Duke Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE POPE: It’s A Hit!

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This Easter, home video audiences are celebrating the miraculous resurrection of Duke Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE POPE, the long-lost follow up to the smash hit MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE! At last, the cult hit hailed as “a glorious masterpiece” (Detroit Metro Times) is here on home video!

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Legendary nightclub entertainer, crooner and “Mr. Palm Springs” Duke Mitchell stars in GONE WITH THE POPE as a gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the Pope in exchange for the ransom of a dollar from every Catholic in the world! Duke Mitchell filmed GONE WITH THE POPE in 1975, but the movie was left unfinished at the time of his passing in 1981. Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing rediscovered GONE WITH THE POPE in 1995 and vowed to save it from obscurity. Academy Award-winning film editor Murawski (THE HURT LOCKER, SPIDER MAN 1, 2 & 3, ARMY OF DARKNESS) spent 15 years completing GONE WITH THE POPE from the surviving film elements. The result is the Holy Grail of Exploitation Cinema!

GONE WITH THE POPE played exclusively in 35mm at theaters and festivals around the globe for five years. The film has played repeatedly to an enthusiastic cult audience at the Quentin Tarantino-owned New Beverly Cinema in L.A. and the fantastic story of its unlikely rescue and restoration was featured in Variety, LA Weekly, Movieline, and the Los Angeles Times.

Now Grindhouse Releasing has at last answered years of worldwide demand for GONE WITH THE POPE on home video with a stunning deluxe Blu-ray/DVD set…and it’s a hit! Customers are already calling it the cult Blu-ray release of the year!

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Available now, along with Grindhouse Releasing’s acclaimed, best-selling new Blu-ray editions of MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE and Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, Duke Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE POPE is being hailed as a miracle by fans and critics alike!

“There’s miracle work, and then…well, there’s this Blu-ray disc. I cannot get over how phenomenal Gone with the Pope looks in high-def. The clarity and staggering level of detail outclass just about every last Blu-ray release I’ve come across, regardless of age, budget, or marquee value. An absolutely incredible effort…Gone with the Pope is one of a kind: crude, violent, offensive, unapologetic, deeper than it lets on, and a hell of a lot of fun. I doubt if there’s any other filmmaker, dead or alive, who could pull this off the way Duke Mitchell does. I defy anyone not to be floored by the complete package that Grindhouse has assembled here, one that’s twenty years in the making. The visual and aural presentation eclipse anything I ever could’ve dreamt possible for a lost production like this, and the sprawling selection of extras hammer home just how much of a labor of love this is. Highly Recommended.” – DVD Talk

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“Gone With The Pope is testament to how ambition and passion are always more important than a big budget or a famous cast. It’s a film like no other, an eighty-two minute barrage of ideas that are simultaneously insane and profound as Mitchell takes on the hypocrisy of organized religion without ever really writing off the spiritual side of life. It’s a skewed and strange vision to be sure but it’s relentlessly entertaining, as politically incorrect as they come and really just a wild ride all together. Grindhouse Releasing have rolled out the red carpet for the film, giving it the best possible presentation and jamming the disc with extras that are as interesting as they are comprehensive.” – Rock! Shock! Pop!

“Grindhouse Releasing kills it with this release of a long lost and unfinished film that will turn in to a classic piece of exploitation. A beautiful restoration job and lovingly packed with special features, GONE WITH THE POPE is a must own for any exploitation film fan!” – Celluloid Terror

“Grindhouse Releasing’s work here has resulted in one of their finest achieve­ments. They went beyond hon­or­ing a film’s legacy here: they actu­ally res­ur­rected, restored and fin­ished an aban­doned work. They really earned their tag as “the Criterion Collection of exploita­tion” with this impres­sive set.” – Schlockmania

“I’m happy to say that it was worth the wait. Gone with the Pope – as well as Grindhouse Releasing’s presentation of it – surpassed any expectation that I had. Very weird, very 70s, and very much the product of an individual who knew exactly what he wanted. It’s a shame that Duke Mitchell didn’t live long enough to see his work get the treatment that it is getting now, but he can rest easy know that it is in great hands and it looks f*cking amazing. Another indispensable release from Grindhouse Releasing.” – Paracinema

