Code Red have announced a few titles for 2013 on DVD, some of them looking like they're gonna wind their way towards my shelves: one of Lucio Fulci's latter day, and lesser liked (but not that bad in retrospect I suppose) flicks, Voices From Beyond, the Italian sex comedy from the 70s Love By Appointment (or Holiday Hookers or Natale in Casa d'appuntamento) which was directed in the seventies by prolific cinematographer Armando Nannuzzi, Mark Lester's TV adventure film Gold of the Amazon Women (with Anita Ekberg and Donald Pleasence), Vengeance by Anthony Dawson (Antonio Margheriti of course), and an obscure Italian comedy called John Travolto... Da un Insolito Destino (AKA John Travolto, The Face With Two Left Feet...!).
They've also alluded to the possibility of a release of Vampire's Night Orgy, one of my favourite Spanish vampire films from the 70s, which was directed by Leon Klimovsky. Hopefully this will be the full version and a better transfer than what we've had to endure in the past (although I've been thankful to see it on DVD at all). There is also an early eighties slasher by the name of Trick or Treats, which looks like an inferior Halloween clone, but if you're into slashers you've gotta have 'em all, regardless... Then there's the teens vs demons genre covered with Curse of the Blue Lights (1988), and Death Wish-esque revenge thriller The Mad Bomber (Bert Gordon, 1973) uncut on home video for the first time.
Most surprisingly of all, Code Red are dipping one bloody toe into Blu-ray waters with a couple of announcements: the mid-seventies murder mystery The Electric Chair in a director's cut - prepare yourself because it looks like Maria Kanellis will be 'gracing' this one with her presence. And possibly of greater interest is the debut of the notoriously gritty Nail Gun Massacre on Blu via a new HD master, presented in both widescreen and fullscreen. I wouldn't go expecting Night of the Demon on Blu any time soon though...
Finally, there is a new HD transfer being undertaken of the semi-classic slasher Just Before Dawn which will be competing with Shriek Show's now out of print two disc edition as well as an uncut, out of print UK release from Odeon; i.e. this will be most welcome whether it's coming out on DVD or Blu-ray (preferably the latter of course, or perhaps a dual edition?). I'm certainly glad Code Red have stuck with it through tough times.