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Shopping: The Wild Pussycat/The Deserter...

1969 Greece crime film by Dimis Dadiras just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here 16th March 2019
Double bill by Dimi Dadiras and Christos Kefalas.
Starring Kostas Prekas, Gisela Dali and Maria Foka.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2019 Mondo Macabro [The Wild Pussycat, Export + Greek versions + The Deserter] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th March 2019
The Wild Pussycat (Kafti ekdikisis) is a 1969 Greece crime film by Dimis Dadiras.
Starring Kostas Prekas, Gisela Dali and Maria Foka. IMDb
Exists as a cut Greek version and an uncut Export Version
The Deserter (O lipotaktis) is a 1970 Italy / Greece romance by Christos Kefalas.
Starring Hristos Politis, Franca Parisi and Stephanos Stratigos. IMDb
There are no censorship issues save that there is a shorter TV version.

Promotional Material

Mondo Macabro's Exploitation Double Bill Release THE WILD PUSSYCAT plus THE DESERTER

The WILD PUSSYCAT is an unsung classic of exploitation cinema. Produced in Greece in 1968, it was not officially released there until 1972 and then only in a cut and compromised version. The simple plot concerns a women whose sister was exploited and driven to suicide by a sleazy pimp. In order to get revenge on him the woman seduces the man, drugs him and imprisons him in a sound proofed room, tormenting him through a large one way mirror (he can see out, no-one can see in) by performing sultry strip tease dances and having sex with men and women while he can only look on, helpless to stop it or join in. Her final vengeance on him is so shocking it raises eyebrows even today.

In spite of its lurid subject matter and explicit visuals, THE WILD PUSSYCAT was not a low budget quickie with a cast of unknowns and a first time film maker. It was directed by Dimi Dadiras, one of the most successful director/producers of the period, and it features one of the big stars of Greek cinema - Gisela Dali, known in her day as "the Greek Bardot".

The Blu-ray includes both the 1972 Greek version (with much of the sex removed and a plot featuring a drug dealing con inserted) and the full on, uncut export version. So essentially there are three films on the disc.

THE DESERTER, a rarely seen Greek production from 1970, is a fascinating and powerful film about a young soldier who escapes from a seemingly endless war only to find himself trapped in an emotional and sexual battle between two desperate women. One of them, Ermina (played by Italian star Franca Parisi), is stuck in a loveless marriage with a boorish farmer who plans to make his fortune by selling cheap hootch to soldiers. The other - much younger - woman, seems to live in a bizarre and dangerous fantasy world. She is played by famous Greek singing star Alexandra Kyriakaki. The great Gisela Dali "the Greek Brigitte Bardot" also stars in this production, in a small but unforgettable role as a witch who casts a love spell on the soldier.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Brand new HD transfers from negative.
Newly created English subtitles.
Greek version and uncut export version (WILD PUSSYCAT).
Trailers.
Promo art video presentation.
Mondo Macabro previews.

 

 

Shopping: Cannibal Terror...

1980 Spain / France video nasty by Alain Deruelle just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here 14th March 2019
Cannibal Terror is a 1980 Spain / France crime horror thriller by Alain Deruelle (as AW Steeve), Olivier Mathot (uncredited)...
Starring Silvia Solar, Gérard Lemaire and Pamela Stanford. BBFC link IMDb
Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Passed 18 uncut in 2003 for DVD
UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:

Promotional Material

First there was CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980)... Then came CANNIBAL FEROX (1981)... But somewhere in France, someone was already hatching a plot to cash-in on the Italian intestinal classics with CANNIBAL TERROR (1981). With no budget, no professional actors and no flights to Amazonia, CANNIBAL TERROR instead gives us Deodato and Lenzi on a cash-strapped level and the end result is THE ROOM of cannibal movies!! Brilliant, banal and blood-soaked late night entertainment, CANNIBAL TERROR was also one of the infamous 'video nasties' in the UK - showing that our beloved censors and moral guardians have little in the way of a sense of humour! However, this torrid tale of stranded tourists being hunted by hungry natives is a work of demented genius that words can barely do service to - and it is our great pleasure to offer audiences another chance to see CANNIBAL TERROR, this time in a delirious HD special edition!

 

 

Shopping: Kalifornia...

1993 USA crime thriller by Dominic Sena, once cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 11th March 2019
Kalifornia is a 1993 USA crime thriller by Dominic Sena.
Starring Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis and Kathy Larson. BBFC link IMDb
Uncut and 18 rated in the UK. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but was later released uncut and MPAA Unrated.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Kalifornia

US: The Uncut version is MPAA Unrated:
US: The US version is cut and MPAA R rated:
  • 2019 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition [US Theatrical + Uncut versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 5th March 2019

Promotional Material

When urban intellectuals Brian (Duchovny) and Carrie (Forbes) set out on a cross-country trip to research a book about serial killers, they share the ride with a couple they barely know Early Grayce (Pitt) and his girlfriend Adele (Lewis). Locked in a car hurtling westward, the four travelers struggle to find some common ground. But when they finally do connect, Early's violent nature abruptly emerges and the terrified Brian and Carrie realize that they don't need to go very far to learn about ruthless killers ... because they are already face-to-face with one!

Bonus Features

  • NEW Interview With Director Dominic Sena
  • Includes Both The Theatrical Cut And The Unrated Cut
  • Original Featurette
  • Cast Interviews
  • Trailers and TV Spots

 

 

Monty Python's Life of Brian...

BBFC rating reduced from 15 to 12 for a 2019 cinema release


Link Here 10th March 2019
Monty Python's Life of Brian is a 1979 UK comedy by Terry Jones.
Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Michael Palin. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Passed AA uncut by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release. Some local authorities overruled the BBFC rating and banned the cinema release in their areas. Passed 15 uncut for home video. Later the BBFC rating was reduced to 12A for 2019 cinema release.

Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. Banned from 1979 cinema release in Ireland, Singapore and Norway.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Monty Python's Life of Brian

Tick Small 12A Small UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, nudity, comic violence ( 93:42s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

The story of Brian of Nazareth, born on the same day as Jesus of Nazareth, who takes a different path in life that leads to the same conclusion. Brian joins a political resistance movement aiming to get the Romans out of Judea. Brian scores a victory of sorts when he manages to paint political slogans on an entire wall in the city of Jerusalem. The movement is not very effective but somehow Brian becomes a prophet and gathers his own following. His fate is sealed however and he lives a very short life.

 

 

Shopping: Sister Street Fighter Collection...

film set by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi and Shigehiro Ozawa just released uncut on US Blu-ray but not a good idea to import


Link Here 10th March 2019
Sister Street Fighter Collection is a film set by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi and Shigehiro Ozawa.
Starring Sonny Chiba, Etsuko Shiomi and Asao Uchida.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2019 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray released on 5th March 2019

There is also a UK release that has been cut for reasons of child protection

Sister Street Fighter is a 1974 Japanese film by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi.
With Etsuko Shihomi, Emi Hayakawa and Sanae Ôhori. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The US R rated version was further cut by the BBFC for 1986 18 rated VHS. The film was passed 18 uncut for 2019 18 rated home video.
Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By a Thread is a 1974 Japan action crime film by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi.
Starring Etsuko Shiomi, Tamayo Mitsukawa and Michiyo Bandô. BBFC link IMDb
Rightfully cut by the BBFC for 18 rated Blu-ray in 2019. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but surely not a good idea to import it into the UK.

BBFC Cuts required to remove potentially indecent images of a child.

Thanks to James:

The villain of the movie has a large framed photo of a reclining naked pre-pubescent girl hung up on their wall in the background of a scene and is pretty prominent throughout, probably talking up half of the screen space.

So it's not really a surprise that it's been cut. In fact I'm curious how they have handled the cuts because it's prolonged and prominent enough that removing all frames with it in would render the scene un-watchable. I'm assuming they will have to mask it out rather than remove the footage (which is probably why they haven't mentioned the length of the cuts).

Arrow commented:

We would like to take this opportunity to let UK fans know that our upcoming release of Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By A Thread, will be censored (not cut) in one scene. This is due to a potentially indecent image of a minor used as set decoration in the lair of one of the villains - visible in one shot for approximately 31 seconds which the BBFC advised breached the Protection of Children Act 1978.

As this scene features important expository dialogue, instead of cutting it out completely we have decided to zoom into the other half of the frame, cropping out the offending part of the image entirely. The US edition will be unaffected.

