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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   R-T-C Tim

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Posted May 12 2008 - 07:55 AM

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I was surprised not to find a dedicated thread on this company, probably one of the best independent cult DVD firms in the market at present, especially since Anchor Bay and Blue Underground have all but disappeared. They have been presenting some amazingly obscure films in gorgeous looking prints.

More details on their film library are available at Severin Films

I've got some reviews of their best releases including:

The Black Emanuelle Box
Black Emanuelle Box 2

Lucio Fulci's The Senator Likes Women and Seven Notes in Black.

Plus their latest title, the amazingly daft and low budget The Beast in Space.

For anyone who enjoys their films on the obscure and trashy side then I would highly recommend they take a look at this collection - a million miles from the nth generation tape dupes that still plague many cult film DVD releases, even the legitimate ones.

I've not seen all their discs so I'd be interested in some other thoughts. They have already announced this summer's titles including an all new (and apparently long sought after) Jess Franco pairing as well as a 3 disc Inglorious Bastards box!
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Posted June 28 2008 - 09:01 AM

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Well here is an obscure one, a very rarely seen Joe D'Amato film starring Sirpa Lane (of The Beast (1975)) fame. Rather slow, but of interest to Euro-cult fans.

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Posted September 09 2008 - 08:53 PM

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Going even more obscure this time, an ultra-low budget cannibal movie (to the extent that they are shooting in a forest in Spain and trying to pass it off as the jungle) which although not directed by Jess Franco, is very much along the same lines as his films from the era.

Cannibal Terror
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Posted January 23 2009 - 02:59 AM

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My first review after a three month break, Severin's new release of In the Folds of the Flesh - this one is pretty weird.
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Posted January 29 2009 - 09:28 PM

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Three more:

The incredible Aussie biker movie Stone.

Jess Franco's cannibal adventure Devil Hunter and gory slasher film Bloody Moon.
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Posted March 25 2009 - 10:55 PM

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Wow. Severin have reached new heights (or is that depths!) with this one - a perverted Danish dwarf movie:

Sinful Dwarf

Strictly for experienced Euro-cult fans only...
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Posted March 25 2009 - 11:36 PM

My search for "sleaze" finally pays off! Good deal! Posted Image


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Posted March 30 2009 - 05:36 AM

I appreciate that someone other than myself has an interest in European trash cinema. As a collector, I pick up most of these releases not just to watch them but also because most of these films are so obscure that they are worth adding to my personal library. Admittedly, these movies are not very good-they are technically amateurish, poorly acted and don't make much sense but I love them anyway, especially compared to the rubbish that passes for entertainment today. I'm not surprised this thread hasn't gotten alot of reaction but I suspect most people on this forum are not fans of this type of film. But thank you for bringing some attention to them. I did my part and purchased copies of everything you've mentioned.
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Posted March 30 2009 - 07:18 AM

And I thought I was the only one who went for vintage sleaze! Over the weekend I had a marathon of various Something Weird titles- I can never get enough of that stuff!
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Posted March 30 2009 - 09:57 AM

Thanks for the review on DWARF, Tim. This is one I've been meaning to see for a long time now and since I cut back on my R2 buys this is good timing. It's still going to be a rental for me since it seems we're getting a lot of "lower" quality films these days. My days of spending $500 a year tracking down Franco and D'Amato films are over.

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Posted March 30 2009 - 11:31 PM

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I bought The Axe last year. I was a little disappointed since the DVD wasn't quite "up there" with The Child. But they do an excellent job putting those DVDs together. The Child was about perfect for a release of it's type. I rented it years ago and keep meaning to buy my own copy.
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Posted August 17 2009 - 05:43 AM

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Despite Lucio Fulci in the director's chair and Joe D'Amato as producer, this one is certainly not sleazy. Door to Silence is Lucio Fulci's last horror film and a rather generic horror film with none of the director's trademarks. Of interest to fans of the director only.

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Posted November 05 2010 - 10:50 AM

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Finally back to reviews after far too long in the real world, Severin's latest DVDs are more sexy than sleazy but should still please fans.


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Posted November 25 2010 - 09:13 AM

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Italian exploitation director Joe D'Amato is unflinchingly difficult to predict. His films vary from hardcore sleaze to softcore drama regardless of storyline. This time we are much more in the softcore court with a surprisingly well written but still sex filled drama, starring Laura Gemser (Black Emanuelle) and Annie Belle (Laure).


Read the review - The Alcove


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Posted November 29 2010 - 09:16 AM

Just a heads-up. I have completed a complete updating of all my Severin Black Emanuelle reviews as part of a new Laura Gemser biography and a Black Emanuelle series guide, which also covers the other films from the series, both official and unofficial, available on DVD.


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Posted December 06 2010 - 01:02 AM

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Severin have recently released this great pair of Roger Corman's classic 1980s high-school raunchy comedies, Screwballs and Loose Screws. The DVD print, particularly of the first film, is not the best quality, but they are packed with extra features including deleted scenes and audio commentaries.


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Posted January 24 2011 - 05:09 AM

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Rather less sleazy, but probably the best film I have seen for quite a while, this cyberpunk horror is a superb production from film-maker Richard Stanley (Dust Devil) who manages to turn what really should be a short film into a feature production that looks amazing.


Released as a two-disc set, with interviews and three short films on disc 2, the film has also been released on Blu-ray and my review is of the Hardware Blu-ray


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Posted March 12 2012 - 09:53 AM

http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ Not reviewed a Severin title in some time, their new Intervision imprint however is certainly releasing some interesting projects, including - released tomorrow - a low budget, shot-on-video German gorefest from the early 1990s - Burning Moon.
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