Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I would like to thank all the supporters who have purchased and collected our titles in 2009. In this time of recession and economic crisis, I understand how hard it can be financially to buy every DVD that you may find of interest. I hope that 2010 brings prosperity for all of us! For everyone, the Code Red fans and the Code Red complainers, who have emailed the company and did not get a response, I would like to apologize. It's just very tough and time-consuming running things all by myself and this is a one-man operation. I do try to read all of your emails (except for the one nut who continually sends me death threats ), but I can't personally respond to every email so please don't take it personally. I do appreciate all the youtube videos and even a facebook fan-page created by a supporter who took the time and energy to do it. I wasn't even aware of this until recently and it's terrific. All of you guys are the best! Please check this blog from time to time to see updates for our future titles as we have many coming in the new year. Comedies, madmen, zombies, and action films from the glorious cult & exploitation past, and even some of those 'much-demanded' titles that fans have been waiting so patiently for, will finally be unleashed to fill up your collections if you are so inclined. We will still continue our west coast theatrical 35mm screenings in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Texas so keep an eye out for our titles on the big screen. We have also co-produced two new films, so we continue to move forward and never look back. So I would just like to thank all the fans from the bottom of my heart for really making this company work, and I wish you all a happy holiday and a fabulous New Year!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

THE VISITOR update! "BEAT THE GEEKS" host Marc Edward Heuck gets Joanne Nail for a commentary!

An overdue update on our upcoming DVD release of THE VISITOR! Star Joanne Nail dropped by recently to give us an audio commentary with moderator Marc Edward Heuck. Joanne had already granted us an audio commentary a while back with Scott Spiegel, but unfortunately we had to scrap that one due to technical issues. However, Joanne was so kind to do it all over again, this time with Marc! With this in the can, and all the other extras completed, THE VISITOR will be out before the summer. Sorry for the long delay on this release, but it's definitely coming soon so please be patient just a little bit longer!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Jimmy McNichol FINALLY gives Code Red an interview and commentary!

An overdue update on our upcoming DVD release of BUTCHER BAKER, NIGHTMARE MAKER! Jimmy McNichol dropped by to give us an audio commentary and also an on-camera interview. Jimmy talked about his memories of the shoot, what he is doing now, and his possible comeback in the music scene. Our brand new HD transfer of the film was done from the original camera negatives. We chose the camera negatives since the two IPs we had both had scratch/line on all the reels. The transfer looks great and the extras are done. Sorry for the delay on this release, but it's definitely coming soon so please be patient just a little bit longer!


Actor/producer Lawrence Dane and actor Robin Gammell both gave us a fun interview for our upcoming DVD release of RITUALS. Lawrence was happy to give us an audio commentary wherein he told some insightful stories about the film. One interesting comment that Lawrence contributed was about why the ending is so poor looking on all prints of the film (it was incorrectly done by the lab at the time and that's all that exists of that footage). Lawrence also talked about his other filmwork and what he is doing today. Robin, on the other hand, is actually getting married soon and is about to now go through some of those type of 'rituals'! RITUALS is coming soon, uncut and in the best possible presentation from the producer's private print. Don't lose your head over it.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


The DVD of THE STRANGENESS is now available everywhere for all to enjoy, but little did anyone expect the original monster would resurface after so many years! Deep in the bowels of a forgotten garage in Burbank only a couple of months ago, the original plaster mold of the creature was unearthed by the director. Restoration work on the creature has been done by the original sculptor and co-filmmaker Mark Sawicki. Sawicki has since recast the creature and painted it using the original decaying model as reference. Negotiations are underway with to scan the resurrected creature and offer limited edition full color figures for the collector market. The sudden resurgence of interest in the Strangeness along with Sawicki's current books on effects and animation has led to Mark being asked to perform as an actor in independent features again. His most recent role was the villainous mad clone in Kevin Kutchaver's "Rescue Rocket X5" Also in development is the comedy "House O' Blood" from Interested parties can contact Mark's rep Vladek Savitskus through the web site.

Monday, September 28, 2009

MESSIAH OF EVIL to be unleashed 10/27!

On 10/27, Code Red DVD will be unleashing MESSIAH OF EVIL: THE SECOND COMING for the first time ever in widescreen! After receiving a series of chilling letters from her reclusive father, Arletty (Mariana Hill, "High Plains Drifter") drives to the remote seaside town of Pointe Dune to discover the reason for her father's developing madness. Upon her arrival, she encounters a mysterious trio of strangers investigating a local legend known as "The Blood Moon"... a curse that has transformed the inhabitants of the town into a terrifying horde of blood-thirsty maniacs!

This disc will include:

Brand new Hi Definition master in 16x9 (2.35:1) widescreen supervised by Director Willard Huyck and editor Billy Weber.

Audio commentary by Huyck and writer Gloria Katz, moderated by Lee Christian

Featurette "Remembering Messiah of Evil" with Huyck, Katz, Weber, Director of Photography Stephen Katz, editor Morgan Fisher, directed by Lee Christian

Audio interview with star Joy Bang

Short films by Huyck and Katz : "The Bride Stripped Bar" and "Down These Mean Streets"

MSRP is 24.98.

Monday, August 10, 2009

PETS DVD will hit the streets on 10/13!

Code Red and Mardi Rustam presents PETS! Sultry teen vixen Bonnie (cult beauty Candice Rialson) had no idea what was in store for her when she ditched her brother and took to the road, looking for cheap thrills wherever she could find them. Violent petty criminal Pat drags her into a kinky hold-up and lesbian artist Geraldine takes Bonnie under her wing as her personal muse, but the young runaway continues to crave adventure, leading her down a twisted path to a psychosexual encounter with Vincent, a collector of beautiful objects who wants to add her to his permanent collection... Co-starring Joan Blackman (MACON COUNTY LINE) and Ed Bishop ("UFO") in his wildest screen role, you've never seen anything like Pets! Play with them, fondle them, but beware...Pets bite!

One of the most outrageous and enjoyable films starring 70s drive-in icon Candice Rialson, Pets finally makes its long-awaited DVD debut with a new 16x9 transfer from ultra-rare print elements! This DVD is limited to 1500 copies. Enter the cage if you dare! MSRP 19.98

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Gary Kent's book SHADOWS & LIGHT out now!


Gary Kent releases exciting autobiographical account of the evolution of indie film in Shadows & Light: Journeys with Outlaws in Revolutionary Hollywood.

AUSTIN, TX – Writer/director, actor, stuntman legend, special effects guru, and production manager Gary Kent announces the release of his autobiographical account of the evolution of independent film, Shadows & Light: Journeys with Outlaws in Revolutionary Hollywood (Dalton Publishing, 2009).

Shadows & Light: Journeys With Outlaws in Revolutionary Hollywood illuminates the “reel” revolution that started in 1960 with the work of Director John Cassavetes. Gary was an officer in this revolution, compiling credits on over one hundred motion pictures and winning several major film awards. Shadows & Light is Gary Kent’s homage to the artistic, talented makers of magic, who began on the bottom of the dog-pile, and today, find themselves on top of the Hollywood heap. The book is filled with memories, reminiscences, inside information, heretofore unknown facts, anecdotes, pictures, etc. accumulated over forty-some years in independent, outrageous, and courageous cinema.

Shadows & Light features stories of Jack Nicholson, Bruce Willis, James Caan, William Shatner, Ann Margret, Penny Marshall, Sonny Barger and many more.

What the World of Film is Saying About Shadows & Light:

“Tripping from the psychedelic 60s to the filmmaker-centric new century, Gary Kent weaves an expertly written and all-true story of the world of movies, with all of the action, actresses, drink, drugs, sex, and creative genius!”
— Don Coscarelli, Producer Director (Bubba Ho-Tep, Phantasm)

“This book is a magic piece of candy, transporting the reader back to earlier days of celluloid Villians and Heroes, where hindsight is 20/20 and artistic license will get you into any game in town.”
— Chuck Bail, iconic actor/director/stuntman, Stuntman’s Hall of Fame

“Magnificent prose that honors an exciting, turbulent time in the art of movie making magic.”
— Paul Lewis, Producer/Production Manager (Easy Rider, Colors)

