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Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-rays: The Complete List and Collector’s Guide

Vestron Video was a home video publisher from the eighties and early nineties that was notable for releasing many B-movies on VHS (as well as a few more well-known releases like Dirty Dancing, Monster Squad, and An American Werewolf in London). The company went bankrupt in 1991 and the final Vestron Video titles were released in 1992. Lionsgate acquired Vestron Video’s holdings in 2003 and in the fall of 2016, began releasing titles on Blu-ray via the Vestron Video Collector’s Series.

The following is a list of all Vestron Video Collector’s Series titles that have been released so far in numerical order (along with a list of upcoming releases at the end of the post). The post will be updated whenever new releases are announced. If you are interested in purchasing any Vestron Video Collector’s Series titles, buying them by clicking on one of the Amazon links included in this post will give us a small percentage of the sale to help support the blog (and doesn’t cost you anything extra).

Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-rays Already Available:


#01 Chopping Mall (Release Date-September 27, 2016, Blu-ray)

Bonus Features:

  • Audio commentary with director/co-writer Jim Wynorski, actress Kelli Maroney, and co-writer Steve Mitchell
  • Audio commentary with historians and authors Nathaniel Thompson and Ryan Turek
  • Audio commentary with director/co-writer Jim Wynorski and co-writer Steve Mitchell
  • Isolated score track
  • “Back to the Mall”-Featurette with the cast and filmmakers’ memories of making the film
  • Chopping “Chopping Mall”-Editor Leslie Rosenthal on the editing of the film
  • “The Killbots”-Robert Short talks about creating the robots
  • “Scoring Chopping Mall”-Interview with composer Chuck Cirino
  • “The Robot Speaks!”-The robot answers ten questions
  • Lost scene with an introduction by the filmmakers
  • “Army of One”-Featurette on Carl Sampieri, the film’s biggest fan
  • “Chopping Mall: Creating the Killbots” featurette
  • Trailer


#02 Blood Diner (Release Date-September 27, 2016, Blu-ray)

Bonus Features:

  • Audio commentary with director Jackie Kong
  • Audio commentary with executive producer Lawrence Kasanoff
  • Isolated score with select audio commentary with composer Dan Preston
  • “Queen King”-Interview with director Jackie Kong
  • “Brother Tutman”-Interview with actor Carl Crew
  • “Diner Design”-Interview with director of photography Jurg V. Walther
  • “Cult Movie Recipes”-Interview with writer Michael Sonye
  • “Victims of Sheetar!”-Interview with special make up effects creator Bruce Zahlava
  • Archival interview with crew member Eric Caiden


#03 Waxwork/Waxwork II: Lost in Time: Double Feature (Release Date-October 18, 2016, Blu-ray)

Bonus Features:

  • Unrated version of Waxwork (new to Blu-ray)
  • Audio commentaries with Anthony Hickox and Zach Galligan on both films
  • “The Waxwork Chronicles” featurette
  • “Making Of” featurette
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Still galleries


#04 Return of the Living Dead 3 (Release Date-November 22, 2016, Blu-ray)

Bonus Features:

  • Audio commentary with director Brian Yuzna
  • Audio commentary with Melinda Clarke and special effects supervisor Tom Rainone
  • “Ashes to Ashes”-Interview with director Brian Yuzna and screenwriter John Penney
  • “Living Dead Girl”-Interview with Melinda Clarke
  • “Romeo Is Bleeding”-Interview with J. Trevor Edmond
  • “Trimark & Trioxin”-Interviews with special make-up effects designers Steve Johnson and Chris Nelson
  • “The Resurrected Dead”-Interviews with special make-up effects designers Steve Johnson and Chris Nelson
  • Storyboard gallery
  • Still gallery


#05 C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud (Release Date-November 22, 2016, Blu-ray)

Bonus Features:

  • Audio commentary with director David Irving
  • “Bud Speaks!”-Interview with actor Gerrit Graham
  • “Katie’s Kalamity”-Interview with actress Tricia Leigh Fisher
  • “This C.H.U.D.’s For You!”-Interview with special effects artist Allan Apone
  • Video trailer
  • Still gallery


