Monday, December 24, 2012


Mack Bing's 1972 GABRIELLA was a confusing poorly put together sex movie which really didn't make much sense.  2 years later, General Films and Arthur Marks bought the film and took 1/3 of that film and shot new footage with Pat Woodell, Marki Bey, Sondra Currie and got Barbara Mills back as her title character Gabriella to make a film that make sense.  According to imdb the film grossed $4,000,000 (USA) in 1974!  CODE RED and Films Around The World is proud to present CLASS OF 74 from the original negatives (only reel 1/10min had to be from a damaged print as Reel 1A was missing). and original GABRIELLA (from a preserved 35mm release print) as a double bill release.  So it's drive-in fun as you can watch both film!  One movie, two different version!
coming soon on code red.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Code Red strikes a deal with ultimate character actor/director James Hong for his 1978 film GIRLS NEXT DOOR (aka TEEN LUST)  James visited us at Deluxe Lab to supervise the new telecine from his 35mm negatives.  CODE RED will release a double bills of the GIRLS NEXT DOOR (from the 35mm negatives) which is 77min and the 85min version TEEN LUST (from a 35mm release print).  Films stars Perry Lang (SPRING BREAK), Kristen Baker (FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2) and Robert Gribben (TRIP WITH THE TEACHER).

Wednesday, November 14, 2012



Some real treats ahead for 2013 include:

The Alfredo Leone library with great titles like the first HD presentation of  Lucio Fulci's VOICES FROM BEYOND. Also DVD releases of LOVE BY APPOINTMENT (aka HOLIDAY HOOKERS),, Mark Lester's GOLD OF THE AMAZON WOMEN, Anthony M. Dawson's VENGEANCE, and JOHN TRAVOLTO: FACE WITH TWO LEFT FEET.

Films Around the World presents VAMPIRE’S NIGHT ORGY and many more classics from the 70’s.

Gary Graver's TRICK OR TREATS with David Carradine & Steve Railsback with extras done by Sean Graver, restored in HD

CURSE OF THE BLUE LIGHTS , an ambitious horror/fantasy film made by fantastic filmmaker Joe Johnson.

Uncut version of THE MAD BOMBER called POLICE CONNECTION, recently restored by Code Red in HD from the original uncut 35mm pre-print elements .  starring Vince Edwards, Chuck Connors, and Neville Brand!

CODE RED's first Blu-Ray 001 will be the director's cut of the 1974 classic THE ELECTRIC CHAIR (97 min. cut) with special features & extras;  Hosted by Maria Kanellis and TV's MONSTER MAN Cleve Hall.

NAIL GUN MASSACRE (Blu-Ray 002) with a brand new 2012 HD 1.78 transfer and a new 2012 HD fullframe boom mic cut and more dvd extras by original extra creator Loyd Cryer.

And finally the biggest announcement is JUST BEFORE DAWN, and this time it's nice and clean and in HD, as I spared no expense to do this one right from the original interneg.

Many people tried to put me out of business by sabotage projects, but thanks to God creating credit cards, you can't stop Code Red. Selling direct is keeping Code Red alive, and being a bully to Code Red just shows how immature some adults are who hide behind the computer. Thanks to everyone who bought and supported Code Red as we all struggled through some very rocky years. Much appreciated and God bless you all.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

last chance for MADMAN

2011 was a rough year for Code Red as titles like NIGHTMARE didn't even sell the amount people on the web boasted it would, and I simply can’t keep all titles in print indefinitely. Some titles will never be re-pressed again; that’s a hard fact. In 2012, Code Red started selling direct as we eliminated the middleman and letting the stores get 60% off, and sales were very small, but still, getting the entire amount proved to be a success overall and kept the company alive. The first title, GHOSTKEEPER, proved to be a success, although later titles like THE BABYSITTER proved to be flops, but several titles like RETRIBUTION and PEOPLE WHO OWN THE DARK seem to be doing well. So direct sales is where we will continue for now. We had some new titles at the tail end of 2012 like DEVIL'S THREE, HEATED VENGEANCE, and SINNER'S BLOOD, but also re-pressed THE VISITOR, NIGHT OF THE DEMON, WITCHMAKER, and JULIE DARLING. Some of the represses did okay, but some did very little business, so repressing doesn't seem overall to be heading towards the right direction for survival. People have to realize that Code Red is not a multi-million dollar company like others and can't keep these things in print forever, so if you want them, buy them now.

