'Cannibal Holocaust' set for DVD release!


According to Fangoria, Bob Murawski (of Grindhouse Entertainment) has said that 'Cannibal Holocaust' is nearing completion and should be ready for it's anticipated 1Q 2005 release!  Here is what Mr. Murawski had to say about the upcoming DVD.

It’s going to be a two-disc super-deluxe set for the movie’s 25th anniversary.  It’s going to have a 16x9-enhanced digital transfer, plus we’ve remixed the movie with all the original stereo music, plus the original mono track will be there for the purists. We’ve got audio commentary by Deodato and the star, Robert Kerman, a lot of interviews with Deodato, Kerman and many of the cast and crew, plus the usual trailers and still galleries and other great stuff, and liner notes by Chas Balun.

Murawski is glad to finally have the DVD about to release, as it has seen numerous delays thanks to 'Spiderman' and 'Spiderman 2', on which Murawski has served as editor.

For the last couple of months on the sequel (Spiderman 2), it was seven days a week, so there wasn’t a lot of time. And on 'Cannibal Holocaust' we had a lot of technical problems, like getting the proper elements from Rome, dealing with the labs and getting prints that were sufficient, and there were difficulties with the sound as well, getting the separate dialogue, music and effects tracks to do the mix. Before I started Spiderman 2 I was probably 80 percent done with 'Cannibal', but it was impossible to do both at the same time.

This is GREAT news for those gore-hounds out there.  I remember watching 'Cannibal Holocaust' for the first time and being absolutely sickened by the movie.  It was the first time in a very long time that I actually found myself being revolted by what I was seeing on screen.  I, for one, cannot wait for this movie to be released.  You can be sure I will be first in line to get my hands on this special edition DVD!

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