Blu-ray, DVD Release: J.D.’s Revenge

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 14, 2017
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $27.99
Studio: Arrow/MVD

With the nasty and nutty 1976 flick J.D.’s Revenge,the Seventies’ Blaxploitation boom moved into the horror market, bringing the world Blacula, Blackenstein, Abby (Blaxploitation’s The Exorcist) and, again, the cult favorite J.D.’s Revenge.

Directed by Arthur Marks (Bucktown, Friday Foster) and starring Glynn Turman (John Dies at the End) and a young Louis Gossett Jr. (The Laughing Policeman), J.D.’s Revenge is alternately tough and terrifying – a lesser Blaxploitation title, to be sure, but one that’s worth catching!

Here’s the lowdown: Law student Ike (Turman) is enjoying a night on the town with his friends when his life changes dramatically. Taking part in a nightclub hypnosis act, he becomes possessed with the spirit of a violent gangster murdered in the 1940s. Believing himself to be the reincarnation of murderous J.D., Ike launches a revenge campaign against those who had done ‘him’ wrong all those years ago. This really blows away the hearts and minds of many, including his girlfriend Christella (Joan Pringle).

Arrow’s new special edition of the action-horror-thriller hybrid includes the following features:

– Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
– Original 1.0 mono sound
– Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
– Brand new interview with producer-director Arthur Marks
– More interviews to be announced!
– Original theatrical trailer
– Arthur Marks trailer reel
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
-Collector’s booklet containing new writing by Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies (first pressing only!)

Buy or Rent J.D.’s Revenge

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.