Arrow Brings The Mutilator to Blu

By sword, by pick, by Arrow, The Mutilator comes to DVD & Blu this fall. 

1985 cult favortie The Mutilator, a grisly slasher from Buddy Cooper that’s never made it to official U.S. DVD has been announced for a September 29th DVD & Blu from the greats at Arrow Video. Following their loving releases of Mark of the DevilBlood Rage and Society, this is another title many have been eagerly awaiting. 

The Mutilator hits the UK one day prior on September 28th. Find Arrow’s full announcement and art, below. More extras to come. 

Although the slasher film was in decline by the mid-1980s, there were still some grisly delights to be had… and they don’t come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper’s sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator!

When Ed receives a message from his father asking him to go and lock up the family’s beach condo for the winter, it seems like the perfect excuse for an alcohol-fuelled few days away with his friends. After all, his dad has forgiven him for accidentally blowing mom away with a shotgun several years ago… hasn’t he? But no sooner are the teens on the island than they find themselves stalked by a figure with an axe (and a hook, and an onboard motor) to grind…

Originally entitled Fall Break (watch out for the incongruous theme song of the same name!), The Mutilator has earned a reputation amongst horror fans as one of the ‘holy grails’ of 80s splatter mayhem due to its highly inventive (and not to say, decidedly gruesome) kill sequences, courtesy of FX wizard Mark Shostrom (Videodrome, Evil Dead II). Finally making its long-awaited bow in High-Definition, The Mutilator has returned to terrorise a whole new generation of horror fans!


•Brand new 2K restoration from original vault materials of the R-rated and Unrated versions of the film

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

•Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

•Brand new interviews with cast and crew

•The Mutilator locations visit

•Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork to be revealed

•Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film alongside archive articles from Fangoria magazine