Cult Horror from Warner in October
Warner Home Video have announced a series of cult horror titles for UK Region 2 DVD release on 18th October 2004. Headlining are David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve in Tony Scott's erotic vampire epic The Hunger whilst Roman Polanski has fun as one of The Fearless Vampire Killers. The cult classic demonic killer baby It's Alive Trilogy, Abel Ferrara's Body Snatchers, a Fu Manchu double bill and more are unleashed to sate appetites for spine-tingling thrills in time for Halloween.
All DVDs will retail at £12.99 RRP each with the exception of the It's Alive Trilogy (£24.99 RRP) and Fu Manchu Double Pack (£15.99 RRP).
The Hunger (1983)
Nothing Human Loves Forever. Miriam (Catherine Deneuve), an ancient vampire who survives on the blood of her lovers, promises the gift of eternal youth in return for her continued longevity… that is until she tires of them. When her current beau, John (David Bowie), falls victim to this very fate he attracts the attention of premature aging specialist Dr. Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon).
2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen, Mono sound
Commentary by Tony Scott and Susan Sarandon, Stills Gallery & Trailer
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
Who says vampires are no laughing matter? Clever comedy-horror directed by and starring Roman Polanski. An expert on bats, Professor Abronsius (Jack MacGowran) and his dim-witted assistant, Alfred (Roman Polanski), travel to Transylvania to find and destroy vampires, where Alfred falls for the vampire's latest target - the inn-keeper's daughter. Originally released in the UK as Dance of the Vampires, this is a true horror classic from the director of The Ninth Gate and the Academy Award-winning Rosemary's Baby and The Pianist.
2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen, Mono sound
'The Fearless Vampire Killers: Vampires 101' Featurette, Trailer
It's Alive Trilogy
It was born three days ago. It has killed seven people. Its parents are human beings. Whatever it is, It's Alive! In the sequel It Lives Again! (1978), the monster child returns - but now there are three! And in It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) they do something worse than kill… they multiply! Cult horror from Larry Cohen, who wrote the screenplay for Abel Ferrarar's Body Snatchers and recent box office hit Phone Booth.
Mono Sound, Commentary by Larry Cohen for all three films
Body Snatchers (1993)
Imagine... you're gone and someone else is living inside your body. Abel Ferrara's Body Snatchers was nominated for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival and stars Meg Tilly, Gabrielle Anwar and Forest Whitaker in this suspenseful adaptation of the classic Jack Finney novel of alien invasion.
The Beast Must Die (1974)
One of eight people will turn into a werewolf. Can you guess who it is when we stop the film for the WEREWOLF BREAK? See it ... solve it ... but don't tell!
Wealthy businessman and skilled huntsman, Tom Newcliffe (Calvin Lockhart) summons a selection of guests to his home for the weekend, one of whom is a werewolf with a taste for blood. It's up to the others to seek out the monster before the full moon reveals the culprit. Featuring a 30 second 'guess who' sequence allowing the viewer to consider the evidence. Also stars Peter Cushing and Michael Gambon.
Return of the Living Dead, Part II (1988)
If "A Nightmare on Elm Street" made you scream and "Creepshow" split your sides, then... "Return Of The Living Dead Part II" will scare your brain out! - Just when you thought it was safe to be dead.
When a group of curious kids uncover a drum containing a rotting corpse they release a mysterious gas. As the graveyard next door begins to stir, the dead establish their reign of terror all over again. Includes an early appearance from Dana Ashbrook of Twin Peaks.
Stereo sound, Audio commentary by Ken Wiederhorn and Thor Van Lingen, Theatrical Trailer
I Monster (1971)
Christopher Lee stars as "Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" character Dr Marlowe and Mr. Blake with Peter Cushing as friend and colleague, Frederick Utterson. As Dr Marlowe dabbles in drugs to dispel the inhibitions of its users, the monstrous Mr. Blake is born and so begins his dastardly rein…Originally filmed with 3-D in mind.
They can hear a cloud pass overhead, the rhythm of your blood. They can track you by yesterday's shadow. They can tear the scream from your throat.
When a city cop is assigned to an obscure set of violent murders that appear to have been caused by an animal he faces the possibility that an Indian legend about wolf spirits may provide the answers he seeks. Stars Albert Finney, Gregory Hines and Edward James Olmos.
Blood of Fu Manchu / Castle of Fu Manchu (1968/1969)
In Blood of Fu Manchu the treacherous villain - brought to life by Christopher Lee - kidnaps ten of the world's most beautiful women, administers a drug with the power to kill any man who kisses their lips and plots the end for his 10 most hated enemies. Fu Manchu sends the deadly ladies around the world to inflict the 'kiss of death' on his enemies. First stop - his arch evil nemesis Nayland Smith (Richard Greene).
In Castle of Fu Manchu the malevolent Fu Manchu unleashes a device that, if all goes to his twisted plan, will cause the Earth's oceans to freeze over.