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Grindhouse Releasing Update!

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As Bob Murawski and the team at Grindhouse Releasing are hard at work completing the upcoming Blu-ray releases including PIECES, I DRINK YOUR BLOOD, CAT IN THE BRAIN, and SCUM OF THE EARTH, the leading horror and exploitation film distributor is unleashing a nationwide series of theatrical screenings of Sam Raimi’s original EVIL DEAD in advance of the new ASH VS. EVIL DEAD series on Starz! Also screening in theaters this Halloween season from Grindhouse Releasing are Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, Umberto Lenzi’s CANNIBAL FEROX, Ruggero Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, and more!

10/3/2015 – EVIL DEAD, BeyondFest – Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA – with Bruce Campbell!

10/3/2015 – CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, Mile High Horror Film Festival, Alamo Drafthouse Littleton, Littleton, CO

10/4/2015 – THE BEYOND, BeyondFest – Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA – with Fabio Frizzi / Frizzi2Fulci Live!

10/9/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Moolah Theatre, St Louis, MO

10/9/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Elm Road Drive-In, Warren, OH

10/9/2015 – CANNIBAL FEROX, Skyline Drive-in, Shelbyville, IN – double feature with THE GREEN INFERNO!

10/9/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Skyview Drive-In, Belleville, IL

10/10/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Skyview Drive-In, Belleville, IL

10/10/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Moolah Theatre, St. Louis, MO

10/10/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Elm Road Drive-In, Warren, OH

10/10/2015 – CANNIBAL FEROX, Skyline Drive-In, Shelbyville, IN

10/10/2015 – CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, Donner Party Film Feast, Reno, NV

10/11/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Skyview Drive-In, Belleville, IL

10/15/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Cinemagic Movies, Merrimack, NH

10/16/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Dixie Twin Drive-In, Dayton, OH

10/16/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Field of Dreams Drive-In, Tiffin, OH

10/17/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Central Cinema, Seattle, WA

10/17/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Dixie Twin Drive-In, Dayton, OH

10/17/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Field of Dreams Drive-In, Tiffin, OH

10/17/2015 – THE BEYOND, Nightlight Cinema, Akron, OH

10/18/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Central Cinema, Seattle, WA – DCP

10/18/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo Mainstreet, Kansas City, MO

10/19/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Central Cinema, Seattle, WA

10/20/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Central Cinema, Seattle, WA

10/22/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Cine Theatre, Athens, GA

10/23/2015- THE BEYOND, Skyline Drive-In, Shelbyville, IN

10/23/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Indiana University Cinema, Indianapolis, IN

10/23/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY

10/23/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Cine Theatre, Athens, GA

10/23/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo Lubbock, Lubbock, TX

10/24/2015 – THE BEYOND, Skyline Drive-In, Shelbyville, IN

10/24/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Manor Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

10/24/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Cine Theatre, Athens, GA

10/24/2015 – GRINDHOUSE RELEASING’S TRAILER APOCALYPSE, Coral Gables Art Cinema, Coral Gables, FL

10/24/2015 – PIECES, American Cinematheque – Aero Theatre, Los Angeles

10/24/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo Vintage Park, Houston, TX

10/24/2015 – PIECES, Carlton Cinema, Toronto, ON

10/24/2015 – THE BEYOND, Carlton Cinema, Toronto, ON

10/25/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Cine, Athens, GA – DCP

10/25/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA

10/25/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo S. Lamar, Austin, TX

10/26/2015 – THE BEYOND, Trylon, Minneapolis, MN

10/26/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo Richardson, Richardson, TX

10/28/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo S. Lamar, Austin, TX

10/28/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo Laredo, Laredo, TX

10/28/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo Marketplace, New Braunfels, TX

10/29/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo S. Lamar, Austin, TX

10/30/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Loft Cinema, Tucson, AZ

10/30/2015 – EVIL DEAD, State Theater, Traverse City, MI

10/30/2015 – EVIL DEAD, North Park Theatre, Buffalo, NY

10/31/2015 – THE BEYOND, AFI Silver Cinema, Silver Spring, MD

10/31/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Loft Cinema, Tucson, AZ

10/31/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA

10/31/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI

10/31/2015 – EVIL DEAD, North Park Theatre, Buffalo, NY

11/1/2015 – THE BEYOND, AFI Silver Cinema, Silver Spring, MD

11/1/2015 – PIECES, Film Society of Lincoln Center, NYC, NY

11/5/2015 – THE BEYOND, AFI Silver Cinema. SIlver Spring, MD

11/6/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Landmark Esquire Theatre, Denver, CO

11/7/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Landmark Esquire Theatre, Denver, CO

11/8/2015 – AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL, Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA

11/13/2015 – GRINDHOUSE RELEASING’S TRAILER APOCALYPSE, Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA

11/14/2015 – THE BEYOND, Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA

11/24/2015 – I DRINK YOUR BLOOD, Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR

12/4/2015 – THE BEYOND, Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington, DC

12/5/2015 – CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem, PA

12/5/2015 – THE BEYOND, Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington, DC

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.

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 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.

FLASHBACK WEEKEND TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Visit www.flashbackweekend.com for advance ticket sales.

For additional information, call (847) 647-3124.

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.

For more information visit us online at www.GrindhouseReleasing.com

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Grindhouse Releasing Presents ‘The Swimmer’

Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present Burt Lancaster in THE SWIMMER, based on the famed story by John Cheever, arriving March 25, 2014 on Blu-ray and DVD in a spectacular new collector’s edition.

Buy THE SWIMMER Blu-ray/DVD at Amazon.com

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Lancaster stars in THE SWIMMER as Ned Merrill, a man who confronts his destiny by swimming home, pool by pool, through the suburban nightmare of upper-class East Coast society. Roger Ebert hailed THE SWIMMER as “brilliant and disturbing”, and Lancaster “superb in the finest performance of his career.”

Trailer for THE SWIMMER

The film was directed by Frank Perry (DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE, PLAY IT AS IT LAYS, MOMMIE DEAREST) from a script by Eleanor Perry.

The new Blu-ray/DVD set boasts a wealth of bonus features including the brand-new 2 1/2 hour documentary “The Story of THE SWIMMER” by Oscar winner Chris Innis.

“The Story of THE SWIMMER” includes in-depth interviews with stars Janet Landgard, Joan Rivers and Marge Champion, composer Marvin Hamlisch, film editor Sidney Katz, assistant directors Michael Hertzberg and Ted Zachary, UCLA Olympic swim coach Bob Horn, and Joanna Lancaster.

The new Blu-ray/DVD set features a vintage audio recording of John Cheever reading his famous story “The Swimmer”, which first appeared in The New Yorker in 1964.

THE SWIMMER Blu-ray/DVD also offers a 12-page booklet with liner notes by director Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR), rare production stills from the lost alternate scenes, extensive still galleries, trailers, TV spots, and more. The cover art for the disc is a new painting by renowned Stephen King cover artist Glen Orbik (JOYLAND, THE COLORADO KID).

THE SWIMMER is the latest home video release from Grindhouse Releasing, the company founded by Sage Stallone (1976-2012) and Bob Murawski and known for its restorations of Italian cult-horror classics such as Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND and Ruggero Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST.

“We are thrilled to be bringing THE SWIMMER to Blu-ray and DVD in one of our most comprehensive releases to date,” says Grindhouse Releasing president and co-founder Bob Murawski.  “THE SWIMMER is one of those offbeat late-60s studio films that really defies explanation. It is ultimately as bleak and emotionally disturbing as anything by Deodato or Gaspar Noe.  We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to present this almost-forgotten classic, and, as usual, have spared no effort or expense in giving it the best release possible.”

THE SWIMMER follows Grindhouse Releasing’s acclaimed Blu-ray collector’s editions of Sergio Sollima’s THE BIG GUNDOWN, starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian, Robert Hartford-Davis’ CORRUPTION, starring Peter Cushing, and Amos Sefer’s AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL, starring Asher Tzarfati and Shmuel Wolf.

Grindhouse Releasing has also issued Sage Stallone’s award-winning acclaimed short film VIC, starring Clu Gulager (THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, THE KILLERS). DVD Talk calls VIC “truly unforgettable – a must-see, must-own short film” and Cinema Retro hails VIC as “an extraordinary film that packs an emotional wallop”.

THE BIG GUNDOWN, a massive 4-disc set of the celebrated spaghetti Western that includes Blu-ray, DVD, and the original soundtrack by Ennio Morricone on CD, was hailed as the “the Blu-ray release of the year…absolutely stunning” (DVD Verdict), “a must-see” (Blu-ray.com). “superb on every level” (Cinema Retro) and “first-rate…one of the best home entertainment packages of the year” (The Film Corner).

CORRUPTION, the first U.S. home video release of the gory Peter Cushing shocker, earned applause from horror connoisseurs around the world. CORRUPTION was named Blu-ray of the Year (The Splatter Times) and called “the answer to many a horror fan’s prayers…easily one of the most significant British horror releases in the Blu-ray era…definitely one for the ages and, in its own bloody and twisted way, a little miracle most fans never expected to happen.” (Mondo Digital)

Among the next Blu-ray titles from Grindhouse Releasing are Ruggero Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST and Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, for which Murawski and Innis recently shot a new featurette on location in New Orleans.

Grindhouse Releasing will also issue Fulci’s CAT IN THE BRAIN, Duke Mitchell’s  GONE WITH THE POPE and MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE, Juan Piquer Simon’s PIECES, in a new 4K transfer, and S.F. Brownrigg’s SCUM OF THE EARTH.

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THE SWIMMER DELUXE EDITION

(Blu-ray/DVD combo) (1968)

Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Joan Rivers. Director: Frank Perry. Rated: PG.

Color – 1.85:1 – 1968 – 95 minutes – Region 0

Release Date:  March 25, 2014

“Burt Lancaster is superb in his finest performance.  Four stars. “

– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Totally engrossing, thanks to its very strangeness, and to the superb performances and vivd location photography. Five stars.”

– Geoff Andrew, Time Out New York

“Grim, disturbing and sometimes funny…the film has the shape of an open-ended hallucination.”

– Vincent Canby, The New York Times

” A strange, stylized work, a brilliant and disturbing one.”

– Roger Ebert