Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 29, 2018
Price: DVD $13.19, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

Michael Sarrazin (They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?), Jennifer O’Neill (Scanners), Margot Kidder (Shoot The Sun Down) and Cornelia Sharpe (Busting) star in the well-remembered (well, it’s title, at the very least) 1975 R-rated horror-thriller The Reincarnation of Peter Proud.

In the film,  college professor Proud (Sarrazin) is suffering from recurring nightmares of a place he has never seen, a woman he has never met, and a death so brutal and horrifying he must seek an end to the torment. His research leads him to the most unlikely conclusion: he has lived and died before, and now he must find the secrets of that life. His search takes him to a small New England town and puts him face to face with the man he once was, the woman he once loved – and the death he once deserved.

Peter Proud’s production credits are superlative: it’s beautifully shot by Victor J. Kemper (Dog Day Afternoon), hauntingly scored  by Jerry Goldsmith (The Detective), and directed by journeyman J. Lee Thompson (The Guns of Navarone). The screenplay comes from Max Ehrlich (Z.P.G. – Zero Population Growth), based on his own bestselling novel.

This release features a new HD Master from a 4K Scan of the original 35mm negative by Paramount Pictures Archives.

Oh, and there are a slew of bonus features, albeit mostly promotional bits. Here they are:

-Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin
-Spanish Super 8 Bathtub Scene with Spanish Audio
-Spanish Super 8 vs US – Side by Side w English Audio
-TV Spot
-30 Second Radio Spot
-60 Second Radio Spot
-Animated Image Gallery – International Posters and Lobby Cards (5:38)
-Animated Image Gallery – International Promotional Material (1:55)
-Animated Image Gallery – International Home Video Releases (0:48)
-Animated Image Gallery – Promotional Stills (0:35)
-Original Theatrical Trailer
-Original German Trailer

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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.