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23 September 2018

Severin Films devours ANTHROPOPHAGOUS (review)

It's not the fear that tears you apart, it's ANTHROPOPHAGOUS.  ZOMBIE's Tisa Farrow accompanies a group of friends to a Greek island only to discover that it has been deserted and the only other living thing is a beast that craves human flesh.  George Eastman also stars.

REVIEW LINK: Severin Films (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

ANTHROPOPHAGOUS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the English dub and English subtitles for the Italian dub
  • "Don't Fear the Man-Easter" interview with writer/star Luigi Montefiori AKA George Eastman
  • "The Man Who Killed the Anthropophagus" interview with actor Saverio Vallone
  • "Cannibal Frenzy" interview with effects artist Pietro Tenoglio
  • "Brother and Sister in Editing" interview with editor Bruno Micheli
  • "Inside Zora's Mouth" interview with actress Zora Kerowa
  • Italian, British, and American Theatrical Trailers
  • Reversible Cover

Available directly from Severin Films in a bundle with a "Video Nasty" Slipcase and the film's sequel, or the Man-Eater bundle with slipcase, the sequel, CD soundtrack, enamel pins, T-shirt,and exclusive Anthropophagous plush doll.

Severin Films gets ABSURD (Review)

Joe D'Amato and George Eastman take on the slasher genre an ABSURD rip-off of HALLOWEEN in which a small town is terrorized by a mad killer whose path of carnage eventually settles on a house in the countryside where a nurse, a babysitter, a bratty little boy, and a paraplegic girl have been left alone for the night.  George Eastman, Annie Belle, and Edmund Purdom star.

REVIEW LINK: Severin Films (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

ABSURD Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen versions of the uncut English version and the Italian theatrical cut
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono (English version)
  • Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono (Italian version)
  • Optional English SDH and English subtitles
  • "The Return of The Grim Reaper" interview with actor/writer/co-producer Luigi Montefiori
  • "D'Amato on Video" archival video interview with director Joe D'Amato
  • "A Biker (Uncredited)" interview with filmmaker Michele Soavi
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • The first 2,500 copies come with a CD soundtrack composed by Carlo Maria Cordio (69 minutes)


Available directly from Severin Films in a bundle with a "Video Nasty" Slipcase for ANTHROPOPHAGOUS, or the Man-Eater bundle with slipcase, ANTHROPOPHAGOUS, ABSURD CD soundtrack, enamel pins, T-shirt,and exclusive Anthropophagous plush doll.

Vinegar Syndrome probes MEMORIES WITHIN MISS AGGIE (review)

Miss Aggie lives in the middle of nowhere with her wheelchair-bound companion Richard.  Although she believes her desires are long dead, she is haunted by the memory of how she and Richard met and a tragedy she can no longer remember.  A dark exploration of sexual repression directed by DEEP THROAT's Gerard Damiano and starring Kim Pope, Darby Lloyd Rains, Eric Edwards, and Harry Reems.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

MEMORIES WITHIN MISS AGGIE Blu-ray specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
The first 1,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome include a limited slipcover.

Vinegar Syndrome flips THE HOUSE ON TOMBSTONE HILL (review)

Released by Troma under the misleading title DEAD DUDES IN THE HOUSE, THE HOUSE ON TOMBSTONE HILL is about five friends who buy a mansion for a steal to fix it up only to discover that the old lady squatting on the property is a mad killer whose victims come back from the dead to keep the survivors from leaving.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

THE HOUSE ON TOMBSTONE HILL Blu-ray specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • "Three Dead Dudes" interview with actors Mark Zobian, Victor Verhaeghe and Douglas Gibson
  • Audio Interview with director James Riffel, moderated by Chris Poggiali
  • Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery
  • Reversible Cover

The first 1,500 units ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome include a limited slipcase.

21 September 2018

Scorpion Releasing investigates GIALLO IN VENICE (review)

A hard boilded, and hard boiled egg-eating, detective tries to tie the murders of a pleasure-loving young couple found beside the Venetian canals to an increasingly brutal series of murders in the sleazy and gory GIALLO IN VENICE from the director of PATRICK STILL LIVES and the producer of BURIAL GROUND.

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

GIALLO IN VENICE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth
  • Previews
  • Reversible Cover
  • Fold-out Poster
  • Limited Slipcover

Nucleus Films plucks DEATH LAID AN EGG (review)

Jean-Louis Trintignant, Gina Lollobrigida, Ewa Aulin, and Jean Sobieski tear each other apart... "then see what they do with the pieces" in Giulio Questi's completely bizarre giallo DEATH LAID AN EGG in which an industrialist plots to murder his chicken farm heiress wife to be with her younger cousin.


REVIEW LINK: Nucleus Films (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

DEATH LAID AN EGG Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen transfer of the director's cut (104 minutes)
  • English and Italian LPCM 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Entire alternate "Giallo Cut" of the film in HD
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Alan Jones and critic Kim Newman
  • "Discovering Questi" interview with BFI's James Blackford
  • "Sonic Explorations" interview with soundtrack collector/DJ Lovely Jon
  • "The Outsider: A Conversation with Giulio Questi" interview
    "Death Laid an Egg, a movie review by Antonio Brushini" featurette
  • BBFC Cuts
  • English Opening Credits
  • German Opening Credits
  • English Theatrical Trailer
  • Italian Theatrical Trailer
  • Promotional Gallery
  • Home Video Gallery
  • European Trash Cinema: "Death Laid an Egg"

Nucleus Films liberates LADY FRANKENSTEIN (review)

Nucleus Films answer Rob Zombie's question: "Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead?" with their extras-packed Blu-ray of the Italian horror film LADY FRANKENSTEIN.  When her father is murdered by his monster, Tanya Frankenstein and her father's assistant construct a monster to fight him; however, that is only her secondary goal since she really wants to create a man to satisfy her desires.  She's got the body, now she needs the perfect brain.  Joseph Cotten, Rosalba Neri, Paul Muller, Herbert Fux, and Mickey Hargitay star.

REVIEW LINK: Nucleus Films (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

LADY FRANKENSTEIN Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English and Italian LPCM 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film writer Alan Jones and film critic Kim Newman
  • Entire US alternate cut of the film (in HD)
  • "The Truth About Lady Frankenstein" 2007 German TV special with director Mel Welles and actors Herbert Fux and Rosalba Neri
  • "Piecing Together LADY FRANKENSTEIN" interview with film critic Julian Grainger
  • "The Lady and the Orgy" featurette on the Australian release of the film
  • BBFC Film Cuts
  • Clothed Alternate Takes
  • English Trailer
  • Italian Trailer
  • German Trailer
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailers and TV Spot
  • U.S. Radio Spot
  • Entire Italian Photo Novel for the Film
  • Home Video Gallery
  • Promotional Gallery
  • Thanks
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