I was amazed one message board said "code red barely released anything this year"! Message board regular Matthew Davis posted a list of 2011 code red titles. (most of them really flopped). I figured why not post them to let everyone know all the titles before it goes OUT OF PRINT one day....
A LONG RIDE FROM HELL (1968)
THE BLACK KLANSMAN (1966) 45th Anniversary Edition
GROUP MARRIAGE (1973)
THE WORKING GIRLS (1974)
Double Feature: THE BEING (1983) / COP KILLERS (1973)
HOW TO SCORE WITH GIRLS (1980) / WHITE RAT (1972)
Exploitation Cinema: WHERE TIME BEGAN (1976) / ENCOUNTERS WITH THE UNKNOWN (1973)
Bill Osco's ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1976)
UNKNOWN COMEDY SPECIAL / URBAN LEGENDS (1998) / ART OF NUDE BOWLING (1995)
Exploitation Cinema: SUPERVAN (1977) / JAILBAIT BABYSITTER (1977)
Double Feature: SCHOOLGIRLS IN CHAINS (1973) / TERROR CIRCUS (1974)
BRUTE CORPS (1972)
THE LAST CHASE (1981) 30th Anniversary Director's Cut
THE WITCHMAKER (1969)
JAMES BRYAN FILM FESTIVAL - ESCAPE TO PASSION (1970) / DIRTIEST GAME IN THE WORLD (1970) / I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU NOT (1974)
Double Feature: TOMCATS (1977) / GOD'S BLOODY ACRE (1975)
NIGHTMARE (1981) 30th Anniversary Edition
JULIE DARLING (1983)
CUT-THROATS NINE (1972) / JOSHUA (1976)
STONEY (1969) / KILLER LIKES CANDY (1968)
BLADE (1973) / RING OF DEATH (1969)
THE GODFATHER SQUAD (1974) / BRUCE'S LAST BATTLE (197?)
WILD MALIBU WEEKEND! (1995)
Maria's B-Movie Mayhem Double Feature: LOVE ME DEADLY (1973) / CURIOUS CASE OF THE CAMPUS CORPSE (1977)
Maria's B-Movie Mayhem: HAUNTED (1977)
Maria's B-Movie Mayhem: MARDI GRAS MASSACRE (1978)
Maria's B-Movie Mayhem Double Feature: SCREAM (1981) / BARN OF THE NAKED DEAD (1973)
STANLEY (1972) Special Edition
Maria's B-Movie Mayhem: NIGHT OF THE DEMON (1980)
Maria's B-Movie Mayhem: VAMPIRE AT MIDNIGHT (1988)
Maria's B-Movie Mayhem Double Feature: VOODOO DOLLS (1989) / MADONNA: A CASE OF BLOOD AMBITION (1990)
Maria's B-Movie Mayhem Double Feature: RIOT ON 42nd STREET (1987) / BAD GIRLS DORMITORY (1986)
Maria's B-Movie Mayhem Double Feature: TEENAGE TRAMP (1973) / TEENAGE HITCHHIKERS (1975)
Maria's B-Movie Mayhem: CAGED MEN [aka I'M GOING TO GET YOU. . .ELLIOTT BOY] (1971)
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Guy Magar was kind enough to drop by a recording studio to record an audio commentary for his cult hit RETRIBUTION. Guy sat down and did a solo commentary telling us how he made the film and how scenes where shot. This insightful and trivia filled commentary will be a rollercoaster ride for all RETRIBUTION fans. It's great to hear stories from a one-man-show director in making such a studio quality film on such a limited budget! RETRIBUTION will be out on Code Red dvd around July 2012!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
CODE RED was lucky to find one of the cast members of the exploitation biker classic SINNER'S BLOOD. John plays Aubrey, a shirtless large guy who has a mind of a child, and he's also a peeping tom and would be rapist (!) John tells us how he got the part and what happened on the set. John's interview will be on the upcoming SINNER'S BLOOD DVD coming from CODE RED!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Leo Fong entered into a recording studio to give us an audio commentary for two Crown International films: KILL POINT and LOW BLOW. Leo told us how cheap and quick the movies were made, and he also talks about other situations that have happened throughout his career. Don't Miss more Leomania on upcoming CODE RED DVD releases of KILL POINT and LOW BLOW!
