IT IS A MATTER OF GOOD BREEDING. REALLY.
After producing Stuart Gordon’s hit Re-Animator, Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III) turned his hand to directing with 1989’s Society, and gave birth to one of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time.
Teenager Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) has always felt like the odd one out in his wealthy, upper-class Beverly Hills family. For some reason, he just doesn’t seem to fit in. But his sense of alienation takes a sinister turn when he hears an audio recording of his sister’s coming-out party, which seems to implicate his family and others in a bizarre, ritualistic orgy. And then there are the strange things he’s been seeing – glimpses of people with their bodies contorted impossibly out of shape… Is Bill going mad or is there something seriously amiss in his neighborhood?
Packing stomach-churning grue and thought-provoking social commentary in equal measure, Society is a biting horror satire which culminates in one of the most gag-inducing “climaxes”’ in all of horror history.
Reviews"For those who've been eagerly anticipating a Blu-Ray release of this film for years, Arrow Films has made it worth the wait by delivering an exceptional package."
- Pop Shifter
"Society easily leaps on the short list of best catalog transfers available on the Blu-ray format and is a true delight for videophiles. One of Arrow Video's first dual releases in both the UK and the USA, this is a superb presentation that demands a punch."
"A sick, smart movie, it wickedly contorts the tropes of teenage awkwardness and paranoia into a dark and comedic suburban fable."
- Oh the Horror!"
DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
Newly remastered 2K digital transfer of the film, approved by director Brian Yuzna
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary by Yuzna
Governor of Society – a brand new interview with Yuzna
The Masters of the Hunt – a brand new featurette including interviews with stars Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Ben Meyerson and Tim Bartell
The Champion of the Shunt – new featurette with FX artists Screaming Mad George, David Grasso and Nick Benson
2014 Q&A with Yuzna, recorded at Celluloid Screams Festival
Brian Yuzna in conversation backstage at the Society world premiere
‘Persecution Mania’ – Screaming Mad George music video
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Nick Percival
Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Alan Jones, illustrated with original archive stills and posters