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Title: Blackenstein
Released: 30th May 2017
Further Details:
Severin Films, ​in association with Xenon Pictures ​and Vinegar Syndrome, has announced the Blu-ray release of Frank R. Saletri's



Quote: You may have heard of this infamous Blaxploitation/Horror hybrid, but the real story is even more bizarre:  In 1973, criminal-lawyer-turned-wannabe-monster-movie-mogul Frank R. Saletri wrote and produced this grindhouse hit about a Black soldier mortally wounded in Vietnam transformed into a rampaging monster by an L.A. mad scientist. Almost a decade later, Saletri himself would be murdered gangland-style in a crime that remains debated – and unsolved – to this day. Immaculate transfer of the rarely seen original theatrical cut AND ​a new assembly of the home video release version, Frankensteined together from the best existing elements!

The home video version has been the most widely seen version over the past few decades. It's entirely possible that the original video master was created using a longer, unfinished cut of the movie, with the producer's tighter edit being the version that was officially released to cinemas in the 70s.

The collection will include:
  • Theatrical Release Version (78 Mins.) and Video Release Version (87 Mins.)
  • Monster Kid – Interview with Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri’s Sister, June Kirk
  • Archive News Broadcast on the Murder Of Writer/ Producer Frank R. Saletri
  • Producers/Directors/Actors Ken Osborne and Robert Dix Remember Frank R. Saletri
  • Bill Created Blackenstein – Interview With Creature Designer Bill Munns
  • Theatrical Trailer


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