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    Nucleus Films will be issuing a UK DVD premire in July.

    Apparently, director Freddie Francis (Tales From The Crypt, Torture Garden) didn't care much for this, his 1974 assignment for the Kandel and Cohen production house- even going so far as to describe it as "worse than Trog" We at Nucleus, however, disagree: Craze is a slice of prime British horror sleaze, ripe for rediscovery.
    It's got everything!! It's got Jack Palance (Dracula, Torture Garden, Hawk The Slayer) pretending to be English, exclaiming �Jeezus Christ Almighty!� and picking up dollybirds in funky psych nightspots!! It's got Martin Potter (Goodbye Gemini, Satan's Slave, Cruel Passion) as his paranoid, hard-drinking gay business partner, Julie Ege (Creatures The World Forgot, Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires) and Kathleen Byron (Twins Of Evil) as ritual victims, and Michael Jayston (Thriller, Quiller, Tales That Witness Madness) Percy Herbert (The Fiend, Black Snake) and David Warbeck (The Beyond, The Black Cat) as a trio of grumpy flatfoot coppers!! It's got Suzy Kendall (Up The Junction, Bird With The Crystal Plumage, Torso) as a curly-wigged hooker with a jaw-dropping sex-aid collection, and Trevor Howard, Diana Dors, Hugh Griffith and Edith Evans (you KNOW who they are), slumming it in late-career cameos!!!

    Not convinced? How about an homage to Peeping Tom (though we're not telling you where, so you have to buy it) an occult coven in purple robes chanting "armuneminuum" and a series of ghastly, grisly, gory, gruesome deaths? Or, best of all, how about Chuko, the ugliest, most googly-eyed fetish idol ever seen onscreen? Seriously, this doll makes both Hammer's Charlie Boy and the Zuni from Trilogy Of Terror look handsome by comparison. Let him into your life (even better, let this beautifully remastered disc into your player) and the rewards are plenty- but they don't come cheap. As the song says, "it's no sacri-fi-i-iiiice..."


    http://nucleusfilms.com/craze.html

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    Thanks for the info Mark. Back in the 1980's I aquired a battered old VHS of this title, so i'm very interested in re-viewing the film in better quality !.

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    Oh yes! looking forward to a decent release.

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    I'm hoping to include a Freddie Francis trailer reel. Can anyone help me out with trailers for:

    The Deadly Bees
    The Brain
    The Girl Swappers

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    Marc, the link to your site for Craze lists the cast of Give Us Tomorrow as well as Craze.

    Why not on Blu-ray by the way?
    Last edited by JamesM; 03-05-15 at 08:11 PM.

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    Thanks JamesM. GHave corrected tha cast.

    No HD master, sadly.

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    Mark - are you thinking of releasing The Brain as well? Deluxe special edition with both German and English versions and special subtitles for the German-only scenes that aren't in the English print?

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    I'd love to release The Brain but let's see how Craze sells first. The UK market is very tough at themoment.

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    Well, I'll buy Craze but I'm sure you need big sales to warrant further "freddie" releases.

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    It all depends how much the rights cost, plus we need to factor in the BBFC classification fee.

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