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Kingdom of the Spiders Special Edition DVD Specs!

Kingdom of the Spiders Special Edition DVDIf 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:

  • All new interview with William Shatner
  • Audio commentary by director John Bud Cardos, producer Igor Kantor, spider wrangler Jim Brockett, and cinematographer John Morrill, moderated by Scott Spiegel and Lee Christian
  • Jim Brockett: Spider Wrangler featurette
  • Rare behind-the-scenes footage
  • Poster gallery
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • 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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    • The Unknown Murderer

      This flick was made in my hometown of Camp Verde, AZ! What a shithole!

      Trivia bit: The filthy mechanic that gets wrapped up in spider webs was not an actor but an actual resident of the town. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t ‘acting’, either.

    • Screamz

      Hell fucking yes. About time this little gem gets a decent DVD treatment. Good-bye Goodtimes DVD, hello Special Edition…

    • frank_dracman

      Dude, I’m so buying this. Anyone want my crappy Goodtimes DVD?

      • arandomthought

        Yes:D

        Haven’t seen this one yet

    • Uncle Creepy

      RACK-FUCKING-HANSEN LIVES!!!

    • DavidFullam

      FUCK YES!

    • PelusaMG

      That. Sounds. Cool.

    Steve Barton

    You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.