“Gary Kent gives us an all access backstage pass to the days when filmmaking was poetry, when guys like Jack Nicholson and Warren Oates were working out of offices the size of closets, and craft service was a bologna sandwich. Kent’s memories are intimate and evocative, sliding through your consciousness like a fine wine, leaving the taste of a touching time when movies were really movies-a time in our culture that is missed now more than ever.”
— Esai Morales, award-winning actor (La Bamba, NYPD Blue), Screen Actor’s Guild Board of Directors, Co-founder of National Hispanic Foundation for The Arts

“Gary Kent has either an extraordinary memory or an extraordinary imagination. His experiences on my movies in the 1960s explore a parallel universe of which I was unaware, but, because of his detailed recreation, I accept as accurate and true. It’s a fascinating trip, and a riveting read.”
— Monte Hellman, director and producer (Ride The Whirlwind, The Shooting, Two Lane Blacktop, Reservoir Dogs)

“Gary’s odyssey takes him into the world of A-List Hollywood, Poverty Row impresarios, mad geniuses, doomed starlets and, maybe most compellingly, among the stuntmen, bit-players, horse wranglers, and grips who labor behind the scenes but are no less fascinating than the baby faces who get the big closeups. What a canvas! What a life! What a book!”
— Lars Nilsen, Alamo Drafthouse

“Gary Kent chronicles the subtle birth and growth of a dazzling cinematic style, born from the evolving mindset of its audience. It’s a world I know and Gary got it right! He turns the trick without breaking a sweat, easy reading, like breathing fresh air, yet loaded with brilliant metaphors and insights that make this book meaningful. Very stylish work.”
— Richard Rush, director

“Kent had the acting chops to star in films, the backbone to make a living as a stuntman, and the determination to learn every job on a film set. He and his fellow movie mavericks embarrassed the major studio system by blind siding it with their creativity and originality. Their work can never be marginalized and may never be repeated. Thanks to the revolutionary work they left behind, it will also never be forgotten.”
— Ken Kish, Producer and Owner, Cinema Wasteland Movie Exposition, Cleveland, Ohio review:

The initial book signing for this very much anticipated book will take place on July 15 at Book People (603 North Lamar) in Austin, Texas. The festivities will kick off at 7pm with music by Pat Hammonds and Chris Kent performing a blues guitar duet, followed by Texas singer-songwriter Bianca DeLeon. Gary Kent will then take the podium to read one of the insanely entertaining passages from Shadows & Light! Food and libations will be provided to attendees while they last.

Shadows & Light: Journeys with Outlaws in Revolutionary Hollywood is currently available through Amazon, Dalton Publishing ( and your local book retailer.

More information about Gary Kent can be found at

Thursday, July 30, 2009

STUNT ROCK rocks the arena with a Brand New 35mm print!

Friday • July 31st at Midnight

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-4038
Admission: $8.00

The Return of STUNT ROCK! Brand new 35mm print!

Special Guests: Margaret Gerard and Richard Blackburn

Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Starring Grant Page, Monique van de Ven, Margaret Gerard, Richard Blackburn and SORCERY!

Friday, July 3, 2009

New street dates for CHOKE CANYON and DRIBBLER - plus MESSIAH OF EVIL for September

CHOKE CANYON will now street on 9/1, and NIGHT OF THE DRIBBLER will now be out on 9/8. September will also see our much-anticipated release of MESSIAH OF EVIL: THE SECOND COMING which will street on 9/22. We hope you support us and buy these rare gems! Thanks!

RIP Fred Travalena

One of TV's most recognizable impressionists and entertainers, nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Faces", has died. Fred Travalena was only 66. CODE RED worked with Fred in late January of 2009 on the NIGHT OF THE DRIBBLER commentary. When we first called Fred, he was very excited that someone had actually seen the film, which has never been released and was his only lead performance in a motion picture. He gratefully showed up to participate in the commentary track and was in full-on 100% comedy mode. Fred gave us a superbly hilarious and unique commentary for the film as he sat down with lively moderators Marc Edward Heuck and EVIL DEAD writer Scott Spiegel. Fred had a lot of fun doing the commentary and we all enjoyed his jokes and impressions. It will be a memory we'll cherish for the rest of our lives. Our condolences go out to his wife and his children. Thanks for everything, Fred!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


On August 18th, Code Red DVD will unleash THE STRANGENESS! It is 1980 and the price of gold is soaring. Old timers warn would be prospectors to stay away from the Gold Spike Mine. It has stood as a ghastly reminder of the horrors of a century before when the earth violently shook and over twenty miners were killed, their bodies stripped of flesh. The residents of Basin City talked of the grisly murders only in whispers from which legends of The Strangeness grew. A small group of explorers innocently make their way to the Gold Spike. Only one knows the incredible secret of the mine, and here the nightmare begins.....!

