Shout! Factory has announced, via social media, that it’s bringing the 1978 nuclear anti-Christ movie The Chosen (AKA Holocaust 2000, AKA Rain Of Fire) to its Scream Factory line of horror Blu-rays this Spring. The film is directed by Alberto De Martino, written by De Martino & Sergio Donati, and stars Kirk Douglas, Simon Ward, Agostina Belli, Anthony Quayle, Virginia McKenna, Alexander Knox, Ivo Garrani, Spyros Fokas, Massimo Foschi, Adolfo Celi, and Romolo Valli.
While The Chosen won’t be released until Tuesday, May 14th, it’s now available on preorder for just $19.99 (regular price is $24.99):
This edition will contain the longer, international cut of the film and the reverse case wrap will have the Holocaust 2000 alternate title artwork. Unfortunately, that’s all we know as about the special bonus features at this time, so stay tuned as we learn more!
Industrialist Robert Caine (Kirk Douglas ), who with his son Angel (Simon Ward), is finally about to realize his biggest dream: a massive nuclear power plant in the Holy Land. But soon, Caine’s dream becomes a horrific nightmare as person after person associated with the project meets a violent, gruesome death. When clues to this inexplicable turn of events point to the devil, Caine comes to the terrible realization that he might be linked to the Antichrist… perhaps even through his unborn child.