Monday, February 25, 2013

Scream Factory announces 'From Beyond' extras

Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna are responsible for adapting two HP Lovecraft stories during the mid-'80s, Re-Animator and From Beyond. But while Re-Animator has had a number of releases, From Beyond is finally getting an HD transfer from the original negatives along with a boat load of bonus features from the good chaps at Scream! Factory. In a press release, we got the details on all the disc features and extra goodies!
This spring 2013, Scream Factory further invites horror enthusiasts and movie collectors to feast their eyes on more gory goodness and spark their senses when Don Coscarelli’s PHANTASM II Collector’s Edition unleashes on Blu-ray and DVD on March 5, 2013; and H.P. Lovecraft’s FROM BEYOND Collector’s Edition – Unrated Director’s Cut Blu-ray + DVD combo pack hits home entertainment shelves everywhere on March 26, 2013. 
Both movies debut for the first time on Blu-ray. Each collector’s edition feature anamorphic widescreen presentation, exciting bonus content, newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with theatrical key art and more! FROM BEYOND Collector’s Edition – Unrated Director’s Cut Blu-ray + DVD combo pack is priced to own at $29.93; PHANTASM II Collector’s Edition Blu-ray has a suggested retail price of $29.93 and $19.93 for the DVD.

**Avid horror movie fans and collectors take note: Those who pre-order PHANTASM II and/or FROM BEYOND from Scream Factory will receive the respective exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! Only 500 PHANTASM II posters will be printed, 300 posters for FROM BEYOND, so these are only available while supplies last.** 
FROM BEYOND Collector’s Edition – Unrated Director’s Cut:Humans are such easy prey.
H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale of suspense became "a grisly amalgam of sex, shock and satire" (Newsweek) in the hands of the creators of Re-Animator. And now, armed with shocking never-before-seen footage and special features and on Blu-ray for the first time, this "bloody good entertainment" (Time) has evolved into one of the most gruesomely riveting film experiences of all time!
The Resonator, a powerful machine that can control the sixth sense, has killed its creator and sent his associate into an insane asylum. But when a beautiful psychiatrist becomes determined to continue the experiment, she unwittingly opens the door to a hostile parallel universe... and to the deviant behavior within the human psyche. With its victims becoming creatures who feed on - and become aroused by - human brains, the Resonator is the ultimate man-made monster. And now something's gone horribly wrong and no one can turn it off! 
Special Features 
Audio Commentary with writer Dennis Paoli
MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS – A look at the film’s extensive Make-Up & Creature Effects with Special Effects Creators John Buechler, Anthony Doublin, John Naulin, and Mark Shostrom (20 mins)
PAGING DR. MCMICHAELS – An interview with Actress Barbara Crampton (15 mins)
A TORTURED SOUL – An interview with Actor Jeffrey Combs (15 mins)
AN EMPIRE PRODUCTION – An interview with Executive Producer Charles Band (5 mins) 
Audio Commentary with director Stuart Gordon and the cast
THE DIRECTOR’S PERSPECTIVE - interview with Stuart Gordon
THE EDITING ROOM: LOST AND FOUND - Gordon Stuart and MGM restoration team interview
Interview with composer Richard Band
Storyboard to Film Comparisons with Introduction
Two photo galleries  
-Andrew Peters