Grindhouse Releasing, the award-win­ning “Criterion of cult movie labels”, has set a Nov. 8 street date for the new deluxe Blu-ray edi­tion of David E. Durston’s grue­some and graph­i­cal­ly vio­lent 1971 hor­ror favorite I DRINK YOUR BLOOD. It’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD meets the Manson Family in this gore-drenched tale of LSD-crazed hip­pies who go on a mur­der­ous ram­page through a small town after con­sum­ing rabies-inject­ed meat pies!

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Grindhouse Releasing’s deluxe 2-disc Blu-ray set not only presents the ultra-vio­lent, uncen­sored director’s cut of I DRINK YOUR BLOOD in a new hi-def trans­fer but also includes two more vin­tage exploita­tion films in their HD debut: Del Tenney’s I EAT YOUR SKIN (1964) and Durston’s long-unseen, X-rat­ed psy­che­delic shock­er BLUE SEXTET (1969). Packed with new bonus fea­tures not seen on Grindhouse Releasing’s 2002 DVD release, the I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray is the ulti­mate edi­tion of a noto­ri­ous “Blood Horror” clas­sic.

 

The first film to be rat­ed X for vio­lence, I DRINK YOUR BLOOD was a huge-gross­ing hit at dri­ve-ins and “grind­house” the­aters but was severe­ly cen­sored dur­ing its orig­i­nal release.

 

Grindhouse Releasing’s uncut, restored ver­sion of I DRINK YOUR BLOOD recent­ly debut­ed in New York and Los Angeles and is now play­ing at the­aters and dri­ve-ins across the U.S. and Canada.

 

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD is one of the most infa­mous movies in the his­to­ry of exploita­tion films,” says Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski. “Rescuing this lost gem was one of our most impor­tant achieve­ments. And being able to final­ly unite I DRINK YOUR BLOOD with its leg­endary co-fea­ture I EAT YOUR SKIN, both ful­ly remas­tered in stun­ning HD for the very first time, takes that accom­plish­ment one step fur­ther. We’ve spent almost a decade work­ing on this release, and I feel it’s our finest yet. I’m also thrilled that so many the­aters are play­ing I DRINK YOUR BLOOD. We’ve been try­ing to make this hap­pen for years and have final­ly suc­ceed­ed. Seeing this movie on the big screen with an audi­ence is a mind-blow­ing expe­ri­ence. No self-respect­ing hor­ror fan should miss this rare oppor­tu­ni­ty.”

 

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD stars Bhaskar, John Damon, and cult super­star Lynn Lowry (George A. Romero’s THE CRAZIES, David Cronenberg’s THEY CAME FROM WITHIN, and Paul Schrader’s THE CAT PEOPLE).

 

A lim­it­ed run of 3,000 copies of the Blu-ray will include the offi­cial “I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Horror Hypo” — an actu­al syringe that fans can use to infect their friends with rabies! Supplies of the Horror Hypo are not expect­ed to last long, so fans should pre-order from DiabolikDVD.com to get the best shot at receiv­ing one!

 

The I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray is now avail­able for pre-order exclu­sive­ly at DiabolikDVD.com — click here to reserve your copy!

 

Upcoming I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Screening Dates:

 

9/23 – Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle, WA

9/24 – Midway Drive-In, Dixon, IL

9/30 – Filmbar, Phoenix, AZ

10/1 – Alamo Drafthouse, Omaha, NE

10/4 – Alamo Drafthouse, Yonkers, NY

10/5 – Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston, TX

10/7 – Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA — with I EAT YOUR SKIN

10/7 – 13 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

10/14 & 15 – Landmark Main Art, Detroit, MI

10/14 & 15– Landmark Inwood, Dallas, TX

10/14 – 16 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

10/19 – Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock, TX

10/20 — Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton, CO

10/22 – Landmark Uptown, Minneapolis, MN

10/22 & 23 — Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa, ON

10/23 – PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA

10/27 – Royal Cinema, Toronto, ON

10/27 – Sun Ray Cinema, Jacksonville, FL

10/28 — Film Scene, Iowa City, IA

10/28 — Alamo Drafthouse Mission, San Francisco, CA

10/28 & 29 – Cedar Lee Theatre, Cleveland, OH

10/28. 29 & 30 — Screenland Tapcade, Kansas City, MO

10/31 –  Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL

11/12 – Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA

11/16 – Abertoir Film Festival, Wales

12/3 — Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL

 

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray Specs:

 

- Spectacular new HD restora­tion of the orig­i­nal UNCENSORED DIRECTOR’S CUT

- 4 con­tro­ver­sial delet­ed sce­nes includ­ing the orig­i­nal blood-drenched end­ing deemed too dis­turbing for ‘70s audi­ences!

- Provocative audio com­men­tary by direc­tor David Durston and star Bhaskar

- Newly record­ed audio com­men­tary by stars Jack Damon and Tyde Kierney

- Revealing on-cam­era inter­views with stars Lynn Lowry, Tyde Kierney and Jack Damon

- New in-depth inter­view with direc­tor David Durston

- The orig­i­nal the­atri­cal trail­er and radio spots

- Extensive gallery of stills and poster art

- Rare and shock­ing film of Bhaskar per­form­ing THE EVIL KING COBRA DANCE

- TWO BONUS CO-FEATURES -

I EAT YOUR SKIN (1964) — pre­sent­ed for the very first time in HD

+ exclu­sive inter­view with 2nd unit direc­tor William Grefe

BLUE SEXTET (1969) — David Durston’s long-lost X-rat­ed psy­che­delic shock­er — pre­sent­ed for the very first time on home video!

- Liner notes by David Szulkin (WES CRAVEN’S LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT: THE MAKING OF A CULT CLASSIC)

- Beautiful embossed slip­cov­er

- BONUS — I DRINK YOUR BLOOD HORROR HYPO — Inject your friends with rabies! — lim­it­ed to the first 3000 copies!

- PLUS OTHER SURPRISES!