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Grindhouse DVDs In July


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Hot for teacher?Before I dig into this story, I’d like to know where the hell everyone was during Grindhouse‘s first weekend in theatres? Seriously, why isn’t this movie #1? Is Are We Done Yet such a blockbuster that a truly great horror double feature can’t compete? Get out there and see it already!

Ok, so maybe this DVD story isn’t about the Grindhouse we are all thinking of, but you should be thrilled nonetheless that the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez joint venture has kick-started the release of original exploitation films as Deimos Entertainment is set to launch the Welcome To The Grindhouse DVD series.

This new line of double feature DVDs will come packed with two classic — or classically bad — exploitation films, trailers and theatre ads. Each will have two themed films that represent Grindhouse staples: Martial Arts, Horror, Sexploitation and Action. Hell, some of the titles are coming from the Crown International Pictures library!

The first two sets in the series will be released on July 3rd. What films can we expect from the Welcome To The Grindhouse line?

Welcome to the Grindhouse: Pick-up and The Teacher

Pick-Up

Crown International Pictures, 1975. An offbeat story about two young women whose lives are forever changed when they hitchhike a ride in a mobile home. Starring Jill Senter and Alan Long. Rated R – 80 minutes.

The Teacher

Crown International Pictures, 1974. An explosive story about a beautiful, provocative 28-year-old high school teacher whose seduction of a student proves fatal. Starring Angel Tompkins and Jay North (TV’s Dennis the Menace). Rated R – 98 minutes.

Welcome to the Grindhouse: Evil Eye and Black Candles

Evil Eye

1974. Peter Crane is having nightmares about murdering someone. His psychiatrist Dr. Stone has him hospitalized for being unable to differentiate between dreams and reality. Soon people start turning up dead at the hospital. Is Peter really a killer, or is there something more sinister afoot? Starring Richard Conte (The Godfather), Anthony Steffen (The Night Evelyn Came Out of The Grave) and Pilar Velasquez. Not Rated – 84 minutes.

Black Candles

1983. Carol and her boyfriend Paul travel to England after the unexpected death of her brother. Once there, she discovers her sister-in-law is involved in Satanic rituals — and Paul is slowly being drawn into the cult. Starring Helga Line (The Lorelei’s Grasp) and Vanessa Hidalgo. Directed by international cult filmmaker Jose Ramon Larraz (Vampyres: Daughters of Dracula). Not Rated – 85 minutes.

Kryten Syxx

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