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Microbudget ’70s cult fave “INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS” is coming to Blu-ray; art, details, trailer

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

One of the cheapest schlock shockers ever is getting spiffed up in hi-def by Severin Films for disc release next month. We’ve got the complete info, cover art and a new trailer.

Severin unleashes INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS on Blu-ray February 26, featuring a new transfer scanned from the original negative of the $24,000 production. Ed Adlum directed from a script he wrote with Ed Kelleher, with the SNUFF duo of Michael and Roberta Findlay on board as editor and cinematographer respectively (this team would encore on SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED), and future David Lynch DP Frederick Elmes as assistant cameraman. The saga of a group of Druids seeking to revive their queen will be accompanied by the following special features:

  • Audio commentary by director Ed Adlum and actress Ortrum Tippel moderated by Kier-La Janisse, author of HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN
  • “Nothin’ You’d Show Your Mom”: Eddie Adlum’s Journey through exploitation, coin-op and rock ’n’ roll  
  • “Harvesting the Dead”: An interview with actor Jack Neubeck
  • “Painful Memories”: An interview with cameraman Frederick Elmes
  • Trailer

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.