In 1994, Universal ventured to produce a made-for-TV sequel to one of the legendary Alfred Hitchcockmost popular movies, The birds. The Birds II: Land’s End hasn’t gotten much attention over the decades – but now Vinegar Syndrome has decided to show it some love by giving it a limited edition Blu-ray!
Directed by Rick Rosenthal (who took his name from the film and was credited as Alan Smithee) from a screenplay by Robert Eisele and Ken and Jim Wheat, The Birds II: Land’s End has the following synopsis:
Ted and Mary have just moved with their two young daughters to the sleepy coastal town of Gull Island so that Ted can finish his thesis. Everything couldn’t seem more picturesque about their new seaside home…that is, except for the increasing number of aggressively behaving birds. After surviving an unprovoked nighttime bird invasion, Ted becomes determined to find out the reason for their unusual behavior; an investigation that leads him to uncover the sinister goings-on in the nearby waters. All the while, the birds ramp up their now-deadly attacks, moving up from family pets to human victims…
The film stars Brad Johnson, Chelsea Field, James Naughton, Jan Rubes and Tippi Hedren.
Here is the information about this release of The Birds II: Land’s End:
Region A Blu-ray
Newly scanned and restored in 2K from its 35mm interpositive
Commentary track with film historians Amanda Reyes and Sam Pancake
“Don’t Remake Hitchcock Movies” (54 min) – a comprehensive making-of documentary with interviews with the cast and crew
“The Silence of the Birds” (17 min) – an interview with composer Ron Ramin
“The Locations of Birds II” (11 min) – a location feature with production assistant Craig Edwards
English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome is only releasing 6000 copies of this Blu-ray worldwide, so if you want to secure a copy, head over to their website and pre-order one as soon as possible. Copies will be sent out approx August 30Th.
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