After the horror comedy “Cyst” by director Tyler Russel with Eva Habermann, George Hardy, Gene Jones, Greg Sestero and Jason Douglas was shown in the cinema and already as Premium VoD via UCM.ONE‘s B-Spree Pictures label in time for Halloween 2021, the film is now also available on Blu-Ray and DVD as well as in a strictly limited Mediabook edition. At the same time, the film can be found on all relevant VoD portals.

Synopsis:

USA in the 1960s: dermatologist Dr. Guy (George Hardy) is obsessed with achieving a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of cytology. To this end, he has developed an apparatus that can remove cysts of any size, minimally invasively for the patient, by means of a laser beam and a suction device. The big day has come – after a failure at the first presentation, now the commission of the Patent Office is to be convinced of the functioning of the apparatus. Nurse Patricia (Eva Habermann), who has experienced first-hand that the device is far from being fully developed and who is therefore eagerly awaiting her last day at work and the end of her shift, assists Dr. Guy with the demonstration. For this, a patient has been chosen on whose back a huge cyst has grown. But the procedure goes wrong…

About Tyler Russell:

Tyler Russell first began his film career as a grip and camera assistant on various short films and shot his debut feature “Pac-Man: The Movie” in 2008. After working on TV formats such as “The Taste” (2013) in the interim, his first feature film “Here Comes Rusty” was released in 2016, followed by his short film war drama “Shilo” in 2017. That same year, he shot the short film “Texas Cotton,” which would become his second full-length feature in 2018. The main roles here were taken by Jason DouglasGeorge Hardy and Gene Jones, whom he also hired for his last feature film to date, “Cyst” (2020).

All effects in the film are “handmade”, i.e. not computer generated, in the style of the good old monster movies of the 60s. Sometimes the actors performed in parallel as puppeteers to breathe life into the cyst. The final fight between the eye of the cyst and Patricia was played by Eva Habermann herself. Otherwise, the smaller cyst was moved with threads that were later retouched.

The film was shot in Baltimore, the third most dangerous city in the USA. At night, you can regularly hear gunshots from neighbourhoods you should avoid at all costs. But at Harbor Craft Studios, where Dr Guy’s 1960s surgery was designed and built as a backdrop especially for the film, the team and actors could feel completely safe.

Press reviews:

– “I can’t stop being amazed. It’s the kind of monster nonsense I love.” (Letterboxd.com)

– “…Trashy horror comedy in the best Troma and Roger Corman style that should bring a smile to the faces of all fans of gross-out body horror.” (Filmfeed.com)

– “Trash fans, look no further! Tyler Russell’s vintage monster movie is a heap of fun filled with blood, chicks, and ominously slimy bodily fluids.” (HeyGuys.com)

– “One of those kinky and bloody horror films that just makes me want to puke.” (FirstShowing.net)

– “If Dr. Giggles and Dr. Pimple Popper were to merge their practices, “Cyst” would become their collaborative project.” (Flickattack.com)

– “If, on the other hand, you prefer it when things get right down to the nitty gritty, the blood is just splattering and one crazy idea chases the next, “Cyst” should be more to your taste.” (filmstarts.com)

– “”Cyst” is an homage to science fiction monster movies of the fifties and sixties, drenched in all manner of bodily fluids.” (filmfeed.com)

– “The real star of “Cyst” is the monster. Created by a mix of handmade effects and actors in suits, this hulking abomination looks like something straight out of John Carpenter’s “The Thing,” and every second it appears on screen is a reminder of the good old days of classic effects, before CGI ruined everything.” (dreadcentral.com)

– “All in all, “Cyst” is a fun and silly monster movie that pays homage to the monster movies of the 50s and 60s. It’s funny and well acted, the highlights being George Hardy and Eva Habermann.” (jumpcutonline.co.uk)

– “Be warned: a strong stomach is required from the moment the film begins!” (jumpcutonline.co.uk)

– “Delightfully level-headed, this B-movie style horror-comedy from U.S. director Tyler Russell is a delight. From the start, things get pretty nasty in “Cyst,” with cysts being squeezed out and pus pouring over people and walls.” (outnow.ch)

Equipment and technical data of the physical editions

Limited mediabook | Aspect ratio: Blu-Ray WS 2.35: 1 / 1080p 23.976; DVD: WS 2.35: 1 (anamorphic) | Total running time film: Blu-Ray 73 min, DVD 70 min | Sound formats Blu-Ray: German DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, audio commentary with Eva Habermann DD 2.0; Audio formats DVD: German DD 5.1, English DD 5.1, audio commentary with Eva Habermann DD 2.0 | Bonus materials: Original trailer, teaser, German trailer, interviews with cast and crew: Actors: Eva Habermann (1.42 min.), George Hardy (1.38 min.), Greg Sestero (1.12 min.) , Terri Bennett (1.35 min.), Jason Douglas (1.42 min.) And Darren Ewing (1.34 min.). VFX crew members (04.05 min.), Director Tyler Russell and producer Travis Ayers (7.03 min.), Behind the scenes making of Cyst (10.49 min.); Behind the scenes picture gallery (2 min.) | Packaging: Mediabook, including removable FSK sticker, 16-page booklet and great original photos plus other interesting additional information in a strictly limited edition | FSK 18

Blu-Ray | Aspect ratio: WS 2.35: 1 / 1080p 23.976 | Total running time film: 73 min | Sound formats: German DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, audio commentary with Eva Habermann DD 2.0 | Bonus materials: Original trailer, teaser, German trailer, interviews with cast and crew: Actors: Eva Habermann (1.42 min.), George Hardy (1.38 min.), Greg Sestero (1.12 min.) , Terri Bennett (1.35 min.), Jason Douglas (1.42 min.) And Darren Ewing (1.34 min.). VFX crew members (04.05 min.), Director Tyler Russell and producer Travis Ayers (7.03 min.), Behind the scenes making of Cyst (10.49 min); Behind the scenes picture gallery (2 min.) | Packaging: Scanavo box | FSK 18

DVD | Aspect ratio: WS 2.35: 1 (anamorphic) | Total running time of the film: 70 min | Sound formats: German DD 5.1, English DD 5.1, audio commentary with Eva Habermann DD 2.0 | Bonus materials: Original trailer, teaser, German trailer, interviews with cast and crew: Actors: Eva Habermann (1.42 min.), George Hardy (1.38 min.), Greg Sestero (1.12 min.) , Terri Bennett (1.35 min.), Jason Douglas (1.42 min.) And Darren Ewing (1.34 min.). VFX crew members (04.05 min.), Director Tyler Russell and producer Travis Ayers (7.03 min.), Behind the scenes making of Cyst (10.49 min.); Behind the scenes picture gallery (2 min.) | Packaging: Amaray-Like | FSK 18

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