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Old 02-03-2014, 10:36 PM   #1
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USA The Final Terror (1983) - Scream Factory - Summer / July 2014

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**EXTRA-EXCITING SURPRISE TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT!**

Our 2014 "Summer of Fear" release schedule is about to get even better with the following title reveal--one which we're sure will please so many of you that have requested it. The long-lost 1983 slasher film THE FINAL TERROR is coming to Blu-ray & DVD for the first time ever!

As some of you already know, this killer-in-the-woods entry stars an eclectic group of stars including Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds, Night School), Daryl Hannah (Splash, Blade Runner), Adrian Zmed (Grease 2, Bachelor Party, TJ Hooker) and Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos).

We're aiming for a July release. No details on extras to report at this time but the key art you see here - adapted from the original theatrical key art - is final (no pun intended).

Happy Monday!
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:30 PM   #2
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Cliff stated on Facebook that the original film elements are gone. He stated what they are left with is a print in excellent condition.

I can't wait for this release! I'm still in shock from the realization that this is coming out on Blu Ray.
My Most Wanted Blu Ray announcements: 1) Fright (1971) 2) Superstition 3) Blood Rage 4) Sleepaway Camp 2 5) The Prey 6) Blood Beach 7) The Mutilator 8) Screams of a Winter Night 9) Silent Madness 10) Alone in the Dark-1982 11) The Legend of Boggy Creek 12) Funeral Home 13) Next of Kin 1982 14) Savage Weekend 15) Hell Night
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:39 PM   #3
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I'm going to break out in sweats leading up to the release date for this. Will probably lose some sleep. Once this is in my hands everything else will just be icing on the cake. I'm going to stop short of saying I won't need anything else after this
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:46 PM   #4
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Holy shit man! I cant wait, I always liked this movie and always wanted it on DVD but on BD even better
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I'm going to break out in sweats leading up to the release date for this. Will probably lose some sleep. Once this is in my hands everything else will just be icing on the cake. I'm going to stop short of saying I won't need anything else after this
Wow.... I'm taking the rest of the year off
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:04 AM   #6
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I've never seen this. What movie is comparable?
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1.) There Will Be Blood 2.) No Country For Old Men 3.) Goodfellas 4.) Django 5.) The Matrix 6.) Zodiac 7.) Shawshank Redemption 8.) Saving Private Ryan 9.) Godfather Part II 10.) Hot Fuzz

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Old 02-04-2014, 12:07 AM   #7
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Wow.... I'm taking the rest of the year off
Holy crap. The great pumpkin returns!
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:11 AM   #8
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Wow.... I'm taking the rest of the year off
Oh, no sir, I'm talking about Hollywood studio stuff. The Abyss is a holy grail for me and I'm dying to have it on BD but I'm actually really excited about Final Terror (and Hellhole) - more so than for The Abyss or any other studio release. I have purchased most of Shout's releases and will keep doing so! Thanks for contributing to the awesomeness of Shout Factory!

How about The Earthling?
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:19 AM   #9
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Great little slasher that is very well directed by Andrew Davis who would later go on to helm The Fugitive with Harrison Ford.

One of those titles I did not expect because of obscurity, but most welcome!
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I've never seen this. What movie is comparable?
Just Before Dawn (1981)

