Saturday, December 18, 2010


On 1/18, Code Red will release the first official DVD release of Ted V. Mikel's THE BLACK KLANSMAN, A light-skinned African-American impersonates a Caucasian and joins the notorious Ku Klux Klan to get revenge on the bigots who bombed a church and killed his daughter! It's a controversial melodrama that exploits racial tensions and bigotry. Starring Max Julien (THE MACK), James McEachin (TV's TENAFLY), Richard Gildren (TV's DEATH VALLEY DAYS), Whitman Mayo (TV's SANFORD AND SON), and directed by Ted V. Mikels (ASTRO ZOMBIES).

Special Features

Brand New progressively scanned 16x9 widescreen telecine from the original camera negatives!

Audio commentary with director Ted V. Mikels

2nd audio commentary with make-up artist Byrd Holland

On camera interview with star Richard Gildren

Original theatrical trailer!

Alternative opening credit!

Code Red trailers!

MSRP 19.98

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Code Red signs a deal with VCX to release their catalog titles.

Code Red has inked an exclusive deal with VCX to release their back catalog titles of horror films. VCX has opened the vault to give us several classics, like the demonic gory-torture film MARDI GRAS MASSACRE, the Bigfoot run rampant classic NIGHT OF THE DEMON (1980), and the 1978 occult classic HAUNTED starring Aldo Ray!! David Sutton, President of VCX says, "I look forward to Code Red releasing some of our non-adult films back into the marketplace for all the fans to enjoy them once again." We at Code Red are very excitied about this business venture with VCX and hope to release these films before September 2011!

More details will follow.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Code Red presents two work of director Stephanie Rothman

In the month of February, Code Red presents two classics from director Stephanie Rothman.

On 2/8, Code Red presents GROUP MARRIAGE. Cult icon CLAUDIA JENNINGS stars in this amusing insight into modern day living. A group of six people find out the joy and tribulations of not only sharing a house together, but also each other’s partners! When Chris starts getting bored with her boyfriend, Sander, she starts looking for someone else. On the way home from work, she hitches a ride with Dennis. Chris invites Dennis back to dinner in Sander’s house. The three of them get along quite well together and Dennis asks to spend the night. Chris realizes that there is more to Dennis than what’s between his ears, and later in the night goes to check him out! Sander discovers that his girlfriend has slept with Dennis and does not seem that upset, especially when he meets Dennis’ girlfriend, Jan. And so the group begins living together and find that sharing can be fun! Starring Jeff Pomerantz (SAVAGE WEEKEND), Solomon Sturgess (WORKING GIRLS), Victoria Vetri (WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH), Aimee Eccles (CONCRETE JUNGLE), Jayne Kennedy (BODY & SOUL), Ron Gans, and Pepe Serna! Directed by Stephanie Rothman!

special features:

progressively scanned brand new 16x9 HD master supervised by director Stephanie Rothman herself, from her/UCLA's archival print.

theatrical trailer

code red trailers

MSRP 19.98

Then on 2/15 Code Red presents WORKING GIRLS. WORKING GIRLS is the story of three beautiful girls who want to have more than just fun….they want to work and they'll do anything to get ahead. Cassandra Peterson (famous for her role as "Elvira" on TV) is featured in a very revealing role as a free spirited stripper who teaches the other girls what it takes to make it in the big city. Fans of "Elvira" take note---- "Working Girls" contains Elvira's only nude footage on film! Starring Sarah Kennedy (TELEPHONE BOOK), Laurie Rose (HOT BOX, WOMAN HUNT), Lynne Guthrie (NIGHT CALL NURSES) and SOLOMON STURGES (GROUP MARRIAGE). Directed by Stephanie Rothman, this brand new 16x9 HD master was supervised by Stephanie Rothman herself, from her/UCLA's archival print.


Progressively scanned brand New HD 16x9 anamorphic transfer supervised by director Stephanie Rothman from her/UCLA's archival print.

on camera interview with star Laurie Rose!

original theatrical trailer

code red trailers

MSRP 19.98

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pick your favorite cover for the October release of THE UNDERTAKER!

Cover A

Cover B

Cover C

Here is your chance to pick your favorite cover for the October Release of the unreleased Joe Spinell film THE UNDERTAKER (aka DEATH MERCHANT). Here are the 3 covers, just post on this blog which one you prefer, A, B or C, and the one with the most votes will be it! Hurry, you have until Thursday 7/8 at 9 PM Pacific to vote, so vote now!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Romano Scavolini's NIGHTMARE soon to be out!

