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 Amazon.com.


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

For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www.GrindhouseReleasing.com.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grindhouse-Releasing/125392227536411

Trailer for AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPjz6Degumw

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 info@grindhousereleasing.com.