REQUIESCANT AND MUTILATOR IN SEPTEMBER FROM ARROW VIDEO USA!

New from Arrow Video US
Requiescant (September 22)

and The Mutilator(September 29

via MVD Entertainment Group

MVD Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the US with a strong schedule of new titles for September…
Requiescant – Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray – ORDER HERE
Directed by Carlo Lizzani (Wake Up and Kill, The Hills Run Red) and with a superb soundtrack by Riz Ortolani (Day of Anger, Cannibal Holocaust), Requiescant – Latin for ‘Rest in Peace’ – ranks among the finest Spaghetti Westerns. Alex Cox named it the “one film to prove that the Italian Western was not solely Sergio Leone’s”. Lou Castel (Fists in the Pocket, A Bullet for General) plays a young man who was raised to be a pacifist by a travelling preacher after Confederates massacred his family. But when his step-sister runs away, the pursuit reveals a natural talent as a sharp-shooter as well as a bloody and unexpected confrontation with his past. Joining Castel are an impressive array of performers, including Mark Damon (Black Sabbath, The Fall of the House of Usher) as the sadistic aristocratic villain, Franco Citti (Accattone, The Godfather) as his henchman, and the great Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini (Salò) in a rare acting role as a revolutionary priest.
Bonus Materials
– Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
– Optional English and Italian 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
– An all-new interview with Lou Castel, recorded exclusively for this release
– Archive interview with director Carlo Lizzani
– Theatrical Trailer
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx

– Illustrated collector’s booklet containing new writing on the film by Pasquale Iannone

Product Details
Format: BLU-RAY
SKU: AV022
UPC: 760137776093
Street Date: 09/22/15
PreBook Date: 08/18/15
Label: Arrow Video »
Genre: Western
Run Time: 106 mins
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: MONO
Year of Production: 1967
Director: Carlo Lizzani
Actors: Lou Castel, Mark Damon and Pier Paolo Pasolini
Box Lot: 30
Territory: US
Language: English / Italian
SRP: $39.95

The Mutilator – Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray – ORDER HERE

Although the slasher film was in decline by the mid-1980s, there were still some grisly delights to be had… and they don’t come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper’s sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator! When Ed receives a message from his father asking him to go and lock up the family’s beach condo for the winter, it seems like the perfect excuse for an alcohol-fuelled few days away with his friends. After all, his dad has forgiven him for accidentally blowing mom away with a shotgun several years ago… hasn’t he? But no sooner are the teens on the island than they find themselves stalked by a figure with an axe (and a hook, and an onboard motor) to grind… Originally entitled Fall Break (watch out for the incongruous theme song of the same name!), The Mutilator has earned a reputation amongst horror fans as one of the ‘holy grails’ of 80s splatter mayhem due to its highly inventive (and not to say, decidedly gruesome) kill sequences, courtesy of FX wizard Mark Shostrom (Videodrome, Evil Dead II). Finally making its long-awaited bow in High-Definition, The Mutilator has returned to terrorise a whole new generation of horror fans!

Bonus Materials
– Brand new 2K restoration from original vault materials of the R-rated and Unrated versions of the film
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
– Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
– Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
– Brand new interviews with cast and crew
– Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork to be revealed
– Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film alongside archive articles from Fangoria magazine
– PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Product Details
Format: BLU-RAY
SKU: AV023
UPC: 760137775997
Street Date: 09/29/15
PreBook Date: 08/25/15
Label: Arrow Video »
Genre: Horror
Run Time: 86 mins
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: MONO
Year of Production: 1985
Director: Buddy Cooper
Actors: Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock
Box Lot: 30
Territory: US
Language: English
SRP: $39.95

Episode 127

Episode 127

It’s a short one this week. I am leaving today to go out of town for the weekend and have been working over time this week to be able to leave early. So with that said my time was very limited watching movies this week, sadly. If you are playing along to the drinking game that The Horror Underground suggested to do with our show, I apologize in advanced for the alcohol poisoning. This week Chuck and I tackle Artsploitation Films blu-ray release of Romain Basset’s psycho-sexual nightmare ridden Horsehead! We also take quick look at Grindhouse Releasing’s of Umberto Lenzi’s Cannibal Ferox!

