Grindhouse Brings Shatner-Starring IMPULSE To Blu-Ray

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By Michael Gingold · June 14, 2023, 7:30 PM EDT

A cult favorite featuring one of William Shatner’s most manic performances, 1974’s Impulse is coming to Blu-ray from Grindhouse Releasing, which will open up pre-orders for the double-disc set this Friday, June 16 at noon EST. This deluxe edition (limited to 2,000 units) will feature a new 4K 1.85:1 film restoration from archival 35mm elements and come with a 4x6 portrait of Grefé by Dave Lebow, autographed by the director and individually numbered. Pre-orders will be available at Grindhouse’s official website, with a retail price of $44.95.

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Impulse casts Shatner as murderous con man Matt Stone, who seduces wealthy women and kills them for their money. His latest target is Ann Moy (Jennifer Bishop), a single mom whose young daughter Tina (Kim Nicholas) becomes suspicious of Matt, as does Ann’s friend Julia (Ruth Roman). Also starring Harold “Oddjob” Sakata as “Karate Pete” and Blood Feast’s William Kerwin, Impulse will be accompanied by the following bonus features:

  • Audio commentary by William Grefé
  • Kingdom of the Shatner: William Shatner live in Santa Monica, Oct. 9, 2022
  • Provocative, in-depth interviews with director William Grefé
  • Additional interviews with producer and makeup artist Doug Hobart (FLESH FEAST, SCREAM BABY SCREAM) and art director Roger Carlton Sherman
  • Haunting alternate French soundtrack
  • Hours of rare cinematic treasures from the vaults of William Grefé
  • Still galleries
  • Trailers
  • Glossy illustrated booklet with liner notes by acclaimed underground filmmaker Jacques Boyreau
  • Beautiful embossed slipcover with new art by esteemed painter Dave Lebow

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Plus, other surprises! The new transfer, which previously screened at LA’s Beyond Fest, the Wisconsin Film Festival, and St. Louis’ Destroy the Brain marathon, will be playing other theatrical dates around the country, including the Riverside Drive-In in Vandergrift, PA on September 22 as part of the annual Drive-In Super Monster-Rama.