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New Camera Onscura Title

Posted 2015-11-23 in


New Camera Onscura Title
New Camera Obscura release for January 'No, the Case Is Happily Resolved' available on both Blu Ray and DVD.

Appearing At...

Posted 2015-11-12 in


Appearing at...

Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be unable to attend the Birmingham NEC next weekend. This is a major blow as this is our favorite show and have been at every one for the last 4 years. We will hopefully be back in March and November 2016.

However we will be at the Newcastle Film and Comic Con the same weekend instead.

Newcastle Film & Comic Con 2015

Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd November

Metro Radio Arena, Arena Way, NE4 7NA

Saturday: 9.00am to 6pm
Sunday: 9.00am to 6pm


Count Dracula Is Arriving On Blu-Ray And Dvd This December From Severin Films

Posted 2015-11-04 in


 Count Dracula Is Arriving On Blu-ray And DVD This December From Severin Films

Completely Uncut & Re-Mastered In HD For The First Time Ever

Count Dracula
Label: Severin Films

Synopsis:

In 1970, cult director Jess Franco and screen legend Christopher Lee collaborated on what they promised would be the most faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel ever filmed. From its remarkable performances - including Lee as the Count, Herbert Lom (MARK OF THE DEVIL) as Van Helsing, Soledad Miranda (VAMPYROS LESBOS) as Lucy, Maria Rohm (VENUS IN FURS) as Mina, and authentic madman Klaus Kinski as Renfield - to its lush locations and atmosphere of sinister sensuality, it remains perhaps the most spellbinding version of Dracula in movie history. Fred Williams (SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY) and Paul Muller (NIGHTMARE CASTLE) co-star in this thrilling (Twins Of Evil) and fascinating (Arrow In The Head) horror classic, now fully restored, loaded with all-new Bonus Features, and re-mastered in high-definition for the first time ever.


Blu-ray + DVD
Label: Severin Films

Cat: SEV9847 Run Time: 98 minutes In English
Color Full Screen 1.33:1 Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo All Regions
Production year: 1970 Genre: Horror
Director: Jess Franco
Cast: Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Soledad Miranda, Maria Rohm, Klaus Kinski

Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary with David Del Valle and Actress Maria Rohm
  • Beloved Count - An Interview with Director Jess Franco
  • A Conversation with Jack Taylor
  • Handsome Harker - An Interview with Actor Fred Williams
  • Christopher Lee Reads Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Stake Holders - An Appreciation of Jess Franco's COUNT DRACULA by French Director Christophe Gans
    German Trailer
  • BONUS DISC: Cuadecuc Vampir- Pere Portabella's Expressionistic Behind-The-Scenes Feature



DVD
Label: Severin Films

Cat: SEV9830 Run Time: 98 minutes In English
Color Full Screen 1.33:1 Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo All Regions
Production year: 1970 Genre: Horror
Director: Jess Franco
Cast: Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Soledad Miranda, Maria Rohm, Klaus Kinski

Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary with David Del Valle and Actress Maria Rohm
  • Beloved Count - An Interview with Director Jess Franco
  • A Conversation with Jack Taylor
  • Handsome Harker - An Interview with Actor Fred Williams
  • Christopher Lee Reads Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Stake Holders - An Appreciation of Jess Franco's COUNT DRACULA by French Director Christophe Gans
    German Trailer
  • BONUS DISC: Cuadecuc Vampir- Pere Portabella's Expressionistic Behind-The-Scenes Feature

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

Nightmares In A Damaged Brain 35Mm Screening

Posted 2015-09-01 in


Nightmares In A Damaged Brain 35mm Screening

6 September 2015 · 7:30pm

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St Glasgow G2 3JD

As their contribution to this year's annual Scalarama festival, which celebrates the glory days of the infamous London flea-pit Scala Cinema, Strange Vice screen Romano Scavolini's 1981 twisted, gory and rarely-seen grindhouse classic from an original 35mm print.

Tickets available here.

Collectormania Glasgow 2015

Posted 2015-08-12 in


Collectormania Glasgow 2015

The Strange Vice stall will be here...

