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Deadbeat at Dawn - Uncut Blu-ray in October

HD Upgrade by Arrow Video in the US and UK

Over the years, the independent film Deadbeat at Dawn got a lot of positive reviews from fans. As a result, director Jim Van Bebber tried to get money for a sequel via crowdfunding. Doubtful that there is enough money to do but perhaps one can show their support by purchasing the upcoming Arrow Video Blu-ray of the original.

Releasing the Uncut Version in the UK seemed impossible back in the days because the BBFC, their chairman in particular, made sure that a rating was rejected. According to the BBFC, there was too much graphic violence and he feared Deadbeat at Dawn might reach a bigger audience.

On 10/22/2018, Deadbeat at Dawn will be released on Blu-ray in the UK. The US Blu-ray will be available the day after.

The extras are as follows:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films, supervised and approved by writer-director Jim VanBebber
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new free-wheeling audio commentary with Jim VanBebber ('Goose', The Ravens' Gang Leader), actor Paul Harper ('Danny Carmodi', The Spyders' Gang Leader) and guest Cody Lee Hardin, moderated by filmmaker Victor Bonacore (Diary of a Deadbeat: The Story of Jim VanBebber)
  • Jim VanBebber, Deadbeat Forever! a brand new retrospective documentary on VanBebber and the Deadbeat legacy by Filmmaker Victor Bonacore, featuring first-time interviews, super-rare footage, VanBebber's college films and much, much more!
  • Archival 1986 behind-the-scenes documentary Nate Pennington's VHS documentary on a failed Deadbeat shoot
  • Outtakes, newly transferred in HD
  • Four newly-restored VanBebber short films Into the Black (1983, 34 mins), My Sweet Satan (1993, 19 mins), Roadkill: The Last Days of John Martin (1994, 14 mins) and Gator Green (2013, 16 mins)
  • Jim VanBebber Music Video Collection, featuring never-before-seen Director's Cuts
  • Chunkblower promotional trailer for an unfinished Gary Blair Smith-produced gore-soaked feature film
  • Extensive Image Gallery Never-Before-Seen Stills!
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Scott Gabbey and Graham Rae

Buy this title on Amazon
Release: Aug 19, 2018 - Author: Mike Lowrey - Translator: Tony Montana

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