Thursday, 5 August 2010

RELEASE ME! Movies That Need a (Decent) Region 1 DVD Release

Blood and Lace
(USA; 1971) Dir: Philip S. Gilbert

UPDATE: RELEASED NOVEMBER 24, 2015 BY SCREAM FACTORY.



Blood on Satan's Claw
(UK; 1971) Dir: Piers Haggard



Corruption (aka Carnage; Laser Killer)
(UK; 1968) Dir: Robert Hartford-Davis

UPDATE: RELEASED BY GRINDHOUSE RELEASING - NOVEMBER 5, 2013



Curtains
(Canada; 1983) Dir: Richard Ciupka

UPDATE: RELEASED BY SYNAPSE - JULY 29, 2014



Death Laid an Egg (aka La morte ha fatto l'uovo)
(Italy; 1968) Dir: Giulio Questi



Death Weekend (aka The House by the Lake)
(Can; 1976) Dir: William Fruet



Dorian Gray (aka The Evil of Dorian Gray; Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray; Il dio chiamato Dorian)
(1970; UK, Italy, West Germany) Dir: Massimo Dallamano

UPDATE: RELEASED BY RARO VIDEO USA - APRIL 12, 2011



Eating Roaul*
(US, 1982) Dir: Paul Bartel

UPDATE: RELEASED BY THE CRITERION COLLECTION - SEPTEMBER 25, 2012



Eyeball (aka Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro, The Devil's Eye, The Secret Killer, Wide-Eyed in the Dark)
(Italy; 1975) Dir: Umberto Lenzi



Footprints on the Moon (aka Le orme; Footprints)
(1975; Italy) Dir: Luigi Bazzoni



Goke, the Bodysnatcher from Hell (aka Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro, Body Snatcher from Hell)
(Japan; 1968) Dir: Hajime Sato

UPDATE: RELEASED BY THE CRITERION COLLECTION AS PART OF THEIR "WHEN HORROR CAME TO SHOCHIKU" SET - NOVEMBER 20, 2012



The Green Slime
(Japan, US; 1968) Dir: Kinji Fukasaku

UPDATE: RELEASED BY MGM MOVIES ON DEMAND - DECEMBER 17, 2010



Homebodies
(US; 1974) Dir: Larry Yust



The House That Screamed (aka La residencia; House of Evil; The Boarding School; The Finishing School)*
(Spain; 1969) Dir: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador



The Incredible Melting Man
(US; 1977) Dir: William Sachs

UPDATE: RELEASED BY SCREAM FACTORY - JULY 30, 2013



Moonshine County Express
(US; 1977) Dir: Gus Trikonis

UPDATE: RELEASED AUGUST 30, 206 BY CODE RED.



The Name of the Game is Kill!
(US; 1968) Dir: Gunnar Hellström

UPDATE: RELEASED BY VCI VIDEO - APRIL 30, 2013



The Perfume of the Lady in Black (aka Il profumo della signora in nero)
(Italy; 1974) Dir: Francesco Barilli

UPDATE: RELEASED BY RARO VIDEO USA - MARCH 22, 2011



The Psychopath (aka An Eye for an Eye)
(US; 1975) Dir: Larry G. Brown



The Reincarnation of Peter Proud
(US; 1975) Dir: J. Lee Thompson



Rolling Thunder
(US; 1977) Dir: John Flynn

UPDATE: RELEASED BY SHOUT! FACTORY - MAY 28, 2013



A Small Town in Texas
(US; 1976) Dir: Jack Starrett

UPDATE: RELEASED BY MGM MOVIES ON DEMAND - DECEMBER 20, 2011



The Spider Labrinth (aka Il nido del ragno; The Spider's Nest)
(Italy; 1988) Dir: Gianfranco Giagni



Tidalwave (aka Nippon chinbotsu)
(Japan, US; 1973,1975) Dirs: Shirô Moritani, Andrew Meyer



To Be Twenty (aka Avere vent'anni, Being Twenty)*
(Italy; 1978) Dir: Fernando Di Leo

UPDATE: RELEASED BY RARO VIDEO USA - JULY 26, 2011



The Traveler (aka El caminante)
(Spain; 1979) Dir: Paul Naschy



What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (aka La polizia chiede aiuto, Coed Murders)
(Italy; 1974) Dir: Massimo Dallamano



* Already on crappy Region 1 disc.



13 comments:

venoms5 said...

There's a mention of it at dvd drive in for fans who want CORRUPTION on DVD to vote at TCM.com. The link is here. It's a little less than a quarter the way down the page...

http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm

Nice list, too!

Dave S said...

Thanks Venom5! And thanks for the DVD Drive-In link (essential site). I recently watched Corruption for the first time on a DVD-R. Have you seen it? It's insane!

Barbara said...

TNT plays alot of obscure horror. Blood on Satan's Claw has been on a couple of times. Corruption was on last week. They're usually on around 2-4AM.

venoms5 said...

It came on TCM last year I think and I missed it, unfortunately. I think the version they showed was cut, though. There's a French(?) release that's complete.

BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW is one that a lot of people want on R1. The British special edition is a must own if it's not already OOP.

Barbara said...

Whoops! I meant TCM, not TNT. :-)

Cyberschizoid said...

Great movie posters!
It's a shame that in the UK our tv stations almost NEVER play any decent exploitation movies. TCM in the UK is awful, truly awful.

kindertrauma said...

Love all of your picks! "The House That Screamed" is actually on an Elvira double feature dvd...

http://www.amazon.com/Elviras-Movie-Macabre-Maneater-Screamed/dp/B000N2HDP0

The picture quality is great, it's letterboxed and you can watch it without Elvira's commentary if you like.

I know that it would preferable with extras, commentary etc. but thought I'd let you know just in case!-Unk

Dave S said...

Hey thanks, Unk. I've got a couple of "House That Screamed" DVD-R's from different sources, but the image and sound quality of each is pretty iffy. I'd heard about the Elvia version and checked out a couple of reviews online, but they weren't exactly glowing. They also mentioned something about added fades to black to accommodate Elvira's comments in the version that eliminates her commentary. Based on your comments, though, maybe I'll give it a shot and order it. I love that flick. And, by the way, I love your site!

Dave S said...

And Venom5, Cool Ass Cinema is one of my essential sites; I'm a huge fan of your writing.

Just discovering Cyberschizoid and Bring Classic Horror Back to Television, but they're both terrific and I've just added them to my Bloody Sites links.

venoms5 said...

Thanks, Dave. I appreciate that!

Looking over this list again, I totally agree about EATING RAOUL. I thought the disc was fine till I tried to watch it on my LCD monitor. It was horrible!

GOKE is an interesting one. There's a beautiful fan subbed edition out there using the Japanese DVD as a source. Maybe Media Blasters will license this one at some point? Ditto for GREEN SLIME. I wish I still had that 45 of that song given to me by my dad.

cyberschizoid said...

Thanks Dave S for mentioning my blogs! Hope you enjoy and have signed our classic horror campaign petition! :-)

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bringclassichorrorfilmsbacktothebbc/

Dave S said...

Cyberschizoid - I haven't yet, but I will asap!

Cyberschizoid said...

Thanks! If any of you horror bloggers want to write something about our classic horror campaign, feel free to contact me.

http://bringclassichorrorbacktotelevision.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Classic-Horror-Back-to-Television-Alliance/120987261250382?ref=ts