News / 13 July 2022

Umbrella Entertainment Unveil MARTYRS Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

Umbrella Entertainment have just unveiled a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of Pascal Laugier’s French extreme favourite MARYRS on September 7 and its limited to 250 units.
MARTYRS-CollectorsEditionBDIn addition to a Deluxe Edition worth of Special Features, Umbrella’s Webstore Exclusive Collector’s Edition contains…

  • Full Cover Slipcase
  • Martyrs – Perfect Bound 48page Book with Custom Artwork, a Collection of Interviews, Experiences & Art. 
  • 8 Lobby Cards
  • A3 Reversible Poster

MARTYRS is the twenty-second volume in Umbrella’s Beyond Genres series and as such there will be an alternate version available sans the aforementioned extras that will feature the following…

  • O-ring Slipcover
    Audio commentary by film historian Dr. Lindsay Hallam (NEW)
  • BFI at Home – Horror à la Française online panel with Anna Bogutskaya, Alexandra West and Dr. Lindsay Hallam
  • Organic Chronicles: The Making of Martyrs
  • Interview with director Pascal Laugier
  • Make-up interview with Benoit Lestang
  • New French Extremity trailer reel
  • Stills Gallery
  • International Poster Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Easter Egg

MARTYRS-BGBDLucie, a frail, frightened, adolescent girl flees an abandoned slaughterhouse. Her opaque skin suggests she has been missing for many months. She is found filthy, starved, and unresponsive. Something horrific has happened to her. But what? Flash-forward 15 years later when the quiet tranquillity of a home nestled in a sparsely populated French forest is interrupted by a knock at the door – it’s Lucie, embarking on a gory quest for revenge. Pascal Laugier’s 2008 sophomore feature garnered a notorious reputation after audience members attending the premiere at the Festival de Cannes were left wide-eyed and mouth agape. Its reception so shocking, it was immediately threatened with censorship in its home country, with calls for the director to be imprisoned.

MARTYRS is a brutally confronting and provocative example of the French New Extremity a work of dark brilliance and vile beauty. A genre-defining classic so profoundly traumatising, it transcends all constraints of your average horror film and dives into the murky depths of human degradation and suffering.

MARYRS available September 7 and up for pre-order now