1994’s ‘Cemetery Man’ Among Horror Titles Due on Disc May 28 From Severin and MVD

1994’s ‘Cemetery Man’ Among Horror Titles Due on Disc May 28 From Severin and MVD

A slew of horror films including Cemetery Man (1994) and the drama The Devil’s Honey (1986) are due on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Blu-ray Disc May 28 from Severin Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

Cemetery Man, an Italian horror film from director Michele Soavi, is available both on Blu-ray Disc and fully restored on 4K Ultra HD for the first time. In the film, Rupert Everett stars as cemetery watchman Francesco Dellamorte, tasked with dispatching the recently deceased when they rise from their graves. But when he falls in love with a beautiful young widow (Anna Falchi), will his resurrected lust for life become greater than his bond with death? François Hadji-Lazaro (The City of Lost Children) co-stars in the erotic romantic existential black comedy zombie gorefest, with a Soavi-approved 4K scan from the Cinecittà negative and more than three hours of special features, including new interviews with Soavi and Everett. Special features also include audio commentary by Soavi and screenwriter Gianni Romoli, an interview with actress Anna Falchi, and an archival making-of featurette.

Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker (1981), available on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD, is a violent, psychosexual grindhouse shocker directed by a veteran of “I Love Lucy” and starring a frequently shirtless former teen idol. Jimmy McNichol stars as an orphaned high-school student raised by his strangely overprotective aunt (Susan Tyrrell of Fat City fame) who becomes implicated in a grisly murder investigated by a psychotic police detective (Bo Svenson of Inglorious Bastards). Emmy nominee Julia Duffy (“Newhart”) and Bill Paxton (in one of his first film roles) co-star in this former DPP 39 Video Nasty — also known as Night Warning — with a new HD scan from the original camera negative and six hours of new and archival special features. Extras include audio commentary with McNichol; audio commentary with co-writer/producer Steve Breimer and co-writer Alan Jay Glueckman, moderated by Mondo Digital’s Nathaniel Thompson; audio commentary with co-producer and unit production manager Eugene Mazzola; “Extreme Prejudice,” an interview with Svenson; “Point and Shoot,” an interview with director of photography Robbie Greenberg; “Family Dynamics,” an interview with editor Ted Nicolaou; cast and crew interviews with actors McNichol, Susan Tyrrell and Steve Eastin, make-up artist Allan A. Apone, and producer Steve Breimer; the trailer; and a TV spot.

Available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time is Cathy’s Curse (1977) with the director’s cut and American ‘R’-rated release versions. In the film in 1947, a young girl is roasted alive in a car accident. Thirty years later, her grown brother returns to their childhood home with his mentally unstable wife and sweet daughter Cathy. When the dead aunt’s vengeful spirit possesses the child, it unleashes an unnerving nightmare of creepy mediums, demonic dolls, and plenty of sick ’70s foul-mouthed moppet mayhem. Both versions are scanned in 4K from the recently discovered negatives with more than two hours of special features. Extras include audio commentary by Fangoria contributor Brian Collins and filmmaker Simon Barrett (U.S. cut only); “Tricks and Treats,” an interview with director Eddy Matalon; “Cathy’s Daddy — Alan Scarfe Remembers Cathy’s Curse“; “Cathy & Mum,” an interview with actress Randi Allen and costume designer Joyce Allen; an introduction to the Cinematic Void/American Cinematheque screening by Brian Collins; theatrical trailers; and a booklet by Simon Barrett and Brian Collins.

Director Sergio Martino (All the Colors of the Dark) combines a monster reptile with an all-star Euro-cult cast for an Italian jungle carnage movie in The Great Alligator (1979), available on Blu-ray and on 4K Ultra HD for the first time. In the film, at the opening of a tropical resort, a photographer (Claudio Cassinelli of Slave of the Cannibal God), an anthropologist (Barbara Bach of The Spy Who Loved Me) and an arrogant hotelier (Mel Ferrer of Eaten Alive!) are besieged by hostile natives, obnoxious tourists and a gargantuan river beast that intends to devour them all. Romano Puppo (Robowar), Richard Johnson (Zombie) and Silvia Collatina (The House by the Cemetery) co-star in the film newly scanned in 4K from the original negative. Extras include “Down by the River,” an interview with director Sergio Martino; “Minou,” an interview with actress Silvia Collatina; “Beware of the Gator,” an interview with camera operator Claudio Morabito; “Later Alligator,” an interview with production designer Antonello Geleng; “Underwater,” an interview with underwater camera operator Gianlorenzo Battaglia; “3 Friends and an Alligator,” a discussion with cinematographer Giancarlo Ferrando, production designer Antonello Geleng and special effects supervisor Paolo Ricci; “Paradise House: Christianity and the Natural World in The Great Alligator,” a video essay By Lee Gambin, author of Massacred by Mother Nature; “Alligator Land,” in which Antonello Geleng shares original production drawings; and the trailer.

Finally, available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time is The Devil’s Honey (1986). Director Lucio Fulci takes on the erotic thriller genre and unleashes an onslaught of glossy depravity. Brett Halsey (Demonia), Corinne Cléry (The Story of O) and Blanca Marsillach (Flesh+Blood) star, and Stefano Madia (Body Count), Bernard Seray (Hell of the Living Dead) and Fulci himself co-star in this classic ’80s thriller (also known as Dangerous Obsession) about a young woman who abducts a doctor she holds responsible for the death of her boyfriend and subjects him to unspeakable acts. The film is scanned in 4K from the original negative. Extras include “Sax, Lies and Videotape,” a new interview with actress Blanca Marsillach; an archival audio interview with director Lucio Fulci by Michele Romagnoli; “The Devil’s Halsey,” an interview with actor Brett Halsey; “Wild Flower,” an interview with actress Corinne Cléry; “Producing Honey,” an interview with producer Vincenzo Salviani; “The Devil’s Sax,” an interview with composer Claudio Natili; Stephen Thrower, author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci, on The Devil’s Honey; “Fulci’s Honey,” an audio essay by Troy Howarth, author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films; an alternate opening; and the trailer.

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