Abel Ferrara buffs should mark the 22nd of September in their diary. That's when Arrow Films will be releasing a 2 disc special edition of THE KING OF NEW YORK. On disc one, the film will be presented in an anamorphic widescreen transfer with Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo and 5.0 surround audio. There will be two commentary tracks: one from Ferrara, and a second featuring composer Joe Delia, producer Mary Kane, editor Anthony Redman and casting director Randy Sabusawa.
The second disc will include an interview with producer Augusto Caminito, a documentary looking at Ferrara's career, a making of featurette, 'The Adventures Of Schooly D: Snowboarder' documentary, 'Cinema de notre temps' documentary and two further featurettes; one on Ferrara, the other on Chris Walken. Very welcome news for admirers of this film. Let's hope other films from Ferrara's catalogue get the same treatment. I'd certainly be head of the queue for similar releases for THE ADDICTION and THE FUNERAL.