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House: The Complete Collection on dual format in March

9 December 2016

As we stated in our last news story, Arrow Video is to release the House saga, brought together on Blu-ray for the first time in a spectacular Dual Format set. Scary, funny and entertaining, the four House films each tell a different tale of creepy old houses as the people living in them deal with undead Vietnam vets, zombie cowboys, murderers that refuse to die and, naturally, possessed pizzas. Lots of fun and utterly bonkers, House: The Complete Collection is a must for horror and cult fans alike.

In the original House, William Katt (Carrie) stars as Roger Cobb, a horror novelist struggling to pen his next bestseller. When he inherits his aunt’s creaky old mansion, Roger decides that he has found the ideal place in which to get some writing done. Unfortunately, the house’s monstrous supernatural residents have other ideas…

House II: The Second Story sees young Jesse (Arye Gross) moving into an old family mansion where his parents were mysteriously murdered years before. Plans for turning the place into a party pad are soon thwarted by the appearance of Jesse’s mummified great-great-grandfather, his mystical crystal skull and the zombie cowboy who’ll stop at nothing to lay his hands on it!

In House 3 (released domestically as The Horror Show) Lance Henriksen (Aliens) stars as a detective who sends a sadistic serial killer to the electric chair, only to find himself stalked by the maniac from beyond the grave.

Meanwhile, House IV: The Repossession has William Katt returning to the fold for one last terrifying tale that mixes seedy mobsters, Native American spirits and a singing pizza in perhaps the barmiest House entry of all!

From the team that brought you Friday the 13th, the House films are era-defining horror classics – now newly restored and loaded with brand new extras!

House: The Complete Collection

House: The Complete Collection will be released as a dual format box set on 20 March 2017 by Arrow Video at the RRP of £59.99.

Limited Edition contents:

  • Brand new 2K restorations of all four films

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

  • The House Companion – limited edition 60-page book featuring new writing on the entire House franchise by researcher Simon Barber, alongside a wealth of archive material

House special features:

  • Audio commentary with director Steve Miner, producer Sean S. Cunningham, actor William Katt and screenwriter Ethan Wiley

  • Ding Dong, You’re Dead! The Making of House – brand new documentary featuring interviews with Steve Miner, Sean S. Cunningham, Ethan Wiley, story creator Fred Dekker, stars William Katt, Kay Lenz, and George Wendt, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up and creature effects artists Barney Burman, Brian Wade, James Belohovek, Shannon Shea, Kirk Thatcher, and Bill Sturgeon, special paintings artists Richard Hescox and William Stout, and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder

  • Stills gallery

  • Theatrical trailers

House II: The Second Story special features:

  • Audio commentary with writer-director Ethan Wiley and producer Sean S. Cunningham

  • It’s Getting Weirder! The Making of House II: The Second Story – brand new documentary featuring interviews with Ethan Wiley, Sean S. Cunningham, stars Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Lar Park Lincoln, and Devin DeVasquez, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up & creature effects artists Chris Walas, Mike Smithson, visual effects supervisor Hoyt Yeatman, and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder

  • Stills gallery

  • Theatrical trailer

House III: The Horror Show special features:

  • Uncut Version, for the first time on Blu-ray!

  • Audio commentary with producer Sean S. Cunningham

  • The Show Must Go On – interview with actor/stuntman Kane Hodder

  • House Mother – interview with actress Rita Taggart

  • Slaughter Inc. – brand new featurette with special make-up effects creators Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger

  • Behind-the-scenes footage

  • Stills gallery

  • Theatrical trailer

House IV: The Reposession special features:

  • Audio commentary with director Lewis Abernathy

  • Home Deadly Home: The Making of House IV – brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Lewis Abernathy, producer Sean S. Cunningham, stars Terri Treas and William Katt, actor/stunt coordinator Kane Hodder, and composer Harry Manfredini

  • Stills gallery

  • Theatrical trailer