Mondo Macabro goes Blu

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    Here is the most recent email.

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    WHAT?? IT'S SEPTEMBER ALREADY???

    Yeah, can you believe it? We can't. Mostly because it means the clock is ticking on getting our huge (for us) slate of films ready for the Halloween Sale in October. More news on that below, but first a few other minor issues that need to be dealt with ...



    THE SHIPPING NEWS

    As of the writing of this newsletter, we have just received word that replication and assembly of our latest two LEs, SEVEN WOMEN FOR SATAN and SINS OF THE FLESH has been finished and they are about to ship! That's good news! We should be getting them next week, probably on Wednesday or so. It will take a few days to sort them after that. That puts shipping copies out to you, the beloved customers, around Monday of the following week. That's the 14th. Later than we would have liked for sure. But that's the pandemic for you. Everything is slow these days.

    Including the mail, as we keep having to say. I'm sure all of you are aware of the situation with the USPS right now. We're finding that not all parcels that are sent out are arriving late. Some arrive as quick or even quicker than usual. But some are obviously just sitting in sorting facilities for days or even weeks. Please keep in mind that we having nothing to do with this. Feel free to contact us if you didn't get tracking info, but otherwise just hang tight - your package will arrive. If you have further questions or concerns about this issue contact your local PO. Or better yet, your congressperson.

    But anyway, shipping on the new ones will start around Monday the 14th. It generally takes us two weeks to get all the packages out. And by "us", I mean "me". It's just one person doing the shipping. Another thing to keep in mind during this process.



    SPEAKING OF THOSE TWO MOST RECENT LIMITED EDITIONS ...

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    One of them, SEVEN WOMEN FOR SATAN, has finally sold out! A big thanks to everyone who bought a copy! It took longer than we thought it would, but we're happy and relieved that it finally did.

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    We still have a good amount of SINS OF THE FLESH, but they are going as well. As of this writing we have about 90 copies left. If you are unsure about this one you can check out the following early reviews for more details on what it's all about:

    Rock! Shock! Pop! http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/content.php?8591-Sins-Of-The-Flesh-(Mondo-Macabro)-Blu-ray-Review

    DVD Drive-in http://dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/sinsoftheflesh74blu.htm

    Mondo Digital http://www.mondo-digital.com/sinsflesh.html

    Unlimited standard edition Blu-rays are in the works and should be out in November. We'll have the tentative street date for those in our October newsletter.



    ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SALE!

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    And now we get onto the most anticipated bit of news: when's the big sale and what will you have? For those new to the fold, every year in October we have a sale on our entire back catalog plus at least one new limited edition pre-order. This year we're going all out and having THREE new limited edition titles on sale! Which will be great for you, but is honestly causing us all kinds of stress and worry! But we'll be happy with the results when we finally sign off on everything. Also this year, the sale will be a bit later than we usually have it. Normally we'd start it more in the middle of October so that anyone just making orders of back catalog titles can hopefully get them by the time Halloween itself actually rolls around. But this year, because of those three new titles in production we needed all the time we could get before we put them up for pre-order.

    So here's when it will be and how it will go - The sale will start and the pre-orders will go live exclusively at mondomacabro.bigcartel.com at 9 AM Pacific Time/12 noon Eastern on Thursday, October 29th. This is the hour for all the die hards and the must-get-my-order-in-right-away folks. We're still working out issue with our newer site, mondo-macabro.com and so the first rush of sales traffic needs to happen at the big cartel. However, one hour later at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern, the sale and pre-orders will go live at the new site as well.

    The sale on back catalog items will run through Monday, November 9th. Of course the LE pre-orders will be on sale until they sell out. Nothing is limited to this time frame. If you have any questions about any of the above, don't hesitate to send us your inquiry at mondomacabrousa@gmail.com.



    "OK, SO YOU'VE ANNOUNCED ONE OF THE THREE NEW RELEASES, WHAT ARE THE OTHER TWO?"

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    Yes, regular readers and fans will know that last month we announced that one of the new LE titles we're doing is the amazing Italian psychedelic occult thriller QUEENS OF EVIL. We announced that it will arrive as a limited two disc set housed in the ever-popular slipcover. (Check out our last newsletter, or go through one of our social media platforms for that announcement if you haven't seen it.) But what about the other two? Well, one of them is going to remain top secret until just prior to the sale going live. Not even giving hints. But it's going to be awesome. But we think it's time to unveil the 2nd of those three titles, and it is ...

    Jorge Grau's 70s Eurogothic classic BLOOD CEREMONY! A.K.A. Ceremonia Sangrienta A.K.A. LEGEND OF BLOOD CASTLE!

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    Yes, finally this incredible classic of Spanish horror finally makes its legit disc debut in the US this fall! A bold and bloody retelling of the Countess Bathory mythos from the director of LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE, BLOOD CEREMONY has all the atmosphere and chills you'd expect from this era of Eurohorror. As shown in the art above, this Blu-ray will come out first as a "red case" LE that will include a booklet and a set of postcards, and will feature a reversible cover with stunning new art by Justin Coffee on the A side and classic ad art on the B. Check out our social media pages in the coming days for more info about this release. And before you ask, yes, we are working to make sure we can present the most compete version of this film possible. More on that as we get closer to publication.



    WRAP IT UP!

    So there you have it. Halloween Sale starting on October 29th. Three new LE pre-orders, two of them being QUEENS OF EVIL and BLOOD CEREMONY, with a third 'secret' title still to be announced. There will also be a discount on all in print back catalog items at our store, how much on each depending on how recent it is. This will take us to the end of the year. And a blessed relief for all of us the end of 2020 will be. Let's hope for better things in 2021!

    And as discussed in our last newsletter, we are hard at work on having likely our biggest ever slate of releases ready for the upcoming year! We plan on getting things off to a bang in either January or February, when we expect to put THREE MORE new limited edition Blus up for sale! What will they be? Can't tell you right now, but expect the unexpected!

    That's it for now! See you next month! And as ever - stay safe, stay sane, and watch weird movies!

    Kind regards,

    The Mondo Macabro - The Wildside of World Cinema Staff
    https://www.mondo-macabro.com
     
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    Much respect thank you for the epic info russ.
     
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    Damn I can not find NOTHING on blood ceremony. Any members here ever seen it?
     
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    I've not seen it myself but if you search it with the date in Google you'll get results: blood ceremony 1973

    It's also known as The Legend of Blood Castle.
     
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    Yeah, I've got a VHS release of it as "Legend of Blood Castle." It's not Grau's best by a long shot but does have some solid moody atmosphere, but overall I think it's pretty so-so.
     
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    It's known under several titles. Here are three examples.

    Legend of Blood Castle (one sheet) A.JPG Legend of Blood Castle (one sheet) B.JPG Legend of Blood Castle Daybill.JPG
     
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    Newsletter 10/8:
    Kinda surprised I'm the first to post it but then again we're all probably on their newsletter now.

    Anyways, the big news [until the final title is announced] is Blood Ceremony will be fully UNCUT AND HD:
    https://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=18200065&postcount=12871

    I'm all caught up so a sale doesn't do me much good, but I am concerned stocks will be depleted if I wait for it to come up on Mondo-Macabro.com to save on sales tax. When my Seven Women for Satan and Sins of the Flesh LE's arrived they had some pretty high numbers close to the end so considering that the sale will probably boost interest I may want to buy from the Big Cartel this time. I'll watch and see; Jared's been pretty good about keeping us appraised of the count.
     
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    Jared said the new website will have the titles up for sale 1 hour after the Bigcartel store... so the chances that any of the "new" 3 titles will sell out that fast are slim.

    I usually always go with the Bigcartel site myself, but may just wait this time and order through the new MM website to avoid the tax being added. With 3 titles probably being $75 + shipping, it would be far cheaper. I know they'd ship later and the numbers would be higher, but I can live with that.
     
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    Yeah, I thought I ordered the last one after only an hour on MM directly but I see now it was over 6 hours so that helps explain my high edition numbers. Probably won't be a concern of selling out an hour into the sale.
     
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    QUEENS OF EVIL Full Specs!

    Pre-order it this Thursday, October 29th at 9 AM Pacific Time at mondomacabro.bigcartel.com and then also one hour later at mondo-macabro.com!

    Directed by Tonino Cervi
    France, Italy, 1970, color 90 minutes,1.85:1/16:9;
    English/French/Italian audio choices

    Starring: Haydee Politoff, Silvia Monti, Evelyn Stewart, Ray Lovelock, Gianni Santuccio, Geraldine Hooper, Guido Alberti
    In this dark, gothic fairy tale for adults Ray Lovelock plays David, a lone hippie motorcyclist, cruising the highways, in search of a better world. One night on a lonely mountain road he stops to help out the owner of a Rolls Royce with a flat tyre. The middle aged driver of the car gives David a lecture about responsibility and, unknown to David, punctures the front tyre of his motorbike before driving off. Furious, David gives chase. There is an accident and the car crashes, killing the driver.
    Fearing trouble from the police, David heads off down a side road into a dark forest and spends the night in a deserted barn. He is woken the next morning by three beautiful young women who live in a luxurious villa nearby. These three women appear to be toying with David, playing an elaborate and sinister game, involving perplexing rituals and nighttime vigils. The climax of their game takes place at a party in a nearby castle where David appears to be the guest of honor... but for what purpose?

