Arrow video are releasing the cult horror movie Squirm on special edition Blu ray on September 23rd.
Remastered and restored for Blu-ray, a process approved by director Jeff Lieberman himself, Arrow’s HD presentation of SQUIRM is uncut and comes loaded with special features and bonus material, including interchangeable artwork and exclusive writing on the film by UK horror aficionado Kim Newman.
One of the most original and entertaining of the revenge-of-nature films that characterised mid-1970s American horror, Squirm begins with a pylon being downed by a thunderstorm, sending millions of volts into the wet, conductive mud, which naturally gives hundreds of thousands of its wriggly inhabitants an insatiable hunger for human flesh.
And since the accident has also inconveniently cut off the electricity to Fly Creek, Georgia, its population could hardly be more vulnerable when the sun goes down. Houses can be barricaded against most intruders, but what happens when they’re small enough to get into the water supply?
Arrow’s presentation also has great extra’s including:
- Audio commentary with director Jeff Lieberman
- Filmed Live Q&A session with Lieberman and star Don Scardino from New York’s Anthology Film Archives (2011)
- Interview with Kim Newman
- Original Trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
- Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin.
- Interview with Jeff Lieberman by Calum Waddell, illustrated with original archive stills and posters