January 7, 2013

Second Sight's 'From Beyond' looks gorgeous!

The underrated, but rather excellent, From Beyond, from director Stuart Gordon, is getting a rather sexy new release on Blu-ray and DVD from Second Sight Films in the UK. Set for release on February 25th, this looks like a compulsory purchase, if you ask me. Hell, I will pick it up for the artwork alone! Read on for more details, as it's packed full of extras.

From the team that brought you the gloriously perverse Re-Animator comes the equally
surreal horror classic From Beyond, which makes its long-awaited debut on Blu-ray thanks to
Second Sight Films.

Based on another H.P. Lovecraft adaptation this deranged gorefest is directed by Stuart
Gordon (Stuck) and produced by horror supremo Brian Yuzna (Society). It comes to Blu-ray
in stunning limited edition packaging, along with a DVD release on 25 February 2013.

An obsessive scientist Dr. Pretorius (Ted Sorel) and his assistant (Jeffrey Combs) have
invented ‘The Resonator’, a device designed to stimulate the brain’s pineal gland and expand
the powers of the mind. The machine gives them more than they bargained for however when
a parallel universe inhabited by slimy creatures ready to prey on humans reveals itself.
Pretorious meets a sticky end, returns as a grotesque, deformed being and all manner of
depravity ensues.

Bonus features include:

• Stuart Gordon on From Beyond
• Gothic Adaptation – An interview with writer Dennis Paoli
• The Doctor Is In – An interview with Barbara Crampton
• Monsters & Slime – The FX of From Beyond
• Director’s Perspective
• The Editing Room – Lost and Found
• Interview with the Composer
• Commentary with Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna and Jeffrey Combs
• Photo Montage
• Storyboard to film comparison
• Includes English subtitles for hard of hearing

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The eighties was such a great decade for low budget horror, all those classics that went straight to video (like 'From Beyond'), 25 or 30 years on a lot of them still have an incredible re-watchability factor that a lot of todays horror movies simply dont seem to have.