'The Burning: Collector's Edition' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST by

The 1981 cult horror classic debuts on Blu-ray this May.

In an early announcement to retailers, Scream Factory will release 'The Burning: Collector's Edition' on Blu-ray on May 21.

A group of summer camp pranksters get the scare of their lives when they target the camp's creepy caretaker...and he takes bloody revenge! "Gruesome" (The Hollywood Reporter) and "stomach-churning" (Boxoffice), this terrifying tale is "a brilliant slasher flick [and] gory as hell" (slasherpool.com)!

After a cruel joke goes awry, severely burning him and subjecting him to five years of intensive, unsuccessful skin graft treatments, Cropsy (Lou David) is back at camp...and ready to wreak havoc on those who scarred him! With his hedge clippers in hand, he terrorizes the camp and systematically mutilates each victim. Can a few courageous campers save themselves and destroy this demented madman before he kills them all?

Starring Brian Matthews ('Crime Stopper'), Leah Ayres ('Bloodsport'), Brian Backer ('Fast Times At Ridgemont High'), Larry Joshua ('Dances With Wolves') and featuring early film appearances by Fisher Stevens ('Short Circuit'), Jason Alexander ('Seinfeld') and Holly Hunter ('Raising Arizona'), 'The Burning' is a “grim and nasty movie [that] gets under your skin” (efilmcritic.com)!

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio Mono soundtrack, and supplements include: Audio Commentary with director Tony Maylam, moderated by Alan Jones; Blood n Fire Memories; a reversible cover; and more!

Avid movie fans and collectors take note: those who order 'The Burning Collector’s Edition' Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack from ShoutFactory.com will receive the exclusive 18”x 24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! Only 300 posters will be printed, so these are only available while supplies last.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.93.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Burning: Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 21.

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The Burning: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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