Friday, September 23, 2016

GRINDHOUSE RELEASING ANNOUNCES 'I DRINK YOUR BLOOD' BLU-RAY & SCREENING DATES!

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD (1971) 

Infamous Horror Movie Classic Now Back In Theaters!

Grindhouse Releasing, the award-winning "Criterion of cult movie labels", has set a Nov. 8 street date for the new deluxe Blu-ray edition of David E. Durston's gruesome and graphically violent 1971 horror favorite I DRINK YOUR BLOOD. It's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD meets the Manson Family in this gore-drenched tale of LSD-crazed hippies who go on a murderous rampage through a small town after consuming rabies-injected meat pies!

Grindhouse Releasing's deluxe 2-disc Blu-ray set not only presents the ultra-violent, uncensored director's cut of I DRINK YOUR BLOOD in a new hi-def transfer but also includes two more vintage exploitation films in their HD debut: Del Tenney's I EAT YOUR SKIN (1964) and Durston's long-unseen, X-rated psychedelic shocker BLUE SEXTET (1969). Packed with new bonus features not seen on Grindhouse Releasing's 2002 DVD release, the I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray is the ultimate edition of a notorious "Blood Horror" classic.

The first film to be rated X for violence, I DRINK YOUR BLOOD was a huge-grossing hit at drive-ins and "grindhouse" theaters but was severely censored during its original release. 


Grindhouse Releasing's uncut, restored version of I DRINK YOUR BLOOD recently debuted in New York and Los Angeles and is now playing at theaters and drive-ins across the U.S. and Canada.

"I DRINK YOUR BLOOD is one of the most infamous movies in the history of exploitation films," says Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski. "Rescuing this lost gem was one of our most important achievements. And being able to finally unite I DRINK YOUR BLOOD with its legendary co-feature I EAT YOUR SKIN, both fully remastered in stunning HD for the very first time, takes that accomplishment one step further. We've spent almost a decade working on this release, and I feel it's our finest yet. I'm also thrilled that so many theaters are playing I DRINK YOUR BLOOD. We've been trying to make this happen for years and have finally succeeded. Seeing this movie on the big screen with an audience is a mind-blowing experience. No self-respecting horror fan should miss this rare opportunity."

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD stars Bhaskar, John Damon, and cult superstar Lynn Lowry (George A. Romero's THE CRAZIES, David Cronenberg's THEY CAME FROM WITHIN, and Paul Schrader's THE CAT PEOPLE).

A limited run of 3,000 copies of the Blu-ray will include the official "I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Horror Hypo" - an actual syringe that fans can use to infect their friends with rabies! Supplies of the Horror Hypo are not expected to last long, so fans should pre-order from DiabolikDVD.com to get the best shot at receiving one! 

The I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order exclusively at DiabolikDVD.com - click here to reserve your copy! 

Upcoming I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Screening Dates:

9/23 – Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle, WA
9/24 – Midway Drive-In, Dixon, IL
9/30 – Filmbar, Phoenix, AZ
10/1 – Alamo Drafthouse, Omaha, NE
10/4 – Alamo Drafthouse, Yonkers, NY
10/5 – Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston, TX
10/7 – Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA - with I EAT YOUR SKIN
10/7 – 10/13 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA
10/14 10/15 – Landmark Main Art, Detroit, MI
10/14 10/15– Landmark Inwood, Dallas, TX
10/14 – 16 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
10/19 – Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock, TX
10/20 - Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton, CO
10/22 – Landmark Uptown, Minneapolis, MN
10/22 10/23 - Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa, ON
10/23 – PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA
10/27 – Royal Cinema, Toronto, ON
10/27 – Sun Ray Cinema, Jacksonville, FL
10/28 - Film Scene, Iowa City, IA
10/28 - Alamo Drafthouse Mission, San Francisco, CA
10/28 10/29 – Cedar Lee Theatre, Cleveland, OH
10/28. 10/30 - Screenland Tapcade, Kansas City, MO
10/31 –  Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL
11/12 – Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA 
11/16 – Abertoir Film Festival, Wales
12/3 - Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray Specs:
- Spectacular new HD restoration of the original UNCENSORED DIRECTOR'S CUT
- 4 controversial deleted scenes including the original blood-drenched ending deemed too disturbing for '70s audiences!
- Provocative audio commentary by director David Durston and star Bhaskar
- Newly recorded audio commentary by stars Jack Damon and Tyde Kierney
- Revealing on-camera interviews with stars Lynn Lowry, Tyde Kierney and Jack Damon
- New in-depth interview with director David Durston
- The original theatrical trailer and radio spots
- Extensive gallery of stills and poster art 
- Rare and shocking film of Bhaskar performing THE EVIL KING COBRA DANCE
- TWO BONUS CO-FEATURES -
   I EAT YOUR SKIN (1964) - presented for the very first time in HD 
+ exclusive interview with 2nd unit director William Grefe
   BLUE SEXTET (1969) - David Durston's long-lost X-rated psychedelic shocker - presented for the very first time on home video!
- Liner notes by David Szulkin (WES CRAVEN'S LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT: THE MAKING OF A CULT CLASSIC)
- Beautiful embossed slipcover
- BONUS - I DRINK YOUR BLOOD HORROR HYPO - Inject your friends with rabies! - limited to the first 3000 copies!
- PLUS OTHER SURPRISES!

For theatrical bookings and publicity contact info@grindhousereleasing.com.

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