They planted the living and harvested the dead! Severin Films made the announcement today that they will be releasing Ed Adlum's 1972 drive-in trashterpiece Invasion of the Blood Farmers on Blu-ray. The release will arrive on February 26th.
In 1972, a team of New York City exploitation outlaws that included Ed Adlum (Shriek of the Mutilated), Ed Kelleher (Prime Evil) and Michael & Roberta Findlay (The Touch of Her Flesh) – along with first-time assistant cameraman and future award-winning cinematographer Frederick Elmes (Eraserhead) – descended on bucolic Westchester County with 8½ bottles of stage blood to make a movie about a Druid cult seeking to resurrect their dead queen. The budget was $24,000. The cast was paid in beer. And the result remains one of the greatest achievements in schlock/shock cinema history.
Severin Films presents this “accidental masterpiece” (Horror News) like you’ve never seen it before, now scanned from the original negative for the first time ever and spurting with all-new Special Features.
Audio Commentary with Director Ed Adlum and Actress Ortrum Tippel, Moderated by Kier-La Janisse, Author of House of Psychotic Women
Nothing You’d Show Your Mom: Eddie Adlum’s Journey through Exploitation, Coin-Op & Rock n’ Roll
Harvesting the Dead: Interview with Actor Jack Neubeck
Painful Memories: An Interview with Cinematographer Frederick Elmes
Also announced was the Invasion of the Blood Bundle, which includes the Blu-ray, a patch, and a poster signed by director Ed Adlum for only $30!