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Jess Franco’s TWO FEMALE SPIES WITH FLOWERED PANTIES arrives on SEVERIN Blu-ray!

Jess Franco’s Insane ‘70s Erotic Thriller.Restored In HD For The First Time Ever! First 3000 With Bonus DVD Of Alternate Spanish Version!

Severin Films once again delves into the musky netherworld of Euro-erotica with Jess Franco, the undisputed maestro of the genre. All the beauty and madness you’ve come to expect are present and accounted for in his thrilling 1980 motion picture TWO FEMALE SPIES WITH FLOWERED PANTIES, hitting DVD and Blu-Ray on August 29th. Franco tackles espionage the only way he knows how – sexily! The first 3000 Blu-rays will include a strictly limited DVD of the salacious alternate Spanish cut of the movie: OPAL OF FIRE, MERCHANTS OF SEX!

In this long-unseen shocker from the legendary Jess Franco (VAMPYROS LESBOS) pushes the limits of psycho-sexual insanity like never before: Lina Romay (of BARBED WIRE DOLLS and MACUMBA SEXUAL infamy) and Lynn Monteil (of Jean Rollin’s ZOMBIE LAKE and Franco’s SADOMANIA) star as a pair of cunning bisexual strippers released from prison to work undercover for the U.S. government. What follows is a deranged mélange of kinky threesomes, crazed S&M, depraved white slavers and audacious international politics that will leave even the most obsessive Franco fanatics slack-jawed in astonishment. Olivier Mathot (CANNIBAL TERROR), Joëlle Le Quément (WOMEN BEHIND BARS) and Claude Boisson (DEVIL HUNTER) co-star in this EuroSleaze rarity, now restored uncut in HD and loaded with exclusive Bonus Materials from the Franco archives.

Special Features:

*Two Cats In The Canaries: An Interview With Director Jess Franco

*Filmmaker Donald Farmer Interviews Longtime Franco Composer Daniel White

*Stephen Thrower on TWO FEMALE SPIES

*Location Out-takes

*Theatrical Trailer

Umberto Lenzi’s savage crime drama ALMOST HUMAN available now on SHAMELESS Blu-ray.

Umberto Lenzi’s ALMOST HUMAN is one of the most savage Italian crime movies ever made. Lenzi made 10 Poliziotteschi films during the ’70s and early ’80s and his take on the Italian crime genre was the most violent of all.

Made during a frenetic directing period for Lenzi alternating between Giallo and Poliziotteschi films.He had a dynamic run beginning with Gang War In Milan (’73), Spasmo (’74), Almost Human (’74), Eyeball (’75), Manhunt (’75) and Syndicate Sadists (’75). Among the other heavy hitters of Italian crime – Stelvio Massi was the king of the car chase and Enzo G.Castellari was the king of the action set piece but no other directors style has come close to the violence and savagery on display in a Lenzi film.He is notorious for it and genre fans love him for it!

Previously only available as a DVD from Shameless,the Blu-ray release of Almost Human is a revelation.I first saw this in an awful 4:3 VHS print almost 20 years ago.

Synopsis:Guilio Sacchi (Tomas Milian) is a small-time hood disillusioned with the crime syndicate for which he works. Looking to make some big money fast, he and some friends kidnap the beautiful Marilù (Laura Belli), the daughter of a billionaire and demand 500 million Lira as ransom. However, hot on his heels is Inspector Grandi (Henry Silva) a hardened cop who only becomes more hell-bent on catching Guilio and his gang with each corpse he finds! Director Lenzi reflects on the “Years of Lead” in Italy, a time when terrorists caused chaos and police action was judged as deficient.

 

 

 

Lowell Dean’s WOLFCOP 2: ANOTHER WOLFCOP poster and trailer revealed!

Alcoholic werewolf cop Lou Garou springs into action again when an eccentric businessman with evil intentions seduces Woodhaven’s residents with a new brewery and hockey team in this outrageous horror-comedy sequel.

 

Starring: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Laura Abramsen, Yannick Bisson, Jessica Hinkson and Serena Miller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNABELLE: CREATION New Trailer revealed. In Cinemas 11th August.

Uncover the next chapter in The Conjuring universe with new trailer for Annabelle: Creation arriving into cinemas August 11.
From the master of horror, James Wan and director of Lights Out, David F. Sandberg,  audiences will see how Annabelle was first brought to life.

In “Annabelle: Creation,” several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

Sandberg directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote “Annabelle.” The film stars Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre”), Talitha Bateman (“The 5th Wave”), Lulu Wilson (upcoming “Ouija 2,” “Deliver Us from Evil”), Philippa Coulthard (“After the Dark”), Grace Fulton (“Badland”), Lou Lou Safran (“The Choice”), Samara Lee (“Foxcatcher,” “The Last Witch Hunter”), Tayler Buck in her feature film debut, with Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s “Without a Trace”) and Miranda Otto (Showtime’s “Homeland,” “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy).Serving as executive producers on “Annabelle: Creation” are Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter and Hans Ritter.

Collaborating with Sandberg behind-the-scenes from his “Lights Out” team are production designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller and composer Benjamin Wallfisch; they are joined by director of photography Maxime Alexandre (“The Other Side of the Door”) and costume designer Leah Butler (“Paranormal Activity 3 & 4”).

 

Oliver Stone’s SEIZURE arrives on German Blu-ray.

Oliver Stone makes his directorial debut in this tale of macabre horror and suspense! Horror writer Edmund Blackstone (Jonathan Frid from TV’s Dark Shadows) sees his recurring nightmare come to chilling life one weekend evening when he and his family and friends are terrorized and killed off one by one by the Queen of Evil (Martine Beswick, Thunderball) and her servants, a dwarf named Spider (Hervé Villechaize, Fantasy Island), and a giant scar-faced strongman called Jackal (Henry Judd Baker, After Hours). Is this a nightmare, or the real thing? Watch this cult classic from a brand new HD master from the original vault elements! The stellar cast includes cult legend Mary Woronov (Eating Raoul), Troy Donahue (The Thrill-Kill Murders), Joseph Sirola (Hang Em High) and Richard Cox (Cruising).