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.