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Clive Barker’s ‘Rawhead Rex’ 4K Restoration Gets Art, Specs and Date!



Rawhead Rex Packaging

Last month we learned that Kino Lorber is bringing director George Pavlou’s 1986 adaptation of Clive Barker’s Rawhead Rex to theaters with an all-new 4K restoration, followed by an October Blu-Ray and DVD release. If you would like to get your hands on the film in time for Halloween, you can pre-order a copy right here!

Dark Universe are very excited to get our hands on a copy of this cult classic monster flick, which stars David Dukes, Kelly Piper, Hugh O’Conor, Niall O’Brien, and Donal McCann. If you’re a fan, we recommend picking it up.

Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex’s cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.

Kino Lorber just revealed the packaging and special feature details via their Facebook page, which will feature a limited edition slipcover and poster by Sean Phillips, including reversible artwork for the box itself.


  • 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

Look for the Blu-Ray and DVD on October 17. You can pre-order Rawhead Rex right here!

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