The Day of the Beast (Alex de la Iglesia, 1995)

Drafthouse Films Logo“If Mel Brooks had directed ‘The Omen’, it may have come out like this.”  Ron Wells, FILM THREAT

Father Ángel Berriartúa (Álex Angulo) has discovered that the Antichrist will soon be born on Christmas Eve, but doesn’t know where.  To meet the Devil himself and find out, Berriartúa becomes a sinner and enlists the aid of heavy metal fanatic José María (Santiago Segura) and occult TV host Professor Cavan (Armando De Razza).  Together, this unlikely trio may be humanity’s last hope to save an already wretched world from demonic forces and prophecized annihilation.  Nominated for 14 Goya Awards (the Spanish Oscars) and winner of 6 including Best Director, Álex de la Iglesia’s hilariously brutal and brutally hilarious sophomore feature is “nothing short of a hangman’s slapstick masterpiece” (Austin Chronicle).

Special Features:

  • Introduction by Álex de la Iglesia
  • Audio commentary with filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia
  • Audio commentary with film scholars Núria Triana Toribio and Andrew Willis
  • Making of The Day of the Beast: The 1995 Spanish Documentary Channel featurette
  • Interviews with Álex de la Iglesia, Armando De Razza and Santiago Segura
  • Theatrical teaser and trailer
  • Gallery of posters, shooting photos and stills
  • Cast and crew filmographies
  • Killer Mirindas, de la Iglesia’s 1991 début short film
  • Acceptance speeches and cast and crew interviews from the 1995 Goya Awards
  • 36-page booklet including the original press book

“Clean Up Madrid” Edition – Package includes:

  • The Day of the Beast on Blu-ray or Standard DVD with over 2 hours of bonus material
  • High quality 720p HD Digital Download of the Film
  • Instant Download of the 46-track The Day of the Beast Motion Picture Soundtrack including the 30-track Original Score of Battista Lena and 16 Satanic Themes selected by Álex de la Iglesia in 320kpbs MP3 Audio
  • 27″ x 40″ Theatrical Poster autographed by de la Iglesia
  • Limited Edition Professor Cavan Eye-in-Hand Amulet
  • Limited Edition “Satannica” T-Shirt

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