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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the woods... Grizzly is coming for you!
By James Whittington, Tuesday 10th April 2018

After the success of Jaws in 1975, the carnage-packed copycats came thick and fast, but none is more fondly remembered than the teeth-bearing brilliance of Grizzly, which stormed a path across grindhouse theatres worldwide and left many an audience shell-shocked by its nature-run-amok intensity!

Starring the late, great violence-veteran Christopher George (City Of The Living Dead/Pieces) as a forest ranger with a humongous hairball of a problem on his hands, Grizzly was directed by the legendary B-movie hand William Girdler whose other work includes such memorable low-rent romps as Three On A Meathook (1972) and The Manitou (1978) alongside the slick and sick likes of Day Of The Animals (1977).

A genius of the genre fringes, Girdler has never been given his rightful due as an expert visionary in the field of exploitation take-offs and Hollywood-inspired cash-ins. Thanks to this release from 88 Films of Grizzly, fans will now be able to experience Girdler's finest moment with a fresh appreciation for its fierce and furry fury. This is truly one of the defining moments of fringe seventies filmmaking - and an essential watch for anyone who appreciates the post-Jaws boom in bloodthirsty animal-rampage romps such as Piranha (1978) and Alligator (1980) and are already waiting in anticipation for The Meg later this year.

Arriving on UK Blu-ray with an exclusive discussion about the life and times of Christopher George from critic and all-round schmoozer to the stars David Del Valle, as well as an incisive booklet from Dr. Calum Waddell and the original ominous theatrical trailer, 88 Films is also able to bring Grizzly back to British home video for the first time since the days of VHS. In addition, early orders will be able to grab a colourful slipcase that features the original USA theatrical artwork - the legend that lured many a curious customer in the cinemas... and kept them out of the woods for weeks afterwards!

For 35 years, fans have demanded the return of this beastly blockbuster, which is far more fun than any of the unfortunate Jaws sequels, and their requests have finally been answered by the creature feature addicts at the UK's most consistently surprising cult movie label. For more info click here.


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