Vengeance is yours! Scream Factory’s “PUMPKINHEAD” Blu-ray detailsMovies/TV,News Michael Gingold
Legendary makeup artist Stan Winston’s directorial debut, featuring one of the screen’s great monsters, is stalking onto hi-def this fall on a Scream Factory Collector’s Edition, and the full specs have now been revealed.
Shout! Factory gives PUMPKINHEAD its Blu-ray debut September 9, stocking the disc with special features old and new. Fango fave Lance Henriksen stars as a rural farmer whose young son is accidentally killed by a group of vacationing youths, and who invokes the ancient, eponymous demon to wreak revenge upon them. But there’s an unexpected price to be paid, and the creature is not easily stopped. The 1.85:1 widescreen transfer will be supplemented by:
• New “Remembering the Monster Kid: A Tribute to Stan Winston” featurette, featuring new interviews with actors Lance Henriksen and Brian Bremer and special FX artists Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr. and Shannon Shea
• New interviews with producer Richard Weinman and actors John D’Aquino and Matthew Hurley
• Audio commentary by co-screenwriter Gary Gerani and creature/FX creators Woodruff and Gillis
• “PUMPKINHEAD Unearthed” (now in HD), a documentary on the making of PUMPKINHEAD featuring “Evolution of a Demon,” “The Cursed and the Damned,” “The Tortured Soul of Ed Harley,” “Constructing Vengeance” and “Razorback Holler”
• Featurette: Demonic Toys
• Behind-the-scenes footage
• Still gallery
• Theatrical trailer
Retail price is $29.93; the disc can be pre-ordered from Shout!’s website for $21.95, and those who do will receive an exclusive 18×24” poster of the newly commissioned artwork while supplies last. A Scream Factory Blu-ray of PUMPKINHEAD II: BLOOD WINGS will follow on October 21; details on that one are TBA.