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Vestron Horror Classics PARENTS & THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM Arrive on Blu-ray January 31st!

Lair-of-the-White-WormAfter taking December off, Vestron Video is getting back to work in January.  The first 2017 releases from the hot new cult release label with be the horror comedy Parents and the Ken Russell film The Lair Of The White Worm.  Both were hotly requested titles for years and ones that most people just sort of accepted would never get to Blu-ray.  Well, pigs are flying and they are flying high as these will be getting the coveted suped up bonus feature treatment when they release on January 31st.  Lionsgate is really doing great work here and hopefully people are showing their appreciation with their wallets for them to continue.  I also hear we are in for a big treat in February, though I don’t know what it is.

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There’s a new name for terror when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series brings the family back together in Parents, coming to limited-edition Blu-ray on January 31 from Lionsgate. In this black-comedy horror classic, a young boy in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers. The Parents Blu-ray includes all-new special features, including an audio commentary with director Bob Balaban and producer Bonnie Palef and interviews with screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne and actress Mary Beth Hurt.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

Meet the Laemles. Dad’s got a great job, mom has all the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask for, and ten-year-old Michael has great new friends and two parents who kill him with kindness. They’re the all-American family . . . or are they? Michael can’t figure out why his family serves leftovers every night. “Leftovers? Well, what were they before they were leftovers?” questions young Michael. “Leftovers-to-be,” smiles dad. Dad’s bringing home the bacon . . . and a whole lot more! Michael’s parents are getting away with murder — making home where the horror is! 

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

·       Audio Commentary with Director Bob Balaban and Producer Bonnie Palef

·       Isolated Score Selections/Audio Interview with Composer Jonathan Elias

·       Featurettes:

o   “Leftovers to Be” with Screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne

o   “Mother’s Day” with Actress Mary Beth Hurt

o   “Inside Out” with Director of Photography Robin Vidgeon

o   “Vintage Tastes” with Decorative Consultant Yolando Cuomo

·       Theatrical Trailer

·       Radio Spots

·       Still Gallery

Year of Production: 1988

Title Copyright: Parents © 1988 Vestron Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R

Genre: Horror

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: English SDH

Feature Run Time: 82 Minutes

Blu-ray™ Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation

Blu-ray™ Audio: Original 2.0 Stereo Audio

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A terrifying English legend returns when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series brings the British horror classic The Lair of the White Wormto limited-edition Blu-ray™ on January 31 from Lionsgate. In a remote corner of England’s Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed, then quickly stolen for use in worshiping a pagan god, the White Worm. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, and starring Hugh Grant, the restored and remastered The Lair of the White Worm Blu-ray has all-new special features, including an audio commentary with Director Ken Russell and Lisi Russell and an interview with actress Sammi Davis. 

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

Hugh Grant, Amanda Donohoe, and Catherine Oxenberg star in this mix of heart-stopping horror and campy humor. James D’Ampton (Grant) returns to his country castle in England. Legend has it that James’s distant ancestor once slayed the local dragon — a monstrous white worm with a fondness for the sweet flesh of virgins. The young lord dismisses the legend as folklore, until archaeology student Angus Flint explores James’s property and unearths a massive reptilian skull and a pagan snake god’s ancient site of worship. When James’s virtuous girlfriend, Eve Trent (Oxenberg), suddenly disappears, James and Angus set out to investigate the foreboding cavern said to be the worm’s lair, where a centuries-old mystery begins to uncoil.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

·       Audio Commentary with Director Ken Russell

·       Audio Commentary with Lisi Russell, in conversation with Film Historian Matthew Melia

·       “Worm Food: The Effects of The Lair of the White Worm” Featurette

·       “Cutting For Ken” – An Interview with Editor Peter Davies

·       “Mary, Mary” – An Interview with Actress Sammi Davis

·       Trailers From Hell featuring an introduction and commentary with Producer Dan Ireland

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 1987

Title Copyright: Lair of the White Worm © 1988 Vestron Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R

Genre: Horror

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: English SDH

Feature Run Time: 94 minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen 1.78:1 Presentation

Blu-ray Audio: Original 2.0 Stereo Audio

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Writer/Reviewer, lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash, Brandon hosts the Cult Cinema Cavalcade podcast on the Creative Zombie Studios Network (www.cultcinemacavalcade.com) You can also find more essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

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