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New Black Label titles from 101 Films
By James Whittington, Wednesday 17th July 2019
Rabid 1977The next two titles on the 101 Films Black Label will be released in August and September. A pair of gruesome cult horrors; one a David Cronenberg classic, and the other a lost gem from the early '90s. Both titles are presented in Limited Edition versions with slipcase and booklet, limited to 3000 units.

On 26th August get set for Rabid (1977), David Cronenberg's early classic, stacked with extras, including a brand new feature-length documentary and an audio commentary with the Soska Sisters... and on 23rd September a UK debut on any format for Skinner (1993), starring Ted Raimi as the eponymous serial killer, in a film that was quite literally lost for several years.

Rabid is the enduringly tense and gruesome horror that marked a landmark in David Cronenberg's early career. Title 009 on the 101 Films Black Label, this double Blu-ray is stacked with extras, including Part 1 of a new feature length documentary on Canadian horror film.

When Rose (Marilyn Chambers) suffers terrible injuries in a motorcycle crash, she is taken to a nearby clinic run by Dr Keloid for experimental skin-graft surgery. At first, the revolutionary procedure proves successful, but it soon leaves Rose with a strange orifice protruding from her armpit and an insatiable thirst for human blood. Hell-bent on satisfying her bloodlust, Rose leaves a trail of insane and uncontrollably aggressive victims, as the unknown virus engulfs North America in an orgy of frenetic violence.

Extras include: The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film - Part One: Gimme Shelter: Cinepix and the Birth of the Canadian Horror Film, a brand new feature-length documentary exploring the social contexts behind Canadian horror cinema from filmmaker and author Xavier Mendik Audio commentary with filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska Limited edition booklet: Includes 'The Birth of Rabid' by Greg Dunning and 'Stunned. Shocked. Exhilarated': Horror in the Early Films of David Cronenberg by Alex Morris Audio commentary with writer-director David Cronenberg Audio commentary with William Beard, author of 'The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg' Audio interview with Jill C. Nelson, author of 'Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women Of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985' and Marilyn Chambers' Personal Appearances Manager Ken Leicht Young And Rabid - An interview with actress Susan Roman Archive interview with David Cronenberg The Directors: David Cronenberg - a 1999 documentary on the filmmaker Interview with executive producer Ivan Reitman Interview with co-producer Don Carmody Trailer Radio spots

Skinner cover

Skinner is a dark and brutal horror from director Ivan Nagy and writer Paul Hart-Wilden and title 010 on the 101 Films Black Label. Starring Ted Raimi (Spider-Man), Traci Lords (Blade), David Warshofsky (There Will Be Blood), Richard Schiff (Se7en) and Rikki Lake (Hairspray), Skinner is released for the first time in the UK on any format.

At one time thought a lost film, Skinner has been resurrected from obscurity in with a 4K restoration, so cult cinema fans can now witness this 90s horror gem in all its sinful, sleazy and violent glory.

Dennis Skinner seems like a normal enough guy but he has a very abnormal hobby. At night, he creeps through the back streets looking for potential victims, and when he finds one, carefully removes their skin with an elaborate collection of knives. Heidi, one of Dennis' victims, is on his trail, waiting for a chance to get her revenge, but in the meantime Dennis has developed a crush on Kerry and wants to find a way to show her he really cares.

Extras include: Limited edition booklet includes 'Finding Skinner' - Screenwriter Paul Hart-Wilden on the long and multi-faceted search for the 'lost' Skinner master A Touch of Scandal - Interview with Director Ivan Nagy Under His Skin - Interview with Star Ted Raimi Bargain Bin VHS For A Buck - Interview with Screenwriter Paul Hart-Wilden Cutting Skinner - Interview with Editor Jeremy Kasten Flaying sequence out-takes and extended takes Trailer


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