Arrow Video brings the complete House film series to DVD and Blu-ray
Beloved genre home video imprint Arrow Video has made a pretty exciting announcement via their UK offices today. This coming March, Arrow will release the complete House saga, brought together on Blu-ray for the first time. This is a UK release, so you will need a region free player in order to absorb its wonders.
You remember House, right? The 1986 Sean S.Cunningham-produced black comedy horror film directed by Steve Miner, starring The Greatest American Hero’s William Katt and fueled by a great Harry Manfredini score? This writer has fond memories of sneaking into the theater to see it as a kid and being disoriented by its manic shifts in tone, imaginative special FX and genuine darkness at its core. It was, in essence, the first Vietnam-centric horror movie I ever saw.
Arrow is releasing that magnificent film as well as its three vaguely-related sequels on DVD and Blu-ray together in one great package for the first time on March 20th.
The original House stars Katt as Roger Cobb, a horror novelist struggling to pen his next bestseller. When he inherits his aunt’s creaky old mansion, Roger decides that he has found the ideal place in which to get some writing done. Unfortunately, the house’s monstrous supernatural residents have other ideas…
House II: The Second Story sees young Jesse (Arye Gross) moving into an old family mansion where his parents were mysteriously murdered years before. Plans for turning the place into a party pad are soon thwarted by the appearance of Jesse’s mummified great-great-grandfather, his mystical crystal skull and the zombie cowboy who’ll stop at nothing to lay his hands on it!
In House 3 (released domestically as The Horror Show), Lance Henriksen stars as a detective who sends a sadistic serial killer to the electric chair, only to find himself stalked by the maniac from beyond the grave.
Meanwhile, House IV: The Repossession has William Katt returning to the fold for one last terrifying tale that mixes seedy mobsters, Native American spirits and a singing pizza in perhaps the craziest House entry of all!
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
HOUSE II: THE SECOND STORY:
HOUSE III: THE HORROR SHOW:
HOUSE IV: THE REPOSSESSION:
Are you a fellow House fan? What do you think of strange sequels? Will you be picking this set up? Do you have a region free Blu-ray player? Answer my damned questions in the comments below! And pre-order the House set here!