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Rocketman banned from Uranus...

Studio wants director of Elton John biopic to delete 40s of nudity for a PG-13 rating


Link Here 22nd March 2019
Rocketman is a 2019 UK / USA musical music biography by Dexter Fletcher.
Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Taron Egerton and Richard Madden. IMDb

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

The film-makers behind the Elton John musical fantasy Rocketman have clashed with a Hollywood studio over a naked sex romp featuring Taron Egerton and Richard Madden.

Paramount Pictures have demanded that Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher and producer Matthew Vaughn cut a 40-second scene that shows Egerton, who plays the singer and Madden, cast as his one-time lover and manager John Reid, writhing on a bed. Fully exposed white derrieres are on display, but the nude escapade is tastefully done.

Nonetheless, Paramount are forcing the director to cut the scene so it will have an American PG 13 rating, maybe with an eye on repeating the success of the similarly sanitised gay sex in the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody .

 

 

Shopping: Quatermass 2...

1957 UK Sci-Fi horror by Val Guest set for US Blu-ray release on 14th May 2019


Link Here 22nd March 2019
Quatermass 2 is a 1957 UK Sci-Fi horror by Val Guest.
Starring Brian Donlevy, John Longden and Sidney James. BBFC link IMDb
There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

Summary Notes

Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for Moon colonisation his project to colonize the Moon, is intrigued by the mysterious traces that have been showing up on his radar - meteorites crashing down?. Following them to the place where they should be landing he finds a destroyed village, a mysterious factory too close to his designs for the Moon colony for comfort, and some strange, aerodynamic objects containing a mysterious, ammonia-based gas that infects one of his assistants. Officially, the factory is producing synthetic food; but despite the veil of secrecy surrounding it Quatermass succeeds in finding out it harbours aliens with deadly designs on the Earth... Second in Hammer Films' trio of screen versions for Nigel Kneale's classic 1950s BBC serials, with the same director and star as 1955's "The Quatermass Experiment".

 

 

Shopping: The Grand Duel...

1972 Italy / West Germany / France western by Giancarlo Santi set for UK Blu-ray release on 6th May 2019 with BBFC cuts for a horse fall


Link Here 20th March 2019
The Grand Duel is a 1972 Italy / West Germany / France western by Giancarlo Santi.
Starring Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice and Jess Hahn. BBFC link IMDb  

All UK releases are cut for a horse fall. The film was rated 18 in 1988 and 15 since 2008. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Storm Rider

UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, sexualised nudity after 5s of compulsory BBFC cuts ( 93:36s ): The BBFC commented:
  • Compulsory cut required to remove sight of a horse being tripped and falling onto its head and neck.

Promotional Material

The Grand Duel is an archetypal spaghetti western which boasts many of the genre s classic hallmarks including action-packed gunfights, wild stunts and an impressive climactic showdown...

Genre stalwart Lee Van Cleef (The Big Combo, Day of Anger) stars as a gnarled ex-sheriff called Clayton who comes to the aid of young Philipp Wermeer (Alberto Dentice), a fugitive framed for the murder of a powerful figure called The Patriarch. Clayton helps Philipp fend off attacks from bounty hunters in a series of thrilling shootouts before the two make their way to Jefferson to confront three villains known as the Saxon brothers, and reveal who really killed The Patriarch.

A complex tale of revenge penned by prolific giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi (Torso, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail), The Grand Duel benefits from a beguiling central performance from Lee Van Cleef and assured helmsmanship from Giancarlo Santi (assistant director to Sergio Leone on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West). Add to this brew a memorable and tuneful score by composer Luis Bacalov (Django, Milano Calibro 9) and the stage is set for one of the grandest of all the Italian westerns.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince
  • An Unconventional Western, a newly filmed interview with director Giancarlo Santi
  • The Last of the Great Westerns, a newly filmed interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Cowboy by Chance, an interview with the actor Alberto Dentice AKA Peter O'Brien
  • Out of the Box, a newly filmed interview with producer Ettore Rosboch
  • The Day of the Big Showdown, a newly filmed interview with assistant director Harald Buggenig
  • Saxon City Showdown, a newly filmed video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Extensive image gallery featuring stills, posters, lobby cards and home video sleeves, drawn from the Mike Siegel Archive and other collections
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kevin Grant and original reviews
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    Offsite Article: Jungle Holocausts...


    Link Here 11th March 2019
    The Murky History Of Cannibal Cinema. By David Flint

    See article from reprobatepress.com

     

     

    Film makers harassed by censors...

    Indian film censors demand that a movie called #MeToo change its title


    Link Here 7th March 2019
    #MeToo is a 2019 India crime thriller by Harsh Warrdhan (as Harshvardhan) and Harsh Warrdhan.
    Starring Ritika Singh, Manish Jhanjholia and Gyan Prakash. IMDb

    Recently out on bail and on his way to a hideout, Richie coerces his elder brother, Yash and Mama (Mother's brother) to kidnap a girl. Sakshi, on her way to college, is snatched from a bus stop in the broad daylight. This is a story of one of the 34,768 girls kidnapped every year in India.

    Indian film censors from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) have demanded that a film titled #MeToo must change that title before being certified for cinema screening.

    Directed by Harsh Warrdhan, #MeToo is 110-minute indie film about a young woman being kidnapped and sexually assaulted in a moving car. Starring National Award-winning actor Ritika Singh, it was shot in Haryana for over a month. The film's makers reportedly applied for a CBFC certificate in October last year. The film was rejected by the CBFC's first tier censors and then by the Revising Committee, the second tier.

    Now that the film hasn't been cleared by the CBFC, Warrdhan and the movie's producers have filed a petition against the CBFC at the Delhi High Court on March 6. Shilpi Jain, the lawyer who is representing the filmmakers said:

    In the petition we are arguing that the cuts/modifications that have been ordered by CBFC are serious encroachment of the right to speech and expression guaranteed by the Constitution of India. Board has missed the central theme of the film. Film deals with a highly sensitive issue and any tampering with respect to the scenes can cripple the narrative.

    We had applied for an Adult certificate considering the film has strong language. Even then, the certificate didn't come through.

     


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