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 Horror and Exploitation rarities, spanning the wide reaches of our archive. This set is limited to 2,500 units.
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.
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!
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 escort, sending him into a downward spiral of corruption and violence.
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.
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!