The Zodiac Killer Hits Blu-ray for the First Time

Notorious 1971 exploitation film The Zodiac Killer comes to Blu-ray from AGFA and Something Weird Video

AGFA (American Genre Film Archive), a non-profit entity that preserves the legacy of genre films, has just dropped the news of their diabolical plans to release the notorious 1971 exploitation film The Zodiac Killer on Blu-ray for the first time ever. The title will street on July 25th, the first of dozens of title in AGFA’s collaboration with Something Weird Video following a successful 2015 Kickstarter campaign.

Directed by Tom Hanson, who had previously owned a chain of Pizza Man restaurants, The Zodiac Killer was made to capture the real-life Zodiac Killer who was — and still is — at large. That plan didn’t work. Instead, we got the most outrageous and compelling “tabloid horror” vortex in history. During theatrical screenings, Hanson constructed in-theater “traps” to lure the killer from hiding. These included the use of an ice cream freezer filled with rent-a-cops and a raffle with a motorcycle as a prize. You won’t get insight like this by watching a David Fincher movie, but you will get it while watching The Zodiac Killer.


Special features on this wild, warped release include:

– New 4K scan from the only surviving 16mm blow-up elements!

– Commentary track with Tom Hanson, Manny Nedwick, and more!

– Interview with director Tom Hanson and actor Manny Nedwick!

– Tabloid-horror trailers from the AGFA archive!

– Liner notes and director Tom Hanson interview by Chris Poggiali of TEMPLE OF SCHLOCK!

– Reversible cover art!

– Bonus movie: ANOTHER SON OF SAM (1977)! New 2K scan from a 35mm theatrical print!

The Zodiac Killer is available for pre-order at the MVD SHOP and on Amazon.