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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-fuelled few days away with his friends. After all, his dad has forgiven him for accidentally blowing mom away with a shotgun several years ago… hasn’t he? But no sooner are the teens on the island than they find themselves stalked by a figure with an axe (and a hook, and an onboard motor) to grind…

Originally entitled Fall Break (watch out for the incongruous theme song of the same name!), The Mutilator has earned a reputation amongst horror fans as one of the ‘holy grails’ of 80s splatter mayhem due to its highly inventive (and not to say, 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 terrorise a whole new generation of horror fans!

Special Features

  • 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
  • Behind-the-Scenes Reel
  • Screen Tests
  • 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
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
86 mins approx.
Certificate:
18
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Brand:
Arrow Video
Director:
Buddy Cooper
Actor:
Matt Mitler

Ruth Martine

Bill Hitchcock
Subtitle Languages:
English SDH
Theatrical Release Year:
1984
Region:
Free

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Arrow Video - Join the Cult!

BY SWORD. BY PICK. BY AXE. BYE BYE.

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-fuelled few days away with his friends. After all, his dad has forgiven him for accidentally blowing mom away with a shotgun several years ago… hasn’t he? But no sooner are the teens on the island than they find themselves stalked by a figure with an axe (and a hook, and an onboard motor) to grind…

Originally entitled Fall Break (watch out for the incongruous theme song of the same name!), The Mutilator has earned a reputation amongst horror fans as one of the ‘holy grails’ of 80s splatter mayhem due to its highly inventive (and not to say, 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 terrorise a whole new generation of horror fans!

Special Features

  • 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
  • Behind-the-Scenes Reel
  • Screen Tests
  • 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
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
86 mins approx.
Certificate:
18
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Brand:
Arrow Video
Director:
Buddy Cooper
Actor:
Matt Mitler

Ruth Martine

Bill Hitchcock
Subtitle Languages:
English SDH
Theatrical Release Year:
1984
Region:
Free

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‘The Mutilator does exactly what it says on the skin!’

After a spectacularly grim, blood-spattered prologue we get to meet our boisterously bar-bopping, perfectly slashable, trash-talking teen idles as they await the fateful call that will transport our fluffy-head fearlings to their brine-lashed seaside condominium of inexorable Mark Shostrum curated doom! Once our ceaselessly cackling crew of high-larking Fall Breakers are unsafely ensconced within this rather insalubrious-looking, death concealing domicile, Ed. Jr. (Matt Mitler), Pam (Ruth Martinez), Ralph (Bill Hitchcock), Sue (Connie Rogers), Linda (Frances Raines), Mike (Morey Lampley) boozily butcher a icy sixer or three, get filthy frisky with their finely flanked fillies and finally play an innocently beer-fuddled game of hide and seek which rather deliciously escalates into one of the more uncommonly gruesome Hide and Go Shrieks of the slasher-crazed 80s! In a fearful blink of a gruesomely gored eye a truly legendary psychopathic horror legend was born, as cellar dwelling, trophy mounting, power tool terroriser Big Ed (Jack Chatham) makes ‘em dead by all means diabolical...By sword...By pick...By Axe...Bye bye! Forget about pallid Halloween pranks as Buddy Cooper’s legendarily bellicose ‘Fall Break’ is a real bloody nightmare! And just PRAY you don’t ever fall PREY to ‘The Mutilator’, as whenever big Ed goes a’ huntin’, sweet-lookin’ bodies always start ‘a mountin’! ‘The Mutilator does exactly what it says on the skin!’

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