Today: May 28, 2024

Unboxing 101 Films x AGFA April 2023

April brings another two jewels in 101 Films x AGFA’s crown, this time in the form of a Turkish action-fantasy and a chilling journey through the vaults of horror for the darkest and most disturbing trailers ever seen. As these remarkably niche curiosities continue to surface, film fans can rejoice as they discover fascinating new favourites.

We took a look at April’s two titles.

THE SWORD AND THE CLAW

Synopsis

They took his money. They took his family. And now, they’ve taken his hands. But they can never take his revenge! Exploding from the same hallucinogenic netherworld as TURKISH STAR WARS, THE SWORD AND THE CLAW stars Turkish genre legend Cüneyt Arkin in his most iconic role. It’s CONAN THE BARBARIAN meets The Three Stooges meets DOLEMITE with more lo-fi bloodshed, pop-art visuals, and bizarro dubbing than the boundaries of reality can handle.

Special Features

  • 4K scan from the only 35mm print in existence!
  • Face-smashing action trailers from the AGFA vault!
  • Reversible cover art with illustration by Alexis Ziritt (SPACE RIDERS)!
  • Bonus movie: BRAWL BUSTERS (1981), 2K scan from an original theatrical print

AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW

Synopsis

Unleashed from the dungeon of the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA), THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW is a senses-shattering compilation of the most spine-ripping, slime-slinging, soul-shredding horror trailers that you’ve never seen. Meticulously constructed by the mad scientists at AGFA to resemble an otherworldly night at the drive-in, this mixtape features rare trailers, commercials, and ephemera from the vaults — most of which has never been seen since its original release. And it’s all presented via a 2K scan from a newly struck 35mm theatrical film print of the show! Plus: The journey continues with THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW: VIDEORAGE, a full-length mixtape created exclusively for this release.

Special Features

  • Scanned in 2K from a newly struck 35mm theatrical print.
  • Commentary with the AGFA team.
  • Short: SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR BRAIN, a found footage horror experiment.
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • Bonus movie: THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW: VIDEORAGE, a full-length mixtape celebrating the wildest shot-on-video and direct-to-video trailers from AGFA’s video dungeon.
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