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From cult Spanish filmmaker José Ramón Larraz (Vampyres, Symptoms) comes this long-neglected late 80s slasher classic, finally unleashed on Blu-ray for the first time ever!
 
The rural community of Paddock County is being rocked by the crazed exploits of an axe-wielding psychopath, who stalks the night in a black trenchcoat and mask. As the victims pile up, the authorities attempt to keep a lid on the situation, whilst computer whizz-kid Gerald and girlfriend Lillian seek to unmask the killer before the town population reaches zero.
 
Nominally set in Northern California but shot primarily in Madrid, giving the film an off-kilter, American/European atmosphere akin to the likes of Pieces, Edge of the Axe is a late entry hack-and-slash masterpiece from one of the titans of Spanish terror.
 
Special Edition Contents:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • English and Spanish language versions of the feature
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Spanish soundtrack
  • Brand new audio commentary with actor Barton Faulks
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Newly-filmed interview with actor Barton Faulks
  • The Pain in Spain - a newly-filmed interview with special effects and make-up artist Colin Arthur
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes
studio:
  • Arrow Video
Run Time:
  • 91 minutes approx.
Certificate:
  • 18
Aspect Ratio:
  • 1.85
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Brand:
  • Arrow Video
Director:
  • José Ramón Larraz
Actor:
  • Barton Faulks
  • Christina Marie Lane
  • Page Mosely
Subtitle Languages:
  • English SDH / English
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1988
Region:
  • A
  • B
  • C

Edge of the Axe

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

From cult Spanish filmmaker José Ramón Larraz (Vampyres, Symptoms) comes this long-neglected late 80s slasher classic, finally unleashed on Blu-ray for the first time ever!
 
The rural community of Paddock County is being rocked by the crazed exploits of an axe-wielding psychopath, who stalks the night in a black trenchcoat and mask. As the victims pile up, the authorities attempt to keep a lid on the situation, whilst computer whizz-kid Gerald and girlfriend Lillian seek to unmask the killer before the town population reaches zero.
 
Nominally set in Northern California but shot primarily in Madrid, giving the film an off-kilter, American/European atmosphere akin to the likes of Pieces, Edge of the Axe is a late entry hack-and-slash masterpiece from one of the titans of Spanish terror.
 
Special Edition Contents:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • English and Spanish language versions of the feature
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Spanish soundtrack
  • Brand new audio commentary with actor Barton Faulks
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Newly-filmed interview with actor Barton Faulks
  • The Pain in Spain - a newly-filmed interview with special effects and make-up artist Colin Arthur
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes
studio:
  • Arrow Video
Run Time:
  • 91 minutes approx.
Certificate:
  • 18
Aspect Ratio:
  • 1.85
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Brand:
  • Arrow Video
Director:
  • José Ramón Larraz
Actor:
  • Barton Faulks
  • Christina Marie Lane
  • Page Mosely
Subtitle Languages:
  • English SDH / English
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1988
Region:
  • A
  • B
  • C

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating : 4.6 / 5 (5 Reviews)
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  • 2 4 star reviews
  • 0 3 star reviews
  • 0 2 star reviews
  • 0 1 star reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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Overlooked Slasher Gem

I had never heard of this until recently, but I really quite enjoyed it. It wasn't obvious who the killer was, the pace was good and was pretty entertaining. Any 80's slasher fan needs to check this one out. I'll be checking out more José Ramón Larraz films too. As Zavvi always does, they shipped it quickly and safely to Canada.

Edge of The Axe

Personally the film is alright. now for the packaging it is odd how they send 1 title per package but I kind of get it so yea. its all good to me.

Edge of the. Axe

Good slasher film. Keeps you guessing to the end as to who the killer is. Definitely worth a watch

Can’t go wrong with Arrow Video / Zavvi

Thanks Zavvi for a trouble-free purchase of another bargain product. Great thriller from Jose Larraz to go alongside the Blood Hunger box set. Definitely worth a watch

Hidden gem

A much overlooked late '80s slasher that displays Larraz's flair in fine style! A must-have for slasher fans.