RECKLESS Coming from Artsploitation

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RECKLESS, based on the 2009 thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed, is a stylish, sexually charged kidnapping drama from the Netherlands that is not for the faint of heart. Two masked men kidnap a young woman and after stripping and bounding her to a bed, demand a ransom from her father. A seemingly well-trained criminal plan. But nothing is as simple as it seems as loyalties are tested, secrets revealed and treachery rears its calculating head. Fun for the whole family – if your family can deal with nudity, violence and deceit!

  • Order date: 6/23/15
  • Street date: 7/14/15
  • DVD UPC: 854555004903
  • DVD SRP: $19.99
  • Synopsis: Everyone’s heard of inferior American remakes of European films, but this is a real twist: a superior European (Dutch) remake of an English-language (British) film that even improves on the original! RECKLESS [Bloedlink] is a riveting retelling of a story first explored in the 2009 thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed, but director Joram Lürsen’s new version is even more stylish, sexually charged, and tightly wound than its source of inspiration. Laura Temming wakes up to find herself bound to a bed in a sound-insulated vacant apartment. Two masked men strip the clothes from her body, place her in a track suit, and take photos that will be used to obtain ransom money from Laura’s wealthy father. As the clock ticks, Laura discovers that she may have a relationship with one of the kidnappers that she never expected…and that the two men hold a secret that one could not have expected. With more twists than one could imagine, RECKLESS is ingeniously seductive.

Episode 126

Episode 126

This week on Exorcast, Chuck and I are reunited with The Newsfinder General and he actually does his job for once. We tackle The House With 100 Eyes from Artsploitation Films, Vinegar Syndromes blu-ray release of Madman, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne from Arrow Video and Severin’s fantastic looking blu-ray release of Franco’s Vampyros Lesbos kinda puts me to sleep. Of all people how can Jess Franco make something like this boring? I also threaten to replace Chuck.

Episode 125

Episode 125

This week on Exorcast we take a look at Artsploitation Film’s first blu-ray release of Der Samurai, Wild Eye Releasing’s new indie slasher that isn’t Morbid, Blood Slaughter Massacre. We also dive into a two Arrow Video (US) releases of Massacre Gun and the amazing release of Brian Yuzna’s Society and talk about why it may just be the best release of this year. We hear from our good friend Uwe Bowl or however you spell that hack’s name and Chuck gives us the run down on some newly announced Scream Factory news.

Arrow Video brings Pit Stop, La Grande Bouffe, and Blood Rage to the US

Arrow Video US to release Pit Stop on June 30th,
plus La Grande Bouffe and Blood Rage in August 
all via MVD Entertainment Group

MVD Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the US with a strong schedule of new titles…
Pit Stop – Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray – ORDER HERE
RAW GUTS FOR GLORY! FLESH AGAINST STEEL!The most dangerous game ever devised, to pit man against man, flesh against steel – the figure-8 race! Jack Hill (Coffy, Foxy Brown) follows up Spider Baby, once again teaming up with Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses) in one of his greatest roles for this action-spectacular crash-o-rama!

Richard Davalos (East of Eden) stars as Rick Bowman, a street punk who winds up in jail after a street race goes wrong. Bailed out by race promoter Grant Willard, Davalos is put in the deadly track where he comes up against Haig’s maniacal winner Hawk Sidney. Featuring an outstanding supporting cast including Brian Donlevy (The Quatermass Xperiment) in his last film appearance, Ellen Burstyn, billed as Ellen McRae (The Exorcist), and Beverly Washburn (Spider Baby), Pit Stop is one of Hill’s lesser known films but arguably his greatest.

Filmed on a real figure-8 track, Hill and his crew were able to capture gripping real-life car wreck scenes lending the film a brilliant sense of realism. You’ve never seen a motion picture like this before – can you take it?

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
* New High Definition digital transfer supervised and approved by director Jack Hill
* High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
* Original Mono 1.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
* New UK exclusive audio commentary with director Jack Hill moderated by his biographer Calum Waddell
* Crash and Burn! – Jack Hill on the making of Pit Stop
* Drive Hard – Actor Sid Haig speaks about his experience of acting in Pit Stop
* Life in the Fast Lane – producer Roger Corman on the genesis of Pit Stop
* Restoring Pit Stop – Restoration demonstration with Technical Supervisor James White
* Original Trailer
* Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jay Shaw
* Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Glenn Kenny and musicologist and writer Gray Newell on the film’s soundtrack, illustrated with original stills and artwork

Release Date: June 30, 2015
Duration: 91 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audio: Mono
Discs: 2
SRP: $39.95
Barcode: 760137764298
Cat Number: AV016

La Grande Bouffe – Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray – ORDER HERE

The most famous film by Italian provocateur Marco Ferreri (Dillinger is Dead), La Grande bouffe was reviled on release for its perversity, decadence and attack on the bourgeoisie yet won the prestigious FIPRESCI prize after its controversial screening at the Cannes Film Festival.

