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BCI Offers Grindhouse Classics

9 Apr, 2007 By: Billy Gil

While the recent theatrical release Grindhouse, featuring a film each directed by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, is inspired by the spirit of 1970s exploitation double-features, BCI is tapping the well for original grindhouse flicks for its “Welcome to the Grindhouse” DVD line that kicks off July 3.

Each release will have two full-length theatrical films — unified by such themes as martial arts, horror, sexploitation and action — on one disc, complete with trailers and ads.

“BCI is thrilled to present these classic and not-so-classic ‘B'-movies on DVD,” said Cliff MacMillan, director of acquisitions for BCI. “They might stretch over several film genres, but the underlying theme behind these ‘Grindhouse' classics is to have fun watching them.”

The first $12.98 release includes The Teacher (1974) and Pick-Up (1975).

Pick-Up follows two young women who hitchhike a ride in a mobile home, while The Teacher tells of a provocative high-school teacher who seduces a student.

A future release will have the horror films Evil Eye (1974), starring Richard Conte, and Black Candles (1983).

BCI, which is a division of Navarre Corp., will release the films through its horror label Deimos. Some of the titles, such as Pick-Up and The Teacher, come from the Crown International Pictures Library.

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