The Lost Duke Mitchell Classic ‘Gone With The Pope’ Is Finally Coming To DVD

(NSFW for language and brief nudity)

If it seems like it’s been years since I last wrote about Gone With The Pope, that’s because it literally has been. The year was 2010 (!!!). A movie trailer had just won my heart by featuring a vintage greaseball grabbing his crotch and shouting “take this, and stick it up in your mother’s twat!” in the first five seconds. I’ve waited long and I’ve waited hard for a chance to see this film, and it’s finally here, thanks to Grindhouse Releasing. Excuse my excitement, but you understand. Incidentally, Grindhouse Releasing is also the theatrical distributor behind Cannibal Holocaust.

Lost for over 30 years, GONE WITH THE POPE stars famed nightclub performer Duke Mitchell as Paul, a paroled gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the Pope and charge “a dollar from every Catholic in the world” as the ransom. Shot in 1975, GONE WITH THE POPE was unfinished at the time of Duke Mitchell’s death in 1981. Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing rediscovered GONE WITH THE POPE in 1995 and vowed to save it from obscurity. Academy Award-winning film editor Murawski (THE HURT LOCKER, ARMY OF DARKNESS) spent 15 years completing GONE WITH THE POPE from the surviving film elements.
Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the Holy Grail of exploitation cinema!

It goes on sale March 24th, and I’m hoping to finally find out what happens to that big lady. I’m little scared. I never even knew your mom was an actress.