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Special edition releases of The Funhouse and Slaughter High coming to the U.K.

Apr. 29, 2011by: Alex DiVincenzo
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Britain's Arrow Video does a top-notch job releasing special edition DVDs and Blu-rays of genre favorites, from classics to hidden gems, in the U.K. American readers, be prepared to get jealous; Arrow will release special editions of THE FUNHOUSE and SLAUGHTER HIGH in July.

THE FUNHOUSE will be released on Blu-ray on July 18, while SLAUGHTER HIGH will get a special edition DVD treatment on July 11. Fangoria got their hands on the cover art, pictured below, as well as the special features. These discs are going to be packed!

1981's THE FUNHOUSE is directed by Tobe Hooper, written by Lawrence Block and stars Elizabeth Berridge and Shawn Carson. The film will featuring a new, 1080p high-definition transfer along with a ton of special features:

- Audio commentary by makeup FX artist Craig Reardon and FINAL DESTINATION creator Jeffrey Reddick
- Audio commentary by producer Derek Power and genre scholar Howard S. Berger
- Audio commentary by Hysteria Lives webmaster/TEENAGE WASTELAND author Justin Kerswell and author Calum Waddell
- “Stuck in the Funhouse” with Hooper
- “Carnage at the Carnival”: Hooper remembers THE FUNHOUSE
- “Miles of Mayhem: Acting in Tobe’s Funhouse” with star Miles Chapin
- “A Trilogy of Terror: The Make-up Madness of Craig Reardon”: the artist recalls his collaborations with Hooper on THE FUNHOUSE, EATEN ALIVE and POLTERGEIST
- “Master Class of Horror”: Mick Garris reflects on Hooper’s career
- Live Q&A with Hooper from San Francisco
- Never-before-seen behind-the scenes-photos from Reardon’s collection
- Four-panel reversible sleeve options with original and newly commissioned artwork
- Double-sided foldout artwork poster
- Collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by critic and author Kim Newman

1986's SLAUGHTER HIGH is written and directed by George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, and Peter Litten and stars Caroline Munro (below), Simon Scuddamore and Billy Hartman. Special features on the disc as as follows:

- Audio commentary by co-writer/co-director Mark Ezra, moderated by Kerswell
- Audio commentary by Munro, Waddell and Allan Bryce
- Introduction by Ezra
- “Jesters and Jolts”: Interview with Ezra
- “Lamb to the Slaughter: The Scream Queen Career of Caroline Munro”
- Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
- Double-sided foldout artwork poster
- Collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by author Troy Howarth

Extra Tidbit: Anyone else considering importing either of these bad boys?
Source: Fangoria

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12:45PM on 04/29/2011

Awesome news!

I was about to buy a region 1 Funhouse DVD from ebay a few days ago but now I'm definitely waiting for this Region 2 release. The extras sound incredible and I cant wait to see one of my fav horror films from the 80's get a brand new image treatment. Now if only Hell Night could get a similar DVD release..
I was about to buy a region 1 Funhouse DVD from ebay a few days ago but now I'm definitely waiting for this Region 2 release. The extras sound incredible and I cant wait to see one of my fav horror films from the 80's get a brand new image treatment. Now if only Hell Night could get a similar DVD release..
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9:15AM on 04/29/2011
Arrow Video RULE!!! One of the best DVD/Blu-Ray companies out there.
Arrow Video RULE!!! One of the best DVD/Blu-Ray companies out there.
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