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‘I DRINK YOUR BLOOD’ Update!

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Grindhouse Releasing’s 2-disc deluxe edition of I DRINK YOUR BLOOD is now the #1 best selling Blu-ray at DiabolikDVD.com! David E. Durston’s ’70s hippie horror classic is screening Nov. 27 at the Alamo Mission in SF and Dec. 3 at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago.

Grindhouse Releasing has sent along a limited supply of official I DRINK YOUR BLOOD “HORROR HYPO” syringes to theaters for the upcoming engagements. To get your HORROR HYPO, be one of the first 3,000 customers to buy the Blu-ray – available now from Diabolik DVD, Amazon, and in stores everywhere Tuesday, Nov. 22!

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Advance praise for Grindhouse Releasing’s I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray:

“One of the best examples of everything a drive-in horror film should be…Grindhouse Releasing has produced one of the best two-disc sets of 2016!” – DVD Drive-In

“INCREDIBLE…an essential purchase for all lovers of LSD and Satan!” – Brain-Hammer.com

“The old Grindhouse Releasing special edition DVD release of I DRINK YOUR BLOOD was fantastic but this Blu-ray reissue is leaps and bounds above…Not only does the movie look and sound better than ever but it’s got some impressive new supplements and it comes packed with two additional feature films also debuting in HD. The movie itself holds up incredibly well, a no-holds barred epic of nasty, exploitative horror that is as ridiculously entertaining now as it has ever been.” – Rock! Shock! Pop!

“Inspired, ambitious and full of surprises in that way that distinguishes the best exploitation films…I DRINK YOUR BLOOD delivers the goods in a way guaranteed to satisfy grindhouse devotees” -Schlockmania

“Absolutely essential…Grindhouse Releasing puts out the hands-down, bar-none best Blu-ray releases of genre cinema” – DVD Talk, Collector’s Series choice

“This riotous drive-in classic arrives on deluxe edition Blu-ray from the good folks over at Grindhouse Releasing who continue to astound and amaze with their HD releases….it looks absolutely gorgeous. Of course Grindhouse wouldn’t think of upgrading an older release without adding some new stuff for fans and they again go beyond expectations for I DRINK YOUR BLOOD” – McBastard’s Mausoleum

“It’s highly unlikely that I DRINK YOUR BLOOD could look better than this; it’s quite an impressive piece of transfer work. Absolutely not to be overlooked is THE BLUE SEXTET…what’s on display here is definitely way beyond what a ’71 R rating would allow including a lingering and graphic disembowelment, satanic rituals, copious female and male nudity, and a third act orgy scene that goes about as far as softcore would allow at the time.” – Mondo Digital

Grindhouse Releasing Announces I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray!

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Grindhouse Releasing, the award-winning “Criterion of cult movie labels”, has set a Nov. 22 street date for the new deluxe Blu-ray edition of David E. Durston’s gruesome and graphically violent 1971 horror favorite I DRINK YOUR BLOOD. It’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD meets the Manson Family in this gore-drenched tale of LSD-crazed hippies who go on a murderous rampage through a small town after consuming rabies-injected meat pies!

Grindhouse Releasing’s deluxe 2-disc Blu-ray set not only presents the ultra-violent, uncensored director’s cut of I DRINK YOUR BLOOD in a new hi-def transfer but also includes two more vintage exploitation films in their HD debut: Del Tenney’s I EAT YOUR SKIN (1964) and Durston’s long-unseen, X-rated psychedelic shocker BLUE SEXTET (1969). Packed with new bonus features not seen on Grindhouse Releasing’s 2002 DVD release, the I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray is the ultimate edition of a notorious “Blood Horror” classic.

The first film to be rated X for violence, I DRINK YOUR BLOOD was a huge-grossing hit at drive-ins and “grindhouse” theaters but was severely censored during its original release.

Grindhouse Releasing’s uncut, restored version of I DRINK YOUR BLOOD recently debuted in New York and Los Angeles and is now playing theaters across the U.S. and Canada.

“I DRINK YOUR BLOOD is one of the most infamous movies in the history of exploitation films,” says Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski. “Rescuing this lost gem was one of our most important achievements. And being able to finally unite I DRINK YOUR BLOOD with its legendary co-feature I EAT YOUR SKIN, both fully remastered in stunning HD for the very first time, takes that accomplishment one step further. We’ve spent almost a decade working on this release, and I feel it’s our finest yet. I’m also thrilled that so many theaters are playing I DRINK YOUR BLOOD. We’ve been trying to make this happen for years and have finally succeeded. Seeing this movie on the big screen with an audience is a mind-blowing experience. No self-respecting horror fan should miss this rare opportunity.”

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD stars Bhaskar, John Damon, and cult superstar Lynn Lowry (George A. Romero’s THE CRAZIES, David Cronenberg’s THEY CAME FROM WITHIN, and Paul Schrader’s THE CAT PEOPLE).

