Two box sets, “Extreme Horror Collection, Volume 1” and “Provocative Docs: Documentary Series, Volume 1” were released last week (on November 20) and each box includes three mind-blowing titles of the respective genre.
“Extreme Horror” includes “Wound,” “The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol” and “El Monstro Del Mar.” In “Wound,” a young woman alone attempts to fight the demons that begin to haunt her days and nights — in a series of brutal confrontations with the enemies of the past that want to possess and kill her. “The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol” follows the disappointing life of struggling actor Tommy P, who has turned his back on family and friends to pursue his dream of stardom. When he finally hits rock bottom, Tommy seeks solace in a penis pump and finds himself in a fantasy world where he pursues bloody vengeance against those who’ve put him down. In “El Monstro Del Mar,” three gorgeous but deadly hired killers hole up in a small beachside community to keep a low profile. But this town has a dark secret. Now with an old fisherman and his beautiful granddaughter, they must fight for their lives against this furious creature of the deep as the sea rises in a tidal wave of blood.
“Provocative Docs” will feature three illuminating documentaries, “American Jihadist,” “Dirty Pictures” and “Mind of the Demon: The Larry Linkogle Story.” Though the details of his past are murky, Isa Abdullah Ali claims to have killed more than 150 people in the fight to defend his faith in “American Jihadist.” Through his own words and those of family members, psychologists and political experts, this award-winning documentary attempts to decode the social and personal influences that can lead an individual down a path to radicalism. “Dirty Pictures” uncovers the life’s work of Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, the scientist behind more than 200 psychedelic compounds – including MDMA, more commonly known as Ecstasy. Considered to be one of the greatest chemists of the 20th century, Sasha’s vast array of discoveries have had a profound impact in the field of psychedelic research, making him a subject of fascination and controversy among fellow scientists and a folk hero to recreational users of psychedelics. Narrated by Motörhead front man Lemmy Kilmister, “Mind of the Demon” is a morbidly fascinating look into Larry Linkogle’s brilliant yet haunted psyche. Through incredible archival footage and interviews with colorful characters and top dirt bike competitors, Mind of the Demon rebuilds the thrilling story of the birth of freestyle motorcross. Past and present intertwine and drive Linkogle’s story towards two possible conclusions: glorious comeback or nosedive into self-destruction.
Released by Breaking Glass Pictures, the company’s co-President Richard Ross said of the collections, “These box sets truly live up to their names. The Extreme Horror Collection is loaded with gore and violence and the Provocative Docs Collection is both compelling and controversial. Both sets are in beautiful collectors boxes and will make great Holiday gifts for the film lovers on your list.”