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Hell Comes to Frogtown limited edition dual format in January

9 January 2013

With the 20th Century drawing to a close, nuclear war has wiped out civilization as we know it. The embattled human race’s last remaining hope lies with one man and his loaded weapon. Sam Hell may be an ex-con, but he also happens to be one of the last surviving fertile men on the planet. Now, under the custody of a group of feisty female fighters, Sam finds himself enlisted on a mission to impregnate a harem of beauties. Sounds cushy enough, but the ladies in question are prisoners of Frogtown – home to a gang of mutant (and ill-mannered) amphibians!

Starring wrestler-turned-actor Rowdy Roddy Piper, better known to genre enthusiasts for his body-slamming and bubblegum-chewing antics in John Carpenter's They Live, Hell Comes to Frogtown (released the same year as Carpenter's film) is unashamedly a B-movie through and through with more guns and girls than you can shake a frog’s leg at.

Hell Comes to Frogtown was described by DVD Verdict as "endlessly entertaining," while DVD Talk asked "Rowdy Roddy Piper has to save the world by diddling beautiful babes and squashing six-foot mutant toads with crummy attitudes. What's not to like?" I've already got my advance order in.

Hell Comes to Frogtown will be released as a limited edition UK dual format (DVD and Blu-ray – 1000 copies only) on 27th January 2014 at the RRP of £19.99.

Extra features will include:

  • Grappling with Green Gargantuans: Wrestling icon "Rowdy" Roddy Piper speaks about his leading man turn in Hell Comes to Frogtown

  • Amphibian Armageddon: Actor Brian Frank remembers his role as Commander Toty

  • Creature Feature Creator: Effects wizard Steve Wang reveals the secrets behind Hell Comes to Frogtown’s mutant manifestations

  • Extended Scene

  • Original Trailer

  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jeff Zornow

  • Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author and critic Calum Waddell