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Flatliners

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Flatliners is a 1990 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Joel Schumacher.
Starring Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon and Julia Roberts. BBFC link 2020   IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.

UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:

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SOME LINES SHOULDN'T BE CROSSED.

Known for his impressively eclectic filmography and for helping to launch the careers of several young Hollywood stars of the 80s and 90s, Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys, St. Elmo's Fire) tackles the existential question that, at one time or another, haunts us all: what awaits us after we die At the University Hospital School of Medicine, five ambitious students subject themselves to a daring experiment: to temporarily induce their own deaths, hoping to glimpse the afterlife before being brought back to life. But as competition within the group intensifies and their visions of the world beyond increasingly bleed into their waking lives, they're about to learn that the greatest threat comes not from the spirit world but from the long-suppressed secrets of their own pasts Stylishly photographed by Jan de Bont (Basic Instinct) and featuring a cast of Hollywood's hottest talent -- including Kiefer Sutherland (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me), Julia Roberts (Secret in their Eyes) and Kevin Bacon (Wild Things) -- Flatliners is the ultimate life-and-death thrill ride.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS Brand new 4K restoration from the original negative, approved by director of photography Jan de Bont 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) Lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 surround soundtracks Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Brand new audio commentary by critics Bryan Reesman and Max Evry The Conquest of our Generation, a brand new video interview with screenwriter Peter Filardi Visions of Light, a brand new video interview with director of photography Jan de Bont and chief lighting technician Edward Ayer Hereafter, a brand new video interview with first assistant director John Kretchmer Restoration, a brand new video interview with production designer Eugenio Zanetti and art director Larry Lundy Atonement, a brand new video interview with composer James Newton Howard and orchestrator Chris Boardman Dressing for Character, a brand new interview with costume designer Susan Becker Theatrical trailer ,Image gallery Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Amanda Reyes and Peter Tonguette.

Diary of a Mad Housewife

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Diary of a Mad Housewife is a 1970 USA comedy drama by Frank Perry.
Starring Richard Benjamin and Frank Langella and Carrie Snodgress. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1970 cinema release but uncut  on 15 rated DVD since 2017. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US but the director also created a cut PG version suitable for TV. There is also an Alternative TV Version with material restored from the cutting room floor.

Summary Notes

Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, successful and blatantly sadistic writer. Finally after George has tormented Tina in much the same manner Jonathan has, and has been unfaithful to boot, she goes back to her husband and begins group therapy.

UK: The cut PG Version was passed 15 with a BBFC trigger warning for domestic abuse, mouthed very strong language:
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong sex with previous film cut waived:
  • 2022 Powerhouse Limited Edition [Theatrical + PG Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 1st August 2022

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Superbly directed by Frank Perry (The Swimmer, Play It as It Lays), with a scathing screenplay by Eleanor Perry (David and Lisa, Ladybug Ladybug), Diary of a Mad Housewife tells the story of Tina Balser (Carrie Snodgress, The Fury, Pale Rider) a frustrated housewife trapped in an unhappy marriage to an insufferably controlling, status-obsessed bore (Richard Benjamin, Catch-22). Tina seeks solace in a fling with an abusive lover, the arrogant writer Georg Prager (Frank Langella, Dracula), who treats her like a sex object, leading to therapy and further unhappiness.

A caustic deconstruction of male chauvinism, Diary of a Mad Housewife was a huge critical hit, earning its female lead an Academy Award nomination upon its release. The Perrys' film is presented here in both its theatrical cut, and a long-unseen alternative TV version."

Extras "INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • - High Definition remaster
  • - Original mono audio
  • - Long unseen alternative TV version containing unique scenes, presented in Standard Definition, as originally broadcast
  • - Theatrical cut audio commentary with actor Rutanya Alda and film historian Lee Gambin (2022)
  • - TV version audio commentary with Frank Perry biographer Justin Bozung (2022)
  • - Video appreciation by Academy Award-winning editor and filmmaker Chris Innis (2022)
  • - Original theatrical trailer
  • - Larry Karaszewski trailer commentary (2020)
  • - Radio spot
  • - Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • - New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • - Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Paula Mejía, a profile of novelist Sue Kaufman, extracts from interviews with Frank Perry, Eleanor Perry and Carrie Snodgress, a look at Snodgress and Neil Young's relationship, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • - UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • - Limited edition of 3,000 copies for the UK

All extras subject to change"

Creatures the World Forgot

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Creatures the World Forgot is a 1971 UK Sci-Fi horror adventure by Don Chaffey.
Starring Julie Ege and Tony Bonner and Robin John. BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Uncut and X rated for 1971 cinema release. A shorter version was passed 18 for 1986 VHS.

UK: Passed uncut for strong violence, sexualised nudity and an attempted sexual assault:

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Following the enormous success of One Million Years B.C. in 1965, Hammer embarked on a series of prehistoric adventures over the next five years, concluding with Creatures the World Forget. Directed by Don Chaffey -- previously responsible for One Million Years B.C., not to mention Ray Harryhausen's classic Jason and the Argonauts -- the film swapped dinosaurs for more adult content, starred former Miss Norway and ex-Bond girl Julie Ege (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), and earned itself an 'X' certificate in the process. Even today, it still rates an '18' from the BBFC!"

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • - High Definition remaster
  • - Original mono audio
  • - Audio commentary with author and critic Kim Newman (2022)
  • - Hammer's Women: Julie Ege (2022): profile of the Norwegian actor and model
  • - David Huckvale on Mario Nascimbene (2022): an appreciation of the film's by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
  • - Three Children's Film Foundation films directed by Don Chaffey: Skid Kids (1953): story about a group of young cyclists; A Good Pull-up (1953): a handyman gets himself into trouble at a workers' café; Watch Out (1953): following the escapades of Dickie Duffle as he tours a film studio
  • - Original theatrical trailer
  • - Image galleries: promotional and publicity material
  • - New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • - Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay on the film, archival interviews and articles, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • - UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • - Limited edition of 5,000 copies for the UK

All extras subject to change

Get Carter

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Get Carter is a 1971 UK crime thriller by Mike Hodges.
With Michael Caine, Ian Hendry and Britt Ekland. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release, then uncut and 18 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A vicious London gangster, Jack Carter, travels to Newcastle for his brother's funeral. He begins to suspect that his brother's death was not an accident and sets out to follow a complex trail of lies, deceit, cover-ups and backhanders through Newcastle's underworld, leading, he hopes, to the man who ordered his brother killed. Because of his ruthlessness, Carter exhibits all the unstopability of the cyborg in The Terminator (1984), or Walker in Point Blank (1967), and he and the other characters in this movie are prone to sudden, brutal acts of violence.

UK: Passed 18 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong sex, violence, references to child sex abuse:

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Michael Caine is Jack Carter, the London gangland enforcer who returns to his hometown of Newcastle to avenge his brother's death. Rarely has the criminal underworld been so realistically portrayed as in this 1971 masterpiece. Shot on location, resulting in a devastatingly authentic snapshot of life in the north east of England in the late-industrial period, Get Carter remains arguably the grittiest and greatest of all British crime films. Newly restored in 4K from the original camera negative by the BFI, and approved by director Mike Hodges, Get Carter is back, looking and sounding better than ever.

Special Features:

  • Limited edition 2-disc set (10,000 copies)
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Newly recorded introduction by Michael Caine (2022,3 mins)
  • Audio commentary featuring Michael Caine, Mike Hodges and Wolfgang Suschitzky (2000)
  • Newly recorded audio commentary featuring Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw
  • Isolated score by Roy Budd
  • Mike Hodges in Conversation (2022, 60 mins): the director discusses his career in this interview recorded at BFI Southbank
  • The Sound of Roy Budd (2022, 17 mins): film music expert Jonny Trunk explores the varied career of Roy Budd, and revisits Budd's iconic, minimalist score for Get Carter
  • Roy Budd Plays 'Get Carter' (1971, 4 mins)
  • BBC Look North location report (1970, 5 mins): surviving footage of a 1971 report on Get Carter's making, from the BBC'S regional news programme
  • Don't Trust Boys (2022, 22 mins): actor Petra Markham reflects upon her career on stage and screen, and recalls her role in Get Carter
  • Klinger on Klinger (2022, 24 mins): Tony Klinger recalls and evaluates the career of his father, Michael Klinger, Producer of Get Carter
  • The Ship Hotel -- Tyne Main (1967, 33 mins): Philip Trevelyan's wonderful film about a pub on the banks of the River Tyne
  • International trailer (1971)
  • Release trailer (2022)
  • Michael Caine's message to premiere attendees (1971, 1 min)
  • Script gallery
  • 80-page book featuring new writing by Mark Kermode, Tim Pelan, John Oliver and Jason Wood. Also includes Alex Cox's intro to the film's Moviedrome screening in 1990, stills, and notes on the restoration by the BFI's Douglas Weir
  • Double-sided poster featuring the original UK quad and the 2022 re-release artwork
  • A set of four postcards featuring iconic scenes from the film
  • Newly created English subtitles for the Deaf and partial hearing
  • Newly created audio description track

The Outfit

The Outfit is a 2022 US crime drama by Graham Moore
Starring Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch and Dylan O'Brien BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

In the US: Rated R for some bloody violence, and language throughout

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

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Leonard (Mark Rylance), a master English tailor who's ended up in Chicago, operates a corner tailor shop with his assistant (Zoey Deutch) where he makes beautiful clothes for the only people around who can afford them: a family of vicious gangsters. One night, two killers (Dylan O'Brien, Johnny Flynn) knock on his door in need of a favour - And Leonard is thrust onto the board in a deadly game of deception and murder.

Snakehead

Snakehead is a 2021 US action drama by Evan Jackson Leong
Starring Sung Kang, Shuya Chang and Celia Au BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A Chinese immigrant get caught up in an international crime ring of human smuggling while attempting to make a better life for her family.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language, sexual threat:

Promotional Material

Sister Tse (Shuya Chang) is brought to New York by a Snakehead, a human smuggler. Although she is indebted to the crime family responsible for her transport, her survival instincts help her gain favour with the matriarch, and she rises quickly in the ranks. Soon Tse must reconcile her success with her real reason for coming to America--to find the child that was taken from her. In the end, Sister Tse must draw on the strength she found in transforming her victimhood into power.
 

