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Old 10-20-2016, 08:57 PM   #1
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"The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) is excited to announce its initial slate of theatrical and home video releases in collaboration with Seattle's Something Weird. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, AGFA purchased a 4K film scanner to create new digital transfers of titles from the Something Weird library. AGFA will begin distributing their new transfers theatrically and on home video in the summer of 2017.

Each home video release will feature a main title, a "b-side" bonus feature, and trailers and shorts from the Something Weird archive. Select releases will include interviews and commentary tracks with Something Weird’s Lisa Petrucci, filmmaker Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE, FRANKENHOOKER), filmmakers involved with the movies, and more surprises along the way. Mike Vraney founded Something Weird in 1990. Sadly, he passed away in 2014 after a long, heroic battle with lung cancer. Legendary exploitation warlock David F. Friedman deemed Vraney "the forty-first thief," which was the ultimate compliment to this exploiteer, who dedicated his life to unearthing and preserving the most radically insane exploitation and horror movies of all time.

AGFA has partnered with Something Weird’s Lisa Petrucci, Mike Vraney’s widow and partner, to redistribute titles from the massive 35mm film collection.

"Our mission hasn't changed, it has evolved," says AGFA Director Joe Ziemba, "AGFA will always be dedicated to preserving and sharing 35mm film prints. But by scanning these fragile elements and distributing them as new digital transfers, we are making the movies even more accessible than ever. At the same time, we are helping Lisa Petrucci of Something Weird ensure that Mike Vraney's legacy will continue to grow."

Read about the first wave of releases:

THE ZODIAC KILLER
Made in hopes of capturing the real-life Zodiac Killer, but the plan didn’t work. Instead, we got the most outrageous and compelling "tabloid horror" vortex in the history of the universe. Paired with ANOTHER SON OF SAM, a lo-fi proto-slasher that has nothing to do with Son of Sam, let alone another Son of Sam.

THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP
If FRANKENSTEIN was re-imagined by Kenneth Anger as a softcore body-horror epic with a monster who plays guitar, it still wouldn't be as wild as this legendary Argentinian mind-melter. Paired with ROOM OF CHAINS, a sick-o-delic black mass perversion party from the foothills of France.

POT! PARENTS! POLICE!
This is an After School Special gone bad about a teenager's slow descent into weed-fueled mania. FYI, this was the first -- and last -- movie made to play exclusively at Jerry Lewis's chain of theaters in the 1970s. Paired with THE DEVIL’S JOINT, a bizarro anti-weed documentary that was definitely made by art school drop-outs.

FLESHPOT ON 42ND STREET
A gender-bending NYC smut-opera and accidental masterpiece, and also the greatest film from infamous no-budget wildman Andy Milligan. Paired with GURU, THE MAD MONK, Milligan's unhinged, DARK SHADOWS-inspired gore opera.

SATANIS, THE DEVIL'S MASS
Unseen and unbelievable cinéma vérité expose on Anton Levay, America's favorite leader of the Church of Satan. Paired with VOODOO BLACK EXORCIST, a grunge-horror mind-blast from Spain that is as good as it sounds.

SHE MOB
The greatest girl gang sexploitation gutter-epic that John Waters never made. Filmed in Texas, where life is cheap! Paired with HOTTER AFTER DARK, a gutter-noir private eye sex-party that was filmed in Florida, where life is cheaper!

Future releases include:

AROUSED paired with FLY NOW, PAY LATER
THE ELECTRIC CHAIR paired with THE GUY FROM HARLEM
THE GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS paired with THE LEGEND OF BIGFOOT
LOVE AFTER DEATH paired with SEX ON THE GROOVE TUBE
THE LOVE FEAST paired with NECROMANIA
THE MONSTER AT CAMP SUNSHINE paired with PROFESSOR LUST
SATAN’S CHILDREN paired with THINGS TO COME
TALES OF A SALESMAN paired with VOICES OF DESIRE
THE VIOLENT YEARS paired with ANATOMY OF A PSYCHO"
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Old 10-20-2016, 08:59 PM   #2
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I wonder if VS will be the ones to distribute these? They've put out a couple of AFGA titles on DVD.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:26 PM   #3
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I wonder if VS will be the ones to distribute these? They've put out a couple of AFGA titles on DVD.
That won't be happening, for a variety of reasons.

I would imagine these will go out either through Drafthouse or a separate AGFA line through MVD, but that's pure supposition.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:57 PM   #4
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Some good titles there, but I'd have preferred an OLGA double-bill.
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One of my friends used to have the entire Something Weird catalog on DVD. He's since upgraded to Blu-Ray, so I'll have to point this out to him...
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Code Red already has "The Electric Chair" coming out on Blu.
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Old 10-21-2016, 01:13 AM   #7
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Great to see another 70s bigfoot-related title coming. I'm just waiting on Bigfoot: Man or Beast?, The Legend of Boggy Creek, Mysterious Monsters and Manbeast: Myth or Monster? now (I know Synapse are working on Creature from Black Lake). To be honest, for a couple of these I'd probably just take nice legit DVDs like VS' In Search of Bigfoot. I'd say Boggy Creek and Mysterious Monsters probably have the best chance of making it to Blu.
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Code Red already has "The Electric Chair" coming out on Blu.
AGFA/SWV's is a different version.
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The film that captures my interest most of this announcement is Voodoo Black Exorcist (1974).
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I would imagine these will go out either through Drafthouse or a separate AGFA line through MVD, but that's pure supposition.
The AGFA/SW kickstarter did say this:
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AGFA will partner with Drafthouse Films -- the distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse -- to share these movies in theaters, on home video, and on VOD platforms.
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This is great news.

I have been watching Reel Wild Cinema with Sandra Bernhard on Something Weird’s youtube channel. This was a fun series and it showcased a lot of SW’s library of films.

I have a nice stack of SW dvds, but I’ll upgrade when the right titles come out.

Hoping for blu upgrades the Touch of her Flesh Trilogy and possibly Sin in the Suburbs and the Swap.
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I believe that SIN IN THE SUBURBS (which stars Audrey "OLGA" Campbell) will be coming from the label that's releasing a bunch of Joe Sarno films on BD.
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I believe that SIN IN THE SUBURBS (which stars Audrey "OLGA" Campbell) will be coming from the label that's releasing a bunch of Joe Sarno films on BD.
Correct.
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Joe Ziemba talking about AGFA's scan of late 70s Bruceploitation "The Dragon Lives Again". Could they release this or are the characters (Popeye, James Bond) too much copyright trouble?

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From Twitter:
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Recording the ZODIAC KILLER commentary track! L to R: Sebastian, @JosephAZiemba , Tom Hanson (director), Manny Nedwick (writer, actor).
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Its been a rough couple of days. But next year, we'll release BAT ***** w/ @swvonline on Blu and theatrically. Hope that helps a little.
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Just for (deeply disturbed) laughs, I want to see a 4K transfer of "Fun in Balloon Land" come out of this experiment.
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Today, we finished designing the Blu-ray artwork for THE ZODIAC KILLER, our 1st release in collab w/ @swvonline. It was a good day.
They didn't post a picture, I wonder how it'll look.

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I wonder when they'll be released on Blu
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AGFA partners with Arrow Films, Severin Films, and Vinegar Syndrome on theatrical distribution
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Something Weird owns the rights to Bummer! (1973). I'd love to see that one come to Blu.
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