Not as good as Just Before Dawn, but still an amazing 80s backwoods slasher. I am stoked!!
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:42 AM   #11
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Gotta love that artwork!
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:00 AM   #12
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Great news. This was one of those flicks that I would catch partly the way through on a Saturday afternoon in the 80s on one of those Saturday Shocker/Thriller double feature shows and not know the tittle for years after. I've always really enjoyed this movie.
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I've never seen this. What movie is comparable?
Just Before Dawn and They Prey.
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I find THE FINAL TERROR to be incomparable to any other slasher film, to be honest. Just Before Dawn is great but it takes place mostly in broad daylight. It's closer in tone to Deliverance. Final Terror is dark, literally, in every sense of the word. It's a film that's dripping with dread and, like the title says, terror. The terrific soundtrack just adds to the atmosphere. This high-def transfer should be a revelation, blowing away all previous muddy transfers. I just hope the print they have is uncut. Better yet, I hope they find more footage.
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:47 PM   #15
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Now it is announcements like these that get me really stoked!
Blu-Ray Wish List: The Asphalt Jungle (1950), Chopping Mall (1986), High Sierra (1941), Kill Baby... Kill! (1966), Dodsworth (1936), His Girl Friday (1940), Roman Holiday (1953), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), Fingers (1977), Twisted Nerve (1968), Knife In The Water (1962), Arabesque (1966), Blood Link (1982), The Inspector Betti Trilogy (75'-76'), Amuck (1972), Nightmare at Shadow Woods (1987), Mirage (1965), Waking The Dead (2000).
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I find THE FINAL TERROR to be incomparable to any other slasher film, to be honest. Just Before Dawn is great but it takes place mostly in broad daylight. It's closer in tone to Deliverance. Final Terror is dark, literally, in every sense of the word. It's a film that's dripping with dread and, like the title says, terror. The terrific soundtrack just adds to the atmosphere. This high-def transfer should be a revelation, blowing away all previous muddy transfers. I just hope the print they have is uncut. Better yet, I hope they find more footage.
I read on Facebook that the print they have is a theatrical print. They said that the original film elements were lost, and all they have to work with is a theatrical print that is in excellent condition. They debated doing the film since no original elements exist anymore, but said since they really like the film, they decided to go ahead and use the print. So, from my understanding, the version on the BD/DVD will be the theatrical version, because no original elements exist anymore.

I hope Scream gives us the Austrailian VHS poster on the back of the Theatrical cover they are using. I like both covers, but the Austrailian is more atmospheric, in my opinion.
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What extras would you like to see on this release?

I'm hoping for a good commentary that covers more creative than technical aspects. I'm more interested in the creative aspects of the script process, instead of focusing on each scene technically. Would love to hear about the differences from the script drafts, and what ended up on camera.
My Most Wanted Blu Ray announcements: 1) Fright (1971) 2) Superstition 3) Blood Rage 4) Sleepaway Camp 2 5) The Prey 6) Blood Beach 7) The Mutilator 8) Screams of a Winter Night 9) Silent Madness 10) Alone in the Dark-1982 11) The Legend of Boggy Creek 12) Funeral Home 13) Next of Kin 1982 14) Savage Weekend 15) Hell Night
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What extras would you like to see on this release?

I'm hoping for a good commentary that covers more creative than technical aspects. I'm more interested in the creative aspects of the script process, instead of focusing on each scene technically. Would love to hear about the differences from the script drafts, and what ended up on camera.
Cast interviews! So many recognizable faces in this one: Daryl Hannah, Rachel Ward, Adrian Zmed, Joe Pantoliano, Lewis Smith, Mark Metcalf, Akosua Busia. Nearly everyone in the film went on to bigger things.
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Scream doesn't do isolated tracks but I'd love one for this film. The music is a huge part of the atmosphere. And would a commentary by Andy Davis be too much to ask? Should be an interesting listen because of all the soon-to-be famous faces. I'd love to see any deleted scenes of any.
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I was thinking about Cliff's statement about this movie not having any original elements left, and how they decided to use a print in great condition , instead of walking away from the title. I wonder if this could be a template for other films with no original film elements?

I would love to see a BD of The Mutilator from a good print. I don't know if the movie even has a good print left in existence, but I'd love to see it done, if at all possible.

What's exciting about The Final Terror release for me, is that the movie could have been a lost title. The movie has never had a quality home video release of any kind. The VHS was terrible- way too dark and not in OAR. The DVD was simply a bootleg with a file rip of the terrible VHS. So, even if the Scream release has built in PQ limitations, it's going to be revelatory watching the film where you can tell what's happening on screen.

I hope this sells well, so we might have more obscure 80's slashers with less than ideal elements, given a chance on Blu Ray.

The release gives me hope for titles like: The Prey, The Mutilator, Funeral Home, and so many others that seem to be lost to time.
My Most Wanted Blu Ray announcements: 1) Fright (1971) 2) Superstition 3) Blood Rage 4) Sleepaway Camp 2 5) The Prey 6) Blood Beach 7) The Mutilator 8) Screams of a Winter Night 9) Silent Madness 10) Alone in the Dark-1982 11) The Legend of Boggy Creek 12) Funeral Home 13) Next of Kin 1982 14) Savage Weekend 15) Hell Night
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