“Guilty Pleasures” just about sums them up, but if you happen to be a fan of the output of director Brian Yuzna and producer Julio Fernandez’s now retired Fantastic Factory label, then count yourself in luck as Arrow Video will be releasing a four-film set in the UK on April 18th entitled – you guessed it – Fantastic Factory Presents!
From the Press Release:
From Arrow Video comes an essential collection of four of the biggest hit features from the Fantastic Factory, the specialist horror, sci-fi and fantasy genre label created by cult writer, director and producer Brian Yuzna (Beneath Still Waters; Bride Of Re-Animator; Society) and Spanish producer Julio Fernandez (Rec; Perfume; The Machinist).
This exclusive four-disc box set includes Brian Yuzna’s Beyond Re-Animator and Faust: Love Of The Damned, along with Arachnid, directed by Jack Sholder (A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge), and Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt, directed by Paco Plaza (Rec; Rec 2). Each disc comes with its own collectors’ booklet and a host of extra features including interviews, commentaries, deleted scenes and more! So get ready to enter the Fantastic Factory for a festival of gory mayhem and blood-splattered horror.
They definitely aren’t joking when it comes to the special features either, with a bevy of material including those physical extras for which Arrow is quickly making their name. The full lowdown is as follows:
Audio commentary by director Brian Yuzna; “All In The Head” – Brian Yuzna on the Re-Animator Chronicles (50 mins); original trailer; double-sided fold-out poster featuring new artwork; collectors’ booklet featuring “World Of Lovecraft” and an interview with star Jeffrey Combs by author and critic Calum Waddell as well as an extract from H.P. Lovecraft’s original story “Herbert West: Re-animator”; reversible sleeve featuring brand new and original artwork; English Stereo, English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 audio options.
Faust: Love Of The Damned
Audio commentary by director Brian Yuzna; “Director Of The Damned: Brian Yuzna, Faust And The Fantastic Factory”; “The Pain in Spain: A History Of Horror In Hot Weather” with Angel Sala, director of the Sitges Film Festival; original trailer; double-sided fold-out poster featuring new artwork; collectors’ booklet “Brian Yuzna: Maestro Of Mayhem” by author and critic Calum Waddell; reversible sleeve featuring brand new and original artwork; English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 audio options.
“King of the Spiders” – Brian Yuzna remembers Arachnid; “Creature Comforts: The Monster Mayhem Of Steve Johnson”; original trailer; collectors’ booklet “Spider Man” and interview with director Jack Sholder by author and critic Calum Waddell; English Stereo, English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 audio options.
Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt
“Romasanta: Lycanthropes, Lunacy And The Last Days Of The Fantastic Factory”; “Making Romasanta” – interviews with director Paco Plaza, stars Julian Sands, Elsa Pataky and John Sharian; interview with composer Mikel Salas; deleted Scenes with introduction and commentary by director Paco Plaza; a featurette on the SFX design in Romasanta; original trailer; collectors’ booklet “Sex, Sun And Sinful Celluloid” by author and critic Calum Waddell; English Stereo and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 audio options.
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