DVD / Film Producers (A to Z)
OLIVER GROOM (DVD producer / distributor) Project X’s recent DVD of Privilege is an important even in the indie label’s history because it’s the sixth volume in the Peter Watkins series. How Project X came about and its association with Watkins work marks the intro of a detailed discussion with label owner/producer Oliver Groom.
DAVID KALAT (DVD producer / distributor / author) From the Told You So Archives, All Day Entertainment’s David Kalat discusses the ambitious DVD release of Edward Dmytryk’s long-lost film, Christ in Concrete, including the fortuitous events that enabled All Day to assemble a treasure trove of interviews from surviving members of the film’s production. Also touched upon is the 1950s Blacklist period, Edgar G. Ulmer’s Daughter of Dr. Jekyll, and the Dr. Mabuse series.
.DON MAY (DVD producer / distributor) From the Told You So Archives, Don May from Synapse Films, talks about the company’s high-profile venture into vintage seventies erotica with Radley Metzger’s classic 1976 film, The Image (aka The Punishment of Anne). May discusses the risks in transferring the original camera negative to DVD, the creation of an isolated music track, and the publicity-shy director himself. Also in our conversation is the DVD production of Jeff Lieberman’s 1976 weirdfest, Blue Sunshine, and the misfortune that can befall original source materials when they’re stored, forgotten, and unceremoniously junked by an uncaring corporate entity.