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Vestron Video Collector’s Series has C.H.U.D. 2 and Return of Living Dead 3

Back in the glory days of VHS, there edges of the boxes featured the names of somewhat legendary distribution companies. Vestron Video. When the company arrived in 1981, it became a massive force in the ma and pa videostore world. They put out hundreds of titles. But things went back in the early ’90s when Blockbuster made home video all about major theatrical releases. Vestron closed down in 1992. Now the name is back thanks to Lionsgate launching the Vestron Video Collector’s Series. Chopping Mall and Blood Diner arrive September 27. The next entries of The Return of the Living Dead 3 and C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud are slated for November 22. Here’s the press release from Lionsgate:

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The Return of the Living Dead 3
Street Date: 11/22/16
Blu-ray™ SRP: $34.97

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Love never dies! The Vestron Video Collector’s Series goes beyond the grave when the zombie horror classic Return of the Living Dead 3 arrives on limited-edition Blu-ray™ for the first time on November 22 from Lionsgate. Watch all of the terror in high definition when Curt transforms his girlfriend into a flesh-eating monster after her accidental death, in order to fulfill their pact to love each other forever! The Return of the Living Dead 3 Blu-ray includes all-new special features, including an audio commentary with Actress Melinda Clarke and Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Rainone; a conversation with Director Brian Yuzna and Screenwriter John Penney; and interviews with Special Effects Artists Steve Johnson and Chris Nelson and Editor/Post-Production Supervisor Christopher Roth, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.97.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
In Return of the Living Dead: Part II, the chemical Trioxin turned people into flesh-eating zombies. Now, the government is trying to control these unstoppable cannibalistic killers in Return of the Living Dead 3. When a young man uses the chemical to bring his girlfriend back to life after a motorcycle accident, she is driven to eat the only thing that will nourish her…human brains! She tries to stop her own feeding frenzy but a chain reaction has already begun, as hordes of undead are unleashed from their graves!

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
· Audio Commentary with Director Brian Yuzna

· Audio Commentary with Actress Melinda Clarke and Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Rainone

· “Ashes to Ashes” – A Conversation with Director Brian Yuzna and Screenwriter John Penney

· “Living Dead Girl” – An Interview with Actress Melinda Clarke

· “Romeo Is Bleeding” – An Interview with Actor J. Trevor Edmond

· “Trimark & Trioxin” – Interviews with Production Excecutive David Tripet and Editor Chris Roth

· “The Resurrected Dead” – Interviews with Special Effects Designers Steve Johnson and Chris Nelson

· Still Gallery

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1992
Title Copyright: Return of the Living Dead 3 © 1992 Trimark Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Run Time: 97 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: Original 2.0 Stereo Audio

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C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud

Street Date: 11/22/16
Blu-ray™ SRP: $34.97

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers (C.H.U.Ds) return with a vengeance in high definition when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series resurrects C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud in limited edition Blu-ray™ on November 22 from Lionsgate. In the outrageous sequel to C.H.U.D., the half-dead decomposing humanoids, led by the suave and charming Bud, must be eliminated to halt the spreading plague in this classic horror satire. The C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud Blu-ray includes all-new special features, including an audio commentary with Director David Irving and interviews with Actor Gerrit Graham, Actress Tricia Leigh Fisher, and Special Effects Artist Allan Apone, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.97.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
Kevin, Steve, and Katie are an inseparable trio of friends doing some extracurricular snooping in the school science lab when, among the test tubes and beakers, they discover a corpse! But before they can say “Abra Cadaver,” the body disappears, rolling down Route 51 strapped to a gurney. The kids need a spare stiff, and fast. What they find is “Bud the Chud,” a half-dead decomposing humanoid, the result of a military experiment gone haywire. When Bud sets out on a killing spree, the kids, the Army, the police, and the FBI are hot on his trail, trying to save the entire town from becoming “Chudified!”

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
· Audio Commentary with Director David Irving

· Interview with Actor Gerrit Graham

· Interview with Actress Tricia Leigh Fisher

· Interview with Special Effects Artist Allan Apone

· Still Gallery

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1988
Title Copyright: C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud © 1988 Vestron Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Run Time: 85 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: Original 2.0 Stereo Audio

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