Friday, May 5, 2017
Jess Franco’s rare and controversial erotic thriller coming to DVD fully uncut and totally remastered!
Out of all the pictures Spanish exploitation maverick Jess Franco and Swiss producer Erwin C. Dietrich released, 1977’s SLAVES is perhaps the rarest and most sought after. The film (also known as SWEDISH NYMPHO SLAVES and DIE SKLAVINNEN) stars Franco’s wife and muse, the inimitable Lina Romay (MARQUISE DE SADE) in a rare villainous role as Madame Arminda, the owner a notorious high end brothel called The Pagoda, who oversees the kidnapping and sexual torture and humiliation of a young society girl (Martine Stedil, BARBED WIRE DOLLS). When the girl’s father pays the ransom but doesn’t get his daughter back, he and his nasty manservant (played by Franco himself!) raid The Pagoda and enslave Arminda, subjecting her to untold indignities while trying to find out what happened to his child.
As with all Franco/Dietrich productions, SLAVES packs a sleazy wallop but its grimy doses of sex and violence are juxtaposed by rich production values, gorgeous cinematography by Peter Baumgartner and lush music by Walter Baumgartner. Filled with a enough female nudity to fill 10 films and bolstered by Romay’s intense performance, SLAVES is classic piece of Franco-philia that needs to be seen and is presented her totally uncut (in its original German language with English subtitles) and digitally remastered from Dietrich’s own negative.
Full Moon's "It Girl" Robin Sydney shows you just how damn cool The Empire Blu-ray Collection Box Set really is!!!
Full Moon (in collusion with Shout! Factory) are about to release their highly anticipated The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection, a massive LIMITED EDITION collection (only 600 are being produced) featuring 18 films on 15 discs (14 Blu-ray and 1 DVD) packaged in a stunning, sturdy and elegant black collectors box adorned with a GOREgeous collage of original Empire poster art. Inside there will be an exclusive 24 page book with writing from Delirium Magazine editor Chris Alexander, Empire of the B’s author Dave Jay and each set will be numbered and signed by Charles Band.
The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection ($250 US per unit) will be officially released on May 5th at www.FullMoonDirect.com. These units will not be sold in stores and can only be purchased at www.FullMoonDirect.com. Select units will be available at fan conventions across the U.S. where the Full Moon crew is scheduled to appear and vend.
Find Out How Far Someone Is Willing To Go To Save A Loved One In This Haunting Vampire Tale AARON'S BLOOD. Watch The Trailer Here NOW!
ON DEMAND AND DIGITAL HD:
DIRECTOR: Tommy Stovall
WRITER: Tommy Stovall
CAST: James Martinez, Trevor Stovall, Farah White, Michael Chieffo
SYNOPSIS: Aaron copes with his new life as a single father and the distant relationship he shares with his only child Tate. A timid hemophiliac, Tate is roughed up at school by the chief bully causing a massive nosebleed that lands him in the hospital fighting for his life. He makes a miraculous recovery after a necessary blood transfusion, but Aaron begins to notice progressively strange behaviors in his son. Faced with the grim possibility that his son could be becoming a vampire, Aaron enlists the help of a local vampire hunter and embarks on a frantic search to find the source of the infection to stop the transformation before it’s too late.
GENRE: Horror, Thriller
DISTRIBUTOR: Gravitas Ventures
CHILLER's Next Frightning Tale CAMERA OBSCURA in Theaters on June 9th and VOD/Digital HD on June 13th
The horror thriller film is written by Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns and marks the theatrical directing debut of Koontz. The cast includes Christopher Denham (“Billions,” “Argo”), NadjaBobyleva (“
Bridge of Spies”), Catherine Curtin (“Stranger Things,” “Orange is the New Black”), Chase Williamson (SIREN,“Beyond the Gates”) and Noah Segan (“The Mind’s Eye,” “Tales of Halloween”).
In CAMERA OBSCURA, a veteran war photographer with PTSD sees imminent deaths in his developed photos, questioning his already fragile sanity and putting the lives of those he loves in danger.