While looking around for information on the release of Lucio Fulci's City of the Living Dead on Blu-ray, I stumbled upon some interesting tidbits. It appears that Arrow Films, the company responsible for releasing the Fulci classic in the UK, has a whole slew of Argento films planned for UK Blu-ray!
The info comes by way of both pre-order pages on UK online stores as well as from what appears to be Arrow sources posting confirmations and updates on cult movie forums. Titles that are floating around include Deep Red, Tenebrae, Inferno, Phenomena and The Cat o' Nine Tails. It looks like Tenebrae and Phenomena are on the docket but have been pushed until next year. Arrow has apparently done 3 new interviews to be included on the Tenebrae release. Deep Red is definitely happening as a DVD with 5 new featurettes created for the release and a Blu-ray is under "serious consideration" if it can be done well. Inferno looks to be the one closest to release. Arrow announced that it was pushing the title from August to a September release date, though most retailers are still listing the August 2nd date of release. Inferno looks to be just as feature-packed as the Arrow City of the Living Dead release! Head past the jump to check out all of the proposed special features.
Arrow's Inferno Blu-ray details:
- Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned art work
- Double-sided fold out Poster
- Collector's Booklet featuring brand new writing on Inferno by Alan Jones, author of Profondo Argento
- High Definition Presentation of the film (1080p)
- Optional 7.1 DTS-HD/2.0 Stereo Audio
- Introduction to Inferno by star Daria Nicolodi
- Dario's Inferno (16 mins interview with Dario Argento)
- Acting in Hot Water: An Interview with Daria Nicolodi (18 mins interview)
- The Other Mother: Making the Black Cat (16 mins) In 1989 director Luigi Cozzi (a long time friend and collaborator of Dario Argento) decided to make the unofficial follow-up to Inferno and 'complete' the Three Mothers legacy. This feature looks at the torrid history of The Black Cat, with plenty of clips too!
- Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror (57 mins) Mark Kermode narrates this documentary on Argento's career including interviews with George A. Romero and John Carpenter
- The Complete Dario Argento Trailer Gallery [18 films]
- Easter Egg (5 mins of Dario Argento in English, with random memories of Inferno)
We'll keep an eye on these upcoming UK Argento releases and give you more details on the discs as they emerge.