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Edge of the Axe

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:18 pm
by domino harvey
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From cult Spanish filmmaker José Ramón Larraz (Vampyres, Symptoms) comes this long-neglected late 80s slasher classic, finally unleashed on Blu-ray for the first time ever!

The rural community of Paddock County is being rocked by the crazed exploits of an axe-wielding psychopath, who stalks the night in a black trenchcoat and mask. As the victims pile up, the authorities attempt to keep a lid on the situation, whilst computer whizz-kid Gerald and girlfriend Lillian seek to unmask the killer before the town population reaches zero. Nominally set in Northern California but shot primarily in Madrid, giving the film an off-kilter, American/European atmosphere akin to the likes of Pieces, Edge of the Axe is a late entry hack-and-slash masterpiece from one of the titans of Spanish terror.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • English and Spanish language versions of the feature
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Spanish soundtrack
  • Brand new audio commentary with actor Barton Faulks
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Newly-filmed interview with actor Barton Faulks
  • The Pain in Spain – a newly-filmed interview with special effects and make-up artist Colin Arthur
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
  • Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes
  • Limited edition slipcase (500 units only in the US and 500 in the UK through Arrow Direct)

Re: Edge of the Axe

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:22 pm
by domino harvey
domino harvey wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:14 am

Edge of the Axe (Joseph Braunstein 1988)
Two computer-loving teens fall in love, but the girl is worried about her cousin whom she injured as a kid and who has since grown up and escaped the mental institution. Their romance must also compete with all those pesky axe murders happening in the background. This movie admirably tries to set-up a decent twist, only the red herring is so obvious that anyone who’s ever seen a movie before will be able to figure out who really dunnit long before the “reveal.” The film gives its supporting players character motivations that don’t factor into the story at all, but as the meme goes, an attempt was made. Minor points also awarded for anticipating current text trends by having the two teens chat back and forth on their computers, with all of their conversations not so helpfully spoken out-loud by a dude imitating an automated computer voice.

Re: Edge of the Axe

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:48 pm
by tenia
Just add a slipcover, and here comes the money : the 500 copies with slipcovers and exclusive to Arrow's webstore sold out in 5 days.

Re: Edge of the Axe

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:08 pm
by Adam Grikepelis
And Diabolik sold out of theirs. I wanted to get a copy with a slipcover (with pointlessly redundant artwork), but only as it’d presumably guarantee inclusion of the booklet. Oh well.