Tuesday, July 2, 2019

BLOOD PARADISE To Be Released on DVD/Blu-ray & VOD

BLOOD PARADISE To Be Released on DVD/Blu-ray & VOD
English-Language Swedish Horror/Comedy Available July 16 
 
Philadelphia, PA (July 2, 2019) – Summer holidays can be deadly in the entertainingly off kilter Blood Paradise. This English-language, filmed-in-Swedish horror-thriller from first-time producer-director Andréa Winter and Patrick von Barkenberg will be released on DVD, Blu-ray (with extras) and on a selection of VOD platforms.

 
Synopsis: Reeling after her latest novel flops, best-selling crime writer Robin Richards (Andréa Winter) is sent by her publisher to the Swedish countryside to regain inspiration. Instead of relaxation, she comes across an assortment of peculiar and possibly dangerous characters. The beautiful and stylish young woman soon discovers just how dangerous farm life can be. Think “Green Acres” as directed by Jordan Peele.
 





 
TitleBlood ParadiseDirector: Patrick von Barkenberg; Producer: Andréa Winter; Starring: Andréa Winter, Patrick von Barkenberg, Christer Cavallius, Rolf Brunnström, Martina Novak, Lars Brunnström; Country: Sweden, USA; Year: 2018; Running Time: 84 minutes; Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1; Language: English; Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1; DVD UPC: 851597006773;/Blu-ray UPC: 851597006797; SRP: $14.95 (DVD); $16.95 (Blu-ray)



“[AGonzo horror- thriller…undeniably sexy, weird and entertaining. – The Mercury News
Humorous as it is beautiful and one pretty creepy experience… – HorrorBuzz
Explosively erotic…an exciting and claustrophobic Gothic fun ride.” – Entertainment For A Living

Special DVD/Blu-ray Features:
  • Delete Scenes: Blood Sex Dream (2’); Fly (1’ 30”); Latex Dreams (2’ 30”); Tractor and Sheep (2’ 30”)
  • Music Videos: Dreamer by Baby Yoga (4’ 30”); You and Me by Baby Yaga (4’)
  
 
  

 

Friday, June 7, 2019

The Imaginary Artsploitation Films Catalog: # 1 - Pink Flamingos (1972, Director: John Waters)



The Imaginary Artsploitation Films Catalog: # 1 - Pink Flamingos (1972, Director: John Waters)

There is no better film for my first acquisition in the Imaginary Artsploitation Films Catalog than John Waters’ Pink Flamingos. This no-budget classic has all the elements of what makes a movie an artsploitation classic.

It has Controversy: An evil couple kidnaps young women, impregnates them with the sperm of a gay butler, then sells the babies to lesbian couples, and then uses the proceeds to peddle pornography and drugs to school children. There is Edie (Edith Massey), the undies-wearing, overweight, learning-disabled gal, who lives in a playpen and longs for gifts from the Egg Man. And of course, there is Divine gobbling up the warm fresh feces from a little doggie on the streets of Baltimore.

It has Violence: There is a mock trial lorded over by the vengeful transvestite Babs Johnson (Divine), which ends in the bloody executions of Raymond (David Lochary) and Connie Marble (Mink Stole), and along the way there is castration, house-burning and furniture-licking.

There is Weird Sex: Divine blows her own son Crackers (Danny Mills)  — “Do my balls Mamma!” Crackers has sex with a woman and an unwilling chicken, and the chicken pays the ultimate price.

But most of all it has Art: The film was a bracing antidote to the naïve peace-and-love world of the ‘60s. It displays a different America, one of depravity and moral turpitude, and is a strangely accurate prediction of today’s current Trumpian world. The film should be screened to all high school students — hell, grade school students. 

Raymond Murray

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

RONDO Pre-Order Sale on Amazon Prime

RONDO comes out on DVD from Artsploitation Films on June 4th but you can Pre-Order Today on Amazon Prime for the Guaranteed Pre-Order Sale Price of Only $7.99 




Twisted, kinky and violent, Rondo is a highly stylized pulp noir revenge/murder melodrama that relishes in the dark underbelly of civility. Troubled war vet Paul (Luke Sorge) is told by a psychiatrist that sex may be the solution to his dependency and drinking problems. She sends him to an apartment where he is to release his tensions by having sex with a beautiful young woman, all under the encouraging eyes of the woman’s husband. But deception is the name of the game as Paul and eventually his sister, are sucked into a bizarre criminal underworld where sex and murder are daily specials and revenge is served piping hot. Part black comedy, part slasher and part homage to the seedy films of 1970s grindhouse cinema, writer/director Drew Barnhardt has created a wholly unique American Indie.

Pre-Order RONDO on AMAZON PRIME 






Friday, May 17, 2019

A Pulpy World of Sex, Murder and Revenge Served Piping Hot in RONDO

Pulp-Drenched Rondo Out on DVD & VOD June 4th
Part Black Comedy, Part Slasher, Part Revenge Thriller. All Exploitation!

Paying homage to the grindhouse features of the 1960s & '70s, Drew Barnhardt's Rondo is a darkly sexual, craftily stylized and wildly entertaining crime and revenge melodrama. This film festival and critics favorite will come out on DVD and VOD June 4th.

 
“Twisted” - Bloody Disgusting
“A classic in the making” - Starburst Magazine
"A pulp novel come to life…thoroughly entertaining.” - Haddonfield Horror
“A modern day low-budget exploitation masterpiece.” -  Nightmarish Conjurings
"Amazingly blackly funny and extremely violent!" Beneath the Underground
Its sleaze is a class act." Eye For Eye
 
Synopsis: Paul, a troubled young veteran, is told by a psychiatrist that sex is the solution to his dependency and drinking problems. But things turns out otherwise as Paul and his sister are sucked into a criminal underworld where sex and murder are daily specials and revenge is served piping hot. 
 
TitleRondoDirector: Drew Barnhardt; Starring: Luke Sorge, Brenna Otts, Ketrick “Jazz” Copeland, Gena Shaw; Country: USA; Year: 2018; Running Time: 88 minutes; Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1; Language: English; Aspect Ratio:  1.77:1; UPC: 851597006759; SRP: $14.95

Special DVD Features:
  • Director’s Commentary
  • Delete Scenes
  • Selected music commentaries with composer Ryan Franks (27 min)
  • The artwork of Rondo (poster art and lobby cards set to music) (3 min)  


 
 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Slasher Partners with Horror Fuel for Upcoming Android & iOS App

Slasher Partners with Horror Fuel  for Upcoming Android & iOS App


For Immediate Release:

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May13, 2019 -- SLASHER is teaming with HORROR FUEL to ignite the upcoming SLASHER mobile app with news stories from across the genre.  It's the goal of SLASHER to create a one stop horror experience that will make it easier for horror fans and professionals to find what they’re looking for. Damon Della Greca, Slasher Founder – “Horror Fuel creates terrific content and they’re fans just like I am.  It made sense to reach out to Kelli and ask if she’d like to have Horror Fuel included as one of our content partners. I’m so excited to have them on Slasher!”

Kelli Marchman McNeely,  Horror Fuel Co-Owner and Writer - " Horror Fuel is excited to announce their partnership with SLASHER to deliver the latest in horror news, reviews, interviews, and more. As always, our mission is to keep horror fans informed, as well as continue to build a relationship with the horror community. We couldn't agree more with SLASHER's philosophy that horror should be presented just as it is and not watered down or edited like it is many social platforms. We look forward to working with SLASHER and its creator Damon Della Greca. Visit HorrorFuel.com for regular updates on the app's status."

HORROR FUEL embodies everything a horror app could want in a partner - an excellent knowledge of the genre, a strong relationship with the community, and they’re passionate.  This partnership with HORROR FUEL is just tip of the machete, as SLASHER will be slashing even deeper in the weeks ahead.

 
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Damon Della Greca
pr@slasher.tv

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Latvian Thriller Firstborn Is Released on DVD and VOD

Latvian Thriller Firstborn Is Released on DVD and VOD
A Penetrating Tale of Masculinity and Revenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2019 

Artsploitation Films announces the DVD and Digital release of the Lavian thriller Firstborn directed by Aik Karapetian (The Man in the Orange Jacket). The film is a subtle and quietly devastating thriller about a man whose masculinity is put in question by his wife after his feeble reaction to a mugging. He then feels compelled to exact revenge on his attacker. 
 
"A mean, menacing undercurrent slithers through Firstborn.  It's not easily dismissed...a rather shattering drama, wrapped in the clothing of a very tense, slow-boiling thriller." - Screen Anarchy
 


Firstborn on DVD: Amazon
Firstborn on VOD: Amazon Prime Video and
 FandangoNow
 VUDU    
 XBox
 YouTube/Google


Firstborn; Director: Aik Karapetian; Country: Lavia; Year: 2017; Running Time: 90 minutes; Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1; Language: Latvian with English subtitles; Aspect Ratio:  2.39:1UPC: 851597006698; SRP:$9.99




Synopsis:

An intense yet coolly observed psychological thriller from Latvian director Aik Karapetian (The Man in the Orange Jacket). Francis is a meek middle-aged architect trapped in an unhappy with his younger wife Katrina. After a party, the childless couple are robbed by a thuggish young motorcyclist. Disappointed by her husband's feeble reaction to the attacker, their relationship further deteriorates. The bespectacled Francis, his long dormant masculinity now ignited, seeks and finally confronts the man, an encounter which ends in the accidental death of the thief.  The violent outcome seems to bring the two together and the wife soon becomes pregnant. But when a menacing blackmailer enters the picture, Francis now must fight for his very manhood. A mesmerizing and unnerving tale.

Monday, April 29, 2019

VOD.com Now Featuring Artsploitation Films Most Provocative Titles

VOD.com Now Featuring Artsploitation Films Most Provocative Titles

For Immediate Release:

Artsploitation Films has teamed with VOD.com to feature some of the most provocative titles ever released.  VOD.com has a unique format that allows fans to purchase "by the minute" packages or even just clips from their favorite movies. Vampyres, Meat, Hemel, Clip, Exhibition, and Chasing The Muse are now available on VOD.com!     

NOW SHOWING:
Vampyres 

In 1974, an English horror film titled VAMPYRES, written and directed by José Ramón Larraz Gil , premiered to an unsuspecting world. Soon, it became a cult horror sensation because of its sensuality, its gruesomeness and its twisted atmosphere. This new version keeps those graphic elements and the twisted atmosphere, but includes more action, more horror and more gore in telling the story of two vamps that “live” in a dark manor where they bring men with the promise of sex orgies that ultimately become blood orgies.

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About Artsploitation Films 
Unlike most film distribution companies, the name of our company describes the kinds of films we are looking to distribute. Artsploitation connotes – to me anyway – that perfect blend of genre/exploitation films with traditional art cinema. We are far from a horror film distributor – that’s too easy! We look for odd, challenging, fun, even difficult films – some are more art than genre and others are just genre fun but they all share in common an approach to filmmaking that we love.

About VOD.com
www.vod.com is a website with a vastly growing library of educational and entertaining movies - with daily new releases! Watch any of our movies at any time from any location. You simply choose a www.vod.com time package to get the number of minutes you want to watch all or parts of tons of movies.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

BigStarTV Partners with Artsploitation Films

BigStarTV Partners with Artsploitation Films

For Immediate Release:

BigStarTV is now home to some of your favorite independent and international movies from Artsploitation Films.  BigStarTV's top quality VOD services make it the perfect place to view movies like Red Christmas, The Anatomy of Monsters, Clip, Der Bunker, Counter Clockwise, Horsehead, Vanishing Waves, Horror Stories, The Summer House, Fever, Meat and many others.  

In addition, Artsploitation's new release MOLLY can also be streamed for FREE on BigStarTV right now.   Molly is described as Mad Max meets Turbo Kid in an electrifying and imaginative tale of one young woman’s determined struggle to survive in an inhospitable world. In a barren landscape ravished by war, Molly, a super-powered young woman, roams the violent post-apocalyptic landscape, armed only with a bow and arrow, to confront the dangers around her. When a sadistic ringmaster who run an underground fight club hears of her supernatural abilities he sends his sociopathic marauders to capture her and make her a star attraction in his cage fights to the death.

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About Artsploitation Films

International Films with an Edge
Unlike most film distribution companies, the name of our company describes the kinds of films we are looking to distribute. Artsploitation connotes – to me anyway – that perfect blend of genre/exploitation films with traditional art cinema. We are far from a horror film distributor – that’s too easy! We look for odd, challenging, fun, even difficult films – some are more art than genre and others are just genre fun but they all share in common an approach to filmmaking that we love.

