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Shopping: White Snake...

2019 China / USA action animation romance by Amp Wong and Ji Zhao set for UK Blu-ray/DVD release on 9th November 2020 after BBFC category cuts for a PG rating


Link Here18th September 2020
White Snake is a 2019 China / USA action animation romance by Amp Wong (as Jiakang Huang) and Ji Zhao.
Starring Faye Mata, Stephanie Sheh and Vincent Rodriguez III. BBFC link IMDb

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

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

Promotional Material

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

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

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Shopping: Friday the 13th Collection...

film set by Adam Marcus, Sean Cunningham set for US Blu-ray release on 13th October 2020. Nearly all the films have a history of censorship


Link Here1st September 2020
Friday the 13th Collection is a film set by Adam Marcus, Sean Cunningham...
Starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and Amy Steel.
There is a rich history of censorship for this series.

See cuts details from melonfarmers.co.uk

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

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

Exists as an uncut Unrated version and a cut R rated version. The cut version was passed 18 for UK 1980 cinema release. The uncut version was initially released on pre-cert VHS but was seized by police and the distributors reverted to the cut version until 1987. Uncut since 2003 on DVD and Blu-ray.
Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 US slasher by Steve Miner.
With Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel and John Furey.
BBFC link IMDb
Cut by 48s for an MPAA R rating. The same cut version has been used for all UK and US release since. The 1983 UK VHS release was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Both versions are included in this release

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

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

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

All releases have been uncut

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

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

Both versions are included in this release.

Promotional Material

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Shopping: Dawn of the Dead...

1978 US zombie horror by George A Romero set for UK Blu-ray release on 26th October 2020 with 3 versions


Link Here11th August 2020
Dawn of the Dead is a 1978 US zombie horror by George A Romero.
With David Emge, Ken Foree and Scott H. Reiniger. BBFC link IMDb
A long history of BBFC cuts to Dawn of the Dead from 1978 - 1997. The cuts were waived in 2003 but there are still multiple versions to add to the complexity.

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

UK: Previously assed 18 uncut for:
  • 2020 Second Sight Limited Edition [Theatrical Cut + Cannes Cut + Argento Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th October 2020

Promotional Material

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

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

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

SPECIAL FEATURES

BLU-RAY DISC 1 - THE THEATRICAL CUT

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

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

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

BLU-RAY DISC 3 - THE ARGENTO CUT

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

BLU-RAY DISC 4 - SPECIAL FEATURES

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

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

AUDIO CD DISC 1

  • The Goblin Soundtrack 17 tracks including Alternate and Bonus Tracks

AUDIO CD DISC 2

  • The Complete De Wolfe library Cues Part 1

AUDIO CD DISC 3

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

 

 

Shopping: 976-EVIL...

1988 USA comedy horror by Robert Englund, previously cut by the BBFC, set for UK Blu-ray release on 19th October 2020 with 2 versions


Link Here10th August 2020
976-EVIL is a 1988 USA comedy horror by Robert Englund.
Starring Stephen Geoffreys, Patrick O'Bryan and Sandy Dennis. BBFC link IMDb
A UK version was cut by the BBFC for 1988 18 rated cinema release and the follow up 1989 VHS. The 1991 VHS and 2002 were pre-cut for an 18 rating. A shorter version was released in the US with an R rating but is generally noted as uncut. There is also a longer TV version but the extra material doesn't add anything.
UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
  • 2020 Eureka [US Version + TV Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020

Promotional Material

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

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

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

BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

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

 

 

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

Set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 5th October 2020 with 3 of the films cut by the BBFC


Link Here6th August 2020
I Spit On Your Grave: The Complete Collection is a 2020 film set
Starring Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson and Andrew Howard.

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

UK:  Passed with an aggregate 18 with BBFC cuts for:
  • 2020 Kaleidoscope I Spit On Your Grave Complete Collection (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th October 2020
  • 2020 Kaleidoscope I Spit On Your Grave Complete Collection R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th October 2020
I Spit on Your Grave is a 1981 US revenge film by Meir Zarchi.
With Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor and Richard Pace. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
The film was banned as one of the most notable video nasties in 1983. It was unbanned after massive BBFC cuts for 2001 and 2006 DVD. These cuts were reduced to about half in 2010. Cut in the US for an R rating but MPAA Unrated releases are uncut.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are no censorship issues with this release.

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

There are no censorship issues with this release.

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

There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

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

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

 

 

Shopping: The Acrobat...

2019 Canada drama by Rodrigue Jean set for UK DVD release on 28th September 2020


Link Here2nd August 2020
The Acrobat is a 2019 Canada gay drama by Rodrigue Jean.
Starring Sébastien Ricard, Yury Paulau and Victor Fomine. BBFC link IMDb
There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real sex, nudity:
  • 2020 Tla Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th September 2020

Promotional Material

In an American town undergoing a construction boom, a working man enters a romantic relationship with a Russian acrobat visiting an apartment. Following a trapeze accident, Micha has a broken leg and goes around on crutches. The two men meet every night in the apartment Christophe has bought hastily. The two lovers cut themselves off from the outside world, at the heart of winter, and explore their lust without restraint. ' The Acrobat' is a fiercly sexy drama, a no holds barred look at an unbridled animal connection between two unashamed men.

