Two Titles Coming from Arrow Video in August!

New from Arrow Video US

Microwave Massacre [Blu-ray + DVD] (August 16th)

 The Bloodstained Butterfly [Blu-ray + DVD] (August 23rd)

via MVD Entertainment Group
 
MVD Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the US with several new titles in August…

Microwave Massacre [Blu-ray + DVD] (August 16th)

THEY CAME FOR DINNER…TO FIND THEY WERE IT!!

Microwave Massacre stars legendary stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Vernon as Donald, a disgruntled construction worker whose wife’s predilection for haute cuisine drives him to cannibalism.

Donald unwittingly stumbles upon a solution to his two major problems in his life – his nagging wife and his lack of decent meals – when, one night, he bludgeons his better half to death with a pepper grinder in a drunken rage. Thinking on his feet, Donald dismembers the body and sets about microwaving the remains, which turn out to be rather delicious. Trouble is, now he has a taste for human flesh that needs satisfying…

Eschewing all notions of good taste, Wayne Berwick’s Microwave Massacre is a deliciously depraved exercise in political incorrectness that has gone on to gain a cult following thanks to a characteristically deadpan performance from Vernon, who delivers such choice lines as “I’m so hungry I could eat a whore.” Vegetarians need not apply!

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
– Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
– 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 audio commentary with writer-producer Craig Muckler, moderated by Mike Tristano
– Brand new making-of featurette including interviews with Muckler, director Wayne Berwick and actor Loren Schein
– Trailer
– Original treatment and 8-page synopsis (BD/DVD-ROM content)
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter

Product Details
An MVD Exclusive
Format: BLU-RAY
SKU: AV062
UPC: 760137880295
Street Date: 08/16/16
PreBook Date: 07/12/16
Label: Arrow Video »
Genre: Cult
Run Time: 76 mins
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: STEREO
Year of Production: 1983
Director: Wayne Berwick
Actors: Jackie Vernon, Loren Schein, Al Troupe
Language: English
Complete product details, hi res art, etc. can be found HERE.
Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon
The Bloodstained Butterfly [Blu-ray + DVD] (August 23rd)

Directed by Duccio Tessari (Death Occurred Last Night, A Pistol for Ringo), The Bloodstained Butterfly melds the lurid giallo traditions popularized by Dario Argento and Mario Bava with courtroom drama, resulting in a film that is as concerned with forensic detail and legal process as it is with grisly murders and audacious set-pieces.

When a young female student is savagely killed in a park during a thunderstorm, the culprit seems obvious: her lover, TV sports personality Alessandro Marchi (Giancarlo Sbragia, Death Rage), seen fleeing the scene of the crime by numerous eyewitnesses. The evidence against him is damning… but is it all too convenient? And when the killer strikes again while Marchi is in custody, it quickly becomes apparent that there’s more to the case than meets the eye…
Starring 70s heartthrob Helmut Berger (Dorian Gray, The Godfather: Part III) alongside genre mainstays Evelyn Stewart (The Psychic, The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail) and Carole André (Colt 38 Special Squad), and featuring a score by Gianni Ferrio (Death Walks at Midnight), The Bloodstained Butterfly is presented uncut and in a sumptuous new 4K restoration that allows this unique and haunting thriller to shine like never before!
BONUS MATERIALS
– Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
– Original Italian and English soundtracks in DTS-HD MA mono 1.0
– Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
– Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
– New audio commentary with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
– Murder in B-Flat Minor, a new visual essay on the film, its cast and crew by author Troy Howarth.
– Mad Dog Helmut, a new interview with actor Helmut Berger
– Exclusive introduction by Helmut Berger
– New interview with actress Evelyn Stewart/Ida Galli
– Interview with Lorella De Luca, actress and wife of director Duccio Tessari
– Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
– Gallery of original promotional images
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
– Limited edition 36-page booklet (first pressing only) illustrated by Tonci Zonjic, containing writing by James Blackford, Howard Hughes and Leonard JacobsProduct Details
An MVD Exclusive
Format: BLU-RAY
SKU: AV063
UPC: 760137880394
Street Date: 08/23/16
PreBook Date: 07/19/16
Label: Arrow Video »
Genre: Cult
Run Time: 99 mins
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: MONO
Year of Production: 1971
Director: Duccio Tessari
Actors: Helmut Berger, Giancarlo Sbragia, Evelyn Stewart
Language: Italian/English
Complete product details, hi res art, etc. can be found HERE.
Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon
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The Latest on VIOLENT SHIT THE MOVIE

Introducing A New Label, Reel Gore Releasing
August 2016 New Release

Violent Shit The Movie
Blu-ray + DVD + CD Combo
Label: Reel Gore Releasing

Pre-book: 07/12/2016 Streets: 08/09/2016
SRP: 39.95 UPC: 881190600191 Cat: RGR001
82 Minutes In English or German with English, Spanish and French subtitles
Color Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1 DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Region 0
Horror Not Rated Production Year: 2015
Director: Luigi Pastore
Cast: Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Antonio Zequila, Michela Foresta, Vincenzo Pezzopane, Steve Aquilina, Erika Kamese, Simone Destrero, Lilli Carati

Rome is shattered by a series of gruesome murders that paint the Eternal City deep red. Italian Police Inspector Aristide D’Amato and his German counterpart Hans Ebert initiate their criminal investigations. They stumble upon the eccentric Professor Vassago – a master of myths and mysteries – who is linked to Senator Vinci – a corrupt politician – mutually driven by power and perversions.

