Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Blue Underground detail their 2K restoration of Bob Clark's DEATHDREAM (1974)

Blue Underground have announced the final details for their 2K restoration of Bob Clark's DEATHDREAM (aka DEAD OF NIGHT). The Deluxe Limited Edition of Bob Clark's critically-acclaimed zombie shocker will be unleashed on Blu-ray November 28th! This version is the longest version available, including a longer ending not included on the original Blue Underground DVD release, plus loads of new extras!  


DEATHDREAM (1974) 

Label: Blue Underground 
Region Code: Region-FREE
Video: 1080P HD Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio: English DTS-HD MA Mono  with Optional English SDH, French, Spanish Subtitles
Director: Bob Clark 
Cast: John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Richard Backus 

SOMETHING UNSPEAKABLE HAS COME HOME

In this shattering variation on “The Monkey’s Paw,” grief-stricken suburban parents (Academy Award® nominees John Marley of THE GODFATHER and Lynn Carlin of FACES) refuse to accept the news that their son Andy (Richard Backus) has been killed in Vietnam. But when Andy returns home soon after, something may be horribly wrong: Andy is alive and well… or is he? Produced and directed by Bob Clark (BLACK CHRISTMAS) and written by Alan Ormsby (DERANGED), DEATHDREAM was one of the very first films to confront the domestic ravages of the Vietnam War. More than forty years later, it remains one of the most chilling horror films of all time.

DEATHDREAM was released under several different titles, including DEAD OF NIGHT, THE NIGHT WALK and THE NIGHT ANDY CAME HOME, and marked the grisly debut of gore effects legend Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD). Blue Underground is proud to present this acclaimed zombie shocker in a new 2K restoration from the 35mm negative in its most complete version ever, along with original and brand-new Extras exclusive to this release!

Special Features:  
- Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director Bob Clark
- Audio Commentary #2 with Writer/Make-Up Artist (Uncredited) Alan Ormsby
- NEW! A Recollection With Star Anya Liffey and Writer/Make-Up Artist Alan Ormsby
- NEW! Notes For A Homecoming – Interview with Composer Carl Zittrer
- NEW! Flying Down To Brooksville – Interview with Production Manager John ‘Bud’ Cardos
- Tom Savini: The Early Years
- Deathdreaming – Interview with Star Richard Backus
- Alternate Opening Titles
- Theatrical Trailer
- NEW! Expanded Still Galleries
- NEW! Alan Ormsby Student Film
- BONUS Collectable Booklet with new essay by critic Travis Crawford (First Pressing Only!)
- WORLD PREMIERE of brand new 2K restoration from the 35mm negative in its most complete version ever!
- EXCLUSIVE LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION includes Blu-ray, DVD, bonus collectable booklet, reversible "Dead of Night" artwork, and special packaging




VOYEURISM, VIOLENCE AND GIALLO VIXENS – 'WATCH ME WHEN I KILL' (1977) ARRIVES ON UK BLU-RAY OCTOBER 23RD!

WATCH ME WHEN I KILL (1977) 

Label: 88 Films

Release Date: October 23rd 2017
Region Code: B
Audio: English and Italian Dual Mono LPCM 2.0 with Optional English Subtitles 
Video: 1080p HD Widescreen (1.85:1)
Duration: 95 mins approx
Director: Antonio Bido

The Italian Collection continues with the release of one of the most underrated Italian shockers ever to slash its way onto celluloid!
RUGBY, UK: Few fans of the golden age of Italian gore could have predicted that a comparative obscurity such as WATCH ME WHEN I KILL (1977) might still be remembered forty years after its initial release. Yet it is a testament to this terror title’s enduring images of perversion, plasma-spillage and potent murder-mystery hijinks that it is now remastered in a gorgeous new 4k HD scan by 88 Films and given the bells and whistles treatment! Building up a sizeable fanbase over the decades –understandably adamant that director Antonio Bido (famous for his similarly stylish sickie THE BLOODSTAINED SHADOW) deserves his rightful place in the pantheon of all time giallo-director greats - WATCH ME WHEN I KILL is a captivating carnage-packed classic that deserves your immediate attention. Far from being an Argento-lite epic of black-gloved brutality, Bido’s brilliance shines through from every moment of this masterly controlled chiller.


When a pharmacist is slaughtered, the culprit believes he has been spotted by a rogue female onlooker. Naturally she is soon pegged as his next victim… but her life depends on identifying him before he tracks her down – and with the smell of her sweat leaving a few too many nods to her whereabouts, the heat is more definitely on! With a twisted - and consistently twisting - tale of post-war guilt, not to mention a sophisticated (if ever-so-slightly sleazy) Agatha Christie-style whodunit narrative, WATCH ME WHEN I KILL has never been given its proper due on home video, least of all in the UK. Consistently retitled and re-released, this fright-filled masterwork is now ready to entertain and entice a whole new generation of fear-fans – thanks to the giallo-lovers at 88 Films, who are happy to offer horror-hounds a truly tempting package of blood-splattered excellence!

Arriving on UK Blu-ray complete with a fresh 4k scan, WATCH ME WHEN I KILL also boasts two short films from Antonio Bido that, to this day, have been rarely exposed to the public – and 88 Films is also thrilled to present a brand new interview with academic Mikel Koven, of the University of Worcester, who penned the essential giallo tome LA DOLCE MORTE. For die-hard lovers of lacerating Italian esotericism, 88 Films offers a limited wraparound slip – highlighting the original art work from its initial bow in cinemas throughout Rome and Milan – and a collector’s booklet by Dr. Calum Waddell. It all adds up to a sinisterly superb release – as only 88 Films can provide!


SPECIAL FEATURES
- New 4K Transfer from the original negative
- Uncompressed English LPCM Mono
- Uncompressed Italian LPCM Mono with newly translated English Subtitles
- Danza Macabra and Mendelsson in Judischen Museum, Berlin, 2 Short Films by Director Antonio Bido
- Interview with Academic, Mikel Coven
- Trailer

WATCH ME WHEN I KILL is available to pre-order now, priced £14.99 from 88 Films direct: https://88-films.myshopify.com/collections/pre-orders/products/watch-me-when-i-kill-the-italian-collection-38?variant=43606253571


ABOUT US:

88 Films has long become the favoured British distributor for those who like unpretentious and apologetically outrageous entertainment. From remastering a number of forgotten frighteners in crisp HD for the 88 ‘Slasher Classics’ range to bringing the best of Italian horror back to the mainstream, and even re-introducing Hong Kong genre mania back to the country’s shelves, our ambition is to continue to create a world of high quality shock and awe for paracinema-addicts across the world to collect and cherish!

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER POWERHOUSE/INDICATOR RELEASES!

UK distributor POWERHOUSE FILMS/INDICATOR has only recently popped up on my radar, but they're quite an outfit, releasing some great genre titles with loads of extras - releases that have been released on Blu-ray here in the U.S. but what we have is bare bones with few if any extras - which makes this is label you should be looking into, add to the mix that their releases seem to be region-free! 

Here's a listing of the announced October and November titles, of particular interest to me is the horror-anthology TORTURE GARDEN which has some extras, as where the recent Mill Creek release was bare of extras, looking forward to the Kim Newman interview on this one, in addition to one with director Freddie Francis, plus we get two versions of the film! 



10 RILLINGTON PLACE (1971) (Region-Free Blu-ray) 

Label: Powerhouse Films/Indicator
Director: Richard Fleischer
BBFC cert: 15 

REGION FREE 
Release Date: October 2nd 2017 

This classic British chiller is the horrifying true story of serial killer John Christie, played to unnerving effect by Richard Attenborough. When Timothy Evans (John Hurt) and his wife (Judy Geeson) rent a tiny room in Christie’s terraced house, they are unaware that they have sealed their fates and that they will fall foul of Christie's perverse and murderous scheme. 
Shot in the original street where Christie's crimes were perpetrated, Richard Fleischer's stark, unsensational depiction uses exteriors from the actual house as part of its grim recreation of the events.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: 
• 4K restoration 
• Audio commentary with actress Judy Geeson and film historians Lem Dobbs and Nick Redman 
• Audio commentary with acclaimed actor John Hurt 
• Introduction by Sir Richard Attenborough (2 mins): an appreciation by the great actor 
• Interview with Sir Richard Attenborough (20 mins): Attenborough discusses many aspects of the film 
• Being Beryl (2016, 22 mins): new interview with Judy Geeson 
• Isolated score track 
• Image gallery: promotional photography 
• Original theatrical trailer 
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

BODY DOUBLE (1984) (Region-Free Blu-ray) 

Label: Powerhouse Films/Indicator 
Director: Brian De Palma
BBFC cert: 18 
REGION FREE 
Release Date: October 2nd 2017 

YOU CAN’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE.

Brian De Palma 
The Modern Master of Suspense, 
Invites you to witness 
A Seduction. 
A Mystery. 
A Murder.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES 
• 4K restoration 
• Original stereo audio 
• Alternative 5.1 surround sound track 
• Craig Wasson Interview (1984, 8 mins): archival NBC interview conducted by Bobbie Wygant 
• Pure Cinema (2015, 38 mins): extensive interview with first assistant director Joe Napolitano 
• The Seduction (2002, 17 mins): De Palma discusses the first treatment of the script 
• The Setup (2002, 17 mins): an examination of the plot 
• The Mystery (2002, 12 mins): Melanie Griffith discusses her nude scenes and De Palma's shyness 
• The Controversy (2002, 6 mins): cast and crew discuss the film's critical reception 
• Isolated score: experience Pino Donaggio’s original soundtrack music 
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography 
• Original theatrical trailer 
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

CHRISTINE (1983) (Region-Free Blu-ray) 

Label: Powerhouse Films/Indicator
Director: John Carpenter, 1983)  
BBFC cert: 18 
REGION FREE
Release Date: October 2nd 2017

HOW DO YOU KILL SOMETHING THAT CAN’T POSSIBLY BE ALIVE?

She was born bad. Plain and simple. 
Somewhere deep on a darkened assembly line. 
Christine. A ’58 Plymouth Fury possessed by Hell. 
She’s taken control of her teenage owner, Arnie. 
Her previous owner is not alive to warn him. 
And now she’s steering straight for 
the one person in her way. 
Arnie’s girlfriend, Leigh. 
The other woman.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES 
• 2K restoration 
• Original stereo audio 
• Alternative 5.1 surround sound track 
• Audio commentary with director John Carpenter and actor Keith Gordon 
• Christine: Ignition, Fast and Furious & Finish Line (2003, 48 mins): three-part ‘making of’ documentary, featuring interviews with cast and crew, including John Carpenter and Keith Gordon 
• Deleted scenes (26 mins): twenty-one sequences which never made the final cut 
• Isolated score: experience John Carpenter’s original soundtrack music 
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography 
• Theatrical trailers 
• TV spots 
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

FRAGMENT OF FEAR (1970) (Limited Edition Blu-ray) 

Director: Richard C. Sarafian 
BBFC cert: 15 
REGION FREE 
Release Date: October 23rd 2017 
Limited Blu-ray Edition (World Blu-ray premiere)

Based on the novel A Fragment of Fear by former M15 spy John Bingham, 7th Baron Clanmorris, this stylish cine-trip from Vanishing Point director Richard C. Sarafian features David Hemmings and Gayle Hunnicutt (then real-life husband and wife) falling into a waking nightmare of murder, mystery and paranoia.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: 
• High Definition remaster 
• Original mono audio 
• The Writer as Auteur (2017, 14 mins): David Kipen on screenwriter Paul Dehn 
• Interview with assistant director William P. Cartlidge (2017, tbc mins) 
• 5 x Radio spots 
• Original theatrical trailer 
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography 
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Johnny Mains, extracts from a previously unpublished interview with composer Johnny Harris, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film 
• World premiere on Blu-ray 
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies 
• More TBC



TORTURE GARDEN (1967)(Limited Edition Blu-ray) 

Label: Powerhouse Films/Indicator 
Director: Freddie Francis
BBFC cert: 12 
REGION FREE 
Release Date: October 23rd 2017 
Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)

From Hammer-rival Amicus Productions comes this horror anthology penned by Robert Bloch (author of Psycho) and directed by the great British cinematographer Freddie Francis. Genre legend Peter Cushing stars alongside Jack Palance and Burgess Meredith in an omnibus of chilling and gruesome stories, inspired by E.C. Comics' Tales from the Crypt comic-book series of the 1950s.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: 
• High Definition remaster 
• Original mono audio 
• Two presentations of the film: the original theatrical 93-minute cut, and the extended 100-minute TV cut 
• The Guardian Interview with Freddie Francis (1995, tbc mins) 
• Ramsey Campbell on Robert Bloch (2017, tbc mins) 
• Interview with Fiona Subotsky (2017, tbc mins) 
• Kim Newman on Torture Garden (2017, tbc mins) 
• Original theatrical trailer 
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography 
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Laura Mayne, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film 
• UK premiere on Blu-ray 
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies 
• More TBC

HAMMER VOLUME ONE: FEAR WARNING! (1963-965) 
(Region-Free Blu-ray) 

Label: Powerhouse Films/Indicator 
Directors: MANIAC (Michael Carreras, 1963), THE GORGON (Terence Fisher, 1964), THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB (Michael Carreras, 1964), FANATIC (Silvio Narizzano, 1965) 
Release Date: October 30th 2017 
BBFC cert: 15 
REGION FREE 
Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premieres)

Four classics from Hammer, each presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Whether it's a mad man brandishing a welding torch, a mythical monster who's looks can kill, an ancient royal with diabolical powers, or a mad woman wielding a pair of scissors, this set has something to unease everybody. Containing a wealth of new and exclusive extra features – including title-specific documentaries, cast and crew interviews, expert appreciations, introductions and more – this stunning Blu-ray-only Limited Edition box set is published in a horribly limited, numbered edition of 6,000 units.






INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: 
• HD restorations of all four films 
• Original Mono audio 
• All-new documentaries exploring aspects of each film 
• The Gorgon audio commentary with Daughters of Darkness’ Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger 
• The Gorgon introduction by actor and filmmaker Matthew Holness 
• New interviews with actors Barbara Shelley and Mike McStay 
• New interviews with cameramen Michael Reed and Douglas Milsome 
• Playwright Matthew Lombardo on Tallulah Bankhead and Fanatic 
• Hammer’s Women – an exclusive series of filmed appreciations of Nadia Gray, Barbara Shelley, Jeanne Roland and Tallulah Bankhead 
• Original trailers and promotional films 
• Promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials 
• Four box set exclusive booklets with new essays, contemporary reviews, historic articles, and full film credits 
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 
• UK premieres on Blu-ray 
• Limited edition box set of 6,000 copies 
...AND MORE!


THE WONDERFUL WORLDS OF RAY HARRYHAUSEN, VOLUME TWO: 1961-1964
Region-Free Dual Format Edition 

Label: Powerhouse Films/Indicator
Director: MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (Cy Endfield, 1961), JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (Don Chaffey, 1963), FIRST MEN IN THE MOON (Nathan Juran, 1964)
Release Date: November 13th 2017 
BBFC cert: PG 

REGION FREE 
Limited Dual Format Edition 

These all-time classic adventures, each featuring pioneering special effects by filmmaking legend Ray Harryhausen, are presented here in stunning restorations. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including audio commentaries with the great Ray Harryhausen himself, a Jason and the Argonauts commentary with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, new interviews with SFX maestro Hal Hickel and genre-film expert Kim Newman – this ravishing Limited Dual Format Edition Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 units.





INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: 
• 4K restorations of Jason and the Argonauts and First Men in the Moon from the original camera negatives 
• 2K restoration of Mysterious Island from the original camera negative 
• Mono and 5.1 surround sound audio options 
• Ray Harryhausen audio commentaries 
• Additional Mysterious Island audio commentary with film historians Randall William Cook, C. Courtney Joyner and Steven C. Smith 
• Additional Jason and the Argonauts audio commentary with filmmaker Peter Jackson and Randall William Cook 
• 'Jason and the Argonauts' Original Skeleton Fight Storyboards 
• Ray Harryhausen on 'Mysterious Island' 
• Hal Hickel on 'Mysterious Island' (2017): new interview with the special effects maestro 
• Kim Newman on 'Mysterious Island' (2017): new appreciation by the author and genre-film expert 
• Islands of Mystery: vintage featurette 
• Randall William Cook Introduces 'First Men in the Moon' 
• Tomorrow the Moon: vintage featurette 
• New and exclusive interviews with crew members, including camera assistant Ray Andrew (Mysterious Island) and production manager Ted Wallis (First Men in the Moon) 
• Back to Mysterious Island comic-book 
• Archival documentaries and interviews 
• Super 8 versions of Mysterious Island and Jason and the Argonauts 
• Isolated scores: experience the music of Bernard Herrmann (Mysterious Island) and Laurie Johnson (First Men in the Moon) 
• Original trailers, teasers, TV spots and promotional films 
• John Landis trailer commentary for First Men in the Moon 
• Image galleries: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials 
• Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with new essays by film experts Kim Newman and Tim Lucas, an in-depth oral history of all three films, and full film credits 
• UK Blu-ray premieres of Mysterious Island and First Men in the Moon 
• Limited Dual Format Edition Box Set of 6,000 numbered units 
...AND MORE!


EYES OF LAURA MARS (1978)
(Region-Free Limited Edition Blu-ray) 

Label: Powerhouse Films/Indicator
Director: Irvin Kershner 
BBFC cert: 15 

REGION FREE
Release Date: November 20th 2017
Limited Blu-ray Edition (World Blu-ray premiere)

Irvin Kershner’s stylish, violent cult thriller – from an original screenplay by John Carpenter – stars iconic star Faye Dunaway as glamorous fashion photographer Laura Mars, who begins to experience horrific visions when she ‘sees’ a series of brutal murders as they happen.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: 
• High Definition remaster 
• Original mono audio 
• Audio commentary with director Irvin Kershner 
• Making of documentary (1978, 7 mins) 
• Eyes on Laura Mars (1999, 8 mins): on-set photography with commentary 
• Original theatrical trailer 
• David DeCoteau trailer commentary (2013, 4 mins): a short critical appreciation 
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography 
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Rebecca Nicole Williams, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film 
• World premiere on Blu-ray 
• Limited Blu-ray Edition of 3,000 copies 
• More TBC


WOLF (1994) 
(Region Free Limited Edition Blu-ray) 

Label: Powerhouse Films/Indicator
Director: Mike Nichols
BBFC cert: 15 

REGION FREE 
Release Date: November 20th 2017 

Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)

Director Mike Nichols’ thrilling modern-day werewolf movie boasts a stellar cast, including Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer and James Spader, and presents itself as a witty and inventive hybrid of horror film, romantic thriller and biting satire about male anxiety and office politics, where the real monster is corporate greed.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: 
• High Definition remaster 
• Stereo audio 
• 5.1 surround sound track 
• The Beast Inside: Creating ‘Wolf’ (2017, 54 mins): a new documentary on the making of the film with new interviews from SFX legend Rick Baker, screenwriter Wesley Strick and producer Douglas Wick 
• Never-before-seen archival interviews with actors Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader and Kate Nelligan 
• Never-before-seen archival interviews with director Mike Nichols, producer Douglas Wick and writer Jim Harrison 
• Never-before-seen archival interviews with SFX maestro Rick Baker and production designer Bo Welch 
• B-roll footage 
• Original theatrical trailer 
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography 
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Brad Stevens, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film 
• UK premiere on Blu-ray 
• Limited Blu-ray Edition of 3,000 copies 
• More TBC


MVD Rewind Collection debuts this December with DOA and Killer Tomatoes


MVD Entertainment Group Debuts the 
MVD REWIND COLLECTION With Collector's Sets Of 
"D.O.A.: A Right Of Passage" and "Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes"

MVD Entertainment Group is proud to announce the launch of the "MVD Rewind Collection" series celebrating "cult classics and more from the video store" in special edition Blu-ray + DVD collector's sets loaded with special features.

Scheduled to debut December 2017, the MVD Rewind Collection will launch with special editions of the never-before-released-on-disc punk rock doc classic D.O.A.: A Right of Passage along with Attack of The Killer Tomatoes on two-disc collector's sets.

MVD Rewind Collection #1 coming on December 8, 2017...

D.O.A.: A RIGHT OF PASSAGE 
2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD

Duration: 95 Minutes 
Video: 1080p HD Full Frame
Audio: Mono 

D.O.A.: A Right of Passage is the ground-breaking classic "rockumentary" about the origin of punk rock. Centered around the Sex Pistols 1978 tour of the United States which ended with the group breaking up, the tour was the only one the Pistols played in the United States.

Director Lech Kowalski (East of Paradise) followed the band with handheld cameras through the clubs and bars of their seven-city U.S. tour. Mixing this with footage of other contemporary bands, trends in the fashion capitals and punks of all shapes and colors, Kowalski captured a grainy, stained snapshot of the punk movement at its peak (which includes the now famous footage of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen in bed) along with rare interview and concert footage of the late seventies punk rock music scene. 

With live performances by the Sex Pistols, The Dead Boys, Generation X (with Billy Idol), The Rich Kids, the X-Ray Spex, and Sham 69, along with additional music from The Clash and Iggy Pop, this iconic documentary is now available for the first time ever on home video in this 2-Disc set!

SPECIAL FEATURES
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the main feature.
- Original 2.0 Mono Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- "Dead On Arrival: The Punk Documentary That Almost Never Was" - A feature length documentary about the making of D.O.A. A Rite of Passage produced by award-winning filmmaker (and former MTV Senior Producer) Richard Schenkman and featuring exclusive new interviews with PUNK magazine founder and Ramones cover-artist John Holmstrom, renowned music journalist Chris Salewicz, legendary photographer Roberta Bayley, Sex Pistols' historian Mick O'Shea, former Rich Kid guitarist and Ultravox lead singer Midge Ure, and original D.O.A. crew members David King, Mary Killen, Rufus Standefer, plus never-before-seen interview footage of Pistols founder, Malcolm McLaren. (HD)
- 12 page booklet with liner notes written by John Holmstrom, founding editor of PUNK Magazine
- Reversible artwork
- Rare Sex Pistols Photo Gallery
- 2-Sided Poster included
- Original Theatrical Trailer (3:48, SD)
- D.O.A.: A RIGHT OF PASSAGE
- 95 Minutes

MVD Rewind Collection #2 coming on January 23, 2018...

ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES (1978) 
2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD

Duration: 87 Minutes
Video: 1080p HD Widescreen (1.85:1) 
Audio: English LPCM Mono
UFOs! Bigfoot! Communists! The government has swiftly dealt with many a crisis... But can it survive the diabolical ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES? 

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the supermarket, you're face to face with terror so bold, so frightening it has never been seen on-screen before or since (not until the sequel, anyway). 

After a series of bizarre and increasingly horrific attacks from pulpy, red, seeded fruit, Mason Dixon (David Miller) finds himself leading a "crack" team of specialists to save the planet. But will they be quick enough to save everyone? To save you?  

You can't run! You can't swim! There's nowhere to hide! 

The killer tomatoes are everywhere!

SPECIAL FEATURES
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of film (1.85:1)
- Original 2.0 Mono Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Audio commentary from writer/director John DeBello, writer/co-star Steve Peace and "creator" Costa Dillon
- Deleted scenes (SD)
SIX EXCLUSIVE FEATURETTES:
- "Legacy of a Legend" (14:13, SD) is a collection of interviews, including comments from John DeBello, Costa Dillon, film critic Kevin Thomas, fans Kevin Sharp and Bruce Vilanch, future Tomatoes mainstay John Astin and actors Steve Peace, Jack Riley, and D.J. Sullivan
- "Crash and Burn" (3:40, SD) is a discussion about the famous helicopter crash that could have killed everyone because the pilot was late on his cue
- "Famous Foul" (2:21, SD) is about the San Diego Chicken and his role in the climatic tomato stomping ending
- "Killer Tomatomania" (4:33, SD) is a smattering of interviews with random people on the streets of Hollywood about the movie
- "Where Are They Now?" (2:51, SD) fills viewers in on what the cast and crew have been up to over the past couple of decades
- "We Told You So!" (3:07, SD) takes a hard-hitting look at the conspiracy of silence surrounding the real-life horror of killer tomatoes
- "Do They Accept Traveler's Checks in Babusuland" (the original 8mm short that inspired Attack of the Killer Tomatoes) (with optional audio commentary) (SD)
- Original theatrical trailer (SD)
- Radio spots
- Collectible poster

 The MVD Rewind Collection is the brainchild of MVD Entertainment Group's Eric D. Wilkinson and the home entertainment team. Wilkinson not only manages acquisitions for MVD, but is also personally overseeing this new line of product for the company...

