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#SDCC17: Scream Factory Reveals More Gore and Collector’s Editions Galore Heading to Blu-ray

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It’s that magical time of year when Scream Factory announces a slew of new titles at the San Diego Comic Con that they’ll be releasing later this year and well into 2018. This year’s announced titles include a little something for everyone, some truly unexpected offerings, and a whole bunch of collector’s editions.

Let us begin with the titles announced this evening that already have release dates.

Scream Factory already gave us a collector’s edition blu-ray of Sam Raimi’s Darkman. On November 7th, we can complete the trilogy with its two direct-to-video sequels starring Arnold Vosloo as the burn-scarred hero of a thousand faces that only last 99 minutes.

DARKMAN II: THE RETURN OF DURANT (1995) & DARKMAN III: DIE, DARKMAN, DIE (1996) will make their blu-ray debuts. The former sees Darkman battle his arch-nemesis Robert G. Durant (the returning Larry Drake) in order to save Xena’s sidekick Renee O’Conner. The later pits Darkman against a new nemesis in the form of psychopathic drug lord Jeff Fahey.

Then, on November 17th, Scream Factory digs into the MGM vault to unleash for the first time on blu-ray the Bert I. Gordon cult favorite ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE (1958), starring John Agar as one of several young victims of a mad scientist who shrinks his victims.

Still to come in 2018:
EYE OF THE CAT (1969) – From the Screenwriter of Psycho comes this chiller starring Eleanor Parker about a man and his girlfriend planning to rob the mansion of the man’s eccentric but wealthy aunt. However, the aunt keeps dozens of cats in her home, and the man is deathly afraid of cats. First time on a home entertainment format!

AMERICAN GOTHIC (1988) – Often-requested quasi slasher film starring Rod Steiger and Yvonne DeCarlo from the Director of The Legend of Hell House about a group of travelers that run afoul of a family of maniacs in the Pacific Northwest.

From there, a series of titles that really don’t need much any information:
MISERY (Collector’s Edition) (1990) – Hide the sledgehammers! Stephen King and Rob Reiner’s iconic classic receives the deluxe treatment it rightfully deserves.

DRAG ME TO HELL (Collector’s Edition) (2009) – We go more in-depth into Sam Raimi’s wildly-entertaining and wicked soul-cursing hit film.

THE STRANGERS (Collector’s Edition) (2008) – One of the scariest film ever in the “home invasion” subgenre gets an upgrade ahead of its planned 2018 sequel.

CYBORG (Collector’s Edition) (1989) Martial arts legend Jean-Claude Van Damme battles evil in this late 80s post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller.

Well, there you have it. Oh, wait. I almost forgot one more that’s due for release sometime before Christmas this year. Something tells me this is going to be a must-own, especially after the previous blu-ray debacle. That’s right. It’s…

SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT (1984) – Ho Ho Horror! The anti-holiday slasher cult classic favorite is being prepped for release before Christmas.

And on the Shout Factory side, Joe Dante’s Matinee will be getting a US blu-ray release and…

Oh, no! Oh, dear god, no!

A special edition blu-ray of Mac & Me…?

Now that’s true horror.

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