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 Shopping: Contamination...

1980 Italian video nasty by Luigi Cozzi just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


Link Here 16th July 2017
Contamination DVD Contamination is a 1980 Italian horror by Luigi Cozzi
With Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau and Marino Masť.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

Censorship History
A pre-cut version was banned as a video nasty in 1983. Passed 15 uncut for DVD. Cut and uncut versions exist in the US

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Contamination

Promotional Material

Italian sci-fi horror co-written and directed by Luigi Cozzi. A deserted ship arrives in New York City carrying a slaughtered crew and an even more horrific cargo: mutant green eggs that pulsate with life. Teaming up with former astronaut Commander Ian Hubbard (Ian McCulloch), a government research team led by Colonel Stella Holmes (Louise Marleau) is sent in to investigate. However, after following a lead to a coffee plantation in Colombia, the team soon uncover a grisly conspiracy. The cast also includes Marino Masť, Gisela Hahn and Siegfried Rauch.

 

 Shopping: The Mountain Of The Cannibal God...

1978 Italian video nasty by Sergio Martino set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 25th September 2017


Link Here 10th July 2017
The Mountain Of The Cannibal God Blu-ray Mountain of the Cannibal God is a 1978 Italian adventure by Sergio Martino
With Ursula Andress and Stacey Keach. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Previously passed 18 after 2:06s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 2017 Shameless RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th September 2017
  • 2017 Shameless R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th September 2017

The BBFC commented in 2008:

  • Cuts required to sight of animal cruelty, including animals being goaded to fight each other
UK Censorship History

All UK releases have been cut for animal cruelty. The film was banned as a video nasty in 1983. There is an uncut extended version released in the US.

Promotional Material

When her anthropologist husband fails to return from an expedition into the Manilla jungle, Susan Stevenson (Ursula Andress) organises a search party to go looking for him. Accompanied by her brother Arthur (Antonio Marsina) and her husband's friend Dr Edward Foster (Stacey Keach), Susan heads towards Mount Rarami, the last confirmed location her husband visited. There they learn about the terrible curses which have rendered the mountain taboo and begin to suspect that it might have something to do with the anthropologist's disappearance.

 

 Shopping: The House By The Cemetery...

1981 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here 7th July 2017
The House By The Cemetery Blu-ray The House by the Cemetery is a 1981 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
With Catriona MacColl & Paolo Malco. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody gore and horror for:

  • 2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th June 2017
UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1982 cinema release. This cut version was released on pre-cert video and was banned as a video nasty. It was then heavily cut for BBFC approved VHS in 1988. The cuts were reduced for 2001 DVD and later waived for 2009 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Promotional Material

You may have just mortgaged your life!

Shock gore master Lucio Fulci s The House by the Cemetery is one of the finest typically single-minded exercises in zombie terror. It s just a shame no-one told the Boyle family who move into a gothic style house (by a cemetery) with a bloody past and a guts spraying future, what is yet to come! You d think they d twig given the basement door is nailed shut that they should get the hell out. Instead they stay long enough to discover their zombified non rent-paying lodger, the cellar-dwelling, flesh-hungry Dr Freudstein and boy is he angry!

 

 Shopping: Zombie Creeping Flesh...

1980 Italy/Spain video nasty by Bruno Mattei set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 28th August 2017


Link Here 23rd June 2017
Zombie Creeping Flesh Blu-ray Zombie Creeping Flesh is a 1980 Italy/Spain horror by Bruno Mattei.
With Margit Evelyn Newton, Franco Garofalo and Selan Karay. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017
  • 2017 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017
UK Censorship History

Pre-cut for violence and further shortened for brevity for 1982 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned and uncut in 2002. Uncut in the US

Promotional Material

A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies.

 

 Shopping: Don't Look in the Basement/Don't Look in the Basement 2...

