Weekly Bloodlines for July 1st

Weekly Bloodlines for July 1st

Welcome back to another edition of the Bloodlines. Lot’s of good stuff to share with you, so let’s get right to it!


Like some of you, I am a bit of a collector of horror DVD’s and Blu-rays.  Over the past couple weeks two companies that I adore that have been dormant for way too long have finally announced some new products in the pipeline to (hopefully) be released this year!  Grindhouse Releasing has finally returned from a two year hiatus to announce a handful of new Blu-ray/DVD combo packs, starting with AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL and CORRUPTION both scheduled for a September 10th release date.  Grindhouse has also teased upcoming releases for THE SWIMMER, THE BIG GUNDOWN, GONE WITH THE POPE, and SCUM OF THE EARTH!  Also on the horizon are Blu-ray editions of some previous Grindhouse flicks like CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST and Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND!  So you know, I’m already saving my pennies as it could be an expensive second half of the year.

blue underground

Also returning from the grave is Blue Underground!  The quintessential cult classic distributor has finally announced three new titles that they are hard at work on releasing; SNUFF, MANIAC COP 2, and MANIAC COP 3: BADGE OF SILENCE!  Hopefully this is the start of another run of amazing releases from Mr. Lustig and all the fine folks at Blue Underground!

One of the most anticipated horror comedies of the year, HELL BABY, has finally released an official trailer, which you can check out above!  HELL BABY, a comedy scripted by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at The Museum, Reno 911!: Miami) marks their co-directing debut. Jack (Rob Corddry) and Vanessa (Leslie Bibb) are an expectant couple that moves into the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans — a house with a deadly demonic curse. Things soon spiral out of control for Jack and Vanessa, as well as their-not-so-helpful neighbor F’Resnel (Keegan-Michael Key), Vanessa’s friendly psychiatrist (Michael Ian Black), Vanessa’s Wiccan sister Marjorie (Riki Lindhome) and the detectives assigned to look into the rising body count (Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer). Only the Vatican’s elite exorcism team (Garant and Lennon) san save them — or can they?

Anchor Bay Entertainment has just unleashed the official trailer for THE DEMENTED, out July 30th!  THE DEMENTED follows six college friends as they meet up for a carefree weekend in a beautiful rural home. A terrorist missile attack in a nearby town infects much of the townspeople with a deadly virus that induces rabies-like symptoms…with devastating consequences. Ravenous and fast, the infected townspeople turn their sights on the vacation home where the friends are gathered…and are now barricaded. How long can they hide? Even with the infected “sleeping” in the streets, can they make their escape? If so, to what?

street trash

I’m gonna wrap up today’s edition with a handful of news pertaining to Synapse/Impulse Pictures releases.  First up on the list, is letting all of you in the New York City area know of a special screening of STREET TRASH with director Roy Frumkes in attendance!  The screening is on Wednesday, July 10th at the St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, the very neighborhood that the gory classic was filmed in!  This special screening is sponsered by Metal Sucks and The Austerity Project.  While we all patiently wait for good news on the upcoming Blu-ray release from Synapse, if you can you should try to check out this classic movie in an intimate setting!  For more information, check out the Metal Sucks website.

Odd Angry Shot

Firing your way on Blu-ray and DVD, August 13, 2013!

Another powerhouse from the mighty continent of Australia!  Tom Jeffrey’s 1979 action/adventure classic, THE ODD ANGRY SHOT!

Tom Jeffrey’s THE ODD ANGRY SHOT is set in the late 1960s during the brutal war Australians shared with the United States: the struggle for Vietnam.

Harry (Graham Kennedy), a hard-edged Special Air Service Corporal, meets a new company of soldiers during his second tour in Vietnam. There’s the naïve Bill (John Jarratt), the easygoing Bung (John Hargreaves), the blunt Rogers (Bryan Brown), the pragmatic Dawson (Graeme Blundell), and the youthful and innocent Scott (Ian Gilmour). Because of their training as professional soldiers from Australia’s toughest Army unit, these men believe they can deal with any situation. They pass the time playing practical jokes, getting into drunken brawls and humoring themselves to keep their minds off the war. But, when the first “odd angry shot” rings out, and an enemy mortar barrage hits their camp causing many casualties, the men realize their protective shield of humor is no defense at all against the harsh realities of armed combat.

Special Features:

• Audio Commentary featuring
Producer/Director Tom Jeffrey, Producer Sue Milliken, and Actor Graeme Blundell

• “Stunts Down Under” with Buddy Joe Hooker – Featurette

• Original Theatrical Trailer

• Reversible alternate cover

impulse pictures



NURSE DIARY: WICKED FINGER points the way to desire!

Ryoko (Etsuko Hara) leaves the chaos of her dorm for the peace and quiet of her own place because she wants to keep her relationship with a doctor at Murata Hospital a secret. Unfortunately, that privacy is short-lived as she discovers a “peeping tom” next-door neighbor that spies on her all the time. When the doctor’s wife learns of the affair, poor Ryoko gets caught in a web of jilted lovers, frisky lesbians, slapstick sexual assault and embarrassing incidents with household appliances. The first film in Nikkatsu’s three picture “Nurse Diary” series, NURSE DIARY: WICKED FINGER is a strange mix of comedy, nudity and sex with an oh-so-crazy plot that will have you shaking your head in disbelief!

HORNY WORKING GIRL: FROM 5 TO 9 will have you working overtime!

A woman named Chieko Kuwano (the beautiful Junko Asahina) is hired as an assistant manager at a large corporate office in Japan. She’s smart, sexy, and willing to do almost anything for her sex-starved new boss but, since he’s married, his deviant behavior makes her uncomfortable. Fed up with the boss and his perverted ways, the ladies in the building band together to plot their own special kind of revenge… but only after they have a lesbian three-way slumber party, of course! HORNY WORKING GIRL: FROM 5 TO 9 will have your libido working overtime!

Both Nikkatsu releases will be available on July 9th.

schoolgirl report

SCHOOLGIRL REPORT VOL. 10: Every Girl Starts Sometime makes learning fun!

A classroom discussion about “legislation and morals” leads to some all-new sexy stories with the popular SCHOOLGIRL REPORT cuties. This all-new volume of the popular German erotic series will have you laughing in your seat and unable to stand up (if you know what we mean).

A high school teacher is accused of assaulting the young Susanne while personally tutoring her, but the truth is much crazier than fiction in this pants-swelling tale. Inga is very shy about sex, but loves to only touch herself. Little does she know, as she begins her search for the ultimate encounter, that she’ll end up in a room full of horny men with plans all their own! In the third story, a pool party turns into an illicit affair for one boy who, on a dare, tries to seduce his girlfriend’s mother… but the secretive girlfriend has a shocking hidden agenda. In what may be the craziest story yet in a SCHOOLGIRL REPORT film, a young couple fool a family by staging an entire “Exorcist” scenario to have sex, with the boyfriend being the religious savior and the girl as the “demonically possessed” innocent! And in the final story, a young schoolgirl becomes the mistress of a much older man but, when his wife finds out, all hell breaks loose.

Look for SCHOOLGIRL REPORT VOL. 10 on August 13th.

Another big update so I’m gonna cut it right there, but I will be back later this week with another batch of smaller films to share with you all!  Till next time….

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Matt has been a fan of horror films since his first trip to the video store when he was transfixed by classic vhs cover art. Now he primarily enjoys films from the grindhouse era of the 70's and 80's, but holds a soft spot in in his heart for low budget flicks.

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