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Re: Mondo Macabro

#76 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:34 pm

DeprongMori wrote:Mondo Macabro title "Mystics of Bali" (1981) is getting a screening at the Roxie in San Francisco on Sunday night. Looks like a doozy.

http://www.mondomacabrodvd.com/mod132.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Here's the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vmhWPvDca8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I've never seen Mystics in Bali but feel as if I have, as this was one of the key titles in the original Mondo Macabro book that I remember poring through back in early 1998. If you need any further encouragement this is by H. Tjut Jalil (or Jalil Jackson) who went on to direct the other notorious possession film, Lady Terminator!

Both of those titles got eye-popping synopses (a sample quote for Mystics in Bali: "The particular type of creature that Cathy has become is well known in South East Asian folklore. In Malaysia they are called penanggalan. At night superstitious locals line their windows with thorns so that the creature's entrails will get caught if it tries to fly in. The penanggalan's favourite food is blood, especially that of newborn children. One of the most horrifying scenes in Mystics in Bali shows Cathy's flying head attacking a woman in labour. It floats down between her arched thighs and literally sucks the foetus out, gorging itself on the new flesh.") but I mostly remember the wonderfully mangled, and strangely emphatic, English on the reproduced poster for Mystics in Bali:
The True Story of an AUSTRALIA girl who learn the mysticen of LEAK BALI (Baliu). The tremendous mysticen of LEAK Bali, is always feared the people of Bali ever end ever.
The main character is apparently an American!

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Miklos Jansco's PRIVATE VICES PUBLIC VIRTUES coming to Blu

#77 Post by Jared A. » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:46 am

Coming to blu ray later this year from Mondo Macabro
Miklos Jancso (1921-2014) was one of the giants of European art cinema. He had been making films in his native Hungary since 1958, but in 1966 he exploded onto the world scene at Cannes with THE ROUND UP. The international critics had never seen anything like it. Combining cinematography with choreography, Jancso films crowds of soldiers on horseback, peasants, and partisans as they perform a ritualistic dance of love, life and death on the bleak Hungarian plains. Ostensibly a costume piece about the 1848 revolt against the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the film was widely interpreted as a thinly veiled attack on the aborted 1956 Hungarian uprising against Soviet Russia.

Over his next five features he developed and refined a hypnotic and fluid technique via long, sweeping camera moves and crane shots. Filming in color, his productions became like dazzling "happenings", combining music, dance, naked bodies, horses, men in uniform and spontaneous bursts of singing into a seemingly eternal tracking shot. His films were widely screened at festivals and in art house cinemas. His was a name to drop, an influence to quote.

Then, in the early 1970s, Jancso moved to Italy and began working with new collaborators. Times were changing. It was a post-1968 world and a new explicitness was being seen onscreen, coupled with a certain sense of betrayal about the ideals that had seemed so achievable only a few years before. PRIVATE VICES PUBLIC VIRTUES, made in 1975, reflected both these factors.

The story is based on the famous Mayerling incident where Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria was found dead beside his 17 year old lover in an apparent joint suicide. However as with his earlier productions, the director only used history as a jumping off point. The film is pure Jancso. The long tracking shots are there, the horses are there, the naked bodies are there, as are the snatches of folk music and group singing.

The main difference between this film and his more acclaimed earlier works is that it features a host of increasingly bizarre sexual incidents. When it screened as an official entry in the 1976 Cannes Festival and viewers caught on to some of the shocking things that it contained ... well, let's just say that it caused a scandal and in some ways Jancso's reputation never recovered. Like Borowczyk before him, he was almost written off as a one time great film maker who had strayed too far into porn and lost his artistic mojo.

In fact PRIVATE VICES PUBLIC VIRTUES now plays like an overlooked masterpiece. There really is nothing like it in world cinema. The controversy long behind us, we can see that this is one of those rare erotic productions where the point of the film lies in its excess. There's nothing gratuitous about it. Known in Germany as THE BIG ORGY (Die Grosse Orgie), this amazing piece of subversive 70s cinema has never been well treated on home video - pirated, cut and generally not given the respect it deserves. This new release from Mondo Macabro, a world Blu-ray exclusive taken from the original negative, will bring this forgotten classic of world cinema back into the spotlight. It's a film that once seen cannot be forgotten, and it deserves a place in the home of all adventurous film lovers.
Trailer (NSFW!): https://vimeo.com/158525820" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(Slightly-less-NSFW trailer): https://vimeo.com/158541780" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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#78 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:57 am

As mentioned in the BFI thread, Mondo have confirmed that both editions disc's will be identical. While I've no doubt the BFI will have a more substantial booklet, Mondo have finally revealed the extras for their ltd red box edition of the film:
Mondo Macabro wrote:Red Box Limited Edition Exclusive Extras:

*Larraz on Larraz! Bonus DVD featuring a two-hour long archival interview with Jose Ramon Larraz! - Conducted in the late 90s and used as the basis for the Larraz episode of UK TV show Eurotika! (included as an extra on the main disc), the majority of this career-spanning interview has never been seen before.

