LOS ANGELES, CA, February 3, 2014 – Full Moon Features is proud to announce their most exciting acquisition yet – fifty of cinema’s most obscure and beloved classics from the Blue Underground label will debut on their new subscription-based video streaming service, FULL MOON STREAMING (www.fullmoonstreaming.com), home to the entire Full Moon Features library. The Blue Underground titles will be released once per week beginning in March, and titles will include VENOM (a beloved thriller about a killer snake starring Klaus Kinski, Susan George, and Oliver Reed), MONDO CANE (the Award-Winning documentary that launched the whole “mondo” craze of the sixties), CONTAMINATION (a gory Italian homage to ALIEN), VIOLENT CITY (the Charles Bronson action classic), DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING (horror/thriller from Italian godfather of gore, Lucio Fulci), THE CHURCH (a haunted church tale from Italian masters of terror, Dario Argento and Michele Soavi) and TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD (the first in the series of popular Spanish ‘BLIND DEAD’ films) amongst many others.
“Full Moon Streaming’s fanbase is growing rapidly and fans have come to expect the most amazing content imaginable,” explained Full Moon’s Charles Band. “I knew these Blue Underground titles would perfectly satiate that need, as we are the only subscriber-based streaming service to curate the world’s best, kookiest, and most hard-to-find cinema treasures.”
“As the mainstream VOD sites like Netflix, Hulu and iTunes have turned their backs on classic genre films in favor of TV shows and new theatrical releases, I’m excited my pal Charlie Band has launched Full Moon Streaming to fill that void,” said William Lustig, acclaimed filmmaker and President, Blue Underground. “Now, fans have a streaming site of their own dedicated to Grindhouse/Drive-in classics presented in uncompromising quality.”
Complete list of Blue Underground titles to be available on Full Moon Streaming:
AFRICA BLOOD & GUTS
THE BIG RACKET
THE BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA
A BLADE IN THE DARK
THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE
THE BLOODSTAINED SHADOW
THE BLOODY JUDGE
THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS
DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING
THE FIFTH CORD
FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE
THE FORBIDDEN PHOTOS OF A LADY UNDER SUSPICION
FOUR OF THE APOCALYPSE
THE GHOST GALLEON
THE GIRL FROM RIO
GOODBYE UNCLE TOM
THE HEROIN BUSTERS
HOW TO KILL A JUDGE
THE KILLING HOUR
KISS ME, MONSTER
MAD DOG KILLER
MANNAJA: A MAN CALLED BLADE
MONDO CANE 2
NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS
THE PYJAMA GIRL CASE
RETURN OF THE EVIL DEAD
RUN MAN RUN
SEVEN DEATHS IN THE CAT’S EYE
THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS
TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD
TWO UNDERCOVER ANGELS
VENUS IN FURS
WHO SAW HER DIE?
WOMEN OF THE WORLD
ABOUT FULL MOON STREAMING
Home to the entire Full Moon Features Library, www.fullmoonstreaming.com is one of the world’s first and finest interactive video experiences, and provides fans with unprecedented access to exclusive content: world premieres, resurrected film treasures, webisodes, behind-the-scenes footage, Full Moon merchandise tie-ins, contests, and much, much more. Viewers who watch closely will be rewarded as they seek out the hidden interactive elements built into the very fabric of the films. For only $6.99 per month, subscribers can stream titles directly and instantly on all devices, allowing them to watch their favorite films anywhere, at anytime. A mobile-friendly version is optimized for iPhone, Android, iPad, and tablets that is nearly identical to the desktop version. Titles include such cult favorites as Band’s Puppet Master series, Subspecies, and Demonic Toys. Full Moon streaming adds new movies on a weekly basis, both under Band’s established Full Moon banner and his GrindhouseFlix label. Full Moon’s transition into the digital age has introduced Charles Band’s immense body of work to an entirely new generation of fans.
ABOUT CHARLES BAND & FULL MOON FEATURES
Charles Band founded MEDA Home Entertainment in the late 1970’s, one of the first independent video distribution operations in America. With the foresight that home video was the future, a vision few others shared, he helped pave the way for the colossal home video boom to come. In the 1980’s, Band produced such hit cult favorites as Ghoulies, Re-Animator, The Dungeonmaster, Dolls, Troll, Robot Jox, and many more.
Band founded Full Moon Features in 1989 following the early 80’s success with Wizard Video, which released such cult classics as Zombie 2, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and I Spit on Your Grave on VHS. Wizard video was celebrated for their shocking and incomparable box art, especially after their switch to the “big box” format.
Band soon teamed with Paramount Pictures and Pioneer Home Entertainment for direct-to-video releases on VHS and Laserdisc. With upwards of twenty releases per year, Band has also built a reputation as a prolific and frequent director of entertaining low-budget genre films. In all, Band has produced almost three hundred features variously delving into the realms of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and family films under its Moonbeam Films label.
The Puppet Master series is considered to be Band’s most celebrated and popular franchise. The latest installment, Puppet Master X: Axis Rising, is the 10th film of the most successful direct to video horror franchise of all time. Full Moon has created many other well-known franchises such as the Trancers series, starring Helen Hunt and Tim Thomerson, the Subspecies series shot on-location in Transylvania, Romania, as well as Dollman, Demonic Toys, Killjoy and The Gingerdead Man (starring Gary Busey as a killer cookie!). Full Moon’s recent releases include the Blaxploitation horror film Ooga Booga starring veteran actors Karen Black and Stacy Keach, the Blu-ray release of the critically acclaimed vampire series Subspecies, and two new grindhouse releases including Riot in a Women’s Prison and SS Hellcamp.
Full Moon titles can be found at all major video retailer outlets, Red Box, and Netflix. Full Moon films are distributed in North America on Pay Per View and Video on Demand, including Comcast, Time Warner, and AT&T U-Verse. Full Moon movies are also available from sources as diverse as Walmart, Amazon, iTunes, Prescreen, and Hulu. In addition to feature films, Full Moon is also very active in creating and marketing a wide variety of merchandise including original action figures, resin statues and 1:1 scale replicas of its better-known puppets and dolls.
ABOUT WILLIAM LUSTIG & BLUE UNDERGROUND
Blue Underground (www.blue-underground.com) is an entertainment company dedicated to guilty pleasures for adventurous movie lovers.
Led by William Lustig, a visionary filmmaker who has long lead the way in grittier cinema, Blue Underground established itself back in 2002 as an extension of the feature production outfit he helped sculpt via the early days of Anchor Bay Entertainment. In the ensuing decade, Blue Underground has curated an outrageous library of eyeball rotating motion pictures that stimulate the id, dazzle the senses, and offend most acceptable standards of good taste.
Specializing in releasing authoritative editions of cult and exploitation movies on Blu-ray and DVD, Blue Underground has released a broad range of cult movies to disc, leaning toward European (particularly Italian) horror and exploitation. Blue Underground goes to great lengths to feature restored transfers from original vault elements and each title is mastered from the best possible sources and presented in pristine condition. Each title is released uncut and with a choice between the original audio track and usually a lossless 7.1 remix.As of October 2009, Blue Underground had issued more than 160 DVDs and in 2008 they started to release films in HD on the Blu-ray Disc format.