New Label Olive Films Releasing 'The Boogens', 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' to Blu-Ray
May 11, 2012 Remember "The Boogens"? Talk about a moldy oldie. This horror film from the 1980s had some pretty scary TV spots, but it didn't garner much of a reputation from its theatrical run or release on VHS.
Well, you'll now get the chance to see "The Boogens" in high-defintion when Olive Films releases it to Blu-Ray August 8!
Directed by James L. Conway, "The Boogens" starred Rebecca Balding, Fred McCarren, Anne-Marie Martin, and Jeff Harlan. In the film, a small construction team of four men work to reopen an abandoned silver mine 100 years after a mysterious massacre forced the Army to shut it down. What they don't know is that their excavating has inadvertently freed some amphibious reptilian creatures lurking deep within the mine shafts.
While, "The Boogens" is no classic, the 1950s masterpiece "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" certainly is. And Olive Films will also be releasing that title to Blu Ray on July 17.
"Invasion" was of course directed by Don Siegel and starred Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter. Daniel Mainwaring adapted the screenplay from Jack Finney's 1954 novel The Body Snatchers.
The story depicts an extraterrestrial invasion in a small California town. The invaders replace human beings with duplicates that appear identical on the surface but are devoid of any emotion or individuality. A local doctor uncovers what is happening and tries to stop them.
In 1994, Invasion of the Body Snatchers was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". It will thankfully be preserved forever as a black-and-white, high definition masterpiece in many of our Blu Ray collections.
Meanwhile, Olive Films is also prepping "Tales That Witness Madness," a pretty good (but by no means classic) anthology horror film from 1973, for a Blu Ray release on June 26. It was directed by Freddie Francis and starred Donald Pleasence, Joan Collins and Kim Novak.