Arrow Video is excited to announce the world premiere Blu-ray release of cult director Luigi Cozzi’s video nasty, "Contamination".
Boasting a brand new 2K restoration of the film, this new disc will come loaded with hours of bonus content, including the featurettes Notes on Science-Fiction Cinema, an archive documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage, and a featurette with director Luigi Cozzi on the birth of Contamination, as well as a brand new interview with the director in which he discusses his filmmaking career from past to present.
Starring Italian horror veteran Ian McCulloch (Zombie Flesh-Eaters), "Contamination", from director Luigi Cozzi (Starcrash, Hercules) is one of the brightest stars in the firmament of early ’80s Italian splatter.
A cargo ship drifts into New York harbour. Its crew: all dead, their bodies horribly mutilated, turned inside-out by an unknown force. Its freight: boxes upon boxes of glowing, pulsating green eggs. It soon becomes clear that these eggs are not of this planet, and someone intends to cultivate them here on Earth. But who? And to what end?
Contamination takes the premise of Ridley Scott’s classic Alien and peppers it with exploding guts galore and a dangerously infectious soundtrack from celebrated Italian prog-rockers Goblin (Deep Red, Suspiria).
•Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
•Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
•Newly translated subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
•Brand new audio commentary by filmmaker, Fangoria editor and Contamination super-fan Chris Alexander
•Notes on Science-Fiction Cinema – an archive documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage and director Luigi Cozzi on the birth of Contamination
•2014 Q&A with Cozzi and star Ian McCulloch
•Sound of the Cyclops: Maurizio Guarini on the music of Contamination – the Goblin keyboardist discusses Contamination’s dark, progressive rock score and a lifetime of making music for Italian terror
•Luigi Cozzi vs. Lewis Coates – a brand new interview with the director in which he discusses his filmmaking career from past to present
•Imitation Is The Sincerest Form of Flattery: A Critical Analysis of the Italian Cash-In – a brand new featurette looking at the Italian genre movies which sought to cash-in on popular Hollywood blockbusters
•Graphic Novel based on the original Contamination screenplay (Disc gallery)
•Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
•Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Chris Alexander
This newly restored edition will debut on UK Blu-ray and DVD in all its sci-fi spectacle from 6th July 2015.
Arrow will also be releasing this in the US July 7
Pre-order the UK BD/DVD combo pack from Amazon.co.uk
Pre-order the US BD/DVD combo pack from Amazon.com