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30 March 2016

Paramount Pictures and CBS move in with THE ODD COUPLE: SEASON 1 (review)

FRIENDS' Matthew Perry and RENO 911's Thomas Lennon star in this new television adaptation of Neil Simon's stage play from the producers of TWO AND A HALF MEN and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES.  When obsessive-compulsive Felix's wife throws him out, he moves in with slovenly, loudmouth sportscaster Oscar.  Personalities clash as the two friends maneuver being roommates, dealing with their divorces, and wooing new women.

REVIEW LINK: Paramount Pictures/CBS (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

THE ODD COUPLE: SEASON 1 DVD specs:
  • Twelve episodes on two dual-layer DVDs
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Surround
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • "Season in Review: New Odd Couple, New Laughs" featurette
  • "Reviving THE ODD COUPLE" featurette
  • Gag Reel

28 March 2016

IndiePix braves THE WINTER (review)

In debt and unable to write, a Greek immigrant living in London escapes back to Greece and his late father's derelict family home in search of inspiration.  As he delves into his father's fantastical world, he is haunted by childhood memories and sinister apparitions that may or may not be the product of his father's imagination.

REVIEW LINK: IndiePix (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

THE WINTER DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.40:1 widescreen
  • Greek Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Burnt-in English subtitles
  • Featurettes:
    • "Becoming Niko"
    • "Family Ghost Stories"
    • "The House/Location Video"
    • "Developing the Look"
    • "Visual Effects"
  • "Trigitis" music video
  • Theatrical Trailer

DEATH WALKS TWICE for Arrow Video USA (review)

Susan Scott (SO SWEET SO DEAD) and Simon Andreu (NIGHT OF THE SORCERERS) headline this pair of giallo films by Luciano Ercoli (KILLER COP) scripted by Ernesto Gastaldi (THE WHIP AND THE BODY).  In DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS, cabaret artist Nicole flees Paris in the arms of a British doctor (ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST's Frank Wolff) from a masked assassin after a cache of stolen diamonds but finds more mystery on the chilly English seaside.  In DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT, photo model Valentina undergoes an experiment with a hallucinogenic drug for a magazine article.  Under the influence, she witnesses a brutal murder in the apartment across from hers only to learn that it happened six months before.  Her boyfriend, a reporter, and the police do not believe her, but the killer does and he is stalking her through Milan as she tries to solve the mystery herself.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video USA (US) Region A/B Blu-ray/Region 1/2 NTSC DVD Combo (DVD Drive-in)

DEATH WALKS TWICE Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Death Walks on High Heels (1971):
    • Blu-ray:
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
      • English and Italian LPCM 1.0 mono
    • DVD:
      • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
      • English and Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
    • Optional English subtitles for English dub and for Italian audio 
    • Audio  Commentary by Video Watchdog's Tim Lucas
    • Introduction by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
    • "From Spain with Love" (Interviews with Luciano Ercoli and Nieves Navarro, March 2012)
    • "Master of Giallo" (Interview with Ernesto Gastaldi, 2015)
    • "Death Walks to the Beat: An Interview with Stelvio Cipriani"
    • English and Italian Trailers
    • Reversible Sleeve
  • Death Walks at Midnight (1972):
    • Blu-ray:
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
      • English and Italian LPCM 1.0
    • DVD:
      • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
      • English and Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
    • Optional English subtitles for English dub and Italian audio 
    • Audio commentary by writer/film historian Tim Lucas
    • Introduction by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
    • Italian TV Version (106:04)
    • "Crime Does Pay" (Interview with Ernesto Gastaldi, 2015)
    • "Desperately Seeking Susan" (written and narrated by Michael MacKenzie)
    • Reversible Sleeve
  • Limited Edition 60-page booklet containing new writing from authors Danny Shipka (Perverse Titillation: The Exploitation Cinema of Italy, Spain and France), Troy Howarth (So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films) and writer Leonard Jacobs, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

