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#151 Post by black&huge » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:10 pm

Ashirg wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:04 am
. The negative was sent back to the lab in Mexico, who either lost it or outright destroyed it. We're not sure which.
Huge thanks for this info. I do not mind if that's the case that they're using the dvd transferI just want the damn film so bad.

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#152 Post by Adam X » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:34 am

Unfortunately, there's been no indication that Alucarda's any closer to coming to blu-ray from Mondo. What Ashirg meant, was their DVD used the negative as a source. They've shown no intention of using the master for a blu-ray, and I'm not sure there'd be any point in this. If you want the film so bad, you should just buy the DVD.

On the other hand, Queens of Evil is still coming, there was just a delay of some sort. I don't remember what.

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#153 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:05 am

It is a shame that there appears to be no Blu-ray forthcoming of Alucarda, mostly because it would be great to give the incessant screaming the chance to reach its full potential with a uncompressed Mono soundtrack!

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#154 Post by tenia » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:09 am

Adam Grikepelis wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:34 am
They've shown no intention of using the master for a blu-ray, and I'm not sure there'd be any point in this.
I'm quite sure MM have no intention of using the master created then for a new BD release because it'd be a SD upscale with only a negligible technical added value, indeed.

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#155 Post by Adam X » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:57 am

[Limited Edition] STOCK UPDATES at the Mondo Macabro Big Cartel store!
We currently have -
31 copies of AN IDEAL PLACE TO KILL [Umberto Lenzi] > NOW SOLD OUT
27 copies of THE BUSHWHACKER/THE RAVAGER
83 copies of PRIVATE VICES PUBLIC VIRTUES [Miklós Jancsó]
At the same time as the Lenzi, Mondo also put up for sale the ltd edition of their blu-ray upgrade for Satanico Pandemonium, but that sold out in a day or two.

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#156 Post by Adam X » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:43 pm

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT!
Mondo Macabro is proud to present a double bill of two films by the legendary French cineaste Jean Louis van Belle, director of the astonishing SADIST WITH RED TEETH – an earlier Mondo release on DVD.

Remastered and available for the first time on home video anywhere in the world, this new “perverse double bill” contains the 1969 film PERVERTISSIMA and the 1970 production THE LADY KILLS (French title: Perverse et Docile). THE LADY KILLS tells the story of Françoise Frémont, who travels across Europe on an apparently random killing spree, bumping off a series of increasingly odious men. From Swinging London to the eternal city of Rome, she leave a trail of dead bodies and the question: why? A mystery film as only Jean Louis van Belle could make it, THE LADY KILLS is a blast from start to finish with an amazing soundtrack of gloriously groovy psych-rock.

PERVERTISSIMA is a bizarre – and possible unique - combination of mondo movie and mad scientist flick. A beautiful woman is hired by a scandal sheet editor to research and write a report on “Love in Paris”. Her quest takes her from a lesbian sauna to a secretive club of masked swingers, via stints as a street walker in a seedy Paris back alley and a strip-tease artist in an upmarket cabaret. Her final outing leads to the clinic of the dangerous Doctor Vilard, who aims to create sex robots out of human flesh, and mate them to create a race of superhumans to take over the world!

Described as: “Generous, inventive, mad, passionate, but above all human “, Jean Louis van Belle was for decades an almost mythic figure on the French film scene. He was never interviewed and always refused to have his photograph taken to preserve his anonymity. When he emerged from exile some ten years ago he was treated to a special show at the renowned Paris Cinematheque and then went on to astonish audiences via a whirlwind series of screenings of his unclassifiable and rarely seen films. Some of his story is told in the documentary So Who is Jean Louis van Belle?, featured on the disc alongside introductions to each film from writer Christophe Bier.

[...]The current plan is to have this double feature Blu-ray available for sale in late April or early May and to ship out soon after. However, the COVID-19 crisis is making this schedule extremely fluid at best. But we will be as transparent and forthcoming as possible with this information as soon as we have it.

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#157 Post by dwk » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:45 pm

And Gemini
Mondo Macabro is extremely excited to bring you the world Blu-ray debut of GEMINI, a blistering film from famed cult director Shinya Tsukamoto. Based on a story by “ero-guro” author Edogawa Ranpo, GEMINI is a tale of doppelgangers and revenge set, appropriately enough for our current troubles, during a plague outbreak. The film is full of hallucinogenic imagery and has an extraordinary, pounding soundtrack that you won’t be able to get out of your mind.

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#158 Post by Adam X » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:52 pm

Absolutely wonderful film, should be a nice companion to the Third Window/Arrow releases.
Gemini was the first Tsukamoto film I saw theatrically, and immediately bought a ticket for the festival's second screening, just to wrap my brain around it. Wasn't the same experience second time round, but it was nevertheless still a stunning film, all the better for being able to see it more clearly now that I was able to see beyond its intensity.

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#159 Post by L.A. » Tue May 05, 2020 5:13 am

Pre-orders for the LE’s of Gemini and The Lady Kills + Pervertissima go live on May 15th.

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#160 Post by cowboydan » Fri May 15, 2020 12:31 pm

Mondo Macabro is having a mini-sale over the weekend while supplies last. Limited Editions of Gemini and The Lady Kills + Pervertissima are available as posted above. Their new website is https://www.mondo-macabro.com/

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#161 Post by L.A. » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:13 am

Pre-orders for LE’s of Seven Women for Satan and Sins of the Flesh start today.

