Founded 17 years ago by Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski, Grindhouse Releasing is a beloved institution among horror and exploitation film fans, thanks to their lovingly restored releases of cult classics like Cannibal Holocaust, The Beyond, I Drink Your Blood, Pieces and many more. Grindhouse went on hiatus for a while, partially due to Stallone's death last year and Murawski's commitment to editing Oz the Great and Powerful for Sam Raimi. But the studio has finally resurfaced to announce a massive new slate of movie titles.
"After two years in the yellow brick prison of Oz, I am back full-time at Grindhouse Releasing, proudly continuing the important work that Sage and I began back in 1996," Murawski said in the announcement, in which he revealed a list of titles awaiting DVD, Blu-ray and theatrical releases – beginning with the psychedelic obscurity An American Hippie in Israel, which has gained Rocky Horror-like status in Tel Aviv and will see a new theatrical run in the US. Also, the twisted 1968 UK thriller Corruption, starring horror icon Peter Cushing, will premiere on DVD and Blu-ray September 10th (Cushing's 100th birthday), with theatrical screenings lined up in advance of that release as well. Here's the groovy trailer for that one:
To follow, Grindhouse also plans to release the following: Sergio Sollima's The Big Gundown; The Swimmer starring Burt Lancaster; Duke Mitchell's Gone with the Pope (a big hit at theatrical screenings in 2010) and S.F. Brownrigg's Scum of the Earth (a.k.a. Poor White Trash 2). Murawski also revealed that the entire catalog of Grindhouse titles will get the Blu-ray treatment over the next year.
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