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The ABCs of Death on DVD and Blu-ray in July

20 June 2013

The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived, with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film, including the directors of House of the Devil, Hobo with a Shotgun, A Serbian Film, Tokyo Gore Police, You’re Next, plus four British Directors – Ben Wheatley (Sightseers), Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue), Jake West (Doghouse) & Leeds based Lee Hardcastle, who with his claymation short won a competition to be the final Director.

Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, The ABCs of Death is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity.

The segments that make up the film are:

  • Apocalypse by Nacho Vigalondo (TimeCrimes), Spain
  • Bigfoot by Adrían Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat), Mexico
  • Cycle by Ernesto Díaz Espinoza (Mirageman; Mandrill), Chile
  • Dogfight by Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl), USA
  • Exterminate by Angela Bettis (Roman), USA
  • Fart by Noburu Iguchi, (Robo Geisha), Japan
  • Gravity by Andrew Traucki (The Reef), Australia
  • Hydro-Electric Diffusion by Thomas Malling (Norwegian Ninja), Norway
  • Ingrown by Jorge Michel Grau (We Are What We Are), Mexico
  • Jidai-Geki by Yudai Yamaguchi (Yakuza Weapon), Japan
  • Klutz by Anders Morgenthaler (Princess), Denmark
  • Libido by Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre), Indonesia
  • Miscarriage by Ti West (House of the Devil; The Innkeepers), USA
  • Nuptials by Banjong Pisathanakun (Shutter), Thailand
  • Orgasm by Bruno Forzani & Héléne Cattet (Amer), Belgium
  • Pressure by Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue), UK
  • Quack by Adam Wingard (A Horrible Way to Die), USA
  • Removed by Srdjan Spasojevic (A Serbian Film), Serbia
  • Speed by Jake West (Doghouse), UK
  • Toilet by Lee Hardcastle (T is For Toilet), UK
  • Unearthed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List), UK
  • Vagitus by Kaare Andrews (Altitude), USA
  • WTF! by Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse; The Venture Bros.), USA
  • XXL by Xavier Gens (Frontiers; Hitman), France
  • Youngbuck by Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun), Canada
  • Zetsumetsu by Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police), Japan

This alphabetical arsenal of destruction orchestrated by what has been described as "a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world" will be released on UK DVD and Blu-ray on 22nd July 2013 by Monster Pictures at the RRP of £13.99 for the DVD and £14.99 for the Blu-ray.

Extra features will include:

  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • A Is for Apocalypse – Oil Burns Visual Effects
  • B Is for Bigfoot – Making of
  • C Is for Cycle – Deleted Scenes
  • D Is for Dogfight – Making of
  • F Is for Fart – Behind the Scenes
  • H Is for Hydro-Electric Diffusion – Behind the Scenes, The Making of Bertie the Bulldog & Frau Scheisse and Finished Short vs. Behind the Scenes
  • I Is for Ingrown – Making of
  • J Is for Jidai-Geki – Behind the Scenes
  • P Is for Pressure – Interviews with Writer/Director Simon Rumley and Producer/Director of Photography Milton Cam
  • R Is for Removed – Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery
  • T Is for Toilet – Behind the Scenes
  • V Is for Vagitus – Deleted Scene, Behind the Scenes and Animatics
  • W Is for WTF! – Behind the Scenes, Bonus Flubs! and Star-Beast Outtakes
  • Z Is for Zetsumetsu (Extinction) – Behind the Scenes
  • AXS TV: A Look at The ABCs of Death
  • Do You Know Your ABCs Trailer
  • Redband Trailer
  • Greenband Trailer