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Extreme Prejudice, Violent City, Horror Express and Curse of The Crimson Altar


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The Craft

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The Craft is a 1996 USA horror fantasy thriller by Andrew Fleming.
Starring Robin Tunney and Fairuza Balk and Neve Campbell. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2022 SHOUT! FACTORY Collector's Edition R0 4K Blu-ray/(RA) Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 17th May 2022
  • 2022 SHOUT! FACTORY Amazon VoD [US] at US Amazon #ad

Promotional Material

Sarah has always been different. So as the newcomer at St. Benedict's Academy, she immediately falls in with high school outsiders. But there's something different about her new friends, and it's not just that they won't settle for being a group of powerless misfits. They have discovered The Craft...and they are going to use it. This spectacular horror thriller has an all-star cast including Neve Campbell (the Scream franchise, Wild Things), Robin Tunney (Supernova, The Zodiac), Fairuza Balk (The Island of Dr. Moreau, American History X), Rachel True (Half Baked, Embrace of The Vampire) and Skeet Ulrich (Scream, Riverdale).

Bonus Content: 4K Restoration by Sony Audio Commentary with Director Andrew Fleming 4K Resoration by Sony Audio Commentary with Andrew Fleming Directing The Craft - An Interview with Andrew Fleming Producing The Craft - An Interview with Producer Douglas Wick Writing The Craft - An Interview with Co-Writer Peter Filardi Effecting The Craft - An Interview with Makeup Effects Supervisor Tony Gardner Vintage Featurette - Conjuring The Craft Vintage Featurette - The Making of The Craft Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Andrew Fleming Theatrical Trailer

Escape From New York

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Escape From New York is a 1981 UK / USA action Sci-Fi film by John Carpenter.
Starring Kurt Russell and Lee Van Cleef and Ernest Borgnine. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

In the future, crime is out of control and New York City is a maximum se

curity prison. Grabbing a bargaining chip right out of the air, convicts bring down the President's plane in bad old Gotham. Gruff Snake Plissken, a one-eyed lone warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President, and his cargo, out of this land of undesirables.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2022 SHOUT! FACTORY Collector's Edition R0 4K Blu-ray/(RA) Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 17th May 2022
  • 2022 SHOUT! FACTORY Amazon VoD [US] at US Amazon #ad

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A thrilling landmark film that jolts along at a breakneck pace, Escape From New York leapt to cult status with high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat suspense and the mind-blowing vision of lone warrior Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) battling his way out of a post-apocalyptic Manhattan! In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president (Donald Pleasence) crash-lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken (Russell). But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's mission--and his life--unless he succeeds!

Bonus Content:

  • 4K Restoration by StudioCanal
  • Dolby Atmos Track
  • Restored Original Stereo Track
  • Audio Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Actor Kurt Russel
  • Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and Production Designer Joe Alves
  • Audio Commentary with Actress Adrienne Barbeau and Director of Photography Dean Cundey
  • Audio Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Actor Kurt Russell
  • Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and Production Desginer Joe Alves
  • Audio Commentary with Actress Adrienne Barbeau and Director of Photography Dean Cudney
  • Trailers from Hell - Filmmaker Neil Marshall on Escape From New York
  • Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's Escape From New York
  • Radio Spot
  • Big Challenges in Little Manhattan: The Visual Effects of Escape From New York
  • Scoring the Escape - A Discussion with Composer Alan Howarth
  • On Set with John Carpenter - The Images of Escape From New York with Photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker
  • I Am Taylor - An Interview with Actor Joe Unger
  • My Night on Set - An Interview with Filmmaker David DeCoteau
  • Deleted Scene: The Original Opening Bank Robbery Sequence with Optional Audio Commentary
  • Return to Escape From New York Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Photo Galleries - Behind-the-Scenes, Posters and Lobby Cards
Extreme Prejudice

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Extreme Prejudice is a 1987 USA action crime western by Walter Hill.
Starring Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe and Michael Ironside. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema, VHS and 2000 DVD. Uncut since 2003 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. Initially cut in Germany and Australia but was later released uncut.

Summary Notes

When they were kids Texas Ranger Jack Benteen used to be best friends with drug kingpin Cash Bailey. At present, however, the only element linking them together is Jack's girlfriend Sarita, who used to be with Cash. She returns to Cash as a voluntary hostage to make certain that Jack keeps his hands off the drug lord's operation. On top of that, there is a meticulously planned drug bust, in which both Jack and Cash butt heads with CIA-funded paramilitary Maj. Paul Hackett, following his own agenda.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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Jack Benteen is an old fashioned Texas Ranger working out of El Paso, across the border in a small Mexican village resides his one time childhood friend Cash Bailey, who has become the districts drug running king. The two men have another link in sensual Sarita, a one-time mistress to Cash, and now Jack's lover. Both men run into a CIA-backed para-military group headed by a cold and calculating army major who plans to terminate Cash.
Girls Nite Out

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Girls Nite Out is a 1982 US film by Robert Deubel
Starring Julia Montgomery, James Carroll and Suzanne Barnes IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Promotional Material

A host of familiar genre faces including Hal Holbrook ( Creepshow ), Rutanya Alda ( Amityville II: The Possession ), Julia Montgomery ( The Kindred ) and Lauren-Marie Taylor ( Friday the 13th Part 2 ) rounds out the cast of this gloriously mean-spirited slice from the slasher golden age, Girls Nite Out !

The students of DeWitt University are preparing themselves for a night of fun and frolics in the form of an all-night scavenger hunt. Little do they know that they are in fact the ones being hunted... An unhinged assailant, disguised in the college's goofy bear mascot outfit -- and bearing knives for claws, two years before Freddy donned his famous gloves -- is stalking the campus hellbent on carving up co-eds.

Originally released under the only marginally more appropriate title of The Scaremaker , Girls Nite Out is a decidedly singular slasher flick which comes on like a frenetic cross between Animal House and Friday the 13th -- veering from jovial frat antics to jarringly disturbing scenes of the killer shrieking obscenities as he slices up his victims. On this nite out, no one is coming home!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from 35mm vault elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with genre film critic/author Justin Kerswell and film historian/author Amanda Reyes
  • Staying Alive -- a brand new video interview with actress Julia Montgomery
  • A Savage Mauling -- a brand new video interview with actress Laura Summer
  • Alone in the Dark -- a brand new video interview with actress Lois Robbins
  • It Was a Party! -- a brand new video interview with actor Paul Christie
  • Love & Death -- a brand new video interview with actors Lauren-Marie Taylor and John Didrichsen
  • Archival video interview with actress Julia Montgomery
  • The Scaremaker Alternate Title Card
  • Original Trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
Horror Express & Curse of The Crimson Altar

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Horror Express & Curse of The Crimson Altar is a double feature by Eugenio Martín, Vernon Sewell
Starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Telly Savalas

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 DigiComTV [Horror Express + Curse of The Crimson Altar] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 17th May 2022

Curse of the Crimson Altar is a 1968 UK horror by Vernon Sewell.
Starring Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee and Mark Eden. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon   IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1968 cinema release. This version was also released on home video until 2014 when the uncut version was released on Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

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Horror Express: This horror classic of the 1970's begins in China during 1906 where Professor Saxton (Lee) discovers the frozen body of a creature he believes may be the missing link to the explanation of human evolution Curse of the Crimson Altar: This is a British horror film starring Christopher Lee and Boris Karloff. Antiques dealer Robert Manning is searching for his brother, while experiencing strange dreams of ritual sacrifice.
Violent City

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Violent City is a 1970 Italy/France/US film by Sergio Sollima
Starring Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas and Jill Ireland BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1971. Later the cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2004. Exists as a full length Italian version and a shortened English version.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2022 Kl Studio Classics Special Edition [English + Italian versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 17th May 2022
  • 2022 Kl Studio Classics Special Edition [English + Italian versions] (R1) DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 17th May 2022

Promotional Material

In a city set to explode, one man has just lit the fuse! After a bloody double-cross leaves him for dead, professional hit man Jeff (Charles Bronson, Mr. Majestyk) tracks the shooter and his beautiful mistress (Jill Ireland, The Valdez Horses) to New Orleans. But when Jeff takes both revenge and the woman, he finds himself blackmailed by a powerful crime boss (Telly Savalas, A Town Called Hell) who wants the fiercely independent gunman to join his organization. Jeff refuses, and is hunted through an unforgiving city where love is like a loaded gun and debts of vengeance are paid in bullets. This is no ordinary Bronson movie! Packed with savage action and a shocking twist ending, Violent City (also known as The Family) was directed by Italian genre ace Sergio Sollima (Face to Face) from a fast-paced screenplay co-written by the brilliant Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties) and features a pulse-pounding score by the legendary Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly).

This 2-disc special edition includes both the original VIOLENT CITY and the 1973 US cut, THE FAMILY. Special Features: DISC 1: -2K Restoration of Violent City (In English & Italian with Optional English Subtitles) -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Paul Talbot, the author of the BRONSON'S LOOSE! Books -Shooting VIOLENT CITY: Interview with Co-Writer/Director Sergio Sollima -Theatrical Trailers for VIOLENT CITY and THE FAMILY -TV Spot for THE FAMILY DISC 2: -4K Restoration of Citta violenta (In Italian with Optional English Subtitles) -HD Master of The Family -- 2K Scan of a 35mm Print (In English with Optional English Subtitles) -Charles Bronson Theatrical Trailers

Without Warning

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Without Warning is a 1980 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Greydon Clark.
Starring Jack Palance and Martin Landau and Tarah Nutter. IMDb

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

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From Greydon Clark, the legendary cult director of Satan's Cheerleaders, Angels Brigade, The Return, Wacko, Joysticks, Final Justice and Uninvited, comes the ultimate in extraterrestrial terror--Without Warning. It's an alien. It preys on human fear. It feeds on human flesh. It comes with flying, bloodsucking jellyfish. And it's here! A group of teenagers, a grizzled hunter and a crazy war veteran wage a life-and-death battle against the insidious invader. Be warned, there can be only one survivor. The alien--or Earth. Humanity depends on Jack Palance (Sudden Fear), Martin Landau (The Being), Tarah Nutter (Chilly Scenes of Winter), Christopher S. Nelson (Roller Boogie), Cameron Mitchell (Silent Scream), Neville Brand (Eaten Alive), Sue Ane Langdon (The Evictors), Ralph Meeker (Kiss Me Deadly), Larry Storch (Sweet Sixteen), Lynn Theel (Humanoids from the Deep), Darby Hinton (Hi-Riders) and David Caruso (King of New York) to defeat the evil E.T. (Kevin Peter Hall, the predator in Predator). Ace cinematographer Dean Cundey (The Thing) lensed this classic creepfest and effects whiz Greg Cannom (Bram Stoker's Dracula) created the freaky fiends from outer space. Don't say we didn't warn you!

