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 Shopping: Who Can Kill a Child?...

1976 Spain horror mystery by Narciso Ibanez Serrador, once caught up in teh video nasties panic, set for US Blu-ray release on 10th July 2018


Link Here 10th May 2018
Who Can Kill a Child? Blu-ray Who Can Kill a Child? (aka Island of the Damned) is a 1976 Spain horror mystery by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador.
Starring Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome and Antonio Iranzo. BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Mondo Macabro [Uncut Version + Island of Death] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th July 2018
UK Censorship History

Passed X uncut for UK cinema release in 1976, and for 18 rated DVD in 2011. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Not an official video nasty. But there is a theory that a briefly listed Island of Death was in fact this title rather than the 'officially' assumed Nico Mastorakis' Island of Death. The title Island of Death appeared on the video nasty list in November 1983 but was dropped in the next issue. There is no way that the nastier Mastorakis Island of Death could ever have been dropped from the list.

Promotional Material

Mondo Macabro Presents Who Can Kill a Child - One of the most terrifying films ever made!

An English tourist couple rent a boat to visit the island of Almanzora, just off the southern Spanish coast. When they arrive, they find the island apparently empty of adults. There are only children, who don't speak but just stare at the strangers with eerie smiles on their faces. The English couple soon discovers that all the island s children have been possessed by a mysterious force, a kind of madness which they can pass from one to another, and which makes them attack and murder their elders, who can't defend themselves because, of course, nobody can kill a child…

The film was highly controversial on its original release in the 1970s and was heavily cut in most countries. This Blu-ray presents the full version of the film but also includes the shorter ISLAND OF DEATH release, which does not have the opening documentary footage. The film influenced many subsequent books and movies, including CHILDREN OF THE CORN and was remade in 2012 under the title COME OUT AND PLAY. The version on this Blu-ray is the definitive release of what has come to be recognized as a classic of world horror.

Special Features:

Brand new 4k transfer from film negative
Version Española - documentary about the film
Interview with cinematographer José Luis Alcaine
Interview with director Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
Kim Newman on Killer Kids
Audio commentary by Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
Alternate Island of Death title sequence
English/Spanish audio choice
Alternate US audio dub
Original trailer and radio spots
Newly created English subtitles
Mondo Macabro previews

 

 Offsite Article: Ideas for a sportswear shop...


Link Here 22nd April 2018
sportswear shop Scotland's richest man started out as a video nasty trader

See article from heraldscotland.com

 

 Shopping: The Mountain Of The Cannibal God...

1978 Italian adventure by Sergio Martino set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 7th May 2018 with previous cuts for violence waived but still cut for animal cruelty


Link Here 19th April 2018
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: The Extended Version was passed 18 for strong violence, gore, sex after 2:01s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cuts required to remove six sequences of animal cruelty .
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. This Extended Version was passed 18 for 2018 video but was still cut for animal cruelty.

The Extended Version features 4 minutes of previously unseen rape, bestiality and masturbation scenes. It also restores the explicit castration scene to the movie. This extra material is said to have been taken from the director's private collection.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Mountain of the Cannibal God

Promotional Material

Sergio Martino (director of All The Colours Of The Dark, The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh, Torso) invites you on the trip of a lifetime - to THE MOUNTAIN OF THE CANNIBAL GOD for sun, wildlife and... flesh munching natives! You might just never come home...

Ursula Andress (Bond Dr No, 10th Victim, The Nurse) travels to the New Guinea jungle in search of her scientist husband who s vanished in the untamed Green Inferno. Soon, giant spiders, killer crocs and deadly snakes bare their teeth as her expedition, lead by cult-fave Stacey Keach, journeys towards the sacred mountain of the Cannibal God! There a flesh-eating demon will enslave her in an eruption of frenzied orgiastic climax... and full porky bestiality!

Banned as a video nasty , Shameless now reinstates the original dramatic gore and the complete extended explicitness to serve up the world s first 2K-sharp restoration of this ferocious unflinching exploitation treat, to be devoured in all its blood-soaked glory!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978) is presented restored and re-graded from a new 2K scan. This entirely new widescreen release features previously unseen footage (of sex and gore) and is the longest ever UK version.
  • Exclusive, Limited Edition Serial-Numbered O card
  • Introduction by Director Sergio Martino
  • Interviews with Director Sergio Martino about Animal Cruelty on film
  • Making-of Cannibal Nightmare with exclusive on-set footage etc..
  • Alternative Credits
  • Original English audio soundtrack in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Dual Mono
  • Theatrical Trailer
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      Cannibal Ferox...

    Violence cuts to Umberto Lenzi's 1981 video nasty have just been waived by the BBFC, but cuts to animal cruelty remain


    Link Here 8th April 2018
    Cannibal Ferox Director's Cut DVD Cannibal Ferox is a 1981 Italy horror adventure by Umberto Lenzi.
    Starring Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle and Danilo Mattei. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 for strong bloody violence, gore after some previous cuts waived but still with 1:55s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

    • 2018 Argent Films  video
    The BBFC commented:
    • Compulsory cuts required to sequences of real animal cruelty.

    The previous submission to the BBFC was in 2001 when the video ended up with about 7 minutes of cuts. Just 6s of these cuts were formally required by the BBFC but the BBFC concurred with 6:51s of pre-cuts.

    The 2001 BBFC cuts were:

    • Cut required to sight of small animal on end of rope banging against side of a jeep

    From IMDb, the 2001 pre-cuts were:

    • Removed scene of coati being eaten by a snake whilst the adventurers look on.
    • Removed scene of a monkey being attacked by a jaguar.
    • Removed scene of iguana fending off snake
    • Removed scenes of Pat & Mike tormenting a native girl about being a virgin and then threatening to hurt her with a knife drawn across her naked breasts
    • Removed scene of live turtle having its head an legs chopped off.
    • Removed scene of Mike removing a native's eye with a knife.
    • Shortened scene of Joe getting speared and his innards becoming a cannibal feast.
    • Removed scene of Mike being castrated with a machete and then the natives eating the tasty morsel.
    • Removed flashback to Mike's ex-girl being kicked in the head.
    • Removed scene of a crocodile being killed and devoured by natives
    • Removed scenes of Mike's hand being chopped off.
    • When Zora Kerowa is killed, this edited version plays as though she has disappeared, never once showing either the actual event of the aftermath of the famous "hooks through the breasts" death.
    • After having his skull sliced off, cuts to natives eating his brains.

    And previous to that, the video was banned on pre-cert VHS as one of the most notable of the video nasties.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Cannibal Ferox

    Summary Notes

    Anthropologists take a trip to the jungles of Colombia to study native cannibals. Instead, they find a band of drug dealers, using the natives to harvest coca leaves. After awhile, the natives are tired of being tortured slaves, and turn on their masters, as well as the anthropologists, thus filling the screen with gruesome splatter!

     

     Shopping: The Last House On The Left...

    1972 USA video nasty by Wes Craven set for UK Limited Edition Blu-ray release on 28th May 2018 with 3 versions


    Link Here 11th March 2018
    The Last House On The Left Limited Edition Blu-ray The Last House on the Left is a 1972 USA horror by Wes Craven.
    Starring Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham and David Hess. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2018 Arrow Limited Edition [Unrated Version + Krugg & Co + R rated Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th May 2018
    Censorship History
    In the US the Original Theatrical Version was uncut and X rated but was soon heavily cut for local censorship requirements and then for a series of attempts made in attaining an R rating. Much of the material cut for an R rating has now been declared lost. In 1986 director Wes Craven assembled his best remaining material previously cut from the film and declared that this version was his Director's Cut. It was released in the US Unrated by the MPAA.

    The R rated version was banned from 1974 UK cinema release by the BBFC and the Greater London Council. The film, presumably still in the R rated version was released in the UK when BBFC certificates were not required but it was soon banned as a 'video nasty'. The BBFC continued its ban with the Unrated version being banned from cinema release in 2000.

    In 2001 the DVD was resubmitted and was again banned, but this time cuts were being discussed. A resubmission in 2002 resulted in a BBFC offer of an 18 rating after cuts. The distributors appealed against the cuts but lost their case, and ended up with even more cuts than requested by the BBFC. The film was released in the following year with the same BBFC cuts but in two versions, including an alternative cut called Krug & Co.

    By 2008 the BBFC had relented and the film was released without BBFC cuts in both the Unrated Version and the alternative Krug & Company.

    See also Cutting Edge Episode 48: Last House on the Left Gavin Salkeld investigates the appeal of Wes Craven's much censored classic

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Last House on the Left

    Promotional Material

    MARI, SEVENTEEN, IS DYING. EVEN FOR HER THE WORST IS YET TO COME!

    The directorial debut of Wes Craven, the man behind such horror favourites as A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream, The Last House on the Left justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release.

    On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks, headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture and murder.

    Unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1972, The Last House on the Left shocked audiences with its graphic and unflinching portrayal of interpersonal violence, paving the way for a whole host of cheap imitators looking to capitalise on its success. It is Wes Craven s original alone, however, that remains one of the true watershed moments in horror (and indeed, film) history.

    LIMITED 2 X BLU-RAY EDITION CONTENTS

  • Three cuts of the film newly restored in 2K from original film elements
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
  • 6 x lobby card reproductions
  • Limited edition perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by author Stephen Thrower
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper

    DISC ONE THE UNCUT VERSION

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Uncut Version
  • Brand new audio commentary by podcasters Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes
  • Archival audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S. Cunningham
  • Archival audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
  • Junior s Story a brand new interview with actor Marc Sheffler
  • Marc Sheffler in Conversation at the American Cinematheque
  • Brand new interview with wardrobe and make-up artist Anne Paul
  • Songs in the Key of Krug never-before-seen archive interview with David Hess
  • Celluloid Crime of the Century archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler and Martin Kove
  • Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on The Left archival interview with Wes Craven
  • Scoring Last House on the Left archival interview with actor/composer David Hess
  • It's Only a Movie: The Making of The Last House on the Left archival documentary
  • Forbidden Footage the cast and crew of Last House on the film s most controversial sequences
  • Deleted Scene
  • Outtakes and Dailies
  • Trailers, TV Spot & Radio Spots
  • Image Gallery

