Double Dose Of Repertory Madness From Drafthouse Films Hits DVD/Blu-ray In March

The colossally insane, phantasmagoric 1979 sci-fi/horror epic THE VISITOR and Abel Ferrara's gritty 80s revenge film classic MS. 45 both hit DVD/Blu-ray next month!

Those lucky enough to catch The Visitor, the colossally insane film we billed as "the sci-fi/horror epic 1979 couldn't handle," know the exact feeling of what it's like to have their brains liquify and slowly drain out their ears. The Visitor, impossibly starring John Huston, Franco Nero, Lance Henriksen, Shelley Winters, Glenn Ford and Sam Peckinpah(!??!) is inarguably one of the most mind-altering cinematic experiences of the '70s, a decade already synonymous with psychedelic and psychosexual celluloid. Still don't believe us? Here's our best attempt at condensing the film's hugely ambitious and feverish plot:

Legendary Hollywood director/actor John Huston (The Maltese Falcon; Treasure Of The Sierra Madre) stars as an intergalactic warrior battling alongside a cosmic Christ figure against a demonic eight-year-old girl and her pet hawk, as the fate of the universe hangs in the balance.

Ohhh, yeaaaaah. And now our HD-remaster will hit DVD & Blu-ray March 4th and you can pre-order it now right here. Check a look at the artwork and bonus material below. 

Special Feature include: 

* Interviews with star Lance Henriksen, screenwriter Lou Comici and cinematographer Ennio Guarieri
* Theatrical Trailer
* 16-page Booklet
* Digital Download

Another 2013 highlight for us was working with American film icon Abel Ferrara on the release of the restored, uncut version of his female revenge thriller classic Ms. 45. The film is a time capsule of nasty '80s NYC, and a uniquely feminist entry in the urban revenge thriller subgenre. A then 18-year-old Zoë Lund – who would later go on to co-write Ferrara's masterpiece Bad Lieutenant – stars as Thana, a mute garment district seamstress who, after falling victim to multiple unspeakable assaults, ignites her one-woman homicidal rampage against New York City's entire male population.

The film combines the rabid angst of 1976's Death Wish with Roman Polanski's surreal, post-traumatic Repulsion. It's raw, shocking and complex and breaks down the barriers between arthouse and grindhouse, displaying the early talents of one of America's most furious and uncompromising auteurs. The new HD master is gorgeous and the DVD/Blu-ray is loaded with special features and will be released on March 25th. Pre-order it now, here

Special Feature include:

* Interviews with director Abel Ferrara, composer Joe Delia, creative consultant Jack McIntyre
* “Zoë XO” and “Zoë Rising,” two short films on star Zoë Lund by American Hardcore director Paul Rachman
* Theatrical Trailer
* 32-page booklet featuring essays by Zoë Lund, Ferrara biographer Brad Stevens and House Of Psychotic Women author Kier-la Janisse
* Digital Download

Also, don't forget to pick up our other repertory releases, the immortal 80s wreckwave of Taekwondo anti-sanity Miami Connection and Ted Kotcheff's 1971 Australian masterpiece of dread Wake In Fright

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