2013 has been a good year for Scream Factory – and their January slate suggests that 2014 will continue the trend. January 21st will see releases of Cat People, Paul Schrader’s underrated 1982 remake of the classic Val Lewton production, and Die Monster Die, an early Lovecraft adaptation starring Boris Karloff and directed by Daniel Haller, an alumnus of Roger Corman’s Poe adaptations. Read on for all the nightmarish New Year’s details, including a list of special features for Cat People…
SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS
A Film by Paul Schrader
Starring Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O’Toole
COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY™
DIE MONSTER DIE
Starring Boris Karloff, Nick Adams and Suzan Farmer
Directed by Daniel Haller
Leaps Onto Home Entertainment Shelves Everywhere on January 21, 2014
It’s time to unleash our primal animal nature and succumb to the unbridled cravings for generous dose of suspense, unspeakable desires and good old-fashioned horror storytelling! On January 21, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present the provocative 1982 thriller CAT PEOPLE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™. Directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), this memorable cult hit is a remake of 1942 Jacque Tourneur horror noir classic. The all-star cast includes Nastassja Kinski (Tess, Savior), Malcolm McDowell ( A Clockwork Orange), John Heard (Prison Break, The Sopranos), Annette O’Toole (48 hrs), and features music by Giorgio Morotor (Top Gun, Flash Dance) with “Cat People” theme sung by legendary artist David Bowie.
For the first time ever on Blu-ray, this definitive collector’s edition of CAT PEOPLE features anamorphic widescreen movie presentation and is packed with a bounty of special bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more! CAT PEOPLE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.
Also arriving in stores everywhere on January 21, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY invites collectors and movie aficionados to dive into the horror classic DIE MONSTER DIE (a.k.a. Monster of Terror). A film by Daniel Haller (The Dunwich Horror) and starring original “Frankenstein” Boris Karloff, Nick Adams (Invasion of Astro-Monster) and Suzan Farmer (Dracula: Prince of Darkness , 1966), this entertaining, quirky cinema classic is a loose adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Colour Out of Space. The Blu-ray is priced to own at $19.97 SRP.
***Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order CAT PEOPLE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from ScreamfactoryDVD.com will receive the exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! These are only available while supplies last.***
Fans and collectors can now pre-order these SCREAM FACTORY home entertainment collections
CAT PEOPLE COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY
DIE MONSTER DIE BLU-RAY
CAT PEOPLE COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY
A remake of the 1942 Jacques Tourneur horror/noir classic, CAT PEOPLE stars Nastassja Kinski as Irena, a beautiful young woman who discovers love for the first time only to find that the experience brings tragic consequences. The tremendous passion of this girl’s first romantic love is so strong, however, it bypasses the chaos around her – including the extraordinary demands of her brother (Malcolm McDowell) – as it pushes her on to her own bizarre destiny. Written and Directed by Paul Schrader , this erotic fantasy about the passion and terror surrounding this first love also stars John Heard, Annette O’Toole, Ruby Dee and Lynn Lowry.
NASTASSIA KINSKI, MALCOLM McDOWELL, JOHN HEARD, ANNETTE O’TOOLE
A CHARLES FRIES Production
A PAUL SCHRADER Film “CAT PEOPLE”
Written by ALAN ORMSBY Based on the story by DEWITT BODEEN
Special Visual Effects by ALBERT WHITLOCK Music by GIORGIO MORODER Director of Photography JOHN BAILEY
Executive Producer JERRY BRUCKHEIMER
Produced by CHARLES FRIES Directed by PAUL SCHRADER A RKO/UNIVERSAL PICTURE
CAT PEOPLE COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY Special Features:
New interviews with writer/director Paul Schrader, Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O’Toole , Lynn Lowry and composer Giorgio Moroder
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS Master Audio 2.0 & 5.1/1982/Color/
Boris Karloff, the greatest horror star of all time, takes center stage in this “menagerie of horrors” (Motion Picture Daily) that “spins out shock after shock” (Boxoffice). Like a deadly potion bubbling with eerie mansions, secret experiments and a warning never to look in the basement, this is “pure haunted-house hokum all the way” (Los Angeles Times)!
An English scientist entertains a young American visitor, serving up tea, terror and a beautiful daughter – who is soon torn between her father’s evil ways and her need to protect the man she loves from a diabolical end.
“DIE MONSTER DIE” Starring BORIS KARLOFF, NICK ADAMS, SUZAN FARMER
Directed by DANIEL HALLER Produced by PAT GREEN Executive Producers JAMES H. NICOLSON and SAMUEL Z. ARKOFF
Screenplay by JERRY SOHL from “THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE” by H.P. LOVECRAFT
In COLORSCOPE An AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL Picture
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono /1965/Color/80 minutes/NOT RATED
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