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!