Scream Factory Unleashes The Manitou and Superstition!

Oh, joy of joys! Two incredible little flicks, the strange and thoroughly PSYCHOdelic The Manitou and Superstition, are ready to feed your hungry Blu-ray players some much needed horror lunacy!  Read on for more info, including pre-ordering links.

From the Press Release:
Horror enthusiasts and classic movie collectors rejoice! On April 16, 2019, Scream Factory is proud to present the 1978 supernatural cult classic THE MANITOU Blu-ray and horror classic SUPERSTITION Blu-ray. Produced and directed by William Girdler (Grizzly, Day of the Animals) and based on the best-selling novel by Graham Masterton, THE MANITOU stars Tony Curtis (Spartacus), Michael Ansara (“I Dream of Jeannie”), Susan Strasberg (Scream of Fear), Stella Stevens (The Silencers), Burgess Meredith (Rocky), Jon Cedar (Death Hunt), and Ann Sothern (The Whales of August). Directed by James Roberson (The Giant of Thunder Mountain) and produced by Ed Carlin (Battle Beyond the Stars), SUPERSTITION stars James Houghton (“The Colbys”), Albert Salmi (Caddyshack), Lynn Carlin (Faces), and Larry Pennell (Bubba Ho-Tep).

A must-have for collectors, THE MANITOU Blu-ray boasts a new 4K scan from the original film elements, and the SUPERSTITION Blu-ray features a new 2K scan. These two definitive Blu-ray releases from Scream Factory contain special bonus content. 

THE MANITOU (PRE-ORDER HERE)
What surgeons thought to be a tumor growing on the neck of patient Karen Tandy (Susan Strasberg) is actually a fetus growing at an abnormally accelerated rate. But when Karen reaches out to former lover and phony psychic Harry Erskine (Tony Curtis), she discovers that she is possessed by the reincarnation of a 400-year-old Native American demon. Now, with the help of a modern-day medicine man (Michael Ansara), Erskine must survive this ancient evil’s rampage of shocking violence and forever destroy the enraged beast known as The Manitou.

Special Features:

  • NEW 4K Scan of the Original Film Elements
  • NEW Restored Stereo Soundtrack
  • NEW Interview with Author Graham Masterson
  • NEW Producing Girdler – An Interview with Executive Producer David Sheldon
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Film Historian Troy Howarth
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

SUPERSTITION (PRE-ORDER HERE)
Something horrible is happening at the old house on Mill Road. A series of ghastly accidents has occurred near the site where a witch drowned centuries earlier. But when an alcoholic minister and his family move into the cursed residence, an idealistic young priest (James Houghton) and a cynical police detective (Albert Salmi) start their own investigation into the unexplained violence. Has the daughter of Satan returned for a rampage of vengeance? Will the laws of the Church be strong enough to cast out this demon? And if evil has truly found a new home, is the entire neighborhood headed straight to hell?

Special Features:

  • NEW 2K Scan from the Original Film Elements
  • NEW That Crazy Witchcraft – An Interview with Director James Roberson
  • NEW Lake of Fire – An Interview with Actor James Houghton
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot

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