1980 film Cannibal Apocalypse comes to Blu-ray
The 1980 cult-classic horror film “Cannibal Apocalypse“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc UNCUT on March 17th via KL Studio Classics. The Antonio Margheriti directed film was also known as “Cannibals in the Streets” and “Invasions of the Flesh Eaters” in some regions. It starred John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner, Giovanni Lombardo, Cinzia De Carolis, Tony King, and Wallace Wilkinson. Tech specs for the release involve a “brand new” 4K restoration of the UNCUT version of the film presented in 1080p, likely in the OAR (original aspect ratio) of 1.66:1 on a BD-50 (50 gigabyte dual-layered) disc with a lossless Mono audio mix. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
- CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE REDUX: Documentary Featuring John Saxon, John Morghen (Giovanni Lombardo Radice) and director Antonio Margheriti
- APOCALYPSE IN THE STREETS: A Video Tour of Filming Locations
- European Theatrical Trailer
- Japanese Teaser
- Alternate U.S. Opening Sequence
Further below, after the break, you can find some further details about this upcoming Blu-ray release of the film.
The horrors of war take on a whole new meaning for Vietnam vet Norman Hopper (John Saxon, Nightmare Beach, Evil Eye, Queen of Blood), whose quiet domestic life in Atlanta is shattered by the return of Charlie Bukowski, a combat buddy who dredges up terrifying flashbacks of flesh eating and bloodshed in the war-torn jungles. Now on the run from the law after taking a bite out of an unwilling victim, Charlie begs Norman to help him get out of town with another fellow veteran, Tom (Tony King, Report to the Commissioner, The Raiders of Atlantis). Soon the ragtag team of cannibals are fighting for their lives, spreading a deadly contagion through the city before heading into the sewers for a gut-wrenching climax no one will soon forget! One of the most infamous Italian horror films of all time, Cannibal Apocalypse was heavily censored in many countries where it played under such titles as Cannibals in the Streets and Invasion of the Flesh Hunters. Now you can finally experience this thrilling collision of action-packed combat and monstrous horror from cult director Antonio Margheriti (The Long Hair of Death, Castle of Blood, Take a Hard Ride, Killer Fish) in its original gory splendor for the first time in fully restored HD! Not for the faint of heart or those with full stomachs!