It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent's Fritter!
If that rings a bell of nostalgia, then you've been to MOTEL HELL. The creepy-funny Kevin Connor cult classic has been cleaned up by Arrow Video in the UK and will make its Blu-ray debut overseas on May 13th.
As with previous critically acclaimed releases, including George A. Romero’s Knightriders and Lucio Fulci’s Zombie Flesh Eaters, MOTEL HELL has beautiful restored in high definition. The deluxe dual format edition includes a wealth of special features and bonus material – director’s commentary and filmed interviews with cast members, three new and exclusive featurettes, original trailers, promotional material, and a collectors booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kim Newman alongside extracts from MOTEL HELL the comic book.
Set in a fictitious town in the Deep South, people come from far and wide to sample Vincent's distinctively flavoured produce, but one might well ask why so few of them decide to stay at the near-by motel the family also runs. Affectionately named “Motel Hello” (although the ‘o’ in the neon sign frequently goes on the blink), passers-by do occasionally check-in... but they NEVER check-out! Something to do with Farmer Vincent’s secret ingredient perhaps, the thing that makes his fritters taste so darn good?
Here's a list of the special features:
- High Def Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the film.
- Uncompressed original 2.0 Stereo PCM audio [Blu-ray].
- Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
- Audio commentary with director Kevin Connor moderated by Calum Waddell.
- “Another Head on the Chopping Block” - Interview with star Paul Linke.
- “From Glamour to Gore” - Interview with co-star, and former Playboy Playmate, Rosanne Katon
- “Ida, Be Thy Name” - A look back at Motel Hell’s frightful female protagonist Ida Smith and the secrets of creating a convincing slasher siren, with Scream Queens Elissa Dowling and Chantelle Albers, genre commentator Staci Layne Wilson and critic Shelagh Rowan-Legg.
- “Back to the Backwoods” - Director Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red) speaks about the importance of Motel Hell.
- Original Trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jeff Zornow.
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kim Newman, illustrated with original archive stills and posters, plus Motel Hell comic book extracts and exclusive interview with artist Chris Moreno.