With the folks at Scream Factory set to celebrate the company's three-year anniversary this Sunday, they're kicking off the festivities early by announcing the Blu-ray debut of Wes Craven's Shocker, slated for a September 8th high-definition home media release.

From Scream Factory: "Since our 3-year brand anniversary falls on Sunday, we wanted to get the party started early by announcing an upcoming film that we’ve received many requests for: Wes Craven’s SHOCKER is coming to Blu-ray for the first time!!

This 1989 cult favorite about a criminal seeking revenge after being electrocuted (played by Mitch Pileggi of “The X-Files” fame) is planned for a Sept 8th release date. Pre-order links are will go up early next month.

It is planned to be included in our “Collector’s Edition” series but we have no other specific details to reveal yet about the extras. We’ll be sure to keep you posted about them later on in the Summer.

So, were you “shocked” by this news?"

Fans of Shocker no doubt remember its metal-heavy soundtrack highlighted by Megadeth's cover of Alice Cooper's "No More Mr. Nice Guy", as well as songs by Iggy Pop, Bonfire, and the titular track by The Dudes of Wrath. For those unfamiliar with the film, here's the synopsis (via Amazon.com) and trailer:

"Master of horror Wes Craven directs this exciting visual treat which introduces a diabolical mass murderer who harnesses electricity for unimaginable killing powers. About to be electrocuted for a catalog of heinous crimes, the unrepentant Horace Pinker (Mitch Pileggi) transforms into a terrifying energy source. Only young athlete Jonathan Parker (Peter Berg), with an uncanny connection to Pinker through bizarre dreams, can fight the powerful demon. The two dive in and out of television programs, chasing each other from channel to channel through stunning scenes of disaster, game shows and old reruns. A blend of dazzling special effects, jolting humor and an electrifying soundtrack, Shocker is an ironic tale of terror and madness in the video age."

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