Doc ‘Enter the Clones of Bruce,’ ‘Bruceploitation Collection Vol. 1’ Due on Blu-ray June 25 From Severin and MVD

The documentary Enter the Clones of Bruce and The Game of Clones: Bruceploitation Collection Vol. 1 will be released June 25 from Severin Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

Within hours of his funeral, Hong Kong movie studios began to produce hundreds of unauthorized biopics, spin-offs and rip-offs starring a competing roster of Bruce Lee lookalikes. Over the next decade, “Bruceploitation” would become a staple of global cinema. In Enter the Clones of Bruce (2023), director David Gregory — whose documentaries include Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau and Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson — examines this fascinating phenomenon via interviews with Bruce Li, Bruce Le, Bruce Liang and Dragon Lee; martial arts legends such as Angela Mao, David Chiang, Phillip Ko and Sammo Hung; and the producers, directors, distributors and experts — along with copious clips from the films themselves — that for the first time reveal the history, controversy and legacy behind one of the genre. Special features include audio commentary with co-executive producer/director David Gregory; co-producers Frank Djeng, Vivian Wong and Michael Worth; and director of photography Jim Kunz. Other bonus features include “Working at Shaw Brothers,” outtakes with Godfrey Ho, David Chiang, Yasuaki Kurata, Lee Chiu, Lo Meng, Mars and Phillip Ko; “Bruce Lee And I,” outtakes with Sammo Hung, Phillip Ko, Yasuaki Kurata, Mars, Angela Mao, Andre Morgan, Lee Tso Nam and More; “The Lost World of Kung Fu Film Negatives,” outtakes with Godfrey Ho, Joseph Lai, Angela Mao, Lee Tso Nam and film preservationists; “Bruce’s Hong Kong,” a location tour with Frank Djeng; “Severin’s Kung Fu Theater” with actor/director/Bruceploitation expert Michael Worth; and trailers.

The Game of Clones: Bruceploitation Collection Vol. 1 includes 12 restored Bruceploitation classics, Enter the Clones of Bruce, a 100-page book, and 23-plus hours of extras. The films include The Clones of Bruce Lee (1980), Enter Three Dragons (1978), Enter the Game of Death (1978), Goodbye, Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death (1975), The Dragon Lives Again (1977), Bruce and the Iron Finger (1979), Challenger of the Tiger (1980), Cameroon Connection (1984), Super Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1974), The Dragon Lives (1976), The Dragon, the Hero (1980) and Rage of the Dragon (1980). Extras include audio commentaries; “Severin’s Kung Fu Theater” intros with actor/director/Bruceploitation expert Michael Worth; deleted scenes; featurettes; a roundtable discussion with martial artists/Kung Fu film experts; trailers; and more.

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Horror Film ‘Bag of Lies’ Available on Blu-ray Disc From MVD and Epic Pictures

The horror film Bag of Lies is available on Blu-ray Disc from MVD Entertainment Group and Epic Pictures (Terrifier).

In the film, the clock is ticking for Matt, whose wife Claire is dying of a rare bone cancer. Having exhausted all traditional healthcare options, Matt refuses to give up hope, and in his desperation, seeks it from a haggard man named Al. Al offers him to The Bag, an ancient relic possessed with dark magic that can heal the dying. The Bag demands a ritual: You must light a candle, pour the blood of the person whom you want it to affect in its mouth, and you must speak your intention only once. After the ritual is completed, there are three rules to follow: Don’t talk to it. Don’t look at it. Don’t touch it. The rules may sound simple enough, but as Matt furthers down the rabbit hole, his state of mind declines as Claire’s health improves. With nothing left to lose, and little standing in his way, Matt must bear the hardships of the next three days, no matter the terror The Bag imposes on his psyche.

The film stars Patrick Taft (Baby Steps, Ruthless, Wildfire), Brandi Botkin (The Pope Drops In, St. Gabriel, The Wicked Ones), John Wells (Supernatural Assassins, I Can, Bermuda Island) and Terry Tocantins (OK, Good, Red Is the Color of, “Ally McBeal”).

The film had a limited theatrical release on March 29, 2024.

