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Although the slasher film was in decline by the mid-1980s, there were still some grisly delights to be had – and they don’t come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper’s sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator!
When Ed receives a message from his father asking him to go and lock up the family’s beach condo for the winter, it seems like the perfect excuse for an alcohol-fueled few days away with his friends. But no sooner are the teens on the island than they nd themselves stalked by a gure with an axe (and a hook, and an outboard motor) to grind...
Originally released under the title Fall Break, The Mutilator has earned a reputation amongst horror fans as one of the holy grails of ’80s splatter mayhem due to its decidedly gruesome kill sequences, courtesy of FX wizard Mark Shostrom (Videodrome, Evil Dead II). Finally making its long-awaited bow in High-Definition, The Mutilator has returned to terrorize a whole new generation of horror fans.
Reviews"Thanks to Arrow, those FX look fantastic in 2K high definition, and with myriad extras to detail the production and legacy of THE MUTILATOR, this release becomes the standard for old school slasher Blu-rays."
"Arrow Video releases this Blu-ray in fine form with a nice selection of extras, marking this truly unique, terrifically gory splatterpiece Highly Recommended."
- DVD Talk
"Following their loving releases of Mark of the Devil, Blood Rage and Society, this is another title many have been eagerly awaiting."
- Shock Till You Drop
Brand new 2K restoration of the unrated version from original vault materials
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original mono 1.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Introduction to the film with writer-director Buddy Cooper and assistant special make-up effects artist/assistant editor Edmund Ferrell
Audio Commentary with Cooper, Ferrell, co-director John Douglass and star Matt Mitler
Audio Commentary with Buddy Cooper and star Ruth Martinez Tutterow
Fall Breakers: The Story of The Mutilator – brand new feature-length documentary on the making of the splatter classic featuring interviews with Cooper, Douglass, Ferrell, Mitler, actors Bill Hitchcock, Jack Chatham and more
Mutilator Memories – special make-up effects artist Mark Shostrom looks back at one of his earliest projects
Tunes for the Dunes – composer Michael Minard reveals how The Mutilator’s unique score was created
Alternate Opening Titles
Trailers and TV Spots
‘Fall Break’ Theme Song (Original and Instrumental Versions)
Opening Sequence Storyboards
Motion Stills Gallery
Original Fall Break Screenplay (BD/DVD-ROM content)
Reversible sleeve featuring two original artworks