Vinegar Syndrome - New Genre Label

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  1. delicreep

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    Apologies for just being too lazy to link, but VS has confirmed that Brett Piper's Battle for the Lost Planet and Mutant War are coming in February. Party Line and Wacko are still due, but no word on Loose Ends or Tinseltown, which had previously been listed as February releases.

    For the curious, the tentative 2019 line-up (lots of TBA's) here on blu-ray.com:

    https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=204974&page=727
     
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  2. MorallySound

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    Here's the link to corroborate: https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=24478
     
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    I watched there's nothing out there this evening, it's not bad, cheap and cheerful!

    It features lots of skin, a very cheap looking monster, shaving foam, lasers and a boom mic sequence that was weird to say the least.

    Some of the shots and editing remind me of the evil dead.

    You've gotta me in the right frame of mind to enjoy it, I suspect anyone who's had alcohol or something of the chemical kind will have a blast.
     
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    It's a film that's quite well made in the technical department (very lively camerawork) that I wanted to like more than I did.

    But the character of Mike was mostly irritating and too one-note to enjoy (for me) and he's the focus of the film.

    The 'cat dropping from ceiling' bit had me in stitches though.
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Splatter University artwork - is that Catriona MacColl?
     
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    ***NEW TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT***
    Vinegar Syndrome March titles revealed!

    The Suckling
    After being tricked into having an abortion at Big Mama’s underground abortion clinic / brothel, a young woman’s extracted fetus is flushed into the sewer system wherein it’s exposed to toxic waste and begins to mutate into an ever growing and increasingly bloodthirsty monster. The girls, johns and other assorted weirdos find themselves trapped inside the brothel where they are forced to face off against the agitated, prenatal creature, as well as each other, in a high stakes quest to stay alive, or at least in one piece.
    An offbeat and gleefully violent monster horror-comedy from one time director Francis Teri, THE SUCKLING blends gratuitous gore, nonchalant T&A, and a sly side helping of social commentary, resulting in a distinctive 80s horror indie gem. Vinegar Syndrome presents this direct-to-video favorite on Blu-ray in the US for the first time, in a brand new 2k restoration made from its original 16mm camera negative.”
    English
    Widescreen 1.85:1
    DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    • Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 16mm original camera negative
    • Video interview with writer/director Francis Teri
    • Video interview with actor Michael Gingold
    • Archival image gallery
    • Reversible cover artwork
    • English SDH subtitles”

    Dominique

    Wealthy Dominique Ballard (Jean Simmons; Spartacus) lives with her husband David (Cliff Robertson; Obsession, Man on a Swing) in Dominique’s giant English estate. Emotionally fragile, Dominique is harassed, tormented, and eventually driven mad by David until one night she hangs herself, resulting in her entire fortune being left to her husband. But what at first seems like a clever inheritance scheme soon becomes a waking nightmare for David as Dominique’s spirit is not at rest and has instead risen from the grave to haunt him and avenge her death. But is the evil presence that appears to be seeking vengeance from the afterlife actually David’s dearly departed wife or is someone else attempting their own elaborate and deadly hoax?
    A suspenseful supernatural thriller from Michael Anderson (Logan’s Run), DOMINIQUE (also known as Dominique is Dead) co-stars Jenny Agutter (Walkabout) and Judy Geeson (10 Rillington Place). Sumptuously photographed by Oscar winner Ted Moore (A Man For All Seasons, Goldfinger), Vinegar Syndrome brings DOMINIQUE to Blu-ray for the first time in an all new 2k restoration.”
    English
    Widescreen 1.85:1
    DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    • Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm negative
    • Audio interview with actor Michael Jayston
    • Audio interview with assistant director Brian Cook
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Reversible cover artwork
    • English SDH subtitles”

