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Navarre’s BCI Unveils “Welcome to the Grindhouse” Double Feature Series

Complete With Trailers And Theater Ads; First Releases Bow July 3rd

Los Angeles, CA – BCI, a Navarre Corporation Company, under their horror label Deimos, proudly announces the return to those glory days when moviegoers could experience a double feature – complete with scratched film prints, sticky floors, and non-stop thrills! In the spirit of the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez film GRINDHOUSE, BCI will launch the “Welcome To The Grindhouse” DVD series – a line of double feature DVDs featuring the original exploitation films that inspired the current theatrical hit. The announcement was made by Cliff MacMillan, Director of Acquisitions, BCI. The first two “Welcome to the Grindhouse” DVDs will be released on July 3, 2007 with a $12.98 srp.

“BCI is thrilled to present these classic and not so classic B-movies on DVD,” said MacMillan. “They might stretch over several film genres, but the underlying theme behind these Grindhouse classics is to have fun watching them.”

Each “Welcome to the Grindhouse” DVD release will feature two full-length theatrical films, complete with trailers and theater ads. Each will have two themed films that represent the Grindhouse staples – Martial Arts, Horror, Sexploitation and Action — with some of the titles coming from the Crown International Pictures library.

The July 3rd inaugural releases of the “Welcome to the Grindhouse” DVD series include the following titles:

Welcome to the Grindhouse: Pick-up and The Teacher


Crown International Pictures, 1975. An off-beat story about two young women whose lives are forever changed when they hitch-hike a ride in a mobile home. Starring Jill Senter and Alan Long. Rated R – 80 minutes.

The Teacher

Crown International Pictures, 1974. An explosive story about a beautiful, provocative 28-year-old high school teacher whose seduction of a student proves fatal. Starring Angel Tompkins and Jay North (TV’s Dennis the Menace). Rated R – 98 minutes.

Welcome to the Grindhouse: Evil Eye and Black Candles

Evil Eye

1974. Peter Crane is having nightmares about murdering someone. His psychiatrist Dr. Stone has him hospitalized for being unable to differentiate between dreams and reality. Soon, people start turning up dead at the hospital. Is Peter really a killer or is there something more sinister afoot? Starring Richard Conte (The Godfather), Anthony Steffen (The Night Evelyn Came Out of The Grave) and Pilar Velasquez. Not Rated – 84 minutes.

Black Candles

1983. Carol and her boyfriend Paul travel to England after the unexpected death of her brother. Once there, she discovers her sister-in-law is involved in satanic rituals — and Paul is slowly being drawn into the cult. Starring Helga Line (The Lorelei’s Grasp) and Vanessa Hidalgo. Directed by international cult filmmaker Jose Ramon Larraz (Vampyres: Daughters of Dracula). Not Rated – 85 minutes.

“Welcome to the Grindhouse” will be supported by an extensive marketing campaign, including print and internet advertising campaigns, as well as advertising in such leading genre publications as Rue Morgue and Fangoria, and viral marketing.

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About Navarre Corporation

Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the Company has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale club, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide. The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada. Navarre has expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions of Encore, BCI, and FUNimation. For more information, please visit the Company’s web site at

About BCI

BCI, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is a leading independent entertainment DVD and audio publisher and distributor. Working with licensors from around the world, BCI has acquired an extensive library including animation, action, sports, horror, drama and special interest programming. The BCI brand is committed to bringing the most original product to the marketplace with its innovative marketing programs, bonus features and collectible packaging. The diversity of product has led to the creation of BCI’s labels – Ink & Paint (animation), International Voyage (international programming), Ronin Entertainment (film and television programming from Japan) and Deimos Entertainment (horror, cult and sci-fi films). BCI is uniquely qualified to represent a vast array of content for North American DVD distribution. For more information, please visit