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4
Jun

LOST SOUL – THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU Award Winning Documentary Blu-Ray Specs

LOST SOUL – THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU Award Winning Documentary Blu-Ray Specs Disc Streets 7/14/15 Including Special 3 Disc ‘House Of Pain’ Edition With Out-Takes, Audio Book and Long Lost Silent Version Of Moreau The acclaimed Severin Films original production LOST SOUL – THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S …

31
Mar

VAMPYROS LESBOS and SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY 2-Disc Limited Edition Blu-Ray Details

Early orders through www.Severin-films.com will ship late-April and purchase of both will come with posters of newly commissioned Wes Benscoter artworks. Pre-order here. May 12th General Release. What are often cited as the finest works of Euro-cult master Jess Franco’s labyrinthine career are his 1971 erotic horrors VAMPYROS LESBOS and SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY. Now, for the first time …

3
Feb

LOST SOUL – THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU Theatrical Screenings

LOST SOUL – THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, a Severin Films production, will be hitting several screens across the US in February and March and a theatrical trailer is now available. LOST SOUL has been a hit on the festival circuit, garnering several awards and exuberant critical and audience response. …

20
Jan

MASSIVE 3 DISC VIDEO NASTIES THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE PART 2 STREETS FEBRUARY 10th

MASSIVE 3 DISC VIDEO NASTIES THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE PART 2 STREETS FEBRUARY 10th BUNDLE DEALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SEVERIN STORE! Details At The Bottom Of This Page Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more! The follow up to the ground breaking VIDEO NASTIES THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE, produced by our comrades at Nucleus Films in …

20
Jan

BRUNO MATTEI’S FINAL ZOMBIE GUT-MUNCHERS ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN AMERICA!

BRUNO MATTEI’S FINAL ZOMBIE GUT-MUNCHERS ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN AMERICA! BUNDLE DEALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SEVERIN STORE! Details At The Bottom Of This Page Intervision Picture Corp proudly continues its line of jaw-dropping gore fests from the late Bruno Mattei (aka Vincent Dawn) with the first US release of his final …

9
Dec

Bruno Mattei’s Eleventh Hour Cannibals, Zombies and Women In Prison!

Exclusive Cannibal Offer At The Severin Store. It was a sad time for genre fans when the Italian exploitation industry petered out in the mid-80s. Most of our favorite directors moved into TV or semi-retirement. But not Bruno Mattei. The notorious director of such golden era jaw droppers as HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD, RATS – …

9
Nov

VAMPYROS LESBOS and SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY Coming To Blu-Ray From Severin

Two of the much missed Jess Franco’s most celebrated films are finally coming to US Blu-Ray in 2015. New hi-def transfers have been completed in Germany from original vault elements and we are finalizing details on a whole host of exclusive special features. We will announce the full roster of these extras in the coming …

1
Jun

NEW RELEASES!

On Tuesday, June 3rd we’re releasing the monumental 3 DVD set VIDEO NASTIES – THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE! 14 Hours of trailers and more for all 72 titles on Thatcher’s historic BANNED list. While our sordid sub-label Intervision Picture Corp will be releasing UNCUT VERSIONS of DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS SPECIAL SECTION and THE GESTAPO’S …

1
Jun

NEW RELEASES!

On Tuesday, June 3rd we’re releasing the monumental 3 DVD set VIDEO NASTIES – THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE! 14 Hours of trailers and more for all 72 titles on Thatcher’s historic BANNED list. While our sordid sub-label Intervision Picture Corp will be releasing UNCUT VERSIONS of DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS SPECIAL SECTION and THE GESTAPO’S …

11
Mar

EXCLUSIVE OZPLOITATION BUNDLES AVAILABLE

  FOUR FOR $75 or EIGHT FOR $110 IN THE SEVERIN STORE!!! FIRST THIRTY ORDERS GET DEAD KIDS SIGNED!!!        March is Ozploitation month at Severin. We have newly remastered in HD from the original negatives Blu-ray/DVD combos of : PATRICK – Richard (PSYCHO 2, ROAD GAMES) Franklin’s original masterpiece, complete with exclusive …

11
Mar

PATRICK DELAYED TWO WEEKS

New street date for Richard Franklin’s original PATRICK is March 25th. See Mark NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD Hartley’s remake in theaters and on VOD starting March 15th.

27
Nov

BLACK FRIDAY SALE AT SEVERIN STORE

40% OFF CATALOGUE PLUS FREE HARDWARE/INGLORIOUS/BIRDEMIC WITH EVERY TWO DISCS PURCHASED! Starting Midnight this Friday, November 29th EST the Severin store will be knocking 40% off the price of all Severin and Intervision catalogue DVD and Blu-ray titles in stock. PLUS with every two discs purchased you get to choose a free INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, HARDWARE …

12
Nov

James Bond/Indiana Jones Stunt Double Recalls HOUSE ON STRAW HILL

We didn’t think to approach legendary stunt man turned director Vic Armstrong for the extras on HOUSE ON STRAW HILL. After all, his impressive resume includes work on a litany of unfathomably massive Hollywood movies including the first three Indiana Jones films, a bunch of Bonds and all manner of Schwarzenegger/Stallone/Spider and Supermen type blockbusters, …

8
Oct

A Nightmare On STRAW HILL

HOUSE ON STRAW HILL has had a pretty sordid history which is fitting because it’s a delightfully sordid film –

23
Aug

‘VIDEO NASTY’ HOUSE ON STRAW HILL WILL CONTAIN BONUS US DVD DEBUT OF DOCUMENTARY ‘BAN THE SADIST VIDEOS!’

The 80s video boom has become a time of sweet nostalgia for movie fans of a certain age but in the UK it was also a time of moral panic perpetuated by ill-informed politicians and a sensationalist media. ‘The Video Nasties’ witchhunts which led to Britain becoming the most highly censored nation in the western …

22
Aug

HOUSE OF SEVEN CORPSES Replacement DVD

While the Blu-ray in the HOUSE OF SEVEN CORPSES combo pack is fine, it’s come to our attention that the DVD has only a DTS 1.0 option for the feature audio which means that the audio on the feature will play if you have a built-in DTS decoder or your player is hooked up to …

26
Jun

Jess Franco’s THE HOT NIGHTS OF LINDA

2500 Strictly Limited Edition 3 Disc Set Pre-Order Details 1975 was a prolific year for Jess Franco in arguably his greatest filmmaking era. But giving one of his more outstanding works from that time its global disc debut has not been an easy road. Those familiar with the complicated history of THE HOT NIGHTS OF …

3
Apr

‘UNCLE JESS’ FRANCO 1930-2013

Severin’s David Gregory will be writing a piece for an upcoming tribute issue of Fangoria so for now we’d like to share an obituary written by our colleague David Flint on his site strangethingsarehappening.com about today’s sad news of the loss of the great eurocult master.

29
Mar

Two ‘70s Horror Classics Restored and Uncut In HD- HOUSE ON STRAW HILL & THE HOUSE OF SEVEN CORPSES

6/11 Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Releases Packed with Exclusive Special Features from Severin Films! LOS ANGELES, CA, March 29th, 2013 – Severin Films have announced the long awaited June 11th Blu-ray + DVD combo US debut release of the controversial shocker HOUSE ON STRAW HILL and the creepy classic THE HOUSE OF SEVEN CORPSES. HOUSE ON STRAW …

28
Feb

Borowczyk Box Set Back In Stock At Our Webstore!

Hot on the heels of the release of the Euro-Sleaze Collection, we are now happy to announce that we have the Walerian Borowczyk Collection back in stock. The 3 disc set contains the erotic classics IMMORAL WOMEN, THE ART OF LOVE and PRIVATE COLLECTIONS (co-directed by Just Jaeckin and Shuji Terrayama) and is on sale …

26
Feb

3/12 Blu Ray/DVD Combo Release Of All-Star Epic ZULU DAWN From Severin Films

3/12 Blu Ray/DVD Combo Release Of All-Star Epic ZULU DAWN From Severin Films One Of The Most Intense Battle Classics Of Our Time, Now Re-mastered In HD! LOS ANGELES, CA, February 25th, 2013 – Severin Films have announced the March 12th Blu-ray + DVD combo release of the ZULU DAWN, the epic 70s prequel to …

8
Feb

Euro-Sleaze Collection Box Set with Sinful Dwarf, Sister of Ursula and Hanna D. Available Now For A Limited Time Only!

A bargain priced collection of Severin classics featuring three of the most depraved European films ever is now available at our webstore at the special bargain price of $29.95! At Severin we’ve always been proud of our ability to scour the darkest corners of film archives to bring the most lurid entertainment to DVD and …

14
Dec

Severin Produced WHAT’S IN THE BASKET? Documentary Debuts On Second Sight BASKET CASE TRILOGY Blu & More Special Features In Production

October saw the UK release of Second Sight’s awesome steelbook of Frank Henenlotter’s BASKET CASE Trilogy. The set comes with an all-new exclusive feature length documentary produced by Severin entitled WHAT’S IN THE BASKET? Shot in New York, Boston, LA, and Las Vegas over the summer the comprehensive piece dates back to Frank’s early films …

12
Dec

Exclusive Clips From New Interviews On ASHANTI and THE WILD GEESE combos. Both out now!

Two clips today highlighting two of our exclusive new interviews on the Severin special editions of THE WILD GEESE and ASHANTI.

12
Dec

Exclusive New Sir Roger Moore Interviews For THE WILD GEESE and rave reviews for GEESE and ASHANTI!

