Late last year, we brought you news that Dario Argento’s Opera would be hitting Blu-Ray courtesy of Scorpion Releasing. It was also rumored that The Sect and The Church (films that have been released in the UK by Shameless) would also be coming as well. With 2017’s final month approaching, what better time than now to not only announce, officially, that these three films are coming but they are being distributed by Music Box’s Doppelgänger Releasing after teaming up with Scorpion Releasing. Read the press release below:
Chicago, IL (November 3, 2017) Music Box Films has entered a distribution deal with specialty label Scorpion Releasing to distribute select Scorpion titles on Blu-ray and DVD. The first titles will be three classic horror films presented by legendary Italian filmmaker Dario Argento: Opera (1987), The Church (1989) and The Sect (1991).
Music Box will release the titles through its Doppelgänger Releasing imp
The deal was negotiated by Lisa Holmes, Director of Sales for Music Box Films Home Entertainment, and Walter Olsen of Scorpion Releasing.
“We are excited to work with Scorpion Releasing on bringing these special collector’s editions to Dario fans across the U.S. and are looking forward to announcing more projects in the coming months” said Holmes.
The first title on the schedule is Opera (1987), which is slated to be released before the end of 2017. The Church (1989) and The Sect (1991) will be released during the first quarter of 2018, with additional titles to be announced at a later date.
Opera, written and directed by Argento, follows a young opperata who is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
In The Church, directed by Michele Soavi with screenplay written by Argento, and featuring Asia Argento, people become trapped inside an old Gothic cathedral filled with ancient demonic spirits.
The Sect is another collaboration with Soavi as director and Argento as screenwriter, which follows a spree of grisly murders by a group of Satan worshippers.
I’m super stoked to get these releases. I couldn’t hold out for The Church as I bought the Shameless Region B Blu-Ray from our friends at DiabolikDVD. However, I’m sure I’ll be buying it again! Now, who do we need to talk to in order to get Michele Soavi’s masterpiece, Cemetery Man (Dellamorte Dellamore), on Blu-Ray in the States?