Posted Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 08:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Four 1970s thrillers from director Pete Walker will be packaged together in a Blu-ray boxed set this November.
In an early announcement to retailers, Redemption is preparing 'The Pete Walker Collection' for Blu-ray on November 20.
'Die Screaming Marianne' (1971): Marianne (Susan George, 'Straw Dogs'), following the sudden death of her mother, stands to inherit the family fortune, along with several documents that could incriminate her corrupt judge of a father. Now, her sister and her father both want their hands on Marianne's inheritance and they'll stop at nothing, even murder, to get it!
'House of Whipcord' (1974): A beautiful model is taken prisoner and held in a bizarre private prison where ''immoral women'' are subjected to brutality and degradation. Stars Penny Irving, Patrick Barr and Barbara Markham.
'Schizo' (1976): A little girl watches helplessly as she is the sole witness to her mother's murder. Years later, that little girl has grown into the beautiful skating star Samantha Gray (Lynne Frederick). But after her wedding announcement is published in the local newspaper, a man who becomes more and more obsessed with her begins turning up everywhere she goes. Samantha's fear mounts as one by one her friends are murdered, and she becomes convinced that the stalker is no stranger! this suspenseful horror thriller was one of the early slasher films, rich with gore, an intriguing story, scenes reminiscent of Psycho and a twist ending considered so frightening that squeamish theater patrons were promised free smelling salts if they fainted!
'The Comeback' (1978): Seeking a little peace and quiet to write some new songs, a washed-up American singer (''The Love Boat'' theme crooner Jack Jones) moves into a secluded English house. But his mind isn't on a new romance when he's contacted by his ex-wife's ghost, whose clues about her murder lead Jones to a confrontation with the killer. Offbeat chiller also stars Pamela Stephenson ('Superman III,' ''Saturday Night Live''), David Doyle (''Charlie's Angels''), Holly Palance ('The Omen'). (aka ''The Day the Screaming Stopped'' and ''Encore'').
Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the 4-disc Blu-ray set is $89.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Pete Walker Collection' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 20.
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