onsdag 26 augusti 2009

OSS 117 on DVD and Blu-Ray in Germany

German company Magic Picture have announced that they will release Furia à Bahia pour OSS 117 (André Hunebelle, 1965) on DVD and Blu-Ray in October 2009. No info on language options yet, so fingers crossed!

onsdag 19 augusti 2009

THEY PAID WITH BULLETS new release date

TIEMPOS DE CHICAGO aka IL TEMPO DI CHARLESTON - CHICAGO 1929 aka THEY PAID WITH BULLETS (Julia Diamante, 1969) has finally got a new release date. According to German company Magic Picture they will now release it in October 2009, so hopefully no more delays.

Tech specs:
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1 (16:9)
Audio: English, German, Spanish
Run time: 84 mins

tisdag 18 augusti 2009

SEX AND THE OTHER WOMAN artwork

Coming from Odeon Entertainment on September 21 is SEX AND THE OTHER WOMAN, directed by Stanley A. Long in 1972. It's paired with THIS, THAT & THE OTHER aka A PROMISE IN BED (Derek Ford, 1969).

Synopses:
Stanley Long, who enjoyed a career spanning three decades directing, writing and producing exploitation films in Great Britain, was behind the camera for this sex-accented comedy-drama. SEX AND THE OTHER WOMAN tells four stories of previously faithful husbands who are lured into adultery by liberated but lascivious women who show little concern for the sanctity of marriage. SEX AND THE OTHER WOMAN stars Peggy Ann Clifford, Maggie Wright, Jane Cardew, and Felicity Devonshire.

In THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER, a bountiful blonde woman saves a despondent fellow from suicide and teaches him to love life again. Meanwhile a sexy aspiring actress seduces the son of a man whom she believes is a powerful producer, and a cabbie dreams of a world filled with bikini clad women and exotic dancers.

söndag 16 augusti 2009

SAHARA CROSS coming to R1 DVD

Tonino Valerii's desert action film SAHARA CROSS (1977) starring Franco Nero will be released by Televista on December 1. It's probably a direct port of the German DVD by New Entertainment World.

Tech specs:
Aspect ratio: Widescreen
Audio: English, Italian, French, German

Synopsis:
Franco Nero stars as the head of a team working for a giant oil company in Tunisia. When a member is murdered by terrorists, the rest of the team set off in a chase across the desert to get revenge. Along the way they find themselves involved in a robbery worth millions of dollars.

fredag 14 augusti 2009

R2 Hammer titles available for pre-order

To be released on September 21 and sold exclusively by MovieMail Online:

Camp on Blood Island
A Hammer production, in which, as World War II reaches kits end, a group of men, women and children, trapped by the Japanese invasion, are held captive in the Blood Island prison camp, under the sadistic command of Yamamitsu, who shoots prisoners for sport, and who has told his prisoners that he will kill them if Japan loses the war...
http://www.moviemail-online.co.uk/film/59713/Camp-on-Blood-Island/

The Damned
A Hammer production directed by Joseph Losey, in which a story of adolescent thugs led by Oliver Reed, combines with a disturbing science fiction story about the government raising radioactive children to populate the earth after the bomb.
http://www.moviemail-online.co.uk/film/59714/The-Damned-(Losey,-1963)/

Yesterday's Enemy
BAFTA-nominated Hammer film, in which, cut off by the Japanese advance into Burma, Captain Langford (Stanley Baker) and his exhausted British troops take over an enemy-held jungle village. Despite protestations from a padre and a war correspondent (Leo McKern), Langford orders that two innocent villagers should be shot to extract vital information - but his tactics return to haunt him when the Japanese retake the village.
http://www.moviemail-online.co.uk/film/59715/Yesterday's-Enemy/

måndag 10 augusti 2009

MUMSY, NANNY, SONNY AND GIRLY coming to R1 DVD

Code Red offspring Scorpion Releasing will release Freddie Francis' highly sought after 1970 thriller MUMSY, NANNY, SONNY AND GIRLY - stay tuned for more details.

söndag 9 augusti 2009

THE BUTTERCUP CHAIN from Sony US

The 1970 British drama THE BUTTERCUP CHAIN starring Hywel Bennett and Swedish superstar Sven-Bertil Taube will be released by Sony USA on September 8 as part of their Martini Movies product line.

Friendship, love and dependency are explored in this curious story of four inseparable friends: an emotionally unstable young man, his depressed sister, a kind Swedish architect, and a free-spirited American student touring Europe.

