Originally released on DVD in the States by Anchor Bay and out of print for nearly a decade, Richard Franklin’s ROAD GAMES (1981) is given new life on disc thanks to Australian outfit Umbrella Entertainment. While you will still need to pay for some extra shipping to import the disc, according to Umbrella’s website this release is region free. I own their previous release of RAZORBACK and that indeed plays fine on region A players, so you should feel safe ordering this edition if you’re in the U.S.
Fangoria has unveiled the artwork, specs, and release date for the upcoming Limited Edition combo pack of Lucio Fulci’s 1982 paranormal flick, MANHATTAN BABY! Blue Underground, who previously issued the movie on DVD in 2007, will release the 3-disc set on October 25th. Discs will include a Blu-ray, a DVD, and a CD of the original soundtrack by frequent Fulci collaborator, Fabio Frizzi. According to Fangoria, the set, “sports a brand new 2K video transfer from the original, uncensored camera negative, as well as a brand new 5.1 DTS Surround sound mix.” The magazine also mentions that, “Blue Underground will be partnering with theaters around the country to give fans a chance to see the restored fright flick on the big screen.” Stay tuned for updates on theaters and dates!
Blue Underground revealed this week that they’ll be releasing the 1981 horror flick, VENOM, as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack collector’s edition. Directed by Piers Haggard (BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW), the film stars Susan George (STRAW DOGS), Oliver Reed (THE DEVILS, GLADIATOR), and Klaus Kinski (AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD), whose plan to kidnap a wealthy child from his home goes […]
Another film from legendary Italian filmmaker, Lucio Fulci, comes to Blu-ray. Blue Underground will be reissuing Fulci’s 1982 supernatural shocker, MANHATTAN BABY, as a 3-disc limited edition. Also known as EYE OF THE EVIL DEAD, the movie stars Christopher Connelly, Laura Lenzi, and Brigitta Boccoli. Synopsis is follows: A young girl on vacation in Egypt […]
This week we had the distinct pleasure to speak with the man, the myth, the legend himself, William Lustig (Maniac, Vigilante, Maniac Cop). We chat about the upcoming Blue Underground releases 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS, ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX, & THE NEW BARBARIANS. Also, we dive into Lustig’s career in film restoration and running Blue Underground; one of the best exploitation cinema distribution labels currently around.
We hope you enjoy this week’s supremely packed episode! Brad and Sean spend some time discussing Larry Cohen’s 1976 film God Told Me To (out now via Blue Underground) and Emmett Alston’s 1980 film New Year’s Evil (Out now via Scream Factory). We also go deep down a rabbit hole involving our personal experiences with religion while running down our top “Religious Themed” films.