Scream Factory is releasing a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Wes Craven‘s The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) early next year 2016. We have the official cover art for the horror film by Joel Robinson. The cover art brings back to mind all the weirdness and creepiness of this movie. One of my very first zombie movies and it is still one of my favorites. The scoop is that the release date is set till 2016 because there are some legal issues that will be worked out soon for additional content for the bonus features. I am itching to see what the bonus features are. The Serpent and the Rainbow star Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson and Zakes Mokae.
From Scream Factory:
Our Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of Wes Craven’s classic exercise in voodoo is still on track but it has been delayed to arrive on a yet-to-be-determined date in early 2016. Reason? We are accommodating important talent we have approached for bonus materials. We certainly want to make this the best package ever!
In the meantime though, we’re so proud of the approved newly-designed artwork from artist Joel Robinson that we wanted to share with you today instead of waiting several months. We also want to start off our jam-packed "Summer of Fear Part II" month of July (which will have lots of news, announcements…and even a sale starting next week) on an exciting and colorful "Rainbow" note.
Stay tuned this Fall / Winter for updates on the release. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Directed by Wes Craven
Official Synopsis: In 1985, after a successful research in Amazonas, Dr. Dennis Alan from Harvard is invited by the president of a Boston pharmaceutics industry, Andrew Cassedy, to travel to Haiti to investigate the case of a man named Christophe that died in 1978 and has apparently returned to life. Andrew wants samples of the voodoo drug that was used in Christophe to be tested with the intention of producing a powerful anesthetic. Dr. Alan travels to meet Dr. Marielle Duchamp that is treating Christophe and arrives in Haiti in a period of revolution. Soon Alan is threatened by the chief of the feared Tonton Macuse Dargent Peytraud, who is a torturer and powerful witch. Alan learns that death is not the end in the beginning of his journey to hell.
Cast: Bill Pullman, Michael Gough, William Newman, Zakes Mokae, Francis Guinan, Paul Winfield, Dey Young, Paul Guilfoyle, Evencio Mosquera Slaco, Johnny…
Genres: Horror, Fantasy
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