söndag 21 december 2008

Two new spaghetti westerns from Koch Media in March 2009

March 27 2009, German company Koch Media will release SELLA D'ARGENTO aka SILVER SADDLE directed by Lucio Fulci and IL RITORNO DI RINGO aka THE RETURN OF RINGO directed by Duccio Tessari

94 mins / 93 mins
2.35:1 (anamorphic)
German, Italian and English audio

tisdag 16 december 2008

New R1 DVD releases March 31, 2009

Severin Films:
The Sinful Dwarf

Mondo Macabro:
Bollywood Horror Collection vol. 2

Two classic Bollywood horror movies. Sex, blood, dancing vampires and hairy beasts in an unmissable double bill of wild, Bollywood style entertainment. In Veerana: Vengeance of the Vampire, a local landowner’s daughter is possessed by the spirit of a dead witch. She becomes a bloodsucking seductress. In Purani Haveli: Mansion of Evil, an innocent girl unwittingly releases the ancient curse contained in her family’s old country mansion. Statues come to life, hairy beasts roam the corridors, the bodies pile up. Can nothing stop the evil they have unleashed?

Synapse Films:

Mya Communication:
Fatty Girl Goes To New York
Miris (Rettore) is a funny, overweight girl living in a little Italian town and working for a radio station. She doesn’t care of her physical appearance until she falls victim to a bad prank made by Mirko, the most popular guy of the town, with whom Miris’ sister is in love. Miris is so frustrated that she decides to commit suicide, but just when she is waiting for the gas to kill her, she finds out that she won a trip to New York. In the USA she meets Baroness Judith von Kemp (Anita Ekberg), who chooses Miris to test a new slimming treatment. Miris’ life won’t be the same anymore and she’ll come back to Italy to get her revenge. Popular Italian pop singer Donatella Rettore along with international star Anita Ekberg lead this teen comedy of the eighties, directed by veteran Umberto Lenzi.

Top Girl
Patricia (Carla Solaro) is a young beautiful girl living in a small town. One day she has the chance of a lifetime, as she is chosen among many other girls to play the main role on a TV series. She leaves everything behind and moves to Los Angeles to begin a new life. Once there she becomes a TV star and falls in love with Mike (Robert Madison), the cynical and unscrupulous manager of the network. But to find her way she still has much to learn. Cult director Joe D’Amato leads an all star cast for this erotic tale in the depraved world of TV business. With Carla Solaro (Paprika, P.O. Box Tinto Brass, Black Angel), Robert Madison (The Card Player, Mother of Tears) and Sonia Topazio (The Stendhal Syndrome, Gaston Leroux’s The Wax Mask).

söndag 14 december 2008

A CAT IN THE BRAIN gets official release date

As previously mentioned, Grindhouse Releasing have a special edition DVD of Lucio Fulci's A CAT IN THE BRAIN in the works. It's now confirmed that it will be available in stores from March 31, 2009. No specifications yet, though...

Turkish giallo coming from Onar Films

Greek company Onar Films present another DVD world premiere, this time it's the Turkish giallo KADIN DÜSMANI (Woman Despiser) made in 1967 by Ilhan Engin. Release in early 2009.

ULTRA-LIMITED EDITION OF 500 numbered copies
Turkish audio with English & Greek subs
Documentary Turkish Fantastic Cinema - Part 3
Poster Insert

fredag 12 december 2008


DVD world premiere of LE SPIE UCCIDONO A BEIRUT (1965) on December 17, courtesy of Fin de Siècle Media. Specs:

Actors: Richard Harrison, Dominique Boschero, Luciano Pigozzi, Aldo Cecconi, Wandisa Guida
Director: Luciano Martino
Format: Anamorphic, PAL
Language: Italian, English
Subtitles: Swedish (non-removable)
Region: 2
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Studio: Fin de Siècle Media
DVD Release Date: 17 Dec 2008
Run Time: 93 minutes

tisdag 9 december 2008

They Paid with Bullets: Chicago 1929 (Julio Diamante, 1969)

aka Tiempos de Chicago aka Tempo di Charleston - Chicago 1929.
1920's gangster film starring Peter Lee Lawrence, to be released soon on German label Magic Picture - with English audio!

1.66:1 (anamorphic)
German, English, Spanish audio
Run time: 84 min

torsdag 27 november 2008

News from Code Red and Severin Films

Code Red have acquired two UK thrillers for R1 DVD release in summer 2009; THE INTERNECINE PROJECT (1974) and WHO? (1973).

Severin Films have announced an upcoming R1 DVD release of EXPOSÉ aka THE HOUSE ON STRAW HILL. It was previously licensed by Barrel Entertainment but they seem to be no more.

söndag 23 november 2008

UK DVD company Nucleus Films have announced that they will release the British thriller GHOST STORY, directed by Stephen Weeks in 1974, on DVD in 2009. Even more to look forward to! More info when it's available...

måndag 17 november 2008

Lamberto Bava's BLASTFIGHTER coming to German DVD

To be released by German label Eyecatcher Movies in December 2008. 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, English and German audio options. Runtime 88 minutes.

onsdag 12 november 2008

Midnight Choir - another new R1 DVD label!

Two forthcoming double features - both on February 24 2009:

The Whip and the Body/Conspiracy of Torture (Beatrice Cenci)
Mario Bava/Lucio Fulci

WHIP AND THE BODY: In this creepy gothic shocker from Mario Bava, a sadistic, ghostly Christopher Lee tortures (by whipping) the lovely Dahlia Lavi, his brother's wife and father's mistress.
CONSPIRACY OF TORTURE: Set in 17th Century Italy, Beatrice Cenci (Adrienne Larussa) is the teenage daughter of the crazed landowner and nobleman Francesco Cenci (Georges Wilson) who keeps his daughter locked up in the dungeon of his castle and sexually abuses her as well. Also stars the great Tomas Milan.

The Long Hair of Death/An Angel For Satan
Antonio Margheriti/Camillo Mastrocinque

THE LONG HAIR OF DEATH: A woman is accused of witchcraft and put to death. Her older daughter knows the real reason is the lord's sexual desire for her. She confronts him as is also killed. The daughter mysteriously returns from the dead and begins to avenge her mother's murder.
AN ANGEL FOR SATAN: Sculptor Roberto (Anthony Steffen) arrives in a small village to restore an ancient statue. He meets Harriet (Barbara Steele) who bears an amazing resemblance to the statue. Upon complete restoration of the statue, Steele begins to take on the psychotic traits of the woman upon whom the sculpture was based a woman the townspeople believe was a much-feared sorceress of local legend.

söndag 9 november 2008

February 2009 will be a fantastic DVD month!

These great titles will be released on February 24 2009:

Four Flies on Grey Velvet (Mya Communication)
Scorpion With Two Tails (Mya Communication)
A Policewoman in New York (Mya Communication)
Schoolgirl Report vol. 5 (Impulse Pictures)
Bird With the Crystal Plumage (Blue Underground) Blu-ray
Sins of Sister Lucia (Mondo Macabro)

onsdag 5 november 2008

New spaghetti western double feature from Wild East out now!

For the first time available on DVD in U.S.A

PAYMENT IN BLOOD (Sette winchester per un massacro, 1967)
Enzo G. Castellari

theatrical version in its original aspect ratio: 2:35 16x9 Anamorphic English language

RED BLOOD, YELLOW GOLD (Professionisti per un massacro, 1967)
Nando Cicero

theatrical version in its original aspect ratio: 2:35 16x9 Anamorphic English language


A CAT IN THE BRAIN coming from Grindhouse Releasing in February?

Apparently, Grindhouse Releasing have caught up to speed and will release Lucio Fulci's A CAT IN THE BRAIN (Un gatto nel cervello, 1990) on February 24 2009. More information as it becomes available.

tisdag 21 oktober 2008

Mya Communication = Noshame?

It looks more and more as if Mya is an offspring of NoShame.. they have announced the release of Dario Argento's DOOR INTO DARKNESS on January 27 2009.

Other upcoming films January 27:
The Maniacs (Lucio Fulci, 1964)
Bread Love and Dreams (Luigi Comencini, 1953)
The Inveterate Bachelor (Giorgio Bianchi, 1958)

fredag 17 oktober 2008

FURY OF THE WOLFMAN with Paul Naschy coming on Spanish DVD

The 1972 werewolf feature La Furia del Hombre Lobo directed by José María Zabalza and starring Paul Naschy will see its first official DVD release courtesy of Spanish company Divisa on October 29. Unfortunately no English options, fingers crossed that there will be an English-friendly release soon. Technical specifications: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, Spanish audio.

Duccio Tessari's giallo The Bloodstained Butterfly uncut!

This 1971 giallo by Duccio Tessari will get its first uncut English-friendly release courtesy of German DVD company Eyecatcher Movies on October 31. Technical specifications: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, English, Italian and German audio, English and German subtitles. The previous Spanish DVD was unfortuately cut.

lördag 11 oktober 2008

THE SHE-BEAST scheduled for March 2009

Michael Reeves' gothic horror film LA SORELLA DI SATANA aka THE SHE-BEAST starring Barbara Steele, Ian Ogilvy and Mel Welles is scheduled for release by Dark Sky Films in March 2009. More news soon...

fredag 10 oktober 2008

UNA PISTOLA PER RINGO coming from Koch Media

UNA PISTOLA PER RINGO aka A PISTOL FOR RINGO starring Giuliano Gemma and directed by Duccio Tessari will be released by Koch Media on December 12, 2008. It will be in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, with English, Italian and German audio and German subtitles. Merry X-mas!

Dead of Night coming from Dark Sky Films

Three Tales of Mystery, Imagination & Suspense!Legendary producer-director Dan Curtis (Dark Shadows, The Night Stalker) presents a thrilling trilogy of spell-binding stories with mystery-horror writer Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, The Twilight Zone):

Second Chance
After buying an antique automobile, Frank (Ed Begley Jr.) restores the vehicle to its original condition. Along with the car, Frank is transported back in time to the year 1926. Based on a short story by Jack Finney.

No Such Thing As A Vampire
Alexis (Anjanette Comer), the mistress of an old mansion, is terrified of vampires. When her husband (Patrick Macnee) calls in a friend (Horst Bucholtz) to examine her, a macabre scheme unfolds.

On a dark and stormy night, a boy (Lee H. Montgomery), thought to be dead, surprises his despondent mother (Joan Hackett) at the family beach house, bringing her both extreme joy and overwhelming terror.

Release date January 27, 2009.

söndag 5 oktober 2008

Rain of Fire aka Holocaust 2000 coming to DVD

When Robert Caine (Kirk Douglas) sets out to build a massive nuclear plant in the Middle East, he discovers a cavern rumored to foretell the end of the world. Caine shrugs off the dire inscriptions on the cave walls...until people who oppose the plant begin dying in strange and horrifying ways. Can Caine complete his project and prove the curse to be false - or will he fall victim to the same terrible fate? Directed by Alberto De Martino, this film will be released by Lionsgate on October 28.

Madhouse coming from Dark Sky Films on November 25

Beautiful do-gooder Julia (Trish Everly) and her insane, hideously deformed twin sister Mary (Allison Biggers) have a hard time occupying the same room, let alone the same town, without Mary either brandishing a butcher knife or letting her giant killer dog come out to play. Their uncle, Father James (Dennis Robertson), presses for reconciliation but to no avail. With their mutual birthday fast approaching, Mary escapes from the local asylum. Soon thereafter, the bodies of Julia’s friends and students mount around her. But is Mary actually the killer?
Special Features:
-New featurette with writer-producer-director Ovidio G. Assonitis (Beyond the Door, Tentacles)-Still Gallery-English subtitles

lördag 4 oktober 2008

Five Man Army available on DVD in Thailand

Available from Thai DVD company Triple X Film. According to the back cover it's 2.35:1 and has got English and Thai audio and Thai subs.

måndag 29 september 2008

Riccardo Freda's L'ORRIBILE SEGRETO DEL DOTTOR HICHCOCK to be released on DVD

It will be released by Italian company Medusa Video on November 5, but unfortunately only Italian audio and subtitles. No other specs known yet... hopefully someone will release an English-friendly version in the near future.

onsdag 24 september 2008

More Christina Lindberg from Studio S

Swedish DVD company Studio S Entertainment will release Poruno no joô: Nippon sex ryokô aka Journey to Japan from 1973, starring Christina Lindberg. This will be a world DVD premiere and it's scheduled for December 2008.

söndag 14 september 2008

The Warrior coming from Mondo Macabro

This outrageously entertaining fantasy flick stars 1980's action hero Barry Prima. He plays Jaka Sembung, a kind of Robin Hood figure who possesses mystical powers. As a figurehead for his country's rebellion against oppressive invaders, Jaka Sembung is captured, tortured and left for dead. But he returns, even more powerful than before. In desperation, the invaders resurrect an evil wizard and set him against Jaka Sembung in a fierce fight to the death. Packed with jaw dropping action scenes and astonishing special effects, The Warrior is the ultimate cult classic.

Release date is November 18, 2008.

torsdag 11 september 2008

Mask of Murder coming on DVD in December

Directed by Arne Mattsson and featuring Christopher Lee, Mask of Murder is a Swedish/Canadian slasher film from 1985. It will be released on DVD in December 2008 by Swedish company Studio S Entertainment.

tisdag 9 september 2008

Spanish eurospy DVD releases

I know they're not new releases, but I think they're worth mentioning since they aren't available elsewhere. POPPIES ARE ALSO FLOWERS (Terence Young, 1966) was released by Suevia Films and THE FILE OF THE GOLDEN GOOSE (Sam Wanamaker, 1969) by RSR Multimedia. Both feature YUL BRYNNER, are in non-anamorphic widescreen and has got English audio track.

torsdag 4 september 2008

Jess Franco's DEMONS due out on Redemption DVD

Demons will be released on September 8. I'm not sure which version of the film, but according to Play.com it's 103 minutes which suggests it's Jess Franco's 2003 director's cut. It passed BBFC uncut.

The prolific and manic Jess Franco has directed well over 200 films, some of which are classics of exploitation cinema. The Demons, Franco's shameless cash in on Ken Russell's The Devils, is a true Franco classic, featuring everything from torture, lesbian sex and demonic possession.
The film centres on a witch who is burned at the stake by the Inquisition but who, before the flames consume her, manages to curse the principal witchfinder and his minions with dire results. What follows is a catalogue of depravity and sexual violence on a truly orgiastic scale while Franco's camera gleefully captures every perverse moment and gratuitous exposure of female flesh!
This is a true sleaze epic of Babylonian proportions!

Actors: Anne Libert, Britt Nichols, Doris Thomas, Karin Field, Cihangir Gaffari, Luis Barboo & Howard Vernon
Director: Jess Franco
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Run Time: 1 hour and 43 minutes (approx)

tisdag 2 september 2008

SWINDLE by Bruno Corbucci being released in Germany

German DVD company Sunfilm will release SQUADRA ANTITRUFFA on September 26.

Actors: Tomas Milian, David Hemmings
Director: Bruno Corbucci
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Language: English, Italian, German

söndag 31 augusti 2008

Early Tinto Brass films from Cult Epics

Cult Epics just updated their website with the announcement of THE TINTO BRASS COLLECTION VOLUME 3 including these films:


According to Cult Epics, it's scheduled for release in April 2009 - can't wait!

lördag 30 augusti 2008

Christina Lindberg vs. Laura Gemser

Coming November 11 from Code Red:

Secrets of Sweet Sixteen / Looking Good

Two-Tonic Double-Bill! Buxom 70's euro-chicks flash before your eyes in the craziest, offensive, shocking stories that ever featured in this strange collection of skits from today's headlines! Virgin being sacrificed to satan by muscle bound rich devil worshippers! Child Molester stopped by two hot horny college girls! A european postman finds sex can be a deadly thing! A masseuse have powers with his hands to his ladies! Daughter disguised as a older woman to steal her mother's lover in a seedy hotel! See 70's sex tigress Christine Lindberg loose and on the prowl!And to add icing on the cake! This disc features the one and only Black Emanuelle herself, Laura Gemser, in a rare workout video LOOKING GOOD produced by the king of schlock Dick Randall! Laura doesn't even break a sweat as she whips these chicks into all these painstaking execerize moves! Gemser doesn't even throw in the towel as they workout till the show is over! Physical Fitness will never be the same as our favorite Emanuelle is taking over the gym!

fredag 29 augusti 2008

New Warner Best Buy exclusives

On october 7, Warner will release two new double-bills as Best Buy exclusives:

The Shuttered Room / It!
The Brides of Fu Manchu / Chamber of Horrors

More info as it unfolds...

tisdag 26 augusti 2008

Ringo the Lone Rider/The Cobra from Wild East

A nice double-bill has just been released by Wild East, and below are screenshots of the title cards.

Cover artwork

Ringo the Lone Rider
The Cobra

måndag 25 augusti 2008

Vampire Lovers/Lust for a Vampire double-feature

Coming from Optimum Releasing on September 22:

Flashman due out in the end of September

To be released by Fin de Siècle Media on September 24, with English and Italian language options:

Directed by Mino Loy and written by none other than the legendary Ernesto Gastaldi.

More Castellari from Severin Films

Severin films have announced that they will release Enzo G. Castellari's war epic EAGLES OVER LONDON (La battaglia d'Inghilterra, 1969) starring Frederick Stafford, Van Johnson, Francisco Rabal, Ida Galli, Luigi Pistilli and Renzo Palmer. No release date yet, though... looking forward to it! More news as it unfolds.

Footprints aka Le orme to be released by Shameless?

Almar from Shameless wrote this in their official forum:

"As for SHAM020 - we really wanted to put out Footprints aka Le Orme but materials are a nightmare to the extent where we still do plan to do it but it can't be SHAM020..."

Fingers crossed!

Sister Emanuelle special edition DVD

Out now from Swedish company Njutafilms, special edition of Sister Emanuelle with both soft and hard versions. The hard version is a composite of several different sources and is in quite bad shape, the following comparison is from the soft version:

Njutafilms cover artwork

Severin Films


For more info, please visit http://www.njutafilms.com/.

söndag 24 augusti 2008

New US DVD label - Mya Communication

Promising new company with a couple of Italian cult films coming in November:

Provocation (Joe D'Amato, 1995)

The Virgo, The Taurus And The Capricorn (Luciano Martino, 1977)

Quando suona la campana - Italian only DVD

Coming from Italian company Surf, Italian options only...

Directed by Luigi Batzella and starring Brad Harris, Brigitte Skay, Gino Turini and Alfredo Rizzo.

Who Saw Her Die - now a little longer...

Coming from Shameless Screen Entertainment August 25:

The film will be presented restored with missing footage and remastered in 2.35:1 with English 2.0 sound. This, in my opinion, makes the Anchor Bay/Blue Underground release obsolete.

The fantastic soundtrack by Ennio Morricone is available from http://shop.findesieclemedia.com/.

Forthcoming Edgar Wallace double-feature

Coming October 7 from Retromedia:

The Curse of the Yellow Snake (Der Fluch der gelben Schlange, 1963)
The Phantom of Soho (Das Phantom von Soho, 1964)

Both anamorphic widescreen from 35mm.

Forthcoming peplums from Retromedia

Coming soon from Retromedia:

Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan (Riccardo Freda, 1961)

Il magnifico gladiatore (Alfonso Brescia, 1964)

Both in anamorphic widescreen from 35mm.