lördag 27 mars 2010

July 2010 R1 releases of interest

Mya Communication:

Naked Cities (I segreti della città più nude del mondo, Luciano Martino 1971)
Forbidden Passion (Appassionata, Gianluigi Calderone 1974)
Eros Perversion (Ron Wertheim, 1977)

Cult Epics:
The Guernica Tree (L'Arbre de Guernica, Fernando Arrabal, 1975)

fredag 19 mars 2010

MAROC 7 from Network DVD on April 12

Simon Grant is an undercover agent following glamorous fashion editor Louise Henderson and her entourage to Morocco. He suspects that their trip for a fashion shoot is in fact a cover for an international fraud operation. Grant is proved right, and after discovering the extent of the crime, he finds himself implicated in a murder. Someone is trying to frame him...With stunning location scenes and a star-studded cast that includes Cyd Charisse, Gene Barry, Leslie Phillips, Denholm Elliott and Elsa Martinelli, this atmospheric, fast-paced thriller is essential viewing for all fans of stylish ‘60s crime drama.

Digitally restored from its original film elements, Maroc 7 is presented here in its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1.

Special Features:
Original Theatrical Trailer
Three image galleries, including behind the scenes and publicity shots
Original publicity booklet PDF

torsdag 18 mars 2010

HORROR HOSPITAL from Dark Sky Films in June

Previously released by Elite Entertaiment in the US and Umbrella Entertainment in Australia, Dark Sky Films will release this 1973 gem directed by Anthony Balch on June 15. More info when available.

onsdag 17 mars 2010

June 29 DVD artwork and synopses

LORNA THE EXORCIST
Patrick, a rich businessman, celebrates his daughter Linda's 18th birthday by taking her and his wife to a famous casino resort in the south of France, where, 20 years earlier, he had won the money that enabled him to start his business and begin his rise to the top. At the casino he meets the beautiful and mysterious Lorna, whom he first encountered that night 20 years ago. She reminds him that he made a promise to her back then. She is the power behind his success and now she has returned to claim her reward - his daughter, Linda. A masterpiece of transgressive horror from Jess Franco.

LUST
She is restless and starving for emotions. Her husband is bored and wants desperately to spice up his sex life by pimping his wife to wealthy people of the upper class. But after a while the couple gets entangled in a web of deceit and paranoia that spins completely out of control. Soon reality and fantasy are completely mixed up while the sex gets hotter and spicier.

UPPERCUT MAN
Bob (Daniel Greene) tries desperately to make a living as a professional boxer, but the mean streets of New York are tough and deadly. One night he helps a girl who's been mugged by a vicious gang and soon finds himself hooked with the seedy underbelly of the fixed fighting of the city. Stubborn and proud, Bob wants to succeed on his own terms. He refuses to fix a fight and becomes a target for the mob. A late classic by maestro Sergio Martino, this impressive film stars Hollywood legend Ernest Borgnine and Italian screen veteran Giuliano Gemma.

NAKED OBSESSION
Mark (Steve Bond), a disgraced Miami police officer who was fired and turned snitch to avoid prison on charges that he was on the take, arrives in Buenos Aires after being hired to kill a gang leader. He gets an apartment to wait for the final order and hears sounds from next door of a woman crying, singing, and having passionate sex. Mark begins spying on the woman, Marina (Deborah Caprioglio), and her abusive boyfriend and it isn't long before Mark and Marina are having an affair of their own.

onsdag 3 mars 2010

WACKY TAXI / SUPERARGO DVD artwork

Here's the artwork for the upcoming double feature WACKY TAXI / SUPERARGO, to be released on April 27.

Giancarlo Soldi's NERO on DVD in Italy

Giancarlo Soldi's 1992 black comedy NERO, based on the novel by Tiziano Sclavi (Dylan Dog) and co-produced by Claudio Argento, has been released in Italy by Ripley's Home Video in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with Italian audio and English subtitles.