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25th September

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1986 Australia action drama by Brian Trenchard-Smith, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
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Dead End Drive Blu ray Manning Dead End Drive-In is a 1986 Australia action drama by Brian Trenchard-Smith.
With Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry and Peter Whitford. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex and violence for:

  • 2016 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th September 2016
There is also a US release.

Reviews

UK Censorship History

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut and 15 rated since 2013 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Promotional Material

THE PRICE OF ADMISSION IS THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

One of Quentin Tarantino s favourite directors, Brian Trenchard-Smith was a key figure in the Ozploitation movement, responsible for The Man from Hong Kong, Stunt Rock, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits... and dystopian cult classic Dead-End Drive In!

Set in a near-future where the economy has crumbled and violent gangs play havoc in the streets, the powers-that-be have decided to lure the delinquent youth into drive-in cinemas and keep them there. No longer just a place to watch trashy movies and make out, these outdoor picture shows have become concentration camps for the unruly and unwanted.

With its day-glo colour scheme, new wave soundtrack and extraordinary stunt work, Dead-End Drive-In is in the tradition of Ozploitation milestones Mad Max and The Cars That Ate Paris only very, very eighties.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film materials
  • High Definition (1080p) Presentation
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Audio commentary by director Brian Trenchard-Smith
  • The Stuntmen, Trenchard Smith s classic television documentary on Grant Page (Mad Max, Road Games) and other Australian stunt performers
  • Hospitals Don t Burn Down, Trenchard-Smith s 1978 public information film told in pure Ozploitation fashion
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

    First pressing only: fully-illustrated collector s booklet containing writing on the films by Cullen Gallagher and Neil Mitchell

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    21st September

     Reviewed: Aliens...

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    1986 US/UK Sci-Fi by James Cameron just released on US Blu-ray as a 30th Anniversary Edition
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    Aliens Anniversary Blu ray Weaver Sigourney Aliens is a 1986 US/UK Sci-Fi by James Cameron.
    With Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Carrie Henn. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 20th Century Fox 30th Anniversary Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th September 2016

    Update: Review from Jon: A forgettable anniversary

    ALIENS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION that is now on sale in the USA from Amazon.com, contains nothing new from the previous release.

    It's the same print, with the same extras and content, and includes both the original Theatrical Edition of the film (137m) and the Special Edition (154m) as well. Other than different cover artwork, some reasonably nice artcards, a Digital Download of the Theatrical Version only, and a code to stream a short featurette on the film's 30th Anniversary (which isn't even working, and which is only available for a short time - so will eventually be removed from availability from Fox's site), it's just not worth paying for!

    Oh, and it's Region A locked, as well!

    Versions
    No BBFC or MPAA cuts. Previously 18 rated but reduced to 15 by the BBFC in 2014.

    There is a Theatrical Version and a Director's cut but it is not yet clear which will be included in this release.

    Summary Notes

    The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

     

    20th September

     Shopping: Raising Cain...

    1992 USA crime thriller by Brian De Palma just released on US Blu-ray with a Director's Cut
    Link Here
    Raising Cain Collectors Blu ray Lithgow Raising Cain is a 1992 USA crime thriller by Brian De Palma.
    Starring John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich and Steven Bauer. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 Shout! Factory [Theatrical + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th September 2016

    There is also a UK release

    Reviews

    • See review from dvdtalk.com : " Die-hard fans may see this "Director's Cut" as an improvement or, at the very least, a new interpretation of something they've seen dozens of times before. I wasn't as impressed with the changes "
    • See review from mcbastardsmausoleum.blogspot.com : " The new recut is a vast improvement as it has a more natural flow "

    Versions

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and a re-ordered Director's Cut.

    See review from mcbastardsmausoleum.blogspot.com :

    The Director's Cut which is actually a re cut assembled by fan Peet Gelderblom, who in 2012 discovered that the movie was re-sequenced by De Palma in post-production, which dramatically changed the structure of the movie. After obtaining the original script Gelderblom set about re-sequencing it to reflect De Palma's original vision for the movie. The end result is a more fluid version of the movie which while unfortunately not incorporating any additional footage does flow much differently, the flashbacks, the dream sequences and storylines marry together much better, this is a superior version of the film, though it is not the miracle cure.

