AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL (1972) Blu-ray
Israel, 1972. Director: Amos Sefer. Asher Tzarfati, Shmuel Wolf, Lily Avidan, Tzila Karney. 95 Mins.
Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the highly-anticipated release of one of cult cinema's legendary lost classics. Machine gun wielding mimes, robots, blood thirsty sharks, free loving debauchery and poignant anti-war monologues by raving mad hippies, all this and more is present in writer-director-prophet Amos Sefer's allegorical independent film, AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL. Far out!
- Spectacular new hi-definition digital restoration of the original U.S. theatrical version
- Six controversial scenes deleted from the original release
- In-depth interviews with stars Asher Tzarfati and Shmuel Wolf
- Asher Tzarfati - An Israeli Actor in Israel - bonus featurette
- Interview with production manager Moshe Berman
- Interview with singer/co-star Susan Devore
- Channel 10 Tel Avi news segment
- A Cult is Born - featurette on revival in Tel Aviv
- 16mm screen tests
- Be Careful Children - Amos Sefer 16mm short film
- Bonus 5.1 audio track - The Beverly Cinema Experience
- Liner notes by acclaimed horror novelist John Skipp
- Still galleries, trailer, filmographies
- Optional Hebrew sub-titles
- Grindhouse Releasing prevues of coming attractions
- AND OTHER SURPRISES!
“I could go on all day about the backhanded virtues of this pastel turkey, but it’s really something you should see for yourself—and there is no better way to see it (well, unless you’re in Israel, really no other way to see it at all) than with this super-loaded Blu-ray from Grindhouse Releasing.” – DVD Verdict
“Grindhouse Releasing go a long way towards making up for lost time with their inaugural Blu-ray offering, An American Hippie In Israel.
The movie is a genuine cult oddity, a film that languished in obscurity for decades but which nevertheless stands as not only an entertaining low budget B-picture but also a unique foreign time capsule of sorts…On top of that, the disc is stacked with far more extra features relating to the film than should have been humanly possible and the film is offered up in solid shape. A very nice return to form for the label.” – Rock! Shock! Pop!
“No matter how you slice it, there’s really nothing else quite like AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL…Fans of the film who have long fantasized of a Criterion Collection style release need salivate no more – for this, too, is the genuine article. This release is positively stacked with bonus materials…a very in-depth package.” – AV Maniacs
“An epic blast…Vacillating between Lord of the Flies and a zonked, unpredictable brand of Dennis Hopper-ian burnout psychedelia, AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL will set your ass aflame with its collision of jarring edits, loose-lipped dubbing, and pervasive total madness.” – Bret Berg, Cinefamily
“A perfect addition to any cult movie collection.” – Blu-ray.com
“AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL looks absolutely awesome. It’s a vibrant, beautifully mastered picture that more than does justice to the film. The audio’s a remastered DTS mono track that also sounds great, and there are subtitles in Hebrew. There are plenty of supplements…a fantastic look at the interactive theatrical showings of the film in Israel, complete with audience reactions and clips of the performances….HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!” – DVD Verdict
“Grindhouse Releasing’s three-disc set is a comprehensive release that puts the majority of studio efforts to shame. In keeping with their lavish treatment of previous films like THE BEYOND, AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL comes packed with extras and a fine transfer of the film itself taken from the best surviving print…a cult movie release totally unlike any other.” – Mondo Digital