Episode 117

Episode 117

This week we have our interview with Rob from Wild Eye Releasing! It is a lengthy one so I hope you are ready for it. Before anyone asks, yes, Morbid is mentioned and what happens is a battle of verbal fists being thrown across the air waves! It’s pretty intense! Or maybe it isn’t, maybe I am just getting you hyped to let you down! I am an asshole after all. Regardless, Rob gives us some great information about himself , Wild Eye and the business in general and he also answers all of your questions and some of Chuck’s too. He also gives Exorcast two Wild Eye exclusives that you will only find in this episode!

Info on Arrow’s First US Releases!

Arrow Films (UK) to release Day of Anger
Blind Woman’s Curse, and Mark of the Devil in the US
via MVD Entertainment Group

 

MVD Entertainment Group announces the distribution of Arrow Video in North America with a host of cult titles receiving deluxe treatment in video, audio, supplements and artwork. Arrow’s global reputation as one of the finest labels in the world has come about through consistent high quality product and a focus on fan-based products always at its core. This includes a major investment on restoring original material through modern techniques as well as pioneering packaging solutions and newly commissioned artwork for each release.

Arrow launch titles include Tonino Valerii’s Spaghetti Western Day of Anger [I Giorni dell’ira, aka Gunlaw] starring genre icons Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma; Michael Armstrong’s bloody and brutal critique of state-funded religious corruption Mark of the Devil in a director-approved release; and the thrillingly bizarro yakuza-samurai-ghost story-horror hybrid from Teruo Ishii, Blind Woman’s Curse (1971, also known as Black Cat’s Revenge). Future releases include films never-before-released on DVD and/or Blu-ray from European and Japanese cult directors.

The launch l kicks-off with North American Blu-ray premieres of Mark of the Devil on March 17th, followed by Blind Woman’s Curse on March 24th and Day of Anger on March 31st.

DAY OF ANGER (Blu-ray / DVD):
When Sergio Leone turned Lee Van Cleef into a major star with For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the actor sensibly stayed in Italy to make several more spaghetti westerns, including this one from Leone’s former assistant Tonino Valerii that genre aficionados rank amongst the best ever made. Giuliano Gemma plays street cleaner Scott Mary, relentlessly bullied by the people of the small town of Clifton. When legendarily ruthless master gunfighter Frank Talby (Van Cleef) rides into town, Scott seizes the opportunity to lift himself out of the gutter, and possibly even surpass Talby’s own skills. But what is Talby doing in Clifton in the first place? This lively, intelligent western, notable for the chemistry between its charismatic leads, some memorable action set-pieces (including a rifle duel on horseback that has to be seen to be believed), and a jazzy Riz Ortolani score, is presented here in an exclusive high-definition restoration from the original Techniscope negative.

BLIND WOMAN’S CURSE (Blu-ray / DVD):
A thrilling Yakuza film featuring eye-popping visuals, sensational fight sequences and the gorgeous Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood, Stray Cat Rock), in her first major role. Akemi (Kaji) is a dragon tattooed leader of the Tachibana Yakuza clan. In a duel with a rival gang Akemi slashes the eyes of an opponent and a black cat appears, to lap the blood from the gushing wound. The cat along with the eye-victim go on to pursue Akemi’s gang in revenge, leaving a trail of dead Yakuza girls, their dragon tattoos skinned from their bodies. A bizarre blend of the female Yakuza film and traditional Japanese ghost story, with a strong dash of grotesque-erotica (the same movement was a sensibility of Edogawa Rampo whose works were adapted by Ishii in Horrors of Malformed Men), Blind Woman’s Curse is a delirious mash-up of classic genre tropes, of which Ishii was no stranger, having directed everything from Super Giant films to Biker movies!

MARK OF THE DEVIL (Blu-ray / DVD):
Once proclaimed as “positively the most horrifying film ever made”, Mark of the Devil arrives in a director-approved edition featuring a new restoration of the feature. A bloody and brutal critique of religious corruption, Mark of the Devil sees horror icon Udo Kier (Flesh for Frankenstein, Suspiria) play a witchfinder’s apprentice whose faith in his master (Herbert Lom) becomes severely tested when they settle in an Austrian village. Presided over by the sadistic Albino (a memorably nasty turn from Reggie Nalder), the film presents its morality not so much in shades of grey as shades of black. Written and directed by Michael Armstrong, who would later pen Eskimo Nell, The Black Panther and House of the Long Shadows, this classic shocker has lost none of its power over the years.

DAY OF ANGER (Blu-ray / DVD):
When Sergio Leone turned Lee Van Cleef into a major star with For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the actor sensibly stayed in Italy to make several more spaghetti westerns, including this one from Leone’s former assistant Tonino Valerii that genre aficionados rank amongst the best ever made. Giuliano Gemma plays street cleaner Scott Mary, relentlessly bullied by the people of the small town of Clifton. When legendarily ruthless master gunfighter Frank Talby (Van Cleef) rides into town, Scott seizes the opportunity to lift himself out of the gutter, and possibly even surpass Talby’s own skills. But what is Talby doing in Clifton in the first place? This lively, intelligent western, notable for the chemistry between its charismatic leads, some memorable action set-pieces (including a rifle duel on horseback that has to be seen to be believed), and a jazzy Riz Ortolani score, is presented here in an exclusive high-definition restoration from the original Techniscope negative.

NEKROMANTIK 2 Coming to Blu-ray & DVD!

