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Shopping: Santo In The Treasure Of Dracula...

1969 Mexico action horror fantasy by René Cardona set for US Blu-ray and DVD release on 9th February 2021


Link Here25th November 2020
Santo In The Treasure Of Dracula is a 1969 Mexico action horror fantasy by René Cardona.
Starring Santo, Aldo Monti and Noelia Noel. IMDb
The original 1969 release of Santo en El Tesoro de Dracula was black-and-white and featured no nudity. The film was simultaneously shot in colour featuring full frontal nudity for European markets and finally released in Mexico in 2012 as El Vampiro y el Sexo. This release is this Sexy Vampire Version.
US: The Sexy Vampire Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2021 VCI Entertainment [Sexy Vampire Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 9th February 2021
  • 2021 VCI Entertainment [Sexy Vampire Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 9th February 2021

Promotional Material

After inventing a time machine, Mexican wrestler, El Santo, uses it to go back in time to track down the location of Dracula's hidden treasure. This is with the noble intention of using the treasure to help fund a children's hospital. In his quest to obtain the treasure, he is forced to face down and battle Dracula and his bevy of beautiful, vampire vixens.

The original 1969 release of Santo en El Tesoro de Drácula was black-and-white and featured no nudity. The film was simultaneously shot in colour featuring full frontal nudity for European markets and finally released in Mexico in 2012 as El Vampiro y el Sexo.

 

 

Shopping: Total Recall...

1990 US action film by Paul Verhoeven, once cu in the US and Australia, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here25th November 2020

Total Recall is a 1990 US action film by Paul Verhoeven
With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut for an MPAA R rated theatrical release, and this cut version has persisted ever since.

The film was further cut in Australia for an M rated theatrical release. See details in Cutting Edge Episode 61: Total Recall

UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
  • 2020 Studiocanal 30th Anniversary Steelbook (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 23rd November 2020
  • 2020 Studiocanal 30th Anniversary (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 23rd November 2020
  • 2020 Studiocanal 30th Anniversary R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 23rd November 2020

Promotional Material

Get ready for a surprise, with a mind-blowing 4K restoration of the much loved sci-fi action classic, TOTAL RECALL, directed by Paul Verhoeven. In celebration of Total Recall's 30th anniversary, this collection is one you won't forget. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (Douglas Quaid) and Sharon Stone (Lori Quaid), accompanied by an iconic soundtrack by Academy Award-winner Jerry Goldsmith this is the ultimate version of the cult classic.

A brand new 4K 30th anniversary restoration, approved by Paul Verhoeven

Extras:
Total Excess: How Caralco Changed Hollywood
Open Your Mind: Scoring Total Recall
Audio Commentary by Paul Verhoeven & Arnold Schwarzenegger
Total Excess: How Caralco Changed Hollywood
Audio Commentary by Paul Verhoeven & Arnold Schwarzenegger
Models and Skeletons: The Special Effects of Total Recall
The Making of Total Recall
Imagining Total Recall

 

 

Shopping: Death Laid an Egg...

1968 Italy / France thriller by Giulio Questi just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here23rd November 2020

Death Laid an Egg is a 1968 Italy / France thriller by Giulio Questi.
Starring Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Ewa Aulin. BBFC link IMDb

The Director's Cut was censored by the BBFC for an X rated 1969 cinema release. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated home video in 2017. There is a Giallo/Italian/Plucked version with the sexy scenes all excised. The film has also been released MPAA Unrated in the US in the shortened German Version. There also exists a shortened International Version.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Cult Epics [Director's Cut + Giallo Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th November 2020
  • 2020 Cult Epics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

DEATH LAID AN EGG - SPECIAL EDITION - With a Bonus Slip Case and Reversible Sleeve for the first 2000 copies!

Cult Epics is proud to present DEATH LAID AN EGG (1968), directed by auteur filmmaker Giulio Questi (DJANGO KILL!, ARCANA) and starring legendary leading man Jean-Louis Trintignant (THE CONFORMIST) as a married man and suspected serial killer, Gina Lollobrigida (BEAT THE DEVIL) as his delectable yet overly domineering careerist wife, and Swedish blonde bombshell Ewa Aulin (CANDY) as his murderous double-crossing mistress in this mystery thriller.

DEATH LAID AN EGG is an avant-garde giallo that is more pertinent today than when it was first released in terms of its quite modern depiction of the battle of the sexes and the perils of technology. This Special Edition includes the Director's Cut, alongside the alternate International giallo "Plucked" version, both in fully restored 2K HD transfers, with completely new bonus features and limited edition slipcase printed with fluorescent inks to emulate the original theatrical poster.

Specs:
Region code: All
Widescreen 1.85:1
PCM Mono

Special Features:

2K HD Transfer (from original 35mm negative) of Director's cut version in English and Italian language (105 mins).
Director's Cut Audio Commentary by Troy Howarth (Author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films vol. 1, 2, 3) and Nathaniel Thompson (Author of DVD Delirium and founder of Mondo Digital).
2K HD Transfer (from original 35mm negative) of alternate International giallo "Plucked" version in English and Italian language (91 mins).
Review by Italian critic Antonio Bruschini HD.
Giulio Questi: The Outsider - the last interview HD 2010 (13 mins).
Doctor Schizo and Mister Phrenic (2002) - Short film by Giulio Questi (15 mins).
English & Italian language Trailers in HD.
Lossless LPCM 2.0 Mono audio.
Optional English subtitles for Italian language versions and trailer.
Reversible sleeve with original Italian poster.
Slipcase limited to first 2000 copies printed with fluorescent inks.

 

 

Updated: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation...

The BBFC wish you a happy Christmas complete with Danny fucking Kaye


Link Here22nd November 2020
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 US comedy by Jeremiah S. Chechik.
With Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Juliette Lewis . YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

The 2020 cinema release has just been passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references

The film is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US but the film has a bit of a censorship history in the UK.

BBFC category cuts were required for early PG rated cinema and VHS releases as follows:

  • The dialogue: We're gonna have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye! lost the 'fucking' in favour of an overdubbed 'dancing'

It was later released uncut on UK Blu-ray in 2003 bearing a 12 rating, seemingly without being resubmitted to the BBFC.

In 2013 a commentary track based on the uncut version was passed 12 uncut for video. In 2014, the film itself was then passed 12 uncut for video.

This 12 rated uncut video version was not published in the BBFC's old database but appears in the BBFC's new dumbed down database.

As of 2020, all UK DVD releases still feature the cut UK version.

 

 

Shopping: The Legacy...

1978 UK / USA horror mystery by Richard Marquand just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here22nd November 2020
The Legacy is a 1978 UK / USA horror mystery by Richard Marquand.
Starring Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott and John Standing. Youtube linkBBFC link IMDb

Exists as a UK Theatrical Version and a US Theatrical Version.

UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
  • 2020 Powerhouse Films [UK + US Theatrical Versions] Standard Edition R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 16th November 2020

Promotional Material

INDICATOR BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

Two presentations of the film: the US theatrical cut, presented in widescreen from a High Definition master (100 mins); the UK theatrical cut, presented open matte from a Standard Definition master (102 mins)
Original stereo audio
New and exclusive audio commentary with Kevin Lyons, editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television
An Editing Legacy (2015, 14 mins): award-winning editor and second unit director Anne V Coates recalls her work on the film
The Make-up Effects of 'The Legacy' (2015, 11 mins): Robin Grantham discusses his specialist make-up creations for the film
Ashes and Crashes (2019, 4 mins): interview with second unit director Joe Marks
An Extended Legacy (2019, 11 mins): an analysis of the differences between the US and UK cuts
Between the Anvil and the Hammer (1973, 27 mins): The Legacy director Richard Marquand's acclaimed documentary short film, made for the Central Office of Information, about the Liverpool police force
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: promotional and publicity material

 

 

Shopping: Dawn of the Dead...

1978 US zombie horror by George A Romero, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here21st November 2020

Dawn of the Dead is a 1978 US zombie horror by George A Romero.
With David Emge, Ken Foree and Scott H. Reiniger. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

A long history of BBFC cuts to Dawn of the Dead from 1978 - 1997. The cuts were waived in 2003 but there are still multiple versions to add to the complexity.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore:
  • 2020 Second Sight Limited Edition [Theatrical Cut + Cannes Cut + Argento Cut] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 16th November 2020
  • 2020 Second Sight Limited Edition [Theatrical Cut + Cannes Cut + Argento Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 16th November 2020

Reviews

Promotional Material

'When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.'

With the U.S. in the grip of a zombie apocalypse, four desperate survivors find refuge in a shopping mall. But the flesh-eating hordes, still possessed by an instinctive desire to consume, are drawn to the same destination. What follows is a nail-biting fight for survival.

George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead remains one of the greatest horror films ever made, often imitated but never equalled, and is now presented in a brand-new restoration.

SPECIAL FEATURES

BLU-RAY DISC 1 - THE THEATRICAL CUT

  • New 4K scan and restoration of the Original Camera Negative by Second Sight at Final Frame New York and London supervised and approved by DoP Michael Gornick
  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono - New restoration of the original OCN Optical / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Commentary by George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest
  • NEW commentary by Travis Crawford
  • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired

BLU-RAY DISC 2 - THE EXTENDED ('CANNES') CUT

  • Produced using 4K scan of the Theatrical Cut Original Camera Negative and 4K scan of the Extended Cut Colour Reversal Internegative
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • Commentary by Richard P Rubinstein
  • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired

BLU-RAY DISC 3 - THE ARGENTO CUT

  • 4K scan of the Interpositive by Michele De Angelis at Backlight Digital, Rome
  • Audio: DT-HD Master Audio Mono 1.0 / Surround 5.1 / Stereo 2.0
  • Commentary by Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Emge
  • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired

BLU-RAY DISC 4 - SPECIAL FEATURES

  • NEW Zombies and Bikers with John Amplas, Roy Frumkes, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest, Tom Dubensky, Tony Buba, Taso Stavrakis and a whole host of zombies and bikers! (59 mins)
  • NEW Memories of Monroeville: A tour of the mall with Michael Gornick, Tom Savini, Tom Dubensky and Taso Stavrakis (34 mins)
  • NEW Raising the Dead: The Production Logistics with Michael Gornick, Christine Forrest, John Amplas, Tom Dubensky (23 mins)
  • NEW The FX of Dawn with Tom Savini (13 mins)
  • NEW Dummies! Dummies! An interview with Richard France (12 mins)
  • NEW The Lost Romero Dawn Interview: previously unreleased archive interview (20 mins)
  • Super 8 Mall Footage by zombie extra Ralph Langer with option of archive commentary by Robert Langer and new commentary by Ralph Langer (13 mins)
  • Document of the Dead: The Original Cut with optional commentary by Roy Frumkes (66 mins)
  • Document of the Dead: The Definitive Cut (100 mins)
  • The Dead Will Walk 2014 Documentary (80 mins)
  • Trailers, TV, and Radio Spots (TBC)

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

AUDIO CD DISC 1

  • The Goblin Soundtrack 17 tracks including Alternate and Bonus Tracks

AUDIO CD DISC 2

  • The Complete De Wolfe library Cues Part 1

AUDIO CD DISC 3

  • The Complete De Wolfe Library Cues Part 2
  • Rigid box with lid featuring the original iconic artwork
  • 2 inner digipaks

 

 

Shopping: Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone...

1990 USA crime drama by Francis Ford Coppola set for US Blu-ray release on 8th December 2020. A new version of Godfather III


Link Here 20th November 2020
The Godfather Part III is a 1990 USA crime drama by Francis Ford Coppola.
Starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia. BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The cuts persisted to all releases including the longer Director's Cut

The director has produced a new 14 minute shorter version for 202o release titled The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone.

UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
  • 2020 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 7th December 2020

US: Uncut and MPA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Godfather: Part III, director/screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola brings a definitive new edit and restoration of the final film in his epic Godfather trilogy--Mario Puzo's THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), now in his 60s, seeks to free his family from crime and find a suitable successor to his empire. That successor could be fiery Vincent (Andy Garcia)... but he may also be the spark that turns Michael's hope of business legitimacy into an inferno of mob violence. The film's meticulously restored picture and sound, under the supervision of American Zoetrope and Paramount Pictures, includes a new beginning and ending, as well as changes to scenes, shots, and music cues. The resulting project reflects author Mario Puzo and Coppola's original intentions of The Godfather: Part III, and delivers, in the words of Coppola, "a more appropriate conclusion to The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II."

 

 

Shopping: Beyond the Door...

1974 Italy horror by Ovidio G Assonitis and Robert Barrett just released on US Blu-ray in the uncut export version


Link Here20th November 2020

Beyond the Door is a 1974 Italy horror by Ovidio G Assonitis (as O Hellman) and Robert Barrett (as R Barrett).
Starring Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson and Gabriele Lavia. IMDb

Generally released in an uncut Export Version (titled The Devil Within Her) but the film was shortened in the US for its theatrical release.

The film was shortened in the US after Warner Brothers won a law suit claiming that the film infringed Warner's copyrights over its film The Exorcist. Beyond the Door was shortened to remove the infringing content.

This release is the uncut Export Version

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Arrow Special Edition [Uncut Export Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 17th November 2020

Promotional Material

Legendary filmmaker Ovidio G. Assonitis, whose Tentacles and Piranha II sought to cash in on the killer fish craze spawned by Jaws , first hit pay dirt in 1974 with Beyond the Door a gloriously bonkers riff on The Exorcist featuring Emmy Award-winning actress Juliet Mills and distinguished British actor Richard Johnson.

Set against the backdrop of San Francisco, Beyond the Door stars Mills as Jessica Barrett, a young mother who starts to develop strange behaviors whilst pregnant with her third child. Before you can say split pea soup, Jessica is displaying signs of full-blown demonic possession complete with projectile vomiting and fully-rotating head! Could it be that she s carrying the child of the Antichrist himself?

Described as disgusting, scary trash and maddeningly inappropriate by film critic Roger Ebert and subject to a lawsuit by Warner Bros. (who claimed copyright infringement against a certain William Friedkin film), the devilish denizens at Arrow Video have summoned up this wickedly entertaining popcorn spiller fit for Satan himself!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • 2K restoration of the Uncut English Export Version, released as The Devil Within Her (108 mins)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Archival audio commentary with director/producer Ovidio G. Assonitis and Euro-horror historian Nathaniel Thompson, moderated by Lee Christian
  • Archival audio commentary with star Juliet Mills and filmmaker Scott Spiegel, moderated by film scholar Darren Gross and Lee Christian
  • Archival introduction with Juliet Mills and Lee Christian
  • The Devil and Me an interview with director/producer Ovidio G. Assonitis
  • Barrett s Hell an interview with writer/ cinematographer Roberto D Ettorre Piazzoli
  • Beyond the Music an interview with composer Franco Micalizzi
  • The Devil s Face an interview with camera operator Maurizio Maggi
  • Motels and Devils an audio interview with actor Gabriele Lavia
  • Beyond the Door: 35 Years Later archival featurette including interviews with Ovidio G. Assonitis, Juliet Mills, star Richard Johnson and writer Alex Rebar
  • Richard Johnson: An Englishman in Italy archival featurette
  • Alternate opening titles
  • Trailers, TV and Radio Spots
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
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    Shopping: Resident Evil 4K Blu-ray Collection...

    2002 UK / Germany / France / USA action Sci-Fi horror by Paul WS Anderson just released on US 4K Blu-ray with a couple historical censorship issues


    Link Here19th November 2020
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Sony Resident Evil Collection R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th November 2020

    Resident Evil is a 2002 UK / Germany / France / USA action Sci-Fi horror by Paul WS Anderson.
    Starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and Ryan McCluskey. IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Despite suggestions of an uncut version, the R rated version has been distributed worldwide since. This cut version is 15 rated in the UK.

    Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a 2004 Germany/France/UK/Canada/USA action sci-fi by Alexander Witt.
    With Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory and Eric Mabius. IMDb

    Exists as a theatrical version and an extended version. Both are included in this release.

    Resident Evil: Afterlife is a 2010 Germany/France/UK action adventure by Paul WS Anderson.
    With Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter and Wentworth Miller. IMDb

    The film didn't trouble the UK or US censors but there exists an international version where the CGI blood letting is reduced.

    Resident Evil: Retribution is a 2012 Germany/Canada/USA/France action Sci-Fi horror by Paul WS Anderson.