NIGHTMARE USA's Stephen Thrower described the film as having, "Ominous atmosphere, flashes of humour, and a truly startling monster!"

Shot in 16mm, Code Red presents the film in 16x9 widescreen (as requested by the director) from a HiDef master. Extras include 6 short films from Chris Huntley and Mark Sawicki; audio commentary from Sawicki, Huntley, and the director; on camera interviews with all three; and an extensive still gallery. MSRP is $22.98.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Street Date changes‏

We have changed the streetdates for some of our announced titles. TRAPPED will now come out on 8/4, and THE WEEKEND MURDERS will be released on 8/11. CHOKE CANYON has been postponed due to poor pre-book, and NIGHT OF THE DRIBBLER has been pushed back to later this year, as has POWER PLAY.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Comedy troupe helps out Exploitation Cinema!

Comedy troupe CINEMA HEAD CHEESE, led by 42nd STREET FOREVER creator Jeff Dolniak and comedians Kevin Moyer and David Hayes, recorded a comedic commentary for 3 of the EXPLOITATION CINEMA titles from Navarre. You can hear them destroy DON'T GO IN THE WOODS on the double bill DVD with THE FOREST, as well as see them make mockery out of TEENAGE MOTHER on the TEENAGE GRAFFITI double bill. They are also on the upcoming SUPERARGO disc.

Check out their web site:

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Rare BRUTE CORPS screening in Seattle

Rare 35mm screening of our most recent acquisition, THE BRUTE CORPS! We are doing a brand new HiDef master from the original negatives, and extras to follow!

May 29 & 30, June 5 & 6
1403 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 523-3935


Dir: Jerry Jameson

1972 USA / Color, 35mm / 87min.

"Any thing they want... they take!"

A group of traveling mercenaries set stakes in a small Mexican border town where they start up a training camp. These are some seriously bad dudes (as one unlucky biker gang finds out). The mercs come across a young hippie couple on their way to nowhere in particular. After spending some time with them one of the soldiers starts to take a liking to pretty young girl. When he makes his less than good intentions known, the other soldiers get jealous and are soon locked in vicious contest to see who gets to force himself on the unwilling captive. And it just gets weirder from there! An incredibly rare and rarely seen gem of early 70's trash cinema. NEVER RELEASED ON VIDEO!

Co-presented by Code Red DVD

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mark Sawicki supervises and brings his "monster" for one of our upcoming titles!

Mark Sawicki, a well-established spfx expert in Hollywood, was kind enough to come in and help us supervise a telecine of a cult monster film he did many years ago, and he even brought the monster with him! We found the only surviving 16mm elements of this 1980 monster film (it was shot in 16mm) and we did a new 16x9 widescreen 1:78 transfer (as requested by the director) mastered in Hi-Def! We will be doing an audio commentary with Mark, Chris Huntley, and the elusive director coming soon. We will also include 6 short films they have done in USC. This is a rare, cool 80's monster flick you should definitely check out. Don't be afraid. It's only a movie. We are shooting for a August 18th street date.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

For July, Code Red brings you giallo, a coup, and a basketball!

In July, we will be releasing three very different films!

On July 14th, we will unleash to an unsuspecting public the first basketball slasher/comedy, NIGHT OF THE DRIBBLER! The DVD will feature an audio commentary with star Fred Travalena and HOSTEL producer Scott Spiegel, moderated by BEAT THE GEEKS movie geek Marc Edward Heuck. Other extras include an on-camera interview with co-star George Thomas, and the original trailer. MSRP is $19.98.

