The Blood Island Collection (BluRay)
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- Released November 13th, 2018
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They've been called "defiantly lurid" (1000MisspentHours.com), "delightfully depraved" (FlickAttack.com) and "blood-soaked & naked broad-filled" (MrSkin.com). Their cult of fans is worldwide. And for more than fifty years, these four monster shockers from Filipino directors Gerry de Leon and Eddie Romero have stunned drive-in, grindhouse and VHS audiences, became the foundation of infamous exploitation distributors Hemisphere Pictures and Independent-International, and remain among the most insane/esteemed classics in horror history. Severin Films is now proud to present The Blood Island Collection and its celebrated prequel, all featuring uncut scans from recently discovered film elements and oozing with all-new special features!
Terror Is A Man: In 1959, American producer Kane Lynn teamed with Filipino filmmakers Eddie Romero and Gerardo de Leon to make a grisly thriller billed as "a unique experience in motion picture terror!" Its global success would soon transform the Philippines' movie industry, launch the legendary BLOOD ISLAND series, and change the face of drive-in/grindhouse horror forever. Francis Lederer (RETURN OF DRACULA), Richard Derr (WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE) and former Miss Denmark Greta Thyssen (JOURNEY TO THE SEVENTH PLANET) star in this "quite terrifying" (The New York Times) take on H.G.Wells' Island Of Dr. Moreau – also known as BLOOD CREATURE — now featuring a new 4k scan from a fine-grain print recently discovered at the UCLA Film Archive and presented totally uncut, including its "bell system for the squeamish and faint-hearted!!!"
Special Features and Technical Specs: NEW 4K REMASTER OF THE FILM • Man Becomes Creature: Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman • Dawn of Blood Island: Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero • Terror Creature: Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales" • When the Bell Rings: Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb • Trailer • Poster & Still Gallery • Reversible BLOOD CREATURE Cover
Mad Doctor of Blood Island: In perhaps the most infamous film in the BLOOD ISLAND franchise, co-directors Eddie Romero and Gerry de Leon upped the already over-the-top nudity, violence, horny monster havoc and unmatched WTF?-ness of the first movie to deliver what Dangerous Minds hails as "one of the greatest/nastiest/goriest films of the 1960s." AIP-leading-man-turned-producer John Ashley (HOW TO STUFF A WILD BIKINI, THE A-TEAM) and '60s-starlet-turned-'80s-porn-queen Angelique Pettyjohn (STAR TREK, TITILLATION) star in this "horrifying nightmare of a thousand frightening dreams" – also known as GRAVE DESIRES and TOMB OF THE LIVING DEAD – now scanned in 4k from a recently discovered camera negative and presented totally uncut for the first time ever, including the legendary "Oath of Green Blood" prologue!
Special Features and Technical Specs: NEW 4K REMASTER OF THE FILM • Audio Commentary with Horror Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger • Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman • Tombs of the Living Dead: Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales" • A Taste of Blood: Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb • The Mad Doctor of Blood Island: Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero • Trailer • Poster & Still Gallery • Bonus Disc: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD (in box set only) • Reversible TOMB OF THE LIVING DEAD Cover
Brides of Blood: In this first unforgettable hit of the BLOOD ISLAND trilogy, legendary Filipino filmmakers Eddie Romero and Gerry de Leon combined '50s-style radioactive monster mayhem with taboo-smashing levels of graphic violence, nudity, dwarf-whipping and cuckolding that set insane new standards for drive-in/grindhouse depravity. Hollywood has-been Kent Taylor (BOSTON BLACKIE), former teen heartthrob John Ashley (BEACH BLANKET BINGO) and exotic-dancer-turned-Elvis-squeeze-turned-minister Beverly Powers (KISSIN' COUSINS, SPEEDWAY) star in this "brutal orgy of ghastly terror" – also known as ISLAND OF LIVING HORROR, JUNGLE FURY and BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND – now featuring a 4k scan from a recently discovered 35mm interpositive and presented absolutely uncut for the first time ever!
Special Features and Technical Specs: NEW 4K REMASTER OF THE FILM • Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman • Jungle Fury: Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero • Here Comes the Bride: Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman • Beverly Hills on Blood Island: Interview with Actress Beverly Powers a.k.a. Beverly Hills • Alternate BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND Title Sequence and JUNGLE FURY Title Card • Teaser Trailer • Trailer • Poster & Still Gallery • Reversible ISLAND OF LIVING HORROR Cover
Beast of Blood [Available ONLY in Box Set]:
Special Features and Technical Specs: NEW 4K REMASTER OF THE FILM • Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman • Celeste and the Beast: An Interview with Celeste Yarnall • Dr. Lorca's Blood Devils: Interview with Actor Eddie Garcia • Super 8 Digest Version • Trailer • Poster & Still Gallery
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