American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, has just announced the theatrical distribution of the Herschell Gordon Lewis filmography. For the first time, 17 of Lewis’s most exceptional works are available on DCP starting October 1!
The news was fully detailed today…
“In 1963, H.G. Lewis and partner David F. Friedman pulled a cow’s tongue out of an actress’s mouth on-camera, forever changing the horror landscape with BLOOD FEAST, the world’s first gore movie.
The versatile and prolific Lewis was most known for blood-and-guts epics (TWO THOUSAND MANIACS!, THE WIZARD OF GORE), but there’s more to his work than splatter. From smut photographers (SCUM OF THE EARTH) to sex robots (HOW TO MAKE A DOLL), from biker girl-gangs (SHE-DEVILS ON WHEELS) to youths run amok (JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT), from psychic witches (SOMETHING WEIRD) to liquor-loving hillbillies (MOONSHINE MOUNTAIN), Lewis’ films are a wish list of movie madness.
AGFA will distribute restorations of Lewis’s work to theaters beginning October 1. This is AGFA’s latest theatrical collaboration following distribution partnerships with Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM), Celestial Pictures (THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN), Arrow Films (DEEP RED), Severin Films (SANTA SANGRE), and Vinegar Syndrome (DOLEMITE).”
The following H.G. Lewis titles are available on DCP starting October 1:
- BLOOD FEAST (1963)
- SCUM OF THE EARTH (1963)
- TWO THOUSAND MANIACS! (1964)
- MOONSHINE MOUNTAIN (1964)
- COLOR ME BLOOD RED (1965)
- A TASTE OF BLOOD (1967)
- THE GRUESOME TWOSOME (1967)
- SOMETHING WEIRD (1967)
- HOW TO MAKE A DOLL (1968)
- JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT (1968)
- SHE-DEVILS ON WHEELS (1968)
- ECSTASIES OF WOMEN (1969)
- LINDA & ABILENE (1969)
- THE WIZARD OF GORE (1970)
- BLACK LOVE (1971)
- THIS STUFF’LL KILL YA! (1971)
- THE GORE GORE GIRLS (1972)
To book the films of H.G. Lewis on DCP at your theater, contact AGFA here.