Arrow Video tells us that they’re packaging up some Charles Band goodies for June.
Some classics from Band’s Empire Pictures are part of a limited edition Blu-ray box set, Enter the Video Store: Empire Of Screams, releasing June 27. The packaging features newly commissioned artwork by Laurie Greasley; reversible sleeves and double-sided posters featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ilan Sheady; 15 postcard-sized reproduction art cards; an Arrow Video store “membership card”; an 80-page perfect bound book featuring new writing on the films by Lee Gambin, Dave Jay, Megan Navarro, and John Harrison, plus select archival material.
Here’s what you’ll find :
DISC ONE – THE DUNGEONMASTER
Combining the fantasy of Conan the Barbarian and the science fiction of Tron is The Dungeonmaster. Featuring an appearance by heavy metal giants W.A.S.P.
The Disc features a new 2K restoration from the original negative; three different versions of the film via seamless branching: the US theatrical version, the pre-release version and the international version; new audio commentary and interview with star Jeffrey Byron; theatrical trailers; and an image gallery
DISC TWO – DOLLS
Dolls is a cult horror classic from director Stuart Gordon that combines a haunted house with possessed dolls.
Disc Two features a new 2K restoration from the original interpositive; new audio commentary by David Decoteau; archival audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon and writer Ed Naha; archival audio commentary with cast members Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Stephen Lee, Carrie Lorraine, and Ian Patrick Williams; a new interview with editor Lee Percy; an archival featurette with Gordon, Yuzna, Purdy, Williams, Producers Brian Yuzna and Charles Band, and Gabe Bartalos; a film-to-storyboard comparison; theatrical trailers; and an image gallery.
DISC THREE – CELLAR DWELLER
Art and horror make for perfect bedfellows in Cellar Dweller.
Bonus features include additional picture restoration by Arrow Films; new audio commentary by and an interview with special make-up effects artist Michael Deak; new appreciation of director John Carl Buechler by film critics Matty Budrewicz and Dave Wain; the original sales sheet; original production notes; a VHS trailer; Empire Pictures’ trailer reel, and image galleries.
DISC FOUR – ARENA
Arena is a hard-hitting, science fiction, action film starring Paul Satterfield and Claudia Christian.
Disc Four features a new 2K restoration from the last known surviving 35mm elements; new audio commentary with director Peter Manoogian; alternative full frame presentation; a new interview with co-screenwriter Danny Bilson; a new interview with special make-up effects artist Michael Deak; the theatrical trailer; and an image gallery.
DISC FIVE – ROBOT JOX
The Cold War was never so hot as it is in director Stuart Gordon’s science fiction adventure Robot Jox.
Bonus content includes a new 2K restoration from the original negative; Archive audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon; archival audio commentary with associate effects director Paul Gentry, mechanical effects artist Mark Rappaport, and stop-motion animator Paul Jessell; a new interview with actor Gary Graham and actor Anne-Marie Johnson; a new appreciation of stop motion animator David Allen by those who knew him, featuring contributions from fellow visual effects artists Steve Burg, Yancy Calzeda, Paul Gentry, Kevin Kutchaver, Dennis Muren and John Vincent; an archival interview with actor Paul Koslo; the original sales sheet; original production notes; the theatrical trailer; and image galleries.