My future drinking buddy Wil over at Horror Yearbook recently alerted me that the [Bastards! Bastards! Bastards! at] Grindhouse Releasing have finally finished up work on their 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Pieces and slated that chunkola of cheese for an October 28th release.
I’ve always felt this 1982 Spanish slasher stands as a vestigial counterpart to Sleepaway Camp. It has subtle homosexual underpinnings, the killer has a psychological motivation that isn’t completely apparent until a second viewing, and the ending – well, let’s just say every man out there felt sympathetic pains in their crotch. Ouch.
No word if this welcome release will feature the rumored X-rated hardcore footage, but I expect its existence of lack of will be addressed in the copious extras. Speak of, roll call:
-Original uncensored theatrical version
-Spectacular new hi-definition digital anamorphic widescreen transfer
-Optional Spanish soundtrack with original score by Librado Pastor
-Special 5.1 audio option – the Vine Theater Hollywood Experience!
-Never before seen in-depth interviews with director Juan Piquer and genre superstar Paul L. Smith
-Original theatrical trailer, gallery of stills and poster art
-Liner notes by legendary horror journalist Chas Balun