 

 

Shopping: The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection...

Updated: Film set by Alfred Hitchcock set for US 4K Blu-ray release on 8th September 2020 with Psycho being released uncut for the first time on US disk


Link Here30th July 2020
The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection is a film set by Alfred Hitchcock.
Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Kim Novak.  

US: The Extended Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Universal Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection RA 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 8th September 2020

Note the 4K disks are region free but the 2K versions are region A.

Psycho is a 1960 US thriller by Alfred Hitchcock.
With Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1960. Separately cut for US release but these cuts have persisted into all worldwide VHS and DVD releases since. The Extended Director's Cut was first released on German Blu-ray, and then released in the US on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray in 2020.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Psycho

Promotional Material

Universally recognized as the Master of Suspense, the legendary Alfred Hitchcock directed some of cinema's most thrilling and unforgettable classics. The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection features four iconic films from the acclaimed director's illustrious career including Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho and The Birds in stunning 4K resolution. Starring Hollywood favorites such as James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Tippi Hedren, Kim Novak and Rod Taylor, this essential collection features hours of bonus features as well as the original uncut version of Psycho for the first time ever.

Update: Claims dressed up as something they're not

30th July 2020. Thanks to Simon and David

The promotional materials claim that these latest release are the first uncut releases ever. However the uncut version has already been released in Germany twice. One example is the Alfred Hitchcock Legacy Collection Blu-ray from Turbine.

It seems that the US distributors claims are a little US-centric.

 

 

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

A rather brave release set for UK Blu-ray release on 19th October 2020 with the first four films once suffering BBFC cuts


Link Here29th July 2020
The Fu Manchu Cycle 1965-1969 is a 2020 film by Don Sharp, Jeremy Summers...
Starring Christopher Lee, Tsai Chin and Nigel Green.
There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
  • 2020 Powerhouse Films The Fu Manchu Cycle (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020
The Face of Fu Manchu is a 1965 UK / West Germany action crime thriller by Don Sharp.
Starring Christopher Lee, Nigel Green and Joachim Fuchsberger. BBFC link IMDb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are no censorship issues with this film

Promotional Material

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

THE BRIDES OF FU MANCHU

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

THE VENGEANCE OF FU MANCHU

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

THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU

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

THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU

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

Extras :

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

 

 

Shopping: Dragon Lord...

1982 Hong Kong action comedy by Jackie Chan set for UK Blu-ray release on 10th August 2020 with a new extended Work in Progress version


Link Here21st July 2020
Dragon Lord is a 1982 Hong Kong action comedy by Jackie Chan.
Starring Jackie Chan, Wai-Man Chan and Paul Chang. BBFC link IMDb

No censor cuts but there are several versions: The Original Theatrical Version, a shortened International Version and an extended Work In Progress Version

UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2020 88 Films Limited Edition [Theatrical Version + Work In Progress Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th August 2020

Promotional Material

Dragon (Jackie Chan) and Bull (Mars) are childhood friends who spend most of their free time chasing after local girls in general and spying on one in particular who catches their eyes.

A gang in the nearby dwelling is smuggling precious Chinese artifacts to westerners. Hoi (Chan Wai-man) is a reluctant party to the scheme and when he voiced his objection, the Big Boss sent his henchmen after him to keep him quiet. When the mischievous duo came across Hoi, who was hiding in their village, they take on the gang to protect the artifacts.

Special Features
  • Limited Edition Gloss O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only] New artwork from R.P. "Kung Fu Bob" O'Brien
  • Limited Edition Foldout Poster featuring artwork from "Kung Fu Bob" O'Brien
  • Limited Edition set of 4 x Postcards
  • NEW 2K RESTORATIONS
  • Two cuts of the film, both from the Original 35mm Negatives in 2:35:1 Aspect Ratio
  • 96 MINUTE HONG KONG THEATRICAL CUT - Jackie Chan's final approved edit of the film
  • 103 MINUTE WORK-IN- PROGRESS CUT - An earlier cut of the film, released in limited territories, featuring approximately 15 minutes of exclusive extended/alternate footage
  • Original Theatrical Cantonese Mono
  • 1982 English Export Dub [approx. 5 min presented in English-subtitled Cantonese for undubbed portions]
  • Alternate Home Release Cantonese Mono Mix
  • 2003 English 5.1 mix
  • Newly translated English subtitles & a simplified subtitle track [Applies to the "Jianzi" shuttlecock match only, this subtitle set simplifies the dialogue in that scene, allowing you to focus on the action.]
  • English Trailer
  • The Insider: Interview with Louis Sit
  • The Fall Guy: An Interview with Mars
  • The Master Returns: An interview with Whang In-Sik
  • Behind-The-Scenes Teaser
  • Hong Kong Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve with alternative Hong Kong poster artwork

 

 

Shopping: The Libertine...

1968 Italy comedy drama by Pasquale Festa Campanile set for UK Blu-ray release on 21st September 2020 with previous BBFC cuts just waived


Link Here18th July 2020
The Libertine is a 1968 Italy comedy drama by Pasquale Festa Campanile.
Starring Catherine Spaak, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Gigi Proietti. BBFC link IMDb

The short US Version was MPAA X rated and then further cut in the UK for an 'X' rating. The uncut Italian version was passed 18 for 2020 BlU-ray.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity with previous BBFC cuts waived:
  • 2020 Nucleus Films [Italian + US Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st September 2020

Promotional Material

The Libertine is a euro-cult gem, a romantic sex comedy with a light S&M twist. When Mimi (Catherine Spaak, The Cat O Nine Tails, 1971) discovers her late husband s secret bachelor pad and sordid past, she sets out on a sexual adventure all of her own. From bored housewife to daring dominatrix, through a series of bold sexual encounters, each one more thrilling than the next, Mimi finds life as a widow much more than she could have ever hoped for. But when she meets Dr. Carlo De Marchi (Jean-Louis Trintignant, The Conformist, 1970) she discovers that the road to true love lies in finding a man who will willingly let her ride him around like a horse.

Spaak s third film for director Campanile is a beautiful ode to sixties pop culture, free love, and fetish. Now restored by Nucleus Films for its worldwide premiere to Blu-ray.

Blu-Ray Special Features

  • Uncensored Italian Version
  • Alternate American Theatrical Release
  • Italian and English Audio Options
  • Optional Subtitles + SDH
  • Audio Commentary with Author, Editor and Critic Kat Ellinger
  • Trovajoli Postlude Lovey Jon on Composer Armando Trovajoli
  • Fantasy, Futurism and Frivolity: Production Design in Pasquale Festa Campanile s The Libertine, a Visual Essay by Rachael Nisbet
  • Outtakes and Alternate Footage
  • Alternate English and French Credits
  • Original Censor Cuts
  • Extensive Image Gallery
  • Audubon Films Poster Gallery
  • Japanese Promo Videos
  • American, Italian and French Theatrical Trailers

 

 

Shopping: Revenge of the Living Dead Girls...

1987 France horror by Pierre B Reinhard, cut by the BBFC, set for uncut US Blu-ray and DVD release on 28th July 2020


Link Here3rd July 2020
Revenge of the Living Dead Girls is a 1987 France horror by Pierre B Reinhard (as Peter B Harsone).
Starring Cornélia Wilms, Kathryn Charly and Anthea Wyler. IMDb  

Exists as a Horror Version and an Erotic Version. The latter was heavily cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated VHS in 1995. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
US: The Erotic Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

REVENGE OF THE LIVING DEAD GIRLS - Uncut and remastered in HD!

In 1987, Parisian pornographers Pierre B. Reinhard and Jean-Claude Roy deviated from their usual high-end skin fare to instead create un cassoulet d'atrocityés that remains the most extreme French gore film in history. When a trio of vixens is killed by corporate-tainted milk, their nubile corpses will rise from the grave for a Jean-Rollin-meets-RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD orgy of depravity that DVD Drive-In calls "A fetishistic ode to blood, breasts and brutality."

Severin Films is trčs fier to present this long-unseen "grimy rhapsody of deviance" (Bleeding Skull), featuring graphic splatter by doomed FX master Benoît Lestang (THE WAX MAX, MARTYRS). Now remastered in HD and spurting with all-new Special Features.

SPECS:

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1.
Dolby Digital Mono.
Region: All.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Revisiting the Revenge - Interview with Special Effects Artist Benoit Lestang and Writer Jean-Claude Roy.
The Revenge - Interview with Director Pierre B. Reinhard.
Inside Studio Lestang - Interview with Special Effects Artist Benoît Lestang.
Theatrical Trailer.

 

 

Shopping: Sweet Charity...

1969 USA musical comedy romance by Bob Fosse set for UK Blu-ray release on 24th August 2020 with 3 versions


Link Here24th June 2020
Sweet Charity is a 1969 USA musical comedy romance by Bob Fosse.
Starring Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin and Ricardo Montalban. BBFC link IMDb
The film was cut by the BBFC for a PG rating for cinema release in 1969. Later uncut for PG rated home video. The film is MPAA G rated in the US. There is alternative Happy Ending Version but this is a cop out. There is also a Roadshow version that prefixes a musical overture.
UK: Passed PG for mild sex references, drug references, language after compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 2020 Powerhouse Films [Roadshow + Standard + Happy Ending versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th August 2020

Promotional Material

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

Extras INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • * Image gallery: publicity and promotional material

  • * Original theatrical trailer

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

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

  • * Limited edition exclusive double-sided poster

  • * UK premiere on Blu-ray

  • * Limited edition of 3,000 copies




 


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