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Demons 1 & 2 this April

Arrow Video will bring Lamberto Bava's Demons and its sequel Demons 2 to UK DVD and Blu-ray on 30th April 2012. In Demons an audience are watching a brutal horror flick in a mysterious cinema when the horror rips out of the screen, unleashing a swarm of slathering Demons who are intent on spreading their evil plague across the globe. In Demons 2 the horror breaks through a TV screen to run rampant in an apartment block.

Restored from the original camera negatives by Cineteca di Bologna, Demons and Demons 2 will be released as Blu-ray, DVD and Steelbook editions. Each release will be packaged with a variety of reversible and interchangeable original Anglo/Italian and newly commissioned artwork by Jeff Zornow, a double-sided fold-out poster, an exclusive collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the franchise by Calum Waddell, plus Books 1 & 2 of Demons 3 - a new specially commissioned comic book written by Stefan Hutchinson and Barry Keating, with artwork by Jeff Zornow and Peter Fielding.

Features are outlined below...

Demons

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Blu-ray Contents:
  • Four-option reversible sleeve with original poster and video artwork with additional fifth artwork panel featuring all-new Jeff Zornow artwork
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Collector’s Booklet featuring brand new writing on Demons by Calum Waddell
  • Collector’s Comic: ‘Demons 3’ (Part 1 of 2)

DVD Contents:
  • Reversible sleeve featuring all new artwork by Jeff Zornow and alternate original poster artwork
  • Collector’s Booklet featuring brand new writing on Demons by Calum Waddell
  • Collector’s Comic: ‘Demons 3’ (Part 1 of 2)!

Special Features (for both Blu-ray & DVD versions):
  • Audio recollections of director Lamberto Bava, Special Make-Up Creations Artist Sergio Stivaletti and Journalist Loris Curci
  • Audio recollections of the cast and crew, a brand new commentary [2011]
  • Dario’s Demon Days: Producer Dario Argento discusses the inception of Demons
  • Defining an Era in Music: Composer Claudio Simonetti on the Demons Soundtrack
  • Luigi Cozzi’s Top Italian Terrors: Cozzi discusses the highpoints of Spaghetti Splatter

Product Info:
  • Re-mastered from a brand new HD restoration of the film
  • Optional English and Italian audio
  • Optional English subtitles for Italian and English (SDH) audio
  • Restored from the original camera negative by Cineteca di Bologna
  • Original Aspect Ratio - 1.66:1 (16x9)
  • Blu-ray Region – B
  • DVD Region - 2 PAL

Demons 2
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Blu-ray contents:
  • Four-option reversible sleeve with original poster and video artwork with additional fifth artwork panel featuring all-new Jeff Zornow artwork
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Collector’s Booklet featuring brand new writing on Demons by Calum Waddell
  • Collector’s Comic: ‘Demons 3’ (Part 2 of 2)!

DVD contents:
  • Reversible sleeve featuring all new artwork by Jeff Zornow and alternate original poster artwork
  • Collector’s Booklet featuring brand new writing on Demons by Calum Waddell
  • Collector’s Comic: ‘Demons 3’ (Part 2 of 2)

Special Features (for both Blu-ray & DVD versions):
  • The audio recollections of director Lamberto Bava, Mechanical Creations & Transformation Artist Sergio Stivaletti and Journalist Loris Curci
  • Creating Creature Carnage: Extensive Interview with makeup man Sergio Stivaletti
  • Bava to Bava: Luigi Cozzi tracks the history of the Italian horror film; from Riccardo Freda and Mario Bava to the end of the golden age with Michele Soavi and Lamberto Bava as well as considering recent Italian horror films.

Product Info:
  • Re-mastered from a brand new HD restoration of the film
  • Optional English and Italian audio
  • Optional English subtitles for Italian and English (SDH) audio
  • Restored from the original camera negative by Cineteca di Bologna
  • Original Aspect Ratio - 1.66:1 (16x9)
  • Blu-ray Region – B
  • DVD Region - 2 PAL

Demons & Demons 2 Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook
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Steelbook Contents
  • Limited Edition SteelBook(TM) packaging
  • Collector's Booklet featuring brand new writing on both films by Calum Waddell
  • Brand new HD restorations of both films
  • Optional English and Italian audio
  • English subtitles for Italian and English (SDH) audio for both films

The individual DVDs will retail at £15.99 each while the Blu-rays are £24.99 each. The Steelbook double-pack is £34.99 RRP.

Between March 29 and April 20 there will be limited one-night only screenings of Demons in selected cinemas around the country. View the complete list.

Note: Arrow Video Blu-ray releases are now classed as 'Limited Editions' that will be replaced with a standard edition once stocks run out. These standard editions are packaged inside an amaray case without the windowed slipbox and poster, and will feature just 2 of the previous 4 artwork panels. Disc content is identical.

Below is some further artwork for these releases...

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