The distributor has dated two horror flicks for December.
'Pulse' - Award-winning filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa delivered one of the finest entries in the "J-Horror" cycle of films with this moody and spiritually terrifying film that delivers existential dread along with its frights. Setting his story in the burgeoning internet and social media scene in Japan, Kurosawa's dark and apocalyptic film foretells how technology will only serve to isolate us as it grows more important to our lives.
A group of young people in Tokyo begin to experience strange phenomena involving missing co-workers and friends, technological breakdown, and a mysterious website which asks the compelling question, "Do you want to meet a ghost?" After the unexpected suicides of several friends, three strangers set out to explore a city which is growing more empty by the day, and to solve the mystery of what lies within a forbidden room in an abandoned construction site, mysteriously sealed shut with red packing tape.
Featuring haunting cinematography by Junichiro Hayashi (Ring, Dark Water), a dark and unsettling tone which lingers long after the movie is over, and an ahead-of-its-time story which anticipates 21st century disconnection and social media malaise, Pulse is one of the greatest and most terrifying achievements in modern Japanese horror, and a dark mirror for our contemporary digital world.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a Japanese DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: New interview with writer/director Kiyoshi Kurosawa; New interview with cinematographer Junichiro Hayashi; The Horror of Isolation: a new video appreciation featuring Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett (Blair Witch, You re Next); Archive Making of documentary, plus four archive behind-the-scenes featurettes; Premiere footage from the Cannes Film Festival; Cast and crew introductions from opening day screenings in Tokyo; Trailers and TV Spots; and Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tommy Pocket.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.
'Creepshow 2' - Horror titans George A. Romero and Stephen King deliver yet another fiendish selection of blood-curdling tales in Creepshow 2 now newly remastered in 2K!
In Old Chief Wood'nhead, a group of young hoodlums face retribution from an unlikely source after looting a local hardware store. Meanwhile, The Raft sees a group of horny teens wishing they'd read the warning signs first before taking a dip in a remote lake. Finally, an uptight businesswoman finds herself with some unwanted company following a hit-and-run incident in The Hitch-hiker.
Whilst retaining the EC comic book flavour that made the original such a hit, Creepshow 2, this time directed by long-time Romero collaborator Michael Gornick, is a decidedly darker and grimmer affair than its predecessor and remains one of the greatest horror anthologies of all time.
Specs have not been announced yet, but supplements will include: Audio Commentary with director Michael Gornick, moderated by Perry Martin; Nightmares in Foam Rubber featurette with special make-up effects artists Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero; My Friend Rick Berger on working with make-up legend Rick Baker; Behind-the-Scenes Footage; Trailers and TV Spots; Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Mike Saputo; and Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth (first pressing only).
In addition, a Limited Edition version will be released as well with a Creepshow 2: Pinfall limited edition booklet featuring the never-before-seen comic adaptation of this unfilmed Creepshow 2 segment by artist Jason Mayoh.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95. Suggested list price for the Limited Edition Blu-ray is $39.95
You can find the latest specs for 'Pulse' and 'Creepshow 2' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under December 6 and December 13.