Severin Films, one of the leaders in physical media, has three goodies lined up for an April 29th release. Let’s take a look at them, shall we?
First up, is the New Zealand splatter flick, Death Warmed Up. This film has sort of languished in obscurity since its 1984 release. It started off with a bit of a bag, winning the Grand Prix award at the Paris International Festival of Fantasy and Science Fiction Films, but after that it sort of just disappeared. Australia did ban it in 1985 for excessive violence before eventually allowing a censored version to be released. Fortunately, Severin is all set to release it, remastered, for the first time ever.
For those of you that prefer to your sleaze to be Italian, you’ve got two new titles to add to your wish list. Joe D’Amato’s Emanuelle & Francoise will receive its first ever disc release in the US. Another first will be the HD release of Escape from Women’s Prison. In addition to the HD release, this 1975 sleazefest will include the extended Italian cut.
All three releases come loaded with special features. To pre-order your copies today visit Severin-Films.com.
Death Warmed Up
Three years before Peter Jackson’s Bad Taste, a young New Zealand filmmaker sprayed international movie screens with brains, blood and bizarre body fluids for the first splatter movie in Kiwi history: Director David Blyth (Wound, Ghost Bride) launched his genre career with this relentlessly graphic – and still-intense – story of mad doctors, nude teens, psychotic mutants, shotgun murders, power drill lobotomies, explosive action and punk attitude that AXS.com calls “weird, wonky and one hell of a ride that will have gorehounds howling!” Michael Hurst (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), Bruno Lawrence (The Quiet Earth) and Ian Watkin (Dead Alive) star in this landmark gore thriller from “New Zealand’s master of
- Audio Commentary with Director David Blyth and Writer Michael Heath
- I’ll Get You All – Interview with Actor David Letch
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Director David Blyth and Writer Michael Heath
- Original New Zealand 4×3 VHS cut
- Interview Featurette with David Blyth and Michael Heath
- Theatrical trailer
- VHS Trailers
- TV Spot
Emanuelle & Francoise
When a cold-hearted stud (George Eastman of ANTHROPOPHAGUS infamy) drives her sister to suicide, Emanuelle (Rosemarie Lindt of SALON KITTY and WHO SAW HER DIE?) plots a seduction that includes sodomy, torture, J&B, lesbianism, cannibalism, meat cleavers and a super-groovy ‘70s soundtrack. Maria Rosaria Riuzzi (IMAGES IN A CONVENT) and Massimo Vanni (ZOMBIE 3 & 4) co-star in this still-extreme sex sickie – also known as EMANUELLE’S REVENGE, DEMON RAGE and BLOOD VENGEANCE – co-written by D’Amato with fellow filth maven Bruno Mattei (SHOCKING DARK) and now featuring a 2k scan from the original negative.
- Three Women and a Mirror – Interview with Actress Maria Rosaria Riuzzi
- The Other Side of the Mirror – Interview With Actor George Eastman
- Deleted / Alternate scenes
Escape from Women’s Prison
When four hardened female convicts escape and take a women’s tennis team hostage, they’ll force the girls into a nightmare of lesbianism, Marxism and murder. Supermodel-turned-porn-queen Lilli Carati (Joe D’Amato’s THE ALCOVE) and Zora Kerova (ANTHROPOPHAGUS, CANNIBAL FEROX) star in this politically charged filth-fest – also known as JAILBIRDS and WOMEN AGAINST WOMEN: A STORY OF SEX AND VIOLENCE – from writer/director ‘Conrad Brueghel’ (aka Italian actor Giovanni Brusadori of EMANUELLE, QUEEN OF THE DESERT), now featuring a new 4k scan of a dupe negative seized from notorious NYC distributor 21st Century Film Corp.
- Le Evase – Italian cut (Italian audio with English subtitles)
- Freedom, Sex & Violence – Interview with Director Giovanni Brusadori