Darkside Releasing, Vancouver’s new genre film sales company, is proud to present their first Canadian Blu-ray release: a new erotic neo-giallo, Valley of the Rats. Produced by David Aboussafy, William Carne, and Vince D’Amato, Valley of the Rats stars Tristan Risk (American Mary, The Editor), Momona Komagata (Peelers), Jesse Inocalla, and features a very special guest appearance by cult icon Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies, Score, and Cat People) with music by Mickey E.Vil of Italy’s progressive rock band, The Mugshots. We were all very excited to see that the film wound up on Film Bizarro’s “Top 30 of 2017” list – in the #13 spot – earlier this year.
Darkside Releasing is also very pleased to announce that multiple-version Blu-rays will be released on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018, in collaboration with the Canadian independent distributor Shivers Entertainment. Both https://shiversentertainment.com and https://darksidereleasing.com will carry an ultra-limited (100 copies) triple Blu-ray set, which will include the official Canadian version of Valley of the Rats (disc 1), the original USA film festival version (disc 2), plus an ultra-rare videorecording of Tristan Risk’s burlesque troupe Caravan of Creeps (disc 3) of their 2017 live performance “Game Over: Time to Serenade the Arcade Decade” in its entirety, which also includes an optional audio commentary with Tristan Risk and MC Jessie Inocalla. Tristan and Jesse also provide an audio commentary with director Vince D’Amato on Valley of the Rats, and there are additional cast & crew audio commentaries and interviews included on the Blu-rays. Rounding out the special features is a live performance video by constant musical collaborators The Mugshots, recorded in Italy in 2016. There will also be an unlimited dual-disc version available (featuring the Canadian and the US film fest versions of the film, with special features); and finally, another triple-disc version, which swaps out the Caravan of Creeps Blu-ray for a very special printing of the international version of Valley of the Rats, which was re-cut, re-coloured, and re-titled Odissea della Morte (the new name courtesy of producer David Aboussafy) for 2018. This international three-disc version is limited to 500 copies and will be available exclusively through Shivers Entertainment https://shiversentertainment.com
Keep an eye on Darkside Releasing for more news and new releases, plus a time-limited double-pack promotion featuring the dual-disc version of Valley of the Rats paired with the Blu-ray/DVD combo House of VHS (courtesy of producer David Aboussafy and Creepy Six Films).
Official trailer: https://vimeo.com/247881860