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GONE WITH THE POPE is continuing to run in 35mm in theaters. The movie was featured in the 2015 Boston Underground Film Festival and opens this Friday, April 10 at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, OH. http://gatewayfilmcenter.com/gone-with-the-pope-35mm/

Duke Mitchell’s MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE will show in Portland at the Hollywood Theatre April 28. http://hollywoodtheatre.org/massacre-mafia-style/

Get the mind-blowing MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE Bluray/DVD here!

http://www.amazon.com/Massacre-Mafia-Style-Blu-ray-Combo/dp/B00R8O809O

Bob Murawski on the Restoration of GONE WITH THE POPE

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About Grindhouse Releasing:

Grindhouse Releasing is a Hollywood-based film distribution company co-founded in 1996 by Sage Stallone and Academy Award-winning film editor Bob Murawski. Devoted to preserving, restoring and releasing the best in exploitation cinema, the label has earned the rep of “The Criterion Collection of cult” for its no-expense-spared restorations of such celebrated Italian horror films as Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, Umberto Lenzi’s CANNIBAL FEROX, and Ruggero Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. Through the Box Office Spectaculars imprint, Grindhouse has released David Durston’s I DRINK YOUR BLOOD, Lucio Fulci’s CAT IN THE BRAIN, and J.P Simon’s chainsaw classic PIECES.

In recent hyears, Grndhouse Releading has entered the Blu-ray market with acclaimed special editions of Amos Sefer’s AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL,starring Asher Tzarfati and Shmuel Wolf,  Robert Hartford-Davies’ CORRUPTION, starring Peter Cushing, Sergio Sollima’s THE BIG GUNDOWN, starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian, and the #1 best-seller CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, starring Robert Kerman and Carl Gabriel Yorke. In 2015, Grindhouse Releasing won the Satellite Award for Outstanding Overall Blu-ray/DVD for its special edition of Frank Perry’s THE SWIMMER, starring Burt Lancaster, which includes the original documentary “The Story of THE SWIMMER” by Academy Award winning film editor Chris Innis (THE HURT LOCKER).

Grindhouse Releasing once again scored a #1 Amazon best-seller in 2015 with the lavish 3-disc Blu-ray/CD release of Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, sure to top the list of the year’s best horror discs. MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE and GONE WITH THE POPE are among the most long-anticipated titles in the Grindhouse Releasing catalog and the lvish Bu-ray/DVD sets are rapidly gaining acclaim as some of the studio’s finest work to date. Grindhouse Releasing is also the most active independent theatrical distributor of classic horror and exploitation films in the U.S., handling Sam Raimi’s original classic EVIL DEAD and other genre landmarks in addition to its own catalog of titles. Upcoming Blu-ray releases from Grindhouse include CANNIBAL FEROX, out May 12, and more to be announced soon!

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Grindhouse Releasing Presents CANNIBAL FEROX Blu-ray!

Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present Umberto Lenzi’s CANNIBAL FEROX in a new 3-disc Blu-ray/CD edition! Scheduled for release May 12, this deluxe set is available now for pre-order exclusively from Diabolik DVD!

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Banned in 31 countries, CANNIBAL FEROX assaults your senses as a group of Americans lost in the jungles of Amazonia experience brutal retribution at the hands of blood-crazed cannibals. Shot on location in the savage Amazon wilds of South America, CANNIBAL FEROX is one of the most violent and shocking films ever made. There are at least two dozen scenes of barbaric torture and sadistic cruelty graphically shown.  If the presentation of disgusting and repulsive subject matter upsets you, please do not view this film.

SPECIAL FEATURES

– Original UNRATED, UNCENSORED director’s cut

– Spectacular new 2K transfer – scanned from the original camera negative

– SHOCKING deleted scenes – lost for over 30 years!

