Friday, November 29, 2013

New Code Red Titles Available Now

Up first, one of the odder DVD releases I've ever seen. It's a double feature of Night of the Living Dead and I Eat Your Skin, which is a perfectly fine double feature. It's an unnecessary set of titles to release - I Eat Your Skin has been on DVD 24 times, and there are no less than 150 releases of Night of the Living Dead, but it's not a bad double feature (just ask the people making Elvira DVDs). What makes it odd is that for whatever reason this release is vaguely racist, just look at the title: BROTHERZ REVENGE DOUBLE BILL! NIGHT OF LIVIN' DEADZ + ZOMBIEZ

The vague racistness (that's not a word) carries on in the write-ups:

George Romero directs this cult classic! The radiation from a fallen satellite might have caused the recently deceased to rise from the grave and seek the living to use as grub. This is the situation that a group of losers penned up in an old farmhouse must deal with. Racial tension escalates as African-American brother Duane Jones tries to tell everyone what to do, and one honky (Karl Hardman) doesn’t want to listen. Code Red is proud to present this classic motion picture in the euro-cut in 2.35:1 Letterbox as many Asian countries viewed it that way. To add some creativity, we did a tribute to Al Adamson by adding color dimension to this historical release.


A bunch of groovy white cancer researchers partying on a remote Caribbean island discover that by treating the black natives with snake venom, they can turn them into egg-eyed zombies with attitude. Soon, they have an army of the soulless brother creatures in order to conquer the world!! Zombies never got as lame as in this 1964 movie that is so intense that it was not released to the theatres until 1971. Now it has become a cult classic since it's on tons of vhs/dvd releases from public domain companies. Code Red is proud to present this motion picture in the euro-cut in 2.35:1 Letterbox as many Asian countries viewed it that way. Too add some creativity, we did a tribute to Al Adamson by adding color dimension to this historical release.


Shown in Lollipop Covermation? What in the fuck does that mean? What is lollipop covermation? Nevermind the lillipop part, what is covermation? I looked it up, it's not a word. It's no more a word than "racistness" is. Did he write covermation, but mean to say Colormation?

This is such an odd release, it just seems like a colorized versions of the films in 2.35:1 ratios, but what's with all the "Brotherz" stuff? I'm not sure the terms "soulless brother creatures" and "honky" should be written on a businesses' website, even as a joke. I mean, I don't care, I'm pretty unoffendable, I'm just saying racial stuff is a really touchy subject for most people and this could potentially really piss some people off.

Now a more normal release (apart from the "Pre-Apocalyptic Collection" banner)

PROBABILITY ZERO 1969 / R RATED / 1.85:1 (16X9)

Horror icon Dario Argento wrote this WWII action film set in Norway. A plane with some top secret cargo (Radar Equipment) was shot down over "Once Occupied Norway". With that technology, the Germans could finally win the war (but only when they can repair it). One of the aircraft captains is seriously injured, but survives the crash and the Germans hide him (so he can regain his strength) in a hospital to get his knowledge about the technology. The Duke (Henry Silva, TRAPPED, JOHNNY COOL) takes over the job to destroy the "Radar Equipment". He and some Norwegian guerrillas are on the perilous mission to stop the Nazis before they win the war! Classic War action directed by Maurizio Lucidi (STREET PEOPLE, STATELINE MOTEL).

SULLIVAN'S MARAUDERS 1968 / PG RATED / 1.85:1 (16X9)

From the mind of Dario Argento and Menahem Golan comes a lean, mean war film! Tough Sgt. Sullivan (Western tough guy Lee Van Cleef) puts together a group of Italian-Americans into disguise as Italian soldiers in order to infiltrate a North African camp held by the Italians. After the soldiers have knived the Italians in their beds, they find a hooker (Marilu Tolo THE GREEK TYCOON) living at the camp. Sullivan's commandos are to hold this camp and its weaponry until an American battalion arrives, all the while these Italian-Americans pretend to be Italian soldiers, often hosting the enemy. Lt. Valli (Jack Kelly, TV's MAVERICK) is a young, "green," by-the-book officer who constantly argues with Sgt. Sullivan, and tells his superior that he has no idea what he is doing. One man on the base, probably a touch from Argento, is an entomologist who is needlessly killed. Things go terribly wrong after that. Marino Mase (ALIEN CONTAMINATION), Duilio Del Prete (VOICES FROM BEYOND), Gotz George, and the loveable Romano Puppo (ENDGAME, AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK) co-star. Directed by Armando Crispino (THE DEAD ARE ALIVE, AUTOPSY). This is the shorter theatrical USA cut!

Grab these (and a DVD version of Just Before Dawn) from Code Red.

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