Thursday, January 12, 2012

El Monstro Del Mar Comes to US DVD

This should be the cause of much excitement in the US! Australian giant monster/exploitation flick, El Monstro Del Mar (Aust-2010; dir. Stuart Simpson), though already available from Monster Pictures Australia, at last comes to DVD in Region 1, released on February 28 from Breaking Glass Pictures.

Haunted by the ghost of Russ Meyer and full of murderous vixens Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! style -- though with added giant tentacles -- El Monstro Del Mar is an outrageous exercise in bloody mayhem, sexy chick action, old fart wisdom from Oz film veteran Norman Yemm ("Don't go in the water!") and huge mutant sea-beast rampage.

Three gorgeous but deadly hired killers, Beretta, Blondie and Snowball, hole up in a small beachside community to keep a low profile. But this town has a dark secret. The old sea baron Joseph desperately tries to warn them to never go in the water. But these crazy vixens listen to no one. So the kraken awakes! Now along with Joseph and his beautiful granddaughter, Hannah, they must fight for their lives against this furious creature of the deep as the sea rises in a tidal wave of blood.

Note that the DVD includes Stuart Simpson's short horror film, Acid Spiders. (See Backbrain article on the Spiders.)

You can read a terrific interview with the director, Stuart Simpson, on Undead Backbrain, while you look at the pictures. Also, check out the official website.

SourceFangoria via Avery Guerra. Written by Robert Hood.

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