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Robert Englund's directorial debut 976-EVIL on Blu-ray in October

29 September 2020

Eureka Entertainment is to release 976-EVIL, an outrageously enjoyable ‘80s horror from Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in October as part of the Eureka Classics range. The release will feature a Limited Edition O-Card slipcase and Collector’s Booklet [First Print Run of 2000 copies ONLY].

High school underdog Hoax (Stephen Geoffreys – Fright Night) fills up the idle hours in his seedy little hometown fending off the local leather-jacketed thugs, avoiding his overbearing mother (Sandy Dennis – The Out-of-Towners) and dreaming of a date with trailer park temptress Suzie (Lezlie Deane – Freddie's Dead: The Final Nightmare). But his quietly desperate life takes a terrifying turn when his cousin introduces him to an unusual new hobby – phoning in for his “horrorscope”. Hoax is hooked up with a compellingly hideous demonic force that slowly begins to overtake his entire life and now there’s more than just a phone bill to pay for anyone who ever dared cross 'the neighbourhood nerd'.

Co-written by Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) and featuring incredibly practical effects work from Robert Kurtzman and Howard Berger (both of whom have jaw-dropping CVs to their name), 976-EVIL was the directorial debut from actor Robert Englund, the first (and in our humble view, best) of only two features he has directed to date.

976-EVIL Blu-ray cover art

976-EVIL will be released on UK Blu-ray on 19 October by Eureka Entertainment on the Eureka Classics label at the RRP of £22.99.

BLU-RAY FEATURES:

  • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run of 2000 copies ONLY]
  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
  • DTS-HD MA 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 audio options
  • English subtitles (SDH)
  • Audio commentary with director Robert Englund and set decorate Nancy Booth Englund
  • 976-EVIL: home video version [105 mins, SD]: An extended version of the film from its original home video release on VHS
  • New interview with producer Lisa M. Hansen
  • New interview with special make-up effects artist Howard Berger (The Walking Dead)
  • New interview with special effects technician Kevin Yagher (Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Limited Edition Collector’s Booklet [2000 copies ONLY] featuring new writing by Craig Ian Mann

Here's the new Eureka HD trailer: