SEVERIN’S APRIL BRINGS
OF ‘80s EUROCULT SCI-FI CLASSICS!
On April 25th, Severin Films delivers Worldwide Blu-ray premieres of two of the most infamous titles in ‘80s EuroCult Sci-Fi with ALIEN FROM THE ABYSS, directed by Antonio Margheriti, and the Restored Director’s Cut of EXTRA TERRESTRIAL VISITORS from writer/director Juan Piquer Simón. Both 4K restorations also include the U.S. debuts of long-form documentaries on their respective filmmakers.
ALIEN FROM THE ABYSS (1989)
For one of the final films of his legendary career, director Antonio Margheriti (CASTLE OF BLOOD, WAR OF THE PLANETS, CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE) headed to the Philippines to deliver “the perfect ‘80s Italian popcorn flick” (Mondo Digital): When environmental activists attempt to expose an evil corporation (led by Charles Napier of SUPERVIXENS and RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II fame) dumping nuclear waste into the local volcano, they’ll instead discover graphic gore, exploding miniatures and a rampaging full-scale kaiju-style creature that remains “one of the most bizarre-looking monsters ever created” (The Bloody Pit of Horror). Luciano Pigozzi (STRIKE COMMANDO) co-stars in “a helluva entertaining monster movie” (Schmollywood Babylon) written by Tito Carpi (RAIDERS OF ATLANTIS), now scanned in 4K from the original negative with Special Features that include the North American premiere of the 2013 documentary on Margheriti directed by his son Edoardo.
- From The Center Of The Earth – Interview With Edoardo Margheriti
- THE OUTSIDER – THE CINEMA OF ANTONIO MARGHERITI
- Son Of The Outsider – Interview With THE OUTSIDER Director Edoardo Margheriti
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: English Mono, Italian Mono
Closed Captions: English SDH
EXTRA TERRESTRIAL VISITORS (1983)
From Juan Piquer Simón – the infamous writer/director of PIECES and SLUGS – comes The Restored Director’s Cut of the French/Spanish co-production that remains the most singularly screwy E.T.-influenced film in EuroCult history: When snorkel-nosed furry aliens arrive on Earth, they’ll encounter a foggy wilderness filled with sociopathic poachers, Simón’s twisted vision of what an ‘80s American rock band looks/sounds like, bizarre bursts of violence and pathos and the boy who befriends a blue-eyed extraterrestrial he names ‘Trumpy’. Discover the movie beyond MST3K, “a very, very weird film” (Through The Shattered Lens) – also known in various versions as RETURN OF E.T., THE UNEARTHLING and POD PEOPLE – now featuring a 4K scan from the 35mm negative with Special Features that include a feature-length documentary on the director.
- THE SIMON'S JIGSAW – A JOURNEY INTO THE UNIVERSE OF JUAN PIQUER SIMÓN
- A Weekend In Hell – Interview With Actor Emilio Linder
- Composing The Cosmos – Interview With Soundtrack Composer Librado Pastor
- A Private Concert From Librado Pastor
- Alternate POD PEOPLE Opening Credits
- BONUS DISC: Soundtrack CD Single
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: English Mono, Spanish Mono
Closed Captions: English SDH