Legendary movie icon Sir Roger Moore took the time to chat with both Entertainment Weekly and Aint It Cool News about one of his favorite roles in THE WILD GEESE to coincide with Severin’s newly released special edition DVD/Blu-ray combo this week. And the reviews of both THE WILD GEESE and ASHANTI (also out now) …

7
Dec

ASHANTI Clip Featuring William Holden and Michael Caine Messing Up A Rescue

Today’s clip is from ASHANTI and features one of the many mega-star cameos– William Holden. ASHANTI along with THE WILD GEESE will be released in a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack next Tuesday, December 11th and is available from Amazon and our webstore.

6
Dec

THE WILD GEESE and ASHANTI Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Special Editions Released Next Tuesday 12/11

Both are available for pre-order on Amazon.com and in our webstore. Over the next week we will be previewing clips from both movies and interviews excerpts from the wealth of special features.

15
Nov

SEVERIN RETURNS WITH RESTORED DVD/BLU-RAYS OF ‘WILD GEESE’ & ‘ASHANTI’, NEW DISTRIBUTION DEAL

SEVERIN RETURNS WITH RESTORED DVD/BLU-RAYS OF ‘WILD GEESE’ & ‘ASHANTI’, NEW DISTRIBUTION DEAL 12/11 Releases Of Burton/Moore/Harris ‘70s Action Classic And Infamous All-Star Michael Caine Slavery Adventure Lead New Slate Through CAV LOS ANGELES, CA, November 14, 2012 – Severin Films today announced the December 11th Blu-ray + DVD combo releases of the all-star ‘70s …

11
Apr

Friday the 13th BURNING MOON screening in Miami

Not only have they created a mind-blowing one-off poster for the Ittenbach masterwork but local band ‘sleepwalking’ is also releasing a single! Visit their website HERE: Details on how to get the poster HERE: The BURNING MOON event starts at 11.30pm on Friday, April 13th at the O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL …

16
Mar

The most lethally fucked-up dose of depravity you will ever experience: THE BURNING MOON Reviews & Clip

The reviews are in for Olaf Ittenbach’s THE BURNING MOON, out now from Severin sub-label Intervision, and they contain some of the greatest pull-quotes of all time.

25
Feb

Lina Romay 1954-2012

As everyone with even a passing interest in the eurocult world knows by now, the incomparable Lina Romay, partner of Jess Franco, lost her battle with cancer on February 15th.

23
Feb

Get ready for Ittenbach…THE BURNING MOON is in stock!

The official street date for Intervision Picture Corp’s THE BURNING MOON is March 13th but you can get advanced copies here at the Severin store. If you have never seen THE BURNING MOON you have not seen the most appalling, blood-drenched, nihilistic, shot-on-video masterpiece of depravity of our times or as Zack Carlson, author of …

21
Feb

ZULU DAWN DVD/Blu-Ray combo coming soon!

Burt Lancaster and Peter O’Toole headlined a cast of thousands in the 1979 prequel to the smash hit ZULU. In an incredible cinematic undertaking, the historically disastrous battle for the British against the 25,000 strong zulu army at iSandlwana is recreated in graphic detail. It has been reported that some 13,000 people were at the …

18
Jan

THE THEATRE BIZARRE Director Interviews

In the run up to the US theatrical screenings of the film Shock Till You Drop will be running a series of exclusive interviews with THE THEATRE BIZARRE directors. Here are the first three with Severin co-founder and “Sweets” director David Gregory (PLAGUE TOWN), director of “The Theatre Guignol” starring Udo Kier, Jeremy Kasten (THE …

16
Jan

Severin Produced Extras For UK Special Editions Of THE DOOM GENERATION, THE GUARDIAN and RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD!

Severin has produced a slew of new special features for three cult titles, available exclusively in the UK. Gregg Araki’s angry ode to the nihilistic 90s THE DOOM GENERATION is a title that was not only sincerely in need of the Special Edition treatment, but even a decent transfer of the film itself had been …

12
Jan

THE WILD GEESE To Fly Again On Blu-Ray

Severin will be releasing the mercenary soldier epic THE WILD GEESE, starring Richard Burton, Roger Moore and Richard Harris, as a Blu-Ray/DVD combo. The new high definition transfer from the original negative is complete and some very special exclusive new extras are being produced. Last week veteran director Andrew V. MacLaglen, one of the few directors …

9
Jan

Intervision Picture Corp To Unleash THE BURNING MOON: UNCUT. UNCENSORED. UNCONSCIONABLE.

  “AN ANTI-HUMAN MASTERPIECE… Satanism. Disembowelment. Sexual assault. A particularly notorious segment appears to have actually been shot in Hell. There’s zero doubt that Olaf Ittenbach was destined to either make this film or rape wolves.” Zack Carlson, editor/author of DESTROY ALL MOVIES   “AN ALL-OUT SPLATTER BLOW-OUT… A pathologically inventive, heinously clever slate of …

4
Jan

THEATRE BIZARRE First Theatrical Dates Announced/New Trailer

W2 Media will be releasing the Severin Films Co-Production THE THEATRE BIZARRE in the US and the first theatrical dates have been announced. Los Angeles, The Nuart: January 27 – February 3 New York, The Sunshine Cinema: Jan. 27 – Feb. 3-4 Denver, Esquire Cinema: Jan. 28 – Feb. 3-4 Seattle, Egyptian: Jan. 27 – …

3
Jan

HORROR EXPRESS Press Round-Up

The gamble of restoring and releasing a movie that most of us thought would be relegated to bootleg bargain bin status for the rest of eternity has proved fruitful in the case of the monsters-on-a-train classic HORROR EXPRESS. The Lee/Cushing/Savalas Spanish thill-ride directed by Eugenio Martin and released as a DVD/Blu combo pack replete with …

29
Nov

Win a signed Horror Express press book!

Fangoria magazine hails Eugenio Martin’s HORROR EXPRESS as “One Of The Greatest Fright Films Ever Unleashed.” In celebration of Severin’s extras-stuffed Blu-Ray/DVD combo release we are giving away an ultra-rare original US press book signed by the director. HORROR EXPRESS is now available in our webstore.

27
Nov

Cyber Monday Sale in the Severin Store! All titles 30% Off!

For one day only this Monday, November 28th, our entire catalog of Severin and Intervision product will be selling for 30% off regular price. For a mere 24 hours you will be able to fill in the missing pieces of your Severin collection at an unbelievable price. That’s this Monday, from midnight to midnight.

31
Oct

HORROR EXPRESS Gets Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Release On November 29th, 2011

Severin Films is pleased to announce the Blu-Ray debut of 70s terror classic HORROR EXPRESS starring genre titans Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing with an unforgettable supporting turn from Telly ‘Kojak’ Savalas. Loved by fans and critics alike, with Dread Central declaring it “One Of Our Absolute Favorites”, this gory masterpiece has been transferred in …

12
Oct

SNUFF-STUFFED ORGY HITS LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, FUNNY-OR-DIE & NUMEROUS LIVE APPEARANCES ON BOTH COASTS LEAVING SATED MASSES IN ITS DIZZYING WAKE

Your friends at Severin have been hard at work these past weeks coordinating the mass media assault of the cult comedy ages, all in commemoration and anticipation of today’s release of SNUFF BOX. For the uninitiated, Snuff Box is the legendarily outrageous British sketch comedy show that was too untamed for television – even British …

26
Sep

SNUFF BOX descends on Los Angeles!

Matt Berry (The IT Crowd) and Rich Fulcher (The Mighty Boosh) take Los Angeles by storm in October to promote their cult-hit comedy series Snuff Box, available by Severin Films October 11, 2011. Their first stop will be at Amoeba Records in Hollywood on October 1st at 4pm, where Rich Fulcher will be playing auctioneer …

26
Sep

Two Men Pass Out During THE THEATRE BIZARRE In Germany!

All the production team of THE THEATRE BIZARRE received the following missive from Richard Stanley on his return from the Oldenburg Film Festival and we thought it would be nice to share: Report from the front – Oldenburg 2011 I was sitting out the second screening of ‘THE THEATRE BIZARRE’ at Oldenburg and had just …

22
Sep

Severin Night At The Grindhouse THE BABY/HORROR EXPRESS Double Feature in LA!

Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn’s Grindhouse Film Festival at the New Beverly Cinema in LA will be presenting a special Severin Night next Tuesday, September 27th with a double feature of rare 35mm screenings of Ted Post’s THE BABY and Eugenio Martin’s HORROR EXPRESS. THE BABY starts at 7.30pm followed by HORROR EXPRESS at 9.30. …

20
Sep

Farewell Black Emanuelle & Malabimba! Stock Blow-Out Prices In Our Webstore!

