Saturday, August 28, 2010

Another World Entertainment to release exclusive BRUNO MATTEI booklet by fave cult writer!



From Reuters (Saturday):

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News in this morning confirms speculations that DVD & blu-ray publisher Another World Entertainment (Denmark) have signed a deal with renowned underground cult personality Jack J of "En Lejemorder Ser Tilbage" blog and "Stay Sick!" fanzine fame for an extraordinary release entitled "Hell of the Living Dead Booklet". A release critics quickly have labeled "Most likely the most important release of 2010".

Another World Entertainment (AWE) will shortly be releasing the Jack J penned mammoth coffee table booklet on Italian master film director Bruno Mattei; a director who is widely recognised by film aficionados and academics alike for his cinematic classics such as SS GIRLS, THE OTHER HELL, ZOMBI 3, HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD and not least his ground breaking masterpiece CRUEL JAWS.

It seems surreal that no major reference book has been published previously but according to AWE part owner and founder, mr Jan Schmidt, the answer is most likely that only few film critics would have dared to put themselves on the line; As mr. Schmidt puts it: "One wrong word about Bruno Mattei and you would have an angry mob on your hands. Thousands of furious Mattei fans ready to tar and feather you."

To the question why he and AWE would risk their necks with this release:

Mr Schmidt: "Well, we knew very well mr Jensen [aka Jack J, Reuters] could pull this off in a grand way. In fact we are convinced he's the ONLY writer who could do this."

A limited edition of the booklet will contain one of maestro Mattei's films; HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD. We asked mr Schmidt why they have chosen to include a DVD with mr J's awesome booklet.

Mr Schmidt: "Well, it's not that we didn't think people would pay $20 for a four page booklet. We are confident most fans would, it's written by Jack J for Christ's sakes! But we just thought it was something the fans would appreciate".

Will you be working with mr J again?

Mr Schmidt: "Haha, you don't throw away a golden goose, now do you! We certainly hope mr J would wish to work with us again. Why would we want to work with anybody else! We've previously tried other writers and they all fall flat in comparison".

Some alleged rumours hint that mr J likes to take his time with his material?

Mr Schmidt: "That may be but it's certainly not something we view as a problem. We fully understand that different rules apply when you're dealing with an acclaimed underground writer like mr J. We just hope he'll work with us again."

HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD is in stores this coming week.

Reuters (London office)








9 comments:

  1. Haha! That was great! I'd love to read that. But when are you going to get off your ass and write a Tim-Lucas-Bava-Bio sized tome dedicated to the work of Mattei (hell, and Fragasso too, why not)? I would buy that for $20!

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  2. Best thing I've read in ages...COFFEE TABLE BOOKLET forever!

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  3. Arr man, Reuters are sooo cool! Luv 'em! LOL.

    Thanks guys. A "Tim-Lucas-Bava-Bio sized tome dedicated to Mattei"??? Uhh, maybe that's aiming a tad too high. How about I do a "Thomas-Weisser-fact-filled tome"??

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  4. Skal blive spændende at læse, ligesom filmen selvfølgeligt står øverst på indkøbslisten. Jeg ved ikke lige, hvad Mattei kunne, som Fulci ikke også kunne?

    Men de har utvivlsomt det tilfælles, at Leonard Maltin ikke synes om dem.

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  5. Jeg tror vist ikke, der var noget Mattei kunne, som Fulci ikke også kunne. Omvendt... ville det nok være et andet svar. LOL. Den sublime stil, som Fulci fx opnår med ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS, fandt Mattei aldrig frem til, må vi nok se i øjnene. :D

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  6. Er nødt til at købe filmen alligevel. Kan bare ikke leve med, at der er zombie-ting, jeg ikke har set.

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  7. Åh, misforstå mig endelig ikke, jeg mener ikke at Matteis zombiefilm ikke er UNDERHOLDENDE, for det er de BESTEMT! Og HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD har jeg set en håndfuld gange nu og jeg regner da med at se den igen! Men Matteis film formår bare ikke at levere en atmosfære og stemning, der er lige så god som Fulcis ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS (Zombi 2). Men at the end of the day så er det jo også bare min mening. Du og andre mener måske det modsatte og det er fint nok. Der er bestemt masser af "rigtige" fans af italienske genrefilm (ikke mindst hvis man læser gamle numre af salige "Inferno"), som ville spytte mig i ansigtet for at bruge "god" og "Fulci" i samme sætning. Men det må de jo så om. Haha.

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  8. Jeg er helt enig med dig i Fulci-sammenhæng. Er begejstret for Flesh
    Eaters, Beyond og City of the Living Dead. De er meget atmosfærestærke og fremragende fotograferet - og aldeles modbydelige stemningsmæssigt. Tror Fulci er noget undervurderet. Maltin, den familievenlige amerikanske anmelder, mener, Fulci plagierer Romero, men jeg synes italieneren er bedre på nogle områder - og helt sin egen.

    Og hvor kan man ellers møde en zombie, der prøver at æde en lyslevende, omend stopmæt haj??

    Og så kan jeg godt lide horror, der ikke også er romantisk komedie - gerne med nogle smukke kvinder der smider lidt af tøjet, eller ser godt ud mens de skriger.

    -Og på det område virker Mattei lovende.

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  9. Jamen så går du ikke helt galt i byen med HELL, da der om ikke andet er en ung kvinde, der løber nøgen ind i en junglelejr for at berolige indianerne, haha.

    Jeg fik iø mit ex i dag, så nu ér den altså ude!

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