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Demons 1 & 2 Steelbook [Limited Edition] [Blu-ray] [1985]

Dario Argento , Lamberto Bava    Suitable for 18 years and over   Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, Italian
  • Subtitles: English, Italian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Arrow Video
  • DVD Release Date: 30 April 2012
  • Run Time: 183 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007H9OORW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,934 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Lamberto Bava and Dario Argento bring you THE Gonzo Horror movies of the 1980s!

With Demons, a frenzied slice of gore heavy shock cinema that gives up on logic and instead assaults the screen with a riot of X-Rated violence, face chewing Zombies and pounding Heavy Metal. In a mysterious cinema, an audience are watching a brutal horror flick when the horror rips out of the screen, unleashing a swarm of slathering Demons who are intent on spreading their evil plague across the globe.

In Demons 2 the TV brings Hell direct to your Living Room. Out of the dark Forbidden Zone, the world s ugliest zombies are causing carnage in an apartment block, eating the residents and spreading their deadly plague. This Italian splatter classic will leave you in fear of turning on the Television...

Time to tool up and take no prisoners... The Demons are coming!


  • Limited Edition SteelBookTM packaging
  • Collector s Booklet featuring brand new writing on both films by Calum Wadell
  • Brand new HD restorations of both films
  • Optional English and Italian audio and English subtitles for Italian and English (SDH) audio for both films

    • The audio recollections of director Lamberto Bava, Special Make-Up Creations Artist Sergio Stivaletti and Journalist Loris Curci
    • The audio recollections of the cast and crew, featuring Lamberto Bava, Sergio Stivaletti, Geretta Geretta and Claudio Simonetti
    • Dario s Demon Days: Producer Dario Argento discusses the inception of Demons
    • Defining an Era in Music: Composer Claudio Simonetti on the Demons Soundtrack
    • Luigi Cozzi s Top Italian Terrors: Cozzi discusses the highpoints of Spaghetti Splatter

      • The audio recollections of director Lamberto Bava, Mechanical Creations & Transformation Artist Sergio Stivaletti and Journalist Loris Curci
      • Creating Creature Carnage: Extensive Interview with makeup man Sergio Stivaletti
      • Bava to Bava: Luigi Cozzi tracks the history of the Italian horror film; from Riccardo Freda and Mario Bava to the end of the golden age with Michele Soavi and Lamberto Bava as well as considering recent Italian horror films.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent presentation, ignore the whiners 17 Oct 2012
The original audio sound effects are still there on the Italian track. It's just not a big deal.

Arrow presents, on a very economical (especially at the current £12) blu-ray set, Demoni and Demoni Due in high-definition, original aspect ratio (1.66:1) and Lossless PCM Mono audio tracks in both English and Italian, along with two commentaries for Demoni and one for Demoni Due. Presentation is light years ahead of any other releases with so much more detail and healthy contrast, though I did switch my TV over to a WARMER setting and both look even better. My 5.1 has Pro Logic II as well, so I ran the audio through that and it's clear that the Italian dubs have a much broader stereo spectrum while the English dubs only OCCASIONALLY break into stereo, mostly they are in two channel mono. Both are very strong audio tracks, with little to no hiss perceivable even at quite high volumes.
Aside from those commentaries, extras are short interviews with Dario Argento (writer/producer, legend of course), Sergio Stilvetti (effects man) and Luigi Cozzi (Italian horror historian, filmmaker and proprietor of what was Dario's shop, Profundo Rosso in Rome). No trailers, unfortunately, and no Michele Soavi-directed "Demonia" video with Claudio Simonetti showing off his fun score and serious face. Lamberto is noticeably absent from the interviews.
For the films, well - where to begin? Clearly inspired by the success of Dan O'Bannon's classic rock 'n' roll zombie comedy, THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, Demoni is pure entertainment with rampaging demons, disgusting gore (heavy use of bladder effects and Ultraslime here), a lengthy and wholly decadent sequence involving a motorcycle and samurai sword(!?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Making Blu-ray Players Their Cathedrals... 7 May 2012
By TJ Doc
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
It's become somewhat obligatory to begin an Arrow Video review by mentioning that, yes, they haven't had the greatest track record in Blu-ray history. Most of their Dario Argento releases were given a middling reception. DNR here, rampant machine noise there, and in one infamous case, the wrong aspect ratio. Then there was that whole mess with 'The Beyond'...

But guys, come on. What about 'Vamp'? Or 'Maniac Cop'? 'The Exterminator'? 'The Funhouse'? 'Red Scorpion'? 'Dawn of the Dead'? All winners in my book, and that's even without taking the generous application of extra features and superb packaging into account. Arrow's DVD releases, aside from a couple of NTSC-to-PAL issues, are almost always of exceptional quality too.

So 'Demons' and 'Demons 2', then. Announced back in 2010, and beset by delays ever since, a lot's been riding on these bad boys. But now they're finally here! The results are in! Exclamatory!

What's the first thing you're gonna look for in an Italian horror movie's Blu-ray transfer? That ghastly machine noise, of course! The stuff's been playing havoc with Arrow and Blue Underground's output for what feels like forever. It is to these cult favourite studious what the Alien is to Sigourney Weaver... or something. Bad metaphor.