– Breathtaking digital stereo re-mix by Academy Award winner Paul Ottosson

– Optional Italian language soundtrack and original mono mix

– Candid and shocking audio commentary by director Umberto Lenzi and star John Morghen

– Provocative, in-depth interviews with director Umberto Lenzi, stars Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Danilo Mattei and Zora Korowa, and special effects master Gino DeRossi

– EATEN ALIVE! THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ITALIAN CANNIBAL FILM – all-new feature-length documentary containing interviews with Umberto Lenzi, Ruggero Deodato, Sergio Martino, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, and Robert Kerman

– Original Italian, German and U.S. theatrical trailers

– Extensive gallery of stills and poster art

– Glossy 12 page booklet containing liner notes by legendary 42nd Street historian Bill Landis (author of THE SLEAZOID EXPRESS) and Eli Roth (director of HOSTEL and THE GREEN INFERNO)

– BONUS CD – original soundtrack album by Budy-Maglione – newly remastered in stunning 24 bit/96khz sound from the original studio master tapes, and including never-before-released alternate takes

– Beautiful embossed slip cover

– AND OTHER SURPRISES!

REVIEWS

“Established a world drive-in record with a 98 on the Vomit Meter.”

– Joe Bob Briggs

“A stark and savage viewing experience… one of those rare movies that can transcend rational analysis.”

– Kevin Grant, DELIRIUM

“The definitive cannibal film.”

– Steve Bissette, DEEP RED HORROR HANDBOOK

“So outrageous and brazen in its attempt to shake up the somnambulant cynical viewer that it goes well beyond what you’re used to seeing.”

– Chas. Balun, HORROR HOLOCAUST

“Ultraviolent and unrelenting. It beats you to a bloody pulp.”

– Bill Landis, SLEAZOID EXPRESS

“The STEP-MOTHER of all cannibal films. A genre CLASSIC!”

– Eli Roth, director of HOSTEL and THE GREEN INFERNO

Color – 1.85:1 – 1981 – 93 minutes – UNRATED – Region A

CANNIBAL FEROX Deluxe Edition copyright 2015 Grindhouse Releasing, Inc.

Visit www.GrindhouseReleasing.com for updates and news on our Blu-ray releases and screenings of CANNIBAL FEROX, GONE WITH THE POPE, MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE, PIECES, THE BEYOND, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, SCUM OF THE EARTH, and the 35mm theatrical-only smash hit TRAILER APOCALYPSE!

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Grindhouse Releasing Sets ‘Gone With the Pope’ Blu-ray/DVD Release!

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AT LAST! Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the legendary lost classic! 

Duke Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE POPE

2 DISC DELUXE EDITION – BLU-RAY + DVD COMBO

Street Date: March 24, 2015

Exclusive GONE WITH THE POPE Pre-Order from Diabolik DVD

I WANT A DOLLAR FROM EVERY CATHOLIC IN THE WORLD!

“A GLORIOUS MASTERPIECE!” 

– Jeff Meyers, Detroit Metro Times

An exemplary piece of exploitation entertainment”

– Louis Albo, Los Angeles Times

“Gloriously, hilariously offensive…an incredible hybrid, with Mitchell’s decidedly dated sensibility delivered in a modern, masterfully quick-cut package.”

-Karina Longworth, LA Weekly

“A far-out film…beautiful to look at, ridiculously entertaining!”

– Jeffrey Root, Film Radar

Lost for over 30 years, GONE WITH THE POPE stars famed nightclub performer Duke Mitchell as Paul, a paroled gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the Pope and charge “a dollar from every Catholic in the world” as the ransom.

Shot in 1975, GONE WITH THE POPE was unfinished at the time of Duke Mitchell’s death in 1981. Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing rediscovered GONE WITH THE POPE in 1995 and vowed to save it from obscurity. Academy Award-winning film editor Murawski (THE HURT LOCKER, ARMY OF DARKNESS) spent 15 years completing GONE WITH THE POPE from the surviving film elements.

Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the Holy Grail of exploitation cinema!

GONE WITH THE POPE has screened exclusively in cinemas since its sold-out Hollywood premiere in 2010. This home video debut follows Grindhouse Releasing’s Blu-ray/DVD release of Duke Mitchell’s MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE, now set to arrive Feb. 24 along with the company’s long-awaited Blu-ray edition of Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND.

Grindhouse Releasing will celebrate the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD releases of MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE and GONE WITH THE POPE with a rare 35mm screening of both films Feb. 10 at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles.

