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Cult classic Rolling Thunder and horror thriller Shadow People coming to Blu-ray

Jan. 4, 2013by: Eric Walkuski
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Some home video news for you crazy kids: the cult classic ROLLING THUNDER (one of Quentin Tarantino's favorites) and the horror flick SHADOW PEOPLE have nabbed DVD/Blu-ray release dates. The former is coming at us from Shout! Factory, while the latter will be distributed by Anchor Bay; fittingly, the two best genre distributors in the game.

SHADOW PEOPLE, which comes out on MARCH 19th, is a psychological-thriller that explores the rare medical phenomenon known as SUNDS (Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome). Millions of people across the globe have had encounters with what they describe as dark, shadowy creatures that visit them at night. Sometimes horrifying, sometimes deadly, these nocturnal intruders have been described as early as man's first recorded writings. But what are they? And what do they want?

Small town radio personality Charlie Crowe (Dallas Roberts) is thrust into the mystery when a strange caller relates a terrifying experience during Crowe's late night call-in show. At the same time, CDC Public Health Agent, Sophie Lancombe (Alison Eastwood), is hot on the trail of the cause of the rare medical condition known as SUNDS. Her investigations entwine her with Charlie's own discoveries and take them both into a dark world and a decades old cover-up about the phenomenon we now call, The Shadow People. Once you open the door to the mystery...you'll never sleep soundly again.

Meanwhile, ROLLING THUNDER comes out on APRIL 9th. William Devane stars as Major Charles Rane, a man who has been pushed beyond his limits during an eight year incarceration in the Hanoi Hilton. He returns to his Texas hometown with his friend Sergeant Vohden (Tommy Lee Jones), just a vague shadow of the man he used to be. Finding himself a local celebrity and awarded with a briefcase of silver dollars- one for every day he was a POW, he tries to adapt to civilian life with his wife (Linda Haynes), who is now engaged to another man, and his son, who doesn't remember him. But any chance at healing is destroyed when a gang of thugs show up at his house to steal the silver. Tragedy thus descends on Major Rane a second time, stealing whatever shred of humanity was in him, and sending him on a one-way mission: vengeance at any cost.


SHADOW PEOPLE star Alison Eastwood

Extra Tidbit: I must admit that I've never seen ROLLING THUNDER, so this is very welcome news.
Source: Blu-ray.com

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10:12PM on 01/04/2013
I guess it's a good thing I decided against asking my girlfriend to get me the printed-on-demand DVD of Rolling Thunder for Christmas. I was so close.
I guess it's a good thing I decided against asking my girlfriend to get me the printed-on-demand DVD of Rolling Thunder for Christmas. I was so close.
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