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 Shopping: Toolbox Murders...

1978 US video nasty by Dennis Donnelly just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray with previous BBFC cuts waived


Link Here 8th December 2017
Toolbox Murders Blu-ray The Toolbox Murders is a 1978 US horror by Dennis Donnelly.
With Cameron Mitchell and Pamelyn Ferdin. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

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

  • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th December 2017
  • 2017 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th December 2017
UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for 1979 X rated cinema release. Banned as a video nasty on VHS in 1983. Cut by the BBFC for VHS and DVD from 2000 until the BBFC cuts were waived for 2017 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Toolbox Murders

Promotional Material

Psychotic Vance Kingsley (Cameron Mitchell) owns an apartment building, where he punishes 'sinful' women by murdering them with a nailgun, a drill and other handy household tools. After a time this culling ceases to satisfy Vance and, in an attempt to replace his deceased daughter, he kidnaps a teenage girl (Pamelyn Ferdin).

 

 Shopping: The Witch Who Came From The Sea...

1976 US video nasty by Matt Cimber just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


Link Here 6th December 2017
The Witch Who Came From The Sea Blu-ray The Witch who Came from the Sea is a 1976 US horror by Matt Cimber.
With Millie Perkins, Lonny Chapman and Vanessa Brown. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

UK Censorship History
Always uncut but briefly banned as a video nasty in 1984. Passed 18 uncut for 2006 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Promotional Material

MOLLY REALLY KNOWS HOW TO CUT MEN DOWN TO SIZE!!!

Representing something of an anomaly in the career of director Matt Cimber (whose other credits include such blaxploitation fare as The Candy Tangerine Man) The Witch Who Came from the Sea is an unnerving journey into madness and murder starring Millie Perkins (The Diary of Anne Frank).

Molly (Perkins) experiences violent fantasies in which she ties muscular men up before bloodily dispatching them with a razor. But when a news report announces the shocking double-murder of two football players which strongly echoes one of Molly s most recent depraved flights of fancy, the fantasy starts to bleed into reality literally.

Written by Perkins late husband Robert Thom (Death Race 2000), The Witch Who Came from the Sea features early cinematography from DOP Dean Cundey, who would go on to expand his genre credentials with his work on Escape from New York and The Thing.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • 2K restoration from original vault materials
  • High Definition Blu-ray presentation
  • Original Mono Audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Introduction to the film by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower
  • Audio commentary with producer-director Matt Cimber, actress Millie Perkins and director of photography Dean Cundey
  • Tides and Nightmares brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with Cimber, Perkins, Cundey and actor John Goff
  • A Maiden s Voyage archive featurette comprising interviews with Cimber, Perkins and Cundey
  • Lost at Sea director Cimber reflects on his notorious cult classic
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
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     Shopping: Night School...

    1981 USA video nasty by Ken Hughes just released for the first time on Blu-ray in the US


    Link Here 26th October 2017
    Night School Blu-ray Night School is a 1981 USA horror mystery by Ken Hughes (as Kenneth Hughes).
    Starring Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward and Drew Snyder. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Warner Bros. R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th October 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    They work by day, take a full schedule of classes all night and somehow find time for study and an occasional date. Women in the evening curriculum at Boston‚?s distinguished Wendell College do a lot to get ahead in life. But there‚?s someone who will go to even greater lengths. Someone who will do anything to get a head. A killer whose m.o. is the ritualistic decapitation of victims makes terror a required course at Night School, directed by Kenneth Hughes (Casino Royale 1967) and starring Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds; After Dark, My Sweet) in her screen debut. Leonard Mann plays the homicide lieutenant assigned to the puzzling case. He has hunches, not clues. Suspects, not evidence. And a rising body count. Finals are coming early this year at Wendell. And for those who don‚?t make the grade, heads will roll.

     

     Shopping: Zombie Flesh Eaters...

    1979 Italian video nasty by Lucio Fulci just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 4th October 2017
    Zombie Flesh Eaters Blu-ray Zombie Flesh Eaters is a 1979 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
    With Tisa Farrow and Ian McCulloch.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 2nd October 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC from 1992 to 1999. BBFC uncut since 2005. Uncut in the US

    Promotional Material

    THEY WILL RISE TO SUCK THE BLOOD OF THE LIVING!

    From the sleazy video nasty vaults comes a movie so stained with controversy and moral indignation that the very mention of its name sends shudders down the spines of the weak stomached and censorious Zombie Flesh Eaters. A gut-munching, shark wrestling, eye-gouging orgy of topless skin divers, mud-caked undead terror and Italian splatter from the dark imagination of horror genius Lucio Fulci (The Beyond, City of The Living Dead).