Monday, October 10, 2011
CODE RED received a larger number of complaints than usual regarding Maria Kanellis being on the covers and also how they are not reversible. If these complaints had been worded in a more kind or civil manner instead of being nasty, we would've listened to the requests. The NIGHT OF THE DEMON request really bugs me since the majority of kids want the original theatrical poster. After doing reseach, it was confirmed that a theatrical poster was never made for the film. Now we get down to the problem of the reversible cover. Since the majority of requests were made by people who made nasty comments, Code Red has decided to create a reversible cover and exclusively dedicates it to all the people who said nasty things about Maria. Enjoy the other cover! (:
Thursday, October 6, 2011
We are very lucky to get an interview with Vicki Peters, star of BLOOD MANIA, as she tells us about her career, what she is doing now, and also some stories about acting in the cult classic BLOOD MANIA. Her interview will be on the upcoming CODE RED release!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The first time I met Charlie, I was introduced to him by Russ Meyer. I had a video store at the time and bought several vhs tapes off Russ and I mentioned that I would like to make a movie with Charlie. 24 hours later, I got a call from Charlie. He told me Russ hardly ever called him and he was really surprised Russ called him out of the blue and told him all about this young man that talked highly of him and wanted to make a film with him in it. A few months later I was having dinner with Charlie, Russ, and Buck Flower. No film was ever made, and all three people are no longer with us. When I was in Los Angeles at the Century Hotel in May 2011, producer Igo Kantor told me that Charlie was in the hotel doing Igo's film. I could have stayed and talked to him (since I hadn't seen him since 1993), but I had a previous engagement to attend. I guess we'll go drinking in another life, sorry I missed you in this life. You'll always be a pal...Charlie.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Director Emmett Alston (NINE DEATHS OF THE NINJA, NEW YEAR'S EVIL) gives CODE RED an audio commentary for the 1978 comedy VAMPIRE HOOKERS. Emmett was the production supervisor on the film and was on the location 50% of the time. He helped edit, coordinate, and also cast this funny drive-in classic. Emmett gives us the ins and the outs for the film, which he also acted in (!) VAMPIRE HOOKERS will be released with WEEKEND PASS in an upcoming MARIA'S B MOVIE MAYHEM.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Recently, Bob was kind enough to come in to give us an audio commentary for BLOOD MANIA. The moderator did not show up, so Code Red president Bill sat with Robert to do the commentary, which didn't turn out as planned. Bob admitted that of all the films he made, this is one that he was not pleased with, so the sluggish film turned into a sluggish commentary. The film takes place in one location (one house) so very little can be said about the location, so the commentary turned into a retrospective of Bob's career. The majority of web critics hate when a commentary shifts away from the film on hand, but when nothing is happenning in the film, shifting the conversation to another subject is the only thing to do. Also, the DVD we viewed skipped and ended early at the 70 minute mark. Bob is willing to do a 2nd commentary with cast and crew, so BLOOD MANIA might be blessed with 2 commentaries.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
PAUL HUNT DIES AT AGE 67
CODE RED has learned that PAUL HUNT, director, producer, and writer of many exploitation films has passed away on September 13. Paul wanted CODE RED to release TWISTED NIGHTMARE, DEMON WIND, and THE GREAT GUNDOWN, but we were unable to find 35mm prints of these films. The last conversation I had with Paul was back in April when he called me at 1:00am telling me that his mother was in the hospital. He wanted to talk to me to get his mind off what was happening and he started to tell me all these crazy stories about his past films (e.g. Quincy Jones was originally supposed to do the music for ERIKA'S HOT SUMMER!!!) He kept telling me that Gary Graver's family have his 35mm prints and that we can put out deluxe editions of the films he made, but it's a shame nothing was found and we never were able to do anything. We'll miss you Paul and will remember you for all the films you worked on.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
With Maria Kanellis' new B movie line starting on 9/13 with LOVE ME DEADLY/CAMPUS CORPSE, then HAUNTED on 9/20, and both MARDI GRAS MASSACRE and SCREAM/BARN OF THE NAKED DEAD on 9/27, CODE RED decided to let Maria have a photo shoot (sort of like WWE does) to promote her vision on horror films and B movies. These photos are what Maria's fans are looking forward to, and hopefully everyone can enjoy looking at them. We are going to show a few photos at a time on the Code Red website!!! Hopefully, Code Red and Maria Kanellis can bring more product to the DVD arena and maybe we can raise some interest for a TV show one day.
Friday, September 16, 2011
CODE RED GETS AN AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR MARK HERRIER FOR THE UPCOMING DVD RELEASE OF "POPCORN"
Mark Herrier was kind enough to drop by to give us a very informative audio commentary that answers many of the behind-the-scenes questions regarding POPCORN. Mark explained everything about Bob Clark's involvement in the production and why Clark didn't want any billing credit on the finished film. Mark also explained that the Bob Clark who was billed on the film as a make-up guy was coincidentally just someone else with the same name (!) Finally, Mark goes into detail about the troubled production and how he ended up directing about 70% of the film, with Alan Ormsby having directed about 15% and Clark directing 15%. The day Mark arrived on the set to take over the directing reigns, he was simply handed the script with basically no time to prepare before he had to start shooting. Lots of great trivia and behind-the-scenes details were revealed in this very frank commentary that shines new light on a very-troubled production. POPCORN has definitely found its way into many horror film fans' hearts and has become a cult classic regardless of its problematic production issues. Now genre fans can finally hear the raw truth about the creation of one of their most beloved horror films and see how all the pieces finally came together. POPCORN is coming back soon. Buy a bag...come home in a box! Stay tuned for more updates...
Monday, September 12, 2011
EDWARD MURPHY, director, writer, producer, gave us an audio commentary for the cult hit RAW FORCE. The film was out on a few multi-pack labels some years ago that everyone enjoyed and supported, but it'll finally be out in a quality presentation. RAW FORCE has never been requested by internet action fans for CODE RED to handle, but since no other company stepped up to the plate, we are going to release it in 2012. Sorry to disappoint many people out there, but if we didn't move on it, the film would've just sat there indefinitely.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
CODE RED was in email talks with cult director JAG MUNDHRA to do an audio commentary for many of his films this month such as HACK-O-LATERN (aka HALLOWEEN NIGHT). Jag was very happy and excited to tell all the behind the scene stories about this film and many erotic thrillers he directed. jag was supposed to be in Los Angeles in mid-September to do a series of audio commentaries he was going to conduct. He died on the 4th in Bombay.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Steve Carver was kind enough to drop by to give us an audio commentary for the upcoming dvd of JOCKS (1986) which will be featured in MARIA'S B MOVIE MAYHEM series. Maria sat in with him on the commentary and Steve Carver told us afterwards that she was the best moderator he ever had and was delighted to sit with her to watch & talk about the film.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Director Lawrence Bassoff and actor D.W. Brown were kind enough to show up to give us an audio commentary for our upcoming WEEKEND PASS dvd. The film will be featured in MARIA'S B MOVIE MAYHEM DOUBLE BILL line with another Sailor-out-on-the-town film, VAMPIRE HOOKERS. Two sailor comedies and maybe more extras to come!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Legendary character actor and cult director LQ JONES would like you to post and let him know what you think about the film he produced called THE WITCHMAKER. He wants to know if you hated it, loved it, if the film needs editing, or any other random thoughts you have about the movie. Feel free to post and Code Red dvd will forward your message to him!
