Tuesday, August 1, 2017

THE LIFT (1983) on DVD/BD from BLUE UNDERGROUND on 10/10

THE LIFT (1983)
Limited Edition (3000) DVD/Blu-ray Combo

Label: Blue Underground
Release Date: October 10th 2017 
Region Code: Region-FREE
Rating: R
Audio: Dutch: 5.1 DTS-HD; Dutch, English: 2.0 DTS-HD / DVD: Dutch: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX; Dutch, English: Dolby Digital Stereo
Video: 1080p HD Widescreen (1.66:1) 
Director: Dick Maas
Cast: Huub Stapel, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Josine van Dalsum

A New Kind Of Horror Lurks In The Shadows Of The Lift…

There is something very wrong with the elevator in a stylish office high-rise. The passengers never end up on the floor of their choice. They end up dead! When Felix, an inquisitive repairman, investigates the faulty deathtrap, he discovers that something other than malfunctioning machinery is to blame. Some dark, distorted power has gained control of the elevator for its own evil design. After his horrifying discovery is given the shaft by the authorities, he joins a nosy female journalist to battle the unholy force inside THE LIFT!

Huub Stapel (AMSTERDAMNED) and Willeke van Ammelrooy (ANTONIA’S LINE) star in this chilling cult classic from Writer/Director Dick Maas (SAINT), who also composed the score and later helmed the 2001 English-language remake, DOWN (aka THE SHAFT). Long unavailable on U.S. home video, Blue Underground now proudly presents THE LIFT in a brand-new 2K restoration from the original negative, approved by Dick Maas!

Special Features:
- Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Dick Maas and Editor Hans van Dongen
- Going Up – Interview with Star Huub Stapel
- “Long Distance” – Short Film by Dick Maas (2003, 4 Mins.)
- Dutch Trailer
- U.S. Trailer
- Poster and Still Gallery
- BONUS Collectible Booklet with new essay by writer and filmmaker Chris Alexander

Sell Points:
- Writer/Director Dick Maas’ chilling cult classic finally arrives on U.S. Blu-ray/DVD 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 exclusively 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 (AMSTERDAMNED, DOWN, SAINT) 
- Starring Huub Stapel (AMSTERDAMNED, SAINT), Willeke van Ammerlrooy (ANTONIA’S LINE, THE LAKE HOUSE), and Josine van Dalsum (ZUS AND ZO)
- “Ingenious Black Comedy Thriller… It’s A Wonder Hitchcock Didn’t Think Of It First!” – The Seattle Times
- “Fine Suspense… Plenty Of Laughs And Thrills!” – Variety
- “Surprisingly Effective!” – TV Guide
- “A Disturbingly Plausible Idea Made Vividly Real!” – Screen International
- “Intensely Wound Suspense… Some Nicely Eerie Set Pieces And Effective Shocks!” - Moria