Scream Factory has just revealed the new cover art for their upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of John Carpenter’s 1993 Showtime collaboration with Tobe Hooper, the incredibly underrated Body Bags.
The Collector’s Edition of Body Bags will be released this November from Scream Factory.
Body Bags is in many ways a direct precursor to Showtime’s Masters of Horrorseries, of which Carpenter would later direct two hour-long episodes.
The film was hosted by Carpenter himself, acting as a sort of Crypt Keeper-like morgue worker who introduces each of the three short films – two directed by Carpenter and one by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Poltergeist).
Carpenter’s wife and producing partner Sandy King Carpenter told JohnCarpenterMovies.com via Twitter this week that she has provided Scream Factory with “the original uncut elements” of the film, meaning we may be getting both the version that aired on Showtime and an alternate unedited version of the film included in the set!
Starring Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Sushi Girl), Stacy Keach (Escape From L.A.), and Robert Carradine (Airplane), Body Bags also features cameo appearances by directors Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Oz The Great and Powerful), Roger Corman (Little Shop of Horrors), and both Hooper and Carpenter.
We will keep you posted on exactly what bonus features will be included as they are announced.