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Klaus Kinski in “NOSFERATU IN VENICE” and psycho sickie “A SCREAM IN THE STREETS” coming to Blu-ray from Severin

Monday, December 14, 2020 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Joining Severin Films’ pair of hi-def Alex de la Iglesia announcements this morning is another couple of previously hard-to-find genre features.

Severin has announced March 30 release dates for its Blu-rays (with and without exclusive slipcases) of NOSFERATU IN VENICE (pictured), with Klaus Kinski reprising his role in Werner Herzog’s classic for an unofficial sequel, and A SCREAM IN THE STREETS, from notorious exploitationeer Harry Novak. NOSFERATU IN VENICE, which was helmed by five different directors–including Mario Caiano (NIGHTMARE CASTLE), Luigi Cozzi (CONTAMINATION), writer/producer Augusto Caminito and reportedly Kinski himself–also stars Donald Pleasance and Christopher Plummer and boasts a score by CHARIOTS OF FIRE Oscar-winner Vangelis. Scanned in 2K from the original negative and presented in 1.85:1 widescreen with Italian (English-subtitled) and English mono soundtracks, the movie will be accompanied by:

  • CREATION IS VIOLENT: ANECDOTES FROM KINSKI’S FINAL YEARS: Feature-length documentary
  • Additional cast and crew interviews
  • Trailer

A SCREAM IN THE STREETS, directed by Carl Monson (PLEASE DON’T EAT MY MOTHER!) and focusing on two detectives tracking a psychopathic transvestite through an especially sleazy Los Angeles, has also been scanned in 2K from the original negative. It will be presented in 1.85:1 and 1.33:1 versions, with English mono and these bonus features:

  • THE PEEPER: Two sexy shorts produced from A SCREAM IN THE STREETS outtakes
  • Trailer

Each disc retails for $34.95 and is available for pre-order for $24 at the Severin webstore; the slipcase versions can be pre-ordered for $30 each, and there are also DVD editions and NOSFERATU merch available.

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.