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Horror Film ‘Bring Her to Me’ Available on Blu-ray and DVD From Full Moon and MVD

The horror film Bring Her to Me is available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD from Full Moon Pictures and MVD Entertainment Group.

From director Brooks Davis (The Gingerweed Man) comes this sensual tale of supernatural terror in which a woman is plagued by nightmares about traveling to a dark realm and a demonic entity that awaits her arrival. With the help of a friend, she consults a dream interpreter to end the nightmares, only to find that no one is who they seem and the real horror is about to begin.

Special features include “Videozone: Behind the Scenes of Bring Her to Me“; director’s commentary; the trailer; an isolated music score; and Full Moon trailers.

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Michelle Yeoh Actioners ‘Royal Warriors,’ ‘Yes, Madam!’ Due on Blu-ray June 11 From 88 Films and MVD

Two actioners starring Academy Award-winning Hong Kong film veteran Michelle Yeoh, Royal Warriors (1986) and Yes, Madam! (1985), are due on Blu-ray Disc June 11 from 88 Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

In Yes, Madam!, Yeoh stars as Senior Police Inspector Ng assigned to work with Inspector Carrie Morris (Cynthia Rothrock) from Scotland Yard, to investigate the murder of an agent from the Commercial Crime Bureau of London, who was killed because of the evidence he has collected against a crime syndicate in Hong Kong. The release includes a 2K remaster from the original camera negative; 2.0 Cantonese dual mono with English subtitles; 2.0 alternate Cantonese dual mono with English subtitles; 5.1 English dub; export version featuring the classic English dub; audio commentary by Frank Djeng; an interview with Cynthia Rothrock; select scene Commentary with Cynthia Rothrock and Frank Djeng; an interview with Mang Hoi; an archive interview with Michelle Yeoh; an archive “Battling Babes” featurette; and the Hong Kong trailer.

In Royal Warriors, when CID officer Yip (Yeoh), a Japanese Interpol agent (Hiroyuki Sanada), and a security guard (Michael Wong) foil an airplane hijacking attempt by a militia fanatic, his veteran friends vow revenge. In order to stop the terrorist attacks and also to save their own lives, the three heroes must team up once again to fight their gun-toting adversaries. The release features a 2K remaster from the original camera negative;
2.0 English dual mono; 2.0 Cantonese dual mono with English subtitles; 2.0 alternate Cantonese dual mono with English subtitles; a 5.1 English dub; audio commentary by Frank Djeng; missing aeroplane inserts; the Cantonese trailer; the English trailer; and “English in the Line of Duty” titles.

‘My Favorite Things: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert’ Due on Disc June 4 From MVD

The concert film My Favorite Things: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc June 4 from Liberator Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

The program celebrates 80 years of Rodgers & Hammerstein music in a landmark concert filmed at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, with songs from The Sound of Music, Carousel, South Pacific and Oklahoma!

The concert film features Joanna Ampil, Michael Ball, Maria Friedman, Daniel Dae Kim, Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Lucy St. Louis, Aaron Tveit, Marisha Wallace and Patrick Wilson and features a 40-piece orchestra.

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1994’s ‘Cemetery Man’ Among Horror Titles Due on Disc May 28 From Severin and MVD

A slew of horror films including Cemetery Man (1994) and the drama The Devil’s Honey (1986) are due on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Blu-ray Disc May 28 from Severin Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

Cemetery Man, an Italian horror film from director Michele Soavi, is available both on Blu-ray Disc and fully restored on 4K Ultra HD for the first time. In the film, Rupert Everett stars as cemetery watchman Francesco Dellamorte, tasked with dispatching the recently deceased when they rise from their graves. But when he falls in love with a beautiful young widow (Anna Falchi), will his resurrected lust for life become greater than his bond with death? François Hadji-Lazaro (The City of Lost Children) co-stars in the erotic romantic existential black comedy zombie gorefest, with a Soavi-approved 4K scan from the Cinecittà negative and more than three hours of special features, including new interviews with Soavi and Everett. Special features also include audio commentary by Soavi and screenwriter Gianni Romoli, an interview with actress Anna Falchi, and an archival making-of featurette.

Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker (1981), available on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD, is a violent, psychosexual grindhouse shocker directed by a veteran of “I Love Lucy” and starring a frequently shirtless former teen idol. Jimmy McNichol stars as an orphaned high-school student raised by his strangely overprotective aunt (Susan Tyrrell of Fat City fame) who becomes implicated in a grisly murder investigated by a psychotic police detective (Bo Svenson of Inglorious Bastards). Emmy nominee Julia Duffy (“Newhart”) and Bill Paxton (in one of his first film roles) co-star in this former DPP 39 Video Nasty — also known as Night Warning — with a new HD scan from the original camera negative and six hours of new and archival special features. Extras include audio commentary with McNichol; audio commentary with co-writer/producer Steve Breimer and co-writer Alan Jay Glueckman, moderated by Mondo Digital’s Nathaniel Thompson; audio commentary with co-producer and unit production manager Eugene Mazzola; “Extreme Prejudice,” an interview with Svenson; “Point and Shoot,” an interview with director of photography Robbie Greenberg; “Family Dynamics,” an interview with editor Ted Nicolaou; cast and crew interviews with actors McNichol, Susan Tyrrell and Steve Eastin, make-up artist Allan A. Apone, and producer Steve Breimer; the trailer; and a TV spot.

Available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time is Cathy’s Curse (1977) with the director’s cut and American ‘R’-rated release versions. In the film in 1947, a young girl is roasted alive in a car accident. Thirty years later, her grown brother returns to their childhood home with his mentally unstable wife and sweet daughter Cathy. When the dead aunt’s vengeful spirit possesses the child, it unleashes an unnerving nightmare of creepy mediums, demonic dolls, and plenty of sick ’70s foul-mouthed moppet mayhem. Both versions are scanned in 4K from the recently discovered negatives with more than two hours of special features. Extras include audio commentary by Fangoria contributor Brian Collins and filmmaker Simon Barrett (U.S. cut only); “Tricks and Treats,” an interview with director Eddy Matalon; “Cathy’s Daddy — Alan Scarfe Remembers Cathy’s Curse“; “Cathy & Mum,” an interview with actress Randi Allen and costume designer Joyce Allen; an introduction to the Cinematic Void/American Cinematheque screening by Brian Collins; theatrical trailers; and a booklet by Simon Barrett and Brian Collins.

Director Sergio Martino (All the Colors of the Dark) combines a monster reptile with an all-star Euro-cult cast for an Italian jungle carnage movie in The Great Alligator (1979), available on Blu-ray and on 4K Ultra HD for the first time. In the film, at the opening of a tropical resort, a photographer (Claudio Cassinelli of Slave of the Cannibal God), an anthropologist (Barbara Bach of The Spy Who Loved Me) and an arrogant hotelier (Mel Ferrer of Eaten Alive!) are besieged by hostile natives, obnoxious tourists and a gargantuan river beast that intends to devour them all. Romano Puppo (Robowar), Richard Johnson (Zombie) and Silvia Collatina (The House by the Cemetery) co-star in the film newly scanned in 4K from the original negative. Extras include “Down by the River,” an interview with director Sergio Martino; “Minou,” an interview with actress Silvia Collatina; “Beware of the Gator,” an interview with camera operator Claudio Morabito; “Later Alligator,” an interview with production designer Antonello Geleng; “Underwater,” an interview with underwater camera operator Gianlorenzo Battaglia; “3 Friends and an Alligator,” a discussion with cinematographer Giancarlo Ferrando, production designer Antonello Geleng and special effects supervisor Paolo Ricci; “Paradise House: Christianity and the Natural World in The Great Alligator,” a video essay By Lee Gambin, author of Massacred by Mother Nature; “Alligator Land,” in which Antonello Geleng shares original production drawings; and the trailer.

Finally, available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time is The Devil’s Honey (1986). Director Lucio Fulci takes on the erotic thriller genre and unleashes an onslaught of glossy depravity. Brett Halsey (Demonia), Corinne Cléry (The Story of O) and Blanca Marsillach (Flesh+Blood) star, and Stefano Madia (Body Count), Bernard Seray (Hell of the Living Dead) and Fulci himself co-star in this classic ’80s thriller (also known as Dangerous Obsession) about a young woman who abducts a doctor she holds responsible for the death of her boyfriend and subjects him to unspeakable acts. The film is scanned in 4K from the original negative. Extras include “Sax, Lies and Videotape,” a new interview with actress Blanca Marsillach; an archival audio interview with director Lucio Fulci by Michele Romagnoli; “The Devil’s Halsey,” an interview with actor Brett Halsey; “Wild Flower,” an interview with actress Corinne Cléry; “Producing Honey,” an interview with producer Vincenzo Salviani; “The Devil’s Sax,” an interview with composer Claudio Natili; Stephen Thrower, author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci, on The Devil’s Honey; “Fulci’s Honey,” an audio essay by Troy Howarth, author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films; an alternate opening; and the trailer.

‘The Talisman’ Among Westerns, Adventure on Tap May 7 on DVD From VCI and MVD

The Western The Talisman (1966), the Western compilation When Cowboys Were King Collection 2 (1930s) and the adventure Trail of the Royal Mounted (1931) are due on DVD May 7 from VCI Entertainment and MVD Entertainment Group.

In The Talisman, upon the aftermath of a wagon train massacre, two people are awakened by a raging thunderstorm, only to find they are the sole survivors of the mayhem. One is a Cheyenne warrior, the other a young white girl, both arch enemies in the present wars over territory and land. Upon discovering the girl is still alive, the warrior raises his knife to finish her off, but stops when he sees a Thunderbird appear in the sky above them. Feeling this is a sign he is to keep her alive and be her protector, the warrior takes on the task. The grateful girl accepts his help, but is still determined to reach her intended destination, which is to be united with her fiancée. When they cross paths with a group of white mountain men who promise to take her to her people, the warrior reluctantly lets her go with them, giving her his amulet, a Talisman, to protect her. But once she is out of the watchful eye of her Cheyenne protector, the poor girl soon finds that her newly found champions have nefarious intentions. Luckily, her protector is still nearby and senses something has gone awry. Written, produced and directed by John Carr (Fugitive Lovers, Death Wish Club), the film stars Ned Romero (“Star Trek”), Richard Thies (“Route 66”), Ray Browne (“The Avengers,” 1961), Jerald Cormier (Terror Circus) and Linda Hawkins.

In Trail of the Royal Mounted, a 10-chapter serial making its DVD debut, Jack Logan is the heir to half of a map to a hidden Indian mine. The trader and villain Jean Gregg sends his chief henchman Mack to make life difficult for Jack. Jack is aided in his quest by the heirs to the other half of the map: Helen Holt and her younger brother Billy, and by a uniformed mystery man known as “The Mystery Trooper.” The serial stars Robert Frazer (The Vampire Bat), Blanche Mehaffey (The Battling Orioles) and Al Ferguson (The Three Musketeers).

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In When Cowboys Were King Collection 2, VCI has put together a second offering of four films, starring some of the most popular cowboy stars of the 1930s, when cowboys were the kings of the Saturday matinee. Titles in this collection include: Rogue of the Range (1936) starring Johnny Mack Brown, Silver Spurs (1936), Stranger From Arizona (1938) and Spirit of the West (1932) starring Hoot Gibson. Special features include “Carrying the mail — Wally Wales”; the “Cisco Kid” color TV episode “Railroad Land Rush”; and “The Winning of the West —Battle of Adobe Walls.”

Action-Adventure ‘Sabotage’ Due on Blu-ray May 7 From MVD

The action adventure Sabotage will be released on Blu-ray Disc May 7 from MVD Entertainment Group in its MVD Rewind collection.

In the 1996 film, Colonel Michael Bishop’s (Mark Dacascos, John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum) last mission went horribly wrong — destroyed from within, sabotaged. His was the only body dragged from the ashes of a black operation that never happened. After years of recovery, Bishop thought he had escaped the Black Ops and he began a successful new life as a bodyguard to the rich and famous. He was the best, with skills most men died learning. But his past caught up with him. His clients began to die violently, at the same shadowy hand that conspired against his Black Op unit. Now he must go own one last mission to destroy the faceless men that run an army that doesn’t exist. From director Tibor Takács (The Gate), the film also stars Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix), Tony Todd (Candyman) and Graham Greene (Dances with Wolves).

