American Genre Film Archive

The Zodiac Killer

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This special limited edition spot gloss and embossed slipcover is limited to 2,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Presented in partnership with Something Weird Video...

The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) represents the world's largest theatrical catalog of exploitation cinema. Their home video line presents a diverse selection of movies, ranging from new preservations of classics from the vast library of Something Weird to the wildest in shot-on-video (SOV) titles. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

This is the only horror movie in history that was made explicitly to catch a serial killer. Directed by Tom Hanson, who had previously owned a chain of Pizza Man restaurants, THE ZODIAC KILLER reimagines the crimes of the then-active Zodiac Killer in hopes of luring the madman out of hiding. That plan didn’t work. Instead, we got the most outrageous and compelling "tabloid horror" vortex on the planet. And beyond. During theatrical screenings, Hanson constructed in-theater traps to catch the killer. These included the use of an ice cream freezer filled with rent-a-cops and a raffle with a motorcycle as a prize. You won’t get insight like this by watching David Fincher's ZODIAC. But you will get it while watching THE ZODIAC KILLER.

directed by: Unknown
starring: Various
1971 / 86 min / 1.33:1 / English DTS-HD MA 1.0

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Preserved from one of the only known 35mm prints in existence
  • Interview with director Tom Hanson and actor Manny Nedwick
  • Commentary with Tom Hanson, Manny Nedwick, and the AGFA team
  • Booklet with writing by Chris Poggiali of TEMPLE OF SCHLOCK
  • Tabloid-horror trailers from the AGFA archive
  • Bonus movie: ANOTHER SON OF SAM (1977, 72 mins), preserved from a 35mm print
  • English SDH subtitles

Exclusive Zodiac Killer bundle with candle and postcard, limited to 75 bundles.