Thursday, November 27, 2008

Code Red acquires a pair of classic 1974 studio released thriller

For our non-horror customers, we are branching out a little bit to other genres and have recently acquired two classic 70's thrillers from the Allied Artists library: the tidy and clever THE INTERNECINE PROJECT starring James Coburn; and the sci-fi/espionage thriller WHO? with Elliott Gould and Trevor Howard, based on a well regarded novel by Algis Budreys. Both will be from HiDef masters. We are planning on some extras for these titles as well. Both are planned for a summer release.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Some screenshots from our recent transfer of BAKER COUNTY USA (TRAPPED)

We just finished the transfer on our recently acquired title TRAPPED (aka BAKER COUNTY USA) A 1982 Canadian backwoods thriller starring Henry Silva and Nicholas Campbell and directed by Canadian Cult director William Fruet. The transfer was taken from the original IP and we also hope to do some extras for this title. We are shooting for an early 2009 release.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Bonus STUNT ROCK commentary recorded!‏

For our upcoming U.S. release of STUNT ROCK we recorded a bonus audio commentary track a while back, this time with Richard Blackburn of LEMORA fame (he has an acting role in the film) and the producer Martin Fink (who also produced ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST). Both Blackburn and Fink joined director Brian Trenchard Smith in this really fun commentary session as well as a separate on-camera interview. The on camera interview of all three , the bonus commentary track, and the Q and A session Brian did at the Alamo Drafthouse will all be exclusive to the U.S. DVD release which will street on March 31st. We might add one or two more extras for the U.S. STUNT ROCK fans so stay tuned for any updates on the DVD!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Here are some screenshots for some of our upcoming titles in the new year. All have been recently transferred and are ready to go.

Here is RUNNING HOT (aka LUCKY 13) which we are scheduling for February 24th.

Here is a screenshot from STUNT ROCK, which we are scheduling for March 31th. We did the telecine from the recently discovered negatives, in aspect ratio of 2:35 in 16x9. The Aussie DVD will be using our transfer for their upcoming release, but our DVD will have more extras with Brian Trenchard-Smith involved in the DVD production of our release, so hopefully this make the U.S. STUNT ROCK fans happy and await until March 31st.

These shots are from PETS. Since the negatives no longer exist, this was the best print we were able to find. Despite having some big green lines and skips, we hope you approve of us using the only good 35mm element left on this title, and to avoid using an old full frame 3/4 inch tape from 1984. The print isn't perfect, but it looks good with great colors. We hope to have it out before June.

DERBY should be out in February 17, and TEENAGE HITCHHIKERS should be out on March 24th, with TRAPPED should be out in April as well as JIM MARKOVIC'S 42ND STREET TRAILER CLASSIC. We will be speaking with Cliff MacMillan to finalize the street dates in the next couple of days on some of the others! There will also be some more surprises and dates on some previously announced titles so stay tuned!

Monday, November 3, 2008

STUNT ROCK and NIGHTMARE at the Olympia Film Festival!

Stunt Rock
Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Capitol Theater, Friday Nov. 14 at 11:59 PM
1978 / USA / 86 minutes / 35mm

Pyrotechnics, Extreme Rock and Roll, Budding Romance, and Beer…what more does your Friday night need?

In this epic rock and roll saga, Grant Page, famous Aussie stuntman and stunt coordinator on countless favorites including Mad Max III: Beyond Thunderdome, teams up with musical group Sorcery to perform incredible stunts and magic! Impressively fantastical, Sorcery’s stage show includes grand battles between the King of the Wizards and the Prince of Darkness, as well as awe-inspiring stunts with large impaling objects and cars. Stunt Rock in the ultimate eye candy for thrill seekers and rock and roll adventurers!

Beer will be available for purchase with ID in the mezzanine.

Nightmare (A.K.A. Nightmare in a Damaged Brain)
Directed by: Romano Scavolini
All Freakin' Night
Capitol Theater, Saturday Nov. 15 at 11:59 PM
1981 / USA / 97 minutes / 35mm

A cautionary tale for those who don't believe that what you experience as a child shapes you as an adult. As a boy, George Tatum witnessed an event that his young brain couldn't handle. An event so shocking that traumatized little George grew up to be a psychopathic murderer! After being institutionalized for many years, he escapes his psychiatric prison with only one desire… to be reunited with his family. Unfortunately for an unlucky few (and his family), George is still a bit crazy with just a slight compulsion to kill! In the veritable sea of early 80s slasher movies, this cross between Maniac and Halloween stands out as one of the sleaziest, grimmest, and greatest entries of the lot. Climaxes in the greatest double axe slaying ever filmed!