Sunday, October 18, 2015

Axe/Kidnapped Co-ed Arriving onBD/ DVD This December From Severin Films

AXE (1977) / KIDNAPPED COED (1976) 

Label: Severin Films

Region: Region FREE 
Duration: 66 Minutes, 75 minutes 
Audio: English Dolby Digital Mono, German Dolby Digital Mono 
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) 
Director: Frederick R. Friedel
Cast: Axe: Leslie Lee, Jack Canon, Ray Green, Kidnapped Coed: Jack Canon, Leslie Rivers, Gladys Lavitan

Synopsis: In the mid-1970s, writer/producer/director/actor Frederick R. Friedel went to North Carolina to film a pair of enigmatic yet startling low-budget thrillers - AXE and KIDNAPPED CO-ED - only to see them both presumed lost to shady dealings, sudden tragedies, moral outrage and drive-in oblivion.


In AXE, depraved killers on the run hold a young woman and her invalid grandfather hostage in an isolated farmhouse.


In KIDNAPPED CO-ED, the teenage daughter of a wealthy family forms a perverse relationship with her abductor. Once thought doomed to drive-in obscurity, fans and grindhouse historians have begun to compare Freidel's films to those of David Lynch and Terrence Malick, and now the complete story behind this strange journey can finally be told.


Severin Films is proud to present both features restored from their original negatives, plus BLOODY BROTHERS, Friedel's recut of the two features as one twisted crime epic called BLOODY BROTHERS, and loaded with exclusive Bonus Features that reveal the startling saga behind the casts, crews, disastrous fate and surprising rediscovery of these nearly forgotten grindhouse/arthouse classics - the ultimate look at one of the most fascinating sagas in indie exploitation history!


Blu-ray Special Features: 

- AXE/KIDNAPPED COED- Audio Commentaries with Writer/Director Frederick R. Friedel, Production Manager Philip Smoot, Makeup Artist Worth Keeter
- BLOOD BROTHERS feature
- Audio Commentary with Nightmare USA Author Stephen Thrower
- At Last... Total Terror! - The Amazing True Story of the Making of AXE and KIDNAPPED COED (61 minutes)
- Moose Magic - The George Newman Shaw and John Willhelm Story (33 minutes)
- Stephen Thrower on AXE/KIDNAPPED COED
- Trailers, TV Spots 
- Radio Spots
- BONUS CD: AXE/KIDNAPPED COED Original Motion Picture Soundtracks Plus Bonus Tracks By George Newman Shaw and John Willhelm

DVD Special Features:

- AXE/KIDNAPPED COED- Audio Commentaries with Writer/Director Frederick R. Friedel, Production Manager Philip Smoot, Makeup Artist Worth Keeter
- At Last... Total Terror! - The Amazing True Story of the Making of AXE and KIDNAPPED COED (61 minutes)
- Stephen Thrower on AXE/KIDNAPPED COED (12 minutes)
- Trailers, TV Spots & Radio Spots

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