Ovidio Assonitis’ ‘Madhouse’ Gets an Arrow Video 2K Restoration Blu-Ray

Ovidio Assonitis' 'Madhouse' Gets an Arrow Video 2K Restoration Blu-Ray

Arrow Video are set to release a sweet special edition release of Ovidio Assonitis’ Madhouse, a disturbing film that was deemed a video nasty by the British authorities. You can score a copy of this horror gem by pre-order right here!

Madhouse will be available from June 12, 2017. Head on down to see the cover artwork and bonus feature details.


Helmed by legendary producer/director Ovidio Assonitis, the man behind such cult favourites as The Visitor and Piranha II: The Spawning, Madhouse is a crimson-soaked tale of sibling rivalry taken to a terrifying and bloody extreme.

Julia has spent her entire adult life trying to forget the torment she suffered at the hands of her twisted twin Mary… but Mary hasn’t forgotten. Escaping hospital, where she’s recently been admitted with a horrific, disfiguring illness, Julia’s sadistic sister vows to exact a particularly cruel revenge on her sibling this year promising a birthday surprise that she’ll never forget.

An Italian production shot entirely in Savannah, Georgia, Madhouse (aka And When She Was Bad and There Was a Little Girl) fuses slasher elements with the over-the-top excess of 80s Italian terror resulting in a cinematic bloodbath so gut-wrenching that the British authorities saw fit to outlaw it as a video nasty.


  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition presentations
  • Original Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-Ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Theatrical Trailer, newly transferred in HD
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing on the film

If you would like to pick up a copy of Madhouse, you can pre-order the film at

Madhouse Arrow Video UK Blu-Ray