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Arrow Video Announces New Date For Their Last House on the Left Blu-ray



Back in February, Arrow Video announced that they were releasing a brand new blu-ray of the Wes Craven's Last House on the Left. The blu-ray was to feature three versions of the film (the unrated version, the Krug and Company version, and the theatrical version of the film plus a boatload of special features. This Limited Edition was supposed to street on May 25th, 2018.

About a month ago, Arrow Video sent me, through their U.S. distributor MVD, a list of their May releases. I noticed that Last House of the Left was not listed anymore. I reached out to Arrow Video and they said that there would be news coming in the next few weeks.

Today, Arrow Video announced, through their Facebook page, that their blu-ray of Last House on the Left was still coming to blu-ray, but it was being delayed a bit, but they were adding to the already bursting at the seems special features list. Below is the new list of special features and swag that is contained inside the Limited Edition box, including the film's soundtrack.

The new street date is June 18th (U.K.) and July 3rd (U.S.)

On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks, headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture and murder. 

3 DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS 

  • Three cuts of the film newly restored in 2K from original film elements
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 6 x collector's postcards
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
  • Limited edition 60-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by author Stephen Thrower
  • Soundtrack CD


DISC ONE [BLU-RAY] - THE UNRATED CUT

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Unrated Version
  • Isolated score newly remastered from the original 17.5" magnetic tracks
  • Brand new audio commentary with Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes
  • Archival audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S. Cunningham
  • Archival audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
  • Archival introduction to the film by Wes Craven
  • Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on the Left - archival interview with Wes Craven
  • Celluloid Crime of the Century - Archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler and Martin Kove
  • Scoring Last House - archival interview with actor/composer David Hess
  • It's Only a Movie: The Making of Last House in the Left - archival featurette
  • Forbidden Footage - the cast and crew discuss the film's most controversial sequences
  • Junior's Story - a brand new interview with actor Marc Sheffler
  • Blood and Guts- a brand new interview with makeup artist Anne Paul
  • The Road Leads to Terror - a brand new featurette revisiting the film's original shooting locations
  • Deleted Scene: "Mari Dying at the Lake
  • Extended Outtakes and Dailies, newly transferred in HD
  • Trailers, TV Spot and Radio Spots
  • Image Galleries


DISC TWO [BLU-RAY] - THE 'KRUG & COMPANY' AND R-RATED CUTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Krug & Company and R-Rated cuts of the film
  • The Craven Touch - a brand new featurette bringing together interviews with a number of Wes Craven's collaborators including Sean S. Cunningham, composer Charles Bernstein, producer Peter Locke, cinematographer Mark Irwin and actress Amanda Wyss
  • Early Days and "Night of Vengeance" - filmmaker Roy Frumkes remembers Wes Craven and Last House on the Left
  • Tales That'll Tear Your Heart Out - unfinished short film by Wes Craven
  • Q&A with Marc Sheffler from a 2017 screening of the film at The American Cinematheque
  • Krug Conquers England - archival featurette charting the theatrical tour of the first ever uncut screening of the film in the UK


DISC THREE [CD] - 'THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT' ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

  • CD featuring the complete, newly remastered film score

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