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Old 09-18-2014, 11:05 PM   #1
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Releases:
  1. EP-001 - Some Call It Loving - July 14, 2015
  2. EP-002 - The American Dreamer - September 22, 2015
  3. EP-003 - Catch My Soul - November 22, 2015
  4. Loose Ends - 2015
  5. Sweet Sweetbacks's Badassss Song - 2015
  6. Coonskin - 2015
  7. Story of a Three Day's Pass - 2016
  8. Don't Play Us Cheap - 2016

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IMPORTANT NEWS:

In early 2015, the creators of Vinegar Syndrome will be launching Etiquette Pictures, a new home video label. Whereas Vinegar Syndrome is focused on preserving and releasing all forms of exploitation and forgotten weird cinema, Etiquette Pictures will be devoted to the preservation and distribution of unique, offbeat, and significant experimental films, documentaries and independent features, as well as some contemporary works. As with Vinegar Syndrome, the sole condition of the selected titles is that they must have been shot on and restored from film elements.

Among the titles Etiquette Pictures has secured for 2015 are James M. Harris' bizarre adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, SOME CALL IT LOVING, David Burton Morris' Minneapolis shot drama, LOOSE ENDS, and a collection of the short films and features of Jon Moritsugu.

However, Etiquette’s debut release will be Lawrence Schiller and L. M. Kit Carson's 1971 documentary masterpiece, THE AMERICAN DREAMER, which chronicles the production of Dennis Hopper's THE LAST MOVIE. Presented in partnership with and with proceeds benefiting The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, to help further preserve their cinema archive.

While specifics are still being worked out, Etiquette’s inaugural release is scheduled for January 2015. Titles will be released initially as limited special-edition Blu-ray/DVD combo packs, exclusively available through the Etiquette Pictures website and select retailers. After the initial run sells out, titles will be re-pressed in a general release version and sold through all major retailers.

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Old 09-18-2014, 11:12 PM   #2
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Old 09-19-2014, 02:34 PM   #3
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Serious question. Shouldn't this be posted in the Vinegar Syndrome thread? Do we really want to start a precedent of having a thread for every sub-label?
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Serious question. Shouldn't this be posted in the Vinegar Syndrome thread? Do we really want to start a precedent of having a thread for every sub-label?
No, I'd say it deserves to be separated since Vinegar is known for certain types of movies, and they're specifically making this new sub-label to make distinctions from those.
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Serious question. Shouldn't this be posted in the Vinegar Syndrome thread? Do we really want to start a precedent of having a thread for every sub-label?
I already posted it in there yesterday. But I would like a separate thread as well as this new label sounds fantastic, especially when the first release is The American Dreamer on blu-ray.
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Old 09-21-2014, 01:20 PM   #6
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No, I'd say it deserves to be separated since Vinegar is known for certain types of movies, and they're specifically making this new sub-label to make distinctions from those.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:07 PM   #7
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This is great news for people who are into documentaries, etc. and even better news for someone like me who is a fan of vintage Horror, Exploitation and Porn and is in the process of collecting every Vinegar Syndrome title.

I love a good documentary now and then, but the obsessive collector in me would have trouble reconciling the constant blind purchasing of multiple releases of this sort.
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THE AMERICAN DREAMER is currently being rescanned on our "newish" scanner specifically designed to scan dense prints. We're scanning four separate 16mm prints, from which we'll edit together the most complete and best looking master possible.

Due to the rescan, the release will be pushed back until mid 2015. SOME CALL IT LOVING will now be EP-001.

More launch info and additional titles to be announced soon! Thanks for being patient. Good film preservation takes time


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Old 12-13-2014, 09:38 PM   #9
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This is cool news, like the pics of the equipment.
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No, I'd say it deserves to be separated since Vinegar is known for certain types of movies, and they're specifically making this new sub-label to make distinctions from those.
Honestly, Vinegar Syndrome should be split into 2: Classic Horror and Vintage Porn.
If sales are good for Arrow Video's Sullivan's Travels then we might get a boxed set of Preston Sturges films from Arrow!
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SOME CALL IT LOVING Blu-ray/DVD release date is set for July 14th!

It's taken a little longer than expected to get Etiquette Pictures launched, but it will be well worth the wait. We'll be churning out quality releases of unique & offbeat arthouse, experimental & independent gems for years to come!

We're EXTREMELY excited to announce a few marque titles that we just secured. Look for that announcement to come next week.


