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Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Blood Hunger, Swamp Thing, Pet Sematary, Next of Kin


Link Here 25th March 2019
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Swamp Thing

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Swamp Thing is a 1982 USA Sci-Fi horror by Wes Craven.
Starring Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau and Ray Wise. BBFC link IMDb

Uncut in the UK. The US theatrical version  was cut for PG. It was released uncut by MGM in 2001, but US releases have reverted to the cut PG version ever since the 2005 MGM release.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

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Long before superhero movies were packing out multiplex cinemas, Freddy Krueger creator Wes Craven followed-up the success of Richard Donner's SUPERMAN (1978) with this fondly remembered DC adaptation that brings a comic book favourite to livid and lunatic life! Following the success of THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977), SWAMP THING was also evidence of its director trying to adapt his style to less rough 'n' ready thrills and spills - and the result is an adventure thriller that highlights not just a mutant-monster with good intentions, but such sights as the timeless terror-star Adrienne Barbeau (THE FOG), future Twin Peaks star Ray Wise and David Hess (THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT) in one of his best-remembered villainous turns. Released in 1982 to an appreciative cult following, SWAMP THING remains one of Craven's most mesmerising achievements - with a faithful DC-comic outlay and plenty of action-packed special effects that hold their ground even today. 88 Films is delighted to present SWAMP THING in a very special edition BluRay release that packs a pristine punch and highlights this creature feature classic in all of its bayou-tinged brilliance!

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BBFC uncut
uncut
15 ~91:00s UK: Passed 15 uncut
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

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Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh is a 1995 USA horror by Bill Condon.
Starring Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan and William O'Leary. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:

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CANDYMAN: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH!! The sequel to Clive Barker's original 1993 shocker, this 1995 follow-up brings the ever-threatening Tony Todd, and his hook-handed bogeyman, back to the big screen but this time in New Orleans. As before, our antagonist is a mix of nightmarish skin-slicer and seductive-voiced stalker - but one thing is for sure: not many characters will be leaving this sanguine-splashed sequel with their insides still intact! Also featuring Kelly Rowan (ASSASINS) and directed by the Oscar winning Bill Condon (CHICAGO), FAREWELL TO THE FLESH is one of the highest achievements in nineties horror sequel-dom!

Extras:
Trailer Booklet Notes by Film Journalists Dave Wain and Matty Budrewicz
Sacrifice

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Sacrifice is a 2016 Ireland / Germany / USA thriller by Peter A Dowling.
Starring Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves and Ian McElhinney. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gory images for:

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Horror mystery directed by Peter A. Dowling and starring Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves and Ian McElhinney. Dr. Tora Hamilton (Mitchell) moves with her husband Duncan (Graves) up to the Shetland Islands, located one hundred miles away from the Scottish mainland. But when she arrives, the calm of the idyllic isles is broken by the discovery of the body of a young woman buried near Tora's new home. The heart of the body has been ripped out and the corpse left with strange markings etched into the skin. Tora is warned not to investigate any further after her curiosity gets the better of her, but as she continues to dig, she uncovers a sinister legend...
 
Next of Kin

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Next of Kin is a 1982 Australia / New Zealand horror mystery by Tony Williams.
Starring Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt and Alex Scott. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, gory images:
  • 2019 Second Sight Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th March 2019

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Linda Stevens has just inherited Montclare, a retirement home left to her by her late mother.

When she finds her mother's diary she reads tales of mysterious events within the house - taps turning themselves on and off, candles lighting and voices in the night. When history begins to repeat itself Linda's nightmares are just the beginning. Montclare hides a dark secret and she is soon fighting for her life.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio commentary with Director Tony Willams and Producer Tim White
  • Audio commentary with cast members John Jarratt, Jackie Kerrin, Robert Ratti and Not Quite Hollywood Director, Mark Hartley.
  • Return to Montclare: Next of Kin Shooting locations revisited
  • Extended interviews from Not Quite Hollywood
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • VHS Trailer
  • German Trailer
  • German Opening Credits
  • Before the Night is Out - Complete ballroom dancing footage from 1978
  • Image Gallery
  • Tony Williams shorts from 1971: Getting Together + The Day We Landed on the Most Perfect Planet in the Universe
Blood Hunger: The Films of José Larraz

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Blood Hunger: The Films of José Larraz is a set by José Larraz. UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

  • 2019 Arrow [Blood Hunger set] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th March 2019

There is also a US release.

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Whirlpool is a 1970 Denmark / UK thriller by José Ramón Larraz (as JR Larrath).
Starring Karl Lanchbury, Vivian Neves and Pia Andersson. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1970 cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated for 2019 Blu-ray. Uncut and X rated in the US.

Vampyres is a 1974 UK horror film by Joseph Larraz.
With Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska and Murray Brown . BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1975 and further cut for 18 rated VHS. Later the film was released uncut on 2003 DVD with an 18 rating. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
The Coming of Sin (aka The Violation of the Bitch) is a 1978 Spain thriller by José Ramón Larraz.
Starring Patricia Granada, Lidia Zuazo and Rafael Machado. BBFC link IMDb
Several UK versions have been released with BBFC cuts until the uncut Blu-ray release in 2019.

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One of the most underrated and oft-neglected genre filmmakers of his generation, Spanish-born director José Ramón Larraz ( Symptoms ) finally receives his due with this collection of his work, the first of its kind, bringing together a fascinating cross-section of films from the first half of his lengthy cinematic career.

In Larraz s debut feature, the hitherto ultra-rare Whirlpool (1970), Vivian Neves stars as Tulia, a young model invited to a photographer s secluded country home for what purports to be a quiet weekend retreat - but soon transpires to be anything but. 1974 s Vampyres - perhaps the best known and most widely-released of all José Larraz s films - sees a duo of blood hungry female vampires prowling the British countryside, from where they lure unsuspecting male motorists back to their imposing, dilapidated mansion for draining... in more ways than one. Meanwhile, in 1978 s The Coming of Sin ( La Visita del Vicio , in its native Spanish), a young gypsy girl experiences a violent sexual awakening as her dreams of a naked young man on horseback become reality.

By turns terrifying, titillating, artful and scandalous, these three films collected here - all newly restored from original film elements, with Whirlpool and The Coming of Sin making their Blu-ray world premieres - collectively offer film fans a unique perspective on the fascinating, highly-varied career of one of the horror genre s most overlooked auteurs.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Three films from José Ramón Larraz: Whirlpool , Vampyres and The Coming of Sin , all newly-restored in 2K from original film elements
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing for all features
  • Newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • 80-page perfect bound book featuring new writing by Jo Botting, Tim Greaves and Vanity Celis

    WHIRLPOOL

  • Original US Theatrical Cut
  • Brand new audio commentary by Tim Lucas
  • Obsessive Recurrence: The Early Films of José Larraz - author and critic Kim Newman reflects on the recurring themes and underlying obsessions linking together the early productions of José Larraz
  • A Curious Casting - actor Larry Dann on the strange story behind his casting in Whirlpool
  • Deviations of Whirlpool - featurette comparing the differences between the US Theatrical Cut and a previously circulated, alternate cut of the film
  • Archival interview with José Larraz
  • Image Gallery
  • Trailer

    VAMPYRES

  • Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger
  • Brand new interviews with producer Brian Smedley-Aston, actors Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Brian Deacon, Sally Faulkner, makeup artist Colin Arthur and composer James Kenelm Clarke
  • Reimagining Vampyres - a brand new interview with Larraz s friend and collaborator Victor Matellano, director of the 2015 Vampyres remake
  • Archival interview with José Larraz
  • Jose Larraz and Marianne Morris Q&A at 1997 Eurofest
  • Image Gallery
  • Trailers

    THE COMING OF SIN

  • Spanish and English language versions of the feature
  • Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger
  • Variations of Vice: The Alternate Versions of The Coming of Sin exploitation expert Marc Morris on the strange and scandalous release history of José Larraz's most censored film
  • Remembering Larraz author and filmmaker Simon Birrell shares his memories José Larraz
  • His Last Request (2005, 27 mins) - short film by Simon Birrell
  • Archival interview with José Larraz
  • Image Gallery
  • Trailer
  • Suspiria

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    Suspiria is a 1977 Italy horror by Dario Argento.
    Starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini and Flavio Bucci. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1977 cinema release. Less cut for 1990 18 rated VHS and uncut since 1998.  Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but unrated releases are uncut.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

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    Considered the most famous Italian horror film of all time for its vivid, groundbreaking style and jaw-dropping bloodshed, CultFilms is proud to terrify audiences once again with the dazzling 4K restoration of Dario Argento's groundbreaking horror masterpiece.

    Ballet student Suzy Bannion ( Jessica Harper ) arrives at a prestigious dance academy in Freiburg, a school plagued by gruesome and supernatural happenings. Soon students begin to die in horrific circumstances - is Suzy next, and can she uncover the academy's sinister secret before it's too late?

    Argento carved a Baroque Expressionist nightmare, saturated with expressionist colours and punctuated by shocking violence. His monumental, epoch-making cinema-redefining visual and aural assault on the senses has become the reference by which all horror genre is measured and its creator, director Dario Argento can now truly be seen as one of the important artists of the 20th century.

    Now finally presented for the first time ever according to the director's original vision: the 4K scan was restored painstakingly by the applauded TLE Films (who did the Clint Eastwood Dollar Trilogy among others) with that crucially distinct colour palette reinstated in accordance with Argento's original specification.

    Extras:

    • · New Extra: long interview of Dario Argento discussing his Suspiria
    • · New Extra: Exclusive Dario Argento Introduction of this new 4k restoration
    • · Audio Commentary by critics Kim Newman and Alan Jones
    • · Fear at 400 Degrees: interview with Argento and Claudio Simonetti
    • · Interview with Claudio Simonetti, Norman J Warren and Patricia McComack (Blu only)
    • · New Extra: The 4K Restoration Process utterly fascinating
    The Darkening

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    The Darkening is a 2013 USA horror thriller by Mike Yurinko (as Michael Yurinko).
    Starring Holt Boggs, Brandon Slagle and Nick Mancuso. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, bloody horror:

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    A grief-stricken man tries to cope with the tragic death of his family by revisiting the isolated cabin where they used to stay. His hopes of finding some comfort are shattered when he begins to realise he is not only but at the mercy of a demonic spirit. With the cabin now snowbound and cut-off he is engages in a desperate fight for his very soul.
    Pet Sematary

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    Pet Sematary is a 1989 USA horror thriller by Mary Lambert.
    Starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th March 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th March 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    There is also a US release.

    Promotional Material

    The terrifying tale by Stephen King is also a beloved adaptation of the best-selling author's work. Newly remastered in 4K for its 30th Anniversary, Pet Sematary follows the tragic story of the Creed family. After their cat is accidentally killed, a friendly neighbour advises its burial in a mysterious nearby cemetery. When the cat comes back, it's only the beginning of an unthinkable evil leading to hell and back. Sometimes, so it seems, dead is better.

    New 30th Anniversary Bonus Content

  • Disc 1 - 4K ultra HD + special features
  • Fear and remembrance
  • A look back at this classic with the cast and crew of 2019's Pet Sematary
  • Revisitation - new interview with Mary Lambert
  • Director Mary Lambert shares memories of the movie.
  • 3 new behind the scenes image galleries
  • Including never before seen storyboards
  • Commentary by director Mary Lambert
  • Disc 2 - Blu-ray + new and original special features
  • Stephen King Territory. The characters. Filming the Horror.
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    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Strip Nude for Your Killer, The Witches


    Link Here 19th March 2019
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    The Witches

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    The Witches is a 1966 UK horror by Cyril Frankel.
    Starring Joan Fontaine, Kay Walsh and Alec McCowen. IMDb

    Always uncut in the UK and US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Summary Notes

    An English school teacher outposted in Africa has a run in with the local witch doctor and suffers a nervous breakdown. After recovering back in England she takes a job teaching in a small country town hoping to make a new start for herself. All goes well at first, until she starts to hear some disturbing stories about the town. She soon discovers the town is home to a coven of witches and they plan to sacrifice a local girl in one of their rituals.

    Strip Nude For Your Killer

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    Strip Nude For Your Killer is a 1975 Italy mystery thriller by Andrea Bianchi.
    Starring Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo and Femi Benussi. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1979 cinema release. Later uncut and 18 rated on 2008 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    As the 1970s wore on and audiences began to tire of the tried and tested giallo formula popularized by the thrillers of Argento, Fulci and their contemporaries, filmmakers sought to reinvigorate the ailing movement by injecting elements from other genres. Some took inspiration from the then-burgeoning crime thriller movement, with tales of organised crime and corrupt police officials... while others decided to sex things up by crossing serial killer thrills with salacious softcore antics.

    A spate of highly sexualized murders is rocking a prestigious Milanese fashion house. Ambitious photographer Magda (Edwige Fenech, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key ) and her on-off boyfriend, love rat Carlo (Nino Castelnuovo, The English Patient ), team up to crack the case. But, with the motorcycle helmet-wearing killer clearing bearing a grudge against the agency s employees, it s surely only a matter of time before they too end up feeling the force of his wrath...

    So roll up for a Euro cult experience like no other, with kitschy fashion shoots, back alley abortions, blow-up sex dolls and some very indelicate humor, as one of the most notoriously sleazy gialli ever produced gets the red carpet treatment from Arrow Video!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by HORRORPEDIA.com s Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
  • Sex and Death with a Smile , a new video essay by author and critic Kat Ellinger on giallo and sex comedy icon Edwige Fenech
  • A Good Man for the Murders , a newly edited video interview with actor Nino Castelnuovo
  • The Blonde Salamander , a new video interview with actress Erna Schurer
  • The Art of Helping , a new video interview with assistant director Daniele Sangiorgi
  • Jack of All Trades , a new video interview with actor and production manager Tino Polenghi
  • Two versions of the opening scene: tinted and untinted viewing options
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Rachael Nisbet
  • The Scarehouse

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    The Scarehouse is a 2014 Canada crime horror thriller by Gavin Michael Booth.
    Starring Sarah Booth, Kimberly-Sue Murray and Katherine Barrell. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 WowNow Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th March 2019
    • 2019 WowNow Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 8th March 2019
    • 2019 WowNow Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Two years after a tragic accident, six college girls are invited to a party inside an elaborate Halloween funhouse. Once inside, the girls realize their hosts' intentions are not all fun and games.
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Irma La Douce, The Basketball Diaries, Prince of Darkness


    Link Here 18th March 2019
    UK flag Released on 18th March 2019
    Ring

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    Ring is a 1998 Japan horror mystery by Hideo Nakata.
    Starring Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani and Yűko Takeuchi. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate horror and violence:
    • 2019 Arrow Video Steelbook Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Arrow Video R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    In 1998, director Hideo Nakata ( Dark Water ) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introducing a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film s success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata s original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology.

