George A Romero’s lost action classic KNIGHTRIDERS has been specially restored by Arrow Video’s acclaimed team of experts. The deluxe edition of Knightriders include both DVD & Blu-ray copies of the film along with a host of special features and collector’s items.
Made immediately after the zombie classic Dawn of the Dead, George A Romero’s Knightriders is both quite clearly the work of the same director (there are lots of familiar faces from his other films) as well as a marked change of tone. There’s still plenty of mind-melting action, but rather than flesh eating maniacs, its medieval jousters riding modern-day motorcycles who get to have all the fun!
Starring up-and-coming actor Ed Harris in his first ever leading role (Harris who would go on to become a major Hollywood star, nominated for Academy Awards and Golden Globes for his roles in Apollo 13 and The Truman Show), Knightriders depicts a troupe of travelling medieval entertainers, led by Harris, trying to live their lives according to the ideals of King Arthur – no easy feat in Reagan’s America, where the outside world and its financial realities constantly encroach on their dreams.
A real must-have collector’s item, the deluxe edition of Knightriders includes a High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD, audio commentary with George Romero, Tom Savini, John Amplas and Christine Romero, the theatrical trailer, TV spots, a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nat Marsh, a collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by author and critic Brad Stevens, an archival interview with Romero along with plenty more bonus material and special features.
To celebrate this deluxe release, we have three special edition copies to give away. To be in the draw, all you need to do is answer the following question correctly by filling out the form below: The knights in George A Romero’s action classic have swapped the traditional horse for what other mode of transport?
This competition is now closed. The winners are Leanne Lister, Sam Cheale and Lorna Everson, who will be notified by email.
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