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Old 03-31-2015, 11:21 PM   #12
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Already posted in the Vinegar Syndrome thread, but this press release covers both labels:

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Etiquette Pictures / Vinegar Syndrome Announce Partnership with Xenon Pictures.

3/31/2015 - For Immediate Release:

Vinegar Syndrome and Etiquette Pictures, in partnership with Xenon Pictures, are proud to announce that they will be bringing three of the most culturally significant and controversial films of the 1970s to Blu-ray for the very first time.

Melvin Van Peebles 1971 underground masterpiece, SWEET SWEETBACKS'S BADASSSS SONG and Ralph Bakshi's visually stunning and controversial 1975 film COONSKIN will be making their US Blu-ray debuts, newly restored from their 35mm negatives. Both films will be released through Etiquette Pictures, the sister company of acclaimed genre film distributors, Vinegar Syndrome. Rudy Ray Moore's seminal blaxploitation classic, DOLEMITE (1975) will also be making its Blu-ray debut from Vinegar Syndrome, newly restored from rare 35mm vault materials. In addition to SWEETBACK, Etiquette Pictures will be releasing two other early works from Van Peebles, his 1967 debut feature, STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS and his 1973 musical, DON'T PLAY US CHEAP. All releases will be done in partnership with Xenon Pictures, which has established itself as the leader in releasing independent and avant-garde African American cinema of the 1970s.

Etiquette Pictures and Vinegar Syndrome co-founder Joe Rubin said of the upcoming releases: "It's an honor to have the opportunity to preserve these incredible films from three of the most unique and uncompromising American auteurs of the past half century. Few of their contemporaries left a greater mark on the underground and independent film scene of the time than Van Peebles, Bakshi, and Moore."

Stephen Houden, Chief Operating Officer at Xenon is also looking forward to the releases, saying “We're very happy to have joined forces with Etiquette Pictures and Vinegar Syndrome. They share our love for the work of these visionary filmmakers and high regard for preserving these incredible and important films.”

SWEETBACK and COONSKIN are scheduled for Blu-ray and DVD release by Etiquette Pictures in late 2015, with DOLEMITE (VS), THREE DAY PASS (EP), and DON'T PLAY US CHEAP (EP) following in early 2016. Additional collaborations between Xenon, Etiquette Pictures and Vinegar Syndrome are planned for 2016.

Vinegar Syndrome was founded in 2012 by film archivists Joe Rubin and Ryan Emerson to preserve and release genre films, independent features and drive-in classics. In just over two years, VS has restored and released over 100 feature films on Blu-ray and DVD and has won international praise for their restorations of lost and forgotten works of genre cinema. In 2015, Rubin and Emerson formed a sister label to Vinegar Syndrome, Etiquette Pictures, to preserve and distribute significant and forgotten arthouse, experimental and underground cinema. Etiquette's first release will be James B. Harris' SOME CALL IT LOVING (1973) followed by Lawrence Schiller and L.M. Kit Carson's THE AMERICAN DREAMER (1971). - contact: joe@vinsyn.com for more information.

Founded in 1986, Xenon Pictures, Inc. is recognized in the U.S. home entertainment marketplace for creating the first significant labels focused on the Black audience market. In developing the label, Xenon forged relationships with some of the most revolutionary independent film pioneers: Melvin Van Peebles, Rudy Ray Moore, Jamaa Fanaka, Ralph Bakshi and Perry Henzell to name just a few, and sought out films that are not only commercial, but that were truly groundbreaking and have maintained their appeal for decades. Xenon's most recent film project, "Straight Outta Compton" (the story of the Gangster Rap group NWA) is releasing in August through Universal.
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Vinegar Syndrome's Etiquette Pictures has detailed its second Blu-ray release of directors Lawrence Schiller and L.M. Kit Carson's The American Dreamer (1971), starring Dennis Hopper and L.M. Kit Carson. The release will be available for purchase on September 22.

Synopsis: The wild, unexpected success of Easy Rider ushered in what is now seen as one of the most significant turning points in film history, making pathologically rebellious Dennis Hopper an unlikely King Of Hollywood for a day. Hopper's follow-up work, The Last Movie, a deeply personal, but ultimately disastrous, meditation on the meaning of cinema, found Hopper drifting further and further into foolishness. Captured by co-directors Lawrence Schiller and L.M. Kit Carson, The American Dreamer is a multi-faceted document of the life and mind of one of the 20th century's great cinematic voices at the peak of his artistic and commercial success. Shifting between being an insightful document of a complex artist in the midst of his creative process and a self-reflective exploration and explosion of vérité filmmaking tropes, The American Dreamer is a mesmerizing journey into the private world of one of Hollywood's most hypnotic directors/stars. Fortuitously timed, fantastically made, and virtually unseen, The American Dreamer is the great 70s film documentary you always wished existed.

