Sunday, September 21, 2014

"The Dark Half" & "Monkey Shines" Release Details

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray releases of George A. Romero's The Dark Half (1993), starring Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, and Michael Rooker, and Monkey Shines (1988), starring Jason Beghe, John Pankow, and Kate McNeil.

The Dark Half

Synopsis: Horror writer Thad Beaumont (Hutton) hopes to distance himself from his murder novels and from George Stark, the name he has used to anonymously author them. To achieve this, he cooks up a murder of his own: a publicity stunt that should lay Stark to rest forever. But when the people around him are found gruesomely slain - and his own fingerprints dot the crime scenes - Beaumont is dumbfounded until he learns that Stark has taken on life of his own...and begun a gruesome quest for vengeance!

Special Features:
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Writer/Director George A. Romero
  • NEW The Sparrows Are Flying Again!: The Making of "The Dark Half" – An all-new retrospective with Writer/Director George A. Romero, Producer Declan Baldwin, Actors Michael Rooker, Robert Joy, Rutanya Alda and John Amplas, Composer Christopher Young, Special Make-Up Effects Creators John Vulich and Everett Burrell, Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Kutchaver, Second Unit Director Tom Dubensky and Editor Pasquale Buba (36 Minutes)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Animated Storyboards for the original ending
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage – Special Effects and On the Set
  • Vintage "Making of THE DARK HALF" plus additional interview clips
  • Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot
  • Still Gallery

Monkey Shines

Synopsis: Allan Mann (Beghe) is a bitter, angry and vengeful man ever since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He's fed up with himself and everyone around him. All that changes when he's given Ella, a monkey trained to meet his every need. But when Ella begins anticipating Allan's thoughts, strange and deadly things start happening. And as she stalks and wreaks havoc on Allan's fair-weather girlfriend (Turner), incompetent doctor and meddling mother, Allan realizes he must stop the cunning maniacal creature...before she fully takes over his mind!

Special Features:
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Writer/Director George A. Romero
  • NEW An Experiment In Fear – The Making of "Monkey Shines" – An all-new retrospective with Writer/Director George A. Romero, actors Jason Beghe, John Pankow and Kate McNeil, Executive Producer Peter Grunwald, Special Make-Up Effects Creator Tom Savini, Special Make-Up Effects Assistants Greg Nicotero and Everett Burrell and Editor Pasquale Buba (49 minutes)
  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Vintage "Making of MONKEY SHINES" plus additional interview clips
  • Theatrical Trailers & TV Spot
  • Still Gallery
Source: blu-ray.com

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