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Severin Films’ Ozploitation Releases: ‘Patrick,’ ‘Thirst,’ and ‘Dead Kids’

DVDActive reports that Severin Films has scored the rights to a trilogy of classic Australian genre features. Arriving on Blu-ray March 11 is Patrick, Thirst, and Dead Kids. Along with these films, Severin is also releasing a collection of Ozploitation trailers on DVD.

Patrick: Just as Mark (Not Quite Hollywood) Hartley’s highly anticipated remake hits US theaters, Richard Franklin’s original Ozploitation classic is back…now in stunning HD. A comatose killer is seemingly unresponsive in a small private hospital. But, when a hot new nurse begins to question his condition, Patrick will unleash a waking nightmare of psychokinetic carnage. Loaded with extras including a recently discovered vintage interview with Franklin & the ‘never before available in America’ Italian track with soundtrack by Goblin (Suspiria, Dawn of the Dead).

Dead Kids: Michael Murphy (Manhattan), Dan Shor (Wise Blood) and Academy Award® winner Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) star in this grisly saga of bizarre experiments, butchered teens, New Zealand doubling for suburban Illinois, and a killer in a Tor Johnson mask. This cult favorite – released in America as Strange Behavior – features a hypnotic score by Tangerine Dream, co-written by the Oscar®-winning director of Chicago, directed by the producer of Two Lane Blacktop, now loaded with Extras and transferred in HD from the original negative for the first time ever.

Thirst: One of the most unique vampire movies of our time – is back like you’ve never seen it before. David Hemmings (Blow-Up, Deep Red) and Henry Silva (The Manchurian Candidate) star as executives of an international blood-drinking cartel known as ‘The Brotherhood.’ But when they abduct a descendant of Elizabeth Bathory to reboot her depraved legacy, she must escape before the corporation can expand their human ‘blood cow’ dairies and create a vampire master race. Now transferred in HD from the original negative for the first time ever anywhere!

Ozploitation Trailer Explosion: This is the ultimate collection of ‘Ozploitation’ trailers, packed with 65 ockers, knockers, pubes, tubes, comatose killers, outback chillers, high-octane disasters and kung fu masters, featuring such classics as: ALVIN PURPLE, WAKE IN FRIGHT, MAD DOG MORGAN, BARRY McKENZIE HOLDS HIS OWN, STUNT ROCK, STONE, FANTASM, ROAD GAMES, FELICITY , TURKEY SHOOT, BMX BANDITS, THE MAN FROM HONG KONG, DEAD END DRIVE-IN…and many more!


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