Severin Films announced Wednesday that it will release the extreme and notorious horror film Doctor Butcher M.D. on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time on July 26. This 1980 tale of a deranged surgeon (the “M.D.” actually stands for “Medical Deviate”) played in other territories as Zombie Holocaust but was both renamed and re-edited for the U.S., where it became a hugely successful fixture of grindhouse-era 42nd Street.
The Severin release features restored versions of both Doctor Butcher M.D. and Zombie Holocaust as well as an eye-popping array of bonus extras, including interviews with actors Ian McCulloch and Sherryl Buchanan. The first 5,000 copies of this two-disc set will also comes with what is being described as “an official Doctor Butcher barf bag.”
You can learn more about the Doctor Butcher M.D. release at the Severin homepage.