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UK adult businesses to be crucified from Easter 2019...

DCMS Minister Margot James informs a parliamentary committee of the schedule for the age verification internet porn censorship regime


Link Here 15th November 2018
Full story: BBFC Internet Porn Censors...BBFC: Age Verification We Don't Trust
Age Verification and adult internet censorship was discussed by the Commons Science and Technology Committee on 13th November 2018.

Carol Monaghan Committee Member: The Digital Economy Act made it compulsory for commercial pornography sites to undertake age verification, but implementation has been subject to ongoing delays. When do we expect it to go live?

Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries: We can expect it to be in force by Easter next year. I make that timetable in the knowledge that we have laid the necessary secondary legislation before Parliament. I am hopeful of getting a slot to debate it before Christmas, before the end of the year. We have always said that we will permit the industry three months to get up to speed with the practicalities and delivering the age verification that it will be required to deliver by law. We have also had to set up the regulator--well, not to set it up, but to establish with the British Board of Film Classification , which has been the regulator, exactly how it will work. It has had to consult on the methods of age verification, so it has taken longer than I would have liked, but I would balance that with a confidence that we have got it right.

Carol Monaghan: Are you confident that the commercial pornography companies are going to engage fully and will implement the law as you hope?

Margot James: I am certainly confident on the majority of large commercial pornography websites and platforms being compliant with the law. They have engaged well with the BBFC and the Department , and want to be on the right side of the law. I have confidence, but I am wary of being 100% confident, because there are always smaller and more underground platforms and sites that will seek ways around the law. At least, that is usually the case. We will be on the lookout for that, and so will the BBFC. But the vast majority of organisations have indicated that they are keen to comply with the legislation.

Carol Monaghan: One concern that we all have is that children can stumble across pornography. We know that on social media platforms, where children are often active, up to a third of their content can be pornographic, but they fall outside the age verification regulation because it is only a third and not the majority. Is that likely to undermine the law? Ultimately the law, as it stands, is there to safeguard our children.

Margot James: I acknowledge that that is a weakness in the legislative solution. I do not think that for many mainstream social media platforms as much of a third of their content is pornographic, but it is well known that certain social media platforms that many people use regularly have pornography freely available. We have decided to start with the commercial operations while we bring in the age verification techniques that have not been widely used to date. But we will keep a watching brief on how effective those age verification procedures turn out to be with commercial providers and will keep a close eye on how social media platforms develop in terms of the extent of pornographic material, particularly if they are platforms that appeal to children--not all are. You point to a legitimate weakness, on which we have a close eye.

 

 

Suffocating European livelihoods at the behest of big business...

Julia Reda outlines amendments to censorship machines and link tax as the upcoming internet censorship law gets discussed by the real bosses of the EU


Link Here 15th November 2018
Full story: Copyright in the EU...Copyright law for Europe

The closed-door trilogue efforts to finalise the EU Copyright Directive continue. The Presidency of the Council, currently held by Austria, has now circulated among the EU member state governments a new proposal for a compromise between the differing drafts currently on the table for the controversial Articles 11 and 13.

Under this latest proposal, both upload filters and the link tax would be here to stay -- with some changes for the better, and others for the worse.

Upload filters/Censorshipmachines

Let's recall: In its final position, the European Parliament had tried its utmost to avoid specifically mentioning upload filters, in order to avoid the massive public criticism of that measure. The text they ended up with, however, was even worse: It would make online platforms inescapably liable for any and all copyright infringement by their users, no matter what action they take. Not even the strictest upload filter in the world could possibly hope to catch 100% of unlicensed content.

This is what prompted YouTube's latest lobbying efforts in favour of upload filters and against the EP's proposal of inescapable liability. Many have mistaken this as lobbying against Article 13 as a whole -- it is not. In Monday's Financial Times, YouTube spelled out that they would be quite happy with a law that forces everyone else to build (or, presumably, license from them) what they already have in place: Upload filters like Content ID.

In this latest draft, the Council Presidency sides with YouTube, going back to rather explicitly prescribing upload filters. The Council proposes two alternative options on how to phrase that requirement, but they match in effect:

Platforms are liable for all copyright infringements committed by their users, EXCEPT if they

  • cooperate with rightholders

  • by implementing effective and proportionate steps to prevent works they've been informed about from ever going online determining which steps those are must take into account suitable and effective technologies

  • Under this text, wherever upload filters are possible, they must be implemented: All your uploads will require prior approval by error-prone copyright bots .

On the good side, the Council Presidency seems open to adopting the Parliament's exception for platforms run by small and micro businesses . It also takes on board the EP's better-worded exception for open source code sharing platforms like GitHub.

On the bad side, Council rejects Parliament's efforts for a stronger complaint mechanism requiring reviews by humans and an independent conflict resolution body. Instead it takes on board the EP's insistence that licenses taken out by a platform don't even have to necessarily cover uses of these works by the users of that platform. So, for example, even if YouTube takes out a license to show a movie trailer, that license could still prevent you as an individual YouTuber from using that trailer in your own uploads.

Article 11 Link tax

On the link tax, the Council is mostly sticking to its position: It wants the requirement to license even short snippets of news articles to last for one year after an article's publication, rather than five, as the Parliament proposed.

In a positive development, the Council Presidency adopts the EP's clarification that at least the facts included in news articles as such should not be protected. So a journalist would be allowed to report on what they read in another news article, in their own words.

Council fails to clearly exclude hyperlinks -- even those that aren't accompanied by snippets from the article. It's not uncommon for the URLs of news articles themselves to include the article's headline. While the Council wants to exclude insubstantial parts of articles from requiring a license, it's not certain that headlines count as insubstantial. (The Council's clause allowing acts of hyperlinking when they do not constitute communication to the public would not apply to such cases, since reproducing the headline would in fact constitute such a communication to the public.)

The Council continues to want the right to only apply to EU-based news sources -- which could in effect mean fewer links and listings in search engines, social networks and aggregators for European sites, putting them at a global disadvantage.

However, it also proposes spelling out that news sites may give out free licenses if they so choose -- contrary to the Parliament, which stated that listing an article in a search engine should not be considered sufficient payment for reproducing snippets from it.

 

 

Er...it's easy, just claim it transgresses 'community guidelines'...

Facebook will train up French censors in the art of taking down content deemed harmful


Link Here 15th November 2018
Full story: Facebook Censorship...Facebook quick to censor

The French President, Emmanuel Macron has announced a plan to effectively embed French state censors with Facebook to learn more about how to better censor the platform. He announced a six-month partnership with Facebook aimed at figuring out how the European country should police hate speech on the social network.

As part of the cooperation both sides plan to meet regularly between now and May, when the European election is due to be held. They will focus on how the French government and Facebook can work together to censor content deemed 'harmful'. Facebook explained:

It's a pilot program of a more structured engagement with the French government so that both sides can better understand the other's challenges in dealing with the issue of hate speech online. The program will allow a team of regulators, chosen by the Elysee, to familiarize [itself] with the tools and processes set up by Facebook to fight against hate speech. The working group will not be based in one location but will travel to different Facebook facilities around the world, with likely visits to Dublin and California. The purpose of this program is to enable regulators to better understand Facebook's tools and policies to combat hate speech and, for Facebook, to better understand the needs of regulators.

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Latest classification decisions


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film Cinema

BBFC decisions on 12 November 2018

Anna and the Apocalypse

Anna and the Apocalypse is a 2017 UK / USA musical comedy horror by John McPhail.
Starring Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming and Sarah Swire. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gore, language ( 97:45s ) :
  • 2018 cinema release

Summary Notes

When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna and her high school friends have to fight, sing and dance to survive, with the undead horde all around them. Teaming up with her best friend John, Anna has to fight her way through zombified snowmen, Santas, elves and Christmas shoppers to get across town to the high school, where they'll be safe. But they soon discover that being a teenager is just as difficult as staying alive, even at the end of the world.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a 2018 UK / USA family fantasy adventure by David Yates.
Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Dan Fogler. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 12A Small UK: 2D, 3D and ScreenX versions passed 12A uncut for moderate fantasy threat ( 133:39s ) :
  • 2018 cinema release

Summary Notes

The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Rampant

Rampant [Subtitled] is a 2018 South Korea action horror by Sung-hoon Kim.
Starring Hyun Bin, Dong-Gun Jang and Eui-sung Kim. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gory violence, threat ( 121:23s ) :
  • 2018 cinema release

Summary Notes

Lee Chung is a Prince of Joseon, but he has been taken hostage to the Qing Dynasty. He enjoys boozing, womanizing and gambling. He is also an excellent swordsman. His older brother Lee Young will succeed to the throne and brings Lee Chung to Joseon. He returns after more than 10 years. Soon, Lee Chung faces monsters that run rampant in the night.

video Film on DVD

BBFC decisions on 12 November 2018

A Black Veil For Lisa

A Black Veil For Lisa is a 1968 Italy / West Germany thriller by Massimo Dallamano.
Starring John Mills, Luciana Paluzzi and Robert Hoffmann. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut and 15 rated for 2018 home video.

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for brief sexualised nudity ( 87:58s ) :
  • 2018 88 Films Limited [Previous film cut waived] video

Summary Notes

When a possessive narcotics detective strongly suspects that his young beautiful wife is cheating on him, he hires a professional hitman to bump her off. All the while trying to solve a string of strange murders.

vod VoD

BBFC decisions on 12 November 2018

Broken Mile

Broken Mile is a thriller by Justin McConnell.
Starring Patrick McFadden, Caleigh Le Grand and Francesco Filice. BBFC link

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, suicide references ( 81:58s ) :
  • 2018 Evolutionary Films VoD
 

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot is a 2018 USA biography by Gus Van Sant.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill and Rooney Mara. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references, sex ( 113:50s ) :
  • 2018 Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. VoD

Summary Notes

About John Callahan who became paralyzed after a car accident at age 21, and turned to drawing as a form of therapy.

 

My Days of Mercy

My Days of Mercy is a 2017 UK / USA romance by Tali Shalom-Ezer.
Starring Kate Mara, Ellen Page and Elias Koteas. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex ( 103:27s ) :
  • 2018 Signature Entertainment VoD

Summary Notes

The daughter of a man on death row falls in love with a woman on the opposing side of her family's political cause.

Triggered

Triggered is a drama by Vincent Grashaw.
Starring Justin Long, Arman Darbo and Sawyer Barth. BBFC link

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, crude sex references ( 94:59s ) :
  • 2018 Signature Entertainment VoD
TV Censorship TV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 12 November 2018

All Or Nothing: A Season With the Los Angeles Rams

All Or Nothing: A Season With the Los Angeles Rams is a documentary TV episode by Shannon Furman and Pat Harris.
Starring Jared Goff, Jeff Fisher and Tavon Austin. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, Coming Home Passed 15 for strong language (49:56s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2, Lightning Strikes Twice Passed 15 for strong language (48:03s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3, Victory Waffles Passed 15 for strong language (43:49s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4, the Longest Road Trip Passed 15 for strong language (50:01s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5, the Great Debate Passed 15 for strong language (49:53s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6, Winds of Change Passed 15 for strong language (43:31s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7, Proud To Be a Ram Passed 15 for strong language (48:06s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8, Home Passed 15 for strong language (43:49s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-8 Passed 15 for strong language (377:08s)

Blood

Blood is a crime thriller by Lisa Mulcahy.
Starring Adrian Dunbar, Carolina Main and Grainne Keenan. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episodes 1-3 Passed 15 for strong language (137:14s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 4-5 Passed 15 for strong language, violence, suicide scene (91:31s)

Dogs

Dogs is a documentary TV episode by Amy Berg. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 2, Bravo, Zeus Passed 12 for moderate drug reference (52:56s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5, Territorio De Zaguates Passed 12 for moderate injury detail, distressing scenes (52:28s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6, Second Chances Passed PG for references to animal euthanasia (49:32s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-6 Passed 12 for moderate injury detail, distressing scenes, drug reference (308:23s)

Dragon Ball Z: Kai the Final Chapters Part Three

Dragon Ball Z: Kai the Final Chapters Part Three is a animation fantasy video by Yasuhiro Nowatari.
Starring Sean Schemmel (voice), Kyle Hebert (voice) and Christopher Sabat (voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 7, Episodes 145-167 Passed 12 for moderate fantasy violence, injury detail (530:06s)

Narcos: Mexico

Narcos: Mexico is a crime drama by Andrés Baiz.
Starring Diego Luna, Michael Peña and Teresa Ruiz. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 10, Leyenda Passed 15 for strong language, bloody violence, drug misuse (69:35s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2, the Plaza System Passed 15 for strong language, drug misuse, drug references, violence, sex, nudity (58:57s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3, El Padrino Passed 15 for strong language, violence (67:47s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4, Rafa, Rafa, Rafa! Passed 15 for strong language, sex, violence, drug misuse (55:02s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5, the Colombian Connection Passed 15 for strong language, violence, drug misuse (67:37s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8, Just Say No Passed 15 for strong language, violence, drug misuse (61:51s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-10 Passed 18 for strong bloody violence (612:13s)

Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj: Volume 1

Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj: Volume 1 is a comedy filmed performance
Starring Hasan Minhaj. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, Affirmative Action Passed 15 for strong language (23:32s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2, Saudi Arabia Passed 15 for strong language (27:00s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3, Amazon Passed 15 for strong language (26:15s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4, Oil Passed 15 for strong language (21:45s)

The Sinner: Julian

The Sinner: Julian is a crime drama by Antonio Campos.
Starring Bill Pullman, Carrie Coon and Natalie Paul. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 2, Part Ii Passed 15 for strong threat (43:02s)
  • Season 2, Episode 3, Part Iii Passed 15 for strong bloody images, suicide references (42:31s)
  • Season 2, Episode 6, Part Vi Passed 15 for strong bloody images, language, scenes of self-harming (44:23s)
  • Season 2, Episode 7, Part Vii Passed 15 for strong crime scene detail (42:56s)
  • Season 2, Episode 8, Part Viii Passed 15 for sexual violence, strong injury detail (47:24s)
  • Season 2, Episodes 1-8 Passed 15 for strong threat, injury detail, sex, language, sexual violence, self-harm (353:55s)
Preview Coming Soon

BBFC decisions on 12 November 2018

Trailers:
  • Aquaman
  • Detective Pikachu
  • Instant Family
  • More Than Blue
  • Mortal Engines
  • Polina
  • Rampant
  • Uglydolls

Killing Eve

Additional Material:

  • Killing Eve [Additional Material, Season 1, Featurettes]

Our Cartoon President

Additional Material:

  • Our Cartoon President [Additional Material]
  • Our Cartoon President [Additional Material]
  • Our Cartoon President [Additional Material]
  • Our Cartoon President [Additional Material, Audio Commentary]
  • Our Cartoon President [Additional Material, Evolution of Fear]

 

 

Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA...

Latest classification decisions


Link Here 15th November 2018
MPAA Bulletin 2553, 15 November 2018

1 Angry Black Man

1 Angry Black Man is a 2018 USA drama by Menelek Lumumba.
Starring Dahiana Castro, Daphne Danielle and Arush Dayal. IMDb

Rated R for language including some sexual references.

Soulidifly Productions, LLC


Summary Notes

Mike Anderson is a senior at the quintessential New-England liberal arts school, Frost College. And Mike is eight weeks away from graduation. On this particular day he has his African-American Literature class with his favorite professor. But today, Mike is feeling sadness. He's feeling isolated. He's feeling Angry.

American Fighter

Rated R for violence.

ESX Entertainment - [Production Co.]

Bumblebee

Bumblebee is a 2018 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Travis Knight.
Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Justin Theroux and Angela Bassett. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence.

Paramount Pictures Corporation


Summary Notes

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Charlie Says

Rated R for disturbing violent content, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, drug use, and language.

IFC Films

Dumplin'

Dumplin' is a 2018 USA musical comedy drama by Anne Fletcher.
Starring Jennifer Aniston, Odeya Rush and Dove Cameron. IMDb

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

Netflix Inc.


Summary Notes

Willowdean ('Dumplin'), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom's Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch is a 2019 USA drama by John Crowley.
Starring Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson and Finn Wolfhard. IMDb

Rated R for drug use and language.

#51907


Summary Notes

Thirteen year old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and, confused, in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch. The movie follows his life following this turn of events and the loss of his mother.

Prey

Rated PG-13 for violence, bloody images, terror, and brief strong language.

Blumhouse Pictures - [Production Co.] Hyde Park Entertainment - [Production Co.]

Rise of the Footsoldier 3

Rise of the Footsoldier 3 is a 2017 UK action crime thriller by Zackary Adler.
Starring Craig Fairbrass, Terry Stone and Roland Manookian. IMDb

Rated R for brutal bloody violence throughout, pervasive language, strong sexual content/graphic nudity, and drug use.

Grindstone Entertainment Group


Summary Notes

Notorious gangster, Pat Tate, rises through the ranks of Essex's criminal underworld. A prequel to the 'Rise of the Footsoldier' franchise.

Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie is a 2018 UK / Canada / USA comedy biography by Jon S Baird.
Starring Stephanie Hyam, John C Reilly and Shirley Henderson. IMDb

Rated PG for some language, and for smoking.

