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The Driller Killer

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Posted: 11/21/2016 | Comments: 2 | Rate:

Actors: Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz, Baybi Day

Synopsis: Forget Taxi Driver, The Warriors and The New York Ripper, The Driller Killer is the definitive look at NYC's underbelly - a slasher that is as much at home in the arthouse as it is the grindhouse.

Abel Ferrara is Reno, a struggling artist and a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New in the late seventies. Then there is the No Wave, a band that is constantly practicing in the apartment below. Soon, his grip on reality begins to slip and he takes to stalking the streets with his power tool in search of prey.

“The Driller Killer” is the definitive look at NYC’s underbelly. Abel is a slasher who is as much at home in the art house as it is the grind house.This is a darkly fascinating look the late-’70s New York punk and pop-art scenes as well as a horror film. Ferrara stars as a misanthropic painter who lets his frustration with insensitive art dealers and obnoxious neighbors push him over the edge and that means causing him to commit homicide by power drill. Ferrara’s fascination with New York subcultures overtook the project, leading him to use half the picture hanging out with fringe-dwellers before finally getting around to offing them.

Reno wanders into a church, sits down next to some guy with a white beard and stares at him. Then the guy grabs Reno’s hand, and he freaks out and runs and gets into a cab with his girlfriend Carol, going on about how the guy was loony, when it was clearly him that is the crazy one. We have no idea what this means. He goes into this punk club and then home to his apartment building where a nubile young woman is trying to drill a hole in a door. She has gotten wound up in the cord and can’t decide where she wants Reno to drill the hole for her. And so it begins.

Fererra made this movie over the course of a few years, just picking up the camera at various points and shooting a bit and then leaving it for a while, finally trying to fit it all together into a narrative. There’s an awesome scene in which some woman at the punk club warns Carol to stay away from her man. Then finally Reno snaps and gets to drilling someone... He picks a homeless guy.

The Driller Killer is available in two formats: Steelbook [Blu-ray + DVD] for $44.95, and Dual Format Ammaray [Blu-ray + DVD] for $39.95

LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK CONTENTS
- Limited Edition SteelBook featuring original artwork (2500 copies)
- Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative of the never-been-seen pre-release version and the theatrical cut
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations in both 1.85:1 and 1.37:1 aspect ratios
- Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author of Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
Laine and Abel: An Interview with the Driller Killer, a brand-new interview with Ferrara
- Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45
- Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara's feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the US for the first time ever
- Trailer
- Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
- Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative of the never-been-seen pre-release version and the theatrical cut
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations in both 1.85:1 and 1.37:1 aspect ratios
- Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author of Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
- Laine and Abel: An Interview with the Driller Killer, a brand-new interview with Ferrara
- Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45
- Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara's feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the US for the first time ever
- Trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil

First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens

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