Anchor Bay Entertainment is preparing another slaughterfest for horror fans, consisting of a delicate menu of Italian giallo and horror films.
The first one is Autopsy, the 1975 morbid and shocking thriller by director Armando Crispino. When the city of Rome is rocked by a wave of violent suicides, a young forensic pathologist, wrecked by hallucinations of the living dead, and a priest, with a dark past, begin an investigation. Together, they discover the shocking truth! As it has become Anchor Bay’s trademark, “Autopsy” will come in a completely uncut version in a brand-new 16×9 transfer.
The 1973 horror movie Torso is next on the list. A series of sex murders on a college campus sends four beautiful young women to the safety of an isolated country villa. As they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend becomes a nightmare at the hands and the blade of a lecherous maniac. Once again, “Torso” will come in an uncut version featuring a new 16×9 transfer.
The Killing Hour is also finding its way to DVD in an uncut version, featuring a 16×9 enhanced transfer. The body of a woman is found floating in the river and soon three more macabre murders occur. A beautiful art student with psychic powers is able to draw the crimes before they are committed and the suspense builds as she foresees her own murder. Directed by Armand Mastroianni in 1982, “The Killing Hour” will also contain a full-length audio commentary track.
Finally, and highly anticipated there is Mario Bava’s, Shock from 1977. When a family moves into a home with a shocking secret, their lives become a nightmare of homicidal hallucinations as their young son begins to communicate with the spirits of the dead. “Shock” is also known as Beyond The Door 2 and was Mario Bava’s final film. The disc will also feature a new 16×9 enhanced transfer of the movie.
All these titles will be released as soon as February 22 and carry a suggested retail price of $29.98.