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Vinegar Syndrome’s February Blu-ray Releases Include WACKO, PARTY LINE, and BATTLE FOR THE LOST PLANET / MUTANT WAR

While 2018 featured a plethora of high-def home media releases for horror fans to enjoy, 2019 is already looking to be an even better year with a bunch of upcoming releases from a wide range of distributors, including the folks at Vinegar Syndrome, who have announced three February 26th Blu-ray releases—Battle for the Lost Planet […] The post Vinegar Syndrome’s February Blu-ray Releases Include WACKO, PARTY LINE, and BATTLE FOR THE LOST PLANET / MUTANT WAR appeared first on Daily Dead.

While 2018 featured a plethora of high-def home media releases for horror fans to enjoy, 2019 is already looking to be an even better year with a bunch of upcoming releases from a wide range of distributors, including the folks at Vinegar Syndrome, who have announced three February 26th Blu-ray releases—Battle for the Lost Planet / Mutant War, Party Line, and Wacko—that should have cult horror and sci-fans marking their calendars with giddy anticipation.

Battle for the Lost Planet and Mutant War Blu-ray: "This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to 1,500 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

In BATTLE FOR THE LOST PLANET rogue master thief Harry Trent (Matt Mitler) who, in an attempt to steal military secrets, found himself stranded alone in space for years, finally returns to earth only to discover that the planet has been taken over by vicious gangs of alien mutants. Finding himself forced into a fight for his life, Harry is soon discovered and taken in by a beautiful warrior (Denise Coward) and her resistance group who hope to outwit the extra terrestrial invaders and reclaim the planet.

MUTANT WAR continues the story, finding Harry still at odds with conquering aliens, but this time having to contend with an even deadlier enemy: another human. After meeting a young girl who begs him to help save her family, Harry learns of power hungry deviate Reinhart Rex, a futuristic white slaver that kidnaps young women for breeding purposes. Can Harry outwit Reinhart while still escaping the clutches of flesh eating mutants?

Two early features from celebrated sci-fi director and practical effects artist Brett Piper, BATTLE FOR THE LOST PLANET and MUTANT WAR are chock full of Ray Harryhausen inspired stop motion animation and epic no-budget battle sequences. Vinegar Syndrome presents these two nearly impossible to see rarities on disc for the first time anywhere in the world!

directed by: Brett Piper
starring: Matt Mitler, Denise Coward, Cameron Mitchell, Joe Gentissi, Deborah Quayle
1985/1988 / 182 min / 1.85:1

Features Include:

• Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from 16mm and 35mm camera negatives
• “Battle for the Lost Film” – an interview with writer/director Brett Piper
• Director’s introduction for both films
• Original trailer for Mutant War
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles"

Party Line Blu-ray: "This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to 2,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

Brother and sister Seth and Angelina live a secluded life in their family’s beautiful Beverly Hills mansion. But these upper class siblings share a dark and violent hobby of using sexually driven ‘party lines’ to meet and lure lustful strangers into a deadly ménage à trois, the climax of which is a razor slash to the throat! With the victim count steadily rising, Detective Dan is under the gun to crack the case, but when his girlfriend falls prey to the maniacal duo, Dan goes rogue, taking his own violent measures to dispense justice.

Juxtaposing a slasher film setup with police drama and erotic thriller plot points, William Webb’s PARTY LINE is a forgotten oddity, bridging the late 80s slasher craze with the soon to rise early 90s ‘skinemax’ obsession. Starring Leif Garret (Devil Times Five), Shawn Weatherly (Baywatch), Richard Roundtree (Shaft), and Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) and stylishly photographed by renowned visual effects cinematographer, John Huneck (The Terminator), Vinegar Syndrome brings PARTY LINE to Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored in 4k from its original 35mm negative.

directed by: William Webb
starring: Richard Hatch, Richard Roundtree, Shawn Weatherly, Leif Garrett, Greta Blackburn
1988 / 90 min / 1.85:1

Features Include:

• Region A Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
• “Party Line Fever” – interview with screenwriter Richard Brandes
• Original theatrical trailer
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles"

Wacko Blu-ray: "This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to 2,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

Thirteen years ago, at the Halloween Pumpkin Prom, the infamous Lawnmower Killer went on a brutal rampage, murdering several high school students, including Mary Graves’ older sister, traumatizing her for life. Now, after the unexpected escape of a prisoner from the state mental hospital, who may or may not be the killer, it’s up to hard-nosed gumshoe Dick Harbinger to solve the case before the Lawnmower Killer seeks out a new slew of victims at the upcoming Pumpkin Prom, that is if anyone is able to survive the hilarious horror hijinks leading up to it!

A raucous parody of horror films and teen sex comedies, predating the Scary Movie franchise by nearly two decades, director Greydon Clark’s (Joysticks) WACKO features a mind blowing ensemble cast including Joe Don Baker (Goldeneye, Fletch), Stella Stevens (The Poseidon Adventure), George Kennedy (Charade), Charles Napier (The Blues Brothers, Supervixens), Julia Duffy (The Doctors) and Andrew Dice Clay in his first feature film role! Never officially released on DVD and barely available in any format since the 80s, Vinegar Syndrome brings this sidelined chunk of horror-comedy gold to Blu-ray, newly restored in 4k from its long lost camera negative!

directed by: Greydon Clark
starring: George Kennedy, Joe Don Baker, Andrew Dice Clay, Stella Stevens, Julia Duffy
1981 / 87 min / 1.85:1

Features Include:

• Region A Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
• Brand new commentary track with director Greydon Clark
• “Die Laughing” – an interview with cinematographer Nicholas von Sternberg
• Never before seen outtakes
• Trailer
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles"

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