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:
4/6 – DEATH GAME, Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL
4/7 – CAT IN THE BRAIN, Metrograph, NYC
4/11 – DEATH GAME, Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI
4/ 8 – 4/11 – THE EVIL DEAD, AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring, MD
4/14 – 4/16 – DEATH GAME, Drexel Theatre, Columbus, OH
4/26 – DEATH GAME, Majestic Tempe 7, Tempe, AZ
5/7 – THE BEYOND, New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles, CA
5/13 & 5/16 – DEATH GAME, AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring, MD