Here are some screenshots of our recent transfer, taken from a recently discovered 35mm vault element, which was supervised and color corrected by the director Willard Huyck, and the editor of the film, Oscar nominee Billy Weber. As you can see, the major difference between our transfer and all those bootleg full frame DVD's is that we preserved the original scope aspect ratio. Mr. Huyck also worked on the colors to make sure it is seen the way he intended it to be seen. The director also let us know that this is his preferred cut, as this print omits that song he never wanted in the final cut. Director Huyck and Gloria Katz will be recording an audio commentary track next month, and we are scheduling the DVD release hopefully for May or June. as a 35th Anniversary Edition. Stay tuned for more info.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Veteran actor George Touliatos just gave Code Red a very insightful on camera interview about his career. He discussed his involvement on many Canadian films, including working with Michael Winner, Lee Majors, David Hemmings, Martyn Burke, Elke Sommers, Paul Lynch and others. We are honored he donated his time in granting us this interview which will be featured on a couple of our upcoming releases. Thanks George!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
After four long years of searching, we were convinced we would never find it, but we have just located the original negatives of the blaxploitation, kung fu, gangploitation, subway monster hybrid DEVIL'S EXPRESS! The lab just inspected them and they have confirmed that indeed these are the original negatives, along with the trailer elements. We are getting ready to do a HiDef master and will be working on the extras soon. Hopefully we can have this out in September 2009!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Well, we finally arranged it! Romano Scavolini has just finished what turned out to be a 90 minute on-camera interview with journalist Paolo Zelati. Only problem is, it's in Italian, so we are trying to subtitle it and then see what to keep and what not to keep. Once this is done, we finally will be ready to release the DVD of NIGHTMARE! But it all depends on when we get to subtitle it. If anybody who understands Italian who wants to volunteer, please let us know. Stay tuned.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Lead guitarist for SORCERY, Smokey Huff, just gave Code Red a very insightful on camera interview about his career. He discussed his involvement in the film, as well as on the history of the band SORCERY. We are honored he donated his time in granting us this interview which will be featured as an extra exclusive to the U.S release of STUNT ROCK, scheduled for 3/31 street date. Thanks Smokey! And also a big thanks to Jeff Dolniak and David Hayes of BAN 1 PRODUCTIONS for shooting the interview for us!