Blu-ray, DVD Release: The ABCs of Death

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $32.98
Studio: Magnolia

The ABCs of Death movie scene

One of 26 fatal segments of The ABCs of Death.

The horror film The ABCs of Death is a high-concept anthology movie if ever there was one: 26 individual “chapters” on the topic of death, each helmed by a different director assigned to a specific letter of the alphabet.

Showcasing the wide variety of possibilities when it comes to that most final of topics, the segments include the fatal visions of such established genre filmmakers as Ti West (The Innkeepers), Xavier Gens (The Divide), Adam Wingard (V/H/S) and Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police) amongst a whole helluva lot of them.

The unrated ABCs of Death, which features an ill-fated a cast of performers from around the world, received a limited release to theaters in the U.S. following its rollout to genre film festivals around the world. Though the critics didn’t rave about it all that much—“overkill” was the general feeling—the film sure received a whole lot of buzz online.

The DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film include the following features:

-Behind the scenes footage
-Making-of featurettes
-Deleted scenes
-Filmmaker commentary tracks (Over 30 Filmmakers)
-BD-Live Feature (Blu-ray only): Additional Short Film Contest Submissions

Okay, now here’s a list of the ABCs of segments and the filmmakers who made them:

A is for Apocalypse – Nacho Vigalondo
B is for Bigfoot – Adrian Bogliano
C is for Cycle – Ernesto Diaz Espinoza
D is for Dogfight – Marcel Sarmiento
E is for Exterminate – Angela Bettis
F is for Fart – Noboru Iguchi
G is for Gravity – Andrew Traucki
H is for Hyrdo-Electric Diffusion – Thomas Malling
I is for Ingrown – Jorge Michel Grau
J is for Jidai-geki – Yudai Yamaguch
K is for Klutz – Anders Morgenthaler
L is for Libido – Timo Tjahjanto
M is for Miscarriage – Ti West
N is for Nuptials – Jbanjong Pisanthanakun
O is for Orgasm – Helene Cattet
P is for Pressure – Simon Rumley
Q is for Quack – Adam Wingard
R is for Removed – Srdjan Spasojevic
S is for Speed – Jake West
T is for Toilet – Lee Hardcastle
U is for Unearthed – Ben Wheatley
V is for Vagitus – Kaare Andrews
W is for WTF? – Jon Schnepp
X is for XXL – Xavier Gens
Y is for Youngbuck – Jason Eisner
Z is for Zetsumetsu – Yoshihiro Nishimura

Buy or Rent The ABCs of Death
Amazon graphic
DVD | Blu-ray |
Blu-ray/DVD Combo
DVD Empire graphicDVD | Blu-ray |
Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Movies Unlimited graphicDVD | Blu-ray | Blu-ray/DVD Combo Netflix graphic

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.