I’m pretty sure many of you are firmly familiar with the wonderful folks over at Arrow Video, but those of you who aren’t, you are in for one hell of a treat. These guys take classic films and remaster them, often unleashing lost footage and even hard to find versions of the film and commit them to DVD & Blu-ray, in some instances for the very first time.
Today, we have just got word that Arrow Video will be unleashing Mario Bava’s stylish horror classic Black Sabbath onto DVD & Blu-ray this May 13th for the very first time in the UK, and we have all the details you need.
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of two versions of the film; ‘I tre volti della paura’ – the European version with score by Roberto Nicolosi and ‘Black Sabbath’ – the re-edited and re-dubbed AIP version with Les Baxter score, on home video for the first time.
- English SDH subtitles for English Audio and a new subtitle translation of the Italian audio.
- Audio Commentary with Bava biographer and expert Tim Lucas.
- Introduction to the film by author and critic Alan Jones.
- “A Life In Film” – An Interview with star Mark Damon.
- “Twice the Fear” – A new featurette examining the differences between the two versions of the film.
- International Trailer.
- US Trailer.
- Italian Trailer.
- TV and Radio Spots.
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys.
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic David Cairns, a comparison of the versions of the film by Tim Lucas, and a substantial interview with AIP Producer Samuel Z. Arkoff on his experiences of working with Bava, illustrated with original stills and posters.