Monday, March 15, 2010

Cinemation Industries: The Filmography (1968-1976)



AFRICA BLOOD AND GUTS (1970) -- Edited version of AFRICA ADDIO, originally released in the U.S. by Rizzoli in 1967

ALL THE KIND STRANGERS (1974) -- TV movie originally aired on November 12th, 1974 on ABC


ATTACK OF THE KUNG FU GIRLS (1974) -- U.S. release of TIE WA (1973). Also released as KUNG FU GIRL. A photo of Angela Mao from STING OF THE DRAGON MASTERS was featured prominently in the advertising, even though Mao didn't appear in the film. Rated PG.

BABY DOLL (1970) -- Re-release of 1956 film originally released by Warner Brothers. Rated R in 1969.

BEAT A DEAD HORSE (1975) -- Starring Tony Anthony. Re-released in 1976 by Cee Note as GET MEAN.

THE BLACK GODFATHER (1974) -- Also known as POWER TO SPARE.

THE BLACK SIX (1973) -- Re-released in 1979 by Independent Artists

CAMPER JOHN (1973) -- Also known as ONCE UPON A TRIBE, GENTLE SAVAGE, and UP YOURS, PILGRIM! Re-released as I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE.

CHALLENGE (1974)

THE CHALLENGE OF GREATNESS (1975) -- Also released as THE CHALLENGE: A TRIBUTE TO MODERN ART. Re-released by New Line Cinema in 1977.

THE CHEERLEADERS (1973) -- Released with a self-applied X rating. Rated R in 1975 and re-released by Vanguard Releasing.

CONFESSIONS OF A DIRTY COP (1973) -- See THE MAD BOMBER

DETECTIVE GERONIMO (1973) -- See THE MAD BOMBER


THE DYNAMITE BROTHERS (1974) -- Re-released as STUD BROWN in 1975. Later re-released by Independent-International Pictures under both titles.

THE FAÇADE -- Starring Max Von Sydow. Released on a double bill with ILLUSIONS. No other information available.

FANNY HILL (1969) -- U.S. release of 1968 film, presented by Jerry Gross & Nicholas M. Demetroules. Released with a self-applied X rating. Rated R in 1973.

THE FEMALE ANIMAL (1970) -- First Cinemation release after Nicholas M. Demetroules departed the company. Released with a self-applied X rating. Rated R in 1978 as TEENAGERS FOR SALE when re-released by Independent-International Pictures.

FRITZ THE CAT (1972) -- Rated X. Re-released by American International Pictures.

FROM EAR TO EAR (1971) -- U.S. release of LES COUSINES (1970). Rated X in 1971. Also known as THE COFFIN. Re-released as THE FRENCH COUSINS.


GOD'S LITTLE ACRE (1970) -- Re-release of 1958 film originally released by United Artists. Rated GP in 1970.

GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES FOR ADULTS (1970) -- U.S. release of GRIMMS MARCHEN VON LUSTERNEN PARCHEN (1969). Released with a self-applied X rating. Re-released by NMD Film Distributing (Nicholas M. Demetroules) as THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SNOW WHITE in 1977 with a self-applied X. Rated R in 1978.

THE HORRIBLE HOUSE ON THE HILL (1974) -- See PEOPLETOYS

THE HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE (1973) -- U.S. release of EL JOROBADO DE LA MORGUE.

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD (1971) -- Rated X in 1971 and edited for R rating. Re-released by Independent-International Pictures and Monarch Pictures.

I EAT YOUR SKIN (1971) -- Del Tenney's 1964 film VOODOO BLOOD BATH. Rated GP in 1971. Re-released by Independent-International Pictures and Monarch Pictures.

I KILL FOR KICKS (1970) -- Re-release WAKE UP AND DIE. Artwork was later used for THE MAFIA WANTS BLOOD.


IDAHO TRANSFER (1973) -- Filmed in 1971. Rated R in 1973, edited for PG.

ILLUSIONS -- Starring James Coco and Marcel Marceau. Released on a double bill with THE FAÇADE. No other information available.

INGA (1968) -- U.S. release of JAG - EN OSKULD (1968), presented by Jery Gross & Nicholas M. Demetroules. Released unrated. Rated R in 1973.

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN (1971) -- Rated R in 1971, edited for GP.

