RALPH L. THOMAS' THRILLER COMES TO BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH A NEW 2K TRANSFER AND EXTRAS, COURTESY OF ARROW VIDEO!
Until recently, I had never even heard of APPRENTICE TO MURDER, which is apparently based upon a true story. Penned by Allan Scott (DON'T LOOK NOW) and starring Donald Sutherland (who is never bad, even if the movie is), Chad Lowe, and Mia Sara, this Norwegian-American-Canadian co-production definitely sounds like it is worth a look! If any of that caught your interest, then continue onward to learn more about this film and its new Blu-ray release!
Synopsis: In early twentieth-century Pennsylvania Dutch Country, young Billy Kelly (Chad Lowe - HIGHWAY TO HELL) falls in with a charismatic "powwower" or folk magic healer, Dr. John Reese (Donald Sutherland - DON'T LOOK NOW, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS), shunned by the rest of the community for his non-conformist beliefs. Together, they investigate the mysterious sickness that is blighting the area, which Reese believes to be the work of a sinister local hermit. But as the plague spreads and the wide-eyed Billy falls ever deeper under Reese's spell, are they doing God's work or the Devil's bidding?
Also starring Mia Sara (LEGEND) and featuring a powerhouse performance by Donald Sutherland – reunited here with DON'T LOOK NOW screenwriter Allan Scott – APPRENTICE TO MURDER is a chilling and unforgettable tale of the macabre that blurs the lines between conventional notions of "good" and "evil".
Rated PG-13 | Color | 97 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English LPCM 2.0
- NEW! 2K restoration of the film from the original 35mm interpositive!
- Original lossless mono soundtrack
- NEW! Audio commentary by author and critic Bryan Reesman!
- NEW! Video interview on religious horror cinema with Kat Ellinger, author and editor-in-chief of Diabolique Magazine!
- NEW! Video interview with cinematographer Kelvin Pike!
- NEW! Video interview with makeup supervisor Robin Grantham!
- Theatrical trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love!