torsdag 31 december 2009
Banco á Bangkok pour OSS 117 (André Hunebelle, 1964)
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic widescreen
Audio: German, French
Release date: February 4, 2010
If there was something the Turks were great at- besides Superhero adaptations- that sure was Spy special treatments.
ALTIN COCUK was such a hit in 1966 that spawned 3 sequels in no time thus rendering the title hero more successful and cult than Mr. Bond himself! Luckily, the last surviving materials were found in pretty good condition, securing convenient entertainment through this worldwide DVD premiere.
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CELLAT (TURKISH DEATH WISH)!
Director: Memduh Un
Actors: Goksel Arsoy, Altan Gunbay, Sevda Nur, Reha Yurdakul
ULTRA-LIMITED EDITION OF 500 numbered copies
Turkish audio with English & Greek subs
Dolby Digital 2.0
INTERVIEW with Altan Gunbay
TURKISH INTRIGUE (Article on Turkish Spy Films)
Spy Films Selected Filmography
onsdag 30 december 2009
Kreola is a stunning woman happily married to her husband Andy, a successful photographer. Together they decide to fly to Santo Domingo due to a work assignment of Andy. The gorgeous island, hauntingly beautiful yet still savage and full of lusty temptations, proves to be lethal to Kreola's fidelity. When she meets fisherman Leon, she realizes that she will debase herself to the lowest level just to please the man's whims. Aflame with desire and lust, Kreola is caught in a whirlwind of violent emotions and no holds barred sex.
John is a British diplomat; he's married to Angela, a beautiful former model with a taste for hot lovemaking. But John doesn't want to be with Angela anymore and with his mistress Eva he comes up with a plan to kill his wife. Something goes awfully wrong: no longer the schemer and would-be killer, John finds himself on a deadly list. Who's the mastermind behind this setup? Gianni is running out of time and all odds are against him. Torn between Angela and Eva, he has to make a quick decision in order to stay alive!
THE SADIST WITH RED TEETH / FORBIDDEN PARIS
Vampires are in the public eye like never before. In books, TV and the movies, it seems audiences can't get enough of them. In this spirit we present one of the most original and yet rarely seen vampire films of them all. Since it was first mentioned in Barrie Pattison's Seal of Dracula, the groundbreaking book on vampire cinema, The Sadist with Red Teeth has been eagerly sought after by collectors. Long believed lost, we have now remastered the film from rare and newly rediscovered vault elements. Our special edition disc pairs the film with another sought after rarity - Forbidden Paris.
tisdag 29 december 2009
In London's sin-filled strip, there is one place where every man goes... Pussycat Alley... where everything happens!
In sixties London, two very different women share an apartment. Ginnie is an extravert and an accomplished seductress, Billa is jaded and world-weary. But they have one thing in common; they both work as night-club hostesses and dream of a better life. Used to depending upon each other, their friendship is tested when Ginnie falls in love with a wealthy married man. Billa, feeling abandoned and alone, stumbles into crisis, and Ginnie is forced to choose between the man she loves and her best friend.
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1 Widescreen
Starring: Sylvia Syms, Edward Judd, June Ritchie, William Hartnell
Director: Wolf Rilla
On a beautiful, isolated South Pacific island, a brutal ex-Nazi prison camp commandant and his sadistic followers have seized control from the native inhabitants. Having eliminated the native adult males, the commandant and his henchmen rule the remaining female population with forced hard labor and torture by day, and forced fulfillment of their carnal pleasures by night. The natives only hope for escape from this "Plantation in Hell," lies with the youngest guard, Hartman, who finds himself falling in love with the beautiful young native girl, Cora. Together they lead a desperate, bloody uprising for freedom and escape.
Widescreen, German and English audio.
fredag 25 december 2009
This weird Japanese film, directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi in 1977, will be released by Masters of Cinema on January 25, 2010.
An unforgettable mixture of bubblegum teen melodrama and grisly phantasmagoria, Obayashi’s deranged fairy tale House is one of Japanese cinema’s wildest supernatural ventures and a truly startling debut feature.
