Arrow Brings Complete House Franchise to DVD and Blu-ray


Arrow Brings Complete House Franchise to DVD and Blu-ray

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!

•Brand new 2K restorations of all four films
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
•The House Companion – limited edition 60-page book featuring new writing on the entire House franchise by researcher Simon Barber, alongside a wealth of archive material

•Audio commentary with director Steve Miner, producer Sean S. Cunningham, actor William Katt and screenwriter Ethan Wiley
•Ding Dong, You’re Dead! The Making of House – brand new documentary featuring interviews with Steve Miner, Sean S. Cunningham, Ethan Wiley, story creator Fred Dekker, stars William Katt, Kay Lenz, and George Wendt, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up and creature effects artists Barney Burman, Brian Wade, James Belohovek, Shannon Shea, Kirk Thatcher, and Bill Sturgeon, special paintings artists Richard Hescox and William Stout, and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
•Stills Gallery
•Theatrical Trailers

•Audio commentary with writer-director Ethan Wiley and producer Sean S. Cunningham
•It’s Getting Weirder! The Making of House II: The Second Story – brand new documentary featuring interviews with Ethan Wiley, Sean S. Cunningham, stars Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Lar Park Lincoln, and Devin DeVasquez, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up & creature effects artists Chris Walas, Mike Smithson, visual effects supervisor Hoyt Yeatman, and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
•Stills Gallery
•Theatrical Trailer

•Uncut Version, for the first time on Blu-ray!
•Audio commentary with producer Sean S. Cunningham
•The Show Must Go On – interview with actor/stuntman Kane Hodder
•House Mother – interview with actress Rita Taggart
•Slaughter Inc. – brand new featurette with special make-up effects creators Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger
•Behind-the-Scenes Footage
•Stills Gallery
•Theatrical Trailer

•Audio commentary with director Lewis Abernathy
•Home Deadly Home: The Making of House IV – brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Lewis Abernathy, producer Sean S. Cunningham, stars Terri Treas and William Katt, actor/stunt coordinator Kane Hodder, and composer Harry Manfredini
•Stills Gallery
•Theatrical Trailer

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!

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