Coming to UK Blu-ray from 101 Films for the first time in October: sword-wielding gladiators on motorcycles and a telepathic terrier, in a pair of crazed sci-fi features from the 1970s.
Available now in the 101 Films x AGFA (American Genre Film Archive) collection: a wild shot-on-video horror anthology from Baltimore, a double bill of ’70s adult movies with the stories brought to the fore, an ultra-violent slasher from Toronto that tackles the toxicity of early 90s society, and a violent and histrionic psychodrama that represents an overlooked early entry in the canon of queer cinema.
“A public access version of Creepshow from the wilds of Baltimore.”
The 101 Films x AGFA (American Genre Film Archive) collection is back with a vengeance with a mindbending slice of sci-fi sexploitation from Argentina, and a beloved piece of kung fu DIY moviemaking from Columbus, Ohio’s William Lee.
“The most curious picture of them all…”
Coming soon to the 101 Films x American Genre Film Archive collection, a rampaging toxic sheep monster terrifies the residents of a remote town in Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973), and the most out-there educational drug-scare films are collected for The Scare Film Archives Vol. 1: Drug Stories!
“WANTED! Have you seen this sheep?”
Arriving on Blu-ray from 101 Films, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise – from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the 2009 blockbuster “reboot.”
“I had thought of this title some time ago… and I said to myself, ‘If I had a film called Friday the 13th, I could sell that!'”
The 101 Films x American Genre Film Archive collection continues to grow with a new 4K transfer of The Zodiac Killer (1971) – the only movie in history made explicitly to catch a serial killer – and Something Weird’s dazzling 4K restoration of the essential weirdo classic, She Freak (1967).
“In the corridors of every woman’s soul there lurks a … She Freak!”
Considered to be the first found footage movie, Dean Alioto’s The McPherson Tape (1989) wasn’t legitimately released at the time due to a warehouse fire, while Jungle Trap (1990) and Run Coyote Run (1987) are two lost horror projects from director James Bryan and producer-writer-star Renee Harmon.
“You are in for a hell of a shock!”
Founded in 2009, the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) exists to preserve the legacy of genre movies, and now some of the weirdest and wildest films ever committed to celluloid have been released on Blu-ray – on the other side of the Atlantic – for the first time.
“Making movies can be MURDER!”
101 Films presents haunted house hazing horror Hell Night! As an initiation rite into Alpha Sigma Rho fraternity, four pledges must spend a night in Garth Manor, twelve years to the day after the previous resident murdered his entire family. Two of the pledges, Marti and Jeff ignore the rumors that the now-deserted mansion is haunted by a crazed killer, until one by one, members of their group mysteriously disappear. Could this be a part of a fraternity prank…or is a demented former tenant seeking revenge?
“Pray for day!”
On 12th April, The Head Hunter comes to Blu-ray from 101 Films. On the outskirts of a kingdom, in the shadows of a looming castle, a quiet but fierce medieval warrior protects the realm from monsters. The gruesome collection of trophy heads on the wall of his cabin is missing only one – the monster that killed his daughter. He travels wild expanses on horseback, driven by a thirst for revenge. When his chance for vengeance arrives, it’s in a way far more horrifying than he ever imagined.
“Grief. Anger. Vengeance.”
On 29th March, ’70s espionage thriller The Black Windmill (1974) arrives on Blu-ray from 101 Films for the first time in the UK. Directed by legendary filmmaker Don Siegel, the film stars Michael Caine as a British secret agent targeted for death by friend and foe alike. Underrated and under-seen, this riveting suspense thriller features a superb cast and an outstanding score from Roy Budd.
“Seven days to a killing… the ultimate exercise in controlled terror.”
On 8th February, Edward Murphy’s Raw Force (1982) arrives in the UK on Blu-ray for the first time, from 101 Films. A crazy, over-the-top mix of martial arts and horror, this sleazy gem stars exploitation greats Cameron Mitchell and Vic Diaz, and features everything from zombies to cannibal monks. When the Burbank Kung Fu Club travels to this mysterious island, they quickly find themselves facing the bloodthirsty vengeance of flesh-ripping, kung fu fighting zombies…