‘All About Evil,’ ‘Faceless,’ ‘The Female Executioner’ Due on Blu-ray From MVD and Severin Aug. 30

The horror films All About Evil and Faceless and the action adventure The Female Executioner are being released on Blu-ray Aug. 30 from MVD Entertainment Group and Severin Films.

The 2010 cult classic All About Evil stars Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll,” “Orange Is the New Black”) as the mad projectionist, Thomas Dekker (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” Kaboom), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the DarkRob Zombie’s The Munsters), John Waters muse Mink Stole (Serial MomHairspray) and Noah Segan (Knives OutLooper).  In the film, a mousy librarian inherits her father’s beloved but failing old movie house. In order to save the family business she discovers her inner serial killer — and a legion of rabid gore fans — when she starts turning out a series of grisly shorts. What her fans don’t realize yet is that the murders in the movies are all too real. Special features include audio commentary with driter/director Joshua Grannell and actors Thomas Dekker, Ashley Fink, Jade Ramsey and Nikita Ramsey; a making of featurette with Grannell, producer Darren Stein, and actors Dekker, Fink, Cassandra Peterson, Jade Ramsey, Nikita Ramsey, Noah Segan, and Mink Stole; a roundtable discussion; “Evil Live: The Peaches Christ Experience In 4D” world premiere at The Castro Theatre in May 2010; “Grindhouse,” a 2003 short film by Grannell; “Children of the Popcorn — Behind The Scenes With Peaches Christ”; the 2010 making-of featurette; the trailer; a teaser; the soundtrack CD; and a bonus booklet by Michael Varrati.

Due on both Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray is Faceless. For his 1987 big-budget EuroSleaze classic inspired by Eyes Without a Face, director Jess Franco brought together an international all-star cast, including Helmut Berger (The Damned), Brigitte Lahaie (The Female Executioner), Chris Mitchum (Summertime Killer), Stéphane Audran (Coup de Torchon), Caroline Munro (Maniac) and Telly Savalas, for a glossily depraved tale of disfigurement, dismemberment, libidinous brutes, Nazi surgeons, Parisian discos, face-ripping, throat-stabbing, eyeball-piercing and a rewardingly ambiguous ending. Anton Diffring (Circus of Horrors) and Florence Guérin (Caligula & Messalina) co-star, with appearances by Howard Vernon (The Awful Dr. Orloff) and Lina Romay. The film, scanned for the first time in 4K from the original negative, include the following special features: audio commentary with director Jess Franco and actress Lina Romay; “The Female Predator,” an interview with actress Brigitte Lahaie; “Facial Recognition,” an interview with Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies; “Parisian Encounters — Face-To-Face With Actress Caroline Munro”; “Predators of the Night,” an interview with Stephen Thrower, author of Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco; EPK interviews with actors Helmut Berger, Chris Mitchum and Telly Savalas; an archival interview with Franco; an archival interview with actor Chris Mitchum; selected scene commentary with Chris Mitchum; Therese II: The Mission (1987), a parody short starring Brigitte Lahaie; the French trailer; and the English trailer.

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The 1986 French action adventure The Female Executioner stars legendary adult film performer Brigitte Lahaie, who launched her mainstream acting career — and subsequently became a French cultural icon — with this exploitation hit. Lahaie is Detective Martine Savignac, a tough vice cop who specializes in busting the most extreme pornographers. When a porno queenpin snatches her kid sister for revenge, Martine takes on a city full of pimps, pushers, human traffickers, the Chinese mob and every man she can. Michel Modo (“Highlander: The Series”), Pierre Oudry (Dirty War) and Dominique Erlanger (The House of the Missing Girls) co-star in this vigilante thriller written and directed by Euro-smut veteran Michel Caputo and produced by Lahaie’s then-lover René Chateau (Faceless). Scanned in 2K from the original negative, the film features new interviews with Caputo and Lahaie. Special features include “The Cop In Nylon Stockings,” an interview with Caputo and Lahaie; “Hold On Tight, Girly!,” a location visit with Caputo and Lahaie; The Blue Shutters, a 1987 short film starring Lahaie; and the trailer.

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