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Old 02-18-2013, 01:48 AM   #1
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Philip Brophy's BODY MELT (1993) and more from Scorpion in April

Continuing their Ozploitation line, Scorpion Releasing give Philip Brophy's delightfully odd BODY MELT (1993) a reissue! When an experimental health supplement gets into a stale suburban community's dietary supply, its dreary inhabitants find themselves facing some serious side effects. Promoted in Fangoria at the time of its release, the film seems to have been largely forgotten since -- strange, since the '90s were so starved for something worthwhile that an Aussie slandering of the Me Generation bolstered by supremely surrealistic splatter effects courtesy of Down Under gore guru Bob McCarron (DEAD/ALIVE, ESCAPE 2000) should've been embraced with open arms. Maybe with this release it'll finally find its audience.

DVD Preorder:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ag=cinema09-20

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http://youtu.be/o-yxRCL04aY


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Old 02-18-2013, 02:08 AM   #2
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Also coming in April from Scorpion Releasing:

Jim Clark's RENTADICK (1972), a British detective spoof whose original script was penned by Monty Python's John Cleese and Graham Chapman, though they legally had their names removed claiming the finished product was not of their doing. It also features ROCKY HORROR's Patricia Quinn in a small role.

DVD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ag=cinema09-20

An '80s Aussie double-bill with Mario Andreacchio's THE DREAMING (1988) & Michael Pearce's INITIATION (1987). THE DREAMING finds an archaeologist plagued by visions of an aboriginal slaughter after entering a cursed tomb. INITIATION is a coming-of-age tale where a kid has to survive the Outback alone after his dad's plane crashes during an illegal pot run. Seriously. I've never seen either of 'em.

DVD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ag=cinema09-20

The Dreaming trailer:
http://youtu.be/UGYi3e_xZfk

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:44 AM   #3
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Their facebook said they were just recording a new commentary with Barbara Steele and others for a blu ray release of Silent Scream. was this announced already? if so, i missed it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:17 AM   #4
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THE DREAMING finds an archaeologist plagued by visions of an aboriginal slaughter after entering a cursed tomb. INITIATION is a coming-of-age tale where a kid has to survive the Outback alone after his dad's plane crashes during an illegal pot run. Seriously. I've never seen either of 'em.
I'm Australian and I haven't even heard of them, let alone seen them!

This thing Scorpion has with Aussie films is rather strange, IMO. Not even especially good films, more like second tier films most locals probably haven't even heard of. That said, Alison's Birthday would be nice. It's certainly the creepiest local horror film I've ever seen. I have a TV screening on DVD somewhere. First and only time I've ever seen it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:44 AM   #5
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:47 AM   #6
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Their facebook said they were just recording a new commentary with Barbara Steele and others for a blu ray release of Silent Scream. was this announced already? if so, i missed it.
No official announcement yet, just a pic of Barbara Steele with moderator David Del Valle.

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Old 04-24-2013, 10:39 PM   #7
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no reviews yet for the new dvd? online scorpion releasing titles usually were reviewed weeks in advance of the release date?
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:54 PM   #8
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I have the Platinum DVD of Initiation. Never watched it though.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:19 AM   #9
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I skipped over Body Melt when it first appeared on VHS but went out and got it after it appeared on a documentary similar to "Not Quite Hollywood".

A starter Oz drive in list is here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_Qui..._Ozploitation!
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:02 AM   #10
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I still got the prism vhs still and I even had a rare vhs video store copy ep mode screener of body melt and someother title as a double feature forgot which one it was?
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:45 AM   #11
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BODY MELT review at Mondo Digital:

http://www.mondo-digital.com/bodymelt.html

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cool my indie store got a copy in for me i'll get this tuesday
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:35 AM   #13
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I need to rewatch this.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:15 PM   #14
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BODY MELT at DVD Drive-In:

http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/a-d/bodymelt93.htm

RENTADICK at Mondo Digital:

http://www.mondo-digital.com/rentadick.html

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Review for The Dreaming / Initiation:

http://10kbullets.com/reviews/d/the-...ng-initiation/

More reviews for Body Melt:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/60212/bodymelt/
http://10kbullets.com/reviews/b/body...tmare-theater/
http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/bodymelt.php

And Rentadick:

http://10kbullets.com/reviews/r/rent...kratch-cinema/
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