 

 

Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Thriller: A Cruel Picture, The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection 2, Final Flesh


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Red Lips

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Red Lips is a 1995 US horror by Donald Farmer
Starring Ghetty Chasun, Michelle Bauer and Danny Fendley IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Caroline likes to give blood because she is broke and it is easy money. Everything is great until one day the doctor injects her with a serum that gives her a need for blood. Caroline is slaugtering people with her new teeth until she falls in love with Lisa and doesn't want to d...

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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Desperate for cash, young Caroline ( Ghetty Chasun ) agrees to be injected with an experimental serum by an unscrupulous blood bank doctor. She soon finds herself transformed into a ravenous vampire, stalking the streets of New York City with an unquenchable lust for blood. After killing her doctor and a random string of unfortunate strangers, Caroline crosses paths with Lisa ( Michelle Bauer ), an innocent woman stranded in the city after a breakup with her former girlfriend. The two broke and star-crossed lovers navigate through the city's desolate clubs and hotels, fueled only by their sexual lust and symbiotic need for companionship. When Lisa finally learns of Caroline's murderous proclivities, she becomes a willing participant in her vampiric crimes, until an unfortunate encounter with an indignant pimp leads to tragedy.

Written and directed by SOV legend Donald Farmer ( Demon Queen , Scream Dream ), Red Lips marked the onscreen confluence of two iconic scream queens: legendary '80s siren Michelle Bauer ( Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers ) and the awe-inspiring '90s enigma Ghetty Chasun ( Gorotica ). With an astonishing supporting cast of cult movie luminaries including Kitten Natividad (Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens), George Stover (Nightbeast), Danny Fendley ( Deadly Run ), Lorissa McComas ( Stormswept ), Christine Cavalier ( Bloody Creek ), and Mandy Leigh ( Bloodscent ), Red Lips quickly gained a reputation as a notorious, sex and gore filled, underground classic that is notable as one of the springboards for the SOV lesbian vampire movie explosion, which dominated video shelves and convention tables throughout the 1990s and beyond.

Bonus Features:
1. Audio commentary with writer / director Donald Farmer
2. "Seeing Red" - an interview with director Donald Farmer
3. Vintage interview with actress Ghetty Chasun from the 1994 Chiller Theatre Expo
4. "Distortion is a Woman: The Blood Transgressions of Red Lips" - a video essay by filmmaker / video artist Caroline Kopko
5. Stills gallery
6. Reversible cover art
7. English SDH subtitles

The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection 2

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The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection 2 is a film set
Starring Christopher Lee

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Severin The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection 2 (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 26th July 2022
Dracula And Son is a 1976 France comedy horror by Édouard Molinaro
Starring Christopher Lee, Bernard Menez and Marie-Hélène Breillat BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The original French version ran 96 minutes. The 1979 USA theatrical version was heavily cut to 78 minutes. The UK AA rated cinema release in 1978 ran 83 minutes.

Mask Of Murder is a 1988 Sweden/Canada horror mystery thriller by Arne Mattsson
Starring Rod Taylor, Valerie Perrine and Christopher Lee BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS release in 1988. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

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EUROCRYPT COLLECTION 2 PRESENTS FIVE OF THE MOST UNEXPECTED, UNDERRATED AND UNDERSEEN FILMS OF THE ICONIC ACTOR'S EUROPEAN CAREER.

Immediately following HORROR OF DRACULA, Lee reprised the role in the quirky 1959 Italian comedy UNCLE WAS A VAMPIRE. Lee speaks fluent German opposite Klaus Kinski for the crazed 1962 krimi THE SECRET OF THE RED ORCHID. In the 1974 UK psycho-thriller DARK PLACES, Lee toplines a cast that includes Joan Collins, Herbert Lom and Jane Birkin. Lee's final performance as The Count in the 1976 French comedy DRACULA AND SON can at last be seen in its superior Director's Cut, while the ultra-rare 1989 Dutch drama MURDER STORY brings Lee into the sex shops of Amsterdam. Each film has been remastered from original negative materials with over 15 total hours of trailers, commentaries, alternate cuts, vintage interviews and new featurettes, plus the DRACULA AND SON soundtrack and an all-new 100-page book by Lee biographer Jonathan Rigby.

SPECIAL FEATURES / CONTENTS:

UNCLE WAS A VAMPIRE

  • Interview with Iannone
  • Alternate Cut
  • Alternate Cut Commentary by Jonathan Rigby & Kevin Lyons
  • and more!

THE SECRET OF THE RED ORCHID

  • Commentary by Nathaniel Thompson & Troy Howarth
  • Commentary by Kim Newman & Barry Forshaw
  • and more!

DARK PLACES

  • Commentary by Nathaniel Thompson & Troy Howarth
  • Interview with Jonathan Rigby
  • and more!

DRACULA AND SON

  • Commentary by Jonathan Rigby & Kevin Lyons
  • Commentary by Kat Ellinger
  • Interview with Bernard Menez
  • French TV Interview with Christopher Lee
  • Audio Interview with Director Édouard Molinaro
  • Who Was Claude Klotz?
  • Interview with Claude Klotz At a Presentation Of 'Dracula and Son'
  • Dracula and Son (U.S. Version)
  • and more!

MURDER STORY

  • Commentary with Co-Writers/Co-Directors Eddie Arno & Markus Innocenti
  • Interview With Tom Reeve
  • MASK OF MURDER - 1988 Swedish Film Co-Starring Christopher Lee
  • and more!
Final Flesh

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Final Flesh is a 2009 US comedy film by Ike Sanders
Starring Melvin, Yvonne and Kesha IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

The Pollard family is calmly discussing their impending death by atom bomb when Mrs. Pollard recounts a dream in which she sensually bathes herself in the "Tears of Neglected Children".

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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FINAL FLESH is unlike anything you've ever seen--on Earth or other places. In the early 2000s, Vernon Chatman (co-founder of the PFFR art collective, co-creator of WONDER SHOWZEN and XAVIER: RENEGADE ANGEL , and producer of SOUTH PARK ) wrote a four-part screenplay about a family who lives adjacent to the Ground Zero of a thermonuclear disaster. Instead of sharing the finished script with Hollywood, Chatman sent each part to four different companies that specialize in custom adult fetish videos. And FINAL FLESH was born. Like the custom song poem craze of the 1970s, this metaphysical brain-stabber is an outsider miracle of Biblical proportions. Filled with brilliant sight gags, rubber monster masks, inventive toilet humor, and no sex, this is a surrealist spectacle of the highest order.

Bonus Features:
1. Preserved from the original digital video master
2. Video introduction by On Cinema's Gregg Turkington
3. "Lay and Love" music video by Bonnie "Prince" Billy, directed by Vernon Chatman and John Lee
4. New alternate score by Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and Comets on Fire
5. PFFR commercial
6. Outtakes
7. Original trailer
8. English SDH subtitles

Thriller - A Cruel Picture

Thriller: A Cruel Picture is a 1973 Sweden action thriller by Bo Arne Vibenius (as Alex Fridolinski).
Starring Christina Lindberg, Heinz Hopf and Despina Tomazani. Melon Farmers link  Youtube link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

The Original/Festival Version including director approved hardcore inserts was banned by the Swedish films censors for cinema release and was subsequently significantly cut to obtain a cinema release. The film was also heavily cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This US Version was banned by the BBFC from a 1974 cinema release. Heavy cut were then made to obtain an X rated UK cinema release in 1976. There are several other versions featuring a mix of material from the above versions.

This release contains the definitive uncut original version including an approximately 50-second sex scene featuring the real Christina Lindberg ( not her double for the Hardcore scenes!)

US: Uncut and MPA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Vinegar Syndrome [Original Version + Extended US Version] Standard Edition R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 26th July 2022
  • 2022 Vinegar Syndrome [Original Version + Extended US Version] Standard Edition R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th July 2022

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Rendered mute after being sexually assaulted as a youth, Madeleine (sexploitation superstar, Christina Lindberg ) lives an isolated existence in her parents' farmhouse. Missing the bus on her way to town one day, Madeleine accepts a lift from a wealthy and charming stranger named Tony. What starts off as an innocent meeting soon takes a nightmarish turn when Madeleine learns that Tony is really a sadistic pimp on the make, who soon enslaves her into his prostitution racket by forcing her to become dependent on heroin. After refusing to service a client, Tony punishes Madeleine by violently blinding her in one eye, forcing her to wear an eyepatch. Despite her limited means, Madeleine secretly saves money to undergo karate and weapons training behind Tony's back. Once she reaches lethal proficiency, Madeleine embarks on a bloody road to revenge against her captors...

From maverick Swedish director, Bo Arne Vibenius, THRILLER -- A CRUEL PICTURE is indisputably one of Grindhouse cinema's crown jewels. Filled with unforgettable moments of sleazy sex and vicious brutality, including one of the most jarring scenes in exploitation film history, Vinegar Syndrome is proud to unleash the definitive THRILLER experience on UHD and Blu-ray for the very first time, lovingly assembled from a pristine 4K restoration of the fully uncensored 16mm original camera negative, containing never before seen material. This three-disc special edition also contains a bounty of exclusive extra features, including the complete original English language version, THEY CALL HER ONE EYE (aka HOOKER'S REVENGE ), containing alternate and extended footage not seen since the film's 42nd Street playdates.

