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Arrow Releasing ‘Howling II’, ‘Driller Killer’, and ‘The Initiation’ on Blu-Ray

Arrow Video Releasing 'Howling II', 'Driller Killer', and 'The Initiation' on Blu-Ray

Coming up for release in November form Arrow Video are 3 titles that should be sitting in your horror Blu-Ray collection. From the 14th to the 28th of November, you will be able take home and own the following horror titles, Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf, The Driller Killer, and The Initiation, which will all be available on Dual Format Blu-Ray editions. Head on down to check them out!

You will notice that Driller Killer is available on both normal Blu-Ray and Steelbook, so the choice is really yours. As we always mention, if you decide to pick up any of the titles listed below, support DUHD and go through our links to help us keep the website loaded with the latest apps and widgets.

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Howling II Arrow Video Blu-RayHowling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (Dual Format) (Blu-Ray)
Blu-Ray Release Date: November 14, 2016 | Order Here

IT’S NOT OVER YET.

How do you follow up a film as iconic as Joe Dante s seminal werewolf epic The Howling? With a star turn from horror legend Christopher Lee and a leather-clad Sybil Danning (The Red Queen Kills Seven Times), Howling II is more than up to the challenge!

After a young woman dies in violent circumstances, her brother is approached by a stranger (Lee) who reveals that she was in fact a werewolf. The brother s initial skepticism is quickly diffused when he encounters the fanged beasts first-hand. Now the pair, joined by a plucky journalist, must travel to Transylvania to destroy werewolf queen Stirba (Danning), and rid the world of lycanthropes once and for all.

Helmed by director Philippe Mora (Mad Dog Morgan, The Beast Within), who would go on to direct the equally barmy follow-up Howling III: The Marsupials, Howling II is a campy horror extravaganza featuring killer dwarves, werewolf orgies and 80s punk rock galore!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new digital transfer
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Philippe Mora
  • Audio commentary with composer Steve Parsons and editor Charles Bornstein
  • Leading Man an interview with actor Reb Brown
  • Queen Of The Werewolves an interview with actress Sybil Danning
  • A Monkey Phase interviews with special make-up effects artists Steve Johnson and Scott Wheeler
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Alternate Opening and Alternate Ending
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth

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Driller Killer Blu-RayThe Driller Killer (Dual Format) (Blu-Ray) Or (Steelbook)
Blu-Ray Release Date: November 28, 2016 | Order Blu-Ray Here / Steelbook Here

In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara’s films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer.

Ferrara plays struggling artist Reno, a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New York living in the late seventies and the No Wave band practising in the apartment below. His grip on reality soon begins to slip and he takes to stalking the streets with his power tool in search of prey…

One of the most infamous video nasties, in part thanks to its drill-in-head sleeve, The Driller Killer has lost none of its power to unnerve and is presented here fully uncut.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author of Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
  • Brand new interview with Ferrara
  • Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45 Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara’s feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the UK for the first time ever
  • Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens

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Initiation Blu-RayThe Initiation (Dual Format) (Blu-Ray)
Blu-Ray Release Date: November 7, 2016 | Order Here

HERE’S TO BEING YOUNG… STAYING YOUNG… AND DYING YOUNG.

Marking TV star Daphne Zuniga’s debut in a leading role, The Initiation ranks amongst the finest of the college-based stalk-and-slash flicks now finally restored in glorious High-Definition!

Kelly’s new sorority has a special initiation ritual in store for her an after-hours break-in of her father’s department store. But what begins as a night of harmless college fun turns sour when, once inside the enormous mall, Kelly and her fellow pledges find themselves locked in for the night… with a deadly intruder stalking the corridors.

Arriving in 1984, The Initiation might have been late to the slasher party, but, alongside the likes of The House on Sorority Row and The Mutilator, it remains one of the stronger entries to emerge in the latter days of the slice-and-dice boom.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by The Hysteria Continues
  • Brand new interview with actor Christopher Bradley
  • Brand new interview with actress Joy Jones
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic James Oliver