Arrow Video continue their quest to bring the films of Italian giallo master Dario Argento to UK Blu-ray and DVD with the upcoming release of the director's 1985 Phenomena, which was also released under the slightly less classy title of Creepers and stars Jennifer Connelly and genre fave Donald Pleasence.
Poor sleepwalking Jennifer Corvino (Connelly) doesn't fit in at her boarding school and her uncanny ability to control insects isn't helping her popularity. With the aid of a local entomologist (Pleasence), can she use her psychic insect skills to find the killer who's leaving her fellow pupils in bloody pieces? Argento piles on the bloody kills and surreal nightmares as the deafening buzz of a million bugs shatters your eardrums in one of the most demented body-horror movies ever produced.
Phenomena (cert. 18) will be released on UK DVD (£17.99) and Blu-ray (£24.99) by Arrow Video on 7th March 2011. Boasting a high definition transfer of the Italian cut of the film, English and Italian audio, and brand new subtitle translation of the Italian and optional English subtitles of the English audioboth releases will have the following extra features:
- Four panel reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork;
- Two sided fold out poster with new art work;
- Exclusive collector's booklet featuring brand new writing on Phenomena by Alan Jones, author of Profondo Argento;
- High definition transfer of the Italian cut of the film;
- Brand new subtitle translation of the Italian and optional English subtitles of the English audio;
- Dario's Monkey Business: The Making of Phenomena – a 50-minute long documentary featuring interviews with key talent behind the film including director Dario Argento, star Daria Nicolodi, underwater photographer Gianlorenzo Battaglia and more;
- Music for Maggots – an Interview with composer with Claudio Simonetti;
- Creepers for Creatures – Sergio Stivaletti lives Q&A sessions from Dublin and Edinburgh.