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Shopping: Zombie...

1979 Italian video nasty by Lucio Fulci set for 40th Anniversary restoration US Blu-ray release on 27th November 2018


Link Here 10th November 2018
Zombie (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters) is a 1979 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
With Tisa Farrow and Ian McCulloch. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC from 1992 to 1999. BBFC uncut since 2005. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2018 Blue Underground 40th Anniversary Limited Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

Promotional Material

40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION! NEW 4K RESTORATION!

In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line ''WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!''; Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from uncensored original camera negative!
  • 3-Disc Set includes High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray Widescreen 2.40:1 feature presentation + a Blu-ray PACKED with bonus material + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with score by Fabio Frizzi
  • Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English, Italian); 2.0 DTS-HD (English, Italian)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español, Português, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, English for Italian Audio
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
  • NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
  • Introduction by Academy Award® Winner Guillermo del Toro
  • Zombie Wasteland Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
  • Flesh Eaters on Film Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
  • Deadtime Stories Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
  • World of the Dead Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
  • Zombi Italiano Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
  • Notes on a Headstone Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
  • All in the Family Interview with Antonella Fulci
  • Zombie Lover Academy Award ® Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films
  • BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Stephen Thrower
  • Poster and Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
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    Shopping: Phantasm...

    1979 USA Sci-Fi horror fantasy by Don Coscarelli, cut for a US R rating, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 10th November 2018
    Phantasm is a 1979 USA Sci-Fi horror fantasy by Don Coscarelli.
    Starring A Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Reggie Bannister. IMDb
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version has been released worldwide ever since.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Well Go Usa Steelbook RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Pha ntasm presents Mike, Jody, Reggie, and the Tall Man as they've never been seen before. For the first time in high-definition, follow the trio in the remastered original classic that started it all, in which two brothers discover their local mortuary hides a legion of hooded killer dwarfs, a flying drill-ball, and the demonic mortician who enslaves the souls of the damned. Special Features and Technical Specs:
    • 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
    • Audio Commentary with Director Don Coscarelli and cast members Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm, & Bill Thornbury
    • Graveyard Cars
    • Interviews from 1979 with Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

     

     

    Shopping: Blind Fury...

    1989 USA action crime comedy by Phillip Noyce just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 8th November 2018
    Blind Fury is a 1989 USA action crime comedy by Phillip Noyce.
    Starring Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn and Brandon Call. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 1990. The cuts were restored for the subsequent 18 rated video release but a further cut was ordered re bomb making instructions. The film is uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Distributors Mediumrare haven't got a good track record on the censorship front so perhaps they will re-release the cut 18 rated version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Blind Fury

    UK: Previously passed 18 after compulsory BBFC cuts for:

    Summary Notes

    Nick Parker was a Vietnam vet who was blinded during the war. He was found by one of the local tribes, who taught him to enhance his remaining senses and to expertly wield a sword. On his return to the United States, he goes to visit an old Army buddy, Frank Devereaux, but discovers that he and his wife are divorced, and Frank no longer lives there. What they don't know is that Devereaux was playing in a crooked casino in Reno and accumulated a large debt. The casino boss is willing to forgive his debt if he does something for him: Devereaux is a chemist, and they want him to make designer drugs. In order to make sure he does it, they try to kidnap his son. But Nick is there, and Nick saves the boy. Thus begins a road trip to Vegas to protect the boy and save his friend, with the boss' henchmen in pursuit.

     

     

    Shopping: Blood Harvest...

    1987 USA horror by Bill Rebane just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 8th November 2018
    Blood Harvest is a 1987 USA horror by Bill Rebane.
    Starring Tiny Tim, Itonia Salchek and Dean West. BBFC link IMDb
    Pre-cut for 1989 and further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. All these cuts were restored for 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray. Previously cut and MPAA Unrated in the US but uncut since 2018.
    UK: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for import:

    Promotional Material

    Jill has just returned home from college to the rural farm community where she grew up, only to discover that her parents have mysteriously vanished. Learning that her father, a banker, has become the local pariah for overseeing land foreclosures on local farmers, Jill quickly becomes the victim of a series of strange and increasingly depraved assaults. With only her childhood friend and former lover, Gary, and his mentally unstable brother, Mervo ( Tiny Tim ), willing to believe her, Jill begins to fear for her life. All the while, a stocking-masked killer is abducting, torturing, and brutally killing those closest to Jill...

