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27th May

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

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

UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

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

Reviews

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

Promotional Material

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

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

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

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

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

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

    THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE

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

    THE RED QUEEN KILLS SEVEN TIMES

  • New audio commentary by Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • Exclusive new interview with Sybil Danning
  • New interview with critic Stephen Thrower
  • Archival introduction by production/costume designer Lorenzo Baraldi
  • Dead à Porter archival interview with Lorenzo Baraldi
  • Rounding Up the Usual Suspects archival interview with actor Marino Masé
  • If I Met Emilio Miraglia Today archival featurette with Erika Blanc, Lorenzo Baraldi and Marino Masé
  • My Favourite... Films archival interview with actress Barbara Bouchet
  • Alternative opening
  • Original Italian theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
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    27th May

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

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

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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

    Presumably the Magnum Edition refers to the Extended Version

     

    26th May

     Shopping: Pineapple Express...

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

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

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

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

    Promotional Material

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

     

    25th May

     Shopping: Man From Deep River...

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

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

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

    Promotional Material

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

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

    Extras:

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

     

    24th May

      Big Momma's House...

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

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

    Summary Notes

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

    See video from YouTube

     

    20th May

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

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

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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

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

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

    Promotional Material

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

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

     

    20th May

     Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 50...

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

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

    19th May

     Shopping: Candy...

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

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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

    Promotional Material

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

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

     

    18th May

     Shopping: Killer Force...

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

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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

    UK Censorship History

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

    Promotional Material

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

    Bonus Feature: Original Theatrical Trailer

     

    15th May

     Shopping: You'll Like My Mother...

    1972 USA horror thriller by Lamont Johnson, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
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    Youll Like My Mother Blu ray You'll Like My Mother is a 1972 USA horror thriller by Lamont Johnson.
    Starring Patty Duke, Rosemary Murphy and Richard Thomas. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    • 2016 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th May 2016

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History

    BBFC category cuts were required for a 1972 AA rated cinema release. uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Why did they fear Francesca’s baby?

    Oscar winner Patty Duke stars in the tense and claustrophobic psychological thriller, You’ll Like My Mother.

    When her husband is killed in Vietnam, Francesca Kinsolving (Duke) finds herself alone… and pregnant. She makes her way to Minnesota in order to meet her late husband’s mother, certain that she’ll be greeted with open arms. But Francesca soon discovers that there may be more to the Kinsolving family than she ever imagined… and that this simple family reunion is only the beginning of a waking nightmare.

    Rosemary Murphy (To Kill A Mockingbird), Richard Thomas (The Waltons), and Sian Barbara Allen (who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance) also star in this "intriguing, tautly directed thriller [that delivers] a high level of terror and tension", (TV Guide)!

     

    11th May

     Shopping: Mother's Day...

    1980 US comedy horror by Charles Kaufman, once banned, just released on UK DVD
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    Mothers Day DVD Tiana Pierce Mother's Day is a 1980 US comedy horror by Charles Kaufman.
    With Tiana Pierce, Nancy Hendrickson and Deborah Luce.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    UK Censorship History
    Banned by the BBFC for 1980 cinema release. Passed 18 uncut for 2015 Blu-ray. Uncut in the US.

    Promotional Material

    One of the most notorious and controversial horror shockers of all time finally comes to UK BluRay uncut and uncensored! MOTHER'S DAY introduces us to three twenty-something women on a camping trip to hell. Our helpless heroines are stalked and snatched by a pair of psychosexual brothers and their insane parent - but oestrogen proves tough to overcome and MOTHER'S DAY ultimately provides us with a chair-gripping, sanguine-stained battle of the sexes. Prepare to be disoriented and disturbed by one of the true greats of eighties independent terror! Considered to be a classic of the backwoods-slasher genre, MOTHER'S DAY debuted in 1980 to censorship problems and critical confusion - but gained a fan following that includes such Hollywood heavyweights as Eli Roth (HOSTEL) and Brett Ratner (RUSH HOUR). Indeed, Ratner would eventually produce a lavishly budgeted 2010 remake, starring Rebecca De Mornay, although - as in most cases - it is the original which is most potent and powerful! Thirty-five years after its premiere, MOTHER'S DAY has lost none of its lacerating satire and this influential splatter outing remains recommended to even the most seasoned of scary movie fans.

     

    11th May

     Offsite Article: Pulp Fiction...

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    Pulp Fiction DVD The BBFC publishes its latest case study about cuts for home video releases

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

    10th May

     Offsite Article: Secrets from the BBFC examiners' archives...

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    Braindead DVD Timothy Balme Den Of Geek joins the trend for articles about the BBFC

    See article from denofgeek.com

     

    9th May

      Watching Paint Dry...

    A day in the life of a BBFC examiner and an interview with David Austin
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    This England DVD Thomas Turgoose x

     

    6th May

      Whipped into Shape...

    Long standing cuts to Michael Winner's The Wicked Lady waived by the BBFC
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    Wicked Lady Faye Dunaway The Wicked Lady is a 1983 UK adventure drama by Michael Winner.
    Starring Faye Dunaway, Alan Bates and John Gielgud. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, violence, sexual violence for:

    • 2016 Second Sight Films [Previous video cuts waived] video

    UK Censorship History

    Uncut for 18 rated 1983 cinema release but later cut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS. Cuts were waived for 18 rated 2016 home video.

    The BBFC cuts for 1987 VHS were:

    • To a scene showing a horse-whip fight between Faye Dunaway and Marina Sirtis

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Wicked Lady

    Summary Notes

    Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, she gets bored and turns to highway robbery for thrills. While on the road she meets a famous highwayman, and they continue as a team, but some people begin suspecting her identity, and she risks death if she continues her nefarious activities.

     

    6th May

     Offsite Article: We would have to be pretty sure of our spectator-film relationship to cut this film...

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    Pulp Fiction DVD Mashable finds an entertaining examiners report about the BBFC views on the uncut cinema release of Pulp Fiction. (Note that the BBFC cut the film on VHS though)

    See article from mashable.com

     

    6th May

     Offsite Article: Alfie...

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    Alfie DVD Michael Caine BBFC reveals from its archive how the rating dropped from X to 12

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

    5th May

     Shopping: Playgirls and the Vampire...

    1960 Italy horror by Piero Regnoli, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD
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    Playgirls Vampire DVD Walter Brandi Playgirls and the Vampire is a 1960 Italy horror by Piero Regnoli.
    Starring Walter Brandi, Lyla Rocco and Maria Giovannini. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2016 Nucleus Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 2nd May 2016

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1963 X rated cinema release. Uncut on DVD and in the US

    Promotional Material

    Five beautiful showgirls are trapped by a storm and find refuge in a creepy old castle. The owner of the castle, a strange nobleman, has a secret laboratory in the basement and has his own plans for the girls... Extras include Kim Newman: Vampire Hunter Featurette, Rare 8mm version Last Fling of the Vampire . Original Theatrical Trailer. Extra Scene from French version and optional Italian audio track + English subtitles.

     

    4th May

     Shopping: Deep Red Blu-Ray...

    1975 Italian Giallo by Dario Argento just released on UK Blu-ray
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    Deep Red Blu Ray David Hemmings Deep Red is a 1975 Italian Giallo by Dario Argento.
    With David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi and Gabriele Lavia.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2016 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 2nd May 2016
    UK Censorship History
    The pre-cert video was seized by police during the Video Nasties panic. BBFC VHS and DVD release up to 2011 were cut for animal cruelty. Uncut since 2011. Uncut in the US.

    Promotional Material

    From Dario Argento, maestro of the macabre and the man behind some the greatest excursions in Italian horror (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), comes Deep Red arguably the ultimate giallo movie.

    One night, musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings, Blow Up), looking up from the street below, witnesses the brutal axe murder of a woman in her apartment. Racing to the scene, Marcus just manages to miss the perpetrator... or does he? As he takes on the role of amateur sleuth, Marcus finds himself ensnared in a bizarre web of murder and mystery where nothing is what it seems...

    Aided by a throbbing score from regular Argento-collaborators Goblin, Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso and The Hatchet Murders) is a hallucinatory fever dream of a giallo punctuated by some of the most astonishing set-pieces the sub-genre has to offer.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • Original Italian soundtrack in DTS-HD MA mono 1.0 and lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio, and original English soundtrack in DTS-HD MA mono 1.0
  • English subtitles for the Italian Soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the English Soundtrack
  • Audio Commentary with Argento expert Thomas Rostock
  • Introduction to the film by Claudio Simonetti of Goblin
  • Profondo Giallo a brand new visual essay by Michael Mackenzie featuring an in-depth appreciation of Deep Red, its themes and its legacy
  • Rosso Recollections: Dario Argento s Deep Genius the Deep Red director on the creation of a giallo masterpiece
  • The Lady in Red - Daria Nicolodi Remembers Profondo Rosso
  • Music to Murder For! - Claudio Simonetti on Deep Red
  • Profondo Rosso: From Celluloid to Shop a tour of the Profondo Rosso shop in Rome with long time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi
  • Italian Trailer
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    3rd May

     Shopping: The Million Eyes of Sumuru / The Girl from Rio...

    Double feature just released on US Blu-ray
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    Million Eyes Sumuru Girl Blu ray The Million Eyes of Sumuru / The Girl from Rio is a double feature

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Blue Underground [Sumuru + The Girl from Rio] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th April 2016

    Reviews

    • See review from dvdtalk.com : " Essentially a Sumuru double feature starring Shirley Eaton as Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu-like super-villainess "
    The Million Eyes of Sumuru is a 1967 UK action crime comedy by Lindsay Shonteff.
    Starring Frankie Avalon, George Nader and Shirley Eaton. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated 1967 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    The Girl from Rio is a 1969 West Germany / Spain / USA action adventure by Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco).
    Starring Shirley Eaton, Richard Wyler and George Sanders. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    Promotional Material

    THE MILLION EYES OF SUMURU:

    The Wickedest Woman In The World!

    Two years before THE GIRL FROM RIO, Shirley Eaton (GOLDFINGER) also starred as Sumuru, a beautiful but deadly woman with plans for world domination. When a couple of wise-cracking, swingin' secret agents uncover her scheme to eliminate male leaders and replace them with sexy undercover female operatives, they rush to Hong Kong and enlist the local police to stop her all-female army of assassins known as THE MILLION EYES OF SUMURU.

    Frankie Avalon (MUSCLE BEACH PARTY), George Nader (ROBOT MONSTER), Wilfrid Hyde-White (MY FAIR LADY), Maria Rohm (99 WOMEN), and Klaus Kinski (CRAWLSPACE) co-star in this action-packed spy spoof from producer Harry Alan Towers (THE BLOODY JUDGE) and director Lindsay Shonteff (THE MAN FROM S.E.X.). Now THE MILLION EYE OF SUMURU has been newly remastered in High Definition from the original camera negative for its U.S. home video premiere!

    EXTRAS: * Theatrical Trailer * Poster & Still Gallery

    THE GIRL FROM RIO:

    A Carnivale Of Sex, Violence And Outrageous Style From Jess Franco!

    In the tradition of BARBARELLA and DANGER: DIABOLIK comes this swinging '60s action orgy as bisexual super-villain Sumuru (the luscious Shirley Eaton of GOLDFINGER) launches a diabolical plan to enslave the male species with her army of lusty warrior women. But when Sumuru kidnaps a fugitive American playboy, she crosses a sadistic crime boss (Academy Award winner George Sanders of ALL ABOUT EVE and VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED) and ignites a battle of the sexes that will bring Brazil to its knees in more ways than one.

    Richard Wyler (THE BOUNTY KILLER) and Maria Rohm (EUGENIE) co-star in this kinky cult favorite from producer Harry Alan Towers (THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU) and director Jess Franco (VENUS IN FURS). Also known as RIO 70, FUTURE WOMEN and THE SEVEN SECRETS OF SUMURU, THE GIRL FROM RIO is now presented in a brand-new HD transfer, totally uncut and uncensored with all its eye-popping nudity, torture and lesbianism fully restored from the original camera negative!

    EXTRAS: * 'Rolling in Rio' - Interviews with Director Jess Franco , Producer Harry Alan Towers , and Star Shirley Eaton * Poster & Still Gallery

     

    1st May

     Shopping: The Zero Boys...

    1986 USA action horror thriller by Nico Mastorakis, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
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    Zero Boys Dual Format Blu ray The Zero Boys is a 1986 USA action horror thriller by Nico Mastorakis.
    Starring Daniel Hirsch, Kelli Maroney and Nicole Rio. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, sex, drug use for:

    • 2016 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 25th April 2016

    Reviews

    • See review from cine-vue.com : " An obscure artefact from a cinematic bygone era which proves to be something of a lost gem "
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1986 VHS. Uncut for 15 rated 2016 DVD.

    Promotional Material

    From cult director Nico Mastorakis, the man behind such eclectic offerings as the controversial Island of Death and the Oliver Reed-starring actioner Hired to Kill, comes The Zero Boys the genre-bending 80s classic with gruesome sequences that anticipate the torture porn horrors of Hostel and Saw.

    For a group of young friends, a weekend of survival games in the wilderness turns into a genuine battle of life and death when one of their number turns up dead. Finding themselves hunted by a bloodthirsty band of maniacs intent on slaughtering them one-by-one, the self-styled Zero Boys must now play their war games for real.

    Starring Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall) and featuring an early score from the legendary Hans Zimmer (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy), The Zero Boys mixes action, survival and all-out slasher movie elements in a thrilling horror yarn that falls somewhere between Friday the 13th and Deliverance.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Stereo audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio Commentary with star Kelli Maroney, moderated by Shock Till You Drop s Chris Alexander
  • Nico Mastorakis on... Nico Mastorakis - brand new interview with Mastorakis on the making of The Zero Boys
  • Brand new interview with star Kelli Maroney
  • Brand new interview with star Nicole Rio
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Stills Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • Fully-illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by critic James Oliver
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    30th April

     Shopping: Sleepaway Camp 3 - Teenage Wasteland...

    1989 USA comedy horror by Michael A Simpson just released on UK Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Sleepaway Camp Teenage Wasteland Blu ray Sleepaway Camp 3 - Teenage Wasteland is a 1989 USA comedy horror by Michael A Simpson.
    Starring Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith and Michael J Pollard. Youtube link IMDb

    UK: The cut R Rated version was passed 15 for strong language and moderate sex and violence without BBFC cuts for:

    • 2016 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th April 2016
    Censorship History
    Cut in the US for an R rating. UK releases are this cut R rated version. Uncut in Germany.

    Promotional Material

    It's an Autumn retreat at Camp New Horizons for a group of lusty teenagers. Lunatic Angela Baker joins them and gives them a lesson in butchery with axes, trucks, firecrackers, lawnmowers and more. This is the third part of the gruesome, wild, body-count saga.

     

    29th April

     Shopping: Sssssss...

    1973 USA Sci-Fi horror by Bernard L Kowalski just released on US Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Sssssss Blu ray Strother Martin Sssssss is a 1973 USA Sci-Fi horror by Bernard L Kowalski.
    Starring Strother Martin, Dirk Benedict and Heather Menzies-Urich. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    • 2016 Shout! Factory (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th April 2016

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History

    Uncut and X rated for 1973 cinema release, but cut for animal cruelty when reduced to 15 for VHS. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    A snake scientist turns his daughter's boyfriend, his lab helper, into a big cobra.

    Special features Include:
    • “My Reptilian Past:” An interview with actor Dirk Benedict (17 minutes)

    • “The Herpetologist’s Daughter:” An interview with Heather Menzies (15 minutes)

    • Photo Gallery

    • Theatrical Trailers

    • Radio Spots

     

    28th April

     Shopping: Sleepaway Camp 2 - Unhappy Campers...

    1988 USA comedy horror by Michael A Simpson, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Sleepaway Camp Unhappy Campers Blu ray Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers is a 1988 USA comedy horror by Michael A Simpson.
    Starring Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez and Tony Higgins. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence for:

    • 2016 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th April 2016
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1988 VHS. The BBFC waived its cuts for 2004 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    See further details about the BBFC cuts at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Sleepaway Camp II

    Promotional Material

    Angela Baker (Pamela Springsteen) has become a counselor at Camp Rolling Hills - a summer camp for teenagers. Crazy Angela has plans to teach the badly-behaved campers a lesson or two in survival - by slicing, stabbing, drilling, barbecuing, chain-sawing and worse. This is the follow up to the original cult hit 'Sleepaway Camp'.

     

    27th April

     Shopping: Beat Girl...

    1960 UK drama by Edmond T Gréville, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo
    Link Here
    Beat Girl Flipside 030 Blu ray Beat Girl is a 1960 UK drama by Edmond T Gréville.
    Starring David Farrar, Noëlle Adam and Christopher Lee. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate bad language, nudity for:

    • 2016 Bfi RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 25th April 2016

    UK Censorship History

    Cut by the BBFC for a 1960 X rated cinema release. uncut and 12 rated on home video.

    Promotional Material

    A cult classic British film about late-fifties youth-rebellion set to an intoxicating Beatnik backdrop.

    The film tells the story of Paul (David Farrar), a divorced architect who marries a Parisian named Nichole (Noëlle Adam), much to the displeasure of his teenage daughter Jennifer (Gillian Hills). In a bid to rebel Jennifer falls in with the London beatnik scene and a music-fuelled life of juvenile delinquency. Taking an immediate dislike to her stepmother Jenny goes out of her way to make life miserable for Nichole. When she discovers that Nichole is a friend of a stripper, she investigates and uses her stepmother's sordid past to embarrass her father.

    With an all-star cast including David Farrar ( Black Narcissus, The Small Back Room ), Shirley Anne Field ( Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Peeping Tom ), Christopher Lee ( Lords of the Rings, Dracula ) and a young Oliver Reed ( Gladiator, Oliver! ), the film is notable for its original music by composer John Barry, his first film commission, and the debut appearance of teen idol Adam Faith. Actress Gillian Hills went on to work with Antonioni ( Blow Up ) and Stanley Kubrick ( A Clockwork Orange ) and was the star of the cult television series The Owl Service .

    Special features

    • Remastered in 2K
    • Alternative presentations of Beat Girl
    • Newly filmed interview with actress Gillian Hills (2016, 20 mins)
    • Cross-Roads (John Fitchen, 1955, 22 mins): short supernatural tale starring Christopher Lee
    • Goodnight with Sabrina (1958, 3 mins): short glamour film
    • Beauty in Brief (1955, 4 mins): short glamour film
    • Fully illustrated booklet with a new essay by BFI curator Vic Pratt, and full credits

     

    27th April

     Shopping: Sisters...

    2015 USA comedy by Jason Moore, an extended version just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Sisters DVD Amy Poehler April Sisters is a 2015 USA comedy by Jason Moore.
    Starring Amy Poehler, John Leguizamo and Tina Fey. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Theatrical and Extended versions were passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong sex references, drug use for:

    • 2016 Universal UK RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th April 2016
    • 2016 Universal UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th April 2016
    Versions
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Unrated Version. Both the UK DVD and Blu-ray feature the Extended Version.

