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Shopping: The Chinese Boxer...

1970 Hong Kong action crime film by Yu Wang, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here6th December 2021
The Chinese Boxer is a 1970 Hong Kong action crime film by Yu Wang.
Starring Yu Wang and Lieh Lo and Ping Wang. BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Presumably uncut for 18 rated Blu-ray in 2021.
UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:

Promotional Material

From the golden age of Kung Fu movies, the legendary Shaw Brothers bring you an action-packed tale of revenge, mayhem and flying fists. When his martial arts school is viciously attacked by a rival gang of Japanese thugs, Lei Ming swears to bring them down with violent justice. Written, starring and directed by Jimmy Wang Yu, The Chinese Boxer (1970) is a fabulously fast-paced feature full of exquisite set-pieces and mind-blowing fight choreography.

A huge influence on the likes of Tarantino's Kill Bill (2003) and Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury (1972) this entertainingly savage story of resilience, skill and a battle against the odds, is one of the first true modern classics of the genre, focussing as it does on physical prowess and athletic proficiency over the more mythical elements of the wuxia era. An undoubted cult classic, this is a must for any serious collector of extreme Asian cinema and martial arts madness.

Extras:

English LPCM Mono 2.0
Mandarin LPCM Mono 2.0
Newly-translated English Subtitles
Commentary with Film journalist Samm Deighan
Open Hand Combat - Interview with Journalist David West
Interview with Actor
'Hammer of God' TV Spot
Reversible sleeve with brand-new artwork from R.P. "Kung Fu Bob" O'Brien & Original Hong Kong poster artwork

 

 

Shopping: Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection...

film set just released on US 4K Blu-ray with 2 of the films once having a history of cuts


Link Here3rd December 2021
Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection is a film set
Starring Harrison Ford

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 US action adventure by Steven Spielberg.
With Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw and Jonathan Ke Quan. Melon Farmers link YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut for a PG rated UK cinema release and home video until 2008. An uncut 12 rated version was released in 2012.

Censorship history

In the US, the film was controversially PG rated. A decision said to have spurred the introduction of the PG-13.

See A Collider article claims that the MPAA decision to introduce the PG-13 rating was more about merchandising to children rather than the content of the movies from collider.com

Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 42: Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 USA action adventure by Steven Spielberg.
With Harrison Ford, Sean Connery and Alison Doody. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The film suffered a trivial cut after the initial cinema release to remove the word 'Jewish'. All release were PG rated until the rating was raised to 12A for 2021 cinema release. The film is PG-13 rated in the US.

Promotional Material

From legendary filmmakers Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, comes one of the greatest movie franchises of all time in 4K Ultra HD. Collected together, all four original Indiana Jones movies have been visually remastered with HDR-10 and Dolby Vision, and state of the art Dolby Atmos for optimum picture and sound quality. Dive into the spectacular stunts and groundbreaking effects with seven hours of special features on one bonus disc. Spanning the globe, on death-defying archeological endeavors, if adventure has a name... it must be Indiana Jones.

 

 

Shopping: The Designated Victim...

1971 Italy crime thriller by Maurizio Lucidi just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here3rd December 2021

The Designated Victim is a 1971 Italy crime thriller by Maurizio Lucidi
Starring Tomas Milian, Pierre Clémenti and Katia Christine BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release. Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.

Summary Notes

A wealthy, decadent count convinces a disillusioned playboy that they shall murder one another's relatives, to get away with the perfect crime. The count murders the playboy's unpleasant wife. Now the playboy finds he cannot keep his end of the bargain, while the police finger him for the murder.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2021 Mondo Macabro [Theatrical + Extended Versions] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 9th November 2021

Promotional Material

THE DESIGNATED VICTIM - The first U.S. release of this dream-like thriller set in the ancient city of Venice.

A disillusioned advertising executive is lured by a decadent Count into a bizarre plot to kill each other's unsavoury relatives. Stefano, a partner in a company that makes high-end commercials, wants to sell his share of the business and move to South America with his girlfriend, Fabienne. However his wife, in whose name the shares are registered, won't agree to the sale. Stefano goes to Venice with Fabienne for the weekend to escape his worries. There he meets the mysterious Count Tiepelo. Hearing of Stefano's business problems the Count tells him about his own brother who is making his life miserable. The Count then makes a startling suggestion - that he will kill Stefano's wife if Stefano kills the Count's brother. More amused than shocked, Stefano laughs off the idea.

Then one day Stefano receives a phone call from the police; his wife had been found strangled and he is the prime suspect. From that moment on Stefano's life becomes a living nightmare as he discovers the true extent of the web the Count has woven around him. Finally, for Stefano, there is only one way out.

With astonishing performances from Tomas Milian and Pierre Clementi, and settings that include a mist-wreathed Venice, a magnificent Lake Como villa and the glitzy world of advertising, THE DESIGNATED VICTIM is a gripping, dream-like thriller that takes us on a trip to hell as Stefano is driven to the very edge of insanity.

Specs:
Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1.
DTS-HD MA 2.0 Stereo .
Region code: All.

Special Features:
Brand new 4k transfer from film negative.
Interview with writer and assistant director Aldo Lado.
Interview with Balthazar Clementi.
Audio commentary by Fragments of Fear (Peter Jilmstad and Rachael Nisbet).
Exclusive extended version.
Alternate scenes.
Trailers.
Mondo Macabro previews. The Venetian setting makes for an unusual and effective backdrop all the way to the memorable, tense climax. Mondo Digital Mondo Macabro has done a great job bringing this underappreciated gem to Blu-ray with a beautiful presentation for the feature and a strong selection of extra features as well. Highly recommended. Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop! The core story always remains gripping, and Clémenti in particular lights up the screen. DC Merryweather, Letterboxd

 

 

Shopping: Giallo Essentials...

3 film set just released on UK Blu-ray with 1 film once cut by the BBFC


Link Here30th November 2021
Giallo Essentials is a 3 film set
There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: An aggregate BBFC 18 rating for:
  • 2021 Arrow Video Giallo Collection (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 8th November 2021
The Possessed (La donna del lago) is a 1965 Italy crime mystery thriller by Luigi Bazzoni and Franco Rossellini.
Starring Peter Baldwin and Salvo Randone and Valentina Cortese. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this film.

The Fifth Cord is a 1971 Italy crime mystery thriller by Luigi Bazzoni
Starring Franco Nero, Silvia Monti and Wolfgang Preiss BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Uncut for X rated cinema release in 1972 but cut for 18 rated VHS in 1988. Later passed 18 uncut for 2019 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
The Pyjama Girl Case is a 1977 Italy/Spain crime mystery thriller by Flavio Mogherini
Starring Ray Milland, Dalila Di Lazzaro and Michele Placido BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this film.

Promotional Material

Alongside the spaghetti western, the giallo is one of the most famous Italian export genres: films steeped in mystery and intrigue, delivered with stylised violence and unforgettable musical themes.

The Possessed (1965) masterfully combines noir, mystery and giallo tropes in a proto-giallo based on one of Italy's most notorious crimes. It tells the story of a depressed novelist (Peter Baldwin) in search of his old flame (Virna Lisi) who has disappeared under suspicious circumstances, prompting an investigation that finds him plunged into a disturbing drama of familial secrets, perversion, madness and murder.

The Fifth Cord (1971) boasts a complex, Agatha Christie-esque plot of investigation into a series of brutal assaults. As the body count rises, whisky swilling journalist Andrea Bild (Franco Nero) finds himself under suspicion, making it all the more imperative he crack the case.

The Pyjama Girl Case (1978), inspired by a real-life case that baffles to this day, takes us to Australia where former inspector Timpson comes out of retirement to crack the case of a young woman, found on the beach, shot in the head, burned to hide her identity and dressed in distinctive yellow pyjamas...

In the first of a multi-volume series of Giallo Essentials these films feature a raft of talent in front and behind the camera with each film restored from the original camera negative and presented with a range of contextualising interviews and featurettes.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 2K restorations of the film from the original camera negative for The Possessed, The Fifth Cord and The Pyjama Girl Case
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of each film
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
  • Rigid box packaging with newly designed artwork by Adam Rabalais in a windowed Giallo Essentials Collection slipcover
  • And much more!

 

 

Shopping: Mothra...

1961 Japan Sci-Fi fantasy thriller by Ishirô Honda just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here30th November 2021
Mothra is a 1961 Japan Sci-Fi fantasy thriller by Ishirô Honda
Starring Furankî Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi and Kyôko Kagawa Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Exists as a longer Japanese version and a shorter US version.

UK: Both version were passed PG uncut for mild violence:
  • 2021 Eureka Entertainment [Japanese + US versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 15th November 2021
  • 2021 Eureka Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon #ad

Promotional Material

One of the most iconic Japanese kaiju, Mothra has appeared in over a dozen feature films. Presented here is her debut, a gloriously vibrant piece of filmmaking that forever changed how kaiju eiga would be produced in Japan.

Following reports of human life on Infant Island, the supposedly deserted site of atomic bomb tests, an international expedition to the heavily-radiated island discovers a native tribe and tiny twin female fairies called "Shobijin" who guard a sacred egg. The overzealous expedition leader kidnaps the Shobijin to exhibit in a Tokyo stage show but soon they summon their protector, hatching the egg and releasing a giant caterpillar. When Mothra arrives in Japan and transforms into her final form, the nation and its people face their destruction.

Psychedelically colourful, with an intelligent, benevolent protector as its lead kaiju, Mothra was radically different to every other monster movie that had come before it, and it remains a classic of the genre to this day. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Ishiro Honda 's Mothra on Blu-ray.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Includes both Japanese and English versions
  • Original audio presentations
  • English subtitles (Japanese version) and English SDH (English version)
  • Audio commentary with film historian and writer David Kalat
  • Audio commentary with authors and Japanese sci-fi historians Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski
  • Kim Newman on 'Mothra' -- an interview with film critic and author Kim Newman on the history and legacy of Mothra
  • Stills Galleries featuring rare archival stills and ephemera
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A collector's booklet featuring an essay by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp ( Midnight Eye ) and an extract from Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski's Ishiro Honda biography

 

 

Shopping: A Clockwork Orange...

1971 UK/USA crime Sci-Fi drama by Stanley Kubrick, once withdrawn by Kubrik, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


Link Here26th November 2021

A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 UK/USA crime Sci-Fi drama by Stanley Kubrick.
Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Never cut or banned by the BBFC but withdrawn from distribution in the UK by Kubrik. It appeared on home video after his death. The film was originally released MPAA X uncut in the US but was cut a year later for an MPAA R rating. The film was re-rated as R uncut for US home video releases.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence and sexual violence for:
  • 2021 Warner Bros Titans of Cult Steelbook R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon #ad released on 1st November 2021
  • 2021 Warner Bros Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon #ad

Promotional Material

This Collector's Set includes: A Clockwork Orange on 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray / Collectable Steelbook case with new artwork / Two unique pins. Stomping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap dancing, violating. Derby-topped hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has a good time - at the tragic expense of others. His journey from amoral dynamic arc of Stanley Kubrick's future-shock vision of Anothony Burgess' novel. Controversial when first released, A Clockwork Orange won New York Film Critics Best Picture and Director awards and earned four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Its power still entices, shocks and holds us in its grasp.

Extra content: Commentary by Malcolm McDowell and Historian Nick Redman / Channel Four Documentary Still Tickin': The Return of Clockwork Orange / New Featurette Great Bolshy Yarblockos!: Making A Clockwork Orange / Career Profile O Lucky Malcolm! [in High Definition] / Theatrical Trailer.

 

 

Shopping: The Guns Of Navarone...

1961 UK/US action adventure drama by J Lee Thompson, maybe censored in the US, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


Link Here26th November 2021

The Guns Of Navarone is a 1961 UK/US action adventure drama by J. Lee Thompson
Starring David Niven, Gregory Peck and Anthony Quinn BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Passed U for 1961 cinema release. Home video release on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray have all been PG rated. Netflix bizarrely changed the rating to 15 in 2021. Some releases have overdubbed the word 'bloody' with 'ruddy'. It is speculated that this applies to a US version but not UK releases.

UK: A restored version with the original use of the word 'bloody' was passed PG uncut:
  • 2021 Sony 60th Anniversary R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 1st November 2021

Summary Notes

A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000.

 

 

Rocky Iv: Rocky Vs. Drago...

Stallone's new Director's Cut is 12A rated for UK cinema release


Link Here22nd November 2021
Rocky IV is a 1985 USA sport drama by Sylvester Stallone.
Starring Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire and Burt Young. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

The BBFC uprated the film from PG to 12A for 2020 cinema release. Director Sylvester Stallone produced a PG-13 rated Director's Cut in 2021, whereas the original was PG rated. The Director's was passed 12A for UK cinema release in 2021.

Summary Notes

Rocky Balboa accompanies his friend Apollo Creed to the ring in a boxing match against a Russian Boxer named Ivan Drago. Drago is too strong for Creed, and unfortunately kills him in his match. Balboa blames himself for Creed's death and is determined to defeat Drago in a boxing match. He gains the help of Creed's former manager, Duke and travels to U.S.S.R. to take on Drago.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 94m
pal: 90m
12AUK: The Director's Cut was passed 12A uncut for moderate violence, bloody images:
  • 2021 cinema release titled Rocky Iv: Rocky Vs. Drago (Director's Cut)

 

 

Shopping: The Damned...

1969 Italy / West Germany drama by Luchino Visconti, once cut in the US, just released on UK Criterion Blu-ray


Link Here16th November 2021

The Damned is a 1969 Italy / West Germany drama by Luchino Visconti.
Starring Dirk Bogarde and Ingrid Thulin and Helmut Griem. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Uncut and X rated for 1969 cinema release and then 18 uncut for UK home video. There is a cut US R rated version but the uncut version has also been MPAA R rated since 2004.

Summary Notes

The power and fortune of the Von Essenbeck family remained intact even when Germany lost the great war and during the depression that followed. Now it's 1934 and the baron has summoned his family to a dinner that also brings a cousin rising in the Nazi party to the great house accompanied by a rising manager at the baron's company. Two little girls recite poetry in the parlor and then play hide-and-seek with their cousin Martin. Suddenly there is a scream. The baron has been shot with their father's gun and the father flees the country.

UK: Passed 18 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong violence and implied sexual abuse:

 

 

Shopping: Deep Red...

1975 Italian Giallo by Dario Argento, once seized and then cut in the UK, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here14th November 2021

Deep Red is a 1975 Italian Giallo by Dario Argento.
With David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi and Gabriele Lavia. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The pre-cert video was seized by police during the Video Nasties panic. BBFC VHS and DVD release up to 2011 were cut for animal cruelty. Uncut since 2011. The film exist as the uncut Directors Cut in Italian and a shortened Export Version in English.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

From Dario Argento, maestro of the macabre and the man behind some of the greatest excursions in Italian horror ( Suspiria , The Bird with the Crystal Plumage ), comes Deep Red -- the ultimate giallo movie.

One night, musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings, Blow Up ), looking up from the street below, witnesses the brutal axe murder of a woman in her apartment. Racing to the scene, Marcus just manages to miss the perpetrator... or does he? As he takes on the role of amateur sleuth, Marcus finds himself ensnared in a bizarre web of murder and mystery where nothing is what it seems...

Aided by a throbbing score from regular Argento collaborators Goblin, Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso and The Hatchet Murders ) is a hallucinatory fever dream of a giallo punctuated by some of the most astonishing set-pieces the sub-genre has to offer.

4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 4K restoration of both the original 127-minute Italian version and the 105-minute export version from the original negative by Arrow Films
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentations of both versions in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring originally and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative
  • Illustrated collector's booklet featuring writing on the film by Alan Jones and Mikel J. Koven, and a new essay by Rachael Nisbet
  • Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards

    DISC 1 (4K ULTRA-HD BLU-RAY) -- DEEP RED: ORIGINAL VERSION
     

  • Restored original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks*
  • Optional lossless 5.1 Italian soundtrack
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by critics Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Archival audio commentary by Argento expert Thomas Rostock
  • Almost three hours of new interviews with members of the cast and crew, including co-writer/director Dario Argento, actors Macha Méril, Gabriele Lavia, Jacopo Mariani and Lino Capolicchio (Argento's original choice for the role of Marcus Daly), production manager Angelo Iacono, composer Claudio Simonetti, and archival footage of actress Daria Nicolodi
  • Italian trailer
  • Arrow Video 2018 trailer
  • Image galleries

    DISC 2 (4K ULTRA-HD BLU-RAY) -- DEEP RED: EXPORT VERSION
     

  • Restored original lossless mono English soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Archival introduction to the film by Claudio Simonetti of Goblin
  • Profondo Giallo -- an archival visual essay by Michael Mackenzie featuring an in-depth appreciation of Deep Red , its themes and its legacy
  • Archival interviews with Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi, Claudio Simonetti and long-time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi
  • US theatrical trailerM

    *The English audio track on this original cut has some portions of English audio missing. English audio for these sections was never recorded for these scenes. As such, they are presented with Italian audio, subtitled in English.

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    Shopping: Deep Red...