    An unrelentingly grim and perverse psycho-sexual thriller, BLOOD HARVEST mixes gruesome throat slashings, copious amounts of T&A, and an unhinged supporting performance from music sensation, Tiny Tim. Long available only in heavily cut and grey market editions, Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents BLOOD HARVEST on Blu-Ray, fully uncut, uncensored, and newly restored in 4k from its recently discovered original camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 16mm original camera negative
    2. Brand new commentary track with producer and co-writer Leszek Burzynski
    3. Tiny Tim in Niagara Falls (September 3rd, 1987)
    4. Booklet with essay by Tiny Tim biographer Justin A. Martell
    5. Reversible cover artwork
    6. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: Torso...

    1973 Italy horror mystery thriller by Sergio Martino, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 7th November 2018
    Torso is a 1973 Italy horror mystery thriller by Sergio Martino.
    Starring Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont and Luc Merenda. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The Italian Version was shortened for an English language version. This English version was MPAA R rated in the US but was cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1975 and 18 rated VHS in 1990. The BBFC cuts were waived when the Italian Version was released on 18 rated DVD in 2007.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Arrow [English + Italian versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th October 2018
    • 2018 Arrow Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Reviews

    • See review from culturedvultures.com : " Loaded with ample amounts of gore, nudity, and bold idiots making terrible decisions, Torso (also known as Carnal Violence) will be a dream for giallo fans. "
    • See review from dvdtalk.com : " Martino still managed to crank out some stylish and influential films before the popularity of the genre started to wane... and one of his most entertaining efforts is Torso . "

    Promotional Material

    ENTER... IF YOU DARE!

    A talented and versatile journeyman, director Sergio Martino (The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key) has lent his talents to multiple genres across his long and varied career, but it is undoubtedly his giallo thrillers from the early 70s for which he is best known. Among the most highly acclaimed of these, 1973's Torso revels in the genre's time-honored traditions while simultaneously laying the groundwork for the modern slasher movie.

    A sex maniac is prowling the streets of Perugia, targeting picturesque university town's female students. Alarmed at plummeting life expectancy of the student body, Jane (Suzy Kendall, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) and her three friends elope to a secluded country villa only to discover that, far from having left the terror behind, they've brought it with them!

    Also known as ''Carnal Violenc''e, Torso was released in Italy towards the end of the giallo boom before enjoying a second life on the American grindhouse circuit. Co-starring Tina Aumont (Salon Kitty) and Luc Merenda (The Violent Professionals), the film finds its director at the top of his game, delivering copious levels of violence, sleaze and one of the tensest cat-and-mouse games ever committed to celluloid!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of both versions of the film: the 94-minute Italian and 90-minute English cuts
  • Original lossless Italian and English mono soundtracks*
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Kat Ellinger, author of All the Colours of Sergio Martino
  • New video interview with co-writer/director Sergio Martino
  • New video interview with actor Luc Merenda
  • New video interview with co-writer Ernesto Gastaldi
  • New video interview with filmmaker Federica Martino, daughter of Sergio Martino
  • New video interview with Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film
  • 2017 Abertoir International Horror Festival Q&A with Sergio Martino
  • Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Adrian Smith and Howard Hughes

    * The English audio track on the original, longer cut has some portions of English audio missing. English audio for these sections was either never recorded or has been lost. As such, these sequences are presented with Italian audio, subtitled in English.

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    Shopping: Candyman...

    1992 USA / UK horror thriller by Bernard Rose just released uncut on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 5th November 2018
    Candyman is a 1992 USA / UK horror thriller by Bernard Rose.
    Starring Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley and Tony Todd. BBFC link IMDb
    Released uncut and 18 rated for UK cinema release and VHS. In the US the film was cut for an MPAA R rating. This cut version seems to have been released worldwide on DVD and Blu-ray with just a Turkish DVD escaping the cuts.

    Set for a restored release UK Blu-ray in 2018. Both the cut US version and the uncut UK version have been restored for this release.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Candyman

    UK: The UK Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, horror, gory images for:
    • 2018 Arrow Limited Edition [UK + US Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th October 2018

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Dare you say his name five times? From the chilling imagination of horror master Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed), comes Candyman arguably one of the greatest horror movies of the 1990s, now newly restored on Blu-ray.

