• Release Date: 8th November 2016
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Starring: Daphne Zuniga, Vera Miles, Clu Gulager
  • Directed By: Larry Stewart
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Marking TV star Daphne Zuniga's debut in a leading role, The Initiation ranks amongst the finest of the college-based stalk-and-slash flicks - now finally restored in glorious High-Definition!

Kelly's new sorority has a special initiation ritual in store for her - an after-hours break-in of her father's department store. But what begins as a night of harmless college fun turns sour when, once inside the enormous mall, Kelly and her fellow pledges find themselves locked in for the night... with a deadly intruder stalking the corridors.

Arriving in 1984, The Initiation might have been late to the slasher party, but, alongside the likes of The House on Sorority Row and The Mutilator, it remains one of the stronger entries to emerge in the latter days of the slice-and-dice boom.


Arrow revisited the film for simultaneous US and UK dual-format releases, at last bringing this one to Blu-ray with a smattering of much-needed special features.
-Mondo Digital


Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary by The Hysteria Continues
Sorority Saga - a brand new interview with writer Charles Pratt, Jr.
Pledge Night- a brand new interview with actor Christopher Bradley
Dream Job - a brand new interview with actress Joy Jones
Original Theatrical Trailer
Extended Scene
Original Theatrical Trailer
Original Screenplay & Production Schedule (BD -ROM Content)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic James Oliver
  • Details

    • Region: A
    • Rating: NR
    • Cat Number: AV071
    • Duration: 97 mins
    • Language: English
    • Subtitles: English SDH
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    • Audio: Mono
    • Color
    • Discs: 1