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Fantastic Factory Presents... 4-film box set on DVD in April

24 March 2011

Horror champions Arrow Video have announced an essential collection of four key features from the Fantastic Factory, the specialist horror, sci-fi and fantasy genre label created by cult writer, director and producer Brian Yuzna (Beneath Still Waters; Bride Of Re-Animator; Society) and Spanish producer Julio Fernandez (Rec; Perfume; The Machinist).

This exclusive four-disc box set includes Brian Yuzna's Beyond Re-Animator and Faust: Love Of The Damned, along with Arachnid, directed by Jack Sholder (A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge and the underrated gem The Hidden) and Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt, directed by Paco Plaza (Rec; Rec 2). Each disc comes with its own collectors' booklet and a host of extra features interviews, commentaries, deleted scenes and more! So, get ready to enter the Fantastic Factory for a festival of gory mayhem and blood-splattered horror.

In Beyond Re-Animator (2003), the evil Dr. Herbert West, a medical genius with an overwhelming drive to raise the dead, returns to the subjects he knows best: science and murder!

John Jaspers is driven to insanity in Faust: Love Of The Damned (2000) when he signs a pact with the devil in order to enact a horrible vengeance on the thugs who murdered his girlfriend. Transformed into a sickening beast, he stalks the night seeking only to maim and kill.

Alien spiders threaten the very existence of man in Arachnid (2001) and only a team of scientists and mercenaries stand in the way of eight-legged doom for humanity. Trapped on an island with a nest of hungry enemies, time is running out for the team as the killer spiders make it their goal to lay their eggs inside the bodies of every last human.

A handsome traveller with a girl in every village leaves a trail of murder behind him in 19th century Spain, but is he the actual killer or is there a beast stalking the night? Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004), based on a true life murder case, is a chilling tale of bloody romance, shadowy forests and lycanthropes.

Fantastic Factory Presents… (cert. 18), featuring Beyond Re-Animator, Faust: Love Of The Damned, Arachnid and Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt, will be released on UK DVD by Arrow Video on 18th April 2011 at the RRP of £39.99. The special features, and there are plenty of them, are listed below by title.

Beyond Re-Animator

  • Audio commentary by director Brian Yuzna;
  • All In The Head – Brian Yuzna on the Re-Animator Chronicles (50 mins);
  • Original trailer;
  • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring new artwork;
  • Collectors' booklet featuring World Of Lovecraft and an interview with star Jeffrey Combs by author and critic Calum Waddell as well as an extract from H.P. Lovecraft's original story Herbert West: Re-animator;
  • Reversible sleeve featuring brand new and original artwork.

Faust: Love Of The Damned

  • Audio commentary by director Brian Yuzna;
  • Director Of The Damned: Brian Yuzna, Faust And The Fantastic Factory;
  • The Pain in Spain: A History Of Horror In Hot Weather with Angel Sala, director of the Sitges Film Festival;
  • Original trailer;
  • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring new artwork;
  • Collectors' booklet Brian Yuzna: Maestro Of Mayhem by author and critic Calum Waddell;
  • Reversible sleeve featuring brand new and original artwork.

Arachnid

  • King of the Spiders – Brian Yuzna remembers Arachnid;
  • Creature Comforts: The Monster Mayhem Of Steve Johnson;
  • Original trailer;
  • Collectors' booklet Spider Man and interview with director Jack Sholder by author and critic Calum Waddell.

Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt

  • Romasanta: Lycanthropes, Lunacy And The Last Days Of The Fantastic Factory;
  • Making Romasanta – interviews with director Paco Plaza, stars Julian Sands, Elsa Pataky and John Sharian;
  • Interview with composer Mikel Salas;
  • Deleted scenes with introduction and commentary by director Paco Plaza;
  • A featurette on the SFX design in Romasanta;
  • Original trailer;
  • Collectors' booklet Sex, Sun And Sinful Celluloid by author and critic Calum Waddell.