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Shivers (1975) Vestron Blu-ray: Early Cronenberg shocker

Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Series is releasing director David Cronenberg’s early gory zombie shocker, Shivers (1975) on Blu-ray.

After a scientist living in a posh apartment complex slaughters a teen girl and kills himself, investigators discover that the murderer had been carrying on experiments involving deadly parasites. Roger St. Luc (Paul Hampton), a doctor living in the building, and his aide, Nurse Forsythe (Lynn Lowry), then realize that the parasites are on the loose, attacking fellow tenants. And those who become hosts turn into erotically obsessed maniacs who pass the bugs on through violent sex.

Shivers, written and directed by Cronenberg, is a paranoid, prurient sexual nightmare.

Mick LaSalle — San Francisco Chronicle


Release date: September 15, 2020
Genre: Horror / Sci-fi


DirectorDavid Cronenberg
CastPaul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry
CountryCanada
Production Year1975
Discs1 Blu-ray Disc
RegionA
Run Time87 minutes
FormatsColor / 1.85:1
AudioEnglish
SubtitleEnglish
AKAThey Came from Within
StudioLionsgate / Vestron Video

Special features

NEW Audio Commentary with Writer-Director David Cronenberg and Co-Producer Don Carmody
NEW “Mind Over Matter” – An Interview with Writer-Director David Cronenberg
NEW “Good Night Nurse” – An Interview with Actress Lynn Lowry
NEW “Outside and Within” – An Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Creator Joe Blasco
NEW “Celebrating Cinépix” – An Interview with Greg Dunning
Archival 1998 David Cronenberg Interview
Still Gallery with Optional Archival Audio Interview with Executive Producer John Dunning
Theatrical Trailers
TV Spot
Radio Spots
Image courtesy IMDB

Shivers (1975) 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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