Friday, January 11, 2019

Arrow Video Unleashes Special Edition of Guillermo Del Toro's "Crimson Peak"

Arrow Video recently released information that Guillermo del Toro's "Crimson Peak" will be receiving a special edition release. The 2015 film stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Stoker), Tom Hiddleston, (Avengers Assemble) and Jessica Chastain, (Zero Dark Thirty).

Special features on the blu-ray includes: Audio commentary by co-writer and director Guillermo Del Toro, The House is Alive: Constructing Crimson Peak, a newly edited, feature-length documentary with cast and crew interviews and extensive behind the scenes footage, Previously unseen Spanish language interview with Guillermo Del Toro, The Gothic Corridor, The Scullery, The Red Clay Mines, The Limbo Fog Set; four featurettes exploring different aspects of Allerdale Hall, A Primer on Gothic Romance, the director and stars talk about the key traits of Gothic romance., The Light and Dark of Crimson Peak, the cast and crew talk about the film’s use of color, Hand Tailored Gothic, a featurette on the film’s striking costumes, A Living Thing, a look at the design, modelling and construction of the Allerdale Hall sets, Beware of Crimson Peak, a walking tour around Allerdale Hall with Tom Hiddleston, Crimson Phantoms, a featurette on the film’s amazing ghosts, Kim Newman on Crimson Peak and the Tradition of Gothic Romance, a newly filmed interview with author and critic, Violence and Beauty in Guillermo Del Toro’s Gothic Fairy Tale Films, a new video essay by the writer Kat Ellinger, Deleted scenes, Original trailers and TV spots, Double-sided, fold-out poster, Four double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions,Limited Edition packaging newly designed by Crimson Peak concept artist Guy Davis and Limited edition 80-page, hard-bound book featuring new writing by David Jenkins and Simon Abrams, an archival interview with Guillermo del Toro, and original conceptual design illustrations by artists Guy Davis and Oscar Chichoni.

"Crimson Peak" hits retail on January 15th.

Plot Synopsis:

From the imagination of Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) comes Crimson Peak, a lavish, stunningly realised journey into the dark heart of Gothic romance... Beginning in Buffalo, New York, during the 1880s, Crimson Peak stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Stoker) as Edith Cushing, an aspiring writer who is haunted by the death of her mother. Edith's falls in love with seductive stranger Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston, Avengers Assemble), who whisks her off to Allerdale Hall, his baronial, yet dilapidated English mansion built upon a mountain of blood-red clay. Here Edith meets Lucille (Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty), Thomas's sister who at times seems hostile and jealous. As Edith struggles to feel at home in the imposing residence, she gradually uncovers a horrendous family secret and encounters supernatural forces that will help her discover the terrible truth behind Crimson Peak. Boasting incredibly intricate and ornate production design and a rich visual style, del Toro's film is a grandiose, boldly baroque triumph of Gothic decadence, which expertly combines and contrasts the sublimely beautiful with the shockingly grotesque. Crimson Peak is presented here in sumptuous special packaging, with a wealth of extra features, affording unprecedented insight in to the making of this modern Gothic classic.

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