Image Press Release: WEIRD-NOIR

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  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder

    Jul 3, 1997
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    Ronald Epstein

    Get ready for hardboiled film noir like you’ve seen before! On September 25th, Image Entertainment and Something Weird Video unleash Weird-Noir on DVD, a thrilling collection of pulp-action ripe for cult status! This 2-disc set includes six titles and will be available for an SRP of $19.98 with a pre-book of August 28th.

    Weird-Noir is buzzing with B movie fun with these unforgettably tawdry and twisted tales, four of which are appearing on DVD for the first time!

    GIRL ON THE RUN (1953, B/W, 66 Minutes): A hootchy-kootchy whodunit set at a small seedy carnival where a reporter tries to discover who killed his boss while his girlfriend inexplicably joins the burlesque show! Pure carny-noir.
    THE NAKED ROAD (1959, B/W, 74 Minutes): When a woman is left with a corrupt Judge as collateral for a speeding ticket (say what?!), a Good Samaritan bails her out... then holds her prisoner as a future sex slave in this utterly off-kilter, truly weird Weird-Noir.
    THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT (1961, B/W, 82 Minutes): A preacher with amnesia and the power to heal (!) quickly plunges into the gutter when his ex-girlfriend-with-a-grudge shows up to blackmail him in this marvelous pulp mix of sex, revenge, and outright obsession!
    FEAR NO MORE (1961, B/W, 78 Minutes): Accused of killing a woman on a train, Sharon Carlin runs home to find another corpse there too!
    FALLGUY (1962, B/W, 62 Minutes): Hot shot teen Sonny Martin stops to help the victim of an auto accident but quickly realizes he's stepped into a murder in progress.
    STARK FEAR (1962, B/W, 85 Minutes): After the abusive husband of cult fave Beverly Garland disappears, you'd think she'd celebrate. Instead, she tries to find the bum and, as expected, things get worse.

    These six movies celebrate the oddities that lurk in every city, and in every one of us! They introduce a genre that has been kept in the dark for too long: Weird-Noir!

    Weird Noir

    Genre: Horror, Special Interest, Crime Drama, Film Noir, Something Weird, Mystery/Suspense
    Rating: Un-Rated
    Language: English
    Format: N/A
    Audio: Dolby Digital Mono
    Year: 1968
    MSRP: $19.98
    Street Date: September 25, 2012
    Pre-Book: August 28, 2012
    Length: 447 minutes
    UPC: 014381798128
    Cat#: ID7981SWDVD
  2. Charles H

    Charles H Screenwriter

    Jan 7, 2004
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    Steve McQueen's film debut was as an extra in GIRL ON THE RUN and Hubert Cornfield directed STARK FEAR.
  3. ahollis

    ahollis Lead Actor

    Mar 1, 2007
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    Well, I have to ask the question. Does anyone know if they will be anamorphic OAR? For some reason is suppose not, but GIRL ON THE RUN sounds like a hoot and I look forward to seeing it along with FEAR NO MORE.
  4. Russell G

    Russell G Fake Shemp

    Sep 20, 2002
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    I can't answer the OAR question, but in the past the Something Weird label has done these weird-o films right. I would suspect that these will look as good as they can for SD-DVD. The price is right too, I'll bite.
  5. Camps

    Camps Second Unit

    Jul 17, 2010
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    This is a great deal. I just wish I hadn't already bought individual discs of all but two of these titles from SWV over the years. GIRL ON THE RUN is indeed a hoot.
  6. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Producer

    Jun 19, 2008
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    That's a good price for this set. Might consider getting this noir set if the films are in their correct aspect ratio, and the picture/print quality is good/decent.

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