Sony Pictures Classics


Summary Notes

The true story of Hollywood's greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan and Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair's triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) - a formidable double act in their own right - the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.

The Sun at Midnight

Rated R for some language.

#51904

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rated R for disturbing war images.

DOCUMENTARY

 

 

Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Perversion Story, Bloodlust, Brides of Blood


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The Wizard Of Gore

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The Wizard Of Gore is a 1970 USA horror by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
Starring Ray Sager, Judy Cler and Wayne Ratay. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018
  • 2018 Arrow Video R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

Promotional Material

From the crazed madman of the macabre, late splatter movie pioneer Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs!), comes his most fiendish feat of terrifying onscreen trickery yet - behold, The Wizard of Gore! You've all seen the trick in which the magician saws his glamorous assistant in half - but what about the spike through the brain gag? Or the good old smashing punch-press?

Montag the Magnificent's blood-curdling onstage performances shock and dazzle his audiences in equal measure. But when his participants start winding up dead, local TV talk show hostess Sherry Carson suspects his gruesome act may be more sinister than it first seems... Featuring some of the most notorious gory setpieces in all of director H.G. Lewis' blood-soaked career, The Wizard of Gore is a stomach-churning, Grand Guignol production that's less sleight of hand and more slice of hand!!!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Bonus Feature! 1968s How to Make a Doll
  • Feature-length audio commentary with Herschell Gordon Lewis and Mike Vraney
  • Montag Speaks an interview with Wizard of Gore actor Ray Sager
  • Stephen Thrower on The Wizard of Gore
  • The Gore the Merrier An interview with Jeremy Kasten, director of the 2007 Wizard of Gore remake
  • The Incredibly Strange Film Show an episode of the cult documentary series focusing on the films of Herschell Gordon Lewis
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil
  • Perversion Story

    Link Here

    Perversion Story is a 1969 Italy / France / Spain mystery thriller by Lucio Fulci.
    Starring Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell and Elsa Martinelli. IMDb

    Co-production ended up in several shortened versions. The film was cut by the BBFC for X rated 1971 cinema release titled One on Top of the Other .

    This release is the European Version which is the longest available.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Perversion Story - What is the most incredible thing a woman ever did for $1,000,000?

    Dr. George Dumurrier is looking for money to expand the San Francisco based clinic he runs with his brother. He is also having an affair with Jane, a glamorous fashion photographer. When Dumurrier's wife Susan dies following an asthma attack, leaving him a million dollar insurance pay-out, it seems that all his problems are solved - until an anonymous phone call sends him to the Roaring 20s strip club where he is astonished to discover that its featured performer, the dangerously desirable Monica Weston, looks exactly like his dead wife. As he tries to unravel this mystery, George learns that the police are now investigating his wife's death and that he is under suspicion of murder.

    Masterfully directed by Lucio Fulci, PREVERSION STORY just predates LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN and is equally compelling, mysterious and seductive. This fully restored Blu-ray release is the longest version available.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    HD transfer from original negative.
    Full extended European version.
    Interview with star Jean Sorel.
    Interview with star Elsa Martinelli.
    Interview with writer Stephen Thrower.
    Original artwork by Justin Coffee.
    English/Italian language choice.
    Original trailer.
    Mondo Macabro previews.
    The Blood Island Collection

    Link Here

    Terror is a Man is a 1959 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror romance by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry de Leon) and Eddie Romero (co-director).
    Starring Francis Lederer, Greta Thyssen and Richard Derr. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1964. Uncut and 15 rated since 2005 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Mad Doctor of Blood Island is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry DeLeon) and Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn and Ronald Remy. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Cut for animal cruelty for 18 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Brides of Blood is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero.
    Starring Kent Taylor, Beverly Powers and John Ashley. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Beast of Blood is a 1970 Philippines / USA horror adventure by Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Celeste Yarnall and Eddie Garcia. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1970. Uncut on pre-cert VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films The Blood Island Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION - The Complete BLOOD ISLAND Trilogy Plus The Acclaimed Prequel, Newly Remastered On Blu-Ray For The First Time Ever!

