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A Ghost Waits

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A Ghost Waits is a 2020 USA comedy horror romance by Adam Stovall
Starring MacLeod Andrews, Natalie Walker and Sydney Vollmer IMDb

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

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

An ingeniously unique and unpredictable combo of horror, humor and heart, A Ghost Waits is a DIY labor of love years in the making from first-time writer/director Adam Stovall and producer/star MacLeod Andrews.

Tasked with renovating a neglected rental home, handyman Jack (MacLeod Andrews, They Look Like People, Doctor Sleep) quickly finds out why the tenants keep leaving in droves - this house is haunted. The ghost in question is Muriel (Natalie Walker), herself employed from beyond the veil to keep the home vacant. Against the odds, Jack and Muriel find they have a lot in common... pulse notwithstanding. Having found a kindred spirit in an otherwise lonely existence, they must fight for their newfound affection as pressure mounts for them each to fulfil their 'cross-purposes'.

From its opening spectral assault to its achingly poignant conclusion - as well as a witty depiction of afterlife bureaucracy in the vein of Beetlejuice and A Matter of Life and Death - A Ghost Waits has shocked and surprised audiences around the world, and now makes its home video debut stacked with insightful bonus features that take you inside the process of creating this phantasmagorical monochrome marvel.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original uncompressed stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Audio commentary by writer/director Adam Stovall
  • Audio commentary by Adam Stovall and MacLeod Andrews
  • Audio commentary by the cast and crew
  • Humanity and the Afterlife in 'A Ghost Waits', a new video essay by Isabel Custodio exploring the film's themes and cinematic forebears
  • Eight interviews with cast and crew moderated by critic and programmer tt stern-enzi
  • Interview and post-film Q&A with Adam Stovall moderated by Alan Jones at Frightfest Glasgow 2020
  • Outtakes
  • Easter eggs
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Sister Hyde and original artwork by Julie Hill

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing by Craig Ian Mann

  • The Hot Spot

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    The Hot Spot is a 1990 USA crime drama romance thriller by Dennis Hopper.
    With Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Connelly. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for instructions to build incendiary device. Uncut in the US

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2021 Kino Lorber Special Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 4th May 2021
    • 2021 Kino Lorber Special Edition R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 4th May 2021

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    Brand New 2K Master, Color Graded and Approved by Cinematographer Ueli Steiger! From Dennis Hopper, the legendary director of Easy Rider, The Last Movie, Out of the Blue, Colors and Backtrack, comes this torrid and erotic neo-noir starring Don Johnson (Dead Bang), Virginia Madsen (Candyman) and Jennifer Connelly (Career Opportunities). Exploding in a series of suspenseful twists and passionate encounters, this ingenious film will keep you guessing until its final, shocking climax. Harry Maddox (Johnson) is a handsome drifter who is not above larceny to make ends meet. After staging a daring daylight robbery at a local bank, he receives an alibi from an unexpected ally: Dolly Harshaw (Madsen), a sexy and mysterious local woman who has her own plans for him. But when Harry falls for another beautiful woman (Connelly), he incurs Dolly's wrath and finds himself caught in a maze of jealousy, betrayal and murder in which escape is impossible... and danger is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Beautifully shot by Ueli Steiger (The Day After Tomorrow) and co-starring William Sadler (Die Hard 2), Charles Martin Smith (The Untouchables), Jerry Hardin (Wolf Lake), Barry Corbin (My Science Project), Jack Nance (Eraserhead) and Virgil Frye (Revenge of the Ninja), The Hot Spot also features outstanding music from such blues and jazz legends as John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis and Taj Mahal.

    Special Features:
    -Brand New 2K Master -- Color Graded and Approved by Cinematographer Ueli Steiger
    -NEW Interview with Co-Star Virginia Madsen
    -NEW Interview with Actor William Sadler
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Optional English Subtitles

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Snake In The Eagle's Shadow, Uncle Peckerhead, A Ghost Waits, Wrong Turn


    Link Here 4th May 2021

    UK flagReleased on 3rd May 2021

    Wrong Turn

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    Wrong Turn is a 2021 Germany / USA / UK horror thriller by Mike P. Nelson
    Starring Charlotte Vega,Adain Bradley,Bill Sage BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    A chaotic fight for survival befalls a group of friends on the Appalachian trail in this iconic franchise reboot from the original creator Alan. B. McElroy.

    When a dream trip turns into a nightmare, one group of friends finds themselves at the mercy of an urban legend - The Foundation. As a freak accident drives the group deeper into the mountains, they find themselves succumbing one by one to hunting traps large enough to take out anyone that dares venture off the beaten path.

    The group soon realises they are not alone and what happens next escalates into a gruesome game of survival, as those who called the mountain home respond to this outside threat with their own swift and brutal justice..

    Snake in the Eagles Shadow

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    Snake In The Eagle's Shadow is a 1978 Hong Kong action comedy by Woo-Ping Yuen
    Starring Jackie Chan, Siu-Tin Yuen and Jang-Lee Hwang Melon Farmers link   BBFC link 2020  IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release, VHS, and DVD. BBFC 12 rated for 2021 Blu-ray.

    No cuts shown for the 2021 entry in the BBFC database but it is not confirmed that the animal cruelty footage has been restored.

    UK: Passed 12 for moderate violence, language:

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    An orphan who has been raised at a kung fu school, where he is treated as little more than a dogsbody and practice target for the students, has a life-changing experience after helping an old peripatetic beggar.
    Me You Madness

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    Me You Madness is a 2021 USA comedy by Louise Linton
    Starring Ed Westwick, Joel Michaely and Louise Linton BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    A young thief cases an architectural dream house in Malibu, not realizing it is the home of an eccentric female serial killer.
    Attack Of The Unknown

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    Attack Of The Unknown is a 2020 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Brandon Slagle.
    Starring Tara Reid and Richard Grieco and Robert LaSardo. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    A SWAT team transporting a high profile inmate through the streets of Los Angeles find themselves trapped inside a county detention centre as the world burns around them. With no radios, working vehicles or contact with the outside world they must put aside their differences and band together to escape the mysterious alien forces that are tracking them. Attack Of The Unknown is an epic sci-fi alien invasion movie where the fate of the world is at stake.
    Daughter of the Wolf

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    Daughter of the Wolf is a Canada action thriller by David Hackl.
    Starring Gina Carano and Richard Dreyfuss and Sydelle Noel. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Clair McKenna, an ex-military specialist, comes home to the recent news of her fathers passing only to find herself at odds with her defiant 13-year-old son, Charlie.

    With the news that Clair has inherited a large sum of money from her fathers business, Charlie is kidnaped for a ransom. Instead of seeking help Clair takes one of the kidnappers, Larsen, as a hostage and forces him to lead her on a perilous journey to rescue her son from the mysterious figure only know as the Father.

    The trek takes Clair deep in the mountains of the Yukon, near the US -- Canadian border as a winter storm approaches. As the odds of survival start to mount against Clair she has no choice, but to form an unlikely alliance with Larsen in order to save her son and survive the wild of the far North.

    A Ghost Waits

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    A Ghost Waits is a 2020 USA comedy horror romance by Adam Stovall
    Starring MacLeod Andrews, Natalie Walker and Sydney Vollmer BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong language, infrequent bloody images, suicide references:

    Promotional Material

    YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

    An ingeniously unique and unpredictable combo of horror, humor and heart, A Ghost Waits is a DIY labor of love years in the making from first-time writer/director Adam Stovall and producer/star MacLeod Andrews.

    Tasked with renovating a neglected rental home, handyman Jack (MacLeod Andrews, They Look Like People, Doctor Sleep) quickly finds out why the tenants keep leaving in droves - this house is haunted. The ghost in question is Muriel (Natalie Walker), herself employed from beyond the veil to keep the home vacant. Against the odds, Jack and Muriel find they have a lot in common... pulse notwithstanding. Having found a kindred spirit in an otherwise lonely existence, they must fight for their newfound affection as pressure mounts for them each to fulfil their 'cross-purposes'.

    From its opening spectral assault to its achingly poignant conclusion - as well as a witty depiction of afterlife bureaucracy in the vein of Beetlejuice and A Matter of Life and Death - A Ghost Waits has shocked and surprised audiences around the world, and now makes its home video debut stacked with insightful bonus features that take you inside the process of creating this phantasmagorical monochrome marvel.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original uncompressed stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Audio commentary by writer/director Adam Stovall
  • Audio commentary by Adam Stovall and MacLeod Andrews
  • Audio commentary by the cast and crew
  • Humanity and the Afterlife in 'A Ghost Waits', a new video essay by Isabel Custodio exploring the film's themes and cinematic forebears
  • Eight interviews with cast and crew moderated by critic and programmer tt stern-enzi
  • Interview and post-film Q&A with Adam Stovall moderated by Alan Jones at Frightfest Glasgow 2020
  • Outtakes
  • Easter eggs
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Sister Hyde and original artwork by Julie Hill

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing by Craig Ian Mann

  • Uncle Peckerhead

    Uncle Peckerhead is a 2020 USA comedy TV horror by Matthew John Lawrence
    Starring Mike Lawrence, David Littleton and Chet Siegel BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 for strong violence, gore, very strong language:

    Promotional Material

    Punk outfit DUH are about to embark on their first tour in preparation for a big hometown show. The only problem is they don't have any wheels. Luckily, they run into a nice southern redneck, Peckerhead or "Peck" to his friends, who just happens to live in a 15-passenger van. He is more than happy to be their roadie and merch guy if they throw him a few bucks and cover gas. What could be the harm? However, Peck has a secret he is keeping: if he doesn't take his medicine before midnight, he turns into a cannibalistic monster.

    Part insane road-trip comedy, part rock concert, part unimaginable gore-fest, Uncle Peckerhead has midnight movie written all over its bloody mangled corpse.

    Special Features

    • Redband Trailer
    • Greenband trailer
    • Cast Commentary
    • Holy Mess Music Video
    • Short Film: Larry Gone Demon
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark, The Good the Bad and the Ugly


    Link Here 29th April 2021

    US flagReleased on 27th April 2021

    Switchblade Sisters

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    Switchblade Sisters is a 1975 USA action crime drama by Jack Hill
    Starring Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail and Monica Gayle IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    THE WILDEST GIRL GANG THAT EVER BLASTED THE STREETS!

    From Jack Hill, legendary director of Spider Baby , Coffy , Foxy Brown , and The Swinging Cheerleaders comes another iconic cult classic, Switchblade Sisters!

    Lace (Robbie Lee), the leader of inner city girl gang The Dagger Debs, meets her match when new girl Maggie (Joanne Nail) moves into the neighborhood. Mistrust and conflict turn to friendship as the girls end up in Juvenile Detention together at the mercy of abusive guards. Meanwhile, The Dagger Debs male counterparts The Silver Daggers have to contend with the arrival of a new gang, led by the villainous Crabs (Chase Newhart). But when the girls get back on the streets, a planned retaliation strike in tandem with The Silver Daggers backfires and puts Lace in hospital. Maggie assumes control, teaming up with Muff (Marlene Clark) and her gang of African-American militants from across town to declare all out war. But there s a traitor in their midst...

    Filled with sharp, clever dialogue and tongue in cheek humor, this Shakespeare-influenced girl gang/women in prison/action movie medley is a stone cold grindhouse classic!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by historians/critics Samm Deighan & Kat Ellinger
  • We Are The Jezebels , an archival documentary featuring director Jack Hill, producer John Prizer, casting director Geno Havans, production designer B.B. Neel, stunt coordinator Bob Minor, and stars Joanne Nail, Asher Brauner, and Chase Newhart
  • Gangland: The locations of Switchblade Sisters , an archival documentary in which Jack Hill and filmmaker Elijah Drenner revisit the shooting locations of Switchblade Sisters
  • Jack Hill and Joanne Nail at the Grindhouse Film Festival , a 2007 archival interview with the director and actor
  • Interview with Jack Hill, Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail , an archival 1990 s interview with the director and stars in conversation with Johnny Legend
  • Galleries of behind the scenes stills, international posters, video covers, and lobby cards
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Heather Drain

  • Donnie Darko

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    Donnie Darko is a 2001 USA Sci-Fi mystery thriller by Richard Kelly
    Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone and Mary McDonnell BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. Both are 15 rated by the BBFC and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2021 Arrow Video [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 27th April 2021
    • 2021 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon #ad

    Promotional Material

    I WANT YOU TO WATCH THE MOVIE SCREEN. THERE S SOMETHING I WANT TO SHOW YOU.

    Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days, 06 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank s maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum.

    Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katharine Ross, and television favorite Noah Wyle and an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran. This brand-new 4K restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films, allows a modern classic to finally receive the home video treatment it deserves.

    4K ULTRA HD LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 4K restorations of both the Theatrical Cut and the Director's Cut from the original camera negatives by Arrow Films, supervised and approved by director Richard Kelly and cinematographer Steven Poster
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentations of both cuts in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 100-page hardcover book featuring writing by Nathan Rabin, Anton Bitel and Jamie Graham, an in-depth interview with Richard Kelly and an introduction by Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring newly commissioned artwork by Luke Preece
  • Six double-sided collector s postcards
  • Limited Edition packaging with reversible sleeve

    DISC 1 THE THEATRICAL CUT [4K UHD BLU-RAY]
     

  • Audio commentary by writer-director Richard Kelly and actor Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Audio commentary by Kelly, producer Sean McKittrick and actors Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Beth Grant, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Katharine Ross and James Duval
  • Deus ex Machina: The Philosophy of Donnie Darko , a documentary by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures on the making of Donnie Darko , containing interviews with writer-director Richard Kelly, producer Sean McKittrick, cinematographer Steven Poster, editor Sam Bauer, composer Michael Edwards, costume designer April Ferry, production designer Alec Hammond and actor James Duval
  • The Goodbye Place , Kelly s 1996 short film, which anticipates some of the themes and ideas of his feature films
  • 20 deleted and alternate scenes with optional commentary by Kelly
  • Trailer

    DISC 2 THE DIRECTOR S CUT [4K UHD BLU-RAY]
     

  • Audio commentary by Kelly and filmmaker Kevin Smith
  • The Donnie Darko Production Diary , an archival documentary charting the film s production, with optional commentary by cinematographer Steven Poster
  • Archive interviews with Kelly, actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, James Duval, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Noah Wyle and Katharine Ross, producers Sean McKittrick, Nancy Juvonen, Hunt Lowry and Casey La Scala, and cinematographer Steven Poster
  • Three archive featurettes: They Made Me Do It , They Made Me Do It Too and #1 Fan: A Darkomentary
  • Storyboard comparisons
  • B-roll footage
  • Cunning Visions infomercials
  • Music video: Mad World by Gary Jules
  • Galleries
  • Director s Cut trailer
  • TV spots
  • Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark

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

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

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    She s back! Elvira, Horrorland s hostess with the mostest, busts out on 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!

    LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK CONTENTS

  • 2018 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-dotcom webmaster and judge of US TV show The Search for the Next Elvira
  • Too Macabre The Making of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark 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 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
  • Limited edition Steelbook featuring newly produced artwork
  • Limited edition booklet featuring a foreword by writer and director Sam Irvin and writing on the film by Kat Ellinger and Patterson Lundquist
  • Death Promise

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    Death Promise is a 1977 USA action drama by Robert Warmflash
    Starring Charles Bonet, Speedy Leacock and Bill Louie IMDb

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

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    The residents of a dilapidated New York tenement building are being harassed and threatened by Iguana Realty, the dummy corporation which owns the land, in an effort to force them out of their homes. But when karate master Charley's father is murdered by a group of thugs hired by the landlords, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Enlisting the help of his best friend, fellow fighter Speedy, and driven by a desire for vengeance, they soon develop a plan to murder each board member of Iguana Realty. However, what they don't realize is that their final target is someone much closer to home...

    A genre blending grindhouse classic that perfectly embodies the mid 70s, NYC lensed exploitation film aesthetic, Robert Warmflash's DEATH PROMISE oozes sublime 70s sleaze from beginning to end. Starring Charles Bonet ( Don't Go in the House ) alongside Speedy Leacock , stuntman Thompson Kao Kang ( The Black Dragon ), and martial arts film legend Tony Liu ( Way of the Dragon ), Vinegar Syndrome is proud to present the worldwide Blu-ray debut of DEATH PROMISE , newly restored in 2K from its original 35mm camera negative!

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm original camera negative
    3. "9,000 feet in 90 minutes" - an interview with editor Jim Markovic
    4. Original theatrical trailer
    5. Still gallery
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. English SDH subtitles

    Deep Blood

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    Deep Blood is a 1990 Italy horror adventure by Raffaele Donato (as Raf Donato), Joe D'Amato (uncredited)
    Starring Frank Baroni, Cort McCown and Keith Kelsch IMDb

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

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    THE WORLDWIDE BLU-RAY PREMIERE OF JOE DAMATO'S SHARKSPLOITATION SAGA

    In a career that forever raised the bar for everything from hookers, cannibals and necrophiles to Ator, Emanuelle and Caligula, this long-unseen chum bucket from producer/director/EuroSleaze master Joe D'Amato may be his most bizarrely entertaining anomaly ever. Shot on location in Florida surf and Rome swimming pools, D'Amato combines '80s teen movie clichs and Native American mysticism with stupefying dialogue, over-the-top performances and shark footage that Bruno Mattei would later swipe for CRUEL JAWS to create what Oh, The Horror! calls ''a weird, demented experience that begs to be discovered and embraced.'' A cast of local unknowns - along with, inexplicably, the '60s comedy team of Charlie Brill & Mitzi McCall - star in this last word in Italian Sharksploitation, now scanned in 2K from the original negative for the first time ever.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italy / Spain / West Germany western adventure by Sergio Leone.
    Starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 1968 cinema release and 1986 VHS. The shorter international Version was uncut since 2000 DVD. The Director's Cut/Extended Version was released uncut in 2008.
    US: The International Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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    For three men the Civil War wasn t hell it was practice! By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever made, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a classic actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. Screen legend Clint Eastwood (A Fistful of Dollars) returns as The Man with No Name, this time teaming with two gunslingers to pursue a cache of $200,000 and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way. From sun-drenched panoramas to bold hard close-ups, exceptional camerawork captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape and the hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it. Hailed as the best directed movie of all time by Quentin Tarantino, this epic masterpiece was directed by the great Sergio Leone (Once Upon a Time in the West) and co-stars Lee Van Cleef (For a Few Dollars More) as Angel Eyes and Eli Wallach (The Magnificent Seven) in the role of Tuco. Music by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Death Rides a Horse).

    Special Features:
    -Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
    -Leone's West: Making of Documentary
    -Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone and GBU Featurette Parts 1 & 2
    -The Leone Style: On Sergio Leone Featurette
    -The Man Who Lost The Civil War: Civil War Documentary
    -Reconstruction GBU
    -Deleted Scene 1: Extended Tuco Torture scene
    -Deleted Scene 2: The Socorro Sequence
    -A Reconstruction
    -Vignette 1: Uno, Due, Tre
    -Vignette 2: Italian Lunch
    -Vignette 3: New York Accent
    -Vignette 4: Gun in Holster
    -Alternate Scene: The Optical Flip
    -Deleted Scene 1: Skeletons in the Desert
    -Deleted Scene 2: Extended Torture Scene
    -TRAILERS FROM HELL with Ernest Dickerson
    -Image Galleries
    -Original U.S. Theatrical Trailer
    -Original German Theatrical Trailer
    -Original French Theatrical Trailer
    -English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround & Restored 2.0 Mono
    -Optional English Subtitles

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Mr. Sardonicus, Short Circuit 2, Irreversible, Battle Royale


    Link Here 27th April 2021

    UK flagReleased on 26th April 2021

    Battle Royale

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    Battle Royale Limited Edition is a double bill

    There are no censorship issues with this release but there are several versions included.
    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
    • 2021 Arrow Limited Edition [2 versions Battle Royale in 4K + 2 versions of Battle Royale 2 in Blu-ray] R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon #ad  released on 26th April 2021

    • 2021 Arrow Limited Edition [2 versions Battle Royale + 2 versions of Battle Royale 2] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 26th April 2021

    Battle Royale is a 2000 Japan action film by Kinji Fukasaku.
    With Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda and Tarô Yamamoto. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb
    Released as a Director approved Theatrical Version and an Extended Version. Both were 18 rated by the BBFC. There's been a persistent rumour that Battle Royale was officially banned by the U.S. government. This is nonsense, but even Anchor Bay's press release alludes to it, although it blames civic groups for keeping the film off the American market for so long.
    Battle Royale 2 is a 2003 Japan action Sci-Fi thriller by Kenta Fukasaku and Kinji Fukasaku.
    Starring Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ai Maeda and Shûgo Oshinari. Melon Farmers link Youtube link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
    Uncut and BBFC 18 rated in two versions, Revenge and Requiem. A nominal BBFC cut can be discounted as it just an incorrect translation of the BBFC rating into Japanese.

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    The kids of Third Year Class-B Shiroiwa Junior High School are back, in a brand new 4K restoration of the classic cult shocker adapted from the controversial novel by Koushun Takami.

    Presenting an alternate dystopian vision of turn-of-the-millennium Japan, Battle Royale follows the 42 junior high school students selected to take part in the government's annual Battle Royale programme, established as an extreme method of addressing concerns about juvenile delinquency. Dispatched to a remote island, they are each given individual weapons (ranging from Uzis and machetes to pan lids and binoculars), food and water, and the order to go out and kill one other. Every player is fitted with an explosive collar around their neck, imposing a strict three-day time limit on the deadly games in which there can only be one survivor. Overseeing the carnage is 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano ( Sonatine , Hana-bi , Zatoichi ) as the teacher pushed to the edge by his unruly charges.

    Playing like a turbo-charged hybrid of Lord of the Flies and The Most Dangerous Game , the final completed work by veteran yakuza film director Kinji Fukasaku ( Battles without Honor and Humanity , Graveyard of Honor ) helped launch a new wave of appreciation for Asian cinema in the 21st century. Also included in the set is the incendiary sequel Battle Royale II , the directing debut of Kenta Fukasaku (after his father passed away during production), in which a new class of delinquents are recruited by the government to hunt down the survivor of the deadly games of the first film.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    • Brand new 4K restoration of the Original Theatrical Version and Special Edition Director's Cut of Battle Royale from the original camera negative by Arrow Films, approved by Kenta Fukasaku
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of both versions of Battle Royale
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Battle Royale II: Requiem theatrical cut and the Battle Royale II: Revenge extended cut
    • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Original soundtrack CD for Battle Royale [Limited Edition Exclusive]
    • Kinji Fukasaku: Man of Rage , an exclusive 120-page monograph on the director by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes [Limited Edition Exclusive]
    • Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new essays by Matt Alt and Anne Billson and archival articles
    • Exclusive Battle Royale collectors' Trump Card set [Limited Edition Exclusive]
    • Reversible poster with new artwork [Limited Edition Exclusive]

    DISC ONE - BATTLE ROYALE: ORIGINAL THEATRICAL VERSION

    • Brand new audio commentary by critics Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp
    • Coming of Age: Battle Royale at 20 an exclusive new 42-minute documentary about the legacy of Battle Royale
    • Bloody Education: Kenta Fukasaku on Battle Royale , a brand new exclusive interview with the film's producer and screenwriter
    • The Making of Battle Royale: The Experience of 42 High School Students , documentary featuring footage from the shooting of the film and cast and crew discussions
    • The Slaughter of 42 High School Students , a look behind the scenes of the shoot
    • Behind the scenes footage with comments from the cast and crew
    • Filming on Set , a look at the shooting of key scenes from the film
    • Conducting Battle Royale with the Warsaw National Philharmonic , archive footage of Masamichi Amano conducting the soundtrack rehearsal

    DISC TWO - BATTLE ROYALE: SPECIAL EDITION DIRECTOR'S CUT

    • Shooting the Special Edition , on-location featurette with footage of the cast and crew reuniting for the shoot of the Special Edition
    • Royale Rehearsals , featurette on Kinji Fukasaku directing the film's young cast
    • Masamichi Amano Conducts Battle Royale , archive featurette
    • Takeshi Kitano Interview , filmed on location with the Japanese star
    • The Correct Way to Fight in Battle Royale , instructional video explaining the rules of the game
    • The Correct Way to Make 'Battle Royale': Birthday Version , a new version of the original instructional video made to celebrate Kinji Fukasaku's birthday
    • Premiere Press Conference , preceding the film's first public screening
    • Tokyo International Film Festival Presentation , with footage from the gala screening at the Tokyo International Film Festival
    • Opening Day at the Marunouchi Toei Movie Theatre , archive footage of the Japanese opening
    • Special Effects Comparison showing how the film's violent killings were created
    • Original Trailers and TV spots
    • Kinji Fukasaku trailer reel, a collection of original trailers for Fukasaku's classic yakuza films from the 70s
    • Image Gallery

    DISC THREE - BATTLE ROYALE II: REQUIEM

    • Bloody Graduation: Kenta Fukasaku on Battle Royale II , an exclusive brand new interview with the director and screenwriter of Battle Royale II
    • Behind the Scenes of Battle Royale II , on-location featurette during the film's shoot
    • Rehearsals footage of the auditions and pre-production rehearsals
    • War and Struggle , featurette of the cast discussing their thoughts on war
    • Alternate Piano Scene
    • The Recording of the Music Score , archive footage of Masamichi Amano and the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Opening Gala with The Orchestra , featuring a public introduction by the director and main cast
    • Battle Royale II Premiere , a featurette on the film's first screening at the Marunouchi Toei Movie Theatre
    • Trailers and TV spots
    • Image gallery

    DISC FOUR - BATTLE ROYALE II: REVENGE

    • A Tribute to Kinji Fukasaku , featuring scenes of Kinji Fukasaku on the location of Battle Royale II
    • Kinji Fukasaku's 73rd Birthday: A Speech by Kenta Fukasaku , paying public tribute to his father

    DISC FIVE - BATTLE ROYALE SOUNDTRACK CD [Limited Edition Exclusive]

    CD featuring the complete score to Battle Royale by Masamichi Amano and the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra

    Donnie Darko Limited Edition

    Donnie Darko is a 2001 USA Sci-Fi thriller by Richard Kelly.
    Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone and Mary McDonnell. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. Both are 15 rated by the BBFC and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:
    • 2021 Arrow [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 26th April 2021

    Promotional Material

    I WANT YOU TO WATCH THE MOVIE SCREEN. THERES SOMETHING I WANT TO SHOW YOU.

    Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science fiction, Spielbergian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template and the high-water mark with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days, 06 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Franks maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum. Described by its director as The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick, Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katharine Ross, and television favourite Noah Wyle and an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran. This brand-new 4K restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films, allows a modern classic to finally receive the home video treatment it deserves.

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS New 4K restorations of both the Theatrical Cut and the Directors Cut from the original camera negatives by Arrow Films, supervised and approved by director Richard Kelly and cinematographer Steven Poster 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentations of both cuts in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing 100-page hardcover book featuring writing by Nathan Rabin, Anton Bitel and Jamie Graham, an in-depth interview with Richard Kelly, an introduction by Jake Gyllenhaal and contemporary coverage, illustrated with original stills and promotional materials Double-sided fold-out poster featuring newly commissioned artwork by Luke Preece Six double-sided collectors postcards Limited Edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Luke Preece

    DISC 1 THE THEATRICAL CUT [4K UHD BLU-RAY] Audio commentary by writer-director Richard Kelly and actor Jake Gyllenhaal Audio commentary by Kelly, producer Sean McKittrick and actors Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Beth Grant, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Katharine Ross and James Duval Deus ex Machina: The Philosophy of Donnie Darko, a documentary by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures on the making of Donnie Darko, containing interviews with writer-director Richard Kelly, producer Sean McKittrick, cinematographer Steven Poster, editor Sam Bauer, composer Michael Edwards, costume designer April Ferry, production designer Alec Hammond and actor James Duval The Goodbye Place, Kellys 1996 short film, which anticipates some of the themes and ideas of his feature films 20 deleted and alternate scenes with optional commentary by Kelly Trailer

    DISC 2 THE DIRECTORS CUT [4K UHD BLU-RAY] Audio commentary by Kelly and filmmaker Kevin Smith The Donnie Darko Production Diary, an archival documentary charting the films production, with optional commentary by cinematographer Steven Poster Archive interviews with Kelly, actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, James Duval, Maggie Gyllenhaal and many more Three archive featurettes: They Made Me Do It, They Made Me Do It Too and #1 Fan: A Darkomentary Storyboard comparisons B-roll footage Cunning Visions infomercials Music video: Mad World by Gary Jules Galleries Directors Cut trailer

     
    The Seventh Day

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    The Seventh Day is a 2021 USA horror by Justin P. Lange
    Starring Guy Pearce, Keith David and Stephen Lang BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    UK:  Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, horror:

    Promotional Material

    Father Peter was still the young apprentice to the renowned exorcist Father Louis when they embarked on a particularly challenging exorcism in the city of Baltimore in 1995 - the same day as the visit of Pope John Paul II. During the exorcism of the possessed boy, Nicholas, the demon proved too powerful and ultimately killed Father Louis, forcing the inexperienced Father Peter to step in. Father Peter was no match for the powerful demon, who first killed Nicholas, causing his entire body to erupt in flames...and then the demon left Nicholas, and entered Father Peter.

    Years later, there has been a drastic increase in possessions/evil popping up around the country. Father Peter, who went on to become one of the world's most prominent exorcists (a la Father Gary Thomas/Malachai Martin), is now in his 50's and serving the church in a new capacity - he's overseeing young priest recruits in the last step of their on-the-job training as exorcists, before they are stationed in different diocese around the country to stand on the frontlines and protect that region from evil - or so the church thinks. In fact, Father Peter is a perfectly possessed demon, using his dark powers of persuasion to convince the priests to let the devil in, and then go off and spread evil, not cure it. As a result, there's a growing army of possessed priests out there, soldiers of the devil, demons hiding in plain sight, just waiting for the call to attack.

    27-year-old Father Daniel Garcia, Father Peter's latest trainee/victim, volunteered to be an exorcist because he desperately wanted to be part of the fight against this rapidly spreading, insidious evil...even if he's scared out of his wits. He's no born warrior, but it's through the trials and tribulations of his first day of on-the-job training with Father Peter that Daniel learns his true mettle as a defender of good.

    Short Circuit 2

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    Short Circuit 2 is a 1988 USA family comedy drama by Kenneth Johnson.
    Starring Fisher Stevens and Michael McKean and Tim Blaney. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for PG rated cinema release in 1988. Further cut for PG rated VHS in 1985 and 1989. Less cut for PG rated DVD in 2002. Uncut for 12 rated Blu-ray in 2021. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references:

    Promotional Material

    Number Five is still alive! Following on from his misadventures in the first Short Circuit, everyone's favourite robot Johnny Five is back for seconds, this time in the big city, where his creator Benjamin Jahveri (Fisher Stevens) is trying to make his fortune -- and where criminals think they can use Johnny to assist their illicit actives.

    A worthy follow-up to the beloved original, the boffins at 88 Films are proud to present the UK Blu-ray premier of this enduring family favourite.

    Extras:

    Director's Commentary
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Profile on Fisher Stevens

    Spookies

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    Spookies is a 1986 USA / Netherlands comedy horror by Genie Joseph (as Eugenie Joseph), Thomas Doran...
    Starring Felix Ward and Maria Pechukas and Dan Scott. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents cult 80s horror Spookies (1986), released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, and title 019 on the 101 Films Black Label. Produced by Michael Lee, founder of legendary video distributor VIPCO, the film's tumultuous production history saw original co-writers/directors Brendan Faulkner and Thomas Doran and co-writer/producer Frank M. Farel fired, and Eugenie Joseph brought on board to shoot new scenes and re-edit the existing footage. The chaotic and deranged result has gone on to amass an army of devotees in the intervening years, attaining genuine cult status among horror fans. Among the additional content is a new version of feature-length documentary VIPCO: The Untold Story.

    After their car breaks down, a group of travelers find themselves stranded in a remote part of New England. After taking shelter in a spooky old mansion, complete with a graveyard, they discover a ouija board and decide to spend the night attempting to summon some spirits. But the group soon learns that playing with the forces of black magic isn't fun and games, and it's not long before they're head-to-head with all sorts of demonic creatures, shape shifters, and other forms of evil, all of whom are more than happy to pick them off in the most gruesome of ways.

