Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced the Blu-ray debut of the horror flick ‘976-EVIL’ which appears to sport an old looking cover style featuring the old school Columbia Tri-Star Home Video logo (could this mean a new lineup of special editions from Sony?) Continue after the jump to read the full announcement for the release including bonus content listings and more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Horror Has a Brand New Number
Debuts on Blu-ray™ For the First Time October 3
Includes All-New Commentary with Director Robert Englund and an Alternate Version with 12 Extra Minutes of Footage
CULVER CITY, Calif. (July 14, 2017) – “Out of the darkness and into light, comes your Horrorscope on this dark and stormy night.” Director Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund dials up a gothic tale of high-tech horror in 976-EVIL, debuting on Blu-ray™ for the first time October 3 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Presented in its original aspect ratio and remastered for high definition, 976-EVIL includes an all-new commentary track for the film by Robert Englund, along with his wife, Nancy Booth Englund, who was the set decorator on the film. In addition, bonus materials on the release include an alternate home video version of the film featuring 12 extra minutes of footage. Starring Stephen Geoffreys (Fright Night), Jim Metzler (L.A. Confidential), Pat O’Bryan (No Holds Barred) and Academy Award® winner Sandy Dennis (Best Supporting Actress, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966), 976-EVIL is the number to dial to receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers. Hoax (Geoffreys) uses the powers the number gives him to exact revenge against everyone who has wronged him, inadvertently allowing his soul to be slowly taken over by Satan.
Director Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund dials up a gothic tale of high-tech horror in 976-EVIL. High school underdog Hoax Wilmoth (Stephen Geoffreys, Fright Night) fills up the idle hours in his seedy little hometown fending off the local leather-jacketed thugs, avoiding his overbearing mother (Sandy Dennis) and dreaming of a date with trailer park temptress Suzie (Lezlie Deane). But, his quietly desperate life takes a terrifying turn when his cousin introduces him to an unusual new hobby – phoning in for his Horrorscope. Hoax is hooked-up with a compellingly hideous demonic force that slowly begins to overtake his entire life and now there’s more than just a phone bill to pay for anyone who ever dared cross “the neighborhood nerd”.
Directed by Robert Englund and written by Rhet Topham and Brian Helgeland, 976-EVIL was produced by Lisa M. Hansen and executive produced by Paul Hertzberg.
Bonus Features on Blu-ray Include:
- ALL-NEW: Commentary with Director Robert Englund and Set Decorator Nancy Booth Englund
- Alternate home video version of the film with 12 extra minutes of footage
976-EVIL has a run time of approximately 92 minutes and is rated R for adult situations/language, nudity, violence.
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