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  • Andy Milligan

    So far I've seen:
    - Nightbirds (blu): liked it
    - Guru, the mad monk (high-quality download on the Vinegar Syndrome website): great!
    - The body beneath (blu): great!
    - The ghastly ones (SWV dvd): didn't know what I was looking at, the image and sound quality was a bit too low

    Are any other Milligan titles planned for a blu-ray release?

  • #2
    Code Red have three planned for this month, Torture Dungeon (1970), Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970) and The Man With 2 Heads (1972).

    You should also check out The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here! (1972) and Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973).
    LA PASIÓN ESPAÑOL: THE EROTIC MELODRAMAS OF VICENTE ARANDA (1991-1999)

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    • #3
      If you haven't already, please read Jimmy McDonough's biography of Milligan. It's a great read (Milligan's visit to a performance of Peter Pan is a highlight).

      I love Milligan's films. I'd love to buy Code Red's Blus, but I don't think Bill will sell them to me as I live in the UK :frustrated face: I'll have to see if I can snag them from a third party seller.

      Has anybody read Rob Craig's book GUTTER AUTEUR, about Milligan's films? I haven't bought that one yet, largely owing to the high price. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gutter-Auteu...=gutter+auteur
      'You know, I'd almost forgotten what your eyes looked like. Still the same. Pissholes in the snow'

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      'All explaining in movies can be thrown out, I think': Elmore Leonard

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      • #4
        Code Red were also going to put out Blood (1974) but its postponed for the time being.

        Anyone ever see Carnage (1984)? I've crossed paths with the old Media VHS several times but never actually watched the film.

        LA PASIÓN ESPAÑOL: THE EROTIC MELODRAMAS OF VICENTE ARANDA (1991-1999)

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        • #5
          Carnage is good fun - I have the Media VHS tape. Milligan is a director I have alot of time for, possibly because when getting into horror/exploitation films etc through books and magazines, he was often mentioned in a very negative way, often dismissed as the worst film maker of all time. It made his films intriguing to me, so I got hold of a double bill VHS of Blood Rites (aka: The Ghastly Ones) and Bloodthirsty Butchers expecting the worst, but was pleasantly surprised: especially Blood Rites which I often revisit all these years later. The SWV disc is amongst my favourites actually - I loved Seeds Of Sin too. I have many of his films on DVD-R, but would happily upgrade them to DVD/Blu as and when they are given legit releases.

          It's quite annoying therefore that Code Red are the ones to release BB, Man With 2 Heads and Torture Dungeon as they are all fun Milligan films I would snap up in an instance, but they won't sell these films to the UK. Hopefully Diabolik DVD will stock them.

          Have had my eye on that 'Gutter Auteur' book for a while actually, but not got round to buying it yet. I do have 'The Ghastly One' by Jimmy McDonough however, which is a great read.

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          • #6
            The Body Beneath is one of the most fascinating films I've ever seen and I say that without a trace of irony. Its one of those films that you watch just completely dumbfounded as to what you're witnessing. Say what you will about the quality of his films but Milligan was a true auteur. I think anyone with an interest in off the beaten path cinema needs at least two of his films in their collection. The man himself was also quite the character. Just imagine what a commentary track from him would sound like?!
            LA PASIÓN ESPAÑOL: THE EROTIC MELODRAMAS OF VICENTE ARANDA (1991-1999)

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            • #7
              Yes, The Body Beneath is great. Anyone new to Milligan may find this a good starting point. The BFI Flipside disc of Milligan's Nightbirds here in Blighty has it as an extra feature, but its still worth getting the ever wonderful SWV disc, which contains his short film Vapors (plus a bunch of Milligan trailers).
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              Last edited by Someone Weird; 11-06-2014, 01:51 AM.

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              • #8
                I'm downloading "Fleshpot..." from the Vinegar Syndrome website (where I found "Guru..."). I'll let you guys know what I think.
                Thanks for the replies!

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                • #9
                  That "Ghastly One" biography was incredible. A very well-written and fun read. Well, fun ... you know what I mean... Maybe entertaining is a better word.

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                  • #10
                    This info popped up on FB regarding the new Code Red Blu-ray:

                    "I received mine today. Sadly, BLOODTHIRSTY BUTCHERS is still cut(same version as the old Midnight Video one, but of course in MUCH better quality!). Liked the deleted scenes added on the MAN WITH TWO HEADS disc-just wish there was more of the rough torture/gore parts that take place in that secret room Jekyll goes in as well. Haven't watched TORTURE DUNGEON, but am assuming it's also the same as the old Midnight Video version, missing the hunchback kissing scene and a few other minor spots. Mishkin was notorious for kissing the MPAA's ass, cutting anything he thought would stop his films from getting the R-rating. I'm sure there's totally uncut prints of Milligan's films somewhere, in a private collector's film basement, etc. Hopefully, the real deals will come out someday!"

                    I'm hoping my copies will show up tomorrow or later this week as I pre-ordered them they day they were available.
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                    • #11
                      At least BB is the same cut as the VHS and not the further-chopped Video Kart edit.

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                      • #12
                        There are 2 caps from each BD ober at AV Maniacs if you want to take an advance peek.
                        The caps are poorly selected but what is there looks pretty nice.
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                        • #13
                          I've only seen one Milligan film, Guru: The Mad Monk, and it was... Yeah. It wasn't trashy enough to be entertaining. I'm willing to give him one more chance though.
                          "Ah! By god's balls what licentiousness!"

                          Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom.

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                          • #14
                            I watched Bloodthirsty Butchers last night - it's actually much worse than I remember it being, haha. The print used is all over the place in terms of black levels and color but it's watcahble enough and has its own sort of grimy charm I guess. The movie sucks pretty hard, yet... I'm very happy to have it. The interview with the actor was an interesting extra too. Looking forward to digging into the other two Milligan Blu's in the coming days. I need to space them out a bit, I think if I marathoned these my brain would melt.
                            Rock! Shock! Pop!

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                            • #15
                              I've watched both the BB and MAN WITH TWO HEADS blu's over the last couple of days, I actually enjoyed BUTCHERS more than ever before. It's a disaster, to be sure, but I love it! It has most of the Andy traits with hateful dialogue and innocence rendered trite by contrast with the evil characters. Truth be told, though, it's the costumes by "Raffine" that steal the show constantly, they always look starchy and too-new, just about ready to fall apart. A perfect complement to the God-awful wigs and thoroughly strange character make-ups.

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