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BBFC decisions from 15 June 2022 to 16 June 2022

The Big Hit

The Big Hit is a 2020 France film by Emmanuel Courcol
Starring Kad Merad, David Ayala and Lamine Cissokho BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

An actor past his prime gives drama lessons to prisoners in an attempt to stage "Waiting for Godot."

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 105m
pal: 101m
15UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong language, brief child sex abuse references:
  • 2022 cinema release

Civil: Ben Crump

Civil: Ben Crump is a 2022 US film by Nadia Hallgren
Starring Benjamin Crump BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Crump's mission to raise the value of Black life as the civil lawyer for the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Black farmers and banking while Black victims, Crump challenges America to come to terms with what it owes his clients.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 102m
pal: 98m
12AUK: Passed 12A uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for infrequent strong language, references to racism, brief real violence:
  • 2022 cinema release

 

Love You Papa

Love You Papa is a 2022 India film by Akhil Kotak
Starring Akhil Kotak, Prapti Ajwalia and Jitendra Thakkar BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Love you papa explores the timeless father-daughter bond;

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 150m
pal: 144m
12AUK: Passed 12A uncut for sexual harassment, upsetting scenes:
  • 2022 cinema release

 

Television

Television is a 2022 India film by Taj
Starring Mandy Takhar, Kulwinder Billa and Mohan Maggo BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Director

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 113m
pal: 108m
12AUK: Passed 12A uncut for moderate violence, sexual assault references:
  • 2022 cinema release

 

Virata Parvam

Virata Parvam is a 2022 Drama Film
Starring Priyamani, Sai Pallavi and Rana Daggubati BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.

BBFC Notes

VIRATA PARVAM is a Telugu language period action drama which follows a woman's life in the backdrop of the 1990s Naxalite movement that took place in the Telangana region.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 150m
pal: 144m
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail:
  • 2022 cinema release

dvdHome Video

BBFC decisions from 15 June 2022 to 16 June 2022

 

School In The Crosshairs

School In The Crosshairs is a 1981 Japan film by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Starring Hiroko Yakushimaru, Ryôichi Takayanagi and Masami Hasegawa BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Mitamura Yuka (Hiroko Yakushimaru) is a normal shy middle school student that has psychic powers. When a new student with similar powers begins to show his skills, by stealing the student government election, Yuka and her friends vow to stop him. The election has uncovered someth...

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 89m
pal: 85m
15UK: Passed 15 uncut for brief sexual harassment:
  • 2022 Third Window Films video

 

They Who Dare

They Who Dare is a 1954 UK film by Lewis Milestone
Starring Dirk Bogarde, Denholm Elliott and Akim Tamiroff BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release beyond noting that the film has been U rated for years before today.

Summary Notes

During World War II, British commandos are sent to destroy a Luftwaffe airfield on a Greek island.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 108m
pal: 104m
PG

U 1980

U pre 1970

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, injury detail:
  • 2022 Studio Canal video
UK: Passed U uncut:
  • 2006 Optimum Releasing video
  • 1994 Warner Home Video Ltd VHS
  • 1990 Warner Home Video Ltd VHS
  • 1954 cinema release titled Those Who Dare
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BBFC decisions from 15 June 2022 to 16 June 2022

 

Dead End: Paranormal Park

Dead End: Paranormal Park is a 2022 UK/US TV film by Hamish Steele
Starring Zach Barack, Emily Osment and Alex Brightman BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Two teens and a talking pug team up to battle demons at a haunted theme park and maybe even save the world from a supernatural apocalypse.

  • Episode 1: The Job was passed PG for threat
  • Episode 10: Into The Fire was passed PG for threat
  • Episode 2: The Tunnel was passed PG for threat
  • Episode 3: Trust Me was passed PG for threat
  • Episode 4: Night Of The Living Kids was passed PG for threat
  • Episode 5: The Nightmare Before Christmas In July was passed PG for threat
  • Episode 6: Wait Time: 22 Minutes was passed PG for threat
  • Episode 7: Norma Khan: Paranormal Detective was passed PG for threat
  • Episode 8: The Pauline Phoenix Experience was passed PG for threat
  • Episode 9: The Phantom Of The Theme Park was passed PG for threat
 

Luis, El Sabio Del éXito

Luis, El Sabio Del éXito is a Documentary TV Show
Starring Luis Aragones BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.

BBFC Notes

LUIS, EL SABIO DEL EXITO is a Spanish sporting documentary series; in this episode, the Spanish national football team prepare for the final stages of the 2008 Eurocup.

  • Episode 2: Luis, El Sabio Del éXito - Capítulo 2 was passed 15 for strong language
 

She

She is a 2022 Thrillers, Dramas TV Show
Starring Aaditi Pohankar, Shivani Rangole and Suhita Thatte BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.
  • Episode 1: The Test was passed 15 for injury detail, language, sexual threat, violence
  • Episode 2: The Tightrope was passed 15 for injury detail, language, sexual threat, violence
  • Episode 3: The Devil's Double was passed 15 for injury detail, language, sexual threat, violence
  • Episode 4: Samsara was passed 15 for injury detail, language, sexual threat, violence
  • Episode 5: Karma Cola was passed 15 for injury detail, language, sexual threat, violence
  • Episode 6: Dark Seduction was passed 15 for injury detail, language, sexual threat, violence
  • Episode 7: The Switch was passed 15 for injury detail, language, sexual threat, violence
 

You Don't Know Me

You Don't Know Me is a 2021 UK TV TV series
Starring Samuel Adewunmi, Badria Timimi and Yetunde Oduwole BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A young man stands accused of murder. The evidence is overwhelming. But at his trial, this man tells an extraordinary story.

  • Episode 1: Episode 1 was passed 15 for sex, language, violence
  • Episode 2: Episode 2 was passed 15 for sex, language, violence
  • Episode 3: Episode 3 was passed 15 for sex, language, violence
  • Episode 4: Episode 4 was passed 15 for sex, language, violence
vodVoD

BBFC decisions from 15 June 2022 to 16 June 2022

 

Collision

Collision is a 2022 South Africa film by Fabien Martorell
Starring Langley Kirkwood, Tessa Jubber and Bonko Khoza BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Freedom always comes at a price.

UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for injury detail, nudity, sex references, language, sexual threat, discrimination theme, violence, drug misuse:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Five Elements Of Adventure

Five Elements Of Adventure is a 2015 Documentaries Film BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.
UK: Passed U uncut for no material likely to offend or harm:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

The Long Wait

The Long Wait is a 1954 US film by Victor Saville
Starring Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn and Gene Evans BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

An amnesiac finally learns his true identity...as a murder suspect. And he doesn't even know whether he is guilty...

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, threat:
  • 2022 Studio Canal video
 

Longboarding La To Ny

Longboarding La To Ny is a 2016 Documentaries Film
Starring David Rock, Sarah Rini and Oliver Spain BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for language:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

The Martha Mitchell Effect

The Martha Mitchell Effect is a 2022 Documentaries Film BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.
UK: Passed PG uncut for language, threat, violence:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Nausicaa

Nausicaa is a 2018 Documentaries Film
Starring Lex Weinstein, Ale Ponzanelli and Andy Nieblas BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.
UK: Passed U uncut for no material likely to offend or harm:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Ocean Therapy

Ocean Therapy is a 2016 Documentaries Film
Starring James Taylor, John G. Cressey and Hans Hansen BBFC link 2020

There are no censorship issues with this film.
UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for suicide:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Pacerville

Pacerville is a 2022 US film by Nick Leisure
Starring Brian Austin Green, Makena Taylor and Acoryé White BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

