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Grindhouse Releasing Presents Duke Mitchell’s MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE!

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Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the definitive release of Duke Mitchell’s MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE, arriving on DVD and Blu-ray disc February 10, 2015!

Buy MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE blu-rays and exclusive merchandise from Grindhouse Releasing.

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.”

SPECIAL FEATURES

– 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!

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Full Specs Revealed for THE BEYOND Blu-ray!

Grindhouse Releasing is proud to announce the full specs for Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND Blu-ray, in stores February 10, 2015.

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THE BEYOND arrives in a lavish 3-disc set with GLOW-IN-THE-DARK artwork housing two Blu-ray discs and a bonus CD of the classic Fabio Frizzi soundtrack, remastered from the original studio tapes. The release is packed with new bonus features – scroll down for complete details.

Grindhouse Releasing is supporting the home video releases of THE BEYOND with theatrical screenings at select theaters in cities across the United States and Canada.

THE BEYOND shows this Friday and Saturday, November 21 & 22 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston! Visit our SCREENINGS page at GrindhouseReleasing.com for upcoming cities and dates.

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THE BEYOND 

The seven dreaded gateways to hell are concealed in seven cursed places… 

And on the day the gates of hell are opened, the dead will walk the earth!

From legendary Italian horror master Lucio Fulci comes the ultimate classic of supernatural terror. A cursed hotel, built over one of the seven gateways to hell, becomes a malevolent abyss that begins devouring both the bodies and the souls of all who enter in a graphic frenzy of gory crucifixions, brutal chain-whippings, eyeball impalements, sulphuric acid meltdowns, flesh-eating tarantulas, throat-shredding demon dogs and ravenous bloodthirsty zombies. THE BEYOND is a towering achievement in hair-raising, mind-bending cinematic terror!

SPECIAL FEATURES

– Spectacular hi-definition digital transfer of the original UNCENSORED director’s cut

– Breathtaking 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound re-mix by Academy Award winner Paul Ottoman

– Provocative commentary by stars Catriona MacColl and genre superstar David Warbeck

– Optional Italian language soundtrack and original mono mix

– New in-depth interviews with stars Catriona MacColl, Cinzia Monreale and Giovanni De Nava, U.S. production manager Larry Ray, make-up artists Giannetto DeRossi and Maurizio Trani, cinematographer Sergio Salvati, writer Dardano Sacchetti, producer Fabrizio De Angelis, composer Fabio Frizzi, original U.S. distributor Terry Levene, and Antonella Fulci

– Rare archival interviews with director Lucio Fulci and David Warbeck

– Lost German pre-credit sequence in FULL COLOR

– Liner notes by legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun and EuroHorror expert Martin Beine

– Extensive still galleries and theatrical trailers

– BONUS CD – original soundtrack album by Fabio Frizzi newly remastered in stunning 96khz sound from the original studio master tapes

-AND OTHER SURPRISES!

“A towering masterpiece… one of the most compelling, audacious and hyper-gory zombie films of all times. THE BEYOND rocks pure and simple.” -Chas. Balun, GOREZONE

“Lucio Fulci’s masterpiece. The screen’s scariest zombie movie ever!”  -Tony Timpone, FANGORIA

“One of the most frightening films I have ever seen.” -Kim Henkel, screenwriter of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

“Unrelenting excitement… a truly original haunted house thriller.”
-Tobe Hooper, director of POLTERGEIST

“A full-throttled supernatural splatter classic. A perfect 10!” – The Connoisseur’s Guide to the Contemporary Horror Film

“THE BEYOND does not disappoint.” -Roger Ebert

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Stay tuned for complete specs on the February 10 Blu-ray/DVD  release of Duke Mitchell’s MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE, only from Grindhouse Releasing!

Grindhouse Releasing Presents ‘The Swimmer’

Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present Burt Lancaster in THE SWIMMER, based on the famed story by John Cheever, arriving March 25, 2014 on Blu-ray and DVD in a spectacular new collector’s edition.

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Lancaster stars in THE SWIMMER 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. Roger Ebert hailed THE SWIMMER as “brilliant and disturbing”, and Lancaster “superb in the finest performance of his career.”

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The film was directed by Frank Perry (DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE, PLAY IT AS IT LAYS, MOMMIE DEAREST) from a script by Eleanor Perry.

The new Blu-ray/DVD set boasts a wealth of bonus features including the brand-new 2 1/2 hour documentary “The Story of THE SWIMMER” by Oscar winner Chris Innis.

“The Story of THE SWIMMER” includes 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 new Blu-ray/DVD set features a vintage audio recording of John Cheever reading his famous story “The Swimmer”, which first appeared in The New Yorker in 1964.

THE SWIMMER Blu-ray/DVD also offers a 12-page booklet with liner notes by director Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR), rare production stills from the lost alternate scenes, extensive still galleries, trailers, TV spots, and more. The cover art for the disc is a new painting by renowned Stephen King cover artist Glen Orbik (JOYLAND, THE COLORADO KID).

THE SWIMMER is the latest home video release from Grindhouse Releasing, the company founded by Sage Stallone (1976-2012) and Bob Murawski and known for its restorations of Italian cult-horror classics such as Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND and Ruggero Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST.

“We are thrilled to be bringing THE SWIMMER to Blu-ray and DVD in one of our most comprehensive releases to date,” says Grindhouse Releasing president and co-founder Bob Murawski.  “THE SWIMMER is one of those offbeat late-60s studio films that really defies explanation. It is ultimately as bleak and emotionally disturbing as anything by Deodato or Gaspar Noe.  We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to present this almost-forgotten classic, and, as usual, have spared no effort or expense in giving it the best release possible.”

THE SWIMMER follows Grindhouse Releasing’s acclaimed Blu-ray collector’s editions of Sergio Sollima’s THE BIG GUNDOWN, starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian, Robert Hartford-Davis’ CORRUPTION, starring Peter Cushing, and Amos Sefer’s AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL, starring Asher Tzarfati and Shmuel Wolf.

Grindhouse Releasing has also issued Sage Stallone’s award-winning acclaimed short film VIC, starring Clu Gulager (THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, THE KILLERS). DVD Talk calls VIC “truly unforgettable – a must-see, must-own short film” and Cinema Retro hails VIC as “an extraordinary film that packs an emotional wallop”.

THE BIG GUNDOWN, a massive 4-disc set of the celebrated spaghetti Western that includes Blu-ray, DVD, and the original soundtrack by Ennio Morricone on CD, was hailed as the “the Blu-ray release of the year…absolutely stunning” (DVD Verdict), “a must-see” (Blu-ray.com). “superb on every level” (Cinema Retro) and “first-rate…one of the best home entertainment packages of the year” (The Film Corner).

CORRUPTION, the first U.S. home video release of the gory Peter Cushing shocker, earned applause from horror connoisseurs around the world. CORRUPTION was named Blu-ray of the Year (The Splatter Times) and called “the answer to many a horror fan’s prayers…easily one of the most significant British horror releases in the Blu-ray era…definitely one for the ages and, in its own bloody and twisted way, a little miracle most fans never expected to happen.” (Mondo Digital)

Among the next Blu-ray titles from Grindhouse Releasing are Ruggero Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST and Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, for which Murawski and Innis recently shot a new featurette on location in New Orleans.

Grindhouse Releasing will also issue Fulci’s CAT IN THE BRAIN, Duke Mitchell’s  GONE WITH THE POPE and MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE, Juan Piquer Simon’s PIECES, in a new 4K transfer, and S.F. Brownrigg’s SCUM OF THE EARTH.

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THE SWIMMER DELUXE EDITION

(Blu-ray/DVD combo) (1968)

Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Joan Rivers. Director: Frank Perry. Rated: PG.

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

Release Date:  March 25, 2014

“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 vivd 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

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

– Roger Ebert