Charles Band’s Parasite, a 1982 sci-fi horror movie touted theatrically as “the first futuristic monster movie in 3-D” is being unleashed on Blu-ray by Kino Lorber Studio Classics on October 22, 2019.
The release will feature an HD restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, both 2-D and 3-D versions of the film, and some new bonus features:
- Newly Restored in HD from a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
- The Blu-ray disc includes both the 3-D and 2-D version of the film
- From the Inside Out: Writing Parasite – Featuring all-new interviews with writers Alan J. Adler and Michael Shoob
- Three Dimensions of Terror: Filming Parasite – Featuring all-new interviews with director
- Charles Band, co-writer Alan J. Adler, production manager Charles Newirth, art director Pamela B. Warner, and make-up department head Karen Kubeck
- Symphony for Slimy Slugs: Composing Parasite- Featuring an all-new interview with composer Richard Band
- Interview with Creature Designer and Creator Lance Anderson
- Audio Commentary with Writer Alan J. Adler and Filmmaker/Historian Daniel Griffith
- Still and Promotional Gallery
- Reversible Blu-ray Art
- Theatrical Trailer
Here are the details of the movie:
Parasite is a 1982 science-fiction horror feature film produced and directed by Charles Band from a screenplay co-written with Alan J. Adler and Michael Shoob. The movie stars Demi Moore in her first major film role. Irwin Yablans (Halloween) was the executive producer.
The creature effects were designed and created by Stan Winston (The Terminator, Aliens; Pumpkinhead).
In the near future, an atomic disaster has reduced the world to poverty. Instead of a government, America is run by an organization called the Merchants, who exploit the degenerate remains of society.
In order to keep control of the populace, the Merchants force Doctor Paul Dean (Robert Glaudini) to create a new life form, a parasite that feeds on its host. Realizing the deadly potential of such a being, Dean escapes the Merchants with the parasite, infecting himself in the process.
Now on the run, he travels from town to town, studying the parasite so that he can find a way to destroy it, all the while keeping one step ahead of a Merchant named Wolf (James Davidson) who is hunting for him.
While resting in a desert town, he is attacked by a gang of hooligans (Cherie Currie, Freddy Moore, Natalie May, Joanelle Romero, Tom Villard) led by Ricus (Luca Bercovici), a former slave of the Merchants. The gang steals silver canister containing the parasite, not realizing what it is, and it escapes and infects one of the members…
“Compared with many other movies bearing Charles Band’s name somewhere in the credits it’s far more entertaining, if gratuitously so. Terribly underrated in this reviewers opinion, the curiosity surrounding the first futuristic monster movie in 3D undeniably has more to do with its casting and Stan Winston’s association than any of the sleazy groceries it delivers.” Brian Bankston, Cool Ass Cinema