Posted Thu Jan 19, 2017 at 06:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The 1971 thriller is planned for a high-definition release in 2017.
In an early announcement to retailers, The American Genre Film Archive says 'The Zodiac Killer' will be available on Blu-ray later this year.
What kind of lunatic goes around cheerfully killing total strangers, then writes letters to newspapers taunting the police? Yup, the kind who also goes down to the basement, dons a ceremonial robe and prays to a plaster idol, "I am the Supreme Zodiac! All those I kill in this life will be my slaves when I am reborn in Paradise! Atlantis shall rise again!" Based on the still-unsolved "Zodiac" murders from 1966-1969, The Zodiac Killer is a tabloid blend of truth, fiction and sick humor "based on known facts."
*After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, AGFA purchased a 4K film scanner to create new digital transfers of titles from the Something Weird library. AGFA will begin distributing their new transfers theatrically and on home video in the summer of 2017. The Zodiac Killer will be the first of the newly restored titles to transition to Blu-ray.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Zodiac Killer' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under PENDING.
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