Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore

Overview

Explore the career of the filmmaker responsible for inventing the modern gore film in this documentary featuring interviews with such ardent fans and followers as Pink Flamingoes director John Waters and famed drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs. In the beginning, Hershell Gordon Lewis titillated moviegoers with "Nudie Cuties" -- films which featured pretty young women in various states of undress. His career took a decidedly gruesome turn, however, when he unleashed Blood Feast on unsuspecting grindhouse ...
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Overview

Explore the career of the filmmaker responsible for inventing the modern gore film in this documentary featuring interviews with such ardent fans and followers as Pink Flamingoes director John Waters and famed drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs. In the beginning, Hershell Gordon Lewis titillated moviegoers with "Nudie Cuties" -- films which featured pretty young women in various states of undress. His career took a decidedly gruesome turn, however, when he unleashed Blood Feast on unsuspecting grindhouse audiences in 1963. A film that reveled in viscera, Blood Feast pushed the boundaries of gore in a manner that was positively shocking for the time. And Lewis was only getting started; in the years that followed he continued to shock moviegoers with such unapologetically repulsive horror films as Two Thousand Maniacs!, The Gruesome Twosome, and The Wizard of Gore. In this film, movie fans get the unique opportunity to explore one of the most fascinating - and morbid -- chapters in the history of cinema.
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Special Features

Over an Hour of Deleted Scenes!; H.G. Lewis Trailer Reel!; Rare Lewis Short: Hot Night at the Go-Go Lounge!; Gallery of H.G. Lewis Exploitation Art!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • UPC: 014381733624
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,263

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Waters Interviewee
Joe Bob Briggs Interviewee
Herschell Gordon Lewis Interviewee
Technical Credits
Frank Henenlotter Director
Jimmy Maslon Director, Producer
Mike Vraney Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore
1. Scene 1 [:14]
2. Scene 2 [8:00]
3. Scene 3 [7:21]
4. Scene 4 [10:17]
5. Scene 5 [4:23]
6. Scene 6 [6:23]
7. Scene 7 [6:52]
8. Scene 8 [4:54]
9. Scene 9 [10:32]
10. Scene 10 [17:50]
11. Scene 11 [9:19]
12. Scene 12 [17:47]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore
   Play Feature
   Scenes
   Bonus Features
      Hot Night At The Go-Go Lounge
      Deleted Scenes
      Photo Gallery
      Trailers
         Play All
            The Godfather Of Gore
            Marijuana Assassin Of Youth
            Gruesome Twosome
            Alley Tramp
            She-Devils On Wheels
            Goldilocks & The Three Bears
            Something Weird
            Wizard of Gore
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