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PLEASE NOTE: THIS ITEM HAS A WIDE RELEASE DATE OF 6/27/2023.
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From Juan Piquer Simón – the infamous writer/director of PIECES and SLUGS – comes The Restored Director’s Cut of the French/Spanish co-production that remains the most singularly screwy E.T.-influenced film in EuroCult history: When snorkel-nosed furry aliens arrive on Earth, they’ll encounter a foggy wilderness filled with sociopathic poachers, Simón’s twisted vision of what an ‘80s American rock band looks/sounds like, bizarre bursts of violence and pathos, and the boy who befriends a blue-eyed extraterrestrial he names ‘Trumpy’. Discover the movie beyond MST3K, “a very, very weird film” (Through The Shattered Lens) – also known in various versions as RETURN OF E.T., THE UNEARTHLING and POD PEOPLE – now featuring a 4K scan from the 35mm negative with Special Features that include a feature-length documentary on the director.
They were the pioneering ‘80s comedy troupe — which included Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Dawn French, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson and Jennifer Saunders — whose series of short films for Britain’s Channel 4 led directly to THE YOUNG ONES, ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS and the entire UK alt-comedy movement. This 3-disc collection now presents all 3 seasons and 5 specials from The Comic Strip, including their legendary mockumentary BAD NEWS TOUR and its sequel MORE BAD NEWS featuring appearances by Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne and Def Leppard, the classic MR. JOLLY LIVES NEXT DOOR directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Stephen Frears, plus more than 4 hours of Special Features including an all-new documentary.
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For one of the final films of his legendary career, director Antonio Margheriti (CASTLE OF BLOOD, WAR OF THE PLANETS, CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE) headed to the Philippines to deliver “the perfect ‘80s Italian popcorn flick” (Mondo Digital): When environmental activists attempt to expose an evil corporation (led by Charles Napier of SUPERVIXENS and RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II fame) dumping nuclear waste into the local volcano, they’ll instead discover graphic gore, exploding miniatures and a rampaging full-scale kaiju-style creature that remains “one of the most bizarre-looking monsters ever created” (The Bloody Pit of Horror). Luciano Pigozzi (STRIKE COMMANDO) co-stars in “a helluva entertaining monster movie” (Schmollywood Babylon) written by Tito Carpi (RAIDERS OF ATLANTIS), now scanned in 4K from the original negative with Special Features that include the North American premiere of the 2013 documentary on Margheriti directed by his son Edoardo.
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