    A group of teenage friends are found dead, their bodies grotesquely contorted, their faces twisted in terror. Reiko (Nanako Matsushima, When Marnie Was There ), a journalist and the aunt of one of the victims, sets out to investigate the shocking phenomenon, and in the process uncovers a creepy urban legend about a supposedly cursed videotape, the contents of which causes anyone who views it to die within a week unless they can persuade someone else to watch it, and, in so doing, pass on the curse...

    Arrow Video is proud to present Ring , the film that started it all, restored from the original negative in glorious high definition and supplemented by a wealth of archival and newly created bonus materials.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, approved by director of photography Junichiro Hayashi
  • High definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Lossless Japanese DTS-HD master audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles
  • New audio commentary on Ring by film historian David Kalat
  • The Ring Legacy , a series of new interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories of the Ring series and its enduring legacy
  • A Vicious Circle , a new video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata
  • Circumnavigating Ring , a new video essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on the evolution of the Ring series
  • Sadako s Video
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Booklet containing new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • Limited edition SteelBook packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • The Ring Collection

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    The Ring Collection is a trilogy of films by Hideo Nakata, Joji Iida...
    Starring Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani and Yűko Takeuchi.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    In 1998, director Hideo Nakata ( Dark Water ) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introducing a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film s success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata s original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology.

    A group of teenage friends are found dead, their bodies grotesquely contorted, their faces twisted in terror. Reiko (Nanako Matsushima, When Marnie Was There ), a journalist and the aunt of one of the victims, sets out to investigate the shocking phenomenon, and in the process uncovers a creepy urban legend about a supposedly cursed videotape, the contents of which causes anyone who views it to die within a week unless they can persuade someone else to watch it, and, in so doing, pass on the curse...

    Arrow Video is proud to present the genre-defining trilogy Ring , the film that started it all, plus Hideo Nakata s chilling sequel, Ring 2 , and the haunting origin story, Ring 0 as well as the lost original sequel, George Iida s Spiral , gathered together in glorious high definition and supplemented by a wealth of archival and newly created bonus materials.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative of Ring , approved by director of photography Junichiro Hayashi
  • High definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Lossless Japanese DTS-HD master audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Bonus feature: Spiral , George Iida s 1998 sequel to Ring
  • New audio commentary on Ring by film historian David Kalat
  • New audio commentary on Ring 0 by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • The Ring Legacy , a series of new interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories of the Ring series and its enduring legacy
  • A Vicious Circle , a new video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata
  • Circumnavigating Ring , a new video essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on the evolution of the Ring series
  • Spooks, Sighs and Videotape , a new video essay by critic Jasper Sharp on the J-horror phenomenon
  • The Psychology of Fear , a newly edited archival interview with author Koji Suzuki
  • Archival behind-the-scenes featurette on Ring 0
  • Ring 0 deleted scenes
  • Sadako s Video
  • Multiple theatrical trailers for the Ring series
  • Limited edition 60-page booklet containing new writing by Violet Lucca, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Jasper Sharp, Kieran Fisher and Kat Ellinger
  • Limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
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    The Fog

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    The Fog is a 1980 USA horror thriller by John Carpenter.
    Starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis and Janet Leigh. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Studiocanal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    John Carpenter's classic 1980 horror THE FOG has been stunningly restored in 4K. Antonio Bay, California has turned a hundred years old. As the residents of this small, quaint harbour town begin to celebrate, an eerie fog envelops the shore and from its midst emerge dripping, demonic spectres, victims of a century old shipwreck, seeking revenge. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the FOG is a tense and ghoulish tale that confirms John Carpenter as a master of terror.

    The 2018 restoration of THE FOG was made using the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution in 16bit and we applied a HDR Dolby Vision workflow to the restoration process which resulted in the creation of a 4K DCP, HDR and SDR UHD version and a new SDR HD version which were produced with the same high technological standards as today's biggest international film releases.

    Extra Features

    Retribution: Uncovering John Carpenter's THE FOG: A brand retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with cinematographer Dean Cundey, production designer/editor Tommy Lee Wallace, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, make-up effects artist Steve Johnson, Carpenter biographer John Muir, music historian Daniel Schweiger, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys and assistant Larry Franco
    The Shape of The Thing to Come: John Carpenter Un-filmed: A brand new featurette looking at the John Carpenter films that never were
    Easter Egg - surprise!
    Intro by John Carpenter - an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003
    Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from The Fog, in an interview from 2003
    Fear on Film: Inside the Fog (1980) - A vintage featurette which includes an interview with John Carpenter
    The Fog: Storyboard to Film - original storyboards
    Outtakes
    TV Spots
    Theatrical Trailers
    Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes
    Audio Commentary with writer/director John Carpenter and writer/director Debra Hill
    Horror's Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark
    - a fun tour of the film's locations hosted by Sean Clark
    Audio commentary with actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and production designer Tommy Lee Wallace

    • Dolby Vision
    • Region: 2.35:1
    • Audio: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
    The Prince Of Darkness

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    Prince of Darkness is a 1987 US horror by John Carpenter.
    With Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount and Jameson Parker. BBFC link IMDb

    Mostly uncut and 18 rated in the UK except a 2000 release VHS which was cut for a 15 rating. By 2002 the film was passed 15 uncut. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Studiocanal RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis

    John Carpenter's 1987 cult classic Prince of Darkness has been stunningly restored in 4K.
    Deep in the basement of an abandoned church, once run by a sinister religious sect, lies a strange bottle of green liquid being investigated by a group of local theoretic physics students. But as the night draws in the students soon realise that the relic holds a dark and powerful force beyond their control. A force that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself.

    The 2018 restoration of Prince of Darkness was made from the original camera negative. A full 4k 16bit Dolby Vision workflow was applied to create a 4K DCP, UHD version and a new HD version which were produced with the same high technological standards as today's biggest international film releases.

    The restoration and new UHD version was colour graded and approved in Los Angeles by the Cinematographer, Gary B. Kibbe (ASC).

    Extras include:

    Malevolent: Unearthing John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS: A brand new retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with Cinematographer Gary Kibbe, actor Peter Jason, actor Alice Cooper, composer Alan Howarth, script supervisor Sandy King, visual effects supervisor Robert Grasmere, stunt coordinator Jeff Imada, Carpenter biographer John Muir, film historian C. Courtney Joyner, music historian Daniel Schweiger and Producer Larry Carpenters.
    Intro by John Carpenter - an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003
    Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from Prince of Darkness, in an interview from 2003
    Audio commentary with John Carpenter and Peter Jason Sympathy for the Devil: Interview with John Carpenter - from 2013
    Horror's Halloween Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark - a fun tour of the film's locations hosted by Sean Clark
    Trailer
    Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes

    Escape From New York

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    Escape from New York is a 1981 UK / USA action Sci-Fi film by John Carpenter.
    Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef and Ernest Borgnine. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, brief sexual threat:

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis

    John Carpenter's classic Escape from New York has been stunningly restored in 4K. The year is 1997 and in a police state future the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. The rules are simple: once you're in, you don't come out. But when the President of the United States (Donald Pleasance) crash lands an escape pod into the centre of the city after fleeing a hijacked plane, a ruthless prison warden (Lee Van Cleef) bribes ex-soldier and criminal Snake Plisskin into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the distraught president from the twisted world of New York and from the demented clutches of its new ruler The Duke (Isaac Hayes) in John Carpenter's cyber-punk, action, suspense spectacular.

    The 2018 restoration of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK was made from the 35mm original camera negative. A full 4K 16bit workflow was applied to create a 4K DCP, UHD version and a new HD version which were produced with the same high technological standards as today's biggest international film releases.

    The restoration and new UHD version was colour graded and approved in Los Angeles by the Cinematographer, Dean Cundey.

    Extras include:

    Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: A brand retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with writer Nick Castle, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Alan Howarth, production designer Joe Alves, special visual effects artist/model maker Gene Rizzardi, production assistant David De Coteau, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, Carpenter biographer John Muir, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys, and music historian Daniel Schweiger.

    Snake Plissen: Man of Honor - featurette from 2005 featuring interviews with John Carpenter and Debra Hill

    Deleted Opening Sequence "Snake's Crime" with Optional Audio Commentary

    Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes

    Original Trailers

    Audio Commentary with actor Kurt Russell and director John Carpenter

    Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves

    Big Challenges in Little Manhatten: Visual effects featurette - from 2015, features interviews with both Dennis Skotak, Director of Photography of Special VFX, and Robert Skotak, Unit Supervisor and Matte Artist

    I am Taylor - Interview with actor Joe Unger - from 2015

    Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau and DOP Dean Cundey

    • Dolby Vision
    • Region: 2.35:1
    • Audio: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
    They Live

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    They Live is a 1988 USA action comedy horror by John Carpenter.
    Starring Roddy Piper, Keith David and Meg Foster. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    John Carpenter's 1988 cult classic THEY LIVE has been stunningly restored in 4K.

    WWF wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper plays John Nada, a homeless, unemployed construction worker who discovers a pair of sunglasses that when worn, suddenly reveal a world run by capitalist, yuppie aliens intent on keeping the human race sedate and brainwashed with subliminal messages fed through advertising and the media. Luckily for us all Nada is a man of action and so begins the fight-back (including perhaps the longest fistfight in cinema's history) to save humankind.

    The 2018 restoration of They Live was made using the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution in 16bit and we applied the ACES workflow to the restoration process which resulted in the creation of a 4K DCP, UHD version and a new HD version which were produced with the same high technological standards as today's biggest international film releases.

    The restoration and new UHD version was colour graded and approved in Los Angeles by the Cinematographer, Gary B. Kibbe (ASC).

    Extras include:

    Subversion: Exposing John Carpenter's THEY LIVE - A brand retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with Associate producer Sandy King, cinematographer Gary Kibbe, actor Peter Jason, actor Robert Grasmere, composer Alan Howarth, stunt coordinator/Ghoul Jeff Imada, author Jonathan Letham, music historian Daniel Schweiger, Blumhouse editor Rebekah McKendry, and visual effects historian Justin Humphreys.
    Original EPK: The Making of They Live (1988) John Carpenter profile - vintage profile of the director
    Meg Foster profile - vintage profile of the actress
    Roddy Piper profile - vintage profile of the actor
    Audio Commentary with John Carpenter and Roddy Piper Independent Thoughts with John Carpenter - a 2012 interview with director John Carpenter
    Woman of Mystery: Interview with Meg Foster - a 2012 interview with actress Meg Foster
    Man vs Aliens: Interview with Keith David - a 2012 interview with actor Keith David
    Fake commercials in the film 2.34 mins TV spots Photo gallery

    • Dolby Vision
    • Region: 2.35:1
    • Audio: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
    Wheels On Meals

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    Wheels on Meals is a 1984 Hong Kong action crime comedy by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung (as Samo Hung).
    Starring Jackie Chan, Biao Yuen and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung. BBFC link IMDb

    No censor cuts but there are variant versions and several different language dubs.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    From a brand new 2K restoration comes perhaps the greatest martial-arts comedy of all time, Sammo Hung s Wheels on Meals , starring Hung, Jackie Chan , and Yuen Biao as the most exciting triple act in action movie history!

    Fast food chefs Thomas (Chan) and David (Biao) find themselves cooking up trouble when detective Moby (Hung) involves them in the case of a missing heiress. The three friends need all of their daring and physical dexterity when they find themselves facing a triple helping of danger.

    Also starring Lola Forner ( Armour of God ) and Benny The Jet Urquidez ( Dragons Forever ), who faces off against Chan in an incredible fight sequence that is legendary amongst martial-arts film fans, Wheels on Meals has to be seen to be believed. Eureka Classics is extremely proud to present this iconic piece of action cinema on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK!

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
    • Limited edition slipcase [4000 copies ONLY]
    • Stunning 1080p presentation from a brand new 2K restoration
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Original Cantonese audio track, available in both original mono (LPCM) and newly restored DTS-HD MA 5.1
    • Optional English audio from the film s international release, featuring an alternate (and much funkier) soundtrack, available in both original mono and 5.1
    • Alternate English dub track from the films 2006 DVD release (available in 5.1 only)
    • New and Exclusive audio option - a custom audio option featuring the original Cantonese dialogue track, but mixed with the alternate soundtrack from the international release
    • On Giant s Shoulders An archival interview with Sammo Hung [7 mins]
    • An additional archival interview with Sammo Hung [10 mins] | Born to Fight An archival interview with Yuen Biao [15 mins]
    • Jet Fighter An archival interview with kickboxing champion and martial-artist Benny The Jet Urquidez [28 mins]
    • King of the Ring An archival interview with martial-artist Keith Vitali [33 mins]
    • The Inside Track An archival interview with director and action choreographer Stanley Tong [34 mins]
    • Spartan X Alternate Credits The original Japanese version of Wheels on Meals featured these alternate blooper reel credits which would later become a traditional feature of films starring Jackie Chan (can be viewed isolated or as part of the main feature)
    • Additional Outtake footage [4 mins]
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • International Release Trailer
    • Original Japanese Spartan X trailer PLUS: A Limited Edition Collector s Booklet featuring a new essay by James Oliver [4000 copies ONLY]
    PRESS "Breath-taking stunts, stunning fights and slapstick comedy" Home Cinema Choice "The sheer haphazardness of the happenings recalls Hollywood's golden slapstick comedies. " Time Out "It's just as you would expect - funny, ballsy set pieces all the way" Empire
    Alien Predator

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    Alien Predator is a 2018 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Jared Cohn.
    Starring Xavi Israel, Dutch Hofstetter and Alex West. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gory images, violence, language:
    • 2019 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    A black ops team is sent to investigate the crash of an unidentified aircraft. They discover that they are being hunted by an alien expedition to Earth.
    Damsel

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    Damsel is a 2018 USA comedy western drama by David Zellner and Nathan Zellner.
    Starring Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and David Zellner. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, sex references, language
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson) voyages across the Western frontier to ask the love of his life, Penelope, (Mia Wasikowska) to marry him. When he discovers she's been kidnapped, he finds himself on an unpredictable journey that raises the question: is this damsel really in distress? From award-winning directors David and Nathan Zellner, and featuring a stand-out cast, Damsel is an "entertainingly original" (NY Times) adventure that takes an unmissable set of twists and turns. "

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a 2018 UK / USA family fantasy adventure by David Yates.
    Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Dan Fogler. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists in an Extended Cut and a Theatrical Version
    UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12A/12 uncut for moderate fantasy threat:
    • 2019 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version + Extended Cut] RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version + Extended Cut] RB 3D Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version + Extended Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version + Extended Cut + Fantastic Beasts 1] RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version + Extended Cut + Fantastic Beasts 1] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version only + Fantastic Beasts 1] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

    "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray contain the following special features:

    • J.K. Rowling: A World Revealed
    • Wizards on Screen, Fans in Real Life
    • Distinctly Dumbledore
    • Unlocking Scene Secrets: The Return to Hogwarts
    • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Newt's Menagerie
    • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Credence, Nagini and the Circus Arcanus
    • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Paris and Place Cachée
    • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Ministere des Affaires Magiques
    • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Grindelwald's Escape and the Ring of Fire
    • Deleted Scenes
    Silk Scream

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    Silk Scream is a 2018 USA comedy horror by Jason Matherne.
    Starring Lauren Alexandra, Jenn Attaway and Lorraine Chetta. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: MPAA Unrated import uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    Two unlikely heroes team up to solve an ongoing killing spree targeting clients and coworkers of a t-shirt printing business.
    Don't Drink The Milk

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    Don't Drink the Milk is a 2019 USA horror by Bill Zebub.
    Starring Mel Heflin, Erica Leigh Boseski and Sabrina Michaels. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK:  US import is MPAA Unrated and uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    A serial offender sneaks into apartments to drug the beverages in the refrigerator, but he gets a taste of his own medicine. Tables are turned, and so are stomachs in this bizarre tale of revenge. Directed by Bill Zebub.
    Widows

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    Widows is a 2018 UK / USA crime thriller by Steve McQueen.
    Starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, sex, very strong language:
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    From acclaimed director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and co-writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller with a powerful ensemble cast. When four armed robbers are killed in a failed heist attempt, their widows--with nothing in common except a debt left by their dead husbands' criminal activities--take fate into their own hands to forge a future on their own terms.
    The Basketball Diaries

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    The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 USA crime sport biography by Scott Kalvert.
    Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco and Marilyn Sokol. BBFC link IMDb

    Generally passed 18 uncut but was pre-cut and 18 rated for a VHS release in 1996 when there were censorship sensitivities about the Dunblane killings. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 4Digital Media (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

    As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centres around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukaemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin - all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star.

    Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighbourhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity.

    The Devils Doorway

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    The Devils Doorway is a 2018 UK horror by Aislinn Clarke.
    Starring Lalor Roddy, Ciaran Flynn and Helena Bereen. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    Promotional Material

    Northern Ireland, 1960: Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton are dispatched by the Vatican to investigate reports of a miracle, a statue of the Virgin Mary weeping blood, at a remote Catholic asylum for immoral women. Armed with 16mm film cameras to record their findings, the priests instead discover a depraved horror show of sadistic nuns, satanism and demonic possession. Supernatural forces are at work here, but they are not the doing of God.
    Irma La Douce

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    Irma La Douce is a 1963 USA comedy romance by Billy Wilder.
    Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Lou Jacobi. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1963. Uncut and 15 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut:
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    One of director Billy Wilder 's biggest box office hits following his landmark comedies Some Like It Hot and The Apartment , the spectacular Irma La Douce -- adapted from the 1956 musical for the French theatre -- reunites Wilder with his Apartment stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine , providing the latter with one of her most fondly remembered (and Oscar®-nominated) early roles.

    MacLaine is Irma, a popular Parisian prostitute whose new pimp is an unlikely procurer: Nestor (Lemmon) is a former honest cop who was just fired and framed by his boss after Nestor inadvertently had him arrested in a raid. However, Nestor's love for Irma is making his newfound vocation impossible, so he poses as a phoney British lord who insists on being Irma's one and only "client." But when "Lord X" appears to have become the victim of foul play...further comedic complications ensue!

    Irma La Douce offers many of the same sardonic observations on human nature as Wilder's earlier comedies -- in addition to the same riotous humour and touching romance -- but on an even broader, more colourful canvas. Collaborating again with his regular screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond , Wilder delivers one of his most purely entertaining crowd-pleasers of the 1960s.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
    • Stunning 1080p presentation from a brand new 4K restoration
    • LPCM Mono audio
    • Optional English SDH subtitles
    • Brand New and Exclusive Interview with film scholar Neil Sinyard
    • Feature Length Audio Commentary by critic and film historian Kat Ellinger
    • Feature Length Audio Commentary by film historian Joseph McBride
    • PLUS: A Collector s booklet featuring a new essay by Richard Combs, alongside a wide selection of rare archival imagery.
    Sebastiane

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    Sebastiane is a 1976 UK romance by Paul Humfress and Derek Jarman.
    Starring Leonardo Treviglio, Barney James and Neil Kennedy. BBFC link IMDb

    The film includes an erect penis in such away that it stays hidden for some screen ration, most notably that shown to the BBFC. The hidden material stayed hidden for VHS but reappeared for 2014 cinema release and 2018 Blu-ray.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex and nudity:

    Promotional Material

    Jarman's first feature, directed with Paul Humfress, presents the controversial, sensual and sexualised story of the 4th century Praetorian Guard whose human goodness leads to humiliation and martyrdom.

    The heat of the Sardinian desert is powerfully captured on film - both cast and crew go through their paces, sweating it out Herzog-style while Brian Eno's distinctly moving score beautifully compliments the superb framing and stunning slow-motion photography.

    Sebastiane is a glorious hymn to the very real, living, breathing, male body and is presented here in a new digital version remastered from the original camera negative by the BFI National Archive.

    Special Features:

    • Jazz calendar (1968, 36 mins): footage of the Royal Ballet in rehearsal with scenery and costumes by Derek Jarman
    • Sebastiane: A Work in Progress (c1976, 62 mins): an incomplete, black and white and un-subtitled work-in-progress cut featuring alternative music
    • The Making of Sebastiane (1975, 25 mins): Super 8 making-of document shot by the film's sound assistant Hugh Smith and Jarman himself
    • John Scarlett-Davis Remembers Sebastiane (2018, 7 mins): artist filmmaker John Scarlett-Davis talks about his experiences on the set of Sebastiane
    • Fully illustrated booklet with writing by William Fowler and full film credits
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Wild Pussycat/The Deserter, Showdown, Spunk's Not Dead, The Craft


    Link Here 13th March 2019
    US flag Released on 12th March 2019
    Fort Yuma Gold & Damned Hot Day of Fire - Double Feature

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    Fort Yuma Gold & Damned Hot Day of Fire is a double bill by Giorgio Ferroni and Paolo Bianchini.
    Starring Montgomery Wood, Dan Vadis and Sophie Daumier.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Mill Creek Entertainment (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th March 2019
    Fort Yuma Gold (aka The Rebel Lieutenant) is a 1966 Italy / France / Spain war western by Giorgio Ferroni (as Calvin J Padget).
    Starring Giuliano Gemma, Dan Vadis and José Calvo. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    Damned Hot Day of Fire (Quel caldo maledetto giorno di fuoco) is a 1968 Italy / Spain war western adventure by Paolo Bianchini.
    Starring John Ireland, Robert Woods and Evelyn Stewart. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Gold & Guns Double Feature!

    FORT YUMA GOLD (1966) aka "For a Few Extra Dollars"

    Starring: Montgomery Wood, Dan Vadis, Sophie Daumier

    After the end of the Civil War, the fanatic Southern Major Sanders (Jacques Sernas, La Dolce Vita) continues to fight and plans to attack Fort Yuma, home to a gold reserve. A captured Confederate soldier (Montgomery Wood, A Pistol for Ringo), agrees to lead Union solders to stop Sanders but their real mission and the charms of the beautiful Connie Breastfull complicate the situation and could cause more bloodshed.

    *Theme composed by Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained)

    **Tarantino's Runner Up to Top 20 Favorite Spaghetti Westerns

    DAMNED HOT DAY OF FIRE (1968) aka "Gatling Gun"

    Starring: Robert Woods, John Ireland, Evelyn Stewart

    The creator of the Gatling gun and his famous invention have been kidnapped and are being held from the Union for a million dollar ransom. Hoping they won't fall into the hands of the Confederates, Captain Chris Tanner (Robert Woods; Battle of the Bulge, 4 Dollars of Revenge) must find and stop the villianous Tarpas (John Ireland; Spartacus, All the King's Men).

    *Voted by Quentin Tarantino as one of the Top 20 Favorite Spaghetti Westerns
    Frazier Park Recut

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    Frazier Park Recut is a 2017 USA comedy thriller by Sam Hanover (co-director) and Tyler Schnabel (co-director).
    Starring Tyler Schnabel, Sam Hanover and David Lee Hess. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    Filmmakers document the producing an independent found-footage horror film that becomes a real-life horror movie. After securing a cabin in the woods location, Tyler and Sam hit gold when they cast the perfect actor to play the psychopathic antagonist of their film. Maybe he was a little too perfect. Bonus features include: closed captions (english)
    The Wild Pussycat/The Deserter

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    Double bill by Dimi Dadiras and Christos Kefalas.
    Starring Kostas Prekas, Gisela Dali and Maria Foka.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2019 Mondo Macabro [The Wild Pussycat, Export + Greek versions + The Deserter] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th March 2019
    The Wild Pussycat (Kafti ekdikisis) is a 1969 Greece crime film by Dimis Dadiras.
    Starring Kostas Prekas, Gisela Dali and Maria Foka. IMDb
    Exists as a cut Greek version and an uncut Export Version
    The Deserter (O lipotaktis) is a 1970 Italy / Greece romance by Christos Kefalas.
    Starring Hristos Politis, Franca Parisi and Stephanos Stratigos. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues save that there is a shorter TV version.

    Promotional Material

    Mondo Macabro's Exploitation Double Bill Release THE WILD PUSSYCAT plus THE DESERTER

    The WILD PUSSYCAT is an unsung classic of exploitation cinema. Produced in Greece in 1968, it was not officially released there until 1972 and then only in a cut and compromised version. The simple plot concerns a women whose sister was exploited and driven to suicide by a sleazy pimp. In order to get revenge on him the woman seduces the man, drugs him and imprisons him in a sound proofed room, tormenting him through a large one way mirror (he can see out, no-one can see in) by performing sultry strip tease dances and having sex with men and women while he can only look on, helpless to stop it or join in. Her final vengeance on him is so shocking it raises eyebrows even today.

    In spite of its lurid subject matter and explicit visuals, THE WILD PUSSYCAT was not a low budget quickie with a cast of unknowns and a first time film maker. It was directed by Dimi Dadiras, one of the most successful director/producers of the period, and it features one of the big stars of Greek cinema - Gisela Dali, known in her day as "the Greek Bardot".

    The Blu-ray includes both the 1972 Greek version (with much of the sex removed and a plot featuring a drug dealing con inserted) and the full on, uncut export version. So essentially there are three films on the disc.

    THE DESERTER, a rarely seen Greek production from 1970, is a fascinating and powerful film about a young soldier who escapes from a seemingly endless war only to find himself trapped in an emotional and sexual battle between two desperate women. One of them, Ermina (played by Italian star Franca Parisi), is stuck in a loveless marriage with a boorish farmer who plans to make his fortune by selling cheap hootch to soldiers. The other - much younger - woman, seems to live in a bizarre and dangerous fantasy world. She is played by famous Greek singing star Alexandra Kyriakaki. The great Gisela Dali "the Greek Brigitte Bardot" also stars in this production, in a small but unforgettable role as a witch who casts a love spell on the soldier.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Brand new HD transfers from negative.
    Newly created English subtitles.
    Greek version and uncut export version (WILD PUSSYCAT).
    Trailers.
    Promo art video presentation.
    Mondo Macabro previews.

    Man's Best Friend

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    Man's Best Friend is a 1993 USA comedy Sci-Fi horror by John Lafia.
    Starring Ally Sheedy, Lance Henriksen and Robert Costanzo. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    When an ambitious news journalist (Sheedy) breaks into a genetic research facility, she uncovers the biggest story of her career and unleashes the lab's most dangerous experiment: Max -- a genetically enhanced guard dog with a vicious killer instinct. Superior sight, hearing, strength, and intelligence make him faster, stronger, and smarter than almost any other animal alive -- and deadlier. Without the neuropathic drugs needed to curb his aggressive nature, his predatory urge runs out of control ... and once he tastes blood, nothing can stop him.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • NEW 2K REMASTER OF THE FILM
    • NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director John Lafia
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Teaser Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
    The Greasy Strangler

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    The Greasy Strangler is a 2016 USA comedy horror thriller by Jim Hosking.
    Starring Michael St Michaels, Sky Elobar and Elizabeth De Razzo. Youtube link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Filmrise Special Director's Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th March 2019
    • 2019 Filmrise Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    When Big Ronnie and his son Brayden meet female tourist Janet on Big Ronnie's Disco Walking Tour - the best and only disco walking tour in the city - a fight for Janet's heart erupts between father and son, and the infamous Greasy Strangler is unleashed.

