Monday, August 22, 2016

Arrow Video Selects Oct. 25 For The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Release Of The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Arrow Video, with domestic sales and distribution provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has something very, very special planned for Oct. 25 — just in time for Halloween!

This would be a 17-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (nine Blu-ray discs and eight DVDs) showcasing 14 blood-drenched films — newly restored — from horror impresario, Herschell Gordon Lewis.   The collection is titled appropriately enough, The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast.

What better place to begin — when describing what a marvelous collection Arrow Video has assemble here — than with his summer of 1963 micro-budget masterpiece, Blood Feast, which literally kicked off a brand new sub-genre of horror films … SPLATTER!   

Each of the Blu-ray and DVD discs in the collection are presented as double-features.  As an example, Blood Feast is teamed with the lurid teen-sexploitation/blackmail film, Scum of the Earth.   And, Lewis provides newly-filmed introductions to all of the movies in the collection.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyAs to bonus goodies for Blood Feast, there is commentary featuring Lewis and long-time producer/partner David F. Friedman, outtakes, the featurette titled “Blood Perceptions” and archival video sessions with Lewis.   Friedman provides commentary on Scum of the Earth, plus there is a short film titled “Carving Magic.”

Other double-bills in this must-owned collection are: Two Thousand Maniacs! and Moonshine Mountain (both from 1964); Color Me Blood Red (1965) and Something Weird (1967); The Gruesome Twosome (1967) is teamed with A Taste of Blood (both were released in 1967);  She-Devils on Wheels is with Just for the Hell of It (both are from 1968); How to Make a Doll (1968) and The Wizard of Gore (1970); and lastly, This Stuff’ll Kill Ya! (1971) is joined by The Gore Gore Girls (1972).

There are numerous featurettes and video sessions, plus nearly all of the film in this collection feature commentary options.   

For greater detail on each film in the collection please visit: MVD Link.

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