Severin has provided a brand new video showing Australian filmmaker Mark Hartley visiting their cellar and picking up a few Blu-ray releases of favorite genre films. Hartley’s credits include the terrific documentaries Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films and Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!.
Some of Mr. Hartley’s picks are:
Description: She ain’t mama’s little girl no more! The luscious Glory Annen stars as Felicity Robinson, a sheltered teen who surrenders herself to a world of bold adventure. From her pleasure at an all-girl school in England to hungers in the exotic underground of Hong Kong, Felicity finds herself ultimately delighted. Model Joni Flynn co-stars in this notorious odyssey that defined a generation of young men… and quite a few women, too!
Severin Films is proud to present Felicity, fully restored in HD for the first time ever, featuring hours of incredible extras including two complete feature films from the personal vaults of writer/director John D. Lamond.
Description: From producer Dick Randall whose international trashterpieces include ESCAPE FROM WOMEN’S PRISON, THE WILD WILD WORLD OF JAYNE MANSFIELD and PIECES comes perhaps the most notorious all-star Philippine productions of the ’80s: In the last days of WWII, a Japanese platoon is attacked by headhunters while attempting to hide millions in gold. 36 years later, a grizzled guide (onetime Academy Award® nominee Stuart Whitman) is hired to lead an expedition including Woody Strode (SPARTACUS), Harold ‘Oddjob’ Sakata and Laura ‘Emanuelle’ Gemser into a jungle inferno of greed, violence, nudity and murder. Edmund Purdom (ABSURD) and Glynis Barber (DEMPSEY AND MAKEPEACE) co-star in this “delicious piece of atrocity cake” (Funxton) directed by Alan Birkenshaw (KILLER’S MOON) also known as HORROR SAFARI now scanned in 2K for the first time ever.
Description: A telepathic mutant (Moira Chen) recruits a post-World War III TV game-show warrior (Al Cliver) to lead her band of mutants to safety.
The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak
Description: Synopsis: In the ’70s, he created a daring new world of X-rated cinema with EMMANUELLE and THE STORY OF O. And in 1984, Just Jaeckin wrote and directed the most ambitious, audacious, fun and final classic of his legendary erotic career: Video vixen Tawny Kitaen (BACHELOR PARTY, WITCHBOARD) and action hero Brent Huff (NINE DEATHS OF THE NINJA, STRIKE COMMANDO 2) star in this “★★★★ kink-o-rama” (Mr. Skin) based on the infamous S&M comic strip and bursting with perilous adventure, bountiful nudity, spectacular production design, eye-popping lesbian bondage, all-new Special Features and more. César Award winning actress/director Zabou co-stars in the “decadent delight and true cult favorite” (WhatCulture.com) that launched Severin Films, now scanned uncut in 4k from the original negative recently discovered in a Paris vault.
Description: In a totalitarian society a few years from now, innocent ‘deviants’ like Paul (Steve Railsback) and Chris (Olivia Hussey) are forced into government camps where their ‘rehabilitation’ includes beatings, rape a and torture. But the most shocking brutality is still to come when they are chosen fofor the ‘Turkey Shoot,’ a hohrrific hunt by the sadistic warden and his wealthy friends using prisoners as human prey.
Description: After the shocking bathtub death of his mother and her lover, the sinister Patrick lays comatose in a small private hospital, his only action being his involuntary spitting. When a pretty young nurse, just separated from her husband, begins work at the hospital, she senses that Patrick is communicating with her, and he seems to be using his psychic powers to manipulate events in her life…
Description: Five years before Mad Max, producer/director/co-writer/star Sandy Harbutt — in his first and only feature film — ignited Australia’s exploitation explosion, launched a global censorship battle and delivered what may still be the best biker movie in history.
When an undercover cop (Ken Shorter of SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY) infiltrates an outlaw motorcycle gang (led by Harbutt), he’ll straddle 7000 RPM of screaming steel for a full-throttle hell ride through sex, violence, and Down Under vengeance. Hugh Keays-Byrne (Immortan Joe in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD), Helen Morse (PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK), Roger Ward, Vincent Gil and Reg Evans of MAD MAX fame, and members of the Sydney Hells Angels co-star in the “ass-kicking bite of entertainment that delivers on every level” (DVD Drive-In), now featuring an uncut 4K scan from original vault elements supervised by Harbutt himself shortly before his death.
Description: When a 747 crash lands in a Sydney suburb — a still-spectacular sequence that helped make this the most expensive Australian film of its time — the inferno kills everyone on board except the pilot (Robert Powell of Jesus of Nazareth and Tommy) who emerges from the wreckage miraculously unscathed. But as a local psychic (Jenny Agutter of An American Werewolf in London) begins to communicate with the spirits of the doomed passengers, it will unlock a nightmare of madness, murder and supernatural horror.
Hollywood legend Joseph Cotten in his final film performance co-stars in this shocker directed by British film icon David Hemmings (Blow-Up) and produced by Ozploitation maverick Antony I. Ginnane (Thirst, Turkey Shoot), featuring haunting cinematography by Academy Award winner John Seale (The English Patient, Mad Max: Fury Road) and now transferred in 2K HD for the first time ever.
The Return of Captain Invincible
Description: Academy Award® winner Alan Arkin and horror/fantasy icon Christopher Lee star in the long-unseen 1983 action-comedy from the director of THE BEAST WITHIN and HOWLING II, with songs by Richard O’Brien (THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW), and co-written by the screenwriter of DIE HARD and 48 HOURS that New Times calls “one of the best superhero movies ever made (really)”: When archcriminal Mr. Midnight (Lee) plots to take over the world, the world’s only hope is World War II’s formerly indestructible ‘Legend In Leotards’ (Arkin) who is now a burnt-out drunk. Kate Fitzpatrick, Michael Pate (MAD DOG MORGAN) and Franklin D. Roosevelt co-star in this “pioneering left-of-center superhero flick” (The Guardian), now presented on 3 discs featuring the Theatrical Version, Director’s Cut and soundtrack CD with 2+ hours of special features.