Return of Vestron Video Adds More Blu-ray Titles; Return of the Living Dead 3! Waxwork!

As we told you yesterday, Lionsgate is resurrecting a long-dead VHS label with the Vestron Video Collector’s Series, and Chopping Mall isn’t the only film that will be brought to Blu-ray by the new label. So too will Blood Diner, Return of the Living Dead 3, and several other cult classic titles. Read on for details!

From the Press Release:
Lionsgate is exhuming classic horror films with a red carpet rollout this fall for the limited edition Vestron Video Collector’s Series. Hours of materials have been assembled for the Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray™ releases, starting with six horror cult classics! Taste the fear and the flesh, in shocking high definition for the first time, as teenagers meet their untimely demise at the hands of cannibals, killer robots, horror icons, sewer-dwelling monsters, and an army of the undead!

Vestron Video has been a leader in providing the most unique and wide-ranging selection of films. Lionsgate honors the spirit of Vestron Video by presenting the Vestron Video Collector’s Series — a line of classic genre films newly remastered and with a wealth of supplementary features. Starting with Chopping Mall and Blood Diner, and continuing with Waxwork and Waxwork II: Lost in Time Double Feature, Return of the Living Dead 3, and C.H.U.D. II: Bud the CHUD, these re-releases are for the collector and horror fan alike and will be available for a limited amount of time.

Teenagers trapped in a high-tech mall overnight must find a way out before three malfunctioning security robots destroy them in Chopping Mall. In order to raise an ancient Egyptian goddess, two cannibalistic brothers use their restaurant to add something special to the menu in Blood Diner.

Each limited-edition feature, transferred from the original film elements to high-definition Blu-ray™, is packed with special features including brand-new audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and interviews with cast & crew — including one with Chopping Mall’s robot! The Chopping Mall and Blood Diner Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray™s will each be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99.

Chopping Mall

Chopping Mall Special Features:

AUDIO COMMENTARIES:

  • Director/Co-Writer Jim Wynorski, Actress Kelli Maroney, and Co-Writer/2nd Unit Director Steve Mitchell
  • Historians/Authors Nathaniel Thompson (Mondo Video) and Ryan Turek (Shock Till You Drop)
  • Director/Co-Writer Jim Wynorski and Co-Writer/2nd Unit Director Steve Mitchell

FEATURETTES:

  • “Back to the Mall”
  • “Chopping Chopping Mall
  • “The Killbots”
  • “Scoring Chopping Mall
  • “The Robot Speaks”
  • “The Lost Scene”
  • “Army of One”
  • Chopping Mall: Creating the Killbots”
  • Isolated Score Track by Chuck Cirino
  • Trailer

Blood Diner

Blood Diner Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Jackie Kong

FEATURETTES:

  • “Queen Kong”
  • “The Cook, The Uncle, and The Detective”
  • “Open for Business”
  • “Scoring for Sheetar!”
  • “You Are What They Eat”
  • Archival Interview with Project Consultant Eric Caidin
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

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