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Boosmahn
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Re: American Genre Film Archive (AGFA)

#26 Post by Boosmahn » Thu May 24, 2018 10:57 pm

Looks like Ed Wood's Take It Out in Trade will be released on Blu-ray (maybe DVD?) in November.
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#27 Post by Boosmahn » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:06 pm

Ninja Zombie is getting a DVD-only release in October.
Grindhouse Video wrote:Transferred from the original BETA-SP master tapes!
Commentary track with director Mark Bessenger!
Behind the scenes footage!
IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE short film by Mark Bessenger!
Interview with star John Beaton Hill!
Reversible cover art with illustration by Kelsey Spencer!

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#28 Post by Boosmahn » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:59 pm

Take It Out In Trade Blu-ray/DVD combo details:

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About the film
Ed Wood was the filmmaker behind PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, the author of hundreds of adult novels, and a pall-bearer at Bela Lugosi's funeral. Wood fought in the Pacific Ocean theater during World War II while wearing a bra and panties under his uniform. Basically, there will never be another hero like Ed Wood. And there will never be another movie like TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE. Unseen for almost fifty years, this is a surreal sexploitation detective comedy that would feel right at home on a triple-bill with John Waters's MULTIPLE MANIACS and Russ Meyer's THE IMMORAL MR. TEAS. With delirious narration by Wood himself, positive depictions of LGBTQ relationships, and a miraculous role by Ed Wood in drag as "Alecia," TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE is a joyous swan song from one of the most seminal exploitation filmmakers of all time.
About the features
New 2K preservation from the only 16mm theatrical print in existence!
Commentary track with filmmaker Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE), Ed Wood biographer Rudolph Grey, and AGFA’s Joseph A. Ziemba!
TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE: THE OUTTAKES, 70 minutes of unseen footage scanned in 2K!
Exclusive liner notes by Ed Wood biographer Rudolph Grey!
Bonus movie: THE LOVE FEAST (1969) starring Ed Wood, scanned in 2K from an original 35mm theatrical print!
Reversible cover art!
Street date is November 13th.

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Re: American Genre Film Archive (AGFA)

#29 Post by Boosmahn » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:39 pm

AGFA will be releasing Drug Stories!, an 80-minute compilation of anti-drug scare films, on Blu-ray in 2019; this includes Florrie Fisher's notorious PSA The Trip Back.

Edit: It looks like they've confirmed three other 2019 Blu-rays: Blood Lake, Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore, and I Was a Teenage Serial Killer.

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Re: American Genre Film Archive (AGFA)

#30 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:37 pm

Here's some news that's certain to rouse the interest of this forum...
AGFA wrote:After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, AGFA purchased a film scanner to create new digital transfers of titles from the Something Weird library. Take It Out in Trade is the fifth release of dozens in this partnership, following The Zodiac Killer, Bat Pussy, Ed Wood’s The Violent Years, and Godmonster of Indian Flats.
It's at a slower rate than expected, but the Something Weird films will all be released eventually.


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#32 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:51 pm

Don't forget Fleshpot on 42nd Street, to which Guru the Mad Monk will probably be a bonus feature.

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#33 Post by knives » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:10 pm

Wish the Milligan's just came in a big box so I don't have to individually repurchase them.

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Re: American Genre Film Archive (AGFA)

#34 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:39 pm

knives wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:10 pm
Wish the Milligan's just came in a big box so I don't have to individually repurchase them.
They will. AGFA usually includes a bonus movie in every release and Guru, the Mad Monk is likely to be it.

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#35 Post by CriterionPhreak » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:18 pm

Has anyone listened to the "Bat Pussy" Blu-ray audio commentary, and does it reveal any detail on the making of the film, such as who directed/produced/wrote it, who starred in it, etc.? I've heard that the film's provenance is completely unknown.

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#36 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:56 am

DVD Drive-In wrote:
SpoilerShow
The film is accompanied by a rowdy audio commentary track by Something Weird's Lisa Petrucci and Tim Lewis, along with AGFA's Joe Ziemba and Sebastian del Castillo, and Bleeding Skull's Annie Choi. Even with the 2K restoration they can offer little more factoids about the film's making other than pointing out that the Razorbacks tattoo on Buddy's buttock suggests the film was shot in Arkansas rather than Texas as was speculated before, and that Buddy and Sam may indeed be a real-life couple as one can see that both wear wedding bands. There is also some interesting speculation that the film might have been an attempt by a storefront theater owner to make his own product only for everything to go wrong (there's a speculative fiction movie in there somewhere) while also puzzling over just how this film go so much projection to be in its current state. Petrucci and Lewis discuss the Dragon Art Theater collection (which cribbed a filmed intro from Kentucky-based producer/theater manager Donn Davidson's storefront shows) on which BAT PUSSY made its VHS debut, the 1997 catalogue Blue Book supplement and its various essay contributors, and Vraney's acquisition of the 16mm film lot (excavated by punk musician Mike McCarthy) from an Ohio theater in which the film was found.
Doesn’t sound quite like what you’re after.

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Re: American Genre Film Archive (AGFA)

#37 Post by CriterionPhreak » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:47 am

Adam Grikepelis wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:56 am
DVD Drive-In wrote:
SpoilerShow
The film is accompanied by a rowdy audio commentary track by Something Weird's Lisa Petrucci and Tim Lewis, along with AGFA's Joe Ziemba and Sebastian del Castillo, and Bleeding Skull's Annie Choi. Even with the 2K restoration they can offer little more factoids about the film's making other than pointing out that the Razorbacks tattoo on Buddy's buttock suggests the film was shot in Arkansas rather than Texas as was speculated before, and that Buddy and Sam may indeed be a real-life couple as one can see that both wear wedding bands. There is also some interesting speculation that the film might have been an attempt by a storefront theater owner to make his own product only for everything to go wrong (there's a speculative fiction movie in there somewhere) while also puzzling over just how this film go so much projection to be in its current state. Petrucci and Lewis discuss the Dragon Art Theater collection (which cribbed a filmed intro from Kentucky-based producer/theater manager Donn Davidson's storefront shows) on which BAT PUSSY made its VHS debut, the 1997 catalogue Blue Book supplement and its various essay contributors, and Vraney's acquisition of the 16mm film lot (excavated by punk musician Mike McCarthy) from an Ohio theater in which the film was found.
Doesn’t sound quite like what you’re after.
Thanks. I guess if you made such a bad film, you would want to go into hiding and ensure no one finds out who you are.

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#38 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:57 pm

Fleshpot On 42nd Street and Guru, the Mad Monk are coming to Blu-ray/DVD in February 2019!

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Product description:
Andy Warhol never hired a young John Waters to make a sex-fueled soap opera for $50. But if he had, it would have felt like Fleshpot On 42nd Street. Dusty Cole (Laura Cannon) and Cherry Lane (Neil Flanagan, star of Guru, the Mad Monk) are streetwalkers with a mission: survival! After a potential hook-up goes bad, Dusty quits Cherry and the life and shacks up with new beau Bob. However, tragedy lurks around the corner. Filmed guerilla-style on Long Island by legendary DIY filmmaker Andy Milligan (The Ghastly Ones), Fleshpot On 42nd Street is a dreamy, psychotic melodrama that exists in a space-time continuum known only to itself.
Product features:
  • 4K preservation from Something Weird’s only 35mm theatrical print!
  • 42nd Street trailers from the AGFA + Something Weird vaults!
  • Liner notes by AGFA’s Alicia Coombs!
  • Bonus movie: Guru, the Mad Monk (1969), Andy Milligan’s horror opus preserved in 2K from an original 35mm theatrical print!
  • Reversible cover art!

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