It’s a sad day at Severin when several of our beloved “Black Emanuelle” titles as well as the incomparable MALABIMBA – THE MALICIOUS WHORE are going out of print in the next few weeks and will not be reprinted. SISTER EMANUELLE, EMANUELLE & THE WHITE SLAVE TRADE, BLACK EMMANUELLE/WHITE EMMANUELLE and therefore BLACK EMANUELLE’S BOX …

14
Sep

SEVERIN FILMS TO RELEASE SNUFF BOX

Severin Films is pleased to announce the DVD release of the British cult-hit comedy series Snuff Box on October 11, 2011. Written by and starring Matt Berry (The IT Crowd) and Rich Fulcher (The Mighty Boosh), Snuff Box was lauded by The Velvet Onion as “An amazing show…funny, bizarre.” Dangerous Minds described it as “A …

19
Aug

Jacopetti Addio

Mondo movie maker Gualtiero Jacopetti has died at the age of 91. No matter what your moral stance may be on his work in the films he co-directed with Franco Prosperi, including Mondo Cane, Africa Addio and Goodbye Uncle Tom, it’s hard to argue that it wasn’t truly groundbreaking. The lineage of the mondo movie …

5
Aug

New Severin Featurettes For THE PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK, RESURRECTED and NO SURRENDER

Severin Films has produced several featurettes for new UK Special Editions of breakthrough New York junkie love story The Panic In Needle Park starring a young Al Pacino, Paul Greengrass‘ controversial Resurrected starring David Thewlis and the underrated Alan Bleasdale scripted No Surrender. For Panic, director Jerry Schatzberg and Cinematographer Adam Holender give a revealing …

22
Jul

Notes From A Fantasia World Premiere

The 15th Annual Fantasia International Film Festival proved the perfect delivery room for the year-a-half birthing process of Severin’s co-production mega-omnibus spectacular The Theatre Bizarre. With the due date scheduled for Saturday July 16th, Fantasia’s home ville of Montreal opened its arms to enthusiastically accommodate TB’s massive roster of directors, stars, producers and key crew …

21
Jul

FIRST ‘THEATRE BIZARRE’ REVIEWS ARE IN

The Severin co-produced horror anthology The Theatre Bizarre had its gala world premiere this past weekend at the 15th annual Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. The much anticipated debut screening featuring all seven directors (Richard Stanley, Buddy Giovinazzo, Tom Savini, Douglas Buck, Karim Hussain, David Gregory and Jeremy Kasten), most of whom are Fantasia alumni, …

13
Jul

Inside The Theatre Bizarre: THE MOTHER OF TOADS

After all too many years dealing with real life horrors on various documentary projects I was determined to return to the genre with the wildest and most broadly entertaining dramatic subject I could find.

8
Jul

THEATRE BIZARRE: French TV On-Set Report On Richard Stanley’s Return To Genre Filmmaking

Take a rare glimpse at Richard Stanley in action on his “Mother Of Toads” segment of The Theatre Bizarre – the new Severin co-produced anthology horror film premiering on July 16th at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. This marks a triumphant return to narrative filmmaking for the Hardware director (his first in 18 years), and he …

8
Jul

FIRST TRAILER FOR ‘THE THEATRE BIZARRE’ DEBUTS

Severin Films today announced the release of the first official theatrical trailer for the eagerly anticipated feature The Theatre Bizarre – a modern horror omnibus inspired by the over-the-top shocks of Paris’ early 20th century ‘Theatre du Grand Guignol’ – which will have its Gala World Premiere at the 2011 Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal …

7
Jul

“CHEERFULLY PERVERSE” SEVERIN FILM SERIES IN BROOKLYN JULY 8-15th

In celebration of Severin’s 5-year anniversary, which was recently chronicled in this blog post, the reRun Gastropub Theater in Brooklyn is hosting a week-long retrospective of choice Severin releases. The seven features were curated by Severin and reRun’s Aaron Hillis aiming to encapsulate Severin’s unique brand of forgotten genre classics, sleaze and bizarre curios. Severin Co-Founder David Gregory …

24
Jun

Everything Is Festival 2011 At Cinefamily!!

This 4th of July weekend one of Severin’s favorite theaters in the country, The Cinefamily will team up with the maestros of found footage comedy, Everything is Terrible to present the 2nd annual Everything is Festival 2011 — an insane and eclectic five-day celebration of everything we all love: discovery, weirdness, and just plain fun. Screening as part …

21
Jun

A Brief History Of Slasher Films

To commemorate our releases of two of the glorious first wave of slasher flicks, Bloody Birthday and Nightmares, Adam Rockoff, author of “Going To Pieces: The Rise & Fall Of The Slasher Film”, sat down to give us an overview of the slice and dice subgenre. Rockoff discusses the origins, successes, controversies, decline and re-emergence of the huge wave …

20
Jun

Bringing Up Baby

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a movie like The Baby slaps the sippy cup out of your mouth. One look at the film’s provocative exploitation poster art and it immediately conjures up ideas of sex, incest, murder and other lascivious content. But describing The Baby as ‘sleazy’ is too simple, not to …

15
Jun

THE BABY & BLOODY BIRTHDAY INVADE NY & AUSTIN CINEMAS

This month The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, TX will host rare archival 35mm screenings of Ted Post’s supremely depraved ’70s classic The Baby and killer kid saga Bloody Birthday – both of which will see a restored special edition release on June 28th. These screenings will take place at the Ritz Theater as part of The Drafthouse’s legendary “Terror …

13
Jun

The History Of Severin Part 1 – The First 5 Years, Plus Three-Day Celebratory 50%-Off Sale

As part of the extensive program of gala festivities planned to commemorate Severin’s 5th Anniversary, we at Severin have decided stage a no-holds-barred, two-day, knock-out, blow-out Webstore sale beginning on Wednesday, June 15th and ending on midnight, Friday June 17th. 

7
Jun

THE STUNT MAN OUT TODAY ON BLU-RAY AND DVD

Today marks the definitive edition release of Richard Rush’s 1980 cult classic The Stunt Man on DVD and it’s debut on Blu-ray. This week The Stunt Man has seen a barrage of great press including interviews with star/screen legend Peter O’Toole by Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times and Clark Collis of Entertainment Weekly. Tons of …

23
May

DEFINITIVE EDITION OF ‘THE STUNT MAN’ ON BLU-RAY JUNE 7th

Severin Films today announced 6/7 release of their Blu-ray ‘Ultimate Edition’ of the three-time Oscar® nominated sensation The Stunt Man. The film, starring Peter O’Toole, Steve Railsback and Barbara Hershey, features an all-new HD transfer supervised by Academy Award® nominated producer/director/co-writer Richard Rush and more than 6 hours of Extras that include an all-star audio …

26
Apr

SEVERIN TO HANDLE PRODUCTION FOR DVD LABEL INTERVISION

Severin Films today announced an agreement with the estate of Larry Gold, Sr. to handle all future production and marketing for Intervision Picture Corporation. The arrangement commences with the 5/10 release of 1983’s Sledgehammer, notorious as the first shot-on-tape ‘slasher’ thriller for the then-exploding home video market. Gold, a pioneer of ‘70s film distribution and …

25
Apr

SANTA SANGRE IN NEW YORK

“To call Santa Sangre a horror film would be unjust to a film that exists outside all categories. But in addition to its deeper qualities, it is a horror film, one of the greatest, and after waiting patiently through countless Dead Teenager Movies, I am reminded that true psychic horror is possible on the screen …

25
Mar

DEVOLVED HITS STORES, CRITICAL APPROBATION CLOSE ON ITS HEELS

Two years in the making, Devolved finally streeted this week following a successful theatrical run in several cities. We at Severin always believed Devolved would be a crowd pleaser, but the reviews overall have been pleasantly pleasant and even-handed, given Devolved’s low-budget pedigree and teen sex comedy trappings. Keen critics everywhere have clued in on …

21
Mar

Behind The Scenes On The DEVOLVED Disc

In the world of DVD/Blu-Ray production, Santa Sangre is an impossible act to follow. But shutting down the company seemed like a bit of an overreaction. So…on we press. After presenting a Santa Sangre disc with a Jodo-orgy of five hours of bonus materials, producing Devolved — and its two hours of bonus features — …

16
Mar

Lost Trailer For THE BABY Surfaces (And It Was A PG???)

We thought we’d have to go trailer-less on our upcoming special edition of The Baby but at the eleventh hour a 35 mm print was unearthed at a Burbank storage facility. In fact, for a while we thought the release would be bare bones entirely, as the majority of the talent involved were either untraceable, …

11
Mar

Trenchard-Smith, “Trailers From Hell” Guru

Are you obsessed with Trailers From Hell yet? You really ought to be. Director Joe Dante helms this premiere online genre film destination along with fellow cinephile friends commentating on trailers of their favorite films. Edgar Wright on De Palma’s The Phantom Of The Paradise, Guillermo Del Toro on the underrated Dead And Buried, John …

7
Mar

Nicole Kidman On “Young Talent Time” Promoting BMX BANDITS

Entertainment Weekly interviewed director Brian Trenchard-Smith yesterday about working with a 16-year-old Nicole Kidman in his film BMX Bandits. Accompanying the interview, we gave EW an exclusive first-look at this rare Australian TV appearance of a young Kidman promoting BMX Bandits.

3
Mar

Fan Favorite “Hangin’ Out With My Family” Song Now Available In Severin Store!

if you’re among the priveledged elite who attended one of the more rowdy late night screenings of Birdemic – Shock And Terror you were no doubt singing, dancing or at least clapping along to the impromptu second date deal sealing R & B number “Hangin’ Out With My Family” beautifully performed by the one and only Damien Carter at a …

2
Mar

“…and the little ANNABELLE” Love the Opening Credits of CANNIBAL TERROR

I’m big on anticipation. The days leading up to Christmas. The minutes in a slasher film before the killing commences. A deep breath before a sip of nice wine. The opening credits before a bat-ass crazy Eurociné film about Cannibals.

28
Feb

Four Hilarious Birdemic Re-Creations By RiffTrax

The RiffTrax crew may be Birdemic‘s biggest fans since us. James Nguyen’s romantic thriller (released on DVD and Blu-ray last week), inspired them so much, they decided to form the “Shock And Terror Players“, to re-create some of their favorite scenes from the film. So far we have four hilarious videos from the troupe (with more …

25
Feb

Bicycles, Testicles, and French Nicole Kidman…

Bicycles, Testicles, and French Nicole Kidman…the rush of speed on the senses, the power of the pedal on the environment. Movie trivia from the genre trenches. Is an homage a rip off or a celebration? I prefer to think of imitation as the sincerest form of flattery. All genre directors try their hand at a …

25
Feb

BIRDEMIC PRESS NOTES, SCREENINGS IN LA & AUSTIN TONIGHT!

