Kolchak Back To Back

On October 2nd, Kino Lorber will be releasing new BluRay editions of the classic Kolchak Made For TV movies: The Night Stalker (1972) and The Night Strangler (1973)

Synopsis: After several high-profile newspapers fire him for his difficult attitude, investigative journalist Carl Kolchak finds a job following the police beat for a small Las Vegas publication. When Carl discovers a series of dead showgirls drained of blood with bite marks on their necks, the police hesitate to take the case any further, and his boss wants nothing to do with the story, leading Carl to believe there may be a real vampire prowling the city streets. Starring Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Ralph Meeker, and Claude Akins.

Special Features and Technical SpecsBRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas • NEW Interview with Director John Llewellyn Moxey • NEW Interview with Composer Bob Cobert • “The Night Stalker: Dan Curtis Interview” featurette • Limited Edition Booklet essay by Film critic and author Simon Abrams (Blu-ray only) • Newly Commissioned Art by Sean Phillips • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase (Blu-ray only) • Optional English SDH subtitles for the film. BUY FROM AMAZON


Synopsis: Supernatural phenomena, baffling murders and offbeat humor mark this second Night Stalker offering with a great cast and suspense so palpable, it’ll feel like a presence right there in the room with you. Surfacing in Seattle, Kolchak (Darren McGavin, The Night Stalker) uncovers another maddening mystery: Ever 21 years – for the past century – a serial killer commits a spree of murders, drains his victims’ blood and then quietly disappears. But Kolchak is on to this monster and is about to discover a shocking underground lair… an army of rotting corpses… and the ageless madman behind it all. The great Dan Curtis (Burnt Offerings) produced and directed this highly-rated TV movie written by legendary sci-fi/horror writer Richard Matheson (I Am Legend).

Special Features and Technical SpecsBRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas • NEW Interview with Composer Bob Cobert • “Directing ‘The Night Strangler'” Featurette • Limited Edition Booklet essay by film critic and author Simon Abrams (Blu-ray only) • Newly Commissioned Art by Sean Phillips • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase (Blu-ray only) • Optional English SDH subtitles for the film. BUY FROM AMAZON

 

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Peter

Editor-In-Chief of The Grindhouse Cinema Database/Furious Cinema contributor. Pete is a rabid movie geek who enjoys everything from wild n' crazy exploitation/cult flix to big budget mainstream classics. His other interests include: graphic design, cartooning and music.

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