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!
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.
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,
This week we have a jam packed show for you. We start off with Vincent Dawn a.k.a. Bruno Mattei’s Mondo Cannibal from Intervision/Severin Films, we then dive into Blue Undergrounds newest blu-ray release of Larry Cohen’s God Told Me To! We get a bit side tracked as per usual, but we jump into one of the goriest love stories ever made, Jorg Buttrereit’s Nekromantik 2 (The Return of the Loving Dead) on blu-ray from Cult Epics and since it’s been looking like Christmas outside every where with all this damn snow everyone has been getting I decided why don’t we just take a peak at the blu-ray release of Christmas Evil (You Better Watch Out) from our pals at Vinegar Syndrome! It’s a fun episode and Chuck pushes me to the boiling point, I hope you all enjoy it.
By way of Horror Sexy, we have the news of the MORBID DVD release along with this awesome cover art! This will be released on July 21st from Wild Eye Releasing!
In this low budget 80s slasher homage, a small Tennessee town becomes the playground to a sadistic, masked killer. But with the town’s sheriff and locals more worried about the big high school football game than getting to the bottom of the murders, a detective from out of town must rush to save the lives of a group of teens throwing a party in the middle of all the mayhem.
BIG WORLD PICTURES TO SHOOT ‘FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS’ ON 35MM FILM
ATLANTA – Feb. 23, 2015 – Big World Pictures announces its latest production, FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS, will be shot on 35mm motion picture film. The producers have unearthed 20,000 feet of unexposed Kodak Vision 3 film stock leftover and carefully stored from a major Hollywood production. FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS is the sequel to the award-winning internationally distributed Super 16mm film DEAR GOD NO! and will be shot with Arri cameras and Zeiss lenses.
“We’re really excited to extend our love affair with film.The medium injects our production crew with a hand-crafted sense of pride that we don’t often experience from using digital equipment,” explains director James Bickert. “Film is a real motivator; it reminds me of soda made with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. You forget what you’re missing until you experience it.”
35mm Film Brings New Challenges
With film becoming obsolete, development and telecine post-production houses disappearing, the race is on to start principal photography on what may be the last “shot on film” horror genre picture for the production team. Big World Pictures has started a Kickstarter campaign to help get the project in motion.
“We don’t want to waste this opportunity on teenagers stalked in the woods or flying CGI sharks,” adds Bickert. “Our script is very ambitious with a production design that will maximize the natural properties of the medium. We’re using practical effects and we really hope the fans of our previous film will contribute to getting this unique vision in the can. We believe there is a market for the films we love, making the public aware of what we’re doing is the hurdle and hopefully the Kickstarter campaign can bring attention to our cause. We’re offering some really great rewards for investors. ”
Old School Ballyhoo and a Twisted Vision
FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS centers on the re-animation of the South’s most notorious biker gang – The Impalers. Dr. Marco and his assistant are performing gruesome experiments in their asylum lab and have resurrected the thrill-kill Motorcycle Club to capture a Bigfoot containing a pathogen that will allow them to perform a human head transplant. When news of the gang resurrection draws the attention of bounty hunters, law enforcement and rival gangs, the lofty aspirations of these mad scientist starts to spiral out of control. Things get even worse for the occupants when past failed- experiments escape from the basement and the lab is attacked by a bomb-happy femme fatale named Val. Stylistically FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS pays homage to several of the production team’s favorite films such as the Hammer Studio’s Frankenstein series, FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL!, THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE, HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB, THE RE-ANIMATOR and Biker drive-in pictures from the 70s. Blood, scares, nudity, action, weirdness and real explosions are on the menu, and the dessert is an underlying theme about addiction and what hampers humanity from feeling fulfilled in life. These issues are explored through the actions of really rotten characters doing rotten things – all in the context of a fun-filled smorgasbord of entertainment.
The self-proclaimed team of “awesome” fanatics at Big World Pictures are made up of crew members from other productions, including THE WALKING DEAD, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, CONSTANTINE, Adult Swim’s YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL and TOO MANY COOKS. The camera crew worked on HBO’s THE WIRE and the grip department has worked on productions that include the HUNGER GAMES and THE FAST & THE FURIOUS series. 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.
For the Love of the Genre
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.
“It’s all about comradery and being part of a bigger community. Due to the bottom line of larger productions, the horror genre gets stuck in trends. Our fan base is growing quickly, and we hope to keep delivering the solid entertainment that we enjoy making. We have a deep sense of pride in what we’re doing and love sharing the experience with like-minded audiences. FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS is going to electrify them,” concludes Bickert.
How to Contribute
If you love film, horror movies and crazy spectacle, you can help by contributing at www.kickstarter.com/projects/1334887287/frankenstein-created-bikers-a-35mm-feature-film.
Also, stay up-to-date on our latest news and happening by following us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DearGodNoMovie, Twitter (@jamesbickert) and our website http://www.bigworldpictures.us
Coming to Blu-ray & DVD on May 26th:
Blue Underground is proud to present the North American home video premiere of MAN, PRIDE AND VENGEANCE. Long thought lost, this classic Spaghetti Western – also known as WITH DJANGO COMES DEATH – has been painstakingly restored in HD from the recently discovered original negative. Directed by Luigi Bazzoni (THE FIFTH CORD) and starring Franco Nero (DJANGO), Tina Aumont (TORSO), & Klaus Kinski (FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE). Extras include:
• Audio Commentary with Journalists C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke
• “Luigi, Vittorio & Franco” – New interviews with Star Franco Nero and Camera Operator Vittorio Storaro
• International Trailer
• Italian Trailer
• Poster & Still Gallery
Blu-ray Video Specs: 1080p HD; Widescreen 2.35:1; All Regions
Blu-ray Audio Specs: English & Italian DTS-HD Mono
Optional Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol, English Subtitles for Italian Version