The biggest cult sensation of 2010, Birdemic – Shock And Terror, landed on DVD and Blu-ray this week earning some A-class media attention and great DVD/Blu-ray reviews while copies flew from the shelves of Best Buy stores across the country. In Alonso Duralde’s DVD review for Movieline, he examines appreciation of comparable films at large …

24
Feb

Mr. Nguyen Signs His First Autograph At Best Buy

Birdemic Week continues on our blog with another first-look YouTube vid. Yesterday we told you that James Nguyen, Birdemic – Shock And Terror‘s mastermind, had purchased a copy of his film at his local Best Buy, but what we didn’t tell you is there was another first for James yesterday – his first public autograph at …

23
Feb

Mr. Nguyen Is Taking Your Questions

Last Monday on the Birdemic – Shock And Terror Facebook page, we asked fans if they had any questions for the Master™ and that he would be answering them via YouTube response videos. Today we have the first video response to the first lot of questions asked by fans.

23
Feb

Mr. Nguyen Goes To Best Buy

My favorite film director of all time and the self proclaimed Master Of The Romantic Thriller™ (note: that title is trademarked baby, I’ve seen the official document), James Nguyen took a trip to his local Best Buy store yesterday to find his movie – Birdemic: Shock And Terror – for sale on the new release shelves.

22
Feb

Severin Takes Your Questions On DEVOLVED

So, lately, there’s been a lot of questions coming in about Devolved (in theaters March 4th). Great! I welcome a fair and open exchange with you, the Severin fans that I prize above many of my most personal friends. The beauty of having my kitchen painted green is that I have what few other people …

22
Feb

RiffTrax Pecks At BIRDEMIC

Mike J. Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy – the RiffTrax crew – are gods among men. “Mystery Science Theater 3000” is entirely responsible for kick-starting my movie obsession as a youth. The Incredible Melting Man! “Atcha!” Eegah! “Stem-lo” Pod People “Trumpy, you can do stupid things!” As I know from growing up in the Twin Cities …

22
Feb

BIRDEMIC FLOCKS TO STORES EVERYWHERE AND VOD TODAY

CBS Sunday Morning said it is “the best worst movie of all time”, and The New York Times called it “a high-flying cult hit”. It’s been just about a year since Birdemic – Shock And Terror had its historic world premiere hosted by Tim & Eric at Cinefamily in Los Angeles. Following its theatrical debut, Birdemic …

22
Feb

An Exclusive Interview with BIRDEMIC Star Whitney Moore

Whitney Moore plays Nathalie, a struggling fashion model who lands the break of a life time – cover girl model for Victoria’s Secret. But, the pinnacle of her success is meeting software salesman/green tech entrepreneur/hunk Rod and their series of romantic dates. Following their enchanted stroll through Half Moon Bay’s annual pumpkin festival and spicy love …

21
Feb

Nguyen/Hitchcock BIRDEMIC Publicity Photos

In March of last year just before the New York City premiere of Birdemic – Shock And Terror at the IFC Center, we brought director James Nguyen and stars Whitney Moore and Alan Bagh to Nathaniel Shannon’s photo studio for some Hitchcockian publicity stills. These were to be used for the initial theatrical PR campaign, …

18
Feb

Clip Of The Day: The Pull of Franco’s Womb in SEXUAL STORY OF O

Franco’s Sexual Story of O is perhaps one of my favorites of Franco’s work. It’s oneiric, filled with longing, voyeurism, ennui, it’s ultimately beautiful, languid. Even as a devout Franco fan, I’ll be one of the first to admit that, often, Franco has no idea how to end his films. Sometimes they just sort of …

17
Feb

Clip Of The Day: Appreciation Day for BIRDEMIC’s Jerry Owens

The Birdemic blitz continues on the Severin Blog with this arresting moment from my favorite romantic thriller. My only regret thus far with the Birdemic release campaign is that we never had public appearances, press interviews or a phone conversation with Milan Lee, the man who played Jerry Owens, Birdemic’s poster boy of eco-friendly living, the …

17
Feb

“Its Me, Rod”: An Exclusive Interview with BIRDEMIC Star Alan Bagh

As the world gears up for the much anticipated Feb 25th DVD/Blu-ray release of James Nguyen’s cult hit/romantic thriller Birdemic: Shock And Terror, I thought this would be a great opportunity to begin a series follow-up interviews with Birdemic‘s key players. Today: the lead, Alan Bagh. 

16
Feb

Holy Fucking Shit 2011 at Cinefamily

The worst thing about living in NYC is that there is no Cinefamily here. Sometimes after staring at a candle for hours, I’ll construct a “moving to LA pros and cons” list and every time, this theater makes a damn-near convincing case to do so. LAers, be happy for the things you have, even though …

16
Feb

Clip Of The Day: SANTA SANGRE’s Freak Parade & the Reason My Wife Won’t Let Me Pick Movies Anymore

I’ve made no secret of my adoration of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s mad giallo/surrealist masterpiece, Santa Sangre. A quick Google search of the film’s title and “Twitch” will give you an idea of my feelings for the film. However, it isn’t an easy one to explain. I tried telling my wife about the film and how it …

16
Feb

BIRDEMIC METAL ANTHEM MUSIC VIDEO RELEASES, AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE SOON

Nü Metal mavericks Chamber of Pudd’s soul shattering anthem “Birdemic (This is)” has been all over the internet as part of the trailer for midnight movie sensation Birdemic: Shock And Terror, but never available in its entirety… Until now! Due to demand from fans, Severin are making the track available exclusively for a limited time …

15
Feb

Clip Of The Day: HARDWARE – Of Cyborg Phalli and Men

Richard Stanley’s sci-fi/horror/Christmas/western/cyberpunk wet dream breaks through all comparisons to any number of influences (subconscious or otherwise) to become its own unique cinematic soup. Plucked from the sand in the post-apocalyptic desert, the skull of a M.A.R.K.-13 is sold to Mo (Dylan McDermott) who takes it to his metal-sculpting girlfriend, Jill (Stacey Travis). Quite unexpectedly …

14
Feb

SEVERIN ANNOUNCES DEVOLVED EAST COAST TOUR

In conjunction with Devolved‘s extended theatrical run in Los Angeles (starting March 4th), Severin Films today announced a series of special East coast screenings for its new, enthusiastically unhinged teen comedy. Other dates are still To Be Announced, but as of this writing, these dates are official — Monday, March 7th – Syracuse University, Syracuse, …

14
Feb

Clip Of The Day: Naked Hostility in INGLORIOUS BASTARDS

Film snobs can have all the Fellinis and Antonionis they want. But for me, the greatness of Italian cinema is epitomized in the works of its horror luminaries and one Mr. Enzo Castellari. Today, we’ll be looking at a scene from his 1978 WWII epic Inglorious Bastards.

13
Feb

Clip Of The Day: Jodorowsky’s Cinematic Approximation of Rudyard Kipling’s “If”

This clip has everything I want in a movie: Child torture Shiny things The juxtaposition of romantic theme music and violence Ponytails

12
Feb

Clip Of The Day: Balkan Takes Pious Revenge in LAST HOUSE ON THE BEACH

Five teenagers, one nun, three bank-robbing sociopaths and an isolated seaside villa. What could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot if director Franco Prosperi has anything to say about it. La Settima Donna concerns Sister Cristina, played by the inimitabe Florinda Balkan (Don’t Torture a Duckling), whose seaside educational retreat takes a turn for the …

11
Feb

A MESSAGE TO SEVERIN FANS ON DEVOLVED

Devolved, the unhinged teenage rampage of a teen comedy that marks Severin’s first release of one of its own co-productions, begins its PR-assault today with a custom-crafted Robert-Evanseque message to you, the Severinan faithful. “Before we started marketing the film to the public at large, I felt like we owed it to our faithful fans …

11
Feb

Clip Of The Day: STONE’s Funeral March

There’s an incredible scene in Stone actually, the entire film is a series of incredible scenes from start to finish. But there’s one sequence that stood out in my mind from the day I first caught the film in 1982 as the unknown-quantity part of a double-bill with The Hills Have Eyes that was playing …

10
Feb

Clip Of The Day: Perversions In San Francisco, Fulci’s PERVERSION STORY

Lucio Fulci is one of my favorite directors and I have a real soft spot for his fascinating erotic thriller, Perversion Story (1969). Most of the action in the film takes place in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, which also happens to be one of my regular stomping grounds. I spent a lot of …

9
Feb

Clip Of The Day: Emanuelle Teases the Unholiest of Holies in EMANUELLE AROUND THE WORLD

Many would argue that Joe D’Amato’s movies have no artistic value. The director has even admitted that he’s cranked out several flicks just to turn a buck. Few, however, would disagree that the Italian filmmaker is spot-on when it comes to creating sleazy cinema. In the ‘70s, D’Amato’s name became synonymous with some of the …

8
Feb

GEAR UP FOR “BIRDEMIC FEST 2011” IN AUSTIN, LA & BROOKLYN

Following The Master Of The Romantic Thriller™ James Nguyen’s “Birdemic Fest” encouragement video which was first seen on the Severin blog, demand poured in from devoted fans to bring back the biggest cult hit of 2010 to theaters in honor of its official February 22nd DVD and Blu-ray release. Fans and Birdemic newbies can experience the film …

8
Feb

Epic Sweaty Basement Hell – Occult Metal Radio Show with Severin

This Saturday I will be guest hosting a segment on East Village Radio’s show “The Metal Inquisition” in NYC and Severin will be sponsoring with some DVD giveaways. My set begins at 9pm EST with focus on crude occult and epic metal offerings from ’80s basements around the world.

