It is a truly joyous day my friends. The wonderful people over at Arrow Video have just announced that they will be unearthing, Jeff Liebermann’s cult- classic flick Squirm onto a special features packed UK release.
And yes, as always, we have all the details and artwork for you below, so check them out.
From the Press Release:
Arrow Video is pleased to announce the UK Blu-ray & DVD debut of Jeff Liebermann’s
cult-horror classic SQUIRM on Monday 23rd September.
Lovingly restored for Blu-ray, a process approved by Lieberman himself, Arrow’s HD
presentation of SQUIRM is uncut and comes loaded with special features and bonus
material, including interchangeable artwork and exclusive writing on the film by UK horror
aficionado Kim Newman. One of the most original and entertaining of the revenge-of-nature films that characterised
mid-1970s American horror, SQUIRM begins with a pylon being downed by a thunderstorm,
sending millions of volts into the wet, conductive mud, giving its hundreds of thousands of
wriggly inhabitants an insatiable hunger for human flesh.
Since the fallen power lines have also cut-off the electricity supply to Fly Creek, Georgia, its
population could hardly be more vulnerable as the sun goes down… Houses can be
barricaded against most intruders, but what happens when the things you’re trying to keep
out are small enough to get into the water supply?!
In his debut feature film, writer-director Jeff Lieberman (who also made the cult classics
Blue Sunshine and Just Before Dawn) achieves a near-perfect blend of knowing wit and
good old-fashioned scares, with Oscar-winning make-up genius Rick Baker (An American
Werewolf in London) on hand for some of the most memorably disgusting special effects
ever committed to film.
This director-approved Blu-ray & DVD dual-edition release of SQUIRM includes the following
special features and bonus material:
- - High Definition digital transfer of the film, approved by writer-director Jeff Lieberman.
- - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD uncut presentation, available
- in the UK for the first time!
- - Original Uncompressed Mono PCM Audio.
- - Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
- - Audio commentary with Jeff Lieberman.
- - Filmed Live Q&A session with Jeff Lieberman and star Don Scardino from New York’s
- Anthology Film Archives (2012).
- - The Esoteric Auteur – Kim Newman on Jeff Lieberman and Squirm.
- - Original Trailer.
- - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin.
- - Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin, author of Massacred by Mother Nature and an interview with Jeff Lieberman by Calum Waddell, illustrated with original archive stills and posters.