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Grindhouse Releasing Presents Umberto Lenzi’s THE TOUGH ONES

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Grindhouse Releasing is proud to announce its long-awaited special edition Blu-ray release of Umberto Lenzi’s THE TOUGH ONES (ROMA A MANO ARMATA). The deluxe 3-disc set arrives in stores on July 9, 2019.

Pre-order THE TOUGH ONES at DiabolikDVD

Lenzi, the legendary director of CANNIBAL FEROX, kicked off the Italian police film craze with this hyper-kinetic, ultra-violent, brain-blasting action thriller. Maurizio Meril stars as an Italian DIRTY HARRY, punching and shooting his way through the sleazy drug, sex and crime infested cesspool of mid-’70s Rome, on the trail of a sadistic, machine gun-toting hunchback, played by Tomas Milian (star of THE BIG GUNDOWN).

Hailed as “one of the most gonzo, over-the-top Euro crime films you’ll ever see” (American Cinematheque), THE TOUGH ONES has been one of Grindhouse Releasing’s most requested titles for many years. Company founder Sage Stallone originally acquired the film during a trip to Italy in 1996.

“THE TOUGH ONES was a very favorite of my late partner Sage Stallone,” says Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski, the Academy Award-winning film editor of THE HURT LOCKER, Sam Rami’s SPIDER-MAN 1, 2, & 3, and Orson Welles’ THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND. “Sage absolutely loved this movie and wanted everyone to see it. Our friend Umberto Lenzi was extremely proud of this film and was overjoyed when he heard that we had acquired it. As was Tomas Milian. I’m sorry they are not here to see this deluxe edition release.”

Boasting a state-of-the-art 4K transfer of Lenzi‘s uncensored director’s cut, the new Grindhouse Releasing edition of THE TOUGH ONES includes an incredible slate of special features:

– Original UNRATED, UNCENSORED director’s cut
– Mastered in eye-popping 4K resolution for maximum detail and impact
– Optional Italian language soundtrack with optional English subtitles
– Audio commentary by Mike Malloy, director of EUROCRIME!
– Brand new, in-depth interviews with director Umberto Lenzi, actors Tomas Milian, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Sandra Cardini, Maria Rosaria Riuzzi and Corrado Solari, screenwriter Dardano Sacchetti, and composer Franco Micalizzi
– Special tribute to Marizo Merli with appearances by Enzo Castellari and Ruggero Deodato
– Vintage VHS intro by cult movie superstar Sybil Danning!
– Original international theatrical trailer
– Liner notes by Italian crime film expert Roberto Curti
– Deluxe embossed slip cover
– BONUS CD – original soundtrack album by Franco Micalizzi – newly remastered in stunning 24 bit/192khz sound from the original master tapes
-AND OTHER SURPRISES!

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“One of the most gonzo, over-the-top Euro crime films you’ll ever see.”
– American Cinematheque

“Containing little idealism and much violence for the sake of violence…director Umberto Lenzi keeps his action, cast and cameras moving along at a fast clip.”
– Variety

“The quintessential ‘Polizieschi’ movie. It has all the ingredients necessary – Alfa Romeo cars, stereotypical bad guys, angry ‘beat the system’ cops and lashings of over the top violence.”
– Jonny Redman, LoveLockandLoad

“OUTSTANDING…Maurizio Merli is Inspector Tanzi, a mega-mustached cop who’s forced to square off with Tomas Milian, a psychotic cripple appropriately nicknamed The Hunchback. Along the way, there’s plenty of innocents getting mowed down with machine guns, low-level criminals having their faces beaten in, incredibly energetic car chases, and so much more – all set to a wonderful score by Franco Micalizzi. A giant hit in its native Italy, it’s a wild slice of Eurotrash, showcasing Lenzi at his best, and a perfect starting place for the genre if you’re unfamiliar. You simply can’t go wrong!”
– Bruce Holecheck, Cinema Arcana

For press and theatrical bookings, contact info@grindhousereleasing.com.

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 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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