Next month, Blue Underground is bringing back one of the most controversial exploitation classics ever made! Dennis Donnelly’s 1978 shocker THE TOOLBOX MURDERS arrives January 18th in a brand spanking new 4K Ultra HD edition with a shedful of special features. Read on for full details!
Blue Underground invites you to ring in the New Year with one of the most sadistic and controversial slashers of all time. On January 18, the cult distributor plans to dust off the old toolshed with a brand-new release of THE TOOLBOX MURDERS. Dennis Donnelly’s notorious exploitation classic makes its debut on 4K Ultra HD with a new Blu-ray combo that has been scanned in 4K 16-bit from the uncut original negative.
A violent string of murders terrorizes a small apartment complex in Los Angeles. The culprit is a mysterious masked man determined to use every tool at his disposal to make “immoral” women pay. Rooted in the Italian giallo, THE TOOLBOX MURDERS quickly earned a reputation for its brutal violence and was labeled a “Video Nasty” in the UK. Despite this failed attempt at censorship,THE TOOLBOX MURDERS has developed a devoted cult following in the decades following its release. Jacob Knight of Birth.Movies.Death wrote that the film is sure to “please even the most hardcore horror hounds” with its “blitzkrieg of brutal, Biblical violence.”
THE TOOLBOX MURDERS stars genre favorite Cameron Mitchell, Land of the Lost star Wesley Eure, Aneta Corsaut, and adult film star Kelly Nichols. Blue Underground’s 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray release includes a complete toolbox of special features and bonus content. Brand-new extras include a video essay, a look back at the career of Mitchell, a new audio commentary with film historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson, and interviews with director Donnelly and stars Eure and Nichols.
- Ultra HD Blu-ray (2160p) and HD Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 1.66:1 feature presentations
- Audio: Dolby Atmos (English); 5.1 DTS-HD (English); 1.0 DTS-HD (English)
- Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol
- Audio Commentary #1 with Producer Tony DiDio, Director of Photography Gary Graver and Star Pamelyn Ferdin
- NEW! Audio Commentary #2 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
- NEW! Drill Sergeant – Interview with Director Dennis Donnelly
- NEW! Tools Of The Trade – Interview with Star Wesley Eure
- NEW! Flesh And Blood – Interview with Actress Kelly Nichols
- I Got Nailed In THE TOOLBOX MURDERS – Interview with Actress Marianne Walter
- NEW! Slashback Memories – David Del Valle Remembers Cameron Mitchell
- NEW! ‘They Know I Have Been Sad’ – Video Essay by Film Historian Amanda Reyes and Filmmaker Chris O’Neill
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spot
- Radio Spots
- NEW! Poster & Still Gallery
Blue Underground’s 4K Ultra HD edition of THE TOOLBOX MURDERS is available now for pre-order.