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Old 05-21-2013, 04:21 AM   #1
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PUNK VACATION (1990) from Vinegar Syndrome 7/9

Punks(ploitation) Not Dead! Relive those VHS glory days with Stanley Lewis' PUNK VACATION (1990), coming to blu from Vinegar Syndrome. When a group of only-in-the-movies punk rockers get ripped off of $0.40 by a soda machine during their titular R&R, they stab an old man to death, igniting some ol' fashioned backwoods bloodshed with the whole damn redneck town. From then on it's kidnapping, posse shootouts, and gratuitous booby-traps. Directed by someone who obviously never saw a punk outside of period cop shows, the date reads '90, but this has the late '80s all over it. Relevant supplements include interview featurettes with the producer and one of the stuntmen. But that's not all...

While it would've made a perfect double-bill with Greydon Clark's SKINHEADS (the 1989 one where a group of neo-Nazis listen to Elvis Hitler and terrorize a group of camping students until WWII vet Chuck Connors has to man up), Vinegar Syndrome give us a double-bill of a different sort by including a DVD of Frank Roach's NOMAD RIDERS (1984)! When his family is murdered by vicious bikers, Steve Thrust (no, seriously) takes the law into his own hands. Never seen it. Can't wait.

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Old 05-21-2013, 04:31 AM   #2
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Coming the same day: it's kung fu sex and the white slave trade with a standard def sexploitation double-bill of
VIXENS OF KUNG FU (1975) & ORIENTAL BLUE (1975)!

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

Promo trailer (cool version):
http://youtu.be/yV_HNRSVL-M

VS' site has a nude version of the promo trailer, too!:
http://vinegarsyndrome.com/launch/?p...vd-coming-7913


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Old 05-21-2013, 04:36 AM   #3
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:39 AM   #4
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Cool news. Punk Vacation sounded familiar so I looked up critcononline and yep, it's one of those infamous Raedon video releases, so the movie should be definitely fun. I think as a double bill another Raedon release, Dead Girls (1990), would have been perfect!
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:20 AM   #5
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I have assaulted a soda machine for stealing my 0.40 before.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #6
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Is Punk Vaca half as bad as that trailer? Looks like a blast if in the right mind for it, or a nightmare if not in the right mind.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:37 PM   #7
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http://bleedingskull.com/punk-vacation-1990/

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Old 05-21-2013, 06:10 PM   #8
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Here's Joe Bob Briggs on the flick. Like you said, it's either good fun or simply terrible, depending on your mood.

http://www.joebobbriggs.com/index.ph...e-reviews.html
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:23 PM   #9
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I respect all the work this company is putting into their releases and Punk Vacation looks like it could be fun, but I have to admit that none of their other titles interest me in the slightest. It seems like everything else is pretty much softcore porn or extremely lowbudget snorefests. Glad others are enjoying their releases but I would be surprised if the label sticks around that long if they are spending all this time and money on titles like this as I don't see any of these selling through the roof. You would think they would release one bigger or at least more well known title here or there.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:57 PM   #10
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This looks fantastic! I haven't done a lot of blind-buying in more recent years but this looks right up my alley.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:47 AM   #11
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Vinegar Syndrome's output definitely isn't for everyone, but I'm ecstatic they're releasing oddball little titles that usually wouldn't get much TLC. We need someone to fill the void left by Something Weird -- another company I bought every release from!

Here's a ridiculous clip from NOMAD RIDERS, which I'm so excited about it's sick, haha.

http://youtu.be/sFmisJEy_dw
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:54 AM   #12
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We need someone to fill the void left by Something Weird -- another company I bought every release from!
Bruce I'm sure you know already they are the one who got the rights of the Manuel Conde films who were previously with SWV. Wich means that I will finally get The All American Girl on a watchable DVD (or blu-ray if we can dream) I have wanted for so long

Also we will get an uncut release of Sex Psycho directly from the negative

Sure their release aren't for anyone but I'm so happy to have a label who care about the genre of cinema I like the most.
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I was really impressed with THE TELEPHONE BOOK. It's fascinating and fun. Easily one of my favorite films in the genre. I hope the commentary track is a good one.

THE SUCKERS is pretty good too. Far more sleazy and shocking than I was expecting. Anyone who has been buying Code Red's exploitation films will no doubt enjoy this film.

I can't wait for THE VIXENS OF KUNG FU.


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Glad others are enjoying their releases but I would be surprised if the label sticks around that long if they are spending all this time and money on titles like this as I don't see any of these selling through the roof.
I don't think Vinegar Syndrome's releases have any less appeal or chance of success than the tiles coming from Scorpion, Code Red and Synapse. Their releases have been of excellent quality and most are plenty entertaining. I would be disappointed if they started filling their release schedule with more recognizable titles. I say bring on more obscure oddities and softcore sleaze.
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I don't think Vinegar Syndrome's releases have any less appeal or chance of success than the tiles coming from Scorpion, Code Red and Synapse. Their releases have been of excellent quality and most are plenty entertaining. I would be disappointed if they started filling their release schedule with more recognizable titles. I say bring on more obscure oddities and softcore sleaze.
I would possibly agree with Code Red but I would say Scorpion and especially Synapse are releasing much more recognizable titles. Scorpion has Octagon, Grizzly, Day of the Animals, Death Ship, Savage Streets, while Synapse is in a completely different area with Demons 1 and 2, Argento films, Hammer films, ect. I would even say Code Red has more well known titles with Madman, Just Before Dawn, Rituals, ect.

To each their own, glad a lot of you are enjoying their titles, they just haven't released anything that I'm interested in (Or have even heard of) just yet which is too bad as it sounds like they put a lot of effort into their releases. I don't see any of these titles being huge sellers, or hitting more then a very small niche market, which is fine, but it's also got to be a little worrying if they are actually putting this much time and money into these titles. It doesn't look like many on here have really heard of a lot of these titles, and we are a site dedicated to these types of pictures. It's fine to releases these little films, but usually you release a big one here and there to get your company a following first. And not big like a John Carpenter flick, but at least something a little more recognizable. There have been many companies like this that have come and gone just as quickly, hopefully this isn't another.
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To each their own, glad a lot of you are enjoying their titles, they just haven't released anything that I'm interested in (Or have even heard of) just yet which is too bad as it sounds like they put a lot of effort into their releases. I don't see any of these titles being huge sellers, or hitting more then a very small niche market, which is fine, but it's also got to be a little worrying if they are actually putting this much time and money into these titles. It doesn't look like many on here have really heard of a lot of these titles, and we are a site dedicated to these types of pictures. It's fine to releases these little films, but usually you release a big one here and there to get your company a following first. And not big like a John Carpenter flick, but at least something a little more recognizable. There have been many companies like this that have come and gone just as quickly, hopefully this isn't another.
They did start off with something I would consider recognizable, the films may not have been but the name sure was: The Lost Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis. And their Massage Parlor Murders release has also done well. I know DiabolikDVD had to restock it 3 times in the first week or so after release. I can understand your questioning of releases, and if I might just guess at an assumption, you're probably more so interested in horror-related titles whereas VS has been issuing more drive-in and 42nd Street-type fare, which I know is more along their line of titles. You can't cater to every horror or exploitation fan, but I think they are doing a stand-up job at giving a lot of unknown and lost films a second chance, and I for one have got every one of their releases so far, and am looking forward to all future ones as well. And if you want a bigger known title, they are putting out Night Train to Terror.

Sometimes you just have to dive into a film you know absolutely nothing about, and sometimes you find a lost gem. The Telephone Book was like that for me.
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