On July 8th, the 1983 slasher classic Curtains will be released on DVD and Blu-ray, courtesy of Synapse Films! The team at Synapse remastered footage that’s been untouched for over 30 years into 2K resolution, just for you. Here’s the trailer:
And here’s the synopsis:
“A group of women gather for a weekend casting call at the secluded mansion of director Jonathan Stryker (Vernon). He’s searching for the perfect woman to play the role of the crazed character “Audra”, and these women are just dying for the chance to play her! Stryker’s last star, Samantha Sherwood (Eggar), is so determined to get the part, she committed herself to an asylum to prepare for the role. Unfortunately for all, a crazed killer in a disgusting “hag” mask is viciously murdering everyone one by one. Who will survive the final curtain call?”
The film stars John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Lesleh Donaldson, and Lynne Griffin. Special Features include “The Ultimate Nightmare: The Making of CURTAINS” Retrospective , Audio Commentary with Stars Lesleh Donaldson and Lynne Griffin , Audio Interviews with Producer Peter R. Simpson and Star Samantha Eggar , the theatrical trailer , and new 5.1 Surround Remix.
I watched the trailer and this movie looks pretty awesome. Gotta love the slasher genre!
And here’s the disc information:
Directed by: Richard Ciupka
Starring: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Lesleh Donaldson, Lynne Griffin
Run Time: 90 minutes
Release Date: July 8, 2014
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Formats: Blu-ray and DVD
Blu-ray Region: A
DVD Region: 1
Blu-ray UPC: 654930316290
DVD UPC: 654930316399
Blu-ray SRP: $24.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
I badly wanted a make a “curtains” joke (something like, “it’s curtains for someone July 8th!”) but nothing especially funny came to mind, so you’re safe from that play on words. For now.