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Aussie Classic HOUSEBOAT HORROR Announced for 4K Ultra-HD!

01 April 2018

Australia has an illustrious history of quality genre cinema and Ollie Martin’s 1989 feature, HOUSEBOAT HORROR, is no exception. After five years of complex rights-related detective work and some serious back and forth negotiation, we are pleased to say we’ve cut through the red tape and will be bringing this treasured though often maligned Australian classic to 4K Ultra-HD.

HOUSEBOAT HORROR will also mark Monster Pictures first foray into the 4K market though in the interest of collectors who have yet to make the leap to Ultra-HD, we are happy to report that we will be bundling our 4K Ultra-HD with a Blu-ray.
A film crew meet with a burgeoning underground rock act at the seemingly tranquil, though rather dull, Lake Infinity to shoot a music video. The two-day shoot quickly turns to bloodshed as each of the visitors to the lake are dispatched one by one at the hands of the lake’s mysterious inhabitant ‘Acid Head’.

Transferred, converted and digitally restored in 4K from the original Betacam SP tape master, you’ll experience HOUSEBOAT HORROR like never before!

In addition to the stunning 4K presentation and in keeping with Monster Pictures dedication to releasing world-class editions of Australian films, we have produced in-house a wide range of exclusive special feature content including a feature-length documentary.

Special Features
Audio Commentary with actors Des ‘Animal’ McKenna & Gavin Wood
You’ll Bar Up – A feature-length retrospective documentary on the production of the film and its enduring legacy.
From Jim to Hollywood – Journeyman performer Alan Dale discusses his rise from Australian soapies to working with Steven Spielberg.
Young & Cool & Groovy  РAustralian music icon Brian Mannix discusses his soundtrack work on the film.
Australia’s World Famous Underground Nightclub¬†– A feaurette on the legendary Melbourne nightclub and its role in developing the film.
From Clayton’s Garage Floor – 7 minutes of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes.
Broadcast Television Cut (Standard Definition)
Sales Trailer

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)

HOUSEBOAT HORROR 4K Ultra-HD docks July 18th.

This was our April Fool’s Day prank on April 1st 2018.