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Satan's Blood


Link Here3rd March 2021

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Cthulhu Mansion

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Cthulhu Mansion is a 1992 Spain / UK horror by Juan Piquer Simón (as J.P. Simon)
Starring Frank Finlay,Marcia Layton,Luis Fernando Alvés IMDb

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

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After a drug deal gone wrong, a group of punks attempt to flee a local amusement park by taking a mysterious old magician named Chandu ( Frank Finlay ; Lifeforce ) and his beautiful daughter hostage. While trying to evade the police, the punks force Chandu to take them to his secluded mansion where they plan to seek refuge for the night and wait for the heat to die down. Unbeknownst to them, Chandu's obsession with the black arts and the occult has summoned an evil that not even he can control. As the house itself begins to terrorize and kill the trespassers, the survivors desperately attempt to uncover the horrifying secret to the mansion's magical spells, along with Chandu's own dark past...

One of the last films directed by Spain's notorious Juan Piquer Simón ( Slugs ), CTHULHU MANSION is a lavish and expectedly grotesque H.P. Lovecraft inspired chiller that, despite its early 90s production date, is firmly rooted in the aesthetics, gore, and creature effect work of prime 80s Euro horror. Never before on disc in the U.S., Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents this gothic gem in a new 2K restoration of archival 35mm film elements.

Bonus Features:
1. Region Free Blu-ray
2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm archival elements
3. "The Simon's Jigsaw: A Trip To The Universe of Juan Piquer Simón" - A Spanish feature length documentary tribute on the life and work of director Juan Piquer Simón, featuring many of the collaborators he's worked with over the years, including director Carlos Puerto, actor Jack Taylor, actress Hilda Fuchs, cinematographer Juan Mariné, FX artist Colin Arthur and many more...
4. "The Special Effects Make-up Magician" - an interview with sfx artist Colin Arthur
5. Reversible cover artwork
6. English SDH subtitles

Dark Tower

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Dark Tower is a 1989 USA / UK / Spain horror mystery thriller by Freddie Francis (as Ken Barnett) and Ken Wiederhorn (as Ken Barnett).
Starring Michael Moriarty, Jenny Agutter and Carol Lynley. IMDb

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

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A recently completed luxury high-rise in the center of Barcelona becomes the scene of an apparent 'accident,' which causes the death of a construction worker. However, witness Carolyn Page is adamant that someone - or something - else is responsible. Finding an unlikely ally in Dennis Randall, a grizzled cop now working as a private security consultant, the two decide to launch their own investigation into the mysterious goings on in the building, but it's not long before another grisly 'accidental' death occurs...

Directed pseudonymously by acclaimed British cinematographer Freddie Francis ( Tales From the Crypt ) and co-scripted by cult filmmaker Ken Widerhorn ( Shock Waves ), DARK TOWER is a suspenseful supernatural shocker that stars Jenny Agutter ( I Start Counting ), Michael Moriarty (TV's LAW & ORDER ), Carol Linley ( The Poseidon Adventure ), and Theodore Bikel ( The Defiant Ones ). Vinegar Syndrome presents the worldwide Blu-ray debut of this late 80s rarity newly restored from its 35mm interpositive.

Bonus Features:
1. Region A Blu-ray
2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm interpositive
3. "Dark Inspirations" - an interview with special effects artist Steve Neill
4. Promotional still gallery
5. Reversible cover artwork
6. SDH English subtitles

Satan's Blood

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Satan's Blood is a 1978 Spain horror by Carlos Puerto,Juan Piquer Simón (uncredited)
Starring Ángel Aranda,Sandra Alberti,Mariana Karr IMDb

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

Promotional Material

After a chance encounter with a mysterious couple claiming to be old friends, Andrés and Ana are invited to spend the evening at a beautiful, secluded old villa. As the night winds down, they begin to sense that there are some rather strange things going on around them and, after agreeing to sleep over, find themselves unwittingly pulled into a series of bizarre sexual encounters which they slowly discover are part of a horrifying Satanic ritual designed to make them slaves to the Prince of Darkness!

A fiendishly perverse blend of sleazy sex and gory violence written and directed by Carlos Puerto, with some uncredited assistance from producer and Spanish horror auteur Juan Piquer Simón ( Pieces ), SATAN'S BLOOD (originally titled Escalofrío , meaning 'chills') is one of the highlights of late 70s Spanish exploitation cinema. A skillfully constructed and elegantly photographed film that teases out its increasingly macabre twists, Vinegar Syndrome is pleased to present SATAN'S BLOOD on Blu-ray, freshly restored in 4K from a new scan of its 35mm original negative and featuring a wide array of revealing special features.

Bonus Features:
1. Region Free Blu-ray
2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
3. Includes both the English and Spanish language soundtracks
4. "Satan's Blood: Recuerdos de Escalofrío" - a 45 minute Spanish documentary on the making of Satan's Blood, with writer/director Carlos Puerto, actress Sandra Alberti, and editor Pedro del Rey
5. Commentary track with film historians and authors Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
6. Still gallery
7. Reversible cover artwork
8. English SDH subtitles

 

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Latest


Link Here1st March 2021

UK flagReleased on 1st March 2021

Hellraiser: Judgment

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Hellraiser: Judgment is a 2018 USA horror by Gary J Tunnicliffe.
Starring Randy Wayne, Heather Langenkamp and Rheagan Wallace. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
  • 2021 Lionsgate Home Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 1st March 2021
  • 2021 Lionsgate Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 1st March 2021

Promotional Material

The dreaded Pinhead returns in the classic Hellraiser series. Three detectives trying to stop a diabolical serial killer are sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor and the Jury await to pass judgment.

Extras:

Deleted and Extended Scenes
Gag Reel

 

 

 

Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Sex Terrorists on Wheels, Shogun's Joy Of Torture, Naked Girl Murdered In The Park


Link Here 23rd February 2021

US flagReleased on 23rd February 2021

Castle Of The Creeping Flesh

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Castle Of The Creeping Flesh is a 1968 West Germany horror by Adrian Hoven (as Percy G. Parker)
Starring Janine Reynaud,Howard Vernon,Elvira Berndorff IMDb

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

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CASTLE OF THE CREEPING FLESH - A haunted Gothic tale of madness, lust and blood-chilling horror!

From writer/director Adrian Hoven, creator of the infamous MARK OF THE DEVIL, comes a rarely-seen EuroSleaze masterpiece packed with krimi depravity, mondo-style shocks and graphic gothic insanity. When a group of bourgeois swingers stumble upon the creepy castle of the cursed Earl of Saxon, they'll discover an unholy nightmare of sexual violence, bombastic philosophy, deranged performances, grisly medical experiments, inappropriate music cues and one very mad bear. A stellar cast of Jess Franco regulars including Janine Raynaud (SUCCUBUS), Howard Vernon (SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY) and Michel Lemoine (KISS ME MONSTER) star in this sumptuous platter of late '60s filthwürst, also known as CASTLE OF BLOODY LUST. Now scanned uncut and uncensored from the German negative for the first time ever in America.

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

Special Features:
Adrian in the Castle of Bloody Lust - Archival Interview with Joyce Hoven and Percy Hoven.
MARK OF THE DEVIL Q&A with The Hoven Family at Austrian Pulp Film Fest.
Locations Featurette.
Trailers - English / German / Alt Title APPOINTMENT WITH LUST.
Textless Opening Credit Sequence.
German Opening Credit Sequence.
Plague Town

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Plague Town is a 2008 USA horror thriller by David Gregory
Starring Josslyn DeCrosta,Erica Rhodes,David Lombard IMDb

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

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PLAGUE TOWN - Now uncut and uncensored, with all-new special features.

A tourist family lost in the Irish countryside… a remote village that hides a hideous secret… PLAGUE TOWN - the taboo-bashing indie horror milestone that has been called "maniacally twisted" (Horror News), "chilling and disturbing" (Blu-ray.com) and "an experience that goes where most mainstream horror fears to tread" (Fangoria). Experience this "brilliant" (Quiet Earth) hybrid of grisly '70s shockers and graphic 21st century folk-horror, hailed as "an icy hand gradually sliding along the back of your neck for 90 minutes" (Mondo Digital). From co-writer/director David Gregory (BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON) and the producers of STAKELAND, now featuring an uncensored HD master and Special Features produced exclusively for this edition.

Specs:
Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1.
DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround.
Region: All.

Special Features:
2009 Audio Commentary with Director David Gregory and Producer Derek Curl.
White Lace & Button Eyes - The Making of PLAGUE TOWN by Documentary Filmmaker Howard S. Berger.
A Visit to Plague Town - Behind the Scenes Featurette.
The Sounds of Plague Town.
Trailer.
Short Films - SCATHED, TIL DEATH.
Motorpsycho Maniacs

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Motorpsycho Maniacs (aka Sex Terrorists on Wheels) is a 2019 USA / Germany western by Stefan Ruf
Starring Gregory Kelly,Don Daro,Larissa Dali IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2021 Dark Side Releasing (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 23rd February 2021

Promotional Material

When a biker gang terrorizes Esperanza County, it's up to a Texas Ranger, undercover as a badass outlaw biker babe, and old Ezra the blind sniper hermit with his seeing-eye coyote Max, to defend the civilians... Forming an unlikely duo, they battle the reign of bloody terror that's come to their town in this socially-satirical throwback to the exploitation action cinema of the 70s!

Bonus features include: Interviews with the characters, Audio Commentary

Naked Girl Murdered In The Park

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Naked Girl Murdered In The Park is a 1972 Italy / Spain crime war mystery by Alfonso Brescia
Starring Robert Hoffmann,Irina Demick,Pilar Velázquez IMDb

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

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A Lost Giallo Shocker! Uncut! Remastered! From Italian exploitation film director Alfonso Brescia (WAR OF THE ROBOTS, THE BEAST IN SPACE) comes NAKED GIRL MURDERED IN THE PARK, a rarely seen 1972 giallo thriller filled with sex, nudity and style to burn. When a millionaire is found dead in a rickety amusement park ride, his less-than-savory family stands to inherit his vast fortune. Naturally, the insurance company investigates, setting forth a serpentine series of double-dealings, dark secrets revealed...and gruesome murders! Once the titular deceased (and indeed, naked) dame shows up, all bets are off as twists follow turns, throats are cut and bodies brutalized, climaxing in an outrageous carnage-filled carnival finale. Starring such Eurogenre talents as Robert Hoffman (A BLACK VEIL FOR LISA, SPASMO), Irina Demick (Richardo Freda's TRAGIC CEREMONY) and Adolfo Celi (Mario Bava's DANGER: DIABOLIK) and featuring a sensual score by Carlo Savina (Bava's LISA AND THE DEVIL), NAKED GIRL MURDERED IN THE PARK has long been available only via heavily censored bootlegs ripped from shoddy VHS sources. Now, Full Moon is thrilled to be presenting this sleek and sexy shocker TOTALLY UNCUT and FULLY REMASTERED from the original 35mm camera negative.
The Hand That Feeds The Dead

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The Hand That Feeds The Dead is a 1974 Italy / Turkey horror by Yilmaz Duru,Sergio Garrone
Starring Klaus Kinski,Katia Christine,Marzia Damon IMDb

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

Promotional Material

Legendary eccentric performer Klaus Kinski (NOSFERATU: PHANTOM DER NACHT, JACK THE RIPPER, CRAWLSPACE) brings his inimitable brand of intensity to this rarely seen work of visceral European horror, presented here uncut for the first time in North America, remastered from the original 35mm negative! Kinski plays Professor Nijinski, whose work with experimental skin grafts has been aborted by a lab fire that has left his wife Tania (Katia Christine) now hideously burned, her face a bloody mass of flayed flesh and tissue. Nijinski vows to continue his research, venturing into the village with his hypnotized henchman (Erol Tas) to kidnap and murder local young woman and remove their skin, transplanting it onto his tortured wife's ruined skull. Will Nijinski get away with his hideous crimes and bring his beloved back to her previous luscious luster? Or will the long arm of the law put an end to his tirade of murder and mad science?
An Horror Anthology

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An Horror Anthology is a 2020 France horror by Chris Rakotomamonjy
Starring André Chomier,Anne Terret IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2021 Meridian Releasing Group (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 23rd February 2021
  • 2021 Meridian Releasing Group R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 23rd February 2021

Promotional Material

A couple takes shelter in a seedy bar. A man hears strange sounds around his house. A good old giallo - Monsters, demons, gunfights, psycho-killers take by storm this brand new anthology.
Lord of Tears

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Lord of Tears is a 2013 UK horror drama by Lawrie Brewster.
Starring David Schofield, Alexandra Hulme and Euan Douglas. Youtube link IMDb

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

Promotional Material

When a school teacher is plagued by recurring nightmares of a mysterious entity, he travels to his childhood home because suspects a link to a dark incident in his past.

Shogun's Joy Of Torture

Shogun's Joy Of Torture is a 1968 Japan horror drama by Teruo Ishii
Starring Teruo Yoshida,Masumi Tachibana,Fumio Watanabe IMDb

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

There is also a UK release.

Promotional Material

From the outrageous imagination of cult director Teruo Ishii ( Orgies of Edo , Horrors of Malformed Men ) comes this infamous omnibus of three shocking tales of crime and punishment based on true-life documented cases set during the reign of the Tokugawa shogunate.

The first tale sees the beautiful Mitsu (Masumi Tachibana) going to horrifying lengths to tend to her older brother Shinz (Teruo Yoshida), a carpenter injured in a work accident, but the law catches up on them and metes out a terrifying retribution after they violate the ultimate taboo. In the second, unfettered passions in a Buddhist nunnery are not allowed to go unpunished after abbess Reih (Yukie Kagawa) and her attendant Rintoku (Naomi Shiraishi) encounter a virile young monk from a neighboring temple. In the closing segment, a sadistic torturer (Fumio Watanabe) attempts to show a tattoo artist (Asao Koike) how to depict convincing expressions of faces of pain in his work by allowing him to sketch a selection of Europeans as they are tortured for entering Japan with the aim of spreading Christianity.

Ishii s notorious portmanteau of Edo-era excess signaled a change in direction for a director until then regarded for his crime and yakuza films, setting the ball rolling on the run of grotesque historical anthologies for which he is now best remembered. Vehemently denounced by the critics of the day, Shogun s Joy of Torture set a new benchmark for the depiction of sex, sadism and depravity in Japanese exploitation, with Ishii staging his elaborate torture methods with an unmatched verve and inventiveness.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes
  • Teruo Ishii: Erotic-Grotesque Maestro an exclusively newly filmed interview with the author Patrick Macias
  • Bind, Torture, Thrill author and critic Jasper Sharp discusses the history of torture in Japanese exploitation cinema
  • Original trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacob Phillips

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mark Schilling

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    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Malena, Demons 1and2, Mindwarp, 2001 A Space Odyssey


    Link Here 22nd February 2021

    UK flagReleased on 22nd February 2021

    The Curse of Dracula

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    The Curse of Dracula (The Curse of Valburga) is a 2019 Slovenia horror by Tomaz Gorkic.
    Starring Jurij Drevensek, Marko Mandic and Tanja Ribic. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details nots yet published:

    Promotional Material

    Two small time crooks looking to scam wealthy tourists organize a guided tour of an abandoned Slovenian manor house rumored to be haunted by the cousin of Count Dracula. Their first group of visitors consist of a Swedish Satanist looking for a relic, French goths on a vampire hunt and a Russian porn director looking for a location. The tour descends into bloody chaos as the tourists are slaughtered one-by-one by a mysterious phantom wielding a saw. When the survivors seek refuge in the basement, they are confronted by a family of hungry cannibals looking for their next meal.
    PULSE

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    PULSE is a 1988 USA Sci-Fi horror by Paul Golding.
    Starring Cliff De Young, Roxanne Hart and Joey Lawrence. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
    • 2021 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 22nd February 2021

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    In every second of every day, it improves our lives. And in a flash, it can end them.

    In today s world of modern conveniences, everything we rely on is run by electricity. But what happens if the power we take for granted turns against us? Old man Holger knows. He claims electricity is a living presence, whose voice can only be silenced by getting rid of anything that can hear it. Bill Rockland ( Cliff De Young ; Shock Treatment , Flight of the Navigator ) however, refuses to believe him. It must have been an accident when an electric spark ruptured the gas pipe that nearly killed Bill s son ( Joey Lawrence ). And it s surely a coincidence when his wife ( Roxanne Hart ) is severely scalded by their electric water heater. But when his own power tools attack him and an electrical fire turns their home into a blazing inferno, Bill realises Holger may have been right after all, and perhaps the time has come to finally pull the plug!

    A VHS favourite, Pulse returns to home video on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as part of Eureka Classics .

    SPECIAL BLU-RAY EDITION CONTAINS

    • Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase (First Print Run of 2000 Copies Only)
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
    • LPCM 2.0 audio
    • Optional English SDH
    • Brand new audio commentary by author and film historian Amanda Reyes
    • Tuning in to Tech Horror video essay by writer and film historian Lee Gambin
    • PLUS: A Limited Edition collector s booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar and author Craig Ian Mann; and an article on the film by filmmaker Adrián García Bogliano (Dark Phases) [2000 copies]

    MINDWARP

    MINDWARP (aka Brain Slasher) is a 1991 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Steve Barnett
    Starring Bruce Campbell,Angus Scrimm,Marta Martin BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but was later released uncut in an MPAA Unrated Version. A BBFC 18 rated 1993 VHS release seems to be the cut R rated version but the 2021 Blu-ray is reported to be the uncut version.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for the MPAA Unrated version:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    In the future, life will be a dream. And reality a nightmare.

    In a post-apocalyptic world, one woman ( Marta Alicia ) relies on computer fantasies to entertain herself, but a glitch sends her to a far-off wasteland to deal with monsters called Crawlers. She is saved by a young rebel ( Bruce Campbell ; the Evil Dead franchise, Bubba Ho-Tep ), but the pair are later captured and brought underground by the Crawlers. There, an overlord called the Seer ( Angus Scrimm ; the Phantasm series) presides over the kingdom and tries to make life miserable for his captives.

    The first film produced as part of the Fangoria Films label, Mindwarp is a gore-filled sci-fi horror classic of the early 90s, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

    SPECIAL BLU-RAY EDITION CONTAINS

    • Limited-Edition O-card slipcase (First Print Run of 2000 Copies Only)
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
    • LPCM 2.0 audio
    • Optional English SDH
    • Brand new feature length audio interview with Tony Timpone, former longtime editor of Fangoria Magazine
    • Fangoria s Weekend of Horrors 1990 footage from the horror convention, with Bruce Campbell and Angus Scrimm in attendance after recently filming Mindwarp
    • Reversible sleeve artwork featuring original poster artwork for both the original US release, and the international Brain Slasher artwork
    • PLUS: Limited-Edition Collector s Booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar and author Craig Ian Mann; and a reprinted article from Fangoria sister publication, Gorezone (First Print Run of 2000 Copies Only)

    Attic Expeditions

    Attic Expeditions is a 2001 USA comedy horror mystery by Jeremy Kasten
    Starring Andras Jones,Seth Green,Jeffrey Combs IMDb

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

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    ATTIC EXPEDITIONS - The worldwide Blu-ray premiere.

    It's been called "imaginative and audacious" (Los Angeles Times), "fantastic and surreal" (Classic Horror) and "an ideal film that verges towards masterpiece" (Weird Wild Realm). Now experience the Blu-ray premiere of the hallucinatory debut by director Jeremy Kasten (THE DEAD ONES, THE THEATRE BIZARRE, THE WIZARD OF GORE remake) about a young man committed to an asylum where madness, mayhem and murder may rip apart his mind forever. Seth Green (ROBOT CHICKEN), Jeffrey Combs (RE-ANIMATOR), Andras Jones (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4), Ted Raimi (SKINNER), Wendy Robie (TWIN PEAKS) and Alice Cooper star in the 2001 shocker Fangoria hailed as "an ambitious first feature laced with a wonderful cast, quirky charms and cool twists", scanned in 2k from the original negative with all-new Special Features.

    Specs:
    Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1.
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo.
    Region: All.

    Special Features:
    Cast & Crew 20 Year Pandemic Reunion & Story of Making THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS.
    Alice Cooper & Jeffrey Combs Internet Reunion .
    Horror Scholar Adam Rockoff Contextualizes THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS.
    Demons 1&2

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    Demons 1&2 Limited Edition is a double bill by Lamberto Bava

    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
    • 2021 Arrow Limited Edition [US + Internal Versions of Demons 1 + Demons 2] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 22nd February 2021

    Reviews

    • See review from flickeringmyth.com   : " The Arrow wizards have worked their magic over Lamberto Bava's demented Demons and its equally nuts sequel Demons 2 again to add to their impressive 4K catalogue "
    Demons is a 1985 Italian horror by Lamberto Bava.
    With Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey and Karl Zinny.
    YouTube icon IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for cinema release, VHS and DVD until 2000. Uncut and 18 rated since 2006. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US albeit with sound track and dubbing changes, and the removal of product placements.
    Demons 2 is a1986 Italy horror film by Lamberto Bava.
    With David Edwin Knight, Nancy Brilli and Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020   IMDb
    Uncut by the BBFC. Cut in the US for an R rating but the uncut version is released MPAA unrated.

    Promotional Material

    In the early 1980s, Dario Argento, the famed horror maestro responsible for such classics as Suspiria and Deep Red, branched out from directing into producing, shepherding the work of his fellow filmmakers to the screen among them Lamberto Bava (Delirium, A Blade in the Dark), son of the legendary Mario Bava. Together, they crafted two tales of terror that would become synonymous with Italian 80s horror, in which the veil between the real world and the silver screen is torn asunder. In 1985s Demons, a motley assortment of unwitting filmgoers accept invitations to a screening at the mysterious Metropol theatre. However, as the brutal slasher film unspools, the horror breaks free from the constraints the screen, unleashing a swarm of slathering demons, intent on spreading their evil plague across the globe. Then, in 1986s Demons 2, Hell comes direct to the living room as bloodthirsty demons descend on a luxury apartment block, devouring the residents and propagating their deadly plague.

    Arrow Video is proud to present brand new 4K restorations of both classic films, more vivid and terrifying than ever before, alongside a wealth of bonus features old and new, making this the ultimate experience in celluloid terror.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    • Brand new 4K restoration of both films by Arrow Films from the original camera negatives
    • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentations of both films in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
    • Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais
    • Limited edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing by Roberto Curti, Rachael Nisbet and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
    • Double-sided fold-out poster
    • Exclusive mystery sneak preview movie ticket (admits one to the Metropol Theatre)

    DISC 1 (4K ULTRA-HD BLU-RAY) DEMONS

    • Two versions of the film: the full-length original cut in Italian and English, and the slightly trimmed US cut, featuring alternate dubbing and sound effects
    • Brand new lossless English and Italian 5.1 audio tracks on the original cut
    • Original lossless English and Italian 2.0 stereo audio tracks on the original cut
    • Original lossless English 1.0 mono audio track on the US cut
    • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for both English soundtracks
    • New audio commentary by critics Kat Ellinger and Heather Drain, co-hosts of the Hells Bells podcast
    • Archival audio commentary by director Lamberto Bava and special makeup effects artist Sergio Stivaletti, moderated by journalist Loris Curci
    • Archival audio commentary by Lamberto Bava, Sergio Stivaletti, composer Claudio Simonetti and actress Geretta Geretta
    • Produced by Dario Argento, a new visual essay by author and critic Michael Mackenzie exploring the legendary filmmakers career as a producer
    • Darios Demon Days, an archival interview with writer/producer Dario Argento
    • Defining an Era in Music, an archival interview with Claudio Simonetti
    • Splatter Spaghetti Style, an archival interview with long-time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi
    • Italian theatrical trailer
    • International English theatrical trailer
    • US theatrical trailer

    DISC 2 (4K ULTRA-HD BLU-RAY) DEMONS 2

    • Brand new lossless English and Italian 5.1 audio tracks
    • Original lossless English and Italian 2.0 stereo audio tracks
    • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
    • New audio commentary by critic Travis Crawford
    • Archival audio commentary by director Lamberto Bava and special makeup effects artist Sergio Stivaletti, moderated by journalist Loris Curci And many more!

    Shogun's Joy of Torture

    Shogun's Joy of Torture is a 1968 Japan horror drama by Teruo Ishii
    Starring Teruo Yoshida,Masumi Tachibana,Fumio Watanabe BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    From the outrageous imagination of cult director Teruo Ishii (Orgies of Edo, Horrors of Malformed Men) comes this infamous omnibus of three shocking tales of crime and punishment based on true-life documented cases set during the reign of the Tokugawa shogunate. The first tale sees the beautiful Mitsu (Masumi Tachibana) going to horrifying lengths to tend to her older brother Shinz (Teruo Yoshida), a carpenter injured in a work accident, but the law catches up on them and metes out a terrifying retribution after they violate the ultimate taboo. In the second, unfettered passions in a Buddhist nunnery are not allowed to go unpunished after abbess Reih (Yukie Kagawa) and her attendant Rintoku (Naomi Shiraishi) encounter a virile young monk from a neighbouring temple. In the closing segment, a sadistic torturer (Fumio Watanabe) attempts to show a tattoo artist (Asao Koike) how to depict convincing expressions of faces of pain in his work by allowing him to sketch a selection of Europeans as they are tortured for entering Japan with the aim of spreading Christianity.

    Ishiis notorious portmanteau of Edo-era excess signalled a change in direction for a director until then regarded for his crime and yakuza films, setting the ball rolling on the run of grotesque historical anthologies for which he is now best remembered. Vehemently denounced by the critics of the day, Shoguns Joy of Torture set a new benchmark for the depiction of sex, sadism and depravity in Japanese exploitation, with Ishii staging his elaborate torture methods with an unmatched verve and inventiveness.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

    High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation Original uncompressed mono PCM audio Optional English subtitles Audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes Teruo Ishii: Erotic-Grotesque Maestro an exclusively newly filmed interview with the author Patrick Macias Bind, Torture, Thrill author and critic Jasper Sharp discusses the history of torture in Japanese exploitation cinema Original trailer Image gallery Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacob Phillips

    Host

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    Host is a 2020 UK horror mystery by Rob Savage.
    Starring Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore and Emma Louise Webb. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Six friends hire a medium to hold a seance via Zoom during 2020's lockdown. Some take it more seriously than others however and they get a lot more than they bargained for when they inadvertently anger a demonic spirit.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • New exclusive commentary by Director Rob Savage and Producer Douglas Cox
    • New exclusive cast commentary
    • New exclusive cast interview
    • Behind-the-Scenes feature
    • 'Is There Goblins Now?' the original prank video
    • 'Kate Scare' prank video test run
    • Rob Savage's short films Dawn of the Deaf and Salt
    • The Host Team Séance
    • BFI Q&A with Rob Savage, Gemma Hurley, Jed Shepherd, Douglas Cox, Haley Bishop, Brenna Rangott, Caroline Ward
    • Evolution of Horror interview with Rob Savage, Gemma Hurley and Jed Shepherd

    LIMITED EDTION CONTENTS

    • Rigid slipcase featuring new artwork by Thomas Walker
    • Perfect-bound booklet with the original story outline and new essays by Ella Kemp and Rich Johnson
    • 6 collectors' art cards
    Archenemy

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    Archenemy is a 2020 USA action crime fantasy by Adam Egypt Mortimer
    Starring Jessica Allain,Luis Kelly-Duarte,Mac Brandt BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for drug misuse, strong language, violence, injury detail:
    • 2021 Altitude Film Distribution R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 22nd February 2021

    Promotional Material

    Max Fist, claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space to earth, where he has no powers.

    No believes his stories except for a local teen named Hamster.

    Lovecraft Country: Season 1

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    Lovecraft Country: Season 1 is a 2020 USA Sci-Fi horror mystery by
    Starring Jonathan Majors,Jurnee Smollett,Courtney B. Vance IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Based on Matt Ruff's novel, this series follows Korean war vet Atticus Freeman, his friend Letitia and his Uncle George on a journey across 1950s Jim Crow America where they face racist terrors and the terrifying monsters of an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.
    2001 A Space Odyssey

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    2001 A Space Odyssey is a 1968 UK / USA Sci-Fi adventure by Stanley Kubrick.
    Starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and William Sylvester. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    The film was premiered in a longer version than that Kubrik settled on for theatrical release. All releases are rated 'U' by the BBFC and the equivalent 'G' by the MPAA.

    The main feature is U rated so the the 12 rating must be down to disk extras.

    UK: Passed U uncut for some mild horror:

    Promotional Material

    Stanley Kubrick's dazzling, Academy Award winning achievement is a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a sunning meld of music and motion. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) first visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonised space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Kier Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even immortality. "

    Extras

    Open the pod doors, HAL." Let an awesome journey unlike any other begin. Commentary by Kier Dullea and Gary Lockwood. Channel Four Documentary 2001: The Making of a Myth. 4 Insightful Featurettes: Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The legacy of 2001. Vision of a future passed: The Prophecy of 2001. 2001: A Space Odyssey- A look behind the future. What is out There? 2001: FX and Early Conceptual Artwork. Look: Stanley Kubrick! Audio-Only Bonus: 1966 Kubrick Interview Conducted by Jeremy Bernstein. Theatrical Trailer.

    Malena

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    Malena is a 2000 Italy/US drama by Giuseppe Tornatore.
    With Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro and Luciano Federico. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    The Italian Version is uncut but the film was butchered by Hollywood for the International Version released in the US and UK.
    UK: The cut International Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
    • 2021 Paramount Home Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 21st February 2021
    • 2021 Paramount Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 1st February 2021

    Promotional Material

    Nominated for two Oscars(Best Cinematography and Best Music), Malena tells the story of the most beautiful woman in an Italian town during World War II who becomes the subject of malicious gossip among the lustful townsmen and their jealous wives. But only her most ardent admirer will learn the untold true story of the mysterious and elusive Malèna, who inspires new heights of compassion, courage, and independence.

    Extras:

    • Making of Malena
    • Trailer

    The Young Master

    The Young Master is a 1980 Hong Kong action comedy adventure by Jackie Chan
    Starring Jackie Chan,Pai Wei,Biao Yuen Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Exists a full length Hong Kong Version, a shortened International Version, and a less shortened Extended International Version. There was also a 3 hour workprint but it has never been released. The 1982 cinema release was X rated but all home video releases have been 15 rated.

    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut:
    • 2021 88 Films [Hong Kong + International + Extended International Versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 22nd February 2021

    Promotional Material

    Jackie Chan was already a star when he made The Young Master but this film took him to another level. He plays 'Dragon' who undertakes a mission to find his missing brother, and gets into plenty of scrapes along the way - not least being mistaken for a criminal that the authorities are very keen to put behind bars...

    The Young Master was Jackie's second film as director, and he used it as a showcase to demonstrate just what he could do. And it remains a firm favourite of the fans, featuring some of the best set-pieces he ever cooked up. The black-belts at 88 Films are thrilled to present the UK Blu-ray premier of this true Hong Kong classic.

    Limited Edition
    Slipcase with brand-new artwork from R.P. "Kung Fu Bob" O'Brien
    Reversible sleeve with alternative Hong Kong poster artwork
    Double-sided foldout Poster
    6 Replica Lobby Cards
    80-page perfect-bound book featuring 3 new essays + selected archive materials
    * Jackie Chan - The Early Years: From Stuntman to Superstar by William Blaik (Fighting Spirit Film Festival)
    * The History of Martial Arts on Video by Tim Murray
    * Fan-Tastic! Jackie Chan Begins Again by James Oliver

    DISC 1
    New 2K Remaster of the Hong Kong Theatrical Cut [106 minutes]
    Restored from the original 35mm camera negative in 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
    Cantonese Mono Theatrical Mix
    Cantonese Mono Home Video Mix
    English 5.1 Dub [2002]
    Newly remastered English subtitles
    Audio Commentary with HK Cinema Expert Brandon 'OldPangYau' Bentley
    Rick Baker on The Young Master
    The Art of the Cut: Editing of The Young Master [21 mins]
    Extended Fight Scenes: reconstructed and previously unavailable [6 mins]
    "The Cut Master" A collection of rare deleted, extended, and alternate footage [13 mins]
    [archive] Jackie Chan Interview [8 mins]
    [archive] The Master: An Interview with master
    Whang In Sik [28 mins]
    NG (no good) shots [10 mins]
    Hong Kong trailer
    Extended Hong Kong trailer
    Japanese trailer
    US Home Video Trailer
    English trailer

    DISC 2
    International Export Cut [90 minutes ]
    Restored especially for the 40th Anniversary of the film, this version was commissioned by Golden Harvest for audiences outside Asia
    Contains the Classic English Dub and an alternate soundtrack featuring the song 'Kung Fu Fighting Man' performed in English by Jackie Chan
    Audio Commentary with HK cinema aficionados & game producers Audi Sorlie & Chris Ling

    Extended Export Cut [99 minutes]
    Released exclusively in Japan on 21st March 1981 by Toho-Towa, this version is broadly similar to the export cut. Although shorter than the Hong Kong cut, this composite cut features the uncut final fight and ending from said Hong Kong cut; alternate scenes, also included in the 90 minute export cut and the full-length export English Dub with alternate soundtrack

     

     

     

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    Latest releases


    Link Here 17th February 2021

    US flagReleased on 16th February 2021

    Archenemy

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    Archenemy is a 2020 USA action crime fantasy by Adam Egypt Mortimer
    Starring Jessica Allain,Luis Kelly-Duarte,Mac Brandt IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Max Fist (Joe Manganiello) is a local drunk who claims to be a superhero from the planet Chromium. He tells anyone who will listen that he was pulled into a wormhole, falling through time and space, and dropped to earth without any of his powers. No one pays any attention to Max except a teenager named Hamster (Skylan Brooks) who can't get enough of Max's stories. When Hamster and his sister (Zolee Griggs) get in trouble with a vicious drug syndicate led by The Manager (Glenn Howerton), Max takes to the streets as a brutal vigilante hellbent on proving himself as the hero no one believes him to be. Bonus Features Making Of Featurette
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Full Treatment, Cash on Demand, Breeder, Spell


    Link Here 15th February 2021

    UK flagReleased on 15th February 2021

    Spell

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    Spell is a USA horror thriller by Mark Tonderai.
    Starring Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine and Andre Jacobs. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    While flying to his father's funeral in rural Appalachia, an intense storm causes Marquis (Omari Hardwick) to lose control of the plane carrying him and his family. He awakens wounded, alone and trapped in Ms. Eloise's (Loretta Devine) attic, who claims she can nurse him back to health with the Boogity, a Hoodoo figure she has made from his blood and skin. Unable to call for help, Marquis desperately tries to outwit and break free from her dark magic and save his family from a sinister ritual before the rise of the blood moon.

     

    Extras:

    Language: English 5.1 (Dolby), English 5.1 Audio Descriptive Track (Dolby)
    Subtitles: English, English (Closed Captions), English (SDH), French - Canadian, Spanish - Latin American

    BREEDER

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    BREEDER is a 2020 Denmark horror thriller by Jens Dahl
    Starring Sara Hjort Ditlevsen,Anders Heinrichsen,Morten Holst BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexual violence, sexual threat, sex, nudity :
    • 2021 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 15th February 2021

    Reviews

    • See review from flickeringmyth.com : " It won't be for everyone but Breeder is well shot, contains a few strong performances, displays some gloriously nasty torture that will be very uncomfortable viewing for some "

    Promotional Material

    Women are being abducted for bio-hacking experiments. Can Mia unravel the nightmare, or will she become the next test subject?

    A renowned health supplement company, run by a ruthless businesswoman ( Signe Egholm Olsen ), is selecting and abducting young women as part of an experiment bio-hacking babies DNA to enable her clients to reverse the ageing process. When Mia ( Sara Hjort Ditlevsen , Borgman ) goes to investigate, she finds herself trapped, branded and tortured in a grim underground facility. Familiar faces start to appear, and she realises that she is not alone in this. Can she somehow find inner strength and escape from the nightmare?

    Drawing comparisons to the New French Extreme films of the early 2000s, Breeder is a brutal modernist survival horror directed by Pusher screenwriter Jens Dahl .

    SPECIAL BLU-RAY EDITION CONTAINS

    • Limited Edition O-card Slipcase (First Print Run of 2000 Copies Only)
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
    • DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Interview with director Jens Dahl and screenwriter Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen
    • PLUS: A Collector s Booklet featuring a new essay by film historian Kat Ellinger
    The Odds

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    The Odds is a 2018 USA horror by Bob Giordano.
    Starring Abbi Butler, James J Fuertes and Katie Gunn. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    A young woman joins an underground game of pain endurance, hoping to win $1 million. She soon discovers the game is rigged, and the real opponent is a sadistic psychopath who created it. As things progress, she's forced to endure ever-increasing torture, as her opponent devises ever-more horrific methods to manipulate and defeat her.
    The Skin Collector

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    The Skin Collector (aka Shiver) is a 2012 USA horror thriller by Julian Richards
    Starring Danielle Harris,John Jarratt,Casper Van Dien IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    The Gryphon (John Jarratt) is a serial killer with a flair for the dramatic - and a grisly trophy case of victims. But when he sets out to add young secretary Wendy Alden (Danielle Harris) to his macabre collection, he gets more than he bargained for. Always one step ahead of the pursuing Detective Delgado (Casper Van Dien) the brilliant psychopath penetrates police lines at will, circling ever closer to the target of his deranged fantasies. Until finally, the only thing standing between Wendy and the Gryphon's unthinkable desires is her own indomitable will to survive.
    Cash on Demand

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    Cash on Demand is a 1961 UK crime thriller by Quentin Lawrence.
    Starring Peter Cushing, André Morell and Richard Vernon. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no indications of censorship but the film has been released with several different runtimes.

    Powerhouse notes a 67m version that is described as the UK Theatrical Cut but this does not correlated to any version seen by the BBFC.

    UK: The US Version was passed PG uncut for mild threat:
    • 2021 Powerhouse Films [UK + US Extended Version] RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 15th February 2021

    Promotional Material

    This tense and hugely entertaining heist thriller is a Hammer take on A Christmas Carol, which pits miserly and fastidious bank manager (Peter Cushing in sparkling form) against debonair robber André Morell, as a plot to rob a bank on Christmas Eve unfolds in almost real time.

    Reuniting Cushing and Morell, who had just played Holmes and Watson for Hammer in The Hound of the Baskervilles (and co-starred in the BBC's controversial 1954 adaptation of George Orwell's 1984), this ingenious suspenser is now regarded by many as one of Hammer's best films.

    Extras INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

    • - High Definition remaster
    • - Original mono audio
    • - Two presentations of the film: the original UK theatrical cut (67 mins); and the extended US version (81 mins)
    • - Audio commentary with film historians Jonathan Rigby and David Miller
    • - The Perfect Crime: Inside 'Cash on Demand' (2018, 19 mins): an analysis of the film and its production by Hammer expert Jonathan Rigby, BFI curator Josephine Botting and cultural historian John J Johnston
    • - Hammer's Women: Lois Daine (2018, 10 mins): critic and author Becky Booth on the popular English
    • - Lois Daine on 'Cash on Demand' (2018, 8 mins): a new and exclusive interview with the actor
    • - Original theatrical trailer
    • - Image galleries: press and promotional material
    • - English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

    The Full Treatment

    The Full Treatment is a 1960 UK mystery drama by Val Guest.
    Starring Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento and Ronald Lewis. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Passed X uncut for 1960 release but was cut for US release. A toned down TV version seems to have become the home video version but an extra scene was found for for 2018 Blu-ray.
    UK: The TV Version swas previously passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat:
    • 2021 Powerhouse Standard Edition [UK video version + cut TV version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 15th February 2021

    Promotional Material

    A racing driver (Ronald Lewis) is injured in a car accident on his honeymoon which leaves him mentally scarred, and with violent impulses towards his new bride (Diane Cilento).

    Directed by Val Guest (The Quatermass Xperiment, The Day The Earth Caught Fire) and photographed by the great Gilbert Taylor (Dr. Strangelove, The Omen, Star Wars), The Full Treatment again draws inspiration from Clouzot's Les Diaboliques, and is one of Hammer's most effective and distinctive psychological thrillers of the 1960s.

    Extras INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

    * High Definition remaster
    * Original mono audio
    * Two presentations of the film: The Full Treatment (110 mins), the complete and uncut UK version; and Stop Me Before I Kill! (108 mins), the censored US version
    * Mind Control: Inside 'The Full Treatment' (2018, 21 mins): an analysis of the film and its production by Hammer expert Jonathan Rigby, BFI curator Josephine Botting and cultural historian John J Johnston
    * Hammer's Women: Diane Cilento (2018, 11 mins): Dr Melanie Williams, author of Female Stars of British Cinema, explores the life and career of the Australian theatre and film actress and author
    * A Subject for Analysis (2018, 15 mins): the BFI's Vic Pratt explores the work of prolific British filmmaker Val Guest
    * Censored Scene (4 mins): the bathroom scene that revealed too much for US censors
    * US theatrical trailer
    * Image galleries: press and promotional material
    * English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    *Running time: 110/108 mins
    * Original Release: 1960
    * Colour/B&W: B&W
    * Region Code: ABC
    * Subtitles: English SDH

    Never Take Sweets from a Stranger

    Never Take Sweets From a Stranger is a 1960 UK horror mystery thriller by Cyril Frankel.
    Starring Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen and Felix Aylmer. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Uncut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1960. Later uncut and 12 rated on 2017 Blu-ray. The US Theatrical Version was cut for dialogue.
    UK: Passed 12 uncut for child abuse theme and references, moderate threat:
    • 2021 Powerhouse Standard Edition RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 15th February 2021

    Promotional Material

    One of Hammer's most controversial and genuinely adult thrillers, Never Take Sweets from a Stranger is a serious drama that dealt candidly (for the time) with the issue of child abuse.

    Deftly handled, the film is a sincere and unsensational treatment of a taboo subject. Avoiding melodrama it addresses the horrors of the real world but remains a compelling and genuinely unsettling work.

    INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

    * High Definition remaster
    * Original mono audio
    * Alternative presentation with US Never Take Candy from a Stranger title sequence
    * Conspiracy Theories: Inside 'Never Take Sweets from a Stranger' (2018, 25 mins): an analysis of the film and its production by Hammer expert Jonathan Rigby, BFI curator Josephine Botting and cultural historian John J Johnston
    * Hammer's Women: Gwen Watford (2018, 8 mins): British cinema expert Dr Laura Mayne explores the life and career of the prolific film, stage, and television actress
    * An Interview with Janina Faye (2018, 15 mins): the British actress recalls her time working with Hammer
    * An Appreciation by Matthew Holness (2018, 12 mins): the actor, writer, director and Hammer fan reflects on many aspects of the film
    * The Perfect Horror Chord (2018, 44 mins): a new appreciation of composer Elisabeth Lutyens by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
    * US theatrical trailer
    * Brian Trenchard-Smith trailer commentary (2013, 4 mins): a short critical appreciation
    * Image galleries: press and promotional material
    * New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

    Double Team

     

    Double Team is a 1997 USA action comedy thriller by Hark Tsui.
    Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman and Mickey Rourke. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    What do you get if you take one of the greatest action film stars of his era - that's Jean-Claude Van Damme, from Maximum Risk and Blood Sport - and team him with one of the true masters of Hong Kong action cinema (Tsui Hark, the Once Upon A Time in China trilogy)? You get Double Team, that's what - one of the roughest, toughest, ass-kicking movies that the 90s had to offer.

    The Muscles From Brussels is government agent Jack Quinn; his wife has been kidnapped by major-league terrorist 'Stavros' (Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler, 9 1/2 Weeks). The only way he can get her back is with the help of arms dealer Yaz - basketball legend Dennis Rodman - and you'd better believe that sparks are going to fly.

    88 Films are proud to present one of Van Damme's very best pictures, on UK Blu-ray for the first time.

    Extras:

    [LIMITED NUMBERED SLIPCASE - 3000]
    [A3 Poster]
    HD Transfer in 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
    5.1 DTS-HD MA Soundtrack
    Stereo LPCM Soundtrack
    Optional English SDH Subtitles
    Audio Commentary by Audi Sorlie
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Region Code: B

    Features Include
    Limited Edition Numbered Slipcase [3000]
    Booklet Notes By James Oliver - HOOP DREAMS The bonkers world of Double Team
    DTS-HD MA 5.1
    Audio Commentary with Action cinema aficionado & game producer Audi Sorlie & sports writer Chris Ling
    Optional English Subtitles

    Maximum Risk

    Maximum Risk is a 1996 USA action crime adventure by Ringo Lam.
    Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge and Jean-Hugues Anglade. Melon Farmers link YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Uncut by the BBFC for cinema release but cut for VHS and DVD. UK Blu-ray releases seem to be uncut though. Uncut in the US
    UK: Released uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    When French cop Alain Moreau (Jean-Claude Van Damme) discovers the man who looks exactly like him, he enters a whole new world of hurt. The dead man wasn't just the identical twin brother Alain knew nothing about, he was a key player in the Russian mafia. Following the trail to New York, Alain teams up with Alex, (Natasha Henstridge, Species) his late brother's fiancé, and uses the family resemblance to get inside the mob and tear it down from within. But he's playing a very dangerous game...

    One of JCVD's very best movies, with maverick director Ringo Lam (City on Fire - the film which inspired Reservoir Dogs) keeping the action at boiling point. 88 Films are proud to present this uncut Blu-ray of an action classic.

    Extras:

    [LIMITED NUMBERED SLIPCASE - 3000]
    [A3 Poster]
    HD Transfer in 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
    5.1 DTS-HD MA Soundtrack
    Stereo LPCM Soundtrack
    Optional English SDH Subtitles
    Audio Commentary by Audi Sorlie
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Region Code: B

    Features:

    Limited Edition Numbered Slipcase [3000]]
    Booklet Notes By James Oliver - WHAM-BAM THANK YOU VAN DAMME Maximum Risk, maximum reward]
    DTS-HD MA 5.1]
    DTS-HD MA 2.0]
    Audio Commentary with Action cinema aficionado and game producer Audi Sorlie]
    Optional English Subtitles

    Land Of The Dead

    Land of the Dead is a 2005 Canada / France / USA horror thriller by George A Romero.
    Starring John Leguizamo, Asia Argento and Simon Baker. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version was passed 15 for 2004 cinema release. Home video releases are the uncut MPAA Unrated version which was also passed 15 uncut for UK home video. The film was banned in Ukraine
    UK : The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, horror and gore:
    UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts
    • 2021 Fabulous Films [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 15th February 2021
    • 2021 Fabulous Films [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 15th February 2021

    Promotional Material

    It has been two decades since master filmmaker George A. Romero's zombies have scared audiances around the globe.

    For years, fans have been eagerly awaiting his return. And now the day is here. An all-new chapter of horror has arrived. Now that zombies have taken over the world, the living have built a walled-in city to keep the dead out.

    But all's not well where it's most safe, as a revolution plans to overthrow the city's leadership, and the zombies are turning into more advanced creatures. George A. Romero's Land of the Dead is the acclaimed director's long awaited return to the genre he invented. BE SCARED

    Bonus Features

    Disc 1 Cholo's Reckoning: An Interview with Actor John Leguizamo
    • Charlie's Story: An Interview with Actor Robert Joy
    • The Pillsbury Actor: An Interview with Actor Pedro Miguel Arce
    • Four of the Apocalypse: An Interview with Actors Eugene Clark, Jennifer Baxter, Boyd Banks and Jasmin Geljo
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Dream of the Dead Documentary
    • Dream of the Dead with Audio Commentary by Director Roy Frumkes
    • Deleted Scenes from Dream of the Dead

    Disc 2 Unrated Version of the Feature

    • Feature Commentary with Director George A. Romero, Producer Peter Grunwald and Editor Michael Doherty
    • Feature Commentary with Zombie Performers Matt Blazi, Glena Chao, Michael Felsher and Rob Mayr
    • When Shaun Met George
    • Bringing the Dead to Life
    • Scenes of Carnage
    • Zombie Effects: From Green Screen to Finished Scene
    • Scream Tests: Zombie Casting Call
    • Bringing the Storyboards to Life
    • Undead Again : The Making of Land of the Dead
    • A Day with the Living Dead
    • Reversible Sleeve
    • All New Artwork by Graham Humphreys
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Santo In The Treasure Of Dracula, Happy Times


    Link Here 8th February 2021

    US flagReleased on 9th February 2021

    Santo In The Treasure Of Dracula

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    Santo In The Treasure Of Dracula is a 1969 Mexico action horror fantasy by René Cardona.
    Starring Santo, Aldo Monti and Noelia Noel. IMDb

    The original 1969 release of Santo en El Tesoro de Dracula was black-and-white and featured no nudity. The film was simultaneously shot in colour featuring full frontal nudity for European markets and finally released in Mexico in 2012 as El Vampiro y el Sexo. This release is this Sexy Vampire Version.
    US: The Sexy Vampire Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2021 VCI Entertainment [Sexy Vampire Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 9th February 2021
    • 2021 VCI Entertainment [Sexy Vampire Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 9th February 2021

    Promotional Material

    After inventing a time machine, Mexican wrestler, El Santo, uses it to go back in time to track down the location of Dracula's hidden treasure. This is with the noble intention of using the treasure to help fund a children's hospital. In his quest to obtain the treasure, he is forced to face down and battle Dracula and his bevy of beautiful, vampire vixens.

    The original 1969 release of Santo en El Tesoro de Drácula was black-and-white and featured no nudity. The film was simultaneously shot in colour featuring full frontal nudity for European markets and finally released in Mexico in 2012 as El Vampiro y el Sexo.

    Happy Times

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    Happy Times is a 2019 Israel / USA / Italy action comedy horror by Michael Mayer
    Starring Shani Atias,Michael Aloni,Stéfi Celma IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    A boorish Israeli-American couple plan a Sabbath dinner party for a group of fellow ex-pat friends and family in their Hollywood Hills mansion. What could possibly go wrong? Well, start with a deadly mix of alcohol, add inflated egos, some inappropriate lust and top with raging jealousy and the result is of cauldron of murderous mayhem. A shot gun, garden sheers, kitchen knives and even a garbage disposal are used as weapons of choice as these deranged guests turn on each other in director Michael Mayer's outrageous and bloody comedy.
    Honor Killing

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    Honor Killing is a 2018 USA action film by Mercedes
    Starring Mercedes,Jim Schumacher,Tina Alper IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    When a young woman is brutally attacked, she seeks the aid of her own flesh and blood, but her Father has other plans for her - a bullet to her head. Now, she live... lives for vengeance. You can't keep a good woman down!

    Madame Claude

    Madame Claude is a 1977 France comedy drama by Just Jaeckin
    Starring Françoise Fabian,Dayle Haddon,Murray Head IMDb

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

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    MADAME CLAUDE - A film by Just Jaekin, the director of EMMANUELLE.

    Following the worldwide smashes EMMANUELLE (1974) and THE STORY OF O (1975), influential French filmmaker Just Jaeckin returned in 1977 with the sensual real-life drama MADAME CLAUDE. Starring French New Wave icon Françoise Fabian in the title role along with a sinister Klaus Kinski and the lovely Dayle Haddon, MADAME CLAUDE is an incredibly timeless look at one of the most controversial figures in recent French history. Originally released as THE FRENCH WOMAN in the United States, MADAME CLAUDE is a mesmerizing mixture of elegant eroticism and potent political thriller powered by Jaeckin's inventive direction and an unforgettable score by legendary French composer Serge Gainsbourg.

    Cult Epics is proud to present MADAME CLAUDE in a stunning, brand new 4k transfer, supervised by Oscar nominated cinematographer Robert Fraisse, fully loaded with a plethora of new bonus features.

    Specs:
    Widescreen 1.85:1.
    PCM Mono.
    Region: All/0.

    Special Features:
    New 4K HD Transfer (from original 35mm negative) supervised by cinematographer Robert Fraisse.
    Original LPCM 2.0 Mono French track.
    New DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono French track.
    Original Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo English track.
    Audio Commentary by Jeremy Richey (Author of the upcoming book "Sylvia Kristel: From Emmanuelle to Chabrol."
    Interview with Just Jaeckin (2020, HD).
    Vintage French Theatrical Trailer.
    Promotional Gallery.
    Cult Epics Trailers.
    Dual-layered Disc.
    Double-sided Sleeve first printing.
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Beyond Re-animator, Possessor Uncut, Raw Force


    Link Here 8th February 2021

    UK flagReleased on 8th February 2021

    Abigail Haunting

    Link Here

    Abigail Haunting is a 2020 USA horror by Kelly Schwarze.
    Starring Chelsea Jurkiewicz, Austin Collazo and Brenda Daly. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    After escaping from an abusive relationship, Katie returns to her childhood foster home. Little does she know, her foster mother Marge is harboring a sinister secret dating back a decade. Now, Katie finds herself caught up in a horrifying situation while confronting an angry spirit named Abigail.
    Possessor

    Link Here

    Possessor is a 2020 UK / Canada Sci-Fi horror thriller by Brandon Cronenberg.
    Starring Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott and Jennifer Jason Leigh. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Possessor exists as a cut US R rated version and an uncut MPA Unrated Version titled Possessor Uncut. The producers were keen to differentiate between the two versions and the 'Uncut' tag is an official re-titling of the film. UK releases are the Uncut Version and are 18 rated.

    The US MPA R rated version is cut. See article from movie-censorship.com . 23 edits have been made adding up to a runtime difference of 44s. Brutal violence is toned down in the R rated version and quite explicit shots have been removed from sex scenes.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, nudity:
    • 2021 Signature Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 8th February 2021
    • 2021 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 8th February 2021

    Promotional Material

    From the visionary mind of writer director Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral), Possessor is a game-changing sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough, Mandy). Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people's bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.

    Possessor features a stellar cast including Christopher Abbott (It Comes at Night, The Sinner), Rossif Sutherland (Guest of Honour), Tuppence Middleton (Downton Abbey), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight).

    Beyond Re-Animator

    Link Here

    Beyond Re-Animator is a 2003 Spain / USA comedy Sci-Fi horror by Brian Yuzna.
    Starring Jeffrey Combs, Tommy Dean Musset and Jason Barry. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. European releases have all been the uncut version.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence and sexualised violence:

    Promotional Material

    WELCOME TO DEATH ROW. THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW...

    Jeffrey Combs (The Frighteners) returns as everyones favourite mad doctor in Beyond Re-Animator, the second sequel to Stuart Gordons undisputed 1985 splatter classic Re-Animator. Finally being held accountable for his catastrophic experiments in re-animating the dead, Dr Herbert West (Combs) finds himself incarcerated at a maximum-security penitentiary. With the arrival of a new prison doctor who happens to be an enthusiastic student of Wests work, the medical deviant is afforded the opportunity to resume his grisly studies - this time on his fellow inmates, with predictably hair-raising results. Once again helmed by gore guru Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator, Society) with memorably imaginative make-up effects by Screaming Mad George (Society, The Guyver), Beyond Re-Animator breathes new life into the hit horror franchise.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation - Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio options - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing - Audio commentary by director Brian Yuzna - Isolated score track featuring an interview with composer Xavier Capellas - Beyond & Back, an interview from 2018 with Yuzna - Death Row Side Show, an interview from 2018 with Jeffrey Combs - Six Shots by Midnight, an interview with S.T. Toshi, author of I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft - All in the Head: Brian Yuzna on the Re-Animator Chronicles, an archive interview with the director looking back at the franchise - In Prison with the Dead, an on-set documentary made by Yazid Benfeghoul for his Gore News fanzine, featuring interviews with Yuzna, Screaming Mad George and others - Production Art Gallery by illustrator Richard Raaphorst - Electronic press kit featurette, plus interviews with Yuzna and the cast, and behind-the-scenes footage - Press conference footage, featuring Yuzna and the cast - Interviews filmed at the Sitges Film Festival in 2002 - Music video for Move Your Dead Bones by Dr. Reanimator - Alternate opening credits - Theatrical trailers - Image gallery - Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork by Gary Pullin FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors booklet featuring new writing on the film by Xavier Aldana Reyes and Michael Doyle

    The El Duce Tapes

    Link Here

    The El Duce Tapes is a 2019 USA music biography by Rodney Ascher,David Lawrence...
    Starring Steve Broy,Eric Carlson,El Duce BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    In the early 90s, aspiring filmmaker (and General Hospital co-star) Ryan Sexton lugged a giant camcorder into some of the seediest clubs and the filthiest apartments in Hollywood. There he filmed hour upon hour of VHS footage of the jaw-droppingly offensive Shock Rock band The Mentors, focusing on their infamous lead singer, El Duce. 30 years later, the team behind The Nightmare and Room 237 and the editor of Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist uncover this dusty stockpile of long forgotten and unseen footage. They begin to piece together a picture of the man under the black executioners hood and what his wilfully offensive act and controversial views might tell us about 21st century America. An Incendiary, tragicomic documentary (midway between The Decline of Western Civilization and Crumb) which has been hailed as Essential Viewing by CineVue and called Dark and Irresistible by director John Carpenter, The El Duce Tapes will chew you up, spit you out, and leave you floored.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS - High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation - Brand new audio commentary with The El Duce Tapes crew - The Ryan Sexton Tapes 34-minute illustrated audio conversation between Ryan Sexton and producer Tim Kirk about the shooting of the original VHS footage - The Nilbog Tapes Video of the band recording the original score for the film - More El Duce Tapes A free-standing alternate assembly of unused material, sort of a sideways sequel - Tape 2: Hollywood Reservoir A piece of raw tape providing a peek behind the scenes of the process of shooting the footage and a candid document of El Duce and Ryans rapport - El Duce Stories A humorous cut-up of a few of El Duces famously long aimless stories into one completely incomprehensible and endless word salad - Return to Rape Rock Mountain A brand new interview with Steve Broy, aka Dr. Heathen Scum of The Mentors - Reality Check presents the all-female El Duce tribute band The Womentors - Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by John Pearson and reverse art by Benjamin Marra

    Raw Force

    Raw Force is a 1982 Philippines / USA action comedy horror by Edward D. Murphy (as Edward Murphy)
    Starring Cameron Mitchell,Geoffrey Binney,Hope Holiday BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Reviews

    • See review from flickeringmyth.com : " If you want more kung fu zombies and sexually aggressive monks with black magic powers, then strap in because you are in for a treat "

    Promotional Material

    Welcome to Warrior's Island, burial ground of disgraced martial arts masters! When the Burbank Kung Fu Club travels to this mysterious island, they quickly find themselves facing the bloodthirsty vengeance of flesh-ripping, kung fu fighting zombies, gun-toting white slave traders and a band of strange monks, who may be the only key to explaining the madness.

    Edward Murphy's RAW FORCE is a virtual smorgasbord of over the top sleaze; mixing zombies, cannibals, outrageous action, gore, copious amounts of nudity and starring exploitation greats, Cameron Mitchell and Vic Diaz.

    Special Features

    • Commentary with film critics David Flint and Adrian Smith (NEW)
    • Destination: Warrior's Island: The Making of Raw Force, with Director Ed Murphy and Cinematographer Frank Johnson
    • Audio interview with Finishing Editor Jim Wynorski
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Santo In The Treasure Of Dracula, Happy Times


    Link Here 8th February 2021

    US flagReleased on 9th February 2021

    Santo In The Treasure Of Dracula

    Link Here

    Santo In The Treasure Of Dracula is a 1969 Mexico action horror fantasy by René Cardona.
    Starring Santo, Aldo Monti and Noelia Noel. IMDb

    The original 1969 release of Santo en El Tesoro de Dracula was black-and-white and featured no nudity. The film was simultaneously shot in colour featuring full frontal nudity for European markets and finally released in Mexico in 2012 as El Vampiro y el Sexo. This release is this Sexy Vampire Version.
    US: The Sexy Vampire Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2021 VCI Entertainment [Sexy Vampire Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 9th February 2021
    • 2021 VCI Entertainment [Sexy Vampire Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 9th February 2021

    Promotional Material

    After inventing a time machine, Mexican wrestler, El Santo, uses it to go back in time to track down the location of Dracula's hidden treasure. This is with the noble intention of using the treasure to help fund a children's hospital. In his quest to obtain the treasure, he is forced to face down and battle Dracula and his bevy of beautiful, vampire vixens.

    The original 1969 release of Santo en El Tesoro de Drácula was black-and-white and featured no nudity. The film was simultaneously shot in colour featuring full frontal nudity for European markets and finally released in Mexico in 2012 as El Vampiro y el Sexo.

    Happy Times

    Link Here

    Happy Times is a 2019 Israel / USA / Italy action comedy horror by Michael Mayer
    Starring Shani Atias,Michael Aloni,Stéfi Celma IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    A boorish Israeli-American couple plan a Sabbath dinner party for a group of fellow ex-pat friends and family in their Hollywood Hills mansion. What could possibly go wrong? Well, start with a deadly mix of alcohol, add inflated egos, some inappropriate lust and top with raging jealousy and the result is of cauldron of murderous mayhem. A shot gun, garden sheers, kitchen knives and even a garbage disposal are used as weapons of choice as these deranged guests turn on each other in director Michael Mayer's outrageous and bloody comedy.
    Honor Killing

    Link Here

    Honor Killing is a 2018 USA action film by Mercedes
    Starring Mercedes,Jim Schumacher,Tina Alper IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    When a young woman is brutally attacked, she seeks the aid of her own flesh and blood, but her Father has other plans for her - a bullet to her head. Now, she live... lives for vengeance. You can't keep a good woman down!

    Madame Claude

    Madame Claude is a 1977 France comedy drama by Just Jaeckin
    Starring Françoise Fabian,Dayle Haddon,Murray Head IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    MADAME CLAUDE - A film by Just Jaekin, the director of EMMANUELLE.

    Following the worldwide smashes EMMANUELLE (1974) and THE STORY OF O (1975), influential French filmmaker Just Jaeckin returned in 1977 with the sensual real-life drama MADAME CLAUDE. Starring French New Wave icon Françoise Fabian in the title role along with a sinister Klaus Kinski and the lovely Dayle Haddon, MADAME CLAUDE is an incredibly timeless look at one of the most controversial figures in recent French history. Originally released as THE FRENCH WOMAN in the United States, MADAME CLAUDE is a mesmerizing mixture of elegant eroticism and potent political thriller powered by Jaeckin's inventive direction and an unforgettable score by legendary French composer Serge Gainsbourg.

    Cult Epics is proud to present MADAME CLAUDE in a stunning, brand new 4k transfer, supervised by Oscar nominated cinematographer Robert Fraisse, fully loaded with a plethora of new bonus features.

    Specs:
    Widescreen 1.85:1.
    PCM Mono.
    Region: All/0.

    Special Features:
    New 4K HD Transfer (from original 35mm negative) supervised by cinematographer Robert Fraisse.
    Original LPCM 2.0 Mono French track.
    New DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono French track.
    Original Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo English track.
    Audio Commentary by Jeremy Richey (Author of the upcoming book "Sylvia Kristel: From Emmanuelle to Chabrol."
    Interview with Just Jaeckin (2020, HD).
    Vintage French Theatrical Trailer.
    Promotional Gallery.
    Cult Epics Trailers.
    Dual-layered Disc.
    Double-sided Sleeve first printing.

    Murderous Trance

    Murderous Trance (aka The Guardian Angel) is a 2018 Finland / Denmark / Croatia mystery thriller by Arto Halonen
    Starring Josh Lucas,Pilou Asbæk,Rade Serbedzija IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Can a person be hypnotized to kill? Based on the extraordinary true story, Murderous Trance follows detective Anders Olsen (Pilou Asbæk, Game of Thrones, Ghost in the Shell) as he investigates a case in which a bank robber shoots two bank clerks before fleeing with the money. With the help of a hypnotist (Rade erbedija, Downton Abbey, Mission Impossible 2), Olsen discovers a sinister mystery involving mind control and the charismatic criminal Björn Schow Nielsen (Josh Lucas, Ford v. Ferrari, The Lincoln Lawyer) who secretly befriends the investigator's young wife, bringing the menace ever closer to the investigator while putting their lives in great danger.

    Zoom Up: Murder Site

    Zoom Up: Murder Site (Zoom Up: Rape Site) is a 1979 Japan crime horror drama by Kôyû Ohara
    Starring Erina Miyai, Yuki Yoshizawa and Yôko Azusa IMDb

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

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    A violent killer is preying on women and dumping their bodies in an abandoned building. Tomoko (Erina Miyai) cheats on her lover with another man and thinks the killer saw their romantic tryst. She doesn't want to go to the police, because she's afraid her affair will be discovered, but the killer continues his murderous spree. What will Tomoko do to hide her torrid secret? Can she escape the hands of the murderer? The first entry in Nikkatsu's famous ZOOM UP adult series, ZOOM UP: MURDER SITE is a dark, violent film that's described as ...a collection of staggeringly repulsive murders, perhaps the most sadistic ever generated on film...The words misogynist and mean-spirited can barely describe the atrocities on hand (Thomas and Yuko Mihara Weisser, JAPANESE CINEMA ENCYCLOPEDIA).

    Bonus features include: Chapter Selections, Reversible cover containing the original controversial title and Japanese poster art

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Beyond Re-animator, Possessor Uncut, Raw Force


    Link Here 8th February 2021

    UK flagReleased on 8th February 2021

    Abigail Haunting

    Link Here

    Abigail Haunting is a 2020 USA horror by Kelly Schwarze.
    Starring Chelsea Jurkiewicz, Austin Collazo and Brenda Daly. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    After escaping from an abusive relationship, Katie returns to her childhood foster home. Little does she know, her foster mother Marge is harboring a sinister secret dating back a decade. Now, Katie finds herself caught up in a horrifying situation while confronting an angry spirit named Abigail.
    Possessor

    Link Here

    Possessor is a 2020 UK / Canada Sci-Fi horror thriller by Brandon Cronenberg.
    Starring Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott and Jennifer Jason Leigh. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Possessor exists as a cut US R rated version and an uncut MPA Unrated Version titled Possessor Uncut. The producers were keen to differentiate between the two versions and the 'Uncut' tag is an official re-titling of the film.

    A Running time of 103m suggest that it was the cut version that was passed 18 for UK cinema release. The home video version runs for 104m which matches with the Possessor Uncut version. This too was passed 18 by the BBFC. However all advance publicity trailers and posters seem to feature the Possessor Uncut artwork.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, nudity:
    • 2021 Signature Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 8th February 2021
    • 2021 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 8th February 2021

    Promotional Material

    From the visionary mind of writer director Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral), Possessor is a game-changing sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough, Mandy). Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people's bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.

    Possessor features a stellar cast including Christopher Abbott (It Comes at Night, The Sinner), Rossif Sutherland (Guest of Honour), Tuppence Middleton (Downton Abbey), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight).

    Beyond Re-Animator

    Link Here

    Beyond Re-Animator is a 2003 Spain / USA comedy Sci-Fi horror by Brian Yuzna.
    Starring Jeffrey Combs, Tommy Dean Musset and Jason Barry. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. European releases have all been the uncut version.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence and sexualised violence:

    Promotional Material

    WELCOME TO DEATH ROW. THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW...

    Jeffrey Combs (The Frighteners) returns as everyones favourite mad doctor in Beyond Re-Animator, the second sequel to Stuart Gordons undisputed 1985 splatter classic Re-Animator. Finally being held accountable for his catastrophic experiments in re-animating the dead, Dr Herbert West (Combs) finds himself incarcerated at a maximum-security penitentiary. With the arrival of a new prison doctor who happens to be an enthusiastic student of Wests work, the medical deviant is afforded the opportunity to resume his grisly studies - this time on his fellow inmates, with predictably hair-raising results. Once again helmed by gore guru Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator, Society) with memorably imaginative make-up effects by Screaming Mad George (Society, The Guyver), Beyond Re-Animator breathes new life into the hit horror franchise.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation - Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio options - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing - Audio commentary by director Brian Yuzna - Isolated score track featuring an interview with composer Xavier Capellas - Beyond & Back, an interview from 2018 with Yuzna - Death Row Side Show, an interview from 2018 with Jeffrey Combs - Six Shots by Midnight, an interview with S.T. Toshi, author of I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft - All in the Head: Brian Yuzna on the Re-Animator Chronicles, an archive interview with the director looking back at the franchise - In Prison with the Dead, an on-set documentary made by Yazid Benfeghoul for his Gore News fanzine, featuring interviews with Yuzna, Screaming Mad George and others - Production Art Gallery by illustrator Richard Raaphorst - Electronic press kit featurette, plus interviews with Yuzna and the cast, and behind-the-scenes footage - Press conference footage, featuring Yuzna and the cast - Interviews filmed at the Sitges Film Festival in 2002 - Music video for Move Your Dead Bones by Dr. Reanimator - Alternate opening credits - Theatrical trailers - Image gallery - Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork by Gary Pullin FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors booklet featuring new writing on the film by Xavier Aldana Reyes and Michael Doyle

    The El Duce Tapes

    Link Here

    The El Duce Tapes is a 2019 USA music biography by Rodney Ascher,David Lawrence...
    Starring Steve Broy,Eric Carlson,El Duce BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    In the early 90s, aspiring filmmaker (and General Hospital co-star) Ryan Sexton lugged a giant camcorder into some of the seediest clubs and the filthiest apartments in Hollywood. There he filmed hour upon hour of VHS footage of the jaw-droppingly offensive Shock Rock band The Mentors, focusing on their infamous lead singer, El Duce. 30 years later, the team behind The Nightmare and Room 237 and the editor of Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist uncover this dusty stockpile of long forgotten and unseen footage. They begin to piece together a picture of the man under the black executioners hood and what his wilfully offensive act and controversial views might tell us about 21st century America. An Incendiary, tragicomic documentary (midway between The Decline of Western Civilization and Crumb) which has been hailed as Essential Viewing by CineVue and called Dark and Irresistible by director John Carpenter, The El Duce Tapes will chew you up, spit you out, and leave you floored.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS - High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation - Brand new audio commentary with The El Duce Tapes crew - The Ryan Sexton Tapes 34-minute illustrated audio conversation between Ryan Sexton and producer Tim Kirk about the shooting of the original VHS footage - The Nilbog Tapes Video of the band recording the original score for the film - More El Duce Tapes A free-standing alternate assembly of unused material, sort of a sideways sequel - Tape 2: Hollywood Reservoir A piece of raw tape providing a peek behind the scenes of the process of shooting the footage and a candid document of El Duce and Ryans rapport - El Duce Stories A humorous cut-up of a few of El Duces famously long aimless stories into one completely incomprehensible and endless word salad - Return to Rape Rock Mountain A brand new interview with Steve Broy, aka Dr. Heathen Scum of The Mentors - Reality Check presents the all-female El Duce tribute band The Womentors - Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by John Pearson and reverse art by Benjamin Marra

    Raw Force

    Raw Force is a 1982 Philippines / USA action comedy horror by Edward D. Murphy (as Edward Murphy)
    Starring Cameron Mitchell,Geoffrey Binney,Hope Holiday BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Reviews

    • See review from flickeringmyth.com : " If you want more kung fu zombies and sexually aggressive monks with black magic powers, then strap in because you are in for a treat "

    Promotional Material

    Welcome to Warrior's Island, burial ground of disgraced martial arts masters! When the Burbank Kung Fu Club travels to this mysterious island, they quickly find themselves facing the bloodthirsty vengeance of flesh-ripping, kung fu fighting zombies, gun-toting white slave traders and a band of strange monks, who may be the only key to explaining the madness.

    Edward Murphy's RAW FORCE is a virtual smorgasbord of over the top sleaze; mixing zombies, cannibals, outrageous action, gore, copious amounts of nudity and starring exploitation greats, Cameron Mitchell and Vic Diaz.

    Special Features

    • Commentary with film critics David Flint and Adrian Smith (NEW)
    • Destination: Warrior's Island: The Making of Raw Force, with Director Ed Murphy and Cinematographer Frank Johnson
    • Audio interview with Finishing Editor Jim Wynorski
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Horror Noire


    Link Here 2nd February 2021

    US flagReleased on 2nd February 2021

    Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

    Link Here

    Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror is a 2019 USA documentary by Xavier Burgin
    Starring Rusty Cundieff,Ernest R. Dickerson,Robin R. Means Coleman IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Delving into a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced them, Horror Noire traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre. Adapting Robin Means Coleman's seminal book, HORROR NOIRE will present the living and the dead, using new and archival interviews from scholars and creators; the voices who survived the genre's past trends, to those shaping its future.

    Dark Intruder

    Dark Intruder is a 1965 USA horror mystery by Harvey Hart
    Starring Leslie Nielsen,Peter Mark Richman,Judi Meredith IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2021 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 2nd February 2021

    Promotional Material

    Brand New 2K Master! Dark Intruder stars Leslie Nielsen (Forbidden Planet) as Brett Kingsford, an Occult expert who is brought in by police to help solve a series of murders in which a mystical statue is left at each crime scene. Kingsford soon discovers a mysterious connection between the victims in this gothic horror tale full of atmosphere and suspense that slowly draws viewers into the mystery until the final terrifying reveal. Co-starring Peter Mark Richman (Agent for H.A.R.M.), Judi Meredith (Jack the Giant Killer), Werner Klemperer (TV's Hogan's Heroes), Al Lettieri (Mr. Majestyk) and Peter Brocco (The Balcony). Dark Intruder was written by legendary screenwriter Barré Lyndon (Hangover Square, The War of the Worlds) and directed by television and film veteran Harvey Hart (Bus Riley's Back in Town, The Pyx, Shoot).

    Special Features:
    -Brand New 2K Master
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian/Screenwriter Gary Gerani
    -NEW Interview with Mike Westmore, Makeup Artist Bud Westmore's Son
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Optional English Subtitles
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Link, Muscle


    Link Here 1st February 2021

    UK flagReleased on 1st February 2021

    Crone Wood

    Link Here

    Crone Wood is a 2016 Ireland horror thriller by Mark Sheridan.
    Starring Elva Trill, Ed Murphy and Sarah Jane Seymour. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Young couple, Danny and Hailey embark on a camping adventure in the Irish countryside. They choose Crone Wood, an infamous spot with a history of witches and folklore. After exploring the local ruins and woodland, they decide to pitch their tent. But as the darkness settles, strange noises start to be heard and mysterious lights are spotted between the trees. What starts out as a curiosity, quickly descends into a nightmare as the two discover that the horrors of Crone Wood go far beyond local legend. Thrown into a world of cults and ritualistic murder, they quickly discover that pagan Ireland is alive and well.
    Link

    Link Here

    Link is a 1986 UK horror thriller by Richard Franklin.
    With Elisabeth Shue, Terence Stamp and Steven Pinner. Melon Farmers link YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Uncut for original UK 15 rated cinema release. Shortened for US release, and this shortened version found its way onto UK DVD, initially  with a 15 rating, but reduced to 12 in 2021.

    This release is the shortened US version.

    UK: The shortened US Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, violence, brief nudity:

    Promotional Material

    Inspired by research on violence amongst chimpanzees, this chilling fantasy-horror from cult director Richard Franklin stars Elisabeth Shue in an early film role, alongside fellow Oscar nominee and sixties screen icon Terence Stamp as a single-minded anthropologist who sets in motion a terrifying chain of events.

    Jane, an American zoology student, takes a summer job at the lonely English cliff-top home of one of her lecturers who is exploring the link between man and ape. Soon after her arrival he suddenly vanishes, leaving her to care for his three chimps: Voodoo, a savage female; the affectionate, child-like Imp; and Link - a circus ape trained as the perfect servant and companion. Soon a disturbing role reversal takes place in the relationship between master and servant, and Jane becomes a prisoner in a simian house of horror. In her attempts to escape she's up against an adversary with several times her physical strength - and the instincts of a bloodthirsty killer...

    Extras:

    New: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Critic Jarret Gahan
    New: Interview with film programmer and horror expert Anna Bogutskaya
    Deleted workprint scenes
    Audio interview with director Richard Franklin
    Jerry Goldsmith demo of the LINK theme
    Original UK Theatrical teaser trailer

    Muscle

    Link Here

    Muscle is a 2019 UK thriller by Gerard Johnson
    Starring Craig Fairbrass,Polly Maberly,Sinead Matthews BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release which contains 18 rated strong real sex.
    UK: The cinema release was passed 18 uncut for strong real sex, nudity, very strong language:

    Review: Throbbing orgy

    See article from theguardian.com

    Muscle's centrepiece sequence is a dingy, throbbing orgy scene set in a grubby suburban home in north-east England. It is so hypnotically grim that it takes a few moments to realise that the majority of performers don't appear to be faking it. Sudden, unsimulated sex comes as a shock to the viewer; what was it like to shoot?

    I had heard a story that the film's director, Gerard Johnson, simply filled a house with swingers, left them to it and filmed whatever stragglers they found when they returned three days later. Yeah, it's basically that, says Fairbrass. Gerard was inundated with people who wanted to be in this scene. Literally inundated. It was so intense. So intense. You had the people who were willing to go further and the people who weren't willing to go too far, so it was all orchestrated in a very professional way. Everybody had to consent.

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    Sick of his life and lifestyle Simon (Cavan Clerkin) hits the gym. His inexperience, timid nature, and soft body stick out in this run-down gym full of Schwarzeneggers. Immediately, he draws the attention of an intimidating personal trainer named Terry who offers to coach him. Terrys criminal past, impulse to humiliate, and aggressive style all concern Simon but he swiftly sees results and finally feels alive.

    All too quickly though, Simons life spins out of control after his girlfriend leaves him and Terry becomes his boss, friend, and roommate. Simon suddenly finds himself trapped, stuck in a self-destructive spiral, as every aspect of his life now dangerously rests in Terrys big, tough hands...

     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Curious Dr. Humpp


    Link Here 27th January 2021

    US flagReleased on 26th January 2021

    Synchronic

    Link Here

    Synchronic is a 2019 USA Sci-Fi horror drama by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
    Starring Jamie Dornan, Anthony Mackie and Katie Aselton. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    When New Orleans paramedics and longtime best friends Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) are called to a series of bizarre, gruesome accidents, they chalk it up to the mysterious new party drug found at the scene. But after Dennis s oldest daughter suddenly disappears, Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the supposed psychedelic that will challenge everything he knows about reality and the flow of time itself.

    Language: English
    Subtitle: English SDH

    BONUS FEATURES:
    Commentary with Directors and Producer
    Making of
    Previsualization
    VFX Breakdown
    Deleted Scene
    Alternate Ending
    Trailers

    Don't Panic

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    Don't Panic is a 1988 Mexico horror by Rubén Galindo Jr.
    Starring Jon Michael Bischof,Gabriela Hassel,Helena Rojo IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    It's Michael's seventeenth birthday and his friends have decided to surprise him with the ultimate birthday bash: breaking into his house and playing with a Ouija board. But what they think is just a harmless bit of fun quickly turns into a supernatural terror when they unwittingly summon a demonic presence named Virgil, who proceeds to possess someone close to Michael, forcing them to savagely kill anyone and everyone Michael cares about. All the while, Michael begins to have terrifying dreams which he slowly begins to realize might be visions of the carnage that only he can stop.

    A bonkers tribute to Nightmare on Elm Street from the reigning king of gory Mexican horror, Rubén Galindo Jr. ( Cemetery of Terror , Grave Robbers ), DON'T PANIC has gained a long overdue cult fan base in recent years and is guaranteed to leave viewers both awestruck and dumbfounded from its surreal opening through its action-packed finale! Starring American ex-pat, Jon Michael Bischof (who also performs the film's memorable theme song) and loaded with all the crazy kills you could hope for, Vinegar Syndrome is delighted to present the worldwide Blu-ray debut of DON'T PANIC , newly restored in 4K from its 35mm original negative and featuring both its English & Spanish language audio tracks!

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original negative
    3. Includes both the original English and the dubbed Spanish language soundtracks
    4. "Possessed by Horror" - an interview with director Rubén Galindo Jr.
    5. Commentary track with director Rubén Galindo Jr.
    6. Commentary track with The Hysteria Continues!
    7. Alternate Spanish titles
    8. Reversible cover artwork
    9. English SDH subtitles

    Fade to Black

    Fade to Black is a 1980 USA crime comedy horror by Vernon Zimmerman
    Starring Dennis Christopher,Tim Thomerson,Gwynne Gilford IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

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

    Eric Binford lives for, and if he could have it his way 'in', the movies. He works at a 35mm print depot as a delivery boy, but spends all of his free time watching classic films and collecting Hollywood memorabilia. Endlessly tormented by his colleagues, Eric drifts further and further into a dream world wherein he embodies the silver screen characters he so deeply worships. However, when the teasing pushes him too far, he snaps and literally goes into character, donning the outfits of his big screen idols and slowly but surely killing off his tormentors in outrageous recreations of his favorite film scenes...

    A slasher that's profoundly infused with cinephilia and old Hollywood iconography from its first frame to its last, Vernon Zimmerman's ( Bobby Jo and the Outlaw ) FADE TO BLACK is an often haunting examination of the terror that can occur when fantasy and reality collide. Starring Dennis Christopher ( Breaking Away , the original 'It') alongside Mickey Rourke ( The Wrestler ), and featuring cinematography by Álex Phillips Jr. ( Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia ), FADE TO BLACK is a masterpiece of psychological horror that's making its long overdue, worldwide Blu-ray debut from Vinegar Syndrome in a new 4K restoration of recently uncovered 35mm negative elements.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from 35mm negative elements
    3. Commentary track with lead actor Dennis Christopher
    4. Commentary track with The Hysteria Continues!
    5. Historical commentary track with film historians Amanda Reyes and Bill Ackerman
    6. "Living & Dying for the Movies" - an interview with lead actor Dennis Christopher
    7. "Celluloid Heroes" - an interview with executive producer Irwin Yablans
    8. "Taking the Hits" - an interview with special effects artist Wayne Beauchamp
    9. "A Shiny Quality" - an interview with actress Marcie Barkin
    10. "Experimenting with Sound" - an interview with composer Craig Safan
    11. "Finishing the Story" - an interview with editor Barbara Pokras
    12. "A Brush with Darkness" - an interview with stylist Patricia Bunch
    13. Audio interview with lead actress Linda Kerridge
    14. Still Gallery
    15. Original theatrical trailer
    16. Reversible cover artwork
    17. English SDH subtitles

    The Curious Dr. Humpp

    Link Here

    The Curious Dr. Humpp is a 1969 Argentina Sci-Fi horror by Emilio Vieyra,Jerald Intrator (uncredited)
    Starring Ricardo Bauleo,Gloria Prat,Aldo Barbero BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    The original Spanish Language cut of the film was padded with extra sexy material in the US to produce an X rated Hot Version. The original version was dubbed the Cool/Horror Version and was later MPAA R rated. The Hot Version was released as MPAA Unrated on US DVD and was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 2005 DVD.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2021 American Genre Film [Original Version + Hot Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 26th January 2021

    Promotional Material

    THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP isn't a movie -- it's a rite of passage. Easily one of the most brainbreaking sensory overloads in exploitation history, the story follows Dr. Humpp and his army of grotesque monsters as they kidnap couples and drain their "blood forces of sex" to keep the doctor eternally young. Directed by the prolific Emilio Vieyra in Argentina, this movie combines artful gothic horror with unhinged sex, comic book pulp, and a talking brain in a jar. Plus a monster who plays the guitar. Basically, this is what might have happened if Mario Bava collaborated with Doris Wishman after an acid binge. AGFA + Something Weird are thrilled to present a brand new restoration of this iconic sex-horror classic, complete with a new commentary track from filmmaker Frank Henenlotter ( BASKET CASE ). Plus LA VENGANZA DEL SEXO , Vieyra's original "horror" cut of THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP in its original Spanish language -- available for the first time ever on home video with English subtitles!

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm internegative
    3. Commentary track with filmmaker Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE)
    4. Bonus Movie: LA VENGANZA DEL SEXO - 2K restoration of the original cut of THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP from a 35mm fine grain lab print
    5. Brain damaged shorts and trailers from Dr. Humpp's laboratory
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. English SDH subtitles

    Family Portraits

    Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America is a 2003 USA horror drama by Douglas Buck
    Starring Jared Barsky,Gary Betsworth,Ray Bland IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    FAMILY PORTRAITS - The worldwide Blu-ray premiere of Douglas Buck's devastating anthology.

    Over the course of seven years, three short films about the brutal dissolution of the American family - CUTTING MOMENTS (1997), HOME (1998) and PROLOGUE (2003) - elicited both horrified gasps and standing ovations at film festivals around the world. When combined into a theatrical feature, this trilogy by writer/producer/director/editor Douglas Buck - whose directing credits would eventually include the SISTERS remake and 'The Accident' segment of THE THEATRE BIZARRE - was hailed as "nightmarish" (The New York Times), "like Todd Solondz on crack" (Digitally Obsessed) and "the most chilling portrait of the loss of humanity in the manicured lawns of Middle America ever made" (LA Weekly). Buck's "unbearably intense and enormously moving" (Filmecho) stunner is now scanned in 2k from the original negative for the first time ever with all-new Special Features.

    Specs:
    Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1.
    Dolby Digital Mono.
    Region: All.

    Special Features:
    Commentary with Director Douglas Buck.
    Commentary with Maitland McDonagh.
    After All - Early Short Film.
    Cutting Moments - Interviews, Circa 1998.
    That's Dark - Podcast on CUTTING MOMENTS & Interview with Director Douglas Buck.
    Deleted Scene - Prologue.
    Behind the Scenes - Prologue.
    Stills Galleries.
    Trailer.

    Forgotten Gialli: Volume #1

    Forgotten Gialli: Volume #1 is a 2021 film set by León Klimovsky, Javier Aguirre..
    Starring Ágata Lys, Heinrich Starhemberg and Patty Shepard

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

    Promotional Material

    The giallo remains one of the most popular sub-genres in Italian & Spanish film history. But for all of the well-known and classic films the genre has spawned, so many others have been nearly impossible to enjoy since their theatrical debuts. This first entry in our 'Forgotten Gialli' series presents three rarities, none of which have ever been legally available in the U.S.

    TRAUMA : Daniel, a writer seeking seclusion to work on his new book, finds himself stranded at a rural bed & breakfast run by a strange and prudish young woman and her ailing, wheelchair-bound husband who remains shut in his room all day. However, as night falls, a psychotic, razor-wielding killer begins stalking the B&B, brutally slashing the throats of its most sex-crazed guests, whose bodies and luggage then mysteriously disappear the following morning.

    A satisfyingly trashy low-budget Spanish giallo, which inadvertently also ranks as one of the country's earliest proto-slashers, León Klimovsky's TRAUMA aka Violación Fatal is filled with gratuitous sex and nudity, along with bloody killings. Barely released outside of Spain, Vinegar Syndrome presents TRAUMA , on Blu-ray, in a brand new 2K restoration of its camera negative and in its longest version ever presented on home video.

    THE KILLER IS ONE OF 13 : A recent widow has invited a group of family friends to her large and secluded country home. However, what the guests don't know is that they've been assembled because their host suspects one of them might be her husband's killer and is intent on uncovering the identity of his murderer. As the guests begin to suspect each other, revealing long kept and sinister secrets in the process, an unknown, black-gloved killer begins bumping them off in a variety of nasty ways.

    A unique Spanish take on Agatha Christie's oft-adapted novel And Then There Were None , exploitation auteur Javier Aguirre's THE KILLER IS ONE OF 13 is uncharacteristically literary-in-structure, but never skimps on its requisite bloodshed. Featuring some of Spain's top genre film stars including Patty Shepard , Jack Taylor , and Paul Naschy , Vinegar Syndrome brings this to Blu-ray, newly restored in 2K from its original negative and available in North America for the first time in any format.

    THE POLICE ARE BLUNDERING IN THE DARK : A young nude-model is violently stabbed to death with a pair of scissors. It soon emerges that three other women have already fallen prey to this unknown maniac, and that all three victims have a single and unique connection: they all served as models for an eccentric photographer named Parisi. When another young woman with a date to be photographed is murdered, her journalist boyfriend decides to investigate the crimes and quickly finds himself mixed up with Parisi, who reveals that he's working on a camera capable of photographing people's thoughts!

    The only film credit from 'one-and-done' director, Helia Colombo, THE POLICE ARE BLUNDERING IN THE DARK is a satisfyingly sleazy and decidedly oddball giallo rarity, filled with bloody killings, plentiful nudity, wild plot twists, and plenty of general weirdness. Unseen outside of its native Italy, Vinegar Syndrome presents this gem in a fresh, 2K restoration of its original negative and in its first official home video release anywhere in the world.

    Bonus Features:
    1. 3-disc Region Free Blu-ray Set
    2.Newly scanned & restored in 2k from their 35mm original negatives
    3. Original language tracks w/ newly translated English subtitles
    4. Promotional image galleries
    5. TRAUMA: Commentary w/ Troy Howarth
    6. THE KILLER IS ONE OF 13: Commentary w/ Diabolique Magazine's Kat Ellinger
    7. THE POLICE ARE BLUNDERING IN THE DARK: Audio essay w/ Rachael Nisbet
    8. Reversible cover art
    9. English SDH subtitles

    Silent Madness

    Silent Madness is a 1984 USA horror thriller by Simon Nuchtern
    Starring Belinda Montgomery,Viveca Lindfors,Solly Marx BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS and 18 rated DVD in 2002. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. once banned i Sweden.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    When a glitch in the computer system at an asylum for the criminally insane results in the release of the wrong patient - a giant-in-stature homicidal maniac named Howard Johns who has a penchant for killing college coeds - it's up to one of the institute's top doctors to track him down. Unfortunately, it's not just Howard she has to worry about, as the administration of the asylum has decided to cover up the error to avoid bad press, going as far as to hire a duo of thugs to permanently 'silence' the good doctor. Soon enough, Howard finds his way back to the sorority house he once terrorized and sets out to murder the latest batch of nubile coeds who have taken up residence in the stately manor.

    One of the few slashers produced during the short-lived, early 80s revival of 3D movies, Simon Nuchtern's ( Savage Dawn ) SILENT MADNESS knows exactly what audiences want, and delivers. Heavily gelled lighting and excellent use of 3-D photography, from Gerald Feil ( Friday the 13th Part III ), elevate the high body count drive-in classic, which stars Belinda Montgomery ( TRON: Legacy ), Viveca Lindfors ( Creepshow ), and career stuntman, Solly Marx ( Phantasm II ) as the the diabolical Howard Johns. Never officially released on disc and nearly impossible to see in its original scope and 3-D version, Vinegar Syndrome presents SILENT MADNESS on Blu-ray, newly restored from its original 3-D negative and presented in Digital 3-D (which mirrors the theatrical experience), Flat (2-D), and Anaglyph 3-D, which you can enjoy with your custom pair of 3-D glasses, included with this disc!

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray (2-disc Set)
    2. Includes two pairs of Silent Madness themed 3-D glasses
    3. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm negative
    4. Three viewing options: Digital 3-D (requires a 3-D capable TV and player), Anaglyph 3-D (works on all TVs with included 3-D glasses) and regular Flat 2-D
    5. Newly recorded commentary track with director Simon Nuchtern, moderated by author Michael Gingold
    6. Commentary track with The Hysteria Continues!
    7. "Method to the Madness" - a 45 minute making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew
    8. Deleted interviews from "Method to the Madness"
    9. "Silent Stalking Grounds" - locations featurette
    10. Introduction by director Simon Nuchtern
    11. Promotional 3-D sizzle reel for Silent Madness
    12. Promotional & behind-the-scenes still gallery
    13. Multiple radio spots
    14. Reversible cover artwork

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Blind Date


    Link Here26th January 2021

    UK flagReleased on 25th January 2021

    Lethal Contagion

    Link Here

    Lethal Contagion (aka COVID-21: Lethal Virus) is a 2021 Spain Sci-Fi thriller by Daniel Hernández Torrado
    Starring Loretta Hope,Tomás Paredes,Lee Partridge BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, threat, violence, sexual threa:
    • 2021 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 25th January 2021

    Promotional Material

    In a broken world struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new super virus that escapes from melting permafrost threatens to destroy the remnants of mankind. A special forces group must transport the leading virologist to her lab, where she is on the verge of a groundbreaking discovery. But, the nail-biting journey is filled with danger, zombies and other threats much closer to home.
    Blind Date

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    Blind Date is a 1984 USA / Greece horror thriller by Nico Mastorakis.
    Starring Joseph Bottoms, Kirstie Alley and James Daughton. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. This release will be the Director's Cut.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for the Director's Cut:

    Promotional Material

    Nothing to do with Our Cilla - this Blind Date is an altogether tougher proposition, as you'd expect from exploitation ace Niko Mastorakis (In The Cold of the Night, Island of Death). After losing his sight, Ad Exec Jon Ratcliff (Joseph Bottoms, The Black Hole) is fitted with an experimental device that partially returns his vision. Only...

    Although he can't 'see' very much, one night he catches a glimpse of a notorious killer. Is it enough to find the psycho? And can he do it before the murderer catches up with him? One of Mastorakis' best (and bloodiest) films, the cast includes Kirsty Alley (Cheers), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey). 88 Films are sure you'll have a lorra, lorra fun with this lost classic from the slasher golden age.

    Extras:

    • New 4K Master from the Original 35 mm Camera Negative
    • Remixed 5.1 DTS-HS MA Soundtrack
    • Original LPCM Stereo Soundtrack
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • The Film of Nico Mastoraki - Part 2
    • Stills Gallery
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Reversible Sleeve

    Features
    DTS-HD MA 5.1
    DTS-HD MA 2.0
    Optional English Subtitles
    The Films of Nico Mastorakis Part 1
    The Films of Nico Mastorakis Part 2
    The Films of Nico Mastorakis Part 3
    The Films of Nico Mastorakis Part 4
    Original Trailer
    Stills Gallery

    Darkroom

    Darkroom is a 1989 USA horror thriller by Terrence O'Hara and Nico Mastorakis (uncredited).
    Starring Aarin Teich, Jill Pierce and Jeff Arbaugh. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release. The previous 1989 VHS release was 18 rated.
    UK: Passed 15 years uncut for strong threat, bloody images, sexual threat :

    Promotional Material

    Opening with a brutal double axe murder by an unknown murderer, no one can sayDarkroom doesn't start as it means to go on - a tough, gory thriller that's equal parts nail-biting mystery and gruesome slasher. Who is this mad killer, that photographs their victims as they die

    (horribly, of course) - and what drives them to kill?

    Darkroom was produced by Niko Mastorakis, creator of the infamously depraved video nasty Island of Death - and more than lives up to its predecessor. 88 Films are proud to present this lost classic of 80s splatter.

    Extras:

    New 4K Master from the Original 35 mm Camera Negative
    Remixed 5.1 DTS-HS MA Soundtrack
    Original LPCM Stereo Soundtrack
    Optional English SDH Subtitles
    Developing Fear - Interview with actor Aarin Teich
    Exposing the Truth - Interview with actor Jeff Arbaugh
    The Film of Nico Mastoraki - Part 3
    Stills Gallery
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Reversible Sleeve

    Features:

    DTS-HD MA 5.1
    DTS-HD MA 2.0
    Optional English Subtitles
    "Developing Fear" - An Interview with Actor Aarin Teich
    "Exposing the Truth" - An Interview with Actor Jeff Arbaugh
    Original Trailer
    Stills Gallery

    The Masque of The Red Death

    The Masque of the Red Death is a 1964 US/UK horror by Roger Corman.
    With Vincent Price, Hazel Court and Jane Asher. Melon Farmers link YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated UK cinema release. Separately cut for US theatrical release too. There also exists a cut extended version that is based on the cut US Theatrical Version but included additional material. All cuts were restored for a 2020 restoration which was released with a BBFC 15 rating in the UK.

    UK: A Restored Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, bloody images:

    See article from denofgeek.com : Restoration and cuts details

    Promotional Material

    A stunning new restoration from Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation of Roger Corman's 1964 classic THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. Vincent Price stars as evil Prince Prospero who sells his soul to the devil and then enjoys the latter's patronage by living the most decadent and lavish lifestyle he can manage. He derides even more pleasure from the perverse satisfaction he takes in seeing his impoverished subjects fall victim to a painful and devastating plague that is sweeping the land. Based on the short stories of Edgar Allen Poe, the film also stars Hazel Court and Jane Asher.

    Extras:

    NEW: Colour and Censorship in
    The Masque of The Red Death - Interview
    With Keith Johnston
    NEW: Audio Commentary With
    Kim Newman and Sean Hogan
    Roger Corman: In Conversation with Kim Newman at The BFI
    Behind The Scenes Stills Gallery
    Booklet written film preservationist at The Academy Tessa Idelwine
    Artcards

    The Valdez Horses

    The Valdez Horses is a 1973 Italy / Spain / France action western drama by John Sturges and Duilio Coletti.
    Starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Marcel Bozzuffi. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for an A rated 1973 cinema release. The film was uncut for 15 rated home video release but a 12 rated DVD looks cut. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:

    Promotional Material

    One of several impressive westerns Charles Bronson made during his 1970s heyday, The Valdez Horses reunites the rugged star with celebrated director John Sturges, who he had previously collaborated with on the perennial classics The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape.

    A surprisingly thoughtful film, The Valdez Horses sees Bronson play a half-breed rancher who’s solitary life taming wild horses is upended when three people enter his life: a young runaway (Vincent Van Patten), a corrupt land owner (Marcel Bozzuffi, The French Connection), and his beautiful sister (Jill Ireland, Breakout, The Valachi Papers).


    Beautifully filmed in mountains of Almería, Spain, a quintessential Spaghetti Western location, Sturges’ film contrasts fist fights and shootouts with considered characterisation and an unexpectedly melancholy tone.

    Extras INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • Two presentations of the film: with the original The Valdez Horses title sequence, and the alternative Italian title, Valdez, il mezzosangue
      Audio commentary with film historian Paul Talbot, author of Bronson’s Loose! The Making of the ‘Death Wish’ Films and Bronson’s Loose Again! (2021)
    • New interview with make-up artist Giannetto De Rossi (2021)
    • New interview with uncredited screenwriter Stephen Geller (2021)
    • Alternative titles and credits
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • TV Spot
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Roberto Curti, an archival on-set report with contributions from Charles Branson, Jill Ireland, and John Sturges; interview extracts from Bronson and Ireland, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
      UK Premiere on Blu-ray
    • Limited edition of 3,000 copies
    • EXTRAS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
     




     


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