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Scorpion Releasing

#1 Post by manicsounds » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:37 pm

Scorpion Releasing site

Criterion Dungeon - Scorpion Releasing

Great little company in the line of Code Red, releasing obscure horror/cult/camp films from the 60s 70s and 80s. All their titles are mastered from original elements, have great extras.

Just recently, I finally got the long awaited "Black Rodeo", on my wish-to-see list for so long.
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Ironically, it comes in a 'white' keepcase....
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#2 Post by Cold Bishop » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:27 am

!!!!!!!

When did this get unearthed? I've met more than a few collectors in the past who considered this impossible to find.

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#3 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:27 am

Scorpion Releasing has been releasing fantastic editions of their films and I'm glad that them, along with Code Red, Blue Underground and Severin are keeping cult films alive on DVD. The transfers are solid and the special features are usually pretty interesting. Last year they put out one of my favorite British films of the seventies, Girly which is a must see for anyone who loves movies that are so off kilter, you aren't sure what you should feel. Plus the title's Girly is very cute adding to the pleasure factor of the movie.

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#4 Post by knives » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:56 am

And it's directed by Freddie Francis who's one of the better Hammer directors in my opinion. At the very least he's the most overtly arty.

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#5 Post by manicsounds » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:51 am

Old news but unposted here, Scorpion are finally putting out Blu-ray releases

Also, DVDBeaver reviews their release of "Savage Streets", which eclipses BCI's version (pun intended) and surpasses the Arrow video version.

And I don't know how I missed about this one, but they released the South African martial arts 'classic' "Kill And Kill Again" starring the incomparable James Ryan!
Here's the DVDTalk review

Hopefully there will also be a version of "Kill Or Be Killed" coming soon...

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#6 Post by Calvin » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:08 pm

From their Facebook:
Due to the dismal BluRay sales (most selling 600 or less) of the titles that had been out before numerous times on DVD, and the fact that the DVDs of some of these BluRay titles sold much better (DEATHSHIP, TOMBOY to name a few). Any titles falling into this category, I will only press 1,000 (1,200 on the more popular ones) BluRays and sell them as limited editions.
Now, since I don’t have an outlet to sell direct yet, these new Limited Edition Blu-Rays will be sold by Code Red on their website, as he seems to have found a much more successful mode for selling catalog BluRays than I have selling them through retail outfits. (now I can see why Twilight Time went with this business approach)
The first batch of BluRays that will be sold on Code Red's web site are:
GIRLY
MORTUARY
DON’T ANSWER THE PHONE
And the long awaited release of GRIZZLY (since DAY OF THE ANIMALS sold less than TOWER OF EVIL or THE UNSEEN, and both of those sold barely 1,000 units, which is why I think 1,000 - 1200 is the right number to press these titles, like GRIZZLY.)
Also, all future BluRay titles will now be put on hold (like SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE and HAUNTING OF MORELLA), until each are carefully determined to see if they have a shot at making a profit through retail outlets (only two BluRays have for me so far) or will be a limited edition that will be available on my new web site that I am building. The future status of all BluRays I release will be evaluated and any decisions will be posted here.
Thank you for understanding.

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#7 Post by domino harvey » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:43 pm

Ha I JUST bought Mortuary goddammit! Scorpion is run by the head of Code Red's brother, if I'm not mistaken.

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#10 Post by zedz » Wed May 21, 2014 5:21 pm

I always thought Scorpion Releasing was a bad idea.

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#11 Post by Perkins Cobb » Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:52 pm

Based on their Facebook page, Scorpion's alliance with Kino seems to be about to yield a burst of typically well-chosen rarities, except now on Blu-ray:

Grizzly (8/5)
Green Ice (8/5)
A Summer Story (8/12)
Careful, He Might Hear You (8/12)
Sorceress (8/19)
Girl on a Swing (8/19)
The Elephant Man (8/25)
Friendly Fire (8/25)
Space Raiders (9/2)
Oliver Stone's Seizure (9/9)
Short Eyes (9/16)
Killer Fish (9/23)
The First Power (10/7)
Jennifer (1978) (10/14)
Jonathan Demme's Last Embrace (10/14)
Bryan Forbes's The Naked Face (10/21)
Candle For the Devil
Drum
The Wicked Lady
Island Claws
Nashville Girl
Cult of the Damned (Angel, Angel, Down We Go)
The Misfit Brigade
Bloody Mama
Movie Movie
City on Fire!
Masque of the Red Death (1989)

Some of the above as well as the just-announced Planet of the Vampires Blu-ray seems to be a Frank Tarzi-brokered "co-production" between MGM and Scorpion (which is producing the Tim Lucas audio commentary).

On the down side, it looks like some of these titles will release the DVD to retail but hold the Blu-ray for exclusive sale on Kino's website.

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#12 Post by sir_luke » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:26 pm

Movie Movie! I've wanted to see that for so long. Never thought it would come to Blu-ray.

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#13 Post by pointless » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:58 am

The Girl Hunters (Roy Rowland, 1963) on Blu-ray to be released October 14th.

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Max Allan Collins
    Vintage on camera interviews with Mickey Spillane and Shirley Easton

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#15 Post by L.A. » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:23 pm

Oliver Stone's directorial debut Seizure (1974) reviewed @ Mondo Digital.

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#16 Post by pointless » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:52 am

From Scorpion Releasing's Facebook page:
At the Earth's Core (Kevin Connor, 1976)

Release date: January 13, 2015 - MSRP is $29.95

Special Features:
  • Reversible cover of both these art work
    Brand New on camera interview with star Caroline Munro
    Brand New on camera with Director Kevin Connor
    Audio commentary with Kevin Connor
    Original Trailer
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#18 Post by captveg » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:04 pm

Street date announced as 3/31/15

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#19 Post by pointless » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:49 pm

The Land That Time Forgot (Kevin Connor, 1975) to be released June 2015

Special Features:
  • Audio commentary with director Kevin Connor moderated by director Brian Trenchard Smith
    Reversible cover
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#20 Post by rockysds » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:57 am

Screen Archives Entertainment wrote:New Blu-ray exclusives: Scorpion Releasing CANDLE FOR THE DEVIL and STRIPPED TO KILL and all future Scorpion limited edition Blu-rays will be sold exclusively through Screen Archives. MSRP for CANDLE FOR THE DEVIL and STRIPPED TO KILL Blu-ray is $24.95. Pre-orders will go live March 2nd at 3pm EST, and the Blu-rays will start shipping approximately March 17th.

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#21 Post by domino harvey » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:34 am

rockysds wrote: all future Scorpion limited edition Blu-rays will be sold exclusively through Screen Archives.
No one wrote:Great news!

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#22 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:23 pm

David and Lisa Blu-ray review on DVDBeaver. I don't know about at Scorpion's AR but I don't remember the hVe looking anything but correct at fullframe (but it's also been years since I've seen it)

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#23 Post by EddieLarkin » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:46 pm

The screwy compression is also a concern. Scorpion have acknowledged the authoring house messed up and are looking into it, but they haven't said anything about a recall yet.

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#24 Post by Ashirg » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:23 am

July Screen Archives limited releases -

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#25 Post by JamesF » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:11 am

Very excited for Hollywood Boulevard! The Joe Dante Blu-Ray collection comes one title closer to completion...

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