8
Feb

SANTA SANGRE REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

The reviews have been coming in thick and fast over the past week or two for our definitive edition of Santa Sangre and they have been nothing short of outstanding. Slant Magazine’s 4.5 star rave calls it “gorgeous, nightmarish, ethereal, and utterly insane,” Twitch labels it “unlike anything that had ever been seen before,” Boston’s …

8
Feb

Clip Of The Day: BMX Cheddar

Genre master Brian Trenchard-Smith has really had a hand in almost every type of film with the exception of perhaps a full-on musical. He’s just that kind of diverse and hardworking director. Three years before the now cult classic BMX jaunt RAD came out, Trenchard-Smith did his own madcap bike movie. It also has a …

7
Feb

Clip Of The Day: My Tape, Your House: Benzin’ Around With Jess Franco’s BLOODY MOON

I’ve decided that Severin’s blog would be the perfect place to air out some dirty laundry. Have you ever seen Bloody Moon? Well, it’s the best. Imagine Jess Franco making a Jess Franco slasher. There’s bro-sis incest. Hula-hoop synthesizers. Fake-sex social maneuvering. Tons of weird gore. And of course, my favorite scene: At 59 minutes, …

6
Feb

Clip Of The Day: BLOODY BIRTHDAY – Cake & Carnage

Though director Ed Hunt worked almost exclusively in Canada, he briefly returned to his hometown of Los Angeles to shoot Bloody Birthday (1981), one of the eccentric director’s most remarkable films. Written by Barry Pearson, who previously penned Plague (1978), Hunt’s French-Canadian rip-off of The Andromeda Strain, Bloody Birthday is an effective genre entry that …

5
Feb

Clip Of The Day: THE BABY Doesn’t Love You

For some unknown and perhaps mystical reason there was a large number of bizarre and confrontational films released into the world in 1973. The Holy Mountain, I Spit On Your Grave, Psychomania, The Wicker Man, and other landmark films in the cult canon were in circulation and leaving scars on audiences everywhere they played. Less well …

4
Feb

Clip Of The Day! GRASS LABYRINTH: An Oedipal Freakout

This is the story of a man searching for a nursery rhyme… …so the narrator says. Thus begins Terayama’s The Grass Labyrinth (the second segment in Private Collections), a beautifully composed fever dream of Oedipal delight. As we follow Akira on his expedient journey from boy to man, the story becomes a stream of consciousness …

3
Feb

THE BABY – Fully Restored To All Its Drooling Glory

Continuing from where we left off yesterday with the Bloody Birthday restoration…we now move onto some exciting images from our sparklingly disturbing new transfer of The Baby. Like a fine, oaky Syrah, The Baby makes for the perfect compliment to Bloody Birthday’s zesty main course. Ted Post’s (Magnum Force) twisted tale of adult-sized diapers and …

3
Feb

Clip Of The Day! Talk Tawny To Me, Jaeckin’s GWENDOLINE

Just Jaeckin’s Gwendoline is a film that just shouldn’t work. This comic adaptation starts off as another Euro copy of Raiders Of The Lost Arc, then morphs into a berserk updating of Barbarella with the S&M content ratcheted high enough to crack your home theater ceiling. The lynchpin holding this whole crazy thing together is …

2
Feb

BLOODY BIRTHDAY – The Restoration Of A Classic To It’s Rightful Place In Horror History

As an ordained minister of The Universal Life Church, I take my special God-type powers very seriously. And for this Friar, a transfer of a hot new acquisition is one of my most sacred tasks. There is nothing more professionally enlivening than viewing a pristine element, freshly racked up on the Spirit, pumping new life …

2
Feb

Clip Of The Day! Never Ever Have Children: The Countless Traumas of HANNA D.

After the success of 1981’s Christiane F, other youth junkie prostitute dramas were churned out of the European exploitation factory, with this scumcaked Italian knockoff the most brazen lift. Hanna is a severely wayward teenager, selling herself at bargain rates before going home to trade face slaps with her naked alcoholic mother. Though Hanna’s friends …

1
Feb

Clip Of The Day Guest Writers Series Begins, Incl. Webstore Deals!

This is something I’ve wanted to start on our blog for a while now. And I’m very pleased to announce for the next two weeks following this post, every day we will have a new guest writer hosting a favorite bizarro/awesome/insane clip from a film featured in our catalog. And the best part: running concurrently …

31
Jan

Nguyen Encourages Everyone To Have A “BIRDEMIC Fest”

February 27th will mark the one year anniversary of the unforgettable Birdemic World Premiere at Cinefamily hosted by Tim & Eric. It was the night that kick-started The Birdemic Experience Tour which brought James Nguyen’s vision to over 60 cities around the world, ignited an A-list media frenzy earning feature articles in the NY Times and TV …

29
Jan

Hey Look, Our HARDWARE DVD On “The Office”!

Last night, not only was America treated to an all-too-brief appearance from the prototype of Michael Scott, David Brent (played by Ricky Gervais), but Severin’s Hardware DVD made a cameo too! Something about a cell phone scrabble competition between some guy from In The Loop and some girl who sits at Dawn’s, sorry, Pam’s desk these …

28
Jan

SANTA SANGRE PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

So this past Tuesday the day finally arrived where our incomparably exuberant DVD and Blu-ray release of Alejandro Jodorowksy’s masterpiece Santa Sangre hit the streets (and our webstore) and with it came a slew of great press and exclusive interviews. Dennis Lim of The Los Angeles Times wrote a lengthy profile on Jodorowsky and thorough …

19
Jan

EXCLUSIVE: NEW MONDO POSTER FOR SANTA SANGRE!

The good folks at Mondo commissioned an outstanding piece of art by Florian Bertmer, (who also created this stellar Mondo poster of The Holy Mountain), for the one night only screening of Santa Sangre at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin TX tonight. Mondo’s posters are printed in very limited numbered runs and are usually gone …

18
Jan

Doing Justice To SANTA SANGRE Part IV: “Goyo” Cárdenas

According to Jodorowsky the inspiration for Santa Sangre came from a chance meeting with notorious spree killer Gregorio “Goyo” Cárdenas Hernández in a Mexico City coffee shop. Goyo approached Jodo saying he was a fan of his then weekly comic strip “Fabulas Panicas” and Jodo in turn was fascinated by the idea of redemption for the killer of 4 …

4
Jan

TWO CLASSIC SLASHERS & ONE OF THE MOST DEPRAVED FILMS OF THE ’70s COMING SOON!

In the wake of the success of Halloween the floodgates opened for literally hundreds of stalk and slash/slice and dice/body count movies. We all have our favorites and ranking up near the top for us is the killer kid classic Bloody Birthday. Perhaps most famous for the before-she-was-famous topless dance of MTV star Julie Brown, …

25
Dec

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SEVERIN FILMS!

23
Dec

The New Master Of 3D, An Interview With Birdemic Director James Nguyen

As soon as the Birdemic Experience World Tour 2010 came to an end in July, Director James Nguyen (aka The Master Of The Romantic Thriller™) hit the ground running in preparation for his much-anticipated followup to the cult hit Birdemic: Shock And Terror. Titled “Birdemic II: The Resurrection“, the pic is set in Hollywood and Nguyen …

21
Dec

SANTA SANGRE ON THE BIG SCREEN

In celebration of our mammoth Blu-ray and DVD special edition arriving this January, Alejandro Jodorowsky classic Santa Sangre will make its return to the big screen for three rare 35mm showings in Los Angeles, Austin, and Boston. Santa Sangre will screen in Los Angeles on January 15th at The American Cinematheque shown with Jodorowsky’s debut feature Fando …

15
Dec

D’AMATO BIRTHDAY WEEK SALE IN WEBSTORE, UP TO 50%-OFF!

The man who gave us the baby-baiting joys of Anthropophagous, who took Black Emanuelle on her most sordid adventures and who made a habit of putting nuns in very un-Christian circumstances would have been 74 today. The hard-to-offend Italian master was not only one of the most prolific filmmakers to ever live but he tried …

9
Dec

Final Specs For SANTA SANGRE Revealed

Very few releases of older films these days squeeze as much bonus material onto a little shiny disc (or two in the case of the DVD) as we’re packing onto Santa Sangre. More detail on the individual items below can be found in our recent blog posts, “Doing Justice To Santa Sangre“, but here is the …

7
Dec

Doing Justice To SANTA SANGRE, Part III: The Incredibly Strange Film Show

Ok so the episode of the ISFS on Alejandro Jodorowsky was part of the unofficial third season entitled For One Week Only. This final series showcased more art house friendly filmmakers than grindhouse — Jodo, Lynch, Almodovar & Kaurismaki — but the format of the show remained the same. Soon-to-be highest paid UK TV personality …

1
Dec

SCREWBALLS: How The Quest For Breasts Leads To Social/Sexual Liberation

If cinema ever had a masculine answer to the femme-oriented romantic comedy genre, it’s the teen sex comedy. They are almost always written and directed from a male perspective, offering a rowdy style of humor and catering to red-blooded hetero lust fantasies via their rotating collection of seduction-ready virgin queens, hot-to-trot bad girls and secretly …

30
Nov

Doing Justice To SANTA SANGRE, Part II

Continuing on with the personnel who will be featured in Forget Everything You Have Ever Seen: The World Of Santa Sangre. Simon Boswell No stranger to fans of cult and horror cinema, Boswell’s movie scoring career began with Dario Argento’s underrated Phenomena. He continued with the Argento production stable on Lamberto Bava’s Demons 2, Michele …

24
Nov

BLACK EMANUELLE FRIDAY SALE! 50% OFF FOR ONE DAY ONLY!

