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iluvdvds@Cult Labs 5th October 2012 11:10 AM

Christmas Evil -Specs Thread
Christmas Evil aka You Better Watch Out (Arrow Video DVD)


When little Harry sees his Dad in a Santa Claus outfit, groping his mother one Christmas Eve, life changes for the quiet little boy. Thirty odd years later, you’d better watch out in this 80s horror classic from the small but perfectly formed micro-genre of Yuletide Slashers.

Because now - all grown up and disgruntled by his dead end job in a depressing toy factory - he’s making a list, checking it twice and descending into a self-created Christmas nightmare where he is Father Christmas and his judgement is final! Dressed as St. Nick, Harry is going to show his bullying co-workers and all the other naughty people what the true spirit of the season is... Run for your miserable lives, the vengeance is going to be swift and bloody!

In your hands is a true dark Christmas oddity that cult movie kingpin John Waters described as "greatest Christmas movie ever made."

- Widescreen transfer in the original ratio of the Director’s Cut

- Optional English SDH subtitles

- Audio commentary with director Lewis Jackson

- Audio commentary with Lewis Jackson and director John Waters

- Interviews with Lewis Jackson and star Brandon Maggart

- Deleted scenes

- Original story-board sequences

- Rare audition tapes

- Collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by critic and author Kim Newman, John Waters and a new introduction by Lewis Jackson, illustrated with rare stills and images from the personal files of Lewis Jackson

- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

Region 2 PAL
RRP £15.99
Release Date 12/11/12

Reversible Artwork:

unrealbe 5th October 2012 11:34 AM

Love the art and the movie

Demdike@Cult Labs 5th October 2012 11:39 AM

Looking forward to this.

BAKA 5th October 2012 11:50 AM

Not so keen on the reverse. I get that it's a play on Christmas Card designs, but I still prefer the newly comissioned art, even if Santa does look slightly surprised. 100% purchase for me though, already pre-ordered.

Contributions from Kim Newman and John Waters in the booklet too o.O can't wait.

iluvdvds@Cult Labs 5th October 2012 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by BAKA (Post 279188)
Not so keen on the reverse. I get that it's a play on Christmas Card designs, but I still prefer the newly comissioned art, even if Santa does look slightly surprised. 100% purchase for me though, already pre-ordered.

Contributions from Kim Newman and John Waters in the booklet too o.O can't wait.

I quite like the reverse personally. It reminds me of The Night Before Christmas book I used to read non-stop at christmas when I was younger. Just a more twisted version :laugh:

But dat front artwork! :faint:

PaulD 5th October 2012 11:57 AM

Shaping up to be a great release with great art. I still can't remember if I've seen this before and didn't like it or if I'm thinking of a different film but I'll definitely pick this up for a watch during the festive period.

Vampix 5th October 2012 12:17 PM

I've never seen this, is it as good as Silent Night, Deadly Night (which I thought was okay)? Or is a blind buy not recommended for this release?

unrealbe 5th October 2012 12:54 PM

edit: vhs cover to big, click link to see it

Hawkmonger 5th October 2012 01:52 PM

Great chrimbo slasher. Got this on pre-order.

Criterion7 5th October 2012 06:27 PM

Its a fun movie and it is in its own twisted way an actual feel good Christmas slasher film. The ending is...unique.

I personally like the film.

demonknight 5th October 2012 07:19 PM

My synapse dvd of Christmas evil will suffice thank you very much. Same extras if i'm not

demonknight 5th October 2012 07:20 PM

Bar the booklet of course.

Nostalgic 9th November 2012 05:22 PM

Can't wait for this! Hopefully should get it by wednesday next week!
Amazing features, will sit nicely next to the frankly astounding releases of VHS rental faves Silent Night, Deadly Night, Slaughter High and Pieces.
80's slashers given the kind of respect/extras they deserve!
Thanks arrow!

Bringer Of Funerals 10th November 2012 04:13 PM

ive never seen this film but it sounds like fun, so i'll buy it

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 13th November 2012 04:25 PM

Picked this up today.
Lovely reverse art.

I DO love my Santa-slashers!:nod:

Nostalgic 13th November 2012 04:42 PM

Arrived today!
Too many extras to watch! Must enjoy film first, lol!:popcorn:

TheWickerMan 16th November 2012 01:28 AM

I was about to buy the Synapse edition and then noticed Arrow released it in the UK. Can anyone comment on the quality of the disc? Just wanted to make sure it wasn't a nasty NTSC to PAL transfer or the sound doesn't sync up, that kind of thing.

Black Gloves 18th December 2012 03:35 PM

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Susan Foreman 20th December 2012 05:55 AM

It's a bit late coming!

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paulc 22nd December 2012 12:59 AM

Watched this last night -fab package and such a cool movie! Much better than I'd even remembered!

TheCorpseGrinder 22nd December 2012 09:11 AM

A Christmas Classic
Watched this recently at a screening in Manchester UK. A wonderful film and far more than a slasher film as it is often perceived . Did a review on my blog last week - thecorpsegrinder at wordpress . Will post a link once done 15 posts :)

ArgentoFan1987 9th January 2013 10:29 AM

I bought this just before christmas (what great timing!!!) for £9. It was the first thing I watched (just before I started work) on Christmas Day. It was much better thatn Silent Night, Deadly Night (although I aslo loved that) because of Brandon Maggart. He was so weird that it mad the film so much better than it perhaps should've been.

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