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Messiah of Evil

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Genres: Horror
Starring: Michael Greer, Marianna Hill
Director: Willard Huyck,Gloria Katz
Plot Synopsis:

A woman arrives in a sleepy seaside town after receiving unsettling letters from her father, only to discover the town is under the influence of a strange cult that weeps tears of blood and hunger for human flesh.

From Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, the writers of American Grafitti, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Howard the Duck, this dreamy and atmospheric film transposes the post-Night of the Living Dead zombie movie to a surreal small-town American setting, presented through gorgeous Techniscope visuals that echo the stylish European horror of Mario Bava and Hammer.

A true cult film, Messiah of Evil, which was also released as Dead People, has overcome distribution challenges to enjoy growing awareness and high acclaim after decades of word-of-mouth enthusiasm among horror cinema fans and critics around the world.

Special Features:

  • NEW 4K RESTORATION from the best-surviving elements of the film from the Academy Film Archive (2023)
  • Uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Audio commentary by critics and horror experts Kim Newman and Stephen Thrower
  • Archival interview with co-writer-director Willard Huyck by Mike White from the Projection Booth Podcast
  • A new documentary on the film with more information to be revealed
  • Visual essay on the American Gothic by critic Kat Ellinger
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow
  • Limited edition 80-page booklet featuring new and archival writing
  • Limited edition of 3000 copies, presented in rigid box and full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings
  • More to be confirmed!
  • Release Details
    Release Date: October 24th, 2023
    Movie Release Year: 1973
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Radiance Films
  • Technical Specs
    Length:90 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.39:1
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