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Venom Slithers Onto Blu-ray This May Courtesy of Blue Underground



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Not to be confused with the 2005 horror flick of the same name, director Piers Haggard’s Venom is an underrated killer snake thriller from the early ’80s. Based on the novel by Alan Scholefield and starring Oliver Reed, Klaus Kinski, and Susan George, the story explores what happens when a deadly Black Mamba terrorizes a family and some would-be kidnappers inside a London home. The plot sounds a little ridiculous on paper (and, truthfully, is IS pretty freaking ridiculous), but it’s one of those weirdly enjoyable films that could only come together during the 1980s. God bless that weird-ass decade.

Fortunately for those of us with fond memories of the film, the folks at Blue Underground are giving Venom the Blu-ray treatment this May. For those of you who love high-definition, the flick is getting a delicious 2K transfer from the original negative, which means that Black Mamba will look deadlier than it has since its theatrical release in 1981.

From the Press Release:
Behind the drapes… Between the walls… In your bed…

A thriller to make your skin crawl!

It was supposed to be the perfect crime: the sexy maid (Susan George of STRAW DOGS), a psychotic chauffeur (Oliver Reed of THE BROOD) and an international terrorist (the legendary Klaus Kinski) kidnap a wealthy ten-year-old boy from his elegant London townhouse. But they didn’t count on a murdered cop, a desperate hostage siege, and one very unexpected houseguest: a furious Black Mamba, the most lethal and aggressive snake known to nature. It can attack from ten feet away. Its bite brings excruciating death. And it is on the loose. Now, terror knows no antidote… and the ultimate in slithering mayhem is VENOM.

Sterling Hayden (THE KILLING), Nicol Williamson (EXCALIBUR) and Sarah Miles (BLOW-UP) co-star in this gripping suspense thriller based on the novel by best-selling author Alan Scholefield and directed by Piers Haggard (THE BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW). VENOM has been newly transferred in 2K High Definition from its negative and features some very real – and extremely deadly – Black Mambas!


  • Audio Commentary with Director Piers Haggard
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Teaser Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • BONUS Collectible Booklet featuring new writing by Fangoria Editor Michael Gingold

If you suffer from extreme ophidiophobia, then Venom probably isn’t the flick for you. Unless, of course, you’re just into that sort of thing. The rest of us who adore the movie, however, can pick up a copy of the Blu-ray on May 31, 2016.

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