Apart from this, all four films in the set will be released for the first time in the UK in all their bloody, bone-snapping uncut glory, including the gore and weapons scenes cut from previous UK releases of the first film! The US edition will be unaffected.

Arrow also noted that the company originally intended to implement the cuts by blurring the picture. However the BBFC would not allow this and so the company implemented the cuts by reframing.

Promotional Material

After the massive success of The Street Fighter , the Toei Company decided to build a new karate series around a female lead, and cast a young actress who had appeared in a cameo role alongside her mentor Sonny Chiba. Still a teenager at the time, Etsuko Shihomi exploded onscreen in her first leading role and created a new character type: a tough fighter who was fierce, fearless, good-hearted, and decidedly non-sexualised, a departure from Toei s typical formula.

In 1974 s Sister Street Fighter , Shihomi is the half-Chinese, half-Japanese Li Koryu, who travels to Yokohama to investigate the disappearance of her brother, an undercover cop. Li discovers a smuggling ring run by a drug lord with his own personal army of deadly fighters, and must penetrate his evil lair with the help of a fellow karate master (played by Chiba). Shihomi and director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi ( Wolf Guy ) made two additional films based on the same character over the next year, Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By A Thread and Return Of The Sister Street Fighter , with a final unrelated follow-up ( Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist ) helmed by original Street Fighter director Shigehiro Ozawa appearing in 1976.

Genre entertainment of the highest order, the Sister Street Fighter films are a wild ride through some of the best exploitation cinema Japan produced in the 1970s. Funky and over-the-top, filled with wall-to-wall action, and featuring some of the craziest villains ever depicted onscreen, the series embodies female power in a male-dominated genre and is a magnificent showcase for the physical presence and martial arts skills of its lead star.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition digital transfers of all four films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio
  • Original English dubbed audio for Sister Street Fighter
  • New optional English subtitle translation for all four films
  • English SDH subtitles for the English dub for Sister Street Fighter
  • New video interviews with actor Shinichi Sonny Chiba, director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, and screenwriter Masahiro Kakefuda
  • Original Japanese theatrical trailers for all four films
  • Original U.S. theatrical trailer for Sister Street Fighter , plus original English opening titles to the film
  • Original German theatrical trailer for Sister Street Fighter , plus original German opening titles to the film
  • Stills and poster gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Kungfubob O Brien
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated booklet featuring writing on the series by Patrick Macias and a new essay on the U.S. release of Toei s karate films by Chris Poggiali
  •  

     

    Shopping: Sister Street Fighter Collection...

    Film set by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi and Shigehiro Ozawa just released on UK Blu-ray, cut by the BBFC for your own protection


    Link Here 8th March 2019
    Sister Street Fighter Collection is a film set by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi and Shigehiro Ozawa.
    Starring Etsuko Shihomi, Shin'ichi Chiba and Asao Uchida. Consisting of:
    • Sister Street Fighter
    • Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By A Thread
    • Return Of The Sister Street Fighter
    • Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist
    UK: Passed with an aggregate 18 with BBFC cuts for:
    • 2019 Arrow Sister Street Fighter Collection (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th March 2019
    Sister Street Fighter is a 1974 Japanese film by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi.
    With Etsuko Shihomi, Emi Hayakawa and Sanae Ôhori. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The US R rated version was further cut by the BBFC for 1986 18 rated VHS. The film was passed 18 uncut for 2019 18 rated home video.
    Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By a Thread is a 1974 Japan action crime film by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi.
    Starring Etsuko Shiomi, Tamayo Mitsukawa and Michiyo Bandô. BBFC link IMDb
    Rightfully cut by the BBFC for 18 rated Blu-ray in 2019. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but surely not a good idea to import it into the UK.

    BBFC Cuts required to remove potentially indecent images of a child.

    Thanks to James:

    The villain of the movie has a large framed photo of a reclining naked pre-pubescent girl hung up on their wall in the background of a scene and is pretty prominent throughout, probably talking up half of the screen space.

    So it's not really a surprise that it's been cut. In fact I'm curious how they have handled the cuts because it's prolonged and prominent enough that removing all frames with it in would render the scene un-watchable. I'm assuming they will have to mask it out rather than remove the footage (which is probably why they haven't mentioned the length of the cuts).

    Arrow commented:

    We would like to take this opportunity to let UK fans know that our upcoming release of Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By A Thread, will be censored (not cut) in one scene. This is due to a potentially indecent image of a minor used as set decoration in the lair of one of the villains - visible in one shot for approximately 31 seconds which the BBFC advised breached the Protection of Children Act 1978.

    As this scene features important expository dialogue, instead of cutting it out completely we have decided to zoom into the other half of the frame, cropping out the offending part of the image entirely. The US edition will be unaffected.

    Apart from this, all four films in the set will be released for the first time in the UK in all their bloody, bone-snapping uncut glory, including the gore and weapons scenes cut from previous UK releases of the first film! The US edition will be unaffected.

    Promotional Material

    After the massive success of The Street Fighter , the Toei Company decided to build a new karate series around a female lead, and cast a young actress who had appeared in a cameo role alongside her mentor Sonny Chiba. Still a teenager at the time, Etsuko Shihomi exploded onscreen in her first leading role and created a new character type: a tough fighter who was fierce, fearless, good-hearted, and decidedly non-sexualised, a departure from Toei s typical formula.

    In 1974 s Sister Street Fighter , Shihomi is the half-Chinese, half-Japanese Li Koryu, who travels to Yokohama to investigate the disappearance of her brother, an undercover cop. Li discovers a smuggling ring run by a drug lord with his own personal army of deadly fighters, and must penetrate his evil lair with the help of a fellow karate master (played by Chiba). Shihomi and director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi ( Wolf Guy ) made two additional films based on the same character over the next year, Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By A Thread and Return Of The Sister Street Fighter , with a final unrelated follow-up ( Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist ) helmed by original Street Fighter director Shigehiro Ozawa appearing in 1976.

    Genre entertainment of the highest order, the Sister Street Fighter films are a wild ride through some of the best exploitation cinema Japan produced in the 1970s. Funky and over-the-top, filled with wall-to-wall action, and featuring some of the craziest villains ever depicted onscreen, the series embodies female power in a male-dominated genre and is a magnificent showcase for the physical presence and martial arts skills of its lead star.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition digital transfers of all four films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio
  • Original English dubbed audio for Sister Street Fighter
  • New optional English subtitle translation for all four films
  • English SDH subtitles for the English dub for Sister Street Fighter
  • New video interviews with actor Shinichi Sonny Chiba, director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, and screenwriter Masahiro Kakefuda
  • Original Japanese theatrical trailers for all four films
  • Original U.S. theatrical trailer for Sister Street Fighter , plus original English opening titles to the film
  • Original German theatrical trailer for Sister Street Fighter , plus original German opening titles to the film
  • Stills and poster gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Kungfubob O Brien
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated booklet featuring writing on the series by Patrick Macias and a new essay on the U.S. release of Toei s karate films by Chris Poggiali
  •  

     

    Shopping: The House That Jack Built...

    2018 Denmark / France / Germany / Sweden horror thriller by Lars von Trier just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD in the uncut version


    Link Here 7th March 2019
    The House That Jack Built is a 2018 Denmark / France / Germany / Sweden horror thriller by Lars von Trier.
    Starring Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz and Uma Thurman. BBFC link IMDb
    The Director's Cut was shown at Cannes but an R rated US Theatrical Version was distributed in the US. All UK releases are the Director' Cut.
    [ Spoilers! hover or click text below]
    A particularly controversial moment was Jack as a young boy snipping off the leg of a duck. But even that got a mixed response as animal rights campaigners PETA defended the film i praising its accurate portrayal of the link between adolescent animal abuse and psychopathy. Of course the effect was achieved in CGI and no ducks were harmed in the making of the film.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2019 Curzon Artificial Eye (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th March 2019
    • 2019 Curzon Artificial Eye R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th March 2019
    Promotional material promises that the UK home video release will be the Director's Cut.

    Promotional Material

    Lars von Trier's upcoming drama follows the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • FULLY UNCUT VERSION OF THE FILM SCREENED AT CANNES
    • Introduction by Lars von Trier
    • Making of featurette
    • Interview with Lars von Trier
    • Trailer
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 tracks

     

     

    Shopping: The House That Jack Built...

    2018 Denmark / France / Germany / Sweden horror thriller by Lars von Trier just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD in the uncut version


    Link Here 7th March 2019
    The House That Jack Built is a 2018 Denmark / France / Germany / Sweden horror thriller by Lars von Trier.
    Starring Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz and Uma Thurman. BBFC link IMDb
    The Director's Cut was shown at Cannes but an R rated US Theatrical Version was distributed in the US. All UK releases are the Director' Cut.
    [ Spoilers! hover or click text below]
    A particularly controversial moment was Jack as a young boy snipping off the leg of a duck. But even that got a mixed response as animal rights campaigners PETA defended the film i praising its accurate portrayal of the link between adolescent animal abuse and psychopathy. Of course the effect was achieved in CGI and no ducks were harmed in the making of the film.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2019 Curzon Artificial Eye (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th March 2019
    • 2019 Curzon Artificial Eye R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th March 2019
    Promotional material promises that the UK home video release will be the Director's Cut.

    Promotional Material

    Lars von Trier's upcoming drama follows the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • FULLY UNCUT VERSION OF THE FILM SCREENED AT CANNES
    • Introduction by Lars von Trier
    • Making of featurette
    • Interview with Lars von Trier
    • Trailer
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 tracks

     

     

    Shopping: Demonlover...

    2002 France mystery thriller by Olivier Assayas, the Director's Cut is set for UK Blu-ray release on


    Link Here 6th March 2019

    Demonlover

    Demonlover is a 2002 France mystery thriller by Olivier Assayas.
    Starring Connie Nielsen, Gina Gershon and Chloë Sevigny. BBFC link IMDb

    The Director's Cut is 18 rated in the UK. The film wa cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. There was also a longer version screened at festivals prior to theatrical release.

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong sexual images, violence, sexual violence:
    • 2019 Arrow Academy (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    Twenty years after David Cronenberg prophesised the dark side of the Internet age in Videodrome, acclaimed French filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Irma Vep) updated it for the New Millennium in his startlingly prescient Demonlover, a chilling exploration of the nexus between sex and violence available at the click of a button.

    Up-and-coming executive Diane (Connie Nielsen, One Hour Photo) lets nothing stand in her way when it comes to landing the lucrative Tokyo Anime contract for the Volf Corporation, guaranteeing worldwide exclusive rights to the latest in cutting-edge hentai. Despised by her assistant (Chloe Sevigny, American Psycho) and engaged in a risky game of corporate espionage, her ruthless ambition meets its match in Elaine (Gina Gershon, Bound), the charismatic representative of an American Internet porn company called Demonlover. However, the company is only the front for an online portal to the Hellfire Club, which gives its users control over the next big thing in interactive extreme pornography: real women, tortured according to subscribers whims, in real time. Diane wants a piece of the action, and will stop at nothing to get it; but as she delves deeper into the twisted world of the Hellfire Club, reality slips away and the stakes of the game are raised to the point of no return.

    Armed with an iconic score by art-rock pioneers Sonic Youth, Assayas neo-noir/cyberhorror masterpiece is finally unleashed for the first time on Blu-Ray, with revealing extras and a new director-approved restoration.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the 121-minute director s cut, approved by Olivier Assayas
  • High Definition Blu-Ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD master audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Audio commentary by writer/director Olivier Assayas
  • New visual essay written and narrated by critic Jonathan Romney
  • Peripherie de Demonlover, an hour-long behind-the-scenes documentary directed by Yorick Le Saux
  • Archive interviews with Olivier Assayas, Connie Nielsen, Chloe Sevigny and Charles Berling
  • SY NYC 12/12/01: The Demonlover Sessions, a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the recording of the music score by Sonic Youth
  • Q&A with Olivier Assayas filmed at the Wexner Center for the Arts in 2003
  • Extended version of the Hellfire Club sequence
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anne Billson
  •  

     

    Shopping: Evil Dead 2...

    1987 US horror by Sam Raimi, cut in the US and UK, set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 4th March 2019


    Link Here 6th March 2019
    Evil Dead II is a 1987 US horror by Sam Raimi
    With Bruce Campbell and Sarah Berry. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    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.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Evil Dead 2

    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong bloody horror for:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    After the shocking and notorious cult classic THE EVIL DEAD impaled its way into the minds of a whole generation, visionary maverick director Sam Raimi decided to elaborate on its twisted scenario. Featuring B-movie legend Bruce Campbell in his most iconic role, EVIL DEAD 2 is a gore-fuelled, splatstick masterpiece that gleefully stomps on the entrails of good taste whilst puking in the face of Hollywood with no apologies.

    Special Features:

    • Audio commentary with Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel, Bruce Campbell and Greg Nicotero
    • Bloody and Groovy, Baby! - Tribute to Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2
    • Shallowed Souls: Making of Evil Dead 2
    • Cabin Fever: A "Fly on the Wall"
    • Road to Wadesboro: Revisiting the Shooting Location with Filmmaker Tony Elwood
    • The Gore the Merrier: Making of Evil Dead 2
    • Interview with Bruce Campbell
    • Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Class of 1999...

    1990 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Mark L Lester, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 5th March 2019
    Class of 1999 is a 1990 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Mark L Lester.
    Starring Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind and Malcolm McDowell. YouTube icon IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1990 but the cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2001. Passed 15 uncut for 2019 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, gore, scene of sexual assault:
    • 2019 Lionsgate RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    The time is the future and youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become free fire zones, into which not even the police will venture. When Miles Langford, the principal of Kennedy High School, decides to take his school back from the gangs, robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest provides tactical education units. These human-like androids have been programmed to teach and are supplied with weapons to discipline problems. These kids will get a lesson... in staying alive!

     

     

    Shopping: Cannibal Terror...

    1980 Spain / France video nasty by Alain Deruelle set for UK Blu-ray release on 11th March 2019


    Link Here 4th March 2019
    Cannibal Terror is a 1980 Spain / France crime horror thriller by Alain Deruelle (as AW Steeve), Olivier Mathot (uncredited)...
    Starring Silvia Solar, Gérard Lemaire and Pamela Stanford. BBFC link IMDb
    Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Passed 18 uncut in 2003 for DVD
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    First there was CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980)... Then came CANNIBAL FEROX (1981)... But somewhere in France, someone was already hatching a plot to cash-in on the Italian intestinal classics with CANNIBAL TERROR (1981). With no budget, no professional actors and no flights to Amazonia, CANNIBAL TERROR instead gives us Deodato and Lenzi on a cash-strapped level and the end result is THE ROOM of cannibal movies!! Brilliant, banal and blood-soaked late night entertainment, CANNIBAL TERROR was also one of the infamous 'video nasties' in the UK - showing that our beloved censors and moral guardians have little in the way of a sense of humour! However, this torrid tale of stranded tourists being hunted by hungry natives is a work of demented genius that words can barely do service to - and it is our great pleasure to offer audiences another chance to see CANNIBAL TERROR, this time in a delirious HD special edition!

     

     

    Shopping: Stranger in the House...

    1967 UK crime drama by Pierre Rouve, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 4th March 2019
    Stranger in the House is a 1967 UK crime drama by Pierre Rouve.
    Starring James Mason, Geraldine Chaplin and Bobby Darin. BBFC link IMDb
    Cu by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1967. Presumably it was the UK cinema version that was passed 15 for 2019 DVD/Blu-ray
    UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed 15 for strong sex references:
    • 2019 Bfi R2 Blu-ray/DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Stranger in the House (DVD + Blu-ray) Directed by Pierre Rouve Once an eminent barrister, cynical drunkard John Sawyer (James Mason) leads a reclusive life, out of touch with the burgeoning youth movement of the mid-1960s. But when his daughter Angela's (Geraldine Chaplin) boyfriend is wrongfully accused of murder, Sawyer decides to confront his demons and the changing world around him in order to defend him. Featuring striking camera work from Academy Award-winner Kenneth Higgins and co-starring music legend Bobby Darin, this intergenerational drama (based on a novel by George Simenon) is a cult British classic ripe for rediscovery.

    Special Features:

    Original trailer, Other extras TBC, Fully illustrated booklet

     

     

    Shopping: Psyche 59...

    1964 UK romance by Alexander Singer, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 3rd March 2019
    Psyche 59 is a 1964 UK romance by Alexander Singer.
    Starring Curd Jürgens, Patricia Neal and Samantha Eggar. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1963. BBFC 12 rated for 2019 Blu-ray.

    It is unconfirmed but the running time is pretty close to the version originally submitted to the film censor in 1963.

    UK: Passed 12 for moderate sex references, threat, violence, discriminatory references after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2019 Powerhouse Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    There is also a US release.

    Promotional Material

    Patricia Neal (fresh from her 1963 award-winning role in Martin Ritt's Hud) stars as a woman suffering from hysterical blindness, and a blank in her memory which may hide the cause of her affliction. When she and her sex-addict husband (Curt Jurgens - The Enemy Below, The Spy Who Loved Me) move in with her younger sister (Samantha Eggar - The Collector, The Brood), she begins to piece together the events leading to her psychological trauma.

    Ahead of its time in its discussion and depiction of all manner of taboo subjects (rape, child abuse, nymphomania, psycho-sexual disorder, masochism), Psyche 59 is one of British cinema's most daring and provocative adult dramas.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • The BEHP Interview with Walter Lassally (1988): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the renowned cinematographer in conversation with Roy Fowler
    • Interview with Samantha Eggar (2019): the award-winning actor recalls her work on the film in this new and exclusive interview
    • Richard Combs on Psyche 59 (2019): a new appreciation by the renowned critic, lecturer and broadcaster
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Josephine Botting, an overview of contemporary critical responses, archival articles, and film credits
    • World premiere on Blu-ray
    • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
    • All extras subject to change

     

     

    Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 91...


    Link Here 2nd March 2019
    A panel discussion re the BBFC's new guidelines update

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

     

    Shopping: The Devil Hunter...

    1980 Spain / France / West Germany video nasty by Jesús Franco set for UK Blu-ray release on 8th April 2019


    Link Here 2nd March 2019
    Devil Hunter is a 1980 Spain / France / West Germany horror adventure thriller by Jesús Franco (as Clifford Brown).
    Starring Ursula Buchfellner, Al Cliver and Antonio Mayans. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb  

    A short version was banned as a video nasty in 1984. The BBFC later passed the complete film 18 uncut on 2008 DVD.
    UK: The Complete Spanish Version was passed 18 uncut for:strong nudity, sex and sexual violence:

    Promotional Material

    Much-missed by fans of quick-jack cinema, the late Jess Franco had a career in fear that veered between arty outings such as VAMPYRO LESBOS (1971) and the cheap and cheerful projects that includes the official 'video nasty' DEVIL HUNTER (1980). Featuring a leading man turn from the Italian horror legend Al Cliver (ZOMBIE FLESH-EATERS/ THE BEYOND), DEVIL HUNTER is part Indiana Jones, part CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980) and all outrageous insanity as Franco throws-in babes, bare-boobs and blood and native-battles in an attempt to keep audiences glued to the screen. For fans of cheese and sleaze, it does not get any better than DEVIL HUNTER - finally available for Franco enthusiasts and video nasty lovers to reappraise in HD!

     

     

    Shopping: Class of 1984...

    1982 Canada action crime thriller by Mark L Lester, cut in the US and UK, just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 2nd March 2019
    Class of 1984 is a 1982 Canada action crime thriller by Mark L Lester (as Mark Lester).
    Starring Perry King, Merrie Lynn Ross and Timothy Van Patten. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
    The cut MPAA R rated version has the director's seal of approval. This was further cut by the BBFC for UK cinema release and banned for VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived when the R rated version was resubmitted for 2005 DVD. The uncut version is available in Germany.
    UK: Passed 18 after 4:14s of BBFC compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2019 101 Films (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Reviews

    • See review from flickeringmyth.com : " Class of 1984 does a good job in keeping the viewer glued to the screen to see what happens next as escalation is the name of the game "
    • See review from frontrowreviews.co.uk : " It is uncompromising. It is difficult. It is punk mixed with sleaze, mixed with the perceived rejections of state and society "

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents Class of 1984 (1982), title 007 on our Black Label and a UK Blu-ray debut. Extras include a brand new career-retrospective interview with writer Tom Holland (Fright Night), a commentary from director Mark L. Lester (Commando) and interviews with cast and crew. The first 3,000 copies of each title will come complete with a slipcase, and a Limited Edition booklet, including a new interview with the director.

    An idealistic and naive music teacher (Perry King) moves to the inner city with his pregnant wife to find that his new school is plagued by drugs and violence. Determined to bring a semblance of order to his classroom, he soon clashes with the school's dominant gang, setting off a chain of escalating events, with potentially fatal consequences. Brand New Extras

    • Life is Pain... An interview with writer Tom Holland
    • Limited edition booklet: Includes 'Future Retro: The Punk Culture and 1980s SciFi' by Scott Harrison and 'And Pain is Everything: An interview with director Mark L. Lester'
    Additional Extras
    • Commentary with director Mark L. Lester
    • Do What You Love - A career retrospective of Perry King
    • History Repeats Itself - An interview with director Mark Lester and composer Lalo Schifrin
    • Blood and Blackboards - Interviews with cast and crew
    • Girls Next Door - Interviews with actors Erin Noble and Lisa Langlois
    • Trailer and TV spots
    • Stills gallery

     

     

    Shopping: La Vérité...

    1960 France / Italy drama by Henri-Georges Clouzot just released on UK Blu-ray withh BBFC cinema cuts waived


    Link Here 1st March 2019
    La Vérité is a 1960 France / Italy drama by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
    Starring Brigitte Bardot, Paul Meurisse and Charles Vanel. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1961. The cuts were waived for 15 rated Blu-ray in 2019. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for suicide scenes and references with previous BBFC cuts waived:
    • 2019 Sony/Criterion RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    There is also a US release

    Promotional Material

    Beautiful, troubled Dominique Marceau (Brigitte Bardot) came to bohemian Paris to escape the suffocation of provincial life, only to wind up in a courtroom, accused of a terrible crime: the murder of her lover (Band of Outsiders' Sami Frey). As the trial commences and the lawyers begin tangling over Dominique's fate, the Oscar-nominated La vérité, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot (Diabolique), delves into her past, reconstructing her struggle to find a foothold in the city. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of an impulsive young woman misunderstood and mistreated by those around her, and of her ultimately tragic affair with an up-and-coming conductor. With an astonishing performance by Bardot, Clouzot's affecting and intricately constructed film--a huge late-career success for the French master--renders a harsh verdict against a hypocritical and moralistic society.
    Special Edition Features
    • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Le scandale Clouzot, a sixty-minute documentary from 2017 on director Henri-Georges Clouzot
    • Interview from 1960 with Clouzot
    • Interview with actor Brigitte Bardot from the 1982 documentary Brigitte Bardot telle qu'elle
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau

     

     

    Shopping: The Unholy...

    1988 USA horror by Camilo Vila, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 1st March 2019
    The Unholy is a 1988 USA horror by Camilo Vila.
    Starring Ben Cross, Hal Holbrook and Ruben Rabasa. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1988 cinema release and follow up VHS. Uncut on 18 rated DVD since 2002.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, horror :
    • 2019 Lionsgate RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    In New Orleans, a city with a dark underside of black magic and satanic worship, two priests have been brutally murdered at St. Agnes Church. Now THE UNHOLY reigns, only to be challenged by the purest of mortal souls. Father Michael (Ben Cross), believed to be spiritually blessed, is appointed to the ungodly parish. Is he really the chosen one, strong enough to fight such ravishing temptation, such raw evil? Or is he simply the third to die? Some say Father Michael hasn't got a prayer.

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary with Director Camilo Vila
    • Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composer Roger Bellon
    • Audio Interview with Production Designer and Co-Writer Fernando Fonseca, featuring Isolated Selections from his Unused Score
    • Sins of the Father with Ben Cross
    • Demons In The Flesh: The Monsters of The Unholy
    • Prayer Offerings with Production Designer and Co-Writer Fernando Fonseca
    • Original Ending featuring Optional Audio Commentary with Producer Mathew Hayden
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Radio Spots
    • Original Storyboard Gallery
    • Still Gallery

     

     

    Shopping: The Third Secret...

    1964 UK crime mystery thriller by Charles Crichton, cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 28th February 2019
    The Third Secret is a 1964 UK crime mystery thriller by Charles Crichton.
    Starring Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins and Richard Attenborough. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1964. These cuts seem to have persisted into home video releases.
    UK: Passed PG for mild violence and threat after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2019 Powerhouse Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    The apparent suicide of an eminent psychologist prompts his teenage daughter (Pamela Franklin - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Legend of Hell House) and one of his patients (Stephen Boyd - Ben-Hur, Fantastic Voyage) to investigate. Convinced he was murdered, the two begin a journey into the lives and twisted psychoses of the doctor's disturbed patients.

