Anchor Bay UK July releases including an Evil Dead Trilogy box set

Anchor Bay UK have revealed details and artwork for most of their July 28th Region 2 UK DVD releases. The schedule is as follows...

The Crazies - £16.99 RRP

Updated details and artwork here

Evil Dead Trilogy - £29.99 RRP

At this stage we only know this set will be a UK exclusive offering all 3 of the Evil Dead movies in one 4 disc set. According to the brief details currently present on the official Anchor Bay UK website we can expect the 4th disc to contain bonus materials exclusive to the UK. Expect an update when the details come in, but for now we do have an Image Gallery online showing off the set.

Danger UXB Box set - £29.99 RRP

Again little is currently known of this set at the time of writing. What we do know is that this classic UK Television series based on a true story will be presented in its entirety (13 episodes @ 60-minutes each) over four DVDs with a fifth disc offering the true story documentary. Expect an update when the details come in, but for now we do have an Image Gallery online showing off the set.

Bring Me The Head Of Mavis Davis - £16.99 RRP

Details on this release are as follows...

  • Anamorphic Widescreen and Full Frame presentations
  • Featurette
  • Film Notes
  • Talent Biographies
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Gallery
Here is a look at the DVD pack shot and the text from the Press Release...

BRING ME THE HEAD OF MAVIS DAVIS stars two of Britain's best-loved comic acting talents, Rik Mayall (Guest House Paradiso; TV's The Young Ones, The New Statesman and Bottom) and Jane Horrocks (Little Voice; TV's Absolutely Fabulous), in a darkly humorous tale of a struggling record company executive whose dire financial straits lead him to taking desperate measures.

Mayall stars as Marty Starr, founder and head of Purple Starr Records, and the man responsible for transforming the timid but talented Mavis Davis (Horrocks) into successful singing superstar, Marla Dorland. But times have changed and Marla's stardom is beginning to fade. To make matters worse, Marty is behind on alimony payments to his ex-wife, his house has been repossessed, his prized Jaguar car has been blown up and his life is being threatened by Mob boss, Rathbone, whose talentless son Marty is being forced to promote. Listening to an old Elvis record, Marty stumbles across a macabre idea, as he recalls some of the countless former pop stars whose untimely deaths resulted in posthumous success. Believing that Marla's passing could make her a legend, thereby reviving her "career" and his fortunes, Marty begins plotting her tragic demise.

Also starring Danny Aiello (Dinner Rush; 2 Days In The Valley), Jaclyn Mendoza (The Phantom Of The Opera), Philip Martin Brown (Sleepy Hollow; TV's Casualty), Marc Warren (TV's Band Of Brothers) and Daniel Abineri (International Velvet), BRING ME THE HEAD OF MAVIS DAVIS is a black comedy sure to appeal to fans of Mayall and Horrocks. Performing her own musical numbers throughout the film, Jane Horrocks admirably displays her considerable vocal talents, for which she would later earn international acclaim on the stage in The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice and in its big screen adaptation (Little Voice).

Steel Dawn - July 28th - £16.99 RRP

Originally scheduled for a June 23rd release this title has now been bumped to July. Details on the release are as follows...

  • Widescreen (1.77:1) Presentation Enhanced for 16x9 TVs
  • Optional 5.1 audio
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Making Of Documentary
  • Featurette
  • Stills Gallery
  • Patrick Swayze Biography
Here is a look at the cover artwork and the text from the Press Release...

"Shane" meets "Mad Max" in STEEL DAWN, the little seen but highly regarded sci-fi Western starring Patrick Swayze (Donnie Darko; Ghost), which is now receiving a well-deserved UK release on VHS and DVD courtesy of Anchor Bay UK.

Martial arts warrior Nomad (Patrick Swayze) is drifting through a post-apocalyptic desert in search of those responsible for the murderer of his friend and mentor, Cord (John Fujioka), when he comes across a small farming community. The farmers are under threat from Damnil (Anthony Zerbe), an evil warlord and landowner with his sights set on the local water supplies. Hired to work on the farm of a feisty widow named Kasha (Lisa Niemi), Nomad finds himself caught in the middle of the brewing conflict when he discovers his friend's murderers are part of Damnil's gang.

In stark contrast to, and somewhat overshadowed at the time of its release by Patrick Swayze's other 1987 film, the enormously successful"Dirty Dancing", STEEL DAWN is a violent, futuristic version of a Spaghetti Western, with Swayze in full-on action hero mode as the nomadic drifter bent on revenge.

Directed by Lance Hool (One Man's Hero; Missing In Action 2: The Beginning), STEEL DAWN sees Swayze starring alongside his real-life wife Lisa Niemi (She's Having A Baby; Slamdance), with a supporting cast that includes Anthony Zerbe (True Crime; Star Trek: Insurrection), Brion James (The Fifth Element), Christopher Neame (Hellbound) and John Fujioka (Pearl Harbor; Mortal Kombat; American Yakuza). The film also features the US film debut of "The Mummy" star Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy Returns; Hard Target).

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