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    So it would seem that Severin are the ones with the US release lined up.

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    Is that a scene from Next of Kin? I want to see it but I don't need to pre-order a 4-disc set of it as I haven't seen it so, hopefully, that is another film (that I will want).

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    That's definitely a scene from Next of Kin, but I don't think it's part of the 4-disc set they're teasing.

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    As far as the film itself goes, I'm very fond of it though it's far from perfect. It started life as a New Zealand production (both director Tony Williams and writer Michael Heath are kiwis) but failed to secure any funding, so Williams began shopping it around to Australian producers. All the while the script underwent multiple rewrites - it began as a horror-comedy(!) before morphing into the odd giallo/thriller/slasher it eventually became. The fact that elements of the plot remain from the very first version of the script accounts for the disconnected nature of the story, it lurches in odd directions and the mystery never coheres in a satisfying way.

    What really holds it together is the cinematography. Tony Williams began his career as a DoP (he shot the only two feature films made in New Zealand in the '60s) and he creates some gorgeous imagery, including some lovely steadicam work. On top of that, there's the score by Klaus Schulze and an engaging performance by lead actress Jacki Kerin.

    It's not one of the all-time greats, but I really like it and think it deserves a wider audience. I did an entire podcast episode about it a couple of years ago if anyone's interested, though it's packed with spoilers.

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    Hmmm....

    So Severin has this slated for the US, with AGFA booking theatrical.

    https://www.americangenrefilm.com/re...t-of-kin-1982/

    But if you go here, there's a trailer for the movie that's been uploaded by Screenbound in the UK.

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    So yeah, when someone asked Severin on twitter this morning if they were reissuing this they replied with a winky face, so it's happening.
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    In case anyone was interested, this is up for pre-order on Amazon UK from a company called Second Sight Films:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Next-Kin-Bl...te%3A182247031

    Release date listed is 11 Feb 2019.
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    2/26/19 as per Diabolik.

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    It’s been hailed as “skin-crawlingly real” (Horror News), “a jaw-dropping achievement” (Moon In The Gutter) and “a giallo that rivals Argento’s DEEP RED” (Scary Minds), yet has remained largely unseen in America. Now experience “one of the greatest horror movies of the 20 th Century” (Goomba Stomp) for the first time ever…and like never before: When a young woman inherits a creaky retirement home, she’ll find herself in a waking nightmare of murder, madness and a legacy of evil that may be inescapable. Jackie Kerin, John Jarratt (WOLF CREEK) and Alex Scott (ROMPER STOMPER) star in this “stylish and creepy must-see” (The Digital Fix) – featuring an intense synth score by Klaus Schulze of Tangerine Dream – now transferred from original Australian vault elements and packed with all-new Special Features.

    Widescreen 1.77:1
    DTS 5.1 Surround

    Commentary with Director Tony Williams and Producer Tim White
    Commentary with Mark Hartley & Cast Members Jackie Kerin, John Jarrett & Robert Ratti
    House Of Psychotic Women Intro By Kier-La Janisse for Morbido TV
    Extended Interviews from Not Quite Hollywood
    Return to Monteclare: Location Revisit, 2018
    Deleted Scenes
    Before the Night is Out: Ballroom Footage, 1979
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    UK VHS Trailer
    German Theatrical Trailer
    Alternate German Opening
    Image Gallery
    Tony Williams Short Films”
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    Severin trailer.

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    And a better look at Severin's cover art and slip.

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