Tuesday, April 10, 2018

88 FILMS PRESENTS A PAIR OF GRINDHOUSE GREATS - GRIZZLY (1976) & ADULT FAIRY TALES (1978) IN BEAUTIFUL HD RESTORATIONS!

Shipping now from the 88 Films web site, the label that loves its 42nd Street lore is proud to present GRIZZLY (1976), which streets on 14th May, and ADULT FAIRY TALES (1978), which arrives in stores on May 14th!
GRIZZLY (1976)

Region Code: B
Video: 1080p HD 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 with Optional English Subtitles 
Certification: 15
Duration: 91 Mins Approx

After the success of JAWS in 1975, the carnage-packed copycats came thick and fast but none is more fondly remembered than the teeth-bearing brilliance of GRIZZLY- which stormed a path across grindhouse theatres worldwide and left many an audience shell-shocked by its nature-run-amok intensity! Starring the late, great violence-veteran Christopher George (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD/ PIECES) as a forest ranger with a humongous hairball of a problem on his hands, GRIZZLY was directed by the legendary B-movie hand William Girdler whose other work includes such memorable low-rent romps as THREE ON A MEATHOOK (1972) and THE MANITOU (1978) alongside the slick and sick likes of DAY OF THE ANIMALS (1977). A genius of the genre fringes, Girdler has never been given his rightful due as an expert visionary in the field of exploitation take-offs and Hollywood-inspired cash-ins. Thanks to this amazing BluRay of GRIZZLY, however, fans will now be able to experience Girdler's finest moment with a fresh appreciation for its fierce and furry fury. This is truly one of the defining moments of fringe seventies filmmaking - and an essential watch for anyone who appreciates the post-JAWS boom in bloodthirsty animal-rampage romps such as PIRANHA (1978) and ALLIGATOR (1980).

Arriving on UK Blu-ray with an exclusive discussion about the life and times of Christopher George from critic and all-round schmoozer to the stars David Del Valle, as well as an incisive booklet from Dr. Calum Waddell and the original ominous theatrical trailer, 88 Films is thrilled to be able to bring GRIZZLY back to British home video for the first time since the days of VHS. In addition, early orders will be able to grab a colourful slipcase that features the original USA theatrical artwork - the legend that lured many a curious customer in the cinemas... and kept them out of the woods for weeks afterwards! For 35 years, fans have demanded the return of this beastly blockbuster, which is far more fun than any of the unfortunate JAWS sequels, and their requests have finally been answered by the creature feature addicts at the UK's most consistently surprising cult movie label. 

Special Features: 
- High Definition Blu-ray Presentation of the Film
- LPCM Mono Soundtrack
- Optional English Subtitles
- What a Guy! - Dvid Del Valle Recalls Actor Christopher George's Life and Career.
- Theatrical Trailer
- Limited Edition Booklet Notes by Dr. Colin Waddell

- Reversible Sleeve with alternative cover image



FAIRY TALES (1978)

Region Code:
Video: 1080p HD Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 with Optional English Subtitles 
Certification: 18
Duration: 82 Mins Approx

And if GRIZZLY does not manage to maul its way into your hearts then how about the marvellously mental ADULT FAIRY TALES - released in 1978 and casting a spell over all and sundry who caught up with its sexy and surreal charms! Starring the stunning Scream Queen Linnea Quigley, who later captivated audiences in the likes of HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS and RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, and produced by the B-movie maestro Charlie Band - whose credits include the GHOULIES and PUPPER MASTER series - ADULT FAIRY TALES gives an X-rated spin to the likes of Little Bo Peep and Snow White. However, in amongst the naughtiness and nudity are some hilarious slapstick set pieces and musical moments - all adding up to make this seventies smash a flesh-feast that is well worth owning in stunning HD! Released just as the hardcore era of DEEP THROAT and DEBBIE DOES DALLAS was starting to wind down - this influential opus showed that a good old fashioned cheesecake tease could be just as commercial as the more explicit thrills offered by its contemporaries!

For this true gem of grindhouse bump 'n' grind, 88 Films offers ADULT FAIRY TALES in a new restoration taken from the original camera negative. Believe us - this is a wish come true for fans of seventies trash and flash as a work of skin-flick expertise sizzles it way onto BluRay in an arousing special edition, complete with an Audio Commentary by writer Frank Ray Perilli and producer Charles Band, original trailer and a slipcase highlighting the 42nd Street artwork that once graced many a 24-hour theatre!

Special Features: 
- HD restoration from the original camera negative
2.35:1 presentation with newly created English subtitles
- Audio Commentary by writer Frank Ray Perilli and producer Charles Band
- Fairy Tales Trailer
- Reversible Sleeve with alternate original poster

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