In The Vineyard, the wines created by Dr. Elson Po have been known for decades as among the finest in the world, but unknown to the public, Po has been using his vintning and chemistry skills as a front for a much more sinister purpose; harvesting fresh blood from his youthful victims to produce an elixir designed to keep him young forever. Unfortunately, his special potion seems to be weakening in its strength and Po finds himself in need of fresh bodies. Deciding to use his connections to the film industry, he presents himself as a potential film investor and invites a group of attractive young actors and models to his secluded island mansion, with the intent of harvesting their life sustaining properties. When they arrive, Po becomes convinced that statuesque beauty, Jezebel, might be the ideal candidate from which more elixir can be created and sends his henchmen out with the task of violently killing off her friends.
A wild late 80s horror film starring and co-directed, with William Rice, by character actor James Hong (Chinatown, Big Trouble in Little China), THE VINEYARD mixes just about every popular horror trope around into a non-stop assault on the senses. Featuring everything from zombies, to supernatural mysticism, to slasher touches, along with bouts of martial arts and loads of T&A, all photographed by John Dirlam (Gone in 60 Seconds), Vinegar Syndrome is delighted to present the world Blu-ray debut of THE VINEYARD, newly restored in 4k from its original 35mm camera negative and loaded with revealing interviews with its creators.
Directed by: James Hong & William Rice
Starring: James Hong, Karen Lorre, Harry Mok, Michael Wong
1989 / 94 min / 1.85:1
• Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
• “Welcome to the Vineyard” – a brand new interview with director/actor James Hong and producer/actor Harry Mok
• “Zombies From San Jose” – a brand new interview with co-director William Rice
• “Sacred Earth and Restless Souls” – a brand new interview with cinematographer John Dirlam
• Original theatrical trailer
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles