Few filmmakers have run through horror and its many styles and subsets like Tobe Hooper, director of the seminal The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. One of his most beloved (and varied) periods falls under the Cannon umbrella, the company for which he directed Lifeforce, Invaders From Mars and the deliciously nutty The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. With its cult firmly established, Lifeforce was an early entry into the Scream Factory lineup, hitting Blu in a collectors edition featuring both the theatrical and directors cuts. Now, the label is tackling that middle entry, the remake and classic creature sci-fi homage Invaders from Mars, a film whose fanfare is seeing a slow resurgence.
Scream Factory has announced an April 7th Blu release for the Karen Black-starring Invaders from Mars. In the film, Little David Gardner’s starry-eyed dreams turn into an out-of-this-world nightmare when invaders from the red planet land in his backyard and unleash their hostilities on unsuspecting earthlings! Paralyzed with fear as the aliens take over the minds of his mother, father and even his classmates, David must somehow find a way to stop them- before they turn the whole human race into brain-dead zombies!
Showcasing special effects from John Dykstra (Star Wars) and the creations of Stan Winston (Aliens), and starring Karen Black (House Of 1,000 Corpses), Hunter Carson (Paris, Texas), Timothy Bottoms (Rollercoaster), Louise Fletcher (Flowers In The Attic), James Karen (The Return Of The Living Dead) and Bud Cort (Harold And Maude), this thrilling remake is a must-own for horror fans.
Invaders from Mars will feature:
New audio commentary with director Tobe Hooper
The Martians Are Coming! – The Making of “Invaders from Mars”, an all-new retrospective featuring interviews with director Tobe Hooper, actor Hunter Carson, special creature effects artists Alec Gillis and Gino Crognale, and composer Christopher Young
Original Production Illustration Gallery with commentary from artist William Stout.