Monday, August 3, 2009

Sex Comedy Screwballs To Be Released By Severin Films

I'm really excited about this news from Severin Films. The poster alone has me sold on this movie. I can't wait to see it. I always loved movies like this. Here's the press release and the box cover for Screwballs.

SEVERIN TO RELEASE ULTIMATE ‘80s TEEN SEX COMEDY ‘SCREWBALLS’ ON 8/25


Fully Restored On DVD & Blu-Ray For First Time Ever;

“Makes PORKY’S Look Like Proust” Says DVD Talk

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LOS ANGELES, CA, July 17th, 2009 – Severin Films today announced the 8/25 release of the infamous ‘T&A’ classic
SCREWBALLS on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time ever in America. This long unreleased, totally unhinged and generally unclothed ‘Canucksploitation’ masterwork has languished in a snowbound Alberta vault for decades. Following the Severin Legal Team's rescue of the film’s original 16mm inter-negative from a black widow's web of legal entanglements, Severin’s Archive Commandos immediately rushed the film to its state-of-the-art facility for high definition transfer and restoration.

SCREWBALLS remains perhaps the most relentlessly raunchy teen comedy of the ‘80s, the saga of Taft & Adams High – including campus virgin Purity Busch, chronic masturbator Melvin Jerkovski and blonde bombshell Bootsie Goodhead – and its incomparable curriculum of freshman breast exams, bikini cheerleader practice and inappropriate uses for bowling ball holes. Russ Meyer goddess Raven DeLaCroix (UP!) co-stars in this notorious drive-in classic originally released by Roger Corman that Mr. Skin hails as “the essential four-star epic of horny high school kids.” Severin’s disc will feature an all-new audio commentary and in-depth featurette documentary with the film’s cast and crew.

When you've got your hands on the Citizen Kane of high school sex cinema, you don't (fool) around" says Severin co-founder David Gregory. "Every day, I get pelted with phone calls asking, 'When is it coming out?' Hey, we don't want to waste a day bringing
SCREWBALLS to your DVD and Blu-ray players. But first, we must provide our customary cavalcade of morally casual extras. The cultural importance of this particular title demands nothing less than Severin's absolute best." Added Severin co-founder/CEO Carl Daft, "In my career, I've only personally dealt with two or three motion pictures that deserve the banner of 'masterpiece'." SCREWBALLS is most certainly one of those films. The first time I saw Purity Busch's jubblies unveiled in crystalline high definition transfer, I felt as if my entire adult life had been leading me to that specific moment."

Severin Films was formed in 2006 with offices in Los Angeles and London. Their previous releases include
THE SINFUL DWARF, recent Goya Award winner Jess Franco’s MACUMBA SEXUAL and BLOODY MOON, Walerian Borowczyk’s IMMORAL WOMEN, the unrated Director’s Cut of GWENDOLINE starring Tawny Kitaen, Oscar® nominee Patrice Leconte’s international hits THE HAIRDRESSER’S HUSBAND and THE PERFUME OF YVONNE, and Enzo Castellari’s original action classic INGLORIOUS BASTARDS.

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL:

Interview Clip with Co-writers Linda Shayne and Jim Wynorski
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxn9uEwnx_U

Interview Clip with Director Rafal Zielinski
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zH8fMCO2Qc


28 comments:

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Oh my...the title 'THE SINFUL DWARF' intrigue me, Keith! LOL!!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend~

Keith said...

Hey Lenore. Yeah, that is quite a title. I'm having a great weekend. I hope you are too.

Gilligan said...

Joysticks, H.O.T.S., Hard Bodies, Private School, etc... I love those old teen sex comedies. I barely remember Screwballs (watched it on VHS back in the day), but I'm sure it'll be in my Netflix queue very soon. Thanks for the update!

Rev. Phantom said...

I can't wait for this one. Haven't seen it since I was kid. Teen sex comedies from the 80's rule!

Keith said...

Hey Gil. Oh yeah. There were so many cool teen sex comedies back in the 80's. I always loved watching those movies. Definitely hope you get to see Screwballs again.

Keith said...

Hey Rev. I agree. It will be cool to see Screwballs. Those 80's teen sex comedies were always awesome.

FabBlab said...

Seems exciting. Will look out for this one, K!

XO
ps- Hope you had a lovely weekend!

K and S said...

"Hall of Fame Nudity"? Count me in. Despite all the raunchy films of the 80's I've seen, somehow I've always missed this one. Can't wait to check it out either, Keith.

Gabbi said...

Very funny, reminds me of 'Animal House'! :D

Terence Sambo said...

sounds cool :o]

Scott (gotankgo) said...

Been a long time since I last viewed this one - always interested in 80s exploitation.

Keith said...

Hey FabBlab. I hope you get a chance to see it. My weekend went great. I hope you had a wonderful one too.

Keith said...

Hey K&S. Thanks. I saw so many of those teen sex comedies back in the 80's that it's hard often to remember which ones I saw or didn't see.

Keith said...

Thanks Gabbi. I hope you get a chance to see it.

Keith said...

Thanks Terence. Yeah, I think you'll enjoy it.

Keith said...

Hey Scott. Yeah, this sounds like something right up our alley. Hopefully you'll get a chance to see it again.

thesydneygirl said...

that looks like a fun movie! let us know what it's like!

x

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I don't think I've seen this movie before. I did enjoy watching this type of movie when I was growing up.

Keith said...

Hey Joelyne. I'll definitely do that.

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. Maybe you'll get a chance to see it now that it's been released on DVD.

Pop Champagne said...

hahaha interesting! Reminds me of Orgazmo where a Mormon is recruited to act in a porn movie to pay for his mormon mission LOL!!

Keith said...

Hey Pop. I've heard of that movie, but never seen it. Sounds like a riot!

Steve Langton said...

Nice write-up, Keith. On the surface, this may seem a rather odd release for a company such as Severin but I'm sure it will be a big seller for them.

Dooder City said...

This sounds amazing - Hall of Nudity! I hope you had an amazing weekend!

Michelle said...

Your blog is such fun! I'm linking you!

Keith said...

Hey Steve. Thanks. This was the press release from them. I just posted it. I do think it's cool they are releasing this movie on DVD.

Keith said...

Thanks Michelle. I'll link to you too.

Keith said...

Thanks Deana. Glad you liked it. Yeah, I had a great weekend. I hope you did too.