Lovers Lane: Valentine’s Day slasher starring Anna Faris gets Blu-ray release

Lovers Lane, the 1999 Valentine’s Day slasher starring Anna Faris, is getting a Blu-ray release from Arrow Video

The Valentine’s Day slasher Lovers Lane (watch it HERE) isn’t a very popular movie, but that isn’t stopping the folks at Arrow Video from giving it a special edition Blu-ray release… although they’re doing a couple months after Valentine’s Day, so genre fans won’t be able to add it to their collections in time for the holiday this year. The street date for this Blu-ray release is April 25th.

Copies are available for pre-order on the Arrow Video website, and fans can choose from the standard edition and the limited edition, which comes with an exclusive slipcover.

Directed by Jon Ward from a screenplay written by Geof Miller and Rory Veal, Lovers Lane has the following synopsis: Passions are aroused and old wounds reopened in this sassy post-Scream teen slasher based on the urban legend of “The Hook”. A steamy secret tryst that was brutally cut short on Valentine’s Day an unlucky thirteen years ago comes back to haunt the teens who linger around the lovers lane where the double slaying took place. The County Sheriff Tom Anderson (Matt Riedy) has just about come to terms with the fact that it was his wife who died in another man’s car on that fateful night. His daughter Mandy (Erin J. Dean), who as a four-year-old saw her mother’s corpse carried away from the scene, has a different take on things. It doesn’t help that her classmate Michael (Riley Smith) lost his father to the same hook-handed homicidal maniac in that night’s incident. To cap it all off, as another Valentine’s Day comes round, reports come through that the man arrested as “The Hook” has just bust out of his asylum.

Originally released in 1999, Lovers Lane is best known for featuring the film debut of Scary Movie star Anna Faris.

Both the standard edition Blu-ray and the limited edition release have the following features:

Brand new 2K restoration from a 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
Two versions of the film: the widescreen 1.85:1 version and the full-frame 1.33:1 version
Original lossless stereo audio on both versions
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Brand new audio commentary with writer-producers Geof Miller and Rory Veal
Screaming Teens: The Legacy of Lovers Lane featurette with Geof Miller and Rory Veal and actors Matt Riedy and Carter Roy
Original trailers
Image gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ilan Sheady

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lindsay Hallam and double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ilan Sheady


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Lovers Lane
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