Friday, May 8, 2009

Mark Sawicki supervises and brings his "monster" for one of our upcoming titles!



Mark Sawicki, a well-established spfx expert in Hollywood, was kind enough to come in and help us supervise a telecine of a cult monster film he did many years ago, and he even brought the monster with him! We found the only surviving 16mm elements of this 1980 monster film (it was shot in 16mm) and we did a new 16x9 widescreen 1:78 transfer (as requested by the director) mastered in Hi-Def! We will be doing an audio commentary with Mark, Chris Huntley, and the elusive director coming soon. We will also include 6 short films they have done in USC. This is a rare, cool 80's monster flick you should definitely check out. Don't be afraid. It's only a movie. We are shooting for a August 18th street date.

7 comments:

Sehnzeleid said...

1985's The StrangenessExcellent!

Dick said...

Fuck yeah. The vulva monster from The Strangeness.

Daliah Lavi said...

I hope you guys go for a dual sided cover, featuring the cool UK pre cert artwork.

http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/showimage.aspx?gid=320219&ppid=1122&image=240269906&images=240269906&formats=0&format=0

Anonymous said...

That's cool UK vhs art. Better than the US video art. Maybe they will use the UK art. I don't think this movie got a theatrical release so there would be no theatrical poster art.

delicreep said...

Wow! What a great surprise!

The Strangeness was one of a bunch of tapes I bought from a dollar store about 7 years ago. I really liked what I was watching, until my VCR ate the tape.

I'm looking forward to seeing this flick remastered, and the extras sound great. I never thought that The Strangeness would ever get a definitive DVD treatment, but I'm happy to be wrong.

The Warfreak said...

Nice. I want to see!

Anonymous said...

Very happy about this release indeed. Some people seem to think the Descent invented cave horror... pah! I'd rather have my dodgy straight to VHS delights any day :)

Really like the cover too - a corking make over of the old VTC video artwork.

I really hope that Code Red also has a look at releasing Ciro Ippolito's Alien 2: sulla Terra [a.k.a Alien Terror, dir. Sam Cromwell], as this is a gory little gem that is even better than The Strangeness and stands no chance whatsoever of a mainstream release...