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‘Crimson’ DVD Review (Black House)

Stars: Paul Naschy, Silvia Solar, Olivier Mathot, Evelyne Scott, Claude Boisson, Gilda Arancio | Written by Juan Fortuny, Marius Lesoeur, H.L. Rostaine | Directed by Juan Fortuny

Crimson, also known as The Man With The Severed Head (which was the title this film previously debuted under on Arrow’s Arrowdrome label), opens up with a nice gang of criminals taking part in the lovely of activity of robbing a jewelery store. However, it all goes pear shaped when due to well placed idiocy (oh the film world, we do love you) one of the criminals sets off an alarm while trying to steal a lovely pearl necklace. The gang tries to escape but disaster strikes when Paul Naschy’s character gets shot in the head. Realizing that they can’t exactly take him to a hospital they do the next best thing and seek help from a doctor friend of theirs who is somewhat indebted to them.
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‘Zombie Lake’ DVD Review (Black House)

Stars: Howard Vernon, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Anouchka, Antonio Mayans, Lynn Monteil, Youri Radionow, Gilda Arancio, Marcia Sharif, Yvonne Dany, Jean Rene Bleu, Jean Rollin | Written by Julián Esteban & Jess Franco | Directed by Jean Rollin

The residents of a small French village are shocked when a young girl goes missing whilst visiting the nearby lake and another girl is found brutally murdered within the village itself. Naturally, they turn to their friendly neighbourhood mayor (Howard Vernon) to find out what has happened.It turns out that during WW2 the Nazis had occupied the village and instead of bowing down, a group of rebel villagers led by the mayor himself rallied together to fight back. Taking the platoon by surprise they gun them all down and to avoid suspicion further suspicion from potential soldiers, dump the bodies in the lake. As it turns out, one of those killed was actually the father of Helena,
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Competition: Win 2 of Screenbound’s new Euro-horror DVDs

Screenbound’s two brand new Euro cult film labels, Maison Rouge – which will specialise in Euro sleaze and Black House Films, which will focus on Euro Horror. The label has already launched with two releases: Jess Franco’s Female Vampire (aka Bare Breasted Countess) and Helga: She Wolf of Stilberg, released this week.

The next release, on Screenbound’s Black House label, is the zombie classic Zombie Lake from French horror maestro Jean Rollin – which is released on DVD on 20th March.

Thanks to Screenbound we have three copies of Zombie Lake and three copies of Helga: She Wolf of Stilberg to giveaway on DVD. To win a copy of each, just answer the following question:

The next release on the Black House label is Paul Naschy’s Crimson, but by what other name is the film known? Is it:

a) The Man With the Severed Head

b) The Man With the Golden Arm
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Paul Naschy’s Severed Head Leaves Crimson Stains on Kino Lorber

Another nasty Paul Naschy classic, Crimson, is on its way to Blu-ray and DVD from Kino Lorber, and we have your details dripping wet and messy! In stores on June 14th, Crimson is directed by Juan Fortuny and stars Naschy,… Continue Reading →

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Round-Up: Conan The Barbarian Statue, Predator: Life And Death #2 Preview Pages, Crimson: The Color Of Terror Blu-ray

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This Conan the Barbarian statue from Chronicle Collectibles kicks off today’s round-up. Also: preview pages from Dark Horse Comics’ Predator: Life and Death #2 and Blu-ray details for Crimson: The Color of Terror.

Conan the Barbarian Statue: From Chronicle Collectibles: “Hail to the King! King Conan will be up for Pre-order soon, pricing Tba.

18″ tall to the top of the spear, the figure is 14″ seated, 15″ wide and 12″ deep.

www.chroniclecollectibles.com“

A pre-order date has not been determined for this item at this time.

Images from Chronicle Collectibles via The Toyark:

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Predator: Life and Death #2: “Colonial Marines hunt the Predators, and the Predators lead the marines into an ambush! But on the jungle world of Tartarus, everyone has their eyes on the ultimate prize: an otherworldly spacecraft ripe for the taking!

Writer: Dan Abnett

Artist: Brian Thies

Colorist: Rain Beredo

Cover Artist: David Palumbo

Genre: Horror, Science-Fiction

Publication Date: April 6th,
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Spanish Horror Film Legend Paul Naschy Dies

Spanish actor Paul Naschy was a leading star in horror films for forty years from the late 1960s. He was best known for his role as the tragic werewolf, Waldemar Daninsky, which he originated in the 1968 film La Marca del Hombre Lobo (Mark of the Wolfman) from his own script. Though the film pitted Daninsky against a pair of vampires, the movie was oddly retitled Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror when it was released in the United States. He went on to play the werewolf in nearly a dozen subsequent films, many that he also co-scripted under his real name, Jacinto Molina.

Naschy was born Jacinto Alvarez Molina in Madrid on September 6, 1934. He began working in films as an extra in the 1961 biblical feature King of Kings. He appeared in small roles in a handful of films in the 1960s before creating the role of the werewolf Daninsky.

Daninsky returned in
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