1970’s Shockers Grizzly and The Reincarnation of Peter Proud Coming to 4K Blu-ray

It sure seems like anything and everything is getting a 4K Blu-ray of late. So how about a pair of unlikely shockers from the 1970’s: Grizzly and The Reincarnation of Peter Proud?

Do you already own the DVD of William Girdler’s Grizzly? How about the collector’s edition Blu-ray of Grizzly? Or the re-release of that Grizzly Blu-ray? Or even the Rifftrax version of Grizzly? Now you can toss them all in the trash because a 4K Remaster of the ultimate killer bear flick is coming to Blu-ray.

Girdler’s 1976 “Jaws in the woods” thriller Grizzly stars Christopher George, Andrew Prine, and Richard Jaeckel battling a humongous hungry grizzly bear.

A fifteen-foot grizzly bear figures out that humans make for a tasty treat. As a park ranger tries rallying his men to bring about the bear’s capture or destruction, his efforts are thwarted by the introduction of dozens of drunken hunters into the area.

Scorpion Releasing has announced plans to unleash a 4K Remaster Blu-ray of Grizzly for the summer of 2018. The 4K Remaster will be struck from an interpositive, with over 50 hours of extensive color correction completed exclusively for this release. In addition, the disc will include a new commentary track with film historian Lee Gambin.

Other extras ported over from previous releases of the classic nature gone amok flick include:

  • Vintage Making of Grizzly – featurette
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • Nightmare Theater mode presentation of the film
  • Jaws with Claws – featurette
  • Beverly Hills Q&A session with Andrew Prine
  • Original Trailer
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

Scorpion’s 4K Grizzly Blu-ray will be limited to only 1,500 copies and available exclusively via the online retailer Ronin Flix.

Meanwhile, Kino Lorber has released specs on its forthcoming 4K restoration of J. Lee Thompson’s 1975 supernatural chiller The Reincarnation of Peter Proud. The film stars Michael Sarrazin, Jennifer O’Neill, Margot Kidder, Cornelia Sharpe, and Paul Hecht and boasts cinematography by Dog Day Afternoon‘s Victor J. Kemper and a Jerry Goldsmith score.

Professor Peter Proud (Michael Sarrazin) keeps having a nightmare in which he watches a mysterious woman in a rowboat commit murder. He tries his college’s dream lab for help, but the real breakthrough comes when he recognizes locations from his dream in a documentary about Massachusetts. He travels there and meets Marcia (Margot Kidder), the woman from his dream, and her daughter, Ann (Jennifer O’Neill), with whom he falls in love. Could he be the reincarnation of Marcia’s dead husband?

Special features will include:

  • NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM completed by Paramount Pictures Archives
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin
  • Spanish Super 8 Bathtub Scene w/ Spanish Audio
  • Spanish Super 8 vs US – Side by Side w/ English Audio
  • TV Spot
  • 30-Second Radio Spot
  • 60-Second Radio Spot
  • Animated Image Gallery – International Posters and Lobby Cards (5:38)
  • Animated Image Gallery – International Promotional Material (1:55)
  • Animated Image Gallery – International Home Video Releases (0:48)
  • Animated Image Gallery – Promotional Stills (0:35)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Original German Trailer

Kino Lorber’s 4K Blu-ray of The Reincarnation of Peter Proud releases May 28th. PRE-ORDER IT HERE!



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