Thursday, September 12, 2013

MOVIE NOOSE REEL: EXPLOITATION AND B-MOVIE FEST

The latest offerings at OLDIES.com include a monster-size portion of exploitation and B-movie fare. If you're hungry for the table scraps of the film world, Oldies is the site to sidle up to the counter and place your order.


HANDS OF A STRANGER
DVD-R Details
  • ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.78:1
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1962
  • Label: Warner Bros.
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Starring
Paul Lukather
Performer:
Barry Gordon & Sally Kellerman
Directed by
Newt Arnold
Screenwriting by
Newt Arnold
Composition by
Richard LaSalle
Description:
After a car accident mangles acclaimed concert pianist Vernon Paris's (James Noah) hands, an ambitious doctor (Paul Lukather) replaces them with those of a cadaver. But rather than be grateful that he may again play the piano some day, Paris is enraged -- as is his obsessively attentive sister (Joan Harvey). Worse still, his new hands compel Paris to go on a seemingly unstoppable killing spree.

TORMENTED
DVD-R Details
  • ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.78:1
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 10 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1960
  • Label: Warner Bros.
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Starring
Richard Carlson
Performer:
Susan Gordon & Joe Turkel
Directed by
Bert I. Gordon
Edited by
John A. Bushelman
Screenplay by
George Worthing Yates
Composition by
Albert Glasser
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo
Art Direction by
Gabriel Scognamillo
Story by
Bert I. Gordon
Produced by
Bert I. Gordon
Description:
Richard Carlson stars in this thrill-fest as a man haunted by a nagging conscience and a dead lover! Jazz pianist Tom Stewart (Carlson) is headed for Carnegie Hall -- right after he marries his lovely fiancee Meg (Lugene Sanders). But when Vi Mason (Juli Reding), a lounge singer Tom rejected, shows up at the island lighthouse where Tom practices, she insists that no one will marry Tom but her. After she accidentally falls over a railing to her death, Vi returns as a ghost bent on revenge. Slowly, Tom loses his grip on reality, and it's a matter of time before tragedy strikes again. 



UNSEEN
DVD Features:
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1980
  • Label: Scorpion Records
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Starring
Barbara Bach & Sydney Lassick
Performer:
Stephen Furst, Karen Lamm & Lelia Goldoni
Directed by
Danny Steinmann
Edited by
Jonathon Braun
Screenplay by
Danny Steinmann
Composition by
Michael J. Lewis
  Description:
This tale of terror twists its way through violence, and strangely eerie events.

THE BITCH 
DVD Features:
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: Trinity Home Ent
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Starring
Joan Collins & Ian Hendry
Performer:
John Ratzenberger, Kenneth Haigh & Sue Lloyd
Directed by
Gerry O'Hara
  Description:
A sexy, debauched divorcee stops at nothing to satiate her favorite recreational desires.

MONSTERS MADNESS & MAYHEM 
DVD Features:
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Highland Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Stereo - English
  Description:
This 3-DVD set features five documentaries on monsters, witches, and other strange phenomena. Titles include THE DEVIL, WITCHES, CREATURES, SUPERSTITION, and HALLOWEEN, which attempts to trace the origins of the darkest of all holidays.

SHANDRA THE JUNGLE GIRL
DVD Features:
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Surrender
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Starring
Lisa Throw & Mia
Performer:
Drake Tatum, Burke Morgan, David Christensen & Lisa Comshaw
Directed by
Sybil Richards
Screenwriting by
Earl Kenton
Composition by
Wayne Scott Joness
Produced by
Pat Siciliano
  Description:
Four scientists journey to the Brazilian jungle in search of the fabled Shandra, a sexy but savage she-creature who pleasures her victims to death.

TEN LITTLE INDIANS
DVD Features:
  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1965
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono 1.0 English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Trailer Gallery
    • Featurette: Vintage Featurette Whodunit
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Starring
Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton & Fabian
Performer:
Wilfrid Hyde-White, Leo Genn, Stanley Holloway, Daliah Lavi, Dennis Price, Mario Adorf & Fabian
Directed by
George Pollock
Edited by
Peter Boita
Screenplay by
Peter Yeldham & Harry Alan Towers
Original story by
Agatha Christie
Composition by
Malcolm Lockyer
Cinematography by
Ernest Steward
Produced by
Harry Alan Towers
  Description:
Another version of Agatha Christie's masterpiece of mystery.