    Directed by the great Charles Crichton (Dead of Night, The Lavender Hill Mob, A Fish Called Wanda), stunningly photographed by Douglas Slocombe (The Italian Job, Raiders of the Lost Ark), and starring an incredible cast which includes Jack Hawkins, Richard Attenborough, Diane Cilento and Judi Dench in one of her earliest screen roles, The Third Secret is a dark and elegant psychological thriller which has long been overlooked, but is now ripe for rediscovery.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio commentary with film historians Dean Brandum and Eloise Ross
    • The BEHP Interview with Charles Crichton (1988): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with Sidney Cole
    • The BEHP Interview with Douglas Slocombe (1988): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the renowned cinematographer in conversation with Sidney Cole
    • Neil Sinyard on The Third Secret (2019): a new appreciation by the author and film historian
    • Crichton on Crichton (2019): filmmaker David Crichton gives a fascinating biographical overview of his father's life and work.
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Robert Murphy, an overview of contemporary critical responses, archival articles, and film credits
    • World premiere on Blu-ray
    • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
    • All extras subject to change

     

     

    Shopping: Invasion of the Blood Farmers...

    1972 USA horror by Ed Adlum, once seized by the UK police, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 27th February 2019
    Invasion of the Blood Farmers is a 1972 USA horror by Ed Adlum.
    Starring Norman Kelley, Tanna Hunter and Bruce Detrick. Youtube link IMDb
    The film has only seen UK release on pre-cert VHS. The title was seized by police during the Video Nasties moral panic
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th February 2019
    • 2019 Severin Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 26th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films presents INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS - The '70s grindhouse classic now scanned from the original negative with new bonus materials!

    In 1972, a team of New York City exploitation outlaws that included Ed Adlum (SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED), Ed Kelleher (PRIME EVIL) and Michael & Roberta Findlay (THE TOUCH OF HER FLESH, SNUFF) - along with first-time assistant cameraman and future award-winning cinematographer Frederick Elmes (ERASERHEAD, BLUE VELVET) - descended on bucolic Westchester County with 8˝ bottles of stage blood to make a movie about a Druid cult seeking to resurrect their dead queen. The budget was $24,000. The cast was paid in beer. And the result remains one of the greatest achievements in schlock/shock cinema history. Severin Films is proud to present this "accidental masterpiece" (Horror News) like you've never seen it before, now scanned from the original negative for the first time ever and spurting with all-new Special Features.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Audio commentary with director Ed Adlum and actress Ortrum Tippel, moderated by Kier-La Janisse, author of House of Psychotic Women .
    Nothing You'd Show Your Mom : Eddie Adlum's journey through exploitation, coin-op & rock n' roll.
    Interview with actor Jack Neubeck.
    Painful Memories : An interview with cinematographer Frederick Elmes.
    Trailer.

     

     

    Shopping: Mausoleum...

    1983 USA horror by Michael Dugan, once cut for the MPAA, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 27th February 2019
    Mausoleum is a 1983 USA horror by Michael Dugan.
    Starring Marjoe Gortner, Bobbie Bresee and Norman Burton. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating and this version was then passed 18 by the BBFC for VHS. Released uncut in the US in 2019 and is MPAA Unrated.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 26th February 2019
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    The Nomed Family has been the victim of an ancient curse in which the first born daughter of each generation has gone violently mad and then suspiciously dies. No one can explain the Nomed madness, but some say it's because of the possession of a terrible demonic force. By way of an unnatural urge during her mother's funeral, Susan entered her family's mausoleum, and ever since an evil presence has been lurking inside of her, waiting for a chance to come out. Now an adult, something is hiding inside Susan's body, coming out to grotesquely murder anyone who comes too close to uncovering her terrifying secret.

    A consummate blending of early 80s supernatural horror and slasher film tropes, Michael Dugan's ( SUPER SEAL ) MAUSOLEUM is a stylish, sleazy, and outrageously gory production, featuring a series of imaginative death scenes orchestrated by effects wizard John Carl Buechler ( REANIMATOR , TROLL ). Starring Bobbie Bresee ( GHOULIES ) and Marjoe Gortner ( WHEN YOU COMIN' BACK RED RYDER? ) and featuring a moody orchestral score from Jamie Mendoza-Nava ( BOYS OF COMPANY C ), Vinegar Syndrome is pleased to bring MAUSOLEUM to Blu-ray, fully uncut and newly restored from its camera negative, with its 'explosive' opening sequence completely intact.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
    3. "Making Monsters" - a video interview with special fx makeup artist John Carl Buechler
    4. Original theatrical trailer
    5. Multiple tv spots
    6. Promotional still gallery
    7. Reversible cover artwork
    8. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: The Green Inferno AKA Cannibal Holocaust 2...

    1988 Italy action crime horror by Antonio Climati set for UK Blu-ray release on 11th March 2019 with previous BBFC cuts waived


    Link Here 24th February 2019
    Cannibal Holocaust 2 is a 1988 Italy action crime horror by Antonio Climati.
    Starring Marco Merlo, Fabrizio Merlo and May Deseligny. BBFC link IMDb  

    Cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty for 15 rated 2002 DVD. Uncut and 15 rated for 2018 Blu-ray
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    Promotional Material

    For years fans waited for the release of a sequel to Ruggero Deodato's trendsetting CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980) yet it would take almost a decade for THE GREEN INFERNO, also known as CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST 2, to arrive... and it was not, perhaps, what followers of the cycle in Italian nasty native movies were expecting! Whilst Deodato's original benchmark critiqued the mondo film pseudo-documentary phenomenon, partly instigated by cinematographer and director Antonio Climati (MONDO CANE/ SAVAGE MAN, SAVAGE BEAST), here the focus turns to satirising the hypocrisy and complexity of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST itself! Directed by Climati, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST 2 sees some enterprising adventurers traipsing into the Amazon jungle in search of a missing professor and, in the interim, the youngsters encounter some indications that slavery and European colonialism is still robbing the Colombian rain forest blind! A mix of macabre images, scenic locations, castrations and sly in-jokes, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST 2 introduces some belated bad taste humour into familiar jungle territory and requires immediate reappraisal from tribal terror completists - which is a meal best served in glorious HD by the video nasty enthusiasts at 88 Films!!

    Extras:

    Scenes From Banned Alice: The Rise and Fall of Italian Cannibal Movies

    Audio Commentary by Genre Expert and Director of Me Me Lai Bites Back Dr Calum Waddell

     

     

    Shopping: Barb Wire...

    1996 USA action Sci-Fi film by David Hogan just released on US Blu-ray in the cut Theatrical Version


    Link Here 24th February 2019
    Barb Wire is a 1996 USA action Sci-Fi film by David Hogan.
    Starring Pamela Anderson, Amir AboulEla and Adriana Alexander. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. An extended version was later released uncut and MPAA Unrated. The cut R rated version initially rated 15 by the BBFC for 1995 cinema release but was 18 rated for home video. In the UK the uncut version was released on 1996 18 rated VHS but hasn't been seen since.

    The running time on Amazon suggests that this release will be the cut Theatrical Version. It seems that the extra nude scenes in the Unrated Version are only available in standard definition and so would not look good in a Blu-ray.

    US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Mill Creek Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    No Laws. No Limits. No Turning Back!

    Pamela Anderson is Barb Wire; the sexiest, toughest woman in Steel Harbor - a city marked by chaos and crime - providing a home for a new kind of mercenary. If you've got a problem, Barb Wire is the solution. She'll use any dangerous weapon (including her body) to take what she wants, crossing the line for no man. When her ex-boyfriend, Axel Hood, hits town, Barb is the only one who can get him out alive. Will Barb help the man who once betrayed her? There's only one thing you can be sure of... she can get anything you want, for a price. Are you ready to pay...?

     

     

    Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 90...


    Link Here 23rd February 2019
    BBFC ratings for Oscar nominated films

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

     

    Shopping: Skinner...

    1993 USA horror by Ivan Nagy just released on US Blu-ray and DVD, never released in the UK


    Link Here 23rd February 2019
    Skinner is a 1993 USA horror by Ivan Nagy.
    Starring Ted Raimi, Ricki Lake and David Warshofsky. IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating but the uncut version was later released MPAA Unrated. Not released in the UK.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th February 2019
    • 2019 Severin Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 19th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films presents SKINNER - Uncut. Unrated. Unconscionable. The notorious '90s shocker scanned in 4k for the first time ever!

    It's been called "sleaze-oozing" (Flick Attack), "gut-churning" (The Bedlam Files) and "incredibly tasteless" (Cult Reviews). It featured the most intensely graphic scenes yet by KNB EFX Group (THE WALKING DEAD). Uncut, it remains perhaps the most disturbing and rarely seen shocker of the '90s.

    Ted Raimi (XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS) delivers an unnerving performance as psycho drifter Dennis Skinner who wears flesh-suits he slices from doomed prostitutes, falls for a lonely young housewife (Ricki Lake of HAIRSPRAY fame), and is himself hunted by a horribly scarred survivor (an equally unhinged performance by Traci Lords). Richard Schiff (THE WEST WING) co-stars in this still-potent sickie from veteran television director and one-time Heidi Fleiss boyfriend, Ivan Nagy. Now scanned in 4k from the original camera negative and including the complete hooker-flaying sequence.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    A Touch of Scandal - Interview with Director Ivan Nagy.
    Under His Skin - Interview with Star Ted Raimi.
    Bargain Bin VHS For A Buck - Interview with Screenwriter Paul Hart-Wilden.
    Cutting Skinner - Interview with Editor Jeremy Kasten.
    Flaying sequence out-takes and extended takes.
    Trailer.

     

     

    Shopping: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers...

    1989 USA horror thriller by Dominique Othenin-Girard, cut for the MPAA, just released on UK DVD


    Link Here 22nd February 2019
    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers is a 1989 USA horror thriller by Dominique Othenin-Girard (as Dominique Otherin-Girard).
    Starring Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut in the US to obtain an MPAA R rating. The same cut version was passed 18 for all UK releases since.
    UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
    • 2019 Lionsgate Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis MICHAEL LIVES. AND THIS TIME, THEY'RE READY! Because Hell would not have him, Michael Myers survived the mine explosion thought to have killed him. One year later, his traumatized young niece Jamie (Danielle Harris of HALLOWEEN 4) is horrified to discover she has a telepathic bond with her evil Uncle...and that Uncle Michael is on his way back to Haddonfield. But Dr. Loomis (the late, great Donald Pleasence) has a new plan to destroy The Boogey Man in his childhood home using Jamie as bait. Tonight, the carnage begins again: Michael Myers is back with a vengeance! Ellie Cornell and Beau Starr return for this hit sequel that features grisly gore by K.N.B. EFX Group (ARMY OF DARKNESS, SCREAM, HOSTEL).

     

     

    Shopping: Aquaman...

    2018 Australia / USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by James Wan set for UK DVD release on 8th April 2019 with BBFC category cuts


    Link Here 21st February 2019
    Aquaman is a 2018 Australia / USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by James Wan.
    Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Dolph Lundgren. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
    Cut Small 12 Small UK: Passed 12 for moderate violence, scenes of sustained threat after BBFC category cuts( 143:17s ) :
    The BBFC commented:
    • This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 15 but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by removing bloody detail. When the film was submitted for formal classification the bloody detail had been removed and the film was classified 12A.

    Summary Notes

    Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.

    Uncut Version

    US: Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language:

    • 2019 WarnerBrothers RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019

     

     

    Shopping: Smallfoot...

    2018 USA family musical animation by Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD in the uncut PG version


    Link Here 21st February 2019
    Smallfoot is a 2018 USA family musical animation by Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig (co-director).
    Starring Zendaya, Channing Tatum and Danny DeVito. BBFC link IMDb
    Passed PG uncut but the distributors preferred a cut U rated cinema release. Home video releases are the uncut PG version.
    UK: Passed PG uncut for infrequent mild bad language for:

    Promotional Material

    An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, ""Smallfoot"" turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti (Channing Tatum) finds something he thought didn't exist-a human. News of this ""smallfoot"" (James Corden) throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

    DVD Extra Content: Yeti or Not, Here They Come! Imagining Smallfoot.

     

     

    Shopping: The Stray...

    2017 USA family drama by Mitch Davis just released on UK DVD with BBFC category cuts for PG


    Link Here 20th February 2019
    The Stray is a 2017 USA family drama by Mitch Davis.
    Starring Sarah Lancaster, Michael Cassidy and Connor Corum. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated video release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    UK: Passed PG for mild threat, sex references after 39s of BBFC category cuts ( 83:27s ) :
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019
    Previously passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, sex references:
    • 2018 4Digital Media video not released
    The BBFC commented:
    • Company chose to reduce two scenes of moderate threat in order to obtain a PG classification. An uncut 12 classification was available.

    Promotional Material

    Young Christian Davis finds a stray dog named Pluto and decides to bring it home to his parents and two siblings. Christian's father, Mitch, works long hours and his mother Michelle just wants a husband who's there for the family. In just a short time with the Davis clan, Pluto manages to rescue a lost toddler, bring comfort Christian and help save Mitch and Michelle's struggling marriage.

     

     

    Shopping: The Poison Ivy Collection...

    film set by Various just released on US Blu-ray with a history of cuts for the MPAA


    Link Here 20th February 2019
    The Poison Ivy Collection is a film set by Various.
    Starring Drew Barrymore, Alyssa Milano and Jaime Pressly.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2019 Shout! Factory [Poison Ivy Collection with all Unrated and R rated versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019
    Poison Ivy is a 1992 USA thriller by Katt Shea (as Katt Shea Ruben).
    Starring Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert and Tom Skerritt. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating which was then passed 18 by the BBFC. The film was later released uncut in the US and was MPAA Unrated. This version was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC.
    Poison Ivy 2 is a 1996 USA thriller by Anne Goursaud.
    Starring Alyssa Milano, Johnathon Schaech and Xander Berkeley. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating which was passed 18 in the UK. The US MPAA Unrated version is uncut.
    Poison Ivy: The New Seduction is a 1997 USA thriller by Kurt Voss.
    Starring Jaime Pressly, Megan Edwards and Michael Des Barres. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating which was passed 18 in the UK. The US MPAA Unrated version is uncut.
    Poison Ivy: The Secret Society is a 2008 USA / Canada thriller by Jason Hreno.
    Starring Miriam McDonald, Shawna Waldron and Ryan Kennedy. BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. Uncut and 18 rated in the UK.

    Promotional Material

    All four Poison Ivy films in one collection and in high definition!

    Tempestuous young Ivy (Drew Barrymore) befriends introverted teen Sylvie (Sara Gilbert) and seduces her way into the lives of Sylvie's wealthy family in Poison Ivy. In the piquant follow-up, Poison Ivy 2: Lily, a sheltered art student (Alyssa Milano) finds Ivy's diaries and, after reading them, is lured into uninhibited risk-taking to become a wild woman! Then Ivy's sister (Jaime Pressly) visits the Greer residence in Poison Ivy: The New Seduction, and it doesn't take long for her to use her skills of manipulation to throw the household into a slate of panic and deceit. A college freshman (Miriam McDonald) is invited to join an exclusive campus sisterhood, where cold blooded ambition causes the group to seduce, blackmail or do away with anyone that gets in their way in Poison Ivy: The Secret Society. Bonus Features Disc One: Poison Ivy

    • R-Rated Version Of The Film
    • Unrated Version (With Standard Definition Inserts)
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Co-writer/Director Katt Shea (Theatrical Version)
    • Trailer
    Disc Two: Poison Ivy 2: Lily
    • R-Rated Version Of The Film
    • Unrated Version (With Standard Definition Inserts)
    • Trailer
    Disc Three: Poison Ivy: The New Seduction
    • R-Rated Version Of The Film
    • Unrated Version (With Standard Definition Inserts)
    • Trailer
    Disc Four: Poison Ivy: The Secret Society
    • Unrated Version
    • Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Climax...

    2018 France musical horror mystery by Gaspar Noé just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 19th February 2019
    Climax is a 2018 France musical horror mystery by Gaspar Noé.
    Starring Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic and Souheila Yacoub. BBFC link IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release in the US and UK but it was banned by Lebanese film censors from showing at the Maskoon Film Festival
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong threat, violence, sex references, drug misuse, very strong language:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019
    • 2019 Arrow Video R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Birth and death are extraordinary life experiences.

