Earlier today, Arrow Video announced their January releases, and among them was Spanish filmmaker José Ramón Larraz's (Vampyres, Symptoms) 1988 slasher, Edge of the Axe, which will be making its Blu-ray debut with a new 2K restoration!
The release will be available on January 27th, 2020 in the UK, followed by the US and Canada on January 28th.
In the film, "The rural community of Paddock County is being rocked by the crazed exploits of an axe-wielding psychopath, who stalks the night in a black trenchcoat and mask. As the victims pile up, the authorities attempt to keep a lid on the situation, whilst computer whizz-kid Gerald and girlfriend Lillian seek to unmask the killer before the town population reaches zero."
Nominally set in Northern California but shot primarily in Madrid, giving the film an off-kilter, American/European atmosphere akin to the likes of Pieces, Edge of the Axe is a late entry hack-and-slash masterpiece from one of the titans of Spanish terror.
Special Edition Contents:
Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
English and Spanish language versions of the feature
Original uncompressed mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Newly translated English subtitles for the Spanish soundtrack
Brand new audio commentary with actor Barton Faulks
Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
Newly-filmed interview with actor Barton Faulks
The Pain in Spain – a newly-filmed interview with special effects and make-up artist Colin Arthur
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes
Arrow's other January releases include Rob Grant's Harpoon (review) on UK Blu-ray and a Digital-only version of A Serial Killer's Guide to Life.