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Shopping: The Oblong Box...

1969 UK horror by Gordon Hessler, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here30th September 2022

The Oblong Box is a 1969 UK horror by Gordon Hessler.
Starring Vincent Price and Christopher Lee and Rupert Davies. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1969 cinema release. The cuts persisted onto VHS but released uncut on DVD since 2008. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Promotional Material

Coffins, blood and live corpses! A gasping, gnawing, heart-stopping evil lies buried in The Oblong Box. Do you dare unearth its wrath? Vincent Price (The Raven, Twice Told Tales) and Christopher Lee (The Crimson Cult, House of the Long Shadows) are at their terrifying best as a plantation owner with a shocking family secret...and a wealthy doctor desperate to continue his morbid experiments on human flesh in Edgar Allan Poe's (The Tomb of Ligeia) classic tale of the living dead! Price returns to his English manor from an African trip with his mad, mutilated brother and buries his chained-up sibling alive. When the body is exhumed, the madman--somehow still alive--begins a systematic search for vengeance. Co-written, produced and directed by horror great Gordon Hessler (Scream and Scream Again, Cry of the Banshee) with top-notch cinematography by John Coquillon (Straw Dogs, The Wilby Conspiracy).

Special Features:
-Audio Commentary by Film Historian Steve Haberman
-Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee - Narrated by Vincent Price
-Radio Spots
-Theatrical Trailer
-Optional English Subtitles

 

 

Shopping: Massacre at Central High...

1976 US horror thriller by Rene Daalder just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


Link Here30th September 2022

Massacre at Central High is a 1976 US horror thriller by Rene Daalder
Starring Derrel Maury, Andrew Stevens and Robert Carradine IMDb

Uncut in the US and UK. There also exists an unauthorised Italian Version with sex scene inserts.

Summary Notes

A high school transfer student, pushed to the edge by a trio of brutal bullies, resorts to murder to reclaim the school from oppression, and later turns against the students wanting to fill the vacuum of their oppressors.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2022 Synapse Limited Edition Steelbook (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon #ad released on

Promotional Material

When new student David (Derrel Maury) arrives at Central High, he discovers that it is lorded over by a gang of bullies who rule the school through intimidation and violence. David's friend Mark (Andrew Stevens, THE FURY) encourages him to join this dominant clique, but instead David stands up for their victims, and the gang cripples him in retaliation. Soon David begins taking steps to end their reign of terror permanently, setting in motion an explosive cycle of killing that may not end until no one is left to graduate! Co-starring Robert Carradine (REVENGE OF THE NERDS), Kimberly Beck (FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER), and Rainbeaux Smith (LEMORA: A CHILD'S TALE OF THE SUPERNATURAL), MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH is the startling American debut of Dutch writer/director Renee Daalder.

While packing in all the sex and violence that drive-in audiences demanded, Daalder also delivers a potent allegory about fascism and power structures in a high-school world where adults are absent. A cult and critical favorite since its 1976 release (and an evident influence on the classic HEATHERS), MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH now makes its long-awaited restored and remastered BLU-RAY and DVD debut, so you can study Daalder's classic like never before and educate yourself with all-new special features!

Special Features: High-definition 1080p remaster scanned, transferred and supervised by director Renee Daalder Audio interviews by Mike White ('The Projection Booth' Podcast), featuring interviews with cast members Andrew Stevens, Robert Carradine, Derrel Maury and Rex Steven Sikes Audio interview with director Renee Daalder, conducted by writer/horror historian Michael Gingold HELL IN THE HALLWAYS: The Making of "Massacre at Central High" -- New "making of" documentary Theatrical trailer, TV spot, radio spot and still gallery Collectible booklet featuring liner notes by Michael Gingold Newly translated removable English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Steelbook combo-pack i

 

 

Shopping: Friday the 13th...

1980 US slasher by Sean S Cunningham just released on US 4K Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here27th September 2022
Friday the 13th is a 1980 US slasher by Sean S Cunningham.
With Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and Jeannine Taylor. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 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.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Promotional Material

The terrifying first FRIDAY THE 13TH that launched the iconic horror movie franchise comes to 4K UHD! The thrills start when the new owner, and several young counselors, gather to reopen Camp Crystal Lake. Years ago, a young boy named Jason Voorhees drowned, and a series of vicious murders occurred thereafter. Despite locals' warnings that the place has a "death curse," the new crew continues to relaunch the camp. One by one, they find out how unlucky Friday the 13th can be as they are stalked by a violent killer. For those who dare for an extended scare, both the "Unrated" and theatrical cuts are included.

 

 

Shopping: Twice Told Tales...

1963 US horror romance by Sidney Salkow, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here25th September 2022
Twice Told Tales is a 1963 US horror romance by Sidney Salkow
Starring Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot and Brett Halsey BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1963 cinema release. Uncut and 12 rated for 2015 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

A Terrifying Trilogy of Passion, Poison and Possession! It's spine-tingling terror--in triplicate! Virtuoso of horror Vincent Price (The Raven, The Tomb of Ligeia) dials up the depravity in this spellbinding trilogy of Nathaniel Hawthorne's (The Scarlet Letter) chilling classics! Dripping with demented genius, poisonous plants, oozing blood and a corpse in a wedding gown, Twice-Told Tales spins three gripping, diabolical nightmares of madness, mayhem and murder most foul. Price stars in all three stories, including "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment," about a scientist who finds the fountain of youth...and lives to regret it; "Rappaccini's Daughter," the twisted tale of a demented father whose love for his daughter turns poisonous; and "The House of the Seven Gables," the ghostly legend of an ancient cursed family who lived for power...and died for greed. The stellar cast includes Sebastian Cabot (The Time Machine), Brett Halsey (Return of the Fly), Beverly Garland (Chicago Confidential) and Joyce Taylor (13 Frightened Girls!).

Special Features:
-Audio Commentary by Film Historians Richard Harland Smith and Perry Martin
-"Trailers From Hell" with Mick Garris
-Theatrical Trailer
-Optional English Subtitles

 

 

Shopping: The Funhouse...

1981 US video nasty by Tobe Hooper just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here21st September 2022
The Funhouse is a 1981 US horror by Tobe Hooper
With Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson and Jeanne Austin. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon   BBFC link 2020   IMDb
Uncut for an X rated 1981 cinema release. Bizarrely banned as a video nasty on 1983 VHS but later passed 18 uncut for 1987 VHS. Passed 15 uncut for VHS. Uncut in the US.

Although the 1987 UK CIC video release was uncut in terms of violence it ran around 3 minutes shorter than the cinema version, and the differences appeared to be some dialogue and narrative edits. It contained the scenes of reefer smoking which were missing from some later Film Four showings.

Summary Notes

Four teenagers visit a local carnival for a night of innocent amusement. They soon discover, however, that there is nothing innocent or amusing there at all.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Promotional Material

Director Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Lifeforce) pays affectionate tribute to various classic horror movies in this tale of two teenage couples who spend the night in a sleazy carnival funhouse.

On her first date with Buzz (Cooper Huckabee, True Blood), Amy (Elizabeth Berridge, Amadeus) disobeys her father and goes to the carnival with Richie (Miles Chapin, Hair) and Liz (Largo Woodruff, The Ladies Club)...but their first date may end up as their last. After witnessing a murder, the four terrified teens are trapped in the maze of the Funhouse and stalked by a real monster: a horribly deformed killer who lurks among the freakish exhibits to butcher them one by one! Also starring Sylvia Miles (Midnight Cowboy) and Kevin Conway (Invincible) in three roles, The Funhouse features special makeup designs by the ingenious Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, Ed Wood).

Bonus Content:
  • 4K Scan from the Original Camera Negative
  • Audio Commentary with Director Tobe Hooper Moderated by Filmmaker Tim Sullivan
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Interviews with Actors Miles Chaplin and Wayne Doba
  • Audio Commentary with Tobe Hooper Moderated by Tim Sullivan
  • The Barker Speaks! - An Interview with Actor Kevin Conway
  • Something Wicket This Way Comes - Interview with Executive Producer Mark L. Lester
  • Carnival Music - Interview with Composer John Beal
  • Audio Interview with Actor William Finley
  • Additional Scenes Added to the Network Television Broadcast Version
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots

 

 

Shopping: Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell...

1974 UK Hammer horror by Terence Fisher, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here19th September 2022
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell is a 1974 UK horror film by Terence Fisher
With Peter Cushing, Shane Briant and Madeline Smith. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Then further cut for a US R rating. All home video version were cut to some extent until 2014 when an uncut restored version was released
UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong gore, horror for:

Promotional Material

The finale to Hammer's Frankenstein cycle features a young Doctor who is interned in the asylum where Baron Frankenstein supposedly perished after being found experimenting on stolen corpses. In the asylum he meets the mysterious Doctor Victor and gradually comes to realise that Frankenstein is alive and well and continuing his work.

Special Features

  • Main feature presented in original UK theatrical aspect ratio 1.66:1 and alternative full frame1.37:1
  • New audio commentary by film academic Kat Ellinger
  • Archive audio commentary by Shane Briant, Madeline Smith and Marcus Hearn
  • An Appreciation of Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell by David Huckvale
  • The Music of Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell
  • Taking Over the Asylum
  • Charming Evil: Terence Fisher at Hammer
  • Stills Gallery

Limited Edition Contents

  • Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • Soft cover book with new essays by Kevin Lyons, Kelly Robinson and Emma Westwood plus production stills
  • 5 collectors' art cards

 

 

Shopping: Drive...

1997 USA action comedy adventure by Steve Wang just released on UK 4K Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here19th September 2022
Drive is a 1997 USA action comedy adventure by Steve Wang.
Starring Mark Dacascos, Kadeem Hardison and John Pyper-Ferguson. BBFC link 2020Melon Farmers link IMDb

The original version was shortened for theatrical release. The longer original version was later released as a Director's Cut. Initially both variants were 18 rated by the BBFC but the Director's Cut was downrated to 15 in 2011. In the US the Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated, whilst the Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated.

Summary Notes

A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut:
UK:
The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut;
  • 2022 88 Films [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 29th August 2022
  • 2022 88 Films [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th August 2022

 

 

Tad The Lost Explorer And The Curse Of The Mummy...

2022 Spain children's cartoon by Enrique Gato is the latest film suffering BBFC category cuts for cinema release


Link Here 16th September 2022
Tad The Lost Explorer And The Curse Of The Mummy is a 2022 Spain animation comedy by Enrique Gato
Starring Óscar Barberán, (voice), Luis Posada, (voice), Michelle Jenner and (voice) BBFC link 2020 IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema release in 2022.

Summary Notes

Tad accidentally unleashes an ancient spell endangering the lives of his friends: Mummy, Jeff and Belzoni. With everyone against him and only helped by Sara, he sets off on an adventure, in order to put an end to the curse of the Mummy.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA PGUS: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

 

BBFC cut
cut:
run: 89:03s
pal: 85:29s
UUK: Passed U for very mild threat, violence, rude humour, language after BBFC cuts:
  • 2022 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

The distributor chose to make changes to the film to achieve their preferred U category. Mild bad language ('crap') was removed.. An uncut PG classification was available.

 

 

Shopping: Righting Wrongs...

1986 Hong Kong action comedy by Corey Yuen just released on US Blu-ray with 4 versions


Link Here16th September 2022

Righting Wrongs is a 1986 Hong Kong action comedy by Corey Yuen
Starring Biao Yuen, Cynthia Rothrock and Melvin Wong BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The film exists in 4 versions. The original Hong Kong cut, Righting Wrongs, an English language version called Above the aw. A Singapore cut and an Integral version including all existing material. There are 4 alternative endings. The BBFC cut the English language version for 18 rated VHS but the 2022 Bu-ray release is uncut.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Vinegar Syndrome [English + Hong Kong + Singapore Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 30th August 2022

Promotional Material

Earnest prosecutor Jason Ha (Yuen Biao) had always toed the line, but that ended when mobsters took out a key witness and his entire family. Ha tracked down one of the assassins responsible and delivered his own justice-but he'd have another challenge when indomitable inspector Cindy Si (Cynthia Rothrock) was handed oversight of the situation. Intense Hong Kong actioner co-stars Melvin Wong, Wu Ma, Roy Chiao, and Corey Yuen (who directed).
  • 95 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Cantonese; Subtitles: English; audio commentary;
  • 100 min. Mandarin -language cut;
  • 92 min. English-language "Above the Law" cut;
  • bonus documentary "The Best of Martial Arts Films" (1990);
  • featurettes;
  • image gallery;
  • theatrical trailers.
  • Three-disc set.=

 

 

Shopping: Faceless...

1987 France/Spain horror thriller by Jesús Franco, once cut in Canada, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


Link Here16th September 2022

Faceless is a 1987 France/Spain horror thriller by Jesús Franco
Starring Helmut Berger, Brigitte Lahaie and Telly Savalas IMDb

Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. The film was cut in the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia.

Summary Notes

A model named Barbara Hallen has disappeared and her father gets private detective Sam Morgan to go to Paris to find his daughter. Barbara's trail leads Morgan to a plastic surgery clinic owned by Dr. Flamand. Morgan's investigation reveals the horrifying secret behind the Doctor's miracle cures which is blood and organs taken from kidnapped young women. As Morgan's investigation closes witnesses are eliminated one by one, each in a more horrible way.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Severin R0 4k/(RA) Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon released on 30th August 2022
  • 2022 Severin (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th August 2022

Promotional Material

For his 1988 big-budget EuroSleaze classic inspired by EYES WITHOUT A FACE, director Jess Franco brought together an international all-star cast - including Helmut Berger (THE DAMNED), Brigitte Lahaie (THE FEMALE EXECUTIONER), Chris Mitchum (SUMMERTIME KILLER), Stéphane Audran (COUP DE TORCHON), Caroline Munro (MANIAC) and Telly Savalas - for a glossily depraved tale of disfigurement, dismemberment, libidinous brutes, Nazi surgeons, Parisian discos, face-ripping, throat-stabbing, eyeball-piercing and what may be Uncle Jess' most rewardingly ambiguous ending ever. Anton Diffring (CIRCUS OF HORRORS) and Florence Guérin (CALIGULA & MESSALINA) co-star - with appearances by Howard Vernon (THE AWFUL DR. ORLOFF) and Lina Romay - in this unapologetically graphic shocker, now scanned for the first time in 4K from the original negative with all-new Special Features.

 

 

Shopping: Maniac...

1980 US serial killer horror by William Lustig, once notably banned and later cut, set for uncut UK Blu-ray release on 24th October 2022


Link Here14th September 2022

Maniac is a 1980 US serial killer horror by William Lustig.
With Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro and Abigail Clayton. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The Uncut Unrated Theatrical Version is preferred over the shortened Director's Cut. Once Banned by the BBFC, then released later with cuts in 2002 and then uncut in 2022. The film was also cut in the US for an R Rating.
UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

Promotional Material

Following the disturbing story of blue-collar serial killer Frank (Joe Spinell), William Lustig's violent slasher movie has become a cult classic in the ranks of the horror film fandom. In a plot which weaves in elements of Peeping Tom and Taxi Driver this early 80s horror fully delivers both a chilling character study and a gory exploitation piece.

Dark, grimy and oppressively claustrophobic Maniac remains a firm favourite and an unmissable shocker. Presented here fully uncut for the first time ever from a stunning new 4K Restoration.

Extras:

Limited Edition Slipcase
Limited Edition Booklet
4K Restoration in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
DTS-HD MA 7.1 Re-mix
DTS-HD MA 2.0 Original Audio
Optional English SDH
Audio Commentary with Producer/Director William Lustig and Producer Andrew Garroni
Audio Commentary with Producer/Director William Lustig, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom
Savini, Editor Lorenzo Marinelli, and Joe Spinell's Assistant Luke Walter
Audio Commentary by the Hysteria Continues
MANIAC Outtakes
Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig
Anna and the Killer -- Interview with Star Caroline Munro
The Death Dealer -- Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini
Dark Notes -- Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway
Maniac Men -- Interview with Songwriters Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky
The Joe Spinell Story
Mr. Robbie: Maniac 2 Promo Reel
MANIAC Publicity
MANIAC Controversy
Theatrical Trailers
TV Spots
Radio Spots
Reversible Sleeve with new artwork by Joel Robinson and Original Poster Artwork

 

 

Shopping: Benedetta...

2021 France/Belgium/Netherlands historical romance by Paul Verhoeven, controversial in the US, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


Link Here14th September 2022

Benedetta is a 2021 France/Belgium/Netherlands historical romance by Paul Verhoeven
Starring Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling and Daphne Patakia BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Uncut and 18 rated by the BBFC and Irish Film Classification Office. The film was released MPA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong sex, nudity, bloody violence.

Controversy

A lesbian nun thriller that features a sex scene that has been slammed by US Catholic groups who have claimed it as 'appalling and blasphemous'. The film was released in Ireland on Good Friday, 2022. A scene which features a statue of Virgin Mary being used as a sex toy has been particularly criticised.

Promotional Material

From renowned provocateur Paul Verhoeven (Elle, Basic Instinct), BENEDETTA is a subversive erotic drama based on the true story of a 17th century nun entangled in a forbidden lesbian affair. Virginie Efira stars as the titular Benedetta, a nun whose religious fervor begins to manifest in increasingly sensual and violent visions of Jesus. These hallucinations arouse the suspicions of Charlotte Rampling's shrewd abbess, Sister Felicita, whose distrust grows when a farm girl called Bartolomea (Daphné Patakia) enters the convent seeking refuge, and quickly develops an attraction to Benedetta. Premiering at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Verhoeven's intoxicating latest is a transgressive and alluring look at faith, power and religion, and is every bit as scandalous as you would expect from the controversial filmmaker.

 

 

Shopping: The Mummy...

1959 UK horror by Terence Fisher just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here14th September 2022

The Mummy is a 1959 UK horror by Terence Fisher
With Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Yvonne Furneaux. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

No BBFC cuts for cinema release (after script approval that is). For some reason the US Version is a couple of minutes longer and has been used for home video releases.

Summary Notes

In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally bring the mummified body of her High Priest back to life. Three years later back in England a follower of the same Egyptian religion unleashes the mummy to exact grisly revenge on the despoilers of the sacred past.

UK: The US Version was passed PG uncut for:

Promotional Material

In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally bring the mummified body of her high priest back to life. Three years later back in England a follower of the same Egyptian religion unleashes 'The Mummy' to exact grisly revenge on the despoilers of the sacred past.

Special Features

  • Main feature presented in original UK theatrical aspect ratio 1.66:1 and alternative full frame1.37:1
  • New audio commentary by film academic Kelly Robinson
  • Archive audio commentary by Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby
  • An Appreciation of The Mummy by David Huckvale
  • The Music of The Mummy
  • Unwrapping The Mummy
  • The House of Horror: Memories of Bray
  • The Hammer Rep Company
  • Original Promo Reel
  • Stills Gallery

Limited Edition Contents

  • Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • Soft cover book with new essays by Kat Ellinger, Lindsay Hallam and Kevin Lyons plus production stills
  • 4 collectors' art cards

 

 

Shopping: The Playbirds...

1978 UK sex comedy by Willy Roe, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here11th September 2022

The Playbirds is a 1978 UK sex comedy by Willy Roe.
Starring Mary Millington, Glynn Edwards and Gavin Campbell. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1978. The same version was released on 18 rated home video.

Summary Notes

Two detectives are drawn into the world of porn, while investigating murders of centrefolds...

UK: he cut cinema version was passed 18 without further cuts for strong sex and nudity and sexualised violence:

Promotional Material

Britain's most famous erotic actress, Mary Millington, stars as a policewoman who goes undercover in the secret world of porn to find out who is stalking and killing glamour models. Expect nothing to stay undercover for very long in this raunchy British classic!

Extras " Ten Million Dirty Words (brand new featurette about Harry Knights, the Nottingham-based porn writer who helped create Mary s image). Confessions of a Photographer (new interview with George Richardson, the photographer who snapped Mary topless at 10 Downing Street) Response (8mm softcore short film, 1974) Audio commentary by biographer Simon Sheridan and director Willy Roe."

 

 

Shopping: Come Play With Me...

1977 UK sex comedy by George Harrison Marks, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here11th September 2022

Come Play with Me is a 1977 UK sex comedy by George Harrison Marks.
Starring Irene Handl, Alfie Bass and George Harrison Marks. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. The cuts have persisted to all releases since. There is also an unreleased hardcore version of the film.
UK: The cut cinema version was passed 18 for strong sexualised nudity:

Promotional Material

Britain's greatest sex symbol, Mary Millington, makes you an offer you can't refuse as she and a gaggle of other beautiful girls set up a health farm. What she has in mind can't be good for you - but at least you'll die smiling! A true British erotic classic!

Extras In Bed with Josie Harrison Marks (new interview with Josie Harrison Marks, the daughter of Come Play With Me s director George Harrison Marks). Sex Is My Business (8mm softcore short film, 1975) 8mmillington Documentary (compilation of the tamer sequences from Mary s hardcore 8mm films) New Come Play with Me audio commentary by biographer Simon Sheridan and actress Sue Longhurst Come Play with Me original 1977 trailer

 

 

Spider-man: No Way Home...

Released in a More Fun Stuff version


Link Here7th September 2022
Spider-man: No Way Home is a 2021 US/Iceland action adventure by Jon Watts
Starring Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended More Fun Stuff Version. Both were rated MPAA PG-13 in the US. Both were 12A/12 rated by the BBFC.

In the US: Rated PG-13 for sequences of action/violence, some language and brief suggestive comments

Summary Notes

With Spider-Man's identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 156:44s
pal: 150:28s
12AUK: The More Fun Stuff Version was passed 12A uncut for moderate violence, threat:
  • 2022 cinema release

 

 

Shopping: Righting Wrongs...

1986 Hong Kong action comedy by Corey Yuen set for UK Blu-ray release on 24th October 2022 with 3 versions


Link Here7th September 2022

Righting Wrongs is a 1986 Hong Kong action comedy by Corey Yuen
Starring Biao Yuen, Cynthia Rothrock and Melvin Wong BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The film exists in 4 versions. The original Hong Kong cut, Righting Wrongs, an English language version called Above the aw. A Singapore cut and an Integral version including all existing material. There are 4 alternative endings. The BBFC cut the English language version for 18 rated VHS but the 2022 Bu-ray release is uncut.
UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
  • 2022 88 Films Collector's Edition [English + Hong Kong + Singapore + Integral versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 24th October 2022

Promotional Material

Lawyer Ha Ling-Ching (Yuen Biao), fed up with the failings of the justice system and the way it allows criminals off the hook, vows to take the law into his own hands after a key witness and his entire family are murdered. However, his plans are soon complicated when he finds hotshot detective Cindy Sze (Cynthia Rothrock) on his tail.

Shot throughout with intrigue and action, this slick Hong Kong thriller rattles along magically in a satisfyingly explosive manner. In this DELUXE presentation, Righting Wrongs is a must for all serious collectors of martial arts mayhem.

INCLUDES
  • Slipcase with brand-new artwork from Sean Longmore
  • Double-sided foldout Poster
  • 6 Replica Lobby Cards
  • 80-page perfect-bound book featuring exclusive interview with Karen Sheperd and new writing on the film by Matthew Edwards + selected archive materials
  • Reversible sleeve with original Hong Kong poster artwork
DISC 1
  • New 2K Remaster of the Hong Kong Cut [96 minutes]
  • Cantonese-language Hong Kong Theatrical Mix with English subtitles* and SDH
  • Cantonese-language Japan Theatrical Mix with English subtitles* and SDH [features rare ending Cantonese narration]
  • Cantonese Home Video Remix with English subtitles* and SDH
  • English 5.1
DISC 2
  • New 2K Remaster of the English "ABOVE THE LAW" Cut - English with SDH [92 mins]
  • New 2K Remaster of the Singapore Cut - Mandarin with English subtitles* and SDH [100 mins]
  • ULTIMATE CUT a newly produced ULTIMATE CUT, a version of the film prepared exclusively for this release that combines footage from the Hong Kong and Singapore cuts to present a hypothetical "complete" version with four possible endings. [105 mins - 106 mins approx] with English subtitles*
  • Ultimate Cut Ending Randomiser
  • Newly-translated English Subtitles

Extras

  • [New] Frank Djeng Commentary [HK cut]
  • [Archive] Cynthia Rothrock Tai Seng Commentary [HK cut]
  • [New] Cynthia Rothrock Interview
  • [New] Cynthia Rothrock Scene-specific Commentary
  • [New] Peter Cunningham Interview
  • [New] Peter Cunningham Scene-specific Commentary
  • [New] Mike Leeder and Arne Venema Commentary
  • [Archive] The Vigilante: An Interview with Yuen Biao
  • [Archive] Action Overload: An Interview with Cynthia Rothrock
  • [Archive] From the Ring to the Silver Screen: An Interview with Peter Cunningham
  • Rare alternate "Ladies Man" ending
  • Hong Kong Trailer
  • English Trailer
  • Tai Seng Reconstruction Trailer

 

 

Shopping: Deathstalker and Deathstalker 2...

Double bill by James Sbardellati, Jim Wynorski, with the sequel previously being cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here7th September 2022

Deathstalker & Deathstalker 2 is a double bill by James Sbardellati, Jim Wynorski
Starring Rick Hill, Richard Brooker and John Terlesky

UK: Deathstalker was passed 18 uncut for sexualised nudity, sexual violence, strong violence :
UK: Deathstalker II was passed 18 uncut for sexual violence and sexual threat:
  • 2022 101 Films [Deathstalker I + II] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 22nd August 2022
Deathstalker is a 1983 US/Argentina action fantasy by James Sbardellati
Starring Rick Hill, Barbi Benton and Richard Brooker BBFC link 2020 IMDb
There are no censorship issues with this film.

Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans is a 1987 USA / Argentina comedy fantasy adventure by Jim Wynorski.
Starring John Terlesky, Monique Gabrielle and John Lazar. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The Theatrical Version was cut for 18 rated VHS in 1987 and 1991. Later passed 18 uncut for 2022 Blu-ray. In the US the Theatrical Version was uncut and MPAA R rated. Later a shorter Director's Cut was released that tightened up the film. There is also an Extended Version released in the US.

Promotional Material

A bounty of blades and babes awaits you in this two-disc double feature of the sword-and-sorcery classics Deathstalker and Deathstalker II!

DEATHSTALKER (1983)

Deathstalker tells the tale of a mighty warrior (Richard Hill) tasked to battle the dark forces within a fantastic kingdom. Embarking on a journey to a brutally challenging tournament, Deathstalker seeks its magnificent spoils: the throne of the wicked wizard Munkar, an unstoppable mystical power, and the love of the beautiful Princess Codille (Barbi Benton). But first, Deathstalker must prove himself worthy of his legacy... with danger and treachery lurking at every turn."

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Commentary with director James Sbardellati, special makeup effects artist John Carl Buechler, and actor Richard Brooker
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Photo gallery
  • English subtitles

DEATHSTALKER II (1987)

In Deathstalker II, the legendary swordsman (John Terlesky) finds his battle isn't over yet as he must save the kingdom from the iron grip of the tyrannical Jarek and the seductive Sultana. Together they have ruled the land by creating an evil doppelganger of the lovely Princess Evie (Monique Gabrielle). Enlisted into the service of the real Princess Evie, our courageous hero must now return her to her rightful place of power... but can even the dynamic Deathstalker defeat Jarek?]"

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Commentary with director Jim Wynorski, and actors John Terlesky and Toni Naples
  • Theatrical trailer
  • English subtitles

 

 

Shopping: Love Camp 7...

1969 USA video nasty by Lee Frost, once banned by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here3rd September 2022

Love Camp 7 is a 1969 USA war horror thriller by Lee Frost.
With Bob Cresse, Maria Lease and Kathy Williams. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Banned as a video nasty in 1985, then banned by the BBFC in 2002. The film was banned again by the BBFC for 2020 VoD. Uncut elsewhere but there have only been a few obscure releases until the 2017 US DVD/Blu-ray Combo.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

You Will Not Forget In Your Lifetime The Horrors You Will Witness...The story of LOVE CAMP 7 is based on fact! During the darkest days of World War II, two young American WAC officers volunteer to infiltrate a depraved Nazi Love Camp on a desperate rescue mission. Once inside, they are subjected to unspeakable indignities and horrifying humiliations at the hands of their sadistic captors. Can they survive the sick degradations and perverted orgies long enough to complete their objective and escape with their lives - and bodies - intact?

Launching the notorious "Nazisploitation" craze of the 1970s, LOVE CAMP 7 was the demented dream child of Writer/Producer/Star Bob Cresse (THE SCAVENGERS), Producer Dave Friedman (BLOOD FEAST), and Director/Cinematographer Lee Frost (THE BLACK GESTAPO).

One of the 72 UK video nasties - banned in Britain to this day - Blue Underground shamelessly presents the original uncensored version of LOVE CAMP 7 in a 4K restoration from it's recently discovered camera negative!Media

 

 

Shopping: Samson and the Seven Miracles of the World...

1961 Italy/France adventure drama by Riccardo Freda just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here31st August 2022
Samson And The 7 Miracles Of The World is a 1961 Italy/France adventure drama by Riccardo Freda
Starring Gordon Scott, Yôko Tani and Hélène Chanel BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Exists as the Original Version and the US Version
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

Featuring chariot-charging action, fearless tiger-wrestling stunts and an earthshaking climax, Samson and the 7 Miracles of the World is a sword-and-sandal spectacular from the maestro Riccardo Freda (The Horrible Dr. Hichcock, Murder Obsession). Hordes of sadistic Mongol warriors descend upon China, enslaving its people and plotting to assassinate the beautiful young princess (Yôko Tani, The Savage Innocents)--until a musclebound hero (Gordon Scott, Tarzan the Magnificent) rises up and rouses the people to drive the Mongols from their nation's majestic mountainscapes. A legendary warrior fulfills his destiny and becomes a miracle of a man in this classic peplum adventure film, also known as Maciste at the Court of the Great Khan. This special edition includes both the original cut and the American International Pictures US cut.

Special Features: -NEW Audio Commentary by Novelist and Critic Tim Lucas -Includes Both the International 98-Minute Cut and the 76-Minute AIP US Cut -Trailers -Optional English Subtitles

 

 

Shopping: Wicked World...

1991 Canada horror by Barry J Gillis just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here31st August 2022
Wicked World is a 1991 Canada horror by Barry J. Gillis
Starring Patti Anne Crossman, Maria Delgado and Kelly Felhaber BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. A very short UK version was 18 rated by the BBFC in 20022.

Summary Notes

WICKED WORLD is like nothing you have ever experienced. Grant Ekland (Barry J. Gillis) is a dirty cop, with a checkered past that endlessly haunts him. His woman is murdered by a serial killer named Harold (Eddie Platt) who slaughters countless numbers of humans in the city of To...

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexualised nudity:
  • 2022 101 Films [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 15th August 2022

Promotional Material

Total horror anarchy from the makers of THINGS!

In 1989, filmmaker Barry J. Gillis and friends renewed the world's faith in Canada with the horror brainbomb known as THINGS. But that was only the beginning. Virtually unseen until now, WICKED WORLD is not only Gillis' 1991 follow-up to THINGS -- it's also a new form of genre anarchy. Grant Ekland (Gillis) is a cop who is haunted by the death of his girlfriend at the hands of a psychotic slasher named Harold. When Harold is released from an asylum, there's only one option for Ekland: revenge! Filled with metal riffage, gnarly ultra-violence, and experimental techniques, WICKED WORLD feels like what would happen if Salvador Dali injected acid directly into his brain while staring at a Cannibal Corpse LP cover. This is a highly personal treatise on the toxicity of society from one of the most singular filmmakers in trash horror history. If you survive WICKED WORLD, you'll never forget it.

Special Features:

  • New transfer of the cut from the original 3/4" master tapes
  • Unseen 2019 director's cut
  • Commentary with director Barry J. Gillis
  • REALITY: BEHIND THE SCENES OF WICKED WORLD documentary
  • Video Essay: A TRIBUTE TO EDDIE PLATT
  • Video Essay: TOMORROW'S DREAM
  • Marshall Law video
  • Original trailer
  • English subtitles

 

 

Boarding House...

Researching the many versions of 1982 US comedy horror once banned by the BBFC


Link Here29th August 2022
Boarding House is a 1982 USA comedy horror by John Wintergate (as Johnn Wintergate).
Starring John Wintergate, Kalassu and Lindsay Freeman. Melon Farmers link  Youtube link  IMDb
Noted as the first horror film shot on video. The original video release from 1982 was a spoof comedy horror. This version was banned by the BBFC for 1983 UK VHS release. The  video was re-edited to create a more serious horror for an MPAA R rated Theatrical Version. An alternative version was created in 1984 titled Psycho Killer. A much longer fan based creation from 2013 has been labelled the Director's Cut

Summary Notes

Resembling a cross between "The Amityville Horror" and a Playboy Playmates video, this film tells the terrifying tale of a cheesy video special effect that stalks bikini-clad women. In between scenes of them playfully splashing each other and wrestling with each other's bathing suit tops, they're murdered and/or terrorized by horrific hallucinations. These hallucinations include seeing blood in the shower stalls (while they're trying to lather up), having giant monsters jump out of the hall closet, and seeing their faces temporarily turn into rubber halloween masks.

Fan Created Director's Cut

uncut
Director's Cut
run: 156:48s
pal: 150:32s
MPAA UnratedUS: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2015 Olive Films DVD [Director's Cut + Original Video Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon  

 

Psycho Killer Version

uncut
Psycho Killer
run: 98:08s
pal: 94:12s
MPAA UnratedUS: The Psycho Killer Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2021 American Genre Film [Original Version + Theatrical Version + Psycho Killer] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad

Theatrical Serious Horror Version

uncut
Theatrical Version
run: 87:57s
pal: 84:26s
MPAA RUS: The Theatrical Version  is MPAA R rated for:
  • 2021 American Genre Film [Original Version + Theatrical Version + Psycho Killer] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad
  • 2015 Olive Films DVD [Director's Cut + Original Video Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon

Original Spoof Horror Video Version

uncut
Original Version
run: 98:46s
pal: 94:49s
MPAA UnratedUS: The Original Version is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2021 American Genre Film [Original Version + Theatrical Version + Psycho Killer] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad
  • 2015 Olive Films DVD [Director's Cut + Original Video Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon
banned
banned
Rejected UK: The Original Version was banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1983 Intervision VHS

 

 

Shopping: Watership Down...

1978 UK / USA animation adventure thriller by Martin Rosen, controversially once U rated, set for UK 4K Blu-ray release on 24th October 2022


Link Here29th August 2022
Watership Down is a 1978 UK / USA animation adventure thriller by Martin Rosen.
Starring John Hurt and Richard Briers and Ralph Richardson. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Uncut and U rated by the BBFC for many years. Perhaps the BBFC's bloodiest, albeit animated, U rated film. It is surely one of the BBFC's most controversial ratings. The U was finally uprated to PG for video and cinema release in 2022.

Summary Notes

Based upon Richard Adam's novel of the same title, this animated feature delves into the surprisingly violent world of a warren of rabbits as they seek to establish a new colony free of tyranny and human intervention.

UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, threat, brief bloody images, language:

Promotional Material

An apocalyptic vision pushes a group of rabbits to abandon their warren in search of a new home, in this landmark British animation. Richard Adam's timeless novel is brought brilliantly to life as Hazel, Fiver and Bigwig tackle the brutal realities of the rural world -- and mankind's devastating impact on it -- as they lead their colony to the utopian Watership Down.

Newly restored in 4K by the BFI and Silver Salt Restoration, using the original 35mm negative and stereo audio tracks, this landmark animation is presented in Ultra High Definition for the very first time.

Featuring an acclaimed voice cast (including John Hurt and Denholm Elliott) a powerful score by composer Angela Morley and the hit single 'Bright Eyes' by Art Garfunkel, Watership Down is a trilling tale of adventure, courage and resilience that continues to enthral new and old audiences alike.

Special features / extras

  • Disc 1: 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Disc 2: High Definition presentation of the feature (+ extras)
  • Defining a Style (2005): short featurette about the film's aesthetic
  • A Conversation with the filmmakers (2005)
  • Storyboard comparison
  • Super 8 version of the film
  • Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Newly created optional English subtitles for the Deaf and partial hearing
  • Newly created audio description track
  • Double-sided poster featuring the original UK quad and the 2022 re-release artwork
  • A set of four postcards featuring iconic scenes from the film
  • Perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by Jez Stewart and Catherine Lester
  • Newly commissioned sleeve art by Andrew Bannister
  • **All extras are TBC and subject to change**

 

 

Shopping: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves...

1991 USA action romance by Kevin Reynolds, once cut by the BBFC, presumably set for uncut UK 4K Blu-ray release on 28th November 2022


Link Here29th August 2022

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a 1991 USA action romance by Kevin Reynolds.
Starring Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Melon Farmers link YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC for PG rated cinema release, VHS and DVD. The Extended Version was also cut for DVD in 2003. The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for Blu-ray in 2009. Presumably the Theatrical Version will be passed uncut for this release.

The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US whilst the Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated.

UK: The Extended Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, bloody images, sexual threat, infrequent strong language:
UK: BBFC details not yet ublished for the Theatrical Version:
  • 2022 Arrow Limited Edition [Theatrical + Extended Versions] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 28th November 2022
  • 2022 Arrow Video Amazon VoD [UK] at UK Amazon #ad

Cutting Edge

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves trailer
Cutting Edge Episode 8
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Gavin Salkeld investigates the BBFC Cuts

Promotional Material

Sometimes the only way to uphold justice is to break the law.

From Errol Flynn to Disney, Hollywood has long been fascinated with the legend of Robin Hood. Helmed by director Kevin Reynolds (Waterworld, The Count of Monte Cristo), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves pays homage to the past while transforming the famous outlaw of Sherwood Forest into a movie icon fit for the 1990s.

Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner, Waterworld) returns from the Crusades to find his father dead and vows revenge. With his Moorish companion Azeem (Morgan Freeman, Unforgiven), he joins a band of peasant rebels to do battle against the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman, Die Hard) and win the hand of the fair Maid Marian (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, The Abyss), cousin of the absent King of England.

This grand, swashbuckling adventure in the classic tradition is brought to life by an all-star supporting cast, including Christian Slater (True Romance), Brian Blessed (Flash Gordon) and a memorable cameo from Sean Connery (himself a former Robin Hood), plus an instantly recognisable score by Michael Kamen (Highlander) -- not to mention a chart-topping Bryan Adams theme song. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves dazzles in an all-new 4K restoration, accompanied by a king's ransom of new and archival bonus features.

4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 4K restorations of both the theatrical and extended cuts from the original negative by Arrow Films
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation of both cuts in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Limited Edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
  • 60-page perfect-bound illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jackson Cooper and Mark Cunliffe
  • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
  • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring newly commissioned artwork by José Saccone
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized artcards
  • Original uncompressed stereo and DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Kevin Reynolds and actor Kevin Costner
  • Audio commentary with actors Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater and writers/producers Pen Densham and John Watson
  • Here We Are Kings: Making Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves -- a brand new, multi-part documentary featuring brand new interviews with Densham, Watson, director of photography Douglas Milsome, editor Peter Boyle, costume designer John Bloomfield and many more members of the creative team
  • Robin Hood: The Myth, the Man, the Movie -- an archival 1991 documentary hosted by Pierce Brosnan
  • One-on-One with the Cast -- archival 1991 interviews with Costner, Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Slater and Alan Rickman
  • Bryan Adams "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" performance at Slane Castle, Ireland
  • Music soundtrack cues
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Image gallery

 

 

Shopping: Child's Play...

1988 US horror film by Tom Holland, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here29th August 2022

Child's Play is a 1988 US horror film by Tom Holland.
With Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon and Alex Vincent. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rated 1989 cinema and VHS release. Uncut since 15 rated 2005 DVD

Summary Notes

When Charles Lee Ray needs to get quick escape from cop Mike Norris, he takes his soul and buries it into playful, seemingly good guy doll Chucky. Little does he know a little boy by the name of Andy Barclay will be the new owner of him soon-to-come. Charles confides in Andy while he commits numerous murders. Once the adults accept Andy's story as truth, it's too late.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Promotional Material

The "chills come thick and fast" (Los Angeles Times) in this riveting, jolt-a-minute thriller about an innocent-looking doll inhabited by the soul of a serial killer who refuses to die. From the director of Fright Night, Child's Play comes complete with "excellent special effects" (Leonard Maltin) and a slew of special features that make this 3-disc set your "friend to the end!"

 

 

Shopping: Electra Glide in Blue...

1973 USA crime mystery thriller by James William Guercio, cut in the US, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here28th August 2022

Electra Glide in Blue is a 1973 USA crime mystery thriller by James William Guercio.
Starring Robert Blake and Billy Green Bush and Mitchell Ryan. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA PG rating. Uncut for an X rated 1973 cinema release but home video versions all seem to be the cut US version.

Summary Notes

A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around him in order to solve the case, eventually returning to solitude in the desert.

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

Promotional Material

With its mesmerizing visuals, Easy Rider -style social commentary and electrifying rock soundtrack, Electra Glide in Blue is the quintessential '70s cult classic. Robert Blake ( Busting , TV's Baretta ) creates a vivid character of almost mythic proportions as a small motorcycle cop in Arizona who's promoted for exposing a murder. Eventually his basic virility runs him afoul of the sheriff and he's busted back down to his bike, the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide. With classic irony, he finally comes into deadly conflict with a group of hippies...the very people who most nearly reflect his own values. The brilliant cinematography of Conrad Hall ( Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ) and an uncompromising screenplay by Robert Boris ( Steele Justice ) highlight this stunning film debut for producer/director/composer James William Guercio. Featuring fine supporting turns by Billy "Green" Bush ( The Organization ), Mitchell Ryan ( High Plains Drifter ), Elisha Cook Jr. ( I Wake Up Screaming ) and Royal Dano ( Spaced Invaders ).

Special Features: -Brand New 4K Master -NEW Audio Commentary by Screenwriter Robert Boris, Moderated by Film Historian Alex Van Dyne (Manager of Eddie Brandt's Saturday Matinee) -Audio Commentary with Composer/Producer/Director James William Guercio -NEW Interview with Actor Mitchell Ryan -NEW Interview with Screenwriter Robert Boris -Introduction by James William Guercio -Theatrical Trailer -Optional English Subtitles

 

 

Shopping: Flying Guillotine 2...

1978 Hong Kong action adventure by Kang Cheng, Shan Hua, cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here27th August 2022

Flying Guillotine 2 is a 1978 Hong Kong action adventure by Kang Cheng, Shan Hua
Starring Feng Ku, Chung Wang and Hung Wei BBFC link 2020 IMDb

BBFC animal cruelty cuts were required for a 15 rated video release in 2021. It seems likely that the BBFC 18 rated Netflix release is uncut.

Summary Notes

The emperor's reign of terror expands. Heroic outlaw Ma Teng joins a squad of female rebels, whose leader is torn between family loyalties.

UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, nudity after BBFC cuts:

The BBFC commented:

This work had compulsory cuts made. Cuts were required to a scene of animal cruelty, in which a fish is stabbed.

Promotional Material

Synopsis Follow up to Master of the Flying Guillotine, cited as one of Quentin Tarantino's favourite movies, FLYING GUILLOTINE 2 AKA PALACE CARNAGE continues in the same vein as the original with its visceral mix of martial arts expertise and weapons-grade violence. To fight against the evil emperor's reign of terror outlaw rebel Ma Teng joins a group of female freedom fighters, however, she soon finds herself embroiled not just in a battle with enemy forces but also in with group leader's torn family loyalties. Brutal, fast and furious FLYING GUILLOTINE 2 is an even more off-kilter Shaw Brothers entry than usual, containing familiar tropes as well as unique elements, it is arguably the best of the Flying Guillotine sequels, rolling along at an impressively enjoyable pace.

Extras: HD Transfer From the Original Negative in 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio High Definition (1080p) Blu-rasy Presentation 2.0 English Mono 2.0 Mandarin Mono with English Subtitles Audio commentary with Asian cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema Original Trailer

 

 

Shopping: Doom...

2005 UK/Czech Republic/Germany/USA action film by Andrzej Bartkowiak just released on US 4K Blu-ray in the Extended Version


Link Here27th August 2022

Doom is a 2005 UK/Czech Republic/Germany/USA action film by Andrzej Bartkowiak.
With Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike and Dwayne Johnson. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Exists in 2 versions, A Theatrical Version and an extended Unrated Version.

US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

Features High Dynamic Range (HDR10) for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color Basic Training Rock Formation Master Monster Makers First Person Shooter Sequence Doom Nation Game On! First-Person Shooter Sequence

 

 

Shopping: Event Horizon...

1997 UK/USA Sci-Fi horror by Paul WS Anderson, cut for the MPAA, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here26th August 2022
Event Horizon is a 1997 UK/USA Sci-Fi horror by Paul WS Anderson.
With Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill and Kathleen Quinlan. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating, and this version has been distributed world wide. There is an uncut version but only low quality prints have been located so far, so no DVD/Blu-ray release. The cut scenes are available as DVD extras.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2022 PARAMOUNT Limited Edition R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 9th August 2022

Promotional Material

Celebrating 25 years of terror, EVENT HORIZON comes to 4K Ultra-HD in this limited edition, collectible steelbook. Seven years ago, pioneering research spacecraft "Event Horizon" mysteriously vanished without a trace on its maiden voyage. But then, in the darkness of deep space, a persistent signal prompts a rescue crew to wing its way through the galaxy on a bold rescue mission. What they uncover is an unimaginable interstellar horror that will test the entire team's sanity and souls.

 

 

Shopping: Ebola Syndrome...

Notable 1996 Hong Kong crime horror by Herman Yau remarkably set for UK 4K Blu-ray release on


Link Here23rd August 2022
Ebola Syndrome is a 1996 Hong Kong crime horror by Herman Yau
Starring Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Yeung-Ming Wan and Fui-On Shing Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by Hong Kong censors when it was released and this is the version that was widely distributed thereafter. A nearly uncut extended version was released in Austria but the film was finally released fully uncut on US Blu-ray in 2021. Likely it was this uncut version that was remarkably passed 18 uncut by the BBFC in 2022.

Summary review: Sicko Gore

A Chinese restaurant worker wanted for murder in Hong Kong contracts Ebola in South Africa, becomes immune to it, and unknowingly spreads the virus there, then comes back to Hong Kong and continues to infect people with it.

A kind of sicko gore film that will never be equalled in Western cinema. The whole film is as twisted as possible as we are shown acts of murder, masturbation, rape and cannibalism in safe Hongkong style! There is no point in trying to review this as some kind of a serious film because this is pure trash and b-level horror/gore film.

Versions

BBFC uncut
Uncut
Version
run: 100:28s
pal: 96:27s
18

MPAA Unrated

UK: Likely it was the Uncut Version that was passed 18 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for sexual violence, strong bloody violence, gore, sex, racism: US: The Uncut Version is MPAA Unrated for:
uncut
Extended Version
run: 100:22s
pal: 96:21s
Austria flag
Austria
Austria: A nearly uncut extended version was released in Austria

See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

The cuts are just a few frames missing from scenes, likely more about neat editing than censorship.

cut
Hong Kong Version
cut:  
run: 98:04s
pal: 94:09s
Cat III Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong: Cut for Cat III rated release in Hong Kong, This version was widely released thereafter.

See article from movie-censorship.com

Extensive cuts were made to sexual violence and sadistic violence to appease the Hong Kong film censor.

Promotional Material

After killing his boss, wanted convict Ah Kai flees Hong Kong and winds up in South Africa. Once there, he attacks and rapes a woman infected by the Ebola virus. However, when he learns he is immune but can pass on the virus to others, he begins to spread the disease to more and more people. Ebola Syndrome is a typically wild Category III exploitation horror, replete with ghastly overtones and heaps of bad taste. A must for lovers of Hong Kong cult cinema everywhere.

 

 

Shopping: Tiger Cage Trilogy...

film set by Yuen Woo-Ping, with the original once being cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here23rd August 2022
Tiger Cage Trilogy is a film set by Yuen Woo-Ping
Starring Tiger Cage - Jacky Cheung, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng and Simon Yam

UK: Aggregate BBFC 18 rated for:

  • 2022 88 Films Tiger Cage I-III Collector's Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 8th August 2022
Tiger Cage is a 1988 Hong Kong action thriller by Woo-Ping Yuen
Starring Jacky Cheung, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng and Simon Yam Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1988. Uncut and 18 rated for 2022 Blu-ray

Tiger Cage 2 is a 1990 Hong Kong crime action by Woo-ping Yuen.
With Donnie Yen, Rosamund Kwan, David Wu. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The Export Version features alternative plot scenes and a different end to the Hong Kong Version

Tiger Cage 3 is a 1991 Hong Kong action film by Woo-Ping Yuen
Starring Man Cheung, Kwok Leung Cheung and Michael Wong BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this film

Promotional Material

Synopsis Bought to you by legendary martial arts stalwart Woo-Ping Yeun, the original Tiger Cage (1988) was an explosive, fast-paced Hong Kong feature replete with criminal gangs and a dedicated law enforcement team in a battle for the city. Just as a crack drug unit celebrates a successful operation one of their numbers is killed. This leads them on a mission to expose the killer and the underground operation and more importantly to discover who the mole in the team might be. Fun, furious and rammed with glorious fight choreography, Tiger Cage is the perfect late 80s Kung Fu spectacular. It was quickly followed by two sequels Tiger Cage 2 (1990) and Tiger Cage 3 (1991) also directed by Woo-Ping Yeun.

This brand-new set brings all three movies together in a beautifully presented delux pressing. A must for cult martial arts fans everywhere.

 

 

Shopping: Event Horizon...

1997 UK/USA Sci-Fi horror by Paul WS Anderson, cut for the MPAA, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here23rd August 2022

Event Horizon is a 1997 UK/USA Sci-Fi horror by Paul WS Anderson.
With Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill and Kathleen Quinlan. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut for an MPAA R rating, and this version has been distributed world wide. There is an uncut version but only low quality prints have been located so far, so no DVD/Blu-ray release. The cut scenes are available as DVD extras.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2022 PARAMOUNT Limited Edition R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 9th August 2022

Promotional Material

Celebrating 25 years of terror, EVENT HORIZON comes to 4K Ultra-HD in this limited edition, collectible steelbook. Seven years ago, pioneering research spacecraft "Event Horizon" mysteriously vanished without a trace on its maiden voyage. But then, in the darkness of deep space, a persistent signal prompts a rescue crew to wing its way through the galaxy on a bold rescue mission. What they uncover is an unimaginable interstellar horror that will test the entire team's sanity and souls.

 

 

Shopping: Dr. Lamb...

1992 Hong Kong crime horror by Danny Lee, Billy Hin-Shing Tang, never released in the UK, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here20th August 2022
Dr. Lamb is a 1992 Hong Kong crime horror by Danny Lee, Billy Hin-Shing Tang
Starring Danny Lee, Simon Yam and Kent Cheng Melon Farmers link IMDb

Notably never submitted to the BBFC for UK release. Cut in Hong Kong but uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

A mentally disturbed taxi driver lusts for blood every rainy night, and several young women are brutally murdered. He likes to take photos of the victims' dismembered bodies as his special mementos after sex with their corpses and stores their severed breasts in pickle jars. Inspector Lee and his team are called onto the case in this bizarre, nasty, and notorious Cat III film.

Bonus features include: Commentary From Art Ettinger (Ultra Violent) And Bruce Holecheck (Cinema Arcana), amb To The Slaughter: An Interview With Filmmaker Gilbert Po Who Initiated The Dr Lamb Film Project, Three Times The Fear: Film Critic James Mudge On The Golden Era Of Category III, Cut And Run: Film Academic Sean Tierney Aka The Silver Spleen Remembers Dr Lamb, Atomic TV Interview With Simon Yam, Trailers, New 2K Scan Of the Uncut Version!

 

 

Shopping: Heat...

1995 USA action crime thriller by Michael Mann just released on UK 4K Blu-ray in the Director's Definitive Version


Link Here20th August 2022

Heat is a 1995 USA action crime thriller by Michael Mann.
Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Uncut and 15 rated by the BBFC for all releases. Blu-ray releases include a couple of minor alterations by the director. The film is uncut and R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Lt. Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score. Neil and Vincent are similar in many ways, including their troubled personal lives. At a crucial moment in his life, Neil disobeys the dictum taught to him long ago by his criminal mentor--'Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner'--as he falls in love. Thus the stage is set for the suspenseful ending....

UK: The Director's Definitive Version is uncut for:
  • 2022 Technicolor/20th Centrury Fox R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 8th August 2022

Promotional Material

Michael Mann directs this thriller starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Thief Neil McCauley (De Niro) and policeman Vincent Hanna (Pacino), both obsessed with their professions and determined to achieve big things, find themselves caught in a cat and mouse chase as McCauley sets plans in motion for one last heist before his retirement. When Hanna gets assigned to the case of the notorious thief, he dedicates himself to making McCauley's arrest the pinnacle of his career. The all-star cast also includes Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore and Jon Voight.

 

 

 

Shopping: Get Carter...

1971 UK crime thriller by Mike Hodges, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


Link Here18th August 2022

Get Carter is a 1971 UK crime thriller by Mike Hodges.
With Michael Caine, Ian Hendry and Britt Ekland. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release, then uncut and 18 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A vicious London gangster, Jack Carter, travels to Newcastle for his brother's funeral. He begins to suspect that his brother's death was not an accident and sets out to follow a complex trail of lies, deceit, cover-ups and backhanders through Newcastle's underworld, leading, he hopes, to the man who ordered his brother killed. Because of his ruthlessness, Carter exhibits all the unstopability of the cyborg in The Terminator (1984), or Walker in Point Blank (1967), and he and the other characters in this movie are prone to sudden, brutal acts of violence.

UK: Passed 18 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong sex, violence, references to child sex abuse:

Promotional Material

Michael Caine is Jack Carter, the London gangland enforcer who returns to his hometown of Newcastle to avenge his brother's death. Rarely has the criminal underworld been so realistically portrayed as in this 1971 masterpiece. Shot on location, resulting in a devastatingly authentic snapshot of life in the north east of England in the late-industrial period, Get Carter remains arguably the grittiest and greatest of all British crime films. Newly restored in 4K from the original camera negative by the BFI, and approved by director Mike Hodges, Get Carter is back, looking and sounding better than ever.

Special Features:

  • Limited edition 2-disc set (10,000 copies)
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Newly recorded introduction by Michael Caine (2022,3 mins)
  • Audio commentary featuring Michael Caine, Mike Hodges and Wolfgang Suschitzky (2000)
  • Newly recorded audio commentary featuring Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw
  • Isolated score by Roy Budd
  • Mike Hodges in Conversation (2022, 60 mins): the director discusses his career in this interview recorded at BFI Southbank
  • The Sound of Roy Budd (2022, 17 mins): film music expert Jonny Trunk explores the varied career of Roy Budd, and revisits Budd's iconic, minimalist score for Get Carter
  • Roy Budd Plays 'Get Carter' (1971, 4 mins)
  • BBC Look North location report (1970, 5 mins): surviving footage of a 1971 report on Get Carter's making, from the BBC'S regional news programme
  • Don't Trust Boys (2022, 22 mins): actor Petra Markham reflects upon her career on stage and screen, and recalls her role in Get Carter
  • Klinger on Klinger (2022, 24 mins): Tony Klinger recalls and evaluates the career of his father, Michael Klinger, Producer of Get Carter
  • The Ship Hotel -- Tyne Main (1967, 33 mins): Philip Trevelyan's wonderful film about a pub on the banks of the River Tyne
  • International trailer (1971)
  • Release trailer (2022)
  • Michael Caine's message to premiere attendees (1971, 1 min)
  • Script gallery
  • 80-page book featuring new writing by Mark Kermode, Tim Pelan, John Oliver and Jason Wood. Also includes Alex Cox's intro to the film's Moviedrome screening in 1990, stills, and notes on the restoration by the BFI's Douglas Weir
  • Double-sided poster featuring the original UK quad and the 2022 re-release artwork
  • A set of four postcards featuring iconic scenes from the film
  • Newly created English subtitles for the Deaf and partial hearing
  • Newly created audio description track

 

 

Shopping: Diary of a Mad Housewife...

1970 USA comedy drama by Frank Perry, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here18th August 2022

Diary of a Mad Housewife is a 1970 USA comedy drama by Frank Perry.
Starring Richard Benjamin and Frank Langella and Carrie Snodgress. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1970 cinema release but uncut on 15 rated DVD since 2017. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US but the director also created a cut PG version suitable for TV. There is also an Alternative TV Version with material restored from the cutting room floor.

Summary Notes

Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, successful and blatantly sadistic writer. Finally after George has tormented Tina in much the same manner Jonathan has, and has been unfaithful to boot, she goes back to her husband and begins group therapy.

UK: The cut PG Version was passed 15 with a BBFC trigger warning for domestic abuse, mouthed very strong language:
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong sex with previous film cut waived:
  • 2022 Powerhouse Limited Edition [Theatrical + PG Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 1st August 2022

Promotional Material

Superbly directed by Frank Perry (The Swimmer, Play It as It Lays), with a scathing screenplay by Eleanor Perry (David and Lisa, Ladybug Ladybug), Diary of a Mad Housewife tells the story of Tina Balser (Carrie Snodgress, The Fury, Pale Rider) a frustrated housewife trapped in an unhappy marriage to an insufferably controlling, status-obsessed bore (Richard Benjamin, Catch-22). Tina seeks solace in a fling with an abusive lover, the arrogant writer Georg Prager (Frank Langella, Dracula), who treats her like a sex object, leading to therapy and further unhappiness.

A caustic deconstruction of male chauvinism, Diary of a Mad Housewife was a huge critical hit, earning its female lead an Academy Award nomination upon its release. The Perrys' film is presented here in both its theatrical cut, and a long-unseen alternative TV version."

Extras "INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • - High Definition remaster
  • - Original mono audio
  • - Long unseen alternative TV version containing unique scenes, presented in Standard Definition, as originally broadcast
  • - Theatrical cut audio commentary with actor Rutanya Alda and film historian Lee Gambin (2022)
  • - TV version audio commentary with Frank Perry biographer Justin Bozung (2022)
  • - Video appreciation by Academy Award-winning editor and filmmaker Chris Innis (2022)
  • - Original theatrical trailer
  • - Larry Karaszewski trailer commentary (2020)
  • - Radio spot
  • - Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • - New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • - Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Paula Mejía, a profile of novelist Sue Kaufman, extracts from interviews with Frank Perry, Eleanor Perry and Carrie Snodgress, a look at Snodgress and Neil Young's relationship, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • - UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • - Limited edition of 3,000 copies for the UK

All extras subject to change"

 

 

Shopping: Tenebrae...

1982 Italy video nasty by Dario Argento just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here15th August 2022
Tenebrae is a 1982 Italy horror mystery thriller by Dario Argento.
Starring Anthony Franciosa and Giuliano Gemma and Christian Borromeo. BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC by 4s for cinema release. This cut version was then banned on VHS as a video nasty. The film was then cut for 2000 VHS. These BBFC cuts were waived in 2003 but the release suffered print damage. However a fully uncut version was released on UK DVD and Blu-ray in 2003. There is also a shortened US Version entitled Unsane.

Summary Notes

With Argento's trademark visual style, linked with one of his more coherent plots, Tenebrae follows a writer who arrives to Rome only to find somebody is using his novels as the inspiration (and, occasionally, the means) of committing murder. As the death toll mounts the police are ever baffled, and the writer becomes more closely linked to the case than is comfortable.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2022 Synapse Films [Tenebrae + Unsane versions] R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 2nd August 2022

Promotional Material

...TERROR BEYOND BELIEF!

Italian horror master Dario Argento (Suspiria, Deep Red) elevates the giallo genre to new heights with 1982's TENEBRAE, a darkly humorous and notoriously grisly murder-mystery that many consider to be one of his finest works. Now, Synapse Films, in conjunction with Arrow Video, makes this gory suspense classic available for the first time on UHD in a new 4K restoration for TENEBRAE's 40th anniversary!

American mystery author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa, Death Wish II) comes to Rome to promote his newest novel, Tenebrae. A razor-wielding psychopath is on the loose, taunting Neal and murdering those around him in gruesome fashion just like the character in his novel. As the mystery surrounding the killings spirals out of control, Neal investigates the crimes on his own, leading to a mind-bending, genre-twisting conclusion that will leave you breathless! Co-starring John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Daria Nicolodi (Phenomena), John Steiner (Caligula), this stunning all-new 4K restoration includes hours of extras and, for the first time ever, the alternate U.S. theatrical cut, Unsane.

LIMITED EDITION FEATURES:

  • New 4K restoration from the original camera negative in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio
  • Limited edition packaging with newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter
  • Illustrated collector's booklet featuring writing on the film by filmmaker Peter Strickland and Argento biographer Alan Jones, an interview with cinematographer Luciano Tovoli and an analysis of the film by critic Ashley Lane.
  • Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original Italian and Japanese poster art
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards
  • Original Italian and English front and end titles and insert shots
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by authors and critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • Audio commentary by Argento expert Thomas Rostock
  • Audio commentary by Argento author Maitland McDonagh
  • YELLOW FEVER: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GIALLO: a feature-length documentary charting the genre from its beginnings to its influence on the modern slasher film
  • BEING THE VILLAIN: a newly edited archival interview with actor John Steiner
  • OUT OF THE SHADOWS: an archival interview with Maitland McDonagh
  • VOICES OF THE UNSANE: an archival featurette containing interviews with writer/director Dario Argento, actresses Daria Nicolodi and Eva Robins, assistant director Lamberto Bava and more
  • SCREAMING QUEEN: an archival interview with Daria Nicolodi
  • THE UNSANE WORLD OF TENEBRAE: an archival interview with Dario Argento
  • A COMPOSITION FOR CARNAGE: an archival interview with Claudio Simonetti
  • Archival introduction by Daria Nicolodi
  • International theatrical trailer + Japanese "Shadow" theatrical trailer
  • Alternate opening credits sequence + "Unsane" end credits sequence
  • UNSANE: The re-edited 90-minute US version, specially recreated for this release from the new 4K restoration of the full-length 101-minute version, exclusive to UHD. Presented in 4K UHD in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • UNSANE (Two audio options): a recreation of the original theatrical experience, complete with jump cuts and sudden audio shifts, and a new, more seamless edit created for this release, both in restored lossless English mono
  • UNSANE: Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • DTS-HD MA Lossless Original English and Italian language soundtracks
  • and more!

 

 

Shopping: Creatures the World Forgot...

1971 UK Hammer adventure by Don Chaffey just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here15th August 2022
Creatures the World Forgot is a 1971 UK Sci-Fi horror adventure by Don Chaffey.
Starring Julie Ege and Tony Bonner and Robin John. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Uncut and X rated for 1971 cinema release. A shorter version was passed 18 for 1986 VHS.

UK: Passed uncut for strong violence, sexualised nudity and an attempted sexual assault:

Promotional Material

Following the enormous success of One Million Years B.C. in 1965, Hammer embarked on a series of prehistoric adventures over the next five years, concluding with Creatures the World Forget. Directed by Don Chaffey -- previously responsible for One Million Years B.C., not to mention Ray Harryhausen's classic Jason and the Argonauts -- the film swapped dinosaurs for more adult content, starred former Miss Norway and ex-Bond girl Julie Ege (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), and earned itself an 'X' certificate in the process. Even today, it still rates an '18' from the BBFC!"

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • - High Definition remaster
  • - Original mono audio
  • - Audio commentary with author and critic Kim Newman (2022)
  • - Hammer's Women: Julie Ege (2022): profile of the Norwegian actor and model
  • - David Huckvale on Mario Nascimbene (2022): an appreciation of the film's by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
  • - Three Children's Film Foundation films directed by Don Chaffey: Skid Kids (1953): story about a group of young cyclists; A Good Pull-up (1953): a handyman gets himself into trouble at a workers' café; Watch Out (1953): following the escapades of Dickie Duffle as he tours a film studio
  • - Original theatrical trailer
  • - Image galleries: promotional and publicity material
  • - New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • - Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay on the film, archival interviews and articles, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • - UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • - Limited edition of 5,000 copies for the UK

All extras subject to change

 

 

Shopping: Billion Dollar Brain...