    Life is a fleeting pleasure.

    Following a successful and visually dazzling rehearsal, a dance troupe celebrates with a party. But when it becomes apparent that someone has spiked the Sangria, the dancers soon begin to turn on each other in an orgiastic frenzy.

    Special Features TBA

     

     

    Shopping: A Black Veil for Lisa...

    1968 Italy / West Germany thriller by Massimo Dallamano just released on UK Blu-ray with previous BBFC cut waived


    Link Here 18th February 2019
    A Black Veil for Lisa is a 1968 Italy / West Germany thriller by Massimo Dallamano.
    Starring John Mills, Luciana Paluzzi and Robert Hoffmann. IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut and 15 rated for 2018 home video.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for brief sexualised nudity with previous BBFC cuts waived:
    • 2019 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    The giallo was still finding its feet when A BLACK VEIL FOR LISA came along in 1968, and along with such earlier murder-mysteries as BLACK AND BLOOD LACE (1964) and SO SWEET... SO PERVERSE (1969), this classic outing proved important to the genre that later filmmakers such as Dario Argento and Sergio Martino would helped to define. Featuring an assured leading man turn from the legendary British Oscar winner John Mills ( GANDHI ), A BLACK VEIL FOR LISA was overseen by the iconic Massimo Dallamano ( WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? ) and offers an engrossing tale of sex and assassination as a frustrated detective plans to murder his cheating wife via a hired hand only for the entire plot to become more and more muddled, macabre and messy... Coloured by all number of crafty giallo twists that only the Italian could do during the heyday of Hitchcockian horror, A BLACK VEIL FOR LISA makes it to British Blu-ray in this outstanding HD transfer from 88 Films!!

    Features Include

    • 1080p Presentation of the Film on Blu-ray
    • Uncompressed LPCM Audio
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Yellow is the New Black - Rachael Nisbet on A Black Veil For Lisa: An Interview with Film Journalist Rachel Nisbet
    • Lifting the Veil - Remembering Massimo Dallamano's A Black Veil For Lisa: An Interview with Film Journalist John Martin
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Reversible Sleeve with alternative Italian artwork

     

     

    Shopping: Night School...

    2018 comedy by Malcolm D Lee just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD in the Extended Cut


    Link Here 18th February 2019
    Night School is a 2018 comedy by Malcolm D Lee.
    Starring Tiffany Haddish, Keith David and Kevin Hart. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
    UK: The Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language:
    UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate sex references, infrequent strong language:
    • 2019 Universal RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    When accidentally destroying his workplace gets successful salesman Teddy (KEVIN HART) fired, he can't find another decent job unless he finally gets his GED. But two major things stand in his way: Carrie (TIFFANY HADDISH), a teacher with no time for grownup class clowns, and Stewart (TARAN KILLAM), Teddy's high school nemesis-turned-principal who will do anything to see him fail. Now every school rule is about to be broken when they all go head-to-head in a wild battle of wits, pranks, and lessons you can't learn in books. Night School is in session!

     

     

    Shopping: La vérité...

    1960 France / Italy drama by Henri-Georges Clouzot, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 16th February 2019
    La Vérité is a 1960 France / Italy drama by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
    Starring Brigitte Bardot, Paul Meurisse and Charles Vanel. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1961. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Criterion Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019
    • 2019 Criterion Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th February 2019

    Summary Notes

    Dominique Marceau is on trial for the murder of Gilbert Tellier. The counsels duel relentlessly, elaborating explanations for why the pretty, idle and fickle girl killed the talented and ambitious conductor freshly graduated from the conservatory. Was it passion, vengeance, desperation, an accident? The acquaintances of Gilbert testify, as well as Dominique's former lovers, and her sister, Annie, the studious violin player engaged to Gilbert. The evidence they give progressively paints a more finely-shaded picture of the personalities of Dominique and Gilbert, and of their relationship, than the eloquent and convincing justifications of the counsels.

     

     

    Shopping: The Boys In The Band...

    1970 USA gay drama by William Friedkin, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 13th February 2019
    The Boys In The Band is a 1970 USA gay drama by William Friedkin.
    Starring Kenneth Nelson, Peter White and Leonard Frey. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1970. Later uncut and 15 rated for home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    The film is reported as the first US studio film to feature the word 'cunt' in Michael's line Donald, you are a real card-carrying cunt. The BBFC were still censoring the word in 1970, eg in Ulysses , so presumably t was the word 'cunt' that was cut by the BBFC for this cinema release.

    UK: Passed 15 for very strong language, strong sex references, discrimination, drug misuse after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2018 Second Sight (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    A group of thirty-something gay men gather to celebrate a birthday, but before long, tensions rise, secrets emerge and the insults begin to fly.

    Director William Friedkin reassembled the original cast for his film adaption of the ground-breaking Broadway hit. Playwright Mart Crowley adapted his own play, creating a script full of acerbic speeches and cutting one liners for his cast of unforgettable characters.

    Released 50 years after its Broadway debut – a year before the Stonewall riots - The Boys in the Band still has the power to shock.

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • Audio Commentary with Director William Friedkin and Writer Mart Crowley
    • 'Act 1: The Play'
    • 'Act 2: The Film'
    • 'Act 3: 40 Years of Boys in The Band'
    • More TBC

     

     

    Lords of Chaos...

    The Christian Institute calls for a ban of a film about black metal mayhem in Norway


    Link Here 12th February 2019
    Lords of Chaos is a UK / Sweden thriller by Jonas Ĺkerlund.
    Starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen and Sky Ferreira. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1980s Members of the Norwegian death metal band perform a series of increasingly shocking publicity stunts leading to a very violent outcome.

    It is based on real-life band Mayhem, and includes scenes of murder including the brutal killing of a homosexual man - and the burning of churches by satanists.

    The latest most controversial film ever has been passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for strong bloody violence, gore, suicide.

    According to the Telegraph the BBFC are understood to have been so concerned about the film that it was reviewed at the highest levels and suicide prevention experts were consulted before it was approved for an 18 certificate.

    The Telegraph suggests the US film censors at the MPAA were similarly concerned before rating it R for strong brutal violence, disturbing behavior, grisly images, strong sexuality, nudity, and pervasive language.

    The BBFC said the film did not glamorise self-harm and that there was no reason to think the film would have a damaging effect on adults who chose to view it - although some might find it distressing.

    Church groups have, however, have called for it to be banned. Speaking to The Telegraph, Simon Calvert, deputy director of The Christian Institute, said he was surprised the film had not been banned given the recent discussion about self-harm. He said:

    In the current climate of concern over self-harm and suicide, you would have thought there might have been more consideration of the risk that vulnerable people might imitate what they see. The distributors ought to be asking themselves if it is worth this risk.'

    The film is being distributed in the United Kingdom by Arrow Films and will be released in cinemas on 29th March.

     

     

    Shopping: The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires...

    1974 UK / Hong Kong action horror by Roy Ward Baker and Cheh Chang set for first US Blu-ray release on 9th April 2019


    Link Here 10th February 2019
    The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires is a 1974 UK / Hong Kong action horror by Roy Ward Baker and Cheh Chang (uncredited).
    Starring Peter Cushing, David Chiang and Julie Ege. IMDb

    Cuts required by the BBFC for cinema release and VHS but not implemented in the cinema version. Cuts waived for UK DVD. There is a shortened US R rated version, but the uncut UK version has also been released and is MPAA Unrated.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory [Uncut + US Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Black Belt vs. Black Magic

    Professor Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) and Count Dracula (John Forbes-Robinson) meet again in this spectacular kung fu horror thriller set in the village of Ping Kuei. After learning about the seven golden vampires of the village, Hsi Ching (David Chiang), Vanessa Buren (Julie Ege) and Mai Kwei (Szu Shih) offer to guide Van Helsing and his son to Ping Kuei to free it from the curse of Count Dracula.

    Throughout their journey, the group encounters several unwanted attackers until they arrive at the golden vampires' derelict temple, inhabited by Count Dracula. In the temple, Van Helsing and the count begin a fearsome battle to the death 203 an ultimate clash between good and evil!

    Presented here for the first time in high definition is Hammer's original uncut version. It was released in the US in an edited version called The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula, which is also included here in high definition as a bonus feature.

     

     

    Shopping: Donnie Brasco...