A BAY OF BLOOD 
DVD Features:
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 24 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1971
  • Label: Kino Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All The Colors Of The Dark
    • Alternate European release version (Italian with optional English subtitles)
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Trailers of other Bava films
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Italian
    • Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Starring
Claudine Auger & Luigi Pistilli
Performer:
Isa Miranda, Laura Betti & Leopoldo Trieste
Directed by
Mario Bava
Edited by
Carlo Reali
Screenplay by
Mario Bava, Filippo Ottoni & Giuseppe Zaccariello
Composition by
Stelvio Cipriani
Cinematography by
Mario Bava
Produced by
Giuseppe Zaccariello
Entertainment Reviews:
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2011
"[T]his is one of the genre's defining entries....Few American filmmakers matched Bava's visual brio."
  Description:
Though most do not watch Mario Bava films for their tightly constructed plots, this film still provided much of the inspiration for the first two FRIDAY THE 13TH films, as well as some of the actual scenes. The plot hinges on a bunch of murderous relatives who are all competing to inherit the estate of the matron of the family, which is mainly the bayside resort at which they are staying. However, a gaggle of teens show up and see a bit too much and, well, it becomes the BAY OF BLOOD...

FIVE DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON
DVD Features:
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 21 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1970
  • Label: Kino Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio Commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark
    • Trailers of other Bava films
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Starring
Teodoro Corra & William Berger
Performer:
Edwige Fenech, Howard Ross & Maurice Poli
Directed by
Mario Bava
Edited by
Mario Bava
Composition by
Piero Umiliani
Cinematography by
Antonio Rinaldi
Product Description:
Industrialist George Stark (Teodoro Corra) invites a small group of wealthy friends to his private island for a weekend of relaxation and light business. He wants them to meet the brilliant chemist Gerry Farrell (William Berger) who has invented a new chemical process. Against his wishes, Farrell is engaged in business discussions revolving around millions of dollars worth of investment. As each of the potential investors goes behind each other's back, fear and mistrust grow, particularly once the guests begin turning up dead.

FRANKENHOOKER
DVD Details
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1990
  • Label: Synapse Films
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Starring
James Lorinz & Louise Lasser
Performer:
Patty Mullen, Heather Hunter, Charlotte Helmkamp, Beverly Bonner, Shirley Stoler & Louise Lasser
Directed by
Frank Henenlotter
Edited by
Kevin Tent
Screenwriting by
Frank Henenlotter
Produced by
James Glickenhaus & Edgar Ievins
Director of Photography:
Bob Baldwin
  Description:
From Frank Henenlotter, the creator of the BASKET CASE trilogy and BRAIN DAMAGE, comes FRANKENHOOKER, a gory horror-comedy twist on the Frankenstein legend. When Jeffrey Franken's fianc?e is chopped to pieces by the blades of a remote-controlled lawnmower, he uses his dubious medical knowledge to try to bring her back to life. He reassembles his beloved Elizabeth using the body parts of New York City's finest prostitutes, and resurrects her during a heavy lightning storm. Unfortunately for Jeffrey, his dear Elizabeth's brain is scrambled and she runs amok on 42nd Street, turning tricks and bringing high-voltage death to her customers! Synapse Films is proud to present the uncut version of FRANKENHOOKER in an all-new transfer created from original vault materials and digitally re-mastered 5.1 surround sound!

