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CARDS OF DEATH (BSV-001)

Bleeding Skull! Video was a collaboration with our friends at Mondo, the art boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse, that existed from 2014-17.

The Cards of Death limited edition VHS was the first Bleeding Skull! Video release and is now out of print.

Shadows stalk the night. Some belong to desperate men in hobo masks; others to switchblade-wielding new wave dominatrixes. But they’re all cast against the urine-soaked asphalt by the throbbing pulse of sex-colored neon and remorseless gunfire. Welcome to hatred, pain, suicide, misanthropy and inescapable hopelessness. Welcome to swastika cummerbunds, barbed wire strangulations and gambling-addicted priests impaled on wrought-iron fences. The apocalypse has a name. And it’s Cards Of Death.

Written and directed in 1986 by Hollywood veteran W.G. MacMillan (who appeared in the Dirty Harry sequel The Enforcer), this shot-on-video scuzz-sex-slice-and-dicer has long been described as the “holy grail of slasher movies,” mostly for its sheer rarity among VHS collectors. Though it was an American production, Cards Of Death was briefly released on VHS exclusively in Japan before disappearing completely, without even a listing on IMDB. The Bleeding Skull! Video release of Cards Of Death marks the first release of the movie on home video in the United States.

Directed by W.G. MacMillan
90 minutes / 1986 / Color
Includes MINIMUM UNDERDRIVE #1, an exclusive ‘zine on Cards Of Death.

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