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What would you do if going outside meant being killed by a raging hurricane, but staying indoors meant being hacked to pieces by a sickle wielding maniac? Arrow Video proudly presents The Wind, from prolific genre filmmaker Nico Mastorakis, the director behind such cult classics as Hired to Kill and Island of Death.

When mystery novelist Sian Anderson (Meg Foster, They Live) arrives in the remote Greek town of Monemvasia, Elias Appleby (Robert Morley, The African Queen), the pompous British landlord of the house she’s renting warns her of two dangers: the wind, which gets dangerously strong at night, and Phil (Wings Hauser, Vice Squad), his sleazy and suspicious American handyman. As night falls and the wind starts howling, Sian witnesses the shocking sight of Phil burying Elias’s dead body in a shallow grave in his front garden! Trapped indoors from the raging, tree-branch-breaking wind, Sian must play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the murderous Phil, who’ll stop at nothing to silence this inconvenient witness!

A tense and thrilling blend of Euro-horror and late 80s slasher, The Wind is a stalk ‘n’ slash hidden gem, presented here for the first time on Blu-ray. Get ready to be blown away!

Special Features

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  • New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis 
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing 
  • Optional Greek subtitles
  • Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio
  • Blowing The Wind - Brand new interview with Director Nico Mastorakis
  • The Sound of The Wind - The complete soundtrack composed by Hans Zimmer and Stanley Myers
  • A collection of trailers for the films of Nico Mastorakis
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys 

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and author Kat Ellinger

studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
92 Mins Approx.
Certificate:
15
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
1
Brand:
Arrow Video
Director:
Nico Mastorakis
Actor:
Meg Foster

Wings Hauser

David McCallum
Subtitle Languages:
English SDH
Theatrical Release Year:
1986
Region:
B

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Arrow Video - Join the Cult!

What would you do if going outside meant being killed by a raging hurricane, but staying indoors meant being hacked to pieces by a sickle wielding maniac? Arrow Video proudly presents The Wind, from prolific genre filmmaker Nico Mastorakis, the director behind such cult classics as Hired to Kill and Island of Death.

When mystery novelist Sian Anderson (Meg Foster, They Live) arrives in the remote Greek town of Monemvasia, Elias Appleby (Robert Morley, The African Queen), the pompous British landlord of the house she’s renting warns her of two dangers: the wind, which gets dangerously strong at night, and Phil (Wings Hauser, Vice Squad), his sleazy and suspicious American handyman. As night falls and the wind starts howling, Sian witnesses the shocking sight of Phil burying Elias’s dead body in a shallow grave in his front garden! Trapped indoors from the raging, tree-branch-breaking wind, Sian must play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the murderous Phil, who’ll stop at nothing to silence this inconvenient witness!

A tense and thrilling blend of Euro-horror and late 80s slasher, The Wind is a stalk ‘n’ slash hidden gem, presented here for the first time on Blu-ray. Get ready to be blown away!

Special Features

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  • New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis 
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing 
  • Optional Greek subtitles
  • Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio
  • Blowing The Wind - Brand new interview with Director Nico Mastorakis
  • The Sound of The Wind - The complete soundtrack composed by Hans Zimmer and Stanley Myers
  • A collection of trailers for the films of Nico Mastorakis
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys 

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and author Kat Ellinger

studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
92 Mins Approx.
Certificate:
15
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
1
Brand:
Arrow Video
Director:
Nico Mastorakis
Actor:
Meg Foster

Wings Hauser

David McCallum
Subtitle Languages:
English SDH
Theatrical Release Year:
1986
Region:
B

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Mastoraki’s bold and breezy ‘Edge of Terror’ is a triumphantly 80s pseudo-slasher!

After making some not inconsiderable impact with his gruesome 70s Grindhouse, goat-worrying sleaze-fest ‘Island of Death’, the subsequent genre work of grisly-minded, Greek movie maverick Nico Mastorakis quickly became no less viable than the lauded shock cinema of fellow horror iconoclasts Fred ‘Night of the Creeps’ Dekker, Jeff ‘Squirm’ Lieberman and New York’s finest B-Movie Basket Case Frank Henenlotter, with the gifted film-maker Mastorakis frequently displaying the same bravura versatility as fellow European terror auteurs Sergio Martino & Antonio Margheriti, that many avid horror VHS renters of the time eagerly awaited the latest macabre Mastorakis masterwork with considerable interest! With the Giallo cycle all but played out at the tail end of the 1980s, it is certainly intriguing to note the sharp, Giallo-esque notes in ‘Edge of Terror’ aka ‘The Wind’ (1986) that pitches hard-boiled, quick-witted mystery writer Sian Anderson (Meg Foster) against the pyrotechnically psychotic caretaker Phil (Wings Hauser) to do uncommonly terse, increasingly violent, amyl nitrate-fuelled battle upon the beautiful, largely deserted, wind-lashed Historic Greek island of Monemvasia. With its sublimely strident electronic score, visually appealing location, gleeful Giallo tropes and sporadic bursts of sanguinary violence, Mastoraki’s bold and breezy ‘Edge of Terror’ is a triumphantly 80s pseudo-slasher that plays out no less effectively today than when it was initially released on video way back in the 80s. It was also wonderful to see future ‘Jack Tillman:The Survivalist’ Steve Railsback in what was essentially an extended cameo performance, and in its own humble, unique way Mastoraki’s oft-neglected ‘Edge of Terror’ has not only kept its slashing edge keen, but his exciting, well-made horror film has clearly proved greatly inspirational to many similarly conceived modern horror films such as ‘You’re Next’ and ‘Hush’ etc. (Jokingly, I had initially thought that the film’s curious title change from ‘The Wind’ to ‘Edge of Terror’ might have had something to do with the somewhat amusing connotations to flatulence and according to IMDB trivia, this in fact turns out to be the case!)

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