Four friends, played by international superstars Marcello Mastroianni (Fellini’s 8½), Michel Piccoli (Belle de jour), Ugo Tognazzi (Barbarella) and Philippe Noiret (Zazie dans le métro) retreat to a country mansion where they determine to eat themselves to death whilst engaging in group sex with prostitutes and a local school teacher (Andréa Ferréol, The Tin Drum), who seems to be up for anything…At once jovial and sinister, the film’s jet-black humour has a further twist as the reputed actors (whose characters use their own names) buck their respectable trend for a descent into fart-filled chaos that delivers a feast for the eyes and mind.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
* Brand new 2K restoration of the original camera negative
* High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
* Original French audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
* Newly translated English subtitles
* The Farcical Movie – A French television profile of Marco Ferreri from 1975 in which the director discusses, among other things, the influence of Tex Avery, Luis Buñuel and Tod Browning’s Freaks
* Behind-the-scenes footage of the making of La Grande bouffe, containing interviews with Ferrari and actors Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Ugo Tognazzi and Philippe Noiret
* Extracts from the television series Couleurs autour d’un festival featuring interviews with the cast and crew recorded during the Cannes Film Festival
* A visual essay on the film with by Italian film scholar Pasquale Iannone
* Select scene audio commentary by Iannone
* News report from the Cannes Film Festival where La Grande bouffe caused a controversial stir, including Ferreri at the press conference
* Original Trailer
* Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
* Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Johnny Mains, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

Release Date: August 18, 2015
Rating: TBC
Duration: 130 mins
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Discs: 2
SRP: $39.95

Barcode: 760137764397
Cat Number: AV017Blood Rage – Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray  – ORDER HERE

IT’S NOT CRANBERRY SAUCE!

What do you get if you combine Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), killer 80s synths and some of the most gruesome special effects in all of slasher history courtesy of Ed (Terminator 2) French. Why, it’s Blood Rage of course!
Todd and Terry seem like sweet kids – that is, until one of them takes an axe to face of a fellow patron at the local drive-in. Todd is blamed for the bloody crime and institutionalised, whilst twin brother Terry goes free. Ten years later and, as the family gathers around the table for a Thanksgiving meal, the news comes in that Todd has escaped – and he’s heading their way. But has the killer twin in fact been in their midst all along? One thing’s for sure, there WILL be blood…
Filmed in 1983 at the tail-end of the slasher golden era but not released until 1987, Blood Rage (also re-cut and released to theatres as Nightmare at Shadow Woods) has been lovingly restored from the original vault materials for its first ever appearance on Blu-ray and DVD. Happy Thankskilling!
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
* Brand new 2K restoration from original vault materials of three versions of the film: Blood Rage, the original “hard” version, completely uncut and uncensored in a Blu-ray/DVD world premiere; the R-rated Nightmare at Shadow Woods 1987 re-cut, and a third “composite” cut combining all the footage from both Blood Rage and Nightmare at Shadow Woods
* High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
* Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
* Brand new extensive making-of documentary featuring interviews with various cast and crew
* Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork from Marc Schoenbach, to be revealed
* Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film
* PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!Release Date: August 25, 2015
Duration: 84 minutes
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Discs: 2
SRP: $39.95
Barcode: 760137764496
Cat Number: AV018

Episode 124

Episode 124

This week Chuck and I talk about all sorts of things from what we’ve been watching and what is coming soon. Chuck also mentions Morbid about 32 times. We do however have a few reviews this week. Up first is Blue Underground’s upcoming blu-ray release of Man, Pride and Vengeance (a.k.a. With Django Comes Death) starring Franco Nero, Tina Aumont & Klaus Kinski directed by Luigi Bazzone. Then we have a look at Wild Eye’s release of the documentary Snuff: A Documentary About Killing on Camera directed by Paul von Stoetzel. This is not one that we recommend for everyone!