lördag 31 juli 2010

THE VISITOR from Code Red finally gets a release date

Code Red's long awaited special edition release of Giulio Paradisi's STRIDULUM (1979) aka The Visitor has finally been given a release date - November 2, 2010! More info when available...

torsdag 29 juli 2010

HOTEL PARADISE coming to DVD in Sweden

Swedish company Njutafilms have announced their release of Edoardo Mulargia's 1980 action film Orinoco: Prigioniere del sesso aka Hotel Paradise in the fourth quarter of 2010. No tech specs at the moment, more info when available. More titles from Njutafilms in 2010 include: Hell of the Living Dead, Spider Baby, Wild Beasts, Porno Holocaust, SS Girls, Emmanuelle and the White Slave Trade, Burial Ground, Lady Libertine and Private Collections...

CRUCIBLE OF TERROR from Severin Films

US company Severin Films will release Ted Hooker's 1971 horror film CRUCIBLE OF TERROR on October 26. Previously released by Image Entertainment in the US and Cinema Club in the UK, Severin Films promise a new transfer.

tisdag 27 juli 2010

THE FISHMEN & THEIR QUEEN from Mya Communication

EDIT: Updated with cover artwork and synopsis

US company Mya Communication will release Sergio Martino's 1995 film La regina degli uomini pesce, the sequel to L'isola degli uomini pesce, and the release date is November 23.

After the fateful events depicted in "Island of The Fishmen", The Fishmen and Their Queen steps up the game. Two teenagers prowl a devastated landscape, polluted by radioactive waste in search for food. On their quest of survival, they meet Socrates, a man who takes them to an island that seems a far cry away from the urban misery they struggled in. But the two youngsters ignore that the island is ruled by a beautiful but ruthless queen whose slaves are the hideous fishmen.

lördag 24 juli 2010

Ken Russell's THE DEVILS on DVD in Spain

Warner Bros in Spain will release Ken Russell's THE DEVILS (1971) on July 28. According to online shops, the tech specs are:

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: English, Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish
Run Time: 111 min

torsdag 22 juli 2010

THE HANDS OF ORLAC on DVD in Italy

UPDATE: NO ENGLISH AUDIO, ONLY ITALIAN AND FRENCH!

Italian company Sinister Film have released Edmond T. Gréville's 1960 version of THE HANDS OF ORLAC, starring Mel Ferrer, Christopher Lee and Donald Pleasance. According to the online shop Kultvideo, the tech specs are:

Aspect ratio: 1.66:1 (16:9)
Audio: French, Italian
Subtitles: Italian
Run time: 104 min.

fredag 16 juli 2010

George Hilton double bill from Wild East

Uno di più all'inferno (Giovanni Fago, 1968)
Il momento di uccidere (Giuliano Carnimeo, 1968)

Release date to be confirmed...

måndag 12 juli 2010

THE NAKED EDGE coming from Cornerstone Media

Michael Anderson's 1961 thriller featuring Gary Cooper in his final role and an appearance by Peter Cushing, will be released by UK company Cornerstone Media on November 29.

George Radcliffe's testimony sends Donald Heath to prison for murder and the theft of over 60,000 pounds. Soon after, Radcliffe invests a large sum of money in an ultimately profitable business venture. Martha Radcliffe begins to suspect her husband of the crime.

fredag 9 juli 2010

THE MAN CALLED NOON coming from Odeon Entertainment

Peter Collinson's 1973 western film THE MAN CALLED NOON, starring Richard Crenna, Stephen Boyd, Farley Granger and Aldo Sambrell, will be released by Odeon Entertainment on August 23.

A gunslinger known as The Man Called Noon (Richard Crenna) loses his memory after being shot during a surprise attack. As he searches for his identity, it becomes clear that he is on a mission to avenge the deaths of his wife and child. He meets and befriends outlaw R. B. Rimes (Stephen Boyd) and he receives comfort from a lady named Fan (Rosanna Schiaffino). Together, they try to piece together the clues and discover who shot him and just who he is. The villain proves to be Judge Niland (Farley Granger), and the trio go to extraordinary lengths to put him out of action.

onsdag 7 juli 2010

Castellari's LIGHT BLAST from Code Red in October

Code Red will release Enzo G. Castellari's 1985 thriller Colpi di luce aka Light Blast, starring Erik Estrada, on October 12. More info when available.