During the pandemic, a burned out teacher on the verge of a breakdown overhears his students making fun of him in a zoom class and vows revenge.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, threat, very strong language:
  • 2022 Vertical Entertainment video
 

Snoop Dogg's F*cn Around Comedy Special

Snoop Dogg's F*cn Around Comedy Special is a 2022 US film
Starring Snoop Dogg, Guy Torry and Mike Epps BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Snoop Dogg hosts a night of music and stand-up as he welcomes his friends -- including legendary comedians Katt Williams and Mike Epps -- to the stage.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for sex references, language:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Spiderhead

Spiderhead is a 2022 US action thriller by Joseph Kosinski
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

In the US: Rated R for violent content, language and sexual content.

Summary Notes

This is set in the near future, when convicts are offered the chance to volunteer as medical subjects in hopes of shortening their sentences. When one prisoner finds himself the test patient for a new pharmaceutical capable of generating feelings of love, he begins questioning the reality of his emotions and sets out to discover the truth.

UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for injury detail, sex, suicide, language, threat, violence:
  • 2022 Netflix video
 

Summer In The Shade

Summer In The Shade is a 2020 UK film by Alice Millar
Starring Niamh Walter, Nyobi Hendry and Rebecca Palmer BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Summer, 1997. A holiday to Cornwall forces troubled 13-year-old Grace to confront her demons.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat:
  • 2022 Central City Media Ltd video

 

 

Shopping: Edge of Sanity...

1989 UK / France / Hungary / USA horror thriller by Gérard Kikoïne, once cut in the US and UK, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here30th June 2022

Edge of Sanity is a 1989 UK / France / Hungary / USA horror thriller by Gérard Kikoïne.
Starring Anthony Perkins, Glynis Barber and Sarah Maur Thorp. Melon Farmers linkYoutube link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases in 1989. Uncut and 18 rated since 2004 DVD. Cut for a US MPAA R rating but the the Unrated Version is uncut.
UK: Passed 18 over uncut for strong bloody violence, injury detail, sex, drug misuse:
  • 2022 Arrow Video Special Edition (RAB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 20th June 2022

Promotional Material

Anthony Perkins builds upon his legendary status as cinema's seminal psycho in Edge of Sanity, a delirious conflation of Robert Louis Stephenson's classic horror novella 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' and Jack the Ripper's real-life reign of terror over Victorian London. When his experiments into a powerful new anaesthetic go hideously awry, respected physician Dr Jekyll (Perkins) takes off into the night, casting aside the shackles of upper-class propriety as he disappears into the shadowy decadent demimonde of Whitechapel in pursuit of sensual pleasures under the guise of 'Mr Hyde'. As his wife Elisabeth (Glynis Barber) passes her time in charitable work, rehabilitating the district's fallen women, Hyde is drawn into an escalating cycle of lust and murder that seems to know no bounds. Produced by exploitation maestro Harry Alan Towers (The Face of Fu Manchu, Count Dracula) and directed with a hallucinogenic intensity by Gérard Kikoïne (Lady Libertine, Buried Alive), Edge of Sanity plunges the viewer into a labyrinth of depravity from which there is no escape.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

- Brand new 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative by Arrow Films
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Original uncompressed stereo audio
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- Brand new audio commentary by writer David Flint and author and filmmaker Sean Hogan
- Over the Edge, a brand new interview with Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA
- Jack, Jekyll and Other Screen Psychos, a brand new interview with Dr Clare Smith, author of Jack the Ripper in Film and Culture
- French Love, a career-spanning interview with director Gérard Kikoïne
- Staying Sane, Gérard Kikoïne discusses Edge of Sanity
- Original Theatrical trailer
- 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 Jon Towlson

 

 

Dinosaur censors...

