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Blood and Flesh: The Reel Life and Ghastly Death of Al Adamson, Polaroid, Parasite


Link Here 4th June 2020

UK flagReleased on 1st June 2020

Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson

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Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson is a 2019 USA biography by David Gregory.
Starring Al Adamson, Stevee Ashlock and John Bloom. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2020 Severin Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st June 2020
  • 2020 Severin Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

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Horror Film Director Found Slain, Buried Under Floor , screamed the 1995 headlines read around the world. But the truth behind the wild life of Al Adamson including the production of such low budget classics as SATAN'SADISTS, DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN and THE NAUGHTY STEWARDESSES and his grisly death reveals perhaps the most bizarre career in Hollywood history. Told through over 40 first-person recollections from friends, family, colleagues and historians plus rare clips and archival interviews with Adamson himself BLOOD & FLESH is the award-winning chronicle of bikers, go-go dancers, porn stars, aging actors, freak-out girls, Charles Manson, Colonel Sanders, alien conspiracies and homicidal contractors that House Of Mortal Cinema calls brilliant stuff a superb documentary and one of the top films of the year.
Line of Descent

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Line of Descent is a 2019 USA crime drama by Rohit Karn Batra.
Starring Brendan Fraser, Prem Chopra and Abhay Deol. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, language, brief nudity:

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LINE OF DESCENT, explores a dysfunctional mafia family in Delhi, as three brothers fight for control of their father's legacy. When a mysterious American arms dealer (Brendan Fraser - The Mummy) becomes embroiled in the family business, a respected veteran cop (Indian actor Abhay Deol) investigating the brothers, tries to stop their tragic downfall.
Polaroid

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Polaroid is a 2017 Norway / USA horror by Lars Klevberg.
Starring Madelaine Petsch, Kathryn Prescott and Javier Botet. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
  • 2020 Vertical Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st June 2020
  • 2020 Vertical Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

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From the producer of IT and THE RING comes an iconic and bold new vision in horror: POLAROID. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.
The Grudge

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The Grudge is a 2020 USA horror by Nicolas Pesce.
Starring Betty Gilpin, Andrea Riseborough and Lin Shaye. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gore, violence, threat:
  • 2020 Sony Pictures RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st June 2020
  • 2020 Sony Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st June 2020

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A curse born in Japan is simultaneously unleashed in the U.S. Those who encounter it are consumed by its fury and met with a violent fate. Producer Sam Raimi brings us the untold chapter of this horror classic starring Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin with Horror Movie Legend Lin Shaye (INSIDIOUS, OUIJA), and Jacki Weaver in the darkest, creepiest, most shocking film in the series.
Jaws

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Jaws is a 1975 USA adventure thriller by Steven Spielberg.
Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss. BBFC link IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA PG rating. The same cut has applied to all worldwide releases since. The film was rated 'A' and then PG rated by the BBFC until it uprated the rating to 12A for a cinema re-release in 2012.

12 rated home video releases so far have been 12 rated because of disk extras rather than the PG rated main feature.

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UK: Previously passed PG uncut for:
  • 2020 Universal 45th Anniversary Edition R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st June 2020
  • 2020 Universal UK Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge:Jaws
Cutting Edge Episode 55:
The Jaws Films
The MPAA and BBFC take a bite out of the Jaws films

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Jaws 4K UHD - 45th Anniversary Edition

Experience Jaws like you have never seen before in stunning newly-remastered 4K UHD with HDR for brighter, deeper, more lifelike colour.

Directed by Academy Award® winner° Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town's chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.

Special Features

  • The Making Of Jaws
  • The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy Of Jaws: The Restoration
  • Deleted Scenes And Outtakes From The Set
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
Parasite

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Parasite is a 2019 South Korea comedy thriller by Bong Joon Ho.
Starring Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee and Yeo-jeong Jo. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, language, sex, sex references:
  • 2020 Curzon Artificial Eye RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st June 2020
  • 2020 Curzon Artificial Eye R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st June 2020

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The Kim family are close. All four live in a tiny basement flat and all four are unemployed. But when the son, Ki-woo, is recommended by his friend to take a well-paid tutoring job, hopes of a regular income blossom on the horizon. There's only one small issue - he's not a qualified teacher and has to fake it. Carrying the expectations of all his family, Ki-woo heads to the extravagant Park family home for an interview and after securing the job discovers they also need an art tutor for their son, something he thinks his sister could pretend to do... if they don't know she's his sister. Soon the whole family has infiltrated the Park home but as their deception unravels events begin to get increasingly out of hand in ways you simply cannot imagine.
Who Dares Wins

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Who Dares Wins is a 1982 UK / Switzerland action thriller by Ian Sharp.
Starring Lewis Collins, Judy Davis and Richard Widmark. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release beyond noting that film was released with an 'AA' (14) certificate at the cinema, but was initially 18 rated for home video until a 2010 DVD release which was 15 rated.
UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong violence and language:
  • 2020 Fabulous Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st June 2020
  • 2020 Fabulous Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st June 2020

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It's suspected that a peace/anti-nuke organization in UK has some extremists willing to use terrorism. The action will probably be against an embassy in London. The SAS/Special Air Service try to get the organization infiltrated.
 

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Zombie, Maniac, The Invisible Man, The Gates of Hell


Link Here 26th May 2020

US flagReleased on 26th May 2020

Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto

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Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto is a film set by Shinya Tsukamoto.
Starring Shinya Tsukamoto, Tomorô Taguchi and Kei Fujiwara.

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Tetsuo II: Body Hammer
  • Tokyo Fist
  • Bullet Ballet
  • A Snake of June
  • Vital
  • Kotoko
  • Killing
  • The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo
  • Haze
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Arrow Solid Metal Nightmares Limited Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th May 2020
Tetsuo is a 1989 Japan Sci-Fi horror by Shin'ya Tsukamoto.
Starring Kei Fujiwara, Tomorowo Taguchi and Nobu Kanaoka. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Uncut by censors. There is a standard version, a longer First Cut and a shortened version.
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer is a 1992 Japan Sci-Fi horror by Shinya Tsukamoto.
With Tomorowo Taguchi, Shin'ya Tsukamoto and Nobu Kanaoka. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by the BBFC but exists in two versions for unknown reasons.

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One of the most distinctive and celebrated names in modern Japanese cinema, there s no other filmmaker quite like Shinya Tsukamoto. Since his early days as a teenager making Super 8 shorts, he has remained steadfastly independent, garnering widespread acclaim while honing his own unique and instantly recognizable aesthetic on the margins of the industry. Frequently exploring themes of urban alienation, physical transformation and psychosexual obsession, his films cross genre boundaries, defying straightforward classification. This exclusive collection gathers together eight feature-length films and two shorts from Tsukamoto s diverse filmography, including his most recent offering his samurai drama Killing , making its home video premiere.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all ten films
  • Original lossless PCM 1.0 mono audio on Tetsuo: The Iron Man , Tetsuo II: Body Hammer and Tokyo Fist
  • Original lossless PCM 2.0 stereo audio on Bullet Ballet and Haze
  • Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on A Snake of June , Vital , Kotoko and Killing
  • Optional lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on Bullet Ballet
  • Optional English subtitles for all films
  • Audio commentaries by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes on all ten films, including brand new commentaries on Tetsuo , Tetsuo II , Tokyo Fist , A Snake of June , Kotoko , Killing , The Adventure of Denchu-kozo and Haze
  • Brand new career-spanning interview with Shinya Tsukamoto
  • An Assault on the Senses , a brand new visual essay on the films and style of Shinya Tsukamoto by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp
  • Multiple archival interviews with Shinya Tsukamoto, covering every film in the collection
  • Shooting A Snake of June , an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film s production
  • Archival The Making of Vital featurette
  • Archival behind-the-scenes featurette on Vital s world premiere at the Venice Film Festival
  • Archival featurette on Vital s special effects
  • The Making of Haze , an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film s production
  • Kaori Fuji at the Locarno Film Festival , an archival featurette focusing on Haze s lead actress
  • Archival Background to The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo featurette
  • Tokyo Fist , Bullet Ballet and Vital music clips
  • Multiple trailers and image galleries
  • Limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx, Gary Pullin, Ian MacEwan, Chris Malbon, Jacob Phillips, Tommy Pocket, Peter Strain and Tony Stella
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Kat Ellinger, Jasper Sharp and Mark Schilling
  • The Woman

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    The Woman is a 2011 USA crime horror thriller by Lucky McKee.
    Starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Brandon Gerald Fuller and Lauren Ashley Carter. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th May 2020

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    Almost a decade after Lucky McKee burst upon the indie horror scene and became a Master of Horror in the making thanks to his directorial debut May , he teamed up with legendary cult author Jack Ketchum for his most shocking and brutal film to date: The Woman , an instant cause célèbre on its Sundance premiere.

    The Woman (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Walking Dead ) is the last surviving member of a deadly clan of feral cannibals that has roamed the American wilderness for decades. When successful country lawyer Chris Cleek (Sean Bridgers, Room ) stumbles upon her whilst hunting in the woods, he decides to capture and civilize her with the help of his seemingly perfect all-American family, including his wife Belle (Angela Bettis, May ) and daughter Peggy (Lauren Ashley Carter, Darling ). The Cleeks will soon learn, however, that hell hath no fury like The Woman scorned

    Experience McKee and Ketchum s uncompromisingly twisted vision of the dark side of the American family in a definitive new edition, including a 4K remaster and brand new bonus features.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 4K restoration supervised and approved by Lucky McKee
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New commentary with director Lucky McKee, editor Zach Passero, sound designer Andrew Smetek and composer Sean Spillane
  • New commentary by star Pollyanna McIntosh
  • New commentary by critic Scott Weinberg
  • Archive commentary with director Lucky McKee
  • Dad on the Wall , a brand new 75-minute fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes documentary filmed by the director's father Mike McKee
  • Being Peggy Cleek , a newly filmed interview with star Lauren Ashley Carter
  • Malam Domesticam , an archive making-of featurette
  • Meet The Makers , a short featurette on the making of the film
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Mi Burro , a short film by editor Zach Passero
  • Distracted music video by Sean Spillane
  • Frightfest Total Film Panel Discussion , a 2011 onstage chat about the future of American indie horror at the popular horror film festival, featuring Lucky McKee, Andrew van den Houten, Larry Fessenden, Adam Green, Joe Lynch and Ti West
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Image galleries
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Vanessa McKee

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Kevin Kovelant

  • White Fire

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    White Fire is a 1985 Turkey / France / UK action thriller by Jean-Marie Pallardy.
    Starring Robert Ginty, Fred Williamson and Belinda Mayne. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Video RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th May 2020

    There is also a UK release.

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    Robert Ginty ( The Exterminator ) and Belinda Mayne ( Krull ) play Bo and Inga, brother and sister jewel thieves who target the legendary White Fire diamond a priceless rock so hot it actually burns those who try to lay their hands on it!

    When tragedy strikes, Bo undertakes an outrageous plan involving plastic surgery and explosives to infiltrate the mine where the diamond awaits. Bo s plan hits an unexpected snag with the arrival of smooth-talking badass Noah Barclay, played by Fred Williamson ( From Dusk Til Dawn ). Noah s hunting for a missing prostitute and he thinks Bo and Inga hold the key to her disappearance!

    Erotic filmmaker Jean-Marie Pallardy ( Erotic Diary of a Lumberjack ) brings his kinky touch to high octane action in this infamous exploitation epic, complete with chainsaw mayhem, awkward brotherly love, and a very 80s theme song by the band Limelight!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original Mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Feature length audio commentary by critic Kat Ellinger
  • Surviving The Fire : a brand new interview with writer-director Jean-Marie Pallardy
  • Enter The Hammer : a brand new interview with actor Fred Williamson
  • Diamond Cutter : a brand new interview with editor Bruno Zincone

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing on the film by film historian and author Julian Grainger

  • Blood Tide

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    Blood Tide is a 1982 UK / Greece horror adventure by Richard Jefferies (as Richard Jeffries).
    Starring James Earl Jones, José Ferrer and Lila Kedrova. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    There is also a UK release.

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    Terror strikes in paradise as Academy Award-winning actors James Earl Jones, José Ferrer and Lila Kedrova star in this thrilling tale of sea monsters and sacrificial virgins, from the people that brought you the notoriously gruesome Island of Death !

    When treasure hunter Frye (James Earl Jones) accidentally awakens an ancient sea monster that has been lying dormant on a Greek island, the inhabitants are forced to resume the practice of sacrificing virgins in order to placate the demonic creature. Meanwhile a couple, Neil and Sherry, arrive on the island in search of Neil's missing sister, Madeline.

    Written and produced by Nico Mastorakis - the man behind such genre favourites as the aforementioned Island of Death , The Zero Boys , The Wind and many others - and directed by Richard Jefferies ( Scarecrows , Tron: Legacy ), Blood Tide is a suspense-filled creature feature surging with blood, nudity and beachside aerobics!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with director/co-writer Richard Jefferies
  • Newly-filmed interview with producer/co-writer Nico Mastorakis
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mike Gingold

  • Escape from L.A.

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    Escape from L.A. is a 1996 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by John Carpenter.
    Starring Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi and Stacy Keach. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th May 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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    "High-octane action thriller..." -- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times Snake is back! Kurt Russell rejoins filmmakers John Carpenter and Debra Hill to do to Los Angeles what they did to the Big Apple in Escape From New York -- with even more futuristic thrills and big action! Into the 9.6-quaked Los Angeles of 2013 comes Snake Plissken (Russell). His job: wade through L.A.'s ruined landmarks to retrieve a doomsday device. Don't miss the excitement as Snake surfs Wilshire Blvd., shoots hoops at the Coliseum, dive bombs the Happy Kingdom theme park, and mixes it up with a wild assortment of friends and foes including Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Bruce Campbell, Peter Fonda, George Corraface, Cliff Robertson and Pam Grier. Escape From L.A. is a "go-for-broke action extravaganza" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times)!
    Gates of Hell + Psycho From Texas

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    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2020 Dark Force Ent (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th May 2020
    Gates of Hell (aka City of the Living Dead) is a 1980 Italy horror by Lucio Fulci.
    Starring Christopher George, Catriona MacColl and Carlo De Mejo. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 1981 cinema release. This cut version was released on pre-cert video (without being listed as a video nasty). Further cut by the BBFC for VHS after the VRA. Later uncut on DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

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    Psycho from Texas (aka The Butcher) is a 1975 USA horror by Jack Collins and Jim Feazell.
    Starring John King III, Herschel Mays and Christian Feazell. BBFC link IMDb

    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

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    The Gates of Hell: A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from their graves.

    Psycho from Texas: A drifter/hitman is hired by a local business man to kidnap the local oil baron. The hitman had been reared in squalor, suffering the abuses of his whoring mama. When the baron escapes his assistant must chase him while the hitman takes care of a few loose ends.

    The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

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    The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh is a 1971 Italy / Spain / Austria crime horror mystery by Sergio Martino.
    Starring George Hilton, Edwige Fenech and Conchita Airoldi. IMDb

    Banned by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release. It was eventually unbanned for 2011 DVD which was rated 18 uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but there are also shortened versions to be aware of.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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    THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH - Sergio Martino's Giallo Masterpiece - now uncut on Blu-Ray/DVD.

    A year before they stunned the genre with ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK, director Sergio Martino, co-writer Ernesto Gastaldi, and stars Edwige Fenech and George Hilton made their collaborative giallo debut with this "incredible piece of cinema" (Flickering Myth) that is "every bit as thrilling as Argento's best" (Goomba Stomp).

    Fenech, "at her most luminous" (Digitally Obsessed), stars as an unfaithful diplomat's wife who finds herself hunted by a razor-wielding sex maniac while simultaneously haunted by her own depraved desires. Alberto de Mendoza (HORROR EXPRESS), Cristina Airoldi (TORSO) and Ivan Rassimov (EATEN ALIVE!) co-star in the "daring shocker that set the pace for years to come" (Mondo Digital) - also known as BLADE OF THE RIPPER and NEXT! Newly scanned in 4k from the inter-negative and loaded with new and archival Special Features.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Of Vice and Virtue - Interview with Director Sergio Martino.
    Cold As Ice - Interview with Screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi .
    Vienna Vice - Interview with Actor George Hilton and Italian Genre Historian Antonio Bruschini.
    Archive Interview with Actress Edwige Fenech.
    Introduction by Actor George Hilton.
    Audio Commentary With Kat Ellinger, Author of 'All The Colors of Sergio Martino.
    Trailer.
    An Ideal Place to Kill

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    An Ideal Place to Kill is a 1971 Italy / France / Denmark / Switzerland crime thriller by Umberto Lenzi.
    Starring Irene Papas, Ray Lovelock and Ornella Muti. BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut by censors but a 2020 release in the US features hardcore inserts not seen before on video.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Mondo Macabro RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th May 2020

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    AN IDEAL PLACE TO KILL - Her dirty pictures paid for their vacation, but all too soon the fun turned to terror!

    Two free spirited teenagers, Dick and Ingrid (played by Ray Lovelock and Ornella Muti), set out to spend the summer together in Italy. To pay their way they sell Scandinavian porn mags and pictures of Ingrid posing nude. But then they get busted by the cops and are given 24 hours to get out of the country.

    Instead of leaving they take to the road, where they come up against a thieving biker gang and then are mistaken for a pair of bank robbers. Heading south in a hurry, they run out of gas in the middle of nowhere and take refuge in the house of Barbara Slater (Irene Papas), a seemingly bored, middle aged housewife who appears to be up for some sexual shenanigans. The naive pair party with Barbara but soon discover she is hiding a terrible and deadly secret.

    Directed by the legendary Umberto Lenzi of CANNIBAL FEROX fame, this sexy thriller in the Italian "giallo" style is a taut and suspense filled entertainment with a deviously twisted plot and all the trappings of the "hippie" 1970s, Euro style.

    AN IDEAL PLACE TO KILL is here available for the first time ever on Blu-ray, restored from the original negative, complete and uncut and with exclusive bonus features.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Brand new 2k transfer from film negative.
    Digitally restored.
    Exclusive interview with director Umberto Lenzi.
    Audio commentary by Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson.
    Deleted scenes.
    Original trailer.
    English/Italian audio choice with optional English subtitles.
    Mondo Macabro previews.
    Satanico Pandemonium

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    Satanico Pandemonium: La Sexorcista is a 1975 Mexico horror mystery thriller by Gilberto Martínez Solares.
    Starring Enrique Rocha, Cecilia Pezet and Delia Magaña. IMDb

    The promotional material for the 2020 Blu-ray includes 2 versions but there are no further details
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Mondo Macabro RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th May 2020

    Reviews

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    SATANICO PANDEMONIUM - From Bride of Christ to Slave of Satan!

    In the spirit of Ken Russell's THE DEVILS and Juan Lopez Moctezuma's ALUCARDA, this is one of the most subversive, violent and shocking films ever made about the religious life. With a stunning performance form the often naked Cecilia Pezet, the film inspired the Salma Hayek character in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN.

    Sister Maria (Pezet) is known in the convent for her good works and charitable deeds. But, in the secret depths of her sexual fantasies, she is tormented by visions of another world - a world where her forbidden passions are allowed to run free. In this world, Satan is her master. As her acts of violence and blasphemy increase, Maria realizes that she has been chosen by the Devil himself to destroy the convent and lead her sister nuns into hell!

    Helmed by award winning, veteran director Gilberto Martinez Solares, the film is stunningly photographed in eye popping colors, making it one of the best looking entries in the entire nunsploitation genre.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Double layer BD50.
    Brand new 4k transfer from film negative.
    Two different versions of the film.
    Digitally restored.
    Optional English subtitles.
    Exclusive interview with writer/co-director.
    Audio commentary from Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger.
    Exclusive featurette on nunsploitation movies.
    Mondo Macabro previews.
    In Search of Dracula

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    In Search of Dracula is a 1974 Sweden / West Germany / France horror documentary by Calvin Floyd.
    Starring Solveig Andersson, Tor Isedal and Christopher Lee. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th May 2020

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    Brand New 2K Master! The blood-curdling truth behind the legendary vampire! Nestled in the Carpathian Mountains of the Transylvanian region of Romania is the castle that once was the stronghold of Vlad Dracula. Indeed, Dracula did exist, but unlike the blood-sucking monster of popular myth, the real Dracula was a fifteenth-century prince who tortured and killed thousands--savagely impaling his victims on sharpened spikes. Christopher Lee (Horror of Dracula, Scars of Dracula, Taste the Blood of Dracula) traces the roots of the Dracula legend back to their horrifying historical origins. Based on the best-selling book by Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu, In Search of Dracula exposes the fictional monster and his real-life counterpart, "Vlad the Impaler," while also showing for the first time on film the infamous Borgo Pass, vampire bats feasting on blood and exorcism rites for the undead. Directed by Calvin Floyd (Terror of Frankenstein, The Sleep of Death).

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Lee Gambin and John Harrison
    -Optional English Subtitles
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Trailers
    The Invisible Man

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    The Invisible Man is a 2020 Australia / USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Leigh Whannell.
    Starring Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2020. The Irish cinema releases looks to be uncut but 16 rated. The uncut version was passed 18 by the BBFC for VoD.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th May 2020
    • 2020 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 26th May 2020
    • 2020 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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    What you can't see can hurt you. Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy scientist, Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding. But when her abusive ex suddenly dies, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia's sanity begins to unravel while she desperately tries to prove she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
    Maniac

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

    The Uncut Unrated Theatrical Version is preferred over the shortened Director's Cut. Once Banned by the BBFC, then cut. The film was also cut in the US for an R Rating.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Maniac

    US: The uncut Theatrical Version is MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Blue Underground R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th May 2020
    • 2020 Blue Underground Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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    The Notorious Horror Classic! Now on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray!

    Frank Zito (a career performance by writer/executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer ( Caroline Munro of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a MANIAC.

    Directed by William Lustig (MANIAC COP 2, VIGILANTE) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th), this relentlessly shocking and disturbing film was originally banned or censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Now Blue Underground's critically acclaimed restoration of MANIAC, scanned in 4K 16-bit from the original 16mm camera negative , is presented with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, overflowing with hours of Extras!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    * Ultra HD Blu-ray (2160p) Widescreen 1.85:1 Feature Presentation and Bonus Extras Blu-ray
    * Audio: English: Dolby Atmos; English: 5.1 DTS-HD; English: 2.0 DTS-HD; Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0; French: Dolby Digital 2.0; Italian: Dolby Digital 2.0; German: Dolby Digital 2.0
    * Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai
    * Audio Commentary #1 with Producer/Director William Lustig and Producer Andrew Garroni
    * Audio Commentary #2 with Producer/Director William Lustig , Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini , Editor Lorenzo Marinelli , and Joe Spinell's Assistant Luke Walter
    * MANIAC Outtakes
    * Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig
    * Anna and the Killer Interview with Star Caroline Munro
    * The Death Dealer Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini
    * Dark Notes Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway
    * Maniac Men Interview with Songwriters Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky
    * The Joe Spinell Story
    * Mr. Robbie: Maniac 2 Promo Reel
    * MANIAC Publicity
    * MANIAC Controversy
    * Theatrical Trailers
    * TV Spots
    * Radio Spots
    * BONUS! Embossed Slipcover (First Pressing Only)

    Zombie

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    Zombie (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters) is a Italy Sci-Fi horror by Lucio Fulci.
    Starring Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch and Richard Johnson. IMDb

    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC from 1992 to 1999. BBFC uncut since 2005. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Zombie Flesh Eaters

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Blue Underground R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th May 2020
    • 2020 Blue Underground Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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    The Dead Are Among Us on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray!

    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)

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Flavia the Heretic, See No Evil, I See You, Screamers


    Link Here 25th May 2020

    UK flagReleased on 25th May 2020

    I See You

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    I See You is a 2019 USA horror thriller by Adam Randall.
    Starring Helen Hunt, Jon Tenney and Judah Lewis. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, language:
    • 2020 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th May 2020

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    EVIL HIDES IN PLAIN SIGHT.

    Up-and-coming British director Adam Randall (iBoy) returns with his new twist-heavy thriller I See You, described by the Hollywood Reporter as a finely crafted exercise in slow-burn suspense .

    Behind the seemingly perfect Harper household, Greg (Jon Tenney, True Detective), the lead investigator of a child abduction case, is struggling to come to terms with the recent infidelity of his wife Jackie (Academy Award® winner Helen Hunt, As Good As It Gets). The already strained family harmony is further threatened when Connor (Judah Lewis, The Babysitter), their son, appears to be the victim of a mysterious malevolent presence in their house. As the secrets start to unravel, the plot threads prove to be more interlinked than it would appear at first glance.

    Packed with audacious plot twists, beautifully orchestrated narrative flips and an outstanding lead performance by Helen Hunt, I See You is an eerie gem, where nothing is as it seems and the terrible truth behind a family's dark secrets might just be hiding in plain sight.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new commentary by director Adam Randall and producer Matt Waldeck, recorded exclusively for this release
  • The Making of I See You , a featurette interviewing cast and crew
  • Additional on-set interviews with Adam Randall and Helen Hunt, and behind-the-scenes footage
  • Trailer
  • Image gallery
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anton Bitel
  • Blood Tide

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    Blood Tide is a 1982 UK / Greece horror adventure by Richard Jefferies (as Richard Jeffries).
    Starring James Earl Jones, José Ferrer and Lila Kedrova. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for bloody images, sexual images:
    • 2020 Arrow Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th May 2020

    There is also a US release.

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    Terror strikes in paradise as Academy Award-winning actors James Earl Jones, José Ferrer and Lila Kedrova star in this thrilling tale of sea monsters and sacrificial virgins, from the people that brought you the notoriously gruesome Island of Death!

    When treasure hunter Frye (James Earl Jones) accidentally awakens an ancient sea monster that has been lying dormant on a Greek island, the inhabitants are forced to resume the practice of sacrificing virgins in order to placate the demonic creature. Meanwhile a couple, Neil and Sherry, arrive on the island in search of Neil's missing sister, Madeline.

    Written and produced by Nico Mastorakis - the man behind such genre favourites as the aforementioned Island of Death, The Zero Boys, The Wind and many others - and directed by Richard Jefferies (Scarecrows, Tron: Legacy), Blood Tide is a suspense-filled creature feature surging with blood, nudity and beachside aerobics!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with director/co-writer Richard Jefferies
  • Newly-filmed interview with producer/co-writer Nico Mastorakis
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mike Gingold
  • White Fire

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    White Fire is a 1985 Turkey / France / UK action thriller by Jean-Marie Pallardy.
    Starring Robert Ginty, Fred Williamson and Belinda Mayne. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:
    • 2020 Arrow Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th May 2020

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    Robert Ginty (The Exterminator) and Belinda Mayne (Krull) play Bo and Inga, brother and sister jewel thieves who target the legendary White Fire diamond a priceless rock so hot it actually burns those who try to lay their hands on it!

    When tragedy strikes, Bo undertakes an outrageous plan involving plastic surgery and explosives to infiltrate the mine where the diamond awaits. Bo s plan hits an unexpected snag with the arrival of smooth-talking badass Noah Barclay, played by Fred Williamson (From Dusk Til Dawn). Noah s hunting for a missing prostitute and he thinks Bo and Inga hold the key to her disappearance!

    Erotic filmmaker Jean-Marie Pallardy (Erotic Diary of a Lumberjack) brings his kinky touch to high octane action in this infamous exploitation epic, complete with chainsaw mayhem, awkward brotherly love, and a very 80s theme song by the band Limelight!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original Mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Feature length audio commentary by critic Kat Ellinger
  • Surviving The Fire: a brand new interview with writer-director Jean-Marie Pallardy
  • Enter The Hammer: a brand new interview with actor Fred Williamson
  • Diamond Cutter: a brand new interview with editor Bruno Zincone
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing on the film by film historian and author Julian Grainger
  • The Woman + Offspring Limited Edition

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    he Woman is a 2011 USA crime horror thriller by Lucky McKee.
    Starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Brandon Gerald Fuller and Lauren Ashley Carter. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2020 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th May 2020

    There is also a US release.

    Reviews

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    Almost a decade after Lucky McKee burst upon the indie horror scene and became a Master of Horror in the making thanks to his directorial debut May, he teamed up with legendary cult author Jack Ketchum for his most shocking and brutal film to date: The Woman, an instant cause célèbre on its Sundance premiere.

    The Woman (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Walking Dead) is the last surviving member of a deadly clan of feral cannibals that has roamed the American wilderness for decades. When successful country lawyer Chris Cleek (Sean Bridgers, Room) stumbles upon her whilst hunting in the woods, he decides to capture and civilize her with the help of his seemingly perfect all-American family, including his wife Belle (Angela Bettis, May) and daughter Peggy (Lauren Ashley Carter, Darling). The Cleeks will soon learn, however, that hell hath no fury like The Woman scorned

    Experience McKee and Ketchum s uncompromisingly twisted vision of the dark side of the American family in a definitive new edition, including a 4K remaster, brand new bonus features, and a bonus disc featuring a brand new restoration of its gut-churning 2009 predecessor Offspring, also starring McIntosh.

    TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 4K restorations of The Woman and Offspring, supervised and approved by Lucky McKee and Andrew van den Houten
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork for both films by Vanessa McKee
  • Collectors booklet featuring new writing by Michael Blyth, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Kevin Kovelant
  • DISC ONE THE WOMAN
  • New 4K restoration supervised and approved by Lucky McKee
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New commentary with director Lucky McKee, editor Zach Passero, sound designer Andrew Smetek and composer Sean Spillane
  • New commentary by star Pollyanna McIntosh
  • New commentary by critic Scott Weinberg
  • Archive commentary with director Lucky McKee
  • Dad on the Wall, a brand new 75-minute fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes documentary filmed by the director's father Mike McKee
  • Being Peggy Cleek, a newly filmed interview with star Lauren Ashley Carter
  • Malam Domesticam, an archive making-of featurette
  • Meet The Makers, a short featurette on the making of the film
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Mi Burro, a short film by editor Zach Passero
  • Distracted music video by Sean Spillane
  • Frightfest Total Film Panel Discussion, a 2011 onstage chat
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Image galleries
  • DISC TWO OFFSPRING (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE)
  • New 4K restoration supervised and approved by Andrew van den Houten
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New commentary by director/producer Andrew van den Houten
  • Archive commentary with writer Jack Ketchum, director/producer Andrew van den Houten and producer/cinematographer William M. Miller
  • New interview with Pollyanna McIntosh and Andrew van den Houten
  • Fly on the Wall, a brand new fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes documentary
  • Extended interview with Jack Ketchum
  • Restoration comparison
  • Progeny: The Birth of Offspring, an archive behind-the-scenes featurette including interviews with cast and crew First Stolen s Bailout, an archive behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Webisodes, short featurettes used to promote the film online
  • Archive Easter Eggs
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • BD-ROM screenplay
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    Itsy Bitsy

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    Itsy Bitsy is a 2019 USA horror mystery fantasy by Micah Gallo.
    Starring Bruce Davison, Elizabeth Roberts and Denise Crosby. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2020 Screenbound Pictures Ltd RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th May 2020
    • 2020 Screenbound Pictures Ltd Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

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    From acclaimed filmmaker Micah Gallo (Wick - short) alongside special effects master Dan Rebert (True Blood), Itsy Bitsy weaves a character-driven story of responsibility, love and loss set against a terrifying backdrop of chilling scares and monstrous legends. When Kara (Elizabeth Ann Roberts, Old Fashioned, CSI), a single mother struggling to raise two children in New York City, receives a job offer to work as a private nurse in the mid-West, it s an opportunity she can t refuse. So she uproots her family, moving them to the remote farm owned by Walter (Golden Globe®-winner Bruce Davison, Longtime Companion, X-Men), a semi-retired antiquities appraiser who has multiple sclerosis. At first, things seem normal enough. But what Kara doesn t know is that doom preceded their arrival in the form of a mysterious ancient relic. And, if her family are to survive the horrific nightmare now lurking in the shadows, they will need to confront their deepest fears and personal demons.
    Bad Boys For Life

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    Bad Boys For Life is a 2020 USA action crime comedy by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.
    Starring Will Smith, Vanessa Hudgens and Alexander Ludwig. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, language, crude humour:
    • 2020 Sony Pictures R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th May 2020
    • 2020 Sony Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th May 2020

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    The original Bad Boys, Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence), are back. After a string of assassinations and an attempt on Mike's life, he convinces a hesitant Marcus to hold off retirement and partner one last time. Together, they team up with AMMO, the new hotshot division of the Miami PD, to take down the merciless head of the Aretas Cartel.
    Killer Tattooist

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    Killer Tattooist is a UK thriller by Terry Lee Coker.
    Starring Lewis Kirk, Noeleen Comiskey and Joel Rothwell. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong threat, gore:
    • 2020 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th May 2020

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    Eva is an undercover cop, with the reputation of going too far to solve a case. On the hunt for a serial killer, who tattoos and skins his victims. Little does she know that Nathan is the serial killer she is hunting and getting close to him could result in her losing her life in ways more terrifying than she could imagine. Killer Tattooist is an edge-of-the-seat thriller that will chill you to the bone.
    Screamers

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    Screamers is a 1995 Canada / USA / Japan action Sci-Fi horror by Christian Duguay.
    Starring Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis and Jennifer Rubin. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory images :

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    101 Films presents Screamers (1995), an action-packed sci-fi thriller starring Peter Weller ( Robocop ), based on Philip K. Dick s short story Second Variety , and title 013 on the 101 Films Black Label.

    The year is 2078. The man is rebel Alliance Commander Col. Joseph Hendricksson (Weller), assigned to protect the Sirius 6B outpost from ravage and plunder at the hands of the New Economic Bloc. His state-of-the-art weaponry are known as Screamers: manmade killing devices programmed to eliminate all enemy life forms. Screamers travel underground, their intent to kill announced by piercing shrieks. They dissect their victims with sushi precision, then eradicate all traces of the carnage. They are lethal. Effective. Tidy. And somehow, they are mutating self-replicating into human form and slaughtering every beating heart on the planet.

    Brand New Extras

    • Commentary with film critic Kevin Lyons
    • Limited edition booklet: Includes In Space, No One Cares if You Scream by Liam Hathaway and When the Machines Rock: Philip K. Dick and the Dystopian Dream by Scott Harrison

    Additional Extras

    • Northern Frights An interview with director Christian Duguay
    • Orchestrating the Future An interview with producer Tom Berry
    • More Screamer Than Human An interview with co-writer Miguel Tejada-Flores
    • From Runaway to Space An interview with actress Jennifer Rubin
    • Theatrical Trailer
    Rabid

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    Rabid is a 1977 Canada / USA Sci-Fi horror by David Cronenberg.
    Starring Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore and Joe Silver. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore:

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    101 Films presents Rabid (1977), an enduringly tense and gruesome horror that marked a landmark in David Cronenberg s early career. Title 009 on 101 Films Black Label, this double Blu-ray is stacked with extras, including Part 1 of a new feature length documentary on Canadian horror film.

    When Rose suffers terrible injuries in a motorcycle crash, she is taken to a nearby clinic run by Dr Keloid for experimental skin-graft surgery. At first, the revolutionary procedure proves successful, but it soon leaves Rose with a strange orifice protruding from her armpit and an insatiable thirst for human blood. Hell-bent on satisfying her bloodlust, Rose leaves a trail of insane and uncontrollably aggressive victims, as the unknown virus engulfs North America in an orgy of frenetic violence.

    Starring: Marilyn Chambers, Howard Ryshpan, Frank Moore and Patricia Gage (American Psycho). Rabid is written and directed by David Cronenberg (Videodrome) and produced by John Dunning, Ivan Reitman and Don Carmody.

    Brand New Extras

    • · The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film Part One: Gimme Shelter: Cinepix and the Birth of the Canadian Horror Film, a brand new feature-length documentary exploring the social contexts behind Canadian horror cinema from filmmaker and author Xavier Mendik
    • · Audio commentary with filmmakers Jen & Sylvia Soska

    Additional Extras

    • · Audio commentary with writer-director David Cronenberg
    • · Audio commentary with William Beard, author of The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg
    • · Audio interview with Jill C. Nelson, author of Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women Of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985 and Marilyn Chambers' Personal Appearances Manager Ken Leicht
    • · Young And Rabid An interview with actress Susan Roman
    • · Archive interview with David Cronenberg
    • · The Directors: David Cronenberg a 1999 documentary on the filmmaker
    • · Radio spots
    • · Trailer
    See No Evil

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    See No Evil is a 1971 UK mystery thriller by Richard Fleischer.
    Starring Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison and Robin Bailey. BBFC link IMDb

    The film exists as a UK/European Version, Blind Terror and a US Version titled See No Evil.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut:
    • 2020 Powerhouse Films Standard Edition [US Version + European Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th May 2020
    • 2020 Powerhouse Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

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    Recently blinded in a horse riding accident, young Sarah (Mia Farrow) returns to her uncle's English country home, unaware that a psychopathic killer is stalking the family. This wonderfully creepy suspense-thriller from director Richard Fleischer (10 Rillington Place), from a script by British writer Brian Clemens (The Avengers, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad), features a note-perfect performance by Mia Farrow, and sterling support from a cast of formidable British character actors. Released in America as See No Evil and in the UK and Europe as Blind Terror (with subtle differences between the cuts), Indicator is delighted to present both versions of the film for the first time ever.

    Extras INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    • • High Definition remaster
    • • Original mono audio
    • • Two presentations of the film: See No Evil, the US theatrical cut (89 mins); and Blind Terror, the alternative UK theatrical cut (88 mins)
    • • Norman Eshley on 'See No Evil' (2017, 11 mins): a new interview with the British actor
    • • The Two Versions: a detailed comparison of the differences between the US and UK cuts
    • • Alternative Italian title sequence
    • • Original theatrical trailer
    • • Image galleries: extensive on-set and promotional photography
    • • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Original release 1971
    • Colour/ B&W Colour
    Flavia the Heretic

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    Flavia the Heretic is a 1974 Italy/France horror drama by Gianfranco Mingozzi.
    With Florinda Bolkan, María Casares and Claudio Cassinelli. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for cinema release and VHS. Uncut on DVD in UK and US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Flavia the Heretic

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, sexual violence and torture for:

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    Witness the most notoriously graphic and nasty descent into the nunsploitation genre with Gianfranco Mingozzi s unforgettable masterpiece of shock cinema that is Flavia The Heretic.

    Set during 15th Century Italy when brutality was wielded mercilessly in the name of God, young Flavia ( Florinda Bolkan ) is imprisoned in a monastery by her tyrannical father. Rather than the years of quiet contemplation she might expect, the sexually frustrated Flavia instead gets a crash course in hell on earth as rape, torture, castration, bondage and worse becomes her world but that is nothing compared to what will become of her!

    Beautifully filmed by Alfio Contini (The Night Porter) and boasting a score by Oscar-winning composer Nicola Piovani this disturbingly cruel exploration of religiously condoned sexual violence is as well made as it is sadistic on the senses.

    Extras:

    • New unique interview with the iconic Florinda Bolkan the legend of arthouse and grindhouse Italian cinema (imdb)
    • Audio commentary by genre-specialist Kat Ellinger, Editor Diabolque Magazine
    Pink Films Vol 3 & 4 - Abnormal Family / Blue Film Woman

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    Pink Films Vol 3 & 4 - Abnormal Family / Blue Film Woman is a double bill by Masayuki Suo and Kan Mukai.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2020 Third Window Films (RB) Blu-ray/R2 Combo at UK Amazon released on 25th May 2020

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    ABNORMAL FAMILY - Directed by Masayuki Suo (1984, 63 minutes)

    The debut film of the director of the international hit comedy SHALL WE DANCE (1996) follows the Mamiya family after the latest arrival of the voluptuous new bride of over-sexed eldest son Kôichi. Kazuo sees his new sister-in-law as a source of release from study stress, while his sister Akiko, after donning her Office Lady uniform heads straight to a workplace that offers much more in the way of financial incentive. Suo s only ever pink film is a bawdy pastiche of the works of Ozu Yasujirô, presenting this far-from-typical family through idiosyncratic editing and compositional.

    BLUE FILM WOMAN - directed by Kan Mukai (1969, 78 minutes)

    Blue Film Woman is a feverish mishmash of horror, blackmail sexploitation and trippy nightclub sequences revolving around the daughter of a stockbroker who is brought to his knees by an unexpected financial crash. In order to stave off bankruptcy, he offers up his wife to his sleazy, reptilian creditor Uchiyama who, after prodding and pawing over her, locks her up in the shed at the bottom of the garden where his mentally challenged son Hiroshi lurks in the attic.

    DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD CONTENTS

  • Newly remastered versions of both films
  • Pink Thrills: Jasper Sharp on Pink Eiga. A 35 minute video essay on pink cinema.
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    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Lonely are the Brave, Danger: Diabolik, The Evil of Frankenstein, The Blues Brothers


    Link Here 19th May 2020

    US flagReleased on 19th May 2020

    The Evil of Frankenstein

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    The Evil of Frankenstein is a 1964 UK horror by Freddie Francis.
    Starring Peter Cushing, Peter Woodthorpe and Duncan Lamont. IMDb

    The BBFC cut the X rated 1964 cinema release but waived the cuts for 12 rated 2007 DVD. There also exists a cut US TV version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Evil of Frankenstein

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th May 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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    Frozen in ice, can the creature be brought back to live again? Horror great Peter Cushing stars in this fantastic tale as the monster's creator, Baron von Frankenstein, determined to bring the creature back to life. Long thought destroyed, Dr. Frankenstein's creation is discovered frozen alive and resurrected back in his laboratory. Unfortunately, the creature's mind is dormant and, much to the Baron's horror, he finds that only a hypnotist can order the creature to do his unfathomable bidding now.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM from an interpositive
    • NEW Audio Commentary with filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
    • NEW The Men Who Made Hammer: Freddie Francis
    • NEW an interview with assistant director William P. Cartlidge
    • NEW an interview with actress Katy Wild
    • TV version of THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN (from the best available 16mm print)
    • The Making of THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN -- Narrated by Edward de Souza and featuring interviews with Wayne Kinsey, Caron Gardner, Hugh Harlow, Pauline Harlow, Peter Cushing and Don Mingay
    • A moment with actress Caron Gardner
    • TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN TV Pilot
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Still Gallery
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
    Danger: Diabolik

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    Danger: Diabolik is a 1968 Italy / France action crime comedy by Mario Bava.
    Starring John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell and Michel Piccoli. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1968. Later uncut and 12 rated on DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th May 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    "A delightfully outlandish comic strip directed by the master of the Italian B movie." -- Tom Milne, Time Out The suave, psychedelic-era thief called Diabolik (John Phillip Law) can't get enough of life's good -- or glittery -- things. Not when there are currency shipments to steal from under the noses of snooty government officials and priceless jewels to lift from the boudoirs of the super-rich. The elusive scoundrel finds plenty of ways to live up to his name in this tongue-in-cheek, live-action caper inspired by Europe's popular Diabolik comics. He clambers up walls, zaps a press conference with Exhilaration Gas, smacks a confession out of a crime lord while freefalling with him from an airplane, and pulls off the heist of a twenty-ton gold ingot. Impossible? No, diabolical -- Danger: Diabolik, to be exact!

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • NEW Audio Commentary with critics Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
    • Audio Commentary With Actor John Phillip Law And Tim Lucas, Biographer Of Director Mario Bava
    • Danger: Diabolik -- From Fumetti To Film
    • The Beastie Boys Music Video Body Movin' With Optional Commentary By Adam Yauch
    • Teaser Trailer
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
    Mandy

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    Mandy is a 2018 USA action horror thriller by Panos Cosmatos.
    Starring Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roache. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Summary Notes

    Taking place in 1983, Red is a lumberjack who lives in a secluded cabin in the woods. His artist girlfriend Mandy spends her days reading fantasy paperbacks. Then one day, she catches the eye of a crazed cult leader, who conjures a group of motorcycle-riding demons to kidnap her. Red, armed with a chainsaw and other weapons, stops at nothing to get her back, leaving a bloody, brutal pile of bodies in his wake.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Image Entertainment Steelbook RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 19th May 2020
    • 2020 Image Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon
    The Blues Brothers

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    The Blues Brothers is a 1980 US musical comedy by John Landis.
    With John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Cab Calloway. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    There exists a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Universal [Theatrical + Extended Version] RA 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th May 2020
    • 2020 Universal Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Comedy icons John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star in the outrageously funny musical comedy The Blues Brothers. After the release of Jake Blues (Belushi) from prison, he and brother Elwood (Aykroyd) take their blues band back on the road in an attempt to raise money for the orphanage where they were raised. Havoc ensues as the brothers seek redemption on their "mission from God." Directed by John Landis (National Lampoon's Animal House), the soul-stirring comedy classic features musical performances by blues legends Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Cab Calloway.
    Lonely are the Brave

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    Lonely Are the Brave is a 1962 USA western drama by David Miller.
    Starring Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands and Walter Matthau. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1962. Uncut and PG rated for home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th May 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    From David Miller, the outstanding director of Flying Tigers, Sudden Fear, Midnight Lace, Captain Newman, M.D. and Executive Action, comes this contemporary western based on a novel by Edward Abbey (Fire on the Mountain) and adapted for the screen by the great Dalton Trumbo (Papillon). Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas (The Vikings) ignites the screen in his personal favorite role as a cowboy on a collision course with the modern world in Lonely Are the Brave. After landing himself in jail trying to break out his friend, Jack Burns (Douglas) finds himself alone and on the run from the law. Leading the manhunt is Sheriff Morey Johnson (Walter Matthau, Charley Varrick), who must bring Burns to justice despite his own sympathy for the fugitive. Co-starring Gena Rowlands (Gloria), George Kennedy (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot) and Carroll O'Connor (Point Blank) and featuring top-notch cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop (Experiment in Terror) with a rousing score by Jerry Goldsmith (100 Rifles), Lonely Are the Brave is an unforgettable portrait of a lawless man defying life in an orderly world.

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell
    -A Tribute: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rawlands, Steven Spielberg and Michael Douglas Discuss the Film's Legacy
    -The Music of LONELY ARE THE BRAVE: A Look Back at the Film's Memorable Score by Jerry Goldsmith
    -Optional English Subtitles
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Theatrical Trailer
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Specialists, Mystery Men, The Shining, Macabre


    Link Here 18th May 2020

    UK flagReleased on 18th May 2020

    The Devil's Honey

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    The Devil's Honey is a 1986 Spain / Italy thriller by Lucio Fulci.
    Starring Brett Halsey, Corinne Cléry and Blanca Marsillach. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Summary Notes

    Dr. Wendell Simpson is troubled surgeon with a nagging wife, named Carol, and stressful hospital job, who botches a surgery on an injured young man, named Johnny, who then dies under his care. The man's dangerously disturbed girlfriend, Jessica, abducts the doctor and holds him captive at her apartment and subjects him to mind games and sexual torture because she holds the doctor responsible for the death of her boyfriend which triggers hidden repressed memories about Jessica and Johnny's times together, while Dr. Simpson finds himself pervasively drawn to this strange young woman holding him captive.

    UK:  Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity:
    • 2020 88 Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    When Horror maestro Lucio Fulci (Zombie Flesh Eaters, Aengima) turned his hand to an erotic thriller, the results were always going to be outrageous: a tale of revenge and S & M, The Devil's Honey makes Fifty Shades of Grey look positively vanilla.

    Bret Halsey (A Cat in the Brain, Four Times That Night) plays a brilliant surgeon who, when distracted by personal problems, accidentally causes a patient to die in surgery. Determined to avenge this, the man's grief-crazed former lover kidnaps the doc and undertakes a very kinky type of vengeance --there's no safe word here...

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • 2K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
    • Wild Flower: An Interview With Actress Corinne Clery
    • Producing Honey: An Interview With Producer Vincenzo Salviani
    • The Devil's Sax: An Interview With Composer Claudio Natili
    • Stephen Thrower on The Devil's Honey
    • Fulci's Honey: An Audio Essay by Troy Howarth (Author of Splintered Visions --Lucio Fulci And His Films)
    • Alternate Opening
    • Trailer
    • Reversible Cover Art
    Macabre

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    Macabre is a 1980 Italy horror thriller by Lamberto Bava.
    Starring Bernice Stegers, Stanko Molnar and Veronica Zinny. BBFC link  IMDb

    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:
    • 2020 88 Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    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
    • Original Trailer
    • Reversible Sleeve featuring Original Poster and VHS artwork
    • Limited Edition "Soft Touch" Slipcase
    • Limited Edition Booklet Essay by Rachael Nisbet
    • Audio:
      • DTS-HD MA Dual Mono English Audio
      • DTS-HD MA Dual-Mono Italian Audio with newly translated English Subtitles
    • REGION-FREE
    Mystery Men

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    Mystery Men is a 1999 USA action comedy fantasy by Kinka Usher.
    Starring Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo and William H Macy. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut and PG rated for 1999 cinema release but cut and PG rated for all UK home video releases until a 12 rated uncut Blu-ray in 2020. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, brief gore, sex references, implied strong language

    Cutting Edge Quick Trims

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    Promotional Material

    The strongest comedic cast in history has united to become the strangest superhero team ever in Mystery Men. They're a ragtag team of superhero wannabes that includes Mr. Furious (Ben Stiller), The Shoveler (William H. Macy), The Blue Raja (Hank Azaria), The Bowler (Janeane Garofalo), The Spleen (Paul Reubens), Invisible Boy (Kel Mitchell) and The Sphinx (Wes Studi). When Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear) falls into the hands of evil madman Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush) and his disco-dancing henchmen, there's suddenly a chance for the aspiring superheroes to show what they can do in this hilariously funny and thoroughly original misadventure.

    The Woman + Offspring

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    The Woman is a 2011 USA crime horror thriller by Lucky McKee.
    Starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Brandon Gerald Fuller and Lauren Ashley Carter. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    Offspring is a 2009 USA horror by Andrew van den Houten.
    Starring Jessica Butler, Kelly Carey and Holter Graham. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    UK: The Woman was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore and sexual violence:
    UK:
    Offspring was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and gore:
    • 2020 Arrow Limited Edition [The Woman + Offspring] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    Almost a decade after Lucky McKee burst upon the indie horror scene and became a Master of Horror in the making thanks to his directorial debut May, he teamed up with legendary cult author Jack Ketchum for his most shocking and brutal film to date: The Woman, an instant cause célèbre on its Sundance premiere.

    The Woman (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Walking Dead) is the last surviving member of a deadly clan of feral cannibals that has roamed the American wilderness for decades. When successful country lawyer Chris Cleek (Sean Bridgers, Room) stumbles upon her whilst hunting in the woods, he decides to capture and civilize her with the help of his seemingly perfect all-American family, including his wife Belle (Angela Bettis, May) and daughter Peggy (Lauren Ashley Carter, Darling). The Cleeks will soon learn, however, that hell hath no fury like The Woman scorned

    Experience McKee and Ketchum s uncompromisingly twisted vision of the dark side of the American family in a definitive new edition, including a 4K remaster, brand new bonus features, and a bonus disc featuring a brand new restoration of its gut-churning 2009 predecessor Offspring, also starring McIntosh.

    TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 4K restorations of The Woman and Offspring, supervised and approved by Lucky McKee and Andrew van den Houten
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork for both films by Vanessa McKee
  • Collectors booklet featuring new writing by Michael Blyth, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Kevin Kovelant
  • DISC ONE THE WOMAN
  • New 4K restoration supervised and approved by Lucky McKee
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New commentary with director Lucky McKee, editor Zach Passero, sound designer Andrew Smetek and composer Sean Spillane
  • New commentary by star Pollyanna McIntosh
  • New commentary by critic Scott Weinberg
  • Archive commentary with director Lucky McKee
  • Dad on the Wall, a brand new 75-minute fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes documentary filmed by the director's father Mike McKee
  • Being Peggy Cleek, a newly filmed interview with star Lauren Ashley Carter
  • Malam Domesticam, an archive making-of featurette
  • Meet The Makers, a short featurette on the making of the film
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Mi Burro, a short film by editor Zach Passero
  • Distracted music video by Sean Spillane
  • Frightfest Total Film Panel Discussion, a 2011 onstage chat
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Image galleries

    DISC TWO OFFSPRING (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE)

  • New 4K restoration supervised and approved by Andrew van den Houten
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New commentary by director/producer Andrew van den Houten
  • Archive commentary with writer Jack Ketchum, director/producer Andrew van den Houten and producer/cinematographer William M. Miller
  • New interview with Pollyanna McIntosh and Andrew van den Houten
  • Fly on the Wall, a brand new fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes documentary
  • Extended interview with Jack Ketchum
  • Restoration comparison
  • Progeny: The Birth of Offspring, an archive behind-the-scenes featurette including interviews with cast and crew First Stolen s Bailout, an archive behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Webisodes, short featurettes used to promote the film online
  • Archive Easter Eggs
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • BD-ROM screenplay
  • The Dawn

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    The Dawn is a 2019 USA horror thriller by Brandon Slagle.
    Starring Devanny Pinn, Stacey Dash and Ryan Kiser. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence:
    • 2020 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    The sole survivor of a murderous rampage by her war veteran father, Rose (Devanny Pinn -- Crossbreed), is sent to live in a secluded covenant in the North Eastern United States.
    The Specialists

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    The Specialists is a 1969 Italy / France / West Germany western by Sergio Corbucci.
    Starring Johnny Hallyday, Gastone Moschin and Françoise Fabian. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1973. Passed 15 uncut for 2020 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for sexual violence, strong violence, nudity, threat, very strong language:
    • 2020 Eureka Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th May 2020

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    From Sergio Corbucci , the legendary director of Django, Navajo Joe, The Great Silence, Companeros and The Mercenary comes The Specialists (Gli Specialisti, aka Drop Them or I ll Shoot) , a thrilling spaghetti western starring French music and film great Johnny Hallyday ( The Man on the Train, Détective, Vengeance ).

    Notorious gunfighter Hud Dixon (Hallyday) arrives in Blackstone, a town where his brother was wrongfully accused of robbing a bank and lynched for it. As Hud seeks revenge, he starts to discover the truth behind the stolen loot, and has to contend with an idealistic sheriff, a beautiful and seductive female banker, a corrupt businessman and a one-armed Mexican bandit, who was once his friend.

    Also starring Gastone Moschin ( The Conformist, Caliber 9 ), Françoise Fabian ( Belle de Jour, My Night at Maud s ), and gorgeously filmed by Dario Di Palma ( The Seduction of Mimi, The Oldest Profession ), Eureka Classics is proud to present Gli Specialisti on Blu-ray from a new 4K restoration.

    BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
    • LIMITED EDITION O-CARD SLIPCASE [First Print Run of 2000 units]
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from an incredible 4K restoration
    • Restored Italian and French audio options
    • Rarely heard English dub track
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Feature-length audio commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox
    • A brand new and exclusive interview with Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: A LIMITED EDITION collector s booklet [First Print Run of 2000 units] featuring new writing by western authority Howard Hughes on both the film, and the "French-western" sub-genre
    The Shining Special Edition

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    The Shining is a 1980 UK/US horror film by Stanley Kubrick.
    With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Exists in a longer US version and a tighter International Version. The film and follow up VHS were 18 rated but the rating ws reduced to 15 for DVD,
    UK: The longer US Version/Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, strong language:
    UK: The shorter International Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language:
    • 2020 Warner Bros 40th Anniversary Limited Edition [Extended US + International Versions] R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon released on 18th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Kubrick Classic, this limited edition set includes: 4K UHD Extended Cut, Blu-ray Extended and Theatrical Cuts, Exclusive Booklet, Letter from Stanley Kubrick to Saul Bass, Saul Bass Early Design Illustrations, Behind-the-Scenes Imagery, and a Replica Theatrical Poster. 'Academy Award winner* Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall star in director Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's disturbing blockbuster horror novel. Writer Jack Torrance (Nicholson), a former alcoholic, accepts a job as the writer caretaker for a hotel high in the Rocky Mountains, isolating him, his wife (Duvall) and their psychic young son until spring. But when the first blizzard blocks the only road out, the hotel's store energy from evil past deeds begins to drive Jack insane...and there may be no escape for his family in this haunting story of madness, memory and violence.
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Idle Hands, Vivarium. Dropa


    Link Here 12th May 2020

    US flagReleased on 12th May 2020

    Enemy Gold

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    Enemy Gold is a 1993 USA / Germany / Japan action crime film by Christian Drew Sidaris (as Drew Sidaris).
    Starring Bruce Penhall, Mark Barriere and Suzi Simpson. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Mill Creek Entertainment (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020
    • 2020 Mill Creek Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    While on a mission to stop a drug operation, three Federal agents accidentally discover gold from the Civil War. With the aid of a corrupt agent, a ruthless criminal kingpin will hunt them down, one by one.

    • The 9th film from the Bullets, Bombs and Babes movie franchise!
    • Stars Julie Strain, Suzi Simpson, and Bruce Penhall
    • All new 4K transfer by the American Genre Film Archive
    • First time ever available in widescreen, High Definition
    • Bonus features include Introduction with Andy Sidaris and Julie Strain, Behind-the-Scenes featurettes, Trailers and Director Commentary!
    The Dallas Connection

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    The Dallas Connection is a 1994 USA action film by Christian Drew Sidaris (as Drew Sidaris).
    Starring Bruce Penhall, Mark Barriere and Julie Strain. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Mill Creek Entertainment (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020
    • 2020 Mill Creek Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    An Andy Sidaris Produced Film

    Esteemed scientists in charge of a sophisticated, state-of-the-art, satellite weapon-tracking system are being assassinated before a major scientific convention in Dallas.

    • The 10th film from the Bullets, Bombs and Babes movie franchise!
    • Stars Julie Strain, Samantha Phillips, and Bruce Penhall
    • All new 4K transfer by the American Genre Film Archive
    • First time ever available in widescreen, High Definition
    • Bonus features include Introduction with Andy Sidaris and Julie Strain, Behind-the-Scenes featurettes, Trailers and Director Commentary!
    Idle Hands

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    Idle Hands is a 1999 USA comedy horror fantasy by Rodman Flender.
    Starring Devon Sawa, Seth Green and Elden Henson. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    "Hilarious. It's even funnier than it is scary!" -- Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Prewiew The Devil will find work for idle hands to do ... so what happens when he chooses the laziest teen slacker in the world to do his dirty work? Anton Tobias (Devon Sawa, Final Destination) is a channel-surfing, junk-food-munching, couch-potato burn-out who can't control the murderous impulses of his recently possessed hand. With the help of his zombiefied buddies, Mick (Seth Green, Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery) and Pnub (Elden Henson, Daredevil), Anton's got to stop the rampaging devil appendage before it takes total control of his life and ruins any chance he has with class hottie Molly (Jessica Alba, Dark Angel). Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill) and Jack Noseworthy (Event Horizon) co-star in this wickedly funny horror comedy.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • NEW audio commentary with actors Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, and Vivica A. Fox
    • NEW Bloody Punk Fun -- an interview with director Rodman Flender
    • NEW Stoner Headspace -- an interview with actor Elden Henson
    • NEW This Face, These Hands -- an interview with actor Sean Whalen
    • NEW Sleight of Hand -- an interview with actor Christopher Hart
    • NEW Written in Blood - an interview with writer Terri Hughes Burton
    • Audio Commentary by director Rodman Flender and actors Seth Green and Elden Henson
    • Deleted Scenes with optional audio commentary by director Rodman Flender
    • Vintage Making-of featurette
    • Storyboard Comparisons
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
    Dropa

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    Dropa is a 2019 USA Sci-Fi thriller by Wayne Slaten.
    Starring Jason Douglas, David Matranga and James Hong. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Bayview Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    In a dystopian future, a retired government soldier is forced back into action when he learns that his former team members are being hunted down and killed by an assassin from another planet. But as he closes in on his alien target, he uncovers a dark government secret that causes him to question if he's fighting for the right side. Starring Jason Douglas (The Walking Dead, Preacher), David Matranga (Starship Troopers: Invasion), and James Hong (Blade Runner, Big Trouble in Little China).
    Dynamo:

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    SYnamo (Bu ze shou duan) is a 1978 Hong Kong action drama by Shan Hua (as Haw I Hung).
    Starring Bruce Li, Feng Ku and Mary Hon. IMDb

    The English language version is uncut but the German release was shortened
    US: English Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 VCI Special Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    When a cab driver is discovered by corrupt producers as a successor to super star Bruce Lee, they find his rebellious and individual nature may be too much for even their massive enterprise to contain. This fan favorite in the sub-genre of Bruceploitation stars Ho Tsung-Tao (Bruce Li), Ku Feng and Chiang Tao. Directed by The Super Inframan helmer, Hua Shan.

    Bonus features include: Theatrical Trailer to Dynamo, Kung Fu Reborn: Featurette on restoration and preservation of Kung Fu film elements, Drawing Dynamo: featurette on cover artist Ian McEwan , The Taiwan Connection - Michael Worths Journey to Meet a childhood idol: Bruce Li (15-minute original documentary), Audio commentary by filmmaker and Kung Fu Film fan Michael Worth (author of the Bruceploitation Bible) and UK radio sensation Iain Lee, Bonus 2K scan from a 16mm alternate cut , NEW 2K RESTORATION OF ORIGINAL UNCUT 35MM ENGLISH PRINT, Film essays by Michael Worth and bulletproof Cinema, Bonus Language Tracks: Spanish, French and German

    The Great Escape

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    The Great Escape is a 1963 USA war historical adventure by John Sturges.
    Starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut for a 'U' rated 1963 cinema release. Uncut an PG rated thereafter. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 The Criterion Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020
    • 2020 The Criterion Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    One of the most exciting adventure tales ever told, this action epic recounts the planning, execution, and aftermath of a daring true-life escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, in which 250 men attempted to tunnel their way to freedom. In the role that cemented his superstar status, Steve McQueen plays the motorcycle-racing daredevil who sets out to foil the Nazis, alongside an all-star cast that also includes Charles Bronson, James Coburn, James Garner, and Donald Pleasence. The expert direction of John Sturges, eminently hummable Elmer Bernstein score, and rip-roaring stunts come together in what may just be the most spectacularly entertaining prison-break movie of all time, a rousing ode to the determination, camaraderie, and courage of everyday heroes.

    TWO-DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    - New, restored 4K digital transfer - Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack - Two audio commentaries, one from 1991, featuring director John Sturges and composer Elmer Bernstein; the other, from 2004, featuring actors James Coburn, James Garner, and Donald Pleasence - New interview with critic Michael Sragow - "The Great Escape": Heroes Underground, a four-part 2001 documentary about the real-life escape from the Stalag Luft III prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, including interviews with POWs held there - The Real Virgil Hilts: A Man Called Jones, a 2001 program on the United States Army Air Forces pilot David Jones, the inspiration for Steve McQueen's character in the film - Return to "The Great Escape," a 1993 program featuring interviews with Coburn, Garner, actors David McCallum and Jud Taylor, stuntman Bud Ekins, and McQueen's son, Chad McQueen - Trailer - PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O'Malley

    Teenage Hitchhikers

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    Teenage Hitchhikers is a 1974 USA crime comedy by Claude Goddard (as Gerri Sedley).
    Starring Chris Jordan, Sandra Peabody and Claire Wilbur. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Dark Force Ent (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    Mouse (Kathie Christopher) and Bird (Sandra Peabody) are a couple of sassy and sexy young hitchhikers who embark on a cross country trip in search of freedom, excitement, and independence. The lovely ladies use their bodies as currency and encounter a diverse array of libidinous folks on their journey in this sexy and thrilling cult classic exploitation film from the 1970's.

    Bonus features include: Audio commentary with Director of Photography Bill Lamond., Brand new 2019 On-Camera interview with writer/director Gerri Sedley, Brand new HD master from the original uncut 35mm camera negative with extensive scene by scene color correction.

    Vivarium

    Vivarium is a 2019 USA / Belgium / Ireland / Denmark Sci-Fi mystery by Lorcan Finnegan.
    Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots and Jonathan Aris. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Summary Notes

    A young couple is thinking about buying their starter home. And to this end, they visit a real estate agency where they are received by a strange sales agent, who accompanies them to a new, mysterious, peculiar housing development to show them a single-family home. There they get trapped in a surreal, maze-like nightmare.

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    A Fistful of Dynamite, Hagazussa, We Summon the Darkness


    Link Here 11th May 2020

    UK flagReleased on 11th May 2020

    Revenge

    Link Here

    Revenge is a 2017 France action thriller by Coralie Fargeat.
    Starring Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens and Vincent Colombe. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for trong bloody violence, gory images, sexual violence:
    • 2020 Second Sight Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020
    • 2020 Second Sight Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Rich, arrogant and married, Richard has invited his lover Jen to his luxury retreat for a romantic getaway. Their plans are interrupted, however, by the sudden early arrival of his two sleazy associates for their hunting trip. Their initial leering advances turn much uglier, culminating in a brutal assault and Jen left for dead in the desert.

    Coralie Fargeat's explosive, stunning debut subverts a well-trodden genre, winning widespread critical acclaim and instant cult status.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Out for Blood: a new interview with Director Coralie Fargeat and Actor Matilda Lutz
    • The Coward: a new interview with Actor Guillaume Bouchede
    • Fairy Tale Violence: a new interview with Cinematographer Robrecht Heyvaert
    • Death Notes: a new interview with composer Robin Court (Rob)
    • New audio commentary by Kat Ellinger, Author and Editor of Diabolique

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    • Rigid slipcase featuring new artwork by Adam Stothard
    • Poster with new artwork
    • Soft cover book with new writing by Mary Beth McAndrews and Elena Lazic
    Reborn

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    Reborn is a 2018 USA horror by Julian Richards.
    Starring Michael Paré, Barbara Crampton and Chaz Bono. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for disturbing images, strong gore, sexual threat, nudity, violence:
    • 2020 Lightbulb Film Distribution R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    In a seedy Los Angeles hospital a stillborn girl is brought back to life by an electrical storm and abducted by a deranged morgue attendant. On her sixteenth birthday, empowered with the gift to manipulate electricity with her mind, she escapes her captor and sets out to find her birth mother, leaving a bloody trail of destruction behind her.

    A nostalgic celebration of paranormal horror films from the 70's and 80's, award winning director Julian Richards (The Last Horror Movie) has assembled a stalwart cast of genre stars including Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Michael Pare (The Philadelphia Experiment), Chaz Bono (American Horror Story), Rae Dawn Chong (Commando) and Monte Markham (The Six Million Dollar Man). Newcomer Kayleigh Gilbert (Break Night) delivers a stunning performance and look out for a surprising cameo by oscar nominated director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last American Picture Show).

    Dragon Soldiers

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    Dragon Soldiers is a 2020 USA action film by Hank Braxtan.
    Starring Tarkan Dospil, Ruben Pla and Antuone Torbert. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gore, language, sex references:
    • 2020 Dazzler Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    Desperate to stop a series of vicious and barbaric attacks by a fire-breathing dragon, a suburban town calls in a group of elite soldiers to take down and kill the terrifying beast. But will they succeed?
    Susan Hill's A Ghost Story: The Small Hand

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    The Small Hand is a 2019 UK horror TV movie by Justin Molotnikov.
    Starring Douglas Henshall, Louise Lombard and Adrian Rawlins. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    Promotional Material

    Returning to Scotland for the first time in years stirs up uneasy memories for Adam Snow (Douglas Henshall, Shetland, Outlander). He longs for the beautiful Alice (Louise Lombard, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), wife of his client, and faces the realisation that he has barelybeen present for his fragile brother Hugo (Cal MacAnich, The Victim), who is suffering a mental breakdown. While visiting Alice, Adam develops a fascination for a formerly majestic mansion nearby, Raven's End. Seeing this as a chance to be closer to Alice, as well as to his brother, he decides to buy Raven's End and to finally put down roots.While working on the renovation and secretly planning a new life with Alice, Adam is plagued by haunting dreams, visions and visits from a ghostly child. Fearing he may be suffering from the same fate as his brother, Adam is determined to untangle the truth and excise the spirit from his life. But his coming to Raven's End has set in motion a chain of sinister events linked to his past and a painful secret to which Adam's family holds the key.
    Hagazussa

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    Hagazussa is a 2017 Austria / Germany horror drama by Lukas Feigelfeld.
    Starring Aleksandra Cwen, Celina Peter and Claudia Martini. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong sex :
    • 2020 Arrow Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020

    Reviews

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    Debut filmmaker Lukas Feigelfeld has crafted one of the most celebrated horror debuts in recent years, playing prestigious festivals worldwide it is one of the most original takes on the subject of witchcraft which echoes Robert Eggers The Witch but draws on broader influences including the creeping dread and hallucinogenic imagery of David Lynch and Panos Cosmatos.

    In an isolated Alpine hut at the turn of the 15th Century, Albrun is a young girl growing up alone. As an adult, she is a single mother and a marked woman, outcast by a society twisted in deep-rooted superstitions and misogyny. Still haunted by the death of her own mother and increasingly abused by the community around her, Albrun starts to defy the role she has been dealt in life and embarks on a path of self-empowerment the price of which may be an even greater darkness than she has ever known before.

    Described as a spellbinding audiovisual symphony (The Hollywood Reporter) and ranked 3rd in Rotten Tomatoes ""Best Horror Movies of 2019"", Hagazussa: A Heathen s Curse is a journey into the madness prevalent both in our minds and in the world around us, and whether the difference between the two is always as clear as we hope for it to be.

