(Los Angeles, February 19, 2011) – Devil’s Den announces the re-mastered release of the controversial and rarely-seen 1984 cult adults-only musical, DRILLER: A SEXUAL THRILLER, available now for the very first time on DVD.
Unprecedented in scope and ahead of its time long before the current Adult film parody craze, DRILLER: A SEXUAL THRILLER wowed – and baffled – adult movie audiences in the ‘80s, sexing up the wildly popular Michael Jackson horror-movie inspired music video THRILLER in all its ravenous glory. The original music, grand musical dance numbers and flashy performances didn’t quite resonate with porn fans 27 years ago, but times have clearly changed.
The ambitious vintage musical showcases the adventures of the notorious ‘Mr. J’ and his massive special-effects enhanced ‘driller’ as he shows up in the bedroom of superfan Louise (adult legend Tajia Rae), and transforms into a hairy, horny werewolf and brings his prey to his dark, smoky dungeon full of sex-starved zombies and hooded, flesh-hungry creatures takes her on a tour of a dark and kinky underworld in between silly musical numbers.
The 35mm film was believed lost for over 15 years and has been restored to DVD for the first time with extra unseen footage and bonus features, including an interview with producer Timothy Green Beckley, who explains the reason for the re-release:
“When originally released in 1984, the stage was set for one of the most controversial cult-adult films of all time. We were accused by the ‘straight’ press of being pornographers who were ripping off the biggest musical genius of all time… the so-called ‘raincoat crowd’ didn’t understand what we were trying to accomplish by have an adult movie with real dancers, singers and our own Michael Jackson doppelgänger.
“I am pleased to see Driller making the rounds to an entirely new – more hip – audience who understands that the adult market is a more mixed bag of tricks today.”
The most bizarre erotic film to hit the blue screen in many a full moon.