IDT Masters Horror Anthology4 Nov, 2004 By: Jessica Wolf
IDT Entertainment and Anchor Bay Entertainment used this week's American Film Market in Santa Monica, California to whet buyers' appetites for an upcoming slate of horror titles, which will hit video through Anchor Bay.
The “Masters of Horror” series will feature about 13 hourlong horror features from acclaimed directors of the genre like John Carpenter, Don Coscarelli, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, Tobe Hooper, John Landis and George Romero.
The films will begin production this spring through IDT's newly launched New Arc Entertainment, in conjunction with Industry Entertainment and Nice Guy Productions and some will be available on DVD by next Halloween said Ted Green, CEO of Anchor Bay Entertainment.
“We're going into the making of these knowing that we're aiming for a strong DVD sales presence so there will be a ton of extras,” Green said.
The idea for the series spawned out of informal dinners and poker games attended by the directors involved and there's a chance some footage of these gatherings will make the DVDs as well, he said.
“Masters of Horror” will hit DVD in several different iterations — single-title releases, double packs and eventually a massive collector's edition, Green said.>BR>
IDT Entertainment Sales will handle worldwide distribution of the "Masters of Horror" series and Anchor Bay Home Entertainment will handle video releases