We’ll come right out and say it: Black Friday can be frigging dangerous. Black Friday means one thing – carbo-loaded, sleep-deprived, apeshit consumers, gooned out of their skulls on Tryptophan and God knows what else, stampeding innocents in their heedless bloodlust for rock-bottom prices. Add some good eye violence and Tisa Farrow, and you’d have …

23
Nov

SEVERIN JOINS WITH VISUALEYES TO RELEASE DEVOLVED

Severin Films today announced via The Hollywood Reporter, the cementing of a long-rumored deal to distribute Devolved, a teen comedy written and directed by Severin co-founder John Cregan. The film stars Gary Entin (the upcoming Seconds Apart), Lindsey Shaw (10 Things I Hate About You), and Robert Adamson (Lincoln Heights) as leaders of opposing factions …

18
Nov

Doing Justice To Santa Sangre

The folks here at Severin have been involved in the production of some incredible Special Editions over the years including The Mondo Cane Collection, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (the original, not that hideous abomination from a few years back), Maniac, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Roman Polanski Collection, Hardware etc etc. But …

13
Nov

“Destroy All Movies” Weekend At LA’s Cinefamily

Severin super-friend and Alamo Drafthouse co-curator Zack Carlson has spent years obsessively compiling what is now the definitive guide to punks on film with his first book Destroy All Movies!!! And to celebrate the release (published by Fantagraphics Books) LA’s Cinefamily has programmed a full-on weekend of cine-punk appreciation with rare screenings and special appearances …

27
Oct

SEVERIN CO-PRODUCING HORROR OMNIBUS ‘THEATRE BIZARRE’

Severin Films and France’s Metaluna Productions have announced their international co-production The Theatre Bizarre, a modern horror anthology inspired by the over-the-top shocks of Paris’ early 20th century ‘Theatre du Grand Guignol’. The feature will be comprised of six separate chapters from six cutting-edge genre directors enlisted from around the world and granted total creative …

26
Oct

PSYCHOMANIA STREETS TODAY, PRESS ROUND-UP PART 1

Today’s special edition release of the “greatest British zombie biker movie ever made”, which is now available in our webstore, culminated in mass of critical praise. The release was celebrated in the October issue of Fangoria Magazine with a 3-page editorial and interview with star Nicky Henson conducted by Psychomania super-fan/Fango editor Chris Alexander. The …

26
Oct

SEVERIN SIGN WITH MPI FOR DOMESTIC HOME VIDEO AND VOD

The news broke in The Hollywood Reporter yesterday that Severin Films, and MPI Media Group, one of the largest independent film producers and distributors, announced an agreement whereby MPI will distribute Severin’s titles on DVD and digitally in the United States. The first film in the deal is today’s release of the beloved 1972 undead …

25
Oct

A Brain Bludgeon in Brooklyn

Hot off the success of last week’s Severin sponsored screening at LA’s Cinefamily with Bleeding Skull, we will be co-presenting another night of obscure horror appreciation with an event billed as “an evening of top-shelf cine-masochism”. The event on Friday, October 29th at Brooklyn’s brand-new reRun Theater begins at midnight with an obsessive assemblage of forgotten …

11
Oct

CRUCIBLE OF TERROR STREETS TOMORROW, PRESS NOTES

Our brand-new, uncut transfer of Crucible Of Terror – the first of two ’70s Britsh horror releases this month – hits stores and e-tailers tomorrow. This “Brit equivalent of a giallo,” as described in DVD Drive-In’s review, stars the enigmatic Mike Raven as a sculptor in Cornwall with a penchant for using real women in …

11
Oct

Lemmy Rides Free, If You Squeeze His Lizard

Nothing like a spot of British metal to brighten up a Monday and what better than Motorhead’s awesome 1984 anthem “Killed By Death”? It’s all the more appropriate in that rock God Lemmy is of course a Severin alumni, having recreated his classic turn as the post-apocalyptic cabbie in our Hardware Promo last year, but …

5
Oct

An Evening Of Obscure, Essential Insanity At Cinefamily On 10/23

When your obsessive search for the best in trashy obscurity has hit a dead-end, or your copy of The Psychotronic Encyclopedia Of Film has worn to pieces, or if you’re like me and believe that Fulci’s Conquest belongs in a fine-art museum, fear not, Bleeding Skull is here to satiate your lust.

1
Oct

OCTOBER 25% OFF HORROR SALE BEGINS NOW

For the entire month of October, indulge in your cinematic passions with Severin classics of the horror and Giallo genre during our webstore’s 25%-off sale. Sci-fi horror classic Hardware 2-disc DVD & Blu-ray available for $22.49, Jess Franco’s ’80s slasher Bloody Moon & Devil Hunter, Black Sunday’s Barbara Steele in Nightmare Castle, Lucio Fulci’s The …

20
Sep

THE WAIT IS OVER! ‘SANTA SANGRE’ COMING TO DVD/BLU-RAY UNCUT FROM SEVERIN FILMS!

Severin Films today announced the 1/25/2011 release of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s internationally acclaimed Santa Sangre. The 1989 production, rarely seen since its U.S. theatrical release, comes to Blu-ray and DVD featuring a restored print of the film’s European version as well as over 5 hours of Bonus Material. In addition, Jodorowsky will by honored by The …

16
Sep

‘SHOPPING’ UNCUT ON BLU-RAY & DVD FROM SEVERIN

Severin Films today announced the acquisition of North American home video rights to Paul W.S. Anderson’s controversial, action-packed debut feature Shopping. Along with marking Oscar™-nominee Jude Law’s (Talented Mr. Ripley, eXistenZ) feature film debut, Shopping packs an all-star British cast including Sean Bean (Lord Of The Rings), Jonathan Pryce (Brazil), Sadie Frost (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), …

2
Sep

SEVERIN FILMS WEBSTORE NOW OPEN!

Today, Severin Films proudly drags its analog-addled posterior into the 21st century. You see, no one had ever bothered to tell us that many of today’s film fans prefer to do their shopping in a land we’ve been informed is commonly referred to as “Cyberspace.” Well, the message finally arrived (via carrier pigeon), and today …

2
Sep

Dougal & The Double Deckers

Over the last couple of weeks I have been jettisoned back to childhood having been engaged to shoot featurettes for the Second Sight UK releases of the Saturday morning kids TV classic “Here Come The Double Deckers!” and the phenomenal Magic Roundabout feature film Dougal And The Blue Cat.

1
Sep

Terrifying Dummies and the Secrets of MAGIC

Two of our favorites among the many short featurettes we’ve produced over the years will be included on the forthcoming Blu-ray release of Magic (1978). This super creepy ventriloquist gone mad tale — the inspiration for a smorgasbord of kids’ nightmares in the late 70s/early 80s — was directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Anthony …

24
Aug

PSYCHOMANIA AND HORROR EXPRESS TRAILERS FOUND!

After much scouring of global labs and personal collections we finally uncovered the long thought lost English trailers for both Psychomania and Horror Express. Both were transferred in HD and here they are. Sadly, no such luck with Crucible Of Terror. Horror Express will be released on DVD and Blu-ray sometime next year – stay …

22
Aug

THE SEVERINS INTERVIEWED ON THE GGTMC PODCAST

Severin’s David Gregory, John Cregan and Evan Husney were featured guests on The Gentlemen’s Guide to Midnite Cinema podcast last week discussing the company’s inception, Gwendoline, Birdemic: Shock And Terror, their earliest genre film memories, Telsa and much more. To listen to the podcast, please visit the link here. The Gentlemen’s Guide to Midnite Cinema …

16
Aug

1,001 Uses For A Dwarf’s Cane: The Sinful Dwarf In My House

The Sinful Dwarf is the perfect primer for anyone wanting to crawl into the wonderful world of thick, greasy European sleaze. There are plenty of spots to go in this genre but only one has naked ladies held captive in an attic, a fat man named Santa Claus who smuggles heroin in teddy bears and …

12
Aug

ANOTHER A-LIST STAR IN LOOSE SCREWS? …JIM CARREY!?

Remember how we revealed here that Demi Moore was (loosely) featured in Loose Screws: Screwballs 2? Well, none other than ubiquitous DVD Delirium scribe Nathaniel Thompson in his mondo-digital review of Severin’s latest release made a fascinating, star spotting observation. During the trend setting beach dance number “Do the Screw”, there’s a disconcertingly enthusiastic male …

12
Aug

Absent Heroes and Edible ‘Nice Parts’: Jess Franco’s Devil Hunter

Scholar and noted Jess Franco-phile Tim Lucas has written numerous times (coining the phrase first in his essay “How to Read a Franco Film”): “You can’t see one Franco film until you’ve seen them all.” Given that the director has made close to (or over) 200 films and that I have only seen a small …

29
Jul

OZPLOITATION CLASSIC “STONE” TAKES A TRIP TO THE BIG SCREEN

New York City and Los Angeles exploitation fans will have the rare opportunity to attend a 35mm screening of Ozploitation classic Stone in the coming months. While a groundbreaking success and highly controversial upon its release in Australia, Stone is sadly unknown outside of its native country. Sandy Harbutt co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in …

28
Jul

PSYCHOMANIA SPECS REVEALED AND CRUCIBLE OF TERROR ANNOUNCED, BOTH SET FOR OCT 26th

Severin Films will be releasing a new transfer on DVD of the 1971 Mike Raven chiller Crucible Of Terror. The enigmatic Raven, a former pirate radio DJ, had a brief go at becoming the next British horror star appearing in Hammer’s Lust For A Vampire, Amicus’ I, Monster and the self-financed Disciple Of Death. The …

20
Jul

Suffering Is Good For Pleasure: An Appreciation Of Jesus Franco’s Bloody Moon

On the seventh day, God rested. On the eighth day, Jesus Franco made a slasher. And on the ninth day, Severin Films released said slasher on DVD. It was a very good week.

7
Jul

UNDEAD BIKER CLASSIC ‘PSYCHOMANIA’ GETTING SPECIAL EDITION TREATMENT

The grooviest zombie biker movie of them all is being exhumed and, after years of shoddy bootlegs and sub-par presentations, is getting the Special Edition treatment from Severin. Psychomania stars Beryl Reed (Beast In The Cellar) and, in his last performance, George Sanders (Village Of The Damned) who perfect a formula to return from the …

7
Jul

Evil Spirits and Bad Role Models in MALABIMBA: THE MALICIOUS WHORE

When faced with a title like Malabimba: the Malicious Whore, it’s tempting to dismiss the film as another pointless exercise in 1970s Eurosleaze. But that would be a mistake.  Director Andrea Bianchi and screenwriter Piero Regnoli are after something a little more ambitious here, something that merits a closer look.

6
Jul

IT’S NOT A RUMOR – DEMI MOORE CONTRIBUTES ORIGINAL SONG TO UPCOMING RELEASE

Yesterday, The New York Post’s Page Six broke the story of Severin Films’ improbable discovery of a young Demi Moore’s early second career – as a rock and roll songwriter. It’s also the story of how Demi got her famous last name… As we Severins were putting the finishing touches on the unhooking of our …

29
Jun

Your Superego May Be Bigger Than Mine, But I Was Right About IN THE FOLDS OF THE FLESH

When we first founded Severin way back in 2006, one of my main pastimes was to furiously chip away at the unholy mountain of VHS screeners piled ceiling-high within the confines of my office. The vast majority of these screeners originated from Italy, where a mile-wide vein of Italian-crafted celluloid still goes relatively unmined and …

4
Jun

Pop Psychology, Perversion & Perfect Breasts: All This & BLACK EMANUELLE 2

When Severin released their Black Emanuelle box sets (Vol 1 & Vol 2) a few years back, it was a cause for celebration amongst Eurotrash-loving cinephiles. Several of these films had been staples of late-night cable during the 1980’s and many future cult-film addicts tuned in to them for a quick fix of bare flesh …

18
May

BIRDEMIC CANADIAN PREMIERE, MN, TX, OH & MORE THIS WEEK

Birdemic Shock And Terror flocks up north for its official Canadian Premiere at The Bloor Cinema, hosted by Rue Morgue Magazine this Thurday. The Master Of The Romantic Thriller™/Birdemic director James Nguyen will also be in attendance for this historic evening. A massive piece hit last Sunday in the The Toronto Star chronicling Birdemic’s humble …

12
May

Jess Franco Turns 80… And Reveals He Is Yoda

Two days ago I shot another couple of in-depth interviews with the amazing Jess Franco, who turns 80 today, at the apartment he shares with his wife and frequent star Lina Romay in Malaga, Spain. I’ve now shot countless discussions with him for DVDs produced for various companies and he never fails to provide colorful …

4
May

JOY AND JOY & JOAN RESTORED, INCLUDING FOOTAGE NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN AMERICA

After a triumphant run with Hardware and the Inglorious Bastards Blu Ray releases last year, Severin Films returns to its roots with a pair of stellar sexsploitation classics available on May 25th. French women have often led the way when it comes to erotic literature. Following in the esteemed footsteps of Anaïs Nin, Emmanuelle Arsan …

2
May

“CULT CLASSIC” BIRDEMIC FEATURED ON CBS SUNDAY MORNING

Bill Geist and the CBS Sunday Morning crew followed Birdemic director James Nguyen to three west-coast cities to shoot sold-out screenings, actual locations featured in the film, and Nguyen working in his San Jose, CA home editing suite. Nguyen shares his feelings with Geist about the unintentional success of his film, the mutantification of his …

21
Apr

BIRDEMIC GLOBAL PANIC: NOW SPREADING TO LONDON

Birdemic: Shock And Terror the film which the BBC says is “the latest hot ticket in America”, will have its British premiere at the Curzon Cinema, 99 Shaftsbury Avenue in London’s fashionable Soho district on Friday, May 28th. There’ll be a pre-party at 10pm and the film will unspool at 11.30pm. No word yet on …

14
Apr

BIRDEMIC SPREADS TO 25 CITIES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

On the heels of sold-out screenings in Los Angeles, New York City and Austin, today we announce the highly-anticipated, North American “Experience Tour 2010” of cult sensation, Birdemic: Shock And Terror. The Hollywood Reporter covered this announcement along with a review of the film from last Friday’s unforgettable screening at Cinefamily. The film, which BBC says …

13
Apr

CUSHING & LEE 70s HORROR CLASSICS COMING SOON

Since their awe-inspiring collaboration in Hammer’s groundbreaking The Curse Of Frankenstein in 1957, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee were destined to join the privileged ranks of cinema’s great horror stars alongside Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price and Lon Chaney. Severin Films will be paying tribute to their macabre celluloid partnership by giving the Special Edition treatment to …

13
Apr

BIRDEMIC HEARS ABOUT INDIE VIDEO STORE DEMISE, RE-ROUTES FOR NATION’S CAPITAL

Severin announced today announced that we will host midnight screenings of cult sensation, Birdemic: Shock And Terorr, on April 16th and 17th at the E Street Theater in Washington, DC. The film’s screenings will serve to generate awareness and raise money for the soon-to-be-shuttered legendary independent video store, Video Vault. “When I found out that …

8
Apr

BBC COVERS BIRDEMIC LIVE FROM NYC PREMIERE

One of the world’s most widely read news sites covered the New York premiere of Birdemic: Shock And Terror. BBC correspondent Tom Brook of Talking Movies came along with his crew to the pre-party and sold out screening of the hit romantic thriller and shot interviews with The Master of the Romantic Thriller™ himself, James …

29
Mar

BIRDEMIC HELD OVER AT IFC CENTER, NYC PREMIERE PHOTOS

Birdemic: Shock And Terror premiered in New York City this past weekend with two outstanding, sold-out midnight screenings at the IFC Center hosted by Videogum.com. Severin Films’ NYC field photographer Nathaniel Shannon was present to document the historic premiere and pre-party at Vol De Nuit. The interactive web gallery can be viewed here. Due to …

26
Mar

THE “CULT CINEMA SENSATION”, AND NGUYEN ON ABC NEWS

Rounding out the media blitz in anticipation for the New York City Premiere of Birdemic: Shock And Terror, ABC News with Diane Sawyer interviewed director James Nguyen as part of their daily web series, “The Conversation”. ABC News correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi was treated to an intimate one-on-one with The Master Of The Romantic Thriller™ this …

25
Mar

“A HIGH-FLYING CULT HIT!” SAYS THE NEW YORK TIMES

The most thorough article on the Birdemic Phenomenon yet, Dave Itzkoff’s brilliant 1,167 word feature for the New York Times hits the streets today. Including interviews with Birdemic director James Nguyen, Severin’s own Evan Husney, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!), Joel Hodgson (co-creator, Mystery Science Theater 3000), and Videogum.com’s Gabe Delahaye …

23
Mar

BMX BANDITS COMING TO DVD AND BLU RAY

The name “Nicole Kidman” is one filled with prismatic meaning. To some, she’s the prosthetic nose sporting, Oscar®-winner of The Hours. To others, she’s the mortally doomed siren with the morally casual attitude from Moulin Rouge. Or to others still she may be the high-octane headshrinker from Days Of Thunder. But to anyone who lost …

23
Mar

RARE, VINTAGE NGUYEN PUBLIC ACCESS APPEARANCE LEAKED

In preparation for the New York City premiere of Birdemic: Shock And Terror (at the IFC Center this weekend), our good friends over at FilmDrunk were keen to finally leak The Master Of Romantic Thriller™’s  vintage public access appearance on Bonnie Steiger’s Movie Close Up. This interview was conducted during the 7-month-long production of Birdemic and …

22
Mar

Polanski’s “WHAT?”

What? really could not have been more aptly titled. In light of the release of Polanski’s newest, The Ghost Writer, I decided to finally take a gander at what is arguably the least seen, screened, and appreciated (a close tie to Pirates) movie by the maestro. Not more than thirty minutes in, it was clear …

16
Mar

BIRDEMIC SCREENINGS ADDED! DENVER, PHILLY, LA & MORE

Severin Films, along with the help of Landmark Theaters, will launch a series of Birdemic: Shock And Terror midnight screenings around the country. First stop is the Esquire Theater in Denver, CO on April 23rd and 24th, and May 8th at the Ritz East Theater in Philadelphia, and then then Minneapolis, MN at the historic Uptown Theater …

15
Mar

BIRDEMIC SPREADS TO NYC, MIDNIGHTS AT THE IFC CENTER

The Traveling Salvation Show that is Birdemic: Shock And Terror has set its sights on the right coast. You read correctly; after pillaging and dive bombing theaters in Los Angeles, Austin and Phoenix, James Nguyen’s Cautionary Epic has plotted a course for the isle of Manhattan. “And this time,” says Severin CEO Carl Daft, “there …

14
Mar

GOD SAVE THE VIDEO VAULT!

