Trauma and The Locals DVD Specs!

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Anchor Bay just recently gave Fangoria the latest DVD scoop on two films that I've been waiting anxiously to see:  Dario Argento’s "Trauma" and  Greg Page’s chiller "The Locals."

Trauma will be released onto DVD on August 23, 2005 and will be presented in a new 16x9-enhanced widescreen (2.35:1 transfer) with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. The extras will include: Audio commentary by author/Argento expert Alan Jones, Love, Death and Trauma: an interview with Argento, FX creator Tom Savini’s home movies from the set, Deleted scenes, Poster/still gallery, Theatrical trailer, and Argento biography.

In Trauma: An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, apparently striking only when it rains.

The orphaned young woman and her new lover launch their own investigation and are endangered when a link is discovered with the victims and a particular operation performed years before.

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The Locals is scheduled to be released onto DVD two week earlier on August 9, 2005.  This film will be presented in 16x9-enhanced 1.85:1 widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.  The extras will include: Commentary from director Greg Page, a still gallery and trailer.

In The Locals:  The story starts as two mates Grant and Paul go out west to go surfing and stay a batch. They travel out into the country and get to an old bridge, where they meet up with two chicks dressed like they are from the 80�s. Anyway the chicks invite Grant and Paul to a party further down the road. But the only catch is that they have to keep up with the chicks in order to find out where the party is. They are speeding down the road when they almost T-bone some speeding locals. Paul drives the car right into a ditch and it is impossible for them to get out.

They ditch the car and starting walking down the road looking for someone to be able to tow them out of the ditch and back onto the road. They come across an old house, when they go to knock on the door they hear screaming and yelling inside. They sneak a peak through a window to see a farmer abusing his wife, they continue to watch as the wife pulls a shotgun on her husband, he grabs the barrel, produces a fishing knife and slits her throat. The boys then make themselves know and scream, they run away and then the fun really begins.

 This is not so much a zombie movie but rather a restless dead movie. When a person dies in this obviously cursed land they get up and start walking around completely oblivious to being dead. But here is the really creepy thing, their bodies stay where they died, it is much like the sixth sense. The bodies that are walking around talk, think, and act like humans. But they are all under the control of the mentioned farmer, who seems to be under the impression that even after you die (a hundred years ago) the land still belongs to you. The damned range in a time period from about 1900 to about 1980.

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