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Vestron Video Resurrected! Lionsgate to Release High-Definition VHS Cult Classics

August 2, 2016

 

Any horror fan who grew up on the golden days of VHS in the 1980's fondly remembers Vestron Video.

 

The home video company, which shuttered in 1992, was responsible for distributing some of the vest best cult classics back in the day.

 

I'm talking about films like "The Monster Squad," "Ghoulies," "Re-Animator" and "Street Trash."

 

Today, Lionsgate announced its plan to reissue at least six classic titles, all on Blu-Ray for the first time, with its limited-edition Vestron Video Collector's Series.

 

The first two titles are sure to please fans and collectors: Blood Diner and Chopping Mall, both of which will be available September 27, 2016.

 

Blood Diner (1987) hailed from director Jackie Kong and was considered a loosely-based sequel to H.G. Lewis' 1966 low-budget gorefest "Blood Feast." The splatter comedy involves two brothers who kill and dismember patrons at their restaurant in a bid to resurrect an ancient goddess. 

 

Chopping Mall (1986) remains one of director Jim Wynorski's most out-there efforts. The film revolves around a group of teenagers trapped in a shopping mall and trying to evade three security robots that want to kill them. 

 

Both films are being released with new Special Features, including behinds-the-scenes featurettes, audo commentaries, cast interviews and more.

 

In its announcement, Lionsgate unveiled plans to release four more genre favorites in future months: "Waxwork" and "Waxwork II: Lost in Time," as a double feature; "Return of the Living Dead 3" and "C.H.U.D. II: Bud the CHUD."

 

 

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