Kate Erbland

September 22nd, 2010

If you're into blood and horror and action and splatter, I've got news for you. Who is in the mood for a little unrated I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE remake action? Are you feeling more historical? Can I interest you in horror doc NIGHTMARES IN RED, WHITE AND BLUE? Can't make it to Fantastic Fest? Bummed you're missing 13 ASSASSINS? I told you I had news for you.

To kick off this jam, in a move that I certainly hope will turn into a trend, Anchor Bay is set to release an unrated version of the I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE remake into theaters. We recently learned that Adam Green's HATCHET II will also release as unrated. This is one horror trend that I can more than get behind. Wait! Behind you! Kate! NOOOO!

Beyond my imminent horror movie death, fans of the original will now be able to see the unrated remake, starting with late night sneak peeks on October 7, with the film opening in select locations on October 8. Those "select locations" currently include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Phoenix, Miami, and Baltimore, with more locations to be announced. Fans will also be able to check out an R-rated version of the remake. But keep in mind that director Steven R. Monroe said, “To release this film theatrically in an unrated format – the way it was meant to be seen – will delight horror fans." The way it was meant to be seen, people.

After the break, check out more blood-splattered release news. I provide for you.

For those feeling a more documentary-styled blood running through their veins, Lorber Films has just announced that they will release the feature-length documentary NIGHTMARES IN RED, WHITE AND BLUE on DVD. Narrated by horror genre icon Lance Henriksen, the film "is a comprehensive re-telling of the history of the American horror film, starting with Thomas Edison's version of Frankenstein and slashing its way through to SAW and beyond."

The film will be available on DVD on September 28. For fans John Carpenter, George A. Romero, Joe Dante, Larry Cohen, and Roger Corman, it's a can't-miss.

And last, but certainly not least, Magnet Releasing has just announced that they will be releasing Fantastic Fest's closing night film, Takashi Miike's 13 ASSASSINS. The film has also recently shown at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, and has been "hailed as one of the best films of Miike’s prolific career."

13 ASSASSINS will see a theatrical release in the first quarter of 2011. I hope this eases the hearts and minds of those of us going sans Fantastic Fest this year.

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