Duke Mitchell’s MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE and GONE WITH THE POPE are two of the most long-awaited and requested titles in the Grindhouse Releasing home video catalog. Founded in 1996 and known as the Criterion of cult cinema,  Grindhouse Releasing has released Blu-ray editions of THE SWIMMER, starring Burt Lancaster, THE BIG GUNDOWN, starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian, CORRUPTION, starring Peter Cushing, and AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL, starring Asher Tzarfati and Shmuel Wolf, The company scored a #1 best-selling hit in 2014 with its deluxe Blu-ray release of Ruggero Deodato’s notorious CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST.

Grindhouse Releasing is also one of the most prolific theatrical distributors of classic horror and exploitation films in the United States. THE BEYOND, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST,  the midnight hit TRAILER APOCALYPSE and other Grindhouse Releasing titles are all making the rounds of of cinemas across the country now.  For theaters and dates, visit www.GrindhouseReleasing.com.

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GONE WITH THE POPE SPECIAL FEATURES

– Spectacular 2K digital restoration from the original 35mm camera negative

– Three stunning audio options – mono, stereo and 5.1 – mixed by Emmy award-winning mixer Marti Humphrey

– In-depth interviews with stars Jim LoBianco and John Murgia, cinematographer Peter Santoro, editors Bob Leighton and Robert Florio, and legendary exploitation producer/director Matt Cimber

– Footage from the 2010 Hollywood World Premiere

– Deleted scenes and bloopers

-Liner notes by acclaimed horror novelist John Skipp

-Extensive still galleries and theatrical trailer

-AND OTHER SURPRISES!

GONE WITH THE POPE Deluxe Edition © 2015 Grindhouse Releasing, Inc.

Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND Back in Theaters!

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Grindhouse Releasing is bringing Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND back to select theaters to celebrate the film’s upcoming U.S. Blu-ray debut. Don’t miss this chance to see Fulci’s masterpiece of supernatural horror on the big screen in glorious 35mm!

We’ll be adding more cities in the coming weeks! THE BEYOND arrives on Blu-ray from Grindhouse Releasing Feb. 10, 2015 – for full details, click here.

THE BEYOND 2015 SCREENINGS

1/6/2015 – Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, Austin, TX

1/8/2015 – Texas Theatre, Dallas

1/9/2015 – Texas Theatre, Dallas

1/23/2015 – Landmark Sunshine, NYC

1/24/2015 – Landmark Sunshine, NYC

2/9/2015 – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, Yonkers, NY

2/20/2015 – Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

2/21/2015 – Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

2/21/2015 – Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston

2/27/2015 – Landmark Nuart, Los Angeles

3/18/2015 – Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock, Lubbock, TX

3/20/2015 – Northwest Nightmares, Vancouver BC

3/24/2015 – Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR

3/27/2015 – Music Box Theatre, Chicago

4/17/2015 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

4/18/2015 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

4/19/2015 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

…AND MORE CITIES TO BE ANNOUNCED!…E TU VIVRAI NEL TERRORE!

“Beautiful and brutal, a lushly cinematic expression of a haunted world. The film has a vital pulse, with scenes of terror that get under the skin.” -Gil Kenan, director of POLTERGEIST (2015)

“Unrelenting excitement… a truly original haunted house thriller.” -Tobe Hooper, director of POLTERGEIST (1982)

“One of the most frightening films I have ever seen.” -Kim Henkel, screenwriter of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

“A full-throttled supernatural splatter classic. A perfect 10!” – The Connoisseur’s Guide to the Contemporary Horror Film

“THE BEYOND does not disappoint.” -Roger Ebert

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Grindhouse Releasing Presents Duke Mitchell’s MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE!

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Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the definitive release of Duke Mitchell’s MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE, arriving on DVD and Blu-ray disc February 10, 2015!

Pre-order MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE at Diabolik DVD!

Italian-American actor and nightclub singer Duke Mitchell wrote, produced, directed and starred in this homemade answer to THE GODFATHER, self-financed with earnings from his career as the self-proclaimed “Mr. Palm Springs.” Previously known for his Martin and Lewis act with Sammy Petrillo as seen in BELA LUGOSI MEETS A BROOKLYN GORILLA, Duke plays the ruthless son of a Mafia kingpin who blasts his way through Hollywood on a bloody crime spree. Promising “more guts, more action, more dynamite” than the Mario Puzo gangster classic, MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE delivers an onslaught of low-budget mayhem unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

“It’s a great thing for my Dad’s legacy for his movie to be released on Blu-ray,” says Jeffrey Mitchell, who co-produced the Blu-ray with Academy Award winning editor Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing. Adds Murawski: “We have put in years of work restoring MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE and gathering an amazing selection of bonus material on Duke Mitchell. We think fans will agree  it was worth the wait.”

