4-Day SaleSave on HDTVs, laptops and more.Shop now ›Ends Monday.
Death Curse of Tartu & Sting of Death [DVD]
Price Match Guarantee

Best Buy is dedicated to always offering the best value to our customers. We will match the price, at the time of purchase, on a Price Match Guarantee product if you find the same item at a lower price at a Designated Major Online Retailer or at a local retail competitor's store.

Here's how:
  • If you find a qualifying lower price online, call 1-888-BEST BUY and direct a customer service agent to the web site with the lower price, or when visiting a Best Buy store, one of our employees will assist you.
  • On qualifying products, Best Buy will then verify the current price to complete the price match.

Exclusions apply including, but not limited to, Competitors' service prices, special daily or hourly sales, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving. See the list of Designated Major Online Retailers and full details.

Cardmember Offers


Special Features

  • Digitally remastered
  • Audio commentary by director William Grefé
  • William Grefé trailers for: Death Curse of Tartu, The Jaws of Death, Racing Fever, Stanley, Sting of Death, and The Wild Rebels
  • Sing along with Neil Sedaka with the enclosed lyrics to "The Jellyfish Song"
  • Almost 30 minutes of rare scenes from Sting of Death producer Richard S. Flink's glamour-girls-and-gore exploitation epic Love Goddeses of Blood Island
  • Bonus theatrical featurette: "Miami or Bust"
  • Gallery of horror drive-in exploitation art
  • Horrordrama radio-spot rarities


Sting of Death
There's an underwater menace haunting the Everglades, killing local fishermen in horrible ways and stealing equipment from a nearby research laboratory. Despite the presence of danger, marine biologist Dr. Richardson (Jack Nagle) welcomes his daughter Karen (Valerie Hawkins) and her sorority sisters to his home on the canal for a relaxing weekend of swimming. Karen meets Dr. John Hoyt (Joe Morrison), the doctor's handsome assistant and sparks fly; she also fends off the affections of Egon (John Vella), the ugly, awkward jellyfish researcher who has always loved her from afar. Egon is treated with derision by the other members of the team, and all of Karen's friends are uneasy around him, so the scarred, sensitive recluse becomes even more withdrawn. When a boatload of dance-crazed biology students arrives for a beer blast, the eerie half-man, half-jellyfish monster makes an appearance and attacks a beautiful girl in a swimming pool. Panic ensues, with deadly results. The scientists struggle to understand just what they're up against, while the murders continue and Karen is eventually targeted by the weird mutant monster. Famed pop star Neil Sedaka provides two numbers for the soundtrack, including the ska-flavored teen dance hit "Do The Jellyfish." ~ Fred Beldin, Rovi

Death Curse of Tartu
The Tartu of the title refers to a foul-tempered Seminole sorcerer (Doug Hobart) who returns from the dead as a crusty ghoul to torment and destroy a group of young archaeology students who unwittingly violate his grave during field studies in the Everglades. Tartu assumes the shapes of a variety of local fauna to exact his revenge, including a venomous snake (with remarkable acrobatic qualities) and a ferocious alligator; he even takes the form (for reasons unknown) of a not-so-indigenous man-eating shark. Not before we witness the ultimate horror of Tartu camping it up in a pair of nylons (don't ask), the villain eventually falls victim to one of the swamp's many treacherous patches of quicksand. This drippy backyard nonsense made the late-night cable TV rounds before sinking into much-deserved oblivion. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Image coming soon
    Doug Hobart - The Monster
  • Image coming soon
    Judy Lee - Ruth
  • Image coming soon
    Deanna Lund - Jessica
  • Image coming soon
    Joe Morrison - John Hoyt
  • Image coming soon
    Jack Nagle - Dr. Richardson
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.