Look, I know that times are changing, and that brick and mortar just isn’t what it used to be. And that you can’t go all Sonny Corleone in certain situations just because something may be personally upsetting. After all, this is just business. But when I found out last week that my favorite, most seminal …

14
Mar

SEVERIN WORKS HI-DEF MIRACLE, RESTORES MID-80s MAMMALIANS TO FORMER GLORY

Last Monday, while the rest of the world was busy sleeping off the Birdemic World Premiere, I awoke early on for what I knew was sure to be a deeply spiritual experience. The supervision of the restoration of Loose Screws. For those of you not in the know, Loose Screws is to Screwballs as Evil Dead II is …

5
Mar

BIRDEMIC PRESS HIGHLIGHTS, PHASE TWO

Leading up to the highly anticipated Birdemic unveiling at the Cinefamily this past Saturday, debate continued with proper journalistic investigation from LA Times, USA Today, The Atlantic Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, Boing Boing, and /Film. Olivia Munn from G4TV presented the official theatrical trailer for Birdemic on Attack Of The Show and coverage of the LA Premiere is pending …

4
Mar

SEVERIN EMBRACES NEW MEDIA, BUYS MICROPHONE

“Ever since I first subscribed to the unquenchable ‘Agatha Christie Radio Mysteries Podcast,’” says Severin CEO Carl Daft, “I have been looking for an excuse to start a Severin Podcast of our own. And the world premiere of Birdemic just seemed like the perfect time. The only question was ‘who would host it?’ That’s when …

27
Feb

BIRDEMIC OVERWHELMS GATEKEEPERS OF CINEMA, SPILLS OVER ONTO ZEITGEIST

“Just as the eagles and vultures overwhelmed the coastal town of Half Moon Bay,” says Severin’s David Gregory, “the public response to Birdemic has subsumed the Severin headquarters in a shimmering sea of mass exultation.” Following mentions in USA Today, LA Times, Entertainment Weekly, G4TV’s Attack of the Show, The Hollywood Reporter, The LAist, and …

21
Feb

OFFICIAL THEATRICAL TRAILER FOR BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR

Today, we unveil the all-new, official theatrical trailer for Birdemic edited by our own Robert Danville Hacker. More theatrical dates will be announced very soon — to request Birdemic in your town, contact us here.

13
Feb

VICE INTERVIEWS THE MASTER OF THE ROMANTIC THRILLER ™

Today, Vice Magazine’s online home — Viceland.com — posted a double-helping of Birdemic fare; a far-ranging, no-holds-barred interview with Birdemic auteur James Nguyen, and an in-depth review of the film itself. The epic questioning covers the film’s inception, production, special effects, topical issues, Nguyen’s life as a mid-level software salesman, the legal trademarking of his self proclaimed title …

8
Feb

BIRDEMIC PRESS HIGHLIGHTS, PHASE ONE

“Yes, never mind the Oscar ballots. Here’s Birdemic: Shock and Terror“, reports Entertainment Weekly confessing to their “new, crazy movie obsession!” The Hollywood Reporter covers our all-rights acquisition and limited theatrical plans for Birdemic. Official sponsors of the Birdemic Theatrical Tour 2010, Bloody Disgusting affirms the Tim & Eric hosted Los Angeles Premiere to be “The Greatest Night Of Your Life” …

5
Feb

Franco’s Golden Productions

Franco is a master director, and in my opinion his mastery is best demonstrated by the films he made in the 1980s for Golden International Pictures.  A few of the great films he made during this period are available in pristine DVD editions courtesy of Severin Films: 1982’s Inconfessable Orgies of Emmanuelle, 1983’s Macumba Sexual, …

4
Feb

Shooting Jarman’s EDWARD

This past November Severin were commissioned to shoot a featurette on the making of the late Derek Jarman’s controversial 1991 film Edward II for a UK DVD release. The interviews with star Edward Waddington, Producers Antony Root and Steve Clark-Hall, Cinematographer Ian Wilson and human rights activist Peter Tatchell were shot at St. Giles In The Fields church in …

1
Feb

WITH NEW ONLINE ANNOUNCEMENT, BIRDEMIC PUBLICITY MACHINE TOPS 88 MPH, CORNERSTONE SIGNS ON FOR RIDE

Today, Severin Films uncaged its formal video announcement of its acquisition of Birdemic: Shock and Terror, which was produced by a rising young director and Birdemic backer; Portland’s own Bobby Hacker. “Portland, Oregon has long been one of my favorite tourist destinations. I rarely pass a calendar year without once walking its storied section of …

28
Jan

SEVERIN RESPONDS TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, EXPANDS “BIRDEMIC” TO TWO SCREENS

There are plenty of places where one can imbibe. There are plenty of places where one can watch a movie. And there are precious few places where one can imbibe and watch a movie. But as of this writing, there’s only one place on earth where one can imbibe and watch Birdemic: Shock and Terror. …

21
Jan

TIM & ERIC TO HELP SEVERIN BRAVELY BREAK NEW GROUND BENEATH THE CELLULOID BEDROCK

It’s an event a half decade in the making. Severin’s opening salvo into the breakneck world of brand, spanking new cinema. And like a finely crafted Russian Doll, open it up, look inside, and see that the thing itself is actually many things; thriller, horror, romance, abattoir, musical, environmental message, and special effects blockbuster. But …

12
Jan

Promos For IN THE LOOP

A couple of months back Severin produced three short promos for today’s DVD/BluRay release In The Loop from IFC Films/MPI. The film is a brilliant political satire directed by Brit-comedy genius Armando Iannucci and stars Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini, Anna Chlumsky and an outstanding ensemble cast. Iannucci had a hand in some of the best British comedy in recent …

12
Jan

HANNA D. PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

Fangoria.com immortalizes the late sleaze maestro Rino Di Silvestro (Werewolf Woman, Deported Women Of The S.S.) with an exclusive clip from our comprehensive Hanna D. featurette, The Confessions Of Rino D. “An absolute must-see for fans of trash cinema!” exclaims DVD Verdict hailing Hanna D. as the film that “uses every rule in the book, breaks them, and …

11
Jan

SEVERIN ACQUIRES OSCAR NOMINEE LECONTE’S DOGORA

Severin has acquired the non-verbal feature Dogora directed by Oscar nominee Patrice Leconte (The Hairdresser’s Husband, Ridicule, The Perfume Of Yvonne, The Girl On The Bridge). Hailed by DVD Times as “Stunning…bursting with color, light and movement in the tradition of Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka.” For the film, Leconte travelled to Cambodia to create a sound and image …

10
Jan

Severin Plays Santa To Independent Video Store

One of our favorite pastimes when we roam our great country is to secretly visit some of our best friends – the indie video stores which are the lifeblood of our industry. Our little clandestine stops are important, because it helps us to see which stores have been naughty and which ones have been nice …

19
Dec

RICHARD STANLEY POSTS HARDWARE SEQUEL SCRIPT ONLINE

There’s been some chatter on the interwebs as of late regarding Richard Stanley’s posting of his script for a Hardware sequel. The script, known as Ground Zero, has been in limbo since the days of the aftermath of the original production of Hardware. If you’re a fan – and we know you are – of …

15
Dec

BASTARDS ON DEMAND

To coincide with today’s release of Quentin Tarantino’s Basterds on DVD and Blu Ray we are very pleased to announce that Enzo Castellari’s Bastards will be Severin’s first ever on-demand title as it debuts to millions of cable subscribers through the CineticFilmBuff Channel. A further roll-out through Time Warner and Comcast will follow mid-January. We …

14
Dec

TARANTINO’S “BASTERDS” RELEASE SALUTES THE ’78 ORIGINAL

This Tuesday, the other Inglorious Bastards (known to audiences as Inglourious Basterds) hits the small screen on DVD and Blu-Ray. We at Severin couldn’t be happier for the runaway worldwide success of Quentin Tarantino’s modern-day WWII Spaghetti epic. It’s an indelible, unforgettable masterwork that gleefully updates the Macaroni Combat tradition and drags it kicking and …

10
Dec

Hardware Promos & Exclusive New Iggy Interview

A highlight of the year here at Severin towers was the lensing of twin exclusive Hardware promos starring two absolute rock n’roll legends — Iggy Pop and Lemmy (Kilmister). After capturing Iggy Pop’s dynamite recreation of his Angry Bob role in Hardware the air was thick with equal parts humidity and camaraderie.

4
Dec

SEVERIN 2.0

We’re supremely excited to announce today’s launch of the brand new Severin Films website. Over 100 pages of information on all things Severin including interactive pages for each and every one of our 50+ catalogue of titles, latest news, weekly blogs, streaming trailers and much more. In addition users will be able stream clips from …

3
Dec

Birden Of Dreams: The Story Of Birdemic

Sundance Film Festival, January 2009: It was impossible to ignore the menacing crawl of an ’80s Nissan Quest daily descending through the thronged roadway of Park City, Utah’s Main Street. Seasoned with frozen blood, a crudely fashioned bird, and the malevolent screeching of fowl from the stereo, I assumed the van was part of another …

3
Dec

SEVERIN HITS CANADA

Severin is launching in Canada with sales and marketing through Conveyor Canada and physical distribution through Vivendi/Universal. Hardware hit the shelves on November 17th, followed by canuxploitation classic Screwballs and macaroni combat spectacular Eagles Over London on November 24th, with the unstoppable Inglorious Bastards debuting on December 1st. All major retailers and e-tailers will be …

2
Dec

HARDWARE PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

G4 TV’s Attack Of The Show spotlighted the Hardware DVD/Blu Ray on their famed horror segment, “Body Count” hosted by Wrong Turn 2 director Joe Lynch. “Director Stanley welds elements of The Terminator, Mad Max, and even Rear Window“, Lynch concludes, “into a very effective, explicit nightmare you won’t soon forget!” “The slasher film takes …

2
Dec

Uncle Jess Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at ’09 Fantastic Fest

Back in March I was invited to what I consider the world’s most badass movie theater, the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX, to a double feature of my movie PLAGUE TOWN and arguably Severin’s sleaziest offering THE SINFUL DWARF. Not only is Austin oozing with rabid film fans who will pack the theater for pretty …

20
Oct

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