SPECIAL FEATURES

– 2 disc combo pack – Blu-ray + DVD

– Incredible new hi-definition digital restoration of the original director’s cut

– Stunning digital restoration of the original mono soundtrack

– Interviews with Jeffrey Mitchell, Frankie Ray, George Jacobs, Jim LoBianco, and exploitation legend Matt Cimber

– Almost one full hour of never-before-seen Duke Mitchell home movies

– Lost audio recording – Duke Mitchell Live in Concert, June 9, 1960

– Bonus TV special – AN IMPRESSIONISTIC TRIBUTE TO JIMMY DURANTE

– Extensive still galleries, radio spots, and theatrical trailer

– Glossy booklet with rare photos and liner notes by author David Szulkin

– Spectacular new cover painting by renowned Los Angeles cult artist Dave Lebow

– AND OTHER SURPRISES!

“Mind-bending…with Duke Mitchell’s cult following steadily building on what seems to be a daily basis, one can only wonder how far and wide the legacy of this entertainment jack of all trades will go.” – Nathaniel Thompson, TCM Underground

“Duke Mitchell delivers an eccentric, impassioned, unpredictable performance unlike anything else ever committed to film. You’ve never seen another gangster movie like this.”- Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo-Digital

“The rare film that is BETTER than its trailer… a great forgotten gem.” – Josh Hurtado, TWITCHFILM

“A virtual torrent of bloodshed… This makes the GODFATHER movies look like Sunday school picnic outings!” – LAS VEGAS SUN

Watch for Grindhouse Releasing’s Blu-ray release of Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, coming February 10, 2015! And stay tuned for details on the long-awaited Blu-ray and DVD release of Duke Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE POPE!

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Full Specs Revealed for THE BEYOND Blu-ray!

Grindhouse Releasing is proud to announce the full specs for Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND Blu-ray, in stores February 10, 2015 and now available for pre-order  exclusively at Diabolik DVD!

THE BEYOND arrives in a lavish 3-disc set with GLOW-IN-THE-DARK artwork housing two Blu-ray discs and a bonus CD of the classic Fabio Frizzi soundtrack, remastered from the original studio tapes. The release is packed with new bonus features – scroll down for complete details.

We are celebrating the long-awaited release of THE BEYOND with a special offer for Lucio Fulci fans: for one week only, Diabolik DVD customers who pre-order THE BEYOND can get our deluxe collector’s edition DVD of Lucio Fulci’s CAT IN THE BRAIN for a special reduced price!

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Grindhouse Releasing is supporting the home video releases of THE BEYOND with theatrical screenings at select theaters in cities across the United States and Canada.

THE BEYOND shows this Friday and Saturday, November 21 & 22 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston! Visit our SCREENINGS page at GrindhouseReleasing.com for upcoming cities and dates.

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THE BEYOND 

The seven dreaded gateways to hell are concealed in seven cursed places… 

And on the day the gates of hell are opened, the dead will walk the earth!

From legendary Italian horror master Lucio Fulci comes the ultimate classic of supernatural terror. A cursed hotel, built over one of the seven gateways to hell, becomes a malevolent abyss that begins devouring both the bodies and the souls of all who enter in a graphic frenzy of gory crucifixions, brutal chain-whippings, eyeball impalements, sulphuric acid meltdowns, flesh-eating tarantulas, throat-shredding demon dogs and ravenous bloodthirsty zombies. THE BEYOND is a towering achievement in hair-raising, mind-bending cinematic terror!

