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Rabid (1977 / Limited Edition Blu-ray): What you’ll get

British label 101 Films has announced will be releasing a 2K remaster of David Cronenberg’s Rabid (1977) in a blu-ray/DVD limited edition.

When Rose suffers terrible injuries in a motorcycle crash, she is taken to a nearby clinic run by Dr Keloid for experimental skin-graft surgery. At first, the revolutionary procedure proves successful, but it soon leaves Rose with a strange orifice protruding from her armpit and an insatiable thirst for human blood. Hell-bent on satisfying her bloodlust, Rose leaves a trail of insane and uncontrollably aggressive victims, as the unknown virus engulfs North America in an orgy of frenetic violence.

Starring: Marilyn Chambers, Howard Ryshpan, Frank Moore and Patricia Gage (American Psycho). Rabid is written and directed by David Cronenberg (Videodrome) and produced by John Dunning, Ivan Reitman and Don Carmody.

Release date: August 26, 2019

SPECS
  • Director: David Cronenberg
  • Starring: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver
  • Country: Canada
  • Production Year: 1977
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc + 1 DVD
  • Region: B
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Formats: Color; 1.85:1
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitle: English
  • Studio: 101 Films (UK)

BRAND NEW SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film – Part One: Gimme Shelter: Cinepix and the Birth of the Canadian Horror Film, a brand new feature-length documentary exploring the social contexts behind Canadian horror cinema from filmmaker and author Xavier Mendik
  • Audio commentary with filmmakers Jen & Sylvia Soska
  • Limited edition booklet: Includes ‘The Birth of Rabid’ by Greg Dunning and ‘Stunned. Shocked. Exhilarated’: Horror in the Early Films of David Cronenberg by Alex Morris

LEGACY SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Audio commentary with writer-director David Cronenberg
  • Audio commentary with William Beard, author of ‘The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg’
  • Audio interview with Jill C. Nelson, author of ‘Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women Of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985′ and Marilyn Chambers’ Personal Appearances Manager Ken Leicht
  • Young And Rabid – An interview with actress Susan Roman
  • Archive interview with David Cronenberg
  • The Directors: David Cronenberg – a 1999 documentary on the filmmaker
  • Interview with executive producer Ivan Reitman
  • Interview with co-producer Don Carmody
  • Trailer
  • Radio spots

*All extras aside from commentaries are on Disc 2

TECHNICAL SPECS:

  • 2K REMASTER OF THE FILM FROM THE OCN in David Cronenverg’s preferred aspect ratio of 1.66:1
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
  • First 3,000 copies come with limited edition slipcase and booklet
  • REGION-B “LOCKED’
Rabid (1977) Blu-ray details

Rabid 1977 trailer

 

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