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Effects, Also Known as The Manipulator, Is Getting a 4K Blu-ray Release

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Alamo Drafthouse and American Genre Film Archive have announced that they will be releasing a 4K Blu-ray edition for Effects, which is also known as The Manipulator. The film draws the attention of many horror fans because it stars Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead), Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead), and John Harrison (Tales from the Darkside: The Movie).

AGFA director Joe Ziemba explains, “We were blown away to discover that we had the only existing 35mm theatrical print of Effects at the archive. We’re happy that we’ve been able to help the filmmakers create a new 4K transfer that will be seen by for years to come by audiences who appreciate the movie for the right reasons.

Written and directed by Dusty Nelson, the film is basically a gathering of the friends of George A. Romero. It was also produced by Harrison, who composed Creepshow and Day of the Dead; edited and produced by Pasquale Buba, who edited Knightriders, Creepshow, Day of the Dead, and Monkey Shines; and Savini also provided the visual effects for the film.

Alamo Drafthouse’s Terror Tuesday series in Austin will host a screening of Effects on August 22 with a full cast and crew reunion. Tom Savini, Joe Pilato, John Harrison, Dusty Nelson, Pasquale Buba, and Zilla Clinton will be in attendance.

Pre-orders are open via Amazon. Effects will be released on August 22nd.

Synopsis:
A group of coked-up filmmakers — including Savini and Pilato — gather in Pittsburgh to make a slasher called DUPED: THE SNUFF MOVIE. As filming begins and “accidents” happen, it’s clear that something isn’t right. And no one can be trusted. 

Special Features:

  • New 4K scan from the only surviving 35mm theatrical print
  • Archival commentary track with John Harrison, Dusty Nelson, and Pasquale Buba
  • AFTER EFFECTS documentary with optional commentary track
  • UBU and BEASTIE short films
  • Liner notes by Joseph A. Ziemba of AGFA and Bleeding Skull
  • Reversible cover art with illustration by Charles Forsman (Netflix’s THE END OF THE FU**ING WORLD)

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