One of the most controversial movies of the 1980s – and never granted a certificate by the British Board of Film Classification until now – the seminal cult shocker Silent Night, Deadly Night finally gets its long-awaited UK DVD release in November 2009.
Just in time to bring some Christmas fear into the hearts of horror fans looking for something more stirring than the usual seasonal fare.
A ‘stalk and slash’ shocker with bells on, Silent Night, Deadly Night sparked a wave of controversy on its original US theatrical release. Its premise of having a killer dressed as Santa Claus, was a concept that led to angry parents, film critics, celebrities and movie industry insiders protesting against and calling for a boycott of this ‘outrageous’ movie.
Now, UK viewers can at last see what all the fuss was about with the release of the fully uncut and most complete version of the film available.
A superlative 80s shocker that spawned four sequels and ticks all the required slasher genre boxes – namely gratuitous gore, nudity, sex, decapitation and an appearance by Hollywood scream queen Linnea Quigley (Return Of The Living Dead; Night Of The Demons; Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers) – Silent Night, Deadly Night is the perfect Yuletide tale of terror.
Silent Night, Deadly Night (cert. 18) will be released on DVD (£15.99) by Arrow Video on 23rd November 2009. Special Features include: unrated trailer; audio interview with director Charles E. Sellier Jr.; poster; booklet including ‘Deadly Director: Charles Sellier interviewed by Calum Waddell’ and ‘Silent Night, Sex Night: The Slice and Times of Linnea Quigley’.
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