As if the announcement of a dual format release of Branded to Kill were not exciting enough, Arrow have also announced a September dual format release of the superb breakthrough film from on David Cronenberg, the 1965 apocalyptic body horror Shivers. Ooo, we're excited.
Initially reviled in its native land (some critics took exception to the fact the film was largely funded by the Canadian taxpayer), Shivers is an intensely claustrophobic, subversive masterpiece and an essential entry in the oeuvre of one of the horror genre’s most gifted auteurs. Some 40 years after its release, it still retains its power to shock.
Starliner Island is an idyllic community. Cut off from the rest of the world, the luxury apartment block affords its occupants the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. But this isolation is to prove fatal when a new breed of parasite – a combination of aphrodisiac and venereal disease which arouses sexual aggression in its hosts – is let loose in the building, resulting in an orgy terror and mayhem.
Known under a host of alternate titles such as The Parasite Murders and They Came From Within!, Shivers is the startling debut full-length feature from director David Cronenberg which anticipates the body-horror concerns of his later films such as The Fly and Videodrome.
Shivers will be released on UK dual format (Blu-ray and DVD) on 29 September 2014 by Arrow Films at a yet to be confirmed price. The film will be available as both Amaray and Steelbook editions.
Extra features will include:
Newly created and exclusive content
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film and more!
More to be revealed closer to the release date