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  First the Daily Mail demands that porn sites verify age...

Now when they are all set to go, the Daily Mail decides that porn sites are not fit and proper companies to be trusted with implementing the checks


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mindgeek ageid logoAs the introduction of age verification for websites approaches, it seems that the most likely outcome is that Mindgeek, the company behind most of the tube sites, is set to become the self appointed gatekeeper of porn. Its near monopoly on free porn means that it will be the first port of call for people wanting access, and people who register with them will be able to surf large numbers of porn sites with no verification hassle. And they are then not going to be very willing go through all the hassle again for a company not enrolled in the Mindgeek scheme. Mindgeek is therefore set to become the Amazon,eBay/Google/Facebook of porn.

There is another very promising age verification system AVSecure, that sounds way better than Midgeek's AgeID. AVSecure plans to offer age verification passes from supermarkets and post offices. They will give you a card with a code that requires no further identification whatsoever beyond looking obviously over 25.  18-25 yea olds will have to show ID but it need not be recorded in the system, Adult websites can then check the verification code that will reveal only that the holder is over 18. All website interactions will be further protected by blockchain encryption.

The Mindgeek scheme is the most well promoted for the moment and so is seem as the favourite to prevail. TheDaily Mail is now having doubts about the merits of trusting a porn company with age verification on the grounds that the primary motivation is to make money. The Daily Mail has also spotted that the vast swathes of worldwide porn is nominally held to be illegal by the government under the Obscene Publications Act. Notably female ejaculation is held to be obscene as the government claims it to be illegal because the ejaculate contains urine. I think the government is on a hiding to nothing if it persists in its silly claims of obscenity, they are simply years out of date and the world has move on.

Anyway the Daily Mail spouts:

The moguls behind the world's biggest pornography websites have been entrusted by the Government with policing the internet to keep it safe for children. MindGeek staff have held a series of meetings with officials in preparation for the new age verification system which is designed to ensure that under-18s cannot view adult material.

Tens of millions of British adults are expected to have to entrust their private details to MindGeek, which owns the PornHub and YouPorn websites.

Critics have likened the company's involvement to entrusting the cigarette industry with stopping underage smoking and want an independent body to create the system instead.

A Mail on Sunday investigation has found that material on the company's porn websites could be in breach of the Obscene Publications Act. A search for one sexual act, which would be considered illegal to publish videos of under the Obscene Publications Act, returned nearly 20,000 hits on PornHub. The Mail on Sunday did not watch any of the videos.

Shadow Culture Minister Liam Byrne said:

It is alarming that a company given the job of checking whether viewers of pornography are over 18 can't even police publication of illegal material on its own platform.

A DCMS spokesman said:

The Government will not be endorsing individual age-verification solutions but they will need to abide by data protection laws to be compliant.

 

  Images of compromise...

Google tweaks its Image Search at the behest of Getty Images


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google images logoGoogle has tweaked its Google's image search to make it slightly more difficult to view images in full size before downloading them. Google has also added a more prominent copyright warning.

Google acted as part of a peace deal with photo library Getty Images.  In 2017, Getty Images complained to the European Commission, accusing Google of anti-competitive practices.

Google said it had removed some features from image search, including the view image button. Images can still be viewed in full size from the right click menu, at least on my Windows version of Firefox. Google also removed the search by image button, which was an easy way of finding larger copies of photographs. Perhaps the tweaks are more about restricting the finding of high resolution version of image rather than worrying about standard sized images.

Getty Images is a photo library that sells the work of photographers and illustrators to businesses, newspapers and broadcasters. It complained that Google's image search made it easy for people to find Getty Images pictures and take them, without the appropriate permission or licence.

In a statement, Getty Images said:

We are pleased to announce that after working cooperatively with Google over the past months, our concerns are being recognised and we have withdrawn our complaint.

 

  The pits of world censorship...

Turkish TV company fined for unbeeped strong language on its internet player


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cukurTurkey's TV censor RT3cK has set a new precedent by issuing a fine to a channel that included strong language language on its website that was beeped out when broadcast on TV.

The fine came when Show TV posted a clip of a sweary character from the hit mafia TV show Çukur (The Pit)  without the usual heavy censorship on its website.

