American Genre Film Archive

Effects

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This listing is for the standard edition Blu-ray. The limited edition slipcover was limited to 2,000 units and is sold out. The two versions are identical, aside from the slipcover.

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!

Cobbled together with loose change by George Romero’s friends, EFFECTS is a mesmerizing D.I.Y. frightmare that no one talks about, but everyone should. A group of coked-up filmmakers—including Tom “DAWN OF THE DEAD” Savini, Joe "DAY OF THE DEAD" Pilato, and John “TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE” Harrison—gather in Pittsburgh to make a slasher called DUPED: THE SNUFF MOVIE. As filming begins and “accidents” happen, it’s clear that something isn’t right. And no one can be trusted. A gritty melting pot of De Palma-like shocks and Carpenter-esque tension, EFFECTS is a meta-enhanced takedown on the philosophy of horror that doubles as a sleazy and chilling movie on its own. AGFA is honored to present the worldwide UHD debut of EFFECTS, newly restored in 4K from its original, long-lost 16mm camera negative.

directed by: Dusty Nelson
starring: Various
1980 / 84 min / 1.85:1 / English DTS-HD MA 2.0

Additional info:

Disc 1: UHD

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • 4K restoration from the original 16mm camera negative
  • Archival commentary with producer and star John Harrison, director Dusty Nelson, and editor Pasquale Buba
  • English SDH subtitles

Disc 2: Blu-ray

  • Region Free UHD
  • 4K restoration from the original 16mm camera negative
  • Archival commentary with producer and star John Harrison, director Dusty Nelson, and editor Pasquale Buba
  • 4K “grindhouse” preservation from the only 35mm print in existence
  • Zoom Q&A with John Harrison, Dusty Nelson, and the AGFA team
  • AFTER EFFECTS documentary with commentary
  • Early short films
  • Photo gallery
  • Booklet with Dusty Nelson interview and more
  • English SDH subtitles