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Full details/art: Jamie Lee Curtis-starrer “ROAD GAMES” drives onto Scream Factory Blu-ray

Thursday, October 10, 2019 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

In the midst of her heyday as a horror heroine, Jamie Lee Curtis traveled Down Under to co-star with Stacy Keach in Richard Franklin’s psychochiller ROAD GAMES. It’s coming to Collector’s Edition Blu-ray next month from Shout! Factory on the Scream Factory label, and the complete specs have been revealed.

The ROAD GAMES disc arrives November 12, presenting the movie (directed by Richard Franklin, who would go on to helm PSYCHO II) in 2:35:1 widescreen. The synopsis: “Stacy Keach is Pat Quid, a lone trucker who plays games to keep his sanity on long hauls through the desolate Australian Outback. Jamie Lee Curtis is a free-spirited hitchhiker looking for excitement with a game of her own. And somewhere up ahead is a maniac in a van whose game may be butchering young women along the highway. But when the killer decides to raise the stakes, Quid’s game becomes personal…and the rules of this road are about to take some very deadly turns.”

Special features are:

  • NEW “Australian Long Haul”: An interview with actor Stacy Keach
  • NEW Audio commentary by cinematographer Vincent Monton, production coordinator Helen Watts and costume designer Aphrodite Kondos, moderated by filmmaker Mark Hartley
  • NEW 1980 script read with producer/director Richard Franklin and actors Stacy Keach and Marion Edwards
  • NEW Composer Brian May music demos accompanied by stills and poster gallery
  • Audio commentary by producer/director Richard Franklin
  • “Kangaroo Hitchcock: The Making of ROAD GAMES,” featuring interviews with director Richard Franklin and actor Stacy Keach
  • Extended interviews from Mark Hartley’s documentary NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Stacy Keach, director Richard Franklin, stunt coordinator Grant Page, screenwriter Everett De Roche, cinematographer Vincent Monton and assistant director Tom Burstall
  • Lecture on the making of ROAD GAMES with Richard Franklin, co-producer Barbi Taylor and composer Brian May, introduced by critic Tom Ryan
  • Profile of Richard Franklin (1981)
  • Audio interview with Richard Franklin (2001)
  • Audio interview with actor Stacy Keach (2016)
  • Audio interview with stunt coordinator and actor Grant Page (2016)
  • Gallery of stills, production shots, storyboards, newspaper reviews, promotional and artwork materials
  • Theatrical trailer

Retail price is $29.99; you can pre-order the disc for $28.43 at the Shout! Factory website, and receive an exclusive 18 x 24” rolled poster of the new cover art 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 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.