A limited run of 3,000 copies of the Blu-ray will include the official “I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Horror Hypo” – an actual syringe that fans can use to infect their friends with rabies! Supplies of the Horror Hypo are not expected to last long, so fans should pre-order from DiabolikDVD.com to get the best shot at receiving one!

The I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order exclusively at DiabolikDVD.com – click this link to reserve your copy!

Upcoming I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Screening Dates:

9/23 & 10/1 – Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle, WA
9/24 – Midway Drive-In, Dixon, IL
9/30 – Filmbar, Phoenix, AZ
10/1 – Alamo Drafthouse, Omaha, NE
10/4 – Alamo Drafthouse, Yonkers, NY
10/5 – Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston, TX
10/7 – Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA – with I EAT YOUR SKIN
10/7 – 13 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA
10/14 & 15 – Landmark Main Art, Detroit, MI
10/14 & 15– Landmark Inwood, Dallas, TX
10/14 – 16 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
10/19 – Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock, TX
10/20 – Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton, CO
10/22 – Landmark Uptown, Minneapolis, MN
10/22 & 23 – Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa, ON
10/23 – PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA
10/27 – Royal Cinema, Toronto, ON
10/27 – Sun Ray Cinema, Jacksonville, FL
10/28 – Film Scene, Iowa City, IA
10/28 – Alamo Drafthouse Mission, San Francisco, CA
10/28 & 29 – Cedar Lee Theatre, Cleveland, OH
10/28. 29 & 30 – Screenland Tapcade, Kansas City, MO
10/31 – Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL
11/12 – Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA
11/16 – Abertoir Film Festival, Wales
12/3 – Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray Specs:

– Spectacular new HD restoration of the original UNCENSORED DIRECTOR’S CUT
– 4 controversial deleted scenes including the original blood-drenched ending deemed too disturbing for ’70s audiences!
– Provocative audio commentary by director David Durston and star Bhaskar
– Newly recorded audio commentary by stars Jack Damon and Tyde Kierney
– Revealing on-camera interviews with stars Lynn Lowry, Tyde Kierney and Jack Damon
– New in-depth interview with director David Durston
– The original theatrical trailer and radio spots
– Extensive gallery of stills and poster art
– Rare and shocking film of Bhaskar performing THE EVIL KING COBRA DANCE
– TWO BONUS CO-FEATURES –
I EAT YOUR SKIN (1964) – presented for the very first time in HD
+ exclusive interview with 2nd unit director William Grefe
BLUE SEXTET (1969) – David Durston’s long-lost X-rated psychedelic shocker – presented for the very first time on home video!
– Liner notes by David Szulkin (WES CRAVEN’S LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT: THE MAKING OF A CULT CLASSIC)
– Beautiful embossed slipcover
– BONUS – I DRINK YOUR BLOOD HORROR HYPO – Inject your friends with rabies! – limited to the first 3000 copies!
– PLUS OTHER SURPRISES!

For theatrical bookings and publicity contact info@grindhousereleasing.com.

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Returns To Theaters!

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Grindhouse Releasing is bringing David E. Durston’s I DRINK YOUR BLOOD back to theaters, in an uncut and uncensored 45th anniversary release!

It’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD meets Charlie Manson in this gore-drenched 1971 drive-in classic. After consuming rabies-infected meat pies, an LSD-addicted hippie cult goes on a vicious murdering rampage! Heavily censored since its original release, this infamous landmark of cinematic brutality is being presented in all its blood-splattered glory.

‘I DRINK YOUR BLOOD’ 45TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING DATES

9/2 –4  – Landmark Sunshine, New York, NY
9/9 – Landmark Nuart, Los Angeles, CA
9/9 & 10 – Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
9/16 & 17 – Coolidge Corner, Boston, MA
9/16 & 17 – Moolah Theatre, St Louis, MO
9/17 – Skyline Drive-In, Shelbyville, IN
9/23 & 10/1 – Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle, WA
9/24 – Midway Drive-In, Dixon, IL
9/30 – Filmbar, Phoenix, AZ
10/1 – Alamo Drafthouse, Omaha, NE
10/4 – Alamo Drafthouse, Yonkers, NY
10/5 – Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston, TX
10/7 – Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA
10/7 – 13 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA
10/14 & 15 – Landmark Main Art, Detroit, MI
10/14 & 15– Landmark Inwood, Dallas, TX
10/14 – 16 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
10/19 – Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock, TX
10/20 – Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton, CO
10/22 – Landmark Uptown, Minneapolis, MN
10/22 & 23 – Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa, ON
10/23 – PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA
10/27 – Royal Cinema, Toronto, ON
10/27 – Sun Ray Cinema, Jacksonville, FL
10/28 – Film Scene, Iowa City, IA
10/28 & 29 – Cedar Lee Theatre, Cleveland, OH
10/28, 29 & 30 – Screenland Tapcade, Kansas City, MO
10/29 – Alamo Drafthouse Mission, San Francisco, CA
10/31 –  Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL
11/12 – Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA 
11/16 – Abertoir Film Festival, Wales
12/3 – Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL

Check out the Grindhouse Releasing screening calendar for more upcoming theatrical screenings of Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD, Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND and CAT IN THE BRAIN, Ruggero Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, and more!

