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He Came from the Swamp: The William Grefé Collection, Tourist Trap, Deadly Games, Peninsula


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Mad Max

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Mad Max is a 1979 Australian Action film by George Miller.
With Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel and Hugh Keays-Byrne. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut and 18 rated by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release and early VHS. Later releases are uncut. The film was downrated to 15 for 2015 cinema release. There are alternative soundtracks, the original Australian, and a dubbed American version.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2020 KL Studio Classics R0 4K Blu-ray/RA Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 24th November 2020

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From George Miller, the acclaimed director of The Road Warrior, The Witches of Eastwick, Lorenzo's Oil and Mad Max: Fury Road, comes this post-apocalyptic masterpiece starring screen legend Mel Gibson (Lethal Weapon, Braveheart, Payback). In the ravaged near-future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max (Gibson). And when the bikers brutalize Max's best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only one thing left in the world to live for—revenge!

Special Features:

DISC 1: HDR Dolby Vision
-Audio Commentary with Art Director Jon Dowding, Cinematographer David Eggby, Special Effects Artist Chris Murray, Moderated by Filmmaker Tim Ridge
-Australian 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Lossless Mono
-U.S. English Dubbed 2.0 Lossless Mono
-Dual-Layered UHD100 Disc
-Optional English Subtitles

DISC 2: BD50 Blu-ray
-Road Rage: NEW Interview with Director George Miller
-Interviews with Stars Mel Gibson & Joanne Samuel and Cinematographer David Eggby
-Audio Commentary with Art Director Jon Dowding, Cinematographer David Eggby, Special Effects Artist Chris Murray, Moderated by Filmmaker Tim Ridge
-Mel Gibson: Birth of a Superstar
-Mad Max: The Film Phenomenon
-Theatrical Trailers
-TV Spots
-TRAILERS FROM HELL with Josh Olson
-Radio Spots
-Australian 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Lossless Mono
-U.S. English Dubbed 2.0 Lossless Mono
-Optional English Subtitles

Peninsula

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Peninsula is a 2020 South Korea action horror thriller by Sang-ho Yeon.
Starring Dong-Won Gang, Jung-hyun Lee and Re Lee. IMDb

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

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Four years after South Korea s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best or worst of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.

Language: 1. Korean 2. English Subtitles: English BONUS FEATURES: English Language Available,
 Making of, Interviews, Trailers

Book Of Monsters

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Book of Monsters is a 2018 UK action comedy horror by Stewart Sparke.
Starring Lyndsey Craine, Michaela Longden and Lizzie Aaryn-Stanton. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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Sophie's 18th birthday becomes a bloodbath when monsters descend upon her house and start to devour the party guests. Sophie and her friends must rally together to send their party crashers back to hell.
Tourist Trap

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Tourist Trap is a 1979 USA horror mystery thriller by David Schmoeller.
With Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones and Jon Van Ness. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Not cut by censors but US and UK Blu-ray releases have been shortened by about 4 minutes. DVD releases are uncut.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Full Moon VHS Retro Big Box Collection (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 24th November 2020

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Every year young people disappear... An eerie and deserted wax museum, SLAUSEN'S LOST OASIS, is the site for spine-tingling terror where four unsuspecting young travelers (Including TANYA ROBERTS from Charlie's Angels) are lured into a very deadly TOURIST TRAP. Slausen (CHUCK CONNORS) is the reclusive and bizarre owner of this attraction, which is actually more like a macabre chamber of horrors. The grotesque and frightening mannequins in this sordid side-show are only the beginning of the murderous mayhem and nightmarish madness to come. Bonus features include: Interview with director David Schmoeller., Rare trailers., Director's commentary.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is a 1979 USA action Sci-Fi TV pilot by Daniel Haller.
Starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray and Pamela Hensley. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for 1979 cinema release. The rating became 15 uncut for 1987 VHS and then PG uncut for 2004 DVD. Uncut and pG rated in the US.

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
  • 2020 KL Studio Classics [Complete Collection] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th November 2020
  • 2020 KL Studio Classics [Theatrical] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 24th November 2020
  • 2020 KL Studio Classics [Theatrical] R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 24th November 2020

Promotional Material

Brand New 2K Master! 500 Years into the Future... One Hero... An Entire Universe... Let the Adventure Begin! Blast off with this groundbreaking theatrical feature of the action-packed sci-fi adventure that launched the hit TV series starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla and Tim O'Connor. Join legendary intergalactic crimefighters William "Buck" Rogers (Gerard) and Colonel Wilma Deering (Gray) as they lead the crew of the starship Searcher against a galaxy of evil from the past, present and faraway future. Directed by Daniel Haller (The Dunwich Horror) and co-starring Henry Silva, Joseph Wiseman, H.B. Haggerty and Pamela Hensley.

Special Features:

-Brand New 2K Master

-Audio Commentary by Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson

-9-Minute Special Theatrical Preview

-Theatrical Trailer

-Two Radio Spots

-Optional English Subtitles

Cemetery of Terror

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Cemetery of Terror is a 1985 Mexico horror fantasy thriller by Rubén Galindo Jr.
Starring Hugo Stiglitz, José Gómez Parcero and Bety Robles. IMDb

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

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It's Halloween night and a group of bored teenagers decide to pull a ghastly prank (as a means of getting lucky): stealing a corpse from the local morgue and taking it to a nearby cemetery where they perform a Satanic ritual in an attempt to bring it back to life. Unfortunately, they happen to choose the body of a savage serial killer who has just been shot dead by police, ending a recent spate of satanically influenced murders. Unwittingly reviving the bloodthirsty sadist to the realm of the undead, the group of fun-seeking youngsters risk becoming dinner for the devil worshipping zombie, with only occult expert, Dr. Carden (legendary Mexican character actor Hugo Stiglitz ), able to try and put an end to the madness.

The directing debut of Rubén Galindo Jr. ( Don't Panic , Grave Robbers ), CEMETERY OF TERROR is easily the wildest zombie movie to ever emerge from Mexico! Filled with extra gratuitous gore effects that would feel right at home in a Fulci film and all of the ludicrous plotting of a Bruno Mattei epic, CEMETERY OF TERROR is non-stop thrills and bloodshed from beginning to end. Vinegar Syndrome presents this quintessential piece of Mexican exploitation cinema on Blu-ray, in a new 4K restoration of recently unearthed 35mm negative elements.

Bonus Features:
1. Region Free Blu-ray
2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from 35mm negative elements
3. Commentary track with director Rubén Galindo Jr.
4. Commentary track with The Hysteria Continues!
5. "Digging Your Own Grave" - an interview with director Rubén Galindo Jr.
6. "South of the Border Horror" - a video conference with René Cardona III
7. Reversible cover artwork
8. Newly translated English subtitles

The Severed Arm

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The Severed Arm is a 1973 USA horror by Tom Alderman (as Thomas S Alderman).
Starring Deborah Walley, Paul Carr and David G Cannon. IMDb

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

Promotional Material

While camping, a group of friends become trapped in a cave. Desperate and starving, they draw straws to decide which one should suffer the severing of his arm so that the others can eat. But no sooner than making this fateful amputation, they're rescued, though their unfortunate victim has been driven hopelessly mad by the experience. Years later, the survivors have all moved on with their lives, that is until someone with a very sharp axe to grind begins stalking them and chopping off their arms, one by one...

A drive-in and home video staple, thanks in large part to a notorious title and insane concept, Tom Alderman's THE SEVERED ARM is a stylish and atmospheric murder mystery/proto-slasher. Starring Deborah Walley ( Beach Blanket Bingo ) along with Marvin Kaplan ( Wild at Heart ) and Vince Martorano ( The Candy Snatchers ) and featuring expectedly excellent cinematography by Robert Maxwell ( Blood Mania , The Centerfold Girls ), Vinegar Syndrome presents THE SEVERED ARM fully uncut and in its official disc debut, newly restored from a fresh 4K scan of its 35mm original camera negative.

Bonus Features:
1. Region A Blu-ray
2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
3. "Severing the Past" - an interview with actor Vince Martorano
4. "A Cut Above the Rest" - an interview with producer Gary Adelman
5. Reversible cover artwork
6. SDH English subtitles

Deadly Games

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Deadly Games is a 1989 France action horror thriller by René Manzor.
Starring Brigitte Fossey, Louis Ducreux and Patrick Floersheim. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Bu-ray Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 24th November 2020

Promotional Material

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

Young Thomas is obsessed with action movies and video games. So much so that, when his mother is out, he delights in turning the sprawling mansion where he and his invalid grandfather live into a makeshift battleground; concocting and setting elaborate traps. Home alone, grandfather aside, on Christmas Eve, Thomas is soon faced with an unexpected - and very unwelcome - guest, a department store Santa Claus, who is, in fact, a deranged maniac on the loose! Putting his skills into action, Thomas begins an all out assault against the murderous Saint Nick, rather than risking his Christmas turning into something closer to Halloween...

A dazzling mix of thriller, action, and horror, and long rumored to be the unofficial inspiration for one of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of the 90s, René Manzor's DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (aka 3615 code Pčre Noël aka Deadly Games aka Game Over ) is a would-be cult sensation that sadly never was. Featuring ultra stylized cinematography from Pal Gyulay which highlights the often dream-like production design, Vinegar Syndrome is honored to present your next holiday favorite, DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS , in its U.S. disc debut and worldwide 4k Ultra HD debut, from a brand new 4K restoration of its original 35mm camera negative!

Bonus Features:
1. Region Free 4k Ultra HD / Blu-ray combo
2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original negative
3. Interview with director René Manzor (Jouets Interdits/Forbidden Toys) - 88 mins
4. Interview with actor Alain Musy (To Become a Man) - 40 mins
5. Extensive still gallery with director commentary - 18 mins
6. Multiple storyboards & scene comparisons
7. Behind the scenes featurette (Simon Says Roll Sound) - 8 mins
8. "Synapse" - short film by René Manzor - 5 mins
9. Pre-trailer model shots - 2 mins
10. Bonnie Tyler music video (Merry Christmas)
11. French, English and Italian trailers
12. French teaser trailer & TV spots
13. Reversible cover artwork
14. Newly translated English subtitles

He Came from the Swamp: The William Grefé Collection

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He Came from the Swamp: The William Grefé Collection is a film set by William Grefé
Starring Joe Morrison, Fred Pinero and Jeremy Slate.

There are censorship issues with this release, see below.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Arrow [The William Grefé Collection] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 24th November 2020

There is also a UK release.

Sting of Death is a 1966 USA Sci-Fi horror by William Grefé.
Starring Joe Morrison, Valerie Hawkins and John Vella. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1966. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

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

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

Promotional Material

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

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

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Seven William Grefé films, all newly restored from the best surviving film elements: Sting of Death (1966), Death Curse of Tartu (1966), The Hooked Generation (1968), The Psychedelic Priest (1971), The Naked Zoo (1971), Mako: Jaws of Death (1976) and Whiskey Mountain (1977)
  • Brand new, extended version of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures definitive documentary They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations on 4 Blu-ray discs
  • Original uncompressed mono audio for all films
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Fully illustrated collector s booklet featuring an extensive, never-before-published interview with William Grefé and a new foreword by the filmmaker
  • Reversible poster featuring newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
  • Reversible sleeves featuring newly commissioned artwork for each of the films by The Twins of Evil

    STING OF DEATH (1966) + DEATH CURSE OF TARTU (1966)

  • Brand new introductions to the films by director William Grefé
  • Archival audio commentaries for both films with William Grefé and filmmaker Frank Henenlotter
  • Sting of Death: Beyond the Movie Monsters a-Go Go! a look into the history of rock 'n' roll monster movies with author/historian C. Courtney Joyner
  • The Curious Case of Dr. Traboh: Spook Show Extraordinaire a ghoulish look into the early spook show days with monster maker Doug Hobart
  • Original Trailers
  • Still and Promotion Gallery

    THE HOOKED GENERATION (1968) + THE PSYCHEDELIC PRIEST (1971)

  • Archival audio commentaries for both films with director William Grefé and filmmaker Frank Henenlotter
  • Hooked Generation behind-the-scenes footage
  • Hooked Generation Original Trailer
  • Still and Promotion Gallery

    THE NAKED ZOO (1971) + MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH (1976)

  • William Grefé s original Director s Cut of Naked Zoo
  • Alternate Barry Mahon re-release cut of Naked Zoo
  • Original Mako: Jaws of Death Trailer and Promo
  • Still and Promotion Gallery

    WHISKEY MOUNTAIN (1977) + THEY CAME FROM THE SWAMP : EXTENDED CUT (2020)

  • Whiskey Mountain Original Trailer
  • Still and Promotion Gallery
  • They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé the definitive documentary presented for the first in High-Definition and in a brand new, extended cut

    Extras subject to change

  • She Mob / The Girl from Pussycat

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    She Mob / The Girl from Pussycat is a double bill
    Starring Marni Castle and Monique Duval.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 American Genre Film (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 24th November 2020
    She Mob is a 1968 USA drama by Maurice Levy and Harry Wuest (uncredited).
    Starring Marni Castle, Monique Duval and Adam Clyde. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    The Girl from Pussycat is a 1969 USA crime drama by Smythe David.
    Starring Inga Daar, Gay Lamour and Bayard King. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    Promotional Material

    SHE MOB:
    Shot on the sweaty backroads of Dallas and Waco, SHE MOB is an underground miracle that feels like an alt-Earth FASTER PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! as realized by a young John Waters. Big Shim is the cone-bra-wearing butch leader of a wild girl gang that's running from the law. After kidnapping a gigolo named Tony, Shim and the girls demand a ransom from Tony's wealthy lady keeper... OR ELSE!! Produced and directed by NBC News veteran Maurice Levy, written by Diana Paschal, and featuring actresses culled from Jack Ruby's infamous Dallas nightclub, SHE MOB is an essential jewel in the other-dimensional vortex known as Texploitation.

    THE GIRL FROM PUSSYCAT:
    Shot in New York with the crude experimentation of an early Andy Warhol film, THE GIRL FROM PUSSYCAT is a fascinating outlier in the world of underground exploitation. The movie follows a girl gang of social and sexual anarchists as they have orgies, get stoned, rob banks, and torture men by jamming their fingers in toasters. Absurd and surreal, this feels like the dreamy collaboration between Jean-Luc Godard and Doris Wishman that never happened.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region free Blu-ray
    2. 2K preservations from the only known 35mm theatrical prints in existence
    3. SHE MOB Fantastic Fest Q&A with Something Weird's Lisa Petrucci and AGFA's Alicia Coombs
    4. Crime-spree shorts and trailers from Big Shim's stash
    5. English captions

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Total Recall, Dentist on the Job, Unhinged


    Link Here 23rd November 2020

    UK flagReleased on 23rd November 2020

    Unhinged

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    Unhinged is a 2020 USA thriller by Derrick Borte.
    Starring Russell Crowe, Jimmi Simpson and Caren Pistorius. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:
    • 2020 Altitude Film Distribution (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 23rd November 2020
    • 2020 Altitude Film Distribution R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 23rd November 2020

    Promotional Material

    Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars in Unhinged, a timely psychological thriller that explores the fragile balance of a society pushed to the edge, taking something we've all experienced - road rage - to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late to work when she has an altercation at a traffic light with a stranger (Crowe) whose life has left him feeling powerless and invisible.

    Soon, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who decides to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons. What follows is a dangerous game of cat and mouse that proves you never know just how close you are to someone who is about to become unhinged.

    All The Creatures Were Stirring

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    All the Creatures Were Stirring is a 2018 USA horror by David Ian McKendry and Rebekah McKendry.
    Starring Constance Wu, Jonathan Kite and Jocelin Donahue. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2020 Danse Macabre R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 23rd November 2020

    Promotional Material

    When an awkward date on Christmas Eve leads a couple into a strange theatre, they're treated to a bizarre and frightening collection of Christmas stories, featuring a wide ensemble of characters doing their best to avoid the horrors of the holidays. From boring office parties and last-minute shopping, to vengeful stalkers and immortal demons, there's plenty out there to fear this holiday season.

    Dentist on the Job

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    Dentist on the Job is a 1961 UK comedy by CM Pennington-Richards.
    Starring Bob Monkhouse, Kenneth Connor and Ronnie Stevens. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1961. This cut version has been used ever since and is PG rated for home video.
    UK: Passed PG for mild innuendo and comic violence after compulsory cuts:

    Promotional Material

    Original Carry On stars Bob Monkhouse, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton and Eric Barker star in this hilarious sequel to 1960's Dentist in the Chair ! Also featuring Charles Hawtrey and Richard Wattis, Dentist on the Job is presented here as a brand-new High Definition remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

    The launch of Proudfoot Industries' new toothpaste is a resounding failure, much to the ire of its managing director. When a minion suggests they engage a dentist to endorse the product, it's pointed out that dentists would be struck off for such an endorsement so what they really need are some clueless dentists with no common sense...