    See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com . The Extended Version contains 4:34s of additional material bit nothing beyond a couple of dirty jokes that has bearing on the ratings.

    Promotional Material

    Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home.

     

    26th April

      Censors throw a hissy fit...

    The Angry Birds Movie is cut for a BBFC U rated cinema release
    Link Here
    Poster Angry Birds Movie 2016 Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly The Angry Birds Movie is a 2016 Finland / USA family action animation by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly.
    Starring Kate McKinnon, Jason Sudeikis and Peter Dinklage. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed U for very mild bad language, comic slapstick, innuendo, toilet humour after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:

    • 2016 cinema release titled Angry Birds
    The BBFC commented:
    • This film was originally seen for advice in an incomplete form. The company was advised it was likely to be classified PG, but that their preferred U could be achieved by removing a couple of examples of word play on strong language. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, these instances of word play had been removed and the film was therefore classified U.

    Promotional Material

    In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds - or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We're the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

     

    22nd April

     Shopping: 1900...

    1976drama by Bernardo Bertolucci just released on UK Blu-ray with a note about real masturbation
    Link Here
    1900 Novecento Masters Cinema Blu ray 1900 is a 1976 Italy/France/West Germany drama by Bernardo Bertolucci.
    With Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu and Dominique Sanda. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for one scene of strong real sex:

    • 2016 Eureka Entertainment Ltd RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th April 2016
    Censorship History
    Exists in 3 versions, a shortened International Theatrical Version, the full length Italian Version and the Italian Version without a masturbation scene.

    This version is the uncut Italian Version.

    Promotional Material

    After the international firestorm of Last Tango in Paris , Bernardo Bertolucci went on to create one of the grandest and most legendary epics in modern cinema. A stunning five-hour saga following the intertwined fates of two childhood friends born on the same day in 1901 at opposite ends of the social scale through five decades of class struggle.

    Described by Pauline Kael as making most other films ''look like something you hold up on the end of a toothpick'', Robert De Niro and Gérard Depardieu headline an extraordinary cast, including Burt Lancaster , Alida Valli , Sterling Hayden , Stefania Sandrelli and Donald Sutherland . Lustrously photographed by Vittorio Storaro and scored by Ennio Morricone , the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this singular work in a new Blu-ray edition.

    SPECIAL FEATURES including:

    • 1080p high-definition transfer
    • English and Italian uncompressed PCM soundtracks
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing for the English audio and English subtitles for the Italian audio
    • The Story, The Cast and Creating an Epic , two video pieces from 2006 featuring Bertolucci and Storaro
    • Bertolucci secondo il cinema , an hour-long on-set documentary about the making of 1900
    • PLUS: A booklet featuring the words of Bernardo Bertolucci, archival imagery, and more!

     

    22nd April

     Offsite Article: Cutting Edge Episode 3: Cliffhanger (Re-mastered)...

    Link Here
    VHS reversible cover A Gavin Salkeld updates the video for this fine episode of the Cutting Edge series

    See video from YouTube

     

    21st April

     Shopping: Tootsie...

    1982 USA comedy romance by Sydney Pollack, once cut for a BBFC PG rating, just released on UK Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Tootsie Criterion Collection Blu ray Hoffman Tootsie is a 1982 USA comedy romance by Sydney Pollack.
    Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange and Teri Garr. Youtube link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2016 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th April 2016
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts for a PG rated 1983 cinema release, then uncut and 15 rated for home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but his demanding nature and stubborn temperament have antagonized every producer in New York. Now his agent insists no one will hire him. But Michael needs money - eight thousand dollars to be exact - and to earn it, he's willing to play the role of a lifetime. Dustin Hoffman stars with Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray andGeena Davis in director Sydney Pollack's heart-filled classic that heralded a new era of Hollywood wig-flipping and set a new standard for unpredictable laugh-out-loud comedy.

     

    21st April

      Scooby Doo: The Movie...