The suspicion grows that these atrocious crimes are connected with the return of one of the most heinous serial killers of our time – Karl the Butcher!

First 3000 copies include: CD – Original Soundtrack by Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, Collectible Blu-ray/DVD Slipcase and Sleeve, 24 Page booklet.

The relentless Karl the Butcher, beloved and best known to gorehounds and German Underground aficionados has been revamped and re-envisioned; his trademark brutality in the likes of the distinctly German independent VIOLENT SHIT now remade into an equally ghastly giallo featuring a Claudio Simonetti soundtrack. VIOLENT SHIT THE MOVIE is an homage to both the original’s 25th anniversary and the producer’s love of Italian horror and blends German gore movies with the mastery of Italian horror. The film stars Italian genre mainstay Giovanni Lombardo Radice as the devil incarnate, who masterminds Karl the Butcher’s evil murder spree. Italian directors Enzo G. Castellari (INGLORIOUS BASTARDS) and Luigi Cozzi (CONTAMINATION) have cameos in the movie, as well as Lucio Fulci’s screenwriter Antonio Tentori and SUSPIRIA’s Barbara Magnolfi. -Fangoria

Bonus Features:

  • MAKING OF THE MOVIE by Director LUIGI PASTORE
  • THE HISTORY OF VIOLENT SHIT – Interview with Producer STEVE AQUILINA
  • TRIBUTE TO LILLI CARATI – The Last Interview
  • INTERVIEWS with members of the cast – VINCENZO PEZZOPANE, MICHELA FORESTA, DANIELA CICCONE, ERIKA KAMESE
  • WORLD OF STARS – INTERVIEWS with members of the cast – GIOVANNI LOMBARDO RADICE, ANTONIO
  • ZEQUILA – & Producer STEVE AQUILINA and Director LUIGI PASTORE
  • TRAILERS & SLIDESHOW

 

REEL GORE RELEASING LABEL COMING SOON

Nico B from Cult Epics is launching a new line called Reel Gore Releasing! The first thing coming from the brand is Violent Shit: The Movie! Read more below from the press release!

 

NEW LABEL LAUNCH: REEL GORE RELEASING

Los Angeles, CA (June 2016)

For immediate release. Cult Epics founder Nico B and film producer Steve Aquilina will be launching a new horror label REEL GORE RELEASING as of August 2016, distributed thru CAV (home of Cult Epics, Synapse, Grindhouse) in North America. With the recent success of the horror films of Jorg Buttgereit (Nekromantik) and Angst, Nico B teamed up with Steve Aquilina from 8-Films to launch a new label for newly produced gore horror films to premiere on video and digital. The first three films are VIOLENT SHIT – THE MOVIE (August 2016), a bigger budget revamp of the cult-schlock- gore classics from the 80s, shot in Italy featuring a soundtrack by Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin; followed by MASKS (September 2016), German giallo gore feast from the director Andreas Marschall (Tears of Kali, German Angst), and the return to directing of Luigi Cozzi (Contamination) with BLOOD ON MELIES’ MOON (October 2016) with guest appearances by Dario Argento & Lamberto Bava. For more info see http://www.reelgorereleasing.com and join us for updates at http://www.facebook.com/reelgorereleasing http://www.twitter.com/reelgoremovies

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An Update on Exorcast

So we are back and doing things a bit differently. As some of you know I had another child (daughter) so I had to take some time off for that and in all honestly as I told Chuck I was getting burnt out on having so many screeners and being obligated to review them in a certain span of time. All of my free time was coming down to things I had to watch rather than what I wanted to watch. So with that being said we will still be reviewing films and screeners just not as many companies. We will be reviewing films we actually want to review. That doesn’t mean that we won’t be diving into the indie scene any longer, because let’s face it a lot of the best new stuff is on the indie market.   
So the podcast will be back in action with Chuck and myself and the Newsfinder whenever he is available. We plan on doing more interviews on the show to change it up a bit and already have a few lined up. The show will not be weekly any longer as I have much less time on my hands now. So to keep you guys coming back between shows we will be doing some written reviews, conversation topics and interviews on the site. The Newsfinder General, Deadrat & myself will be writing reviews. I have enlisted The Dance Commander Matt Hatfield to be our official vinyl reviewer, so he will be bringing you all the horror wax out there. I have also given Adam Ahlbrandt (The Cemetery/Hunters) free reign to do whatever he wants! Adam has been a big supporter of ours since we started this thing and I’m very happy that he wants to be apart of our new venture. 

I will try and have some sort of new content on the site every other day or so. I do appreciate everyone’s patience with this and look forward to starting up again later this month! 
See you all soon,
w!

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.

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!