Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Marian Dora Takes you on a sleazy Voyage to Agatis

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aka Reise nach Agatis

Director: Marian Dora

Cast: Thomas Goersch, Tatjana Müller, J. Lisa Dombrowski

Massacre Video / Region 1 / Unrated / 1.78:1 widescreen / Mono / 73 minutes

Extras: Rare On-Camera Interview with Director Marian Dora and Thomas Goersch / Four Short Films By Marian Dora / Stills Gallery / Reversible Cover / Trailers For Upcoming Massacre Video Releases / Theatrical Trailer

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Filmmaker Marian Dora is best known for the intensely gory and homoerotic film Cannibal, based on the German case of Armin Meiwes who met a man on the internet who wanted to let Meiwes fulfill his cannibalistic fantasies by sacrificing himself to him. A few years after Cannibal, Dora was approached to make a movie on a yacht. Now they had a location, but instead of having a story and complex plot, they would have a vague situation and build a movie on what would happen on this boat if this situation occurred. If you know anything about Dora's other movies, including Cannibal and Melancholie der Engel, you know that he just loves symbolism and with Voyage to Agatis, you get that in spades.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Welcome to Pete Walker's gory FRIGHTMARE

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aka Cover Up

Director: Pete Walker

Cast: Sheila Keith, Rupert Davies, Deborah Fairfax, Leo Genn, Kim Butcher

Redemption Films / Region A / Rated R / 1.66:1 widescreen / Mono / 86 minutes

Extras: "For The Sake Of Cannibalism," An Interview With Pete Walker, By Elijah Drenner / Audio Commentary By Director Pete Walker And DP Peter Jessop, Conducted By Steve Chibnall, Author Of "Making Mischief: The Cult Films Of Pete Walker" / "Sheila Keith: A Nice Old Lady?" A Profile Of The Late Actress, Featuring Interviews With Her Former Collaborators / Original Theatrical Trailer

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In her only film role, British TV actress Deborah Fairfax plays Jackie, the older sister in a fucked up family. Her mother murdered and cannibalized people 15 years ago and was institutionalized along with her complicit father and her younger sister Debbie is a hellion who runs with some nasty bikers. Now the parents have been released and are living on a farm where mom has started dabbling in doing tarot readings again, which is how she would lure her victims before.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sexcula Will Suck More Than Your Blood!

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Director: Bob Hollowich

Cast: Debbie Collins, Jamie Orlando, John Alexander, Tim Lowery, Marie McLeod, Bud Coal, David F. Hurry

Impulse Pictures / Region Free / Unrated / 1.33:1 Fullscreen / 2.0 Mono / 86 minutes

Extras: Theatrical trailer / Liner notes

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The 1970s and early '80s brought us some wonderfully weird adult cinema. Back then when you could still call them "films" without it being colloquial, porn filmmakers went balls-to-the-wall with storylines and a lot of the time the sex took a backseat to the nuttiness. That could definitely be said for the long-thought lost Canadian porn parody Sexcula which was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia (GO CANUCKS!). Bizarre doesn't begin to describe Bob Hollowich's (aka John Holbrook who went on to work as camera operator and director of photography on mainstream films) sex-filled gothic nod to the Universal Monsters, starring Marilyn Chambers lookalike Debbie Collins who only did this one movie.
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