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Special features include a new interview with actor Mark Dacascos; a new interview with actor Tony Todd; a Mark Dacascos trailer reel; double-sided artwork; and a collectible mini-poster.

‘An All Star Salute to Lee Greenwood’ Due on Blu-ray and DVD May 3 From MVD

MVD Entertainment Group will release An All Star Salute to Lee Greenwood on Blu-ray Disc and DVD May 3.

The program, from executive producers Kim Greenwood and Lee Greenwood, brings together musicians from various genres to honor international country music star Lee Greenwood, a Grammy award-winning artist who has topped the Billboard chart 7 times and achieved 20 top 10 singles.

The film features performances by Lee Greenwood, Dustin Lynch, Lee Brice, Michael Ray, Michael W. Smith plus The Isaacs, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tracy Lawrence, Big & Rich, Jamey Johnson, Gavin DeGraw, Scott Stapp of Creed, Crystal Gayle, Sam Moore plus T. Graham Brown, Larry Gatlin plus Debby Boone, Mark Wills, Home Free, The Frontmen, and Ty Herndon plus Janie Fricke.

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Throughout his career, Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on “I.O.U,” in 1985, and a multitude of other award nominations. His discography includes 22 studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits, and 38 singles including songs such as “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “Ring on Her Finger Time on Her Hands,” “She’s Lyin’,” “I Don’t Mind the Thorns If You’re the Rose,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going Going Gone” and “You Got a Good Love Comin’,” among others. His hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart shortly after 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s National Patriot’s Award and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours.

Horror Films ‘The Sect’ and ‘The Church’ Among Titles Due on Disc April 30 From Severin Films and MVD

Two horror films, The Sect and The Church; two Westerns, Hot Spur and The Scavengers; and the science-fiction fantasy Lola are due on disc April 30 from Severin Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

The Church (1989), due on 4K Ultra HD (April 30) and Blu-ray (May 7), is the second feature film — and first full collaboration with co-writer/producer/mentor Dario Argento — from writer/director Michele Soavi. In the film, in a Gothic cathedral built on the mass grave of a Teutonic purge, an ancient discovery by the new librarian releases an unholy maelstrom of madness, violence and demonic vengeance. Tomas Arana (The Sect), Feodor Chaliapin (Inferno), Hugh Quarshie (Nightbreed), Barbara Cupisti (Cemetery Man) and Asia Argento co-star in this Italian horror flick co-written by Franco Ferrini (Phenomena). The release features a Soavi-approved 4K scan from the original negative and more than three hours of special features, including new interviews with Soavi and Argento. Special features include “The Mystery of the Cathedrals,” an interview with director Michele Soavi; “Alchemical Possession,” and interview with co-screenwriter/producer Dario Argento; “The Eleventh Commandment,” an interview with co-screenwriter Franco Ferrini; “The Ghostwriter,” an interview with co-screenwriter Dardano Sacchetti; “Lotte,” an interview with actress Asia Argento; “Here Comes the Bride,” an interview with actress Antonella Vitale; “A Demon Named Evan,” an interview with actor Tomas Arana; “Father Giovanni,” an interview with actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice; “Monsters And Demons,” an interview with special FX artist Sergio Stivaletti; “Holy Ground,” an interview with make-up artist Franco Casagni; “Building The Church,” an interview with set designer Antonello Geleng; “The Right-Hand Man,” an interview with assistant director Claudio Lattanzi; “Return to the Land of the Demons,” an interview with Alan Jones, author of Profondo Argento; and the trailer.