#06 The Lair of the White Worm (Release Date-January 31, 2017, Blu-ray)

Bonus Features:

  • Audio commentary with director Ken Russell
  • Audio commentary with Lisi Russell and film historian Matthew Melia
  • “Worm Food: The Effects of The Lair of the White Worm” featurette
  • “Cutting for Ken”-Interview with editor Peter Davies
  • “Mary, Mary”-Interview with actress Sammi Davis
  • “Trailers from Hell”
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Still gallery


#07 Parents (Release Date-January 31, 2017, Blu-ray)

Bonus Features:

  • Audio commentary with director Bob Balaban and producer Bonnie Palef
  • Isolated score selections/audio interview with composer Jonathan Elias
  • “Leftovers to Be” featurette with screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne
  • “Mother’s Day” featurette with actress Mary Beth Hurt
  • “Inside Out” featurette with director of photography Robin Vidgeon
  • “Vintage Tastes” featurette with decorative consultant Yolando Cuomo
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Radio spots
  • Still gallery


#08 The Gate (Release Date-February 28, 2017, Blu-ray)

Bonus Features:

  • Audio commentary with director Tibor Takacs, writer Michael Nankin, and special effects designer and supervisor Randall William Cook
  • Audio commentary with special effects designer and supervisor Randall William Cook, special make-up effects artist Craig Reardon, special effects artist Frank Carere, and matte photographer Bill Taylor
  • Isolated score selections and audio interview with composers Michael Hoenig and J. Peter Robinson
  • “The Gate: Unlocked”-Conversation between director Tibor Takacs and special effects designer Randall William Cook
  • “Minion Maker”-Interview with special make-up effects artist Craig Reardon
  • “From Hell It Came”-Interview with co-producer Andras Hamori
  • “The Workman Speaks!”-Interview with actor Carl Kraines
  • “Made in Canada”-Interviews with the cast and crew
  • “From Hell: The Creatures & Demons of The Gate”-Interviews with Randall William Cook and Craig Reardon
  • “The Gatekeepers”-Interview with Tibor Takacs and Michael Nankin
  • Making of The Gate featurette
  • Teaser trailer
  • Theatrical trailers
  • TV spot
  • Still Gallery and behind-the-scenes still gallery


#09-Wishmaster Collection: Wishmaster/Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies/Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell/Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled (Release Date-March 28, 2017, Blu-ray)

Bonus Features:

  • Wishmaster Bonus Features:
    • Audio commentary with director Robert Kurtzman and screenwriter Peter Atkins
    • Audio commentary with director Robert Kurtzman and stars Andrew Divoff and Tammy Lauren
    • Isolated score selections and audio interview with composer Harry Manfredini
    • “Out of the Bottle”-Interviews with director Robert Kurtzman and co-producer David Tripet
    • “The Magic Words”-Interview with screenwriter Peter Atkins
    • “The Djinn and Alexandra”-Interviews with stars Andrew Divoff and Tammy Lauren
    • “Captured Visions”-Interview with director of photography Jacques Haitkin
    • “Wish List”-Interviews with actors Kane Hodder and Ted Raimi
    • Teaser trailer
    • Theatrical trailer
    • TV spots
    • Radio spots
    • Vintage Making Of featurette
    • Behind-the-scenes footage compilation
    • Storyboard gallery
    • Still gallery
  • Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies Bonus Features:
    • Audio commentary with writer/director Jack Sholder
    • Trailer
    • Still gallery
  • Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell Bonus Features:
    • Audio commentary with director Chris Angel
    • Vintage Making Of featurette
    • Trailer
  • Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled Bonus Features:
    • Audio commentary with director Chris Angel and cast members Michael Trucco and Jason Thompson
    • Audio commentary with director Chris Angel and actor John Novak
    • “Wishmasterpiece Theatre” featurette
    • Trailer


#10-The Unholy (Release Date-June 27, 2017, Blu-ray)

Bonus Features:

  • Audio commentary with director Camilo Vila
  • Isolated score selections and audio interview with composer Roger Bellon
  • Audio interview with production designer and co-writer Fernando Fonseca (with isolated selections from his unused score)
  • “Sins of the Father”-Interview with Ben Cross
  • “Demons in the Flesh: The Monsters of The Unholy” featurette
  • “Prayer Offerings”-Interview with Fernando Fonseca
  • Original ending with audio commentary with producer Matthew Hayden
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Radio spots
  • Original storyboard gallery
  • Still gallery


#11-Warlock Collection: Warlock/Warlock: The Armageddon/Warlock III: The End of Innocence (Release Date-July 25, 2017, Blu-ray)

Bonus Features:

  • Warlock Bonus Features:
    • Audio commentary with director Steve Miner
    • Isolated score selections and audio interview with author Jeff Bond
    • “Satan’s Son”-Interview with Julian Sands
    • “The Devil’s Work”-Interview with Steve Miner
    • “Effects of Evil”-Interview with make-up effects creator Carl Fullerton
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Teaser trailer
    • TV spots
    • Behind-the-Scenes footage
    • Still gallery
    • Vintage interview with cast and crew
    • Vintage featurette with Carl Fullerton and Neal Martz
    • Vintage featurette with visual effects supervisors Patrick Read Johnson and Robert Habros, animation supervisor Mauro Maressa, and matte artist Robert Scifo
  • Warlock: The Armageddon Bonus Features:
    • Audio commentary with director Anthony Hickox
    • Theatrical trailer
    • TV spots
    • Vintage Making Of featurette
    • Still gallery
    • Behind-the-Scenes footage
    • Extended vintage interview segments
  • Warlock III: The End of Innocence Bonus Features:
    • Trailer
    • Video sales promo
    • Behind-the-Scenes footage
    • Still gallery
    • Vintage interview segments

Upcoming Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray Releases:


#12-Slaughter High (Release Date-January 30, 2018, Blu-ray)

Bonus Features:

  • Audio commentary with co-writers/directors George Dugdale and Peter Litten
  • Audio interview with composer Harry Manfredini
  • “Going to Pieces” featurette with co-writer/director Mark Ezra
  • “My Days at Doddsville” featurette with actress Caroline Munro
  • Alternate title sequence
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Still gallery

#13-Gothic (Release Date-January 30, 2018, Blu-ray)

Bonus Features:

  • Audio commentary with Lisi Russell and film historian Matthew Melia
  • Isolated score selections and audio interview with composer Thomas Dolby
  • Interviews with actor Julian Sands, screenwriter Stephen Volk, and director of photography Mike Southon
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spot
  • Still gallery

#14-Class of 1999 (Release Date-January 30, 2018, Blu-ray)

Bonus Features:

  • Audio commentary with director/producer Mark L. Lester
  • Interviews with director/producer Mark L. Lester and co-producer Eugene Mazzola
  • Interview with screenwriter C. Courtney Joyner
  • Interviews with special effects creators Eric Allard and Rick Stratton
  • Interview with director of photography Mark Irwin
  • Trailer
  • TV spot
  • Still gallery
  • Video promo

3 thoughts on “Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-rays: The Complete List and Collector’s Guide

  • May 21, 2018 at 4:42 am
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    I am really loving all the new and the old stuff from “Lionsgate Productions”, and I would like to
    thank you for all that you have done , by keeping up of what the fans want , for the complete
    catalog for VESTRON VIDEO , I am now half way , getting the rest of , the other titles , to complete
    the whole entire collection .

    I have Vol , 1 thro 8 m and I am looking forward buying , the “WISHMASTER” , collection very soon .
    I can’t wait , to buy Vol 10, and 11 , 12, 13 , 14, 15 , 16 , in the next few months . Thank you very
    much “LIONSGATE”, you guys are the best . I am going to be 50 years old this year , and you have
    made my day . Chris Clubb

    Reply
  • May 21, 2018 at 4:46 am
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    I am hoping that someone would respond to my letter .
    And I know there are others like me , in which that , “LIONSGATE”,
    is doing a very good damn job , making great things happening .

    “VESTRON VIDEO”, movies were the best things , that I grew up
    watching , and I know their was others , that would agree with
    me as well .

    Reply
  • March 23, 2019 at 1:55 pm
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    thanks for all you done i love your movies

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