Arrow Video, with sales and distribution support provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has two new Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack product offerings ready for release during the month of April.
Japanese filmmaker Yasuharu Hasebe’s 1967 Yakuza crime drama, Massacre Gun, has been unearthed and will be released for the first time to the domestic home entertainment market place on Apr. 7. A new hi-def transfer, plus a newly prepared English subtitle translation mark this ultra-rare Blu-ray/DVD release.
Jô Shishido (Gate of Flesh, Temptation, Branded to Kill, etc.) stars as a mob hitman, who is forced to carry out an assignment that turns him against his “master” … a trail of blood and intercine warfare follows that numbs the mind.
Bonus features here include a newly-minted video interview with the film’s star, Jô Shishido, a video interview session with film critic and historian Tony Rayns and a photo gallery of promotional materials.
The following week, Apr. 14, Arrow Video is back with a Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack presentation of Italian filmmaker Mario Bava’s 1964 horror classic, Blood and Black Lace.
Genre fans will have two viewing options for this newly-restored Slasher/Giallo masterpiece. The original Italian-language presentation (complete with newly-prepared English subtitles) or the English-dubbed domestic theatrical version released in the United States by Allied Artists in 1965.
The Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack comes loaded with extras. These include commentary from Mario Bava biographer Tim Lucas, four production featurettes, an alternative English-dubbed opening (from filmmaker Joe Dante’s private collection) and the original theatrical trailer.