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  • #31
    Just an idea for promotions and/or extras you could get a few website and web personalities involved in doing video reviews and maybe doing extras like commentaries or video reviews.

    Someone like Brad Jones (Cinema Snob) who has a pretty sizable following could give you a few more sales:

    http://thecinemasnob.com/2011/09/02/...erminator.aspx

    Then there's the rifftrax guys.
    "Ah! By god's balls what licentiousness!"

    Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Alex K. View Post
      Just an idea for promotions and/or extras you could get a few website and web personalities involved in doing video reviews and maybe doing extras like commentaries or video reviews.

      Someone like Brad Jones (Cinema Snob) who has a pretty sizable following could give you a few more sales:

      http://thecinemasnob.com/2011/09/02/...erminator.aspx

      Then there's the rifftrax guys.
      Not a bad idea, but I want to keep everything respectful. No mocking of the films or their makers. No MST3K style junk. But yeah, having guest reviewers would be neat.

      We're planning on making extensive amounts of review copies available for every title we release so anyone who has a legit site/blog/podcast etc is welcome to contact us for screeners once the discs start coming out.

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      • #33
        John, I'm personally glad you dropped MOD. That was a great decision in my opinion. As far as dvd covers are concerned, I was curious if you are going to be using the movies' original artwork( poster art) or will it be something more generic? Also, you had mentioned a movie called "The Sins of Ilsa" in another thread. I was curious if you could give me any more information about it.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by John Lyons View Post
          Not a bad idea, but I want to keep everything respectful. No mocking of the films or their makers. No MST3K style junk. But yeah, having guest reviewers would be neat.
          I hope so... I really can't stand those people who don't respect the materials, who are they to critic and laught as they are for the most part nobody.

          On the other hand a Joe Bob Briggs come back would be certainly appreciated. He sure knows what he is talking about and sure respect the materials. But I guess his price is high...

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          • #35
            Any kind of Joe Bob commentary would be an instant buy even if I have zero interest in the film it self.
            "Ah! By god's balls what licentiousness!"

            Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Rakesh R. View Post
              John, I'm personally glad you dropped MOD. That was a great decision in my opinion. As far as dvd covers are concerned, I was curious if you are going to be using the movies' original artwork( poster art) or will it be something more generic? Also, you had mentioned a movie called "The Sins of Ilsa" in another thread. I was curious if you could give me any more information about it.
              It looks like SINS OF ILSA isn't the exploitation gem its name would imply. But I still haven't seen it so I'm not totally sure. From what I've gathered, it's a dry Iris Murdoch novel adaptation.

              No idea who owns the rights so I can't touch it at the moment.

              Also, for the drive-in titles, the plan is to use original artwork whenever possible. The DVD/Blu combo packs will likely be a mixture of original and newly created art.

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              • #37
                Alright everyone, we've settled on one of our first 'drive-in' doubles:

                Ken Friedman's DEATH BY INVITATION (1971) + Paul Kener's SAVAGE WATER (1979)
                Both are being sourced from decent 35mm prints (some scratches and dirt is to be expected, but for two ultra cheap and grimy 16mm blow-ups, they look quite nice) and are being presented in their proper 1.85:1 theatrical aspect ratios for the first time ever on video.

                For the initial batch of double features, we're also planning a double feature of two (not all that obscure) early 60's B & W thrillers which have never been released on video in this country from 35mm transfers. Also planned is a softcore double feature and an XXX double feature. Once titles are finalized, I'll post them.

                Thoughts?

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by John Lyons View Post
                  Alright everyone, we've settled on one of our first 'drive-in' doubles:

                  Ken Friedman's DEATH BY INVITATION (1971) + Paul Kener's SAVAGE WATER (1979)
                  Both are being sourced from decent 35mm prints (some scratches and dirt is to be expected, but for two ultra cheap and grimy 16mm blow-ups, they look quite nice) and are being presented in their proper 1.85:1 theatrical aspect ratios for the first time ever on video.

                  For the initial batch of double features, we're also planning a double feature of two (not all that obscure) early 60's B & W thrillers which have never been released on video in this country from 35mm transfers. Also planned is a softcore double feature and an XXX double feature. Once titles are finalized, I'll post them.

                  Thoughts?
                  Really looking forward to your first drive-in double bill! Both films sound like a hoot and seem to compliment each other nicely. Definitely intrigued about those early 60s thrillers as well. Not a fan of softcore or hardcore stuff but there definitely is an audience for it which is great for them to see there genre represented respectfully from a label such as yourselves. I'm really looking forward to supporting you guys in the future! Will your products be available through Amazon?

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                  • #39
                    Any horror and/or science fiction coming?

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Shawn Francis View Post
                      Any horror and/or science fiction coming?
                      Both DEATH and SAVAGE are horror films. DEATH is about witches and things while SAVAGE is a proto-slasher.

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                      • #41
                        Shawn Death by Invitation and Savage Water (kind of) are horror film :p

                        Edit : John sent his reply while I was searching about the films and writing mine...

                        You sure pick two obscures films for your first release, but discover "lost" movie is what I want. Savage Water sound interesting, any chance you have Paul Kener's Wendigo too?

                        Cost nothing to ask as I'm sure SWV doesn't have the rights of that film, Do you have good materials for The All-American Girl? I love that movie but what is currently available look so bad...

                        Originally posted by John Lyons View Post
                        Also planned is a softcore double feature and an XXX double feature.
                        I can't wait to know what those will be
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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Jimmy Simard View Post
                          Shawn Death by Invitation and Savage Water (kind of) are horror film :p

                          Edit : John sent his reply while I was searching about the films and writing mine...

                          You sure pick two obscures films for your first release, but discover "lost" movie is what I want. Savage Water sound interesting, any chance you have Paul Kener's Wendigo too?

                          Cost nothing to ask as I'm sure SWV doesn't have the rights of that film, Do you have good materials for The All-American Girl? I love that movie but what is currently available look so bad...
                          Nothing on WENDIGO, unfortunately. Both came out on VHS back in the day...Rare as hell.

                          Also, my ALL AMERICAN GIRL materials aren't great. I should try and enlist Bob Chinn to help with those films and rescue them from the clutches of SWV, as he did produce them all and could likely make a good legal claim of ownership.

                          We do have one 'lost' sexploitation film in mind for release. The print is pretty rough though.

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                          • #43
                            SWV initially released DEATH BY INVITATION in black and white. I remember liking it. It will be nice to finally see it in color!

                            Basically, I am hoping for a new press-release every hour or so from Vinegar Syndrome.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by John Lyons View Post
                              Thoughts?
                              You're off to a pretty kick ass start. Nice choices, curious to see what the 60s B&W and XXX titles are.
                              Rock! Shock! Pop!

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by John Lyons View Post
                                Nothing on WENDIGO, unfortunately. Both came out on VHS back in the day...Rare as hell.
                                Probably one of those case were very few print was done...

                                Originally posted by John Lyons View Post
                                Also, my ALL AMERICAN GIRL materials aren't great.
                                But if you have the All American Woman too that could make a great sexploitation double feature, even more if Bob Chinn or Mark Haggard are involve in the production.

                                Originally posted by John Lyons View Post
                                I should try and enlist Bob Chinn to help with those films and rescue them from the clutches of SWV.
                                Yes you should do, from what I've heard they sell many films that doesn't belong to them and not just the DVD-R... Satan Children being just one exemple.

                                Originally posted by John Lyons View Post
                                The print is pretty rough though.
                                Not a problem when this is the only way to save a film.

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