The boyos at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have sent over the full spec for their upcoming DVD release of “Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead” (direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2001 movie by John Dahl), including artwork and stills. I’m a fan of the original, and thought it was an underrated Teen Slasher flick if made by really competent people and starring actual, you know, actors not known for flashing their boobies at the camera. The sequel is going direct to DVD, which is a shame, but after 7 years, not altogether unexpected. You gotta wonder why Hollywood takes so long to release these direct-to-DVD sequels. Surely they’re not hoping people will forget about the original, are they? Especially a quality slasher movie like the first “Joy Ride”?
In any case, check out the specs and DVD cover for “Dead Ahead” below if you’re so inclined. Included are some stills from the movie.
**Cruising To Unrated DVD October 7th Loaded With Terrifying Bonus Features**
CENTURY CITY, Calif. – Fueled by diesel – driven by evil! Fast your seat belts as terror lurks just around the bend when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment premieres the twisted suspenseful follow-up to the 2001 box office hit Joy Ride, as the no-holds-barred unrated sequel Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead speeds to DVD on October 7th. A white-knuckle thrill ride awaits four young travelers on their way to Las Vegas when their car breaks down in a remote section of the sweltering desert. Faced with few options and a need for survival, the group borrows a car they find at a vacant home with plans to return it once they are on their feet again. Unfortunately for them the owner is a sadistic truck driver with the CB-handle “Rusty Nail” who doesn’t take kindly to strangers messing with his property. With an insatiable penchant for punishment and brutality, Rusty hunts down the four road trippers with his blood-soaked eighteen wheeler, forcing them to play a series of incessantly ruthless mind games that inevitably lead to their torture and in some cases… death!
With “twice the mayhem and action of the original” (DreadCentral.com), Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead features a sexy young cast including Nicki Aycox (“Supernatural”), Nick Zano (“What I Like About You”), Kyle Schmid (The Covenant) and Laura Jordan (Thr3e) and is directed by Louis Morneau (The Hitcher II, Bats). Available only as a shocking unrated cut of the film, the Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead DVD includes terrifying bonus features include two behind-the-scenes featurettes including an inside look into the making of the gory special effects, a storyboard-to-scene comparison and more. Available for a suggested retail price of $26.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada, Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead will also be presented in a DVD two-pack with the original Joy Ride for a suggested retail price of $34.98 U.S. / $45.98 Canada.
Detours can be deadly! When four friends embark on a road trip to Vegas looking for fun and a few cheap thrills, they have no idea they they’re about to fall into a blood-drenched charnel house of tension, torture and the darkest depths of pure primal fear! After their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they must find a way back to civilization. But their plan soon arouses the malice of Rusty Nail – a murderous, vengeful trucker with an insatiable appetite for gruesome mutilation and sadistic pain – and he’ll stop at nothing to ensure they pay their toll…one body part at a time!
The Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead DVD is presented in widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Surround and Spanish/French Stereo sound, with English and Spanish subtitles. Bonus content includes:
- Joy Ride 2: The Making of Dead Ahead featurette
- Blood and Guts: The “Make-Up” of Horror featurette
- Storyboard-to-Scene Comparison