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Elvira's Haunted Hills -

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Elvira's Haunted Hills - is a 2001 US comedy horror by Sam Irvin
Starring Cassandra Peterson, Richard O'Brien and Mary Scheer IMDb

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

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In 1851, Elvira and her maid are en route to perform in Paris but inadvertently end up at the sinister Lord Vladimere Hellsubus' medieval castle. Bearing an uncanny resemblance to Vladimere's long-dead wife, Elvira learns of the Hellsubus curse and finds her life in danger.

Bonus Content:

  • Restoration from a 4k Scan of the Original Camera Negative
  • Introduction by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
  • Audio Commentary with Actors Cassandra Peterson, Mary Scheer, Mary Jo Smith and Scott Atkinson and Director Sam Irvin
  • Making-of
  • "Transylvania or Bust"
  • Interview with Actor Richard O'Brien
  • Outtakes
  • Photo Gallery
  • HALLOWEEN

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    HALLOWEEN is a 1978 USA horror by John Carpenter.
    Starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis and Tony Moran. IMDb

    Always uncut in the UK and US. Always surprisingly 18 rated until a 15 rated cinema release in 2018. There is also an Extended TV cut.

    Summary Notes

    A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2021 SHOUT! FACTORY Collector's Edition R0 4K Blu-ray/(RA) Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 5th October 2021

    Promotional Material

    THE ONE. THE ONLY. THE CLASSIC.

    On a black and unholy Halloween night years ago, little Michael Myers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. For the last fifteen years, the people of Haddonfield have rested easily, knowing that Michael was safely locked away in a mental hospital ... until tonight. Michael has escaped and he will soon return to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again. For this is a night of evil. Tonight is Halloween.

    DISC ONE (4K UHD):
     
  • NEW 2021 4K Scan From The Original Negative, Approved By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter And Actress Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace, And Actor Nick Castle

    DISC TWO (Blu-ray):
     
  • NEW 2021 4K Scan From The Original Negative, Approved By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With John Carpenter And Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Audio Commentary With Dean Cundey, Tommy Lee Wallace, And Nick Castle
  • "The Night She Came Home"
  • TV Version Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots

    DISC THREE (Blu-ray):
     
  • Original Color Timing Presentation
  • Vintage Interview With Producer Moustapha Akkad
  • "Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest"
  • "Halloween Unmasked 2000"
  • Halloween -- The Extended Cut In HD (TV Inserts Are In Standard Definition)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

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    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers is a 1989 US horror thriller by Dominique Othenin-Girard
    Starring Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

    Cut in the US to obtain an MPAA R rating. The same cut version was passed 18 for all UK releases since.

    Note that extras on this release include the long-Lost Alternate Opening Sequence Featuring The Appearance Of Dr. Death and snippets Of Gore Cut To Obtain An R-Rating.

    Summary Notes

    It's one year later after the events of Halloween 4. Michael survives the shootings and on October 31st he returns with a vengeance. Lurking and stalking, Jamie, Rachel, and Rachel's friends, Michael forms a plan to lure Jamie out of the children's hospital where events lead up to the confrontation at the Myers house. Halloween 5 is a dark, thrill ride that will scare the heck out of you!

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2021 SHOUT! FACTORY Collector's Edition R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 5th October 2021

    Promotional Material

    After lying in a coma for a year, Michael Myers awakens and stalks his way back to his hometown with the intent again on killing his niece, Jamie (Danielle Harris), who has been confined to a mental institution since Michael's last attempt to slay her. Suspecting a psychic link between Michael and Jamie, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence) attempts to stop Michael's latest rampage.

    Bonus Features DISC ONE (4K UHD):

    • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
    • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
    • Audio Commentary With Actor Don Shanks And Author Justin Beahm
    • Audio Commentary With Director Dominique Othenin-Girard And Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman
    DISC TWO (BLU-RAY):
    • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
    • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
    • Audio Commentary With Don Shanks And Justin Beahm
    • Audio Commentary With Dominique Othenin-Girard, Danielle Harris, And Jeffrey Landman
    • NEW Long-Lost Alternate Opening Sequence Featuring The Appearance Of Dr. Death
    • NEW Extra Snippets Of Gore Cut To Obtain An R-Rating
    • NEW "Of Darkness And Shadows -- The Cinematography of Halloween 5 " -- An Interview With Cinematographer Robert Draper
    • "Inside Halloween 5 "
    • "Dead Man's Party -- The Making Of Halloween 5 " -- A Two-part Featurette
    • "On The Set: Behind-The-Scenes Footage"
    • Horror's Hallowed Grounds -- A Look At The Original Filming Locations
    • Halloween 5 Original Promo
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • NEW Newspaper Ad Still Gallery By Drive-In Asylum
    • Still Gallery
    1974: La Posesion De Altair

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    1974: La posesión de Altair is a 2016 Mexico Sci-Fi horror by Victor Dryere
    Starring Diana Bovio, Rolando Breme and Guillermo Callahan IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    When newlywed Altair claims to have found a way of communicating with God, she builds a black brick door in her bedroom but her increasingly erratic behavior points to something more sinister. Her spiral is documented on the 8mm films shot by her husband and later found after their disappearance. Cauldron Films is proud to present the world wide Blu-ray debut of the Mexican found footage film 1974: La posesión de Altair. Shot on super8 film and directed by Victor Dryere, this meticulously created descent into madness uses atmosphere and brooding sound design to shape an unnerving experience.

    Bonus features include: Optional English subtitles, Spanish 2.0 Stereo, Spanish 5.1 Surround , Reverse Blu-ray wrap with alternate artwork, CD Soundtrack, Trailer, Sound design featurette, Optional Spanish subtitles

    The Collingswood Story

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    The Collingswood Story is a 2002 US horror mystery thriller by Michael Costanza
    Starring Stephanie Dees, Johnny Burton and Diane Behrens IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    When Rebecca went away to college, her boyfriend John thought video chatting would help them stay in touch. But idle curiosity leads to a dark secret when Rebecca and John video chat with Vera Madeline, an online psychic, who initiates a deadly reign of terror over their lives. The Collingswood Story is an innovative and acclaimed micro budget horror film by writer\/director Mike Costanza. It's the first found footage film to be viewed through webcams, which helped pave the way for future hits such as Host, Paranormal Activity, and Unfriended. Its macabre tale of murder, ritual, and mystery is told through an immersive interface where each character uses a cam for their own voyeuristic purposes - to communicate, to investigate, and to victimize - ultimately becoming witness to a shocking and disturbing finish!

    Cauldron Films is proud to present the worldwide Blu-ray debut of The Collingswood Story - the innovative and creepy supernatural found footage horror film, newly remastered from the original source tapes by writer\/director Mike Costanza!

    Bonus features include: Trailer, Reverse Blu-ray wrap with alternate artwork, Director commentary , Behind The Story featurette, Continuity\/Set Polaroids image gallery, Stephanie Dees Interview, John Burton \x26 Grant Edmonds Interview, Remastered for Blu-ray by director Michael Costanza, Optional English SDH subtitles

    Female Mercenaries On Zombie Island Collection

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    Female Mercenaries On Zombie Island Collection is a double bill by Gary Whitson
    Starring Tina Krause, Pamela Sutch and Laura Giglio

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2021 Camp Motion Pictures (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 5th October 2021
    Female Mercenaries on Zombie Island is a 1995 USA action horror by Gary Whitson.
    Starring Tina Krause and Pamela Sutch and Laura Giglio. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    In the Year 2008, Women Control the Zombie Force!

    FEMALE MERCENARIES ON ZOMBIE ISLAND (1995) delivers all the classic '90s W.A.V.E. tropes - Damsels in Distress, Cannibalism, Wonder Women, Torture, Bondage, Cat Fights and Mad Scientists - in 2-hours of eye-popping, jaw dropping micro-budget entertainment as astonishing now as the day it was shot.

    Camp Motion Pictures proudly presents this Shot-On-S-VHS Epic and its equally outlandish sequel MAD DOCTOR OF ZOMBIE ISLAND to home media as a Blu-ray / DVD Combo with two never-before-released Super 8 bonus featurettes, ''The Misadventures of Fanny Starr'' and ''If a God Should Fail.''

    FEMALE MERCENARIES ON ZOMBIE ISLAND - It's a post-apocalyptic uprising as mercenaries battle an Evil Doctor employing brain transplants, cloning and cannibalism to rule the world! Starring Tina Krause, Pamela Sutch and Deanna Demko.

    MAD DOCTOR OF ZOMBIE ISLAND - The fiendish Doctor is back with a new army of clones, to continue her quest for world domination! IF A GOD SHOULD FAIL - To save the mankind, Zeus sends Hercules to earth to battle a cyborg! THE MISADVENTURES OF FANNY STARR - Investigating her sister's murder, Private Detective Fanny Starr uncovers a satanic plot to open a doorway between Hell and earth!

