RABID and DEAD RINGERS Coming to Blu-ray

Scream Factory has recently announced that two Cronenberg classics are set to make their Blu-ray debut: Rabid and Dead Ringers.

Rabid (1977) stars pornstar Marilyn Chambers as Rose who develops an insatiable blood-lust after undergoing a radical new surgery. With each victim the strange infection spreads, resulting in mass chaos.

Dead Ringers (1988) stars Jeremy Irons in a dual role as twin brothers who are also gynecologists. They take advantage of the fact that no one can tell them apart. However, when a woman enters the picture their relationship begins to deteriorate.

Both films are regarded as classics in the Cronenberg cannon, with Rabid being an influential entry in the “body horror” sub-genre.

Rabid, set to drop Nov. 22:


–New 2K scan from the negative at Cronenberg’s preferred aspect ratio (1.66:1)


–New audio interview with author Jill C. Nelson (Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985) and Marilyn Chambers’ personal appearances manager, Ken Leicht

–New “Young and Rabid” interview with actress Susan Roman

–Audio Commentary with writer-director David Cronenberg

–Audio Commentary with William Beard, author of The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg

–Archival interview with David Cronenberg

–Interview with executive producer Ivan Reitman

–Interview with co-producer Don Carmody

–“From Stereo to Video,” a video essay by Caelum Vatnsdal, author of They Came from Within: A History of Canadian Horror Cinema

–Theatrical Trailer

–TV Spot

–Radio Spots (U.S. and U.K.)

–Still Gallery

Dead Ringers, set to drop Nov. 15:


Disc 1 (1.78:1 version)


–New Audio Commentary with writer William Beard, author of The Artist As Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg

–Audio Commentary with actor Jeremy Irons

Disc 2 (1.66:1 version)


–New 2K scan at the director’s preferred aspect ratio (1.66:1)

–New “Carey’s Story” interview with Heidi Von Palleske

–New “Working Artist” interview with Stephen Lack

–New “Connecting Tissues” interview with special effects artist Gordon Smith

–New “Double Vision” interview with director of photography Peter Suschitzky

–Vintage interviews with Jeremy Irons, director/co-writer David Cronenberg, producer Marc Boyman and co-writer Norman Snider

–Vintage Behind the Scenes Featurette

–Theatrical Trailer




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