26 March 2016

Vinegar Syndrome presents INFRASEXUM (review)

Carlos Tobalina's feature film debut is a delirious look at male impotency as randy Carlos attempts to reinvigorate the sex drive of middle-aged businessman Peter with a bevy of willing and charitable females.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

INFRASEXUM DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
  • Theatrical Trailer

22 March 2016

Vinegar Syndrome dazzles with BLUE ICE (review)

DRACULA SUCKS' Phillip Marshak pays homage to film noir (and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK) with the pornographic thriller BLUE ICE.  Card dealer Ted Singer is hired for the labyrinthine task of tracking down a book wanted by both gangsters and Nazis for its magic powers.  Hershel Savage, William Margold, and Jamie Gillis star.

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

BLUE ICE Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
  • Audio Commentary by actors Herschel Savage and William Margold
  • Reversible Cover

Vinegar Syndrome wallows with PIGS (review)

You may have seen it as PIGS or DADDY'S GIRL or DADDY'S DEADLY DARLING or LOVE EXORCIST or BLOOD PEN or ROADSIDE TORTURE CHAMBER but you've never seen PIGS in its director's cut until now.  The seventies arty grindhouse horror flick follows a runaway girl who becomes a waitress at an out of the way cafe whose owner keeps a pen of pigs who eat human flesh!

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

PIGS Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio Interview with cinematographer Glenn Roland
  • Interview with actress Toni Lawrence
  • Interview with composer Charles Bernstein
  • Poster and Artwork Gallery
  • "DADDY'S GIRL" alternate opening and closing sequences
  • Alternate "EXORCISM" opening
  • PIGS Theatrical Trailer
  • LOVE EXORCIST Reissue Trailer
  • Reversible Cover

18 March 2016

Severin Films deflowers FELICITY in HD! (review)

Australian erotica auteur John D. Lamond apes EMMANUELLE with FELICITY, the story of a Catholic schoolgirl who travels to Hong Kong for the holidays and exposed to the pleasures of the Orient in all their forms before finding true love.

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

FELICITY Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono and Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Audio Commentary by director John D. Lamond and actress Glory Annen
  • NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD interview outtakes with John D. Lamond, Glory Annen, cinematographer Garry Wapshott, and co-writer Alan Finney
  • Bonus Film: Australia After Dark (1975)
    • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.66:1 letterbox (MPEG-2 SD)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
    • Director's cut with footage not previously seen in America (longer than Intervision's previous DVD)
    • Audio Commentary by director John D. Lamond moderated by NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD's Mark Hartley
  • Bonus Film: The ABC of Love and Sex (1978)
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen (MPEG-2 SD)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
    • Audio Commentary by director John D. Lamond moderated by NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD's Mark Hartley
  • John D. Lamond Trailer Reel

Scream Factory exhibits DISTURBING BEHAVIOR (review)

James Marsden, Katie Holmes, and Nick Stahl star in this part X-FILES, part-SCREAM horror thriller from 1998 about misfits who discover something sinister behind the perfect pretty Blue Ribbon clique who rule the school.  Bruce Greenwood, Katherine Isabelle, and Steve Railback also star.

REVIEW LINK: Scream Factory/Shout! Factory (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

DISTURBING BEHAVIOR Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio commentary by director David Nutter
  • Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending with commentary by director David Nutter
  • Theatrical Trailer

16 March 2016

Scream Factory visits CHERRY FALLS (review)

Brittany Murphy, Michael Biehn, Candy Clark, and Jay Mohr star in the hip 2000 slasher CHERRY FALLS.  When teenagers learn that the town serial killer is targeting virgins, the news gives them the excuse for a mass cherry-popping party, but the sheriff's daughter decides to take matters into her own hands and catch the killer instead.

