Episode 122

Episode 122

This week we watched 55 (!!!) outstanding trailers from Severin Films with their new release of Grindhouse Trailer Classics on DVD. We also go to town on the first batch of Arrow Video releases for the U.S. which include Mark of the Devil, Blind Woman’s Curse and Day of Danger! 

JONAH LIVES Returns from the Grave on DVD April 21st

Coming from Wild Eye Releasing!

Luis Carvalho’s Jonah Lives

Starring Horror Icon Brinke Stevens

Available Nationwide On DVD April 21st 

 

New York, NY – Wild Eye Releasing has announced the April 21st DVD release of film festival hit Jonah Lives.  Hailed as “a fine cinematic debut” by Horrornews.net,  Jonah Lives stars B-movie legend Brinke Stevens (Nightmare Sisters, Teenage Exorcist, Bad Girls from Mars) as a woman who thought she’d gotten away with murder, until some bored teens with a ouija board accidentally bring her buried secret back with a vengeance.  The film was shot in Fall River, MA, the home of Lizzie Borden and site of the infamous Borden family murders that remain unsolved to this day.

A group of suburban teenagers find themselves embroiled in a story of revenge from beyond the grave.  Foolishly playing with a ouija board, they contact the spirit of a murdered man. Jonah rips his way out of the earth in the form of a murderous zombie, intent on avenging his untimely demise. Before he can rip out the heart of his killer, he must claim the lives of the teens that disturbed his rest.

Awsome Titles Coming from Arrow USA

Check-out these amazing titles coming to Blu-ray from Arrow USA!

Stray Cat Rock: The Collection

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SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
– Limited Edition Blu-ray (3000 copies only)
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of all five films in the Stray Cat Rock series
– Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays)
– New English subtitle translation of all five films
– Interview with Yasuharu Hasebe director of Delinquent Girl Boss, Sex Hunter and Machine Animal
– Interview with actor Tatsuya Fuji, star of all five films
– Interview with actor Yoshio Harada, star of Beat ’71
– Original Trailers
– Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp

Release Date: 14th July 2015
Region: Free
Format: Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
Starring: Meiko Kaji, Bunjaku Han, Tatsuya Fuji
Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe, Toshiya Fujita

Cemetery Without Crosses

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SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
– Brand new 2K restoration of the film from original film elements
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
– Original Italian and English soundtracks in uncompressed PCM mono audio
– Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
– Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
– Remembering Sergio – an all-new interview with star and director Robert Hossein, filmed exclusively for this release
– French television news report on the film’s making, containing interviews with Hossein, and actors Michèle Mercier and Serge Marquand
– Archive interview with Hossein
– Trailers
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by James Flames
– Illustrated collector’s booklet containing new writing by Ginette Vincendeau and Rob Young

Eaten Alive

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
– Brand new 2K transfer from the original camera negative
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
– Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
– Audio commentary with co-writer and producer Mardi Rustam, make-up artist Craig Reardon and stars Roberta Collins, William Finley and Kyle Richards
– New introduction to the film by director Tobe Hooper
– Brand new interview with Hooper
– My Name is Buck: Star Robert Englund discusses his acting career
– The Butcher of Elmendorf: The Legend of Joe Ball – The story of the South Texas bar owner on whom Eaten Alive is loosely based
– 5ive Minutes with Marilyn Burns – The star of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre talks about working on Eaten Alive
– The Gator Creator: archival interview with Hooper
– Original theatrical trailers for the film under its various titles Eaten Alive, Death Trap, Starlight Slaughter and Horror Hotel
– US TV and Radio Spots
– Alternate credits sequence
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
– Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
– More to be announced!

BLOOD RAGE (aka Nightmare at Shadow Woods)

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Coming to UK/US Blu-ray and DVD later this year from Arrow Video

Here Comes The Bronx Warriors and New Barbarians from Blue Underground

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THE FIRST TO DIE WERE THE LUCKY ONES!

It’s 1990 and the Bronx has officially been declared a “No Man’s Land.” The authorities have given up all attempts to restore law and order. When a beautiful young woman runs away from Manhattan into this wasteland of motorcycle gangs and marauding warriors, her corrupt father sends a ruthless mercenary to bring her back at all costs. But gang leader Trash has other plans, uniting the rival outlaws to wage an all-out guerilla war against their corporate oppressors.

Co-written and directed by Enzo G. Castellari (THE INGLORIOUS BASTARDS), this action-packed post-apocalyptic cult classic is a delirious mix of elements from THE WARRIORS and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. Starring Vic Morrow (TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE), Christopher Connelly (MANHATTAN BABY), Fred Williamson (VIGILANTE), and Mark Gregory (ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX), 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS has been newly transferred in High Definition and includes exclusive new Extras created especially for this release!

Extras:

  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Enzo G. Castellari
  • Enzo G. Castellari and Fabrizio De Angelis In Conversation Part 1
  • Sourcing The Weaponry Enzo G. Castellari visits the Italian Weapons Rental House of Paolo Ricci
  • Adventures In The Bronx – Interview with Actor/Stuntman Massimo Vanni
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Poster & Still Gallery

Sell Points:

  • The action-packed post-apocalyptic cult classic arrives in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack!
  • Brand new High Definition master created from the original camera negative
  • Full 1080p HD Resolution and DTS-HD Master Audio for the ultimate home theater experience
  • Includes exclusive new Extras created especially for this release
  • Extensive online exposure on top websites, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, DVD Talk, Blu-ray.com, and many more
  • From cult Italian filmmaker Enzo G. Castellari (THE INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, STREET LAW, THE BIG RACKET, THE HEROIN BUSTERS, KEOMA)
  • Starring Vic Morrow (TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP), Christopher Connelly (MANHATTAN BABY, DJANGO STRIKES AGAIN), Fred Williamson (VIGILANTE, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN), Mark Gregory (ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX), Stefania Girolami (SINBAD OF THE SEVEN SEAS), George Eastman (ANTHROPOPHAGUS, BABA YAGA), and Massimo Vanni (RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR, ZOMBIE 3)
  • “Surprisingly Stylish And Exciting… A Minor Classic Of Testosterone Cinema!”Rovi
  • “A Very Strong, Well-Paced And Extremely Entertaining Flick!”Rotten Tomatoes
  • “If You Love Italian Exploitation Films You’re In For A Treat Here!”10k Bullets

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THEY’RE BACK AND OUT FOR BLOOD!

The year is 2000 and the Bronx has been reduced to a decaying, desolate wasteland infested with swarms of vicious street gangs and outcast scavengers. When an imperialistic mega-corporation plans to rebuild the doomed “No Man’s Land” into a perfect metropolis, they unleash their secret army of sadistic death squads to wipe out the few remaining inhabitants. But beneath the twisted rubble, fierce legions of resistance fighters arm themselves for the final onslaught – ready to die for their homeland. And ready to kill for it.

Co-writer/director Enzo G. Castellari (STREET LAW) and star Mark Gregory (THUNDER) return for this thrilling sequel to the post-apocalyptic cult classic 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS. Also starring Henry Silva (ABOVE THE LAW), Timothy Brent (THE NEW BARBARIANS), Paolo Malco (THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY), and Antonio Sabato (SEVEN BLOOD-STAINED ORCHIDS), ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX is presented in a brand-new High Definition transfer along with exclusive Extras for the first time ever in North America!

