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Lionsgate And Vestron Bringing Cronenberg’s Directorial Debut ‘Shivers’ To Blu-ray

When you think horror – if director David Cronenberg isn’t one of the first names that pops into your head – you need to reevaluate your fandom. The man is legend and that legend started with the film Shivers.

Thanks to Vestron Video – and Lionsgate – the classic 1975 shocker will be making its way to Blu-ray with a slew of great special features. For all the details we head to the all mighty press release:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Vestron Video Collector’s Series returns when legendary director David Cronenberg’s (The FlyScanners) horror classic Shivers arrives on Blu-ray™ and Digital September 15 from Lionsgate. Vestron Video has been a leader in remastering the most unique and wide-ranging selection of classic films. A timeless take on sexual horror produced by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters), the film stars Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, and Lynn Lowry. With five new special features including an all-new audio commentary with David Cronenberg, Shivers will be available on Blu-ray for the suggested retail price of $17.99.
 
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
A cult favorite, Shivers is acclaimed filmmaker David Cronenberg’s feature-length debut and new to the Vestron Collector’s Series. When the residents of a luxury apartment complex outside Montreal are infiltrated by parasites and transformed into violent, sex-crazed maniacs, it’s up to  Dr. Roger St. Luc to contain the outbreak from spreading to the city at large in a film that “scares and shocks us because it’s so cleverly made” (Roger Ebert).
 
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES 

  • *NEW* Audio Commentary with Writer-Director David Cronenberg and Co-Producer Don Carmody
  • *NEW* “Mind Over Matter” – An Interview with Writer-Director David Cronenberg  
  • *NEW* “Good Night Nurse” – An Interview with Actress Lynn Lowry 
  • *NEW* “Outside and Within” – An Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Creator Joe Blasco
  • *NEW* “Celebrating Cinépix” – An Interview with Greg Dunning
  • Archival 1998 David Cronenberg Interview
  • Still Gallery with Optional Archival Audio Interview with Executive Producer John Dunning
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots

 
CAST
Paul Hampton                         TV’s “Babylon 5,” Heartbreak RidgeFor a Few Lousy Dollars
Joe Silver                                TV’s “Coronet Blue,” RabidDeathtrap
Lynn Lowry                             The CraziesModel HungerA Grim Becoming
And Barbara Steele                TV’s “Dark Shadows,” Black Sunday, Pit and the Pendulum 

Sept. 15th is when this one will hit retailers. You’re going to want it in your collection.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.
Dave Dreher
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.
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