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.
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?”
Written and directed by Kwon Oh-seung, Midnight follows a ruthless serial killer who hunts down a deaf woman through the streets of South Korea after she witnesses his brutal crime.
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!'”
Produced by Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman, directed by Henry Cass, and written by notorious Hammer scribe Jimmy Sangster, this long-awaited UK Blu-ray premiere of Blood of the Vampire from Nucleus Films has been remastered from original vault elements and is packed with bonus features.
“No woman alive is safe from the most frightening fiend in the history of horror!”
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!”
Ken, a gang leader dreaming of a quiet life with his girlfriend Noriko, and Jin, Ken’s maverick successor, who isn’t about to let yakuza kingpins tell him what to do or whom to kill. Jin’s violent individualism in a world where even outlaws follow the bosses’ orders references the doomed anti-establishment heroes of Kinji Fukasaku, but Crazy Thunder Road points toward a new style of genre filmmaking-fast-paced, quick-witted and brilliantly stylized.
“Will you go on riding or not?”
Shinya Tsukamoto directed this wonderfully bizarre adaptation of Daijiro Morohoshi’s Yokai Hunter manga as his first studio project. Called to an idyllic countryside town, disgraced archaeologist Professor Hieda teams up with high schooler Masao when a series of disappearances – including those of Masao’s father and classmate crush Reiko – take place. Together, the unlikely duo discover that the local high school sits atop an ancient burial mound that may very well be a subterranean gateway to hell.
“School becomes a bizarre horror zone!”
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!”
When Max discovers the legendary lost instalment of the Nether Game series, he accidentally unleashes the ancient “Curse of the Ages,” turning friends and family into possessed ghouls hell-bent on destroying civilisation. It’s now up to Max to figure out how to beat the dark forces of The Nether before it’s game over for humanity. Max Reload and the Nether Blasters is a retro gaming-inspired, action-packed comedy-adventure featuring a top cast including Greg Grunberg, Kevin Smith, Wil Wheaton, and rising star Tom Plumley.
“We’re gonna need firepower!”
Desperate to escape an overturned ambulance, a group of paramedics, including young Inuit paramedic Melina, find themselves surrounded by violent prisoners. Discovering that they are the victims of an ambush, Melina’s journey to safety becomes the ultimate contest of wills, as the perpetrators hunt them down one by one.
Written and directed by Christopher Donaldson, Ditched is available on VOD 18th January, and on Blu-ray 15th February from Epic Pictures and DREAD. Produced by Mark Sommer.