Lucio Fulci’s CONQUEST, is one of the most bonkers and entertaining out of all the Sword & Sandal flicks to come out of the ’80s. It’s a film I’ve been anxiously awaiting an HD release, but until that happens we can have the rousing original score by Claudio Simonetti in our earholes! For the first time ever, Simonetti’s original score to CONQUEST is coming to vinyl from the good folks over at Rustblade Records!
88 Films’ Friday announcements keep coming, and (appropriately enough) the highlight of the latest bunch of Blu-ray reveals is FRIDAY FOSTER, the Pam Grier blaxploitation classic from 1975. Directed by Arthur Marks, this one also features a stellar cast that includes Yaphet Kotto (ALIEN, LIVE AND LET DIE), Scatman Crothers (THE SHINING), Carl Weathers (ROCKY), and singer Eartha Kitt (TV’s BATMAN). Extras are still in the works.
Earlier this year Vinegar Syndrome releases 1978’s THE BEES on a glorious blu-ray. We discussed the film in depth on Episode 96 of the podcast. Those of you who may have passed up on the blu-ray or just want easy access to this bizarre film can now rejoice: THE BEES is now streaming on Exploitation.tv! […]
For those rejoicing Shout! Factory’s release of the Chuck Norris/Cannon Films action epic INVASION U.S.A. last month will no doubt be super excited for this one. The label will be releasing a Special Edition Blu-ray of DEATH WISH II, starring Charles Bronson. The 1982 sequel reunites Bronson and original DEATH WISH director Michael Winner (as well as co-star Vincent Gardenia), and features a legendary score by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. Nastier and sleazier than its predecessor, the film was a massive success for producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, kicking off a barrage of Cannon classics throughout the rest of the 1980s, including 10 TO MIDNIGHT, MISSING IN ACTION, AMERICAN NINJA, KICKBOXER, and THE DELTA FORCE.