JULIET OF THE SPIRITS (1970) -- Re-release of 1965 film GIULIETTA DEGLI SPIRITI, originally released in the U.S. by Rizzoli

KILL OR BE KILLED (1970) -- Re-release of UCCIDI O MUORI, originally released in the U.S. by Rizzoli in 1967

THE MAD BOMBER (1973) -- Also released in 1973 as CONFESSIONS OF A DIRTY COP, THE POLICE CONNECTION and DETECTIVE GERONIMO

MADAME BUTTERFLY (1970) -- Re-release of 1954 film originally released in the U.S. by Rizzoli

THE MAFIA WANTS BLOOD (1974) -- U.S. release of 1970 film CANNABIS. Artwork used in the ad campaign was originally commissioned for I KILL FOR KICKS.

THE MAGIC BIRD (1972) -- U.S. release of PUTIFERIO VA ALLA GUERRA (1968), also known as THE PERILS OF PROBLEMINA


THE MAN FROM O.R.G.Y. (1970) -- Advertised as THE MAN FROM O.R.G.Y. in THE REAL GONE GIRLS. Also known as THE REAL GONE GIRLS.

MANIACS ON WHEELS (1971) -- U.S. release of FORMULA 1: NELL'INFERNO DEL GRAND PRIX (1970). Rated G in 1971.

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH (1970) -- Re-release of IL MOMENTO DELLA VERITA, originally released in the U.S. by Rizzoli in 1965

MONDO CANE (1970) -- Re-release of 1962 film originally released in the U.S. by Rizzoli in 1963. Rated R in 1970.

MONDO CANE 2 (1970) -- Re-release of MONDO PAZZO (1963), originally released in the U.S. by Rizzoli in 1965. Rated R in 1970.

THE NIGHT GOD SCREAMED (1973) -- Rated GP in 1971. Also known as WHISPERS IN THE DARK.

OH! CALCUTTA! (1972)

PEOPLETOYS (1974) -- Also released by Cinemation as THE HORRIBLE HOUSE ON THE HILL. Later released by Seymour Borde & Associates as DEVIL TIMES FIVE.

THE POLICE CONNECTION (1973) -- See THE MAD BOMBER

THE PROSTITUTE (1975) -- Also known as TO BE A ROSE. Starring Sandra Dempsey. Directed by William A. Levey.

THE RAGE WITHIN (1970) -- U.S. release of DELITTO AL CIRCOLO DEL TENNIS (1969). Also known as SHE'S A BORN LOSER.

THE REAL GONE GIRLS (1970) -- See THE MAN FROM O.R.G.Y.

RED DESERT (1970) -- Re-release of IL DESERTO ROSSO (1964), originally released in the U.S. by Rizzoli in 1965

RUN BEFORE THE WIND (1972)

SAVAGE ABDUCTION (1973) -- Filmed in 1972 as THE BLOODY SLAYING OF SARAH RIDELANDER

THE SCARLET ROOM (1974) -- U.S. release of LE HASARD ET LA VIOLENCE

THE SEDUCERS (1970) -- U.S. release of TOP SENSATION (1969). Also released as SENSATIONS. Rated X in 1970. Re-released by Joseph Brenner Associates. Edited for R rating in 1985.


THE SEDUCTION OF INGA (1972) -- U.S. release of NAGON ATT ALSKA (1971). Released with a self-applied X rating. Also released as THE TEMPTATION OF INGA. Re-released by Independent-International Pictures as INGA AND GRETA. Submitted to the MPAA in 1984 by Spectradyne, Inc.

SHANTY TRAMP (1970) -- Re-release of 1967 film originally released by Trans-International Films. Rated R in 1973 and re-released by Ellman Film Enterprises.

THE SHELTER OF YOUR ARMS (1976) -- Re-release of TURKISH DELIGHT (1974), edited for an R rating.

SON OF DRACULA (1974) -- Re-released by Cinemation in 1975 as YOUNG DRACULA

STAVISKY (1974)


STING OF THE DRAGON MASTERS (1974) -- U.S. release of TAI QUAN ZHEN JIU ZHOU (1973). Re-released by World Northal in 1981 as WHEN TAEKWONDO STRIKES

STUD BROWN (1975) -- Re-release of THE DYNAMITE BROTHERS (1974). Later re-released by Independent-International Pictures under both titles.

SWEET BABY CHARLIE (1971) -- Re-release of THE SADIST (1963). Rated R in 1971.

SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG (1971) -- Released with a self-applied X rating. Rated R in 1974 when re-released by New World Pictures.

TEENAGE MOTHER (1971) -- Re-release of 1967 film. Rated GP in 1971.

