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“CLASS OF 1999” back in session on Vestron Collector’s Series Blu-ray

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Director/producer Mark L. Lester followed up his hit CLASS OF 1984 with 1990’s more sci-fi/horror-oriented CLASS OF 1999, which is now making its way to special-edition Blu-ray as part of Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series.

The CLASS OF 1999 Blu-ray streets January 30, 2018, presenting the movie in 1080p high-definition 1.85:1 widescreen. Scripted by C. Courtney Joyner, it stars Bradley Gregg, Traci Lin, Malcolm McDowell, Stacy Keach, Patrick Kilpatrick, Pam Grier and John P. Ryan. The synopsis: “The time is the future, and youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become ‘free fire zones’ into which not even the police will venture. When Miles Langford [McDowell], the principal of Kennedy High School, decides to take his school back from the gangs, robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest [Keach] provides ‘tactical education units.’ These human-like androids have been programmed to teach and are supplied with weapons to handle discipline problems. These kids will get a lesson in staying alive!”

The special features are:

  • Audio commentary by director/producer Mark L. Lester
  • “School Safety” interviews with director/producer Mark L. Lester and co-producer Eugene Mazzola
  • “New Rules” interview with screenwriter C. Courtney Joyner
  • “Cyber-Teachers from Hell” interviews with special effects creators Eric Allard and Rick Stratton
  • “Future of Discipline” interview with director of photography Mark Irwin
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Still gallery
  • Video promo

Retail price is $39.97.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.