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You don't have to visit a haunted house to get scared—sometimes you'll find more horror in the local mall or late-night eatery, as is the case in the ’80s horror films Chopping Mall and Blood Diner, two movies that are at long last coming out on Blu-ray in the US thanks to Lionsgate:

Press Release: SANTA MONICA, CA (August 2, 2016) – Lionsgate is exhuming classic horror films with a red carpet rollout this fall for the limited edition Vestron Video Collector’s Series. Hours of materials have been assembled for the Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray™ releases, starting with six horror cult classics! Taste the fear and the flesh, in shocking high definition for the first time, as teenagers meet their untimely demise at the hands of cannibals, killer robots, horror icons, sewer-dwelling monsters, and an army of the undead!

Vestron Video has been a leader in providing the most unique and wide-ranging selection of films. Lionsgate honors the spirit of Vestron Video by presenting the Vestron Video Collector’s Series — a line of classic genre films newly remastered and with a wealth of supplementary features. Starting with Chopping Mall and Blood Diner, and continuing with Waxwork and Waxwork II: Lost in Time Double Feature, Return of the Living Dead 3, and C.H.U.D. II: Bud the CHUD, these re-releases are for the collector and horror fan alike and will be available for a limited amount of time.

Teenagers trapped in a high-tech mall overnight must find a way out before three malfunctioning security robots destroy them in Chopping Mall. In order to raise an ancient Egyptian goddess, two cannibalistic brothers use their restaurant to add something special to the menu in Blood Diner.

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 — including one with Chopping Mall’s robot! The Chopping Mall and Blood Diner Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray™s will each be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99.

CHOPPING MALL BLU-RAY™ SPECIAL FEATURES

AUDIO COMMENTARIES:

o Director/Co-Writer Jim Wynorski, Actress Kelli Maroney, and Co-Writer/2nd Unit Director Steve Mitchell

o Historians/Authors Nathaniel Thompson (Mondo Video) and Ryan Turek (Shock Till You Drop)

o Director/Co-Writer Jim Wynorski and Co-Writer/2nd Unit Director Steve Mitchell

· FEATURETTES:

o “Back to the Mall”

o “Chopping Chopping Mall”

o “The Killbots”

o “Scoring Chopping Mall”

o “The Robot Speaks”

o “The Lost Scene”

o “Army of One”

o “Chopping Mall: Creating the Killbots”

· Isolated Score Track by Chuck Cirino

· Trailer

BLOOD DINER BLU-RAY™ SPECIAL FEATURES

· AUDIO COMMENTARY with Director Jackie Kong

· FEATURETTES:

o “Queen Kong”

o “The Cook, The Uncle, and The Detective”

o “Open for Business”

o “Scoring for Sheetar!”

o “You Are What They Eat”

· Archival Interview with Project Consultant Eric Caidin

· Theatrical Trailer

· TV Spots

· Still Gallery

CHOPPING MALL PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1986
Title Copyright: Program Content and Package Artwork © 1986 Trinity Pictures/Concorde Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Package Design and Summary © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R
Genre: Horror
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Run Time: 76 Minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: Original Monaural Audio

BLOOD DINER PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1987
Title Copyright: Program Content and Package Artwork © 1987 Lightning Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Package Design and Summary © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Horror
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Run Time: 88 Minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: Original Monaural Audio

ABOUT LIONSGATE
Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the beloved drama series Nashville, the syndication successes The Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.

The Company's feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me, Divergent and John Wick series, Sicario, The Age of Adaline, Roadside Attractions' Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Codeblack Films' Addicted and breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films' Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

We have a look at both Blu-ray covers below (via Blu-ray.com and Jim Wynorski's Facebook page, respectively), and we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on these titles as well as future Vestron Video Collector's Series releases, which will include a Waxwork and Waxwork II: Lost in Time double feature, Return of the Living Dead 3, and C.H.U.D. II: Bud the CHUD.

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Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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