Friday, April 08, 2005


Synapse Films, a company specializing in elaborate DVD releases of often sleazy exploitation films, has listed on their 'uncoming films' page...Jabootu favorite Rock 'n Roll Nightmare (!), "Re-Mastered in HD from the Original Camera Negatives!"

There's no indication when this might be released, but damn, that's cool.

In the meantime, although it doesn't sound like my bag, there's the company's upcoming release of 1970's Bizarre (aka Secrets of Sex), which is described this way on teh IMDB:

"A brainy sex flick with a sense of humor, the film begins with a narrator/mummy who guides us through a number of vignettes promising to show what some of us go through in the pursuit of sexual pleasure. There's a fabulous ten minute opening, where the half naked go go dancers have vegetables thrown at them. One of the tales features a female photographer who tortures a male model. Another has a female burglar (Cathy Howard) caught by the house owner. The craziest involves a nerd hiring a blond call girl (Sue Bond) in pursuit of a menage-a-trois with his pet lizard; and there's a endearing misadventure with secret agent Lindy Leigh (Maria Frost) who does topless safecracking."

As usual, the company is pulling out the stops here [per Dvddrive-in]: "The disc presents the movie in a new digital 1.66:1 transfer with Dolby Digital 2.0 audio, and includes the following supplements: • Audio commentary by Gordon and author/Fango contributor Tom Weaver; • Two short films by Balch and NAKED LUNCH author William S. Burroughs: THE CUT UPS and TOWERS OPEN FIRE; • Video interview with BIZARRE writer Elliott Stein; • Theatrical trailer and; • Liner notes. Retail price will be $19.95."

Man, I can't wait to see what they do with Rock 'n Roll Nightmare!


At 11:55 AM, Anonymous KurtVon said...

Don't know if I ever mentioned this. Was talking about R&RN with a friend and he rolled his eyes. "I know the movie, and do you know the name of the character killed in the opening scene?"


"Mr. Batten."

"The character was named after you?"

"Yeah, the first person killed in all John's movies is named 'Mr. Batten.'"

He apparently doesn't know whether to be happy with the tribute, or worried about the implications.

At 10:12 AM, Blogger BeckoningChasm said...

"Narrator/mummy" is one of those hyphenates you just don't see often enough.


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