Natasha Lyonne slays in the queer cult classic All About Evil – coming soon to Blu-ray!

It’s been called “a riotous experience” (Horror News), “clearly ahead of its time” (Geekscape) and “made for lovers of horror by someone who loves the genre” (Daily Dead). Now the “demented, outrageous and hysterical” (PopOptiq) can finally be experienced by audiences everywhere on Blu-ray with this new restoration!

Born from the loins of the cult-film underground, All About Evil is an over-the-top black comedy that tells the wicked story of Deborah (the incomparable Natasha Lyonne), a mousy librarian who inherits her father’s beloved but failing movie house.

In order to save the family business, Deborah discovers her inner serial killer and starts turning out a series of grisly short films. Offering them up to the unsuspecting public at increasingly popular screening, she begins to gather a legion of gore-hungry fans. What they don’t realize is that the murders in the movies are real and anyone in the audience could become Deborah’s next victim! (Or movie star, as it were).

All About Evil marked the directorial debut of award-winning “Midnight Mass” movie impresario Joshua Grannell. Perhaps better known by the alter ego Peaches Christ, Grannell is a San Francisco drag legend – an expert in all things horror and camp who has turned a love of midnight movies into an exciting career celebrating the genre. The film’s cast is also phenomenal. Natasha Lyonne is joined by gay icons Mink Stole and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira herself!) and cutie-pies Thomas Dekker and Noah Segan.

This movie slayed audiences back in 2010 when it screened (very slowly, drive-in style) over 20 cities in North America with its delirious fusion of vaudeville extravagance and midnight movie magic, selling out shows in many cities. As you might imagine, John Waters loved it. We’re thrilled that is will soon be available to enjoy over and over again on Blu-ray thanks to Severin Films!

 

Watch the trailer for All About Evil below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on Blu-ray only starting August 30th.

 

The beloved gay series Here Comes Your Man returns to take another shot at romance!

A charming, funny, sexy and refreshingly realistic gay series from director Omar Salas ZamoraHere Comes Your Man follows the relationship of two very different young men who tried to make love work, but hit many roadblocks along the way.

Here Comes Your Man: Season Two follows Aaron (Jason Alan Clark), living his own version of the 21st century gay experience. After his breakup, Aaron tries to navigate his new causal relationship with Julio (Alessandro De Gennaro) into somewhere more serious. Meanwhile, Jordan (Calvin Picou) settles into Omaha to record his album. Dustin (Matthew Namik) becomes entangled in an online romance while Cassie (Noelle Miller) reignites her romance with Malcolm (Clay von Carlowitz).

A continuation in the thoughtful and ultimately heartwarming story of four friends who are all exploring their own ambitions, relationships and dreams in modern day Los Angeles, Here Comes Your Man is back and better than ever!

Watch a short teaser trailer for Here Comes Your Man: Season Two below and click here to pre-order your copy. It will be available on DVD and VOD in mid-September. The first season of Here Comes Your Man is also available now at TLAgay!

 

Coming Soon: Nothing But Flowers

Ash (Hayden Vaughn) and Max (August Medina) suddenly find their loving relationship in jeopardy. When Max gets accepted into an elite East Coast graduate school program, it puts all of their plans on hold. Now they must question whether or not they have a future together. On their final night as a couple, they begin to relive pivotal moments from their past, until their interrupted by a surprise going-away party.

From writer-director Nicolas Merrias and co-writer Omar Salas Zamora (the creator behind the beloved gay series Here Comes Your Man), Nothing But Flowers is a tender and heartfelt gay romantic drama.

 

Watch the trailer for Nothing But Flowers below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD and VOD August 9th.

 

Coming Soon: As Long as I’m Famous

Inspired by true events, writer-director Bruce Reisman‘s new drama As Long as I’m Famous is set during the summer of 1948 and follows the private, often forbidden romances of legends Montgomery Clift (Gavin Adams) and Richard Rodgers (Eric Lutes), told through the perspective or a then-unknown 24-year-old writer named Sidney Lumet (Aaron Fors).

