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Deadly Games (1989) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray: A Christmas terror!

Vinegar Syndrome has announced the release of director Rene Manzor’s action-packed Christmas terror, Deadly Games (1989) on a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition.

Young Thomas is obsessed with action movies and video games. So much so that, when his mother is out, he delights in turning the sprawling mansion where he and his invalid grandfather live into a makeshift battleground; concocting and setting elaborate traps. Home alone, grandfather aside, on Christmas Eve, Thomas is soon faced with an unexpected – and very unwelcome – guest, a department store Santa Claus who is, in fact, a deranged escapee from a nearby asylum! Putting his skills into action, Thomas begins an all-out assault against the murderous Saint Nick, rather than risking his Christmas turning into something closer to Halloween.

Deadly Games (1989) — Photo
Image courtesy IMDB

A dazzling mix of thriller, action, and horror, and long rumored to be the unofficial inspiration for one of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of the 90s, René Manzor’s DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (aka 3615 code Père Noël aka Deadly Games aka Game Over) is a would-be cult sensation that sadly never was. Featuring ultra stylized cinematography from Michel Gaffier which highlights the often dream-like production design, Vinegar Syndrome is honored to present your next holiday favorite, DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS, in its U.S. disc debut and worldwide 4K Blu-ray debut, from a brand new 4K restoration of its original 35mm camera negative!

If you’re looking for a darker, crazier version of Home Alone, Dial Code Santa Claus will not disappoint.

Adam Patterson — Film Pulse


Release date: November 24, 2020
Genre: Action / Horror


DirectorRene Manzor
CastBrigitte Fossey, Louis Ducreux, Patrick Floersheim
CountryFrance
Production Year1989
Discs2 Blu-ray Discs
Region4K Blu-ray — Region Free / 2K Blu-ray — Region A
Run Time88 minutes
FormatsColor / 4K Ultra HD / 1.85:1
AudioFrench
SubtitleEnglish
AKA36.15 code Père Noël / Dial Code Santa Claus / Game Over
StudioVinegar Syndrome

Special features


NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM FROM THE 35MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
Interview with director René Manzor (Jouets Interdits/Forbidden Toys) – 88 mins
Interview with actor Alain Musy (To Become a Man) – 40 mins
Extensive still gallery with director commentary – 18 mins
Multiple storyboards & scene comparisons
Behind the scenes featurette (Simon Says Roll Sound) – 8 mins
“Synapse” – a short film by René Manzor – 5 mins
Pre-trailer model shots – 2 mins.
Bonnie Tyler music video (Merry Christmas)
French, English, and Italian trailers
French teaser trailer & TV spots
Reversible cover artwork
Newly translated English SDH subtitles
REGION-FREE 4K BLU-RAY/BLU-RAY COMBO

Deadly Games (1989) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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