Iconic director Tobe Hooper’s cult classic horror/sci-fi mash-up Lifeforce gets the chance to impress a whole new audience in September, when the 1986 flick gets the re-release treatment on Blu-Ray.

Chock full of special features, and showcasing a new transfer overseen by Hooper himself, this looks like an essential purchase for anyone who needs a bit of space vampire (of the lifeforce sucking variety) in their lives.

In case you are unaware of the plot, Lifeforce follows a shuttle crew that stumble across a mysterious spacecraft containing three human-like creatures in suspended animation.

Naturally they decide to bring them back to earth, triggering waves of carnage – in London.

Among the special features are two different versions of the film, a host of audio commentaries, a making of documentary, an interview with Hooper and much more, along with a collector’s booklet, all wrapped up in a limited edition steelbook.

Starring the likes of Frank Finlay and Patrick Stewart, Lifeforce hits stores on September 30.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.