Wednesday, June 4, 2014

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK GIVEAWAY - DEMONS AND DEMONS 2 FROM SYNAPSE!!!


I know what you're thinking. Italian Horror Week doesn't begin for over a month. Yeah, that's true, but in my experience, there's never enough time for people to enter and participate in giveaways that require a little busy work. Today's giveaway, the first of Italian Horror Week 2014, will require a bit of work, some devotion to a great distro company and a love of horror, Italian and otherwise.

Synapse put out these gorgeous steelbooks Blu-ray/DVD combo sets. I picked up my copies last year and they ended up being two of my favorite releases of 2014. I'm proud of them. The artwork alone is a tremendous draw. Synapse Films partnering with DOCTERROR.COM for Italian Horror Week is giving away two separate sets of their steelbook releases of Demons 1 and 2.  It's a great way to get in touch with your inner Lamberto Bava while practicing your Bobby Rhodes routine and correcting the flaws in your Geretta Geretta demon costume for Halloween.

I'm sure you'd like to know how you can win one of these sets. First off, you make sure to go "like" the Doc Terror and Synapse Films Facebook pages. If you're a Twitter user, follow DOCTERROR.COM @drjimmyterror and Synapse at @synapsefilms. You'll need to complete this first step before moving to the "work" part of the giveaway. We're going to send you on your first scavenger hunt of the upcoming Italian Horror Week. That means you have to go through Synapse Films' website and find movies based on some clues we will give you below. You'll want to get the best score possible for your chance to win. Once completed forward your response to jimmy@docterror.com. Make the subject Synapse Scavenger Hunt, and we'll tally your response and log your entry. Include your name and shipping address.

The contest will end July 18th which will be the last official day of IHW. Typically we continue posting the entire weekend long, but it's nice to give everyone a treat as their getting ready to drink the J and B tumblers.

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK BEGINS JULY 11TH ONLY ON DOCTERROR.COM

SYNAPSE SCAVENGER HUNT

1. This movie features a regular Italian Horror actress and is directed by Sergio Corbucci (we'll start it off nice and easy).
2.  This classic monster movie was filmed in Gladstone, New Jersey (about 30 minutes from the Doc Terror's Laboratory.
3. The Canadian government actually paid to have this sexploitation movie made. Oh Oh Ohhhh Canada!
4. Features two Playboy centerfold models and takes place in the village of Karnstein
5. Unseen on Home Video for 30 Years. It's star is in The Brood and The Exterminator
6. Heavy Metal Horror with Flowers in the title.
7. Tag Line on the Cover: "Guns! Girls! Lust! FLESH". Adults only.
8. Documentary about the movie that that guy made who directed the movie with only a guy's name in the title.
9. Features the star of Thriller A Cruel Picture. She plays opposite an actor from Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End.
10. John Zacherle voices the lead creature in this strange mix of drugs and body horror.

Bonus: What upcoming release from Synapse exclaims, "if you're not home by midnight, you won't be coming home" in its trailer?

Full Product Details for the Set:

DEMONS [Limited Edition Steelbook]
Director: Lamberto Bava

Starring: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Fiore Argento, Paola Cozzo, Geretta Geretta, Bobby Rhodes

Run Time: 88 minutes
Release Date: November 19, 2013
Language: English, Italian
Aspect Ratio: 1080p 1.66:1
Format: DVD/Blu-ray combo
Region: Region 1

Price: $45.95 ($39.95 + $6.00 Shipping and Handling)Buy Now (if you don't want to wait for the end of the content after seeing this beautiful product)

Synopsis

A young woman is invited by a mysterious masked man to a theater screening in Germany. Taking a friend, the two beautiful ladies discover they are watching a gory horror film! When a prop on display in the lobby accidentally cuts a young woman’s face, she begins to transform. People begin mutating into hideous monsters and the cinema is locked up tight! One by one, the audience members are violently attacked and transform into disgusting demons hellbent on spreading their apocalyptic plague around the world. Can they be stopped? Featuring an amazing music score by Claudio Simonetti, and heavy metal songs from Billy Idol, Mötley Crüe and Accept, DEMONS is a fantastically gory Italian horror film and widely considered one of the best films of its generation!

