While Halloween isn’t quite over yet that doesn’t stop your local big box store from stocking all your holiday cheer bright and early. Hey, we let them put up Halloween decorations and costumes in August, let them eat cake. With that in mind we are very proud to bring to you some noise of that is sure to inspire Christmas cheer. Danger After Dark is partnering with Mondo Macbro. That’s like getting to sneak a peak in your stocking a whole two months early. They’re first joint release, Don’t Open Till Christmas. This film has desperately needed an overhaul and proper DVD release. We’ll have a full review up soon which will help you better appreciate both the film and this release. Having just watched this on VHS and loving every Yuletide second of it, I hope you get your fingers on the “order” button this holiday season. Notes below from Danger After Dark and Mondo.
1984’s UK-slasher horror “DON’T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS”
re-mastered and completely uncut!
(New York; October 27, 2011) DANGER AFTER DARK is proud to announce that it will be the exclusive North American distributor for UK-based MONDO MACABRO, the film label dedicated to “the wild side of world cinema.” To celebrate this momentous partnership, MONDO MACABRO presents the holiday release of “DON’T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS,” the classic British slasher that was heavily cut at the time of its release – now re-mastered in HD and uncut for the first time ever with over 70 minutes of extras! The “ho-ho-ho horror” slays your DVD collection when it streets December 6, 2011 with a S.R.P. of $24.99. Check out the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/31094985
“DANGER AFTER DARK is excited to bring one of the premiere, specialty film labels into our distribution family, “ says Derek Curk, President of Danger After Dark . “MONDO MACABRO’s fearless dedication to finding, preserving and unleashing unconventional, provocative movies fits DANGER AFTER DARK’sdrive to provide an outlet for MONDO, to get their films to their very loyal fan-base.”
“MONDO MACABRO and DANGER AFTER DARK have had a relationship for years and it’s a great pleasure for us to cement that with a distribution deal, “ says Andy Starke, President of UK-basedMONDO MACABRO. “ It’s fantastic to have found a home at a company that is not only knowledgeable about cult, underground and alternative cinema – but are fans too”
“DON’T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS,” directed by and starring Edmund Purdom, celebrates Christmas time in London – a season of good will to all men and full of joyous celebrations, quality family time and luxurious presents. This year, it’s also time for a masked maniac to be let loose on the streets. His intended victims are chosen at random but they all have one thing in common: they are dressed in the flowing white beard and bright red robes of Santa Claus! With fourteen Santa Clauses already dead and only three killing days left until Christmas, the police are baffled as the horrific death toll continues to rise. From the producers of “Pieces” and “Slaughter High,” this rarely-seen flick features very graphic and disturbing violence – including castration, mutilation – and some phenomenal nudity, courtesy of Pat Astley (Mr. Grace’s nurse from “Are You Being Served?”). Suffice it to say, your holidays will never be the same again!
- Brand new anamorphic transfer from original negative.
- 52-minute “Making of… Don’t Open Till Christmas” documentary.
- Documentary about producer Dick Randall.
- Extensive Production Notes.
- MONDO MACABRO previews.
Founded by Pete Tombs and Andy Starke, MONDO MACABRO‘s library unabashedly celebrates cinematic weirdness and strives to find the best cult, alternative and underground films reveling in sex, violence, midget assassins and out-there cinema from all over the world! From the alluring, “Strip-Tease” starring Velvet Underground’s Nico vamping it up to music by Serge Gainsbourg to the pink and pink-inspired films like Yasuharu Hasebe’s” Assault! Jack the Ripper” and Elwood Perez’s sapphic-flavored “Silip, Daughters of Eve” or the over-the-top , late-Eighties sci-fi/actioner “Lady Terminator,” you’ll never know what surprises, shocks and delights await you, when you enter MONDO MACABRO‘s world.
1984, Run Time: 84 min., Color, NTSC, Mono, 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1), English, Unrated S.R.P: $24.99; Street date: December 6 , 2011Experience a world of weird at your fingertips and check out MONDO MACABRE’s films at:
Official website: www.MondoMacabroDVD.com
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