A fine haul of home video horror release news coming in today featuring re-tellings, re-releases, and of course re-namings! Break out the credit card, folks! Things could be getting really expensive.
First off Xenon Pictures announced that they would be retitling their Aussie thriller Prey to the more generic and on-the-nose moniker The Outback. The flick tells the tale of what happens when three couples, one from the USA and two from Australia, learn the horrible truth about what happens when your holiday goes horribly wrong. In the desert, in the night, in the dark. Look for it on DVD July 13th.
From there the latest British import based upon the classic tale The Picture of Dorian Gray, titled simply Dorian Gray, will be sent to home video here in the States on August 24th. The flick centers on Dorian Gray, a wealthy but naïve and irresistible young man who, after having a painting done of himself, rashly wishes that he could remain as beautiful, youthful, and alluring as the handsome face in the portrait. Little does he know that his wish will come true. When encouraged by the decadent Lord Henry Wotton into a life of depravity and self-indulgence, Gray is stunned to discover that while the face in the painting is aging grotesquely, he is not! In fact, he remains as beautiful as ever. Nothing ages him… but Gray’s wanton lifestyle will eventually catch up with him, and the consequences of his reckless behavior will come to haunt him.
And finally some news that makes us nothing short of completely giddy! Blue Underground (bless their hearts) announced today via Hi-Def Digest they they will be releasing one of our favorite flicks, the splatterific Eighties classic The Prowler, onto Blu-ray on July 27th! The Blu-ray will present this cult classic in its uncut and uncensored form with 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack, and supplements that include an audio commentary with producer/director Joseph Zito and special make-up effects artist Tom Savini, Tom Savini’s behind-the-scenes gore footage, and a theatrical trailer. Hell YES!
Check out the trailers for each below.
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