Cauldron Films plans to release several films on Blu-ray this year, including many that have never had a proper home video release in the US, some of which have only ever been released on VHS if at all! Cauldron has a full slate of 70s and 80s Cult Films in the works using the best available materials to showcase films from Spaghetti Westerns, Giallo, Horror, Action, and more, ALL with the collector in mind!
News of their first two releases can be found below.
Thirty-Five years after his father is tragically killed during a magic trick gone wrong, Lorenzo’s own magic act is suddenly derailed by a series of gruesome magic themed murders. Struggling to prove his innocence, he begins to unravel the mystery that leads him through an intricate, bloody trail all the way back to his father’s demise.
Filled with a pulsing Goblin-esque soundtrack, 70’s atmosphere and all the earmarks of a classic Giallo, ABRAKADABRA at once pays homage to the bloody films of Dario Argento and Sergio Martino, while firmly taking its own place in the genre alongside its companion films in the Onetti Brothers’s Giallo Trilogy: FRANCESCA and SONNO PROFONDO
CD soundtrack with music by Luciano Onetti
Behind the Scenes
Italian 5.1, Italian 2.0, and English 2.0 audio options
English & Spanish subtitles
Postcards with promotional artwork
Limited Edition high quality slipcase with original poster art
Limited to 1000 copies
2018 • 70 minutes • Italian & English audio • English & Spanish subtitles • Unrated
ABRAKADABRA is out NOW to rent or purchase Digitally in the US on Amazon Video
ABRAKADABRA Special edition All Region Blu-ray with limited slipcover and soundtrack CD – Pre-order now. (Release date 12th May 2020)
The way that is the way is not the ordinary way…
After a stripper tricks him into filming a sex tape, Scott Edwards (Olympic Gold Medalist Mitch Gaylord), a Miami rickshaw runner, becomes embroiled in the murder of an evangelist’s son when he inadvertently takes the wrong video tape. With the help of the stripper and an Asian witch, Edwards sets out to clear his name while avoiding the assassin dead set on retrieving the video tape.
Directed by Italian genre legend Sergio Martino (All the Colors of the Dark) and Written by Sauro Scavolini (A Man Called Blade) with a story by Roberto Leone (Santa Sangre) this late 80’s Miami-lensed Action/Horror hybrid has only ever been available on VHS in the US in a muddy full screen presentation. Featuring all of the action, nudity and bizarre practical effects you can handle, Cauldron Films is proud to present AMERICAN RICKSHAW (a.k.a. American Tiger / American Risciò), in all of its sun drenched glory, with a brand new 2k scan sourced from the original camera negative as their inaugural release!
Starring Mitchell Gaylord, Daniel Greene (Elvira Mistress Of The Dark, Me, Myself And Irene, Hands Of Steel), Victoria Prouty, and Donald Pleasence (Halloween, Freakmaker)
Music by Luciano Michelini (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Silent Action, Screamers)
Directed by Sergio Martino (Torso, The Scorpion With Two Tails)
2K restoration from the original camera negative
On camera interviews with director Sergio Martino and production designer Massimo Antonello Geleng
Then and now location footage
The Projection Booth Podcast discuss AMERICAN RICKSHAW
Commentary with Samm Deighan & Kat Ellinger
Booklet with writing by grindhouse comics writer and Tough to Kill co-author, David Zuzelo
Reversible cover featuring Italian artwork
Limited Edition high quality slipcase with new artwork by Mattias Frisk
Limited to 1000 copies
1989 • 97 minutes • English audio • English SDH subtitles • 1.66:1 • Unrated
AMERICAN RICKSHAW Special edition All Region Blu-ray with limited slipcover and Booklet – Pre-order now. (Release date 12th May 2020)!