There are few things as bizarre as The Comic. To give you a better understanding, you really need to see the trailer. For those already familiar you know that, cult enthusiasts are going to be laying a golden egg of excitement over this release.
The official synopsis for The Comic goes like this:
Stand-up comedy can be a cut-throat business, but in Sam Coex’s world, it’s downright murder… From the annals of bizarre cinema comes perhaps the most bizarre one of them all – 1985’s The Comic! In a dystopian police state reality of indeterminate time and place, orange bouffant-haired comedian Sam Coex is eager for his big break. Realizing that desperate times call for even more desperate measures, he slits the throat of his rival Joey Myers, leaving the way clear for him to carve his own niche on the comedy circuit. But success can be a fickle and fleeting mistress, and Sam soon finds his career on a downward turn when he falls foul of the powers that be. Filled with more dry ice and lighting gels than an ’80s stadium rock concert, The Comic is a barmy, baffling and beguiling cinematic oddity shot on 35mm film in an alternate dimension. If you ever wanted to know the answer to the eternal conundrum “How does Pinocchio make love?” then this is the one for you!
You really need look no further than the tagline of “shot on 35mm in an alternate dimension” to know exactly what you are in for with this one.
A full list of the special features on the Arrow Video release are as listed:
Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new introduction with actor Steve Munroe
Newly-filmed interview with actor Steve Munroe
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring additional cast/crew interviews
To get your order in for The Comic head over to MVD Entertainment Group’s page.