Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Busts on to Blu-ray!
Hey Horror Fans, looks like we may see more of Elvira than we ever thought, as her best assets burst out in all their glory! I’m of course talking about a all-new HD restoration of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, thats just been announced by Cinespectral Films. The very limited release is a Dual-Format 3 disc collector’s edition, with all new special features and never before seen archive material, and it available to pre order now!
When famed TV horror hostess Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) quits her job after being sexually harassed by the station’s new owner, she forms a plan to start her own show in the heart of Las Vegas. Upon learning that her great aunt Morgana has passed away, Elvira travels to the town of Falwell to claim her inheritance, only to soon find herself stranded in town when her Macabre Mobile’s engine blows up. Once the stuffy locals get an eyeful of the scream queen’s ample assets, all hell busts loose! Will she become Las Vegas’ next big dance sensation or will she get burned alive at the stake?
“Yeah, I’ll do it for fifty bucks.”
The set is retailing at 37,99 and comes in a choice of three cover designs: the original theatrical artwork, the promotional press-kit artwork, and an all-new commissioned retro-inspired piece by German horror director Andreas Marschall.
The set comes with a 60 page, fully illustrated, booklet featuring never-before-seen production stills and international artwork. This material will only be featured as part of the exclusive edition.
” My name’s Elvira but you can call me ‘tonight’ “
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark was scanned from the original interpositive print at Deluxe in Burbank CA, using the Lasergraphics Director 4K film scanner.
All-Region High-Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD (PAL-only) presentations
Original English stereo & 5.1 option audio and original German audio (DTS-HD MA Blu-ray only)
Optional English and German subtitles
60-page illustrated booklet (30 pages English text / 30 pages German translation)
Three front-cover variant artworks, each version limited to 1000 copies
Blu-ray only features include:
Exclusive introduction to the main-feature by director James Signorelli
2012 Audio Commentary directed by Sam Irvin with stars Cassandra Peterson, Edie McClurg and John Paragon;
All-new exclusive 2016 Audio Commentary with director James Signorelli, produced and hosted by Fangoria Editor Emeritus Tony Timpone*
All-new exclusive 2016 Audio Commentary with elviramistressofthedark.com webmaster Patterson Lundquist
Too Macabre – The Making of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark: A brand-new feature-length documentary (100 mins) with Cassandra Peterson and actors W. Morgan Sheppard, Daniel Greene, Susan Kellermann, Kurt Fuller, Ira Heiden, Kris Kamm, stand-in Susan McNabb, and writer/actor John Paragon. On the production side, the doc highlights director James Signorelli, producer Eric Gardner, writer Sam Egan, public relations specialist Tony Angellotti, FX team members Steve LaPorte, Mark Bryan Wilson, and Yancy Calzada, as well as visual effects illustrator Larry Nikolai. Together, the 17 craftspeople interviewed share their memories on the making of the movie, as well as providing hilarious anecdotes.*
Recipe for Terror – The Creation of the Pot Monster: Featurette starring the film’s special effects team, who discuss the development of the film’s memorable monster, from its early draft stage to its remarkable final design.*
2012 archive interview with Cassandra Peterson
3 never-before released behind-the-scenes clips from 1987:
Mark Pierson on the Macabre Mobile
Set-Tour with producer Eric Gardner
Eric Gardner on pre-production of Elvira, MOTD
Bally Pinball Video Tours: Elvira and the Party Monsters and Scared Stiff
Exclusive HD remastered versions of the original theatrical Trailer & Teaser, as well as HD reconstructed US Trailer 2, Teaser 2, US TV Spot, German & French Trailer
7 never-before-seen original storyboard sequences
Original US Press-Kit
International Promotional Materials and Stills Gallery
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark will be released on April 24th. We’ve ordered ours…have you?