    They've been called "defiantly lurid" (1000MisspentHours.com), "delightfully depraved" (FlickAttack.com) and "blood-soaked and naked broad-filled" (MrSkin.com). Their cult of fans are worldwide. And for more than fifty years, these four monster shockers from Filipino directors Gerry de Leon and Eddie Romero have stunned drive-in, grindhouse and VHS audiences, became the foundation of infamous exploitation distributors Hemisphere Pictures and Independent-International, and remain among the most insane/esteemed classics in horror history. Severin Films is now proud to present The BLOOD ISLAND Trilogy and its celebrated prequel, all featuring uncut scans from recently discovered film elements and oozing with all-new Special Features!

    THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION is a limited, numbered edition release of only 3500 units.

    Special Features:

    Disc 1 - BRIDES OF BLOOD:
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Jungle Fury : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Here Comes the Bride : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Beverly Hills on Blood Island : Interview with Actress Beverly Powers a.k.a. Beverly Hills.
    Alternate BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND title sequence and JUNGLE FURY title card.
    Teaser Trailer.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    Disc 2 - MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND:
    Audio Commentary with Horror Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger.
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Tombs of the Living Dead : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    A Taste of Blood : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    The Mad Director of Blood Island : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    Disc 3 - BEAST OF BLOOD: *BOX SET EXCLUSIVE!*
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Celeste and The Beast : An Interview with Celeste Yarnall.
    Dr. Lorca's Blood Devils : Interview with Actor Eddie Garcia.
    Super 8 Digest Version.
    Trailer.
    Radio Spot.
    Poster and Stills Gallery.

    Disc 4 - TERROR IS A MAN:
    Man Becomes Creature : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Dawn of Blood Island : Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Terror Creature : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    When The Bell Rings : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    CD Bonus Disc: *BOX SET EXCLUSIVE!*
    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    Brides of Blood

    Link Here

    Brides of Blood is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero.
    Starring Kent Taylor, Beverly Powers and John Ashley. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018
    • 2018 Severin Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents BRIDES OF BLOOD - The First Sex & Gore BLOOD ISLAND Classic Remastered Uncut In 4k For The First Time Ever!

    In this first, unforgettable hit of the BLOOD ISLAND trilogy, legendary Filipino filmmakers Eddie Romero and Gerry de Leon combined '50s-style radioactive monster mayhem with taboo-smashing levels of graphic violence, nudity, dwarf-whipping and cuckolding that set insane new standards for drive-in/grindhouse depravity.

    Hollywood has-been Kent Taylor (BOSTON BLACKIE), former teen heartthrob John Ashley (BEACH BLANKET BINGO) and exotic-dancer-turned-Elvis-squeeze-turned-minister Beverly Powers (KISSIN' COUSINS, SPEEDWAY) star in this "brutal orgy of ghastly terror" - also known as ISLAND OF LIVING HORROR, JUNGLE FURY and BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND &$45; now featuring a 4k scan from a recently discovered 35mm interpositive and presented absolutely uncut for the first time ever!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Jungle Fury : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Here Comes the Bride : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Beverly Hills on Blood Island : Interview with Actress Beverly Powers a.k.a. Beverly Hills.
    Alternate BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND title sequence and JUNGLE FURY title card.
    Teaser Trailer.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.
    Mad Doctor of Blood Island

    Link Here

    Mad Doctor of Blood Island is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry DeLeon) and Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn and Ronald Remy. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Cut for animal cruelty for 18 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND - The Most Extreme BLOOD ISLAND Of Them All - Now Uncut In 4k For The First Time Ever!

    In perhaps the most infamous film in the BLOOD ISLAND trilogy, co-directors Eddie Romero and Gerry de Leon upped the already over-the-top nudity, violence, horny monster havoc and unmatched WTF?-ness of the first movie to deliver what Dangerous Minds hails as, "One of the greatest/nastiest/goriest films of the 1960s."

    AIP-leading-man-turned-producer John Ashley (HOW TO STUFF A WILD BIKINI, THE A-TEAM) and '60s-starlet-turned-'80s-porn-queen Angelique Pettyjohn (STAR TREK, TITILLATION) star in this "horrifying nightmare of a thousand frightening dreams" - also known as GRAVE DESIRES and TOMB OF THE LIVING DEAD - now scanned in 4k from a recently discovered camera negative and presented totally uncut for the first time ever, including the legendary "Oath of Green Blood" prologue!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Audio Commentary with Horror Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger.
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman. Tombs of the Living Dead : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    A Taste of Blood : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    The Mad Director of Blood Island : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.
    Alpha