Then on July 21st, we will release the 1978 action-thriller POWER PLAY! This coup d'etat thriller stars Oscar winner Peter O'Toole, and cult stars David Hemmings, Donald Pleasence, Barry Morse, Alberta Watson, Michael Ironside and Dick Cavett, and was directed by award winner Martyn Burke. The film will be presented in 16x9 widescreen. Extras include an audio commentary by director Martyn Burke, an on-camera interview with co-star George Touliatos, as well as an original trailer. MSRP is $24.98.

Then on July 28th, we will release for the first time on U.S home-video, the Italian giallo THE WEEKEND MURDERS. Starring opera star Anna Moffo, as well as Euro-cult stars Evelin Stewart, Peter Baldwin, and Gaston Mochin, the film will be presented for the first time anywhere in 16x9 widescreen at 2.35:1, and it has been mastered in Hi-Def! Also included are an audio commentary with star Peter Baldwin and HOSTEL producer Scott Spiegel, moderated by Lee Christian, as well as an on-camera interview with Baldwin, a still gallery, and the original trailer. MSRP is $24.98.

For August, we will have the U.S DVD debut of Brian Trenchard Smith's STUNT ROCK, as well as some more EXPLOITATION CINEMA double bills, including never before released Horace Jackson's DELIVER US FROM EVIL, plus FOX AFFAIR, and TEENAGE GRAFFITI, plus TEENAGE MOTHERS, and many more. Stay tuned!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Peter Baldwin gives Code Red an on camera interview

Actor-Director Peter Baldwin was kind enough to grant us an on camera interview for one of our upcoming titles that Peter starred in. Peter also granted us a lively audio commentary/interview with HOSTEL producer Scott Spiegel and our extras producer Lee Christian. The film is an Italian giallo also starring some lovely Euro actresses, a British comedian, and a tough guy Italian star playing against type as a bumbling constable. We have a brand new HiDef master in its original scope aspect ratio (2.35:1). We are trying our hands at some Italian films and this one is ready to go and will be hitting the streets in late July (tentative July 21th). Stay tune for more info.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

For June, we have a Canadian backwoods horror with HENRY SILVA and aerial-action with BO SVENSON and LANCE HENRIKSEN

For June 21st, we have the Canadian backwoods thriller TRAPPED, directed by cult director William Fruet (DEATH WEEKEND, KILLER PARTY, SPASMS), written by John Beaird (MY BLOODY VALENTINE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME) and photographed by award-winning cinematographer Mark Irwin (SCANNERS, VIDEODROME, THE BLOB, THE FLY, SCREAM)! An innocent camping weekend turns into terror and murder for four young university students. Henry Chatwell (Henry Silva, OCEANS 11, SHARKEY'S MACHINE, CHAINED HEAT) tortures, stalks and kills his wife's lover, all witnessed by the students. Unable to contact the sheriff, the students return to their campsite where they are taken captive by Chatwell. Chatwell's verdict is that the students must die! Realizing he has gone too far, two villagers release the students, but they are soon recaptured one by one, except for Roger (Nicholas Campbell, THE DEAD ZONE, tv's DaVINCI'S INQUEST). Chatwell goes after Roger with an axe and the fight is on. When you are trapped like an's kill or be killed!

Specs on this disc are:

Brand new 16x9 master from the original IP

Original trailer (in Spanish)

MSRP is $19.98
And also on the same day, we have the 1986 action film, CHOKE CANYON! To Dr. David Lowell (Stephen Collins, 7TH HEAVEN), Choke Canyon was the only location where he could conduct a vital experiment involving Halley's Comet and the production of safe, inexhaustible power. But to the Pilgrim Corporation's ruthless executive Brooke Alstair (Lance Henriksen, ALIENS, PUMPKINHEAD), it was an ideal spot to dispose of a deadly load of illegal nuclear waste. Lead by a veteran mercenary (Bo Svenson, INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, KILL BILL), the corporation's hired guns come after Lowell with everything they've got! Filled with careening off-road chases and exciting plane and helicopter dog fights, CHOKE CANYON is a high energy action thriller directed by Veteran action director Chuck Bail (THE GUMBALL RALLY).

