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Killer snake flick Venom starring Oliver Reed coming to Blu-Ray March 28th

I've never seen VENOM. Why is it that? Because it is a movie about snakes. I'm joking, but I'm not. You see, if dashing and daring Indiana Jones and I share one thing in common, it's the general death-fear of all things snake. Snake Plissken rides the line.

That said, I'm not against checking out a good killer-snake picture (as if there are any other kinds of snake pictures), but the thing is - there has never been a good one. Ever. Am I wrong? What, ANACONDA was good? When I was 13. Don't think it holds up well, but maybe it's a masterpiece.

In any event, I'm always on the look-out for a good creature feature so maybe VENOM is something I'll have to check out in the near future. Might as well make it this new version as it sounds pretty slick. Plus any movie boasting both Susan George (STRAW DOGS, baby) and Oliver Reed (BURNT OFFERINGS) I'm down to give it a go.

Blue Underground is releasing a new Blu Ray on March 28th, and you can pre-book on Feb. 28th.

VENOM's synopsis goes like this:

It was supposed to be the perfect crime: the sexy maid (Susan George of STRAW DOGS), a psychotic chauffeur (Oliver Reed of THE BROOD) and an international terrorist (the legendary Klaus Kinski) kidnap a wealthy ten-year-old boy from his elegant London townhouse. But they didn't count on a murdered cop, a desperate hostage siege, and one very unexpected houseguest: a furious Black Mamba, the most lethal and aggressive snake known to nature. It can attack from ten feet away. Its bite brings excruciating death. And it is on the loose. Now, terror knows no antidote... and the ultimate in slithering mayhem is VENOM.

VENOM co-stars Sterling Hayden, Nicol Williamson, and Sarah Miles, and is based on the novel by Alan Scholefield and directed by Piers Haggard. 

Blue Underground will release the new Blu Ray on March 28th. You can pre-book on Feb. 28th.

Extra Tidbit: Piers Haggard replaced Tobe Hooper as director.

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