Kino Lorber Bringing Charles Band's 'Parasite' To Blu-ray With New 4K Restoration

July 29, 2019

Last year, Charles Band's 1982 sci-fi horror flick Parasite received both a limited edition VHS release and graced the cover of Delirium Magazine #17, and we've now learned that the toothy monster movie is making its way to Blu-ray courtesy of Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

 

The release will feature an HD restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, both 2-D and 3-D versions of the film, and a handful of new bonus features.

 

"In the future, cities are ravaged by atomic fallout and controlled by evil corporations that have developed a mutant pair of flesh-eating parasites. One is feeding inside the man who created it. The other has escaped. Now with the help of a young woman left orphaned in the wasteland (Demi Moore), a scientist (Robert Glaudini) on the run must destroy these horrific creatures before they can reproduce. But the more a parasite feeds, the bigger it becomes. And the more it grows, the hungrier and angrier it gets."

 

Released to theaters as "The First Futuristic Monster Movie in 3-D," this sick shocker co-stars rocker Cherie Currie (Foxes), drive-in goddess Cheryl ‘Rainbeaux’ Smith (Caged Heat) and Broadway legend Vivian Blaine (Guys and Dolls). The film also features juicy creature effects by Academy Award-winner Stan Winston (The Terminator, Aliens).

 

Parasite makes its way to Blu-ray on October 22nd!

 

Special Features:


• Newly Restored in HD from a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
• The BD includes both the 3-D and 2-D Version of the Film
FROM THE INSIDE OUT: WRITING PARASITE - Featuring all-new interviews with writers Alan J. Adler and Michael Shoob
THREE DIMENSIONS OF TERROR: FILMING PARASITE - Featuring all-new interviews with director Charles Band, co-writer Alan J. Adler, production manager Charles Newirth, art director Pamela B. Warner, and make-up department head Karen Kubeck
SYMPHONY FOR SLIMY SLUGS: COMPOSING PARASITE - Featuring an all-new interview with composer Richard Band
• Interview with Creature Designer and Creator Lance Anderson
• Audio Commentary with Writer Alan J. Adler and Filmmaker/Historian Daniel Griffith
• Still and Promotional Gallery
• Reversible Blu-ray Art
• Theatrical Trailer

 

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