Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Holly Grail of Exploitation Films "Gone with the Pope" Explodes on Blu-Ray

Grindhouse Releasing recently send us over information for the upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack release of the cult exploitation film "Gone with the Pope". The film stars the late Duke Mitchell, Lorenzo Dardado, Peter Milo, Jim LoBianco.

Special features include Spectacular 2K digital restoration from the original 35mm camera negative, Three stunning audio options - mono, stereo and 5.1 - mixed by Emmy award-winning mixer Marti Humphrey, In-depth interviews with stars Jim LoBianco and John Murgia, cinematographer Peter Santoro, editors Bob Leighton and Robert Florio, and legendary exploitation producer/director Matt Cimber, Footage from the 2010 Hollywood World Premiere, Deleted scenes and bloopers,Liner notes by acclaimed horror novelist John Skipp and Extensive still galleries and theatrical trailer, There will also other surprises on this disc.

"Gone With the Pope" hits retail on March 24th.

Plot Synopsis:

Lost for over 30 years, GONE WITH THE POPE stars famed nightclub performer Duke Mitchell as Paul, a paroled gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the Pope and charge a dollar from every Catholic in the world as the ransom. Shot in 1975, GONE WITH THE POPE was unfinished at the time of Duke Mitchell's death in 1981. Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing rediscovered GONE WITH THE POPE in 1995 and vowed to save it from obscurity. Academy Award-winning film editor Murawski (THE HURT LOCKER, ARMY OF DARKNESS) spent 15 years completing GONE WITH THE POPE from the surviving film elements. Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the Holy Grail of exploitation cinema!

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