OK here's a clutch of DVD announcements to lay on ya, from various sources. All are Worldweird approved foreign-made exploitation/cult fab-ness.
First off, Blue Underground has announced that they will release a slew of Itlalian horror titles which had previously been issued by Anchor Bay. Argento's INFERNO and DEEP RED, Fulci's CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD and DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING, Mario Bava's SHOCK and Armando Crispino's AUTOPSY. Basically they are the same releases as the old ones but with the BU logo smacked on 'em and at reduced prices. Available on Feb. 27, 2007, priced at 14.99 and only out for a limited time.
Thanks to the Undead Film Critic for the info!
Also coming soon, but from young upstarts Severin Films is a couple of arty Eurotica flixx from famed director Walerian Borowczyk. They arrive on January 30th of next year and here's the low-down, my brothers:
Uncut And Uncensored For The First Time Ever In America!
For legendary producer Pierre Braunberger (SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER), it was the most enticing of challenges: Invite the three most controversial directors in modern erotic cinema to indulge their fantasies in one daring film. The result remains one of the most uniquely sensual motion pictures of our time.
In the first story from director Just Jaeckin (EMMANUELLE, GWENDOLINE), a castaway sailor is rescued by a tribe of succulent native women led by the stunning Laura Gemser of BLACK EMANUELLE fame who soon reveal their most unusual appetites. Then director Shuji Terayama (FRUITS OF PASSION) explores the haunting tale of a Japanese boy seduced by the riddle song of a village madwoman. And in the bold adaptation of a short story by De Maupassant, director Walerian Borowczyk (IMMORAL WOMEN, THE BEAST) reveals the torrid liaison between a Parisian gentleman, a Follie Bergere prostitute and an unexpected surprise that hides in the night.
Color / 1.66:1 / 16x9 / 103 mins / Not Rated / $29.95 / Reg 0 (NTSC) / DVD 5
English / Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0
UPC 891635001117 / Item SEV1107
Director: Walerian Borowczyk, Just Jaeckin & Shuji Terayama
Starring: Roland Blanche, Laura Gemser, Marie Catherine Conti, Hiromi Kawai.
Aka: Un collections privées
* Island of Just - Interview with Director Just Jaeckin
* Theatrical Trailer
* Talent Bios
Now Uncut And Uncensored For The First Time Ever In America
Some have hailed him as a genius of joyous erotica, while others have condemned him as a monster of pornographic depravity. But in this controversial three-part feature by writer/director Walerian Borowczyk, women are mysterious and degenerate creatures who hunger for both extremes. In the first tale, Marina Pierro (of BEHIND CONVENT WALLS) stars as the muse whose rampant lusts enflamed the artists and clergy of ancient Rome. Then Gaëlle Legrand is a blossoming teen in 18th century France whose unnatural desire for her pet bunny leads to an act of depraved passion. Finally, a luscious young wife (former Disney child star Pascale Christophe) is abducted and raped before finding the ultimate ecstasy with her four-legged savior.
Severin Films is proud to present this notorious erotic epic - also known as THREE IMMORAL WOMEN and HEROINES OF EVIL - transferred from its original European negative materials with all of its scenes of daring sexuality now fully restored.
Color / 1.66:1 / 16x9 / 115 mins / Not Rated / $29.95 / Reg 0 (NTSC) / DVD 5
English / French Dolby Digital 2.0
UPC 891635001124 / Item SEV1108
Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Starring: Marina Pierro, Gaëlle Legrand, Pascale Christophe, François Guetary, Jean-Claude Dreyfus.
Aka: Les heroïnes du mal / Three Immoral Women / Unmoralische Engel
* Theatrical Trailer
* Walerian Borowczyk Bio
And finally, we have CasaNegra's announcement of the next in their stellar line of Mexi-Horror classics, THE MAN AND THE MONSTER!
Gothic horror, fun special effects and an inventive re-thinking of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story converge in THE MAN AND THE MONSTER, one of the most chilling and exciting classics in the annals of Mexico’s supernatural thrillers. Enrique Rambal portrays Samuel, a pianist so ambitious that he sells his soul to Satan in exchange for musical greatness. Every time Samuel plays the composition that wins him fame, fortune and adulation, he turns into a hideous beast with a lust for murder. To avoid transforming into a ferocious killer, all Samuel need do is refuse to play his signature song. But is he willing to sacrifice his own status as the world’s most acclaimed pianist?
THE MAN AND THE MONSTER is a one-of-a-kind blend of mature psychological terror and typical ‘50s creature-feature trappings. CasaNegra is proud to present this film in the finest form ever available anywhere.
* Original Uncut Version
* Completely Re-Mastered Picture & Sound from Newly Restored Vault Elements
* Bilingual Menus in English & Spanish
* Cast Biographies
* Original Theatrical Release Radio Spot
* Poster and Stills Gallery
1:33 Aspect Ratio
Spanish Dolby Digital Mono 1.0
Optional English Subtitles
cast Enrique Rambal • Abel Salazar • Marta Roth • Deelia Guilmáin • Laura Baledón • José Chávez • Maricarmen Vela • Carlos Suárez
screenplay by Raúl Centeno
directed by Rafael Baledón
Out on April 24th, 2007. Which seems like a really long time from now. Can't wait.