The dead will have their day with All Souls Day: Dia De Los Muertos

The Mexican celebration known as Dia De Los Muertos – “Day of the Dead” – honors both life and death. But what happens when the horrifying history of a town defiles both? What happens when the dead cannot leave the living alone? On January 17, IDT Entertainment’s Anchor Bay reveals the ominous answer with the DVD release of All Souls Day: Dia De Los Muertos – available for the suggested retail price of $19.98. 

Horror fans will find much to feast on, as the All Souls Day DVD presents the uncut version of the film, with terrifying never before-seen footage, in a 16×9 widescreen (1.85) transfer with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, as well as a festival worth of insightful special features.

Co-produced by New Arc Entertainment, the film production arm of IDT Entertainment, and Mindfire Entertainment, through their CFQ Films division, All Souls Day was written by Mark Altman (House of the Dead) and co-produced by Altman and Mark Gottwald (The Specials). Both New Arc and Mindfire are film production companies which specialize in the supernatural/thriller/action genre.   

All Souls Day stars Ellie Cornell (Halloween 5), Danny Trejo (The Devil’s Rejects, Spy Kids), Laura Harring (The Punisher, Mulholland Drive), Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, I  Still Know What You Did Last Summer), David Keith (Daredevil), Marisa Ramirez (“General Hospital”), Travis Wester (Eurotrip), Nichole Hiltz (Spanglish), Laz Alonso (Jarhead) and Femmes Fatales magazine covergirl Mircea Munroe (Cellular).  Directed by Jeremy Kasten (The Attic Expeditions) and with special effects from Almost Human (“Angel”, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), it is a terrifying journey into a world of shocking ceremonies and undead denizens!

In the film, a group of hard-partying students from the OC are stranded in the remote Mexican village of Santa Bonita where a nightmare has lied buried for over a century. There they discover an innkeeper with a dark secret, a sheriff with a shocking past and a holiday that demands the most horrific sacrifice of all. Now the ceremony can commence. The hordes of the undead have been unleashed. And on this day, an unstoppable feast of human flesh has begun!

The All Souls Day DVD includes an extensive list of special features:
Commentary by director Jeremy Kasten and writer/producer Mark A. Altman
3 Behind-The-Scenes featurettes:
           Raising The Undead: The Making of All Souls Day
           Faces Of Death: The Make-up Effects of All Souls Day             
           Jailhouse Rock: The Stunts of All Souls Day
Storyboards
Extended and Deleted Scenes
Screenplay (DVD-ROM)
Trailers
Collectors’ Booklet

All Souls Day: Dia De Los Muertos is available for pre-order at Amazon. As of yet, there is not a release date for the UK. Visit the DVD’s database for more information.

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