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 Post subject: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:37 pm 
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Scorpion Releasing site

Criterion Dungeon - Scorpion Releasing

Great little company in the line of Code Red, releasing obscure horror/cult/camp films from the 60s 70s and 80s. All their titles are mastered from original elements, have great extras.

Just recently, I finally got the long awaited "Black Rodeo", on my wish-to-see list for so long.
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Ironically, it comes in a 'white' keepcase....


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:27 am 
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!!!!!!!

When did this get unearthed? I've met more than a few collectors in the past who considered this impossible to find.


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:27 am 
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Scorpion Releasing has been releasing fantastic editions of their films and I'm glad that them, along with Code Red, Blue Underground and Severin are keeping cult films alive on DVD. The transfers are solid and the special features are usually pretty interesting. Last year they put out one of my favorite British films of the seventies, Girly which is a must see for anyone who loves movies that are so off kilter, you aren't sure what you should feel. Plus the title's Girly is very cute adding to the pleasure factor of the movie.


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:56 am 
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And it's directed by Freddie Francis who's one of the better Hammer directors in my opinion. At the very least he's the most overtly arty.


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:51 am 
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Old news but unposted here, Scorpion are finally putting out Blu-ray releases

Also, DVDBeaver reviews their release of "Savage Streets", which eclipses BCI's version (pun intended) and surpasses the Arrow video version.

And I don't know how I missed about this one, but they released the South African martial arts 'classic' "Kill And Kill Again" starring the incomparable James Ryan!
Here's the DVDTalk review

Hopefully there will also be a version of "Kill Or Be Killed" coming soon...


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:08 pm 

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From their Facebook:

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Due to the dismal BluRay sales (most selling 600 or less) of the titles that had been out before numerous times on DVD, and the fact that the DVDs of some of these BluRay titles sold much better (DEATHSHIP, TOMBOY to name a few). Any titles falling into this category, I will only press 1,000 (1,200 on the more popular ones) BluRays and sell them as limited editions.
Now, since I don’t have an outlet to sell direct yet, these new Limited Edition Blu-Rays will be sold by Code Red on their website, as he seems to have found a much more successful mode for selling catalog BluRays than I have selling them through retail outfits. (now I can see why Twilight Time went with this business approach)
The first batch of BluRays that will be sold on Code Red's web site are:
GIRLY
MORTUARY
DON’T ANSWER THE PHONE
And the long awaited release of GRIZZLY (since DAY OF THE ANIMALS sold less than TOWER OF EVIL or THE UNSEEN, and both of those sold barely 1,000 units, which is why I think 1,000 - 1200 is the right number to press these titles, like GRIZZLY.)
Also, all future BluRay titles will now be put on hold (like SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE and HAUNTING OF MORELLA), until each are carefully determined to see if they have a shot at making a profit through retail outlets (only two BluRays have for me so far) or will be a limited edition that will be available on my new web site that I am building. The future status of all BluRays I release will be evaluated and any decisions will be posted here.
Thank you for understanding.


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:43 pm 
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Ha I JUST bought Mortuary goddammit! Scorpion is run by the head of Code Red's brother, if I'm not mistaken.


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:43 pm 
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David and Lisa coming to Blu-ray


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:31 pm 
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Kino to distribute Scorpion Releasing titles

(Not "Scropion")


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 5:21 pm 
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I always thought Scorpion Releasing was a bad idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:52 pm 

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Based on their Facebook page, Scorpion's alliance with Kino seems to be about to yield a burst of typically well-chosen rarities, except now on Blu-ray:

Grizzly (8/5)
Green Ice (8/5)
A Summer Story (8/12)
Careful, He Might Hear You (8/12)
Sorceress (8/19)
Girl on a Swing (8/19)
The Elephant Man (8/25)
Friendly Fire (8/25)
Space Raiders (9/2)
Oliver Stone's Seizure (9/9)
Short Eyes (9/16)
Killer Fish (9/23)
The First Power (10/7)
Jennifer (1978) (10/14)
Jonathan Demme's Last Embrace (10/14)
Bryan Forbes's The Naked Face (10/21)
Candle For the Devil
Drum
The Wicked Lady
Island Claws
Nashville Girl
Cult of the Damned (Angel, Angel, Down We Go)
The Misfit Brigade
Bloody Mama
Movie Movie
City on Fire!
Masque of the Red Death (1989)

Some of the above as well as the just-announced Planet of the Vampires Blu-ray seems to be a Frank Tarzi-brokered "co-production" between MGM and Scorpion (which is producing the Tim Lucas audio commentary).

On the down side, it looks like some of these titles will release the DVD to retail but hold the Blu-ray for exclusive sale on Kino's website.


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:26 pm 
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Movie Movie! I've wanted to see that for so long. Never thought it would come to Blu-ray.


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:58 am 
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The Girl Hunters (Roy Rowland, 1963) on Blu-ray to be released October 14th.

Special Features:
    Audio Commentary with Max Allan Collins
    Vintage on camera interviews with Mickey Spillane and Shirley Easton


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:46 pm 
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Space Raiders reviewed @ Mondo Digital.


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:23 pm 
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Oliver Stone's directorial debut Seizure (1974) reviewed @ Mondo Digital.


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:52 am 
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From Scorpion Releasing's Facebook page:
At the Earth's Core (Kevin Connor, 1976)

Release date: January 13, 2015 - MSRP is $29.95

Special Features:
    Reversible cover of both these art work
    Brand New on camera interview with star Caroline Munro
    Brand New on camera with Director Kevin Connor
    Audio commentary with Kevin Connor
    Original Trailer

Outer and reversible cover artwork:

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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:30 pm 
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Hester Street coming on Blu in March


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 Post subject: Re: Scorpion Releasing
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:04 pm 
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domino harvey wrote:


Street date announced as 3/31/15


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