‘The Poughkeepsie Tapes’ Gets October Blu-Ray & DVD Release
I never thought I would be saying this but The Poughkeepsie Tapes is finally getting a Blu-Ray & DVD release. The Poughkeepsie Tapes Blu-Ray and DVD combo pack will be released October 10, 2017. If you pre-order the combo pack through ShoutFactory.com then it will be shipped to you two weeks early.
The Poughkeepsie Tapes first premiered in 2007 at Tribeca. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studio picked up the film. The movie was scheduled for a wide theatrical release on February 8, 2008. MGM even promoted the film. However, about 5 weeks before the release MGM pulled it.
The film was shelved and nobody knows why. Could it have been financial troubles with MGM? Maybe. But MGM kept the rights to the film while other studios offered to buy it. The Poughkeepsie Tapes had a brief video on demand release through DirecTV in July 2014. It was pulled in less than 30 days.
Until now, the only place to watch the movie was through shady website upload which offered poor quality cuts of the film. Now it will be interesting to see exactly how the movie looks on blu-ray and what special features Shout Factory will include with the combo pack.
If you haven’t heard of The Poughkeepsie Tapes; be sure to check out the trailer:
From the filmmakers that brought you Quarantine and As Above, So Below comes a descent into the twisted crimes of a serial killer!
Throughout the 1990s, a serial killer terrorized upstate New York. After a decade-long crime spree conducted largely under the radar of law enforcement, the killer left behind the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives had even seen – hundreds of homemade videotapes that chronicled the stalking, abduction, murder and disposal of his victims.
The Poughkeepsie Tapes examines these horrific tapes at length: what they reveal about the killer, why they were made and how FBI profilers have used them to better understand violent, psychopathic behavior. The Poughkeepsie Tapes combines interviews surrounding the devastating impact of the “Water Street Butcher,” with shocking footage from the tapes themselves.