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Sunday, October 8, 2017

We Keep Odd Hours

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So, been a while, no?  Some of you may have noticed there hasn't been a brand new post in, what, three years?  Well, that's not changing now, but for those who stumbled upon this site via weird googling or were directed from another location, I at least wanted to pop a quick note up letting you know where the real action is:

Our Upcoming DVD & Blu-Ray Releases of Note list is constantly updated -- I'm biased, but I think it's the best of its type, and hopefully you'll find it useful. 

Also, I post multiple times a week at the Cinema Arcana Facebook Page with pre-order write-ups, exclusive news announcements and other ramblings.  Definitely swing by and give it a "like" -- if that's your thing.


© 2017 -- Bruce Holecheck. All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The VHS Archives: Sergio Bergonzelli's SCANDAL (1971)

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SCANDAL
Sergio Bergonzelli's Io Cristiana, studentessa degli scandali (1971)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Mogul Communications, Inc.
Catalog: MOG 1035
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1987
Runtime: 89:59
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Sergio Bergonzelli
Year of Release: 1971
Country of Origin: Italy
Stars: Glenn Saxson, Malisa Longo, Patricia Reed, Antonella Murgia
AKAs: Cristiana, Scandalous Student; Scandal Story; School of Erotic Enjoyment; Sexual Provocation; Cristina, Perverted Teenager; Forbidden Caresses

Verbatim Box Synopsis
... a story of uninhibited sex, violent passion and shattered relationships.
A beautiful young student whose superficial affair with her college professor is out of control.
The college professor's wife ... herself a victim of the scandal.
The boyfriend that can no longer play the game, as the story builds to it's violent vindictive peak.

U.S. Mogul Communications, Inc. sleeve! 

Spanish Video Tricorp sleeve, courtesy of
Exhumed Movies' Jose Antonio Diego Bogajo!






Some promotional photos from the Cinema Arcana Archives!


Original trailer, uploaded by Sleaze-O-Rama!

Looking for Scandal on VHS? Good luck!
No DVD, either.

Investigate more titles with Project: MOGUL!

For a look at other labels, check out The VHS Archives!

© 2014 -- Bruce Holecheck. All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The VHS Archives: Robert Slatzer's BIGFOOT (1970)

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BIGFOOT
Robert Slatzer's Bigfoot (1970)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: World Video, Inc.
Catalog: WV-1013
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: ?
Runtime: 83:26
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Robert Slatzer
Year of Release: 1970
Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Stars: Joi Lansing, John Carradine, Chris Mitchum, Judy Jordan, John Mitchum, Haji
AKAs: Big Foot; Bigfoot vs. the Rock Band; Big Foot: The Biggest Monster of All Time; King Kong's Son 

Verbatim Box Synopsis
In the wilds of the rigged Northwest, humans are captured by the legendary "BigFoot". It soon becomes evident that a whole colony of these creatures exists, and that they intend to mate with their captured prey!
An exciting and dangerous manhunt ensues...
A breathtaking, surprise ending!

U.S. World Video Pictures, Inc. sleeve! 

German Video Medien Pool (VMP) sleeve,
courtesy of Video-Museum.net










A selection of promotional shots from the Cinema Arcana Archives! We own the original negatives to these photos, along with the positive proofs (which is what we scanned here). They actually offer much better views of the creatures than you find in the film itself!


Fun video promo, created and uploaded by CheezyFlicks!

Looking for Bigfoot on VHS? It's available on Amazon here. There's also a bootleg DVD from those hucksters at CheezyFlicks, if you just want to see the movie. 

Investigate more titles with Project: WORLD!

For a look at other labels, check out The VHS Archives!

© 2014 -- Bruce Holecheck. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The VHS Archives: Marino Girolami's YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE HEART (1975)

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YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE HEART
Marino Girolami's La moglie vergine (1975)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Prism Entertainment Corp.
Catalog: 2815
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1985
Runtime: 97:31
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: Trailer for Beyond Erotica

About the Film
Director: Marino Girolami
Year of Release: 1975
Country of Origin: Italy
Stars: Edwige Fenech, Ray Lovelock, Carroll Baker, Renzo Montagnani
AKAs: Valentina; The Virgin Wife; At Last, At Last; The First Night of Marriage; Come, Let's Make Love; Man, That's the Thing!You Haven't Fixed My Virginity!

Verbatim Box Synopsis
CARROLL BAKER stars in this amusing, and amorous escapade about a honeymoon gone sour and a wild plot to "revitalize" the groom.
Baker plays mother to virgin bride Valentina and impotent new husband John.
John's uncle tempts the groom with a delectable diet of willing sex partners -- servant girls, waitresses, and even his own lover... with no success. 
Still a virgin, Valentina flees to a nudist camp, only to be tracked by her mother and husband John, who discover the answer to John's problem after a rainy night together.
In a rollicking "romantic" fiasco, husband, wife and mother embark on a colorful and "unique" honeymoon together.

U.S. Prism Entertainment sleeve!

U.K. Video Programme Distributors Limited Sleeve,
courtesy of Lovelock&Load!

German VPS Video sleeve, originally scanned by Taya! 
Be sure to visit his sitededicated to cover artist Luis Royo!

Spanish JF Films Video sleeve!

Greek Empire Video sleeve!

Greek Apollon Video sleeve (featuring images from a different film), 
courtesy of Rolfens DVD!








A selection of promotional stills, direct from the Arcana Archives!

Opening credits, complete with insanely catchy theme song,
"Tic Toc."  Uploaded by "gioburrasca"!

Looking for You've Got to Have Heart on VHS? It's available on Amazon here. Not on legit DVD, as far as I can tell. 

Investigate more titles with Project: Prism!

For a look at other labels, check out The VHS Archives!

© 2014 -- Bruce Holecheck. All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The VHS Archives: Ferdinando Baldi's SICILIAN CONNECTION (1972)

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SICILIAN CONNECTION
Ferdinando Baldi's Afyon oppio (1972)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Video City Productions
Catalog: None
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1986
Runtime: 96:01
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: Trailers for Mob War, Spy Story (2.35:1!), and "Air Show"

About the Film
Director: Ferdinando Baldi
Year of Release: 1972
Country of Origin: Italy / France
Stars: Ben Gazarra, Silvia Monti, Fausto Tozzi, Jess Hahn, Malisa Longo
AKAs: The Sicilian Connection, The Opium Connection, The Opium Route, For the Godfather of Sicily

Verbatim Box Synopsis
BEN GAZARRA stars in this best-ever depiction of the evil opium trade. Travel the "Opium Route" from the "Golden Triangle", across the Sahara, through Europe and on to the United States, in this non-stop, Mafia action thriller, sure to please all "gang-land" movie fans. 

U.S. Video City Productions sleeve!

UK Video Form Pictures pre-cert sleeve,
courtesy of Lovelock and Load's Jonny Redman!

 Japanese Toemi Video sleeve, courtesy of Vince Corkadel! 
Be sure to check out his YouTube Channel!

Danish Dansk Video Film sleeve, courtesy of Nils Markvardsen!

Original Variety ad, courtesy of Unpopped Cinema!


International trailer, uploaded by "Night of the Trailers"!

Looking for Sicilian Connection on VHS? It's not readily available. Not on DVD, either. Good luck!

Investigate more titles with Project: Video City!

For a look at other labels, check out The VHS Archives!

© 2014 -- Bruce Holecheck. All Rights Reserved.