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    Cult Vestron Horror Titles Return This Fall From Lionsgate!

    We covered some of this in the Blood Diner and Chopping Mall threads but here's the official announcement from Lionsgate as well as details on some other titles coming in the newly resurrected VESTRON line!

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    Lionsgate Resurrects Horror Cult Classics in High Definition with the Limited- Edition Vestron Video Collector’s Series


    Chopping Mall, Blood Diner Arrive on Blu-ray™ September 27


    SANTA MONICA, CA (August 2, 2016) – Lionsgate is exhuming classic horror films with a red carpet rollout this fall for the limited edition Vestron Video Collector’s Series. Hours of materials have been assembled for the Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray™ releases, starting with six horror cult classics! Taste the fear and the flesh, in shocking high definition for the first time, as teenagers meet their untimely demise at the hands of cannibals, killer robots, horror icons, sewer-dwelling monsters, and an army of the undead!


    Vestron Video has been a leader in providing the most unique and wide-ranging selection of films. Lionsgate honors the spirit of Vestron Video by presenting the Vestron Video Collector’s Series — a line of classic genre films newly remastered and with a wealth of supplementary features. Starting with Chopping Mall and Blood Diner, and continuing with Waxwork and Waxwork II: Lost in Time Double Feature, Return of the Living Dead 3, and C.H.U.D. II: Bud the CHUD, these re-releases are for the collector and horror fan alike and will be available for a limited amount of time.


    Teenagers trapped in a high-tech mall overnight must find a way out before three malfunctioning security robots destroy them in Chopping Mall. In order to raise an ancient Egyptian goddess, two cannibalistic brothers use their restaurant to add something special to the menu in Blood Diner.


    Each limited-edition feature, transferred from the original film elements to high-definition Blu-ray™, is packed with special features including brand-new audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and interviews with cast & crew — including one with Chopping Mall’s robot! The Chopping Mall and Blood Diner Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray™s will each be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99.


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    CHOPPING MALL BLU-RAY™ SPECIAL FEATURES
    · AUDIO COMMENTARIES:
    o Director/Co-Writer Jim Wynorski, Actress Kelli Maroney, and Co-Writer/2nd Unit Director Steve Mitchell
    o Historians/Authors Nathaniel Thompson (Mondo Video) and Ryan Turek (Shock Till You Drop)
    o Director/Co-Writer Jim Wynorski and Co-Writer/2nd Unit Director Steve Mitchell
    · FEATURETTES:
    o “Back to the Mall”
    o “Chopping Chopping Mall”
    o “The Killbots”
    o “Scoring Chopping Mall”
    o “The Robot Speaks”
    o “The Lost Scene”
    o “Army of One”
    o “Chopping Mall: Creating the Killbots”
    · Isolated Score Track by Chuck Cirino
    · Trailer


    BLOOD DINER BLU-RAY™ SPECIAL FEATURES
    · AUDIO COMMENTARY with Director Jackie Kong
    · FEATURETTES:
    o “Queen Kong”
    o “The Cook, The Uncle, and The Detective”
    o “Open for Business”
    o “Scoring for Sheetar!”
    o “You Are What They Eat”
    · Archival Interview with Project Consultant Eric Caidin
    · Theatrical Trailer
    · TV Spots
    · Still Gallery


    CHOPPING MALL PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 1986
    Title Copyright: Program Content and Package Artwork © 1986 Trinity Pictures/Concorde Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Package Design and Summary © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: Theatrical Release
    Rating: R
    Genre: Horror
    Closed-Captioned: N/A
    Subtitles: English SDH
    Feature Run Time: 76 Minutes
    Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
    Blu-ray Audio: Original Monaural Audio


    BLOOD DINER PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 1987
    Title Copyright: Program Content and Package Artwork © 1987 Lightning Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Package Design and Summary © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: Theatrical Release
    Rating: Not Rated
    Genre: Horror
    Closed-Captioned: N/A
    Subtitles: English SDH
    Feature Run Time: 88 Minutes
    Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
    Blu-ray Audio: Original Monaural Audio


    ABOUT LIONSGATE


    Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the beloved drama series Nashville, the syndication successes The Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.


    The Company's feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me, Divergent and John Wick series, Sicario, The Age of Adaline, Roadside Attractions' Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Codeblack Films' Addicted and breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films' Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.


    Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com
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    Nice! (well except for the limited edition nonsense.)

    In for Chopping Mall, the Waxwork double feature and Return of the Living Dead 3 (assuming it is the unrated version.)

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    Is there nostalgia out there for the Vestron label? I suppose there are some completists that will get them all as a result. Anyway, nice to see these coming out, although not interested in the first two titles. Will probably get the Waxworks and ROLD3.
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    I used to absolutely love it when that Vesteon logo came up at the beginning of a videotape..they often had awesome trailers for pretty unwatchable films too!!

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    I still buy quite a few VHS every year and the logo I see most is Vestron. That means there are a lot of films that catch my interest that were released on Vestron VHS but haven't made it to DVD or Blu-ray. That said, of the 6 films mentioned I'd only buy CHOPPING MALL and ROTLD 3.

    I do get a little exited when I see the Vestron logo. Those tapes have delivered more often than not.
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    Perhaps Vestron had a better line up in the US than the UK! I do remember my friends and I watching From Beyond on Vestron video with lots of pizza and beer when we were horny 15 year olds and our jaws dropping during the Barbara Crampton in bondage gear scene! In general I don't have much nostalgia for the VHS days, but then again, most of the good stuff was cut or banned in the UK during the 80's and early 90's.
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    I hope that 39.99 price is a typo.

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    I thought this list would be helpful for people wondering what could possibly be released:

    https://letterboxd.com/artyficial/li...ghtning-video/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derrick King View Post
    Return of the Living Dead 3 (assuming it is the unrated version.)
    This is key. Hopefully Melinda Clarke will contribute to the extras. Always wanted to hear her and Yuza's commentary track but its on the cut DVD. Love this film to death (pun very much intended). Best of the series for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark C. View Post
    I hope that 39.99 price is a typo.
    its not.

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