    Uncut in the US and UK. There was talk of an extended cut but so far this has not yet appeared

    Promotional Material

    Experience the exhilarating epic journey of Resident Evil from beginning to end, with all six films on 4K Ultra HD in the Resident Evil: The Complete Collection! Booklet: Resident Evil A team of paramilitary commandos must battle flesh-eating, undead, killer mutant dogs and a supercomputer's deadly defenses before an unleashed virus consumes humanity in this adaptation of the hit video game series! Apocalypse After narrowly escaping the horrors of the underground Hive facility, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is quickly thrust back into a war raging above ground between the living and the Undead. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against hordes of blood-thirsty zombies, stealthy Lickers, mutant canines and the most sinister foe yet. Extinction Milla Jovovich is back to kill more zombies in the third chapter of the hit Resident Evil franchise! Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska.

    RESIDENT EVIL 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION -- BONUS FEATURES

    RESIDENT EVIL
    BLU-RAY
    -Cast and Filmmakers' Commentary
    -Visual Effects Commentary
    -Alternate Ending with Director Paul W.S. Anderson's Video Introduction
    -12 Featurettes
    -"My Plague" Music Video by Slipknot

    4K ULTRA HD
    -Theatrical Trailer

    RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE
    BLU-RAY
    -Filmmaker Commentary
    -Cast Commentary
    -Writer / Producer Commentary
    -Deleted Scenes
    "Game Over: Resident Evil Reanimated" Documentary
    "Corporate Malfeasance" Featurette
    "Game Babes" Featurette
    "Symphony of Evil" Featurette

    4K ULTRA HD
    -Theatrical and Extended Cuts of the Film
    -Theatrical Trailers

    RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION
    BLU-RAY
    -"Under the Umbrella" Picture-in-Picture
    -Filmmaker Commentary
    -Deleted Scenes
    -4 Featurettes

    4K ULTRA HD
    -Resident Road Map: Reflections on the Future of the Series
    -Theatrical Trailers

    RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE
    BLU-RAY
    -"Undead Vision" Picture-in-Picture
    -Filmmaker Commentary
    -Deleted and Extended Scenes
    -Outtakes
    -7 Featurettes

    4K ULTRA HD
    -Alice Activated
    -Theatrical Trailers

    RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION
    BLU-RAY
    -Director and Cast Commentary
    -Filmmaker Commentary
    -Deleted and Extended Scenes
    -Outtakes
    -Project Alice: The Interactive Database
    -8 Featurettes

    4K ULTRA HD
    -Evil Goes Global
    -Undead Retribution
    -Theatrical Trailers

    RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER
    BLU-RAY
    -Retaliation Mode with Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich
    -3 Featurettes

    4K ULTRA HD
    -Maximum Carnage: Best Kills
    -Creature Chronology
    -Theatrical Trailers

     

     

    Possessor...

    Is the UK cinema release cut or uncut?


    Link Here18th November 2020

    Possessor is a 2020 UK / Canada Sci-Fi horror thriller by Brandon Cronenberg.
    Starring Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott and Jennifer Jason Leigh. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Tasya Vos is a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. While she has a special gift for the work, her experiences on these jobs have caused a dramatic change in her, and in her own life she struggles to suppress violent memories and urges. As her mental strain intensifies, she begins to lose control, and soon she finds herself trapped in the mind of a man whose identity threatens to obliterate her own.

    Possessor exists as a cut US R rated version and an uncut MPA Unrated Version titled Possessor Uncut. The producers were keen to differentiate between the two versions and the 'Uncut' tag is an official re-titling of the film.

    A Running time of 103m suggest that it was the cut version that was passed 18 for UK cinema release. The home video version runs for 104m which matches with the Possessor Uncut version. This too was passed 18 by the BBFC. However all advance publicity trailers and posters seem to feature the Possessor Uncut artwork.

    Maybe this means that viewers watch at the cinema on 27th November will get the cut version whilst viewers watch the simultaneous digital streaming release will get the uncut version. The DVD is set for release on 8th February 2021 at UK Amazon #ad

    Let's hope all these releases are the uncut version as the director Brandon Cronenberg himself states that he prefers the Possessor Uncut version. See article from latimes.com

    Presented stateside by distributor Neon, Possessor Uncut -- titled so to distinguish it from an R-rated version that also will be available in some markets -- is the complete version as far as director Brandon Cronenberg is concerned, replete with the uninhibited moments of sex and violence, such as the transfixing erection glimpsed in a sequence memorably bathed in electric blue, that might otherwise have earned the film an NC-17 rating. Cronenberg commented:

    Generally I prefer explicit violence, and I prefer violence that is viscerally disturbing to people. I find it more unsettling if violence is very sanitized. If you have a PG-13 movie where 100 people get killed and no one bleeds, to me that's doing a disservice by trivializing the violence. So I prefer people to have that visceral response, because you should.

     

     

    Shopping: Hammer Films - Ultimate Collection...

    20 film set just released on US Blu-ray, plenty with historical censorship issues


    Link Here18th November 2020

    Hammer Films - Ultimate Collection is a 20 film set
    Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Guy Rolfe.

    There are several films that once troubled film censors.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Hammer Films

    US: MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Mill Creek Hammer 20 Films Set (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 17th November 2020

    Reviews

    • See article from glidemagazine.com : " Over the decades they established themselves as the most ardent competitor to the relatively tame output of Hollywood at the time. A Hammer film is one that was unafraid to get its hands dirty; it might be bloodier than its American counterpart and it was certainly sexier. It's not unfair to say that the trajectory of cinematic horror was forever altered by Hammer and what they got away with "

    The Revenge of Frankenstein is a 1958 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    With Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews and Eunice Gayson. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release. Uncut on home video, 15 rated on VHS, but 12 rated on DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    The Stranglers of Bombay is a 1959 UK action historical horror by Terence Fisher.
    Starring Guy Rolfe, Allan Cuthbertson and Andrew Cruickshank. IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A" rated cinema release in 1959. These cuts have persisted to all releases since. Further animal cruelty cuts were required for a 15 rated VHS release in 1996, but these video cuts were waived for 15 rated Blu-ray in 2018.

    The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll is a 1960 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    With Paul Massie, Dawn Addams and Christopher Lee. YouTube icon IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1960 cinema release. Also cut for the original theatrical release. Uncut on home video in both the US and UK.
    Never Take Candy From A Stranger (aka Never Take Sweets From a Stranger) is a 1960 UK horror mystery thriller by Cyril Frankel.
    Starring Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen and Felix Aylmer. IMDb
    Uncut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1960. Later uncut and 12 rated on 2017 Blu-ray. The US Theatrical Version was cut for dialogue.

    Stop Me Before I KIll (aka The Full Treatment) is a 1960 UK mystery drama by Val Guest.
    Starring Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento and Ronald Lewis. IMDb

    Passed X uncut for 1960 release but was cut for US release. A toned down TV version seems to have become the home video version but an extra scene was found for for 2018 Blu-ray
    Cash on Demand is a 1961 UK crime thriller by Quentin Lawrence.
    Starring Peter Cushing, André Morell and Richard Vernon. IMDb

    There are no indications of censorship but the film has been released with several different runtimes.

    The Terror of the Tongs is a 1961 UK horror adventure thriller by Anthony Bushell.
    With Christopher Lee, Yvonne Monlaur and Geoffrey Toone. IMDb

    Extensively cut for 1961 cinema release. Home video releases since have featured the same cut version
    The Pirates of Blood River is a 1962 UK action romance by John Gilling.
    Starring Kerwin Mathews, Glenn Corbett and Christopher Lee. IMDb
    Heavily cut from X to U for 1961 UK cinema release. An unknown cut version was passed 12 for 2020 Blu-ray.
    These are the Damned (aka The Damned) is a 1963 UK Sci-Fi horror drama by Joseph Losey.
    Starring Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field and Viveca Lindfors. IMDb
    Cut prior to 1963 X rated cinema release over child concerns. It was further cut for US theatrical release. The cuts were restored in 2010 for 12 rated DVD and MPAA Unrated home video release in the US.
    The Old Dark House is a 1963 UK / USA comedy horror mystery by William Castle.
    Starring Tom Poston, Robert Morley and Janette Scott. IMDb

    Originally passed X uncut by the BBFC but the distributors decided to cut the film for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1966. The uncut version was passed PG for 1996 VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Maniac is a 1963 UK crime horror by Michael Carreras
    With Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray and Donald Houston. YouTube icon IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1963 cinema release. The BBFC reported that cuts were waived for 12 rated Blu-ray in 2017, but the running time still matches the cut version.

    The Gorgon is a 1964 UK horror by Terrence Fisher.
    With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Richard Pasco. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1964 cinema release. Hopefully uncut for 15 rated VHS in 1986 and 12 rated DVD in 2010.

    The Devil-Ship Pirates is a 1964 UK action adventure thriller by Don Sharp.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir and John Cairney. IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema release in 1964. UK home video releases are PG rated ad uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Die! Die! My Darling (aka Fanatic) is a 1965 UK horror thriller by Silvio Narizzano
    With Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers and Peter Vaughan. YouTube icon IMDb

    The BBFC originally asked for cuts but these were waived on appeal. The 1965 cinema release was therefore uncut and X rated. Uncut home video releases were 15 rated in the UK and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    For more than four decades, Hammer Films' unique blend of horror, science fiction, thrills and comedy dominated countless drive-ins and movie theaters. Enjoy this massive collection from the darkest corners of the Hammer Imagination!

    Featuring 20 Cult-Classics from the infamous Hammer Studios produced in the 50s, 60s and 70s available together for the first time in high-definition!

    Featured films:

    • The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
    • The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)
    • The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1963)
    • These Are The Damned (1962)
    • The Old Dark House (1963)
    • The Gorgon (1964)
    • The Snorkel (1958)
    • Maniac (1963)
    • Die! Die! My Darling (1965)
    • Scream of Fear (1961)
    • Stop Me Before I Kill! (1961)
    • Never Take Candy From A Stranger (1960)
    • Cash On Demand (1961)
    • The Stranglers of Bombay (1960)
    • The Terror of the Tongs (1961)
    • The Pirates of Blood River (1962)
    • The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964)
    • The Camp on Blood Island (1958)
    • Yesterday's Enemy (1959)
    • Creatures the World Forgot (1971)

     

     

    Shopping: The Evil Dead...

    1981 USA video nasty by Sam Raimi just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


    Link Here17th November 2020
    The Evil Dead is a 1981 USA horror by Sam Raimi.
    With Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss and Richard DeManincor. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. This cut cinema version was then banned as one of the iconic video nasties. Further cut for a BBFC approved VHS release in 1990. Passed uncut for DVD in 2001. Uncut in the US

    Summary Review: Raimi is already a legend

    Raimi is already a legend, because he created 'The Evil Dead', without a doubt one of the greatest horror movies of all time. Made on a shoe string budget as a labour of love, it still remains Raimi's best movie. He has subsequently worked on bigger projects with bigger names but it is arguable whether he has ever surpassed the invention, thrills, energy and sheer fun of this. And why Bruce Campbell never became a genuine movie star after his debut here, and not just a much loved cult figure, is a complete mystery to me.

    'The Evil Dead' is a modern horror classic and absolutely ESSENTIAL viewing for any self-respecting movie buff! It doesn't get much better than this!

    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:

     

     

    Shopping: Tenet...

    2020 UK / USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Christopher Nolan set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 14th December 2020 looking set to be the censored version


    Link Here16th November 2020

    Tenet is a 2020 UK / USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Christopher Nolan.
    Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Presumably uncut for an MPA PG-13 rating in the US. Cut in the UK for a 12A rated 2020 cinema release.
    UK: Previously passed 12A for moderate violence, threat, domestic abuse, infrequent strong language after BBFC advised pre-cuts The BBFC commented:
    • This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised it was likely to be classified 15 uncut but that their preferred 12A classification could be obtained by making small changes to one scene to remove shots of a man kicking a woman. When the film was submitted for formal classification, the shots in question had been removed and the film was classified 12A.

    This comment refers to the scene where Elizabeth Debicki's character is on the floor and Kenneth Branagh's kicks her in the body several times.

    Promotional Material

    Fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

     

     

    Shopping: Shaolin Wooden Men...

    1976 Hong Kong action film by Chi-Hwa Chen just released on UK Blu-ray in its full length version


    Link Here14th November 2020

    Shaolin Wooden Men is a 1976 Hong Kong action film by Chi-Hwa Chen.
    With Jackie Chan, Kam Chiang and Jang Lee Hwang. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Exists in 2 basic versions, full length and a shortened US Version, which was once further cut by the BBFC.

    UK: The full length version was passed 15 uncut for strong martial arts violence:
    • 2020 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th November 2020

    Promotional Material

    The time Jackie is on a mission of revenge. As a young boy he witnesses the slaying of his father at the hands of deadly masked kung fu assassin. Once Jackie is old enough, he trains as a mute at a shaolin temple to learn the techniques that will enable him to one day avenge the death of his father. What he doesn't realize though is that he is actually training in the lair of the man he seeks to kill!

    Jackie has to gradate and defeat a gauntlet of mysterious robotic wooden men who throw every kung fu style at him before he can even face up to his nemesis. Packed with startling action courtesy of Half a Loaf of Kung Fu director Chen Chi-Hwa, this is another early Jackie Chan classic that's not to be missed by those seeking fine martial arts entertainment!

    Extras:

    Commentary / Interview with Rick Baker
    Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Baba Yaga...

    1973 Italy Giiallo by Corrado Farina, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here13th November 2020

    Baba Yaga is a 1973 Italy Giiallo by Corrado Farina.
    With Carroll Baker, George Eastman and Isabelle De Funčs. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut for cinema by the BBFC and by the MPAA. The Director restored cut footage for Reloaded/Redux 18 rated 2008 DVD.
    UK: The Reloaded version was passed 18 uncut for strong nudity, sex and implied sexual violence :

    Promotional Material

    This extended edition of BABA YAGA REDUX is published for the first time on Blu-ray with the previously cut scenes reinserted - especially for Shameless - by the film director himself (the reinserted scenes have also been visually improved for this edition). This extended - redux - HD release finally does justice to the filmmaker Corrado Farina s unique original vision.

    Farina's adaptation of the epoch-making ' Valentina ' comics by Guido Crepax, whilst keeping the central oneiric sexiness of the heroine's adventures, is cerebral yet sparkling with intelligent gentle irony and sophisticated eroticism. Set against the seismic changes of sexual and societal revolutions of the times, this is High Pop-fiction meets stream-of-consciousness storytelling!

    Beautiful Valentina is a famous trendy photographer, one night she's nearly run over by an enigmatic older woman, Baba Yaga

    (Carroll Baker), who it turns out is not only the devil witch... but a sapphic predatory witch who must possess her! Pursued by the

    sensuous seduction of a now obsessed Baba Yaga, Valentina must either submit to her carnal S&M lust or escape what appears to

    have become a waking nightmare of perverted realities!

    The film s mixing comic strips with live action is ground-breaking and influential to this day.

    Extras

    • Director's own re-edit of film, now with improved visuals
    • Corrado Farina Interview and Introduction
    • Audio Commentary by author, editor & critic Kat Ellinger
    • Fact Track by The Wilson Bros
    • English or Italian audio with subtitles
    • Two Guido Crepax documentaries by Corrado Farina: COMIC-STRIP FREUD & COMIC-STRIP PHOBIA

     

     

    Shopping: Brides of Dracula...

    1960 UK Hammer horror by Terence Fisher, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here12th November 2020

    Brides of Dracula is a 1960 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    With Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt and Yvonne Monlaur. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for cinema release but uncut thereafter. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    "Superbly acted and featuring lush colors and wonderful sets, this standout Hammer horror is...a classic all on its own." -- The Terror Trap Marianne (Yvonne Monlaur), a beautiful young girl, is stranded en route to a teaching assignment in Eastern Europe. She is persuaded to spend the night at the nearly deserted castle of the mysterious Baroness Meinster (Martita Hunt). In the castle, Marianne accidentally discovers a man chained to the wall in his room. The Baroness explains only that he is her "sick and feeble-minded" son. Unable to get any further information from her or the maid, Marianne steals a key and sets him free. But once unbound, the man--Baron Meinster (David Peel)--fiendishly recruits the undead for his evil purposes while Marianne and Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) try to stop him in this classic Hammer Film.

