Ahead of the Jen and Sylvia Soska's remake, 101 Films have announced a Limited Edition Blu-ray release of Rabid, the enduringly tense and gruesome horror that marked a landmark in David Cronenberg’s early career.
Coincidentally, the release will feature an audio commentary track with the "Twisted Twins", as well as a 2K scan from the original camera negative at director Cronenberg’s preferred aspect ratio (1.66:1) and a shit ton of extra features, including Part 1 of a new feature length documentary on Canadian horror films.
In the 1977 film, "When Rose (Marilyn Chambers) suffers terrible injuries in a motorcycle crash, she is taken to a nearby clinic run by Dr Keloid for experimental skin-graft surgery. At first, the revolutionary procedure proves successful, but it soon leaves Rose with a strange orifice protruding from her armpit and an insatiable thirst for human blood. Hell-bent on satisfying her bloodlust, Rose leaves a trail of insane and uncontrollably aggressive victims, as the unknown virus engulfs North America in an orgy of frenetic violence."
This Limited Edition release is street dated for August 26th, be sure to pre-order your copy today!
Brand New Extras
The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film – Part One: Gimme Shelter: Cinepix and the Birth of the Canadian Horror Film, a brand new feature-length documentary exploring the social contexts behind Canadian horror cinema from filmmaker and author Xavier Mendik
Audio commentary with filmmakers Jen & Sylvia Soska
Limited edition booklet: Includes 'The Birth of Rabid'by Greg Dunning and ‘Stunned. Shocked. Exhilarated’: Horror in the Early Films of David Cronenberg by Alex Morris
Audio commentary with writer-director David Cronenberg
Audio commentary with William Beard, author of ‘The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg’
Audio interview with Jill C. Nelson, author of ‘Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women Of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985’ and Marilyn Chambers' Personal Appearances Manager Ken Leicht
Young And Rabid – An interview with actress Susan Roman
Archive interview with David Cronenberg
The Directors: David Cronenberg – a 1999 documentary on the filmmaker
Interview with executive producer Ivan Reitman
Interview with co-producer Don Carmody
This 2K restoration will screen at London’s FrightFest Film Festival on Sunday, August 25th. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/Rabid77FrightFest