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Riverworld (TV) (Blu-ray) 08/04/20
Great Leap (The) AKA Der große Sprung - Eine 08/04/20
Mosaic (TV) (Blu-ray) 07/04/20
Dr. Cyclops AKA Doctor Cyclops (Blu-ray) 07/04/20
Titan (The) (Blu-ray) 06/04/20
Perfect Patient (The) AKA Quick (Blu-ray) 06/04/20
Must Have Been Love AKA En som deg AKA Kaksi 06/04/20
Long Live Your Death AKA Don't Turn the Other 06/04/20
Highway Racer AKA Poliziotto Sprint (Blu-ray) 06/04/20
Mystify: Michael Hutchence (Blu-ray) 06/04/20
186 Dollars to Freedom (Blu-ray) 06/04/20
Sudden Fury (Blu-ray) 05/04/20
Blood and Sand (Blu-ray) 05/04/20
Tin Cup (Blu-ray) 05/04/20
Growing Pains AKA Bad Manners (Blu-ray) 05/04/20
Cat and the Moon (The) (Blu-ray) 05/04/20
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens AK 04/04/20
Original Gangsters AKA Sultanes del Sur (Blu- 04/04/20
Madame (Blu-ray) 04/04/20
Phantoms AKA Dean Koontz's Phantoms (Blu-ray) 04/04/20

DVD ADDITIONS

Flintstones (The): Season 5 (TV) 07/04/20
Flintstones (The): Season 4 (TV) 07/04/20
King Cobra 07/04/20
Nevada Smith 06/04/20
Long Live Your Death AKA Don't Turn the Other 06/04/20
Sudden Fury 05/04/20
Man from Colorado (The) 05/04/20
Ewoks: The Battle For Endor AKA Star Wars: Ew 05/04/20
Born to Be King AKA Young and Dangerous Part 04/04/20
Time Zone Inn AKA Senza Distanza 04/04/20
Olive Tree (The) AKA El olivo 04/04/20
Breaking Out AKA Vägen ut 03/04/20
Parasite AKA Gisaengchung 02/04/20
We Shall Overcome AKA Drømmen 02/04/20
Childhood Friend (The) AKA L'amico d'infanzia 01/04/20
Demon 01/04/20
Alicia Keys: The Element of Freedom 01/04/20
Alicia Keys: The Diary 01/04/20
Best Defense AKA Best Defence 31/03/20
Shit Happens AKA Det blir aldrig som man tänk 30/03/20
Flintstones (The): Season 3 (TV) 30/03/20
Ketchup Effect (The) AKA Hip Hip Hora! 30/03/20
Carnal Olympics 29/03/20
Carnal Highways 29/03/20
Teaser AKA The Teaser 29/03/20
Mislayed Genie (The) AKA The Miss Layed Genie 29/03/20
Frankie and Johnnie... Were Lovers 29/03/20
Evening Star (The) 29/03/20
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell 29/03/20
Star AKA Zvezda 29/03/20

BLU-RAY UPDATES

Rio Grande (Blu-ray) 08/04/20
Talk to Me (Blu-ray) 08/04/20
Majestic (The) (Blu-ray) 08/04/20
Longest Day (The) (Blu-ray) 08/04/20
Whisper of the Heart AKA Mimi wo sumaseba (Bl 08/04/20
Man with the Golden Arm (The) (Blu-ray) 07/04/20
Ondine (Blu-ray) 07/04/20
Golem (The) AKA Der Golem, Wie Er In Die Welt 07/04/20
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope AKA Star W 07/04/20
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi AK 07/04/20
Battle of Britain (Blu-ray) 07/04/20
Long Live Your Death AKA Don't Turn the Other 07/04/20
Winchester (Blu-ray) 07/04/20
Chinatown (Blu-ray) 07/04/20
Futureworld (Blu-ray) 07/04/20
Love Is All You Need AKA Den skaldede frisør 06/04/20
Great Escape (The) (Blu-ray) 06/04/20
Philly Kid (The) AKA Brawler (Blu-ray) 06/04/20
Secondhand Lions (Blu-ray) 06/04/20
Record City (Blu-ray) 06/04/20

