Scream Factory Unleashing Ancient Egyptian Terrors 'Sphinx' and 'The Awakening' on Blu-ray this June!
Ancient evils are being released from the tomb...
...Today, Scream Factory has announced that they are unleashing a couple of ancient Egyptian terrors from the tomb, and will be releasing both Sphinx (1981) and The Awakening (1980) on blu-ray for the first time in North America this June!
In Sphinx: "Someone is hunting tourists out of season in this adventure thriller directed by Franklin J. Schaffner (Planet Of The Apes, Patton, Papillon, The Boys From Brazil) and starring Lesley-Anne Down (The Great Train Robbery), Frank Langella (Dracula), and John Gielgud (Murder On the Orient Express). A beautiful, dedicated Egyptologist finds her life threatened many times while traveling from Cairo to Luxor's Valley of the Kings. She is in search of a mysterious tomb of riches, which also holds great interest for black marketeers. Based on a novel by Robin Cook, this riveting film delivers twists, turns and a tale of intrigue you won’t soon forget!"
In The Awakening: "Two-time Academy Award® winner* Charlton Heston stars as an archaeologist driven to destroy the ancient evil he unleashes when his research causes The Awakening. Matthew Corbeck (Heston, Ben-Hur) is obsessed with finding and opening the tomb of the murderous ancient Egyptian queen Kara, to the point of neglecting his pregnant wife (Jill Townsend, Poldark) even as she delivers their baby. But the evil that Corbeck frees takes possession of his newborn daughter. Now, eighteen years later, Corbeck's daughter, Margaret (Stephanie Zimbalist, Remington Steele), returns to Egypt to meet her father for the first time – and Corbeck must overcome powerful occult forces to destroy the evil he loosed upon the world!"
Both Sphinx and The Awakening will release on blu-ray from Scream Factory on June 15th. Pre-order Sphinx here, and pre-order The Awakening here.
At this time, there is not yet word on special features.
By Matt Konopka