Posted Sun Feb 7, 2016 at 07:01 AM PST by Tom Landy
The 1982 horror cult classic will debut on Blu-ray in just a few weeks.
In an early announcement to retailers, Grindhouse Releasing will be releasing 'Pieces' on Blu-ray on March 1.
Directed by Juan Piquer Simón and starring Christopher George (Lucio Fulci’s CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, GRIZZLY, TV’s RAT PATROL), Edmund Purdom (DON’T OPEN TIL CHRISTMAS), Paul L. Smith (MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, David Lynch’s DUNE, and Robert Altman’s POPEYE) and Lynda Day George (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE), PIECES tells the story of a psychopathic killer stalking a Boston campus, brutally slaughtering nubile young college co-eds, collecting body parts from each victim to create the likeness of his mother who he savagely murdered with an axe when he was ten years old.
“We’ve had phenomenal response to our announcement of PIECES,” says Grindhouse Releasing theatrical director and publicist David Szulkin. “It’s been one of our most requested titles for the Blu-ray market, and already, in pre-orders alone PIECES ranked as one of Diabolik DVD’s top ten Blu-ray best-sellers of 2015. PIECES is also a real crowd-pleaser in theaters, and we will be screening it at midnight shows and on college campuses across the country to promote the Blu-ray, starting at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston (link) where the movie takes place.”
PIECES was a Variety Top 10 box office smash in its original release, debuting at #5 in its first week (ahead of RETURN OF THE JEDI at #6!). It has remained a favorite among connoisseurs of gore, including director Eli Roth who ranks PIECES as one of his top horror films of all time.
“We are very proud of this release, “ says Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski, an Academy Award-winning film editor whose credits include THE HURT LOCKER, SPIDER MAN 1, 2, & 3, ARMY OF DARKNESS, and the hit Starz TV series ASH VS. EVIL DEAD. “The stunning 4K masters, the incredible 42nd Street documentary produced by Calum Waddell and Naomi Holwill, the terrific new audio commentary by Jack Taylor, Jim Kunz' grueling 9 months of encoding, transcoding, authoring and menu design, the beautiful packaging by Tad Leger and Dan Harrington, and what we consider to be the coup of the century: the long-awaited, highly anticipated return of Rick Sullivan of GORE GAZETTE fame, contributing magnificent new liner notes to the release. We think it's our best release yet! “
The 3-Disc Deluxe Edition (Blu-ray + CD) will feature: TWO complete versions of this shocking gore classic; Brand new audio commentary by star Jack Taylor; Special 5.1 audio option - the Vine Theater Experience!; In-depth interviews with director Juan Piquer Simón and genre superstar Paul L. Smith; 42nd STREET MEMORIES; Extensive gallery of stills and poster art; Exhaustive filmographies; Liner notes by legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun and Rick Sullivan; BONUS CD - original soundtrack; AND OTHER SURPRISES!
Plus the first 3000 units will include an actual jigsaw puzzle! Strictly limited to 3000 units!
You can find the latest specs for 'Pieces' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under March 1.
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