Vinegar Syndrome announced its February slate of new film restorations for the DVD and Blu-ray market place this past week. The release date for the four-SKU mix will be Feb. 28.
Leading the charge is a new 2K restoration (from original 35mm film elements) of writer/director Rick Roessler’s 1987 gore delight, Slaughterhouse, which will be available as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.
During the late summer of 1987, the film got a limited theatrical break and then headed to the home entertainment market place as a VHS rental from Nelson Entertainment (aka: Embassy Home Entertainment). Some how fly-by-night indie EPI got a hold of it for the DVD arena back in 2005 and then gone, poof!
Now this father and son slasher flick, starring Don Barrett (Hobgoblins) as Lester Bacon — the proud owner of a run-down meat packing plant — and his mountain-sized son, Buddy (played by Joe B. Barton), will be available for genre fans to once again savor … and it has never looked so good!
Poor Lester, he was a craftsman, but his slaughterhouse ran into financial problems, closed down and the creditors are after their cash and plan to foreclose on the place, appropriately named The Bacon Slaughterhouse! No problem, his demented son, who is already into hacking up local teens (a certain sexual tension involved there), can take care of those who would tear down his legacy … put them on the list! Chop! Chop! Chop!
Oh, but it gets better, the local sheriff’s daughter, Liz (Sherry Bendorf Leigh — who became an award-winning stunt person), wants to shoot a horror flick — with her friends — in the abandon meat packing plant. Can you say “Chop! Chop! Chops!” Yup, them too … creditors and teens all meet a grisly end at The Bacon Slaughterhouse courtesy of this father and son team.
Bonus nuggets include a commentary option from filmmaker Rick Roessler, producer Jerry Encoe and production designer Michael Scaglione, a newly-prepared video session with actress Sherry Bendorf Leigh (as Liz Borden), a pair of featurettes — “Making a Low Budget Indie” and “Producing Slaughterhouse” — and more!
Also on the Blu-ray release calendar from Vinegar Syndrome on Feb. 28 is a new 2K restoration (from 35mm vault elements) of adult filmmaker Alex de Renzy’s 1977 film release of Babyface.
Bonus goodies a video session with actress Molly Seagrim and Alex de Renzy’s short film, Parochial Passion Princess.
Rounding out the Feb. 28 selections are the newest edition to Vinegar Syndrome’s popular “Peekarama” adult double-bill DVD series, Peekarama: The Night Bird and Night of the Spanish Fly, and director Bob Chinn’s 1977 film release of The Love Slaves (a new 2K restoration from 35mm archival elements).