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Paul Morrissey Boxset in July - Updated Specs & Menus added

Tartan Video have announced the UK DVD release of The Morrissey Boxset (Heat/Flesh/Trash) for 25th July 2005 priced at £39.99. Tartan is opening The Factory doors with a parade through the cinematic galleries of Warhol and his long-time collaborator, Paul Morrissey. Having been brought on board to bring a new direction to Warhol’s film projects, he also discovered Velvet Underground. Classic indie film-making from the 60’s underground featuring the legendary hustler, Joe Dallesandro.

This boxset focuses on three cult favourites which he collaborated on with Andy Warhol and legendary male lead, Joe Dallesandro.

Flesh (1968), the classic tale of a day-in-the-life of a hustler who’s trying to raise money for an abortion for his wife’s lesbian lover. Riding on the wave of the sexual revolution it’s a self-conscious celebration of the underground culture.

Features include:

  • 1.33:1 Full Frame
  • English DD2.0
  • Paul Morrissey Introduction (3:02mins)
  • Deleted Scenes with optional director's commentary (10:37mins)
  • Tartan exclusive commentary by filmmaker Penny Woolcock (Principles of Lust) and Kleineian psychoanalyst Nicola Abel Hirsch
  • Short Film: About Face (1964) with optional director's commentary

Trash (1970) a kind of follow-up to Flesh, follows a sexually impotent drug user and the trashy characters he encounters on his travels, including his transvestite girlfriend (played by Holly Woodlawn, recently seen in Milwaukee, Minnesota). Dallesandro’s usual virility is replaced by impotence.

Features include:
  • 1.33:1 Full Frame
  • English DD2.0
  • Paul Morrissey Introduction (3:20mins)
  • Deleted Scenes with optional director's commentary (10:36mins)
  • Short Film: All Aboard the Dreamland Choo-Choo (1964) with optional director's commentary

Heat (1972) an unemployed TV Western star seeks to make his comeback but an ageing movie star offers to help him if he helps in the bedroom. Her lesbian daughter also makes similar demands. A camp take on Sunset Boulevard. Camerawork that loves Dallensandro’s body.

Features include:
  • 1.33:1 Full Frame
  • English DD2.0
  • Paul Morrissey Introduction (3:19mins)
  • Deleted Scenes with optional director's commentary (15:17mins)
  • Tartan exclusive commentary by film director and producer Don Boyd (Scum, The Great Rock and Roll Swindle, The Tempest)
  • Short Film: Like Sleep (1965) with optional director's commentary

With Morrissey’s assistance, Tartan’s boxset contains a number of special features including deleted scenes, short films and behind the scenes footage from life in the Factory. New commentaries have also been commissioned.

Tartan’s Morrissey collection also includes the cult classics Blood For Dracula (1972) and Flesh for Frankenstein (1974) as well as three delirious dramas: Women In Revolt (1971); Madame Wang’s (1981); and Mixed Blood (1985).

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