While DVD companies like Anchor Bay and Blue Underground have slowed their output to a near crawl, we’re happy to see some smaller guys picking up the slack and bringing some obscure genre stuff into the digital age. The folks at Scorpion Releasing have certainly got me excited for their upcoming releases!
On January 26, you’ll be able to get your grubby little hands on Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls and Goodbye Gemini:
Meet the charming Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls from Scorpion Releasing! The flamboyant Dr. Death (John Considine), a 1,000-year-old man who has mastered the art of “selective reincarnation”, promising to keep one’s soul alive forever! The catch? He needs a fresh body to host it for you, and finding willing volunteers is an impossibility. When Fred’s beloved wife dies, he refuses to believe she is gone forever. Dr. Death’s loyal assistant, Tana (Florence Marly), offers a supernatural solution to return his wife to him…only to run into trouble when Dr. Death can’t find a suitable body for her to reside in! The bodies pile up and Fred must choose between his lost love and stopping a mad doctor hell-bent on success! Directed with tongue firmly in cheek by Eddie Saeta, with a cameo by Moe Howard, this colorful horror oddity must be seen to be believed! Special features include a brand new 16×9 digital high definition transfer (1.78:1) from the original camera negatives, an on camera interview with star John Considine and Steve Saeta (Eddie’s son) and an original TV spot.
Also on January 26, Scorpion Releasing will release the 1969 British thriller Goodbye Gemini! In the age of Aquarius, the Gemini twins share everything: love…men…and murder!! Jacki (TO SIR WITH LOVE’s Judy Geeson) and Julian (SATYRICON’s Martin Potter) are 20-year-old twins with an unusually close relationship. Their bizarre fantasy world is shattered by the arrival of Clive, a London small-time criminal with a massive gambling debt. As the twins become exposed to the seamy underbelly of the swinging ’60s London nightlife, their relationship becomes strained and twisted. When Clive attempts to blackmail Julian, the twins take decisive action in this eerie, unsettling tale where not even the bond between siblings can predict the outcome. Also starring Sir Michael Redgrave and directed by Alan Gibson (DRACULA A.D. 1972), GOODBYE GEMINI is a disturbing look at the relationship between twins…and just how far they will go to protect one another! Special Features include: New 16×9 high definition transfer (1.78:1), from the original camera negatives; Audio commentary with star Judy Geeson and Producer Peter Snell; Original Trailer; and Cinerama Trailers.
Sign me up … these are going to be awesome.
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