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

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

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Bringing together seven of Grefé’s most outlandish features, all new to Blu-ray, 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 college kids – to create one of the most wildly entertaining box-sets of all time!

“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!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

        Seven William Grefé films, all newly restored from the best surviving film elements: 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: That’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, featuring 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”