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#SDCC17: Warner Archive Announces The Hidden, Innocent Blood, and The Green Slime Coming to Blu-ray

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More Blu-ray news is coming out of San Diego Comic-Con 2017, and this time it’s from an unexpected source. The Warner Archive has announced a trio of forthcoming Blus that should both excite fans and also give them a slight case of the blues.

You might be wondering how any of these Blu-ray announcements could give fans the blues. Because, given Warner Archive’s track record, all of these titles will more than likely be barebones discs devoid of any real extras. If any movie ever deserved a loaded Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, it’s…

The Hidden!

Jack Sholder’s criminally underrated 1987 sci-fi action thriller about a human cop (Michael Nouri) and a not-so-human FBI agent (Kyle MacLachlan) on the trail of a highly impulsive body-jumping alien parasite will finally (FINALLY!) get its long overdue bow on Blu-ray.

More alien action comes to Blu-ray in the form of the uproarious 1968 US-Japanese-Italian sci-fi schlocker The Green Slime. Venerable director Kinji Fukasaku envisioned the film as a science fiction Vietnam War allegory. The producers just wanted a cheesy monster movie. The producers won out, and so did fans of camp cinema. Not winning out: Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, and Richard Jaeckel, who were reportedly embarrassed by the cheesefest the film they were starring in turned out to be.

It will be awesome if they include the Japanese cut of The Green Slime that is actually about ten minutes shorter and plays at a faster pace than its more familiar Western version.

However, we will be getting a never-before-seen longer cut of John Landis’ romantic vampire Mafia comedy Innocent Blood when it bows on Blu-ray. Anne Parillaud, Anthony LaPaglia, Robert Loggia, and Chazz Palminteri star in this 1992 genre mash-up that sees a sexy vampire being targeted by a mob boss after she makes a meal out of members of his crew.

Innocent Blood also marks what may be the only movie in history to feature the legendary Don Rickles as a bloodsucking vampire.

Hopefully, given how profitable the cult film Blu-ray market has become, Warner Archive will go all-out on some of these titles and load them up with all sorts of goodies. Look for more details in the near future.

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