HCF exclusive interview with Jamie Blanks on Urban Legend

The HorrorCultFilms Podcast – Episode 7: Jamie Blanks and Urban Legend

In this episode, David and Ross were thrilled to speak with Jamie Blanks: the director of Valentine, Storm Warning and, of course, Urban Legend. To celebrate its Bluray release on 88 Films, in a boxset with both sequels, we asked him about how he got started, the casting, the kills and his other big love: composition. Afterwards, Jim joins to review the movie. The gang also share the stories they grew up telling and finish with a look at horror films set in space. Elle Hunt, take note.


Introduction – what have you been watching? – news


Interview with Jamie Blanks (32.06)


Review of Urban Legend (1:07:39)



The Urban Legend boxset from 88 Films: release date April 19th

Campfire stories aren’t real – are they? Someone thinks they are and, in Urban Legend, they pick on their victims using those apparently apocryphal yarns as a template. The killing continues in Urban Legends: Final Cut, with a new killer – and new inspirations. And if your nerves can handle it, Urban Legends: Bloody Mary places a fresh, terrifying, spin on some old, old tales. Even better than listening to spooky old stories (“…the call is coming from INSIDE the house…”), these three films are modern slasher classics. 88 Films are proud to present the complete Urban Legend trilogy on UK Blu-ray™ for the first time, completely uncut.


Urban Legend Trilogy Limited Collector’s Editions Featuring all 3 Films • 6 x Premium Collectors Art-cards • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring new artwork and the original poster for Urban Legend • Classic artwork for all 3 films in the Blu-ray™ cases • Limited Edition Booklet Notes featuring a special introduction by director of Urban Legend; Jamie Blanks, plus new writing on the films by Andy Roberts, Stefan Matthews & Leonie Rowland

DISC 1 – URBAN LEGEND [1998 – 99 mins approx]

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film • DTS-HD MA 5.1 • DTS-HD MA 2.0 • Audio Commentary with Director Jamie Blanks, Producer Michael McDonnell and Assistant Edgar Pablos • Audio Commentary with Director Jamie Blanks, Writer Silvio Horta and Actor Michael Rosenbaum • Audio Commentary with The Hysteria continues – The Slasher Loving Podcast • English Subtitles • Archive Original Trailer


• Urban Legacy – An Eight-Part Documentary on the Making Of Urban Legend (147 Minutes) Including interviews with Director Jamie Blanks, Writer Silvio Horta, Executive Producers Brad Luff and Nick Osborne, Producers Neal Moritz, Gina Matthews and Michael McDonnell, Chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures Mike Medavoy, Production Designer Charles Breen, Director of Photography James Chressanthis, Editor Jay Cassidy, Composer Christopher Young, Actors Alicia Witt, Michael Rosenbaum, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Robert Englund, Loretta Devine, Rebecca Gayheart, Tara Reid and Danielle Harris, Assistant Edgar Pablos, Author Peter M. Bracke, and more… PLUS • Behind the Scenes Footage • Archival ‘Making Of’ Featurette • Deleted Scene • TV spots • Gag Reel

DISC 3 – URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT [2000 – 97 mins approx]

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film • DTS-HD MA 5.1 • DTS-HD MA 2.0 • Audio Commentary with Director John Ottman • Audio Commentary with The Hysteria Continues, The Slasher Loving Podcast • The Legend Continues: Urban Legends: Final Cut • Interview with Actress Jessica Cauffiel • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary • Archive ‘Making-of’ Featurette • Gag Reel • Original Trailer

DISC 4 – URBAN LEGENDS: BLOODY MARY [2005 – 93 mins approx]

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film • DTS-HD MA 5.1 • DTS-HD MA 2.0 • Audio Commentary by Director Mary Lambert and Film Journalists Dave Wain and Matty Budrewicz • English Subtitles • Making Of Urban Legends: Bloody Mary • Original Trailer

  • Region Code: B
  • Discs: 4
  • Audio: DTS-HD 5.1 / LPCM Stereo
  • Picture: 1080p HD 2.35:1 / 1.85:1
  • Runtime: 100 / 98 / 93 mins approx
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English SDH
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Scottish horror fan who is simultaneously elitist and hates genre snobbery. Follow me on @horrorinatweet

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