SPECIAL FEATURES

– Spectacular hi-definition digital transfer of the original UNCENSORED director’s cut

– Breathtaking 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound re-mix by Academy Award winner Paul Ottoman

– Provocative commentary by stars Catriona MacColl and genre superstar David Warbeck

– Optional Italian language soundtrack and original mono mix

– New in-depth interviews with stars Catriona MacColl, Cinzia Monreale and Giovanni De Nava, U.S. production manager Larry Ray, make-up artists Giannetto DeRossi and Maurizio Trani, cinematographer Sergio Salvati, writer Dardano Sacchetti, producer Fabrizio De Angelis, composer Fabio Frizzi, original U.S. distributor Terry Levene, and Antonella Fulci

– Rare archival interviews with director Lucio Fulci and David Warbeck

– Lost German pre-credit sequence in FULL COLOR

– Liner notes by legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun and EuroHorror expert Martin Beine

– Extensive still galleries and theatrical trailers

– BONUS CD – original soundtrack album by Fabio Frizzi newly remastered in stunning 96khz sound from the original studio master tapes

-AND OTHER SURPRISES!

“A towering masterpiece… one of the most compelling, audacious and hyper-gory zombie films of all times. THE BEYOND rocks pure and simple.” -Chas. Balun, GOREZONE

“Lucio Fulci’s masterpiece. The screen’s scariest zombie movie ever!”  -Tony Timpone, FANGORIA

“One of the most frightening films I have ever seen.” -Kim Henkel, screenwriter of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

“Unrelenting excitement… a truly original haunted house thriller.”
-Tobe Hooper, director of POLTERGEIST

“A full-throttled supernatural splatter classic. A perfect 10!” – The Connoisseur’s Guide to the Contemporary Horror Film

“THE BEYOND does not disappoint.” -Roger Ebert

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CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST Back in Theaters!

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Grindhouse Releasing brings director Ruggero Deodato’s notorious horror classic CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST back to U.S. theaters, now playing at Landmark Theatres and other screens nationwide!

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST tells the story of four documentary filmmakers who experience brutal death at the hands of a savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters. The film is so intense, so graphic and so unflinching in its realism that the director and producer of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST were arrested on its original release and the film was seized.

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST has influenced many filmmakers, most recently providing the direct inspiration for director Eli Roth’s new horror film THE GREEN INFERNO. The film stars Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi and Carl Gabriel Yorke. Moviegoers are warned: This is the original, uncut version of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST and its strong content may upset some viewers.

A complete list of screenings can be found at www.grindhousereleasing.com. Home viewers can get Grindhouse Releasing’s bestselling Blu-ray/DVD release now at Diabolik DVDAmazon.com and other retailers.

10/10/2014 – Landmark Uptown, Minneapolis

10/10/2014 – Landmark Ritz Bourse, Philadelphia

10/11/2014 – Landmark Uptown, Minneapolis

10/11/2014 – Landmark Ritz Bourse, Philadelphia

10/17/2014 – Landmark Esquire, Denver

10/17/2014 – Landmark Tivoli, St. Louis

10/17/2014 – Landmark Main Art, Detroit

10/18/2014 – Landmark Esquire, Denver

10/18/2014 – Landmark Tivoli, St. Louis

10/18/2014 – Landmark Main Art, Detroit

10/24/2014 – Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC

10/24/2014 – Landmark Inwood, Dallas

10/24/2014 – Landmark Sunshine, NYC

10/24/2014 – Chalmette Movies, Chalmette, LA

10/25/2014 – Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC

10/25/2014 – Landmark Inwood, Dallas

10/25/2014 – Landmark Sunshine, NYC

10/25/2014 – Chalmette Movies, Chalmette, LA

10/26/2014 – Chalmette Movies, Chalmette, LA

10/31/2014 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta

11/1/2014 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta

11/2/2014 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta

11/3/2014 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta

11/4/2014 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta

11/5/2014 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta

11/6/2014 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta

11/14/2014 – Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA

11/14/2014 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

11/15/2014 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

11/16/2014 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

12/6/2014 – Alamo Mainstreet, Kansas City

12/26/2014 – Music Box Theatre, Chicago

12/27/2014 – Music Box Theatre, Chicago

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST Update!

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In addition to the upcoming guest appearances of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST star Robert Kerman and Bob Murawski at Flashback Weekend in Chicago, and screening of the Ruggero Deodato classic at the Midway Drive-In, we’ve added another exciting event to our schedule!

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST star Carl Yorke will appear in person August 22 & 23, 2014, at the Clay Theatre in San Francisco to introduce the film, meet fans and sign memorabilia!