ASA bans Fuck Buddy comedy sketch trailer from playing before dinosaurs Youtube Video


Link Here30th June 2022

A pre-roll ad for a Comedy Central programme called East Mode with Nigel Ng featured a young man and his parents sitting together over tea. At the beginning of the ad, the mother said, Son, we're worried about you. The father then said, It's just you are nearly 30 years old now and you have never brought a girl home to meet us. Or a boy. No-one. The mother continued, So we've arranged something for you. The young man interrupted, I told you, I'm not into this whole arranged marriage thing. The mother replied, It's not that, that's such an antiquated tradition, so intrusive. The son asked, OK, so what have you arranged? The parents were shown taking each other's hands before the father said, We have arranged for you a f[bleep] buddy. The word fuck was partially censored. Both parents looked pleased and proud. The son looked shocked and said, A what? The mother said, Oh sorry, maybe you kids call it something else these days. You know, someone you have casual sex with, friend with benefits. The father continued, Cum chums, pound pals. They then interviewed a series of potential partners. The interview conversations included the claims d in the v action, penis to enjoy, if you do decide to try some pegging and I'm more into mutual masturbation these days.

The ad was seen before a YouTube video called 10 Most Powerful Prehistoric Animals that Ever Existed on the Facts Machine channel.

A complainant challenged whether:

  1. the sexually explicit and profane language in the ad was offensive; and

  2. the ad was irresponsibly targeted, as it was shown before a programme that they believed would be of interest to children. Response

Paramount acknowledged that the ad was not suitable for children and said they had not intended it to be seen by children or served alongside content served to children. They said that their agency set its audience targeting to 18+. They said that the Facts Machine YouTube channel was not labelled as Made for kids and that this meant that adult content would not be completely restricted, and some ads suitable for adults might be shown, especially if the channel was viewed via a device logged into an adult user's account.

Paramount said that the ad was no longer running and that they had initiated a review of their compliance procedures relating to age-restrictions of programme content advertising and issues such as bleeping and adult content warnings.

ASA Assessment: Complaints upheld

1. Upheld

The ASA acknowledged that the ad was intended to be humorous and irreverent and that it reflected the content of the advertised show. We noted that the ad did not include any explicit visuals and that the humour in the ad was generated in part by the contrast between the polite, formal situation and the profane conversation. However, we considered the profane comedy and language and explicit sexual references were likely to cause serious offence to a general audience. Viewers who were not familiar with the advertised show and who had not been warned of the adult content of the ad were particularly likely to be offended.

We concluded that, in the context and media in which it had appeared, the ad was likely to cause serious offence.

2. Upheld

We noted that Facts Machine described itself as a channel where you will find videos about interesting stuff from various topics. We considered that, although it was not explicitly targeted at children, the channel showed content that was likely to appeal to children, such as short-form content about animals. In light of the ad's use of profane comedy and language and explicit sexual references, we considered that the ad should have been appropriately targeted to avoid the risk of children seeing it.

We noted the targeting exclusions and keywords placed by Paramount and we considered it reasonable for them to have expected that, by placing them, the ad would not have appeared around content of interest to children. However, those exclusions had proved insufficient to prevent the ad from being seen around videos on Facts Machine channel, before an animal video. Because the ad appeared before a video likely to appeal to children, we concluded that it had been inappropriately targeted.

We concluded that the ad had been irresponsibly targeted.

We told Paramount UK Partnership to take care to avoid causing serious or widespread offence in future and to ensure their ads were appropriately targeted and that ads that were unsuitable for viewing by children did not appear in media that was likely to appeal to children.

 

 

Throwing free speech to the wolves of the internet Goliaths and the easily offended...

The Christian Institute realises that religious voices will be readily silenced under the Online Censorship Bill


Link Here30th June 2022
Full story: Online Safety Bill...UK Government legislates to censor social media
The Christian Institute has been reading a report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and has realised that the Christians will be first against the wall when the UK government empowers US internet Goliaths partnering with the easily offended to control what people are allowed to say.