    When grad student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) begins working on a thesis looking at urban legends, she encounters the tale of the Candyman the vengeful spirit of a hook-handed slave, who, it is said, can be summoned by saying his name five times in the mirror. As her research leads her into the bowels of Chicago s deprived housing projects and deeper into the Candyman s world, Helen learns that some legends are best left alone...

    Expertly directed by British filmmaker Bernard Rose and boasting an astounding score by composer Philip Glass, Candyman ingeniously reworks Clive Barker s original short story The Forbidden (originally published as part of his Books of Blood collection) into a modern horror parable that remains as timely today as ever.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    • Two-disc edition featuring two cuts of the film and exclusive bonus content
    • Exclusive packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
    • Limited edition 40-page perfect-bound booklet reproducing the original hand-painted storyboards by writer-director Bernard Rose
    • Fully illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth
    • 6 postcard-sized original UK lobby card reproductions
    • Reversible poster featuring new and original artwork
    DISC ONE -- US R-RATED VERSION
    • Brand new restoration of the US R-rated version from a new 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approved by writer-director Bernard Rose and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond
    • 5.1 DTS-HD MA and Original Uncompressed Stereo 2.0 Audio
    • Brand new audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
    • Brand new audio commentary with authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
    • Be My Victim -- a brand new interview with actor Tony Todd
    • It Was Always You, Helen -- a brand new interview with actor Virginia Madsen
    • The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman -- a brand new interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart
    • Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman -- brand new interviews with special makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunnicliffe and Mark Coulier
    • A Story to Tell: Clive Barker's "The Forbidden" -- writer Douglas E. Winter on Clive Barker's seminal Books of Blood and Candyman's source story, "The Forbidden"
    • Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman -- a critical analysis of the film with writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Image Gallery
    • Three rarely-seen Bernard Rose short films, newly restored in HD: A Bomb With No Name on It (1975), The Wreckers (1976), and Looking at Alice (1977)
    DISC TWO -- ORIGINAL UK THEATRICAL VERSION
    • Brand new restoration of the original UK theatrical version, featuring alternate, more graphic footage
    • Original Uncompressed Stereo 2.0 Audio
    • The Cinema of Clive Barker: The Divine Explicit -- a brand new in-depth interview with Clive Barker on Candyman and other filmic adaptations of his work

     

     

    Shopping: The Walking Dead Season 1-8...

    TV Series just released on UK DVD most likely with the TV versions


    Link Here 5th November 2018
    The Walking Dead Season 1-8 is a TV Series by various
    A significant number of episodes nave an extended uncut version for video release compare with the TV broadcast. Some of these TV versions found their way onto DVD for the 1st video release of Season 1 but these were later replaced by the uncut versions.

    Season 8 has extended episodes for 5,6,8,14,15,16.

    It is the general pattern that the extended version are only made available on Blu-ray so probably this release features the TV versions.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Walking Dead

    UK: Passed 18 for:
    • 2018 Entertainment One R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th October 2018

    Promotional Material

    After Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to discover the world has been ravaged by a zombie apocalypse, he leads a group of survivors as they attempt to sustain and protect themselves, not only against attacks by walkers but by other groups willing to ensure their survival by any means necessary. Based on one of the most successful and popular comic books of all time, written by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead vividly captures the tension, drama and devastation following a zombie apocalypse.

     

     

    Shopping: Age of Consent, Cactus Flower - Double Feature...

    1969 Australia comedy romance by Michael Powell, once cut for a BBFC 'A' rating just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 4th November 2018
    Age of Consent is a 1969 Australia comedy romance by Michael Powell.
    Starring James Mason, Helen Mirren and Jack MacGowran. BBFC link IMDb
    The film was originally passed X uncut by the BBFC but the distributors decided to cut the film for an 'A" rating. The same cut version was released on 15 rated VHS in 1986 and 1995. The uncut version was rated 12 for 2008 DVD. The Director's Cut is MPAA R rated.
    Cactus Flower is a 1969 USA comedy romance by Gene Saks.
    Starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release
    US: The Director's Cut of Age of Consent is MPAA R rated.
    US: Cactus Flower is uncut and M rated
    • 2018 Mill Creek [Age of Consent + Cactus Flower] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd October 2018

    Promotional Material

    Two legends of the silver screen, Helen Mirren and Goldie Hawn, in their breakout debut roles in one High-Def Double Feature!

