Saturday, 6 January 2018

VINEGAR SYNDROME JANUARY 2018 RELEASE PACKAGE


Vinegar Syndrome are promising that 2018 will be their biggest year of releases yet and to kickstart the new year off here is the JANUARY 2018

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

Save 40% until 30th January 2018

VS-201: Penitentiary [BD/DVD Combo] *Limited Slipcover Edition of 1500*

Synopsis:

Leon Isaac Kennedy stars as Martel “Too Sweet” Gordone who, after unwittingly getting involved with a prostitute and attempting to save her from being assaulted by a John, which turns deadly, finds himself charged with a murder he didn’t commit. Locked up in the state penitentiary, Martel is forced to fend for himself among hardened criminals, until he’s introduced to the underground and lucrative world of in-prison boxing.


Director Jamaa Fanaka’s breakout action hit, PENITENTIARY, remains one of the seminal late period ‘Blaxploitation’ films. Gritty, violent, and maddeningly entertaining, Vinegar Syndrome presents the Blu-ray debut of this genre film classic, newly restored in 4k from its original 35mm camera negative and filled with both all new and archival interviews with its cast and crew.

Directed by: Jamaa Fanaka
1979 / 99 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Starring: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Wilbur ‘Hi-Fi’ White, Thommy Pollard, Donovan Womack, Gloria Delaney, Badja Djola, Chuck Mitchell

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 4k from the 35mm original camera negative
• Archival commentary track with Jamaa Fanaka (writer / producer / director)
• Commentary track with Sergio Mims (second assistant director)
• “Too Sweet for Penitentiary” – interview with Leon Isaac Kennedy (lead actor)
• “Filming Penitentiary” – interview with Marty Ollstein (cinematographer)
• “Producing Penitentiary” – interview with Alicia Dhanifu (producer)
• Original theatrical trailer
• English SDH Subtitles


VS-202: Lucifer’s Women / Doctor Dracula [BD/DVD Combo] *Limited Slipcover Edition of 1000*

This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Kevin Thomas) is limited to just 1,000 units.

Synopsis:

Acclaimed author, John Wainwright, has developed an interest in satanism and black magic. Hoping to manipulate him to suit his own perverse desire, Wainwright’s publisher, Sir Stephen convinces him to perform the ultimate black rite: a human sacrifice. Selecting a beautiful burlesque dancer to be their victim, Wainwright begins having doubts about his beliefs, as Sir Stephen becomes more and more preoccupied with the black arts, and murder…

Directed by Paul Aratow (China Girl) and starring prolific stage performer Larry Hankin, as well as erotic film stars Paul Thomas and Clair Dia, LUCIFER’S WOMEN is a slow burn study in satanic obsession, with black mass scenes supervised by Anton LaVey (founder of the Church of Satan). Never released on home video and long assumed lost, Vinegar Syndrome is proud to present the home video debut to this forgotten shocker, newly restored from recently unearthed negative elements. Also included is an all new restoration of Al Adamson’s schizoid reworking of the film, titled DOCTOR DRACULA.

Directed by: Paul Ararow & Al Adamson
1974 / 182 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Starring: Larry Hankin, Paul Thomas, Clair Dia, John Carradine, Don ‘Red’ Barry, Geoffrey Land, Regina Carrol, Susie Ewing

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm negative elements
• Commentary track with Sam Sherman (producer of DOCTOR DRACULA)
• Video interview with Paul Thomas (actor)
• Original theatrical trailer for LUCIFER’S WOMEN
• Digital essay by Samm Deighan
• English SDH Subtitles


VS-203: Fugitive Girls [BD/DVD Combo] *Limited Edition of 2,500*

Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents A.C. Stephen’s FUGITIVE GIRLS, the fourth release in our Limited Edition Sexploitation Signature Series. This Blu-ray/DVD combo is strictly limited to 2,500 units.

Synopsis:

Beautiful Dee is implicated in a fatal liquor store shooting committed by her boyfriend. Sent to an all-female work camp, she quickly finds herself at the mercy of four other violent and sex crazed prisoners who force her into their daring escape plan. Once on the outside, the five fugitives embark on a brutal and sex filled rampage across the countryside, while making their way to a mystery site rumored to have a buried suitcase full of money!

Director A.C. Stephen’s most accomplished film, FUGITIVE GIRLS is a quick paced hybrid of action and sexploitation, which co-stars the beautiful Rene Bond and Tallie Cochran, and featuring a typically jaw-dropping screenplay from Ed Wood (who also appears in the film!). Long available only in poor quality bootlegs or heavily censored versions, Vinegar Syndrome brings this drive in classic to Blu-ray totally uncut and uncensored and newly restored from its camera negative.

Directed by: A.C. Stephen
1974 / 96 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Starring: Rene Bond, Jabie Abercrombe, Tallie Cochrane, Ed Wood, Donna Young, Margie Lanier, Harvey Shain, Maria Arnold

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm original camera negative
• Commentary track with: Frank Henenlotter (Exploitation filmmaker) and Rudolph Grey (Ed Wood biographer)
• Archival audio interview with Tallie Cochrane (actress), moderated by Casey Scott
• Original theatrical trailer
• Original promo trailer
• English SDH Subtitles


VS-204: Young Girls Do [DVD]

Erica Boyer was one of the biggest names in mid 80s erotic cinema. But where did she come from and how did she find her way to becoming a big screen sex superstar?

Synopsis:

YOUNG GIRLS DO tells the intimate and revealing true story of Erica’s life and her journey as we follow her sensual transformation from a prudish prim and proper college girl into an insatiable and lusty woman, in control of her sexual destiny, until her final breakthrough as a big screen sensation.

Directed by Bob Vosse and Featuring Shanna McCollough, Jacqueline Lorains, Lilli Marlene, and Erica Boyer herself, YOUNG GIRLS DO is the most scintillating biopic to ever unspool in a cinema and comes to authorized DVD for the very first time from Vinegar Syndrome, newly restored in 2k from its original 35mm camera negative.

Directed by: Bob Vosse
1984 / 76 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Starring: Shanna McCollough, Jacqueline Lorains, Lilli Marlene, Erica Boyer

Features Include:

• Region free DVD
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from the 35mm original camera negative
• Original theatrical trailer


VS-205: Velvet High / Summertime Blue [DVD]

Two more under-seen classics from prolific New York based filmmaker, John Christopher.

Synopsis:

In VELVET HIGH, Christopher whimsically follows the sexploits of beautiful schoolgirl, Velvet (Misty Regan) as she experiences her first erotic experiences and explores all of her most hidden fantasies. Featuring one of Jerry Butler’s earliest performances, along side Christie Ford, Merle Michaels, and Carter Stevens.

In SUMMERTIME BLUE, two friends spend the last day of their summer vacation indulging in all of their sexual desires, before having to return to school the next day. Featuring Arcadia Lake and John Holmes.

Directed by: John Christopher
1979-81 / 140 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Starring: Misty Regan, Serena, Arcardia Lake, Samantha Fox, John Holmes, Eric Edwards

Features Include:

• Region free DVD
• Both films scanned and restored in 2k from 16mm archival elements
• Audio interview with VELVET HIGH lead actress Misty Regan




     Release date is set for 30th January 2018.

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