tisdag 29 september 2009

R1 DVD releases on January 26 2010

Mya Communication:
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)

Redemption:
Car Trouble (David Green, 1985)
Not Now Darling (Ray Cooney/David Croft, 1973)

Scorpion Releasing:
Goodbye Gemini (Alan Gibson, 1970)

Impulse Pictures:
Schulmädchen-Report 6: Was Eltern gern vertuschen möchten (Ernst Hofbauer, 1973)

måndag 21 september 2009

More euro goodies from Wild East

US company Wild East have announced the release of these two fine films:

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

GHOST STORY artwork and release date

This previously mentioned release has finally got some artwork and a definite date - October 26. Coming from UK company Nucleus Films. Here are the details:

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
Theatrical Trailer
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

KNIFE OF ICE on grey area R1 DVD

US company Wham! USA will release Umberto Lenzi's 1972 giallo KNIFE OF ICE aka IL COLTELLO DI GHIACCIO, starring Carroll Baker, on December 1.

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

British TV spy thriller on UK DVD

UK company Simply Media will release the UK 1976 TV mini series DANGEROUS KNOWLEDGE, directed by Alan Gibson and starring John Gregson. Release date is September 21.

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…

torsdag 10 september 2009

THE INTERNECINE PROJECT artwork and release date

It was previously reported that Code Red were preparing THE INTERNECINE PROJECT for DVD release. Instead, it will be released by Code Red offspring Scorpion Releasing on March 29, 2010.

måndag 7 september 2009

Goodbye Gemini from Scorpion Releasing in 2010

Alan Gibson's 1970 thriller GOODBYE GEMINI starring Judy Geeson, Martin Potter and Michael Redgrave will be released by US company Scorpion Releasing on February 23, 2010. More info when available.

tisdag 1 september 2009

ICONS OF SUSPENSE : New Hammer box set next year

Sony have announced a new box set to be released in 2010 - ICONS OF SUSPENSE. The films in the box will be:

STOP ME BEFORE I KILL
THE SNORKEL
THESE ARE THE DAMNED
NEVER TAKE CANDY FROM A STRANGER
CASH ON DEMAND
MANIAC

"As with the previous Hammer releases, we are dedicated to providing the longest, most original restored versions of these films possible."