    An abandoned boat in New York Harbour unleashes a deadly flesh crazed Zombie cargo... A Young American woman and a journalist investigate a tropical island where a deadly disease is making the dead walk... Soon, thoughts of getting to the bottom of the murderous curse will be forgotten, as Fulci s walking corpses overwhelm the living and reports come in that the Big Apple is swarming with the living dead...

    After over thirty years, Zombie Flesh Eaters still has the power to shock and offend the unwilling... Check out this classic sadist video and revel in a wonderfully offensive movie that once helped usher in a moral panic!

     

     Shopping: Visiting Hours...

    1982 Canada video nasty by Jean-Claude Lord just released on UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo


    Link Here 21st September 2017
    Visiting Hours Blu-rayCombo Visiting Hours is a 1982 Canada horror thriller by Jean-Claude Lord.
    With Michael Ironside, Lee Grant and Linda Purl. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong threat, violence with previous film cuts waived for:

    • 2017 Media Sales/Final Cut Entertainment RB Blu-ray/R2 Combo at UK Amazon released on 18th September 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1982 cinema release. The same cut version was briefly banned as Video Nasty in 1984. Released again in the same cut form on VHS in 1986. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2017 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Deborah Ballin is a controversial middle-aged TV journalist, who is campaigning on air on behalf of a battered woman who murdered her abusive husband, claiming justifiable defence against the so-called victim. But her outspoken views championing women's rights incense one of the studio's cleaning staff, closet homicidal psycho (and misogynist) Colt Hawker whose deep seated despising all all things female occurred from seeing his Mother throwing boiling oil in the face of his abusive Father when he was a small child (and who's M.O. is to photograph victims he stabs as they're dying ). So much so that he decides there and then to shut her up...PERMANENTLY! Managing to beat her home, he soon dispatches her maid Francine, before turning his rage onto her as she come home (greeting her in only wearing her jewellery and make-up). Despite the brutal injuries he lashes out on her, she manages to survive and is rushed off to hospital. But undaunted he catches up to her in hospital and disguised as a florist... he enter the building to continue his mission to finish her off...along with anyone else who gets under his skin.

    Extras:

    • Interview with Actress Lind Purl (9 mins)
    • Interview with Director Jean Claude Lord (15mins)
    • Interview with Writer Brian Taggert (15 mins)
    • Interview with Producer Pierre David (17mins)
    Additional Material:
    • Visiting Hours - the Interviews [Additional Material]

     

     Shopping: Women Behind Bars...

    1975 French/Belgian video nasty by Jess Franco just released on UK DVD


    Link Here 15th September 2017
    Women Behind Bars DVD Women Behind Bars is a 1975 French/Belgian sexploitation film by Jess Franco .
    With Lina Romay, Martine Stedil and Nathalie Chape.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, sexualised violence for:

    • 2017 Screenbound/Maison Rouge R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th September 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Banned as a video nasty in 1984 but otherwise not released until uncut 18 rated DVD in 2017. Uncut and MPAA unrated n the US.

    Promotional Material

    Sultan of sleaze Jess Franco (VENUS IN FURS, SUCCUBUS) directs this depraved delicacy destined to delight connoisseurs of crime and perverted punishment. Raven-haired beauty Lina Romay (FEMALE VAMPIRE, MACUMBA SEXUAL) and blonde bombshell Martine Stedil (BARBED WIRE DOLLS) lead an exotic cast of curvaceous criminals in this uncut, uncensored entry in the women-in-prison genre.

     

     Shopping: The Slayer...

    1982 USA video nasty by JS Cardone just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 14th September 2017
    The Slayer Blu-ray The Slayer is a 1982 USA horror by JS Cardone.
    Starring Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn and Carol Kottenbrook. 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. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    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
  •  

     Shopping: Toolbox Murders...

    1978 US horror by Dennis Donnelly set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 20th November 2017 with previous BBFC cuts now confirmed as waived


    Link Here 3rd September 2017
    Toolbox Murders Blu-ray The Toolbox Murders is a 1978 US horror by Dennis Donnelly.
    With Cameron Mitchell and Pamelyn Ferdin. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th November 2017
    • 2017 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th November 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1979 X rated cinema release. Banned as a video nasty on VHS in 1983. Cut by the BBFC for VHS and DVD from 2000 until the BBFC cuts were waived for 2017 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Toolbox Murders

    Promotional Material

    Psychotic Vance Kingsley (Cameron Mitchell) owns an apartment building, where he punishes 'sinful' women by murdering them with a nailgun, a drill and other handy household tools. After a time this culling ceases to satisfy Vance and, in an attempt to replace his deceased daughter, he kidnaps a teenage girl (Pamelyn Ferdin).

