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Notebook's 6th Writers Poll: Fantasy Double Features of 2013

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Looking back over the year at what films moved and impressed us, it is clear that watching old films is a crucial part of making new films meaningful. Thus, the annual tradition of our end of year poll, which calls upon our writers to pick both a new and an old film: they were challenged to choose a new film they saw in 2013—in theaters or at a festival—and creatively pair it with an old film they also saw in 2013 to create a unique double feature.

All the contributors were given the option to write some text explaining their 2013 fantasy double feature. What's more, each writer was given the option to list more pairings, with or without explanation, as further imaginative film programming we'd be lucky to catch in that perfect world we know doesn't exist but can keep dreaming of every time we go to the movies.

How
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Severin Films hooks up with Intervision for future releases

Severin Films has been one of those companies for the past five years that have been releasing some great flicks on DVD and Blu-Ray. Now, they announce that they will be handling all future production and marketing for Intervision Picture Corporation. It’s a match made in heaven if you ask me. Severin puts out quality releases and with them behind the wheel of Intervision product, that definitely puts a smile to my face. Their first release, the 1983 shot-on-video slasher called Sledgehammer. Read on for the official press release.

From the Press Release:

Los Angeles, CA, April 26, 2011 – Severin Films today announced an agreement with the estate of Larry Gold, Sr. to handle all future production and marketing for Intervision Picture Corporation. The arrangement commences with the 5/10 release of 1983’s Sledgehammer, notorious as the first shot-on-tape ‘slasher’ thriller for the then-exploding home video market. Gold, a pioneer of ‘70s film distribution and ‘80s genre VHS,
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Lost 80's Slasher Sledgehammer Finally Comes to DVD

Here at Dread Central we write hundreds if not thousands of news stories per month. We're getting to the point where it's becoming increasingly harder and harder to surprise us. Yet every now and again though it happens. Like now for instance.

From the Press Release

Severin Films today announced an agreement with the estate of Larry Gold, Sr. to handle all future production and marketing for Intervision Picture Corporation. The arrangement commences with the 5/10 release of 1983’s Sledgehammer, notorious as the first shot-on-tape ‘slasher’ thriller for the then-exploding home video market. Gold, a pioneer of ‘70s film distribution and ‘80s genre VHS, died in March following a massive coronary at his home in Thailand. Severin’s Evan Husney will supervise all production and marketing for the label. Intervision product will continue to be distributed in the United States by Cav Distributing Corporation.

Intervision was reactivated in January 2011 with the
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Retro Slave: Severin merges with Intervision to bring us notorious Sledgehammer and more

Severin Films has announced they will handle all future production and marketing for Intervision Picture Corporation. The arrangement commences with the 5/10 release of 1983.s Sledgehammer, notorious as the first shot-on-tape slasher thriller for the then-exploding home video market.

.Either by way of budget constraints or warped vision,. says Intervision marketing director Evan Husney, .each release will represent a piece of a cinematic underbelly from a universe all its own. Buried in obscurity and ripe for reintroduction, the films in Intervision's new cult canon assure top-shelf bizarro derangement, gonzo action, transcendental fever dreams and beyond..

Gold, a pioneer of .70s film distribution and .80s genre VHS, died in March following a massive coronary at his home in Thailand. Severin.s Evan Husney will supervise all production and marketing for the label. Intervision product will continue to be distributed in the United States by Cav Distributing Corporation.

Intervision was reactivated in January
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Paula-Paula – DVD Review

The Film:

At the ripe old age of 80, Jess Franco isn’t collecting dust. He’s still making movies, as evident in this 2010 experimental “nudie-cutie” Paula-Paula, which has been given a wider release thanks to a newly founded Intervision Pictures Corp. Running a mere 66 minutes, the film’s been dubbed an “audiovisual experience”. Hardcore Franco fans will collect every one of his films on DVD, from the great (like The Awful Dr. Orloff) to the atrocious (Oasis of the Zombies). Where does Paula-Paula fall?

Somewhere in between.

Within these 66 minutes of its running time, there’s a minute plot, which has a night club entertainer institutionalized for a murder of another stripper, but Franco uses this plot line ambiguously. Paula-Paula is more of a digital experiment, something that is echoed in the disc’s extras, but it does feature some typical Franco elements. Like his sex films, there’s plenty of long,
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DVD and Blu-Ray Releases for February 8, 2011

Well fiends, it is another week for us to plop down our hard earned dollars for some ghoulish digital entertainment. The week we have an exploitation classic hitting Blu-Ray as well as its remake plus more! Check it out beyond the break.

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Alice in Murderland

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From IMDb.com – It’s Alice’s birthday and her sorority girlfriends throw her a themed party. Everyone comes as their favorite,
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Some Killer New DVDs Due From Intervision Picture Corporation

It seems like over the course of the last few years a ton of new DVD labels are popping up specifically to deal with exploitation and grindhouse cinema.  I, for one, am completely okay with this trend.  Just a few weeks ago, another label made its intentions known, and they look like they'll be getting a great start in the business.

Intervision Picture Corporation is yet another label, like my beloved Arrow Video in the UK, trying to bring back the Video Nasty/Early VHS feel to home video.  As you can see from their video trailer below, they've certainly got the feel for this type of home video nailed.  Larry Gold, a veteran of VHS distribution from the early days of home video has chosen some really great titles to whet home viewers' appetites. 

First up in January will be something old and something new from EuroHorror legend, Jess Franco.
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