Here’s some news that cer­tain exploita­tion film fans have been await­ing for years: Grindhouse Releasing has announced a date and details for their spe­cial edi­tion release of Massacre Mafia Style. This 2-disc set (one blu-ray, one DVD) will include a new­ly remas­tered ver­sion of this leg­endary auteur opus from Duke Mitchell plus a vari­ety of new inter­views and sur­pris­es from the director’s archive. If you’re a cult movie per­son and you’ve nev­er seen this film, this sounds like the per­fect way to get to know its sin­gu­lar charms. Read on for all the mag­nif­i­cent mob­ster details, includ­ing a run­down of the extras and a pre-order link…


MassMS-bluGrindhouse Releasing is proud to present the defin­i­tive release of Duke Mitchell’s MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE, arriv­ing on DVD and Blu-ray disc February 10, 2015!

Pre-order MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE at Diabolik DVD!

Watch the MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE trail­er

Italian-American actor and night­club singer Duke Mitchell wrote, pro­duced, direct­ed and starred in this home­made answer to THE GODFATHER, self-financed with earn­ings from his career as the self-pro­claimed “Mr. Palm Springs.” Previously known for his Martin and Lewis act with Sammy Petrillo as seen in BELA LUGOSI MEETS A BROOKLYN GORILLA, Duke plays the ruth­less son of a Mafia king­pin who blasts his way through Hollywood on a bloody crime spree. Promising “more guts, more action, more dyna­mite” than the Mario Puzo gang­ster clas­sic, MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE deliv­ers an onslaught of low-bud­get may­hem unlike any­thing you’ve ever seen.

It’s a great thing for my Dad’s lega­cy for his movie to be released on Blu-ray,” says Jeffrey Mitchell, who co-pro­duced the Blu-ray with Academy Award win­ning edi­tor Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing. Adds Murawski: “We have put in years of work restor­ing MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE and gath­er­ing an amaz­ing selec­tion of bonus mate­ri­al on Duke Mitchell. We think fans will agree  it was worth the wait.”


– 2 disc com­bo pack – Blu-ray + DVD

– Incredible new hi-def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal restora­tion of the orig­i­nal director’s cut

– Stunning dig­i­tal restora­tion of the orig­i­nal mono sound­track

– Interviews with Jeffrey Mitchell, Frankie Ray, George Jacobs, Jim LoBianco, and exploita­tion leg­end Matt Cimber

– Almost one full hour of nev­er-before-seen Duke Mitchell home movies

– Lost audio record­ing – Duke Mitchell Live in Concert, June 9, 1960


– Extensive still gal­leries, radio spots, and the­atri­cal trail­er

– Glossy book­let with rare pho­tos and lin­er notes by author David Szulkin

– Spectacular new cov­er paint­ing by renowned Los Angeles cult artist Dave Lebow


Mind-bending…with Duke Mitchell’s cult fol­low­ing steadi­ly build­ing on what seems to be a dai­ly basis, one can only won­der how far and wide the lega­cy of this enter­tain­ment jack of all trades will go.” – Nathaniel Thompson, TCM Underground

Duke Mitchell deliv­ers an eccen­tric, impas­sioned, unpre­dictable per­for­mance unlike any­thing else ever com­mit­ted to film. You’ve nev­er seen anoth­er gang­ster movie like this.”- Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo-Digital

The rare film that is BETTER than its trail­er… a great for­got­ten gem.” – Josh Hurtado, TWITCHFILM

A vir­tu­al tor­rent of blood­shed… This makes the GODFATHER movies look like Sunday school pic­nic out­ings!” – LAS VEGAS SUN

Watch for Grindhouse Releasing’s Blu-ray release of Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, com­ing February 10, 2015! And stay tuned for details on the long-await­ed Blu-ray and DVD release of Duke Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE POPE!

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