Archive for March 15, 2016

Vinegar Syndrome’s DOLEMITE Blu-ray premiere is unleashed 26th April 2016.

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Dolemite (Rudy Ray Moore), the baddest pimp in town, has just been released from prison, ready to take revenge on notorious gangster Willie Green (D’Urville Martin), who set him up on a phony drug charge and stole his club, The Total Experience.With the help of his friend Queen Bee (Lady Reed) and their band of Kung Fu fighting vixens, Dolemite takes on every “rat soup eatin’ motherfucker” in South Central.

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Acclaimed comedian Rudy Ray Moore’s outrageously funny and action packed blaxploitation classic, makes its worldwide blu-ray debut, fully restored in 2k from a recently discovered 35mm negative and loaded with extras, including a new making-of documentary by Elijah Drenner and a historical commentary track from Moore’s biographer Mark Murray, featuring interviews with Moore as well as co-stars Jerry Jones, Lady Reed, John Kerry, cinematographer Nick Von Sternberg and more!

 

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Directed by: D’Urville Martin
1975 / 90 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 & 1.33:1
Actors: Rudy Ray Moore, D’Urville Martin, Lady Reed, Jerry Jones.

• Region free Blu-ray and DVD combo pack.
• All extras on both formats.
• Scanned and restored in 2k from a newly discovered 35mm negative.
• Includes two framing options: the intended 1.85:1 widescreen version and an alternate full frame ‘boom mic’ version.
• “I, Dolemite” making-of documentary.
• “Lady Reed Uncut” featurette.
• “Locations: Then & Now” featurette.
• Historical commentary track by Rudy Ray Moore’s biographer, Mark Jason Murray.
• DOLEMITE – theatrical trailer.
• THE HUMAN TORNADO – theatrical trailer.
• Original cover artwork by Jay Shaw.
• Reversible cover artwork.
• English SDH Subtitles.

Luciano Ercoli’s Death Walks on High Heels and Death Walks at Midnight arrive on Blu-ray 28th March!

 

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Arrow Video will release Luciano Ercoli’s Italian horror classics Death Walks on High Heels and Death Walks at Midnight on Blu-ray in a beautifully restored, limited edition collection.

Emerging at the peak of the giallo boom of the early ’70s, Luciano Ercoli’s Death Walks films are two superlative examples of the genre linked by their shared casting of the stunning Nieves Navarro (billed under her adopted stage name of Susan Scott) as the lead woman in peril.

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In Death Walks on High Heels (1971), exotic dancer Nicole (Navarro), the daughter of a murdered jewel thief, finds herself terrorised by a black-clad assailant determined on procuring her father’s stolen gems. Fleeing Paris and her knife-wielding pursuer, Nicole arrives in London only to discover that death stalks her at every corner.

Returning in Death Walks at Midnight (1972), Navarro stars as Valentina – a model who, in the midst of a drug-fuelled photo shoot, witnesses a brutal murder in the apartment opposite hers. But when it becomes clear that the savage slaying she describes relates to a crime that took place six months earlier, the police are at a loss – forcing Valentina to solve the mystery alone. Offering up all the glamour, perversity and narrative twists and turns that are typical of the giallo genre at its best, Luciano Ercoli’s Death Walks on High Heels and Death Walks at Midnight anticipate the super-stylized trappings of Brian De Palma’s early psycho thrillers (most notably, Dressed to Kill).

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Special Features

  • Limited Edition boxed-set (3000 copies) containing Death Walks on High Heels and Death Walks at Midnight
  • Brand new 2K restorations of the films from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
  • Limited Edition 60-page booklet containing new writing on the films from authors Danny Shipka (Perverse Titillation: The Exploitation Cinema of Italy, Spain and France), Troy Howarth (So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films) and writer Leonard Jacobs

DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS

  • Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
  • Introduction to the film by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • From Spain with Love – featurette comprising newly-edited archive footage of director Luciano Ercoli and actress Nieves Navarro, interviewed at their home in Barcelona
  • Master of Giallo – screenwriter Gastaldi on Death Walks on High Heels and how to write a successful giallo
  • Death Walks to the Beat – a career-spanning interview with High Heels composer Stelvio Cipriani
  • Original Italian and English trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx

DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT

  • Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
  • Introduction to the film by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Extended TV version of the feature
  • Crime Does Pay – screenwriter Gastaldi reflects on his career in the crime film-writing business, including a look at Death Walks at Midnight
  • Desperately Seeking Susan – visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the distinctive giallo collaborations between director Luciano Ercoli and star Nieves Navarro
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx.

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Tragic Exorcism and The Night of the Devils Blu-ray’s coming from Le Chat Qui Fume.

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Tragic Exorcism and The Night of the Devils Blu-ray’s coming soon from France’s Le Chat Qui Fume.Blu-ray / DVD limited combo release of 1000 copies only.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR IN UK CINEMAS 4th MARCH.

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Directed by Johannes Roberts

Written by Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera
Starring Sarah Wayne Callies and Jeremy Sisto

A family lives an idyllic existence abroad until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. The inconsolable mother learns of an ancient ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye. She travels to an ancient temple, where a door serves as a mysterious portal between two worlds.  But when she disobeys a sacred warning to never open that door, she upsets the balance between life and death.