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This special limited edition spot gloss slipcover (designed by Adam Maida) is limited to 6,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Welcome Vinegar Syndrome Labs (VSL) to the VS Sub-Label family! As with each of our sub-labels we are hoping to expand and defy expectations with the diversity of films we restore and release. As the name implies, VSL will serve as a kind of testing area for releasing genres and eras of film that one might not immediately expect to come from VS. The ultimate objective of VSL will be to see if these types of films will find an audience, and if so, pursue and release more of them…and even if not, still serve as a means of restoring more of the weird, rare, and unusual movies you might not expect from Vinegar Syndrome.

The year is 1991. Max and Albert are two pioneers about to embark on the scientific experiment of a lifetime, volunteering to be the first ever cryogenically frozen humans. If all goes well they'll wake up in 3 years to fame and fortune. Luckily for Max and Albert the experiment is a success...until they find out that the year is now 2044, a global war has taken place, the M-Bomb has wiped out all male species on Earth and reproduction is handled via test tubes in a lab. The Congress of the World Women's League is in complete control and they're the only two men alive! What seems like a dream scenario soon turns into a nightmare when they realize males have been demonized and 'The League' may be keeping a sinister secret. They'll have to convince The League that they're ready to serve in the old ways of reproduction or lose their manhood in the process of 'Naturalization'!

SEXMISSION is a side-splitting satire from Polish director Juliusz Machulski that straddles the genre lines of sci-fi and sex-romp in equal measure! Critical and skewering of both chauvinist fears about the extremes of feminism and the Polish government's fallible attempt to pull the wool over its citizen's eyes, it features a cast of Polish all-stars from Jerzy Stuhr (Dekalog) and Olgierd Łukaszewicz (Interrogation) to Boguslawa Pawelec (Blind Chance) and Dorota Stalinska (Ga-ga: Glory to the Heroes). Vinegar Syndrome Labs is proud to present the North American Blu-ray debut of SEXMISSION!

directed by: Juliusz Machulski
starring: Jerzy Stuhr, Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Boguslawa Pawelec, Dorota Stalinska
1984 / 122 min / 1.85:1 / Polish Mono with English subtitles

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Newly restored by Vinegar Syndrome from an existing studio master
  • Commentary track with author and film historian Jeremy Richey
  • "Mission-Exmission-Sexmission" (15 min) - an interview with actor Olgierd Łukaszewicz
  • "Dark Side of the Moon: Science Fiction Films in The Polish People's Republic" (12 min) - an interview with film historian Tomasz Kolankiewicz
  • "Mission Accomplished?: Womenworlds and Male Power" (17 min) - a video essay by author and film historian Andrew Nette
  • Reversible sleeve artwork
  • Newly translated English subtitles