Thursday, 26 April 2018

VINEGAR SYNDROME MAY 2018 RELEASE PACKAGE


Vinegar Syndrome are back with another month of releases. If you missed out what they released in April 2018 then CLICK HERE. Below you can check out what they have set for release this MAY 2018.

Order the May 2018 package and save 40% until the street date of 29th May 2018. Also read on to find out more details about the Halfway To Black Friday sale.



VS-223: Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song [BD/DVD Combo] *Limited Slipcover Edition of 2000*


This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to just 2,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

One of the most iconic, notorious, and influential American films of the 1970s, Melvin Van Peebles’ SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG stars Van Peebles as Sweetback, a black orphan raised in a brothel and groomed into becoming a sex show performer. Set up by his boss and two corrupt white policemen for a murder he didn’t commit, Sweetback escapes custody only to find himself thrust into an increasingly hallucinogenic world of violence and bigotry where no one can be trusted and the possibility of death lurks at every corner…

Considered to be among the most significant features ever directed by a black filmmaker and included in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art, SWEET SWEETBACK is a brutal and shocking story of survival and is credited as the first ‘blaxploitation’ film ever made. Featuring a rousing score from a nascent Earth, Wind, & Fire as well as surrealist tinged visuals from cinematographer Robert Maxwell, Van Peebles creates an unforgettable and immersive study of perseverance in the face of racism. Vinegar Syndrome proudly brings this landmark film to Blu-ray, newly restored in 4K from its original 35mm camera negative.

Directed by: Melvin Van Peebles
1971 / 97 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Starring: Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, Mario Van Peebles, John Dullaghan, Wesley Gale, Niva Ruschell, John Amos, Lavelle Roby

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned and restored in 4k from 35mm original camera negative
• Career interview with Melvin Van Peebles, courtesy of Olumide Productions
• “One Baadasssss Woman!” – an interview with Niva Ruschell (actress)
• Extensive Q&A from the 2013 Black Panther Film Festival at the Maysles Center in Harlem
• “The Real Deal (What it was…is!)” – archival ‘making of’ doc by Melvin Van Peebles
• Historical commentary track with Sergio Mims (assistant director of PENITENTIARY)
• Archival still gallery
• Trailers for: SWEET SWEETBACK, STORY OF A THREE-DAY PASS & DON’T PLAY US CHEAP
• Extensive booklet essay by Travis Crawford
• Limited edition slipcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr. (2,000 units)
• Reversible cover

• English SDH subtitles




VS-224: Blood Suckers From Outer Space [BD/DVD Combo] *Limited Slipcover Edition of 1000*


This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to just 1,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!

A mysterious and invisible alien presence has landed in rural Texas and has started turning the nearby townspeople into white-faced, bloodthirsty killers. As the local authorities begin to investigate the strange and violent goings on, a photographer and his girlfriend find themselves trapped in the midst of an unexpected rural bloodbath, which seeks to turn them into another pair of bloodsuckers from outer space…

A low budget, low rent horror comedy from writer/director Glen Coburn, BLOOD SUCKERS FROM OUTER SPACE is a gory and silly slice of home made regional genre filmmaking. Vinegar Syndrome presents the Blu-ray debut of this straight-to-video classic, freshly restored from its 16mm negative and filled with a whole host of newly created special features.

Directed by: Glen Coburn
1984 / 81 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Starring: Thom Meyers, Laura Ellis, Robert Bradeen, Big John Brigham, Glen Coburn, Franny Coppenbarger

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 16mm negative elements
• Commentary Track with writer/director Glen Coburn, actor Thom Meyers and cinematographer Chad D. Smith
• “34 Years Later” – 50 minute ‘making-of’ documentary
• “Back To Bloodsucker Town” – 15 minute locations featurette
• “Bloody Arm Rip 101” – special effects featurette
• Stills Gallery: featuring over 100 images from the director’s personal collection!
• Limited edition slipcover (1,000 units)
• Reversible cover artwork

• English SDH subtitles




VS-225: Her Name Was Lisa [BD/DVD Combo]


Beautiful, innocent Lisa (Samantha Fox) has been found dead of a heroin overdose. At her funeral, the people in her life gather to memorialize her, reflecting on how their own deeds sent her down a path of self-destruction and death. As each memory unfolds on screen, Lisa is seen to transform from a naive model who’s forced to use her body to achieve her goals, to a manipulative vixen capable of luring men into her web of carnal abuse, to a tragic victim of her own insecurities and victimization.

The first and most popular erotic feature directed by Roger Watkins (LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET), HER NAME WAS LISA is a chilling study in sexual and emotional manipulation, punctuated by arresting performances from Samantha Fox and Vanessa Del Rio. Long unavailable in its original form and only viewable through grey market sources, Vinegar Syndrome brings this explicit classic to Blu-ray, fully restored from its original 35mm camera negative and completely uncut.

Directed by: Roger Watkins
1979 / 88 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Starring: Vanessa del Rio, Samantha Fox, Bobby Astyr

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from the 35mm original camera negative
• “His Name Was Roger” – an interview with Art Ettinger (Roger Watkins’ historian & friend / editor of Ultra Violent Magazine)
• Promotional still gallery
• Original theatrical trailer
• Reversible cover artwork

• English SDH subtitles


VS-226: Naughty Girls Needs Love Too [DVD]

In an apartment complex in the exclusive Los Angeles community, Marina Del Ray, many lusty adventures are occurring. There’s Walter, a new tenant looking for fresh erotic experiences, Herb, the handyman who can’t help but get into trouble with the young vixens he’s obliged to ‘service’, Honey, a sensual lesbian, Loni, an acting hopeful, and Professor Kern, who’s in for quite an education once he gets to know his neighbors. As tensions rise, the entire complex falls in and out of bed with each other leading to a wild and explosive conclusion.

Featuring a nearly unparalleled cast of 80s erotic film stars, including Hyapatia Lee, Honey Wilder, Rachel Ashley, Tina Marie, Jamie Gillis, Ron Jeremy, Randy West, John Leslie, and Richard Pacheco, and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Edwin Brown (1001 EROTIC NIGHTS), NAUGHTY GIRLS NEED LOVE TOO is an erotic film fan’s delight and comes to DVD from Vinegar Syndrome, newly restored from its 35mm original camera negative!

Directed by: Edwin Brown
1983 / 97 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Combine cast: Hyapatia Lee, Rachel Ashley, Honey Wilder, Tina Marie, Jamie Gillis, Ron Jeremy, John Leslie

Features Include:

• Region free DVD
• Scanned & restored in 2k from the 35mm original camera negative
• Original theatrical trailer


VS-227: The Seduction of Cindy / Tara Tara Tara Tara [DVD]

Two early 80s erotic rarities from iconic New York sleaze maker, Leonard Kirtman, starring the incomparable Seka and Veronica Hart.

THE SEDUCTION OF CINDY:

A frustrated husband attempts to breathe passion back into his marriage and help his wife Cindy (Seka) overcome her frigidity. To help, he enlists his mistress (Veronica Hart) and a friend who works as an erotic film producer, to set up an orgy of unparalleled proportions. Co-starring Serena and Jamie Gillis.

TARA TARA TARA TARA:

Seka and Veronica Hart are high fashion models in the steamy world of New York’s fashion scene. With their lecherous boss (Zebedy Colt) and constantly turned on photographer (Jamie Gillis) on the prowl for new flesh, Seka and Veronica have their erotic work cut out for them, as they prepare for a big new year’s party.

Directed by: Leonard Kirtman
1980 / 158 minutes (combined) / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Combine cast: Seka, Serena, Veronica Hart, Samantha Fox, Jamie Gillis, Ron Jeremy, Bobby Astyr

Features Include:

• Region free DVD
• Both films scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm original negative
• Original theatrical trailers for both films





     Release date is set for 29th May 2018.


Important May preorder info:

While you might be excited to receive your May pre-orders ASAP, we have a special shipping option which will allow you to hold off shipping your May pre-orders until after our upcoming Halfway to Black Friday sale (May 25-28th) so that everything you get during the sale ships together in one big package, saving us on shipping supplies and saving you on shipping costs. Just select the 'Hold until after Halfway to Black Friday' shipping option at checkout; you will be charged for shipping now, but any orders placed during the sale will ship for FREE with this pre-order. Of course, if you don't want to wait, just checkout normally and your pre-orders will ship the first or second week of May, as usual.


Halfway to Black Friday sale info:

• Our Halfway to Black Friday sale is Memorial Day Weekend (May 25th - 28th).

• Nearly everything in our catalog (excluding some of the newest releases) will be 50% off SRP (some items will be discounted even greater!)

• Our 'Halfway to Black Friday' packages will be available once again, offering heavy discounts for pre-ordering ALL of our releases (or just the Blus) that come out between June and December.

• We've also got a brand new 2018 catalogue of film in the works, plus another surprise or two…or three.

• Of course, the main focus is no doubt going to be the two surprise Blu-rays. A couple more hints: while both were shot in the 70s, they each saw releases in the 80s. One such release was a standard reissue while the other remained unavailable for viewing for over half a decade after completion of principal photography.


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