    Director Brian De Palma was not involved in the creation of the Director's Cut but has watched it and approved it.

    Summary Notes

    Jenny Nix, wife of eminent child psychologist Carter Nix, becomes increasingly concerned about her husband's seemingly obsessive concern over the upbringing of their daughter. Her own adulterous affair with an old flame, however, causes her to neglect her motherly duties until a spate of local kidnapings forces her to accept the possibility that he may be trying to recreate the twisted mind-control experiments of his discreditied psychologist father.

     

    18th September

     Shopping: Exterminator 2...

    1984 USA action crime thriller by Mark Buntzman set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 10th October 2016 with previous BBFC cuts just waived
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    Exterminator 2 Blu ray Robert Ginty Exterminator 2 is a 1984 USA action crime thriller by Mark Buntzman.
    Starring Robert Ginty, Mario Van Peebles and Deborah Geffner. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gore, violence after previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    • 2016 101 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th October 2016
    • 2016 101 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th October 2016

    UK Censorship History

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1984 and the follow up VHS.

    The BBFC cuts were waived for 2016 18 rated DVD.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Exterminator 2

    Promotional Material

    For the first time available in the UK on Blu-Ray.

    John Eastland (Robert Ginty) is back and hes cleaning up the urban jungle again but this time, hes going to do it right.

    When his brother is fried alive by The Exterminator during a hold-up attempt, the satanic X (Mario Van Peebles) and his gang decides to get even and eliminate The Exterminator. The marauders unleash a campaign of violence and barbarism and, as they terrify the populace, it appears they may be invincible. But they make a terrible mistake they cripple The Exterminators girlfriend and its a mistake they quickly regret.

    Donning an Army jacket and metal mast and arming himself with his flamethrower, The Exterminator takes to the wheel of his garbage truck and sets to clear out the city of its malignant human refuse. In a confrontation of all-consuming fury, the warlords meet their match

    Extras:

    • · Reversible sleeve
    • · Poster
    • · Interview with William Sachs (writer)

     

    18th September

     Shopping: The Ring Two...

    2005 USA horror mystery by Hideo Nakata, once cut for a US PG-13 rating, just released on US DVD
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    Ring Two Watts Naomi The Ring Two is a 2005 USA horror mystery by Hideo Nakata.
    Starring Naomi Watts, David Dorfman and Sissy Spacek. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Paramount (R1) DVD at US Amazon released on 13th September 2016
    US Censorship History
    The Theatrical Version was cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. This version was released in the UK for cinema and DVD with a 15 rating. There is also a US uncut MPAA Unrated version.

    Summary Notes

    A high school student named Jake tries to make his girlfriend Emily watch a cursed tape. But then Jake finds out that Emily covered her eyes and didn't watch the tape, and then Jake is killed by Samara Morgan (from the first The Ring movie). Rachel Keller learns of Jake's death and finds his twisted body in the back of an ambulance. Rachel then realizes she once again has to save her son Aidan from Samara the evil ghost child.

     

    17th September

     Shopping: The Horrible Dr. Hichcock...

    1962 Italy horror by Riccardo Freda, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US DVD and Blu-ray
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    Horrible Dr Hichcock Barbara Steele The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (aka The Terror of Doctor Hichcock) is a 1962 Italy horror by Riccardo Freda (as Robert Hampton).
    Starring Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng and Silvano Tranquilli. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Olive Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th September 2016
    • 2016 Olive Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th September 2016

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1963 cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated for 1985 VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    "From director Robert Hampton, (Lust Of The Vampire) comes The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (L orrible segreto del Dr. Hichcock), the twisted and terrifying tale of Dr. Bernard Hichcock (Robert Flemyng, The Quiller Memorandum) whose secret desires and perverse passions lead to the death of his wife, Margaret (Teresa Fitzgerald, Class of Iron).

     

    17th September

     Shopping: Mankillers...

    1987 USA action film by David A Prior just released on US DVD and Blu-ray
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    Mankillers Edd Byrnes Mankillers is a 1987 USA action film by David A Prior.
    Starring Edd Byrnes, Gail Fisher and Edy Williams. BBFC link IMDb

    US: An unknown version is MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Olive Films (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th September 2016
    • 2016 Olive Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th September 2016
    Olive Films gives the disclaimer:
    Mankillers is presented using the best available elements provided by Slasher // Video. Not sourced from an HD Master; remastered from PAL Beta SP and upconverted to BluRay and DVD specifications.

    In fact the film is about 4 minutes shorter than would be expected for an uncut version. However that could be explained by PAL to NTSC conversions.

    Promotional Material

    "A female homage to The Dirty Dozen, Mankillers features a rag tag group of bottom feeders murderers, thieves and other assorted miscreants who, unless they coalesce into a lean, mean fighting machine to stop a rogue agent and the drug cartel that employs him, have the option of a prison cell or the electric chair. It s wall-to-wall action and adventure in Mankillers.

     

    16th September

     Shopping: Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection...

    Set just released on all region US Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Hammer Horror 8 Film Collection Blu ray Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection consists of:
    • Brides of Dracula
    • The Curse of the Werewolf
    • The Phantom of the Opera
    • The Kiss of the Vampire
    • Paranoiac
    • Nightmare
    • Night Creatures
    • The Evil of Dr. Frankenstein,

    US: MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Universal Hammer Horror 8 Film Collection R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th September 2016
    Brides of Dracula is a 1960 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    With Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt and Yvonne Monlaur. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for cinema release but uncut thereafter. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Curse of the Werewolf is a 1961 UK horror film by Terence Fisher.
    With Clifford Evans, Oliver Reed and Yvonne Romain. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1961 cinema release. A less cut BBC version turned up in 1995. Cuts waived for DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    The Phantom of the Opera is a 1962 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    With Herbert Lom, Heather Sears and Edward de Souza. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an A rating on cinema release but uncut for home video
    Kiss of the Vampire is a 1963 UK horror by Don Sharp.
    With Clifford Evans, Edward de Souza and Noel Willman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC or 1963 cinema release. Uncut for home video in the US and UK. A longer version was shown at the Barbican cinema but this hasn't appeared on Home Video
    Paranoic is a 1963 UK horror by Freddie Francis.
    With Janette Scott, Oliver Reed and Sheila Burrell. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1963. The same cut version has been released since
    Nightmare is a 1964 UK horror thriller by Freddie Francis.
    With David Knight, Moira Redmond and Jennie Linden. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for its 1964 cinema release. The consensus is that US and European DVD releases are uncut
    Night Creatures (aka Captain Clegg) is a 1962 UK horror mystery adventure by Peter Graham Scott.
    Starring Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain and Patrick Allen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut in the UK and US. Home videos are noted as running around 80m but the BBFC noted an unlikely running time of 105 minutes for 1962 cinema release
    The Evil of Frankenstein is a 1964 UK horror film by Freddie Francis
    With Peter Cushing and Peter Woodthorpe. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The BBFC cut the cinema release but waived the cuts for DVD. There also exists a cut US TV version.

    Promotional Material

    The chilling movies from the Hammer Films studio during the 1940s and 1950s have been scaring audiences worldwide with their use of ominous and supernatural elements which foretold the coming of doom. Relive the chilling fear with some of their best classic stories in the Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection showcasing monsters that helped shape the modern day characters we love to be frightened by today. Featuring Brides of Dracula, The Curse of the Werewolf, The Phantom of the Opera, The Kiss of the Vampire, Paranoiac, Nightmare, Night Creatures and The Evil of Dr. Frankenstein, it's absolutely a must have for the house of Hammer horror collector!

     

    15th September

     Shopping: Evil Dead 2...

    1987 US horror by Sam Raimi, cut by the MPAA and BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Evil Dead Blu ray Digital HD Evil Dead II is a 1987 US horror by Sam Raimi
    With Bruce Campbell and Sarah Berry. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 LIONSGATE RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th September 2016
    Censorship History
    Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases. UK DVD and Blu-ray is the same as the cut US release although the rating was downgraded to 15 in 2003. An extended version was released in Germany in September 2013.

    Summary Review: Hands Off

    In this sequel to The Evil Dead , a young couple chance upon the same remote Tennessee cabin as in the original, unleashing the forces of evil with horrific consequences for themselves and their friends. The only survivor, Ash (Bruce Campbell, who also starred in the first film), deranged after having to dismember his possessed, dead girlfriend, fights back with a chainsaw.

    Raimi and company (armed with a bigger budget and over the top special effects) bring us the second instalment of the Evil Dead series.

    This film focuses more on black humor and camp instead of shock and horror. Technically this film is far superior to the one that was released a few years back and in many ways it's a better film.

    A fun movie. Highly recommended!

     

    14th September

     Shopping: Tenebrae...

    1982 Italian video nasty by Dario Argento just released on US DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Tenebrae Anthony Franciosa Tenebrae is a 1982 Italy horror mystery thriller by Dario Argento.
    Starring Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma and Christian Borromeo. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Synapse Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th September 2016
    • 2016 Synapse Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th September 2016

    Reviews

    • See article from dvdtalk.com : " Weirdness on-top of weirdness, this is the kind of stuff you will only find in these Italian whodunits, love it "
    Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC by 4s for cinema release. This cut version was then banned on VHS as a video nasty. The film was cut for 2000 VHS. BBFC cuts were waived in 2003 by but the release suffered print damage. However a fully uncut version was released on UK DVD and Blu-ray in 2003.

    Promotional Material

    American mystery author Peter Neal ( Anthony Franciosa ) comes to Italy to promote his newest novel, TENEBRAE . Unfortunately, a razor-wielding serial killer is on the loose, taunting Neal and murdering those around him in gruesome fashion just like the character in his novel. As the mystery surrounding the killings spirals out of control, Neal investigates the crimes on his own, leading to a mind-bending, genre-twisting conclusion that will leave you breathless! Featuring an amazing synth-music score from Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli and Massimo Morante (formerly of Italian progressive-rock band, Goblin ), this all-new TENEBRAE release was created from the original uncut camera negative. Also stars John Saxon (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), Daria Nicolodi (Dario Argento's PHENOMENA) and John Steiner (CALIGULA).

    Special Features :
    • English and Italian language tracks with new removable subtitle tracks for both
    • International theatrical trailer
    • Audio Commentary Track from film critic and Argento Scholar, Maitland McDonagh

     

    12th September

     Shopping: No, My Darling Daughter...

    1961 UK comedy by Ralph Thomas just released on UK DVD
    Link Here
    No My Darling Daughter DVD No My Darling Daughter is a 1961 UK comedy by Ralph Thomas.
    Starring Michael Redgrave, Michael Craig and Roger Livesey. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed PG uncut for brief nudity, mild innuendo, drug reference for:

    • 2016 Strawberry/Spirit Entertainment (SPXXX) R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th September 2016
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were required for a 1961 U rated cinema release.

    It is not clear whether 1961 cuts have persisted to this release. BBFC cuts from the this period are more often then not permanent.

    Summary Notes

    Juliet Mills plays the vivacious daughter of a wealthy international industrialist who runs away with a playboy millionaire, but falls in love with the hard-working young man who has been sent to bring her back.

     

    12th September

     Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 57...

    Link Here
    Something Wild DVD Jeff Daniels Something Wild on the border between 15 and 18

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

    11th September

     Shopping: Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection...

    2016 film and TV set just released on US Blu-ray, 3 films have different versions
    Link Here
    Star Anniversary Movie Collection Blu ray Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection is a 2016 film and TV set

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    • 2016 Paramount RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th September 2016
    There are no version details for this release. Films with alternative versions are:

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a 1979 US Sci-Fi by Robert Wise.
    With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    The film exists in 3 versions. The Theatrical Version. There was an extended version for TV and then a Director's Edition was created in 2001.
    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
    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.
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is a 1991 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Nicholas Meyer.
    Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as in 3 versions, a special edition, an extended version and the theatrical version.

     

    10th September

     Update: More Evil Dead...

    Fede Alvarez reveals plans for the release of an Extended Cut.
    Link Here  full story: Evil Dead...Remake re-awakens the franchise
      evil dead 2013 remake Evil Dead is a 2013 USA horror by Fede Alvarez.
    Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Jessica Lucas. IMDb

    Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

    Director Fede Alvarez has been active on the PR circuit of late with his latest film,  Don't Breathe, being a hit. During a promotional interview he announced that:

    [The 'Evil Dead'] extended cut will come out on blu-ray. Just a few hours ago we talked about the study and it seems that Halloween will be available.

    The theatrical version of Evil Dead was cut to obtain an R rating so there is certainly some additional material available. Actually an extended version was accidentally broadcast on Channel 4, so fans have been keenly awaiting an official release.

     

    10th September

     Shopping: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls...

    1970 USA comedy by Russ Meyer, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Beyond Valley Dolls Blu ray Meyer Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is a 1970 USA comedy music film by Russ Meyer.
    Starring Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers and Marcia McBroom. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2016 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th September 2016
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1970 cinema release. Cut again for 18 rated 1989 VHS. Passed 18 uncut since 2003 DVD. Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    When Easy Rider rewrote the box-office rulebook in 1969, Hollywood scrambled to catch up and 20th Century Fox noticed that one particular independent filmmaker was seeing impressive returns from tiny investments. So what would happen if he was given a decent budget and the run of a Hollywood studio and told to make the ultimate Russ Meyer film?

    Well, this is the result: an initially X-rated cult camp classic about an all-female rock band trying to parlay Midwestern success into a Hollywood contract with the aid of a hefty inheritance. But will they be able to maintain their trademark apple-pie wholesomeness under their new manager, the notorious Ronnie Z-Man Barzell? Take a wild guess.

    Co-scripted by film critic Roger Ebert, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is a merciless satire of Hollywood and the music business, a no-holds-barred psychedelic thrill-ride that gleefully stirs sex, drugs, rock n roll, fashion, lesbianism, transvestism and Nazis into one of the most riotously unhinged mainstream films ever made.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Separate music and effects track
  • Audio commentary by co-screenwriter Roger Ebert
  • Audio commentary by cast members Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Harrison Page, John La Zar and Erica Gavin
  • Introduction by John La Zar:Above, Beneath and Beyond the Valley: The Making of a Musical-Horror-Sex-Comedy
  • Look On Up at the Bottom, with composer Stu Phillips discussing the film s music
  • The Best of Beyond, favourite moments selected by cast and crew members
  • Sex, Drugs, Music & Murder: Signs of the Time, Baby!, a look at the late 1960s culture that spawned Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
  • Casey & Roxanne: The Love Scene, discussed by participants Erica Gavin and Cynthia Myers
  • Screen tests for Michael Blodgett, Cynthia Myers, Harrison Page, Marcia McBroom
  • High Definition photo galleries
  • Multiple trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two original artworks
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    9th September

     Shopping: Road House...

    1989 USA action thriller by Rowdy Herrington, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
    Link Here
    House Collectors Blu ray Patrick Swayze Road House is a 1989 USA action thriller by Rowdy Herrington.
    Starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch and Sam Elliott. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 Shout! Factory (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th September 2016
    UK Censorship History
    Uncut for UK cinema release. Cut by the BBFC for VHS. Uncut on DVD. Uncut in the US

    Promotional Material

    Dalton (Patrick Swayze) is the best bar bouncer in the business, but he's anything but typical. He’s a little small for his trade, has a degree in philosophy and he believes in being nice. But when he's hired to clean up the Double Deuce in the small town of Jasper, he’s pushed to his breaking point.

     

    8th September

     Shopping: Hammer Film Double Feature...

    The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll + The Gorgon just released on US Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Hammer Film Double Feature Blu ray Hammer Film Double Feature consists of:
    • The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
    • The Gorgon

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Mill Creek [The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll + The Gorgon] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th September 2016
    The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll is a 1960 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    With Paul Massie, Dawn Addams and Christopher Lee. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1960 cinema release. Also cut for the original theatrical release. Uncut on home video in both the US and UK.
    The Gorgon is a 1964 UK horror by Terrence Fisher.
    With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Richard Pasco. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1964 cinema release. It is not clear if these cuts persisted onto home video which was 15 rated for 1986 VHS and then 12 rated for 2010 DVD.

     

    7th September

     Shopping: Hammer Film Double Feature...

