The Slayer (1982) (Blu-ray)

The Slayer (1982) (Blu-ray)

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One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video.

Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her childhood nightmares of a demonic assailant coming to terrifying life?

Previously only available on home video in truncated or full screen versions, The Slayer - whose nightmares-seeping-into-reality theme predates a certain Wes Craven classic by several years - comes lovingly restored from the original negative in a stunning transfer that will be a revelation to fans both old and new.

Special Features

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative
  • Original Mono Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio Commentary with writer/director J.S. Cardone, actress Carol Kottenbrook and executive in charge of production Eric Weston, moderated by Ewan Cant
  • Audio Commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composer Robert Folk
  • Nightmare Island: The Making of The Slayer - documentary featuring interviews with J.S. Cardone, Carol Kottenbrook, Eric Weston, producer William Ewing, director of photography Karen Grossman, camera operator/2nd Unit DOP/still photographer Arledge Armenaki, special creature and make-up effects ceator Robert Short and "Slayer" performer Carl Kraines
  • Return to Tybee: The Locations of The Slayer - featurette revisiting the shooting locations on Tybee Island, Georgia
  • The Tybee Post Theater Experience - join the audience of the Tybee Post Theater (one of the film's key locations) for this very special home-town screening of The Slayer! Includes event introduction, feature-length audience reaction track and post screening Q&A with Arledge Armenaki and Ewan Cant
  • Still Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Details

  • Year: 1982
  • Format: Blu-ray, Colour
  • Language: English (Mono)
  • Subtitles: English SDH
  • Region: FREE
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Classification: 18
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • More info: External

Review

Another impressive Blu-ray release from Arrow of an overlooked, niche, horror classic. Genre fans will be enticed by this and the extensive supplements give it significant value. An amazing package that audiences will appreciate! - 4/5