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.