A draft law that would enable RT3cK to regulate online video content is in the works, but the body appears to have begun regardless.

 

 Offsite Article: Germany edges toward Chinese-style rating of citizens...


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schufa logo China is experimenting with a dystopian social credit system which grades every citizen based on their behavior. Germany is sleepwalking in the same direction. By Heike Jahberg

See article from global.handelsblatt.com

 

 Offsite Article: Out and out overblocking...


Link Here 18th February 2018  full story: Crap Internet Blocking...Cheapo automated filters are not up to the job
gay star news logo Sky UK block gay-teen support website deemed pornographic by its algorithms

See article from gaystarnews.com

 

 Offsite Article: Body positive art seen in a negative light...


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minnesota body positive PC confusion in Minnesota

See article from citypages.com

 

 Offsite Article: Morality of a lynch mob...


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oxfam logo Compare the lack of interest shown by media, politicians and assorted celebrities to the cholera epidemic causing thousands of deaths in Haiti, with the hysterical outrage expressed about Oxfam officials consorting with prostitutes

See article from independent.co.uk

 

  Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Black Magic Part 2, The Wild Life


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filmFilm Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions on 16 February 2018

Monster Family

 

Poster Happy Family 2017 Holger Tappe

BBFC uncut
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PG 93:01s Happy Family is a 2017 UK / Germany children's cartoon comedy by Holger Tappe.
Starring Emily Watson, Jason Isaacs and Nick Frost. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, infrequent mild bad language for:

  • 2018 cinema release

Summary Notes

Despite the title the Wishbone family are far from happy. In an attempt to reconnect as a family Mum, Emma, plans a fun night out. However her plan backfires when an evil witch curses them and they're all turned into Monsters.

videoFilm on DVD Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions on 16 February 2018

Black Magic (Part 2)

BBFC uncut
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18 91:49s Black Magic (Part 2) is a horror drama by Meng Hua Ho.
Starring Lung Ti, Ni Tien and Lieh Lo. BBFC link

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexualised threat, sexual violence for:

  • 2018 88 Films Limited [Dubbed] video

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Poster Bombshell the Hedy Lamarr Story 2017 Alexandra Dean

BBFC uncut
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12 88:23s Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a 2017 USA war historical biography by Alexandra Dean.
Starring Nino Amareno, Charles Amirkhanian and Jeanine Basinger. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate sex references, nudity for:

  • 2018 Dogwoof Pictures [16:9] video
Summary Notes

Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood movie star who was hailed as the most beautiful and glamorous in the world. However, that was only the surface that tragically obscured her astounding true talents. Foremost of them was her inventive genius that a world blinded by her beauty could not recognize as far back as her youth in Austria with her homemade gadgets. This film explores Lamarr's life which included escaping a loveless marriage on the eve of Nazi Germany's conquest of her nation to a new career in Hollywood. However, her intellectual contributions were denied their due even when she offered them in the service of her new home during World War II. Only after years of career and personal decline in her troubled life would Lamarr learn that her staggering aptitude created brilliant engineering concepts that revolutionized telecommunications, which forced the world to realize the hidden abilities of a woman it had so unfairly underestimated.

Call Me By Your Name

 

BBFC uncut
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15 126:33s Call Me By Your Name is a 2017 Italy / France / Brazil / USA gay romance by Luca Guadagnino.
Starring Elena Bucci, Vanda Capriolo and Amira Casar. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex for:

  • 2018 Sony DADC Europe [Part Subtitled] video
Summary Notes

Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

Additional Material:
  • Call Me By Your Name [Additional Material, Audio Commentary]
  • Call Me By Your Name - Added Value [Additional Material]

My Generation

Poster My Generation 2017 David Batty

BBFC uncut
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12 82:11s My Generation is a 2017 UK documentary by David Batty.
Starring David Bailey, Michael Caine and Joan Collins. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for drug misuse and references, nudity, infrequent strong language for:

  • 2018 Lionsgate UK / Lionsgate International (UK) - (HE) video
Summary Notes

The cultural revolution that occurred in the 1960s England is explored in this documentary.