    Revenge of Frankenstein + The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb just released on US DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Hammer Film Double Feature Frankenstein Hammer Film Double Feature consisting of:
    • Revenge of Frankenstein
    • The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb  is a 2016 film by

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Mill Creek Double Feature (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th September 2016
    The Revenge of Frankenstein is a 1958 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    With Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews and Eunice Gayson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release. Uncut on home video, 15 rated on VHS, but 12 rated on DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb is a 1964 UK horror thriller by Michael Carreras.
    Starring Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard and Fred Clark. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut in the UK and US.

     

    6th September

     Shopping: The Walking Dead Season 6...

    US TV horror by Greg Nicotero set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 26th September 2016 with an Extended Version on Blu-ray featuring the immortal line 'fuck-fucking-fuckedy-fuck'
    Link Here
    Walking Dead Season 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:

    • Entertainment One [with extended version of Episode 16] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th September 2016
    • Entertainment One [no extended version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th September 2016
    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.

    See Episode 16: pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com . The Season finale was reworked with 23 extra utterances f the word 'fuck' and its variations. A good example being a scene with the alternative dialogue line:

    I'm gonna beat the holy fuck-fucking-fuckedy-fuck (hell) outta one of you.

    See Episode 10: Pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com . Episode 10 also suffered cuts for TV with the uncut version replacing Rick saying: No, not this guy with the more aggressive: No, fuck this guy!

    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

     

    5th September

     Shopping: Ghostbusters...

    2016 USA action comedy by Paul Feig set for US Blu-ray and DVD release on 11th October 2016 with an Extended Version on Blu-ray only
    Link Here
    Ghostbusters Blu ray Cecily Strong Ghostbusters is a 2016 USA action comedy by Paul Feig.
    Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon. IMDb

    US: The Extended Version is uncut and presumably MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Sony [Extended + Theatrical Versions] RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th October 2016
    • 2016 Sony [Extended + Theatrical Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th October 2016

    US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for supernatural action and some crude humor for:

    • 2016 Sony [Theatrical Version only] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 11th October 2016

    Versions

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version which is about 16 minutes longer.

    The Australian film censors give a clue about the differences by rating the extended version as M (PG-15) for coarse language. By comparison the Theatrical Version was given an Australian PG, presumably free of coarse language.

    There's no news yet on the UK release but it is a fairly safe bet that it will follow the US pattern with an Extended Version on Blu-ray only.

    Promotional Material

    Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return with Director Paul Feig's unique and hilarious take on the classic, supernatural comedy, led by the freshest minds in comedy today, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. Together they team-up to save Manhattan from a sudden invasion of spirits, spooks and slime that engulfs the city. Robert Abele of TheWrap says, "This new A-team of ghostbusters are fresh and funny."

     

    4th September

     Shopping: Jaws Box Set...

    2 films in the series were once cut by the BBFC, just released uncut on UK Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Jaws Box Set Revenge Blu ray Jaws Box Set includes:
    • Jaws 2
    • Jaws 3
    • Jaws: The Revenge

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

    • 2016 Universal [Jaws 2,3,4] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd August 2016
    Jaws 2 is a 1978 USA horror adventure thriller by Jeannot Szwarc.
    Starring Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary and Murray Hamilton. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release
    Jaws III is a 1983 USA horror by Joe Alves.
    Starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong and Simon MacCorkindale. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
    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.
    Jaws: The Revenge is a 1987 USA horror by Joseph Sargent.
    Starring Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest and Mario Van Peebles. BBFC link IMDb
    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

    Bonus Features: Jaws 2 : • Deleted Scenes • The Making of Jaws 2 • Jaws 2: A Portrait by Actor Keith Gordon • John Williams: The Music of Jaws 2 • The “French” Joke • Storyboards • Theatrical Trailers Jaws 3: Jaws 3 in 3D! - See Jaws 3 the way it was originally shown in theaters to experience a third dimension in terror. Jaws: The Revenge: Alternate Ending

     

    29th August

     Shopping: Blood Diner...

    1987 USA comedy horror by Jackie Kong, still cut in the UK, set for uncut US Blu-ray release on 27th September 2016
    Link Here
    Blood Diner Blu ray Rick Burks Blood Diner is a 1987 USA comedy horror by Jackie Kong.
    Starring Rick Burks, Carl Crew and Roger Dauer. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 LIONSGATE RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th September 2016
    UK Censorship History

    Substantially cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1989 VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the the US.