 We are going to press 500 more copies of MADMAN, so if you missed it then, buy it now, because we are not going to press it ever again.

Friday, October 12, 2012


The Godfather of the Bava collection, Alfredo Leone, says, "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." Mr. Leone has just licensed to CODE RED DVD a few of his films: the violent Spaghetti western VENGEANCE with Richard Harrison; a loveable Ernest Borgnine goes gaga for sexy "The Story of O" star Corinne Clery in LOVE BY APPOINTMENT; Bo Svenson and Donald Pleasence battle Amazon girls in GOLD OF THE AMAZON WOMEN; and for the first time on home video, FACE WITH TWO LEFT FEET (with a John Travolta clone and Ilona Staller in a zany disco comedy!) Mr. Leone is looking forward to the sales and hopefully this will be the start of a great business opportunity for the both of us! More Leone to be on dvd for 2013!

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Hello Friends
I wish to bring to your attention that my first feature - RETRIBUTION – was just rereleased for the first time ever on DVD and in celebration of its 25th anniversary since it was first released in 1987. I’m sure that most of you have never seen it and so here is an opportunity to view at home this revenge-themed suspense/thriller about “soul possession” which was inspired at the time by THE EXORCIST.
Also, it is the first film where I play the “taxi driver” which I continued doing as a fun “Hitchcockian” signature in the rest of my features. This movie is also full of special effects which we did the hard way on-camera since this is before computer digital effects and is pretty amazing to see what could be done in those days for just a $1.25-million budget when you’re lean and mean and hungry to make a first film! The music score alone is quite exceptional and will engage and enthrall you.
Finally, if you love movies and enjoy knowing how they are made, this anniversary edition includes a bonus feature of a 2-hour “director’s commentary track” which I recorded earlier this year explaining the thought process of every scene, which is a lot of fun to listen to and is very instructive about how the film was made as you watch it.
You can own this 25th anniversary DVD for just $20 plus shipping anywhere in the world. I’m asking each of you to purchase a copy and own it in your DVD library as I promised my distributor (Code Red) that we will sell out his first pressing and he’ll have to reorder many more times. Here is the direct RETRIBUTION product page: just scroll to the bottom and click on ADD TO CART…it will take you to a PayPal payment page or you can use any credit card you wish fast and easy:

If you prefer ordering through Amazon, it’s a couple of dollars more there at:
I’m very grateful for your purchase of this DVD which took me two years to make happen. Though it was only available on VHS 25 years ago, it has since become sort of a cult film in the thriller/horror genre world and I would like a new generation of film lovers to enjoy this re-issue. Please help me make it a success and own a DVD copy of this “Guy Magar” first movie.

I thank you in advance for your kind support and enjoy the film…and please let me know your thoughts after you see it. I can promise it will give you an exciting evening of film entertainment and scare the heck out of you and guests!

All the best

Guy Magar

Monday, July 9, 2012


Due to several requests and after Dark Sky's critically favored dvd release of THEY CALL HER CLEOPATRA WONG, Code Red is going to release another sought after Filipino action film, DEVIL'S THREE (aka PAY OR DIE).
When crime lord Lucifer Devilin's (Johnny Wilson) daughter is kidnapped by his employee, he asks his arch nemesis Cleopatra Wong (Marrie Lee) to find her and bring her back alive. Wong employs homosexual Tony Del Rios (played over the top by Franco Guerrero, ONE ARMED EXECUTIONER) and an obese fat lady, Rotunda, to find Devilin's daughter and help out on the mission. This politically incorrect comedy action film played on 42nd Street via Terry Levene's Aquarius Releasing as PAY OR DIE with a Kung-fu like poster!

Code Red has access to the original 35MM camera negatives, which were in miserable shape (seems like some idiot spilled alcohol on it, maybe to keep people away from the film), but we did the best we could in a painstaking restoration. Like Leo Fong once said, "Philippine filmmakers do not take care of negatives." Well, he was correct for reel 1 is in terrible shape. A reason for celebration, though, is that the film is the uncut full 99 minute version! (You can throw away the best selling 92 minute dvd-r version from Shocking Video.)

