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The Gruesome Twosome + Inferno on Blu-Ray

Arriving this week on Special Edition Blu-ray are “The Gruesome Twosome” and “Inferno” courtesy of Arrow Video.

“The Gruesome Twosome” is the 1967 Herschell Gordon Lewis horror-comedy starring Elizabeth Davis and Chris Martell.  If you are a fan this Florida set splatterfest, you will absolutely love what Arrow has put together. Aside from the High Definition transfer and a few bonus features, the vampire epic “A Taste of Blood” has been included.  Being a native Floridian, it’s always great to see locally produced horror (which is rare) get a treatment like this.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Bonus Feature! 1967’s A Taste of Blood
  • Introductions to the films by HG Lewis
  • Archive audio commentaries for both films by HG Lewis
  • Peaches Christ Flips Her Wig! San Francisco performer Peaches Christ on The Gruesome Twosome
  • It Came from Florida filmmaker Fred Olen Ray (Scalps, The Alien Dead) on Florida Filmmaking
  • HG Lewis vs. the Censors HG Lewis discusses some of the pitfalls of the blood-and-guts business including local censorship and angry moviegoers
  • Trailers and radio spot
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

Also arriving this week on Special Edition Blu-ray is Henri-Georges Clouzot’s “Inferno”.  This documentary sheds light on the abandoned 1964 film that was never able to recover from fights, complications and a heart attack suffered by the film’s director. The seemingly limitless budget couldn’t fix the issues that constantly plagued the production. Documentaries about the filmmaking process are usually quite fascinating and this one is considered by many one of the best.

 

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Lucy Mazdon on Henri-Georges Clouzot, the French cinema expert and academic talks at length about the films of Clouzot and the troubled production of Inferno
  • They Saw Inferno, a featurette including unseen material, providing further insight into the production of Inferno
  • Filmed Introduction by Serge Bromberg
  • Interview with Serge Bromberg
  • Stills gallery
  • Original trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Ginette Vincendeau

By: Marc Ferman