Brand New 4K Transfer Of Ed Wood’s “The Violent Years” Comes To Blu-ray November 21

Alamo Drafthouse's American Genre Film Archive & Something Weird Announce Brand New 4K Transfer

Alamo Drafthouse’s American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, and Something Weird is excited to announce a November 21st release of “The Violent Years” on Blu-ray. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, AGFA purchased a 4K film scanner to create new digital transfers of titles from the Something Weird library. “The Violent Years” is the third release of dozens in this partnership, following “The Zodiac Killer” and “Bat Pussy.”

Written by legendary Hollywood outsider Edward D. Wood, Jr. (“Plan 9 From Outer Space,” “Glen or Glenda”), “The Violent Years” is the story of Paula Parkins (Jean Moorehead), a good-girl-gone-bad who leads her degenerate teenage hellcats down a path of gas station hijackings, pajama party orgies, and cold-blooded murder! From Wood’s patently deranged dialogue to the scene where the gang performs a “man attack,” “The Violent Years” is an essential exposé on crime, gender politics, and sweater-stealing. Remember, “This is a story of violence!”

“Ed Wood’s influence is woven into our DNA,” said AGFA director Joe Ziemba. “We’re honored to help the world reassess his importance as a ground-breaking queer filmmaker through our release of ‘The Violent Years’ with Something Weird. Wherever he is, we hope Ed is smiling.”

Special features include:

  • New 4K scan from the original camera negative!
  • Commentary track with filmmaker Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE, FRANKENHOOKER) and Ed Wood biographer Rudolph Grey!
  • Gutter-noir trailers from the Something Weird vault!
  • Memorabilia scrapbook!
  • Bonus movie: ANATOMY OF A PSYCHO (1961), a new 2K scan from an original theatrical print
  • Reversible cover art

Order “The Violent Years” here.

Available on Blu-ray November 21st


James McDonald

Originally from Dublin, Ireland, James is a Movie Critic and Celebrity Interviewer with over 30 years of experience in the film industry as an Award-Winning Filmmaker.

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