Etiquette Pictures, in partnership with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, brings this forgotten masterpiece to home video for the very first time in a new, Director approved 2k restoration, painstakingly reconstructed from four 16mm prints housed in the Walker Art Center s Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection. Major support to preserve, digitize, and present this film and the entire Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection is generously provided by the Bentson Foundation.

Specs and Special Features:
Scanned & Restored in 2K from 16mm Vault Elements
"Fighting Against the Wind" 30 minute Making-of Featurette
"A Long Way Home" 7 minute Preservation Featurette
Extensive Photograph Gallery
Booklet & Essay by Chris Poggiali
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Picked up Some Call It Loving. Such a strange and dreamy film, although at the same time, there are elements in it that are familiar to some of the softcore porn films of the 70s and Metzger stuff, narratively. People go all ga-ga and hysterical over Fifty Shades of Whatever nowadays and I always hear people say we're less "hung up" now about sex than we used to be, but I'm not sure I agree. There's always a "look how shocking we're being" attitude to films about sex today that just aren't present in "sex films" of the 70s, which treat some of the weirdest fetishes almost matter of factly.

Not that Some Call It Loving is explicitly a "sex film". There are a couple of scenes with nudity but few if any "actual" sex scenes. It's more about the fetish of role playing.

Zalman King has a strange presence as Robert Troy. On one level he has this boyish naivete about him with his shaggy hair and longing gazes but he's got a creepiness about him too, especially when he smiles, which admittedly, doesn't happen often in the film. He looks like sort of a stalkerish version of Emilio Estevez.

[Show spoiler]Although I understand that Troy was dismayed by Jennifer's attachment to Scarlett and the mansion, I'm still not exactly sure why he felt he needed to put her back to sleep, instead of just letting her become a member of his "family". Then again, judging by the ending, it really did seem like Troy, now as a barker in his own carnival, had already decided to abandon the enclosed life he used to live in and this new occupation is something closer to resembling "normalcy" for him and he probably decided that Jennifer wouldn't be able to follow him to a world of "normalcy" and maybe in fact would be happier while asleep when he went back into the "real world." Any other theories?
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Anyone pick this up yet?
Ya, I got THE AMERICAN DREAMER. Pretty boring overall, with lots of uninteresting conversations or monologues to the camera, but it is a time capsule of the period so it does have some value. Unfortunately, Hopper is simply not that interesting a character, and although he's not really supposed to be a "character" as this is a documentary, there's just not that much of interest here. Unless you are a Hopper super-fan and want to see his naked butt and hear him or his banal friends babble on about nonsense for 80 minutes, this is really just a super-rare curio to put alongside your DVD of THE LAST MOVIE (oops, that doesn't exist!)

I did like some era footage of Los Angeles and some peripheral moments (like a wannabe actress hitting him up for work) so it's worth a watch for little moments here and there. But it seems like Hopper was more interested in just hanging out with insipid friends, getting drunk and drugged out and singing songs, than spending much time in the editing room to get THE LAST MOVIE done. And that actually makes it sound more interesting than it is! Sometimes making a documentary doesn't get you much of interest (as is the case here), whereas sometimes you accidentally get a gem. I don't fault the filmmakers, as they captured these moments fine - they just don't add up to much in this case. Best moment is Hopper saying that he's confident that THE LAST MOVIE will be well received , but if it isn't, he can always sleep on a friend's couch.

The print is 1.33:1 and grainy - perfect for what it is. There are some extras, but I'm going to skip them as I feel the film itself is more like a behind-the-scenes extra already.
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Anyone know what this is as far as the title? I have no clue.
No idea either. The one Facebook guess so far on the filmmaker is Stanton Kaye (not a name I'm familiar with).
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No idea either. The one Facebook guess so far on the filmmaker is Stanton Kaye (not a name I'm familiar with).
Me neither. Thanks for that though.

I'm such a 70s film nut -- especially considering the gems EP unearths and because of the high quality they are -- that I plan on buying EP's entire catalog for the foreseeable future.

Thank God I did the Arrow Gold Backer thing -- with Vinegar Syndrome for horror and Etiquette for all the 70s stuff, I don't know what I'd do if I had to throw Arrow in the mix now too as far as laying down the cash for all I want.

And that's not even counting Criterion, the occasional Scream Factory release, etc.
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