Severin Films has announced the release of the acclaimed documentary Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson to VOD platforms – including Amazon, iTunes, Google, Vudu, Xbox, InDemand and Vibiquity – today, February 25th. Give the trailer a spin embedded at the top of the article and read the synopsis below.
‘Horror Film Director Found Slain, Buried Under Floor’, screamed the 1995 headlines read around the world. But the truth behind the wild life of Al Adamson – including the production of such low budget classics as Satan’s Sadists, Dracula VS. Frankenstein and The Naughty Stewardesses – and his grisly death reveals perhaps the most bizarre career in Hollywood history. Told through over 40 first-person recollections from friends and colleagues like Russ Tamblyn, Sam Sherman and Oscar® winner Vilmos Zsigmond – plus rare clips and archival interviews with Adamson himself – Blood & Flesh is the startling chronicle of bikers, go-go dancers, porn stars, aging actors, freak-out girls, Charles Manson, Colonel Sanders, alien conspiracies and homicidal contractors that House Of Mortal Cinema calls “brilliant stuff…a superb documentary and one of the top films of the year.”
Directed by Severin president David Gregory – who previously directed the acclaimed Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Staley’s Island of Dr. Moreau – Blood & Flesh premiered at the 2019 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal and screened at festivals that included Sitges /Spain, Fright Fest/London, L’Étrange/Paris, Beyond Fest/Los Angeles, and South African Horrorfest, where it was named Best Documentary. Severin Films will also be releasing Al Adamson: The Masterpiece Collection – an unprecedented Blu-ray box set featuring 30+ remastered Adamson features, hours of bonus content, a 126-page book, and Blood & Flesh – on April 21st.
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