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Shopping: Private Lessons...

1981 USA comedy by Alan Myerson, cut by the BBFC, set for a cut UK Blu-ray release


Link Here28th May 2024

Private Lessons is a 1981 USA comedy by Alan Myerson.
With Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman and Eric Brown. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for child protection issues. Some, but not all, nudity of Sylvia Krystal features a body double.

Summary Notes

An immigrant housemaid seduces a 15-year-old boy and later fakes her own death as part of his chauffeur's blackmail plot. Troubles arise when the two start to fall in love.

Private Lessons is one of the top grossing independent films of all time pre-Miramax. Private Lessons was released in 1981, starring Sylvia Kristal, Eric Brown, and Howard Hessman. Private Lessons was the first in a genre of soft core, teenage, wet dream, pictures.

Versions

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 3:20s
run: 82:59s
pal: 79:40s
18

18

UK: BBFC 18 rated with a trigger warning for child sexual abuse after compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 2024 Media Sales UK Blu-ray (rated 22/05/2024) titled PRIVATE LESSONS

Presumably the cuts are along the lines of the previously cut UK releases.

The BBFC commented:

This work required compulsory cuts to indecent images of children.

The plot centres on a ruse in which an older woman working as a housekeeper seduces a 15-year-old boy in an attempt to steal his father's money. There are scenes in which the woman takes advantage of the boy's sexual curiosity and manipulates the feelings that he develops for her, leading to the two being intimate and eventually sleeping together. In one sequence, a woman feigns death during sex with the teenager, which includes bloody detail. The latter and other sexual scenes place emphasis on female breast and buttock nudity. Other sexually abusive and sexist behaviour involves teenage boys leering at women, sometimes in states of undress, through bedroom windows, binoculars and from photographs. Although the treatment of these issues can be considered as a reflection of the time period in which the film is set, the behaviour is not clearly condemned.

UK: Passed 18 after 3:20s of previous BBFC cuts were repeated prior to submission for:

  • 2006 Cinema Club Video

No further BBFC cuts were made when re-submitted in 2006. However the version submitted was pre-cut to eliminate the same material as the previous version. The increased running time is additional, uncontentious footage.

UK: Passed 18 after 3:20s of BBFC cuts for:

  • 1992 Braveworld VHS
  • 1987 CIC VHS
  • 1982 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cuts were made in several scenes under the Protection of Children Act. Basically every shot where you could see Kristel's nudity and the boy in the same shot was removed. The scenes affected were the striptease, the bath scene and the two sex scenes. In the storyline the boy was meant to be 15 years old
cut
cut
cut:
run: 83:00s
pal: 79:41s
pre-cert VHSUK : The 1983 Pre-cert CIC VHS has been reported as less cut but the 1982 release is the same running time as the cut cinema version.
uncut
uncut
run: 87:03s
pal: 83:34s
MPAA RUS: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
cut
pre-cut
MPAA Unrated US: Some DVD releases are reported to feature a version with Sylvia Krystal nudity replaced with a body double others have pixellated the nudity.

Summary Notes

But just to let you know, it has been altered from the version, which is on VHS tape. It has also been revealed that Silvia Kristal had a body double, her name is Judy Helden. However, Ms. Helden only appears in two scenes in the movie, and they are not the famous scenes which those of us in the 35 to 40 age group, who love the movie all know. Miss Helden's scenes appear towards the end of the movie, where we see aroused nipples on a breast, in one shot of the backside that does not match up with Sylvia Kristal's.

 

 

Shopping: Once Upon a Time in the West...

1968 Italy / USA western by Sergio Leone, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here28th May 2024

Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italy / USA western by Sergio Leone.
Starring Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson and Claudia Cardinale. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A" rated cinema release in 1969. The film was uncut and 'AA' rated for 1982 cinema release. Uncut on home video with a 15 rating until 2003 but with a 12 rating from 2011. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US. There is a longer Director's Cut released in Italy.

Summary Notes

Story of a young woman, Mrs. McBain, who moves from New Orleans to frontier Utah, on the very edge of the American West. She arrives to find her new husband and family slaughtered, but by whom? The prime suspect, coffee-lover Cheyenne, befriends her and offers to go after the real killer, assassin gang leader Frank, in her honor. He is accompanied by Harmonica, a man already on a quest to get even.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

One of the most iconic, and influential, movies ever made, Sergio Leone's monumental epic comes to 4K Ultra HD. Set in the dying days of the Old West, a struggle to control water in a dusty desert town embroils three hard-bitten gunmen in an epic clash of greed, honor, and revenge. This definitive Paramount Presents limited edition includes both HDR-10 and Dolby Vision, restored from the original camera negative by Paramount's archive team, L'immagine Ritrovata and The Film Foundation. Special thanks to Martin Scorsese for his consultation on this restoration.

 

 

Shopping: Frivolous Lola...

1998 Italy comedy romance by Tinto Brass just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here26th May 2024

Frivolous Lola is a 1998 Italy comedy romance by Tinto Brass
Starring Anna Ammirati, Patrick Mower and Max Parodi BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The film exists as an uncut Italian Version/Director's Cut and a cut Export Version.

Summary Notes

Set in the 1950s Italian countryside, the film tells the story of Lola and Masetto, a young couple whose views on premarital sex differ drastically.

US: The Italian Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2024 Cult Epics Collectors' Edition R0 4K Blu-ray/(RA) Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 3rd May 2024
  • 2024 Cult Epics Special Edition (RA) Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 3rd May 2024

Reviews

Promotional Material

THE TINTO BRASS CLASSIC MAKES ITS 4K ULTRA HD DEBUT!

Join the Joie de Vivre club with the maddeningly charming Lola, as she plots to loosen up her fiancé in this exuberant sexy comedy. Everyone is wild about Lola - even, some suspect, her own stepfather. Frivolous Lola is Tinto Brass' most likable film, Cult Epics presents the Uncut & Uncensored Director's Cut with new and vintage bonus features.

4K ULTRA HD SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • New 4K Transfer (from original negative) & Restoration with HDR
  • New DTS-HD MA 2.0 Stereo/5.1 Surround Italian & English
  • New Audio Commentary by Eugenio Ercolani & Nathaniel Thompson
  • Theatrical Trailers

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • New 4K Transfer (from original negative) & Restoration
  • New DTS-HD MA 2.0 Stereo/5.1 Surround Italian & English
  • New Audio Commentary by Eugenio Ercolani & Nathaniel Thompson
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Interview with director Tinto Brass (2004)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Double-sided sleeve with original Italian poster art
  • 20-page illustrated booklet with liner notes by Eugenio Ercolani and Domenico Monetti
  • Slipcase
  • 4K UHD first pressing Exclusive: 4x Repro Italian Lobby Card prints

 

 

Shopping: The Crow...

1994 USA action fantasy by Alex Proyas, cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here24th May 2024
The Crow is a 1994 USA action fantasy by Alex Proyas.
With Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott and Rochelle Davis. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating, and this cut version has been distributed worldwide since.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Promotional Material

The modern-gothic original that entranced audiences and critics alike, THE CROW tells the tale of a young musician brutally murdered alongside his beloved fiancée, only to rise from the grave by a mysterious crow. Seeking revenge, he battles a criminal underground that must answer for their crimes, in this supernatural superhero movie from director by Alex Proyas (DARK CITY), adapted from the comic book series, and starring Brandon Lee in his final, tragic performance.

 

 

Updated: Robot Dreams...

Further details of BBFC category cuts for PG rated cinema release


Link Here24th May 2024

Robot Dreams is a 2023 Spain/France animation drama by Pablo Berger
Starring Ivan Labanda, Tito Trifol and Rafa Calvo Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a BBFC PG rated cinema release in 2024.

Summary Notes

Based on the popular graphic novel by the North American writer Sara Varon, ROBOT DREAMS tells the adventures and misfortunes of Dog and Robot in NYC during the '80s.
 

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts by substitution
cut:
run: 102:29s
pal: 98:23s
PG

IFCO cinema G

UK: BBFC PG rated for mild rude humour for mild rude humour after BBFC category cuts:
  • 2024 Artificial Eye Film Co. cinema release (rated 30/01/2024)

The BBFC commented:

The company obscured rude gestures in order to achieve their preferred category of PG. An uncut 12A classification was available.

Thanks to Scott, Jake and Chris.

The rude gesture was in fact the robot showing his middle finger when copying members of a street gang. The director was involved in deciding how to obscure the gesture by covering it up. The solution to cover up the gesture with a black strip proved more than acceptable as it gets a laugh from viewers realising that the robot is making the gesture and that this has been censored.

Ireland: The cut UK version was IFCO G rated for consumer advice: explores themes of friendship and loss with positive resolution:
  • 2024 Curzon cinema release (rated 16/01/2024)

 

 

Shopping: The Pleasure...

1985 Italy erotic drama by Joe D'Amato set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 29th July 2024


Link Here22nd May 2024

The Pleasure is a 1985 Italy erotic drama by Joe D'Amato
Starring Andrea Guzon, Gabriele Tinti and Marco Mattioli BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Previously released in cut versions but uncut for 18 rated video in 2024.

Summary Notes

Leonora's children Ursula and Edmund inherit her erotic recordings. Ursula uses the recordings to forge a relationship with Gerard, Leonora's late lover. Meanwhile, Gerard's mistress attends to Edmund.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 93:28s
pal: 89:44s
18UK: Uncut and BBFC 18 rated for sexual violence, nudity, strong sex, sex references:
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 9s
run: 93:31s
pal: 89:47s
BBFC 18 1982UK: BBFC 18 rated after 9s of BBFC cuts:
  • 1995 Jezebel Films VHS (rated 25/01/1995)

BBFC cut
cut
cut:  
run: 90:15s 
pal: 86:38s
BBFC 18 1982UK: A short and presumably cut version was BBFC 18 rated:
  • 1986 Elephant VHS (rated 04/09/1986)
  • 1985 Eagle Films cinema release (rated 19/11/1985)

Promotional Material

Prolific Italian director Joe D'Amato is back in the softcore zone with a sordid tale about Gerard (Gabriele Tinti) who pines for his dead lover, Leonora (Andrea Guzon) whilst listening to old audio tapes of them having sex sparking memories of their erotic encounters. Back in the present his daughter, who is the mirror image of her mother finds the tapes which leads to questionable trysts and sordid couplings. With plenty of exposed flesh and the bonus of starring Laura "Emmanuelle" Gemser this is one of D'Amato's most stylish and accomplished bump and grind efforts. Fans of Tinto Brass will want to get their hands on this one.

 

 

Shopping: The Crow...

1994 USA action fantasy by Alex Proyas, cut for its MPAA R rating, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


Link Here22nd May 2024
The Crow is a 1994 USA action fantasy by Alex Proyas.
With Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott and Rochelle Davis. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating, and this cut version has been distributed worldwide since.
UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2024 Paramount Home Entertainment Steelbook R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon #ad released on 6th May 2024
  • 2024 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 3rd June 2024

Promotional Material

The modern-gothic original that entranced audiences and critics alike comes to 4K Ultra HD® for its 30th Anniversary. THE CROW tells the tale of a young musician brutally murdered alongside his beloved fiancée, only to be risen from the grave by a mysterious crow. Seeking revenge, he battles a criminal underground that must answer for its crimes. This supernatural superhero movie from director Alex Proyas (DARK CITY) was based on the comic book series and stars Brandon Lee in his tragic final performance.

Special Features
- NEW: Shadows & Pain: Designing The Crow
- NEW: Sideshow Collectibles: An Interview with Edward R. Pressman
- Audio Commentary with Director Alex Proyas
- Audio Commentary by Producer Jeff Most and Screenwriter John Shirley
- Behind the Scenes Featurette
- A Profile on James O'Barr
- Extended Scenes
- Deleted Footage Montage
- Trailer

4K & Blu-ray Disc:

Languages: English - United States DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround / French - Parisian, German, Spanish - Castilian Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround / Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo L/R

Subtitles: English - United States / English - United States SDH* / Danish / Dutch / Finnish / French - Parisian / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Norwegian / Spanish - Castilian / Swedish

 

 

Shopping: Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker...

1981 US video nasty by William Asher just released uncut on UK 4K Blu-ray


Link Here19th May 2024
Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker is a 1981 US horror mystery thriller by William Asher
Starring Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell and Bo Svenson BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Banned as Video Nasty in 1983. Banned again by the BBFC for video in 1987. Uncut and BBFC 18 rated for 18 rated Blu-ray in 2024. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

An orphaned teenager finds himself being dominated by his aunt who's hell-bent on keeping him with her...at all costs.

UK: Uncut and BBFC 18 rated with a trigger warning for strong bloody violence, domestic abuse, sexual violence references:

Promotional Material

It remains the most joltingly violent, psychosexual grindhouse shocker of the '80s, directed by a veteran of I Love Lucy and starring a frequently shirtless former teen idol with an epically demented performance by an Oscar® nominee. And now it can be experienced for the first time ever in UHD : Jimmy McNichol stars as an orphaned high-school student raised by his strangely overprotective aunt ( Susan Tyrrell of FAT CITY fame) who becomes implicated in a grisly murder investigated by a psychotic police detective (an equally unhinged Bo Svenson of INGLORIOUS BASTARDS). 7x Emmy® nominee Julia Duffy (Newhart) and Bill Paxton (in one of his first film roles) co-star in this "jaw-dropping hunk of genre insanity" (Pop Culture Beast) and former DPP 39 Video Nasty -- also known as NIGHT WARNING -- now scanned in 4K from the original camera negative with 6 hours of new and archival Special Features.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Audio Commentary With Star Jimmy McNichol
  • Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Producer Steve Breimer And Co-Writer Alan Jay Glueckman, Moderated By Mondo Digital's Nathaniel Thompson
  • Audio Commentary With Co-Producer And Unit Production Manager Eugene Mazzola
  • Extreme Prejudice - Interview With Actor Bo Svenson
  • Point And Shoot - Interview With Director Of Photography Robbie Greenberg
  • Family Dynamics - Interview With Editor Ted Nicolaou
  • Cast And Crew Interviews With Actors Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell And Steve Eastin, Make-Up Artist Allan A. Apone And Producer Steve Breimer
  • Trailer
  • TV Spot

 

 

Shopping: The Nude Vampire...

1970 France horror by Jean Rollin, once cut bye the BBFC, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


Link Here19th May 2024

The Nude Vampire is a 1970 France horror by Jean Rollin.
Starring Maurice Lemaître and Caroline Cartier and Ly Lestrong. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release. Passed 18 uncut for all home video releases. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Wealthy and decadent industrialist Georges Radamante rules over a strange secret suicide cult and wants to achieve immortality by figuring out a way to share the biochemistry of a young mute orphaned vampire woman. Complications ensue when Radamante's son Pierre finds out what's going on and falls for the comely lass.

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

Promotional Material

Jean Rollin's second feature film, and his first in colour, The Nude Vampire (La Vampire nue) finds the master of the fantastique combining his trademark erotic-vampire themes with an homage to the mystery serials of his youth.

When Pierre (Olivier Martin), the son of a wealthy industrialist, witnesses a beautiful woman (Caroline Cartier) being pursued and captured by men in bizarre masks, he decides to investigate, uncovering a sinister vampire cult...

Starring Caroline Cartier (Lumière), veteran French character actors Bernard Musson (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie) and Paul Bisciglia (The Demoniacs), Lettrist artist Maurice Lemaître (co-writer of Rollin's The Iron Rose), and Rollin regulars Olivier Martin (The Rape of the Vampire) and twins Cathy and Marie-Pierre Castel (Lips of Blood), The Nude Vampire is one of Jean Rollin's most eccentric and effective works.

Extras "INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Brand-new 4K restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films
  • Original French and English mono soundtracks
  • Audio commentary with film historians Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby (2024)
  • Jean Rollin Introduces 'The Nude Vampire' (1998)
  • Le Passage (2024): updated documentary on the making of The Nude Vampire by Rollin's personal assistant, Daniel Gouyette, including interviews with key collaborators Natalie Perrey, Jean-Noël Delamarre and Jean-Pierre Bouyxou
  • Fragment d'un dialogue (2024): extracts from selected interviews with Rollin conducted by Gouyette between 1998 and 2003
  • Interview with archivist Lucas Balbo exploring Rollin's connection to the French anarchist union (2024)
  • Critical appreciation by author and film historian Virginie Sélavy (2024)
  • Original French and English theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material, and behind the scenes
  • New and improved English translation subtitles for the French soundtrack
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a selection of new and archival writing including a new essay by David Jenkins, an archival introduction by director Jean Rollin, an archival interview with Rollin, and full film credits.
  • Limited edition of 10,000 individually numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US

All extras subject to change"

 

 

Shopping: The Demoniacs...

1973 French/Belgian horror by Jean Rollin, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here19th May 2024

The Demoniacs is a 1973 French/Belgian horror by Jean Rollin.
With Joëlle Coeur, Willy Braque and Paul Bisciglia. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated UK DVD releases. Later the Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for Blu-ray. There are 2 cut variants in the US with one that claims that it is Director Approved.

Summary Notes

A gang of pirates rape the two sole survivors of a ship wreck. The violated girls are rescued by the strange inhabitants of a supposedly haunted island, where they are granted supernatural powers to strike revenge against the pirates.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2024 Powerhouse Films Limited Edition [Theatrical + Extended Version + Curse of the Living Dead] R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 24th April 2024
  • 2024 Powerhouse Films Limited Edition [Theatrical + Extended Version + Curse of the Living Dead] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th April 2024

Promotional Material

"The Demoniacs (Les Démoniaques) sees director Jean Rollin eschew his regular subject of vampirism for a brutal nautical tale of ritual horror and supernatural vengeance.

A gang of ruthless pirates, known as 'the wreckers', rape two survivors of a shipwreck. The women, now mute, are guided by a mysterious clown to a ruined castle, where they receive magical powers with which to exact their revenge on the gang.

Starring Joëlle Coeur (Schoolgirl Hitchhikers), John Rico (Blood Orgy of the She-Devils), Willy Braque (Lips of Blood), and Mireille Dargent (The Iron Rose), The Demoniacs is one of its director's most shocking and violent tales of the fantastique."

Extras "INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 4K UHD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Brand-new 4K HDR restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films
  • 4K (2160p) UHD presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Three presentations of the film: the original theatrical version; the longer, explicit export version; and Curse of the Living Dead, the alternative English-language cut
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film expert Tim Lucas (2024)
  • Selected scenes commentary with Jean Rollin (2005)
  • Jean Rollin Introduces 'The Demoniacs' (1998)
  • One of the Demoniacs (2024): new presentation of an interview with regular Rollin collaborator Jean-Pierre Bouyxou
  • Newly edited archival interview with actor Willy Braque (2024)
  • Critical appreciation by author and musician Stephen Thrower (2024)
  • Outtake footage
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material, and behind the scenes
  • New and improved English translation subtitles
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for Curse of the Living Dead
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, an archival piece on the making of the film by Jean Rollin, an archival interview with Rollin, an archival interview with actor Monica Swinn, and full film credits.
  • World premiere on 4K UHD

Limited edition of 10,000 individually numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US

All extras subject to change"

 

 

Shopping: Barbarella...

1968 France / Italy comedy Sci-Fi fantasy by Roger Vadim, once cut in the US, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here16th May 2024

Barbarella is a 1968 France / Italy comedy Sci-Fi fantasy by Roger Vadim.
Starring Jane Fonda and John Phillip Law and Anita Pallenberg. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA PG rating but home video releases are uncut even if still claiming to be PG rated.

Summary Notes

The year is 40,000. After peaceful floating in zero-gravity, astronaut Barbarella lands on the frozen planet Lythion and sets out to find renowned scientist Durand Durand in the City of Night, Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour. There, she encounters such objects as the Excessive Machine, a genuine sex organ on which an expert artist of the keyboard, in this case, Durand Durand himself, can drive a victim to death by pleasure, a lesbian queen who can make her fantasies take form in her Chamber of Dreams, and a group of ladies smoking a giant hookah which dispenses Essence of Man through a poor victim struggling in its glass globe. You can not help but be impressed by the special effects crew and the various ways that were found to tear off what minimal clothes our heroine seemed to possess.

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

Promotional Material

Slip out of your spacesuit and into something more comfortable! It's time to join Barbarella on a series of cosmic adventures in this Dino De Laurentiis production directed by Roger Vadim ( =And God Created Woman ) and starring Jane Fonda as the intergalactic glamor puss created by comic book artist Jean-Claude Forest.

It is the year 40,000AD. When evil scientist Durand Durand (Milo O'Shea) creates a deadly weapon with the potential to cause mass devastation, the President of Earth dispatches Barbarella (Fonda) to hunt him down. Crash-landing in an icy wilderness somewhere within the Tau Ceti planetary system, Barbarella is rescued by Mark Hand (Ugo Tognazzi, La Cage Aux Folles) and guided by the blind angel Pygar (John Phillip Law, =Danger: Diabolik ) to Durand's lair in Sogo, a city of corruption and debauchery, where an encounter with the Great Tyrant Black Queen (Anita Pallenberg, =Performance ) and her minions throws her mission into jeopardy.

With an all-star cast including David Hemmings and Marcel Marceau, and glorious retro-futuristic costumes and art design dripping with 60s psychedelia, Barbarella defined an era and has never looked better than this 4K restoration, with an HDR/Dolby Vision color grade so rich it can be seen from space, loaded with bonus features!

4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • 4K restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tula Lotay

DISC ONE - FEATURE (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY)

  • 4K (2160p) Ultra HD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original lossless English mono audio, plus remixed 5.1 and Dolby Atmos surround and lossless French mono (featuring the voice of Jane Fonda)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
  • Alternative opening and closing credits (in 4K with Dolby Vision)
  • Isolated score

DISC TWO - EXTRAS (BLU-RAY)

  • =Another Girl, Another Planet an appreciation of =Barbarella by film critic Glenn Kenny
  • Paul Joyce's behind the scenes featurette, =Barbarella Forever!
  • =Love , a two-hour in-depth discussion between film and cultural historians Tim Lucas & Steve Bissette on the impact and legacy of =Barbarella
  • =Dress to Kill , a 30-minute interview with film fashion scholar Elizabeth Castaldo Lundén on Jacques Fonteray's world-changing costume designs
  • =Framing for Claude , an interview with camera operator Roberto Girometti
  • =Tognazzi on Tognazzi , actor/director Ricky Tognazzi discusses the life and work of his father and =Barbarella star Ugo Tognazzi
  • =An Angel's Body Double , actor Fabio Testi discusses his early career as a stuntman and body double for John Phillip Law on =Barbarella
  • =Dino and Barbarella , a video essay by Eugenio Ercolani on producer Dino De Laurentiis
  • Trailer
  • US TV and radio spots
  • Image gallery

 

 

Shopping: The Scavengers...

1969 US war western drama by Lee Frost just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here16th May 2024

The Scavengers is a 1969 US war western drama by Lee Frost
Starring John Bliss, Maria Lease and Michael Divoka IMDb

Originally MPAA R rated in the US. Reissued in 1971 MPAA Unrated with hardcore sex inserts as the Hot Version, and re-titled The Grabbers.

Summary Notes

Renegade Confederate soldiers take over a frontier town, but after they molest a young black woman, a group of ex-slaves arm themselves and counter-attack.

Version

uncut
uncut
run: 104:21s
pal: 100:11s
MPAA UnratedUS: The Hot Version is MPAA Unrated:
  • 2024 Severin Films [R rated + Unrated Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 30th April 2024

From IMDb:

Reissued in 1971 MPAA Unrated with hardcore sex inserts as the Hot Version, and re-titled The Grabbers.

uncut
Original Version
run: 94:20s
pal: 90:34s
MPAA RUS: The Original Version is MPAA R rated:
  • 2024 Severin Films [R rated + Unrated Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 30th April 2024

 

 

Soldier Blue...

With a long history of censor cuts, the film has been further cut by the BBFC for a 2024 video release


Link Here16th May 2024
Soldier Blue is a 1970 USA western by Ralph Nelson.
Starring Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss and Donald Pleasence. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Reportedly cut in the US for an MPAA rating in 1970. These cuts have long since been forgotten and the R rated version is the best available. The film was cut for an MPAA PG rating in 1974 but the R rating was restored in 1976.

The R rated version was cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release and 18 rated VHS. The BBFC cuts for sexual violence were waived in 2004 for 18 rated DVD releases but new cuts were required for horse falls. In 2024 further BBFC cuts were required for previously unnoticed indecent images of a child.

Summary Notes

After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. Together, they must try to reach the cavalry's main base camp. As they travel onward, Honus is torn between his growing affection for Cresta, and his disgust for her anti-American beliefs. They reach the cavalry campsite on the eve of an attack on a Cheyenne village, where Honus will learn which side has really been telling him the truth.

Versions

best available
best
available
run: 115m
pal: 110m
MPAA RUS: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

There are reports that the original US R Rated version was cut to avoid an X rating in 1970. The film was cut for a PG rating in 1974 but the R rating was restored in 1976. Any such cuts have long since being forgotten though, and the current uncut US version is definitive.

mpaa cut
cut
MPAA PGUS: Cut for an MPAA PG rating in 1974
BBFC cut
cut
cut:
run: 115:19s
pal: 110:42s
18UK: BBFC 18 rated for strong violence, sexual violence for strong violence, sexual violence after BBFC cuts:
  • 2024 Studio Canal Blu-ray (rated 13/05/2024)

The BBFC commented:

Compulsory Cuts were required for illegal horse falls and potentially indecent images of a child.

BBFC cut
cut
cut: 6s
run: 114:38s
pal: 110:03s
18Passed 18 after 6s of BBFC cuts with previous cuts for violence restored for:
  • UK 2008 Optimum R2 DVD

The BBFC commented: Four cuts were required to remove the presence of cruel, dangerous and illegal horse falls

cut
total cuts
cut: 28s
run: 114:12s
pal: 109:38s

BBFC cut
7s

cut
distributor
23s

18Passed 18 after 7s of BBFC cuts and 23s of distributor cuts for:
  • UK 2005 Momentum R2 DVD

Bizarrely the Momentum Pictures resubmission in 2005 ended up by being unnecessarily more cut than the previous version. The BBFC made the following statement: The BBFC requested 7 seconds of cuts to remove cruel horsefalls but the distributor made additional voluntary cuts of 23 seconds to remove an acceptable horsefall and part of a rape scene. These cuts were not required by the BBFC but were in line with cuts made to previous video releases.

BBFC cut
23s
cut: 23s
run: 114:02s
pal: 109:28s
18Passed 18 after 23s of BBFC cuts for:
  • UK 1999 BMG VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • The cuts as per previous Embassy version except that slightly less cut from the rape scene
BBFC cutcut
cut: 36s
run: 113:25s
pal: 108:53s
18Passed after 36s of BBFC cuts for:
  • UK 1986 Embassy VHS

The cuts were:

  • Cuts are to a scene showing the rape of an Indian woman, during the massacre of the village
  • Cuts to a shot of a naked Indian woman strung up by her wrists with blood on her breasts
  • A horsefall has been removed
BBFC cut
cut
cut:
run:
pal:
sub: 114:39s
X certPassed X (18) after BBFC cuts for:
  • UK 1970 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Cuts to a scene showing the rape of an Indian woman, during the massacre of the village
  • Decapitation of indian squaw removed

 

 

Shopping: The Guyver...

1991 US/Japan action comedy by Screaming Mad George, Steve Wang set for US 4K Blu-ray release on 25th June 2024


Link Here11th May 2024
The Guyver is a 1991 US/Japan action comedy by Screaming Mad George, Steve Wang
Starring Greg Joung Paik, Jimmie 'JJ' Walker and Peter Spellos Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Originally MPAA R rated the film was cut for an MPAA PG-13 rated theatrical release. This theatrical version was later dubbed a Director's Cut, maybe to contrast with the shortened VHS Version. The Original R rated version was released on US Blu-ray in 2024.

The VHS Version was cut by the BBFC for 15 rated 1992 VHS. The cuts were waived in 2016 for the 12 rated Director's Cut DVD/Blu-ray.

Summary Notes

Young man merges with mechanical device, becoming cyborg superhero. Strange creatures emerge, seeking to reclaim device. He uncovers plot to genetically engineer monstrous creatures.

US: The Original Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2024 Unearthed Classics Limited Collector's Edition R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 25th June 2024

Promotional Material

PART HUMAN. PART ALIEN. PURE SUPERPOWER. In this thrill-a-minute action adventure, Sean Barker (Jack Armstrong) is a college student who discovers the "Guyver", an alien mechanical device that merges with his own body, turning him into a super-powerful cyborg fighting machine. The device belongs to Chronos, an evil corporation run by human mutants that metamorphize into monstrous soldiers called "Zoanoids". Chronos badly wants the Guyver back and sends a gang of Zoanoids to kidnap Sean's girlfriend, Mizuki (Vivian Wu). Sean rescues Mizuki with the help of Max Reed (Mark Hamill), a CIA agent determined to keep the device from falling into the hands of Chronos. However, the rescue attempt is not completely successful, thereby triggering a series of epic battles between the forces of good and evil.

LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION CONTENTS:

  • NEW 4K restoration of the original R-rated 35mm camera negative by Unearthed Films
  • Blu-ray of the feature film and all new extras
  • The Guyver Soundtrack composed by Matthew Morse
  • Booklet

DISC ONE -- FEATURE (4K ULTRA HD):

  • NEW 4K restoration of the original R-rated 35mm camera negative by Unearthed Films presented in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio in HDR
  • NEW Commentary with co-directors Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang, moderated by Dom O'Brien, the author of Budget Biomorphs: The Making of The Guyver Films
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles

DISC TWO -- FEATURE & EXTRAS (BLU-RAY):

  • NEW 4K restoration of the original R-rated 35mm camera negative by Unearthed Films presented in 1080p HD in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • NEW Commentary with co-directors Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang, moderated by Dom O'Brien, the author of Budget Biomorphs: The Making of The Guyver Films
  • NEW Interview with producer Brian Yuzna
  • NEW Interview with co-director Screaming Mad George
  • NEW Suit Tests with commentary by co-directors Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang
  • NEW Outtakes with commentary by co-directors Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang
  • NEW Gag Reel with commentary by co-directors Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang
  • NEW Production & Artwork Gallery
  • Alternate Title Sequence
  • Trailers

DISC THREE -- SOUNDTRACK (CD / COMPACT DISC):

  • The Guyver Original Motion Picture Soundtrack composed by Matthew Morse

 

 

Shopping: Basket Case...

1982 US comedy horror by Frank Henenlotter, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here11th May 2024

Basket Case is a 1982 US comedy horror by Frank Henenlotter.
With Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith and Beverly Bonner. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema release, further cut for 1987 VHS. Uncut since 1999. Originally MPAA Unrated in the US but later was R rated.

Summary Notes

Charming country bumpkin Duane Bradley takes a motel room in New York with a basket and a backpack. In a flashback sequence we learn the basket contains his surgically removed Siamese twin - who is not only so physically deformed the doctors hesitated to consider him a human, but is also the vindictive driver behind their trip, with the purpose of killing off all those he blames. But in one of those doctors' offices, Duane gets his first-ever date, with the receptionist, and wants to start a positive life. When the freak twin escapes, the scene is set for a grim finale.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Promotional Material

The feature debut of director Frank Henenlotter ( Brain Damage , Frankenhooker ), 1982's Basket Case is a riotous and blood-spattered "midnight movie" experience, now presented for the first time ever on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

Duane Bradley seems like a pretty ordinary guy. His formerly conjoined twin Belial, on the other hand, is a deformed creature who lives in a wicker basket. Arriving in the Big Apple and taking up a room at a seedy hotel, the pair set about hunting down and butchering the surgeons responsible for their separation.

Filmed on a shoestring budget against the backdrop of 1980s New York (where it played on the midnight movie circuit for over two-and-a-half years), =Basket Case has clawed its way from its humble origins to become one of the most celebrated cult movies of all time.

4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • 4K restoration from the original 16mm negative by MoMA
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with writer/director Frank Henenlotter and star Kevin VanHentenryck
  • Archival audio commentary with Frank Henenlotter, producer Edgar Ievins, actor Beverly Bonner and filmmaker Scooter McRae
  • Basket Case 3-1/2: An Interview with Duane Bradley -- short film by Frank Henenlotter
  • Me and the Bradley Boys -- interview with actor Kevin VanHentenryck
  • A Brief Interview with Director Frank Henenlotter -- a strange 2017 interview with the director
  • Seeing Double: The Basket Case Twins -- interview with actors Florence and Maryellen Schultz
  • Blood, Basket and Beyond -- interview with actor Beverly Bonner
  • The Latvian Connection -- featurette including interviews with producer Edgar Ievins, casting person/actor Ilze Balodis, associate producer/special effects artist Ugis Nigals and Belial performer Kika Nigals
  • Belial Goes to the Drive-In -- interview with film critic Joe Bob Briggs
  • Basket Case at MoMA -- footage from the 2017 restoration premiere
  • What's in the Basket? -- feature-length documentary covering the three films in the =Basket Case series
  • In Search of the Hotel Broslin -- archival location featurette
  • The Frisson of Fission: Basket Case, Conjoined Twins, and 'Freaks' in Cinema -- video essay by Travis Crawford
  • Slash of the Knife (1976, 30 mins) -- short made by Frank Henenlotter featuring many of the same actors from =Basket Case , including optional audio commentary with Frank Henenlotter and playwright Mike Bencivenga
  • Basket Case and =Slash of the Knife outtakes
  • Belial's Dream (2017, 5 mins) -- animated short by filmmaker Robert Morgan
  • Extensive image galleries
  • Trailers, TV & radio spots
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
  • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
  • Collector's booklet featuring writing on the film by Michael Gingold and a =Basket Case comic strip by artist Martin Trafford

 

 

Shopping: The Nude Vampire...

1970 France horror by Jean Rollin, once cut bye the BBFC, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here11th May 2024
The Nude Vampire is a 1970 France horror by Jean Rollin
Starring Caroline Cartier, Olivier Rollin and Maurice Lemaître BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release. Passed 18 uncut for all home video releases. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A young man falls in love with a beautiful woman being chased by sinister masked figures at night. He tries to track her down, and learns she's being held captive by his father and colleagues who believe she's a vampire.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

Rollin's second feature, and his first in colour, The Nude Vampire (La Vampire nue) finds the master of the fantastique combining his trademark erotic-vampire themes with an homage to the mystery serials of his youth. One Rollin's most eccentric and effective works.

 

 

Shopping: Conan the Barbarian...

1982 USA action fantasy adventure by John Milius, cut in the US and UK, just released on US 4K Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here8th May 2024

Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 USA action fantasy adventure by John Milius.
With Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones and Max von Sydow. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Originally cut for an MPAA R rating The uncut version has never been released. All British releases were further cut by the BBFC. There is also an International version and an Extended Verson that exists in a couple of variants.

Summary Notes

A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2024 Arrow Video Special Edition [Extended, International and Theatrical Versions] R0 4K Blu-ray/(RA) Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 30th April 2024
  • 2024 Arrow Video Special Edition [Extended, International and Theatrical Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 30th April 2024
  • 2024 Arrow Video Amazon VoD [US] at US Amazon #ad

Promotional Material

Ripped from the pages of Robert E. Howard's beloved pulp stories, and brought to the screen by maverick director John Milius, =Conan the Barbarian is one of the most beloved fantasy-action adventures in Hollywood history, which not only popularized a new subgenre -- the sword-and-sorcery film -- but also made a cinematic icon of its star, former bodybuilding sensation Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In an ancient land, young Conan witnesses his family being slaughtered by an evil snake cult ransacking his village. Raised as a slave, the adult Conan (Schwarzenegger) rises up through the fighting pits, becoming an unparalleled and fearsome warrior. Unexpectedly freed, Conan and his companions -- two fighters, Subotai (Gerry Lopez) and Valeria (Sandahl Bergman), as well as a Wizard (Mako) -- are enlisted by King Osric (Max von Sydow) to free his daughter from the hypnotic clutches of the same cult that murdered Conan's family long ago, led by the shape-shifting sorcerer Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones).

Praise Crom! At long last, Milius' glorious ode to the days of high adventure (co-written by Oliver Stone) has been restored in stunning 4K with hours of bonus features and a heart-racing Atmos remix that immerses you in the action, accompanied throughout by an electrifying, career-best score by the late Basil Poledouris (RoboCop). If you do not listen... then to hell with you!

DISC ONE -- FEATURE

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080) presentation of three versions of the film via seamless branching: the Theatrical Cut (127 mins), the International Cut (129 mins) and the Extended Cut (130 mins) all restored in 4K from the original negative by Arrow Films
  • Restored original mono audio and remixed Dolby Atmos surround audio on all tree cuts
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing on all three cuts
  • Archive feature commentary by director John Milius and star Arnold Schwarzenegger (Extended Cut only)
  • Feature commentary by genre historian Paul M. Sammon, author of =Conan: The Phenomenon (Extended Cut only)
  • Isolated score track in lossless stereo (Extended Cut only)

DISC TWO -- EXTRAS

  • Conan Unchained: The Making of Conan , an archive documentary from 2000 featuring interviews with Schwarzenegger, Milius, Stone, Jones, Lopez, Bergman, Poledouris and several others
  • Designing Conan, an interview with production artist William Stout
  • Costuming Conan, an interview with costume designer John Bloomfield
  • Barbaric Effects, an interview with special effects crew members Colin Arthur and Ron Hone
  • Young Conan, an interview with actor Jorge Sanz
  • Conan & The Priest, an interview with actor Jack Taylor
  • Cutting the Barbarian , an interview with assistant editor Peck Prior
  • Crafting Conan's Magic , an interview with visual effects crew members Peter Kuran and Katherine Kean
  • Barbarians and Northmen , an interview with filmmaker Robert Eggers on the film's influence on =The Northman
  • Behind the Barbarian , an interview with John Walsh, author of =Conan the Barbarian: The Official History of the Film
  • A Line in the Sand , an interview with Alfio Leotta, author of =The Cinema of John Milius
  • Conan: The Rise of a Fantasy Legend , an archive featurette on the film's literary and comic book roots
  • Art of Steel: Sword Makers & Masters , an archive interview with sword master Kiyoshi Yamasaki
  • Conan: From the Vault , an archive compilation of on-set cast and crew interviews
  • A Tribute to Basil Poledouris , a series of videos produced by the Úbeda Film Music Festival, including video of Poledouris conducting a concert of music from the film in 2006 (remixed in 5.1 surround) and interviews with collaborators such as Paul Verhoeven and Randal Kleiser
  • Rarely-seen electronic press kit from 1982, featuring over half an hour of on-set footage and cast and crew interviews (from a watermarked tape source)
  • Outtakes, including a deleted cameo by Milius
  • Split-screen "Valeria Battles Spirits" visual effects comparison
  • Conan: The Archives , a gallery of photos and production images from 2000
  • Conan the Barbarian: The Musical, an affectionate comic tribute to the film by Jon & Al Kaplan
  • US and International teaser and theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery

 

 

Shopping: The Demoniacs...

1973 French/Belgian horror by Jean Rollin, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


Link Here8th May 2024

The Demoniacs is a 1973 French/Belgian horror by Jean Rollin.
With Joëlle Coeur, Willy Braque and Paul Bisciglia. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated UK DVD releases. Later the Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for Blu-ray. There are 2 cut variants in the US with one that claims that it is Director Approved.

Summary Notes

A gang of pirates rape the two sole survivors of a ship wreck. The violated girls are rescued by the strange inhabitants of a supposedly haunted island, where they are granted supernatural powers to strike revenge against the pirates.

UK: Uncut and BBFC 18 rated for sexual violence, strong sex, nudity:
  • 2024 Powerhouse Films Limited Edition [Theatrical + Extended Version + Curse of the Living Dead] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 29th April 2024
  • 2024 Powerhouse Films Limited Edition [Theatrical + Extended Version + Curse of the Living Dead] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 29th April 2024

Promotional Material

"The Demoniacs (Les Démoniaques) sees director Jean Rollin eschew his regular subject of vampirism for a brutal nautical tale of ritual horror and supernatural vengeance.

A gang of ruthless pirates, known as 'the wreckers', rape two survivors of a shipwreck. The women, now mute, are guided by a mysterious clown to a ruined castle, where they receive magical powers with which to exact their revenge on the gang.

Starring Joëlle Coeur (Schoolgirl Hitchhikers), John Rico (Blood Orgy of the She-Devils), Willy Braque (Lips of Blood), and Mireille Dargent (The Iron Rose), The Demoniacs is one of its director's most shocking and violent tales of the fantastique."

Extras "INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 4K UHD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Brand-new 4K HDR restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films
  • 4K (2160p) UHD presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Three presentations of the film: the original theatrical version; the longer, explicit export version; and Curse of the Living Dead, the alternative English-language cut
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film expert Tim Lucas (2024)
  • Selected scenes commentary with Jean Rollin (2005)
  • Jean Rollin Introduces 'The Demoniacs' (1998)
  • One of the Demoniacs (2024): new presentation of an interview with regular Rollin collaborator Jean-Pierre Bouyxou
  • Newly edited archival interview with actor Willy Braque (2024)
  • Critical appreciation by author and musician Stephen Thrower (2024)
  • Outtake footage
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material, and behind the scenes
  • New and improved English translation subtitles
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for Curse of the Living Dead
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, an archival piece on the making of the film by Jean Rollin, an archival interview with Rollin, an archival interview with actor Monica Swinn, and full film credits.
  • World premiere on 4K UHD

Limited edition of 10,000 individually numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US

All extras subject to change"

 

 

Shopping: Hot Spur...

1968 US western by Lee Frost, banned by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here5th May 2024

Hot Spur is a 1968 US western by Lee Frost
Starring James Arena, Virginia Gordon and Joseph Mascolo IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1970 cinema release.

Summary Notes

A deranged stablehand kidnaps the wife of a ranch owner to avenge the rape of his sister.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

Having struck gold with shockumentaries like ECCO and MONDO BIZARRO, producer Bob Cresse and writer/director Lee Frost applied their distinctive sleaze aesthetic to a revenge western they advertised as "91 minutes of Freudian fury!" It would soon redefine the 'roughie,' be named one of the Top Ten Movies of 1969 by conservative publication National Review and become one of the most notorious exploitation films in history. Joseph Mascolo (Days Of Our Lives), Virginia Gordon (THE ANIMAL) and John Alderman (TRADER HORNEE) star in this infamous Olympic International hit now scanned uncut in 4K from the recently rediscovered negative, with Special Features from the Something Weird archive that include the 1963 Frost/Cresse stripper epic HOLLYWOOD'S WORLD OF FLESH and the 1968 nudie-cutie short THE CASTING DIRECTOR starring Bob Cresse and directed by David F. Friedman.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Audio Commentary With Vinegar Syndrome's Joe Rubin, Severin Films' Andrew Furtado And Bob Cresse Friend/Former Something Weird General Manager Tim Lewis
  • Recently Discovered Audio Discussion On Frost/Cresse By David F. Friedman And Something Weird Founder Mike Vraney
  • HOLLYWOOD'S WORLD OF FLESH - Early Frost/Cresse Feature (64 mins)
  • THE CASTING DIRECTOR - Rare Short Starring Bob Cresse, Directed By David F. Friedman
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Teaser

 

 

Shopping: CHINA O'BRIEN I + II...

2024 double bill by Robert CLOUSE, cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here5th May 2024

CHINA O'BRIEN I + II is a 2024 double bill by Robert CLOUSE
Starring Cynthia ROTHROCK, Richard NORTON and Keith COOKE

UK: Aggregate BBFC 18 rated:
  • 2024 Eureka Special Edition [China O'Brien I + II] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 29th April 2024

China O'Brien is a 1990 US/China/Hong Kong action drama by Robert Clouse
Starring Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton and Keith Cooke Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1990 VHS release.  BBFC details haven't been published for the 2024 Blu-ray so maybe the cuts persist.

China O'Brien II is uncut

Promotional Material

The inimitable martial arts superstar Cynthia Rothrock stars in two of the most gloriously entertaining films of her career!

In China O'Brien , city cop and formidable martial artist Lori "China" O'Brien (Rothrock) is forced to resign from the force and return home to a small Utah town after her involvement in an accidental death. But upon arrival in Beaver Creek, she finds that her lawman father -- Sheriff John O'Brien ( David Blackwell ) -- is desperately trying to bring down local crime boss Edwin Sommers ( Steven Kerby ), and it isn't long before she steps into the fray. Then, in China O'Brien II , Lori must once again protect her hometown when it becomes a hideout for a dangerous fugitive: the escaped drug lord Charlie Baskin ( Harlow Marks ).

Helmed by Richard Clouse , the celebrated director of =Enter the Dragon and =Game of Death , the =China O'Brien films firmly established Cynthia Rothrock as an International action star following a successful string of hits in Hong Kong. Eureka Classics is proud to present both films for the first time on Blu-ray from brand new 4K restorations .

SPECIAL TWO DISC BLU-RAY EDITION FEATURES

  • Limited Edition O Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Gokaiju
  • 1080p HD presentations on Blu-ray from brand new 4K restorations of the original film elements
  • Uncompressed original English mono ( =China O'Brien ) and stereo ( =China O'Brien 2 ) audio tracks
  • Optional English SDH
  • Brand new feature-length audio commentaries on both films by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
  • Brand new feature-length commentary on =China O'Brien 2 by Asian cinema expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
  • Select-scene commentary on both films by Cynthia Rothrock and Frank Djeng
  • =Made in China -- Brand new interview with Cynthia Rothrock
  • =Enter Dakota -- Brand new interview with actor and martial artist Keith Cooke
  • =A Conversation with Richard Norton -- Brand new interview with actor and martial artist Richard Norton by A.J. Richardi and Gavin Kelley of =The Martial Arts Mania Podcast
  • =Leon Hunt on China O'Brien -- Brand new interview with Leon Hunt, author of =Kung Fu Cult Masters: From Bruce Lee to Crouching Tiger
  • =James Mudge on China O'Brien -- Brand new interview with filmmaker and critic James Mudge
  • Limited Edition Reversible Poster
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A Limited Edition collector's booklet featuring new writing by Eddie Falvey and James Oliver

 

 

Shopping: Black Mask...

1996 Hong Kong action comedy by Daniel Lee just released on US Blu-ray with 3 versions


Link Here3rd May 2024

Black Mask is a 1996 Hong Kong action comedy by Daniel Lee
Starring Jet Li, Ching Wan Lau and Karen Mok BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut in Hong Kong for its theatrical release. This was then shortened for the export version which was passed 18 by the BBFC for UK home video. The uncut Hong Kong version was later released. The restored Hong Kong cuts were also restored to the Export Version resulting in the Extended Export Version. The longest version is the Taiwan Version which restores deleted scenes from a Workprint.

Summary Notes

A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero.

US: The US Version is MPAA R rated for:
  • 2024 Eureka Limited Edition [Uncut Hong Kong + US Export + Taiwan Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 23rd April 2024

Promotional Material

THE SUPERHERO MARTIAL ARTS CLASSIC FROM WRITER / PRODUCER TSUI HARK (ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA, KNOCK OFF) NOW AVAILABLE IN A 2-DISC LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY!

Tsui Chik (Li) is a librarian who leads a quiet, unassuming life - or, at least, that's what he wants people to believe. In truth, he was once a member of the 701 Squad, a group of elite combatants produced by a failed super-soldier project. In kind with his former comrades, his central nervous system has been altered to render him impervious to pain. When several of his fellow test subjects resurface and embark on a crimewave under the leadership of their former commander Hung Kuk (Patrick Lung), Tsui is forced to use his extraordinary abilities once more. Donning a costume, he sets out to face his past - as the vigilante known as the Black Mask.

Adapted from the manhua by Pang Chi-ming and Li Chi-tak and heavily influenced by Bruce Lee's turn as Kato in The Green Hornet, Black Mask is one of the most entertaining movies in Jet Li's filmography and boasts action orchestrated by Yuen Woo-ping, who would later win an Academy Award for his work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its rarely seen uncut version on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration!

LIMITED EDITION TWO-DISC BLU-RAY SET FEATURES:

Limited Edition of 2000 copies only | O-card slipcase featuring new artwork by Grégory Sacré (Gokaiju) | Limited Edition bonus disc featuring an extended version of the film | PLUS: A Limited- edition collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by James Oliver

DISC ONE

  • Fully uncut Hong Kong version presented in 1080p from a 2K restoration
  • Original US version presented in 1080p from a 2K restoration
  • Original Cantonese Stereo and optional DTS-HD MA 5.1 (Hong Kong Version)
  • Optional English subtitles, newly translated for this release
  • Brand new audio commentary on the Hong Kong version by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
  • Brand new audio commentary on the US export version by action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
  • Brand new interview with stuntman Mike Lambert
  • Brand new interview with film critic Andrew Heskins (easternKicks.com)
  • Brand new interview with Leon Hunt, author of Kung Fu Cult Masters: From Bruce Lee to Crouching Tiger
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork
  • Archival Making of featurette
  • Trailers

DISC TWO (LIMITED EDITION BONUS DISC)

  • Extended version of Black Mask featuring all the unique footage from the various releases of the film re-inserted

 

 

Shopping: Voices...

1973 UK horror thriller by Kevin Billington, once cut for a BBFC AA rating, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here3rd May 2024

Voices is a 1973 UK horror thriller by Kevin Billington
Starring David Hemmings, Gayle Hunnicutt and Lynn Farleigh Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an AA rated cinema release in 1973. Presumably it was the cinema version that was released on pre-cert VHS in 1982. Uncut for 15 rated Blu-ray in 2022.

UK: Uncut and BBFC 15 rated with a trigger warning for suicide references, bloody images:

Promotional Material

Real-life husband and wife David Hemmings (Blowup, Deep Red) and Gayle Hunnicutt (Eye of the Cat, Fragment of Fear) star in this tense British shocker from director Kevin Billington (The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer).

After a tragic family accident, Claire (Hunnicutt) suffers a mental breakdown. In an effort to help her recovery, Robert (Hemmings), her husband, takes her to convalesce in a grand country house, but her already fragile sanity is soon threatened by ghostly apparitions and terrifying visions.

Extras "INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

New restoration from a 4K scan of the original separation masters by Powerhouse Films
Authentic presentation of this unique mixed-media production, which combines film-shot and video-captured material
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with writers and film experts Barry Forshaw and Kim Newman (2022)
Wide Boys (2022, 18 mins): film historian Vic Pratt charts the ups and downs of John Daly and David Hemmings' production company, Hemdale
Mon Brave! (2022, 8 mins): filmmaker Peter Crane recalls his personal and professional relationship with Hemmings
Voices from the Past (2022, 4 mins): a look at the challenges of restoring Voices
Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing"

 

 

Carry On Spying...

An ongoing series of BBFC cuts to the Carry On films


Link Here30th April 2024
Carry On Spying is a 1964 UK comedy by Gerald Thomas
Starring Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor and Bernard Cribbins BBFC link 2020 IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1964. The BBFC cuts have persisted into all releases since.

Summary Notes

Agent Simpkins and trainees chase STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans) for a stolen chemical formula, using gadgets and disguises to defeat villains The Fat Man, Dr Milchman, and Dr Crow.

Versions

BBFC cut
category
cuts
cut:  
run: 87:02s
pal: 83:33s

 

U 1980

BBFC U 1982

A pre 1970

UK: The cinema version was BBFC U rated for mild language, innuendo and comic violence:
  • 2007 Studiocanal R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad
  • 2006 TPC / The Portman Consultancy DVD (rated 15/03/2006)

UK: The cinema version was BBFC U rated:

  • 2001 Warner Home DVD (rated 12/09/2001)
  • 1988 Warner Home VHS (rated 11/07/1988)
UK: BBFC A (PG) rated after BBFC category cuts:
  • 1964 Anglo Amalgamated cinema release (rated 04/06/1964)

Thanks to Vince. The BBFC cuts list read:

  • Reel 5 - Remove the words "more than enough for a fat man with a very small dossier."

  • Reel 6 - Remove Daphne's line "Most men find her very exciting" and ensuing conversation in which she whispers to the fat man and he replies, resuming on "Let me see your shimmy."

From IMDb:

A scene - apparently now lost - shows Agent Bind stopping to feed money into a fruit machine as the other recruits are escaping the fun house. It would seem that all existing prints of "Spying" now fade out just before this occurs but there is anecdotal evidence suggesting that this full version had been shown on British TV at least once during the 70s.

 

 

Shopping: Action Jackson...

1988 US action comedy by Craig R Baxley, previously cut by the BBFC, set for UK Blu-ray release on 17th June 2024


Link Here30th April 2024

Action Jackson is a 1988 US action comedy by Craig R. Baxley
Starring Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson and Vanity BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1988 cinema release and VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 9 secs to remove shots of a butterfly knife being twirled and a topless woman's stabbed body due to the BBFC's strict guidelines on knife violence at that time. Only in 2024 was the uncut version granted a 15 rating from the BBFC.

Summary Notes

Vengeance drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power-hungry auto magnate who is systematically eliminating his competition.

UK: Uncut and BBFC 15 rated for strong violence, injury detail, nudity, language, drug misuse:

Promotional Material

Like a blast from a .44 magnum, Carl Weathers (Predator, Rocky) makes Action Jackson a hero who delivers the goods with charisma and excitement. He plays Detroit police Sergeant Jericho Jackson, pitted against the brutal thugs of ruthless auto tycoon Peter Dellaplane (Craig T. Nelson), who's out to murder his way to political power. Jackson's also involved with Dellaplane's beautiful wife, Patrice (Sharon Stone) -- and his mistress, Sydney (singer Vanity). Framed and hunted by his fellow officers, Jackson sets up a desperate showdown that hurls Action Jackson toward a heart-stopping climax.

 

 

Shopping: Goodbye Uncle Tom...

Controversial 1971 Italy drama by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here30th April 2024

Goodbye Uncle Tom is a 1971 Italy drama by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi.
With Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The original Italian Version was significantly cut and reworked for the English Version. The English Version was heavily cut for a BBFC X rated cinema release in 1973. Not released in the UK since. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2024 Blue Underground Limited Edition [Italian + English Versions] R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 23rd April 2024
  • 2024 Blue Underground Limited Edition [Italian + English Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd April 2024
  • 2024 Blue Underground Amazon VoD [US] at US Amazon #ad

Promotional Material

THE FIRST MOTION PICTURE BASED ON HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT THE RISE AND REVOLT OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA!

The film considered too shocking for the world! Written, edited, produced and directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi of MONDO CANE fame, this epic recreation of the American slave trade atrocities was both condemned as depraved exploitation and acclaimed as an unprecedented cry of Black anguish and rage. The Detroit Chronicle hailed it as "a graphic, moving, nerve-paralyzing film." Legendary film critic Pauline Kael called it "the most specific and rabid incitement of the race war." It became one of the most reviled and misunderstood films of its time. Five decades cannot diminish GOODBYE UNCLE TOM's impact or quiet its controversy as it has become even more relevant TODAY!

In 1971, distributors forced the filmmakers to completely re-cut the film and radically re-write its extreme narration, removing more than 13 minute of race-war politics and inserting alternate scenes - creating what would become an entirely different film - before it could be released. Now more than 50 years later, both versions of GOODBYE UNCLE TOM can finally be seen in brand-new restorations, scanned in 4K 16-bit from their original negatives, with Dolby Vision HDR & newly restored DTS-HD Master Audio, and packed with over 5 hours of Extras!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray (2160p) Widescreen 2.40:1 feature presentations
  • Audio: 1.0 DTS-HD MA (English); 1.0 DTS-HD MA (Italian)
  • English Version (123 Mins.) with Optional English SDH and Espanol Subtitles + English Trailer
  • Italian Version (136 Mins.) with Optional English and English SDH Subtitles + Italian Trailer
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF SHOCKING: GUALTIERO JACOPETTI -- A feature-length documentary by Director Andrea Bettinetti (94 Mins.)
  • THE GODFATHERS OF MONDO -- A feature-length documentary by Director David Gregory (89 Mins.)
  • Goodbye Cruel Mondo - Interviews with Writers/Directors Gualtiero Jacopetti & Franco Prosperi, and Composer Riz Ortolani (20 Mins.)
  • Behind-the-Scenes 8mm Footage with Audio Commentary by Production Manager Giampaolo Lomi (50 Mins.)
  • Mondo Mercenaries - Interview with Author & Academic Mark Goodall (27 Mins.)
  • Abjection Under Authoritarianism - Interview with Professor Matthew J. Smith (20 Mins.)
  • Extensive Still Galleries, including Giampaolo Lomi's Behind-the-Scenes Photos
  • BONUS! GOODBYE UNCLE TOM Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Riz Ortolani
  • BONUS! Collectible Booklet with new essay by Dan Madigan

 

 

Shopping: Beast in the Cellar...

1971 UK horror thriller by James Kelley, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here30th April 2024

The Beast In The Cellar is a 1971 UK horror thriller by James Kelley
Starring Beryl Reid, Flora Robson and John Hamill BBFC link 2020 IMDb

BBFC cuts were required for X rated cinema release in 1970. Later uncut and 15 rated on 2004 DVD.

Summary Notes

Soldiers in a rural English town are being brutally murdered by an unknown creature. Two sisters living nearby realize they might understand what's happening.

UK: Uncut and BBFC 15 rated for moderate bloody violence:

Promotional Material

When soldiers stationed in the local community are mauled to death in the local woods, a wild cat is thought to be the culprit. However, two sisters, begin to suspect that their brother who has been locked in their cellar for 30 years may be responsible. This creepy early 70s horror starring Beryl Reid (Psychomania) and Flora Robson (Eye of the Devil, Fragment of Fear) carries a brooding tension that is both claustrophobic and horrible. A bonafide cult classic.

2K Remaster from 4K Scans of the Original Negatives presented in High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray in 1.66:1 Aspect Ratio Original Uncompressed Mono Optional English SDH Audio commentary by associate producer Christopher Neame and executive producer Tony Tenser, moderated by author John Hamilton Audio Commentary By Film Critics David Flint and Allan Bryce Beats in the Cellar - An Interview with Composer Tony Macaulay Beast in the Cells - An Interview with Editor Nicholas Napier-Bell Sound From the Cellar - An Interview with Sound Camera Operator Graham V. Hartstone Getting in the Cellar - An Interview with Actor Christopher Chittell Original Trailer

 

 

Shopping: Rolling Thunder...

1977 action revenge film by John Flynn, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here28th April 2024

Rolling Thunder is a 1977 action revenge film by John Flynn.
With William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones and Linda Haynes. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1977. Uncut and 18 rated on DVD and Blu-ray. The film was banned in New Zealand from 1978-1989.

Summary Notes

Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero. Some greedy thugs decide that they want to steal a number of silver dollars from him. In the process they also manage to kill his wife and son and destroy his hand. The Major wants revenge so he enlists the help of his war buddy Johnny to meet the thugs in a final showdown.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Promotional Material

When Major Charles Rane (William Devane, Marathon Man, Interstellar) returns home to San Antonio, Texas, he is given a hero's welcome. He and his friend John Vohden (Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive) had endured eight years of physical and mental torture in a POW camp.

Adjusting to his old life isn't going to be easy for Rane. His wife Janet has fallen in love with another man, and his son doesn't remember him. The publicity he receives as a returning hero has attracted the attention of a group of hoodlums. When the group kills Rane's wife and son and leaves him for dead, he and Vohden team up to hunt them down.

Bonus Content:
  • 4K Transfer from the 35mm Original Camera Negative
  • In Dolby Vision (HDR-10 Compatible)
  • Audio Commentary with Screenwriter/Novelist Heywood Gould and Author/Film Historian C. Courtney Joyner
  • Audio Commentary with Filmmakers Jackson Stewart and Francis Galluppi
  • Lean And Mean: The Early Films of John Flynn: An Interview with Author/Film Historian C. Courtney Joyner
  • Coming Home to War: Scoring Rolling Thunder: An Interview with Composer Barry De Vorzon
  • The Making of Rolling Thunder: Featuring Interviews with Actors William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones and Writers Paul Schrader and Heywood Gould
  • Trailers from Hell: Filmmaker Eli Roth on Rolling Thunder
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery

 

 

Shopping: Black Mask...

1996 Hong Kong action comedy by Daniel Lee just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here23rd April 2024

Black Mask is a 1996 Hong Kong action comedy by Daniel Lee.
With Jet Li, Ching Wan Lau and Karen Mok. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut in Hong Kong for its theatrical release. This was then shortened for the export version which was passed 18 by the BBFC for UK home video. The uncut Hong Kong version was later released. The restored Hong Kong cuts were also restored to the Export Version resulting in the Extended Export Version. The longest version is the Taiwan Version which restores deleted scenes from a Workprint.

Summary Notes

A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero.

UK: The US Export Version is BBFC 18 rated:
  • 2024 Eureka Limited Edition [Uncut Hong Kong + US Export + Taiwan Versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 22nd April 2024

Promotional Material

Jet Li stars in an action-packed superhero spectacle produced by the legendary Tsui Hark !

Tsui Chik (Li) is a librarian who leads a quiet, unassuming life -- or, at least, that's what he wants people to believe. In truth, he was once a member of the 701 Squad, a group of elite combatants produced by a failed super-soldier project. In kind with his former comrades, his central nervous system has been altered to render him impervious to pain. When several of his fellow test subjects resurface and embark on a crimewave under the leadership of their former commander Hung Kuk ( Patrick Lung ), Tsui is forced to use his extraordinary abilities once more. Donning a costume, he sets out to face his past -- as the vigilante known as the Black Mask.

Adapted from the =manhua by Pang Chi-ming and Li Chi-tak and heavily influenced by Bruce Lee's turn as Kato in =The Green Hornet , Black Mask is one of the most entertaining movies in Jet Li's filmography and boasts action orchestrated by Yuen Woo-ping, who would later win an Academy Award for his work on =Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon . Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its rarely seen uncut version on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration!

LIMITED EDITION TWO-DISC BLU-RAY SET FEATURES:

Limited Edition of 2000 copies only | O-card slipcase featuring new artwork by Grégory Sacré (Gokaiju) | Limited Edition bonus disc featuring two alternate versions of the film | PLUS: A Limited- edition collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by James Oliver

DISC ONE

Fully uncut Hong Kong version presented in 1080p from a 2K restoration | Original US version presented in 1080p from a 2K restoration | Original Cantonese Stereo and optional DTS-HD MA 5.1 (Hong Kong Version) | Optional English subtitles, newly translated for this release | Brand new audio commentary on the Hong Kong version by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) | Brand new audio commentary on the US export version by action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema | Brand new interview with stuntman Mike Lambert | Brand new interview with film critic Andrew Heskins (easternKicks.com) | Brand new interview with Leon Hunt, author of Kung Fu Cult Masters: From Bruce Lee to Crouching Tiger | Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork | Archival Making of featurette | Trailers

DISC TWO (LIMITED EDITION BONUS DISC)

Alternate Taiwanese cut of the film | Extended version of Black Mask featuring all the unique footage from the various releases of the film re-inserted

 

 

IRaH...

The latest film to be cut for a 12A rated cinema release


Link Here22nd April 2024
IRaH is a 2024 UK thriller by Sam Bhattacharjee
Starring Rohit Roy, Ameet Chana and Fagun Thakrar BBFC link 2020 IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2024.

Summary Notes

Everybody wants a piece of Hari Singh and his revolutionary new app: the IRAH 5.10. Sadly, this extends to kidnappers, Police, Cyber Security Agencies and international hackers.

Versions

BBFC cut
cut:
run: 131:28s
pal: 126:12s
12AUK: BBFC 12A rated for moderate threat, violence, injury detail, sexual threat, strong language for moderate threat, violence, injury detail, sexual threat, strong language after BBFC cuts:
  • 2024 Do It Creative cinema release (rated 26/03/2024)

The BBFC commented:

The distributor chose to remove scenes of violence in order to achieve their desired 12A rating. An uncut 15 classification was available.

 

 

Shopping: Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker...

1981 video nasty by William Asher set for UK 4K Blu-ray release on 13th May 2024


Link Here22nd April 2024
Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker is a 1981 US horror mystery thriller by William Asher
Starring Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell and Bo Svenson BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Banned as Video Nasty in 1983. Banned again by the BBFC for video in 1987. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

An orphaned teenager finds himself being dominated by his aunt who's hell-bent on keeping him with her...at all costs.

