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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?

     

     Shopping: The Burning...

    1981 US/Canada video nasty by Tony Maylam just released on UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo


    Link Here 21st December 2016
    Burning Dual Format Blu ray The Burning is a 1981 US/Canada slasher by Tony Maylam
    With Brian Matthews and Leah Ayres. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2016 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 19th December 2016
    Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1981 cinema release. Released uncut on pre-cert video but this then got banned as a video nasty. BBFC required further cuts for 18 rated 1992 VHS. Later uncut for DVD and Blu-ray. In the US the Unrated Version is uncut but the R rated version is cut.

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    Promotional Material

    IT WILL TAKE YOU FURTHER THAN FEAR.

    Of all the many slice-and-dice films that emerged in the early 80s, few remain as gruesomely effective as The Burning the notorious video nasty now finally unleashed on Blu-ray!

    When an ill-advised prank misfires, summer camp caretaker Cropsy is committed to hospital with hideous burns. Released after five years, hospital officials warn him not to blame the young campers who caused his disfigurement. But no sooner is Cropsy back on the streets than he s headed back to camp with a rusty pair of shears in hand, determined to exact his bloody revenge.

    With standout gore effects courtesy of FX legend Tom Savini, The Burning proved too shocking for UK censors upon its original video release. Now, fully uncut and in High Definition, The Burning is ready to reclaim its place as the ultimate summer camp nightmare.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Tony Maylam and critic Alan Jones
  • Audio commentary with stars Shelley Bruce and Bonnie Deroski
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Blood n Fire Memories a look at the creation of the film's make-up effects with FX artist Tom Savini
  • Slash & Cut an interview with editor Jack Sholder
  • Cropsy Speaks an interview with actor Lou David
  • Summer Camp Nightmare an interview with actress Leah Ayres
  • Synthly the Best a brand new interview with composer Rick Wakeman
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Galleries
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and new artwork by Justin Erickson

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Justin Kerswell

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     Shopping: The Driller Killer...

    1979 USA video nasty by Abel Ferrara just released on UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo with a new variant version


    Link Here 3rd December 2016
    Driller Killer Steelbook Blu ray The Driller Killer is a 1979 USA horror thriller by Abel Ferrara.
    Starring Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz and Baybi Day. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, gore for:

    • 2016 Arrow [Theatrical + Pre-release version] Limited Edition Steelbook (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 28th November 2016
    • 2016 Arrow [Theatrical + Pre-release version] (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 28th November 2016

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Shortened for 1982 pre-cert VHS which was then famously banned as a video nasty. A pre-cut version was released on 1999 18 rated VHS. Uncut and 18 rated since 2002. Unrated and uncut in the US.

    The 2016 Blu-ray includes for the first time a pre-release version.

    There is also a US release

    Promotional Material

    In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara s films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer.

    Ferrara plays struggling artist Reno, a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New York living in the late seventies and the No Wave band practising in the apartment below. His grip on reality soon begins to slip and he takes to stalking the streets with his power tool in search of prey...

    One of the most infamous video nasties , in part thanks to its drill-in-head sleeve, The Driller Killer has lost none of its power to unnerve and is presented here fully uncut.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Limited Edition SteelBook featuring original artwork (2500 copies)
  • Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative of the never-before-seen pre-release version and the theatrical cut
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author of Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
  • Brand new interview with Ferrara
  • Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45
  • Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara s feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the UK for the first time ever
  • Trailer
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens
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     Shopping: Sacrifice (Man From Deep River)...

    1972 Video Nasty by Umberto Lenzi just released uncut on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 2nd December 2016
    ASIN Sacrifice (aka 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. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2016 Raro Video USA R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 29th November 2016
    UK 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

    The birth of the bloody and controversial Italian Cannibal sub-genre starts here, with

     

     Shopping: The Beyond...

    Fulci's 1981 video nasty set for UK Blu-ray re-release on 6th February 2017


    Link Here 28th November 2016
    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.

    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
  •  

     Shopping: Absurd...

    1981 Italy horror by Joe D'Amato (as Peter Newton) set for UK Blu-ray release on 13th February 2017


    Link Here 26th November 2016
    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
    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.

    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.