Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Elisabeth Shue Monkeys Around With LINK in Richard Franklin's Oft-Forgotten Horror Classic!


I haven't seen LINK in nearly two decades but recall very much enjoying this tale of an intelligent orangutan that becomes a vicious killer! In fact, I'd even go as far to say that it is far better than both MONKEY SHINES and SHAKMA, which have both recently seen a resurgence in popularity. Don't believe me? Then you'll just have to pick up a copy of LINK to see for yourself!

Synopsis: Elisabeth Shue (THE SAINT, LEAVING LAS VEGAS) and Terence Stamp (THE LIMEY, THE REAL MCCOY) co-star in this suspenseful horror film directed by Richard Franklin (ROAD GAMES, F/X 2) and featuring a chilling score by legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith (THE OMEN, THE SATAN BUG, 100 RIFLES).

Young graduate student Jane Chase (Shue) becomes the new assistant to an eccentric zoology professor (Stamp) at the remote home he shares with two brilliant chimpanzees and an elderly orangutan butler named Link. But when one of the chimps is found dead and the professor mysteriously disappears, Link becomes dangerously aggressive towards Jane. Now, the time for “monkey business” is over and the true terror is about to begin.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 103 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (?)
Audio - ?

  • NEW! 4K Restoration of the film! 
  • NEW! Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Critic Jarret Gahan!
  • Deleted workprint scenes in SD!
  • Audio interview with director Richard Franklin!
  • Jerry Goldsmith demo of the LINK theme!
  • French Theatrical Trailer
  • US Theatrical Teaser
  • US Theatrical Trailer
LINK is definitely on my list of new must-own titles and I look forward to adding this Special Edition to my collection down the road! But that doesn't mean YOU have to wait to own it! If you've got a spare $18 - $20 in your bank account, order your copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from KINO LORBER!

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