    DISC CONTENTS
    Region Free
    Brand New 4K Restoration from OCN
    English/French/Italian audio tracks with optional Eng subs
    Archival interview with Ray Lovelock
    Brand new audio commentary by film historians Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
    Alternate scenes
    Trailer

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
    1000 numbered copies
    Exclusive slipcover
    Reversible inner sleeve
    Bonus DVD with 3 hour + career spanning interview with Ray Lovelock
    20 page booklet with brand new writing on the film by Roberto Curti
    Set of full color lobby card reproductions

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    TWO DAYS UNTIL THE SALE!

    Here are the full specs for our release of Jorge Grau's BLOOD CEREMONY!

    Directed by Jorge Grau

    Spain/Italy 1973, 90 minutes. I.66:1, Spanish/English audio choice/English subtitles

    Starring: Lucia Bosè, Espartaco Santoni, Ewa Aulin, Ana Farra, Sivano Tranquilli, Lola Gaos, Enrique Vivó, Ángel Menéndez

    In 19th century Europe, the people are in the grip of ancient superstitions and the fear of vampires runs riot through the land. Strange rituals are enacted to seek out the resting places of the undead and macabre trials are held over disinterred corpses.
    The Countess barely notices what is going on. She is more concerned that her beauty is fading and that her husband seems only interested in his birds of prey and observing the behavior of the superstitious locals. Her faithful lady’s companion tells the Countess that there are ways to reignite her husband’s passion – and also ways to preserve her looks. She reminds the Countess of her ancestor, the notorious Erzebeth Báthory, who bathed in the blood of virgins to maintain her youth.
    The Countess is unsure, but then one day the blood of a servant girl drips onto her hand and she is convinced that her skin has become whiter as a result. Soon she is searching for more blood and to her surprise, her husband becomes the one to provide it for her.
    Director Jorge Grau’s film is rightly praised as one of the very best horror films of the 1970s. Beautifully directed, and acted by a skilled cast including award winning actress Lucia Bosè as the Countess and former Miss Teen International, Ewa Aulin, it is a fascinating and disturbing look into the heart of darkness.

    DISC CONTENTS
    Region Free
    New 4k restoration
    Uncut international version and alternate 'clothed' Spanish version
    English and Spanish audio with optional English subs
    Two archival interviews with Jorge Grau
    Brand new audio commentary by Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
    Brand new audio commentary by Robert Monell and Rodney Barnett

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
    1000 numbered copies in our usual red case
    Reversible cover with brand new art on the A side by Justin Coffee
    28 page booklet featuring brand new writing about Grau and the film by Spanish film expert Ismael Fernández
    Set of full color lobby card reproductions
    Goes on sale THURSDAY OCTOBER 29th at 9 AM PACIFIC TIME at mondomacabro.bigcartel.com and then one hour later at mondo-macabro.com.
    Check out the brand new teaser trailer for the film in the comments!
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    Damn, my most wanted MM title due for a Blu-ray upgrade!

    Now do I wanna grab it right away at the Bigcartel store and pay tax... or wait the hour and grab it from the main MM website? Decisions... o_O
     
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    Love it. It is with much shame that a Naschy nut such as myself never crack opened his DVD of Panic Beats. So I'll be watching that one the day these arrive!

    Crap, I just know I'm going to forget about this sale. And I've got a Zoom call during it. So it'll probably get chased well out of my mind. Curses responsibility!
     
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    I got my order in at 33 seconds after the hour on the dot.

    Screw the tax, I want Panic Beats... and the other two. :D

    Eh, tax was only $4.47 total for all three new titles, so not that bad... I'll just think of it as a faster shipping upgrade. If I'd wait the hour until the new webstore opens, who knows when it'd ship. And if there is a production shipping delay between the titles or something, screw it...at least my order is in and I can forget about it now.
     
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    My tax was $6.44 but I didn't want to wait for that amount.
     
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    The stated shipping costs on their bigcartel site are incorrect. I messaged them on facebook, and apparently shipping to Canada has been bumped from $7 to $12 USD + $1.50 per additional item. I wanted to order 2 items, and it charged me $13.50. I tried the same on their official website, and for whatever reason it only charged me $13. So heads up for non-US members, that seems to be the better option. It would have been nice to pay the lower rate, but I ended up ordering Emanuelle in America and Inquisition anyway. $42 total. Not cheap, but still better than paying around that much each on amazon.ca.
     
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    I'll be really happy once Amazon Germany and UK get back to pre pandemic shipping prices. There are six titles I want to get from Germany and the shipping is $31.00. It used to be about 25% of that cost.
     

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