The Woman/Offspring – On Limited Edition Blu-ray available now from Arrow ( @Arrowfilmsvideo )

 

Almost a decade after Lucky McKee burst upon the indie horror scene and became a ‘Master of Horror’ in the making thanks to his directorial debut May, he teamed up with legendary cult author Jack Ketchum for his most shocking and brutal film to date: The Woman, an instant cause célèbre on its Sundance premiere and very showed up on my ‘radar’ when many of my favourite podcasts and website started talking about the film. When I had the chance, I picked up the DVD and from the opening moments, I was hooked. Only months later learning that The Woman was a follow on (but works just as well as a standalone film) to the movie Offspring. Through the years I have had the privilege of sitting down and chatting with the star of The Woman and Offspring. Pollyanna McIntosh. To this date, The Woman is one of my favourite films of all time and so I was super excited when I saw filmmaker Lucky McKee tweet out about the special edition coming to our blu ray players.

The Woman (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Walking Dead) is the last surviving member of a deadly clan of feral cannibals that has roamed the American wilderness for decades. When successful country lawyer Chris Cleek (Sean Bridgers, Room) stumbles upon her whilst hunting in the woods, he decides to capture and “civilize” her with the help of his seemingly perfect all-American family, including his wife Belle (Angela Bettis, May) and daughter Peggy (Lauren Ashley Carter, Darling). The Cleeks will soon learn, however, that hell hath no fury like The Woman scorned…

Experience McKee and Ketchum’s uncompromisingly twisted vision of the dark side of the American family in a definitive new edition, including a 4K remaster, brand new bonus features, and a bonus disc featuring a brand new restoration of its gut-churning 2009 predecessor Offspring, also starring McIntosh.

TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

• Brand new 4K restorations of The Woman and Offspring, supervised and approved by
Lucky McKee and Andrew van den Houten
• Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork for both films by Vanessa
McKee
• Collectors’ booklet featuring new writing by Michael Blyth, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
and Kevin Kovelant

DISC ONE – THE WOMAN

• New 4K restoration supervised and approved by Lucky McKee
• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
• Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• New commentary with director Lucky McKee, editor Zach Passero, sound designer
Andrew Smetek and composer Sean Spillane
• New commentary by star Pollyanna McIntosh
• New commentary by critic Scott Weinberg
• Archive commentary with director Lucky McKee
• Dad on the Wall, a brand new 75-minute fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes
documentary filmed by the director’s father Mike McKee
• Being Peggy Cleek, a newly filmed interview with star Lauren Ashley Carter
• Malam Domesticam, an archive making-of featurette
• Meet The Makers, a short featurette on the making of the film
• Deleted Scenes
• Mi Burro, a short film by editor Zach Passero
• “Distracted” music video by Sean Spillane
• Frightfest Total Film Panel Discussion, a 2011 onstage chat about the future of
American indie horror at the popular horror film festival, featuring Lucky McKee,
Andrew van den Houten, Larry Fessenden, Adam Green, Joe Lynch and Ti West
• Theatrical trailers
• Image galleries

DISC TWO – OFFSPRING (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE)

• New 4K restoration supervised and approved by Andrew van den Houten
• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
• Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• New commentary by director/producer Andrew van den Houten
• Archive commentary with writer Jack Ketchum, director/producer Andrew van den
Houten and producer/cinematographer William M. Miller
• New interview with Pollyanna McIntosh and Andrew van den Houten
• Fly on the Wall, a brand new fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes documentary
• Extended interview with Jack Ketchum
• Restoration comparison
• Progeny: The Birth of Offspring, an archive behind-the-scenes featurette including
interviews with cast and crew
• First Stolen’s Bailout, an archive behind-the-scenes featurette
• Webisodes, short featurettes used to promote the film online
• Archive Easter Eggs
• Theatrical trailer
• Image gallery
• BD-ROM screenplay

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