It’s always good news to see great films getting the Blu-ray treatment and we’re happy announce today that Philip Ridley’s 1990 film The Reflecting Skin is coming to Steelbook Blu-ray, exclusively from Zavvi, on the 30th of November from Soda Pictures.

Newly restored in a high-definition transfer from original elements and packed full of new and exclusive Bonus Features, this will be the first time it has been officially released on Blu-ray anywhere in the world.

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Audiences will have a chance to get an early peek at the restoration when it has its UK premiere at Film4 Frightfest in London on 30th August, with Philip Ridley in attendance for a Q&A. For more FrightFest fun check out our feature on the festival here.

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BONUS FEATURES (more to be confirmed)

– All-new retrospective documentary covering the making of the film, including newly-shot interviews with Philip Ridley and Viggo Mortensen

– Philip Ridley’s short films Visiting Mr Beak (1987) and The Universe Of Dermot Finn (1988), available on home video for the first time

– Isolated score track

– Stills and poster art galleries

– Trailers

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As mysterious deaths plague a small American prairie town, eight year-old Seth comes to believe that the pale, reclusive widow living next door (Lindsay Duncan) is a vampire. Seth’s worst nightmare comes true when his older brother Cameron (Viggo Mortensen) returns home from abroad and falls in love with the widow – will he be next? The truth is much more shocking than Seth could imagine.

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Written and directed by Philip Ridley (Heartless) and hauntingly photographed by Oscar-nominee Dick Pope (Mr Turner), the film caused a sensation at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival, went on to win eleven international awards, and has amassed an ever-growing cult following ever since.

The Reflecting Skin Seth & harpoon