Driller Killer (1979) Released on Bluray and limited edition Steelbook 250,000 copies only from the 28th November 2016. Directed by Abel Ferrara. Distributed by Arrow Films UK. Certificate 18. Running time 96minutes, on a two disk set.
Another banned classic is finally getting the great Arrow Films treatment on the 28th November 2016, Released as a limited edition steelbook to 250,000 copies, also available as a standalone Bluray edition. Slammed packed with special features. Starring and directed by Abel Ferrara as a struggling artist driven mad by everyday life,almost becoming destitute, but having a distrust and hatred of the homeless, he does not want to become, and one night taking his revenge using a power drill.
This is another of the infamous banned films in the UK under the video nasties act, being banned for over 15 years from 1984-1999, with it finally getting a VHS and DVD release, with it still being heavily cut. The BBFC finally looked at the film again in 2002 and allowed it finally to be seen uncut, which this version is from.
The special features are;
Limited Edition SteelBook featuring original artwork (2500 copies)
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
Collector s booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens.