Scream Factory has just announced the specs for two of their May releases: Evilspeak is a cult favorite featuring Clint Howard, Satanic spell-casting via an Apple computer and some flesh-eating pigs (!) while Final Exam is an indie slasher-flick effort from 1981. Both titles were sublicensed from Code Red and will feature the extras from the Code Red DVD releases plus a variety of new extras created especially by the Scream Factory team. Read on for all the eighties-era eerieness, including breakdowns of the extras for both titles…
A Film by Eric Weston
Starring Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joseph Cortese, Claude Earl Jones, Haywood Nelson, Don Stark, Charles Tyner, Lenny Montana and Richard Moll
A Film by Jimmy Huston
Starring Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice
TWO 80’ HORROR CULT CLASSICS ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME!
AVAILABLE ON MAY 13, 2014 FROM SCREAM FACTORY™
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This May, SCREAM FACTORY™ invites loyal fans and horror movie enthusiasts to combat the stress associated with long office hours and final exams with a double dose of 80s high-camp horror romps when Eric Weston’s EVILSPEAK, starring Clint Howard (Rock ‘n’ Roll High School), R.G. Armstrong (Children of the Corn), Joseph Cortese (Death Collector), Claude Earl Jones (Dark Night of the Scarecrow), Haywood Nelson (What’s Happening!), Don Stark (That ‘70s Show), Charles Tyner (Father Murphy), Lenny Montana (The Godfather), Richard Moll (Night Court), and Jimmy Huston’s FINAL EXAM, starring Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice (Bounty Hunters), arrive on Blu-ray™ for the first time on May 13, 2014. Each movie collection boasts anamorphic widescreen movie presentation and insightful bonus content. EVILSPEAK and FINAL EXAM Blu-ray™ editions from SCREAM FACTORY™ are available for pre-order now.
Prior to its U.S. theatrical release, the distributor of the film requested that the graphic violence be cut to avoid an “X” rating from the MPAA. The film has been completely restored from a newly discovered 35mm inter-positive source including all of its long rumored scenes of bloody carnage. This new edition includes all-new extras including a new commentary by producer/director Eric Weston (Hyenas).
Life sucks for Stanley Coppersmith (Clint Howard), a teenage outcast who’s bullied by everyone at a strict military academy. When Stanley discovers the crypt of a 16th Century Satanist beneath the chapel, he creates a computerized Black Mass that unleashes unholy revenge upon his tormentors. Now, all hell is about to break loose! Evilspeak is not for the faint of heart.
SYLVIO TABET presents “EVILSPEAK” A LEISURE INVESTMENT COMPANY/CAMEL FILMS CORPORATION Production
Starring CLINT HOWARD R.G. ARMSTRONG JOSEPH CORTESE CLAUDE EARL JONES HAYWOOD NELSON DON STARK CHARLES TYNER
Director of Photography IRV GOODNOFF Associate Producers GERALD HOPMAN and H. HAL HARRIS Executive Producer SYLVIO TABET
Screenplay by JOSEPH GAROFALO and ERIC WESTON Based on a story by JOSEPH GAROFALO
Produced by SYLVIO TABET and ERIC WESTON Directed by ERIC WESTON
NEW 1080p High Definition transfer supervised and approved by Eric Weston
Audio Commentary with producer/director Eric Weston
Interviews with cast members Joseph Cortese, Clint Howard and Don Stark
New interviews with Richard Moll, Claude Earl Jones, Haywood Nelson, Loren Lester and Lynn Hancock
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono/1981/97 minutes/UNRATED
FINAL EXAM BLU-RAY
At Lanier College, the semester is almost over. Exam week is coming to a close when some upper classmen play a prank by staging a phony terrorist attack. But the next moment of excitement at the school won’t be a prank. And it’s something a lot more final than an exam. Students are falling prey to a knife-wielding maniac stalking the school, bent on making sure that for some, school is out…forever!
MPM presents FINAL EXAM
Introducing CECILE BAGDADI JOEL RICE
Executive Producers JOHN L. CHAMBLISS LON J. KERR MICHAEL MAHERN
Produced by JOHN L. CHAMBLISS MYRON MEISEL Music Composed by GARY SCOTT
Written and Directed by JIMMY HUSTON
NEW HD Transfer From The Original Camera Negative
Audio Commentary With Cast Members Joel Rice, Cecile Bagdadi And Sherry Willis-Burch
Interviews With Cast Members Joel Rice, Cecile Bagdadi And Sherry Willis-Burch
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono/1981/94 minutes
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