Remember when you just enjoyed watching film trailers. Before a film.
Then in my many years of running a video rental store, we used to be supplied with a VHS tape containing 20 or so trailers and we had that thing on a loop all through the day and evening. I even used to take the liberty of copying trailers from a pile of movies and making up my own trailer tapes to have on a 3 hour loop throughout the day and evening.
My old video Store
Seems now that the time has come around where people buy DVDs filled with old movie trailers. Not quite sure why but hey who am I to critique?
June 2014 sees the fourth volume of Grindhouse Trailers released by NUCLEUS FILMS, a DVD releasing company established by writer/film researcher Marc Morris and filmmaker Jake West, which creates and distributes high quality collector’s cult film titles for lovers of independent and cult cinema.
Just when you thought you’d seen everything… here comes another 55 insane trailers to whip you into a frenzy in this collection of sick, depraved and hysterically brilliant movie previews from the golden age of Grindhouse Cinema.
Following the successful and critically-acclaimed release of Grindhouse Trailer Classic 1, 2 & 3, Nucleus Films will once again take you on trip back to the “gory days” of cult and exploitation cinema with their latest unseen compilation of audacious theatrical trailers from the sleazy cinematic sub-genre known as “grindhouse”.
All of the trailers in this collection have been sourced from ultra-rare 35mm prints, many of which haven’t been seen since they first unspooled into the grimy 42nd Street flea pits of yesteryear. The mind-warping action embraces Kung-Fu kicks, satanism, psychos, groovy chicks, cavorting college co-eds, super dudes, bikers from hell, disasters, euro thrillers, swinging couples, killer cats and a glimpse into the end of the world.
Its certified: 18 with a running Time: 111 mins (yeap, nearly 2 hours of classic grindhouse trailers)
Heres the list of them for you including the release year for said film.
List of trailers:
01: Little Cigars (Chris Christenberry, 1973)
02: Women for Sale (Ernst Hofbauer, 1969)
03. Curtains (Richard Ciupka, 1983)
04. Dirty O’Neil: The Love Life of a Cop (Leon Capetanos & Lewis Teague, 1974)
05. Willie Dynamite (Gilbert Moses, 1974)
06. Deathmaster, The (Ray Danton, 1973)
07. Mama’s Dirty Girls (John Hayes, 1974)
08. Hammer of God (Wang You, 1970) – aka The Chinese Boxer
09. Swingin’ Models (Ralf Gregan as Ilja Von Anutroff, 1972)
10. Strange Shadows in an Empty Room (Alberto De Martino as Martin Herbert, 1976)
11. RoomMates, The (Arthur Marks, 1973)
12. Too Hot to Handle (Don Schain, 1976)
13. Hitchhikers, The (Ferd & Beverly Sebastian, 1971)
14. Fly Me (Cirio Santiago, 1973)
15. Blood of Dracula’s Castle (Al Adamson, 1969)
16. Erika’s Hot Summer (Gary Graver, 1970)
17. Catastrophe (Larry Savadove, 1978)
18. Devil’s Wedding Night (Luigi Batzella as Paolo Solvay, 1973)
19. Crazy Joe (Carlo Lizzani, 1974)
20. Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror (Enrique López Eguiluz, 1968)
21. Born to Kill (aka Cockfighter) (Monte Hellman, 1974)
22. Las Vegas Lady (Noel Nosseck, 1974)
23. Poor Albert & Little Annie (Paul Leder, 1972)
24. Late Great Planet Earth (Robert Amram, 1979)
25. All the Loving Couples (Mack Bing, 1969)
26. Sinful Dwarf (Vidal Raski, 1973)
27. Mark of the Devil Part 2 (Adrian Hoven, 1972)
28. Dogs (Adrian Hoven, 1976)
29. Night of a Thousand Cats (René Cardona Jr., 1972)
30. Cheering Section (Harry Kerwin, 1977)
31. Hells Chosen Few (David L. Hewitt, 1967)
32. Mansion of the Doomed (Michael Pataki, 1975)
33. Pyx, The (Harvey Hart, 1973)
34. Sweet Body of Deborah, The (Romolo Girolami as Romolo Guerrieri, 1967)
35. Trouble Man (Ivan Dixon, 1972)
36. Sacred Knives of Vengeance (Yuen Chor, 1972)
37. Sister-In-law, The (Joseph Ruben, 1974)
38. Smash-Up Alley 43 The Story of the Petty Family (Edward J. Lakso, 1972)
39. Black Veil for Lisa, A (Massimo Dallamano, 1968)
40. Five Man Army, The (Don Taylor, 1969) – script by Dario Argento
41. Nightmare Honeymoon (Elliot Silverstein, 1973)
42. Severed Arm, The (Thomas S. Alderman, 1973)
43. Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (Henning Schellerup, 1973)
44. Terror in the Wax Museum (Georg Fenady, 1973)
45. Bamboo Gods and Iron Men (Cesar Gallardo, 1974)
46. Hit Man, The (George Armitage, 1972)
47. Daring Dobermans, The (Byron Chudnow, 1973)
48. Hot Box, The (Joe Viola, 1972)
49. Inside Amy (Ronald Víctor García, 1975)
50. Lady Kung Fu (Huang Feng, 1972)
51. Dirty Dan’s Women (Joy N. Houck Jr., 1972)
52. They’re Coming to Get You (Sergio Martino, 1972)
53. Delinquent Schoolgirls (Gregory Corarito, 1194)
54. Incoming Freshmen (Eric Lewald & Glenn Morgan, 1979)
55. Man with Bogart’s Face, The (Robert Day, 1980)
Whilst I cant claim to have seen that many of those films, I am sure to the grindhouse fans, there are more than enough titles on there to get you all excited.
Im making sure that I keep an eye on Nucleus Films as I saw the following paragraph on their press release for GrindHouse Trailers Vol 4 which contains information on titles I am very excited to see.
‘Nucleus Films also produces high quality DVD extras for other clients, ranging from extensive featurettes to audio commentaries. Nucleus Films produced the highly acclaimed 98-minute documentary on the Phantasm series, entitled Phantasmagoria, which was included in Anchor Bay UK’s five-disc Phantasm Box Set. They also made the featurette Stormy Seas: The Journey from Blood Star to Death Ship which was included on the 2007 release of the 1980 cult classic Death Ship and Running the Bloodbath. To date releases include: a special double DVD set edition of Stephen Weeks’ rarely seen 1974 chiller Ghost Story; two cult Burlesque classics Teasermama andVarietease, a Larry Clarke double-bill featuring Dead of Night & Dead Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things, Rene Cardona’s Night of the Bloody Apes, Grindhouse Trailer Classics 1, 2 & 3, and the sell-out Video Nasties: A Definitive Guide, which included Jake West’s acclaimed documentary Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape,
Video Nasties: A Definitive Guide Part 2, which contains West’s new documentary Video Nasties: Draconian Days, will be released in July 2014.’
So there you have it. The DVD will only be around the £8.99 mark so its definitely affordable for a near 2 hour running time.
Will you be purchasing it?