December 13, 2021
Blue Underground and MVD Entertainment Group Jan. 18 will release The Toolbox Murders, Dennis Donnelly’s notorious 1978 exploitation classic, on 4K Ultra HD with a new Blu-ray combo that has been scanned in 4K 16-bit from the uncut original negative.
In the horror film, a violent string of murders terrorizes a small apartment complex in Los Angeles. The culprit is a mysterious masked man determined to use every tool at his disposal to make “immoral” women pay. Rooted in the Italian giallo, The Toolbox Murders quickly earned a reputation for its brutal violence and was labeled a “Video Nasty” in the United Kingdom. Despite this failed attempt at censorship, The Toolbox Murders has developed a devoted cult following in the decades following its release.
The Toolbox Murders stars Pamelyn Ferdin, genre favorite Cameron Mitchell, “Land of the Lost” star Wesley Eure, Aneta Corsaut and adult film star Kelly Nichols.
Extras include a video essay, a look back at the career of Mitchell, a new audio commentary with film historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson, and interviews with director Donnelly and stars Eure and Nichols.