The Christian Institute explains:

A report titled An Unsafe Bill , published by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), outlines the Online Safety Bill's impact on free speech, privacy and innovation

The Bill gives strong incentives for social media companies and search engines to restrict content which is legal but harmful to adults and empowers Government ministers to decide what this covers.

The IEA warns this will give the Secretary of State for Culture and watchdog Ofcom unprecedented powers to define and limit speech, with limited parliamentary or judicial oversight.

The report highlights that because tech companies could be fined up to ten per cent of their annual global turnover if they fail to uphold their new duties, platforms may use automated tools in a precautionary and censorious manner.

The briefing also warns that the Bill's free speech protections appear wholly inadequate, with the risk that those claiming distress will request the removal of speech with which they disagree.

Writing in The Times, its co-author Matthew Lesh called the Bill a recipe for automated over-removal of speech on an industrial scale, to ensure compliance and placate the most easily offended. He commented:

Is the government trying to out-compete Russia and China in online censorship?

 

An Unsafe Bill

29th June 2022. See full report [pdf] from iea.org.uk

Here is the summery of the quoted report.

An Unsafe Bill: How the Online Safety Bill threaten s free speech , innovation and privacy

By Matthew Lesh, Head of Public Policy, Institute of Economic Affairs, and Victoria Hewson , Head of Regulatory Affairs , Institute of Economic Affairs

Summary

  • - The Online Safety Bill establishes a new regulatory regime for digital platforms intended to improve online safety.

  • - The Bill raises significant issues for freedom of expression, privacy and innovation.

  • - There is a lack of evidence to justify the legislation, with respect to both the alleged prevalence of what the Bill treats as ' harm ' and the link between the proposed measures and the desired objectives.

Freedom of expression

  • - The duties in the Bill, in respect of illegal content and legal content that is harmful to adults, combine d with the threat of large fines and criminal liability, risks platforms using automated tools in a precautionary and censorious manner .

  • - The Bill appears designed to discourage platforms from hosting speech that the Secretary of State considers to be harmf ul, even if that speech is legal. The Bill allows for the expansion of the category of ' legal but harmful ' content with limited parliamentary scrutiny .

  • - The Secretary of State and Ofcom will have unprecedented powers to define and limit speech, with limited parliamentary or judicial oversight.

  • - The introduction of age assurance requirements will force search engines and social media to withhold potentially harmful information by default, making it difficultforadults to access information without logging int o services, and entirely forbidding children from content even if it could be educationally valuable.

  • - Some small to mid - sized overseas platforms could block access for UK users to limit their regulatory costs and risks, thereby reducing British users ' acce ss to online content .

  • - Safeguards designed to protect free expression are comparatively weak and could backfire by requiring application in a ' consistent ' manner, leading to the removal of more content.

Privacy

  • - The safety duties will lead platforms to profi le users and monitor their content and interactions including by using technologies mandated by Ofcom .

  • - The inclusion of private messaging in the duties risks undermining encryption .

  • - The child safety duties will infringe the privacy of adult users by requir ing them to verify their age, through an identity verification or age assurance process, to access content that is judged unsuitable for children.

  • - The user empowerment duties will further necessitate many users verifying their identities to platforms.

Innovation

  • - The Bill imposes byzantine requirements on businesses of all sizes. Platforms face large regulatory costs and criminal liability for violations, which could discourage investment and research and development in the United Kingdom.

  • - The Bill ' s regulatory costs will be more burdensome for start - ups and small and medium - sized businesses, which lack the resources to invest in legal and regulatory compliance and automated systems, and therefore the Bill could entrench the market position of ' Big Tech ' companies.

  • - The likely result of the additional regulatory and cost burdens on digital businesses will be the slower and more cautious introduction of new innovative products or features , and fewer companies entering the sector. This will lead to less competition and less incentive to innovate, with resulting losses to consumer welfare

 

 

Handing over personal data to protect users from handing over personal data...

Californian state law makers propose age verification for all internet users.


