Coppola’s Dementia 13 gets Blu-Ray treatment.

Film Chest and Virgil Films & Entertainment have announced two films for Blu-ray release on April 26.

Dementia 13 and Poor Pretty Eddie will both be released as BD/DVD combo packs as well as being restored “from original 35mm elements.”

Dementia 13

Produced by Roger Corman as well as being Francis Ford Coppola’s first stab at a feature film, this 1963 horror thriller was shot for a budget of $42,000. The story follows a widower who has to convince her in-laws that her husband is still alive so she can collect his families inheritance.

Corman fought with Coppola over the initial length of the film and hired director Jack Hill to shoot additional scenes. For years it was thought that the film’s print had been lost.

Special features include:

* Before-and-after film restoration demo
* Trailer

Poor Pretty Eddie

This 1975 example of “hicksploitation” cinema (films exploiting stereotypical depictions of backwood Whites in south) is about a jazz singer whose car breaks down near an isolated lodge run by a faded starlet and a young, homicidal Elvis impersonator.

Special features include:

* Commentary with cinematographer David Worth and cult film historian Joe Rubin
* Before-and-after film restoration demo
* Trailer

List price for 13 has been set at $15.99. Eddie will be $19.99.

source: blu-ray.com

Tags: ,