Slave of the Cannibal God is a 1978 Italian adventure by Sergio Martino With Ursula Andress and Stacey Keach.
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.
US: The Extended International Version was uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2020 Code Red [Extended International Version + US Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon
When her anthropologist husband disappears in New Guinea, Susan Stevenson (Ursula Andress, Dr. No, She, The Sensuous Nurse) convinces her husband's colleague Professor Edward Foster
(Stacy Keach, The Traveling Executioner, The Squeeze, The Gravy Train) to lead her and her brother (Antonio Marsina, Keoma) into the dark heart of the deadly jungle. But while exploring the forbidden mountain of Ra-Rami with the help of their guide
Manolo (Claudio Cassinelli, Hands of Steel, Murder Rock, Screamers), the expedition is attacked and captured by a tribe of primitive and cannibalistic natives. Even if they can escape the barbaric tortures of these flesh-eating savages, can Susan survive
the depraved lust of their Cannibal God? Sergio Martino (Hands of Steel, Screamers, After The Fall Of New York) directed this notorious shocker! This special edition includes both the unrated and uncut version, Mountain of the Cannibal God and the R
rated U.S. cut.
Special Features: -Includes Both the Uncut International Version and Alternate U.S. Cut -Interview with Star Stacy Keach -Trailers -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
See technical review from horrornewsnetwork.net : " Zombie is one of Blue Underground's
very first 4K UHD releases, and collectors have a lot to look forward to if this disc is an early sign of what's to come from the studio "
In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS
and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line ''WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!'' Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard
Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic
horror hits of all time!
Blue Underground's critically acclaimed restoration of ZOMBIE, scanned in 4K 16-bit from the original 35mm 2-perf camera negative , is now presented with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio
mix, bursting at the seams with hours of Extras!
SPECIAL FEATURES: * Ultra HD Blu-ray (2160p) Widescreen 2.40:1 Feature Presentation and Bonus Extras Blu-ray * Audio: English: Dolby Atmos; English: 5.1 DTS-HD; English: 1.0 DTS-HD;
Italian: 7.1 DTS-HD; Italian: 1.0 DTS-HD; French: Dolby Digital 1.0 * Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai, English for Italian
Audio * Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth , Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films * Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater * When The Earth Spits Out
The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower , Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci * Zombie Wasteland Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch , Richard Johnson & Al Cliver , and Actor/Stuntman OttavianoDell'Acqua
* Flesh Eaters on Film Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis * Deadtime Stories Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) DardanoSacchetti * World of the Dead Interviews with Cinematographer
Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca * ZombiItaliano Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi * Notes on a Headstone Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi * All in the Family Interview with Antonella Fulci * Zombie Lover Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films *
Theatrical Trailers * TV Spots * Radio Spots * Poster & Still Gallery * Guillermo del Toro Intro * BONUS! Embossed Slipcover (First Pressing Only)
1980 Italy horror thriller by Lamberto Bava with a bit part in the video nastes panic, just released on UK Blu-ray
22nd May 2020
Macabre is a 1980 Italy horror thriller by Lamberto Bava. Starring Bernice Stegers, Stanko Molnar and Veronica Zinny.
Never censored but played a small part in British censorship history when
the VHS was held up at the 1983 Conservative Party conference during the video nasties panic as an example of everything rotten in the video industry and proof that censorship was urgently needed.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong
horror, sexualised nudity and necrophilia theme:
Synopsis Don't open the fridge! Lamberto Bava was taught his trade by his father, horror legend Mario Bava. Macabre, his first film as director, showed how well he'd learnt his lessons.
Still recovering from a pair of tragic and traumatic bereavements, Jane Baker (Bernice Steggers; Xtro, Sky Pilots) moves into a new apartment in New Orleans. The owner's son, Robert, is blind -- but that doesn't stop him hearing what Jane gets up to. It
sounds like she's resumed her passionate affair with her lover, Fred. Except that Fred died a year ago... Not quite a giallo, not quite a ghost story and with a final twist that will make you re-think everything you've already seen, Macabre showed that
Bava Jr. -- who'd go on to make the horror classic Demons -- was a chip off the old block.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
NEW 2K RESTORATION FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
NEW Don't Lose Your Head - Interview with Director Lamberto Bava
Audio Commentary by
Giallo Experts, Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
Alternate Italian Opening and End Credit Titles
featuring Original Poster and VHS artwork
Limited Edition "Soft Touch" Slipcase
Limited Edition Booklet Essay by Rachael Nisbet
DTS-HD MA Dual Mono English Audio
DTS-HD MA Dual-Mono Italian Audio with newly translated English Subtitles
1981 video nasty by Umberto Lenzi just released on UK Blu-ray, still with BBFC cuts for animal cruelty
23rd April 2020
Cannibal Ferox is a 1981 Italian adventure by Umberto Lenzi. With Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle and Danilo Mattei.
Released cut and uncut on pre-cert videos that were destined to become video nasties. Extensively cut by the BBFC for 2001 DVD.
The cuts for violence were waived for 2018 home video, but cuts for animal cruelty have persisted. Note
that the running time of this cut release has been maintained by slowing down the footage of the remainder of the animal scenes that have been allowed to remain.
The promotional material would like to mention that old cuts for sex and violence no
longer apply, but cannot use the description uncut so notes that the film is presented in full duration. Unfortunately for them, it is a convention of the English language that unnatural or unexpected phrasing ends up emphasising the phrase, and invites
readers to interpret it with irony, sarcasm or cynicism as appropriate.
A decade on from starting the cannibal genre, director Umberto Lenzi has the final word, pushing the vomit envelope beyond the sick with his utterly nasty,
nihilistic apotheosis that is CANNIBAL FEROX . So unredeemable that its own makers denounced it as barbaric...!
An academic, Gloria (Lorraine De Selle), journeys to the Amazon jungle where things go awry when her party encounters
sadistic druggy villain Mike ( Giovanni Lombardo Radice aka John Morghen ), as the travellers venture further into the heart of darkness, they soon discover what it means to be the hunted prey.
CANNIBAL FEROX aka
' Make Them Die Slowly ' , topped the official Video Nasty list for its raw graphic scenes of torture, mutilations, murder and cannibalism . This new 2K restoration of
the film in full duration additionally features new grading which revives, for the 1st time, the original edgy look of the 16mm film stock it was shot on - finally presenting the film as it was first created by director Umberto Lenzi, on location in the
Amazonian green inferno.
Love Camp 7 is a 1969 USA war horror thriller by Lee Frost. With Bob Cresse, Maria Lease and Kathy Williams.
The film was banned as a video nasty in 1985, then banned from DVD by the BBFC in 2002. The film was banned again by the BBFC for 2020 VoD. Uncut elsewhere but there have only been a few obscure releases until the
2017 US DVD/Blu-ray Combo.
The film has just been banned by the BBFC after being
submitted for Video on Demand by Screenbound. Note that this is not quite an official ban as BBFC decisions for internet video carry no legal weight. But no doubt the major online sources will take heed anyway.
The BBFC commented on its website:
Love Camp 7 is a US film, from 1969, in which female agents are sent undercover into a Nazi prison camp where female prisoners are sexually abused, raped and tortured by soldiers. It was previously refused a
classification for DVD release in 2002. The present submission is for distribution on VOD.
The BBFC's Classification Guidelines state that We may refuse to classify content which makes rape or other non-consensual sexually violent
behaviour look appealing or acceptable, reinforces the suggestion that victims enjoy such behaviour, or invites viewer complicity in such behaviour. They also state that As a last resort, the BBFC may refuse to classify a work, in line with the objective
of preventing non-trivial harm risks to potential viewers and, through their behaviour, to society. We may do so, for example, where a central concept of the work is unacceptable, such as a sustained focus on sexual rape, other non-consensual sexually
violent behaviour or sadistic violence.
Because LOVE CAMP 7 is largely comprised of scenes of non consensual sexual activity, including rape, presented in a manner that is intended to arouse viewers, its central concept is
unacceptable and the sexually abusive material it contains too pervasive for cuts to be an effective solution.
Accordingly, the BBFC has refused classification to this work.
The film was recently submitted for classification for VOD release.
Given its status as a previously rejected work it was viewed by the entire Compliance team and certain members of the Policy team before referral to the Board.
The Board noted that there are a number of prolonged scenes of
non-consensual sexual activity, including rape, in Love Camp 7 , in many cases featuring a focus on female nudity. Such scenes are frequently gratuitous, both in terms of length and detail, going some way beyond what is required by the narrative, and in
some cases perpetuating harmful rape myths. These issues were considered in relation to the BBFC's 2019 Guidelines consultation, which found depictions of sexual violence to be of particular concern to the public.
discussed the extent to which the film's datedness and risibility limits its impact, and considered the film's likely appeal and audience. It was observed that, while aspects of the film are dated, the sequences of sexual violence and abuse are not. It
was also noted that while the film is different in many respects to modern pornography, its close and repeated focus on nudity means the sequences of sexual violence and abuse still have the potential to arouse.
concluded that because that as Love Camp 7 is largely comprised non-consensual sexual activity, including rape, presented in a manner that is intended to arouse viewers, its central concept is unacceptable and the sexually abusive material too pervasive
for cuts to be an effective solution. Accordingly, the Board agreed that the BBFC should refuse to classify Love Camp 7.
Update: Love Camp 7 Remains The Benchmark For Unacceptable Cinema in 2020
It's good to know that
in these unique times, our moral superiors are still hard at work protecting us from problematic imagery. The British Board of Film Classification might seem a more liberal body these days than they once did, but rest assured -- they will still step
forward to protect the nation from corruption.
2020 KL Studio Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020
KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020
The horrors of war take on a whole new meaning for Vietnam vet Norman Hopper (John Saxon, Nightmare Beach, Evil Eye, Queen of Blood), whose quiet domestic life in Atlanta is shattered
by the return of Charlie Bukowski, a combat buddy who dredges up terrifying flashbacks of flesh eating and bloodshed in the war-torn jungles. Now on the run from the law after taking a bite out of an unwilling victim, Charlie begs Norman to help him get
out of town with another fellow veteran, Tom (Tony King, Report to the Commissioner, The Raiders of Atlantis). Soon the ragtag team of cannibals are fighting for their lives, spreading a deadly contagion through the city before heading into the sewers
for a gut-wrenching climax no one will soon forget! One of the most infamous Italian horror films of all time, Cannibal Apocalypse was heavily censored in many countries where it played under such titles as Cannibals in the Streets and Invasion of the
Flesh Hunters. Now you can finally experience this thrilling collision of action-packed combat and monstrous horror from cult director Antonio Margheriti (The Long Hair of Death, Castle of Blood, Take a Hard Ride, Killer Fish) in its original gory
splendor for the first time in fully restored HD! Not for the faint of heart or those with full stomachs!
Special Features: -BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas -CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE REDUX:
Documentary Featuring John Saxon, John Morghen (Giovanni Lombardo Radice) and director Antonio Margheriti -CANNIBAL KING: NEW Interview with Actor Tony King -APOCALYPSE IN THE STREETS: A Video Tour of Filming Locations -European Theatrical
Trailer -Japanese Teaser -Alternate U.S. Opening Sequence -Optional English Subtitles