Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fred Williamson Signature Collection on 3/16!



On 3/16, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson and CODE RED DVD present THE FRED WILLIAMSON SIGNATURE COLLECTION. These will be the first in a series of titles that were directed and star action hero Williamson in his famous roles, all in UNCUT DIRECTOR’S CUT versions! First is MEAN JOHNNY BARROWS (1976)! Ex-Vietnam vet Barrows (Williamson) has come home from a dishonorable discharge, is unable to find work and is living on the streets. A high school classmate (Stuart Whitman) offers him a job to wipe out rival mobsters in this action film filled with the hot Motown sound from Paul Riser. Co-starring Roddy McDowall, Luther Adler, R.G. Armstrong, Mike Henry, Anthony Caruso, Leon Isaac Kennedy, and Elliott Gould. 2nd release is DEATH JOURNEY! The first of the Jessie Crowder series pits Fred against a mafia who wants a mob accountant dead. Later remade by Hollywood as MIDNIGHT RUN, this action-packed thriller features the hot sensational top 10 hit “Do It Any Way You Want To." Both DVD releases feature 2.35:1 (16x9) new Hi-Def masters from the original camera negatives, a hot two-part interview with the Hammer himself, and scene to scene commentary with Fred! If this does well, more Fred films will follow in the future! MEAN JOHNNY BARROWS - MSRP 19.98, DEATH JOURNEY - MSRP 16.98.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

that's great to see some (hopefully ) firm street dates for Code Red titles like this. But when do we get a date for Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker? This is dragging on forever. I love Code Red but c'mon already!

Anonymous said...

Really looking forward to this!!

Captain Barj├┤t said...

Yeah! Blaxploitation movies like these are sure to find their place at my home sweet home!

davidthenikonuser said...

can't wait for these. The Hammer rules.

Anonymous said...

I hope these sell really well so we can so more Fred Williamson on Code Red DVD. You did an outstanding job-- I wrote enthusiastic reviews at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please, please, please release "no Way Back," "Mr. Mean" and if possible, The Hammer's 1980s efforts ("Black Cobra" and "Soda Cracker").

Anthony Benedetto said...

What else is in the works for The Fred Williamson collection?

Anonymous said...

"No Way Back" you gotta do this on DVD! A fun action picture!