The Sender

Out on:Blu-Ray 17th June 2019

Your dreams will never be the same.

Following his Academy Award success working on Star Wars and Alien and directing two breakout short films, British newcomer Roger Christian made his feature directing debut with The Sender, a shocking psychic thriller filled with unforgettably chilling nightmare imagery.

After an unsuccessful suicide attempt, an amnesiac young man (Željko Ivanek, Hannibal) is labelled “John Doe #83” and admitted to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation. Dr Gail Farmer (Kathryn Harrold, Modern Romance) tries to establish a connection with him, but soon begins to experience frightening hallucinations. She quickly realises that the cause of these waking nightmares is none other than the mysterious John Doe, and the strange woman (Academy Award nominee Shirley Knight, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs) who visits the hospital claiming to be his mother…

Hailed by none other than Quentin Tarantino as his favourite film of 1982, and boasting an virtuoso early score by Trevor Jones (The Last Of The Mohicans), The Sender is a stylish precursor to the “rubber reality” dream-logic special effects seen in films like the A Nightmare on Elm Street series, but retains a horrific power of its own.


High Definition (1080p) Blu-Ray presentation
Original uncompressed stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by director Roger Christian
Newly-filmed interview with screenwriter Tom Baum
Newly-filmed appreciation by critic Kim Newman
Deleted scenes from the screenplay, including the original ending
Theatrical trailer
Image gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Luke Insect

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Alan Jones and an excerpt from the novelisation by Tom Baum


Director: Roger Christian
Cast: Kathryn Harrold, Željko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman

RRP: £24.99
Genre: Horror
Region coding: B
Run time: 92 mins
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Audio: 2.0 Stereo
Color: Colour
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Rating: 15
Discs: 1

Barcode: 5027035020587
Cat number: FCD1889



Arrow Video
Release date
17th June, 2019


Roger Christian