    Bonus Content:
     
  • 2K Scan from the Interpositive -- in Two Aspect Ratios (1.85:1 and 1.66:1)
  • Audio Commentary with Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman and Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr
  • The Men Who Made Hammer: Terence Fisher
  • The Men Who Made Hammer: Jack Asher
  • The Eternal and the Damned -- Malcolm Williamson and The Brides of Dracula
  • The Making of Brides of Dracula -- Narrated by Edward De Souza Plus Interviews with Yvonne Monlaur, Jimmy Sangster, Hugh Harlow and More...
  • The Haunted History of Oakley Court
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spot
  • Still Gallery
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    Shopping: White Snake...

    2019 China / USA action animation romance by Amp Wong and Ji Zhao just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here11th November 2020

    White Snake is a 2019 China / USA action animation romance by Amp Wong (as Jiakang Huang) and Ji Zhao.
    Starring Faye Mata, Stephanie Sheh and Vincent Rodriguez III. IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for PG rated home video release in 2020. The film is uncut and MPA Unrated in the US.

    UK: Passed PG for mild violence, scary scenes after 9s of BBFC category cuts:
    • 2020 Dazzler Media (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th November 2020
    • 2020 Dazzler Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 9th November 2020
    The BBFC commented:
    • The distributor chose to remove a scene of moderate sex and two sequences of moderate violence in order to achieve a PG classification. An uncut 12 classification was available.
    US: Uncut and MPA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    Inspired by one of the most ancient and enduring stories in Chinese history, White Snake presents a sumptuous tale of trickster demons, deadly mythical beasts, assassins, wuxia action, and the promise of eternal love.

    Bianca, a young woman who has lost her memory, is helped by Xuan, a snake catcher, and together they set off on a search to find her identity. They have to overcome one dangerous obstacle after another and in their quest they gradually develop feelings for one another. Just as they come close to finding out who Blanca really is, disaster looms....

     

     

    Shopping: Silent Night Deadly Night 1 and 2...

    double bill just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here10th November 2020
    Silent Night Deadly Night 1 & 2 is a double bill
    Starring Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick and Toni Nero.

    UK:  The double bill had an aggregate BBFC 18 rating:

    • 2020 101 Films Limited Edition [Theatrical Version + Unrated Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 9th November 2020

    Reviews

    • See article from thehollywoodnews.com : " It ticks off all of the boxes mentioned by Jamie Kennedy's Randy, in Scream, and is most certainly one of the archetypal slashers that films whose conventions filmmakers of today try to subvert "

    Silent Night, Deadly Night is a 1984 US horror by Charles E. Sellier Jr.
    With Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick and Toni Nero. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Not released in the UK until the uncut 18 rated 2009 DVD. Cut in the US for an R rating but released uncut on MPAA Unrated home video.

    Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 is a 1987 USA comedy drama horror thriller by Lee Harry.
    With Eric Freeman, James Newman and Elizabeth Kaitan. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R rating. This was banned by the BBFC for 1987 cinema release and wasn't released again until an 18 rated Blu-ray in 2020.

    Reviews

    • See article from flickeringmyth.com : " These are movies that you could pick apart very easily and don't really hold up to the more 'serious' slashers such as Halloween "

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents a double serving of Yuletide terror! Highly controversial upon release in 1984, Silent Night, Deadly Night is released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, featuring both the original theatrical cut of the film and the extended cut with standard definition inserts. Also included in this Limited-Edition set is 1987 sequel Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2.

    SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT

    Young Billy witnesses his parents getting killed by a man dressed as Santa Claus after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now 18 and out of the orphanage, Billy takes on the role of Santa himself, embarking on a yuletide rampage to "punish the naughty". Santa Claus is coming to town, and this time he's got an axe!

    SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT: PART 2

    Four years after the events of Silent Night Deadly Night, Ricky Caldwell is being held in a mental hospital, having followed in his brother Billy's footsteps and committed a series of murders. Hell bent on avenging his brother's death, Ricky sets out to continue the family tradition of Christmas carnage.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Limited edition booklet, includes Santa's Watching, Santa's Creeping by Sarah Appleton and 'Silent Night, Festive Fright' An interview with Morgan Ames
    • Rigid slipcase featuring newly commissioned artwork by Keith Robinson

    SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT

    DISC ONE:

    • Theatrical Version: 4K scan of the original camera negative
    • R-Rated Theatrical Trailer & VHS Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Radio Spot

    DISC TWO:

    • Extended Unrated Version: 4K scan of the original camera negative with standard definition inserts
    • Slay Bells Ring: The Story of Silent Night, Deadly Night - Featuring interviews with writer Michael Hickey, co-executive producers Scott J. Schneid and Dennis Whitehead, editor/second unit director Michael Spence, composer Perry Botkin and actor Robert Brian Wilson
    • Oh Deer! - An interview with Linnea Quigley
    • Christmas in July - Silent Night, Deadly Night Locations - Then and Now
    • Audio commentary with actor Robert Brian Wilson and co-executive producer Scott J. Schneid
    • Audio commentary with Michael Hickey, Perry Botkin, Scott J. Schneid and Michael Spence Audio interview with director Charles E. Sellier, Jr. from Deadpit Radio (Extended Version)
    • Santa's Stocking of Outrage
    • Poster and Still Gallery

    SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT: PART 2

    • 2K Scan of an archival theatrical print
    • Audio commentary with director Lee Harry, and actors Eric Freeman and James Newman
    • Slay Bells Ring Again: The Story of Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 - Featuring interviews with co-writer/director Lee Harry, Actors Eric Freeman, James Newman, Elizabeth Kaitan, Darrel Guilbeau and Kenny McCabe, and makeup effects artist Christopher Biggs
    • Garbage Days Are Here Again A Look at the Film s Locations
    • Ricky Today - A short film featuring a 2018 interview with Ricky Caldwell
    • I Don't Sleep - An extended interview with makeup effects artist Christopher Biggs
    • Audio commentary by co-writer/director Lee Harry, co-writer Joseph H. Earle, and actor James Newman
    • Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Phase IV...

    1974 UK / USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Saul Bass just released on UK Blu-ray with a notable alternative ending


    Link Here8th November 2020

    Phase Iv is a 1974 UK / USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Saul Bass.
    Starring Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy and Lynne Frederick. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    The 1974 cinema release was passed 'A' uncut. The 1985 VHS was PG uncut but the rating was raised to 12 uncut for 2020 Blu-ray.

    The alternate ending surfaced in 2012. The 35mm original footage of the ending was scanned and color corrected by the Academy Film Archive. Beginning in 2013, repertory showings of the film showed the alternate ending after the main feature. However Paramount have so far refused to licence the new material for inclusion in the film but it is now available for disk extras.

    UK: Passed Suitable for 12 years and over uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents 1970s sci-fi classic Phase IV (1974), a gripping and philosophical cult classic that examines humanity's place in the universe. Title 012 on the 101 Films Black Label and a UK Blu-ray debut, Phase IV is the only feature film directed by designer and filmmaker Saul Bass, this release includes his original ending, among a host of additional extras, including a bonus disc featuring the finest of the director's short films.

    In a sealed lab in the Arizona desert, scientists James Lesko (Michael Murphy, Manhattan) and Dr. Ernest Hubbs (Nigel Davenport, A Man for All Seasons) search for answers to an evolutionary shift in the ant population; the development of a collective intelligence and cross-species hive mentality. With humanity under threat, the scientists are faced with the choice of either communicating with or eradicating their antagonists.

    Extras/Episodes:

    • New HD restoration
    • The Original Saul Bass ending (plus optional commentary)
    • An Ant's Life: Contextualising Phase IV Commentary with film historians Allan Bryce and Richard Holliss
    • Theatrical trailer

    Saul Bass: Short Films (Disc 2)

    • The Searching Eye (1964)
    • Why Man Creates (1968)
    • Bass on Titles (1977)
    • Notes on the Popular Arts (1978)
    • The Solar Film (1980)
    • Quest (1984) (new HD restoration)

     

     

    Shopping: The Fu Manchu Cycle 1965-1969...

    Film set bravely released on UK Blu-ray with nearly all episodes once suffering BBFC category cuts


    Link Here7th November 2020
    The Fu Manchu Cycle 1965-1969 is a 2020 film by Don Sharp, Jeremy Summers...
    Starring Christopher Lee, Tsai Chin and Nigel Green.
    Nearly all episodes suffered BBFC category cuts at some point.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2020 Powerhouse Films The Fu Manchu Cycle (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 2nd November 2020

    Comments

    The Face of Fu Manchu is a 1965 UK / West Germany action crime thriller by Don Sharp.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Nigel Green and Joachim Fuchsberger. IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated film release in 1965. Maybe it was the same cut version that has been PG rated for home video. There is also a short German Version.

    The Brides of Fu Manchu is a 1966 UK / West Germany crime adventure by Don Sharp.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Douglas Wilmer and Heinz Drache. IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema release in 1966. Later uncut and U rated on home video. There is also a shorter German Version.

    The Vengeance of Fu Manchu is a 1967 Ireland / UK / West Germany / Hong Kong / Singapore action crime horror by Jeremy Summers.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Tony Ferrer and Tsai Chin.   IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1966. Later uncut and U rated on home video. There is also a shorter German Version.

    The Blood of Fu Manchu is a 1968 Spain / West Germany / UK / USA crime adventure by Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco).
    Starring Christopher Lee, Richard Greene and Howard Marion-Crawford.   IMDb
    Suffered BBFC category cuts from its 1996 cinema release until 2007 when it was passed 15 uncut for 15 rated DVD.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Blood of Fu Manchu

    The Castle of Fu Manchu is a 1969 UK / West Germany / Italy / Spain / Liechtenstein / Turkey crime horror adventure by Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco).
    Starring Christopher Lee, Richard Greene and Howard Marion-Crawford.   IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film

    Promotional Material

    Extras INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • THE FACE OF FU MANCHU
    • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio commentary with critics Kim Newman and Stephen Jones (2020)
    • The BEHP Interview with Don Sharp - Part One (1993): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Sharp in conversation with Teddy Darvas and Alan Lawson
    • Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • World premiere on Blu-ray
    • More extras to be announced
    • All extras subject to change

    THE BRIDES OF FU MANCHU

    • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio commentary with film historians Jonathan Rigby and Kevin Lyons (2020)
    • Kim Newman on Sax Rohmer and the Fu Manchu novels
    • The BEHP Interview with Don Sharp - Part Two (1993): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Sharp in conversation with Teddy Darvas and Alan Lawson
    • The BEHP Interview with Ernest Steward (1990): archival audio recording of an interview with the respected cinematographer, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • World premiere on Blu-ray
    • More extras to be announced
    • All extras subject to change

    THE VENGEANCE OF FU MANCHU

    • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
    • Original mono audio
    • The BEHP Interview with Jeremy Summers (2001): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Summers in conversation with Darrol Blake
    • Archival interview with Harry Alan Towers
    • New interview with first assistant director Anthony Waye (2020)
    • The Ghost of Monk's Island (1966): Jeremy Summers directs this exciting mystery made for the Children's Film Foundation
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • World premiere on Blu-ray
    • More extras to be announced
    • All extras subject to change

    THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU

    • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio commentary with critics David Flint and Adrian Smith (2020)
    • Visions of the Yellow Peril (2020): Christopher Frayling on ethnocentrism in the Fu Manchu cycle
    • New interview with clapper loader Ray Andrew (2020)
    • New interview with Stephen Thrower on Fu Manchu and Jesús Franco's collaborations with Harry Alan Towers (2020)
    • The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu: The Fiery Hand (1923): a chilling episode of the original silent serial, starring Harry Agar Lyons as the evil mastermind
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray
    • More extras to be announced
    • All extras subject to change

    THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU

    • New restoration by Powerhouse Films from a 4K scan of the original negative
    • Original mono audio
    • New interview with star Rosalba Neri (2020)
    • The Further Mysteries of Dr. Fu-Manchu: The Coughing Horror (1924): Fu Manchu torments Nayland Smith with a terrifying creature in this silent serial sequel
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray
    • More extras to be announced
    • All extras subject to change
    • Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with a new essay on the Fu Manchu cycle by Tim Lucas, a look at the career of producer/screenwriter Harry Alan Towers, an examination of the work of Fu Manchu creator Sax Rohmer, new writing on The Ghost of Monk's Island and the Stoll Pictures' Fu Manchu silent serials, archival newspaper articles on the films, extracts from the films' pressbooks, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
    • Limited edition exclusive double-sided poster and five replica production stills
    • UK and World premieres on Blu-ray
    • Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units

    Extras :

    • Original Release:1965 - 1969
    • Colour/B&W: Colour

     

     

    Shopping: Sweet Charity...

    1969 USA musical comedy romance by Bob Fosse just released on UK Blu-ray with 3 versions


    Link Here6th November 2020

    Sweet Charity is a 1969 USA musical comedy romance by Bob Fosse.
    Starring Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin and Ricardo Montalban. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    The film was cut by the BBFC for a PG rating for cinema release in 1969. Later uncut for PG rated home video. The film is MPAA G rated in the US. There is alternative Happy Ending Version but this is a cop out. There is also a Roadshow version that prefixes a musical overture.
    UK: Passed PG for mild sex references, drug references, language after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2020 Powerhouse Films [Roadshow + Standard + Happy Ending versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 2nd November 2020

    Promotional Material

    The feature debut of the great Bob Fosse based on the Broadway hit, Sweet Charity is a musical re-imagining of Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, starring the wonderful Shirley MacLaine as a taxi dancer looking for love and escape in hippy-era New York.

    Extras INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    • * 4K restoration of the 157-minute Roadshow version, complete with Overture, Entr'acte and Exit Music

    • * 4K restoration of the general release version, with the original and alternative endings

    • * Alternative 2.0 stereo, 4.0 stereo and 5.1 surround soundtrack options

    • * Audio commentary with film historians Lee Gambin, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Cara Mitchell (2020)

    • * The John Player Lecture with Shirley MacLaine (1971): archival audio recording of the celebrated actor in conversation at London's National Film Theatre

    • * From Stage to Screen: A Director's Dilemma (1969): original promotional film featuring interview material with Bob Fosse and rare behind-the-scenes footage

    • * The Art of Exaggeration (1969): original promotional film profiling the work of famed costume designer Edith Head

    • * Interview with Sonja Haney (2020): audio recording of the dance assistant in conversation with Lee Gambin

    • * Now and Then: Sammy Davis Jr (1968): archival interview featuring the actor and singer in conversation with broadcaster Bernard Braden

    • * Super 8 version: original cut-down home-cinema presentation

    • * Image gallery: publicity and promotional material

    • * Original theatrical trailer

    • * New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

    • * Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with new essays by Pamela Hutchinson and Bill Rosenfield, Neil Simon on Sweet Charity, archival press coverage of the film's release including an interview with Shirley MacLaine, extracts from the pressbook, Federico Fellini on Sweet Charity, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

    • * Limited edition exclusive double-sided poster

    • * UK premiere on Blu-ray

    • * Limited edition of 3,000 copies

     

     

    Shopping: Patrick Still Lives...

    1980 Italy horror by Mario Landi just released on US Blu-ray and DVD in the Unrated Version


    Link Here4th November 2020

    Patrick Still Lives (Patrick vive ancora) is a 1980 Italy horror by Mario Landi.
    Starring Sacha Pitoëff, Gianni Dei and Mariangela Giordano. IMDb

    Exists as an R rated Theatrical Version and an MPAA Unrated version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    PATRICK STILL LIVES — Uncut, uncensored, and scanned in 2k for the first time ever.

    Shortly after the Ozploitation shocker PATRICK became a worldwide hit, producer Gabriele Crisanti (BURIAL GROUND), screenwriter Piero Regnoli (NIGHTMARE CITY) and director Mario Landi (GIALLO IN VENICE) went way beyond 'unofficial sequel' or 'unauthorized remake' to instead create this "mind-boggling example of Italian exploitation that has to be seen to be believed" (Moria).

    When a young man becomes comatose after a freak accident, his father invites six strangers to a secluded villa for a weekend packed with relentless nudity, outrageous violence and perhaps the most depraved sex/gore death in all of Italian horror. Sacha Pitoëff (INFERNO), Gianni Dei (MANHATTAN GIGOLO) and Mariangela Giordano (MALABIMBA) star in "one of the most ultimate exploitation films ever made" (Monster Pictures), now scanned uncut from the original negative for the very first time in 40 years.

    Specs:
    Anamorphic Widescreen 1.66:1.
    Dolby Digital Mono.
    Region: 0

    Special Features:
    Reversible Blu-ray cover.
    C'est la Vie - Interview with Actor Gianni Dei.
    Trailer.

     

     

    Shopping: Memorial Valley Massacre...