Retail Price is $45.95 ($39.95 + $6.00 Shipping and Handling for Special Shipping/Packaging. Additional shipping cost to Canada still applies.)

Features
  • Limited Edition (3000 units from synapse-films.com) Steelbook Featuring All-New Artwork from Wes Benscoter
  • Each Steelbook is Blu-ray packaging sized, and will be a “Combo Pack” containing both a Blu-ray (BD-50) and a DVD (DVD-9) of the feature and extras.
  • Unlike previous releases, we have the original Italian Language Stereo mix, the “International” stereo alternate dub mix and the original U.S. mono soundtrack!
  • Audio Commentary Track with Cast & Crew Featuring Recollections from Director Lamberto Bava, Make-up Effects Artist Sergio Stivaletti, Musician Claudio Simonetti and actress Geretta Geretta.
  • Removable English Subtitles for both the U.S. Language Dub Version, as well as the Original Italian Version.
  • Collectible Reproduction of the Original Metropol Theatre Ticket seen in the Film.
  • The transfer is from a new HD scan of the original 35mm negative, in 1080p/23.98fps 1.66:1 aspect ratio [not the same muted colors and weak black levels as previous released versions].
  • All audio tracks will be encoded in DTS-HD MA.
  • Featurettes (from Calum Waddell’s HIGH RISING PRODUCTIONS Company) include:
  • PROFONDO JONES – THE CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE – Interview with Alan Jones
  • CARNAGE AT THE CINEMA – LAMBERTO BAVA AND HIS SPLATTER MASTERPIECE – 30 Minute Interview with Director Lamberto Bava
  • MONSTROUS MEMORIES WITH LUIGI COZZI – 30 Minute Interview
  • SPLATTER STUNT ROCK – Interview with Stunt Man Ottaviano Dell’Acqua
  • DARIO AND HIS DEMONS – PRODUCING MONSTER MAYHEM – All-New Exclusive Interview with Producer Dario Argento.



DEMONS 2 [Limited Edition Steelbook]
Director: Lamberto Bava

Starring: David Edwin Knight, Nancy Brilli, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Asia Argento, Bobby Rhodes

Run Time: 91 minutes
Release Date: November 19, 2013
Language: English, Italian
Aspect Ratio: 1080p 1.66:1
Format: DVD/Blu-ray combo
Region: Region 1

Price: $45.95 ($39.95 + $6.00 Shipping and Handling)Buy Now

Synopsis

The demons return in this terrifying sequel! A young woman’s birthday party turns deadly as a televised horror film unleashes more demonic mayhem… this time in a high-rise apartment building! As the residents are attacked, the plague spreads and transforms the tenants into bloodthirsty mutated killers!

Retail Price is $45.95 ($39.95 + $6.00 Shipping and Handling for Special Shipping/Packaging. Additional shipping cost to Canada still applies.)

Features
  • Limited Edition (3000 units from synapse-films.com) Steelbook Featuring All-New Artwork from Wes Benscoter
  • Each Steelbook is Blu-ray packaging sized, and will be a “Combo Pack” containing both a Blu-ray (BD-50) and a DVD (DVD-9) of the feature and extras.
  • Contains the Original Italian Language Mix and the Original English Soundtrack.
  • Removable English Subtitles for both the English and Italian Versions.
  • The transfer is from a new HD scan of the original 35mm negative, in 1080p/23.98fps 1.66:1 aspect ratio [not the same muted colors and weak black levels as previous released versions].
  • All audio tracks will be encoded in DTS-HD MA.
  • Featurettes (from Calum Waddell’s HIGH RISING PRODUCTIONS Company) include:
  • SCREAMING FOR A SEQUEL - THE DELIRIOUS LEGACY OF DEMONS 2 - Interview with Lamberto Bava
  • THE DEMONS GENERATION - ROY BAVA DISCUSSES A LEGACY IN LACERATIONS - Assistant Director Roy Bava Speaks About His Experiences on DEMONS and DEMONS 2
  • A SOUNDTRACK FOR SPLATTER - Composer Simon Boswell Discusses His Genre Music Making Career.
  • DEMONIC INFLUENCES - FEDERICO ZAMPAGLIONE SPEAKS - Interview Segment

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