New Titles Available for February from Severin and Intervision

Here are the new updates for Severin and Intervision, two labels helping to get Euro Horror to the masses one DVD at a time. Having been a huge fan of the first volume in the Definitive Video Nasty series, it’s a pleasure to see Severin get on the sequel so quickly (the first one took a bit more time to come out in the states).

On the other side of the coin we have Bruno Mattei doing zombie movies! This complements the recent Intervision releases of Mattei’s later cannibal endeavors.

Severin and Intervison February 2015 New ReleasesSeverin Films

Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2
3 Discs
Label: Severin Films

PRE-BOOK: 1/24/2015 STREET DATE: 02/10/2014 SRP: 29.98
UPC: 663390000496 Cat: SEV9496
Run Time: 840 Minutes Language: English Color
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1 Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Region 0
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Production Year: 2014
Directed by: Jake West and Marc Norris
Stars: Various

Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more by the sequel to the definitive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon – the most extraordinary and scandalous era in the history of British film. For the first time ever on DVD, all 82 films that fell foul of the Director of Public Prosecutions “Section 3” list are trailer-featured with specially filmed intros for each title, alongside director Jake West’s brand new documentary — VIDEO NASTIES: DRACONIAN DAYS.

DISC 1: Video Nasties: Draconian Days

The critically acclaimed follow-up documentary to VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP AND VIDEOTAPE from director Jake West and producer Marc Morris who continue to uncover the shocking story of home entertainment following the introduction of the 1984 Video Recordings Act. The UK was plunged into a new Dark Age of the most restrictive censorship, where the horror movie became the bloody eviscerated victim of continuing dread created by self-aggrandizing moral guardians, and the film charts the consequences of this, including subversive social culture that sprung up around it. With fascinating interviews and more jaw dropping archive footage, get ready to reflect and rejoice on the passing of a turbulent time.

DISC 2/3: The Section 3 List

Original trailers for all 82 titles that were designated under “Section 3” of the Obscene Publications Act by the Director of Public Prosecutions. These titles were liable for seizure and forfeiture by the police, removed from sale or hire and then destroyed; although they were not ultimately prosecuted. This amazing list was discovered whilst researching legal paperwork for the original VIDEO NASTIES: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE and finally clears up why so many additional titles were historically considered to be “Video Nasties”. Titles include: Blood Lust, Brutes and Savages, Cannibals, Dead Kids, Deep Red, Death Weekend, Demented, Eaten Alive, Headless Eyes, Hell Prison, Love Butcher, Mark of the Devil, Massacre Mansion, Savage Terror, Scream for Vengeance, Suicide Cult, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Xtro and Zombie Holocaust.

Special Features:

  • Fanzine Flashback – Image Gallery of 300 rare British Fanzine covers from 1985 – 1995
  • DPP 72 & 82 Slideshows – Image Gallery of banned video sleeves

IntervisionIsland Of The Living Dead
DVD
Label: Intervision Picture Corp

PRE-BOOK: NOW STREET DATE: 02/10/2015 SRP: 19.98 UPC: 663390000533 Cat: INT9533
Run Time: 96 Minutes Language: English
Color Widescreen 1.78:1 Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Region 0
Production Year: 2006
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Directed by: Bruno Mattei
Cast: Yvette Yzon, Gaetano Russo

Italian horror maestro Bruno Mattei — director of such infamous gut-munchers as MONDO CANNIBAL, HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD and IN THE LAND OF THE CANNIBALS — made his triumphant return to the zombie genre with his penultimate gorefest: When a boneheaded group of treasure hunters are shipwrecked near a deserted island, they’ll instead discover an undead nightmare of flesh chomping, skull blasting, absurd plotting, perplexing flamenco, and old-school levels of graphic zombie carnage. Yvette Yzon (ZOMBIES: THE BEGINNING), Gaetano Russo (CAGED WOMEN) and Jim Gaines (THE ONE-ARMED EXECUTIONER) star in this beloved Mattei jaw-dropper from the screenwriter of Fulci’s A CAT IN THE BRAIN, now presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America!

Special Feature:
Bungle in the Jungle

Zombie: The Beginning
DVD
Label: Intervision Picture Corp

PRE-BOOK: NOW STREET DATE: 02/10/2015
SRP: 19.98 UPC: 663390000540 Cat: INT9540
Run Time: 93 Minutes Language: English
Color Widescreen 1.78:1 Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Region 0
Production Year: 2007
Genre: Horror MPAA Rating: NR
Directed by: Bruno Mattei
Cast: Yvette Yzon, Alvin Anson, Diana Croyston

For his final film, the late sleaze maestro Bruno Mattei — notorious director of MONDO CANNIBAL, RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR and HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD — delivers his ultimate over-the-top masterpiece: In this insane rip-off of ALIENS, Mattei (aka “Vincent Dawn”) packs the screen with shredding flesh, munching guts, exploding heads, undead births, borrowed footage, stolen plots, zombie midgets and more. Yvette Yzon (ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD), Alvin Anson (THE GREAT RAID) and Diana Croyston (THE JAIL: THE WOMEN’S HELL) star in this mind-blowing mash-up from the producer of IN THE LAND OF THE CANNIBALS, now presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America!

Special Feature:
Zombies Genysis

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