They Invade Your Body, Control Your Mind...
Starring Italian horror veteran Ian McCulloch (Lucio Fulci's Zombie), Contamination, from director Luigi Cozzi (Starcrash, Hercules) is one of the brightest stars in firmament of early '80s Italian splatter.
A cargo ship drifts up the Hudson River. 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).
Reviews"Contamination is the Arrow Video standard. Absolutely perfect A/V, high quality supplements, and gorgeous packaging."
- Dread Central
"Contamination looks fantastic... One of my favorite Arrow releases to date. Just a stunning release all around."
- Bloody Disgusting
"Pulsating alien eggs, ham acting and liberal amounts of cheese make for a satisfyingly silly sci-fi omelette."
- Movie Gazette
Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negativeHigh 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 English for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Feature 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
Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Chris Alexander, illustrated with original archive stills and posters