14 June 2024
A scene from Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things

August Will Be A ‘Psychodrama &Violent’ at 101 Films AGFA Releases

Every day, every month is different, something new usually happens. Same can be said for 101 Films release slate in August and x AFGA . A month that will bring a violent and histrionic psychodrama. That represents an overlooked early entry in the canon of queer cinema.  And an ultra-violent slasher from Toronto that tackles the toxicity of early 90s society.

SOMETIMES AUNT MARTHA DOES DREADFUL THINGS


Dropping somewhere between PINK FLAMINGOS, BLOOD FEAST, and an episode of THE BRADY BUNCH on acid, SOMETIMES AUNT MARTHA DOES DREADFUL THINGS is a histrionic psychodrama that could only have Blu-ray cover for Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Thingsoriginated in the alternate dimension known as Florida. After robbing a bank in Baltimore, cross-dressing Paul (aka Aunt Martha) and his partner Stanley hide out in a Florida town. But it’s only a matter of time before Paul’s paranoia forces him to embark on a demented killing spree. AGFA is thrilled to present one of the most unforgettable exploitation movies of all time — and an overlooked chapter of early queer cinema — preserved from the only 35mm theatrical print in existence.

Special Features
• 2K preservation from the only 35mm theatrical print in existence
• Commentary with queer film historian Elizabeth Purchell + AGFA’s Bret Berg
• Bonus Movie: THE DRAG QUEEN’S BALL
• Shorts: GAY-IN III, CAUGHT IN THE CAN
• Trailers:
GAY LIBERATION, LUSTING HOURS, MY THIRD WIFE GEORGE THE QUEEN, SINS OF RACHEL
• Reversible cover

WICKED WORLD


Total horror anarchy from the makers of THINGS! In 1989, filmmaker Barry J. Gillis and friends renewed the world’s faith in Canada with the horror brainbomb known as THINGS. But that was only the beginning. Virtually unseen until now, WICKED WORLD is not only Gillis’ 1991 follow-up to THINGS — it’s also a new form of genre anarchy. Grant Ekland (Gillis) is a cop who is haunted by the death of his girlfriend at the hands of a psychotic slasher named Harold. When Harold is released from an asylum, there’s only one option for Ekland: revenge! Filled with metal riffage, gnarly ultra-violence, and experimental techniques, WICKED WORLD feels like what Blu-ray cover for wicked world would happen if Salvador Dali injected acid directly into his brain while staring at a Cannibal Corpse LP cover. This is a highly personal treatise on the toxicity of society from one of the most singular filmmakers in trash-horror history. If you survive WICKED WORLD, you’ll never forget it.

Special Features
• New transfer of the cut from the original 3/4” master tapes
• Unseen 2019 director’s cut
• Commentary with director Barry J. Gillis
• REALITY: BEHIND THE SCENES OF WICKED WORLD documentary
• Video essay: A TRIBUTE TO EDDIE PLATT

• Video essay: TOMORROW’S DREAM
• Marshall Law video
• Original trailer
• English subtitles

101 Films will release Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things and  Wicked World  from 15th August on Blu-ray.


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