Following on from Apocalypse Now Final Cut, The Cotton Club Encore and The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone, legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has now turned his attention to his very first film for his next director’s cut/tinkering, with Lionsgate and American Zoetrope announcing the upcoming release of Dementia 13: Director’s Cut.
Dementia 13 was produced by low budget legend Roger Corman, who was looking for a Psycho knock-off and ultimately demanded changes to Coppola’s cut, bringing in director Jack Hill to shoot additional sequences as he reworked the film. However, as Coppola states, “Dementia 13 obviously occupies a place in my heart as my first film and I’m very proud that it can now exist as I intended it.”
Check out the new trailer for the restored Director’s Cut here…
Francis Ford Coppola’s remastered “Dementia 13: Director’s Cut” is quintessential gothic horror, wrapped in the twisted mysteries of a family’s deepest, darkest secrets. A widow deceives her late husband’s mother and brothers into thinking he’s still alive when she attends the yearly memorial to his drowned sister, hoping to secure his inheritance. But her cunning is no match for the demented, axe-wielding thing roaming the grounds of the family’s Irish estate in this cult favorite featuring Patrick Magee, Luana Anders, William Campbell, and Bart Patton.
Dementia 13: Director’s Cut will release on Blu-ray and Digital on September 21st.