Over the past five years, all of us at Vinegar Syndrome have worked to find, restore, and re-issue some of the most eclectic, unique, and unjustly forgotten genre films from the greatest era for independent cinema, the 1960s through 80s. While our focus is always on preservation (and ALL of our restorations are archived in either 2k or 4k, depending on how the film was scanned), on some titles we couldn’t justify the expense of Blu-ray and as such, only DVD editions were issued.
However, to celebrate our fifth anniversary, we’ve assembled this limited edition 2-disc Blu-ray collection of five previously DVD only Exploitation and Horror titles, spanning the wide reaches of our archive. This set is limited to 2,500 units. 2018 yearly package subscribers will receive this release with their January shipments. Limit 1 copy per customer – strictly enforced.
Additionally, let us know on social media or the forums if you would like to see more of these sets. If there is enough interest and sales, we might release more throughout the year.
THE MUTHERS: One man exploitation filmmaking machine Cirio Santiago’s high octane and female led action classic, THE MUTHERS, chronicles a dangerous attempt to rescue an inmate from a brutal all-female prison.
directed by: Cirio Santiago
starring: Jayne Kennedy, Trina Parks, Tony Carreon, Rosanne Katon
1976 | 83min | 1.85:1 OAR
FLESH & BULLETS: A confusing film from a confusing filmography, Carlos Tobalina’s bizarre 80s updating of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, features the likes of Yvonne DeCarlo and Cesar Romero acting along side Mai Lin!
directed by: Carlos Tobalina
starring: Aldo Ray, Colleen Brennan, Robert Z’Dar, Mai Lin, Yvonne De Carlo
1985 | 85min | 1.85:1 OAR
THE HANG UP: Unsung auteur, John Hayes’ masterpiece of misery follows the sad life of a lonely vice cop who begins an illicit affair with a beautiful prostitute, only to discover that she’s underage, sending him into a downward spiral of corruption and violence.
directed by: John Hayes
starring: Sharon Matt, Mary McGee, Tony Vorno, William Conners
1970 | 75min | 1.85:1 OAR
DUNGEON OF HARROW: This Texas made 16mm obscurity directed by comic artist Pat Boyette is a contemporaneous tribute to early 60s gothic horror films, as a shipwrecked sailor finds himself trapped in a castle populated by bloodthirsty nobility.
directed by: Pat Boyette
starring: Russ Harvey, Aaron Phillips, Helen Hogan, Shelby Leverington
1962 | 87min | 1.85:1 OAR
MURDER ON THE EMERALD SEAS: The directorial debut of Alan Ormsby, this oddball murder murder mystery focuses on a series of mysterious deaths surrounding a beauty patent, promoting the lead detective to go undercover to investigate…in drag!
directed by: Alan Ormsby
starring: Peter Conrad, Robert Perault, Jennifer Michalover, Judy LaScala
1974 | 98min | 1.85:1 OAR
• Region free Blu-ray (2-disc set)
• Scanned and restored in 2k from various film elements
• Brand new scan and restoration of DUNGEON OF HARROW!
• Limited edition of 2,500 units
Link to high-res cover image: here