Home Entertainment Guide: November 2021 | TV / Streaming


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Special Features
New 4K restoration of both the original 127-minute Italian version and the 105-minute export version from the original negative by Arrow Films
4K (2160p) presentations of both versions in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring originally and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative
Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Alan Jones and Mikel J. Koven, and a new essay by Rachael Nisbet
Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative
Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards
Restored original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks *
Optional lossless 5.1 Italian soundtrack
English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
New audio commentary by critics Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
Archival audio commentary by Argento expert Thomas Rostock
Almost three hours of new interviews with members of the cast and crew, including co-writer / director Dario Argento, actors Macha Méril, Gabriele Lavia, Jacopo Mariani and Lino Capolicchio (Argento’s original choice for the role of Marcus Daly), production manager Angelo Iacono, composer Claudio Simonetti, and archival footage of actress Daria Nicolodi
Italian trailer
Arrow Video 2018 trailer
Image galleries
Restored original lossless mono English soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Archival introduction to the film by Claudio Simonetti of Goblin
Profondo Giallo – an archival visual essay by Michael Mackenzie featuring an in-depth appreciation of Deep Red, its themes and its legacy
Archival interviews with Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi, Claudio Simonetti and long-time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi
US theatrical trailer

“The Haunting of Bly Manor”

It’s always a bit interesting to me when original series and films from streaming companies get impressive physical releases, which happened with both Mike Flanagan’s “The Haunting of Hill House” and, recently, with the follow-up, “The Haunting of Bly Manor. ” Not as well received as the first project, “Bly” still has some hardcore fans who might be drawn to this release because of its special features, including commentaries on three episodes, one of them by Flanagan himself. For a physical release that only collectors are going to buy, it’s a little slight, but I always like it when companies give their most loyal viewers something extra.

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Special Features
Home for the Haunted: The Ghosts of Bly Manor – Featurette
Welcome to Bly Manor – Featurette
Audio Commentary by Director / Creator Mike Flanagan
Audio Commentary by Director Liam Gavin
Audio Commentary by Director Axelle Carolyn

“The Hills Have Eyes” (Arrow)

Wes Craven made waves after his debut “The Last House on the Left” when he went into the desert and came back with the stunning and terrifying “The Hills Have Eyes.” The story of an average American family who breaks down in the middle of nowhere only to be beset upon by cannibals is a powerful vision of horror that spoke to hundreds of filmmakers who would try to copy its template. A much better film than you even remember, it’s now presented in 4K for the first time with a brand new restoration in one of those lavish Arrow sets that includes an almost overwhelming amount of special features. Pick this up for the most twisted person on your Xmas list.

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