And don’t forget this weekend’s big double feature of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST and Umberto Lenzi’s SACRIFICE (a.k.a. MAN FROM DEEP RIVER) at International House in Philadelphia! Brought to you by Grindhouse Releasing and Exhumed Films, who hosted the premiere of our restored 35mm print of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST 13 years ago, as seen on the new Blu-ray!

The same double feature of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST and SACRIFICE will screen in Los Angeles Aug. 26 at the New Beverly Cinema . Check our updated SCREENINGS page for more cities TBA!

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CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST star Robert Kerman, Grindhouse Releasing’s Bob Murawski to appear at Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention

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Flashback Weekend is proud to welcome “CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST” star Robert Kerman and Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski as guests at Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention to be held Aug. 8-10, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL.

Robert Kerman and Bob Murawski will be signing autographs at the Grindhouse Releasing table and will present a Q & A on the Italian Horror Classic “CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST”. The Q & A will be moderated by Steve “Capone” Prokopy of “Ain’t it Cool News” on Saturday August 9, 2014.

“CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST” presents the ‘found footage’ of four documentary filmmakers who experience brutal death at the hands of a savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters. The footage is so intense so graphic and so unflinching in its realism that the director and producer of “CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST” were arrested upon its original release and the film was seized.

Grindhouse Releasing’s “CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST” Deluxe Edition Blu-ray is the ultimate home video presentation of this notorious classic named by Entertainment Weekly as “one of the most controversial films ever made”. A #1 bestseller on Amazon.com and Diabolik DVD’s top-selling title of all time, the 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD/CD set includes a wealth of new special features and a brilliant remaster of the original score by Academy Award-nominated composer Riz Ortolani (“More”, theme from “MONDO CANE”). Fans and critics are already hailing “CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST” as the Blu-ray release of the year.

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST 35mm Drive-In and Theatrical re-release!

To celebrate the release of the “CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST” Blu-ray, Grindhouse Releasing is screening the film at the historic Midway Drive-In located in Dixon, Illinois. Flashback Weekend’s Dusk to Dawn Horror Fest set for Saturday September 20 will include a 35mm showing of the film. The movie will also be shown with Exhumed Films at International House (http://ihousephilly.org.), and Aug. 22 & 23 in San Francisco at Landmark’s Clay Theatre with star Carl Gabriel Yorke to attend both shows! Visit www.GrindhouseReleasing.com for additional screening dates.

FLASHBACK WEEKEND 2014 ALL-STAR CELEBRITY GUEST LINE-UP

Robert Kerman and Bob Murawski will join the all-star Flashback Weekend 2014 celebrity guest line-up including horror legends Robert Englund (“Freddy Krueger”), a “PHANTASM” 35th anniversary reunion featuring director Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm (THE TALL MAN), and a full “PHANTASM” cast reunion, Lance Henriksen (ALIENS, NEAR DARK),Jen and Sylvia Soska, Katharine Isabelle, Traci Lords, Zach Galligan, Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley, Chicago Horror Host legend Svengoolie, and many more!

Flashback Weekend also features a huge horror vendor room, evening entertainment including “PHANTASM” stars In Concert, Charles Band’s Full Moon Horror Roadshow, Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie, Sinister Visions Zombie Pin-Up pageant, and more!

About Robert Kerman

Robert Kerman is the star of the Ruggero Deodato classic “CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST” (1980). Robert also starred in the Italian horror classics “EATEN ALIVE” (1980), and “CANNIBAL FEROX” .

A special edition “CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST” Blu-ray has just been released by Grindhouse Releasing which will be available at Mr. Kerman’s table.

About Bob Murawski

Bob Murawski is president of Grindhouse Releasing. He is also an Academy Award-winning film editor, known for his longtime collaboration with Sam Raimi on “ARMY OF DARKNESS”, “THE GIFT”, “SPIDER-MAN 1, 2 & 3”, “DRAG ME TO HELL” and “OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL”.

In addition to his work with Raimi, Murawski won acclaim for his editing on Kathryn Bigelow’s 2009 Best Picture Academy Award winner “THE HURT LOCKER”, for which he took home the coveted Oscar (shared with co-editor and wife, Chris Innis). Other credits include John Woo’s “HARD TARGET” and music videos for MOTORHEAD and THE RAMONES.