UK: Butcher: Uncut and BBFC 18 rated with a trigger warning for strong bloody violence, domestic abuse, sexual violence references:

Promotional Material

It remains the most joltingly violent, psychosexual grindhouse shocker of the '80s, directed by a veteran of I Love Lucy and starring a frequently shirtless former teen idol with an epically demented performance by an Oscar® nominee. And now it can be experienced for the first time ever in UHD : Jimmy McNichol stars as an orphaned high-school student raised by his strangely overprotective aunt ( Susan Tyrrell of FAT CITY fame) who becomes implicated in a grisly murder investigated by a psychotic police detective (an equally unhinged Bo Svenson of INGLORIOUS BASTARDS). 7x Emmy® nominee Julia Duffy ( Newhart ) and Bill Paxton (in one of his first film roles) co-star in this "jaw-dropping hunk of genre insanity" ( Pop Culture Beast ) and former DPP 39 Video Nasty -- also known as NIGHT WARNING -- now scanned in 4K from the original camera negative with 6 hours of new and archival Special Features.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Audio Commentary With Star Jimmy McNichol
  • Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Producer Steve Breimer And Co-Writer Alan Jay Glueckman, Moderated By Mondo Digital's Nathaniel Thompson
  • Audio Commentary With Co-Producer And Unit Production Manager Eugene Mazzola
  • Extreme Prejudice - Interview With Actor Bo Svenson
  • Point And Shoot - Interview With Director Of Photography Robbie Greenberg
  • Family Dynamics - Interview With Editor Ted Nicolaou
  • Cast And Crew Interviews With Actors Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell And Steve Eastin, Make-Up Artist Allan A. Apone And Producer Steve Breimer
  • Trailer
  • TV Spot

 

 

Shopping: The Slave of the Cannibal God...

1978 Italy video nasty by Sergio Martino just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here22nd April 2024
The Slave of the Cannibal God is a 1978 Italy horror adventure by Sergio Martino.
Starring Ursula Andress and Stacy Keach and Claudio Cassinelli. IMDb
All UK releases have been cut for animal cruelty. The film was banned as a video nasty in 1983. There is an uncut extended version released in the US. This Extended Version was passed 18 for 2018 UK video but was still cut for animal cruelty.

Summary Notes

Susan Stevenson and her brother Arthur get off a plane in Papua New Guinea, looking for her missing husband. They team up with, Dr. Edward Foster. The three head into the jungle, get in more than a few fights amongst themselves, and view lots of gratuitous animal cruelty, notable an iguana getting eviscerated.

UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 for strong violence, gore, sex after 2:01s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

The BBFC commented in the annual report covering 2017:

Required cuts to remove sight of real animal cruelty that appeared to be orchestrated and directed for the purposes of the film (a crocodile attacking other animals and a fight between a snake and a bird)

Promotional Material

Also known as 'The Mountain Of The Cannibal God'. Sergio Martino (the director of All The Colours Of The Dark, The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh, Torso ) invites you on the trip of a lifetime to The Mountain of The Cannibal God - for tropical sun, wildlife and... flesh munching natives!

Ursula Andress (voted the Top Bond Girl of all time in Dr No - The Nurse) here stars as 'THE SLAVE OF THE CANNIBAL GOD'. The film follows her as she travels to the New Guinea jungle in search of her scientist husband who's vanished in the untamed Green Inferno. Soon, giant spiders, killer crocodiles and deadly giant snakes bare their teeth as her expedition, led by cult-favourite Stacy Keach , journeys towards the sacred mountain of the Cannibal God! There a flesh-eating tribe will enslave her in an eruption of frenzied orgiastic climax...

Banned as a 'Video Nasty', Shameless now reinstates the original dramatic gore and the extended - and here complete - explicit scenes to serve up this 2K-sharp restoration of this ferocious unflinching exploitation treat, to be savoured in all its blood-soaked glory!

Special Features:

  • 2K Restored and Regraded
  • Sergio Martino interview on the Making of "Slave of the Cannibal God"
  • Sergio Martino interview on Animal Cruelty
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Alternative Italian Credits

 

 

Shopping: Killer Nun...

1979 Italy Video Nasty by Giulio Berruti, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here19th April 2024

Killer Nun is a 1979 Italy horror mystery thriller by Giulio Berruti
Starring Anita Ekberg, Alida Valli and Massimo Serato BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The 1981 pre-cert VHS release briefly appeared on the Video Nasties List. Later released with BBFC cuts for 18 rated VHS release in 1993. Uncut and 18 rated on DVD since 2006. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Legendary Swedish sex bomb Anita Ekberg stars as Sister Gertrude, a cruel nun who discovers depraved pleasure in a frenzy of drug addiction, sexual degradation and sadistic murder.

UK: Uncut and BBFC 18 rated for strong bloody violence:

Promotional Material

Dubbed the sex symbol of the silver screen, Anita Ekberg , renowned for her iconic frolicking in the Trevi Fountain in Fellini's La Dolce Vita , delivers an amazing powerhouse performance in THE KILLER NUN . In an interview exclusive to this edition, Ekberg reveals her frustration with subsequent "bombshell" typecasting, expressing a preference for working on films like Killer Nun and boldly declaring, "This is the kind of film I like!"

Originally banned as a Video Nasty , Killer Nun is a true "Nunsploitation" great, which uniquely crosses into the Giallo genre. Presented here uncut and pristinely restored from a 2K scan of the camera negative, this release finally does justice to the uninhibited and frenzied vision of its creator. With impressive high-style photography and vivid, deliciously surreal murders, it is superbly enhanced by the dreamy yet dystopian score of Alessandro Alessandroni (immortalised by his twangy guitar and his legendary whistling in Sergio Leone's westerns ). The music itself is a manic masterpiece.

Based on a true story, Ekberg's tour-de-force performance portrays a nun who turns junkie and engages in robbery, possibly torture and murder of pensioners in a Church-run Elderly Care Home - all while luring young nuns with her sapphic desires! The Nun is abetted by a hunky doctor played by Andy Warhol's superstar protégé, Joe D'Alessandro (lionised as "Little Joe" in Lou Reed's famed Walk On The Wild Side ).

Special Features:

  • Interview with Fellini's muse and iconic Sex-Symbol Anita Ekberg - "After La Dolce Vita"
  • Interview with director Giulio Berruti - "God is the Drug"
  • Audio commentary by UK Film-Critic and Genre-Expert Rachael Nisbet
  • English + separate alternative Original Audio versions.
  • New English Subtitles & additional SDH
  • New Full 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen Blu-ray Encode

 

 

Shopping: Picnic at Hanging Rock...

1975 Australia mystery drama by Peter Weir just released on US 4K Blu-ray in the Director's Cut


Link Here14th April 2024

Picnic At Hanging Rock is a 1975 Australia mystery drama by Peter Weir
Starring Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert and Vivean Gray Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The Director's Cut released in 1998 (available on Criterion DVD) is seven minutes shorter than the original International Version. There is also an Australian Theatrical Version that has the longest running time.

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA PG rated for:
  • 2024 The Criterion Collection R0 4K Blu-ray/RA Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 9th April 2024

Promotional Material

This sensual and striking chronicle of a disappearance and its aftermath put director Peter Weir on the map and helped usher in a new era of Australian cinema. Based on an acclaimed 1967 novel by Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock is set at the turn of the twentieth century and concerns a small group of students from an all-female college who vanish, along with a chaperone, while on a St. Valentine's Day outing. Less a mystery than a journey into the mystic, as well as an inquiry into issues of class and sexual repression in Australian society, Weir's gorgeous, disquieting film is a work of poetic horror whose secrets haunt viewers to this day.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Peter Weir and director of photography Russell Boyd, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Interview with Weir
  • Program on the making of the film, featuring interviews with executive producer Patricia Lovell, producers Hal McElroy and Jim McElroy, and cast members
  • Introduction by film scholar David Thomson, author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
  • On-set documentary hosted by Lovell and featuring interviews with Weir, actor Rachel Roberts, and source-novel author Joan Lindsay
  • Homesdale (1971), a black comedy by Weir
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by author Megan Abbott and an excerpt from film scholar Marek Haltof's 1996 book Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide

 

 

Shopping: Black Mask...

1996 Hong Kong action comedy by Daniel Lee set for UK Blu-ray release on 22nd April 2024 with 3 versions


Link Here6th April 2024
Black Mask is a 1996 Hong Kong action comedy by Daniel Lee.
With Jet Li, Ching Wan Lau and Karen Mok. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut in Hong Kong for its theatrical release. This was then shortened for the export version which was passed 18 by the BBFC for UK home video. The uncut Hong Kong version was later released. The restored Hong Kong cuts were also restored to the Export Version resulting in the Extended Export Version. The longest version is the Taiwan Version which restores deleted scenes from a Workprint.

Summary Notes

A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero.

UK: The US Export Version is BBFC 18 rated:
  • 2024 Eureka Entertainment Limited Edition [Uncut Hong Kong + US Export + Taiwan Versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 22nd April 2024

Promotional Material

Jet Li stars in an action-packed superhero spectacle produced by the legendary Tsui Hark !

Tsui Chik (Li) is a librarian who leads a quiet, unassuming life -- or, at least, that's what he wants people to believe. In truth, he was once a member of the 701 Squad, a group of elite combatants produced by a failed super-soldier project. In kind with his former comrades, his central nervous system has been altered to render him impervious to pain. When several of his fellow test subjects resurface and embark on a crimewave under the leadership of their former commander Hung Kuk ( Patrick Lung ), Tsui is forced to use his extraordinary abilities once more. Donning a costume, he sets out to face his past -- as the vigilante known as the Black Mask.

Adapted from the manhua by Pang Chi-ming and Li Chi-tak and heavily influenced by Bruce Lee's turn as Kato in The Green Hornet , Black Mask is one of the most entertaining movies in Jet Li's filmography and boasts action orchestrated by Yuen Woo-ping, who would later win an Academy Award for his work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon . Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its rarely seen uncut version on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration!

LIMITED EDITION TWO-DISC BLU-RAY SET FEATURES:

Limited Edition of 2000 copies only | O-card slipcase featuring new artwork by Grégory Sacré (Gokaiju) | Limited Edition bonus disc featuring two alternate versions of the film | PLUS: A Limited- edition collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by James Oliver

DISC ONE

Fully uncut Hong Kong version presented in 1080p from a 2K restoration | Original US version presented in 1080p from a 2K restoration | Original Cantonese Stereo and optional DTS-HD MA 5.1 (Hong Kong Version) | Optional English subtitles, newly translated for this release | Brand new audio commentary on the Hong Kong version by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) | Brand new audio commentary on the US export version by action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema | Brand new interview with stuntman Mike Lambert | Brand new interview with film critic Andrew Heskins (easternKicks.com) | Brand new interview with Leon Hunt, author of Kung Fu Cult Masters: From Bruce Lee to Crouching Tiger | Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork | Archival Making of featurette | Trailers

DISC TWO (LIMITED EDITION BONUS DISC)

Alternate Taiwanese cut of the film | Extended version of Black Mask featuring all the unique footage from the various releases of the film re-inserted

 

 

Shopping: Dracula, Prisoner Of Frankenstein...

1972 Spain / France / Liechtenstein / Portugal horror by Jesús Franco just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here6th April 2024

Dracula, Prisoner Of Frankenstein is a 1972 Spain / France / Liechtenstein / Portugal horror by Jesús Franco
Starring Dennis Price, Howard Vernon and Paca Gabaldón Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

A long version was passed X for 1971 cinema release. A clothed Spanish Version has been released on home video and is 15 rated in the UK.

Summary Notes

Dracula kills another innocent victim and Dr. Seward decides it's time to wipe him off the face of the earth. Armed with a hammer and a wooden stake, he duly arrives at Castle Dracula.

US: A composite Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Reviews

Promotional Material

THE NORTH AMERICAN DISC PREMIERE

Inspired by Universal's 1940s monster mash-ups, writer/director Jess Franco instead delivered "a weird and wonderful masterpiece that transports you to a world like no other" (Scream Magazine): With minimal dialogue and maximum gothic atmosphere, Franco crafts a fever dream of erotic horror in which Count Dracula (Howard Vernon of DELICATESSEN), Dr. Frankenstein (Dennis Price of TWINS OF EVIL), his assistant Morpho and Frankenstein's monster battle gypsies, showgirls, Dr. Seward and a wolfman. Alberto Dalbés (THE EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN), Carmen Yazalde (A VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD) and Geneviève Robert (star of Franco's DEVIL'S ISLAND LOVERS and the future Mrs. Ivan Reitman) co-star in "a fantastic experience for those who respect Franco's demented vision" (Mondo Exploito), now scanned in 4K from Spanish, French and German release prints and presented in 1080p HD on Blu-ray to create the longest and most comprehensive version known to exist.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Prisoner Of Franco-Stein - Interview With Stephen Thrower, Author Of Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema Of Jesús Franco
  • In The Land Of Franco Part 10
  • Spanish Opening Credit Sequence
  • Deleted Scene From English Language Version
  • Trailer

 

 

Shopping: Bloodmoon...

1990 Australia horror thriller by Alec Mills, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here3rd April 2024

Bloodmoon is a 1990 Australia horror thriller by Alec Mills.
Starring Leon Lissek and Christine Amor and Ian Williams. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Uncut and BBFC 18 rated for 1991 VHS. Later cut and 15 rated for 2005 DVD.

Summary Notes

People are getting murdered down under via a barbed wire noose and then their eyes are gouged out. There are a variety of suspects at a nearby girls boarding school including students, teachers, and a nun. We also follow a rivalry between the local surfer townies and a group of preppy guys from a local all-boys school.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Promotional Material

THE NORTH AMERICAN HD PREMIERE

Though it arrived near the end of the cycle, it remains the most satisfyingly depraved - yet least-seen - old-school slasher in Ozploitation history: Someone is butchering students at St. Elizabeth's Girls School, complete with gratuitous nudity, graphic gore, obnoxious teens, creepy cuckolds, barbed wire garroting, '80s Aussie glam-metal band Vice, an acid-flinging nun and heaps more. Leon Lissek (COUNTESS DRACULA), Christine Amor (SNAPSHOT) and Helen Thomson (ELVIS) star in the directorial debut of acclaimed UK cameraman/cinematographer Alec Mills (Polanski's MACBETH, RETURN OF THE JEDI, THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS) with a standout score by Brian May (THE ROAD WARRIOR, PATRICK), now scanned uncut in 4K from the negative at The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and complete with 'The BLOODMOON Fright Break Challenge' presented in 1080p Blu-rayfor the first time ever in America.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Film Buffs Forecast Audio Interview With Actor Leon Lissek Conducted In 2000 By Paul Harris And Mark Hartley
  • Interview With Actress Christine Amor From NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD
  • Trailer
  • Fright Break Trailer

 

 

Shopping: All Ladies Do It...

2003 Italy romance by Tinto Brass, once cut in the UK, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here3rd April 2024

All Ladies Do It is a 2003 Italy romance by Tinto Brass
Starring Sara Cosmi, Massimiliano Caroletti and Guglielmo Aru BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The English language version was pre-cut for a BBFC 18 rated video release in 2001 and then uncut and BBFC 18 rated since 2013. The Director's Cut was released MPA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Tinto Brass - The maestro of Italian erotica is back! Lies, subterfuge, betrayal and mischief - FALLO! is a collection of six stories based on the joys of sexuality and the eroticism of a new generation of women.

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

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THE EROTIC MASTERPIECE FROM TINTO BRASS, THE DIRECTOR OF CALIGULA.

After five years of marriage, Diana discovers the joys of adultery, claiming that she can save her failing relationship with her husband through betrayal. From Tinto Brass, the director of "Caligula" and "Salon Kitty" comes the stylish, erotic comedy / drama ALL LADIES DO IT, starring the sexy Claudia Koll (Miracolo Italiano). Cult Epics proudly presents the uncut and uncensored newly restored director's cut with vintage and brand new bonus features.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • New 4K Transfer (from the original negative) and Restoration, presented in 1080p HD
  • New DTS-HD MA 2.0 Stereo English and Italian
  • New Audio Commentary by Eugenio Ercolani and Troy Howarth
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Interview with director Tinto Brass (2001)
  • Outtakes All Ladies Do It
  • Photo Gallery
  • Double-sided sleeve with original uncensored Italian poster art
  • 20-Page illustrated booklet with liner notes by Eugenio Ercolani and Domenico Monetti
  • Slipcase

 

 

Carry On Regardless...

Continuing an occasional series of detailed cuts to the Carry On films


Link Here2nd April 2024

Carry On Regardless is a 1961 UK comedy by Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas
Starring Sidney James, Kenneth Connor and Charles Hawtrey BBFC link 2020  IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for U rated 1961 cinema release and presumably the same cuts have applied to all releases since.

Summary Notes

The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange people to perform some very strange jobs. Even the simplest of tasks get bungled by the incompetent but lovable staff.

Versions

best available
cut
run: 90:14s
pal: 86:37s
PG 1980

BBFC PG 1982

U pre 1970

UK: Cut and BBFC PG rated:
  • 2007 Studiocanal R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad
  • 2007 Studiocanal Amazon VoD [UK] at UK Amazon #ad
  • 2006 Optimum Releasing DVD (rated 19/09/2006)
  • 2001 Warner Home DVD (rated 12/09/2001)
  • 1988 Warner Home VHS (rated 14/07/1988)
UK: Cut and BBFC U rated:
  • 1961 Anglo Amalgamated cinema release (rated 01/03/1961)

Thanks to Vince. The BBFC cuts list read: 

Reel 2 - In the 'Penny Panting' scene, remove shots of Sam lowering his trousers.
Reel 3 - Remove "Oh no, there is nothing wrong with my knockers."
Reel 4 - Remove "Do you now" and the accompanying visual.
Reel 6 - Remove the final shot of Gabriel as he faints in the boxing ring.
Reel 7 - Remove "What is it you like doing most of all in bed" and "The bed of the century helps you do it better."
Reel 9 - The scene between Delia and a bachelor who is seeking a wife should be sortened to remove as much as possible of the innuendo.

 

 

Shopping: The Nurse...

1975 Italy comedy by Nello Rossati just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here2nd April 2024

The Nurse is a 1975 Italy comedy by Nello Rossati
Starring Ursula Andress, Duilio Del Prete and Mario Pisu BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Never cut by the BBFC but has been released in a long and shortened versions. In the UK, there are at least two versions around: 'Secrets of a Sensuous Nurse' runs 73 min 4 sec, 'I Will If You Will' is 86 min 34 sec. long.

Summary Notes

As an aging widower begins suffering from cardiac trouble, his greedy heirs hire a super-seductive nurse in the hopes of inducing a heart attack, but the plan backfires when she falls in love with him.

UK: Uncut and BBFC 18 rated:

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From the producers of 'Doctor Zhivago' comes a film that finally reveals URSULA ANDRESS in all her glory!

Voted the TOP BOND GIRL of all time, Ursula Andress made cinematic history when she emerged from the sea in that bikini. Not only was this iconic scene crowned "No1 of the 100 Greatest Sexy Screen-Moments" and earned Andress a Golden Globe, but it

heralded a new generation of women who wanted and expected more: the 'sexual revolution' had started.

Ever wondered what she looks like without that bikini? Well, wonder no more and reach for The Nurse! Andress stars as The Sensuous Nurse, spending most of this romp-com undressed.

Screen legend Jack Palance (City Slickers) plays an American tycoon aiming to buy a vineyard in the beautiful Italian Veneto. But the

hitch is that the aging owner won't sign, despite his madcap family's eagerness to sell and get rich.

The old man, recovering from a bonk-induced heart attack, is a randy lecher. So, the family's outrageous stratagem is to hire Nurse

Andress, not to cure the old boy, but for her to... ahem... undress and, hopefully, induce another - this time fatal - cardiac arrest.

It's all barmy, fizzy fun, and the clincher? A SECOND Bond Girl! Luciana Paluzzi, the one in skin-tight black leathers on the rocket launching motorbike in 'Thunderball'. Here without leathers. Or anything.

Special Features:

  • Complete and Uncut, restored from 2K scan
  • Interview with Director Nello Rossati and Set & Costume Designer on working with Bond lovelies
  • New English subtitles on the alternative Italian track

 

 

Shopping: One From the Heart: Reprise...

1981 US music romance by Francis Ford Coppola just released on UK 4K Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here1st April 2024
One From The Heart is a 1981 US music romance by Francis Ford Coppola
Starring Frederic Forrest, Teri Garr and Raul Julia Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Exists as an Original Version and a Reprise Version.

Summary Notes

A couple has a fight after living together 5 years in Las Vegas. They go out and celebrate 4th of July, each with a new partner. Breakup?

UK: Uncut and BBFC 12 rated with a trigger warning for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, nudity, domestic abuse:
  • 2024 Studiocanal [Original + Reprise Versions] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 4th March 2024
  • 2024 Studiocanal [Original + Reprise Versions] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th March 2024
  • 2024 Studiocanal [Reprise Versions] (R2) DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 4th March 2024

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ONE FROM THE HEART: REPRISE is a spectacular 4K restoration and reimagining of the 1982 cult classic from Francis Ford Coppola. Six minutes of footage have been added to replace the original negative, previously thought to be destroyed, resulting in a brand-new REPRISE version, approved by Coppola himself.

ONE FROM THE HEART: REPRISE tells the story of a Las Vegas couple (Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest) whose break-up on the 4th of July leads them both to a night on the strip in pursuit of their romantic fantasies (Raul Julia, Nastassja Kinski). But in this town of gamblers and dreamers should they bet it all on dreams, or give true love another roll of the dice

Featuring breathtaking design, show-stopping set pieces, the stunning photography of Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, The Last Emperor) and accompanied by the wonderful Oscar nominated* music of the one and only Tom Waits, this neon explosion of colour, sound and innovation is a cinematic valentine for all movie lovers.

UHD Disc 1 / Blu-Ray Disc 1: One From The Heart: Reprise * NEW The Look of One From The Heart * NEW The Cast of One From The Heart * NEW Reinventing the Musical: Baz Luhrmann on One From The Heart* NEW The Choreography of One From The Heart * NEW One From The Heart: Reprise, Restoration Comparison * NEW 2024 Trailer * Francis Ford Coppola feature commentary

UHD Disc 2 / Blu-Ray Disc 2: One From The Heart: 1982 Cut * The Making Of One From The Heart * The Dream Studio * The Electronic Cinema * Tom Waits and the Music From One From The Heart * Deleted Scenes * Videotaped Rehearsals * Francis Ford Coppola speaks to the Exhibitors * Press Conference at the Studio * This One's From The Heart Music Video * Stop Motion Demo * Tom Waits Score - Alternate Tracks * 2003 Theatrical trailer * 1982 Theatrical trailer


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