- An MVD Exclusive
- Format: Blu-ray
- SKU: SEV5852BR
- UPC: 760137585282
- Street Date: 07/20/21
- PreBook Date: 06/15/21
- Label: Severin Films »
- Genre: Horror
- Run Time: 93 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Audio: STEREO
- Year of Production: 1983
- Region Code: 0
- Box Lot: 30
- Territory: NORTH AMERICA
- Language: English
THE WORLDWIDE BLU-RAY PREMIERE OF BOTH THE THEATRICAL & EXTENDED VERSIONS OF THE '80s CANUXPLOITATION SHOCKER
- List Price: $34.95
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From co-directors Paul Donovan and Maura O'Connell (DEFCON-4) comes one of the most disturbing - and rarely-seen - Canadian shockers of the '80s, inspired by the actual 42-day Halifax police strike: When a local group of right-wing vigilantes massacres the patrons of a gay bar, the sole survivor seeks refuge in a nearby apartment building whose residents must now defend themselves in a night of hate, terror and bloodshed. Doug Lennox (BREAKING POINT), Tom Nardini (CAT BALLOU), Jack Blum (HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME) and Keith Knight (MY BLOODY VALENTINE) star in this "dark and intense thriller, still uncomfortably relevant 35 years after it was made" (Blog Of Horror) - released in the U.S. as SELF DEFENSE - scanned in 2K from the original negative recently discovered in a Nova Scotia archive.
- Audio Commentary with Co-Director Paul Donovan & Filmmaker Jason Eisener
- Japanese cut: 93 mins/ Theatrical cut: 84 mins
'TOTALLY UNIQUE AND TRULY DISTURBING... Few Canadian films are as unrelentingly gripping as SIEGE.'
'GRITTY AND EXPLOSIVE... This practically unknown Canadian gem remains more relevant than ever.'
'UNRELENTINGLY GRIPPING... A lightning-paced shocker that completely embodies the Canuxploitation aesthetic.'
'THEMATICALLY DARK AND INTENSE... An underappreciated thriller, still uncomfortably relevant 35 years after it was made.'
—Blog Of Horror
Siege is surprisingly effective despite some of its more cliché ridden aspects. Jason Eisener may be one of the few who thinks this is the best Canadian film ever made", but my hunch is many folks will easily think Siege is better than they expected it to be. Technical merits are generally solid, and Severin has provided two good supplements with the commentary and extended cut. Recommended.
Severin Films has done a great deed by releasing SIEGE on Blu-ray for a new audience to discover. This lean, mean, underrated exploitation gem from Canada deserves your attention.
—Edge Media Network