88 Films very successful Italian horror collection grows further with KILLER CROCODILE and KILLER CROCODILE 2 making a splash onto UK shores in a limited 88 Films Blu-ray boxset. A must want in the depths of many collectors wishlists.
First there was Jaws, then there was Piranha, next came Alligator. But nothing has prepared you for… Killer Crocodile!
From the notorious Fabrizio De Angelis (Zombie Flesh Eaters) comes the ultimate in nature amok films. When a group of well-meaning scientists venture into the murky swamps of Santo Domingo, little do they know they are stumbling into a toxic nightmare. Local industrial barons have foolishly been pumping their waste into the water and this has given birth to a humongous reptilian monstrosity with an equally large appetite for human flesh. Featuring effects by the legendary Giannetto De Rossi (Rambo III), Killer Crocodile delivers all the thrills, spills and chills that any self-respecting fan of eco-horror demands. With performances from Anthony Crenna (son of Rambo’s Richard Creena) and Hollywood legend, Van Johnson (Eagles Over London), Killer Crocodile remains a firm cult favorite… find out why for yourself, with striking HD clarity, thanks to this 2k restoration from 88 Films.
KILLER CROCODILE 2
Getting back in the water will never be safe again! From special effects guru, Giannetto De Rossi (Dune), comes this blood-soaked follow-up to Killer Crocodile. The swamps of Santo Domingo are still haunted by the waste of the industrial industry and Anthony Crenna (The Blob) is out to prove the dangers plaguing the local water sources with the help of reporter, and love-interest, Liza (Debra Karr). At the same time a greedy property developer pushes to secure a location for his pet project, a swank new holiday resort overlooking a toxic river, despite the areas problem with a mutated killer crocodile chowing down on anyone dumb enough to enter the water. Stepping behind the camera for his first and, to date, only time, BAFTA-nominee Giannetto De Rossi (The Last Emperor) amps up the gore, set-pieces, F-bombs and general nastiness; the scene in which a boatload of orphans and a nun get chewed on by the killer croc is enough to cement this film’s place in the exploitation history books, but that’s just the beginning and Killer Crocodile 2 is bigger, badder and louder than the first in every conceivable way. Brace yourself for Killer Crocodile 2 like you have never seen it before thanks to this beautiful 2k restoration from 88 Films.
Limited Edition Matte Rigid slipcase [First Print Run Only]
Brand New 2K Remasters from The Original 35mm Negatives in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
Remastered Uncompressed English Audio
Optional SDH Subtitles
Remastered Uncompressed Italian Audio with Newly Translated Subtitles
Half a Croc: An Interview with Special Effects Artist and Director of Killer Crocodile 2, Gianetto De Rossi about his time working on the films.
An Italian in Santo Domingo: An Interview with Cameraman Federico Del Zoppo
Italian Crocodiles: An Interview with Actor Pietro Genuardi
Maidens and Flesh Eaters: A Career Spanning Interview with FX Master Gianetto de Rosso
KILLER CROCODILE 1 & 2 releases on Blu-ray from 88 Films on 18th November 2019 and can be pre-ordered via the links below.