    1975 Italian Giallo by Dario Argento, once censored in the UK, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


    Link Here10th November 2021

    Deep Red is a 1975 Italian Giallo by Dario Argento.
    With David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi and Gabriele Lavia. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    The pre-cert video was seized by police during the Video Nasties panic. BBFC VHS and DVD release up to 2011 were cut for animal cruelty. Uncut since 2011. The film exists as the uncut Directors Cut in Italian and a shortened Export Version in English.
    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
    • 2021 Arrow [Italian + Export Versions] R0 4K Blu-ray/(RB) Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon #ad released on 25th October 2021

    Promotional Material

    Description: From Dario Argento, maestro of the macabre and the man behind some of the greatest excursions in Italian horror (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), comes Deep Red -- the ultimate giallo movie.

    One night, musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings, Blow Up), looking up from the street below, witnesses the brutal axe murder of a woman in her apartment. Racing to the scene, Marcus just manages to miss the perpetrator... or does he? As he takes on the role of amateur sleuth, Marcus finds himself ensnared in a bizarre web of murder and mystery where nothing is what it seems...

    Aided by a throbbing score from regular Argento collaborators Goblin, Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso and The Hatchet Murders) is a hallucinatory fever dream of a giallo punctuated by some of the most astonishing set-pieces the sub-genre has to offer.

    4K BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    • New 4K restoration of both the original 127-minute Italian version and the 105-minute export version from the original negative by Arrow Films
    • 4K (2160p) presentations of both versions in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
    • Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring originally and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative
    • Illustrated collector's booklet featuring writing on the film by Alan Jones and Mikel J. Koven, and a new essay by Rachael Nisbet
    • Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative
    • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards
    DISC ONE 4K BLU-RAY: DEEP RED ORIGINAL VERSION
    • Restored original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks*
    • Optional lossless 5.1 Italian soundtrack
    • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
    • New audio commentary by critics Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
    • Archival audio commentary by Argento expert Thomas Rostock
    • Almost three hours of new interviews with members of the cast and crew, including co-writer/director Dario Argento, actors Macha Méril, Gabriele Lavia, Jacopo Mariani and Lino Capolicchio (Argento's original choice for the role of Marcus Daly), production manager Angelo Iacono, composer Claudio Simonetti, and archival footage of actress Daria Nicolodi
    • Italian trailer
    • Arrow Video 2018 trailer
    • Image galleries
    DISC 2 4K BLU-RAY: DEEP RED EXPORT VERSION
    • Restored original lossless mono English soundtrack
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • Archival introduction to the film by Claudio Simonetti of Goblin
    • Profondo Giallo -- an archival visual essay by Michael Mackenzie featuring an in-depth appreciation of Deep Red, its themes and its legacy
    • Archival interviews with Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi, Claudio Simonetti and long-time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi
    • US theatrical trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Steel Dawn...

    1987 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Lance Hool, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here10th November 2021

    Steel Dawn is a 1987 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Lance Hool.
    Starring Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi and Anthony Zerbe. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for the 18 rated 1988 VHS. The BBFC waived its cuts for 2003 15 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    "Whoever controls the water controls the valley," proclaims the evil Damnil in this cult favorite starring Patrick Swayze as Nomad, an ex-soldier roaming the desert wastes of a war-ravaged world. When his mentor is killed before he can take the job of peacemaker in the town of Meridian, Nomad lends the townspeople his fighting skills instead, gaining the trust of war widow Kasha and her son, Jux. But after Damnil learns of a secret water supply flowing under Kasha's farm, his thirst turns truly murderous in this dystopian '80s gem featuring Anthony Zerbe and Brion James.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • Audio Commentary with Director Lance Hool
    • Interview with Screenwriter Doug Lefler
    • Interview with Director of Photography George Tirl
    • Interview with Production Designer Alex Tavoularis and Costume Designer Poppy Cannon-Reese
    • Archival Featurette: Making of Steel Dawn
    • Still Gallery
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Optional English, English SDH, and Spanish subtitles for the main feature

     

     

    Shopping: Scream...

    1996 USA crime horror mystery by Wes Craven, cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


    Link Here4th November 2021
    Scream is a 1996 USA crime horror mystery by Wes Craven.
    With Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb
    Cut in the US for an R rated Theatrical Version. The Director's Cut is uncut but elusive. This release is the Theatrical Version.

    See cuts details in Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 4: Scream

    Summary Notes

    A year after her mother's death, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and her friends started experiencing some strange phone calls. They later learned the calls were coming from a crazed serial killer, in a white faced mask and a large black robe, looking for revenge. His phone calls usually consist of many questions, the main one being: Whats your favorite scary movie? Along with many scary movie trivia, ending with bloody pieces of innocent lives scattered around the small town of Woodsboro.

    UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
    • 2021 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 18th October 2021
    • 2021 Paramount Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon #ad

    Promotional Material

    Neve Campbell leads an all-star cast in this iconic slasher thriller that launched the Scream franchise and breathed new life into the horror genre. After a series of mysterious deaths befalls their small town, an offbeat group of friends led by Sidney Prescott (Campbell) becomes the target of a masked killer. As the body count rises, Sidney and her friends turn to the "rules" of horror films to help navigate the real-life terror they're living in. Also starring Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan and Drew Barrymore. Buckle up for an irresistible killer ride!

    Extras:

    * A BLOODY LEGACY: SCREAM 25 YEARS LATER
    * AUDIO COMMENTARY BY DIRECTOR WES CRAVEN AND WRITER KEVIN WILLIAMSON
    * PRODUCTION FEATURETTE
    * BEHIND THE SCENES
    * Q&A WITH CAST AND CREW

     

     

    Shopping: Dragons Forever...

    1988 Hong Kong action comedy romance by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Corey Yuen just released on UK Blu-ray with 3 versions


    Link Here4th November 2021

    Dragons Forever is a 1988 Hong Kong action comedy romance by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Corey Yuen (co-director).
    Starring Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Biao Yuen. IMDb

    Exists in four variants: an Export version; a Hong Kong Version; a Japanese version which aggregates the Export and Hong Kong versions and adds outtakes to the credits; and a shortened French Version. A 1989 trailer was cut by the BBFC for a 15 rating.
    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
    • 2021 88 Films Steelbook Edition [Hong Kong + International + Japanese versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 18th October 2021
    • 2021 88 Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon #ad

    Promotional Material

    Hotshot lawyer Jackie Lung (Jackie Chan) is hired to defend the owner of a factory which, unbeknownst to him, is the centre of a clandestine narcotics syndicate. He enlists resourceful acquaintances Wong Fei-Hung (Sammo Hung) and Dung Dak-Biu (Yuen Biao) to assist in the case, but loyalties begin to falter when romance blossoms between both sides.
    Limited Edition 2-Disc Steelbook [2000 units only] with brand-new artwork by Thomas Walker
    Features a double-walled full slipcase and poster

    FEATURES (DISC 1)
    * Brand New 4K Remaster of the Original Hong Kong Version [94 mins]
    * Remastered Cantonese Mono with Newly Translated Subtitles
    * Remastered Cantonese 5.1 DTS-HD MA created exclusively for this release with Newly Translated Subtitles
    * Classic English Dub Hybrid Audio [Golden Harvest soundtrack, filled with Fortune Star's for sections not present in export version]
    * [New] Audio Commentary by Hong Kong cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
    * [New] Benny Forever: Interview with Benny "The Jet" Urquidez
    * [New] Discussing Dragons Forever: Interview with David Desser
    * [New] Hong Kong Cinema Forever: Interview with Mike Leeder
    * [New] Working with the Dragons: Interview with Jude Poyer
    * [New] The Legacy of Dragons Forever Featurette with todays actors & martial artists including Troy Sandford, Chris Jones, Ross Boyask, Maria Tran, Mike Leeder, Jean-Paul Ly, Mark Strange, Mike Moeller, George Clarke, Jude Poyer & Steve Lawson
    * Double Jeopardy: An Interview with Brad Allen
    * Beyond Gravity: An Interview with Joe Eigo
    * Kick Fighter: An interview with Andy Cheng
    * Thai Breaker: An Interview with Billy Chow
    * Deleted Scenes
    * End Credits from the Japanese Version
    * Behind the Scenes Footage
    * English Trailer
    * Hong Kong Trailer

    FEATURES (DISC 2)
    * Full CYCLONE Z Cut of the Film [98 mins] [Produced exclusively for the Japanese market, this Cantonese-language version includes two extra scenes and an ending with outtakes]. Newly restored Cantonese Soundtrack in Mono or 5.1 options and newly translated English Subtitles
    * Recreated Export Version of the film [94 mins] [Commissioned by Golden Harvest for international audiences outside Asia] with the Full Classic English Dub and optional English SDH subtitles

    TECHNICAL SPECS
    * Region Code: B
    * Audio: LPCM Stereo / 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
    * Picture: 1080p HD 1.85:1
    * Runtime: 94 mins approx [HK Cut]
    * Runtime: 94 mins approx [International Cut]
    * Runtime: 98 mins approx [Japanese Cut]
    * Language: English / Cantonese
    * Subtitles: English

     

     

    Shopping: Demons + Demons 2...

    double bill by Lamberto Bava, both film once cut by censors, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


    Link Here1st November 2021
    Demons + Demons 2 is a double bill by Lamberto Bava
    Starring Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey and Asia Argento

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Demons is a 1985 Italian horror by Lamberto Bava.
    With Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey and Karl Zinny.
    Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release, VHS and DVD until 2000. Uncut and 18 rated since 2006. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US albeit with soundtrack and dubbing changes, and the removal of product placements.
    Demons 2 is a1986 Italy horror film by Lamberto Bava.
    With David Edwin Knight, Nancy Brilli and Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb
    Uncut by the BBFC, originally 18 rated then reduced to 15 from 2010. Cut in the US for an R rating but the uncut version is released MPAA unrated.

