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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - 1/23/18

Old 09-18-17, 01:01 PM
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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - 1/23/18



MVD Rewind Collection #2: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (2-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]
UFOs! Bigfoot! Communists! The government has swiftly dealt with many a crisis... But can it survive the diabolical ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES?
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the supermarket, you're face to face with terror so bold, so frightening it has never been seen on-screen before or since (not until the sequel, anyway).
After a series of bizarre and increasingly horrific attacks from pulpy, red, seeded fruit, Mason Dixon (David Miller) finds himself leading a "crack" team of specialists to save the planet. But will they be quick enough to save everyone? To save you?
You can't run! You can't swim! There's nowhere to hide!
THE KILLER TOMATOES ARE EVERYWHERE!
SPECIAL FEATURES
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of film (1.85:1)
- Original 2.0 Mono Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Audio commentary from writer/director John DeBello, writer/co-star Steve Peace and "creator" Costa Dillon
- Deleted scenes (SD)
Six exclusive featurettes:
* "Legacy of a Legend" (14:13, SD) is a collection of interviews, including comments from John DeBello, Costa Dillon, film critic Kevin Thomas, fans Kevin Sharp and Bruce Vilanch, future Tomatoes mainstay John Astin and actors Steve Peace, Jack Riley, and D.J. Sullivan
* "Crash and Burn" (3:40, SD) is a discussion about the famous helicopter crash that could have killed everyone because the pilot was late on his cue
* "Famous Foul" (2:21, SD) is about the San Diego Chicken and his role in the climatic tomato stomping ending
* "Killer Tomatomania" (4:33, SD) is a smattering of interviews with random people on the streets of Hollywood about the movie
* "Where Are They Now?" (2:51, SD) fills viewers in on what the cast and crew have been up to over the past couple of decades
* "We Told You So!" (3:07, SD) takes a hard-hitting look at the conspiracy of silence surrounding the real-life horror of killer tomatoes
- "Do They Accept Traveler's Checks in Babusuland" (the original 8mm short that inspired Attack of the Killer Tomatoes) (with optional audio commentary) (SD)
- Original theatrical trailer (SD)
- Radio spots
- Collectible poster
This is the first time Attack... has been released in widescreen outside of theaters, AFAIK.
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Old 09-18-17, 03:12 PM
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Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - 1/23/18

I probably haven't seen this since the early 80's when I was a kid. They used to have movies on BetaMax we could watch for free at my local library. For some reason my friend and I chose this movie to watch.

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Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - 1/23/18

Originally Posted by mcnabb View Post
For some reason my friend and I chose this movie to watch.
I thought it was hysterical when I was in junior high. It hasn't aged all that well whenever I've watched it since (more than anyone would guess!), and Attack isn't nearly as funny as Return or Eat France, but I'm still really excited about this Blu-ray release.
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Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - 1/23/18

Hopefully this new line keeps up with the goods. Sounds promising.
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Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - 1/23/18

Love the nod to the Media Home Entertainment cover. Hope they can get some other stuff that was on that label, like The Groove Tube!
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Old 09-19-17, 07:34 AM
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Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - 1/23/18

Yes! This is one of those movies I was afraid would never get released on Blu-ray. And I always figured 1.33:1 was the correct ratio, was the DVD pan and scan or full frame?

Now we just need the last two on Blu-ray.
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Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - 1/23/18

Originally Posted by joltman View Post
Yes! This is one of those movies I was afraid would never get released on Blu-ray. And I always figured 1.33:1 was the correct ratio, was the DVD pan and scan or full frame?
Gotta be open matte. It did get a theatrical run, so it would've been seen in widescreen back in the day.

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Now we just need the last two on Blu-ray.
I'd imagine that Fox would be willing to license them out to another label, but I'm not sure who'd really want to put 'em out. It'd be nice, though (even though Strike Back is borderline-unwatchable).
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Pre-order up at Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075MYG9XC/
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