    Blu-ray includes 5.1 surround sound, stereo and English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired. Bonus features include: Teaser Trailer, Red Band Trailer, Exclusive Cast and Crew Interviews, Theatrical Trailer, Audio commentary with director Jim Hosking, Michael St. Michaels and Sky Elobar

    She Wolf

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    She Wolf is a 2013 Argentina action horror thriller by Tamae Garateguy.
    Starring Mónica Lairana, Guadalupe Docampo and Luján Ariza. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Omnibus Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    She Wolf is a serial killer who traps her men in the subway in Buenos Aires. She seduces, has sex with them and kills them. But one of those men is a police officer who is investigating her crimes. Running away from him, she meets a dealer with whom she starts a relationship. This romance unravels a war between her three personalities: the monster woman, the sensual woman and the human woman who can still love.
    The Craft

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    The Craft is a 1996 USA horror fantasy thriller by Andrew Fleming.
    Starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk and Neve Campbell. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Summary Notes

    A new girl moves to a new city with her family to start a new life. She meets up with the girls who are very interested in the occult and together, the four of them have a seemingly unstopable power. They can do anything, from getting thier dream guys to like them to... the possibilities are limitless.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:
    • NEW Directing The Craft -- an interview with co-writer and director Andrew Fleming
    • NEW Producing The Craft -- an interview with producer Douglas Wick
    • NEW Writing The Craft -- an interview with co-writer Peter Filardi
    • NEW Effecting The Craft -- an interview with makeup effects supervisor
    • Audio Commentary with director Andrew Fleming
    • Vintage Featurette -- Conjuring THE CRAFT
    • Vintage Featurette -- The Making of THE CRAFT
    • Deleted Scenes with optional audio commentary
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
    Spunk's Not Dead

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    Spunk's Not Dead is a 2018 USA action crime comedy by Zach Carter, Jeremy Garner...
    Starring Quinn Allan, Stone Baron and Brett Barron. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Ammo Content, LLC R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    A new drug is taking over the streets, coating them in blood, vomit, and other less savory fluids. The six eye-opening stories in this anthology reveal the truth about this new white menace.
    Kolobos

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    Kolobos is a 1999 USA horror mystery thriller by Daniel Liatowitsch and David Todd Ocvirk.
    Starring Amy Weber, Donny Terranova and Nichole Pelerine. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    SCREAM... YOU RE ON TV

    The Real World meets Saw by way of Suspiria in this super-smart, super-gory - and, sadly, super-overlooked - late 90s slasher effort from filmmakers Daniel Liatowitsch and David Todd Ocvirk, released in the midst of the post- Scream slice-and-dice revival.

    A group of youngsters arrive at a snow-covered house under the guise of participating in a ground-breaking new experimental film. With the entire property fitted out with cameras, their every move will be recorded. But when the house locks down, trapping the youngsters within, it soon becomes clear that something sinister is afoot. Scream - you re on camera...

    Marketed as little more than a generic horror flick at the time of its release, Kolobos , far from being a run-of-the-mill slasher clone, has much more in common with the booby-trap stylings of Cube (1997) and the reality TV theme of My Little Eye (2002), which it preempted by some three years.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative
  • Original Stereo and 5.1 audio options
  • Audio commentary with co-writers and co-directors Daniel Liatowitsch and David Todd Ocvirk
  • Real World Massacre: The Making of Kolobos - brand new featurette on the making-of Kolobos including interviews with Daniel Liatowitsch, David Todd Ocvirk and co-writer/producer Nne Ebong
  • Face to Faceless - a brand new Interview with Faceless actor Ilia Volok
  • Slice & Dice: The Music of Kolobos - a brand new interview with composer William Kidd
  • Behind-the-Scenes Image Gallery
  • Super 8 short film by Daniel Liatowitsch with commentary
  • Original Trailer
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector s booklet with new writing on the film by Phillip Escott
  • Showdown

    Link Here

    Showdown is a 1993 USA action film by Robert Radler.
    Starring Billy Blanks, Kenn Scott and Christine Taylor. BBFC link IMDb

    Originally released uncut and MPAA R rated but this was cut in the UK for an 18 rating for 1994 VHS. There is also a cut PG-13 rated version in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 MVD Rewind Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.

    Ken Marks (Kenn Scott, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze) finds a dangerous enemy on his first day at his new school; an enemy who makes his living as the champion of an illegal fighting operation. School janitor and ex-cop Billy Grant (Billy Blanks, The Last Boy Scout) trains Ken to defend himself. What Billy doesn't know is that the man behind it all is the one man from his past who wants him dead.

    This classic martial arts blockbuster from the director of Best of the Best features an all-star supporting cast that includes Christine Taylor (The Wedding Singer), Patrick Kilpatrick (Death Warrant), James Lew (Best of the Best) and Brion James (Blade Runner) in the movie the proves there's not a problem in the world that a good roundhouse kick to the face can't solve.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the main feature in 1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • Audio: English 5.1 Surround, 2.0 Stereo
  • Subtitles: English
  • NEW! ''The Making of Showdown'' (new feature length documentary with director Robert Radler, writer Stuart Gibbs and stars Billy Blanks, Kenn Scott, John Asher, Patrick Kilpatrick and Michael Genovese) (HD, 98 mins)
  • NEW! Robert Radler: Portrait of a Director featurette (HD, 12 mins)
  • NEW! Billy Blanks: Martial Arts Legend featurette (HD, 15 mins)
  • NEW! The Fights of ''Showdown'' featurette (HD, 47 mins)
  • NEW! ''Showdown'': Anatomy of a Scene featurette (HD, 7 mins)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
  • Collectible Mini- Poster

    Special Features May Not Be Rated, Closed Captioned Or In High Definition.

  • Lifechanger

    Link Here

    Lifechanger is a 2018 Canada horror thriller by Justin McConnell.
    Starring Lora Burke, Jack Foley and Elitsa Bako. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Uncork'd Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th March 2019
    • 2019 Uncork'd Entertainment R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th March 2019
    • 2019 Uncork'd Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Drew has an identity problem. Every few days, he has to shape-shift, or face a painful death. He has to find someone and make a copy. He takes everything: their looks, memories, hopes and dreams. Their entire life. He becomes them, and they die horribly. Lately, the changes are becoming more frequent. Facing his imminent death, Drew sets out on one final blood-soaked mission. BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES: Commentary with director/writer/producer Justin McConnell -- Commentary with actors Lora Burke, Jack Foley, Sam James White, Steve Kasan, and writer/director Justin McConnell -- Change and Adapt: The Making of Lifechanger (104min) -- Deleted Scenes with optional director's commentary (25min) -- Original score by Sean Motley (BD-ROM and Link) -- Trailers, Still Gallery, and Storyboards
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Cannibal Terror, The Grinch, The Green Inferno, Overlord


    Link Here 11th March 2019
    UK flag Released on 11th March 2019
    Kolobos

    Link Here

    Kolobos is a 1999 USA horror mystery thriller by Daniel Liatowitsch and David Todd Ocvirk.
    Starring Amy Weber, Donny Terranova and Nichole Pelerine. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th March 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    SCREAM... YOU RE ON TV

    The Real World meets Saw by way of Suspiria in this super-smart, super-gory - and, sadly, super-overlooked - late 90s slasher effort from filmmakers Daniel Liatowitsch and David Todd Ocvirk, released in the midst of the post- Scream slice-and-dice revival.

    A group of youngsters arrive at a snow-covered house under the guise of participating in a ground-breaking new experimental film. With the entire property fitted out with cameras, their every move will be recorded. But when the house locks down, trapping the youngsters within, it soon becomes clear that something sinister is afoot. Scream - you re on camera...

    Marketed as little more than a generic horror flick at the time of its release, Kolobos , far from being a run-of-the-mill slasher clone, has much more in common with the booby-trap stylings of Cube (1997) and the reality TV theme of My Little Eye (2002), which it preempted by some three years.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative
  • Original Stereo and 5.1 audio options
  • Audio commentary with co-writers and co-directors Daniel Liatowitsch and David Todd Ocvirk
  • Real World Massacre: The Making of Kolobos - brand new featurette on the making-of Kolobos including interviews with Daniel Liatowitsch, David Todd Ocvirk and co-writer/producer Nne Ebong
  • Face to Faceless - a brand new Interview with Faceless actor Ilia Volok
  • Slice & Dice: The Music of Kolobos - a brand new interview with composer William Kidd
  • Behind-the-Scenes Image Gallery
  • Super 8 short film by Daniel Liatowitsch with commentary
  • Original Trailer
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector s booklet with new writing on the film by Phillip Escott
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    Slaughterhouse Rulez

    Link Here

    Slaughterhouse Rulez is a 2018 UK action comedy horror by Crispian Mills.
    Starring Simon Pegg, Michael Sheen and Asa Butterfield. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong violence, sex references, suicide references:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Welcome to Slaughterhouse, an elite boarding school where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness... and they're about to meet their match. This ancient and ordered world is about to be shaken to its foundations -- literally -- when a controversial frack site on prize school woodland causes seismic tremors, a mysterious sinkhole and an unspeakable horror is unleashed. Soon a new pecking order will be established as pupils, teachers and the school matron become locked in a bloody battle for survival.
    The Green Inferno AKA Cannibal Holocaust 2

    Link Here

    Cannibal Holocaust 2 is a 1988 Italy action crime horror by Antonio Climati.
    Starring Marco Merlo, Fabrizio Merlo and May Deseligny. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty for 15 rated 2002 DVD. Uncut and 15 rated for 2018 Blu-ray
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    Promotional Material

    For years fans waited for the release of a sequel to Ruggero Deodato's trendsetting CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980) yet it would take almost a decade for THE GREEN INFERNO, also known as CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST 2, to arrive... and it was not, perhaps, what followers of the cycle in Italian nasty native movies were expecting! Whilst Deodato's original benchmark critiqued the mondo film pseudo-documentary phenomenon, partly instigated by cinematographer and director Antonio Climati (MONDO CANE/ SAVAGE MAN, SAVAGE BEAST), here the focus turns to satirising the hypocrisy and complexity of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST itself! Directed by Climati, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST 2 sees some enterprising adventurers traipsing into the Amazon jungle in search of a missing professor and, in the interim, the youngsters encounter some indications that slavery and European colonialism is still robbing the Colombian rain forest blind! A mix of macabre images, scenic locations, castrations and sly in-jokes, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST 2 introduces some belated bad taste humour into familiar jungle territory and requires immediate reappraisal from tribal terror completists - which is a meal best served in glorious HD by the video nasty enthusiasts at 88 Films!!

    Extras:

    Scenes From Banned Alice: The Rise and Fall of Italian Cannibal Movies

    Audio Commentary by Genre Expert and Director of Me Me Lai Bites Back Dr Calum Waddell

    Cannibal Terror

    Link Here

    Cannibal Terror is a 1980 Spain / France crime horror thriller by Alain Deruelle (as AW Steeve), Olivier Mathot (uncredited)...
    Starring Silvia Solar, Gérard Lemaire and Pamela Stanford. BBFC link IMDb

    Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Passed 18 uncut in 2003 for DVD
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    First there was CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980)... Then came CANNIBAL FEROX (1981)... But somewhere in France, someone was already hatching a plot to cash-in on the Italian intestinal classics with CANNIBAL TERROR (1981). With no budget, no professional actors and no flights to Amazonia, CANNIBAL TERROR instead gives us Deodato and Lenzi on a cash-strapped level and the end result is THE ROOM of cannibal movies!! Brilliant, banal and blood-soaked late night entertainment, CANNIBAL TERROR was also one of the infamous 'video nasties' in the UK - showing that our beloved censors and moral guardians have little in the way of a sense of humour! However, this torrid tale of stranded tourists being hunted by hungry natives is a work of demented genius that words can barely do service to - and it is our great pleasure to offer audiences another chance to see CANNIBAL TERROR, this time in a delirious HD special edition!
    The Grinch

    Link Here

    The Grinch is a 2018 China / USA family animation comedy by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier.
    Starring Benedict Cumberbatch. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema releases in 2018 and video in 2019. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    UK: Passed U for mild slapstick, very mild bad language after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th March 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th March 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss' beloved classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, The Grinch is fun for the whole family

    More than an hour of bonus features, including:

    • 3 MINI-MOVIES
    • The Making of the Mini-Movies
    • From Green to Screen
    • Who's Who in Who-ville
    • My Earliest Grinch Memories
    • "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" Lyric Video
    • Songs from His Little Heart
    • Grinchy Gadgets
    • Any Who Can Draw: The Grinch, Max, Fred
    • And More!
    2020 Doomsday

    Link Here

    2020 Doomsday (aka Polaris) is a 2016 USA drama by Patrick O'Bell.
    Starring Dave Vescio, Andy Gates and Tamzin Brown. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, bloody images, suicide scenes :
    • 2019 Take Five Digital R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    2020 Doomsday shadows a tightly knit cult hiding in a remote desert enclave as they prepare for the impending apocalypse. Two dissenters try to escape through the vast desert wasteland as the cult embarks on a mass suicide pact.
    The Mask of Medusa

    Link Here

    The Mask of Medusa (Le masque de la Méduse) is a 2009 France horror mystery fantasy by Jean Rollin.
    Starring Simone Rollin, Bernard Charnacé and Sabine Lenoël. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2019 Salvation Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    Le masque de la Méduse was, sadly,to be Jean Rollin s last film and was, strangely, very similar to his first, Le Viol du Vampire (1968), in that both were filmed as short features and then returned to by Rollin who filmed additional material to make an extension to the original film. Masque reinvents the legend with Medusa alive in the modern world, her memory gone she wonders from place to place and ends up at The Théatre du Grand-Guignol, the source of much inspiration for Rollin in real-life. Here the film, fittingly perhaps, is part theatre and part cinema, but all Rollin. Surreal, dreamy, macabre, erotic and beautiful it is a fittingly creative end for one of cinema s most original directors.

    Extras: Stills gallery, original trailer, Salvation trailers, interview with Jean Rollin by Dr Patricia MacCormack, Jean Rollin documentary Vampires and Virgins.

    Overlord

    Link Here

    Overlord is a 2018 USA action war horror by Julius Avery.
    Starring Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell and Mathilde Ollivier. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory images:
    • 2019 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th March 2019
    • 2019 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th March 2019
    • 2019 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th March 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that's crucial to the invasion's success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen. From producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord is a thrilling, pulse-pounding action adventure with a twist.

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Sister Street Fighter Collection, Kalifornia, 30 Miles from Nowhere


    Link Here 5th March 2019
    US flag Released on 5th March 2019
     
    Sister Street Fighter Collection

    Link Here

    Sister Street Fighter Collection is a film set by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi and Shigehiro Ozawa.
    Starring Sonny Chiba, Etsuko Shiomi and Asao Uchida.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2019 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray released on 5th March 2019 at US Amazon

    There is also a UK release that has been cut for reasons of child protection

    Sister Street Fighter is a 1974 Japanese film by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi.
    With Etsuko Shihomi, Emi Hayakawa and Sanae Ôhori. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The US R rated version was further cut by the BBFC for 1986 18 rated VHS. The film was passed 18 uncut for 2019 18 rated home video.
    Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By a Thread is a 1974 Japan action crime film by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi.
    Starring Etsuko Shiomi, Tamayo Mitsukawa and Michiyo Bandô. BBFC link IMDb
    Rightfully cut by the BBFC for 18 rated Blu-ray in 2019. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but surely not a good idea to import it into the UK.

    BBFC Cuts required to remove potentially indecent images of a child.

    Thanks to James:

    The villain of the movie has a large framed photo of a reclining naked pre-pubescent girl hung up on their wall in the background of a scene and is pretty prominent throughout, probably talking up half of the screen space.

    So it's not really a surprise that it's been cut. In fact I'm curious how they have handled the cuts because it's prolonged and prominent enough that removing all frames with it in would render the scene un-watchable. I'm assuming they will have to mask it out rather than remove the footage (which is probably why they haven't mentioned the length of the cuts).

    Arrow commented:

    We would like to take this opportunity to let UK fans know that our upcoming release of Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By A Thread, will be censored (not cut) in one scene. This is due to a potentially indecent image of a minor used as set decoration in the lair of one of the villains - visible in one shot for approximately 31 seconds which the BBFC advised breached the Protection of Children Act 1978.

    As this scene features important expository dialogue, instead of cutting it out completely we have decided to zoom into the other half of the frame, cropping out the offending part of the image entirely. The US edition will be unaffected.

    Apart from this, all four films in the set will be released for the first time in the UK in all their bloody, bone-snapping uncut glory, including the gore and weapons scenes cut from previous UK releases of the first film! The US edition will be unaffected.

    Arrow also noted that the company originally intended to implement the cuts by blurring the picture. However the BBFC would not allow this and so the company implemented the cuts by reframing.

    Promotional Material

    After the massive success of The Street Fighter , the Toei Company decided to build a new karate series around a female lead, and cast a young actress who had appeared in a cameo role alongside her mentor Sonny Chiba. Still a teenager at the time, Etsuko Shihomi exploded onscreen in her first leading role and created a new character type: a tough fighter who was fierce, fearless, good-hearted, and decidedly non-sexualised, a departure from Toei s typical formula.

    In 1974 s Sister Street Fighter , Shihomi is the half-Chinese, half-Japanese Li Koryu, who travels to Yokohama to investigate the disappearance of her brother, an undercover cop. Li discovers a smuggling ring run by a drug lord with his own personal army of deadly fighters, and must penetrate his evil lair with the help of a fellow karate master (played by Chiba). Shihomi and director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi ( Wolf Guy ) made two additional films based on the same character over the next year, Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By A Thread and Return Of The Sister Street Fighter , with a final unrelated follow-up ( Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist ) helmed by original Street Fighter director Shigehiro Ozawa appearing in 1976.

    Genre entertainment of the highest order, the Sister Street Fighter films are a wild ride through some of the best exploitation cinema Japan produced in the 1970s. Funky and over-the-top, filled with wall-to-wall action, and featuring some of the craziest villains ever depicted onscreen, the series embodies female power in a male-dominated genre and is a magnificent showcase for the physical presence and martial arts skills of its lead star.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition digital transfers of all four films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio
  • Original English dubbed audio for Sister Street Fighter
  • New optional English subtitle translation for all four films
  • English SDH subtitles for the English dub for Sister Street Fighter
  • New video interviews with actor Shinichi Sonny Chiba, director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, and screenwriter Masahiro Kakefuda
  • Original Japanese theatrical trailers for all four films
  • Original U.S. theatrical trailer for Sister Street Fighter , plus original English opening titles to the film
  • Original German theatrical trailer for Sister Street Fighter , plus original German opening titles to the film
  • Stills and poster gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Kungfubob O Brien
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated booklet featuring writing on the series by Patrick Macias and a new essay on the U.S. release of Toei s karate films by Chris Poggiali
  • The Clovehitch Killer

    Link Here

    The Clovehitch Killer is a 2018 USA horror mystery thriller by Duncan Skiles.
    Starring Charlie Plummer, Dylan McDermott and Samantha Mathis. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Summary Notes

    A shocking revelation turns a teenage boy's world upside down in this chilling look at the evil that can lurk below even the most wholesome surface. Tyler Burnside is a Boy Scout, a volunteer at his local church, and the dutiful son of an upstanding, community leader dad. Only one thing troubles the quiet Kentucky town he lives in: the unsolved murders-in which ten women were brutally tortured and killed by a psychopath known as Clovehitch-that rocked the community more than a decade ago. When Tyler discovers a cache of disturbing images in his father's possession, he begins to suspect that the man he trusts most in the world may be Clovehitch-and that his deadly rampage may not be over. With unrelenting tension, director Duncan Skiles crafts a picture-perfect vision of the all-American family-and then piece by piece rips it to shreds.

    Kalifornia

    Link Here

    Kalifornia is a 1993 USA crime thriller by Dominic Sena.
    Starring Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis and Kathy Larson. BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut and 18 rated in the UK. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but was later released uncut and MPAA Unrated.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Kalifornia

    US: The Uncut version is MPAA Unrated:
    US: The US version is cut and MPAA R rated:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition [US Theatrical + Uncut versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 5th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    When urban intellectuals Brian (Duchovny) and Carrie (Forbes) set out on a cross-country trip to research a book about serial killers, they share the ride with a couple they barely know Early Grayce (Pitt) and his girlfriend Adele (Lewis). Locked in a car hurtling westward, the four travelers struggle to find some common ground. But when they finally do connect, Early's violent nature abruptly emerges and the terrified Brian and Carrie realize that they don't need to go very far to learn about ruthless killers ... because they are already face-to-face with one!

    Bonus Features

    • NEW Interview With Director Dominic Sena
    • Includes Both The Theatrical Cut And The Unrated Cut
    • Original Featurette
    • Cast Interviews
    • Trailers and TV Spots
    30 Miles from Nowhere

    Link Here

    30 Miles from Nowhere is a 2018 USA comedy thriller by Caitlin Koller.
    Starring Carrie Preston, Rob Benedict and Rusty Schwimmer. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    After the untimely death of their old college pal, five friends (and one new girlfriend) descend upon the Wisconsin summer home they frequented in their 20s. The creep factor at the cabin is high, with a thumping in the crawl space, blood spurting from the pipes, and a cockroach infestation in the guest bedroom. When a storm moves in, trapping them in the woods, they find themselves faced with the ultimate human dilemma, to kill or be killed, in order to make it to morning.

    Written by Seana Kofoed, Directed by Caitlin Koller

    Psyche 59

    Link Here

    Psyche 59 is a 1964 UK romance by Alexander Singer.
    Starring Curd Jürgens, Patricia Neal and Samantha Eggar. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    There is also a UK release.

    Promotional Material

    In London, the pregnant wife of an industrialist falls down the stairs, loses her sight and has no recollection of the events but suspects that a mentally traumatic experience prior to the fall caused her accident
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Evil Dead 2, The House that Jack Built, Sister Street Fighter Collection


    Link Here 4th March 2019
    UK flag Released on 4th March 2019
     
    The House That Jack Built

    Link Here

    The House That Jack Built is a 2018 Denmark / France / Germany / Sweden horror thriller by Lars von Trier.
    Starring Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz and Uma Thurman. BBFC link IMDb

    The Director's Cut was shown at Cannes but an R rated US Theatrical Version was distributed in the US. All UK releases are the Director' Cut.
    [ Spoilers! hover or click text below]
    A particularly controversial moment was Jack as a young boy snipping off the leg of a duck. But even that got a mixed response as animal rights campaigners PETA defended the film i praising its accurate portrayal of the link between adolescent animal abuse and psychopathy. Of course the effect was achieved in CGI and no ducks were harmed in the making of the film.
    UK:  BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2019 Curzon Artificial Eye (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th March 2019
    • 2019 Curzon Artificial Eye R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th March 2019
    Promotional material promises that the UK home video release will be the Director's Cut.

    Promotional Material

    Lars von Trier's upcoming drama follows the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • FULLY UNCUT VERSION OF THE FILM SCREENED AT CANNES
    • Introduction by Lars von Trier
    • Making of featurette
    • Interview with Lars von Trier
    • Trailer
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 tracks
     
    Between Worlds

    Link Here

    Between Worlds is a 2018 Spain action mystery thriller by Maria Pulera.
    Starring Nicolas Cage, Penelope Mitchell and Franka Potente. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK:  Passed 15 uncut for strong sex, drug misuse, language, violence ( 90:12s )
    • 2019 Thunderbird Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th March 2019

    Summary Notes

    The story follows Joe, (Cage), a down-on-his-luck truck driver haunted by the memory of his deceased wife and child. He meets Julie (Potente), a spiritually gifted woman who enlists Joe in a desperate effort to find the lost soul of her comatose daughter, Billie (Mitchell). But the spirit of Joe's dead wife Mary proves stronger, possessing the young woman's body and determined to settle her unfinished business with the living.

    A Fistful of Lead

    Link Here

    A Fistful of Lead is a 2018 UK western by Marc Price.
    Starring James Groom, Tom Nolan and Duncan Casey. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gory violence, very strong language ( 82:46s ) :
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    Four of the West's most infamous outlaws assemble to steal a huge stash of gold from the most corrupt settlement of the gold rush towns. But not all goes to plan, one is killed and the other three escape on horseback with their loot, being pursued by the town's sheriff and his posse. They hide out in the abandoned gold mine where they happen across another gang of three, who themselves were planning to hit the very same bank! As tensions rise, things go from bad to worse as they realise the bags of gold are filled with lead... they've been double crossed, but by who and how?

    Sister Street Fighter Collection

    Link Here

    Sister Street Fighter Collection is a film set by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi and Shigehiro Ozawa.
    Starring Etsuko Shihomi, Shin'ichi Chiba and Asao Uchida. Consisting of:

    • Sister Street Fighter
    • Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By A Thread
    • Return Of The Sister Street Fighter
    • Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist
    UK: Passed with an aggregate 18 with BBFC cuts for:
    • 2019 Arrow Sister Street Fighter Collection (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th March 2019
    Sister Street Fighter is a 1974 Japanese film by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi.
    With Etsuko Shihomi, Emi Hayakawa and Sanae Ôhori. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The US R rated version was further cut by the BBFC for 1986 18 rated VHS. The film was passed 18 uncut for 2019 18 rated home video.
    Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By a Thread is a 1974 Japan action crime film by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi.
    Starring Etsuko Shiomi, Tamayo Mitsukawa and Michiyo Bandô. BBFC link IMDb
    Rightfully cut by the BBFC for 18 rated Blu-ray in 2019. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but surely not a good idea to import it into the UK.

    BBFC Cuts required to remove potentially indecent images of a child.

    Thanks to James:

    The villain of the movie has a large framed photo of a reclining naked pre-pubescent girl hung up on their wall in the background of a scene and is pretty prominent throughout, probably talking up half of the screen space.

    So it's not really a surprise that it's been cut. In fact I'm curious how they have handled the cuts because it's prolonged and prominent enough that removing all frames with it in would render the scene un-watchable. I'm assuming they will have to mask it out rather than remove the footage (which is probably why they haven't mentioned the length of the cuts).

    Arrow commented:

    We would like to take this opportunity to let UK fans know that our upcoming release of Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By A Thread, will be censored (not cut) in one scene. This is due to a potentially indecent image of a minor used as set decoration in the lair of one of the villains - visible in one shot for approximately 31 seconds which the BBFC advised breached the Protection of Children Act 1978.

    As this scene features important expository dialogue, instead of cutting it out completely we have decided to zoom into the other half of the frame, cropping out the offending part of the image entirely. The US edition will be unaffected.

    Apart from this, all four films in the set will be released for the first time in the UK in all their bloody, bone-snapping uncut glory, including the gore and weapons scenes cut from previous UK releases of the first film! The US edition will be unaffected.

    Promotional Material

    After the massive success of The Street Fighter , the Toei Company decided to build a new karate series around a female lead, and cast a young actress who had appeared in a cameo role alongside her mentor Sonny Chiba. Still a teenager at the time, Etsuko Shihomi exploded onscreen in her first leading role and created a new character type: a tough fighter who was fierce, fearless, good-hearted, and decidedly non-sexualised, a departure from Toei s typical formula.

    In 1974 s Sister Street Fighter , Shihomi is the half-Chinese, half-Japanese Li Koryu, who travels to Yokohama to investigate the disappearance of her brother, an undercover cop. Li discovers a smuggling ring run by a drug lord with his own personal army of deadly fighters, and must penetrate his evil lair with the help of a fellow karate master (played by Chiba). Shihomi and director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi ( Wolf Guy ) made two additional films based on the same character over the next year, Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By A Thread and Return Of The Sister Street Fighter , with a final unrelated follow-up ( Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist ) helmed by original Street Fighter director Shigehiro Ozawa appearing in 1976.

    Genre entertainment of the highest order, the Sister Street Fighter films are a wild ride through some of the best exploitation cinema Japan produced in the 1970s. Funky and over-the-top, filled with wall-to-wall action, and featuring some of the craziest villains ever depicted onscreen, the series embodies female power in a male-dominated genre and is a magnificent showcase for the physical presence and martial arts skills of its lead star.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition digital transfers of all four films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio
  • Original English dubbed audio for Sister Street Fighter
  • New optional English subtitle translation for all four films
  • English SDH subtitles for the English dub for Sister Street Fighter
  • New video interviews with actor Shinichi Sonny Chiba, director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, and screenwriter Masahiro Kakefuda
  • Original Japanese theatrical trailers for all four films
  • Original U.S. theatrical trailer for Sister Street Fighter , plus original English opening titles to the film
  • Original German theatrical trailer for Sister Street Fighter , plus original German opening titles to the film
  • Stills and poster gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Kungfubob O Brien
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated booklet featuring writing on the series by Patrick Macias and a new essay on the U.S. release of Toei s karate films by Chris Poggiali
  • Evil Dead 2

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    Evil Dead II is a 1987 US horror by Sam Raimi
    With Bruce Campbell and Sarah Berry. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases. UK DVD and Blu-ray is the same as the cut US release although the rating was downgraded to 15 in 2003. An extended version was released in Germany in September 2013.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Evil Dead 2

    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong bloody horror for:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    After the shocking and notorious cult classic THE EVIL DEAD impaled its way into the minds of a whole generation, visionary maverick director Sam Raimi decided to elaborate on its twisted scenario. Featuring B-movie legend Bruce Campbell in his most iconic role, EVIL DEAD 2 is a gore-fuelled, splatstick masterpiece that gleefully stomps on the entrails of good taste whilst puking in the face of Hollywood with no apologies.

