Here’s some great news for fans of dark­ly comedic hor­ror: Scream Factory has just announced the full specs for their spe­cial edi­tion blu-ray/DVD release of Motel Hell.  This cult favorite uses a Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style setup and uses it as a spring­board for a mix­ture of satir­i­cal humor and shocks.  Scream Factory’s set will include a vari­ety of extras old and new and will be released in August.  Read on for all the comedic can­ni­bal details, includ­ing a full break­down of the spe­cial fea­tures…

SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS

A Twisted Horror Comedy from Celebrated British Filmmaker Kevin Connor

Finally Arrives on Blu-ray™!

MOTEL HELL

Starring Rory Calhoun, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod, Paul Linke and Wolfman Jack

COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY+DVD COMBO PACK

HITS HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES ON AUGUST 12, 2014

 

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People come from far and wide to sam­ple Farmer Vincent’s dis­tinc­tive­ly fla­vored dried, smoked sausages, but one might well ask why there are so few peo­ple stay­ing at the near­by kitschy Motel Hello.  Also, have you ever won­dered about the secret ingre­di­ents that make his meats taste so darn good?  The ‘80s cult clas­sic hor­ror-com­e­dy film MOTEL HELL, direct­ed by Kevin Connor (At The Earth’s Core, The House Where Evil Dwells) takes on a fright­en­ing­ly fun­ny look into the dif­fer­ent kinds of crit­ters that make up Farmer Vincent’s frit­ters with plen­ty of sur­pris­es. On August 12, 2014, Shout! Factory is bring­ing MOTEL HELL Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+ DVD com­bo pack to home enter­tain­ment shelves in the U.S and Canada. Packed with insight­ful bonus con­tent and all-new inter­views, this defin­i­tive collector’s edi­tion also con­tains a col­lectible cov­er, fea­tur­ing new­ly ren­dered retro-style art­work, a reversible cov­er wrap with orig­i­nal the­atri­cal key art. A must-have for col­lec­tors and hor­ror enthu­si­asts, MOTEL HELL Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD com­bo packed is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.

 

***Avid fans and col­lec­tors please take note: those who order MOTEL HELL Collector’s Edition from ScreamfactoryDVD.com will receive the exclu­sive 18”x24” poster fea­tur­ing the new­ly com­mis­sioned art­work!  These are only avail­able while sup­plies last.***

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A film by Kevin Connor, this crazy chiller stars Rory Calhoun (Angel), Paul Linke (CHiPS), Nancy Parsons (Porky’s), Nina Axelrod (Cobra), and leg­endary DJ Wolfman Jack. While many of its con­tem­po­raries were lit­er­al­ly try­ing to scare the wits out of peo­ple, MOTEL HELL bal­anced hor­ror with humor, mak­ing audi­ences cringe and laugh at its lurid tale.  A mod­est suc­cess upon its the­atri­cal release, video rentals and cable show­ings have kept it alive and solid­i­fied its slash­er sta­tus. Its creepy chain­saw bat­tle still excites today.

 

Farmer Vincent Smith (Rory Calhoun) and his sis­ter Ida (Nancy Parsons) run the respectable Motel Hello where they also pro­duce and sell pop­u­lar meat prod­ucts. But the won­der­ful fla­vor that makes up Vincent’s local­ly leg­endary smoked meats has a spe­cial ingre­di­ent.  Their secret gar­den is filled with “ani­mals” that they ambush, cap­ture, and raise buried in the earth.  But when the seem­ing­ly kind­ly cou­ple, who glee­ful­ly dis­patch their vic­tims with aplomb, take in and care for a young wom­an (Nina Axelrod) who sur­vived a motor­cy­cle acci­dent, she cre­ates a rival­ry between Vincent and his unsus­pect­ing, slow-wit­ted sher­iff broth­er (Paul Linke) for her affec­tion. Will the sib­ling squab­ble unrav­el Vincent and Ida’s under­cov­er enter­prise?

 

 

MOTEL HELL”

Starring RORY CALHOUN, PAUL LINKE , NANCY PARSONS, NINA AXELROD and WOLFMAN JACK

Produced by STEVEN-CHARLES JAFFE and ROBERT JAFFE

Executive Producer HERB JAFFE

Written by ROBERT JAFFE and STEVEN-CHARLES JAFFE

Directed by KEVIN CONNOR

Music by LANCE RUBIN

 

MOTEL HELL Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+ DVD com­bo pack

Special Features:

NEW Audio Commentary with direc­tor Kevin Connor, mod­er­at­ed by film­mak­er Dave Parker

NEW It Takes All Kinds: The Making of MOTEL HELL fea­tur­ing inter­views with direc­tor Kevin Connor, producers/writers Robert Jaffe and Steven Charles Jaffe and actor Marc Silver

NEW Shooting Old School with cin­e­matog­ra­pher Thomas Del Ruth

Another Head on the Chopping Block: an inter­view with actor Paul Linke

From Glamour to Gore: An inter­view with actress Rosanne Katon

Ida, Be Thy Name:  A look back at MOTEL HELL’s fright­ful female pro­tag­o­nist Ida Smith

Theatrical Trailer

Photo Galleries

 

BLU-RAYtm: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/ DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo

DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)/ /Dolby Digital Stereo

 

1980/Color/101 minutes/R

 

Shout! Factory will con­tin­ue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home enter­tain­ment series in 2014 with speci­fic release dates, extras and key art.  Meanwhile, fans  are encour­aged to vis­it the Scream Factory main web­site (www.screamfactorydvd.com), fol­low them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ScreamFactoryDVD) and Twitter (www.Twitter.com/@Scream_Factory) or to view exclu­sive video con­tent on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/ScreamFactoryTV/Home).