Empire Pictures: New limited edition Blu-ray box set celebrates the legacy of ‘80s genre film studio
Every horror and cult movie fan who came of age in the 1980s still speaks in hushed tones about the late, great Empire Pictures. Founded by producer and director Charles Band in 1983, the fabled studio and distributor was responsible for a tidal wave of amazing, imaginative and profitable horror, science fiction and fantasy films, many of which have become definitive works and high-water marks of their respective genres. Some were amazing, some were pretty, some were kinda wonka but all of them were bursting with style, with and innovation.
Now, as a gift to the legion of rabid Empire fans out there, Band and Full Moon (in collusion with Shout! Factory) will release The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection, a massive limited edition collection (only 600 are being produced) featuring 18 films on 15 discs (14 Blu-ray + 1 DVD) packaged in a stunning, sturdy and elegant black collectors box adorned with a collage of original Empire poster art. Inside there will be an exclusive 24-page book as well.
The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection ($250 US per unit) will be officially released on May 5th and the set is available for pre-sale now and if you order this weekend, you’ll get a free Empire Pictures Signature Series poster.
Classic Empire films included in this set are:
METALSTORM (3-D version)
We have a 2 copies of this massive monstrous set from B-movie heaven to give to two lucky readers. Want one? Try your luck and send an email to [email protected] with the words EMPIRE STRIKES BACK! in the subject line. The most enthusiastic entries will be considered.