Friday, July 8, 2011
We at Code Red DVD try hard to release lost classics and restore them for the dvd market. Lately, several of our titles are showing up overseas and the majority are not authorized. One French dvd label stole two of our masters and are making a hefly profit while Code Red still in the red ink on many of our titles. Germany has also been on the bandwagon to steal our masters and also our extras. The UK, Italy and Australia have been farming off us, also. If this continues, there is no point of remastering anything if all the profit goes to the overseas thieves. If you live overseas and see a title Code Red released, feel free to contact us and we can let you know if it is legit or some rich snobby overseas company stealing and pissing on the mission that we set out to keep these film alive. You have to realize that it's impossible to keep these films going when someone is making a buck on your work before you break even. Post any comments on these releases and we will let you know if they are legit or stolen.
Monday, July 4, 2011
This is the re-issue of the original BCI release, but with a new cover, so those who missed out on it the first time, here is your chance to own it! BCI and CODE RED is proud to present a re-issue for a lower price At the MSRP of 14.98!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The most expert killing machine in the world!
A beautiful hitchhiker (Jennifer Billingsley, White Lightning) and a draft dodger (Joseph Kaufmann, Heavy Traffic) travel to Mexico and encounter a pack of mercenaries lead by a robust Colonel (Charles Macaulay, Raise The Titanic) who, along with his army, awaits to go to central America for their next mission. Psycho mercenary Wicks (Alex Rocco, Freebie and the Bean, Fire Sale) takes a liking to the girl which set the couple on the deadly game of torture and rape. One member of the mercenary, Ross (Paul Carr, Bat People) wants out as he helps the couple escape and battle the other mercenaries! Michael Pataki (Rocky 4, Dracula's Dog), Roy Jenson (Soylent Green), Felton Perry (Walking Tall, Robocop, Magnum Force) co-stars! Written by Michael Kars and Abe Polsky (writing team of Rebel Rousers) and directed by Jerry Jameson (Raise the Titanic, Bat People, Airport 77), and never before on home video, Code Red DVD is proud to present this grindhouse classic from a HD master!
Audio Commentary with Writer/Producer Michael Kars
On Camera Interview with Co-Stars Felton Perry and Parker West
3 Different Brute Corps Trailers
Code Red Trailers
Friday, June 10, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
CODE RED is proud to announce that a TV superstar will be the hostess for our new exclusive horror line! Former WWE superstar, 2009 Diva of the Year, Celebrity Apprentice contestant, Singing sensation, and April 2008 Playboy cover girl MARIA KANELLIS is back for more! Maria will host Code Red's MARIA'S B MOVIE MAYHEM, and the first round of her horror/exploitation DVD releases will street in September! Maria will bring you the gory horror cult classic MARDI GRAS MASSACRE, the Native American horror flick HAUNTED with Aldo Ray, and Double-bills of SCREAM / BARN OF THE NAKED DEAD and LOVE ME DEADLY / CURIOUS CASE OF THE CAMPUS CORPSE. Then, on 9 more releases, Maria will host many other exploitation films including NIGHT OF THE DEMON, VAMPIRE AT MIDNIGHT, CAGED MEN, VOODOO DOLLS/MADONNA: CASE OF BLOOD AMBITION, RIOT ON 42ND STREET/BAD GIRLS DORMITORY, TEENAGE HITCHHIKERS/TEENAGE TRAMP, and more! All will feature Maria introducing the film, and appearing again after the film is over. The films will all be uninterrupted and uncut. Some of the DVDs will feature extras, as well.
Maria is a great gal and she had a lot of fun hosting this upcoming DVD series. Many wrestling fans are also horror fans so hopefully this can turn many wrestling fans onto CODE RED product. Having one of the most popular former WWE divas hosting our films is truly an honor.
Friday, May 6, 2011
CODE RED DVD has acquired the North American rights to the cult classic SAVAGE STREETS starring cult icon Linda Blair. After her sister (Linnea Quigley) was gang raped by crazed gang members, Linda Blair goes into vengeance-action mode in this gritty 80's classic. The release will feature a brand new 2011 HD transfer that will make its debut only here in the USA. Extras will be ported over from the previous BCI disc, and it will include some other extras that didn't make it the first time around. This DVD will also feature the complete controversial uncensored commentary track - the track on the BCI edition had been edited for various reasons. And it will be progessively scanned, unlike the previous release. The streets will become savage again very soon! Check the Code Red website for updates and additional news.