Hemisphere Box of Horrors
4 Blu-ray discs
Label: Severin Films
Prebook: 3/12/19 Street: 4/9/19
Catalog #: SEV92858
Color and Black & White. 415 minutes. In English
Region A. Discs 1, 2 and 3: Full Screen 1.33:1, Disc 4: Widescreen 1.77:1 and 1.66:1
Production years 1964, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1971
Directors: Gerardo de Leon, Al Adamson, Harold Hoffman, Harald Reinl
Cast: Ronald Remy, Amalia Fuentes, Eddie Fernandez, Ben Feleo, Pierre L. Salas, Grant Williams, Kent Taylor, John Bloom, Lex Barker, Karin Dor, Christopher Lee
Though best known for their legendary BLOOD ISLAND Trilogy, the Philippine/U.S. production/distribution company Hemisphere Pictures was also responsible for some of the most provocative and insane films of the ‘60s and ‘70s drive-in/grindhouse era. THE BLOOD DRINKERS and CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES are the still-potent masterpieces from The Father of Philippine Horror Gerry de Leon. BRAIN OF BLOOD is the all-star Grade Z classic from infamous exploitation auteur Al Adamson. THE BLACK CAT and TORTURE CHAMBER OF DR. SADISM – starring Christopher Lee and Tarzan – are Hemisphere’s two most extreme acquisitions for the company’s notorious double-feature packages. The films in this collection have all been newly scanned in 2K/4K from the best – and often only – complete elements available.
HEMISHPERE BOX OF HORRORS is a limited, numbered edition release of only 3500 units.
Disc 1 – THE BLOOD DRINKERS: •Manong of the Philippines: Interview with Script Supervisor and Gerry De Leon’s AD Dik Trofeo.
•Hemisphere Appreciation by Filmmaker David DeCoteau.
•Audio Commentary with Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger.
•Partial Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
•BLOOD DRINKERS Trailer.
•VAMPIRE PEOPLE Trailer.
Disc 2 – CURSE OF THE VAMPIRE: •Cursed Vampire: Interview with Actor Eddie Garcia.
•The Market of Hemisphere: Interview with Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
•Audio Commentary with Philippine Genre Documentarian Andrew Leavold.
•Partial Audio Commentary with Sam Sherman.
•BEAST OF BLOOD / CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES radio spot.
Disc 3 – BRAIN OF BLOOD: •Memories Of Blood: Interviews With Director Al Adamson, Producer Samuel M. Sherman, Associate Producer J. P. Spohn, Actor Zandor Vorkov, Actor Sean Graver, and Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray.
•Parital Audio Commentary with Producer / Co-Writer Samuel M. Sherman.
Disc 4 – THE BLACK CAT / TORTURE CHAMBER OF DR. SADISM: *BOX SET EXCLUSIVE!* •BLOOD DEMON Trailer.
•BLACK CAT Trailer.