Pieces DVD From Grindhouse Releasing

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
-Exhaustive filmographies
-Liner notes by legendary horror journalist Chas Balun

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14 Responses to “ Pieces DVD From Grindhouse Releasing ”

  1. I’ve never seen this movie before, only a brief clip [i]Bastards! Bastards! Bastards![/i] from YouTube that Joe posted on The Bodycount-Continues a few months ago. Amanda raves about the movie but we all know she has no tastes. ;p Still, I will pick it up when it comes out.

  2. It’s true. I have no taste at all. I mean, I like, right? ;)

    Years ago, Grindhouse actually hosted a screening of this movie at a local revival house. They filmed the movie from the back of the room so you could get all of the audience’s reaction ala MST3K. I’m bummed to see it didn’t make the cut because I remember my friend kept saying “This is so weird!” And it would be funny to see if it got picked up on the audio.

    This movie deserves this awesome DVD release, and I’m so looking forward to it!!!

  3. Whoops! It looks like something like that is on there, but a different theater! I guess the New Bev didn’t make the cut!

  4. Chopping Mall this weekend at New Bev! woo.
    i posted about the pieces dvd on the retro board, I miss the retro board.

  5. Shoot! I missed Chopping Mall?!? I never know what’s going on around here!

  6. Its tonight at midnight!

  7. Saint, I can’t believe you have never seen Pieces. It is a classic in bad film making, but I love it to death. It truly is one of my favourite horror movies. The mixture of gore and comedy make for an unbelievable combination. Buy this DVD the day it comes out. You won’t be disappointed.

  8. i dont think its a bad film at all! its a great film! one of my favs!

  9. LONG overdue. Ca’t freaking wait.

    While it’s not THE best slasher movie, it’s really entertaining, some unintentional humor and it’s freaking bloody as heck.

  10. Wish I lived in a better area. I’d love to see Pieces or Chopping Mall in a theatre.

    I’ve been looking forward to this release for a while – I’m glad there’s finally a date on it. I’ll definitely be picking this up on release day.

  11. damme this movie give me a coupel night of deep reflection about the motivation humman kind

  12. This will mark the SIXTH time that I’ve bought this movie. I’ve previously owned the TZ vhs (edited), the uncut Vestron vhs, the supposedly uncut print from Midnight Video (with Japanese subtitles), the Diamond Entertainment dvd, and I currently have Pieces in the 3 disc Cult Horror Collection. There’s not many flicks I love enough to buy that many times.

  13. It’s about time! It’s been almost 2 years or so since it was announced. I’m really looking forward to seeing it uncut, and with a much better transfer. That Diamond Entertainment DVD was pretty crappy, haha.

    The best scene IMO is where the kung fu jumps out of nowhere. It’s just so random, and pure awesomeness.

  14. Seems to me this is not much of “Special Edition”, for the extras listed there is no need for a second DVD. Another way to crimp some pennies from slasher fans. I’ll be avoiding this one.

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