Arrow Video has new annoucements today. The first one is for their release of Satan’s Blade on Blu-ray:
NEW UK TITLE: Satan’s Blade (Arrow Video) Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD
An eerie slice of US regional terror ripe for rediscovery!
Pre-order your UK copy here: http://bit.ly/1WhNNVd
UK Release Date: 11th July 2016
AN UNHOLY TALISMAN OF MURDER AND MADNESS
One of the lesser known entries in the annals of the ’80s slasher film, Satan’s Blade is an eerie slice of US regional terror ripe for rediscovery by horror fans.
Arriving at a snow-capped mountain resort, a group of youngsters are met by the news that a double-murder has taken place there the previous night. Despite this grisly revelation, they decide to stay on, unaware of the knife-wielding figure stalking the wintry landscape… Could the local legend of an ungodly mountain man with a grudge against outsiders have some truth in it?
Shot in Big Bear, California in 1980 but not released until 1984, L. Scott Castillo, Jr.’s Satan’s Blade overcomes the limitations of its shoestring budget with a game cast and all-pervasive, creepy atmosphere – key to which is a freakish nightmare sequence that’s sure to inspire more than a few sleepless nights.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• Brand new 2K restoration of the film presented in both 4:3 (1.37:1) and 1.85:1 versions
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
• Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Brand new audio commentary by podcast The Hysteria Continues
• Interview with writer-director L. Scott Castillo, Jr.
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Ryan Tobin
• Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Brian Albright, author of Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990