Tuesday, April 10th will see the re-release of Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except on a blu-ray/DVD combo pack from Synapse Films.  This film was directed by Josh Becker, a veteran director of films and t.v. who emerged from the same Michigan filmmaking talent pool that produced Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Scott Spiegel.  Though he might not have the same name recognition that the aforementioned three have, he’s every bit as interesting – and during the next week at Schlockmania, you’ll get the chance to learn more about him and his work.

April 9th through 13th will be Josh Becker Week at this site, with each day devoted to a post dealing with this underrated filmmaker.  Here’s a quick breakdown of what you can look forward to at Schlockmania during this time:

April 9th: an in-depth film review of Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except

April 10th: part 1 of an interview with Becker – this part deals with his life and career

April 11th: a review of Going Hollywood, an autobiographical account of Becker’s move to Hollywood at age 18

April 12th: a detailed look at the new blu-ray/DVD set of Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except, with a focus on its plentiful special features

April 13th: the 2nd half of the Becker interview, devoted entirely to questions about Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except

Schlockmania would like to give a special thank you to Mr. Becker for participating in a very memorable interview and also to Synapse Films for making it possible to review the new Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except set in advance.

Be sure to drop in during the week to come… like Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except, it’s going to be action-packed.