PSYCHOMANIA from Severin Films

Severin Films have announced their release of Don Sharp's 1973 classic zombie biker film Psychomania. Previously released by Image Entertainment in 2000 as part of their Euroshock Collection, it's been out of print for a couple of years. Severin Films presents a brand new high definition transfer and cool extras - can't wait until October!

More info on DESIRABLE TEACHER 2 from Mya

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the classroom again, Alvaro Vitali is going to wreak all possible havoc on your senses! After the smash hit of the first installment, the usual suspects round up once more for your pleasure. The hellish kid with the face of Alvaro Vitali doesn't want to grow up and has his eyes firmly set on the curves of his new principal (played as usual by the smokin' hot Michela Miti). His grades are worse than ever but he doesn't care. He just wants to have fun and, well, to get laid. But that's easier said than done!

måndag 5 juli 2010

NIGHTMARE finally announced by Code Red

Code Red's most troubled production will finally hit the streets soon. In their official blog, they explain why it's not out yet and what to expect in terms of picture quality, supplements etc.

"In any event, the long wait is finally over. NIGHTMARE is coming to DVD in 2010 in its best possible presentation."

The release date has yet to be determined.

MORGIANA from Second Run DVD in September

Often described as the 'last' film of the Czech New Wave, Juraj Herz's delirious tale of terror is a fantastical and surreal phantasmagoria of dark desires and splintered minds. Morgiana, based on a short story by Aleksandr Grin, (the 'Russian Poe'), is the story of two sisters, Klára and Viktoria who live a life of decadent excess stranded somewhere between the mid-19th and early 20th century. Klára is blonde and beautiful, whilst Viktoria is ugly, sadistic, bursting with hate and jealousy - and hatches a terrible revenge by slowly poisoning her more popular sister. As the poison takes hold, Klára begins to lose grip on her sanity... Part fairy-tale, part Gothic horror Morgiana is a full-blown hallucinatory experience from the director of The Cremator (also available on Second Run DVD).

Release date: September 27

fredag 2 juli 2010

René Cardona Jr. adventure film in VCI "Family 4 pack"

ZINDY THE SWAMP BOY (Zindy, el fugitivo de los pantanos, René Cardona Jr. 1973) A grandfather and his young grandson named Zindy get lost in the jungle. During their attempt to find a way home, a terrible storm hits and Zindy’s grandfather is swallowed by the swamp. Zindy is left to raise himself in the jungle amongst the savage beasts. Zindy luckily finds the help of a new found friend, and together embark on an adventure that they will never forget. 87min, 1972, 1.33:1, Not Rated

The other films in the 4-pack:

GEORGE!: In this comedy, the quiet life of an airplane pilot (Marshall Thompson) living in Switzerland is terribly disrupted when his sister gets married for the fourth time and bequeaths him her 250-pound St. Bernard. The bachelor and the big slobbery dog do not immediately become friends. Later they bond when the St. Bernard saves the bachelor's life during an avalanche. 86min, 1972, 1.33:1, PG

FRASIER THE LOVEABLE LION: Professor Marvin Feldman (Michael Callan) loves animals more than the beings of the human race, including his students. He lives at home with his overbearing mother who calls his prized Amazonian parrot a "fancy chicken". Fortuitously, Marvin gets a chance to spend some time with a wildlife refuge in California. There, he is introduced to Frazier, an older lion whose youthfulness is still amazing. One day, Marvin travels alone to observe the lions when Frazier starts to talk with him...in English. Once word gets out that the king of the beasts is communicating with a human, the spotlight shines on the animal sanctuary. Does Frazier have something to tell and teach to the supposedly superior beings of this planet? 97min, 1973, 1.85:1, PG

MULE FEATHERS: Narrated by Don Knotts, the movie is about a roving preacher traveling the countryside in the company of a hilarious talking mule (voice by Don Knotts) and stumbles upon a search for hidden gold treasure that turns into a close encounter with an angry, grizzled Rory Calhoun. 90min, 1977, 1.33:1, PG