Bloody New Year (Region Free)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Norman J Warren, 1987)

Release date: 30 August 2021

Standard Edition Blu-ray

Norman J Warren’s final feature as director is also one of his most unclassifiable. Filmed in Wales, it focuses on a group of teens who find themselves on a stranded island while holidaying. The island is home to a deserted hotel, where it’s no longer the summer of 1986, but New Year's Eve 1959, cueing a series of Warren’s famed horror set-pieces, involving ghosts, zombies, dismemberment, decapitations and much, much more besides.


2K restoration, supervised and approved by director Norman J Warren

Original mono audio

Audio commentary with Warren and film historian Jo Botting (2019)

Norman’s Wisdom (2019, 29 mins): Warren discusses some of the lesser-known areas of his career, including his work in television and documentaries

New Blood (2019, 16 mins): actor Catherine Roman warmly remembers her first film role

The Art of Blood (2019, 15 mins): screenwriter and set dresser Frazer Pearce relates the production history of Bloody New Year

Fights, Camera, Action! (2019, 11 mins): actor and stuntman Steve Emerson recalls his work with Warren on Terror and Bloody New Year

Working with Warren (2019, 10 mins): interview with filmmaker and Warren collaborator Yixi Sun

Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: Norman J Warren and the Ghost (2013, 1 min): short produced for FrightFest, starring Warren, Sun, and David McGillivray

Original trailer

Image gallery: promotional and publicity material

New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing