Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DOWN (2001) (aka THE SHAFT) on DVD/BD from BLUE UNDERGROUND 10/10

DOWN (2001)(aka THE SHAFT
Limited Edition (3000) DVD/Blu-ray Combo 

Label: Blue Underground
Release Date: October 10th 2017
Rating:  R
Duration: 111 Minutes
Audio: English, French: 5.1 DTS-HD; English, French: Dolby Digital Stereo / DVD: English, French: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX; English, French: Dolby Digital Stereo
Video: 1080p HD Widescreen (2.35:1) 
Director: Dick Maas
Cast: James Marshall, Naomi Watts, Eric Thal, Michael Ironside, Edward Herrmann, Dan Hedaya, Ron Perlman
 
You May Want to Take the Stairs…

When the express elevators in New York City’s 102-story Millennium Building start to malfunction, elevator mechanics Mark (James Marshall of TWIN PEAKS) and Jeff (Eric Thal of THE PUPPET MASTERS) are sent to find the cause. After a series of gruesome and deadly “accidents” occur, Mark joins forces with spunky reporter Jennifer (Naomi Watts of THE RING), who’s on the hunt for a juicy story. As the death toll rises and the building is sealed off amid claims of terrorism, Mark and Jennifer attempt to unravel the horrifying secret behind the mysterious behavior of the bloodthirsty lift before it takes them – and the entire city – DOWN!  

Michael Ironside (SCANNERS), Edward Herrmann (THE LOST BOYS), Dan Hedaya (COMMANDO), and Ron Perlman (HELLBOY) co-star in this big-budget remake of THE LIFT helmed by original Writer/Director Dick Maas (AMSTERDAMNED). Previously released on home video in a cropped full-frame transfer as THE SHAFT, Blue Underground is now proud to present DOWN in a brand-new widescreen 2K restoration from the original negative, approved by Dick Maas!

Special Features: 
- Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Dick Maas and Stunt Coordinator Willem de Beukelaer
- The Making of DOWN
- Behind-the-Scenes Footage [Blu-ray Exclusive]
- Theatrical Trailer
- Teaser Trailers
- Poster and Still Gallery
- BONUS Collectible Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold

Sell Points:
- Writer/Director Dick Maas’ big-budget remake of THE LIFT finally arrives on U.S. home video in widescreen for the first time ever!
- WORLD PREMIERE of brand new 2K restoration from the original negative approved by Dick Maas
- Blu-ray features Full 1080p HD Resolution and DTS-HD Master Audio for the ultimate home theater experience
- Exclusive Limited Collector’s Edition includes Blu-ray, DVD, bonus collectable booklet, reversible sleeve, and special packaging
- Exciting NEW Extras produced for this release
- Extensive online exposure on top websites, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Rue Morgue, Blu-ray.com, and many more
- National print advertising
- From acclaimed Writer/Director Dick Maas (THE LIFT, AMSTERDAMNED, SAINT) 
- Features an all-star cast, including Naomi Watts (KING KONG, THE RING, MULHOLLAND DR.), James Marshall (TWIN PEAKS, GLADIATOR), Eric Thal (THE PUPPET MASTERS, A STRANGER AMONG US), Michael Ironside (SCANNERS, TOTAL RECALL), Edward Herrmann (THE LOST BOYS, TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN), Dan Hedaya (COMMANDO, 
- “Maas Delivers Fun Horror Moments, Including a Spectacular Elevator Door Decapitation and a Bird’s-Eye P.O.V. of a Character’s Leap Off the Observation Deck!” – Digitally Obsessed

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