Monday, October 1, 2018

Arrow Video Preps Limited Edition Double-Disc Blu-ray Presentation Of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak For Delivery On Nov. 27

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Arrow Video, with domestic sales and distribution support provided by MVD Entertainment Group, will be offering a limited edition double-disc Blu-ray release of writer/director Guillermo del Toro’s creepy Crimson Peak on Nov. 27.

The perfect word to describe this Gothic horror tale is “creepy.”   Not just the murderous and incestuous relationship between Thomas (Tom Hiddleston) and his sister, Lucille (Jessica Chastain), which is by definition creepy (and more), but the centerpiece of del Toro’s story, Allerdale Hall, and the mountain of warm red clay that it sits upon.

Edith (Mia Wasikowska), the heroine of our piece, had no chance with the seductive charms of Thomas.   And once seduced, had little hope of survival with Lucille fiendishly at work in her treacherous and poisonous ways!

Crimson Peak is very much an underrated addition to del Toro’s body of films, which includes the likes of the Oscar-winning The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone and the equally underrated Mimic.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Arrow Video needed a second Blu-ray disc to hold all of the bonus goodies included with this limited edition.   These bonuses are toplined by a commentary option from filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and the newly prepared feature-length documentary titled The House is Alive: Constructing Crimson Peak.

There are also deleted scenes, a previously unseen Spanish-language interview session with del Toro, four featurettes devoted to the extensive Allerdale Hall set — “The Gothic Corridor,” “The Scullery,” “The Red Clay Mines” and “The Limbo Fog Set” — plus Tom Hiddleston gives us a walking tour of the set in the video titled “Beware of Crimson Peak.”

Other featurettes included in the mix are: “A Primer on Gothic Romance,” “The Light and Dark of Crimson Peak,” “Hand Tailored Gothic,” “A Living Thing” and “Crimson Phantoms;” plus there are two newly-prepared video sessions.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

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