Arrow Video Bringing Yuzna’s Great Society to Blu



From the producer of Re-Animator and director of Return of the Living Dead III, the brilliant and grotesque Society is making its long overdue Blu debut, from Arrow Films. 

Though announced as part of the newly expanded Arrow’s May slate (Arrow now produced North American region titles, as well), alongside notable titles like British crime classics The Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa, and Video Nasty Island of Death, Society is clearly the highlight.

Yuzna’s film is a darkly comic gem, skewering classism with help from a bizarre tone and utterly unreal SFX from Screaming Mad George. Arrow has announced a May 18th release date for the dual format Blu, accompanied by new art, a collector’s booklet, a new commentary from Yuzna, a featurette on said FX and more. Find the full info, below and hum the theme with me into spring.

After producing Stuart Gordon’s hit Re-Animator, Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III) turned his hand to directing with 1989’s Society, and gave birth to one of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time.

Teenager Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) has always felt like the odd one out in his wealthy, upper-class Beverly Hills family. For some reason, he just doesn’t seem to fit in. But his sense of alienation takes a sinister turn when he overhears a surreptitious audio recording of his sister’s coming-out party, which seems to implicate his family and others in a bizarre, ritualistic orgy. And then there are the strange things he’s been seeing – glimpses of people with their bodies contorted impossibly out of shape… Is Billy going mad or is there something seriously amiss in his neighbourhood?

Packing stomach-churning grue and thought-provoking social commentary in equal measure, Society is a biting horror satire which culminates in one of the most leftfield, gag-inducing “climaxes” in all of horror history – just don’t eat beforehand!

Special Features:

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation

• Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

• New Audio Commentary with Director Brian Yuzna

• Governor Of Society with Brian Yuzna

• The Masters Of The Hunt with stars Billy Warlock, Devin Devasquez, Ben Meyerson and Tim Bartell

• The Champions Of The Shunt with FX Artists Screaming Mad George, David Grasso and Nick Benson

• Screaming Mad George music video

• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork

• Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film, illustrated with original archive stills and posters