A whole bunch of Scream Factory goodness was dropped into our inbox this morning, so let’s forgo the usual chit-chat and cut right to the chase!
First up, the world’s greatest distribution company announced on their Facebook page that they’re bringing three titles to Blu-ray for the very first time this coming fall, kicking off with a double feature release of 1972’s Tales from the Crypt and 1973’s The Vault of Horror.
The two classic British anthology films will be housed together as a double feature on Blu-ray (both for the first time) and Vault will be presented in its uncut form.
Also announced was the 1985 grave robber thriller The Doctor and the Devils, which was produced by Mel Brooks and stars Timothy Dalton, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Rea, Jonathan Pryce…and even Twiggy!
No dates have been set in stone, but both discs will arrive sometime in the fall.
In the meantime, Scream Factory has a whole lot of fun planned for the summer, to tie in with their highly impressive and incredibly exciting Summer of Fear release slate. Read on for all the details about that, including special screenings and sales worth screaming about!
From the Press Release
Crocodiles, rats, werewolves, cannibals and more terrors invade SCREAM FACTORY’s “Summer of Fear” DVD & Blu-ray line-up this season and the brand is celebrating their arrivals with a promotion this month that fans will die for!
The party began in May with the releases of Final Exam, Evilspeak, Nosferatu the Vampyre, The House in the Alley and Sleepaway Camp (Collector’s Edition) but the fun was just beginning… Eleven more terrifying films are coming this Summer including Ravenous (6/3), The Monkey’s Paw (6/17), The Final Terror (7/1), Lake Placid (Collector’s Edition) (7/8), Deadly Eyes (7/15), Ginger Snaps (7/22), The Phantom of the Paradise (Collector’s Edition) (8/5), Without Warning (8/5), Motel Hell (Collector’s Edition) (8/12), Leviathan (8/19) and The Legend of Hell House (8/26).
Scream Factory is unleashing two promotional stunts to further excite and engage its base about their slate. Details are as follows:
THE SUMMER OF FEAR “DRIVE-IN” THEATER EXPERENCE: (June 6, 13, 20)
Viewers will be able to interact with Scream Factory and fans during the broadcast. On the Summer of Fear site, the audience can socialize using #summeroffear on Twitter. On YouTube, they can post their comment on the player page.
The viewing experience recreates the retro drive-in theater feel (i.e. coming attractions, vintage refreshment ads and so forth) and the webcast will include never-before-seen EXCLUSIVE interstitials from talent associated with the films covering a variety of topics pertaining to the film.
Friday, June 6th (7PM PST): Assault on Precinct 13 presented by Director John Carpenter
Friday, June 13th (7PM PST): Night of the Demons presented by Director Kevin Tenney and actress Amelia Kinkade
Friday June 20th (7PM PST): Witchboard presented by Director Kevin Tenney
THE SUMMER OF FEAR “SIX PACK” SALE: (June 2-29)
Throughout the month, weekly deals on six selected Scream Factory releases will be offered, with some films seeing their lowest price points ever.
EXCLUSIVE custom-made Scream Factory-branded drink coasters will be offered with the purchase of sale items only while supplies last.
The sale items will be communicated to fans on Facebook and Twitter and they will be directed to the Summer of Fear website page within the Shout Factory e-commerce site to place their order.
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