    1989 USA horror thriller by Robert Hughes just released on US Blu-ray in the R rated Version


    Link Here4th November 2020
    Memorial Valley Massacre is a 1989 USA horror thriller by Robert Hughes (as Robert C Hughes).
    Starring John Kerry, Mark Mears and John Caso. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release. The international version of the film, released under the title Son of Sleepaway Camp, includes hardcore pornographic inserts.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Evil land developer, Allen Sangster, has just opened his latest tourist trap: the Memorial Valley Campground. As carloads of happy campers arrive for what they assume will be a weekend of fun in the great outdoors, a much more sinister presence is watching them from the nearby wilderness. When campers start turning up dead, their bodies brutally mangled, George, the head forest ranger, is tasked with finding the killer and putting an end to the bloodshed... but it seems he might know much more about the sinister killings than he's letting on.

    Shot under the title Memorial Day and released internationally as Valley of Death , MEMORIAL VALLEY MASSACRE is a cheerfully absurd direct-to-video slasher featuring imaginative deaths and a wild choice for a killer. Directed by Robert C. Hughes ( Hunter's Blood ) and starring John Kerry ( Dolemite ), William Smith ( Red Dawn ), and genre film icon, Cameron Mitchell ( The Toolbox Murders ), Vinegar Syndrome presents MEMORIAL VALLEY MASSACRE in its official disc debut, newly restored in 4K from its original camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region A Blu-ray
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original negative
    3. "Welcome to Memorial Valley" - an interview with director Robert C. Hughes
    4. "Ranger Danger" - an interview with actor John Kerry
    5. Promotional still gallery
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. SDH English subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: The Secret Ways...

    1961 USA historical mystery adventure by Phil Karlson and Richard Widmark, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here2nd November 2020
    The Secret Ways is a 1961 USA historical mystery adventure by Phil Karlson and Richard Widmark (uncredited).
    Starring Richard Widmark, Sonja Ziemann and Charles Regnier. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1961. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Acclaimed filmmaker Phil Karlson (99 River Street, The Silencers, Walking Tall) directed this espionage thriller based on an Alistair MacLean (The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare, Ice Station Zebra) novel and starring screen great Richard Widmark (Pickup on South Street, The Alamo, Madigan). Vienna, 1956. After Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian uprising, soldier-of-fortune Mike Reynolds (Widmark) is hired to help Professor Jancsi (Walter Rilla, Code 7, Victim 5), a Hungarian scientist wanted by the Russians, escape from Budapest. Mike and Julia (Sonja Ziemann, The Bridge at Remagen), the professor's daughter, cross the border posing as journalists, but encounter a problem--the professor is a staunch freedom fighter and doesn't want to be rescued! Two of the film's best features are the terrific black-and-white photography by Mutz Greenbaum (Night and the City) and original music score by legendary composer John Williams (Jaws, Star Wars). Co-starring Senta Berger (Diabolically Yours, The Ambushers).

    Special Features:
    -Brand New 2K Master
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Optional English Subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: Two Mules for Sister Sara...

    1970 USA / Mexico war comedy western by Don Siegel, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here1st November 2020
    Two Mules for Sister Sara is a 1970 USA / Mexico war comedy western by Don Siegel.
    Starring Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine and Manolo Fábregas. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb
    BBFC category cuts for an A (PG) rated 1970 cinema release. A shortened version was rated 15 for 1987 VHS. Uncut on VHS and DVD since 1993.

    The cinema cuts were to remove shots of burning men and a soldier's face being slashed during the climax.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    From Don Siegel, the legendary director of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Coogan's Bluff, Dirty Harry, Charley Varrick, The Shootist and Escape from Alcatraz, comes this classic western starring screen legends Clint Eastwood (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, High Plains Drifter) and Shirley MacLaine (Sweet Charity, Irma La Douce). Eastwood is a hard-hitting drifter who rides into town and single-handedly rescues a local nun (MacLaine) from a gang of bandits. After meeting a band of Mexican revolutionaries bent on resisting the French occupation of Mexico, the cowboy and Sister Sara decide to join forces with the freedom fighters and set off on a deadly mission to capture the enemy's garrison. But along the way, a steamy romance develops between them when the soft-spoken hero discovers the nun is not what she seems. Ending with a violent climax at the well-protected fort, this action-packed western classic cemented Eastwood's status as a true cinematic superstar. Featuring a masterful score by the great Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dollars). This 2-disc special edition includes 4K restorations of both the international and domestic cuts.

    Special Features:
    -Brand New 4K Masters
    -Brand New 4K Restorations - 113:32 International Cut / 104:40 Domestic Cut
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
    -At Home with Clint: Vintage Candid Interview with Clint Eastwood
    -Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
    -Poster and Image Gallery
    -Reversible Art
    -Theatrical Trailer (New HD Transfer)
    -2 TV Spots
    -4 Radio Spots
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Optional English Subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: Jeepers Creepers...

    2001 Germany/US horror by Victor Salva, cut in the US for an MPAA R rating, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here31st October 2020

    Jeepers Creeps is a 2001 Germany/US horror by Victor Salva.
    With Gina Philips, Justin Long and Jonathan Breck. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version was then distributed worldwide for all releases since.

    The scene of the Creeper eating a man's tongue was shortened in the US to avoid an MPAA NC-17 rating.

    UK: Previously passed 15 without BBFC cuts:

    Promotional Material

    On a desolate country highway, two homeward-bound teens (Gina Philips, Chained and Justin Long, Drag Me to Hell ) are nearly run off the road by a maniac in a beat-up truck... and later spot him shoving what appears to be a body down a sewer pipe. But when they stop to investigate, they discover that the grisly reality at the bottom of that pipe is far worse than they could have ever suspected... and that they are now the targets of an evil far more unspeakable (and unstoppable) than they could have ever imagined!

    Special Features

    • Commentary with writer/director Victor Salva and stars Gina Philips and Justin Long
    • Commentary with director Victor Salva
    • Jeepers Creepers: Then and Now
    • From Critters to Creepers An Interview with producer Barry Opper
    • The Town Psychic - An Interview with actress Patricia Belcher
    • Deleted & Extended Scenes
    • Photo Gallery
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Bonus DVD: Behind the Peepers - The Making of Jeepers Creepers

     

     

    Commented: Downrated...

    The BBFC prettifies its website but takes away significant information, such as recent decisions and whether a film has been cut


    Link Here29th October 2020
    The BBFC has just reworked its website and significantly reduced the functionality of its classifications database.

    Indeed the new layout is prettier than before but now the database offers significantly less information than before.

    The BBFC noted this change in a rather understated tweet:

    We have just relaunched our website with a more simplified search function.

    In fact the BBFC have removed the following significant functionalities:

    1. The database no longer provides a page listing recent BBFC decisions for upcoming releases. It takes way the transparency of being able to monitor the latest decisions.
    2. The database no longer offers an advance search facility whereby users can seek films by director or cast etc.
    3. The database cannot be searched via alternative titles, even when the film has been released with a different title. Only the title that the BBFC uses as its primary title can be searched upon.
    4. Cuts information detailing the amount of cuts, or even if cuts have been made at all is no longer presented. On occasions that the BBFC has commented on cuts then these comments are still available but these do not detail the amount of running time cut.
    5. Banned/Rejected films no longer appear in the database.
    6. Film running times are now only specified to the minute rather than to the second as before.

    On the plus side the database search facility provides extra links over and above the database entry. For example searching on a title reveals if the film has a case study or is mentioned in a press release.

    Offsite Comment: The BBFC returns to a world of secrecy

    29th October 2020. See article from reprobatepress.com

    The British censorship board's website has gone from being a valuable resource to an empty vanity project that covers up their history.

     

     

    Shopping: Daughters of Darkness...

    1971 Belgium/France/West Germany horror by Harry Kumel, once cut in the US and UK, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here29th October 2020

    Daughters of Darkness is a 1971 Belgium/France/West Germany horror by Harry Kumel.
    With Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen and Danielle Ouimet. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Later uncut and 18 rated on home video. The original release was also cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but was later uncut and MPAA Unrated on home video.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Blue Underground R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020
    • 2020 Blue Underground R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    50th Anniversary Edition! New 4K Restoration!

    International screen icon Delphine Seyrig (LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD) stars as Elizabeth Bathory, an ageless Countess with a beautiful young companion (Goth goddess Andrea Rau ) and a legendary legacy of perversion. But when the two women seduce a troubled newlywed couple (Canadian beauty Danielle Ouimet and John Karlen of DARK SHADOWS and CAGNEY & LACEY), they unleash a frenzy of sudden violence and depraved desire that shocked both art house audiences and grindhouse crowds worldwide.

    Co-written and directed by Harry Kümel , DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS remains one of the most exquisitely mesmerizing adult horror films ever made. In honor of its 50th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present the uncensored Director s Cut of this classic psychosexual shocker in a gorgeous restoration, scanned in 4K 16-bit from its long-lost original 35mm camera negative , packed with revealing Extras!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the long-lost original 35mm camera negative, supervised and approved by Director Harry Kümel
    • Audio: English: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX; English: Dolby Digital 1.0; French: Dolby Digital 1.0
    • Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, English for French Audio
    • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Writer/Director Harry Kümel
    • Audio Commentary #2 with Star John Karlen and Journalist David Del Valle
    • NEW! Audio Commentary #3 with Kat Ellinger , Author of Devil s Advocates: Daughters of Darkness
    • Locations of Darkness - Interviews with Co-Writer/Director Harry Kümel and Co-Writer/Co-Producer Pierre Drouot
    • Playing the Victim - Interview with Star Danielle Ouimet
    • Daughter of Darkness - Interview with Star Andrea Rau
    • NEW! Theatrical Trailers
    • Radio Spots
    • NEW! Alternate U.S. Main Titles
    • NEW! Poster & Still Gallery
    • REGION FREE

     

     

    Shopping: High Plains Drifter...

    1973 USA western by Clint Eastwood, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here28th October 2020
    High Plains Drifter is a 1973 USA western by Clint Eastwood.
    With Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom and Marianna Hill. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 1973 X rated cinema release but uncut on 18 rated home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    THEY'D NEVER FORGET THE DAY HE DRIFTED INTO TOWN! From Clint Eastwood, the acclaimed director/star of The Outlaw Josey Wales, Pale Rider, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino and The Mule, comes this western masterpiece and homage to his "The Man with No Name" legend. Eastwood portrays a mysterious stranger who emerges out of the heat waves of the desert and rides into the guilt-ridden town of Lago. After committing three murders in the first 20 minutes, The Stranger is hired by the town's citizens to protect them from the three vengeful gunmen about to be released from jail.

    Eastwood's second film as a director is a tribute to his three spaghetti western classics with the great Sergio Leone, and features a strong supporting cast that includes Verna Bloom (Medium Cool), Marianna Hill (The Baby), Mitchell Ryan (The Hunting Party), Jack Ging (Play Misty for Me), Geoffrey Lewis (Every Which Way but Loose), Anthony James (In the Heat of the Night), John Hillerman (Blazing Saddles), John Quade (Breakheart Pass) and Billy Curtis (The Terror of Tiny Town). Beautifully shot in CinemaScope by Bruce Surtees (Dirty Harry) with a great screenplay by Ernest Tidyman (The French Connection) and a memorable score by Dee Barton (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot).

    Special Features:

    -NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
    -NEW Interview with Actress Marianna Hill
    -NEW Interview with Actor Mitchell Ryan
    -NEW Interview with Actor William O'Connell
    -A Man Named Eastwood: Vintage HPD Promo
    -TRAILERS FROM HELL with Josh Olson
    -TRAILERS FROM HELL with Edgar Wright
    -Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
    -Reversible Art
    -Poster and Image Gallery
    -Two Theatrical Trailers (New HD Transfers)
    -TV Spot
    -Radio Spot
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Optional English Subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: Spiritual Kung Fu...

    1978 Hong Kong/Taiwan action by Wei Lo just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here27th October 2020

    Spiritual Kung fu is a 1978 Hong Kong/Taiwan action by Wei Lo.
    With Jackie Chan, Chih-ping Chiang, Hsiu-yi Fang. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists in several versions, shortened for plot rather than censorship
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut:
    • 2020 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th October 2020
    • 2020 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Hong Kong Legends unearth a wonderfully bizarre Jackie Chan classic and apply the Ultra-Bit treatment to show it off like never before. This time we join Jackie with his head in a book and some helpful ghostly kung fu teachers! Believe it or not that spells action scenes aplenty as Jackie needs a manual which has been stolen from his temple in order to combat the '7Fists'. In the wrong handsthis knowledge could spell disaster so it's up to Jackie to track down the traitor and counter the deadly fight moves that the book has endowed upon the thief.

    This early Jackie Chan gem lets him play the type of bumbling student role he perfected in Drucken Master and Snake in the Eagle's Shadow to great effect. Cue a raft of amusing fight scenes under the direction of Lo Wei (Fist of Fury) and you've got qualityarmchair comic action viewing that's not to be missed!

    Extras:

    • Commentary / Interview with Rick Baker
    • Jackie Chan, Stanley Tong, Sammo Hung Interview (4mins)
    • English Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Hammer Films - Ultimate Collection...

    20 film set set for US Blu-ray release on 17th November 2020


    Link Here25th October 2020

    Hammer Films - Ultimate Collection is a 20 film set
    Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Guy Rolfe.

    There are several films that once troubled film censors.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Hammer Films

    US: MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Mill Creek Hammer 20 Films Set (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 17th November 2020

    The Revenge of Frankenstein is a 1958 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    With Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews and Eunice Gayson. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release. Uncut on home video, 15 rated on VHS, but 12 rated on DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    The Stranglers of Bombay is a 1959 UK action historical horror by Terence Fisher.
    Starring Guy Rolfe, Allan Cuthbertson and Andrew Cruickshank. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A" rated cinema release in 1959. These cuts have persisted to all releases since. Further animal cruelty cuts were required for a 15 rated VHS release in 1996, but these video cuts were waived for 15 rated Blu-ray in 2018.

    The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll is a 1960 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    With Paul Massie, Dawn Addams and Christopher Lee. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1960 cinema release. Also cut for the original theatrical release. Uncut on home video in both the US and UK.
    Never Take Candy From A Stranger (aka Never Take Sweets From a Stranger) is a 1960 UK horror mystery thriller by Cyril Frankel.
    Starring Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen and Felix Aylmer. BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1960. Later uncut and 12 rated on 2017 Blu-ray. The US Theatrical Version was cut for dialogue.

    Stop Me Before I KIll (aka The Full Treatment) is a 1960 UK mystery drama by Val Guest.
    Starring Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento and Ronald Lewis. BBFC link IMDb

    Passed X uncut for 1960 release but was cut for US release. A toned down TV version seems to have become the home video version but an extra scene was found for for 2018 Blu-ray
    Cash on Demand is a 1961 UK crime thriller by Quentin Lawrence.
    Starring Peter Cushing, André Morell and Richard Vernon. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no indications of censorship but the film has been released with several different runtimes.

    The Terror of the Tongs is a 1961 UK horror adventure thriller by Anthony Bushell.
    With Christopher Lee, Yvonne Monlaur and Geoffrey Toone. BBFC link IMDb

    Extensively cut for 1961 cinema release. Home video releases since have featured the same cut version
    The Pirates of Blood River is a 1962 UK action romance by John Gilling.
    Starring Kerwin Mathews, Glenn Corbett and Christopher Lee. BBFC link IMDb
    Heavily cut from X to U for 1961 UK cinema release. An unknown cut version was passed 12 for 2020 Blu-ray.
    These are the Damned (aka The Damned) is a 1963 UK Sci-Fi horror drama by Joseph Losey.
    Starring Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field and Viveca Lindfors. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut prior to 1963 X rated cinema release over child concerns. It was further cut for US theatrical release. The cuts were restored in 2010 for 12 rated DVD and MPAA Unrated home video release in the US.
    The Old Dark House is a 1963 UK / USA comedy horror mystery by William Castle.
    Starring Tom Poston, Robert Morley and Janette Scott. BBFC link IMDb

    Originally passed X uncut by the BBFC but the distributors decided to cut the film for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1966. The uncut version was passed PG for 1996 VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Maniac is a 1963 UK crime horror by Michael Carreras
    With Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray and Donald Houston. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1963 cinema release. The BBFC reported that cuts were waived for 12 rated Blu-ray in 2017, but the running time still matches the cut version.

    The Gorgon is a 1964 UK horror by Terrence Fisher.
    With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Richard Pasco. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1964 cinema release. Hopefully uncut for 15 rated VHS in 1986 and 12 rated DVD in 2010.

