Arrow Video has announced that Mike Hodges’ 1989 supernatural chiller Black Rainbow is coming to Blu-ray in the UK this July with a brand new director-approved restoration.
Martha Travis (Rosanna Arquette, Pulp Fiction, Crash) is a travelling clairvoyant on the road with her sceptic father (Jason Robards, Once Upon a Time in the West, Magnolia). During a séance Martha communicates a message from a dead man to his wife in the audience. Shocked, the wife insists her husband is still alive. Later that evening the husband is killed by a ruthless assassin. As Martha foresees more and more tragic events journalist Gary Wallace (Tom Hulce, Amadeus, Animal House) follows the pair in pursuit of a hot story… with catastrophically eerie results.
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The bonus features for the special edition include:
- Brand new restoration from the original negative approved by writer-director Mike Hodges
- Original stereo 2.0 PCM uncompressed audio and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Surround Sound options
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- New audio commentary by film historians Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan
- Archival audio commentary by Mike Hodges
- Message in a Bottle: Archival ‘Making of’ documentary
- Archival interviews with Jason Robards, Tom Hulce, Rosanna Arquette – Archival featurettes ‘8 Minutes’; ‘Disasters’; ‘Seeing the Future’; ‘Behind the Rainbow’ featuring interviews with Hodges, Arquette, Robards, producer John Quested including behind-the-scenes imagery
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Mike Hodges and more illustrated with stills
Black Rainbow arrives on Blu-ray in the UK on July 6th.