måndag 31 maj 2010

IRON WARRIOR from Stormovie

Italian company Stormovie have released Alfonso Brescia's IRON WARRIOR from 1987, starring Miles O'Keefe.

Tech specs:
1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen
English and Italian audio
Italian subtitles

söndag 30 maj 2010

Italian cult film from Pegasus

UK budget label Pegasus have a few nice films coming, unfortunately at least two of them seem to be full screen transfers...

Casablanca Express (Sergio Martino, 1989)
Jason Connery and Francesco Quinn star alongside screen legend Donald Pleasence in this adventure thriller following the Allied attempt to transport Winston Churchill to Casablanca via train during the midst of World War Two. Despite the best laid diversion plans, news spreads that Churchill is aboard the train and it is quickly captured by a crack group of German paratroopers intent on kidnapping him and delivering him to Hitler in Berlin. A daring rescue attempt must be made if the lives of the civilian passengers and that of the British Prime Minister are to be saved.

Attentato ai tre grandi (Desert Commandos, Umberto Lenzi 1967)
As Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin prepared to meet at the Casablanca Conference in the midst of World War Two, a crack troop of Nazi assassins were making their way slowly through the African desert with only one objective - to kill the 'Big 3'. Disguised as British commandos, the men must avoid detection, repel hostile locals and survive the harsh surroundings if they are to complete their mission and return home alive.
Starcrash (Luigi Cozzi, 1978)
The entire galaxy is in peril and infamous space-smuggler Stella Star, the greatest star pilot ever to command a vessel, is its only hope. The evil Count Zartharn from the League of the Dark Worlds has constructed a weapon of limitless power capable of destroying anything in its path. Stella Star and her loyal crew must navigate the darkest corners of the solar system to find the Count's hideout and bring his reign of terror to an end. Originally released the year after 'Star Wars' and with a 'Barbarella' budget, this piece of cult cinema is a sexy space classic and a must see for all sci-fi fans. With the addition of a John Barry soundtrack that makes this DVD a collectable classic.

R1 DVD releases September 28

Mya Communication:
The Girl from Cortina (La Ragazza di Cortina, Maurizio Vanni 1994)
Red Hot Zorro (Les aventures galantes de Zorro, Gilbert Roussel 1972)

Redemption:
Not Now Darling (Ray Cooney/David Croft, 1973)

More goodies from Camera Obscura

German company Camera Obscura have announced some more good stuff for future release: Yang chi (Virgins of the Seven Seas, 1974) a German/Hong Kong co-production directed by Ernst Hofbauer and Chih-Hung Kuei - and Belve feroci (Wild Beasts, Franco Prosperi 1984). More info when available.

lördag 29 maj 2010

TROPIC OF CANCER from Camera Obscura

German company Camera Obscura recently announced that they have acquired the DVD rights for Al tropico del cancro (Gian Paolo Lomi / Edoardo Mulargia, 1972) starring Anthony Steffen and Anita Strindberg. It will have Italian and German audio with German and English subtitles. More info soon.

fredag 28 maj 2010

More Millington from Odeon on July 12

Alan Lake is David Galaxy, the playboy astrologer who beds beautiful young women as easily as he reads fortunes. His glamorous conquests include a high society debutante (sex superstar Mary Millington) and a busty beauty queen (real-life 'Miss Bournemouth' Rosemary England), but he soon finds himself on the wrong side of the law and not even his own horoscope can predict the future!
Bonus Features include Queen of the Blues (1979 - 62 Mins), Stills Gallery, Mary Millington Short Film and Booklet Notes.

First released at the Eros cinema on Piccadilly Circus in June 1979, this saucy sex comedy follows in the footsteps of Come Play with Me and The Playbirds and features a supporting cast of classic British actors including Bernie Winters, Anthony Booth, Kenny Lynch and the legendary Diana Dors.

onsdag 26 maj 2010

More Koch Media spaghettis...

More spaghetti westerns from German company Koch Media, to be released on July 2:


Le pistole non discutono
Director: Mario Caiano
Actors: Rod Cameron, Horst Frank, Ángel Aranda
Year: 1964
Run time: 90 min
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16:9)
Audio: English, German

Chiedi perdono a dio ... non a me
Director: Vincenzo Musolino
Actors: George Ardisson, Anthony Gidra, Peter Martell
Year: 1968
Run time: 89 min
Soundsystem: Dolby Digital 2.0
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (16:9)
Audio: German, Italian
Subtitles: German, (English?)

måndag 24 maj 2010

MINNESOTA CLAY from VCI on May 25

Wrongly convicted and sentenced, Minnesota Clay (Cameron Mitchell) breaks out of prison and begins a search for the man who can clear him. But can even a veteran gunslinger like Clay survive in the wild west when his eyesight is failing and his showdown skills depend on his hearing? Western drama is dished up Euro-style in this Italian-French-Spanish frontier tale in the "Man With No Name" tradition. Directed by Sergio Corbucci in 1965 and starring Cameron Mitchell.

Bonus Features:
Italian ending
Theatrical Trailer
 
Version: Widescreen
Runtime: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 - 16x9 Enhanced
Year: 1965
Audio: Mono
Language: English Dubbed

tisdag 18 maj 2010

SINNER from Mondo Macabro

Next up in Mondo Macabro's Jess Franco series is SINNER - The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac (Le journal intime d'une nymphomane, 1973) - expected release around September 28.

THE DEATH OF MARIO RICCI coming from Axiom Films

French/Swiss drama La mort de Mario Ricci directed in 1983 by Claude Goretta, starring such euro cult actors as Mimsy Farmer and Gian Maria Volonté - who won the award for best actor at Cannes Film Festival. DVD release by UK company Axiom Films on August 9.

lördag 15 maj 2010

New from Wild East

COMING SOON !!!


For the first time available on DVD in U.S.A

Tequila Joe (...e venne il tempo di uccidere, Enzo Dell'Aquila 1968) theatrical version in its original aspect ratio: 2:35 16x9 Anamorphic English language

Hole Between the Eyes! (Un buco in fronte, Giuseppe Vari 1968)theatrical version in its original aspect ratio: 2:35 16x9 Anamorphic English language

söndag 2 maj 2010

EMMANUELLE IN SOHO from Odeon on June 7

Set in London s notorious red-light district, Emmanuelle in Soho exposes the salacious world of back-street striptease shows, pornographers and the infamous casting couch . Fame hungry Emmanuelle (Mandy Miller) does whatever it takes to make it big, even if that means signing up with London s sleaziest porn agent (John M. East). Produced by David (Come Play with Me) Sullivan, Emmanuelle in Soho features tragic beauty Julie Lee in her only starring role, ably assisted by a bevy of gorgeous girls, including eye-popping cameos from sex queens Linzi Drew and Marie Harper. Released in July 1981, the movie became the very last blockbuster of the British sex comedy era, running solidly for 35 weeks in London alone. First ever UK DVD release of this hilarious David Sullivan Sex Comedy. Bonus feature: Hellcat s Mud Wrestling (Female Wrestling documentary) Original full frame ratio transfer with stereo soundtrack. Booklet notes by Simon Sheridan.