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Complete specs cut in for Scream Factory’s “BEHIND THE MASK” Blu-ray, plus art

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | Blu-ray/DVD, News


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.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).