Blackenstein, baby

 
När jag igår läste att Severin Films släpper blaxploitationfilmen Blackenstein den 30:e maj så skrek jag nästan av glädje. Ok, inte nästan. Med båda Blacula redan i samlingen var det här ett efterlängtat släpp och blir ett underbart tillskott i samlingen. Det här skriver Severin om släppet:
 
You may have heard of this infamous Blaxploitation/Horror hybrid, but the real story is even more bizarre: In 1973, criminal-lawyer-turned-wannabe-monster-movie-mogul Frank R. Saletri wrote and produced this grindhouse hit about a Black soldier mortally wounded in Vietnam transformed into a rampaging monster by an L.A. mad scientist. Almost a decade later, Saletri himself would be murdered gangland-style in a crime that remains debated – and unsolved – to this day. John Hart (TV’s “The Lone Ranger”), ‘40s Hollywood starlet Andrea King (THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS) and even former mob moll/stripper Liz Renay (DESPERATE LIVING) star in this jaw-dropper directed by William A. Levey (THE HAPPY HOOKER GOES TO WASHINGTON), now restored with all-new Special Features that spotlight the entire twisted saga!
 
Extramaterialet består av:
 
- Theatrical Release Version (78 Mins.) and Video Release Version (87 Mins.)
- Monster Kid: Interview with Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri’s Sister, June Kirk
- Archive News Broadcast On The Murder Of Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri
- Producers / Directors / Actors Ken Osborne And Robert Dix Remember Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri
- Bill Created Blackenstein: Interview With Creature Designer Bill Munns
- Theatrical Trailer
 
Om man dessutom köper från Severins hemsida får man med en t-shirt! Bilden nedan är bara en så kallad mock-up, så t-shirten kan komma att se annorlunda ut.
 
 
Förbeställd.
Andrea King - Bill Munns - Blackenstein - Blacula - Blaxploitation - Frank R. Saletri - Ken Osborne - Ken Osborne - Severin Films - The Beast With Five Fingers - The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington - The Lone Ranger - William A. Levey