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More news for fans of Roger Corman productions – a pair of aquatically themed horrors released by Roger Corman during two different eras of his career are being paired together on one value-intensive DVD.  January 18th will see the release of a Shout! Factory DVD that pairs Up From The Depths with Demon Of Paradise.  This is a fitting pairing because Demon Of Paradise is essentially a remake of Up From The Depths.  Both films will be presented in new anamorphic transfers and trailers for each film will also be included.  Read on for all the frolicking fish-man details…

roger corman’s cult classics: up from the depths/ demon of paradise double-feature collector’s edition dvd

In UP FROM THE DEPTHS, staff and vacationers at a first-class resort on the island of Maui are beginning to mysteriously disappear. A biologist believes that an underwater earthquake has caused a giant, and very hungry dormant prehistoric fish to be released from his slumber. Voraciously, the fish helps himself to a tourist buffet. Now it’s open season for the local fishermen to find the creature and kill it! Starring Sam Bottoms (Apocalypse Now, The Outlaw Josey Wales), Virgil Frye (The Hot Spot) and Kedric Wolfe (Mr. Boogedy); written by Anne Dyer; produced by Cirio Santiago; directed by Charles Griffith.

The hunters become the prey when illegal dynamite-fishing prematurely ends the hibernation of a mythological carnivorous lizard-man in DEMON OF PARADISE. The owner of the local resort, whose patrons have become the appetizers on this predator’s menu, and a herpetologist join forces with the sheriff to save the tourists from succumbing to the feasting of the beast. Starring Kathryn Witt (Cocaine Wars, Star 80) and directed by cult filmmaker Cirio H. Santiago.

UP FROM THE DEPTHS/ DEMON OF PARAISE Double-Feature Collector’s Edition DVD

Special Features:

UP FROM THE DEPTHS

  • New Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer

DEMON OF PARADISE

  • New Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)
  • Theatrical Trailer

Shout! Factory will continue to present Roger Corman’s Cult Classics home entertainment releases in 2011. Upcoming highlights include Georgia Peaches, Smokey Bites The Dust, Black Oak Conspiracy, Great Texas Dynamite, Jackson County Jail, Caged Heat, and many others.

Up From The Depths / Demon Of Paradise [Double Feature]

Up From The Depths / Demon Of Paradise [Double Feature]

Up From the Depths: A series of mysterious aquatic attacks indicate the presence of a previously unknown giant species of shark that has risen to the surface and is preying on tourists and fishermen. Demon of Paradise: Hunters become the hunted when illegal dynamite disturbs the age-old slumber of a carnivorous lizardman.