    Special Features:

    • Audio commentary with Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel, Bruce Campbell and Greg Nicotero
    • Bloody and Groovy, Baby! - Tribute to Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2
    • Shallowed Souls: Making of Evil Dead 2
    • Cabin Fever: A "Fly on the Wall"
    • Road to Wadesboro: Revisiting the Shooting Location with Filmmaker Tony Elwood
    • The Gore the Merrier: Making of Evil Dead 2
    • Interview with Bruce Campbell
    • Trailer
    Possum

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    Possum is a 2018 UK horror thriller by Matthew Holness.
    Starring Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong and Simon Bubb. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, psychological horror:
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment Ltd (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th March 2019 
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment Ltd R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th March 2019
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment Ltd Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Possum is a stylish, unique, dark and twisted tale from writer/director Matthew Holness (Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, A Gun For George, The Snipist) following the story of a disgraced children's puppeteer who returns to his childhood home and is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured him his entire life. The film features compelling performances from Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Prometheus) and Alun Armstrong (Krull, The Duellists, Sleepy Hollow) and original music by the Radiophonic Workshop.
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Invasion of the Blood Farmers, Mausoleum, Next of Kin, Rampant


    Link Here 26th February 2019
    US flag Released on 26th February 2019
    The Devil's Rain

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    The Devil's Rain is a 1975 USA horror by Robert Fuest.
    Starring Ernest Borgnine, Eddie Albert and Ida Lupino. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2019 Cheezy Flicks R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 26th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    A Satanist cult leader is burnt alive by the local church. He vows to come back and haunts down, and enslave, every descendant of his congregation by the power of a book of blood contracts, in which they sold their souls to the devil.
    Rampant

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    Rampant is a 2018 South Korea action horror by Sung-hoon Kim.
    Starring Hyun Bin, Dong-Gun Jang and Eui-sung Kim. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Well Go USA RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 26th February 2019
    • 2019 Well Go USA R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 26th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    A darkness looms over ancient Korea: murderous creatures known as Night Demons have overrun the country. Returning from a long imprisonment abroad, Prince Ganglim discovers that it will take the strength of his entire kingdom to stop the bloody rampage spreading across the nation in this fresh new take on zombie horror from the studios that brought you TRAIN TO BUSAN.

    BONUS FEATURES: Trailers

    Language: Korean (original)
    Subtitles: English

    Invasion of the Blood Farmers

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    Invasion of the Blood Farmers is a 1972 USA horror by Ed Adlum.
    Starring Norman Kelley, Tanna Hunter and Bruce Detrick. Youtube link IMDb

    The film has only seen UK release on pre-cert VHS. The title was seized by police during the Video Nasties moral panic
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th February 2019
    • 2019 Severin Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 26th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films presents INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS - The '70s grindhouse classic now scanned from the original negative with new bonus materials!

    In 1972, a team of New York City exploitation outlaws that included Ed Adlum (SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED), Ed Kelleher (PRIME EVIL) and Michael & Roberta Findlay (THE TOUCH OF HER FLESH, SNUFF) - along with first-time assistant cameraman and future award-winning cinematographer Frederick Elmes (ERASERHEAD, BLUE VELVET) - descended on bucolic Westchester County with 8˝ bottles of stage blood to make a movie about a Druid cult seeking to resurrect their dead queen. The budget was $24,000. The cast was paid in beer. And the result remains one of the greatest achievements in schlock/shock cinema history. Severin Films is proud to present this "accidental masterpiece" (Horror News) like you've never seen it before, now scanned from the original negative for the first time ever and spurting with all-new Special Features.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Audio commentary with director Ed Adlum and actress Ortrum Tippel, moderated by Kier-La Janisse, author of House of Psychotic Women .
    Nothing You'd Show Your Mom : Eddie Adlum's journey through exploitation, coin-op & rock n' roll.
    Interview with actor Jack Neubeck.
    Painful Memories : An interview with cinematographer Frederick Elmes.
    Trailer.
    Deal with The Devil

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    Deal with The Devil is a 2018 USA horror by Benjamin Thomas.
    Starring Eric Wolfgang Nelson, Don Brandon and Thom Murray. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Summary Notes

    A desperate man makes a deal with the devil in hopes of making all his earthly dreams come true. But when he is called upon to live up to his end of the Faustian bargain, he soon learns that this comes with a very steep price, as those around him spiral into madness, possession and death.

    Mausoleum

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    Mausoleum is a 1983 USA horror by Michael Dugan.
    Starring Marjoe Gortner, Bobbie Bresee and Norman Burton. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating and this version was then passed 18 by the BBFC for VHS. Released uncut in the US in 2019 and is MPAA Unrated.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 26th February 2019
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    The Nomed Family has been the victim of an ancient curse in which the first born daughter of each generation has gone violently mad and then suspiciously dies. No one can explain the Nomed madness, but some say it's because of the possession of a terrible demonic force. By way of an unnatural urge during her mother's funeral, Susan entered her family's mausoleum, and ever since an evil presence has been lurking inside of her, waiting for a chance to come out. Now an adult, something is hiding inside Susan's body, coming out to grotesquely murder anyone who comes too close to uncovering her terrifying secret.

    A consummate blending of early 80s supernatural horror and slasher film tropes, Michael Dugan's ( SUPER SEAL ) MAUSOLEUM is a stylish, sleazy, and outrageously gory production, featuring a series of imaginative death scenes orchestrated by effects wizard John Carl Buechler ( REANIMATOR , TROLL ). Starring Bobbie Bresee ( GHOULIES ) and Marjoe Gortner ( WHEN YOU COMIN' BACK RED RYDER? ) and featuring a moody orchestral score from Jamie Mendoza-Nava ( BOYS OF COMPANY C ), Vinegar Syndrome is pleased to bring MAUSOLEUM to Blu-ray, fully uncut and newly restored from its camera negative, with its 'explosive' opening sequence completely intact.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
    3. "Making Monsters" - a video interview with special fx makeup artist John Carl Buechler
    4. Original theatrical trailer
    5. Multiple tv spots
    6. Promotional still gallery
    7. Reversible cover artwork
    8. English SDH subtitles

    Next of Kin

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    Next of Kin is a 1982 Australia / New Zealand horror mystery by Tony Williams.
    Starring Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt and Alex Scott. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films presents NEXT OF KIN - The Aussie horror classic on disc for the first time ever in America!

    It's been hailed as "skin-crawlingly real" (Horror News), "a jaw-dropping achievement" (Moon In the Gutter) and "a giallo that rivals Argento's DEEP RED" (Scary Minds), yet has remained largely unseen in America. Now experience "one of the greatest horror movies of the 20th Century" (Goomba Stomp) for the first time ever… and like never before: When a young woman inherits a creaky retirement home, she'll find herself in a waking nightmare of murder, madness and a legacy of evil that may be inescapable. Jackie Kerin, John Jarratt (WOLF CREEK) and Alex Scott (ROMPER STOMPER) star in this "stylish and creepy must-see" (The Digital Fix) - featuring an intense synth score by Klaus Schulze of Tangerine Dream - now transferred from original Australian vault elements and packed with all-new Special Features.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Commentary with director Tony Williams and producer Tim White.
    Commentary with Mark Hartley and cast members Jackie Kerin, John Jarrett and Robert Ratti.
    House of Psychotic Women intro by Kier-La Janisse for Morbido TV.
    Extended interviews from Not Quite Hollywood .
    Return to Monteclare : Location revisit, 2018.
    Deleted scenes.
    Before the Night is Out : Ballroom footage, 1979.
    Original theatrical trailer.
    UK VHS trailer.
    German theatrical trailer.
    Alternate German opening.
    Image gallery.
    Tony Williams short films.
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Third Secret, Class of 1984, Class of 1999, Psyche 59


    Link Here 25th February 2019
    UK flag Released on 25th February 2019
    Another Wolfcop

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    Another Wolfcop is a 2017 Canada comedy horror by Lowell Dean.
    Starring Leo Fafard, Yannick Bisson and Amy Matysio. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong violence, gore, sex, nudity, drug misuse:
    • 2019 Screenbound Pictures RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019
    • 2019 Screenbound Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    A month has passed since the eclipse transformed hard-drinking Officer Lou Garou into the crime fighting hellion WolfCop. Although the Shape Shifters controlling the town have been extinguished, Woodhaven is far from returning to normal. Lou s liquor-fuelled antics and full moon outbursts are seriously testing his relationship with Officer Tina Walsh the new Chief of Police. An old friend has mysteriously reappeared with a truly bizarre secret to share, and a homicidal new villain has emerged from the shadows looking to finish what the Shape Shifters started. To defeat this lethal adversary, it will take more than a lone wolf packing a pistol. Prepare for the next chapter for Wolfcop that will be more dirty and hairy than the original! Consider yourself warned.
    Night of the Demons 2

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    Night of the Demons 2 is a 1994 USA comedy horror romance by Brian Trenchard-Smith.
    Starring Cristi Harris, Darin Heames and Robert Jayne. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (1988) was one of the most popular and prolific shockers of the VHS rental era so it was inevitable that a sequel would be forthcoming - but few fans could have expected that NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 2 (1994) would be so outrageous, gooey, creature-packed and over-the-top! Arguably even more beloved than the original monster mash, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 2 introduces a new line-up of young victims for the glamorous Angela (Amerlia Kinkade), who is ready to munch and mutilate anyone who treads into her haunted abode. A perfect late night shocker, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 2 highlights stunning special effects by Steve Johnson (GHOSTBUSTERS) and a typically gross-out approach from director Brian Trenchard-Smith (TURKEY SHOOT). This is the BluRay that horror-hounds have been waiting for - and NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 2 does not disappoint in this gruesome HD restoration!!

    Extras:
    "Interview with Effects Guy, Steve Johnson

    Booklet Notes by Film Journalists Dave Wain and Matty Budrewicz"
    Class of 1999

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    Class of 1999 is a 1990 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Mark L Lester.
    Starring Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind and Malcolm McDowell. YouTube icon IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1990 but the cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2001. Passed 15 uncut for 2019 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, gore, scene of sexual assault:
    • 2019 Lionsgate RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    The time is the future and youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become free fire zones, into which not even the police will venture. When Miles Langford, the principal of Kennedy High School, decides to take his school back from the gangs, robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest provides tactical education units. These human-like androids have been programmed to teach and are supplied with weapons to discipline problems. These kids will get a lesson... in staying alive!
    The Unholy

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    The Unholy is a 1988 USA horror by Camilo Vila.
    Starring Ben Cross, Hal Holbrook and Ruben Rabasa. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1988 cinema release and follow up VHS. Uncut on 18 rated DVD since 2002.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, horror :
    • 2019 Lionsgate RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    In New Orleans, a city with a dark underside of black magic and satanic worship, two priests have been brutally murdered at St. Agnes Church. Now THE UNHOLY reigns, only to be challenged by the purest of mortal souls. Father Michael (Ben Cross), believed to be spiritually blessed, is appointed to the ungodly parish. Is he really the chosen one, strong enough to fight such ravishing temptation, such raw evil? Or is he simply the third to die? Some say Father Michael hasn't got a prayer.

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary with Director Camilo Vila
    • Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composer Roger Bellon
    • Audio Interview with Production Designer and Co-Writer Fernando Fonseca, featuring Isolated Selections from his Unused Score
    • Sins of the Father with Ben Cross
    • Demons In The Flesh: The Monsters of The Unholy
    • Prayer Offerings with Production Designer and Co-Writer Fernando Fonseca
    • Original Ending featuring Optional Audio Commentary with Producer Mathew Hayden
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Radio Spots
    • Original Storyboard Gallery
    • Still Gallery
    Parents

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    Parents is a 1989 Canada / USA comedy horror mystery by Bob Balaban.
    Starring Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt and Sandy Dennis. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut:
    • 2019 Lionsgate Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Meet the Laemles. Dad's got a great job, mom has all the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask for, and ten-year-old Michael has neat new friends and two parents who kill him with kindness. They're all the all-American family....or are they? Michael can't figure out why his family serves leftovers every night. Leftovers? Well, what were they before they were leftovers? questions young Michael. Leftovers-to-be, smiles dad. Dad's bringing home the bacon....and a whole lot more! Michael's parents are getting away with murder - making home where the horror is!

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary with Director Bob Balaban and Producer Bonnie Palef
    • Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composer Jonathan Elias
    • Leftovers To Be with Screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne
    • Mother's Day with Actress Mary Beth Hurt
    • Inside Out An interview with Director of Photography Robin Vidgeon
    • Vintage Tastes - with Decorative Consultant Yolanda Cuomo
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Radio Spots
    • Still Gallery
    Redcon-1

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    Redcon-1 is a 2018 UK action war thriller by Chee Keong Cheung.
    Starring Oris Erhuero, Carlos Gallardo and Mark Strange. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    After a zombie apocalypse spreads from a London prison, the UK is brought to its knees. The spread of the virus is temporarily contained but, without a cure, it's only a matter of time before it breaks its boundaries and the biggest problem of all... any zombies with combat skills are now enhanced. With the South East of England quarantined from the rest of the world using fortified borders, intelligence finds that the scientist responsible for the outbreak is alive and well in London. With his recovery being the only hope of a cure, a squad of eight Special Forces soldiers is sent on a suicide mission to the city, now ruled by the undead, with a single task: get him out alive within 72 hours by any means necessary. What emerges is an unlikely pairing on a course to save humanity against ever-rising odds.

    Class of 1984

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    Class of 1984 is a 1982 Canada action crime thriller by Mark L Lester (as Mark Lester).
    Starring Perry King, Merrie Lynn Ross and Timothy Van Patten. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    The cut MPAA R rated version has the director's seal of approval. This was further cut by the BBFC for UK cinema release and banned for VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived when the R rated version was resubmitted for 2005 DVD. The uncut version is available in Germany.
    UK: Passed 18 after 4:14s of BBFC compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2019 101 Films (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Reviews

    • See review from flickeringmyth.com : " Class of 1984 does a good job in keeping the viewer glued to the screen to see what happens next as escalation is the name of the game "
    • See review from frontrowreviews.co.uk : " It is uncompromising. It is difficult. It is punk mixed with sleaze, mixed with the perceived rejections of state and society "

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents Class of 1984 (1982), title 007 on our Black Label and a UK Blu-ray debut. Extras include a brand new career-retrospective interview with writer Tom Holland (Fright Night), a commentary from director Mark L. Lester (Commando) and interviews with cast and crew. The first 3,000 copies of each title will come complete with a slipcase, and a Limited Edition booklet, including a new interview with the director.

