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This special limited edition spot gloss slipcover (designed by Chris Barnes) is limited to 8,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

No slasher has been more requested of us than Michael Elliot’s hood wearing, javelin hurling maniac thriller, FATAL GAMES (1984) and we couldn’t be happier to finally have the honor of presenting it on Blu-ray for the first time ever!

The young athletes of Falcon Academy are training hard to earn their place in the nationals. But when these burgeoning sports stars start disappearing one after the other, Dr. Jordine and his team - who’ve started plying their athletes with new and untested performance-enhancing drugs - are baffled. Little do they realize that a javelin-wielding, tracksuit-wearing killer with a strong throwing arm and a deadly grudge against athletic excellence is on the prowl, picking off the Olympic hopefuls one by one. Whether they're squeezing out a few extra reps in the gym, training on the field or clocking up some late-night strokes in the pool, nowhere is safe. As their numbers continue to dwindle, can the remaining athletes unmask the maniac before they’re disqualified… for good?!

Directed by Michael Elliot - who does double duty in the role of Dr. Jordine - and starring Academy Award-nominee Sally Kirkland, FATAL GAMES is a deliriously entertaining early ’80s stalk-and-slash effort stacked with gratuitous nudity, physics-defying death sequences and one of the most jaw-dropping twist endings in all of slasher movie history. Completely AWOL on home video since its original VHS release and high up on any slasher enthusiast’s wish list, the horror champions at Vinegar Syndrome have at long last taken up the baton with this Blu-ray world premiere of FATAL GAMES, newly restored in 4K from recently-unearthed film elements and bulked up with a winning array of brand new extras in an edition that really takes it all the way!

directed by: Michael Elliot
starring: Sally Kirkland, Lynn Banashek, Sean Masterson, Michael O'Leary, Teal Roberts, Spice Williams-Crosby, Melissa Prophet, Angela Bennett, Nicholas Love
1984 / 88 min / 1.85:1 / English Mono

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4K from a 35mm dupe negative
  • Commentary track with podcaster Bill Ackerman and author Amanda Reyes
  • "The Winning Touch" - an interview with actress Tracie Hellberg (formerly Lynn Banashek)
  • "Going for Gold" - an interview with actor Sean Masterson
  • "Death on the Staircase" - an interview with actor Michael O'Leary
  • "A Great Day at the Office" - an interview with actress Melissa Prophet
  • "It's the Taking Part That Counts" - an interview with actress Spice Williams-Crosby
  • "Cutting Gym Class" - an interview with editor/associate producer Jonathon Braun, ACE
  • Archival artwork & behind-the-scenes photo gallery
  • Original The Killing Touch title card
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve artwork
  • English SDH subtitles