    Link Here

    Alpha is a 2018 USA family adventure drama by Albert Hughes.
    Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe and Leonor Varela. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
    US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated:
    US: The Theatrical Version was passedPG-13 for some intense peril:
    • 2018 Sony [Extended + Theatrical versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018
    • 2018 Sony [Theatrical version only] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Alpha is an epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. While on his ¬ first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to ¬find himself broken and alone, he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learns to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to ¬ find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.
    Bloodlust

    Link Here

    Bloodlust is a 1977 Switzerland horror by Marijan Vajda.
    Starring Werner Pochath, Ellen Umlauf and Birgit Zamulo. IMDb

    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. The VHS was seized by the authorities during the Video Nasty panic. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Bloodlust - The world Blu-ray premier of a sick 1970s shocker!

    Haunted by a childhood trauma… a deaf mute accountant develops a fixation with blood spilling across his skin. Brief flirtations with ketchup and red ink seem to satisfy him at first, but he soon develops a taste for the real thing. Though he nurses a weird fascination for a neighbourhood girl who passes the time by dancing on the rooftop, he remains socially withdrawn with his co-workers and can't even find comfort in the arms of a hooker. One night he breaks into the property of the local undertaker and ravages the prettiest female corpse. Now addicted, he habitually raids the tombs of the dead and drinks blood from their throats via a spiked, double pronged glass straw. Authorities and citizens are incensed by these crimes and the search is on for this modern day vampire.

    BLOODLUST is one of the darkest and most affecting horror movies to come out of 1970s Europe. Based on the macabre true story of Kuno Hofmann, the "Vampire of Nuremberg", the film plays like a kind of grown up fairy tale, albeit one that includes bloodsucking, eyeball evisceration and voyeuristic lesbian sex scenes among a host of other activities. Cut and banned in many countries, this is the full length version in all its gruesome, gory, glory.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    Brand new 2k transfer from film negative.
    Exclusive interview with assistant director.
    Exclusive interview with actress Birgit Zamulo.<br. Original UK trailer.<br. German/English audio choice.
    Newly created, optional English subtitles.
    Mondo Macabro previews.
     

     

     

    Shopping: Reinventing Marvin...

    2017 France drama by Anne Fontaine just released on UK DVD with BBFC cuts


    Link Here 15th November 2018
    Reinventing Marvin is a 2017 France drama by Anne Fontaine.
    Starring Finnegan Oldfield, Grégory Gadebois and Vincent Macaigne. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC cuts were required for 15 rated cinema release and DVD in 2018.

    The BBFC commented:

    • Cuts required to remove potentially indecent images of a child in accordance with the Protection of Children Act 1978.

    The BBFC further commented in board meeting minutes:

    Reinventing Marvin is a French drama submitted for cinema classification which features a scene in which the central character is subjected to a sexual assault by an older boy at school.

    The Head of Compliance requested proofs of age for the actors involved, which confirmed the central character is played by an actor who was 15 at the time of filming while the older boy is played by an actor who was 18.

    The scene was viewed again by the President and Chief Executive who concluded that the scene includes a potentially indecent image of a child within the meaning of the Protection of Children Act 1978. Accordingly, a cut was required.

    The company appealed against the proposed cut, submitting documentary proof that included parental consent and information about the child protection steps taken on set.

    The scene was viewed again by the President, Chief Executive, Head of Compliance and Compliance Manager in the light of those further assurances. However, it was concluded that the fact the film makers did not intend to create an indecent image does not alter the fact of the indecency of the image in question. The cut was upheld and has now been made.

    UK: Passed 15 for sexual violence, strong language, sex, nudity after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2018 Peccadillo/Saffron Hill R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Marvin is different. He is a quiet, sensitive and artistic fifteen-year-old with an unwitting attraction to other boys. This makes him victim to forceful bullying, both at school and within the confines of his impoverished home, making his situation unbearable. With the support of his teacher, Marvin discovers his thirst for theatre, and its transformative power of becoming someone else. Refusing to be victimised, Marvin moves to Paris to reinvent himself.

    As a theatre student, he swiftly befriends the right people including legendary actress Isabelle Huppert (playing herself), and with her help, begins to exorcise the ghosts of his childhood.

    Winner of the Queer Lion at the Venice International Film Festival, Reinventing Marvin is a powerful, uplifting story of a young man's quest, against all odds, to be himself.

     

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