    Promotional Material

    DEMONS (1985): A group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons. DEMONS 2 (1986) A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down.

    LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • New 4K restorations of both films from the original 35mm camera negatives!
    • 4K (2160p) UHD
    • presentations of both films in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
    • Limited edition o-card/slipcover packaging featuring new artwork by Juan José Saldarriaga and Chris MacGibbon
    • Reproduction of the original movie ticket from Demons
    • A special Demons 2 birthday party invitation
    • Included fold-out poster of Demons artwork from Wes Benscoter
    • Reversible cover art
    • 4K UHD All-region playback

    DISC 1 (4K ULTRA HD): DEMONS

  • Two versions of the film: the full-length original cut in English and Italian, and the shorter U.S. version featuring alternate dubbing and sound effects
  • Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English & Italian 5.1/2.0 audio mixes on the original cut derived from the archival audio masters
  • Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 2.0 U.S. theatrical mono audio newly remastered in 2021 by Synapse Films
  • New audio commentary by critics Kat Ellinger and Heather Drain, co-hosts of the Hell's Belles podcast
  • Audio commentary with director Lamberto Bava, SPFX artist Sergio Stivaletti, composer Claudio Simonetti and actress Geretta Geretta
  • Produced by Dario Argento: a new visual essay by author and critic Michael Mackenzie exploring the legendary filmmaker's career as a producer
  • Dario's Demon Days: interview with writer/producer Dario Argento
  • Defining an Era in Music: interview with Claudio Simonetti
  • Splatter Spaghetti Style: interview with long-time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi
  • Carnage at the Cinema: Lamberto Bava and His Splatter Masterpiece
  • Dario and Demons: Producing Monster Mayhem
  • Monstrous Memories: Luigi Cozzi on Demons
  • Profondo Jones: The Critical Perspective
  • Splatter Stunt Rock: interview with Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
  • Stivaletti Q & A at the 2019 UK 'Festival of Fantastic Films'
  • Original Italian and English international theatrical trailers
  • U.S. theatrical trailer
  • Newly translated optional English SDH subtitles for the English version
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian version

    DISC 2 (4K ULTRA HD): DEMONS 2

  • Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 5.1 & Italian 5.1/2.0 audio mixes derived from the original archival audio masters
  • Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 2.0 true stereo theatrical mix remastered in 2021 by Synapse Films
  • New audio commentary by film critic Travis Crawford
  • Bava to Bava: interview with Luigi Cozzi on the history of Italian horror
  • Creating Creature Carnage: interview with Sergio Stivaletti
  • Demonic Influences: Federico Zampaglione Speaks
  • The 'Demons' Generation: Roy Bava discusses a legacy in lacerations
  • The New Blood of Italian Horror featuring Sergio Stivaletti
  • Screaming for a Sequel: The Delirious Legacy of DEMONS 2 with Lamberto Bava
  • A Soundtrack for Splatter: interview with composer Simon Boswell
  • Together and Apart: a new visual essay on the space and technology in DEMONS and DEMONS 2 by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Newly translated optional English SDH subtitles for the English version
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian version
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    Shopping: The Gestapo's Last Orgy...

    1977 Italian prison film by Cesare Canevari, banned in the UK, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here30th October 2021

    The Gestapo's Last Orgy is a 1977 Italian prison film by Cesare Canevari.
    With Adriano Micantoni, Daniela Poggi and Maristella Greco. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Banned in the UK as a Video Nasty. Banned by the BBFC for video release in 2021. Available uncut in the US but there is also a cut version.

    Bannable scenes include girls being dunked in quick-lime, girls fellating pistols and sodomising the commandant with the butt of a whip.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    Still banned in the UK as one of the infamous Video Nasties, in the tradition of The Night Porter, Salon Kitty and Salo only far more depraved comes perhaps the most notorious Nazisploitation epic of them all! Daniela Levy (aka Italian TV presenter and future UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Daniela Poggi) stars as a beautiful young death camp prisoner forced into a nightmare of brutality, torment and sexual degradation. But will a Commandant's vilest urge trigger her ultimate vengeance? Marc Loud (aka Adriano Micantoni of Tomb Of Torture) co-stars in this fetid slice of filth-strudel also known as Last Orgy Of The Third Reich And Caligula Reincarnated As Hitler now presented on Blu-ray for the very first time and restored in 2K From the original negatives.

    Bonus features include: Audio Commentary by Italian Movie Specialists Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thomson, Complete and Uncut, Audio Commentary by Critic And Author Samm Deighan, Brand New 2K Restoration From the Original Camera Negatives, Restored English and Italian LPCM Soundtracks, Newly Translated English Subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: Escape Room 2: Tournament Of Champions...

    2021 US/South Africa action horror thriller by Adam Robitel just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD with 2 versions


    Link Here30th October 2021

    Escape Room 2: Tournament Of Champions is a 2021 US/South Africa action horror thriller by Adam Robitel
    Starring Taylor Russell, Logan Miller and Deborah Ann Woll BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Cut. The film is 15 rated by the BBFC but only MPA PG-13 in the US.

    Summary Notes

    Six people unwillingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive. Joining forces with two of the original survivors, they soon discover they've all played the game before.

    UK: Both version were passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence
    • 2021 Sony [Theatrical + Extended Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 18th October 2021
    • 2021 Sony [Theatrical Version only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 18th October 2021

    Promotional Material

    Escape Room 2: Tournament of Champions is the sequel to the box office hit psychological thriller that terrified audiences around the world. In this installment, six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive... and discovering they've all played the game before.

     

     

    Shopping: Inglourious Basterds -...

    2009 USA/Germany adventure drama war by Quentin Tarantino just released on US 4K Blu-ray


    Link Here28th October 2021

    Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 USA/Germany adventure drama war by Quentin Tarantino.
    With Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger and Eli Roth. IMDb

    The Theatrical and International Versions differ only in using a different mix of spoken language and subtitles, although there is a German variant with a little extra dialogue
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Brad Pitt takes no prisoners in Quentin Tarantino's high-octane WWII revenge fantasy Inglourious Basterds. As war rages in Europe, a Nazi-scalping squad of American soldiers, known to their enemy as "The Basterds," is on a daring mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich.

    Bonus Content:

  • Includes 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a digital copy of Inglorious Basterds (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Features HDR10+ for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color
  • Extended & Alternate Scenes
  • Roundtable Discussion with Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt And Elvis Mitchell
  • The New York Times Talks
  • Nation's Pride - Full Feature
  • The Making of Nation's Pride
  • The Original Inglorious Bastards
  • A Conversation with Rod Taylor
  • Rod Taylor On Victoria Bitter
  • Quentin Tarantino's Camera Angel
  • Hi Sallys
  • Film Poster Gallery Tour with Elvis Mitchell
  • Inglourious Basterds Poster Gallery
  • Trailers
  • Killin' Nazis Trivia Challenge
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    Shopping: Legend...

    1985 USA/UK romance by Ridley Scott just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here28th October 2021
    Legend is a 1985 USA/UK romance by Ridley Scott.
    Starring Tom Cruise and Mia Sara and Tim Curry. BBFC link 2020 IMDb
    Exists in 3 versions. A Director's Cut, A European Version and a shortened US Version.

    Summary Notes

    A demon who seeks to create eternal night by destroying the last of the unicorns and marrying a fairy princess is opposed by the forest boy Jack and his elven allies in this magical fantasy. Two different versions of this picture feature soundtracks by either Tangerine Dream or Jerry Goldsmith.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2021 Arrow Limited Edition [Director's Cut + US Theatrical Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 12th October 2021

    Promotional Material

    This is such stuff as dreams are made of. This is Legend.