1973 US video nasty by SF Brownrigg set for US Blu-ray release on 11th July 2017


Link Here 15th June 2017
Don't Look in the Basement/Don't Look in the Basement 2 Don't Look in the Basement is a 1973 US horror video by SF Brownrigg.
With Bill McGhee, Jessie Lee Fulton and Robert Dracup.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Banned on VHS as a video nasty. Passed 15 uncut on DVD in 2005.
Don't Look in the Basement 2 is a 2015 USA horror thriller by Tony Brownrigg.
Starring Chester Rushing, Frank Mosley and Andrew Sensenig. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Brink [Don't Look in the Basement 1+2] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th July 2017

Summary Review: A must-see for B horror fans

A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.

Take an ensemble cast of good B grade actors, give them a good script, a somewhat original premise, and unobtrusive directing, and you may end up with a film that over-achieves as much as Don't Look in the Basement did.

The film takes place in a large house which is home to several psychotic individuals. The film starts with the head of the hospital being chopped up with an axe. The rest of the film builds tension and successfully develops the individual psychoses of the in-mates. After a while it becomes very unclear who is a patient and who is a doctor.

In the end, Don't Look in the Basement is a cleverly plotted film which benefits from generally good acting and directing and not-overly-ambitious camera work.

 

 Shopping: The Slayer...

1981 US video nasty by JS Cardone set for UK Blu-ray release on 21st August 2017


Link Here 31st May 2017
The Slayer Blu-ray The Slayer is a 1981 US horror by JS Cardone .
With Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn and Carol Kottenbrook.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2017 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
UK Censorship History

Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned and passed 18 after 14s of BBFC cuts in 1992. Cuts waived in 2001.

Promotional Material

IS IT A NIGHTMARE? OR IS IT... THE SLAYER?

One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video.

Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her childhood nightmares of a demonic assailant coming to terrifying life?

Previously only available on home video in truncated or full screen versions, The Slayer whose nightmares-seeping-into-reality theme predates a certain Wes Craven classic by several years comes lovingly restored from the original negative in a stunning transfer that will be a revelation to fans both old and new.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin
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     Shopping: Madhouse...

    1981 Italy / USA video nasty by Ovidio G Assonitis set for UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 12th June 2017


    Link Here 5th May 2017
    Madhouse DVDBlu-rayCombo Madhouse (aka And When She Was Bad) is a 1981 Italy / USA horror by Ovidio G Assonitis (as Oliver Hellman).
    Starring Trish Everly, Michael MacRae and Dennis Robertson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 12th June 2017
    Video Nasty

    Initially released uncut on 1983 VHS but was soon re-released with cuts due the video nasties panic. The film was banned as a video nasty anyway. It was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 2004 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    MANY PEOPLE VISIT ... NO ONE EVER LEAVES.

    Helmed by legendary producer/director Ovidio Assonitis, the man behind such cult favourites as The Visitor and Piranha II: The Spawning, Madhouse is a crimson-soaked tale of sibling rivalry taken to a terrifying and bloody extreme.

    Julia has spent her entire adult life trying to forget the torment she suffered at the hands of her twisted twin Mary... but Mary hasn t forgotten. Escaping hospital, where she s recently been admitted with a horrific, disfiguring illness, Julia s sadistic sister vows to exact a particularly cruel revenge on her sibling this year promising a birthday surprise that she ll never forget.

    An Italian production shot entirely in Savannah, Georgia, Madhouse (aka And When She Was Bad and There Was a Little Girl) fuses slasher elements with the over-the-top excess of 80s Italian terror resulting in a cinematic bloodbath so gut-wrenching that the British authorities saw fit to outlaw it as a video nasty .

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition presentations
  • Original Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Theatrical Trailer, newly transferred in HD
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing on the film
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     Shopping: Absurd...

    1981 Italy video nasty by Joe D'Amato just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray (now in stock)


    Link Here 15th February 2017
    Absurd Blu ray Joe DAmato Absurd is a 1981 Italy horror by Joe D'Amato (as Peter Newton).
    Starring George Eastman, Annie Belle and Charles Borromel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th February 2017
    • 2017 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 13th February 2017
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rated 1983 cinema release. Later banned as a video nasty in 1983. The BBFC waived their cuts for an uncut 18 rated home video release in 2017. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Absurd

    Summary Notes

    A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own. There also exists an extended version in Belgium with additional dialogue and an extended scene.

     

     Shopping: The Beyond...

    1981 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 8th February 2017
    The Beyond Blu ray The Beyond is a 1981 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
    With Catriona MacColl and David Warbeck. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong horror and gory violence for:

    • 2017 Arrow Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 6th February 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Then the same version was banned as a video nasty. Passed uncut on DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but there is also a cut R rated version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Beyond

    Promotional Material

    Only death awaits in The Beyond!

    Lucio Fulci s masterpiece of face chewing spider action, milky eyed psychics, face melting embalming fluid and rotted, flesh-crazed Zombies returns in all its blood splattered, surreal and grossly disturbing glory for a new generation of Horror Kids!

    If your new business venture is sited on the cursed gateway to the hell dimension of The Beyond, then maybe it s time to move elsewhere but Liza (Catriona MacColl) is determined to make her New Orleans hotel work, until strange things start happening, people vanish and her waking thoughts are haunted by a ghostly blind woman who seems to hold the answers to the whole bizarre fever-dream. As reality breaks down and the plot explodes, Liza must journey far from everything she understands and descend in The Beyond...

    The Beyond is Fulci s Zombie masterwork as he assaults his audience with shock after head spinning shock, all the while leading up to one of horror cinemas most heart stopping finales. The Beyond drives sane men mad and leads others to murder. Dare you step over to the other side?

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray presentation of the film, totally uncut!
  • Optional English and Italian Audio options presented in oroginal English & Italian Mono Audio and English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Introduction by star Cinzia Monreale
  • Audio Commentary with Antonella Fulci and Calum Waddell
  • Audio Commentary with David Warbeck and Catriona MacColl
  • AKA Sarah Keller: Cinzia Monreale remembers The Beyond
  • Catriona MacColl Q&A from the Glasgow Film Theatre
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     Shopping: Love Camp 7...

    1969 USA video nasty by Lee Frost, still banned in the UK, just released on US DVD/Blu-ray Combo


    Link Here 1st February 2017
    Love Camp 7 Blu-rayCombo Love Camp 7 is a 1969 USA war horror thriller by Lee Frost.
    With Bob Cresse, Maria Lease and Kathy Williams. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Blue Underground R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 31st January 2017

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Banned as a video nasty in 1985, then banned by the BBFC in 2002. Uncut elsewhere, but there have only been a few obscure releases until the 2017 US DVD/Blu-ray Combo.

    Promotional Material

    The story of LOVE CAMP 7 is based on fact! During the darkest days of World War II, two young American WAC officers volunteer to infiltrate a Nazi Love Camp on a desperate rescue mission. Once inside, they are subjected to horrid humiliations at the hands of their captors. Can they survive long enough to complete their objective and escape with their lives intact?

     

     Shopping: Love Camp 7...

    1969 US video nasty by Lee Frost set for US DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 31st January 2017


    Link Here 21st January 2017
    Love Camp 7 Blu-rayCombo Love Camp 7 is a 1969 USA war horror thriller by Lee Frost.
    With Bob Cresse, Maria Lease and Kathy Williams. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Blue Underground R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 31st January 2017

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Banned as a video nasty in 1985, then banned by the BBFC in 2002. Uncut elsewhere, but there have only been a few obscure releases until the 2017 US DVD/Blu-ray Combo.

    Promotional Material

    The story of LOVE CAMP 7 is based on fact! During the darkest days of World War II, two young American WAC officers volunteer to infiltrate a Nazi Love Camp on a desperate rescue mission. Once inside, they are subjected to horrid humiliations at the hands of their captors. Can they survive long enough to complete their objective and escape with their lives intact?

     


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