THE SWIMMER (1968) LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY/DVD/CD

ONLY 2000 COPIES PRESSED – NOW ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS (SOLD OUT!)

The Swimmer 1968 3 disc set 2 blu ray cd soundtrack embossed slipcover

Ship Date: August 21, 2020

The award-winning Grindhouse Releasing deluxe edition of THE SWIMMER is back, with a newly remastered CD of the original soundtrack album, and a beautiful embossed slipcover! Limited to only 2000 units!

Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the ultimate late-’60s studio-produced cult film, THE SWIMMER. In his finest performance, Burt Lancaster stars 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. Based on the acclaimed short story by John Cheever, and directed by Frank Perry (DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE, MOMMIE DEAREST), THE SWIMMER is a film like no other, a feature-length TWILIGHT ZONE episode by way of THE NEW YORKER.

SPECIAL FEATURES

– Spectacular digital restoration created from 4K scans for optimal picture quality

– “The Story of THE SWIMMER” – the acclaimed five-part, 2-1/2 hour documentary by Oscar-winner Chris Innis featuring 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 original NEW YORKER short story read by author John Cheever

– 12 page booklet with liner notes by legendary director Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR)

– Rare production stills from the lost alternate scenes

– Extensive still galleries, trailers and TV spots

– Beautiful embossed slip cover featuring original art by Glen Orbik

– BONUS CD – original soundtrack album by Marvin Hamlisch- newly remastered in stunning 24 bit/192khz sound from the original master tapes

– AND OTHER SURPRISES!

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

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

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The Swimmer 1968 3 disc set 2 blu ray cd soundtrack embossed slipcover

The Swimmer 1968 cd soundtrack Marvin Hamlisch

The Swimmer 1968 cd soundtrack Marvin Hamlisch

YOU AXED FOR IT! ‘PIECES’ & DUKE MITCHELL AT THE DRIVE-IN!

PIECES 1983 drive-in screen

You don’t have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre….sometimes, you can just go to OHIO!! PIECES starts Friday on the gigantic screen at Skyway Drive-In, showing with EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN! 

tickets: http://www.skywaydrivein.com/

PIECES 1983 horror axe to head


PLUS! DRIVE-IN PREMIERE OF DUKE MITCHELL’S ‘GONE WITH THE POPE’…SHOWING WITH ‘MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE’!

Duke Mitchell in Gone with the Pope

The Skyline Drive-In
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 6 PM – 11 PM

3986 E Michigan Rd, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176

 

GRINDHOUSE RELEASING BRINGS ‘EVIL DEAD’ BACK TO THE DRIVE-iN!

Grindhouse Releasing is bringing Sam Raimi’s original 1981 horror classic THE EVIL DEAD back to outdoor screens this summer!

We kicked off the release in Maine with a hit screening at the Prides Corner Drive-In. THE EVIL DEAD will invade Florida this week as the movie opens Thursday June 18 at drive-in theaters in Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, and Lake Worth (tickets: FloridaSwapShop.com).

But that’s not all! This Friday, June 19, EVIL DEAD begins a week-long run at the Ford-Wyoming Drive-In (Dearborn, Mich.), the Auto Drive-In (Greenwood, SC), and the Capri Drive-Coldwater, Mich.) on a dynamite double-feature with David E. Durston’s horror classic I DRINK YOUR BLOOD!

On July 10 & 11 the Midway Drive-In (Sterling, Ill.) will host THE EVIL DEAD with star Bruce Campbell in person! The July 11 show will include two more Grindhouse Releasing hits: I DRINK YOUR BLOOD and THE BEYOND!

Stay tuned for more cities and show dates coming soon! And request EVIL DEAD at your local drive-in!

Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on these exclusive screenings, new EVIL DEAD merchandise, and more. For bookings, contact us here at GrindhouseReleasing.com.

Grindhouse Releasing Blu-ray News!

We hope all our fans around the world are staying safe during the pandemic. Wash your hands, stay inside, and practice social distancing with our Blu-ray releases of such antisocial films as I DRINK YOUR BLOODCORRUPTION, and CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST!

While quarantined in our underground bunker, the Grindhouse Releasing team is busy working on several new Blu-ray releases.

HOLLYWOOD 90028

Christina Hornisher’s HOLLYWOOD 90028 (a.k.a. TWISTED THROATS and THE HOLLYWOOD HILLSIDE STRANGLER) was transferred in 4K from the original camera negative salvaged from a Hollywood dumpster!  

The HOLLYWOOD 90028 Blu-ray will include an interview with The Strangler himself, Christopher Augustine of Every Mother’s Son and Elephant, esteemed editor Leon Ortiz-Gil (THE NIGHT GALLERYBATTLESTAR GALACTICA24), plus more surprise bonus features! Check out these articles about the movie from Temple of Schlock (link) and the estimable Marc Edward Heuck (The Projector Has Been Drinking, (link), New Beverly Cinema (link).

DEATH GAME

Director Peter S. Traynor with Seymour Cassel and Sondra Locke on the set of DEATH GAME

Produced with the full cooperation of director Peter S. Traynor and director of photography David Worth, our gorgeous restoration of DEATH GAME presents the movie for the first time in its full Panavision glory. The 4K scan was made from the original camera negative. While our planned theatrical premiere is on hold, we’re now assembling the extra features including Traynor’s final career interview, filmed just weeks before his passing with director Eli Roth, as well as new interviews with star Colleen Camp and producer Larry Spiegel.


SCUM OF THE EARTH

The deluxe Blu-ray edition of S.F. Brownrigg’s SCUM OF THE EARTH  (a.k.a. POOR WHITE TRASH PART II) contains exclusive interviews with the entire cast – Norma Moore, Gene Ross, Ann Stafford, Camilla Carr, Charlie Dell, Joel Colodner, and Hugh Feagin – plus cameraman and film editor Brian H. Hooper, script supervisor Jackie Barnes, production manager Jake Jacobie, and others. A documentary about S.F. Brownrigg produced by David Szulkin and Bob Murawski is now in post with editor Paul Hart. This limited edition 2-disc release with companion book will be available only from the Grindhouse Releasing web store!

And, in yet another sign of the impending Apocalypse, we have completed the stunning 4K transfer of Palmer Rockey’s long-unseen magnum opus LOVE IS DEEP INSIDE!

If you’ve enjoyed our screenings and Blu-rays and want to see more of us in the future, please help support our efforts by purchasing directly from the web store. All of our titles are now in stock and ready to ship, along with exclusive merchandise like the hot-selling PIECES T-shirt, stickers, and more!

And most importantly: DO THE SCRUB!

New PIECES & CAT IN THE BRAIN merchandise, PALMER ROCKEY update

YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO TEXAS FOR A CHAINSAW MASSACRE 
The original PIECES T-Shirt is back!!!
Grindhouse Releasing is proud to bring back the vintage 1983 PIECES T-shirt design as seen in FANGORIA magazine!!
“IT’S EXACTLY WHAT YOU THINK IT IS!”
 – only available from GRINDHOUSE RELEASING. Available in both men’s and women’s styles.
Professionally screen-printed, double-sided, 100% cotton Next Level brand shirts. Officially licensed merchandise.
artwork recreated by Maegan LeMay.

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The second wave of Grindhouse Releasing’s limited-edition, retro prismatic stickers has arrived!
 Click here to order limited edition prismatic stickers.

THE BEYOND merchandise 
To purchase one of our web-store exclusive 3/4 sleeve shirts that Cinzia is wearing, click here to order.

Also available in men’s and women’s style t-shirts as well.

We have completed the new high definition transfer of LOVE IS DEEP INSIDE, the long-lost magnum opus of director, star, and soundtrack artist Palmer Rockey!

We are proud to announce that Rev. Ivan Stang of the Church of the SubGenius is recording a commentary track for our upcoming Blu-ray release of this legendary cult film, known in previous incarnations as IT HAPPENED ON SUNDAY, IT HAPPENED ONE WEEKEND, SCARLET LOVE, and SCARLET WARNING 666

We are working around the clock to develop a vaccine and process all of your online orders. Until then, practice social distancing, sanitize, take extra precautions to protect the health of senior citizens and watch David E. Durston’s I DRINK YOUR BLOOD for further survival tips.