    Bonus Features:

    • Interview with Director Gary Whitson
    • Super 8 short: If a God Should Fail
    • Super 8 short: The Misadventures of Fanny Starr
    • Mad Doctor of Zombie Island (Female Mercenaries Part 2) Feature Double Sided Wrap Retro '90s art & New Illustration
    Onibaba

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    Onibaba is a 1964 Japan horror drama by Kaneto Shindô.
    Starring Nobuko Otowa and Jitsuko Yoshimura and Kei Satô. IMDb

    Banned by the BBFC for 1965 cinema release. Later cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1968. Uncut and BBFC 15 rated for UK home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2021 The Criterion Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 5th October 2021

    Promotional Material

    Deep in the windswept marshes of war-torn medieval Japan, an impoverished older woman and her daughter-in-law murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for the most meager of sustenance. When a bedraggled neighbor returns from battle, lust, jealousy, and rage threaten to destroy the trio's tenuous existence, before an ominous, ill-gotten demon mask seals their horrifying fate. Driven by primal emotions, dark eroticism, a frenzied score by Hikaru Hayashi, and stunning images both lyrical and macabre, the chilling folktale Onibaba by Kaneto Shindo conjures a nightmarish vision of humankind's deepest desires and impulses.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
     
  • - Restored high-definition transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • - Audio commentary from 2001 featuring director Kaneto Shindo and actors Kei Sato and Jitsuko Yoshimura
  • - Interview from 2003 with Shindo
  • - On-location footage shot by Sato
  • - Trailer
  • - PLUS: An essay by film critic Elena Lazic, a 2001 director's statement by Shindo, and a version of the Buddhist fable that inspired the film
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    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Psycho Goreman, Monstrum, The Crocodile Collection


    Link Here 9th October 2021

    UK flagReleased on 4th October 2021

    The Headless Horseman

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    The Headless Horseman is a 2007 USA / Romania horror by Anthony C. Ferrante
    Starring Billy Aaron Brown, Rebecca Mozo and Richard Moll IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2021 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 4th October 2021

    Promotional Material

    On their way to a Halloween party, seven unsuspecting college kids find themselves stranded in the "lost" town of Wormwood after their van breaks down. Unfortunately, the residents of the town are preparing for their Hallows Eve event, the Headless Horseman Celebration... and this year, the spirit of the Headless Horseman is about to unleash his supernatural wrath.
    The Crocodile Collection

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    Crocodile 1+2 is a 2021 film set by Tobe Hooper
    Starring Mark McLachlan, Caitlin Martin and Heidi Lenhart

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Crocodile was passed 15 uncut for strong language, gory images:
    UK: Crocodile 2 was passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, injury detail, threat, sexual threat:
    • 2021 Kaleidoscope The Crocodile Collection R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 4th October 2021

    Promotional Material

    Gore, thrills and genuine scares - for the first time the ultimate Croc horror-fest in one jaw-some boxset!

    Crocodile: From legendary horror Director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre); a group of teenage friends find themselves in deep waters after disturbing the nest of a giant, man-eating crocodile.

    Crocodile 2: Death Swamp: A criminal carrying stolen money and gold hijacks a plane that crashes in a Mexican swamp where, you guessed it... the survivors are terrorized by a giant crocodile.

    The Inheritance

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    The Inheritance is a 2020 US/Ukraine horror mystery thriller by Chad Barager, Kevin Speckmaier
    Starring Andrea Stefancikova, (voice), Nick Wittman and Natalia Ryumina BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Summary Notes

    A woman's inheritance leads her to Eastern Europe to uncover a dark and disturbing family secret.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural threat, violence:
    Death in Texas

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    Death in Texas is a 2020 US action drama by Scott Windhauser
    Starring Bruce Dern, Ronnie Gene Blevins and Clark Harris BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Summary Notes

    Just out of prison, Billy Walker comes home to El Paso to find his mom dying of liver failure but low on the transplant list. However, along the border there are other, darker options. The Juarez Cartel soon notices and a crescendo of violence offers redemption or damnation to all involved.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, injury detail, drug misuse, sex references:

    Promotional Material

    Billy Walker (Blevins) is released from prison to find that his mother, Grace (Flynn Boyle), needs a liver transplant or will die within weeks. In the hospital she meets John (Lang) whom she shares some intimate moments with. In a last ditch effort to save her, Billy, descends into El Pasos' dark underbelly of drugs and sex trafficking, discovering unlikely allies and redemption along the way. Billy and his mother wrestle with a lifetime of bad choices, and in the end, only one decision can save them both.
    A Clockwork Orange

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    A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 UK/USA crime Sci-Fi drama by Stanley Kubrick.
    Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

    Never cut or officially banned by the BBFC but withdrawn from distribution in the UK by Kubrik. It appeared on home video after his death. The film was originally released MPAA X uncut in the US but was cut a year later for an MPAA R rating. The film was re-rated as R uncut for US home video releases.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence and sexual violence for:

    Promotional Material

    This 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition includes: A Clockwork Orange on 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray / Blu-ray Bonus Disc featuring Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures and O Lucky Malcolm! Documentaries / 32-page booklet / Double-sided Poster / Set of 3 Art Cards / Behind the scenes stills / Newspaper prop replica. Stomping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap dancing, violating. Derby-topped hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has a good time - at the tragic expense of others. His journey from amoral dynamic arc of Stanley Kubrick's future-shock vision of Anothony Burgess' novel. Controversial when first released, A Clockwork Orange won New York Film Critics Best Picture and Director awards and earned four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Its power still entices, shocks and holds us in its grasp.

    Extra content: Commentary by Malcolm McDowell and Historian Nick Redman / Channel Four Documentary Still Tickin': The Return of Clockwork Orange / New Featurette Great Bolshy Yarblockos!: Making A Clockwork Orange / Career Profile O Lucky Malcolm! [in High Definition] / Theatrical Trailer.

    Monstrum

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    Monstrum is a 2018 South Korea action horror mystery by Jong-ho Huh.
    Starring Myung-Min Kim and In-kwon Kim and Hyeri Lee. IMDb

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

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    A plague has taken over and fear runs rampant in the streets. When rumours of a vicious monster roaming Mount Inwangsan begin to spread, fear turns into panic.

    In order to quell the rising hysteria, the King brings his most trusted general out of retirement. Joined by his daughter, his right-hand man, and a royal court officer, the general sets out to find and defeat the mysterious creature.

    Psycho Goreman

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    Psycho Goreman is a 2020 Canada comedy Sci-Fi horror by Steven Kostanski
    Starring Nita-Josee Hanna, Owen Myre and Matthew Ninaber BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Summary Notes

    Siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord. Using a magical amulet, they force the monster to obey their childish whims, and accidentally attract a rogues' gallery of intergalactic assassins to small-town suburbia.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, injury detail:

    Promotional Material

    Siblings 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.

    Over 2 hours of Special Features

    • Director Commentary
    • Interviews with Cast and Crew
    • Fight Choreography
    • The Music of PG
    • Behind the Scenes Featurette
    • Concept Art Gallery
    • PG: Psycho Goreman Trading Cards Gallery
    • Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery
    Deerskin

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    Deerskin is a 2019 France comedy by Quentin Dupieux.
    Starring Jean Dujardin and Adèle Haenel and Albert Delpy. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, disturbing images:
    • 2021 Picture House Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 4th October 2021
    • 2021 Picture House Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 4th October 2021

    Promotional Material

    Georges (Jean Dujardin), is a man who has one ambition - to possess the finest jacket in the world at the expense of all others.

    With the relationship with his wife in tatters, Georges retreats to a remote town where he purchases the deerskin jacket of his dreams. Along with the killer style couture he has just acquired, he also gets hold of an old video camera. This ignites a new interest as he moves from couture to auteur. Aided by aspiring editor Denise (Adèle Haenel), he sets out to create his masterwork. However, his ever closer relationship with his deerskin jacket starts to take him down a darker path that he continues to document on his camera and which Denise continues to sew together into a film.

    The Gateway

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    The Gateway is a 2021 USA crime thriller by Michele Civetta
    Starring Frank Grillo, Olivia Munn and Zach Avery BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    In the US: Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug use, some sexual content and nudity

    Summary Notes

    A social worker assigned to the care of the daughter of a single mother intervenes when the dad returns from prison and lures them into a life of crime.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, drug misuse, sex, very strong language:

    Summary Notes

    A social worker assigned to the care of the daughter of a single mother intervenes when the dad returns from prison and lures them into a life of crime.

    He Came from the Swamp

    He Came from the Swamp is a film set by William Grefe

    • Sting of Death (1966)
    • Death Curse of Tartu (1966)
    • The Hooked Generation (1968)
    • The Psychedelic Priest (1971)
    • The Naked Zoo (1971)
    • Mako: Jaws of Death (1976)
    • Whiskey Mountain (1977)
    UK: Passed with an aggregate 18 rating:
    • 2021 Arrow William Grefe Collection Standard Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 4th October 2021

    The Naked Zoo is a 1970 USA drama by William Grefé.
    Starring Rita Hayworth, Steve Oliver and Fay Spain. IMDb

    There are two different cuts of the film: the original director's cut, and a later re-release with added nudity directed by Barry Mahon.

    Promotional Material

    Killer sharks and human jellyfish and living mummies, oh my! Arrow Video is proud to present the first ever collection of works by William Wild Bill Gref39, the maverick filmmaker who braved the deep, dark depths of the Florida everglades to deliver some of the most outrageous exploitation fare ever to go-go dance its way across drive-in screens.

