Lionsgate is set to unleash four horror cult classics on Blu­-ray for its Vestron Video Collector’s Series.


Presented as limited­ edition releases, the series offers classic genre films that are newly remastered in high definition and are packaged with a wealth of supplementary features.

New for this fall are 1986’s “Chopping Mall,” 1987’s “Blood Diner,” and a double feature of 1988’s “Waxwork” and 1992’s “Waxwork II: Lost in Time.” The films will be offered for a suggested retail price of $39.99.

Two additional cult classics, 1989’s “C.H.U.D. II ­ Bud the Chud” and 1993’s “Return of the Living Dead III,” are also expected to receive a high­definition Vestron release, but specifications and street dates have not been announced.

“Chopping Mall” arrives Sept. 27 and includes:


—New audio commentaries: director and co­writer Jim Wynorski, actress Kelli Maroney and co­writer and second unit director Steve Mitchell; historians and authors NathanielThompson (Mondo Video) and Ryan Turek (Shock Till You Drop); and Wynorski and Mitchell.

—New featurettes: “Back to the Mall,” “Chopping Chopping Mall,” “The Killbots,” “Scoring Chopping Mall,” “The Robot Speaks,” “The Lost Scene,” “Army of One” and “Chopping Mall: Creating the Killbots.”

—Isolated score track by Chuck Cirino.


Originally known as “Killbots,” “Chopping Mall” centers on the teenage employees of a shopping mall who are terrorized by malfunctioning security robots.


“Blood Diner” arrives Sept. 27 and includes:


—New audio commentary with director Jackie Kong.

—New featurettes: “Queen Kong,” “The Cook, the Uncle, and the Detective,” “Open for Business,” “Scoring for Sheetar!” and “You Are What They Eat.”

—Archival interview with project consultant Eric Caidin.

—Theatrical trailer.

—TV spots.

—Still gallery.

In “Blood Diner,” two demented brothers at a rundown restaurant make blood sacrifices — guided by their dead uncles brain — to awaken an ancient Egyptian goddess.

The double ­feature release of “Waxwork” and “Waxwork II: Lost in Time” arrives Oct. 18 and includes:



—New audio commentary with Anthony Hickox and Zach Galligan.

—New featurette: “The Waxwork Chronicles” (Parts 1–6) and vintage “Making of” featurette.

—Theatrical trailer.

—Still gallery.

“Waxwork II: Lost in Time”

—New audio commentary with Anthony Hickox and Zach Galligan.

—Theatrical trailer.

—Still Gallery.

In “Waxwork,” the mysterious owner of a wax museum traps unsuspecting visitors inside his horror exhibit, which transports its victims into nightmarish storylines.

“Waxwork II: Lost in Time” closely follows the events from the first film as Mark (Zach Galligan) and Sarah (Monika Schnarre) desperately seek proof of the supernatural.

Stay tuned for more details on the release!

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