New 4K Transfer Of ‘Effects’ To Hit Blu-Ray This August

July 18, 2017

Written by Capt McNeely

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Taken from the only theatrical print known to exist, AGFA (the American Genre Film Archive), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of genre films, will unleash Effects on Blu-Ray on August 22, 2017.

Written and directed by Dusty Nelson (Sakura Killers), Effects is a do-it-yourself horror flick weaving the story of a gang of coke-addled filmmakers gathered in Pittsburgh to film a faux-snuff slasher film. As a series of grisly accidents cause the casualties to pile up, it becomes clear that no one on the film’s crew is to be trusted. Equal parts low-budget Carpenter-esque student film and gory exploitation piece (think 1976 splatterpiece Snuff), Effects is both a study of the philosophy of horror, and a simple, sleazy genre film.
Starring effects master Tom Savini along with Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead), and John Harrison (Tales from the Darkside: The Movie), Effects was produced by both Harrison and Pasquale Buba. Savini provides the film’s visual effects.
The Blu-Ray’s special features will include:

  • “After Effects”, a documentary on the film with optional commentary track
  • “Ubu” short film
  • “Beastie” short film
  • Archival commentary track with John Harrison, Pasquale Buba, and Dusty Nelson
  • Liner notes by Joseph A. Ziemba of the AGFA and Bleeding Skull
  • New 4K scan from the only 35mm theatrical print known to exist

Watch the trailer for Effects below.

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