A Detroit shot regional horror movie made at the decline of the direct-to-video era, HELLMASTER was the first feature from cult filmmaker Douglas Schulze (Dark Fields) and co-stars David Emge (Dawn of the Dead). Combining gothic horror and creature-filled narrative trappings with intensely colorful and Argento inspired visuals, courtesy of acclaimed cinematographer Michael Goi (American Horror Story), HELLMASTER was originally titled THEM, but was subsequently re-edited with new footage also added and released straight to video and cable several years after its initial completion. Vinegar Syndrome presents this fascinating slice of creature horror in its original theatrical THEM version for the first time on home video, along with its more commonly seen HELLMASTER recut, newly restored in 4k from its 35mm original negative under supervision from cinematographer Michael Goi. al sleeper to Blu-ray, newly restored in 2k from its original 35mm interpositive.
Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original negative
Original Theatrical Version (as "THEM")
Director's recut version (as "HELLMASTER") (SD)
Director commentary for both versions
“Creating Reality” - an interview with cinematographer Michael Goi
Conceptual artwork gallery
Behind-the-scenes stills gallery
Archival locations featurette
Reversible cover artwork
English SDH subtitles
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