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UK distributor Arrow Video has announced its first Blu-ray SteelBook release: director Abel Ferrara’s cult crime drama ‘King of New York’.

The 1990 film stars Christopher Walken as drug lord Frank White, who emerges from prison as a modern day Robin Hood with plans to violently eliminate his competition and distribute the proceeds of his organization to the poor.

The release will be available on June 4th in limited edition SteelBook packaging (as seen below). It looks pretty slick with a montage of images from the movie, including a badass Walken holding a smoking gun.

The Blu-ray will feature a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack. Supplements will include:

  • Collector’s booklet featuring writings on the film by Brad Stevens, author of ‘Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision’
  • Audio commentary with director Abel Ferrara
  • Audio commentary with composer Joe Delia, producer Mary Kane, casting director Randy Sabusawa and editor Anthony Redman
  • Interview with producer Augusto Caminito
  • Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty – Documentary on Abel Ferrara from the French TV show ‘Cinéastes de Notre Temps’, and more!

There’s still no word on the disc’s region coding. However Arrow does have many region-free Blu-ray releases. The SteelBook for ‘King of New York’ can be pre-ordered directly from Arrow Video for £29.99 (approximately $47 USD).

1 comment

  1. Thanks for posting this! I will be waiting at bated breath to see if this is a Region Free Blu Ray. I’ve been recently purchasing all of Ferrara’s films and this would be a most excellent addition! Thanks again!

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