    The Devil-Ship Pirates is a 1964 UK action adventure thriller by Don Sharp.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir and John Cairney. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema release in 1964. UK home video releases are PG rated ad uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Die! Die! My Darling (aka Fanatic) is a 1965 UK horror thriller by Silvio Narizzano
    With Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers and Peter Vaughan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    The BBFC originally asked for cuts but these were waived on appeal. The 1965 cinema release was therefore uncut and X rated. Uncut home video releases were 15 rated in the UK and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    For more than four decades, Hammer Films' unique blend of horror, science fiction, thrills and comedy dominated countless drive-ins and movie theaters. Enjoy this massive collection from the darkest corners of the Hammer Imagination!

    Featuring 20 Cult-Classics from the infamous Hammer Studios produced in the 50s, 60s and 70s available together for the first time in high-definition!

    Featured films:

    • The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
    • The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)
    • The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1963)
    • These Are The Damned (1962)
    • The Old Dark House (1963)
    • The Gorgon (1964)
    • The Snorkel (1958)
    • Maniac (1963)
    • Die! Die! My Darling (1965)
    • Scream of Fear (1961)
    • Stop Me Before I Kill! (1961)
    • Never Take Candy From A Stranger (1960)
    • Cash On Demand (1961)
    • The Stranglers of Bombay (1960)
    • The Terror of the Tongs (1961)
    • The Pirates of Blood River (1962)
    • The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964)
    • The Camp on Blood Island (1958)
    • Yesterday's Enemy (1959)
    • Creatures the World Forgot (1971)

     

     

    Shopping: Mallrats...

    1995 USA comedy romance by Kevin Smith just released on US Blu-ray with 3 versions


    Link Here25th October 2020

    Mallrats is a 1995 USA comedy romance by Kevin Smith.
    Starring Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London and Jason Lee. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

    Exists as Theatrical, Extended and TV versions.

    US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    US: The TV Version is cut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Video 25th Anniversary Edition [Theatrical + Extended + TV versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th October 2020
    • 2020 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    THEY RE NOT THERE TO SHOP. THEY RE NOT THERE THERE TO WORK. THEY RE JUST THERE.

    Following the smash success of his first feature, Clerks , Kevin Smith returned with Mallrats . Spawning a raft of characters and in-jokes that Smith would carry throughout his career, the film continued the one-of-a-kind comedic world known as the View Askewniverse.

    Simultaneously dumped by their girlfriends, comic book obsessive Brodie (Jason Lee) and best friend TS (Jeremy London) plan to ease the pain of their losses by taking take a trip to the local mall. Amongst shoppers, they discover the mall is being used as the venue for a dating show, in which TS s girlfriend Brandi is the star. Hatching a plan to win back their significant others, Brodie and TS enlist the help of professional delinquents Jay and Silent Bob to hijack the gameshow in a bid to win back Brandi. Meanwhile, Brodie carries out his own mission to make good his relationship with Rene (Shannen Doherty), who has attracted the attentions of his nemesis Shannon (Ben Affleck).

    Featuring a cast including Joey Lauren Adams, Ben Affleck, who would go on to be recurring collaborators in Smith s movies, Mallrats celebrates its 25th Anniversary in this limited edition set boasting a brand new restoration and hours of bonus content.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration by Arrow Films of both the Theatrical and Extended cuts of the film, approved by director Kevin Smith and cinematographer David Klein.
  • Newly assembled TV cut of the film featuring hilarious overdubbing to cover up profanity
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing by Philip Kemp
  • Fold out poster featuring replica blueprints for Operation Drive-by and Operation Dark Knight

    DISC ONE - THEATRICAL AND EXTENDED CUTS

  • Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Kevin Smith, producer Scott Mosier, archivist Vincent Pereira, and actors Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, and Jason Mewes
  • Brand new introduction to the film by Kevin Smith
  • My Mallrat Memories - and all-new interview with Kevin Smith
  • A newly filmed tribute to producer Jim Jacks by Kevin Smith
  • Brand new interview with actor Jason Mewes
  • Brand new interview with Cinematographer David Klein
  • Hollywood of the North : A newly produced animated making-of documentary featuring Minnesota crew members who worked on the film
  • Deleted Scenes - Kevin Smith and Vincent Pereira discuss deleted scenes and sequences originally cut from the film
  • Outtakes and behind the scenes footage
  • Cast interviews from the original set
  • Erection of an Epic: The making of Mallrats - archival retrospective with cat and crew looking at the making and release of the film.
  • Q&A with Kevin Smith - archival Q&A filmed for the 10th anniversary
  • Build Me Up Buttercup music video
  • Stills galleries
  • Theatrical Trailer

    DISC TWO - TV CUT

  • Newly assembled TV cut of the film featuring hilarious overdubbing to cover up profanity
  • Original stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new introduction to the TV cut by director Kevin Smith
  • Stills gallery of the comic books featured in the film s opening sequence
  • Easter eggs
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    Shopping: The Evil Dead...

    1981 USA video nasty by Sam Raimi set for UK 4K Blu-ray release on 17th November 2020


    Link Here24th October 2020

    The Evil Dead is a 1981 USA horror by Sam Raimi.
    With Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss and Richard DeManincor. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. This cut cinema version was then banned as one of the iconic video nasties. Further cut for a BBFC approved VHS release in 1990. Passed uncut for DVD in 2001. Uncut in the US

    Summary Review: Raimi is already a legend

    Raimi is already a legend, because he created 'The Evil Dead', without a doubt one of the greatest horror movies of all time. Made on a shoe string budget as a labour of love, it still remains Raimi's best movie. He has subsequently worked on bigger projects with bigger names but it is arguable whether he has ever surpassed the invention, thrills, energy and sheer fun of this. And why Bruce Campbell never became a genuine movie star after his debut here, and not just a much loved cult figure, is a complete mystery to me.

    'The Evil Dead' is a modern horror classic and absolutely ESSENTIAL viewing for any self-respecting movie buff! It doesn't get much better than this!

    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:

     

     

    Shopping: I, Monster...

    1971 UK horror by Stephen Weeks just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here23rd October 2020
    I, Monster is a 1971 UK horror by Stephen Weeks.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Mike Raven. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a 1971 Theatrical Version which was X rated by the BBFC and a 12 rated Extended Version released on home video.

    UK: The Extended Version was previously passed 12 uncut:
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for the Theatrical Version:
    • 2020 Powerhouse [Theatrical + Extended Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Horror icons Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing team up once again for an Amicus take on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with Lee occupying the role of the scientist and his deadly alter ego. Directed by Stephen Weeks, making his first feature aged twenty-two, I, Monster presents an inventive take on an iconic tale.

    Extras INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    • * New 2K restoration by Powerhouse Films from original film materials

    • * Two presentations of the film: the original 75-minute theatrical cut; and the extended 80-minute version

    • * Original mono audio

    • * Audio commentary with director Stephen Weeks (2020)

    • * The BEHP Interview with Peter Tanner - Part One, 1914-1939 (1987): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated editor in conversation with Roy Fowler and Taffy Haines

    • * Introduction by Stephen Laws (2020): appreciation by the acclaimed horror author

    • * Stephen Weeks at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films (1998): archival video recording of the director in conversation

    • * Interview with Milton Subotsky (1985): archival audio recording of the famed producer

    • * Interview with Carl Davis (2020): the renowned composer discusses his score

    • * Image gallery: publicity and promotional material

    • * Original theatrical trailer

    • * Kim Newman and David Flint trailer commentary (2017): short critical appreciation by the genre-film experts

    • * New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

    • * Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Josephine Botting, Milton Subotsky on I, Monster, an archival interview with Stephen Weeks, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

    • * World premiere on Blu-ray

    • * Limited edition of 3,000 copies

     

     

    Shopping: 976-EVIL...

    1988 USA comedy horror by Robert Englund, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here22nd October 2020

    976-EVIL is a 1988 USA comedy horror by Robert Englund.
    Starring Stephen Geoffreys, Patrick O'Bryan and Sandy Dennis. BBFC link IMDb

    A UK version was cut by the BBFC for 1988 18 rated cinema release and the follow up 1989 VHS. The 1991 VHS and 2002 were pre-cut for an 18 rating. A shorter version was released in the US with an R rating but is generally noted as uncut. There is also a longer TV version but the extra material doesn't add anything.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2020 Eureka [US Version + TV Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Director Robert Englund (the iconic Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street series) dials up a gothic tale of high-tech horror in 976-EVIL .

    High school underdog Hoax ( Stephen Geoffreys - Fright Night ) fills up the idle hours in his seedy little hometown fending off the local leather-jacketed thugs, avoiding his overbearing mother ( Sandy Dennis ) and dreaming of a date with trailer park temptress Suzie ( Lezlie Deane ), But his quietly desperate life takes a terrifying turn when his cousin introduces him to an unusual new hobby – phoning in for his "horrorscope". Hoax is hooked up with a compellingly hideous demonic force that slowly begins to overtake his entire life and now there's more than just a phone bill to pay for anyone who ever dared cross "the neighbourhood nerd".

    Co-written by Brian Helgeland ( L.A. Confidential, Mystic River ) and featuring incredibly practical effects work from Robert Kurtzman and Howard Berger , Eureka Classics is proud to present 976-EVIL on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

    BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run of 2000 copies ONLY]
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
    • DTS-HD MA 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 audio options
    • English subtitles (SDH)
    • Audio commentary with director Robert Englund and set decorate Nancy Booth Englund
    • 976-EVIL: home video version [105 mins, SD] : An extended version of the film from its original home video release on VHS
    • New interview with producer Lisa M. Hansen
    • New interview with special make-up effects artist Howard Berger ( The Walking Dead )
    • New interview with special effects technician Kevin Yagher ( Nightmare on Elm Street )
    • Limited Edition Collector's Booklet [2000 copies ONLY] featuring new writing by Craig Ian Mann

     

     

    Shopping: 10 to Midnight...

    1983 USA crime thriller by J Lee Thompson, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here21st October 2020

    10 to Midnight is a 1983 USA crime thriller by J Lee Thompson.
    Starring Charles Bronson, Lisa Eilbacher and Andrew Stevens. BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut for 18 rated UK cinema release and pre-cert video. Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated VHS release in 1987. The BBFC video cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2004. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and nudity:
    • 2020 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020
    • 2020 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Charles Bronson is a hero all the way as a rogue cop pursuing a deranged killer in this action-packed suspense thriller. Serving up vigilante justice as only he can. Bronson delivers one of his most riveting performances in this exceedingly well-made film. Bronson plays Leo Kessler, a cynical Los Angeles cop on the trail of Warren Stacey (Gene Davis), a homicidal maniac who turns rejection frombeautiful women into the ultimate revenge. When the legal system sets Stacey free, Kessler plants evidence to put him behind bars for good. But Kessler's plan backfires, leaving him with only one option: to hunt down Stacey on his own... before the crazedkiller strikes again!

    Extras:

    Producing Bronson" interview with producer Lance Hool (12:41)
    "Remember Bronson" interview with actor Robert F. Lyons (6:00)
    "Knife and Death" interview with actress Jeana Tomasina (6:55)
    "Charlie's Partner" interview with actor Andrew Stevens (10:46)

     

     

    Shopping: Rawhead Rex...

    1986 Ireland / UK / USA horror mystery fantasy by George Pavlou just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here20th October 2020

    Rawhead Rex is a 1986 Ireland / UK / USA horror mystery fantasy by George Pavlou.
    Starring David Dukes, Kelly Piper and Hugh O'Conor. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The Unrated US release is uncut. Both version have been released in the UK initially 18 uncut for 1987 VHS and then 15 uncut for 2018 Blu-ray. In the interim the R cut version was passed 15 for 2002 DVD.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics Limited Edition Steelbook (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th October 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    He's pure evil... pure power... pure terror! RawHead Rex is a demon, alive for millennia, trapped in the depths of hell, and waiting for release. He is held by an ancient seal, imprisoned for centuries in a barren field near the hamlet of Rathmore, Ireland. In time, this gruesome legacy has been forgotten, dismissed as an odd pre-Christian myth until Tom Garron (Donal McCann, December Bride) decides to plow the field his ancestors knew better than to disturb. The seal is broken and an unspeakable evil is unleashed - on a rampage of blood and lust. Howard Hallenbeck (David Dukes, Gods and Monsters), an American historian on a working vacation with his family, discovers on the stained glass windows of a local church a series of scenes illustrating the reign of terror of RawHead Rex, but the one piece of glass depicting the defeat of the monster is missing. RawHead Rex is on the loose, and he is insatiable as Howard is desperately races against time for a way to stop the vicious monster. Directed by George Pavlou (Transmutations) with a screenplay by horror legend Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Candyman, Nightbreed, Lord of Illusions).

    Special Features:
    -Limited Edition (4000)
    -4K Restoration
    -Audio Commentary with Director George Pavlou, Moderated by Author Stephen Thrower
    -Call Me Rawhead -- Interview with Actor Heinrich von Bünau (Rawhead Rex)
    -Growing Pains: The Children of Rawhead -- Interview with Actors Hugh O'Conor and Cora Venus Lunny
    -What the Devil Hath Wrought -- Interview with Actor Ronan Wilmot
    -Rawk 'n' Roll: The Rex Session -- Interview with Composer Colin Towns
    -Rawhead FX: A Cock and Bull Story -- Interview with Crew Members Peter Mackenzie Litten, Gerry Johnston, Rosie Blackmore, John Schoonraad & Sean Corcoran
    -Rawhead Rising -- Interview with Artist Stephen R. Bissette
    -Behind-the-Scenes and Original Art Image Gallery
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -I Don't Believe in the Devil: RAWHEAD REX; A FOLK HORROR? -- Booklet Essay by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
    -5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Optional English Subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection...

    Film set just released on UK Blu-ray in a cheaper edition with just 2 of the films having once troubled censors


    Link Here19th October 2020

    Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection is a film set

    There are several censorship issues with this set.
    UK: Passed with an aggregate 18 rating for:
    • 2020 Arrow Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 12th October 2020
    Blood Feast is a 1963 US horror by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
    With William Kerwin, Mal Arnold and Connie Mason. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC for 2001 DVD and uncut since 2005 DVD. Uncut and unrated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Blood Feast

    Two Thousand Maniacs! is a 1964 USA horror by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
    Starring Connie Mason, William Kerwin and Jeffrey Allen. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Uncut since 2002 18 rated DVD.

    Promotional Material

    In 1963, director Herschell Gordon Lewis pulled a cow s tongue out of an actress mouth on camera, and in doing so, changed the landscape of horror cinema forever. That sequence was just one of numerous gruesome gags featured in Blood Feast, the film credited as being the world s first gore movie. It s no exaggeration to say that the modern gross-out movies of today owe their very existence to the pioneering efforts of H.G. Lewis.

    But whilst Lewis is most widely celebrated for his blood-and-guts epics (Two Thousand Maniacs!, The Wizard of Gore et al.), there s more to the prolific director than splatter. From tales of sordid photographers (Scum of the Earth) to sex robots (How to Make a Doll), from biker girl-gangs (She-Devils on Wheels) to youths-run-amok (Just for the Hell of It), and from psychic witches (Something Weird) to hard liquor-loving hillbillies (Moonshine Mountain), the filmography of H.G. Lewis reads like a veritable wish-list of exploitation movie madness.

