Tempe Digital announces a two-disc Ultimate Edition Blu-ray for the 1990 hillbilly horror-comedy feature “Skinned Alive” will be shipping in early September, marking the highdefinition debut of this vintage direct-to-video splatter flick. Preorders can be placed starting noon EST on Monday, August 17 at Makeflix and, for a limited time, include an exclusive manufactured-ondemand (MOD) Blu-ray of the streaming-only widescreen version (16:9 aspect ratio, 1.78:1).
Rob Zombie popularized the “hillbilly horror” subgenre with films like “House of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects,” but writer/director Jon Killough did it over a decade earlier by making a movie
that’s fun for the whole family… the Manson family, that is! Crawldaddy and her kids travel crosscountry selling fine leather apparel when their van breaks down in the Ohio backwoods. Auto
mechanic Tom and his wife Whinnie put them up for the weekend, until ex-cop neighbor Paul discovers what their product is really made of…
For this one-of-a-kind release, Tempe Digital has painstakingly restored “Skinned Alive” from a 2K scan of the original 16mm A/B roll cut negative film elements with a dynamic 5.1 surround remix. To
celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film’s home video debut this year, collectors and fans will be able to enjoy the movie in 1080p HD (4:3 aspect ratio, 1.33:1) together with the original standard-definition
master used for the 1990 VHS release.
“Skinned Alive” Ultimate Edition includes replicated Blu-ray and DVD discs filled to capacity with a variety of bonus features including vintage and newly-created cast & crew interviews, three audio
commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, still galleries, and much more. Limited to a pressing of 1,000 units, the set features a collectible slipcover autographed by writer/director Jon Killough &
producer J.R. Bookwalter, reversible artwork, and full-color eight-page booklet with liner notes by Tempe historian Ross Snyder. Not sold at retail stores, this release will be available exclusively from
Makeflix, Diabolik DVD, Grindhouse Video, and Strange Vice UK.
Available separately is “Skinned Alive” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack arriving September 18 on CD; a digital release will be available on Apple Music and other music streaming platforms the same
day with three bonus tracks. Retro Release Video are issuing a limited-edition VHS of the restored “Skinned Alive,” while the 16:9 widescreen version will be available to rent or own from iTunes, VUDU,
Vimeo on Demand, and other digital retailers in October, with theatrical bookings handled by AGFA.
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