Monday, April 12, 2010

Shock 'Em Dead on DVD!

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.


CiNEZiLLA said...

LOL. Warm up with Traci. How the heck can I have missed that before. That was hilarious. What is it with all these chicks making exercise videos at one point or other...?

There's an epic one with Swede Britt Ekland, where she's jumpng around squealing "Britt - fitt, Britt - fitt" and you know what happens when you repeat two words over and over again the flow gets tossed around. Well In Sweden Fitta is THE C word and Fitt-Britt is still a classic of hilariousness.

Isaoinaba73e3 said...

Remember the Traci Lords LP? Never got hooked on it.

Anonymous said...

Looks like she has that move down pretty well--I guess practice makes perfect.

Anonymous said...

Huh, I was wondering what the source of this DVD was, because I found it for sale at the local special video store today so I bought it, having had it on VHS for years. There was no company name on the DVD but it was a silver-bottom I was just curious where it came from. Now I know. It's actually a nice clear print, but it's still a piece of crap film although it's a FUN piece of crap film, and a welcome addition to my "bad 80's hair metal horror movie" collection!

Anonymous said...

The Shock ‘Em Dead DVD re-release and soundtrack is now available at


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