They had nearly survived the high school experience, and with one week left of school, it should have been their time to celebrate. But in the 1981 slasher film Graduation Day, someone wants certain seniors on Midvale High's track team to die before they can turn their tassels. It was recently revealed that Graduation Day will be released in the UK on Blu-ray, and now Vinegar Syndrome has announced a US high-definition upgrade of Troma's high school horror flick.

Set for a September 9th release, the US Blu-ray of Graduation Day comes with a handful of bonus feature interviews:

Special Features (courtesy of!):

  • New 4K restoration from the camera negative
  • Interview with Producer David Baughn
  • Interview with Editor Martin Sadoff
  • Interview with Star Patch Mackenzie

"After a high school track runner, named Laura, suddenly dies from a heart attack after finishing a 30-second 200-meter race, a killer wearing a sweat suit and a fencing mask begins killing off her friends on the school track team one by one. The suspects include the track coach Michaels, Laura's sister Anne who arrives in town for the funeral, the creepy school principal Mr. Guglione, and Laura's strange boyfriend Kevin."

Directed by Herb Freed and written by Freed and Anne Marisse based on a story by David Baughn, Graduation Day stars Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, Michael Pataki, Linnea Quigley, Vanna White, and E.J. Peaker.

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    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.