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    Quote Originally Posted by bgart13 View Post
    ...Something Weird has been working with AGFA (American Genre Film Archive) and Alamo Drafthouse on co-branding, releasing and preserving 10 of our most popular films from the SW archive...So show your love, support and enthusiasm for Something Weird and exploitation cinema by contributing to AGFA's Kickstarter!
    AGFA now has 9 titles branded with the Something Weird logo in their catalog so six years later we're getting close to the 10 that were mentioned back in 2015. What a wild and crazy half dozen years!!!!

    In spite of helping back the Kickstarter (I only pledged a meager $15 so I can't be too sore) for the 4K scanner I've yet to buy a single BluRay that resulted from this campaign. I used to live in Denver, a city with two Alamo Drafthouses, and never attended any of the screenings either. Honestly I don't recall there being that many although I can't say I really paid much attention.

    Obviously AGFA has utilized that scanner for plenty of other projects but the Kickstarter made allusions to a fruitful team-up with SWV and the end results have been disappointing to say the least. That original press release quoted above was in reference to theatrical presentations and general preservation. I understand that no promises were made to roll out extensive physical media releases but the implications were there and I can't imagine that we'll see anything close to what we saw in the heyday of the Image/SWV DVD partnership. This has been a giant dud.

    In the moment of history we're currently experiencing I can't see there being much future in theatrical screenings. I also don't see potential for any sort of new streaming service derived exclusively from the SWV archives but perhaps they and AGFA could begin licensing titles to Shudder or Amazon Prime. What I'd really like is for them to partner with Vinegar Syndrome for a line of Something Weird discs. Wishful thinking.
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    A full SWV/VS partnership is unlikely. But now that AGFA is being distributed by VS, they have a bunch of releases slated this year and there’ll be more SWV/AGFA titles soon. Maybe things didn’t turn out quite as they’d initially hoped, but it doesn’t bother me (I chipped in to AGFA too). I believe AGFA’s cancelled FLESHPOT ON 42ND STREET bd was the tenth co-branded title, btw. Re: streaming, it’s being worked on.

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    Expectations can be a bitch. But i'm very happy to have THE VIOLENT YEARS, TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE, GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS, SHE MOB and SATANIS, in roughly that order. And i don't think it was a SWV collab, but LADY STREETFIGHTER is pretty awesome too. They do seem to be picking up a head of steam with VS distributing, i'm pretty good with what they've accomplished.

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    SWV's The Big Bad Wolf has been added to their downloads section.

    https://agfaamericangenrefilmarchive...e-big-bad-wolf

    Trailer here:

    https://agfaamericangenrefilmarchive...d-wolf-trailer
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    The Bat Pussy BD has now gone OOP. Here is what Lisa Petrucci said in the comments to a post on the SWV Facebook group:

    So here's what's up (from the horse's mouth). The BAT PUSSY Blu-ray has sadly gone Out of Print. The first pressing is now sold out and AGFA has moved on to work with a different distributor, so it won't be re-pressed. I bought up the last remaining inventory from the distributor yesterday, so the BP Blu-ray will be back in stock on the SWV website once I receive more inventory in a week or two. (Yesterday ALL my existing BP inventory got bought up! I hadn't seen the Instagram post from AGFA yet and was wondering why the hell everyone was buying so many BP Blu's ) But don't fret. There are plans to re-release BP again. Stay tuned! (And in the meantime the crummy original DVD-R version from the 1990s Dragon Art Theatre Double Feature VHS release is still available from SWV...)

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    AGFA has their new bd release up for pre-order at VinSyn's site -- LOVE AFTER DEATH w/ THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE BEAUTFUL.

    https://vinegarsyndrome.com/collecti...omething-weird

    And then AGFA has revealed they'll be releasing the Doris Wishman set in 2022. Their new transfer of BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL is now streaming at the Criterion Channel, too!

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    AGFA episode out now from the Fractured Listens podcast:

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/42p...copy-link&nd=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgart13 View Post
    And then AGFA has revealed they'll be releasing the Doris Wishman set in 2022. Their new transfer of BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL is now streaming at the Criterion Channel, too!
    AGFA has now hinted their Wishman set will actually be setS -- as in more than one set. Looking forward to seeing how they break the titles down. Also wondering if there'll be any Wishman movies SWV didn't release themselves at some point.

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