"After 30 years and with the film finally out on Blu-ray and the fans so enthusiastic for it, well, it's just pleased me enormously. For years I've been watching this horrible degraded, nasty 4K format version on YouTube and it was just depressing
Directed by George Pavlou.
Starring David Dukes, Kelly Piper, Hugh O’Conor, Ronan Wilmot, John Olohan, and Heinrich von Schellendorf.
A farmer unleashes a demon known as Rawhead Rex, who proceeds to go on the rampage across rural Ireland.
There is an unwritten rule in horror filmmaking that you don’t reveal your monster too soon or too suddenly. All of the best horror movies take their time and, in a lot of cases, leave their villains lurking in the shadows so their dastardly deeds have more impact and shock value. In Rawhead Rex, based on the short story by Clive Barker, who also wrote the screenplay (or was at least credited with writing it), it takes approximately seven minutes for the titular monster to appear in all of his awkward, Halloween store costumed glory, which should give you an indication of what the filmmakers were going
Back in 1986 Clive Barker was a hot property. His successful, six-volume collection entitled Books of Blood were major international bestsellers, as was his first full-length novel, The Damnation Game. In fact, Barker was one of the early pioneers of the splatterpunk movement in horror fiction, helping to popularize the genre throughout the mid- to late-eighties and into the nineties. Many of his novels and quite a few of his short stories have been adapted for the screen, including Rawhead Rex, originally a short story collected in Books of Blood, Volume 3.
Unfortunately for Barker—and perhaps very fortunate for horror film fans—the first two films made based upon Barker’s work turned out so badly that he not only disowned the films but decided he would direct the next film himself. That film was the seminal Hellraiser (See? Good for us!). The two films Barker, to this day,
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Rawhead Rex 4K Screening Details: Press Release: "Hamilton, On, August 17, 2017 – The Hexploitation Film Festival is thrilled to be premiering Kino Lorber’s brand new 4K Restoration of Clive Barker’s and George Pavlou’s Rawhead Rex at a special, one-night-only screening at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton on August 25 at 8:30 pm.
Adapted by Clive Barker from his Books of Blood, Rawhead Rex has been restored from the original film negative, unrated and in 4K. Ireland
Rawhead Rex will be released on Blu-ray and DVD by Kino Lorber on October 17th. Kino Lorber had previously announced a theatrical release of the 4K restoration, and while we don't have a complete list of screenings, the restored film will be shown at The Hexploitation Film Festival in Hamilton, Ontario on Friday, August 25th.
Below, we have the complete list of special features and a look at the cover art for the new Blu-ray / DVD release of Rawhead Rex:
From Kino Lorber: "Coming October 17th on DVD and Blu-ray!
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Little Devils: The Birth Re-Release: Press Release: "Victoria, British Columbia: Canadian film distributor Shivers Entertainment is set to launch evil upon the world! Their latest launch is a re-release of director George Pavlou (Rawhead Rex, Transmutations) and writer Elliott Stein’s Little Devils: The Birth. Originally released in 1993, Shivers will make this iconic Canadian filmwork available through a limited DVD and VHS release. Items will be limited as gargoyles emerge from Hell, one last time!
The film’s story begins when a scientist, Dr. Lionel (Wayne McNamara, Psycho Pike), makes a trip to Hell and returns with a strange ooze.
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The exact dates for the theatrical re-release and special edition Blu-ray / DVD of Rawhead Rex, as well as the home media release's special features, have yet to be announced, but we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is revealed.
In the meantime, we have the official announcement from Kino Lorber below,
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