Amos Sefer's AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL from Grindhouse Releasing 9/10

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  1. bruce h

    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    After a seeming eternity of waiting, Grindhouse Releasing finally unpack Amos Sefer's AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL (1972). When 'Nam vet-turned-pacifist Mike hooks up with a commune of like-minded freedom seekers, all seems well with the world. But a group of machine gun-toting mimes have a different plan, and after a love-in massacre Mike and his fellow few survivors are forced to flee to a deserted island to live out their idyllic dreams of life out of the fast lane. However, tides soon turn when they find they're stranded with diminishing supplies; peace, love and understanding go out the window as the group regresses into an animalistic, primal state.

    Practically unseen since its initial release, Grindhouse Releasing have been building anticipation for AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL for years, and, as expected, haven't skimped on its debut. Announced supplements include an alternate cut, deleted scenes, multiple interviews, shorts, news clips, and more; you can pretty much expect every base to be covered. "Fools. Fools! Stop pushing buttons!"

    Blu / DVD Combo:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...eASIN=B00DELTUEY&linkCode=as2&tag=cinema09-20

    Trailer:
    http://youtu.be/cPjz6Degumw

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    3 DISC SET LIMITED TO 2000 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES!
    Deluxe Dual Layer Blu-ray Edition + DVD Combo + Bonus DVD
    Spectacular New Hi-Definition Digital Restoration Of The Original U.S. Theatrical Version
    * PLUS - THE HITCHHIKER, The Uncensored Director's Cut
    * Six Controversial Scenes Deleted From The Original Release
    * In-depth Interviews With Stars Asher Tzarfati And Shmuel Wolf
    * Asher Tzarfati - An Israeli Actor In Israel - Bonus Featurette
    * Interview With Production Manager Moshe Berman
    * Interview With Singer/Co-Star Susan Devore
    * Channel 10 Tel Avi News Segment
    * A Cult Is Born - Featurette On Revival In Tel Aviv
    * 16mm Screen Tests
    * Be Careful Children - Amos Sefer 16mm Short Film
    * Bonus 5.1 Audio Track - The Beverly Cinema Experience
    * Liner Notes By Acclaimed Horror Novelist John Skipp
    * Still Galleries, Trailer, Filmographies
    * Optional Hebrew Sub-Titles
    * Grindhouse Releasing Prevues Of Coming Attractions
    AND OTHER SURPRISES!
     
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    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Magnificent!!
     
  4. elDomenechHDG

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    Not taking a chance and preordered a copy even though the film was dead last on my wantlist out of the new Grindhouse announcements (the synopsis sold me on it). Just to be sure, Amazon doesn't charge your card right away, do they?
     
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    Correct. Amazon does not charge your credit card until they ship.
     
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    What the hell? Is this movie for real? :lol:

    The trailer is whack!
     
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    34.95? geez, with this and the DEMON films, are prices on everything going to be 35+ now?
     
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    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    $35 is full retail -- I imagine it'll drop to the mid-$20s before actual streetdate. I already put in my order, so I'll get whatever the lowest price between now and shipdate is.
     
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    Watched the trailer. Not feeling it for this one.
     
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    Is this one really a legendary classic?

    :bs:
     
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    The impression I get is that this film, along with many of the other ones Grindhouse will release, are shoestring-budgeted do-it-yourself projects made by passionate film students, which got either shoddy distribution or none at all. That may be where the "legendary" label comes from, the fact that nobody has seen these films, not that they're necessarily good. The word "hippie" in the title is enough to turn me off, mainly because I've seen so many bad movies about hippies that I don't want to see another one but the trailer for this one has me a little interested.
     
  13. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    I may be down for a blind buy on this one. I tend to be drawn to this kind of thing, which may say something about my taste level. As far as bad hippy movies, I love shit like I DRINK YOUR BLOOD and other 70s crapfests that exploit a subversive demographic.
     
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    the trailer did a good job, as it convinced me that this isn't for me
     
  15. Katatonia

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    This one just looks... ehhhh based on the trailer. I'm interested in seeing it, but not enough to justify a blind buy at the price they're wanting.
     
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    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    $22.99 blind buy for a 3-disc LE set (limited to 2000) with a wealth of bonus material ain't bad if you ask me. But then again I am interested in the film.
     
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    Do you mean from Diabolik? It'll be $27.99 with shipping if so. That's still pretty pricey.

    Yes, it does look like a packed release, but if the movie itself turns out to be lame then I could really care less if the disc is packed.

    The limited edition status is only good for how desirable this will be in the future. Synapse has yet to sell out of the Definitive Document of the Dead Blu-ray limited release for example...and that was limited to only 1500.
     
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    Yeah, but I'm in Canada so I'd be paying shipping either way so it doesn't bother me. I'm used to having to pay slightly more for everything.

    Fair enough if it's not something you're really interested it, but you never know until it comes out if it's going to sell out right away or not. I know there's been a lot of mention about the film ever since the trailer premiered on their first DVD release way back, and seeing as no one has seen it before and it's not available on any other format - as opposed to Document of the Dead - it might possibly have some demand. But who knows.
     
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    If you like bizarre grindhouse flicks this shouldn't disapoint. I downloaded a rip off CG a long time ago and I had a blast with it anyways.
     
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    As another Canadian I can say another advantage for us, Amazon isn't custom friendly Diabolik is.

    Wich is why I did my order when you have posted the link sunday :)
     

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