Axe/Kidnapped Coed…nasty double bill by Frederick R Friedel just released on US DVD and Blu-ray

Posted: 27 December, 2015 in New Releases
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Axe Kidnapped Coed Blu ray CD Axe/Kidnapped Coed is a double bill by Frederick R Friedel. US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2015 Severin Films [Axe + Kidnapped Co-ed] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th December 2015
  • 2015 Severin Films [Axe + Kidnapped Co-ed] R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 15th December 2015

Axe is a 1977 US horror by Frederick R Friedel.
With Leslie Lee, Jack Canon and Ray Green. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1982 cinema release and 1999 VHS. Banned as a video nasty in 1984. The BBFC waived their cuts for 2005 DVD. Uncut in the US

Date with a Kidnapper is a 1976 USA crime romance by Frederick R Friedel.
Starring Jack Canon, Leslie Rivers and Gladys Lavitan. Youtube link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A woman living in a boarding house is kidnapped by a small-time criminal. Soon others in the gang try to take her away from him so they can get the ransom.

Promotional Material

In the mid-1970s, writer/producer/director/actor Frederick R. Friedel went to North Carolina to film a pair of enigmatic yet startling low-budget thrillers AXE and KIDNAPPED CO-ED only to see them both presumed lost to shady dealings, sudden tragedies, moral outrage and drive-in oblivion.

In AXE, depraved killers on the run hold a young woman and her invalid grandfather hostage in an isolated farmhouse. In KIDNAPPED CO-ED, the teenage daughter of a wealthy family forms a perverse relationship with her abductor.

Once thought doomed to drive-in obscurity, fans and grindhouse historians have begun to compare Freidel’s films to those of David Lynch and Terrence Malick , and now the complete story behind this strange journey can finally be told. Severin Films is proud to present both features restored from their original negatives, plus BLOODY BROTHERS , Friedel’s recut of the two features as one twisted crime epic called BLOODY BROTHERS , and loaded with exclusive Bonus Features that reveal the startling saga behind the casts, crews, disastrous fate and surprising rediscovery of these nearly forgotten grindhouse/arthouse classics the ultimate look at one of the most fascinating sagas in indie exploitation history!

Special Features:

  • AXE & KIDNAPPED COED- Audio Commentaries with Writer/Director Frederick R. Friedel, Production Manager Philip Smoot, Makeup Artist Worth Keeter
  • Audio Commentary with Nightmare USA Author Stephen Thrower
  • At Last… Total Terror! – The Amazing True Story of the Making of AXE & KIDNAPPED COED (61 minutes)
  • Moose Magic – The George Newman Shaw & John Willhelm Story (33 minutes)
  • Stephen Thrower on AXE & KIDNAPPED COED
  • Trailers, TV Spots & Radio Spots
  • BONUS CD: AXE & KIDNAPPED COED Original Motion Picture Soundtracks Plus Bonus Tracks By George Newman Shaw & John Willhelm

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