What a great piece of news this is!
Pieces is a sleazy, trashy, B-movie Slasher Exploitation flick that terrified the hell out of us as kids, and now we're going to get to see it in glorious, re-mastered 4K? Honestly, this announcement excites us as much as the Blu-ray release of The Beyond did when it was announced earlier this year.
When we reviewed Pieces (check it out HERE), we only gave it a C-. What we need to stress here is that the movie earned that grade because it's a cheap B-movie that isn't all that great on a filmmaking level. As far as its entertainment value goes though, especially if you like shameless nudity and bloody, gory kills, it's a solid A.
Now that it's going to look all crisp and clean, and we're going to see two different cuts of the film, we'll take another look at its overall grade, because you never know, it might just play better this time around.
Either way, we'll be pre-ordering this bad boy asap. So should you.
SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Two complete versions of this shocking gore classic:
- Pieces (83 min.) – The original, unrated U.S. theatrical version, presented in English.
- Mil Gritos Tiene la Noche (86 min.) – The original uncensored director's cut, presented in Spanish with original score by Librado Pastor.
- Spectacular new 4K transfers, scanned from the original camera negative.
- Brand new audio commentary by star Jack Taylor.
- Special 5.1 audio option – The Vine Theater Experience!
- In-depth interviews with director Juan Piquer Simón and genre superstar Paul L. Smith.
- 42nd Street Memories – All-new feature-length documentary containing interviews with Bill Lustig, Larry Cohen, Frank Henenlotter, Buddy Giovinazzo, Jeff Lieberman, John Skipp, Lynn Lowry, Terry Levene, and many other exploitation icons.
- Extensive gallery of stills and poster art.
- Exhaustive filmographies.
- Liner notes by legendary horrors journalists Chas. Balun and Rick Sullivan.
- Bonus CD – Original soundtrack, newly remastered from the original studio tapes.
- Beautiful embossed slipcover.
- First 3000 units include an actual jigsaw puzzle! Strictly limited to 3000 units!
- And MORE!
Pieces hits Blu-ray on February 23rd (March 1st through Amazon)