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Donovan Winter titles in September and October

Nucleus Films have announced three Donovan Winter titles making their world DVD premieres across September and October:

Some Like It Sexy - 5th September 2011 - Price Demon
Join uber-Mod sex god Peter (Christopher Matthews - Scream And Scream Again, Brides Of Dracula) as he cavorts across a not just swinging, but fully bouncing and pulsating London at the turn of the two greatest decades it ever saw: the 60s and 70s. Flitting from one boho pad to another in his fully functional babe wagon - a white Triumph - he leaves his mark (sometimes literally) on a variety of beautiful women of all ages, nationalities, colours and shapes.

The lucky ladies include later Gothic Goddesses Madeleine and Mary Collinson (Twins Of Evil) Annabel Leventon (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Strike It Rich, Penmarric, Armchair Theatre) and a young Nicola Pagett (Privates on Parade, A Bit of a Do, The Avengers, Whodunnit, The Viking Queen, Frankenstein: The True Story). There’s also a fully clothed (what do you mean, “damn”?) appearance from Hammer scream queen Madeleine Smith (The Vampire Lovers, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, Tam Lin, Theatre of Blood) as the delectable daughter of one of Peter’s classy conquests.

With a superb pop-psych-bubblegum-library freakout soundtrack, and some choice locations, this is the film for anyone who wants to indulge in unadulterated enjoyment, albeit with a twist. As director Donovan Winter put it, it’s “like Alfie with more sex”, and here, more is definitely what you get. Anyone seeking intellectual stimulation or ‘pure cinema’ can retire to the corner on the other side of the room where they can eulogise about Citizen Kane to their heart’s content, but in the meantime, we’re going to have some fun…and like Peter himself, we’ll “come back” many, many times...

Also included is Winter’s early 40-minute featurette A Penny For Your Thoughts (1966) which, again set to some of the grooviest tunes of the era, tells us exactly what women talk about when the chaps aren’t there…or do they?

Starring Monty Python starlet Carol Cleveland, Britsploitation heroine Sheila White (Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, Confessions, On the Buses) and character actress Yvonne Antrobus (Doctor Who, Wessex Tales, Target) among the fillies in frillies.

Special features:

  • Widescreen 1.85:1 presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs
  • Original COME BACK PETER theatrical trailer
  • Short Film - A Penny for Your Thoughts (1965, 37 mins)
  • Short Film - Harrison Marks’ HALFWAY INN (1969, 13mins) starring the Collinson twins
  • The Winters of My Discontent - Donovan Winter’s memoirs (.pdf)


Escort Girls - 3rd October 2011
It’s Christmas Eve in London, 1974 - and seven lonely people are on the town, looking to grab that elusive slice of enjoyment. So who better to contact than an escort agency - providing high-class ladies and gentlemen for anyone willing to pay the right price.

But even in the saucy seventies, things weren’t that easy - and our intrepid pleasure seekers have to face everything from inadequacy, rejection and catharsis to racism, violence and grand theft. Just goes to show how lonely a place the “throbbing” metropolis can be, especially during the holiday season...

Donovan Winter’s gritty, realist sex drama is a fascinating snapshot of a London long past, featuring an early performance from David Dixon (The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Legend of Robin Hood) alongside notable cult film faces Veronica Doran (Haunted House Of Horror, Funny Man), Ken Gajadhar (Death May Be Your Santa Claus), Helen Christie (Lust for a Vampire) and Maria O’ Brien (The Adventures of Barry McKenzie, When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth) It’s glittering, it’s grimy, and above all, it’s guaranteed to make you say, “now where have I seen them before?” A night in with the Escort Girls (and boys) is like the night out you never thought you’d have... and you still might not!

Special features:
  • Widescreen 1.85:1 presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • A Winter’s Tale - Donovan Winter featurette
  • The Winters of My Discontent - Donovan Winter’s memoirs (.pdf)
  • Naughty Trailershow


The Deadly Females - 30th October 2011
What would you do if your husband, wife or business partner was making your life unbearable, to the point where there was no alternative but to have them removed- permanently? Could you bring yourself to do it? If not, bored Kensington housewife Joan (Tracy Reed, cousin of Oliver and niece of Carol) offers a possible alternative- for a price, she and her highly trained, all-female hit squad will very discreetly ‘take out’ the offending party and leave no trace behind.

In this dark, bleakly comic and sometimes grimly prophetic drama from Donovan Winter, which, like many of the best British exploitation films, features a story “ripped from yesterday’s headlines”, we enter the lives of both assassin and victim, and discover that in the London of 1975, whether swanky Knightsbridge or deepest suburban Orpington, no-one has immunity from murder, and everyone is expendable. Locations also take in the legendary Biba department store, shortly before its closure.

As usual, Winter assembles a cast of great performers from both ends of the cinematic spectrum, with future TV stars Bernard Holley (Z Cars, Tripods, Thriller, Doctor Who, Phoenix and the Carpet, Birds of a Feather), Brian Jackson (Revenge of the Pink Panther, The Protectors, The Persuaders, Escort Girls) and Rula Lenska (Rock Follies, Take aa Letter Mr Jones, Cluedo, Doctor Who, Leap in the Dark, Confessions) rubbing shoulders with seasoned “blue movie” names Heather Chasen and Steve Amber, the former now a respected actress in her own right. There’s also a minor role for horror star Sally Faulkner (Prey, Vampyres, The Body Stealers) which the eagle-eyed amongst you will have fun spotting.

Is it the Mafia? Is it the Triads? Is it the Illuminati? The Men In Black? No, it’s The Deadly Females – and they’ve got your name on their books….

Special features:
  • Widescreen 1.85:1 presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Television X Interview
  • The Winters of My Discontent - Donovan Winter’s memoirs (.pdf)
  • Naughty Trailershow


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