    An idealistic and naive music teacher (Perry King) moves to the inner city with his pregnant wife to find that his new school is plagued by drugs and violence. Determined to bring a semblance of order to his classroom, he soon clashes with the school's dominant gang, setting off a chain of escalating events, with potentially fatal consequences. Brand New Extras

    • Life is Pain... An interview with writer Tom Holland
    • Limited edition booklet: Includes 'Future Retro: The Punk Culture and 1980s SciFi' by Scott Harrison and 'And Pain is Everything: An interview with director Mark L. Lester'
    Additional Extras
    • Commentary with director Mark L. Lester
    • Do What You Love - A career retrospective of Perry King
    • History Repeats Itself - An interview with director Mark Lester and composer Lalo Schifrin
    • Blood and Blackboards - Interviews with cast and crew
    • Girls Next Door - Interviews with actors Erin Noble and Lisa Langlois
    • Trailer and TV spots
    • Stills gallery
    Dhogs

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    Dhogs is a 2017 Spain crime comedy thriller by Andrés Goteira.
    Starring Carlos Blanco, Alejandro Carro and María Costas. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, sustained threat:
    • 2019 Yume Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    A taxi driver brings a businessman to his swanky hotel. There, he meets a young woman, who goes with him to his room. Later, she goes out and is followed by a mysterious man. Andrés Goteira s first feature interweaves the stories of four people and the way their paths cross during 24 hours in a visceral, mysterious and brutal thriller.
    Rendel

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    Rendel is a 2017 Finland action crime fantasy by Jesse Haaja.
    Starring Kristofer Gummerus, Rami Rusinen and Renne Korppila. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong violence, threat, sex:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    When a worldwide corporation known as VALA launches an untested vaccine called Nh25 into the market by bribing, threatening, and killing every official opposing them, a dark avenger is born.

    Rendel, a man driven by revenge and hatred, unleashes his own special kind of hell against the firm, threatening to put an end at the distribution of the deadly Nh25. As blood spills and money burns, VALA recruits a group of violent mercenaries to do what they seemingly can't: eliminate Rendel permanently...

    Halloween

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    Halloween is a 2018 USA horror thriller by David Gordon Green.
    Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Virginia Gardner. BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. 18 rated in the UK.

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

    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. She now faces a terrifying showdown when Michael returns to Haddonfield, Ill. -- but this time, Laurie is ready for him. In Halloween (2018) Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Master of horror John Carpenter executive produces and serves as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema's current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter's classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.

    Bonus Features Include:

    • Deleted Scenes
    • Back in Haddonfield: Making Halloween
    • The Original Scream Queen
    • The Sound of Fear
    • Journey of the Mask
    • The Legacy of Halloween
    The Haunting of Borley Rectory

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    The Haunting of Borley Rectory is a 2019 UK horror by Steven M Smith.
    Starring Zach Clifford, Rad Brown and Sonera Angel. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural threat:
    • 2019 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    1944 England. A recovering American serviceman is sent to a remote cottage in Essex where he is instructed to monitor German airwaves. His nightmares of combat haunt him, and his rehabilitation is distracted by the discovery of the half demolished Borley Rectory and something ungodly that is still there. This evil presence follows him back to the cottage and his nightmares overlap into Hell. He calls on Harry Price, the famous paranormal investigator, to come and help him solve the mystery of the nun of Borley.
    Stranger in the House

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    Stranger in the House is a 1967 UK crime drama by Pierre Rouve.
    Starring James Mason, Geraldine Chaplin and Bobby Darin. BBFC link IMDb

    Cu by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1967. Presumably it was the UK cinema version that was passed 15 for 2019 DVD/Blu-ray
    UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed 15 for strong sex references:
    • 2019 Bfi R2 Blu-ray/DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Stranger in the House (DVD + Blu-ray) Directed by Pierre Rouve Once an eminent barrister, cynical drunkard John Sawyer (James Mason) leads a reclusive life, out of touch with the burgeoning youth movement of the mid-1960s. But when his daughter Angela's (Geraldine Chaplin) boyfriend is wrongfully accused of murder, Sawyer decides to confront his demons and the changing world around him in order to defend him. Featuring striking camera work from Academy Award-winner Kenneth Higgins and co-starring music legend Bobby Darin, this intergenerational drama (based on a novel by George Simenon) is a cult British classic ripe for rediscovery.

    Special Features:

    Original trailer, Other extras TBC, Fully illustrated booklet

    A Severed Head

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    A Severed Head is a 1971 UK comedy by Dick Clement.
    Starring Lee Remick, Richard Attenborough and Ian Holm. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate sex, sexualised nudity, incest references, suicide scene:
    • 2019 Powerhouse Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Dick Clement followed the success of his first feature 'Otley' with this wry adaptation of Iris Murdoch's celebrated 1961 satirical novel, a harbinger of the sexual liberation that was to blossom in the mid-60s.

    A Severed Head chronicles the sexual and amoral escapades of a group of middle-class, middle-aged London couples, portrayed by a wonderful cast which includes Ian Holm (Alien, The Lord of the Rings), Lee Remick (Days of Wine and Roses, The Omen), Claire Bloom (The Haunting, The King's Speech) and Richard Attenborough (10 Rillington Place, Young Winston). Absurdist and delightfully funny, 'A Severed Head' is a dark satire staged with wit and intelligence.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio commentary with director Dick Clement and film historian Sam Dunn (2018)
    • Interview with artist Saskia de Boer (2019): New and exclusive interview with the acclaimed sculptor who created the film's arresting title sequence and produced many iconic likenesses of actors and musicians from Elizabeth Taylor to Jimi Hendrix
    • Interview with Timothy Burrill (2019): new and exclusive interview with the production manager
    • Rob Deering on 'A Severed Head' (2019): New appreciation by the comedian, musician and writer
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Pamela Hutchinson, an overview of contemporary critical responses, archival articles, and film credits
    • World premiere on Blu-ray
    • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
    • All extras subject to change
    Psyche 59

    Link Here

    Psyche 59 is a 1964 UK romance by Alexander Singer.
    Starring Curd Jürgens, Patricia Neal and Samantha Eggar. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1963. BBFC 12 rated for 2019 Blu-ray.

    It is unconfirmed but the running time is pretty close to the version originally submitted to the film censor in 1963.

    UK: Passed 12 for moderate sex references, threat, violence, discriminatory references after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2019 Powerhouse Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    There is also a US release.

    Promotional Material

    Patricia Neal (fresh from her 1963 award-winning role in Martin Ritt's Hud) stars as a woman suffering from hysterical blindness, and a blank in her memory which may hide the cause of her affliction. When she and her sex-addict husband (Curt Jurgens - The Enemy Below, The Spy Who Loved Me) move in with her younger sister (Samantha Eggar - The Collector, The Brood), she begins to piece together the events leading to her psychological trauma.

    Ahead of its time in its discussion and depiction of all manner of taboo subjects (rape, child abuse, nymphomania, psycho-sexual disorder, masochism), Psyche 59 is one of British cinema's most daring and provocative adult dramas.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • The BEHP Interview with Walter Lassally (1988): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the renowned cinematographer in conversation with Roy Fowler
    • Interview with Samantha Eggar (2019): the award-winning actor recalls her work on the film in this new and exclusive interview
    • Richard Combs on Psyche 59 (2019): a new appreciation by the renowned critic, lecturer and broadcaster
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Josephine Botting, an overview of contemporary critical responses, archival articles, and film credits
    • World premiere on Blu-ray
    • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
    • All extras subject to change
    The Third Secret

    Link Here

    The Third Secret  is a 1964 UK crime mystery thriller by Charles Crichton.
    Starring Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins and Richard Attenborough. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1964. These cuts seem to have persisted into home video releases.
    UK: Passed PG for mild violence and threat after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2019 Powerhouse Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    The apparent suicide of an eminent psychologist prompts his teenage daughter (Pamela Franklin - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Legend of Hell House) and one of his patients (Stephen Boyd - Ben-Hur, Fantastic Voyage) to investigate. Convinced he was murdered, the two begin a journey into the lives and twisted psychoses of the doctor's disturbed patients.

    Directed by the great Charles Crichton (Dead of Night, The Lavender Hill Mob, A Fish Called Wanda), stunningly photographed by Douglas Slocombe (The Italian Job, Raiders of the Lost Ark), and starring an incredible cast which includes Jack Hawkins, Richard Attenborough, Diane Cilento and Judi Dench in one of her earliest screen roles, The Third Secret is a dark and elegant psychological thriller which has long been overlooked, but is now ripe for rediscovery.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio commentary with film historians Dean Brandum and Eloise Ross
    • The BEHP Interview with Charles Crichton (1988): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with Sidney Cole
    • The BEHP Interview with Douglas Slocombe (1988): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the renowned cinematographer in conversation with Sidney Cole
    • Neil Sinyard on The Third Secret (2019): a new appreciation by the author and film historian
    • Crichton on Crichton (2019): filmmaker David Crichton gives a fascinating biographical overview of his father's life and work.
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Robert Murphy, an overview of contemporary critical responses, archival articles, and film credits
    • World premiere on Blu-ray
    • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
    • All extras subject to change

    La Vérité

    La Vérité is a 1960 France / Italy drama by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
    Starring Brigitte Bardot, Paul Meurisse and Charles Vanel. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1961. The cuts were waived for 15 rated Blu-ray in 2019. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for suicide scenes and references with previous BBFC cuts waived:
    • 2019 Sony/Criterion RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th February 2019

    There is also a US release

    Promotional Material

    Beautiful, troubled Dominique Marceau (Brigitte Bardot) came to bohemian Paris to escape the suffocation of provincial life, only to wind up in a courtroom, accused of a terrible crime: the murder of her lover (Band of Outsiders' Sami Frey). As the trial commences and the lawyers begin tangling over Dominique's fate, the Oscar-nominated La vérité, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot (Diabolique), delves into her past, reconstructing her struggle to find a foothold in the city. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of an impulsive young woman misunderstood and mistreated by those around her, and of her ultimately tragic affair with an up-and-coming conductor. With an astonishing performance by Bardot, Clouzot's affecting and intricately constructed film--a huge late-career success for the French master--renders a harsh verdict against a hypocritical and moralistic society.
    Special Edition Features
    • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Le scandale Clouzot, a sixty-minute documentary from 2017 on director Henri-Georges Clouzot
    • Interview from 1960 with Clouzot
    • Interview with actor Brigitte Bardot from the 1982 documentary Brigitte Bardot telle qu'elle
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Skinner, Dracula, Dracula's Fiencee, Color Me Blood Red


    Link Here 19th February 2019
    US flag Released on 19th February 2019
    Color Me Blood Red

    Link Here

    Color Me Blood Red is a 1965 USA comedy horror by Herschell Gordon Lewis (as Herschell G Lewis).
    Starring Gordon Oas-Heim, Candi Conder and Elyn Warner. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    For the third and final instalment in his infamous 'Blood Trilogy', Color Me Blood Red, splatter movie pioneer Herschell Gordon Lewis turned to the world of fine art for this tortured tale of a troubled artist turned homicidal maniac. Painter Adam Sorge has found himself in a bit of a creative lull. But when his girlfriend accidentally cuts her finger, he realizes what his work has been missing all this time - human blood! With pressure mounting from local gallery owner Farnsworth to deliver his next masterpiece, Adam sets about procuring as much glorious haemoglobin as he can muster - first from himself, and then from anyone unfortunate enough to pass by his sickening studio of slaughter. The final filmic collaboration between H.G. Lewis and producer/master exploiteer David F. Friedman, who collectively delivered the equally demented Blood Feast and Two Thousand Maniacs!, Color Me Blood Red is a crazed creation that truly puts the pain in painting!

    Bonus features include:

    A Hot Night at the Go Go Lounge! 1966 dance short, H.G. Lewis on Jimmy, The Boy Wonder, Weirdsville film scholar Jeffrey Sconce on Something Weird , The Art of Madness a video essay on the recurring motif of mad artists as killers in horror films , Audio commentary on Something Weird with H.G. Lewis and David Friedman, Audio commentary on Color Me Blood Red with H.G. Lewis and David Friedman, Introductions to the films by H.G. Lewis, Bonus Feature! 1967s Something Weird, English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation, Color Me Blood Red Outtakes, Color Me Blood Red Trailer, Something Weird Trailer, Jimmy, The Boy Wonder Trailer, Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

    Barb Wire

    Link Here

    Barb Wire is a 1996 USA action Sci-Fi film by David Hogan.
    Starring Pamela Anderson, Amir AboulEla and Adriana Alexander. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. An extended version was later released uncut and MPAA Unrated. The cut R rated version initially rated 15 by the BBFC for 1995 cinema release but was 18 rated for home video. In the UK the uncut version was released on 1996 18 rated VHS but hasn't been seen since.

    The running time on Amazon suggests that this release will be the cut Theatrical Version. It seems that the extra nude scenes in the Unrated Version are only available in standard definition and so would not look good in a Blu-ray.

    US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Mill Creek Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    No Laws. No Limits. No Turning Back!

    Pamela Anderson is Barb Wire; the sexiest, toughest woman in Steel Harbor - a city marked by chaos and crime - providing a home for a new kind of mercenary. If you've got a problem, Barb Wire is the solution. She'll use any dangerous weapon (including her body) to take what she wants, crossing the line for no man. When her ex-boyfriend, Axel Hood, hits town, Barb is the only one who can get him out alive. Will Barb help the man who once betrayed her? There's only one thing you can be sure of... she can get anything you want, for a price. Are you ready to pay...?
    Dracula

    Link Here

    Dracula is a 1979 USA / UK horror romance by John Badham.
    Starring Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier and Donald Pleasence. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 19th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Throughout history, Dracula has filled men's hearts with fear -- and the hearts of women with desire. In this stylish production of Bram Stoker's classic tale, Frank Langella gives an electrifying performance as the bloodthirsty Count Dracula in search for his ultimate bride. Meanwhile, the renowned and relentless vampire hunter, Van Helsing (Laurence Olivier), seeks to end the Dark Prince's reign of terror over the citizens of Transylvania. Featuring a mesmerizing cast, fine direction and a superbly atmospheric musical score, Dracula is an unforgettable adaptation of one of the most enduring horror legends of all time.
    The Watcher

    Link Here

    The Watcher is a 2000 USA crime horror mystery by Joe Charbanic.
    Starring James Spader, Keanu Reeves and Marisa Tomei. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th February 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Starring Keanu Reeves, James Spader and Marissa Tomei, The Watcher is an action-packed thriller of hunter and prey. After years of pursuing psychotic killers in Los Angeles, FBI agent Joel Campbell (Spader) wants out. Now his nemesis, serial killer David Allen Griffin (Reeves), has tracked him all the way to Chicago, just to torment him. Before each murder, Griffin sends Campbell a photograph of his intended victim and dares him to find her before he strikes again. This game of cat and mouse will have you gasping for breath from its first victim to its explosive finale!
     
