'Lifeforce: Collector's Edition' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST by

Tobe Hooper's 1985 cult classic will invade Blu-ray at the end of April!

In an early announcement to retailers, Scream Factory is preparing 'Lifeforce: Collector's Edition' for Blu-ray on April 30.

From the director of 'Poltergeist' and the co-writer of 'Alien' comes a thrilling sci-fi adventure of explosive action and pulse-pounding suspense! With mind-blowing special effects by Academy Award® winner John Dykstra (1977 Best Visual Effects, 'Star Wars'), 'Lifeforce' is a gripping mélange of genres that’s “so bizarre, it’s fascinating” (Leonard Maltin)!

A mission to investigate Halley's Comet discovers an even stranger phenomenon: an alien spacecraft! Following a deadly confrontation, the aliens arrive on Earth, where their seductive leader begins a terrifying campaign to drain the lifeforce of everyone she encounters. Her victims, in turn, continue the cycle, and soon the entire planet is in mortal danger. And when the mission's sole survivor (Steve Railsback – 'The Stunt Man') sets out to destroy her, he comes face to face with the most charming - and horrifying – being he's ever known. Will he be able to destroy the lovely vampiress...or will he become yet another victim of her fatal charm?

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will include both the rare theatrical and international cuts of the film and will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: New Audio Commentary with Director Tobe Hooper; New Retrospective with Cast & Crew including Star Steve Railsback, Director Tobe Hooper and others; Original vintage "Making-Of Lifeforce" Featurette; Original Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot; Still Gallery; and more to be announced!

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.93, but the Blu-ray can currently be pre-ordered from Shout Factory for $21.95 and the first 300 orders will receive a limited edition 18x24 poster!

You can find the latest specs for 'Lifeforce: Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 30.

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Lifeforce: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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