    Bringing together seven of Gref39's most outlandish features, all new to Blu-ray, He Came from the Swamp: The William Gref39 Collection packs in a macabre menagerie of demented jellyfish men (Sting of Death), zombified witch doctors (Death Curse of Tartu), homicidal hippies (The Hooked Generation) and seductive matrons (The Naked Zoo) 203 not to mention the ubiquitous go-go dancing college kids 203 to create one of the most wildly entertaining box-sets of all time!

     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Clockwork Orange, The Crocodile Dundee Trilogy, Dementia 13


    Link Here 30th September 2021

    US flagReleased on 28th September 2021

    Children of the Corn

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    Children of the Corn is a 1984 US horror film by Fritz Kiersch.
    With Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton and R.G. Armstrong. Melon Farmers link  Youtube link   BBFC link 2020  IMDb

    Some horror was cut for the US theatrical version which is the only version released. No BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rating applicable to all UK releases to date.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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    From the mind of celebrated horror author Stephen King, the man behind such classic terror tales as The Shining, Carrie, and It, comes one of his most chilling offerings yet. Linda Hamilton (The Terminator) and Peter Horton (Thirtysomething) star as a young couple who find themselves lost on the backroads of Nebraska, eventually winding up in the seemingly deserted town of Gatlin. But the town is far from empty. As the couple soon discover, it is inhabited by a twisted cult of murderous children, thirsty for another blood sacrifice... Available for the first time ever in Ultra High Definition, Arrow Video is proud to present a brand new 4K restoration of the film that launched one of the most enduring horror franchises of all time. Children of the Corn... they're an adult nightmare!
    Death Screams

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    Death Screams is a 1982 USA horror by David Nelson.
    Starring Susan Kiger and Martin Tucker and William T Hicks. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    In one of the most unlikely cinematic pairings of all time, David Nelson (who rose to fame as a child star playing alongside his real-life family in the wholesome TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet ) directs Playboy Playmate and adult star Susan Kiger in this bodycount-heavy, long overlooked slice of Southern fried hack-and-slash - 1982's Death Screams !

    Late one night, a young couple are brutally murdered at a make-out spot by an unseen assailant, their bodies tossed into the nearby river. As the lifeless lovers drift slowly downstream, the residents of the town excitedly prepare themselves for their annual carnival, unaware that a machete-wielding maniac with a twisted grudge is lurking in their midst. When a group of teen revellers plan a late-night after party down in the local cemetery, they unwittingly set the stage for a bloodbath.

    Death Screams , which was released on US VHS as House of Death (and on UK DVD with the reels in the wrong order!) oozes early '80s regional slasher charm from its every pore, boasting an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink final reel featuring slashed throats, bisected bodies and exploding heads. At long last arriving on Blu-ray and lovingly restored from the only-known existing 35mm print, this little-seen slasher classic is ready to carve its way into the bleeding hearts of horror fans everywhere!

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    • Brand new 2K restoration from an archival 35mm print
    • Original uncompressed mono audio
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • Brand new audio commentary with producer Charles Ison and special effects artist Worth Keeter moderated by filmmaker Phil Smoot
    • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continue
    • All the Fun of the Scare: The Making of Death Screams - newly-produced making-of documentary featuring interviews with producer Charles Ison, special effects artist Worth Keeter, writer Paul Elliott, actors Hanns Manship and Curt Rector, actor/producer's assistant/assistant supervising editor Sharon Alley and actor/talent wrangler Robert "Billy Bob" Melton
    • TV and Radio Spots
    • Image Galleries
    • House of Death Alternate VHS Opening Titles
    • Two versions of the screenplay under the original title of Night Screams [BD-ROM content]
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork and a newly-commissioned reimagining of the original VHS artwork by Sadist Art Designs presented with die-cut slipcover
    • Fully-illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing by Brian Albright

    The Fourth Victim

    The Fourth Victim is a 1971 Spain/Italy romance by Eugenio Martín
    Starring Carroll Baker, Michael Craig and Miranda Campa IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    ADAPTED FROM THE HITCHCOCK MYSTERY MAGAZINE!

    In this rarely-seen but always-surprising giallo - made between A QUIET PLACE TO KILL and KNIFE OF ICE - Golden Globe® winning/Academy Award® nominated Hollywood exile Carroll Baker (BABY DOLL, SOMETHING WILD) stars as the new bride of a wealthy British playboy (Oscar® nominee Michael Craig of THE ANGRY SILENCE and MYSTERIOUS ISLAND) whose three previous wives met with suspiciously accidental deaths. Marina Malfatti (ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK) co-stars in this 1971 Italian/Spanish co-production directed by Eugenio Martín (HORROR EXPRESS) and co-written by Santiago Moncada (HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON) with a score by Piero Umiliani (FIVE DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON) - also known as DEATH AT THE DEEP END OF THE SWIMMING POOL and THE LAST MRS. ANDERSON - now scanned in 2K from the original negative.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • ''Eugenio Martín, Auteur'' -- Interview With Eugenio Martín Biographer Carlos Aguilar
  • Deleted Scene
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • US flagReleased on 21st September 2021

    Haunt

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    Haunt is a USA horror thriller by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods.
    Starring Katie Stevens and Will Brittain and Lauryn Alisa McClain. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    SOME MONSTERS ARE REAL...

    Harper (Katie Stevens) and her roommate Bailey (Lauryn Alisa McClain) go out to celebrate Halloween with two other friends Mallory (Schuyler Helford) and Angela (Shazi Raja). While Harper is struggling with a trauma from her youth and is dealing with an alcoholic and abusive boyfriend, they meet up with two guys Nathan (Will Brittain) and Evan (Andrew Caldwell) and decide to go to do something fun. They end up at an extreme haunted house attraction which seems a perfect way to have a fun Halloween. But once inside, they find out what extreme means and things are starting to get a little too real.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High Definition Blu-ray 1080p Widescreen Presentation (2.35:1)
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • English Subtitles for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • NEW! To Escape the Haunt: The Making of HAUNT featurette including interviews with writers/directors Scott Beck & Bryan Woods and the cast, crew and SFX team
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with actors Justin Marxen (Clown), Chaney Morrow (Ghost) and Damian Maffei (Devil)
  • Audio Commentary with writers/directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods
  • Behind the Haunt featurette
  • The Sound of Haunt featurette
  • Deleted Scenes with an introduction by Scott and Bryan
  • Popcorn Frights Q & A with Scott, Bryan and some of the cast
  • Egyptian Theatre Premiere Q & A with Scott and Bryan moderated by producer Eli Roth
  • Short Film: The Sleepover -- Scott and Bryan's first film
  • Director's Diary
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • The Crocodile Dundee Trilogy

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    The Crocodile Dundee Trilogy is a film set
    Starring Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Crocodile Dundee is cut and MPAA PG-13 rated:
    US: Crocodile Dundee II is uncut and MPAA PG rated:
    • 2021 Paramount Crocodile Dundee Trilogy (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 21st September 2021
    Crocodile Dundee is a 1986 Australia comedy adventure by Peter Faiman.
    Starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski and John Meillon. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

    The shortened Internal Version was cut for strong language. This was released in the UK without further cuts for a 15 rated cinema release in 1986.  However BBFC category cuts were required for 15 rated VHS. These video cuts were waived for the DVD release of the International Version.

    Crocodile Dundee II is a 1988 Australia / USA action comedy adventure by John Cornell.
    Starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski and John Meillon. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for PG rated cinema release in 1988 and VHS release in 1989. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    The Dungeon Of Andy Milligan Collection

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    The Dungeon Of Andy Milligan Collection is a film set by Andy Milligan
    Starring Various

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    ''DURING THE '60S I WOULD GO TO SEE ONE OF MY DOUBLE BILLS ON 42ND STREET. IT WAS INTERESTING. YOU SEE GLOSSY MILLION-DOLLAR HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS AND THEY'RE BORING. NONE OF MY FILMS ARE. THEY MAY BE TACKY OR CRUDELY MADE, BUT THEY'RE NEVER DULL!'' -- Andy Milligan

    Severin Films proudly presents the cranium-cleaving collection devoted to writer/actor/director Andy Milligan on 8 Blu-rays featuring 14 surviving films from his NYC and London years, 10+ hours of trailers, outtakes, interviews & audio commentaries, a bonus CD and an all-new 128-page book by Stephen Thrower that explores the profane madness behind it all.

    SPECIAL FEATURES / CONTENTS

    DISC ONE: THE GHASTLY ONES
    • BRAND NEW MASTER OF THE FILM STRUCK FROM A 35MM RELEASE PRINT
    • Audio Commentary with Actor Hal Borske and Filmmaker Frank Henenlotter
    • Audio Commentary with CineFear.com's Keith Crocker
    • Partial Audio Commentary with Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray
    • Trailer
    • BLOOD RITES Alternate Title Sequence
    • Ghastly & Depraved -- Interview with Marketing Wiz Samuel M. Sherman
    • Trailer for Lost Milligan Film DEPRAVED!
    • Talk Of The Trade -- Interview with Early Milligan Actress Natalie Rogers
    • The Filthy Five -- One German Language Reel of Lost Milligan Film
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Runtime: 72 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    DISC TWO: THE BODY BENEATH
    • NEW 2K RESTORATION FROM THE 16MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • Audio Commentary with Film Scholars Vic Pratt and Will Fowler
    • Trailer
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Runtime: 82 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    DISC TWO: NIGHTBIRDS
    • NEW 2K RESTORATION FROM THE 16MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • Audio Commentary with Actor Berwick Kaler & Film Scholar Stephen Thrower
    • Trailer
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Runtime: 77 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    DISC THREE: TORTURE DUNGEON
    • NEVER-BEFORE RELEASED DIRECTOR'S CUT OF THE FILM
    • BRAND NEW RESTORATION FROM THE UNCENSORED 16MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • Audio Commentary with Milligan Historian Alex Disanto
    • Trailer
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Runtime: 80 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    DISC THREE: BLOODTHIRSTY BUTCHERS
    • BRAND NEW RESTORATION FROM THE UNCENSORED 16MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • Trailer
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Runtime: 79 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    DISC FOUR: THE CURSE OF THE FULL MOON/THE RATS ARE COMING! THE WEREWOLVES ARE HERE!
    • NEW RESTORATIONS FROM THE ORIGINAL 16MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • Two versions: the original unreleased director's cut, filmed in 1969 as Curse of the Full Moon , and the 1972 cinema release
    • The World of Andy Milligan -- Locations Featurette Narrated by Temple of Shlock's Chris Poggiali
    • Trailer
    • The Curse of the Full Moon Specs: Runtime 73 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    • The Rats are Coming! The Werewolves are Here!: Runtime: 92 minutes
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    DISC FIVE: MAN WITH TWO HEADS
    • NEVER-BEFORE RELEASED DIRECTOR'S CUT OF THE FILM
    • BRAND NEW RESTORATION FROM THE UNCENSORED 16MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • Party Sequence -- Alternate Version
    • Trailer
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Runtime: 89 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    DISC FIVE: GURU, THE MAD MONK
    • NEWLY RESTORED FROM A 35MM RELEASE PRINT HELD AT THE AMERICAN GENRE FILM ARCHIVE (AGFA)
    • Two presentations of the film: in 1.85.1 and 1.33.1 ratios
    • Audio Commentary with CineFear.com's Keith Crocker
    • Remembering Andy Milligan -- Interview with Set Photographer Tom Vozza
    • Trailer
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Runtime: 56 minutes
    DISC SIX: LEGACY OF BLOOD
    • NEWLY RESTORED FROM A SURVIVING 35MM PRINT SUPPLIED BY PRODUCER JEN LANE
    • TWO VERSIONS : Legacy of Blood (Never Before Released Theatrical Cut) / Legacy of Horror (TV Cut)
    • Blood or Horror -- Interview with Executive Producer Ken Lane
    • Legacy of Chris -- Interview with Actor Chris Broderick
    • TV Spot
    • Legacy of Blood Specs: Runtime: 77 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
    • Legacy of Horror Specs: Runtime: 83 minutes/Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    DISC SEVEN: FLESHPOT ON 42ND STREET/SEEDS OF SIN
    • 4K RESTORATION OF FLESHPOT ON 42N STREET COMPLETED BY VINEGAR SYNDROME
    • 4K RESTORATION OF SEEDS OF SIN COMPLETED BY VINEGAR SYNDROME
    • 4K RESTORATION OF VAPORS COMPLETED BY VINEGAR SYNDROME (1965, 32 min)
    • Trailer
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    DISC EIGHT: CARNAGE/BLOOD
    • NEW RESTORATION OF CARNAGE FROM THE ORIGINAL 35MM CAMERA NEGAITVE
    • NEW MASTER OF BLOOD FROM A 35MM RELEASE PRINT
    • Toga Party (1971) - The 70s were tough for William Mishkin Motion Pictures. The company would often try to reap as much profit from their tepid offerings by making titles available in R, X, and XXX versions. HOT TIMES became the hotter MY EROTIC FANTASIES while THE SLASHER did the rounds as PENETRATION. This practice is not unheard of in the exploitation world in an effort to squeeze every possible cent off films which failed to find an audience first time round.
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    DISC NINE: CD DISC
    • The Bearded Lady's Wake CD -- Electronic Music by Frequent Milligan Collaborator Hal Borske
    BONUS: BOOK
    • Andy Milligan's Venom - ALL NEW 128-page Book by Stephen Thrower
    Violation

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    Violation is a 2020 Canada horror drama by Dusty Mancinelli, Madeleine Sims-Fewer
    Starring Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Anna Maguire and Jesse LaVercombe IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    With her marriage about to implode, Miriam returns to her hometown to seek solace in the comfort of her younger sister and brother-in-law. But one evening a tiny slip in judgement leads to a catastrophic betrayal, leaving Miriam shocked, reeling, and furious. Believing her only recourse is to exact revenge Miriam takes extreme action, but the price of retribution is high, and she is not prepared for the toll it takes as she begins to emotionally and psychologically unravel.

    The bold and unflinching thriller world premiered to critical and audience acclaim at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, where Sims-Fewer was a recipient of the TIFF Rising Star Award, and was also an official selection for both the 2021 Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • Meet the Filmmakers - Featurette
    • Toronto International Film Festival Introduction
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
    The Beast

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    The Beast ( La Bête) is a 1975 French erotic fantasy by Walerian Borowczyk.
    With Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel and Elisabeth Kaza.
    Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    Originally banned by the BBFC for 1978 cinema release. A pre-cut version was then passed X by the GLC. The BBFC allowed a pre-cut video release in 1988 and finally passed the film uncut in 2001. There are now 2 uncut versions A shortened Director's Cut and a less liked Complete Version.

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

    Promotional Material

    Walerian Borowczyk's most notorious film wildly re-works the classic Beauty and the Beast story into an adult fairy tale.

    Bestial dreams interrupt the venal plans of a French aristocrat attempting to save a crumbling mansion by marrying off his deformed son, Mathurin, to a insatiable American heiress, Lucy. Yet Mathurin seems more interested in his horses than in his bride-to-be, and when Lucy finds out about the story of his 18th-century ancestor Romilda's (Sirpa Lane) relationship with the titular beast it sparks to life one of the most outrageous dream sequences in cinema history.

    A huge hit in France that was extensively censored and banned elsewhere, The Beast broke new ground in sensual cinema and remains a truly startling experience even today.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

    • New high definition digital transfer of the uncut 98-minute version
    • Uncompressed Mono 2.0 PCM Audio
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Introduction by film critic Peter Bradshaw
    • The Making of The Beast: camera operator Noel Very provides a commentary on footage shot during the film's production
    • Frenzy of Ecstasy, a visual essay on the evolution of Borowczyk's beast and the sequel that never was, Motherhood
    • The Profligate Door, a documentary about Borowczyk's sound sculptures featuring curator Maurice Corbet
    • Boro Brunch, a reunion meal recorded in February 2014 reuniting members of Borowczyk's crew
    • Commercials by Borowczyk: Holy Smoke (1963), The Museum (1964) and Tom Thumb (1966)
    • Gunpoint, a documentary short by Peter Graham produced and edited by Borowczyk (11:04)
    • Behind Enemy Lines - The Making of Gunpoint (5:16)
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Reversible sleeve featuring Borowczyk's own original poster design
    • Illustrated booklet featuring new writing on the film by Daniel Bird and an archive piece by David Thompson, illustrated with original stills
    A Clockwork Orange

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    A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 UK/USA crime Sci-Fi drama by Stanley Kubrick.
    Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

    Never cut or banned by the BBFC but withdrawn from distribution in the UK by Kubrik. It appeared on home video after his death. The film was originally released MPAA X uncut in the US but was cut a year later for an MPAA R rating. The film was re-rated as R uncut for US home video releases.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Summary Notes

    Protagonist Alex is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programed to detest violence. If he goes through the program his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating.

    DEMENTIA 13

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    Dementia 13 is a 1963 US thriller by Francis Ford Coppola.
    With William Campbell, Luana Anders and Bart Patton. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    Two extra scenes shot by Jack Hill were added for the Theatrical Version. This version was cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1963. The uncut Theatrical Version was BBFC 15 rated for home video. The two Jack Hill scenes were removed in the Director's Cut which was also 15 rated by the BBFC.

    There is also a gimmicky optional prologue running 6 or 7 minutes where a psychology doctor tests the audience to see if they are stable enough to watch the film.

    Summary Notes

    Shocked by the death of her spouse, a scheming widow hatches a bold plan to get her hands on the inheritance, unaware that she is targeted by an axe-wielding murderer who lurks in the family...

    US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2021 Artisan / Lionsgate (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 21st September 2021
    • 2021 Artisan / Lionsgate Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon #ad

    Reviews

    • See review from hd-report.com : " We're not sure exactly how long Coppola's original cut was, but it was likely close to this new 69-minute version -- now available in a Director's Cut for the first time "
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Duel to the Death, Suburbia, The Thing


    Link Here 25th September 2021

    UK flagReleased on 27th September 2021

    The 100 Candles Game

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    The 100 Candles Game is a 2020 New Zealand horror by Victor Català, Brian Deane, Oliver Lee Garland
    Starring Magui Bravi, Luz Champané and Amparo Espinola BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release
    UK: Passed To Be Announced uncut for:
    • 2021 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 27th September 2021

    Promotional Material

    A group of friends reunite to confront their worst fears in a terrifying storytelling game. Siting in a circle of candlelight, a horror story must be told for each of the 100 candles. As the stories unfold and candles are blown out one by one, a terrifying presence is felt in the room around them lurking in the shadows. And the group soon realise that no one will be allowed to leave the game until it is finished.

    Seeped in gothic menace and dread, packed with classic horror monsters and demons, and offering something for nearly every horror lover, The 100 Candles Game is a fresh anthology of horror starring Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect, Road Trip, Just Friends) and Wallis Barton (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones).

    Ghost In The Shell

    Ghost in the Shell is a 1995 Japan/US anime by Mamoru Oshii.
    With Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi and Richard Epcar. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    Not cut by censors. Exists in a Theatrical Version and a 2008 2.0 Redux Version. This release seems to be the Theatrical Versio.
    UK : The Theatrical Version was previously passed 15 without BBFC cuts for: 
    • 2021 Manga Entertainment R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 27th September 2021

    Promotional Material

    Celebrate one of the most critically acclaimed anime films of all time in 4K Ultra HD! 2029: A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of "The Puppet Master," a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of in@ltrating human hosts. Together with her fellow agents from Section 9, Kusanagi embarks on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity. Director Mamoru Oshii's award-winning cyber-tech thriller, based on the comic book by Shirow Masamune, is lauded as one of the leading Japanese animation films ever!.

    Brand new special features include: - Full length audio commentary of GHOST IN THE SHELL. Participants include: Mary Claypool (Animation Writer and English Language Scriptwriter of GHOST IN THE SHELL), Eric Calderon (Animation Producer and Writer), Richard Epcar (Voice of "Batou" in the GHOST IN THE SHELL franchise), Charles Solomon (Animation Historian and Critic) - "Accessing Section 9: 25 Years into the Future" Featurette - "Landscapes & Dreamscapes -- The Art and Architecture of GHOST IN THE SHELL" Featurette Included: - 4K UHD disc containing the movie - Blu-ray special features disc - Art by Matt Ferguson

    The Last Laugh

    The Last Laugh is a 2020 US horror by Jeremy Berg
    Starring Steve Vanderzee, Eric Stone and Lowell Deo BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    A stand-up comedian - on the verge of breakout success - must make a terrible choice when he discovers a murderer on the loose in the theatre where he's about to perform his biggest show.

    Written and directed by Jeremy Berg (Holiday Hell), The Last Laugh is a blend of mystery and mayhem fueled by a fabulous location, strong performances, and, thanks to FX wizard Lisa van Dam-Bates, some excellent practical effects.

    The Power

    The Power is a 2021 UK horror by Corinna Faith
    Starring Mark Smith, Marley Chesham and Rose Williams BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    London, 1974. As Britain prepares for electrical blackouts to sweep across the country, trainee nurse Val arrives for her first day at the crumbling East London Royal Infirmary. With most of the patients and staff evacuated to another hospital, Val is forced to work the night shift in the empty building. Within these walls lies a deadly secret, forcing Val to face her own traumatic past in order to confront the malevolent force that's intent on destroying everything around her.

    Special Features

    • Commentary with Corinna Faith and Rose Williams
    • Behind the scenes photo gallery

    UK flagReleased on 20th September 2021

     
    The Birthday Cake

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    The Birthday Cake is a 2021 USA crime thriller by jimmy giannopoulos
    Starring Ewan McGregor, Val Kilmer and Lorraine Bracco BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, sex references, nudity, drug misuse:
    • 2021 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 20th September 2021

    Summary Notes

    The Birthday Cake begins with the 10th anniversary of Giovanni's father's death, Giovanni reluctantly accepts the task of carrying on the family tradition of bringing a cake to the home of his Uncle Angelo, Brooklyn's last Mafia boss, for a celebration. Just two hours into the night, Giovanni's life is forever changed and he's forced to grow up after witnessing murder, violence, chaos and the truth about what happened to his father.

    Haunting Of The Mary Celeste

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    Haunting Of The Mary Celeste is a 2020 US horror by Shana Betz
    Starring Emily Swallow, Richard Roundtree and Alice Hunter BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    A female researcher and her crew set out to sea to prove that the disappearance of all passengers and crew from the infamous Mary Celeste was for supernatural reasons. Her theory is that those on the ship vanished into a "rift" between dimensions and the same thing will happen again. Her theory proves horrifyingly true as her boat breaks down and the crew begin to vanish one-by-one. This terrifying tale of haunting on the high seas proves that some mysteries are best left unsolved.
    Robotrix

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    Robotrix is a 1991 Hong Kong Sci-Fi adult comedy by Jamie Luk.
    With Amy Yip, Chikako Aoyama and David Wu. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS and again for 2013 DVD. The film was passed 18 uncut for 2021 Blu-ray. The Hong Kong release is Cat III uncut but IMDb notes that the Taiwanese release includes an extra comic plot scene.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong bloody violence, sex, nudity:
    • 2021 88 Films Collector's Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 20th September 2021

    Promotional Material

    From the heady days of early 90s Hong Kong exploitation cinema comes Robotrix, a hi-octane, fast and furious science fiction romp, packed with glorious action sequences and bonkers plotlines. When evil inventor Ryuichi Sakamato (Chung Lin) transfers his mind into that of a powerful cyborg, he becomes a murderer and rapist. But when one of his victims, Police officer Selena Lin (Chikako Aoyama) becomes super robot Eve-27, she teams up with android sidekick Ann (Amy Yip) and together they seek to bring the criminally insane scientist to justice.

    Like a crazy mix of The Terminator (1981), The Power Rangers and of course, Robocop (1987) Robotrix, combines the mad doctor movie with extreme martial arts to deliver a sexy, seductive, bionic tale of lust and violence given a uniquely Asian futuristic spin.

    LIMITED EDITION FEATURES

    Rigid slipcase with brand new artwork by R.P. "Kung Fu Bob" O'Brien
    Double-Sided Foldout Poster featuring new artwork and original HK poster
    6 Replica Lobby Cards
    80-page perfect-bound book including an interview with director Jamie Luk, an interview Robotrix actor Vincent Lyn, Robotrix versus censorship by Matthew Edwards, and VHS Cat III Cinema boom of the 90s by Tim Murray
    Video Introduction with Director Jamie Luk
    English LPCM Mono 2.0
    Cantonese LPCM Mono 2.0 with English Subtitles
    Cantonese LPCM Mono 2.0 with English SDH
    Audio Commentary with Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
    Scenes From the Alternative Version
    English Language Titles
    Hong Kong Trailer
    English Trailer
    Reversible sleeve with original Hong Kong poster art
    Suburbia

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    Suburbia is a 1983 USA thriller by Penelope Spheeris.
    Starring Chris Pedersen and Bill Coyne and Jennifer Clay. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    Animal cruelty was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1985 and 15 rated DVD in 2003. The BBFC uprated the certificate for the still cut Blu-ray release in 2021 over its elevated concerns about sexual assault. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 18 for sexual assault after 10s of BBFC cuts for animal cruelty:
    • 2021 101 Films Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 20th September 2021

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents Penelope Spheeris' searing drama Suburbia (1983), title 021 on the 101 Films Black Label. Starring real-life punks rather than trained actors, and featuring live performances from punk bands D.I., T.S.O.L. and the Vandals, Suburbia is an authentic and compassionate study of the Los Angeles punk rock scene in the early 1980s, and a bleak indictment of the American suburban experiment. Extras include a brand new, 30-minute interview with director Penelope Spheeris.

    Evan and his younger brother leave their broken home in an attempt to escape their alcoholic mother. They fall in with "The Rejected" (aka T.R.), a group of punks who live as squatters in an abandoned shack by the side of the highway. With the T.R.s, the boys find a new family. But their new family will be tested when they become the target of "Citizens Against Crime," a group of unhappy suburbanites.

    EXTRAS:

    • Interview with director Penelope Spheeris (NEW)
    • Limited edition booklet: Includes Punks in Suburbia by John Towlson and Before Suburbia: Gangs on Film by Barry Forshaw
    • Commentary with director Penelope Spheeris
    • Commentary with director Penelope Spheeris, producer Bert Dragin and actor Jennifer Clay
    • Still Gallery
    • TV Spots
    • Trailers

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    run: 94m
    pal: 90m
    MPAA RUS: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    BBFC cut
    compulsory BBFC cuts
    cut: 10s
    run: 94:50s
    pal: 91:02s
    sub: 95:00s
    18

    15

    UK: Passed 18 for sexual assault after 10s of BBFC cuts for animal cruelty:
    • 2021 101 Films Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray

    UK: Passed 15 for moderate nudity and violence, and drug use after 10s of compulsory BBFC cuts:

    • 2003 Prism Leisure Corp PLC video
    The BBFC commented:
    • Cuts required to remove sight of dogs being tripped by wires, in accordance with BBFC Policy on animal cruelty and the provisions of the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937.
    BBFC cut
    compulsory BBFC cuts
    cut: 28s
    run: 94:25s
    pal: 90:38s
    18UK: Passed 18 after 28s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 1986 Vestron Video International VHS
    The Thing

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    The Thing is a 1982 USA Sci-Fi horror mystery by John Carpenter.
    Starring Kurt Russell and Wilford Brimley and Keith David. BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for strong violence and gory horror:

    Promotional Material

    Exclusive Art by Matt Ferguson Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) teams Kurt Russell's outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chilling version of the classic The Thing. In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Once unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.

    Bonus Content: - Feature Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Kurt Russell - John Carpenter's The Thing: Terror Takes Shape - Outtakes - Theatrical Trailer

    Duel To The Death

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    Duel To The Death is a 1983 Hong Kong action drama by Siu-Tung Ching
    Starring Norman Chu, Damian Lau and Flora Chong-Leen Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1998. Then cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2005. The BBFC cuts were to remove all shots of shuriken (4 blade throwing star).

    UK: Previously passed 18 for strong violence:
    • 2021 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 20th September 2021

    Promotional Material

    Every ten years, a duel is held between the finest Japanese and Chinese martial artists to determine whose Swordsmanship is superior. During the Ming Dynasty, as the next duel approaches, the chosen candidates are caught in the middle of a battle between Ninjas and Shaolin monks. Only a Duel to the Death will settle the countries' conflicts and stop the bloodshed.

    Known for his classic film, A Chinese Ghost Story, as well as for directing Tsui Hark's the Swordsman saga, this debut feature from director Ching Siu-tung is filled with dazzling visuals and astonishing martial arts choreography (also by Ching Siu-tung, who would later choreograph the action sequences for Zhang Yimou's acclaimed wuxia triptych; Hero, House of Flying Daggers, and Curse of the Golden Flower ), Duel to the Death comes to Blu-Ray for the first time in the UK from a brand new 2K restoration.

    SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY CONTAINS

    • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a new 2K restoration from the original film elements
    • Original Cantonese audio
    • Optional English dubbed audio
    • Optional English Subtitles, newly revised for this release (including correct translations for the Japanese characters, incorrect on all previous English language releases of the film)
    • Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
    • An Interview with Manfred Wong -- an extensive interview with the screenwriter, covering his involvement in Duel to the Death and his illustrious and varied career in the Hong Kong entertainment industry
    • Duel Identity -- Archival interview with actor Norman Chui Siu-keung
    • Flora Cheung on Duel to the Death -- Archival interview with actress Flora Cheung
    • Alternate English credits
    • Stills galleries including rare production stills, artwork, and ephemera
    • Trailers
    • PLUS: A LIMITED-EDITION collector's booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver; and a reprint of Frank Djeng's original liner notes from the US laserdisc release
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, The Devil in Maddalena


    Link Here 17th September 2021

    US flagReleased on 14th September 2021

    Alone in the Dark -

    Link Here

    Alone in the Dark is a 1982 USA horror thriller by Jack Sholder.
    Starring Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence and Martin Landau. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    Uncut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1982. However BBFC cuts were required for 18 rated VHS in 1987. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    At a secluded mental institution, Dr. Bain (Donald Pleasence) maintains order while electricity fuels the asylum's hi-tech security system that keeps the nearby neighborhoods safe from menaces like Frank Hawkes (Jack Palance) and "Preacher" (Martin Landau). Meanwhile a new doctor, Dan Potter (Dwight Schultz), arrives in town with his family, but the inmates don't take kindly to his presence and believe he has killed off their former therapist. Suddenly a power outage leaves the town in chaos...and now the maniacs are free to roam the streets and hunt down the man they believe has invaded their lives. With the area quickly descending into riots and chaos, the innocent few must fight for their lives when they're left terrified, cornered and alone in the dark!
    The Devil in Maddalena

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    The Devil in Maddalena is a 1971 Italy/Yugoslavia romance by Jerzy Kawalerowicz
    Starring Lisa Gastoni, Eric Woofe and Ivo Garrani IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Summary Notes

    A woman is desperate to find real love in a steady, secure relationship. A priest is doubting his ability to cope with celibacy. When she decides the priest is the man she wants, erotic tension and self-questioning about true Faith fill the air.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    THE DEVIL IN MADDALENA - Starring Lisa Gastoni, an erotic icon of Italian auteur cinema.

    Maddalena (Lisa Gastoni) is a young sensual woman, with a tormented soul. Separated from her husband, who won't grant her a divorce, she desperately seeks true and sincere love. During one of her erotic parties, she meets a young priest (Eric Woofe), who is dragged in front of her for a bet. Maddalena sees in the priest, doubtful about his ability to cope with his oath of celibacy, her own spiritual and physical salvation. She therefore decides to seduce him and become a constant presence in his life.

    Long sought by collectors, THE DEVIL IN MADDALENA is one of those lost films worth being recovered. Both for the presence of the disturbing Lisa Gastoni, an erotic icon of Italian auteur cinema, and for the beautiful score by maestro Ennio Morricone, considered one of his finest works. The movie has been fully restored firstly from its original negative.

    Specs:
    Widescreen 1.85:1.
    Dolby Digital Mono.
    Region code: All.
    Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

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    Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is a 2013 Germany/USA action fantasy horror by Tommy Wirkola.
    With Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon   BBFC link 2020  IMDb

    The Unrated/Extended Version improves on the R Rated Theatrical version with additional violence and witticism.
    US: The running time suggests that it is the Theatrical Versions released for:

    Promotional Material

    Get ready for a twisted take on the classic tale as Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have turned pro, coping with the trauma of their childhood captivity by slaying witches for hire. But when the seemingly unstoppable bounty hunters meet their match in an enemy so evil, it'll take all their training, weapons and courage to survive. Revenge is sweeter than candy.
    Howling Village

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    Howling Village is a 2019 Japan horror mystery thriller by Takashi Shimizu
    Starring Ayaka Miyoshi, Ryôta Bandô and Tsuyoshi Furukawa IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    A young psychologist heads to an infamous haunted place named Howling Village in order to find out her family's dark history.
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Terrified, Belzebuth


    Link Here 14th September 2021

    UK flagReleased on 13th September 2021

    Belzebuth

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    Belzebuth is a 2017 Mexico horror by Emilio Portes.
    Starring Tobin Bell and Tate Ellington and Joaquín Cosio. BBFC link 2020  IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Special Agent Emmanuel Ritter leads a police investigation into a series of shocking deaths. But after a priest from the Vatican finds a link between the murders and an ancient demon, a descent into horror ensues. Starring Tobin Bell from the Saw franchise and Joaquín Cosío from 'The Strain', Belzebuth is a dark, terrifying new tale of demonic possession.

    Terrified

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    Terrified is a 2017 Argentina horror by Demián Rugna
    Starring Maximiliano Ghione, Norberto Gonzalo and Elvira Onetto BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    On an ordinary suburban street in Buenos Aires, voices are heard from kitchen sinks. Bodies are levitating. Evil is here. It is up to a doctor, her colleague, and an ex-cop to get to the bottom of this neighbourhood nightmare. Demian Rugna's must-see "Terrified" is one of the scariest movies of 2018.

    Death Screams

    Death Screams is a 1982 USA horror by David Nelson.
    Starring Susan Kiger and Martin Tucker and William T Hicks. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    DEATH SCREAMS In one of the most unlikely cinematic pairings of all time, David Nelson (who rose to fame as a child star playing alongside his real-life family in the wholesome TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet) directs Playboy Playmate and adult star Susan Kiger in this bodycount-heavy, long overlooked slice of Southern fried hack-and-slash - 1982s Death Screams! Late one night, a young couple are brutally murdered at a make-out spot by an unseen assailant, their bodies tossed into the nearby river. As the lifeless lovers drift slowly downstream, the residents of the town excitedly prepare themselves for their annual carnival, unaware that a machete-wielding maniac with a twisted grudge is lurking in their midst. When a group of teen revellers plan a late-night after party down in the local cemetery, they unwittingly set the stage for a bloodbath. Death Screams, which was released on US VHS as House of Death (and on UK DVD with the reels in the wrong order!) oozes early 80s regional slasher charm from its every pore, boasting an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink final reel featuring slashed throats, bisected bodies and exploding heads. At long last arriving on Blu-ray and lovingly restored from the only-known existing 35mm print, this little-seen slasher classic is ready to carve its way into the bleeding hearts of horror fans everywhere!

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS - Brand new 2K restoration from an archival 35mm print - Original uncompressed mono audio - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing - Brand new audio commentary with producer Charles Ison and special effects artist Worth Keeter moderated by filmmaker Phil Smoot - Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues - All the Fun of the Scare: The Making of Death Screams - newly-produced making-of documentary featuring interviews with producer Charles Ison, special effects artist Worth Keeter, writer Paul Elliott, actors Hanns Manship and Curt Rector, actor\/producers assistant\/assistant supervising editor Sharon Alley and actor\/talent wrangler Robert Billy Bob Melton - TV and Radio Spots - Image Galleries - House of Death Alternate VHS Opening Titles - Two versions of the screenplay under the original title of Night Screams [BD-ROM content] - Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork and a newly-commissioned reimagining of the original VHS artwork by Sadist Art Designs presented with die-cut slipcover - Fully-illustrated collectors booklet featuring new writing by Brian Albright

     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Latest releases


    Link Here 7th September 2021

    US flagReleased on 7th September 2021

    Adrenalin: Fear the Rush

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    Adrenalin: Fear the Rush is a 1996 US action thriller by Albert Pyun
    Starring Christopher Lambert, Natasha Henstridge and Norbert Weisser BBFC link 2020  IMDb

    Exists as an Extended Version and a shortened US Version. This release features the shortened US Version. The Extended Version is generally preferred.
    US: Shortened and  MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    THE HEART-STOPPING ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE THAT KEEPS YOU ON THE EDGE!

    This pulse-pounding action-adventure stars Christopher Lambert (HIGHLANDER) as a police officer locked in a desperate, do-or-die race against time! Teamed with a rookie cop (Natasha Henstridge - SPECIES), he must quickly track down a savage killer who threatens the world. When the chase leads to the killer's dungeon, the hunters find they have become the hunted!

    SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High Definition Blu-ray 1080p Widescreen Presentation (2.35:1)
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • English Subtitles for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Crazy Nights

    Link Here
    • Follie di notte

    Crazy Nights is a 1978 Italy musical music documentary by Joe D'Amato.
    Starring Amanda Lear. IMDb

    The promotional material notes that this is the uncut verion.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    Italian exploitation icon Joe D'Amato's outrageous and rarely seen 1978 mondo movie meltdown CRAZY NIGHTS (aka Follie di notte) is one the strangest snapshots of the disco era you'll ever see. The legendary and controversial performer Amanda Lear appears here as herself, singing her signature dance floor hit Follow Me while D'Amato's camera uses her as an entry point into the glamorous, eccentric, often depraved annals of Rome's after hours nightclub scene. But that's only scratching the surface.

    CRAZY NIGHTS then meanders - in true mondo fashion - all over the world, filling the screen with strippers, sex and ritualistic absurdity, all set to the beat of Lear's sultry cabaret pop sound. Lear - who famously dated David Bowie, was the cover girl for many Roxy Music records and long served as Salvador Dali's lover and muse - was at the peak of her popularity when she signed on to film CRAZY NIGHTS.

    Originally pitched as a musical centered around her fame called FOLLOW ME, Lear believed the movie to be incomplete until - to her shock - it turned up in Italian theaters under the name Follie di notte. Horrified to discover that she had been tricked into starring in a full-blown exploitation film, Lear sued the producers, one of many reasons CRAZY NIGHTS has lapsed into virtual obscurity.

    Full Moon is pumped to be presenting this delirious and decidedly adult pseudo-documentary in its fully uncut edit, remastered from the original negative. Get ready for the wildest and weirdest mondo movie ever made!

    Escape From Area 51

    Escape from Area 51 is a 2021 US comedy film by Eric Mittleman
    Starring Donna D'Errico, Chris Browning and Anouk Samuel IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Blonde Aliens Have More Fun!

    ESCAPE FROM AREA 51 begins when a group of teenage conspiracy theorists try to raid the infamous military base, Area 51, in the Nevada desert. No one gets in - but someone gets out.

    Sheera (D'Errico), a sexy alien warrior, uses a power glitch to escape from captivity at Area 51. Her escape using a portal gun sets off an energy signature which attracts the attention of her arch-rival in space Sklarr (Browning). Sheera must now elude an Area 51 scientist, as well as Sklarr, to rescue her fellow warrior and find her way back to her planet.

    DVD and BONUS CD of the official movie soundtrack.

    Also has the official Theatrical Trailer and Image Slideshow.

     

    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL 4-MOVIE COLLECTION

    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL 4-MOVIE COLLECTION is a film set
    Starring Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner

    The are no censorship issues with this set.

    US: The Director's Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is uncut and MPAA Unrated:
    US:
    Star Trek  II, III, IV are uncut and MPAA PG rated
    • 2021 PARAMOUNT The Original 4 Movie Collection R0 4K Blu-ray/(RA) Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 7th September 2021

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a 1979 US Sci-Fi by Robert Wise.
    With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon   BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    The film exists in 3 versions. The Theatrical Version. There was an extended version for TV and then a Director's Edition was created in 2001. The Director's Edition is included in this film set.

    Promotional Material

    The first four STAR TREK original motion picture adventures boldly voyage to 4K UHD in one collection. Starring the original series cast, including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and James Doohan, all four have been remastered in HDR for optimum picture quality from their original film elements. The human adventure is just the beginning when Captain James T. Kirk returns to the hem of a newly transformed U.S.S. Enterprise in STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE. In STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, an adversary from Kirk's past returns with a vengeance. The crew is forced to defy Starfleet regulations in STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK. And in STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME, an unforgettable time-travel adventure places Earth on the brink of disaster. Featuring hours of special features, this highly anticipated collection is an essential for original fans of the franchise, and beyond!
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Boys Next Door, The Conjuring, The Tough Ones, The Doll of Satan


    Link Here 5th September 2021

    UK flagReleased on  6th September 2021

    The Tough Ones

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    The Tough Ones is a 1976 Italy action crime thriller by umberto lenzi
    Starring Maurizio Merli, Arthur Kennedy and Giampiero Albertini BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    The original Version/Director's Cut was significantly shortened and reworked for the US Version.

    88 Films comments about the US Version: US Version of the Film, Brutal Justice (Presented in a Grindhouse Presentation from a Film Print supplied by AGFA)

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence:
    • 2021 88 Films [Director's Cut + US Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 6th September 2021

    Promotional Material

    Umberto Lenzi, the legendary director of Cannibal Ferox, kicked off the Italian police film craze with this hyper-kinetic, ultra-violent, brain-blasting action thriller. Maurizio Merli stars as an Italian Dirty Harry, punching and shooting his way through the sleazy drug, sex, and crime infested cesspool of mid-'70s Rome, on the trail of a sadistic, machine gun-toting hunchback, played by Tomas Milian (Brother's Till We Die).

    Boasting a state-of-the-art 4K transfer of Lenzi's uncensored director's cut, the new edition of The Tough Ones includes an incredible slate of special features and a "Grindhouse Version" of the US Brutal Justice release.
    The Doll of Satan

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    The Doll of Satan is a 1969 Italy horror by Ferruccio Casapinta
    Starring Erna Schurer, Roland Carey and Aurora Bautista BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    After her uncle dies unexpectedly, Elizabeth Balljanon inherits his sprawling castle. The walls are crumbling, the electricity doesn't work and there's a fully equipped torture chamber in the cellars but interior decoration is the least of her worries: a black-gloved killer haunts the halls at night and, even worse, the tales she's been told about the castle's ghosts might not be stories after all...

    Part giallo, part modern-dress Gothic, The Doll of Satan is a gloriously ripe slice of Italian horror, heady with atmosphere and steamy eroticism too. 88 Films are very proud to present this rediscovered genre gem in the UK for the very first time

    The Ghost of Winifred Meeks

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    The Ghost of Winifred Meeks is a 2021 Ireland horror by Jason Figgis
    Starring Lara Belmont, Julie Abbott and John West BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Successful writer Anna James rents a remote farmhouse, Seaview House, in England to begin work on her latest novel. Initially, the setting seems perfect, but soon her idyll becomes unsettled by the presence of an unquiet spirit - that of the former lady of the house, Winifred Meeks. With a deadline looming, Anna needs to finish her book but is also determined to uncover the history of the property and the previous resident. But in doing so she unwittingly moves closer to a haunting confrontation with Winifred and exposing the horrific secrets of Seaview House.
    The Boys Next Door

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    The Boys Next Door is a 1985 USA crime thriller by Penelope Spheeris.
    Starring Maxwell Caulfield, Charlie Sheen and Patti D'Arbanville. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This version became the standard release which was passed 18 for 1985 cinema release. In 1986 further cuts were required by the BBFC for VHS release. The standard version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for 2021 Blu-ray.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong violence, sex references, sex, discrimination, very strong language:
    • 2021 101 Films Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 6th September 2021

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents The Boys Next Door (1985), a violent and disturbing crime thriller from director Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilisation) and screenwriters Glen Morgan & James Wong (Final Destination, The X-Files).

    Bo Richards (Charlie Sheen) has trouble talking to girls. Roy Alston (Maxwell Caulfield) is filled with an uncontrollable rage. On the weekend of their high-school graduation, the two suburban outcasts head for Los Angeles and embark on a violent murder spree that shocks the nation. But these young men are neither hardened criminals nor foaming-at-the-mouth maniacs. They are simply The Boys Next Door.

    EXTRAS

    • Limited edition booklet: Includes Living with the Boys Next Door by John Towlson and AssassiNation: Cold-blooded Rebels and the Death of the American Dream by Rich Johnson
    • Audio commentary with director Penelope Spheeris and actor Maxwell Caulfield
    • Blind Rage: Interview with Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA
    • Both Sides of the Law: Interview with actors Maxwell Caulfield and Christopher McDonald
    • Give Us Your Money: Interviews with street band performers Texacala Jones and Tequila Mockingbird
    • Caveman Day: Cinemaniacs interview with director Penelope Spheeris and actor Maxwell Caulfield
    • Tales from the End Zone: Interview with actor Kenneth Cortland
    • The Psychotronic Tourist -- The Boys Next Door
    • Alternate Opening Title Sequence & Extended Scenes (Silent)
    • Trailer

    Versions

    best available
    best available
    run: 90:42s
    pal: 87:04s

    mpaa cut
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    15

    18

    MPAA R

    UK: The cut R rated film was passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong violence, sex references, sex, discrimination, very strong language:

    UK:  The cut R rated film was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:

    • 1985 cinema release
    US: Cut and MPAA R rated for: From IMDb. According to director Penelope Spheeris DVD commentary, movie had to be cut and submitted to the MPAA 10 times to get R rating. Scenes that were cut or changed include:
    • Scene where gas attendant is beat up was shortened to lessen the intensity and sound effects were toned down.
    • Murder of gay man in his apartment was cut down (mostly sound effects were heavily toned down).
    • Scene where Roy violently shakes the lady and kills her was heavily cut down
    • various other shots were removed to lessen the intensity.
    BBFC cut
    compulsory cuts
    cut: 19s
    run: 90:22s
    pal: 86:45s

    mpaa cut
    cut

    18UK: The cut R rated film was passed 18 after 19s of further BBFC compulsory cuts for:
    • 1986 CBS/Fox VHS
    Wired Shut

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    Wired Shut is a 2021 Canada horror thriller by Alexander Sharp
    Starring Natalie Sharp, Blake Stadel and Behtash Fazlali BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Wired Shut follows Reed Rodney, a disillusioned, world-famous novelist. While recovering at his remote mountain home from major reconstructive jaw surgery (which has rendered him physically unable to speak) Reed receives an unexpected visit from his estranged daughter, Emmy.

    After a life-threatening secret is exposed and upends their reality as they know it, Reed and Emmy must decide how far they are willing to go together in the name of survival and redemption.

    Override

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    Override is a 2021 UK crime thriller by Richard Colton
    Starring Luke Goss, Dean Cain and Amar Adatia BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Ria (Jess Impiazzi) is a young woman who finds herself reliving the same day over and over.

    Each day Ria wakes up to her normal routine but finds a different person playing her husband 'Jack' by her side. Why? Because Ria is actually the star of her own reality show A DAY WITH RIA'. Each husband is a contestant, there to show the world what they are made of.

    Ria re-lives her perfect 1950's housewife day over and over again, until one day her routine becomes tiresome and Ria holds the current Jack (Charlie Clapham) to ransom.

    This Jack also happens to be the Vice President (Dean Cain) of the USA's son. These dramatic turns of events mean the public discover the true massive conspiracy behind Ria, her husband(s) and one man's (luke Goss) secret vendetta against the Vice President.

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

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    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is a 2021 USA horror mystery thriller by Michael Chaves
    Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Julian Hilliard BBFC link 2020  IMDb

    Uncut and MPA R rated in the US. This was initially rated 18 uncut, by the BBFC but the distributors preferred a cut 15 rated version for 2021 cinema release. For home video the 4K Blu-ray is uncut but all the other formats are cut. The film is rated 16 uncut  by IFCO for Irish cinema release.

    BBFC cuts

    The BBFC commented about the cut UK Version:

    The distributor chose to reduce bloody injury detail in a suicide scene in order to obtain a 15 classification. An uncut 18 classification was available.

    Of course the BBFC is referring to vertical wrist slitting which is disallowed at 15.

    See the uncut scene in video from streamable.com . Ben comments:

    I've seen the uncut footage and 18 is absurdly harsh. It's demonic possession and *technically* self-harm, but not an attempted suicide at all as the BBFC called it. You see glass and blood on the man's wrist but no clear sign of process and injury

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong injury detail, horror:

    UK: The UK edit was passed 15 for strong threat, horror, violence after BBFC category cuts:

    Uncut in the US

    US: Uncut and MPA R rated for terror, violence and some disturbing images:

    Promotional Material

    One of the most sensational cases from Ed and Lorraine Warren's files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they'd ever seen before.

    The Films of Olivier Assayas

    The Films of Olivier Assayas is a film set by Olivier Assayas
    Starring

    • Disorder
    • Winter's Chil
    • Irma Vep
    • Demonlover
    UK: Passed aggregate 18 uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    Now recognised as one of French cinema's finest talents courtesy of such modern classics as Carlos , Summer Hours and Clouds of Sils Maria , Olivier Assayas started out as a critic and screenwriter before making his debut feature as director in 1986.

    Disorder tells the tale of a post-punk band whose friendships are tested when a music store robbery turns fatal. It marked Assayas as a talent to be reckoned with. The intimate story of Winter's Child built on that reputation and showed his remarkable gifts with actors, while in Irma Vep Assayas turned his attention to the French film industry to provide a mid-90s amalgam of François Truffaut's Day for Night and Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Beware of a Holy Whore , delighting audiences around the world and featuring a stand-out turn by Maggie Cheung playing a version of herself. Meanwhile, the startlingly prescient neo-noir/cyberhorror masterpiece Demonlover , takes a darker turn to present a chilling exploration of the nexus between sex and violence available at the click of a button, riffing on Cronenberg's Videodrome and with an iconic score by art-rock pioneers, Sonic Youth.

    Witty, heartfelt, and daring, Assayas remains one of the most interesting international filmmakers working today. No two films are quite alike. His work is vital, unexpected, and unmissable for any true lover of film.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

    • Four films by Olivier Assayas: Disorder, Winter's Child, Irma Vep and Demonlover
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all four films, from 2K restorations supervised and approved by Olivier Assayas
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Special packaging with newly commissioned artwork by Sister Hyde

    DISC 1 - DISORDER/WINTER'S CHILD

    • Original 2.0 Stereo soundtracks
    • Interview with writer-director Oliver Assayas
    • Interview with the cast of Disorder, Ann-Gisel Glass, Lucas Belvaux, Wadeck Stanczak and Rémi Martin
    • Theatrical trailers
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin

    DISC 2 - IRMA VEP

    • Original 2.0 Stereo DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Audio commentary by writer-director Olivier Assayas and critic Jean-Michel Frodon
    • On the Set of Irma Vep, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes featurette with optional commentary by Assayas and Frodon
    • Interview with Assayas and critic Charles Tesson
    • Interview with actors Maggie Cheung and Nathalie Richard
    • Man Yuk: A Portrait of Maggie Cheung, a 1997 short film by Assayas
    • Black and white rushes
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain

    DISC 3 - DEMONLOVER

    • Original 5.1 DTS-HD master audio
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Audio commentary by writer/director Olivier Assayas
    • Visual essay written and narrated by critic Jonathan Romney
    • Peripherie de Demonlover, an hour-long behind-the-scenes documentary directed by Yorick Le Saux
    • Archive interviews with Olivier Assayas, Connie Nielsen, Chloë Sevigny and Charles Berling
    • SY NYC 12/12/01: The Demonlover Sessions, a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the recording of the music score by Sonic Youth
    • Q&A with Olivier Assayas filmed at the Wexner Center for the Arts in 2003
    • Extended version of the Hellfire Club sequence
    • Original theatrical trailers
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

    Luz: The Flower of Evil

    Luz: The Flower of Evil is a 2019 Mexico / USA / Canada / Colombia / Costa Rica western fantasy by Juan Diego Escobar Alzate.
    Starring Yuri Vargas and Jim Muñoz and Conrado Osorio. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Summary Notes

    Far into the mountains, in a community led by a preacher named El Señor, a new child who is supposed to be the new messiah, is brought, and with him destruction and redemption. Soon, everything will change. Not only for the town, but on the preacher's home as his 3 daughters start to wonder the real origins of God itself, the nature of love, pleasure and inner freedom.

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

    Promotional Material

    Far into the Colombian mountains, a small farming community is rocked by the arrival of a mysterious young boy. Their leader, El Señor, claims that the child is the new Messiah, there to save their land, yet his three daughters start to question their father's beliefs when the community starts to dissolve into madness and violence. Is this boy God? The Devil? More importantly, is there a difference?

    Luz: The Flower of Evil marks the arrival of a stunning new cinematic voice. Juan Diego Escobar Alzate's harrowing yet beautiful take on Good versus Evil is unlike anything that has come before it and is essential viewing for any folk horror, acid western and dark arthouse film aficionados. Brace yourself.

    Limited Edition of 1,000 Units:

  • Collectors' edition slipcase with new art by Christopher Shy
  • Collectors' edition booklet with new writing by Diego López Fernández and Abraham Castillo Flores
  • Soundtrack CD by Brian Heater
  • 6 Art Cards

    Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Director and film critic Kurt Halfyard
  • The SITGES Experience' documentary
  • 'Making of' documentary
  • Trailer Reel
  • The Scum - Dead Eye's Music Video
  • Short Film - The Colours of Hope and Wonder
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