Thursday, August 17, 2006

Worldweird gives in: DUST DEVIL coming in September!

Although interested in the film and it's upcoming multi-disc box set from Subversive, we had previously chosen not to cover the impending DVD release of Richard Stanley's DUST DEVIL. We thought it was a British film. But recently it came to our attention that not only was it filmed in Africa but Stanley is in fact a South African citizen! African cinema is something we are commited to learning more about and covering. So there ya go. Couple this with the facts that the set is an amazing collection of fascinating-looking material and (though I haven't seen it) that the feature itself looks fairly incredible, we can say that Worldweird Cinema is now officially excited about this set. You should be too!
Dig these crazy details, Daddy-O!

Disc One:
DUST DEVIL: THE FINAL CUT: 107 min Hi-Def transfer, 16×9 widescreen (1.85:1). Transfer approved by Richard Stanley.

5.1 mix
2.0 Dolby Stereo mix
Commentary with Richard Stanley and Norman Hill
Richard Stanley Production diaries on the Making of Dust Devil
Featurette: A Demon Reborn: The Final Dust Devil
Bonus disc CD: DUST DEVIL original soundtrack by Simon Boswell

Disc Two:
A reconstruction of the Work Print release, time approx. 114 minutes, non anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1)
2.0 stereo mix

Disc Three:
VOICE OF THE MOON: documentary on Afghanistan
commentary with Richard Stanley and Norman Hill
THE WHITE DARKNESS: documentary on Haitian Voodoo
commentary with Richard Stanley
Richard Stanley Production diaries on the Making of The White Darkness

Disc Four:
THE SECRET GLORY: documentary on the search for the Holy Grail and the neo-Nazi movement.
commentary with Richard Stanley and Norman Hill
Richard Stanley Production diaries on the Making of The Secret Glory

The DVD set is going to be limited to one pressing only, 10,000 pieces and then it is gone. Period, no more.

The entire package is a ridiculously low retail price of $29.95.

Those documentaries are what's really pushing this into totally MUST-SEE territory for us. All are subjects we're to some degree fascinated by.

Check out an early review over at DVD Maniacs!

Out on September 26, which is shaping up to be big week for fans of far-out cinema. Also seeing release that week will be Mondo Macabro's BOLLYWOOD HORROR COLLECTION VOL. 1, NoShame's elaborate DARK WATERS set and the single DVD issues of Blue Underground's BLIND DEAD films! Guess it's time for that second job!

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