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 Grindhouse Releasing!
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!
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!
“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.
Grindhouse Releasing is bringing Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND back to select theaters to celebrate the film’s upcoming U.S. Blu-ray debut. Don’t miss this chance to see Fulci’s masterpiece of supernatural horror on the big screen in glorious 35mm!
We’ll be adding more cities in the coming weeks! THE BEYOND arrives on Blu-ray from Grindhouse Releasing Feb. 10, 2015 – for full details, click here.
Italian-American actor and nightclub singer Duke Mitchell wrote, produced, directed and starred in this homemade answer to THE GODFATHER, self-financed with earnings from his career as the self-proclaimed “Mr. Palm Springs.” Previously known for his Martin and Lewis act with Sammy Petrillo as seen in BELA LUGOSI MEETS A BROOKLYN GORILLA, Duke plays the ruthless son of a Mafia kingpin who blasts his way through Hollywood on a bloody crime spree. Promising “more guts, more action, more dynamite” than the Mario Puzo gangster classic, MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE delivers an onslaught of low-budget mayhem unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
“It’s a great thing for my Dad’s legacy for his movie to be released on Blu-ray,” says Jeffrey Mitchell, who co-produced the Blu-ray with Academy Award winning editor Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing. Adds Murawski: “We have put in years of work restoring MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE and gathering an amazing selection of bonus material on Duke Mitchell. We think fans will agree it was worth the wait.”
– 2 disc combo pack – Blu-ray + DVD
– Incredible new hi-definition digital restoration of the original director’s cut
– Stunning digital restoration of the original mono soundtrack
– Interviews with Jeffrey Mitchell, Frankie Ray, George Jacobs, Jim LoBianco, and exploitation legend Matt Cimber
– Almost one full hour of never-before-seen Duke Mitchell home movies
– Lost audio recording – Duke Mitchell Live in Concert, June 9, 1960
– Bonus TV special – AN IMPRESSIONISTIC TRIBUTE TO JIMMY DURANTE
– Extensive still galleries, radio spots, and theatrical trailer
– Glossy booklet with rare photos and liner notes by author David Szulkin
– Spectacular new cover painting by renowned Los Angeles cult artist Dave Lebow
– AND OTHER SURPRISES!
“Mind-bending…with Duke Mitchell’s cult following steadily building on what seems to be a daily basis, one can only wonder how far and wide the legacy of this entertainment jack of all trades will go.” – Nathaniel Thompson, TCM Underground
“Duke Mitchell delivers an eccentric, impassioned, unpredictable performance unlike anything else ever committed to film. You’ve never seen another gangster movie like this.”- Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo-Digital
“The rare film that is BETTER than its trailer… a great forgotten gem.” – Josh Hurtado, TWITCHFILM
“A virtual torrent of bloodshed… This makes the GODFATHER movies look like Sunday school picnic outings!” – LAS VEGAS SUN
Watch for Grindhouse Releasing’s Blu-ray release of Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, coming February 10, 2015! And stay tuned for details on the long-awaited Blu-ray and DVD release of Duke Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE POPE!