The Vestron Video Collector’s Series is bringing the family back together with Parents, coming to limited-edition Blu-ray on January 31 from Lionsgate. In this horror-comedy cult classic, a young boy (Bryan Madorsky) in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers.
In addition to Parents, Vestron is bringing the British horror classic The Lair of the White Worm to Blu-ray on January 31 as well. In a remote corner of England’s Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed, then quickly stolen for use in worshipping a pagan god, the White Worm.
Full details including special features, trailers, and cover art for both releases can be found below.
The Parents Blu-ray includes all-new special features, including an audio commentary with director Bob Balaban (My Boyfriend’s Back) and producer Bonnie Palef and interviews with screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne and actress Mary Beth Hurt.
Synopsis: Meet the Laemles. Dad’s (Randy Quaid) got a great job, mom (Hurt) has all the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask for, and ten-year-old Michael (Madorsky) has great new friends and two parents who kill him with kindness. They’re the all-American family… or are they? Michael can’t figure out why his family serves leftovers every night. “Leftovers? Well, what were they before they were leftovers?” questions young Michael. “Leftovers-to-be,” smiles dad. Dad’s bringing home the bacon… and a whole lot more! Michael’s parents are getting away with murder — making home where the horror is!
– Audio Commentary with Director Bob Balaban and Producer Bonnie Palef
– Isolated Score Selections/Audio Interview with Composer Jonathan Elias
– “Leftovers to Be” with Screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne
– “Mother’s Day” with Actress Mary Beth Hurt
– “Inside Out” with Director of Photography Robin Vidgeon
– “Vintage Tastes” with Decorative Consultant Yolando Cuomo
– Theatrical Trailer
– Radio Spots
– Still Gallery
THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM
Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, and starring Hugh Grant, the restored and remastered The Lair of the White Worm Blu-ray has all-new special features, including an audio commentary with director Ken Russell and Lisi Russell, as well as an interview with actress Sammi Davis.
Synopsis: Hugh Grant, Amanda Donohoe, and Catherine Oxenberg star in this mix of heart-stopping horror and campy humor. James D’Ampton (Grant) returns to his country castle in England. Legend has it that James’s distant ancestor once slayed the local dragon — a monstrous white worm with a fondness for the sweet flesh of virgins. The young lord dismisses the legend as folklore, until archaeology student Angus Flint explores James’s property and unearths a massive reptilian skull and a pagan snake god’s ancient site of worship. When James’s virtuous girlfriend, Eve Trent (Oxenberg), suddenly disappears, James and Angus set out to investigate the foreboding cavern said to be the worm’s lair, where a centuries-old mystery begins to uncoil.
– Audio Commentary with Director Ken Russell
– Audio Commentary with Lisi Russell, in conversation with Film Historian Matthew Melia
– “Worm Food: The Effects of The Lair of the White Worm” Featurette
– “Cutting For Ken” – An Interview with Editor Peter Davies
– “Mary, Mary” – An Interview with Actress Sammi Davis
– Trailers From Hell featuring an introduction and commentary with Producer Dan Ireland
Find reviews of previous Vestron Video Collector’s Series releases here!