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Rawhead Rex (1986) 4K Blu-ray: Classic Irish horror

Kino Lorber will be releasing director George Pavlou’s entertaining low budget cult horror, Rawhead Rex (1986) on a 4K restoration steelbook Blu-ray. Screenplay by Clive Barker.

Rawhead Rex is a demon, alive for millennia, trapped in the depths of hell, and waiting for release. He is held by an ancient seal, imprisoned for centuries in a barren field near the hamlet of Rathmore, Ireland.

In time, this gruesome legacy has been forgotten, dismissed as an odd pre-Christian myth until Tom Garron decides to plow the field his ancestors knew better than to disturb. The seal is broken and an unspeakable evil is unleashed – on a rampage of blood and lust.

A terrible adaptation of a fantastic Clive Barker story from his Books of Blood. Despite the goofy mask the demon wears, Rex does have some teeth; it earns points for the Rex-urinating-on-willing-priest’s-face scene.

Jovanka Vuckovic — Rue Morgue Magazine

Howard Hallenbeck, an American historian on a working vacation in Ireland, discovers on the stained glass windows of a local church a series of scenes illustrating the reign of terror of Rawhead Rex. But the one piece of glass depicting the defeat of the monster is missing. Howard is desperate for an answer – for Rawhead Rex is on the loose, and he is insatiable!

Release date: October 13, 2020
Genre: Fantasy / Horror

DirectorGeorge Pavlou
CastDavid Dukes, Kelly Piper, Hugh O’Conor
CountryIreland / UK
Production Year1986
Discs1 Blu-ray Disc
Run Time90 minutes
FormatsColor / 4K / 1.85:1
StudioKino Lorber
Rawhead Rex (1986) — Photo
Image courtesy IMDB

Special features

4K RESTORATION from the original camera negative
Audio Commentary with Director George Pavlou, moderated by Stephen Thrower, the Author of Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents, Murderous Passions; The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco and Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
Interview with Actor Heinrich von Bünau (Rawhead Rex)
Interview with Actor Ronan Wilmot (Declan O’Brien)
Interview with SFX/MU Crew Members Gerry Johnston (SFX Supervisor), Peter Mackenzie Litten (SFX Creature Effects), John Schoonraad (SFX Mould Maker) & Rosie Blackmore (Makeup Artist)
Interview with Cameraman Sean Corcoran
Interview with Stephen R. Bissette, co-creator of John Constantine, instructor at the Center for Cartoon Studies
Booklet Essay by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
Animated Behind-the-Scenes Image Gallery
I Don’t Believe in the Devil: RAWHEAD REX; A FOLK HORROR? – Booklet Essay by Film Historian Kat Ellingerm
5.1 Surround Audio
Original Theatrical Trailer
Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
Rawhead Rex (1986) 4K Steelbook Blu-ray — Details

Rawhead Rex (1986) 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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