Awhile back we reported that a print of Psychomania, aka The Death Wheelers had finally been found and was being remastered for Blu-ray in the UK. I figured someone would be picking it up for U.S. distro and luckily, it is Arrow Video. This will be a must own of course. Check out the details below…
From Arrow Video: “NEW US TITLE: Psychomania Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD
Zombie bikers run amok is southern England.
Release Date: 21st February 2017
The United States gave motorcycle-mad cinemagoers Easy Rider, The Wild One and The Wild Angels. The United Kingdom gave them Psychomania, the tale of zombie bikers run amok is southern England.
The Living Dead are a delinquent biker gang, fond of causing havoc on British roadways and making out in graveyards. Gang leader Tom (Nicky Henson) also has a Satanist for a mother, and when he discovers the secret of immortality, the name of his motley crew takes on a more literal meaning…
Directed by Hammer veteran Don Sharp (The Kiss of the Vampire, The Devil-Ship Pirates) and co-starring Beryl Reid (Dr. Phibes Rises Again) and George Sanders (Village of the Damned), Psychomania is a wonderfully offbeat gem, outlandish and eccentric in equal measure.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
•2K restoration from preservation negatives
•High Definition (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
•Original 1.0 mono audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
•Brand-new interview with star Nicky Henson
•Return of the Living Dead, an archive featurette containing interviews actors Henson, Mary Larkin, Denis Gilmore, Roy Holder and Rocky Taylor
•Sound of Psychomania, an archive interview with composer John Cameron
•Riding Free, an archive interview with ‘Riding Free’ singer Harvey Andrews
•Hell for Leather, a brand-new featurette on the company who supplied the film’s costumes
•Remastering Psychomania, a look at the film’s restoration from the original 35mm black and white separation masters
•Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet containing writing by Vic Pratt, William Fowler and Andrew Roberts”