Smash Palace

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18 102:46s Smash Palace is a 1981 New Zealand drama by Roger Donaldson.
Starring Bruno Lawrence, Anna Maria Monticelli and Greer Robson-Kirk. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex for:

  • 2018 Arrow Film Distributors video
Summary Notes

Al Shaw's life revolves around motor racing and his back country junkyard, the "Smash Palace". His French wife, Jacqui, doesn't appreciate the lack of attention due to Al's obsession with cars. When Al finds her in the arms of another man, he takes his daughter, Georgie and heads for the bush, desperately hoping to hold on to the only family he has left.

The Super Inframan

BBFC uncut
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12 87:28s The Super Inframan is a action fantasy drama by Shan Hua.
Starring Li Hsui-Hsien, Terry Liu and Hsieh Wang. BBFC link

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate fantasy violence, threat for:

  • 2018 88 Films Limited [Dubbed] video

The Wild Life

The Wild Life DVD

BBFC uncut
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15 92:05s
 
The Wild Life is a 1984 USA comedy drama by Art Linson.
Starring Chris Penn, Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Eric Stoltz. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for sexualised nudity, strong sex references, language, drug misuse with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2018 Media Sales/Final Cut Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th March 2018
UK Censorship History

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated video release in 1985. Uncut and 15 rated for 2018 DVD.

Promotional Material

Great party movie, following the adventures of Bill & Tom, two high school buddies at opposite ends of the spectrum. Bill (Eric Stolz) prefers to live life straight-laced, while his friend Tom (Chris Penn) takes nothing seriously except partying all the time. When Bill moves out of his mother's house to live on his own he faces many issues, from his girlfriend, to his brother, to his landlord. Meanwhile, his friend Tom moves in to keep the rent down but proceeds to turn Bill's life upside down. This movie is non-stop comedy from start to finish and is a personal favorite of mine. Soundtrack features guitar virtuoso Edward Van Halen throughout the movie, also features cameos by rockers Lee Ving and Ron Wood. 70s Pornstar legend Kitten Navidad also makes an appearance!
vodVoD Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions on 16 February 2018

Detainee X

BBFC uncut
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18 75:41s Detainee X is a drama by Manee Osman.
Starring Reza Sholeh, Giancarlo Murano and Matt Clark. BBFC link

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, scenes of torture for:

  • 2018 Pennyappeal VoD
TV CensorshipTV on DVD Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions on 16 February 2018

After the Rain

BBFC uncut
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12
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U
22:53s
137:24s
22:54s
22:55s
22:54s
22:54s
22:54s
After the Rain is a animation drama by Ayumu Watanabe.
Starring Sayumi Watabe (voice), Hiroaki Hirata (voice) and Miki Kanai (voice). BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, the Sound of Rain Passed U for very mild bad language
  • Season 1, Episode 2, Green Leaves and Rain Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm
  • Season 1, Episode 3, Raining Tears Passed PG for mild sex references, scenes of smoking
  • Season 1, Episode 4, Gentle Rain Passed 12 for moderate sex references
  • Season 1, Episode 5, the Scent of Rain Passed U for no material likely to offend or harm
  • Season 1, Episode 6, Fine Rain Passed PG for mild sex references
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-6 Passed 12 for moderate sex references

Five Daughters

BBFC uncut
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15 59:16s
58:17s
Five Daughters is a drama by Philippa Lowthorpe.
Starring John McAndrew, Ian Hart and Dan Tetsell. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 Passed 15 for drug references, strong language, sex references
  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong violence, language, drug misuse

The Grand Tour

BBFC uncut
uncut
12
15
55:32s
67:09s
64:57s
67:46s
64:38s
The Grand Tour is a documentary by Brian Klein, Gavin Whitehead and Phil Churchward.
Starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 10, Oh, Canada Passed 12 for bleeped strong language, infrequent moderate sex references
  • Season 2, Episode 11, Feed the World Passed 12 for bleeped strong language
  • Season 2, Episode 7, It's a Gas, Gas, Gas Passed 12 for bleeped strong language, moderate sex references
  • Season 2, Episode 8 Passed 12 for moderate bad language, sex references
  • Season 2, Episode 9, Breaking, Badly Passed 15 for implied very strong language

A Korean Odyssey

BBFC uncut
uncut
12
15
71:55s
72:57s
70:45s
70:48s
69:00s
71:39s
68:03s
70:25s
77:56s
81:43s
A Korean Odyssey is a fantasy drama
Starring Lee Seung-gi, Cha Seung-won and Oh Yeon-seo. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 10 Passed 12 for moderate threat
  • Season 1, Episode 11 Passed 15 for strong injury detail
  • Season 1, Episode 12 Passed 15 for strong injury detail
  • Season 1, Episode 13 Passed 15 for brief strong violence
  • Season 1, Episode 14 Passed 12 for infrequent moderate bad language, bloody images
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 15 for brief strong violence
  • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 12 for moderate violence, injury detail
  • Season 1, Episode 7 Passed 12 for moderate threat, language
  • Season 1, Episode 8 Passed 12 for moderate threat, injury detail, language
  • Season 1, Episode 9 Passed 12 for domestic violence, moderate injury detail

Mozart in the Jungle

BBFC uncut
uncut
12
15
30:37s
282:31s
25:43s
29:23s
31:29s
29:46s
28:02s
30:04s
24:34s
27:51s
25:02s
Mozart in the Jungle is a by Paul Weitz.
Starring Gael García Bernal, Lola Kirke and Saffron Burrows. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 4, Episode 1, the Boyfriend Passed 15 for strong language
  • Season 4, Episode 10 Passed 15 for strong language
  • Season 4, Episode 2, If I Was An Elf, I Would Tell You Passed 12 for strong language, moderate sex and drug references
  • Season 4, Episode 3, Significant Lover Passed 15 for strong language
  • Season 4, Episode 4, An Honest Ghost Passed 12 for strong language, moderate sex references
  • Season 4, Episode 5, the Coach Passed 15 for strong language
  • Season 4, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong language, sex references
  • Season 4, Episode 7, We're Not Robots Passed 15 for strong language
  • Season 4, Episode 8 Passed 15 for strong language
  • Season 4, Episode 9 Passed 15 for strong language
  • Season 4, Episodes 1-10 Passed 15 for strong language, sex references

Play For Today

BBFC uncut
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12
15
94:12s
80:04s
62:30s
117:03s
81:47s
69:22s
84:55s
77:10s
69:25s
78:59s
48:06s
Play For Today is a drama by Jack Gold.
Starring John Alderton, Lynn Farleigh and Paul Freeman. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 10, Episode 28, a Walk in the Forest Passed 12 for moderate sex references, discriminatory language
  • Season 11, Episode 17, the Kamikaze Ground Staff Reunion Dinner Passed 12 for moderate sex references, discriminatory behaviour
  • Season 11, Episode 23, Bavarian Night Passed 15 for sexualised nudity
  • Season 12, Episode 16, Too Late To Talk To Billy Passed 12 for moderate violence, language
  • Season 12, Episode 5, Iris in the Traffic, Ruby in the Rain Passed 12 for moderate bad language
  • Season 13, Episode 4, Intensive Care Passed 12 for infrequent moderate sex references, nudity, language
  • Season 14, Episode 2, a Coming To Terms For Billy Passed 12 for moderate threat, sex references
  • Season 5, Episode 1, Leeds United! Passed 12 for moderate bad language
  • Season 5, Episode 15, Just Another Saturday Passed 12 for moderate violence, sex references
  • Season 7, Episode 4, the Elephant's Graveyard Passed 12 for moderate bad language, sex references
  • Season 9, Episode 20, Coming Out Passed 12 for moderate sex references, language, discriminatory behaviour
PreviewComing Soon Cuts Cert Run Time BBFC decisions on 16 February 2018

 

      Trailers:
  • Ailecek Saskiniz
  • The Bookshop
  • Deadpool 2
  • Have a Nice Day
  • Looking Glass
  • Submergence

 

 Shopping: The Wild Life...

1984 USA comedy drama by Art Linson set for UK DVD release on 26th March 2018 with previous BBFC cuts just waived


Link Here 18th February 2018
The Wild Life DVD The Wild Life is a 1984 USA comedy drama by Art Linson.
Starring Chris Penn, Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Eric Stoltz. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for sexualised nudity, strong sex references, language, drug misuse with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2018 Media Sales/Final Cut Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th March 2018
UK Censorship History

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated video release in 1985. Uncut and 15 rated for 2018 DVD.

From IMDb. The BBFC cuts were:

  • to remove all footage of nunchakus and
  • to edit a scene where a cigarette is lit by an ignited aerosol can.

Promotional Material

Great party movie, following the adventures of Bill & Tom, two high school buddies at opposite ends of the spectrum. Bill (Eric Stolz) prefers to live life straight-laced, while his friend Tom (Chris Penn) takes nothing seriously except partying all the time. When Bill moves out of his mother's house to live on his own he faces many issues, from his girlfriend, to his brother, to his landlord. Meanwhile, his friend Tom moves in to keep the rent down but proceeds to turn Bill's life upside down. This movie is non-stop comedy from start to finish and is a personal favorite of mine. Soundtrack features guitar virtuoso Edward Van Halen throughout the movie, also features cameos by rockers Lee Ving and Ron Wood. 70s Pornstar legend Kitten Navidad also makes an appearance!

 

 Shopping: Navajo Joe...

1966 Italy / Spain western by Sergio Corbucci just released on UK DVD with BBFC cuts for animal cruelty


Link Here 18th February 2018
Navajo Joe DVD Navajo Joe is a 1966 Italy / Spain western by Sergio Corbucci.
Starring Burt Reynolds, Aldo Sambrell and Nicoletta Machiavelli. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 for strong violence after 9s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

  • 2018 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th February 2018
The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cuts were required to remove two scenes of animal cruelty (cruel tripping of horses and cockfighting).

Promotional Material

"Fearless, Savage, Brutal. He s the only survivor of a blood-drenched massacre and he s on a relentless vendetta to avenge the death of his wife and his people. Consumed by hatred, driven by violence, his name is Navajo Joe and he wants a dollar for every head he rolls and every skull he splits. Directed by the creator of the legendary spaghetti western Django (Segio Corbucci) and written by the man responsible for Milano Calibre 9, (Fernando di Leo), Navajo Joe is a dark, violent and unforgettable cult western like you ve never seen before. It features Burt Reynolds in only his second leading role. Fast paced, action packed and highly original, Navajo Joe is presented here from a new HD master for the very first time."

 

  Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Hammer Volume 2, The Colour of Pomegranates, Beyond the Woods


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Title Cuts Cert Run Time UK flagReleased on 19th February 2018
Justice

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Justice DVD  

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 88:23s Justice is a 2017 USA western by Richard Gabai.
Starring Stephen Lang, Jackson Rathbone and Jamie-Lynn Sigler. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:

  • 2018 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release

Promotional Material

Its 1986 and the civil war ended three years ago. An old abandoned mine is now being transformed in to a military stronghold by a corrupt mayor and a band of bloodthirsty outlaws hell bend on reigniting the war. When a US Marshal comes to town, only to find his bother has been murdered, his search for the killer uncovers a web of corruption.
Beyond the Woods

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Beyond the Woods DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 82:02s Beyond the Woods is a 2018 Ireland horror by Sean Breathnach.
Starring John Ryan Howard, Ross Mac Mahon and Claire J Loy. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, threat, gore, drug misuse for:

  • 2018 Left Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Reviews

Promotional Material

Seven old friends have a reunion at a holiday home on the edge of a forest in Ireland. A sink hole has opened nearby and is spewing hot sulphur. The friends start acting out of character and soon come to realise that something evil is also crossing through the sink hole… it has opened a portal to hell.
Slumber

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Slumber DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 81:01s Slumber is a 2017 UK / USA horror by Jonathan Hopkins.
Starring Maggie Q, Sylvester McCoy and Will Kemp. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural threat, injury detail for:

  • 2018 Signature Entertainment/Precision Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

Starring Maggie Q, SLUMBER follows a sleep doctor as she tried to protect a family from a demon that feeds on people in their nightmares.
Monster X

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Monster X DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 67:23s Monster X is a 2017 USA horror by Jaysen P Buterin (as Jaysen Buterin), Daniel B Iske...
Starring Matt Tatroe. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, injury detail for:

  • 2018 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

In this monstrous tale, vampires, werewolves and zombies rip their way out of hell and into our world. A young couple find themselves stranded in an old theatre as ghosts, demons and other monsters descend upon them. They will have to risk everything to defeat the monsters and save the world.
Brimstone

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  Brimstone DVD     

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 142:36s Brimstone is a 2016 Netherlands / France / Germany / Sweden / UK western mystery thriller by Martin Koolhoven.
Starring Kit Harington, Dakota Fanning and Carice van Houten. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sex, sexual violence for:

  • 2018 Thunderbird Releasing RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
  • 2018 Thunderbird Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

A gripping western-thriller starring Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, and Kit Harrington that follows a young woman’s epic quest for survival.

BRIMSTONE is a suspenseful tale of retribution that unfolds at the end of the 19th century in the American West. An epic thriller told in four chapters about a young woman whose life changes drastically when a diabolical preacher comes to town.

Scalpel

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Scalpel Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 94:58s Scalpel is a 1977 USA drama by John Grissmer.
Starring Robert Lansing, Judith Chapman and Arlen Dean Snyder. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong injury detail, violence, nudity for:

  • 2018 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Reviews

Promotional Material

HE LOST THE FACE OF THE WOMAN HE LOVED... SO HE GAVE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE.

US television staple Robert Lansing (Star Trek, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone) stars as a deranged surgeon in this twisty-turny psychological thriller from Blood Rage director John Grissmer.

In Scalpel, Lansing plays Dr. Phillip Reynolds, a man whose daughter Heather (Judith Chapman, As the World Turns, General Hospital) has run away from home a year prior following the suspicious death of her boyfriend. When he happens across a young woman one night, her face beaten beyond recognition, the unhinged Reynolds sees his an opportunity to put his trusty scalpel to use - hatching a plan to reconstruct her face in the image of his missing daughter, and so claim her sizeable inheritance.

Photographed by celebrated cinematographer Edward Lachman, who would go on to serve as DP on the likes of Erin Brockovich and The Virgin Suicides, Scalpel is an exemplary slice of Southern-fried gothic, filled finally rescued from VHS obscurity in this revelatory new Blu-ray edition from Arrow Video.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith
  • Brand new crew interviews
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet with new writing on the film by Bill Ackerman
  • The Mimic

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    The Mimic DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 95:54s The Mimic is a 2017 South Korea horror mystery fantasy by Jung Huh.
    Starring Jin Heo, Jun Hyeok Lee and Hyuk-kwon Park. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural threat, violence, injury detail for:

    • 2018 Arrow Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    A woman, whose son has been missing for some time, moves to the countryside with her husband, daughter and sick mother-in-law. Out walking one day near Mt. Jang, a mysterious mountain where there appears to have existed a mythical creature which mimics the voices of humans, the woman meets a seemingly lost, and mute, young girl by a cave. The girl reminds her so much of her son that she takes her in, until such time that she can locate her parents or guardian. It s not long before the girl begins to mimic the voice of her own daughter and strange and sinister events start to happen around the house...

    Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent

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    Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent - Limited Edition Blu Ray Blu-ray

        ~390:00s Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent - Limited Edition Blu Ray is a set consisting of:
    • The Snorkel
    • Cash on Demand
    • Never Take Sweets From a Stranger
    • The Full Treatment

    UK: Aggregate BBFC 15 rated for:

    • 2018 Powerhouse Hammer Volume 2 Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
    Never Take Sweets From a Stranger is a 1960 UK horror mystery thriller by Cyril Frankel.
    Starring Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen and Felix Aylmer. BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1960. Later uncut and 12 rated on 2017 Blu-ray. The US Theatrical Version was cut for dialogue.
    The Full Treatment is a 1960 UK mystery drama by Val Guest.
    Starring Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento and Ronald Lewis. BBFC link IMDb
    Passed X uncut for 1960 release but was cut for US release. A toned down TV version seems to have become the home video version.

    Powerhouse is promising an uncut UK Theatrical Edition + the cut US version but BBFC details have not yet been published.

