Italian-American actor and nightclub singer Duke Mitchell wrote, produced, directed and starred in this homemade answer to The Godfather, self-financed with earnings from his career as the self-proclaimed “Mr. Palm Springs.” Previously known for his Martin and Lewis act with Sammy Petrillo as seen in Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla, Duke plays the ruthless son of a Mafia kingpin who blasts his way through Hollywood on a bloody crime spree. Promising “more guts, more action, more dynamite” than the Mario Puzo gangster classic, Massacre Mafia Style delivers an onslaught of low-budget mayhem unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
The Blu-ray release of Massacre Mafia Style features a new high definition digital restoration of the film’s original director’s cut and mono soundtrack, utilizing the original film elements. Special features include: Interviews with Jeffrey Mitchell, Frankie Ray, George Jacobs, Jim LoBianco, and exploitation legend Matt Cimber / Almost one full hour of never-before-seen Duke Mitchell home movies / Lost audio recording – Duke Mitchell Live in Concert, June 9, 1960 / Bonus TV special – An Impressionistic Tribute to Jimmy Durante / Extensive still galleries, radio spots, and theatrical trailer / Glossy booklet with rare photos and liner notes by author David Szulkin / Spectacular new cover painting by renowned Los Angeles cult artist Dave Lebow / Beautiful embossed slip cover and other surprises!