Image Entertainment and Something Weird have officially announced plans to release The Blood Trilogy (Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs, Color Me Blood Red) on Blu-ray, along with Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore on DVD. Scheduled for release on September 27th, we have the Blu-ray cover art and disc details.
Chatsworth, CA – He’s been hailed as a visionary and as a provocateur. His films have legions of fans, and just as many detractors. In 1963, he introduced stunned audiences to a new kind of cinema with Blood Feast – and in the process single-handedly launched “splatter cinema.” He is writer/director Herschell Gordon Lewis and he is truly the “Godfather of Gore.” On September 27, Image Entertainment and Something Weird pay homage to a true cinematic legend with the DVD release of Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore, and the high definition premieres of grindhouse classics Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs and Color Me Blood Red with The Blood Trilogy Blu-ray™ Special Edition!
With a $14.98 SRP for the DVD, and a $17.97 SRP for the Blu-ray™, fans will have a chance to not only explore the wild world of Lewis and his exploitation films, but they will be able to experience every splat, every slice and every drop of fake blood and guts in full 1080p glory! In addition, each release contains a crypt-full of special bonus features including audio commentaries, deleted scenes, outtakes, original theatrical trailers and art galleries.
Featuring interviews with cast, crew and critics such as director John Waters, drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs and Herschell Gordon Lewis himself, The Godfather of Gore traces Lewis’ start in the innocent bare-naked world of “Nudie Cuties” before he shocked the world with Blood Feast, the first-ever gore film! Lewis then continued to assault audiences with such audacious shockers as She-Devils on Wheels, Blast-Off Girls, Just for the Hell of It, Two Thousand Maniacs!, The Gruesome Twosome, The Gore Gore Girls, and the incredible Wizard of Gore! Packed with tons of clips, rare outtakes, and testimony from the people who were there, Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore will leave you laughing and screaming at some of the most amazing motion picture madness to ever play American movie theaters!
Bonus Features on Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore:
-Over an Hour of Deleted Scenes!
-Herschell Gordon Lewis Trailer Reel!
-Rare Lewis Short: Hot Night at the Go-Go Lounge!
-Gallery of Herschell Gordon Lewis Exploitation Art!
-The Blood Trilogy Blu-ray™ presents three pioneering features from Herschell Gordon Lewis with all-new 1080p high-definition transfers and remastered 5.1 DTS HD audio, along with some bloody-good supplements.
Bonus features on The Blood Trilogy Blu-ray™:
-3 Audio commentaries by Herschell Gordon Lewis and David Friedman
-Carving Magic with William Kerwin and Harvey Korman
-Blood Feast theatrical trailer
-Two Thousand Maniacs theatrical trailer
-Color Me Blood Red theatrical trailer
-Galleries of exploitation art