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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • SKU: AV392
  • UPC: 760137718482
  • Street Date: 10/26/21
  • PreBook Date: 08/31/21
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run Time: 736 mins
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1966
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Joe Morrison
  • Actor: Rita Hayworth
  • Actor: Richard Jaeckel
  • Actor: Fred Pinero
  • Actor: Babette Sherrill
  • Actor: Bill Marcus
  • Actor: Christopher George
  • Actor: Preston Pierce
  • Actor: Roberta Collins
  • Actor: Harold Sakata
  • Actor: Buffy Dee
  • Actor: Deanna Lund
  • Actor: Jeremy Slate
  • Actor: John Davis Chandler
  • Actor: Steve Oliver
  • Actor: Canned Heat
  • Director: William Grefé
  • Director: William Grefé

 

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He Came From The Swamp: The William Grefe Collection (Standard Edition)

Journey into wild world of director William Grefé with a collection from the darkest depths of the Florida everglades!

He Came From The Swamp: The William Grefe Collection (Standard Edition)
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Killer sharks and human jellyfish and living mummies, oh my! Arrow Video is proud to present the first ever collection of works by William "Wild Bill" Grefé, the maverick filmmaker who braved the deep, dark depths of the Florida everglades to deliver some of the most outrageous exploitation fare ever to go-go dance its way across drive-in screens. Bringing together seven of Grefé's most outlandish films, plus a feature length documentary on the filmmaker's career, He Came from the Swamp: The William Grefé Collection packs in a macabre menagerie of demented jellyfish men (Sting of Death), zombified witch doctors (Death Curse of Tartu), homicidal hippies (The Hooked Generation) and seductive matrons (The Naked Zoo) - not to mention the ubiquitous go-go dancing - to create one of the most wildly entertaining box-sets of all time!

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Bonus Materials

  • SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • Seven William Grefé films: Sting of Death (1966), Death Curse of Tartu (1966), The Hooked Generation (1968), The Psychedelic Priest (1971), The Naked Zoo (1971), Mako: Jaws of Death (1976) and Whiskey Mountain (1977)
  • Brand new, extended version of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures' definitive documentary They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations on 4 Blu-ray discs
  • Original uncompressed mono audio for all films
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeves featuring newly commissioned artwork for each of the films by The Twins of Evil
  • STING OF DEATH (1966) + DEATH CURSE OF TARTU (1966)
  • Brand new introductions to the films by director William Grefé
  • Archival audio commentaries for both films with William Grefé and filmmaker Frank Henenlotter
  • Beyond the Movie: Monsters a-Go Go! - a look into the history of rock 'n' roll monster movies with author/historian C. Courtney Joyner
  • The Curious Case of Dr. Traboh: Spook Show Extraordinaire - a ghoulish look into the early spook show days with monster maker Doug Hobart
  • Original Trailers
  • THE HOOKED GENERATION (1968) + THE PSYCHEDELIC PRIEST (1971)
  • Brand new introductions to the films by director William Grefé
  • Archival audio commentaries for both films with director William Grefé and filmmaker Frank Henenlotter
  • Beyond the Movie: Thet's Drugsploitation! - a look inside the counter culture films that inspired The Hooked Generation with author/film historian Chris Poggiali
  • Beyond the Movie: The Ultimate Road Trip - the story behind The Psychedelic Priest with Chris Poggiali
  • The Hooked Generation behind-the-scenes footage
  • The Hooked Generation Still Gallery
  • THE NAKED ZOO (1971) + MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH (1976)
  • Brand new introductions to the films by director William Grefé
  • Brand new audio commentaries for both film with William Grefé
  • William Grefé's original 92-minute Director's Cut of The Naked Zoo, painstakingly reassembled from various source materials
  • Alternate version of The Naked Zoo, as reedited by its original theatrical distributor, featruring added gratuitous nudity and a performance by blues-rockers Canned Heat - 100% non-director approved!
  • Beyond the Movie: That's Sharksploitation! - a deep dive into the history of shark films with author/film journalist Michael Gingold
  • The Aquamaid Speaks! - a brand new audio interview with Mako actress Jenifer Bishop
  • Sharks, Stalkers, and Sasquatch - a brand new audio interview with Mako writer Robert Morgan
  • Mako Super-8 Digest Version
  • Mako Original Trailers and Promos
  • Stills Galleries
  • WHISKEY MOUNTAIN (1977) + THEY CAME FROM THE SWAMP: EXTENDED CUT (2020)
  • Brand new extended cut of They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé
  • Brand new introduction with William Grefé for Whiskey Mountain
  • Brand new audio commentary for Whiskey Mountain with director William Grefé
  • The Crown Jewels - featurette on independent film studio and distribution company Crown International Pictures
  • William Grefé Short - Bacardi and Coke Bonanza (1981)
  • On Location in Miami - an archival tour of filming locations with director William Grefé
  • Whiskey Mountain Trailer and Promo Gallery
  • They Came from the Swamp deleted scenes
  • Bonus Exploitation Trailer Gallery

Sales Points

  • The limited edition release is completely sold out and continues to garner rave reviews
  • Quentin Tarantino dedicated half an hour to this collection on the New Beverly Podcast recently

Press Quotes

WILLIAM GREFÉ IS ONE OF THE FINEST INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS TODAY.

     —Hollywood Sun

This is another set much like Arrow's tribute to Herschell Gordon Lewis where the films are not exactly undiscovered classics, but where their historical interest as well as some really enjoyable supplements make He Came From the Swamp Recommended.

     —Blu-ray.com

Packed with dope fiends, killer crocs, and a whole lot of watusiing, HE CAME FROM THE SWAMP should scratch any grindhouse fan's itch for something wild, weird, and wonderful.

     —Rue Morgue

Covering everything from sharksploitation to hicksploitation to drugsploitation to horror, and everything in between, He Came from the Swamp offers an array of low budget films of varying qualities with enjoyable presentations and slew of great extras. Fo

     —The Digital Bits

Covering everything from sharksploitation to hicksploitation to drugsploitation to horror, He Came from the Swamp offers an array of low budget films with enjoyable presentations and slew of great extras. For fans of William Grefe and his work, this is an essential purchase.

     —The Digital Bits

Enjoyable retrospective multi-disc anthology of the independent filmmaker who turned out low-budget exploitation fare for the drive-in market – which viewers might recall from snow-riddled UHF broadcasts when they were kids.

     —Film Score Monthly

  

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