Amazon UK
Amazon UK

 News: Latest Cuts

Online Shops
Adult DVDs and VoD
Online Shop Reviews
New Releases & Offers

 BBFC cuts and bans
 

  Home  UK Film Cuts  
  Index  World  Nutters  
  Forum  Media Liberty  
   Info   Cutting Edge  
   US   Shopping  
   
Sex News
Sex Shops List
Sex+Shopping

Melon Farmers



24th June

  Virtually 15...

Melon farming Fresh
A website
update service

See further details
Melon Farming Fresh

 

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...

Video Universe - Buy New Release DVDs, TV on DVD, Music Videos and Much More

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...

  Video Universe - Buy New Release DVDs, TV on DVD, Music Videos and Much More

US Mainstream DVDs

Video Universe
 

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
  • Deadpool [Additional Material, Audio Commentary, Director Tim Miller and Co-creator/comics Artist Rob Liefeld - Version 2]
  • Deadpool [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Ryan Reynolds and Screenwriters Rhett Rheese & Paul Wernick - Version 2]
  • Deadpool [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Ryan Reynolds]
  • Deadpool - From Comics To Screen...to Screen [Additional Material]

 

21st June

 Shopping: Jaws: The Revenge...

1987 USA horror by Joseph Sargent, once cut a BBFC PG rating, just released on US 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. 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
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

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
Link Here
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...

Link Here
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
Link Here
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

 

17th June

 Shopping: Killer Workout...

1987 USA horror by David A Prior just released on UK DVD
Link Here
Killer Workout DVD Marcia Karr Killer Workout (aka -Aerobi-cide) is a 1987 USA horror by David A Prior.
Starring Marcia Karr, David James Campbell and Fritz Matthews. BBFC link IMDb

UK: BBFC details for 2016 release not yet published, Previously passed 18 after 18s of BBFC cuts for 1987 VHS:

UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for a8 rated 1987 VHS. Hopefully uncut for 2016 DVD. But no sign of a new BBFC entry to confirm this.

Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Aerobi-cide

Promotional Material

Also known as AEROBICIDE, this heady mix of exercise and innards does exactly what it says on the tin, as a host of super-permed spandex-wearing sirens are stalked and sliced by a sicko with a thing for eighties hair-dos and Jane Fonda workout regimes! Made in 1987, just as the golden age of teen-kill flicks was coming to its conclusion, KILLER WORKOUT was helmed by B-movie maverick David A. Prior - whose CV also includes the action epic DEADLY PREY and Pamela Anderson's notorious trash totem RAW JUSTICE. Yet it is this splatter-tastic schlock-fest that continues to be a certified fan favourite - and, after watching this lovingly restored 88 Films presentation of a VHS staple, you will most certainly understand why! Touch your toes, raise your arms and get ready to sweat because KILLER WORKOUT is back to cut out a place in your movie-maniac loving heart as part of the Slasher Classics Collection!

 

16th June

 Shopping: Crimes Of Passion...

1984 USA romance by Ken Russell with the Director's Cut set for its first UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 11th July 2016
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

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
  •  

    16th June

     Shopping: Satan's Blade...

    1984 USA horror by L Scott Castillo Jr, previously cut by the BBFC, set for UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 11th July 2016
    Link Here
    Satans Blade Dual Format Blu ray Satan's Blade is a 1984 USA horror by L Scott Castillo Jr.
    Starring Tom Bongiorno, Stephanie Leigh Steel and Thomas Cue. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, threat, bloody images with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    • 2016 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th July 2016
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    One of the lesser known entries in the annals of the 80s slasher film, Satan s Blade is an eerie slice of US regional terror ripe for rediscovery by horror fans.

    Arriving at a snow-capped mountain resort, a group of youngsters are met by the news that a double-murder has taken place there the previous night. Despite this grisly revelation, they decide to stay on, unaware of the knife-wielding figure stalking the wintry landscape... Could the local legend of an ungodly mountain man with a grudge against outsiders have some truth in it?

    Shot in Big Bear, California in 1980 but not released until 1984, L. Scott Castillo, Jr. s Satan s Blade overcomes the limitations of its shoestring budget with a game cast and all-pervasive, creepy atmosphere - key to which is a freakish nightmare sequence that s sure to inspire more than a few sleepless nights.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film presented in both 4:3 (1.37:1) and 1.85:1 versions
  • 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
  • Brand new audio commentary by podcast The Hysteria Continues
  • Interview with writer-director L. Scott Castillo, Jr.
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Ryan Tobin
  • Fully-illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Brian Albright, author of Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990
  •  

    16th June

     Shopping: In the Doghouse...

    1962 UK comedy drama by Darcy Conyers, cut for original cinema release, just released on UK DVD
    Link Here
    Doghouse DVD Leslie Phillips In the Doghouse is a 1962 UK comedy drama by Darcy Conyers.
    Starring Leslie Phillips, Peggy Cummins and Hattie Jacques. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed PG uncut for:

    • 2016 Strawberry Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 13th June 2016
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated 1962 cinema release. Presumably the cuts persisted for the U rated 2016 DVD.

     

    15th June

     Shopping: Conan: The Complete Quest...

    USA action fantasy adventures just released on US Blu-ray with a history of censorship and variant versions
    Link Here
    Conan Complete Barbarian Destroyer Blu ray Conan: The Complete Quest consists of:
    • Conan the Barbarian
    • Conan the Destroyer

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 Universal Conan Complete Quest R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th June 2016
    Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 USA action fantasy adventure by John Milius.
    With Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones and Max von Sydow. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Originally cut for an MPAA R rating The uncut version has never been released. All British releases further cut by the BBFC (except one that got away, see *note). There is a shortened US version and a longer international version with a couple of variants between the two.

    Conan the Destroyer is a 1984 US action film by Richard Fleischer.
    With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones and Olivia d'Abo. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    The action-adventures of the legendary warrior Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) come together in the epic collection, Conan: The Complete Quest. Bursting with raw energy and tremendous star power (Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain and James Earl Jones), this collection featuring Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer, traces the saga of Conan's search for vengeance as he battles the armies of darkness in his unforgettable quest to save mankind!

     

    12th June

     Shopping: Christina...

    1984 Spain / USA adult film by Francisco Lara Polop, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Christina Blu ray Jewel Shepard Christina is a 1984 Spain / USA adult film by Francisco Lara Polop.
    Starring Jewel Shepard, Ian Sera and Enrique Johnson. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Intervision Picture Corp. (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 31st May 2016
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for sex content for 1984 18 rated cinema release and subsequent VHS. Cut for animal cruelty for 18 rated 2006 DVD, Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Famed B-movie vixen Jewel Shepard ( HOLLYWOOD HOT TUBS, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD )stars as Christina Von Belle, the young heiress known as 'The Playgirl Of The Western World'. But when Christina is kidnapped by a ruthless squad of lesbian commandos (led by Euro-starlet Karin Schubert of BLUEBEARD and BLACK EMANUELLE ), she is forced into a shocking ordeal. For a frightened girl bound by more than desire, are there any limits?

    Ian Sera ( PIECES ) and former Miss Bahamas, Josephine Jacqueline Jones ( BLACK VENUS ) co-star in this saga from writer/producer Harry Alan Towers ( LOVE CIRCLES, VENUS IN FURS, 99 WOMEN ), now re-mastered in luscious high-definition for the first time ever!

     

    9th June

     Shopping: The Apocalypse Now: Triple Feature...

    1979 USA war drama by Francis Ford Coppola just released on US Blu-ray in 2 versions
    Link Here
    Apocalypse Now Triple Feature Blu ray Apocalypse Now: Triple Feature consists of:
    • Apocalypse Now
    • Apocalypse Now Redux
    • Heart of Darkness

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 LIONSGATE RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 7th June 2016
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Apocalypse Now is a 1979 USA war drama by Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola).
    Starring Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando and Robert Duvall. IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended Redux Version.

    Summary Notes

    It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that, officially, 'does not exist - nor will it ever exist'. The mission: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA. The army believes Kurtz has gone completely insane and Willard's job is to eliminate him! Willard, sent up the Nung River on a U.S. Navy patrol boat, discovers that his target is one of the most decorated officers in the U.S. Army. His crew meets up with surfer-type Lt-Colonel Kilgore, head of a U.S Army helicopter cavalry group which eliminates a Viet Cong outpost to provide an entry point into the Nung River. After some hair-raising encounters, in which some of his crew are killed, Willard, Lance and Chef reach Colonel Kurtz's outpost, beyond the Do Lung Bridge. Now, after becoming prisoners of Kurtz, will...

     

    8th June

     Shopping: Going Berserk...

    1983 Canada / USA comedy by David Steinberg, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD
    Link Here
    Going Berserk DVD John Candy Going Berserk is a 1983 Canada / USA comedy by David Steinberg.
    Starring John Candy, Joe Flaherty and Eugene Levy. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2016 Simply Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 6th June 2016
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1986 VHS. Cuts waived in DVD since 2007. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    Summary Notes

    Limo driver John Bourgignon is engaged to Nancy Reese. Her father, Congressman Ed Reese, is running for president and crusading against cult leader Sun Yi. Misadventure and intrigue stalk John and Nancy's path to the altar.

     

    7th June

     Offsite Article: Podcast Episode 51: Romeo and Juliet (1968)...

    Link Here
    Romeo Juliet DVD Leonard Whiting The first Shakespeare film to receive an 'A' rating over the usual 'U' rating

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

    6th June

     Shopping: Blood Bath...

    1966 USA / Yugoslavia horror by Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray with 4 versions
    Link Here
    Blood Bath Blu Ray Region B Blood Bath is a 1966 USA / Yugoslavia horror by Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman.
    Starring William Campbell, Marissa Mathes and Lori Saunders. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Blood Bath was assed 15 uncut for sexualised nudity, moderate violence for:

    • 2016 Arrow Video [with 4 version] RAB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th May 2016

    Reviews

    • See review from cine-vue.com : " Undoubtedly, the film's biggest flaw is its tacked-on vampire - a cardboard cut-out villain "
    • See review from flickeringmyth.com : " Blood Bath is not a very long film but it does try to pack in quite a lot that really could have been smoothed out a bit in order to engage a little more "
    Versions
    Exists in 4 versions, none of which were down to film censorship. See further details in the promotional material

    Promotional Material

    The films of Roger Corman are often as well-known for their behind-the-scenes stories as they are the ones unfolding on the screen. He famously made Little Shop of Horrors in just two days using sets left over from A Bucket of Blood and shot The Terror over a long weekend because bad weather prevented him from playing tennis. But none of these tales is quite so complex, or quite so extraordinary, as the making of Blood Bath.

    The saga began when Corman invested in a Yugoslavian Krimi-like picture entitled Operation Titian just prior to it going into production. Insisting it be filmed in English, he sent actors William Campbell and Patrick Magee, and uncredited story editor Francis Ford Coppola (all fresh from Dementia 13), to Dubrovnik to make a US-friendly movie but wasn t satisfied with the end results. First it was re-cut and re-scored to create Portrait in Terror, a film more in line with drive-in tastes, then it was handed over to Jack Hill (Spider Baby), followed by Stephanie Rothman (Terminal Island), each undertaking reshoots that resulted in a vampire picture by the name of Blood Bath. One final twist was provided when a TV version was required, chopping scenes and adding others to create Track of the Vampire.

    For this release Arrow Video has searched through the vaults to bring you all four versions of Blood Bath, newly restored from the best materials available to provide a definitive release of one of Corman s craziest ventures.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Limited Edition collection of the complete Blood Bath
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of four versions of the film: Operation Titian, Portrait in Terror, Blood Bath and Track of the Vampire
  • Brand new 2K restorations of Portrait in Terror, Blood Bath and Track of the Vampire from original film materials
  • Brand new reconstruction of Operation Titian using original film materials and standard definition inserts
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on all four versions
  • The Trouble with Titian Revisited - a brand new visual essay in which Tim Lucas returns to (and updates) his three-part Video Watchdog feature to examine the convoluted production history of Blood Bath and its multiple versions
  • Bathing in Blood with Sid Haig - a new interview with the actor, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Outtakes from Track of the Vampire, scanned from original film materials
  • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artworks
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Dan Mumford
  • Limited edition booklet containing new writing on the film and its cast by Peter Stanfield, Anthony Nield, Vic Pratt and Cullen Gallagher
  •  

    6th June

     Shopping: Independence Day...

    1996 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Roland Emmerich just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray in two versions
    Link Here
    Independence 20th Anniversary Remastered Blu ray Independence Day is a 1996 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Roland Emmerich.
    Starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Both the Extended Version and Theatrical Versions were passed 12 uncut for:

    • 2016 20th Century Fox [Theatrical + Extended Versions] Anniversary Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th May 2016
    • 2016 20th Century Fox [Theatrical Version only] Anniversary Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 30th May 2016
    Versions
    The film exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version

    Promotional Material

    Experience the original Oscar-Winning* sci-fi epic that launched a new era in blockbuster filmmaking with this newly restored edition. Director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin join forces with an all-star cast that includes Will Smith, JeffGoldblum and Bill Pullman. When powerful aliens launch an all-out invasion, the world’s only hope lies in uniting for one last strike to save mankind.*1996, Independence Day, Visual Effects (Volker Engel, Douglas Smith, Clay Pinney, Joseph Viskocil) This 2-disc Blu-ray Edition includes newly restored Extended and Theatrical Cuts of the film, as well as an all-new out-of-this-world retrospective that will have you cheering for victory.

     

    3rd June

     Shopping: Top Sensation...

    1969 Italy drama by Ottavio Alessi, once banned by the BBFC, set for UK DVD release on 27th June 2016
    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:

    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.

     

    3rd June

     Shopping: Psychic Killer...

    1975 USA horror thriller by Ray Danton, once by the BBFC, just released on US DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Psychic Killer Blu ray DVD Combo Psychic Killer is a 1975 USA horror thriller by Ray Danton (as Raymond Danton).
    Starring Paul Burke, Jim Hutton and Julie Adams. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    • 2016 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 31st May 2016
    UK Censorship History
    Uncut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1978 cinema release and 2000 DVD. Pre-cut for 1992 VHS. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Arnold Masters ( Jim Hutton ) is a mild-mannered man who obsesses over his mother, but finds himself implicated in a murder he didn't commit, and is sent to an asylum. While incarcerated, a fellow patient teaches him the techniques of Astral Projection, also known as the Kirlian Effect, which is the ability to use his mind to control objects at will. When the real killer is found and Arnold is released, only to find that during his time in the asylum his mother has died, he vows vengeance against those responsible for setting him up and begins to use his powers to exact a bloody revenge.

