The Toolbox Murders is coming to 4K in January

The 1978 horror film The Toolbox Murders is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on January 18th, 2022 via Blue Underground. The film, directed by Dennis Donnelly, starred Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin, Wesley Eure, Nicolas Beauvy, Aneta Corsaut, and Marianne Walter.

The movie has received a new 16-bit 4K restoration from the original uncut negative. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound as well as the original DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound mixes. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the Blu-ray Disc counterpart (in HD) will be included. You cannot yet find the title listed for preorder over at Amazon, but stay tuned for an update. However, in the meantime, you can already find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at DiabolikDVD.

The bonus materials set to be included with the set are listed below.

Disc 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:

  • Audio Commentary #1 with Producer Tony DiDio, Director of Photography Gary Graver and Star Pamelyn Ferdin
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #2 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:

  • Audio Commentary #1 with Producer Tony DiDio, Director of Photography Gary Graver and Star Pamelyn Ferdin
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #2 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • NEW! Drill Sergeant – Interview with Director Dennis Donnelly
  • NEW! Tools Of The Trade – Interview with Star Wesley Eure
  • NEW! Flesh And Blood – Interview with Actress Kelly Nichols
  • I Got Nailed In THE TOOLBOX MURDERS – Interview with Actress Marianne Walter
  • NEW! Slashback MemoriesDavid Del Valle Remembers Cameron Mitchell
  • NEW! “They Know I Have Been Sad” – Video Essay by Film Historian Amanda Reyes and Filmmaker Chris O’Neill
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • NEW! Poster & Still Gallery
  • Limited Edition embossed slipcover (First Pressing Only)

Further below, after the break, you can find the restored trailer and the full details about the upcoming 4K release.

 

 

Restored Trailer:

 

 

PRESS RELEASE:

 

 

Synopsis
Bit By Bit By Bit… He Carved A Nightmare!

 

In a quiet apartment complex in Los Angeles, a deranged handyman goes on a killing spree, savagely murdering ‘immoral’ women with the tools of his trade – claw-hammers, screwdrivers, power drills and even a deadly nail gun! But these gruesome massacres are just the beginning of this landmark epic of violence and depravity that was vilified by critics, banned by censors, and treasured by splatter fans worldwide. This is… THE TOOLBOX MURDERS!

 

Cameron Mitchell (BLOOD AND BLACK LACE), Wesley Eure (LAND OF THE LOST), Aneta Corsaut (THE BLOB), Marianne Walter (adult film star Kelly Nichols) and former child actress Pamelyn Ferdin (THE BEGUILED) star in this notorious sickie. Now experience one of the most shocking exploitation films of all time at its bloody best, as THE TOOLBOX MURDERS has been newly scanned in 4K 16-bit from its uncut original negative, with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio, and gushing with new and archival Extras!

Extra Features / Sell Points
Disc 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:

·       Audio Commentary #1 with Producer Tony DiDio, Director of Photography Gary Graver and Star Pamelyn Ferdin

·       NEW! Audio Commentary #2 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson

·       Theatrical Trailer

·       TV Spot

·       Radio Spots

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:

·       Audio Commentary #1 with Producer Tony DiDio, Director of Photography Gary Graver and Star Pamelyn Ferdin

·       NEW! Audio Commentary #2 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson

·       NEW! Drill Sergeant – Interview with Director Dennis Donnelly

·       NEW! Tools Of The Trade – Interview with Star Wesley Eure

·       NEW! Flesh And Blood – Interview with Actress Kelly Nichols

·       I Got Nailed In THE TOOLBOX MURDERS – Interview with Actress Marianne Walter

·       NEW! Slashback MemoriesDavid Del Valle Remembers Cameron Mitchell

·       NEW! “They Know I Have Been Sad” – Video Essay by Film Historian Amanda Reyes and Filmmaker Chris O’Neill

·       Theatrical Trailer

·       TV Spot

·       Radio Spots

·       NEW! Poster & Still Gallery

 

Sell Points:

·       The original exploitation classic returns on 4K Ultra High Definition Blu-ray Disc!

·       WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K 16-Bit Restoration from the uncut original negative

·       UHD features 2160p Ultra HD Resolution and Dolby Vision HDR, with Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio

·       Remastered Blu-ray features 1080p HD Resolution, with Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio

·       Gushing with NEW and archival Extras

·       Limited Edition embossed slipcover (First Pressing Only)

·       National Print Advertising and extensive Online Exposure

·       Stars Cameron Mitchell (BLOOD AND BLACK LACE, SILENT SCREAM), Wesley Eure (LAND OF THE LOST, CHOMPS), Aneta Corsaut (THE BLOB, THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW’s Helen Crump), Marianne Walter (aka adult film star Kelly Nichols), and former child star Pamelyn Ferdin (THE BEGUILED, CHARLOTTE’S WEB)

·       2003 remake directed by horror legend Tobe Hooper (THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, POLTERGEIST)

·       For fans of MANIAC, THE PROWLER, and THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE

 

Film Reviews:

·       “Generates Some Genuinely Scary Moments!” – Stephen King

·       “The Ultimate Exploitation Sickie!”The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film

·       “A Sleazy Masterpiece Of Cinematic Horrors… Sickly Disturbing And Creepy As Hell!”Monsters At Play

·       “A Pleasantly Unsettling Cult Item That Rises Above Its Scurrilous Reputation!” Sex Gore Mutants