Specs/extras on this disc:

Brand New 16x9 widescreen master from the original negatives in Italy

Audio commentary with the late producer Peter Shepard, moderated by Lee Christian

BO SVENSON, STAR WHO IS ALWAYS WALKING TALL - an on camera interview with star BO SVENSON

Original Trailer

MSRP is $19.98.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


To celebrate the April release date of the official DVD of TERROR CIRCUS (aka BARN OF THE NAKED DEAD), Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle will be playing this at 11PM on April 10 & 11, a well as 17 & 18

Three showgirls are on their way to Las Vegas to hit the big time. Soon after leaving a desolate gas station in the middle of the desert their car breaks down. Luckily (?) for them the three women are saved by a seemingly nice guy named Andre. He takes the three lovely ladies back to his house. There they soon learn that Andre isn't such a nice guy as they become new additions to his perverted circus of captive women! Tortured and abused they must escape Andre's grasp or die one by one. Oh yeah, and did we mention the horribly disfigured mutant that lives in the shed! A.K.A. Nightmare Circus & Caged Woman 2. Co-presented by Code Red DVD.

And be sure to pre-order the official DVD of this, released thru Media Blasters. Our TERROR CIRCUS (aka BARN OF THE NAKED DEAD) DVD release has been mastered in Hi-Def from the original camera negatives! This is the best this film will ever look, and it has been properly presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and in 16x9. Special features include an on-camera interview with star Jennifer Ashley, make-up effects artists Doug White and Byrd Holland, costume designer Alan Apone, and producer Marvin Almeas; as well as an audio commentary with White and Holland. We hope this is what the true fans of this film have been waiting for and that it was worth the wait to see the film in this fully authorized presentation!

Friday, April 10, 2009

CAGED MEN screening tonight

4/10 @ 7:30pm

Caged Men
shown with
Fortune and Men's Eyes

In Caged Men, aka I'm Going To Get You...Elliot Boy, our hero, the bank robber, is ratted out by his duplicitous, white-hot hippy girlfriend, and ends up in the clink. Almost completely lost (did this thing even come out?), and recently rediscovered by the folks at the Code Red DVD label, Caged Men is a fast-paced, garish grindhouse winner--with a twist (wink, wink!)

Fortune And Men's Eyes Dir. Harvey Hart, 1971, 35mm, 102 min.
Caged Men Dir. Ed Forsyth, 1971, 35mm, 97 min.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Actor John Considine gives Code Red an on camera interview/audio commentary

Veteran actor John Considine was kind enough to grant us not only an on camera interview, but an audio commentary for one of our upcoming titles! The lively commentary track was moderated by HOSTEL producer Scott Spiegel. We acquired the original elements from the vaults of MGM and did a brand new master in Hi Definition from the original camera negatives! It is a very macabre 70's horror film which now looks even more funky in HiDef. We should be scheduling this title for Halloween of this year, as all extras are completed, including an interview with the late directors son. Stay tuned!

Here are some shots of John in HiDef!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bo Svenson gives Code Red an on camera interview

Veteran star Bo Svenson gave Code Red an exclusive interview for our upcoming CHOKE CANYON DVD! Bo was gracious enough to invite us to his home and reminisce about working with Stephen Collins, Lance Henriksen, and about doing his own stunts in the film. We hope you enjoy this charming interview that he has given us. The CHOKE CANYON DVD is now planned for a June 23rd release.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Tired of seeing The Hammer in crappy full-frame bootlegs taken from edited TV prints with zero extras? Well, The Hammer was tired, too! And The Hammer is ready to take on all those crappy bootlegs! Fred Williamson was happy to show up to give us a candid interview and commentaries for the two films DEATH JOURNEY and MEAN JOHNNY BARROWS. Fred is offering his fans his director's cut versions which contain 10 minutes extra for MEAN JOHNNY BARROWS and 3 minutes extra for DEATH JOURNEY! All uncut and mastered in HiDef from the original camera negatives! 16x9! 2.35:1 scope! Many of you were too young to see these films when Fred released them in the 70's, but now you can see them the way The Hammer wanted you to see them! Same Hammer time, same Hammer label!!
We are planning an September street date for both.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Here are some screenshots of our future release of the Fred Williamson classic MEAN JOHNNY BARROWS. This classic 70's action film also stars Roddy McDowall (PLANET OF THE APES), Stuart Whitman (BLAZING MAGNUM), Mike Henry (SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT), Luther Adler, Anthony Caruso, R.G. Armstrong, and Elliott Gould. The film was a loose reworking of the 1975 classic THE FARMER. This was mastered in HiDef from the original negatives, in it's scope 2.35:1 ratio in 16x9, and will be presented for the first time in its uncut director's cut version! More news to come!