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#162 Post by senseabove » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:26 pm

L.A. wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:13 am
Pre-orders for LE’s of Seven Women for Satan and Sins of the Flesh start today.
If only that were Fleshapoids... *sigh*

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#163 Post by L.A. » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:35 am

More info about our upcoming Blu-ray of QUEENS OF EVIL!

As announced last month we are finally bringing our long awaited release of the Italian psychedelic horror classic QUEENS OF EVIL to BD for our Annual Halloween Sale in October. Here's a few more details on the limited edition -

It will be a two disc set featuring an exclusive bonus DVD with a massive 3 hour+ interview with Italian genre mainstay Ray Lovelock. This career spanning chat won't be available anywhere else, so of course it's a must-buy if you are a fan.

Also, since it's a double disc set we can't release it in our traditional LE red case. So we're giving it a slipcover! See the art attached for the design. The LE will also feature a booklet with a brand new essay on the film by Italian genre cinema guru Roberto Curti. The disc will also feature a brand new audio commentary on the film by film historians Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger!

This set will be priced at $28 + shipping and will go on sale in late October, along with two more un-announced titles we are also working on right now. Get excited!

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#164 Post by black&huge » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:59 pm

That... sounds more than worth the wait. I was already surprised big a couple years back that it was even announced, then my excitement it would be MM and now those specs... I can barely contain myself. I didn't even know I wanted a 3+ hour interview with Lovelock. Good god this is a real treat.

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#165 Post by L.A. » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:48 am


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#166 Post by L.A. » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:35 pm

Jorge Grau’s The Legend of Blood Castle coming this fall.
“Yes, finally this incredible classic of Spanish horror finally makes its legit disc debut in the US this fall! A bold and bloody retelling of the Countess Bathory mythos from the director of LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE, BLOOD CEREMONY has all the atmosphere and chills you'd expect from this era of Eurohorror. As shown in the art above, this Blu-ray will come out first as a "red case" LE that will include a booklet and a set of postcards, and will feature a reversible cover with stunning new art by Justin Coffee on the A side and classic ad art on the B. Check out our social media pages in the coming days for more info about this release. And before you ask, yes, we are working to make sure we can present the most compete version of this film possible. More on that as we get closer to publication.”

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#167 Post by Cash Flagg » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:36 am

Also:
We have another Grau movie coming in early 2021 too.

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#168 Post by L.A. » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:50 am

NEW TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT!

(Well, sort of new, as this was actually announced last week in our newsletter.)

Coming this fall/winter! Jorge Grau's 70s Eurogothic classic BLOOD CEREMONY! A.K.A. Ceremonia Sangrienta A.K.A. LEGEND OF BLOOD CASTLE!

Yes, finally this incredible classic of Spanish horror finally makes its legit disc debut in the US! A bold and bloody retelling of the Countess Bathory mythos from the director of LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE, BLOOD CEREMONY has all the atmosphere and chills you'd expect from this era of Eurohorror.

As shown in the art above, this Blu-ray will come out first as a "red case" LE that will include an exclusive booklet written by Spanish cinema guru Ismael Fernández and a set of postcards of the Italian locandina, and will feature a reversible cover with stunning new art by Justin Coffee on the A side and classic ad art on the B.

The region free disc itself will feature an archival interview with Grau and two brand new audio commentaries - one by Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson, and one by Robert Monell and Rodney Barnett. Full specs will be revealed as we get closer to publication.

And yes, we are working on making this the most complete presentation of the film that we can. More info on that TBA.

This limited edition Blu will go on sale along with QUEENS OF EVIL and a special secret LE title on Thursday, October 29th as part of our huge HALLOWEEN SALE! Keep tuned in here for more details on that as well!

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#169 Post by L.A. » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:21 pm

Some good news regarding our release of Jorge Grau's Spanish Horror Classic BLOOD CEREMONY!

It's been our intention all along to include the full uncut international release of this film alongside the Spanish cut. However, initially the licensor was only able to supply the latter, putting us on the hunt for good film materials for the former.

It took almost TWO YEARS but FINALLY we were able to discover a fully uncut pristine film print of the international version! And we are happy to announce that indeed both cuts of this film will be available on our upcoming Blu-ray release! The full specs will be unveiled in the final days leading up to the pre-order going live.

Speaking of that pre-order, because this search took a bit longer than we expected, the production on this disc had to be delayed. Therefore it looks increasingly like the wait period between the pre-order and eventual delivery will be longer than we would like. We may even have to delay it till very early next year. Not something we are happy about, but there's not much we can do.

More info TBA when the pre-order for this one and for QUEENS OF EVIL and [REDACTED] go live on Thursday, October 29th at 9 AM Pacific/12 noon Eastern at mondomacabro.bigcartel.com.

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#170 Post by Slaphappy » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:04 pm

Just found out recently that Jean-Louis van Belle rules! Sadist with Red Teeth easily top-10 MM titles ever and I loved Lady Kills too. Really fun director with enthusiastic approach.

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#171 Post by Cash Flagg » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:13 pm

Pre-orders for Blood Ceremony, Queen of Evil, and Paul Naschy's Panic Beats now available.

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#172 Post by black&huge » Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:01 pm

Those three imo are one of strongest release trios/announcements I've ever seen. Preordered all three.

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