Vinegar Syndrome announced its September release calendar this past week with four new Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack presentations and the latest DVD installment in the company’s popular Peekarama double-feature collection. The release date will be Sept. 27.
Leading the way is director Javier Aguirre’s 1973 (domestic 1974) horror film, Count Dracula’s Great Love, starring Paul Naschy as the legendary bloodsucker.
There are two versions of the film that have been scanned and restored in 2K from the 35mm internegative. The English-dubbed theatrical cut, which was released in March of 1974, and the original, un-cut Spanish-language (Euro-version) edition of the film (read that as more sex; more gore) are included here.
Bonus goodies include commentary featuring filmmaker Javier Aguirre, actor Paul Naschy and moderated by Angel Gomez Rivero and newly-prepared video session actress Mirta Miller (as Elke).
Next up is a new 2K restoration (from the original 16mm film elements) of adult filmmaker Steve Scott’s 1984 adult-detective thriller, China & Silk (making its home entertainment debut), starring Ginger Lynn and Herschel Savage as “undercover” detectives. Their drug smuggling investigation runs afoul of crime figure, Lily Chang (Kristara Barrington) … and more than gun shots are exchanged as they attempt to bring her down.
There are two separate commentary options — one featuring cinematographer Tom Howard, who is joined by filmmaker David McCabe (aka: David DeCoteau) and the second teams actor Herschel Savage and XRCO co-founder, Bill Margold.
A pair of films from writer/director Richard Casey will also be available on Sept. 27 as newly-minted Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs (2K restorations from 16mm archival elements).
The first of these is his 1985 slasher film, Horror House on Highway 5, which is noted having a crazed killer dressed in a Nixon mask.
Bonus features include commentary from writer/director Richard Casey, a making-of featurette titled, “Return to Horror House on Highway 5,” and the music video, ”Beach Party with Vom.”
The second film from Richard Casey getting a special showcase release from Vinegar Syndrom on Sept. 27 is his 1988 heavy metal saga, Hellbend, starring Phil Ward as rocker Lemmy, who meets the “ultimate” promoter.
Bonus features include commentary from filmmaker Richard Casey and the featurette titled, “A Little Chaos.”
Rounding out the September release package from Vinegar Syndrome is the latest Peekarama double feature showcasing the early ‘80s work of adult filmmaker Damon Christian — Titillation (1982, starring Angelique Pettyjohn) and Eat at the Blue Fox (1983, with Herschel Savage, Ron Jeremy, Desiree Lane and Pamela Mann … among others).