Schlock-Wire: 3-Disc Blu-Ray/DVD Mega-Edition of AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL From Grindhouse Releasing In September

A short while ago, Schlockmania announced the imminent home video comeback of Grindhouse Releasing.  They’ve just released the formal details for their first new release and it’s a lulu.  The film is An American Hippie In Israel, a forgotten psychsploitation opus, and the Grindhouse crew has assembled an awe-inspiring package for this set that will include both a blu-ray and a DVD of this film plus a bonus DVD packed to the gills with extras.  Read on for all the psych-protest details, including a full breakdown of this set’s impressive extras…



FAR OUT! Grindhouse Releasing brings the ultimate psychedelic trip home on hi-def, and in theaters this fall!

LOS ANGELES – Grindhouse Releasing has set a September 10 street date for its deluxe Blu-ray/DVD release of Amos Sefer’s far-out cult classic AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL. The limited edition 3-disc set is now available for pre-order on

“We are very proud and excited to present AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL for the first time to U.S. audiences,” says Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski. “It’s an amazing film and we’ve spent years making this Blu-ray the ultimate edition of a cult classic. From the film restoration to the massive wealth of bonus features we gathered from around the globe, AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL may be our best release to date!”

Originally filmed in 1972, AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL stars Asher Tzarfati as a dope-smoking Vietnam vet wandering through an insane desert landscape of “machine-gun wielding mimes, robots, bloodthirsty sharks, free-loving debauchery and poignant anti-war monologues”.

Lost for many years, AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL has become a midnight movie sensation in Tel Aviv, where it has been screening to packed crowds. Grindhouse Releasing plans to celebrate the Blu-ray/DVD release with a series of U.S. theatrical screenings planned for the fall.

The Blu-ray/DVD set is limited to 2,000 individually numbered copies. Specs are as follows:

Deluxe Dual Layer Blu-ray Edition + DVD Combo + Bonus DVD

  • Spectacular New Hi-Definition Digital Restoration Of The Original U.S. Theatrical Version
  • PLUS – THE HITCHHIKER, The Uncensored Director’s Cut
  • Six Controversial Scenes Deleted From The Original Release
  • In-depth Interviews With Stars Asher Tzarfati And Shmuel Wolf
  • Asher Tzarfati – An Israeli Actor In Israel – Bonus Featurette
  • Interview With Production Manager Moshe Berman
  • Interview With Singer/Co-Star Susan Devore
  • Channel 10 Tel Avi News Segment
  • A Cult Is Born – Featurette On Revival In Tel Aviv
  • 16mm Screen Tests
  • Be Careful Children – Amos Sefer 16mm Short Film
  • Bonus 5.1 Audio Track – The Beverly Cinema Experience
  • Liner Notes By Acclaimed Horror Novelist John Skipp
  • Still Galleries, Trailer, Filmographies
  • Optional Hebrew Sub-Titles
  • Grindhouse Releasing Prevues Of Coming Attractions

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Other upcoming Grindhouse Releasing titles include CORRUPTION, starring Peter Cushing, THE SWIMMER, staring Burt Lancaster, and THE BIG GUNDOWN, starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian.

For theatrical bookings, e-mail David Szulkin at

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