March 22, 2008
Legend Films will be releasing legendary 1980s horror films "Student Bodies" and "The Sender" on DVD April 1, along with the long lost Terence Fisher Hammer classic "The Man Who Could Cheat Death."
Also hitting stores, the ultra-rare Chistopher Lee/Peter Cushing film "The Skull," along with "The Deadly Bees."
For '80s slasher fans, however, "Student Bodies has to be the real find. A spoof of horror films made at the height of the slasher craze, it's a bad, but fun, old movie. Click here for our very old review of "The Sender," which hasn't been on video for maybe 20 years.
Legend is known mostly for public domain titles, but these have been licensed from Paramount. I asked Maria Mason, their VP of marketing, if the two best ones -- "Man Who Could Cheat Death" and "The Skull" -- would be widescreen or not.
"Both films, The Skull and The Man Who Could Cheat Death are widescreen," she said. "Please check back to our website on April 1st for a complete list of all the new titles."
Some of the non-horror Paramount titles will include "Houdini" with Janet Leigh and "Some Kind of Hero" with Richard Pryor.
Their Web site is located here.
Thanks to DVD Drive-in for breaking this important DVD news.
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