 Bonus Features:
1. 3-disc Region Free Set: 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray x2
2. UHD presented in HDR
3. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from it's 16mm original camera negative
4. Original Swedish Mono Audio for the uncut festival version of THRILLER
5. Original English dub track for both versions
6. "Thriller - A Cruel Documentary" - a 43 minute making-of documentary featuring narration by writer/director Bo Arne Vibenius and on camera interviews with: Christina Lindberg (star), Bo Sunnefeldt (stuntman), Lasse Lundgren (stuntman) and Gunnar Palm (actor)
7. Historical commentary track with author & critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
8. "Adrián and Christina" - an interview by filmmaker Adrian Garcia Bogliano from 2017
9. Alamo Drafthouse Q&A with Christina Lindberg from a November 11, 2017 screening of THRILLER in Austin, TX
10. "Christina Lindberg: The Paris Interview" - an interview by Christian Valor from 2015
11. Original theatrical and teaser trailers for THRILLER
12. Original theatrical trailer and TV Spot for THEY CALL HER ONE EYE
13. Original theatrical trailer for HOOKER'S REVENGE
14. Behind-the-scenes still gallery
15. Publicity image gallery
16. Artwork & press gallery
17. Multiple radio spots
18. Outtakes
19. Rare Christina Lindberg music tracks from her 7" single
20. SAAB Commercial - directed by Bo Arne Vibenius
21. Reversible cover artwork
22. English SDH subtitles
 

 

 

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Pink Flamingos

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Pink Flamingos is a 1972 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters.
Starring Divine, David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce. Melon Farmers link  Youtube link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for varying amounts for an 18 rating between 1990 and 1999. Uncut and 18 rated for 2008 DVD but this was never released. Formally uncut and BBFC 18 rated for 2022 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated in the US.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong real sex, nudity:
  • 2022 Sony/Criterion Collection (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 25th July 2022

The BBFC agreed to an uncut 18 rated DVD release in 2008 but the release was cancelled. The BBFC commented in 2008 about the 3 cuts to be waived:

  • Probably the most difficult scene was the one featuring a man assaulting a woman with live chickens. However, a careful viewing of the scene suggested that the handling of the chickens, although rough, was no stronger than other scenes of animals being manhandled that had been passed in other films. Furthermore, although the chickens were killed, the killing was quick and clean and therefore not in breach of BBFC policy on animal cruelty.
  • The scene showing a man masturbating and injecting semen into a woman's vagina was grotesque and repulsive, rather than erotic. Although the Board had previously expressed concerns about the non-consensual nature of the scene, the datedness of the film and the lack of credibility of the scene, argued against intervention. With regard to the sexual violence in the scene, the Board's conclusion was that the scene was so over-the-top and so divorced from reality, that the likely response was disgust, shock and horror, rather than arousal.
  • The brief explicit fellatio could be justified by the wider context of the film, in that the whole purpose of the film was to shock, disgust and amuse (in a blackly comic fashion), rather than to arouse, and the explicitness of the image was important in creating the film's effect.

The BBFC's ratings info from 2022 reads:

nudity : There is focus on a man's dilating anus, in close-up detail. There is wider full nudity.

sex : There is a scene of unsimulated fellatio between a fictional mother and son. There are other strong sex scenes, as well as references to ejaculation, masturbation and troilism. A man's semen is seen, in close-up detail.

sexual violence and sexual threat : A man rapes a woman, while daubing her in chicken blood. After masturbating over her, a man artificially inseminates an unconscious female prisoner. A man exposes himself to schoolgirls.

other issues: In unsimulated footage, a woman puts dog excrement in her mouth. There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t'), regular strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') and discriminatory terms such as 'fag', 'dyke' and 'queen'. A chicken is killed on-screen. Threat, gore and implied violence are strong. There is brief drug misuse.

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When a pair of sociopaths (MINK STOLE and DAVID LOCHARY) with a habit of kidnapping women in order to impregnate them attempt to challenge her title, Divine resolves to show them and the world the true meaning of the word filthy. Incest, cannibalism, shrimping, and film history's most legendary gross-out ending--Waters and his merry band of Dreamlanders leave no taboo unsmashed in this gleefully subversive ode to outsiderhood, in which camp spectacle and pitch-black satire are wielded in an all-out assault on respectability.
Beware My Brethren

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  • The Fiend

Beware My Brethren is a 1972 UK horror by Robert Hartford-Davis.
With Ann Todd, Patrick Magee and Tony Beckley. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated UK cinema release in 1972. Released uncut internationally and was MPAA R rated in the US. Passed 15 uncut by the BBFC for 2010 DVD.
UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:

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Robert Hartford-Davies (The Black Torment, Incense of the Damned) thrills with this early seventies British shocker by mixing religious fanaticism with sexploitation and horror in this down beat gritty story of lust, murder and terror. When widow Birdy, joins a fundamentalist sect called The Brethren, she soon finds herself at the centre of a fire and brimstone existence where sin is dealt with in violent rather than spiritual terms.

Riffing on previous work like Psycho (1960) and more importantly Peeping Tom (1960), The Fiend taps into the distorted mind-set of an unhinged killer providing a bleak, yet sensationalised take on the British thriller. Starring Patrick Magee (Masque of the Red Death, The Skull, Tales from the Crypt), The Fiend is a must for all lovers of cult horror.

Black Cat

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Black Cat is a 1991 Hong Kong/Canada action romance by Stephen Shin
Starring Jade Leung, Simon Yam and Thomas Lam BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.

Summary Notes

Catherine is a violent and disturbed young lady who is shot down by the government in one of her escapades. She wakes up in a training facility and is taught to use weapons, combat, and is put through heavy endurance training. When she is done, she is given the code name "Black Cat". Catherine is now an assassin for the government and is very good at it but she soon finds a boyfriend and is caught between her love for him and her deal with the government.

UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
Hitcher in the Dark

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Hitcher in the Dark is a 1989 Italy / USA thriller by Umberto Lenzi (as Humphrey Humbert)
Starring Joe Balogh, Josie Bissett and Jason Saucier IMDb

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

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Region Code: B Synopsis: Delivering an updated late 80s version of the classic Giallo or slasher movie, Umberto Lenzi (So Sweet, So Perverse, Eaten Alive, Cannibal Ferox) an alarmingly creepy tale of faltering sanity, and unhealthy obsession. Hitcher in the Dark, plunges us into the murky and nightmarish world of matriarch-obsessed serial killer Mark Glazer (Joe Balogh). Spending his evenings raping and murdering innocent female victims, he eventually comes across Daniella who bears a striking resemblance to his dead mother.

Produced by legendary schlockmeister general Joe D'Amato and following in the bloody footsteps of Hatchett for the Honeymoon (1970), Maniac (1980) or Lenzi's earlier work, Hitcher in the Dark takes us to hell and back in a seedily unpleasant, grisly Italian psychodrama.

Extras: 4K Transfer from the Original Negative in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio Hight Definition (1080p) Presentation 2.0 English LPCM Optional English SDH Audio commentary with Author Troy Howarth "A Daughter" - An Interview with Alessandra Lenzi "The Hitcher's Sound" - An Interview with Piero Parisi Il Cinema Kriminal Di Umberto Lenzi - Part 2 Original Trailer

Knife of Ice

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Knife of Ice is a 1972 Italy/Spain horror mystery thriller by Umberto Lenzi
Starring Carroll Baker, Alan Scott and Evelyn Stewart  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody images :

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When the mute Martha Caldwell (Carroll Baker) discovers her famous cousin Jenny Ascot (Evelyn Stewart) has been brutally murdered, apparently by a strange man who had been stalking them, her world becomes one of nightmare and disturbing revelation. Directed by Italian legend Umberto Lenzi, (So Sweet, So Perverse, The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist, Cannibal Ferox) Knife of Ice (1972) is a quintessential piece of early 70s Gialli creepiness. Dreamlike, brutal and beautifully presented Lenzi's movie delivers a wonderfully creative mystery replete with a typically European twist in the tail.

Extras: 2K Transfer from the Original Negative in 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio Hight Definition (1080p) Presentation 2.0 English LPCM Mono 2.0 Italian LPCM Mono with Newly Translated Subtitles Audio Commentary by Giallo Expert Troy Howarth and Critic Nathaniel Thomson from Mondo-Digital.com ""Yellow is the Colour of Fear"" - An Interview with Critic Marcus Stiglegger ""Dressing to KIll"" - An Interview with Costume Designer Silvio Laurenzi Il Cinema Kriminal Di Umberto Lenzi - Part 1 Italian Credits Sequence English Theatrical Trailer

Billion Dollar Brain

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Billion Dollar Brain is a 1967 UK crime thriller by Ken Russell
Starring Michael Caine, Karl Malden and Ed Begley BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1967. The cuts continued to PG rated VHS releases but were waived since 2004 PG rated DVD. However this DVD release was missing a short narrative scene due to music rights.

Summary Notes

A former British spy stumbles onto a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?

UK: Passed PG uncut for moderate violence:

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Secret agent Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) is blackmailed into working for MI5 again on his wildest - and most dangerous - assignment yet. An insane oil billionaire, intent on destroying Communism by starting a new world war, is close to achieving his goal with the help of the world's largest, and most powerful, computer. Harry is the only man who may be able to stop him; but as he races from London to Finland to Latvia to Texas and back, he must determine who of his supposed allies is the one he can actually trust, a sexy Russian agent, Soviet colonel or an American mercenary. Legendary filmmaker Ken Russell directed this third and final film in the great Harry Palmer series. The wonderful supporting cast includes Karl Malden, Ed Begley and Francoise Dorleac.
Phantom of the Open

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Phantom of the Open is a 2021 UK comedy drama by Craig Roberts
Starring Mark Rylance, Ian Porter and Tommy Fallon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Exists in 3 versions. The Phantom Of The Open was cut for strong language for BBFC 12A rated cinema release in 2021. The Fantastic Flitcrofts is uncut and BBFC 15 rated for cinema release in 2021. In 2022 a slightly longer, still cut, version was passed 12A for cinema release and subsequent home video.

Summary Notes

Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process.

UK: Passed 12 for infrequent strong language:

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN tells the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open qualifying, despite never playing a round of golf before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious and heartwarming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite but becoming a British folk hero in the process.
The Silencing

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The Silencing is a 2020 Canada/US action mystery by Robin Pront
Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Caleb Ellsworth-Clark and Josh Cruddas BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A reformed hunter living in isolation on a wildlife sanctuary becomes involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when he and the local Sheriff set out to track a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.

UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong threat, violence, language, domestic abuse:

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The Silencing follows a reformed hunter who becomes involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when he sets out to track a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.
Mad Dog Morgan

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Mad Dog Morgan is a 1976 Australia crime drama by Philippe Mora.
With Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson and David Gulpilil. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

There are two variations but no reported censorship.

UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:

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"Marlene Dietrich, dressed in an immaculately tailored trousers, tuxedo and top hat combination, sings 'When Love Dies' and kisses a woman in the audience. In this moment, Dietrich became an icon, a trailblazer, a performer unlike any before or since, and heralded her international stardom. Morocco was Dietrich's first Hollywood picture, reuniting the formidable actor with the equally formidable director of her previous film, The Blue Angel, and continuing a working relationship that would extend to five further collaborations. She plays Amy Jolly, a nightclub singer who meets and falls in love with a legionnaire, played by Gary Cooper (Peter Ibbetson), beginning a torrid, delirious romance."