Special Features: -Brand New 2K Masters -Audio Commentary by Producer/Director Greydon Clark -Greg & Sandy's Alien Adventures: Interviews with Actors Tarah Nutter and Christopher S. Nelson (20:44) -Independents Day: Interview with Cinematographer Dean Cundey (15:05) -Producers vs. Aliens: Interview with Co-Writer/Co-Producer Daniel Grodnik (11:24) -Hunter's Blood: Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Creator Greg Cannom (5:56) -TRAILERS FROM HELL with Mike Mendez -Theatrical Trailer -Newly Commissioned Art by Vince Evans -Optional English Subtitles

 

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Violent City, Marry Me, Half a Loaf of Kung Fu, Hero


Link Here 16th May 2022

UK flagReleased on 16th May 2022

Half a Loaf of Kung Fu

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Half a Loaf of Kung Fu is a 1978 Taiwan/Hong Kong action comedy by Chi-Hwa Chen
Starring Jackie Chan, Chun-Erh Lung and Cheng-Lan Chin BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1988. Later uncut for 2002 DVD.

Summary Notes

Mostly a Kung-fu showcase; a loose script describes Jackie Chan's character learning Kung-fu from a beggar-master and his pupil while guarding a caravan from bandits. Chan's early comedic beginnings are shown here.

UK: Passed 18 uncut:

Promotional Material

While the mighty Shaw Brothers were dominating the Hong Kong martial arts scene with hard-hitting features like THE CHINESE BOXER and dazzling us with an aesthetic brilliance found in productions such as LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA or THE SHAOLIN DISCIPLES, writer and star JACKIE CHAN and director Chen Chi-Hwa were cutting across much of the pomposity associated with many of these types of films and offering something much more akin to parody with HALF A LOAF OF KUNG FU

Accident-prone Jiang (Chan) dreams of learning Kung Fu from a master, but when he takes employment as a bodyguard at a shady mansion, he stumbles upon an evil witch and finds himself in the middle of an uncertain future.

Funny, inventive and clever, HALF A LOAF OF KUNG FU provides light-hearted action, some bonkers scenarios and of course, Chan's patented style of fun and fury.

Hero

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Hero is a 1997 Hong Kong/China film by Corey Yuen
Starring Takeshi Kaneshiro, Biao Yuen and Jessica Hester Hsuan BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Exists as an International Version and an extended Taiwan Version.
UK: The International Version was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, injury detail:

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From director and writer Corey Yuen (Righting Wrongs, Red Cliff, The Transporter) comes this high-octane tale of criminal gangs, betrayal and greed. When brothers Ma Wing-jing (Taksehi Kaneshiro) and Ma Tai-cheung (Yuen Wah) flee their impoverished homeland to seek their fortune in Shanghai, they at first find more grinding penury when they are forced to work as lowly coolies, however Wing-jing soon becomes embroiled in the seedy world of big city triads and his once insignificant life becomes an arrogant lust for power. This fabulous remake of Cheh Chang's classic The Boxer from Shantung (1972) from the legendary Shaw Brothers studios is given a 90s makeover chock full with stunts, fights and awe inspiring action sequences. A must for collectors of martial arts cinema.
Violent City

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Violent City is a 1970 Italy/France/US film by Sergio Sollima
Starring Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas and Jill Ireland BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1971. Later the cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2004. Exists as a full length Italian version and a shortened English version.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for brief strong sex scenes and strong violence:
  • 2022 88 Films [Italian + US Versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 16th May 2022

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Starring Charles Bronson (ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, DEATH WISH) and Telly Savalas (THE DIRTY DOZEN, HORROR EXPRESS) this early Italian Poliziotteschi movie directed by Sergio Sollima, blasts its way across the screen in a bloody crime thriller of revenge and retribution. After being framed for a murder following a bloody shoot out, assassin Jeff Heston is finally released from prison where he immediately sets about seeking the pair who betrayed him. However, when he refuses to accept an offer to join the gang which set him up in the first place, Heston finds himself murderously pursued through the streets of New Orleans. Like the spaghetti westerns from a few years earlier, Violent City places its protagonist against the mercy of a corrupt system in a violently entertaining story full of twists, turns and surprises.

Extras: 3 Cuts of the Film, 4K Violent City 2K Italian Cut New The Family Version Audio Commentary by Paul Talbot Trailer Poss Mike Segal and or Bill Lustig interviews with Sergio Solima

Don't Return

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Don't Return is a 2020 Canada Sci-Fi horror by BJ Verot
Starring Richard Harmon, Echo Andersson and Sara Thompson BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

After the death of his father, a brilliant college student returns to his family home where he learns that the horrors from his childhood aren't as dead and gone as he once thought.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong horror, threat, language:

Promotional Material

After the death of his father, a brilliant college student returns to his family home where he learns that the horrors from his childhood aren't as dead and gone as he once thought.
Marry Me

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Marry Me is a 2021 USA comedy romance by Kat Coiro.
Starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson and Chloe Coleman. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut in the US to remove a strong language warning for PG-13.  Presumably the cut version has been distributed worldwide and this was then rated 12 by the BBFC.

Summary Notes

A betrayed pop star (Jennifer Lopez), slated to marry her pop star fianc39 (Maluma) on stage, instead marries a stranger from the audience - a high school math teacher (Owen Wilson). Against the odds, their sham relationship develops into something real... but can their love survive the limelight?

Versions

best available
run: 113m
pal: 108m
12

MPAA PG-13

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate sex references, implied strong language:

US: Cut and MPA PG-13 Rated for some language and suggestive material

The film was originally submitted and was MPA PG-13 rated for brief strong language and some suggestive material. The film was then edited, presumably to delete/obscure strong language, and resubmitted prior to release. The film was then MPA PG-13 rated for some language and suggestive material. Presumably the cut version has been distributed thereafter.

Wyrmwood: Apocalypse

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Wyrmwood: Apocalypse is a 2021 Australia action film by Kiah Roache-Turner
Starring Shantae Barnes-Cowan, Nicholas Boshier and Bianca Bradey BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

In a zombie-infested Australian wasteland, soldier Rhys has dedicated his life to tracking and capturing survivors for the Surgeon General in hopes of finding a cure.

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

Promotional Material

The long-overdue sequel to the spectacular 2014 FrightFest Glasgow hit, time to take another hellish, blood-soaked, breakneck-paced, thrill ride into joyous Ozploitation 1970s style sizzling with spectacular action and anarchic glee.

Siblings Barry and Brooke join forces with fellow rebels to take on soldier Rhys, The Colonel and The Surgeon intent on slaughtering their way through a zombie-infested wasteland to find the living dead cure.

With barely a moment to catch the breath, and more twists and turns than a pair of wrestling snakes, explosive, outlandish, playful, roaring, no-holds-barred, laugh-out-loud, deranged, gory fun is guaranteed.

Paris, 13th District

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Paris, 13th District is a 2021 France comedy romance by Jacques Audiard
Starring Lucie Zhang, Makita Samba and Noémie Merlant BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

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

Summary Notes

Émilie meets Camille who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy - They're friends, sometimes lovers and often both.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex:

Promotional Material

Jacques Audiard returns to Paris with an adaptation of Adrian Tomine's 2015 collection of graphic short stories Killing and Dying. Written in collaboration with Portrait of a Lady on Fire writer-director Céline Sciamma, and Léa Mysius, Paris, 13th District is set in the French capital's 13th arrondissement, on the left bank of the Seine, and charts the interwoven relationships between four twenty-somethings. Capturing a very different Paris to the one that appeared in his previous films, which were dominated by the city's underworld, Paris, 13th District is a modern story of love and life, reflecting shifting attitudes towards identity and fidelity in today's Paris.
Girls Nite Out

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  • The Scaremaker

Girls Nite Out is a 1982 US film by Robert Deubel
Starring Julia Montgomery, James Carroll and Suzanne Barnes Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. Passed 15 uncut for 2022 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, bloody images, sex references, sexual threat:

Promotional Material

A host of familiar genre faces including Hal Holbrook ( Creepshow ), Rutanya Alda ( Amityville II: The Possession ), Julia Montgomery ( The Kindred ) and Lauren-Marie Taylor ( Friday the 13th Part 2 ) rounds out the cast of this gloriously mean-spirited slice from the slasher golden age, Girls Nite Out !

The students of DeWitt University are preparing themselves for a night of fun and frolics in the form of an all-night scavenger hunt. Little do they know that they are in fact the ones being hunted... An unhinged assailant, disguised in the college's goofy bear mascot outfit -- and bearing knives for claws, two years before Freddy donned his famous gloves -- is stalking the campus hellbent on carving up co-eds.

Originally released under the only marginally more appropriate title of The Scaremaker , Girls Nite Out is a decidedly singular slasher flick which comes on like a frenetic cross between Animal House and Friday the 13th -- veering from jovial frat antics to jarringly disturbing scenes of the killer shrieking obscenities as he slices up his victims. On this nite out, no one is coming home!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from 35mm vault elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with genre film critic/author Justin Kerswell and film historian/author Amanda Reyes
  • Staying Alive -- a brand new video interview with actress Julia Montgomery
  • A Savage Mauling -- a brand new video interview with actress Laura Summer
  • Alone in the Dark -- a brand new video interview with actress Lois Robbins
  • It Was a Party! -- a brand new video interview with actor Paul Christie
  • Love & Death -- a brand new video interview with actors Lauren-Marie Taylor and John Didrichsen
  • Archival video interview with actress Julia Montgomery
  • The Scaremaker Alternate Title Card
  • Original Trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

Human Lanterns

Human Lanterns is a 1982 Hong Kong action horror by Chung Sun
Starring Tony Liu, Kuan Tai Chen and Lieh Lo BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The film was heavily cut for Hong Kong release but was released on 2005 18 rated UK DVD with just one scene missing. The film was released uncut on 2022 18 rated Blu-ray.

Summary Notes

A psychotic craftsman pits two rival Kung-Fu masters against each other while designing special lanterns from a disturbing source.

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

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Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 99m
pal: 95m
18UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexual violence:

This release is based upon the previous UK release but has the cut scene, previously provided on DVD Extras, being spliced back into the film.