7 SINS OF THE VAMPIRE 
DVD-R Details
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Color and Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released:
  • Label: Alpha Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Starring
Al Darago, Mark Wenger, Rita Weidinger, Ed Dilley & George Stover
Directed by
Doug Ulrich & Mark Mackner
Description:
Alluring vampire women infest an urban jungle, posing as hookers to lure their prey and then tearing out their hearts - and sometimes other, more private parts!
Veteran police detective Groper and his rookie partner Slimski are assigned to investigate a bizarre series of murders - corpses found completely drained of blood with the hearts ripped from the chest. Tragedy strikes close to home when Slimski's teenage sister becomes the killers' latest victim. A hot lead brings the lawmen to an abandoned house where the vampire hookers dwell. In a final onslaught of horror, the two cops face an army of bloodthirsty monsters, and must fight a desperate battle for their own survival.
Classmates at Baltimore's Patterson High School, Doug Ulrich and Al Darago reunited a decade after graduation and began making a string of horror movies. The casts were a mix of friends, relatives and local actors and they were shot on sub-shoestring budgets. 7 Sins of the Vampire was shot in nearby Dundalk, Maryland in the summer of 2002 and unreleased 'til now. Their final fright flick, it puts the ho' in horror with it's mad combination of streetwalking "glampires," grunge, gore, S&M and humor.
Bonus content includes "Making of 7 Sins of the Vampire, makeup effects and screen test.
Also includes The Devilish Desire of Dario Dragani (2012, B&W), directed by Mark Mackner.


FLIRTATION
DVD Features:
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 16 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1934
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Starring
Ben Alexander, Franklin Pangborn & Jeanette Loff
Directed by
Leo Birinski
Description:
A young farmer, Dudley Jones and his mischievous mutt, Corky, take a train trip to New York. Dudley meets up with beautiful burlesque dancer, Nancy, a financially independent young woman who lives alone. Nancy tells Dudley that her mother is under the impression she is newly wed with a baby, so when a letter arrives announcing Mom's imminent visit, Nancy is thrown for a loop. Desperate to prevent her mother from finding out the truth, Nancy convinces Dudley to pose as her husband and borrows the neighbor's baby to pass off as their own.
Although she never acquired stardom, Idaho native Jeanette Loff possessed remarkable musical talent and considerable allure. She appeared in over a dozen films before her untimely death at the age of 35. Beginning his career as a child actor in films by the likes of Cecil B. DeMille and D. W. Griffith, Ben Alexander went on to star in a number of movies, including All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), and eventually TV, playing Officer Frank Smith on Dragnet and Desk Sgt. Dan Briggs on Felony Squad. Director Leo Birinski was primarily a screenwriter who is best known for his work on Mata Hari (1931) starring Greta Garbo and The Gay Desperado (1936) with Ida Lupino.

BONUS: Everything's Ducky (1934), starring Bobby Clark, Paul McCullough, Eddie Gribbon, Joyce Compton.


BRAIN OF BLOOD
DVD Features:
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1971
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Starring
Grant Williams, Kent Taylor, Angelo Rossitto & Reed Hadley
Performer:
John Bloom, Regina Carrol & Kent Taylor
Directed by
Al Adamson
Description by OLDIES.com:
In 1971 Kane Lynn, head of Hemisphere Pictures needed a horror film to follow the hit Beast of Blood. In stepped Sam Sherman, a partner in Independent-International Pictures Corp., offering to produce a super-fast low budget follow-up. With the blessing of Kane's former partner Eddie Romero, Sherman and Al Adamsom were hired to create Brain of Blood. Shot by Adamson in an amazing eight days, they were able to convince many that this was a Philippine sequel to Romero's Blood Island series by avoiding filming locations that could be identified as Hollywood and appropriating the music score from Mad Doctor Of Blood Island.
Familiar faces reappear including veteran actor Kent Taylor, whose long film career included a role in Death Takes A Holiday (1934) but is best remembered as TV's Boston Blackie. Taylor had appeared in Independent- International's Satan's Sadists, Brides Of Blood and others. He is joined by Grant Williams (The Incredible Shrinking Man - 1957) and Sherman's favorite evil dwarf, Angelo Rossitto who was a veteran of Tod Browning's Freaks as well as Bela Lugosi classics The Corpse Vanishes, Scared To Death, Spooks Run Wild, and had appeared in the Independent-International hit, Dracula Vs. Frankenstein. They are joined by beloved Hollywood veteran Reed Hadley (Zorro's Fighting Legion and star of TVs' "Racket Squad").
A hideous monster on a deadly rampage, a blood-spattered, horrific medical procedure by a mad doctor, and an all-star cast created a cult drive-in horror classic!
BONUS content includes original trailer, commentary track by Samuel M. Sherman and photo gallery.
Product Description:
A politician has his demented brain transplanted into the body of the local village idiot (who also happens to be badly deformed). Not pleased with his new body, he launches a campaign of random vengeance.

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