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Satisfy “THE ADDICTION” with Arrow’s Blu-ray of Abel Ferrara’s cult favorite; info and art

Thursday, March 29, 2018 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

After a driller killer and a female vigilante, Abel Ferrara turned vampires loose in New York City in 1995’s THE ADDICTION. Arrow Video has a new Blu-ray special edition coming for the U.S., UK and Canada; read on for the details and cover art.

Shot in atmospheric black-and-white, THE ADDICTION stars Lily Taylor as a philosophy student who is bitten by a creature of the night (Annabella Sciorra) and develops a hunger for blood. Ferrara’s regular collaborator Nicholas St. John scripted, and Christopher Walken and Edie Falco also star. Arrow’s Blu-ray, streeting June 25/26, will include a new 1080p hi-def restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, approved by director Abel Ferrara and director of photography Ken Kelsch, plus restored 5.1 audio and the following bonus features:

  • Audio commentary by Abel Ferrara, moderated by critic and biographer Brad Stevens
  • TALKING WITH THE VAMPURES, a new documentary about the film made by Ferrara especially for this release, featuring actors Christopher Walken and Lili Taylor, composer Joe Delia, Ken Kelsch and Ferrara himself
  • New interview with Abel Ferrara
  • New interview with Brad Stevens
  • “Abel Ferrara Edits THE ADDICTION,” an archival piece from the time of production
  • Original trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet containing new writing on the film by critic Michael Ewins

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.