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pre-cut
cut: 24s
run: 98:29s
pal: 94:33s
18 1980

MPAA Unrated

UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 for strong bloody violence without further BBFC cuts:
  • 2005 Momentum Pictures video

US:  The same pre-cut version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2008 Image DVD but with the cut scene included in the DVD Extras

This version is missing the scene with the first victim Yen-chu having her skin peeled. See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

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Hong Kong
Hong Kong: Cut by 3:40s for theatrical and DVD release

From pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com : The cuts were:

  • To remove the scene in the run up to the skin peeling of Yen-chu. Chun Fang rips off Yen-chu's clothes and cuts her head with an axe and a little later inserts the poison into her head wound. Afterwards he cuts her shoulder as the start point to the peeling
  • Note that the subsequent skin peeling of Yen-chu is included in this version, whereas it was missing from the UK DVD.
  • The Hong Kong version is then missing Fang showing Yen-chu her peeled skin and then moving to wash it
  • A scene is missing showing old Tsui being drowned in a barrel of blood
  • A scene with Fang ripping off the Lung's wife's clothes before starting to rape her

Promotional Material

Though featuring the Shaw Brothers custom brand of martial arts mayhem, HUMAN LANTERNS also taps into the early 80s craze for the American slasher film and the earlier Hammer horrors by providing a grisly take on the serial killer feature in an inimitable Hong Kong style. When an unbalanced craftsman decides to get revenge on two Kung Fu masters by creating special lanterns constructed from the human skin of their dead relatives, all hell breaks loose in this gruesome tale of bloody retribution. Taking its inspiration from movies like Psycho and real cases like Ed Gein, HUMAN LANTERNS is clearly not for the faint-hearted with its over the top gore and sadistic qualities but this slice of darker than dark fantasy still manages to be both wonderfully horrible and impressively entertaining.

Extras: Audio commentary by Kenneth Brorsson and Phil Gillon of the Podcast On Fire Network Interview with Susan Shaw by Fred Ambroisine

Revolver

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Revolver is a 1973 Italy/France/West Germany film by Sergio Sollima
Starring Oliver Reed, Fabio Testi and Paola Pitagora BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: Previously passed 15 uncutuncut for:

Promotional Material

After directing his triptych of political (and acclaimed) spaghetti westerns (The Big Gundown; Face to Face; and Run, Man, Run), Sergio Sollima directed two crime thrillers in the poliziotteschi genre -- the name given to the violent and action-packed Italian crime thrillers that had become exceedingly popular amongst Italian audiences. Sollima was a perfect fit for this style of filmmaking, and the two films he directed in the genre are both essential viewing. Presented here is the second, Revolver , starring Oliver Reed and <strongFabio Testi.

Kidnappers have snatched the wife of Milan's top prison warden (Reed) and demand the release of an inmate (Testi) as ransom. But when the warden allows his prisoner to escape, the two become trapped in a deadly conspiracy that reaches from the halls of government to the bullet-riddled city streets. Can an obsessed lawman and an escaped convict survive the forces of corruption as well as each other, or does the ultimate law of society belong to the revolver?

"Makes Death Wish look like wishful thinking!" was the immortal tagline that accompanied the film upon its US release (also retitled Blood in the Streets), but Revolver--as is to be expected from Sollima--is a much more complex film. Sollima was a highly political director and his films were often allegorical, implicitly opposed to the corruption endemic in Italian society at the time. With music by the late maestro, Ennio Morricone (including one of his most beloved compositions, Un Amico), Eureka Classics is proud to present Revolver from a new 4K restoration for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.

SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES; >

SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES ] | Limited Edition O-Card slipcase (2000 copies only) | 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a 4K restoration | English and Italian audio options | Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release | Brand new audio commentary by author / critic Kim Newman | Brand new interview with film scholar Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA | Archival interview with actor Fabio Testi | Original Trailers and Radio Adverts | PLUS: A Limited-Edition Collector's Booklet (2000 copies only) featuring two new essays by author Howard Hughes; one covering the background to the making of Revolver, and an extensive piece on Ennio Morricone's "Eurocrime" soundtracks | *All extras subject to change

 

 

 

Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Cinderella, Friday the 13th Part 3, Son of Samson, Cursed


Link Here 11th May 2022

US flagReleased on 10th May 2022

Friday the 13th Part 3

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Friday the 13th Part 3 is a 1982 US horror film by Steve Miner.
With Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage and Richard Brooker. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

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

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It's spine-tingling horror in a whole new dimension as Friday the 13th Part 3-3D: Deluxe Edition comes to disk! A carefree summer becomes a deadly nightmare for another group of naïve counselors who choose to ignore Camp Crystal Lake's gruesome legacy. They find themselves in a bloody game of cat-and-mouse with the maniacal Jason who stalks their every move...and ruthlessly kills them off one-by-one.
Cursed

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Cursed is a 2005 USA / Germany comedy horror thriller by Wes Craven.
Starring Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg and Portia de Rossi. BBFC link 2020  IMDb

There exists a Theatrical Version cut for a PG-13 rating and un uncut Unrated Version.

Summary Notes

Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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Packed with even more intense thrills than audiences experienced in theaters, the included unrated version of Wes Craven's Cursed brings you the terror of werewolves as never before! Christina Ricci (Yellowjackets), Jesse Eisenberg, (Zombieland), Joshua Jackson (Dr.Death), Judy Greer (Halloween Kills), and Milo Ventimiglia (Kiss of the Damned) find themselves caught up in an unimaginable horror!

A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults who, after being mauled by the beast, learn that the only way to break the curse put upon them is to kill the one who started it all! From master of horror Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson, the team that brought you Scream, Cursed is frightening, undeniably fun and presented here with both the theatrical and unrated versions!

Bonus Content:
  • 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
  • Behing the Fangs: The Making of Cursed
  • The Cursed Effects
  • Creature Editing 101
  • Becoming a Werewolf
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Selected Scenes with Audio Commentary by Special Makeup Effects Supervisor Greg Nicotero and Actor Derek Mears
Cinderella

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The Other Cinderella is a 1977 USA erotic musical comedy by Michael Pataki.
Starring Cheryl Smith, Yana Nirvana and Marilyn Corwin. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1977 cinema release and VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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Straight out of the swingin' '70s comes CINDERELLA , an early Charles Band classic that combines salacious sex, silly humor, ribald romance and best of all, utterly insane musical numbers! Perpetually abused by her incestuous stepsisters and wicked stepmother, poor Cinderella finally cuts loose when she gets the chance to attend the Prince's gala orgiastic ball. After the sexually frustrated Prince beds every young woman at the party, he's about to give up on love until he couples up with our enchanted heroine. But when the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella flees, leaving the smitten sovereign feeling blue. Will the prince find true happiness between the legs of his lady love and live lustfully ever after? Directed by Michael Pataki (MANSION OF THE DOOMED) and starring cult actress Cheryl Lynn Rainbeaux Smith (LEMORA, CAGED HEAT, PARASITE), Sy Richardson (THEY LIVE, COLORS) and British glam rocker Brett Smiley, this cheeky, hilarious and unapologetically horny song and dance-filled farce

Bonus features include: Vintage Trailers

Dark Night of the Scarecrow 2

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Dark Night of the Scarecrow 2 is a 2022 US horror TV movie by J.D. Feigelson
Starring Amber Wedding, Barry G. Bernson and Tim Gooch IMDb

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

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The wait... is over! The Scarecrow is back with a vengeance. The sequel to J.D. Feigelson's pitchfork- perfect DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW, "...one of the best made-for-TV horror films ever..." (Donald Guarisco, AMG Review) and one of the highest rated TV movies of all-time is finally here! Corn rustling, cicadas screaming, a crow watching as a farmer hears strange noises in his barn. He enters and looks around. Nothing. Suddenly a long, sharp scythe whisks through the air catching him between the eyes. Into this environment, Chris Rhymer (Amber Wedding) and her young son Jeremy (Aiden Shurr) have recently moved. It's a small country town in Stubblefield County. To locals she is a mystery. "Why", they asked themselves would she move to this backwater?

Chris finds work in a country store and Jeremy is watched after school by an older woman, Aunt Hildie (Carol Dines). Hildie and Jeremy form a close relationship at the expense of Chris. One day, while looking for Jeremy, Chris comes upon an old, weather-beaten Scarecrow. Seeing how sad it looks, she puts a flower into its lapel to brighten it up, and thinking it only an inert effigy, she whispers her troubled past life into its seemingly unhearing ear. That night a dark figure enters her room as Chris sleeps and returns the flower. Unrealized by Chris, Jeremy has fallen under the influence of Aunt Hildie. We see that she is manipulating the Scarecrow through Jeremy. With his spirit, mentally challenged in life, the scarecrow only responds to children like Jeremy. Then the terror begins. As locals and Chris's past come to destroy her, they are met with horror and grisly death from . . . the Scarecrow.

Girl With A Straight Razor

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Girl With A Straight Razor is a 2021 Canada film by Chris Alexander
Starring Ali Chappell and Thea Munster IMDb

Exists as a Director's Cut and a Producer's Cut/Darkside Cut.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Rising Sun Media [Director's Cut + Expanded Darkside Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 10th May 2022

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She wakes. She walks. She kills. Driven by an instinct she doesn't understand and guided by visions of a ghostly woman in black, only one thing is certain: the blade needs to feed. And the blade needs blood! Driven by an instinct she doesn't fully understand and haunted by memories of another life, Valerie prowls the night, guided by visions of a ghostly woman in black, a razor-wielding female prowls the night in her search for victims... and for answers to her haunting nightmares, which she hopes will bring her face-to-face with her own existential truth. Filmed in 2021 during the pandemic, Girl with a Straight Razor is Canadian cult film director Chris Alexander's (Blood for Irena, Queen of Blood, and Necropolis: Legion) seventh film, and his most defined blood-soaked giallo work to date.

Bonus features include: Audio commentary on the Director's Cut , Three Bonus Short Videos from co-star Thea Munster, Two Versions of the film: The Expanded Darkside Releasing Cut and Chris Alexander's Director's Cut, Giallo/Surreal Holiday Trailer Reel

Version

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA UnratedUS: The Director's Cut is MPA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Rising Sun Media [Director's Cut + Expanded Darkside Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad
uncut
Darkside Cut
run: 66m
pal: 63m
MPAA UnratedUS: The Darkside Cut/Producer's Cut is MPA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Rising Sun Media [Director's Cut + Expanded Darkside Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad
From IMDb.

An alternate producers cut prepared for the European streaming market runs 66 minutes and includes alternate takes of certain scenes, extra footage not included in the directors cut, different opening and closing credits sequences and additional music and songs. This version appeared on the Darkside Releasing Blu-ray alongside Alexander's official and preferred director's cut.

Sister Tempest

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Sister Tempest is a 2020 US film by Joe Badon
Starring Kali Russell, Angela Abadie and Lucas Boffin IMDb

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

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After facing an Alien tribunal and forced to recount her life, Anne becomes haunted by the memories of her younger sister Karen, who mysteriously went missing, leaving Anne to navigate a series of bizarre events as her life began to fall apart. When she meets a young student named Ginger at an all-girls art school, they form a deep connection, and soon the relationship starts to reflect Anne's relationship with her missing sister. A sumptuous feast for the senses by way of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Luis Buñuel, and David Lynch. This film burned the film festival circuit, swooping up countless awards, amongst them - Winner: Best of the Fest, South Texas Underground Film Fest; Best of the Fest, Byron Bay Underground Film Fest; Best Feature, The Sin City Horror Film Fest; Favorite Feature Film, Another Hole in the Head Film Festival; Best Editor, Nola Horror Film Fest.

Bonus features include: Deleted Scenes and Bloopers, Audio Commentary by the filmmakers and cast, Introduction to the film , Giallo/Surreal Holiday Trailer Reel

Son of Samson

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Son of Samson is a 1960 Italy/France/Yugoslavia film by Carlo Campogalliani
Starring Mark Forest, Chelo Alonso and Vira Silenti BBFC link 2020 IMDb

A heavily pre-cut version was rated 'A' by the BBFC in 1963. There seem to be several shortened versions.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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Marvel at great feats of strength and seduction in the pulse-quickening sword-and-sandal epic, Son of Samson. During the Persian rule over Egypt, the mighty Maciste (bodybuilder Mark Forest, Goliath and the Dragon) travels to the city of Tanis where the evil Queen Smedes (Folies Bergère dancer Chelo Alonso, Sheba and the Gladiator) rules with an iron fist and spreads misery across the land. Possessing legendary brawn and courage, Maciste leads a mass revolt against the queen and her tyrannical reign of terror. Director Carlo Campogalliani (Goliath and the Barbarians, Sword of the Conqueror) delivers the peplum genre goods in this breathtaking Color-and-Scope adventure, also known as Maciste in the Valley of the Kings.

Special Features: -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle and Filmmaker/Historian Michael Varrati -Trailers -Optional English Subtitles

 

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Johnny Mnemonic


Link Here 10th May 2022

UK flagReleased on 9th May 2022

Johnny Mnemonic

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Johnny Mnemonic is a 1995 Canada/US action thriller by Robert Longo
Starring Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren and Dina Meyer BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Japanese Version.

In 2021, 26 years after its original release, Robert Longo has converted the film into a black & white version that is a bit closer to his original intention. That black and white version premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

In the US: Rated R for strong sci-fi violence, and for language

Summary Notes

In 2021, the whole world is connected by the gigantic Internet, and almost a half of the population is suffering from the Nerve Attenuation Syndrome (NAS).Johnny with an implanted memory chip in his brain was ordered to transport the over loaded information from Beijing to Newark. While Pharmakom Industries supported by Yakuza tries to capture him to get the information back, the Low-tech group led by J-Bone tries to break the missing code to download the cure of NAS which Johnny carries.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, injury detail:
  • 2022 101 Films Limited Edition [HD Theatrical Version + SD Japanese Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 9th May 2022
  • 2022 101 Films Amazon VoD [UK] at UK Amazon #ad

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101 Films presents Robert Longo's cyberpunk classic Johnny Mnemonic (1995), released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Adapted for the screen by visionary writer William Gibson from his own short story and starring Keanu Reeves in a role that paved the way for his lead role in the Matrix series, Johnny Mnemonic is a futuristic thrill-ride that will blow your mind.

It's the year 2021 and Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data courier with a secret: he is carrying a dangerous stash of information in his mind and must race against time, money and gangsters to deliver the package and save himself. Accompanied by physically enhanced bodyguard Jane (Dina Meyer), Johnny sets out to acquire the passwords he needs to save himself. Worse yet, he is hunted by gangster Shinji (Denis Akiyama) and businessman Takahashi (Takeshi), both of whom seek the data Johnny possesses.

Brand New Extras:

  • Audio commentary by film critic Rich Johnson
  • Limited Edition Booklet: Features 'Future Proof: A Cyberpunk 101' by Rich Johnson and 'The Semiotic Ghosts of William Gibson' by Brian J. Robb
  • Limited Edition packaging with new artwork by Lucas Peverill
  • Set of art cards

Additional Extras:

  • Tomorrow Calling (1993), a short film adaptation of William Gibson's short story The Gernsback Continuum
  • Commentary with director Robert Longo
  • Japanese Director's cut (SD)
  • Featurette
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Interviews from the shoot
  • Music video
  • Trailer
 

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

The Boy Behind the Door


Link Here 2nd May 2022

UK flagReleased on 2nd May 2022

The Boy Behind the Door

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The Boy Behind the Door is a 2020 US horror mystery thriller by David Charbonier, Justin Powell
Starring Lonnie Chavis, Ezra Dewey and Kristin Bauer van Straten BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.

Summary Notes

After Bobby and his best friend Kevin are kidnapped and taken to a strange house in the middle of nowhere, Bobby manages to escape. But as he starts to make a break for it, he hears Kevin's screams for help and realizes he can't leave his friend behind.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for sustained threat, strong violence, injury detail:

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Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Caligula: The Untold Story, Reform School Girls, Schizoid/X-Ray


Link Here 26th April 2022

US flagReleased on 26th April 2022

Caligula: The Untold Story

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Caligula: The Untold Story is a 1981 Italy adult drama by Joe D'Amato
With David Brandon, Laura Gemser and Luciano Bartoli. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

The Original Version features hardcore footage not involving the lead players. A softcore US Version was also produced which was extensively cut by the BBFC for 18 rated UK cinema release in 1984. This version was later banned by the BBFC for 1987 VHS. The Italian Version is longer than the US Softcore Version but still excludes the hardcore footage.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Severin [Explicit + Softcore Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 26th April 2022
  • 2022 Severin [Explicit + Softcore Versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 26th April 2022

Reviews

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HE CROSSED A LINE MOST PEOPLE NEVER DARE TO MAKE! Only legendary maestro di sleaze Joe D'Amato (EMANUELLE IN AMERICA, ABSURD) could outdo the original CALIGULA for twisted sex, maniacal violence, and eye-popping perversion: David Brandon (BEYOND DARKNESS, STAGEFRIGHT) stars as the insane young emperor whose love of brutality and degradation is surpassed only by his hunger for enslaved virgins, cruel vengeance, extreme acts of 'horseplay' and beyond. Laura Gemser (BLACK EMANUELLE), Gabriele Tinti (ENDGAME), Charles Borromel (ABSURD) and future director Michele Soavi (CEMETERY MAN) star in this epic of orgiastic excess written by D'Amato and Luigi Montefiori/George Eastman (ANTHROPOPHAGUS) with a lavish score by Carlo Maria Cordio (SHOCKING DARK), presented in both the Explicit Italian Version and U.S. Release scanned in 2K from their original negatives with depraved new Special Features.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Trailer

Caligula & Messalina

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Caligula & Messalina is a 1981 Italy/France action biography by Bruno Mattei, Antonio Passalia, Jean-Jacques Renon
Starring Vladimir Brajovic, Betty Roland and Françoise Blanchard Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

This co-production has two different language versions, with some scenes shot differently but with basically the same cast. The original Italian version runs 111 minutes, and has less nudity; the French version runs 96 minutes, and has more nudity. There is also a sexier Explicit Italian version.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Severin [Explicit Italian version + US Unrated version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 26th April 2022
  • 2022 Severin [Explicit Italian version + US Unrated version] R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 26th April 2022

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WORLDWIDE PREMIERE OF THE EXTREME ITALIAN VERSION ON DVD!

In one of the earliest entries in the subgenre, ItaloFilth veteran Bruno Mattei (THE OTHER HELL, WOMEN'S PRISON MASSACRE) set the Caligsploitation standard for informative history, raid-the-peplum-props ingenuity and jaw-dropping depictions of ancient Roman depravity: When the deranged emperor (Vladimir Brajovic of THE STORY OF O) falls for an insatiable gladiatrix (Betty Roland of Mattei's CALIGULA REINCARNATED AS NERO), their reign will launch a mind-bending bacchanal of torture, sodomy, incest, castration, borrowed footage and aroused livestock. Françoise Blanchard (THE LIVING DEAD GIRL), Florence Guérin (Cozzi's THE BLACK CAT) and the infamous Sal Boris (THE BEAST IN HEAT) co-star in this saga of saturnalian obscenity, presented in both the Explicit Italian Version and Unrated U.S. Release scanned in 2K from their original negatives.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Caligula: The Life Behind The Legend -- Interview With Anthony A. Barrett, Author Of Caligula: The Corruption Of Power Trailer

Reform School Girls

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Reform School Girls is a 1986 USA crime thriller by Tom DeSimone.
Starring Linda Carol, Wendy O Williams and Pat Ast. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. Uncut for 18 rated DVD in 2016. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
Schizoid / X-Ray

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Schizoid / X-Ray is a double bill by David Paulsen, Boaz Davidson
Starring Klaus Kinski, Donna Wilkes and Marianna Hill

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2022 Vinegar Syndrome [Schizoid + X-Ray] R0 4K Blu-ray/RA Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 26th April 2022
  • 2022 Vinegar Syndrome Amazon VoD [US] at US Amazon #ad
Schizoid is a 1980 USA / Israel horror mystery thriller by David Paulsen.
Starring Klaus Kinski and Donna Wilkes and Marianna Hill. IMDb
There are no censorship issues with this film
X-Ray is a 1981 USA horror thriller by Boaz Davidson.
Starring Barbi Benton, Charles Lucia and Jon Van Ness. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb
A heavily pre-cut version was passed X without BBFC cuts for 1981 cinema release. Rank subsequently released the same pre-cut version on pre-cert VHS in 1983. The 2015 Blu-ray release is the full length uncut version. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

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Before becoming known for their over-the-top action spectacles, Cannon Films dabbled in the early 80s slasher craze, producing a handful of original slice n' dice classics, two of which are presented here on 4K UHD for the first time, from Vinegar Syndrome!

SCHIZOID

Pieter Fales is a renowned psychiatrist who is unable to reconcile his relationship with his teenage daughter, Alison. Julie, one of Pieter's patients, is a successful advice columnist in the midst of a messy divorce, who has also started receiving threatening letters. When a black clad, scissors wielding killer begins murdering people in Julie's life, she begins to suspect that her unknown writer and this mystery assailant might be one and the same...

Taking strong stylistic cues from the giallo genre, director David Paulsen's ( Savage Weekend ) SCHIZOID , is a delirious whodunit headlined by cult film superstar, Klaus Kinski ( Nosferatu the Vampyre ), alongside Donna Wilkes ( Angel ), Marianna Hill ( Messiah of Evil ), and an early appearance from Christopher Lloyd ( Back to the Future ), all amplified with a throbbing electronic score by Craig Huxley and presented here from a stunning new 4K restoration!

 X-RAY

When Susan was a little girl, she rejected the Valentine of a lovestruck classmate. Decades later, she's come to the hospital for a routine medical examination. But when her x-rays seem to show something unusual, Susan finds herself trapped in a bizarre medical nightmare, made all the worse as her vengeful childhood valentine, disguised among the hospital staff, begins murdering everyone in his path as a means of proving his undying 'romantic' obsession...

With its exceptionally colorful cinematography by Nicholas Josef von Sternberg ( Slaughterhouse Rock ) and otherworldly sense of surrealism, trailblazing Israeli filmmaker Boaz Davidson's ( The Last American Virgin ) sole foray into horror cinema, X-RAY (aka Hospital Massacre ) is a slasher like no other and has been freshly restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative, allowing its one-of-a-kind weirdness to be experienced as never before.

Bonus Features:
1. 3-disc Set: 2 4K Ultra HDs and 1 Region A Blu-ray
2. 4K UHDs presented in High-Dynamic-Range
3. Newly scanned & restored in 4K from their 35mm original camera negatives
4. "Shooting by March" - a brand new interview with Schizoid writer/director David Paulsen
5. "Hide the Scissors" - a brand new interview with Schizoid actress Donna Wilkes
6. "Blood in the Jacuzzi" - a brand new interview with Schizoid makeup artist Erica Ueland
7. "A Wellesley Graduate" - a brand new interview with Schizoid actress Flo Lawrence
8. "Ultra Violet Vengeance: The Talent & Technicians of X-Ray" - a brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew of X-Ray
9. "Bad Medicine" - an archival interview with X-Ray director Boaz Davidson
10. Original theatrical trailer for Schizoid
11. Inside cover artwork
12. English SDH subtitles

 

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Dreadnaught, Bilitis, Knockabout, Fragment of Fear


Link Here 25th April 2022

UK flagReleased on 25th April 2022

Bilitis

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Bilitis is a 1977 France/Italy romance by David Hamilton
Starring Patti D'Arbanville, Mona Kristensen and Bernard Giraudeau BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The 1977 UK cinema release was uncut and X rated but the 1987 18 rated VHS release was cut for sexual violence references. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2005. Unuct and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.

UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity and sexual violence:

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A coming of age story centring on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation. Shot by famous photographer David Hamilton and based on the novel by Pierre Louys.
Project Gemini

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Project Gemini is a 2022 Russia/Cyprus Sci-Fi adventure thriller by Aleks Guryev
Starring Egor Koreshkov, Alyona Konstantinova and Samoukov Kostya BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A sci-fi thriller about a space mission sent to terraform a distant planet. However, the mission encounters something unknown that has its own plan for the planet.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, horror, brief gore:

Promotional Material

In the near future, an ecological crisis threatens the Earth's existence. Humanity's only chance at surviving lies in creating a new home in space. An international expedition is formed, armed with terraforming technology, and is headed to a suitable exoplanet. During the flight, however, the spaceship breaks down, leaving the team stranded and with no way of contacting Earth. Unfortunately, there's also something unimaginable waiting for the astronauts. Facing the unknown will threaten the success of the mission, as well as the survival of humankind. Now, the Earth's fate is being decided in space.
Dreadnaught

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Dreadnaught is a 1981 Hong Kong action comedy by Woo-Ping Yuen
Starring Biao Yuen, Ka-Yan Leung and Shun-Yee Yuen BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty for 18 rated video in 1999. The same cuts continued to 15 rated DVD in 2006, but the 15 rated Blu-ray of 2022 is uncut.

UK: BBFC details not yet published for an uncut release:
  • 22022 Eureka Classics Special Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 25th April 2022

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Directed by legendary action choreographer Yuen Woo-ping ( The Matrix;Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ), Dreadnaught expertly blends majestic action sequences with superb physical comedy, courtesy of stars Yuen Biao, Bryan Leung Kar-yan , and Yuen Shun-yee .

A violent criminal known only as 'White Tiger' (Yuen Shun-yee; Iron Monkey ) is hiding amongst a theatre troupe, murdering anyone who discovers his identity (as well as anyone who happens to annoy him). Mousy, a timid laundry man (Yuen Biao; Project A ), crosses paths with White Tiger several times but always manages to escape. When the killer instead targets his friend (Bryan "Beardy" Leung; Warriors Two ), Mousy must overcome his cowardly nature and acquire the skills necessary to defeat the White Tiger.

Notable for being the final film in which Kwan Tak-hing portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-hung (and, oddly enough, for its famous laundry scene being directly referenced in Batman Forever ), Dreadnaught is a cult favourite amongst martial arts fans, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration!

SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES

Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [First Print Run of 2000 copies only] | Reversible sleeve design featuring original poster artwork | Original Cantonese mono audio | Optional English dubbed audio | Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release | Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) | Brand new feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | Archival interview with actress Lily Li (21 mins) | Trailers | PLUS: A Limited-Edition collector's booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver [First Print Run of 2000 copies only] | *All extras subject to change PRESS "the action is consistently inventive and smartly done" -- Cine Outsider "Woo-ping embraces far-out wackiness at every turn and explores some truly untapped territory with a cast more than adept at handling the pace" -- Kung Fu Movie Guide " impossible to resist Dreadnaught 's crazed high-wire act. " -- Village Voice

Knockabout

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Knockabout is a 1979 Hong Kong action comedy drama by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Starring Ka-Yan Leung, Chia-Yung Liu and Biao Yuen BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Exists as a Hong Kong Version and a shortened International Version.
UK: Both versions were passed 15 uncut for moderate violence:
  • 2022 Eureka Entertainment  [Hong Kong + International Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 25th April 2022

Reviews

  • See review from heyuguys.com : " The action is obviously the film's most important aspect, and Sammo expertly ramps things up from the silliness of the early fights to a much more consequential and violent series of scenes"

Promotional Material

Another fast and furious kung fu comedy classic directed by Sammo Hung ( The Millionaires' Express ), Knockabout features a cast of martial arts movie legends including Yuen Biao ( The Prodigal Son ), Bryan "Beardy" Leung Kar-yan ( Warriors Two ), and Lau Kar-wing ( Odd Couple ) alongside Hung himself.

Brothers Yipao (Yuen Biao) and Taipao (Leung Kar-yan) are a couple of down on their luck conmen. After getting soundly defeated by the kung fu master, Silver Fox (Lau Kar-wing), the brothers realise it would be in their own self-interest if they learn how to fight, and they ask him to train them. Unfortunately, their new master is actually a ruthless killer, and when the brothers realise this, one of them is murdered. To get revenge, the surviving brother must learn a unique form of kung fu from an unlikely source, a beggar who just happens to be a master fighter!

Featuring one of the greatest action finales in the history of Hong Kong cinema, Knockabout is yet another classic of martial arts filmmaking from the legendary Sammo Hung, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration.

SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES

Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling | Reversible sleeve design featuring original poster artwork | Original Cantonese mono audio | Optional English dubbed audio | Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release | Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) | Brand new feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | Archival interview with Sammo Hung | Archival interview with Bryan "Beardy" Leung Kar-yan | Archival interview with Grandmaster Chan Sau Chang (aka The Monkey King), a master of Monkey Style kung fu | Deleted Scene | Trailers | PLUS: A Limited Edition collector's booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver | *All extras subject to change

Fragment of Fear

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Fragment of Fear is a 1970 UK crime mystery drama by Richard C Sarafian.
Starring David Hemmings and Gayle Hunnicutt and Wilfrid Hyde-White. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A young British author is plunged into a nightmare as he tries to solve his aunt's murder in Italy. When threats of violence, mysterious notes and deadly phone calls shatter his life, the police and his girlfriend doubt the story due to his past as a drug addict - even though his life is in danger.

UK: Previously passed 15 uncut:

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Based on the novel A Fragment of Fear by former MI5 spy John Bingham, 7th Baron Clanmorris, this stylish cine-trip from Vanishing Point director Richard C. Sarafian features David Hemmings and Gayle Hunnicutt (then real-life husband and wife) falling into a waking nightmare of murder, mystery and paranoia. Extras INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES High Definition remaster Original mono audio The Writer as Auteur (2017, 14 mins): an analysis of the life and work of screenwriter Paul Dehn by author and broadcaster David Kipen First Assistant Director William P. Cartlidge on 'Fragment of Fear' (2017, 10 mins): a frank and revealing insight into the film's production Original radio spots Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: original promotional material New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre is a 1967 USA crime historical drama by Roger Corman.
Starring Jason Robards and George Segal and Ralph Meeker. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1967. Uncut and 15 rated on 2006 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:

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Roger Corman's most ambitious and expensive production -- his only film for a major studio -- is a violent and lurid account of the events leading up to one of the most infamous events in American crime history. Detailing the bitter and brutal rivalry between feuding Chicago mob bosses Al Capone and 'Bugs' Moran, Corman's vividly realised film features terrific performances from Jason Robards, Ralph Meeker and George Segal, and remains one of Corman's best films.

Extras

INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 4K restoration from the original negative
  • Original mono audio
  • Roger Corman Remembers (2014, 4 mins): the director discusses the making of The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
  • Scenes of the Crime (2018, 14 mins): a critical analysis by Barry Forshaw, film historian and author of American Noir
  • The Man of a Thousand Voices (2018, 11 mins): a new appreciation of the great voice actor Paul Frees by Ben Ohmart, author of Welcome, Foolish Mortals: The Life and Voices of Paul Frees
  • Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Roger Corman trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins)
  • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Stanley Long's Adventures: A Seventies Sex Comedy Threesome

Stanley Long's Adventures: A Seventies Sex Comedy Threesome is a film set by Stanley Long
Starring Barry Evans, Judy Geeson and Diana Dors

There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
  • 2022 Powerhouse Films/Indicator Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 25th April 2022

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Once dubbed the 'King of Sexploitation' by the tabloid press, Stanley Long was the godfather of the British sex film. Starting out with 8mm striptease reels in the 1950s before moving into nudist documentaries, Long went on to produce and direct a string of extremely popular X-rated movies which told tales of wife swapping, groupies and other saucy goings on. He reached the pinnacle of commercial success with this trio of incredibly successful 'on the job' sex comedies.

Adventures of a Taxi Driver, starring sitcom actor Barry Evans, set the template with the antics of a cabbie who 'gets more than his fare share'. Securing international distribution - as well as becoming the most successful comedy at the British box office in 1976 - it prompted two sequels, each featuring more of the same but with a different lead actor (future hit-record producer Christopher Neil).

Boasting supporting casts which burst with top-tier British acting talent - including Harry H Corbett (Steptoe and Son), Diana Dors (Berserk), Judy Geeson (Inseminoid), Suzy Kendall (To Sir, with Love), future musical theatre sensation Elaine Paige, and former Doctor Who Jon Pertwee - the Adventures series represents British popular filmmaking at its most unashamedly cheeky."

Extras "INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High Definition presentations of Adventures of a Taxi Driver, Adventures of a Private Eye, and Adventures of a Plumber's Mate
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentaries on all three films with director Stanley Long (2008)
  • The Best of the Adventures (1981): feature-length compilation of extracts from the Adventures series, made for the nascent videotape market and hosted by broadcaster Peter Noble
  • The BEHP Interview with Stanley Long (1999): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the producer and director in conversation with Denis Gifford and Emmanuel Yospa
  • Peter Sinclair's Camera (2022): the veteran cinematographer discusses his work for exploitation filmmakers Stanley Long and Pete Walker, and his move to Los Angeles in the 1980s to direct music videos
  • Dear Prudence (2022): Prudence Drage, one of Long's favourite performers, tells colourful stories from her extensive career as an actor and singer
  • Stanley by Simon (2022): Long's biographer Simon Sheridan recalls his close friendship with Britain's undisputed 'King of Sexploitation'
  • Super 8 version of Adventures of a Private Eye: cut-down home cinema presentation
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • Image galleries: extensive promotional and publicity materials from Stanley Long's archives
  • Can You Keep It Up with This, That and the Other for a Week? (2004): Jan Manthey's affectionate short film homage to the British sex comedies of the seventies
  • The Adventures of a Plumber in Outer Space (2008): Manthey's follow-up to Can You Keep It Up..., featuring a cameo appearance by Long
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Simon Sheridan, archival interviews with Stanley Long and actor-composer Christopher Neil, a letter from the producers complaining about the Adventures films' treatment in the British press, newspaper articles on the controversy surrounding the casting of Elaine Paige in Adventures of a Plumber's Mate while she was starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, a look at the three films' novelisations, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Jan Manthey on his short films, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 6,000 copies for the UK and US

Zeder

  • Revenge of the Dead

Zeder is a 1983 Italy horror by Pupi Avati.
Starring Gabriele Lavia and Anne Canovas and Paola Tanziani. BBFC link 2020  IMDb

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

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From Italian director Pupi Avati (THE HOUSE WITH LAUGHING WINDOWS) Zeder combines the aesthetics and atmospherics of the Giallo feature with those of the zombie movie in a slickly presented horror thriller. When Stefano, a young novelist is given a vintage typewriter as a birthday present, he discovers that the machine's ribbon contains the writings of a scientist proposing the existence of 'K-Zones', places where the dead can actually rise from their graves. Stylish, creepy and downright chilling, Zeder is the perfect movie for lovers of 80s Italian exploitation

Extras: Audio Commentary by Kim Newman Audio Commentary by Barry Forshaw and Eugenio Ercolani Eugenio Ercolani Featurettes

Nothing Underneath

Nothing Underneath is a 1985 Italy film by Carlo Vanzina
Starring Tom Schanley, Renée Simonsen and Nicola Perring BBFC link 2020   IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2022 Nucleus Films R0 4K Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon #ad released on 25th April 2022

Promotional Material

Mixing the visual style and shocking violence of the classic Italian Giallo with the slick sensuality of 1980s erotic thrillers, Carlo Vanzina's controversial box office hit Nothing Underneath dives into the dark underbelly of Milan's fashion world as American forest ranger Bob Crane -- inspired by a psychic vision - heads to Italy in search of his twin sister, a top model who has mysteriously vanished. He soon finds himself drawn into a sophisticated and sinister world of sex, murder, drugs and intrigue where no one is what they seem and a scissor-wielding assassin stalks the catwalk.
  • Brand new uncensored 4K transfer from the original negatives
  • Italian and English Stereo Audio Options
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with Justin Kerswell of The Hysteria Continues
  • Audio Commentary with film historian and critic Rachael Nisbet
  • Murders a la Mode - an interview with screenwritert Enrico Vanzina
  • Murder He Wrote - an interview with screenwriter Franco Ferrini
  • High Fashion Music - an interview with composer Pino Donaggio
  • Models, Murders and Italy - an interview with actor Tom Schanley
  • English theatrical trailers
  • Italian theatrical trailer
  • English inserts

Held

Held is a 2020 US horror mystery thriller by Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing
Starring Jill Awbrey, Bart Johnson and Travis Cluff BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

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A couple's ailing marriage is put to the test when they are held hostage in an isolated vacation rental by an unseen Voice that commands their every move.
 

 

 

Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Rogue Cops and Racketeers, Dr. Phibes Double Feature, Night Creatures


Link Here 20th April 2022

US flagReleased on 19th April 2022

Girl On A Chain Gang

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Girl On A Chain Gang is a 1966 US drama by Jerry Gross
Starring William Watson, Julie Ange and Ron Charles IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Three young people are framed, arrested, and thrown into prison by corrupt Southern police.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

Poor White Trash! Stay Clear - This Town Got Ways of Teaching You a Lesson! ! Schlock producer Jerry Gross made his directorial debut with Girl on a Chain Gang (1966) , a stirring feature about small town hate. William Watson, Julie Ange, and Ron Charles star in this shocker about three young people who are framed, arrested, and tossed into jail by corrupt Southern police. Gross, who produced everything from Blaxploitation films to features about teen pregnancy, exercised his social conscience in this drama about racist Southern cops. It was made the year after three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi, a subject Gross must've believed was worth exploiting into drive-in theater fare. True to his low budget roots, Gross filmed this one nowhere near the South, but in Long Island, New York! SPECIAL FEATURES Full length audio commentary with author, Jennifer Churchill New, original essay by Lisa Petrucci, in a full color booklet 'IT'S ALL IN THE TITLE: EXPLOITING JERRY GROSS' - A short history of the semi-legendary producer with author/film historian Chris Poggiali, from Ballyhoo Motion Pictures
Manhattan Baby

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Manhattan Baby is a 1982 Italy horror by Lucio Fulci.
Starring Christopher Connelly and Laura Lenzi and Brigitta Boccoli. IMDb

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

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THE SURREAL HORROR SHOCKER FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ZOMBIE AND THE BEYOND

A young girl on vacation in Egypt is given a mysterious charm, causing her archeologist father to be struck blind inside an unexplored pyramid tomb. But when the family returns home to Manhattan, a plague of supernatural evil and sudden violence follows. Can this ancient curse be stopped before it is unleashed on the streets of New York City?

Christopher Connelly (1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS), Laura Lenzi (THE ADVENTURES OF HERCULES II), Giovanni Frezza (THE HOUSE BY THE CEMTERY) and Carlo De Mejo(CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD) star in Italian shock master Lucio Fulci's bizarre horror thriller, which combines elements of THE EXORCIST, THE AWAKENING, POLTERGEIST, and more. Also known as EYE OF THE EVIL DEAD and POSSESSED, MANHATTAN BABY has been fully restored in 2K from the original uncensored camera negative and comes fully loaded with exclusive extras!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • HD Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 2.35:1 feature presentation
  • Audio: 5.1 DTS-HD (English); 1.0 DTS-HD (English)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol
  • Fulci & I -- Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi (An Hour-Long Career Overview Of the Soundtrack Collaborations of Fabio Frizzi & Lucio Fulci)
  • For The Birds -- Interview with Star Cosimo Cinieri
  • 25 Years With Fulci -- Interview with Make-Up Effects Artist Maurizio Trani
  • Beyond The Living Dead -- Interview with Co-Writer Dardano Sacchetti
  • Stephen Thrower on MANHATTAN BABY -- Interview with the author of 'Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci'
  • 'Manhattan Baby Suite' -- Live Studio Performance by Fabio Frizzi
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
Rogue Cops and Racketeers: Two Crime Thrillers from Enzo G. Castellari

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Rogue Cops and Racketeers: Two Crime Thrillers from Enzo G. Castellari is a double bill by Enzo G. Castellari
Starring Glauco Onorato, Marcella Michelangeli and Orso Maria Guerrini

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Arrow [Rogue Cops & Racketeers] Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 19th April 2022
The Big Racket is a 1976 Italian crime film by Enzo G Castellari.
With Fabio Testi, Vincent Gardenia and Renzo Palmer.  Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon   BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Cut for 18 rated 2003 VHS. Later restored for presumably uncut Blu-ray in 2022. Uncut in the US

The Heroin Busters is a 1977 Italy action thriller by Enzo G. Castellari
Starring Fabio Testi, David Hemmings and Sherry Buchanan IMDb
There are no censorship issues with this film

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Promotional Material

New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation and relocates his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest--within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen --animals turn malevolent, crops fail, one child disappears and another seems to become possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, daughter Thomasin is accused of witchcraft.