Extras:

  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Enzo G. Castellari
  • Enzo G. Castellari and Fabrizio De Angelis In Conversation Part 2
  • The Hunt For Trash – Interview with BRONX WARRIORS Superfan Lance Manley
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Poster & Still Gallery

Sell Points:

  • The action-packed post-apocalyptic cult classic arrives in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack!
  • Full 1080p HD Resolution and DTS-HD Master Audio for the ultimate home theater experience
  • Includes exclusive new Extras created especially for this release
  • Extensive online exposure on top websites, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, DVD Talk, Blu-ray.com, and many more
  • From cult Italian filmmaker Enzo G. Castellari (THE INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, STREET LAW, THE BIG RACKET, THE HEROIN BUSTERS, KEOMA)
  • Starring Mark Gregory (1990: BRONX WARRIORS, THUNDER), Henry Silva (ABOVE THE LAW, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE), Valeria D’Obici (MIDNIGHT KILLER), Timothy Brent (THE NEW BARBARIANS, STREET LAW), Paolo Malco (THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, THE NEW YORK RIPPER), Antonio Sabato (SEVEN BLOOD-STAINED ORCHIDS, GRAND PRIX), and Massimo Vanni (RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR, ZOMBIE 3)
  • “Entertaining… The Action Is Non-Stop!”Moria
  • “A Dirty, Stripped-Down Action-Fest!”Horrorview
  • “Castellari Stages The Action Well, Giving Certain Shots A Peckinpah-esque Quality!”Digital Retribution

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Extras:

  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Enzo G. Castellari
  • Enzo G. Castellari and Fabrizio De Angelis In Conversation Part 2
  • The Hunt For Trash – Interview with BRONX WARRIORS Superfan Lance Manley
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Poster & Still Gallery

Sell Points:

  • The action-packed post-apocalyptic cult classic arrives in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack!
  • Full 1080p HD Resolution and DTS-HD Master Audio for the ultimate home theater experience
  • Includes exclusive new Extras created especially for this release
  • Extensive online exposure on top websites, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, DVD Talk, Blu-ray.com, and many more
  • From cult Italian filmmaker Enzo G. Castellari (THE INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, STREET LAW, THE BIG RACKET, THE HEROIN BUSTERS, KEOMA)
  • Starring Mark Gregory (1990: BRONX WARRIORS, THUNDER), Henry Silva (ABOVE THE LAW, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE), Valeria D’Obici (MIDNIGHT KILLER), Timothy Brent (THE NEW BARBARIANS, STREET LAW), Paolo Malco (THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, THE NEW YORK RIPPER), Antonio Sabato (SEVEN BLOOD-STAINED ORCHIDS, GRAND PRIX), and Massimo Vanni (RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR, ZOMBIE 3)
  • “Entertaining… The Action Is Non-Stop!”Moria
  • “A Dirty, Stripped-Down Action-Fest!”Horrorview
  • “Castellari Stages The Action Well, Giving Certain Shots A Peckinpah-esque Quality!”Digital Retribution
    • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Enzo G. Castellari
    • Enzo G. Castellari and Fabrizio De Angelis In Conversation Part 3
    • Tales Of The Hammer – Interview with Star Fred Williamson
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • Poster & Still Gallery

    Sell Points:

    • The action-packed post-apocalyptic cult classic arrives in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack!
    • Brand new High Definition master created from the original camera negative
    • Full 1080p HD Resolution and DTS-HD Master Audio for the ultimate home theater experience
    • Includes exclusive new Extras created especially for this release
    • Extensive online exposure on top websites, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, DVD Talk, Blu-ray.com, and many more
    • From cult Italian filmmaker Enzo G. Castellari (THE INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, STREET LAW, THE BIG RACKET, THE HEROIN BUSTERS, KEOMA)
    • Starring Timothy Brent (STREET LAW, LADYHAWKE), Fred Williamson (VIGILANTE, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN), George Eastman (ANTHROPOPHAGUS, BABA YAGA), Anna Kanakis (2019: AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK), Venantino Venantini (SEVEN DEATHS IN THE CAT’S EYE, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES), Massimo Vanni (RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR, ZOMBIE 3), and Giovanni Frezza (THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, MANHATTAN BABY)
    • “NEW BARBARIANS Is A Blast… The Action Is Non-Stop!”DVD Talk
    • “The Ultimate 80s Post-Apocalyptic Movie!”Post-Apocalypse
    • “A Guilty Pleasure For Sure!”10k Bullets

These three titles will hit the streets on June 30th!