DVD UPDATES

Star Wars: A Musical Journey 08/04/20
Werewolf Shadow AKA La Noche De Walpurgis AKA 08/04/20
Man with the Golden Arm (The) 07/04/20
Golem (The) AKA Der Golem, Wie Er In Die Welt 07/04/20
Quick and the Dead (The) 07/04/20
Backlash 07/04/20
Earthquake 07/04/20
Tom Horn 07/04/20
Dr. Cyclops AKA Doctor Cyclops 07/04/20
Predator 07/04/20
Three Wishes for Cinderella AKA Tri orísky pr 07/04/20
Crocodile Dundee II AKA 'Crocodile' Dundee II 06/04/20
Crocodile Dundee AKA 'Crocodile' Dundee 06/04/20
It Came from Outer Space 06/04/20
Who Pays the Ferryman? (TV) 06/04/20
Penny and the Pownall Case 06/04/20
Jesus 06/04/20
Touch of Frost (A): Series 8 (TV) 05/04/20
Touch of Frost (A): Series 7 (TV) 05/04/20
Touch of Frost (A): Series 6 (TV) 05/04/20
El Dorado 05/04/20
Ride the High Country AKA Guns in the Afterno 05/04/20
South Park: Imaginationland (TV) 05/04/20
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 05/04/20
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 05/04/20
Ewok Adventure (The) AKA Caravan of Courage: 05/04/20
Eat Sleep Die AKA Äta sova dö 05/04/20
Tin Cup 05/04/20
Demonoid: Messenger of Death AKA Macabra 04/04/20
Jack Frost 04/04/20

NEWS

THE FILM DETECTIVE OFFERS A LAUGH TO SHUT-INS WITH FREE COMEDY/MOVIE MARATHONS IN APRIL

Tuesday 7th April 2020 - posted by Eric_Cotenas

While the theaters may be closed and many confined at home, one thing that offers a bit of respite in times of overwhelming news is the nostalgia of classic film and television.

Beginning April 1, The Film Detective is featuring a collection of classic comics on its live channel and adding more than a dozen comedies to its streaming library of over 1,000 classic film and television titles—and a variety of movie marathons.

April Fools’ Day will showcase the Golden Age’s favorite goofs—including The Three Stooges, Buster Keaton, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis and Abbott and Costello—for 24 hours of laughs on Sling, STIRR and DistroTV.

It wouldn’t be a month of classic comedy without Charlie Chaplin, so TFD is honoring the anniversary of The Tramp’s birthday on April 16! Favorites including The Kid (1921) and The Adventurer (1917) will be featured, as well as the tale of Chaplin’s rise to fame in Chaplin’s Art of Comedy (1966), from legendary independent filmmaker Sam Sherman. Chaplin’s birthday will be followed by a weekend-long marathon of comedy, from Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19. In times when everyone could use a laugh, no one fits the bill quite like Chaplin and his comedic peers of yesteryear.

Comedy marathons are only part of the events on TFD this month. To celebrate the 94th birthday of iconic film legend, Roger Corman, Sunday, April 5, TFD is featuring a Roger Cor-Marathon from 3:30 p.m.-midnight ET. A Bucket of Blood (1959), The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) and more will be featured to the delight of fans. Viewers can also enjoy exclusive commentary on Corman's classics from director Joe Dante and Roger Corman himself in Trailers from Hell videos, available on the TFD app.
Additionally, in honor of Easter on April 12, TFD will be stocking its streaming app with religious titles from The Cathedral Films Collection and The Loyola Films Collection, courtesy of Vision Video.

APRIL HAS FORGOTTEN GIALLI, KILLER DOLLS, AND HOLLYWOOD VAMPS FROM VINEGAR SYNDROME!

Wednesday 1st April 2020 - posted by Eric_Cotenas

Vinegar Syndrome’s JULY BUNDLE (also sold separately) includes the first title from their MGM deal PALE BLOOD, one really odd Italian and two little-seen Spanish giallo films, and the freaky nineties killer doll film DOLLY DEAREST rescued from out of print, overpriced, fullscreen DVD.

