November brings Blu-rays of Cronenberg’s Rabid & Dead Ringers

David Cronenberg is Canada’s great export. If Wayne Gretzky, maple syrup and Anne Murray had never dripped over America’s Northern border, life would be fine. But there’s no way to imagine a world without David Cronenberg. The director created quite a few horrific masterpieces that makes your brain realize it hasn’t given you a real nightmare. Now two his finest are getting the Scream Factory treatment. Rabid allowed Marilyn Chambers to be more than the lady who went Behind the Green Door. She gets an experimental treatment that eventually destroys the world. Dead Ringers is Jeremy Irons at his best as twin gynecologists who want to push their profession. Now both films will be arriving on Blu-ray with numerous bonus features. Dead Ringers arrives November 15 with Rabid chasing behind on November 22. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:

Collector’s Editions of Creepy Cronenberg Classics

Dead Ringers
and
Rabid

Make Their Blu-Ray Debuts This November from Scream Factory™

Progenitor of the body horror genre and master of psychological terror, filmmaker David Cronenberg is known for his visceral style, crafting stories that interweave audacious physical transformations with challenging narratives and complex emotional arcs.

This November, two seminal Cronenberg films, Dead Ringers and Rabid, make their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray debuts from Scream Factory. Each film features a new 2k scan and is loaded with new bonus features, making these critically acclaimed masterpieces must-owns for cinephiles.
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Dead Ringers
November 15th, 2016

Cronenberg’s haunting tale of twin gynecologists and the woman they both love will make its Blu-ray debut November 15th, 2016 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with Morgan Creek Productions. The two-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Dead Ringers comes loaded with bonus features, with over three hours of new bonus content including new audio commentary from author William Beard and new interviews with actress Heidi Von Palleske, Stephen Lack, special effects artist Gordon Smith and director of photography Peter Suschitzky. Fans can pre-order their copies by visiting ShoutFactory.com

Claire Niveau (Geneviève Bujold) is in love with handsome Beverly. Or does she love Elliot? It’s uncertain because brothers Beverly and Elliot Mantle are identical twins sharing the same medical practice, apartment and women – including unsuspecting Claire. In a role that won the New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor Award, Jeremy Irons plays twin gynecologists whose emotional dependency collapses into mind games, madness and murder. Cronenberg won the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards Best Director honors for melding split-screen techniques, body doubles and Iron’s uncanny acting into an eerie, fact-based tale .

Dead Ringers Bonus Features
DISC 1 (1.78:1 version)
NEW Audio Commentary with writer William Beard, author of The Artist As Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg
Audio Commentary with actor Jeremy Irons

DISC 2
NEW 2K scan at the director’s preferred aspect ratio (1.66:1)
NEW Carey’s Story – an interviews with Heidi Von Palleske (19 minutes)
NEW Working Artist – an interview with Stephen Lack (24 minutes)
NEW Connecting Tissues – an interview with special effects artist Gordon Smith (19 minutes)
NEW Double Vision – an interview with director of photography Peter Suschitzky (12 minutes)
Vintage interviews with Jeremy Irons, director/co-writer David Cronenberg, producer Marc Boyman and co-writer Norman Snider (17 minutes)
Vintage Behind the Scenes Featurette (7 minutes)
Theatrical Trailer

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Rabid November 22nd, 2016
Cronenberg’s provocative take on the vampire mythos will makes its Blu-ray debut with the release of the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Rabid on November 22nd, 2016 from Scream Factory.

Brimming with bonus features, Rabid includes over 90 minutes of brand new bonus content, including new interviews with author Jill C. Nelson and Marilyn Chambers’ personal appearances manager Ken Leicht, and actress Susan Roman. Fans can pre-order their copies by visiting ShoutFactory.com

After undergoing radical emergency surgery, Rose (former adult film star Marilyn Chambers in her first leading role in a mainstream film) develops an insatiable desire for blood. She searches out victims to satisfy her incurable craving, infecting them with an unknown disease which, in turn swiftly drives them insane… and makes them equally bloodthirsty.

Follow the lovely but deadly Rose through her terrifying ordeal as victim by victim, the spreading circle of casualties grows… until no one can escape their grisly fate of becoming… Rabid.

Rabid Bonus Features
NEW 2K scan from the negative at the director David Cronenberg’s preferred aspect ratio (1.66:1)
NEW audio interview with author Jill C. Nelson (Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985) and Marilyn Chambers’ personal appearances manager Ken Leicht
NEW Young and Rabid – an interview with actress Susan Roman (33 minutes)
Audio Commentary with writer-director David Cronenberg
Audio Commentary with William Beard, author of The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg
Archival interview with David Cronenberg (21 minutes)
Interview with executive producer Ivan Reitman (13 minutes)
Interview with co-producer Don Carmody (16 minutes)
From Stereo to Video – A video essay by Caelum Vatnsdal, author of They Came from Within: A History of Canadian Horror Cinema (26 minutes)
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spot
Radio Spots (U.S. and U.K.)
Still Gallery