AGFA To Release 4K Transfer Blu-ray Of EFFECTS!
Effects is a 1980 horror film put together by friends of George Romero that focuses on a horror film production in which people start actually dying. You can check out a trailer below:
This is one of those movies all horror fans need to see, and now AGFA is making that dream come true with a brand new 4K transfer from the archive’s own 35mm print. That Blu is coming out August 22, but there’s going to be a special Terror Tuesday screening of the restoration at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz on the same day as well. Not only do you get to see the film look better than ever and on the big screen, but you’ll see it with special guests Tom Savini, Joe Pilato, John Harrison, Dusty Nelson, Pat Buba and Zilla Clinton. Get your tickets here!
You definitely don’t want to miss this. Further details below:
Alamo Drafthouse's American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, is excited to announce an August 22, 2017 release date for the EFFECTS Blu-ray.
Cobbled together with loose change by George Romero's friends, EFFECTS is a mesmerizing do-it-yourself horror movie starring Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD), Joe Pilato (DAY OF THE DEAD), and John Harrison (TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE). A group of coked-up filmmakers -- including Savini and Pilato -- gather in Pittsburgh to make a slasher called DUPED: THE SNUFF MOVIE. As filming begins and "accidents" happen, it's clear that something isn't right. And no one can be trusted. Landing somewhere between Michael and Roberta Findlay's SNUFF and a student film by John Carpenter, EFFECTS is a meta-enhanced takedown on the philosophy of horror that doubles as a sleazy and terrifying movie on its own.
"We were blown away to discover that we had the only existing 35mm theatrical print of EFFECTS at the archive," said AGFA director Joe Ziemba. "We're happy that we've been able to help the filmmakers create a new 4K transfer that will be seen by for years to come by audiences who appreciate the movie for the right reasons."EFFECTS was produced by Harrison (director of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE, composer of George Romero's CREEPSHOW and DAY OF THE DEAD), edited and produced by Pasquale Buba (editor of George Romero's KNIGHTRIDERS, CREEPSHOW, DAY OF THE DEAD, and MONKEY SHINES), and written and directed by Dusty Nelson (SAKURA KILLERS). Legendary horror icon Tom Savini also provided the film's visual effects.
"It was a good thing we didn't listen to those who thought we were crazy," said producer and star John Harrison. "EFFECTS was one of those magical moments in one's life when everything just seemed to come together." To celebrate the release, AGFA teams up with the Alamo Drafthouse's Terror Tuesdayseries in Austin for a screening of EFFECTS on August 22 with a full cast and crew reunion. Tom Savini, Joe Pilato, John Harrison, Dusty Nelson, Pasquale Buba, and Zilla Clinton will be in attendance.
"To have the film 're-discovered' and appreciated 40 years later, is not only gratifying, but quite frankly, something I never even imagined," said director Nelson. "I can't wait to see it with the audience in Austin."
Special features include:
- New 4K scan from the only surviving 35mm theatrical print- Archival commentary track with John Harrison, Dusty Nelson, and Pasquale Buba
- AFTER EFFECTS documentary with optional commentary track
- UBU and BEASTIE short films
- Liner notes by Joseph A. Ziemba of AGFA and Bleeding Skull
- Reversible cover art with illustration by Charles Forsman (Netflix's THE END OF THE FU**ING WORLD)
Watch AGFA's original theatrical trailer here.
More on the Terror Tuesday screening of EFFECTS at Alamo Drafthouse.