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The Duke Mitchell Collection

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Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Starring: Duke Mitchell
Director: Duke Mitchell
Plot Synopsis:

Massacre Mafia Style: Italian-American actor and nightclub singer Duke Mitchell wrote, produced, directed and starred in this homemade answer to The Godfather, self-financed with earnings from his career as the self-proclaimed "Mr. Palm Springs." Previously known for his Martin and Lewis act with Sammy Petrillo as seen in Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla, Duke plays the ruthless son of a Mafia kingpin who blasts his way through Hollywood on a bloody crime spree. Promising "more guts, more action, more dynamite" than the Mario Puzo gangster classic, Massacre Mafia Style delivers an onslaught of low-budget mayhem unlike anything you've ever seen.

Gone with the Pope: 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 the film in 1995 and vowed to save it from obscurity. Academy Award-winning film editor Murawski (The Hurt Locker, Spider-Man, Army of Darkness) spent 15 years completing Gone with the Pope from the surviving film elements.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: August 13th, 2019
    Movie Release Year: 1978
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Grindhouse Releasing
  • Technical Specs
    Limited to 750 Units

    2K digital restoration of the original director's cut of Massacre Mafia Style

    2K digital restoration of Gone with the Pope from the original 35mm camera negative
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.78:1, 1.85:1
    Audio Formats:TBA
    Special Features:
    Interviews with Jeffrey Mitchell, Frankie Ray, George Jacobs, Jim LoBianco, and exploitation legend Matt Cimber

    Almost one full hour of never-before-seen Duke Mitchell home movies

    Lost audio recording – Duke Mitchell Live in Concert, June 9, 1960

    Bonus TV special – An Impressionistic Tribute to Jimmy Durante

    Extensive still galleries, radio spots, and theatrical trailer

    Glossy booklet with rare photos and liner notes by author David Szulkin

    Spectacular new cover painting by renowned Los Angeles cult artist Dave Lebow

    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

    Extensive still galleries

    Theatrical trailer

    And other surprises!