Director Bobby Suarez died in 2010, so PLLLLEEEEAAASE don't be a complainer and demand a commentary from him on the disc. Deceased people can't come back to life to be on dvd. So be nice or Cleopatra Wong will kick your butt! More news to come, so keep checking in.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


We are deeply saddened that Susu passed away Saturday, June 16th. When I first met her, it was for the on camera interview for the BUTCHER, BAKER, NIGHTMARE MAKER DVD.  I had to drive to her place to film her and when I arrived at her place, she did not answer the door. The guy who runs the apartment complex came out and said that she was home and probably sleeping. He started yelling, telling her to wake up and answer the door because she had visitors. Susu yelled out, "LEAVE ME ALONE!"  The guy yelled back to her that these people have an appointment with her. I yelled out, "Susan, remember the interview? I offered you $400 cash to film the interview!"  Susu yelled out, "Hold on! I forgot about this.” She answered the door in a wheelchair, telling us that she needed to look presentable to be filmed.  She told me she never saw the film, but people seem to bother her on the film like it was some kind of sin she committed.  I told her I brought over the movie so she can watch it and comment on it. The commentary I wanted to do was a bust, as since she had never seen the film, all she kept asking was why she couldn’t have a sex scene with Jimmy McNichol. LOL. She kept putting beer in the freezer and telling me this is the way everyone should chill their beer, and her parrot Ricardo was fun. Since it was Easter, Lee Christian had a gig as an Easter bunny at a party and I told him to show up as an Easter bunny for Susu. Lee showed up with the costume (but not wearing it since he had to give it back) and all Susu could say was, "I guess you were supposed to be my Easter bunny.”  LOL. She wanted us to film her putting on her prosthetic legs and wanted us to film her walking with crutches. I gave her $$ and she told me to come closer to her.  I did, and she gave me a big kiss and told me that I am a good boy. LOL. She called awhile back asking whatever happened to the dvd.  I told her one nasty fat guy was telling everyone that the producers and I are bootlegging the film and that he know it's owned by a bank. Susu asked me if I had a copyright lawyer on this, and I told her I did and spent a fortune and still came up empty.  And both distributors did not have perpetuity rights to the film, so any "so-called” bank claim is all bullshit. She told me, "The Fat guy is a prick and I'll kick him with my stump",  and that she’d like to get some big black guys to teach him a lesson. The DVD never came out since these terrorists are vindictive liars, and therefore Susu’s film still sits in the Code Red vault. I'll miss you Susu.  You were one of a kind and we’ll all remember you forever

Friday, May 4, 2012


Why sell some titles direct?  Are sales that bad for obscure films?  Well, selling 600 copies is simply not enough to break even.    Once upon a time back in 1976, an east-coast singer named Peter Lemongello released an LP album called "LOVE 76" and placed direct-sales TV ads all over New York stations, and then placed ads in California and west coast stations.  This album started the whole TV album sales craze back then and it sold a million copies.  And he was just a singer singing cover versions of today's hits (well, it was today's hits in '76).  The man proved to the world that a nobody singer could penetrate the music and home shopping industry just by advertising on TV, as people will buy things direct.  Titles like NIGHTMARE are still in the red ink, so selling direct is the only answer for customers in the world. So right now, Code Red is the Peter Lemongello of the dvd world. 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

GHOSTKEEPER DVD is finally for sale direct!

