Monday, March 16, 2020

Watch Out For Cannibals in the Streets! - Kino Lorber Brings CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE to Blu-ray on 03/17!

Cover art for Kino Lorber's new Blu-ray of CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE!

2020, as awful as it's been so far, has been marked by an amazing series of Blu-ray announcements! And among the titles I've been most looking forward to was Antonio Margheriti's CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE. (Read my review for it HERE.) Featuring a great cast, a fantastic score, and one of the craziest character demises in film history, this Italian cannibal epic is finally coming back into print, with an all new 4K restoration and audio commentary! God Bless Kino Lorber Studio Classics for putting out this release!

Synopsis: The horrors of war take on a whole new meaning for Vietnam vet Norman Hopper (John Saxon - NIGHTMARE BEACH, EVIL EYE, QUEEN OF BLOOD), whose quiet domestic life in Atlanta is shattered by the return of Charlie Bukowski, a combat buddy who dredges up terrifying flashbacks of flesh eating and bloodshed in the war-torn jungles. Now on the run from the law after taking a bite out of an unwilling victim, Charlie begs Norman to help him get out of town with another fellow veteran, Tom (Tony King - REPORT TO THE COMMISSIONER, THE RAIDERS OF ATLANTIS).

Soon the ragtag team of cannibals are fighting for their lives, spreading a deadly contagion through the city before heading into the sewers for a gut-wrenching climax no one will soon forget! One of the most infamous Italian horror films of all time, CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE was heavily censored in many countries where it played under such titles as CANNIBALS IN THE STREETS and INVASION OF THE FLESH HUNTERS. Now you can finally experience this thrilling collision of action-packed combat and monstrous horror from cult director Antonio Margheriti (THE LONG HAIR OF DEATH, CASTLE OF BLOOD, TAKE A HAD RIDE, KILLER FISH) in its original gory splendor for the first time in fully restored HD! Not for the faint of heart or those with full stomachs!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 96 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono

  • NEW! Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas!
  • CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE REDUX: Documentary Featuring John Saxon, John Morghen (Giovanni Lombardo Radice) and director Antonio Margheriti!
  • NEW! CANNIBAL KING: Interview with Actor Tony King!
  • APOCALYPSE IN THE STREETS: A Video Tour of Filming Locations
  • European Theatrical Trailer
  • Japanese Teaser
  • Alternate U.S. Opening Sequence
I'm super excited for this release, and am glad to see that the majority of the extras from the previous Image Entertainment DVD release have been ported over! Kino's CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE Blu-ray is due out on March 17th (i.e. tomorrow) and should cost between $18 - $25! If you enjoy Italian cannibal cinema, order yourself a copy of this flick today from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from KINO LORBER!

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