Mel and Uncle Leo made a slasher film? Frightening as that sounds, it is real. Blood and Lace put these two on the suspect trail for the killer that’s tormenting Melody Patterson. This American International Pictures release was one fans wanted out as part of the Midnite Movies DVDs. But it never left the vault. Now Scream Factory is bringing it out in time for the holidays. The Blu-ray and commentary track should make those who waited feel rewarded when they press play. Here’s the press release:
Scream Factory Presents Blood and Lace
On Blu-ray + DVD November 24, 2015
For the first time ever on a home entertainment format!
She searched through the dark corridors of the unknown, only to find… the unbearable. Available for the first time on a home entertainment format, the 1971 cult favorite Blood and Lace is a twisted tale of horror frequently cited as a precursor to the slasher films of the late 70s and early 80s. On November 24, 2015, the long-lost film released theatrically from American International Pictures is finally available for horror fans on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack, complete with bonus features including a brand new high definition transfer and new audio commentary with film historian Richard Harland Smith.
After her mother’s brutal murder at the hands of a hammer-wielding maniac, teenaged Ellie Masters (Melody Patterson) is suddenly orphaned. She is sent to a home for children run by the enigmatic Mrs. Deere (Gloria Grahame, a 1952 Best Supporting Actress Academy Award® winner for her role in The Bad and The Beautiful), in spite of the concern that Ellie will be the newest target of her mother’s killer. But as terror strikes again and again, it becomes unclear who might be the bigger threat to Ellie’s life: the mysterious murderer with a hammer…or her sadistic new caretaker.
With borderline insane plot twists, and some unexpected performances by two faces familiar to fans of classic sitcoms – Vic Tayback (“Mel” from Alice) and Len Lesser (“Uncle Leo” from Seinfeld) – this little-known horror gem is a jolting, terror-filled thriller you’ve got to see to believe.
· Brand New High-Definition transfer
· New Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith
· Alternate Opening Title
· Original Theatrical Trailer
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