Wednesday, July 25, 2012

'Re-Animator' Receives Blu-ray Treatment!

“One of the greatest horror movies ever made.”
-Entertainment Weekly

RE-ANIMATOR COMES TO LIFE
ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - July 25, 2012 - On September 4th, Image Entertainment resurrects one of the greatest horror films ever made with the Blu-ray™ debut of Stuart Gordon’s cult classic H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator. Presented in a brand-new 1080p HD transfer approved by producer Brian Yuzna, the 1985 shocker was ranked #32 of 50 on EW’s “Top 50 Cult Films,” inspired two sequels as well as an award-winning stage musical!

Featuring high-resolution DTS-HD audio and packed with bonus features, the Re-Animator Blu-ray™ hits retail with an SRP of $17.97. Also available on DVD for an SRP of $9.98. Pre-book for both is August 7th.

Adapted by Dennis Paoli, William J. Norris and Stuart Gordon from the H.P. Lovecraft short story, Re-Animator tells the strange tale of medical student Dan Cain (Bruce Abbot) and his girlfriend Megan Halsey (Barbara Crampton), both of them drawn to odd new student Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) who’s conducting secret experiments involving the re-animation of dead tissue. When one of the instructors, Dr. Carl Hill (David Gale), stumbles upon their activities, West murders him -- but is brought back to life, now thirsting for revenge as well as lusting after Megan. The final denouement features the re-animated Dr. Hill squaring off against Herbert and Dan in a battle royale within the school’s morgue, complete with resurrected “henchmen” and undoubtedly one of the greatest visual double entendres in all horror cinema!

Bonus features for the Re-Animator Blu-ray™ include:
Documentary: “Re-Animator Resurrectus”
Audio Commentary by Director Stuart Gordon
Audio Commentary by Producer Brian Yuzna and Actors Bruce Abbott, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and Robert Sampson Interview with Director Stuart Gordon and Producer Brian Yuzna
Interview with Writer Dennis Paoli
Interview with Composer Richard Band
Music Discussion with Composer Richard Band
Interview with Fangoria Magazine editor Tony Timpone
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Theatrical trailer
TV Spots

H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator BD
Street Date: September 4, 2012
Pre-Book: August 7, 2012
UPC #: 014381822052
Catalog: REA8220BD
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio: DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Retail Price: $17.97
Genre: Horror, Sci-fi/ Fantasy, Creature Features, 80’s, Feature Film, Cult Movies, Cult/Classic Horror, Monsters
Rating: R
Run Time: 95 minutes
Year: 1985

DVD also available:
H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator DVD
Street Date: September 4, 2012
Pre-Book: August 7, 2012
UPC #: 014381821925
Catalog: REA8219DVD
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Retail Price: $9.98
Genre: Horror, Sci-fi/ Fantasy, Creature Features, 80’s, Feature Film, Cult Movies, Cult/Classic Horror, Monsters
Rating: R
Run Time: 95 minutes
Year: 1985

3 comments:

  1. Preordered from amazon already. I lent my DVD copy to a friend a while back and it went missing. I can't wait for the opportunity to watch this classic again.

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  2. I have to ask though, aside from the picture quality improvement, what's new?

    Are their new Commentary tracks? Never-before-seen footage? What?

    I'm all for restoring movies like this, but I just wish that the new-to-old content differences would be clearly addressed.

    That said, I'll probably still get it. How I don't own 'Re-Animator' is beyond me.

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  3. How you dont own it is beyond me too, wtf dood? I have been sorely disappointed by every Horror Blu-ray I have received lately, I dont see the point, the picture res differences aren't apparent on my TV, but maybe its me and not the Blu-rays?

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