Blu-ray Release: Impulse (1974)

Blu-ray Release Date: March 12, 2024
Price: Blu-ray $35.33
Studio: Grindhouse Releasing/MVD

William Shatner stars as Matt Stone, a deranged gigolo who preys on rich women, unable to control his murderous psychosexual urges, in the 1974 horror-thriller Impulse, one of the Seventies’ more demented shockers.

Directed by exploitation mainstay William Grefé (The Death Curse of Tartu), and co-starring Jenifer Bishop (Al Adamson‘s The Female Bunch), Ruth Roman (Strangers on a Train), Harold Sakata (Goldfinger) and William Kerwin (Herschell Gordon LewisBlood Feast), Impulse is being presented in a new master restored in 4K from archival 35mm film elements.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s on the two-disc edition:

  • Spectacular new 4K restoration created from rare archival film elements
  • Provocative, in-depth interviews with director William Grefé
  • KINGDOM OF THE SHATNER – William Shatner Live in Santa Monica – Oct. 9, 2022
  • Additional interviews with producer and make-up artist Doug Hobart (FLESH FEAST, SCREAM BABY SCREAM) and art director Roger Carlton Sherman
  • Audio commentary by William Grefé
  • Haunting alternate French soundtrack
  • Hours of rare cinematic treasures from the vaults of William Grefé
  • Two bonus features! – THE DEVIL’S SISTERS and THE GODMOTHERS
  • Glossy illustrated booklet with liner notes by acclaimed underground filmmaker Jacques Boyreau
  • Beautiful embossed slipcover with new art by esteemed painter Dave Lebow
  • Still galleries, trailers
  • And more!

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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.