Our long awaited and most troubled title, NIGHTMARE, will finally be released on DVD in late 2010. This over budgeted project has been plagued with problems from the beginning: the damaged negative was unusable, four 35mm prints that had been claimed to be "pristine" were covered in white dots and emulsion scratches, and there were 3 botched telecine jobs on the transfer. Then there was the overpriced money pit extra of the Romano Scavolini interview that was supposed to have been shot in English, but was conducted in Italian. Anyway, it is not just translating the interview from Italian to English - that is fairly easy. The main issue is that every line of the translation needs to be timed to when Scavolini is talking so that it can be matched to when he's speaking. It's not as easy as using a dialog list for a feature film where you have various characters conversing and it's easy to put the subtitles where/when they belong. This Scavolini interview is basically a 95-minute one man talking feature-length film and requires much more than a translator just writing down what he's saying on a piece of paper. In case you are not aware, a 95-minute interview is much more dialog driven than an average feature film - and that is why the subtitling houses wanted more money for this project than subtitling an actual movie. The budget of this release is already way beyond the estimated sales and I simply do not have the money to put anything more into it. DVD sales have been extremely poor for the last 14 months and breaking even in this business is becoming a pipe dream.

To fix the best out of the 3 telecines we did, it is costing $42,000 to do it right (or more like passable). CODE RED does not recoup $42,000 in sales on any title. Overseas sales could be one way of recouping, but the film is already being bootleged in most countries even though it has a valid copyright. There is no way of stopping these thieves and no way of us getting some overseas funds to fix the film. Currently, a German DVD sleazeball label is bootlegging 4 of our titles, the same 4 we still haven’t recouped on. They saw profit before we even got to it.

Another problem was that many fans wanted the NIGHTMARE IN A DAMAGED BRAIN version, which is very strange as that is the UK title and it’s the cut version. It never played anywhere outside of the UK under that title. If any of you want that cut version, I can’t help you.

Goldmine Productions wants NIGHTMARE out and the fans want it out, so the most we can do is put out what we have done and move on. For the extras, we do have the participation of Baird Stafford and also main special effects man (Florida scenes) Cleve Hall. This is all we can deliver as far as extras at this time. There is a remote chance the Scavolini interview may be worked out in time for the release, but at this moment, that is not confirmed or finalized so as it stands now we have to say it won't be included. Also, this may be hard to believe to fans of NIGHTMARE, but most of the people who worked on the film do not like the film, were never fully paid, and have nothing but bad memories working on it. 90% of the people we asked turned us down for an interview. One even said he wished the film would go away and he was happy that the negative was destroyed. Of course, we know the fans absolutely LOVE the film and that's what really counts.

NIGHTMARE received twice the amount of email requests as our recently released SLITHIS, and that movie only sold 489 copies. NIGHTMARE has to sell 4,200 copies just to break even. That amount is practically impossible in today’s market for a niche title as this. Simply put, the funds coming in from my second business and freelance work are currently paying for CODE RED’s losses.

For the horror fans who didn’t support us in our past releases, it will be eBay time soon for stores/dealers because many of our titles will be Out Of Print by the beginning of next year. It’s fun to rent, but pretty soon if you want to own these discs, you better do so soon as several of our catalog titles are no longer going to be repressed. THE FOREST (special edition version), DOOM ASYLUM, FABULOUS JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH and DEVIL TIMES FIVE (special edition version) are out of print. Many other title like THE UNSEEN, BOARDINGHOUSE, SOLE SURVIVOR, RUNNING HOT, and PETS will not be repressed and some of them have a very limited quantity left.

In any event, the long wait is finally over. NIGHTMARE is coming to DVD in 2010 in its best possible presentation. We hope you all enjoy the release and appreciate all your patience. Watch this spot for the official announcement of the streetdate. Thanks for the support!

UPDATE: Sorry - there were a couple of people who posted comments that were just now accidentally deleted. Please repost if you can as we want to make sure everybody's voice is heard. Sorry for the tech issue. Thanks for your support!

Friday, July 2, 2010


TOM SELLECK and his MAGNUM P.I co-star ROGER MOSLEY along with PHYLLIS DAVIS stars in this drive in classic! In the wake of a Supreme Court decision to outlaw the death penalty, California passes an initiative that designates TERMINAL ISLAND as a dumping spot for first-degree murder convicts, 40 men and 4 women, free to do what they like.......except leave! The main camp of convicts is controlled by the tyrannical Bobby (Sean Kenney, STAR TREK, CORPSE GRINDER), who along with Monk (Roger Mosley) rules with an iron hand, and the women are used as sex slaves. On the other side of the island, A.J. (Don Marshall, LAND OF THE GIANTS) and a group of more free-minded murderers have escaped and gone into hiding. When A.J. and his men liberate the women (including Phyllis Davis, drive-in star of SWEET SUGAR, and Marta Kristen, LOST IN SPACE) from Bobby's custody, tensions mount to an all-out confrontation for control of the island!

Special Features

Brand New 16x9 widescreen master from UCLA/the director's archieved print

Play with inmates: audio commentary with Sean Kenney and Don Marshall modorated by Scott Spiegel and Bill Olsen.

Introduction by Mickey Zide, of Dimension Pictures

On camera interview with Sean Kenney

On camera interview with Don Marshall

Phone interview with star Phyllis Davis

MSRP 22.98

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

ALICE GOODBODY DVD streets on 8/17

This wild 70's sex comedy follows the exploits of a greasy spoon waitress, Alice Goodbody (Sharon Kelly - star of SUPERVIXENS, ILSA), as she sleeps her way to stardom via encounters with the cast and crew of a rock-musical production of Julius Caesar. It's bad luck for Alice, though, because while she sleeps to get to the top, a series of mishaps on the set keeps getting her injured and delaying production. It's a ribald, sexy comedy romp that Roger Corman called, "Hilarious! The funniest, truest take on Hollywood -- EVER!" Hollywood will never be the same as Alice sleeps her way to the silver screen, if she can make it out alive! Co-starring Vic Caesar (Duke Mitchell's MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE) and George "Buck" Flower (ADVENTURES OF THE WILDERNESS FAMILY)!

+ Brand New 16x9 (1.85:1) Mastered from HiDef from the original CRI negatives
+ audio commentary from the director/writer Tom Scheuer and editor Gary Maxwell
+ Code Red Trailers

MSRP 19.98

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

HORROR HIGH 35th Anniversay Edition on 8/10

A series of grisly murders wreaks havoc at a small Texas high school! A no-nonsense cop is assigned to find out the identity of the mad devious killer who roams the corridors of the high school. A mild mannered student has been drinking a mysterious potion that turns himself into Vernon, a genetic freak. Terrorizing students and teachers alike, Vernon spreads his web of violence and terror to all who have mocked or laughed at him. Vernon also plays a deadly game of cat & mouse with the cop who is trying to stop him. Can the cop beat the killer at his own game, or will he become the final victim at Horror High?

+ Brand New 16x9 (1.85:1) Mastered from HiDef from the original 35mm dupe negatives from Crown International's vault
+ Uncut for the first time on home video!
+ on-camera interview with Lead star Austin Stoker
+ comedy commentary with TV's "Beat the Geeks" J. Keith Van Straaten, Marc Edward Heuck, and Paul Goebel
+ bonus footage shot for TV on the TWISTED BRAIN release.
+ original theatrical trailer
+ code red trailers

MSRP 24.98

Friday, May 7, 2010


We are sad to hear that David has passed away at age 89. He was one of the nicest and friendliest people we have ever worked with. David recently contributed so much of his free time to help us with the extras for STIGMA and he was honored to be a part of it. He was still quite alert and in good health, so his passing such a short time later is very sad. Rest in Peace, David, we all love you.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


CODE RED DVD is proud to announce the DVD re-release of the cult hit MADMAN! Once a holy grail for horror fans who didn't buy the Anchor Bay release back in 2001, MADMAN is back! We have the same extras (commentary/trailers) from that earlier release, but this time it's an anamorphic transfer, and there are some new on-camera interviews. The dvd will be a limited edition and once it's gone, it's gone. Don't miss the opportunity to buy the film before it's too late. More news to follow!

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.

Monday, January 11, 2010

RIP Tony Fish

We at Code Red have been informed by MADMAN producer Gary Sales, as well as 'Madman' himself Paul Ehlers, that Tony Fish, who played TP in the classic slasher film MADMAN, unfortunately passed away last year. Fish had joined Sales and Ehlers, as well as the late Joe Giannone, on the audio commentary track for the first DVD release of "MADMAN" from Anchor Bay some years ago. We wish to send our condolences to his family and friends, and hope fans of the film will always remember his fun performance in the film.