R.I.P. SAGE STALLONE 1976 – 2012

Source: Bloody Disgusting

People Magazine is reporting some incredibly sad news as Sylvester Stallone’s 36-year-old son Sage Moonblood Stallone, who appeared with his father in Rocky V, was found dead in his Los Angeles home Friday, July 13th 2012.

Police officers were called to the house at 2:17 p.m. and discovered the body. There were no signs of foul play or forced entry.

LAPD Commander Andrew Smith tells People that reports that Sage died from a prescription overdose are premature. “It could have been a heart attack or a stroke,” he says, adding the coroner’s office will likely spend several weeks on a toxicology report before it can reach any such conclusion.

Sage’s attorney George Braunstein tells the mag that Sage’s housekeeper initially found him dead.

The contribution Sage made to the genre was large as he was the owner of Grindhouse Releasing, the company responsible for re-releasing new prints of The Evil Dead in theaters, while also bringing classics to home video such as Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox, The Beyond and many more.

The Beyond and Pieces DVD Reissues

Posted on 24th July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , ,

From Fangoria:

“Grindhouse Releasing recently announced the details for the DVD of PIECES, plus a new disc of Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, both coming October 28. PIECES, the outlandish chainsaw gorefest by director Juan Piquer Simon, will be presented in a two-disc set highlighted by a new hi-def anamorphic widescreen transfer of the uncensored theatrical cut, in the original English with an optional Spanish soundtrack that contains a Librado Pastor score. Extras include:

• Alternate audio track: The Vine Theater Hollywood Experience
• In-depth interviews with Simon and actor Paul L. Smith
• Still and poster-art gallery
• Filmographies
• Liner notes by Chas. Balun

Plus more surprises. Retail price is $24.95, and PIECES will receive select big-screen bookings in advance of the disc debut; check out the Grindhouse site for details. The BEYOND DVD features a new hi-def anamorphic widescreen transfer of the uncut movie with a fresh Dolby Digital 5.1 sound remix, plus these supplements (some of which appeared on the previous Anchor Bay disc):

• Audio commentary by stars Catriona MacColl and David Warbeck
• On-set interview with Fulci
• Cast and crew interviews
• Optional Italian-language soundtrack and original mono audio
• Lost German pre-credit sequence in color
• Necrophagia music video by Jim VanBebber
• Still and poster-art gallery
• Original theatrical trailers
• Filmographies
• Liner notes by Balun

Retail price on this one is also $24.95″

HOT DAMN!  I’ve only been able to find PIECES on el cheapola discs forever in the dollar bin.  Good to see this classic getting the respect it deserves. I’ll probably get THE BEYOND as well, even though I’ve already shelled out a few bucks for it previously, the new edition has a few little extras I’d like. Check out the cover art below!