In 1994, Universal dared to produce a made-for-TV sequel to one of the legendary Alfred Hitchcock‘s most popular films, 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 release!
Directed by Rick Rosenthal (who took his name off the movie 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 complete work on 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 avian invasion, Ted becomes determined to figure out the cause of their unusual behavior; an investigation which leads him to uncover the sinister goings on in the nearby waters. All the while, the birds increase 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’s the information on this release of The Birds II: Land’s End:
Region A Blu-ray
Newly scanned & restored in 2K from its 35mm interpositive
Commentary track with film historians Amanda Reyes and Sam Pancake
“Don’t Remake Hitchcock Movies” (54 min) – an extensive making-of documentary featuring interviews with its cast and crew
“The Silence of the Birds” (17 min) – an interview with composer Ron Ramin
“The Locations of Birds II” (11 min) – a locations featurette with production assistant Craig Edwards
Reversible cover artwork
English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome is only putting 6000 copies of this Blu-ray out into the world, so if you want to secure a copy you should head over to their website and pre-order one as soon as possible. Copies will be shipping out around August 30th.
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Originally published at www.joblo.com