So we may have given away the surprise as the headline but this is definitely something you’d like more info on because horror classic The Amityville Horror is finally getting a UK Blu-ray release AND it’s coming at us as a limited edition steelbook, thanks to Second Sight, on 26 June.
Quite unbelievably, it’s been 40 years since the book was released and two years later the ‘based on true events’ shocker movie followed, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, and scared the beejeezus out of people the first time around. It’s also fair to say that it inspired even more haunted-house nightmares ever since. Starring James Brolin, Margot Kidder and Rod Steiger, The Amityville Horror takes place after George and Kathy Lutz move to Amityville and believe they’ve found the perfect place to set up home.
But, of course, within the walls isn’t something you’d want to find as the house has a demonic presence but will they get to escape before it’s too late…? There’s a whole host of extras on the Blu-ray as well but, just before that, here’s how it’s going to look and that original trailer.
- ‘Brolin Thunder’ – A new interview with actor James Brolin
- ‘Child’s Play’ – A new interview with actor Meeno Peluce
- ‘Amityville Scribe’ – A new interview with screenwriter Sandor Stern •
- ‘The Devil’s Music’ – A new interview with soundtrack composer Lalo Schifrin
- ‘My Amityville Horror’ – feature-length documentary with Daniel Lutz
- ‘For God’s Sake, Get Out’ – featuring James Brolin and Margot Kidder
- Intro by Dr. Hans Holzer, PhD. in parapsychology (author of ‘Murder in Amityville’)
- Audio commentary by Dr. Hans Holzer
- Original trailer, TV spot, radio spots
- Four reproduction lobby card postcards (SteelBook Exclusive)
- New optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing