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27th July

 Shopping: Killer Thrillers Collection...

All 3 films once cut by the BBFC, just released on US DVD and Blu-ray
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Killer Thrillers Collection Blu ray Carroll Killer Thrillers Collection consists of:
  • Baba Yaga (1973)
  • Night Train Murders
  • Strip Nude for your Killer

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2016 Blue Underground Killer Thrillers Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th July 2016
There are no censorship issues with this release

Baba Yaga is a 1973 Italy Giiallo by Corrado Farina.
With Carroll Baker, George Eastman and Isabelle De Funès. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for cinema by the BBFC and by the MPAA. The Director restored cut footage for 2008 DVD.

Unconfirmed but Blue Underground seem to be going with the cut 'original version', with the deleted and cut material includes as extras.

Night Train Murders is a 1975 Italian horror by Aldo Lado.
With Flavio Bucci, Macha Méril and Gianfranco De Grassi.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned for 2008 DVD. Uncut and R rated in the US.
Strip Nude for your Killer is a 1975 Italy mystery thriller by Andrea Bianchi.
Starring Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo and Femi Benussi. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1979 cinema release. Later uncut and 18 rated on 2008 DVD. Unuct and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Promotional Material

BABA YAGA: Legendary sex symbol Carroll Baker stars as a mysterious sorceress with an undying hunger for sensual ecstasy and unspeakable torture. But when she casts a spell over a beautiful young fashion photographer (the gorgeous Isabelle De Funes ), Milan's most luscious models are sucked into a nightmare world of lesbian seduction and shocking sadism. Are these carnal crimes the result of one woman's forbidden fantasies or is this the depraved curse of the devil witch known as BABA YAGA?

EXTRAS: * 'Farina & Valentina' - Interview with Co-Writer/Director Corrado Farina * 'Freud in Color' - Guido Crepax Documentary * Deleted and Censored Scenes * Theatrical Trailer * Poster & Still Gallery * Comic Book-to-Film Comparison

NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS: It was released as SECOND HOUSE ON THE LEFT, NEW HOUSE ON THE LEFT, and TORTURE TRAIN. The ads screamed, 'Most movies last less than two hours! This is one of everlasting torment!' It remains one of the most graphically fiendish films in exploitation history, the story of two teenage girls traveling through Europe, forced into a nightmare of sexual assault and sadistic violence.

EXTRAS: * 'Riding the Night Train' - Interview with Co-Writer/Director Aldo Lado * U.S. Trailer * International Trailer * Radio Spots * Poster & Still Gallery

STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER: The stunning Edwige Fenech stars in this infamous shocker that packs more grisly violence and sexual depravity into each frame than most any other film in the entire giallo genre. There's succulent flesh aplenty as a mysterious killer dressed in black leather and wearing a motorcycle helmet begins butchering beautiful young fashion models with no mercy and one deranged request: STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER!

EXTRAS: * 'Strip Nude For Your Giallo' - Interviews with Actress Solvi Stubing and Co-Writer Massimo Felisatti * International Trailer * Italian Trailer * Poster & Still Gallery

 

26th July

 Shopping: The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast...

1963 US horror by Herschell Gordon Lewis set for UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 24th October 2016
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Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Blu ray The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast is collection of films by Herschell Gordon Lewis consisting of:
  • Blood Feast
  • Scum of the Earth
  • Two Thousand Maniacs!
  • Moonshine Mountain
  • Color Me Blood Red
  • Something Weird
  • The Gruesome Twosome
  • A Taste of Blood
  • She-Devils on Wheels
  • Just for the Hell of It
  • How to Make a Doll
  • The Wizard of Gore
  • The Gore Gore Girls
  • This Stuff'll Kill Ya!

UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

  • 2016 Arrow The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 24th October 2016
Blood Feast is a 1963 US horror by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
With William Kerwin, Mal Arnold and Connie Mason. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC for 2001 DVD and uncut for 2005 DVD. Uncut and unrated in the US

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Blood Feast

Promotional Material

In 1963, director Herschell Gordon Lewis pulled a cow s tongue out of an actress mouth on camera, and in doing so, changed the landscape of horror cinema forever. That sequence was just one of numerous gruesome gags featured in Blood Feast, the film credited as being the world s first gore movie. It s no exaggeration to say that the modern gross-out movies of today owe their very existence to the pioneering efforts of H.G. Lewis.

But whilst Lewis is most widely celebrated for his blood-and-guts epics (Two Thousand Maniacs!, The Wizard of Gore et al.), there s more to the prolific director than splatter. From tales of sordid photographers (Scum of the Earth) to sex robots (How to Make a Doll), from biker girl-gangs (She-Devils on Wheels) to youths-run-amok (Just for the Hell of It), and from psychic witches (Something Weird) to hard liquor-loving hillbillies (Moonshine Mountain), the filmography of H.G. Lewis reads like a veritable wish-list of exploitation movie madness.

Now, for the first time ever, Arrow Video is proud to present fourteen of the Godfather of Gore s most essential films (including nine Blu-ray world debuts), collected together at last and packed full of eye-popping bonus content. So put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of good ol moonshine, and prepare yourself for a feast H.G. Lewis style!

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Fourteen of the Godfather of Gore s finest attractions, newly restored from original and best surviving vault materials: Blood Feast, Scum of the Earth, Two Thousand Maniacs!, Moonshine Mountain, Color Me Blood Red, Something Weird, The Gruesome Twosome, A Taste of Blood, She-Devils on Wheels, Just for the Hell of It, How to Make a Doll, The Wizard of Gore, The Gore Gore Girls, This Stuff ll Kill Ya!
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the features and extras on 7 Blu-ray and 7 DVD discs
  • Brand new introductions to the films by Lewis
  • Hours of extras including newly-produced interviews and featurettes, commentaries, short films and much more
  • Additional 2 bonus Blu-rays featuring 1.33:1 versions of Blood Feast, Scum of the Earth, Color Me Blood Red, A Taste of Blood and The Wizard of Gore [limited editions exclusive]
  • Additional bonus DVD: Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore documentary [limited editions exclusive]
  • 28-page H.G. Lewis annual stuffed full with Lewis-themed activities plus archive promotional material [limited editions exclusive]
  • Newly illustrated packaging by The Twins of Evil [Feast edition exclusive]
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    23rd July

     Shopping: Bad Moon...

    1996 USA horror by Eric Red, cut for an R rating, just released on US Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Bad Moon Blu ray Mariel Hemingway Bad Moon is a 1996 USA horror by Eric Red.
    Starring Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré and Mason Gamble. Youtube link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th July 2016

    Reviews

    US Censorship History
    Cut in the US to achieve an R rating. In the UK the same cut version was rated 18 for 1997 VHS.

    The movie was originally given an NC-17, mostly for the opening sex scene and for violent content. A few seconds of sex and gore were cut from the opening scene and the movie was given an R rating.

    Summary Notes

    One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the last hope for his family's survival... and the end to his Werewolf curse.

     

    22nd July

     Shopping: Cocoon...

    1985 USA Sci-Fi film by Ron Howard just released uncut on UK Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Cocoon 30th Anniversary Special Blu ray Cocoon is a 1985 USA Sci-Fi film by Ron Howard.
    Starring Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley and Hume Cronyn. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2016 Eureka Entertainment Ltd RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th July 2016
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were required for PG rated versions. The BBFC category cut was a sound cut to remove the word 'fucking'.

    Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.

    The UK Blu-ray releases are 12 rated but this seems likely to be due to a 12 rated commentary track. The 2014 Blu-ray and 2016 Eureka Blu-rays are uncut according to both reviewers and Eureka Entertainment, so perhaps the BBFC details of this version will turn up later.

    Promotional Material

    Beyond the innocence of youth and the wisdom of age lies the wonder of... COCOON

    Director Ron Howard followed up the huge success of Splash with this light-hearted science-fiction tale about a group of elderly friends who find their youth returning after encountering a benevolent Alien species living next door to their retirement home.

    Bucking the trend of extravagant special effects targeted at a teenage audience, Cocoon with its senior cast and more personal focus was a huge success, picking up two Academy Awards (Best Supporting Actor & Best Visual Effects), and remains one of the most memorable and heart-warming films of the Eighties. Eureka Entertainment are proud to present Cocoon in this Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition Blu-ray.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • New high definition transfer of the film
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Feature-length audio commentary with Director Ron Howard
    • Five featurettes: Behind the scenes, Ron Howard profile, Underwater training, Actors, Creating Antareans
    • Three TV spots
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Teaser trailer
    • Cocoon: The Return theatrical trailer
    • Collectors booklet featuring a new article on the film by critic James Oliver, and archival imagery

     

    21st July

     Shopping: Empresses in the Palace...

    2012 China historical TV series by Hao Ning, cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty, set for UK DVD release on 15th August 2016
    Link Here
    Empresses Palace DVD Sun Li Zhen Huan Zhuan is a 2012 China historical TV series by Hao Ning.
    Starring Li Sun, Jianbin Chen and Qian Sun. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 for moderate violence, suicide scenes, sex references, miscarriage references after 2s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

    • 2016 Simply Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 15th August 2016
    The BBFC commented:
    • Cuts required to remove animal cruelty (two live pigeons impaled on an arrow).

    Promotional Material

    Grand story of the inner workings of the harem of classic China.

     

    21st July

     Shopping: William Castle Double Feature: Homicidal and Mr. Sardonicus...

    1961 USA horror mystery thriller by William Castle, both once censored by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
    Link Here
    William Castle Double Feature Sardonicus William Castle Double Feature consists of:
    • Homicidal
    • Mr. Sardonicuss.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Mill Creek Double Feature [Homicidal + Mr Sardonicus] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th July 2016
    Homicidal is a 1961 USA horror mystery thriller by William Castle.
    Starring Joan Marshall, Glenn Corbett and Patricia Breslin. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1961 cinema release. Uncut and 12 rated on VHS and DVD.
    Sardonicus is a 1961 USA horror mystery drama by William Castle.
    With Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton and Guy Rolfe. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Briefly banned by the BBFC for 1961 cinema release before being cut and X rated. Uncut and 12 rated on VHS and DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Two Films from the Master of Fright!

    Homicidal (1961) B&W 88 minutes Not Rated Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce, Richard Rust, James Westerfield

    In the small town of Solvang, there's a killer on the loose and the nurse taking care of a wheelchair bound stroke victim has a bedside manner is to die for. As the truth is uncovered, a town's most chilling mystery will be revealed... and a family's darkest secret.

    Mr. Sardonicus (1961) B&W 90 minutes Not Rated Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe, Oskar Homolka, Vladimir Sokoloff, Erika Peters

    Desperate to retrieve a winning lottery ticket, a greedy man unearths his father's corpse. An enormous jackpot is his reward, but not without a price: his face is frozen permanently into a hideous grin. He enlists his one-eyed servant to help him lift the curse.

     

    20th July

      Taboo words...

    Suicide Squad gets a BBFC 15 rating in the UK, a higher rating than most countries
    Link Here
    Poster Suicide Squad 2016 David Ayer Suicide Squad is a 2016 USA action crime fantasy by David Ayer.
    Starring Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Will Smith. BBFC link IMDb

    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.

    Even the word 'suicide' is a bit much for our film censors. Having a belief that viewers are affected by the films they see, then 'suicide' in films appealing to children, conjures up the need to be ultra sensitive and cautious. It's probably not possible to edit it out of the title, so perhaps it was always inevitable that the film would be at least 15 rated in the UK.

    And indeed that is the case, the BBFC have passed Suicide Squad as 15 uncut for sustained threat, moderate violence for 2016 cinema release in 2D and 3D versions.

    The US MPAA had previously rated the film PG-13 for s equences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language.

    And the world censors seem to have mostly sided with the American film censor. Australia (M=PG-15), Netherlands (12), Norway (12) , Singapore (PG-13) and Ireland (15A) all being lower than the UK. Russia opted for a higher 16 rating though.

     

    20th July

     Shopping: Star Trek 2 - The Wrath Of Khan...

    1982 US Sci-Fi film by Nicholas Meyer, once cut for a PG, just released on UK Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Star Trek Wrath Directors Blu ray July Star Trek II is a 1982 US Sci-Fi film by Nicholas Meyer.
    With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate horror and threat for:

    • 2016 Paramount Steelbook RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th July 2016
    • 2016 Paramount RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th July 2016
    UK Censorship History
    The Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC by 6s in 1982 and 1987. The Director's Cut was rated 15, later reduced to 12.

    Promotional Material

    To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first broadcast of a Star Trek episode in 1966, this Steelbook features art based on the original theatrical poster, plus commemorative 50th Anniverary logo. One of the most celebrated and essential chapters in Star Trek lore, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is now presented in this spectacular Director’s Cut from legendary filmmaker Nicholas Meyer. On routine training maneuvers, Admiral James T. Kirk seems resigned that this may be the last space mission of his career. But Khan is back, with a vengeance. Aided by his exiled band of genetic supermen, Khan (Ricardo Montalban)–brilliant renegade of 20th century Earth–has raided Space Station Regula One, stolen a top secret device called Project Genesis, wrested control of another Federation starship, and now schemes to set a most deadly trap for his old enemy Kirk...with the threat of a universal Armageddon!

     

    19th July

     Shopping: Highlander...

    1986 UK action fantasy adventure by Russell Mulcahy just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Highlander Blu ray Christopher Lambert Highlander is a 1986 UK action fantasy adventure by Russell Mulcahy.
    Starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The European Version was previously passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2016 Studiocanal 30th Anniversary Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th July 2016
    • 2016 Studiocanal 30th Anniversary Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th July 2016
    Versions
    Exists in various shortened versions but the European Version and Director's Cut are equivalent and uncut.

    Promotional Material

    Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery star in 1986 cult classic HIGHLANDER, stunningly restored to celebrate the films 30th anniversary.

    He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York city in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.

    After surviving a wound that should have killed him during a clan battle in the Scottish Highlands in 1536, Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) is banished from his village. Years later, he is met by Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez (Sean Connery), a swordsman who teaches MacLeod the truth about himself; he is immortal, one of a race of many who can only die when the head is cut from the body. He must fight his way through the centuries until the time of the gathering, when the few immortals who have survived the ages will come together to fight until only one remains. In New York City the final fight is about to begin, and in the end there can be only one

    BD (on one disc)
    New interview with Russell Mulcahy
    New interview with Christopher Lambert
    ‘ Making of’ documentary in 4 parts
    Deleted scenes
    Audio commentary with Russell Mulcahy
    HD trailer

     

    18th July

     Shopping: Jaws: The Revenge...

    1987 USA horror by Joseph Sargent, once cut for PG, just released on UK Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Jaws Revenge Blu ray Lorraine Gary Jaws: The Revenge is a 1987 USA horror by Joseph Sargent.
    Starring Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest and Mario Van Peebles. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

    • 2016 Universal Pictures RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th July 2016
    Cuts and Versions
    BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated 1987 cinema release. Passed 15 uncut for 1989 VHS, and later 12 uncut for 2000 DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US. There is also an Extended Version released in the US and an alternative ending.

    Promotional Material

    Ellen Brody (Lorraine Gary) takes her family to the Bahamas after one of her sons is killed by a Great White shark. The fearsome beast tracks them down, however, as it pursues what appears to be a personal vendetta against them. Michael Caine plays the renegade pilot who helps the family ward off the aquatic menace.

     

    17th July

     Shopping: Jaws 3...

    1983 USA horror by Joe Alves, once cut by the BBFC for a PG, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Jaws 3 Blu ray Dennis Quaid Jaws III is a 1983 USA horror by Joe Alves.
    Starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong and Simon MacCorkindale. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for occasional gory images, moderate threat, infrequent moderate language for:

    • 2016 Universal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th July 2016
    UK Censorship
    BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated 1983 cinema release. Passed 15 uncut for 1987 VHS, and later 12 uncut for 2000 DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Jaws 3

    Promotional Material

    The star-studded opening of a new underwater theme park is disrupted when a baby shark strays into the complex and dies. Its 35-foot mother seeks revenge for the death of her offspring, laying waste to the marine world and its inhabitants in the process. This third instalment of the 'Jaws' franchise was originally released in 3-D.

     

    16th July

     Shopping: The Burning...

    1981 US/Canada video nasty by Tony Maylam set for UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo Steelbook release on 10th October 2016
    Link Here
    Burning Dual Format Blu ray DVD SteelBook The Burning is a 1981 US/Canada slasher by Tony Maylam
    With Brian Matthews and Leah Ayres. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2016 Arrow Steelbook RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 10th October 2016
    Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1981 cinema release. Released uncut on pre-cert video but this then got banned as a video nasty. BBFC required further cuts for 18 rated 1992 VHS. Later uncut for DVD and Blu-ray. In the US the Unrated Version is uncut but the R rated version is cut.

    Cutting Edge Quick Trims logo

    cutting edge the burning

    See Quick Trims 17: The Burning on YouTube.
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    Promotional Material

    GATHER AROUND THE CAMPFIRE TO DIE!

    Of all the many slice-and-dice films that emerged in the early 80s, few remain as gruesomely effective as The Burning the notorious video nasty now finally unleashed on Blu-ray!

    When an ill-advised prank misfires, summer camp caretaker Cropsy is committed to hospital with severe burns. Released after five years, hospital officials warn him not to blame the young campers who caused his hideous disfigurement. But no sooner is Cropsy back on the streets than he s headed back to camp with a rusty pair of shears in hand, determined to exact his bloody revenge...

    With standout gore effects courtesy of FX legend Tom Savini, The Burning proved too shocking for UK censors upon its original video release. Now, fully uncut and in High Definition, The Burning is ready to reclaim its place as the ultimate summer camp nightmare.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Limited Edition SteelBook packaging (4000 copies)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Tony Maylam and critic Alan Jones
  • Audio commentary with stars Shelley Bruce and Bonnie Deroski
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Blood n Fire Memories a detailed look at the creation of the film's make-up effects with special effects artist Tom Savini
  • Slash & Cut an interview with editor Jack Sholder
  • Cropsy Speaks an interview with actor Lou David
  • Summer Camp Nightmare an interview with actress Leah Ayres
  • Brand new interview with composer Rick Wakeman
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Make-Up Effects Still Gallery
  • Poster & Still Gallery

    First pressing only: Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Justin Kerswell

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    16th July

     Shopping: Invasion U.S.A...

    1985 USA action thriller by Joseph Zito, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Invasion U S Blu ray Chuck Norris Invasion USA is a 1985 USA action thriller by Joseph Zito.
    Starring Chuck Norris, Richard Lynch and Melissa Prophet. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2016 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th July 2016

    UK Censorship History

    Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1985 cinema release and 1986 VHS. Uncut on DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Invasion USA

    Promotional Material

    When America faces invasion for the first time in history, it's up to one-man army Matt Hunter (action superstar Chuck Norris) to wage war upon the enemies of freedom. On suburban streets, in shopping malls, and even in churches, the firepower explodes in megaton fury... and death-defying stunts escalate into a heart-stopping climax when Hunter, America's doomsday weapon, launches his final plan.

     

    15th July

     Shopping: Crimes Of Passion...

    1984 USA romance by Ken Russell with the Director's Cut just released for the 1st time on UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo
    Link Here
    Crimes Passion Dual Format Blu ray Crimes of Passion is a 1984 USA romance by Ken Russell.
    Starring Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins and Bruce Davison. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, very strong language for:

    • 2016 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 11th July 2016

    Reviews

    Censorship History

    In the US the film was heavily cut for an R rating. However the uncut version is available as the Unrated Director's Cut. The European Version contains all the sex and violence uncut but was shortened in uncontroversial plot scenes for reasons of pace. The BBFC cut this European Version for 1985 18 rated cinema release and 1986 VHS. The BBFC cuts were restored for the European Version when released on DVD in 2004. The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for 2016 Blu-ray and DVD.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Crimes of Passion

    Promotional Material
    In the early eighties British enfant terrible Ken Russell travelled to America and placed his unorthodox imprint on a pair of US movies. The first was the Altered States, so out-there its screenwriter disowned it. The second was the equally crazy Crimes of Passion, starring Kathleen Turner (Body Heat, Serial Mom) at the height of her powers.  

    Fashion designer Joanna Crane (Turner) leads a double life. By night she is China Blue, a prostitute who s attracted the unwanted attention of two men. One is a sexually frustrated private detective hired by her employees. The other is psychopathic priest (played by Norman Bates himself, Anthony Perkins) in possession of a murderous sex toy.

    With its outré screenplay by Barry Sandler and over the top score by Rick Wakeman, Crimes of Passion may just be the most outrageous Ken Russell film ever made and that s quite some feat!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from original film materials
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the director s cut and unrated versions of the film
  • Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Ken Russell and producer-screenwriter Barry Sandler
  • Seven deleted/extended scenes with optional commentary by Sandler
  • Brand-new interview with Sandler recorded especially for this release
  • Home movie footage of Ken Russell visiting Florida for a retrospective screening of Crimes of Passion at the 2009 Florida Film Festival
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil
  • Illustrated booklet containing new writing by Ken Russell s biographer, Paul Sutton, correspondence between Russell and Kathleen Turner, and an on-set interview with Russell
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    14th July

     Shopping: Cat In The Brain...

    1990 Italy horror by Lucio Fulci, once banned by the BBFC, just released on US DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Cat Brain Lucio Fulci June A Cat in the Brain is a 1990 Italy horror by Lucio Fulci.
    With Lucio Fulci, David L Thompson and Malisa Longo. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 Grindhouse Releasing (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th July 2016

    UK Censorship History

    Banned by the BBFC for 1999 VHS. Passed 18 uncut for the 2001 DVD. Uncut in the US

    Promotional Material

    The most VIOLENT movie ever made! Starring Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci

    Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of ZOMBIE and THE BEYOND , stars in this blood-soaked epic as a director being driven insane by his own movies. Fulci is thrust into an ultra-violent nightmare of death and depravity where murder and madness consume his sanity in a vortex of violence.
    CAT IN THE BRAIN is a psychological masterpiece in the tradition of such cinematic classics as PSYCHO, STRAIT-JACKET, ERASERHEAD and Fellini's 8 1/2.

    Special Features:
    • Hi-definition digital restoration of the original UNCENSORED DIRECTOR'S CUT
    • Presented with English and original Italian language soundtracks
    • In-depth interviews with director Lucio Fulci and star Brett Halsey
    • New interviews with composer Fabio Frizzi, screenwriter Antonio Tentori, cinematographer Sandro Grossi and poster artist Enzo Sciotti
    • Lucio Fulci's heroic appearance at the 1996 NYC Fangoria Weekend of Horrors
    • Original Italian theatrical trailer & gallery of stills and poster art
    • Liner notes by Antonella Fulci, David J. Schow, Eli Roth and Martin Beine
    • BONUS CD - the original soundtrack by Fabio Frizzi!
    • Chilling GLOW-IN-THE-DARK slip cover - limited to first 3000 copies
    • Mini portrait of Lucio Fulci - suitable for framing - limited to first 3000 copies
    • PLUS OTHER SURPRISES

     

    14th July

     Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 54...

    Link Here
    spoilers BBFC Chief Executive David Austin talks about avoiding spoilers in the BBFCinsight on the black card at the start of a film

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

    13th July

     Shopping: Death Wish II...

    1982 USA action crime thriller by Michael Winner, still cut in the UK, set for uncut US Blu-ray release on 26th July 2016
    Link Here
    Death Wish II Special Blu ray Death Wish II is a 1982 USA action crime thriller by Michael Winner.
    Starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Vincent Gardenia. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated/R rated for:

    • 2016 Shout! Factory [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th July 2016
    Censorship History

    Similarly and extensively cut by both the BBFC and for an MPAA R rating. There is an uncut US Unrated version. Generally uncut in Europe.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Death Wish II

    Promotional Material

    Bronson’s Loose Again!

    Paul Kersey is not your ordinary victim: He fights back: with a vengeance! Legendary tough guy Charles Bronson resumes his trademark role as the hard-as-nails urban avenger in DEATH WISH II.

    With the murder of his wife and the revenge against her killers now behind him, Kersey begins a new life in LA. But tragedy is never far from his door, and when a group of local hoods viciously assault his daughter, they unleash a wrath unlike anything the city has ever seen. Kersey has the face of each of them branded in his memory, and he will not rest until he tracks every one of them down... and puts them all in the ground! This hard-hitting, action-packed sequel also stars Jill Ireland (Breakheart Pass), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) and Vincent Gardenia reprises his role as Detective Frank Ochoa. The film features a rocking score by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.

    Includes both the theatrical cut and the unrated cut of the film!

     

    13th July

     Shopping: Top Sensation...

    1969 Italy drama by Ottavio Alessi, once banned by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Top Sensation DVD Rosalba Neri Top Sensation is a 1969 Italy drama by Ottavio Alessi.
    Starring Rosalba Neri, Edwige Fenech and Eva Thulin. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Banned by the BBFC for 1970 cinema release. passed 18 uncut for 2016 DVD. Uncut and X rated in the US but later cut for an MPAA R rating. There is also a German version and mentions of additional footage shot in 1970.

    Promotional Material

    Erotic Italian thriller directed and co-written by Ottavio Alessi. Mudy (Maud De Belleroche)'s son Tony (Ruggero Miti) has lived his life with a mental illness that has left him devoid of a physical relationship. When Mudy decides to help Tony lose his virginity by taking him on a cruise with sexually experimental couple Aldo and Paula (Maurizio Bonuglia and Rosalba Neri), their personal plaything Ulla (Edwige Fenech) is put to good use helping out their guest.

     

    9th July

     Shopping: Sahara...

    1983 UK / USA adventure drama by Andrew V McLaglen set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 25th July 2016 with BBFC cuts for horse falls
    Link Here
    Sahara Blu ray Brooke Shields Sahara is a 1983 UK / USA adventure drama by Andrew V McLaglen.
    Starring Brooke Shields, Lambert Wilson and Horst Buchholz. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 for moderate threat, violence after 4s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

    The BBFC commented:
    • Cut required to remove cruel and dangerous horse falls (horses being tripped and falling forwards) in accordance with BBFC policy.

    Previous Cuts History

    Unspecified cut were made by the BBFC for PG rated 1983 cinema release and 1986 VHS. Cut for horse falls for 12 rated DVD/Blu-ray in 2016.

    Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    "Set in 1927 and starring the international sex symbol Brooke Shields (THE BLUE LAGOON), SAHARA has gained a cult audience who appreciate its jetsetting locales and bizarre story of a woman disguising herself as a man to compete in a hair raising car racing contest. With more peddle to the metal, edge of the seat madness than anyone could possibly ask for, SAHARA is finally back -in glorious HD- for a brand new audience to cheer to the finish line."

     

    9th July

     Shopping: Zoolander 2...

    2016 USA comedy by Ben Stiller just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Zoolander 2 DVD Ben Stiller Zoolander 2 is a 2016 USA comedy by Ben Stiller.
    Starring Olivia Munn, Benedict Cumberbatch and Kristen Wiig. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: T he Magnum Edition was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, sex references, infrequent strong language for:

    • 2016 Universal [Zoolander 2] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th July 2016
    • 2016 Universal [Zoolander 2] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th July 2016
    • 2016 Universal [Zoolander 1+2] UK RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th July 2016
    Versions
    The film exists as a PG-13 rated Theatrical Version and an Unrated Extended Version known as the Magnum Edition released on home video. Both are 12/12A rated in the UK

    Summary Notes

    Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.

     

    8th July

     Shopping: The Wicked Lady...

    1983 UK adventure drama by Michael Winner just released on UK DVD
    Link Here
    Wicked Lady DVD Faye Dunaway The Wicked Lady is a 1983 UK adventure drama by Michael Winner.
    Starring Faye Dunaway, Alan Bates and John Gielgud. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2016 Second Sight R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th July 2016

    Reviews

    • See review from flickeringmyth.com : " As far as entertainment goes The Wicked Lady is fun in the same way that many of the films that emerged from Cannon Films around that time were fun but that didn't necessarily mean they were any good "
    UK Censorship History
    Uncut for 18 rated 1983 cinema release but later cut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS. Cuts were waived for 18 rated 2016 home video.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Wicked Lady

    Promotional Material

    Despite her wealth and position married to Sir Ralph Skelton, Lady Barbara finds life very dull and is desperate for excitement and danger. She finds all she needs in the arms of infamous highwayman Jerry Jackson and slips away from the house each evening to join him in his life of crime. But how long before her perilous nighttime escapades are found out?

    Bonus Features:

    English subtitles for the Hard of Hearing

     

    7th July

      Revenge via a nasty suffocation with red tape?...

    Horror Channel edit of I Spit on Your Grave 2 submitted to the BBFC and passed 18 uncut
    Link Here

    Spit Your Grave DVD Earlier this year in May, Ofcom announced that it was investigating a complaint about a broadcast of the remake of I Spit on Your Grave on the Horror Channel in March. The sequel to the remake I Spit on Your Grave 2 was being shown at the same time and it was noted that maybe this could be involved in the complaint too.

    schnittberichte.com also pointed out that a January showing of I Spit on Your Grave wasn't actually a BBFC approved version. The website concludes that the Horror Channel did its own edit, which although cut, was stronger than the BBFC version.

    Surely this complaint, and the possibility of interim versions, is behind this week's BBFC new classification of I Spit on Your Grave 2, submitted by AMC Networks International, owners of Horror Channel.

    The BBFC passed this latest version as 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and sexual violence. The BBFC noted it as a pre-cut version. Assuming a PAL speed up, the running time is about half way between the uncut version and the cut UK version ( which is also the cut US Rated version). If the pal speed up theory is not correct, then the new cut was 3 minutes shorter than the cut UK version.

    So perhaps the Horror Channel did indeed find an alternative version, and now in the light of investigation by the TV censor, has submitted that version to the BBFC for their opinion. Hopefully the BBFC passing this version uncut will help their case.

    I wonder how much money been wasted by Horror Chanel execs, lawyers, Ofcom and now the BBFC, pursuing what was probably a single complaint on grounds of morality.

     

    7th July

     Shopping: Grimsby...

    2016 UK action comedy by Louis Leterrier just released on cut UK DVD and Blu-ray, with material cut for 15 featuring as 18 rated extras on the Blu-ray only
    Link Here
    Grimsby Blu ray Sacha Baron Cohen Grimsby is a 2016 UK action comedy by Louis Leterrier.
    Starring Penélope Cruz, Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The cinema version was passed 15 for strong sex references, violence, drug use, strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:

    • 2016 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th July 2016
    • 2016 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th July 2016

    There is also a US release

    Censorship History

    BBFC category cuts advised for a 15 rated 2016 cinema release. Also cut in the US for an R rating.

    It seems that the scenes removed for a BBFC 15 rating have been included as Blu-ray extras. These extras are 18 rated and so the entire Blu-ray is noted as 18 rated. The DVD does not include these deleted scenes and so is 15 rated as per the main feature.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Grimsby

    Summary Notes

    MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's an English football supporter (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.

     

    6th July

     Shopping: Leaving Las Vegas...

    1995 USA romance by Mike Figgis, once cut for a US R rating, just released on UK Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Leaving Vegas Blu ray Nicolas Cage Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 USA romance by Mike Figgis.
    Starring Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue and Julian Sands. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for strong sex and sexual violence for:

    • 2016 Studiocanal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th July 2016
    US Censorship History
    Cut for a US R rating, but the Uncut Unrated version was distributed elsewhere.

    Promotional Material

    Far beyond the blinding neon and deluded escapism of Nevada’s favourite city, two disenfranchised souls are about to find solace in each other’s anguish and anger. Ben is a full time alcoholic on a relentless pursuit to drink himself to death, Sera is a world weary hooker drained and scarred from the brutality of a dead end, downtown existence. Together they will form an unlikely, compassionate bond of unconditional acceptance amidst the cruel and gritty world of their chaotic and self-destructive lives.

    Directed by Mike Figgis (Internal Affairs, Timecode)and based on the poignant cult novel by John O’Brien, Leaving Las Vegas is an emotionally demanding and truly extraordinary film. Starring Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue in career defining roles.

     

    5th July

     Offsite Article: Right Charlies at the BBFC...

    Link Here
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret October The latest BBFC case study explains how the censors ludicrously ended up cutting sausages when used as chain sticks in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

    4th July

      Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2...

    The BBFC provides a few more details about the cuts, notably the downgrading of a 'head butt' to a 'belly shove'
    Link Here
    Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is a 2015 USA action comedy by Andy Fickman.
    Starring Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez and Eduardo Verástegui. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    In this sequel, in which Kevin James reprises the role of Paul Blart, the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist - and it's up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.

    BBFC category cuts were made to obtain PG rated 2015 cinema and home video releases. Uncut and PG rated in the US.

    The BBFC has published a few extra details about the cut sin its 2015 Annual Report:

    One fight sequence featured glamorised the brandishing and twirling of knives, and another scene showed a head-butt delivered by the central character. These moments exceed the allowances of the Guidelines at PG and the distributor chose to remove the display of weapons, and to manipulate the head-butt so it looks as if the blow being delivered is a comic belly shove . With these cuts made, the BBFC was able to classify the film PG for moderate comic violence. Real-life violenc

     

    2nd July

      Goosebumps...

    A little more detail about the 2015 cuts for a PG
    Link Here
    Goosebumps DVD Jack Black Goosebumps is a 2015 USA comedy horror adventure by Rob Letterman.
    Starring Jack Black, Halston Sage and Odeya Rush. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
    Category cuts were made for a UK PG rated release. Also cut in the US for an MPAA PG rating.

    The BBFC's Annual Report for 2015 has added a little more detail about the cuts made for PG:

    One scene involving a levitating poodle that suddenly turns vicious was slightly too scary for PG. In the scene in question, the creature's face contorts in a demonic snarl, its eyes turn red and it foams at the mouth, making it appear more horrific than the funnier, sillier monsters that appear elsewhere in the film. Because the film was shown to the BBFC for advice, ahead of its formal submission, it was possible for reductions to be made to this sequence before the film was completed.

     

    30th June

     Shopping: The Suckling...

    BBFC confirms waived cuts to 1990 USA horror by Francis Teri recently released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Sewage Baby aka Suckling Blu ray Sewage Baby (aka The Suckling) is a 1990 USA horror by Francis Teri.
    Starring Frank Rivera, Marie Michaels and Gerald Preger. BBFC link IMDb

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

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History

    Cut by the BBFC for 1993 18 rated VHS.

    The cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray in 2016.

    Summary Notes

    Looking for advice about an unexpected pregnancy, an innocent teenage couple wind up in a New York brothel. They accidentally set off a bizarre series of events that they ll never forget... if they live to tell about it. Everyone in the brothel is in the wrong place at the wrong time, especially when the Sewage Baby becomes an unwanted customer. The unconsenting girl is drugged, her baby aborted and the fetus is flushed down the toilet. The baby, exposed to toxic waste, regenerates and transforms into a very vengeful mutant. Using its umbilical cord as a deadly tentacle and its razor-sharp arms as claw-like weapons, the mutant begins to wreak absolute chaos.

    Extras:

    • Interview with Producer
    • Trailer

     

    29th June

     Shopping: Cocoon...

    1985 USA Sci-Fi film by Ron Howard set for UK Blu-ray release on 18th July 2016, probably in its cut PG version
    Link Here
    Cocoon 30th Anniversary Special Blu ray Cocoon is a 1985 USA Sci-Fi film by Ron Howard.
    Starring Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley and Hume Cronyn. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2016 Eureka Entertainment Ltd RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th July 2016
    UK Censorship History

    BBFC category cuts were required for PG rated versions. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.

    The BBFC category cut was a sound cut to remove the word 'fucking'.

    The advance publicity has the film 12 rated but this seems likely to be due to a 12 rated commentary track. In the absence of a new BBFC rating, it seems likely that this release will be the cut PG version.

    Promotional Material

    Beyond the innocence of youth and the wisdom of age lies the wonder of... COCOON

    Director Ron Howard followed up the huge success of Splash with this light-hearted science-fiction tale about a group of elderly friends who find their youth returning after encountering a benevolent Alien species living next door to their retirement home.

    Bucking the trend of extravagant special effects targeted at a teenage audience, Cocoon with its senior cast and more personal focus was a huge success, picking up two Academy Awards (Best Supporting Actor & Best Visual Effects), and remains one of the most memorable and heart-warming films of the Eighties. Eureka Entertainment are proud to present Cocoon in this Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition Blu-ray.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • New high definition transfer of the film
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Feature-length audio commentary with Director Ron Howard
    • Five featurettes: Behind the scenes, Ron Howard profile, Underwater training, Actors, Creating Antareans
    • Three TV spots
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Teaser trailer
    • Cocoon: The Return theatrical trailer
    • Collectors booklet featuring a new article on the film by critic James Oliver, and archival imagery

     

    29th June

     Shopping: Ghosts...

    2013 UK horror by Steven M Smith, Zane Casablanca just released on UK DVD
    Link Here
    Ghosts DVD Jon Paul Gates Ghosts (aka Haunted) is a 2013 UK horror by Steven M Smith, Zane Casablanca...
    Starring Jon-Paul Gates, Vivien Creegor and Freddie Fuller. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, threat for:

    Versions
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.

    This release seems to feature the shorter Theatrical Version.

    Promotional Material

    Six contestants win a competition to appear on a LIVE reality TV show at a secret location in rural England. The next ten hours will be spent on a paranormal investigation with a TV crew, searching for the truth behind ghost stories that haunt an old railway station museum. But something evil awaits them and soon they'll discover that they are not alone.

     

    29th June

     Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 53: Macbeth (1971)...

    Link Here
    Tragedy Macbeth Criterion Collection Blu ray To mark 400 years since Shakespeare's death, the BBFC delves into the files for some of his plays that were translated to the silver screen

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

    26th June

     Shopping: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice...

    2016 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by Zack Snyder set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 1st August 2016 in 2 versions, both rated 12 by the BBFC
    Link Here
    Batman Superman Justice Ultimate Blu ray Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice [2D] is a 2016 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by Zack Snyder.
    Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Ultimate Edition Extended Cut was passed 12 for moderate violence, threat, infrequent strong language for:

    • 2016 Warner [2D Extended Cut + 4k Theatrical Version] 4k R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st August 2016
    • 2016 Warner [2D Extended Cut] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st August 2016

    UK: The 2D and 3D Theatrical Versions were passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, threat for:

    • 2016 Warner [3D Theatrical + 2D Extended Cut] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st August 2016
    • 2016 Warner [Theatrical only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st August 2016
    Versions
    A cut version was rated PG-13 in the US for Theatrical Release. There also exists an R rated Ultimate Edition Extended Cut for home video. Both versions were 12 rated by the BBFC.

    Promotional Material

    The Battle Intensifies in the Ultimate Edition

    In this no-holds-barred Ultimate Edition, with 30 minutes of additional footage not seen in cinemas, titans of justice Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Superman/ Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) face off in the most anticipated showdown of our time. But while Gotham City’s formidable vigilante takes on Metropolis’ revered saviour, the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs... and a new danger arises to threaten all of humanity.

    Includes over 2 hours of extras:

    - Uniting the World's Finest - Glimpse the future of DC’s bold new cinematic superheroes
    - Gods and Men: A Meeting of Giants - Become a witness to history as you discover how everything in Batman and Superman’s pasts have been leading up to this ultimate, epic showdown
    - The Warrior, The Myth, The Wonder - Explore the origin, evolution and powerful impact on popular culture by the legendary Amazonian Wonder Woman
    - Accelerating Design: The New Batmobile - Batman’s newest ride is sleek, tough, loud, and fast as hell. Host Sal Masekela goes under the hood of the celebrated vehicle, then puts rubber to the road
    - Superman: Complexity & Truth - Experience the transformation as Henry Cavill goes from earnest journalist in glasses and tweeds to a powerful godlike being in a streamlined caped costume
    - Batman: Austerity & Rage - From cape to cowl and from rugged body armor to carefully-tailored suits, Batman’s outer gear perfectly camouflages and expresses the fury that simmers within
    - Wonder Woman: Grace & Power - From her gladiator-influenced costume to her shield and sword, she is the mortal incarnation of a warrior goddess
    - Batcave: Legacy of the Lair - Nature and technology exist side by side in Batman’s breath-taking and modernistic subterranean digs
    - The Might and the Power of a Punch - A dynamic and illustrative look at the power, physics and fascinating details that make the battle between Batman and Superman so formidable
    - The Empire of Luthor - Dive deeper into the inception of an entirely new interpretation of Lex Luthor, including an examination of his storied history in the comics
    - Save the Bats - Learn how the cast and crew gave back to the environment and brought awareness to a very real ecological problem

     

    26th June

     Shopping: Jeepers Creepers...

    2001 Germany / USA horror by Victor Salva, cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on US Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Jeepers Creepers Collectors Blu ray Justin Jeepers Creepers is a 2001 Germany / USA horror by Victor Salva.
    Starring Gina Philips, Justin Long and Jonathan Breck. Youtube link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th June 2016

    Reviews

    US censorship History
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version was then distributed worldwide for all releases since.

    Promotional Material

    On a desolate country highway, two homeward-bound teens (Gina Philips, The Sickhouse and Justin Long, Drag Me To Hell) are nearly run off the road by a maniac in a beat-up truck... and later spot him shoving what appears to be a body down a sewer pipe. But when they stop to investigate, they discover that the grisly reality at the bottom of that pipe is far worse than they could have ever suspected... and that they are now the targets of an evil far more unspeakable (and unstoppable) than they could have ever imagined!
    Special Features:
    Disc 1:
    • NEW 2K scan of the inter-positive
    • NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director Victor Salva, stars Gina Philips and Justin Long
    • Audio Commentary By writer/director Victor Salva
    Disc 2:
    • NEW JEEPERS CREEPERS: Then and Now featuring interviews with writer/director Victor Salva, producer Barry Opper, director of photography Don FauntLeRoy, editor Ed Marx and actor Tom Tarantini (37 minutes)
    • NEW From Critters to Creepers -- an interview with producer Barry Opper (19 minutes)
    • NEW The Town Psychic -- an interview with actress Patricia Belcher (16 minutes)
    • Behind The Peepers: The Making of JEEPERS CREEPERS featuring writer/director Victor Salva, producer Tom Luse, actors Gina Philips, Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Jonathan Breck and more... (60 minutes
    • Deleted & Extended Scenes including an alternate opening and ending sequence (17 minutes)
    • Photo Gallery
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Radio Spot

     

    25th June

     Offsite Article: War of the Worlds...

    Link Here
    War Worlds Disc Special DVD The BBFC's latest case study covers Steven Spielberg's 2003 remake

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

    24th June

      Virtually 15...

    ABE VR awarded first ever BBFC age certification for Virtual Reality.
    Link Here

    abe vr 15. ABE VR, the new virtual reality experience from UK studio Hammerhead VR, is the first virtual reality experience to be reviewed and officially certified by the BBFC, under it's digital video classification.

    In a first of its kind, the BBFC reviewed the virtual reality experience alongside the original 2D short film, granting both with a 15 age rating. Although both were similar in content, ABE VR was issued it's rating based on the bloody violence and threat classification criteria.

    Alexandra Evans, Policy Director, BBFC, commented:

    We were delighted to work with Hammerhead on this project and to be able to compare the VR and linear versions of ABE like for like. Though both versions received the same 15 rating, they raised different classification issues, specifically strong threat in the linear version, and bloody violence and threat in the VR version. This exercise shows how BBFC Classification Guidelines work for VR content and with this new technology, which offers an intense user experience, it is important that consumers, parents in particular, can access clear content advice about VR content before they experience it.

    Simon Windsor, Joint Managing Director, Hammerhead VR commented:

    The classification advice from the BBFC is an important step for Virtual Reality. With ABE VR we wanted to explore the heightened emotional connection that this storytelling medium can deliver, as well as the shear intensity and sense of dread - the results are powerful. As VR evolves and experiences become ever more believable, it will be increasingly important for VR content to be age rated.

    Based on the award winning short film ABE , by Rob McLellan, ABE VR is faithful recreation of on the original story about a misguided robot seeking the unconditional love of humans -- at whatever cost.

    ABE VR is available now and free to download on Oculus and SteamVR.

     

    23rd June

     Shopping: The Walking Dead...

    US 2015-16 TV horror video by Greg Nicotero set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release with an alternative version for Episode 16
    Link Here  full story: Internet Censorship in EU...EU proposes mandatory cleanfeed for all member states
    Walking Dead Season 6 Blu ray The Walking Dead Season 6 is a US 2015-16 TV horror video by Greg Nicotero.
    Starring Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun. IMDb BBFC link

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    Versions

    The BBFC notes that Episode has alternative version. It has the same 18 rating as the regular episode 16 for strong sustained threat, bloody violence.

    Promotional Material

    With no hope of safety in Alexandria, Rick and his band of survivors soon discover a larger world beyond what they understood it to be. In this new reality, there are new dangers, new opportunities and new complexities and face. To claim their place in this newfound landscape, the group must become the threat themselves, as terrifying as any of the adversaries they've encountered.

    Featured Material:

    • Season 6, Episode 1 Passed 18 for strong violence, gore
    • Season 6, Episode 2 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, gore
    • Season 6, Episode 3 Passed 18 for strong bloody violence, gory images
    • Season 6, Episode 4 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, gore
    • Season 6, Episode 5 Passed 18 for strong bloody violence
    • Season 6, Episode 6 Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, strong horror
    • Season 6, Episode 7 Passed 18 for strong bloody violence
    • Season 6, Episode 8 Passed 18 for strong gore
    • Season 6, Episode 9 Passed 18 for strong bloody violence, gory images
    • Season 6, Episode 10 Passed 15 for strong violence
    • Season 6, Episode 11 Passed 18 for strong violence, gore
    • Season 6, Episode 12 Passed 15 for strong violence, gory images
    • Season 6, Episode 13 Passed 18 for strong bloody violence
    • Season 6, Episode 14 Passed 15 for strong violence, gore, threat
    • Season 6, Episode 15 Passed 15 for strong violence, gore
    • Season 6, Episode 16 Passed 18 for strong sustained threat, bloody violence
    • Season 6, Episode 16, Alternative Passed 18 for strong sustained threat, bloody violence

    Update: Strong language

    23rd June 2016. Thanks to goatboy

    The alternative version of Walking Dead just has added strong language Goatboy notes that AMC shows are weird in that 18 cert violence is fine, but there's only limited PG level swearing allowed.

    The producers said they filmed Blu-ray scenes so a character could retain his dialogue from the comic book.

     

    22nd June

     Shopping: Cape Fear...

    1962 USA thriller by J Lee Thompson just released on UK Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Cape Fear Blu ray Gregory Peck Cape Fear is a 1962 USA thriller by J Lee Thompson.
    Starring Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and Polly Bergen. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2016 Fabulous Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th June 2016
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1962 cinema release. uncut on home video. Uncut in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum star in Hollywood s classic tale of revenge and murder. Robert Mitchum is unforgettable as Max Cady an ex-con determined to exact a terrible revenge on Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck) and his family. Sam is a small-town lawyer whose worst nightmare comes true when the criminal he helped put away returns to stalk his beautiful young wife (Polly Bergen). Sam is legally powerless to keep Max from playing his sadistic game of cat and mouse. Finally, Sam must put his family s lives at stake in a deadly trap that leads to one of the most suspenseful and heart-rending confrontations ever committed to film. Director J. Lee Thompson builds tension with each scene leading to a deadly showdown at Cape Fear. This is truly a masterpiece of shock and suspense.

     

    21st June

     Shopping: Deadpool...

    2016 Canada / USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Tim Miller just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Deadpool Blu ray Ryan Reynolds May Deadpool is a 2016 Canada / USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Tim Miller.
    Starring Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano and Ryan Reynolds. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2016 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th June 2016
    • 2016 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th June 2016
    • 2016 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 13th June 2016
    Censorship Issues
    Uncut and R rated in the US. Cut in India. Banned in China.

    The movie was much talked about for breaking the PG-13 superhero norm and going with an R rating. There was also a little hype about a bar scene that was too offensively vulgar for an R rating.

    The director later said that he was happy with the final theatrical version and wouldn't be inserting deleted material back into the film. This material may be included as DVD/Blu-ray extras though.

    Summary Notes

    Based upon Marvel Comics most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

    Additional Material:
    • Deadpool - Moving Menu [Additional Material]
    • Deadpool - Gallery [Additional Material]
    • Deadpool - Deleted Scenes [Additional Material, Audio Commentary]
    • Deadpool
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    21st June

     Shopping: Jaws: The Revenge...

    1987 USA horror by Joseph Sargent, once cut a BBFC PG rating, just released on US Blu-ray
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    Jaws Revenge Blu ray Lorraine Gary Jaws: The Revenge is a 1987 USA horror by Joseph Sargent.
    Starring Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest and Mario Van Peebles. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

    • 2016 Universal Studios Home Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th June 2016
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated 1987 cinema release. Passed 15 uncut for 1989 VHS, and later 12 uncut for 2000 DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US. There is also an Extended Version released in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Once again the peace of Amity and the lives of the Brody family are shattered by a bloodthirsty shark in Jaws: The Revenge. Lorraine Gary reprises her role as the now widowed Ellen Brody who finds herself reliving the horrors of the past when a mammoth shark kills her son. Grief-stricken, she travels to the Bahamas to be with her other son, a marine biologist (Lance Guest), and his family. There she meets and falls for a carefree airplane pilot (Academy Award winner Michael Caine). Just as she is starting to put her life back together, the nightmare of the past returns when her granddaughter is attacked by an all-too-familiar great white shark. Determined to end the terror once and for all, Ellen sets out for a showdown to the death.

     

    20th June

     Shopping: Jaws 3...

    1983 USA horror by Joe Alves, once cut by the BBFC for a PG, just released on US Blu-ray
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    Jaws 3 Blu ray Dennis Quaid Jaws III is a 1983 USA horror by Joe Alves.
    Starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong and Simon MacCorkindale. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    • 2016 Universal Studios Home Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th June 2016
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated 1983 cinema release. Passed 15 uncut for 1987 VHS, and later 12 uncut for 2000 DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    The most famous shark of all time is back…bigger and more terrifying than ever in Jaws 3 starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale and Louis Gossett Jr. Everyone at Florida's Sea World is thrilled with the new "Undersea Kingdom," a maze of underwater plexiglass tunnels that permits visitors to get closer to marine life than ever before. The opening ceremonies include many important guests…and one uninvited baby shark who accidentally enters the park's lagoon through a faulty sea gate and subsequently dies. The young shark's 35-foot mother soon follows her offspring, creating the most horrifying tale of terror ever filmed in the water. Directed by Joe Alves, the original Jaws designer, and co-written by Carl Gottlieb who penned the first two blockbusters, this action-packed adventure will have you screaming for your life.

     

    19th June

     Shopping: Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot...

    1992 USA action comedy romance by Roger Spottiswoode, once cut for category, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
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    Stop mom will Shoot Blu ray Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot is a 1992 USA action comedy romance by Roger Spottiswoode.
    Starring Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty and JoBeth Williams. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed PG uncut for:

    • 2016 Media Sales/Final Cut Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th June 2016
    • 016 Media Sales/Final Cut Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 13th June 2016
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were required for a 1992 PG rated cinema release. Uncut and PG rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    The carefully maintained ultra macho image of a gruff L. A. police officer (Sylvester Stallone) crumbles when he gets a visit from his meddlesome, over-protective mommy (Estelle Getty) in this action comedy. Things get really hopping when she takes her meddling too far and begins interfering with his job.

     

    19th June

     Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 52...

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    Gremlins 30th Anniversary Blu ray Region Gremlins at the BBFC

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

    18th June

     Shopping: Crimson...

    1976 Spain/France horror by Juan Fortuny just released on US DVD and Blu-ray
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    Crimson Paul Naschy Crimson (aka The Man with the Severed Head) is a 1976 Spain/France horror by Juan Fortuny.
    With Paul Naschy, Silvia Solar and Olivier Mathot. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Redemption [European + US versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th June 2016
    • 2016 Redemption [European + US versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th June 2016
    Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated a985 VHS. Later uncut for 2011 DVD. There also exists a cut US dubbed version.

    Promotional Material

    Eurocult icon Paul Naschy (Frankenstein s Bloody Terror) stars as a criminal gang leader who undergoes a radical surgery in Juan Fortuny s 1973 thriller CRIMSON. When a jewel heist goes awry, Jack Surnett (Naschy) and his fellow thieves take shelter at the home of a scientist experimenting in brain replacement. Through the surgical finesse of the doctor s wife (Silvia Solar), Surnett is restored to health, but suffers irresistible pangs of bloodlust and conventional lust as well after the brain of a criminal known as The Sadist (Roberto Mauri) is grafted onto his own. This Redemption edition includes both the U.S. release version (English dubbed) as well as the extended international version (French with optional English subtitles), which features additional (sexually provocative) footage.

    Special Features: Mastered in HD from the original 35mm film elements, Standard 89-minute version and the complete, more sexually explicit 98-minute version, Audio commentary by horror film historian Richard Harland Smith