    2-DISC DIRECTOR APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Limited Edition Blu-ray and Soundtrack CD collection (2000 copies)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Reversible sleeve featuring artwork by Adrian Baxter
  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kier-La Janisse and press book extracts, illustrated with original stills
  • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring two artworks
  • Slipcover featuring original artwork by Adrian Baxter
  • DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] - HAGAZUSSA
  • Audio commentary by critic and author Kat Ellinger
  • Select scene audio commentary by writer-director Lukas Feigelfeld
  • Beton [Concrete] (2013, 55 mins) and Interferenz (2013, 48 mins), two short films by Lukas Feigelfeld
  • Deleted scene with optional commentary by Feigelfeld
  • MMMD Music Video
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Teaser
  • DISC 2 [CD] - HAGAZUSSA SOUNDTRACK [Limited Edition Exclusive]
  • CD containing the complete Hagazussa Soundtrack by MMMD
  • Empathy Inc

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    Empathy Inc is a 2018 USA Sci-Fi thriller by Yedidya Gorsetman.
    Starring Zack Robidas, Kathy Searle and Jay Klaitz. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language:
    • 2020 Arrow Video Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020
    • 2020 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Walk a mile in someone else.

    After a multimillion-dollar deal goes bust, disgraced venture capitalist Joel (Zack Robdis, Succession) and his actress wife Jessica (Kathy Searle, The Good Guy) are forced to move in with her overbearing parents and try and start their lives again.

    Desperate to get back on top, Joel runs into old friend Nicolaus (Eric Berryman, Marriage Story) and his business partner Lester (Jay Klaitz, Jessica Jones) tech entrepreneurs seeking new investors for their company Empathy, Inc. Offering users the chance to experience X-VR Xtreme Virtual Reality, they place them in the shoes of the much less fortunate to make them appreciate just how good they have it. As the investments start to roll in, Joel soon discovers that this start-up may have far more sinister plans for their ground-breaking tech which comes with a terrible cost...

    With shades of Pi, The Twilight Zone and Primer and exploring themes of identity crisis, poverty tourism and the greed of humanity, Empathy, Inc. is a twisted virtual reality chiller for the modern tech age that will really get under your skin

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New audio commentary with director Yedidya Gorsetman and writer Mark Leidner
  • Behind the scenes 360 (degrees)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • International Trailer
  • UK Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Barnes Brutal Posters
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collectors' booklet featuring new writing on the film by Brian Tallerico
  • The Boys

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    The Boys is a USA Amazon Prime action TV series
    Starring Karl Urban, Jennifer Esposito and Jack Quaid. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, gore, sex:
    • 2020 Sony Pictures R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020
    • 2020 Sony Pictures R0 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes - as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods - abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It's the powerless against the superpowerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about "The Seven" and their formidable Vought backing.
    A Fistful Of Dynamite

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    Duck You Sucker is a 1971 Italian action film by Sergio Leone.
    With Rod Steiger, James Coburn and Romolo Valli. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb  

    Exists as a shortened US Version, a Standard Version and shorter and longer variants of the Restored Version. The BBFC cut the 2005 release for horse falls. The full length restored version was released on US Blu-ray with strong language cuts. Whilst in the UK the release featured a better quality uncut sound track, but 2 horse falls were cut.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Duck You Sucker

    UK: The Longer Restored Version was passed 15 after 6s of BBFC cuts for horse falls:
    • 2020 Eureka Entertainment Standard Edition [2 Restorations of the 157m version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    From Sergio Leone , the acclaimed director of A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West comes his final Western, A Fistful of Dynamite (aka Duck, You Sucker!) and released in some territories as Once Upon A Time... the Revolution.

    Starring acting giants Rod Steiger ( In the Heat of the Night ) as Juan Miranda, an amoral peasant-turned-outlaw, and James Coburn ( Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid ) as John Mallory, a dynamite-tossing Irish revolutionary who has fled to Mexico after becoming a fugitive in his own country. Together, they're a devilishly volatile mix of anti-establishment philosophies and violent tendencies as they attempt to liberate political prisoners, defend their compatriots against a well-equipped militia, and risk their lives on a train filled with explosives.

    Featuring a haunting and rousing score by iconic composer Ennio Morricone , A Fistful of Dynamite has risen in stature over the years and is now recognised alongside The Dollars Trilogy and Once Upon A Time in the West as a true masterpiece.

    TWO-DISC BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
    • Two versions of the film presented in 1080p across two Blu-ray disc, including a transfer from the 2K restoration completed by Cineteca di Bologna in 2009.
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Original Mono Audio available on both versions
    • Audio Commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox
    • Audio Commentary by film historian Sir. Christopher Frayling
    • A brand new and exclusive interview with film critic and writer Kim Newman
    • A brand new and exclusive interview with Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema
    • The Myth of Revolution [22 mins] Sir Christopher Frayling on Duck, You Sucker!
    • Sergio Donati Remembers Duck, You Sucker! [7 mins]
    • Sorting Out The Versions: An Analysis of Duck, You Sucker! [12 mins]
    • Once Upon A Time in Italy [6 mins] featurette
    • Restoration, Italian Style [6 mins]
    • Location Comparisons [9 mins]
    • Radio Spots
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: A collector s booklet featuring writing on the film by Simon Ward, and western authority Howard Hughes
    We Summon the Darkness

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    We Summon the Darkness is a 2019 USA horror thriller by Marc Meyers.
    Starring Alexandra Daddario, Keean Johnson and Johnny Knoxville. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, language, drug misuse:
    • 2020 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020
    • 2020 Signature Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Frightfest Presents. Summer 1998: three boys, three girls, one hell of a night. Turn the music up and let the blood flow as ritual sacrifice becomes the ultimate party game. Alexandra Daddario, Maddie Hassan and Johnny Knoxville star in one house party that s ready to make the headlines. HAIL SATAN! Delightfully madcap, zany and enjoyable, with exceptionally memorable and entertaining characters, this horror-comedy will bring the (satanic) house down!
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Exorcism at 60,000 Feet, Blood and Flesh, Tigers Are Not Afraid


    Link Here 5th May 2020

    US flagReleased on 5th May 2020

    Tigers Are Not Afraid

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    Tigers Are Not Afraid is a 2017 Mexico horror mystery fantasy by Issa López.
    Starring Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López and Nery Arredondo. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 5th May 2020

    Summary Notes

    Estrella is 10 years old and has 3 wishes: The first one, that her missing mother comes back and it happens. Her mother returns but she is dead and follows Estrella everywhere. Petrified, Estrella tries to escape from her by joining a gang orphaned by violence. Soon she realizes that dead are never left behind and when you are in the middle of brutality and violence, wishes never come true the way you want them to be.

    Special Features:
    • Director's Commentary
    • The Making of Tigers are Not Affraid - Featurette
    • Interview with Guillermo del Toro and Issa López at Toronto International Film Festival
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Casting Sessions
    • Photo Galleries
    Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson

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    Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson is a 2019 USA biography by David Gregory.
    Starring Al Adamson, Stevee Ashlock and John Bloom. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Severin RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th April 2020

    Reviews

    There is also a UK release.

    Promotional Material

    BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON - "A fascinating study of reel horrors & real murder…"

    "Horror Film Director Found Slain, Buried Under Floor", screamed the 1995 headlines read around the world. But the truth behind the wild life of Al Adamson - including the production of such low budget classics as SATAN'S SADISTS, DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN and THE NAUGHTY STEWARDESSES - and his grisly death reveals perhaps the most bizarre career in Hollywood history. Told through over 40 first-person recollections from friends, family, colleagues and historians - plus rare clips and archival interviews with Adamson himself - BLOOD & FLESH is the award-winning chronicle of bikers, go-go dancers, porn stars, aging actors, freak-out girls, Charles Manson, Colonel Sanders, alien conspiracies and homicidal contractors that House Of Mortal Cinema calls "Brilliant stuff… a superb documentary and one of the top films of the year."

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Outtakes:
    - The Cowboy Life of Denver Dixon
    - Russ Tamblyn's Melted TV
    - Manson & Screaming Angels
    - The Prophetic Screenplay Makes Gary Kent Testify
    Beyond This Earth promo reel.
    Trailer.
    Bonus film THE FEMALE BUNCH.
    The Bunch Speaks Out - featurette.
    THE FEMALE BUNCH trailers.
    Becoming

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    Becoming is a 2020 USA Sci-Fi thriller by Omar Naim.
    Starring Toby Kebbell, Penelope Mitchell and Jason Patric. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Gravitas Ventures RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 5th May 2020
    • 2020 Gravitas Ventures R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 5th May 2020
    • 2020 Gravitas Ventures Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Becoming follows Alex (Toby Kebbell) and Lisa (Penelope Mitchell), a couple newly engaged and deeply in love. While on a road trip, they encounter an ancient evil force that chooses Alex as its new host and begins to slowly take over his mind and body, gradually transforming him into someone terrifying and violent. The changes are small at first. His handwriting. His body language. As Alex struggles with the horror of losing his identity, Lisa notices the shifts in the man she thought she loved. Is he falling out of love with her, or is it something far, far worse? Lisa tracks down Kevin (Jason Patric), a damaged survivor of the entity who has dedicated his life to defeating it. Together, they must outwit an indestructible malevolence that doesn't want to destroy Alex, it wants to be him.
    Exorcism at 60,000 Feet

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    Exorcism at 60,000 Feet is a 2019 USA comedy horror by Chad Ferrin.
    Starring Robert Miano, Bai Ling and Lance Henriksen. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 5th May 2020

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    On the last flight of a transatlantic passenger airliner, a priest, a rabbi and the airline crew team together to save a plane from a pandemic of demonic possessions on an international flight. The possessions are able to spread from passenger to passenger and eventually to the pilot. Can they survive this Exorcism at 60,000 Feet?
    The Lodge

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    The Lodge is a 2019 UK horror thriller by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz.
    Starring Jaeden Martell, Richard Armitage and Alicia Silverstone. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 5th May 2020
    • 2020 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 5th May 2020

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    A bone-chilling nightmare from the directors of Goodnight Mommy, The Lodge follows a family who retreat to their remote winter cabin over the holidays. When the father (Richard Armitage) is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan (It's Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh) in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace (Riley Keough). Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace's dark past.
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Taste the Blood of Dracula, Dracula A.D. 1972


    Link Here 4th May 2020

    UK flagReleased on 4th May 2020

    Mob Town

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    Mob Town is a USA drama by Danny A Abeckaser.
    Starring David Arquette, Danny A Abeckaser and PJ Byrne. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence:

    Promotional Material

    In early 1957, Sgt. Ed Croswell (David Arquette - Scream), a police officer in the small town of Apalachin, New York, had stopped Carmine Gilante (Gino Cafarelli - The Irishman), an accused member of a Mafioso group led by Joe Barbara. However, when a lawyer shuts down the arrest thanks to a corrupt state judge, Croswell is not happy. Six months later, Barbara is asked by the recently released Vito Genovese (Robert Davi - Die Hard), the head of the NYC-based mob, to have his place as a sit-down for the heads of Mafia families across the nation.

    As Barbara (Jamie-Lyn Sigler - The Sopranos) prepares the meeting, Croswell begins to learn of who will be attending. As Croswell is convinced that he can try to stop the meeting he finds himself struggling with his instincts and when it all comes down, the cop makes a decision that will forever change America's view on organized crime.

    Taste the Blood of Dracula

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    Taste the Blood of Dracula is a 1970 UK horror fantasy thriller by Peter Sasdy.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen and Gwen Watford. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1970 cinema release. This cut version was passed 15 for home video and is the best available. The film was further cut in the US for a PG rating, but later releases are the same as the UK release.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Taste the Blood of Dracula

    UK: The UK cinema cuts still apply to the extended version passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
    • 2020 Warner Bros R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    It's the boys night out, time for bawdy fun. Yet revelry alone can't satisfy these community leaders out on a lark. There's still an adventure they can be duped into trying, one that will transform a certain Count from moldering dust into blood lusting flesh.

    Taste the Blood of Dracula, another film in Hammer Studios' cycle of hemogobbling Victorian-era horror, is a showcase of why Hammer became the name in Gothic terror. The solid cast and rich production design raise goosebumps of real-life fear and other worldly dread. And Christopher Lee dons his red-lined cape again to become Evil Incarnate. He's Count Dracula. a being neither dead nor alive...but his movies are livelier than ever.

    Dracula A.D. 1972

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    Dracula A.D. 1972 is a UK horror by Alan Gibson.
    With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut by the BBFC, but there have been reports of the US PG version being cut, at least on VHS.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong gory images:
    • 2020 Warner Bros R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    London's become a small town for a handful of jaded psychedelic-era hipsters. But Johnny Alucard has a groovy new way for his pals to get their kicks. A certain ritual will be the living end, he insists. And if you still wonder where Johnny's coming from, try spelling his last name backwards. Dracula is raised into the modern era in this Hammer Studios shocker that's "quite well done" (John Stanley, Creature Features). Christopher Lee dons the cape for the sixth time and seeks out fresh victims. As archnemesis Van Helsing, fellow horror legend Peter Cushing clutches a vial of holy water and edges within throwing distance. Their harrowing battle royal is not to be missed. In fact, it's the living end.
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Gutterball, Cop Killers, The Lost Continent, Shatter


    Link Here 28th April 2020

    US flagReleased on 28th April 2020

    Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy

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    Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy is a film set by Seijun Suzuki.
    Starring Yoshio Harada, Naoko Ôtani and Yûsaku Matsuda.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Academy RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    HAUNTING, HYPNOTIC, FLAMBOYANT, EROTIC, BIZARRE SUZUKI!

    After over a decade in the wilderness following his firing from Nikkatsu for Branded to Kill (1967), maverick director Seijun Suzuki returned with a vengeance with his critically-praised tryptic of cryptic supernatural dramas set during the liberal enlightenment of Japan s Taisho Era (1912-26).

    In the multiple Japanese Academy Award-winning Zigeunerweisen (1980), two intellectuals and former colleagues from military academy involve their wives in a series of dangerous sexual games. In Kageroza (1981), a playwright is drawn like a moth to a flame to a mysterious beauty who might be a ghost, while Yumeji (1991) imagines the real-life painter-poet Takehisa Yumeji s encounter with a beautiful widow with a dark past.

    Rarely seen outside of Japan, the films in the Taisho Trilogy are considered Suzuki s masterpieces in his homeland. Presenting a dramatic turn from more his familiar tales of cops, gangsters and unruly youth, these surrealistic psychological puzzles drip with a lush exoticism, distinctively capturing the pandemonium of a bygone age of decadence and excess, when Western ideas, fashions, technologies and art fused into everyday aspect of Japanese life.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) transfers of all three films
  • Original uncompressed stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • New introductions to each film by critic Tony Rayns
  • Making-of featurette
  • Vintage interview with Seijun Suzuki
  • Tony Rayns on the Taisho Trilogy , a new appreciation of Suzuki s trilogy
  • Trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork choices
  • Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

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    Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is a 1988 USA comedy horror by James Signorelli.
    Starring Cassandra Peterson, Phil Rubenstein and Larry Flash Jenkins. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Special Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020
    • 2020 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    She s back! Elvira, Horrorland s hostess with the mostest, finally busts out on newly restored Blu-ray with this long-awaited, positively bursting-at-the-seams special edition of her big screen debut, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark!

    Having just quit her job as a Los Angeles TV horror hostess, Elvira receives the unexpected news that she s set to inherit part of her great aunt Morgana s estate. Arriving in the small town of Fallwell, Massachusetts to claim her inheritance, Elvira receives a less than enthusiastic reception from the conservative locals amongst them, her sinister uncle Vincent, who, unbeknownst to Elvira, is in fact an evil warlock secretly scheming to steal the old family spellbook for his own nefarious ends

    Campy, quirky and stuffed to the brim with more double entendres than your average Carry On movie, 1988 s Elvira: Mistress of the Dark helped solidify the horror hostess (played by Cassandra Peterson) as a major pop culture icon, here owning every inch of the screen with her quick wit, sass, and of course, cleaving-enhancing gown!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed stereo 2.0 audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Introduction to the film by director James Signorelli
  • 2017 Audio Commentary with director James Signorelli, hosted by Fangoria editor emeritus Tony Timpone
  • 2017 Audio Commentary with Patterson Lundquist, elviramistressofthedark dot-com webmaster and judge of US TV show The Search for the Next Elvira
  • Too Macabre The Making of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark newly-revised 2018 version of this feature-length documentary on the making of the film, including interviews with various cast and crew and rare never-before-seen archival material
  • Recipe for Terror: The Creation of the Pot Monster newly-revised 2018 version of this featurette on the concept and design of the pot monster, as well as the film s other SFX
  • Original storyboards
  • Extensive image galleries
  • Original US theatrical and teaser trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring writing by Kat Ellinger and Patterson Lundquist

  • The Wind

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    The Wind is a 1986 USA horror thriller by Nico Mastorakis.
    Starring Meg Foster, Wings Hauser and David McCallum. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    There is also a UK release.

    Promotional Material

    What would you do if going outside meant being killed by a raging hurricane, but staying indoors meant being hacked to pieces by a sickle wielding maniac? Arrow Video proudly presents The Wind , from prolific genre filmmaker Nico Mastorakis, the director behind such cult classics as Hired to Kill and Island of Death .

    When mystery novelist Sian Anderson (Meg Foster, They Live ) arrives in the remote Greek town of Monemvasia, Elias Appleby (Robert Morley, The African Queen ), the pompous British landlord of the house she s renting warns her of two dangers: the wind, which gets dangerously strong at night, and Phil (Wings Hauser, Vice Squad ), his sleazy and suspicious American handyman. As night falls and the wind starts howling, Sian witnesses the shocking sight of Phil burying Elias s dead body in a shallow grave in his front garden! Trapped indoors from the raging, tree-branch-breaking wind, Sian must play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the murderous Phil, who ll stop at nothing to silence this inconvenient witness!

    A tense and thrilling blend of Euro-horror and late 80s slasher, The Wind is a stalk n slash hidden gem, presented here for the first time on Blu-ray. Get ready to be blown away!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Optional Greek subtitles
  • Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio
  • Blowing The Wind - Brand new interview with Director Nico Mastorakis
  • The Sound of The Wind - The complete soundtrack composed by Hans Zimmer and Stanley Myers
  • A collection of trailers for the films of Nico Mastorakis
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and author Kat Ellinger

  • Shatter

    Link Here

    Shatter is a 1974 UK / Hong Kong action drama by Michael Carreras and Monte Hellman (uncredited).
    Starring Stuart Whitman, Lung Ti and Lily Li. BBFC link IMDb

    A co-production between Hammer and the Hong Kong Shaw Brothers was cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1975.  A uncut version is set for 2020 Blu-ray. This was Peter Cushing's last film for Hammer.

    The 1975 BBFC cuts  were to remove a hook impaling and a man being shot and spitting blood during the dock fight.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    Hammer Films and The Shaw Brothers come together again for an exciting action film! International assassin Shatter (Stuart Whitman, Crazy Mama, Ruby) completes a contract kill on an African dictator and heads for Hong Kong to collect his payment. But when he finds himself marked for death in a deadly double-cross, the hit man is hunted through the seedy underworld. Now with the help of a kung fu master (Ti Lung, A Better Tomorrow), Shatter must take on the international drug syndicate in a final showdown of violence and vengeance! Filmed on location in Hong Kong, Shatter (also known as Call Him Mr. Shatter) was the second and last of Hammer's co-productions with the famed Shaw Brothers studio (The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires). Cult director Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop, Cockfighter) was replaced mid-production by producer Michael Carreras who completed this troubled-yet-fascinating action thriller that co-stars Anton Diffring (Circus Of Horrors) and the legendary Peter Cushing in his final Hammer performance.
    The Lost Continent

    Link Here

    The Lost Continent is a 1968 UK / USA fantasy adventure by Michael Carreras and Leslie Norman (uncredited).
    Starring Eric Porter, Hildegard Knef and Suzanna Leigh. BBFC link IMDb

    The US theatrical release was cut for an MPAA G rating. The cut footage was located and spliced back into the a US theatrical print to create the Extended Version released on home video. However the restored footage was slightly lower quality, and the final result was significantly shorter than the original UK Theatrical Version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Lost Continent

    US:  The US Theatrical Version is cut and MPAA G rated:
    US:  The US Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory [US Theatrical Version + US Extended Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    "There is hardly another Hammer picture [that] features the sheer madness within, like a psychedelic dream come to life or something straight from the mind of Terry Gilliam ... the sheer unpredictability ... keeps you glued to your seat and your eyes on the screen." -- The Telltale Mind The passengers of an old freighter en route to South America find that their voyage is truly damned! The nightmare begins when Captain Lansen (Eric Porter) attempts to transport illegal explosives and their rusty tramp steamer becomes stranded in the vast floating swamp of the mysterious Sargasso Sea. Under the cover of night, the terrified travelers encounter unspeakable monsters, man-eating seaweed, vicious mutant pirates and stupendously endowed women. All aboard for this "marvelously absurd, straight-faced anthology of comic-strip plots, dialogue, devices and special effects" (The New York Times)!
    The McPherson Tape

    Link Here

    The McPherson Tape is a 1989 USA Sci-Fi horror by Dean Alioto.
    Starring Tommy Giavocchini, Patrick Kelley and Shirly McCalla. IMDb

    Exists as an Original Version and a Director's Cut..
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 AGFA [Original Version + Director's Cut] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    The world's first found footage horror movie!

    A decade before THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT redefined the horror landscape, there was THE MCPHERSON TAPE . On October 8th, 1983, the McPherson family gathered together to celebrate the 5th birthday of Michelle, the littlest member of their household. Everything was captured on VHS by Michael McPherson and his new camcorder. Including the alien invasion. Shot for $6000 by first-time filmmaker Dean Alioto in 1989, this movie blends the production design of a Jaycees haunted house with a dead serious tone to forge a fun, hypnotic nightmare that upends the concept of reality. Due to a warehouse fire at the original distribution company, THE MCPHERSON TAPE was never legitimately released. AGFA + Bleeding Skull! are proud to present the world home video premiere of this important milestone in shot-on-video horror history, newly preserved from the original 3/4" master tape.

    NOTICE! This movie was shot on VHS and edited on tape. Please approach the technical quality of the transfers with empathy.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray
    2. New transfer from the original 3/4" master tape!
    3. UFO ABDUCTION: The 2017 director's cut!
    4. Commentary track with director Dean Alioto on original cut!
    5. 1989 theatrical premiere introduction!
    6. ENCOUNTERS TV segment!
    7. Fantastic Fest Q&A!
    8. Reversible cover artwork
    9. SDH English subtitles

    Olivia

    Link Here

    Olivia (aka Prozzie) is a 1983 USA / West Germany crime horror romance by Ulli Lommel.
    Starring Suzanna Love, Robert Walker Jr and Jeff Winchester. IMDb

    Seems to have been cut in the US at some point but recent worldwide releases have been uncut.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    Vinegar Syndrome specializes in the masterful restoration and distribution of cult, horror, and erotic films from the 1960s-90s.

    When she was a child, Olivia ( Suzanna Love ) witnessed the horrifying and violent murder of her prostitute mother at the hands of an angry John. Now an adult, she's married to an abusive and controlling factory worker, that is, until her mother appears to her and demands that Olivia avenge her death by seducing and then slaying men. While disposing of a body near the London Bridge, Olivia has a chance meeting with a friendly American named Mike ( Robert Walker, Jr. ) who reveals that he's visiting England in order to dismantle and move the bridge to Arizona, setting off a series of increasingly strange events, and a lot more bloodshed...

    Perhaps the most offbeat film in the fascinating career of German actor turned exploitation auteur, Ulli Lommel ( Tenderness of the Wolves , The Boogeyman ) OLIVIA (also known as Prozzie and Double Jeopardy ) finds a distinctive blend of slasher, erotic thriller, and straight forward sleaze, seasoned with touches of semi-surrealism. Atmospherically photographed and featuring a moody score by Joel Goldsmith ( Man's Best Friend ), Vinegar Syndrome brings this nearly unclassifiable piece of early 80s genre weirdness to Blu-ray, newly restored in 4K from its original 35mm camera negative and presented in its completely uncensored version for the first time on disc.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
    3. "Becoming Olivia" - an interview with actress Suzanna Love
    4. "Taking on Many Roles" - an interview with writer/asst. director John P. Marsh
    5. "A Chance Meeting" - an interview with cinematographer Jon Kranhouse
    6. "Learning From Ulli" - an interview with editor Terrell Tannen
    7. Super 8mm behind-the-scenes footage shot and narrated by writer/a.d. John P. Marsh
    8. Original theatrical trailer
    9. Reversible cover artwork
    10. SDH English subtitles

    Deadline

    Link Here

    Deadline is a 1984 Canada action horror thriller by Mario Azzopardi.
    Starring Stephen Young, Sharon Masters and Marvin Goldhar. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    Steven Lessey ( Stephen Young ; Soylent Green , Patton ) makes his living as a horror writer who has learned that the bloodier the story, the bigger the market. But Steven has also hit a personal crisis wherein he yearns for artistic recognition and an escape from the brutality he conjures up to earn a living. All the while, his horrifying and murderous fantasies begin to blend into his day-to-day life, numbing him to his crumbling marriage, until a shocking tragedy occurs, from which he has no escape...

    One of the true hidden gems of Canadian horror cinema, Mario Azzopardi's DEADLINE is an unflinchingly grim, twisted, and cynically comedic study of a man's slow descent into madness, punctuated by expertly rendered and creatively staged gory deaths. Featuring elegant and colorful cinematography by Manfred Guthe ( The Pit ), tightly paced editing, and even a surprise musical sequence featuring acclaimed New Wave band, Rough Trade, Vinegar Syndrome proudly brings this gruesome masterpiece to Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored from 35mm vault elements.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm vault elements
    3. "Producing Something Horrific" - an interview with producer Henry Less
    4. "Embracing the Horror" - an interview with cinematographer Manfred Guthe
    5. Reversible cover artwork
    6. SDH English subtitles

    Malabimba

    Link Here

    Malabimba is a 1979 Italy adult horror drama by Andrea Bianchi (as Andrew White).
    Starring Katell Laennec, Enzo Fisichella and Patrizia Webley. IMDb

    As well as the regular version there is a longer version with hardcore inserts and deleted scenes. The Vinegar Syndrome release will be this longer version.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Reviews

    • See review from pophorror.com : " The script leaves behind plot and character development to show money shots even Ron Jeremy would be proud of "

    Promotional Material

    Bimba ( Katell Laennec ) lives in a gothic castle with her family. However, after her family conducts a seance to communicate with her dead mother, Bimba begins acting in increasingly strange and perverted ways. With her father at a loss for what to do, he invites a beautiful nun who resides in the castle to try and help get her under control. However, the Sister soon suspects that Bimba has become possessed by an insatiable, sex-starved demon which will stop at nothing, including murder, to fulfill its depraved and unholy desires.

    From the warped and deranged mind of one of Italy's foremost purveyors of top quality sleaze, Andrea Bianchi ( Burial Ground , Strip Nude for Your Killer ), comes one of the most shocking and blasphemous pieces of sexploitation cinema ever made: MALABIMBA . Co-starring Giancarlo Del Duca ( Giallo A Venezia ), Patricia Webley ( Play Motel ), and Mariangela Girodano ( Patrick Still Lives ), Vinegar Syndrome is proud to give this notorious, hardcore Exorcist riff its worldwide Blu-ray debut, newly restored in 2K from its original 16mm camera negative and presented here in its fully uncut and uncensored, 100 minute version.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 16mm original negative
    3. "Malabimba Uncovered" - interviews with actress Mariangela Giordano and cinematographer Franco Villa
    4. Brand new audio commentary with film historians and authors Samm Deighan, Heather Drain, and Kat Ellinger
    5. Theatrical trailer
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. SDH English subtitles

    Gutterballs

    Link Here

    Gutterballs is a 2008 Canada horror by Ryan Nicholson
    With Alastair Gamble, Mihola Terzic and Nathan Witte. IMDb

    Exists as a cut MPAA R rated version; an MPAA Unrated version titled Balls-Out; and a version with hardcore inserts titled Bare-Boner. The film was heavily cut in Germany for an FSK 18 rating, and has notably never been released at all in the UK.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Gutterballs

    US: Presumably it's the Unrated Version being released here:
    • 2020 Unearthed Films R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020
    • 2020 Unearthed Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 28h April 2020

    Promotional Material

    A brutally sadistic rape leads to a series of bizarre gory murders during a midnight disco bowl-a-rama at a popular bowling alley. One by one, players of two teams meet blood-drenched gruesome deaths at the hand of a black bowling-gloved masked killer. This alley runs red with blood by sunrise.

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary with director Ryan Nicholson
    • Behind the Balls, Making of Gutterballs
    • Behind the scenes
    • Interviews
    • Outtakes
    • Photo Gallery
    • Pin-etration Edition
    The Back Lot Murders

    Link Here

    The Back Lot Murders is a 2002 USA comedy horror by David DeFalco.
    Starring Priscilla Barnes, Corey Haim and Charles Fleischer. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Dark Force Ent (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    The Back Lot Murders takes the slasher genre and twists it! Blending horror and satire, it tells the story of Wiseguys, a rock band on the brink of stardom, shooting their first video on the back lot of the world's most famous movie studio. Little do they know that they are their beautiful girl friends are targets of a deranged psycho killer! One by one the cast and crew begin disappearing into the night only to turn up as ghastly victims. Featuring an all-star cast including Priscilla Barnes (Mallrats), Charles Fleischer (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and Corey Haim (The Lost Boys) in this Hollywood send-up with an entirely new take on the classic horror slasher genre!

    SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Behind the Scenes interviews with interviews with cast members Brian Gaskill, Carrie Stevens and Charles Fleischer
  • Audio Commentary with Director David DeFalco and Code Red's 'Banana Man'
  • Cop Killers + Project: Kill

    Link Here

    Cop Killers is a 1977 USA action drama by Walter R Cichy (as Walter Cichy).
    Starring Jason Williams, Bill Osco and Diane Keller. BBFC link IMDb

    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Project: Kill is a 1976 USA / Philippines action drama by William Girdler.
    Starring Leslie Nielsen, Gary Lockwood and Nancy Kwan. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this film.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Dark Force [Cop Killers + Project: Kill] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    This #5 retro drive-in release from Dark Force Entertainment featuring two lost lost drive-in classics!

    COP KILLERS: Jason Williams (Flesh Gordon) and William Osco (Night Patrol) star as two hippies on their way to a cocaine deal get stopped by the police at a roadblock, resulting in a shootout where they kill the cops. They then go on a crime spree of robbery and murder.

    PROJECT: KILL: A former government assassin flees a mind-control program in the Philippines, pursued by his ex-partner, the local police and Asian gangsters.

    God's Bloody Acre! + So Sad About Gloria

    Link Here

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2020 Dark Force Ent (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020
    God's Bloody Acre is a 1975 USA horror drama by Harry Kerwin (as Harry E Kerwin).
    Starring Wayne Crawford, Jennifer Stock and Sam Moree. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    So Sad About Gloria is a 1973 USA crime horror mystery by Harry Thomason.
    Starring Lori Saunders, Robert Ginnaven and Dean Jagger. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    Promotional Material

    This #4 retro drive-in release from Dark Force Entertainment featuring two lost lost drive-in classics!

    GOD'S BLOODY ACRE: Three mountain-men brothers living in an uninhabited forest area love their simple lifestyle. When a construction crew shows up to clear the way for a park, the brothers are prepared to stop at nothing to defend their lifestyle - even murder. Newly restored and remastered from the only surviving 35mm print provided by the star of the film and cult movie legend Wayne Crawford.

    SO SAD ABOUT GLORIA (1973): A young woman just released from a mental hospital moves back in with her family. However, she is soon troubled by disturbing visions in which she commits a series of axe murders. Newly remastered with extensive scene by scene correction.

    SPECIAL FEATURE: watch in Dark Force's exclusive "Drive-In Mode" featuring the nostalgic drive-in intermission clock!

    Kill or Be Killed

    Link Here

    Kill or Be Killed is a 1976 South Africa / USA action sport drama by Ivan Hall.
    Starring James Ryan, Charlotte Michelle and Norman Coombes. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2020 Dark Force Ent (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020
    • 2020 Dark Force Ent Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Two former ranking figures of the Axis powers schedule a deadly martial arts tournament in an isolated locale. The two rivals then race to assemble the top competitors from around the world, with Steve Hunt being the most sought after fighter.

    Also known as ''Karate Killer'' this cult classic was shot on location in South Africa and heavily inspired by the hit studio movie ENTER THE DRAGON. Stars James Ryan (Space Mutiny) competing in a martial arts tournament where they fight to the death.

    Brand new HD master from only surviving 16mm print.

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Happy Birthday to Me, The Prince of Tides, The Collector, The Gentlemen


    Link Here 27th April 2020

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    The Prince of Tides

    Link Here

    The Prince of Tides is a 1991 USA drama by Barbra Streisand.
    Starring Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte and Blythe Danner. BBFC link  IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release. The film was rated 15 uncut for 1991 cinema release, and for the follow up home video releases. The film was resubmitted for 2020 Blu-ray with a commentary track and the BBFC decided that film would now be 18 rated, should it be submitted in feature format. The BBFC tweeted:

    We changed our guidelines on sexual violence at 15 in 2019. The scene of sexual violence in Prince of Tides is no longer permissible at 15. Therefore the rating has been raised to 18. We have not recently been asked to view the film, only the audio commentary version.

    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2020 Sony Pictures/Criterion Collection RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020
    • 2020 Sony Pictures Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Note that the disk is 18 rated because of 18 rated extras. This rating can surely be ignored because it is just the BBFC virtue signaling about how seriously it is concerned about sexual violence, rather than a rating based on the explicitness and level of violence of the content.

    Promotional Material

    Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte star in the stunning screen adaptation of Pat Conroy's best-selling novel, THE PRINCE OF TIDES. Nolte is Tom Wingo, a disillusioned Southern coach who must reveal his tortured childhood in order to help his suicidal sister. Streisand is Susan Lowenstein, the determined psychiatrist who battles Tom's resentment and rage in search of the truth. Their antagonism gradually gives way to love, as Tom and Susan find the secret that unlocks his sister's torment and the courage to change their own lives. Critically acclaimed as the best movie of the year, THE PRINCE OF TIDES was hailed by Jeffrey Lyons as a blockbuster, must-see, can't-miss movie. Streisand also won rave reviews as director, assembling a superlative supporting cast that includes Blythe Danner, Kate Nelligan, Jeroen Krabb.
    The Cabin Murders

    Link Here

    The Cabin Murders is a 2019 UK crime horror by Andrew Jones.
    Starring Jennifer Sims, Dennis Farrin and Derek Nelson. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sustained sexual threat, strong violence:
    • 2020 4Digital Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    In this terrifying true-life tale, a family's peaceful vacation at a remote cabin in Utah is shattered when they return from a day of exploring to find two masked intruders in their home. What begins as a robbery soon escalates into violence and two of the family are brutally murdered. As night falls only teenage sisters Linnea and Tina remain alive, battling for survival against their sadistic captors. But as the sun comes up the tormented teens find the strength to fight back and the intruders get more than they bargained for.
    An English Haunting

    Link Here

    An English Haunting is a 2020 UK horror by Charlie Steeds.
    Starring David Lenik, Tessa Wood and Barrington De La Roche. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural threat, violence, disturbing images:
    • 2020 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    In 1960s England, Blake Cunningham and his alcoholic mother are forced to move into the mysterious Clemonte Hall, a vast isolated manor house, to care for his dying Grandfather who resides in the attic room. Soon, ghostly goings-on fill the house with dread, as it becomes apparent Grandfather's illness may have a supernatural cause that can only be cured by uncovering the terrifying secrets of the house and its dark history.
    Inmate Zero

    Link Here

    Inmate Zero is a 2020 UK horror by Russell Owen.
    Starring Meg Alexandra, Gabz Barker and Kate Bell. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong gory images, violence:
    • 2020 Vertical Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    The most extreme medical trials are conducted on the inmates of St. Leonards, a re-purposed prison for some of the world's most violent criminals. But when one experiment goes wrong, the entire facility becomes a terrifying, disease-ridden maze for the desperate survivors.
    Happy Birthday to Me

    Link Here

    Happy Birthday to Me is a 1981 Canada horror mystery thriller by J Lee Thompson.
    Starring Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford and Lawrence Dane. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut in the UK on cinema and VHS. The video was seized by police during the video nasties panic. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating and this cut version was released on 2004 UK DVD.
    UK: The cut US R Rated version was previously passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
    • 2020 Powerhouse Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020
    • 2020 Powerhouse Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis Popular high school senior Virginia Wainwright (Melissa Sue Anderson) survives a freak accident, but suffers from memory loss and traumatic blackouts. As she attempts to resume a normal life, something terrible is happening - her friends are being ruthlessly murdered one by one. But will she be the next victim or is she the killer? Director J Lee Thompson's classic shocker was made during the period before the horror genre drenched itself in irony and self-reflexivity, and instead revels in the effective staging of the terrifying set-pieces which drive it towards its climax. "

    Extras INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • - HD restoration
    • - Original mono audio
    • - Alternative 5.1 surround sound track
    • - Alternative score: experience the film with the controversial re-scored electronic music soundtrack, as used on the 2004 home video re-release
    • - Audio commentary by The Hysteria Continues team: Justin Kerswell (author of Teenage Wasteland: The Slasher Movie Uncut) Joseph Henson, Erik Threlfall and Nathan Johnson
    • - Image gallery: on-set and promotional material
    • - Original trailer and TV spots
    • - New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    The Collector

    Link Here

    The Collector is a 1965 UK / USA romance by William Wyler.
    Starring Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar and Mona Washbourne. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2020 Powerhouse Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    The great Hollywood director William Wyler (Jezebel, Wuthering Heights, The Heiress, Ben-Hur) took John Fowles' celebrated novel and turned it into one of the finest -- and most controversial -- psychological thrillers of the 1960s.

    A lonely, unbalanced young butterfly collector (Terence Stamp, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mind of Mr. Soames, Superman II) stalks and abducts a young art student (Samantha Eggar, Psyche 59, The Brood), keeping her imprisoned in a stone cellar as if she were one of his specimens.

    Stamp and Eggar won Best Actor prizes for their roles at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival, and the film remains a surprising and often shocking depiction of psychotic obsession."

    Extras - INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    • 2K restoration
    • Original mono audio
    • The Guardian Interview with William Wyler (1981, 83 mins): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with Adrian Turner at London's NationalFilm Theatre
    • The Guardian Interview with Terence Stamp (1989, 92 mins): archival audio recording of the award-winning actor in conversation with Tony Sloman at the National FilmTheatre
    • Selected scenes commentary with author and film historian Neil Sinyard
    • Angel to Devil (2018, 13 mins): new and exclusive interview in which Terence Stamp remembers working with Wyler
    • Nothing But Death (2018, 16 mins): Award-winning actor Samantha Eggar recalls her work on the film in this new and exclusive interview
    • The Look of Stardom (1965, 3 mins): promotional film about the casting of Samantha Eggar
    • The Location Collector (2018, 8 mins): identifying the places where The Collector's exteriors were filmed
    • Richard Combs on 'The Collector' (2018, 9 mins): a new appreciation by the renowned critic, lecturer and broadcaster
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Original teaser trailers
    • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    The Gentlemen

    Link Here

    The Gentlemen is a 2020 USA action crime film by Guy Ritchie.
    Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam and Michelle Dockery. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Summary Notes

    A very British drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong language:
    • 2020 Entertainment in Video RB 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020
    • 2020 Entertainment in Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020
    • 2020 Entertainment in Video R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020
    Kwaidan

    Link Here

    Kwaidan is a 1964 Japan horror fantasy by Masaki Kobayashi.
    Starring Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama and Misako Watanabe. BBFC link IMDb

    Shortened by dropping one episode for an X rated 1967 cinema release. A less cut International Version was released on PG rated VHS. The full length Original Version was released on 2006 DVD. 
    UK:  The Original Version was previously passed PG uncut:
    • 2020 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, Kwaidan features four nightmarish tales adapted from Lafcadio Hearn s classic Japanese ghost stories about mortals caught up in forces beyond their comprehension when the supernatural world intervenes in their lives: "The Black Hair", "The Woman of the Snow", "Hoichi the Earless", and "In a Cup of Tea".

    Breathtakingly photographed entirely on hand-painted sets, the film is an abstract wash of luminescent colours from another world. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the complete 183-minute original Japanese cut of Masaki Kobayashi s masterpiece on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
    • Hardbound Slipcase
    • PLUS: A 100-PAGE Perfect Bound Illustrated Collector s book featuring reprints of Lafcadio Hearn s original ghost stories; a survey of the life and career of Masaki Kobayashi by Linda Hoaglund; and a wide-ranging interview with the film maker the last he d ever give
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from Criterion s 2K digital restoration of Kobayashi s original director s cut
    • Original monaural Japanese soundtrack
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Kim Newman on "Kwaidan" a new interview with the film critic and writer
    • Shadowings [35 mins] a new video essay by David Cairns and Fiona Watson
    • Original trailers
    Bone Breaker

    Link Here

    Bone Breaker is a 2020 UK thriller by Nicholas Winter.
    Starring Lucy Aarden, Rachel Bright and Ian P Campbell. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:

    Promotional Material

    THERE'S ONLY ONE GOAL AND THAT'S TO SURVIVE. WELCOME TO THE LAND OF THE BONE BREAKER

    A secluded location in the countryside promises to be the perfect spot for a fitness video shoot, courtesy of a local landowner. Running late for filming, one member of the team trips while rushing through the woods, breaking her leg. She cries out for help, but nobody seems to hear her screams. Among the trees, a figure emerges, dragging a huge hammer. The team soon learn that they are being subjected to a sick game, having been lured in under false pretenses. Facing their doom at the hands of a sinister maniac, can anyone survive the Bone Breaker?

     




     


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