    In the Cold of The Night

    High profile fashion photographer Scott Bruin has been suffering from a series of increasingly disturbing and violent dreams in which he savagely attacks and murders a young woman. Fearing for his sanity, Scott begins to investigate these strange visions but slowly starts to believe that these all-too-real seeming nightmares might not be dreams after all and that the woman in them is in imminent danger. As his investigation progresses, Scott unwittingly finds himself in the center of a sinister conspiracy much stranger than his wildest nightmares.
    An ultra-stylized, DePalma-esque, neo-noir erotic thriller from cult filmmaker Nico Mastorakis (Island of Death, Blind Date), IN THE COLD OF THE NIGHT stars Jeff Lester (Star Trek IV), Adrianne Sachs (Robocop), Brian Thompson (Cobra), David Soul (Starsky & Hutch), and Shannon Tweed (Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death), along with a guest appearance from Tippi Hedren (The Birds) and striking cinematography by Andreas Bellis (Thriller – A Cruel Picture). Vinegar Syndrome brings this Skinemax gem to Blu-ray, newly restored in 4k from its original camera negative.
    English
    Widescreen 1.85:1
    DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    • Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    • Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
    • Archival behind-the-scenes featurette
    • Archival image gallery
    • Original trailer
    • Reversible cover artwork

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    The Suckling, well, sucks a bit! A great opening and then it starts to crumble a bit. Nowhere as gory as you would think a movie with that title would be, though not without some charm.

    Can't comment on the other 2 titles.
     
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    I agree. The Suckling is not really worth the VS treatment. I have been underwhelmed by their titles lately. I watched my dvd of Bloody New Years and reminded myself of how bad it is. At least I will save a lot of money avoiding these titles in the upcoming months.
     
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    I actually like The Suckling because it is so mean-spirited and has a real commitment to bad taste. Not sure I need to re-buy.
     
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    Yah missed one, and it's a doozy - originally coming from AGFA, but that release was cancelled because of VS having better elements and the legendarily lost original hardcore cut!

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    From VinegarSyndrome.com: Unless we grossly underestimated demand for Andy Milligan’s masterpiece, we will NOT repress this in a “standard edition”. This slipcover release is limited to 2,500 and is designed by Earl Kessler Jr. It’s only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com and a few other select retail outlets.

    Dusty, a street smart, but desperately unhappy prostitute who works in Times Square, uses her body to survive; seducing, conning, and ripping off her johns. After moving in with Cherry, a cross-dressing male prostitute, Dusty hopes to find more solid financial footing and a stable future in the sex trade, that is, until she meets Bob, a young lawyer who lives on Staten Island, who falls in love with her, and she with him. With a chance to escape her miserable existence becoming a possibility, Dusty starts dreaming of a future she never thought possible. But can she escape her own destiny?

    Andy Milligan’s masterpiece of urban sexual despair, FLESHPOT ON 42ND ST stars Laura Cannon (Forced Entry) in her career performance as Dusty, along side Milligan regular character actor Neil Flanagan, and sex film superstar Harry Reems. Evoking the cinéma vérité aesthetics of Paul Morrissey’s work for Warhol as filtered through Cassavetes sobering examinations of loneliness and the working class condition, FLESHPOT remains Milligan’s most powerful and personal film. Only ever available in heavily cut editions sourced from splicy prints, Vinegar Syndrome brings this crucial piece of 70s New York filmmaking to Blu-ray in a brand new 4k preservation of its previously unseen original and painstakingly reconstructed director’s cut, featuring all of its legendary lost footage restored.

    directed by: Andy Milligan
    starring: Laura Cannon, Neil Flanagan, Harry Reems
    1973 / 87 min / 1.37:1

    Features Include:

    • Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    • Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 16mm camera reversal
    • Two different viewing options: the director’s intended 1.37:1 framed presentation or the 1.85:1 theatrical framing.
    • Audio commentary with film historians and authors Samm Deighan, Heather Drain, and Kat Ellinger
    • Locations ‘then and now’ featurette
    • Reversible cover artwork
    • English SDH subtitles
     
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    I like it also. I do already own the UK Blu-ray, but I'm sure the VS transfer will improve upon that.
     
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    That's cool but is it really the "Director's Cut" as VS says? I understood in most cases the hardcore footage was shot and inserted by a producer without Milligan's involvement. So a softer version would be Milligan's intended version. But VS is only including one cut (in two aspect ratios).

    Also I wonder what's going to happen with Guru, the Mad Monk which only warranted inclusion in AGFA's planned release as a bonus. VS isn't releasing it (at least with Fleshbot). I'd almost rather AGFA flipped the lead to Guru, included the print that have of Fleshbot as the bonus, and release that.
     
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    I'll wait for reviews, but Dominique and Fleshpot look pretty interesting
     
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    Dominique has nostalgia for me because the I remember the trailer so well from video rentals of other movies back in the mid 80s. The movie itself is okay but I don’t know if I need to own it. In the vein of Diabolique.
     
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