Holy smokes! As always, the fine fiends over at Scream Factory continue to deliver the goods. For us horror completists, they are helping fill in those last gaps in the filmographies of Wes Craven and John Carpenter with Blu-Ray releases of THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW and VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED. They’ve just released the new cover art, dates and full disc specs for those titles as well as another highly anticipated release, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2! Below you’ll find all the details on each title directly from the source!
**FINAL SPECS revealed for THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW!**
After a couple of street date delays, we can finally share with you more concrete news about our upcoming Blu-ray release of Wes Craven’s underrated and thought-provoking voodoo film. We thank you for being patient.
This, of course, is a bittersweet release for us due to the passing of Mr. Craven (whom we still mourn). Originally, Craven was set to be involved in the project and the title was scheduled for Aug of last year. This had to be pushed back because of reasons we now all know.
We were then set for its new street date in Jan. However, when we saw the HD transfer that was provided to us, we were not satisfied and felt strongly that our release deserved better (it being our last Craven film). Therefore, we moved the date to 2/23 so that we could create an all-new HD transfer from the inter-positive film element. SERPENT has never looked better and we hope you will agree.
We also have some great extras lined-up which include:
• NEW audio commentary with actor Bill Pullman
• NEW The Making of The Serpent and the Rainbow featuring new interviews with actor Bill Pullman, author Wade Davis, director of photography John Lindley and special makeup effects artists Lance Anderson and David Anderson
• Original Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot
• Still Gallery
Pre-order now @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-serpent-and-the-rainbow-collector-s-edition
If you order from us directly you’ll receive a FREE 18” x 24” poster of the gorgeous new key art that was created by artist Joel Robinson.
**Street date, new art & more announced for John Carpenter’s VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED**
We have another classic Carpenter film to add to our already robust collection of the master’s work: 1995’s VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED will be coming to Blu-ray in the U.S. & North America for the first time on April 12th! The film stars Christopher Reeve (Superman), Kirstie Alley (Cheers), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Linda Kozlowski (Crocodile Dundee), Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers) and Meredith Salenger (Dream a Little Dream).
Extras are still in progress and will be announced in full at a later date but…we can confirm some now that should please many: New interviews with John Carpenter and his wife Producer Sandy King Carpenter and a brand-new segment of “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds” (with its host Sean Clark) are already shot and completed!
With this official street date announce also comes the reveal of our newly-designed key art which was illustrated by one of our veteran creative forces Nathan Thomas Milliner (Day of the Dead, Dolls, The Burning, Halloween III). If you order directly through at https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/village-of-the-damned-collector-s-edition, you’ll also receive this on a FREE limited-edition 18” x 24” poster with purchase (and while supplies last).
Purists take note: The original theatrical key art will be on the reverse wrap as always on all (well, most) of our Collector Edition releases.
**Street date & new art reveal for THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2**
Hot on the heels of our recent updates for Wes Craven and John Carpenter films we bring you news on another legendary horror Director: Tobe Hooper. His wild, gory and truly off-the-wall sequel THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 will be landing on a 2-Disc Blu-ray “Collector’s Edition” on April 19th. New extras are still in progress and will be announced in full at a later date.
With this official street date also comes the reveal of our newly-designed key art which was illustrated by the very talented Joel Robinson (Nightbreed, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Ginger Snaps). If you order directly through at https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-texas-chainsaw-massacre-2-collector-s-edition, you’ll also receive this on a FREE limited-edition 18” x 24” poster with purchase and while supplies last.
Purists of all things retro take note: The original theatrical key art – the classic “Breakfast Club” poster art – will be on the reverse wrap of the packaging.)