REVIEW LINK: Scream Factory/Shout! Factory (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

CHERRY FALLS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with Director Geoffrey Wright
  • "Lose It Or Die: The Untold Story Of CHERRY FALLS" featurette
  • "Cherry Falls Deputy: Amanda Anka" interview
  • Vintage Interviews with Brittany Murphy, Michael Biehn, Jay Mohr, and Geoffrey Wright
  • Behind the Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • BD-ROM: Original Script

14 March 2016

MVD Visual is COMIN' AT YA! in 3D (review)

Tony Anthony (GET MEAN) stars along with future Pedro Almadovar muse Victoria Abril in this spaghetti western cash-in on the eighties 3D craze as a young couple torn apart by bandits on their wedding day.  Left for dead, the groom arms himself to the teeth for an explosive rescue mission.

REVIEW LINK: MVD Visual (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

COMIN' AT YA! Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 MVC 2.35:1 widescreen
  • 3D and 2D versions
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
  • Promo
  • Trailer

Kino Lorber undergoes TRANSFORMATIONS (review)

Broadway's Rex Smith and Lisa Langlois (DEADLY EYES) star in this long-lost Empire Pictures quickie in which a smuggler crash-lands on a prison mining colony carrying a alien or possibly demonic plague that causes him to undergo a monstrous transformation that only pure love can reverse.

REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

TRANSFORMATIONS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen 
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono
  • Audio Commentary by director Jay Kamen
  • Interview with actress Lisa Langois
  • Interview with director Jay Kamen

12 March 2016

Arrow Video USA vents its RAGE OF HONOR (review)

When Argentinian drug lords torture and kill his partner, US Drug Enforcement officer Shiro hands in his badge and heads south of the border to seek revenge.  REVENGE OF THE NINJA's Sho Kosugi stars.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video USA (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

RAGE OF HONOR Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • "Sho and Tell: Part 2" interview with star Sho Kosugi
  • Interview with composer Stelvio Cipriani
  • "American Ninjas" Chris Poggiali on the rise of the Ninja film in the 1980s
  • Sho Kosugi Trailer Gallery
  • Liner Notes Booklet
  • Reversible Cover

Arrow Video USA must PRAY FOR DEATH (review)

ENTER THE NINJA's Sho Kosugi stars as mild-mannered food executive Akira who sets off with his family for America to start his own business.  When the property they buy turns out to be the drop-off point for corrupt cops selling seized evidence, a missing necklace has the criminals mistakenly going after the Japanese family.  Having turned his back on the ways of the ninja, Akira steps back into the shadows to show criminals what happens when they mess with his family.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video USA (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

PRAY FOR DEATH Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Unrated (98:27) and R-rated (94:31) versions of the film
  • "Sho and Tell Part 1: Birth of a Ninja" interview with star Sho Kosugi
  • Sho Kosugi and "Martial Arts Forms"
  • Sho Kosugi Trailer Gallery
  • Liner Notes Booklet
  • Reversible Cover

10 March 2016

Sony Pictures Classics dissects TRUTH (review)

Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace, Elizabeth Moss, and Dennis Quaid head an all-star cast in this provocative account of the scandal that lead to Dan Rather stepping down from the Nightly News over a 60 Minutes story about President George W. Bush's National Guard Service records.

REVIEW LINK: Sony Pictures Classics (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

TRUTH Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.40:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and English Descriptive Audio Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Optional English and English SDH subtitles
  • Audio commentary with Writer/Director James Vanderbilt and Producers Brad Fischer and William Sherak
  • Deleted Scenes
  • "The Reason for Being" featurette
  • "The Team" featurette
  • Q&A with Cate Blanchett, Elisabeth Moss, and Director/Writer James Vanderbilt
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Previews

LionsGate presents MISS YOU ALREADY (review)

Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore star in TWILIGHT director Catherine Hardwicke's BEACHES for the new generation as lifelong friends whose carefree lives are thrown for a tragic loop when one of them is diagnosed with breast cancer.  Dominic Cooper, Paddy Considine, and Jacqueline Bisset also star.

