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Bloody Birthday

Bloody Birthday

Director: Edward Hunt Cast: Susan Strasberg, José Ferrer, Lori Lethin

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Overview

Sort of a triple-threat Bad Seed with a more overtly violent streak, this film tells the tale of trio of cherubic youngsters whose births all coincided with a solar eclipse, which somehow initiated a kind of time-release evil reaction that reaches its climax on the kids' tenth birthday, causing them to transform into miniature homicidal psychopaths. These darling little tykes then proceed to beat dad's brains out with a baseball bat, gun down their teacher, and otherwise beat, stab and strangle anyone who even looks cross-eyed at them. They also seem to be strangely fond of leering at naked teenage girls... or maybe that's just the director's favorite pastime. Produced in 1980, this proto-slasher opus was shelved for six years, then released to video to capitalize on the already-waning trend of Friday the 13th sequels and their hellish offspring.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/18/2018
UPC: 0760137198482
Original Release: 1981
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: ABC
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 691

Special Features

Brand new 2k restoration from original film elements; High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation; Original uncompressed mono audio; Brand new Audio Commentary with Director Ed Hunt; Brand new Audio Commentary with The Hysteria Continues; Blood Babysister - a brand new interview with actress Lori Lethen ; Bad Seeds and Body Counts - a brand new video appreciationof Bloody Birthday and the killer kid sub-genre by film journalist Chris Alexander; Starships and Killer Brains - Producer Ken Gord on the cinematic career of his friend and collaborator Ed Hunt; Archival interview with Executive Producer Max Rosenberg; Original Theatrical and Promo Trailers; Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Timothy Pittides

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Susan Strasberg Miss Viola Davis
José Ferrer Doctor
Lori Lethin Joyce Russel
Melinda Cordell Mrs. Brody
Julie Brown Beverly Brody
Joe Penny Mr. Harding
Ellen Geer Actor
Andy Freeman Steven Seaton
Elizabeth Hoy Debbie Brody
Bert Kramer Actor
K.C. Martel Timmy Russel
Ben Marley Duke
Erica Hope Annie
Cyril O'Reilly Paul
Shane Butterworth Actor
Michael Dudikoff Willard
Daniel Currie Actor
Norman Rice Actor
Georgie Paul Actor
Ward Costello Actor
Ruth Silveira Actor
John Avery Guy in Van
Nathan Robert Actor
William Boyett Actor
Sylvia Wright Girl in Van
Billy Jayne Curtis

Technical Credits
Edward Hunt Director,Screenwriter
Wayne Artman Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Beckert Sound/Sound Designer
Lynda Burbank Art Director
Anthony Santa Croce Sound/Sound Designer
J. Rae Fox Production Designer
Roger George Special Effects
John O. Jones Songwriter
Michelle Logan Costumes/Costume Designer,Makeup
Wade Mayer Asst. Director
Ann Mills Editor
Arlon Ober Score Composer
Gerald T. Olson Producer
Barry Pearson Screenwriter
Stephen L. Posey Cinematographer
Julie Purcell Makeup
Max Rosenberg Executive Producer

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