Monday, 9 October 2017

VINEGAR SYNDROME OCTOBER 2017 RELEASE PACKAGE


Vinegar Syndrome are back with another month of releases. If you missed out what they released in SEPTEMBER 2017 then click here.

Without further ado below are the OCTOBER 2017 releases from Vinegar Syndrome.

You can pre-order them right now and there is some savings to have to:

Save 40% until 24th October 2017

VS-190: Demon Wind [BD/DVD Combo] *Limited Edition Lenticular Slipcover*

NOTE:

The first 3,000 copies sold through VinegarSyndrome.com will include a double-thick limited edition LENTICULAR slipcover designed by Speed Blur. If you see this message and you order the release, you’ll get the limited slipcover.

Synopsis:


The strange and brutal deaths of Cory’s grandparents has haunted him for years. Determined to discover the truth, he has returned to the desolate region where they lived, along with a group of friends, to try and uncover the mystery. Ignoring warnings from the locals that the area is cursed, Cory and his friends soon realize that the legend is true, as the Demon Wind, possesses and destroys them, one by one, turning them into monsters from hell.

Taking equal inspiration from THE EVIL DEAD and the visual aesthetics of the early 80s work of Lucio Fulci, Charles Philip Moore’s DEMON WIND is a supernatural shocker loaded with an abundance of gore and extraordinarily good creature effects. Never released on DVD, DEMON WIND comes to Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome in a brand new 2k restoration of its 35mm camera negative.

Directed by: Charles Philip Moore
1989 / 98 minutes / Color / 1.85:1

Starring: Eric Larson, Francine Lapensée, Sherry Bendorf Leigh, Stephen Quadros

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from the 35mm original camera negative
• Video interview with Sandy Horowitz (executive producer)
• Video interview with Sherry Bendorf Leigh (actress)
• Video interview with Thomas L. Callaway (cinematographer)
• Audio interview with Christopher Roth (editor)
• Original theatrical trailer
• Still gallery
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles


VS-191: Blood Beat [BD/DVD Combo]*Limited Edition Slipcover*

NOTE:

The first 2,000 copies sold through VinegarSyndrome.com will include a double-thick embossed limited edition slipcover designed by Earl Kessler. If you see this message and you order the release, you’ll get the limited slipcover.

Synopsis:

Sarah and her boyfriend Ted have decided to spend Christmas with Ted’s mother at her home in rural Wisconsin. However, upon arriving, Sarah begins to feel a strange presence around her and soon after, a mysterious figure garbed in a Samurai outfit begins murdering the townsfolk, eventually setting his sights on Sarah, Ted, and his family…

A supernatural slasher film like no other, Fabrice Zaphiratos’ French-US co-production, BLOOD BEAT, applies an arthouse aesthetic to its American regional cinema stylings, resulting in a dreamy and haunting atmosphere to compliment the bloodletting and outrageous twists. Barely released on video in the US and never officially released on disc, Vinegar Syndrome presents the Blu-ray debut of this one of a kind horror oddity, restored in 2k from its original 35mm negative.

Directed by: Fabrice A. Zaphiratos
1982 / 86 minutes / Color / 1.33:1

Starring: Helen Benton, Terry Brown, Dana Day, James Fitzgibbons

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from the 35mm original camera negative
• Commentary track with Fabrice Zaphiratos (writer/director)
• Video interview with Fabrice Zaphiratos
• Video introduction with Fabrice Zaphiratos
• Video interview with Vladimir Van Maule (cinematographer)
• BLOOD BEAT: Silent Version (featuring Nervous Curtains and Horror Remix)
• “L.U.N.C.H.” – short film written and directed by William Zaphiratos (son of Fabrice)
• Stills gallery
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles


VS-192: The Corpse Grinders [BD]*Limited Edition Slipcover*

NOTE:

The first 2,000 copies sold through VinegarSyndrome.com will include a double-thick limited edition slipcover designed by Earl Kessler. If you see this message and you order the release, you’ll get the limited slipcover.

Synopsis:

The Lotus Cat Food Company has hit major financial trouble and is on the verge of closing, until the owners realize that rather than paying for meat, they can use bodies from the local graveyard to fill their tins. As their latest product hits the shelves, it’s revealed to have an unintentional result: every cat that eats it is transformed into a bloodthirsty brute with an unending hunger for human flesh!

Ted V. Mikels’ (THE DOLL SQUAD) legendary cult favorite, THE CORPSE GRINDERS, is a horror classic, chock full of jaw dropping twists, mind boggling surprises, and a self-aware sense of humor that became one of Ted’s trademarks. Co-written by Arch Hall Sr. (EEGAH) & Joseph Cranston (THE CRAWLING HAND), and colorfully photographed by Mikels himself, this drive-in mainstay is proudly presented for the first time on Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome, freshly restored in 2k from recently discovered negative elements!

Directed by: Ted V. Mikels
1971 / 73 minutes / Color / 1.85:1

Starring: Sean Kenney, Monika Kelly, Sanford Mitchell

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from the 16mm negative
• Audio Commentary by filmmaker Elijah Drenner (AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE) featuring rare archival audio recordings from the private files of Ted V. Mikels and vintage Drive-In Theater announcements for “The Final Dimension in Shock”.
• “Ted Talks” – Archival Interview with Ted V. Mikels from 2007
• Stills gallery
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles


VS-193: Prime Evil / Lurkers [BD/DVD Combo]

Two sleaze packed horror films from the queen of exploitation cinema, Roberta Findlay!

PRIME EVIL:

Nestled in a Manhattan monastery, evil is lurking. A group of devil worshipping monks are stalking the city, looking for victims to sacrifice to the dark lord in the hope of bringing satanic rule to the world! A stylishly photographed neo-gothic horror, PRIME EVIL packs in gore, nudity, and loads of 80s NYC locales.

LURKERS:

When Cathy was a girl, she saw her deranged mother murder her father and only narrowly escaped with her life. Haunted by memories of her macabre childhood, her nightmares turn into a terrifying reality when she’s lured back to her childhood home, only to be transformed into a ‘lurker;’ members of the vengeful dead who seek to terrorize those who wronged them. Findlay’s suspenseful ghost story explores trauma and grief between moments of shocking violence.

Both films are making their Blu-ray debuts from Vinegar Syndrome, newly restored in 2k from their 35mm original camera negatives!

Directed by: Roberta Findlay
1987-1988 / 173 minutes / Color / 1.85:1

Starring: William Beckwith, Christine Moore, Gary Warner

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from the 35mm original camera negative
• Commentary track for PRIME EVIL with Roberta Findlay (director)
• Original theatrical trailers for both films
• TV spots for both films
• Isolated soundtrack for both films
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles


VS-194: A Woman’s Torment [BD/DVD Combo]

Synopsis:

Don and his wife Frances have been struggling in their marriage. Frances’s mentally ill sister, Karen, who lives with them, is taking a toll on their romance and as such, the Comptons have been considering having her committed to an asylum. Upon overhearing their plans, Karen runs away, taking refuge in an empty house on a remote beach. But slowly her grip on reality diminishes, giving way to increasingly violent delusions and an ever-growing bloodlust…

Roberta Findlay’s (SNUFF) tribute to Repulsion, A WOMAN’S TORMENT is a one of a kind blend of melodrama, sex, and proto-slasher. Starring Crystal Sync, Jake Teague, and Tara Chung as Karen, and featuring a moody classical soundtrack from Walter Sear (LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH), Vinegar Syndrome presents this oddball barrage of sex and violence newly restored in 2k from its 35mm negative, along with its never before seen extended R rated version!

Directed by: Roberta Findlay
1977 / 84 minutes / Color / 1.85:1

Starring: Tara Chung, Marlene Willoughby, Jennifer Jordan, Michael Gaunt

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from the 35mm negative
• Commentary track with Roberta Findlay (writer/director/producer)
• Video interview with Michael Gaunt (actor)
• Includes both the X and R rated edits
• Quad Cinema screening Q&A with Roberta Findlay
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles




     Release date is set for 24th October 2017.


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