Severin Films

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Re: Severin Films

#326 Post by swo17 » Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:46 pm

Hmmm...I was tempted to go for the bundle with that, for the Christopher Lee connection.

Christmas colors are an interesting choice for a double-wide crypt...

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#327 Post by L.A. » Mon Apr 04, 2022 2:20 pm

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Caligula 2: The Untold Story
Mondo Digital.

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#328 Post by swo17 » Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:39 pm

Just received my $10 invoice to upgrade to the UHD reward for Out of the Blue

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#329 Post by fdm » Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:51 pm

Nearly deleted that...

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#330 Post by dwk » Tue Apr 26, 2022 2:10 pm

Jess Franco's Faceless is getting a UHD release. It will be available from Severin's booth at Texas Frightmare Weekend. They also will be selling Blu-rays of Brigitte Lahaie's Female Executioner

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#331 Post by dwk » Fri May 27, 2022 1:23 pm

Severin's latest Bu-ray box set is up for pre-order: The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler

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#332 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri May 27, 2022 1:31 pm

dwk wrote:
Fri May 27, 2022 1:23 pm
Severin's latest Bu-ray box set is up for pre-order: The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler
Here is their trailer for the set. I'm not familiar with his work. Is this at least better than Al Adamson?

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#333 Post by swo17 » Fri May 27, 2022 1:32 pm

I was just about to ask where he falls on a scale from Adamson to Milligan

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#334 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri May 27, 2022 1:34 pm

swo17 wrote:
Fri May 27, 2022 1:32 pm
I was just about to ask where he falls on a scale from Adamson to Milligan
Hahaha that's basically my rating scale as well.

Edit: Someone described the movies as fun which is already a step above Al Adamson in my opinion.

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Re: Severin Films

#335 Post by CSM126 » Fri May 27, 2022 1:57 pm

By god The Chooper is coming to Blu-Ray. What a world.

If only there were more people putting this kind of effort into good obscure films/directors.

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#336 Post by Matt » Fri May 27, 2022 2:00 pm

Definitely much closer to Adamson than Milligan. Maybe he's kind of like Ed Wood if his ambition was to be William Asher? Or Herschel Gordon Lewis if he wanted to be Vincente Minnelli (but with the skills and imagination of neither)?

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#337 Post by agnamaracs » Fri May 27, 2022 2:47 pm

One of his last projects was a multi-part documentary about his (and my, sorta) hometown of Reading, PA. And that's on here along with Rat Pfink a Boo Boo, Incredibly Strange Zombies, and something called "Dr. Cock Luv" (subtle!).

Yeah, I'm gonna have to get this.

Didn't Nicholas Winding Refn "present" a restoration of Wild Guitar? I wonder if Severin used that version.

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#338 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri May 27, 2022 2:50 pm

agnamaracs wrote:
Fri May 27, 2022 2:47 pm
One of his last projects was a multi-part documentary about his (and my, sorta) hometown of Reading, PA.
Oh interesting. I went to undergrad in Reading, PA. That spikes my interest a bit more.

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#339 Post by colinr0380 » Fri May 27, 2022 2:58 pm

Here's an episode of Jonathan Ross' Incredibly Strange Film Show focused on Steckler. Interesting to learn that Vilmos Zsigmond got his start on many of these films!

I have only seen Wild Guitar out of these films but kind of love it! Although I should admit that even then I prefer the Exploitica re-edit of it!

A lot of the musical moments from these films turn up on that Golden Turkeys album, which presumably tied in with Michael Medved's book of the same name. So whilst I have not seen the films they come from, I am aware of the painfully groovy likes of Shook Out Of Shape, Yes, I Will, We're The Lemon Grove Kids, Rat Pfink and Big Boss A-Go-Go Party from Rat Pfink A Boo Boo.

And Red Letter Media tackled Blood Shack (aka The Chooper) a little while back. I like one of the comments under that video that "why would you not title this film Blood Shed?!"
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Re: Severin Films

#340 Post by brundlefly » Fri May 27, 2022 3:03 pm

Just part of the long, slow crawl toward seeing Coleman Francis in UHD.


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Re: Severin Films

#342 Post by colinr0380 » Sat May 28, 2022 7:35 am

brundlefly wrote:
Fri May 27, 2022 3:03 pm
Just part of the long, slow crawl toward seeing Coleman Francis in UHD.
I'd buy a UHD of The Skydivers in a heartbeat!

And I see that Coleman Francis narrates The Thrill Killers! Which also stars Liz Renay, over a decade before she was in John Waters' Desperate Living!

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Re: Severin Films

#343 Post by brundlefly » Sat May 28, 2022 5:04 pm

colinr0380 wrote:
Sat May 28, 2022 7:35 am
brundlefly wrote:
Fri May 27, 2022 3:03 pm
Just part of the long, slow crawl toward seeing Coleman Francis in UHD.
I'd buy a UHD of The Skydivers in a heartbeat!
Now realize that, since I have the old Rhino MST3K flip-disc collection that included un-riffed versions of the movies, I own this on DVD. Hope I'm never tempted to upgrade my low-res shame.

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Re: Severin Films

#344 Post by swo17 » Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:46 pm

My signed Out of the Blue UHD arrived today!

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