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Luis Bacalov’ SUMMERTIME KILLER Vinyl OST coming from BeatBall/Light In The Attic.

Remastered from original stereo tapes.Features beautiful “old school” tip-on jacket and insert with rare photos and extensive linear notes.Limited splatter color vinyl.

 

The Summertime Killer, a crime movie and a love story, was directed in 1972 by Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi and starred Christopher Mitchum, Karl Malden, Olivia Hussey and Claudine Auger among others. Academy award winning composer Luis Bacalov wrote the score which perfectly reflects the core of the plot, with a strange mix of love and death.

Stephanie Rothman’s TERMINAL ISLAND (aka Knuckle-Men) DVD coming from Umbrella Entertainment.

America in the near future, the Supreme Court drops the death penalty in favour of an initiative that designates San Bruno island as a dumping spot for first-degree murder convicts, free to do what they like except leave. Surrounded by murderers and mayhem, without any law or law-keepers it is a living hell-on-earth!

This underrated exploitation classic, directed by Stephanie Rothman,features Phyllis ‘Sweet Sugar’ Davis and Roger E.Mosley and Tom Selleck who would both go on to appear in the hugely successful ‘Magnum P.I.’ Also starring Don ‘The Thing With Two Heads’ Marshall!

 

Jack Hill’s SPIDER BABY 50th Anniversary Blu-ray release coming July 2017 from Subkultur-Entertainment.

Extras:
– Audio commentary with Jack Hill and Sid Haig
– Making of: The Hatching of Spider Baby
– Spider Stravinsky:The Music of Ronald Stein
– Revisiting the Merrye House
– Alternative end sequence
– Deleted Scenes
– Poster and Stills gallery
– Trailer
– Booklet

 

 

Sergio Martino’s THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS WARDH slashes onto Blu-ray 10th July from Shameless!

A violent masterpiece directed by Sergio Martino (Torso). WILL BE RELEASED ON THE 10th JULY

An ambassador’s wife discovers that one of the men in her life – either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover – may be a vicious serial killer. This beautiful hypnotic film depicts a series of grisly murders, the victims of which all have some connection to our heroine, Mrs. Julie Wardh (the stunning queen of 1970′s Italian Giallo cinema: Edwige Fenech)

Voted one of the top Giallo’s ever, not only for its surreal S&M imagery featuring plenty of suspense, sleaze, nudity and gruesome killings but also because this is the film which placed Edwige Fenech (Strip Nude For Your Killer) in the hearts of besotted fans around the world.

Flying Lotus’ directorial debut KUSO comes to SHUDDER 21st July!

Think Frank ‘Brain Damage’ Henenlotter and Stuart ‘Society’ Gordon meeting Gaspar ‘Enter The Void’ Noe in a dirty alley!

FLYING LOTUS’S PSYCHEDELIC NIGHTMARE “KUSO” OOZES ITS WAY ONTO SHUDDER.

SHUDDER has announced today that it is acquiring North American and UK/Ireland rights to Flying Lotus’s psych-out nightmare KUSO. The film, which made a buzzy debut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, will be available on the premium thriller, suspense and horror video streaming service from 21 July.

KUSO marks the feature directorial debut from Steve, the filmmaking alter-ego of Steve Ellison, better known as music producer, DJ and rapper Flying Lotus. Ellison’s name has become synonymous with creative innovation, having released five seminal studio albums, a slew of audio-visual marvels and, in the process, gaining two Grammy nominations including one for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly.

Broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, KUSO depicts the aftermath of Los Angeles’s worst earthquake nightmare. Viewers travel between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived, experiencing a hallucination that feels like David Cronenberg meeting Ren & Stimpy.Using music, special effects and animation to take a unique look at the dark history of America, KUSO brings different characters and stories to the screen, and features a predominantly black cast. As an artist, renaissance man and auteur in the making, Steve’s work has been compared to the work of David Lynch and Matthew Barney.

Produced by Eddie Alcazar, and featuring Hannibal Buress (NEIGHBORS, Broad City), Anders Holm (Workaholics, The Mindy Project), Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Eastbound and Down), and iconic Funk musician George Clinton, the film also includes an original score and musical collaborations with Aphex Twin and Akira Yamaoka.