The Initiation BLU RAY UNBOXING & Review / Arrow Video – Slasher Flick

Unboxing and reviewing the 80’s slasher flick The Initiation (1984) on Blu-ray, released by Arrow Video U.S.

Available on Amazon:

This set also includes a booklet and reversible artwork.
The DVD is not included with this edition.

Marking TV star Daphne Zuniga’s debut in a leading role, The Initiation ranks amongst the finest of the college-based stalk-and-slash flicks – now finally restored in glorious High-Definition!

Kelly’s new sorority has a special initiation ritual in store for her – an after-hours break-in of her father’s department store. But what begins as a night of harmless college fun turns sour when, once inside the enormous mall, Kelly and her fellow pledges find themselves locked in for the night… with a deadly intruder stalking the corridors.

Arriving in 1984, The Initiation might have been late to the slasher party, but, alongside the likes of The House on Sorority Row and The Mutilator, it remains one of the stronger entries to emerge in the latter days of the slice-and-dice boom.


Brand new restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Brand new audio commentary by The Hysteria Continues
Brand new interview with actor Christopher Bradley
Brand new interview with actress Joy Jones
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic James Oliver

Director: Larry Stewart
Writer: Charles Pratt Jr.

Starring: Vera Miles, Clu Gulager, Daphne Zuniga, James Read, Marilyn Kagan, Robert Dowdell, Patti Heider, Frances Peterson, Hunter Tylo, Paula Knowles, Trey Stroud, Peter Malof, Christopher Bradley, Joy Jones and Mary Davis Duncan

Previous Where to find your perfect cup of pour over Chemex coffee in Yerevan?
Next Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch On Their New Documentary 'Gimme Danger'


  1. Cuddly Cooper
    January 15, 2017

    The arrow video website incorrectly says there's 2 discs, thanks for clearing that up

  2. debgibsonfan
    March 22, 2017

    Not EVERY movie released in the 80's is a "classic" just so you know. (I do like this film though, don't get me wrong).

  3. Tony Nguyen
    April 13, 2017

    bluray quality sucks….not any better than the dvd which has been released twice…reductive if u ask me….whats next? 4k bluray but still looks like a dvd quality??? what a joke… u r paying for the stupid mini booklet, special features which i dont care about, and new artwork

  4. spinnernet1
    November 15, 2017

    This is one of the most underrated slasher films from the 1980s.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *