Tuesday, 27 February 2018

VINEGAR SYNDROME FEBRUARY 2018 RELEASE PACKAGE


Vinegar Syndrome kick-started the new year with a fine array of releases (JANUARY 2018). Here is what they have up for release this FEBRUARY 2018.


VS-208: Penitentiary II [BD/DVD Combo] *Limited Slipcover Edition of 1500*

This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kess) is limited to just 1,500 units.

Synopsis:


Martel “Too Sweet” Gordone (Leon Isaac Kennedy) has just been paroled. Trying diligently to stay out of trouble, he rekindles an old fling with his former girlfriend Clarisse and begins a job as a delivery roller-skater. But when his prison arch nemesis, Half Dead, breaks out of jail and murders Clarisse, Too Sweet is forced to return to his old life and seek vengeance the only way he knows how…

Co-starring Ernie Hudson (THE HUMAN TORNADO & GHOSTBUSTERS) and the one and only Mr. T (THE A-TEAM & ROCKY III), Jamaa Fanaka’s sequel to his acclaimed 1979 classic, PENITENTIARY II ups the intensity, ferocity, and outrageous action of the original. Vinegar Syndrome brings this early 80s action classic to Blu-ray, newly restored from its original 35mm camera negative and packed with explosive extra features.

Directed by: Jamaa Fanaka
1982 / 109 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Starring: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Ernie Hudson, Mr. T, Glynn Turman, Donovan Womack, Peggy Blow, Rudy Ray Moore

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm original camera negative
• Archival commentary track with Jamaa Fanaka (writer / producer / director)
• “In the Raw” – archival interview with Jamaa Fanaka
• “Too Sweet on the Outside” – interview with Leon Isaac Kennedy
• Isolated soundtrack
• Original theatrical trailer
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles



VS-209: Prey [BD/DVD Combo] *Limited Slipcover Edition of 1500*

This special limited edition embossed package (designed by Derek Gabryszak) is limited to just 1,500 units!

Synopsis:

An alien craft carrying a being with foxlike features has landed in the middle of rural England. After brutally murdering a young couple, the being animates himself into the body of the man he killed, adopting the name Anders. Upon being discovered by a reclusive lesbian couple, who mistake him for an injured drifter, they invite him to recover in their isolated home, unaware of his innate bloodlust…

While ostensibly a science fiction film, Norman J. Warren’s PREY is a brooding study in sexual desire and loneliness, punctuated by shocking violence and suspense. Equal parts bloody and erotic, Vinegar Syndrome presents this masterpiece of British horror on Blu-ray, in a brand new, director approved restoration from its 35mm negative, and fully uncut for the first time since its 80s VHS release.

Directed by: Norman J. Warren
1977 / 85 minutes / Color / 1.66:1 OAR

Starring: Barry Stokes, Sally Faulkner, Glory Annen

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Special Limited Edition Slipcover release (1,500 units)
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm negative
• Commentary track with: Norman J. Warren (director) and Sally Faulkner (actress)
• “Directing the Prey” – interview with Norman J. Warren
• “Becoming the Prey” – interview with Sally Faulkner
• “Producing the Prey” – interview with Terry Marcel (producer)
• Original theatrical trailer
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles



VS-210: Mary! Mary! [BD/DVD Combo] *Limited Edition of 2,000*

This Blu-ray/DVD combo of MARY! MARY! is strictly limited to 2,000 units!

Synopsis:

Ned (John Leslie) loves his beautiful wife Mary (Constance Money) but is unable to satisfy her due to his sexual dysfunction. No matter what he tries, nothing is able to help. One day, he pledges to give his soul to the Devil in exchange for the virility he lacks and, offering to take him up on his proposition, the Devil obliges. Ned quickly finds himself able to enjoy all of the sensual experiences he’d dreamed of but is unaware that the Devil has some macabre plans for Ned and all of his new sexual playmates…

Hailed by critics as one of the most erotic films of the 1970s, Bernard Morris’ MARY! MARY! is a quick paced and star studded Faustian classic complete with a hilariously sexy car chase, cinematography by Henning Schellerup (Silent Night Deadly Night) and supporting performances from Sharon Thorpe, Jon Martin, Rene Bond and many others. Vinegar Syndrome presents MARY! MARY! newly restored in 2k from its original 35mm camera negative.

Directed by: Bernard Morris
1976 / 80 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Starring: Constance Money, John Leslie, Sharon Thorpe, Rene Bond, Jon Martin, Sandy Pinney, Angela Haze, Ken Scudder, Kristine Heller

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm original camera negative
• Strictly limited to 2,000 units!
• Original theatrical trailer
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles


VS-211: Night Caller [DVD]

Synopsis:

Robert is a lonely young man who takes pleasure in making obscene phone calls to strangers. His obsession, however, is the beautiful woman who lives across from him. After spying on her making love to her husband, Robert arranges for the two of them to accidentally meet. Beginning a slow and calculated seduction effort, Robert’s grip on fantasy vs reality begins to slip, sending him into a downward spiral of increasingly perverse sexual desires.

Director Anthony Spinelli’s low key erotic thriller stars David Book, Monique Starr, Joan Devlon, and Ken Scudder. Long available only in poor quality or censored editions, Vinegar Syndrome presents this forgotten piece of mid 70s sexploitation cinema newly restored in 2k from 16mm vault elements.

Directed by: Anthony Spinelli
1975 / 75 minutes / Color / 1.33:1 OAR

Starring: David Book, Monique Starr, Joan Devlon, Ken Scudder, Valerie Franklin

Features Include:

• Region free DVD
• Scanned & restored in 2k from 16mm vault elements



VS-212: Sessions of Love Therapy / 101 Acts of Love [DVD]

The ‘white coater’ sub-genre was the most popular trend in early erotic features. These ostensibly educational films skirted censorship laws and as such could present the most explicit scenes with minimal legal concern. However, many enterprising filmmakers took the opportunity to flex their artistic muscles and created works, such as these, which were as visually striking as they were titillating.

Synopsis:

SESSIONS OF LOVE THERAPY:

A sexual psychologist has created an educational film featuring four young and attractive couples with sexual problems. Through the film, they each learn to accept and enjoy the pleasures and fantasies of their partners. Featuring Rene Bond, Sandy Dempsey, Suzanne Fields, Ric Lutz and many more superstars of early erotica.

101 ACTS OF LOVE:

Enter a world of unlimited pleasures with 101 ACTS OF LOVE. Dr. Ann Foster demonstrates the beauty and variety of erotic stimulation through sensual demonstrations. This early white coater was one of the biggest hits for this short-lived sub-genre and features some of the most elaborate and extravagant camerawork present in any such film.

Directed by: John Flanders, Eric Jeffrey Haims
1970-1971 / 157 minutes (combined) / Color / 1.33:1 OAR

Combine cast: Rene Bond, Sandy Dempsey, Suzanne Fields, Ric Lutz

Features Include:

• Region free DVD
• Both films scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm negative elements
• Original theatrical trailer for SESSIONS




     Release date is set for 27th February 2018.


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