    Special Features

  • Audio commentary with FrightFest's Paul McEvoy and filmmaker Sean Hogan
  • Limited edition booklet: Includes A Twisted History: Vipco, VHS and Spookies by Scott Harrison and Your Future Belongs to Us: Reaganite Terrors in Spookies by Liam Hathaway
  • Twisted Tale - The Unmaking of Spookies - a feature-length making-of documentary, including a commentary track with documentary co-directors Michael Gingold & Glen Baisley and extensive deleted scenes
  • VIPCO: The Untold Story, a brand new, extended version of the feature length documentary on much-loved UK film distributor VIPCO
  • 2015 Alamo Drafthouse screening introductions with Spookies director Thomas Doran and co-writer/producer Frank M. Farel
  • Archival locations featurette with actor Peter Iasillo
  • Outtakes and bloopers
  • Behind the scenes still gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Pledge Night

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    Pledge Night is a 1990 USA comedy horror by Paul Ziller.
    Starring Todd Eastland and Dennis Sullivan and Craig Derrick. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Reviews

    • See article from mcbastardsmausoleum.blogspot.com : " A weird, offbeat late entry in the slasher genre that is a film of two minds. The first two thirds of it is a raunchy campus sex comedy along the lines of Animal House while the final third launches into a offbeat supernatural slasher along the lines of Slumberparty Massacre III "

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents hellish hazing horror Pledge Night (1990), released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Combining absurd humour and grisly violence, and featuring a soundtrack from thrash metal icons Anthrax, Pledge Night is a unique serving of weird, sleazy terror.

    It's hazing season at Phi Up and the boys are up to all sorts of nasty pranks on their hapless pledges, in between regular bouts of 'wetting their whistles' at the campus watering hole with some of the area's beautiful sorority babes. But this is going to be one literal 'hell week' as they unwittingly unleash the spirit of Acid Sid; an unfortunate pledge who was accidentally dissolved in acid during a hazing prank gone wrong some 20 years earlier. As the helpless fratboys and pledges fall victim to Sid's wrath and seemingly indestructible towering zombie corpse, it's up to the stragglers to figure out how to kill someone who's been dead for two decades...or die trying.

    Special Features

    • "Hell Weeks" - a video interview with director Paul Ziller
    • "Graduating to Horror" - a video interview with writer/producer Joyce Snyder
    • "Hazing from Hell" - a video interview with actor Robert Lentini
    • "The Bad Man" - a video interview with actor Arthur Lundquist
    • Locations featurette
    • Original theatrical Trailer
    Zana

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    Zana is a 2019 Kosovo / Albania mystery drama by Antoneta Kastrati
    Starring Adriana Matoshi, Astrit Kabashi and Fatmire Sahiti BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for sexual violence, strong bloody images, domestic abuse:

    Promotional Material

    An Albanian woman, Lume, lives with her husband, Ilir, and mother-in-law, Remzije, in their small Kosovar village. Haunted by night terrors, childless and unable to get pregnant, Lume is relentlessly pressured by Remzije to fulfill her wifely duties -- if Lume cannot produce a child, her mother-in-law threatens, it will be Remzije's responsibility to bring in a younger and more eager prospective wife for her son to consider. Bowing under the pressure of being replaced, Lume concedes to abandon modern medicine and seek the help of witch doctors and mystic healers to treat her infertility. Lume's appointments, first to a local witch doctor and then to a famed (and costly) televangelist-healer, do seem to yield results as Lume finds herself pregnant at last. But while the family celebrates, Lume's long-suppressed traumas from the war slowly rise to torment her again, convincing Remzije and Ilir that Lume is possessed by evil spirits, and extreme caution must be taken to protect the unborn child.
    Born of Fire

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    Born of Fire is a 1987 UK Sci-Fi horror fantasy by Jamil Dehlavi.
    Starring Peter Firth and Suzan Crowley and Stefan Kalipha. BBFC link 2020  IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Following the mysterious death of his beloved father, classical musician Paul Bergson (Peter Firth, Equus, Tess, TV's Spooks) is haunted by visions and nightmares. With his lover (Suzan Crowley, The Devil Inside), he travels to remote Turkey on a quest to find the Master Musician, only to encounter a creature of unimaginable evil.

    Steeped in mysticism and music, and mixing the avant-garde with supernatural fantasy, stunning visuals and a terrific score by Colin Towns, Born of Fire is a bold and poetic horror film from one of international cinema's great maverick talents.

    Extras INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

    * High Definition remaster
    * Original mono audio
    * Qf - The Sacred Mountain (1985, 27 mins): Jamil Dehlavi's acclaimed art-documentary, shot during the production of Born of Fire and featuring a soundtrack by Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh, chronicles a volcanic eruption in exquisite and hypnotic detail
    * Playing with Fire (2018, 18 mins): director Jamil Dehlavi discusses the making of Born of Fire and Qf
    * The Silent One Speaks (2018, 35 mins): iconic actor Nabil Shaban recalls his experience of working on the film
    * Interview with Peter Firth (2009, 13 mins): the celebrated actor reflects on his time working with Dehlavi and his fellow actors
    * In Another World (2018, 17 mins): interview with composer Colin Towns
    * US trailer
    * Stills and posters gallery
    * Location photography: a gallery of images from actor Nabil Shaban's personal collection
    * New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

    Mr. Sardonicus

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    Mr. Sardonicus is a 1961 USA horror mystery drama by William Castle.
    With Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton and Guy Rolfe. Melon Farmers link YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Briefly banned by the BBFC for 1961 cinema release before being cut and X rated. Uncut and 12 rated on VHS and DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    UK: Previously passed 12 uncut:
    • 2021 Powerhouse Films Standard Edition R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 26th April 2021

    Promotional Material

    Fresh from Hammer's Taste of Fear, Ronald Lewis teamed up with William Castle for what the famed horror producer considered one his favourite films. Lewis plays Sir Robert Cargrave, a British doctor who receives a letter from an ex-lover about an intriguing case. Her husband, the titular Mr Sardonicus (Guy Rolfe, Yesterday's Enemy), requires medical attention for his horribly deformed face... Once seen, you'll never be able to forget it.

    Extras INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

    * High Definition remaster
    * Original mono audio
    * Audio commentary with film historians Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
    * Gothic Castle (2018, 28 mins): critical analysis by Jonathan Rigby, author of American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema
    * The Punishment Poll (2018, 6 mins): interview with publicist Richard Kahn
    * Taking the Punishment Poll (2002, 8 mins): archivist Bob Burns and filmmakers David Del Valle, Michael Schlesinger and Fred Olen Ray discuss the film
    * Isolated music & effects track
    * Original theatrical trailer
    * Stuart Gordon trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins): short critical appreciation
    * Image gallery: promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials
    * New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

    Irreversible

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    • Irreversible - Straight Cut
    • Irrversible

    Irreversible is a 2002 France crime mystery thriller by Gaspar No.
    Starring Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel and Albert Dupontel. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Notably uncut by the BBFC. Contains real sex at 18. Exists as the original version and a re-ordered Straight Cut.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong violence, real sex, very strong language:
    • 2021 Powerhouse Limited Edition [Original + Straight Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 26th April 2021

    Promotional Material

    Perhaps the quintessential exemplar of New French Extremity, Irreversible amazed and outraged audiences across the world upon its release in 2002 with its harrowing scenes of rape and violence. Now Gaspar No's nauseating, thrilling, ingenious masterwork returns in a new 2K restoration, both in its Original Theatrical Cut and a potent new Straight Cut, assembled in 2020.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 2 x BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    * 2K restorations supervised by writer-director Gaspar No
    * Two versions of the film: the 2002 Original Theatrical Cut (98 mins); and the 2020 Straight Cut, which re-assembles the events in chronological order (90 mins)
    * Original 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo audio tracks
    * Audio commentary by Gaspar No on the Original Theatrical Cut (2003)
    * The Irreversible Odyssey (2019, 44 mins): retrospective documentary featuring interviews with No, actors Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel and Albert Dupontel, cinematographer Benot Debie, and others
    * NFT50 Q&A (2002, 49 mins): archival audio recording of a post-screening Q&A session with No, Bellucci and Cassel, recorded at London's National Film Theatre
    * The BFI Masterclass with Gaspar No (2009, 90 mins): archival audio recording of the filmmaker in conversation with programmer and critic David Cox, recorded at BFI Southbank during the London Film Festival
    * SFX (2003, 8 mins): visual effects supervisor Rodolphe Chabrier discusses his team's work on the film
    * Time Destroys All Things (2021, 15 mins): video essay examining the two versions of Irreversible by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study
    * Deleted scene (1 min)
    * 'Stress' (2002, 5 mins) and 'Outrage' (2002, 5 mins): Thomas Bangalter music videos, directed by No
    * Intoxication (2002, 5 mins): documentary short by No featuring filmmaker Stphane Drouot
    * Original theatrical trailers
    * 2019 Venice Film Festival trailer
    * Teaser trailers
    * Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
    * New and improved English subtitles
    * Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Anna Bogutskaya, an archival American Cinematographer article on the technical aspects of the film, a BBFC case study, an overview of contemporary critical responses, an archival 'for and against' article by Nick James and Mark Kermode, a look at the creation of the Straight Cut, new writing on Intoxication, and film credits
    * Limited edition exclusive double-sided poster
    * UK premiere on Blu-ray
    * Limited edition of 10,000 copies

    The Terror - Season 1

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    The Terror is a 2018 USA historical horror adventure by
    Starring Jared Harris, Derek Mio and Tobias Menzies BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    Starring Jared Harris (Chernobyl), Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) and Tobias Menzies (The Crown), The Terror is inspired by the British Royal Navy's real life expedition into uncharted territory as the crew attempts to discover the fabled Northwest Passage. Finding instead a monstrous, gothic horror that stalks the boats and the minds of the men in a desperate game of survival, the men are forced to face their worst fears. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, the crew must simultaneously battle the elements, the supernatural and eventually themselves to try to overcome the true Terror. This is the UK listing with English language with English subtitles
    Raw

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    • Grave

    Raw is a 2016 France / Belgium horror by Julia Ducournau.
    Starring Garance Marillier and Ella Rumpf and Rabah Nait Oufella. BBFC link 2020  IMDb

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

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Strict vegetarian Justine faces a merciless onslaught of hazing rituals during her first week at veterinary school. One of these is the eating of raw meat and desperate to fit in she can't refuse. This taste of flesh not only compromises her principles but awakens an uncontrollable craving with horrific consequences.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • The Girl Can't Help It: a new interview with Actor Garance Marillier
    • Making Ends Meat: a new interview with Producer Jean des Forets
    • New audio commentary by film critic Alexandra West
    • Audio Commentary with Julia Ducournau and film critic Emma Westwood
    • In the Name of Raw: an interview with Director Julia Ducournau
    • A Family Affair: a new video essay by film critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
    • Raw Votre Got featurette with Julia Ducournau & film critic Emma Westwood
    • Quick Bites with Julia Ducournau & film critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
    • Genre Matters Panel Discussion
    • Australian Premiere Introduction
    • Australian Premiere Q&A with Julia Ducournau and Kier-La Janisse
    • Alternative opening, deleted scenes, trailers

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    • Rigid slipcase
    • Perfect-bound booklet with new essays by Hannah Woodhead and Emma Westwood plus interview with Julia Ducournau by Lou Thomas
    • 3 collectors' art cards
    Central Park

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    Central Park is a 2017 USA horror thriller by Justin Reinsilber
    Starring Justin Reinsilber, Grace Van Patten and Justiin A. Davis BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Six high school students prepare for a night of fun. School is boring, family life is unbearable, so they have turned Central Park into their 'spot'. Unbeknownst to them, a revenge-seeking executioner prepares to kill them off one by one to pay for the sins of the father.
    Forget Everything and Run

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    Forget Everything and Run is a USA action horror thriller by Geoff Reisner (co-director), Jason Tobias (co-director)
    Starring Marci Miller, Jason Tobias and Danny Ruiz BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Summary Notes

    When a terrifying pathogen is released, one family will fight to save their children against a band of marauders, hellbent on revenge.

    A Soldier's Revenge

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    A Soldier's Revenge is a 2020 USA western by Michael Feifer
    Starring Neal Bledsoe, Rob Mayes and Savannah Judy BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong violence, language, domestic abuse:

    Promotional Material

    Frank Connor is a Civil War hero turned bounty hunter who spends his time polishing off whiskey and tracking down fugitives for small change. When two children turn up on his doorstep, desperate for his help to find their missing mother, Frank finds that he must face up to his past and head towards a showdown with a notorious Major with whom he has an old score to settle.
     

     

     

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    The Mortuary Collection

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    The Mortuary Collection is a 2019 USA horror fantasy by Ryan Spindell
    Starring Tristan Byon, Eden Campbell and Hannah R. Loyd IMDb

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

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    Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord who was entombed on Earth millions of years ago after a failed attempt to destroy the universe. They nickname the evil creature Psycho Goreman (or PG for short) and use the magical amulet they discovered to force him to obey their childish whims. It isn't long before PG's reappearance draws the attention of intergalactic friends and foes from across the cosmos, and a rogues' gallery of alien combatants converges in small-town suburbia to battle for the fate of the galaxy.

    Bonus Features:

    • Director Commentary
    • Interviews with the Cast and Crew
    • Fight Choreography
    • The Music of PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN
    • Behind the Scenes Featurettes
    • Concept Art Gallery
    • PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN Trading Cards Gallery
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    At Night Comes Wolves

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    At Night Comes Wolves is a 2021 USA horror thriller by Tj Marine
    Starring Colleen Elizabeth Miller, Joe Bongiovanni and Madeleine Heil IMDb

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

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    In this unnerving tale about misogyny, fate, and sexism comes a story about a woman who is about to change the world forever. After Leah Shaffer finally leaves her emotionally manipulative husband, she finds a friend in a drifter whom she quickly feels a deep connection with. The drifter introduces Leah to a prodigal chemist, and Leah learns her new friends are all that is left of a doomsday cult that disbanded years earlier. Together, the new trio is about to change the world, but before they can reveal their secrets, they have to tie up loose ends with Leah's husband-- and their ex-leader.
    Memories of Murder

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    Memories of Murder is a 2021 film by Joon-ho Bong and Bong Joon-ho
    Starring Song Jae-Ho, Song Kang-ho and Byun Hee-bong

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2021 The Criterion Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 20th April 2021
    • 2021 The Criterion Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 20th April 2021

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    In his breakthrough second feature, Bong Joon Ho explodes the conventions of the policier with thrillingly subversive, genre-defying results. Based on the true story of a string of serial killings that rocked a rural community in the 1980s, Memories of Murder stars New Korean Cinema icon Song Kang Ho as the local officer who reluctantly joins forces with a seasoned Seoul detective (Kim Sang Kyung) to investigate the crimes--leading each man on a wrenching, yearslong odyssey of failure and frustration that will drive him to the existential edge. Combining a gripping procedural with a vivid social portrait of the everyday absurdity of life under military rule, Bong fashions a haunting journey into ever-deepening darkness that begins as a black-comic satire and ends as a soul-shattering encounter with the abyss.

    Director-Approved Two-DVD Special Edition Features - New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Kim Hyung Ku and approved by director Bong Joon Ho - Two 2009 commentaries featuring Bong and members of the cast and crew, plus a new commentary featuring critic Tony Rayns - New program featuring filmmaker Guillermo del Toro - New interview with Bong about the real-life serial killer who inspired the film - Documentary from 2004 on the making of the film - Deleted scenes, with optional audio commentary by Bong - New program about the use of sound in Bong's work, featuring film scholar Jeff Smith - Incoherence, a 1994 student film by Bong, with a new introduction by the director - Teaser, trailer, and TV spot - PLUS: An essay by critic and novelist Ed Park

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    I Start Counting, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Bong Joon Ho Collection


    Link Here 21st April 2021

    UK flagReleased on 19th April 2021

    I Start Counting

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    I Start Counting is a 1969 UK thriller by David Greene
    Starring Jenny Agutter, Bryan Marshall and Clare Sutcliffe BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex references, threat, sexual threat, nudity:

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    In a rapidly modernising English town, a psychopathic murderer is on the loose terrorising the young women of the local community. Fourteen year old Wynne (Jenny Agutter) begins to suspect that George (Bryan Marshall), her adoptive stepbrother who she's infatuated with, is the perpetrator. But could he really be responsible for such horrific crimes?

    Presented in a new 2K restoration, David Greene's much sought-after British thriller is a gripping, cult classic of late-1960s cinema and the latest addition to the BFI Flipside collection.

    Featuring a stand-out performance from Agutter and contributions from cult icons writer Richard Harris ( The Avengers ), production designer Brian Eatwell ( Walkabout ) and composer Basil Kirchin (Primitive London), I Start Counting is a haunting coming-of-age tale like no other.

    Special Features:

    • Scanned & restored in 2K from the 35mm interpositive
    • An Apprentice with a Master's Ticket (2021): acclaimed screenwriter Richard Harris looks back over an eclectic career in television and film, ranging from The Avengers to A Touch of Frost
    • Worlds Within Worlds (2021): Jonny Trunk, founder of cult label Trunk Records, revisits the life and art of ambient music pioneer Basil Kirchin
    • I Start Building (1942-59, 26 mins): a selection of rare archive films recalling the 'New Town' dream
    • Danger on Dartmoor (1980, 57 mins): plucky kids face peril in this full-length Children's Film Foundation bonus feature, written by Audrey Erskine Lindop
    • Don't Be Like Brenda (1973, 8 mins): the perennial problem of teenage promiscuity is explored in this cautionary film designed for adolescent viewers
    • Audio commentary by film historian Samm Deighan
    • A Kickstart: Jenny Agutter Remembers I Start Counting (2020, 20 mins)
    • Loss of Innocence: A Video Essay on I Start Counting by Chris O Neill (2020, 8 mins)
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery
    • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with a new essay on the film by the BFI's Jo Botting and writing on the cast and director by Jon Dear
    Tsumugi - The Secret in the Attic

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    This is a Japanese Pink Eiga softcore double bill

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

    • 2021 Salvation Films [Tsumugi + The Secret in the Attic] R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 19th April 2021
    • 2021 Salvation Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon #ad

    Tsumugi is a 2019 Japan adult short film by
    Starring Saya Anri BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There is an edited version, and 2 versions were submitted to the BBFC. It is not clear which version is released here
    The Secret in the Attic is a 2005 Japan mystery by Minoru Inao (as Akira Fukamachi)
    Starring Hotaru Hazuki, Kozue Ikeda and Seiji Nakamitsu BBFC link 2020 IMDb
    There is an edited version and presumably an unedited version. It is not clear which version is released here.

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    TSUMUGI A disturbing Japanese youth drama centred on a teenage girl, Tsumugi (Sora Aoi), a coquettish and sensual teenager who is attracted to an older man and a boy her own age, forming a bizarre triangle between the three. An erotic, mildly sadomasochistic and very risque film that focusses on Aoi, whose powerful sexuality and impish personality totally dominate the film.

    SECRET IN THE ATTIC A beautiful woman marries a wealthy man and, at first, they have a happy marriage with her new husband proving to be an enthusiastic lover. Soon their romance cools, and the woman discovers that it is because of something, or someone, hidden in the attic that her husband sneaks up to every night.

    Sexy Time Trip Ninjas

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    Sexy Time Trip Ninjas is a 1984 Japan comedy Sci-Fi film by Yjir Takita
    Starring Yka Takemura, Arisa Shindo and Yko Aoki BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, sexual violence:

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    Academy Award Winner Yjir Takita ( Departures ) directs this hilarious and sexy ninja adventure! Sasuke the Ninja is tasked with finding a hidden treasure that will reestablish his clan. His only obstacle is the sexy ninja Kagero, who wants the riches for her rival clan. When they fall through a rift in time to 1980s Tokyo, they must put aside their differences and use their wits - and bodies - to survive!

    Extras: Stills Gallery, Original trailer, Salvation trailers

    Urban Legend Trilogy

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    Urban Legend Trilogy is a film set by Jamie Blanks...
    Starring Jared Leto, Alicia Witt and Rebecca Gayheart

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously the set was an aggregate 18 rating:

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    Camp fire stories aren't real – are they? Someone thinks they are and, in Urban Legend, they pick off their victims using those apparently apocryphal yarns as a template. The killing continues in Urban Legend: Final Cut, with a new killer – and new inspirations. And if your nerves can handle it, Urban Legend: Bloody Mary places a fresh, terrifying, spin on some old, old tales.

    Even better than listening to spooky old stories ("...the call is coming from INSIDE the house..."), these three films are modern slasher classics. 88 Films are proud to present the complete Urban Legend trilogy on UK Blu-ray for the first time, completely uncut.

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

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    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 USA / Germany crime comedy by Jay Roach.
    Starring Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley and Michael York. Melon Farmers linkYoutube link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    A princess Di joke was cut by the distributors for 15 rated 1997 cinema release. Later uncut on 15 rated UK home video. The rating was reduced to 12 in 2021. Cut for an MPAA PG-13 rating in the US.
    UK: Passed 12 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for moderate sex references, nudity, comic violence, discrimination:

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    In 1967, fashion photographer by day and super-agent by night Austin Powers (Mike Myers) is on the verge of catching his arch-nemesis, Dr. Evil (also Myers), when the latter has himself cryogenically frozen. Following suit, Powers unthaws thirty years later in the '90s to find Evil threatening the world once more. Can Powers recover from his culture shock in time to battle his old foe? With the help of sexy sidekick Vanessa Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley), he just might.

    Featuring a huge ensemble cast including Will Ferrell, Seth Green, Carrie Fisher, Christian Slater, Priscilla Presley and Burt Bacharach, this hilarious and iconic spy movie parody, written by and starring Mike Myers, is undeniably groovy, baby!

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    * Austin & Vanessa Character Featurette
    * B-Roll
    * TV Spots and Clips
    * Character Soundbites
    * Ming Tea "BBC" Music Video
    * HD 1080 Colour
    * 5.1 DTS-HD MA Soundtrack

    For the Sake of Vicious

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    For the Sake of Vicious is a 2020 Canada action horror mystery by Gabriel Carrer, Reese Eveneshen
    Starring Lora Burke, Nick Smyth and Colin Paradine BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

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    One night of violence she'll never forget.

    An unsuspecting nurse returns home for a night of relaxation after a hard day, only to discover that this is far from the reality which will unfold. It's Halloween night and her one game of trick or treat is about to get out of hand, as the arrival of a criminal and the man holding him hostage force their way into her home.

    Pulled into the drama, she must choose a side before it's too late. But things turn nuclear when the house comes under siege as wave after wave of violent mercenaries descend to free their captive boss.
    Portal

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    Portal is a 2021 USA Sci-Fi film by Saman Kesh, Jeff Desom
    Starring Kathy Khanh, Julianne Collins and Aric Floyd BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

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    Portal is captivating and visually-arresting sci-fi thriller that pushes the boundaries of science fiction storytelling. From the team that brought you V/H/S, Sea Fever and Becky, the film stars Josh Peck (Drake & Josh, Mean Creak), Wilson Bethel (Daredevil, Hart of Dixie) and Lina Esco (Kingdom, S.W.A.T.).

    When a number of mysterious, alien "doors" appear suddenly around the globe, individuals from all walks of life must come together to discover what these doors are, where they lead, and if we can-or should-attempt to cross to the other side.
    I Am Wolf

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    I Am Wolf is a 2020 USA horror thriller by Patrick Rea
    Starring Kristen Vaganos, Jennifer Seward and Manon Halliburton BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:

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    When Lisa is beaten by a sadistic small town sheriff and her deputies she finds herself left for dead in remote woods. As the moon rises she is attacked by a werewolf and bestowed supernatural powers, leaving her hungry for revenge on her assailants. But can she retain her humanity as her new animal instincts thirst for bloody revenge?
    Into the Labyrinth

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    Into The Labyrinth is a 2019 Italy horror mystery thriller by Donato Carrisi
    Starring Dustin Hoffman, Toni Servillo and Valentina Bell BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release
    UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:

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    A kidnapped girl is found 15 years after her abduction. A celebrated psychiatrist is trying to deal with her trauma and a retired detective who only has hours to live is ready to put it all on the line to find a vicious killer. Will he be able to succeed? And who is the real villain?  

    Bong Joon Ho Collection

    Bong Joon Ho Collection is a 2021 film set by Bong Joon Ho
    Starring Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee and Yeo-jeong Jo

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed aggregate 15:
    • 2021 Curzon Artificial Eye (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 19th April 2021

    Promotional Material

    This collection from the acclaimed South Korean director tracks the trajectory of his impressive and successful career. It includes his first feature Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), which garnered a cult following before achieving critical acclaim and commercial success with his subsequent three films, also included in the boxset: the subversive and darkly comic crime thriller Memories of Murder (2003), his breakout monster film The Host (2006) and his first majority-English language film, the sci-fi action thriller Snowpiercer (2013), starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton and Ed Harris. And of course, no Bong Joon Ho boxset would be complete without the BAFTA and Oscar Award-winning Parasite (2020) which took the world by storm becoming the first non-English language film ever to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. That's why we've not only included the original feature, but Parasite Black and White (2020) as well.

    The 7-disc Blu-ray boxset includes:

    Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) feature and trailer
    Memories of Murder (2003) feature and trailer
    The Host (2006) feature
    Mother (2009) feature
    Snowpiercer (2013) feature
    Parasite (2020) feature and x2 trailers
    Parasite Black and White (2020) feature and trailer

    Bonus Features:

    Parasite:
    Extra 1: Making of
    Extra 2: Deleted Scenes
    Extra 3: Director Q&A
    Extra 4: HOH & Audio description

     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Ironmaster, Hercules And The Captive Women, The Children, Killer Pinata


    Link Here 17th April 2021

    US flagReleased on  13th April 2021

    The Children

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    The Children is a 1980 USA Sci-Fi horror by Max Kalmanowicz.
    Starring Martin Shakar, Gil Rogers and Gale Garnett. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Exists as a standard version and an extended Director's Cut. The running time of this releases suggests that it is the Director's Cut.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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    A nuclear-plant leak turns a bus-load of children into murderous atomic zombies with black fingernails.
    Ironmaster

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    Ironmaster is a 1983 Italy / France action adventure by Umberto Lenzi (as Humphrey Milestone).
    Starring Sam Pasco, Elvire Audray and George Eastman. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC in 1986 for 15 rated VHS and again in 2017 for DVD/Blu-ray. Released 15 uncut in Denmark. Also released uncut in the US where it is MPA Unrated.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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    A tale that hurls you back to the dawn of human history! On his own, exiled tribesman Vudu (George Eastman; After the Fall of New York, Hands of Steel, Blastfighter) discovers how to fashion weapons out of iron and use them for his new tribe s survival and demolishing their enemies. When the new leader of his former tribe Ela (Sam Pasco) figures out how his clan can survive by creating their own iron, it becomes a battle to the death between two brutal forces! Who will win, and at what cost? Directed by Umberto Lenzi (Almost Human, Spasmo, Seven Blood Stained Shadows, Nightmare City), now watch this stone age fantasy classic in HD!

    Special Features:
    -2016 HD Master
    -Interviews with Director Umberto Lenzi, Star George Eastman and Art Director Massimo Antonello Geleng

    Willy's Wonderland

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    Willy's Wonderland is a 2021 USA action comedy horror by Kevin Lewis
    Starring Nicolas Cage, Emily Tosta and Beth Grant IMDb

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

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    A quiet loner, Nic Cage, finds himself stranded in a remote town when his car breaks down. Unable to pay for the repairs he needs, he agrees to spend the night cleaning Willy s Wonderland, an abandoned family fun center. But this wonderland has a dark secret that the The Janitor is about to discover. He soon finds himself trapped inside Willy's and locked in an epic battle with the possessed animatronic mascots that roam the halls. To survive, he must fight his way through each of them.
    Night Of The Eagles

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    • The Fall of the Eagles
    • La Chute des Aigles

    Night of the Eagles is a 1989 France / Belgium war drama by Jess Franco (as Jess Franco)
    Starring Christopher Lee, Ramon Estevez and Mark Hamill IMDb

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

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    From the studio that brought you ZOMBIE LAKE and PANTHER SQUAD and the director of FEMALE VAMPIRE and BARBED WIRE DOLLS, comes Jess Franco's NIGHT OF THE EAGLES, a stark WWII drama starring iconic genre actors Christopher Lee (HORROR OF DRACULA, THE BLOODY JUDGE) and Mark Hamill (STAR WARS). Lee plays Strauss, a wealthy German businessman whose comely, loving daughter Lillian (Alexandra Ehrlich) is torn between two lovers, Peter (Hamill) and Karl (Ramon Estevez, brother of Charlie Sheen). Unable to choose between her paramours, Lillian's life changes forever when her beaus are shipped off to fight on the frontlines and she is forced to take a job as dancehall singer in a sordid nightclub. With her country and its people torn to pieces by the ravages of war and her once prosperous father relegated to poverty and despair, Lillian must make unthinkable choices in the name of survival.

    A sober, sophisticated and far less exploitative latter-day offering from Franco, NIGHT OF THE EAGLES (also released as FALL OF THE EAGLES and WAR SONG) is one of Eurocine's most ambitious pictures, made shortly after the studio's perverse 1988 Franco masterpiece FACELESS, and boasts handsome production design, authentic costumes, bloody battles and a magnetic supporting performance by Lee as a man who helplessly watches as his dreams unravel. Full Moon is proud to present this underrated, unique Franco film on Blu-ray for the first time in America, totally uncut and remastered from the original 35mm camera negative.

    Bonus features include: Full Moon Features Trailers

    House Of Cruel Dolls

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    House Of Cruel Dolls is a 1974 France / Italy thriller by Pierre Chevalier (as Peter Knight)
    Starring Sandra Julien, Silvia Solar and Magda Mundari IMDb

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

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    UNCUT & REMASTERED

    Her Prison Was Hell!

    The Lost Eurocine Sexploitation Classic! Uncut and Remastered! From the studio that brought you OASIS OF THE LOST GIRLS and ZOMBIE LAKE and the director of THE INVISIBLE DEAD and PANTHER SQUAD comes the ultra-obscure, wildly sleazy shocker HOUSE OF CRUEL DOLLS, perhaps the most messed up movie in the vast Eurocine library! Also released as THE HOUSE OF LOST DOLLS (among many other international titles), Pierre Chevalier's outrageously vulgar melodrama is a horny hybrid of existing European exploitation films spliced together with new footage to tell the tale of Yvette (Magda Mundari) who, after being liberated from a life of sex slavery in the titular barbaric bordello, tells her sordid story in flashback. Jack Taylor (Jess Franco's FEMALE VAMPIRE and SUCCUBUS) also stars as an intrepid secret agent (in footage shoehorned in from the '60s spy thriller AGENTE SIGMA 3: MISSION GOLDWATHER) while sexploitation starlets Silvia Solar (CANNIBAL TERROR) and Sandra Jullien (Jean Rollin's SHIVER OF THE VAMPIRES) also show up to the patchwork party. Filled to the freak-out point with nudity, violence and all-around bad behavior, HOUSE OF CRUEL DOLLS is one of the most shameless, mind-melting films ever assembled, available now from Full Moon for the first time in North America, fully uncut and remastered from the original negative. Come and hang out with the cruel dolls...you'll never be the same again!

    Concrete Plans

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    Concrete Plans is a 2020 UK thriller by Will Jewell.
    Starring Goran Bogdan and Kevin Guthrie and Chris Reilly. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Summary Notes

    High in the remote Welsh mountains, five builders are brought together to renovate a sprawling old farmhouse. Housed in mouldy portacabins, tensions soon simmer between the men and the self-entitled aristocratic homeowner, as well as amongst the rag tag group of men themselves. World-weary old timer Dave and kindly Foreman Bob try to keep the peace. But his nephew Steve falls under the malign influence of bigot Jim, the pair taking a dislike to Viktor, a Ukranian labourer. As the weather closes in and payments are late, tempers fray. Blood is spilled. As the blue-collar men are confronted with an increasingly dark spiral of moral choices, Jim makes an astonishing proposition.

    The Basher Box Set

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    The Basher Box Set is a double bill

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for: The Prodigal Boxer is a 1972 Taiwan / Hong Kong action drama by Yang-Ming Tsai
    Starring Fei Meng, Lin-Lin Li and Yasuaki Kurata IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    The Awaken Punch is a 1973 Hong Kong action drama by Lung-Hsiang Fang
    Starring Yung Henry Yu, Pui-San Auyeung and Feng Tien IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.

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    In a 1973 film that bares many similarities to Bruce Lee's debut film The Big Boss, The Awaken Punch's Henry Yu Yang plays an altruistic fighter who begins to build a name for himself as he violently cleans up a town from within its more seedier elements. But when he must abide by a promise to his dying father to give up his fighting ways, he will be faced with a new challenge in the arrival of the knife-throwing master Tien Feng (Fist of Fury) and his gang. With action from the legendary Yuen Woo-Ping (Matrix, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and a cameo from a young Jackie Chan and others, this basher is the epitome of the Punch and Block violence that began a long trend within Martial Arts cinema. USA aka title: Fury of the Black Belt.

    The Prodigal Boxer (1972) is an early take on the legend of martial artist Fong Sai-Yuk (later to be portrayed by the likes of Jet Li and Alexander Fu-Sheng), here played by Mang Fei. Once Fong Inadvertently kills a student of the rival school run by Iron Hand Tan (Kurata Yasuaki), this action leads to a series of near death confrontations between the men concluding in a tournament battle of the ages. Choreographed by Shaw Brothers' Lau Kar-Wing (the brother of the great Gordon Liu and Lau Kar-Leung) this film represents the brawling style of the time as well as the genesis of the more stylistic Shapes trend of martial arts action that would soon follow.

    Bonus features include: Essays on the Basher genre within Kung Fu Cinema History, Audio Commentary on The Prodigal Boxer with actor/director Michael Worth and Clones Cast/Cinema Bushido host Matthew Whittaker, Creative Chaos: The Basher Genre: an interview with Michael Worth and Action Choreographer John Kreng, Original Theatrical Trailers to both films

    Dynasty

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    Dynasty is a 1977 Taiwan / Hong Kong action drama by Mei-Chun Chang
    Starring Tao-Liang Tan, Ying Bai and Kang Chin BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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    Fully Restored in 3-D by 3-D Film Archive! When an emperor s son is accused of treason against the throne, he ends up in a fight for his life against all comers. Directed by Mei-Chun Chang (Revenge of the Shogun Women), this pop-out martial-arts spectacular stars Bobby Ming, Tao-Liang Tan, Kang Chin, David Wei Tang and Ying Bai, who was given an award for Best Supporting Actor at the 1977 Golden Horse Film Festival. This special edition is the first 3-D Film Archive release in Compatible 3-D, so you can view it on any system. The package has both BD3D polarized AND anaglyphic (red/cyan) 3-D versions, and contains one pair of anaglyphic 3-D glasses with information on how to acquire additional glasses.

    Special Features:

    • -The House of Terror - Restored 1953 3-D Comic Book
    • -Two Stereo Slide Presentations from 10-Time Emmy Award Winning Writer Eric Drysdale: 'Sold on Stereo, Commercial 3D in the 1950s' and 'Inside a Mid-century Department Store'
    • -'Go Away I Like You Too Much' 3-D Music Video from The Simple Carnival by Jeff Boller -Super-Touch Lens System Featurette by 3-D Expert Mike Ballew, Produced by Joe Tiberio -Restored 4 channel Quadrophonic Sound
    • -1 Pair of Anaglyphic 3-D Glasses with Information on How to Acquire Additional Glasses
    • -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    • -Optional English Subtitles
    Hercules And The Captive Women

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    Hercules And The Captive Women is a 1961 Italy / France action fantasy adventure by Vittorio Cottafavi.
    Starring Reg Park, Fay Spain and Ettore Manni. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated 1962 cinema release. Uncut on UK 1986 VHS. Shortened in the US. This release seems to be the shortened US version.

    US: The Shortened US Version is MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2021 Film Detective Limited Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 13th April 2021
    • 2021 Film Detective Limited Edition R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 13th April 2021

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    COULD SHE SUBDUE THIS GIANT OF A MAN WITH HER SORCERY?

    Originally released in 1961 as ''Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide'' in Italy, ''Hercules and the Captive Women'' is the updated US version released for audiences in 1963. Follow the chronicles of Hercules with Reg Park in his Hercules film debut! Action packed from the beginning, Hercules encounters Ismene (Laura Altan) when he must save her from a shape-shifting creature -- and that's just the beginning! Ismene then brings Hercules to Atlantis where they come face to face with the evil Queen Antinea (Fay Spain), Ismene's mother, and try to prevent her dreams of world conquest. Will Hercules prevail?

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Full Feature, Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K): Hercules and the Captive Women
  • Hercules and The Conquest of Cinema: A Swords and Sandals Documentary
  • Audio Commentary by film critic, Tim Lucas
  • The Duel of the Titans: full color insert booklet with an essay by C. Courtney Joyner
  • Introduction by MST3K writer and co-star, Frank Conniff
  • Killer Pinata

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    • Killer Piata

    Killer Pinata is a 2015 USA comedy horror by Stephen Tramontana
    Starring Amelie Acevedo, Elias Acevedo and Ryan Aldrich IMDb

    Exists as an original version and a Director's Cut
    US: The Director's Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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    A possessed piata, seeking to avenge the savagery that humanity has inflicted on his kind, picks off a group of friends, one by one, in an unending night of terror! To celebrate the fifth anniversary of this cult horror-comedy smash hit KILLER PIATA is giving fans what they want by returning to stores with the first Blu-ray release in years.

    This special edition set includes an updated cut of the movie with a shorter running time and more action-packed pace, revised color grade, and brand new sound mix from the original elements. Loaded with bonus materials, this disc is a must for fans of the film!

    Bonus features include: Director's Interviews, Bloopers & Deleted Scenes, Special directors cut, with revised sound mix and color grading, Making-Of Documentary, Audio Commentary

    Leap of Faith - William Friedkin on the Exorcist

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    Leap of Faith - William Friedkin on the Exorcist is a 2019 USA documentary by Alexandre O. Philippe
    Starring William Friedkin IMDb

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

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    LEAP OF FAITH is a complete dissection and sweeping examination of the award-winning genre classic The Exorcist. Explore the uncharted depths of William Friedkin's mind's eye, the nuances of his filmmaking process, and the mysteries of faith and fate that helped shape his life and filmography, as told by the man himself.

    BONUS FEATURES
  • Master Class by William Friedkin, moderated by Alexandre O. Philippe from Fantastic Film School at 2020 BIFAN
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    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Monster Hunters, Meatball Machine, Silent Action


    Link Here 15th April 2021

    UK flagReleased on 12th April 2021

    Meatball Machine

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    Meatball Machine is a 2005 Japan action Sci-Fi horror by Yudai Yamaguchi,Jun'ichi Yamamoto
    Starring Issey Takahashi,Aoba Kawai,Kenichi Kawasaki BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:

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    When Sachiko is infected and transformed, it's up to her lover Yoji, who himself is already half-infected, to save her with his new-found mutated state and deadly weapons growing out from his body.

    Part tragic love story, part body horror, MEATBALL MACHINE is an extreme steam punk gore fest which has stood the test of time since its first release and has since spawned a sequel MEATBALL MACHINE: KODOKU.

    Fans of MEATBALL MACHINE will love to own this special collectible Blu-ray edition of this film.

    Extras:

  • Exclusive new director interview
  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • 'Reject of Death' - short film
  • 'What's about Doi' - short film
  • Illustration build-up
  • Trailer: Original Meatball Machine trailer
  • Trailer: Meatball Machine: Kodoku
  • Audio commentary by Issei Takahashi, Yudai Yamaguchi and Yoshihiro Nishimura
  • Keita Amemiya / Shinichi Hiromoto - Concept Designs
  • Images Gallery
  • Silent Action

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    Silent Action is a 1975 Italy action crime drama by Sergio Martino
    Starring Luc Merenda, Mel Ferrer and Delia Boccardo BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

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    From maverick filmmaker Sergio Martino (Torso) comes his most explosive and provocative film, Silent Action.

    When high-ranking military officials turn up dead, all from apparent suicides or suspicious accidents, it's down to Inspector Giorgio Solmi (Luc Merenda, The Violent Professionals) to find out what's happened to them. Aided by Captain Mario Sperli (Tomas Milian, Almost Human), the two men soon find themselves during a deadly political scandal that threatens to bring Rome to its knees.

    Making its global HD debut, Fractured Visions are proud to present Silent Action (A.K.A. The Police Accuse: The Secret Service Kill), a bold and uncompromising take on a startling true story, lovingly restored and featuring a host of new bonus material.

    Extras and Special Features:

    • 2K Restoration from the Original Camera Negative
    • Original Italian Mono Audio with newly translated English subtitles
    • Newly Remastered English Mono Audio
    • Audio Commentary with Tough-guy film expert Mike Malloy
    • The Age of Lead: 1970s Italy
    • Directing the Strategy: A interview with Director Sergio Martino
    • Luc Unleashed: A interview with Actor Luc Merenda
    • Sergio and I: A interview with Composer Luciano Michelini
    • Archival interview with Luc Merenda
    • Archival featurette: The Milian Connection
    The Devil's Machine

    Link Here

    The Devil's Machine is a 2019 UK horror by Lawrie Brewster
    Starring Jamie Scott Gordon, Jonathan Hansler and Alexandra Hulme BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Antique expert Brendon Cole is sent to authenticate "The Inferno Princess", a 300-year-old clockwork doll with a notorious history. In the Scottish mansion where it was discovered, Brendon soon finds himself a victim of the automaton's legendary curse and fighting for his life in the remote Scottish Highlands.
    Final Days

    Link Here

    Final Days is a 2020 USA horror thriller by Johnny Martin
    Starring Tyler Posey, Summer Spiro and Donald Sutherland BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    A world in chaos, a pandemic left unchecked and humanity on the brink of extinction... This is no time to be alone!

    As a deadly virus turns humanity into bloodthirsty plague carriers, it's a fight for survival. Aiden (TYLER POSEY - TEEN WOLF) awakes to discover the world he knew overnight has become an apocalyptic nightmare. Locked in his apartment alone, he soon begins to lose all sense of time and as food runs out he must face the world in order to survive...

    Is there anyone out there and can they in turn be trusted?

    Also starring SUMMER SPIRO (WESTWORLD) and DONALD SUTHERLAND (THE HUNGER GAMES).

    Monster Hunters

    Link Here

    Monster Hunters is a 2020 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Brendan Petrizzo
    Starring Tom Sizemore, Anthony Jensen and Connie Jo Sechrist BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There is a slightly extended version where you see the alien beheading a few frames longer. You also see the alien gush blue goo when it gets killed in the end instead of a blue mist.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gory violence, threat:

    Promotional Material

    When an alien prison ship crash lands in the California desert, it unleashes a deadly parade of hideous and savage creatures. Now the only hope of stopping the aliens rests with a secret branch of the government, specializing in alien weaponry. But with the team untested in actual combat, the battle for Earth will be brutal.

     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Blastfighter


    Link Here 10th April 2021

    US flagReleased on 6th April 2021

    Shadow in the Cloud

    Link Here

    Shadow in the Cloud is a 2020 New Zealand action war horror by Roseanne Liang.
    Starring Chlo Grace Moretz and Nick Robinson and Callan Mulvey. IMDb

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

    Summary Notes

    A female WWII pilot traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence on board the flight.

    The Reckoning

    Link Here

    The Reckoning is a 2020 UK action historical horror by Neil Marshall
    Starring Charlotte Kirk, Sean Pertwee and Steven Waddington IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    After losing her husband during the Great Plague, Grace Haverstock (Charlotte Kirk) is unjustly accused of being a witch and placed in the custody of England's most ruthless witch-hunter, Judge Moorcroft (Sean Pertwee). Forced to endure physical and emotional torture while steadfastly maintaining her innocence, Grace must face her own inner demons as the Devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.

    BONUS FEATURES
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Blastfighter

    Link Here

    Blastfighter is a 1984 Italy / France action crime mystery by Lamberto Bava (as John Old Jr).
    Starring Michael Sopkiw, Valentina Forte and George Eastman. Melon Farmers link   BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 1986 VHS. Uncut for 2015 UK home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    Michael Sopkiw (After the Fall of New York, Devil Fish) stars in this Southern-fried action thriller as an embittered cop just released from prison after serving a lengthy term for killing the man who had murdered his wife. Wishing for a peaceful, serene change of pace and a chance to catch up with his daughter (Valentina Forte, Cut and Run), he moves to rural Georgia to live off the land. Alas, this pastoral existence is short-lived thanks to a sleazy group of poachers who supply an even sleazier scientist with live animals for sadistic biological experiments. Armed with the superweapon Blastfighter, he goes on a bloody rampage against the poachers in this classic Italian revenge movie, also starring George Eastman (Ironmaster, The Grim Reaper, Rabid Dogs) and genre favorites Massimo Vanni (Zombie 3) and Ottaviano Dell Acqua (Zombie). Now watch this Quentin Tarantino approved slice of drive-in mayhem from director Lamberto Bava (Demons, A Blade in the Dark) in high-octane HD!

    Special Features:
    -Audio Commentary with Star Michael Sopkiw, Moderated by Nathaniel Thompson
    -New Interviews with Stars Michael Sopkiw and George Eastman, Director Lamberto Bava and Director of Photography Gianlorenzo Battaglia
    -Trailer
    -Region A/B/C

    Death Has Blue Eyes

    Link Here

    Death Has Blue Eyes is a 1976 Greece action Sci-Fi thriller by Nico Mastorakis
    Starring Jessica Dublin, Maria Aliferi and Peter Winter BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Death Has Blue Eyes is a gripping paranormal action thriller with shades of giallo from the director of the cult classic video nasty Island of Death (1976).

    When local gigolo Chess (Chris Nomikos) greets his vacationing friend Bob Kovalski (Peter Winter) at Athens airport, the pair embark on a string of scams and erotic dalliances that eventually lead them into contact with an elegant wealthy woman, Geraldine Steinwetz (Jessica Dublin), and her glamorous daughter Christine (Maria Aliferi). Geraldine blackmails the two cheeky bachelor boys into acting as bodyguards for Christine, whom it transpires has telepathic abilities and has had her eye on them for some time. After fleeing from a series of assassination attempts, it soon becomes clear that Geraldine herself might not be quite whom she seems, as the two young men find themselves caught up in a political conspiracy of international dimensions.

    In his debut feature, maverick filmmaker Nico Mastorakis presents us with a generous meze of non-stop car, bike and helicopter chases, a bevy of beautiful girls with guns, sensational softcore sex scenes, psychic thrills and Cold War political intrigue set against the picturesque landscapes of 70s Greece, all presented for the very first time in a new HD master in both widescreen and full-frame versions.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from the original camera negative approved by the director
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Two versions of the film: the widescreen 1.85:1 version and the full-frame 1.33:1 version
  • Original mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Exclusive new interview featurette with Nico Mastorakis
  • Exclusive new interview with actress Maria Aliferi
  • Dancing with Death : tracks from the Death Has Blue Eyes original soundtrack
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing by Julian Grainger

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    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Opera, Blue Thunder, Wake of Death


    Link Here 7th April 2021

    UK flagReleased on 5th April 2021

    Paintball Massacre

    Link Here

    Paintball Massacre is a 2020 UK comedy horror by Darren Berry
    Starring Katy Brand, Lee Latchford-Evans and Robert Portal BBFC link 2020   IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Old school friends attend a paintball trip miles away from civilisation. The last game goes horribly wrong with a cold-blooded masked killer on the loose. They try to track back to base camp to call for help, unintentionally getting split up along the way. There are blood, guts, fire and explosions whilst each meets their gruesome untimely death that links to their profession. Will anyone survive?

    Paintball Massacre is a true British dark comedy horror at its finest, starring Lee Latchford-Evans from Steps and comedian Katy Brand. Providing suspense, gore and a few laughs along the way.

    Opera

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    Opera is a 1987 Italy horror mystery thriller by Dario Argento.
    Starring Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson and Urbano Barberini. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    The film was cut in the US for an R rating and further cut by the BBFC for 1990 18 rated cinema and 1991 VHS release. The uncut International Version was passed 18 by the BBFC for 2002 DVD and is MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    Cult Films is proud to bring you this gore-soaked terror classic in a stunning new 2K restoration, with colour regrading carried out under instruction from the maestro himself and in reference to his own, preferred, original cinema print.

    Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA) returns to Cult Films with this breath-taking new restoration of his visionary horror masterpiece OPERA. Splattered with stylistic bloodshed and soaring cinematography, OPERA shows Italy's master of horror at the very height of his game.

    When young understudy Betty takes the lead role in a new operatic production of Verdi's Macbeth, she soon attracts the attention of a knife-wielding psycho who forces her to watch - with eyes pinned open - as he brutally despatches her friends and colleagues with sadistic delight. Can Betty free herself from this unending nightmare or does a more terrifying fate await? OPERA is a ravishing return to the giallo style Argento made his name with, awash with black-gloved killers, lavish bloodletting and the director's expressionistic Grand Guignol excess.

    Extras :

  • 'Aria of Fear' -- a brand new candid interview with director Dario Argento, revisiting his work from a fresh viewpoint
  • 'Opera Backstage' -- a unique behind the scenes documentary about Dario Argento directing Opera
  • Restoration featurette -- from raw scan to the regarded, restored, and reframed final frame
  • New improved English subtitles for the Italian audio
  • Blue Thunder

    Link Here

    Blue Thunder is a 1983 USA action crime thriller by John Badham
    Starring Roy Scheider, Warren Oates and Candy Clark Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    Exists as a theatrical version and a shortened version.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut:

    Promotional Material

    Blue Thunder is a helicopter specially modified for police work, but is armed and designed to counter street insurgencies. It's makers want to show what it will do, but have to train a Los Angeles Police pilot Frank Murphy, to fly and use it in order to allow it to operate in the city.

    Amazon Hot Box

    Amazon Hot Box is a 2018 USA action film by James Bickert (as James Anthony Bickert).
    Starring Ellie Church and Tristan Risk and Kelsey Carlisle. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, sex, nudity, sexualised violence:

    Promotional Material

    An innocent college student who is in South America to save the turtles is tossed into a jungle hellhole. Here she must fight for her life against an evil depraved wardress in the style of Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS, perverse psycho inmates, voodoo experiments and the incredible torture machine. Evocative of WIP (Women in Prison) sleaze epics like Violence in a Women s Prison and Bare Behind Bars, Amazon Hot Box still manages brilliantly to bring its own take to the WIP genre. Featuring just about every perversion and known nastiness, this is a genuine must have for exploitation fans and a future WIP classic!

    Extras: Stills Gallery, Original trailer, Salvation trailers

    Death Has Blue Eyes

    Death Has Blue Eyes is a 1976 Greece action Sci-Fi thriller by Nico Mastorakis
    Starring Jessica Dublin, Maria Aliferi and Peter Winter BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity:

    Promotional Material

    Death Has Blue Eyes is a gripping paranormal action thriller with shades of giallo from the director of the cult classic video nasty Island of Death (1976). When local gigolo Chess (Chris Nomikos) greets his vacationing friend Bob Kovalski (Peter Winter) at Athens airport, the pair embark on a string of scams and erotic dalliances that eventually lead them into contact with an elegant wealthy woman, Geraldine Steinwetz (Jessica Dublin), and her glamorous daughter Christine (Maria Aliferi). Geraldine blackmails the two cheeky bachelor boys into acting as bodyguards for Christine, whom it transpires has telepathic abilities and has had her eye on them for some time. After fleeing from a series of assassination attempts, it soon becomes clear that Geraldine herself might not be quite whom she seems, as the two young men find themselves caught up in a political conspiracy of international dimensions.

    In his debut feature, maverick filmmaker Nico Mastorakis presents us with a generous meze of non-stop car, bike and helicopter chases, a bevy of beautiful girls with guns, sensational softcore sex scenes, psychic thrills and Cold War political intrigue set against the picturesque landscapes of 70s Greece, all presented for the very first time in a new HD master in both widescreen and full-frame versions.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from the original camera negative approved by the director
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Two versions of the film: the widescreen 1.85:1 version and the full-frame 1.33:1 version
  • Original mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Exclusive new interview featurette with Nico Mastorakis
  • Exclusive new interview with actress Maria Aliferi
  • Dancing with Death : tracks from the Death Has Blue Eyes original soundtrack
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing by Julian Grainger

  • Wake of Death

    Wake of Death is a 2004 UK / France / Germany / Spain / South Africa action adventure drama by Philippe Martinez
    Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Simon Yam and Philip Tan BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Uncut in the UK but the film was cut in Germany.

    In the US: Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence:
    • 2021 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 5th April 2021
    • 2021 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 5th April 2021

    Promotional Material

    A pulse-pounding, gritty revenge thriller starring action superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme and Ip Man's Simon Yam: ex-mob enforcer Ben Archer (Van Damme) is ready to give up his life of crime and settle down to family life. But when his wife, Cynthia, attempts to help a Chinese refugee girl, bringing her into their home, a new war is inadvertently triggered.

    Discovering his wife brutally murdered and their son disappeared without a trace, Ben joins forces once again with his old underworld friends, embarking on a bloody vendetta to punish the Chinese Triad gang responsible.

    Extras:
    LIMITED RUN - 3000
    Exclusive A3 Poster
    Original Making Of Featurette
    HD 1080 Colour
    5.1 DTS-HD MA Soundtrack

    Come True

    Come True is a 2020 Canada Sci-Fi horror by Anthony Scott Burns
    Starring Julia Sarah Stone, Landon Liboiron and Carlee Ryski BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, horror, sex, bloody images:

    Promotional Material

    Plagued by nightmares, a troubled teenager signs up to a sleep disorder study. Hoping that will finally stop her sinister dreams, she unknowingly becomes the channel to a horrifying new discovery.

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Making Of featurette
  • Optional English subtitles for the hard of hearing
  • Truck Stop Women

    Truck Stop Women is a 1974 USA action crime drama by Mark L. Lester
    Starring Claudia Jennings, Lieux Dressler and John Martino BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1975. Uncut and 15 rated for 2021 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

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

    Promotional Material

    Mark L. Lester (Steel Arena, Class of 1984) directed this exploitation feature that treats sex, violence, and sensationalism with love and affection. The story concerns a bloody turf battle between Smith (John Martino, The Godfather), a mob hit man, and independent gun moll Anna (Lieux Dressler, Kingdom Of The Spiders) over Anna's prostitution and theft operation, originating out of a highway truck stop. Helping Anna to fight for her right to promote thievery and debauchery is her well-endowed daughter Rose (Claudia Jennings, Gator Bait). As the plot and plenty of flesh is revealed, Rose is coaxed to Smith's side of the field with the incitement of some long green, while the body count on both sides continues to rise. Now watch this drive-in classic, first time in widescreen and from a brand-new HD master!

    Extras:

     

    High Definition (1080p) Presentation in 2.55:1 Aspect Ratio
    2.0 DTS-HD MA Soundtrack
    Optional English SDH Subtitles
    Audio Commentary by Film Critic Kim Newman and Film-maker Sean Hogan
    Audio Commentary by Director / Producer Mark Lester
    Trucking with Mark Lester - Interview with Director / Producer Mark Lester

     




     


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