Code Red is proud to release the Canadian film GHOSTKEEPER, which many genre internet critics have called one of the top 5 Canadian horror films made in the 80's. The dvd is now for sale!! You can own a dvd by buying direct!
U.S customers pay $21.00

Canadian customer pays $24.00

Overseas customer pays $25.00

Paypal account is

Friday, February 17, 2012


Due to the poor sales NIGHTMARE received after multiple complaints and even death threats, it seems the majority of complainers and would-be killers didn't even buy the dvd. The only way for lesser known title to turn a profit is to eliminate the middle man. Out of the 35 titles released in 2011, only seven titles made a profit (not NIGHTMARE, the most harassed title). Due to shipping and stores wanting 55% off the suggested retail price, and the distributor getting their cut, it seems a $19.95 title only coughs up a tiny $7.00 profit, and then 1/2 of money gets eaten away from pressing and shipping to stores gets slapped on and there's always returns. If we can sell direct, or sell at only one place with just one shipping charge to transport the dvd, then recoup/profit can be made. Most "in" dvd labels have no problem dumping 3,000 titles, but the titles CODE RED are putting out are old films from the 70's/80's that buyers seem to push back with, "l'll buy it later". This is strange since other labels' product is still in print after 6 years, and what little Code Red titles sell seem to skyrocket in value (like investing in gold) after 2-3 years. Selling direct can be the answer to keeping titles in-print longer, and we can personally answer the complainers since we can check our records to see if they actually bought the dvd or not. So far the major complaint was that NIGHT OF THE DEMON didn't have a reversible cover, when it does. This means they didn't buy it. How can we answer these people who do not even buy the product? It's like Pizza Hut apologizing to a vegan about their Meat Pizza Combo, when the vegan would never buy it to begin with. Once we get organized, we can start selling the new releases of 2012 direct to our customers (not rental stores, and more to the loyal horror buyers). We are going to test the waters soon with a much requested biggest Canadian thriller/horror GHOSTKEEPER. Thanks to all who support Code Red. (this direct sale will only be smaller titles, and not high profile titles)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Farewell Zalman

It saddens me that the great Zalman King has passed away at the age of 69. When I first called Zalman, since we had a mutual friend, I thought he would never do a commentary for TRIP WITH THE TEACHER. He called me back laughing and snickering, saying, "You actually want me to do a commentary for TRIP WITH THE TEACHER?" and he agreed to show up at a recording studio in two weeks. And 2 days before the recording, I called him, only for him to answer the phone saying, "Calling me so soon? Why would I not show up, I wouldn't miss this for the world."

The day of the recording, he showed up, I shook his hand, and talked a bit about his past work, which amazed him. I asked him to do a quick on camera, he smiled at me and said, "I'm not going to do an on camera, I'm not going to be filmed anymore." Then I said let's go to the recording room to do the commentary, he walked half way, stopped, acted worried saying, "You are not going to make me watch the film." Then I said, "But Zalman, you promised me an audio commentary." He then said, "I don't want to watch myself, I don't want to see this film." Then I asked him, "Why did you show up then?" He replied, "Since we had a great conversation, I just wanted to meet you." Then I said, "Look Zalman, I need something for the DVD, please come into the recording room, and we will talk about your career." He paused for a second, and then said, "OK, but I am sure we have very little to say."

When we got into the room, suddenly the Crown International logo began on the monitor, and Zalman suddenly got up trying to leave. I told the studio engineer not to start the film, and let's just talk about your career. So basically, I was talking to Zalman face to face about how he started, his earlier work, including TRIP WITH THE TEACHER, and his later stuff. He answered many interesting questions that I always wanted to ask him, and at one point, he said, "How do you memorize all these films I did without a computer in front of you......I never had anyone ask me all these questions.....when are we going to conclude?" So after 75min, we stopped, but he was very impressed, saying this was the best interview he ever did, and even said, "We think alike, in fact, we should talk about having you distribute my RED SHOE DIARIES and have you come over to my office to show you what I am doing now, to get your imput." Unfortunatley, due to no time on hand, I wasn't able to.

Then Katarina Waters walked in the room and she introduced herself, and I thought it was amusing how he asked her, "Do you do nudity?" right away, right to the point, very professionally. And my brother walked in and I told Zalman that my brother released Robert Downey's GREASER'S PALACE. Zalman then said, "Downey, yeah, too bad he is dead now" in which I had my brother call Downey to show he was still with us, which made Zalman laugh and he and Downey chatted about old times. Before he left, he looked at me, "God, it was an interesting experience meeting you, as I found out many guys I thought were dead were alive!"

Zalman, you will be missed. I am sorry I didnt get a chance to hang out with you more to look at your new projects. Was planning to this year, but sadly that's not going to be. God Bless.