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Arrow Video Gives Creepshow 2 The Blu-ray Release It Has Long Deserved

In my opinion, Creepshow 2 has never gotten the recognition it has deserved.  Granted, it had a huge legacy to live up to  – and it did just that and for but some reason it just never seemed to reach the same level of fandom as the classic original.  I always found The Raft segment to be one of the most terrifying horror shorts ever filmed and I am thrilled that Arrow Video is going to give this overlooked gem the love I feel it deserves.

Only bad thing is that we’re going to have to wait until December to add this one to our collections – would have loved to have had it for the haunt season but hey – at least it’s coming!

The press release does an exceptional job of breaking down what is in store:

Horror titans George A. Romero and Stephen King deliver yet another fiendish selection of blood-curdling tales in Creepshow 2 – now newly remastered in 2K!

In “Old Chief Wood’nhead”, a group of young hoodlums face retribution from an unlikely source after looting a local hardware store. Meanwhile, “The Raft” sees a group of horny teens wishing they’d read the warning signs first before taking a dip in a remote lake. Finally, an uptight businesswoman finds herself with some unwanted company following a hit-and-run incident in “The Hitch-hiker”.

Whilst retaining the EC comic book flavour that made the original such a hit, Creepshow 2, this time directed by long-time Romero collaborator Michael Gornick, is a decidedly darker and grimmer affair than its predecessor and remains one of the greatest horror anthologies of all time.

Limited Edition Contents:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Creepshow 2: Pinfall – limited edition booklet featuring the never-before-seen comic adaptation of this unfilmed Creepshow 2 segment by artist Jason Mayoh
  • Audio Commentary with director Michael Gornick, moderated by Perry Martin
  • Nightmares in Foam Rubber – featurette with special make-up effects artists Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero
  • My Friend Rick – Berger on working with make-up legend Rick Baker
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Mike Saputo

Special Edition Contents:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio Commentary with director Michael Gornick, moderated by Perry Martin
  • Nightmares in Foam Rubber – featurette with special make-up effects artists Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero
  • My Friend Rick – Berger on working with make-up legend Rick Baker
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Mike Saputo
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth

Dec. 13th is the release date and I’m digging the hell out of this new cover art!

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About David Dreher

A lifelong fan of all things dark and spooky Dave has written for Creature Corner, House of Horrors, Horrornew.net and The Horror Channel. He is co-host of Horror News Radio and has spent the last 18 years working with Tom Savini as the webmaster of his website. Dave holds a BA in Creative Writing and a MA in New Media Journalism.

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