    DISC TWO THE KRUG & COMPANY & R-RATED CUTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Krug and Company and R-rated cuts of the film
  • The Craven Touch brand new featurette bringing together interviews with a number of Wes Craven s collaborators, including Sean S. Cunningham, composer Charles Bernstein, producer Peter Locke, cinematographer Mark Irwin and actress Amanda Wyss
  • Early Days and Night of Vengeance filmmaker Roy Frumkes remembers Wes Craven and Last House on the Left
  • Tales That'll Tear Your Heart Out excerpts from an unfinished Wes Craven short
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     Shopping: House on the Edge of the Park/Last House on Massacre Street...

    1980 Italian video nasty by Ruggero Deodato just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 7th March 2018
    House on teh Edge of the Park Blu-ray House on the Edge of the Park is a 1980 Italian horror thriller by Ruggero Deodato
    With David Hess and Annie Belle. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Banned by the BBFC for 1981 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned after 12 minutes of cuts in 2002. Cuts reduced to 43s in 2011. Uncut in the US.
    Last House on Massacre Street is a 1973 Canada / USA horror thriller by Jean-Marie Pélissié.
    Starring Robin Strasser, John Beal and Arthur Roberts. BBFC link IMDb
    A short version was released with a BBFC 18 rating on 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Kino Lorber [House on the Edge of the Park + Last House on Massacre Street] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th March 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Delivers shocks to the maximum... pushes the limits of acceptability! The 70s drive-in retrospect continues with 2 more Houses of Hell! The box office opens at 7 o' clock. Our first feature LAST HOUSE ON MASSACRE STREET (1973) starts at dusk, followed by our main feature HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK (1980). The slice of Italian exploitation starring David Hess (Last House on the Left) and directed by Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust) is a cut above the rest. Watch in drive-in mode to enjoy the full nostalgic experience in shocking HD!

     

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

    Nasty video and video nasty just released on US DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 16th February 2018
    Chaos / Don't Look in the Basement - Double Feature DVD Chaos is a 2005 USA horror thriller by David DeFalco.
    Starring Kevin Gage, Sage Stallone and Kelly KC Quann. IMDb
    Initially cut for an MPAA R rating but later the uncut Director's Cut was released on US home video. The film has never released in the UK, this is exactly the sort of nastiness that the BBFC would never allow.

    Thanks to Kire who notes that this release features the 76 minute uncut MPAA Unrated Version.

    See further cuts details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Chaos

    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. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    US: Chaos is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    US: Don't Look in the Basement is uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Kino Lorber [Chaos + Don't Look in the Basement] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    • 2018 Kino Lorber [Chaos + Don't Look in the Basement] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018

    Promotional Material

    In retrospect of the 70s drive-in era comes 2 Houses of Hell Double Feature. The box office opens at 7PM and the first feature DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT (1973) starts at dusk (Unrated).

    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.

    Following the nostalgic 10-minute drive-in intermission clock comes our main feature CHAOS (2005), the most brutal film ever released, starring Kevin Gage (Heat, Blow) and Sage Stallone (Daylight, Rocky V) (Rated R). Play Drive-In Mode to experience the entire show!

    Emily and her friend Angelica go to a rave in the woods, and when they arrive, they meet a stranger called Swan that promises some Exstasy for the girls. They follow him to a cabin into the forest where they meet the sadistic gang leaded by the psychotic Chaos. The girls are abused, tortured and raped in a night of nightmare and murder.

     

     Shopping: Let Sleeping Corpses Lie...

    1974 Italy / Spain video nasty by Jorge Grau just released on US DVD


    Link Here 28th January 2018
    Let Sleeping Corpses Lie DVD Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (aka The Living Dead at the Manchester Rue Morgue) is a 1974 Italy / Spain Sci-Fi horror by Jorge Grau.
    Starring Cristina Galbó, Ray Lovelock and Arthur Kennedy. Youtube link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Cheezy Movies R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 23rd January 2018
    Censorship History
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating where there is also an uncut Unrated version. In the UK the BBFC cut the 1975 cinema release. Cut and uncut versions were released on pre-cert VHS which went onto be banned as video nasties. The VHS was passed 18 by the BBFC in 1985 but only after the original cinema cuts were replied along with additional cuts for video. The BBFC relented in 2002 and the film was passed 18 uncut on DVD.

    Promotional Material

    A young couple in love is travelling along the English countryside. While they plan their next stop, a man who has been dead for several days attacks, to be followed shortly thereafter by a full-scale zombie invasion which could very well be a result of the agriculturist's distribution of ultrasonic radiation. In the end, a cop figures out the countless murders are not the work of the young couple, but the living dead.

     

     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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