The John Carpenter revival continues with his version of Village of the Damned. The original was a horrific tale of a town with kids that were scary in their common look. This was a village that didn’t have a Hot Topic. Carpenter upped the ante on his village. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory with the details including the bonus features:
Highly-Anticipated Sci-fi Horror Cult Classic from World Renowned Director John Carpenter
SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS
VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED
COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY™
STARRING CHRISTOPHER REEVE, KIRSTIE ALLEY, LINDA KOZLOWSKI AND MICHAEL PARÉ
ARRIVES ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES EVERYWHERE ON APRIL 12, 2016
FROM SCREAM FACTORY™
Pre-order This Definitive Collector’s Edition Today!
Loyal fans of horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live) know well the terrifying tale from his 1995 science fiction-horror cult classic VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, directed by Carpenter and executive produced by Ted Vernon (Scarecrows), Shep Gordon (They Live) and Andre Blay (Prince of Darkness). The film stars Christopher Reeve (Superman), Kirstie Alley (Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan), Linda Kozlowski (Crocodile Dundee) and Michael Paré (The Lincoln Lawyer). On April 12, 2016, Scream Factory™ is proud to present John Carpenter’s VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™, packed with insightful bonus content including new interviews with director John Carpenter, producer Sandy King, make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero, actor Michael Paré and cast, Horror’s Hallowed Grounds featurette (revisiting the locations of the film) and much more!
Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this definitive collector’s edition contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art. A must-have for movie collectors, sci-fi horror enthusiasts and loyal fans, John Carpenter’s VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is priced to own at $34.93 SRP.
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From the master of suspense, John Carpenter, comes a chilling new version of the sci-fi classic. Something is terribly wrong in the tiny village of Midwich. After an unseen force invades a quiet coastal town, ten women mysteriously find themselves pregnant. Local physician Dr. Alan Chaffee (Christopher Reeve) and government scientist Dr. Susan Verner (Kirstie Alley) join forces when the women simultaneously give birth… and the reign of supernatural terror begins. In what The New York Times calls “one scarifying trip,” the people of Midwich must try to find a way to stop the unstoppable in the Village of the Damned.
UNIVERSAL PICTURES presents An ALPHAVILLE Production JOHN CARPENTER’S “VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED”
CHRISTOPHER REEVE KIRSTIE ALLEY LINDA KOZLOWSKI MICHAEL PARÉ
Music by JOHN CARPENTER & DAVE DAVIES Co-Producer DAVID CHACKLER Edited by EDWARD A. WARSCHILKA
Production Designer RODGER MAUS Director of Photography GARY B. KIBBE Co-Executive Producers JAMES JACKS SEAN DANIEL
Executive Producers TED VERNON SHEP GORDON ANDRE BLAY Screenplay by DAVID HIMMELSTEIN
Produced by MICHAEL PREGER SANDY KING Directed by JOHN CARPENTER
Special Visual Effects by INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC
A UNIVERSAL PICTURE
John Carpenter’s VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED Collector’s Edition Blu-ray
NEW It Takes A Village: The Making of Village of the Damned featuring interviews with director John Carpenter, producer Sandy King, actors Michael Pare, Peter Jason, Karen Kahn, Meredith Salenger, Thomas Dekker, Cody Dorkin, Lindsey Haun, Danielle Wiener-Keaton and make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero
NEW HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS – revisiting the locations of the film
NEW The Go To Guy: Peter Jason on John Carpenter
Vintage interviews featuring John Carpenter, Christopher Reeves, Kirstie Alley, Linda Kozlowski, Mark Hamill and Wolf Rilla (director of the original VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED)
Vintage Behind-the-scenes footage
Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS Master Audio 5.1/1995/Color/99 minutes/English Subtitles
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