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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

"Arrow Video" (US) August 2016 Releases




MVD Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of "Arrow Video" in the US with several new home video titles available August 2016, including "Microwave Massacre" on Blu-ray + DVD, August 16, 2016 and "The Bloodstained Butterfly" on Blu-ray + DVD, August 23, 2016:


"Microwave Massacre", (Blu-ray + DVD, August 16, 2016) stars stand-up comedian, actor Jackie Vernon as 'Donald', a disgruntled construction worker whose wife's predilection for 'haute cuisine' drives him insane. 


"Donald unwittingly stumbles upon a solution to his two major problems in his life - his nagging wife and his lack of decent meals.


"Eschewing all notions of good taste, 'Microwave Massacre' is an exercise in political incorrectness that has gone on to gain a cult following thanks to a characteristically deadpan performance from Vernon..."


DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS INCLUDE:

- Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Brand new audio commentary with writer-producer Craig Muckler, moderated by Mike Tristano
- Brand new making-of featurette including interviews with Muckler, director Wayne Berwick and actor Loren Schein
- Trailer
- Original treatment and 8-page synopsis (BD/DVD-ROM content)
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter


"The Bloodstained Butterfly" (Blu-ray + DVD, August 23, 2016), directed by Duccio Tessari, melds the lurid 'giallo' traditions popularized by Dario Argento and Mario Bava with courtroom drama, resulting in a film that is as concerned with forensic detail and legal process as it is with audacious set-pieces.


"When a young female student is attacked in a park during a thunderstorm, the culprit seems obvious: her lover, TV sports personality 'Alessandro Marchi', seen fleeing the scene of the crime by numerous eyewitnesses. The evidence against him is damning... but is it all too convenient? And when the killer strikes again while Marchi is in custody, it quickly becomes apparent that there's more to the case than meets the eye."



"Starring 1970's heartthrob Helmut Berger alongside genre mainstays 'Evelyn Stewart' and  Carole AndrĂ©, featuring a score by Gianni Ferrio. "The Bloodstained Butterfly" is presented uncut and in a sumptuous new 4K restoration that allows this unique and haunting thriller to shine like never before!..."


BONUS MATERIALS:

- Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original Italian and English soundtracks in DTS-HD MA mono 1.0
- Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
- New audio commentary with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
- "Murder in B-Flat Minor", a new visual essay on the film, its cast and crew by author Troy Howarth.
- "Mad Dog Helmut", a new interview with actor Helmut Berger
- Exclusive introduction by Helmut Berger
- New interview with actress Evelyn Stewart/Ida Galli
- Interview with Lorella De Luca, actress and wife of director Duccio Tessari
- Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
- Gallery of original promotional images
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
- Limited edition 36-page booklet (first pressing only) illustrated by Tonci Zonjic, containing writing by James Blackford, Howard Hughes and Leonard Jacobs


Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Microwave Massacre" and "The Bloodstained Butterfly"...