With committed performances, this edgy romance, set during the Golden Age of both Broadway and Hollywood, shows how privacy at the time was not just implied, it was expected.

Watch the trailer for As Long as I’m Famous below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and VOD August 16th.

 

Watch the trailer for the award-winning queer indie horror flick Night at the Eagle Inn

Night at the Eagle Inn follows fraternal twins Spencer and Sarah Moss (Taylor Turner and Amelia Dudley). The pair embark on a pilgrimage to a remote Vermont inn to investigate the last known whereabouts of their father… who mysteriously disappeared the night they were born.

Once checked in, the uncanny innkeeper (Greg Schweers) and the attractive groundskeeper (Beau Minniear), who proves to be seductive for both twins, guide them through the institution’s tragic and terrifying history.

Not ones to leave any stone unturned, Spencer and Sarah go rogue and dive even deeper. Their exploration leads to shocking revelations as the property’s dark secrets ensnare them in a hellish labyrinth they must escape before dawn.

Equal parts The InnkeepersThe Shining and VacancyNight at the Eagle Inn is a fast-paced, queer-friendly horror-mystery laden with intrigue, black comedy and plenty of scares. Writer-director Erik Bloomquist is a former Top 200 Director on HBO’s Project Greenlight. The film won a Special Jury Prize at Popcorn Frights, Best Actress at ReadingFilmFEST, Best Sound Design at Sin City Horror Fest and Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Score at Terror in the Bay Film Festival.

Watch the trailer for Night at the Eagle Inn below. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting October 11th, just in time for Halloween, but you can pre-order your copy here.

 

Poppy Field is a riveting new gay thriller based on true events

“AN EXCITING MORALLY GREY FILM” – Dirty Movies

“REVEALS ASPECTS OF PREJUDICE THAT ARE RARELY SEEN ONSCREEN” – Eye for Film

“AN INTENSE AND HONEST FILM” – World Socialist Web Site

“A COMPELLING CHARACTER DRAMA WITH A SUBLIME LEADING TURN” – Culture Fix

“POWERFUL… A WORTHY ENTRY INTO THE ROMANIAN NEW WAVE” – Art House Street

“IT BUILDS LAYERS OF SUBTEXT UNTIL THEIR IMPLICATIONS ARE STAGGERING” – Spectrum Culture

“A CRISP, UNBLINKING LOOK AT THE VERY REAL DANGERS OF BOTH SELF-LOATHING AND SOCIETAL PREJUDICE” – Shadows on the Wall

“THE STORY IS IMPORTANT, THE LEAD ACTOR IS STUNNING AND THE DIRECTION IS EXCELLENT” – Film Threat

Planning to spend a romantic weekend with his long-distance boyfriend, Christi (Conrad Mericoffer) finds his tender reunion cut short when he is called in to handle a crisis at work. Christi is a member of the Bucharest police force, and his unit is sent to quell a protest at a local movie theater, where a far-right group has interrupted the screening of a queer film.

As tensions between the homophobic protesters and the audience mount, Christi, closeted to his fellow officers, begins to spiral out of control when he spots a former fling in the crowd. A violent outburst threatens to expose Christi’s secret and forces him to confront the contradictions between his personal and professional life.

Inspired by true events, Poppy Field is a tense, thoughtful and unforgettable critically-acclaimed must-see.

 

Watch the trailer for Poppy Field below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD at TLAgay.

 

John Cameron Mitchell’s controversial classic Shortbus is getting a new special edition release on DVD and Blu-ray!

John Cameron Mitchell‘s controversial queer classic Shortbus explores the lives of several emotionally challenged characters as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex in and around a modern-day underground salon. It also features scenes of unabashed, completely unsimulated sex – which causes quite a stir when the film was first released.

A sex therapist who has never had an orgasm, a dominatrix who is unable to connect, a gay couple who are deciding whether to open up their relationship and the people who weave in and out of their lives all converge on a weekly gathering – a mad nexus of art, music, politics, and polysexual carnality. Set in a post-9/11, Bush-exhausted New York City, Shortbus tells its story with sexual frankness, suggesting new ways to reconcile questions of the mind, pleasures of the flesh and imperatives of the heart.

Finally available on both DVD and Blu-ray after a long time out of print (and, in some cases, totally banned), Oscilloscope Laboratories has rescued and restored this unprecedented gay classic. This new special edition is packed with special features, including deleted scenes, multiple audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, documentaries, interviews and more.

 

Watch the trailer for Oscilliscope’s gorgeous new restoration below and click here to pre-order your copy of Shortbus. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray at TLAgay beginning August 2nd.

 

Coming Soon: Neptune Frost

Multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams brings his unique dynamism to this Afrofuturist vision, a sci-fi punk musical that’s a visually wondrous amalgamation of themes, ideas and songs that Williams has explored in his work, notably his 2016 album MartyrLoserKing.

Co-directed with the Rwandan-born artist and cinematographer Anisia Uzeyman, Neptune Frost takes place in the hilltops of Burundi, where a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective. From their camp in an otherworldly e-waste dump, they attempt a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region’s natural resources – and its people. When an intersex runaway and an escaped coltan miner find each other through cosmic intervention, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry.

Set between states of being – past and present, dream and waking life, colonized and free, male and female, memory and prescience – Neptune Frost is an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends.

Watch the trailer for Neptune Frost below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray August 9th.

 

Now Available On-Demand: Down in Paris

Down in Paris follows Richard (played writer-director Antony Hickling), a gay filmmaker in his forties who finds himself suddenly overwhelmed with crippling anxiety in the middle of a night shoot for his latest movie.

Without a word to his cast and crew, he walks off the set and wanders through the Paris streets in search of answers – and hopefully, the inspiration to continue. During his long dark night of the soul, Richard bonds with a British woman he meets in a bar, runs into an old boyfriend, visits an eerily profound fortuneteller and has a myriad of other random encounters – including a steamy visit to a gay sex club.

Some of the encounters are warm, some disturbing, others life affirming. However, none of them quite provide what Richard is seeking. As dawn approaches, Richard has to confront his fears and start question his deepest desires in order to find renewal to continue his life journey.

Stylish and contemplative, Down in Paris is a uniquely insightful portrait of a gay man at a creative and personal crossroad.

Watch the trailer for Down in Paris below and click here to order your copy. The film is also available now on-demand at TLAgay.

 

Get two restored gay cinema classics in the new set Two Films by Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.

No other filmmaker better embodied the spirit of the gay liberation movement than Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. (the director behind films like Buddies and Gay USA).

A true pioneer of queer cinema, his films fearlessly blurred the boundaries between the artistic, the erotic and the cinematic – and never so clearly as with his first two narrative films, the critically-acclaimed Passing Strangers and Forbidden Letters. Altered Innocence and the Bressan Project are proud to present these two landmarks of early queer cinema, newly restored in 2K from their original film elements with a host of new bonus features.

In Passing Strangers, a closeted gay teenager (Robert Adams) finds love, community and a political awakening when he decides to answer a personal ad from an older, jaded man (Robert Carnagey). One of cinema’s first coming out stories, Passing Strangers is a romantic portrait of gay liberation-era San Francisco that still resonates today.

Lead actor Robert Adams returns in Forbidden Letters as Larry, a man trying to pass time on the day his older lover Richard (Richard Locke) is set to be released from prison. Unable to clear his head through casual sex, he reads through his letters to Richard – letters he could never send out of fear that his outing would lead to a harsher sentence. As Richard’s release draws nearer, the question remains: will the spark still be there when he gets out?

Special features include audio commentaries, interviews with Robert Adams and various queer film historians, five early short films by Bressan (on the Blu-ray only), print materials, photo galleries, theatrical trailers, a twenty-page booklet featuring writing by Bressan and an essay by queer trans film critic Caden Mark Gardner (Blu-ray only) and much, much more.

 

Watch a trailer for Two Films by Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. below and click here to pre-order your copy. The amazing new collector’s edition will be available on DVD and Blu-ray beginning June 8th.