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Huge “AL ADAMSON: THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION” Blu-ray boxed set coming from Severin Films

Friday, February 21, 2020 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Severin Films, producer of the excellent documentary BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE AND GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON, is now honoring the prolific B-movie master with an extensive disc package of his horror and other exploitation films.

On April 21, Severin will release AL ADAMSON: THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION, the biggest Blu-ray boxed set ever devoted to a single genre filmmaker. The 14-disc set compiles 31 of Adamson’s remastered features (including DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN, pictured above, HORROR OF THE BLOOD MONSTERS, NURSE SHERRI and other chillers; see the full list below), plus BLOOD & FLESH, accompanied by audio commentaries, trailers, a 126-page book and more. “Al Adamson worked best on the fringes of Hollywood,” says Severin president/BLOOD & FLESH director David Gregory. “When considering the golden age of drive-in and grindhouse films, he’s truly in a category all his own. It’s an unprecedented legacy that lends itself to what we believe to be the most absurdly compendious box set not only in genre history but—other than Criterion’s INGMAR BERGMAN’S CINEMA collection—quite possibly the annals of home video itself.”

The complete list of films is as follows:

  • ANGELS’ WILD WOMEN
  • BLACK HEAT
  • BLACK SAMURAI
  • BLAZING STEWARDESSES
  • BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON
  • BLOOD OF DRACULA’S CASTLE
  • BLOOD OF GHASTLY HORROR
  • BRAIN OF BLOOD
  • CARNIVAL MAGIC
  • CINDERELLA 2000
  • DEATH DIMENSION
  • DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN
  • DRACULA’S CASTLE
  • THE DYNAMITE BROTHERS
  • THE FAKERS
  • THE FEMALE BUNCH
  • THE FIEND WITH THE ELECTRIC BRAIN
  • FIVE BLOODY GRAVES
  • GIRLS FOR RENT
  • HALF WAY TO HELL
  • HELL’S BLOODY DEVILS
  • HORROR OF THE BLOOD MONSTERS
  • JESSI’S GIRLS
  • LOST
  • MEAN MOTHER
  • THE NAUGHTY STEWARDESSES
  • NURSE SHERRI
  • NURSES FOR SALE
  • PSYCHO A-GO-GO
  • SATAN’S SADISTS
  • SUNSET COVE
  • UNCLE TOM’S CABIN

The set retails for $170 and is limited to just 2,000 units. It’s available for pre-order at the Severin Films webstore, along with individual Blu-rays ($24) and DVDs ($17) of BLOOD & FLESH, and bundles including signed posters, CARNIVAL MAGIC T-shirts, reproduction DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN fangs, SATAN’S SADISTS patches, an authentic repressing of the 7-inch 45 rpm single from the theatrical release of THE FEMALE BUNCH and more. See trailers for THE AL ADAMSON COLLECTION and BLOOD & FLESH below and our review of BLOOD & FLESH here, and look for an extensive interview with Gregory, BLOOD & FLESH producer Heather Buckley and editor Michael Capone in RUE MORGUE #193, now available for pre-order here!

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.