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Susan Foreman 16th December 2021 05:29 AM

“Last week we became aware that some customers have experienced playback issues with the UHD disc of Flesh For Frankenstein. This issue has resulted in certain players and TVs presenting the film with exaggerated color saturation which is inaccurate to the intended presentation. We have determined the cause of this and are currently re-authoring the disc to ensure universal playability. The BDs are not affected

Customers that purchased FFF from VinegarSyndrome.com will automatically receive a replacement UHD disc sometime in January, along with a $6 coupon to our web store via email. Customers who purchased the release from other retailers will need to contact us with proof of purchase to receive a replacement disc (please do not contact the retailer)

Special notice: we are not delaying shipping out any Black Friday orders. We hope to have all Black Friday orders shipped out by Christmas. Everyone who ordered FFF will be receiving the replacement UHD disc in January.”

Rob4 16th December 2021 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Graveyard (Post 664528)
What did you got @Rob4 ?

Severin or VS?

I'm just working my way back to front through the VS catalogue and ordered these:
Ice Cream Man
Liquid Sky
A Woman's Torment
Prime Evil / Lurkers
The Corpse Grinders
Blood Beat
Demon Wind

From Severin:
The Complete Lenzi/Baker Giallo Collection
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals
Sinfonia Erotica
The Sadist of Notre Dame

Graveyard 16th December 2021 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Rob4 (Post 664535)
Severin or VS?
The Corpse Grinders
Demon Wind

This ones always put in my basket, but always end up buying something else :xmasworry:

All the others great picks. :xmasbanana:

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 16th December 2021 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Rob4 (Post 664526)
yep, mine too

on the downside I was notified of my Severin order on 01/12, but according to the tracker it's still in the States :xmasworry:

Mine is wingin' it's way across the pond......

Rob4 29th December 2021 07:21 PM

Here is a couple of paragraphs from the recent VS newsletter

"Attention! Attention! Black Friday shipping is finally over and the VS site will soon be back to normal! We just want to take one last opportunity to thank all of you for your support in 2021 and can't wait to share all we have in store for 2022, including more VSAs than ever before, more UHDs than ever before, world BD & UHD premiers of exploitation and drive-in classics like THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE (exclusively restored in 4K and in its only authorized home video release), SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED (uncut and restored in 4K), and HORROR HIGH (freshly restored from recently unearthed film elements), plus more gialli and more Home Grown Horror!

This Saturday, the 1st, at 12:01 AM EST the VS site will be back with our entire catalog up for the picking along with our huge January lineup, which includes:
• 4 new VS titles, in the form of our next FORGOTTEN GIALLI COLLECTION, DEAD HEAT in 4K UHD, CURFEW and MASTER OF THE WORLD on Blu for the first time ever!
• Plus, we'll be unveiling our next VSA, and it's easily the goriest one to date, along with our first Peekarama of 2022, which gathers two early efforts from the incomparable Roberta Findlay!
• Plus, we'll be unleashing our third VSP (Vinegar Syndrome Pictures) release, which is a deliciously sleazy, 16mm lensed triumph of contemporary exploitation cinema!"

Stephen@Cult Labs 29th December 2021 07:29 PM

Ooft! Dead Heat 4K.

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 29th December 2021 08:25 PM

Attention! Attention! Black Friday shipping is finally over and the VS site will soon be back to normal! We just want to take one last opportunity to thank all of you for your support in 2021 and can't wait to share all we have in store for 2022, including more VSAs than ever before, more UHDs than ever before, world BD & UHD premiers of exploitation and drive-in classics like THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE (exclusively restored in 4K and in its only authorized home video release), SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED (uncut and restored in 4K), and HORROR HIGH (freshly restored from recently unearthed film elements), plus more gialli and more Home Grown Horror!

This Saturday, the 1st, at 12:01 AM EST the VS site will be back with our entire catalog up for the picking along with our huge January lineup, which includes:
• 4 new VS titles, in the form of our next FORGOTTEN GIALLI COLLECTION, DEAD HEAT in 4K UHD, CURFEW and MASTER OF THE WORLD on Blu for the first time ever!
• Plus, we'll be unveiling our next VSA, and it's easily the goriest one to date, along with our first Peekarama of 2022, which gathers two early efforts from the incomparable Roberta Findlay!
• Plus, we'll be unleashing our third VSP (Vinegar Syndrome Pictures) release, which is a deliciously sleazy, 16mm lensed triumph of contemporary exploitation cinema!

Hmm wonder where that leaves the Severin release of THRILLER?

They're not Mr Bootleg Olsen....... :pound:

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 29th December 2021 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Stephen@Cult Labs (Post 665050)
Ooft! Dead Heat 4K.

Time to flog the 88 disc?

It's oop now.......

Susan Foreman 6th January 2022 03:42 PM

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Looks like there is a special edition Blu-ray release of 'Psycho Cop' (1989) coming from Vinegar Syndrome


The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 6th January 2022 07:01 PM

Ordered FORGOTTEN GIALLI VOL 4 and CURFEW.

Will order Dead Heat 4k and that mad looking Master of the World when Strange Vice or Film Treasures gets them in.

gag 8th February 2022 07:33 PM

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Drop dead fred available for pre order release on 23rd Feb,
Blu ray $27.99

Susan Foreman 1st March 2022 09:59 PM

'Talons Of The Eagle' (1992) - Blu-ray available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $29.99

Release date: March 29

"DEA agent and martial arts expert Tyler Wilson (Billy Blanks) is sent on assignment to Toronto where he is tasked with trying to stop an influx of narcotics into the states. Once in Toronto, Wilson is partnered with Detective Michael Reed (Jalal Merhi) and the two undergo rigorous martial arts training in the hopes of entering a local fighting tournament and getting closer to a well-known drug dealer named Mr. Li (James Hong). After saving Li's life, Wilson and Reed go undercover in Li's gang in order to find the evidence they need to put Li away. However, their martial arts training will be put to the test when Wilson and Reed try to take down Li's syndicate and the two are forced to fight for their lives.

With explosive action sequences and well-choreographed fight scenes, TALONS OF THE EAGLE remains one of the best from action producer Jalal Merhi. Featuring high-octane martial arts performances from Billy Blanks (TC-2000) and Jalal Merhi (Expect No Mercy), as well as solid performances from Priscilla Barnes (Three's Company) and the always enjoyable James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China), Vinegar Syndrome Archive is proud to present TALONS OF THE EAGLE for the first time on Blu-ray, scanned in 4k from the original camera negative."


Special features and specs:
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
  • Commentary track with producer/actor Jalal Merhi
  • "Blood, Blades and Blanks" - a making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew
  • Original trailer
  • Double-sided poster
  • Limited edition of 5,000
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • 1992
  • 96 min
  • 1.85:1
  • English Stereo


Susan Foreman 1st March 2022 10:03 PM

'Reform School Girls' (1986) - Blu-ray available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $27.99

Release date: March 29

"The Pridemore Juvenile Detention Facility isn’t just a place for troubled teenage girls to serve their time. Instead, it’s a living hell filled with sexual depravity and violence. Jenny, a fresh inmate, becomes the de facto protector of Lisa, an innocent young girl forced to be a plaything to anyone after her body. Then there’s Charlie, a hardened teenaged lesbian who torments her fellow prisoners through brutal acts of sexual sadism. But no one instills more fear in even the toughest girls than the sadistic Edna who, with a blind eye turned by money-hungry Warden Sutter, delights in terrorizing her beautiful prisoners. However, the girls have had enough and things are about to change at Pridemore…

From acclaimed cult filmmaker Tom DeSimone (The Concrete Jungle), REFORM SCHOOL GIRLS is a sublimely trashy and over-the-top women in prison/juvenile delinquent classic, reframed for the grimy punk sensibilities of the 1980s. Starring punk rock superstar Wendy O. Williams (Candy Goes to Hollywood), cult film legend Sybil Danning (The Red Queen Kills Seven Times), and featuring a career performance from former Warhol Superstar Pat Ast (Paul Morrissey’s Heat), Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring REFORM SCHOOL GIRLS to Blu-ray, featuring a brand new 2K scan along with hours of exclusive extras detailing the fascinating story of how this B-movie masterpiece came to be, that’s every bit as wild as the film itself!"


Special features and specs:
  • Newly scanned & restored in 2K from its 35mm interpositive
  • "So Young, So Bad, So What" - an extended making-of documentary featuring brand new interviews with it's cast and crew
  • "Pat Ast Superstar" - an interview with theatrical producer Alan Eichler
  • "Ode to Wendy" - an interview with author and critic Breanna Whipple on the life and career of actress Wendy O. Williams
  • Archival commentary track with writer/director Tom DeSimone
  • Commentary track with Queer Film Historian Elizabeth Purchell
  • Video footage from the play "Women Behind Bars"
  • Original trailers
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • 94 min
  • 1.85:1
  • English Stereo


Susan Foreman 1st March 2022 10:11 PM

Double Feature: 'Hard Rock Zombies' (1985) / 'Slaughterhouse Rock' (1987) - Blu-ray available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $31.99

Release date: March 29

"With the explosion of heavy metal and new wave music in the mid 1980s, it was inevitable that horror filmmakers would seize the opportunity to combine these popular musical stylings with blood and mayhem. While numerous such tie-ins were produced, none were as freaked out and gore soaked as this foot stomping duo, presented fully uncensored and newly restored on Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome!

A heavy metal band has been invited to appear in a conservative small town. What they don’t know is that their hosts are in fact a family of horrific and murderous mutants, whose patriarch is none other than Hitler! After being swiftly murdered, Cassie, the only non-violent member of this depraved clan, wills the band back to life. Soon the stuffy townspeople are faced with an unwelcome reckoning as the zombified musicians thrash and maim their way through the community, in the name of grisly revenge…and love!

Without a doubt one of the most original zombie films in the history of the genre, Krishna Shah’s HARD ROCK ZOMBIES is a dazzling blend of horror film and musical, filtered through experimental and arthouse cinema sensibilities. Jam packed with outrageous song and dance sequences juxtaposed with over-the-top violence and ludicrous plot twists, HARD ROCK ZOMBIES comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever, in its completely uncut composite version, sourced from the only known 35mm film elements with video inserts.

Alex, a college student, is being plagued by strange dreams in which a grotesque man commits heinous acts of torture and murder. With the help of his friends, Alex discovers that he has an unexplained telepathic link to a notorious killer who once lived on Alcatraz Island and whose bloodlust extends beyond the grave. When his supernatural experiences begin taking on real life manifestations, Alex and his friends sneak into the abandoned prison to put an end to their reign of terror, only to unwittingly walk into a bloodbath…

Dispensing with any sense of narrative logic, Dimitri Logothetis’ SLAUGHTERHOUSE ROCK gleefully combines tracks from new wave musical sensations, DEVO, with plentiful gut-busting gore, and touches of humor, all set in the spooky, fog filled environs of the infamous Alcatraz Prison. This thrill filled neon-nightmare hits Blu-ray from a brand new 4K restoration of its original 35mm camera negative, with its oft censored gore fully restored.


Special features and specs:
  • 2-disc Blu-ray Set
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles for both films

HARD ROCK ZOMBIES
  • Newly scanned & restored in 2K from 35mm archival elements
  • “Never Say Die” - a making-of documentary featuring interviews with the following actors: EJ Curse, Sam Mann, Geno Andrews, Mick McMains, Ted Wells, Richard Vidan and David O’Hara
  • “Popcorn Farts and Low Budget Cheese” - a featurette with special effects artists Chris Biggs and Everett Burrell
  • “From Bit Player to Band Leader” - an interview with actress Susette Boggs
  • “The Bible of Holy Moses: Watching Hard Rock Zombies Through a Fanatic’s Eye" - an interview with author Lucy Hall

SLAUGHTERHOUSE ROCK
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original negative
  • “Low-key Horror” - an interview with cinematographer Nicholas Josef von Sternberg
  • “The Girl That Lives” - an interview with actress Tammy Hyler
  • “Wearing the Right Clothes” - an interview with actor Nicholas Celozzi
  • “Lunch Break with Claws” - an interview with actor Al Fleming
  • Original trailer
  • 182 (combined)
  • 1.85:1
  • English Stereo


Susan Foreman 1st March 2022 10:17 PM

Double Feature: 'Schizoid' (1980) / 'X-Ray' (1982) - 4K UHD / Blu-ray available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $39.99

Release date: March 29

"Before becoming known for their over-the-top action spectacles, Cannon Films dabbled in the early 80s slasher craze, producing a handful of original slice n’ dice classics, two of which are presented here on 4K UHD for the first time, from Vinegar Syndrome!

Pieter Fales is a renowned psychiatrist who is unable to reconcile his relationship with his teenage daughter, Alison. Julie, one of Pieter’s patients, is a successful advice columnist in the midst of a messy divorce, who has also started receiving threatening letters. When a black clad, scissors wielding killer begins murdering people in Julie's life, she begins to suspect that her unknown writer and this mystery assailant might be one and the same…

Taking strong stylistic cues from the giallo genre, director David Paulsen’s (Savage Weekend) SCHIZOID, is a delirious whodunit headlined by cult film superstar, Klaus Kinski (Nosferatu the Vampyre), alongside Donna Wilkes (Angel), Marianna Hill (Messiah of Evil), and an early appearance from Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), all amplified with a throbbing electronic score by Craig Huxley and presented here from a stunning new 4K restoration!

When Susan was a little girl, she rejected the Valentine of a lovestruck classmate. Decades later, she’s come to the hospital for a routine medical examination. But when her x-rays seem to show something unusual, Susan finds herself trapped in a bizarre medical nightmare, made all the worse as her vengeful childhood valentine, disguised among the hospital staff, begins murdering everyone in his path as a means of proving his undying ‘romantic’ obsession…

With its exceptionally colorful cinematography by Nicholas Josef von Sternberg (Slaughterhouse Rock) and otherworldly sense of surrealism, trailblazing Israeli filmmaker Boaz Davidson’s (The Last American Virgin) sole foray into horror cinema, X-RAY (aka Hospital Massacre) is a slasher like no other and has been freshly restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative, allowing its one-of-a-kind weirdness to be experienced as never before.


Special features and specs:
  • 3-disc Set: 2 4K Ultra HDs and 1 Region A Blu-ray
  • 4K UHDs presented in High-Dynamic-Range
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4K from their 35mm original camera negatives
  • “Shooting by March” - a brand new interview with Schizoid writer/director David Paulsen
  • “Hide the Scissors” - a brand new interview with Schizoid actress Donna Wilkes
  • “Blood in the Jacuzzi” - a brand new interview with Schizoid makeup artist Erica Ueland
  • “A Wellesley Graduate” - a brand new interview with Schizoid actress Flo Lawrence
  • “Ultra Violet Vengeance: The Talent & Technicians of X-Ray” - a brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew of X-Ray
  • “Bad Medicine” - an archival interview with X-Ray director Boaz Davidson
  • Original theatrical trailer for Schizoid
  • Inside cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles
  • 89 min (Schizoid), 89 min (X-Ray)
  • 1.85:1
  • English Mono


Demdike@Cult Labs 1st March 2022 10:34 PM

Seems Shout have lost the rights to X-Ray and Schizoid then. Got them both on a Shout Factory double Blu-ray set.

Andra Jai 2nd March 2022 12:11 PM

Really want hard rock zombies, but with UK delivery its £36 and it comes with a film I don't need.

nicholasrope 2nd March 2022 03:58 PM

I remember picking up Talons Of The Eagle on DVD for £4.99 when it was distributed by Hollywood DVD.

Can't remember any of it, which is a shame because I like Billy Blanks Movies

Trashforcash 25th March 2022 07:44 AM

Decent line up announced by VS today for their halfway preorder event (can't believe that's a thing). Does anyone know if Miami Connection is Region free? It doesn't say.

Justin101 25th March 2022 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Trashforcash (Post 668640)
Decent line up announced by VS today for their halfway preorder event (can't believe that's a thing). Does anyone know if Miami Connection is Region free? It doesn't say.


If it’s not on the listing the only people who know is VS, just drop them a message they’re good with responses.

Trashforcash 25th March 2022 02:55 PM

Hey all, Just heard back from VS. They said Miami Connection is Region free! Will definitely order that!

Susan Foreman 1st April 2022 04:44 PM

'Flesheater' (1988) - 4K UHD available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $32.99

Release date: April 26

"While assisting on a dig, a construction worker accidentally destroys the final resting place of a demonic zombie, rousting him from his unholy slumber, and reigniting his taste for human flesh. Meanwhile, a group of teenagers have decided to spend the night camping in the woods for a Halloween hayride, only to have their partying interrupted with the arrival of an ever-growing army of bloodthirsty undead! Will anyone survive the night in one piece?

A lo-fi gore epic directed by actor and cinematographer Bill Hinzman (The Crazies), star zombie in the classic Night of the Living Dead, FLESHEATER (aka Revenge of the Living Dead) is a fitting tribute and homage to Romero’s chilling masterpiece, updating the setting to the late 1980s while piling on the gut munching, throat ripping, and limb tearing action. Vinegar Syndrome is delighted to bring this highly ambitious slice of regional madness to 4K UHD and Blu-ray, in a brand new, eye popping (and gouging) restoration from its original 16mm camera negative, presented in its cinematographer and producer approved 1.33:1 aspect ratio for the first time on disc, along with a host of brand new extra features!"


Special Features and Specs:
  • Region Free 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray Set
  • 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 16mm original camera negative
  • Brand new commentary track with cinematographer Simon Manses, composer Erica Portnoy, and producer Andrew Sands
  • "Zombie Nosh LLC" - an interview with producer Andrew Sands
  • "All Roads Lead Back to FleshEater" - an interview with cinematographer Simon Manses
  • "The Family Continues" - Remembering Bill with Bonnie Hinzman
  • "Carnage in Compositions" - an interview with composer Erica Portnoy
  • "Family of FleshEaters" - an interview with actress Heidi Hinzman
  • "Crushed Pink Grapefruit Brain" - an interview with special makeup effects artist Jerry Gergely
  • "To Live and Die in PA" - an interview with actor John Mowod
  • "Meatballs and Missing Actors" - an interview with unit manager Paul Giorgi
  • "Minor Budget Majorette" - an interview with hair stylist / makeup artist Terrie Godfrey
  • Extensive behind-the-scenes still gallery
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles
  • 89 min
  • 1.33:1
  • English Mono


Justin101 1st April 2022 04:46 PM

Zombie Nosh in 4k??? I’ve seen it all now lol, I thought it was filmed on video haha

Susan Foreman 1st April 2022 04:49 PM

'Alien Private Eye' (1989) - Blu-Ray pre-order available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $27.99

Release date: April 26

"Aliens have long integrated themselves among the human population to the point that they are physically indistinguishable, except for their uniquely pointed ears; a physical trait they go to great lengths to hide or have surgically altered in order to fully blend into human society. Lemro, an alien, has found his calling on earth working as a private investigator. One day a beautiful and mysterious woman visits his office and shares the story of a mysterious disc shaped artifact which has the potential to destroy the human race, begging for Lemro's help in preventing such devastation. Initially uncertain if he should take the case, Lemro quickly finds himself embroiled in an intergalactic drug smuggling ring hellbent on turning every human into a mindless junkie. Putting his investigative - and martial arts skills - to the ultimate test, Lemro begins a deadly fight to smash the drug smuggling operation while racing against time to unlock the secret of the mysterious disc before it is too late.

Part sci-fi, part neo-noir, part action movie, and a pure passion project for all involved, Alien Private Eye is a genre-bending powerhouse of gut crushing fight scenes and neon fueled, hazy atmospherics. Starring actor and professional kickboxer Nicholas Hill (credited as Nikki Fastinetti) and directed by future TV writer Vik Rubenfeld (credited only as Viktor), Alien Private Eye has remained mostly unseen since the days of VHS and makes its world Blu-ray debut from Vinegar Syndrome, featuring a brand new 4K restoration from its original camera negative."


Special Features and Specs:
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
  • Brand new commentary track with writer/director/producer Vik Rubenfeld
  • "Master of Suspense" - an interview with Vik Rubenfeld
  • "Fashion Show Film Noir" - an interview with cinematographer Jürg V. Walther
  • "Mister Lemro Private Investigator, I Presume" - an interview with lead actor David "Nico" Hill
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles
  • 95 min
  • 1.85:1
  • English Mono


Susan Foreman 1st April 2022 04:52 PM

'Death Wish II' (1989) - 4K UHD available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $32.99

Release date: April 26

"Paul Kersey thought his days as a vigilante were long behind him. But when his daughter and housekeeper are savagely assaulted and murdered, Paul is forced to take the law back into his own hands, hitting the tough, gang-filled streets of Los Angeles and embarking on a violent quest for justice. Realizing he has a ruthless vigilante on his hands, Detective Frank Ochoa races to put an end to the building carnage.

Nastier, grimier, and much more brutal than the original, Michael Winner’s (The Mechanic) DEATH WISH II once again stars the legendary Charles Bronson (The Great Escape, St. Ives), joined by Jill Ireland (Hard Times), Anthony Franciosa (Tenebre), Robin Sherwood (Tourist Trap), and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix). Loaded with non-stop action and suspense and set to one of the few film scores composed by Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring this Cannon Films classic to 4K UHD and Blu-ray, newly restored from its uncensored original negative, and loaded with all new extra features, including its alternate TV version, presented for the first time in HD!"


Special Features and Specs:
  • 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray (Region A) Set
  • 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
  • Alternate TV version (restored in 2K from it's 35mm interpositive)
  • "Pass" - an interview with screenwriter David Engelbach
  • "Working with Bronson" - an interview with actor Robert F. Lyons
  • "Dark Parts" - an interview with actress Robin Sherwood
  • "Fights in the Theater" - an interview with Todd Roberts, son of executive producer Bobby Roberts
  • Audio commentary with author and historian Paul Talbot
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles
  • 92 min
  • 1.85:1
  • English Mono


Stephen@Cult Labs 1st April 2022 04:58 PM

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The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 21st April 2022 06:58 PM

Fed ex delivery notification for tomorrow for DEATH WISH 2 and FLESH EATER!:woot:

Stephen@Cult Labs 21st April 2022 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 669675)
Fed ex delivery notification for tomorrow for DEATH WISH 2 and FLESH EATER!:woot:


Ordered DW2 from Film Treasures tonight, so hopefully have it for Saturday.

Susan Foreman 1st May 2022 09:51 PM

'The Films of Doris Wishman: The Twilight Years' (1970 - 1977) - Pre-order available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $49.99

Release date: May 31

"This special limited edition spot gloss magnetized slipcase & slipcover set is limited to 5,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com! This is Vol#1 of a three part set.

The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) represents the world's largest theatrical catalog of exploitation cinema. Their home video line presents a diverse selection of movies, ranging from new preservations of classics from the vast library of Something Weird to the wildest in shot-on-video (SOV) titles. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

No one will ever make movies like Doris Wishman made movies. One of the most prolific women filmmakers in the history of American cinema, writer-director-editor Wishman created collisions between surrealism and exploitation that feel like they materialized from an alternate universe. THE FILMS OF DORIS WISHMAN: THE TWILIGHT YEARS surveys the last major era of Wishman’s career. From DEADLY WEAPONS and DOUBLE AGENT 73 (crime epics starring the iconic Chesty Morgan) to LET ME DIE A WOMAN (a semi-documentary about transgender people), AGFA + Something Weird are honored to present these triumphant DIY treasures in dazzling new restorations"


Special features:
Disc 1: DEADLY WEAPONS (1974) and DOUBLE AGENT 73 (1974)
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • 2K restorations from the original 35mm camera negatives
  • DEADLY WEAPONS: Commentary with Doris Wishman biographer Michael Bowen
  • DEADLY WEAPONS: Commentary with Bleeding Skull’s Annie Choi and Joseph A. Ziemba
  • DOUBLE AGENT 73: Commentary with filmmaker Frank Henenlotter
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Booklet with writing from Something Weird’s Lisa Petrucci and a vintage Doris Wishman interview by artist Peggy Ahwhesh
  • English SDH subtitles

Disc 2: THE AMAZING TRANSPLANT (1970) and LET ME DIE A WOMAN (1977)
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • 2K restorations from the original 35mm camera negatives
  • LET ME DIE A WOMAN: Commentary with artist and porn performer Carta Monir
  • Theatrical trailers
  • 'Twilight Years' photo gallery
  • English SDH subtitles

Disc 3: THE IMMORAL THREE (1975), KEYHOLES ARE FOR PEEPING (1972), and LOVE TOY (1971)
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • 2K restorations from the original 35mm camera negatives
  • THE IMMORAL THREE: Commentary with film programmer Lars Nilsen and AGFA’s Bret Berg
  • Theatrical trailers
  • English SDH subtitles


Susan Foreman 1st May 2022 09:55 PM

'Game Of Survival' (1989) - Pre-order available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $26.99

Release date: May 31

"This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Robert Sammelin) is limited to 3,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

Culture Shock Releasing is the the union of Lo-Fi Video and Verboden Video, dedicated to preserving genre and cult movies shot on video and film and releasing them on blu-ray, with a heavy focus on films from the 80s and 90s. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing Culture Shock Releasing's brand new line of home video releases!

Seven criminals, prisoners, and slaves are sent down to Earth to hunt for "the ball," and hunt each other for it! The all-powerful creatures who rule the galaxy watch these Games of Survival for sport. The winner of the games will be granted their freedom. Which of these seven deadly men will secure the ball and survive until noon?"


Special features:
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Introduction to the film by director Armand Gazarian
  • Full-length commentary with director Armand Gazarian
  • Interview with cinematographer Bruce Hensius
  • Interview with actor Johnnie Saiko
  • Restoration comparison
  • Municipal Waste "Slime and Punishment" music video (2018) featuring Johnnie Saiko as his Games of Survival character
  • Culture Shock Releasing trailers
  • English SDH subtitles


Susan Foreman 1st May 2022 09:58 PM

'Videophobia' (2020) - Pre-order available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $25.49

Release date: May 31

"This special limited edition spot gloss slipcover is limited to 2,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

Named after Yasujiro Ozu’s custom-made, tatami-level, crab-like tripod, Kani is a new home video label dedicated to leveling the gaze and furthering the understanding of Asian cinema in North America. Focused on genre-defying films, Kani aims to expand the canon, bolster up-and-coming filmmakers and reintroduce repertory classics in context. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

Ai (a superbly laconic Tomona Hirota) haunts the streets of Osaka dressed as a mascot. After going home with a stranger, she wakes up to find footage of their intimate encounter uploaded to a porn site. As all systems of recourse and remedy fail her, her sense of dislocation and alienation intensifies and Ai resorts to a strange solution.

Following the rap-inflected drama YAMATO (CALIFORNIA) and the globe-trotting TOURISM, Daisuke Miyazaki unveils another potent subversion of the so-called monolith of Japanese culture. VIDEPHOBIA unfolds as paranoid techno-thriller about identity, set on the backstreets of an industrial and multicultural Osaka captured here in beautiful, stark black-and-white. Concerns with obsessive image-making and issues of surveillance and consent in the digital age are embodied in the plight of a young woman from the city’s Koreatown; in an eerie film about the self – watching us as much as we watch it."


Special features:
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • High Definition Presentation
  • Video Introduction by Director Daisuke Miyazaki
  • Newly Commissioned Short Film, “i’ll Be Your Mirror” (2022, 9mins)
  • Videophobia MV by Baku Feat. Jin Dogg, Nunchaku (Tatsuro Mukai, Kumi), Tomy Wealth
  • Booklet Feat. An Interview With the Director by justine Smith and Behind-the-scenes Photographs
  • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional English / Japanese / Chinese Subtitles
  • 1 Transparent Sticker
  • New Cover Art
  • English SDH subtitles


Susan Foreman 1st May 2022 10:02 PM

'No Resistance' (1994) - Pre-order available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $27.99

Release date: May 31

"This special limited edition embossed and spot gloss slipcover is limited to 2,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

Saturn's Core Audio & Video is a New Jersey based home video label devoted to releasing underground oddities and shot on video cinema on VHS, and now, blu-ray discs! In partnership with OCN Distribution, Saturn's Core will exhume forgotten or under-seen genre cinema from the 80s and 90s, with an emphasis on SOV horror features. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

Houston, Texas. Sometime in the near future. In the aftermath of the catastrophic collapse of America’s governmental and financial infrastructures, Dij is a pink-haired, crank-snorting, cyber-alchemist performing high priced hacks for hire from his fully mobile, holstered laptop. Dij navigates through a dystopian urban jungle, evading the ire of rival “government” street gangs and wielding his itinerant PC like a futuristic gunslinger, erasing phone bills and shutting down life support systems for a bounty of drugs, floppy discs, and cash. When Dij is hired by would-be terrorists to obtain a high-risk, weaponized computer virus, he instead finds himself involuntarily becoming the carrier of a far more insidious cargo – the fallout from which may lead to war, or even the end of all humanity as we know it.

A highly inventive and virtually undiscovered SOV masterpiece shot guerrilla style on the streets of Houston in 1992, No Resistance was the brainchild of Lunatic Fringe Productions, a Texas based film collective spearheaded by visionary director Tim Thomson and his equally imaginative writing & acting partners David Rains and Irving Cutter. A prophetic, futuristic knockout with a kinetic industrial noise rock soundtrack by Houston’s Pain Teens, it stands apart in the echelon of shot on video features by dwelling unabashedly in the realms of both action & science fiction. Like a dime-store Blade Runner by way of Yojimbo and filtered through the gritty lens of Deadbeat at Dawn, No Resistance remains one of the ‘90s most iconoclastic, cyberpunk, neo-noir sagas."


Special features:
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary with writer / director Tim Thomson, producer Michael Schneider Jr., writer / actor David Rains & writer / actor Irving Cutter
  • Audio commentary / music track with writer / director Tim Thomson, producer Michael Schneider Jr., & musician Scott Ayers of Pain Teens
  • “Cyberpunk Yojimbo” -an interview with director Tim Thomson
  • “No Re:” -pitch trailer for the proposed No Resistance original TV series (w/ optional audio commentary)
  • “Coral Kiss” -Pain Teens music video by Tim Thomson (w/ two optional audio commentaries)
  • “White Bunnies” -Truth Decay music video by Tim Thomson (w/ optional audio commentary)
  • “3 by dr:op:fr:am+e” -music video by Tim Thomson
  • Trailers
  • Reversible cover art
  • English SDH subtitles


Susan Foreman 1st May 2022 10:05 PM

'The Little Hours' (2017) - Pre-order available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $27.99

Release date: May 31

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

Since launching in 2016, Gunpowder & Sky has released 30+ feature films in partnership with leading services including HBO, Netflix, Hulu, Showtime and Starz. As an independent studio, they're known for groundbreaking music and pop-culture documentaries alongside narrative and genre cinema all of which manage to transgress conventions. In partnership with OCN, Gunpowder & Sky will release new titles on UHD and blu-ray alongside upgrades of current home video editions - with an attention to the best quality possible for home video and elaborate packaging. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry. Loaded with comedic talent and written with an off-kilter, yet knowing touch, The Little Hours is an immensely charming romp. Writer/director Jeff Baena’s riotous follow-up to Sundance Film Festival favorites Life After Beth and Joshy has transferred the nervy comedic energy from his earlier work to the Middle Ages with hilarious results."


Special features:
  • Region A Blu-ray
  • New Commentary track with director Jeff Baena and cast members Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco and Kate Micucci, recorded in 2022
  • New Commentary track with director Jeff Baena and director of photography Quyen Tran, production designer Susie Mancini and costume designer Natalie O'Brien, recorded in 2022
  • Interview with director Jeff Baena
  • Interview with actress Kate Micucci
  • Interview with production designer Susie Mancini
  • Jeff Baena, Aubrey Plaza & Dave Franco read from The Decameron at the Strand Bookstore
  • Q&A from Strand Bookstore
  • Behind the Scenes footage
  • Teasers
  • Green Band Trailer
  • Red Band trailer
  • Blooper Reel
  • Two Prayer Cards, designed by Alessa Kreger, made exclusively for this release
  • English SDH subtitles


Susan Foreman 1st May 2022 10:09 PM

'Buster Keaton Rides Again / Helicopter Canada' (1965-1966) - Pre-order available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $24.49

Release date: May 31

"This special limited edition slipcover is limited to 1,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

From arthouse to Canuxploitation, Canadian International Pictures (CIP) is devoted to resurrecting vital, distinctive, and overlooked triumphs of Canadian cinema. This label is focused on the country’s original cinematic boom years – spanning the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s – occasionally venturing past that period (and the country’s borders) to highlight the films of Canada’s most inspired actors and filmmakers. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing CIP's brand new line of home video releases!

Two unforgettably cinematic journeys through ’60s Canada!

BUSTER KEATON RIDES AGAIN - In the fall of 1964, just over a year before his death, Buster Keaton traveled to Canada to make The Railrodder, a silent short that would turn out to be one of his final films. Documenting this mobile production in fascinating and unexpected detail, Buster Keaton Rides Again offers a rare glimpse of the comedy legend’s temperament, philosophies, hobbies, marriage (his third), and occasionally combative creative process. Canadian International Pictures fondly presents this intimate look at one of cinema’s most enduring legends. In addition, this disc includes The Railrodder and six other shorts by director – and Buster Keaton Rides Again co-star – Gerald Potterton (The Rainbow Boys, Heavy Metal).

HELICOPTER CANADA - Made in celebration of the Canadian centennial, this Oscar-nominated documentary offers a stunning aerial exploration of the country’s vast and varied landscape. Featuring impressive widescreen cinematography by director Eugene Boyko, amusingly irreverent commentary, and even a cameo by The Beatles, this enchantingly oddball time capsule brings Canadiana to new heights. In honor of the film’s debt to the sprawling Cinerama travelogues of the ’50s, this disc also includes a presentation of Helicopter Canada in the Smilebox format, simulating the effect of a curved screen."


Special features:
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • New 2K transfers from the 35mm interpositives
  • Alternate 2.76:1 and Smilebox presentations of Helicopter Canada
  • Hors-d'oeuvre (1960, 7 min.)
  • My Financial Career (1962, 7 min.)
  • Christmas Tree Decoration (1963, 5 min.)
  • The Ride (1963, 7 min.)
  • The Railrodder (1965, 25 min.)
  • The Quiet Racket (1966, 7 min.)
  • The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones (1983, 8 min.)
  • Bonus short: Canada the Land (1970, 8 min.)
  • Booklet featuring a new interview with Gerald Potterton
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles for all 10 films


Susan Foreman 1st May 2022 10:13 PM

'The Coca-Cola Kid' (1985) - Pre-order available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $27.99

Release date: May 31

"This special limited edition embossed and spot gloss slipcover (designed by We Bury Your Kids) is limited to 3,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

Taking its name from the ironic moniker for late 1960s and '70s New York, Fun City Editions is a new boutique label focused on reissues of maverick repertory cinema and music that can best be described as works that exist "outside of their time." Spanning an array of genres, artists and countries, but with a unifying focus on forgotten and overlooked treasures, each Fun City release, be it a Blu-ray or vinyl LP, will present new restorations and comprehensive extras which contextualize and illuminate the artistic and historic value of the piece. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

When a small-town Australian soda maker refuses to convert his factory to Coca-Cola production, the parent company sends in its whiz kid “troubleshooter” Becker (Eric Roberts, The Pope of Greenwich Village and Star 80) to resolve the issue. The previously unflappable Becker, however, finds his own resolve challenged by Australia’s unique character and characters—namely Terri (Greta Scacci, The Player and White Mischief), his beautiful and very eccentric secretary, and McDowell (Bill Kerr, Gallipoli and Razorback), the stubbornly independent soft drink entrepreneur. Serbian auteur Dušan Makavejev (Montenegro and W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism) brings his celebrated off-kilter and boundary-pushing sensibilities to this classic screwball comic set-up, so that the narrative remains refreshingly unpredictable, unconventional and subversive throughout.

Becker, Terri and McDowell originate in the short stories of award-winning Australian writer Frank Moorhouse, who adapted them for the film’s screenplay. The film’s attractive primary locations—cosmopolitan Sydney and the stunning Blue Mountains region—are stylishly shot by Mad Max cinematographer Dean Semler. The original songs, including the incredibly catchy “Coca-Cola Jingle,” come from Tim Finn, founding member of popular New Zealand rock band Split Enz. For this worldwide Blu-ray premiere, The Coca-Cola Kid has been restored in 2K from its 35mm interpositive."


Special features:
  • Region A Blu-ray
  • New 2K restoration from its 35mm interpositive
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Booklet with a new essay by Spike Carter
  • Newly recorded audio commentary by film programmer Lars Nilsen and Fun City Editions' Jonathan Hertzberg
  • 'Dark and Bubbly,' a newly filmed video interview with star Eric Roberts
  • 'The Real Thing,' an archival video interview with star Greta Scacchi and producer David Roe
  • Image Gallery
  • English SDH subtitles


Susan Foreman 1st May 2022 10:17 PM

'Ilya Muromets' (1956) - Pre-order available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $27.99

Release date: May 31

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

Deaf Crocodile is an L.A.-based Distribution + Restoration company focused on New, Independent, Lost/Unseen and World Cinema with a special interest in Animation, Cult Horror + Fantasy, LGBTQ films, and the work of neglected and underrepresented Filmmakers from across the spectrum. The company was founded by film restoration expert Craig Rogers and distributor / exhibitor Dennis Bartok. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing Deaf Crocodile's brand new line of home video releases!

Legendary Russian fantasy filmmaker Aleksandr Ptushko’s sweeping, visual F/X-filled epic ILYA MUROMETS (THE SWORD & THE DRAGON) is one of his most enchanting achievements: a stunning Cinemascope ballad of heroic medieval knights, ruthless Tugar invaders, wind demons and three-headed fire-breathing dragons, all set against a mythic landscape of pastoral, unspoiled Russia. Based on one of the most famous byliny (oral epics) in Old Russian culture, the film stars Boris Andreyev as the bogatyr (knight) Ilya, waging a decades-long battle against the Tugars who threaten his homeland, kidnap his wife and raise his own son to fight against him."


Special features:
  • Region A Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary track by Steve Bissette
  • Remembering Russian Film Scholar Alan Upchurch by Dennis Bartok
  • Russian Fantastika Part One by Alan Upchurch
  • The Making of The Sword and the Dragon by Aleksandr Ptushko (translated by Alan Upchurch)
  • New restoration trailer
  • English SDH subtitles


Susan Foreman 1st May 2022 10:20 PM

'Inspector Ike' (2020) - Pre-order available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $27.99

Release date: May 31

"This special limited edition slipcover is limited to 1,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

Factory 25, a Brooklyn-based independent film distribution company was founded in 2009 by Matt Grady. F25 is a home for conceptually provocative narratives and documentaries. Its mission is to deliver specialized film and music titles in an aesthetically captivating way while exposing the indie world to under-the-radar films, music, and other curiosities in various ways and formats — theatrically, digitally, on TV, VOD, via subscription, limited edition DVDs, Blu-ray's, books and vinyl. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

Inspector Ike, New York City’s greatest police detective, finds himself in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse after the conniving understudy of an avant-garde theater group knocks off the star actor. A “lost TV movie” from the 1970’s, INSPECTOR IKE mixes visual gags, slapstick, gross food, and heartfelt emotion. Think COLUMBO meets THE NAKED GUN, featuring a rogue's gallery of NYC's best comedians."


Special features:
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Commentary with director Graham Mason
  • All Thirteen Episodes of "Words With Ike" Season One
  • Short Film - The Photos of Ana
  • Original Trailer
  • Booklet with an Inspector Ike episode guide, an essay by Graham Mason and a word search by by Ikechukwu Ufomadu
  • Reversible Cover Artwork
  • Recipe Card
  • English Subtitles


Susan Foreman 1st May 2022 10:22 PM

'King Car' (2022) - Pre-order available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $25.49

Release date: May 31

"This special limited edition spot gloss slipcover (designed by Stephanie Monahan) is limited to 2,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

Dark Star Pictures is a new-age North American distribution company, focused on bringing unique and targeted content to audiences across the country and is committed to releasing auteur-driven, original cinema in the theatrical, digital and home video space. In partnership with OCN Distribution, new Dark Star titles - along with celebrated features in their back catalog - will receive features packed blu-ray editions that will maintain the OCN standard of quality and Dark Star's deft curation.

A young man’s ability to surreally “be one” with and speak to cars sparks a revolution that could save his community. When his invention inadvertently accelerates the underlying problems of the community, our hero’s quest must grow bigger than his own personal ambitions and a fight for survival ensues with the zombies of capitalism."


Special features:
  • Region A Blu-ray
  • SuperBarroco - Short Film
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of King Car
  • Production Design Gallery
  • Costume Design by Joana Gatis Gallery
  • English SDH subtitles


Susan Foreman 1st May 2022 10:27 PM

'Passing Strangers & Forbidden Letters: Two Films By Arthur J. Bressan Jr.' (1974 / 1979) - Pre-order available from Vinegar Syndrome direct - $27.99

Release date: May 31

"This special limited edition embossed and spot gloss slipcover is limited to 2,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

Altered Innocence has been dedicated to releasing LGBTQ & Coming-of-Age films with an artistic edge since their inception in 2015. With a library of features and shorts from around the world, mixing genre with art-house and everything in between - Altered Innocence is committed to curating an esoteric library that is without peer in the current marketplace. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

No other filmmaker better embodied the spirit of the gay liberation movement than Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. (Buddies, Gay USA). A true pioneer of queer cinema, his films fearlessly blurred the boundaries between the artistic, the erotic, and the cinematic — and never so clearly as with his first two narrative films, the critically-acclaimed Passing Strangers and Forbidden Letters. Altered Innocence and the Bressan Project are proud to present these two landmarks of early queer cinema, newly restored in 2K from their original film elements and with a host of new bonus features."


Special features:
  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary on Passing Strangers by Elizabeth Purchell, K.J. Shepherd, and Tyler Thomas of Ask Any Buddy
  • Audio Commentary on Forbidden Letters by queer trans film critic Caden Mark Gardner and Elizabeth Purchell of Ask Any Buddy
  • On-Stage Q&A with star Robert Adams and queer film historian Jenni Olson at the San Francisco PornFilmFestival
  • Five early Super 8 shorts by Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. (New HD Restorations)
  • Print materials & original photos gallery
  • Original theatrical trailers for both films (New 2K Restorations)
  • Double bill trailer
  • Other trailers
  • 20-page booklet with writing by Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. and an essay by Caden Mark Gardner
  • English SDH subtitles


Susan Foreman 26th May 2022 07:48 AM


"Jess Franco, further installments of Home Grown Horror (Slasher Edition), Hong Kong genre cinema, more Euro Horror and more installments of Forgotten Gialli coming in 2022 from Vinegar Syndrome

“The rest of 2022 will only up the ante with Blu-ray debuts of SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED, more 80s horror, more Hong Kong genre cinema, our first Jess Franco release, more Euro-horror, further installments of FORGOTTEN GIALLI and HOME GROWN HORROR (slasher edition!), and UHD debuts of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE II along with plenty of other horror and exploitation treats on Blu-ray and UHD"


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