Vinegar Syndrome

The Severed Arm

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This listing is for the standard edition Blu-ray. The limited edition slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) was limited to 4,000 units and is sold out. The two versions are identical, aside from the slipcover.

While camping, a group of friends become trapped in a cave. Desperate and starving, they draw straws to decide which one should suffer the severing of his arm so that the others can eat. But no sooner than making this fateful amputation, they're rescued, though their unfortunate victim has been driven hopelessly mad by the experience. Years later, the survivors have all moved on with their lives, that is until someone with a very sharp axe to grind begins stalking them and chopping off their arms, one by one...

A drive-in and home video staple, thanks in large part to a notorious title and insane concept, Tom Alderman's THE SEVERED ARM is a stylish and atmospheric murder mystery/proto-slasher. Co-starring Deborah Walley (Beach Blanket Bingo), Marvin Kaplan (Wild at Heart) and Vince Martorano (The Candy Snatchers) and featuring expectedly excellent cinematography by Robert Maxwell (Blood Mania, The Centerfold Girls), Vinegar Syndrome brings THE SEVERED ARM to disc, fully uncut and in its very first authorized edition, from a brand new 4K scan of its original 35mm camera negative.

directed by: Tom Alderman
starring: Deborah Walley, Marvin Kaplan, Vince Martorano
1973 / 89 min / 1.85:1 / English Mono

Additional info:

  • Region A Blu-ray
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
  • “Severing the Past” - an interview with actor Vince Martorano
  • “A Cut Above the Rest” - an interview with producer Gary Adelman
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • SDH English subtitles