A MAN CALLED SLEDGE re-release in September

The 1970 spaghetti western A MAN CALLED SLEDGE starring James Garner has been out of print for a while, but will be re-released by Sony USA on September 1.

lördag 8 augusti 2009

Old news, I know... November 24 R1 titles

HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE
Gotho (Paul Naschy), a moronic hunchback employed in a hospital morgue, is deeply in love with Ilse (María Elena Arpón), but it's an ill-fated relationship. Ilsa is terminally ill with tuberculosis and dies shortly after. Out of his mind for the loss, Gotho steals her corpse, killing the medical students who are going to dissect it, and hides her in an underground crypt. Dr. Orla (Alberto Dalbés), a mad biologist, promises Gotho that he will revive Ilsa, but Gotho will have to provide him with dead - and live - bodies for his terrible experiments.

THE LAST DECAMERON
A joyful group of monks go to visit a group of nuns, and while they are all enjoying themselves they tell and listen some erotic stories. For one of his first erotic effort, cult director Joe D'Amato chooses the "decamerotica" genre, following the success Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Decameron (1971). The surrounding story has an unusual religious setting, which, at the time, caused a very harsh criticism of the movie.

ART OF LOVE
For the final film in his 'Immoral Trilogy', Borowczyk created one of the most lushly bizarre erotic tales of our time and perhaps the most ambitious work of his entire career. The setting is Rome, 8 A.D., where the poet Ovid watches over an epoch of forbidden seduction and unnatural acts among maidens, centurions, servant girls and the occasional farm animal.

HUMAN COBRAS
Gangster Tony Gardner (George Ardisson) receives news that his brother Johnny has been murdered. Watched at every turn by a mysterious figure, Tony manages to make contact with his brother's wife, Leslie (Erika Blanc), and uncovers evidence that a man by the name of Mortimer (Luciano Pigozzi) may be behind the assassination. Tony is able to track him down, but Mortimer is also murdered shortly after. Tony and Leslie must then go to Nairobi, Kenya, to find Johnny's other business partner, as everything seems to indicate that he's the murderer.

THE LADY MEDIC
Gianni (Alfredo Pea) wants to avoid in any way to undergo the military service, because this would mean a drawback for his working career. One of his friend suggests various ways of pretending to be unfit, but he will have to pass the test of the beautiful and sexy lady medic Elena (Edwige Fenech).

THE REAL EMANUELLE
Young engineer Francesco Ferraro (Enzo Bottesini) is sent to Smeraldo Island in the Seychelles to oversee the tests necessary to dig a silver mine. But Francesco must also find out what happened to his predecessor, vanished without trace. The island seems to be an Eden on Earth, and the native girls freely explore the joys of sex, but there is something in the dark working against Francesco, and a mysterious accident disables his delicate equipment.

THE CRICKET
Wilma Malinverni (Virna Lisi) is a former prostitute and an aged nightclub singer. After having been abruptly fired, she leaves with her only fan, a young naïve girl known as the cricket (Clio Goldsmith). On the road as prostitutes, they meet Annibale (Anthony Franciosa), and decide to help him with his road stop for truckers. The place is named "The Cricket" and business goes well, so that Wilma ends up marrying Annibale. Then Saveria (Barbara De Rossi), the 18 year old daughter of Wilma, arrives: she is a prostitute too and starts a chain of events that will end up in tragedy.

fredag 7 augusti 2009

HELL'S HEROES and more

The previously mentioned release of EROI DELL'INFERNO actually contains 4 films on 1 double-sided disc:

Mercenari dell'apocalisse (Leandro Lucchetti, 1986)
Widescreen (4:3), VHS sourced, asian non-removable subtitles

L'ultimo bus di guerra (Pierluigi Ciriaci, 1989)
Fullscreen, VHS sourced, asian non-removable subtitles

Un ponte per l'inferno (Umberto Lenzi, 1986)
Fullscreen, VHS sourced

Eroi dell'inferno (Stelvio Massi, 1987)
Widescreen (4:3), VHS sourced, cropped at the bottom to remove subtitles

All in all, rather disappointing to say the least...

måndag 3 augusti 2009

More D'Amato on grey area US disc

Coming from grey area US company Substance on October 27, widescreen, English audio, runtime 78 min.

The Treasures Of Pleasure Are For Sale In The Pleasure Shop On 7th Avenue!

Two crooks hold up a drug store in New York - unfortunately for them it is under the protection of the local mob boss, and they flee with $5,000 and hide out briefly in a porno Shop run by the good looking girlfriend of the local gang boss. They take her hostage, and drive off in her car to meet the black hustler who had set up the job. The three criminals decide their only option to escape the mob is to drive to Canada and hide out, and they plan to spend one night of the journey indoors by breaking into an empty country house near the border.