    Directed by character actor Ray Danton ( Crypt of the Living Dead ) and co-starring Julie Adams, Neville Brand, Aldo Ray, and Mary Wilcox , THE PSYCHIC KILLER is a mid 70s Drive-In classic that, despite frequent gore and a blood and nudity filled shower death scene, somehow received a PG rating from the MPAA and is presented here fully uncut and newly restored in 2K from its original 35mm camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm negative
    2. "The Danton Force" featurette w/ Mitchell & Steve Danton, co-star Julie Adams, and 1st Assistant Director Ronald G. Smith
    3. "The Psychic Killer Inside Me" featurette with Greydon Clark
    4. "The Aura of Horror" featurette with Mardi Rustam
    5. Original theatrical trailer
    6. Multiple TV Spots
    7. Reversible cover artwork
    8. English SDH Subtitles

     

    2nd June

     Shopping: Revenge...

    1971 UK crime thriller by Sidney Hayers, old BBFC cuts still apply, just released on UK Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Revenge Blu ray Joan Collins Revenge is a 1971 UK crime thriller by Sidney Hayers.
    Starring Joan Collins, James Booth and Ray Barrett. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Presumably the cut UK cinema version was passed 18 for strong violence, revenge theme and references to paedophilia for:

    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release. It seems likely that subsequent home video versions are the same cut version

    Summary Notes

    After returning home from the funeral of their youngest daughter, who was brutally raped and murdered, a family tries desperately to put the tragedy behind them. After discovering that the man suspected of the crime has been released by police due to lack of evidence, and with the help of a friend whose daughter was also killed by the suspect, a plan is hatched to "teach the guy a lesson". Unfortunately the plan is ill conceived and hastily executed with unexpected and disasterous results for all concerned.

     

    1st June

     Shopping: Dragon: Bruce Lee Story...

    1994 US action film by Rob Cohen, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Dragon Bruce Lee Story Blu ray Jason Scott Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is a 1994 US action film by Rob Cohen.
    With Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly and Robert Wagner. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: 15 rated and hopefully uncut for:

    • 2016 Universal Pictures UK RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th May 2016
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1994 15 rated cinema release and further cut for the subsequent 15 rated VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2000 15 rated DVD but the cut version was released anyway. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    Hopefully this is the uncut version but it is not entirely certain due to the mix up in in 2000.

    Promotional Material

    Based on true events, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is the incredible journey of the life, love and unconquerable spirit of the martial arts legend. From a childhood of rigorous martial arts training, Lee realizes his dream of opening his own kung-fu school in America. Before long, he is discovered by a Hollywood producer (Robert Wagner) and begins a meteoric rise to fame and an all too short reign as one of the most charismatic action heroes in motion picture history. Hailed as “an immeasurably entertaining movie” by CBS-TV, Dragon: Te Bruce Lee Story is ablaze with comedy, touching romance and spectacular martial arts sequences.

     

    31st May

     Shopping: Sewage Baby...

    1990 USA horror by Francis Teri, previously cut by the BBFC, just 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: BBFC details not yet published for 2016 release, previously cut by 2s for 1993 VHS:

    UK Censorship History

    Cut by the BBFC for 1993 18 rated VHS. Hopefully uncut for 2016 Blu-ray.

    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

     

    31st May

     Shopping: The Firm...

    UK 1989 TV drama by Alan Clarke, Director's Cut just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Firm Directors Cut Blu ray The Firm is a UK 1989 TV drama by Alan Clarke.
    Starring Gary Oldman, Lesley Manville and Philip Davis. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, strong sex for:

    • Bfi [Original Version + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 23rd May 2016

    Versions

    Exists as the original TV Version and a Directors Cut. Both are 18 rated by the BBFC.

    From promotional material. The Director's Cut re-instates a number of bold sequences previously considered too controversial for audiences for the original BBC TV broadcast version.

    Promotional Material

    Gary Oldman is Clive 'Bex' Bissell, an intelligent family man with a good job, who also happens to be the leader of the notorious East London hooligan firm, the Inner City Crew. Bex plans to unite rival gangs into a national firm to talk to the European Championships, but that will mean defeating Oboes' Birmingham crew and the South London Buccaneers led by arch rival Yeti (Phil Davis). As Bex's craving for violence becomes an obsession, the violence spirals out of control.

    Alan Clarke's unflinching drama courted much controversy when it was first broadcast in a toned down version on the BBC. Now, it is rightly considered a masterpiece, due in so small part to the brilliance of Oldman's central performance one of the finest of his career.

    Newly transferred in HD, The Firm is presented here in two versions: the never-before-seen Director's Cut, which re-instates a number of bold sequences previously considered too controversial for audiences; and the original BBC TV broadcast version.

    The complete Alan Clarke at the BBC is also available on DVD and Blu-ray box sets from the BFI.

    Special features

    • Remastered in HD for the first time
    • The Firm: Director's Cut (World premiere presentation)
    • The Firm: Original broadcast version
    • David Leland introduces The Firm (1991)
    • Elephant (1989, 38 mins): Clarke's final, unflinching drama, set in Northern Ireland
    • Elephant audio commentary with producer Danny Boyle
    • Alan Clarke: Out of His Own Light (2016): documentary on Clarke and his final works

    Cast: Gary Oldman ( Batman Series, Leon ), Lesley Manville ( Secrets and Lies, Maleficient ), Phil Davis ( Poldark, Sherlock ) and Steve McFadden ( Eastenders )

    UK | 1989 | 68 minutes | Cert 18 | TBC

     

    30th May

     Shopping: Hancock...

    2008 USA action fantasy by Peter Berg just released on UK Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Hancock Blu ray Will Smith Hancock is a 2008 USA action fantasy by Peter Berg.
    Starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut:
    UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 12 without further BBFC cuts for:

    • 2016 Sony RB 4k Blu-ray/Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon released on 23rd May 2016
    Censorship History
    Cut similarly in the US and UK for PG-13/12A theatrical versions. There is an uncut Extended Version that is Unrated/15 rated.

    Presumably both versions are included on the standard Blu-ray but it is yet yet clear which version has been encoded in 4k.

    Promotional Material

    Academy Award® nominee Will Smith (Best Actor, The Pursuit of Happyness, 2006) stars in this action-packed comedy as Hancock, a sarcastic, hard-living and misunderstood superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public. When Hancock grudgingly agrees to an extreme makeover from idealistic publicist Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman, Juno), his life and reputation rise from the ashes and all seems right again--until he meets a woman (2003 Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron, Best Actress, Monster) with similar powers to his and the key to his secret past.

     

    30th May

     Shopping: Manhunter...

    1986 USA crime mystery thriller by Michael Mann, Director's Cut just released on US Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Manhunter Collectors Blu ray William Petersen Manhunter is a 1986 USA crime mystery thriller by Michael Mann.
    Starring William Petersen, Kim Greist and Joan Allen. Youtube link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 Shout! Factory [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th May 2016
    Versions
    Exists as a Theatrical Version, a workprint and a Director's Cut. All are BBFC 18 rated.

    Promotional Material

    Former FBI profiler Will Graham (William Petersen, To Live and Die in L.A., CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) reluctantly returns to his old job to track a horrific serial killer known as "The Tooth Fairy. ", But in order to get into the mind of this maniac, Graham must face another: Hannibal Lecktor (Brian Cox, X-Men 2, RED), the imprisoned psychiatrist whose own insanity almost cost Graham his life… and whose insights into "The Tooth Fairy", could prove as dangerous as the killer himself.

    Tom Noonan (Heat, RoboCop 2), Joan Allen (The Bourne Legacy), Dennis Farina (Get Shorty), Kim Greist (Brazil) and Stephen Lang (Avatar) co-star in this gripping thriller from director Michael Mann (Heat, Miami Vice) and adapted from the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. Manhunter is one of the most unnerving serial killer movies ever made.

     

    29th May

      Lucky Lady...

    Belated casualty of BBFC animal cruelty cuts
    Link Here
    Lucky Lady Gene Hackman Lucky Lady is a 1975 USA comedy drama by Stanley Donen.
    Starring Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli and Burt Reynolds. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 for moderate violence, sex references after 11s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

    • 2016 Bright Spark video
    The BBFC commented:

    Cut required to remove a scene of animal cruelty (cockfighting).

    UK Censorship History

    Passed 'AA' uncut for 1975 cinema release but later cut for animal cruelty for a 12 rated 2016 DVD.

    Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US for:
    Summary Notes

    A trio of rum-runners during prohibition in the 1930s engage in a menage-a-trios after business hours.

     

    29th May

     Shopping: Salt...

    2010 US spy thriller by Phillip Noyce just released on UK Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Salt Blu ray Angelina Jolie Salt is a 2010 US spy thriller by Phillip Noyce.
    With Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2016 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 4k RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 23rd May 2016
    Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were were required for the 12 rated UK Version. These cuts or similar were also included in the US Theatrical Version. There also exists a Director's Cut and Alternative Version which are both uncut and 15 rated in the UK, MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Hopefully this release will feature the Director's Cut for the 4k version.

    Promotional Material 

    Evelyn Salt, a trusted and loyal CIA operative, goes on the run when a Russian defector convinces her superiors that she’s a double agent sent to assassinate the President of United States. As the intense manhunt heats up, Salt uses all her skills as a covert operative to elude capture and uncovers a secret so powerful it could change the course of world history. Angelina Jolie stars in this action-packed thriller that will keep you guessing until the end.

     

    28th May

     Shopping: Dirty Grandpa...

    2016 USA comedy by Dan Mazer just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray with an extended version
    Link Here
    Dirty Grandpa Version Dirtier Blu ray Dirty Grandpa is a 2016 USA comedy by Dan Mazer.
    Starring Robert De Niro, Julianne Hough and Zac Efron. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Unrated Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong sex references, strong nudity, drug use, strong language for:

    • 2016 Lions Gate [Extended + Theatrical Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 23rd May
    • 2016 Lions Gate [Theatrical Version only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 23rd May
    Versions and world censorship
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Unrated Version. Both were 15 rated by the BBFC. The film was banned in India

    Promotional Material

    Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had. This outlandish comedy also stars Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough, Adam Pally, and Dermot Mulroney.

     

    27th May

     Shopping: Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers by Emilio P. Miraglia...

    One of the films was once cut by the BBFC, now just released uncut on UK DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Killer Dames Chillers Miraglia Blu Ray Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers by Emilio P. Miraglia consists of:
    • The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)
    • The Red Queen Kills Seven Times

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2016 Arrow Video RAB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 23rd May 2016

    Reviews

    The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave is a 1971 Italy horror mystery by Emilio Miraglia.
    With Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti and Erika Blanc. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1972 cinema release. Passed 18 uncut uncut for 2016 home video. uncut and MPAA R rated in the US
    The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (La dama rossa uccide sette volte) is a 1972 Italy / West Germany horror romance by Emilio Miraglia (as Emilio P Miraglia).
    Starring Barbara Bouchet, Ugo Pagliai and Marina Malfatti. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this film but IMDb notes a re-cut version called Feast of Flesh.

    Promotional Material

    At the height of the Italian giallo boom in the early 1970s, scores of filmmakers turned their hand to crafting their own unique takes on these lurid murder-mystery thrillers. This limited edition double pack features two distinctive offerings by Emilio P. Miraglia, which meld twisty whodunit narratives with gothic chills.

    In The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, troubled aristocrat Alan Cunningham (Anthony Steffen, Django the B*stard), haunted by the death of his first wife Evelyn, tries to move on by marrying the seductive Gladys (Marina Malfatti, All the Colours of the Dark). Marital bliss is short-lived, however, as various relatives meet untimely and gruesome deaths, prompting speculation that a vengeful Evelyn has risen from the grave...

    Meanwhile, in The Red Queen Kills Seven Times, an age-old family curse hits sisters Kitty (Barbara Bouchet, Milano Calibro 9) and Franziska (Marina Malfatti) following the death of their grandfather Tobias (Rudolf Schündler, The Exorcist, Suspiria). Every hundred years, so the legend goes, the bloodthirsty Red Queen returns and claims seven fresh victims. Was Tobias just the first... and are Kitty and Franziska next?

    With both films making their worldwide Blu-ray debuts in stunning new 2K restorations, there has never been a better time to explore these little-seen giallo gems!

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Limited Edition box set (3000 copies) containing The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
  • Brand new 2K restorations of the films from the original camera negatives
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio (lossless DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray Discs)
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
  • Limited Edition 60-page booklet containing new writing by James Blackford, Kat Ellinger, Leonard Jacobs and Rachael Nisbet

    THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE

  • New audio commentary by Troy Howarth
  • Exclusive introduction by actress Erika Blanc
  • New interview with critic Stephen Thrower
  • The Night Erika Came Out of the Grave exclusive interview with Erika Blanc
  • The Whip and the Body archival interview with Erika Blanc
  • Still Rising from the Grave archival interview with production designer Lorenzo Baraldi
  • Original Italian and US theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx

    THE RED QUEEN KILLS SEVEN TIMES

  • New audio commentary by Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • Exclusive new interview with Sybil Danning
  • New interview with critic Stephen Thrower
  • Archival introduction by production/costume designer Lorenzo Baraldi
  • Dead à Porter archival interview with Lorenzo Baraldi
  • Rounding Up the Usual Suspects archival interview with actor Marino Masé
  • If I Met Emilio Miraglia Today archival featurette with Erika Blanc, Lorenzo Baraldi and Marino Masé
  • My Favourite... Films archival interview with actress Barbara Bouchet
  • Alternative opening
  • Original Italian theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  •  

    27th May

     Shopping: Zoolander No. 2: The Magnum Edition...

    2016 USA comedy by Ben Stiller just released on US DVD and Blu-ray in an Unrated version
    Link Here
    Zoolander No 2 Magnum Zoolander 2 is a 2016 USA comedy by Ben Stiller.
    Starring Olivia Munn, Benedict Cumberbatch and Kristen Wiig. Youtube link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Paramount (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th May 2016
    • 2016 Paramount (R1) DVD at US Amazon released on 24th May 2016
    Versions
    The film exists as a PG-13 rated Theatrical Version and an Unrated Extended Version.

    Presumably the Magnum Edition refers to the Extended Version

     

    26th May

     Shopping: Pineapple Express...

    2008 USA action crime comedy by David Gordon Green, once cut for a 15 rating, just released on UK 4k Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Pineapple Express Blu ray Seth Rogen Pineapple Express is a 2008 USA action crime comedy by David Gordon Green.
    Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco and Gary Cole. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2016 Sony (RB) 4k Blu-ray/(R0) Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon released on 23rd May 2016
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2008. All UK home video releases were 18 uncut for both the US Theatrical and Extended Versions. These were R rated and Unrated in the US without cuts.

    Hopefully the Blu-ray will include both version. Perhaps it is the US Theatrical Version set for 4k encoding. Note that the Unrated version does not contain any contentious material and the Theatrical Version may be the best anyway.

    Promotional Material

    Ride high on the Pineapple Express, the outrageously hysterical blockbuster from Judd Apatow, the director and screenwriter of Knocked Up. A lazy stoner (Seth Rogen) is the sole witness to a murder by an evil drug lord (Gary Cole) and a corrupt cop (Rosie Perez). Marked for death, he runs for his life, dragging his dazed dealer (James Franco) and his supplier (Danny McBride) with him on a hilarious pot-fueled adventure. Directed by David Gordon Green. Screenplay by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg.

     

    25th May

     Shopping: Man From Deep River...

    1972 Italy video nasty by Umberto Lenzi just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray with cuts for animal cruelty
    Link Here
    Man From Deep River Blu ray Man From Deep River (aka Deep River Savages) is a 1972 Italy horror romance by Umberto Lenzi.
    Starring Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai and Prasitsak Singhara. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Previously passed 18 after 3:45s of BBFC cuts

    Censorship History
    Banned by the BBFC for 1975 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1984. Passed 18 after extensive animal cruelty cuts for 2003 DVD. Slightly fewer cuts for 2016 DVD & Blu-ray. Uncut in the US.

    Promotional Material

    So shocking that, to this day, the British censors insist on culling some of the film s use of live animal 'performers' THE MAN FROM DEEP RIVER instigated the entire Italian cannibal movie trend. Indeed, long before CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST attempted its own blend of bloodshed and authority-upsetting horror, THE MAN FROM DEEP RIVER was carving out an influential and important path of its own. Directed by Umberto Lenzi, who later oversaw the arterial-gushing gore of CANNIBAL FEROX and EATEN ALIVE, THE MAN FROM DEEP RIVER introduces us to a British expat (essayed by genre veteran Ivan Rassimov) who gets into some bar-brawling trouble in Bangkok and flees to the Burmese border. Unfortunately, once there, he is captured by a primitive tribe who do not take too kindly to trespassers. On the plus side, though, at least he has the lovely tribal babe Me Me Lai (LAST CANNIBAL WORLD) to keep him company... but will their 'forbidden' love meet with further flesh-filleting fear?

    Filled with sicko-splatter sequences of torture and terror THE MAN FROM DEEP RIVER was an original UK Video Nasty and it returns to British shelves, in sanguine-splashed HD, for a very special 88 Films edition!

    Extras:

    • BRAND NEW HD Master
    • Uncompressed English Soundtrack
    • Uncompressed Italian Soundtrack with English Subtitles
    • Reversible Sleeve with alternative art
    • Includes a Collectible 300gsm Original Poster Post Card
    • Booklet Notes by Calum Waddell

     

    24th May

      Big Momma's House...

    Cutting Edge Quick Trims Episode 30. BBFC category cuts for a 12 rated cinema release
    Link Here
    Big Mamma's House Big Momma's House is a 2000 USA / Germany action crime comedy by Raja Gosnell.
    Starring Martin Lawrence, Nia Long and Paul Giamatti. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for a 12 rated cinema release in 2000.

    Summary Notes

    FBI agent Malcolm Turner is known best for being a brilliant, master of disguise. Malcolm's latest assignment sends him to small-town Georgia, where he's assigned to trap a brutal bank robber (and a recent prison escapee) who they suspect will be coming down to visit his ex-girlfriend Sherry and her son. Malcolm sets up a stakeout across from the home of a larger-than-life southern matriarch known as Big Momma, who's about to be visited by Sherry.

    See video from YouTube

     

    20th May

     Shopping: For Men Only/School for Sex...

    2016 film by Pete Walker just released on US DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Men Only School Sex For Men Only/School for Sex is a 2016 film by Pete Walker.
    Starring David Kernan, Andrea Allan and Derek Aylward.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Kino Lorber [For Men Only + School for Sex + School for Sex extra material] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th May 2016
    • 2016 Kino Lorber [For Men Only + School for Sex + School for Sex extra material] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th May 2016
    For Men Only is a 1968 UK short film by Pete Walker.
    Starring David Kernan, Andrea Allan and Derek Aylward. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts for an 'A' rated 1967 cinema release. Released as part of an 18 rated compilation on 2015 DVD. An extended version was releases in the US with added sex scenes. A full length version was created in Germany with extra scenes shot by a local director.

    School For Sex is a 1969 UK comedy by Pete Walker.
    Starring Derek Aylward, Rose Alba and Bob Andrews. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 1969 release. An unknown version was passed 18 for 1996 VHS. There are extra scenes short for a sexier continental version that have turned up as disk extras.

    Promotional Material

    "Before becoming the director of some of British cinema's most gruesome horror films (such as Frightmare, Schizo, and The Flesh and Blood Show), Pete Walker was a pioneer of the distinctively British sexploitation genre known as slap and tickle. As the codes of censorship began to relax in the mid-1960s, Walker was among the few enterprising filmmakers brazen enough to cater to the public's appetite for sexploitation, first as a burlesque club comedian, then as the producer of 8mm stag films for the collector's market (visually stark and gritty, but relatively tame by today's standards). Eventually, Walker made the transition to theatrical films, and his long and tumultuous career as a director was set in motion. An extended short, FOR MEN ONLY explores the naughty goings-on behind the scenes at the Puritan Magazine Group, a family-friendly publishing company that hides a tantalizing secret. In SCHOOL FOR SEX a smash hit when it appeared on the screens in London's West End a wealthy playboy (Derek Aylward) opens a finishing school for devious young women. This edition presents the standard UK cut, as well as more explicit nude scenes intended for release in more sexually liberated markets.

    Bonus Features: Get Cheeky, with Pete Walker, an interview documentary by Elijah Drenner (9 min.), School for Sex trailer (3 min.), School for Sex alternate continental footage (13 min.), Glamour Loops: Rare black-and-white nudie films made by Pete Walker (64 min.)

     

    20th May

     Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 50...

    Link Here
    Exorcist 40th Anniversary Blu ray Region The Exorcist, another interesting episode from the BBFC about the long running, but unofficial, ban of the home video release

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

    19th May

     Shopping: Candy...

    1968 France / Italy / USA comedy fantasy adventure by Christian Marquand, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Candy Marlon Brando Candy is a 1968 France / Italy / USA comedy fantasy adventure by Christian Marquand.
    Starring Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton and Charles Aznavour. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 Kino Lorber (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th May 2016
    • 2016 Kino Lorber R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th May 2016
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1969 X rated cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated for 2005 DVD. Uncut and R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Brand New 2K HD Restoration! Candy Christian (Ewa Aulin) is an innocent yet luscious high school student and when fate sends her on a far-out journey of sexual discovery - Candy on her trippy travels, encounters lust and lunacy at the hands of a drunken poet (Richard Burton), a Mexican gardener (Ringo Starr), a patriotic general (Walter Matthau), a mad surgeon (James Coburn), and a mystic guru (Marlon Brando). Can the world's most stalwart members get their own sweet piece of Candy? Or will a final freaky twist swallow her whole forever? John Astin, Charles Aznavour, John Huston, Elsa Martinelli, Florinda Bolkan, Anita Pallenberg, Enrico Maria Salerno and boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson co-star in this notoriously sexy '60s satire, featuring music by The Byrds and Steppenwolf and based on the novel by Terry Southern (Easy Rider) and Mason Hoffenberg that scandalized the decade! Screenplay by the great Buck Henry (The Graduate) and directed by actor Christian Marquand (Of Flesh and Blood).

    Bonus Features: Interview with Screenwriter Buck Henry | Interview with Film Critic and Historian Kim Morgan I Original Theatrical Trailer | Radio Spots

     

    18th May

     Shopping: Killer Force...

    1976 Ireland / Switzerland / USA action crime thriller by Val Guest, once cut for an A rating, just released on US DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Killer Force aka Diamond Mercenaries Killer Force (aka Diamond Mercenaries) is a 1976 Ireland / Switzerland / USA action crime thriller by Val Guest.
    Starring Telly Savalas, Peter Fonda and Hugh O'Brian. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 Kino Lorber (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th May 2016
    • 2016 Kino Lorber R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th May 2016

    UK Censorship History

    Passed 'AA' uncut for 1975 cinema release but later cut for an 'A' rated 1977 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    In this edge-of-the-seat action thriller, Telly Savalas (TV s Kojak) plays Harry Webb a ruthless security mastermind for an international diamond syndicate trying to stop the disappearance of millions of dollars worth of gems from a South African mine. Peter Fonda (92 in the Shade) is Webb s deputy, Mike Bradley, who has begun to realize how bloodthirsty his boss really is. With his girlfriend, Clare (Maud Adams, Octopussy), Bradley joins up with some ex-mercenaries, Major Chilton (Christopher Lee, The Oblong Box), John Lewis (Hugh O Brian, Ambush Bay) and Bopper Alexander (O.J. Simpson, Firepower) to plan a million-to-one-odds diamond heist. But Webb is keeping heavy surveillance on all happenings and nothing will stop him from destroying everyone involved. Top-notch direction by the great Val Guest (The Quatermass Xperiment, The Day the Earth Caught Fire).

    Bonus Feature: Original Theatrical Trailer