Eureka Releases George A. Romero’s First Studio Film “Monkey Shines”

The spellbinding, twisted thriller from the godfather of modern horror, Monkey Shines sees George A. Romero produce his first studio film. It gets the glorious limited edition Dual Format DVD/Blu-ray treatment from Eureka.

Eureka Entertainment - Monkey Shines

Described as “one of George A. Romero’s most effective and interesting horror thrillers,” by the Chicago Reader, a new, definitive release of the director’s first studio film Monkey Shines arrives from Eureka Entertainment in the UK on October 8.

The compelling, twisted thriller from the king of modern horror, Monkey Shines hits its audience with a chilling message about messing with Mother Nature. Starring Jason Beghe and Janine Turner, the terrifically chilling drama comes from the em>Night of the Living Dead director and boasts an array of great special features courtesy of a stunning presentation from Eureka.

Allan Mann (Beghe), paralysed from the neck down, has grown bitter, angry and vengeful since an accident left him needing the 24-hour assistance for the rest of his life. But he’s introduced to a monkey named Ella who has been trained to help him live his daily life.

Eureka Entertainment - Monkey Shines

However, things take a strange course when Ella begins anticipating Allan’s thoughts and actions prior to a bunch of unsettling things happening.

When Ella starts stalking and wreaking havoc on Allan’s girlfriend (Turner), Allan comes to the conclusion he must stop the monkey before she takes over his mind completely.

Also starring Kate McNeil, Stephen Root, Joyce Van Patten, John Pankow and Stanley Tucci, Monkey Shines from Eureka comes with a Limited Edition O Card slipcase during its first print run, as well as some great special features such as a new and exclusive feature length commentary from Travis Crawford, an audio commentary from Romero himself, and doc An Experiment in Fear with contributions from Romero, actors Jason Beghe and Kate McNeil, executive producer Peter Grunwald, and special effects legends Tom Savini, Greg Nicotero and Everett Burrell.

The release boasts a 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray, DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio options, and optional English SDH subtitles. The first print also includes a collector’s booklet with a new essay by Craig Ian Mann; highlights from the film’s production notes: and rare archival material.

Monkey Shines on limited edition dual format DVD/Blu-ray arrives from Eureka Entertainment on October 8. Buy your copy from Amazon via this link.

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