FORGOTTEN GIALLI: VOLUME ONE
A satisfyingly trashy low-budget Spanish giallo which inadvertently also ranks as one of the country's earliest proto-slashers, León Klimovsky's (The Vampire's Night Orgy) TRAUMA aka Violación Fatal is filled with gratuitous sex and nudity, along with bloody killings. Barely released outside of Spain, Vinegar Syndrome presents TRAUMA on Blu-ray, in a brand new 2K restoration of its camera negative and in its longest version ever presented on home video.
• Region Free Blu-ray
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm original negative
• Original Spanish language sound with newly translated English subtitles
• Historical commentary track with European cult cinema author Troy Howarth
• Promotional image gallery

A unique Spanish take on Agatha Christie's oft-adapted novel, and giallo source material favorite, And Then There Were None, exploitation auteur Javier Aguirre's (Count Dracula's Great Love) THE KILLER IS ONE OF 13 is uncharacteristically literary-in-structure, but never skimps on its requisite bloodshed. Featuring some of Spain's top genre film stars including Patty Shepard (Rest in Pieces), Jack Taylor (Female Vampire), and Paul Naschy in a supporting role, Vinegar Syndrome brings THE KILLER IS ONE OF 13 to Blu-ray, newly restored in 2K from its original negative and available in North America for the first time in any format.
• Region Free Blu-ray
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm original negative
• Original Spanish language sound with newly translated English subtitles
• Historical commentary with author and Editor-In-Chief of Diabolique Magazine Kat Ellinger
• Promotional image gallery

The only film credit from 'one-and-done' director, Helia Colombo, THE POLICE ARE BLUNDERING IN THE DARK is a satisfyingly sleazy and decidedly oddball giallo rarity, filled with bloody killings, plentiful nudity, wild plot twists, and plenty of general weirdness. Unseen outside of its native Italy, Vinegar Syndrome presents THE POLICE ARE BLUNDERING IN THE DARK in a fresh, 2K restoration of its original negative and in its first official home video release anywhere in the world.
• Region Free Blu-ray
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm original negative
• Original Italian language sound with newly translated English subtitles
• Historical audio essay with film historian and critic Rachael Nisbet
• Promotional image gallery

This limited edition and painstakingly crafted boxset (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to 5,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com! Note: this box includes three Blu-rays and cases (no DVDs).

DOLLY DEAREST
The sole horror feature directed by veteran exploitation crew-woman and actress, Maria Lease, and produced by Dan Cady (Grave of the Vampire), DOLLY DEAREST, takes a thematic nod from Child's Play while upping the weirdness. Starring Denise Crosby (Pet Sematary), Sam Bottoms (Apocalypse Now), and featuring a memorable supporting performance from Rip Torn (Men in Black), Vinegar Syndrome brings this early 90s cult favorite to Blu-ray for the very first time, in a brand new 2K restoration.
• Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm interpositive
• “Playing With Dolls” interview with lead actress Denise Crosby
• “Dressing the Part” interview with actor Ed Gale
• Reversible cover artwork
• SDH English subtitles

This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to 2,500 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

PALE BLOOD
A tense and sensual blending of supernatural mysticism and horror set in the neon tinged world of early 90s Hollywood, V.V. Dachin Hsu’s PALE BLOOD breathes depth and originality into the vampire genre. Colorfully photographed by Gerry Livley (Waxwork) and featuring supporting performances from Wings Hauser (Vice Squad) and Darcy DeMoss (Hardbodies), Vinegar Syndrome presents the world Blu-ray debut of PALE BLOOD in a brand new 2K restoration.
• Region A Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm interpositive
• “Understanding Immortality” interview with director V.V. Dachin Hsu
• “Acting With Eggs” interview with actress Darcy DeMoss
• Reversible cover artwork
• SDH English subtitles

This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to 2,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH, SATAN'S SLAVE, AND HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND FROM SEVERIN IN MAY

Sunday 29th March 2020 - posted by Eric_Cotenas

On May 26th, Severin Films is releasing a hat trick of seminal international horrors: Italian Giallo maestro Sergio Martino’s masterpiece THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH with giallo queen Edwige Fenech, the original Indonesian haunting masterpiece SATAN’S SLAVE, and long thought lost German mind melter HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND are all making their glorious high definition US disc debuts packed with bonus features!

THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH
A year before they stunned the genre with ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK, director Sergio Martino, co-writer Ernesto Gastaldi, and stars Edwige Fenech & George Hilton made their collaborative giallo debut with this “incredible piece of cinema” (Flickering Myth) that is “every bit as thrilling as Argento’s best” (Goomba Stomp): Fenech “at her most luminous” (Digitally Obsessed) stars as an unfaithful diplomat’s wife who finds herself hunted by a razor-wielding sex maniac while simultaneously haunted by her own depraved desires. Alberto de Mendoza (HORROR EXPRESS), Cristina Airoldi (TORSO) and Ivan Rassimov (EATEN ALIVE!) co-star in the “daring shocker that set the pace for years to come” (Mondo Digital) – also known as BLADE OF THE RIPPER and NEXT! – newly scanned in 4k from the internegative and loaded with new & archival Special Features.

Special Features:
• Audio Commentary with Kat Ellinger, Author Of 'All The Colors Of Sergio Martino'
• "Of Vice and Virtue" interview with director Sergio Martino
• "Cold As Ice" interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
• "Vienna Vice" interview with actor George Hilton and Italian genre historian Antonio Bruschini
• Archival interview with actress Edwige Fenech
• Introduction By actor George Hilton
• Theatrical Trailer
• CD Soundtrack (Limited to 3000 units, Blu-Ray edition only)

SATAN'S SLAVE
In 1980, Indonesian exploitation studio Rapi Films and writer/director Sisworo Gautama Putra (PRIMITIVES, THE WARRIOR) unleashed the singular chiller that rocked the Muslim nation, transformed the country’s genre film industry, and remains one of the most influential shockers in Asian horror history: While mourning the death of his mother, a troubled teen discovers a nightmare world of restless spirits, supernatural vengeance and occult terror with “an intense creepiness that stands the test of time” (The Jakarta Post). Ruth Pelupessy (THE SNAKE QUEEN) and W.D. Mochtar (MYSTICS IN BALI) star in this “classic from the Golden Age of Indonesian horror” (Monster!) – whose 2017 Joko Anwar remake became an international festival favorite and one of Indonesia’s biggest hits ever – now scanned from the original negative and packed with all-new Special Features.

Special Features:
• "Satan's Box Office" interview with producer Gope T. Samtani
• "Indonesian Atmosphere" interview with screenwriter Imam Tantowi
• "Satan's Slave Obsession" audio interview with remake director Joko Anwar

HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND
Produced in 1960 as BODY IN THE WEB, it became a notorious Adults Only feature throughout Europe(though banned in the UK). Three years later and sheared of its nudity, it was repackaged for American audiences as a brain-melting monster movie filled with stripper catfights, skimpy lingerie and radioactive arachnids. Alexander D’Arcy – whose Hollywood career ranged from Leo McCarey’s THE AWFUL TRUTH to Al Adamson’s BLOOD OF DRACULA’S CASTLE – and ‘The German Jayne Mansfield’ Barbara Valentin (BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ) star in “the ultimate exploitation movie” (PsychotronicReview.com), produced by Wolf C. Hartwig of BLOODY MOON and SCHOOLGIRL REPORT infamy. Severin Films is proud to present both the complete uncensored version – scanned from the Düsseldorf dupe negative – as well as the alternate U.S. release – scanned from a pristine low con print – now together for the first time.
Special Features:
• German Version with English and German audio options as well as English subtitles
• Alternate US Release Version - IT'S HOT IN PARADISE
• "The History of Spider Island" interview with film historian Prof. Dr. Marcus Stiglegger
• Audio Interview with actor Alexander D'Arcy by horror historian David Del Valle
• Alternate Clothed Scenes
• Theatrical Trailer
• Limited Edition Slip Case (Limited to 3000 units, Blu-Ray edition only)

Bundles, including goodies such as a terrifying SPIDER ISLAND figure and an original design STRANGE VICE T-shirt and reproductions of rare original French STRANGE VICE and SPIDER ISLAND Foto-Comics, published for the first time in English, are AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY from the severin webstore: www.severin-films.com.

Promo Trailer for May 2020 Releases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJgST80bDCA.

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