Extras "INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES * 2K restoration * Original mono audio * Audio commentary with film critics Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger (2019) * Introduction by Nicholas von Sternberg (2019, 11 mins): the son of Josef von Sternberg discusses Morocco as well as his father's early film career * The Art of Josef von Sternberg (2019, 10 mins): Nicholas von Sternberg reflects on his father's work in painting and sculpture * Lux Radio Theatre: 'The Legionnaire and the Lady' (1936, 59 mins): radio adaptation of Morocco, starring Marlene Dietrich and Clark Gable * Image gallery: promotional and publicity material * New and improved subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing"

 

 

 

Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Men in Black, God Told Me To,


Link Here 27th July 2022

US flagReleased on 19th July 2022

The Necro Files

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The Necro Files is a 1997 USA comedy horror by Matt Jaissle
Starring Steve Sheppard, Gary Browning and Christian Curmudgeon IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A cannibal rapist rises from the grave as a flesh-eating zombie sex maniac! Two Seattle cops, a satanic cult and a flying demon fetus try to stop the lust-crazed ghoul before he can kill.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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SOME PEOPLE ARE BETTER OFF DEAD!

  An often referenced and notorious underground classic for the last 25 years, this "American Video Nasty" is finally available to a mass audience and for the first time ever in BR format. A serial killer rises from the grave as a flesh-eating zombie maniac! Two Seattle cops, a satanic cult and a flying demon baby try to stop the lust-crazed ghoul before he can kill again. The Necro Files is stacked with intense scenes of gore and sadism, and boasts some of the most WTF moments in the history of shot on video cinema.

1998 HORROR FILM OF THE YEAR! (MIAMI HORROR FILM FESTIVAL)

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Archival 1997 SD master from original tapes remastered in 1080p
  • Brand New Audio commentary with producer/ director Matt Jaissle
  • Audio commentary with Matt Desiderio of Horror Boobs and Billy Burgess of the Druid Underground Film Festival
  • Brand New Video chat with director Matt Jaissle
  • Matt Jaissle Super 8 Short Films
  • Chilean Talk Show Segment
  • Dong of the Dead: The Making of The Necro Files documentary
  • The Necro Files Original Trailer
  • The Corpse: Super 8 Short Film
  • Bonus Movie! "Necro Files 3000 (2017 sequel)"
  • Necro Files 3000 Trailer
  • English 2.0 Dolby Digital & English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Visual Vengeance Trailers
  • Retro VHS sticker set
  • The Necro Files Official Condom
  • Reversible Sleeve featuring original VHS art
  • Collectible Mini Poster
  • Region Free / Region 0 Blu-ray
God Told Me To

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God Told Me To is a 1976 USA crime Sci-Fi horror by Larry Cohen.
Starring Tony Lo Bianco and Deborah Raffin and Sandy Dennis. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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IT WILL GIVE YOU NIGHTMARES FOREVER!

A rooftop sniper guns down 14 pedestrians on the streets of New York City. A mild-mannered dad takes a shotgun and blows away his wife and children. A cop goes on a sudden shooting spree at the St. Patrick's Day Parade. And each of these unlikely killers makes the same dying confession: "God told me to." Now a repressed Catholic NYPD detective (Tony Lo Bianco of THE HONEYMOON KILLERS and THE FRENCH CONNECTION) must uncover a netherworld of deranged faith, alien insemination and his own unholy connection to a homicidal messiah with a perverse plan for the soul of mankind.

Written, produced, and directed by Larry Cohen (IT'S ALIVE), this critically acclaimed cult classic remains one of the most disturbing and thought-provoking horror films of our time. Deborah Raffin (DEATH WISH 3), Sandy Dennis (WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?), Sylvia Sidney (BEETLEJUICE), Mike Kellin (SLEEPAWAY CAMP), Richard Lynch (BAD DREAMS), and Andy Kaufman (TAXI) co-star in GOD TOLD ME TO, now presented in a new 4K restoration from the original uncensored negative, with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio, packed with revealing Extras!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray (2160p) and HD Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 1.85:1 feature presentations
  • Audio: Dolby Atmos (English); 5.1 DTS-HD (English); 1.0 DTS-HD (English); French (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol
  • Audio Commentary #1 with Writer/Producer/Director Larry Cohen
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #2 with Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Troy Howarth
  • Heaven & Hell On Earth -- Interview with Star Tony Lo Bianco
  • Bloody Good Times -- Interview with Special Effects Artist Steve Neill
  • God Told Me To Bone -- New Beverly Q&A with Larry Cohen
  • Lincoln Center Q&A with Larry Cohen
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Poster & Still Gallery
Hell High

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Hell High is a 1989 US crime horror thriller by Douglas Grossman
Starring Maureen Mooney, Christopher Stryker and Christopher Cousins IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A teacher still haunted by the death of two teens that she accidentally caused as a young girl goes beserk when four teens start harassing her and then attack her in her home.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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Teenage kicks take a decidedly dark turn in director Douglas Grossman's Hell High -- a twisted tale of delinquency pushed to its horrifying extreme, where Class of 1984 meets I Spit on Your Grave !

When high school football hero Jon-Jon ( Breaking Bad 's Christopher Cousins) quits the team, he winds up falling in with a group of outcasts led by the sadistic Dickens (played to unhinged perfection by the late Christopher Stryker). With a willing new recruit in tow, the gang's youthful hijinks soon spiral into a night of abject horror when they decide to play a cruel prank on the home of their teacher Miss Storm -- who, unbeknownst to the youngsters, harbors a dark and tormented past.

Hell High -- which was released in some international territories as Raging Fury -- is a singular entry in the late '80s horror canon, melding elements of the revenge movie with the trappings of the slasher genre to delirious effect. School's out... forever!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative approved by cinematographer Steven Fierberg
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with director/producer/co-writer Douglas Grossman and cinematographer Steven Fierberg
  • Archival audio commentary with director/producer/co-writer Douglas Grossman
  • Archival introduction and audio commentary with film critic Joe Bob Briggs
  • School's Out! -- a newly-filmed interview with director/producer/co-writer Douglas Grossman
  • A Beautiful Nightmare -- a newly-filmed interview with cinematographer Steven Fierberg
  • Jon-Jon's Journey -- a newly-filmed interview with actor Christopher Cousins
  • The More the Better -- a newly-filmed interview with actress Maureen Mooney
  • Music is Not Sound -- a newly-filmed interview with composers Rich Macar and Christopher Hyams-Hart
  • Back to Schools: The Locations of Hell High -- a tour of the original Hell High filming sites with author/filmmaker Michael Gingold
  • Archival video interviews with director/producer/co-writer Douglas Grossman and co-writer Leo Evans
  • Deleted Scene
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Ralf Krause
Men in Black

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Men in Black is a 1997 USA comedy Sci-Fi film by Barry Sonnenfeld.
Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith and Linda Fiorentino. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

BBFC Category cuts for a PG rating applied to all UK releases until 2017 when an uncut version was passed 12. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

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Men in Black follows the exploits of Agents Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) and Jay (Will Smith), members of a top-secret organization established to monitor alien activity on Earth. The two MIB find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist (Vincent D'Onofrio), who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies. Kay and Jay face a simple imperative: track down the interloper or Earth will be destroyed. It's all in a day's work for the Men in Black.
 

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Red Sonja, Johnny Mnemonic, The Curious Dr. Humpp, Martial Club


Link Here 22nd July 2022

UK flagReleased on 18th July 2022

Red Sonja

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Red Sonja is a 1985 US/Netherlands/Italy action fantasy by Richard Fleischer
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen and Sandahl Bergman  Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. The further cut in the UK for PG rated cinema and VHS release in 1985. The BBFC cuts were waived from 1987 for subsequent 15 rated home video releases.

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

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Directed by Richard Fleischer (Conan the Destroyer), the classic 80s fantasy action film RED SONJA has been restored in 4K UHD and includes a score from the renowned Academy Award-Winning(r) composer Ennio Morricone. Based on stories by the creator of Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard and featuring new original artwork by Renato Casaro, the original movie poster artist.

Brigitte Nielsen (Rocky IV, Cobra) stars as the iconic, flame-haired heroine who sets out to avenge the death of her family after being granted extraordinary powers by a mysterious vision, but only if she vows to never fall in love with a man who cannot defeat her in combat.

She is tasked to stop the tyrannical Queen Gedren (Sandahl Bergman, Conan the Barbarian), who is in possession of a talisman that could destroy the world. On her journey she meets Kalidor (Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator, Total Recall), a powerful stranger gifted with unusual strength who insists on helping Sonja end the Queen's reign of terror.

Extras:

  • Feature-length Documentary about Renato Casaro: The Last Movie Painter
  • Documentary Feature: "Arnold Schwarzenegger - The Man who raised Hollywood"
  • Interview with Assistant Director Michel Ferry: "Red Sonja vs. Kalidor - The Making of a Misunderstanding"
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
Martial Club

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Martial Club is a 1981 Hong Kong action drama by Chia-Liang Liu
Starring Chia-Hui Liu, Kara Wai and Te-Lo Mai BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Wong Fei-Hong and his once-rival, now friend, find themselves and their martial arts schools pitted against a rival school which uses a Kung Fu expert from the North to do their dirty work.

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, injury detail, sex references:

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A gloriously typical entry from Shaw Brothers, Martial Club starring Kara Wei (THE BRAVE ARCHER 2 and MAD MONKEY KUNG FU) and Gordon Liu (THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN) and directed by Lau Kar-Leung (LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA), affords us a fast-paced, cleverly choreographed piece of martial arts fun combining many elements that lovers of this kind of cinema will be more than appreciative of. Rival fight schools, an old master and beautifully designed set pieces tumble together in a colourfully kinaesthetic unceasing parade of flying fists and action set pieces.

