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Socially Relevant “Tales From the Hood” Getting Blu-ray Release

From the Hood

Having just revisited New Line Cinema’s 1995 Tales From the Hood, I couldn’t believe how socially relevant it was. In fact, 20 years later the movie may be even more prevalent now than when it was released. This must-see anthology stars Clarence Williams III as a funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

Lauded for its take on complex social issues like police brutality and domestic abuse, this cult horror anthology from director Rusty Cundieff and executive producer Spike Lee makes its Blu-ray debut  April 18th, 2017 as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory!

Tales from the Hood comes loaded with bonus features, including the new documentary Welcome to Hell: The Making of Tales from the Hood, which features new interviews with director/writer Rusty Cundieff, producer/writer Darin Scott, actors Corbin Bernsen Wings Hauser and Anthony Griffith, special effects supervisor Kenneth Hall, doll effects supervisors Charles Chiodo and Edward Chiodo; audio commentary with director/writer Rusty Cundieff, a making of Tales from the Hood featurette, original theatrical and TV spots, and more!

In Tales from the Hood. Stack, Ball and Bulldog arrive at a local funeral parlor to retrieve a lost drug stash held by the mortician Mr. Simms (Clarence Williams III). But Mr. Simms has plans for the boys. He leads them on a tour of his establishment, introducing them to his corpses. Even the dead have tales to tell and Mr. Simms is willing to tell them all. And you better listen – because when you’re in the ‘hood, even everyday life can lead to extraordinary terror.

Tales from the Hood Bonus Features

  • Welcome to Hell: The Making of Tales from the Hood – featuring interviews with director/writer Rusty Cundieff, producer/writer Darin Scott, actors Corbin Bernsen Wings Hauser and Anthony Griffith, special effects supervisor Kenneth Hall, doll effects supervisors Charles Chiodo and Edward Chiodo
  • Audio Commentary with director/writer Rusty Cundieff
  • Vintage “Making of” Featurette
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Original TV Spots
  • Still Gallery



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COMMENTS

12 Comments
  • Ocelot006 .

    Boy we are just loving that term ‘socially relevant’.

    • ky

      If “Hostel” had just come out, I’m sure the term of the week would be “torture porn” and articles about other movies that compare to it would be prevalent. This was just a crap comment from you.

    • Blk Mgc Maverick

      Triggered

  • Khy

    I LOVE this movie. Hopefully the features is stuff that was shot recently.

    • Creepshow

      20 years later, it just dawned on Brad that it was socially relevant.

      • Khy

        More like it dawned on Brad that he’ll get more clicks by stating the obvious.

        • ky

          Or, maybe it’s because 20+ years later, we are finally getting a blu ray release of a great horror film, and that was worth putting on a horror news website? God forbid they put something in the title that relates it to a current film making headlines. On a side note, I loved this movie as well, one of my childhood favorites. What was your favorite story within? Mine has to be the one with the dolls.

          • Khy

            Dolls for sure! But they were all so good!

  • aFriendlyAgenda

    Definitely an awesome generally obscure classic,
    Clarence Williams III is great in that

    But how is this suddenly socially relevant?
    Becasue of that blm stuff?

    Thats an invention instigated by the liberal fake news
    Cops aren’t beating on Black people more then anybody else who fights with and runs from the police

    Its only as relevant as it ever was IMO when you take into account how long liberals have been making promises to help Black people but have only continued to exploit them and keep them where their at for the last 50 years

    But I’m sure thats not what you meant

    • 1naturalace

      You sound like an idiot

  • shawn lawson

    Might go as far to say as my favorite anthology flick ever. EVERY story is good and so many great lines. Me and a buddy of mine will go back and forth cracking each other up …..”Walter! You little Muthafucka. You like to draw fucked up pictures of people, huh?”

  • Gray Games

    Weird I posted this in must see anthologies and couple days later a news article.
    I guess that’s where they are saying it’s socially relevant .
    Awesome that they are reading the forums!!!

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