    1997 USA crime biography by Mike Newell just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo in the preferred Theatrical Version


    Link Here 10th February 2019
    Donnie Brasco is a 1997 USA crime biography by Mike Newell.
    Starring Al Pacino, Johnny Depp and Michael Madsen. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as the preferred Theatrical Version and an Extended Version. The differences are uncontentious.

    This release features the Theatrical Version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Mill Creek Entertainment RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 5th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Posing as jewel broker Donnie Brasco, FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone is granted entrance into the violent mob family of aging hitman Lefty Ruggiero. When his personal and professional lives collide, Pistone jeopardizes his marriage, his job, his life and, ultimately, the gangster mentor he has come to respect and admire.

     

     

    Shopping: Double Dragon...

    1994 USA action comedy adventure by James Yukich, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 9th February 2019
    Double Dragon is a 1994 USA action comedy adventure by James Yukich (as James Nickson).
    Starring Robert Patrick, Mark Dacascos and Scott Wolf. Youtube link IMDb
    Passed PG uncut for 1995 cinema release in the UK, but was cut for a 12 rated 1997 VHS. Presumably uncut for 12 rated home video releases of 2015. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2019 MVD Rewind Collection (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 5t February 2019

    Promotional Material

    EVIL HAS JUST MET ITS MATCH!

    From producers Don Murphy (Transformers franchise), Jane Hamsher (Natural Born Killers), Alan Schechter (Showdown), writers Michael Davis (Shoot 'Em Up) and Emmy® Award Winner* Peter Gould (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad) comes the cult classic movie based on the video game smash!

    Double Dragon roars to life with amazing special effects, spectacular action sequences, and a knock-about sense of humor. It's the year 2007, and what remains of L.A. is now ''New Angeles,'' a city ravaged by earthquakes, tidal waves and vicious gangs. The evil tycoon Koga Shuko (Robert Patrick, Terminator 2: Judgment Day) is obsessed with finding the two halves of a talisman known as the ''Double Dragon,'' which will give him awesome mystical powers. Two teenage brothers, Jimmy (Mark Dacascos, John Wick 3: Parabellum) and Billy Lee (Scott Wolf, Party of Five) find themselves in possession of the amulet's missing half, thrusting them into the adventure of their lives. With the help of Maria (Alyssa Milano, Charmed) and her vigilante group ''The Power Corps,'' Jimmy and Billy must summon all of their courage, resourcefulness and martial-arts skills to stop the villain's malevolent plan.

    Crackling with the energy and humor of its two heroes, Double Dragon is a high-octane action spectacular. Buckle your seatbelt and enjoy the ride!

    *2017: Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series, Better Call Saul: Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training, 2013, 2014: Outstanding Drama Series, Breaking Bad

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the main feature
  • Audio: English 5.1 Stereo, English 2.0 Stereo, German 2.0 Stereo
  • English, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • NEW! ''The Making of Double Dragon'' (full length documentary featuring interviews with stars Scott Wolf and Marc Dacascos, writers Peter Gould & Michael Davis and producer Don Murphy)
  • NEW! ''Don Murphy: Portrait of a Producer'' featurette
  • Archival ''Making of'' Featurette
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • 1993 Double Dragon Animated Series Pilot Episode #101: ''The Shadow Falls''
  • Storyboard Gallery
  • Press Photos, Marketing and Behind The Scenes Photo Galleries
  • TV Spots
  • VHS Home Video Trailer
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Collectible Mini-Poster
  • Reversible Sleeve Featuring Alternate Artwork

    Special Features May Not Be Rated, Closed Captioned or In High Definition.

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    Shopping: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch...

    2018 China / USA family cartoon comedy by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD with cuts for a U rating


    Link Here 8th February 2019
    The Grinch is a 2018 China / USA family cartoon comedy by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier.
    Starring Benedict Cumberbatch. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema releases in 2018 and video in 2019. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    The BBFC cuts were to overdub the uses of the word 'ass' in a song.

    Summary Notes

    For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming, and visually stunning, it's a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Whoville when he runs out of food. Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter, and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch ...

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 5th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 5th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 5th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss' beloved classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, The Grinch is fun for the whole family!

     

     

    Shopping: The Fifth Cord...

    1971 Italy mystery thriller by Luigi Bazzoni, previously cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 6th February 2019
    The Fifth Cord is a 1971 Italy mystery thriller by Luigi Bazzoni.
    Starring Franco Nero, Silvia Monti and Wolfgang Preiss. BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut for X rated cinema release in 1972 but cut for 18 rated VHS in 1988. Later passed 18 uncut for 2019 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th February 2019

    The previous BBFC cuts were:

    • The cut removes a shot of a man slashing a woman's neck with a knife after stalking her for a while.

    There is also a US release.

    Promotional Material

    The success of Dario Argento s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage ushered in a host of imitators, seeking to capitalise on this new, modern take on the giallo thriller. Many were highly derivative, but a number nonetheless rose above the crowd thanks to skilful execution and a willingness to experiment stylistically. Once such example is The Fifth Cord ¬ which, in the hands of director Luigi Bazzoni (The Possessed, Footprints on the Moon), turns a conventional premise into a visually stunning exploration of alienation and isolation.

    When a man barely survives a brutal assault en route home from a New Year s party, washed-up, whisky-swilling journalist Andrea Bild (Franco Nero, Django) is assigned to report on the case. Before long, the maniac strikes again, this time with fatal results. As the body count rises, Andrea falls under suspicion himself, making it even more imperative that he crack the case. His only clue lies in a series of black gloves found at the location of every attack, each with a finger cut off...

    Adapted from a novel by David McDonald Devine, The Fifth Cord boasts a complex, Agatha Christie-esque plot, outstanding cinematography courtesy of future Oscar-winner Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and supporting appearances by a raft of genre stalwarts, including Silvia Monti (A Lizard in a Woman s Skin), Edmund Purdom (Nightmare City) and Rossella Falk (Sleepless). Debuting here in high definition, arguably the most visually stunning giallo ever made now shines like never before.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by critic Travis Crawford
  • Lines and Shadows, a new video essay on the film s use of architecture and space by critic Rachael Nisbet
  • Whisky Giallore, a new video interview with author and critic Michael Mackenzie
  • Black Day for Nero, a new video interview with actor Franco Nero
  • The Rhythm Section, a new video interview with film editor Eugenio Alabiso
  • Rare, previously unseen deleted sequence, restored from the original negative
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kat Ellinger and Peter Jilmstad
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    Shopping: Uninvited...

    1988 USA Sci-Fi horror by Greydon Clark just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo with 2 versions


    Link Here 5th February 2019
    Uninvited is a 1988 USA Sci-Fi horror by Greydon Clark.
    Starring George Kennedy, Alex Cord and Clu Gulager. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an International Version
    US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R rated:
    US: The International Version is MPAA Unrated:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome [Theatrical + International Versions] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 29th January 2019
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    At a secluded biochemical lab, which runs cruel tests on animals, a seemingly innocent looking cat has just escaped, but beneath its furry exterior, a terrifying monster has been seeded, emerging to brutally maim and kill anyone it finds threatening. Discovered by a group of teenage spring breakers and brought aboard a luxury yacht bound for the Cayman Islands, the cuddly fluff ball quickly begins gnawing away at the ship's guests and crew. But to make matters even worse, it's soon revealed that the cruise's host, a renowned multimillionaire, is in fact on the run from the law and won't return the boat to shore, killer mutant cat be damned!

    A mind-boggling piece of late 80s horror weirdness, mixing low-fi creature effects, explosive gore, crime thriller subplots, and a fairly logical cat monster, Greydon Clark's ( JOYSTICKS ) UNINVITED stars George Kennedy ( DEATH SHIP ), Alex Cord ( THE DEAD ARE ALIVE ), and legendary character actor Clu Gulager ( RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD ). Vinegar Syndrome proudly brings this video store classic to Blu-ray, newly restored in 4k from its 35mm camera negative and includes a previously unreleased international cut which features exclusive footage, including an alternate ending!

    Bonus Features:
    1. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from it's 35mm original camera negative
    2. Commentary track with director Greydon Clark
    3. Alternate International edit (93 min)
    4. "That Darn Mutant Cat!" - an interview with cinematographer Nicholas von Sternberg
    5. Original theatrical trailer
    5. Reversible cover artwork
    6. English SDH subtitles

     

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