Episode 121

Eipsode 121

In this weeks episode we have reviews for Vinegar Syndrome’s Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff, Jess Franco’s Devil Hunter & Collar from Unearthed Films! Newsfinder goes on a rant about the Rondo’s and much more!

Episode 120

Episode 120

120 episodes…that’s just crazy! This week the Newsfinder couldn’t be with us because he had grown up things to do and we forgive him…this time. Chuck and I tackle Vinegar Syndrome’s blu-ray release of Punk Vacation, Mondo Macabro’s blu-ray release of The Slave and a little cannibal film from Severin Films called In The Land of the Cannibals directed by Martin Miller a.k.a. Bruno Mattei (who else?)! It’s a short one this week and I don’t even think I tell Chuck to shut up…weird.

Update on Frankenstein Created Bikers

Here is a press release update for Frankenstein Created Bikers!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported this amazing project. Please boast, brag and let all your friends know that you’re a 35mm film awesomologist. Due to your generous support, independent genre film and 35mm remains alive. We have a long way to meet our goal so we’re kicking this campaign into overdrive!

We’ve added director Jill Sixx Gevargizian (CALL GIRL, THE STYLIST) to our team as Assistant Director and Corey Poucher (THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY 1&2) as Key Grip.

Now the big news you’ve been waiting for:

(Official Press Release)

TRISTAN RISK JOINS CAST OF FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS ATLANTA

March 3, 2015 – Big World Pictures is pleased to announce the casting of actress Tristan Risk in their upcoming production FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS. Vancouver B.C. actress, Tristan Risk (aka Little Miss Risk) has been a burlesque, sideshow and fetish performance artist for ten years – touring North America and Europe with her heathen charms. Tristan’s breakout film role was in the Soska sister’s AMERICAN MARY (2012) as a surgically altered stripper with a Betty Boop obsession. She recently completed Jill Sixx Gevargizian’s CALL GIRL (2014), The Astron-6 production THE EDITOR (2014) and continues to tease audiences from both stage and screen.

“Ever heard of the term “hopeful monster”? It’s a biology term when there is a spontaneous mutation that has positive traits for the species. FRANKENSTEIN CRETED BIKERS is one such hopeful monster,” says Tristan. “The script is a shout out to every grindhouse spot and drive-in screen – with enough curves you’d think you’re in a Texas bawdy house. You don’t get offers to do films like this all the time. When the opportunity presents itself, you pin that sucker down, bend it over, and make it yours. I have every intention of doing just that with this role. ”

Tristan will be performing the lead role of thrill-killer Val, a dominant femme fatale with a passion for blowing-up law enforcement officers with dynamite. When she isn’t killing cops, Val cuts men to ribbons with her acidic wit and seduces them into ruin.

“When an actress drops a SWITCHBLADE SISTER quote in the first meeting, your job just got a whole lot easier,” explains director James Bickert. “Val begins as a stock character from a pulp novel. Slowly her layers are peeled back to reveal a disturbingly complex individual. I’m looking forward to working with Tristan and watching this idea gain a voice. Through her creativity this character will be unleashed upon our world and she will be legendary. Tristan’s experience developing personas for the stage is a great asset to this production and our team of late-night creature-feature misfits enthusiastically welcome her to FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS.”

FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS, is the 35mm sequel to Big World Pictures award-winning Super 16mm film DEAR GOD NO! Cast members include Laurence Harvey (HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 & 3), Celebrity Chef Jim Stacy (DEEP FRIED MASTERS, OFF BEAT EATS) and Ellie Church (TIME TO KILL, HEADLESS). The majority of the DEAR GOD NO! cast will be returning to reprise their roles. The Atlanta based Big World Pictures was formed to create films by horror fans for horror fans. Shooting on film has been a binding force for the group who enthusiastically tour the country to horror conventions, festivals and theatrical screenings.

All the best,
James Bickert

Tristan Risk

Tristan Risk