Uncategorized / 13 April 2022

New Ozploitation Classics Hitting Blu-ray This May

Umbrella Entertainment will add two new titles to their Ozploitation Classics range on May 4, both with an O-ring slipcover, mini lobby cards and a reproduction daybill that is limited to the first 100 pre-orders via Umbrella’s web-store.
THIRST (1979)
Innocent, unsuspecting Kate (Chantel Contouri) is kidnapped by a bloodthirsty cult and held captive at their high security compound – where she discovers that humans are being farmed for their blood! Kate’s shocking destiny is soon revealed. She is to be wed to the cult’s leader in order to create a vampire master race. Can she escape this demonic nightmare – or will she surrender to an unholy, insatiable evil?

Special Features

  • 2003 audio commentary with director Rod Hardy and producer Antony I. Ginnane
  • Archival audio interview with Chantal Contouri
  • Filmbuffs Forecast interview with director Rod Hardy
  • Extended interviews from “Not Quite Hollywood” with Rod Hardy, Antony I. Ginnane, Vincent Monton and Rod Mullinar
  • “A Contemporary Blend” – interview featurette
  • Archival TV interview with actor David Hemmings
  • Stills and poster gallery with an audio interview with stuntman Grant Page
  • Isolated music score by Brian May
  • Antony I. Ginnane trailer reel
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spots

Survivor-BDTHE SURVIVOR (1980)
When a 747 jetliner crashes and explodes, the inferno kills everyone onboard except the pilot (Robert Powell) who miraculously walks away from the wreckage dazed but unscathed. Tortured with guilt and unable to explain the crash, he sets out with the aid of a young psychic (Jenny Agutter) and a priest (Joseph Cotten) to overcome his memory loss and unravel the mystery of the disaster – and in the process, unlocks a nightmare of madness, murder and beyond-the-grave supernatural horror.

Special Features

  • 2018 audio commentary with producer Antony I. Ginnane moderated by film critic Jaimie Leonarder
  • 2012 audio commentary with producer Antony I. Ginnane moderated by horror hostess Katarina Leigh Waters
  • Extended interviews from “Not Quite Hollywood” with producer Antony I. Ginnane and cinematographer John Seale
  • Archival Clapperboard TV special featuring interviews with actress Jenny Agutter, actor Joseph Cotten, actor Peter Sumner, actor Ralph Cotteril & actress Angela Punch McGregor
  • Archival interview with Peter Sumner
  • “Robert Powell on James Herbert” featurette
  • “The Legacy of James Herbert” featurette
  • 2012 introduction by producer Antony I. Ginnane
  • 87 minute US re-edit (in standard definition)
  • Extended final scene
  • Super-8 behind-the-scenes footage with audio commentary
  • “Trailers From Hell” with commentary from Brian Trenchard-Smith
  • Antony I. Ginnane trailer reel
  • Stills and poster gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spot

THIRST and THE SURVIVOR on Blu-ray May 4.