Thanks primarily to specialty genre companies like Scream Factory and Arrow Video, the last few years have seen dozens of long sought after horror titles finally make their way to Blu-Ray. Recently, a new player has emerged on the scene, that being Lionsgate’s revival of the classic Vestron Video label. Vestron 2.0 has already brought cult hits like Chopping Mall, Return of the Living Dead 3, and Waxwork/Waxwork II to Blu-Ray for the first time, and has now announced yet another 80’s classic for HD disc release.
Released to theaters in 1987, Tibor Takacs’ The Gate stars a young Stephen Dorff (Blade), who – along with his friends – inadvertently opens a gateway to Hell in his own backyard. While The Gate is hardly going to scare most adults, it’s an absolute blast for all ages, with the type of terrific practical effects work that you rarely see anymore. In addition to The Gate finally heading to Blu-Ray, the disc itself is bursting at the seams with extra features. Here’s the full list, as first revealed by Coming Soon.
- Audio Commentaries:
-Director Tibor Takacs, Writer Michael Nankin, and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook
-Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Craig Reardon, Special Effects Artist Frank Carere, and Matte Photographer Bill Taylor
- Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composers Michael Hoenig and J. Peter Robinson
-“The Gate: Unlocked”
-“From Hell It Came”
-“The Workman Speaks!”
-“Made in Canada”
-“From Hell: The Creatures & Demons of The Gate”
-“Making of The Gate”
- Teaser Trailer
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spot
- Storyboard Gallery
- Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery
And just like that another often requested cult classic has been scratched off the list of wanted horror Blu-Rays. The Gate arrives in stores on February 28th, 2017.