Monday, September 14, 2020

Full Moon Features Says That It Will Be Dec. 15 For The Release Of Uncut DVD And Blu-ray Editions Of Orgy Of The Living Dead

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Full Moon Features, with sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has tabbed Dec. 15 as the street for both DVD and Blu-ray editions of a newly remastered presentation — uncut for the first time in the United States (from the original 35mm negative) — of director Jose Luis Merino’s Orgy of the Living Dead.

Sources can be a little sketchy, but Box Office Magazine records that International Artists, an indie film distribution company found by Jerrold T. Brandt in early 1974 — to be headquartered in Mexico City — released, on a very limited basis, The Hanging Woman (a dubbed version of La Orgía de los Muertos, which literally translates as The Orgy of the Dead) in March of 1974.  

It then appears that International Artists vanished by the end of the year, but The Hanging Woman may have been resurrected for a brief theatrical run in 1975 … we skip ahead to the glory days of VHS and Wizard Video in 1984.  

This newly minted version of Orgy of the Living Dead clocks in at an additional three minutes in running time … it will be interesting to see what was cut from the original for the English-language dubbed version.


DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey



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