Released as Mark of the Devil to U.S. theaters (accompanied by complimentary barf-bags for squeamish patrons with urpy tendencies), this gory torture-fest was produced in Germany under the title of Hexen bis aufs Blut Gequ lt (Witches Tortured Till They Bleed). The story is comprised of equal parts Ken Russell's The Devils and Michael Reeves' sardonic Witchfinder General (aka The Conqueror Worm). It involves the demented Count Cumberland (Herbert Lom), an Austrian nobleman who implements the witch-hunting policies of the Inquisition as a means of obtaining land, riches, and nubile young wenches -- particularly the lovely Vanessa (Olivera Vuco), who has been accused of heresy and witchcraft. Cumberland's accomplice in the torture and terror, Baron Christian Von Mem (Udo Kier), realizes too late that his mentor is the true evil stalking the land, not the terrified innocents whose trials are a mockery of justice. Christian is sacrificed to the enraged villagers during the inevitable revolt at the film's climax, while the Count makes a hasty escape -- thus enabling the birth of a sequel, Mark of the Devil Part 2. Both films were repackaged in the mid-70's and released in time to join the ranks of the European demon-possession subgenre (American release ads proudly proclaimed Damn The Exorcist ). The barf-bags were not entirely unjustified for this graphically sadistic exercise which assaulted audiences with explicit scenes of torture, including the removal of one poor victim's tongue.
The cult classic known as ‘the greatest British zombie biker movie ever made’ returns with the ultimate full-throttle restoration: Nicky Henson (Witchfinder General), Beryl Reid (The Beast In The Cellar) and Oscar® winner George Sanders (All About Eve, Village Of The Damned) star in this beloved ‘70s mind-blower about a motorcycle gang who burst from their graves to crush a world of psychedelic hippie pleasures under the wheels of black leather occult mayhem. You’ve got to believe it’s come back: Psychomania – from veteran horror director Don Sharp (Kiss Of The Vampire), the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriters of Horror Express, and featuring some of the wildest cycle stunts of the decade – has now been restored from the only uncut 35mm print in existence and packed with new Bonus Features produced exclusively for this edition.
Slave of Pleasure, My Mistress Electra, Prisoner of Pleasure
Street Date 11/07/2013
Publisher: After Hours Cinema |
One of the most notorious of old Times Square’s “mini-cinemas,” the Avon 7, and the films produced under its banner, have become the stuff of legend. Located on 724 7th avenue (hence, the Avon “7”), the venue was known early on for its live sex acts, which were its main draw. To sedate the restless audience during intermissions between live sex, the theatre would screen self-produced adult films. With BDSM becoming prevalent in sex films by the late 70s and early 80s, the Avon 7 would reach the epoch of its career, and during this period would produce some of its most recognizable and infamous titles.
From horror producer Richard Gordon (Inseminoid, First Man into Space, Fiend Without a Face, Horror Hospital) comes one of the most brutal and mysterious stories ever to be released on BluRay. Tower of Evil is a haunting tale set in & around a deserted lighthouse on fog-shrouded Snape Island. The terror begins when a nude, crazed woman slaughters a sailor who visits the island. When she is taken back to civilization and an ancient relic is discovered, an expedition is mounted to solve the mystery of the island which leads to a series of psycho-sexual murders. Starring Jill Haworth (It!), Bryant Haliday (Devil Doll), Dennis Price (Theather of Blood), George Coulouris (Blood from the Mummy's Tomb) and Candice Glendenning (Satan's Slave) now witness the horror from a brand new HD master!
Judi, a Las Vegas singer, travels to California to search for her missing sister, who has been killed by Groton (Lon Chaney, Jr.), a henchman for the last member of the Frankenstein family (J. Carrol Naish). Enter Count Dracula, who promises to help the Doctor revive the original Frankenstein monster in exchange for blood. Unfortunately, the monster just goes bananas when he is resurrected, and it's a battle to the death for these horror-movie warhorses.
A short dutch horrorfilm similar to Nekromantik! Disturbing and shocking! Three segments showing rather unusual love-related stories. Each dealing with a dark and twisted love or desire, from cannibalism,
Necrophilia to self-mutilation.Bonus on disc: VHS version of the film, bonus shorts: Make Satan Cum & Dreamvisitor + local tv interview with the director.
3 dutch underground splatterfilms! Including Frisian Terror (Bart van Dekken), Rotten Romance (Erik Zijlstra - a short dutch horrorfilm similar to Nekromantik! Disturbing and shocking!) and Zombiegore (Maarten van Druten). Over 200 minutes of splatter fun in one box. Language: English (except for Frisian Terror but Frisian Terror has English subtitles included).
Bonus: Interviews, vhs version of Rotten Romance and 2 shortfilms (Meat day + Make Satan Cum).
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