søndag 3. august 2008

Afro Promo: Black Cinema Trailers 1946-76

Released by: Other Cinema Digital (http://www.othercinemadvd.com/)
Release date: January 31st, 2006

Duration: 72 minutes

Video: 1.33:1 , colour and black/white
Audio: Dolby Digital Mono 2.0, English
Subtitles: none

Region: 1 (NTSC)

Note from the distributor:

Oh yeah! Alternatively trashy and poignant – and sometimes just plain hard to believe these days – here’s an irresistible program of Black Cinema trailers that trace its evolution through its most crucial period, 1946-1976.Filled with insights on race and social dynamics, this fascinating compendium of Coming Attractions explores an extensive range of stylistic approaches – Blaxploitation, Comedy, Music Bio, Plantation Drama, and more – all smartly organized by genre, or viewable as one outrageous joyride through motion picture history. Beyond mere camp, these marvelously condensed gems crystallize a range of African-American identities and personalities, tracking the meteoric careers of Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Pam Grier, et al, through their bold performances in movies both hugely popular and practically forgotten.Be careful or you just might learn something.

  1. The Harlem Globetrotters
  2. St. Louis Blues
  3. Edge of the City
  4. Defiant Ones
  5. A Raisin in the Sun
  6. A Patch of Blue
  7. They call Me Mister Tibbs!
  8. Cool Breeze
  9. The Last Safari
  10. Soul to Soul
  11. Sounder
  12. The Learning Tree
  13. Putney Swope: The Truth and Soul Movie
  14. Mandingo
  15. Boss Nigger
  16. Blackula
  17. Cleopatra Jones
  18. Foxy Brown
  19. Black Mama/White Mama
  20. Black Girl
  21. Lady Sings the Blues
  22. Sparkle
  23. The Great White Hope
  24. The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
  25. The Greatest
  26. Car Wash
  27. Norman... is that You?
  28. Cooley High
  29. A Piece of the Action
  • Introductory Essay by Terri Francis (Yale U.)
  • Short films: Christopher Harris’ “Reckless Eyeballing” and Roger Beebe’s “Famous Irish Americans
  • Upcoming Releases from Other Cinema DVD
When Afro Promo was released theatrically, it included a trailer for the banned Disney film Song of the South (1946). The trailer is not included on this DVD. Read a review of the theatrical version here, from Bright Lights Film Journal.

The Horror of Hammer

Released by: All Day Entertainment
Release date: July 24th, 2001

Duration: 115 minutes

Video: 1.33:1 , colour and black/white
Audio: Dolby Digital Mono 2.0, English
Subtitles: none

Region: 1 (NTSC)

Note from the distributor:

All Day Entertainment presents a delirious collection of trailers from England's famed Hammer Films, purveyors of British blood and bosoms throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Here are all the classic thrillers of Peter Cushing as the cold-hearted Baron Frankenstein, every one of the eerie thrillers with Christopher Lee as the sensuous Count Dracula, plus cerebral sci-fi classics like "The Creeping Unknown," "Enemy from Space," "Five Million Years to Earth," and "X The Unknown," the controversial Joseph Losey thriller "These are the Damned," and some of Hammer's wildest exploitation films, like the campy "Prehistoric Women," Raquel Welch in "1,000,000 Years BC.," and the unique combination of kung fu and vampires, "The 7 Brothers and Their One Sister Meet Dracula." A must-have collector's item for all aficionados of Hammer's Gothic chills!


  1. Curse of Frankenstein
  2. Revenge of Frankenstein
  3. Evil of Frankenstein
  4. Frankenstein Created Woman
  5. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
  6. Horror of Frankenstein
  7. Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell
  8. Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas
  9. The Hound of the Baskervilles
  10. The Creeping Unknown
  11. Enemy From Space
  12. Five Million Years to Earth
  13. X the Unknown
  14. These are the Damned
  15. One Million Years BC
  16. When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
  17. Creatures the World Forgot
  18. The Old Dark House
  19. Nightmare
  20. The Devil's Own
  21. The Devil's Bride
  22. To the Devil a Daughter
  23. Plague of the Zombies
  24. Curse of the Werewolf
  25. The Mummy
  26. Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
  27. The Mummy's Shroud
  28. Blood From the Mummy's Tomb
  29. Rasputin the Mad Monk / The Reptile
  30. Stranglers of Bombay
  31. The Man Who Could Cheat Death *
  32. The Gorgon
  33. Night Creatures
  34. The Phantom of the Opera
  35. House of Fright
  36. Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde
  37. Horror of Dracula
  38. Brides of Dracula
  39. Dracula Prince of Darkness
  40. Dracula Has Risen From The Grave
  41. Taste the Blood of Dracula
  42. Scars of Dracula
  43. Dracula AD 1972
  44. Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride
  45. Kiss of the Vampire
  46. Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter
  47. The Vampire Lovers
  48. Lust for a Vampire
  49. Twins of Evil
  50. Vampire Circus
  51. Countess Dracula
  52. The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula


  • Teasers/Alternate trailers: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Brides of Dracula, Dracula AD 1972, Countess Dracula
  • Featurettes: Beauties and Beasties and The Prince of Terror
  • Audio commentary by Hammer historians Ted Newsom, Gary H. Smith, and Stuart Galbraith IV


* The The Man Who Could Cheat Death trailer is badly out of synch. Some others are also a little out.

There are many annoying adds between the trailers. Some says "Double Feature" even though there's not coming any double feature trailers after it.