Award-winning filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa delivered one of the finest entries in the J-Horror cycle of films with this moody and spiritually terrifying film that delivers existential dread along with its frights. Setting his story in the burgeoning internet and social media scene in Japan, Kurosawa's dark and apocalyptic film foretells how technology will only serve to isolate us as it grows more important to our lives. A group of young people in Tokyo begin to experience strange phenomena involving missing co-workers and friends, technological breakdown, and a mysterious website which asks the compelling question, Do you want to meet a ghost? After the unexpected suicides of several friends, three strangers set out to explore a city which is growing more empty by the day, and to solve the mystery of what lies within a forbidden room in an abandoned construction site, mysteriously sealed shut with red packing tape. Featuring haunting cinematography by Junichiro Hayashi (Ring, Dark Water), a dark and unsettling tone which lingers long after the movie is over, and an ahead-of-its-time story which anticipates 21st century disconnection and social media malaise, Pulse is one of the greatest and most terrifying achievements in modern Japanese horror, and a dark mirror for our contemporary digital world. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition digital transfer High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Original 5.1 audio (DTS-HD on the Blu-ray) New optional English subtitle translation New interview with writer/director Kiyoshi Kurosawa New interview with cinematographer Junichiro Hayashi The Horror of Isolation: a new video appreciation featuring Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett (Blair Witch, You’re Next) Archive ‘Making of’ documentary, plus four archive behind-the-scenes featurettes Premiere footage from the Cannes Film Festival Cast and crew introductions from opening day screenings in Tokyo Trailers and TV Spots Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tommy Pocket
Jim VanBebber’s notorious, blood-drenched cult classic Deadbeat at Dawn rises again on the advent of its 30th anniversary, newly restored for the first time on Blu-ray. Locked and loaded with a raft of new extras, see Deadbeat as you’ve never seen it before – in all its head-busting, bone-crushing glory! Written by, directed by and starring VanBebber, Deadbeat follows the story of Goose – a gang leader whose girlfriend is brutally slaughtered when he attempts to leave the thug life behind. Pulled back into the gang, who’ve now formed an uneasy alliance with the thugs that butchered his girl, Goose sees an opportunity to exact his brutal, deadly revenge. The very definition of DIY, independent filmmaking (VanBebber quit film school after his first year and used his student loan to fund the movie), Deadbeat at Dawn surpasses its low-budget origins to create a revenge movie that delivers more thrills and bloody spills than all of Chuck Norris’ films combined. Special Edition Contents: Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films, supervised and approved by writer-director Jim VanBebber High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed PCM mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Brand new free-wheeling audio commentary with Jim VanBebber (’Goose’, The Ravens’ Gang Leader), actor Paul Harper (’Danny Carmodi’, The Spyders’ Gang Leader) and guest Cody Lee Hardin, moderated by filmmaker Victor Bonacore (Diary of a Deadbeat: The Story of Jim VanBebber) Jim VanBebber, Deadbeat Forever! – a brand new retrospective documentary on VanBebber and the Deadbeat legacy by Filmmaker Victor Bonacore, featuring first-time interviews, super-rare footage, VanBebber’s college films and much, much more! Archival 1986 behind-the-scenes documentary – Nate Pennington’s VHS documentary on a failed Deadbeat shoot Outtakes, newly transferred in HD Four newly-restored VanBebber short films – Into the Black (1983, 34 mins), My Sweet Satan (1993, 19 mins), Roadkill: The Last Days of John Martin (1994, 14 mins) and Gator Green (2013, 16 mins) Jim VanBebber Music Video Collection, featuring never-before-seen Director’s Cuts Chunkblower – promotional trailer for an unfinished Gary Blair Smith-produced gore-soaked feature film Extensive Image Gallery – Never-Before-Seen Stills! Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
Have you collected all of the Walt Disney Classics: Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan? This picture book is illustrated by celebrated Disney artist Mary Blair, who drew the original concept art for the beloved film. It also rediscovers one of your Disney films as the traditional tale is retold alongside Mary's stunning artwork.