    Dracula's Fiancee / Lost in New York

    Link Here

    Dracula's Fiancee (La fiancée de Dracula) is a 2002 France horror by Jean Rollin.
    Starring Jacques Orth, Thomas Smith and Sandrine Thoquet. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    Perdues dans New York is a 1989 France fantasy by Jean Rollin.
    Starring Adeline Abitbol, Funny Abitbol and Catherine Herengt. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Summary Notes

    Lost in New York is a 1989 made for television film directed by Jean Rollin, which is one of his most personal films and has a runtime of just 52 minutes.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Redemption (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th February 2019
    • 2019 Redemption R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 19th February 2019
    Skinner

    Link Here

    Skinner is a 1993 USA horror by Ivan Nagy.
    Starring Ted Raimi, Ricki Lake and David Warshofsky. IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R rating but the uncut version was later released MPAA Unrated. Not released in the UK.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th February 2019
    • 2019 Severin Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 19th February 2019

    Reviews

    • See review from thedigitalbits.com : " Skinner is one of the nastier offerings form the 1990s "
    • See review from dreadcentral.com : " This feels like a film that should have been buried under the weight of 2019 standards, but Severin threw all fucks to the wind to bring slasher fans a heinous piece of work that could easily offend sensitive types. There is literal blackface "

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films presents SKINNER - Uncut. Unrated. Unconscionable. The notorious '90s shocker scanned in 4k for the first time ever!

    It's been called "sleaze-oozing" (Flick Attack), "gut-churning" (The Bedlam Files) and "incredibly tasteless" (Cult Reviews). It featured the most intensely graphic scenes yet by KNB EFX Group (THE WALKING DEAD). Uncut, it remains perhaps the most disturbing and rarely seen shocker of the '90s.

    Ted Raimi (XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS) delivers an unnerving performance as psycho drifter Dennis Skinner who wears flesh-suits he slices from doomed prostitutes, falls for a lonely young housewife (Ricki Lake of HAIRSPRAY fame), and is himself hunted by a horribly scarred survivor (an equally unhinged performance by Traci Lords). Richard Schiff (THE WEST WING) co-stars in this still-potent sickie from veteran television director and one-time Heidi Fleiss boyfriend, Ivan Nagy. Now scanned in 4k from the original camera negative and including the complete hooker-flaying sequence.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    A Touch of Scandal - Interview with Director Ivan Nagy.
    Under His Skin - Interview with Star Ted Raimi.
    Bargain Bin VHS For A Buck - Interview with Screenwriter Paul Hart-Wilden.
    Cutting Skinner - Interview with Editor Jeremy Kasten.
    Flaying sequence out-takes and extended takes.
    Trailer.
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Smallfoot, Halloween 4, Halloween 5, Prince of Darkness


    Link Here 18th February 2019
    UK flag Released on 18th February 2019
    Color Me Blood Red

    Link Here

    Color Me Blood Red is a 1965 USA comedy horror by Herschell Gordon Lewis (as Herschell G Lewis).
    Starring Gordon Oas-Heim, Candi Conder and Elyn Warner. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    For the third and final instalment in his infamous Blood Trilogy , Color Me Blood Red, splatter movie pioneer Herschell Gordon Lewis turned to the world of fine art for this tortured tale of a troubled artist turned homicidal maniac.

    Painter Adam Sorge has found himself in a bit of a creative lull. But when his girlfriend accidentally cuts her finger, he realizes what his work has been missing all this time human blood! With pressure mounting from local gallery owner Farnsworth to deliver his next masterpiece, Adam sets about procuring as much glorious haemoglobin as he can muster first from himself, and then from anyone unfortunate enough to pass by his sickening studio of slaughter.

    The final filmic collaboration between H.G. Lewis and producer/master exploiteer David F. Friedman, who collectively delivered the equally demented Blood Feast and Two Thousand Maniacs!, Color Me Blood Red is a crazed creation that truly puts the pain in painting!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Bonus Feature! 1967 s Something Weird
  • Introductions to the films by H.G. Lewis
  • Audio commentary on Color Me Blood Red with H.G. Lewis and David Friedman
  • Audio commentary on Something Weird with H.G. Lewis and David Friedman
  • The Art of Madness a video essay on the recurring motif of mad artists as killers in horror films
  • Weirdsville film scholar Jeffrey Sconce on Something Weird
  • H.G. Lewis on Jimmy, The Boy Wonder
  • A Hot Night at the Go Go Lounge! 1966 dance short
  • Color Me Blood Red Outtakes
  • Color Me Blood Red Trailer
  • Something Weird Trailer
  • Jimmy, The Boy Wonder Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
  • The Exorcism of Karen Walker

    Link Here

    The Exorcism of Karen Walker  (aka Aura) is a 2018 UK horror by Steve Lawson.
    Starring Shane Taylor, Rula Lenska and Denise Moreno. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, bloody images, disturbing scenes
    • 2019 4Digital Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    When Mitch Walker and his pregnant wife, Diane inherit his uncle's house in Illinois, they discover elaborate apparatus in the basement that his uncle had used to photograph people's Aura, which some claim, is a person's soul.

    Mitch realises his sister, Karen, might have been a victim of her uncle's experiments which could explain why she was confined to an asylum since childhood.

    He brings his sister to the house and hires a local psychic to help him solve the mystery, who quickly discovers that Karen was possessed as a child by a demon, and in fact, his uncle was trying to help her, not harm her. They hold a séance to try and free Karen of her curse... but can she ever be free?

    Prince of Darkness

    Link Here

    Prince Of Darkness is a 1987 USA horror by John Carpenter.
    Starring Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount and Jameson Parker. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed To be announced uncut for:
    • 2019 Studiocanal Collector's Edition RB 4k Blu-ray/RB Blu-ray Combo  at UK Amazon released on 18th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    This 4 disc limited Collector's Edition of John Carpenter's 1987 cult classic Prince of Darkness has been stunningly restored in 4K.
    Deep in the basement of an abandoned church, once run by a sinister religious sect, lies a strange bottle of green liquid being investigated by a group of local theoretic physics students. But as the night draws in the students soon realise that the relic holds a dark and powerful force beyond their control. A force that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself.
    This release is beautifully packaged with a stylish, newly commissioned illustration by Matt Ferguson on the cover. It contains a UHD of the feature as well as a Blu-ray feature disc, bonus disc and the original soundtrack on CD. It also contains 5 art cards, a newly illustrated theatrical poster and booklet containing original articles, photography from the set, production notes and an essay from celebrated film journalist Kim Newman.

    The 2018 restoration of Prince of Darkness was made from the original camera negative. A full 4k 16bit Dolby Vision workflow was applied to create a 4K DCP, UHD version and a new HD version which were produced with the same high technological standards as today's biggest international film releases.

    The restoration and new UHD version was colour graded and approved in Los Angeles by the Cinematographer, Gary B. Kibbe (ASC).

    Bonus material includes:

    Malevolent: Unearthing John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS: A brand new retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with Cinematographer Gary Kibbe, actor Peter Jason, actor Alice Cooper, composer Alan Howarth, script supervisor Sandy King, visual effects supervisor Robert Grasmere, stunt coordinator Jeff Imada, Carpenter biographer John Muir, film historian C. Courtney Joyner, music historian Daniel Schweiger and Producer Larry Carpenters.
    Intro by John Carpenter – an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003
    Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from Prince of Darkness, in an interview from 2003
    Audio commentary with John Carpenter and Peter Jason Sympathy for the Devil: Interview with John Carpenter - from 2013
    Horror's Halloween Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark - a fun tour of the film's locations hosted by Sean Clark
    Trailer
    Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes

    Contents:

    Disc 1: UHD Feature
    Disc 2: Blu-ray Feature
    Disc 3: Blu-ray Bonus disc
    Disc 4: Original soundtrack

    5 x Art cards

    Theatrical poster

    Booklet

    Outlaws

    Link Here

    Outlaws is a 2017 Australia crime film by Stephen McCallum.
    Starring Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee and Simone Kessell. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, very strong language:
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Outlaws is set within the primal underworld of outlaw motorcycle club gangs. It follows the heir to the throne of a motorcycle club who has to betray his president to save his brother's life.
    Sea of Lies

    Link Here

    Sea of Lies is a 2017 UK thriller by Wolfgang Büld.
    Starring Victor Alfieri, Fiona Horsey and Kevin Leslie. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for scene of sexual violence:
    • 2019 Screenbound Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Julia wants to save her marriage with Tony and ends her affair with Mathew so she and Tony can take an intimate boat trip. But a storm sees them pick up Julia's ex-lover adrift on a dinghy, with a psychopathic woman in tow.
    Smallfoot

    Link Here

    Smallfoot is a 2018 USA family musical animation by Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig (co-director).
    Starring Zendaya, Channing Tatum and Danny DeVito. BBFC link IMDb

    Passed PG uncut but the distributors preferred a cut U rated cinema release. Home video releases are the uncut PG version.
    UK: Passed PG uncut for infrequent mild bad language for:

    Promotional Material

    An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, ""Smallfoot"" turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti (Channing Tatum) finds something he thought didn't exist-a human. News of this ""smallfoot"" (James Corden) throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

    DVD Extra Content: Yeti or Not, Here They Come! Imagining Smallfoot.

    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Link Here

    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 USA horror thriller by Dwight H Little.
    Starring Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut:
    • 2019 Lionsgate Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis TEN YEARS AGO, HE CHANGED THE FACE OF HALLOWEEN. TONIGHT, HE'S BACK. A decade ago, he butchered 16 people trying to get to his sister. He was shot and incinerated, but still the entity that Dr. Sam Loomis (the legendary Donald Pleasence) calls "Evil on two legs" would not die. Tonight, Michael Myers has come home again.to kill! This time, Michael returns to Haddonfield for Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris of HALLOWEEN 5 and THE LAST BOY SCOUT) - the orphaned daughter of Laurie Strode - and her babysitter Rachel (Ellie Cornell of HALLOWEEN 5 and HOUSE OF THE DEAD). Can Loomis stop Michael before the unholy slaughter reaches his innocent young niece? Michael Pataki, Sasha Jenson and Kathleen Kinmont co-star in this smash sequel that marked the long-awaited return to the original storyline and remains infamous for its startling twist ending and graphic violence.
    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    Link Here

    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers is a 1989 USA horror thriller by Dominique Othenin-Girard (as Dominique Otherin-Girard).
    Starring Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut in the US to obtain an MPAA R rating. The same cut version was passed 18 for all UK releases since.
    UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
    • 2019 Lionsgate Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis MICHAEL LIVES. AND THIS TIME, THEY'RE READY! Because Hell would not have him, Michael Myers survived the mine explosion thought to have killed him. One year later, his traumatized young niece Jamie (Danielle Harris of HALLOWEEN 4) is horrified to discover she has a telepathic bond with her evil Uncle...and that Uncle Michael is on his way back to Haddonfield. But Dr. Loomis (the late, great Donald Pleasence) has a new plan to destroy The Boogey Man in his childhood home using Jamie as bait. Tonight, the carnage begins again: Michael Myers is back with a vengeance! Ellie Cornell and Beau Starr return for this hit sequel that features grisly gore by K.N.B. EFX Group (ARMY OF DARKNESS, SCREAM, HOSTEL).

    Zatoichi - The Blind Swordsman

    Zatoichi - The Blind Swordsman is a 2019 film by
    Starring Shintaro Katsu.

    Zatoichi and the Fugitives: BBFC animal cruelty cuts were required for 15 rated Blu-ray in 2019. There are no issues with the other films in the collection.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Sony/Criterion RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th February 2019

    Promotional Material

    THE ADVENTURES OF THE LEGENDARY BLIND SWORDSMAN IN A KILLER, TWENTY-FIVE-FILM SET

    The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen's great heroes: An itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. As this iconic figure, the charismatic and earthy SHINTARO KATSU became an instant superstar, lending a larger-than-life presence to the thrilling adventures of a man who lives staunchly by a code of honour and delivers justice in every town and village he enters. The films that feature him are variously pulse pounding, hilarious, stirring and completely off-the-wall. This deluxe set features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973.

    Includes 25 Films:

    • THE TALE OF ZATOICHI
    • THE TALE OF ZATOICHI CONTINUES
    • NEW TALE OF ZATOICHI
    • ZATOICHI THE FUGITIVE
    • ZATOICHI ON THE ROAD
    • ZATOICHI AND THE CHEST OF GOLD
    • ZATOICHI'S FLASHING SWORD
    • FIGHT, ZATOICHI, FIGHT
    • ADVENTURES OF ZATOICHI
    • ZATOICHI'S REVENGE
    • ZATOICHI AND THE DOOMED MAN
    • ZATOICHI AND THE CHESS EXPERT
    • ZATOICHI'S VENGEANCE
    • ZATOICHI'S PILGRIMAGE
    • ZATOICHI'S CANE SWORD
    • ZATOICHI THE OUTLAW
    • ZATOICHI CHALLENGED
    • ZATOICHI AND THE FUGITIVES
    • SAMARITAN ZATOICHI
    • ZATOICHI MEETS YOJIMBO
    • ZATOICHI GOES TO THE FIRE FESTIVAL
    • ZATOICHI MEETS THE ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN
    • ZATOICHI AT LARGE
    • ZATOICHI IN DESPERATION
    • ZATOICHI'S CONSPIRACY

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New digital restorations of all twenty-five films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
    • The Blind Swordsman, a 1978 documentary about Zatoichi portrayer and filmmaker Shintaro Katsu, along with a new interview with its director, John Nathan
    • New Interview with Asian-film critic Tony Rayns
    • Trailers
    • New English Subtitles
    • PLUS A book featuring:
    • An essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien
    • Synopses of the films by critic, novelist and musician Chris D
    • The Tale of Zatoichi, the original short story by Kan Shimozawa
    • Twenty-five illustrations inspired by the films, by twenty-five different artists
     

     


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