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4K “RAZORBACK” restoration rampages onto all-region Blu-ray; info and art

Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Ozploitation fans will pig out when Australia’s Umbrella Entertainment issues the giant-killer-boar classic RAZORBACK on all-region Blu-ray this summer. Read on for the details and early (not final) cover art.

Umbrella releases the hi-def RAZORBACK disc August 1 as part of its Beyond Genres line. The feature directorial debut of Russell Mulcahy, scripted by Down Under genre stalwart Everett De Roche from Peter Brennan’s novel, RAZORBACK stars Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley (THE ROAD WARRIOR) and Bill Kerr in the story of a huge, bloodthirsty porker terrorizing the Outback (gorgeously filmed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Dean Semler). The Blu-ray will sport an all-new 1080p widescreen transfer from a 4K scan, with DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio and original special features to be announced. For more on this and other Umbrella titles, head over to their official website.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.