More news has come down the pipe from Scream Factory, the horror-dedicated arm of distributor Shout! Factory, following recent updates for their extras-loaded DVD and Blu-ray releases of From Beyond and Phantasm II. Now the label has announced two more seriously packed titles coming this spring, including the Blu-ray debut of summer camp slasher classic The Burning (recently spotlighted in the first installment of our “Slasher Cinema Showcase” series) and the based-on-a-true-story thriller The Town That Dreaded Sundown.
The Burning will be packaged in a Collector's Edition Blu & DVD combo pack with reversible cover art and new bonus features including commentary from director Tony Maylam, the documentary Blood n Fire Memories, and many more extras to be announced soon. The film will be presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown is also available in a combo pack, with the bonus feature The Evictors, a cult classic (and '80s cable TV staple) from Sundown creator (and drive-in movie phenomenon) Charles B. Pierce. The Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high-def 2.35:1 widescreen. Bonus features will be announced soon.
Both titles are slated for release on May 21, and Shout! Factory is taking preorders now (The Burning at this link, and Sundown here). The first 300 orders of The Burning ordered directly from ShoutFactory.com will include an exclusive 18”x 24” poster featuring sweet new artwork from the folks at Mondo.