New 4K transfers of titles from Something Weird library

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  1. satans-sadists

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    DVD only, but this kind of looks amazing (street date March 13th):

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    If RE-ANIMATOR was shot on Long Island for the price of a used car, THE SOULTANGLER would be the result. Insane genius Dr. Anton Lupesky has developed a drug that allows users to inhabit corpses and transform into rabid maniacs! Can reporter Kim Castle stop the carnage and save our species from annihilation?! This epic of outsider filmmaking is a dream-like wasteland that's punctuated with severed heads, evil beasties, and hooded slashers. Filmed in basements and garages, director Pat Bishow's earnest devotion to storytelling in the spirit of H.P. Lovecraft elevates THE SOULTANGLER beyond kitsch and into heavenly territory.

    NOTICE: THE SOULTANGLER was shot on 16mm film, but edited on video. This transfer is taken from the original 1'' master video tapes.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Transferred from the original 1'' master tapes!
    • Unseen 62 minute alternate director's cut!
    • Commentary track with director Pat Bishow!
    • Behind the scenes footage!
    • Trailers for THE SOULTANGLER & DEAD OF NIGHT TOWN!
    • Music video for ''Wow'' by Hypnolovewheel!
    • Liner notes by Bleeding Skull's Zack Carlson!
     
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    This is the kind of shit I live for. Definite purchase
     
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    I had Soultangler when they originally released it under the Bleeding Skull/Mondo VHS line a couple years ago and personally found it quite a mess, and not in a good way. Maybe the unseen Director's Cut is better, but who knows.
     
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    I got The Sword and the Claw yesterday. I've had a VHS rip of Lion Man on a hard drive for years that I've never watched, I had no idea this was the same movie when I preordered it. Glad I never watched it because it was awful quality, this will be a much better way to see it for the first time.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Godmonster of Indian Flats
    - New 4K transfer from the only surviving 35mm theatrical print!
    - Rampaging monster trailers from the AGFA vaults!
    - Berserker shorts from the Something Weird vaults!
    - Bonus Movie: THE LEGEND OF BIGFOOT (1975), a new 2K scan from an original theatrical print!
    - Reversible cover art with illustration by Shana Cleveland!

    SWV's DVD release originally came with The Girl and the Geek (a.k.a. Passion in the Sun), a riotous 69-minute Dale Berry horror nudie from 1964: A crazed carnival geek escapes from a flea-bitten amusement park, joins the cross-country chase of naked stripper Josette Valague by gangsters and deputy sheriffs, and plays "Beauty and the Beast" with Miss Valague atop a rinky-dink roller coaster.

    Doesn't look like we're getting that. But there's still a good chance the shorts from SWV will be the same (if the materials are in good enough shape to even scan!):

    2 Bonus Nasty Nature Shorts: Rural Rat Control and Community Fly Control
    2 Bonus Oddball Shorts: E. Kerrigan Prescott in the musical number "You Cannot Fart Around with Love" from director Fredric Hobbs' Roseland, and hippie campers learn about the sex life of Sasquatch when they encounter The Geek.

    Don't know about the remaining extras, I'm kinda guessing not:
    Gallery of Horror Drive-In Exploitation Art
    Horrorama Radio-Spot Rarities
     
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    From AFGA on October 9th (DVD only):

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    I have no idea what this is, but yes please!
     
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    Natas Is it October yet?

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    I feel very safe saying that this is my kind of crap. Ordered. My copy arrives Saturday. For those who have Amazon Prime, you can stream it for free, but only the SD version. I watched the first 30 seconds and became enamored with the hilariously fake sheep noises that are dubbed onto the soundtrack--but I'm going to wait to see it in all its HD glory.
     
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    It's not 4k but I'll post it anyways. ;)
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    Ed Wood's TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE (1970), coming November 13th:

    Ed Wood was the filmmaker behind PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, the author of hundreds of adult novels, and a pall-bearer at Bela Lugosi's funeral. Wood fought in the Pacific Ocean theater during World War II while wearing a bra and panties under his uniform. Basically, there will never be another hero like Ed Wood. And there will never be another movie like TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE. Unseen for almost fifty years, this is a surreal sexploitation detective comedy that would feel right at home on a triple-bill with John Waters's MULTIPLE MANIACS and Russ Meyer's THE IMMORAL MR. TEAS. With delirious narration by Wood himself, positive depictions of LGBTQ relationships, and a miraculous role by Ed Wood in drag as "Alecia," TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE is a joyous swan song from one of the most seminal exploitation filmmakers of all time.

    Special Features:
    * New 2K preservation from the only 16mm theatrical print in existence!
    * Commentary track with filmmaker Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE), Ed Wood biographer Rudolph Grey, and AGFA’s Joseph A. Ziemba!
    * TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE: THE OUTTAKES, 70 minutes of unseen footage scanned in 2K!
    * Exclusive liner notes by Ed Wood biographer Rudolph Grey!
    * Bonus movie: THE LOVE FEAST (1969) starring Ed Wood, scanned in 2K from an original 35mm theatrical print!
    * Reversible cover art

    Stellar news. This is one of those films that could have disappeared for good, although the fact that the outtakes survived was bizarre enough!
     

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