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A “RED KROKODIL” is Unearthed for special-edition disc release; info, art and trailer

Monday, January 15, 2018 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

There are no reptiles on view in RED KROKODIL, but rather a portrait of drug-induced madness courtesy of director/cinematographer Domiziano Cristopharo. The director’s cut of the 2011 film is being reissued on special-editon Blu-ray and DVD; read on for the details, cover art and trailer.

Written by Francesco Scardone, RED KROKODIL hits the two disc formats January 23 from Unearthed Films. According to the official synopsis, the movie “is the story of a man [Brock Madson, who produced with Cristopharo] addicted to the mind-numbing drug Krokodil. He suddenly finds himself alone in a post-nuclear city similar to Chernobyl. His physical decay, caused by the massive intake of drugs, is mirrored by his inner world, as reality mixes with hallucinations. The decomposition of the flesh caused by Krokodil is severe in its graphic yet slow destruction. Madness and desperation are rampant as one man’s addiction to the drug runs out of control.”

The disc extras are:

  • Deleted scenes
  • FX test and alternate ending music
  • Photo gallery
  • Unearthed Films trailers and teaser

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.