Welcome to the Vinegar Syndrome Staff Picks section, where we highlight our favorite releases from the many other fine labels releasing films on home video. This section, which will be updated semi regularly, features an array of crucial genre films, which no home library should be without.
Since our inception, Vinegar Syndrome, through our sister lab, OCN Digital Labs, has had the honor of working on dozens of restorations for some of the best home video distributors in the business. As well as being selected as a 'Staff Picks' title, we were also involved with this film's digital restoration in some combination of scanning, restoration and/or color correction. Films that we have worked on will be tagged with the 'Lab Work' label.
It remains one of the most notorious thrillers in UK cinema history, a film so graphically depraved it was banned by British censors for nearly 25 years: Eurocult legend Udo Kier (ANDY WARHOL’S DRACULA, SUSPIRIA) stars in the twisted story of a disturbed novelist, his posh girlfriend (UK softcore goddess Fiona Richmond), a secluded house in the English countryside, and the horny nymphet (luscious Linda Hayden of BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW fame) who triggers a nightmare of deviant desires, sexual violence, brutal murder and bloody revenge. Also known as EXPOSE and TRAUMA, this still-controversial shocker has been fully restored from a private collector’s original print – including all of Linda Hayden’s infamous scenes of self-gratification – to now deliver on the promise of the original British ads that “Nothing, but nothing, is left to the imagination!”
- Audio Commentary with Writer/Director James Kenelm Clarke and Producer Brian Smedley-Aston
- An Angel For Satan – Interview With Actress Linda Hayden