THE DUKE MITCHELL COLLECTION (LIMITED EDITION) BLU-RAY
I JUST FOUND THESE IN A BOX WHILE UNPACKING. THESE WERE DAMAGED BOXES. I WAS WAITING FOR REPLACEMENTS THAT NEVER CAME. EACH ONE HAS SOME CORNER DAMAGE TO THE BOX. THE BOX IS ALSO A LITTLE BIT TOO SMALL TO EASILY GET THEM OUT. THESE ARE NEW BUT NOT SEALED.
MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE:
YOU'RE IN, OR YOU'RE IN THE WAY!
Italian-American actor and nightclub singer Duke Mitchell wrote, produced, directed and starred in this homemade answer to THE GODFATHER, self-financed with earnings from his career as the self-proclaimed Mr. Palm Springs. Previously known for his Martin and Lewis act with Sammy Petrillo as seen in BELA LUGOSI MEETS A BROOKLYN GORILLA, Duke plays the ruthless son of a Mafia kingpin who blasts his way through Hollywood on a bloody crime spree. Promising more guts, more action, more dynamite than the Mario Puzo gangster classic, MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE delivers an onslaught of low-budget mayhem unlike anything you've ever seen. Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the definitive release of the most violent movie ever made!
2 Disc Deluxe Edition Combo Pack - Blu-ray + DVD
Incredible new hi-definition digital restoration of the original director's cut
Stunning digital restoration of the original mono soundtrack
Interviews with Jeffrey Mitchell, Frankie Ray, George Jacobs, Jim LoBianco, and exploitation legend Matt Cimber
Almost one full hour of never-before-seen Duke Mitchell home movies
Lost audio recording - Duke Mitchell Live in Concert, June 9, 1960
Bonus TV special - AN IMPRESSIONISTIC TRIBUTE TO JIMMY DURANTE
Extensive still galleries, radio spots, and theatrical trailer
Glossy 12 page booklet containing liner notes by veteran cult movie journalist David Szulkin
Spectacular new cover painting by renowned Los Angeles cult artist Dave Lebow
GONE WITH THE POPE:
Lost for over 30 years, GONE WITH THE POPE stars famed nightclub performer Duke Mitchell as Paul, a paroled gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the Pope and 'charge a dollar from every Catholic in the world' as the ransom". Shot in 1975, GONE WITH THE POPE was unfinished at the time of Duke Mitchell's death in 1981.
Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing rediscovered GONE WITH THE POPE in 1995 and vowed to save it from obscurity. Academy Award-winning film editor Murawski (THE HURT LOCKER, ARMY OF DARKNESS) spent 15 years completing GONE WITH THE POPE from the surviving film elements. Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the Holy Grail of exploitation cinema!
Spectacular 2K digital restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
Three stunning audio options - mono, stereo and 5.1 - mixed by Emmy award-winning mixer Marti Humphrey
In-depth interviews with stars Jim LoBianco and John Murgia, cinematographer Peter Santoro, editors Bob Leighton and Robert Florio, and legendary exploitation producer/director Matt Cimber
Footage from the 2010 Hollywood World Premiere
Deleted scenes and bloopers
Liner notes by acclaimed horror novelist John Skipp
Extensive still galleries and theatrical trailer