    SPECIAL FEATURES
    [] Theatrical Trailer
    [] Image gallery

    Le Cercle Rouge

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    Le Cercle Rouge is a 1970 France / Italy crime thriller by Jean-Pierre Melville.
    Starring Alain Delon, Bourvil and Gian Maria Volontč. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, nudity, language and drug reference:

    Promotional Material

    ALAIN DELON, GIAN MARIA VOLONTČ and YVES MONTAND star as the elegant, mis-matched trio, locked in an elaborate and dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the inscrutable police inspector (ANDRÉ BOURVIL), who is determined to foil their attempts to pull off the perfect crime, despite being drawn irresistibly to his prey. As the day of the heist dawns, the story unfolds, with all four players determined to cheat fate.

    "A CLASSIC CORNERSTONE OF THE HEIST GENRE FROM A MASTER OF THE NOUVELLE VAGUE"
    EMPIRE

    Extras:

    - The Perfect Circle
    - Under the Name of Melville
    - Interview with Bernard Stora
    - Interview with José Giovanni
    - Ginette Vincendeau Presentation of Le Cercle Rouge

    Total Recall

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    Total Recall is a 1990 US action film by Paul Verhoeven
    With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R rated theatrical release, and this cut version has persisted ever since.

    The film was further cut in Australia for an M rated theatrical release. See details in Cutting Edge Episode 61: Total Recall

    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
    • 2020 Studiocanal 30th Anniversary Steelbook (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 23rd November 2020
    • 2020 Studiocanal 30th Anniversary (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 23rd November 2020
    • 2020 Studiocanal 30th Anniversary R2 DVD at UK Amazon #ad released on 23rd November 2020

    Promotional Material

    Get ready for a surprise, with a mind-blowing 4K restoration of the much loved sci-fi action classic, TOTAL RECALL, directed by Paul Verhoeven. In celebration of Total Recall's 30th anniversary, this collection is one you won't forget. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (Douglas Quaid) and Sharon Stone (Lori Quaid), accompanied by an iconic soundtrack by Academy Award-winner Jerry Goldsmith this is the ultimate version of the cult classic.

    A brand new 4K 30th anniversary restoration, approved by Paul Verhoeven

    Extras:
    Total Excess: How Caralco Changed Hollywood
    Open Your Mind: Scoring Total Recall
    Audio Commentary by Paul Verhoeven & Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Total Excess: How Caralco Changed Hollywood
    Audio Commentary by Paul Verhoeven & Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Models and Skeletons: The Special Effects of Total Recall
    The Making of Total Recall
    Imagining Total Recall

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Hammer Films - Ultimate Collection, Resident Evil Collection, Beyond the Door


    Link Here 17th November 2020

    US flagReleased on 17th November 2020

    Hammer Films - Ultimate Collection

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    Hammer Films - Ultimate Collection is a 20 film set
    Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Guy Rolfe.

    There are several films that once troubled film censors.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Hammer Films

    US: MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Mill Creek Hammer 20 Films Set (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 17th November 2020

    Reviews

    • See article from glidemagazine.com " Over the decades they established themselves as the most ardent competitor to the relatively tame output of Hollywood at the time. A Hammer film is one that was unafraid to get its hands dirty; it might be bloodier than its American counterpart and it was certainly sexier. It's not unfair to say that the trajectory of cinematic horror was forever altered by Hammer and what they got away with "

    The Revenge of Frankenstein is a 1958 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    With Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews and Eunice Gayson. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release. Uncut on home video, 15 rated on VHS, but 12 rated on DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    The Stranglers of Bombay is a 1959 UK action historical horror by Terence Fisher.
    Starring Guy Rolfe, Allan Cuthbertson and Andrew Cruickshank. IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A" rated cinema release in 1959. These cuts have persisted to all releases since. Further animal cruelty cuts were required for a 15 rated VHS release in 1996, but these video cuts were waived for 15 rated Blu-ray in 2018.

    The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll is a 1960 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    With Paul Massie, Dawn Addams and Christopher Lee. YouTube icon IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1960 cinema release. Also cut for the original theatrical release. Uncut on home video in both the US and UK.
    Never Take Candy From A Stranger (aka Never Take Sweets From a Stranger) is a 1960 UK horror mystery thriller by Cyril Frankel.
    Starring Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen and Felix Aylmer. 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.

    Stop Me Before I KIll (aka The Full Treatment) is a 1960 UK mystery drama by Val Guest.
    Starring Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento and Ronald Lewis. 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
    Cash on Demand is a 1961 UK crime thriller by Quentin Lawrence.
    Starring Peter Cushing, André Morell and Richard Vernon. IMDb

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

    The Terror of the Tongs is a 1961 UK horror adventure thriller by Anthony Bushell.
    With Christopher Lee, Yvonne Monlaur and Geoffrey Toone. IMDb

    Extensively cut for 1961 cinema release. Home video releases since have featured the same cut version
    The Pirates of Blood River is a 1962 UK action romance by John Gilling.
    Starring Kerwin Mathews, Glenn Corbett and Christopher Lee. IMDb
    Heavily cut from X to U for 1961 UK cinema release. An unknown cut version was passed 12 for 2020 Blu-ray.
    These are the Damned (aka The Damned) is a 1963 UK Sci-Fi horror drama by Joseph Losey.
    Starring Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field and Viveca Lindfors. IMDb
    Cut prior to 1963 X rated cinema release over child concerns. It was further cut for US theatrical  release. The cuts were restored in 2010 for 12 rated DVD and MPAA Unrated home video release in the US.
    The Old Dark House is a 1963 UK / USA comedy horror mystery by William Castle.
    Starring Tom Poston, Robert Morley and Janette Scott. IMDb

    Originally passed X uncut by the BBFC but the distributors decided to cut the film for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1966. The uncut version was passed PG for 1996 VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Maniac is a 1963 UK crime horror by Michael Carreras
    With Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray and Donald Houston. YouTube icon IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1963 cinema release. The BBFC reported that cuts were waived for 12 rated Blu-ray in 2017, but the running time still matches the cut version.

    The Gorgon is a 1964 UK horror by Terrence Fisher.
    With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Richard Pasco. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1964 cinema release. Hopefully uncut for 15 rated VHS in 1986 and 12 rated DVD in 2010.

    The Devil-Ship Pirates is a 1964 UK action adventure thriller by Don Sharp.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir and John Cairney. IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema release in 1964. UK home video releases are PG rated ad uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Die! Die! My Darling (aka Fanatic) is a 1965 UK horror thriller by Silvio Narizzano
    With Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers and Peter Vaughan. YouTube icon IMDb

    The BBFC originally asked for cuts but these were waived on appeal. The 1965 cinema release was therefore uncut and X rated. Uncut home video releases were 15 rated in the UK and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    For more than four decades, Hammer Films' unique blend of horror, science fiction, thrills and comedy dominated countless drive-ins and movie theaters. Enjoy this massive collection from the darkest corners of the Hammer Imagination!

    Featuring 20 Cult-Classics from the infamous Hammer Studios produced in the 50s, 60s and 70s available together for the first time in high-definition!

    Featured films:

    • The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
    • The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)
    • The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1963)
    • These Are The Damned (1962)
    • The Old Dark House (1963)
    • The Gorgon (1964)
    • The Snorkel (1958)
    • Maniac (1963)
    • Die! Die! My Darling (1965)
    • Scream of Fear (1961)
    • Stop Me Before I Kill! (1961)
    • Never Take Candy From A Stranger (1960)
    • Cash On Demand (1961)
    • The Stranglers of Bombay (1960)
    • The Terror of the Tongs (1961)
    • The Pirates of Blood River (1962)
    • The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964)
    • The Camp on Blood Island (1958)
    • Yesterday's Enemy (1959)
    • Creatures the World Forgot (1971)
    Relic

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    Relic is a 2020 Australia / USA horror drama by Natalie Erika James.
    Starring Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin and Bella Heathcote. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    When elderly mother Edna inexplicably vanishes, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam rush to their family's decaying country home, finding clues of her increasing dementia scattered around the house in her absence. After Edna returns just as mysteriously as she disappeared, Kay's concern that her mother seems unwilling or unable to say where she's been clashes with Sam's unabashed enthusiasm to have her grandma back. As Edna's behavior turns increasingly volatile, both begin to sense that an insidious presence in the house might be taking control of her.

    Bonus Content:
     
  • Trailer
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  • Resident Evil 4K Blu-ray Collection

    Link Here
    • Resident Evil
    • Resident Evil: Afterlife
    • Resident Evil: Apocalypse
    • Resident Evil: Extinction
    • Resident Evil: Retribution
    • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter -
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Sony Resident Evil Collection R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th November 2020

    Resident Evil is a 2002 UK / Germany / France / USA action Sci-Fi horror by Paul WS Anderson.
    Starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and Ryan McCluskey. IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Despite suggestions of an uncut version, the R rated version has been distributed worldwide since. This cut version is 15 rated in the UK.

    Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a 2004 Germany/France/UK/Canada/USA action sci-fi by Alexander Witt.
    With Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory and Eric Mabius. IMDb

    Exists as a theatrical version and an extended version. Both are included in this release.

    Resident Evil: Afterlife is a 2010 Germany/France/UK action adventure by Paul WS Anderson.
    With Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter and Wentworth Miller. IMDb

    The film didn't trouble the UK or US censors but there exists an international version where the CGI blood letting is reduced.

    Resident Evil: Retribution is a 2012 Germany/Canada/USA/France action Sci-Fi horror by Paul WS Anderson.

    Uncut in the US and UK. There was talk of an extended cut but so far this has not yet appeared

    Promotional Material

    Experience the exhilarating epic journey of Resident Evil from beginning to end, with all six films on 4K Ultra HD in the Resident Evil: The Complete Collection! Booklet: Resident Evil A team of paramilitary commandos must battle flesh-eating, undead, killer mutant dogs and a supercomputer's deadly defenses before an unleashed virus consumes humanity in this adaptation of the hit video game series! Apocalypse After narrowly escaping the horrors of the underground Hive facility, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is quickly thrust back into a war raging above ground between the living and the Undead. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against hordes of blood-thirsty zombies, stealthy Lickers, mutant canines and the most sinister foe yet. Extinction Milla Jovovich is back to kill more zombies in the third chapter of the hit Resident Evil franchise! Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska.

    RESIDENT EVIL 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION -- BONUS FEATURES

    RESIDENT EVIL
    BLU-RAY
    -Cast and Filmmakers' Commentary
    -Visual Effects Commentary
    -Alternate Ending with Director Paul W.S. Anderson's Video Introduction
    -12 Featurettes
    -"My Plague" Music Video by Slipknot

    4K ULTRA HD
    -Theatrical Trailer

    RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE
    BLU-RAY
    -Filmmaker Commentary
    -Cast Commentary
    -Writer / Producer Commentary
    -Deleted Scenes
    "Game Over: Resident Evil Reanimated" Documentary
    "Corporate Malfeasance" Featurette
    "Game Babes" Featurette
    "Symphony of Evil" Featurette

    4K ULTRA HD
    -Theatrical and Extended Cuts of the Film
    -Theatrical Trailers

    RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION
    BLU-RAY
    -"Under the Umbrella" Picture-in-Picture
    -Filmmaker Commentary
    -Deleted Scenes
    -4 Featurettes

    4K ULTRA HD
    -Resident Road Map: Reflections on the Future of the Series
    -Theatrical Trailers

    RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE
    BLU-RAY
    -"Undead Vision" Picture-in-Picture
    -Filmmaker Commentary
    -Deleted and Extended Scenes
    -Outtakes
    -7 Featurettes

    4K ULTRA HD
    -Alice Activated
    -Theatrical Trailers

    RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION
    BLU-RAY
    -Director and Cast Commentary
    -Filmmaker Commentary
    -Deleted and Extended Scenes
    -Outtakes
    -Project Alice: The Interactive Database
    -8 Featurettes

    4K ULTRA HD
    -Evil Goes Global
    -Undead Retribution
    -Theatrical Trailers

    RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER
    BLU-RAY
    -Retaliation Mode with Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich
    -3 Featurettes

    4K ULTRA HD
    -Maximum Carnage: Best Kills
    -Creature Chronology
    -Theatrical Trailers

    Monstrum

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

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

    Promotional Material

    A plague has taken over and fear runs rampant in the streets. When rumors of a vicious monster roaming Mount Inwangsan begin to spread, fear turns into panic. In order to quell the rising hysteria, the King brings his most trusted general out of retirement. Joined by his daughter, his right-hand man, and a royal court officer, the general sets out to find and defeat the mysterious creature.
    So Sweet, So Dead

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    So Sweet, So Dead (aka Rivelazioni di un maniaco sessuale al capo della squadra mobile) is a 2020 film by
    Starring Farley Granger, Sylva Koscina and Silvano Tranquilli. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    From IMDb. A re-edited version released in the U.S. was called Penetration, and featured hardcore porno footage with adult-film stars Harry Reems and Tina Russell. It was advertised as a porno featuring actor Farley Granger, who was in the original film but had nothing to do with the re-edited version. Granger threatened the distributors with a major lawsuit for the unauthorized use of his name in the new version, and they subsequently withdrew the film from US distribution, but not from Europe.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    A naked woman is found murdered and mutilated in a prosperous small province town in Southern Italy. But who killed her... and why? Inspector Capuana (Farley Granger; Strangers on a Train, Rope, Arnold) investigates what turns out to be a string of savage murders in which unfaithful women are targeted as they play around behind their husbands' backs. Now the killer, who wears a black fedora, gloves, and trench coat as he stalks and photographs his victims, is becoming more relentless in a depraved quest to purge the world of what he believes to be immoral souls. Also starring Sylva Koscina (Lisa and the Devil, Hercules, Hornet's Nest), this notorious Italian shocker also known as So Sweet, So Dead is now presented fully authorized and in HD for the first time!

    Special Features:
    -2017 HD Scan With Extensive Color Correction Done In The U.S.
    -Trailers
    UNHINGED

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    UNHINGED is a 2020 USA thriller by Derrick Borte.
    Starring Russell Crowe, Jimmi Simpson and Caren Pistorius. IMDb

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

    Summary Notes

    Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars in Unhinged, a psychological thriller that takes something we've all experienced- road rage - to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late getting to work when she crosses paths with a stranger (Crowe) at a traffic light. Soon, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who feels invisible and is looking to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons. What follows is a dangerous game of cat and mouse that proves you never know who you're driving next to.

    Beyond the Door

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    Beyond the Door is a 1974 Italy horror by Ovidio G Assonitis (as O Hellman) and Robert Barrett (as R Barrett).
    Starring Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson and Gabriele Lavia. IMDb

    Generally released in an uncut Export Version (titled The Devil Within Her) but the film was shortened in the US for its theatrical release.

    The film was shortened in the US after Warner Brothers won a law suit claiming that the film infringed Warner's copyrights over its film The Exorcist. Beyond the Door was shortened to remove the infringing content.

    This release is the uncut Export Version

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Special Edition [Uncut Export Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 17th November 2020

    Promotional Material

    Legendary filmmaker Ovidio G. Assonitis, whose Tentacles and Piranha II sought to cash in on the killer fish craze spawned by Jaws , first hit pay dirt in 1974 with Beyond the Door a gloriously bonkers riff on The Exorcist featuring Emmy Award-winning actress Juliet Mills and distinguished British actor Richard Johnson.

    Set against the backdrop of San Francisco, Beyond the Door stars Mills as Jessica Barrett, a young mother who starts to develop strange behaviors whilst pregnant with her third child. Before you can say split pea soup, Jessica is displaying signs of full-blown demonic possession complete with projectile vomiting and fully-rotating head! Could it be that she s carrying the child of the Antichrist himself?

    Described as disgusting, scary trash and maddeningly inappropriate by film critic Roger Ebert and subject to a lawsuit by Warner Bros. (who claimed copyright infringement against a certain William Friedkin film), the devilish denizens at Arrow Video have summoned up this wickedly entertaining popcorn spiller fit for Satan himself!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • 2K restoration of the Uncut English Export Version, released as The Devil Within Her (108 mins)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Archival audio commentary with director/producer Ovidio G. Assonitis and Euro-horror historian Nathaniel Thompson, moderated by Lee Christian
  • Archival audio commentary with star Juliet Mills and filmmaker Scott Spiegel, moderated by film scholar Darren Gross and Lee Christian
  • Archival introduction with Juliet Mills and Lee Christian
  • The Devil and Me an interview with director/producer Ovidio G. Assonitis
  • Barrett s Hell an interview with writer/ cinematographer Roberto D Ettorre Piazzoli
  • Beyond the Music an interview with composer Franco Micalizzi
  • The Devil s Face an interview with camera operator Maurizio Maggi
  • Motels and Devils an audio interview with actor Gabriele Lavia
  • Beyond the Door: 35 Years Later archival featurette including interviews with Ovidio G. Assonitis, Juliet Mills, star Richard Johnson and writer Alex Rebar
  • Richard Johnson: An Englishman in Italy archival featurette
  • Alternate opening titles
  • Trailers, TV and Radio Spots
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
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    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Evil Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The Legacy, Spring


    Link Here 16th November 2020

    UK flagReleased on  16th November 2020

    The Legacy

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    The Legacy is a 1978 UK / USA horror mystery by Richard Marquand.
    Starring Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott and John Standing. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a UK Theatrical Version and a US Theatrical Version.

    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
    • 2020 Powerhouse Films [UK + US Theatrical Versions] Standard Edition R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 16th November 2020

    Promotional Material

    INDICATOR BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Two presentations of the film: the US theatrical cut, presented in widescreen from a High Definition master (100 mins); the UK theatrical cut, presented open matte from a Standard Definition master (102 mins)
    Original stereo audio
    New and exclusive audio commentary with Kevin Lyons, editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television
    An Editing Legacy (2015, 14 mins): award-winning editor and second unit director Anne V Coates recalls her work on the film
    The Make-up Effects of 'The Legacy' (2015, 11 mins): Robin Grantham discusses his specialist make-up creations for the film
    Ashes and Crashes (2019, 4 mins): interview with second unit director Joe Marks
    An Extended Legacy (2019, 11 mins): an analysis of the differences between the US and UK cuts
    Between the Anvil and the Hammer (1973, 27 mins): The Legacy director Richard Marquand's acclaimed documentary short film, made for the Central Office of Information, about the Liverpool police force
    Original theatrical trailer
    Image gallery: promotional and publicity material

     
    Spring

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    Spring is a 2014 USA Sci-Fi horror romance by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
    Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker and Vanessa Bednar. Youtube link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong injury detail, sexualised nudity:
    • 2020 101 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 16th November 2020

    Promotional Material

    Channeling the films of Richard Linklater by way of H.P. Lovecraft, Spring is one of the most critically acclaimed horror films of recent years, now released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

    On the run from the law after a bar-room brawl, troubled Evan flees the US to Italy. Arriving completely alone and without a plan, he soon meets the mysterious Louise, and quickly falls in love. But upon discovering that there's more to her than meets the eye, he must decide just how far he'll go for love.

    King of New York

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    King of New York is a 1990 Italy / USA / UK crime thriller by Abel Ferrara.
    Starring Christopher Walken, David Caruso and Laurence Fishburne. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Originally X rated by the MPAA but this was downrated to R on appeal.
    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    NOT EVERYONE WHO RUNS A CITY IS ELECTED.

    Arguably maverick filmmaker Abel Ferrera s most accessible and explosive film, King of New York s status as an urban gangster classic is cemented by a magnetic, career-best central performance by Christopher Walken, as well as riveting support from Laurence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito, Steve Buscemi and David Caruso.

    After years inside, drug lord Frank White (Walken) is fresh out of jail and back on the streets of New York City. Seeing himself as half Scarface, half Robin Hood, Frank and his enforcers brutally take back control of the city, turf by turf with starry dreams of using the millions to benefit the community and save a local hospital. Before Frank can fulfil his ruthless lust for power, though, he s got to get past the crooked cops determined to take him down, and the criminal competition that won t bend to his will.

    Still just as relevant and incendiary now as it was three decades ago, King of New York returns with guns blazing in this definitive special edition, including a new director-approved 4K restoration.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 4K restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films, approved by director Abel Ferrera and cinematographer Bojan Bazelli
  • Standard Definition DVD (PAL) presentation
  • Dolby Digital original stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by director Abel Ferrera
  • Audio commentary with composer Joe Delia, producer Mary Kane, casting director Randy Sabusawa and editor Anthony Redman
  • Interview with director Abel Ferrera
  • A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrera , a documentary looking back at the director s career, including interviews with his key collaborators
  • Original theatrical trailers and TV spots
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Tracie Ching
  • Dawn of the Dead

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    Dawn of the Dead is a 1978 US zombie horror by George A Romero.
    With David Emge, Ken Foree and Scott H. Reiniger. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    A long history of BBFC cuts to Dawn of the Dead from 1978 - 1997. The cuts were waived in 2003 but there are still multiple versions to add to the complexity.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore:
    • 2020 Second Sight Limited Edition [Theatrical Cut + Cannes Cut + Argento Cut] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 16th November 2020
    • 2020 Second Sight Limited Edition [Theatrical Cut + Cannes Cut + Argento Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 16th November 2020

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    'When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.'

    With the U.S. in the grip of a zombie apocalypse, four desperate survivors find refuge in a shopping mall. But the flesh-eating hordes, still possessed by an instinctive desire to consume, are drawn to the same destination. What follows is a nail-biting fight for survival.

    George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead remains one of the greatest horror films ever made, often imitated but never equalled, and is now presented in a brand-new restoration.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    BLU-RAY DISC 1 - THE THEATRICAL CUT

    • New 4K scan and restoration of the Original Camera Negative by Second Sight at Final Frame New York and London supervised and approved by DoP Michael Gornick
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono - New restoration of the original OCN Optical / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    • Commentary by George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest
    • NEW commentary by Travis Crawford
    • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired

    BLU-RAY DISC 2 - THE EXTENDED ('CANNES') CUT

    • Produced using 4K scan of the Theatrical Cut Original Camera Negative and 4K scan of the Extended Cut Colour Reversal Internegative
    • DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
    • Commentary by Richard P Rubinstein
    • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired

    BLU-RAY DISC 3 - THE ARGENTO CUT

    • 4K scan of the Interpositive by Michele De Angelis at Backlight Digital, Rome
    • Audio: DT-HD Master Audio Mono 1.0 / Surround 5.1 / Stereo 2.0
    • Commentary by Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Emge
    • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired

    BLU-RAY DISC 4 - SPECIAL FEATURES

    • NEW Zombies and Bikers with John Amplas, Roy Frumkes, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest, Tom Dubensky, Tony Buba, Taso Stavrakis and a whole host of zombies and bikers! (59 mins)
    • NEW Memories of Monroeville: A tour of the mall with Michael Gornick, Tom Savini, Tom Dubensky and Taso Stavrakis (34 mins)
    • NEW Raising the Dead: The Production Logistics with Michael Gornick, Christine Forrest, John Amplas, Tom Dubensky (23 mins)
    • NEW The FX of Dawn with Tom Savini (13 mins)
    • NEW Dummies! Dummies! An interview with Richard France (12 mins)
    • NEW The Lost Romero Dawn Interview: previously unreleased archive interview (20 mins)
    • Super 8 Mall Footage by zombie extra Ralph Langer with option of archive commentary by Robert Langer and new commentary by Ralph Langer (13 mins)
    • Document of the Dead: The Original Cut with optional commentary by Roy Frumkes (66 mins)
    • Document of the Dead: The Definitive Cut (100 mins)
    • The Dead Will Walk 2014 Documentary (80 mins)
    • Trailers, TV, and Radio Spots (TBC)

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    AUDIO CD DISC 1

    • The Goblin Soundtrack 17 tracks including Alternate and Bonus Tracks

    AUDIO CD DISC 2

    • The Complete De Wolfe library Cues Part 1

    AUDIO CD DISC 3

    • The Complete De Wolfe Library Cues Part 2
    • Rigid box with lid featuring the original iconic artwork
    • 2 inner digipaks
    The Evil Dead

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    The Evil Dead is a 1981 USA horror by Sam Raimi.
    With Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss and Richard DeManincor. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. This cut cinema version was then banned as one of the iconic video nasties. Further cut for a BBFC approved VHS release in 1990. Passed uncut for DVD in 2001. Uncut in the US

    Summary Review: Raimi is already a legend

    Raimi is already a legend, because he created 'The Evil Dead', without a doubt one of the greatest horror movies of all time. Made on a shoe string budget as a labour of love, it still remains Raimi's best movie. He has subsequently worked on bigger projects with bigger names but it is arguable whether he has ever surpassed the invention, thrills, energy and sheer fun of this. And why Bruce Campbell never became a genuine movie star after his debut here, and not just a much loved cult figure, is a complete mystery to me.

    'The Evil Dead' is a modern horror classic and absolutely ESSENTIAL viewing for any self-respecting movie buff! It doesn't get much better than this!

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

    The Painted Bird

    The Painted Bird is a 2019 Czech Republic / Slovakia / Ukraine war drama by Václav Marhoul.
    Starring Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgĺrd and Barry Pepper. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, sexual violence, disturbing scenes :
    • 2020 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 16th November 2020

    Promotional Material

    Featuring a staggering central performance from the young Petr Kotlár alongside a star-studded international ensemble including Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgĺrd, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands and Barry Pepper . The Painted Bird has won ecstatic acclaim, with The Guardian s Xan Brooks describing the film as "a monumental piece of work" rewarding the film with a five-star review.

    The film follows the journey of a boy, entrusted by his Jewish parents to an elderly foster mother in an effort to escape persecution. Following a tragedy, the boy is on his own. Wandering through the desecrated countryside, the boy encounters villagers and soldiers whose own lives have been brutally altered, and who are intent on revisiting this brutality on the boy. When the war ends, the boy has been changed, forever.

    Shot in crisp black and white 35mm - Václav Marhoul s The Painted Bird does far more than simply depict the horror of war. It is an unflinching examination of the very worst of humanity.

    SPECIAL BLU-RAY EDITION CONTAINS
    • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase (1000 copies only)
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
    • Optional English subtitles
    • 11 Colours of the Bird: The Making of The Painted Bird [125 mins] a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible 11-year process it took director Václav Marhoul to create the film version of Jerzy Kosi ski s controversial novel
    • PLUS: A collector s booklet featuring an essay on the film by Jason Wood (1000 copies only)
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Brides of Dracula, Metamorphosis, Hosts


    Link Here 10th November 2020

    US flagReleased on 10th November 2020

    Metamorphosis

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    Metamorphosis is a 2019 South Korea horror thriller by Hong-seon Kim.
    Starring Sung-Woo Bae, Dong-il Sung and Young-nam Jang. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Image Entertainment (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 10th November 2020

    Promotional Material

    After a failed exorcism, a priest renounces his practice and leads a life of solitude. But when his brother's family moves to a neighborhood on the other side of town, it becomes clear that an evil entity has followed them to their new home. As each of them becomes possessed by the devil, the priest has little choice but to perform one last exorcism for the sake of his family....
    Hosts

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    Hosts is a 2020 UK horror by Adam Leader and Richard Oakes.
    Starring Neal Ward, Nadia Lamin and Frank Jakeman. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    When a family invites their neighbors, a sweet young couple, over to celebrate Christmas Eve and some very happy personal news, they do not realize that their friends had just become hosts to a malicious entity hellbent on taking over the world. The family find themselves fighting for their lives in a night of unimaginable terror.

    Like The Strangers at Christmas and with an otherworldly twist, Hosts is a simmering sci-fi thriller where the palpable tension of a singular event belies an even more sinister takeover on a global scale.
    Death Laid an Egg

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    Death Laid an Egg is a 1968 Italy / France thriller by Giulio Questi.
    Starring Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Ewa Aulin. BBFC link IMDb

    The Director's Cut was censored by the BBFC for an X rated 1969 cinema release. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated home video in 2017. There is a Giallo/Italian/Plucked version with the sexy scenes all excised. The film has also been released MPAA Unrated in the US in the shortened German Version. There also exists a shortened International Version.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Cult Epics [Director's Cut + Giallo Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th November 2020
    • 2020 Cult Epics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    DEATH LAID AN EGG - SPECIAL EDITION - With a Bonus Slip Case and Reversible Sleeve for the first 2000 copies!

    Cult Epics is proud to present DEATH LAID AN EGG (1968), directed by auteur filmmaker Giulio Questi (DJANGO KILL!, ARCANA) and starring legendary leading man Jean-Louis Trintignant (THE CONFORMIST) as a married man and suspected serial killer, Gina Lollobrigida (BEAT THE DEVIL) as his delectable yet overly domineering careerist wife, and Swedish blonde bombshell Ewa Aulin (CANDY) as his murderous double-crossing mistress in this mystery thriller.

    DEATH LAID AN EGG is an avant-garde giallo that is more pertinent today than when it was first released in terms of its quite modern depiction of the battle of the sexes and the perils of technology. This Special Edition includes the Director's Cut, alongside the alternate International giallo "Plucked" version, both in fully restored 2K HD transfers, with completely new bonus features and limited edition slipcase printed with fluorescent inks to emulate the original theatrical poster.

    Specs:
    Region code: All
    Widescreen 1.85:1
    PCM Mono

    Special Features:

    2K HD Transfer (from original 35mm negative) of Director's cut version in English and Italian language (105 mins).
    Director's Cut Audio Commentary by Troy Howarth (Author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films vol. 1, 2, 3) and Nathaniel Thompson (Author of DVD Delirium and founder of Mondo Digital).
    2K HD Transfer (from original 35mm negative) of alternate International giallo "Plucked" version in English and Italian language (91 mins).
    Review by Italian critic Antonio Bruschini HD.
    Giulio Questi: The Outsider - the last interview HD 2010 (13 mins).
    Doctor Schizo and Mister Phrenic (2002) - Short film by Giulio Questi (15 mins).
    English & Italian language Trailers in HD.
    Lossless LPCM 2.0 Mono audio.
    Optional English subtitles for Italian language versions and trailer.
    Reversible sleeve with original Italian poster.
    Slipcase limited to first 2000 copies printed with fluorescent inks.
    Brides of Dracula

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    Brides of Dracula is a 1960 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    With Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt and Yvonne Monlaur. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for cinema release but uncut thereafter. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    "Superbly acted and featuring lush colors and wonderful sets, this standout Hammer horror is...a classic all on its own." -- The Terror Trap Marianne (Yvonne Monlaur), a beautiful young girl, is stranded en route to a teaching assignment in Eastern Europe. She is persuaded to spend the night at the nearly deserted castle of the mysterious Baroness Meinster (Martita Hunt). In the castle, Marianne accidentally discovers a man chained to the wall in his room. The Baroness explains only that he is her "sick and feeble-minded" son. Unable to get any further information from her or the maid, Marianne steals a key and sets him free. But once unbound, the man--Baron Meinster (David Peel)--fiendishly recruits the undead for his evil purposes while Marianne and Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) try to stop him in this classic Hammer Film.

    Bonus Content:
     
  • 2K Scan from the Interpositive -- in Two Aspect Ratios (1.85:1 and 1.66:1)
  • Audio Commentary with Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman and Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr
  • The Men Who Made Hammer: Terence Fisher
  • The Men Who Made Hammer: Jack Asher
  • The Eternal and the Damned -- Malcolm Williamson and The Brides of Dracula
  • The Making of Brides of Dracula -- Narrated by Edward De Souza Plus Interviews with Yvonne Monlaur, Jimmy Sangster, Hugh Harlow and More...
  • The Haunted History of Oakley Court
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spot
  • Still Gallery
  • Burst City

    Link Here

    Burst city (Bakuretsu toshi) is a 1982 Japan action Sci-Fi film by Gakuryű Ishii (as Sogo Ishii).
    Starring Michirô Endô, Shigeru Izumiya and Takanori Jinnai. BBFC link IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Burst City is an explosive Molotov cocktail of dystopian sci-fi, Mad Max-style biker wars against yakuza gangsters and the police, and riotous performances from members of the real-life Japanese punk bands The Stalin, The Roosters, The Rockers and INU.

    In a derelict industrial wasteland somewhere on the outskirts of Tokyo, two rival punk bands and their unruly mobs of fans gather for a Battle of the Bands-style protest against the construction of a nuclear powerplant, bringing them head to head with the yakuza industrialists behind the development of their turf.

    This extraordinary celebration of Japan s punk music scene of the early 1980s thrust S go Ishii (now known by the name of Gakury Ishii), the underground filmmaking wunderkind behind such works as Half Human: Einstürzende Neubauten (1986), Angel Dust (1994) and Electric Dragon 80,000V (2001), to the next level and is regularly cited as an early landmark in Japanese cyberpunk cinema.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Japanese soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Brand new audio commentary by Japanese film expert Tom Mes
  • The Punk Spirit of 82: S go Ishii on Burst City , an exclusive new 56-minute interview with the director
  • Bursting Out , an exclusive 27-minute interview with the academic and independent filmmaker Yoshiharu Tezuka on jishu eiga and the making of Burst City
  • Original Trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mark Player

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    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Silent Night Deadly Night 1 and 2, White Snake, Baba Yaga, Shaolin Wooden Men


    Link Here 9th November 2020

    UK flagReleased on 9th November 2020

    The Final Prophecy

    Link Here

    The Final Prophecy (aka Loophole) is a 2019 USA drama by Jenni Ivers.
    Starring Chloe Lukasiak, Timothy E Goodwin and Michael Sigler. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2020 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 9th November 2020

    Promotional Material

    The future of humanity hangs in the balance, as a race against time to find the bloodline of Judas Iscariot begins. When Lexi Smith, a simple college student, finds herself in the middle of an all-out spiritual war, she is forced to trust a complete stranger. Kidnapped, rescued, then in hiding, she knows she has to act, but will she have enough time to save humanity?
    Jurassic Thunder

    Link Here

    Jurassic Thunder is a 2019 USA action film by Milko Davis and Thomas Martwick.
    Starring Heath C Heine, Rick Haak and Jon Cotton. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence:
    • 2020 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 9th November 2020

    Promotional Material

    When a deadly virus topples an African government, a ruthless warlord seizes their nuclear arsenal. Desperate to stop him without starting World War III, the US military agrees to use unconventional means, weaponized Russian dinosaurs! When the virus infects the Dinosaurs, four commandos are sent in to clean up the mess and find themselves in the middle of all out war with rampaging deadly dinosaurs!!
    Burst City

    Link Here

    Burst city (Bakuretsu toshi) is a 1982 Japan action Sci-Fi film by Gakuryű Ishii (as Sogo Ishii).
    Starring Michirô Endô, Shigeru Izumiya and Takanori Jinnai. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:
    • 2020 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th November 2020

    Promotional Material

    Burst City is an explosive Molotov cocktail of dystopian sci-fi, Mad Max -style biker wars against yakuza gangsters and the police, and riotous performances from members of the real-life Japanese punk bands The Stalin, The Roosters, The Rockers and INU.

    In a derelict industrial wasteland somewhere on the outskirts of Tokyo, two rival punk bands and their unruly mobs of fans gather for a Battle of the Bands-style protest against the construction of a nuclear powerplant, bringing them head to head with the yakuza industrialists behind the development of their turf.

    This extraordinary celebration of Japan s punk music scene of the early 1980s thrust Sogo Ishii (now known by the name of Gakury Ishii), the underground filmmaking wunderkind behind such works as Half Human: Einstürzende Neubauten (1986), Angel Dust (1994) and Electric Dragon 80,000V (2001), to the next level and is regularly cited as an early landmark in Japanese cyberpunk cinema.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Japanese soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Brand new audio commentary by Japanese film expert Tom Mes
  • The Punk Spirit of 82 : Sogo Ishii on Burst City , an exclusive new 56-minute interview with the director
  • Bursting Out , an exclusive 27-minute interview with the academic and independent filmmaker Yoshiharu Tezuka on jishu eiga and the making of Burst City
  • Original Trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mark Player

  • White Snake

    Link Here

    White Snake is a 2019 China / USA action animation romance by Amp Wong (as Jiakang Huang) and Ji Zhao.
    Starring Faye Mata, Stephanie Sheh and Vincent Rodriguez III. IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for PG rated home video release in 2020. The film is uncut and MPA Unrated in the US.

    UK: Passed PG for mild violence, scary scenes after 9s of BBFC category cuts:
    • 2020 Dazzler Media (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th November 2020
    • 2020 Dazzler Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 9th November 2020
    The BBFC commented:
    • The distributor chose to remove a scene of moderate sex and two sequences of moderate violence in order to achieve a PG classification. An uncut 12 classification was available.
    US: Uncut and MPA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    Inspired by one of the most ancient and enduring stories in Chinese history, White Snake presents a sumptuous tale of trickster demons, deadly mythical beasts, assassins, wuxia action, and the promise of eternal love.

    Bianca, a young woman who has lost her memory, is helped by Xuan, a snake catcher, and together they set off on a search to find her identity. They have to overcome one dangerous obstacle after another and in their quest they gradually develop feelings for one another. Just as they come close to finding out who Blanca really is, disaster looms....

    Gags The Clown

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    Gags The Clown is a 2018 USA comedy horror by Adam Krause.
    Starring Lauren Ashley Carter, Tracy Perez and Aaron Christensen. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    When a sinister clown roams the city streets at night terrorizing the population a local news reporter scrambles to reveal his identity while a group of high school kids see the clown's antics as an excuse to create trouble themselves. As the police try to maintain order a vigilante podcast host vows to put a stop to the clown whilst broadcasting his "hunt" live on social media. Based on a true-life incident and the viral hysteria which sparked a worldwide phenomenon.

    The Bride With White Hair

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    The Bride With White Hair is a 1993 Hong Kong action film by Ronny Yu.
    Starring Brigitte Lin, Leslie Cheung and Francis Ng. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2020 Eureka Entertainment Ltd (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th November 2020

    Promotional Material

    Ronny Yu ( The Phantom Lover; Warriors Of Virtue; The Bride of Chucky ) directs this highly operatic fable based on a well-known martial arts novel with Leslie Cheung ( A Better Tomorrow; Farewell, My Concubine ) and Brigitte Lin ( Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain; Police Story ) as doomed lovers caught in the crossfire of warring clans.

    Cheung plays Zhuo Yihang, a rebellious but extremely talented swordsman of the Wudang Sect (aka the Wu-Tang Clan, a fictional martial arts sect that appears in many wuxia novels and films). One day he meets and falls in love with Lian Nichang (Lin), the adopted daughter of a rival cult led by the villainous Ji Wushuang. Zhuo convinces Lian to leave the cult to be with him, a decision which will ultimately lead to death and betrayal.

    With beautiful cinematography by Peter Pau ( Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ) and over-the-top action sequences, The Bride with White Hair is one of the best swordplay fantasy films ever made, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film from a brand new 4K restoration in its UK debut on Blu-ray.

    BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [First Print Run of 2000 units only]
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a stunning new 4K restoration
    • Cantonese audio, available in original mono and restored 5.1 presentations
    • Optional English and Mandarin audio tracks
    • Newly translated English subtitles
    • Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
    • Audio commentary with director Ronny Yu
    • Brand new interview with director Ronny Yu
    • Archival "making of" featurette
    • Limited Edition collector's booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver [2000 copies ONLY]
    Shaolin Wooden Men

    Link Here

    Shaolin Wooden Men is a 1976 Hong Kong action film by Chi-Hwa Chen.
    With Jackie Chan, Kam Chiang and Jang Lee Hwang. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Exists in 2 basic versions, full length and a shortened US Version, which was once further cut by the BBFC.

    UK: The full length version was passed 15 uncut for strong martial arts violence:
    • 2020 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th November 2020

    Promotional Material

    The time Jackie is on a mission of revenge. As a young boy he witnesses the slaying of his father at the hands of deadly masked kung fu assassin. Once Jackie is old enough, he trains as a mute at a shaolin temple to learn the techniques that will enable him to one day avenge the death of his father. What he doesn't realize though is that he is actually training in the lair of the man he seeks to kill!

    Jackie has to gradate and defeat a gauntlet of mysterious robotic wooden men who throw every kung fu style at him before he can even face up to his nemesis. Packed with startling action courtesy of Half a Loaf of Kung Fu director Chen Chi-Hwa, this is another early Jackie Chan classic that's not to be missed by those seeking fine martial arts entertainment!

    Extras:

    Commentary / Interview with Rick Baker
    Trailer

    Silent Night Deadly Night 1 & 2

    Link Here

    Silent Night Deadly Night 1 & 2 is a double bill
    Starring Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick and Toni Nero.

    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
    • 2020 101 Films Limited Edition [Theatrical Version + Unrated Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 9th November 2020

    Reviews

    • See article from thehollywoodnews.com   : " It ticks off all of the boxes mentioned by Jamie Kennedy's Randy, in Scream, and is most certainly one of the archetypal slashers that films whose conventions filmmakers of today try to subvert "

    Silent Night, Deadly Night is a 1984 US horror by Charles E. Sellier Jr.
    With Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick and Toni Nero. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020  IMDb

    Not released in the UK until the uncut 18 rated 2009 DVD. Cut in the US for an R rating but released uncut on MPAA Unrated home video.

    Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 is a 1987 USA comedy drama horror thriller by Lee Harry.
    With Eric Freeman, James Newman and Elizabeth Kaitan. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R rating. This was banned by the BBFC for 1987 cinema release and wasn't released again until an 18 rated Blu-ray in 2020.

    Reviews

    • See article from flickeringmyth.com : " These are movies that you could pick apart very easily and don't really hold up to the more 'serious' slashers such as Halloween "

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents a double serving of Yuletide terror! Highly controversial upon release in 1984, Silent Night, Deadly Night is released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, featuring both the original theatrical cut of the film and the extended cut with standard definition inserts. Also included in this Limited-Edition set is 1987 sequel Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2.

    SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT

    Young Billy witnesses his parents getting killed by a man dressed as Santa Claus after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now 18 and out of the orphanage, Billy takes on the role of Santa himself, embarking on a yuletide rampage to "punish the naughty". Santa Claus is coming to town, and this time he's got an axe!

    SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT: PART 2

    Four years after the events of Silent Night Deadly Night, Ricky Caldwell is being held in a mental hospital, having followed in his brother Billy's footsteps and committed a series of murders. Hell bent on avenging his brother's death, Ricky sets out to continue the family tradition of Christmas carnage.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Limited edition booklet, includes Santa's Watching, Santa's Creeping by Sarah Appleton and 'Silent Night, Festive Fright' An interview with Morgan Ames
    • Rigid slipcase featuring newly commissioned artwork by Keith Robinson

    SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT

    DISC ONE:

    • Theatrical Version: 4K scan of the original camera negative
    • R-Rated Theatrical Trailer & VHS Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Radio Spot

    DISC TWO:

    • Extended Unrated Version: 4K scan of the original camera negative with standard definition inserts
    • Slay Bells Ring: The Story of Silent Night, Deadly Night - Featuring interviews with writer Michael Hickey, co-executive producers Scott J. Schneid and Dennis Whitehead, editor/second unit director Michael Spence, composer Perry Botkin and actor Robert Brian Wilson
    • Oh Deer! - An interview with Linnea Quigley
    • Christmas in July - Silent Night, Deadly Night Locations - Then and Now
    • Audio commentary with actor Robert Brian Wilson and co-executive producer Scott J. Schneid
    • Audio commentary with Michael Hickey, Perry Botkin, Scott J. Schneid and Michael Spence Audio interview with director Charles E. Sellier, Jr. from Deadpit Radio (Extended Version)
    • Santa's Stocking of Outrage
    • Poster and Still Gallery

    SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT: PART 2

    • 2K Scan of an archival theatrical print
    • Audio commentary with director Lee Harry, and actors Eric Freeman and James Newman
    • Slay Bells Ring Again: The Story of Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 - Featuring interviews with co-writer/director Lee Harry, Actors Eric Freeman, James Newman, Elizabeth Kaitan, Darrel Guilbeau and Kenny McCabe, and makeup effects artist Christopher Biggs
    • Garbage Days Are Here Again A Look at the Film s Locations
    • Ricky Today - A short film featuring a 2018 interview with Ricky Caldwell
    • I Don't Sleep - An extended interview with makeup effects artist Christopher Biggs
    • Audio commentary by co-writer/director Lee Harry, co-writer Joseph H. Earle, and actor James Newman
    • Theatrical Trailer
    Baba Yaga

    Link Here

    Baba Yaga is a 1973 Italy Giiallo by Corrado Farina.
    With Carroll Baker, George Eastman and Isabelle De Funès. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Cut for cinema by the BBFC and by the MPAA. The Director restored cut footage for Reloaded/Redux 18 rated 2008 DVD.
    UK: The Reloaded version was passed 18 uncut for strong nudity, sex and implied sexual violence :

    Promotional Material

    This extended edition of BABA YAGA REDUX is published for the first time on Blu-ray with the previously cut scenes reinserted - especially for Shameless - by the film director himself (the reinserted scenes have also been visually improved for this edition). This extended - redux - HD release finally does justice to the filmmaker Corrado Farina s unique original vision.

    Farina's adaptation of the epoch-making ' Valentina ' comics by Guido Crepax, whilst keeping the central oneiric sexiness of the heroine's adventures, is cerebral yet sparkling with intelligent gentle irony and sophisticated eroticism. Set against the seismic changes of sexual and societal revolutions of the times, this is High Pop-fiction meets stream-of-consciousness storytelling!

    Beautiful Valentina is a famous trendy photographer, one night she's nearly run over by an enigmatic older woman, Baba Yaga

    (Carroll Baker), who it turns out is not only the devil witch... but a sapphic predatory witch who must possess her! Pursued by the

    sensuous seduction of a now obsessed Baba Yaga, Valentina must either submit to her carnal S&M lust or escape what appears to

    have become a waking nightmare of perverted realities!

    The film s mixing comic strips with live action is ground-breaking and influential to this day.

    Extras

    • Director's own re-edit of film, now with improved visuals
    • Corrado Farina Interview and Introduction
    • Audio Commentary by author, editor & critic Kat Ellinger
    • Fact Track by The Wilson Bros
    • English or Italian audio with subtitles
    • Two Guido Crepax documentaries by Corrado Farina: COMIC-STRIP FREUD & COMIC-STRIP PHOBIA
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Antebellum, Lake Michigan Monster


    Link Here 6th November 2020

    US flagReleased on 3rd November 2020

    The Veil

    Link Here

    The Veil is a 2016 USA horror by Phil Joanou.
    Starring Lily Rabe, Jessica Alba and Thomas Jane. Youtube link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 3rd November 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    From Jason Blum, the producer of Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Get Out and Us, comes this gritty horror film starring Jessica Alba (Stretch, Sin City), Thomas Jane (The Punisher, Thursday), and Lily Rabe (Miss Stevens, American Horror Story). Follow the lone survivor of a religious cult mass-suicide as she returns to the scene of the tragedy for the first time, after 30 years, with a documentary crew in tow. What they unveil is more disturbing than they could have ever imagined. Written by Robert Ben Garant (Balls of Fury, Night at the Museum) and directed by Phil Joanou (Three O'Clock High, State of Grace).

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Director Phil Joanou
    -NEW Interview with Co-Star Thomas Jane
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Reversible Art
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Optional English Subtitles
    -5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio

    Antebellum

    Link Here

    Antebellum is a 2020 USA horror thriller by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz.
    Starring Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange and Jena Malone. IMDb

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

    Summary Notes

    Veronica Henley, a successful author, finds herself stuck in a twisted reality after her abusive ex-husband incapacitates her on the way home one night. Desperate to be free of this nightmare, Veronica must navigate the unstable fantasy before her time is up.

    Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection

    Link Here

    Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection is a TV  set by
    Starring Various.

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

    Link Here

    Lake Michigan Monster is a 2018 USA comedy horror mystery by Ryland Brickson Cole Tews.
    Starring Ryland Brickson Cole Tews, Erick West and Beulah Peters. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER BANNED IN FOUR LAKES!

    All aboard! The combined spirits of H.P. Lovecraft, early Sam Raimi and Mystery Science Theater 3000 inhabit this action-packed tale of nautical derring-do and monster mayhem winner of the Audience Award for Best International Feature at the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival.

    On the shores of Lake Michigan, the eccentric Captain Seafield (Ryland Brickson Cole Tews, who also writes and directs) enlists a colourful crew of misfits in a bid to slay the hellish sea monster that prowls the murky depths. But as Seafield s obsession with exacting revenge on the creature that killed his father threatens to consume him, can weapons expert Sean Shaughnessy (Erick West), sonar whiz Nedge Pepsi (Beulah Peters) and former N.A.V.Y. Nautical Athletes and adVenture Yunit officer Dick Flynn (Daniel Long) hold the show together?

    Shot in gloriously retro black and white on a shoestring budget, with most of the cast also performing multiple roles behind the camera, Lake Michigan Monster is an inventive, irreverent and riotously entertaining ode to the classic monster movies of yesteryear: an absurdist urban legend guaranteed to appeal to the big kid in all of us.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Two cast and crew audio commentaries featuring writer/director/actor Ryland Tews and actors Daniel Long, Beulah Peters, Erick West and editor Mike Cheslik one sober, one drunk!
  • Critics audio commentary with Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Emma Westwood
  • Effects Breakdown comparison of the film s underwater sequence, including storyboards and pre-composited footage
  • Dear Old Captain Seafield the Captain Seafield theme song, performed by the Seafield Monster Sextet
  • Interview in a Cabin interview with Ryland Tews and Daniel Long at the Fantasia International Film Festival
  • Interview in a Bar interviews with the cast and crew at the Beloit International Film Festival
  • Interview by a Fire interview with Mike Cheslik on Mark Borchardt s Cinema Fireside radio show
  • The first season and pilot episode of L.I.P.S. , Ryland Tews and Mike Cheslik s hybrid animation/live action sci-fi comedy web series
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Behind the scenes photos
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork by Jade Watring and newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Barry Forshaw

  • Let's Scare Julie

    Link Here

    Let's Scare Julie to Death is a 2019 USA horror mystery thriller by Jud Cremata.
    Starring Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson, Isabel May and Odessa A'zion. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Everyone loves a good scare ... but when a group of teen girls sets out to scare their reclusive new neighbor, what seems like a simple prank goes horribly wrong ... and not all of them will make it home in Let's Scare Julie, a white-knuckle thriller filmed in one uninterrupted, terrifying take. This terror in real time from writer/director Jud Cremata features an outstanding cast of young, up-and-coming performers, including Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson (A Babysitter's Guide To Monster Hunting), Isabel May (Alexa & Katie), Odessa A'zion (Grand Army), Brooke Sorenson (Mighty Med) and Jessica Sarah Flaum (What/If).
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Sweet Charity, The Fu Manchu Cycle, Phase IV


    Link Here 2nd November 2020

    UK flagReleased on 2nd November 2020

    Black Water: Abyss

    Link Here

    Black Water: Abyss is a 2020 Australia / USA action horror drama by Andrew Traucki.
    Starring Jessica McNamee, Luke Mitchell and Amali Golden. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, threat:
    • 2020 Altitude Film Distribution R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 2nd November 2020

    Promotional Material

    BLACK WATER: ABYSS sees adventure seeking couple Eric and Jennifer convincing their friends to explore an uncharted cave system, in remote North Australia, with the help of the unpredictable Cash (Anthony J. Sharpe ROBERT THE BRUCE) as their guide. As a tropical storm floods the caves the adventurers are trapped in the dark recesses underground, cut off from the outside world. As the waters rise they soon realise they aren't alone, and their desperate attempt to escape turns into a frantic man and woman versus crocodile fight for survival.
    The Curse of The Knight Templar

    Link Here

    The Curse of The Knight Templar (aka Curse of the Blind Dead) is a 2020 Italy horror by Raffaele Picchio.
    Starring Aaron Stielstra, Alice Zanini and Francesca Pellegrini. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 2nd November 2020

    Promotional Material

    In the 14th century, a group of Satanic worshipers, the Knight Templars, are captured during a ritual and brutally murdered by locals. Just before the execution, the Knights swear to return from their graves to haunt the village and the nearby forest. Centuries later, in a post-apocalyptic future, a man and his daughter try to survive against both the undead Knights and a sect commanded by a mad preacher.
    Grudge 2

    Link Here

    The Grudge 2 is a 2006 USA / Japan horror thriller by Takashi Shimizu.
    Starring Amber Tamblyn, Edison Chen and Arielle Kebbel. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release beyond noting that the film was PG-13 rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural horror and threat for:

    Promotional Material

    Acclaimed producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise have re-teamed with director Takashi Shimizu and screenwriter Stephen Susco to present this heart-stopping sequel to the smash-hit thriller, The Grudge.

    When Aubrey Davis (Amber Tamblyn, TV's Joan of Arcadia ) learns her sister Karen (Sarah Michelle Gellar) has been hospitalised, she immediately flies to Tokyo. Once there, she learns her sister s horrify- ing story and discovers that the fatal supernatural curse has been unleashed. Now, as the grudge spreads across the world, a new host of unsuspecting victims are about to become infected by the force that can't be stopped and won t be killed.

    Bonus Features

    Grudge 2 Storyline Development, East Meets West Featurette, Ready When You Are, Mr Shimizu, Holding a Grudge-Kayako & Toshio Featurette, Deleted Scenes: When Closet Door Opens, Itako s Film, The Passport, Aubrey's Dream, Alternate Ending & Epilogue

    Runtime 98 mins approx, Bonus Runtime 63 mins approx

    The Fu Manchu Cycle 1965-1969

    Link Here

    The Fu Manchu Cycle 1965-1969 is a 2020 film by Don Sharp, Jeremy Summers...
    Starring Christopher Lee, Tsai Chin and Nigel Green.

    Nearly all episodes suffered BBFC category cuts at some point.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2020 Powerhouse Films The Fu Manchu Cycle (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 2nd November 2020

    Comments

    The Face of Fu Manchu is a 1965 UK / West Germany action crime thriller by Don Sharp.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Nigel Green and Joachim Fuchsberger.   IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated film release in 1965. Maybe it was the same cut version that has been PG rated for home video. There is also a short German Version.

    The Brides of Fu Manchu is a 1966 UK / West Germany crime adventure by Don Sharp.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Douglas Wilmer and Heinz Drache.   IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema release in 1966. Later uncut and U rated on home video. There is also a shorter German Version.

    The Vengeance of Fu Manchu is a 1967 Ireland / UK / West Germany / Hong Kong / Singapore action crime horror by Jeremy Summers.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Tony Ferrer and Tsai Chin.   IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1966. Later uncut and U rated on home video. There is also a shorter German Version.

    The Blood of Fu Manchu is a 1968 Spain / West Germany / UK / USA crime adventure by Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco).
    Starring Christopher Lee, Richard Greene and Howard Marion-Crawford.   IMDb
    Suffered BBFC category cuts from its 1996 cinema release until 2007 when it was passed 15 uncut for 15 rated DVD.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Blood of Fu Manchu

    The Castle of Fu Manchu is a 1969 UK / West Germany / Italy / Spain / Liechtenstein / Turkey crime horror adventure by Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco).
    Starring Christopher Lee, Richard Greene and Howard Marion-Crawford.   IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film

    Promotional Material

    Extras INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • THE FACE OF FU MANCHU
    • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio commentary with critics Kim Newman and Stephen Jones (2020)
    • The BEHP Interview with Don Sharp - Part One (1993): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Sharp in conversation with Teddy Darvas and Alan Lawson
    • Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • World premiere on Blu-ray
    • More extras to be announced
    • All extras subject to change

    THE BRIDES OF FU MANCHU

    • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio commentary with film historians Jonathan Rigby and Kevin Lyons (2020)
    • Kim Newman on Sax Rohmer and the Fu Manchu novels
    • The BEHP Interview with Don Sharp - Part Two (1993): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Sharp in conversation with Teddy Darvas and Alan Lawson
    • The BEHP Interview with Ernest Steward (1990): archival audio recording of an interview with the respected cinematographer, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • World premiere on Blu-ray
    • More extras to be announced
    • All extras subject to change

    THE VENGEANCE OF FU MANCHU

    • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
    • Original mono audio
    • The BEHP Interview with Jeremy Summers (2001): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Summers in conversation with Darrol Blake
    • Archival interview with Harry Alan Towers
    • New interview with first assistant director Anthony Waye (2020)
    • The Ghost of Monk's Island (1966): Jeremy Summers directs this exciting mystery made for the Children's Film Foundation
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • World premiere on Blu-ray
    • More extras to be announced
    • All extras subject to change

    THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU

    • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio commentary with critics David Flint and Adrian Smith (2020)
    • Visions of the Yellow Peril (2020): Christopher Frayling on ethnocentrism in the Fu Manchu cycle
    • New interview with clapper loader Ray Andrew (2020)
    • New interview with Stephen Thrower on Fu Manchu and Jesús Franco's collaborations with Harry Alan Towers (2020)
    • The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu: The Fiery Hand (1923): a chilling episode of the original silent serial, starring Harry Agar Lyons as the evil mastermind
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray
    • More extras to be announced
    • All extras subject to change

    THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU

    • New restoration by Powerhouse Films from a 4K scan of the original negative
    • Original mono audio
    • New interview with star Rosalba Neri (2020)
    • The Further Mysteries of Dr. Fu-Manchu: The Coughing Horror (1924): Fu Manchu torments Nayland Smith with a terrifying creature in this silent serial sequel
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray
    • More extras to be announced
    • All extras subject to change
    • Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with a new essay on the Fu Manchu cycle by Tim Lucas, a look at the career of producer/screenwriter Harry Alan Towers, an examination of the work of Fu Manchu creator Sax Rohmer, new writing on The Ghost of Monk's Island and the Stoll Pictures' Fu Manchu silent serials, archival newspaper articles on the films, extracts from the films' pressbooks, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
    • Limited edition exclusive double-sided poster and five replica production stills
    • UK and World premieres on Blu-ray
    • Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units

    Extras :

    • Original Release:1965 - 1969
    • Colour/B&W: Colour
    Sweet Charity

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    Sweet Charity is a 1969 USA musical comedy romance by Bob Fosse.
    Starring Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin and Ricardo Montalban. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    The film was cut by the BBFC for a PG rating for cinema release in 1969. Later uncut for PG rated home video. The film is MPAA G rated in the US. There is alternative Happy Ending Version but this is a cop out. There is also a Roadshow version that prefixes a musical overture.
    UK: Passed PG for mild sex references, drug references, language after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2020 Powerhouse Films [Roadshow + Standard + Happy Ending versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 2nd November 2020

    Promotional Material

    The feature debut of the great Bob Fosse based on the Broadway hit, Sweet Charity is a musical re-imagining of Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, starring the wonderful Shirley MacLaine as a taxi dancer looking for love and escape in hippy-era New York.

    Extras INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    • * 4K restoration of the 157-minute Roadshow version, complete with Overture, Entr'acte and Exit Music

    • * 4K restoration of the general release version, with the original and alternative endings

    • * Alternative 2.0 stereo, 4.0 stereo and 5.1 surround soundtrack options

    • * Audio commentary with film historians Lee Gambin, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Cara Mitchell (2020)

    • * The John Player Lecture with Shirley MacLaine (1971): archival audio recording of the celebrated actor in conversation at London's National Film Theatre

    • * From Stage to Screen: A Director's Dilemma (1969): original promotional film featuring interview material with Bob Fosse and rare behind-the-scenes footage

    • * The Art of Exaggeration (1969): original promotional film profiling the work of famed costume designer Edith Head

    • * Interview with Sonja Haney (2020): audio recording of the dance assistant in conversation with Lee Gambin

    • * Now and Then: Sammy Davis Jr (1968): archival interview featuring the actor and singer in conversation with broadcaster Bernard Braden

    • * Super 8 version: original cut-down home-cinema presentation

    • * Image gallery: publicity and promotional material

    • * Original theatrical trailer

    • * New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

    • * Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with new essays by Pamela Hutchinson and Bill Rosenfield, Neil Simon on Sweet Charity, archival press coverage of the film's release including an interview with Shirley MacLaine, extracts from the pressbook, Federico Fellini on Sweet Charity, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

    • * Limited edition exclusive double-sided poster

    • * UK premiere on Blu-ray

    • * Limited edition of 3,000 copies

    Gemini

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    Gemini (Sôseiji) is a 1999 Japan horror mystery fantasy by Shin'ya Tsukamoto.
    Starring Masahiro Motoki, Ryô and Yasutaka Tsutsui. BBFC link IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Yukio is living a charmed life: he is a respected young doctor with a successful practice and a beautiful wife. His only problem is that his wife is suffering from amnesia, and her past is unknown. Things begin to fall apart, however, when both his parents die suddenly, killed by a mysterious stranger with Yukio's face. Only when Yukio confronts this stranger will the mystery of his identity, and his wife's past, be revealed.

    Adapting the Edogawa Rampo short story The Twins , Shinya Tsukamoto's ( Tetsuo I & II ) modernist Meiji horror represents the director's first foray into period films and fleshes out Rampo's original tale of savage sibling rivalry considerably. Marked out by its bold, hyper-realistic colour palate, exaggerated make up and costume design and an absurd taste of the carnivalesque, this chilling psychological tale should prove more than a sufficient antidote to those left jaded by the restrained, by-numbers approach adopted by the majority of late 1990s horrors that appeared in the wake of Ring .

    BLU-RAY CONTENTS

  • New high definition transfer
  • Audio commentary by Tom Mes, author of Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto
  • Making of Gemini featurette directed by Takashi Miike (15 minutes)
  • Venice Film Festival featurette (17 minutes)
  • Make-up demonstration featurette (6 minutes)
  • Behind the Scenes (20 minutes)
  • Original Trailer
  • First 1000 units come with slipcase featuring new artwork illustrated by Ian McEwan
  • Tales From the Hood I & II

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    Tales From the Hood I & II is a double bill
    Starring Clarence Williams III, Wings Hauser and Tom Wright.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Tales from the Hood was passed 18 uncut for images of real dead bodies, racist violence, domestic abuse:
    UK: Tales from the Hood 2 was passed 15 uncut for strong language, bloody violence, gore, sex references, racism theme:
    • 2020 BFI [Tales from the Hood I & II] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 2nd November 2020

    Reviews

    • See review from thedigitalfix.com   : " One difference Tales from the Hood has from many other horror films is that the two writers/directors bring Black themes and subject matter to the forefront "

    Promotional Material

    Horror meets the hood in Rusty Cundieff's politically-charged horror-comedy anthology series.

    Stories of abuse, corruption and racism towards the African-American community are given the horror film treatment, as an eccentric funeral director attempts to deter a gang of drug dealers from a life of crime

    Executive-produced by Spike Lee, this cult horror favourite is presented alongside its 2018 sequel, which reunites the original creative team for more tales of terror.

    Special Features:

    • Limited Edition 2-disc set (3,000 copies)
    • Audio commentary by Rusty Cundieff (2017): the co-writer and director covers the film in detail
    • The Making of Tales from the Hood (2017, 56 mins): a lengthy retrospective that explores the film in detail
    • Interview with Rusty Cundieff (2020): the director is interviewed by music and film critic Adam Murray
    • Interview with Darin Scott (2020): produced exclusively for this release, the producer and co-writer is interviewed by the BFI's Abigail Yartey
    • Trailer
    • Gallery featuring original storyboards and sketches provided by director Rusty Cundieff
    • ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new essay by Adam Murray and full film credits
    Phase IV

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    Phase Iv  is a 1974 UK / USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Saul Bass.
    Starring Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy and Lynne Frederick. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    The 1974 cinema release was passed 'A' uncut. The 1985 VHS was PG uncut but the rating was raised to 12 uncut for 2020 Blu-ray.

    The alternate ending surfaced in  2012. The 35mm original footage of the ending was scanned and color corrected by the Academy Film Archive. Beginning in 2013, repertory showings of the film showed the alternate ending after the main feature.

    UK: Passed Suitable for 12 years and over uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents 1970s sci-fi classic Phase IV (1974), a gripping and philosophical cult classic that examines humanity's place in the universe. Title 012 on the 101 Films Black Label and a UK Blu-ray debut, Phase IV is the only feature film directed by designer and filmmaker Saul Bass, this release includes his original ending, among a host of additional extras, including a bonus disc featuring the finest of the director's short films.

    In a sealed lab in the Arizona desert, scientists James Lesko (Michael Murphy, Manhattan) and Dr. Ernest Hubbs (Nigel Davenport, A Man for All Seasons) search for answers to an evolutionary shift in the ant population; the development of a collective intelligence and cross-species hive mentality. With humanity under threat, the scientists are faced with the choice of either communicating with or eradicating their antagonists.

    Extras/Episodes:

    • New HD restoration
    • The Original Saul Bass ending (plus optional commentary)
    • An Ant's Life: Contextualising Phase IV Commentary with film historians Allan Bryce and Richard Holliss
    • Theatrical trailer

    Saul Bass: Short Films (Disc 2)

    • The Searching Eye (1964)
    • Why Man Creates (1968)
    • Bass on Titles (1977)
    • Notes on the Popular Arts (1978)
    • The Solar Film (1980)
    • Quest (1984) (new HD restoration)
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    High Plains Drifter, Daughters of Darkness, The Secret Ways, Patrick Still Lives


    Link Here 27th October 2020

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    High Plains Drifter

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    High Plains Drifter is a 1973 USA western by Clint Eastwood.
    With Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom and Marianna Hill. YouTube icon BBFC link   IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 1973 X rated cinema release but uncut on 18 rated home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    THEY'D NEVER FORGET THE DAY HE DRIFTED INTO TOWN! From Clint Eastwood, the acclaimed director/star of The Outlaw Josey Wales, Pale Rider, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino and The Mule, comes this western masterpiece and homage to his "The Man with No Name" legend. Eastwood portrays a mysterious stranger who emerges out of the heat waves of the desert and rides into the guilt-ridden town of Lago. After committing three murders in the first 20 minutes, The Stranger is hired by the town's citizens to protect them from the three vengeful gunmen about to be released from jail.

    Eastwood's second film as a director is a tribute to his three spaghetti western classics with the great Sergio Leone, and features a strong supporting cast that includes Verna Bloom (Medium Cool), Marianna Hill (The Baby), Mitchell Ryan (The Hunting Party), Jack Ging (Play Misty for Me), Geoffrey Lewis (Every Which Way but Loose), Anthony James (In the Heat of the Night), John Hillerman (Blazing Saddles), John Quade (Breakheart Pass) and Billy Curtis (The Terror of Tiny Town). Beautifully shot in CinemaScope by Bruce Surtees (Dirty Harry) with a great screenplay by Ernest Tidyman (The French Connection) and a memorable score by Dee Barton (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot).

    Special Features:

    -NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
    -NEW Interview with Actress Marianna Hill
    -NEW Interview with Actor Mitchell Ryan
    -NEW Interview with Actor William O'Connell
    -A Man Named Eastwood: Vintage HPD Promo
    -TRAILERS FROM HELL with Josh Olson
    -TRAILERS FROM HELL with Edgar Wright
    -Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
    -Reversible Art
    -Poster and Image Gallery
    -Two Theatrical Trailers (New HD Transfers)
    -TV Spot
    -Radio Spot
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Optional English Subtitles

    Joe Kidd

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    Joe Kidd is a 1972 USA western by John Sturges.
    Starring Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall and John Saxon. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    From John Sturges, the acclaimed director of Bad Day at Black Rock, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Satan Bug and Ice Station Zebra, comes this action-packed western starring screen greats Clint Eastwood (For a Few Dollars More, Two Mules for Sister Sara) and Robert Duvall (The Godfather, Tender Mercies). During a land war in New Mexico at the turn of the century, an ex-bounty hunter (Eastwood) reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner (Duvall) and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader (John Saxon, The Appaloosa). Beautifully shot by Bruce Surtees (High Plains Drifter, Night Moves) with a rousing score by Lalo Schifrin (Dirty Harry, Bullitt) and a wonderful screenplay by Elmore Leonard (3:10 to Yuma, Hombre), Joe Kidd features the top-notch acting skills of Duvall and the rugged charm of Eastwood as a hired gun who takes action based on his own particular sense of justice. The stellar supporting cast includes Don Stroud (Coogan's Bluff), Paul Koslo (Mr. Majestyk), Gregory Walcott (Prime Cut) and Dick Van Patten (High Anxiety). Joe Kidd is loaded with gunfights, conflicts, and a slam-bang finale which has a locomotive being driven through a saloon.

