Paula Carson’s (Jill Schoelen, POPCORN) high school experience couldn’t be better. Between being class president and dating her school’s star basketball player, Dwight (Brad Pitt, SE7EN), she seems to have everything she could ask for. But when mentally disturbed teenage murderer Brian Wood (Donovan Leitch, THE BLOB) is released from an area asylum and rejoins his old classmates, it’s not long before students and teachers alike turn up missing, or are found murdered. While Dwight becomes convinced that Brian’s gone back to his violent ways, Paula can’t help but suspect that someone might be trying to set Brian up to carry out their own twisted plan…
A distinctly tongue in cheek slasher made in the autumn of the genre’s popularity, Rospo Pallenberg’s (EXCALIBUR) CUTTING CLASS is a lavishly mounted and self aware take on the genre’s best loved tropes. Starring Brad Pitt in his first feature film leading role, and featuring Roddy McDowall (FRIGHT NIGHT) and Martin Mull (ROSEANNE), Vinegar Syndrome presents CUTTING CLASS on Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored in 4k from its original camera negative and in its uncut version, never before released in the United States.
Directed by: Rospo Pallenberg
1988 / 91 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR
Cast: Jill Schoelen, Brad Pitt, Donovan Leitch Jr., Roddy McDowall, Martin Mull, Brenda James
• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
• “Un-Cutting Class” – a video interview with lead actress Jill Schoelen
• “Donovan Makes the Cut” – a video interview with actor Donovan Leitch
• Audio interview with director Rospo Pallenberg
• Audio interview with cinematographer Avi Karpick
• Commentary track with The Hysteria Continues!
• Kill comparisons: unrated vs. R rated versions
• Original theatrical trailer
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles