Monday, March 12, 2018

MVD Entertainment Group Restores Director Jim Wynorski’s The Return of the Swamp Thing For Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Release On May 8

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Once upon a time — in the swamp — a movie star was born!

MVD Entertainment Group announced this past week that the next installment in its popular MVD Rewind Collection will be the Blu-ray debut of director Jim Wynorski’s 1989 horror-in-the-bayou classic, The Return of the Swamp Thing.

This new 2K transfer arrives on May 8 as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack edition (a first for the Blu-ray format).

The Swamp Thing (aka: Dr. Alex Holland — played by Dick Durock) is back and there is a new terror in the bayou that comes in the form of Leechman, who makes quick work of five federal agents during the opening sequence (well, he has a little help).   But as deadly as this human hybrid might be, the mad scientists who are working on some miracle drug are far more deadly (and sinister).

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Dr. Anton Arcane (Louis Jourdan) — who transformed himself into a wolf-like creature and was killed off in the climatic battle with Swamp Thing in director Wes Craven’s 1982 original, Swamp Thing — has been resurrected (you can’t keep a good villain down) and is busy creating new creatures for his army of “Un-Men.”  Into this comes Abigail Arcane, his stepdaughter, played by none other than Heather Locklear, who makes her first theatrical starring appearance here … she was a TV star as Officer Stacy Sheridan in the series T.J. Hooker, but her cult performance in The Return of the Swamp Thing took her to the next level!!!

Abigail has arrived in the swamp to find out what happened to her mom, and just as quickly she becomes the target of Anton’s obsession … her blood, he needs her blood!!   Will Swamp Thing be her champion, or will the beautiful Heather Locklear be drained dry?   On May 8 grab your Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack edition and enjoy the action!

Bonus features include commentary from director Jim Wynorski (Not of This Earth, The Haunting of Morella, Munchie, etc.), plus there are three newly-filmed video sessions featuring Jim Wynorski, editor Leslie Rosenthal and composer Chuck Cirino. 

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

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