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Full details and art for Scream Factory’s “WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK” Blu-ray

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Blu-ray/DVD, News


One of the better direct-to-video sequels makes its North American Blu-ray debut in May, as Shout! Factory releases WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK under its Scream Factory banner. Read on for the complete specs—including the short film that started it all—and cover art.

Streeting May 28, WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK (originally aired on Showtime) reunites writer/director Fred Walton and stars Carol Kane and Charles Durning from the 1979 original STRANGER, with Jill Schoelen (THE STEPFATHER) as a college student stalked by a new psychopath. The Blu-ray will contain a new 2K scan of the original film elements in two aspect rations: 1.33:1 (the original TV broadcast) and 1.78:1. The bonus features are:

  • NEW “Directing a Stranger”: an interview with director Fred Walton
  • NEW “Process is Everything”: an interview with actress Carol Kane
  • NEW “A Stranger’s Prey”: an interview with actress Jill Schoelen
  • Fred Walton’s original short film THE SITTER
  • TV Spot

Retail price is $26.99, but you can pre-order at the Shout! website for $21.99.

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,, 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.