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The Amicus Collection Coming to Home Video

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Fans of classic horror, REJOICE! The Amicus Collection is headed to Blu-ray and DVD and we have a look at the artwork and more for you right here. Dig it!

From the Press Release:
Just in time to offer horror fans hope of a spooky future beyond the Halloween season, Severin Films is proud to announce the December 5th release of The Amicus Collection: a terrorizing triple feature of ghastly tales from the twisted side of the Thames, newly remastered and packed to the brim with special features.

Known as ‘The Studio That Dripped Blood’, the British film company Amicus Productions – founded by American writer/producers Max J. Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky – built a legacy of horror anthologies and twisted thrillers that remains among the very best genre movies of the ’70s. In this trio of Amicus classics – featuring stars that include Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Britt Ekland, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham, Calvin Lockhart, Michael Gambon and Charlotte Rampling – you’ll discover the studio’s legendary portmanteau ASYLUM, their insane gothic shocker AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS, and – exclusive to this set – the infamous werewolf whodunit THE BEAST MUST DIE, as well as a Bonus Disc of Amicus trailers, TV commercials, rare interviews and more – all in this 4 disc box set.

The Amicus Collection is a limited, numbered edition release of only 3500 units.

Special Features:

Disc 1 – Asylum:

  • Two’s A Company: 1972 On-set report from BBC featuring Interviews With Producer Milton Subotsky, Director Roy Ward Baker, Actors Charlotte Rampling, James Villiers, Megs Jenkins, Art Director Tony Curtis and Production Manager Teresa Bolland
  • David J. Schow on Robert Bloch – Featurette
  • Fiona Subotsky Remembers Milton Subotsky – Featurette
  • Inside The Fear Factory Featurette with Directors Roy Ward Baker, Freddie Francis and Producer Max J. Rosenberg
  • Audio Commentary with Director Roy Ward Baker and Camera Operator Neil Binney
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2 – And Now the Screaming Starts:

  • The Haunting Of Oakley Court – Featurette with Allan Bryce, Author of “Amicus: The Friendly Face Of Fear”, and David Flint, Author of “Ten Years Of Terror”, visit the classic horror film location
  • Audio Commentary with Director Roy Ward Baker and Actress Stephanie Beacham
  • Audio Commentary with Star Ian Ogilvy
  • Archive Audio Interview with Actor Peter Cushing By Denis Meikle
  • Horror Journalist Denis Meikle Recalls And Now The Screaming Starts – Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spot

Disc 3 – The Beast Must Die:

  • And Then There Were Werewolves – Audio Essay by Horror Historian Troy Howarth
  • Audio Commentary with Director Paul Annett
  • Directing the Beast: Featurette with Director Paul Annett
  • Theatrical Trailer

    Disc 4 – The Vault of Amicus:

    • Audio Commentary With British Horror Film Writers Kim Newman & David Flint
    • Phil Nutman Audio Interview with Milton Subotsky – Audio Interview With Accompanying Stills / Posters
    • Jonathan Sothcott Audio Interview with Max Rosenberg – Audio Interview With Accompanying Stills / Posters
    • Bonus Amicus TV spots

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    Synapse’s Suspiria 4K Restoration Gets a Release Date

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    Earlier this year, we wrote about Synapse Films’ Suspiria 4K restoration and how it was available for pre-order. The weird catch was that there was no release date confirmed and that pre-orders would go out sometime in December 2017. Today that changes as we can confirm that the 3-disc special edition Blu-ray collection will come out December 19th, just in time for Christmas but a little late for Hanukkah. Any chance we can have one extra night this year?

    Restored over three years, Synapse has been working tirelessly to create the ultimate version of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic supernatural horror film, which has since gone on to become one of the most recognized and lauded titles in the genre. This cut has been overseen and approved by Luciano Tovoli, the Director of Photography on the film.

    Pre-orders are still available via Synapse Films’ website.

    Special features:
    *Limited edition of only 6000 units produced
    *Exclusive Steelbook packaging and collector’s o-card sleeve, featuring artwork from Malleus, Van Orton Design, Juan José Saldarriaga & Chris MacGibbon
    *Three disc [Two Blu-rays + One CD] limited collector’s edition (only 6000 units) containing a new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli
    *Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96 Khz/24-bit audio
    *Italian 5.1 surround sound mix
    *Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle & Troy Howarth
    *Do You Know Anything About Witches? – 30 minute SUSPIRIA visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie
    *Suzy in Nazi Germany – Featurette on the German locations from SUSPIRIA
    *A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of SUSPIRIA – All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema
    *Olga’s Story – Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi
    *Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots
    *Special Collector Edition Booklet containing an American Cinematographer interview with Luciano Tovoli, liner notes by Derek Botelho and restoration notes by Vincent Pereira & Don May, Jr. Cover artwork by Matthew Therrien Illustration
    *“International Classics” English “Breathing Letters” opening credit sequence from U.S. release version
    *Alternate All-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching
    *Newly translated, removable English SDH subtitles for the English language version
    *Newly translated, removable English subtitles for the Italian language version
    *Exclusive CD remaster of Goblin’s SUSPIRIA motion picture soundtrack, containing additional tracks not included on the original 1977 soundtrack release

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    Creep 2 Starring Mark Duplass Hits Netflix This December

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    Just the other day we shared with you guys an exclusive interview with Partick Brice, the director of the Mark Duplass-starring found footage flicks Creep and Creep 2.

    Today we have the awesome news that the killer sequel Creep 2 (review) will be hitting Netflix streaming on December 23rd.

    The original creeptastic motion picture is already streaming on Netflix so if you need to catch up – or just watch the original again – you can do so tonight and get ready for the sequel which, personally, I found to be superior (if even just slightly) to the original.

    What did you think of the original film? Are you excited to check out the sequel? Or have you already seen it? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on social media!

    Creep 2 starring Mark Duplass and Desiree Akhavan hits Netflix December 23rd!

    Synopsis:

    Desiree Akhavan (“Girls”, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR) stars as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. After finding an ad online for “video work,” she thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams. She drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man claiming to be a serial killer (Mark Duplass, reprising his role from the previous film). Unable to resist the chance to create a truly shocking piece of art, she agrees to spend the day with him. However, as the day goes on she discovers she may have dug herself into a hole she can’t escape.

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    Waxwork Records Unveils Phenomenal 2018 Subscription Package

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    Our pals over at Waxwork Records have unveiled their 2018 subscription bundle and it’s packed to the brim with some absolutely fantastic titles! Horror fans who enjoy spinning their music on turntables can look forward to two Romero titles, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, and lastly they’ll have Jordan Peele’s smash success title Get Out. On top of getting those five records, those who join the subscription program will also receive a t-shirt, coffee mug, poster, notebook, magnet, enamel pin, calendar, and more.

    For Night of the Living Dead, Waxwork Records worked closely with the film’s original creators, including Romero himself prior to his passing, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Criterion Collection so that they could source audio from the 4K restoration. It will be released as a 2xLP package.

    Dawn of the Dead will also get a 2xLP release that will include brand new artwork, re-mastered audio, and more. The same kind of treatment is being given to The ‘Burbs. Christopher Young’s Drag Me to Hell soundtrack will be a single LP but will get the same level of attention and quality as the other titles.

    As for Peele’s Get Out. Michael Abels; score will be released on a 2xLP vinyl set and will pay tribute to one of the most culturally significant movies of the past several years.

    The Waxwork Records subscription package will be $250 ($285 in Canada) and will open up for sale this Friday, the 24th. More information can be found on Waxwork’s website.

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