This Saturday, June 25 at the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA, Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present Peter S. Traynor’s DEATH GAME, the rediscovered 1970s cult classic thriller starring Seymour Cassel, Sondra Locke, and Colleen Camp, on a double-feature with KNOCK KNOCK, Eli Roth’s updated version of the story starring Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, and Ana de Armas.
By request, the 40th anniversary theatrical release of PIECES will now include a 35mm screening at the Texas Theatre in Dallas this summer. The ’80s chainsaw classic will also be showing in San Francisco at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission and in New York City at Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn.
See our calendar for more upcoming screenings of DEATH GAME, PIECES, Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, Sam Raimi’s THE EVIL DEAD, Duke Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE POPE,and more!
Grindhouse Releasing Meets the MCU in Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Grindhouse Releasing has a cameo role in DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS! With a reported gross of $450 million globally, Sam Raimi’s blockbuster hit scored the 10th biggest opening weekend in movie history…and fans around the world were excited and astonished to see the Grindhouse Releasing logo make a surprise appearance.
Kudos to horror author Adam Cesare (CLOWN IN A CORNFIELD) for being the first to spot us in in the movie. We’re sending Adam a Grindhouse Releasing T-shirt with the logo seen in DOCTOR STRANGE 2
DEATH GAME NOW SHOWING AT THE AFI SILVER
Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present DEATH GAME at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center May 13, 16, 17 & 18. Don’t miss the stunning 4K restoration of the 1970s cult classic starring Seymour Cassel, Sondra Locke, and Colleen Camp
“OUTRAGEOUS, thanks to the memorable, go-for-broke, performances by Sondra Locke and Colleen Camp who are sexy, bonkers and surprisingly scary. This 4K restoration is another exciting release from Grindhouse. And a labor of love- it took years to get here and is so worth it. You can finally appreciate the moody cinematography of David Worth and great production design by Jack Fisk. ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES.” Dennis Dermody, OriginalCinemaniac.com
“It’s sexy, grotesque, shocking and schlocky all at once, a perfectly campy cinematic trip that’ll leave you looking over your shoulder in the kitchen for weeks to come.” Sean M. Peters, Cincinnati CityBeat
“STUNNING…an easy inclusion in my Top Ten of 2022 list!” Bruce Holecheck, Cinema Arcana
“UNFORGETTABLE” Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital
“If you loved ‘X’ and you’re looking for more of that 70s-era exploitation insanity, make it your next watch. Colleen Camp and Sondra Locke are hurricanes of manic energy. Two of the most fun performances out there.” John Squires, Bloody-Disgusting
THE BEYOND RETURNS!
Following a hit midnight screening at Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema this past weekend, Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND will be returning to more theaters around the country! Next up we’ll be showing the film May 17 at the Alamo Drafthouse La Vista in Omaha, NE
It’s a big week for Grindhouse Releasing as we ship the last copies of the limited edition DEATH GAME Blu-ray. Tonight, we celebrate with the Chicago premiere of our 4K restoration at the Music Box Theatre!
We are proud to see DEATH GAME featured today on the Roger Ebert website in a great new article by film critic Glenn Kenny. Calling DEATH GAME “relentless” and “a Grindhouse classic”, Glenn looks back at the history of Peter S. Traynor’s cult favorite and interviews David Szulkin of Grindhouse Releasing. Head over to the Ebert site now to check it out!
