Deadbeat at Dawn is a cult classic that truly deserves the moniker. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, newly restored for the first time on Blu-ray Blood-soaked and violent, this is the ultimate revenge movie and now you can see it like never before thanks to Arrow Video’s brand new 2K restoration, supervised and approved by writer, director and star Jim VanBebber.
Written by, directed by and starring VanBebber, Deadbeat follows the story of Goose – a gang leader whose girlfriend is brutally slaughtered when he attempts to leave the thug life behind. Pulled back into the gang, who’ve now formed an uneasy alliance with the thugs that butchered his girl, Goose sees an opportunity to exact his brutal, deadly revenge.
The very definition of DIY, independent filmmaking (VanBebber quit film school after his first year and used his student loan to fund the movie), Deadbeat at Dawn surpasses its low-budget origins to create a revenge movie that delivers more thrills and bloody spills than all of Chuck Norris’ films combined.
With all Arrow releases, no gem is left unaccompanied by a great set of special features to check out these gems on Deadbeat By Dawn
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Scott Gabbey and Graham Rae.
Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films, supervised and approved by writer-director Jim VanBebber
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new free-wheeling audio commentary with Jim VanBebber (’Goose’, The Ravens’ Gang Leader), actor Paul Harper (’Danny Carmodi’, The Spyders’ Gang Leader) and guest Cody Lee Hardin, moderated by filmmaker Victor Bonacore (Diary of a Deadbeat: The Story of Jim VanBebber)
Jim VanBebber, Deadbeat Forever!, a brand new retrospective documentary on VanBebber and the Deadbeat legacy by Filmmaker Victor Bonacore, featuring first-time interviews, super-rare footage, VanBebber’s college films and much, much more!
Archival 1986 behind-the-scenes documentary – Nate Pennington’s VHS documentary on a failed Deadbeat shoot
Outtakes, newly transferred in HD
Four newly-restored VanBebber short films: Into the Black (1983, 34 mins), My Sweet Satan (1993, 19 mins), Roadkill: The Last Days of John Martin (1994, 14 mins) and Gator Green (2013, 16 mins)
Jim VanBebber Music Video Collection, featuring never-before-seen Director’s Cuts
Chunkblower, promotional trailer for an unfinished Gary Blair Smith-produced gore-soaked feature film
Extensive Image Gallery – Never-Before-Seen Stills!
Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain