Greek Horror MEDOUSA & Jose Larraz's SYMPTOMS Coming Soon From Mondo Macabro

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Cult film specialists Mondo Macabro have announced their next two home video releases and we're very excited, The first film coming out is Medousa (DVD), an adaptation of the story of Medusa set in '90s Greece which looks exceptionally bizarre and exciting. Next up is a collaboration between Mondo Macabro and the BFI in releasing Jose Ramon Larraz's Symptoms (Blu-ray), a film that has been rarely seen for many years.

 
Both films are exciting, but I admit to being more excited about Symptoms because of Mondo Macabro's Pete Tombs' involvement with the release. You can check out more details, including pre-order information for Medousa in the gallery below.

You can now pre-order MEDOUSA direct from Mondo Macabro! $15 plus shipping. Copies will be mailed out as soon as stock arrives, likely ahead of the official street date.

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In this surreal retelling of the ancient myth of the Medusa, bizarre, clothed statues of men are appearing all over Greece. Only Perseus, the leader of a gang of modern Athenian thieves, holds the answer to the mystery. It has something to do with a beautiful, long-haired women in black who is connected with his troubled childhood. One night his gang breaks into a deserted house in the countryside looking for goods to steal. What they find is entirely unexpected and leads Perseus on a dangerous journey into his past.

Medousa is one of the very few attempts to make a modern Greek horror film. Its intriguing plot unfolds in a surprising and yet entirely logical way, creating a memorably atmospheric thriller that reworks familiar myths into an original and highly personal narrative.

Mondo Macabro are very proud to be presenting for the first time on US video this overlooked gem of genre cinema. The film was screened at a number of international festivals and won a prize at World-Fest Houston in 1998. It’s a film ripe for rediscovery and this long overdue release announces the re-emergence of a unique film making talent.

SPECIAL DVD FEATURES

  • Interview with writer/director George Lazopoulos
  • Interview with lead actor Thanos Amorginos
  • Extensive background notes
  • Trailer
  • Newly created optional subtitles
  • Mondo Macabro previews


  • Medousa_teaser trailer from Pete Tombs on Vimeo.

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    Christian Dannie StorgaardFebruary 22, 2016 4:12 AM

    Living in Greece already, I wish it could also be sold on VHX. Ordering a physical DVD from halfway across the globe for a Greek film seems... counterproductive ;)