Severin Films announced April 26th, 2011 an agreement made with the estate of Larry Gold Sr. to handle all future production and marketing for Intervision Picture Corp. with exclusive distribution in the United States through CAV Distributing Corporation. The arrangement commenced with the May 10th, 2011 release of 1983′s Sledgehammer, notorious as the first shot-on-tape ‘slasher’ thriller for the then-exploding home video market. Severin’s Evan Husney was appointed chief production and marketing manager for the label.
Intervision Picture Corp. was initially reactivated in January 2011 Gold., with the DVD releases of recent Goya Award Winner Jess Franco’s 1973 rarity Sinister Eyes Of Dr. Orloffand his acclaimed 2010 ‘audio-visual experience’ Paula-Paula.
“Either by way of budget constraints or warped vision,” says Husney, “each release will represent a piece of a cinematic underbelly from a universe all its own. Buried in obscurity and ripe for reintroduction, the films in Intervision’s new cult canon assure top-shelf bizarro derangement, gonzo action, transcendental fever dreams and beyond.”
“From the days of plastic clamshell VHS through the rise of Blu-ray, Intervision has been dedicated to everything fascinating and extraordinary about obscure genre works,” says Carl Daft, co-founder and CEO of Severin Films. “We are proud to carry on this commitment to rare and unique genre films under the Intervision banner.”