If you’ve never seen William Shatner’s seminal portrayal of Rack Hansen in the 1977 film Kingdom of the Spiders, shame on you! However, come January, 2010, you’ll be able to redeem yourself as Shout! Factory will be releasing a Special Edition UNCUT version of the film on DVD.
The kind folks at Shout! Factory provided us with a list of what special features will be included, and I for one cannot wait to hear Item #1:
The film’s synopsis is as follows: William Shatner stars as veterinarian “Rack” Hansen in this cult film about an Arizona town infested with a horde of arachnids that turn on the humans whose insecticides have depleted their natural food supply. After livestock belonging to Rack’s friend, rancher Walter Colby (Woody Strode), fall victim to a spider attack, entomologist Diane Ashley (Tiffany Bolling) arrives and tries to help Rack deal with the crisis — but with the big county fair fast approaching, Mayor Connors (Roy Engel) refuses to let them quarantine Colby’s ranch. Soon the remaining residents of the town must barricade themselves at the lodge of Emma Washburn (Lieux Dressler) in an effort to save themselves from the eight-legged invaders in the ultimate man versus spider showdown.
Directed by John Bud Cardos and written by Richard Robinson and Alan Caillou, Kingdom of the Spiders was released in 1977, grossing a respectable $17 million against a $500,000 budget.
Again, if you’ve never seen the flick (and especially if you have), then do yourself a favor and click the EvilShop link below to pre-order your copy of Kingdom of the Spiders today. Come January 19th, 2010, you will be glad you did!
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