February, 1983. Detectives are called to a residential address in the London suburbs following reports that the drains have been clogged by human remains. One of the property’s residents, Dennis Nilsen – a mild-mannered and unassuming civil servant – is brought in for questioning, leading to the discovery of one of the most shocking and disturbing cases of serial murder ever to rock Britain.
Offering a grim and gritty retelling of the story of Nilsen, often dubbed the British Jeffery Dahmer, 1989’s Cold Light of Day stars Bob Flag as Nilsen-cipher Jorden March, delivering one of the most chilling and credible portrayals of a serial killer ever committed to screen. From writer-director Fhiona-Louise, Cold Light of Day – which picked up the UCCA Venticitta Award at the 1990 Venice International Film Festival – is a hugely under-seen and underrated British effort that can stand proudly alongside the likes of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer as one of the most unflinching and disturbing true-crime films of all time.
The film is being re-released by Arrow Video, a leading restorer and theatrical distributor of classic and cult/horror films, in a new digitally-remastered special edition Blu-ray. Bonus features include a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx, a limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jo Botting, two short films starring Cold Light of Day director Fhiona-Louise and photographed by Star Wars DP David Tattershall, newly-filmed interviews with actors Martin Byrne-Quinn and Steve Munroe, new audio commentary with film historians/writers Dean Brandum and Andrew Nette Brand and writer/director Fhiona-Louise and much, much more.
Check out the chilling cover for the Cold Light of Day Blu-ray below and click here to pre-order your copy. It’s coming out on October 27th, just in time for Halloween.