December 7, 2008
"Blood Spattered Bride" and "Maniac" are just two of the titles announced for Blu-Ray by William Lustig's powerhouse horror label Blue Underground.
"The Final Countdown" -- an action movie cheese fest -- and Dario Argento's "The Stendhal Syndrome" have already been released by BU in the new format. Now the company has announced George Romero and Dario Argento's anthology horror film "Two Evil Eyes" (review here) for release in the high-def Blu-Ray format on March 31. Extras include 4 featurettes (Two Masters' Eyes, Savini's EFX, At Home with Tom Savini and Adrienne Barbeau on George Romero) and the trailer. "Two Masters' Eyes" contains interviews with both directors, special make-up effects supervisor Tom Savini, producer Claudio Argento and Asia Argento.
Meanwhile, Blue Underground has announced David Cronenberg's early non-horror title "Fast Company" for release on April 28, with audio commentary by the director and some other extras -- including the early Cronenberg shorts "Stereo" and "Crimes of the Future."
In other huge Blue Underground Blu-Ray news, the company will unleash the gory British zombie film "The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue" (review here) on Blu-Ray in 2009. Other titles in the works include George Romero's original "The Crazies" and the original sleaze fest "The Toolbox Murders", not to mention "The Blood Spattered Bride", "The Prower", and of course "Maniac".
Blue Underground's release of "Zombie" was one of the best looking DVDs around, so it will be interesting to see how awesome their Blu-Rays look. First up will be the January 27 debut of "Dead and Buried" in the high-def format from the label. Dario Argento's "Bird with the Crystal Plumage" follows on February 24. Now we just need a high-def release of "Zombie" announced.
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