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Play Dead (1983 / Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray)

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Hester Ramsey (Yvonne De Carlo) lives in a cavernous old house, with only her pet Rottweiler, Greta, to keep her company. Bitter and alone, Hester blames her estranged sister for stealing away her one true love, Sam, decades earlier. Following her sister’s death, Hester begins to plot a diabolical revenge, using her knowledge of the black arts to place a spell on her dog, and then gifting the satanic beast to her grief stricken niece, Audrey (Stephanie Dunnam). Soon, those closest to Audrey begin to get bumped off by her newly cursed pet in a series of increasingly violent ‘accidents,’ as Hester seeks to kill off all of her surviving family and leave Audrey to take the blame. 

A low key Texas lensed supernatural thriller that was produced by a construction company, Peter Wittman’s PLAY DEAD, mixes Southern melodrama and a smattering of T&A, alongside its requisite bloodshed and occult tinged twists. Given only a scant theatrical release before being dumped to video, Vinegar Syndrome brings this regional sleeper to Blu-ray, newly restored in 2K from its original 35mm interpositive.

Vinegar Syndrome’s “Play Dead” (1983) is available for purchase at Amazon.com

Release date: July 30, 2019

SPECS
  • Director: Peter Wittman
  • Starring: Yvonne De Carlo, Stephanie Dunnam, David Cullinane
  • Country: USA
  • Production Year: 1983
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc + 1 DVD
  • Region: FREE
  • Formats: Color
  • Audio: English
  • AKA: Satan’s Dog
  • Studio: Vinegar Syndrome

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
  • Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm interpositive
  • Video interview with director Peter Wittman
  • Audio interview with actress Stephanie Dunnam
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles
 

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

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