Pumpkinhead is getting a 4K release from Scream Factory, and Best Buy will have an exclusive steelbook version of the release
A few years ago, Scream Factory gave the 1988 film Pumpkinhead (watch it HERE) a special edition Blu-ray release, including a limited edition steelbook. Now they’re gearing up to bring Pumpkinhead to 4K on October 10th, and a standalone 4K and Blu-ray combo pack is available for pre-order from the Scream Factory website. If you want to go a bit fancier, there’s also a collector’s edition with a poster, prism sticker, lobby cards, and enamel pins that can be purchased through the Scream Factory website. Scream Factory is also teaming up with Best Buy for a Best Buy exclusive steelbook of the 4K release, and that can be pre-ordered on the Best Buy website.
Pumpkinhead was the feature directorial debut of legendary special effects artist Stan Winston, who crafted the story with Richard C. Weinman and Mark Patrick Carducci, drawing inspiration from a poem by Ed Justin. Carducci then wrote the screenplay with Gary Gerani. Pumpkinhead has the following synopsis: After his son dies in a hit-and-run accident, Ed Harley seeks revenge against the teenagers responsible. With the help of a local witch, Ed summons the vengeful demon Pumpkinhead to hunt and kill the group of friends. But when Ed discovers a bond between himself and the creature, he begins to have second thoughts about employing the vicious monster, and he fights to end Pumpkinhead’s murderous rampage before it is too late.
The film stars Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D’Aquino, Kimberly Ross, Joel Hoffman, Cynthia Bain, Kerry Remsen, Florence Schauffler, Brian Bremer, and George “Buck” Flower.
The list of bonus features that will be found on the Pumpkinhead 4K disc hasn’t been revealed, but Scream Factory’s Blu-ray release had the following extras:
4K Scan From The Interpositive Film Element
5.1 And 2.0 Audio Options
Audio Commentary With Co-Screenwriter Gary Gerani And Creature & FX Creators Tom Woodruff, Jr. And Alec Gillis, Moderated By Filmmaker Scott Spiegel
Night Of The Demon – An Interview With Co-Writer Richard Weinmann
The Redemption Of Joel – An Interview With Actor John D’Aquino
The Boy With The Glasses – An Interview With Actor Matthew Hurley
Pumpkinhead Unearthed – A Six-Part Documentary On The Making Of The Film
Remembering The Monster Kid – A Tribute To Stan Winston
Demonic Toys – A Look At The Creation Of A Pumpkinhead Action Figure
Will you be buying the Pumpkinhead 4K release? If so, are you going with one of the options on the Scream Factory website, or will you be getting the Best Buy steelbook version? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Here’s what the Best Buy steelbook looks like:
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/pumpkinhead-4k/