Schlock-Wire: Mondo-Drama Shocker SURVIVE! Coming To DVD From VCI In October

A little while ago, Schlockmania pointed out the existence a wonderful historical post by Paul Talbot about Survive!, the hit Americanized version of a Mexican film about the infamous Andes plane crash story that inspired the book (and eventual film) Alive.  Just as Your Humble Reviewer was trying to figure out how he’d get his hands on that elusive American version, this news popped up from VCI.  They’re putting out a disc containing both the American and Mexican versions of the film and it will be out in time for Halloween.  Read on for all the mondo-maniacal details…



Plus Original, Uncut Mexican Version

“Supervivientes De Los Andes”


Hugo Stiglitz

(Nightmare City, Zombie Apocalypse )

Norma Lazareno

(El Estudiante, Night Of The Bloody Apes )

Directed & Produced By:

Rene Cardona

(Guns & Guts, Guyana: Crime Of The Century)

• Includes 2 movies

– American box-office smash hit

– Mexican version with 26 minutes of extra footage.

• A Huge Box-office Hit for Paramount Pictures in its American release.

• A movie made more sensational by the fact that it was based on a real story!

• A story so popular that it was remade again in 1993 titled “ALIVE”

In 1972 a plane carrying forty-five passengers crashed in the Andes Mountains. What they did to stay alive is the most shocking episode in the history of human survival!

American version: 86 minutes

Mexican version: 112 minutes

Color, R, 1976, Drama

ASPECT RATIO: 1.77:1 and 1.37:1

RUNTIME: 86 mins. and 112 mins.

VIDEO: 16×9 and 4×3


SOUND: Dolby Digital 2.0

LANGUAGE: English & Spanish With English Subtitles

PRE-ORDER: 9-12-11

STREET DATE: 10-11-11

2 Replies to “Schlock-Wire: Mondo-Drama Shocker SURVIVE! Coming To DVD From VCI In October”

  1. This is stupendously good news.

    I saw the cinema with my parents when I was a kid. My parents got angry at me for liking it. They despised it. In fact, my mother advised me to tell our local priest that I liked it. “He’ll sort you out,” she said.

    1. I’m pretty excited about this release, too.

      BTW, I always love it when you tell your “I Was A Juvenile Pulp Disciple” stories. Any chance you could expand the above anecdote into one your trademark biographical blog entries?

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