Distressed by her widowed father’s plans to remarry, Angel sets off with six of her schoolgirl friends in tow for a summer getaway in her aunt’s isolated mansion. But all is not well – in this house of dormant secrets, long-held emotional traumas have terrifyingly physical embodiments and the girls will have to use all their individual talents if any are to survive.
A rollercoaster ride without brakes, House is by turns sinister, hilarious and curiously touching, with ceaseless cinematic invention and a satirical, full-blooded approach to the horror genre. A gigantic smash upon its original release in Japan, the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present its UK premiere on DVD.
• Aspect ratio: 1.55:1
• New anamorphic transfer of the Toho restoration
• An extensive 90-minute selection of interviews with director Nobuhiko Obayashi, co-screenwriter Chigumi Obayashi, actress Kumiko Oba and Toho promotional executive Shoho Tomiyama
• Theatrical trailer
• A luxurious booklet, with new writing, stills, promotional material and more.
Brilliant Victorian aristocrat and scientist Sir Hugo Cunningham (Robert Stephens) has a morbid fascination with photographing the dead. But when his son's death in a horrific boating accident is caught on film he discovers that a mysterious creature (called the Asphyx) appears at the point of death to consume the soul.
Sir Hugo theorises that if he can capture the Asphyx when it appears and lock it away he can achieve immortality. Together with his soon to be son-in-law Giles (Robert Powell) Sir Hugo embarks on a dangerous and all-consuming quest, to give his family eternal life. But as his obsession takes over, his experiments start to go wrong...
The Asphyx Special Edition has been digitally remastered in HD from the original negatives by BBC Post Production. It is available for the first time in it's full widescreen glory and is presented here in both the UK and US Theatrical versions.
Please note: The best possible source elements were traced for the US version but the extended scenes have varying picture quality.
Both the UK and US Versions of the film.
Widescreen 2.35:1 HD Transfer Enhanced for 16x9 TVâ€™s sourced from the Original Negatives.
Restoring The Asphyx Featurette
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Take three men - all unlucky in love - introduce some lustful ladies and watch temperatures rise in this saucy classic from the Swinging Sixties! A young photographer's assistant, a suicidal loner and a cheeky cab driver all have girls on their mind, so when temptation calls none can resist a bit of this, that and the other!
Directed by sexploitation maestro Derek Ford, this rarely-seen movie stars an eclectic cast of famous faces including Victor Spinetti (A Hard Day's Night), TV satirist John Bird and a young Dennis Waterman in one of his earliest film roles. They are ably supported by a bevy of international beauties, notably Yutte Stensgaard (Lust for a Vampire), Valerie Leon (Carry On Girls) and Alexandra Bastedo (The Champions).)
Starring: Dennis Waterman, Victor Spinetti, John Bird, Vanda Hudson
tisdag 1 december 2009
The first three films in the previously mentioned Franco 70 - The De Nesle Years DVD collection is, according to Mondo Macabro:
Lorna the Exorcist (LORNA L'EXORCISTE)
Sinner (The Intimate Diary of a Nymphomaniac) (LE JOURNAL INTIME D'UNE NYMPHOMANE)
The Perverse Countess (LA COMTESSE PERVERSE)
Expect the first volume to be out around May 2010.
söndag 29 november 2009
Franco 70 - The De Nesle Years - Volume 1-3
No titles yet, the list below are the possible ones...
DRACULA CONTRA FRANKENSTEIN
LA MALDICION DE FRANKENSTEIN
LE JOURNAL INTIME D'UNE NYMPHOMANE
UN CAPTAIN DE QUINCE ANOS
PLAISIR A TROIS
LA COMTESSE PERVERSE
AL OTRO LADO DEL ESPEJO
LES EXPLOITS EROTIQUES DE MACISTE DANS L'ATLANTIDE
MACISTE CONTRA LA REINE DES AMAZONS
LES NONNES EN FOLIE
L'HOMME LE PLUS SEXY DU MONDE
torsdag 26 november 2009
onsdag 25 november 2009
tisdag 24 november 2009
Fleeing the scene of a botched bank robbery, the Clements brothers come across an isolated homestead. In an attempt to steal fresh horses, the trigger-happy youngest brother who blew the bank job bungles again, this time murdering Caulder, the landowner. His wife Hannie (Welch) is unable to fend off the three Clements alone. They rape her, steal her horses and burn her home to the ground. Bent on revenge Hannie teams up with Thomas Price (Robert Culp), a ruthless bounty hunter. She implores him to teach her how to kill. Reluctantly he agrees and together they set off in pursuit of the outlaws...
Brand new transfer in the original 2.35:1 Cinemascope ratio.
Blind Date (Appuntamento in nero, Antonio Bonifacio 1990)
Kreola (Antonio Bonifacio, 1993)
The Sadist with Red Teeth (Le Sadique aux dents rouges) / Forbidden Paris (Paris interdit) - Double Feature (Jean-Louis van Belle, 1971/1969)
THE MOONRAKER (1958)
Starring George Baker, Sylvia Syms,
Peter Arne and Marius Goring
Directed by David MacDonald
Out To Own On DVD January 18th 2010
It is 1651. The English Civil War has officially been over for two years, but the country is still split by the conflict between the Royalists, who want to see King Charles II on the throne, and the Roundheads, followers of Oliver Cromwell. The Roundheads’ most feared adversary is a Royalist known to them only as The Moonraker. His courage, skill with the sword and quick wits, have kept him at liberty despite all their efforts. Cromwell has become increasingly perturbed by the Moonraker’s activities and demands an all out campaign to capture him.
An exciting adventure story ensues, in the best swashbuckling tradition, complete with swordplay, moonlight rendezvous, double agents and a passionate romance.
Tech specs: R/T: 80 mins / Aspect ratio: 16:9 / Region: 2 / Pal / English Language /Mono / Colour
Agatha Christie Collection
Based on Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (1974)
Starring Oliver Reed, Elke Sommer, Richard Attenborough
And the voice of Orson Welles
Directed by Peter Collinson
Out To Own On DVD January 11th 2010
An aircraft to Isfahan brings eight passengers from different parts of the world. Each, unknown to the others, is bound to the same destination. Waiting for them at the airport are two servants, hired by an agency in Geneva to organise a house party, hosted by the mysterious Mr Owen. The passengers arrive and the mystery depens. At dinner the chair at the head of the table, reserved for Mr Owen is vacant. After dinner a voice on a tape recorder names each of the guests, including the servants and accuses them all of having committed a murder. With no way to escape the guests set out to find their mysterious host. But one by one the guests are killed off suggesting only that the killer is likely to be among them.
Tech specs: R/T: 95mins / Aspect ratio: 16:9 / Region: 2 / Pal / English Language / Mono / Colour
måndag 16 november 2009
Subtitles (forced): Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 anamorphic
Run Time: 92 minutes
måndag 9 november 2009
fredag 6 november 2009
torsdag 5 november 2009
THE INTERNECINE PROJECT
Hollywood legend and Academy Award® winner James Coburn stars as Prof. Robert Elliot, a former secret agent given the job opportunity of a lifetime: adviser to the President of the United States. However, he has some skeletons in his closet that need eliminating, namely the four people aware of his shady past. Elliot hatches a diabolical plot to get rid of his targets in one night, with no ties leading back to him...THE INTERNECINE PROJECT is a nerveshattering thriller that will grip you in suspense until the unpredictable surprise ending!
FERNANDO ARRABAL COLLECTION 2
The 3-Disc set includes- (1)Car Cemetery (1983): Combining punk rock and post-apocalyptic mayhem, Arrabal's outrageous adaptation of his infamous 1958 stage play is a gallows-humor romp in a wretched dystopia. One of Arrabal's most rare and wanted films. (2)The Emperor of Peru (1982): A charming and phantasmagoric children's film that stars Mickey Rooney. Rarely seen outside of a brief theatrical run and a long out-of-print videocassette release. (3)And three bonus films as part of the exclusive box set: Farewell, Babylon! (1992), Borges, Life of a Poet (1998) Arrabal, Panik Cineast (2007).
From the infamous Joe D'Amato – director of such EuroSleaze classics as EMANUELLE IN BANGKOK and PAPAYA: LOVE GODDESS OF THE CANNIBALS – comes perhaps his most sumptuous skin saga of all! Legendary sex goddess Laura Gemser (BLACK EMANUELLE) stars as an African princess brought home as a slave by a 1940s military officer, only to be sucked into a depraved new world of voyeurism, drugs, pornography, lesbian seduction, unholy nuns and more.
Combining punk rock and post-apocalyptic mayhem, Arrabal's outrageous adaptation of his infamous stage play is a gallows-humor romp in a wretched dystopia. The inhabitants of a junkyard at the edge of a nuclear crater live hand to mouth all the while being hounded by authorities from a corrupt government. Among them is Emanou (Alain Bashung RIP 2009), a punk rock star agitator doomed to betrayal by one of his own. A raucous and absurd retelling of the Christ story with thugs, murderers, pimps and punks, Car Cemetery is one of Fernando Arrabal's most rare and wanted films.
THE LAST GRENADE
In the tradition of THE WILD GEESE and THE DOGS OF WAR, comes THE LAST GRENADE! Major Harry Grigsby (Stanley Baker, ZULU, GUNS OF NAVARONE) has a mission...to seek out and destroy his former best friend, Kip Thompson (Alex Cord, tv's AIRWOLF). Kip changed sides and wiped out Grigsby's army and even left Grigsby for dead!When the HM Government contacts Grigsby to take Kip out, as he is now in Hong Kong causing international border incidents, Grigsby takes the job to get vengeance on his double-crossing friend.
ANNA - THE PLEASURE, THE TORMENT
International sex symbol Edwige Fenech stars as Anna, a girl as beautiful as she is naïve, who falls into an abusive relationship with international crime boss Guido. He soon forces Anna deep into the abyss of depravity, violence and prostitution and, looking to start a new life, she escapes from Guido and seeks the help of Lorenzo, a sensitive doctor. But Guido finds her and wants revenge on the woman whose life he has so ruthlessly controlled for so long. In the end, Anna has no choice left but to face her wicked tormenter and fight him with all her strength.
onsdag 4 november 2009
What they do together...is a crime !
SHIRLEY MACLAINE MICHAEL CAINE
Co-starring HERBERT LOM,
ROGER C. CARMEL, ARNOLD MOSS
Music by MAURICE JARRE
Screenplay by JACK DAVIES
and ALVIN SARGENT
One of the classic comic-heist movies of the 60’s, Ronald Neame’s Gambit stars Michael Caine as Harry Dean, the cockney con-man with the perfect plan to steal a priceless statue. He just needs the right accomplice to play the part of his wife and Shirley MacLaine’s Eurasian showgirl has just the face he’s looking for. Events don’t unfold quite as planned, but then little is what it seems in a plot that keeps the audience guessing as it twists and turns to the very end.
Having just played the role of Alfie to great acclaim, Michael Caine plays the loveable rogue with effortless cool once more.
Audio commentary by director Ronald Neame
Optional English subtitles for the hard of hearing
Original Ratio: 2.35:/16:9 anamorphic widescreen
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
Region Code 2
Running Time 104 MINS
tisdag 3 november 2009
Good news for Edgar Wallace spaghetti western and spy fans!
Five Golden Dragons (Jeremy Summers, 1966)
English, German audio
Both German and international versions
Coast of Skeletons (Robert Lynn, 1964)
English, German audio
Both German and international versions
Il Mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
English, German, Italian audio
We have also been told that Koch Media will release the Kommissar X films during 2010 - except for Kommissar X jagt die roten Tiger because of legal issues. More info when available.
onsdag 28 oktober 2009
måndag 26 oktober 2009
Anamorphic widescreen 1.66:1
English, Spanish and German audio
Run time 84 minutes.
fredag 23 oktober 2009
Car Cemetery (Le Cimetière des voitures, 1983)
Fernando Arrabal Collection Vol. 2
- Car Cemetery
- Emperor of Peru
- Farewell, Babylon
- Borges, Life of a Poet
- Arrabal, Panik Cineast
The Internecine Project (1974)
The Last Grenade (1970)
Anna: the Pleasure, the Torment (Anna, quel particolare piacere, 1973)
tisdag 20 oktober 2009
lördag 10 oktober 2009
onsdag 7 oktober 2009
In the age of Aquarius, the Gemini twins share everything: love...men...and murder!! Jacki (TO SIR WITH LOVE's Judy Geeson) and Julian (SATYRICON's Martin Potter) are 20-year-old twins with an unusually close relationship. Their bizarre fantasy world isshattered by the arrival of Clive, a London small-time criminal with a massive gambling debt. As the twins become exposed to the seamy underbelly of the swinging '60s London nightlife, their relationship becomes strained and twisted.
Four beautiful young women surrender to the fiendishly charm of Lucifer himself. But their nights of unholy pleasure have a price: they can't have sex with other men, for the Lord of Darkness is a very jealous lover indeed. The otherworldly fruits of these bestial couplings go by the names of Almarisa and Daria. While the former starts to loathe herself as soon as she realizes who her father really is, the latter perversely learns how to enjoy her devilish skills to wreak havoc in the human world. To put an end to her hellish endeavours, a very unlikely exorcist is enlisted.
SCHOOLGIRL REPORT VOL.6
Impulse Pictures presents the sixth volume of the best-selling SCHOOLGIRL REPORT erotic film series. After two students are caught doing "extra-curricular" activities in an abandoned school classroom, they plead their case to the student council. To the headmaster's surprise, the teen lovers expose what's REALLY going on in their school behind closed doors. SCHOOLGIRL REPORT 6: WHAT PARENTS WOULD GLADLY HUSH UP is a raunchy, sex-filled slice of German exploitation filmmaking.
How do Catholics enjoy sex when the always glowing threat of sin is bestowed upon them by God's rightful sword? Well, for starters you could seek out the advice of your local priest and try to work out issues that are obviously at odds like pleasure and guilt. A forgotten but very accurate portrait of mid-seventies Italy, the film captures some of the most sensitive problems that had to be faced by Catholic women like prenuptial intercourse, open weddings and homosexuality.
NOT NOW DARLING
The boss of an luxury London fur company falls for a mobster's moll. Scantily clad women in closets, mistaken identities, accusations and cover-ups run rampant as this simple transaction turns hilariously wrong! Starring the UK's favorite comedic talent Julie Ege, Leslie Philips and Barbara Windsor, Not Now Darling is a furiously funny British comedy classic filled with innuendo and fast-paced, quick-witted dialogue.
A new teacher (the breath-takingly hot Michela Miti) sets the hormones of the whole school on fire! She's lovely, beautiful, smart, and hotter than hell. Who cares about history, geography and math when every student in the room has their eyes firmly fixed on her miniskirt and her pants? Led by the laziest and most unlikely student of them all - the mighty cultural trash icon Alvaro Vitali, worshipped by cult director Eli Roth - the students set out to conquer the school's most cherished forbidden fruit.
