Blu-ray, DVD Release: Beast From Haunted Cave / Ski Troop Attack

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 24, 2023
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Film Masters

Roger Corman’s 1959 cult favorite, Beast From Haunted Cave arrives anew in an edition that has been freshly restored from a 4K scan of 35mm archival materials!

Among the best of Corman’s early output, Beast From Haunted Cave was directed by the great Monte Hellman (Two-Lane BlacktopCockfighter), launching a 15-year collaboration between the duo. The film stars Michael Forest, Sheila Noonan and Frank Wolff.

In the film, nasty gangsters hatch a plan to rob a bank in Deadwood, South Dakota, but when one of the henchmen sets off an explosion in a nearby gold mine to act as a diversion for the heist, he awakens a blood-sucking, spider-like creature that isn’t happy about the intrusion. When a violent snowstorm delays the gang’s escape, things rapidly progress from bad to blood-curdling worse.

The Collector’s Edition Blur-ay and DVD also contain Corman’s1960 World War II drama Ski Troop Attack.

Special Features:
Hollywood Intruders: The Filmgroup Story: Part One, a Ballyhoo Motion Pictures documentary
-full-color booklet with essays by authors C. Courtney Joyner and Tom Weaver with the man behind the beast, Chris Robinson
-commentary for Beast From Haunted Cave by author and film historian Tom Weaver and filmmaker Larry Blamire
-commentary for Ski Troop Attack by author C. Courtney Joyner and filmmaker Howard S. Berger
-gallery of rare stills from camera negatives taken during the filming of Beast From Haunted Cave, courtesy of Tom Weaver
-original, 35mm-restored theatrical trailer for Beast From Haunted Cave
new, recut trailers from restored both films using restored film elements.

Easter egg alert! Hidden on the disc is a special interview with the original “beast!”

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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.