03rd Feb2018

Lionsgate announce next 3 UK releases in the ‘Vestron Collector’s Series’

by Phil Wheat

Lionsgate UK have announced the next three classic horrors to join their ongoing Vestron Collector’s Series. The Gate, The Lair of the White Worm and Wishmaster come to Blu-ray in restored and remastered editions with stacks of great additional content; and all three are available to pre-order now ahead of their February 26th release.



When best friends Glen and Terry stumble across a mysterious crystalline rock in Glen’s backyard, they quickly dig up the newly sodden lawn searching for more precious stones. Instead, they unearth The Gate — an underground chamber of terrifying demonic evil. The teenagers soon understand what evil they’ve released as they are overcome with an assortment of horrific experiences. With fiendish followers invading suburbia, it’s now up to the kids to discover the secret that can lock The Gate forever… if it’s not too late.

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Tibor Takacs, Writer Michael Nankin, and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook
  • Audio Commentary with Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Craig Reardon,
  • Special Effects Artist Frank Carere and Matte Photographer Bill Taylor
  • Isolated Score and Audio Interview with Composers Michael Hoenig and J. Peter Robinson
  • The Gate: Unlocked
  • Minion Maker
  • From Hell It Came
  • The Workman Speaks!
  • Made In Canada
  • From Hell: The Creatures & Demons of The Gate
  • The Gatekeepers
  • Making of The Gatt
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Storyboard Gallery
  • Behind-The-Scenes Gallery



Hugh Grant, Amanda Donohoe, and Catherine Oxenberg star in this mix of heart-stopping horror and campy humour. James D’Ampton (Grant) returns to his country castle in England. Legend has it that James’s distant ancestor once slayed the local dragon — a monstrous white worm with a fondness for the sweet flesh of virgins. The young lord dismisses the legend as folklore, until archaeology student Angus Flint explores James’s property and unearths a massive reptilian skull and a pagan snake god’s ancient site of worship. When James’s virtuous girlfriend, Eve Trent (Oxenberg), suddenly disappears, James and Angus set out to investigate the foreboding cavern said to be the worm’s lair, where a centuries-old mystery begins to uncoil.

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Ken Russell
  • Audio Commentary with Lisi Russell, in conversation with Film Historian Matthew Melia
  • “Worm Food” – interviews with Special Effects Artists Geoffrey Portass, Neil Gorton and Paul Jones
  • “Cutting for Ken” – an interview with Editor Peter Davies
  • “Trailers From Hell” featuring Producer Dan Ireland
  • “Mary, Mary” – an interview with Actress Sammi Davis
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery



Magically powerful. Supernaturally evil. The ancient entity known in human legend as the Djinn can grant a person’s wildest dreams. And in the process, it unleashes your darkest nightmares. The moral of this explosively terrifying, special-effects powered, horror-fantasy spectacular: Be careful what you wish for!

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Robert Kurtzman and Screenwriter Peter Atkins
  • Audio Commentary with Stars Andrew Divoff and Tammy Lauren and Director Robert Kurtzman
  • Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with composer Harry Manfredini
  • “Out of the Bottle” – Interviews with Director Robert Kurtzman and Co-Producer David Tripet
  • “The Magic Words” – An Interview with Screenwriter Peter Atkins
  • “The Djinn and Alexandra” – Interviews with Stars Andrew Divoff and Tammy Lauren
  • “Captured Visions” – An Interview with Director of Photography Jacques Haitkin
  • “Wish List” – Interviews with Actors Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, and Ted Raimi
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Vintage Making Of featurette
  • Vintage EPK
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage Compilation
  • Storyboard Gallery
  • Still Gallery


Lionsgate UK presents the remastered and restored The Gate, The Lair of the White Worm and Wishmaster on February 26th.


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