One of the most pleasant surprises to come down the DVD-release pike in recent memory was VCI’s impressive disc of Dark Night Of The Scarecrow.  If you liked that set as much as Schlockmania did, you’ll be happy to know its about to get a blu-ray upgrade from VCI.  Better yet, it will feature a new retrospective documentary directed by Daniel Griffith of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures.  It will be released on October 11th, right on time for Halloween.  Read on for all the strawman-slasher details…

New Featurette Details:

“BUBBA DIDN’T DO IT: 30 YEARS OF THE SCARECROW”

An all-new documentary exploring the making of the cult television classic, DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW. Featuring interviews with director FRANK DE FELITTA, screenwriter J. D. FEIGELSON, actor LARRY DRAKE, actress TONYA CROWE, actor ROBERT LYONS, unit production manager BOB KOSTER, location manager KOOL MARDER, director/fan STUART GORDON, Horrorhound co-founder AARON CROWELL, and more! Produced and directed by DANIEL GRIFFITH. A BALLYHOO MOTION PICTURES production.

COMING OCTOBER 11, 2011!

Blu-Ray Details:

When young Marylee Williams (Tonya Crowe) is found viciously mauled, all hell breaks loose in her small rural town. Officious postmaster Otis P. Hazelrigg (Charles Durning) leads a gang of bigots in pursuit of the suspect: her mentally challenged friend Bubba Ritter (Larry Drake). Finding him hiding inside a scarecrow, they exact brutal mob “justice”…only to discover a tragic mistake! Now a strange apparition stalks the land seeking each of them out, as the legend of the Scarecrow begins.

Starring: Charles Durning, Tonya Crowe, Larry Drake, Lane Smith
Directed by: Frank De Felitta
Produced by: Bobbi Frank
Executive Producer: Joe Wizan
Short Actors: Charles Durning, Tonya Crowe
Written By: J. D. Feigelson

Bonus Features: Director & Writer Commentary, Daniel Griffith Documentary, Q&A with Larry Drake, Tonya Crowe & J. D. Feigelson, CBS Network World Premiere Promo, Rebroadcast Promo, Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery.
Runtime: 96 minutes
Year: 1981
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
MPAA Rating: NR
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Country: USA
Region Code: All Region
Release Date: 10/11/11
Format: Blu-Ray
UPC: 089859900723
ISBN: 1-55739-773-2