Monday, March 16, 2009

a Mystery Star gives Code Red her first EVER on camera interview as well as an audio commentary for CHEERLEADERS WILD WEEKEND!

We were able to get a mystery star to not only grant us an audio interview/commentary for our upcoming DVD release of CHEERLEADERS WILD WEEKEND, but she also has agreed to give us her first ever on camera interview! We want to thank her from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time out of her busy shcedule to let us know about working with Jackie Chan, Richard Gere, Ryan O'Neal, etc., and also about what she is doing now. We hope you now understand why we waited to release this title. With this in the can, you can expect a summer release!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

RIP Peter Shepard

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Peter Shepard whom we last spoke to on the phone on 2/09. He wanted to participate on THE VISITOR DVD once he came back to L.A. from France in May. He had been gracious enough to give us an audio commentary for CHOKE CANYON, and we hope you enjoy the many stories he had about Paola Pasolini, as well as working on 1900, THE VISITOR, PIRANHA 2, and TENTACLES. We would like to pay tribute to him and hope you enjoy his audio commentary for CHOKE CANYON, scheduled for a July release.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Leon Isaac Kennedy gives Code Red an on camera interview for CHEERLEADERS WILD WEEKEND

Leon "Too Sweet" Isaac Kennedy gave Code Red a great on camera interview about working with Bill Osco on CHEERLEADERS WILD WEEKEND, as well as working on such classics as PENITENTIARY, TOO SCARED TO SCREAM, FIGHTING MAD, BODY AND SOUL, and others. We want to thank Leon for granting us this interview and hope fans of CHEERLEADERS WILD WEEKEND now understand why there was a delay on this release. And Leon was not the only star we arranged an exclusive interview with. Stay tuned for whom the second elusive star is that has also participated on this release

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fred Travalena gives Code Red an audio commentary with Scott Spiegel!

Legendary funnyman/impressionist Fred Travalena recorded an audio commentary with cult director/writer Scott Spiegel and Code Red moderator/movie geek Marc Edward Heuck for a slasher/comedy he starred in titled NIGHT OF THE DRIBBLER. The film is about a killer with a basketball head who starts to kill the high school basketball team members! Fred plays four roles in the film, and he had a wonderful time doing impressions with our two moderators! We hope you'll have fun, too, when this makes it's U.S debut the summer of this year.

Monday, February 16, 2009


CODE RED recorded an audio commentary & filmed on-camera interviews with John Fasano and Frank Dietz for our upcoming release of ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE, the movie that started the Thor/Fasano craze that is sweeping horror fandom. Thor could not attend the commentary in person, but he joined us via telephone and his comments were recorded at his Canadian studio, making this a joint discussion track for Thor/Fasano/Dietz. The commentary, moderated by THE JITTERS writer Jeff McKay, will be fun and informative to all the horror fans out there who loved or hated the film. This Adam West/Tia Carrere horror film is also beloved by most Mystery Science Theatre fans as one of the craziest movies ever featured on the show! Code Red is planning a late 2009 release and are also planning to HiDef the film with the original camera negatives! Keep checking in for more details!! Same CODE RED time, same CODE RED label!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

NIGHT OF THE DRIBBLER makes its world debut via Code Red‏!

NIGHT OF THE DRIBBLER, a comedy slasher shot in 1995, but never released anywhere in the world, will make its world debut via CODE RED DVD this summer! Some psycho wearing a basketball mask is killing off the High School basketball team and it's up to the famous TV Funnyman Fred Travelena to find the killer! In the vein of Peter Sellers films, Fred plays 3 roles in the movie! Canadian TV's COLD SQUAD Gregory Calpakis also stars in this demented comedy horror film that has been lost for many years! Directed and produced by the fine folks who brought you SNUFF, THE CARPENTER, and the cult classic ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE! We hope you all will enjoy this lost classic!