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Cult-classic Reefer Madness on Blu-ray February

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The 1936 cult-classic film Reefer Madness will finally officially be getting a Blu-ray Disc release on February 25th via Kino Classics in collaboration with Something Weird. This release will be “Volume 2” in what is dubbed the Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of The Exploitation Picture collection that includes a total of three individual volumes, and a total of six cult-classics. There’s more on those other volumes in that set later in this post. It’s first worth noting that this will included a bonus film, yet another propaganda piece called “Sex Madness” from 1938. Both of these two films included on this volume have been “meticulously restored from 35mm elements.” The exact tech specs for the release have yet to be detailed. You can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included in the release (for the two films) are listed below.

  • Audio commentary for Reefer Madness by Eric Schaefer, author of Bold! Daring! Shocking True! A History of Exploitation Films, 1919-1959
  • Assassin of Youth (abridged version)
  • High on the Range (1924, excerpt)
  • Gallery of exploitation trailers, including Reefer MadnessCocaine
  • FiendsMarihuana: Weed With Roots in Hell, Narcotic, and more
  • Radio spots: The Narcotic StoryReefer RuinMetamorphosis and the Weed

Below, after the break, you can find more information about this volume and the other two volumes of this edgy collection.

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1973 film “The Iceman Cometh” starring Lee Marvin is coming to Blu-ray in March


The 1973 John Frankenheimer directed film The Iceman Cometh starring Lee Marvin is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 26th, via Kino Classics (Kino Lorber). The film co-starred Fredric MarchRobert Ryan, Jeff Bridges, Bradford Dillman, Juno Dawson, and Sorrell Booke.

Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but it is known that both the director’s cut and original theatrical cut of the film both have received new 2K restorations. The Blu-ray is already available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials and the contents of this 2-disc set are listed below.

  • Disc One: New 2K restoration of the complete 239-minute director’s cut with
    optional English subtitles
  • Disc Two: New 2K restoration of the 178-minute theatrical version with optional English SDH subtitles
  • Interview with Edie Landau
  • “Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera,” a promotional film for the American Film Theatre
  • Trailer Gallery