EXTRAS AND FEATURES INCLUDE

  • HD Transfer from the Original Negative in 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • 1.0 DTS-HD MA Mono Mandarin Audio with Newly Translated English Subtitles
  • 1.0 DTS-HD MA Mono English Audio Sourced From "Instructors of Death" Print, Synched as best possible to this transfer
  • Audio commentary with Asian cinema expert Frank Djeng and Actor / Martial Artist Michael Worth
  • Supplementary Audio commentary with Asian cinema expert Frank Djeng
  • Instructors of Death - Grindhouse Presentation
  • 'Kung Fu and Dancing' - An Interview with Actor Robert Mak
  • Born to Be Bad - An Interview with Actor Johnny Wang
  • Disciples of Shaolin - An Interview with Stuntmen Hung Sun-Nam and Tony Tam
  • The Right Hand Man - An Interview with Producer Lawrence Wong
  • 'Instructors of Death' Trailer
  • Hong Kong Trailer
  • Reversible Sleeve featuring new art by Kung Fu Bob and Original HK Poster
The Curious of Dr Humpp

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

The original Spanish Language cut of the film was padded with extra sexy material in the US to produce an X rated Hot Version. The original version was dubbed the Cool/Horror Version and was later MPAA R rated. The Hot Version was released as MPAA Unrated on US DVD and was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 2005 DVD. The BBFC also passed the Original Version 18 uncut in 2022.
UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
  • 2022 101 Films/AGFA [Hot Version + Horror Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 18th July 2022

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THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP isn't a movie - it's a rite of passage. Easily one of the most brainbreaking sensory overloads in exploitation history, the story follows Dr. Humpp and his army of grotesque monsters as they kidnap couples and drain their "blood forces of sex" to keep the doctor eternally young. Directed by the prolific Emilio Vieyra in Argentina, this movie combines artful gothic horror with unhinged sex, comic book pulp, and a talking brain in a jar. Plus a monster who plays the guitar.

Basically, this is what might have happened if Mario Bava collaborated with Doris Wishman after an acid binge. AGFA + Something Weird are thrilled to present a brand-new restoration of this iconic sex-horror classic, complete with a new commentary track from filmmaker Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE). Plus LA VENGANZA DEL SEXO, Vieyra's original "horror" cut of THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP in its original Spanish language with English subtitles.

Special Features:

  • Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm internegative
  • Commentary track with filmmaker Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE)
  • Bonus Movie: LA VENGANZA DEL SEXO - 2K restoration of the original cut of THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP from a 35mm fine grain lab print
  • Brain damaged shorts and trailers from Dr. Humpp's laboratory
  • Reversible cover artwork
Johnny Mnemonic

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

Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Japanese Version.

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

UK: Presumably the Theatrical version was passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, injury detail:
  • 2022 101 Films Standard Edition [HD Theatrical Version + SD Japanese Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 18th July 2022

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

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

Special Features:

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

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Followers is a 2021 UK reality comedy by Marcus Harben
Starring Harry Jarvis, Loreece Harrison and Nina Wadia BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Jonty, an influencer with an ambition to reach over a million followers, will stop at nothing to become famous. When a demonic presence appears in his student house, Jonty decides to stream it and gain millions of followers. But at what cost?

UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong language, violence, suicide, horror, sexually abusive behaviour:
  • 2022 Screenbound Pictures Ltd (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 18th July 2022

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Jonty, a failing influencer with an ambition to reach over a million followers, will stop at nothing to become famous. A new start at University brings with it hopes of a resurgence in his popularity when a demonic presence appears in his student house. Jonty decides to stream his and his housemate's experiences with this supernatural entity to gain the fame and fortune he's most been craving. But at what cost?
Blind Love

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Blind Love is a 2005 Japan romance by Daisuke Gotô
Starring Konatsu, Shôta Kotaki and Yôta Kawase BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A romantic comedy about a blind girl that falls for the wrong man.

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

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In this Cyrano-De-Bergerac-esque comedy of errors, a blind girl falls in love with a ventriloquist by merely being able to hear his voice. However, when she meets him, she mistakes his friend for the ventriloquist. She starts dating the friend without realising it`s the wrong man and not the man she fell for... This bittersweet Japanese pink fi lm won lots of international praise for its bold performances.

Extras: Interviews with director Daisuke Gotô and cinematographer Masahide Iioka, Audio Commentary (Japanese of English language option) with director Daisuke Gotô and cinematographer Masahide Iioka, Original trailer, Stills Gallery, Salvation Trailers.

The Righteous

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The Righteous is a 2021 Canada horror mystery drama by Mark O'Brien
Starring Henry Czerny, Mark O'Brien and Mimi Kuzyk BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A burdened man feels the wrath of a vengeful God after he and his wife are visited by a mysterious stranger.

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

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A brooding occult horror with echoes of Bergman and Pasolini, The Righteous insinuates its way beneath the skin by way of an intelligent script, taut direction, and strong performances. Writer and actor Mark O'Brien (Ready or Not) pulls no punches as he confronts grief, guilt, faith and atonement in his remarkable directorial debut. A former priest, Frederic Mason (Henry Czerny), anguished by the tragic death of his young daughter, finds himself wrestling with his religious convictions when a mysterious young man (Mark O'Brien) appears wounded on his doorstop in need of assistance. After he and his wife Ethel (Mimi Kuzyk) welcome him across the threshold and into their household, Frederic sees an opportunity for redemption in this mysterious and troubled lost soul, who might just be an emissary from God, or maybe the Devil.

Set amongst the bleak and forbidding landscapes of Newfoundland, crisply captured in tenebrous monochrome by cinematographer Scott McClellan, and featuring robust performances from all its cast members, The Righteous is a sombre supernatural chiller that builds to a memorable crescendo, and signals the emergence of a major new filmmaking talent.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Brand new audio commentary by writer, director and actor Mark O'Brien and editor Spencer Jones Cast and crew interviews with writer/director/actor Mark O'Brien, producer Mark O'Neill, actors Henry Czerny, Mimi Kuzyk, and Kate Corbett, editor Spencer Jones, cinematographer Scott McClellan, and production designer Jason Clarke Roundtable discussion with Mark O'Brien and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett and Chad Villella of Radio Silence Stage Presentation and Q&A with Mark O'Brien and Henry Czerny from the World Premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival 2021 Grimmfest 2021 live-streamed Q&A with Mark O'Brien Original soundtrack Image gallery, accompanied by the film's original score by Andrew Staniland Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Grant Boland and Oink Creative FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Sean Hogan.

 

Tenebrae

Tenebrae is a 1982 Italy horror mystery thriller by Dario Argento.
With Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma and Christian Borromeo. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Cut by the BBFC by 4s for cinema release. This cut version was then banned on VHS as a video nasty. The film was then cut for 2000 VHS. These BBFC cuts were waived in 2003 but the release suffered print damage. However a fully uncut version was released on UK DVD and Blu-ray in 2003. There is also a shortened US Version entitled Unsane.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:
  • 2022 Arrow Video Limited Edition [Theatrical Version + US Version] R0 4K Blu-ray/(RB) Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon #ad released on 18th July 2022
  • 2022 Arrow Video Amazon VoD [UK] at UK Amazon #ad

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In the early 1980s, Dario Argento (Deep Red,The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), Italy's legendary master of horror, returned to the giallo thriller genre in which he originally made his name for his most blood-drenched and self-reflexive offering to date: Tenebrae. A razor-wielding psychopath is stalking the thriller writer Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa, Death Wish II), in Rome to promote his latest work, Tenebrae. But the author isn't the obsessive killer's only target: the beautiful women who surround him are doomed as, one by one, they fall victim to the murderer's slashing blade.

Co-starring Daria Nicolodi (Phenomena) and John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and featuring stark, modernist photography by Luciano Tovoli (Suspiria), this one-time Video Nasty updates the classic giallo blueprint for a new decade -- now fully restored in 4K alongside a plethora of extras old and new and including, for the first time ever, the alternate US cut, Unsane.

LIMITED DUAL FORMAT EDITION CONTENTS

New 4K restoration from the original camera negative by Arrow Films Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative Illustrated collector's booklet featuring writing on the film by filmmaker Peter Strickland and Argento biographer Alan Jones, an interview with cinematographer Luciano Tovoli and a new, in-depth analysis of the film by critic Ashley Lane Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously CreativeSix double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards

DISC 1 (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY) -- ORIGINAL VERSION 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) Original Italian and English front and end titles and insert shots Restored original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks English subtitles Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Three audio commentaries with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman, Argento expert Thomas Rostock, and Maitland McDonagh, author of Broken Mirrors, Broken Minds Yellow Fever: The Rise and Fall of the Giallo-- feature-length documentary on the genre Being the Villain -- newly edited interview with actor John Steiner Out of the Shadows-- archival interview with McDonagh Voices of the Unsane -- archival featurette containing interviews with Argento, Nicolodi and more Archival interview featurettes with Argento, Nicolodi and composer Claudio Simonetti Archival introduction by Nicolodi International and Japanese trailers Alternate opening credits Unsane end credits Image galleries

DISC 2 (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY) -- UNSANE VERSION -- LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) The re-edited 90-minute US version, specially recreated for this release from the new 4K restoration of the full-length 101-minute version, exclusive to UHD Two audio options: a recreation of the original theatrical experience, complete with jump cuts and sudden audio shifts, and a new, more seamless edit, both in restored lossless English mono Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Original Take Me Tonight stereo EP recording performed by Kim Wilde

DISC 3 (BLU-RAY) -- ORIGINAL VERSION High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation All the same content as Disc 1.

The Northman

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The Northman is a 2022 US action fantasy thriller by Robert Eggers
Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman and Claes Bang BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

In the US: Rated R for strong bloody violence, some sexual content and nudity

Summary Notes

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father's murder.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, sexual violence, sex, nudity:

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From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father's murder. With an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.

INCLUDES OVER 50 MINS OF BONUS CONTENT FEATURING: - An Ageless Epic - The Faces of Vikings - Amleth's Journey to Manhood - Shooting the Raid - Knattleikr - A Norse Landscape

Fortress: Sniper's Eye

Fortress: Sniper's Eye is a 2022 US action film by Josh Sternfeld
Starring Jesse Metcalfe, Bruce Willis and Chad Michael Murray BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Story revolves around a top-secret resort for retired U.S. intelligence officers.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language, sexual threat:

Promotional Material

Fortress: Sniper's Eye is an explosive, all-out-action cyber-thriller starring action megastar Bruce Willis with Jesse Metcalfe (Escape Plan II) and Chad Michael Murray (Riverdale). Weeks after the deadly assault on Fortress Camp, Robert (Willis) makes a daring rescue to save Sasha, the widow of his old nemesis Balzary (Murray). But back in the camp's command bunker, it appears Sasha may have devious plans of her own. As a new attack breaks out, Robert is confronted with a familiar face he thought he'd never see again. Fortress: Sniper's Eye is from the producers of Lone Survivor and The Irishman and directed by Josh Sternfeld (Meskada).
 

 

 

Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Mondocane


Link Here17th July 2022

US flagReleased on 12th July 2022

Terror Circus

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Terror Circus is a 1974 US film by Alan Rudolph
Starring Andrew Prine, Manuela Thiess and Sherry Alberoni IMDb

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

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Three beautiful young women are bound for Las Vegas to become showgirls. It's not long before their car breaks down, stranding them in the middle of the Nevada desert. After spending the night in their car, a man named Andre (Andrew Prine, Grizzly, Simon, King of the Witches) offers them a lift to his place and a tow truck. But the girls quickly learn there's more to Andre than meets the eye and they're soon taken prisoner, joining a slew of other women. Andre fancies himself a ringleader and these girls are trained and whipped like circus animals. Meanwhile, Andre's daddy is a hideous mutant locked in an outhouse shed, and one of his captives reminds Andre of his dead mommy. Escape seems hopeless at first, but when the pretty girls don't show up for their gig, their agent, Derek Moore (Jazz DJ Legend Chuck Niles) starts looking for them. This cult horror film was directed by the great Alan Rudolph (Choose Me, Trouble in Mind, The Moderns).

Special Features: -Born Again! Returning to Terror Circus: Interviews with Associate Producer Marvin Almeas, Costume Designer Allan A. Apone, Actress Jennifer Ashley and Special Makeup/Effects Creators Byrd Holland and Douglas J. White

Mondocane

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Mondocane is a 2021 Italy action film by Alessandro Celli
Starring Dennis Protopapa, Giuliano Soprano and Alessandro Borghi IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Taranto is a ghost town that no one dares to enter. The poorest are left fighting for survival, while gangs are competing for territory. Two thirteen-year-old orphans, who grew up together, dream of joining one of the gangs.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

In the not-too-distant future on Italy's southern coast, the city of Taranto has become a toxic wasteland ruled by warring gangs and surrounded by barbed wire, where best friends Mondocane and Pisspants dream of escaping their hardscrabble existence for a better life. Opportunity knocks when Hothead, the charismatic and dangerous leader of the Ants gang, recruits the two boys and gives them everything they fantasized about. The friendship begins to splinter as Pisspants displays a surprising talent for mayhem and quickly rises through the ranks. With an obsessed cop hounding the gang, and Hothead becoming increasingly unhinged, the boys barrel toward a confrontation that will determine if their bond is strong enough to survive. Recalling everything from Mad Max to Lord of the Flies, director Alessandro Celli's thrilling feature debut is a stylish post-apocalyptic vision.

Special Features: -Behind-the-scenes documentary -Trailer

Steele Justice

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Steele Justice is a 1987 US action drama by Robert Boris
Starring Martin Kove, Sela Ward and Ronny Cox IMDb

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

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You don't recruit John Steele... You unleash him! When the police needed someone to stop the Vietnamese Mafia, there was only one choice. The Vietnam War didn't end for John Steele... it just changed locations. Martin Kove (The Karate Kid, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Cobra Kai) stars as Steele, a battle-hardened, spirit-scarred vet unable to find his niche in mainstream America. But when Southern California's drug-running Vietnamese mafia murders his best friend, Steele finds a new war to fight -- and unleashes an action-packed array of blazing firepower and deadly finesse known as Steele Justice. Written and directed by Robert Boris (Electra Glide in Blue) and featuring a top-notch cast that includes Sela Ward (The Fugitive), Ronny Cox (Robocop), Bernie Casey (I'm Gonna Git You Sucka), Soon-Tek Oh (Missing in Action 2), Peter Kwong (Big Trouble in Little China), Al Leong (Die Hard, Lethal Weapon), Jan Gan Boyd (Assassination) and Sarah Douglas (Superman II).

Special Features:
-NEW Audio Commentary by Star Martin Kove, Writer/Director Robert Boris, Moderated by Film Historian Alex Van Dyne (Manager of Eddie Brandt's Saturday Matinee)
-Theatrical Trailer
-Optional English Subtitles

 

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

The Appointment, Far From The Apple Tree


Link Here 15th July 2022

UK flagReleased on 11th July 2022

Corrective Measures

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Corrective Measures is a 2022 US film by Sean Patrick O'Reilly
Starring Bruce Willis, Michael Rooker and Tom Cavanagh BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Set in the world's most dangerous maximum-security penitentiary, home to the most treacherous criminals, tensions among the inmates and staff heighten, leading to anarchy that engulfs the prison and order is turned upside down.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong gory violence:

Promotional Material

San Tiburon Ubermax Prison sits hidden in the Great Northwest. Residents include monsters, cyborgs, and supervillains, all equipped with power inhibitors and shock-collars. Most notorious among them, The Lobe, a super genius sitting on an untraceable fortune. Arguably as corrupt as his charges, Warden Delvin's sole interest is the Lobe's hidden riches, which he's been trying to crack for years. The fragile peace of the prison is thrown into chaos with the arrival of Payback, a murderous vigilante with red intentions on the entire prison, and Diego Doval, a driver on a trumped-up sentence. As tensions among the inmates and staff heighten, anarchy engulfs the prison and order is turned upside down.
Far From The Apple Tree

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Far From The Apple Tree is a 2019 UK fantasy by Grant McPhee
Starring Margaret Fraser, Sorcha Groundsell and Victoria Liddelle BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Judith, a struggling artist, gets her dream job of working for a renowned visual artist named Roberta Roslyn.

UK: Passed 15 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for strong bloody images, sexual threat, domestic abuse:

Promotional Material

Judith (Sorcha Groundsell - Netflix's The Innocents, BBC's Clique) is a struggling art student who lands a dream job of working for a renowned and somewhat sinister visual artist (Victoria Liddell - Outlaw King, River City). Judith's work involves cataloguing the artist's video footage and in doing so she discovers fi lm sequences of a young woman, the artists' dead daughter, who looks exactly like herself...

Extras: Original Trailer, Interview with Roberta, Bitter Sweet (music video), Maddy, Maddy the Painter's Daughter, Deleted scenes, Aberration (short film), Appearance/Disappearance (short film), Stills Gallery, Salvation trailers

The Appointment

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The Appointment is a 1982 UK horror by Lindsey C. Vickers
Starring Edward Woodward, Jane Merrow and Samantha Weysom BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

A British haunting/horror film that starts with a bang, but then settles into a slow-moving examination of one day in the life of British family -- a day full of tension and foreboding.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong bloody images, threat:

Promotional Material

An evil and enigmatic entity throws and family into turmoil in Lindsey C. Vickers much sought-after cult horror.
Unable to attend his daughter's violin recital, suburban father Ian -- played by Edward Woodward ( The Wicker Man ) -- is haunted by a series of prophetic nightmares that seem to foresee a looming tragedy. Are dark forces gathering to be unleashed upon him?
An unsettling journey into the world of the supernatural guaranteed to give you sleepless nights, The Appointment is the latest addition to the popular BFI Flipside collection. It is with the director's blessing (and extensive involvement) that the BFI have decided to make this much requested title available using the best materials as yet discovered.

Extras

  • Presented on Blu-ray in Standard Definition (Limited to 4000 copies)
  • Newly recorded audio commentary by director Lindsey Vickers
  • Vickers on Vickers (2021, 41 mins ): the director looks back on his life and career
  • Another Outing (2021, 16 mins): Jane Merrow recalls co-starring in The Appointment
  • Appointments Shared (2022, 7 mins): Lindsey and Jan Vickers remember the making of the 'haunted film'
  • Framing The Appointment (2022, 19 mins): Lindsey Vickers recalls making the film
  • Remembering The Appointment (2022, 10 mins): assistant director Gregory Dark shares his recollections of the film
  • The Lake (1978, 33 mins): Lindsey Vickers' eerie short finds young lovers choosing to picnic at a spot haunted by echoes of a violent event
  • Newly recorded audio commentary on The Lake by Lindsey Vickers
  • Splashing Around (2020, 18 mins): actor Julie Peasgood on making The Lake
  • Galleries featuring annotated scripts, storyboards, images and production materials
  • Newly commissioned sleeve art by Matt Needle
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** illustrated booklet featuring new writing on the film by Vic Pratt and contributions from William Fowler, Jon Dear and Lindsey Vickers
 

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Latest releases


Link Here 10th July 2022

UK flagReleased on 4th July 2022

The Retreat

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The Retreat is a 2021 Canada film by Pat Mills
Starring Tommie-Amber Pirie, Sarah Allen and Rossif Sutherland BBFC link 2020 IMDb

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

Promotional Material

Renee and Valerie leave the city to spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods. But when they arrive at the retreat their friends are nowhere to be seen, and the locals appear strange and menacing. It doesn't take them long to realise they will have to fight to stay alive.

Martyrs Lane

Martyrs Lane is a 2021 UK horror by Ruth Platt
Starring Kiera Thompson, Denise Gough and Sienna Sayer BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Leah, 10, lives in a large vicarage, full of lost souls and the needy. In the day the house is bustling with people; at night it is dark, empty, a space for Leah's nightmares to creep into. A small, nightly visitor brings Leah comfort, but soon she will realise that her little vi...

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural threat, injury detail:

Promotional Material

Young Leah lives in a large old house with her family, including her mother who seems distant somehow -- lost in her thoughts. Each night Leah is visited by a mysterious guest who might be able to give her some answers about her mother's peculiar behaviour. Leah's strange visitor gives her nightly challenges to accomplish and rewards her with bits of knowledge that, when pieced together, threaten to shine a dangerous light on both the truth in her nightmares and of the world she lives in.
 

 

 

Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

The Films of Doris Wishman, Pink Flamingos, Hey, Stop Stabbing Me!


Link Here 7th July 2022

US flagReleased on 28th June 2022

Hey, Stop Stabbing Me!

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Hey, Stop Stabbing Me! is a 2003 US comedy horror thriller by Josh Miller
Starring Pat Casey, Andy 'Hippa' Kriss and Maria A. Morales IMDb

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

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THE OUT-OF-PRINT SOV CLASSIC IS BACK WITH 9+ HOURS OF NEW SPECIAL FEATURES

Long before they became big-time Hollywood players with DORM DAZE, GOLAN THE INSATIABLE and the SONIC THE HEDGEHOG movies, 20-year-old producer/co-writer/director Josh Miller and producer/co-writer/star Pat Casey spent the summer of 2000 with $500, a MiniDV cam and a group of friends in Bloomington, MN creating what remains the most insanely accomplished - and long-out-of-print - comedy/horror hit of the SOV era. It's a deranged suburban saga of hole diggers, serial killers, nympho girlfriends, clothes-stealing monsters and lawn mower murders that Film Threat calls "goofy and funny with charm to spare, filled with ideas both creative and bizarre." Intervision is proud to present this justifiable cult favorite now lovingly remastered in HD with all-new reunion featurettes, audio commentaries, short films and much more.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Introduction By Director/Co-Writer Josh Miller And Co-Writer/Actor Pat Casey
  • Audio Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Josh Miller, Co-Writer/Actor Pat Casey And Actor Andy Kriss
  • Still Stabbing After All These Years - Cast And Crew Reunion
  • The State Of Stabbing Mike - The Unmaking Of THE STATE OF BEING MIKE And The Making Of HEY, STOP STABBING ME!
  • Alternate Endings
  • SLEDGEHAMMERS AT DAWN (83 mins) With Filmmaker Intro And Audio Commentaries
  • Short Films
  • Trailers
The Films of Doris Wishman: The Twilight Years

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The Films of Doris Wishman: The Twilight Years is a film set by Doris Wishman

There are multiple censorship histories with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 American Genre Film The Films of Doris Wishman (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 28th June 2022
The Amazing Transplant is a 1970 US mystery fantasy by Doris Wishman
Starring João Fernandes, Linda Southern and Larry Hunter Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Heavily cut by the BBFC for 18 rated DVD release in 2005. The Unrated Special Edition from Something Weird is missing a couple of scenes seemingly at the behest of the director

Deadly Weapons is a 1974 US film by Doris Wishman
Starring Chesty Morgan, Harry Reems and Richard Towers BBFC link 2020  IMDb

uncut for X rated cinema release in 1974 but cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1987. Uncut and 18 rated since 2003. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Double Agent 73 is a 1974 US action film by Doris Wishman
Starring Chesty Morgan, Frank Silvano and Saul Meth BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut and 18 rated by the BBFC in the UK but uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Let Me Die A Woman is a 1977 US documentary by Doris Wishman
Starring Leslie, Deborah Harten and Lisa Carmelle Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

Banned by the BBFC from 1980 cinema release. Significant cuts were made before an X rated cinema release was allowed in 1982. Uncut and MPAA X rated in the US.

A "screwdriver castration" sequence was deleted from the film and thought to be lost, but was in fact recovered from the original camera negatives.

Promotional Material

No one will ever make movies like Doris Wishman made movies. One of the most prolific women filmmakers in the history of American cinema, writer-director-editor Wishman created collisions between surrealism and exploitation that feel like they materialized from an alternate universe. THE FILMS OF DORIS WISHMAN: THE TWILIGHT YEARS surveys the last major era of Wishman's career. From DEADLY WEAPONS and DOUBLE AGENT 73 (crime epics starring the iconic Chesty Morgan ) to LET ME DIE A WOMAN (a semi-documentary about transgender people), AGFA + Something Weird are honored to present these triumphant DIY treasures in dazzling new restorations.

Bonus Features:

Disc 1: DEADLY WEAPONS (1974) and DOUBLE AGENT 73 (1974)

1. 2K restorations from the original 35mm camera negatives
2. DEADLY WEAPONS: Commentary with Doris Wishman biographer Michael Bowen
3. DEADLY WEAPONS: Commentary with Bleeding Skull's Annie Choi and Joseph A. Ziemba
4. DOUBLE AGENT 73: Commentary with filmmaker Frank Henenlotter
5. Theatrical trailers
6. Booklet with writing from Something Weird's Lisa Petrucciand a vintage Doris Wishman interview by artist Peggy Ahwhesh
7. English SDH Captions

Disc 2: THE AMAZING TRANSPLANT (1970) and LET ME DIE A WOMAN (1977)
1. 2K restorations from the original 35mm camera negatives
2. LET ME DIE A WOMAN: Commentary with artist and porn performer Carta Monir
3. Theatrical trailers
4. "Twilight Years" photo gallery
5. English SDH Captions

Disc 3: THE IMMORAL THREE (1975), KEYHOLES ARE FOR PEEPING (1972), and LOVE TOY (1971)
1. 2K restorations from the original 35mm camera negatives
2. THE IMMORAL THREE: Commentary with film programmer Lars Nilsen and AGFA's Bret Berg
3. Theatrical trailers
4. English SDH Captions

Pink Flamingos

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Pink Flamingos is a 1972 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters.
Starring Divine, David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce. Melon Farmers link  Youtube link  BBFC link 2020   IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for varying amounts for an 18 rating between 1990 and 1999. Uncut and 18 rated for 2008 DVD but this was never released. Formally uncut and BBFC 18 rated for 2022 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:
  • 2022 The Criterion Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 28th June 2022

The BBFC agreed to an uncut 18 rated DVD release in 2008 but the release was cancelled. The BBFC commented in 2008 about the 3 cuts to be waived:

  • Probably the most difficult scene was the one featuring a man assaulting a woman with live chickens. However, a careful viewing of the scene suggested that the handling of the chickens, although rough, was no stronger than other scenes of animals being manhandled that had been passed in other films. Furthermore, although the chickens were killed, the killing was quick and clean and therefore not in breach of BBFC policy on animal cruelty.
  • The scene showing a man masturbating and injecting semen into a woman's vagina was grotesque and repulsive, rather than erotic. Although the Board had previously expressed concerns about the non-consensual nature of the scene, the datedness of the film and the lack of credibility of the scene, argued against intervention. With regard to the sexual violence in the scene, the Board's conclusion was that the scene was so over-the-top and so divorced from reality, that the likely response was disgust, shock and horror, rather than arousal.
  • The brief explicit fellatio could be justified by the wider context of the film, in that the whole purpose of the film was to shock, disgust and amuse (in a blackly comic fashion), rather than to arouse, and the explicitness of the image was important in creating the film's effect.

The BBFC's ratings info from 2022 reads:

nudity : There is focus on a man's dilating anus, in close-up detail. There is wider full nudity.

sex : There is a scene of unsimulated fellatio between a fictional mother and son. There are other strong sex scenes, as well as references to ejaculation, masturbation and troilism. A man's semen is seen, in close-up detail.

sexual violence and sexual threat : A man rapes a woman, while daubing her in chicken blood. After masturbating over her, a man artificially inseminates an unconscious female prisoner. A man exposes himself to schoolgirls.

other issues: In unsimulated footage, a woman puts dog excrement in her mouth. There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t'), regular strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') and discriminatory terms such as 'fag', 'dyke' and 'queen'. A chicken is killed on-screen. Threat, gore and implied violence are strong. There is brief drug misuse.

Promotional Material

John Waters made bad taste perversely transcendent with the forever shocking counterculture sensation Pink Flamingos , his most infamous and daring cinematic transgression. Outré diva Divine is iconic as the wanted criminal hiding out with her family of degenerates in a trailer outside Baltimore while reveling in her tabloid notoriety as the "Filthiest Person Alive." When a pair of sociopaths (Mink Stole and David Lochary) with a habit of kidnapping women in order to impregnate them attempt to challenge her title, Divine resolves to show them and the world the true meaning of the word filthy. Incest, cannibalism, shrimping, and film history's most legendary gross-out ending--Waters and his merry band of Dreamlanders leave no taboo unsmashed in this gleefully subversive ode to outsiderhood, in which camp spectacle and pitch-black satire are wielded in an all-out assault on respectability.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director John Waters, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Two audio commentaries featuring Waters, from the 1997 Criterion laserdisc and the 2001 DVD release
  • New conversation between Waters and filmmaker Jim Jarmusch
  • Tour of the film's Baltimore locations, led by Waters
  • Deleted scenes, alternate takes, and on-set footage
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • And more!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton and a piece by actor and author Cookie Mueller about the making of the film, from her 1990 book Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black

True Romance

True Romance is a 1993 USA/France crime thriller by Tony Scott.
With Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette and Dennis Hopper. YouTube icon IMDb

Cut by the MPAA for an R rating and further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases. The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for 1997 VHS and DVD and is Unrated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Arrow Video [Theatrical + Director's Cut] Steelbook Edition R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 28th June 2022
  • 2022 Arrow Video L[Theatrical + Director's Cut] imited Edition R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th June 2022
  • 2022 Arrow Video Amazon VoD [US] at US Amazon #ad

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STEALING. CHEATING. KILLING. WHO SAYS ROMANCE IS DEAD?

In 1993, action movie supremo Tony Scott teamed up with a hot new screenwriter named Quentin Tarantino to bring True Romance to the screen, one of the most beloved and widely-quoted films of the decade.

Elvis-worshipping comic book store employee Clarence Worley (Christian Slater) is minding his own business at a Sonny Chiba triple bill when Alabama Whitman (Patricia Arquette) walks into his life -- and from then on, the two are inseparable. Within 24 hours, they're married and on the run after Clarence is forced to kill Alabama's possessive, psychopathic pimp. Driving a Cadillac across the country from Detroit to Hollywood, the newlyweds plan to sell off a suitcase full of stolen drugs to fund a new life for themselves... but little do they suspect that the cops and the Mafia are closing in on them. Will they escape and make their dream of a happy ending come true?

Breathtaking action set pieces and unforgettably snappy dialogue combine with a murderers' row of sensational performances from a stunning ensemble cast in Scott and Tarantino's blood-soaked, bullet-riddled valentine, finally restored in dazzling 4K with hours of brilliant bonus features.

4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 4K restorations of both the Theatrical Cut and the Director's Cut from the original camera negatives by Arrow Films
  • Limited Edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
  • 60-page perfect-bound collectors' booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kim Morgan and Nicholas Clement, a 2008 Maxim oral history featuring interviews with cast and crew, and Edgar Wright's 2012 eulogy for Tony Scott
  • Double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) of both cuts
  • Original uncompressed stereo audio and DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Audio commentary by director Tony Scott
  • Audio commentary by writer Quentin Tarantino
  • Audio commentary by stars Christian Slater & Patricia Arquette
  • Audio commentary by critic Tim Lucas
  • Select scene commentaries by stars Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Brad Pitt and Michael Rapaport
  • Brand new select scene commentaries by stars Bronson Pinchot and Saul Rubinek
  • New interview with costume designer Susan Becker
  • New interview with co-editor Michael Tronick
  • New interview with co-composers Mark Mancina and John Van Tongeren
  • New interview with Larry Taylor, author of Tony Scott: A Filmmaker on Fire
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Tony Scott
  • Alternate ending with optional commentaries by Tony Scott and Quentin Tarantino
  • Electronic press kit featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Tony Scott, Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper and Gary Oldman
  • Trailers and TV spots
  • Image galleries
 

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

The Seventh Curse, Force 10 from Navarone, Spanish Fly


Link Here 6th July 2022

UK flagReleased on 27th June 2022

The Seventh Curse

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The Seventh Curse is a 1986 Hong Kong action horror by Ngai Choi Lam
Starring Chow Yun-Fat, Siu-Ho Chin and Maggie Cheung Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

The film was cut by the BBFC for sexual violence in the 18 rated video release of 1998. The 2022 18 rated Blu-ray release is uncut. There are alternative endings whereby editors have shortened or removed the final 2 scenes on account of brevity.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexualised nudity, injury detail:
  • 2022 88 Films Collector's Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 27th June 2022

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 80m
pal: 77m
18UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexualised nudity, injury detail:

BBFC cut
cut: 17s
run: 78:40s
pal: 75:31s
18 1980The dubbed English version was passed 18 after 17s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 MIA VHS

The BBFC cut the film as follows:

  • A woman is seen cutting her breasts with a knife. Both the knife cut and the resulting bleeding has been removed.
BBFC cut
cut: 16s
run: 81:11s
pal: 77:56s
18 1980The Cantonese version was passed 18 after 16s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 MIA VHS

Cuts as per the English Version

Promotional Material

Starring Chow Yun-fat (Hard Bolied, The Killer, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) The Seventh Curse is a curious entry from Golden Harvest, the legendary production company which had previously bought us the stone cold Bruce Lee classics, Way of the Dragon, Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon. When Dr Yuen (Chin Siu-ho) attempts to rescue a girl about to be sacrificed by the Worm Tribe in the middle of a Thailand jungle, he is damned with seven 'Blood Curses'. Though he finds a temporary antidote this will only last a year and he must return to the jungle to find a permanent cure.

The Seventh Curse is an adventurous story of lost tribes and deadly magic. Featuring strange locales, evil sorcerers and monsters, this bonkers thrill fest is a rollicking Asian oddity, a must for collectors of exotic Hong Kong cinema.

Spanish Fly

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Spanish Fly is a 1976 UK / Spain / Canada comedy by Bob Kellett.
Starring Leslie Phillips and Terry-Thomas and Graham Armitage. IMDb

BBFC cuts were required for an 'AA' rated cinema release in 1975. Passed 15 for home video but it is not clear if the cinema cuts have persisted.

Summary Notes

On the beautiful island of Minorca, Sir Percy de Courcy finds himself once again penniless. Since the disreputable Sir Percy isn't exactly willing to work for a living, this means he must concoct some sort of scam to maintain his luxurious lifestyle.

UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:

Promotional Material

Comedy icons Terry-Thomas and Leslie Phillips set new levels of bounderism and caddishness in this wickedly funny, mid-'70s sex comedy set on the Mediterranean island of Minorca! Directed by Bob Kellett and co-starring Sue Lloyd, Spanish Fly is featured is featured here as a brand-new High Definition remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

Sir Percy de Courcy feels dejected. His cunning wheeze to make some fast cash by buying up 100,000 gallons of local plonk to sell at a vast profit comes adrift when even he has to admit it tastes foul. But when his chauffeur adds a certain local ingredient to improve the taste, it turns the wine into a potent aphrodisiac!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Fullscreen, as-filmed version
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery with music suite featuring Ron Goodwin's original score
Haunting Of The Tower of London

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Haunting Of The Tower of London is a 2022 UK historical horror by Charlie Steeds
Starring Richard Rowden, Reece Connolly and Tim Cartwright BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

When the remains of two murdered Princes are discovered at the Tower of London, a troubled Priest must put his beliefs aside to befriend a mysterious prisoner, who has supernatural powers to communicate with the dead. Together they must solve the mystery of who murdered the Princes, as prisoners in the castle dungeon meet their bloody fates at the hands of the Princes' ghosts, who continue to haunt the Castle seeking their revenge.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, sexualised violence:

Promotional Material

The Two Princes, imprisoned and allegedly murdered in the Bloody Tower within the Tower Of London by Richard III. The story tells how they allegedly came back to haunt the Tower and with guards and inmates starting to die in horrible circumstances, it becomes clear the Two Princes are out for revenge. A chilling ghost story based on the famous mystery.
Force 10 from Navarone

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Force 10 from Navarone is a 1978 UK / USA action war drama by Guy Hamilton.
Starring Harrison Ford and Robert Shaw and Edward Fox. Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

The Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema released in 1978. The Theatrical Version was 15 rated on VHS. The Restored European Version of 2005 was uncut and 12 rated. The Theatrical Version was MPAA PG rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Mallory and Miller are back. It seems that there was traitor with them at Navarone, whom they thought was executed. But it seems that not only was he not executed, and he was not a traitor but a German spy. Intelligence believes he made it to Yugoslavia and is now with the Partisans. So, Mallory and Miller being the only ones who can positively identify him are sent along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby, who objects to their presence. It seems that Force 10 has a mission of their own which Mallory and Miller know nothing about. When their plane is shot and most of the team is killed, they mistakenly believe that some of the locals they meet are Partisans but in reality are German Allies, so they are taken prisoner, and have to convince the German commander that they are not spies or else they will be killed.

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

Promotional Material

Robert Shaw (Young Winston), Harrison Ford (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Barbara Bach (Short Night of the Glass Dolls) and Edward Fox (The Day of the Jackal) star alongside Carl Weathers (Rocky), Richard Kiel (Moonraker) and Franco Nero (Django) in this star-studded high adventure. Directed with an assured hand by Bond veteran Guy Hamilton (Battle of Britain), this rip-roaring adaptation of Alistair MacLean's follow-up to the classic The Guns of Navarone sees the elite cadre of commandos embark on a secret mission deep in the Yugoslavian wilderness, during the darkest days of World War II.

Extras: INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION (1-DISC) SPECIAL FEATURES

- High Definition remaster of the extended re-release cut
- Original mono audio
- Alternative stereo and 5.1 surround options
- Audio commentary with film historians Steve Mitchell and Steven Jay Rubin (2020)
- This Is a Giant Movie (1978, 21 mins): archival location report by Channel Television featuring interviews with producer Oliver A Unger, and actors Edward Fox and Carl Weathers
- Tour de Force (2020, 24 mins): actor Angus MacInnes recalls his early film role
- From Zabljak with Love (2020, 28 mins): the making of the film as told by construction manager Terry Apsey, stuntman Jim Dowdall, grip Dennis Fraser, chief hairdresser Colin Jamison, and chief make-up artist Peter Robb-King
- A Life Behind the Lens (2020, 33 mins): a tribute to the acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Challis, featuring interviews with fellow directors of photography and camera crew Dennis Fraser, Oswald Morris, John Palmer and Sydney Samuelson, as well as archival footage of Challis
- The BEHP Interview with Ron Goodwin (1999, 89 mins): archival video, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated composer in conversation with Linda Wood
- A Show of Force (2020, 26 mins): a look at the different versions of Force 10 from Navarone
- Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation
- Original trailers, TV and radio spots
- Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Blue Bayou

Blue Bayou is a 2021 US/Canada drama by Justin Chon
Starring Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander and Mark O'Brien BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release but the film does seem to have several different running times

Summary Notes

As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence:

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Antonio LeBlanc (Justin Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

The Card Counter

The Card Counter is a 2021 UK/China/US action thriller by Paul Schrader
Starring Oscar Isaac, Willem Dafoe and Tye Sheridan BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

In the US: Rated R for some disturbing violence, graphic nudity, language and brief sexuality.

Summary Notes

Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader's THE CARD COUNTER. Told with Schrader's trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turne...

UK: Passed 15 uncut for scenes of torture, strong violence, bloody images, language:

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William Tell is a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past. Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk.

Morbius

Morbius is a 2022 US action Sci-Fi horror by Daniel Espinosa
Starring Jared Leto, Michael Keaton and Adria Arjona BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release beyond noting that the film is only PG-13 rated by the MPA.

Summary Notes

Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.

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

Shaft

Shaft is a 1971 USA action crime thriller by Gordon Parks.
Starring Richard Roundtree and Moses Gunn and Charles Cioffi. BBFC link 2020  IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:
  • 2022 Sony/Criterion Collection (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 27th June 2022

Promotional Material

While the Black Power movement was reshaping America, trailblazing director GORDON PARKS (The Learning Tree) made this groundbreaking blockbuster, which helped launch the blaxploitation era and gave the screen a new kind of badder-than-bad action hero in John Shaft (Embassy's RICHARD ROUNDTREE, in a career-defining role), a streetwise New York City private eye who is as tough with criminals as he is tender with his lovers. After Shaft is recruited to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Harlem mob boss (Amazing Grace's MOSES GUNN) from Italian gangsters, he finds himself in the middle of a rapidly escalating uptown vs. downtown turf war. A vivid time capsule of seventies Manhattan in all its gritty glory that has inspired sequels and multimedia reboots galore, the original Shaft is studded with indelible elements--from Roundtree's sleek leather fashions to the iconic funk and soul score by ISAAC HAYES.
 




 


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