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…
‘AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL’
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON BLU-RAY/DVD!
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