While many films prospered during the DVD era, the slasher subgenre is being treated with more love and respect in this Blu-ray age, and that suits me just fine! Case in point: The 1987 slasher flick Slaughterhouse will see an HD bow sometime next year.
We don’t know who’s releasing this little gem yet, but we were tipped off by a post on metal band Mortician’s Facebook page:
So today I received a message from Rick Roessler, the producer and director of the cult classic film “Slaughterhouse,” requesting the use of the Mortician song “Slaughterhouse” for inclusion in the ending credits of the Blu-ray release of the film. Where do I begin? Um… how fast can we say yes? Since that is a Relapse Records owned song, they will have to deal with them, but we of course said yes and hope it happens. Oh yeah and in case you didn’t catch that… Slaughterhouse is coming to Blu-ray next year! All I can say is, “At least you made good clean cuts.”
This is weird news. To my knowledge, Mortician’s song was not part of the film’s original soundtrack (in fact, the IMDb credits all music to a band called Vantage Point).
I would have wagered that the wonderful folks at Vinegar Syndrome would have been prepping Slaughterhouse for HD as they’ve got a 4k scan of Graduation Day en route this September and are currently working on a 4k release of Madman for next year. But changing a film’s soundtrack doesn’t seem like something they’d do.
And that goes for Synapse, Scorpion and Scream Factory as well, despite the fact that all of these labels have been giving the slasher subgenre some wonderful love of late.
It’s still early, and we’ll try to dig a little deeper on this. I’m glad that Buddy’s coming to Blu-ray with an axe to grind but a little less enthused when you consider that it could be by way of an altered soundtrack.
Hang on to those Program Power DVDs, folks. Their value could be going through the roof.
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