Fans of ’70s and ’80s horror should clear out their schedule for the end of July because Scream Factory has just announced that July 30th will be the release date for their special editions of The Fog and The Incredible Melting Man. The former is an underrated classic from John Carpenter with an all-star cast while the latter is an infamous drive-in favorite with memorably slimy special effects by Rick Baker. Read on for the eerie early info on both releases, including pre-order links for each title…
SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS
A Film by John Carpenter
Starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh,
Tom Atkins, John Houseman, Hal Holbrook
COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY™ and DVD
Also Available on the Same Day
THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN BLU-RAY™
ROLLING IN AND OOZING EVERYWHERE
ON JULY 30, 2013 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
PRE-ORDER THESE DEFINITIVE SCREAM FACTORY COLLECTIONS TODAY!
This summer, blood-curdling terror awaits loyal fans and movie collectors as SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present the iconic 1980 supernatural thriller THE FOG Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 30, 2013. Directed by legendary filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing), this spooky and atmospheric tale of a Northern California coastal town under siege by dead souls back for revenge is highly regarded by both fans and critics as one of the true classics of the horror genre. Boasting an all-star cast that includes Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow), Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), Janet Leigh (Psycho), Tom Atkins (Halloween III), John Houseman (The Paper Chase), and Hal Holbrook (Lincoln), THE FOG is a nail-biting ghost story experience that you will never forget!
For the first time on Blu-ray, this definitive collector’s edition home entertainment release of THE FOG features a new transfer of the film supervised by Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Dean Cundey (Jurassic Park, Back to the Future). Presented in anamorphic widescreen, THE FOG Collector’s Edition is packed with bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art! THE FOG Collector’s Edition Blu-ray has a suggested retail price of $29.93 and $19.93 for the DVD.
***Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order THE FOG Collector’s Edition from ScreamfactoryDVD.com will receive the exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! Only 500 posters will be printed, so these are only available while supplies last.***
Also adding to SCREAM FACTORY™’s killer summer slate, SCREAM FACTORY invites collectors to dive into 70s gooey cult classic THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN, debuting on Blu-ray for the first time on July 30, 2013. Featuring “excellent makeup effects” (Leonard Maltin) from six-time Best Makeup Oscar® winner Rick Baker (An American Werewolf In London, Ed Wood, Men In Black) and written and directed by William Sachs (Galaxina, Exterminator 2), The Incredible Melting Man delivers the gelatinous goods while humanizing a character rapidly losing his humanity. In short: it’s bloody good! The Blu-ray is priced to own at $19.97 SRP.
Fans and collectors can pre-order these must-have SCREAM FACTORY™ collections now!
A weather beaten old fisherman tells an ancient tale of betrayal and death to fascinated children as they huddle together by their campfire. As a piece of driftwood in a child’s hands glows with spectral light an eerie fog envelops the bay and from it’s midst emerge dripping demonic victims of a century old shipwreck… seeking revenge.
THE FOG Collector’s Edition bonus features
NEW SCREAM FACTORY EXTRAS:
· New HD transfer of the film supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey
· Exclusive interview with Actress Jamie Lee Curtis discussing The Fog and covering her legendary early 80s “Scream Queen” career.
· Audio commentary featuring Actress Adrienne Barbeau, Actor Tom Atkins and Production Designer Tommy Lee Wallace
· Retrospective interview with Director of Photography Dean Cundey about his many legendary collaborations with John Carpenter
· Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Film’s Locations with host Sean Clark
Extras from the MGM prior release include:
· Tales From The Mist: Inside The Fog Featurette
· Fear On Film: Inside The Fog Featurette
· The Fog: Storyboard To Film Featurette
· Theatrical Trailers & TV Spots
· Photo Gallery and Storyboards
· Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Carpenter And Writer/Producer Debra Hill
THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN Blu-ray™
He was once the hero… now he’s the hunted!
Colonel Steve West has just returned from an incredible history-making flight to Saturn when he is hospitalized with an ailment that baffles the entire medical community. His flesh is melting and to stay alive he must consume human flesh and blood. The infected Colonel West escapes from the doctors’ supervision and hides in the surrounding community where he begins to hunt for human flesh. Who can stop the Incredible Melting Man?
• Special note – Bonus Features for this Blu-ray are in development and a final list will be announced at a later date.
Further underscoring its position as a leading curator and home entertainment provider of many memorable cult movie classics, Shout! Factory launched SCREAM FACTORY™, a new home entertainment series created to celebrate some of the most enthralling horror and sci-fi films with massive cult followings in cinematic history. Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series in 2013 with specific release dates, extras and key art for the rest of the title lineup. Meanwhile, fans will are encouraged to follow us and click the “Like” tab on the official SCREAM FACTORY FACEBOOK page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scream-Factory/103961936407493) for up-to-the-minute updates; SCREAM FACTORY board on PINTEREST http://pinterest.com/shoutfactory/scream-factory/. Learn more at ScreamFactoryDVD.com.