Screenhead is giving away two Roger Corman DVD/Blu-ray combo packs to four lucky movie lovers!
The first one is Roger Corman’s 1963 thriller The Terror – restored and in HD for the first time ever – will be available in a special DVD/Blu-ray combo pack April 26, 2011.
In 18th century France, Lt. Andre Duvalier (Jack Nicholson), an officer in Napoleon’s army, has been separated from his regiment. Wandering near the coast, he spies a young woman (Sandra Knight) and calls out. When she fails to acknowledge him, he follows her into the dark surf and loses consciousness.
He awakens in a house, tended by an old woman, Katrina (Dorothy Neumann), who claims not to know the mysterious lady. On his way again, Andre comes upon the castle of Baron Victor Frederick Von Leppe (Boris Karlof).
There he learns that the girl is in fact the spirit of the Baron’s late wife being used as a pawn by the witchy Katrina, who is bent on driving the elderly Baron to suicide.
Famous for being shot on leftover film sets from other productions, The Terror, produced and directed by Roger Corman, has been released under several titles (Lady of the Shadows, The Castle of Terror and The Haunting) and more recently aired as episodes of the syndicated TV series Cinema Insomnia With Mr. Lobo and Elvira’s Movie Macabre (Oct. 3, 2010).
The second one is produced by the celebrated B movie icon Roger Corman and directed by the legendary Francis Ford Coppola, 1963’s terror-ific Dementia 13 will be available in a special DVD/Blu-ray combo pack, April 26, 2011.
Considered Coppola’s first mainstream, “legitimate” directorial effort, this gothic psychological thriller – based on a story idea Corman penned in one night – was shot for a budget of $42,000. The majority of the American actors were college pals of Coppola, many of whom paid their own way to Ireland for the opportunity to appear in a film. Although Coppola promised “lots of sex and violence,” Corman later battled with Coppola and hired director Jack Hill to shoot additional scenes of carnage. For years, it was rumored that the film’s print had mysteriously disappeared. Now, Film Chest makes Dementia 13 available to fans, restored and in HD for the first time ever!
After inadvertently causing her husband’s fatal heart attack, Louise, a scheming young woman (Luana Anders), attempts to have herself written into her wealthy mother-in-law’s will.
Forging a letter from her deceased spouse to convince his family he’s away on business, Louise – determined to get into their good graces – pays a surprise visit to the ancestral home in Ireland. With other family members gathered at the foreboding castle, she joins in a morbid ritual to honor Kathleen, her sister-in-law who died mysteriously seven years earlier.
When an axe-wielding lunatic begins murderously stalking the gatherers, her plans are permanently interrupted. But which one is the killer? Is Louise – or one of the other peculiar mourners, each with a dark motive – willing to do anything to gain fortune?
To enter the giveaway, post your name as a comment and we will pick the winners May 14, 2011.