Monday, October 21, 2013
Russ Meyer's Fanny Hill From Vinegar Syndrome
Acclaimed producer Albert Zugsmith (TOUCH OF EVIL, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN) crafted some of the strangest and most unlikely exploitation films of the 60s. Vinegar Syndrome presents the blu-ray debut of two of his rarest works:
Cult filmmaker Russ Meyer takes on directorial duties in Zugsmith’s adaptation of the notorious erotic classic Fanny Hill. Set in pre-Victorian London, young Fanny finds herself taken in by a madame at one of the city’s most elite brothels. A strange mix of Zugsmith’s surreal slapstick and Meyer’s trademark buxom beauties and thoughtful satire, FANNY HILL is an over-the-top saga of low-rent thrills in high-brow settings.
Zugsmith’s mind-numbing blend of surrealism and slapstick comedy done as a self-aware parody of westerns stars Troy Donohue as Phil P. Phillips, fresh out of divinity school and living in the frontier town of Yucca Flats. When a gang of seven criminals take the town hostage, it’s up to Phil to save the village, or die trying, again and again…
Both films have been restored from their original negatives and are being offered on DVD and Blu-ray fully uncut for the first time!
FANNY HILL: Directed by Russ Meyer
1964 | B&W | 105min | AR 1.85:1
THE PHANTOM GUNSLINGER: Directed by Albert Zugsmith
1967 | Color | 100min | AR 1.85:1
+ 3 Disc Combo (1 Blu-ray (BD-50) & 2 DVDs) | Region Free | 1.85:1 AR | DTS-HD Master Audio
+ Restored in 2K from 35mm original camera negative
+ “The Zugsmith Connection” featurette with FANNY HILL star Ulli Lomell
+ Interview with film historian Eric Schaefer + Reversible cover art for THE PHANTOM GUNSLINGER
The Fanny Hill/Phantom Gunslinger set is out December 10th. Also due out from VS on the 10th is Wakefield Poole's Bible
From acclaimed erotic filmmaker, Wakefield Poole, comes The Bible, like you’ve never seen it before!
The stories of Adam & Eve, Bath Sheba and Samson & Delilah are given sexual twists in this visually stunning and sensually charged masterpiece of the erotic avant-garde.
Featuring Georgina Spelvin (The Devil in Miss Jones), Gloria Grant and Bo White, Wakefield Poole’s BIBLE comes to home video for the first time fully restored from the original negative and loaded with extra features.
BIBLE, Directed by Wakefield Poole
1973 | 76 minutes | Color | 1.33:1
+ Dual Layer DVD-9 | Region Free | 1.33:1 | MONO
+ Scanned and restored in 2k
+ Director’s Audio Commentary + Director’s Introduction
+ Theatrical Trailer + Interview with Actress Georgina Spelvin
+ Interview with Actress Gloria Grant
+ Screen Tests & Still Gallery