View Full Version : DEATH SHIP (1980) Coming To DVD!

Shawn Francis
12-21-2011, 08:04 PM
Scorpion Releasing (http://www.scorpionreleasing.com/) is putting it out. All they have up on their website at the moment is cover art and a synopsis. It's located under the Horror/Suspense category. Hope they go all out on the extras; the overseas DVD is loaded.

Terry C
12-21-2011, 11:51 PM
I hope they keep they keep the awesome poster artwork too.

12-22-2011, 12:59 AM
Hmmm... I don't think I've ever cracked open my R2 release.

Ian Jane
12-22-2011, 10:45 AM
This is a pretty rad movie, loads of atmosphere and a fun performance from Kennedy. I'm surprised it took this long to get an R1 release but Scorpion have got a really solid track record in my book, I look forward to this one.

Shawn Francis
12-22-2011, 12:34 PM
Never saw this. For some reason cable never aired it. All I vaguely recall is a commercial for a movie about a haunted ship that always scared the shit out of me when it came on. I suspect this is that movie, and since then have always wanted to see it. Will most definitely be buying it.

Ian Jane
12-22-2011, 12:54 PM
The whole thing is up on youtube in parts for some reason, but don't spoil it, wait for a good presentation. Dig the trailer instead.


Shawn Francis
12-22-2011, 12:59 PM
I don't watch movies on my computer. I'm old school, I prefer to watch them on an actual TV, in a room, with the lights out, and my cordless headphones on. I can only tolerate watching trailers and featurettes and music videos on a computer.

Ian Jane
12-22-2011, 01:12 PM
I'm the same way, but replace cordless headphones with a surround sound system.

Dave Starry
12-22-2011, 02:22 PM
I'm with you guys, with the occasional exception that on the rare occasion my wife falls asleep before I do, I like to fire up the iPad in bed with the earbuds in and watch me some Netflix or YouTube. I watched a bit of "Black Belly of the Tarantula" last night before I fell asleep myself (love the Morricone soundtrack to this one).

Back to "Death Ship", I'm surprised I'm not familiar with this one. But, George Kennedy and Richard Crenna on a spooky ship in 1980 sounds like too good a scenario to pass up.

Shawn Francis
12-22-2011, 02:26 PM
I emailed Walter asking him when he thinks he'll be releasing DEATH SHIP and what the extras might be. Hope he replies.

Gary Banks
01-04-2012, 10:45 AM
Only saw this once via a dvd-r I made from the vhs. It didn't live up to the hype but seeing it in its OAR may change my mind.

Shawn Francis
03-03-2012, 03:19 PM

Ian Jane
07-28-2015, 08:50 AM
This is getting a new German release. From FB, completely with awesome German to English translation....


Death Ship-special edition

One of the best and most haunted horror movies of the 1980 s in a bombastic image quality!

Euro-Cult-Collection #9

Cover a German shower / STRICTLY LIMITED AND NUMBERED TO ONLY 333 pieces!
Ean 4260252115181

Cover B 666 / numbered and limited to 666 pieces
Ean 4260252115204

Great Britain 1980
Regie: Alvin Rakoff

A luxurious cruise ship at night is by an unknown object rammed and decreases. Only a few passengers can survive and to save a ghost ship. But the joy on the rescue is overshadowed by strange events. The ship is developing a ghostly life of its own and horrifying murders happened.

The Ultimate Classic of the ghost ship-Horrors with a bad background story. The ship, which is dark presents, is full of dead bodies, Nazi symbols and relics of past times.

Special-Edition with over 60 minutes extras!

- New HD-transfer of the uncensored version
- 42 minute documentation with lots of background information on the screenplay, the production and interviews with director Alvin Rakoff, starring George Kennedy, actor Nick Mancuso and screenwriter Jack Hill, about the formation of the film, about production conditions and shooting.
- 16-Page Tene Bra Rum-booklet of Martin legs
- various trailer of the film / trailer 1, 2, 3 and theatrical trailer
- HD animated film booklet " Ghost ships of the dead and damned " by Martin legs of all the films in relation to the topic of " Ghost ship ".
- alternative duschszene in 2 versions and "Picture in picture"- Comparison.
- Original Spanish promotional material
- separate music track to the entire film
- bonusszene from TV-version
- Bonusszene 2 from TV-version
- Original Language Version with German subtitles
- bonus dialogue from the TV-version
- SD version of the film on bonus disc
- Original French promotional material
- 45-Page Bonus-booklet "Ghost ships of the dead and damned-a filmhistorischer demolition" by Martin legs as download to download.
- Original Indexer decision as a download to download.
- Length: 91 minutes / 1080 P 24 FPS / 1.78 / German / English



07-29-2015, 10:28 PM
D.S. is one of my favorites. I had the Nucleus dvd then upgraded to the U.S. release. At some point, I'll pick up the bd.

The artwork on the German release is pretty cool.

Ian Jane
10-29-2017, 11:01 AM
From the Ronin Flix FB page:

- New 2016 2k scan of the original camera negative, which features the longer cut with the deleted scenes included
- New 5.1 surround sound
- Audio commentary with director Alvin Rakoff
- Featurette including interviews with George Kennedy, Nick Mancuso, Jack Hill, Alvin Rakoff and more
- The original script of Jack Hill
- Watch the film in Nightmare Theater mode
- Isolated music track
- Learn what the ship says featurette
- Theatrical trailer
"Again this blu editon will only be pressed 1500 units, so grab it before the ship sets sail... The first 1500 will have the slip card. The reverse will feature the infamous newspaper ads with the screaming mummy skull."


Ian Jane
12-27-2017, 12:01 PM
Some caps from the new Scorpion restoration here (https://www.facebook.com/scorpionreleasinginfo/?ref=gs&hc_ref=ARQQOriRt28eCuLIbPnty57W9v-lyZWtyOyYcJ7mmJR_uubSvC96k7iGZG5EeAN6uxw&fref=gs&hc_location=group). Looks really good!

12-30-2017, 04:27 PM
I've owned the Nucleus dvd & currently own the Scorpion dvd but I'll pick up the new blu. The film is a fave of mine. Love the rusty ship, creaking machinery, the blood shower, & reel-to-reel scene.

Ian Jane
05-29-2018, 07:18 PM
From FB:

Here are the details on the new DEATH SHIP release.
Will send an update as soon as it's ready for ordering. It will be very soon.

* New custom art by artist Robert O' Brian aka Kung Fu Bob
* Slipsleeve featuring the new custom artwork
* Limited to 1700 units
* New scan of the original inter-positive of the longer cut with extensive color correction
* New 5.1 surround sound created from the original 3 track mag
* Watch in Katarina's Nightmare theater mode
* Audio commentary with director Alvin Rakoff
* Featurette with director Rakoff, writer Jack Hill, actors George Kennedy and Nick Mancuso
* Isolated Music Track
* Original Script gallery
* "What the ship is saying" featurette
* Still Gallery
* English Subtitle
* Original Theatrical Trailer


Derrick King
05-30-2018, 05:14 PM
Ronin Flix is now selling the remastered version.