For those who don't know Code Red was a little label releasing soem really off the wall (and sometimes truly crap) movies on DVD for the first time. Stuff like Dead Pit, Boardinghouse, Don't Go In the Woods, The Unseen (an inspirsation for the Don't trailer from Grindhouse) and my personal fave from the catalog The Strangeness (best vagina monster in a mine movie ever made). I've been waiting for what seems like years for them to finally release Hal Holbrook's Deliverance knock off Rituals in a decent uncut widescreen version. I guess I'll never see that now, at least not with a Code Red label.
The good news? Before the end of the month they have the aboslutley amazing The Visitor (Sam Peckinpah cameos as a gynecologist, people) coming to DVD for the first time. SHelley Winters creeps it up as a nanny. Lance Henrickson creeps it up as a young Lance Henrickson. John Huston just creeps. And Franco Nero is Jesus. Like in real life.
So if you get the opportunity grab a couple of these titles for your collection. It was a good label. Not the best. Not the worst. But now that it's (almost) gone I feel we're the poorer for it. Check out their catalog if you get the chance. There's bound to be soemthing that catches your eye.
Enough shilling. Have a swell weekend.