måndag 29 juni 2009


Reversible cover... english/italian audio, english subtitles

tisdag 23 juni 2009

THE HANGING WOMAN coming from Troma on September 29

Surprisingly, US company Troma have announced that they will release LA ORGÍA DE LOS MUERTOS aka THE HANGING WOMAN, a Spanish/Italian co-production directed in 1973 by José Luis Merino Starring Stelvio Rosi, Gérard Tichy and Paul Naschy as Igor. No tech specs yet, so fingers crossed that it will be a nice uncut widescreen print!

Press release:
Paul Naschy plays a supporting role as a deranged gravedigger in this zombie movie, set in a small highland village in 19th-century Scotland, where a stranger's arrival to claim an inheritance is met with apocalyptic visions and other evil omens. The town unearths a crypt full of horrors, including a devil-worshipping coven and throngs of the living dead.

lördag 20 juni 2009

Spanish/Italian gangster film from Savoy Film in July

German company Savoy Film have announced the release of the Spanish/Italian co-production LA BANDA DE LOS TRES CRISANTEMOS aka TRE PER UCCIDERE, directed in 1970 by Ignacio F. Iquino and starring Dean Reed, Fernando Sancho and Daniel Martin. The release date is July 24.

Tech specs:
Anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1
English and German audio
87 minutes

CRIMEBUSTERS on English-friendly DVD

Michele Massimo Tarantini's POLIZIOTTI VIOLENTI aka CRIMEBUSTERS (1976) starring Henry Silva and Antonio Sabato has been released by German company Eyecatcher Movies with two different covers.

Tech specs:
Anamorphic widescreen 1.78:1
English, Italian and German audio
90 minutes

tisdag 16 juni 2009

September 29 R1 releases covers and synopsis

One of the great taboo-smashers of the late '60s,directed by Tinto Brass, featuring interracial affairs, anti-Vietnam statements, violence versus sex. Attraction (Nerosubianco) will stun anyone expecting a standard softcore European sex flick as released originally in the US as The Artful Penetration of Barbara. Brace yourself for a whirlwind trip with a married woman (Anita Sanders) whose journey awakens her to the carnal offerings of an African-American man (Terry Carter), all set to by a searing soundtrack by Freedom, a tripped-out group formed from the remnants of Procol Harum.

A Hammer Horror-style thriller recreating the story of the (in)famous Irish body snatchers, Burke and Hare. In the early 1800s, the supply of corpses used for medical research were limited to those of executed criminals, leaving a great demand from medical schools. When a resident in Burke and Hare's boarding house dies, they recognize the business potential in grave-robbing. Demand for dead bodies grows so high, they start speeding up the death process on their victims! However, suspicions arise when they murder a man seen earlier that day...

Based on the play They Walk Alone by Max Catto, Daughter of Darkness (1948) is an atmospheric Gothic chiller following an Irish maid with an irresistible attraction to men. With the reputation as a temptress where even the local priest is attracted to her, she is forced to leave for England. Sexual desire soon descends into psychopathy, as she lures a carnival boxer and other men in her new town, whose desire for her results in their brutal downfall.

A young girl, Helga (Rosalba Neri), with two girlfriends goes to the Hornbergs' castle, a sixteenth century mansion which, according to popular belief, is the devil's dwelling. During the visit she comes across a portrait of a woman who looks much like her. The girls ask for hospitality to the sinister mansion's guardian, and during the night Helga dreams and lives the horrible events that happened to her many centuries before, when she became the demon's lover…

Cult director Sergio Martino, during the most glorious mondo years, delivered Naked and Violent, a documentary which unveils the brutality of the USA. Hidden behind a mask of perfection and justice, Naked and Violent traces the problems of American society in the 70s: from racial persecutions to the depraved sexual habits of the middle class, from the drug market to illegal gambling. Available for the first time ever in DVD, Naked and Violent is presented full and uncut.

Linda (Gioia Scola) and her lover Carlo (David Brandon) committed a horrible crime: eight years ago they murdered the woman's husband, while she was pregnant with his son. They hid the corpse and since then they are running a small hotel near a popular fishing lake. One rainy night a drifter named Marco (Urbano Barberini) arrives to the hotel, but he seems to know too many details about Linda's dead husband.

måndag 15 juni 2009


UK company Network DVD will release Ralph Thomas' spy spoof HOT ENOUGH FOR JUNE (1964) starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Koscina. The release date is July 20.

A struggling young writer, Nicholas Whistler, is sent on a seemingly innocent commercial assignment behind the Iron Curtain. On his arrival in Prague, everyone - including his beautiful chauffeuse, Vlasta - believes the Czech-speaking Nicholas to be a spy. It takes much time and adventure for him to realise it, but when he eventually discovers that he has been plunged into the world of international espionage, he is numb with horror. With his contacts gone, he is on his own, and must escape arrest and flee to England. But the secret police are close behind him…Dirk Bogarde stars as replacement agent number 008 opposite Yugoslavian-born screen siren Sylva Koscina in this satirical Cold War thriller. Scripted by Lukas Heller (The Dirty Dozen, The Flight of the Phoenix) and produced by the prolific and highly successful Betty Box, Hot Enough for June also features a supporting cast that includes Robert Morley, Leo McKern and John Le Mesurier.

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1, Run time: approx 100 min.

RIDER ON THE RAIN new release date

Finally a new release date - September 21. The UK DVD from Optimum Releasing will contain both English and French audio as well as English subtitles.

lördag 6 juni 2009

Forthcoming R1 titles September 29

Cult Epics:
Nerosubianco (Attraction, Tinto Brass 1969)

Burke & Hare (Vernon Sewell, 1972)
Daughter of Darkness (Lance Comfort, 1948)

Mya Communication:
L'amante del demonio (Lucifera - Demon Lover, Paolo Lombardo 1972)
America così nuda, così violenta (Naked and Violent, Sergio Martino 1970)
Fino alla morte (Until Death, Lamberto Bava 1987)

fredag 5 juni 2009

SUPERARGO coming to R1 DVD

US company Code Red wrote in their blog that Navarre will release the Italian superhero film L'invincibile Superman aka Superargo (Paolo Bianchini, 1968) as part of their Exploitation Cinema titles. Not much info except that comedians Cinema Head Cheese have recorded a "comedic commentary" for the DVD... more info soon!

2 Joe D'Amato films from Stormovie in July

On July 14, Italian company Stormovie will release the Joe D'Amato films ORGASMO NERO (Sex and Black Magic, 1980) and SESSO NERO (Black Sex, 1980).

Both will be in anamorphic widescreen 1.66:1, English and Italian audio and Italian subtitles. The same date, Stormovie will also release PORNO HOLOCAUST (1981).