Special Features:
  • Feature 4K UHD and Blu-ray with bonus features on both formats
  • 4K UHD presented in Dolby Vision HDR
  • Archive audio commentary by Director Robert Eggers
  • New audio commentary by film writer and broadcaster Anna Bogutskaya
  • A Puritan Nightmare: a new interview with Robert Eggers
  • Embracing Darkness: a new interview with Anya Taylor-Joy
  • Love Thy Father: a new interview Ralph Ineson
  • A Pious Wife: a new interview with Actor Kate Dickie
  • Caleb's Lament: a new interview with Actor Harvey Scrimshaw
  • A Primal Folktale: features interviews with Robert Eggers and cast
  • BFI London Film Festival Q&A with Robert Eggers, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson and Producer Jay Van Hoy
  • Brothers: a short film by Robert Eggers
  • Optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
Limited Edition Contents:
  • Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Peter Diamond
  • 150-page hardback book with new essays by Emerson W Baker, Daniel Bird, Anton Bitel, Charles Bramesco, Lillian Crawford, Shelagh Rowan-Legg and Anya Stanley plus stills, costume, and production design gallery.
  • 6 collectors' art cards

Night Creatures

Night Creatures (aka Captain Clegg) is a 1962 UK horror mystery adventure by Peter Graham Scott.
Starring Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain and Patrick Allen. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Uncut in the UK and US. Home videos are noted as running around 80m but the BBFC noted an unlikely running time of 105 minutes for 1962 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

In the 18th century, a Navy captain (Patrick Allen, When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth) and his sailors investigate the rampaging "marsh phantoms" terrorizing a coastal town, but their search is hindered by Reverend Dr. Blyss (horror legend Peter Cushing) and a horrifying curse. Directed by Peter Graham Scott, this chiller also stars Oliver Reed (The Curse Of The Werewolf), Yvonne Romain (Circus Of Horrors) and Hammer Films regular Michael Ripper (Quatermass And The Pit).

Bonus Content:

  • 2K Scan from the Interpositive
  • Audio Commentary with Film Historian Bruce Hallenbeck
  • Pulp Friction -- The Cinematic Captain Clegg -- An Interview With Author/Film Historian Kim Newman
  • The Hammer Must Fall: Peter Cushing's Changing Directions -- An Interview With Author/Film Historian Jonathan Rigby
  • Brian with Bowie -- An Interview with Special Effects Artist Brian Johnson
  • The Making of Captain Clegg Hosted by Author Wayne Kinsey
  • The Mossman Legacy: George Mossman's Carriage Collection
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
 

 

US flagReleased on 12th April 2022

The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi

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  • Zatôichi

The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi is a 2003 Japan action crime comedy by Takeshi Kitano.
Starring Takeshi Kitano and Tadanobu Asano and Yui Natsukawa. IMDb

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

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In an empire ruled by fear, the people's only hope is the ultimate weapon: Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano) -- a blind, nomadic samurai whose sword has made him a hero and whose courage has made him a legend. Determined to help the desperate residents of a village, Zatoichi seeks justice through revenge. Inventive and bold, this film shines with its riveting action and breathtaking stunts.
Dr. Phibes Double Feature

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Dr. Phibes Double Feature is a double bill by Robert Fuest
Starring Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten and Peter Cushing

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
  • 2022 Kl Studio Classics [Dr. Phibes Double Feature] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 12th April 2022
The Abominable Dr. Phibes is a 1971 UK/USA comedy horror fantasy by Robert Fuest.
With Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten and Hugh Griffith. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020  IMDb
The BBFC cut the X rated 1971 cinema release, but the film is uncut and 15 rated on home video

Dr. Phibes Rises Again is a 1972 UK/USA comedy horror fantasy by Robert Fuest.
With Vincent Price, Robert Quarry and Valli Kemp. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for the X rated 1972 cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated on 2003 DVD

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THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (1971) Meet Doctor Phibes: a one-time concert musician who's now an all-time crazed murderer. In this clever, crypt-kicking classic, horrormeister Vincent Price (The Raven, The Last Man on Earth) plays a diabolical doc seeking the ultimate in revenge with precision creepiness and surgical wit. Watch Dr. Phibes live up to his promise: "Nine killed her, nine shall die, nine eternies in doom!" After a team of surgeons botch his beloved wife's surgery, leaving her for dead, the emotionally distraught Dr. Phibes creatively concocts a fatal prescription for revenge. Using the Good Book as his guide, Phibes unleashes a score of old testament atrocities--from a plague of locusts to an attack of rats--on his enemies that climax in what may be one of the eeriest endings on screen record! Robert Fuest (And Soon the Darkness) directed this darkly comic shocker that features Joseph Cotten (Baron Blood), Hugh Griffith (So Evil My Love), Terry-Thomas (The Green Man) and Virginia North (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) as the doc's evil assistant Vulnavia.

DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN (1972) Flesh Crawls! Blood Curdles! Phibes Lives! This sequel to The Abominable Dr. Phibes again features Vincent Price (Scream and Scream Again, House of the Long Shadows) as one of his most perfect horror villains in his long list of evil-doers. The eminent Dr. Phibes awakens from a decade of suspended animation and heads to Egypt with his mute aide-de-camp Vulnavia and the corpse of his dead wife. To resurrect his spouse, Phibes gets up to his usual, diabolical tricks: cleverly murdering people in strange and heinous ways to invoke a magical incantation. But once he is in the tomb of the dead Pharaohs, the good doctor discovers that his pursuit of an afterlife may be foiled by his nemesis who wants to end the reign of this sadistic surgeon of gore. Robert Fuest (The Devil's Rain) directed this spine-tingling romp that features Robert Quarry (Madhouse), Peter Jeffrey (Ring of Bright Water), Fiona Lewis (Tintorera) and Hugh Griffith (Cry of the Banshee), with guest stars Peter Cushing (The Skull), Beryl Reid (The Killing of Sister George) and Terry-Thomas (Danger: Diabolik).

Blu-ray Extras Include:
-Audio Commentary for THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES by Director Robert Fuest
-Audio Commentary for THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES Commentary by Justin Humphreys, the Author of THE DR. PHIBES COMPANION
-NEW Audio Commentary for DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN by Justin Humphreys, the Author of THE DR. PHIBES COMPANION
-Audio Commentary for DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN by Film Historian Tim Lucas
-DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN Radio Spots
-Theatrical Trailers for THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES and DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN
-Optional English Subtitles

New Year's Evil

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New Year's Evil is a 1980 USA horror thriller by Emmett Alston.
Starring Roz Kelly and Kip Niven and Chris Wallace. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

During a New Year's Eve celebration, a Punk Rock & New Wave show host gets a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered--and she will be the last one.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Promotional Material

On a totally punked-out New Year's Eve, vivacious TV hostess Diane "Blaze" Sullivan counts down the hours to midnight. But as her show progresses, every hour, on the hour, a savage maniac slashes up a new female victim. As the trail of mutilated bodies spreads throughout the city, it becomes apparent that the psychopath's ultimate target is Blaze herself. Desperate to stop the bloody rampage, the police frantically seal off the ongoing televised festivities. But the killer is quicker than they suspected--and he's also the last one anyone suspects. So join the holiday season's deadliest celebration with a New Year's resolution to stay alive! Starring Roz Kelly (TV's Happy Days), Kip Niven (Magnum Force), Grant Cramer (Hardbodies), Louisa Moritz (Death Race 2000), Taaffe O'Connell (Galaxy of Terror) and Teri Copley (TV's We Got It Made), New Year's Evil is a killer party you'll never forget from director Emmett Alston (9 Deaths of the Ninja, Demonwarp) and producers Golan-Globus (Enter the Ninja, Runaway Train).

Special Features:
-Brand New 2K Master
-Audio Commentary by Director Emmett Alston, Moderated by Code Red's Bill Olsen
-The Making of New Year's Evil: Featuring Interviews with Cinematographer Thomas Ackerman and Actors Kip Niven, Grant Cramer and Taaffe O'Connell
-Theatrical Trailer
-Newly Commissioned Art by Vince Evans
-Reversible Art
-Optional English Subtitles

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein is a 1994 USA / Japan Sci-Fi horror romance by Kenneth Branagh.
Starring Robert De Niro and Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter. IMDb

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

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Kenneth Branagh leads an all-star cast including Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce, Ian Holm, John Cleese and Aidan Quinn in his definitive cinematic version of Mary Shelley's classic tale of gothic terror.

At the turn of the 19th century, visionary scientist Victor Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh) embarks on an obsessive quest to conquer the mysteries of human mortality. But his hubristic bid to create life out of death goes hideously wrong, and succeeds only in begetting a deformed monster (Robert De Niro). Horrified by what he has wrought, the scientist attempts to destroy his creation, but fails. Rejected by his creator and shunned by the world of man, the tormented creature swears vengeance against Frankenstein and his family. As the monster begins to enact his murderous revenge, Victor must face a terrible reckoning with the tragic consequences of attempting to play God.

Mary Shelley's seminal novel is one of the most adapted books of all time, and this retelling faithfully goes back to the original source, lushly transforming the story's twin themes of love and death into a darkly operatic gothic romance. Unlike many versions of Shelley's novel, Branagh's adaptation understands that Frankenstein's misbegotten creation is as pitiable as he is monstrous, and never loses sight of the human tragedy lying at the core of its horrific tale. Filled with sweeping, atmospheric visuals and powerfully emotional performances from an award-winning ensemble of acting talent, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein stands as a landmark interpretation of this enduring masterpiece.

4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 4K restoration from the original camera negatives by Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original uncompressed stereo audio and DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by film historians Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains
  • Brand new interview with composer Patrick Doyle
  • Brand new interview with costumer designer James Acheson
  • Brand new interview with make-up designer Daniel Parker
  • Mary Shelley and The Creation of a Monster , a brand new documentary featurette on the origins and evolution of the Frankenstein story, featuring Gothic specialists David Pirie, Jonathan Rigby and Stephen Volk
  • Dissecting Mary Shelley's Frankenstein , a brand new featurette with David Pirie, Jonathan Rigby and Stephen Volk on the differences between the novel and Kenneth Branagh's screen adaptation
  • Frankenstein: A Liberal Adaptation from Mrs. Shelley's Famous Story for Edison Production (1910): The first screen adaptation of Shelley's story in a 2K restoration by the Library of Congress, with music by Donald Sosin
  • Original trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Laz Marquez
 

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Rogue Cops and Racketeers, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Crystal Lake Memories


Link Here 18th April 2022

UK flagReleased on 18th April 2022

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is a 1986 USA crime horror biography by John McNaughton.
With Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold and Tom Towles. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Heavily cut by the BBFC in varying ways until 2003 when the Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong violence:

Thanks to Jon, April 2022: Faulty disks

All copies of the Arrow 4K and regular Blu-Ray versions are faulty! They contain a picture glitch that occurs for about three seconds around the 28m mark. The Blu-Ray also has an additional fault, with the transfer of the film being in the incorrect colour range. (It looks bleached-out all the way through the entire film.)

Customers who've bought either version should wait to hear from Arrow's social media teams on Facebook on how to get their discs replaced.

Cutting Edge

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 17:
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

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4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

- Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negatives, approved by John McNaughton
- 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in HDR10
- Original 2.0 stereo mix and 5.1 DTS-HD Master audio
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Eric Adrian Lee
- Limited edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing by Shaun Kimber, Peter Vronsky, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Julian Petley
- Booklet containing the original storyboards for Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
- Double-sided fold-out poster
- Six collector's postcards (Limited Edition exclusive)

DISC ONE -- FEATURE & EXTRAS (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY)

- Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negatives
- 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in HDR10
- Brand new audio commentary by John McNaughton & Steven A. Jones
- Two archive commentaries by John McNaughton
- Scene specific commentaries with John McNaughton and critic Nigel Floyd
- Deleted scenes and outtakes
- Original script
- Original theatrical and 30th anniversary trailers
- Image gallery

DISC TWO -- BONUS DISC (BLU-RAY)

- Portrait: The Making of Henry, a 50-minute behind-the-scenes documentary
- In Defense of Henry, an appreciation by Joe Swanberg, Kim Morgan, Jeffrey Sconce, Joe Bob Briggs and Errol Morris
- Twisting the Lens: The Diegetic Camera and Voyeurism in Henry, exclusive new documentary with John McNaughton, Adam Rockoff, Anna Bogutskaya and Jonathan Rigby discussing killers behind cameras
- Henry vs. MPAA: A Visual History, the story of the struggle to get Henry into North American theatres
- Henry at the BBFC with Stephen Thrower, discussing Henry's troubled history at the hands of the British censors
- John McNaughton on Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, exclusive new interview with John McNaughton and Stephen A. Jones, conducted at the time of Henry's UK premiere in February 1990
- Interview with John McNaughton, from 1998
- It's Either You... Or Them: An Interview with Joe Coleman, the artist behind Henry's legendary original theatrical release poster
- John McNaughton in conversation with Nigel Floyd, interview from 2003
- In the Round: A Conversation with John McNaughton, conducted by Spencer Parsons in 2016

 

Rogue Cops and Racketeers: Two Crime Thrillers from Enzo G. Castellari

Rogue Cops and Racketeers: Two Crime Thrillers from Enzo G. Castellari is a double bill by Enzo G. Castellari
Starring Fabio Testi, Vincent Gardenia and David Hemmings

UK: Aggregate 18 rated
  • 2022 Arrow [Rogue Cops & Racketeers] Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 18th April 2022
The Big Racket is a 1976 Italian crime film by Enzo G Castellari.
With Fabio Testi, Vincent Gardenia and Renzo Palmer.  Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon   BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Cut for 18 rated 2003 VHS. Later restored for uncut 18 rated Blu-ray in 2022. Uncut in the US

The Heroin Busters is a 1977 Italy action thriller by Enzo G. Castellari
Starring Fabio Testi, David Hemmings and Sherry Buchanan IMDb
There are no censorship issues with this 15 rated film

Reviews

Promotional Material

Over a long and wide-ranging career, director Enzo G. Castellari (Keoma, The Inglorious Bastards) helmed some of the most infamous of all the poliziotteschi -- the gritty, action-packed crime films that proliferated in Italy throughout the 70s. Buckle up for a heart-stopping thrill ride through the seedy underbelly of Italian society in two of his most celebrated thrillers! In 1976's The Big Racket, Inspector Nico Palmieri (Fabio Testi, What Have You Done to Solange?) is hot on the heels of a gang of ruthless racketeers. Realizing he's not going to get anywhere within the confines of the law, Nico recruits a crack squad of civilians to dole out their own brand of justice.

Then, in 1977's The Heroin Busters, rule-flouting cop Fabio (Testi) goes deep undercover, chasing a globe-trotting ring of drug-smugglers suspected to be operating out of Rome. But can he and Mike Hamilton (David Hemmings, Deep Red), an Interpol agent with a hair-trigger temper, stay one step ahead of the criminals long enough to bring them down from the inside?

Featuring death-defying stunts, explosive shoot-outs and a pair of addictive, toe-tapping soundtracks courtesy of the De Angelis brothers (Torso) and legendary prog rock group Goblin (Suspiria), these two films represent the crème de la crème of the Italian crime thriller, both making their high definition debuts with stunning new restorations in this feature-packed box set from Arrow!

2-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS - Brand new 2K restorations of both films from the original 35mm camera negatives by Arrow Films - High Definition Blu-ray® (1080p) presentations - Original Italian and English front and end titles - Restored original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks - Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks - New audio commentaries on both films by critics Adrian J. Smith and David Flint - Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the films by Roberto Curti and Barry Forshaw - Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch - Twelve double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards

DISC 1 -- THE BIG RACKET - The Years of Racketeering, a new video interview with co-writer/director Enzo G. Castellari - Violent Times, a new video interview with actor Fabio Testi - Angel Face for a Tough Guy, a new video interview with actor Massimo Vanni - King of Movieola, a new video interview with editor Gianfranco Amicucci - The Great Racket, a new appreciation and career retrospective of composers Guido and Maurizio De Angelis by musician and disc collector Lovely Jon - Theatrical trailer - Image gallery

DISC 2 -- THE HEROIN BUSTERS - Endless Pursuit, a new video interview with co-writer/director Enzo G. Castellari - Drug Squad, a new video interview with actor Fabio Testi - The Drug Dealer, a new video interview with actor Massimo Vanni - How They Killed Italian Cinema, a new video interview with editor Gianfranco Amicucci - A Cop on the Set, a new video interview with retired poliziotto and criminologist Nicola Longo - The Eardrum Busters, a new appreciation and career retrospective of composers Goblin by musician and disc collector Lovely Jon - Theatrical trailer - Image gallery

Gates of Darkness

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Gates Of Darkness is a 2019 US horror romance by Don E. FauntLeRoy
Starring Randy Shelly, Tobin Bell and John Savage BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release
UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for suicide, child sexual abuse, self-harm, strong threat, bloody images:

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A dramatic mystery where a haunted teen endures a terrifying exorcism in the hopes of unlocking shocking secrets about the church and his family.
The Witch

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The Witch is a 2015 Canada / USA horror mystery drama by Robert Eggers.
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie. BBFC link 2020  IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

New England, 1630: William and Katherine try to lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. 'The Witch' is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own sins, leaving them prey for an inconceivable evil.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence:

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New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation and relocates his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest--within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen --animals turn malevolent, crops fail, one child disappears and another seems to become possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, daughter Thomasin is accused of witchcraft.

Special Features:
  • Feature 4K UHD and Blu-ray with bonus features on both formats
  • 4K UHD presented in Dolby Vision HDR
  • Archive audio commentary by Director Robert Eggers
  • New audio commentary by film writer and broadcaster Anna Bogutskaya
  • A Puritan Nightmare: a new interview with Robert Eggers
  • Embracing Darkness: a new interview with Anya Taylor-Joy
  • Love Thy Father: a new interview Ralph Ineson
  • A Pious Wife: a new interview with Actor Kate Dickie
  • Caleb's Lament: a new interview with Actor Harvey Scrimshaw
  • A Primal Folktale: features interviews with Robert Eggers and cast
  • BFI London Film Festival Q&A with Robert Eggers, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson and Producer Jay Van Hoy
  • Brothers: a short film by Robert Eggers
  • Optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
Limited Edition Contents:
  • Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Peter Diamond
  • 150-page hardback book with new essays by Emerson W Baker, Daniel Bird, Anton Bitel, Charles Bramesco, Lillian Crawford, Shelagh Rowan-Legg and Anya Stanley plus stills, costume, and production design gallery.
  • 6 collectors' art cards

Agnes

Agnes is a 2021 US horror drama by Mickey Reece
Starring Molly C. Quinn, Sean Gunn and Chris Sullivan BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Rumors of demonic possession at a religious convent prompts a church investigation into the strange goings-on among its nuns. A disaffected priest and his neophyte are confronted with temptation, bloodshed and a crisis of faith.

UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong language, violence, bloody images, child sex abuse references:

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A nun's disturbing behaviour sparks rumours of demonic possession at a remote convent. When a priest-in-waiting and his disillusioned mentor are sent to investigate, their methods backfire, leaving a wake of terror and trauma. The young Sister Agnes explodes with an outburst of rage and blasphemy, causing the church to send veteran priest Father Donaghue and a younger priest-on-the-rise, Benjamin, to investigate the incident as a potential demonic possession. A clever Horror that about halfway through makes a sharp left turn and becomes a compelling character study about how an innocent young woman must contend with a trauma she can't explain.

Devil's Triangle

Devil's Triangle is a 2021 US action horror by Brendan Petrizzo
Starring Fred Williamson, Morgan Bradley and Alyson Gorske BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

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When a group of marine biologists crash land in the Bermuda Triangle, they realize they have stumbled into the lost city of Atlantis. But they quickly discover the city isn't friendly, and its humanoid inhabitants are planning worldwide domination using the piles of weapons and technology that have fallen through the Triangle over the centuries.
 

 

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Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

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Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th is a 2022 film by Daniel Farrands
Starring Corey Feldman, Peter M. Bracke and Samantha Delutri

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

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Inspired by the critically acclaimed book, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise -- from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the blockbuster release of its 2009 "reboot." Combining hundreds of rare and never-before-seen photographs, film clips, outtakes, archival documents, conceptual art and behind-the-scenes footage, and featuring interviews with more than 150 cast and crew members spanning all twelve films and the television series, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES is the ultimate tribute to one of horror's most iconic and enduring franchises. Special Features: Commentary with Daniel Farrands, Peter Bracke and Luke Rafalowski
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter

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The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter is a 1984 Hong Kong action drama by Chia-Liang Liu.
Starring Chia-Hui Liu and Sheng Fu and Lily Li. BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1984 cinema release and 18 rated 1987 VHS. The cuts were waived for 2020 Blu-ray release

Summary Notes

The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, only two of the seven sons survive. One remains hidden by the family while the other lives on the run. The traitorous general must find them and silence them before either of them can testify to the Emperor of his treachery.

UK: Passed uncut for:

Summary Notes

The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, only two of the seven sons survive. One remains hidden by the family while the other lives on the run. The traitorous general must find them and silence them before either of them can testify to the Emperor of his treachery.

Fortress

Fortress is a 2021 US action thriller by James Cullen Bressack
Starring Bruce Willis, Chad Michael Murray and Jesse Metcalfe BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Summary Notes

A group of criminals hellbent on revenge, forces a retired officer and his son to save the day.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence:

The Green Knight

The Green Knight is a Ireland / Canada / USA horror fantasy drama by David Lowery.
Starring Dev Patel and Alicia Vikander and Joel Edgerton. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

In the US: Rated R for violence, some sexuality and graphic nudity

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex references, bloody images:

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An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.
 




 


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