The Sect (1991), available on 4K Ultra HD (April 30) and Blu-ray (May 7), is the third feature by director Michele Soavi and his second collaboration with producer/co-writer Dario Argento. In the film, as a global satanic cabal grows in ferocity, an unwitting young schoolteacher (Kelly Curtis, sister of Jamie Lee,  in her sole genre role) is chosen to deliver the ultimate evil. Herbert Lom (Count Dracula), Mariangela Giordano (Burial Ground) and Giovanni Lombardo Radice (The House on the Edge of the Park) co-star in the film, scanned in 4K from the original negative with more than three hours of special features including new interviews with Soavi and Argento. Special features include “Sympathy for the Devil,” an interview with director Michele Soavi; “(You’re The) Devil in Disguise,” an interview with co-screenwriter/producer Dario Argento; “Catacumba,” an interview with co-screenwriter Gianni Romoli; “Cult of Personality,” an interview with actor Tomas Arana; “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” an interview with actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice; “In the Shaded Area,” an interview with cinematographer Raffaele Mertes; “Four Times Argento,” an interview with composer Pino Donaggio; “Total Eclipse,” an interview with special FX artist Sergio Stivaletti; “Oh Well,” an interview with set designer Antonello Geleng; “The Birth of Evil,” an interview with film historian Fabrizio Spurio; “Into The Dark Well,” an interview with Alan Jones, author of Profondo Argento; “Catacomb in the Kitchen,” in which Michele Soavi shows his dark basement; the Italian trailer; and the U.S. release trailer.

Also due April 30 is Lola (2022) on Blu-ray Disc. It’s a science-fiction fantasy set in the year 1941, as brilliant U.K. sisters Thomasina (Emma Appleton of The Killing Kind) and Martha (Stefanie Martini of “Prime Suspect” 1973) have created a device that intercepts broadcasts from the future. Besides revealing the coming glories of rock & roll, the invention — which they call Lola — also allows them to alter the course of World War II. Will their unmaking of history provoke a lifetime of shocking consequences? Rory Fleck Byrne (This Is Going to Hurt) co-stars in the debut feature from director/co-writer Andrew Legge. Special features include audio commentary with co-writer/director Andrew Legge and producer Alan Maher; “The Making of Lola”; an outtake; the trailer; and two short films by Andrew Legge, The Girl With the Mechanical Maiden (2012) and The Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish (2005).

The Western Hot Spur (1968) is due on Blu-ray Disc April 30. Having struck gold with shockumentaries such as Ecco and Mondo Bizarro, producer Bob Cresse and writer/director Lee Frost applied their distinctive sleaze aesthetic to a revenge Western they advertised as “91 minutes of Freudian fury!” Joseph Mascolo (“Days of Our Lives”), Virginia Gordon (The Animal) and John Alderman (Trader Hornee) star in this infamous Olympic International film now scanned uncut in 4K from the recently rediscovered negative, with special features from the Something Weird archive that include the 1963 Frost/Cresse stripper epic Hollywood’s World of Flesh and the 1968 short The Casting Director, starring Bob Cresse and directed by David F. Friedman. Special features include audio commentary with Vinegar Syndrome’s Joe Rubin, Severin Films’ Andrew Furtado and Bob Cresse friend/former Something Weird GM Tim Lewis; a recently discovered audio discussion on Frost/Cresse by David F. Friedman and Something Weird founder Mike Vraney; Hollywood’s World of Flesh, an early Frost/Cresse feature (64 mins); The Casting Director, a rare short starring Bob Cresse, directed By David F. Friedman; the theatrical trailer; and a teaser.

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The Western The Scavengers (1969) is due on Blu-ray April 30. One year after Hot Spur changed exploitation cinema, writer/producer Bob Cresse and director Lee Frost fused their sex and violence template with the cultural chaos of 1969. In the film, when a renegade Confederate detachment invades a frontier town, they spark a rampage of sadism, racism, violation and vengeance. John Bliss (The Think With Two Heads), Maria Lease (Love Camp 7), Bruce Kimball (Drive-in Massacre) and Uschi Digard (Supervixens) star in the film, now scanned in 4K from the original camera negative recently discovered in a Paris lab and presented in both its unrated and ‘R’-rated release versions. Special features includes audio commentary with Vinegar Syndrome’s Joe Rubin, Severin Films’ Andrew Furtado and Temple of Schlock’s Chris Poggiali (unrated version only); theatrical trailers; and the “Our Family Album” promotional program replica.