'Dementia 13' and 'Poor Pretty Eddie' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Mar 23, 2011 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Two classic cult horror films are coming at the end of April.

In an early announcement to retailers, Film Chest and Virgil Films & Entertainment has revealed the 1963 filn 'Dementia 13' for Blu-ray on April 26.

Considered Coppola’s first mainstream, “legitimate” directorial effort, this gothic psychological thriller – based on a story idea Corman penned in one night – was shot for a budget of $42,000. The majority of the American actors were college pals of Coppola, many of whom paid their own way to Ireland for the opportunity to appear in a film. Although Coppola promised “lots of sex and violence,” Corman later battled with Coppola and hired director Jack Hill to shoot additional scenes of carnage. For years, it was rumored that the film’s print had mysteriously disappeared. Now, Film Chest makes Dementia 13 available to fans, restored and in HD for the first time ever!

'Dementia 13,' restored from original 35mm elements, is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 and 5.1 surround sound. Enclosed is a Collectible postcard reproduction of the original movie poster. Special features include Spanish subtitles, before-and-after film restoration demo and trailer.

The distributor will also be bringing 'Poor Pretty Eddie' to Blu-ray on the same date.

A true gem of “hicksploitation” cinema –horror films exploiting stereotypical depictions of backwood Whites of the rural American south – 'Poor Pretty Eddie' (1975) both relishes and ravishes the genre and is sure to appeal to aficionados of ’70s, grindhouse celluloid.

'Poor Pretty Eddie,' restored from the original 35mm film master, is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 and 5.1 surround sound mix. Enclosed is a collectible postcard reproduction of the original movie poster. Special features include commentary with cinematographer David Worth and cult film historian Joe Rubin; Spanish subtitles; before-and-after film restoration demo; and trailer.

Suggested list price for 'Dementia 13' is $15.99 and 'Poor Pretty Eddie' is $19.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Dementia 13' and 'Poor Pretty Eddie' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under April 26.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Dementia 13 (Blu-ray)
Poor Pretty Eddie (Blu-ray)
Tags: Disc Announcements, Film Chest/Virgil Films (all tags)