REVIEW LINK: LionsGate (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

MISS YOU ALREADY Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.40:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English, English SDH, and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Catherine Hardwicke and associate producers Jeff Toye & Jamie Holt
  • "With Love: Making MISS YOU ALREADY" featurette
  • "The Crazy Ones" music video by Paloma Faith
  • "There's a Place" music video by The All-American Rejects
  • On-set Selfies
  • A Director's Lookbook for Milly's Party
  • Deleted Scenes (with optional commentary)
  • Previews

08 March 2016

Broadgreen Pictures presents I SMILE BACK (review)

Comedian Sarah Silverman (THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY) turns her talents to drama in this searing suburban tragedy.  Laney has it all: a loving husband, two adorable children, an expensive house, and an SUV, but something inside of her is broken.  She leads a double life of infidelity and drugs that she can no longer hide.  When she sees the effect her reckless behavior is having on her loved ones, she tries to confront it but is ill-prepared for the darkness within her.

REVIEW: Broadgreen Pictures (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

I SMILE BACK DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.40:1 widescreen
  • English and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • "Sarah Silverman Q and A at tiff.40" featurette
  • Previews

06 March 2016

LionsGate handles an EXTRACTION (review)

When CIA analyst Harry Turner's (Kellan Lutz) retired operative father (Bruce Willis) is abducted during the handover of an advanced hacking device, Harry mounts an unsanctioned rescue mission to find his father and keep the device from being used by enemy hands.

REVIEW LINK: LionsGate (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

EXTRACTION Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen (cropped from 2.40:1)
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English, English SDH, and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Steven C. Miller and actor Kellan Lutz
  • The Making of EXTRACTION
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • Extended Interviews with director Steven C. Miller, actor Kellan Lutz, actress Gina Carano, actor D.B. Sweeney, actor Dan Bilzerian, actor Joshua Mikel, and director of photography Brandon Cox
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Previews
  • Digital Download Code

LionsGate spies on MI-5 (review)

Peter Firth, Kit Harrington, Tuppence Middleton, and Jennifer Ehle star in this feature film spin-off of the long-running BBC series SPOOKS (which played on PBS as MI-5).  When MI-5 director Pearce takes the fall for the escape of an American terrorist, he goes off the radar to find him himself with the help of a a decommissioned young operative before the terrorist can wage an attack on London.

REVIEW LINK: LionsGate (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

MI-5 Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.40:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English, English SDH, and Spanish subtitles
  • Making-of featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Previews
  • Digital Download Code

Vinegar Syndrome charts SEX AND ASTROLOGY (Review)

Before DEEP THROAT and BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR, exploitation producer Matt Cimber tried his hand at the still legally dubious hardcore genre with a string of instructional sex films with hardcore content.  In SEX AND ASTROLOGY, the audience attends a feast for Venus, goddess of love, and learns about the sexual temperaments of each of the twelve signs of the Zodiac.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

SEX AND ASTROLOGY DVD specs:
  • 2K scan of 16mm archival elements
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
  • Theatrical Trailer

Arrow Video USA unveils the AMERICAN HORROR PROJECT (review)

Arrow Video and NIGHTMARE U.S.A. author Stephen Thrower give a second life to three undeservedly obscure horror films of the seventies in the ambitious boxed set AMERICAN HORROR PROJECT.  In THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA, Millie Perkins (THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK) is a Santa Monica Pier barmaid whose repressed childhood memories drive her to seduce and kill men who remind her of her father.  In THE PREMONITION, a woman's nightmares may be the only way of finding her adopted daughter who has been taken by the girl's unstable mother and killer clown boyfriend.  Sharon Farrell and Richard Lynch star.  In MALATESTA'S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD, an amusement park on its last legs hides a cannibalistic cult who pray on the pockets and then the flesh of unsuspecting investors.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video USA (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/DVD combo (DVD Drive-in)

