'House on Straw Hill' and 'The House of Seven Corpses' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Apr 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT by

Two uncut and restored cult horror classics are coming to Blu-ray in June.

In an early announcement to retailers, Severin Films is bringing 'House on Straw Hill' to Blu-ray on June 11.

Banned in Britain as a Video Nasty for thirty years! A shockingly violent and erotic tale of seduction, brutality and revenge. Cult movie icon Udo Kier ('Mark of the Devil,' 'Flesh for Frankenstein') stars as a successful novelist suffering from writer's block, who rents a country cottage with his wife (British 70s sex sensation Fiona Richmond) in the hope of finding inspiration. But the arrival of a sensual secretary, played by Linda Hayden ('Blood on Satan's Claw,' 'Taste the Blood of Dracula') sets in motion a chain of events that culminate in an unrestrained explosion of sex and savagery. Film elements were long thought lost or destroyed on this sleazy gem but the original camera negative was unearthed in a barn in rural England and painstakingly restored for this first official uncut release anywhere in the world.

Specs have not been revealed yet, but supplements will include: director commentary; and cast & crew interviews.

Severin Films will also release 'The House of Seven Corpses' on the same date.

"Eight graves! Seven bodies!" screamed the ads, "One killer... and he's already dead!" Hollywood legends John Ireland ('Red River,' 'Satan's Cheerleaders'), John Carradine ('The Grapes of Wrath,' 'Vampire Hookers') and Howard Hughes' paramour Faith Domergue ('Cult of the Cobra,' 'This Island Earth') star in this much-loved '70s shocker about a film crew shooting an occult drama in a sinister manor with its own grisly history of family bloodshed. Previously released with often badly cropped, censored and muddy transfers, the film will finally be available in HD, transferred from original vault materials.

Exact specs are yet to be revealed, but supplements will include: an exclusive archive interview with legendary horror icon John Carradine; and a revealing new audio commentary with Co-Producer Gary Kent & Film Historian Lars Nilsen.

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $29.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'House on Straw Hill' and 'The House of Seven Corpses' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under June 11.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
House on Straw Hill (Blu-ray)
The House of Seven Corpses (Blu-ray)
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