    Promotional Material

    LIMITED COLLECTION EDITION - one run only!
    NEW Vestron Video Collectors edition packaging.
    UNRATED VERSION Never before on Blu Ray.
    A MUST HAVE for any cult classic collector.
    Restored and remastered.

    The Namtut brothers run the most popular restaurant in town. But their delicious recipes contain nothing less than the victims of their after- hours sorcery. Possessed by the spirit of their demonic uncle Anwar, the brothers are attempting to resurrect the ancient and deadly Sheeter, goddess of blood and lust. --Lionsgate

    Vestron Video has been a leader in providing the most unique and wide-ranging selection of films. We honor the spirit of Vestron Video by presenting the Vestron Video Collector s Series - a line of classic genre films newly remastered and with a wealth of supplementary features.

    Special Features Descriptions:

    • Audio Commentary with Director Jackie Kong.
    • Queen Kong - An in-depth interview with Director Jackie Kong that looks at the challenges and rewards of her time making low-budget films in the 1980s.
    • The Cook, The Uncle, and The Detective Memories of the production featuring members of the cast including Carl Crew, Roger Dauer, and Drew Godderis
    • Open For Business. The origins of Blood Diner are revealed featuring interviews with Writer Michael Sonye, Producer Jimmy Maslon, and Creative Consultant Bill Osco.
    • Scoring For Sheetar A look at the memorable music from the film, including an interview with Composer Don Preston.
    • You Are What They Eat The gruesome & bloody visuals are detailed with Director of Photography Jürg Walther.
    • Archival Interview with Project Consultant Eric Caidin.
    • Theatrical Trailer.
    • TV Spots.
    • Radio Spots.
    • Still Gallery.

     

    27th August

     Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 56: Clockwork Orange...

    Link Here
    Clockwork Orange DVD Malcolm McDowell Uncut by the BBFC but generated enough censorship material to form most of a Stanley Kubrick archive

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

    22nd August

     Shopping: The Driller Killer...

    1979 famed video nasty by Abel Ferrara set for UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 28th November 2016
    Link Here
    Driller Killer Steelbook Blu ray The Driller Killer Steelbook is a 2016 film by Abel Ferrara.
    Starring Abel Ferrara.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

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

    There is also a UK release

    Promotional Material

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

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

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

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Limited Edition SteelBook featuring original artwork (2500 copies)
  • Brand new restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author of Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
  • Brand new interview with Ferrara
  • Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45
  • Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara s feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the UK for the first time ever
  • Trailer
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens
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    21st August

     Shopping: Empresses in the Palace...

    2012 China historical TV series by Hao Ning just released on UK DVD
    Link Here
    Empresses Palace DVD Sun Li Empresses in the Palace (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.

     

    20th August

     Shopping: The Martian...

    2015 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Ridley Scott set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 3rd October 2016 in an Extended Edition
    Link Here
    Martian Extended Blu ray Matt Damon The Martian is a 2015 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Ridley Scott.
    Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Extended Edition was passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language, injury detail for:

    • 2016 20th Century Fox Home Ent. RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 3rd October 2016
    • 2016 20th Century Fox Home Ent. R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 3rd October 2016
    Versions
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended version, both 12 rated by the BBFC.

    Note though that a commentary track for the Extended Version was passed 15 so this would make the DVD/Blu-ray release 15 rated if included)

    Promotional Material

    Matt Damon stars in this award-winning sci-fi comedy drama directed by Ridley Scott. During a mission to Mars, a crew of NASA astronauts are caught in a storm that leaves Mark Watney (Damon) missing and presumed dead. As the rest of the crew return to Earth, Watney awakens to find himself surrounded by the desolate landscape of the red planet. With no way to communicate the news of his survival back to Earth, Watney must figure out a way to prolong his life expectancy until the next NASA mission visits the planet in approximately four years. The all-star cast includes Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Jessica Chastain and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film won Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy and Best Actor - Musical Or Comedy (Damon) and was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Visual Effects and Best Actor (Damon).