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Saturday, September 15, 2012

The VHS Archives: Tonino Ricci's PANIC (1982)


Tonino Ricci's Bakterion (1982)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Gorgon Video
Catalog: MP3068
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: ?
Runtime: 91:14
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Tonino Ricci
Year of Release: 1982
Country of Origin: Italy / Spain
Stars: David Warbeck, Janet Agren, Jose Lifante, Franco Ressel
AKAs: Zombi 4: Revenge of the Living Dead, The Living Will Envy the Dead, The Panic, Bakterion

Verbatim Box Synopsis
A group of scientists have been laboring on a series of genetic experiments. Unfortunately, things have run amuck -- infecting one of the top researchers with a disfiguring, degenerative disease, resulting in a bizarre lust for blood.
Now nothing can stop him -- will the disease spread to the entire city? Will the whole area be overun with blood-sucking zombies? Will the government be forced to level the entire area?
It is up to the scientists to stop this mangled, mass of flesh -- and time is running short. For one way or another the menace will be stopped.

U.S. MPI / Gorgon Video sleeve! 

 Japanese SCF / CBS Fox sleeve, originally scanned by "Ed209vsCain"!

French MVP sleeve, courtesy of Nanarland

 Hungarian Helikon Video sleeve, courtesy of Deliria!

Danish I.T. Video Production sleeve, courtesy of Hans-Jorn Reimer
and his Danish Ex-Rental VHS Appreciation Group!

Danish Filmcom A/S / Videogram sleeve, also courtesy 
Hans-Jorn Reimer and his DEVAG!

Dutch IVB Video sleeve, originally scanned by "King of B"!

Argentinean Tauro Video slipcase, courtesy of RaroVHS!

Spanish Play Films sleeve, courtesy of
Exhumed Movies' Jose Antonio Diego Bogajo!

French-Canadian Videoglobe 1 slipcase, courtesy of
Quebec City's own Gabriel Wagner!

The entire goddamn movie (complete with Spanish subtitles), uploaded by "Cheese of Gold". Somebody watch it and tell me if it's any different than the Gorgon tape.

Looking for Panic on VHS? It's available on Amazon here. There's no official DVD, but you can find a VHS rip included in lots of cheapo multipacks like Mill Creek's Nightmare Worlds and Chilling Classics

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1 comment:

  1. I know IMDb also says this was made in 1982, but it looks more like a mid '70s film to me somehow.