John Landis & Lucky McGee's Masters of Horror on DVD June 27th

Posted by: Michael

Summer is a time for barbeques and sunbathing – before the skies darken from the sinister shadows cast by the Masters of Horror! Anchor Bay Entertainment, an IDT Entertainment company and the acknowledged master of horror on DVD, unveils the next two features in the critically acclaimed "Masters of Horror" film anthology when "Deer Woman" directed by John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Innocent Blood) and "Sick Girl" directed by Lucky McKee (May, All Cheerleaders Die) bow on DVD June 27th, 2006. Available separately or in a convenient shrink-wrapped "Landis/McKee 2-Pack" , the newest Masters of Horror DVDs also feature hours of amazing bonus materials guaranteed to send shivers down viewers’ still-attached spines! Pre-book is May 17, 2006.

Directed by John Landis from a teleplay written by John & Max Landis – John’s son – "Deer Woman" stars Brian Benben ("Dream On," Radioland Murders) as cynical detective Dwight Faraday who, while investigating a series of grisly murders, suspects that the culprit may be not someone but something – an ancient Native American mythological creature, bridging human and Nature with deadly consequences. Featuring spectacular special makeup effects by Academy-Award™ winner makeup designer Howard Berger (The Chronicles of Narnia), "Deer Woman" has it all – seduction and screams, humor and horror – as only John Landis can mix it!

In Lucky McKee’s "Sick Girl," Angela Bettis (Girl Interrupted) plays Ida Teeter, a dedicated entomologist, whose only respite from her loneliness is her love of bugs. When Ida falls for the beautiful but mysterious Misty (Erin Brown), she cannot believe her good fortune. But is she? Both genre and gender bending, "Sick Girl" tells the sad tale of a rather unique love triangle between two women…and the bug that got between them!

Like the previous DVD releases, each Masters of Horror disc offers a crypt-full of featurettes, interviews and DVD-ROM extras.

JOHN LANDIS’ DEER WOMAN includes the following extras:

  • Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1), enhanced for 16x9 TVs
  • Featurette: "Animal Hooves"
  • Featurette: "Working With A Master: John Landis"
  • On Set: An Interview with Brian Benben
  • On Set: An Interview with Anthony Griffith
  • On Set: An Interview with Cinthia Moura
  • Behind The Scenes: The Making of Deer Woman
  • Audio commentary by Actors Brian Benben and Anthony Griffith
  • Fantasy Film Festival: Mick Garris Interviews John Landis
  • Trailers
  • Still Gallery
  • John Landis Bio
  • Screenplay (DVD-ROM)
  • Screensaver (DVD-ROM)
LUCKY McKEE’s SICK GIRL includes the following extras:
  • Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1), enhanced for 16x9 TVs
  • Featurette: "Blood, Bugs and Romance"
  • Featurette: "Working With A Master: Lucky McKee"
  • On Set: An Interview with Angela Bettis
  • On Set: An Interview with Erin Brown
  • On Set: An Interview with Brad MacDonald
  • Behind The Scenes: The Making of Sick Girl
  • Audio Commentary with Director Lucky McKee, Composer Jaye Barnes Luckett and Actors Angela Bettis and Jessie Hlubik
  • Trailers
  • Still Gallery
  • Lucky McKee Bio
  • Screenplay (DVD-ROM)
  • Screensaver (DVD-ROM)

Premiering on the Showtime cable network in October 2005 to critical and public acclaim, each one-hour "Masters of Horror" film elevates the genre to a new standard in terror, written and directed by some of the genre’s leading practitioners.

Anchor Bay Entertainment is promoting "Masters of Horror" on DVD with a multi-level marketing campaign including interactive on-line promotions, national television, genre/industry print advertising and a partnership with national cable network American Movie Classics. Additionally, the film will be cross-trailered on upcoming Anchor Bay DVD releases.

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