For several years now, Scream Factory has made it a tradition to announce multiple new titles for Blu-Ray during the annual San Diego Comic-Con event. That tradition continued this year, with Warner Archive also getting on the Blu-Ray announcement action. A full round-up of everything coming is below.
On the Warner Archive front, three titles were announced, the most notable being Jack Sholder’s 1987 sci-fi/horror cult classic The Hidden. The film stars Twin Peaks’ Kyle McLachlan as an alien lawman who teams up with a human cop (Michael Nouri) in order to track down a body-hopping extraterrestrial psycho.
Also on their way from Warner Archive are the 1968 schlock-fest The Green Slime, and John Landis’ vampire horror/comedy Innocent Blood. The latter will be presented in a never before seen extended cut. Release dates and special features list for the Warner titles have yet to be revealed.
As for Scream Factory, on November 7th, the company will bring both Darkman II: The Return of Durant and Darkman III: Die Darkman Die to Blu-Ray for the first time. This completes the trilogy after Scream’s prior release of the original Darkman. Then, on November 17th, comes 1958 mad scientist flick Attack of the Puppet People.
Headed our way in 2018 from Scream are sure to be stacked collector’s editions of big-name titles Misery, The Strangers, Drag Me to Hell, and Silent Night, Deadly Night. SNDN is especially due for an upgrade, as the previous disc from Anchor Bay quickly became known for sporting one of the most abysmal HD transfers out there.
Also coming in 2018 from Scream are three more obscure titles: the 1989 Jean-Claude Van Damme post-apocalypse thriller Cyborg, 1969’s Eye of the Cat, and director John Hough’s 1988 American Gothic, starring The Amityville Horror’s Rod Steiger and The Munsters’ Yvonne DeCarlo.