Link Here30th June 2022
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California state lawmakers are discussing proposed legislation to require age and identity verification for all internet users. The proposal is bassed upon the UK's Age Appropriate Design Code that requires websites likely to be accessed by under 18s to implement data protection according to age. Younger viewers will be restricted from handing over personal data. But of course the rub is that the websites needs to know the age of the reader to implement this.

The bill, AB2273, is known as The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act.

Critics of the legislation contend this requirement threatens the privacy of adults and the ability to use the internet anonymously. Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law professor commented:

The bill pretextually claims to protect children, but it will change the Internet for everyone. In order to determine who is a child, websites and apps will have to authenticate the age of ALL consumers before they can use the service. No one wants this.

The bill will put an end to casual web browsing, forcing companies to collect personal information they don't want to store and protect -- and that consumers don't want to provide -- in order to authenticate the age of visitors. And since age authentication generally requires identity details, that threatens the ability to use the internet anonymously.

 

 

Offsite Article: America's Religious Moral War Has Only Just Begun...


Link Here 30th June 2022
Does the resurgence of the religious right in the US Supreme Court mean that US porn is now under threat?

See article from reprobatepress.com

 

 

Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Edge of Sanity, The Initiation of Sarah genre, The Cellar


Link Here 30th June 2022

US flagReleased on 21st June 2022

The Cellar

Link Here

The Cellar is a 2022 Ireland horror by Brendan Muldowney
Starring Elisha Cuthbert, Eoin Macken and Dylan Fitzmaurice Brady BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

Promotional Material

After moving to an old house in the country, Keira's daughter goes missing during a power cut. She decides she will go to hell and back to find her.
The Initiation of Sarah

Link Here

The Initiation of Sarah is a 1978 US TV movie by Robert Day
Starring Kay Lenz, Shelley Winters and Tony Bill IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

WELCOME TO HELL WEEK!

Satantic secrets and telekenetic terror combine in this classic made-for-TV horror movie directed by Hammer Films alumnus Robert Day ( She ), from a story co-written by Tom Holland ( Fright Night ), featuring cinematography by Ric Waite ( 48 Hrs ).

Shy misfit Sarah Goodwin (Kay Lenz, House ), has a secret gift: the ability to control -- and destroy -- with her mind. When Sarah goes off to college with her more outgoing and popular sister, Patty (Morgan Brittany, Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat ), their plans to join the most prestigious sorority on campus are scuttled by snobby president, Jennifer Lawrence (Morgan Fairchild, Phantom of the Mall ). Separated from her sister, Sarah is taken in by a rival, less popular sorority, whose mysterious house mother, Mrs. Hunter (Shelley Winters, The Night of the Hunter ), is harboring a secret of her own: a scheme to harness Sarah's terrifying power for revenge. Betrayed by Patty, humiliated by Jennifer, it can only be a matter of time before Sorority Hell Week erupts in flame!

Making its Blu-Ray debut with an all-new restoration by Arrow Films from the original camera negative, The Initiation of Sarah has never looked better and comes packed with all new bonus materials.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original lossless mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by TV Movie expert Amanda Reyes
  • Welcome to Hell Week: A Pledge's Guide to the Initiation of Sarah , a brand new appreciation by film critic Stacie Ponder and Queer Horror programmer Anthony Hudson, co-hosts of the Gaylords of Darkness podcast, celebrating the film through a queer feminist lens
  • Cracks in the Sisterhood: Second Wave Feminism and The Initiation of Sarah , a brand new visual essay by film critic and historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • The Intimations of Sarah , a brand new interview with film critic Samantha McLaren looking at witchcraft, empowerment, TV movies, and telekinetic shy girls post Carrie
  • The Initiation of Tom , a brand new interview with Tom Holland on this his first film writing credit
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Luke Insect
Edge of Sanity

Link Here

Edge of Sanity is a 1989 UK / France / Hungary / USA horror thriller by Gérard Kikoïne.
Starring Anthony Perkins, Glynis Barber and Sarah Maur Thorp. Melon Farmers link   Youtube link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Cut for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases in 1989. Uncut and 18 rated since 2004 DVD. Cut for a US MPAA R rating but the the Unrated Version is uncut.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated:
  • 2022 Arrow Video Special Edition (RAB) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st June 2022

Promotional Material

Anthony Perkins builds upon his legendary status as cinema's seminal psycho in Edge of Sanity, a delirious conflation of Robert Louis Stephenson's classic horror novella 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' and Jack the Ripper's real-life reign of terror over Victorian London. When his experiments into a powerful new anaesthetic go hideously awry, respected physician Dr Jekyll (Perkins) takes off into the night, casting aside the shackles of upper-class propriety as he disappears into the shadowy decadent demimonde of Whitechapel in pursuit of sensual pleasures under the guise of 'Mr Hyde'. As his wife Elisabeth (Glynis Barber) passes her time in charitable work, rehabilitating the district's fallen women, Hyde is drawn into an escalating cycle of lust and murder that seems to know no bounds. Produced by exploitation maestro Harry Alan Towers (The Face of Fu Manchu, Count Dracula) and directed with a hallucinogenic intensity by Gérard Kikoïne (Lady Libertine, Buried Alive), Edge of Sanity plunges the viewer into a labyrinth of depravity from which there is no escape.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

- Brand new 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative by Arrow Films
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Original uncompressed stereo audio
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- Brand new audio commentary by writer David Flint and author and filmmaker Sean Hogan
- Over the Edge, a brand new interview with Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA
- Jack, Jekyll and Other Screen Psychos, a brand new interview with Dr Clare Smith, author of Jack the Ripper in Film and Culture
- French Love, a career-spanning interview with director Gérard Kikoïne
- Staying Sane, Gérard Kikoïne discusses Edge of Sanity
- Original Theatrical trailer
- 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 Jon Towlson

Monday Morning

Link Here

Monday Morning is a 1990 US film by Don Murphy
Starring Noah Blake, Julianne McNamara and Brandon Hooper IMDb

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

Promotional Material

ANOTHER YEAR. ANOTHER SCHOOL. ANOTHER BATTLE.

Bobby Parker (Noah Blake, Mystery Men), is a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks whose family constantly moves to wherever his father can find work. He and his best friend Bill (Karl Wiedergott, The Wrong Guys), are new to Oceana High and their presence is definitely not welcome. James Hedges (Brandon Hooper, Chasing Mavericks), the student leader and son of the town mayor, cannot stand any outsider. And he especially doesn't like someone who "doesn't know his place" - like Bobby Parker.

To make matters worse, James discovers that Bobby is dating his sister Noreen (Julianne McNamara, Saturday the 14th Strikes Back). Along with a few of his friends, he decides to teach Bobby a lesson. On Monday morning, James and his friends pull a gun to scare Bobby into straightening out, but the plan fails. The two struggle and when a teacher is shot, everyone is ready to blame Bobby.

With no place to turn, Bobby grabs the gun and instructs everyone to sit tight. When the police show up ready for action, Bobby must convince the class of his innocence - before it's too late.

MONDAY MORNING marks the debut film (and the only film directed by) mega-producer Don Murphy (Transformers, Natural Born Killers, Gemini Man) and features a supporting cast that includes Jason Lively (National Lampoon's European Vacation) and Lisa Rinna ("Melrose Place").

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • High Definition (1080p) presentation of the main feature in 1.85:1 aspect ratio
  • Audio: Mono
  • English Subtitles
  • Original VHS version with its alternate title "Class of Fear" (SD, 1.33:1, 105 mins)
  • Interview with writer and director Don Murphy (HD, 52:50)
  • Don Murphy: Portrait of a Producer (1080p; 24:01)
  • Reversible Artwork
  • Collectible Mini-Poster
 


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