Gerald and Jacqueline are a bored married couple in middle-class suburbia looking for some extra-marital action. While Gerald gets his thrills from a brand new E-type Jaguar, his wife takes the car salesman for a spin! Reminiscent of the Carry On series, this is a hilariously cheeky British comedy, never before released in the US, starring Julie Walters and Ian Charleson.
fredag 2 oktober 2009
onsdag 30 september 2009
tisdag 29 september 2009
Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1970)
Pierino contro tutti (Marino Girolami, 1981)
Un ombra nell'ombra (Pier Carpi, 1979)
Sesso in confessionale (Vittori De Sisti, 1974)
Car Trouble (David Green, 1985)
Not Now Darling (Ray Cooney/David Croft, 1973)
Goodbye Gemini (Alan Gibson, 1970)
Schulmädchen-Report 6: Was Eltern gern vertuschen möchten (Ernst Hofbauer, 1973)
måndag 21 september 2009
Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica (Damiano Damiani, 1971)
Special uncut version in its original aspect ratio 16x9 English language
Un verano para matar (Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi, 1972)
theatrical version in its original aspect ratio widescreen non- anamorphic English language
onsdag 16 september 2009
Revered, misunderstood and oft-discussed, Stephen Weeks' rarely seen 1974 dreamlike chiller is the absolute definition of a cult British Horror film. Set in 1930s England it tells of three former public schoolmates, Larry Dann (The Bill), Murray Melvin (The Devils) and the enigmatic Vivian Mackerrell (the inspiration for Bruce Robinson' s creation 'Withnail', seen here in his only major screen role), who reunite in a country mansion haunted by the spirit of insane former resident Marianne Faithfull (Girl on a Motorcycle). The haunting transports them to a surreal world of demonic dolls, sadistic doctors, incest and murder. Hammer fans will see Barbara Shelley (Dracula Prince Of Darkness) and Leigh Lawson (Hammer House Of Horror), among the cast, 'cult TV' enthusiasts will recognise Anthony Bate (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Beasts), and sitcom lovers will enjoy a cameo from Penelope Keith (The Good Life, To The Manor Born).
This combination of 1970s Britsploitation and 1930s quaintness, realised perfectly by Weeks and soundtracked by Pink Floyd collaborator Ron Geesin, have made Ghost Story legendary. Now, for the first time on DVD Nucleus Films proudly presents this pristine 2-disc collector's edition including Ghost Stories, an in-depth featurette about the curious tale about the making of the film, an audio commentary, a trailer and a selection of Weeks' fascinating early shorts and commercials including the previously unseen Tigon film 1917!
Two Disc Collector's Edition
Widescreen (1.85:1) Presentation Enhanced for 16x9 TVs
English 2.0 Mono
Ghost Stories - an all-new 60 minute featurette including interviews with Director/Producer Stephen Weeks, Actors Larry Dann and Murray Melvin, British Horror Icon Barbara Shelley, composer (and Pink Floyd collaborator) Ron Geesin, with comments from UK critic Kim Newman.
Audio Commentary with Stephen Weeks, moderated by Professor Samuel Umland
The Chelsea Cobbler store commercial
Alternate opening credits sequence
Stephen Weeks' The Making of Ghost Story (.pdf)
Plus 7 previously unseen early short films!
Owen's War (1965 / B+W / 10m)
Deserted Station (1965 / B+W / 7m)
The Camp (1965 / B+W / 4m)
Moods of a Victorian Church (1967 / Colour / 9m)
Two At Thursday (1968 / B+W / 10m)
1917 (1968 / Colour / 35m)
Flesh (1969 / Colour / 3m)
måndag 14 september 2009
Martha Caldwell (Carroll Baker) has been mute since a terrible accident killed her parents when she was a child. Since then she has lived with her wealthy uncle in the Spanish countryside. When Martha's cousin Jenny comes to visit, she is soon found dead. She seems to be the latest victim of a murderer who is killing pretty young girls in the area. As more and more bodies are found, people close to Martha fear that she is in danger. Is Martha the next victim, or is she somehow the reason for the killer's actions?
English audio, widescreen
John Gregson, Patrick Allen and Prunella Ransome star in ITV’s adaptation of N. J. Crisp’s exciting and treacherous spy thriller, available to own on DVD for the very first time. Once you’re in the spy game, you never leave. Kirby (John Gregson) is ex-Army Intelligence. Now he’s a mere insurance salesman. Or is he? Returning from a trip to France, Kirby finds himself being shadowed by two agents and the ‘innocent bystander’ who helps him escape just happens to be the daughter of a spymaster…