So be they international thrillers, blood-spurting horror, art house dramas or just plain weird and wonderful, they are all part of the Artsploitation Films family. You may not like all of what we present but we hope you’ll be at least be intrigued into watching one of our offerings.– Raymond Murray, President

Sunday, January 27, 2019

NSFW Pictures of Luciferina



Argentinean Gonzalo Calzada directs a visually explosive film where religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil spectacularly collide. Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of mystical plant. There, instead of pleasure, they find a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and for the nun herself, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.




Sunday, January 6, 2019

Philadelphia’s Own Distribution Company – Artsploitation Films Offers Best In Foreign Movies

Philadelphia’s Own Distribution Company, 

Artsploitation Films Offers Best In Foreign Movies



The Philadelphia based movie distribution company ARTSPLOITATION FILMS is doing amazing things!  You wouldn’t think much of this little building on North Hancock, but they are offering the BEST foreign movies in the world right now.



Unlike most film distribution companies, the name of our company describes the kinds of films we are looking to distribute. Artsploitation connotes – to me anyway – that perfect blend of genre/exploitation films with traditional art cinema. We are far from a horror film distributor – that’s too easy! We look for odd, challenging, fun, even difficult films – some are more art than genre and others are just genre fun but they all share in common an approach to filmmaking that we love.

So be they international thrillers, blood-spurting horror, art house dramas or just plain weird and wonderful, they are all part of the Artsploitation Films family. You may not like all of what we present but we hope you’ll be at least be intrigued into watching one of our offerings.– Raymond Murray, President


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Artsploitation Gallery of 300+ Pictures on Pinterest


Artsploitation on PINTEREST had just updated it's Gallery with Exclusive Pictures from CHRISTMAS BLOOD and SNOWFLAKE. 




10kbullets: SNOWFLAKE is a Modern-Day Grimm Fairy Tale…But More Sinister!

“Snowflake takes all the Grimm Fairy Tales familiar elements and turns them on their head. Without a doubt, this film’s strongest asset is its inventive premise. Characters destinies are constantly being altered by an author who is composing a screenplay as the story unfolds. And this gives the film an anything can happen vibe that greatly works to its advantage. From a production standpoint, there is not an area where this film does not deliver and then some. The well-constructed narrative moves along at a brisk moment and there is rarely a moment to your breath. The characters are well-defined and their motivations are never in doubt. Performance wise the cast are all very good in their respective roles. Ultimately, Snowflake is a modern-day return to Fairy Tales with a more sinister tone.” – 10kbullets 


“Hyper-stylish what-the-fuck filmmaking” FilmPhreak Says of SNOWFLAKE

In the tonal vein of Guy Ritchie or Quentin Tarantino, Germany’s Snowflake brings an ensemble of insanity to the viewer. It channels multiple plotlines in a hyper-stylish what-the-fuck of filmmaking. It does a little reality bending, too, going meta with the first oddball story it introduces. Both crime and horror violence share screen time with the film’s sense of humor, the blood and chuckles frequently overlapping, The eclectic ensemble of plots and people and textures is an embarrassment of riches. Snowflake knows how to navigate around its maze of meta mind-fuckery. It ably keeps the viewer on its toes and in suspense rather than confused and befuddled. – FilmPhreak


HorrorGeekLife: CHRISTMAS BLOOD a “bloody sleigh ride.”

Christmas Blood delivers the jolly goods. The setting is beautiful…[and] gory enough to suffice the thirst of horror fans. Christmas Blood was an enjoyable, bloody sleigh ride that will make a great addition to your holiday-horror binge-fests.” – HorrorGeekLife 


SNOWFLAKE Is “One of the Best Movies of the Year” – Cinema365

“A genre-bending, boundary-pushing mash-up that is as unique and totally original a movie you’ll see this year and maybe this decade. This is the kind of movie that Quentin Tarantino would love. The performances are solid throughout. The humor here is biting and sometimes jarring and even whimsical and the action is well-staged. This is easily one of the best films of the year and one I would recommend to any film lover anywhere.” – Cinema365




Christmas Blood is the Love Child of Se7en, Halloween and Black Christmas

Christmas Blood feels like Se7enHalloween, and Black Christmas had a love child that was raised in the bleakest region of Norway.  The movie feels like a cold snowy night and that is perfect. There is plenty to like about this movie. …would I recommend this movie? You bet your jingle bells I would! – TennesseeHorror





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