Shout! Factory has released the 1978 horror movie The Manitou to its Scream Factory line of horror blu-rays. The film was directed by William Girdler, written by Girdler, Graham Masterton, Thomas Pope,and Jon Cedar, and stars Cedar, Tony Curtis, Michael Ansara, Susan Strasberg, Stella Stevens, Ann Sothern, and Burgess Meredith.
The Scream Factory blu-ray of The Manitou is now available for just $23.99 (regular price is $29.99):
What surgeons thought to be a tumor growing on the neck of patient Karen Tandy (Susan Strasberg) is actually a fetus growing at an abnormally accelerated rate. But when Karen reaches out to former lover and phony psychic Harry Erskine (Tony Curtis), she discovers that she is possessed by the reincarnation of a 400-year-old Native American demon. Now with the help of a modern-day medicine man (Michael Ansara), Erskine must survive this ancient evil’s rampage of shocking violence and forever destroy the enraged beast known as The Manitou.
- New 4K scan of the original film elements (Interpositive)
- New Restored Stereo Soundtrack
- New interview with author Graham Masterson
- New Producing Girdler – an interview with executive producer David Sheldon
- New Audio Commentary with film historian Troy Howarth
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Original TV Spots
- Still Gallery
Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted on 1/8/2019 when the blu-ray was first announced, updated on 3/4/2019 to include special bonus feature information, and then update once more on 4/16/2019 to reflect the product’s release and to include the official blu-ray trailer.