By MICHAEL GINGOLD
One of the best slasher films and meta horror movies of the 2000s comes to Collector’s Edition Blu-ray next month via Shout! Factory on its Scream Factory label. Jump past the jump for the full details on this new release of BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON.
The Blu-ray streets March 27, featuring a new HD master for the 2K intermediate, presented in 1.85:1 widescreen. Directed by Scott Glosserman from a script he wrote with David Stieve the movie stars Angela Goethals as a documentary filmmaker who trains her camera on masked murderer Leslie Vernon (Nathan Baesel) and becomes way too involved with her subject. Robert Englund, Scott Wilson and Zelda Rubinstein co-star. Bonus features on the disc are:
- NEW “Joys and Curses”: interviews with actors Angela Goethals and Ben Pace and co-writer/co-producer David Stieve
- NEW “Before the Mask: The Comic Book”: an interview with comic-book artist Nathan Thomas Milliner
- Audio commentary by co-writer/director Scott Glosserman, moderated by filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch
- Audio commentary by Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Britain Spelling and Ben Pace
- “The Making of BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON” featurette
- “The Casting of BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON” featurette
- Deleted and extended scenes
- Theatrical trailer
Retail price is $34.93, and you can pre-order the Blu-ray for $27.93 at the Shout! Factory website and have it shipped two weeks early, with a free 18×24” rolled poster of the new artwork, while supplies last.