We’re honored by Glenn’s article, and we are likewise thrilled with this new rave review of the Blu-ray from film critic Dennis Dermody:
“One of my all-time favorites- this twisted 1977 psychological thriller directed by Peter S. Traynor stars Seymour Cassel as a San Francisco married businessman who stupidly invites two rain-drenched strangers (Sondra Locke and Colleen Camp) into his home one night when his wife is away only to have them seduce him, tie him up and torture the shit out of him. Eli Roth remade this as Knock, Knock in 2015. But the original is outrageous thanks to the memorable, go-for-broke, performances by Sondra Locke and Colleen Camp who are sexy, bonkers and surprisingly scary. This 4K restoration is another exciting release from Grindhouse. And a labor of love- it took years to get here and is so worth it. You can finally appreciate the moody cinematography of David Worth and great production design by Jack Fisk. This 2-disc set includes a whole other movie- Little Miss Innocence ( a 1973 film similar to Death Game about a record executive who picks up two sexy hitchhikers and lives to regret it). It also comes with Eli Roth interviewing the director Peter Traynor and doing commentary with actress Colleen Camp. Sondra Locke appears in a great extended phone interview. And if you act quickly, the first 2000 buyers will receive a delightful meat cleaver key ring. What are you waiting for????”
The limited edition is sold out…but don’t buy the DEATH GAME Blu-ray from eBay scalpers. We are working on a standard release for all those who missed out on the deluxe Meat Cleaver edition. Sign up for our newsletter to get all the details as soon as they are available.
In the meantime, we are continuing with the nationwide theatrical release of DEATH GAME, and we urge you to get out and experience this cult classic on the big screen, with an audience!
Here’s where you can catch DEATH GAME and other Grindhouse Releasing hits in the coming weeks:
Grindhouse Releasing’s new 4K restoration of Peter S. Traynor’s DEATH GAME is now playing in theaters, and scoring rave reviews! We couldn’t be more pleased with the audience reaction to this newly rediscovered 1970s cult classic.
Critic Sean M. Peters writes, “It’s sexy, grotesque, shocking and schlocky all at once, a perfectly campy cinematic trip that’ll leave you looking over your shoulder in the kitchen for weeks to come.” (CityBeat)
Jim Healy of the Wisconsin Film Festival calls DEATH GAME “a truly odd and genuinely nightmarish American thriller” – don’t miss the festival screening coming up on April 11!
Bloody-Disgusting editor John Squires says, “If you loved ‘X’ and you’re looking for more of that 70s-era exploitation insanity, make it your next watch. Colleen Camp & Sondra Locke are hurricanes of manic energy. Two of the most fun performances out there.”
Bruce Holecheck of Cinema Arcana calls DEATH GAME “a stunning release that was definitely worth the wait, and an easy inclusion in my Top Ten of 2022 line-up.”
And Nathaniel Thompson of Mondo-Digital hails DEATH GAME as “wholly unique and unforgettable”!
The limited edition Blu-ray of DEATH GAME is SOLD OUT, and we’re working around the clock to ship them to our customers. If you’re still waiting to receive your copy, don’t panic! More than half of the 2,000 copies pressed in this special limited run have shipped since we received the inventory on March 14, and we expect all remaining orders to ship within the next two weeks.
Here’s an advance look at the Blu-ray from reviewer Lindsay Washburn. Special thanks to Lindsay for not only reviewing DEATH GAME but also giving a shout-out to Mark Jason Murray’s excellent Rudy Ray Moore biography, THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BE MYSELF. Don’t wait to pick up this incredible limited edition hardcover book available now through our online store!
Request DEATH GAME at your local theater, and keep an eye on our screenings page for updates on where you can see this and other Grindhouse Releasing hits on the big screen! Here are some of the events we’ve got coming up:
Special Grindhouse Releasing thanks to the Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati for hosting our recent screening of DEATH GAME and Eli Roth’s KNOCK KNOCK! To book this incredible double–bill for your theater, contact us!
Due to a manufacturing issue, there will be a slight delay in the release of the DEATH GAME Blu-ray. We expect to ship the limited edition Blu-ray to our customers in March.
While this is extremely frustrating for all of us, we made the decision to reprint the slipcovers, outer wrap and booklet rather than compromise the presentation of this long-awaited release.
We apologize for the inconvenience. We are offering a 25 percent discount on back catalog Blu-ray titles to all customers pre-ordering DEATH GAME from our website. Sign up for our newsletter at GrindhouseReleasing.com to receive your discount code.