About Grindhouse Releasing

Grindhouse Releasing is a Hollywood-based distribution company dedicated to the restoration and preservation of classic exploitation films. Founded in 1996 by Murawski and the late Sage Stallone, Grindhouse has produced spectacular deluxe editions of Lucio Fulci’s “THE BEYOND”, Ruggero Deodato’s “CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST”, Umberto Lenzi’s “CANNIBAL FEROX”, David Durston’s 1970 drive-in classic “I DRINK YOUR BLOOD”, and Juan Piquer Simón’s outrageous chainsaw epic “PIECES”.

Grindhouse Releasing is also committed to theatrical distribution. The company recently presented the theatrical releases of the long lost psychedelic odyssey “AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL”, Duke Mitchell’s previously unfinished 1976 crime sage “GONE WITH THE POPE”, Bill Lustig’s notorious film “MANIAC”, and the theatrical re-release and negative restoration of Sam Raimi’s “EVIL DEAD”, all presented in glorious 35mm in theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

About Flashback Weekend

Founded in 2002 by Mike and Mia Kerz, Flashback Weekend is Chicago’s largest and longest running Horror convention. Its philanthropic efforts are dedicated to the preservation of the American Drive-In. Flashback Weekend owns and operates the Midway Drive-In located in Dixon, IL to support the film industry and to present classic 35mm horror film festivals. For this reason, all net proceeds from Flashback Weekend go to the preservation and operation of the Midway Drive-In and 35mm film preservation.

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Grindhouse Releasing Announces CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST Blu-ray!

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Grindhouse Releasing is proud to announce that Ruggero Deodato’s masterpiece CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST will arrive July 1, 2014 on Blu-ray in an all-new deluxe edition 3-disc release. The set includes two Blu-ray discs loaded with special features, and a newly remastered soundtrack CD of the original score by Riz Ortolani (MONDO CANE).

Grindhouse Releasing’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST Deluxe Edition Blu-ray is the ultimate home video presentation of this notorious classic named by Entertainment Weekly as “one of the most controversial films ever made”.

The 3-disc set can be pre-ordered now exclusively at Diabolik DVD:

http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Cult-Favorites/Cannibal-Holocaust-(Grindhouse-Releasing-3-Disc-Blu~Ray-[sl]-CD–All-Region-Combo).html

To order from Amazon, click here.

Specs for the new CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST Blu-ray are as follows:

– New high definition digital restoration of the uncensored director’s cut

– Spectacular digital stereo re-mix and original mono mix

– Commentary tracks with director Ruggero Deodato and star Robert Kerman, stars Carl Yorke and Francesca Ciardi

– New in-depth interviews with Ruggero Deodato, Francesa Ciardi, assistant director Salvo Basile and cameraman Roberto Forges Davazati, as well as classic interviews with Robert Kerman, Carl Yorke and composer Riz Ortolani

– Liner notes by director Eli Roth (HOSTEL) and legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun (DEEP RED)

– Extensive still galleries and theatrical trailers from around the world

– BONUS CD – Amazing new remaster of the original CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST score by Grammy winner and Academy Award nominee Riz Ortolani (MONDO CANE)

AND MORE SURPRISES!

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST is the latest in a series of comprehensive, acclaimed special edition Blu-ray and DVD releases from Grindhouse Releasing, including THE SWIMMER, starring Burt Lancaster, and based on the story by John Cheever; Sergio Sollima’s classic spaghetti western THE BIG GUNDOWN, starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian; the 1968 British horror film CORRUPTION, starring Peter Cushing and Sue Lloyd; and Amos Sefer’s mind-blowing 1972 cult film AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEl, starring Asher Tzarfati and Shmuel Wolf.

Founded by Sage Stallone and Academy Award-winning film editor Bob Murawski (THE HURT LOCKER, OZ, Sam Raimi’s SPIDER MAN 1, 2 & 3 and DRAG ME TO HELL), Grindhouse Releasing is dedicated to preserving, restoring and releasing neglected classics of horror, cult and exploitation cinema.

Upcoming Blu-rays from Grindhouse Releasing include Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, Duke Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE POPE, and S.F. Brownrigg’s SCUM OF THE EARTH.

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