When ten-year-old Karen is killed in church on the occasion of her first communion, her seemingly innocent older sister Alice becomes the prime suspect. After 88 Films’ first ever uncut UK DVD release of Alice, Sweet Alice, the British distributor has returned to Alfred Sole’s 1976 slasher classic with a new restoration – scanned at 2K resolution from a 35mm print – which we hope will give this American giallo the recognition it deserves.
This April Indicator presents a quartet of maverick, genre-twisting dramas from some of the most unique and brilliant voices in American cinema.
Indicator presents UK Blu-ray premieres of Suddenly, Last Summer (1959), The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967), Little Murders (1971), and The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972).
“These are powers and passions without precedent in motion pictures!”
Sam Peckinpah achieved prominence as a director and writer by showing us the savagery and the effect violence had upon human beings. The Wild Bunch, a revisionist, neo-western epic. The movie shocked critics and audiences alike with an opera of bodies torn apart by various weapons and the wholesale killing of women and children. The Wild Bunch thus became the essence of a Peckinpah film, one against all his other movies were judged.
“Why is his head worth one million dollars and the lives of 21 people?”
Grab your Walkman, your headphones, your roller skates, and press play! ▷ Islandrocks is about to give you an audible history of Italian and American cult cinema. Underrated Swedish musician Thomas Nyholm has been creating cover versions of exploitation, cult classic theme songs.
“When the earth spits out the dead… They will return to tear the flesh of the living.!”
The buzz is back with Fright-Rags’ The Texas Chainsaw Massacre collection. While Fright-Rags have previously released various apparel dedicated to the 1974 genre-defining classic, this time around they’re showing love to some of the franchise’s sequels.
“Some tales are told, then soon forgotten. But a legend… is forever.”
Terror Threads kicks off ‘Women in Horror Month’ by celebrating the Soska Sisters’ debut film, Dead Hooker in a Trunk, and Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
“You know, in a really fucked up way, this is probably the most fun I have ever had.”
Shortly after Mad Max: Fury Road was released to theaters, an edited version of the original theatrical trailer was uploaded online, stylistically changing the tone of Fury Road to something one would expect to see at the grindhouse.
Since then The Playback Collective have created three more trailers in a similar vein; designed to take you back a few decades into the past.
“Maybe it was those torn cheesy covers of old VHS horror films that were prohibited by mom and dad. It was something about those years, those years that had to be played back.”
88 Films is proud to present The Enchanting Ghost on Blu-ray (in spine-tingling high-definition) and DVD. Released in 1070 to critical acclaim, The Enchanting Ghost is an early example of Hong Kong horror, and established a future trend for HK’s supernatural-themed oriental fright flicks.
Predating the classic Japanese creeper House (1977), but featuring some thematic similarities, this ghostly tale of terror is a vital addition to any collection of classic Asian cinema.
“I’m not a ghost.”
Indicator will be giving one of international cinema’s most acclaimed works its long-overdue UK Blu-ray premiere, and delving further into the vaults to unearth more criminally underseen British gems.
Available 19 March 2018, Indicator proudly presents Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger, John Guillermin’s tense Town on Trial, Dick Clement’s Otley, and Stephen Frears’ auspicious feature debut, Gumshoe.
“I used to be somebody else…but I traded him in.”
I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale; literally translated as The Bodies Bear Traces of Carnal Violence, is an Italian giallo directed by Sergio Martino. Released in the United States as Torso in 1973, Martino’s artistic direction combined feverish sexuality and visually striking violence into a film that predates the American slasher subgenre. Perhaps then, the slasher owes a lot more to the Italian giallo than it is usually given credit for?
“Enter… if you dare the bizarre world of the psychosexual mind.”
Space out in 2018 with airings of cult classic movies: The Craft, Labyrinth and Bubba Ho-Tep, and classic science fiction television: Andromeda and Stargate: Atlantis; only on Comet TV!
Need to warm up on the cold winter Wednesdays? Look no further than Comet TV’s brand new 2-hour block of Edgar Allan Poe programming.
“Relax… It’s only magic. Now who’s pathetic?”
Star of David: Beautiful Girl Hunter is considered one of the best films in the Japanese sub-genre of roman-pinku films. The term roughly translates to romantic-sexploitation, as opposed to the pinku eiga films which focused on sex frequently combined with violence.
The film was made by one of the bigger studios in Japan, and it shows in the production values and acting. However, the term “romantic” is used in a far different manner than Western audiences will recognize.