From cult Spanish filmmaker JosÃ© RamÃ³n Larraz (Vampyres, Symptoms) comes this long-neglected late 80s slasher classic, finally unleashed on Blu-ray for the first time ever! The rural community of Paddock County is being rocked by the crazed exploits of an axe-wielding psychopath, who stalks the night in a black trenchcoat and mask. As the victims pile up, the authorities attempt to keep a lid on the situation, whilst computer whizz-kid Gerald and girlfriend Lillian seek to unmask the killer before the town population reaches zero. Nominally set in Northern California but shot primarily in Madrid, giving the film an off-kilter, American/European atmosphere akin to the likes of Pieces, Edge of the Axe is a late entry hack-and-slash masterpiece from one of the titans of Spanish terror. Special Edition Contents: Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative English and Spanish language versions of the feature Original uncompressed mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack Newly translated English subtitles for the Spanish soundtrack Brand new audio commentary with actor Barton Faulks Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues Newly-filmed interview with actor Barton Faulks The Pain in Spain - a newly-filmed interview with special effects and make-up artist Colin Arthur Image Gallery Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes
A film by JosÃ© RamÃ³n Larraz The official British Palme d'Or entry at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, Symptoms is a sophisticated modern gothic horror film exploring the themes of sexual repression and psychosis. Larraz's dark and stylish film tells of a young woman (Lorna Heilbron) who is invited by her girlfriend (Angela Pleasence) to stay at her remote English country mansion. Events take a disturbing turn when a menacing groundkeeper (Peter Vaughan) interrupts their time together, and a woman's body is found in the mansion's lake. Other than a limited theatrical release and a late-night screening on British television in the early 80s, Larraz's film has slipped into obscurity, and the original negative was long thought lost, assuring it a place in the BFI's Most Wanted' list. Following the rediscovery of the original negatives in 2014, the dark delights of Symptoms can finally be experienced again in this new restoration, undertaken by the Belgian Cinematek. Extras: Newly restored in 2k On Vampyres and other Symptoms (Celia Novis, 2011, 74 mins): Feature-length documentary about director JosÃ© RamÃ³n Larraz focusing on two of his most acclaimed films, Vampyres and Symptoms From Barcelona to Tunbridge Wells: The Films of JosÃ© Larraz (Andrew Starke & Pete Tombs, 1999, 24 mins) Interview with Angela Pleasence (2016): Interview with the film's star Interview with Lorna Heilbron (2016): Interview with the film's co-star Interview with Brian Smedley-Aston (2016): Interview with the film's editor Original theatrical trailer Illustrated booklet with new writing by Vanity Celis and full film credits
An old, dark house... A maniac on the loose... An orgy of bloodlust! All the hallmarks of late master of Spanish macabre JosÃ© RamÃ³n Larraz (Edge of the Axe, Vampyres) are present and correct in 1990's Deadly Manor - the final horror movie from one of the genre's most unheralded filmmakers. Whilst en route to a lake, a group of youngsters make an unscheduled stop-off at a remote, seemingly abandoned mansion where they plan to spend the night. But the property is full of foreboding signs - a blood-stained car wreck in the garden, coffins in the basement, scalps in the closet, and photographs of a beautiful but mysterious woman adorning every corner of the house. Before daybreak, the group will unwittingly uncover the strange and terrifying truth that lurks behind the walls of this dreadful place. The last in a trio of transcontinental slice-and-dice co-productions helmed by Larraz towards the end of the 80s (all of which which he directed under the anglicized moniker of Joseph Braunstein), Deadly Manor - released on VHS in the US under the title Savage Lust - is a fitting capper to the director's prolific career in fear, now finally unearthed for the first time on Blu-ray. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Brand new audio commentary with Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan Newly-filmed interview with actress Jennifer Delora Making a Killing - a newly-filmed interview with producer Brian Smedley-Aston Extract from an archival interview with Jose Larraz Original Savage Lust VHS trailer Image Gallery Original Script and Shooting Schedule (BD-ROM content) Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais (TO BE REVEALED) FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by author John Martin
Fran (Marianne Morris) and Miriam (Anulka Dziubinska) are two beautiful bisexual female vampires who by night roam the English countryside posing as hitchhikers in order to lure unsuspecting men back to their remote country estate where they have sex with their victims before feasting on their blood and killing them. Disposing of the bodies in a series of faked car crashes they leave the local police baffled by what appears to be a mysterious spate of accidents. Discovering she
Never before have these 5 vampire movies been available together in one collection! A great collector's box set of some of the best vampire movies around. The box comes packaged in a superb limited edition 'blood pouch'; something to really get your teeth into! Near Dark (Dir. Kathryn Bigelow 1987) (2 Discs): When country boy Caleb Colton (Adrian Pasdar) meets the pretty and enigmatic Mae (Jenny Wright) he immediately falls for her angelic charms. Equally enamoured Mae agrees to go for a ride in Caleb's truck where despite Mae's apparent apprehension and urgency to get back home before sunrise the pair make out. During their romantic interlude Mae gives Caleb a nip on the neck before mysteriously disappearing into the night. Alone and slightly confused by the time dawn breaks Caleb is suffering from severe stomach cramps and a serious aversion to sunlight. While struggling to make his way back to his father's farm he is abducted by a group of strangers in a motorhome. The kidnappers turn out to be Mae's family a band of vampires who intend to feast on Caleb before he turns into one of them... Dracula (Dir. Roger Young 2002) (Miniseries): A television adaptation of Bram Stoker's oft-filmed classic. Headed by