We’ve got some movie release news for you today dear readers, with the release date of the 1999 movie, Stigmata.

Eureka Entertainment announced they are releasing Stigmata, the visually stunning, intelligent supernatural horror starring Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne & Jonathan Pryce, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a Dual Format edition on 17 October 2016.

The movie tells the story of Frankie Paige (Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette, True Romance, Boyhood), a young hairdresser from Pittsburgh, who begins to suffer the stigmata – a physical manifestation of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion wounds – the Vatican’s top investigator, Father Kiernan (Gabriel Byrne, Miller’s Crossing, The Usual Suspects) is sceptical of their authenticity.

Stigmata Still 07

However, as the severity of the wounds increases, Kiernan realises Frankie has become the vessel for an extraordinary and provocative message that threatens the very foundations of the Catholic Church, and now the stigmata are not the only thing threatening her life.

Also starring Jonathan Pryce in a supporting role and featuring a fantastic cutting-edge score by The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and Elia Cmíral, Stigmata is a visually stunning, intelligent supernatural horror.

Stigmata Special Features

The release of the movie for the first time on Blu-ray features a host of special features, giving you some insights into the film as well as deleted scenes and an alternative ending. Other special features on the dual format edition include:

  • 1080p High Definition transfer
  • 5.1 and uncompressed stereo soundtrack options
  • Isolated music & effects track
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Feature-length audio commentary with director Rupert Wainwright
  • Divine Rights: The Story of Stigmata
  • Deleted scenes
  • Alternate ending
  • Music Video – “Identify” By Natalie Imbruglia
  • Original theatrical trailer

Original Theatrical Trailer

Stigmata is available to pre-order now from Amazon and is released on the 17th October. Just in time for some scares over Halloween during a horror movie night, well that’s my evening sorted out.

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
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