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
    -NEW Interview with Actor Don Stroud
    -Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
    -Reversible Art
    -Poster and Image Gallery
    -Theatrical Trailer (New HD Transfer)
    -2 TV Spots
    -Radio Spot
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Optional English Subtitles

    Two Mules for Sister Sara

    Two Mules for Sister Sara is a 1970 USA / Mexico war comedy western by Don Siegel.
    Starring Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine and Manolo Fábregas. YouTube icon BBFC link 2020   IMDb

    BBFC category cuts for an A (PG) rated 1970 cinema release. A shortened version was rated 15 for 1987 VHS. Uncut on VHS and DVD since 1993.

    The cinema cuts were to remove shots of burning men and a soldier's face being slashed during the climax.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    From Don Siegel, the legendary director of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Coogan's Bluff, Dirty Harry, Charley Varrick, The Shootist and Escape from Alcatraz, comes this classic western starring screen legends Clint Eastwood (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, High Plains Drifter) and Shirley MacLaine (Sweet Charity, Irma La Douce). Eastwood is a hard-hitting drifter who rides into town and single-handedly rescues a local nun (MacLaine) from a gang of bandits. After meeting a band of Mexican revolutionaries bent on resisting the French occupation of Mexico, the cowboy and Sister Sara decide to join forces with the freedom fighters and set off on a deadly mission to capture the enemy's garrison. But along the way, a steamy romance develops between them when the soft-spoken hero discovers the nun is not what she seems. Ending with a violent climax at the well-protected fort, this action-packed western classic cemented Eastwood's status as a true cinematic superstar. Featuring a masterful score by the great Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dollars). This 2-disc special edition includes 4K restorations of both the international and domestic cuts.

    Special Features:
    -Brand New 4K Masters
    -Brand New 4K Restorations - 113:32 International Cut / 104:40 Domestic Cut
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
    -At Home with Clint: Vintage Candid Interview with Clint Eastwood
    -Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
    -Poster and Image Gallery
    -Reversible Art
    -Theatrical Trailer (New HD Transfer)
    -2 TV Spots
    -4 Radio Spots
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Optional English Subtitles
    The Secret Ways

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    The Secret Ways is a 1961 USA historical mystery adventure by Phil Karlson and Richard Widmark (uncredited).
    Starring Richard Widmark, Sonja Ziemann and Charles Regnier. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1961. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Acclaimed filmmaker Phil Karlson (99 River Street, The Silencers, Walking Tall) directed this espionage thriller based on an Alistair MacLean (The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare, Ice Station Zebra) novel and starring screen great Richard Widmark (Pickup on South Street, The Alamo, Madigan). Vienna, 1956. After Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian uprising, soldier-of-fortune Mike Reynolds (Widmark) is hired to help Professor Jancsi (Walter Rilla, Code 7, Victim 5), a Hungarian scientist wanted by the Russians, escape from Budapest. Mike and Julia (Sonja Ziemann, The Bridge at Remagen), the professor's daughter, cross the border posing as journalists, but encounter a problem--the professor is a staunch freedom fighter and doesn't want to be rescued! Two of the film's best features are the terrific black-and-white photography by Mutz Greenbaum (Night and the City) and original music score by legendary composer John Williams (Jaws, Star Wars). Co-starring Senta Berger (Diabolically Yours, The Ambushers).

    Special Features:
    -Brand New 2K Master
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Optional English Subtitles
    DeepStar Six

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    DeepStar Six is a 1989 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Sean S Cunningham.
    Starring Greg Evigan, Nancy Everhard and Taurean Blacque. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 23rd October 2020

    Promotional Material

    NOT ALL ALIENS COME FROM SPACE! From producer/director Sean S. Cunningham, the creator of the Friday the 13th and House films, comes this action-packed underwater sci-fi thriller starring Taurean Blacque (Hill Street Blues), Nancy Everhard (The Punisher), Greg Evigan (B.J. and the Bear), Miguel Ferrer (RoboCop), Matt McCoy (The Hand That Rocks the Cradle), Nia Peeples (North Shore), Cindy Pickett (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) and Marius Weyers (The Gods Must Be Crazy). Far below the surface of the unforgiving sea, the daring crew of DeepStar Six are explorers in a forbidding world of impenetrable darkness and unimaginable pressure. They have invaded the icy fathoms into which no human has ever ventured. Their mission is to establish a top secret Navy base on the ocean floor. But something's down there and the crew of DeepStar Six are about to make a startling discovery—there's no escape from the terror of the deep. DeepStar Six will plunge you into the depths of fear… save your last breath... to scream.

    Special Features:
    - Audio Commentary with Director Sean S. Cunningham and Visual Effects Supervisor James Isaac
    - Audio Commentary with Screenwriters Lewis Abernathy and Geof Miller
    - Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composer Harry Manfredini
    - From the Deep - Interviews with Creature Effects & Special Make-up Designer Mark Shostrom, Creature Supervisor Greg Nicotero and Creature Artist Robert Kurtzman
    - The Survivors – Interviews with Actors Greg Evigan and Nancy Everhard
    - Water Damage – An Interview with Stunt Coordinator Kane Hodder
    - Original EPK
    - Extended Vintage Interview Clips
    - Behind-the-Scenes Footage
    - Theatrical Trailer
    - TV Spot
    - Image Gallery
    - Limited Edition O-Card
    - Reversible Art
    - Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    - Optional English Subtitles

    Daughters of Darkness

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    Daughters of Darkness is a 1971 Belgium/France/West Germany horror by Harry Kumel.
    With Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen and Danielle Ouimet. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Later uncut and 18 rated on home video. The original release was also cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but was later uncut and MPAA Unrated on home video.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Blue Underground R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020
    • 2020 Blue Underground R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    50th Anniversary Edition! New 4K Restoration!

    International screen icon Delphine Seyrig (LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD) stars as Elizabeth Bathory, an ageless Countess with a beautiful young companion (Goth goddess Andrea Rau ) and a legendary legacy of perversion. But when the two women seduce a troubled newlywed couple (Canadian beauty Danielle Ouimet and John Karlen of DARK SHADOWS and CAGNEY & LACEY), they unleash a frenzy of sudden violence and depraved desire that shocked both art house audiences and grindhouse crowds worldwide.

    Co-written and directed by Harry Kümel , DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS remains one of the most exquisitely mesmerizing adult horror films ever made. In honor of its 50th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present the uncensored Director s Cut of this classic psychosexual shocker in a gorgeous restoration, scanned in 4K 16-bit from its long-lost original 35mm camera negative , packed with revealing Extras!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the long-lost original 35mm camera negative, supervised and approved by Director Harry Kümel
    • Audio: English: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX; English: Dolby Digital 1.0; French: Dolby Digital 1.0
    • Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, English for French Audio
    • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Writer/Director Harry Kümel
    • Audio Commentary #2 with Star John Karlen and Journalist David Del Valle
    • NEW! Audio Commentary #3 with Kat Ellinger , Author of Devil s Advocates: Daughters of Darkness
    • Locations of Darkness - Interviews with Co-Writer/Director Harry Kümel and Co-Writer/Co-Producer Pierre Drouot
    • Playing the Victim - Interview with Star Danielle Ouimet
    • Daughter of Darkness - Interview with Star Andrea Rau
    • NEW! Theatrical Trailers
    • Radio Spots
    • NEW! Alternate U.S. Main Titles
    • NEW! Poster & Still Gallery
    • REGION FREE
    Memorial Valley Massacre

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    • Memorial Day
    • Valley of Death
    • Son of Sleepaway Camp

    Memorial Valley Massacre is a 1989 USA horror thriller by Robert Hughes (as Robert C Hughes).
    Starring John Kerry, Mark Mears and John Caso. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release. The international version of the film, released under the title Son of Sleepaway Camp, includes hardcore pornographic inserts.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Evil land developer, Allen Sangster, has just opened his latest tourist trap: the Memorial Valley Campground. As carloads of happy campers arrive for what they assume will be a weekend of fun in the great outdoors, a much more sinister presence is watching them from the nearby wilderness. When campers start turning up dead, their bodies brutally mangled, George, the head forest ranger, is tasked with finding the killer and putting an end to the bloodshed... but it seems he might know much more about the sinister killings than he's letting on.

    Shot under the title Memorial Day and released internationally as Valley of Death , MEMORIAL VALLEY MASSACRE is a cheerfully absurd direct-to-video slasher featuring imaginative deaths and a wild choice for a killer. Directed by Robert C. Hughes ( Hunter's Blood ) and starring John Kerry ( Dolemite ), William Smith ( Red Dawn ), and genre film icon, Cameron Mitchell ( The Toolbox Murders ), Vinegar Syndrome presents MEMORIAL VALLEY MASSACRE in its official disc debut, newly restored in 4K from its original camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region A Blu-ray
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original negative
    3. "Welcome to Memorial Valley" - an interview with director Robert C. Hughes
    4. "Ranger Danger" - an interview with actor John Kerry
    5. Promotional still gallery
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. SDH English subtitles

    Grave Robbers

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    Grave Robbers is a 1989 Mexico horror mystery thriller by Rubén Galindo Jr (as Ruben Galindo Jr).
    Starring Fernando Almada, Edna Bolkan and Erika Buenfil. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    In the early Spanish colonial age, the leader of a satanic sect was condemned to eternal damnation by a priest, and was left to rot with an axe forever embedded in his chest. Now, in modern day, a group of teenage, treasure seeking, grave robbers accidentally uncover his hidden tomb, dislodging the axe in the process. But what they don't realize is that they've unwittingly re-woken the diabolical killer, who promptly sets out to complete his unholy mission of spawning the son of Satan, while brutally butchering anyone who happens to get in the way...

    Heavily inspired by late 80s slasher films, Rubén Galindo Jr's GRAVE ROBBERS is one of the best forgotten films to come from Mexico's oft overlooked 80s horror boom. With exceptional production value, gruesome death scenes, and a relentless killer akin to his many American counterparts, GRAVE ROBBERS feels right at home with any of the later entries in the Friday the 13th series. Vinegar Syndrome is proud to present this hidden gem of Mexican splatter on Blu-ray for the first time, newly scanned in 4K from its original 35mm camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original negative
    3. "Unearthing the Past" - an interview with director Rubén Galindo Jr.
    4. Commentary track with The Hysteria Continues!
    5. Reversible cover artwork
    6. Newly translated English subtitles

    Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes

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    Amityville Horror: The Evil Escapes is a 1989 USA horror TV movie by Sandor Stern.
    Starring Patty Duke, Jane Wyatt and Fredric Lehne. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    The Evans children have just suffered the untimely death of their beloved father. After moving with their mother into their grandmother's gothic seaside mansion, they soon become hosts to an uninvited demonic force in the form of a mysterious lamp that once resided in the Amityville house. As unexplained, and increasingly violent, events start occurring in and around the property, Jessica, the youngest member of the household, begins to believe that her father has secretly returned. Unfortunately, it's actually a demon taking on his likeness ready to terrorize and kill anyone and everyone in order to be fully reborn in human form.

    The first of the four 'cursed objects' films in the Amityville franchise, after the series was re-ignited by producer Steve White, AMITYVILLE 4: THE EVIL ESCAPES stars Patty Duke ( Valley of the Dolls ) and remains the only entry in the franchise directed by Sandor Stern, who wrote the 1979 original. Combining domestic drama and supernatural horror as it twists its way towards a shocking conclusion, Vinegar Syndrome presents AMITYVILLE 4: THE EVIL ESCAPES on Blu-ray for the first time, in a new 4K restoration of its original negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region A Blu-ray
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
    3. "The Return to Amityville" - video interview with director Sandor Stern
    4. "Televised Terror" - video interview with cinematographer Tom Richmond
    5. Reversible cover artwork
    6. English SDH subtitles

    Amityville: Dollhouse

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    Amityville: Dollhouse is a 1996 USA horror by Steve White.
    Starring Robin Thomas, Starr Andreeff and Allen Cutler. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Bill Martin has just finished construction on a picturesque new home for his family. But unknown to him, the previously barren property was once the site of the infamous Amityville murder house. After finding a small shed hidden away on the grounds, Bill discovers a beautiful and ornate dollhouse, which he gives to his young daughter as a present. What he doesn't realize is that this innocent looking children's plaything contains demonic powers, and it's not long before ghouls and zombies are invading his home, with their murderous sights set on his family.

    The last and most over the top entry in the 90s Amityville franchise, producer Steve White ( Cabin Boy ) steps into the director's seat to helm this direct-to-video horror classic. Filled with impressive and plentiful creature and gore effects by Roy Knyrim ( A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child ), AMITYVILLE: DOLLHOUSE stars Robin Thomas ( About Last Night ) and Lenore Kasdorf ( Starship Troopers ) and features inventive photography from Tom Callaway ( Demon Wind ). Vinegar Syndrome brings this video store favorite to Blu-ray in a brand new 4K restoration from its long lost original camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region A Blu-ray
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
    3. "Welcome to The Dollhouse" - video interview with director Steve White
    4. "Jump Into the Fire" - video interview with cinematographer Tom Callaway
    5. "Demons in The Dollhouse" - video interview with special effects artist Roy Knyrim
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. English SDH subtitles

    Cold Light Of Day

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    Cold Light Of Day is a 1989 UK crime horror biography by Fhiona-Louise.
    Starring Bob Flag, Martin Byrne-Quinn and Geoffrey Greenhill. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020
    • 2020 Arrow Video R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020

    There is also a UK release.

    Promotional Material

    February, 1983. Detectives are called to a residential address in the London suburbs following reports that the drains have been clogged by human remains. One of the property s residents, Dennis Nilsen a mild-mannered and unassuming civil servant is brought in for questioning, leading to the discovery of one of the most shocking and disturbing cases of serial murder ever to rock Britain.

    Offering a grim and gritty retelling of the story of Des Nilsen, often dubbed the British Jeffery Dahmer , 1989 s Cold Light of Day stars Bob Flag (the face of Big Brother in Michael Radford s 1984 ) as Nilsen-cipher Jorden March, delivering one of the most chilling and credible portrayals of a serial killer ever committed to screen.

    From writer-director Fhiona-Louise, Cold Light of Day which picked up the UCCA Venticittŕ Award at the 1990 Venice International Film Festival is a hugely underseen and underrated British effort that can stand proudly alongside the likes of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer as one of the most unflinching true-crime films of all time.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Limited Edition of 2000 units
  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original 16mm camera negative approved by director Fhiona-Louise
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with writer/director Fhiona-Louise
  • Brand new audio commentary with film historians/writers Dean Brandum and Andrew Nette
  • Newly-filmed interview with actor Martin Byrne-Quinn
  • Newly-filmed interview with actor Steve Munroe
  • Original Cold Light of Day promo film made to raise financing for the feature
  • Re-Release Trailer
  • Two short films starring Cold Light of Day director Fhiona-Louise and photographed by Star Wars DP David Tattershall, newly restored in HD: Metropolis Apocalypse (1988, 11 mins) and Sleepwalker (1993, 2 mins)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Limited Edition Die-cut O-card
  • Limited Edition collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jo Botting and a look at how the press reported Dennis Nilsen s real-life crimes by Jeff Billington
  • Weedjies: Halloweed Night

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    Weedjies: Halloweed Night is a 2019 USA comedy horror by Danny Draven.
    Starring Brett Hargrave, Victoria Strange and Yó Ying. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Full Moon Pictures (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020
    • 2020 Full Moon Pictures R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 27th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Move over GHOULIES, there are some new CRITTERS in town! ! It's the eve of Halloween in Las Vegas and three enterprising young ladies are throwing a massive 420 gala. But little do they know, they're also going to unleash a freakish gaggle of party-loving nightmare-creatures from beyond. In the tradition of Empire Pictures classic horror comedy GHOULIES, the DEADLY TEN presents a new, original tale that's destined to become an instant Full Moon favorite. When a midnight scavenger hunt for a rare bud of weed known as the Golden Nug brings a group of party-hungry stoners to a haunted hotel, it seems like it'll be the greatest night ever. But when the enigmatic owner, Madam Haze, introduces them to the Weed-G-Board, they open a portal beyond our world, and unleash The Weedjies. This group of ghastly hysterical creatures has only one mission: Party 'till you die. Before Halloween night is over, the unwitting guests will have to fight for their right to party, and put The Weedjies back in the board - or end up sucked into the netherworld forever.

    Special Features:

    • Medicated Pete & McRib Lady Chat,
    • Weedjies Original Trailer & Teaser
    • Howard Stern Show Clip
    • Set Tour with David DeCoteau
    • Puppeting with Gob-Lynn Featurette
    • Puppeting with Motorbreth Featurette
    • Weedjies of the Night - Music Video
    • The Complete Making of Weedjies Feature (100 Minutes!)
    • Full Moon Features Trailers
    Attack of the Unknown

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    Attack of the Unknown is a 2020 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Brandon Slagle.
    Starring Tara Reid, Richard Grieco and Robert LaSardo. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    A SWAT team transporting a vicious crime syndicate boss find themselves trapped inside a county detention center as the world burns around them. They have no communication with the outside world and must band together to escape the bloodthirsty alien forces attacking them.Attach of the Unknown stars Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street, Night at the Roxbury, If looks could Kill) Tara Reid (American Pie) and Robert LaSardo (Nip/Tuck, General Hospital, CSI Miami, Gang Related, NYPD Blue).
    The Black Cat

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    The Black Cat (Il gatto nero) is a 1989 Italy horror fantasy drama by Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates).
    Starring Florence Guérin, Urbano Barberini and Caroline Munro. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    THE BLACK CAT — Originally released in Italy as DEMONS 6 — now transferred in 2k from pristine vault elements for the first time ever.

    From Luigi Cozzi, the writer/director of STARCRASH, CONTAMINATION and PAGANINI HORROR, comes the over-the-top meta-shocker about a production company filming a new sequel to one of '70s Italian horror's best-known classics and the resurrected supernatural demon that may destroy them all. Caroline Munro (MANIAC), Brett Halsey (THE DEVIL'S HONEY), Florence Guérin (BLACK VENUS) and Urbano Barberini (OPERA) star in this long-unseen fan favorite, originally released in Italy as DEMONS 6. Transferred in 2k from pristine vault elements for the first time ever.

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

    Special Features:
    Cat On The Brain - Interview with Director / Co-Writer Luigi Cozzi and Actress Caroline Munro.
    Trailer.
    Patrick Still Lives

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    Patrick Still Lives (Patrick vive ancora) is a 1980 Italy horror by Mario Landi.
    Starring Sacha Pitoëff, Gianni Dei and Mariangela Giordano. IMDb

    Exists as an R rated Theatrical Version and an MPAA Unrated version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    PATRICK STILL LIVES — Uncut, uncensored, & scanned in 2k for the first time ever.

    Shortly after the Ozploitation shocker PATRICK became a worldwide hit, producer Gabriele Crisanti (BURIAL GROUND), screenwriter Piero Regnoli (NIGHTMARE CITY) and director Mario Landi (GIALLO IN VENICE) went way beyond 'unofficial sequel' or 'unauthorized remake' to instead create this "mind-boggling example of Italian exploitation that has to be seen to be believed" (Moria).

    When a young man becomes comatose after a freak accident, his father invites six strangers to a secluded villa for a weekend packed with relentless nudity, outrageous violence and perhaps the most depraved sex/gore death in all of Italian horror. Sacha Pitoëff (INFERNO), Gianni Dei (MANHATTAN GIGOLO) and Mariangela Giordano (MALABIMBA) star in "one of the most ultimate exploitation films ever made" (Monster Pictures), now scanned uncut from the original negative for the very first time in 40 years.

    Specs:
    Anamorphic Widescreen 1.66:1.
    Dolby Digital Mono.
    Region: 0

    Special Features:
    Reversible Blu-ray cover.
    C'est la Vie - Interview with Actor Gianni Dei.
    Trailer.
    Death Stop Holocaust

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    Death Stop Holocaust is a 2009 USA horror by Justin Russell.
    Starring Lisa Krenisky, Jenna Fournier and Ray Goodwin. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Two college girls, Taylor and Elizabeth, travel to a remote island for a weekend vacation getaway. As they drive the winding backwoods roads leading to a desolate lake house owned by Elizabeth's father, they begin to feel uneasy as an unmarked white van starts to follow and stalk them. Little do they suspect that this is just the beginning of a nightmare thrill-ride straight to hell as three masked psychopaths appear and serve as their unfriendly welcoming committee! Bonus features include a still gallery, trailers, a behind-the-scenes featurette and a cast and crew audio commentary.
    Parasite

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

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 The Criterion Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 27th October 2020
    • 2020 The Criterion Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 27th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    A zeitgeist-defining sensation that distilled a global reckoning over class inequality into a tour de force of pop-cinema subversion, Bong Joon Ho's genre-scrambling black-comic thriller confirms his status as one of the world's foremost filmmakers. Two families in Seoul--one barely scraping by in a dank semibasement in a low-lying neighborhood, the other living in luxury in a modern architectural marvel overlooking the city--find themselves on a collision course that will lay bare the dark contradictions of capitalism with shocking ferocity. A bravura showcase for its director's meticulously constructed set pieces, bolstered by a brilliant ensemble cast and stunning production design, Parasite cemented the New Korean Cinema as a full-fledged international force when it swept almost every major prize from Cannes to the Academy Awards, where it made history as the first non-English-language film to win the Oscar for best picture. DIRECTOR-APPROVED THREE-DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES - New 4K digital master, approved by director Bong Joon Ho and director of photography Hong Kyung Pyo - New audio commentary featuring Bong and critic Tony Rayns - Black-and-white version of the film with a new introduction by Bong - New conversation between Bong and critic Darcy Paquet - New interviews with Hong, production designer Lee Ha Jun, and editor Yang Jinmo - New program about the New Korean Cinema movement featuring Bong and filmmaker Park Chan Wook (Oldboy) - Cannes Film Festival press conference from 2019 featuring Bong and members of the cast - Master class featuring Bong from the 2019 Lumičre Festival in Lyon, France - Storyboard comparison - Trailers - PLUS: An essay by critic Inkoo Kang
    Scary Tales

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    Scary Tales is a 1993 USA horror anthology by Doug Ulrich and Al Darago (co-director).
    Starring Al Darago, Albert Darago III and Tony Murphy Jr. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 American Genre Film [Scary Tales + Darkest Soul] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 27th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    SCARY TALES proves that the films of John Waters and Don Dohler aren't the only genre miracles from Baltimore. A shot-on-video horror anthology that plays out like a public access version of CREEPSHOW , this is what happens when Satanic necklaces, bloodthirsty slashers, and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS -styled live action role playing collide with cool dads, neon lightbulbs, and dungeon synthesizers. AGFA and Bleeding Skull! are thrilled to present this charming, gore-filled dreamscape that has been meticulously pieced together from its original S-VHS master tapes.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray
    2. New transfer from the original S-VHS master tapes
    3. Commentary track with director Doug Ulrich
    4. 1987 demo version of SCARY TALES
    5. Outtakes and vintage TV promo appearance
    6. Early horror shorts by director Doug Ulrich
    7. Bonus movie: DARKEST SOUL (1994), the follow-up to SCARY TALES
    8. Reversible cover
    9. English SDH subtitles

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Spiritual Kung Fu, Sputnik, Jeepers Creepers, Ghosts of War


    Link Here 26th October 2020

    UK flagReleased on 26th October 2020

    Sleepwalkers

    Link Here

    Sleepwalkers is a 1992 USA horror by Mick Garris.
    Starring Brian Krause, Mädchen Amick and Alice Krige. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2020 Eureka Entertainment Ltd (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Stephen King' s Sleepwalkers is a classic horror story that takes a perfect Normal Rockwell town and turns it inside out.

    Brian Krause, Mädchen Amick ( Twin Peaks ), and Alice Krige ( Chariots of Fire ) star in this terrifying tale of modern-day vampires who move from small town to small town to prey on virtuous young women. Imperceptibly inhuman to everyone except for felines, these vicious shapeshifters have their eyes on a new victim: Tanya (Amick), who has fallen for Charles, the new boy at her school.

    Making its debut on Blu-ray in the UK, Eureka Classics is proud to present Stephen King s Sleepwalkers .

    BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase with silver laminate finish
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
    • DTS-HD MA 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 audio options
    • English subtitles (SDH)
    • New Audio Commentary with director Mick Garris and film historian Lee Gambin
    • Audio Commentary with director Mick Garris, Mädchen Amick, and Brian Krause
    • "Feline Trouble" interview with director Mick Garris
    • "When Charles Met Tanya" conversation with actors Mädchen Amick And Brian Krause
    • "Mother & More" interview with actress Alice Krige
    • "Creatures & Cats: The FX of Stephen King s Sleepwalkers" featurette
    • Behind-the-scenes footage
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Limited Edition collector s booklet featuring new writing by Craig Ian Mann

    Jeepers Creepers

    Jeepers Creeps is a 2001 Germany/US horror by Victor Salva.
    With Gina Philips, Justin Long and Jonathan Breck. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version was then distributed worldwide for all releases since.

    The scene of the Creeper eating a man's tongue was shortened in the US to avoid an MPAA NC-17 rating.

    UK: Previously passed 15 without BBFC cuts:

    Promotional Material

    On a desolate country highway, two homeward-bound teens (Gina Philips, Chained and Justin Long, Drag Me to Hell ) are nearly run off the road by a maniac in a beat-up truck... and later spot him shoving what appears to be a body down a sewer pipe. But when they stop to investigate, they discover that the grisly reality at the bottom of that pipe is far worse than they could have ever suspected... and that they are now the targets of an evil far more unspeakable (and unstoppable) than they could have ever imagined!

    Special Features

    • Commentary with writer/director Victor Salva and stars Gina Philips and Justin Long
    • Commentary with director Victor Salva
    • Jeepers Creepers: Then and Now
    • From Critters to Creepers An Interview with producer Barry Opper
    • The Town Psychic - An Interview with actress Patricia Belcher
    • Deleted & Extended Scenes
    • Photo Gallery
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Bonus DVD: Behind the Peepers - The Making of Jeepers Creepers
    Cold Light Of Day

    Link Here

    Cold Light Of Day is a 1989 UK crime horror biography by Fhiona-Louise.
    Starring Bob Flag, Martin Byrne-Quinn and Geoffrey Greenhill. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for Strong violence and gruesome images:
    • 2020 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th October 2020
    • 2020 Arrow Video R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    February, 1983. Detectives are called to a residential address in the London suburbs following reports that the drains have been clogged by human remains. One of the property s residents, Dennis Nilsen a mild-mannered and unassuming civil servant is brought in for questioning, leading to the discovery of one of the most shocking and disturbing cases of serial murder ever to rock Britain.

    Offering a grim and gritty retelling of the story of Des Nilsen, often dubbed the British Jeffery Dahmer , 1989 s Cold Light of Day stars Bob Flag (the face of Big Brother in Michael Radford s 1984) as Nilsen-cipher Jorden March, delivering one of the most chilling and credible portrayals of a serial killer ever committed to screen.

    From writer-director Fhiona-Louise, Cold Light of Day which picked up the UCCA Venticittŕ Award at the 1990 Venice International Film Festival is a hugely underseen and underrated British effort that can stand proudly alongside the likes of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer as one of the most unflinching true-crime films of all time.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Limited Edition of 2000 units
  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original 16mm camera negative approved by director Fhiona-Louise
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with writer/director Fhiona-Louise
  • Brand new audio commentary with film historians/writers Dean Brandum and Andrew Nette
  • Newly-filmed interview with actor Martin Byrne-Quinn
  • Newly-filmed interview with actor Steve Munroe
  • Original Cold Light of Day promo film made to raise financing for the feature
  • Re-Release Trailer
  • Two short films starring Cold Light of Day director Fhiona-Louise and photographed by Star Wars DP David Tattershall, newly restored in HD: Metropolis Apocalypse (1988, 11 mins) and Sleepwalker (1993, 2 mins)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Limited Edition Die-cut O-card
  • Limited Edition collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jo Botting and a look at how the press reported Dennis Nilsen s real-life crimes by Jeff Billington
  • The Other Lamb

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    The Other Lamb is a 2019 Ireland / Belgium / USA horror drama by Malgorzata Szumowska.
    Starring Raffey Cassidy, Michiel Huisman and Mallory Adams. BBFC link IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    Deep in the woods, an all-female cult is presided over by a single man, in this haunting folk horror from acclaimed director Malgorzata Szumowska. Selah, a devoted young believer on the brink of maturity, finds her faith tested when dark visions begin to reveal the fates awaiting the women as they age. Starring Raffey Cassidy and Michiel Huisman, Szumowska's English-language debut is eerily beautiful and stunningly crafted, imbued with cut-throat tension.
     
    Spiritual Kung Fu

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    Spiritual Kung fu is a 1978 Hong Kong/Taiwan action by Wei Lo.
    With Jackie Chan, Chih-ping Chiang, Hsiu-yi Fang. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists in several versions, shortened for plot rather than censorship
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut:
    • 2020 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th October 2020
    • 2020 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Hong Kong Legends unearth a wonderfully bizarre Jackie Chan classic and apply the Ultra-Bit treatment to show it off like never before. This time we join Jackie with his head in a book and some helpful ghostly kung fu teachers! Believe it or not that spells action scenes aplenty as Jackie needs a manual which has been stolen from his temple in order to combat the '7Fists'. In the wrong handsthis knowledge could spell disaster so it's up to Jackie to track down the traitor and counter the deadly fight moves that the book has endowed upon the thief.

    This early Jackie Chan gem lets him play the type of bumbling student role he perfected in Drucken Master and Snake in the Eagle's Shadow to great effect. Cue a raft of amusing fight scenes under the direction of Lo Wei (Fist of Fury) and you've got qualityarmchair comic action viewing that's not to be missed!

    Extras:

    • Commentary / Interview with Rick Baker
    • Jackie Chan, Stanley Tong, Sammo Hung Interview (4mins)
    • English Trailer
    Child Eater

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    Child Eater is a 2016 USA / Iceland horror by Erlingur Thoroddsen.
    Starring Cait Bliss, Colin Critchley and Jason Martin. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2020 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Helen lives in a town shrouded by two very disturbing myths Robert Bowery is said to eat the eyes of children to ward off his own blindness and the Black Stork is said to lure children from their beds to peck out their eyes. During one night of babysitting Helen will discover these aren t just myths, and it s not just children who are in danger.
    Ghosts of War

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    Ghosts of War is a UK war horror thriller by Eric Bress.
    Starring Brenton Thwaites, Theo Rossi and Kyle Gallner. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2020 Vertigo Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th October 2020
    • 2020 Vertigo Releasing Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Five battle-hardened American soldiers are assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi High Command, this unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battefield.
    Sputnik

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    Sputnik is a 2020 Russia Sci-Fi horror thriller by Egor Abramenko.
    Starring Oksana Akinshina, Fedor Bondarchuk and Pyotr Fyodorov. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence:
    • 2020 Vertigo Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet spacecraft crash lands after a mission gone awry, leaving the commanding astronaut as its only survivor. After a renowned Russian psychologist is brought in to evaluate the astronaut's mental state, it becomes clear that something dangerous may have come back to Earth with him. Immediately gripping, ominously scored and truly frightening - a cross between Species and Chernobyl, or Arrival with fangs - this Cold War-era sci-fi chiller features a wonderful lead performance from Oksana Akinshina (Lilya 4-Ever, Bourne Supremacy) and is a smartly-scripted examination of a society unready, or unwilling, for change.

    The Haunting Of Margam Castle

    The Haunting Of Margam Castle is a 2020 UK horror by Andrew Jones.
    Starring Caroline Munro, Derren Nesbitt and Jane Merrow. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 years uncut for suicide scene, strong threat, domestic abuse:

    Promotional Material

    For many years the dark and foreboding Margam Castle, long considered one of the most haunted buildings in the UK, has been abandoned... or so it seemed. An American research team led by Professor Annie Holzer and Doctor Daniel Barron take an interest in the Castle's macabre history of unexplained deaths and supernatural sightings. They travel to Wales to stay at the Castle, intending to conduct a series of experiments in parapsychology. But when night falls the research team's study goes awry and they're forced to fight for their lives when they incur the wrath of the vengeful spirits who live within the walls of Margam Castle.
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Untold Story, Fear No Evil / Ritual of Evil, Pumpkinhead


    Link Here 20th October 2020

    US flagReleased on 20th October 2020

    Fear No Evil / Ritual of Evil

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    Fear No Evil / Ritual of Evil is a TV movie double bill
    Starring Louis Jourdan, Carroll O'Connor and Anne Baxter.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th October 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 20th October 2020
    Fear No Evil is a 1969 USA TV horror thriller by Paul Wendkos.
    Starring Louis Jourdan, Lynda Day George and Carroll O'Connor. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this film.
    Ritual of Evil is a 1970 USA TV horror drama by Robert Day.
    Starring Louis Jourdan, Anne Baxter and Diana Hyland. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    Summary Notes

    A psychiatrist specializing in the occult becomes involved in the case of a man who is possessed by a spirit in an antique mirror. The man's fiance discovers that the mirror is able to bring back her former boyfriend, who had been killed in a car accident, from the dead.

    Promotional Material

    This double-feature special edition includes new 2K restorations of Fear No Evil (1969) and its sequel Ritual of Evil (1970), both starring Louis Jourdan (Gigi, Octopussy).

    Fear No Evil -- Dr. David Sorell (Jourdan), a psychiatrist specializing in the occult, becomes involved in the case of a man possessed by a spirit in an antique mirror. The man's fiancée discovers that the mirror is able to bring back her former boyfriend, who had been killed in a car accident, from the dead. Co-starring Lynda Day George (Day of the Animals), Carroll O'Connor (All in the Family), Bradford Dillman (Chosen Survivors), Wilfrid Hyde-White (My Fair Lady), Marsha Hunt (Raw Deal) and directed by Paul Wendkos (The Mephisto Waltz).

    Ritual of Evil -- Dr. David Sorell (Jourdan) investigates the death of one of his patients, a young heiress, and uncovers a cult of wealthy people who practice black magic, witchcraft and devil worship. Hyde-White returns as Harry Snowden, one of David's associates. Co-starring Anne Baxter (All About Eve), Diana Hyland (Jigsaw), John McMartin (Sweet Charity), Belinda Montgomery (The Other Side of the Mountain) and directed by Robert Day (Tarzan the Magnificent).

    Special Features:
    -Brand New 2K Masters
    -NEW Audio Commentaries by Film Historian/Screenwriter Gary Gerani
    -Image Gallery
    -Fear No Evil & Ritual of Evil Trailers
    -Newly Commissioned Art by Vince Evans
    -Optional English Subtitles

    Picture Mommy Dead

    Link Here

    Picture Mommy Dead is a 1966 USA horror thriller by Bert I Gordon.
    Starring Don Ameche, Martha Hyer and Susan Gordon. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th October 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 20th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    From cult filmmaker Bert I. Gordon, the director of The Cyclops, The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People, The Magic Sword, The Food of the Gods and Empire of the Ants. After Edward Shelley's (Don Ameche, Midnight, Trading Places) wealthy wife (Zsa Zsa Gabor, Queen of Outer Space, Moulin Rouge) dies in a mysterious fire, he marries Francene (Martha Hyer, House of 1,000 Dolls, Paris Holiday), the governess of his daughter Susan (played by the director's real-life daughter Susan Gordon, The Five Pennies, Tormented). Francene is only interested in Edward's money and wastes no time spending his inheritance. She then turns her attention to Susan--if Susan and Edward were both to die, the rest of the inheritance would go to Anthony (Maxwell Reed, Daughter of Darkness, The Notorious Landlady), Edward's cousin and Francene's former lover. Francene and Anthony work out a plot to drive Susan, still haunted by her mother's untimely death, mad. Beautifully shot in Pathécolor by Ellsworth Fredericks (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Eye of the Cat) and co-starring Wendell Corey (Rear Window, The Astro-Zombies), Signe Hasso (The House on 92nd Street, The Seventh Cross) and Anna Lee (Bedlam, The Crimson Kimono).

    Special Features:
    -Brand New 4K Master
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
    -Trailers
    -Optional English Subtitles
    Killdozer

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    Killdozer is a 1974 USA Sci-Fi horror TV movie by Jerry London.
    Starring Clint Walker, Robert Urich and Carl Betz. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    A small construction crew battles the ultimate assassin in the cult classic Killdozer. Stationed on a small island off the coast of Africa, six men find themselves terrorized when a ruthless life-form takes over a bulldozer and then sets off on a killing rampage. Despite limited fuel, the renegade machine methodically hunts down the men one by one in a full-throttle drive to death. Buckle up and hold on tight in this turbo-charged thriller! Directed by Jerry London (Shogun) and starring screen and TV legend Clint Walker (The Dirty Dozen, Cheyenne) with Robert Urich (Vega$, The Ice Pirates) and Neville Brand (Stalag 17, Kansas City Confidential). Killdozer is based on a novel by acclaimed television writer Theodore Sturgeon (Star Trek, The Twilight Zone) and features a rousing score by Gil Mellé (The Andromeda Strain, Night Gallery).

    Special Features:
    -Brand New 2K Master
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Director Jerry London with Film Historian Lee Gambin
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Critic Jarret Gahan
    -NEW Audio Interview with Director Jerry London
    -Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
    -Image Gallery
    -Trailers
    -Optional English Subtitles
    The Owners

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    The Owners is a 2020 UK / Canada action horror thriller by Julius Berg.
    Starring Maisie Williams, Sylvester McCoy and Rita Tushingham. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Image Entertainment (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th October 2020
    • 2020 Image Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 20th October 2020
    • 2020 Image Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    A group of friends think they found the perfect easy score - an empty house with a safe full of cash. But when the elderly couple that lives there comes home early, the tables are suddenly turned. As a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, the would-be thieves must fight to save themselves from a nightmare they could never have imagined.

    Scare Package

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    Scare Package is a 2019 USA comedy horror by Courtney Andujar, Hillary Andujar...
    Starring Jeremy King, Noah Segan and Toni Trucks. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Image Entertainment (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th October 2020
    • 2020 Image Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 20th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Chad Buckley is a lonely Horror aficionado, spending his days overseeing a struggling video store and arguing with his only customer, Sam. When an unsuspecting job applicant arrives, Chad sets out to teach him the rules of Horror.

    NO ESCAPE

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    NO ESCAPE is a 2020 USA horror thriller by Will Wernick.
    Starring Holland Roden, Ronen Rubinstein and Keegan Allen. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Artisan / Lionsgate R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 20th October 2020
    • 2020 Artisan / Lionsgate Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Summary Notes

    A social media personality travels with his friends to Moscow to capture new content for his successful VLOG. Always pushing the limits and catering to a growing audience, they enter a cold world of mystery, excess, and danger. When the lines between real life and social media are blurred, the group must fight to escape, and survive.

    Pumpkinhead

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    Pumpkinhead is a 1988 USA horror by Stan Winston.
    Starring Lance Henriksen, Jeff East and John D'Aquino. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    "Vivid, stylish, atmospheric" -- The Hollywood Reporter When a group of teenagers inadvertently kill his only son, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen, Aliens) seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. But instead, she invokes "Pumpkinhead"--a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Ed's bloodlust. But as the creature wreaks its slow, unspeakable tortures on the teens, Ed confronts a horrifying secret about his connection to the beast--and realizes that he must find a way to stop its deadly mission before he becomes one with the creature forever. A terrifying parable of revenge and possession, Pumpkinhead also stars Jeff East (Deadly Blessing), Joel Hoffman (Slumber Party Massacre II) and Kerry Remsen (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge).
    The Untold Story

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    The Unyld Story (aka Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story) is a 1993 Hong Kong crime comedy horror by Danny Lee and Herman Yau.
    Starring Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Danny Lee and Emily Kwan. IMDb

    IMDb notes that the film was once censored by Hong Kong film censors
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    MURDER IS DELICIOUS IF COOKED CORRECTLY!

    In 1978 in Hong Kong, a grisly murder takes place. Eight years later, on a Macao beach, kids discover the severed hands of a fresh victim. A squadron of coarse, happy-go-lucky cops investigate, and suspicion falls on Wong Chi Hang, the new owner of Eight Immortals Restaurant, which serves delicious pork bun. The hands belong to the missing mother of the restaurant's former owner; he and his family have disappeared; staff at the restaurant continue to go missing; and, Wong can't produce a signed bill of sale: but there's no evidence. The police arrest Wong and try to torture him into a confession. Can they make him talk? And what was in those pork buns? Written and starred by Danny Lee (City on Fire, Dr. Lamb) and Anthony Wong (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Ip Man: The Final Fight, Ebola Syndrome and Hard Boiled) Anthony Wong also won, The Hong Kong Best Actor Award for this role in The Untold Story. Unearthed Films is proud to release, the most notorious Category 3 film out of Hong Kong! Comedic, intense and downright unforgivable, The Untold Story is truly a masterpiece of horror cinema that once seen, can never be forgotten.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • The Documentary, Category 3, The Untold Story of Hong Kong Exploitation
  • Cantonese Carnage, an Interview with Rick Baker
  • Commentary with Herman Yau
  • Commentary with Anthony Wong
  • Commentary with Art Ettinger & Bruce Holecheck
  • Booklet written by Art Ettinger of Ultra Violent Magazine
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    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    10 to Midnight, 976-EVIL, I Monster, Eraserhead


    Link Here 19th October 2020

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    I, Monster

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    I, Monster is a 1971 UK horror by Stephen Weeks.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Mike Raven. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a 1971 Theatrical Version which was X rated by the BBFC and a 12 rated Extended Version released on home video.

    UK: The Extended Version was previously passed 12 uncut:
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for the Theatrical Version:
    • 2020 Powerhouse [Theatrical + Extended Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Horror icons Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing team up once again for an Amicus take on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with Lee occupying the role of the scientist and his deadly alter ego. Directed by Stephen Weeks, making his first feature aged twenty-two, I, Monster presents an inventive take on an iconic tale.

    Extras INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    • * New 2K restoration by Powerhouse Films from original film materials

    • * Two presentations of the film: the original 75-minute theatrical cut; and the extended 80-minute version

    • * Original mono audio

    • * Audio commentary with director Stephen Weeks (2020)

    • * The BEHP Interview with Peter Tanner - Part One, 1914-1939 (1987): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated editor in conversation with Roy Fowler and Taffy Haines

    • * Introduction by Stephen Laws (2020): appreciation by the acclaimed horror author

    • * Stephen Weeks at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films (1998): archival video recording of the director in conversation

    • * Interview with Milton Subotsky (1985): archival audio recording of the famed producer

    • * Interview with Carl Davis (2020): the renowned composer discusses his score

    • * Image gallery: publicity and promotional material

    • * Original theatrical trailer

    • * Kim Newman and David Flint trailer commentary (2017): short critical appreciation by the genre-film experts

    • * New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

    • * Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Josephine Botting, Milton Subotsky on I, Monster, an archival interview with Stephen Weeks, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

    • * World premiere on Blu-ray

    • * Limited edition of 3,000 copies

    976-EVIL

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    976-EVIL is a 1988 USA comedy horror by Robert Englund.
    Starring Stephen Geoffreys, Patrick O'Bryan and Sandy Dennis. BBFC link IMDb

    A UK version was cut by the BBFC for 1988 18 rated cinema release and the follow up 1989 VHS. The 1991 VHS and 2002 were pre-cut for an 18 rating. A shorter version was released in the US with an R rating but is generally noted as uncut. There is also a longer TV version but the extra material doesn't add anything.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2020 Eureka [US Version + TV Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Director Robert Englund (the iconic Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street series) dials up a gothic tale of high-tech horror in 976-EVIL .

    High school underdog Hoax ( Stephen Geoffreys - Fright Night ) fills up the idle hours in his seedy little hometown fending off the local leather-jacketed thugs, avoiding his overbearing mother ( Sandy Dennis ) and dreaming of a date with trailer park temptress Suzie ( Lezlie Deane ), But his quietly desperate life takes a terrifying turn when his cousin introduces him to an unusual new hobby – phoning in for his "horrorscope". Hoax is hooked up with a compellingly hideous demonic force that slowly begins to overtake his entire life and now there's more than just a phone bill to pay for anyone who ever dared cross "the neighbourhood nerd".

    Co-written by Brian Helgeland ( L.A. Confidential, Mystic River ) and featuring incredibly practical effects work from Robert Kurtzman and Howard Berger , Eureka Classics is proud to present 976-EVIL on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

    BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run of 2000 copies ONLY]
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
    • DTS-HD MA 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 audio options
    • English subtitles (SDH)
    • Audio commentary with director Robert Englund and set decorate Nancy Booth Englund
    • 976-EVIL: home video version [105 mins, SD] : An extended version of the film from its original home video release on VHS
    • New interview with producer Lisa M. Hansen
    • New interview with special make-up effects artist Howard Berger ( The Walking Dead )
    • New interview with special effects technician Kevin Yagher ( Nightmare on Elm Street )
    • Limited Edition Collector's Booklet [2000 copies ONLY] featuring new writing by Craig Ian Mann
    Eraserhead

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    Eraserhead is a 1977 USA horror fantasy by David Lynch.
    Starring Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart and Allen Joseph. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release, beyond notingthat the film was 18 rated until 2006 when it was downrated to 15.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong gore and disturbing surreal imagery:
    • 2020 Sony Pictures (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020
    • 2020 Sony Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    "David Lynch's 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes, evocative sound design, and unforgettably enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey remains one of American cinema's darkest dreams. DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack
    • "Eraserhead" Stories, a 2001 documentary by David Lynch on the making of the film
    • New high-definition restorations of six short films by Lynch: Six Figures Getting Sick (1966), The Alphabet (1968), The Grandmother (1970), The Amputee, Part 1 and Part 2 (1974), and Premonitions Following an Evil Deed (1996), all with video introductions by Lynch
    • New and archival interviews with cast and crew
    • Trailer"
    The Haunting of Sophie

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    The Haunting of Sophie (aka The Music Box) is a 2018 Italy horror thriller by John Real.
    Starring Fiona Whitelaw, Antonella Salvucci and Antonio Lujak. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural threat:
    • 2020 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    When 6 year old Sophie is tragically orphaned she moves into an eerie Victorian house with her aunt Annabelle. There she discovers an unusual music box that has a strange effect on her every time it is opened. The box is possessed by an evil spirit that wants to haunt Sophie and destroy her aunt and the pair must race against time to defeat the spirit before the last note plays.
     
    Hard Kill

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    Hard Kill is a 2020 USA action thriller by Matt Eskandari.
    Starring Bruce Willis, Jesse Metcalfe and Sergio Rizzuto. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, bloody violence, gore, sex references, racism theme:
    • 2020 Vertigo Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    A team of fearless mercenaries led by security expert Derek Miller (Jesse Metcalfe) are hired by billionaire tech CEO Donovan Chalmers (Bruce Willis) to protect a lethal piece of technology that, if exposed, could destroy the world.

    Not only does Miller soon wind up face-to-face with an old enemy, but the mission becomes even higher risk when Chalmers' daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless terrorist group who will stop at nothing to try and obtain the tech, resulting in a desperate race against the clock to save her, and protect the world from impending doom.

    A non-stop, high-octane thriller starring action-legend Bruce Willis, Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives, John Tucker Must Die), Sergio Pizzuto (Trauma Center, Backtrace), Tyler Jon Olson (Gotti, Jarhead) and WWE star Natalie Eva Marie.
    10 to Midnight

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    10 to Midnight is a 1983 USA crime thriller by J Lee Thompson.
    Starring Charles Bronson, Lisa Eilbacher and Andrew Stevens. BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut for 18 rated UK cinema release and pre-cert video. Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated VHS release in 1987. The BBFC video cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2004. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and nudity:
    • 2020 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020
    • 2020 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Charles Bronson is a hero all the way as a rogue cop pursuing a deranged killer in this action-packed suspense thriller. Serving up vigilante justice as only he can. Bronson delivers one of his most riveting performances in this exceedingly well-made film. Bronson plays Leo Kessler, a cynical Los Angeles cop on the trail of Warren Stacey (Gene Davis), a homicidal maniac who turns rejection frombeautiful women into the ultimate revenge. When the legal system sets Stacey free, Kessler plants evidence to put him behind bars for good. But Kessler's plan backfires, leaving him with only one option: to hunt down Stacey on his own... before the crazedkiller strikes again!

    Extras:

    Producing Bronson" interview with producer Lance Hool (12:41)
    "Remember Bronson" interview with actor Robert F. Lyons (6:00)
    "Knife and Death" interview with actress Jeana Tomasina (6:55)
    "Charlie's Partner" interview with actor Andrew Stevens (10:46)

    Replicant

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    Replicant is a 2001 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Ringo Lam.
    Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Rooker and Catherine Dent. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2020 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    A deranged serial killer is on the loose and only one man can catch him! Garrotte aka "The Torch" (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is being tracked by veteran police detective Jake Riley (Michael Rooker) to no avail. Each time Jake gets one step closer to Garotte, another victim surfaces.

    Tormented by Garrotte's insanity, Jakes quits the police force and joins a special agency in a top secret mission to eliminate Garrote. As part of Jakes' new assignment, he is teamed with a Replicant (Jean-Claude Van Damme) cloned from Garotte's DNA.

    In a race against time Jake must learn to trust the mind of the one person he has been trained to kill and control the thoughts of a madman he cannot stop.

    Moon in Scorpio

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    Moon in Scorpio is a 1987 USA horror by Gary Graver.
    Starring Britt Ekland, John Phillip Law and William Smith. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release. It was previously 18 rated by the BBFC but has just been reduced to 15.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, nudity, sexual violence references:
    • 2020 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    In a Los Angeles marina three buddies who fought together in Vietnam - Alan (John Phillip Law), Burt (William Smith) and Mark (Lewis Van Bergen) - and their wives set sail on a cruise, their first reunion since the war. All three men are haunted by nightmares of a bloody wartime massacre they took part in, killing everyone in sight - men, women, children; the tension between the men is thick enough to cut with a knife. Before long, anxiety turns to blow-chilling horror as first one, then another passenger on the cruise is mysteriously, gruesomely murdered! Adrift on the open sea with no help in sight, the terrified survivors must fight for survival against an unseen, bloodthirsty killer who has turned their worst nightmares into deadly reality!

    Special Features and Technical Specs:
    • HIGH-DEFINITION REMASTER OF THE FILM
    • Multiple audio commentaries
    • Restored Original Mono Soundtrack
    • Optional SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Limited Edition slipcase
    • AND MORE...

    Gretel and Hansel

    Gretel & Hansel is a 2020 Canada / USA / Ireland / South Africa horror mystery fantasy by Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins).
    Starring Sophia Lillis, Samuel Leakey and Alice Krige. IMDb

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

    Promotional Material

    A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil. Extra Content Storybook: An original collection of illustrations that captures the beautiful cinematography and reimagining of Gretel & Hansel
     




     


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