the brash young American investment banker Jonathan Harker (Hardy Kr''ger Jr.) and his fianc'' Mina (Stefania Rocca) a group of young adventurers are seeking new opportunities in Budapest. When the mysterious Count Tepes (Patrick Bergin) summons Jonathan to his castle in Romania for an important deal little does the banker know what horror he is about to unleash upon the world. Nosferatu (Dir. Werner Herzog 1979): It is 1850 in the beautiful perfectly kept town of Wismar. Jonathan Harker (Bruno Ganz) is about to leave on a long journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalise real estate arrangements with a wealthy nobleman. His wife Lucy (Isabel Adjani) begs him not to go and is troubled by a strong premonition of danger. Despite her warnings Jonathan arrives four weeks later at a large gloomy castle. Out of the mist appears a pale wraith-like figure with a shaven head and deep sunken eyes who identifies himself as Count Dracula (Klaus Kinski) The events that transpire slowly convince Harker that he is in the midst of a vampire. What he doesn't know however is the magnitude of danger he his wife and his town are about to experience as victims of the Nosferatu. Directed by Werner Herzog a leading figure in German Cinema's 'new wave' of the 1970's Nosferatu is widely recognised as one of the finest films of the vampire genre. A homage to F. W. Murnau's 1922 original Herzog's Nosferatu is driven towards tragedy and visual splendour rather than the gory bloodfests of later remakes. Herzog's frequent leading man and eccentric live wire Klaus Kinski gives a sensational performance as the eerie goblin-like Dracula. Vampires: Out For Blood (Dir. Richard Brandes 2004: In the seedy world of underground raves people are vanishing without trace. Detective Hank Holten (Kevin Dillon) is the only one who knows the terrible truth: vampires are preying on the young party-goers! Vampyres (aka Daughters Of Dracula) (Dir. Jose Ramon Larazz 1974): Fran (Marianne Morris) and Miriam (Anulka Dziubinska) are two beautiful bisexual female vampires who by night roam the English countryside posing as hitchhikers in order to lure unsuspecting men back to their remote country estate where they have sex with their victims before feasting on their blood and killing them. Disposing of the bodies in a series of faked car crashes they the local police baffled by what appears to be a mysterious spate of accidents...
The classic horror story follows a cast of attractive youngsters on a camping trip to a remote wooded area. Joined by a mysterious hitchhiker the group take shelter from a storm in an aging mansion. Mystery piles upon mystery.... until the deaths begin.
Coming Of Sin
Titles Comprise: Rectuma: Gross out comedy about Waldo Williams who on returning from a holiday in Tijuana finds that he has been infected by the Mexican Butthumping Bullfrog causing him plenty of pain and a whole lot more gas. After visiting a scientist Waldo finds that his backside has started glowing green with radiation and it's not long before his rear end takes on a life of its own detaching itself from the rest of his body to go on a killing spree leaving tracks wherever it goes and incriminating Waldo in the murders. But being framed as a murderer is the least of Waldo's problems as his rear grows Godzilla-big and wages all out war against Los Angeles! The Vampire Night Orgy: A bus breaks down in the Transylvanian mountains leaving a group of travellers stranded in a lonely village. At first everything appears normal but soon things are not what they seem. Just who is the beautiful enigmatic countess and what was the meat served up for the evening meal? Why does no-one want the travellers to leave? Murder In A Blue World: Low-budget Spanish sci-fi thriller set in a dystopian future world where gangs of depraved sadists roam the streets forcing honest citizens to stay behind locked doors. The government tries to fight back by conducting sinister mind-control experiments but as the violence rages a mysterious nurse appears and seems to offer salvation to those condemned to die. Dubbed English version. The Coming Of Sin: When Triana a wild gypsy orphan comes to stay with the beautiful but lonely Lorna the pair of them soon embark upon a passionate affair. But Triana has many secrets and is plagued by dark fantasies (expressed in a series of shockingly surreal dream sequences) which cause the relationship to develop in a bizarre and unpredictable fashion. Directed by Jose Ramon Larraz the man behind the cult classic Vampyres.
Directed by Jose Ramon Larraz (Vampyres) this is Eurotrash cinema at its best. Lorna is a beautiful woman living all alone with only her books and paintings for company. Then one day Triana a wild dark haired gypsy girl comes to stay with her. Soon the pair are lovers. But Triana has a dark secret that manifests itself in frightening dreams of domination and humiliation. Unable to resist the strange passions that consume her Lorna finds herself sucked deeper and deeper into the whirlpool that surrounds her strange lover. A stunning tale of lust and licence from cult director Jose 'Vampyres' Larraz.
Deadly Manor: The classic horror story follows a cast of attractive youngsters on a camping trip to a remote wooded area. Joined by a mysterious hitchhiker the group take shelter from a storm in an aging mansion. Mystery piles upon mystery.... until the deaths begin. The Initiation: From an early age Kelly (Zuniga) has been plagued by a recurring nightmare in which a man appears to be burnt alive. Now a young woman at college Kelly must take part in an initiation prank that will turn out to have deadly consequences... Fear Runs Silent: Kerry Johnson's spirit as been broken by the ordeals of living in a twisted broken home. Her science teacher Mr. Hill convinces her that the best escape from her nightmare is to join the annual field trip. But none of her domestic nightmares can compare to what she and her classmates will experience when they penetrate the deepest layer of the forest. Out of the darkness comes something so terrifying and bloodthirsty that neither Mr. Hill's hi-tech electronic gadgets nor the county sheriff could ever hope to save them. The unseen presence hunts the teenagers relentlessly and ruthlessly forcing Kerry and her friends to summon every ounce of courage they possess to overcome their fear of the unknown and make it back out of the forest alive.
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