Out today on Blu-ray is yet another entry from the partnership between AGFA and Something Weird. Following on the heels of The Zodiac Killer and Bat Pussy (yes, you read that title correctly), the two companies have come together to offer a brand-new 4K transfer for 1956’s The Violent Years.
The film comes from director William Morgan which is a name you likely haven’t heard of. Morgan directed 14 titles over his career but was mostly known as an editor where he worked on projects like Lassie and Dragnet. The real draw for The Violent Years is that it was written by the infamous Ed Wood and anytime you can get your hands on a new Ed Wood movie you must do it.
I’ve yet to see The Violent Years but it looks wonderful and if this trailer is any indication the 4K transfer is going to be a thing of beauty. Put this one on your Christmas list!
“Paula Parkins is the teenage daughter of wealthy parents who don’t seem to make time for her, so she looks for thrills as the leader of her all-girl gang who steal, rob, and rape young men.”
Special features include:
– New 4K scan from the original camera negative!
– Commentary track with filmmaker Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE, FRANKENHOOKER) and Ed Wood biographer Rudolph Grey!
– Gutter-noir trailers from the Something Weird vault!
– Memorabilia scrapbook!
– Bonus movie: ANATOMY OF A PSYCHO (1961), a new 2K scan from an original theatrical print
– Reversible cover art