    Cutting Edge Quick Trims Episode 29. BBFC category cuts for a PG rated cinema release and DVD
    Link Here
    Scooby Doo: The Movie Scooby-Doo is a 2002 USA / Australia comedy mystery adventure by Raja Gosnell.
    Starring Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar. BBFC link IMDb

    All UK releases rated PG after BBFC category cuts. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    Summary Notes

    The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young visitors in very strange ways. Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby soon realize that they cannot solve this mystery without help from each other.

    See video from YouTube

     

    20th April

     Shopping: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2...

    1986 USA comedy horror by Tobe Hooper, once unofficially banned by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre Collectors Blu ray The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a 1986 USA comedy horror by Tobe Hooper.
    Starring Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams and Jim Siedow. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Unofficially banned by the BBFC from 1986 to 2001. Then released uncut, as it is in the US.

    Promotional Material

    For a decade, Texas Ranger Lefty Enright (Hopper) has sought to avenge the brutal murder of his kin by the cannibalistic Sawyer family -- Leatherface, Chop-Top, The Cook and Grandpa. With the help of a radio DJ (Caroline Williams), who's also bent on putting an end to the terror, Lefty finds his way to the Sawyers' underground slaughter shop, where a battle of epic proportions will soon rage... and the line between good and evil gets chopped to bits!

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 [Collector's Edition] Bonus Features:

    Disc 1: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part Two (New HD Transfer)
    · NEW 2016 2K HD scan of the inter-positive film element
    · NEW Audio Commentary with director of photography Richard Kooris, production designer Cary White, script supervisor Laura Kooris and property master Michael Sullivan
    · Audio Commentary with director Tobe Hooper
    · Audio Commentary with actors Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams and special effects makeup creator Tom Savini
    · NEW Extended Outtakes from It Runs in the Family featuring L.M. Kit Carson and Lou Perryman (30 minutes)
    · NEW Behind-the-Scenes Footage Compilation from Tom Savini's archives (43 minutes)
    · Alternate Opening Credit Sequence
    · Deleted Scenes
    · Still Galleries -- posters and lobby cards, behind-the-scenes photos, stills and collector's gallery
    · Theatrical Trailers
    · TV Spots

    Disc 2: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part Two (Original HD Transfer)
    · MGM's original HD Master with color correction supervision by director of photography Richard Kooris
    · NEW House of Pain -- a interview with make-up effects artists Bart Mixon, Gabe Bartalos, Gino Crognale and John Vulich (42 minutes)
    · NEW Yuppie Meat -- a interview with actors Chris Douridas and Barry Kinyon (19 minutes)
    · NEW Cutting Moments -- a interview with editor Alain Jakubowicz (17 minutes)
    · NEW Behind the Mask -- a interview with stunt man and Leatherface performer Bob Elmore (14 minutes)
    · NEW HORROR'S HALLOWED GROUNDS -- revisiting the locations of the film -- hosted by Sean Clark plus a special guest (25 minutes)
    · It Runs in the Family -- a six part feature-length documentary featuring interviews with screenwriter L.M. Kit Carson, actors Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Bill Johnson, Lou Perryman, special makeup effects artist Tom Savini and more... (84 minutes)

     

    19th April

     Shopping: Bride of Re-animator...

    1990 US horror by Brian Yuzna, once cut for a US R rating, just released on UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo
    Link Here
    Bride Re Animator Format Blu ray Limited Re-animator 2 is a 1990 US horror by Brian Yuzna.
    With Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott and Claude Earl Jones. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Presumably the Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gory images for:

    • 2016 Arrow Video Liimited Edition [Unrated + R rated Versions] (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 11th April 2016

    There is also a US release

    Reviews

    Censorship History
    The film was cut for an MPAA R rated Theatrical Version and this cut version has been used for all 18 rated releases, presumably this 15 rated release is uncut though. The US MPAA Unrated version is uncut.