    Now, for the first time ever, Arrow Video is proud to present fourteen of the Godfather of Gore s most essential films (including nine Blu-ray world debuts), collected together at last and packed full of eye-popping bonus content. So put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of good ol moonshine, and prepare yourself for a feast H.G. Lewis style!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Fourteen of the Godfather of Gore s finest attractions, restored from original and best surviving vault materials
  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation of the features and extras on 7 Blu-ray discs
  • DISC ONE: BLOOD FEAST (1963) & SCUM OF THE EARTH (1963)
  • Introduction to the films by director Herschell Gordon Lewis
  • Audio Commentary on Blood Feast with Lewis and producer David F. Friedman
  • Blood Feast Outtakes
  • Blood Perceptions filmmakers Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact) and Rodney Ascher (Room 237) offer their insight on Blood Feast and the importance of Herschell Gordon Lewis
  • Herschell s History archival interview in which Lewis discusses his entry into the film industry including Scum of the Earth
  • How Herschell Found His Niche Lewis discusses more of his early work in nudie cuties and the making of The Adventures of Lucky Pierre Archival interview with Herschell Gordon Lewis and David F. Friedman from 1987
  • Carving Magic (1959) vintage short featuring Blood Feast s Bill Kerwin
  • Blood Feast Radio Spot and Trailer
  • DISC TWO: TWO THOUSAND MANIACS! (1964) & MOONSHINE MOUNTAIN (1964)
  • Introduction to the films by director Herschell Gordon Lewis
  • Audio Commentary on Two Thousand Maniacs! with Lewis and producer David F. Friedman
  • Two Thousand Maniacs! Outtakes
  • Two Thousand Maniacs Can t Be Wrong Tim Sullivan (director, 2001 Maniacs) on Two Thousand Maniacs!
  • Hicksploitation: Confidential visual essay on the history of the American South s representation in cinema
  • David Friedman: The Gentlemen s Smut Peddler a tribute to the legendary producer featuring Herschell Gordon Lewis, filmmakers Fred Olen Ray, Tim Sullivan and Bob Murawski
  • Herschell s Art of Advertising Lewis shares his expert opinion on the art of selling movies and how to hook an audience.
  • Trailers for Two Thousands Maniacs! and Moonshine Mountain
  • DISC THREE: COLOR ME BLOOD RED (1965) & SOMETHING WEIRD (1967)
  • DISC FOUR: THE GRUESOME TWOSOME (1967) & A TASTE OF BLOOD (1967)
  • DISC FIVE: SHE-DEVILS ON WHEELS (1968) & JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT (1968)
  • DISC SIX: HOW TO MAKE A DOLL (1968) & THE WIZARD OF GORE (1970)
  • DISC SEVEN: THIS STUFF LL KILL YA! (1971) & THE GORE GORE GIRLS (1972)
  • And many more special features!
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    Shopping: Delirious...

    2006 USA comedy romance by Tom DiCillo just released on US Blu-ray and DVD with 2 versions


    Link Here19th October 2020

    Delirious is a 2006 USA comedy romance by Tom DiCillo.
    Starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Alison Lohman. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut

    US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:
    US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Mvd Visual [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 13th October 2020
    • 2020 Mvd Visual [Director's Cut only ] R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 13th October 2020
    • 2020 Mvd Visual Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon #ad

    Promotional Material

    EVERYBODY DESERVES THEIR SHOT

    Les (Steve Buscemi, Fargo) is a small-time paparazzi with dreams of getting his embarrassingly funny photos on the front page. His luck seems to take a turn for the better when he befriends a clueless young homeless man, Toby (Michael Pitt, Funny Games), and makes him his unlikely assistant. But when Toby falls for a pop diva and becomes a reality TV star, Les has a tough time being pushed out of the frame and creates a devilish scheme to take down his former apprentice.

    Alison Lohman (Drag Me to Hell), Gina Gershon (Face/Off), Callie Thorne (''Rescue Me''), Kevin Corrigan (Pineapple Express), Melissa Rauch (''The Big Bang Theory'') Kristen Schaal (Bill & Ted Face the Music) and Richard Short (Public Enemies) also star in this wickedly fun comedy (along with appearances by Elvis Costello and David Wain) about the high stakes world of celebrity scandal from acclaimed filmmaker Tom DiCillo, the writer/director of ''Living in Oblivion'', presented for the first time in this never before seen Director's Cut.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • NEW! Director's Cut Commentary from Director Tom DiCillo
  • NEW! Introduction to the new Director's Cut by Tom DiCillo (HD)
  • Original Theatrical Cut of ''Delirious'' with Optional Director's Commentary (SD, 107 mins)
  • 'Stalking Delirious' making of featurette (SD)
  • 3 Promotional Shorts: ''Casting Michael Pitt'', ''Steve Buscemi is Pissed'' and ''The Gina Gershon Sex Tape'' (SD)
  • Alison Lohman Music Video: 'Shove It' (SD)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
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    Shopping: Circus of Horrors...

    1960 UK horror drama by Sidney Hayers, BBFC cuts from 1960 still persist, just released on UK DVD


    Link Here18th October 2020

    Circus of Horrors is a 1960 UK horror drama by Sidney Hayers.
    Starring Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg and Yvonne Monlaur. Youtube linkBBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1960. The same cut version has been distributed ever since and was 15 rated for UK home video.

    From IMDb:

    • A shot of the thrown knife hitting Magda in the neck was filmed but cut by the distributors in post-production upon BBFC request.
    • Despite the film's brutal theme the only UK censor cuts to the finished print was the removal of visible topless female nudity during two of the sideshow scenes.
    Cut footage has never resurfaced in any print of the film and may no longer exist
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong violence:
    • 2020 Studiocanal R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    In 1947 England, a plastic surgeon must beat a hasty retreat to France when one of his patients has ghastly problems with her surgery. Once there, he operates on a circus owner's daughter, deformed by bombs from the war. Later he becomes the owner of the circus, and continues transforming disfigured women into the beautiful stars of his show.

     

     

    Shopping: Friday the 13th Collection...

    film set by Adam Marcus, Sean Cunningham just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here17th October 2020
    Friday the 13th Collection is a film set by Adam Marcus, Sean Cunningham...
    Starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and Amy Steel.
    There is a rich history of censorship for this series.

    See cuts details from melonfarmers.co.uk

    US: Contains MPAA R rated and Unrated versions:
    • 2020 SHOUT! FACTORY Friday the 13th Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th October 2020

    Friday the 13th is a 1980 US slasher by Sean S Cunningham.
    With Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and Jeannine Taylor. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

    Exists as an uncut Unrated version and a cut R rated version. The cut version was passed 18 for UK 1980 cinema release. The uncut version was initially released on pre-cert VHS but was seized by police and the distributors reverted to the cut version until 1987. Uncut since 2003 on DVD and Blu-ray.

    Both the Theatrical and Unrated versions are included in this release.

    Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 US slasher by Steve Miner.
    With Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel and John Furey.
    BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by 48s for an MPAA R rating. The same cut version has been used for all UK and US release since. The 1983 UK VHS release was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic.

    Gore scenes that were cut have been located but only on VHS quality. These have been presented as a disk extra but have not been reinserted into the film. So for the moment the cut Theatrical is still the best available version.

    The disk extras includes censored scenes "NEW Slashed Scenes -- The Long-awaited Uncut Gore Footage!"

    See the cut material in video from YouTube

    Friday the 13th Part 3 is a 1982 US horror film by Steve Miner.
    With Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage and Richard Brooker.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R Rating. This version was passed X for 1982 cinema release but further cuts were required by the BBFC for 1987 18 rated VHS. The BBFC video cuts were waived for 2001 18 rated DVD and 2009 15 rated Blu-ray and are the same as cut US R rated releases.

    This release includes the Theatrical version in 2D and in a new true 3D version.

    Friday the 13th The Final Chapter is a 1984 US horror film by Joseph Zito.
    With Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson and Kimberly Beck.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating. The BBFC made further cuts for VHS, but the UK cinema release and DVDs are the R rated version.
    Friday the 13th A New Beginning i s a 1985 US slasher by Danny Steinmann.
    With Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd and Shavar Ross.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for cinema release, further cut for VHS. BBFC cuts waived for DVD but still the cut US R rated version.
    Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI is a 1986 US slasher by Tom McLoughlin.
    With Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke and David Kagen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Heavily cut for a US R rating. The same version was passed 18 and later 15 without further BBFC cuts

    Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood is a 1988 US slasher by John Buechler.
    With Jennifer Banko, John Otrin and Susan Blu.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS. BBFC cuts waived for DVD, but the MPAA cuts persist
    Friday the 13th Part 8 is a 1989 US slasher by Rob Hedden.
    With Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder and Todd Caldecott.
    BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for DVD, which is the same as the cut US version.
    Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday is a 1993 US slasher by Adam Marcus.
    With John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan and Kane Hodder. BBFC link IMDb

    There is a cut MPAA R rated Version and an uncut Unrated Version.

    Both versions are included in this release

    Jason X is a 2001 US Sci-Fi slasher film by James Isaac.
    With Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig and Lisa Ryder. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R rating. All releases are the same cut version

    Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 Canada/US/Italy horror by Ronny Yu.
    With Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger and Kelly Rowland. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    All releases have been uncut

    Friday the 13th is a 2009 US slasher by Marcus Nispel.
    With Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti and Derek Mears. BBFC link IMDb

    There's a cut R rated Theatrical Version and an uncut Killer Cut

    Both versions are included in this release.

    Promotional Material

    In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original and groundbreaking 1980 film Friday the 13th, Scream Factory®, the fan-driven entertainment brand devoted to all things horror, has announced the Friday the 13th Collection (Deluxe Edition) , to be released on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020. The 16-disc set is the definitive Blu-ray collection of one of the most influential horror franchises ever created and includes all 12 original films from Paramount Pictures and New Line Cinema.

    It also includes NEW and existing extras, a NEW collectible rigid slipcover with newly-commissioned art, a NEW 40-pg collectible essay booklet with archival still photography, and NEW 4K film transfers for Parts 1-4, with Part 3 in its original 3D presentation. Additionally, each film comes with a dedicated Blu-ray case featuring original theatrical artwork. A list of bonus features is below, with additional new extras to be announced at a later date.

    The 12 films included in this must-own set are Friday the 13th (1980), Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985), Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986), Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988), Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Jason X (2001), Freddy vs. Jason (2003) and Friday the 13th (Remake) (2009).

    The Friday the 13th Collection (Deluxe Edition) is limited to 13,000 pieces and is available for pre-order now.

    Bonus Features DISC ONE: FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980) -- R-RATED THEATRICAL VERSION
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono -- English SDH
    • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
    • U. S. Theatrical Trailer
    • International Theatrical Trailer ( NEW To The Set)
    • TV Spot ( NEW To The Set)
    • S. Radio Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • K. Radio Spot ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Posters And Lobby Cards Gallery
    DISC TWO: FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980) -- UNCUT VERSION
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
    • NEW Restored Original Mono Track
    • Audio Commentary With Director Sean S. Cunningham, Screenwriter Victor Miller, Actresses Adrienne King And Betsy Palmer, Composer Harry Manfredini, Editor Bill Freda, And Assistant Editor Jay Keuper, Hosted By Peter M. Bracke
    • Fresh Cuts: New Tales From Friday The 13th
    • The Man Behind The Legacy: Sean S. Cunningham
    • Friday The 13th Reunion Panel
    • Lost Tales From Camp Blood -- Part 1
    • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom -- NEW To The Set)
    DISC THREE: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (1981)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
    • NEW Restored Mono Track
    • NEW Slashed Scenes -- The Long-awaited Uncut Gore Footage!
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Actress Amy Steel, Filmmaker Thommy Hutson, And Author Peter M. Bracke
    • NEW My Life With Ginny -- A Conversation With Actress Amy Steel, Moderated By Justin Beahm
    • Inside Crystal Lake Memories: The Book
    • Friday's Legacy: Horror Conventions
    • Lost Tales From Camp Blood -- Part 2
    • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom -- NEW To The Set)
    • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
    • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
    • Radio Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • TV Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Poster And Lobby Cards Gallery
    DISC FOUR: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 (1982)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative For Both The 2-D And 3-D Versions Of The Film
    • NEW Blu-Ray 3-D Version Of The Film (To Watch The 3D version, You Must Have A Fully Capable 3D TV And 3D Blu-ray Player)
    • NEW Restored Mono Track
    • Audio Commentary With Actors Larry Zerner, Paul Kratka, Richard Brooker, And Dana Kimmell
    • Fresh Cuts: 3-D Terror
    • Lost Tales From Camp Blood -- Part 3
    • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom -- NEW To The Set)
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • Radio Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Posters And Lobby Cards Gallery
    DISC FIVE: FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER (1984)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative
    • NEW Restored Mono Track
    • Audio Commentary With Director Joe Zito, Screenwriter Barney Cohen, And Editor Joel Goodman
    • Fan Audio Commentary By Filmmakers Adam Green And Joe Lynch
    • Slashed Scenes With Audio Commentary By Director Joseph Zito
    • Jason's Unlucky Day: 25 Years After Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter
    • The Lost Ending
    • Jimmy's Dead Dance Moves
    • The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part I
    • Lost Tales From Camp Blood -- Part 4
    • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom -- NEW To The Set)
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spot ( NEW To The Set)
    • Radio Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Posters And Lobby Cards Gallery
    DISC SIX: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING (1985)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW Restored Mono Track
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Melanie Kinnaman, Deborah Voorhees, Tiffany Helm, And Author Peter M. Bracke
    • NEW Fan Audio Commentary By Filmmakers Adam Green And Joe Lynch
    • Audio Commentary With Director/Co-screenwriter Danny Steinmann, Actors John Shepherd And Shavar Ross
    • Lost Tales From Camp Blood -- Part 5
    • The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part II
    • New Beginnings: The Making Of Friday The 13th Part V
    • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom -- NEW To The Set)
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Posters And Lobby Cards Gallery
    DISC SEVEN: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES (1986)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW Restored Stereo Track
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Thom Mathews, Vinny Gustaferro, Kerry Noonan, Cynthia Kania, CJ Graham, And Author Peter M. Bracke
    • NEW Fan Audio Commentary By Filmmakers Adam Green, Joe Lynch, And Writer/Director Tom McLoughlin
    • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Tom McLoughlin
    • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Tom McLoughlin, Actor Vincent Guastaferro, And Editor Bruce Green
    • Lost Tales From Camp Blood -- Part 6
    • The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part III
    • Jason Lives: The Making Of Friday The 13th: Part VI
    • Meeting Mr. Voorhees -- Alternate Ending Storyboards
    • Slashed Scenes
    • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom -- NEW To The Set)
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots ( NEW to the Set)
    • Still Gallery
    DISC EIGHT: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD (1987)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW Restored Stereo Track
    • Audio Commentary With Director John Carl Buechler And Actor Kane Hodder
    • Audio Commentary With Director John Carl Buechler And actors Lar Park Lincoln And Kane Hodder
    • Jason's Destroyer: The Making Of Friday The 13th Part VII
    • Mind Over Matter: The Truth About Telekinesis
    • Makeover By Maddy: Need A Little Touch-Up Work, My A**
    • Slashed Scenes With Introduction
    • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom -- NEW To The Set)
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spot ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Poster And Behind-The-Scenes Photos
    DISC NINE: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (1989)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • Audio Commentary With Director Rob Hedden
    • Audio Commentary With Actors Scott Reeves, Jensen Daggett, And Kane Hodder
    • New York Has A New Problem: The Making Of Friday The 13th Part VIII -- Jason Takes Manhattan
    • Slashed Scenes
    • Gag Reel
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Poster And Behind-The-Scenes Photos
    DISC TEN: JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (1993) -- R-RATED THEATRICAL VERSION
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
    • NEW Introduction By Director Adam Marcus
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Poster And Behind-The-Scenes Photos
    • A Look At The Friday The 13 th Prop Museum Book
    DISC ELEVEN: JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (1993) -- UNCUT VERSION
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive With HD Inserts
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Adam Marcus And Author Peter Bracke
    • Audio Commentary With Director Adam Marcus And Screenwriter Dean Lorey
    • NEW Introduction By Director Adam Marcus
    • NEW The Gates of Hell -- An Interview With Director Adam Marcus
    • NEW Jason vs. Terminator -- Adam Marcus On Growing Up With The Cunninghams
    • NEW Über-Jason -- An Interview With Kane Hodder On Playing Jason
    • Additional TV Footage With NEW Optional Audio Commentary With Director Adam Marcus And Author Peter Bracke
    DISC TWELVE: JASON X (2002)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
    • Audio Commentary With Director Jim Isaac, Writer Todd Farmer, And Producer Noel Cunningham
    • NEW Introduction By Kane Hodder
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Writer Todd Farmer And Peter Bracke
    • NEW Outta Space: The Making Of JASON X -- Featuring Interviews With Producers Noel Cunningham And Sean S. Cunningham, Actor Kane Hodder, And writer Todd Farmer
    • NEW In Space No One Can Hear You Scream -- An Interview With Writer Todd Farmer
    • NEW Kristi Is A Headbanger -- An Interview With Actress Kristi Angus
    • NEW Jason Rebooted -- Sean S. Cunningham On Jason Goes To Hell And Jason X
    • The Many Lives Of Jason Voorhees -- A Documentary On The History Of Jason
    • By Any Means Necessary: The Making Of Jason X -- Making-Of/Production Documentary
    • Club Reel
    • Vintage Cast And Crew Interviews
    • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
    • Electronic Press Kit ( NEW To The Set) -- Cast And Crew Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spot ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Posters And Behind-The-Scenes Gallery
    DISC THIRTEEN: FREDDY VS. JASON (2003)
    • Audio: Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX -- English SDH
    • Audio Commentary With Director Ronny Yu, Actors Robert Englund And Ken Kirzinger
    • 21 Deleted/Alternate Scenes, Including The Original Opening And Ending With Optional Commentary By Director Ronny Yu And Executive Producer Douglas Curtis
    • Genesis: Development Hell
    • On Location: Springwood Revisited
    • On Location: Cabin Fever
    • Art Direction: Jason's Decorating Tips
    • Stunts: When Push Comes To Shove
    • Make-up Effects: Freddy's Beauty Secrets
    • Visual Effects Exploration
    • My Summer Vacation: A Visit to Camp Hackenslash
    • Pre-fight press conference At Bally's Casino in Las Vegas
    • Music Video: Ill Nino "How Can I Live"
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
    DISC FOURTEEN: FRIDAY THE 13TH (2009) - R-RATED THEATRICAL CUT & UNRATED KILLER CUT
    • Audio: Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 -- English SDH
    • Terror Trivia Track With Picture-In-Picture Comments From The Cast And Crew
    • Hacking Back/Slashing Forward -- Remembering The Groundbreaking Original Movie
    • The Rebirth Of Jason Voorhees -- A Look At The Making Of Friday The 13th
    • Slashed Scenes
    • The Best 7 Kills
    DISC FIFTEEN: BONUS DISC ONE
    • NEW Crystal Lake Confidential -- An Interview With Producer/Director Sean S. Cunningham
    • NEW Machete Memories -- An Interview With Producer/Director Steve Miner
    • NEW Chicago To Connecticut: The Early Career Of Harry Manfredini -- An Interview With Composer Harry Manfredini
    • NEW The Magic Keyboard -- Harry Manfredini On Scoring Friday The 13th
    • NEW Blood Types -- An Interview With Actor Harry Crosby
    • NEW Once Speared, Twice Shy -- An Interview With Actor Bill Randolph
    • NEW Back To Camp: The Locations Of Friday The 13 th And Friday The 13 th Part 2 Hosted By Michael Gingold
    • NEW It Came From The Vaults -- An Interview With La-La Land Records' Matt Verboys And Michael V. Gerhard And Composer Harry Manfredini
    • NEW Finding Friday: On Location Of The Friday The 13 th Films
    • The Friday the 13 th Chronicles -- An 8-Part Featurette On The First 8 Films
    • Secrets Galore Behind The Gore -- A 3-Part Featurette On The Makeup Effects Of Part 1 , Part 4 And Part 7
    • Crystal Lake Victims Tell All!
    • Tales From The Cutting Room Floor
    • Friday The 13th Artifacts And Collectibles
    • Jason Forever -- Q&A With Ari Lehman, Warrington Gillette, C.J. Graham, And Kane Hodder
    • Legacy Of The Mask
    • Slasher Films: Going For The Jugular
    • The Friday The 13 th Playing Cards Still Gallery
    • Easter Eggs
    DISC SIXTEEN: BONUS DISC TWO
    • Music Video: Alice Cooper The Man Behind the Mask
    • NEW Alice Lives: Alice Cooper And Friday The 13 th Part VI -- A Look At The Music Video The Man Behind The Mask Featuring Interviews With Alice Cooper And Director Jeffrey Abelson
    • NEW Legends Never Die -- Tom McLoughlin At The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
    • NEW Life, Death And Jason Voorhees -- An interview With Director Tom McLoughlin
    • NEW The Road To Crystal Lake -- An Interview With Producer Sean S. Cunningham
    • NEW Faceless Evil -- Sean S. Cunningham And Jason
    • NEW Jason Was Here: Friday The 13 th Part 3 -- 6 Locations Then and Now
    • Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed (2014) -- Including Interviews With Adrienne King And Melanie Kinnaman (80 Minutes)
    • Slice And Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2013) -- Including Interviews With Corey Feldman And John Carl Buechler (78 minutes)
    • Trailer Reel -- All 12 Friday The 13th Trailers In A Row
    • Freddy Vs. Jason Storyboards And Production Galleries
    • Friday The 13 th (2009) Teaser Trailer
    • Friday The 13 th (2009) Theatrical Trailer
    • Friday The 13 th (2009) TV Spots
    • Friday The 13 th (2009) Electronic Press Kit -- Interviews With Cast And Crew, Behind-The-Scenes Footage
    • Friday The 13 th Series Newspaper Ad Still Gallery -- Vintage Newspaper Ads For All 12 Films
    • Easter Egg

     

     

    Shopping: Saw 2...

    2005 USA / Canada horror by Darren Lynn Bousman, once cut in the US, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here16th October 2020

    Saw II is a 2005 USA / Canada horror by Darren Lynn Bousman.
    Starring Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell and Franky G. Youtube linkBBFC link IMDb

    The Theatrical version was cut for a US R rating. The uncut version was released on UK DVD and is Unrated in the US.

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
    • 2020 Lionsgate Home Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th October 2020
    • 2020 Lionsgate Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Jigsaw is back. The brilliant, disturbed mastermind returns for another round of horrifying life-or-death games. When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight more of his victims are already fighting for their lives and now it's time for Matthews to join the game...

     

     

    Shopping: American Horror Project Vol 1...

    Film set just released on UK Blu-ray in a cheaper edition that includes the video nasty The Witch who Came from the Sea


    Link Here15th October 2020

    American Horror Project Vol 1 is a film set

    The Witch who Came from the Sea was briefly banned as a video nasty. The other films have not troubled censors.
    UK: Passed with an aggregate 18 rating:
    • 2020 Arrow Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th October 2020

    The Witch who Came from the Sea is a 1976 US horror by Matt Cimber.
    With Millie Perkins, Lonny Chapman and Vanessa Brown. BBFC link IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Everyone knows the classic American horror films. Night of the Living Dead, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and A Nightmare on Elm Street, to name but a few. But we want to tell you a different story: a story of the unsung heroes of stars-and-stripes terror, films that have remained on the fringes of the genre either through lack of availability or else sheer obscurity. This is where American Horror Project comes in.

    Volume One of this series presents three tales of violence and madness from the 1970s.

    Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (Christopher Speeth, 1973) sees a family arrive at a creepy, dilapidated fairground in search of their missing son, only to find themselves at the mercy of cannibalistic ghouls lurking beneath the park.

    Meanwhile, The Witch Who Came from the Sea (Matt Cimber, 1976), stars Millie Perkins (The Diary of Anne Frank) as a young woman whose bizarre and violent fantasies start to bleed into reality literally.

    Lastly, every parent s worst nightmare comes true in The Premonition (Robert Allen Schnitzer, 1976), a tale of psychic terror in which five-year-old Janie is snatched away by a strange woman claiming to be her long-lost mother.

    Remastered from the best surviving elements and contextualised with extensive supplementary material, American Horror Project proudly presents an alternative history of American horror and film heritage.

    3-DISC SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • 2K restorations of the three features
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original uncompressed mono 1.0 audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newlycommissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
  • MALATESTA S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD
  • Introduction to the film by Stephen Thrower
  • Audio commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith
  • The Secrets of Malatesta an interview with director Christopher Speeth
  • Crimson Speak an interview with writer Werner Liepolt
  • Malatesta s Underground art directors Richard Strange and Alan Johnson discuss the weird, mysterious world of Malatesta s underground
  • Outtakes
  • Draft script (BD-ROM content)
  • Stills gallery
  • THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA
  • Introduction to the film by Stephen Thrower
  • Audio commentary with director Matt Cimber, actress Millie Perkins and director of photography Dean Cundey
  • Tides and Nightmares making-of documentary featuring interviews with Cimber, Parkins, Cundey and actor John Goff
  • A Maiden s Voyage archive featurette comprising interviews with Cimber, Perkins and Cundey
  • Lost at Sea director Matt Cimber reflects on his notorious cult classic
  • THE PREMONITION
  • Introduction to the film by Stephen Thrower
  • Isolated score
  • Audio commentary with director-producer Robert Allen Schnitzer
  • Pictures from a Premonition making-of documentary featuring interviews Schnitzer, composer Henry Mollicone and cinematographer Victor Milt
  • Archive Interview with star Richard Lynch
  • Three Robert Allen Schnitzer short films: Vernal Equinox , Terminal Point and A Rumbling in the Land
  • 4 Peace Spots
  • Trailers and TV spots
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    Shopping: Beyond The Door...

    1974 Italy horror by Ovidio G Assonitis and Robert Barrett just released on UK Blu-ray in a cheaper edition with the uncut Export Version


    Link Here15th October 2020

    Beyond the Door is a 1974 Italy horror by Ovidio G Assonitis (as O Hellman) and Robert Barrett (as R Barrett).
    Starring Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson and Gabriele Lavia. BBFC link IMDb

    Generally released in an uncut Export Version but the film was shortened in the US for its theatrical release.

    The film was shortened in the US after Warner Brothers won a law suit claiming that the film infringed Warner's copyrights over its film The Exorcist. Beyond the Door was shortened to remove the infringing content.

    UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:
    • 2020 Arrow Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Legendary filmmaker Ovidio G. Assonitis, whose Tentacles and Piranha II sought to cash in on the killer fish craze spawned by Jaws, first hit pay dirt in 1974 with Beyond the Door a gloriously bonkers riff on The Exorcist featuring Emmy Award-winning actress Juliet Mills and distinguished British actor Richard Johnson.

    Set against the backdrop of San Francisco, Beyond the Door stars Mills as Jessica Barrett, a young mother who starts to develop strange behaviors whilst pregnant with her third child. Before you can say split pea soup, Jessica is displaying signs of full-blown demonic possession complete with projectile vomiting and fully-rotating head! Could it be that she s carrying the child of the Antichrist himself?

    Described as disgusting, scary trash and maddeningly inappropriate by film critic Roger Ebert and subject to a lawsuit by Warner Bros. (who claimed copyright infringement against a certain William Friedkin film), the devilish denizens at Arrow Video have summoned up this wickedly entertaining popcorn spiller fit for Satan himself!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • 2K restoration of the Uncut English Export Version, released as The Devil Within Her (108 mins)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Archival audio commentary with director/producer Ovidio G. Assonitis and Euro-horror historian Nathaniel Thompson, moderated by Lee Christian
  • Archival audio commentary with star Juliet Mills and filmmaker Scott Spiegel, moderated by film scholar Darren Gross and Lee Christian
  • Archival introduction with Juliet Mills and Lee Christian
  • The Devil and Me an interview with director/producer Ovidio G. Assonitis
  • Barrett s Hell an interview with writer/ cinematographer Roberto D Ettorre Piazzoli
  • Beyond the Music an interview with composer Franco Micalizzi
  • The Devil s Face an interview with camera operator Maurizio Maggi
  • Motels and Devils an audio interview with actor Gabriele Lavia
  • Beyond the Door: 35 Years Later archival featurette including interviews with Ovidio G. Assonitis, Juliet Mills, star Richard Johnson and writer Alex Rebar
  • Richard Johnson: An Englishman in Italy archival featurette
  • Alternate opening titles
  • Trailers, TV and Radio Spots
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
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    Shopping: Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection...

    Film set by Walerian Borowczyk just released on UK Blu-ray, with The Beast having been once banned


    Link Here 14th October 2020

    Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection is a film set by Walerian Borowczyk

    The beast was originally banned by the BBFC.

    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
    • 2020 Arrow Academy Camera Obscura (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th October 2020
    The Beast (La Bęte) is a 1975 French erotic fantasy by Walerian Borowczyk.
    With Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel and Elisabeth Kaza.
    YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    Originally banned by the BBFC. A pre-cut version was then passed X by the GLC. The BBFC allowed a pre-cut video release in 1988 and finally passed the film uncut in 2001. There are now 2 uncut versions A shortened Director's Cut and a less liked Complete Version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: La bete

    Promotional Material

    This ground-breaking collection brings together Walerian Borowczyk s key films from a twenty-five-year period stretching from 1959 through to 1984. This unique release includes five of Borowczyk s provocative feature films: Theatre de Monsieur et Madame Kabal, Goto, l ile d amour, Blanche, Contes Immoraux and La Bęte as well as his ground-breaking short films from this period, in digital high definition restorations approved by the director s widow, Ligia Branice.

    In addition to exclusive documentaries featuring cast and crew, an hour long portrait of Borowczyk is included, featuring the director s musings on painting, animation and sex. Arrow Academy s Walerian Borowczyk Collection is a vital addition to the collection of anyone interested in either world cinema, animation or experimental film.

    5-DISC SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • HD restorations of the five features
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original uncompressed mono 1.0 audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeves featuring Borowczyk s original poster designs and artwork
     
  • THEATRE OF MR AND MRS KABAL
  • The short films Astronauts (1959), The Concert (1962), Grandmother s Encyclopaedia (1963), Renaissance (1963), Angels Games (1964), Joachim s Dictionary (1965), Rosalie (1966), Gavotte (1967), Diptych (1967), The Phonograph (1969), The Greatest Love of All Time (1978) and Scherzo Infernal (1984)
  • Introduction by filmmaker and animator Terry Gilliam
  • Film is Not a Sausage, a documentary about Borowczyk s animated work featuring Borowczyk, producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, assistant André Heinrich and composer Bernard Parmegiani
  • Blow Ups, a visual essay by Daniel Bird about Borowczyk s works on paper
  • Commercials by Walerian Borowczyk: Holy Smoke (1963), The Museum (1964) and Tom Thumb (1966)
     
  • GOTO, ISLE OF LOVE
  • Introduction by artist and Turner Prize nominee Craigie Horsfield
  • The Concentration Universe, a new interview programme featuring actor Jean-Pierre Andréani, cameraman Noël Véry and camera assistant Jean-Pierre Platel
  • The Profligate Door, a new documentary about Borowczyk s sound sculptures featuring curator Maurice Corbet
     
  • BLANCHE
  • Introduction by Schalcken the Painter director Leslie Megahey
  • Ballad of Imprisonment, a documentary about the film featuring producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, assistant director André Heinrich, camera operator Noël Véry and assistant Patrice Leconte
  • Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Walerian Borowczyk, a newly edited archival interview in which Borowczyk discusses painting, cinema and sex
  • Gunpoint, a documentary short by Peter Graham produced and edited by Borowczyk
     
  • IMMORAL TALES
  • Introduction by Borowczyk expert Daniel Bird
  • Love Reveals Itself, a video essay about the film featuring production manager Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin and cinematographer Noël Véry
  • Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Valerian Borowczyk, a newly edited archival interview in which the filmmaker discusses painting, cinema and sex
  • Blow Ups, a visual essay by Daniel Bird about Borowczyk s works on paper
  • Theatrical trailer
     
  • THE BEAST
  • An introduction by film critic Peter Bradshaw
  • Borowczyk s erotic short film Venus on the Half-Shell (1975)
  • The Making of the Beast, an hour-long documentary with rare on-set footage, narrated by cameraman Noël Véry
  • Frenzy of Ecstasy, a visual essay about The Beast s design and the film s unmade sequel
  • Original theatrical trailer
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    Shopping: The Crow...

    1994 USA action fantasy by Alex Proyas, cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here13th October 2020

    The Crow is a 1994 USA action fantasy by Alex Proyas.
    With Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott and Rochelle Davis. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R rating and this cut version has been distributed worldwide since.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Visually stunning and action-packed, this hit movie, based on the comic book series, follows the return from the grave of a young rock guitarist who, along with his fiancée, is brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals. Exactly one year after his death, watched over by a hypnotic crow, he rises to seek revenge. Now, the search is on for a evil crime lord and his band of thugs, who must answer for their crimes. Featuring the final, and critically acclaimed film performance of Brandon Lee.

     

     

    Shopping: P.J...

    1968 USA action mystery drama by John Guillermin, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here12th October 2020

    P.J. (aka New Face in Hell) is a 1968 USA action mystery drama by John Guillermin.
    Starring George Peppard, Raymond Burr and Gayle Hunnicutt. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1968 and cut again for an 'AA' rated release in 1970. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th October 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 6th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    From John Guillermin, the outstanding director of The Blue Max, The Bridge at Remagen, Skyjacked, The Towering Inferno, King Kong and Death on the Nile, comes this thrilling mystery in the tradition of Harper and The Long Goodbye. Down-on-his-luck New York private eye P.J. Detweiler (George Peppard, Newman's Law) takes a bodyguard job to protect Maureen Preble (Gayle Hunnicutt, Marlowe), the mistress of shady millionaire William Orbison (Raymond Burr, Rear Window). P.J. gets in over his head after Orbison's business partner is gunned down and he's framed for the murder. It becomes clear to P.J. that he's been set up and after his release by the authorities, he makes it back to New York to confront the masterminds of the plot. Beautifully shot in CinemaScope by Loyal Griggs (Shane) with a memorably jazzy score by Neal Hefti (Duel at Diablo). The wonderful supporting cast includes Brock Peters (Framed), Wilfrid Hyde-White (The Third Man), Coleen Gray (Kiss of Death), Susan Saint James (Love at First Bite) and Anthony James (High Plains Drifter).

    Special Features:
    -Brand New 2K Master
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Optional English Subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: I Spit On Your Grave...

    1981 US video nasty by Meir Zarchi just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here11th October 2020

    I Spit on Your Grave is a 1981 US revenge film by Meir Zarchi.
    With Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor and Richard Pace. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

    The film was banned as one of the most notable video nasties in 1983. It was unbanned after massive 7m:02s of BBFC cuts for 2001 and 2006 DVD. These cuts were reduced to 2m:54s in 2010, and to 1m:41s for 2020 Blu-ray. Cut in the US for an R rating but MPAA Unrated releases are uncut.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: I Spit On Your Grave

    UK: Passed 18 for sexual violence, sadistic violence, nudity after 1:41s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2020 Kaleidoscope Special Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th October 2020
    • 2020 Kaleidoscope Special Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th October 2020
    The BBFC commented:
    • Company was required to make cuts to scenes of sexual violence in order to remove potentially harmful material.

    Promotional Material

    In 1978, one film changed the face of cinema forever. Long established as one of the most hated, debated and divisive movies of all time, I Spit On Your Grave has been condemned by some as 'vile and depraved', whilst others hail it as a 'misunderstood masterpiece of cinema' and 'the ultimate feminist movie'.

    Now the original X-rated cult classic is back, newly released on double disc special edition, and packed with fresh and exclusive bonus material. Re-experience the phenomenon that shocked and divided the world and influenced an entire genre and generation of film-makers, with Camille Keaton's portrayal of young writer Jennifer Hills, her horrific plans for revenge, and some of the most gruesomely, unforgettable scenes ever captured to film.
    DVD

     

     

    Shopping: I Spit On Your Grave: The Complete Collection...

    Film set just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD still with BBFC cuts


    Link Here9th October 2020
    I Spit On Your Grave: The Complete Collection is a 2020 film set
    Starring Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson and Andrew Howard.

    A long censorship history for this series with 3 of the films currently being cut by the BBFC, although this could be updated with new submissions.

    UK: I Spit on your Grave (1981) was passed 18 after 1:41s of BBFC cuts:
    UK: I Spit on your Grave (2010). The Unrated Version was previously passed 18 for very strong terrorisation, sexual violence and bloody violence after 17 BBFC cuts totalling 43s for:
    UK: I Spit on your Grave 2. The cut R rated version was passed 18 for strong bloody violence and sexual violence which included 27s of BBFC advised cuts:
    UK: I Spit on your Grave 3. Previously passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sex, sexual violence, very strong language:
    UK: I Spit on your Grave Deja Vu. Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, sadistic violence, gore, nudity, very strong language.
    • 2020 Kaleidoscope I Spit On Your Grave Complete Collection (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th October 2020
    • 2020 Kaleidoscope I Spit On Your Grave Complete Collection R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th October 2020

    Reviews

    I Spit on Your Grave is a 1981 US revenge film by Meir Zarchi.
    With Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor and Richard Pace. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    The film was banned as one of the most notable video nasties in 1983. It was unbanned after massive BBFC cuts for 2001 and 2006 DVD. These cuts were reduced to about half in 2010. Cut in the US for an R rating but MPAA Unrated releases are uncut.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: I Spit On Your Grave

    I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 US revenge film by Steven R Monroe.
    With Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson and Andrew Howard. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    The film was cut by the BBFC for all UK releases. It is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but banned in New Zealand.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: I Spit On Your Grave (2010)

    I Spit on Your Grave 2 is a 2013 USA crime horror thriller by Steven R Monroe.
    With Jemma Dallender, Joe Absolom and Yavor Baharov. BBFC link IMDb

    Released in Unrated and R rated versions, with the cut R rated version being released in the UK. A cut TV version was also released in the UK that did not required further BBFC cuts

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: I Spit On Your Grave 2

    I Spit on Your Grave 3 is a 2015 USA crime horror thriller by RD Braunstein.
    Starring Jennifer Landon, Doug McKeon and Gabriel Hogan. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu is a 2019 USA horror thriller by Meir Zarchi.
    Starring Camille Keaton, Jamie Bernadette and Maria Olsen. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Growing Up With I Spit on Your Grave is a 2019 USA documentary by Terry Zarchi.
    Starring Camille Keaton, Meir Zarchi and Gunter Kleemann. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    THE COMPLETE COLLECTION OF CINEMA'S MOST SHOCKING CULT FRANCHISE
    · The original 1978 horror classic: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE
    · The infamous 2010 remake: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE
    · X-rated horror: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2
    · Powerful sequel: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 3: VENGEANCE IS MINE
    · Revenge comes full circle - the final franchise instalment, re-uniting original director Meir Zarchi and star Camille Keaton: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: DEJA VU
    · PLUS official new feature documentary: GROWING UP WITH I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

    Available in the UK as a complete set for the first time, this unique collection is jam-packed with over 7 hours of bonus materials across 6 discs, including exclusive to Blu-Ray audio commentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes and brand new extra footage!

     

     

    Shopping: The Strangers...

    2008 USA horror mystery thriller by Bryan Bertino just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here8th October 2020

    The Strangers is a 2008 USA horror mystery thriller by Bryan Bertino.
    Starring Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler and Gemma Ward. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Strangers

    UK: The Extended Version and Theatrical Version were passed 15 uncut for strong psychological horror, violence and language for:
    • 2020 Second Sight Limited Edition [Theatrical + Extended Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th September 2020
    • 2020 Second Sight Films on Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    A remote getaway for Kristen and James is disturbed by a 4am knock on the door and the terrifying invasion of their home by three masked strangers. At the mercy of the intruders whose motive is unknown, the young couple must fight to survive a night of psychological torment and brutal violence in this 'Home Invasion' classic.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Includes Theatrical Cut and Extended Cut
    • Because You Were Home: a new Interview with Director Bryan Bertino
    • Cutting Moments: a new interview with Editor Kevin Greutert
    • The Fighter: a new interview with Actor Liv Tyler
    • The Pin-Up Girl: a new interview with Actor Laura Margolis
    • The Elements of Terror: interviews with cast and crew
    • Strangers at the Door: interviews with Director Bryan Bertino and cast
    • Deleted Scenes, Theatrical Trailer

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    • Limited Edition of only 3,000
    • Rigid slipcase
    • Soft cover book with new essays by Anton Bitel and Mary Beth McAndrews plus stills and behind-the-scenes images
    • Poster with new artwork

     

     

    Shopping: Monty Python's Meaning Of Life...

    1983 UK comedy by Terry Jones just released on UK Blu-ray in the Theatrical Version


    Link Here7th October 2020

    Monty Python's The Meaning of Life is a 1983 UK comedy by Terry Jones.
    With John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    The Theatrical Version is uncut in the UK. A longer Director's Cut is available in Germany.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong language and sex references:
    • 2020 Fabulous Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th September 2020
    • 2020 Fabulous Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Those six pandemonium-mad Pythons are back with their craziest adventure ever! John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin have returned to explain The Meaning of Life. These naughty Pythons offer the usual tasteful sketches involving favourite bodily parts and functions, the wonders of war, the miracle of birth and a special preview of what s waiting for us in Heaven. Nothing is too sacred for the probing Python crew. After seeing them in action, you ll never look at life in quite the same way again!

    Bonus Features

    Hour Long The Meaning of Monty Python 30th Anniversary Reunion - Eric Idle Introduction

    Hilarious Feature Commentary with Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam - The Snipped Bits 7 Deleted Scenes - Selling The Meaning fo Life- In Your Face Promotional Material Song and Dance Featurette, Alternate Versions of songs, Promotional Material and Much More!

     

     

    Shopping: Hero...

    2002 Hong Kong/China action film by Yimou Zang just released on US DVD in the Theatrical Version


    Link Here6th October 2020

    Hero is a 2002 Hong Kong/China action film by Yimou Zang.
    With Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Maggie Cheung. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended Director's Cut. This release is the theatrical version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

    Promotional Material

    HERO starring martial arts legend Jet Li in a visually stunning martial arts epic where a fearless warrior rises up to defy an empire and unite a nation! With supernatural skill ... and no fear ... a nameless soldier (Jet Li) embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that massacred his people. Now, to achieve the justice he seeks, he must take on the empire's most ruthless assassins and reach the enemy he has sworn to defeat! Acclaimed by critics and honored with numerous awards, HERO was nominated for both an Oscar® (2002 Best Foreign Language Film)and Golden Globe!

     

     

    Shopping: Massacre in Dinosaur Valley...

    1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here5th October 2020

    Massacre in Dinosaur Valley (aka Cannibal Ferox 2) is a 1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini (as Michael E Lemick).
    Starring Michael Sopkiw, Suzane Carvalho and Milton Rodríguez. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 2002 DVD. Less cut for 18 rated home video in 2017, the remaining cuts are for animal cruelty. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There is also a longer Extended Version release in Austria with deleted scenes having been reinserted.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Cannibal Ferox 2

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Severin R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 29th September 2020
    • 2020 Severin R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 29th September 2020

    Promotional Material

    MASSACRE IN DINOSAUR VALLEY - Uncut & remastered in 4k for the first time ever in America!

    It's been called "a rip-roaring riot of Italian exploitation" (DVD Beaver), "a weird cross between ROMANCING THE STONE and CANNIBAL FEROX" (The Video Graveyard) and "pretty damn entertaining, possibly even brilliant" (Blu-Ray.com). Now experience the wildest '80s cannibal movie you've never seen scanned uncut in 4k from the original negative.

    Michael Sopkiw (BLASTFIGHTER, KILLER FISH) stars as a cocky paleontologist who crash-lands into a jungle hell chockfull of fashion models, graphic violence, rampant nudity, and tasty gobs of flesh-chomping mayhem. Marta Anderson (BARE BEHIND BARS) co-stars in this "pure exploitative entertainment at its best" (Sex Gore Mutants) - also released as AMAZONAS and CANNIBAL FEROX II - co-written by the legendary Dardano Sacchetti (THE BEYOND, DEMONS) that B&S About Movies says "delivers on everything it promises, except dinosaurs."

    SPECS:
    Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1.
    Dolby Digital Mono.
    Region: 0.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    Valley Boy - Interview with Actor Michael Sopkiw.
    Lost in Brazil - Interview with Co-Writer Dardano Sacchetti.
    Deleted and Extended Scenes Reel.
    Trailer.
    Italian credits.

     

     

    Shopping: Ivansxtc...

    2000 UK / USA drama by Bernard Rose just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here5th October 2020

    Ivansxtc is a 2000 UK / USA drama by Bernard Rose.
    Starring Danny Huston, Peter Weller and Lisa Enos. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Director's Cut and an extended Producer's Cut

    US: The Director's Cut and the Extended Producer's Cut are MPAA Unrated:
    • 2020 Arrow [Director's + Producer's Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 29th September 2020

    There is also a UK release.

    Promotional Material

    Danny Huston, Peter Weller and Lisa Enos star in this biting satire on the behind-the-scenes of the Hollywood film industry, with all its drink and drug-fuelled excess, from director Bernard Rose (Candyman, Paperhouse).

    Opening with the death of its titular protagonist, ivansxtc goes back in time to chart the final days of hot-shot Tinseltown agent Ivan Beckman Huston) and his fast-paced, wheeler-dealer lifestyle, which will ultimately lead him to an early grave after a shock cancer diagnosis.

    Loosely based on Leo Tolstoy's celebrated 1886 novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich, and featuring a searing performance by Danny Huston at its core and wonderfully sleazy turn from Peter Weller as Ivan s biggest client, ivansxtc is a powerful meditation on life, death and morality set against the glitzy backdrop of La La Land.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Theatrical Cut presented in two versions; the preferred director's version and the producer's version, with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Extended Producer s Cut with Stereo DTS-HD Master Audio, presented for the first time
  • Brand new commentary for the Extended Cut with co-writer/producer/ actor Lisa Enos and filmmaker Richard Wolstencroft
  • Charlotte s Story a brand new documentary on the making of the film from Lisa Enos
  • Q&A with Lisa Enos, director Bernard Rose, actors Danny Huston, Peter Weller and Adam Krentzman from a 2018 screening at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles
  • Archival interviews with Lisa Enos and Bernard Rose from the 2001 Santa Barbara Film Festival
  • Extended Party Sequence Outtakes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Robert JE Simpson
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    Shopping: Maroc 7...

    1967 UK crime thriller by Gerry O'Hara, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here2nd October 2020

    Maroc 7 is a 1967 UK crime thriller by Gerry O'Hara.
    Starring Gene Barry, Elsa Martinelli and Leslie Phillips. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for 'A' rated cinema release in 1966. Running times suggest that PG rated home video releases are the same cut version.

    UK: Passed PG for moderate violence, mild sex references and smoking scenes after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2020 Network RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th September 2020
    • 2020 Network R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th September 2020

    Promotional Material

    This fast-paced '60s crime caper features a star-studded line-up that includes Gene Barry, Elsa Martinelli, Cyd Charisse, Leslie Phillips and Denholm Elliott. Stylishly directed by Gerry O'Hara, Maroc 7 is presented here as a High Definition restoration from original film elements in its original Panavision aspect ratio. Simon Grant blackmails glamorous fashion editor Louise Henderson into including him with her entourage to Morocco when he discovers she is searching for a priceless ancient artefact. But when an eccentric archaeologist contact is found dead, Louise attempts to implicate Grant in his murder!

     

     

    Shopping: Conquest...

    1983 Italy / Spain / Mexico action horror fantasy by Lucio Fulci, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here1st October 2020
    Conquest is a 1983 Italy / Spain / Mexico action horror fantasy by Lucio Fulci.
    Starring Jorge Rivero, Andrea Occhipinti and Conrado San Martín. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1983. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Code Red (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 29th September 2020

    Promotional Material

    A young man, armed with a magical bow and arrows, embarks on a mystical journey through a mythical land to rid it of all evil and joins forces with an outlaw to take down an evil witch bent on claiming the magic bow for evil...

    Special Features and Technical Specs:
    • FULLY REMASTERED IN 2019,
    • Interview with Star Jorge Rivero
    • Banana Man intro with Rivero
    • Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Cruel Jaws...

    1995 Italy / USA action comedy horror by Bruno Mattei just released on US Blu-ray and DVD with 2 versions


    Link Here1st October 2020

    Cruel Jaws (aka Jaws 5) is a 1995 Italy / USA action comedy horror by Bruno Mattei (as William Snyder).
    Starring David Luther, George Barnes Jr and Scott Silveria. IMDb

    Exists as s standard home video version and a Japanese version/Snyder Cut.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Severin [home video + Japanese versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 29th September 2020
    • 2020 Severin [home video + Japanese versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 29th September 2020

    Promotional Material

    CRUEL JAWS - Bruno Mattei's sharksploitation jaw-dropper, plus his extra-violent Japanese cut - on DVD/Blu-ray for the first time in America!

    He defied all laws of good taste and international copyright with SHOCKING DARK and ROBOWAR. He reset the bar for batsh*t crazy ItaloHorror with RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR and HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD. And in 1995, legendary director Bruno Mattei - here as 'William Snyder' - stunned the civilized world with this ultimate sharksploitation saga that liberally borrows characters, plot and footage from Joe D'Amato's DEEP BLOOD and Enzo G. Castellari's THE LAST SHARK (and that's just the tip of a very litigious fin).

    Filmed in South Florida with a cast of now-ashamed unknowns that includes a Hulk Hogan lookalike, experience "the epitome of outrageous thievery cinema" (All Movie) - actually released in some countries as JAWS 5 - now remastered uncut in HD for the first time ever.

    SPECS:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
    Dolby Digital Mono.
    Region: 1.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    The Home Video Version
    'The Snyder Cut'
    The Great White Way - A Study in Sharksploitation with Rebekah McKendry .
    These Things Got Made! ; - Interview with Actor Jay Colligan.
    Trailer. 

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