Blu-ray includes reversible cover featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach, reversible fold-out poster, and perfect-bound collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by John Martin and Alessio di Rocco while supplies last.
Legendary filmmaker Ovidio G. Assonitis, whose Tentacles and Piranha II sought to cash in on the killer fish craze spawned by Jaws, first hit pay dirt in 1974 with Beyond the Door – a gloriously bonkers riff on The Exorcist featuring Emmy Award-winning actress Juliet Mills and distinguished British actor Richard Johnson. Set against the backdrop of San Francisco, Beyond the Door stars Mills as Jessica Barrett, a young mother who starts to develop strange behaviors whilst pregnant with her third child. Before you can say “split pea soup”, Jessica is displaying signs of full-blown demonic possession – complete with projectile vomiting and fully-rotating head! Could it be that she’s carrying the child of the Antichrist himself? Described as “disgusting”, “scary trash” and “maddeningly inappropriate” by film critic Robert Ebert and subject to a lawsuit by Warner Bros. (who claimed copyright infringement against a certain William Friedkin film), the devilish denizens at Arrow Video have summoned up this wickedly entertaining popcorn spiller in a brand new, extras-packed edition fit for Satan himself!
Starring Juliet Mills (The Nanny and the Professor, Avanti), Gabrielle Lavia (Deep Red, Zedar), Richard Johnson (Zombie, Screamers,The Great Alligator)
Special Features: Brand new 2K restorations of the extended Uncut English Export and the US Theatrical versions, High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations, 2 Discs
- DISC ONE: Brand new 2K restoration of the extended Uncut English Export Version, released as Devil Within Her (108 Minutes), Original uncompressed mono audio, The Devil and I – a newly-filmed interview with director/producer Ovidio G. Assonitis, Barrett’s Hell – a newly-filmed interview with cinematographer Roberto D’Ettorre Piazzoli, Beyond the Music – a newly-filmed interview with composer Franco Micalizzi, The Devil’s Face – a newly-filmed interview with camera operator Maurizio Maggi, Motel and Devils – a newly-conducted audio interview with actor Gabriele Lavia, Alternate Italian Chi Sei? opening titles, Alternate Behind the Door VHS opening titles, Alternate Japanese Diabolica opening and ending sequence, Trailers, TV and Radio Spots, Image Gallery
- DISC TWO: Brand new 2K restoration of the US Theatrical Version, released as Beyond the Door (99 Minutes), Original uncompressed mono audio, Italy Possessed – a brand new feature-length documentary on the history of Italian Exorcist rip-offs, including interviews with key filmmakers such as Sergio Martino, Alberto De Martino, Pupi Avati, Marcello Avallone, Ovidio G. Assonitis and many more!
Arrow Video // 1974 // 99 Minutes, 108 Minutes // Rated R, Not Rated // English with Optional English SDH Subtitles // All Region
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Update (04.20.20 6:00 PM PT): Please note that we are receiving an additional quantity of Beyond the Door and anticipate making this title available for sale again after we fulfill all outstanding orders. If you have placed an order with us and are still awaiting a shipping confirmation, please note that your order will ship as soon as this inventory arrives.
Update (04.07.20 2:00 PM PT): Please note that our shipment of Beyond the Door is still in transit. We have changed the order status to 'Sold Out' as the manufacturer is out of stock and we will not be able to secure any additional units. If you have placed an order with us and are still awaiting a shipping confirmation, please note that we should be receiving product this week and you will receive a tracking email when it departs our facility.
Update (04.03.20 7:15 PM PT): Our order of Beyond the Door is currently in transit to our shipping facility. The film has temporarily been marked as 'Coming Soon' as we will not be taking any additional pre-orders until after the product has been received.