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    Kino Lorber Releasing Forbidden Fruit Series

    Coming 2/25/2020.

    In the 75 years since its initial release, Kroger Babb’s Mom and Dad has achieved mythical cinematic status. It was a film that, during the height of the Production Code, not only dared to address issues of venereal disease and unexpected pregnancy but presented graphic footage of bodies scarred by syphilis and multiple unobstructed views of childbirth. So sensational was the film (and so different were the audiences’ motivations for seeing it) that screenings were commonly segregated by gender. Furthermore, screenings were presented with a live sex hygiene lecturer, who underscored the film’s educational value and sold informational pamphlets. It became one of the highest-grossing films of the 1940s, yet for decades has been unavailable for screening. The original negative has succumbed to nitrate decomposition, but this authorized presentation has been mastered from three separate 35mm elements. It is presented with a wealth of supplemental material to illuminate why Mom and Dad became such a phenomenon, and continues to fascinate audiences even now.

    4K restoration from 35mm archive elements / Audio commentary by Eric Schaefer, author of Bold! Daring! Shocking True! A History of Exploitation Films, 1919-1959 / Original theatrical trailer / Mom and Dad radio spots / Sex Hygiene (1942, dir: John Ford) / Sex hygiene lectures and vintage childbirth footage / Sex hygiene book pitches / Gallery of exploitation trailers

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    REEFER MADNESS / SEX MADNESS (FORBIDDEN FRUIT: THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE EXPLOITATION PICTURE Volume 2)

    No films better represent the 1970s midnight movie phenomenon as Reefer Madness and Sex Madness: two finger-wagging camp classics that hysterically warned the public of the horrors of marijuana and syphilis. But the more we discover about the exploitation genre, the more we learn the true hep cats were the ones who made the films: ruthless opportunists who produced raunchy, ribald melodramas loaded with sex, drugs, and violence, and enabled them to be shown by wrapping them in a tissue-thin pseudoeducational message. These two essential cult favorites are presented in definitive editions, meticulously restored from 35mm elements.Audio commentary for Reefer Madness by Eric Schaefer, author of Bold! Daring! Shocking True! A History of Exploitation Films, 1919-1959 / Assassin of Youth (abridged version) / High on the Range (1924, excerpt) / Gallery of exploitation trailers, including Reefer Madness, Cocaine Fiends, Marihuana: Weed With Roots in Hell, Narcotic, and more / Radio spots: The Narcotic Story, Reefer Ruin, Metamorphosis and the Weed

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    UNASHAMED: A ROMANCE / ELYSIA (VALLEY OF THE NUDE) (FORBIDDEN FRUIT: THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE EXPLOITATION PICTURE Volume 3)

    In an unusual reversal of the usual exploitation formula—in which scenes of sex, violence, and drug abuse were wrapped in a dire warning of moral degradation—the nudist film took a more positive approach to its subject matter. Arguing for the health benefits of sunlight and the detrimental effects of constrictive clothing, films such as Unashamed: A Romance and Elysia (Valley of the Nude) presented nudism as a positive lifestyle choice, and proved their point with only slightly unobstructed views of naked flesh. But more surprising than the nudity is that Unashamed reveals itself to be a remarkably poignant drama about the unrequited love between a mixed-race woman (Rae Kidd) and her employer (Robert Stanley).Audio commentary for Unashamed by film historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas / Nudist-Land (1937, 11 Min.) / Why Nudism: An Exposé of Nudism (ca. 1938, 22 Min.) / Hollywood Script Girl (1938, 5 Min.)

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    Marihuana and Narcotic are coming out on Blu-ray in May.

    https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Forbi...lu-ray/266158/
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    Tomorrow's Children/Child Bride also coming soon...

    https://www.diabolikdvd.com/product/...it-v5-blu-ray/
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    I'm still hoping for SHE SHOULDA SAID NO, the "atonement" film for actress Lila Leeds, who had been busted for pot along with Robert Mitchum.

    Much later, she ran a church on Hollywood Blvd. whose congregation was largely made up of former addicts.

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    According to the SWV facebook group, this just sold on eBay for $675!

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    Coming to Blu-ray August 18th from Kino Classics and Something Weird!

    "She Should'a Said 'NO'!" (1949) and The Devil's Sleep (1949)
    Forbidden Fruit Volume 6

    After producing the wildly successful Mom and Dad, Kroger Babb, the godfather of the exploitation film, scored another coup by securing the involvement of Hollywood starlet Lila Leeds, who had been arrested in a high-profile marijuana bust with Robert Mitchum. “She Should’a Said ‘NO’!” stars Leeds as a party girl recruited by a hard-boiled cop (Lyle Talbot) to take down the sinister dope-pusher (Alan Baxter) responsible for the addiction and death of her brother (David Holt). Not to be outdone, producer George Weiss loaded his gymnasium pill-mill thriller The Devil’s Sleep with three celebrities: Mitchum’s brother John, Charlie Chaplin’s former teen bride Lita Grey, and Mr. America George Eiferman. But stealing the film, as always, was character actor Timothy Farrell, in the first of three appearnces as crime boss Umberto Scalli.

    Special features:
    *Audio commentary for "She Should'a Said 'NO'!" by film historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
    *Trailer gallery

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    Great news about the Lila Leeds flick.

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    Coming October 6th.

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    The seventh volume in the series Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Picture addresses the prickly problems of parenting. In Test Tube Babies, Cathy (Dorothy Duke) and George (William Thomason) seem like the perfect postwar American couple, but a medical deficiency deprives them of the children that will complete their happy home. Facing a future of childless debauchery (represented by an especially raucous adults-only house party, complete with female wrestling), they pay a visit to a fertility specialist, portrayed by deadpan exploitation legend Timothy Farrell, who proposes an unorthodox solution to their problems. J.D. Kendis’s Guilty Parents is one of the better-produced incarnations of the good-girl-gone-wrong cautionary tale, highlighted by a game of silhouette strip-tease at the wayward teens’ favorite roadhouse.

    Special Features:

    -Audio commentary for Test Tube Babies by Eric Schaefer, author of Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!: A History of Exploitation Films
    -Sex and Romance (1951), a marital education short film
    -Theatrical trailer gallery
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