Scorpion Releasing (new company that offers rare/obscure/campy flicks)

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  1. Marcel H.

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    There's a new US company called Scorpion Releasing that offers rare/obscure/campy flicks on DVD.

    Already available: SILENT SCREAM (1980)- Denny Harris - Review at the Beaver: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews47/silent_scream.htm
    CHEERLEADERS' WILD WEEKEND (1979)- Jeff Werner - Review at the Beaver: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews47/cheerleaders_wild_weekend.htm

    Coming on 01/26/2010:

    GOODBYE GEMINI (1970)- Alan Gibson
    DOCTOR DEATH, SEEKER OF SOULS (1972)- Edie Saeta

    Coming on 02/23/2010

    THE INTERNECINE PROJECT (1974)- Ken Hughes
    THE LAST GRENADE (1970)- Gordon Flemyng
    POWER PLAY (1978)- Martyn Burke
     
  2. Brent S

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    Notable for a cameo by Moe Howard, his final film appearance.
     
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    Hmm, more of them - better, but what about the quality of their transfers/presentation?
     
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    The DVD Beaver links that Marcel provided answer the question. I ordered Silent Scream. Looks like a fun company!
     
  5. GregoryMesh

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    Coming on 03/30/2010:
    GIRLY (aka MUMSY, NANNY, SONNY AND GIRLY) (1970) - Freddie Francis
    Coming on 04/27/2010:
    ANNA TO THE INFINITE POWER (1983) - Robert Wiemer
    OLD ENOUGH (1984) - Marisa Silver
    Coming on 05/31/2010:
    VOYAGER (1991) - Volker Schlöndorff
    No date set yet:
    BLACK RODEO (1972) - Jeff Kanew
    GIRL IN BLUE (aka U-TURN) (1974) - George Kaczender
    GREASER'S PALACE (1972) - Robert Downey Sr.
    HUMAN EXPERIMENTS (1980) - Gregory Goodell
    LEGACY (1972) - Karen Arthur
    SAY HELLO TO YESTERDAY (1971) - Alvin Rakoff
    SKATEBOARD: THE MOVIE (1978) - George Gage
    WHO? (aka ROBO MAN) (1973) - Jack Gold
     
  6. Brian Saur

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    Sounds like a neat company! I am interested in Who?(aka Robo Man) for sure. Any 70s era Elliot Gould I've not seen is a must.

    Also Human Experiments(prison movie with Linda Haynes), Girl in Blue, Old Enough & Anna to the Infinite Power sound interesting.

    Good to hear Greasers Palace will be back in print as well. And who's not a fan of the Allen Garfield classic Skateboard: The Movie?(just kidding).
     
  7. Jeff Swindoll

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    Do they not have a website?
     
  8. WaveCrest

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    Is Power Play the same film which was being released by Code Red? That was listed as coming soon, or had a release date on their website, and then it vanished.
    Would be nice if Scorpion Releasing could release Deadly Strangers (starring Hayley Mills), The Gemini Affair and Stepfather III on DVD.
     
  9. Mark Edward Heuck

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    Kind of a random list of requests there. Unfortunately, I don't think any of those are available to them - DEADLY STRANGERS should be controlled by Granada, THE GEMINI AFFAIR is owned by Matt Cimber but the negative is lost, and STEPFATHER III is owned lock and stock by Lionsgate.
    POWER PLAY is the same movie initially announced by Code Red. As mentioned at other message boards, Scorpion Releasing was founded by former Code Red personnel, and as part of a "divorce" settlement, some titles that had been planned for CR (like SILENT SCREAM and CHEERLEADERS' WILD WEEKEND) have come or will be coming out through Scorpion instead, such as POWER PLAY, THE INTERNECINE PROJECT, and THE FARMER.
     
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    Thank you for your reply. I didn't realise they were random suggestions. I just suggested some films I'd like to see released by Scorpion Releasing. And I don't post on a lot of film forums, so I didn't realise that Code Red had something to do with Scorpion Releasing.
     
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    A few other suggestions...

    Starcrash (1979)
    New Year's Evil (1981)
    The Caller (1987).
     
  12. Martin Welch

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    Isn't StarCrash a New World title? Maybe it's with the Shout Factory now?
     
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    STAR CRASH= New World, so Shout Factory might have the rights

    NEW YEARS EVIL and THE CALLER = MGM, so hopefully from their archieve program?
     
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    Apparently they do not have a web site.
     
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    That's odd in this day and age /img/vbsmilies/htf/confused.gif
     
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    The 30th anniversary of Starcrash has passed now, but I would still like to see it released on DVD.
    Another suggestion:
    Investigation of a Citizen Under Suspicion.
     
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    Hope it's ok, I've made a post on the IMDb on the forums for the films The Internecine Project and Power Play saying they are being released by Scorpion Releasing on 23rd February, and that the source of the information is Amazon.com and this thread on the Home Theater Forum.
     
  19. Stefan Andersson

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    Some release ideas:
    Freda´s DR HITCHOCK and THE GHOST
    THE GHOUL, Francis
    LEGEND OF THE WEREWOLF, Francis
    TIS A PITY SHES A WHORE, C Rampling
    ZULU DAWN
    GAME FOR VULTURES
    THE LONG DUEL
    IL LUNGHI GIORNI DELLA VENDETTA, G. Gemma, the X-Rated Kult DVD feat. short edit in 2.35 and long edit in 1.85 is OOP at Xploited Cinema
    KILLER FORCE/DIAMOND MERCENARIES
    Christopher Lee´s hospital movie (1974), dir. Sidney Hayers
    CARAVAN TO VACCARES
    THE DISPUTATION (1985, TV), Christopher Lee, Toyah Willcox
     
  20. walter o

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    ZULU DAWN is already out on DVD from Tango Ent.
     

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