Kino Lorber Releases Pete Walker's For Men Only and School For Sex on Blu-ray & DVD
NEW YORK, NY - March 23, 2016 - Kino Lorber announces the Blu-ray and DVD releases of a double feature of films by British cult filmmaker Pete Walker: FOR MEN ONLY and SCHOOL FOR SEX. These two 1960s sexploitation classics represent Walker's transition from his early years directing 8mm stag reels to his career as a full-fledged director of some of Britain's most celebrated cult horror films.
FOR MEN ONLY/SCHOOL FOR SEX becomes available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 17, 2016, with a SRP of $29.95 for the Blu-ray and $24.95 for the DVD. Special features include "Get Cheeky, with Pete Walker" (9 min.) - an interview documentary by Elijah Drenner, the School for Sex trailer (3 min.), alternate "continental" footage from School for Sex containing more explicit nude scenes than were included in the standard UK cut, and "Glamour Loops", 64 minutes of rare black-and-white nudie films made by Pete Walker.
Synopsis: Before becoming the director of some of British cinema's most gruesome horror films (such as Frightmare, Schizo, and The Flesh and Blood Show), Pete Walker was a pioneer of the distinctively British sexploitation genre known as "slap and tickle". As the codes of censorship began to relax in the mid-1960s, Walker was among the first entrepreneurs brazen enough to cater to the public's appetite for sexploitation, first as a burlesque club comedian, then as a producer of 8mm stag films (visually stark and gritty, but relatively tame by today's standards). Eventually, Walker made the transition to theatrical films, and his long and tumultuous career as a director was set in motion.
FOR MEN ONLY explores the naughty goings-on behind the scenes at the Puritan Magazine Group, a family-friendly publishing company that hides a tantalizing secret. In SCHOOL FOR SEX - a smash hit when it appeared on the screens in London's West End - a wealthy playboy (Derek Aylward) opens a finishing school for devious young women. This edition presents the standard UK cut, as well as a sampling of more explicit nude scenes intended for release in more sexually liberated markets.
FOR MEN ONLY/SCHOOL FOR SEX
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 17, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $24.95
"Get Cheeky, with Pete Walker", an interview documentary by Elijah Drenner (9 min.)
School for Sex trailer (3 min.)
School for Sex alternate "continental" footage (13 min.)
Glamour Loops: 64 minutes of rare black-and-white nudie films made by Pete Walker
FOR MEN ONLY (aka I Like Birds)
UK | 1967 | Color | 40 min. | Not Rated | 1920x1080p | 1.33:1
Written and Directed by Pete Walker
Produced by Paul Mart and Pete Walker
Photographed by Gerry Lewis
Music by Harry South
With David Kernan, Andrea Allan, Derek Aylward
SCHOOL FOR SEX
UK | 1969 | 80 min. | Not Rated | 1920x1080p | 1.85:1
Written, Produced and Directed by Pete Walker
Photographed by Reg Phillips
Music by Harry South
With Derek Aylward, Rose Alba, Françoise Pascal, Nosher Powell