It seemed a natural fit scheduling a DVD release the same week as Wrestlemania for a movie designed like a pro wrestling PPV about monsters stepping into the ring to fight each other with a cast that includes several well-known names from the world of pro wrestling. Unfortunately, that March release date just marched all the way back to the summer.
For those of you like me that have been look forward to seeing Cyclops, Mummy, Lady Vampire, Zombie Man, Witch Bitch, Swamp Gut, Werewolf, and Frankenstein duke it alongside the likes of Dave Foley, Kevin Nash, and “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, I’m afraid we’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer. Imagine Entertainment has pushed back the originally announced March 27th DVD and Blu-ray release of Jesse T. Cook’s Monster Brawl to June 12th.
Something else that might be of disappointment to those that like plenty of supplemental material is the news that both disc releases will be bare bones, and I don’t mean a wrestling skeleton named Bare Bones, either.
From the Press Release
Prepare yourself for monster wrestling mayhem as Image Entertainment presents Monster Brawl, the Official Selection at the FANTASIA International Film Festival starring David Foley (A Bugs Life, Cars), Robert Maillet (Sherlock Holmes, 300), WWE superstar wresting veteran Kevin Nash and legendary wrestling manager Jimmy Hart, coming to Blu-ray™ June 12th with an SRP of $29.97 and on DVD with an SRP of $27.97.
In the tradition of a Pay-Per-View event and set in a cursed and abandoned graveyard, comes a fight to the death that’s as hilarious as it is grotesque. Eight classic horror monsters – supported by their colorful and eccentric managers – compete in visceral bloody combat to determine who will be the most feared and powerful fiend of all time. You can witness an ordinary wrestling match anywhere, but Monster Brawl is your ringside ticket to a fight of the living dead!
Narrated by Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Terminator) and featuring an eclectic cast, including Art Hindle (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Brood), and famous mixed martial arts referee Herb Dean, Monster Brawl is sure to quench any fans thirst for violence, horror and humor.
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