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New Severin Release In December

Posted 2015-10-17 in


new severin release in december

Axe / Kidnapped Coed
Label: Severin Films

Production years: 1977, 1976 Genre: Horror
Director: Frederick R. Friedel
Cast: Axe: Leslie Lee, Jack Canon, Ray Green
Cast: Kidnapped Coed: Jack Canon, Leslie Rivers, Gladys Lavitan

Blu-ray + CD
Cat: SEV9557 Run Time: 66, 75 minutes (141 TOTAL minutes)
In English - Audio also available in German mono
Color Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1 Dolby Digital Mono All Regions

DVD
Cat: SEV9915 Run Time: 66, 75 minutes (141 TOTAL minutes)
In English - Audio also available in German mono
Color Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1 Dolby Digital Mono All Regions

Synopsis:

In the mid-1970s, writer/producer/director/actor Frederick R. Friedel went to North Carolina to film a pair of enigmatic yet startling low-budget thrillers - AXE and KIDNAPPED CO-ED - only to see them both presumed lost to shady dealings, sudden tragedies, moral outrage and drive-in oblivion.

In AXE, depraved killers on the run hold a young woman and her invalid grandfather hostage in an isolated farmhouse.

In KIDNAPPED CO-ED, the teenage daughter of a wealthy family forms a perverse relationship with her abductor. Once thought doomed to drive-in obscurity, fans and grindhouse historians have begun to compare Freidel's films to those of David Lynch and Terrence Malick, and now the complete story behind this strange journey can finally be told.

Severin Films is proud to present both features restored from their original negatives, plus BLOODY BROTHERS, Friedel's recut of the two features as one twisted crime epic called BLOODY BROTHERS, and loaded with exclusive Bonus Features that reveal the startling saga behind the casts, crews, disastrous fate and surprising rediscovery of these nearly forgotten grindhouse/arthouse classics - the ultimate look at one of the most fascinating sagas in indie exploitation history!

Blu-ray Bonus Features:

  • AXE & KIDNAPPED COED- Audio Commentaries with Writer/Director Frederick R. Friedel, Production Manager Philip Smoot, Makeup Artist Worth Keeter
  • BLOOD BROTHERS feature
  • Audio Commentary with Nightmare USA Author Stephen Thrower
  • At Last... Total Terror! - The Amazing True Story of the Making of AXE & KIDNAPPED COED (61 minutes)
  • Moose Magic - The George Newman Shaw & John Willhelm Story (33 minutes)
  • Stephen Thrower on AXE & KIDNAPPED COED
  • Trailers, TV Spots & Radio Spots
  • BONUS CD: AXE & KIDNAPPED COED Original Motion Picture Soundtracks Plus Bonus Tracks By George Newman Shaw & John Willhelm

DVD Bonus Features:

  • AXE & KIDNAPPED COED- Audio Commentaries with Writer/Director Frederick R. Friedel, Production Manager Philip Smoot, Makeup Artist Worth Keeter
  • At Last... Total Terror! - The Amazing True Story of the Making of AXE & KIDNAPPED COED (61 minutes)
  • Stephen Thrower on AXE & KIDNAPPED COED (12 minutes)
  • Trailers, TV Spots & Radio Spots

Coming In December

Posted 2015-10-08 in


COMING IN DECEMBER

The long awaited release from Synapse is almost here featuring the full 160 min version

Synopsis:

YEARS IN THE MAKING! THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED RESTORATION OF THE UNDERGROUND FILM CLASSIC THUNDERCRACK! WILL FINALLY BE UNLEASHED TO THE PUBLIC!

Witness if you dare... THUNDERCRACK!... the world's only underground kinky art adult horror film, complete with four men, three women and rampaging circus animals. With the initial setup of an atmospheric gothic tale -- a dark and stormy night breakdown featuring a creepy old house on the hill -- it quickly turns into an eerie orgy of graphic humor, horror and sex. A tour de force of underground filmmaking with a plot beyond description, this film fully exposes itself with amazing dialogue and trash-noir lighting through which to peer at the pickles, the puke and the polymorphs.

In 1975, Curt McDowell and writer/actor George Kuchar created the exceptionally perverse and utterly brilliant THUNDERCRACK!, a film not recommended for those with tender sensibilities. A true cult classic that has shocked, excited and amazed audiences worldwide for 40 years, this presentation is the first ever official North American video release!

Blu-ray Bonus Features:

  • Rare archival interview segments with director Curt McDowell presented as audio commentary
  • BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE Bonus Feature - IT CAME FROM KUCHAR (87 minutes): Directed by Jennifer Kroot.
  • Documentary about the twin underground filmmakers George and Mike Kuchar
  • BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE: An additional BONUS DVD loaded with fun additional extras! Rare interviews, short films, THUNDERCRACK! audition footage, outtakes and MORE!

DVD Bonus Features:

  • Rare archival interview segments with director Curt McDowell presented as audio commentary
  • Chapter Selections

Coming Soon From Intervision

Posted 2015-10-01 in


coming soon from intervision

Synopsis:

For his second-to-last film, the late writer/director Bruno Mattei returned to the genre that established his reputation as a true Maestro of EuroSleaze: When a group of women are sentenced to a jungle hellhole prison known as The House of Lost Souls, they'll enter a sweaty nightmare of sadistic guards, menacing lesbians and rampant nudity. But Mattei -- here under his alias Vincent Dawn -- also packs his final babes-behind-bars saga with enough degradations, perversions, jaw-dropping violence and over-the-top performances to set all-new standards of genre depravity. Yvette Yzon (ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD), Dyane Craystan (ZOMBIES: THE BEGINNING) and Jim Gaines (ROBOWAR) star in this Philippines filth-fest produced by Giovanni Paolucci (MONDO CANNIBAL), now presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America!

Bonus Features:

  • Acting For Bruno: Featurette with Yvette Yzon and Alvin Anson
  • Prison Inferno: Featurette with producer Giovanni Paolucci and screenwriter Antonio Tentori
  • Trailer