One of the most wonderfully sleazy and sick tellings of the story of Ed Gein, Deranged, is not only hitting Blu-ray and DVD in the UK courtesy of Arrow Films, but it’s doing so COMPLETELY UNCUT. Yep, green with jealously here. My heart gently weeps. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
Arrow Video are pleased to announce the worldwide Blu-ray premiere of Alan Ormsby and Jeff Gillen’s disturbing cult-horror classic DERANGED on Monday, August 19th.
Restored and fully uncut for the first time ever, anywhere in the world, horror fans will finally be able to bear witness to the movie’s infamous ‘brain-scooping scene’ in all its glory! Originally released as part of MGM’s “Midnite Movies” DVD collection, this release marks the first time DERANGED will be available on Blu-ray.
In keeping with the high standards Arrow’s fanbase has come to expect, the deluxe dual edition of DERANGED will come loaded with special features and bonus material, including exclusive featurettes, interviews, behind-the-scenes images, trailers, collector’s booklet and reversible sleeve artwork.
Real-life Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein inspired many distinguished films, including Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, but none is quite as disturbing as Deranged.
Roberts Blossom gives an alarmingly convincing performance as rural eccentric Ezra Cobb, whose mother’s death unhinges him to the point where he not only lovingly preserves her corpse in the living room but also goes out to find ‘friends’ to keep her company, not all of whom are dead when he finds them! Perversely, Ezra’s more worried about what mother would say about his various activities than he is about the prospect of being found out. Indeed, like Gein, he’s cheerfully open about his activities when visiting friends, but no one believes him.
Like Carnival of Souls and The Honeymoon Killers, this is one of American horror cinema’s great one-offs, an eerie, genuinely unsettling but also darkly comic experience.
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