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Edge of the Axe (1988) – Arrow Blu-ray

UK label, Arrow Video, has announced the release of Director Jose Ramon Larraz’s Edge of the Axe (1988) on Blu-ray. Stars Barton Faulks and Christina Marie Lane.

From cult Spanish filmmaker José Ramón Larraz (Deadly Manor; Vampyres) 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.

Release date: January 28, 2020
Genre: Horror

  • Director: José Ramón Larraz
  • Cast: Barton Faulks, Christina Marie Lane, Page Mosely
  • Country: Spain
  • Production Year: 1988
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: A
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Formats: Color; 1.85:1
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Subtitle: English
  • AKA: Al filo del hacha
  • Studio: Arrow Video


  • 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
  • First pressing only: Collector s booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes

Edge of the Axe (1988) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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