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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

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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 Brings Lucio Fulci’s ‘CAT IN THE BRAIN’ To Theaters, Blu-ray!

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The Most VIOLENT Movie Ever Made – Starring Godfather Of Gore Lucio Fulci!

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Grindhouse Releasing has set a July 12 street date for the new deluxe 3-disc Blu-ray edition of Lucio Fulci’s nightmare classic CAT IN THE BRAIN. The movie will be touring theaters all over the U.S. this summer, starting June 2.

CAT IN THE BRAIN is a psychological masterpiece in the tradition of such cinematic classics as PSYCHO, STRAIT-JACKET, ERASERHEAD and Fellini’s 8 1/2. 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.

“CAT IN THE BRAIN is my favorite Fulci movie,” says Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski. “How could it not be? It’s wall-to-wall gore and stars Lucio Fulci playing himself. It delivers on all levels.”

As with Grindhouse Releasing’s #1 best-selling smash PIECES, the new Blu-ray release of CAT IN THE BRAIN will be issued in two versions: the standard release, and a special edition for collectors limited to 3,000 copies.

The limited version of the CAT IN THE BRAIN Blu-ray includes a glow-in-the-dark slipcover and an original portrait of Lucio Fulci created especially for this release.

Grindhouse Releasing advises all customers who want to be guaranteed a copy of the limited edition to pre-order from Diabolik DVD, as Diabolik customers will get first priority and will receive the set early.

Supplies are not expected to last long — if you do not pre-order from Diabolik DVD, there is no guarantee of receiving one of the limited collector’s copies.

As an additional exclusive, Diabolik DVD is offering a special bundle that includes the CAT IN THE BRAIN Blu-ray and the official Lucio Fulci bobblehead from Cult Colletibles. This offer is limited to 500 copies, as these are the last of the numbered Lucio Fulci “Weird Wobbler” bobbleheads – when they’re gone, they’re gone!

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CAT IN THE BRAIN Blu-ray specs:

– Hi-definition digital restoration of the original UNCENSORED DIRECTOR’S CUT
– Presented with English and original Italian language soundtracks
– In-depth interviews with director Lucio Fulci and cult superstar Brett Halsey (REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, RETURN OF THE FLY, THE GODFATHER 3)
– New interviews with composer Fabio Frizzi, screenwriter Antonio Tentori, cinematographer Sandro Grossi and poster artist Enzo Sciotti
– Lucio Fulci’s heroic appearance at the 1996 NYC Fangoria Weekend of Horrors
– Original Italian theatrical trailer & gallery of stills and poster art
– Liner notes by Antonella Fulci, David J. Schow, Eli Roth and Martin Beine
– BONUS CD – the original soundtrack by Fabio Frizzi!
– Chilling GLOW-IN-THE-DARK slip cover – limited to first 3000 copies
– Mini portrait of Lucio Fulci – suitable for framing – limited to first 3000 copies
– PLUS OTHER SURPRISES!

CAT IN THE BRAIN screening dates:

6/2/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse, Omaha, NE
6/3/2016 – Moolah Theatre, St Louis, MO
6/3/2016 – Texas Theatre, Dallas, TX
6/3/2016 – Chalmette Movies, Chalmette, LA
6/4/2016 – Moolah Theatre, St. Louis, MO
6/5/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar, Austin, TX
6/10/2016 – Hollywood Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
6/11/2016 – Hollywood Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
6/15/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson TX
6/17/2016 – Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston, MA
6/18/2016 – Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston, MA
6/19/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse Mission, San Francisco, CA
6/20/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, San Antonio, TX
6/21/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse, Dallas, TX
6/22/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse, Ashburn, VA
6/25/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston, TX
6/25/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock, TX
6/25/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse, El Paso, TX
6/27/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse, Kansas City, MO
6/27/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse Laredo, TX
6/27/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse, New Braunfels, TX
6/27/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse Park North, San Antonio, TX
6/28/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse, Winchester, VA
6/29/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse, Yonkers, NY
7/1/2016 – Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA
7/1/2016 – Guild Cinema, Albuquerque, NM
7/1/2016 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/2/2016 – Guild Cinema, Albuquerque, NM
7/2/2016 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/3/2016 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/4/2016 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/5/2016 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/6/2016 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/7/2016 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/8/2016 – Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle, WA
7/13/2016 – Film Scene, Iowa City, IA
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
7/24/2016 – 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
7/30/2016 – Metrograph, New York City, NY
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

“A shattering exposition of gore, mutilation and sordid sex, certain to satisfy the sick set. A MASTERPIECE!”

– David F. Friedman, legendary producer of BLOOD FEAST and ILSA, SHE WOLF OF THE S.S.

“The fun never stops! Sadism, carnage, brutality, lust and utter psychosis delivered as only Lucio Fulci can.”

– CLIVE BARKER, director of HELLRAISER

More theaters and screening dates coming soon! Visit GrindhouseReleasing.com for updates!

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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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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.