First they brought you The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh and then All the Colours of the Dark. Now, Shameless Screen Entertainment proudly presents giallo’s own royalty, the iconic Fenech-Hilton dream team, in their third sensuous outing: The Case of the Bloody Iris. Serenaded with Bruno Nicolai’s enrapturing score, this long-sought-after 70s sleaze gem, directed by Giuliano Carnimeo, is now available for your delectation.
On 10 December, Indicator presents William Castle at Columbia, Volume Two, the second of their limited edition blu-ray box sets featuring four weird and wonderful films from the master showman’s illustrious career with Columbia Pictures: Zotz! (1962); 13 Frightened Girls (1963); The Old Dark House (1963); and Strait-Jacket (1964). Indicator also presents Joan Crawford in another of her outrageous 1960s horror roles – Jim O’Connolly’s dark and twisted Berserk (1967).
“Your front row seat to murder!”
This November Indicator presents a quartet of classic British films from the 1960s. First up are two films from the heyday of the Swinging Sixties: Silvio Narizzano’s Georgy Girl (1966); and Bryan Forbes’ The Wrong Box (1966).
In addition, Indicator present two films from the end of the decade: Albert Finney’s directorial debut, Charlie Bubbles (1968); and Michael Powell’s stunning, yet much-maligned Age of Consent (1969).
“The wildest thing to hit the world since the mini-skirt!”
The Mountain of the Cannibal God was originally released in United Kingdom under the name Prisoner of the Cannibal God, and added to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) list of “video nasties” shortly after its home video release. Although The Mountain of the Cannibal God was one of the 33 “video nasties” not prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act, it remained unavailable on home video until 2001.
“Why is everybody so scared of the Puka?”
Arrow Video are quickly becoming heroes to horror fans that cut their teeth on the genre in the 80s. Regularly releasing the type of titles that you would be fascinated with in your local independent video shop, it gives those of us who excitedly gorged on the type of low budget horror these shops stocked a chance to re-watch them with modern eyes, and those too young to rent them a chance to finally get their hands on them.
“They ooze. They slime. They kill.”
Adapted from Kendal Young’s 1964 novel The Ravine, Sidney Hayers’ Assault is a vicious psychological thriller. Tessa Hurst, a 16-year-old pupil of the Heatherdene School for Girls in London, decides to take a shortcut home through the woods – through an area known as the Devil’s End. Unbeknownst to Tessa, she is being stalked by an unseen assailant who, upon making himself known, proceeds to chase her as she flees in terror. With nowhere to run Tessa is assaulted, partially stripped, and raped.
“If you go down in the woods today…”
After sleazily making his way to the London Underground from the sex district, James Manfred, OBE, some big shit… shot, at the Ministry of Defense, or something, confronts a woman waiting on the platform at Russell Square tube station. “How much?” he asks. “Look darling, god knows if you are worth it… but fortunately I can afford to find out.” Her response? A swift knee to his gonads before running away! As Manfred winces in pain, something catches his eye emerging from the underground tunnel…
“Mind the doors!”
Also known as The Horror Star, the 1983 cult creeper Frightmare offered audiences postmodern shocks long before Wes Craven gave us his game-changing Scream in 1996! An underrated and underseen gem, Frightmare tells of a celebration for a late, great horror star… only the actor in question might not be entirely dead and soon the participants at his supposed party are being picked off one by one!
“His encore performance was murder!”
Network is proud to add two early 1970s cult favourites to their ‘The British Film‘ collection: a brand new high definition remaster of the 1972 renowned horror classic Death Line (aka Raw Meat); and the hard-hitting 1971 thriller Assault (aka In the Devil’s Garden).
“Beneath modern London, buried alive in its plague-ridden tunnels lives a tribe of once humans. Neither men nor women, they are less than animals… they are the raw meat of the human race!”
This Hallowe’en, Indicator presents a selection of horror classics from two masters of the macabre: William Castle at Columbia, Volume One, the first of two limited edition blu-ray box sets dedicated to one of American cinema’s most iconic filmmakers; and Jacques Tourneur’s terrifying Night of the Demon (1957).
“Who will be the next in line to defy the curse?”
On 24 September, Indicator presents four dark and disturbing tales, each featuring some of Britain’s most iconic acting talents. First, two films starring Terence Stamp: John Fowles’ twisted classic The Collector (1965); and the Frankenstein-inspired Amicus sci-fi/horror The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970). Also in September, Indicator presents the UK Blu-ray premiere of Anthony Page’s underrated mystery-thriller Absolution (1978); and Jamil Dehlavi’s hallucinatory mystical-horror film Born of Fire (1987).
“Can this baby kill?”
On 20 August, Indicator presents a selection of thrilling and powerful films: Fritz Lang’s Ministry of Fear (1944) stars Ray Milland in a classic tale of murder and suspense; Ronald Neame’s The Odessa Files (1974) is a chilling espionage thriller; Costa-Gavras’ Oscar-winning Missing (1982) is a true-life drama of a father’s quest to uncover the truth of his son’s disappearance; and David Mamet’s Oleanna (1994) is a daring adaptation of his controversial and ever-relevant stage-play.