Saturday 22tnd - Sunday 23rd August 2015

Braehead Arena, G51 4BN

Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Single Day Early Entry Ticket

(Entry from 9am Saturday or 10am Sunday) - £15.00 each

Single Day Standard Ticket

(Entry from 11am Saturday or Sunday) - £8.00 each


Nightmares In A Damaged Brain 35Mm Screening

Posted 2015-08-06 in


Nightmares In A Damaged Brain 35mm Screening

6 September 2015 · 7:30pm

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St Glasgow G2 3JD

As their contribution to this year's annual Scalarama festival, which celebrates the glory days of the infamous London flea-pit Scala Cinema, Strange Vice screen Romano Scavolini's 1981 twisted, gory and rarely-seen grindhouse classic from an original 35mm print.

Tickets available here.

Klaus The Devil's Primate

Posted 2015-07-01 in


Klaus the Devil's Primate
Get your copy here for only £5!

New Mondo Macabro Releases Coming Soon

Posted 2015-06-28 in


New Mondo Macabro Releases Coming Soon
Mondo Macabro are releasing a series of Greek films kicking off with these two!
Both should be in stock at some point next month.

We'll Be Here

Posted 2015-06-16 in


We'll be here
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS SCREAM!!!


2 DAYS OF GRINDHOUSE MADNESS PAYING HOMAGE TO THE GLORY DAYS OF TIMES SQUARE,NEW YORK'S 42ND ST AT THE RAINBOW AND THE MOCKINBIRD THEATRE CUSTARD FACTORY BIRMINGHAM

FEAT. DRIVE IN CINEMA ,SPECIAL GUESTS + STALLS!!!!



TICKETS £25 WEEKEND PASS FOR ALL EVENTS -FIRST 50 TO RECEIVE SPECIAL GIFT PACKAGE!

OR:

FRI - DRIVE IN CINEMA RAINBOW ARENA

£10 Per person Seated or in vehicle)

SAT - CUSTARD FACTORY ALL DAYER +GUESTS /STALLS
£15 PER TICKET

TICKETLINK:

https://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/the-42nd-st-to-paradise-film-festival/10035634

26/6/15 - 27/6/15
RAINBOW VENUES +
CUSTARD FACTORY
BIRMINGHAM

A multi genre filmfest feat. Italian Poliziotteschi (cop films)/ Sci-Fi/Horror/Gangsploitation/Gore and much much more!!!

FRIDAY 26TH JUNE
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FOR THIS EVENT A DRIVE IN CINEMA WILL BE BUILT IN THE RAINBOW ARENA!!!

CRUISE IN OR TAKE A SEAT....

DRIVE IN WILL SCREEN:

TERRORVISION (1986)
DEADBEAT AT DAWN (1988)
+ SHORTS + TRAILER TRASH

VHS CARNIVAL + STALLS + MERCH (FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY!)

AFTERPARTY: SONIC WAVE CINEMA

Open call to choose your favourite cult film and cover the soundtrack in the genre of your choice! Application info coming soon!!!

SATURDAY 27TH JUNE
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THE MOCKINGBIRD THEATRE 3 - 10PM

Q+A With:

NORMAN J WARREN DIR. SATAN'S SLAVE/PREY/INSEMINOID

IAN MCCULLOCH (ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS.CONTAMINATION

  + GUESTS LEGENDARY HORROR FILM ARTISTS THOMAS 'THE DUDE DESIGNS' HODGE + GRAHAM HUMPHREYS - SELLING PRINTS AND BOOKS

Screenings of:

VIOLENT NAPLES (1976)
THE WIZARD OF GORE (1970 Orig)

VHS FOREVER + Q+A with Dir. Mark Williams

TICKET LINK: http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/the-42nd-st-to-paradise-film-festival/10035634


Christopher Lee 1922 - 2015

Posted 2015-06-11 in


christopher lee 1922 - 2015
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Coming Next Month

Posted 2015-06-11 in


Coming Next Month
Available on DVD, Blu Ray & DVD/Blu Ray/CD set

42Nd St To Paradise Film Festival

Posted 2015-05-22 in


42nd St to Paradise Film Festival
Gonna be here next month checking out the films and setting up stall on the Saturday.
Come check us out if you're gonna be at this and get your incredibly strange movie fix!