TEENAGE SEX REPORT (1972) -- U.S. release of MADCHEN BEIM FRAUENARZT (1971). Released with a self-applied X rating. Submitted to the MPAA in 1976 and rated R when re-released by Beacon Releasing Corporation as THE TEENY BOPPERS.

TURKISH DELIGHT (1974) -- U.S. release of TURKS FRUIT (1973). Released with a self-applied X rating. Rated R in 1976 and re-released as THE SHELTER OF YOUR ARMS.

TWO WOMEN IN GOLD (1971) -- U.S. release of DEUX FEMMES EN OR (1970)

UNDER COVER ROGUE (1970) -- Re-release of LE VOCI BIANCHE (1964), originally released in the U.S. by Rizzoli in 1965

THE UNHOLY CONVENT (1976) -- U.S. release of STORIA DI UNA MONACA DI CLAUSURA (1973)

A VERY HANDY MAN (1970) -- Re-release of LIOLA (1964), originally released in the U.S. by Rizzoli in 1966

WAKE UP AND DIE (1970) -- Re-release of SVEGLIATI E UCCIDI (1966), originally released in the U.S. by Rizzoli in 1967. Also released by Cinemation as I KILL FOR KICKS.

WANG YU'S 7 MAGNIFICENT FIGHTS (1974) -- U.S. release of HAI YUAN CHI HAO (1973)

WHIRLPOOL (1970) -- Rated X

YOUNG DRACULA (1975) -- See SON OF DRACULA


Announced

ABDUCTION (1975) -- Released by Venture Distribution

THE BELOVED (1972) -- Released by Joseph Brenner Associates in 1978 as RESTLESS

BLOOD OF THE VIRGINS (1972) -- U.S. release of Emilio Vieyra's SANGRE DE VÍRGENES (1967)

BUGS (1972)

CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGER (1972)

GINGER (1970) -- Released by Joseph Brenner Associates in 1971

A GIRL CALLED JULES (1972) -- U.S. release of LA RAGAZZA DI NOME GIULIO (1970), this was released as JET SET SWINGERS by several other companies beginning in 1973.

PAPERINO (1974) -- U.S. release of NON SI SEVIZIA UN PAPERINO / DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING (1972)

THE TRANSPLANT (1972) -- U.S. release of IL TRAPIANTO (1970)

VANISHING AFRICA (1972) -- Re-release of KWAHERI (1964), which was still playing the exploitation circuit in the early '70s and was submitted to the MPAA in 1974 (Rated R).

The following films were all announced as Cinemation releases in 1973, but were released by International Co-Productions instead:

BECAUSE OF THE CATS (Rated X, edited for R rating)
DEMONS OF THE MIND
FEAR IN THE NIGHT
MADE
OUR MISS FRED
STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING
'TIS PITY a.k.a. 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE (Rated X, edited for R rating)
UP THE CHASTITY BELT


Compiled by Chris Poggiali

5 comments:

Schlockmaniac #1 said...

Another fine work of Poggialian scholarship. Thanks for the fascinating glimpse into the exploitation/distribution past.

Anonymous said...

Wow, great research! It's hard to believe that the same company released that released STAVISKY and THE RED DESERT also released I DRINK YOUR BLOOD and THE MAD BOMBER. I guess New World wasn't the only company to have a finger in both the arthouse and the grindhouse.

Did Cinemation give ALL THE KIND STRANGERS a release after it premiered as TV movie, or did they acquire it and then sell it to ABC?

Was BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRES the film that Hemisphere released as CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES or something else?

Temple of Schlock said...

Thanks!

ALL THE KIND STRANGERS was produced by Cinemation as a TV movie from the start. Christopher Lewis, the son of Loretta Young, was originally announced as the director but was replaced by Burt Kennedy. As for BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRES, it's not the one that was released as CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES by Hemisphere. The only information I was able to find was the title, so it could be anything...or nothing at all!

rivamarsh said...

Thanks Mr. Poggiali and Temple of Schlock for all of your hard work on covering Jerry Gross and Cinemation. This is just amazing!! I also read in the book 'The Amazing Herschell Gordon Lewis and His World of Exploitation Films' an interview with Lewis (page 143) in which Lewis explained that Cinemation was very intersted in releasing/buying "She Devil's on Wheels", Lewis talks about two companies interested in the film (the other was AIP) "What happened was we were negotiating with two companies on She-Devils. One was a company called Cinemation which is owned by Jerry Gross, who made a hard offer on the picture." I think She-Devil's whould have fit perfectly into the Cinemation library :)

Anonymous said...

Where can I find a 16mm print of Idaho Transfer?