The Amityville Horror Collection in April

MGM Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Amityville Horror Collection for 5th April 2005. Based on the best-selling book by Jay Anson, the collection features The Amityville Horror, the original blood-curdling tale about a Long Island home possessed by demonic spirits starring James Brolin, Margot Kidder and Rod Steiger. The gift set also includes the prequel Amityville II: The Possession, the bone-chilling Amityville 3-D and Amityville Confidential, an exclusive bonus disc featuring an all-new examination of this infamous haunted house. Timed to coincide with the theatrical release of the 2005 remake starring Ryan Reynolds (Blade: Trinity) and Melissa George (“Alias”), The Amityville Horror Collection is available for the suggested retail price of $39.96.

The feature discs will also be available separately priced at $14.95 SRP each. Details follow...

The Amityville Horror - For George and Kathy Lutz, the colonial home on the river's edge seemed ideal: quaint, spacious and amazingly affordable. Of course, six brutal murders had taken place there just a year before, but houses don't have memories...or do they? Soon the Lutz dream house becomes a hellish nightmare, as walls begin to drip blood and satanic forces threaten to destroy them. Now the Lutzes must try to escape or forfeit their lives – and their souls!

Features include:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English 5.1 Surround and Mono
  • French and Spanish Mono
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio commentary by parapsychologist and author,
    Dr. Hans Holzer, Ph.D. who discusses his own experiences as a ghost hunter
  • Optional video introduction by Dr. Holzer to the audio commentary
  • “For God’s Sake, Get Out!” documentary - Making-of documentary featuring new interviews with James Brolin and Margot Kidder
  • Seven radio spots
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Amitvyille II: The Possession - Before the residence at 112 Ocean Avenue became infamous in The Amityville Horror, its supernatural legacy of terror had already begun. Inspired by a true story, this chilling prequel is a bloodcurdling, special-effects-laden encounter with all-powerful, all-consuming evil. Although the Montellis are not exactly the "perfect family," at least they've found the perfect home. And even though a liquid that looks like blood gushes from the kitchen faucet and every window has been nailed shut, it still qualifies as their dream house – until all hell breaks loose! A local priest tries to rid the house of unclean spirits, but what he doesn't yet suspect is that teenage son Sonny Montelli has been possessed, body and soul, by a murderous demon bent on total destruction.

Features include:
  • Anamorphic Widescreen & Full Screen transfers
  • English Mono
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Amitvyille 3-D - Dino De Laurentiis and legendary director Richard Fleischer (Soylent Green) bring the home of unspeakable evil back to torment all who cross its threshold. Packed with bone-chilling special effects, this third rendezvous with terror in Amityville stars Tony Roberts, Tess Harper, Robert Joy, Candy Clark and Meg Ryan.

Features include:
  • Anamorphic Widescreen & Full Screen transfers
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

The Amityville Confidential bonus DVD exclusive to the gift set includes:
  • “Amityville: Horror or Hoax?” documentary - Reveals secrets of the house, including interviews with the Lutz Family
  • “Amityville: The Haunting” documentary - An in-depth documentary on what actually happened in the house according to the Lutz family
  • On Location: The Amityville Horror - Sneak peek of the 2005 remake

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