Anchor bay to release Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things
8th Jul 05
Bob Clark and Alan Ormsby are pretty much heroes of ours here at eatmybrains. They began their career with the low-budget gem Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things which Clark co-wrote with his star, Alan Ormsby.
The two then moved on to make the mightily fine Dead of Night (aka Deathdream - see our review here) in 1974 before Bob Clark went his separate way and made the ultimate Halloween-inspiring slasher movie Black Christmas (see our Zombie Club here).
Now it's finally been announced that Anchor Bay UK are set to release the Bob Clark/Alan Ormsby 1972 cult favorite Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things on DVD August 22, accompanied by a commentary from Ormsby, film notes, a stills gallery, trailer and biographies.
The first film was about a group of actors led, by Alan Ormsby, who go to graveyard on remote island to act out necromantic ritual by digging up a corpse named Orville. The ritual works, and soon the dead are walking about and chowing down on human flesh. The DVD will be presented in anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen with DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 stereo soundtracks, and wil be released on August 22nd at the retail price of £14.99.
Bobo Clark is now currently trying to get a remake of this film off the ground. Clark has penned the new script and will helm the $12 million-budgeted pic. It will be a Canada-U.K. co-production with London-based Hamish Gibson co-producing, and will hopefully start shooting in September in British Columbia.