Shout! to Release Cannibal Girls DVD


Full specs, artwork revealed

Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin star in the Canadian horror spoof Cannibal Girls, directed by Ivan Reitman and coming to DVD from Shout! Factory on October 26.

The DVD boasts the widescreen presentation of the movie, mastered from the newly restored original film elements.

Theatrically released in 1973, Cannibal Girls quickly acquired a reputation as the B-movie concoction of the 1970s. Canadian audiences had never before experienced such a rich blend of camp, gore and comedy. On top of the film’s overt B-movie presentation, the producers tore a page from the William Castle book of exploitation, introducing to the theatre-going public the “warning bell” experience: just prior to a scene of particular malice and gore, viewers would be warned by the sound of a bell, at which point they could shut their eyes.

The movie was made on a low budget – $12,000 the duo had to beg and borrow from friends, relatives and some dubious sources – and most of the dialogue was improvised. Despite cost overruns and reshoots, Reitman persuaded American International Pictures (AIP) to distribute the film and it was released in the U.S. in April of 1973 and in Canada that June.


Widescreen movie presentation – mastered from restored film elements

“Cannibal Guys” – a conversation with Ivan Reitman and Daniel Goldberg

“Meat Eugene” – Richard Crouse talks to Eugene Levy

Original trailers and radio spots

Alternate audio track featuring “The Warning Bell”

Source: Press Release