I'm a huge fan of Stan Winston's PUMPKINHEAD; which Scream Factory just released on Blu-ray (you can find my full review of that disc here). I'm not as big a fan of its first sequel, PUMPKINHEAD II: BLOOD WINGS, which was directed by Jeff Burr and is set to debut on Blu-ray on October 28, 2014.
However, that's not to say that I don't enjoy the movie. I just think that it isn't nearly as special as its predecessor. It's light years better than the third and fourth entries in the series, though... So it has that going for it.
Still, I am very intrigued by Scream Factory's new disc of the film; if only because Burr is a filmmaker who has often had issues with his movies getting cut or mangled by Producers/Studios before finally seeing the light of day (take TEXAS CHAINSAW III, for example). With that in mind, I had a notion that Scream Factory would try and secure some new interviews, etc with him so that he could talk about BLOOD WINGS. Plus, I've never truly seen the film in it's original form, since the VHS and DVD were both Full Frame.
Well, happily, Scream Factory has revealed the Extra Features that will be on the disc, and as expected, there is some new material included that contains discussion from Burr.
The disc, which is available for Pre-order now, will feature the following special features (new features are denoted in Red):
- (New) Audio Commentary with director Jeff Burr
- (New) RE-CREATING THE BEAST - Featuring new interviews with special effects artists Greg Nicotero, Gino Crognale and actor Mark McCraken (Pumpkinhead) (32 minutes)
- (New) MAKING MOVIES - An interview with director Jeff Burr (60 minutes)
- Behind The Scenes
For a non-Collector's Edition release, that's a pretty solid package, if you ask me.
The technical specs haven't been fully revealed yet, but my guess is that we will be getting a 1080p AVC-encoded video transfer in the original aspect ratio, and the audio track will preserve the original 2.0 sound mix in lossless form.
If you're interested in the full Press Release, it has been included after the break.
For Immediate Release
SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS
PUMPKINHEAD II: BLOOD WINGS
When five teenagers unwittingly resurrect a demon in In Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, nobody is safe from the creature’s bloody rampage. But this monster is different – inside its demonic frame dwells the soul of a boy murdered years ago. Can the evil creature be killed without destroying the innocent boy trapped within? Starring Amy Dolenz (Witchboard 2, Ticks), Andrew Robinson (Hellraiser), Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster), Hill Harper (CSI: NY), J. Trevor Edmond (Lord of Illusions), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead) and Kane Hodder (Hatchet), Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings unleashes a non-stop barrage of gruesome gore from one of horror’s most iconic monsters.
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings Special Features:
- NEW Audio Commentary with director Jeff Burr
- NEW - RE-CREATING THE BEAST featuring new interviews with special effects artists Greg Nicotero, Gino Crognale and actor Mark McCraken (Pumpkinhead) (32 minutes)
- NEW MAKING MOVIES an interview with director Jeff Burr (60 minutes)
- Behind-the-scenes footage