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#1 of 317 OFFLINE   Marcel H.

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Posted December 09 2009 - 08:22 AM

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...lent_scream.htm
CHEERLEADERS' WILD WEEKEND (1979)- Jeff Werner - Review at the Beaver: http://www.dvdbeaver...ild_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


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Pre-Order: Knock on Any Door, The Outlaw Josey Wales (BD), The Man Who Would Be King (BD), Night Flight, The Hustler (BD)...
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#2 of 317 OFFLINE   Brent S

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Posted December 09 2009 - 08:30 AM

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Coming on 01/26/2010:
DOCTOR DEATH, SEEKER OF SOULS (1972) - Edie Saeta

Notable for a cameo by Moe Howard, his final film appearance.


#3 of 317 OFFLINE   Serega_M

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Posted December 09 2009 - 11:12 AM

Hmm, more of them - better, but what about the quality of their transfers/presentation?

#4 of 317 OFFLINE   WadeM

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Posted December 15 2009 - 01:01 AM



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Hmm, more of them - better, but what about the quality of their transfers/presentation?
The DVD Beaver links that Marcel provided answer the question.  I ordered Silent Scream.  Looks like a fun company!



#5 of 317 OFFLINE   GregoryMesh

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Posted December 15 2009 - 03:41 AM

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 of 317 OFFLINE   Brian Saur

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Posted December 16 2009 - 06:40 AM

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).

DVD wish list: One Way Passage(1932), History Is Made at Night(1937), Phantom Lady(1944), Ride the Pink Horse(1947), Who's Minding the Mint?(1967), A New Leaf(1971), The Outfit(1973), The Gravy Train(1974), Buster & Billie(1974), Baby Blue Marine(1976), Deadly Eyes(1982), What Happened Was(1994)

#7 of 317 OFFLINE   Jeff Swindoll

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Posted December 18 2009 - 07:04 AM

Do they not have a website?

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#8 of 317 OFFLINE   WaveCrest

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Posted December 18 2009 - 07:30 AM

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 of 317 OFFLINE   Mark Edward Heuck

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Posted December 20 2009 - 09:23 PM



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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.
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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#10 of 317 OFFLINE   WaveCrest

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Posted December 23 2009 - 05:28 AM

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.


#11 of 317 OFFLINE   WaveCrest

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Posted January 01 2010 - 03:46 AM

A few other suggestions...

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


#12 of 317 OFFLINE   Martin Welch

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Posted January 01 2010 - 05:00 AM

Isn't StarCrash a New World title? Maybe it's with the Shout Factory now?

#13 of 317 OFFLINE   walter o

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Posted January 01 2010 - 05:35 PM

STAR CRASH= New World, so Shout Factory might have the rights

NEW YEARS EVIL and THE CALLER = MGM, so hopefully from their archieve program?

#14 of 317 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted January 03 2010 - 02:35 PM

Apparently they do not have a web site.

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#15 of 317 OFFLINE   Jeff Swindoll

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Posted January 05 2010 - 03:24 AM


That's odd in this day and age /img/vbsmilies/htf/confused.gif
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Apparently they do not have a web site.


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#16 of 317 OFFLINE   WaveCrest

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Posted January 07 2010 - 08:40 AM



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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?
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.


#17 of 317 OFFLINE   Marcel H.

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Posted January 08 2010 - 04:20 AM

DVDBeaver has both reviews for Goodbye Gemini: http://www.dvdbeaver...dbye_gemini.htm
and Doctor Death: Seeker of Lost Souls: http://www.dvdbeaver...octor_death.htm

Recently bought: Tracy & Hepburn the Definitive Coll., The Mountain, Rope of Sand, Taxi Driver (BD), Heroes of Telemark, Night of the Generals
Pre-Order: Knock on Any Door, The Outlaw Josey Wales (BD), The Man Who Would Be King (BD), Night Flight, The Hustler (BD)...
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#18 of 317 OFFLINE   WaveCrest

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Posted January 23 2010 - 04:58 AM

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 of 317 OFFLINE   Stefan Andersson

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Posted January 24 2010 - 02:24 AM

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 of 317 OFFLINE   walter o

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Posted January 24 2010 - 11:44 AM

ZULU DAWN is already out on DVD from Tango Ent.




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