We have various releases which have gone out of print and we thought that our blog might be a good place to address what this means; how it happens and why.
A particular version of a release may go out of print for one of two reasons. The first and most simple is that a release goes out print because it is superseded by another release. This is especially true if special packaging is involved such as a SteelBook or Slipbox. Along this theme another reason might be in the case of an upgrade where an older DVD becomes redundant due to a new restoration, packaging or new special edition. This is the case with some of our releases including the first DVD of The House by the Cemetery (later re-issued from a new HD restoration), SteelBooks of Battle Royale and Zombie Flesh-Eaters as well as various Slipbox editions (all still available in the usual Arrow Video packages).