Des Nilsen sometimes referred to as “the British Jeffery Dahmer” was a notorious and brutal serial killer. Cold Light of Day was released back in 1989 and has gone mostly underseen despite picking up the UCAA Venticittà Award on release. Arrow Video is here to change that and get the film in a few more eyeballs with their limited edition release of the Cold Light of Day.
The synopsis of the film and the harsh truths of reality are as follows:
February, 1983. Detectives are called to a residential address in the London suburbs following reports that the drains have been clogged by human remains.
Really, that is just the end of his brutality. You are going to have to see the film for yourself to see all the savagery that leads up to that point.
- Limited Edition of 2000 units
- Brand new 2K restoration from the original 16mm camera negative approved by director Fhiona-Louise
- Original uncompressed mono audio
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Brand new audio commentary with writer/director Fhiona-Louise
- Brand new audio commentary with film historians/writers Dean Brandum and Andrew Nette
- Newly-filmed interview with actor Martin Byrne-Quinn
- Newly-filmed interview with actor Steve Munroe
- Original Cold Light of Day promo film made to raise financing for the feature
- Re-Release Trailer
- Two short films starring Cold Light of Day director Fhiona-Louise and photographed by Star Wars DP David Tattershall, newly restored in HD: Metropolis Apocalypse (1988, 11 mins) and Sleepwalker (1993, 2 mins)
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
- Limited Edition Die-cut O-card
- Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jo Botting and a look at how the press reported Dennis Nilsen’s real-life crimes by Jeff Billington
Cold Light of Day releases on Oct. 27. You can get your copy right HERE.