    Promotional Material

    Four classic thrillers from the vaults of Hammer Films released on Blu-ray for the very first time, including premiere presentations of the complete, uncensored UK theatrical release versions of Val Guestâ's The Full Treatment and Cyril Frankel's Never Take Sweets from a Stranger and a host of new and exclusive extra features. This stunning Limited Blu-ray Edition Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.

    • Never Take Sweets from a Stranger
    • Cash On Demand
    • The Full Treatment
    • The Snorkel

    INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • HD restorations of all four films
    • Original Mono audio
    • New title-specific documentaries exploring aspects of each film
    • Two presentations of Never Take Sweets from a Stranger: the original UK theatrical cut, containing original titles and dialogue; and the alternative US version with amended Never Take Candy from a Stranger titles and censored dialogue
    • Never Take Sweets from a Stranger introduction by actor and filmmaker Matthew Holness
    • Archival audio interview with Never Take Sweets from a Strange director Cyril Frankel
    • Two presentations ofThe Full Treatment: the uncensored UK theatrical cut; and the censored US version with alternative Stop Me Before I Kill titles
    • Audio commentary with film historian Michael Brooke and author Johnny Mains onThe Snorkel
    • Audio commentary with film historians Jonathan Rigby and David Miller on Cash on Demand>
    • New and exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, including actors Janina Faye (Never Take Sweets from a Strange) and Lois Daine Cash on Demand), props master Peter Allchorne (The Snorke) and second assistant director Hugh Harlow The Snorke Appreciations of composers Elizabeth Lutyens (Never Take Sweets from a Strange and Francis Chagrin The Snorkel) by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
    • Hammer’s Women: Betta St John (2018):Diabolique magazine’s editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger offers an appreciation of the American actress, singer and dancer
    • Hammer’s Women: Gwen Watford (2018): British cinema expert Dr Laura Mayne explores the life and career of the prolific English film, stage and television actress
    • Hammer’s Women: Diane Cilento (2018): Dr Melanie Williams, author of Female Stars of British Cinema, explores the life and career of the Australian theatre and film actress and author
    • Hammer’s Women: Lois Daine (2018): critic and author Becky Booth on the popular English film and television actress
    • Archival documentaries, interviews and featurettes
    • Original trailers
    • Image galleries: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and marketing materials
    • Exclusive booklets for each film, with new essays by Kat Ellinger, Julian Upton and Kim Newman, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews, and full film credits
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • World Blu-ray premieres of all four films
    • Limited Edition Box Set of 6,000 numbered copies

    Happy Death Day

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    Happy Death Day Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15

    MPAA PG-13

    ~96:00s Happy Death Day is a 2017 USA horror mystery thriller by Christopher Landon.
    Starring Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard and Ruby Modine. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence, sex references for:

    • 2018 Universal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
    • 2018 Universal R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release beyond noting that the film is PG-13 rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Tree Gelbman must relive the same day over and over again on her birthday and figure out who attempts to kill her at her party every time and why.

    Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, Whiplash) produces this original and inventive rewinding thriller in which a blissfully self-centered co-ed (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) is doomed to relive the day of her murder unless she can identify her masked assailant and hopefully stop the madness. If she can’t, she will be stuck in an insane loop, reliving a ghoulish nightmare that has become her death day.

    Bonus Features:

    • Alternate Ending & Deleted Scenes
    • Worst Birthday Ever!
    • Behind the Mask: The Suspects
    • The Many Deaths of Tree
    THE HOUSEMAID

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    15 ~105:00s THE HOUSEMAID is a 2016 Vietnam / South Korea horror romance by Derek Nguyen.
    Starring Kate Nhung, Jean-Michel Richaud and Kim Xuan. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, sex for:

    • 2018 Eureka Entertainment Limited RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    • See review from cine-vue.com : " It's a shame to report, then, that the actual film fails to transcend its tried and tested horror roots "

    Promotional Material

    First-time director Derek Nguyen makes a captivating debut with The Housemaid [Cô Haû Gaí], a haunting gothic romance which blends bold eroticism with a pervasive sense of dread.

    Linh is a docile and hardworking poor orphaned girl who comes to Sa Cat seeking a housemaid job. Sebastien Laurent is a French captain and owner of the Sa Cat rubber plantation. For years, the massive mansion is rumoured to have ghosts, particularly those of Camille Sebastien s late wife and the mistreated plantation workers. Once Linh comes to Sa Cat, she begins to hear strange sounds, have frightening dreams, and witness bizarre occurrences. After some time, Linh and Captain Laurent become close to each other and develop a romance. However, their love soon awakens the vengeful souls of Sa Cat plantation.

    With its sumptuous visuals and memorable scares, The Housemaid is a bold update of the gothic-horror genre, and Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film in its UK debut as part of Montage Pictures.

    DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • Stunning 1080p presentation (On the Blu-ray), with a progressive encode on the DVD
    • 5.1 Surround and Stereo soundtrack options
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Trailer
    The Colour of Pomegranates

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    The Colour Of Pomegranates Limited Edition Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    Armenian Version

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    Russian Version

     

    PG 79:44s
    =76:33s

    69:46s

    The Colour of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova) is a 1969 Soviet Union historical music biography by Sergei Parajanov.
    Starring Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan and Vilen Galstyan. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Armenian version was passed PG uncut for scenes of animal slaughter for:

    • 2018 Second Sight [Armenian + Russian versions] Limited Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
    Russian Censorship History
    The Russian version was cut by Russian censors, but there is also an uncut Armenian version.

    Promotional Material

    Sergei Parajanov’s celebrated masterpiece paints an astonishing portrait of the 18th century Armenian poet Sayat Nova, the ‘King of Song’. Parajanov’s aim was not a conventional biography but a cinematic expression of his work, resulting in an extraordinary visual poem. Key moments in his subject’s life are illustrated through a series of exquisitely orchestrated tableaux filled with rich colour and stunning iconography, each scene a celluloid painting alive with stylised movement.

    One of cinema’s most revered and beautiful films, now presented in a stunning new restoration by Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation.

    SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION FEATURES:

    Disc 1

    • Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation restoration of the the Armenian version (‘The Parajanov Cut’)
    • The Russian version (‘The Yutkevich Cut’) prepared using The Film Foundation’s restored material
    • Optional annotated commentary on the ‘Armenian Cut’ by James Steffen, author of ‘The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov’ and advisor on the new restoration
    • Optional audio commentary on the ‘Yutkevich Cut’ by Levon Abrahamyan

    Disc 2

    • New 2K restoration of Sergei Parajanov’s short film ‘Kiev Frescoes’ with optional annotated commentary by Daniel Bird
    • ‘Poetry, Pomegranates and Parajanov: A new appreciation’ by Daniel Bird
    • ‘Pomegranates Rediscovered’: Cecilia Cenciarelli of Bologna Cineteca on the multi-national effort to save ‘The Colour of Pomegranates’
    • ‘Free Parajanov!’ Tony Rayns on the campaign to free Parajanov
    • The World is a Window: The Making of the Colour of Pomegranates’
    • Memories About Sayat Nova: Levon Grigoryan's 2006 documentary featuring extracts from the rushes
    • Parajanov: A Requiem
    • 112 page limited edition book featuring Martin Scorsese introduction, archive material, new writings, costume designs and storyboards
    Werewolves of the Third Reich

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    Werewolves Of The Third Reich DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 90:42s Werewolves of the Third Reich is a 2017 UK horror by Andrew Jones.
    Starring Annabelle Lanyon, Lee Bane and Suzie Frances Garton. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, bloody violence, threat, sex references, suicide scene for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Summary Notes

    In Nazi Germany at the height of World War II, a ragtag group of American soldiers known as "The Fearless Four" are shipped off to a military prison for a variety of infractions, ranging from mutiny to murder. While they're being transported, Nazis attack the convoy, killing the MPs, but the rebellious American soldiers manage to escape. Travelling deep into rural Germany, the Americans stumble upon an SS experiment camp run by the notorious Doctor Mengele. They soon discover Mengele's diabolical plan to fuse human and animal DNA to create an unstoppable army of Werewolf soldiers. The Fearless Four are now the allied forces' only hope of preventing Hitler's Third Reich gaining the upper hand in the War. It's a fight to the death and only the most brutal and merciless will survive!

             

     

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