It’s that marvelous time of year of gift giving and gift receiving, and the best kind of presents that horror fans could ask for are coming: collector’s blu-ray releases! We’ve covered some previous releases from Vestron’s line of blu-rays, and the fans are more than happy to have some seriously underrated and cult classics given updated transfers. The fine folks at Vestron Video Collector’s Series have just announced they will be releasing the cult classics Parents and Ken Russell’s The Lair Of The White Worm on proper high-definition home video!
Synopsis: James D’Ampton (Grant) returns to his country castle in England. Legend has it that James’ distant ancestor once slayed the local dragon- a monstrous white worm with a fondness for the sweet flesh of virgins. The young Lord dismisses the legend as folklore, until archaeology student, Angus Flint, unearths a massive reptilian skull and the ancient worship site of a pagan snake god on James’ property. When James’ virtuous girlfriend, Eve (Oxenburg), suddenly disappears, he and Angus set out to investigate the foreboding cavern said to be the worm’s lair where a centuries-old mystery begins to uncoil.
- Two Audio Commentaries: Director Ken Russell, Lisi Russell, in conversation with Film Historian Matthew Melia
- ‘Worm Food: The Effects of The Lair of the White Worm’ featurette
- ‘Cutting for Ken’ an Interview with Editor Peter Davies
- ‘Mary, Mary’ an interview with Actress Sammi Davis
- ‘Trailers from Hell’ featuring Producer Dan Ireland
- Theatrical Trailers
- Still Gallery
Synopsis: Meet the Laemles- and taste the terror in this black comedy, Dad’s (Randy Quaid) got a great job, Mom (Mary Beth Hurt) hasall the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask for, and ten-year-old Michael (Brian Madorsky) has neat new friends and two parents that kill him with kindness. They’re the all-American family of 1954…with one small exception.
Audio Commentary with Director Bob Balaban and Producer Bonnie Palef
Isolated Score Selections/Audio Interviw with Composer Jonathan Elias
- ‘Leftovers To Be’ with Screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne
- ‘Mother’s Day’ with Actress Mary Beth Hurt
- ‘Inside Out’ with Director of Photography Robin Vidgeon
- ‘Vintage Tastes’ with Decorative Consultant Yolando Cuomo
Original Theatrical Trailer