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To tie into the release of our awesome The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection box set, DELIRIUM #14 dials back the clock to celebrate the late, great Empire Pictures and all the amazing movies from that era. Stuff like From Beyond, Re-Animator, Troll, Ghoulies, Eliminators, Terrorvision…the list is long and crazy awesome. These purposeful “B movies” were made with healthy budgets and solid production values, often with top drawer International talent behind and in front of the scenes. We’re super excited to be presenting this special, beautiful magazine – with 16 pages of Empire goodness inside – to all of you fellow fans who lovingly remember these fantastic films as fondly as we do.
Elsewhere in this mag, the great Gary Sherman muses on the making of his 1972 classic Death Line, Werner Herzog talks about his new films, Walter Hill talks about The Assignment, we have a look at HOUSE IV and so much more. Dig in! Get DELIRIUM and get delirious today!
Out of all the pictures Spanish exploitation maverick Jess Franco and Swiss producer Erwin C. Dietrich released, 1977’s SLAVES is perhaps the rarest and most sought after. The film (also known as SWEDISH NYMPHO SLAVES and DIE SKLAVINNEN) stars Franco’s wife and muse, the inimitable Lina Romay (MARQUISE DE SADE) in a rare villainous role as Madame Arminda, the owner a notorious high end brothel called The Pagoda, who oversees the kidnapping and sexual torture and humiliation of a young society girl (Martine Stedil, BARBED WIRE DOLLS). When the girl’s father pays the ransom but doesn’t get his daughter back, he and his nasty manservant (played by Franco himself!) raid The Pagoda and enslave Arminda, subjecting her to untold indignities while trying to find out what happened to his child.
As with all Franco/Dietrich productions, SLAVES packs a sleazy wallop but its grimy doses of sex and violence are juxtaposed by rich production values, gorgeous cinematography by Peter Baumgartner and lush music by Walter Baumgartner. Filled with a enough female nudity to fill 10 films and bolstered by Romay’s intense performance, SLAVES is classic piece of Franco-philia that needs to be seen and is presented here totally uncut (in its original German language with English subtitles) and digitally remastered from Dietrich’s own negative.
The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection Stunning new limited edition, numbered and signed Blu-ray box set celebrates the legacy of ‘80s genre film studio Empire Pictures
GET A FREE EMPIRE PICTURES 11×17 VARIANT ART POSTER IF YOU PRE-ORDER OVER THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 28th!
April 17th, 2017 – Full Moon (in collusion with Shout! Factory) are prepped to release The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection, a massive LIMITED EDITION collection (only 600 are being produced) featuring 18 films on 15 discs (14 Blu-ray and 1 DVD) packaged in a stunning, sturdy and elegant black collectors box adorned with a GOREgeous collage of original Empire poster art. Inside there will be an exclusive 24 page book with writing from Band, Empire of the B’s author Dave Jay and each set will be numbered and signed by Charles Band.
The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection ($250 US per unit) will be officially released on May 5th with a pre-sale going live on April 28th at www.FullMoonDirect.com. IF YOU PURCHASE DURING THE PRE-ORDER you’ll get a FREE 11×17 Signature Series poster with vintage and rare Empire Pictures variant poster art. These units will not be sold in stores and can only be purchased at www.FullMoonDirect.com. Select units will be available at fan conventions across the U.S. where the Full Moon crew is scheduled to appear and vend.
Before it comes out on Blu-ray and DVD (release date TBA), Full Moon’s Amazon channel will premiere EVIL BONG 666 ON 4/20!
The bong is BACK. Back from Hell, that is! Everyone’s favorite iconic and evil bong, Eebee, returns in the new, hellaciously dark comedy from Full Moon Features, and she’s bringing sexy demons, stoner creatures, and something too frightening to speak of until you see the movie.
When a brutal blood sacrifice opens up a portal to Hell, Eebee and the Ginger Dead Man are returned to Earth. The already evil Ginger Dead Man has been driven even more insane by his recent trip to Hell, and unless someone can stop his murderous cookie-cutting rampage, he will ruin Eebee’s latest plans for world domination.
March 28th, 2017 – Every horror and cult movie fan who came of age in the 1980s still speaks in hushed tones about the late, great Empire Pictures. Founded by producer and director Charles Band in 1983, the fabled studio and distributor was responsible for a tidal wave of amazing, imaginative and profitable horror, science fiction and fantasy films many of which have become definitive works and high water marks of their respective genres.
And though Band moved on in the early 1990s to form Full Moon Features – which is still operating successfully today – the wild movies he made during the Empire years continues to loom large.
Now, as a gift to the legion of rabid Empire fans out there, Band and Full Moon (in collusion with Shout! Factory) will release The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection, a massive LIMITED EDITION collection (only 600 are being produced) featuring 18 films on 15 discs packaged in a stunning, sturdy and elegant black collectors box adorned with a GOREgeous collage of original Empire poster art. Inside there will be an exclusive 24 page book with writing from Band, Empire of the B’s author Dave Jay and Delirium editor Chris Alexander. Each set will be numbered and signed by Charles Band.
The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection ($250 US per unit) will be officially released on May 5th with a pre-sale going live on April 28th at www.FullMoonDirect.com. These units will not be sold in stores and can only be purchased at www.FullMoonDirect.com. Select units will be available at fan conventions across the U.S. where the Full Moon crew is scheduled to appear and vend.
METALSTORM (3-D version)
Strap on HARD and TIGHT for the ultimate pleasure trip through LUST, SPACE and TIME! Watch as forbidden time travelers journey through history and the ‘Final Frontier’ of sexual pleasures. History has never been this NAUGHTY or this HOT in this trilogy of T&A TIME TRAVELERS.
SADDLE VIXENS: While travelling through a western ghost town, two lusty and beautiful women stumble upon a mirror that transports them to the ‘Old West’. When the girls are mistaken for prostitutes, the girls take advantage and get ALL their naughty parts explored. TIME LOVERS: In the future, Daria attempts to travel back to pre-revolutionary France to rescue her lover Leon who fell through a time portal. But it is no easy task as they travel though ancient Arabia, 1920’s gangland Chicago and eventually the FUTURE! It is lust through time! SPACE LUST: A male & female duo must travel through time and space to save their beloved time-traveling program. But their time machine has other plans! The travelers end up sharing more than ‘space’ with some of history’s most famous personalities.
Dr. Lorca, an eccentric collector of biological oddities, has just acquired his greatest specimen; a horrible mutant born of noxious waste… but the creature’s rightful owner wants it back. The collector’s clash is cut short though, as the sickening specimen comes to life, re-animating an angry, oozing little army of ferocious freaks.
Undersized, Undead and Angry.
Dracula. Frankenstein. The Werewolf. The Mummy. In an experiment of the maddest kind of science, these four classic monsters of film and literature are brought back to life…but something goes wrong. Though they look and act exactly as they you’d think they’d look, the creepy quartet emerge as half their normal size. Now, they’re three feet tall…and not happy at all.
From Full Moon founder, producer and director Charles Band, comes 1997’s THE CREEPS (aka DEFORMED MONSTERS), one of the studios most beloved and requested titles. Originally filmed and exhibited in 3D, this new Blu-ray is culled from the original negative and presented in a stunning anamorphic, 2D HD 1080p transfer, all the better to appreciate Adolfo (Stuart Gordon’s PIT AND THE PENDULUM) Bartoli’s rich 35mm cinematography and Gabe (FROM BEYOND, BASKET CASE 2) Bartalos’ amazing practical make-up FX.
RAVENWOLF TOWERS: THE SERIES:
The legendary RAVENWOLF TOWERS once home to Hollywood’s elite has fallen onto hard times. JAKE, a recently hired assistant manager is discovering that ‘The Towers’ dark corridors, decrepit interiors and locked rooms conceal many terrifying secrets: guests who disappear without a trace, Mad Doctors, Degenerate Monstrosities, Inbred Horrors, and an alluringly beautiful woman who may be a damsel in distress…or the most terrifying resident of the Ravenwolf Towers.
IN EPISODE 3: SECRETS IN THE WALLS:
Sensing a threat to her family and her secret plans, the mysterious and beautiful Matriarch, Mary La Velle, orders the sinister Dr. Lorca to uncover the truth behind one of the Ravenwolf’s newest tenants, Vampire Hunter and Psychic Investigator Ivan Ivanov. Lorca, in turn, hires a local Detective, the quick-witted no-nonsense Shona Baltimore, who quickly discovers more than she ever wanted to know not only about the Vampire Hunter Ivanov, but also about Jake, who has his own secrets, about the supernaturally powerful Mary, and about Mary’s monstrous, murderous grandson Samson…
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Earth is no place for virgins…..The Virgin Hunters are back in the latest installment of the hit series that keeps on… going!
After the Sexual Liberation of Earth, Trina the Femalien was asked to return and educate the innocent masses in the ways of carnal pleasures. Accepting the role of Erotic Ambassador, Trina commands the newly formed Bureau of Virgin Affairs. With her two nubile assistants, she investigates emerging sexual behavior: the more deviant, the better. Also, she has a magic bed that lets you see people doing it. With a house full of advanced alien sex toys and a pair of underlings who like to get under things (like each other), it should come as no surprise that Trina has got a big job on her very sticky hands. So, strap in and strap on for a steamy all-girl adventure! A horny humanity hangs in the balance!