*Exclusive booklet featuring a brand new essay from Writer/Critic Samm Deighan! – Samm is the editor of the Satanic Pandemonium blog, co-host of the Daughters of Darkness podcast, and the assistant web editor for excellent horror magazine Diabolique. She has contributed to Fangoria, Paracinema, and the book Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s, and is currently writing a book about WWII and cult cinema.

*1000 numbered copies in the usual red case that you’ve all come to love, or at least tolerate.
Pre-orders open this Wednesday 30th March.

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#79 Post by Jared A. » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:39 am

Pre-order for the Ltd. Ed. is now live:
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#81 Post by MichaelB » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:54 pm

Full specs announced for Private Vices Public Virtues - the link also includes a spectacularly NSFW but pretty accurate trailer.

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#82 Post by Alain3000 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:38 am

http://cityonfire.com/blu-ray-for-korea ... t-is-near/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Word on the street is that independent distributor Mondo Macabro will soon release the Blu-ray for 1981′s Suddenly in Dark Night, an obscure, critically-acclaimed Korean thriller directed by Go Yeong-nam (Korean Connection). The upcoming release will feature all-new interviews with Korean film critics and producers.

Koreanfilm.org’s Darcy Paquet cited Suddenly at Midnight as a rare example of 1970s-80s Korean horror that was genuinely frightening, describing it as “a mysterious psychological study… that beguiles the viewer right up to its bizarre closing image.” Cityonfire.com’s Paul Bramhall says “I’m excited at least!”.

Suddenly in Dark Night stars Kim Young-ae (Confession of Murder), Yoon Il-bong (Love on a Rainy Day), Lee Gi-seon (Lost Youth), Hyeon Hye-ri (Unconditional Love) and Kim Geun-hui (Encounter).

Stay tuned for more release details regarding Suddenly in Dark Night.

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#83 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:34 pm

MichaelB wrote:Full specs announced for Private Vices Public Virtues - the link also includes a spectacularly NSFW but pretty accurate trailer.
Limited edition now on sale direct from MM

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#84 Post by sir_luke » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:31 am

Facebook announcement for 1981 Korean psychosexual horror film Suddenly in the Dark. Know nothing about the film but what they wrote, but it sounds fascinating. It's enough for me that it's got the 3 S's: sex, shamanism, and synth!

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#85 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:28 am

Also announced was "Jess Franco’s underrated 80s supernatural-sex opus MIL SEXOS TIENE LA NOCHE!" [just a little NSFW], along with a slight delay in announcing an unnamed gialli. All three are coming out on BD.

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#86 Post by L.A. » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:06 pm


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#87 Post by Ashirg » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:27 pm

Coming this fall/winter! Art by Justin Coffee!

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#88 Post by med » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:10 pm

MichaelB wrote:Full specs announced for Private Vices Public Virtues - the link also includes a spectacularly NSFW but pretty accurate trailer.
Watched this last night and I have a question: the notes say this was sourced from an original negative, but the opening and closing credit sequences clearly came from a different, inferior source. (During the opening credits, I was briefly concerned that the entire movie would look like this. Fortunately, it got better.) Do you, Michael—or anyone reading this—know what happened to the original credits?

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#89 Post by MichaelB » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:31 pm

No idea, I'm afraid - my involvement with this release consisted of the 45 minutes or so when I was being interviewed.

In fact, you have the advantage of me in that you have a copy of the disc!

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#90 Post by David M. » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:04 pm

I'm not sure, but it's possible the credits were cut off the negative and replaced with the ones there for English language release.

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#91 Post by L.A. » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:55 am

sir_luke wrote:Facebook announcement for 1981 Korean psychosexual horror film Suddenly in the Dark. Know nothing about the film but what they wrote, but it sounds fascinating. It's enough for me that it's got the 3 S's: sex, shamanism, and synth!
Pre-order for the Limited Edition (500 copies) starts on Monday October 10th.

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#92 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:30 pm

500 copies? Are they not expecting it to sell out or is the film just that obscure?

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#93 Post by Ashirg » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:33 pm

*A retail release in a standard case without the booklet will be available sometime Spring 2017. If the LE sells out quickly it's possible that we will do another limited red case run, but no more another 500, and probably un-numbered.

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#94 Post by JimmyTango » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:50 am

Any update on Zirneklis? Was really looking forward to that one.

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#95 Post by SSF » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:29 pm

Who Can Kill a Child and The Blood Spattered Bride coming in 2017.

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#96 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:47 pm

JimmyTango wrote:Any update on Zirneklis? Was really looking forward to that one.
Last I've seen, the answer was still the same as the one Jared A. gave me on the previous page, unfortunately. Hopefully they have some better luck with this & Alucarda in 2017.

Great news on the two announced titles. Really like The Blood-Spattered Bride & Who Can Kill a Child? is certainly the best of its sub-genre.

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#97 Post by Cinephrenic » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:01 pm

Who Can Kill a Child is one of the best Horror flicks of the seventies. Forgotten treasure.

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#98 Post by L.A. » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:19 pm


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#99 Post by Alphonse Tram » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:17 am

The forgotten films of Jess Franco. Hopefully this will be the first in a series. Available to order from today.


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#100 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:46 am

I'm not sure if you're aware, but this is actually a Dorado Films release. Mondo Macabro have mentioned they intend to carry their future releases, and Dorado have indeed suggested plans for future volumes.

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