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Stay tuned to GrindhouseReleasing.com for more I DRINK YOUR BLOOD screening dates and Blu-ray news coming soon!

Update! Lucio Fulci’s CAT IN THE BRAIN Screenings!

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We’ve added more screenings to our summer 2016 U.S. theatrical release of Lucio Fulci’s gore-drenched masterpiece CAT IN THE BRAIN!

Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of ZOMBIE and THE BEYOND, stars in this blood-soaked epic as a director being driven insane by his own movies. Fulci is thrust into an ultra-violent nightmare of death and depravity where murder and madness consume his sanity in a vortex of violence.

Here’s where you can see the movie coming up! More theaters and dates coming soon; and pick up the deluxe 3-disc Blu-ray/CD set now at Amazon and Diabolik DVD!

7/15/2016 – Circle Cinema, Tulsa, OK

7/15/2016 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

7/16/2016 – Circle Cinema, Tulsa, OK

7/16/2016 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

7/17/2016 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

7/18/2016 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

7/19/2016 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

7/20/2016 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

7/21/2016 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

7/22/2016 – Capitol Theatre, Cleveland, OH

7/23/2016 – Cinema Casualties / Main Street Landing, Burlington, VT

7/24/2016 – Metrograph, New York City, NY

7/26/2016 – Capitol Theatre, Cleveland, OH

7/29/2016 – Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL

7/30/2016 – Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL

7/31/2016 – PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA

8/5/2016 – Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR

8/6/2016 – Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR

8/26/2016 – Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA

8/31/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton, CO

Grindhouse Releasing Presents PIECES on Blu-ray!

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Coming in February 2016!

PIECES
3 DISC DELUXE EDITION
2 BLU-RAY + CD

YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO TEXAS FOR A CHAINSAW MASSACRE!

Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the sickest and most violent of all the early ’80s slasher movies. A psychopathic killer stalks a Boston campus, brutally slaughtering nubile young college co-eds, collecting body parts from each victim to create the likeness of his mother who he savagely murdered with an axe when he was ten years old! PIECES is a wild, unrated gorefest, with enough splatter and sleaze to shock the most jaded horror fan.

Order now from Diabolik DVD!

“One of my top horror films of all time! Not only is this the ultimate chainsaw movie, it’s the ultimate slasher film. It has everything you could possibly want, by the bucketful. Full on chainsaw violence, absurd amounts of nudity, and the greatest ending in horror history. A masterpiece of early ’80s sleaze.”
-Eli Roth, director of HOSTEL and THE GREEN INFERNO

“A barrage of great, graphic entrail-spewed slaughter executed in super-gross European gore technician style.”
– Rick Sullivan, GORE GAZETTE

“One of the most shocking exponents to hit the Deuce in the 1980s. PIECES went straight for the jugular… one of the few movies at the time that silenced the most raucous grindhouse audiences.”
-Bill Landis, SLEAZOID EXPRESS

“a PERFECT 10!”
-Chas. Balun, THE GORE SCORE

“The best chain-saw flick since the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. Head roll before the titles roll. Splatter City.
FOUR STARS!”
-Joe Bob Briggs

SPECIAL FEATURES

– TWO complete versions of this shocking gore classic:
PIECES (83 min.) – the original, unrated U.S. theatrical version, presented in English
MIL GRITOS TIENE LA NOCHE (86 min.) – the original uncensored director’s cut, presented in Spanish with original score by Librado Pastor
– Spectacular new 4K transfers – scanned from the original camera negative
– Brand new audio commentary by star Jack Taylor
– Special 5.1 audio option – the Vine Theater Experience!
– In-depth interviews with director Juan Piquer Simón and genre superstar Paul L. Smith
– 42nd STREET MEMORIES – all-new feature-length documentary containing interviews with Bill Lustig, Larry Cohen, Frank Henenlotter, Buddy Giovinazzo, Jeff Lieberman, John Skipp, Lynn Lowry, Terry Levene, and many other exploitation icons
– Extensive gallery of stills and poster art
– Exhaustive filmographies
– Liner notes by legendary horror journalists Rick Sullivan (GORE GAZETTE) and Chas. Balun (DEEP RED)
– BONUS CD – original soundtrack – newly remastered from the original studio tapes
– Beautiful embossed slipcover
– First 3000 units include an actual jigsaw puzzle! Strictly limited to 3000 units!

– AND OTHER SURPRISES!

Color – 1.66:1 – 1983 – UNRATED – ALL REGION

We will be celebrating the release of PIECES in BOSTON, where the movie’s gruesome events take place, Feb. 26 & 27 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre! 35mm print! More screenings to be announced soon!

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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