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Director: Dusty Nelson

Cast: Dusty Nelson, John Harrison, John Harrison, Susan Chapek

     
 

This low-budget, Pittsburgh-lensed thriller takes a semi-satirical look at the low-budget horror film industry. The story centers on an insane filmmaker who hopes his crowning achievement will be a "snuff" documentary about the actual demise of a film crew working on a horror-movie shoot. Obviously, the director's real cast and crew are none too pleased to find… See more details below

Overview

This low-budget, Pittsburgh-lensed thriller takes a semi-satirical look at the low-budget horror film industry. The story centers on an insane filmmaker who hopes his crowning achievement will be a "snuff" documentary about the actual demise of a film crew working on a horror-movie shoot. Obviously, the director's real cast and crew are none too pleased to find themselves unwilling participants in this project. Fans of steeltown horror movie icon George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) will spot a few of the director's frequent collaborators--including producer-editor Pasquale A. Buba, composer John Harrison, and FX guru Tom Savini, who also appears in a small cameo-- although Romero himself was not involved. Released to video as The Manipulator.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2005
UPC:
0654930304792
Original Release:
1979
Rating:
NR
Source:
Synapse Films
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:24:00
Sales rank:
78,858

Special Features

New 16:9 anamorphic widescreen transfer from original vault materials; Commentary by producer John Harrison, director Dusty Nelson and editor Pasquale Buba; "AfterEffects" - an all-new 60 minute documentary; Original short films: "Ubu" and "Beastie"; Behind-the-scenes photo gallery; Liner notes; Animated menus; Chapter selections

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Effects
1. Main Titles/That's a Wrap [5:31]
2. Is Something Wrong, Mona? [4:13]
3. Bar Fight [3:45]
4. Mr. Director [6:29]
5. Take Four [4:57]
6. A Wannabe Actress [4:11]
7. Leave Me Alone [7:49]
8. A Newcomer [10:15]
9. An Inspiration [5:12]
10. Take It From the Top [6:44]
11. Got Hit [8:00]
12. Hiding Out [5:52]
13. Go for the Gun [4:05]
14. Not in the Script [3:01]
15. Duped [1:16]
16. End Credits [2:16]

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