Saturday, February 8, 2014

Severin Films and Intervision Unleash four Ozploitation Classics on 3/11 & 3/25

On Marc 11th Severin Films and Intervision Picture Corp are unleashing an onslaught of ozploitation madness in 1080p with four awesome releases! First up we have Intervision's OZPLOITATION TRAILER EXPLOSION (1970-1986) DVD packed with damn near three hours of Aussie exploitation insanity. Additionally Severin are unleashing Richard Franklin's PATRICK (1978), THIRST (1979) and THE DEAD END KIDS (1981) on BD/DVD Combo edition with some great extras for each films. PATRICK is a comatose shocker and THIRST is a very original take on the very tired bloodsucker genre. All three films are  now transferred in HD from the original negative for the first time ever anywhere, very sweet. Read on for dates, extras and pre-orders. 

OZPLOITATION TRAILER EXPLOSION (1970-1986)

Label: Intervision Picture Corp
Release Date: March 11th 2014
Duration: 165 Minutes 

Video: Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio: English Dolby Digital Mono

Synopsis: In the late '70s and early '80s, films like MY BRILLIANT CAREER and BREAKER MORANT put Australia's New Wave on the map. But at the same time, a depraved generation of young Aussie filmmakers was putting a very different kind of movie on screens. This is the ultimate collection of Ozploitation trailers, packed with ockers, knockers, pubes, tubes, comatose killers, outback chillers, high-octane disasters and kung fu masters, featuring such classics as: ALVIN PURPLE , PATRICK, WAKE IN FRIGHT, MAD DOG MORGAN, BARRY McKENZIE HOLDS HIS OWN, STUNT ROCK, STONE, FANTASM, ROAD GAMES, DEAD KIDS, FELICITY, TURKEY SHOOT, THIRST, BMX BANDITS, THE MAN FROM HONG KONG, DEAD END DRIVE-IN and many more!

PATRICK (1978) 
Label: Severin Films
Release Date: March 25th 2014
Duration: 96 Minutes
Video: 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio: English Dolby Digital Mono
Director: Richard Franklin
Cast: Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar

Synopsis: The original Ozploitation classic is back like you've never seen it before: Robert Thompson (THIRST) stars as a comatose killer seemingly unresponsive in a small private hospital. But when a hot new nurse (Susan Penhaligon of THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT) begins to question his condition, Patrick will unleash a waking nightmare of psychokinetic carnage. Sir Robert Helpmann (The Child Catcher in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG) co-stars in this international hit shocker produced by Antony I. Ginnane (TURKEY SHOOT, DEAD KIDS), written by Everett De Roche (ROAD GAMES, RAZORBACK) and directed by Richard Franklin (FANTASM, PSYCHO II), now transferred in HD from the original negative for the first time ever and loaded with new and archival Extras never before available in America.

Special Features:
- Audio Commentary With Director Richard Franklin
- Interviews With Director Richard Franklin, Screenwriter Everett de Roche, Producer Antony Ginnane and Stars Susan Penhaligon and Rod Mullinar (50 mins) 

- Vintage TV Interview With Director Richard Franklin (25 mins)
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots


DEAD KIDS (1981)
Label: Severin Films
Release Date: March 11th 2014
Rating: Unrated 

Duration: 99 Minutes 
Video: 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio: English Dolby Digital Mono
Director: Michael Laughlin
Cast: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor

Synopsis: The Ozploitation classic - and one of the most unique shockers of the '80s - returns like never before: Michael Murphy (MANHATTAN), Dan Shor (BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE) and Fiona Lewis (THE FURY) star in this grisly saga of bizarre experiments, butchered teens, New Zealand doubling for suburban Illinois, and a killer in a Tor Johnson mask. Dey Young (ROCK N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL), Marc McClure (SUPERMAN), Scott Brady (JOHNNY GUITAR) and Academy Award winner Louise Fletcher (ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST) co-star in this cult favorite - released in America as STRANGE BEHAVIOR - featuring a hypnotic score by Tangerine Dream, co-written by the Oscar winning director of CHICAGO, directed by the producer of TWO LANE BLACKTOP, now loaded with Extras and transferred in HD from the original negative for the first time ever.

Special Features:
- Audio Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Michael Laughlin
- Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Associate Producer Bill Condon and Actors Dan Shor and Dey Young
- Featurette: The Effects Of Strange Behavior - An Interview With Makeup Effects Artist Craig Reardon
- US Trailer
- International Trailer 



THIRST (1979)

Label: Severin Films
Release Date: March 11th 2013
Rating: Unrated

Duration: 93 Minutes 
Video: 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio: English Dolby Digital Mono
Director: Rod Hardy
Cast: Chantal Contouri, Shirley Cameron, Max Phipps

Synopsis: The Ozploitation classic - and one of the most unique vampire movies of our time - is back like you've never seen it before: David Hemmings (BLOW-UP, DEEP RED) and Henry Silva (THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE) star as executives of an international blood-drinking cartel known as The Brotherhood. But when they abduct a descendant (Chantal Contouri of THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN ) of Elizabeth Bathory to reboot her depraved legacy, she must escape before the corporation can expand their human blood cow dairies and create a vampire master race. Max Phipps (THE ROAD WARRIOR) co-stars in this gripping shocker directed by Rod Hardy (Prisoner: Cell Block H), produced by Antony Ginnane (PATRICK, TURKEY SHOOT), and now transferred in HD from the original negative for the first time ever anywhere!

Special Features:
- Audio Commentary with Director Rod Hardy and Producer Anthony I. Ginnane
- Isolated music score by Brian May Theatrical Trailer
- TV spots






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