Introducing, the brand new DVD Release of the The Billy Bagg Double Feature: The Adult Films of Bill Lustig, is now available for pre-order on many online sites, or directly for retail from Distribpix.com. The package contains both of Bill Lustig’s early X rated features, The Violation of Claudia and Hot Honey. Both films haven been restored in 2k from their original negatives. Color correction and digital scratch removal software was used to help restore the image and bring the films back to life. They now exits for the first time ever on home video in their original aspect ratios … Continue reading The Early Films of Blue Underground’s, Bill Lustig
The Billy Bagg Double Feature (The Violation of Claudia/Hot Honey),presented by Distribpix Inc. will be the first DVD package of the Sweetheart Theatres DVD line, a line which celebrates the erotic films and cinemas that operated under the Sweetheart Theatre umbrella. This first double feature installment, takes us back to the Word Theater, for a WORLD PREMIERE of both titles, one took placed in 1977, the other in 1978. Before he became one of the most famous and important horror filmmakers of the 1980s, Bill Lustig(Manic Cop, Vigilante) directed these two X rated oddities. Both films have been newly restored … Continue reading The Billy Bagg Double Feature: The Adult Films of Bill Lustig
Coming this summer from Distribpix Inc.- Bill Lustig’s NY Erotica, a double bill featuring both of his X rated films from the 1970’s. Both films have been restored with brand new 2k scans, color correction and digital scratch removal. Each film has an intensely educational commentary track moderated by Nicolas Winding Refn. You will learn so much from the commentaries alone. This will be the first installment of the Sweetheart Theaters Home Video Cinema line, which is perfect as both of these films, debuted at the Word Theater. Please enjoy the brand new HD trailers for The Violation of Claudia … Continue reading The films of Billy Bagg- Bill Lustig’s NY Erotica
Bill Lustig and the films of Billy Bagg – Distribpix Podcast episode #2 Before he was known as Bill Lustig, he was called Billy Bagg, want to know why? Before he became the legendary head of Blue Underground and years before he was releasing his favorite films to DVD for Anchor Bay, he was Billy Bagg. Billy Bagg was an alias for Bill Lusting when he directed 2 X rated films in the late 1970’s, Hot Honey and The Violation of Claudia. Both of these films are getting a special release as a double feature, with brand new 2 k … Continue reading Bill Lustig and the X rated films of Billy Bagg
Honcho of Blue Underground, Manic Cop Maven and Anchor Bay Bandit ,Bill Lustig, was once called Billy Bagg….yup- Billy Bagg! Yes, this is absolutely true. He made 2 films using that alias, The Violation of Claudia and Hot Honey, both from the late 1970’s. These were his first films, Violation of Claudia was shot in 35mm and Hot Honey in 16mm. Distribpix owns both of the films and the original elements. They were recently scanned in 2k resolution and had digital restoration and color correction performed. They both look very clean, maybe too clean! Several years ago, Bill Lustig, along … Continue reading The Films of Billy Bagg
Really well done job by Blue Underground and Distribix. The film itself is just one of those films that you seem to miss, and never see. And to be honest, your not missing much, with the plethora of films out there. But the film looks amazing, The HD transfer is clean and crisp, and puts all the other, bootlegged versions , that are sourced from print or video masters to shame. The job in restoring the film was done in ‘William Lustig’ fashion, which usually means, top notch, all the way. Only one or two jumps, but other than that, … Continue reading The Nesting on Blu Ray and DVD!!
This Friday (the15th), my annual “William Lustig Presents” film festival kicks-off at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC (32 Second Avenue corner of East 2nd Street): http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/37585 10 Days of action, Brit underworld, Bad NYC Cops, spaghetti westerns, heists, suspense, car chases – cool genre films during hot summer nights! Most unavailable on DVD, many never been available on ANY home video format! Also, I’m working on surprise guests and talent Q&As! Since the studios have started their burn-on-demand DVD lines, finding obscure, overlooked films will become more difficult. So, we look forward to you and your friends joining us … Continue reading Bill Lustig’s Annual Film Festival at Anthology