Lamberto Bava’s ‘Demons 1 & 2’ released on Bluray 30th April: Full details on all the goods right here!





Lamberto Bava’s classic horror collection of Demons 1 & 2 finally makes its way to Bluray here in the UK on 30th April. Both film were written by Bava with the help of a certain Dario Argento, and both films carry the “Dario Argento presents” message. These two film are a must have for any horror fan, and Arrow are pulling out all the stops on the Bluray release with an absolute mountain of bonus features, including part of the new Demons 3 comic book. As if it couldn’t get any better, special screenings are happening across the country in Picture House cinemas, and a couple of festivals will also be screening the classic gore fests. Read on for an almighty press release!

From the Press Release
Arrow Films is pleased to announce the limited edition deluxe versions of Lamberto Bava and Dario Argento’s blood-curdling zombie horror classics DEMONS and DEMONS 2 – released as Blu-ray, DVD and Steelbook editions, alongside DEMONS 3, an exclusive and specially commissioned comic book by Stefan Hutchinson. All formats are released in the UK on Monday April 30th.

Restored from the original camera negatives by Cineteca di Bologna, these highly anticipated horror cult classics breathe new demonic fire and unrelenting fury into Lamberto Bava and Dario Argento’s notorious and now-legendary DEMONS franchise.

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 the aforementioned Demons 3 collector’s comic.

Not The Ogre. Not The Church. Not even Black Demons. Now, for the very first time, Arrow Films presents the original sequel to the first two Demons cult classics in the shape of a new comic book entitled Demons 3. It is the 16th Century, the time of the plague in Southern France. Amid the carnage, a new evil is starting to take form and only Nostradamus can see it. Are his horrifying visions of the future signs of what will come to pass? Can he stop the demons from taking over the world? Demons 3 is an all-new epic tale of demonic decapitation is written by Stefan Hutchinson and Barry Keating, with artwork by Jeff Zornow and Peter Fielding.

“The Demons 3 comic book is a new and exclusive installment in the Demons franchise that effortlessly delivers the third part in the trilogy the fans have been waiting for,” says Francesco Simeoni, Arrow Films’ label manager.

“Over the years, there have been many films bearing the moniker of Demons 3,” continues comic book creator, Stefan Hutchinson, “but none of them were genuine sequels. We tried to set the record straight with the Demons 3 comic book. The comic is a gruesome and violent horror tale that will show the first two films in a totally new light. With Jeff Zornow’s chilling artwork, we’ve created sequel that’s like a 70s Marvel comic book on crack.”

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

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.
  • 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.                                                                                                                                                         Also, for fans wanting to experience the horror on the big screen, Arrow Films are pleased to confirm the following ‘one night only’ cinema screenings of DEMONS:Dead by Dawn – Edinburgh Festival – March 29th
    Grimm Up North – Manchester Festival (both Demons & Demons 2) – March 29th
    Picturehouse – Duke of York – April 6th
    Roxy Bar & Screen – London – April 7th
    Picturehouse – Bath – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Belmont – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Brixton – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Bury St Edmonds – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Clapham – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Cameo – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Exeter – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Fact Liverpool – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Greenwich – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Hackney – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Henley on Thames – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Norwich – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Oxford – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Southampton – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Stratford East – April 17th
    Picturehouse – Stratford upon Avon – April 17th
    Picturehouse – York – April 17th
    Genesis – Mile End – 20th April

    Tickets can be ordered from these outlets:

  • Grimm Fest
  • Picture House
  • Genesis Cinema
  • Roxy Barand ScreenIf you do attend a screening, just stay away from any prop masks in the foyer, alright?

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By Matt Wavish
Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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