Ballyhoo Motion Pictures presents "REVISITING THE HOUSE OF HAMMER: BRITAIN'S LEGENDARY FILM MAGAZINE". Produced in 2010, this featurette was written and co-produced by author/historian Phil Nutman. It premiered on the Synapse Films release of Hammer's "VAMPIRE CIRCUS", which also included two more Ballyhoo documentaries. As the director of this documentary, and owner of Ballyhoo, I am placing this featurette on my site in honor of Phil Nutman, who passed away October 7, 2013. Safe travels, my friend. Your wit and wisdom will be missed.
VAMPIRE CIRCUS blu-ray/dvd special edition is available at synapsefilms.com
Ballyhoo Motion Pictures presents "CELLULOID WIZARDS IN THE VIDEO WASTELAND: THE SAGA OF EMPIRE PICTURES", an all new feature documentary film from award winning filmmaker Daniel Griffith.
This is the epic 'true' story of the rise and fall of B-movie producer Charles Band's Empire Pictures, as told through the eyes of the innovative team of filmmakers and film professionals who worked together to reinvent and reinvigorate the independent motion picture industry in the 1980's.
From the darkest depths of the Florida everglades... comes the shocking true story of William Grefé, one of the most renegade, and often misunderstood, 'regional' filmmakers in American history.
His credits include many drive-in era classics, such as "DEATH CURSE OF TARTU" (1966), "WILD REBELS" (1967), "THE HOOKED GENERATION" (1968), "STANLEY" (1972), "IMPULSE" starring William Shatner (1974), and "MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH" (1976).
This feature-length documentary includes NEW interviews with William Grefé, Gary Crutcher, Chris Robinson, Steve Alaimo, H. G. Lewis, John Davis Chandler, David Friedman, William Shatner, and many MORE! Coming to DVD... Fall 2015!
Directed and Produced by DANIEL GRIFFITH
Distributed by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures
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Journey back to the holidays of yesteryear! From the 1960's to the late 1970's, eager parents would load their children (and perhaps the neighbors children) into the family station wagon every Saturday and Sunday for a trip to the local movie house... where colorful lobby cards would promise the moon. There... a nickel could by a popcorn bucket full of dreams.... or fuel your childhood's worst nightmares! It was hit or miss at the Children's Matinee! Now... BALLYHOO MOTION PICTURES invites you to relive those holiday moments... with this collection of matinee miracles and oddities.