Sunday, August 31, 2014
Movie Ad of the Week: WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS? (1977) a.k.a. THE COED MURDERS (1980)
Massimo Dallamano's LA POLIZIA CHIEDE AIUTO/POLICE CALL FOR HELP (1974) opened in 14 theaters in the New York area on March 18, 1977 under the title WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS? Two years later, distributor Peppercorn-Wormser closed up shop and sold their library to Nicholas M. Demetroules of NMD Film Distributing (This explains why HOUSE OF EXORCISM, BAMBOO HOUSE OF DOLLS, MONDO MAGIC, DUEL IN THE TIGER DEN, THE SHE-BEAST and other Peppercorn-Wormser releases were still playing theaters in the '80s). Demetroules re-released the Dallamano film as THE COED MURDERS, and on November 28, 1980, sub-distributor Bedford Entertainment opened it on 21 screens in the NY area -- including a few of the same screens that had played it three and a half years earlier.