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“PIECES” cuts into 3-disc Blu-ray and theaters; full details

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Grindhouse Releasing invites you to get your buzz on as it has the chainsaw cult classic PIECES on tap for a deluxe Blu-ray and theatrical reissue this winter.

Juan Piquer Simon’s saga of a mysterious maniac carving up Boston college coeds and putting together a “jigsaw puzzle” of their body parts, starring Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Edmund Purdom, Paul L. Smith, Ian Sera and Jack Taylor, hits disc March 1. Remastered in 4K transfers scanned from the original camera negative, the movie will be presented in both its unrated U.S. theatrical edition and the uncensored Spanish director’s cut (three minutes longer with different music), titled MIL GRITOS TIENE LA NOCHE. The triple-disc set’s two Blu-rays will also contain the following special features:

• Brand new audio commentary by star Jack Taylor
• Special 5.1 audio option: the Vine Theater Experience!
• In-depth interviews with director Juan Piquer Simón and genre superstar Paul L. Smith
• 42ND STREET MEMORIES: All-new feature-length documentary containing interviews with Bill Lustig, Larry Cohen, Frank Henenlotter, Buddy Giovinazzo, Jeff Lieberman, John Skipp, Lynn Lowry, Terry Levine and many other exploitation icons
• Extensive gallery of stills and poster art
• Exhaustive filmographies
• Liner notes by legendary horror journalists Chas. Balun (DEEP RED) and Rick Sullivan (GORE GAZETTE)

And more! There will also be a bonus CD of the original soundtrack, newly remastered from the original studio tapes, all packaged in an embossed slipcover. The first 3,000 copies (you can pre-order them at Diabolik DVD and Amazon.com) will include a special PIECES jigsaw puzzle, and Diabolik customers will get it a week early, on February 23. In addition, Grindhouse’s David Szulkin says, “PIECES is also a real crowd-pleaser in theaters, and we will be screening it at midnight shows and on college campuses across the country to promote the Blu-ray, starting at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, where the movie takes place.”

For updates on those playdates and more info on other Grindhouse titles, visit the company’s official website and Facebook page.

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