Tuesday, January 11, 2011

DVDVerdict gives Code Red their first ever Studio Commendation Award

From DVDVerdict.... "We begin this year's list with a new tradition, honoring a studio or distributor that has gone above and beyond the call of duty in preserving films most mainstream audiences don't even know exist and could care less about. These are the anti-blockbusters from years past which hold a special place in the hearts of minds of true movie lovers. And to award this year's winner, I turn the podium over to Judge Tom Becker: "While Horror High: 35th Anniversary Edition, Madman: 30-Year Anniversary Edition, The Black Klansman, Death Journey, Stigma, and The Carrier would never warrant a place on a 10 Best List, together they are a unique and formidable group. Taking up the mantle that Something Weird Video seems to have dropped in favor of downloadables, Code Red has put out some killer special editions for films that might never see the light of day or would otherwise be relegated to the cut-out bin. These releases are genuinely fun, each one like a weird little surprise package. While the big studios so often lard their special editions with consumer-friendly, EPK-style supplements, Code Red is giving us bizarre and hilarious commentary tracks (Horror High, Death Journey), cool retrospective featurettes (Madman), interviews with lesser-known but still-interesting supporting players, "alternate" openings (historically important from an exploitation standpoint, as these films often played under various names), and the best trailer collections, usually with a self-mocking reference on the menu screen ("More Pointless Code Red Trailers"). Code Red has always added a little something extra to their releases, but this year -- particularly with Horror High, Madman, and the forthcoming Black Klansman -- they've really stepped up their game. And for that, we salute you!"


http://www.dvdverdict.com/goldengavel2010.php

12 comments:

Darsh said...

Congratulations! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree, Code Red is fantastic and always full of surprises. The product is always quality.
However, I still don't understand why updates on titles take so long.

Anthony Benedetto said...

Congrats, you deserve it! Finally noticed!

Paul said...

Cheers fellas! A well deserved recognition!

Nich said...

Congrats! Actually, you guys (because of The Visitor) got some love in DVDBeaver's year-end best-of list. As I recall you are the only US-based cult label to place.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Very much deserved!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! You deserved this kind of recognition a long time ago. Your 2011 schedule so far looks like it will even be better than your 2010 releases! Yowza!

Mike K said...

Job well done! You guys deserve this. 2011 looks like another great year for you guys, keep the gems coming!

Ormand Murk said...

Congratulations! You deserve it!

carl R. said...

yep, well deserved. now to get some of those promised titles here!!! Nightmare, Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker....we're waiting with our money ready.

wirrrn said...

Congrats on the Award from way over the pond here in Australia!

btw- couldn't find your contact details so I'll have to ask here- what's happening with the dvd release of Hal Holbrook's RITUALS?!

Wirrn

Lars Jacobsson said...

Congratulations! A well deserved award. 2011 indeed looks like an amazing year for Code Red - can't wait for RITUALS, THE DIRTIEST GAME IN THE WORLD, BUTCHER BAKER, NIGHTMARE MAKER & NIGHT OF THE DEMON!