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The Burning - Special Edition Details
By James W, Monday 12th September 2016

The-Burning-CoverOf all the many slice-and-dice films that emerged in the early '80s, few remain as gruesomely effective as The Burning - the notorious "video nasty" now finally unleashed on Blu-ray!

When an ill-advised prank misfires, summer camp caretaker Cropsy is committed to hospital with hideous burns. Released after five years, hospital officials warn him not to blame the young campers who caused his disfigurement. But no sooner is Cropsy back on the streets than he's headed back to camp with a rusty pair of shears in hand, determined to exact his bloody revenge

With standout gore effects courtesy of FX legend Tom Savini, The Burning proved too shocking for UK censors upon its original video release. Now, fully uncut and in High Definition, The Burning is ready to reclaim its place as the ultimate summer camp nightmare.

This special edition Blu-ray contains some superb extras:
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Tony Maylam and critic Alan Jones
Audio commentary with stars Shelley Bruce and Bonnie Deroski
Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
Blood 'n' Fire Memories - a look at the creation of the film's make-up effects with FX artist Tom Savini
Slash & Cut - an interview with editor Jack Sholder
Cropsy Speaks - an interview with actor Lou David
Summer Camp Nightmare - an interview with actress Leah Ayres
Synthly the Best - a brand new interview with composer Rick Wakeman
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Theatrical Trailer
Image Galleries
Reversible sleeve featuring original and new artwork by Justin Erickson
First pressing only: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Justin Kerswell

The Burning will be scorching its way onto Blu-ray on December 19th thanks to Arrow Video.


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