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“THE BLACK CAT,” “PATRICK STILL LIVES” and “SHOCK TREATMENT” on Severin’s October Blu-ray slate; details, art, trailers

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

One of several films with that feline title is among the trio of Eurosplatter flicks on tap for Halloweentime.

Severin Films has announced the October 27 releases of Luigi Cozzi’s THE BLACK CAT (pictured, a.k.a. DEMONS 6!), Mario Landi’s PATRICK STILL LIVES and Alain Jessua’s SHOCK TREATMENT. CAT stars genre regulars Caroline Munro, Brett Halsey, Florence Guérin and Urbano Barberini in a meta story of fright filmmakers encountering a real demon; STILL LIVES is the notoriously depraved and violent knockoff of Richard Franklin’s PATRICK; and TREATMENT features legendary French actors Alain Delon and Annie Girardot in a tale of medical madness at a seaside clinic. All three films have been scanned uncut in 2K from original elements, presented in 1.66:1 widescreen. Special features are:

THE BLACK CAT:

  • “Cat on the Brain”: Interview with director/co-writer Luigi Cozzi and actress Caroline Munro
  • Trailer

PATRICK STILL LIVES:

  • “C’est la Vie”: Interview with actor Gianni Dei
  • Trailer
  • Double-sided Blu-ray wrap
  • Severin webstore exclusive slipcase

SHOCK TREATMENT:

  • “Director’s Disorder”: Interview with director Alain Jessua
  • “Alain Jessua–The Lone Deranger”: Interview with Bernard Payen, curator at The Cinémathèque Française
  • “Koering’s Scoring”: Interview with soundtrack composer René Koering
  • “Drumrunning”: René Koering commentary on three sequences
  • Trailer
  • Double-sided Blu-ray wrap
  • Wide-release Limited Edition with slipcase and CD soundtrack

 

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.