Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Details: Mondo Macabro's SYMPTOMS Red Box Limited Edition

José Ramón Larraz's (Vampyres, Black Candles) film SYMPTOMS was highly praised at the Cannes Film Festival in 1974 before falling into obscurity shortly after. Mondo Macabro has now "found" this dark, atmospheric film that was once one of the UK’s top 75 “lost films” and rescued it from obscurity, giving it a brand new high-definition transfer from the original film negative. The initial release will be one of Mondo Macabro's very collectible Red Box Limited Editions (of 1000) that will contain an extra DVD featuring a 2-hour interview with Larraz and a booklet with an essay from Writer/Critic Samm Deighan.

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Helen, who lives alone, invites her new friend Anne to stay with her in a lonely house, lost in the English countryside. The house, the woods that surround it and the figures fleetingly glimpsed through its windows, all seem imbued with a deep sense of mystery. Helen appears to be hiding a secret and the more Anne tries to uncover it, the deeper she is pulled into its dark heart.
  • Larraz on Larraz! Bonus DVD featuring a two-hour long archival interview with Jose Ramon Larraz! - Conducted in the late 90s and used as the basis for the Larraz episode of UK TV show Eurotika! (included as an extra on the main disc), the majority of this career-spanning interview has never been seen before.
  • Exclusive booklet featuring a brand new essay from Writer/Critic Samm Deighan! – Samm is the editor of the Satanic Pandemonium blog, co-host of the Daughters of Darkness podcast, and the assistant web editor for excellent horror magazine Diabolique. She has contributed to Fangoria, Paracinema, and the book Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s, and is currently writing a book about WWII and cult cinema.
  • The 2011 documentary on Jose Larraz, ON VAMPYRES AND OTHER SYMPTOMS, a film by Celia Novis
  • FROM BARCELONA TO TUNBRIDGE WELLS, a 1999 TV documentary on Larraz, part of the EUROTIKA! series
  • New interviews with stars Angela Pleasence and Lorna Heilbron and editor Brian Smedley-Aston
  • Newly commissioned cover art by Gilles Vranckx

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