Mythical gore classic Blood Diner and other Vestron titles finally set to arrive on Blu-ray
For those of us horror and cult cinema enthusiasts who came of age in the 1980s, the Vestron Video brand was mythical. It still is, with VHS collectors always on the lookout for rare titles to add to their antiquated stash.
Among the myriad amazing international films distributed (and in some cases, financed) by the sadly long defunct Vestron was strange cinema legend Jackie Kong’s crazed, barf-tastic 1987 splatter comedy Blood Diner (read our recent words about the film here), a movie designed to honor the groundbreaking gore films of H.G. Lewis and a picture that is the holy grail for many ’80s genre aficionados.
But many of the revered titles – Blood Diner included – in the Vestron library have sort of gone missing, with fans hungering for proper releases of these amazing pictures.
Now, Lionsgate is primed to sate that starvation with their astounding Vestron Video Collector’s Series, a line of classic genre films newly remastered for Blu-ray release and armed with a wealth of mind-melting supplementary features.
And they’re starting the party with Blood Diner (which was released via Vestron’s scrappier sister label Lightning Pictures in ’87)!
Jackie Kong on Blu-ray! Finally! Hallelujah! Praise Sheetar!
And, like all future Vestron Video Collector’s Series titles will be available for a limited time only.
Each limited-edition feature, transferred from the original film elements to high-definition Blu-ray, is packed with special features including brand-new audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and interviews with cast & crew.
Blood Diner’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99.
And best of all, Kong – who, throughout her career has been notoriously press-shy and elusive – has rolled up her sleeves and was personally involved in almost every aspect of this new release.
“I supervised the mastering of the Blu-ray with the DP, so it looks incredible and has the intended color timing and exposures as the theatrical print release.”
This one is truly a gift for the fans in every respect.
Feast on these special features:
- AUDIO COMMENTARY with Director Jackie Kong
- “Queen Kong”
- “The Cook, The Uncle, and The Detective”
- “Open for Business”
- “Scoring for Sheetar!”
- “You Are What They Eat”
- Archival Interview with Project Consultant Eric Caidin
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Still Gallery
Blood Diner Blu-ray is set to street on September 27th.
More on the Blood Diner release and tour and the incredible Vestron Video Collector’s Series coming soon to this site!
Vestron Video Returns with Blood Diner Blu-ray