1967 UK crime thriller by Ken Russell, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here12th August 2022

Billion Dollar Brain is a 1967 UK crime thriller by Ken Russell
Starring Michael Caine, Karl Malden and Ed Begley BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1967. The cuts continued to PG rated VHS releases but were waived since 2004 PG rated DVD. However this DVD release was missing a short narrative scene due to music rights.

Summary Notes

A former British spy stumbles onto a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?

UK: Passed PG uncut for moderate violence:

Promotional Material

Secret agent Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) is blackmailed into working for MI5 again on his wildest - and most dangerous - assignment yet. An insane oil billionaire, intent on destroying Communism by starting a new world war, is close to achieving his goal with the help of the world's largest, and most powerful, computer. Harry is the only man who may be able to stop him; but as he races from London to Finland to Latvia to Texas and back, he must determine who of his supposed allies is the one he can actually trust, a sexy Russian agent, Soviet colonel or an American mercenary. Legendary filmmaker Ken Russell directed this third and final film in the great Harry Palmer series. The wonderful supporting cast includes Karl Malden, Ed Begley and Francoise Dorleac.

 

 

Shopping: Pink Flamingos...

1972 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters just released finally uncut on UK Criterion Collection Blu-ray


Link Here8th August 2022

Pink Flamingos is a 1972 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters.
Starring Divine, David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce. Melon Farmers linkYoutube link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for varying amounts for an 18 rating between 1990 and 1999. Uncut and 18 rated for 2008 DVD but this was never released. Formally uncut and BBFC 18 rated for 2022 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated in the US.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong real sex, nudity:
  • 2022 Sony/Criterion Collection (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 25th July 2022

The BBFC agreed to an uncut 18 rated DVD release in 2008 but the release was cancelled. The BBFC commented in 2008 about the 3 cuts to be waived:

  • Probably the most difficult scene was the one featuring a man assaulting a woman with live chickens. However, a careful viewing of the scene suggested that the handling of the chickens, although rough, was no stronger than other scenes of animals being manhandled that had been passed in other films. Furthermore, although the chickens were killed, the killing was quick and clean and therefore not in breach of BBFC policy on animal cruelty.
  • The scene showing a man masturbating and injecting semen into a woman's vagina was grotesque and repulsive, rather than erotic. Although the Board had previously expressed concerns about the non-consensual nature of the scene, the datedness of the film and the lack of credibility of the scene, argued against intervention. With regard to the sexual violence in the scene, the Board's conclusion was that the scene was so over-the-top and so divorced from reality, that the likely response was disgust, shock and horror, rather than arousal.
  • The brief explicit fellatio could be justified by the wider context of the film, in that the whole purpose of the film was to shock, disgust and amuse (in a blackly comic fashion), rather than to arouse, and the explicitness of the image was important in creating the film's effect.

The BBFC's ratings info from 2022 reads:

nudity : There is focus on a man's dilating anus, in close-up detail. There is wider full nudity.

sex : There is a scene of unsimulated fellatio between a fictional mother and son. There are other strong sex scenes, as well as references to ejaculation, masturbation and troilism. A man's semen is seen, in close-up detail.

sexual violence and sexual threat : A man rapes a woman, while daubing her in chicken blood. After masturbating over her, a man artificially inseminates an unconscious female prisoner. A man exposes himself to schoolgirls.

other issues: In unsimulated footage, a woman puts dog excrement in her mouth. There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t'), regular strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') and discriminatory terms such as 'fag', 'dyke' and 'queen'. A chicken is killed on-screen. Threat, gore and implied violence are strong. There is brief drug misuse.

Promotional Material

When a pair of sociopaths (MINK STOLE and DAVID LOCHARY) with a habit of kidnapping women in order to impregnate them attempt to challenge her title, Divine resolves to show them and the world the true meaning of the word filthy. Incest, cannibalism, shrimping, and film history's most legendary gross-out ending--Waters and his merry band of Dreamlanders leave no taboo unsmashed in this gleefully subversive ode to outsiderhood, in which camp spectacle and pitch-black satire are wielded in an all-out assault on respectability.

 

 

Shopping: The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection 2...

Film set just released on US Blu-ray with 2 of the films once cut


Link Here8th August 2022

The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection 2 is a film set
Starring Christopher Lee

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Severin The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection 2 (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 26th July 2022
Dracula And Son is a 1976 France comedy horror by Édouard Molinaro
Starring Christopher Lee, Bernard Menez and Marie-Hélène Breillat BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The original French version ran 96 minutes. The 1979 USA theatrical version was heavily cut to 78 minutes. The UK AA rated cinema release in 1978 ran 83 minutes.

Mask Of Murder is a 1988 Sweden/Canada horror mystery thriller by Arne Mattsson
Starring Rod Taylor, Valerie Perrine and Christopher Lee BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS release in 1988. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Promotional Material

EUROCRYPT COLLECTION 2 PRESENTS FIVE OF THE MOST UNEXPECTED, UNDERRATED AND UNDERSEEN FILMS OF THE ICONIC ACTOR'S EUROPEAN CAREER.

Immediately following HORROR OF DRACULA, Lee reprised the role in the quirky 1959 Italian comedy UNCLE WAS A VAMPIRE. Lee speaks fluent German opposite Klaus Kinski for the crazed 1962 krimi THE SECRET OF THE RED ORCHID. In the 1974 UK psycho-thriller DARK PLACES, Lee toplines a cast that includes Joan Collins, Herbert Lom and Jane Birkin. Lee's final performance as The Count in the 1976 French comedy DRACULA AND SON can at last be seen in its superior Director's Cut, while the ultra-rare 1989 Dutch drama MURDER STORY brings Lee into the sex shops of Amsterdam. Each film has been remastered from original negative materials with over 15 total hours of trailers, commentaries, alternate cuts, vintage interviews and new featurettes, plus the DRACULA AND SON soundtrack and an all-new 100-page book by Lee biographer Jonathan Rigby.

SPECIAL FEATURES / CONTENTS:

UNCLE WAS A VAMPIRE

  • Interview with Iannone
  • Alternate Cut
  • Alternate Cut Commentary by Jonathan Rigby & Kevin Lyons
  • and more!

THE SECRET OF THE RED ORCHID

  • Commentary by Nathaniel Thompson & Troy Howarth
  • Commentary by Kim Newman & Barry Forshaw
  • and more!

DARK PLACES

  • Commentary by Nathaniel Thompson & Troy Howarth
  • Interview with Jonathan Rigby
  • and more!

DRACULA AND SON

  • Commentary by Jonathan Rigby & Kevin Lyons
  • Commentary by Kat Ellinger
  • Interview with Bernard Menez
  • French TV Interview with Christopher Lee
  • Audio Interview with Director Édouard Molinaro
  • Who Was Claude Klotz?
  • Interview with Claude Klotz At a Presentation Of 'Dracula and Son'
  • Dracula and Son (U.S. Version)
  • and more!

MURDER STORY

  • Commentary with Co-Writers/Co-Directors Eddie Arno & Markus Innocenti
  • Interview With Tom Reeve
  • MASK OF MURDER - 1988 Swedish Film Co-Starring Christopher Lee
  • and more!

 

 

Shopping: Phantom of the Open...

2021 UK comedy drama by Craig Roberts just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD in a cut version


Link Here7th August 2022

Phantom of the Open is a 2021 UK comedy drama by Craig Roberts
Starring Mark Rylance, Ian Porter and Tommy Fallon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Exists in 3 versions. The Phantom Of The Open was cut for strong language for BBFC 12A rated cinema release in 2021. The Fantastic Flitcrofts is uncut and BBFC 15 rated for cinema release in 2021. In 2022 a slightly longer, still cut, version was passed 12A for cinema release and subsequent home video.

Summary Notes

Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process.

UK: Passed 12 for infrequent strong language:

Promotional Material

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN tells the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open qualifying, despite never playing a round of golf before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious and heartwarming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite but becoming a British folk hero in the process.

 

 

Shopping: Mad Dog Morgan...

1976 Australia crime drama by Philippe Mora just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here7th August 2022

Mad Dog Morgan is a 1976 Australia crime drama by Philippe Mora.
With Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson and David Gulpilil. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are two variations but no reported censorship.

UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:

Promotional Material

"Marlene Dietrich, dressed in an immaculately tailored trousers, tuxedo and top hat combination, sings 'When Love Dies' and kisses a woman in the audience. In this moment, Dietrich became an icon, a trailblazer, a performer unlike any before or since, and heralded her international stardom. Morocco was Dietrich's first Hollywood picture, reuniting the formidable actor with the equally formidable director of her previous film, The Blue Angel, and continuing a working relationship that would extend to five further collaborations. She plays Amy Jolly, a nightclub singer who meets and falls in love with a legionnaire, played by Gary Cooper (Peter Ibbetson), beginning a torrid, delirious romance."

Extras "INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES * 2K restoration * Original mono audio * Audio commentary with film critics Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger (2019) * Introduction by Nicholas von Sternberg (2019, 11 mins): the son of Josef von Sternberg discusses Morocco as well as his father's early film career * The Art of Josef von Sternberg (2019, 10 mins): Nicholas von Sternberg reflects on his father's work in painting and sculpture * Lux Radio Theatre: 'The Legionnaire and the Lady' (1936, 59 mins): radio adaptation of Morocco, starring Marlene Dietrich and Clark Gable * Image gallery: promotional and publicity material * New and improved subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing"

 

 

Shopping: Thriller - A Cruel Picture...

1973 Sweden action thriller by Bo Arne Vibenius just released on US 4K Blu-ray, the complete version


Link Here5th August 2022

Thriller: A Cruel Picture is a 1973 Sweden action thriller by Bo Arne Vibenius (as Alex Fridolinski).
Starring Christina Lindberg, Heinz Hopf and Despina Tomazani. Melon Farmers link Youtube link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The Original/Festival Version including director approved hardcore inserts was banned by the Swedish films censors for cinema release and was subsequently significantly cut to obtain a cinema release. The film was also heavily cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This US Version was banned by the BBFC from a 1974 cinema release. Heavy cut were then made to obtain an X rated UK cinema release in 1976. There are several other versions featuring a mix of material from the above versions.

This release contains the definitive uncut original version including an approximately 50-second sex scene featuring the real Christina Lindberg ( not her double for the Hardcore scenes!)

US: Uncut and MPA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Vinegar Syndrome [Original Version + Extended US Version] Standard Edition R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 26th July 2022
  • 2022 Vinegar Syndrome [Original Version + Extended US Version] Standard Edition R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th July 2022

Promotional Material

Vinegar Syndrome specializes in the masterful restoration and distribution of cult, horror, and erotic films from the 1960s-90s. Rendered mute after being sexually assaulted as a youth, Madeleine (sexploitation superstar, Christina Lindberg ) lives an isolated existence in her parents' farmhouse. Missing the bus on her way to town one day, Madeleine accepts a lift from a wealthy and charming stranger named Tony. What starts off as an innocent meeting soon takes a nightmarish turn when Madeleine learns that Tony is really a sadistic pimp on the make, who soon enslaves her into his prostitution racket by forcing her to become dependent on heroin. After refusing to service a client, Tony punishes Madeleine by violently blinding her in one eye, forcing her to wear an eyepatch. Despite her limited means, Madeleine secretly saves money to undergo karate and weapons training behind Tony's back. Once she reaches lethal proficiency, Madeleine embarks on a bloody road to revenge against her captors...

From maverick Swedish director, Bo Arne Vibenius, THRILLER -- A CRUEL PICTURE is indisputably one of Grindhouse cinema's crown jewels. Filled with unforgettable moments of sleazy sex and vicious brutality, including one of the most jarring scenes in exploitation film history, Vinegar Syndrome is proud to unleash the definitive THRILLER experience on UHD and Blu-ray for the very first time, lovingly assembled from a pristine 4K restoration of the fully uncensored 16mm original camera negative, containing never before seen material. This three-disc special edition also contains a bounty of exclusive extra features, including the complete original English language version, THEY CALL HER ONE EYE (aka HOOKER'S REVENGE ), containing alternate and extended footage not seen since the film's 42nd Street playdates.

Bonus Features:
1. 3-disc Region Free Set: 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray x2
2. UHD presented in HDR
3. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from it's 16mm original camera negative
4. Original Swedish Mono Audio for the uncut festival version of THRILLER
5. Original English dub track for both versions
6. "Thriller - A Cruel Documentary" - a 43 minute making-of documentary featuring narration by writer/director Bo Arne Vibenius and on camera interviews with: Christina Lindberg (star), Bo Sunnefeldt (stuntman), Lasse Lundgren (stuntman) and Gunnar Palm (actor)
7. Historical commentary track with author & critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
8. "Adrián and Christina" - an interview by filmmaker Adrian Garcia Bogliano from 2017
9. Alamo Drafthouse Q&A with Christina Lindberg from a November 11, 2017 screening of THRILLER in Austin, TX
10. "Christina Lindberg: The Paris Interview" - an interview by Christian Valor from 2015
11. Original theatrical and teaser trailers for THRILLER
12. Original theatrical trailer and TV Spot for THEY CALL HER ONE EYE
13. Original theatrical trailer for HOOKER'S REVENGE
14. Behind-the-scenes still gallery
15. Publicity image gallery
16. Artwork & press gallery
17. Multiple radio spots
18. Outtakes
19. Rare Christina Lindberg music tracks from her 7" single
20. SAAB Commercial - directed by Bo Arne Vibenius
21. Reversible cover artwork
22. English SDH subtitles

 

 

Shopping: Beware My Brethren...

1972 UK horror by Robert Hartford-Davis, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here5th August 2022

Beware My Brethren is a 1972 UK horror by Robert Hartford-Davis.
With Ann Todd, Patrick Magee and Tony Beckley. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated UK cinema release in 1972. Released uncut internationally and was MPAA R rated in the US. Passed 15 uncut by the BBFC for 2010 DVD.
UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:

Promotional Material

Robert Hartford-Davies (The Black Torment, Incense of the Damned) thrills with this early seventies British shocker by mixing religious fanaticism with sexploitation and horror in this down beat gritty story of lust, murder and terror. When widow Birdy, joins a fundamentalist sect called The Brethren, she soon finds herself at the centre of a fire and brimstone existence where sin is dealt with in violent rather than spiritual terms.

Riffing on previous work like Psycho (1960) and more importantly Peeping Tom (1960), The Fiend taps into the distorted mind-set of an unhinged killer providing a bleak, yet sensationalised take on the British thriller. Starring Patrick Magee (Masque of the Red Death, The Skull, Tales from the Crypt), The Fiend is a must for all lovers of cult horror.

 

 

Shopping: The Curious of Dr Humpp...

1969 Argentina Sci-Fi horror by Emilio Vieyra,Jerald Intrator just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here3rd August 2022

The Curious Dr. Humpp is a 1969 Argentina Sci-Fi horror by Emilio Vieyra,Jerald Intrator (uncredited)
Starring Ricardo Bauleo,Gloria Prat,Aldo Barbero Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The original Spanish Language cut of the film was padded with extra sexy material in the US to produce an X rated Hot Version. The original version was dubbed the Cool/Horror Version and was later MPAA R rated. The Hot Version was released as MPAA Unrated on US DVD and was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 2005 DVD. The BBFC also passed the Original Version 18 uncut in 2022.
UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
  • 2022 101 Films/AGFA [Hot Version + Horror Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 18th July 2022

Promotional Material

THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP isn't a movie - it's a rite of passage. Easily one of the most brainbreaking sensory overloads in exploitation history, the story follows Dr. Humpp and his army of grotesque monsters as they kidnap couples and drain their "blood forces of sex" to keep the doctor eternally young. Directed by the prolific Emilio Vieyra in Argentina, this movie combines artful gothic horror with unhinged sex, comic book pulp, and a talking brain in a jar. Plus a monster who plays the guitar.

Basically, this is what might have happened if Mario Bava collaborated with Doris Wishman after an acid binge. AGFA + Something Weird are thrilled to present a brand-new restoration of this iconic sex-horror classic, complete with a new commentary track from filmmaker Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE). Plus LA VENGANZA DEL SEXO, Vieyra's original "horror" cut of THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP in its original Spanish language with English subtitles.

Special Features:

  • Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm internegative
  • Commentary track with filmmaker Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE)
  • Bonus Movie: LA VENGANZA DEL SEXO - 2K restoration of the original cut of THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP from a 35mm fine grain lab print
  • Brain damaged shorts and trailers from Dr. Humpp's laboratory
  • Reversible cover artwork

 

 

Shopping: Johnny Mnemonic...

1995 Canada/US action thriller by Robert Longo just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here31st July 2022

Johnny Mnemonic is a 1995 Canada/US action thriller by Robert Longo
Starring Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren and Dina Meyer Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Japanese Version.

In 2021, 26 years after its original release, Robert Longo has converted the film into a black & white version that is a bit closer to his original intention. That black and white version premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

UK: Presumably the Theatrical version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, injury detail:
  • 2022 101 Films Standard Edition [HD Theatrical Version + SD Japanese Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 18th July 2022

Promotional Material

101 Films presents Robert Longo's cyberpunk classic Johnny Mnemonic (1995), released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Adapted for the screen by visionary writer William Gibson from his own short story and starring Keanu Reeves in a role that paved the way for his lead role in the Matrix series, Johnny Mnemonic is a futuristic thrill-ride that will blow your mind.

It's the year 2021 and Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data courier with a secret: he is carrying a dangerous stash of information in his mind and must race against time, money, and gangsters to deliver the package and save himself. Accompanied by physically enhanced bodyguard Jane (Dina Meyer), Johnny sets out to acquire the passwords he needs to save himself. Worse yet, he is hunted by gangster Shinji (Denis Akiyama) and businessman Takahashi (Takeshi), both of whom seek the data Johnny possesses.

Special Features:

  • Commentary by film critic Rich Johnson
  • Commentary with director Robert Longo
  • Tomorrow Calling (1993), a short film adaptation of William Gibson's short story The Gernsback Continuum
  • Japanese Director's cut (SD)
  • Featurette
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Interviews from the shoot
  • Music video
  • Trailer

 

 

Shopping: Men in Black...

1997 USA comedy Sci-Fi film by Barry Sonnenfeld, once cut for a BBFC PG rating, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here29th July 2022

Men in Black is a 1997 USA comedy Sci-Fi film by Barry Sonnenfeld.
Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith and Linda Fiorentino. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

BBFC Category cuts for a PG rating applied to all UK releases until 2017 when an uncut version was passed 12. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

Promotional Material

Men in Black follows the exploits of Agents Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) and Jay (Will Smith), members of a top-secret organization established to monitor alien activity on Earth. The two MIB find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist (Vincent D'Onofrio), who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies. Kay and Jay face a simple imperative: track down the interloper or Earth will be destroyed. It's all in a day's work for the Men in Black.

 

 

Shopping: Red Sonja...

1985 US/Netherlands/Italy action fantasy by Richard Fleischer, once cut in the US and UK, just re-released in the UK


Link Here27th July 2022

Red Sonja is a 1985 US/Netherlands/Italy action fantasy by Richard Fleischer
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen and Sandahl Bergman Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. The further cut in the UK for PG rated cinema and VHS release in 1985. The BBFC cuts were waived from 1987 for subsequent 15 rated home video releases.

See further details from melonfarmers.co.uk

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, sexual violence, nudity:

Promotional Material

Directed by Richard Fleischer (Conan the Destroyer), the classic 80s fantasy action film RED SONJA has been restored in 4K UHD and includes a score from the renowned Academy Award-Winning(r) composer Ennio Morricone. Based on stories by the creator of Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard and featuring new original artwork by Renato Casaro, the original movie poster artist.

Brigitte Nielsen (Rocky IV, Cobra) stars as the iconic, flame-haired heroine who sets out to avenge the death of her family after being granted extraordinary powers by a mysterious vision, but only if she vows to never fall in love with a man who cannot defeat her in combat.

She is tasked to stop the tyrannical Queen Gedren (Sandahl Bergman, Conan the Barbarian), who is in possession of a talisman that could destroy the world. On her journey she meets Kalidor (Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator, Total Recall), a powerful stranger gifted with unusual strength who insists on helping Sonja end the Queen's reign of terror.

Extras:

  • Feature-length Documentary about Renato Casaro: The Last Movie Painter
  • Documentary Feature: "Arnold Schwarzenegger - The Man who raised Hollywood"
  • Interview with Assistant Director Michel Ferry: "Red Sonja vs. Kalidor - The Making of a Misunderstanding"
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

 

 

Carry on Nurse...

A continuing series to list BBFC cuts to Carry On films


Link Here22nd July 2022

Carry On Nurse is a 1959 UK comedy romance by Gerald Thomas
Starring Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Connor BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for U rated cinema release in 1959. Most of the cuts persisted onto PG rated home video releases.

Summary Notes

An idiosyncratic group of patients wreak havoc in the men's surgical ward of Haven Hospital. They decide to take their revenge on the frosty Matron, and there is even a spot of DIY surgery!

Versions

best available
best available 
cut:  
run: 86:37s
pal: 83:09s
PG 1980UK: Passed PG for mild innuendo and slapstick violence: UK: Passed PG:
  • 2001 Warner video
  • 1988 Warner VHS

From IMDb. Part of the shaving scene cut from cinema release was restored but otherwise the cinema cuts persisted onto video.

BBFC cut
category
cuts
cut:  
run: 85m
pal: 82m
U pre 1970UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts:
  • 1959 cinema release

Thanks to Vince. The BBFC cuts list read:

Reel 1 - In the scene where the male patient is shaved, end the episode immediately after the words "I'm not going to shave your face" have been spoken.
Reel 2 - After the nurse's words "What a fuss about such a little thing", remove the shot of the patient peering under the sheet.
Reel 5 - Remove "Get the doctor to give you something to make you sleep."
Reel 7 - Remove "Yes, you can pick up Mr. Hickson's balls."

 

 

Treasure Of The Four Crowns...

BBFC category cuts revealed for a PG rated cinema release in 1983


Link Here19th July 2022
Treasure Of The Four Crowns is a 1983 Spain/US/Italy fantasy adventure by Ferdinando Baldi
Starring Tony Anthony, Ana Obregón and Gene Quintano BBFC link 2020 IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated cinema release in 1983. Then uncut and 15 rated on home video.

Summary Notes

A group of adventurers are gathered together to retrieve some mystical gems which are in the possession of a deadly cult.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 99:44s
pal: 95:45s
15 1980

MPAA PG

UK: Passed 15 uncut:
  • 1987 Video Collection International VHS
US: Passed MPAA PG uncut for:
BBFC cut
cut:  
run: 98m
pal: 94m
PG 1980UK: Passed PG after BBFC cuts:
  • 1983 cinema release

Thanks to Scott. The BBFC cuts list read:

  • 76 1/2 mins After long shot sight of man in red trousers clapping boards, remove both close shots of woman's forehead branded with steaming knife.
  • 79 mins Later in same sequence remove three close ups of woman's screaming face.
  • 88 3/4 mins After initial close shot of bearded man's face being burnt with laser, remove all subsequent close ups of his face disintegrating.
  • 89 mins Immediately following, reduce sight of guards on fire staggering towards door.

 

 

Shopping: Deathstalker and Deathstalker 2...

Double bill by James Sbardellati, Jim Wynorski set for UK Blu-ray release on 22nd August 2022 with the sequel being uncut in the UK for the 1st time


Link Here13th July 2022

Deathstalker & Deathstalker 2 is a double bill by James Sbardellati, Jim Wynorski
Starring Rick Hill, Richard Brooker and John Terlesky

UK: Deathstalker was passed 18 uncut for sexualised nudity, sexual violence, strong violence :
UK: Deathstalker II was passed 18 uncut for sexual violence and sexual threat:
  • 2022 101 Films [Deathstalker I + II] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 22nd August 2022
Deathstalker is a 1983 US/Argentina action fantasy by James Sbardellati
Starring Rick Hill, Barbi Benton and Richard Brooker BBFC link 2020 IMDb
There are no censorship issues with this film.

Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans is a 1987 USA / Argentina comedy fantasy adventure by Jim Wynorski.
Starring John Terlesky, Monique Gabrielle and John Lazar. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The Theatrical Version was cut for 18 rated VHS in 1987 and 1991. Later passed 18 uncut for 2022 Blu-ray. In the US the Theatrical Version was uncut and MPAA R rated. Later a shorter Director's Cut was released that tightened up the film. There is also an Extended Version released in the US.

Promotional Material

A bounty of blades and babes awaits you in this two-disc double feature of the sword-and-sorcery classics Deathstalker and Deathstalker II!

DEATHSTALKER (1983)

Deathstalker tells the tale of a mighty warrior (Richard Hill) tasked to battle the dark forces within a fantastic kingdom. Embarking on a journey to a brutally challenging tournament, Deathstalker seeks its magnificent spoils: the throne of the wicked wizard Munkar, an unstoppable mystical power, and the love of the beautiful Princess Codille (Barbi Benton). But first, Deathstalker must prove himself worthy of his legacy... with danger and treachery lurking at every turn."

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Commentary with director James Sbardellati, special makeup effects artist John Carl Buechler, and actor Richard Brooker
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Photo gallery
  • English subtitles

DEATHSTALKER II (1987)

In Deathstalker II, the legendary swordsman (John Terlesky) finds his battle isn't over yet as he must save the kingdom from the iron grip of the tyrannical Jarek and the seductive Sultana. Together they have ruled the land by creating an evil doppelganger of the lovely Princess Evie (Monique Gabrielle). Enlisted into the service of the real Princess Evie, our courageous hero must now return her to her rightful place of power... but can even the dynamic Deathstalker defeat Jarek?]"

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Commentary with director Jim Wynorski, and actors John Terlesky and Toni Naples
  • Theatrical trailer
  • English subtitles

 

 

Shopping: Pink Flamingos...

1972 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters, only recently passed uncut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here13th July 2022

Pink Flamingos is a 1972 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters.
Starring Divine, David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce. Melon Farmers linkYoutube link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for varying amounts for an 18 rating between 1990 and 1999. Uncut and 18 rated for 2008 DVD but this was never released. Formally uncut and BBFC 18 rated for 2022 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:
  • 2022 The Criterion Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 28th June 2022

The BBFC agreed to an uncut 18 rated DVD release in 2008 but the release was cancelled. The BBFC commented in 2008 about the 3 cuts to be waived:

  • Probably the most difficult scene was the one featuring a man assaulting a woman with live chickens. However, a careful viewing of the scene suggested that the handling of the chickens, although rough, was no stronger than other scenes of animals being manhandled that had been passed in other films. Furthermore, although the chickens were killed, the killing was quick and clean and therefore not in breach of BBFC policy on animal cruelty.
  • The scene showing a man masturbating and injecting semen into a woman's vagina was grotesque and repulsive, rather than erotic. Although the Board had previously expressed concerns about the non-consensual nature of the scene, the datedness of the film and the lack of credibility of the scene, argued against intervention. With regard to the sexual violence in the scene, the Board's conclusion was that the scene was so over-the-top and so divorced from reality, that the likely response was disgust, shock and horror, rather than arousal.
  • The brief explicit fellatio could be justified by the wider context of the film, in that the whole purpose of the film was to shock, disgust and amuse (in a blackly comic fashion), rather than to arouse, and the explicitness of the image was important in creating the film's effect.

The BBFC's ratings info from 2022 reads:

nudity : There is focus on a man's dilating anus, in close-up detail. There is wider full nudity.

sex : There is a scene of unsimulated fellatio between a fictional mother and son. There are other strong sex scenes, as well as references to ejaculation, masturbation and troilism. A man's semen is seen, in close-up detail.

sexual violence and sexual threat : A man rapes a woman, while daubing her in chicken blood. After masturbating over her, a man artificially inseminates an unconscious female prisoner. A man exposes himself to schoolgirls.

other issues: In unsimulated footage, a woman puts dog excrement in her mouth. There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t'), regular strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') and discriminatory terms such as 'fag', 'dyke' and 'queen'. A chicken is killed on-screen. Threat, gore and implied violence are strong. There is brief drug misuse.

Promotional Material

John Waters made bad taste perversely transcendent with the forever shocking counterculture sensation Pink Flamingos , his most infamous and daring cinematic transgression. Outré diva Divine is iconic as the wanted criminal hiding out with her family of degenerates in a trailer outside Baltimore while reveling in her tabloid notoriety as the "Filthiest Person Alive." When a pair of sociopaths (Mink Stole and David Lochary) with a habit of kidnapping women in order to impregnate them attempt to challenge her title, Divine resolves to show them and the world the true meaning of the word filthy. Incest, cannibalism, shrimping, and film history's most legendary gross-out ending--Waters and his merry band of Dreamlanders leave no taboo unsmashed in this gleefully subversive ode to outsiderhood, in which camp spectacle and pitch-black satire are wielded in an all-out assault on respectability.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director John Waters, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Two audio commentaries featuring Waters, from the 1997 Criterion laserdisc and the 2001 DVD release
  • New conversation between Waters and filmmaker Jim Jarmusch
  • Tour of the film's Baltimore locations, led by Waters
  • Deleted scenes, alternate takes, and on-set footage
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • And more!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton and a piece by actor and author Cookie Mueller about the making of the film, from her 1990 book Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black

 

 

Shopping: Force 10 from Navarone...

1978 UK / USA action war drama by Guy Hamilton, once cut by the BBFC< just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here10th July 2022

Force 10 from Navarone is a 1978 UK / USA action war drama by Guy Hamilton.
Starring Harrison Ford and Robert Shaw and Edward Fox. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema released in 1978. The Theatrical Version was 15 rated on VHS. The Restored European Version of 2005 was uncut and 12 rated. The Theatrical Version was MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Mallory and Miller are back. It seems that there was traitor with them at Navarone, whom they thought was executed. But it seems that not only was he not executed, and he was not a traitor but a German spy. Intelligence believes he made it to Yugoslavia and is now with the Partisans. So, Mallory and Miller being the only ones who can positively identify him are sent along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby, who objects to their presence. It seems that Force 10 has a mission of their own which Mallory and Miller know nothing about. When their plane is shot and most of the team is killed, they mistakenly believe that some of the locals they meet are Partisans but in reality are German Allies, so they are taken prisoner, and have to convince the German commander that they are not spies or else they will be killed.

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

Promotional Material

Robert Shaw (Young Winston), Harrison Ford (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Barbara Bach (Short Night of the Glass Dolls) and Edward Fox (The Day of the Jackal) star alongside Carl Weathers (Rocky), Richard Kiel (Moonraker) and Franco Nero (Django) in this star-studded high adventure. Directed with an assured hand by Bond veteran Guy Hamilton (Battle of Britain), this rip-roaring adaptation of Alistair MacLean's follow-up to the classic The Guns of Navarone sees the elite cadre of commandos embark on a secret mission deep in the Yugoslavian wilderness, during the darkest days of World War II.

Extras: INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION (1-DISC) SPECIAL FEATURES

- High Definition remaster of the extended re-release cut
- Original mono audio
- Alternative stereo and 5.1 surround options
- Audio commentary with film historians Steve Mitchell and Steven Jay Rubin (2020)
- This Is a Giant Movie (1978, 21 mins): archival location report by Channel Television featuring interviews with producer Oliver A Unger, and actors Edward Fox and Carl Weathers
- Tour de Force (2020, 24 mins): actor Angus MacInnes recalls his early film role
- From Zabljak with Love (2020, 28 mins): the making of the film as told by construction manager Terry Apsey, stuntman Jim Dowdall, grip Dennis Fraser, chief hairdresser Colin Jamison, and chief make-up artist Peter Robb-King
- A Life Behind the Lens (2020, 33 mins): a tribute to the acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Challis, featuring interviews with fellow directors of photography and camera crew Dennis Fraser, Oswald Morris, John Palmer and Sydney Samuelson, as well as archival footage of Challis
- The BEHP Interview with Ron Goodwin (1999, 89 mins): archival video, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated composer in conversation with Linda Wood
- A Show of Force (2020, 26 mins): a look at the different versions of Force 10 from Navarone
- Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation
- Original trailers, TV and radio spots
- Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

 

 

Shopping: Spanish Fly...

1976 UK / Spain / Canada comedy by Bob Kellett, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here10th July 2022

Spanish Fly is a 1976 UK / Spain / Canada comedy by Bob Kellett.
Starring Leslie Phillips and Terry-Thomas and Graham Armitage. IMDb

BBFC cuts were required for an 'AA' rated cinema release in 1975. Passed 15 for home video but it is not clear if the cinema cuts have persisted.

Summary Notes

On the beautiful island of Minorca, Sir Percy de Courcy finds himself once again penniless. Since the disreputable Sir Percy isn't exactly willing to work for a living, this means he must concoct some sort of scam to maintain his luxurious lifestyle.

UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:

Promotional Material

Comedy icons Terry-Thomas and Leslie Phillips set new levels of bounderism and caddishness in this wickedly funny, mid-'70s sex comedy set on the Mediterranean island of Minorca! Directed by Bob Kellett and co-starring Sue Lloyd, Spanish Fly is featured is featured here as a brand-new High Definition remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

Sir Percy de Courcy feels dejected. His cunning wheeze to make some fast cash by buying up 100,000 gallons of local plonk to sell at a vast profit comes adrift when even he has to admit it tastes foul. But when his chauffeur adds a certain local ingredient to improve the taste, it turns the wine into a potent aphrodisiac!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Fullscreen, as-filmed version
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery with music suite featuring Ron Goodwin's original score

 

 

Shopping: The Films of Doris Wishman: The Twilight Years...

Film set just released on US Blu-ray with a rich history of BBFC censorship


Link Here9th July 2022

The Films of Doris Wishman: The Twilight Years is a film set by Doris Wishman

There are multiple censorship histories with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 American Genre Film The Films of Doris Wishman (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 28th June 2022
The Amazing Transplant is a 1970 US mystery fantasy by Doris Wishman
Starring João Fernandes, Linda Southern and Larry Hunter Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Heavily cut by the BBFC for 18 rated DVD release in 2005. The Unrated Special Edition from Something Weird is missing a couple of scenes seemingly at the behest of the director

Deadly Weapons is a 1974 US film by Doris Wishman
Starring Chesty Morgan, Harry Reems and Richard Towers BBFC link 2020 IMDb

uncut for X rated cinema release in 1974 but cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1987. Uncut and 18 rated since 2003. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Double Agent 73 is a 1974 US action film by Doris Wishman
Starring Chesty Morgan, Frank Silvano and Saul Meth BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut and 18 rated by the BBFC in the UK but uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Let Me Die A Woman is a 1977 US documentary by Doris Wishman
Starring Leslie, Deborah Harten and Lisa Carmelle Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Banned by the BBFC from 1980 cinema release. Significant cuts were made before an X rated cinema release was allowed in 1982. Uncut and MPAA X rated in the US.

A "screwdriver castration" sequence was deleted from the film and thought to be lost, but was in fact recovered from the original camera negatives.

Promotional Material

No one will ever make movies like Doris Wishman made movies. One of the most prolific women filmmakers in the history of American cinema, writer-director-editor Wishman created collisions between surrealism and exploitation that feel like they materialized from an alternate universe. THE FILMS OF DORIS WISHMAN: THE TWILIGHT YEARS surveys the last major era of Wishman's career. From DEADLY WEAPONS and DOUBLE AGENT 73 (crime epics starring the iconic Chesty Morgan ) to LET ME DIE A WOMAN (a semi-documentary about transgender people), AGFA + Something Weird are honored to present these triumphant DIY treasures in dazzling new restorations.

Bonus Features:

Disc 1: DEADLY WEAPONS (1974) and DOUBLE AGENT 73 (1974)

1. 2K restorations from the original 35mm camera negatives
2. DEADLY WEAPONS: Commentary with Doris Wishman biographer Michael Bowen
3. DEADLY WEAPONS: Commentary with Bleeding Skull's Annie Choi and Joseph A. Ziemba
4. DOUBLE AGENT 73: Commentary with filmmaker Frank Henenlotter
5. Theatrical trailers
6. Booklet with writing from Something Weird's Lisa Petrucciand a vintage Doris Wishman interview by artist Peggy Ahwhesh
7. English SDH Captions

Disc 2: THE AMAZING TRANSPLANT (1970) and LET ME DIE A WOMAN (1977)
1. 2K restorations from the original 35mm camera negatives
2. LET ME DIE A WOMAN: Commentary with artist and porn performer Carta Monir
3. Theatrical trailers
4. "Twilight Years" photo gallery
5. English SDH Captions

Disc 3: THE IMMORAL THREE (1975), KEYHOLES ARE FOR PEEPING (1972), and LOVE TOY (1971)
1. 2K restorations from the original 35mm camera negatives
2. THE IMMORAL THREE: Commentary with film programmer Lars Nilsen and AGFA's Bret Berg
3. Theatrical trailers
4. English SDH Captions

 

 

Shopping: The Seventh Curse...

1986 Hong Kong action horror by Ngai Choi Lam, previously cut by the BBFC, just released uncut on UK Blu-ray


Link Here7th July 2022
The Seventh Curse is a 1986 Hong Kong action horror by Ngai Choi Lam
Starring Chow Yun-Fat, Siu-Ho Chin and Maggie Cheung Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
The film was cut by the BBFC for sexual violence in the 18 rated video release of 1998. The 2022 18 rated Blu-ray release is uncut. There are alternative endings whereby editors have shortened or removed the final 2 scenes on account of brevity.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexualised nudity, injury detail:
  • 2022 88 Films Collector's Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 27th June 2022

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 80m
pal: 77m
18UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexualised nudity, injury detail:

BBFC cut
cut: 17s
run: 78:40s
pal: 75:31s
18 1980The dubbed English version was passed 18 after 17s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 MIA VHS

The BBFC cut the film as follows:

  • A woman is seen cutting her breasts with a knife. Both the knife cut and the resulting bleeding has been removed.
BBFC cut
cut: 16s
run: 81:11s
pal: 77:56s
18 1980The Cantonese version was passed 18 after 16s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 MIA VHS

Cuts as per the English Version

Promotional Material

Starring Chow Yun-fat (Hard Bolied, The Killer, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) The Seventh Curse is a curious entry from Golden Harvest, the legendary production company which had previously bought us the stone cold Bruce Lee classics, Way of the Dragon, Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon. When Dr Yuen (Chin Siu-ho) attempts to rescue a girl about to be sacrificed by the Worm Tribe in the middle of a Thailand jungle, he is damned with seven 'Blood Curses'. Though he finds a temporary antidote this will only last a year and he must return to the jungle to find a permanent cure.

The Seventh Curse is an adventurous story of lost tribes and deadly magic. Featuring strange locales, evil sorcerers and monsters, this bonkers thrill fest is a rollicking Asian oddity, a must for collectors of exotic Hong Kong cinema.

 

 

Shopping: Edge of Sanity...

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


Link Here5th July 2022

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

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

Promotional Material

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

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

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

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jon Towlson


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