Jorg Buttgereit’s NEKROMANTIK 2 Premieres on Blu-ray and new DVD February 10, 2015

 

NEKROMANTIK 2 The Return of the Loving Dead

From director Jorg Buttgereit comes Nekromantik 2, the gore horror sequel to his 1987 classic Nekromantik (now available thru Cult Epics.) Monika (Monika M.) is a beautiful necrophiliac who lives alone in Berlin. By day she works as a nurse. By night she prowls through cemeteries while searching for fresh corpses. When she reads about the suicide of Rob (Nekromantik’s Daktari Lorenz) she finds his grave to dig up his body and brings it home. Mark (Mark Reeder) lives across town and makes his living dubbing “sex films”. After meeting Monika, romance blossoms and they fall in love. But all is not well in Monika’s world. Her relationship with Mark begins to falter and she has to make a final choice between loving the living or the dead. Officially banned in Germany for years upon release, Cult Epics is proud to present Nekromantik 2, Uncut and Uncensored in a new High Definition transfer, with new Bonus Features including new work by Buttgereit. First 5000 Blu-ray copies (2000 DVDs) include original collectible new artwork of Nekromantik 2 by Johnny Ryan & Nekrophilia gore photo of Monika M.

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NEKROMANTIK Blu-ray/DVD

Price:                                    $34.95 (Blu-ray) / $29.95 (DVD)

Street Date:                              February 10, 2015

Production Year:                  1991

Film run time:                      Approx. 104 minutes

Bonus features run time:         Approx. 4 ½ hours

Language:                             German language with optional English subtitles

Aspect Ratio:                          1.33:1

Audio:                                    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo/Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround/Original Mono

Label:                                    Cult Epics

Distributor:                            CAV

DVD Catalog Number           CE-132

DVD UPC:                     881190013298

Blu-ray Catalog Number         CE-133

BD UPC:                                881190013397

Rating:                                   Not Rated

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

New Director’s Approved HD transfer (taken from the original 16mm negative)

New Introduction by Jorg Buttgereit (2014)

Audio Commentary by Jorg Buttgereit, co-author Franz Rodenkirchen, and actors Monika M. and Mark Reeder

The Making of Nekromantik 2

Still Photo Gallery

JB Trailers

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011) Live

20th Anniversary Live Concert performed by Monika M. and Friends – Video (2011)

A Moment of Silence At the Grave of Ed Gein, Short film by Jorg Buttgereit (2012)

Half Girl – Lemmy, I’m A Feminist, Music video by Jorg Buttgereit (2014)

 

Episode 116

Episode 116

This week we are back to pick on Chuck some more, no we don’t give his personal email out again, but if you want you can go back to last weeks show and get it. This week Chuck rants about something, I don’t recall what and Newsfinder goes off on one of the films. The films this week are Wild Eye’s newest DVD for Bill Oberst Jr’s Coyote, Blue Undergrounds blu-ray of Going Under and The Period from SRS Cinema.

 

Next week Rob Hauschild of Wild Eye Releasing’s will be on the show with us, so if you have any questions (pertaining to Morbid or not) please email them to Exorcast@gmail.com, hit us up on twitter or facebook!

Episode 115

Episode 115

Alright, after a nice delay with work and family problems we are here in 2015 to give you our best of lists from 2014! Yes! The day you have all been waiting for! I am joined with Chuck and the Newsfinder General and Chuck says something stupid and I give out his email address so you can address all your hate mail out to him. Enjoy!

Announcing: Indiegogo Campaign for VinegarSyndrome.tv

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We’re Proud to Announce our Indiegogo Campaign for VinegarSyndrome.tv!

For much of the past year, we’ve been promoting a streaming site with the name Skinaflix. In the early development stage, it was decided that as wonderful as the Skinaflix concept was, it seemed a mistake to limit it only to sexploitation. With that in mind, we have revamped the concept into VinegarSyndrome.tv, a more diverse streaming service with the inclusion of ALL genres distributed by Vinegar Syndrome and our new label, Etiquette Pictures.

Launching with over 200 titles presented in HD, VinegarSyndrome.tv promises to be a streaming powerhouse for all things exploitation and sleaze, from G rated to full hardcore. Including informative blogs, exclusive titles, and special discounts on DVDs and Blu-rays.

To help speed up the development process and add features such as Roku, iOS and Android apps, we’re launching an Indiegogo campaign. If our goal is met, the site will go live on May 1st. Much of the legwork has already been done, but with a successful campaign, the process could be sped up exponentially. Please give what you can, and if not please promote the campaign and spread the word in any way possible.

For more information and to view the Indiegogo campaign, visit:
www.VinegarSyndrome.tv

Thanks from Team VS!

Vinegar Syndrome – www.VinegarSyndrome.com
Etiquette Pictures – www.EtiquettePictures.com


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Motivational Growth coming to DVD and Blu-ray on February 17

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Ian Folivor, a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was born of the filth collecting in a corner of Ian’s neglected bathroom, works to win Ian’s trust by helping him clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle.

With The Mold’s help, Ian attracts the attention of a neighbor he’s been ogling through his peephole, Leah, and he manages to find a slice of happiness despite his unnatural circumstances. But Ian starts to receive strange messages from his old and broken down TV set that make him realize that The Mold may not be as helpful as it seems to be, and strange characters combined with stranger events cast Ian’s life in the shadow of an epic battle between good and evil that Ian is only partially aware of.

Order: http://bit.ly/1Afb3V6