Following the 2017 Kino Lorber release (see below), Arrow Video has announced a 4K restoration Blu-Ray of Rawhead Rex for Region B.
Set to ship 14 May 2018, pre-orders are now being taken for the release which includes the following:
Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Uncompressed Stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director George Pavlou, moderated by author Stephen Thrower
Call Me Rawhead - an interview with actor Heinrich von Bünau
What the Devil Hath Wrought - an interview with actor Ronan Wilmot
Rawhead FX - featurette bringing together interviews with creature effects artists Peter Mackenzie Litten and John Schroonraad, special effects supervisor Gerry Johnson, second unit cameraman Sean Corcoran and make-up artist Rosie Blackmore
Interview with cameraman Sean Corcoran
Rawhead Rising - artist Stephen R. Bissette on the aborted Rawhead Rex graphic novel adaptation
Animated behind-the-scenes image gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring writing on the film by Kat Ellinger
Announced in April 2017, Kino
Lorber is set to release a 4K restoration of Rawhead Rex.
With pre-orders opening in late August, the studio plans a theatrical run in August / September with a Blu-ray
release following in October. A trailer for the restored version was released on 14 July 2017.
"Coming this Summer to theaters from Kino Lorber Repertory - Over 20 Markets!
And this Fall on "Special Edition" DVD and Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics - Just in time for Halloween!
A Brand New 4K Restoration! Rawhead Rex (1986) Starring David Dukes, Kelly Piper, Hugh O'Conor, Cora Venus Lunny,
Ronan Wilmot and Niall Toibin - Screenplay by Clive Barker - Directed by George Pavlou"
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Kino Lorber Studio Classics, 27 April 2017
"Synopsis: NEW 4K RESTORATION! Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is
released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage,
while a man struggles to stop it. Written by Clive Barker and directed by George Pavlou."
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Kino Lorber.com, April 2017
"Coming October 17th on DVD and Blu-ray!
Rawhead Rex (1986) with optional English subtitles
Brand New 4K Restoration - From the Original Camera Negative
Audio Commentary with Director George Pavlou, moderated by Stephen Thrower, the Author of Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents, Murderous Passions; The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco and Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
Interview with Actor Heinrich von Bünau (Rawhead Rex)
Interview with Actor Ronan Wilmot (Declan O'Brien)
Interview with SFX/MU Crew Members Gerry Johnston (SFX Supervisor), Peter Mackenzie Litten (SFX Creature Effects), John Schoonraad (SFX Mould Maker) & Rosie Blackmore (Makeup Artist)
Interview with Cameraman Sean Corcoran
Interview with Stephen R. Bissette, co-creator of John Constantine, instructor at the Center for Cartoon Studies
Booklet Essay by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
Animated Behind-the-Scenes Image Gallery
Limited Edition Slipcase of the New Poster Art by Sean Phillips
5.1 Surround Audio
Original Theatrical Trailer"
Press Release / Facebook Post
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Kino Lorber Studio Classics, 10 August 2017