UPDATE: ‘NIGHT OF THE CREEPS’ DVD RELEASE DATE PUSHED BACK

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has pushed the former October 20th Release date for the NIGHT OF THE CREEPS dvd back to October 27th.  Not a big push, but I guess we’ll just have to wait a bit longer for our alien slug/zombie goodness.  Once again, here are the features:

• Commentary with Writer / Director Fred Dekker
• Cast Commentary
• Birth of the Creeps
• Cast of the Creeps
• Creating the Creeps
• Escape of the Creeps
• Legend of the Creeps
• Tom Atkins: Man of Action
• Original Theatrical Ending
• Trivia Track
• Deleted Scenes

As soon as we get some DVD art, we’ll be sure to post it here at BACKWOODSHORROR.com

NIGHT OF THE CREEPS U.S. DVD DETAILS

Thanks to the good folk over at Ain’t It Cool News, we’ve got some more details on the upcoming October 20th release of NIGHT OF THE CREEPS

Check it out:

– “Birth of Creeps” featuring Dekker talking about the origins of the project
– “Cast of the Creeps” featuring Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall and Jill Whitlow

– “Creating The Creeps” featuring interviews with SFX creators David B. Miller and Robert Kurtzman

– A special Tom Atkins centric piece called “Tom Atkins: Man of Action”

– “Escape of the Creeps” a detailed look at the post-production.

– Deleted scenes

– Fred Dekker solo commentary

– Cast commentary featuring Atkins, Whitlow, Marshall and Lively

– The original theatrical ending

– And footage from the Cast and Crew reunion screening at the Alamo Drafthouse.

For more on the story, check this link…

UPDATE:
More info. came down the line to yours truly about our favorite zombieslugalien splatterfest, apparently to appease the CREEPS fans, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Amazon.com are sponsoring a unique contest in which fans can vote on the film’s final DVD box art. Log on to Amazon.com for more details beginning June 29, 2009.

FUCKING SWEET!!!

ATKINS MANIA IS RUNNIN\' WILD!

NIGHT OF THE CREEPS COMING TO DVD!!!

HOLY FUCKING YES!!  The LONG anticipated Special Edition release of NIGHT OF THE CREEPS is coming to DVD finally.  You know it; the 1986 Fred Dekker (Monster Squad) Horror Dramedy with Slugs, Zombies, and Tom “The Good News Is, Your Dates Are Here…The Bad News Is…They’re Dead!!” ATKINS!?!?  ‘Ol Michael “Slipcase” Felsher has been taking heat about it on Deadpit forever and now Sony’s finally giving it the release it deserves.  Here’s more from Slippy:

“In October Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing Night of the Creeps to DVD in a directors cut special edition, it is coming out officially for the first time ever. Fred Dekker is already working on it, It’s going to be the director’s cut with the original ending. We’re going to go balls to the wall with the special features on it … I talked to Sony today its official, we’re going ahead and its coming out in October! It’s officially In production…and moving forward, its coming!”

Fans have been waiting for this one for a while.  With any luck, it’ll get at least the 2 disc deal like Monster Squad, and possibly a Blu-Ray.  Hot Damn!!

FRIGHT NIGHT SPECIAL EDITION COMING SOON??

Picked this bit of news up from SHOCK TILL YOU DROP:

Cast and crew members from Fright Night sat before a sold-out crowd at the NuArt Theater in Los Angeles last night to reminisce about the 1985 horror film. And yes, there was a DVD crew in attendance documenting the Q&A led by moderator Tim Sullivan.

What’s the word on the street about a long-awaited Fright Night special edition DVD? Well, there is a production team currently gathering up bonus features.

Those I talked to last night danced around who’s behind it, but according to some sources, Sony is not producing the disc. Instead, another distributor – one known for years for taking genre titles under their wings (and are now getting into acquisitions and original content) – is possibly getting involved: Anchor Bay.

Another source told me there are some deals that need to be firmed up before celebrations can begin, but fans should keep their fingers crossed.

Hot damn that’s some good news.  Speculative, but good none the less.  I’m still keepin’ my fingers crossed for a Special Edition NIGHT OF THE CREEPS DVD to come out soon!  I’m lookin’ at YOU, MIKE “SLIPCASE” FELCHER…

And here’s a little NIGHT OF THE CREEPS GOODNESS: