Tuesday, March 27, 2018

XTRO Comes to Blu-ray on May 28th From Second Sight Films!


XTRO is one of those films that you see once and never forget! From Maryam D'Abo birthing a fully grown man, to the design of the freakish alien creatures, there's something traumatizing for everyone in this surreal British Sci-Fi/Horror yarn.

While it has been released in the U.S. on DVD several times over the years, XTRO has never (to my knowledge) made it to Blu-ray here in the States! Overseas however, there's been several editions containing various cuts of the film. And now, Second Sight Films' new release looks to trounce all that have come before it, thus securing its position as the definitive release of XTRO!

Synopsis: Three years after being abducted by aliens, Sam Philips (Philip Sayer) returns to Earth a "changed man." After undergoing a metamorphosis and being "born again," Sam seeks out his wife and son (Bernice Stegers & Danny Brainin). But their family reunion swiftly takes a turn for the weird, as it is revealed that Sam has come back to claim young Tony and take him back to an alien world. What follows is a series of strange occurrences involving killer toys, mutations, a black panther, and lots of gooey practical effects!

Written and directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, XTRO is an exercise in nightmarish surrealism and has gained a strong cult following nearly four decades after its theatrical release. Originally lambasted by critics (including Roger Ebert), XTRO is now regarded as somewhat of a classic, and has since generated two sequels (XTRO 2: THE SECOND ENCOUNTER and XTRO III), with a franchise reboot on the way!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 87 minutes (uncut version) | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.77:1)
Audio - German & English Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0

  • NEW! HD restorations of the extended cut(s) with optional alternate endings, plus international and original UK video versions! (i.e. Four versions of the movie!)
  • NEW! Xploring Xtro - A 57-minute documentary featuring interviews with Harry Bromley-Davenport, Mark Forstater, Bernice Stegers, Susie Silvey, Tim Dry (Tik), Sean Crawford (Tok), Robert Pereno, Alan Jones, and Craig Lapper!
  • NEW! The World of Xtro - Featurette with Dennis Atherton, Harry Bromley-Davenport, and Mark Forstater!
  • NEW! Beyond Xtro - Featurette with Harry Bromley-Davenport and Mark Forstater looking ahead to new reboot XTRO: THE BIG ONE, including exclusive test footage!
  • Loving The Alien: A Tribute to Philip Sayer featuring exclusive Brian May music tribute.
  • Xtro Xposed - Archival interview with Harry Bromley-Davenport.
  • Soft cover book with new writing by Kevin Lyons plus behind-the-scenes stills and promo material!
  • Original soundtrack CD!
  • Rigid slipcover with both original UK theatrical and video artwork!

Second Sight Films' 3-Disc Limited Edition Blu-ray of XTRO is due out on May 28th in the UK and will reach some U.S. retailers by June 8th! If you're a fan of this film, you can secure a copy right this minute at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD! Though the price tag is pretty hefty ($40 - $50!), it is doubtful that anyone else will manage to top this release in our lifetime! Scope out the HD trailer below for this upcoming Blu-ray and get excited Xtro-verts!

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