John Erick Dowdle’s (Quarantine, Devil and As Above So Below) The Poughkeepsie Tapes has become something of a legend. The film was completed back in 2007 with a theatrical release planned in 2008 but, for what ever reason, MGM decided to pull the film from release despite the promotional advertising.
Since then, many, including myself have been searching high and low for this, some have resorted to scoring a bootleg copy or managed to finally witness the film when it hit DirecTV back in 2014 but, there was still no official home video release.
Thankfully, Scream Factory have arrived to do the film justice. They recently announced via their Facebook page that they will be unleashing the film onto Blu-ray and DVD this October 10, 2017, and you can pre-order your copy HERE.
At this time we have no special features but, they’re expected to be announced at a later date.
Synopsis: From the filmmakers that brought you Quarantine and As Above, So Below comes a descent into the twisted crimes of a serial killer!
Throughout the 1990s, a serial killer terrorized upstate New York. After a decade-long crime spree conducted largely under the radar of law enforcement, the killer left behind the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives had even seen – hundreds of homemade videotapes that chronicled the stalking, abduction, murder and disposal of his victims.
The Poughkeepsie Tapes examines these horrific tapes at length: what they reveal about the killer, why they were made and how FBI profilers have used them to better understand violent, psychopathic behavior. The Poughkeepsie Tapes combines interviews surrounding the devastating impact of the “Water Street Butcher,” with shocking footage from the tapes themselves.