Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the legendary lost classic
GONE WITH THE POPE
2 DISC DELUXE EDITION
BLU-RAY + DVD COMBO
I WANT A DOLLAR FROM EVERY CATHOLIC IN THE WORLD!
“A GLORIOUS MASTERPIECE!” Jeff Meyers, Detroit Metro Times
“An exemplary piece of exploitation entertainment”– Louis Albo, Los Angeles Times
“Gloriously, hilariously offensive…an incredible hybrid, with Mitchell’s decidedly dated sensibility delivered in a modern, masterfully quick-cut package.”-Karina Longworth, LA Weekly
“A far-out film…beautiful to look at, ridiculously entertaining!”– Jeffrey Root, Film Radar
Lost for over 30 years, GONE WITH THE POPE stars famed nightclub performer Duke Mitchell as Paul, a paroled gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the Pope and charge “a dollar from every Catholic in the world” as the ransom. Shot in 1975, GONE WITH THE POPE was unfinished at the time of Duke Mitchell’s death in 1981. Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing rediscovered GONE WITH THE POPE in 1995 and vowed to save it from obscurity. Academy Award-winning film editor Murawski (THE HURT LOCKER, ARMY OF DARKNESS) spent 15 years completing GONE WITH THE POPE from the surviving film elements.
DVD / Blu-Ray All Region Combo
Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the Holy Grail of exploitation cinema!
– Spectacular 2K digital restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
– Three stunning audio options – mono, stereo and 5.1 – mixed by Emmy award-winning mixer Marti Humphrey
– In-depth interviews with stars Jim LoBianco and John Murgia, cinematographer Peter Santoro, editors Bob Leighton and Robert Florio, and legendary exploitation producer/director Matt Cimber
– Footage from the 2010 Hollywood World Premiere
– Deleted scenes and bloopers
-Liner notes by acclaimed horror novelist John Skipp
-Extensive still galleries and theatrical trailer
-AND OTHER SURPRISES!