AMERICAN HORROR PROJECT VOLUME ONE Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976):
    • Blu-ray:
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
      • English LPCM 1.0 mono
    • DVD
      • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
      • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
    • Optional English SDH subtitles
    • Optional Introduction by co-curator Stephen Thrower
    • Audio Commentary by diretor Matt Cimber, director of photography Dean Cundey, and actress Millie Perkins
    • "Tides and Nightmares" featurette with director Matt Cimber, director of photography Dean Cundey, and actors Millie Perkins and John Goff
    • "A Maiden's Voyage" archival featurette featuring interviews with director Matt Cimber, director of photography Dean Cundey, and actress Millie Perkins
    • "Lost at Sea" interview with director Matt Cimber
  • The Premonition (1976):
    • Blu-ray:
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
      • English LPCM 1.0 mono
    • DVD:
      • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
      • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
    • Optional English SDH subtitles
    • Optional Introduction by co-curator Stephen Thrower
    • Audio Commentary by director Robert Allen Schnitzer
    • Isolated Music Score
    • "Pictures with a Premonition" featurette with director Robert Allen Schnitzer, composer Henry Mollicone, and cinematographer Victor Milt
    • Archival Interviews with director Robert Allen Schnitzer and Richard Lynch
    • Robert Allen Schnitzer Short Films "Terminal Point", "Vernal Equinox", and "A Rumbling in the Land"
    • Peace Spots
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
  • Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (1973):
    • Blu-ray:
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
      • English LPCM 1.0 mono
    • DVD:
      • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
      • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
    • Optional English SDH subtitles 
    • Optional Introduction by co-curator Stephen Thrower
    • Audio Commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith
    • "The Secrets of Malatesta" interview with director Christopher Speeth
    • "Crimson Speak" interview with writer Werner Liepolt
    • "Malatesta's Underground" interview with art directors Richard Stange and Alan Johnson
    • Outtakes
    • Gallery
    • BD-ROM AND DVD-ROM: Screenplay (.pdf)
  • DVDs of all three films and extras
  • Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
  • "American Horror Project Journal Volume I" – Limited Edition 60-page booklet featuring new articles on the films from Kim Newman (Nightmare Movies), Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women) and Brian Albright (Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990)

02 March 2016

Scorpion Releasing trains MONSTER DOG (review)

Rocker Alice Cooper stars in this oddball American horror film produced in Spain and directed by an Italian.  Rock singer Vince Raven returns to his gothic family homestead to recharge his creative batteries just as the surrounding town is being ravaged by a spate of killings by a pack of mad dogs the villagers believe are commanded by a werewolf.

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

MONSTER DOG Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono
  • "Lord of the Dog" interviews with director Claudio Fragasso, writer Rosella Drudi, and production manager Roberto Bessi
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Three Trailers for the film
  • Still Gallery

Severin Films sizes up THE SINFUL DWARF (Review)

The notorious seventies grindhouse Danish import THE SINFUL DWARF hits high definition in all is grimy goodness.  A young couple check into a boarding house run by a scarred nightclub singer and her dwarf son who keep a stable of sex slaves in the attic for profit.  Soon the young bride becomes too curious and may be the next to be ravaged by THE SINFUL DWARF.

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

THE SINFUL DWARF Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed transfers of the American theatrical version ABDUCTED BRIDE and the Danish hardcore version THE DWARF
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono on ABDUCTED BRIDE and Dolby Digital 2.0 mono on THE DWARF
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Severin DVD Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • Featurettes:
    • "Trail of Torben"
    • "Novak: Sultan of Sinema"
    • "Friend or Foe: The Severin Controversy"
  • Rare Bonus Feature THE BLUE BALLOON (XXX)
  • Bonus scene from THE HOTTEST SHOW IN TOWN (XXX)

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