"Having spent the last year curating and pouring over every last excruciating detail of these releases, I'm really excited to share these with fellow collectors. Most of these will be on Blu-ray disc for the first time here in North America and some of these (like D.O.A.) have never been released on any format. Each of these numbered collector's edition sets will include plenty bonus material and supplemental features. Our plan here at MVD is to approach the "Rewind Collection" not just as packaged media releases, but also like the popular, collectible trend category. With video stores being a relic of the past, collectors are building their own libraries and are now basically turning their basements into their own, personal video stores. Our goal is to create something that you can display right alongside your action figures, posters, figurines and collectibles. We intend to use original artwork (either the theatrical or original VHS key art) on all of our releases whenever possible (unless it's really, really bad). Each release with have a limited-edition slipcover that will have a stylized, weathered look as if it's been sitting on a video store shelf for years, complete with wear and tear, stickers and more. In addition, our titles will include a four-fold mini poster of the cover art on the inside too. Most collectors like me, attend cons, autograph shows or horror conventions and it's nice to have a frame-ready poster to get signed. Some of our releases will include reversible artwork; some may have booklets with liner notes along other collectible goodies. And the MVD Rewind Collection isn't just focusing on one genre. The MVD Rewind collection will encompass ALL genres. If its "classic" (and I can get it) we'll try to put it out! I'm a dedicated collector of movies on disc, with over 8,000 plus discs in my collection and I want collectors to know that the MVD Rewind Collection Blu-ray + DVD sets are being overseen by a collector and I will do my best to create the kind of releases you will look forward to adding to your collection every month."



HAIL SATAN! Drive-in shocker THE DEVIL'S RAIN (1975) arrives on Blu-ray from SEVERIN FILMS!

THE DEVIL'S RAIN (1975) 

1500 Strictly Limited Numbered Slipcase Available
First HD Release Oozing With New Extras!

One Of The Most Notorious Drive-In Shockers Of The ‘70s

Now Restored In HD For The First Time Ever!

Severin Films invites you to spend your Halloween chanting “Hail Satan!” as they bring THE DEVIL’S RAIN pouring down onto home theater screens across North America, soaking horror fans in the wet, heavy bile excreted by the Devil himself! Each copy of the movie comes with reversible cover art and limited, numbered edition slipcase (only 1500 units) with alternate artwork are be available exclusively from the Severin webstore.

Take an all-star cast – including William Shatner, Ernest Borgnine, Eddie Albert, Keenan Wynn, Tom Skerritt, Ida Lupino and even John Travolta in his movie debut – at their most hellishly over-the- top. Add one of the most visually inventive filmmakers of the era – director Robert Fuest, of THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES fame – and thrust them into an insane tale of rural occult carnage, featuring Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey as Technical Advisor. Watch in infernal awe as it all hurtles towards the most eye-popping, flesh-melting finale in grindhouse history. Now experience this devilishly infamous classic as you’ve never seen or heard it before, restored in HD for the first time ever and oozing with all-new Extras approved by Lucifer himself!

In addition to this devilish release of the film, Severin has also collaborated with the Church of Satan and it’s merchandising operation iSatanist to produce a stylish pendant necklace recreating the stained glass window from the church seen in the film, available at the Severin Films store or as part of the Prince Of The Abyss bundle.

Pre-Order Available Now!

Prince of the Abyss Bundle Blu With Limited Slip Case & Pendant - $33.00
Devil's Rain Blu with Limited Slip Case - $23.99
Devil's Rain Blu + Pendant - $31.00
Devil's Rain Blu only - $19.99
Devil's Rain DVD - $17.99
Devil's Rain Corbus Pendant - $13.00

*Limited Edition (1,500) slipcase available only through www.Severin-Films.com





Special Features:
- Audio Commentary With Director Robert Fuest
- Confessions Of Tom - Interview With Actor Tom Skerritt
- The Devil's Makeup - Interview With Special FX Artist Tom Burman
- 1975 Archive Interview With Actor William Shatner
- First Stop Durango - Interview With Script Supervisor Ana Maria Quintana
- Consulting with the Devil - A Conversation with the High Priest & High Priestess of the Church of Satan
- Hail Satan! - Interview With Anton LaVey Biographer Blanche Barton
- Filmmaker / Horror Collector Daniel Roebuck On The Devil's Rain
- On Set Polaroid Gallery Of Script Supervisor Ana Maria Quintana Accompanied By Radio Spots
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Poster/Still Gallery

Corbis Pendant (Front)

Corbis Pendant (Back)