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Film Ventures faves “THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW” and “MORTUARY” coming on MVD Blu-rays

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Two cult slasher films from the glory days of the ’80s are returning on hi-def discs.

MVD Entertainment Group will release Mark Rosman’s THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW (pictured) and Howard Avedis’ MORTUARY, originally released by Film Ventures International, on Blu-ray and standard-edition DVD July 6 as part of the MVD Rewind Collection. SORORITY ROW is the stylish story of seven sorority sisters stalked by a mysterious killer after a prank gone fatally wrong, while MORTUARY, starring PIECES’ Christopher George and Lynda Day George and a young Bill Paxton, is about murders centering on the titular body shop. SORORITY ROW will be presented on the Blu-ray in a 1.78:1 transfer with LPCM 2.0 stereo and an alternate version with the director-approved pre-credit sequence with mono audio. Special features are:

  • Audio commentary by director Mark Rosman
  • Audio commentary by director Mark Rosman and stars Eileen Davidson and Kathryn McNeil
  • Interviews with cast and crew including: Director Mark Rosman, stars Harley Jane Kozak, Eileen Davidson and Kathryn McNeil, composer Richard Band and producer Igo Kantor
  • Original pre-credit sequence
  • Alternate ending storyboards 
  • TV spots
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible artwork
  • Collectible mini-poster
  • Limited edition retro slipcover (first pressing only)

Blu-ray special features on MORTUARY, presented in 1.78:1 with LPCM 2.0 mono sound, are:

  • Interview with composer John Cacavas
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Collectible mini-poster
  • Limited edition retro slipcover (first pressing only)

Retail prices are $29.95 for the Blu-rays, $19.95 for the DVDs.

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.