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Exclusive Blu-ray details and art: Dread Central Presents’ “DIRECTOR’S CUT” with Penn Jillette

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | Blu-ray/DVD, Exclusive, News


When Herbert Blount took over the fright flick KNOCKED OFF and turned it into DIRECTOR’S CUT, he probably never dreamed it would get such a jam-packed Blu-ray release. We’ve got the exclusive details along with the cover art.

Shipping June 12 from Epic Pictures as part of the Dread Central Presents line, DIRECTOR’S CUT is a meta horror/comedy starring Penn Jillette (who also scripted) as Herbert, who decides to re-edit his own version of KNOCKED OFF, which he helped to crowd-fund, and kidnaps its leading lady (Missi Pyle) to co-star with him. Adam Rifkin directed, and Harry Hamlin and Hayes MacArthur co-star. The disc release is a region-free Blu-ray/DVD combo with the following extras:

  • Audio commentary by director Adam Rifkin and writer/star Penn Jillette
  • Audio commentary by crowdfunder Perry Friedman
  • “Riffin’ with Rifkin and Penn” (32 minutes)
  • “Blount’s BTS: Behind the Scenes of DIRECTOR’S CUT” (20 minutes)
  • Five deleted scenes
  • KNOCKED OFF “Early Cut” (14 minutes)
  • Outtakes (6 minutes)
  • Slamdance premiere (9 minutes)
  • Brendan Mitchell at the LA premiere (14 minutes)
  • “The Clap: Slate-Mania from the set of DIRECTOR’S CUT” (2:29)
  • “Make Penn Bad”: original crowdfunder pitch video (4:06)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Slamdance trailer
  • Additional Dread Central Presents trailers  

The disc set retails for $19.99, but it will be available for pre-order soon at Epic Pictures’ webstore for $14.99 until the June 12 ship date.

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,, 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.