Blood Trilogy

Overview

Exploitation film maven Herschell Gordon Lewis wasn't trying to revolutionize the film industry when he decided to shift from nudity to violence with the first "gore" movie, 1963's Blood Feast. But that's what he ended up doing, for better or worse, when the film became a smash on the drive-in circuit. Lewis' ever-growing cult of admirers will want to check out this box set, which brings together his first three infamous "blood and guts" horror flicks: Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs!, and Color Me Blood Red. ...
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Overview

Exploitation film maven Herschell Gordon Lewis wasn't trying to revolutionize the film industry when he decided to shift from nudity to violence with the first "gore" movie, 1963's Blood Feast. But that's what he ended up doing, for better or worse, when the film became a smash on the drive-in circuit. Lewis' ever-growing cult of admirers will want to check out this box set, which brings together his first three infamous "blood and guts" horror flicks: Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs!, and Color Me Blood Red. Sorry, but unlike Blood Feast's original release, you'll have to bring your own stomach-distress bag.
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Special Features

Over three hours of audio commentary by the producer and director; Over 70 minutes of rare outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage; The original theatrical trailers for all three films; The grisly short film "Carving Magic" and the comprehensive Gallery of Exploitation Art
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
In 1963, after carefully analyzing the market for independent films, former English professor and ad-agency executive Herschell Gordon Lewis and veteran producer Dave Friedman ascertained they could make some good money producing corny horror movies that would splatter theater screens with phony blood and guts. Their first such opus, Blood Feast, finds a Florida-based, Egyptian-born caterer Mal Arnold preparing a sacrificial offering -- consisting of young women's body parts -- to revive an ancient goddess. Its phenomenal success enabled Lewis to rush a follow-up into production. In 2000 Maniacs 1964, six Northern tourists, passing through a Southern town celebrating the centennial of the Civil War, are massacred by the villagers, who have returned from the grave after 100 years to wreak bloody vengeance on the unsuspecting Yankees. Its country music soundtrack, loopy performances, and perverse murder sequences make it the most entertaining film of the lot. The last of the Blood Trilogy, Color Me Blood Red also 1964 isn't quite as gruesome as its predecessors, but it's equally goofy and no less entertaining. Don Joseph plays an insane artist who decides his pictures require a certain shade of red, available only from fresh blood. An articulate, erudite man noted for his self-effacing humor and total lack of pretension, Lewis used shoestring budgets, cheesy production trappings, and incompetent actors to his advantage. The unconcealed shoddiness of his grisly epics reminded viewers the carnage wasn't real and shouldn't be taken seriously. His infamous "Blood Trilogy" -- now available from Image Entertainment as a DVD box set and accompanied by commentaries, trailers, and outtakes -- was wildly successful and inspired fright-film producers all over the world to do some bloodletting of their own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/2000
  • UPC: 014381978728
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Mono / Dolby 5.1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 3:49:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapter Index
1. Main Title; Artist's Block [6:05]
2. Farnsworth Galleries [9:13]
3. A New Color [8:45]
4. Immortalizing Death [4:40]
5. Art World Darling [9:08]
6. Getting More Paint [9:44]
7. A Day at the Beach [7:05]
8. Canvas of Seduction [10:36]
9. Dangerous Art [5:47]
10. "Holy Bananas" [1:52]
11. Nick of Time [4:00]
12. Funeral Fire [1:59]
Side #2
0. Chapter Index
1. Main Title; Detour [7:26]
2. Guests of Honor [10:02]
3. The Welcoming Committee [7:17]
4. Making of a Barbecue [3:05]
5. Sending a Message [5:49]
6. The Barbecue [6:15]
7. The Horse Race [8:56]
8. The Barrel Role [7:58]
9. The Teetering Rock [7:37]
10. The Escape [8:35]
11. Mighty Peculiar [8:33]
12. End Credits [2:07]
Side #3
0. Chapter Index
1. Blood Bath; Main Title [5:50]
2. An Egyptian Feast [6:26]
3. Beach Blanket Butcher [4:53]
4. Home Cookin' [3:08]
5. Killer Tongue [6:10]
6. The Festival of Ishtar [8:32]
7. Wild Eyes [4:38]
8. The Missing Ingredient [7:27]
9. Mean Cuisine [3:49]
10. Left-Overs [4:00]
11. Final Preparation [7:30]
12. Out With the Trash [4:27]
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Menu

Side #1
   Start Feature
   Original Theatrical Trailer
   Audio Commentary
      Commentary: ON
      Commentary: OFF
   Rare Outtakes
   Gallery Of Exploitation Art
Side #2
   Start Feature
   Original Theatrical Trailer
   Audio Commentary/ Language Selection
   Rare Outtakes
   Gallery Of Exploitation Art
Side #3
   Start Feature
   Original Theatrical Trailer
   Audio Commentary
      Commentary: ON
      Commentary: OFF
   Gallery Of Exploitation Art
   "Carving Magic" Short Film
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