It sparked riots on 42nd Street, spawned a generation of gorehounds on VHS, and forever set an insane standard for Italian mad doctor/zombie/cannibal carnage worldwide: Ian McCulloch (ZOMBIE), Alexandra Delli Colli (THE NEW YORK RIPPER), Sherry Buchanan (TENTACLES) and Donald O'Brien (EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS) star in this blood orgy of gut-munching, eyeball-gouging and face-chopping originally known as ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST, which a notorious American distributor would then re-edit, re-title and re-release as a certified grindhouse masterpiece.
Severin Films now presents both films fully restored for the first time ever from original vault elements discovered in Manhattan and Rome, and loaded with all-new Bonus Features that finally reveal the unbelievable truth behind its bizarre history, infamous marketing and still-deviant legacy.
Richie Bridgestone (whose parents are divorced) goes to spend the weekend with his father at his secluded mountain cabin. During a moonlight hike, they are attacked in the darkness by a creature that he recognizes as a werewolf. During the struggle, the werewolf falls into a ravine and is impaled by a wooden fence, but not before biting his father. Upon investigation, they find their attacker to be human and the sheriff concludes their attacker was an insane drifter. He spends the rest of the film trying to convince his mother, and his therapist that his father is now a werewolf.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cemetery'those brain-eating zombies are back and hungry for more tasty mortals. A fiendish mix of outrageous humor and heart-stopping terror, The Return of the Living Dead is a veritable smorgasbord of fun (LA Herald-Examiner) filled with skin-crawling jolts, eye-popping visuals and relentless surprise! On his first day on the job at an army surplus store, poor Freddy unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates a corps of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!
One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the last hope for his family's survival... and the end to his Werewolf curse.
A voodoo demon from Africa arrives amongst Miami’s Nigerian community and begins decapitating people and possessing others. A tough Miami cop (Wayne Crawford, White Ghost, God’s Bloody Acre, Jake Speed), who recently found out his wife (June Chadwick, Forbidden World, This Is Spinal Tap) has a female lover, investigates the murders with his female partner (Kay Lenz, Stripped To Kill, The Passage, Breezy). Steve Kanaly (Fleshburn, Dillinger) also stars in this suspense thriller, now in HD!
IT'S JUSTICE....THEY KILLED YOUR FATHER! In this gritty New York cop drama, Joe Fortunato (Anthony Page, PRINCE OF THE CITY) is a rookie hard-nose policeman whose father was gunned down by the Mafia. His mother and uncle want to throw away his badge and take vengeance on the man who ordered his father's death. Arrogant Mafioso Carlo Regatti (played by James Reyes) and his goons now want Joe dead. But Joe has other plans as his Family Honor is now on the line. Co-starring rock star Leslie West (“Mississippi Queen” band MOUNTAIN), Toni Kalem, and an unforgettable performance by Vera Visconti. Directed by Clark Worswick. One of the most wanted BUCKETLIST TITLES in the CODE RED DVD library has arrived!
One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, never before officially released in the U.S., BELLADONNA OF SADNESS is a mad, swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery with horned demons, haunted forests and La Belle Dame Sans Merci, equal parts J.R.R. Tolkien and gorgeous, explicit Gustav Klimt-influenced eroticism. The last film in the adult-themed Animerama trilogy produced by the godfather of Japanese anime & manga, Osamu Tezuka and directed by his long time collaborator Eiichi Yamamoto (ASTRO BOY and KIMBA THE WHITE LION), BELLADONNA unfolds as a series of spectacular still watercolor paintings that bleed and twist together. An innocent young woman, Jeanne (voiced by Aiko Nagayama) is violently raped by the local lord on her wedding night. To take revenge, she makes a pact with the Devil himself (voiced by Tatsuya Nakadai, from Akira Kurosawa's RAN) who appears as an erotic sprite and transforms her into a black-robed vision of madness and desire.
SHE IS WATCHED. SHE IS WORSHIPPED. AND SHE MUST REMAIN A MYSTERY.
In the early eighties British enfant terrible Ken Russell travelled to America and placed his unorthodox imprint on a pair of US movies. The first was the Altered States, so out-there its screenwriter disowned it. The second was the equally crazy Crimes of Passion, starring Kathleen Turner (Body Heat, Serial Mom) at the height of her powers.
Fashion designer Joanna Crane (Turner) leads a double life. By night she is China Blue, a prostitute who s attracted the unwanted attention of two men. One is a sexually frustrated private detective hired by her employees. The other is psychopathic priest (played by Norman Bates himself, Anthony Perkins) in possession of a murderous sex toy.
With its outré screenplay by Barry Sandler and over the top score by Rick Wakeman, Crimes of Passion may just be the most outrageous Ken Russell film ever made and that s quite some feat!
Jack Hill spent the seventies specialising in tough female characters. He made movies about girl gangs (Switchblade Sisters) and women in prison (The Big Doll House, The Big Bird Cage), turned Pam Grier a star with Coffy and Foxy Brown, and contributed to the Cheerleaders line of drive-in favourites with The Swinging Cheerleaders.
Kate, an undergraduate at Mesa University, goes undercover as a cheerleader for her college newspaper in order to expose female exploitation in contemporary society . But instead of oppression she finds love, friendship and a bigger fish to fry: corruption in the football team, headed up by the coach and his pals.
A favourite of Quentin Tarantino, who screened it at the very first Tarantino Film Fest, The Swinging Cheerleaders features a cast of cult favourites including Colleen Camp (Wayne s World, Game of Death), Rainbeaux Smith (Caged Heat, The Incredible Melting Man) and future Playmate of the Month Rosanne Katon.
John (John Leslie), est un mari fidèle mais il est également très désappointé par sa femme qui est frigide. Un jour, une femme frappe à la porte de John et lui propose une petite boîte bleue. Elle explique qu'il s'agit d'un jouet pour adulte capable de montrer tout ce que le coeur désire. John essaye l'objet, sans savoir qu'il a un prix.
Enter the sinister world of corporate greed, where wealthy men use and abuse beautiful women for their sadistic and perverse pleasures.
Jill's (Tish Ambrose) life has been reduced to nothing more than an on-call prostitute, charged with taking care of the other girls in the corporation's illicit harem. But as her secret pen pal relationship with Winston, a mild mannered park ranger with a violent past, grows into something more sensual, Jill begins to realize that with Winston's help, she may be able to destroy the evil empire holding her hostage…
This lavishly produced, sex filled film features an all star supporting cast, including Amber Lynn, Sheri St. Claire, Jamie Gillis, and Harry Reems. Vinegar Syndrome presents Corporate Assets, newly restored from its original negative and fully uncut for the first time on home video.
Embauché pour éliminer un couple, le tueur à gages Frank Zimosa découvre à sa grande stupeur que les rôles vont s'inverser, à son désavantage. L'hôtel où il était prévu qu'il se débarrasse de ses victimes se transforme en un véritable enfer.
John Lithgow goes bananas in a crazed multiple role as a child psychologist haunted by his deranged twin in this film from Brian De Palma (who explored similar territory in his earlier feature SISTERS). Inspired by Hitchcock as well as Michael Powell's classic PEEPING TOM, this study in abnormality has child psychologist Dr. Carter Nix (Lithgow) beginning to go bonkers around his young daughter. Wife Jenny (Lolita Davidovich) is a little concerned but too guilty over her affair with another man (Steven Bauer) to do anything about it. It's not until local children start disappearing that Jenny begins to realize that her husband might be continuing the demented experiments performed on him as a child by his own father, an infamous psychiatrist who's been wanted by the police for years. As the number of missing children rises, it is up to Jenny to unravel just what is going on before her own daughter vanishes as well. The highlight here is Lithgow, creepy and magnificent in not less then three distinct roles. It's a gleefully insane little chiller that features some great De Palma set pieces and will keep even dyed-in-the-wool suspense fans guessing.
CIRCUS OF FEAR:
The Most Horrifying Syndicate Of Evil In History!
What begins as a daring daylight armored car heist on London's Tower Bridge leads to a sinister circus where a disfigured lion tamer (Christopher Lee) is one of several suspects in a three-ring nightmare of red herrings, grisly 'accidents' and cold-blooded murder. Klaus Kinski (VENOM), Suzy Kendall (BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE), Margaret Lee (FIVE GOLDEN DRAGONS) and Leo Genn (THE BLOODY JUDGE) co-star in this gripping thriller directed by John Moxey (HORROR HOTEL, THE NIGHT STALKER) and based on a novel by legendary mystery writer Edgar Wallace.
Originally released in America as PSYCHO-CIRCUS in black & white and cut by more than 22 minutes, Blue Underground has now restored the film to its full running time. Presented in a stunning new 2K High Definition transfer from the original British color negative, this is CIRCUS OF FEAR as you've truly never seen it before!
* Audio Commentary with Director John Moxey
* Theatrical Trailers
* Poster & Still Gallery
FIVE GOLDEN DRAGONS:
Girls! Gold! Intrigue!
After arriving in Hong Kong, wealthy American playboy Bob Mitchell is the recipient of a strange note found on the body of a dead man. A clue to an illegal gold-trafficking operation, Mitchell is unwittingly thrust into a deadly power struggle between a secretive global crime syndicate and brutal local mobsters. Can he survive long enough to unmask the mysterious FIVE GOLDEN DRAGONS?
An international all-star cast including Bob Cummings (DIAL M FOR MURDER), Margaret Lee (THE BLOODY JUDGE), Rupert Davies (WITCHFINDER GENERAL), Klaus Kinski (FITZCARRALDO), Maria Rohm (EUGENIE), Maria Perschy (THE GHOST GALLEON), Brian Donlevy (HANGMEN ALSO DIE), Dan Duryea (WINCHESTER '73), George Raft (SOME LIKE IT HOT) and Christopher Lee (COUNT DRACULA) star in this thrilling mystery from producer Harry Alan Towers (VENUS IN FURS) and director Jeremy Summers (VENGEANCE OF FU MANCHU). Based on a story by legendary author Edgar Wallace, FIVE GOLDEN DRAGONS has been newly remastered in High Definition from the original uncut negative for its U.S. home video debut!
Two couples (Eve, Jane, Kane and Able!!!) head out in their trailer to the Garden of Eden campsite for a weekend of fun, sun, and sex. Unfortunately for them, the violent biker gang 'The Cobras' is nearby and immediately makes trouble for our unfortunate campers who'd much rather be swimming, fishing, or playing topless solitaire. When Eve is assaulted and kidnapped after skinny-dipping in Lake Shangri-La, the others try to find her only to get captured themselves! What follows is trademark 70s sleaze! In an isolated cave equipped with an air mattress the girls are drugged and violated, the men are tied up, and it all ends in a violent, bloody confrontation with tomahawk wielding biker chicks that comes completely out of nowhere. A classic 'grindhouse' roughie from the early 1970s, this version of BAD, BAD, GANG! is presented here in one of the most complete versions ever available on home video, containing additional sex scenes removed from general release prints. - See more at: http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Preorders/Bad,-Bad,-Gang!-DVD-(Synapse-[sl]-Impulse)-(NTSC-All-Region).html#sthash.ueGAgZ9A.dpuf
Werner Holk décide de venger son collègue et mentor le professeur Achenbach qui vient de mourir lors d'une expérience dont le but était de créer de l'or. Dans le même temps, un millionnaire lui propose de financer la suite de ses recherches.
Newly re-mastered in HD! When a young scientist's experiments with a new radioactive isotope cause it to double in size every twelve hours, a nearby town's existence is threatened by the deadly radiation. The Magnetic Monster was the first episode of producer and writer Ivan Tors (OSI Office of Scientific Investigation) trilogy, followed by Riders to the Star (1954) and the classic 3-D film, Gog (1954). Co-written and directed by Curt Siodmak (Bride of the Gorilla) and starring Richard Carlson (The Maze), King Donovan (The Defiant Ones), Strother Martin (Cool Hand Luke), Harry Ellerbe (House of Usher) and Jean Byron (Invisible Invaders).
Las ratas no duermen de noche, Man with the Severed Head
Sortie le 14/06/2016
Editeur: Redemption USA |
The legendary horror star Paul Naschy (WEREWOLF SHADOW) is back to his frightening antics in CRIMSON, a splatterfest with a very complicated plot. When a band of criminals botch a jewel heist, their leader is shot in the head. A strange local physician devises a bizarre solution to his injury--murder an enemy and use HIS brain as a transplant. The horrors continue when the brain turns out to be that of a diabolical murderer.
Horror legend Paul Naschy (Werewolf Shadow, School Killer) stars in this outrageous combination of medical horror, heist action, and dark eroticism. After a jewel robbery goes horribly wrong and their leader, Jack (Naschy), is shot in the head, a band of thieves goes to a local doctor for help. To save their friend's life, the criminals devise a unique solution: kill their psychopathic worst enemy, toss his body onto a railroad track in front of an oncoming train, and use the severed head for a brain transplant! Unfortunately the unwilling donor, the Sadist, turns Jack into a raging lunatic bent on murder and destruction!
A rare science fiction film made in National Socialist Germany, Karl Hartl's GOLD is a high-tech thriller dramatizing the ongoing war between scientific progress and corporate greed (resurrecting some of the themes and spectacle of Fritz Lang's Metropolis). Hans Albers stars as Professor Holk, an idealistic scientist developing the process of atomic fracturing, constructing an enormous electrical device to transform common lead into gold. When the operation is sabotaged by corporate rivals, resulting in the death of Holk's mentor (Friedrich Kayssler), Holk must accept the backing of a ruthless English businessman, John Wills (Michael Bohnen), whose interest in atomic fracturing is purely economic. Though he makes a deal with the devil, in order to continue his research, Holk recognizes it as a golden opportunity not for a paycheck, but for payback and plots to destroy Wills's titanic gold-making machinery. While Holk enacts his revenge, he captures the interest of the millionaire's rebellious daughter (Brigitte Helm, Metropolis), who is enthralled by the scientist's vision and integrity. GOLD is not only a handsomely-produced drama of corporate espionage, it also reveals the ways in which English and American culture was subtly condemned in films made under the Third Reich.
Tokyo Mighty Guy, Danger Paws, Murder Unincorporated
Sortie le 14/06/2016
Editeur: Arrow Video |
Nikkatsu, the oldest film studio in Japan, inaugurated a star system in the late 1950s, finding talent and contracting them to a series of wild genre pictures. This collection celebrates these Diamond Guys with three classic films from directors Buichi Saito (Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril), Ko Nakahira (Crazed Fruit), and Haruyasu Noguchi, who is a new discovery for the West.
In Saito s Tokyo Mighty Guy, mega star Akira Kobayashi stars as Jiro in the rambunctious tale of a chef who opens a restaurant in the busy Ginza district. His culinary skills and dashing good looks bring in the women as well as unwanted trouble, while an explosive political scandal builds around his girlfriend s business...
Next, Jo Shishido (Massacre Gun, Retaliation), one of the most popular Diamond Guys in the West, stars in Danger Paws, a crime caper from Ko Nakahira about counterfeiting. When one billion yen goes AWOL, Joe the Ace (Shishido) spies an opportunity to get rich quick, but things soon go wrong as it turns out he isn t the only one who ll stop at nothing to get his hands on the missing cash...
Finally, Shishido stars once again in Noguchi s screwball classic Murder Unincorporated. When the mysterious Joe of Spades executes one of the bosses of a powerful syndicate, his colleagues, fearing for their own lives, call on the services of assassin agency Murder Unincorporated to take care of the problem. This unique entry showcases some of the most peculiar killing tactics to ever hit Japanese cinema!
Arnold Masters (Jim Hutton) is a mild-mannered man who obsesses over his mother, but finds himself implicated in a murder he didn't commit, and is sent to an asylum. While incarcerated, a fellow patient teaches him the techniques of Astral Projection, also known as the Kirlian Effect, which is the ability to use his mind to control objects at will. When the real killer is found and Arnold is released, only to find that during his time in the asylum his mother has died, he vows vengeance against those responsible for setting him up and begins to use his powers to exact a bloody revenge.
Richard Mailer was a prolific and talented, though perpetually obscure, director who helmed nearly 100 films over his career. Presented here are two of his later efforts.
A young hooker is tired of her involvement in the sex trade and her pushy pimp. Her true passion is running and after meeting an enthusiastic coach who sees potential in her athletic abilities, she finds herself in training with the hope of making it to the Olympics.
1984 / 87 min / Color / 1.85:1
Paul Thomas stars as Eric, a frustrated musician who performs nightly at a piano bar. An encounter with a beautiful woman leads him on a journey of erotic self-discovery during which he must decide whether he will follow his heart or carnal pleasures.
1984 / 86 min / Color / 1.85:1
Dolemite (Rudy Ray Moore) is back and badder than ever in The Human Tornado! After being run out of town by a racist sheriff, Dolemite returns to LA only to discover that Queen Bee's (Lady Reed) club has been taken over by the mafia. On top of that they have also kidnapped two of Queen Bee's top girls! With the law hot on his tail, Dolemite rounds up the toughest Kung-Fu fighting badasses in Southern California to take on the mob, culminating in one of the craziest surprise endings in blaxploitation film history!
Wilder and more over the top than its predecessor, The Human Tornado is a non-stop assault on the senses, combining comedy, action, horror, and jaw dropping weirdness, featuring supporting performances from Ernie Hudson, Jimmy Lynch and world karate champion Howard Jackson. Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents The Human Tornado on Blu-ray, restored from original 35mm vault elements.
Following the unprecedented success of his 1970 film Mona, director Howard Ziehm quickly established himself as a one-man filmmaking machine, directing dozens of boundary pushing films. Presented here are two of his most unique and important early works.
Mary and Melody are best friends, though Melody is uncomfortable around Mary's sexual openness. After finally being coaxed into sexual experimentation, Melody begins to discover her erotic self and indulges in a series of sexual adventures, each wilder than the last. HARLOT is an avant-garde influenced, anti-establishment oddity, presented fully uncut for the first time on DVD.
1970 / 64 min / Color / 1.33:1
After discovering that his girlfriend is pregnant, a man named Jamie agrees to assist on a drug run from Tijuana back to LA so that he can raise the money necessary for an abortion. However upon his arrival in Mexico, he soon discovers that there may be more to the operation than drugs...
1971 / 92 min / Color / 1.33:1
Famed B-movie vixen Jewel Shepard (HOLLYWOOD HOT TUBS, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD)stars as Christina Von Belle, the young heiress known as 'The Playgirl Of The Western World'. But when Christina is kidnapped by a ruthless squad of lesbian commandos (led by Euro-starlet Karin Schubert of BLUEBEARD and BLACK EMANUELLE), she is forced into a shocking ordeal. For a frightened girl bound by more than desire, are there any limits?
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