Posted Tue Mar 8, 2016 at 08:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The 1995 horror flick starring Christopher Reeve and Kirstie Alley will possess Blu-ray in 2016.
As previously reported, Scream Factory will be releasing 'Village of the Damned: Collector's Edition' on Blu-ray later this year, and now the date has been set for April 12.
An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realise that the kids are not human or humane.
Loyal fans of horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live) know well the terrifying tale from his 1995 science fiction-horror cult classic VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, directed by Carpenter and executive produced by Ted Vernon (Scarecrows), Shep Gordon (They Live) and Andre Blay (Prince of Darkness). The film stars Christopher Reeve (Superman), Kirstie Alley (Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan), Linda Kozlowski (Crocodile Dundee) and Michael Paré (The Lincoln Lawyer).
From the master of suspense, John Carpenter, comes a chilling new version of the sci-fi classic. Something is terribly wrong in the tiny village of Midwich. After an unseen force invades a quiet coastal town, ten women mysteriously find themselves pregnant. Local physician Dr. Alan Chaffee (Christopher Reeve) and government scientist Dr. Susan Verner (Kirstie Alley) join forces when the women simultaneously give birth... and the reign of supernatural terror begins. In what The New York Times calls "one scarifying trip," the people of Midwich must try to find a way to stop the unstoppable in the Village of the Damned.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: NEW It Takes A Village: The Making of Village of the Damned featuring interviews with director John Carpenter, producer Sandy King, actors Michael Pare, Peter Jason, Karen Kahn, Meredith Salenger, Thomas Dekker, Cody Dorkin, Lindsey Haun, Danielle Wiener-Keaton and make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero; NEW HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS - revisiting the locations of the film; NEW The Go To Guy: Peter Jason on John Carpenter; Vintage interviews featuring John Carpenter, Christopher Reeves, Kirstie Alley, Linda Kozlowski, Mark Hamill and Wolf Rilla (director of the original VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED); Vintage Behind-the-scenes footage; Theatrical Trailer; and Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery.
You can find the latest specs for 'Village of the Damned: Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under April 12.
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