    After changing the face of science fiction cinema forever with Alien and Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott turned his visionary eye to the fantasy genre, teaming with writer William Hjortsberg (Angel Heart) to create a breathtaking cinematic fairytale with one of the screen's most astonishingly rendered depictions of Evil. In an idyllic, sun-dappled forest, the pure-hearted Jack (Tom Cruise) takes his true love Princess Lili (Mia Sara) to see a pair of unicorns frolicking at the forest's edge. Little do they know, however, that the Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry, in a remarkable make-up designed by The Thing's Rob Bottin) has dispatched his minions to capture the unicorns and sever their horns so that he may plunge the world into everlasting night. After Lili and the unicorns are taken prisoner, Jack must team with a group of forest creatures and descend into Darkness' subterranean lair to face off against the devilish creature before it is too late.

    Despite a troubled production in which the elaborate full-size forest set was accidentally incinerated and a lengthy post-production that resulted in multiple versions of the film (with competing music scores by Jerry Goldsmith and Tangerine Dream), Legend has since been restored to Scott's original cut and embraced by generations of film fans eager to see a master director's unique vision of a world beyond our imagination.

     

     

    The Phantom Of The Open...

    UK comedy drama cut for a 12A rated cinema release


    Link Here26th October 2021
    The Phantom Of The Open is a 2021 UK comedy drama by Craig Roberts
    Starring Rhys Ifans, Sally Hawkins and Mark Rylance BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    The story of golfer Maurice Flitcroft whose performance at the 1976 British Open Golf Championship made him a legend.

    Exists in 2 versions. The Phantom Of The Open was cut for BBFC 12A rated cinema release in 2021.  The Fantastic Flitcrofts is uncut and BBFC 15 rated for cinema release in 2021.

     

    Versions

    cut
    cut
    cut:  
    run: 103m
    pal: 99m
    12AUK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language:
    • 2021 cinema release titled The Phantom Of The Open

    Cut to reduce strong language.

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    run: 103m
    pal: 99m
    15UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language:
    • 2021 cinema release titled The Fantastic Flitcrofts

     

     

    Shopping: Deadly Friend...

    1986 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Wes Craven just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here26th October 2021

    Deadly Friend is a 1986 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Wes Craven.
    Starring Matthew Labyorteaux and Kristy Swanson and Michael Sharrett. IMDb

    The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating for cinema and VHS. The uncut version turned up for US DVD release in 2005.

    Summary Notes

    Paul Conway and his mother Jeannie Conway travel to a new town where Paul will join the local university invited by Dr. Johanson. They bring the robot BB that was developed by Paul, who is a genius in robotic. Paul befriends the paperboy Tom Toomey and has a crush on his next door neighbor Samantha Pringle, whose abusive alcoholic father Harry Pringle frequently hurts her. One day, Paul, Sam, Tom and BB are playing basketball and the ball fall in the field of their paranoid grumpy neighbor Elvira Parker that does not give it back to the teenagers. In Halloween, Tom convinces Paul to let BB open the padlock of the entrance to her house. However, there is an alarm system and Elvira blows up BB with her shotgun. Then Harry pushes her daughter down the stairs and the doctors let her brain-dead connected to the life support. However Paul convinces Tom to go to the hospital to rescue Sam and then he implants BB's chip into her brain resurrecting Samantha. But will she come back to life ...

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    A lonely teenage genius has two best friends: his remarkable robot and a beautiful girl next door. When tragedy strikes them both, he desperately tries to save them by pushing technology beyond its mortal limits into a terrifying new realm. Like a modern-day Dr. Frankenstein, Paul discovers too late that he has created a rampaging monster.

     

     

    Shopping: The Beast...

    1975 French erotic fantasy by Walerian Borowczyk, once banned, then cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here23rd October 2021

    The Beast ( La Bête) is a 1975 French erotic fantasy by Walerian Borowczyk.
    With Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel and Elisabeth Kaza.
    Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Originally banned by the BBFC for 1978 cinema release. 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.

    US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    Walerian Borowczyk's most notorious film wildly re-works the classic Beauty and the Beast story into an adult fairy tale.

    Bestial dreams interrupt the venal plans of a French aristocrat attempting to save a crumbling mansion by marrying off his deformed son, Mathurin, to a insatiable American heiress, Lucy. Yet Mathurin seems more interested in his horses than in his bride-to-be, and when Lucy finds out about the story of his 18th-century ancestor Romilda's (Sirpa Lane) relationship with the titular beast it sparks to life one of the most outrageous dream sequences in cinema history.

    A huge hit in France that was extensively censored and banned elsewhere, The Beast broke new ground in sensual cinema and remains a truly startling experience even today.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

    • New high definition digital transfer of the uncut 98-minute version
    • Uncompressed Mono 2.0 PCM Audio
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Introduction by film critic Peter Bradshaw
    • The Making of The Beast: camera operator Noel Very provides a commentary on footage shot during the film's production
    • Frenzy of Ecstasy, a visual essay on the evolution of Borowczyk's beast and the sequel that never was, Motherhood
    • The Profligate Door, a documentary about Borowczyk's sound sculptures featuring curator Maurice Corbet
    • Boro Brunch, a reunion meal recorded in February 2014 reuniting members of Borowczyk's crew
    • Commercials by Borowczyk: Holy Smoke (1963), The Museum (1964) and Tom Thumb (1966)
    • Gunpoint, a documentary short by Peter Graham produced and edited by Borowczyk (11:04)
    • Behind Enemy Lines - The Making of Gunpoint (5:16)
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Reversible sleeve featuring Borowczyk's own original poster design
    • Illustrated booklet featuring new writing on the film by Daniel Bird and an archive piece by David Thompson, illustrated with original stills

     

     

    Updated: Scream...

    Extra guts in the UK Trilogy Blu-ray


    Link Here20th October 2021

    Scream is a 1996 USA crime horror mystery by Wes Craven.
    With Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon   BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the "Rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

    The film has generally been released in the Theatrical Version that was cut in the US  for an MPAA R rating. There is an uncut Director's Cut but this has proved elusive.

    Now James has observed that the recent UK Blu-ray Trilogy release contains the Director's Cut. He writes:

    I have the UK blu-ray trilogy from 2020 and it's definitely the director's cut, even if it isn't advertised as such. I've attached pictures of 2 shots that are only in the directors cut.

    scream guts

    Update: Disagreement

    26th October 2021. Thanks to Mark

    Re your article about the recent Scream Trilogy Blu-Ray containing the unrated cut of the first movie. Unfortunately after checking and comparing it to the original release which I also have, they are identical. You only see the aftermath of the first killing and not the actual spilling of the guts.

    And Ramsey also notes that the Trilogy Blu-ray features the cut MPAA R rated version.

     

     

    Shopping: Robotrix...

    1991 Hong Kong Sci-Fi adult comedy by Jamie Luk just released on UK Blu-ray with previous BBFC cuts waived


    Link Here20th October 2021

    Robotrix is a 1991 Hong Kong Sci-Fi adult comedy by Jamie Luk.
    With Amy Yip, Chikako Aoyama and David Wu. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS and again for 2013 DVD. The film was passed 18 uncut for 2021 Blu-ray. The Hong Kong release is Cat III uncut but IMDb notes that the Taiwanese release includes an extra comic plot scene.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong bloody violence, sex, nudity:
    • 2021 88 Films Collector's Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 20th September 2021

    Promotional Material

    From the heady days of early 90s Hong Kong exploitation cinema comes Robotrix, a hi-octane, fast and furious science fiction romp, packed with glorious action sequences and bonkers plotlines. When evil inventor Ryuichi Sakamato (Chung Lin) transfers his mind into that of a powerful cyborg, he becomes a murderer and rapist. But when one of his victims, Police officer Selena Lin (Chikako Aoyama) becomes super robot Eve-27, she teams up with android sidekick Ann (Amy Yip) and together they seek to bring the criminally insane scientist to justice.

    Like a crazy mix of The Terminator (1981), The Power Rangers and of course, Robocop (1987) Robotrix, combines the mad doctor movie with extreme martial arts to deliver a sexy, seductive, bionic tale of lust and violence given a uniquely Asian futuristic spin.

    LIMITED EDITION FEATURES

    Rigid slipcase with brand new artwork by R.P. "Kung Fu Bob" O'Brien
    Double-Sided Foldout Poster featuring new artwork and original HK poster
    6 Replica Lobby Cards
    80-page perfect-bound book including an interview with director Jamie Luk, an interview Robotrix actor Vincent Lyn, Robotrix versus censorship by Matthew Edwards, and VHS Cat III Cinema boom of the 90s by Tim Murray
    Video Introduction with Director Jamie Luk
    English LPCM Mono 2.0
    Cantonese LPCM Mono 2.0 with English Subtitles
    Cantonese LPCM Mono 2.0 with English SDH
    Audio Commentary with Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
    Scenes From the Alternative Version
    English Language Titles
    Hong Kong Trailer
    English Trailer
    Reversible sleeve with original Hong Kong poster art

     

     

    Extract: Scissors at dawn...

    Daily Telegraph film critic asks if the BBFC is being too strict over 18 ratings for The Last Duel and Last Night in Soho


    Link Here18th October 2021
    The Last Duel is a 2021 USA drama by Ridley Scott
    Starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

    Passed BBFC 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong bloody violence

    Last Night in Soho is a 2021 UK horror mystery thriller by Edgar Wright
    Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie and Diana Rigg BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    In acclaimed director Edgar Wright's psychological thriller, Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.

    Passed BBFC 18 uncut for strong bloody violence

    The Telegraph film critic Robbie Collin has written questioning whether the BBFC are being too strict in the 18 rating for the Last Due and Last Night in Soho:

    Borrowing from Kurosawa's Rashomon, Scott depicts the events leading to the duel from his three protagonists' very different perspectives, a narrative device that comes into its own in the depiction of the rape itself. For Driver, the attack is a transaction: he sees something he wants and takes it, while assuming his victim accepts on some deep level this is just how things work. To Comer, it is unthinkably traumatising, but also chillingly banal. The fundamental horror of Driver's actions isn't couched in striking camera angles or lurid stylistic flourishes.

    It's what developmental psychologists might describe as a teachable moment: the scene lays bare the mechanisms of sexual violence so frankly that you sense it could give its audience a greater understanding of the subject. But alas, one particular group that might especially benefit -- older teenage boys -- has been prevented from seeing it in the first place.

    A few days later, the same classification was handed down to Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho: another film that addresses sexual violence in ways that could be instructive -- as opposed to scarring -- for younger viewers.

    ...

    But for Scott's and Wright's films to be made out of bounds to every member of a demographic for whom the issues they address might hold particular pertinence feels like the opposite of good moral sense. Understanding often follows discomfort: in fact, the discomfort is often what makes the understanding stick.

     

     

    Jules And Jim...

    A classic old French film is the latest film to be uprated by the BBFC


    Link Here18th October 2021
      Jules And Jim is a 1962 France romance by François Truffaut
    Starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre BBFC link 2020 IMDb
    There are no cuts issues with this release. The BBFC rating was originally 'X' in 1962, and then PG from 1991 until to 2008. BBFC have just increased the rating to 12A over new sensitivities about discrimination and sex references.

    Summary Notes

    In pre-WWI Paris, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French), fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. When they meet again in Germany after the war, Catherine starts to love Jim - This is the story of three people in love, a love that doesn't affect their friendship, and about how their relationship evolves with the years.

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    run: 106m
    pal: 102m
    12AUK: Passed 12A uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for discrimination, moderate bad language, sex references:
    • 2021 cinema release titled Jules Et Jim

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    run: 105:56s
    pal: 101:42s
    PG 1980UK: Passed PG uncut for mild language, sex references and brief drug reference:
    • 2008 cinema release titled Jules Et Jim
    • 2006 Cinema Club video titled Jules Et Jim
    UK: Passed PG uncut:
    • 2002 Tartan Video Ltd video titled Jules Et Jim
    • 1993 Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd VHS titled Jules Et Jim
    • 1991 cinema release titled Jules Et Jim
    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    run: 106:00s
    pal: 101:46s
    X pre 1970UK: Passed X (16) uncut:
    • 1962 cinema release

     

     

    Shopping: Alone in the Dark -...

    1982 USA horror thriller by Jack Sholder, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here18th October 2021

    Alone in the Dark is a 1982 USA horror thriller by Jack Sholder.
    Starring Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence and Martin Landau. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Uncut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1982. However BBFC cuts were required for 18 rated VHS in 1987. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    At a secluded mental institution, Dr. Bain (Donald Pleasence) maintains order while electricity fuels the asylum's hi-tech security system that keeps the nearby neighborhoods safe from menaces like Frank Hawkes (Jack Palance) and "Preacher" (Martin Landau). Meanwhile a new doctor, Dan Potter (Dwight Schultz), arrives in town with his family, but the inmates don't take kindly to his presence and believe he has killed off their former therapist. Suddenly a power outage leaves the town in chaos...and now the maniacs are free to roam the streets and hunt down the man they believe has invaded their lives. With the area quickly descending into riots and chaos, the innocent few must fight for their lives when they're left terrified, cornered and alone in the dark!

     

     

    Shopping: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers...

    1989 US horror thriller by Dominique Othenin-Girard, cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


    Link Here18th October 2021

    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers is a 1989 US horror thriller by Dominique Othenin-Girard
    Starring Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut in the US to obtain an MPAA R rating. The same cut version was passed 18 for all UK releases since.

    Note that extras on this release include the long-Lost Alternate Opening Sequence Featuring The Appearance Of Dr. Death and snippets Of Gore Cut To Obtain An R-Rating.

    Summary Notes

    It's one year later after the events of Halloween 4. Michael survives the shootings and on October 31st he returns with a vengeance. Lurking and stalking, Jamie, Rachel, and Rachel's friends, Michael forms a plan to lure Jamie out of the children's hospital where events lead up to the confrontation at the Myers house. Halloween 5 is a dark, thrill ride that will scare the heck out of you!

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2021 SHOUT! FACTORY Collector's Edition R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 5th October 2021

    Promotional Material

    After lying in a coma for a year, Michael Myers awakens and stalks his way back to his hometown with the intent again on killing his niece, Jamie (Danielle Harris), who has been confined to a mental institution since Michael's last attempt to slay her. Suspecting a psychic link between Michael and Jamie, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence) attempts to stop Michael's latest rampage.

    Bonus Features DISC ONE (4K UHD):

    • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
    • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
    • Audio Commentary With Actor Don Shanks And Author Justin Beahm
    • Audio Commentary With Director Dominique Othenin-Girard And Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman
    DISC TWO (BLU-RAY):
    • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
    • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
    • Audio Commentary With Don Shanks And Justin Beahm
    • Audio Commentary With Dominique Othenin-Girard, Danielle Harris, And Jeffrey Landman
    • NEW Long-Lost Alternate Opening Sequence Featuring The Appearance Of Dr. Death
    • NEW Extra Snippets Of Gore Cut To Obtain An R-Rating
    • NEW "Of Darkness And Shadows -- The Cinematography of Halloween 5 " -- An Interview With Cinematographer Robert Draper
    • "Inside Halloween 5 "
    • "Dead Man's Party -- The Making Of Halloween 5 " -- A Two-part Featurette
    • "On The Set: Behind-The-Scenes Footage"
    • Horror's Hallowed Grounds -- A Look At The Original Filming Locations
    • Halloween 5 Original Promo
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • NEW Newspaper Ad Still Gallery By Drive-In Asylum
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    Shopping: Onibaba...

    1964 Japan horror drama by Kaneto Shindô, once banned by the BBFC, just released on Criterion US Blu-ray


    Link Here15th October 2021
    Onibaba is a 1964 Japan horror drama by Kaneto Shindô.
    Starring Nobuko Otowa and Jitsuko Yoshimura and Kei Satô. IMDb

    Banned by the BBFC for 1965 cinema release. Later cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1968. Uncut and BBFC 15 rated for UK home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2021 The Criterion Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 5th October 2021

    Promotional Material

    Deep in the windswept marshes of war-torn medieval Japan, an impoverished older woman and her daughter-in-law murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for the most meager of sustenance. When a bedraggled neighbor returns from battle, lust, jealousy, and rage threaten to destroy the trio's tenuous existence, before an ominous, ill-gotten demon mask seals their horrifying fate. Driven by primal emotions, dark eroticism, a frenzied score by Hikaru Hayashi, and stunning images both lyrical and macabre, the chilling folktale Onibaba by Kaneto Shindo conjures a nightmarish vision of humankind's deepest desires and impulses.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
     
  • - Restored high-definition transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • - Audio commentary from 2001 featuring director Kaneto Shindo and actors Kei Sato and Jitsuko Yoshimura
  • - Interview from 2003 with Shindo
  • - On-location footage shot by Sato
  • - Trailer
  • - PLUS: An essay by film critic Elena Lazic, a 2001 director's statement by Shindo, and a version of the Buddhist fable that inspired the film
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    Shopping: A Clockwork Orange...

    1971 UK/USA crime Sci-Fi drama by Stanley Kubrick, once withdrawn by the director, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


    Link Here12th October 2021

    A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 UK/USA crime Sci-Fi drama by Stanley Kubrick.
    Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Never cut or officially banned by the BBFC but withdrawn from distribution in the UK by Kubrik. It appeared on home video after his death. The film was originally released MPAA X uncut in the US but was cut a year later for an MPAA R rating. The film was re-rated as R uncut for US home video releases.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence and sexual violence for:

    Promotional Material

    This 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition includes: A Clockwork Orange on 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray / Blu-ray Bonus Disc featuring Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures and O Lucky Malcolm! Documentaries / 32-page booklet / Double-sided Poster / Set of 3 Art Cards / Behind the scenes stills / Newspaper prop replica. Stomping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap dancing, violating. Derby-topped hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has a good time - at the tragic expense of others. His journey from amoral dynamic arc of Stanley Kubrick's future-shock vision of Anothony Burgess' novel. Controversial when first released, A Clockwork Orange won New York Film Critics Best Picture and Director awards and earned four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Its power still entices, shocks and holds us in its grasp.

    Extra content: Commentary by Malcolm McDowell and Historian Nick Redman / Channel Four Documentary Still Tickin': The Return of Clockwork Orange / New Featurette Great Bolshy Yarblockos!: Making A Clockwork Orange / Career Profile O Lucky Malcolm! [in High Definition] / Theatrical Trailer.

     

     

    Shopping: DEMENTIA 13...

    1963 US thriller by Francis Ford Coppola just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo in the Director's Cut


    Link Here9th October 2021

    Dementia 13 is a 1963 US thriller by Francis Ford Coppola.
    With William Campbell, Luana Anders and Bart Patton. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Two extra scenes shot by Jack Hill were added for the Theatrical Version. This version was cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1963. The uncut Theatrical Version was BBFC 15 rated for home video. The two Jack Hill scenes were removed in the Director's Cut which was also 15 rated by the BBFC.

    There is also a gimmicky optional prologue running 6 or 7 minutes where a psychology doctor tests the audience to see if they are stable enough to watch the film.

    Summary Notes

    Shocked by the death of her spouse, a scheming widow hatches a bold plan to get her hands on the inheritance, unaware that she is targeted by an axe-wielding murderer who lurks in the family...

    US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2021 Artisan / Lionsgate (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 21st September 2021
    • 2021 Artisan / Lionsgate Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon #ad

    Reviews

    • See review from hd-report.com : " We're not sure exactly how long Coppola's original cut was, but it was likely close to this new 69-minute version -- now available in a Director's Cut for the first time "

     

     

    Shopping: The Dungeon Of Andy Milligan Collection...

    A film set by Andy Milligan just released on US Blu-ray with plenty of example of historic cuts


    Link Here9th October 2021

    The Dungeon Of Andy Milligan Collection is a film set by Andy Milligan
    Starring Various

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    ''DURING THE '60S I WOULD GO TO SEE ONE OF MY DOUBLE BILLS ON 42ND STREET. IT WAS INTERESTING. YOU SEE GLOSSY MILLION-DOLLAR HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS AND THEY'RE BORING. NONE OF MY FILMS ARE. THEY MAY BE TACKY OR CRUDELY MADE, BUT THEY'RE NEVER DULL!'' -- Andy Milligan

    Severin Films proudly presents the cranium-cleaving collection devoted to writer/actor/director Andy Milligan on 8 Blu-rays featuring 14 surviving films from his NYC and London years, 10+ hours of trailers, outtakes, interviews & audio commentaries, a bonus CD and an all-new 128-page book by Stephen Thrower that explores the profane madness behind it all.

    SPECIAL FEATURES / CONTENTS

    DISC ONE: THE GHASTLY ONES
    • BRAND NEW MASTER OF THE FILM STRUCK FROM A 35MM RELEASE PRINT
    • Audio Commentary with Actor Hal Borske and Filmmaker Frank Henenlotter
    • Audio Commentary with CineFear.com's Keith Crocker
    • Partial Audio Commentary with Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray
    • Trailer
    • BLOOD RITES Alternate Title Sequence
    • Ghastly & Depraved -- Interview with Marketing Wiz Samuel M. Sherman
    • Trailer for Lost Milligan Film DEPRAVED!
    • Talk Of The Trade -- Interview with Early Milligan Actress Natalie Rogers
    • The Filthy Five -- One German Language Reel of Lost Milligan Film
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Runtime: 72 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    DISC TWO: THE BODY BENEATH
    • NEW 2K RESTORATION FROM THE 16MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • Audio Commentary with Film Scholars Vic Pratt and Will Fowler
    • Trailer
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Runtime: 82 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    DISC TWO: NIGHTBIRDS
    • NEW 2K RESTORATION FROM THE 16MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • Audio Commentary with Actor Berwick Kaler & Film Scholar Stephen Thrower
    • Trailer
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Runtime: 77 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    DISC THREE: TORTURE DUNGEON
    • NEVER-BEFORE RELEASED DIRECTOR'S CUT OF THE FILM
    • BRAND NEW RESTORATION FROM THE UNCENSORED 16MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • Audio Commentary with Milligan Historian Alex Disanto
    • Trailer
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Runtime: 80 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    DISC THREE: BLOODTHIRSTY BUTCHERS
    • BRAND NEW RESTORATION FROM THE UNCENSORED 16MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • Trailer
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Runtime: 79 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    DISC FOUR: THE CURSE OF THE FULL MOON/THE RATS ARE COMING! THE WEREWOLVES ARE HERE!
    • NEW RESTORATIONS FROM THE ORIGINAL 16MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • Two versions: the original unreleased director's cut, filmed in 1969 as Curse of the Full Moon , and the 1972 cinema release
    • The World of Andy Milligan -- Locations Featurette Narrated by Temple of Shlock's Chris Poggiali
    • Trailer
    • The Curse of the Full Moon Specs: Runtime 73 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    • The Rats are Coming! The Werewolves are Here!: Runtime: 92 minutes
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    DISC FIVE: MAN WITH TWO HEADS
    • NEVER-BEFORE RELEASED DIRECTOR'S CUT OF THE FILM
    • BRAND NEW RESTORATION FROM THE UNCENSORED 16MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • Party Sequence -- Alternate Version
    • Trailer
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Runtime: 89 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    DISC FIVE: GURU, THE MAD MONK
    • NEWLY RESTORED FROM A 35MM RELEASE PRINT HELD AT THE AMERICAN GENRE FILM ARCHIVE (AGFA)
    • Two presentations of the film: in 1.85.1 and 1.33.1 ratios
    • Audio Commentary with CineFear.com's Keith Crocker
    • Remembering Andy Milligan -- Interview with Set Photographer Tom Vozza
    • Trailer
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Runtime: 56 minutes
    DISC SIX: LEGACY OF BLOOD
    • NEWLY RESTORED FROM A SURVIVING 35MM PRINT SUPPLIED BY PRODUCER JEN LANE
    • TWO VERSIONS : Legacy of Blood (Never Before Released Theatrical Cut) / Legacy of Horror (TV Cut)
    • Blood or Horror -- Interview with Executive Producer Ken Lane
    • Legacy of Chris -- Interview with Actor Chris Broderick
    • TV Spot
    • Legacy of Blood Specs: Runtime: 77 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
    • Legacy of Horror Specs: Runtime: 83 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    DISC SEVEN: FLESHPOT ON 42ND STREET/SEEDS OF SIN
    • 4K RESTORATION OF FLESHPOT ON 42N STREET COMPLETED BY VINEGAR SYNDROME
    • 4K RESTORATION OF SEEDS OF SIN COMPLETED BY VINEGAR SYNDROME
    • 4K RESTORATION OF VAPORS COMPLETED BY VINEGAR SYNDROME (1965, 32 min)
    • Trailer
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    DISC EIGHT: CARNAGE/BLOOD
    • NEW RESTORATION OF CARNAGE FROM THE ORIGINAL 35MM CAMERA NEGAITVE
    • NEW MASTER OF BLOOD FROM A 35MM RELEASE PRINT
    • Toga Party (1971) - The 70s were tough for William Mishkin Motion Pictures. The company would often try to reap as much profit from their tepid offerings by making titles available in R, X, and XXX versions. HOT TIMES became the hotter MY EROTIC FANTASIES while THE SLASHER did the rounds as PENETRATION. This practice is not unheard of in the exploitation world in an effort to squeeze every possible cent off films which failed to find an audience first time round.
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    DISC NINE: CD DISC
    • The Bearded Lady's Wake CD -- Electronic Music by Frequent Milligan Collaborator Hal Borske
    BONUS: BOOK
    • Andy Milligan's Venom - ALL NEW 128-page Book by Stephen Thrower

     

     

    Shopping: The Crocodile Dundee Trilogy...

    film set just released on US Blu-ray with 2 film once cut by the BBFC


    Link Here7th October 2021
    The Crocodile Dundee Trilogy is a film set
    Starring Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski
    Both films were once cut for category by the BBFC
    US: Crocodile Dundee is cut and MPAA PG-13 rated:
    US: Crocodile Dundee II is uncut and MPAA PG rated:
    • 2021 Paramount Crocodile Dundee Trilogy (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 21st September 2021
    Crocodile Dundee is a 1986 Australia comedy adventure by Peter Faiman.
    Starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski and John Meillon. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    The shortened Internal Version was cut for strong language. This was released in the UK without further cuts for a 15 rated cinema release in 1986. However BBFC category cuts were required for 15 rated VHS. These video cuts were waived for the DVD release of the International Version.

    Crocodile Dundee II is a 1988 Australia / USA action comedy adventure by John Cornell.
    Starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski and John Meillon. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for PG rated cinema release in 1988 and VHS release in 1989. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

     

     

    Shopping: Suburbia...

    1983 USA thriller by Penelope Spheeris, still cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here5th October 2021

    Suburbia is a 1983 USA thriller by Penelope Spheeris.
    Starring Chris Pedersen and Bill Coyne and Jennifer Clay. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Animal cruelty was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1985 and 15 rated DVD in 2003. The BBFC uprated the certificate for the still cut Blu-ray release in 2021 over its elevated concerns about sexual assault. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 18 for sexual assault after 10s of BBFC cuts for animal cruelty:
    • 2021 101 Films Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 20th September 2021

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents Penelope Spheeris' searing drama Suburbia (1983), title 021 on the 101 Films Black Label. Starring real-life punks rather than trained actors, and featuring live performances from punk bands D.I., T.S.O.L. and the Vandals, Suburbia is an authentic and compassionate study of the Los Angeles punk rock scene in the early 1980s, and a bleak indictment of the American suburban experiment. Extras include a brand new, 30-minute interview with director Penelope Spheeris.

    Evan and his younger brother leave their broken home in an attempt to escape their alcoholic mother. They fall in with "The Rejected" (aka T.R.), a group of punks who live as squatters in an abandoned shack by the side of the highway. With the T.R.s, the boys find a new family. But their new family will be tested when they become the target of "Citizens Against Crime," a group of unhappy suburbanites.

    EXTRAS:

    • Interview with director Penelope Spheeris (NEW)
    • Limited edition booklet: Includes Punks in Suburbia by John Towlson and Before Suburbia: Gangs on Film by Barry Forshaw
    • Commentary with director Penelope Spheeris
    • Commentary with director Penelope Spheeris, producer Bert Dragin and actor Jennifer Clay
    • Still Gallery
    • TV Spots
    • Trailers

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    run: 94m
    pal: 90m
    MPAA RUS: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    BBFC cut
    compulsory BBFC cuts
    cut: 10s
    run: 94:50s
    pal: 91:02s
    sub: 95:00s
    18

    15

    UK: Passed 18 for sexual assault after 10s of BBFC cuts for animal cruelty:
    • 2021 101 Films Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray

    UK: Passed 15 for moderate nudity and violence, and drug use after 10s of compulsory BBFC cuts:

    • 2003 Prism Leisure Corp PLC video
    The BBFC commented:
    • Cuts required to remove sight of dogs being tripped by wires, in accordance with BBFC Policy on animal cruelty and the provisions of the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937.
    BBFC cut
    compulsory BBFC cuts
    cut: 28s
    run: 94:25s
    pal: 90:38s
    18UK: Passed 18 after 28s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 1986 Vestron Video International VHS

     

     

    Shopping: A Clockwork Orange...

    1971 UK/USA crime Sci-Fi drama by Stanley Kubrick, once banned, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


    Link Here1st October 2021

    A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 UK/USA crime Sci-Fi drama by Stanley Kubrick.
    Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Never cut or banned by the BBFC but withdrawn from distribution in the UK by Kubrik. It appeared on home video after his death. The film was originally released MPAA X uncut in the US but was cut a year later for an MPAA R rating. The film was re-rated as R uncut for US home video releases.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Summary Notes

    Protagonist Alex is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programed to detest violence. If he goes through the program his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating.

     

     

    Shopping: Dementia 13...

    1963 US thriller by Francis Ford Coppola set for UK Blu-ray release on 15th November 2021 in the Director's Cut


    Link Here30th September 2021

    Dementia 13 is a 1963 US thriller by Francis Ford Coppola.
    With William Campbell, Luana Anders and Bart Patton. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

    Two extra scenes shot by Jack Hill were added for the Theatrical Version. This version was cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1963. The uncut Theatrical Version was BBFC 15 rated for home video. The two Jack Hill scenes were removed in the Director's Cut which was also 15 rated by the BBFC.

    There is also a gimmicky optional prologue running 6 or 7 minutes where a psychology doctor tests the audience to see if they are stable enough to watch the film.

    The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to edit some of the gore from the murder scenes, including the decapitation, and various shots of dead bodies. The cuts were restored in all later UK prints.

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong violence:
    • 2021 Lionsgate Home Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 15th November 2021
    • 2021 Lionsgate Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon #ad

    Promotional Material

    Presented in a high-definition director's cut, Francis Ford Coppola's Dementia 13 is quintessential gothic horror, wrapped in the twisted mysteries of a family's deepest, darkest secrets.

    A widow deceives her late husband's mother and brothers into thinking he's still alive when she attends the yearly memorial to his drowned sister, hoping to secure his inheritance. But her cunning is no match for the demented, axe-wielding thing roaming the grounds of the family's Irish estate in this cult favorite featuring Patrick Magee and Luana Anders.

    Extras:

    Introduction by Francis Ford Coppola
    Audio Commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola
    Prologue (Dementia 13 Test)

     

     

    Shopping: Duel To The Death...

    1983 Hong Kong action drama by Siu-Tung Ching, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here30th September 2021

    Duel To The Death is a 1983 Hong Kong action drama by Siu-Tung Ching
    Starring Norman Chu, Damian Lau and Flora Chong-Leen Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1998. Then cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2005. The BBFC cuts were to remove all shots of shuriken (4 blade throwing star).

    UK: Previously passed 18 for strong violence:
    • 2021 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 20th September 2021

    Promotional Material

    Every ten years, a duel is held between the finest Japanese and Chinese martial artists to determine whose Swordsmanship is superior. During the Ming Dynasty, as the next duel approaches, the chosen candidates are caught in the middle of a battle between Ninjas and Shaolin monks. Only a Duel to the Death will settle the countries' conflicts and stop the bloodshed.

    Known for his classic film, A Chinese Ghost Story, as well as for directing Tsui Hark's the Swordsman saga, this debut feature from director Ching Siu-tung is filled with dazzling visuals and astonishing martial arts choreography (also by Ching Siu-tung, who would later choreograph the action sequences for Zhang Yimou's acclaimed wuxia triptych; Hero, House of Flying Daggers, and Curse of the Golden Flower ), Duel to the Death comes to Blu-Ray for the first time in the UK from a brand new 2K restoration.

    SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY CONTAINS

    • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a new 2K restoration from the original film elements
    • Original Cantonese audio
    • Optional English dubbed audio
    • Optional English Subtitles, newly revised for this release (including correct translations for the Japanese characters, incorrect on all previous English language releases of the film)
    • Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
    • An Interview with Manfred Wong -- an extensive interview with the screenwriter, covering his involvement in Duel to the Death and his illustrious and varied career in the Hong Kong entertainment industry
    • Duel Identity -- Archival interview with actor Norman Chui Siu-keung
    • Flora Cheung on Duel to the Death -- Archival interview with actress Flora Cheung
    • Alternate English credits
    • Stills galleries including rare production stills, artwork, and ephemera
    • Trailers
    • PLUS: A LIMITED-EDITION collector's booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver; and a reprint of Frank Djeng's original liner notes from the US laserdisc release

     

     

    Shopping: Children of the Corn...

    1984 US horror film by Fritz Kiersch, cut for the MPAA, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


    Link Here1st January 1970

    Children of the Corn is a 1984 US horror film by Fritz Kiersch.
    With Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton and R.G. Armstrong. Melon Farmers linkYoutube link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Some horror was cut for the US theatrical version which is the only version released. No BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rating applicable to all UK releases to date.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    From the mind of celebrated horror author Stephen King, the man behind such classic terror tales as The Shining, Carrie, and It, comes one of his most chilling offerings yet. Linda Hamilton (The Terminator) and Peter Horton (Thirtysomething) star as a young couple who find themselves lost on the backroads of Nebraska, eventually winding up in the seemingly deserted town of Gatlin. But the town is far from empty. As the couple soon discover, it is inhabited by a twisted cult of murderous children, thirsty for another blood sacrifice... Available for the first time ever in Ultra High Definition, Arrow Video is proud to present a brand new 4K restoration of the film that launched one of the most enduring horror franchises of all time. Children of the Corn... they're an adult nightmare!

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