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10th December

 Shopping: Suicide Squad...

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2016 USA action crime fantasy by David Ayer just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
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Suicide Squad Blu ray Region FreeSuicide Squad is a 2016 USA action crime fantasy by David Ayer.
Starring Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Will Smith. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

UK: Extended Version and 2D,3D, 4k Theatrical versions passed 15 uncut for sustained threat, moderate violence for:

  • 2016 Warner [Extended + 4k Theatrical Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th December
  • 2016 Warner [Extended + Theatrical Version] 3D/2D R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th December
  • 2016 Warner [Extended + Theatrical Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th December
  • 2016 Warner [Theatrical Version only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th December

Versions

Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Cut which runs 11 minutes longer. The Theatrical Version was PG-13 rated by the MPAA but the BBFC upped this to a 15 rating. The Extended Cut is similarly 15 rated in the UK.
Summary Notes

A secret government agency run by Amanda Waller, named A.R.G.U.S creates a task force comprising super villains, the "Suicide Squad". They are assigned to execute dangerous tasks in exchange for shorter prison sentences.

Promotional Material

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Extra Content:
  • Squad Strength and Skills
  • Task Force X: One Team, One Mission
  • Joker & Harley: "It" Couple of The Underworld
  • Chasing the Real
  • Armed to the Teeth
  • The Squad Declassified
  • This is Gonna Get Loud: The Epic Battles of Suicide Squad
  • Gag Reel

 

10th December

 Shopping: The Chinese Connection...

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1972 Hong Kong martial arts film by Wei Lo just released on US Blu-ray
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Chinese Connection Collectors Blu rayThe Chinese Connection (aka Fist of Fury) is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film by Wei Lo.
With Bruce Lee, Nora Miao and James Tien.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2016 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th December 2016
UK Censorship History
UK cinema and VHS releases were cut by the BBFC. Uncut on DVD.

Summery Review : Don't miss this DVD

Chen Chen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on with his mastery of martial arts while investigating his teacher's murder.

The Bruce Lee film is famous for its legendary first nunchaku fight scene at the Japanese' training camp as Bruce shows for the first time his personal fighting tool and weapon, a pair of nunchakus. That fight scene even before nunchakus is among the greatest ever filmed since the choreography and timing is totally marvellous as the one take lasts very long without edits, and Bruce kicks and hits about ten victims during that, and the timing and stunt men had to be really sharp in order to not to get hurt for real. Also, the nunchaku fights in the film are incredible as Bruce uses his weapon without flinching an eye and with fierce look on his face. This all is even more powerful in his next film, Way of the Dragon.

 

27th November

  One from the anals of BBFC censorship history...

Blasphemy cuts waived to John Waters' Multiple Maniacs
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multiple maniacsMultiple Maniacs is a 1970 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters.
Starring Divine, David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex references, sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2016 cinema release

UK Censorship History

Heavily cut by the BBFC on grounds of blasphemy for 1990 18 rated VHS. A restored version was passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for 2016 cinema release.

The previous BBFC cuts were:

  • Cut to remove an entire supposedly blasphemous sequence set in a church in which a male transvestite buggered himself with a rosary. The shots of the transvestite were intercut with footage of Christ moving through the Stations of the Cross.
Summary Notes

The travelling sideshow 'Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions' is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all - but her life changes after she gets raped by a fifteen-foot lobster...

 

27th November

 Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 61...

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Diamonds are Forever Sean ConneryDiscussing the reasons why the rating for Diamonds are Forever increased from PG to 12

See product details at amazon.co.uk

 

12th November

 Shopping: Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer: 30th Anniversary Edition...

1986 USA crime horror biography by John McNaughton set for US Blu-ray release on 6th December 2016
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Henry Portrait Serial Killer AnniversaryHenry Portrait of a Serial Killer is a 1986 USA crime horror biography by John McNaughton.
Starring Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold and Tom Towles. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2016 MPI 30th Anniversary Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th December 2016
UK Censorship History
Heavily cut by the BBFC in varying ways until 2003 when the Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Cutting Edge header 1 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 17:
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Promotional Material

Undeniably one of the most harrowing American films of the 20th century, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer hits Blu-ray with a restoration that cements its reputation as a shocking, thought-provoking nightmare-plunge into the depths of the human soul.

 

12th November

 Shopping: Tormentor...

1973 Italy/Spain horror mystery thriller by Maurizio Pradeaux, cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD
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Tormentor DVD NTSC Robert HoffmanTormentor is a 1973 Italy/Spain horror mystery thriller by Maurizio Pradeaux.
Starring Robert Hoffmann, Nieves Navarro and George Martin. BBFC link IMDb.

UK: US import released for:

  • 2016 Full Moon Features R0 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th November 2016

UK Censorship History

Cut by the BBFC for 1974 X rated cinema release. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US

Promotional Material

Ketty, a photographer living in Rome, accidentally witnesses the murder of a young woman at the hands of a razor-wielding maniac. Ketty and her fiance, Alberto, go to the police--only to learn that two other witnesses to the crime have been slashed to death. Ketty fears that she will be the next victim when her ballerina friend Magda is brutally killed by the same elusive culprit. The police are baffled, unable to find a motive. It is Alberto who discovers the connection: all the murdered girls were dancers. Investigating further, Ketty finds a photo identifying the killer. But before she can warn Alberto, Ketty is trapped in a lonely greenhouse, stalked by the homicidal madman!

 

11th November

 Shopping: The Guyver...

1991 USA / Japan action comedy by Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang set for UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 19th December 2016 with previous BBFC cuts just waived
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Guyver Blu ray Mark HamillThe Guyver is a 1991 USA / Japan action comedy by Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang.
Starring Greg Joung Paik, Jimmie Walker and Peter Spellos. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12 for moderate fantasy violence, moderate horror with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2016 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th December 2016
Censorship History

Exists as the Director's Cut/Theatrical Version and a VHS Version. The VHS Version has been shortened for plot but has additional violence.

The VHS Version was cut by the BBFC for 15 rated 1992 VHS. The cuts were waived in 2016 for the 12 rated Director's Cut DVD/Blu-ray. The Director's Cuts us MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Guyver

Promotional Material

PART HUMAN. PART ALIEN. PURE SUPERPOWER.

Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and the team behind horror classic Re-animator join forces for this electrifying live-action adaptation of Yoshiki Takaya s celebrated manga series!

Having been smuggled out of the mysterious Chronos Corporation by one of its researchers, a bio-weapon known as the Guyver unit which transforms its holder into a lethal super-being ends up in the hands of Sean, a young martial arts student. Sean soon finds himself in the sights of the Chronos Corporation and its mutant henchmen, who ll stop at nothing to retrieve the weapon.

Produced by Brian Yuzna (Society, Bride of Re-animator) and co-directed by special-effects masters Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang, The Guyver is an FX-laden extravaganza featuring a plethora of familiar genre faces such as Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and David Gale (Re-animator).

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new digital transfer of the Director s Cut
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original uncompressed audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new interview with producer Brian Yuzna
  • Trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nick Percival
  • Limited edition O-card

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully-illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film

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    10th November

     Shopping: I, the Jury...

    1982 USA crime romance by Richard T Heffron, cut by the MPAA and BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
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    I Jury Blu ray Armand AssanteI, the Jury is a 1982 USA crime romance by Richard T Heffron.
    Starring Armand Assante, Barbara Carrera and Laurene Landon. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 Kino Lorber (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 8th November 2016
    Censorship History
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating and cut even more in the UK for an 18 rated 1986 VHS.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: I, the Jury

    Promotional Material

    The tough guy hero of the 40s and the excitement of the 80s come together in this dazzling remake of the classic Mickey Spillane (The Girl Hunters) thriller, I, THE JURY. Straight from the school of the hard-boiled detective comes private eye, Mike Hammer played by the ruggedly sexy Armand Assante (Q&A). Hammer sets out to get the guys who did in his friend Jack his quest for vengeance leads him onto the paths of the CIA, a sexy doctor and a kinky killer. All along the way, there are spectacular chases and incredible excitement. Richard T. Heffron (Futureworld) directed this first-rate action-packed thriller with a screenplay by Larry Cohen (Maniac Cop) and a strong supporting cast featuring Barbara Carrera (Never Say Never Again), Laurene Landon (...All the Marbles), Alan King (Casino), Geoffrey Lewis (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas) and Judson Scott (TV s The Colbys and V).

    Special Features: Includes a Brand New Audio Commentary by Steve Mitchell, producer/director of King Cohen and Film Historian Nathaniel Thompson, Trailers

     

    9th November

     Shopping: Lone Wolf and Cub...

    1972-74 Japanese action film set by Kenji Misumi, cut by the BBFC, just released on Criterion DVD and Blu-ray
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    Lone Wolf Cub Criterion CollectionLone Wolf and Cub is a 1972-74 Japanese action film set by Kenji Misumi.
    Starring Akihiro Tomikawa and Tomisaburo Wakayama.
    • Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Kenji Misumi 1972)
    • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (Kenji Misumi 1972)
    • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (Kenji Misumi 1972)
    • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril box (Buichi Saito 1972)
    • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (Kenji Misumi 1973)
    • Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (Yoshiyuki Kuroda 1974)
    • Shogun Assassin (an edit combining the first 2 films)

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Criterion Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 8th November 2016
    • 2016 Criterion Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 8th November 2016

    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance is a 1972 Japanese martial arts film by Misumi Kenji.
    With Tomisaburô Wakayama, Fumio Watanabe and Tomoko Mayama.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1999 VHS. Later released uncut for 2009 18 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades is a 1972 Japan action drama by Kenji Misumi.
    With Tomisaburô Wakayama, Gô Katô and Yuko Hamada. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rated 1999 VHS. Released uncut for 2009 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Shogun Assassin is a 1980 Japan/US action film by Robert Houston.
    With Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo and Minoru Oki. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 1981 cinema release. The pre-cert video was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic but did not get listed as a video nasty. Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC since 1999. Uncut in the US.

    There are no censorship issues with other episodes

    Promotional Material

    Based on the best-selling manga series, the six intensely kinetic Lone Wolf and Cub films elevated chanbara to bloody new heights. The shogun's executioner, Itto Ogami (Tomisaburo Wakayama), takes to wandering the countryside as an assassin -- along with his infant son Daigoro (Akihiro Tomikawa) and a seemingly infinitely weaponized perambulator -- helping those he encounters while seeking vengeance for his murdered wife. Delivering stylish thrills and a body count that defies belief, Lone Wolf and Cub is beloved for its brilliantly choreographed action sequences as well as its tender depiction of the bonds between a parent and a child.

    Disc Features

    • New 2K digital restorations of all six films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays
    • High-definition presentation of Shogun Assassin, a 1980 English-dubbed reedit of the first two Lone Wolf and Cub films
    • New interview with Kazuo Koike, writer of the Lone Wolf and Cub manga series and screenwriter on five of the films
    • Lame d'un père, l'âme d'un sabre, a 2005 documentary about the making of the series
    • New interview in which Sensei Yoshimitsu Katsuse discusses and demonstrates the real Suio-ryu sword techniques that inspired the ones depicted in the manga and films
    • New interview with biographer Kazuma Nozawa about Kenji Misumi, director of four of the six films
    • Silent documentary from 1939 about the making of samurai swords, with an optional new ambient score by Ryan Francis
    • Trailers
    • New English subtitle translations
    • PLUS : A booklet featuring an essay and film synopses by Japanese pop-culture writer Patrick Macias

      New cover by Paul Pope

     

    5th November

     Shopping: The Driller Killer...

    1979 USA video nasty by Abel Ferrara set for UK Blu-ray release on 28th November 2016 with a new never seen before pre-release version
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    Driller Killer Steelbook Blu rayThe Driller Killer is a 1979 USA horror thriller by Abel Ferrara.
    Starring Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz and Baybi Day. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, gore for:

    • 2016 Arrow [Theatrical + Pre-release version] Limited Edition Steelbook (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 28th November 2016
    • 2016 Arrow [Theatrical + Pre-release version] (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 28th November 2016
    UK Censorship History
    Shortened for 1982 pre-cert VHS which was then famously banned as a video nasty. A pre-cut version was released on 1999 18 rated VHS. Uncut and 18 rated since 2002. Unrated and uncut in the US.

    The 2016 Blu-ray includes for the first time a pre-release version.

    There is also a US release

    Promotional Material

    In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara s films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer.

    Ferrara plays struggling artist Reno, a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New York living in the late seventies and the No Wave band practising in the apartment below. His grip on reality soon begins to slip and he takes to stalking the streets with his power tool in search of prey...

    One of the most infamous video nasties, in part thanks to its drill-in-head sleeve, The Driller Killer has lost none of its power to unnerve and is presented here fully uncut.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Limited Edition SteelBook featuring original artwork (2500 copies)
  • Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative of the never-before-seen pre-release version and the theatrical cut
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author of Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
  • Brand new interview with Ferrara
  • Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45
  • Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara s feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the UK for the first time ever
  • Trailer
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens
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    5th November

     Shopping: The Neon Demon...

    2016 France / USA / Denmark horror thriller by Nicolas Winding Refn just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
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    Neon Demon DVD Elle FanningThe Neon Demon is a 2016 France / USA / Denmark horror thriller by Nicolas Winding Refn.
    Starring Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody images, necrophilia, sexual assault for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release beyond the Daily Mail trying to kick up a bit of a fuss when the film was being shown at Cannes.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Nicolas Winding Refn co-writes and directs this horror thriller starring Elle Fanning. The film follows 16-year-old aspiring model Jesse (Fanning) as she moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dream. Signed by Jan (Christina Hendricks)'s modelling agency, Jesse quickly finds herself working with some of the city's top designers and photographers. But her innocence and youth make her a target of her fellow models, including Gigi (Bella Heathcote) and Sarah (Abbey Lee), who it seems are willing to go to any lengths to possess Jesse's X factor and to get revenge for the theft of their limelight. The cast also includes Jena Malone, Desmond Harrington, Keanu Reeves and Alessandro Nivola.

     

    4th November

     Shopping: Hostel: Parts I, II and III...

    2005 US torture thriller by Eli Roth, cut by the MPAA for R ratings, just released on UK Blu-ray
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    Hostel Parts III Blu ray RegionHostel: Parts I, II and III is horror set by Eli Roth.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2016 Sony [Hostel Parts I,II,III] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 31st October 2016
    Hostel is a 2005 US torture thriller by Eli Roth.
    With Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson and Eythor Gudjonsson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The Theatrical Version was cut for an MPAA R rating. There are 2 uncut versions, The Director's Cut and Unrated Version which feature different endings.

    All UK releases to date have featured the Unrated Version

    Hostel: Part II is a 2007 US horror by Eli Roth.
    With Lauren German, Heather Matarazzo and Bijou Phillips. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The Theatrical Version was cut for a US R rating. The Director's Cut is uncut.

    All UK releases to date have featured the Director's Cut

    Hostel: Part III is a 2011 USA horror by Scott Spiegel.
    Starring Kip Pardue, Brian Hallisay and John Hensley. BBFC link IMDb
    Never cut by the BBFC or MPAA  

    Promotional Material

    HOSTEL

    Presented by Quentin Tarantino and written and directed by Eli Roth, Hostel is a shocking and relentless film in the tradition of Saw about two American backpackers (Jay Hernandez and Derek Richardson) in Europe who find themselves lured in as victims of a murder-for-profit business.

    HOSTEL PART II:

    Hostel Part II is the shocking and gruesome sequel of the underground torture ring where rich businessmen pay to torture and murder their victims. The second instalment to this terrifying franchise centres around three young American women (Lauren German, Bijou Phillips and Heather Matarazzo) who are studying in Rome. They are lured into a hostel by beautiful young woman who sells them as the next victims of a murder-for-profit business.

    HOSTEL PART III:

    High stakes gambling takes on a sinister new meaning in this third chapter of the terrifying HOSTEL series. While attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas, four friends are enticed by two sexy escorts to join them at a private party way off the Strip. Once there, they are horrified to find themselves the subjects of a perverse game of torture, where members of the Elite Hunting Club are hosting the most sadistic show in town.

    HOSTEL PART II Special Features:

    • Filmmakers' Commentaries
    • Behind The Scenes Featurette
    • Special Effects Featurette (The Art of KNB)
    • Set Design Featurette
    • Blood And Guts Blooper Reel
    • International TV Special
    • "The Treatment" Radio Interview with Eli Roth
    • Deleted Scenes

    HOSTEL PART III Special Features:

    • Commentary with Director Scott Spiegel and Kip Pardue

     

    3rd November

     Shopping: The Church...

    1989 Italy horror by Michele Soavi just released on UK DVD
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    Church Blu ray Hugh QuarshieThe Church (La chiesa) is a 1989 Italy horror by Michele Soavi.
    Starring Hugh Quarshie, Tomas Arana and Feodor Chaliapin Jr. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong gore, violence, sex for:

    US Censorship History
    Uncut and BBFC 18 rated for 1993 VHS and 2016 DVD/Blu-ray. R rated versions are cut in the US but Unrated versions are uncut.

    Shameless comments that this is the 1st ever 2K HD restored, and longest ever version, and now entirely faithful to Soavi's original vision.

    Promotional Material

    There's an ancient evil lurking beneath...THE CHURCH!

    Stunning visuals, creepy atmospheric horror and gasp-inducing shock! From director Michele Soavi (DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE, THE SECT) and writer Dario Argento, comes the first ever UK Blu-ray release of this Italian horror classic. After Teutonic Knights massacre a village of witches in medieval times, the sinister religious order builds a gothic Church on the site of the atrocity. Hundreds of years later, the church's librarian (Tomas Arana) accidentally unleashes whatever darkness was laid in the church's ground that terrible day.

    At the mercy of the waking demons and satanic spirits, the churchgoers who've been trapped inside by the building's ancient mechanisms soon succumb to the evil in an orgy of diabolic-lust and merciless slaughter. With a brooding score from genre cohorts Keith Emerson and Goblin, Soavi ramps the dread up to 666 before building to a blood-curdling finale!

    Shameless is honoured to present its Yell'o® release of the 1st ever 2K HD restored and longest ever version, made from crypt materials and now entirely faithful to Soavi's original vision. How long has it been since your last confession?... Never repent! Just be suave!

     

    2nd November

     Shopping: The Killing Of America...

    1981 USA / Japan crime documentary by Sheldon Renan and Leonard Schrader, previously banned in the US, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
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    Killing America DVD Chuck RileyThe Killing Of America is a 1981 USA / Japan crime documentary by Sheldon Renan and Leonard Schrader (uncredited).
    Starring Chuck Riley, Ed Dorris and Thomas Noguchi. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2016 Severin Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 31st October 2016
    • 2016 Severin Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 31st October 2016
    There is also a US release

    Reviews

    US censorship
    Not formally banned but the film was never released, distributed, televised nor made available for sale in the USA, from when the documentary was produced in 1981, until released on home video by Severin in 2016.

    The film was however released in Japan and the UK where it was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC in 2000.

    Promotional Material

    In 1981, filmmakers Sheldon Renan and Academy Award® nominee Leonard Schrader (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MISHIMA, BLUE COLLAR) created a graphic and provocative examination of America s history with and penchant for senseless violence, mass shootings and cold-blooded murder. It was condemned as exploitive and obscene (The New York Times), acclaimed as among the most controversial documentaries in the history of cinema (Fantasia Festival), and now available for the first time ever on Blu-ray.

    Severin Films now presents this infamous shock doc fully restored, uncut and loaded with exclusive

    Bonus Features. Special Features

    • Audio commentary with director Sheldon Renan
    • The Madness Is Real: Interview with with director Sheldon Renan
    • Cutting The Killing: Interview with with editor Lee Percy
    • Interview with Mondo Movie historian Nick Pinkerton

     

    1st November

     Shopping: Body Double...

    1984 USA mystery thriller by Brian De Palma, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray
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    Body Double Dual Format Blu rayBody Double is a 1984 USA mystery thriller by Brian De Palma.
    Starring Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith and Gregg Henry. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2016 Powerhouse Films/Indicator Limited Edition RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 24th October 2016

    Reviews

    • See review from entertainment-focus.com : " Baffling, frustrating, and getting weirder with each passing scene, De Palma's plot -- for all it's bizarre twists and turns -- surprisingly works like clockwork "
    • See review from telegraph.co.uk : " A complex, provocative suspense thriller that bears comparison with the three immaculate Hitchcock classics -- Vertigo, Psycho and Rear Window "
    UK Censorship History
    Passed 18 uncut for 1984 cinema release but was cut by the BBFC for the follow up 18 rated vHS releases. Later uncut on DVD from 2000. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Brian De Palma, the modern master of suspense, invites you to witness a seduction, a mystery, a murder. Starring Melanie Griffith as porn star Holly Body, this hyper-suspense classic takes the viewer on a roller-coaster ride.

    Jake Scully (Craig Wasson), an unemployed actor, is asked to house-sit at a luxurious hillside apartment. As a bonus, the home offers Jake a telescopic peek into the bedroom of Gloria Revelle (Deborah Shelton), who performs an arousing striptease. When Jake discovers another man is also spying on Gloria, he begins an obsessive surveillance of her. Soon a grisly murder leads him into the world of X-rated film where he meets sexy porn queen Holly Body (Melanie Griffith), who is a key to the crime…

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION EXTRAS:

    • Pure Cinema (38 mins): extensive interview with first assistant director Joe Napolitano
    • The Seduction (17 mins): De Palma discusses the early treatment of the script
    • The Setup (17 mins): an examination of the plot
    • The Mystery (12 mins): Melanie Griffith discusses her nude scenes and De Palma's shyness
    • The Controversy (6 mins): the cast and crew discuss the film's critical slating
    • Isolated score track
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Booklet with new and archival contents
    • Dual format edition