Grindhouse Releasing's Blu-ray of this latest sliver of Seventies lunacy, An American Hippie in Israel, has been dated; and if we were you, we'd get to pre-ordering it immediately, if only because of how friggin' strange it is.
There's no doubt about it; the loss of Sage Stallone struck a true blow to the millions of fans who enjoy the old grindhouse flicks of yesteryear. Thankfully Stallone's legacy and love for these movies is about to live on in a big way!
And here it is, the second tragic loss of the day. Sage Stallone, owner of Grindhouse Releasing and son to Hollywood icon Sylvester Stallone, has passed away at the far too young age of 36.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Bill Lustig’s infamous flick Maniac, Grindhouse Releasing has a struck a new 35mm print, and it’s coming to a North American theater near you!
The name Duke Mitchell may not be recognizable to a lot of our readers, but fans of exploitation have probably heard of his first film as a writer/director, 1974’s Massacre Mafia Style, aka The Executioner. The next year he started filming a follow-up, then called Kiss the Ring, later given the awesome title of Gone with the Pope; however, Mitchell died before finishing the flick. Enter Grindhouse Releasing, which has undertaken a painstaking restoration.
It's impossible to not be excited about a brand new 35mm print of Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead, right? The good news is that the handful of recent screenings have been a success, and there's a good chance that those pesky Candarian demons will be possessing a movie house near you!
More often than not, I really wish I'd been born earlier and had the opportunity to see horror classics like Evil Dead on the big screen. Sure, Blu-ray is great and 1080p projectors excel at replicating the theatrical experience, but they miss the mark. It's just that nothing really compares to seeing this stuff on the big screen with a packed audience of like-minded horror fans. But thanks to Grindhouse Releasing, I'll soon be able to cross another one off my wish list.
Any fan of Fulci who’s gone past his zombie/hell films has probably heard of A Cat in the Brain, the 1990 experiment in which Fulci stars as himself in a twisted tale of a filmmaker driven by his creations. It’s never been available in any decent format here in the U.S. but come March 31st, 2009, Grindhouse Releasing plans to change all that.
We just received a heads up from Shawn over at Rotten Cotton (who have 15 brand-new shirt designs on the way; see the first three on their MySpace page) that the official site for Grindhouse Releasing is alive!