     

     Shopping: Zombie Creeping Flesh...

    1980 Italy/Spain video nasty by Bruno Mattei just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 31st August 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: Women Behind Bars...

    1975 French/Belgian sexploitation video nasty by Jess Franco set for first UK DVD release on 11th September 2017


    Link Here 24th August 2017
    Women Behind Bars DVD Women Behind Bars is a 1975 French/Belgian sexploitation film by Jess Franco .
    With Lina Romay, Martine Stedil and Nathalie Chape.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Women Behind Bars is a crime thriller by Rick Deconnink.
    Starring Lina Romay, Martine Stedil and Nathalie Chape. BBFC link

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, sexualised violence for:

    • 2017 Screenbound/Maison Rouge R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th September 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Sultan of sleaze Jess Franco (VENUS IN FURS, SUCCUBUS) directs this depraved delicacy destined to delight connoisseurs of crime and perverted punishment. Raven-haired beauty Lina Romay (FEMALE VAMPIRE, MACUMBA SEXUAL) and blonde bombshell Martine Stedil (BARBED WIRE DOLLS) lead an exotic cast of curvaceous criminals in this uncut, uncensored entry in the women-in-prison genre.

     

     Shopping: The Slayer...

    1981 US video nasty by JS Cardone just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 24th August 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

    Reviews

    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
  •  

     Shopping: Anthropophagus...

    1980 Italian video nasty by Joe D'Amato just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 13th August 2017
    Anthropophagus Blu-ray The Anthropophagous Beast is a 1980 Italian horror by Joe D'Amato.
    With Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone and Serena Grandi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 7th August 2017
    Video Nasty
    Famously banned as a video nasty. The US R rated version is heavily cut and was also distributed in the UK. Released uncut in the UK on DVD and then Blu-ray in 2015.

    Promotional Material

    Joe D'Amato co-writes and directs this controversial Italian horror. A group of young tourists venturing to a remote Greek island become the victims of a murderous, cannibalistic creature. As they explore the island's abandoned town they become increasingly disturbed at what they discover, only to race back to their boat to find it cut adrift. When they head to a mansion on the island they unearth some clues about their stalker's identity. But this is only the start of their horror...

     

     Shopping: Visiting Hours...

    1982 Canadan video nasty by Jean-Claude Lord set for UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 18th September 2017 with previous BBFC cuts waived


    Link Here 5th August 2017
    Visiting Hours Blu-rayCombo Visiting Hours is a 1982 Canada horror thriller by Jean-Claude Lord.
    With Michael Ironside, Lee Grant and Linda Purl. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong threat, violence with previous film cuts waived for:

    • 2017 Media Sales/Final Cut Entertainment RB Blu-ray/R2 Combo at UK Amazon released on 18th September 2017
    UK Censorship History

    Cut by the BBFC for 1982 cinema release. The same cut version was briefly banned as Video Nasty in 1984. Released again in the same cut form on VHS in 1986. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2017 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Deborah Ballin is a controversial middle-aged TV journalist, who is campaigning on air on behalf of a battered woman who murdered her abusive husband, claiming justifiable defence against the so-called victim. But her outspoken views championing women's rights incense one of the studio's cleaning staff, closet homicidal psycho (and misogynist) Colt Hawker whose deep seated despising all all things female occurred from seeing his Mother throwing boiling oil in the face of his abusive Father when he was a small child (and who's M.O. is to photograph victims he stabs as they're dying ). So much so that he decides there and then to shut her up...PERMANENTLY! Managing to beat her home, he soon dispatches her maid Francine, before turning his rage onto her as she come home (greeting her in only wearing her jewellery and make-up). Despite the brutal injuries he lashes out on her, she manages to survive and is rushed off to hospital. But undaunted he catches up to her in hospital and disguised as a florist... he enter the building to continue his mission to finish her off...along with anyone else who gets under his skin.

    Extras:

    • Interview with Actress Lind Purl (9 mins)
    • Interview with Director Jean Claude Lord (15mins)
    • Interview with Writer Brian Taggert (15 mins)
    • Interview with Producer Pierre David (17mins)
    Additional Material:
    • Visiting Hours - the Interviews [Additional Material]

     

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

    1973 US video nasty by SF Brownrigg just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 31st July 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: 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.

     


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