Director Mark Freed has taken it upon himself to unleash his heavy metal horror masterpiece Shock 'Em Dead on DVD.
Those of you unlucky enough to have not seen this brilliant piece of crap, a brief synopsis. The film stars Stephen Quatros (this Steven Dorff/Dennis Quaid looking motherfucker right here) as Angel Martin, a down on his luck, pizza making weenie who dreams of having Yngwie level shredding abilities. Unfortunately, Angel, like myself, just doesn't really have the chops. Not having access to a time travelling phone booth which he can use to attend a 16-month extensive guitar traing course Angel does what anyone would do. He sells his soul to a demented voodoo lady in the name of Rock 'n' Roll immortality. You can probably figure out the direction the movie takes at this point.
I'm not sure if Mark Freed intended this to be this campy, but I swear this movie is one of the funniest damn things I've ever seen. Add in Traci Lords as Angel's band's manager and scenes of one-man twin guitar action and you've got a surefire recipe for heavy metal horror success. I put this one right up there with Black Roses or Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare.
Anyone who is interested can order the Director's Cut DVD here for $14.95 + $2.95 shipping.
Extra features include:
- Audio Commentary with Director Mark Freed and the Associate Producer
- Deleted & Extended Scenes (5:21 minutes running time)
- Original Audition Tapes, with Picture-in-Picture comparison to the actual scenes in the film. (6:24 minutes running time)
- Two Photo Galleries (Production Stills & Wardrobe Photos)
My question, how has Warm Up With Traci Lords not had some sort of DVD release. I mean seriously, they would sell millions of these. A bunch of millions.