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Old 04-30-04, 04:00 AM
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New label specializing in cult and asian horror makes some new announcements

A new label called subversive cinema DVD, is apperently releasing a couple of classic asian horror cult films LIVING HELL and BATTLEFIELD BASEBALL, as well as GEMINI and PORN STAR. LIVING HELL DVD will feature some rare shorts amde by the director.

They also apperently aquired some cult drive-in classics WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA and CANDY TANGERINE MAN. WITCH will be presented in its first time at 2:35 scope widescreen.

here is their web site, it is still rather new, but looks to be a cool new dVD label

http://www.subversivecinema.com/
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Thanks for the info - this could be fun! Hopefully, they will have access to decent film elements and do decent transfers. Definitely something to check out.
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Being a horror fan I will have to keep my eye on these guys.
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Battlefield Baseball is neither a horror movie, nor a classic. It is, however, a pretty funny movie.
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If I'm not mistaken, this is the new DVD label started by the guys at Poker Industries. I guess they got tired of just selling cult/asian DVDs and wanted to start making their own. Hope they do a nice job, I'll be keeping my eye on them too.
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looks good... the site should be nice too once all the pages are done with construction
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I look forward to future acquisitions. The Witch Who Came from the Sea is a Grade Z flick, though.
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Originally posted by flashburn
Battlefield Baseball is neither a horror movie, nor a classic. It is, however, a pretty funny movie.
What is this film about anyway????
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Originally posted by prince_of_saturn
What is this film about anyway????

Here you go:
Battlefield Baseball Review

Don't expect too much action, its more of a slapstick comedy. Pretty funny/silly movie though.
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Originally posted by Norm de Plume
I look forward to future acquisitions. The Witch Who Came from the Sea is a Grade Z flick, though.
Actually, WITCH has a pretty solid reputation amongst genre fans. It's definitely no grade Z effort. In fact, it's an original and somewhat graphic twisted little gem about a troubled woman who finds herself driven to castrate her male lovers during intercourse. Featuring a startling performance by Millie Perkins and characters that are a lot more realistic than in your average genre fare, it's lightyears ahead of most films of its era. It will be nice to finally see it in its correct 2.35:1 aspect ratio since the old Unicorn tape was horribly cropped.

It's the only title from this group that I am interested in at all. I'd call it grade A.
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Candy Tangerine Man?? WooHoo!!!

I hope these guys have a bright future with their label. I already love their logo!
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Originally posted by Jeff McKay
Actually, WITCH has a pretty solid reputation amongst genre fans. It's definitely no grade Z effort. In fact, it's an original and somewhat graphic twisted little gem about a troubled woman who finds herself driven to castrate her male lovers during intercourse. Featuring a startling performance by Millie Perkins and characters that are a lot more realistic than in your average genre fare, it's lightyears ahead of most films of its era. It will be nice to finally see it in its correct 2.35:1 aspect ratio since the old Unicorn tape was horribly cropped.

It's the only title from this group that I am interested in at all. I'd call it grade A.
Sounds interesting, thanx for the heads-up!
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Originally posted by Jeff McKay
Actually, WITCH has a pretty solid reputation amongst genre fans. It's definitely no grade Z effort. In fact, it's an original and somewhat graphic twisted little gem about a troubled woman who finds herself driven to castrate her male lovers during intercourse. Featuring a startling performance by Millie Perkins and characters that are a lot more realistic than in your average genre fare, it's lightyears ahead of most films of its era. It will be nice to finally see it in its correct 2.35:1 aspect ratio since the old Unicorn tape was horribly cropped.

It's the only title from this group that I am interested in at all. I'd call it grade A.
It's a good movie if you're partial to flicks of near-Ed-Woodian incompetence. An interesting concept cannot surmount amateur-night execution.
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Originally posted by Norm de Plume
It's a good movie if you're partial to flicks of near-Ed-Woodian incompetence. An interesting concept cannot surmount amateur-night execution.
Hmmm, well unless a more reputable company, or a company that KNOWS it's B movies, like the great BU or AB, then I am going to pass on this title as well as this labels offerings. I am not made of money, so I only tend to buy DVD of this nature of someone reputable and knowledgable like BU and Lustig, who KNOWS good stuff and is a expert on this matter.
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Originally posted by prince_of_saturn
Hmmm, well unless a more reputable company, or a company that KNOWS it's B movies, like the great BU or AB, then I am going to pass on this title as well as this labels offerings. I am not made of money, so I only tend to buy DVD of this nature of someone reputable and knowledgable like BU and Lustig, who KNOWS good stuff and is a expert on this matter.
Then you're in luck, as Subversive Cinema knows their stuff rather well, to put it mildly. Their DVD production is run by Norman Hill, formerly a DVD producer at Anchor Bay for a number of years. He is responsible for many of their titles, including high-visibility titles such as the Warner Herzog collection (on which he is a commetary moderator for many of the discs), Hammer titles such as Shatter, and cult films such as Possession. Subversive Cinema KNOWS their B-movies, as you would put it. It is Norm Hill's Blue Underground.

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Interesting company. Says on the website that they were formed by Poker Industries and Scarecrow Video. Right there should tell most of us that they definitely know their stuff. Cult and foreign expertise covered right there. I imagine they are going to be releasing DVD's both stores wanted to sell and knew there was a market for, but no one else was willing to distribute. I wish them well and look forward to seeing what they start bringing out.
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