Death Game - September 28th

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  1. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    According to lasersedge.com VCI is releasing September 28th:

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    Video: 1.33:1
    Audio: Mono
    Extras: --

    I like this wicked little twisted mindfuck thriller, one of my 70s sleazy faves.
    Always had the feeling the old VHS release was cut (steamy lesbian sex) though. Anyways, glad this little gem is finally coming to DVD.
    Gotta love the ending!
     
  2. chrishicks

    chrishicks classic is back!!!

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    any idea if the dvd will be uncut? I think my vhs copy says its uncut. I'll have to dig it out and check.
     
  3. Hellbilly

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    My old tape was definitely rated R. Are you sure there's an unrated version? They don't mention anything at IMDB (not that that means anything).
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Whoa, the retail price on this one is only $5.99. I'm sure it's gonna be a packed special edition! :evil:
     
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    Is Full Frame its right ratio ?
     
  6. Tuzotonic

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    That is a crazy cover. One of the creepiest I've seen in some time. I'll have to give this one a spin. Check out the insane look and lines on Sondra Locke's face. No wonder Clint Eastwood broke up with her.
     
  7. Cyberdemon

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    For 6 bucks, would anyone not take a chance?
     
  8. Ash28M

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    What a creepy little flick, I really enjoyed this one, it was cheesy at times but it just had nice disturbing vibe to it that you can only find in 70's horror. I rented the VCI DVD and wow that may have been the worst DVD transfer I've seen. I would love to someone release a widescreen cleaned up version.
     
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    Just watched this - wtf was that? :lol:

    I actually really enjoyed it, although the soundtrack was a tad rough. The DVD transfer is awful, and what the hell is up with the pause at the start of each chapter?

    Talk about a surprise ending :D
     
  10. bruce h

    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    Grindhouse Releasing is working on a fully authorized version taken from the original film elements; it'll be nice to finally see a good transfer of this one!
     
  11. MorallySound

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    Yup. I am eagerly awaiting it. No matter how long they take, they always deliver the goods. Which reminds me, I gotta book "Gone With the Pope" for a screening now that Bob Murawski has finished completing and editing Duke Mitchell's unfinished film after 15 years of work!

    http://grindhousereleasing.com/death_game_info.html
     
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    Awesome News!!!!
     
  13. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    Haha, it's not necessarily "news" in the 'new' sense, it's been on the "Coming Soon" list on Grindhouse Releasing's site for over a year.
     
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    I see, well it's news to me - you guys typically our my town criers :)
     
  15. CrazyFatEthel

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    I hope this one doesnt take super long to get released...
     
  16. zbinks

    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    It appears that this may be coming from Grindhouse Releasing in the near-ish future. Bob Murawski starts discussing future projects at 38:30. Death Game comes up at 41:11.

    https://www.spreaker.com/user/77314...oQfr1YQGssXykp5K4_FpfBioKTt-9Hn978vjMU1lM-svk

    Further details from The Official Vinegar Syndrome Fan Group:

     
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  17. CPT HOOK

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    DEATH GAME NEWS!
    Pre-orders for the DEATH GAME 2 disc Deluxe Edition Blu-ray begin January 1 at GrindhouseReleasing.com. We'll announce full specs and street date at that time. As with the PIECES jigsaw puzzle, the I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Horror Hypo, and the TOUGH ONES bullet pen, we are including a special gift with the first 2000 copies.
    The DEATH GAME Meat Cleaver edition is exclusive to our online store at shop.grindhousereleasing.com. You won't get this from Amazon or anywhere else, so if you do want one of the embossed DEATH GAME meat cleavers included with the first 2000 units, make sure you order direct from Grindhouse Releasing!
    Be sure to pre-order on January 1st. This limited edition will sell out QUICKLY!
    Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the ultimate 1970s psychological thriller. John Cassavetes veteran Seymour Cassel stars as George Manning, a family man whose perfect life is turned into a nightmare of sex and torture when he allows himself to be seduced by two nubile young strangers (Sondra Locke and Colleen Camp) who show up at his door on a rainy night. Considered lost for many decades, DEATH GAME is being presented for for the first time on home video in its original 2.39:1 aspect ratio, meticulously restored in 4K from the original camera negative.
    "A grisly stab at horror exploitation."
    - Variety
    "An intense, uncomfortable film... an exercise in suspense, violence and degradation."
    - Roy Frumkes, Hollywood Reporter
    "An extremely well made, engrossing and often shocking film that bears watching if you have the stomach for it... a relentlessly painful and violent film. Traynor shows the gross sickness of a violent society."
    - Doug de Lisle, The Times Record
    "If you have a friend who enjoys this movie, get a new friend."
    - Cleveland Plain Dealer
    We are bringing DEATH GAME to select theaters nationwide in 2022! See it on the big screen at these upcoming dates:
    • January 14 & 15 - Marcus des Peres Cinema 14, St Louis
    • January 19 - Alamo Drafthouse New Mission, San Francisco
    • February 4 - American Cinematheque - Los Feliz 3 Theatre, Los Angeles
    • March 5-Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston

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  18. chancetx

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    Wow, 12 years later and it's finally happening! Patience pays off.
     
  19. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    I'll wait for the retail version, as the Limited Edition direct from Grindhouse would cost me $75 CAD with the shipping and exchange... and that ain't worth it for a bonus keychain.
     
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    Yeah, even within the US it is $40 shipped. I believe wide retail is in March, hopefully around $25 or less.
     

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