UK theatrical and home videodistributor Tartan has launched a new DVD label devoted to cult exploitationfilms, Tartan Grindhouse.

The labelwill release double-DVD sets priced at $34.95 (£19.99).

The label'sfirst release will be 1977's Last Houseon Dead-End Street, a horror film inspired by the Manson Family murders.That film was released with an anonymous cast and crew until Roger Watkins cameforward as the director. The second disc includes Watkins' short films andother extras.

In May,Tartan Grindhouse will release The Jess Franco Collection Volume 1, which includes the Spanishdirector's 1972 films Dracula VsFrankenstein and Curse ofFrankenstein.

A secondFranco set will follow in June with 1974's Devil's Island Lovers and 1976's Night of the Assassins. The third set in Julywill include 1974's Linda and 1981's Bloody Moon.

Later in2006, Grindhouse will release TunFei Mou's 1995 Black Sun: NankingMassacre and Julien Magnant's2001 Bloody Mallory.