Kino Lorber and Redemption Films are pleased to announce the DVD release of THE LAST STEP DOWN, a thrilling, pulpy horror film directed by Lawrence Ramport that blends Satanism with the counter-culture attitude of the early '70s.
This double-feature set, which also includes Russell Gay's rarely seen Carmilla adaptation, BLOOD LUST (a stylish vampire sex film originally released exclusively to the 8mm market), arrives on DVD September 30th with a SRP of $29.95.
The recent revival of interest in 1970's grindhouse cinema has unearthed some bizarre and seedy films, but none are as shamelessly exploitive as these two entries in the softcore horror genre. THE LAST STEP DOWN observes the initiation of several voluptuous young women into a satanic cult. With its zoned-out actors and lethargic plot, THE LAST STEP DOWN is a cynical reaction to the counter-cultural fascination with the occult in the early 70's, reducing the worship of the Prince of Darkness to a prolonged humping-and-groping session.
Also included is Russell Gay's ultra-rare BLOOD LUST, an especially salacious (and unexpectedly stylized) adaptation of Le Fanu's Carmilla.
THE LAST STEP DOWN/BLOOD LUST
DVD Street Date: September 30, 2014
DVD SRP: $29.95
DVD UPC: 738329134624
1970 * 70 minutes * English * 1.66:1, 16x9 * Color * Not Rated
THE LAST STEP DOWN
US 1970 Color 70 Min. 1.66:1
Directed by Lawrence Ramport
Screenplay by Arthur Allen and Phil Miller
Photographed by Edward Claire
With Olivia James, Beatrice Stolen, Uschi Digard, Michael Valentine,
Neola Graef, Terri Johnson, Michael Donovan O'Donnell
UK 1979 Color 15 Min. 1.33:1
Directed by Russell Gay