Announcing the H.P. Lovecraft Collection on DVD based on films shown at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival over the last 10 years. Volume 1 contains Bryan Moore's Cool Air starring Jack Donner (Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Stigmata, Exorcism) a moving adaptation of Lovecraft's short story. The disk also contains many shorts such as Christian Matzke's Nyarlatotep and An Imperfect Solution (based on the original Re-animator series) and Anthony Reed's The Hound and The Hapless Antiquarian. Rounding the disk off are exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of Cool Air, an interview with Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi, bumpers from the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and a couple of Easter Eggs. Approximately 150 minutes of goodies. Available now.
Volume 2 of the H.P. Lovecraft Collection will be Rough Magik, a proposed BBC pilot created by Stephen Parsons (composer for Howling II) starring Paul Darrow of Blake's 7 fame. If you like the idea behind Delta Green you'll love this film. The Night Scholars, a clandestine organization setup to monitor the ancient cult of Cthulhu come to a single, incontrovertible, conclusion after compiling an enormous database of arcane information: the Sleeping God is waking. Diana Armitage, with the help of her Home Office liaison, the mysterious Mr. Moon (Paul Darrow), launch an aggressive campaign against the Dreamers. This operation designated the Rough Magik initiative is successful but they trod on the toes of some powerful people, amidst accusations of financial impropriety and possible treason, and the Night Scholars were disbanded. Now years later, the old magic is returning, the Sleeping God is rising, and there are more Dreamers than Mr. Moon can handle as he struggles to rebuild the Night Scholars before its too late. The DVD will also include Bob Fugger's Terrible Old Man (shown on CBC, Bravo! and Space: The Imagination Station) and From Beyond. Street Date is December 1, 2004.
Volume 3 of the H.P. Lovecraft Collection, we are extremely pleased to announce, will be releasing Out of Mind (shown on Bravo!) along with John Strysik's (a Tales from the Darkside staff director) The Music of Erich Zann and Aaron Vanek's The Outsider. Out of Mind offers the viewer a realistic encounter with Lovecraft and enters into his world. The film playfully winks at some of the themes characteristic of his HPL's work (the occult, cursed books, monstrous creatures, ancestry and the cosmos) and draws its inspiration from Lovecraft's personal correspondence and many of his stories, carrying the viewer through a labyrinth "beyond the wall of sleep." We plan to release the DVD by January of 2005.
We have 4 other titles in the works as well.
Andrew Migliore, President
LURKER FILMS INC.