It has been officially confirmed that Grindhouse Releasing is working on a Blu-ray edition of The Beyond and Cannibal Holocaust. Both movies were previously released by Grindhouse Releasing on DVD and we've provided details below on the bonus features that will likely be ported over to the new high-def versions. A release date has not been specified, but we expect to see them later this year and will keep Daily Dead readers posted on any updates.

Cannibal Holocaust: "The most controversial movie ever made has finally arrived on DVD! Banned and heavily censored throughout theiworld, here is a film that surpasses its reputation as a shotgun blast to the senses. Cannibal Holocaust presents the "found footage" of four documentary filmmakers who experience brutal death at the hands of a savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters. This footage is so intense, so graphic and so unflinching in its realism that the director and producer of Cannibal Holocaust were arrested upon its original release and the film seized. Ruggero Deodato's notorious 1979 film begins with the expedition of NYU anthropology professor Harold Monroe (Robert Kerman -- Eaten Alive, Cannibal Ferox, Spider-Man). Professor Monroe's search for the missing documentary film crew leads him into the dangerous "Green Inferno," an untamed Amazon jungle populated by rival primitive tribes and wild animals. In the tribal village of the Yanomamos, he finds the devoured, skeletal remains of the American filmmakers along with the footage shot by the ill-fated crew.

When Professor Monroe screens the documentary footage for a cynical group of New York television network executives, a gruesome and disturbing story unfolds. Led by Alan Yates (Gabriel Yorke), the American film crew ruthlessly exploits "barbaric" tribal customs for the sake of sensationalism. With their cameras rolling, Yates and his crew then proceed to torture, rape, kill and burn their way through the jungle. The bloody tide turns as the natives rise up to take violent revenge on their tormentors.

Widely acknowledged as the uncredited inspiration for The Blair Witch Project, Cannibal Holocaust has been both praised and vilified for its portrait of savagery. Deodato's nihilistic masterwork critiques the implications of Mondo-style filmmaking, even as it explores the most disturbing extremes of cruelty and exploitation. Not for the weak of stomach, the film's horrifying power cannot be denied. Grindhouse Releasing 25th Anniversary collector's edition DVD stands as the definitive release of Cannibal Holocaust.

The deluxe 2-disc set boasts a brand-new, hi-definition digital restoration of the uncensored director's cut, an exhaustive menu of bonus features and spectacular packaging.

Be forewarned: This is the one that goes ALL THE WAY!

Extra Features Include:

  • Audio Commentary by director Ruggero Deodato and star Robert Kerman
  • Selected on-camera commentary
  • The Making Of Cannibal Holocaust - one hour Italian documentary featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage
  • Exclusive on-camera interview with Deodato, Kerman and co-star Gabriel Yorke
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • Extensive gallery of stills and poster art
  • The original shooting script
  • Necrophagia music video
  • Line notes by legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun"

The Beyond: "The seven dreaded gateways to hell are concealed in seven cursed places...

And on the day the gates of hell are opened, the dead will walk the earth!

From legendary Italian horror master Lucio Fulci come the ultimate classic of supernatural terror. A remote and cursed hotel, built over one of the seven gateways, becomes a yawning malevolent abyss that begins devouring both the bodies and the souls of all who enter in a graphic frenzy of gory crucifictions, chunkblowing chain-whippings, eyeball impalements, sulphuric acid meltdowns, flesh-eating tarantulas, throat-shredding demon dogs and ravenous bloodthirsty zombies. THE BEYOND is a towering schievement in hair-raising, mind-bending cinematic terror!

WARNING Due to its SHOCKING and VIOLENT subject matter, no one under 17 should view this film.


  • Original UNRATED, UNCENSORED director's cut
  • Spectacular hi-definition digital anamorphic widescreen transfer
  • Breathtaking 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound re-mix by Academy Award nominee Paul Ottosson
  • New 2008 intro by Catriona MacColl
  • Rare on-set interview with director Lucio Fulci
  • Provocative commentary by stars Catriona MacColl and the late genre superstar David Warbeck
  • Interviews with all the major stars and key crew members
  • Optional Italian language soundtrack and original mono mix
  • Lost German pre-credit sequence in FULL COLOR
  • Necrophagia music video directed by Jim VanBebber (THE MANSON FAMILY)
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • Extensive gallery of stills and poster art
  • Liner notes by legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun
  • Plus other surprises!"