Sold out online, but is currently still available in select retail stores.
We are pleased to present the Vinegar Syndrome Archive line, celebrating forgotten cinematic oddities from the video store era. This collection was inspired by our own video store, The Archive in Bridgeport CT, and is designed to be extra appealing and affordable for all local brick and mortar video stores by offering them below market wholesale pricing. Click here to view a list of all participating VSA retailers. Add your store by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unique to this line, each hand numbered limited edition release will come fitted in a specially designed, bottom loading VHS inspired slipcase, featuring the original video art used for the film, while also including a double-sided poster.
These releases will ONLY be available on our website and at participating brick and mortar retailers. Absolutely no other online stores will be stocking them. Each release is strictly limited to 2,500 units and will never be re-released in another version. We are allocating 2,000 units to sell here on our website and 500 units to be sold at participating retail video stores (see list).
Also, due to an uncertain release schedule and our mission to support local retailers by offering them extremely low wholesale rates, these VSA releases will not be included in the yearly packages, however, you should have received a coupon in your email.
A group of four friends traveling the West Coast arrive in a small town with a strange history of its residents disappearing mysteriously. What's more is that the town's illusive doctor, Dr. Schaeffer (Dean Jagger), is rumored to be conducting sinister experiments on the town's youth so as to combat the aging process. As the group of young travelers find themselves embroiled in a diabolical scheme of medical madness, they realize - perhaps too late - that they are Dr. Schaeffer's ideal specimens.
A troubled production from its mid-70s beginnings, EVIL TOWN started life as 'Dr Shagetz' and was helmed by various directors at different points, including a young Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential). In the early 80s, producer Mardi Rustam bought the film and further retooled it, adding additional moments of sleaze and a strange subplot brewed from his own film, EVILS OF THE NIGHT, eventually retitling it EVIL TOWN. This bizarro mutant film epitomizes the lengths producers would go to re-market their work for the video era. Vinegar Syndrome Archive is proud to present EVIL TOWN on Blu-ray for the first time, featuring a fresh 2k restoration of the original camera negative!
Directed by: Mardi Rustam, Larry Spiegel, Curtis Hanson, et al.
Starring: Dean Jagger, James Keach, Robert Walker Jr., Doria Cook-Nelson, Michele Marsh
1985 / 82 min / 1.85:1
• Region Free Blu-ray
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm camera original
• Audio interview with director Larry Spiegel
• “Compare and Contrast” - a comparison between Evil Town and Evils of the Night
• Double-sided poster
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles