Wednesday, 10 October 2018

VINEGAR SYNDROME OCTOBER 2018 RELEASE PACKAGE


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

Pre-order the October 2018 Completionist package and save: 40% (discount ends when items are in stock, usually 2 weeks prior to street date, 30th October 2018).

VS-248: Def By Temptation [BD/DVD Combo] *Limited Slipcover Edition of 1,500*

This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Derek Gabryszak) is limited to just 1,500 units and is only available at VinegarSyndrome.com!

Joel (James Bond III) grew up in the church but has started questioning his beliefs. After sensing a supernatural presence from his deceased father, Joel becomes compelled to visit his cousin, K (Kadeem Hardison) in New York. But shortly after arriving, he and K become embroiled in a series of mysterious homicides of local men, all of whom were last seen in the company of a mysterious and beautiful woman, who has now set her bloodthirsty sights on K…

The sole directorial effort from child actor James Bond III, who also wrote, produced, and starred, DEF BY TEMPTATION is a macabre, neon tinged portrait of late 80s Brooklyn, blending supernatural horror and religious mysticism, punctuated by an electrifying hip hop and R&B soundtrack. Featuring an early performance from Samuel L. Jackson alongside character actor Bill Nunn (DO THE RIGHT THING) and exquisite visuals from one of the late 20th century’s most gifted cinematographers, Ernest Dickerson (JUICE), Vinegar Syndrome brings DEF BY TEMPTATION to Blu-ray, newly restored from its original 35mm camera negative.

Directed by: James Bond III
1990 / 95 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Cast: James Bond III, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Nunn, Cynthia Bond, Kadeem Hardison

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm original camera negative
• Brand new career-spanning audio interview with writer/producer/director/actor James Bond III
• “Ernest & Lloyd” – a candid conversation between cinematographer Ernest Dickerson and Lloyd Kaufman
• Film historian and critic Michael Gingold on Def By Temptation
• Original trailer
• Archival article gallery
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles


VS-249: The Killing Kind [BD/DVD Combo] *Limited Slipcover Edition of 1,500*

This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to just 1,500 units and is only available at VinegarSyndrome.com!

After being released from prison for a brutal assault in which he too was a victim, Terry returns home to his mother’s (Ann Sothern) boarding house. Unable to cope with his freedom and uncertain about how to appease his ever growing desire to harm those around him, Terry finds solace in playing violent practical jokes. But when an attractive young woman (Cindy Williams) moves into the boarding house, Terry finds himself overpowered by violent impulses and, in a fit of rage, accidentally murders the woman. Now engulfed by bloodlust, it’s not long before he begins seeking out more victims…

A brooding study on the nurturing of a serial killer, acclaimed filmmaker Curtis Harrington’s (NIGHT TIDE, RUBY) THE KILLING KIND remains an unsettling depiction of violent mental illness. Featuring John Savage (THE DEER HUNTER), as Terry, in his first starring role, and lushly photographed by Mario Tosi (CARRIE), Vinegar Syndrome presents this unforgettable study in psychosis on Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored from its original 35mm camera negative.

Directed by: Curtis Harrington
1973 / 95 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Cast: John Savage, Ann Sothern, Ruth Roman, Luana Anders, Cindy Williams, Sue Bernard

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm original camera negative
• Archival interview with filmmaker Curtis Harrington
• “Harrington on Harrington” – a career-spanning interview with Curtis Harrington, directed by Jeffrey Schwarz and Tyler Hubby
• Historical commentary track with David Decoteau of RapidHeart and David Del Valle of SinisterImage
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles


VS-250: Blood Harvest [BD/DVD Combo] *Limited Slipcover Edition of 1,500*

This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to just 1,500 units and is only available at VinegarSyndrome.com!

Jill has just returned home from college to the rural farm community where she grew up, only to discover that her parents have mysteriously vanished. Learning that her father, a banker, has become the local pariah for overseeing land foreclosures on local farmers, Jill quickly becomes the victim of a series of strange and increasingly depraved assaults. With only her childhood friend and former lover, Gary, and his mentally unstable brother, Mervo (Tiny Tim), willing to believe her, Jill begins to fear for her life. All the while, a stocking-masked killer is abducting, torturing, and brutally killing those closest to Jill…

An unrelentingly grim and perverse psycho-sexual thriller, BLOOD HARVEST mixes gruesome throat slashings, copious amounts of T&A, and an unhinged supporting performance from music sensation, Tiny Tim. Long available only in heavily cut and grey market editions, Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents BLOOD HARVEST on Blu-ray, fully uncut, uncensored, and newly restored in 4k from its recently discovered original camera negative.

Directed by: Bill Rebane
1986 / 88 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Cast: Tiny Tim, Itonia Salchek, Dean West, Lori Minnetti, Peter Krause

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 16mm original camera negative
• Brand new commentary track with producer and co-writer Leszek Burzynski
• Tiny Tim in Niagara Falls (September 3rd, 1987)
• Booklet with essay by Tiny Tim biographer Justin A. Martell
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles


VS-251: The Incubus [BD/DVD Combo] *Limited Slipcover Edition of 1,500*

This special limited edition double-sided embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to just 1,500 units and is only available at VinegarSyndrome.com!

A quiet New England town becomes the site of a grisly murder and assault, leaving a young man dead and his girlfriend in critical condition. Sam Cordell, head surgeon and medical examiner at the local hospital, senses something isn’t quite normal about the attacker, but barely a day later, another woman is savagely assaulted and killed. With the realization that a maniac is on the loose, Sam, with the help of police chief Hank Walden and newspaper columnist Laura Kincaid, must unravel the mystery before additional murders occur, all the while unaware that Sam’s own daughter, Jenny, might be next on the victim list…

An intense and disturbing supernatural slasher, John Hough’s (LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, AMERICAN GOTHIC) THE INCUBUS stars acclaimed actor and filmmaker John Cassavetes (A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE), John Ireland (THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME) and Kerrie Keane (SPASMS) in her feature film debut. Stylishly photographed by Albert J. Dunk (CLASS OF 1984) and scored by Stanley Meyers (THE DEER HUNTER), Vinegar Syndrome brings this 80s terror classic to Blu-ray for the first time.

Directed by: John Hough
1981 / 92 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Cast: John Cassavetes, John Ireland, Kerrie Keane, Helen Hughes

Features Include:

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k, mostly from its 35mm negative, with one reel sourced from a 35mm print
• Interview with director John Hough
• Interview with lead actress Kerrie Keane
• Interview with cinematographer Albert J. Dunk
• Trims and alternate shots
• Original theatrical trailer
• TV spots
• Commentary track with The Hysteria Continues!
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles


VS-252: The Bride’s Initiation [DVD]

On the way to their honeymoon, a lusty young couple find themselves kidnapped by their chauffeur and taken to Dracula’s secret layer, to be used in diabolical rites to keep the Count young and virile. When the abducted bride’s parents turn to a local detective for help, the disbelieving cop realizes that he may indeed be facing a real life vampire in sunny Miami. Meanwhile Dracula has set his sights on an attractive young woman who he’s determined to make into his bride.

A completely bonkers erotic horror-comedy, THE BRIDE’S INITIATION (which was shot as THE VAMPIRE but first released as DEMON’S BREW) was produced and directed by the mysterious Emilio Portici as ‘Duncan Stewart.’ Co-starring Carol Connors (EROTIC ADVENTURES OF CANDY) and her husband Jack Birch (father of Thora Birch) as Dracula’s diabolical right hand man, Vinegar Syndrome brings this unclassifiable regional oddity to DVD, newly restored from 35mm vault elements.

Directed by: Emilio Portici
1973 / 70 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

Cast: Carol Connors, Jack Birch, Marc Brook

Features Include:

• Region free DVD
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from a 35mm vault elements
• The Mystery of Emilio: The Journey from Canada (articles gallery)
• Original theatrical trailer




If you prefer to only buy the Blu-ray releases you can get them here:


     Release date is set for 30th October 2018.


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