Anyone who was fortunate to see the amazing documentary on Richard Stanley’s Island Of Dr Moreau that popped up at Frightfest last year (we did), knows that in many ways the director was a visionary stopped in his tracks by ‘the system’.

Well, we’ll now get the chance to see Stanley in all his glory as Brightspark plan a 25th anniversary DVD/Blu-ray release of the helmer’s cult classic Hardware on February 23.

Billed as a collector’s edition and featuring art cards courtesy of 2000AD’s Clint Langley, Hardware is a true post-apocalyptic treat, starring the likes of Dylan McDermott, John Lynch and Iggy Pop.

Here’s the synopsis:

Radiation clouds choke the sky and over-crowded mega-cities threaten to dissolve into madness. A wandering junk merchant finds the remains of a defunct robot and sells them to Mo, also a nomad, who buys them for his urban artist girlfriend named Jill to use in her work. But he doesn’t know the robot is a self-regenerating prototype, a military drone intended to control the exploding population utilizing indiscriminate, gruesome murder. Trapped, alone in her apartment and spied on by her perverted neighbor, Jill must battle to survive against a relentless killing machine re-built from her own possessions and which will stop at nothing to tear her apart.”



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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle