Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New Horror Apparel Company, VIOLENT ABDUCTION, Launches Halloween 2017!



The horror apparel market has been booming lately and over the last couple years has been doing a great job of catering to fans of classic horror films, such as Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Killer Klowns just to name a few. We have even covered many of them right on this blog. The fans of 80s slasher and gore flicks are definitely covered (no pun intended) when it comes to horror apparel. However, a new company called Violent Abduction, sees a grossly under represented sector of the horror market; Vintage Horror.

"Violent Abduction are extremely excited to reveal a nail-biting new collection of apparel and goods that represents a wide swatch of vintage horror, launching Halloween 2017. VA have created a vividly obtuse and obscure series of limited edition t-shirts and goods based on iconic horror tropes such as Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, The Creature, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, obscure cult films and hit classics, such as Carrie, Psycho, Black Sunday and more. All vintage films before 1980.”



“This isn’t new territory for horror apparel,” says creative director and company founder Brandon Harrod. “But we wanted our first ever dive into this market to be iconic, well designed, quality, vintage and affordable, and they don’t come much more iconic than Universal Monsters, Hammer Films, Karloff, Vincent Price and cult classics.” With a recent resurgence in popularity of well-designed horror apparel, Violent Abduction felt that the timing is perfect for a company of this type and are excited about introducing a whole new generation of fans to the vintage horror.


Violent Abduction Clothing is one of Chicago, IL’s newest clothing labels, with around 100 designs for t-shirts and accessories available by Halloween 2017 for thousands of customers and fans worldwide. Inspired by the true classics and focused on the cult in pop-culture, Violent Abduction has a timeless affinity with vintage horror movies and punk rock music and is hoping to be worn by artists, musicians, businessmen, nerds, jocks and anyone who loves great, classic horror."





For more information on Violent Abduction Clothing, visit: https://www.teepublic.com/user/violentabduction


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Film Movement Classics Releases Two New HD Restorations from the Vaults of Joe Sarno, the Legendary Pioneer of Celluloid Erotica


FILM MOVEMENT CLASSICS HAS RELEASED
TWO NEW HD RESTORATIONS FROM THE VAULTS OF 
JOE SARNO, ONE OF THE LEGENDARY PIONEERS 
OF CELLULOID EROTICA

ALL THE SINS OF SODOM&VIBRATIONS


New 2K Theatrical Masters Were Created for Each Film, Packaged Together
and on Blu-ray for the Very First Time; Exclusive Bonus Features Include a
Sarno Interview, Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas and
Peggy Steffans-Sarno and More!

Street Date: September 26, 2017

A pioneer of sexploitation cinema, American film director and screenwriter Joseph W. Sarno's (1921-2010) prolific career spans the evolution of the genre. "One of the true pioneers of celluloid erotica," (Anthology Film Archives) he was also dubbed the "Chekov of soft-core" by The Village Voice. Film Movement Classics has partnered with Film Media and Something Weird to release new HD restorations of two Sarno classics on Blu-ray for the very first time. This September, they'll release the second installment in the Joseph W. Sarno Retrospect Series with ALL THE SINS OF SODOM & VIBRATIONS. Packaged together, this exclusive collection, also featuring specially-produced extras such as an interview with Sarno himself and audio commentary, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD.

SYNOPSES

Shot back-to-back with VIBRATIONS in 1968, ALL THE SINS OF SODOM (87 minutes) has been hailed as "one of Sarno's most captivating films" (Video Watchdog) and the sexploitation auteur is at the top of his game in this penetrating study of ambition, romance and lust set inside the world of fashion photography.  Encouraged by his agent, Henning, a struggling New York City photographer, begins a daring portfolio of his model, Leslie.  But all too soon, jealousies erupt when another model vies for his camera and bed in this elegantly filmed time capsule of late '60s New York.

In VIBRATIONS (75 minutes), aspiring writer Barbara moves to Manhattan to jump-start her career and sex life, but ends up typing manuscripts.  Alone at night, she listens to the sound of her sexy neighbor as she entertains herself and her friends with the aid of her vibrator.  When her extroverted sister, Julie, comes to town, Barbara is forced to confront her repressed sexual desires.  One of Sarno's early classics, VIBRATIONS is "classy and sophisticated, beautifully shot...filled with wonderful performances and as sexy as hell" (DVD Drive-In)

BONUS FEATURES: ALL THE SINS OF SODOM / VIBRATIONS 
Interview with Joseph Sarno
Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas and Joe's wife, Peggy Steffans-Sarno
Booklet featuring liner notes from Tim Lucas 

ABOUT THE JOSEPH W. SARNO RETROSPECT SERIES

Through Film Movement's partnership with Film Media, a preservation and restoration company dedicated to outstanding independent cinema shot on film, new 2K theatrical masters are being created for the Joseph W. Sarno film library. For years, only poorly-preserved prints were available for retrospective screenings; now, cinema aficionados will be able to screen Sarno's classics, restored to a pristine state for optimal viewing. The initial double-feature in the new collection was VAMPIRE ECSTASY (aka THE DEVIL'S PLAYTHING, 1973) and SIN YOU SINNERS (1963), released last October on Blu-ray and DVD.

ABOUT JOE SARNO

Director and screenwriter Joseph W. Sarno's (1921-2010) career spans the genre. His early black and white films are praised for their chiaroscuro lighting and their complex psycho-sexual plots, but it was his more explicit art-house film, INGA, shot in Sweden in 1968, that brought him international attention.  Never a fan of explicit triple-X filmmaking, Sarno continued to write and direct adult films through the 1970s and '80s, often working under a pseudonym or offering his director's credit to the film's female lead.  Among his most noted films are SIN IN THE SUBURBS, INGA, ABIGAIL LESLIE IS BACK IN TOWN, and CONFESSIONS OF A YOUNG AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE.  Recently, Sarno's work has been the subject of retrospectives at several noted institutions and festivals, including Anthology Film Archives, New York Underground Film Festival, the Lake Placid Film Festival, the Vienna Filmmuseum, The Cinemateque Français, The Turin Film Festival, and the Warhol Museum. 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Type:  Blu-ray
Genre:  Erotica
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio:  Stereo

About Film Movement
Celebrating its 15th year, Film Movement is a North American distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films based in New York City.  Film Movement has released more than 250 feature films and shorts culled from prestigious film festivals worldwide, and last year it had its first Academy Award-nominated film, Naji Abu Nowar's THEEB. Film Movement's theatrical distribution strategy has evolved to include promising American independent films, documentaries, and an even stronger slate of foreign art house titles.  Its catalog includes titles by directors such as Hirokazu Kore-eda, Maren Ade, Jessica Hausner, Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrzej Wajda, Diane Kurys, Ciro Guerra and Melanie Laurent. In 2015, Film Movement launched its reissue label Film Movement Classics, featuring new restorations released theatrically as well as on Blu-ray and DVD, including films by such noted directors as Eric Rohmer, Peter Greenaway, Bille August, Marleen Gorris, Takeshi Kitano, Arturo Ripstein, and Ettore Scola. For more information, please visit www.filmmovement.com.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Dee Wallace's RED CHRISTMAS Brings Holiday Fear to Blu-ray, DVD and VOD October 17th


Craig Anderson's Holiday Horror Comes to HDArtsploitation Sets Red Christmas Under the Tree October 17thAvailable Nationwide on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD


"a tightly constructed, unapologetically nasty little thriller, given depth and weight by Wallace's interpretation of a sweet woman suffering for her past" --Los Angeles Times

"one of the most beautifully lit and photographed horror films since Dario Argento's Suspiria" --Film Journal International
Artsploitation has delivered the ultimate stocking stuffer with the home video release of the Australian horror film Red Christmas.  Veteran television director and actor Craig Anderson makes his feature debut with Red Christmas, combining the banal horror of family gatherings with the issues of abortion, feminism, ethics, religion and privacy, with a blood-splattered twist on what happens when secrets refuse to stay dead.  Following a theatrical rollout across the United States, Red Christmas will be available nationwide October 17th on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.

Genre icon Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters) stars in a critically acclaimed role as the stressed-out mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas Eve.  Their petty dramas threaten to blacken the holiday until a mysterious and deformed stranger appears at the door seeking bloody vengeance.  


Dee Wallace headlines as Diane, a matriarch presiding over the gathering of her squabbling grown children on Christmas Day.  Tensions give way to terror when a deformed stranger appears at the door with vengeance on his mind.  Diane must protect her family as limbs are severed and secrets are brought into the light. 




Red Christmas - Trailer from artsploitation on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

truTV- THE PROBLEM WITH APU- Comedic documentary to premiere November 19

truTV Sets Premiere Date for Comedic Documentary The Problem with Apu


Comedian Hari Kondabolu Confronts His Cartoon Nemesis – and Minority Media Representation – in Hour-Long Feature Debuting November 19


It’s peak TV season – your inbox is not your friend. So here are the highlights:
Tackling the hot-button issue of minority media representation,comedic documentary The Problem with Apuwill premiere on truTV Sunday, November 19 at 10PM ET/PT;
In his sharp, cultural exposé, creator and star Hari Kondabolu addresses his long-standing conflict with Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian convenience store owner from The Simpsons;
Featuring interviews with Aziz Ansari, Kal Penn, Whoopi Goldberg, W. Kamau Bell, Aasif Mandvi, Hasan Minhaj, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Aparna Nancherla and more, The Problem with Apu explores the lasting impact of Hollywood stereotypes;

And for you visual folks, here’s a link to the doc’s official trailer: https://youtu.be/zGzvEqBvkP8.

Turner’s truTV today announced the premiere date for its highly-anticipated comedic documentary
The Problem with Apu as Sunday, November 19 at 10PM ET/PT. In the hour-long film, creator and star Hari Kondabolu, a South Asian-American comedian, confronts his long-standing “nemesis” Apu Nahasapeemapetilon – better known as the Indian convenience store owner on The Simpsons. Kondabolu discusses how this controversial caricature was created, burrowed its way into the hearts and minds of Americans, and continues to exist – intact – nearly three decades later.
In this highly-personal, insightful and timely exploration of minority media representation, Kondabolu speaks with prominent South Asian actors about the damaging legacy of Apu – an animated character voiced by a white actor with a heavily exaggerated, stereotypical Indian accent. Aziz Ansari, Kal Penn, Aasif Mandvi, Hasan Minjaj, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Aparna Nancherla, Russell Peters, Sakina Jaffrey and Maulik Pancholy share poignant stories about their own experiences with Apu and the broader questions about the comedy and representation he evokes. With additional interviews with EGOT-winner Whoopi Goldberg, W. Kamau Bell, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Mallika Rao, and many more, The Problem with Apu takes a humorous look at how even a beloved television series can have a blind spot.

"I was obsessed with The Simpsons growing up and it has greatly influenced my comedy. However, as my mother proves, you can criticize something you love because you expect more from it,” said Kondabolu. “For the longest time, Apu was the most prominent representation of South Asian Americans – and despite how much our society has changed in the last three decades – the character persists today. I made this film to not only talk about the origin of Apu and highlight the impact of such images in media, but also to celebrate the diversity and complexity of my community."
Hailed as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today” by The New York Times, Brooklyn-based comedian Kondaboluis the host of the popular podcast “Politically Re-Active” alongside W. Kamau Bell.

The Problem with Apu is executive produced by Kondabolu, Marobru, Inc.’s Michele Armour and Avalon Television’s Isaac Horne, David Martin, Richard Allen-Turner and Jon Thoday. Michael Melamedoff serves as director. The film will be made available on all platforms following its linear premiere on November 19.

Connect with the documentary on social:
https://twitter.com/truTV
www.instagram.com/truTV
http://www.facebook.com/truTV
#TheProblemWithApu

Saturday, October 7, 2017

MATT BERRY presents Night Terrors a cornucopia of remixes, alternate versions and outtakes


MATT BERRY
presents
Night Terrors

 a cornucopia of remixes, alternate versions and outtakes



Following last year’s album, The Small Hours, Matt Berry is pleased to announce details of Night Terrors - a collection of various remixes, outtakes and alternate versions of tracks culled from The Small Hours sessions. Night Terrors is released on 17th November through Acid Jazz Records and available as a limited, numbered 12” vinyl, CD and digitally – alongside a number of extremely limited Bleep exclusive white labels.
                                 
Ahead of its release, Matt is thrilled to be able to give a glimpse into the album with a remix of the title track Night Terrors, courtesy of Warp Records recording artist Clark. As Berry explains 'Being such a huge fan of Clarke's work, it's way beyond an honour that he's spent time remixing one of my songs -  listen to the track  here

The mutual appreciation is reciprocated as Clark says; “Just finished a remix for the marvelous Matt Berry. I wrote it as an antidote to all of the static drones/sound design I was recording for Death Peak; I spend ages these recording these collages of texture to embed the album into. Amazing fun for a few days but after a while my tedious-o-meter started ringing, I was craving catchy staccato hooks and high tempo furious drum programming. The material Matt gave me was wicked, quite hard to initially integrate because it’s all live playing. I wanted to make something that sounds completely synthetic and digital. I made most of it at MESS in Melbourne. An amazing place where you can rent all sorts of ridiculous/amazing old gear for a very reasonable price.”

Night Terrors also undergoes the remix treatment from Saint Etienne, whilst Lord Above features a collaboration with Ivor Novello nominated songwriter Pugwash, and there are interpretations of Pink Floyd’s Any Colour You Like and Zappa’s Mr Green Genes.

Buy "Night Terrors" here

The full track listing is :

Night Terrors (Saint Etienne remix)
Middle of The East
Angi
Lord Above (Matt Berry meets Thomas Walsh)
Any Colour You Like
Mr Green Genes
Hey Little Girl
Night Terrors (Clark remix)

Friday, October 6, 2017

Lewis Black "Black To The Future"

Lewis Black "Black To The Future" 



on CD and DVD October 13th, and Vinyl December 8th


The king of the rant uses his trademark style to 
skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin

CD and DVD each contain a different BONUS performance

DVD:
"Lewis Black: Black To The Future" - 50 Min - Known as the king of the rant, Lewis uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. A passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our existence. Recorded live just a few blocks from his home in New York City, watch as Lewis sheds light on this crazy, messed-up world. Also included on the DVD is a full length 50 min bonus program "The Rant Is Due: Live From Napa". On this special night, which is moderated by Lewis' amazingly funny and talented friend Kathleen Madigan, audience members at the theatre and across the Internet ask questions directly to Lewis onstage. The results are some espically hilarious Rants. Two full performance all on one dual layered DVD.

BONUS: "The Rant Is Due: Live From Napa" - A full 50 min bonus program on the DVD only

CD:
Lewis Black: "Black To The Future": a double CD set with 2 full length stand-up comedy programs. Disc 1 contains the main program, "Lewis Black: Black To The Future" - 47 Minutes - Recorded Live in NYC - Known as the king of the rant, Lewis uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. A passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our existence. Listen as Lewis sheds light on this crazy, messed-up world. Disc 2 contains a second full length program - Lewis Black: "This Should Have Been A Special" - 65 Minutes - Recorded Live at Milwaukee's historic Pabst Theater in 2016. It is the comedy set that was almost lost.

BONUS: Second disc containing a full length program entitled "This Should Have Been A Special." A 65 minute set recorded live at Milwaukee's historic Pabst Theater in 2016. It is the comedy set that was almost lost.

VINYL:
Lewis Black: "Black To The Future": a double album set pressed on orange vinyl with 2 full length stand-up comedy programs. Disc 1 contains the main program, "Lewis Black: Black To The Future" - 47 Minutes - Recorded Live in NYC - Known as the king of the rant, Lewis uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. A passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our existence. Listen as Lewis sheds light on this crazy, messed-up world. Disc 2 contains a second full length program - Lewis Black: "This Should Have Been A Special" - 65 Minutes - Recorded Live at Milwaukee's historic Pabst Theater in 2016. It is the comedy set that was almost lost.

Pre-order now at MVDshop.com

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Halloween II & Halloween III shirts, socks, enamel pins & more from Fright-Rags

Halloween II & Halloween III shirts, socks, enamel pins & more from Fright-Rags

On sale now at Fright-Rags.com


Whether you prefer Michael Myers or Silver Shamrock, Fright-Rags has something for all fans of the Halloween franchise with the Halloween II and Halloween III: Season of the Witch collections.

They feature a whopping eight shirts - four from each film - including classic poster artwork, brand new designs, and art styled after vintage advertisements. The poster designs are also available on Fright-Rags' custom black and orange baseball tees.




Eight new enamel pins are available as well. There are five Halloween II enamel pins, including a depiction of Nurse Jill's death scene with sliding action. All three of Halloween III's killer masks have been turned into enamel pins, each housed in a miniature mask box.



Always thinking outside the box, Fright-Rags has recreated Budd's Haddonfield Memorial Hospital uniform from Halloween II as a zip-up hoodie. Complete the outfit with pairs of Halloween II and Halloween III socks, each featuring the respective movie's masks.


Halloween II and Halloween III: Season of the Witch collections are on sale now at Fright-Rags.com. All items are in stock and ready to ship except the baseball tees, which are pre-order. The clock is ticking!

Halloween fans will want to keep an eye on Fright-Rags in the coming weeks, as they'll be unveiling new merchandise from John Carpenter's classic.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Mondo and Death Waltz Updates!



Mondo announced a brand new Death Waltz release this week, THE VOID. They will also have copies of the all new pressing of John Carpenter's CHRISTINE soundtrack, along with a restock of Brave Wave's NINJA GAIDEN BOX SET and a distributed title from Enjoy the Ride, ACE VENTURA: WHEN NATURE CALLS. Please note HELLRAISER will now go on sale 10/11.

As always, all new releases go on sale on Wednesdays at NOON (CT). 

DEATH WALTZ
The Void - Original Motion Picture Score LP. Music by Jeremy Gillespie, Brian Wiacek, Menalon and Blitz/Berlin. Pressed on 180 Gram "Drop in the Void" vinyl. Limited to 500. $25
Death Waltz Recording Co., is proud to present the original motion picture score to THE VOID.

When police officer Carter discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road, he rushes him to a local hospital with a bare-bones night shift staff. As cloaked, cult-like figures surround the building, the patients and staff inside start to turn ravenously insane. Trying to protect the survivors, Carter leads them into the depths of the hospital where they discover a gateway to immense evil. Heavily influenced by Lovecraft lore and practical horror effects of such classics as John Carpenter’s THE THING. You can listen to the soundtrack courtesy of our friends Lakeshore Records who released it digitally.

The soundtrack is an ominous synth driven beast, genuinely unsettling and thrilling. Shape shifting from ambient to semi-industrial in the blink of an eye. This limited one-time pressing is housed in a laminated reflective jacket, and pressed on 180 gram "Drop in the Void" vinyl (blue, color-in-color) limited to 500 copies.


Christine - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Released on Varèse Sarabande. Music by John Carpenter in association with Alan Howarth. Artwork by Gary Pullin. Pressed on Blue Vinyl. $23
Released by our friends at Varèse Sarabande, this classic John Carpenter soundtrack returns fully remastered with an all-new fantastic original art design by Gary Pullin and pressed on blue vinyl.


Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Released on Enjoy the Ride and Enjoy the Toons. Pressed on Green vinyl. $27
Enjoy the Ride and Enjoy the Toons, in conjunction with Morgan Creek, are proud to announce the first ever official release of the 1995 cult classic film, ACE VENTURA: WHEN NATURE CALLS on colored vinyl and digital download. Composed and conducted by Robert Folk, the album is over 45 minutes of nostalgic adventure!

Housed in an upgraded 400gsm jacket featuring original artwork by Steven Wild, this release also includes a digital download code. This is a true companion piece to the ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE release; not only are both are chock full of easter eggs hidden past the locked grooves, there are also some hidden within the gatefold artwork. 

Pressed on Limited edition Green vinyl.


Ninja Gaiden: The Definitive Soundtrack 4XLP. Released on Brave Wave. Contains Vol.1 and Vol. 2. $85
The newest Generation Series release from our friends at Brave Wave - NINJA GAIDEN: THE DEFINITIVE SOUNDTRACK. Available as separate 2XLPs (Volume 1 and Volume 2), or as a complete 4XLP box set.

Vol. 1 contains the complete soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden on NES and Arcade. There are 59 tracks in total, with 31 for the NES edition and 28 for the Arcade. They were composed by Keiji Yamagishi, Mikio Saito and Ryuichi Nitta.

Vol. 2 contains the complete soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos and Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Sword of Doom. There are 29 tracks for Ninja Gaiden II and 30 tracks for Ninja Gaiden III. They were composed by Ryuichi Nitta, Mayuko Okamura, Rika Shigeno and Kaori Nakabai.




Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Get Possessed With DEVIL'S WHISPER


DEVIL'S WHISPER. Directed by Adam Ripp, DEVIL’S WHISPER follows 15 year-old Alex (Luca Oriel) who, after discovering a mysterious box passed down from his grandparents, unwittingly unleashes a demonic spirit bent on possessing him.

On the surface DEVIL'S WHISPER is a supernatural horror film about demonic possession, but, at its core, it's a psychological thriller about repressed memories and childhood trauma. The film stars Luca Oriel (Shameless), Tessie Santiago (Scandal), Rick Ravanello (THE CAVE, Weeds), Alison Fernandez (Jane The Virgin), Jasper Polish (BIG SUR), Coy Stewart (Bella and the Bulldogs), Justin Tinucci (Lady Dynamite), & Benjamin A. Hoyt (MONO)

Synopsis: 15 year-old Alejandro Duran, who comes from a religious Latino American family, aspires to be a Catholic priest. But when Alex discovers a mysterious box passed down from his grandparents, he unwittingly unleashes a demonic spirit bent on possessing him. Alex must find a way to defeat this ancient demon, which has been tormenting children since the dawn of man, before it destroys him and everyone he loves. On the surface Devil’s Whisper is a supernatural horror film about demonic possession but at its core it’s a psychological thriller about repressed memories and childhood trauma.

You can check out the newly released trailer for the film here:
http://bit.ly/2y9PCv4

Monday, October 2, 2017

TCM's Horror Movie Lineup is INCREDIBLE



Every year around Halloween, the greatest time of year, Turner Classic Movies is taken over by all the finest in Classic Horror cinema. Emily Madriga of THOUGHT CATALOG has provided us with the following list and this is EXACTLY where you need to be this month. Below is the COMPLETE LIST with times that TCM will be airing! ENJOY! (maybe Im a day or two late...so sue me...) :)

Tuesday 10/3
8:00 PM Frankenstein (1931)
9:30 PM Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
11:00 PM The Mummy (1932)

Wednesday 10/4
12:30 AM The Wolf Man (1941)
2:00 AM Island Of Lost Souls (1933)
3:30 AM The Black Cat (1934)
4:45 AM The Invisible Man (1933)

Sunday 10/8
2:00 AM Night Of The Strangler (1975)
2:15: PM My Blood Runs Cold (1965)
8:00 PM The Return Of Dracula (1958)
9:30 PM House Of Dracula (1945)
10:45 PM Billy The Kid vs. Dracula (1966)

Monday 10/9
12:15 Am The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920)
2:00 AM Jigoku (Hell) (1960)
4:00 AM Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan (1959)
8:00 PM Cat People (1942)
9:30 PM The Body Snatcher (1945)
11:00 Martin Scorsese presents: Val Lewton – The Man In The Shadows (2007)

Wednesday 10/11
12:30 AM I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
2:00 AM The Seventh Victim (1943)
3:30 AM Bedlam (1946)
5:00 AM The Leopard Man (1943)
6:15 AM The Ghost Ship (1943)
7:30 AM Isle Of The Dead (1945)

Thursday 10/12
5:00 AM The Power (1968)

Friday 10/13
6:30 AM Kiss Of The Tarantula (1976)
8:00 AM Snake Woman (1961)
9:30 AM Village Of The Damned (1961)
11:00 AM The Nanny (1965)
1:00 PM The Innocents (1961)
2:45 PM A Place Of One’s Own (1945)
4:30 PM The Bad Seed (1956)
6:45 PM The Curse Of The Cat People (1944)

Sunday 10/15
2:15 AM Blacula (1972)
4:00 AM Scream Blacula Scream (1973)
8:00 PM Horror Of Dracula (1958)
9:45 PM The Brides Of Dracula (1960)
11:30 PM Black Cats And Broomsticks (1955)

Monday 10/16
12:00 AM The Phantom Carriage (1922)
2:00 AM Diabolique (1955)
4:15 AM Gaslight (1944)


Tuesday 10/17
8:00 PM The Devil’s Bride (1968)
9:45 PM The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)
11:15 PM The Mummy (1959)

Wednesday 10/18
1:00 AM The Curse Of The Werewolf (1961)
2:45 AM The Plague Of The Zombies (1966)
4:30 AM The Reptile (1966)

Sunday 10/22
2:00 AM Willard (1971)
3:45 AM Ben (1972)
8:00 PM Dracula, Prince Of Darkness (1965)
10:00 PM Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1969)
12:00 AM The Monster (1925)
2:00 AM Eyes Without A Face (1960)
3:45 AM Kwaidan (1965)

Tuesday 10/24
8:00 PM The Innocents (1961)
10:00 PM Diary Of A Madman (1963)

Wednesday 10/25
12:00 Curse Of The Demon (1958)
2:00 AM Carnival Of Souls (1962)
3:30 AM From Beyond The Grave (1973)
10:00 AM The Devil’s Own (1966)

Thursday 10/26
5:30 AM Rasputin, The Mad Monk (1966)

Friday 10/27
8:00 PM Psycho (1960)
10:15 Pretty Poison (1968)

Saturday 10/28
6:15 AM Mark Of The Vampire (1935)
7:30 AM The Devil-Doll (1936)
9:00 AM What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
11:30 AM Little Shop Of Horrors (1960)
1:00 PM Village Of The Damned (1961)
2:30 PM Children Of The Damned (1964)
4:15 PM House Of Dark Shadows (1970)
6:00 PM Night Of Dark Shadows (1971)

Sunday 10/29
12:00 AM “M” (1951)
2:00 AM The Brood (1979)
3:45 AM Repulsion (1965)
8:00 PM Taste The Blood Of Dracula (1970)
10:00 PM Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

Monday 10/30
12:00 AM Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922)
2:15 AM Onibaba (1964)
4:15 AM Ugetsu (1953)

Tuesday 10/31
8:30 AM White Zombie (1932)
10:00 AM Mad Love (1935)
11:30 AM Dementia 13 (1963)
1:00 PM 13 Ghosts (1960)
2:30 PM The Fearless Vampire Killers (1966)
4:30 PM House Of Wax (1953)
6:00 PM Poltergeist (1982)
8:00 PM The Old Dark House (1932)
9:30 PM The Haunting (1963)
11:30 PM House On Haunted Hill (1958)

Wednesday 11/1
1:15 AM The Cat And The Canary (1939)
2:45 AM The Old Dark House (1963)
4:30 AM The Bat (1959)

THE LEGEND OF 420 | Coming to theaters Oct. 6

THE LEGEND OF 420


Directed by Peter Spirer


Opening in select theaters 
October 6, 2017

Available on VOD and iTunes
October 3, 2017

THE LEGEND OF 420 explores the controversial use of marijuana and the evolution of mainstream society. From a dangerous narcotic, listed as a Schedule 1 Drug substance since the 1970s, to the rush to decriminalize it today. What has changed and why? Has the Government made the war on drugs a war on people? Cultural icons and experts will weigh in, contributing their own personal stories, discussing the impact of cannabis on the zeitgeist.

In Northern California, we will follow the growers. What does it take to produce “quality stuff?” What is the difference between one plant from another. What are the true medical benefits? Why are people serving life sentences for marijuana convictions? What will the Cannabis Industry look like in five years? There are now CBD infused dog biscuits, Bud and Breakfast hotels and professional cannabis cuisine and soon there will be cannabis-themed malls & amusement parks. Will it retain its integrity as a homegrown industry or will it capitulate to Big Business? “Fruity Pebbles” themed cupcakes for the “holiday” at the local baker? Yep…must be “420.”

THE LEGEND OF 420 is directed by Peter Spirer and written by Michael Andrews. The film is produced by Kelly Bevan and Peter Spirer. Executive producers are Phil Hunt and Compton Ross. Cinematography is Eric Anderson and film editing by Ryan Bloom.

RT: 87 minutes 





Saturday, September 30, 2017

YEAH YEAH YEAHS ANNOUNCE THE REISSUE OF THE SEMINAL BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM FEVER TO TELL


YEAH YEAH YEAHS ANNOUNCE THE REISSUE OF THE SEMINAL BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM FEVER TO TELL


AVAILABLE IN DELUXE AND STANDARD LP & DIGITALPRE-ORDER FROM SEPTEMBER 26th, RELEASE OCTOBER 20th HEADLINE SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES & BROOKLYN ON SALE SEPTEMBER 29th


 YEAH YEAH YEAHS have announced details of a vinyl reissue of their seminal, ground-breaking debut, Fever To Tell, on October 20th through Interscope Records / UMe. The album will be available as a Limited Edition Deluxe Box, Standard LP, and Digital deluxe and standard re-mastered editions. Pre-Order for all editions from Sept 26th, with release on October 20th. “Shake It”, a previously unreleased track from the Fever To Tell era, is available as an instant grat now via all digital formats.

Speaking about the release, the New York trio said, “A friend of a friend kept asking if we were ever gonna put Fever To Tell out on vinyl as it hasn’t been on vinyl in 10 years. That’s not right. So here it is on vinyl for the first time in 10 years plus a time capsule of photos, demos (1st ever recorded,) a mini film documenting our near downfall and other fun memorabilia, from the turn of the century NYC, made with love + the usual blood, sweat + tears of Yeah Yeah Yeahs.”

One of the finest debut albums of recent times, Fever To Tell was released in 2003 and was influential in shaping the sound of the early aughts and beyond. Prior to its release, Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase had already established themselves as a ferocious live force; Fever To Tell introduced a band who could play thrilling and frenetic rock’n’roll one minute and captivating, hushed ballads the next. Its meld of scuzzy riffs, angular grooves and hypnotic hooks set a template that was often imitated over the next decade but the album’s rare chemistry isn’t easily replicated. It’s a snapshot of an era that sounds just as mesmerizing as it enters its 15th anniversary in 2018.

In celebration of and in addition to the reissue, the band has announced shows in Los Angeles (The Fonda Theatre, October 25) and Brooklyn (Kings Theatre, November 7).  These two exclusive underplays join the two previously announced 2017 festival appearances, full list of dates below.  Tickets for Los Angeles and Brooklyn dates go on pre-sale with the vinyl pre order September 26th, and general on-sale September 29th.   More info and ticket links at yeahyeahyeahs.com

Oct 25             Los Angeles, CA         The Fonda Theatre
Oct 28             Long Beach, CA         Growlers 6 Festival
Nov 7              Brooklyn, NY               Kings Theatre
Nov 10            Austin, TX                   Sound on Sound Festival

Fever To Tell will be released on two physical formats:

DELUXE BOX – the Deluxe Box will be signed and numbered and limited to 2,000 copies worldwide. It contains the original album newly remastered on 2LPs, with nine unreleased demos, eight B-sides and rarities, and five newspaper lyric posters. It also comes with a 164-page hardbound photo book of Nick Zinner’s personal photos and includes pages from Karen O’s personal notebox, an embroidered iron-on patch, sticker, one photo card from Nick Zinner’s personal collection that all three members will sign and a custom champagne cork 8GB USB stick that includes over ninety minutes of video content as well as the twenty-nine audio tracks on the vinyl. To top it all off, all boxes will be wrapped in red fishnet stockings. The first 500 Deluxe Box buyers will receive a bonus cassette with 4 additional exclusive, unreleased demo bonus tracks with handwritten labels by the band.

LP + NEWSPRINT – this version contains the original album newly remastered by Stephen Marcussen on black 180g audiophile vinyl for the first time ever and five newspaper lyric posters with exclusive photos by Nick Zinner, Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs, Julian Gross, Patrick Daughters and Cintamani Calise.


DELUXE BOX
·   Limited Edition, Signed & Numbered / 2,000 Worldwide
·  2LPs – 180g audiophile black vinyl for the first time ever
·  Original album newly remastered by Stephen Marcussen
·  29 Audio Tracks
·  9 unreleased four-track recorded demos
·  8 B-sides/Rarities – 2 previously unreleased “Shake It” and “Boogers”
·  5 newspaper lyric posters with exclusive photos by Nick Zinner, Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs, Julian Gross, Patrick Daughters and Cintamani Calise
·  Deluxe Box Exclusives:
o 164-page hardbound photo book of Nick Zinner’s personal photos plus 16 pages from Karen O’s personal notebook
o  Embroidered Iron-on Patch
o Collectable Sticker
o Champagne Cork 8GB USB Stick includes:
§ 29 Audio Tracks
§ 90+ minutes of video content including 26 mins of unreleased, unseen behind-the-scenes footage from 2003 UK tour, live performances, 2 fan films and 4 music videos
o Photo Card – each box will feature 1 of 10 various photos hand selected by Nick Zinner from his personal photos that will be signed by all 3 members of the band
o Fishnet stockings will wrap the outside of the box
·  First 500 Deluxe Box buyers will receive a bonus cassette with 4 additional exclusive, unreleased demo

TRACKLISTING:
LP 1 / Side A
Original Album Newly Remastered
1.   Rich
2.  Date With The Night
3.  Man
4.  Tick
5.  Black Tongue
6.  Pin
7.  Cold Light

LP 1 / Side B
1.   No No No
2.  Maps
3.  Y Control
4.  Modern Romance

LP 2 / Side A
Previously Unreleased
1.   Date With The Night (Four Track Demo)
2.  Black Tongue (Four Track Demo)
3.  Pin (Four Track Demo)
4.  Maps (Early Four Track Demo)
5.  Poor Song (Four Track Demo)
6.  Tick (Four Track Demo)
7.  Shot Down (Four Track Demo)
8.  Ooh Ooh Ooh (Four Track Demo)
9.  Maps (Four Track Demo)

LP 2 / Side B
B-sides & Rarities
1.   Shake It – Previously Unreleased
2.  Machine
3.  Modern Things
4.  Graveyard
5.  Shot Down
6.  Yeah! New York
7.  Boogers – Previously Unreleased
8.  Countdown

VIDEO
1.   There Is No Modern Romance (Tour Documentary by Patrick Daughters & Stephen Berger)
26 mins of unreleased, unseen behind-the-scenes video of the band on their 2003 UK tour
2.  Fukuoka Nagoya Osaka Tokyo (Japan Tour Behind The Scenes)
3.  They Don’t Love Like I Love You (Interviews by Lance Bangs & Spike Jonze)
4.  Maps (Official Video)
5.  Date With The Night (Official Video)
6.  Y Control (Official Video)
7.  Pin (Official Video)
8.  Y-Control (Live at Fillmore San Francisco)
9.  Black Tongue (Live at Fillmore San Francisco)
10. Maps (Live at Fillmore San Francisco)
11. Rich (Live at Fillmore San Francisco)
12. Miles Away (Live at Fillmore San Francisco)
13. Poor Song (Live at Fillmore San Francisco)

CASSETTE (Limited to first 500 Deluxe Box Customers)
1.   Phone Jam
2.  Art Star (Four Track Demo)
3.  Bang (Four Track Demo)
4.  Our Time (Four Track Demo)





Friday, September 29, 2017

Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille-a Hollywood mystery, coming 10/3!!

“Part Detective Story, Part ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’…”

THE LOST CITYOF CECIL B. DEMILLE

In 1982 He Heard About an Ancient Egyptian City Buried in the California Desert…
For 30 Years He’s Been Fighting to Dig it Up!


The Mystery Debuts on Digital & VOD – October 3, 2017!

Leading independent cinema distributor Random Media and Lost City Productions debut a Hollywood detective story that will thrill any fan of movies and history -- THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE on Digital and Video-on-Demand on October 3, 2017!   A fascinating documentary that pays tribute to Cecil B. DeMille, one of Hollywood’s most innovative and commercially successful filmmakers, it is the story of a more than 30 year quest to unearth from the sandy coast of Central California, the remains of one of De Mille’s most monumental undertakings: the Egyptian city constructed for his first spectacle, 1923’s The Ten Commandments. 



Trailer:   


THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE follows the decades long quest of Peter Brosnan, who first heard rumors of the burial of DeMille’s City of the Pharaoh, a huge set encompassing 20 sphinxes and four 35-ton statues of Ramses, in 1982.  Too daunting to be constructed inside a 1920’s-era studio soundstage, DeMille and his production staff found their “faux-Egypt” on the beaches of Santa Barbara County.  When they finished shooting, rather than leave the sets to be repurposed by second-rate hacks hoping to steal a little of his thunder, DeMille had the sets buried in the sand, counting on time and coastal elements to eventually destroy them. 

Fascinated by this bit of movie lore about “the last of the great sets” and optimistic that much of the set may have survived, Brosnan and film-school friends Bruce Cardozo and Richard Eberhardt set out to arrange for an excavation and make a documentary.  What followed was decades of on-again, off-again excavation efforts, as the project faced seemingly insurmountable funding stumbles and bureaucratic obstacles. 

“What an extraordinary story… a rare combination of film and cultural history."
--  Leonard Maltin

THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE documentary is the story behind the excavation, highlighting Brosnan’s multiple agonizing years of starts and stops, as funding, red tape and weather halted the well-publicized story that wouldn’t die, even when Brosnan was ready to walk away, over and over again.  It concurrently interweaves the history of famed director DeMille with fascinating firsthand accounts from dozens of people who were involved in the groundbreaking 1923 production, including studio executives, extras, spectators and the filmmaker’s granddaughter Cecilia DeMille Presley. 

Synopsis
Have you seen “The Ten Commandments” with Charlton Heston?  Did you know that in 1923 Cecil B. DeMille made a silent version of the movie?   Because Egypt was far away from the studio and estimated to be much too costly, DeMille shot the film in Santa Barbara County, California, about 150 miles north of Hollywood, and built an enormous ‘City of the Pharaoh’ set, literally taking over the economy of the surrounding community and creating a fantastic spectacle.  Designed by Paul Iribe, the “father of Art Deco,” it was the largest set in motion picture history. 

When filming wrapped, the city mysteriously vanished.

In 1982, Peter Brosnan was sitting in a bar when someone told him that there were ancient Egyptian Sphinxes buried somewhere in the California Dunes.  It sparked his imagination and he embarked on what turned out to be a thirty year battle to prove the existence of these Sphinxes and the discovery of the Lost City.

After searching in the California desert, Brosnan located what he believed was the site of the 1923 filming. Over 33 years in the making, “The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille” is an extraordinary tribute to a director whose innovative and fearless style continues to inspire modern day filmmakers, almost 60 years after his death. 

THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE explores the spirit of a man, Peter Brosnan, who walked away from this project three times in frustration, only to be called back a fourth time. The result is an iconic tale of a reluctant hero, who finally surrenders to his destiny and accepts that he was chosen to follow this quest and tell this story.

Specifications:
Director: Peter Brosnan
Screenwriter: Peter Brosnan
Producers: Peter Brosnan, Daniel J. Coplan
Executive producer: Francesca Judge Silva
Presented by:  Cecelia DeMille Presley
Co-producers: Bruce Cardozo, Richard Eberhardt
Director of photography: Alessandro Gentile
Editor: George Artope
Still Photography: Kelvin Jones
Time Lapse Photography: Michael DeLavallade
Composer: Steve Bauman
Running Time: 88 minutes
Produced by: Lost City Productions
Distributed by: Random Media

About Random Media:
Random Media is a content company that acquires and distributes films on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional brick and mortar retailers, digital platforms, cable and satellite companies and television networks.  Random Media's library includes such acclaimed films as Escape From Tomorrow, The Visit, Meth Head, Desert Cathedral and Killswitch: The Battle To Control The Internet.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Alamo Drafthouse's American Genre Film Archive and Something Weird Announce Release Date and Pre-order For BAT PUSSY Blu-ray -- Banned By Amazon!



Alamo Drafthouse's American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, and Something Weird are excited to announce an October 17, 2017 release date for the BAT PUSSY Blu-ray. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, AGFA purchased a 4K film scanner to create new digital transfers of titles from the Something Weird library. BAT PUSSY is the second release of dozens in this partnership, following THE ZODIAC KILLER. Fans of trash cinema will be able to snatch up a copy of BAT PUSSY from a variety of retailers following its release, save for one: mega-retailer Amazon.

"We're thrilled that our Blu-ray release of BAT PUSSY has been banned by Amazon," said AGFA director Joe Ziemba. "It's reassuring to know that truly outlaw exploitation filmmaking is still alive and kicking -- even if it's forty years old."

Considered to be the first X-rated parody, BAT PUSSY is as lurid and tasteless as its title implies. Put another way: It's mess-terpiece of your wildest dreams... And also your most horrifying nightmares. The citizens of Gothum City are under attack by smut filmmakers and only one hero can help! Bat Pussy (Dora Dildo) hangs out in her secret headquarters (aka an outhouse). When her "twat begins to twitch," warning her of imminent crime, Bat Pussy hops on her Holy Hippity-Hop to foil the grotesque sex schemes of un-happily married couple Buddy and Sam! The unidentified lunatic filmmakers of BAT PUSSY have never been located, providing further proof that this movie was most likely made by extraterrestrials.





To celebrate the release, AGFA and Something Weird will present a world premiere screening of their new transfer of BAT PUSSY at Fantastic Fest in September, with Something Weird's Lisa Petrucci in person.

"Having BAT PUSSY restored and released on Blu-ray is just gawd-damn crazy," said Petrucci. "Out of all the films AGFA could have chosen for it's second collaboration with Something Weird, this one is unexpected and will come as a shocker to most genre fans. Needless to say, this pleases me."

Features:
 - New 2K scan from the only surviving 16mm theatrical print
- Commentary track with Something Weird's Lisa Petrucci and Tim Lewis, and the AGFA team
- Crime-smut trailers and shorts from the Something Weird vault
- Liner notes by Mike McCarthy, the savior of BAT PUSSY, and Something Weird's Lisa Petrucci
- Bonus movie: ROBOT LOVE SLAVES (1971), a new 2K scan from an original theatrical print
- Reversible cover art with illustration by Johnny Ryan (PRISON PIT)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

FRANK ZAPPA’S LEGENDARY HALLOWEEN NYC 1977 RESIDENCY TO BE RELEASED AS MASSIVE HALLOWEEN 77 COSTUME BOX SET

FRANK ZAPPA’S LEGENDARY HALLOWEEN NYC 1977 RESIDENCY TO BE RELEASED AS MASSIVE HALLOWEEN 77 COSTUME BOX SET FEATURING 158 TRACKS ON USB DRIVE IN 24-BIT AUDIO AND RETRO ZAPPA MASK AND COSTUME


AVAILABLE OCTOBER 20 VIA ZAPPA RECORDS/UMe TO CELEBRATE HISTORIC CONCERT RUN’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY


CLASSIC ALBUM ZOOT ALLURES REISSUED ON 180-GRAM VINYL
 
By 1977, Frank Zappa’s Halloween shows were already the stuff of legends. While the shows began in the late ‘60s, around 1972, these monumental performances would become annual events, initially in Passaic, NJ and Chicago, IL before moving to New York City in 1974, where they’d remain.  NYC (and its audience) had become a special place for Zappa and the synchronization of Halloween in NYC proved to be the perfect match. From October 28-31, 1977, Zappa and his band played six historic shows at the 3,000 capacity Palladium. All the performances were recorded with four being filmed, resulting in Zappa’s mammoth film project, “Baby Snakes.”
 
Following the news that Frank Zappa will be going back on tour, the Zappa Family Trust and Universal are proud to announce that Zappa’s legendary Halloween residency of 1977 will be released for the first time in its entirety on October 20 via Zappa Records/UMe just in time for the 40th Anniversary of these shows. The Halloween 77 box set will include all six concerts with 158 tracks (mixed in 2016 from original vault masters) loaded onto a “Zappa’s Oh Punky” fun size candy bar-shaped USB drive in 24-bit WAV audio. The package will also include a 28-page digital booklet featuring never-before-seen photos and liner notes from Vaultmeister Joe Travers, co-producer of the box alongside Ahmet Zappa, and personal firsthand accounts from many of Zappa’s bandmates, crew and fans who were there, including guitarist Adrian Belew, percussionist Ed Mann, keyboard tech Thomas Nordegg, tour manager Phil Kaufman, and fan Janet “The Planet” Walley. In the spirit of Zappa’s favorite season, the specially designed, limited run box will include a retro Halloween mask and costume of the maestro himself. In addition to the box set, a 3CD version will also be available featuring the entire Halloween night show plus select tracks from the October 30th gig.  Fans looking for a specific show will be able to purchase the concert of their choice digitally on release day.
 
Preorder Halloween 77 box set: https://UMe.lnk.to/ZappaHalloweenBoxset
Preorder Halloween 77 3CD: https://UMe.lnk.to/ZappaHalloweenCD

“This box set was a very special experience for me to work on,” said Ahmet Zappa. “I wanted to make sure we honored these legendary shows, so it was important to me that this box set felt of the era. It was a blast working with our partners to create the late ‘70s-inspired Frank Zappa Mask and costume and the candy-shaped USB stick filled with tons of Zappa goodness. It was yet again a labor of love gathering up all the archival materials, reading notes by people who were there, and most importantly making sure the audio was up to par. All of us at Zappa Records are mighty pleased with it, and hope that fans of Frank Zappa and of Halloween will be too.”
 
Originally scheduled for four shows from October 28-31, Zappa added two more shows due to intense popular demand, with the final total tallying six shows in four days. The full residency is presented as it happened with no overdubs or additional tinkering. The audio was remixed from scratch using fresh transfers from the master multi-track tapes, which all had to be heat treated for transfer by Travers.
 
The 1977 lineup of the band featured Terry Bozzio on drums, Tommy Mars and Peter Wolf on keyboards, Adrian Belew on guitar and vocals, Ed Mann on percussion and Patrick O’Hearn on bass; this band could really burn. Over the six shows, the ensemble averaged 25 songs per night with exciting improvisations and audience participation from “New York’s Finest Crazy Persons” at every show, making each uniquely different. At these shows Zappa really got into the spirit with Halloween antics including bringing tech Thomas Nordegg on stage to perform some magic tricks and the band’s tour manager, the “Road Mangler,” Phil Kaufman, performing as the human trombone. Original Mothers’ bassist Roy Estrada also joined the festivities.
 
The songs performed at this musical marathon spanned Zappa’s then 11-year career with tracks from Hot Rats, Over-Nite Sensation, Bongo Fury, One Size Fits All, and his most recent album at the time, Zoot Allures. Many of the songs played were previously unreleased and would go on to be recorded for Zappa’s acclaimed 1979 album, Sheik Yerbouti, including “Flakes,” “Broken Hearts Are For Assholes,” “Jones Crusher,” “Bobby Brown Goes Down,” “City Of Tiny Lites,” “Tryin’ To Grow A Chin,” and “Wild Love.” The October 30th show notably featured the world premiere of the Grammy-nominated Disco satire “Dancin’ Fool,” and the one and only performance of Zappa’s infamous “Jewish Princess.” The basic tracks from this performance were used on Sheik Yerbouti’s controversial studio version which ultimately attracted attention from the Anti-Defamation League who asked the FCC to ban the record from being played on the air.
 
Halloween 77 is not only rife with fan favorites but also includes many rare and unreleased performances and arrangements. This box set includes the first official release of the instrumental version of “Conehead.”  These five versions are vastly different than the song that would be included on Zappa’s 1981 record, You Are What You Is. The rarely played “Läther” was performed at all six shows and immediately followed by the equally rare, “Wild Love,” which became a solo workout each night. This one-two punch was followed by the comedic song “Titties ‘N Beer,” ultimately released on Zappa In New York, made especially memorable each time for the caustic improv dialog Zappa spewed about a then ongoing legal battle with Warner Bros. Other highlights include six extended guitar workouts of “The Torture Never Stops” and the combustible Halloween night finale of “Black Napkins.” 
 
Continuing the Zappa Family Trust and UMe’s Zappa on-going vinyl initiative, Zoot Allures will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl on October 20. Zoot Allures features two of Zappa’s signature guitar pieces, “Black Napkins” & “Zoot Allures.” The album became a fan favorite since its release in 1976. Originally conceived as a double-disc, Zappa re-edited it to a single record after pressure from his record company. This 180-gram reissue was mastered and cut directly from the analog tape master by Bernie Grundman in 2017.
 
Frank Zappa
Halloween 77 (Costume) Box Set

10-28-77 Show 1
1.  10-28-77 Show 1 Start/Introductions  3:28
2.  Peaches En Regalia  2:42
3.  The Torture Never Stops  13:05
4.  Tryin’ To Grow A Chin  3:37
5.  City Of Tiny Lites  6:04
6.  Pound For A Brown  8:05
7.  Bobby Brown Goes Down  4:33
8.  Conehead (Instrumental)  9:19
9.  Flakes  4:03
10. Big Leg Emma  1:47
11. Envelopes  2:29
12. Terry’s Solo #1  4:42
13. Disco Boy  3:53
14. Lather  3:36
15. Wild Love  24:05
16. Titties N Beer  7:16
17. Audience Participation #1  :48
18. The Black Page #2  3:02
19. Jones Crusher  2:48
20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes  3:52
21. Punky’s Whips  9:43
22. Encore Audience #1  1:21
23. Dinah-Moe Humm  4:55
24. Camarillo Brillo  3:35
25. Muffin Man  4:36
 
10-28-77 Show 2
1.  10-28-77 Show 2 Start/Introductions  3:13
2.  Peaches En Regalia  2:42
3.  The Torture Never Stops  12:33
4.  Tryin’ To Grow A Chin  3:37
5.  City Of Tiny Lites  8:00
6.  Pound For A Brown  9:19
7.  Bobby Brown Goes Down  5:36
8.  Conehead (Instrumental)  9:18
9.  Flakes  4:10
10. Big Leg Emma  1:48
11. Envelopes  2:33
12. Terry’s Solo #2  4:17
13. Disco Boy  3:54
14. Lather  3:42
15. Wild Love  26:01
16. Titties N Beer  7:50
17. Audience Participation #2  2:37
18. The Black Page #2  3:14
19. Jones Crusher  2:58
20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes  3:54
21. Punky’s Whips  9:51
22. Encore Audience #2  2:13
23. Dinah-Moe Humm  4:01
24. Camarillo Brillo  3:36
25. Muffin Man  6:20
 
10-29-77 Show 1
1.  10-29-77 Show 1 Start/Introductions  4:06
2.  Peaches En Regalia  2:42
3.  The Torture Never Stops  12:59
4.  Tryin’ To Grow A Chin  3:34
5.  City Of Tiny Lites  7:15
6.  Pound For A Brown  8:26
7.  Bobby Brown Goes Down  6:06
8.  Conehead (Instrumental)  5:50
9.  Flakes  3:53
10. Big Leg Emma  1:52
11. Envelopes  2:42
12. Terry’s Solo #3  3:51
13. Disco Boy  3:57
14. Lather  3:40
15. Wild Love  22:51
16. Titties N Beer  6:01
17. Audience Participation #3  2:42
18. The Black Page #2  3:05
19. Jones Crusher  2:53
20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes  3:50
21. Punky’s Whips  9:18
22. Encore Audience #3  1:46
23. Dinah-Moe Humm  5:12
24. Camarillo Brillo  3:29
25. Muffin Man  5:09
 
10-29-77 Show 2
1.  10-29-77 Show 2 Start/Introductions  4:21
2.  Peaches En Regalia  2:42
3.  The Torture Never Stops  11:30
4.  Tryin’ To Grow A Chin  3:36
5.  City Of Tiny Lites  7:01
6.  Pound For A Brown  9:05
7.  Bobby Brown Goes Down  9:12
8.  Conehead (Instrumental)  6:29
9.  Flakes  3:28
10. Big Leg Emma  1:49
11. Envelopes  2:52
12. Terry’s Solo #4  4:07
13. Disco Boy  3:54
14. Lather  3:56
15. Wild Love  27:33
16. Titties N Beer  8:12
17. Audience Participation #4  5:02
18. The Black Page #2  2:57
19. Jones Crusher  2:49
20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes  3:48
21. Punky’s Whips  9:36
22. Encore Audience #4  2:23
23. Dinah-Moe Humm  6:19
24. Camarillo Brillo  3:30
25. Muffin Man  6:02
 
10-30-77 Show
1.  10-30-77 Show Start  1:40
2.  Stink-Foot  7:45
3.  The Poodle Lecture  5:10
4.  Dirty Love  2:32
5.  Peaches En Regalia  2:40
6.  The Torture Never Stops  12:53
7.  Tryin’ To Grow A Chin  3:32
8.  City Of Tiny Lites  7:36
9.  Pound For A Brown  10:03
10. I Have Been In You  8:35
11. Dancin’ Fool (World Premiere)  4:50
12. Jewish Princess (Prototype)  4:41
13. King Kong  8:45
14. Terry’s Solo #5  5:07
15. Disco Boy  4:01
16. Envelopes  2:19
17. A Halloween Treat with Thomas Nordegg  6:17
18. Lather  3:47
19. Wild Love  25:19
20. Titties N Beer  7:01
21. Audience Participation #5  8:28
22. The Black Page #2  2:59
23. Jones Crusher  2:53
24. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes  3:52
25. Punky’s Whips  12:36
26. Encore Rap  1:11
27. Dinah-Moe Humm  6:06
28. Camarillo Brillo  3:27
29. Muffin Man  5:18
30. San Ber’dino  6:20
 
10-31-77 Show
1.  Halloween 1977 Show Start/Introductions  3:11
2.  Peaches En Regalia  2:42
3.  The Torture Never Stops  13:54
4.  Tryin’ To Grow A Chin  3:35
5.  City Of Tiny Lites 8:17
6.  Pound For A Brown  13:40
7.  The Demise Of The Imported Rubber Goods Mask  8:33
8.  Bobby Brown Goes Down  3:49
9.  Conehead (Instrumental)  8:21
10. Flakes  3:04
11. Big Leg Emma  1:58
12. Envelopes  2:25
13. Terry’s Halloween Solo  4:38
14. Disco Boy  3:55
15. Lather  3:58
16. Wild Love  30:11
17. Titties ’N’ Beer  7:24
18. Halloween Audience Participation  7:04
19. The Black Page #2  2:55
20. Jones Crusher  2:58
21. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes  3:52
22. Punky’s Whips  11:23
23. Halloween Encore Audience I  2:07
24. Dinah-Moe Humm  6:41
25. Camarillo Brillo  3:24
26. Muffin Man  5:21
27. San Ber’dino  5:01
28. Black Napkins  9:19 


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

New from Arrow Video US - Children of the Corn, Blood Feast, JD's Revenge and more!

New from Arrow Video US


Children Of The Corn [Blu-ray] (9/26)

The Suspicious Death Of A Minor [Dual Format] (10/3)

A Fish Called Wanda [Blu-ray] (10/3)

Don't Torture A Duckling [Dual Format] (10/3)

Blood Feast [Dual Format] (10/24)

J.D.'s Revenge [Dual Format] (10/31)

The Voice Of the Moon [Dual Format] (10/31)

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As the nights draw in, it just means more time to enjoy late-September / October's superb lineup from Arrow Video, including some wonderful Halloween treats in the form of a grindhouse classic, an Oscar-winning British comedy classic, classic horror from Stephen King, several superb Italian films, and a blaxploitation chiller. Lavishly packaged and including limited edition items, Christmas has come early for film collectors!

Featuring stellar performances from Linda Hamilton (Terminator) and Peter Horton (thirtysomething) and based on a short story by Stephen King, The Children of the Corn is a horror classic that has spawned multiple sequels and imitators, but none as harrowing as this masterpiece of horror.

The Dual Format debut of The Suspicious Death of a Minor, a 1975 giallo/'poliziotteschi' hybrid, from the great Sergio Martino (All the Colours of the Dark, Torso) arrives on October 3rd. With a cast that includes Mel Ferrer (Nightmare City), Barbara Magnolfi (Suspiria) and Jenny Tamburi (The Psychic), the lurid murder-mystery sees a cop on the trail of a Milanese criminal gang, and the Dual Format release includes a brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative, produced exclusively by Arrow Video.

October 3rd sees the Blu-ray release of A Fish Called Wanda, the hilarious and irresistible farce from 1988, starring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline . A box office smash, nominated for three Academy Awards (winning one for Kline's outstanding supporting turn as the psychotic Otto), A Fish Called Wanda has stood the test of time and can be rightfully called a comedy classic.

The 3rd also sees the release of a superior Italian thriller. First, deemed shocking at the time for its brutal violence, depiction of the Catholic Church and themes of child murder and paedophilia, Don't Torture a Duckling is widely regarded today as Fulci's greatest film, rivalling the best of his close rival Dario Argento. Arrow Video is proud to present this uniquely chilling film in its North American high definition debut. From Lucio Fulci, the godfather of gore (The Psychic,  The Beyond), comes one of the most powerful and unsettling giallo thrillers ever produced.

Next up this month is Blood Feast, a brand new restoration of the ground-breaking splatter classic from the Godfather of Gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis, the wonderfully lurid story of an insane caterer killing young women and stealing body parts as part of a ritual to reanimate an Egyptian goddess. The disc also includes late, great Lewis's Sixties sleaze-fest Scum of the Earth.

Just in time for Halloween is a stunning UK DVD and Blu-ray debut of of the blaxploitation favourite JD's Revenge, about a man possessed by the spirit of a murderous gangster. Featuring Academy Award-winner Louis Gossett Jr (An Officer and a Gentleman), this is alternately tough and terrifying - a Blaxploitation gem waiting to be rediscovered.

And last but certainly not least, is the swansong of the great Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini (La dolce vita, 8½), The Voice of the Moon. This new restoration from the original negative seeks to right that wrong and provide the film with a second chance. Concluding a career that had stretched back more than fifty years, The Voice of the Moon combines the nostalgia of Amarcord, the surreal satire of City of Women and the naïf-adrift-in-a-brutal-world structure of La strada... Plenty for Fellini fans to get their teeth into.



Children Of The Corn [Blu-ray] (9/26)

From the mind of celebrated horror author Stephen King, the man behind such classic terror tales as The Shining, Carrie and It, comes one of his most chilling offerings yet - Children of the Corn.

A young couple on a road trip find themselves lost in the backroads of rural Nebraska, eventually winding up in the seemingly abandoned town of Gatlin. But the town is far from empty - as the pair soon discover, it's inhabited by a twisted cult of murderous children thirsty for another blood sacrifice...

Adapted from King's eponymous short story first published in 1977 and starring Linda Hamilton (The Terminator), Children of the Corn has gone on to spawn one of the most enduring horror franchises of all time.

Features
- Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Original stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio options
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Brand new audio commentary with horror journalist Justin Beahm and Children of the Corn historian John Sullivan
- Audio commentary with director Fritz Kiersch, producer Terrence Kirby and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains
- Harvesting Horror - retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Fritz Kiersch, John Franklin and Courtney Gains
- It Was the Eighties! - an interview with actress Linda Hamilton
- ...And a Child Shall Lead Them - a brand new interview with actors Julie Maddalena and John Philbin
- Field of Nightmares - a brand new interview with writer George Goldsmith
- Stephen King on a Shoestring - an interview with producer Donald P. Borchers
- Welcome to Gatlin: The Sights & Sounds of Children of the Corn - interviews with production designer Craig Stearns and composer Jonathan Elias
- Return to Gatlin - a look back at the iconic filming locations in Iowa with host John Sullivan
- Cut From the Cornfield - an interview with actor Rich Kleinberg on the infamous "lost" Blue Man Scene
- Disciples Of the Crow - 1983 short film adaptation of Stephen King's story
- Storyboard gallery
- Original theatrical trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by John Sullivan and Lee Gambin

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The Suspicious Death Of A Minor [Dual Format] (10/3) 


In the wake of the success of Dario Argento's ground-breaking giallo The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, numerous other directors stepped forward to try their hand at these lurid murder-mysteries. At the forefront was Sergio Martino (The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh, Torso), whose sensual 70s thrillers starring Edwige Fenech and George Hilton are widely celebrated as some of the best the genre has to offer.

The final of Martino's six gialli, The Suspicious Death of a Minor combines conventional giallo trappings with elements of the then flourishing 'poliziotteschi' crime thrillers. Claudio Cassinelli (What Have They Done to Your Daughters?) stars as undercover cop Paolo Germi, on the trail of a Milanese criminal outfit following the brutal murder of an underage prostitute. But a killer-for-hire is also on the prowl, bumping off witnesses before they have a chance to talk...

Also starring Mel Ferrer (Nightmare City), Barbara Magnolfi (Suspiria) and Jenny Tamburi (The Psychic), and featuring a script by veteran giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colors of the Dark, Death Walks at Midnight), this unique and lesser-known entry in Martino's filmography serves as an essential link between two different movements in Italian popular cinema.

Features
- Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
- English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
- New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
- New interviews with director Sergio Martino and cinematographer Giancarlo Ferrando
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

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A Fish Called Wanda [Blu-ray] (10/3)

In 1988, John Cleese, former Python and the mastermind behind Fawlty Towers, teamed up with the veteran Ealing Comedy director Charles Crichton (The Lavender Hill Mob) to produce another classic of British comedy.

Cleese plays Archie Leach, a weak-willed barrister who finds himself embroiled with a quartet of ill-matched jewel thieves - two American con artists played by Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline, Michael Palin's animal-loving hitman and London gangster Tom Georgeson - when Georgeson is arrested. Only he and Palin know the whereabouts of the diamonds, prompting plenty of farce and in-fighting as well as some embarrassing nudity and the unfortunate demise of some innocent pooches...

Nominated for three Academy Awards and winning one for Kline's outstanding supporting turn as the psychopathic Otto, A Fish Called Wanda has stood the test of time, earning its rightful place among its creators' remarkable comedy pedigree.

Features
- Brand-new 4K restoration from the original negative, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Original English mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- Commentary by writer and star John Cleese
- Brand-new appreciation by Vic Pratt of the BFI National Archive
- Brand-new interviews with composer John Du Prez, production designer Roger Murray Leach, executive producer Steve Abbott and makeup supervisor Paul Engelen
- John Cleese's Final Farewell Performance, a 1988 documentary on the making of A Fish Called Wanda featuring interviews with actors Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin, Kevin Kline and director Charles Crichton
- Something Fishy, a 15th anniversary retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Cleese, Curtis, Kline and Palin, executive producer Steve Abbott and director of photography Alan Hume
- Fish You Were Here, a documentary on the film's locations hosted by Robert Powell
- 24 deleted/alternative scenes with introductions by Cleese
- A Message from John Cleese, a tongue-in-cheek introduction recorded for the film's original release
- Gallery
- Trivia track
- Theatrical trailer

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring writing on the film by Sophie Monks Kaufman

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Don't Torture A Duckling [Dual Format] (10/3)


From Lucio Fulci, the godfather of gore (The Psychic, The Beyond), comes one of the most powerful and unsettling giallo thrillers ever produced: his 1972 masterpiece Don't Torture a Duckling.

When the sleepy rural village of Accendura is rocked by a series of murders of young boys, the superstitious locals are quick to apportion blame, with the suspects including the local "witch", Maciara (Florinda Bolkan, A Lizard in a Woman's Skin). With the bodies piling up and the community gripped by panic and a thirst for bloody vengeance, two outsiders - city journalist Andrea (Tomas Milian, The Four of the Apocalypse) and spoilt rich girl Patrizia (Barbara Bouchet, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times) - team up to crack the case. But before the mystery is solved, more blood will have been spilled, and not all of it belonging to innocents...

Deemed shocking at the time for its brutal violence, depiction of the Catholic Church and themes of child murder and paedophilia, Don't Torture a Duckling is widely regarded today as Fulci's greatest film, rivalling the best of his close rival Dario Argento. Arrow Video is proud to present this uniquely chilling film in its North American high definition debut.

Features
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
- English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
- New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
- The Blood of Innocents, a new video discussion with Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film
- Every (Wo)man Their Own Hell, a new video essay by critic Kat Ellinger
- Interviews with co-writer/director Lucio Fulci, actor Florinda Bolkan, cinematographer Sergio D'Offizi, assistant editor Bruno Micheli and assistant makeup artist Maurizio Trani
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Timothy Pittides

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet with new writing on the film by Barry Forshaw and Howard Hughes

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Blood Feast [Dual Format] (10/10)

The filmography of late movie maverick Herschell Gordon Lewis brims with the mad, macabre, and just downright bizarre. But perhaps the most unhinged of all his directorial efforts, and certainly the most influential, must surely be his original gore-fest Blood Feast - the first ever splatter movie.

Dorothy Fremont is looking to throw a party unlike any other, and she gets just that when she hires the decidedly sinister Fuad Ramses to cater the event. Promising to provide her guests with an authentic Egyptian feast, Ramses promptly sets about acquiring the necessary ingredients - the body parts of nubile young women!

Featuring a host of stomach-churning gore gags including the infamous tongue sequence and much more nastiness besides, Herschell Gordon Lewis' Blood Feast more than lives up to its name and remains essential viewing for any self-respecting splatter fan.

Features
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard DVD presentations
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Scum of the Earth - Herschelll Gordon Lewis' 1963 feature
- Blood Perspectives - Filmmakers Nicholas McCarthy and Rodney Ascher on Blood Feast
- Herschell's History - Archival interview in which director Herschell Gordon Lewis discusses his entry into the film industry
- How Herschell Found his Niche - A new interview with Lewis discussing his early work
- Archival interview with Lewis and David F. Friedman
- Carving Magic - Vintage short film from 1959 featuring Blood Feast Actor Bill Kerwin
- Outtakes
- Alternate 'clean' scenes from Scum of the Earth
- Promo gallery featuring trailers and more
- Feature length commentary featuring Lewis and David F. Friedman moderated by Mike -Grady
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil

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J.D.'s Revenge [Dual Format] (10/31)


It wasn't long before the Blaxploitation boom moved into the horror market, bringing the world Blacula, Blackenstein, Abby (Blaxploitation's The Exorcist) and cult favorite J.D.'s Revenge.

Law student Ike is enjoying a night on the town with his friends when his life changes dramatically. Taking part in a nightclub hypnosis act, he becomes possessed with the spirit of a violent gangster murdered in the 1940s. Believing himself to be the reincarnation of murderous J.D., Ike launches a revenge campaign against those who had done 'him' wrong all those years ago...

Directed by Arthur Marks (Bucktown, Friday Foster) and starring Glynn Turman (Cooley High) and Academy Award-winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman), J.D.'s Revenge is a alternately tough and terrifying - a Blaxploitation gem waiting to be rediscovered!

Features
- Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Original 1.0 mono sound
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- Brand new interview with producer-director Arthur Marks
- More interviews to be announced!
- Original theatrical trailer
- Arthur Marks trailer reel
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet containing new writing by Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies

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The Voice Of the Moon [Dual Format] (10/31)

The swansong of the great Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini (La dolce vita, 8½), The Voice of the Moon emerged without fanfare: it played the Cannes Film Festival out of competition after its Italian premiere and failed to secure distribution in North America and the UK. This new restoration from the original negative seeks to right that wrong and provide the film with a second chance...

Adapted from a novel by Ermano Cavazzoni, The Voice of the Moon concerns itself with Ivo Salvini (Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful), recently released from a mental hospital and in love with Aldini (Nadia Ottaviani). As he attempts to win her heart, he wanders a strange, dreamlike landscape and encounters various oddball characters, including Gonnella (Paolo Villagio, Fantozzi), a paranoid old man prone to conspiracy theories.

Concluding a career that had stretched back more than fifty years, The Voice of the Moon combines the nostalgia of Amarcord (the film is set in Emilia-Romagna countryside of the director's youth), the surreal satire of City of Women and the naïf-adrift-in-a-brutal-world structure of La strada. Plenty for Fellini fans to get their teeth into.

Features
- Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original 1.0 mono sound (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)
- Optional English subtitles
- Towards the Moon with Fellini, a rarely seen hour-long documentary on the film's production, featuring interviews with Fellini, Roberto Benigni and Paolo Villagio
- Theatrical trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Pasquale Iannone

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