Anyway, there I am, starting up 'Demons' and preparing myself for a digital hail storm. But as the opening train scene gets underway... nothing. Perplexed, I stick my face up against the screen. Nope. No machine noise here. But what's this? My... could it be... film grain? It is! And, get this, it's only a fine layer that remains stable throughout, never becomes bothersome, and merely adds a rich, filmic texture.

Crazy, I know!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blows every other version away! 23 April 2012
I received an early promo copy of these films and was totally blown away by the picture, it makes every other previous DVD release look like VHS, the picture quality is so good and for those in the UK who never got the Anchor Bay US DVDs finally in the correct aspect ratio!

On the extras side as ever with Arrow, they are plentiful a great booklet by Calum Waddell and on each film the old commentaries but the real treat here is the brand new commentary with Lamberto Bava and co, whereas on the earlier commentaries Lamberto struggled speaking in English here he speaks Italian and so the information flows throughout the entire film, we get amazing anecdotes, information on how they made the film and what their experience of making it was like. There's the obligatory interview with Argento who is his usual charismatic self... it's a good solid piece on his part in the film. Claudio Simonetti waxes lyrical on the film's score and then the ever wonderful Luigi Cozzi talks about his top Italian horror movies which is really interesting, a companion piece to this is on Demons 2 where Cozzi talks about the history of Italian horror, it no way overlaps so it's a real treat to hear more from Luigi. Demons 2 also has a long interview with SFX supremo Sergio Stivalleti which is interesting.

All in all I've never seen these films looking so good and so well presented, the packaging really is the icing on the cake, I hope Arrow do more SteelBooks, the design is amazing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Are The Big Boys Watching? 9 May 2012
By Norbie
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Hello Everyone,

To begin, this is a review for the Steelbook product and not the film. I will also stay away from the "No Poster / No Comic / No (whatever else you want)" Debate - it will be judged on it's own merits.

All things being equal, this is a fantastic Steelbook Set the big DVD/BD distributors would be proud of; they could learn a lesson or two from ArrowFilms. I'm not having a go at the film, but many higher quality films would beg for a release like this from Arrow.

What we get from the start is an in-your-face cover, front and back, an excelent presentation of whats waiting for us inside. But before it can be opened we have to remove the slipnote (contains details of the set) that is glued to the case, because if you don't you'll tear the top (which has "Limited Edition" written), and bottom (the film rating). I'm in two minds about this setup - although i don't know what you can do to make it better, because once you unglue the slip it doesn't look nice. What do you do with it? Put it back like it was - not so visualy pleasing, fold it up and put it inside the case, or glue it to the back? My solution was to glue it back on, but not quite as it was from the start. I noiced that if you unglue just the top or bottm you can open the case. So i unglued the bottom, folded it to the back and used a "sticky dot" to hold it together at the beck. This way i still have the top flip that has "Limited Edition".

But for now that's enough of arts and craft.

Before we get inside there is one more thing. I found it slightly amusing when audio commentaries are called "audio recollections" on the slip :)

Inside the steelbook we find a booklet, NoteAd, and two BD's.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Published 2 days ago by christopher
5.0 out of 5 stars the dead walk again
these are good and well ated horror films the theatre is the main scene
the men come in from outside and join in very good horror stuff
Published 3 months ago by roy
5.0 out of 5 stars Muhahahaaa!
Brilliant edition from the amazing arrow films! Some interesting interviews,SUPER CLEAN BLU RAY TRANSFER! Both have loud and clear English/Italian audio. Boxing is beautiful. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Paulette Case
5.0 out of 5 stars demons!
i had these 2 films on dvd, with pretty crappy picture.
then i noticed that these 2 films where released on blu-ray.
and what a great pic they have.
great buy!!!
Published 12 months ago by DP
5.0 out of 5 stars The Walking Dead!!
How to describe these films, well I suppose you can liken them to zombie movies. Argento is well versed in the horror field and generally like most of his films. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Martin Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific package
Loved the movies for ages, and will enjoy it all the more in this awesome steelbook!
To top it off, the audio and video are splendid, given the age and quality of the movies.
Published 15 months ago by Moises E. Duarte
5.0 out of 5 stars two classic horror films on blu ray
Demons is one of the best modern style horror movies ever made. The second demons is not as great but it's close to it. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Michael Dobey
3.0 out of 5 stars why mess with a classic
When i saw demons & demons 2 out on blu-ray i raced home to buy it.
after watching it , i was confused and dismayed at it. Read more
Published on 20 Sep 2012 by Ms. S. J. Barnes
2.0 out of 5 stars WARNING! The Hunt For A Decent Demons 2 Continues.
I'm guessing if you're here that you are a fan of these great films, so I won't go too much into the movies themselves. Read more
Published on 11 Jun 2012 by Jodie
5.0 out of 5 stars "..MUST OWN CULT CLASSICS.."
Demons is a very cool and very unique horror movie from 1985, its not often a movie gets over run by demons, its usually zombies or vampires!! Read more
Published on 7 May 2012 by S. Drury
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