Scream Factory has a love letter to Italian horror fans on their schedule in September: that month will see the release of The Editor, a bloody homage to the giallo film made by a couple of members of the cult/exploitation revivalist filmmaking collective Astron-6. It even features music by former Goblin member Claudio Simonetti! Scream Factory will be releasing it in a variety of formats – blu-ray, DVD and on demand – and the physical media releases will have a variety of extras. Read on for the horrific homage details, including a rundown of the extras and cover art…
An ASTRON-6 Film by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy
Starring Paz de la Huerta, Samantha Hill, Laurence R. Harvey, Adam Brooks,
Matthew Kennedy, Conor Sweeney, Tristan Risk and Udo Kier.
Stylish Horror Comedy Debuts on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand
and Digital Platforms September 8th, 2015 from Scream Factory
“If you’ve got that sweet tooth for Italian horror, then do absolutely anything that you can to get yourself in front of The Editor!” – Fangoria
A loving tribute to the gory and gruesome erotic horror of classic Italian giallo cinema, The Editor spins the twisted tale of a once-prolific film editor who becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders haunting a seedy 1970s film studio. Directed and produced by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy, this stylish horror comedy became a festival darling after its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, going on to earn audience and critical acclaim at festivals across North America including the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Fantasia Film Festival. The film’s official trailer can be seen here:
Making its Blu-ray and DVD debut on September 8th, 2015 from Scream Factory, The Editor comes loaded with bonus features, including an audio commentary with Adam Brooks, Connor Sweeney and Matt Kennedy, a brand new “Making Movies Used to be Fun” documentary, deleted scenes, music and poster featurettes and more! Fans who pre-order their copy from ShoutFactory.com will also receive a free collectible poster.
The Editor stars Paz de la Huerta (Boardwalk Empire), Samantha Hill (Bad Meat), Laurence R. Harvey (The ABCs of Death 2), Adam Brooks (Manborg), Matthew Kennedy (Father’s Day), Conor Sweeney (The ABCs of Death 2), Tristan Risk (Dark Continents) and Udo Kier (Borgia, Blade).
ASTRON-6 presents A Kennedy/Brooks Inc. Film. THE EDITOR is written by Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks and Conor Sweeney; special effects by Emersen Ziffle, Steven Kostanski and Aftermath FX; featuring music by Claudio Simonetti, Carpenter Brut and Jeremy Gillespie; executive producer, Andria Spring; associate producer, Jerry Wasserman and Kevin Ascolillo II; produced and directed by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy.
Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he’s been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.
The Editor Bonus Features
- Audio Commentary with Adam Brooks, Connor Sweeney and Matt Kennedy
- “Making Movies Used To Be Fun” Documentary
- Music and Poster Featurettes
- Astron-6 Film Festival Introduction
- Deleted Scenes