The Burning available from next week 19th December on dual format, loaded with special features, in a two disk set. Distributed by Arrow Films.
The Burning finally gets a DVD and Bluray release in a dual format next week from Arrow Films. Although released a few months ago on Steelbook, it was only limited to a few thousand copies, and these are selling upwards from £45,00 to even higher on Internet auction sites at the moment.
Another one of the banned nasties in the UK throughout the eighties from a meddling government who decided they knew best in the form of censorship, and what the BRITISH public could see or not. Thankfully with a change of management in the nineties at the BBFC, and a more liberal government, we finally got to see these beauties, on VHS of course at the tail end of the nineties. With the releases of The Exorcist, Evil Dead, The Bogeyman, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Driller Killer, Suspira and many others deemed to graphic for the British public in the eighties. Stupid really as these films seem tame in comparison to modern horror, you only have to see Martyrs to see how far, and how sensible censors or these days, compared to the days of old.
Anyway this release has the same special features as the Steelbook, and comes dual format including both DVD and Bluray version of this great 80's slasher.
Special features include;
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Tony Maylam and critic Alan Jones
Audio commentary with stars Shelley Bruce and Bonnie Deroski
Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
Blood n Fire Memories a look at the creation of the film's make-up effects with FX artist Tom Savini
Slash & Cut an interview with editor Jack Sholder
Cropsy Speaks an interview with actor Lou David
Summer Camp Nightmare an interview with actress Leah Ayres
Synthly the Best a brand new interview with composer Rick Wakeman
Reversible sleeve featuring original and new artwork by Justin Erickson