Arrow Brings The El Duce Tapes & Shogun’s Joy Of Torture In February – Inside Pulse

COMPLETE DETAILS, SPECIAL FEATURES, and HI-RES ART El Duce TapesAn Incredible, All-Access, Backstage Pass with the Most Controversial Punk Band of All-Time!

An Incredible, All-Access, Backstage Pass with the Most Controversial Punk Band of All-Time!

In the early 90s, aspiring filmmaker (and General Hospital co-star) Ryan Sexton lugged a giant camcorder into some of the seediest clubs and the filthiest apartments in Hollywood. There he filmed hour upon hour of VHS footage of the jaw-droppingly offensive Shock Rock band The Mentors, focusing on their infamous lead singer, El Duce. 30 years later, the team behind The Nightmare and Room 237 and the editor of Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist uncover this dusty stockpile of long forgotten and unseen footage. They begin to piece together a picture of the man under the black executioners hood and what his wilfully offensive act and controversial views might tell us about 21st century America. An Incendiary, tragicomic documentary (midway between The Decline of Western Civilization and Crumb) which has been hailed as Essential Viewing by CineVue and called Dark and Irresistible by director John Carpenter, The El Duce Tapes will chew you up, spit you out, and leave you floored.High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentationBrand new audio commentary with The El Duce Tapes crewThe Ryan Sexton Tapes 34-minute illustrated audio conversation between Ryan Sexton and producer Tim Kirk about the shooting of the original VHS footageThe Nilbog Tapes Video of the band recording the original score for the filmMore El Duce Tapes A free-standing alternate assembly of unused material, sort of a sideways sequelTape 2: Hollywood Reservoir A piece of raw tape providing a peek behind the scenes of the process of shooting the footage and a candid document of El Duce and Ryans rapportEl Duce Stories A humorous cut-up of a few of El Duces famously long aimless stories into one completely incomprehensible and endless word saladReturn to Rape Rock Mountain A brand new interview with Steve Broy, aka Dr. Heathen Scum of The MentorsReality Check presents the all-female El Duce tribute band The WomentorsReversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by John Pearson and reverse art by Benjamin MarraFIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors booklet featuring new writing by Manish Agarwal

El Duce was one of the most controversial punk rockers of all time. His lyrics were entered into the official record of Senate Subcommittee hearings on obscenity, and he implicated himself in the death of Kurt Cobain mere days before his own death.SRP:39.95Street Date:02/09/21Genre:Documentary / BiopicLanguage:EnglishRun Time:104 mins

Shoguns Joy Of TortureFrom the Debauched Mind of Exploitation Legend Teruo Ishii, an Anthology of Taboo Delights and Horrors!

From the outrageous imagination of cult director Teruo Ishii (Orgies of Edo, Horrors of Malformed Men) comes this infamous omnibus of three shocking tales of crime and punishment based on true-life documented cases set during the reign of the Tokugawa shogunate. The first tale sees the beautiful Mitsu (Masumi Tachibana) going to horrifying lengths to tend to her older brother Shinz (Teruo Yoshida), a carpenter injured in a work accident, but the law catches up on them and metes out a terrifying retribution after they violate the ultimate taboo. In the second, unfettered passions in a Buddhist nunnery are not allowed to go unpunished after abbess Reih (Yukie Kagawa) and her attendant Rintoku (Naomi Shiraishi) encounter a virile young monk from a neighboring temple. In the closing segment, a sadistic torturer (Fumio Watanabe) attempts to show a tattoo artist (Asao Koike) how to depict convincing expressions of faces of pain in his work by allowing him to sketch a selection of Europeans as they are tortured for entering Japan with the aim of spreading Christianity. Ishiis notorious portmanteau of Edo-era excess signaled a change in direction for a director until then regarded for his crime and yakuza films, setting the ball rolling on the run of grotesque historical anthologies for which he is now best remembered. Vehemently denounced by the critics of the day, Shoguns Joy of Torture set a new benchmark for the depiction of sex, sadism and depravity in Japanese exploitation, with Ishii staging his elaborate torture methods with an unmatched verve and inventiveness.Bonus MaterialsHigh Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentationOriginal uncompressed mono PCM audioOptional English subtitlesAudio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Tom MesTeruo Ishii: Erotic-Grotesque Maestro an exclusively newly filmed interview with the author Patrick MaciasBind, Torture, Thrill author and critic Jasper Sharp discusses the history of torture in Japanese exploitation cinemaOriginal trailerImage galleryReversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacob PhillipsFIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mark SchillingSRP:39.95Street Date:02/23/21Genre:Horror / CrimeLanguage:JapaneseRun Time:85 mins

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