Rawhead Rex Bluray Details Announced
Earlier in the year it was announced that Kino Lorber would release Rawhead Rex in a brand new 4K restoration of the film! No other details were mentioned in regards to special features at the time, but I’m sure the film’s original theatrical trailer would’ve been enough to please most fans.
Well, I’m happy to report that not only are they getting a trailer, but a ton of other extras that will have them foaming at the mouth.
• Brand New 4K Restoration – From the Original Camera Negative
• Audio Commentary with Director George Pavlou, moderated by Stephen Thrower, the Author of Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents, Murderous Passions; The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco and Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
• Interview with Actor Heinrich von Bünau (Rawhead Rex)
• Interview with Actor Ronan Wilmot (Declan O’Brien)
• Interview with SFX/MU Crew Members Gerry Johnston (SFX Supervisor), Peter Mackenzie Litten (SFX Creature Effects), John Schoonraad (SFX Mould Maker) & Rosie Blackmore (Makeup Artist)
• Interview with Cameraman Sean Corcoran
• Interview with Stephen R. Bissette, co-creator of John Constantine, instructor at the Center for Cartoon Studies
• Booklet Essay by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
• Animated Behind-the-Scenes Image Gallery
• Limited Edition Slipcase of the New Poster Art by Sean Phillips
• Reversible Art
• 5.1 Surround Audio
• Original Theatrical Trailer
While I’m not an advocate of the film by any means, I have to give credit to Kino Lorber for going all out on this release! They could’ve easily slapped something together to make a quick buck, but instead they’re giving the fans something really special here. I mean they actually took the time and tracked down the guy that played the titular character! Impressive!
Look for Rawhead Rex on dvd and bluray on October 17th! Pre-orders will go up on Kino Lorber’s official site and on Amazon sometime next week.
Thanks to David Anderson for the news!