    Promotional Material

    The success of Stuart Gordon s hit horror-comedy Re-animator meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up, Bride of Re-animator - this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (Society, Return of the Living Dead 3) - would prove that there was a good deal more life left in the story of Dr. Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits.

    It is 8 years since the Miskatonic massacre. Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr. West (again played by Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan s dearly deceased, Meg Halsey. Surely nothing could go wrong?

    With special effects master Screaming Mad George (the man behind the infamous shunting sequence in Society) on hand to contribute a host of characteristically weird and wonderful creations including zombified bats and a one-eyed finger spider Bride of re-animator is a more than worthy successor to Gordon s original cult classic.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED 3-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restorations of the Unrated and R-rated versions of the film, approved by director Brian Yuzna
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
  • Limited Edition Collector s Booklet
  • Limited Edition Packaging to be revealed

    DISCS 1 & 2 BLU-RAY/DVD UNRATED VERSION

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the Unrated version
  • Brand new audio commentary with Brian Yuzna
  • Audio Commentary with Brian Yuzna, star Jeffrey Combs, visual effects supervisor Tom
  • Rainone and the effects team including John Buechler, Mike Deak, Bob Kurtzman, Howard Berger and Screaming Mad George
  • Audio Commentary with stars Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott
  • Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-animator brand new featurette in which the director looks back at the making of the first Re-animator sequel
  • Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-animator Brand new FX featurette with a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Robert Kurtzman of KNB, Screaming Mad George, Tony Doublin and John Buechler
  • Getting Ahead in Horror - archive making-of featurette
  • Deleted Scenes

    DISC 3 - BLU-RAY R-RATED VERSION

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the R-rated version
  •  

    19th April

     Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 48...

    Link Here
    Good Bad Ugly Disc Special An interesting episode about The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

    18th April

     Shopping: Shadows in an Empty Room...

    1976 Italy / Canada / Panama crime mystery thriller by Alberto De Martino, cut by the BBFC, just released on US DVD and Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Shadows Empty Room Blazing Magnum Shadows in an Empty Room (aka Blazing Magnum) is a 1976 Italy / Canada / Panama crime mystery thriller by Alberto De Martino (as Martin Herbert).
    Starring Stuart Whitman, John Saxon and Martin Landau. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 Kino Lorber (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th April 2016
    • 2016 Kino Lorber R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th April 2016
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1976 cinema release and 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Newly Re-mastered in HD! Tension and thrills await in this all-star slice of 70s crime excitement! When his sister is poisoned at a party, hardened Canadian cop Tony Saitta (Stuart Whitman, Maniac) embarks on a violent investigation that turns into a shocking whirlpool of revenge and betrayal. Featuring one of the decade s greatest car chases and an arsenal of plot twists, this blend of fast- paced action film and tough police procedural from cult director Alberto De Martino (The Antichrist, Holocaust 2000) features a stellar cast including John Saxon (Queen of Blood), Oscar winner Martin Landau (Ed Wood), Tisa Farrow (Zombie), Carole Laure (Sweet Movie), Jean Leclerc (Whispers) and Gayle Hunnicutt (The Legend of Hell House).

    Bonus Features: Original Theatrical Trailer

     

    18th April

     Shopping: Destroyer / Edge of Sanity...

    Double bill, the 2nd film once suffered BBFC cuts, just released on US Blu-ray
    Link Here
    Destroyer Sanity Blu ray Anthony Perkins Destroyer / Edge of Sanity is a double bill
    Starring Anthony Perkins.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Shout! Factory (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th April 2016

    Reviews

    Destroyer is a 1988 USA horror thriller by Robert Kirk.
    Starring Deborah Foreman, Clayton Rohner and Lyle Alzado. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release
    Edge of Sanity is a 1989 UK / France / Hungary / USA horror thriller by Gérard Kikoïne.
    Starring Anthony Perkins, Glynis Barber and Sarah Maur Thorp. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases in 1989. Uncut and 18 rated since 2004 DVD. Cut for a US MPAA R rating but the the Unrated Version is uncut.