    First Time either film has been available in HIGH DEFINITION!

    AGE OF CONSENT

    Disillusioned with his shallow New York lifestyle, an aging artist moves to a remote Australian island where he seeks fresh inspiration. He finds it in vivacious, young Cora Ryan who agrees to pose for him. So begins their most unusual relationship, punctuated by the intervention of the island's rich assortment of quirky inhabitants.

    CACTUS FLOWER

    An easy-going bachelor dentist finds his delicately balanced scheme to string along his girlfriend crumbling under some unexpected circumstances. With the girlfriend insisting on meeting his fictitious wife and kids, the dentist asks his lovelorn nurse to pose as the wife and this sets off some unforeseen twists and surprises for everyone.

     

     

    Updated: The Grinch...

    Cinema release cut for a 'U' rating


    Link Here 2nd November 2018

    The Grinch is a 2018 China / USA children's cartoon comedy by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier.
    Starring Benedict Cumberbatch. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema releases in 2018.

    Cut Small U Small UK: 2D and 3D versions including Short Yellow is the New Black passed U for mild slapstick, very mild bad language after 1s of BBFC category cuts ( 89:55s ) :
    • 2018 cinema release
    The BBFC commented:
    • The work had Cuts for Category cuts made. Company chose to remove a use of mild bad language in order to obtain a U classification. An uncut PG was available.

    Summary Notes

    For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming, and visually stunning, it's a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Whoville when he runs out of food. Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter, and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch ...

    Update: Assinine decision

    2nd November 2018. Thanks to Hadyn

    The BBFC commented on Twitter:

    A few uses of the word 'ass' in a song were removed.

     

     

    Shopping: Blood And Black Lace...

    1964 Italy/France/Monaco horror by Mario Bava, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 2nd November 2018
    Blood and Black Lace is a 1964 Italy/France/Monaco horror by Mario Bava.
    With Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok and Thomas Reiner. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Heavily cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1965 cinema release. The same version was passed 15 on VHS. Cuts were waived for 18 rated release in 2000 but is a marginally shortened US Version. Uncut in the UK since 18 rated 2015 Blu-ray. Uncut in the US since 2005.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 VCI Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd October 2018

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Director Mario Bava's Giallo Masterpiece! An unscrupulous business operating under the guise of a top fashion house with exotic models running sexual favors, cocaine dealings and blackmail, becomes a murder scene--after someone is pushed to the edge. The saga begins when a beautiful model is brutally murdered, and her boyfriend, a known addict supplying her drugs, is suspected of the crime...but is he guilty or is someone waiting in the shadows setting him up?

     

     

    Shopping: Sisters...

    1973 USA horror thriller by Brian De Palma, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 2nd November 2018
    Blood Sisters is a 1973 USA horror thriller by Brian De Palma.
    With Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt and Charles Durning. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release, then uncut for 18 rated 1986 VHS and 15 rated 2005 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Criterion Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd October 2018
    • 2018 Criterion Collection Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Margot Kidder is Danielle, a beautiful model separated from her Siamese twin, Dominique. When a hotshot reporter (Jennifer Salt) suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters' insidious sibling bond. A scary and stylish paean to female destructiveness, Brian De Palma's first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes, and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.

     

     

    Shopping: Night Of The Demons...

    1988 USA horror by Kevin Tenney, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 2nd November 2018
    Night of the Demons is a 1988 USA horror by Kevin Tenney.
    With Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis and Hal Havins. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The Unrated Version was cut by the BBFC for VHS and early DVD but uncut for 2011 DVD. In the US, the Unrated version is uncut but the R rated version is cut.

    This release is the uncut MPAA Unrated version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory Steelbook RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd October 2018

    Promotional Material

    It's Halloween night and Angela is throwing a party ... but this is no ordinary Halloween party. Everybody's headed to Hull House, a deserted funeral home, formerly the home of a mass murderer. But when the partygoers decide to have a séance, they awaken something evil ... and these party crashers have a thirst for blood. Now it's a battle to survive the night in Hull House.

    William Gallo (Crash), Amelia Kinkade, Cathy Podewell (Dallas), Jill Terashita (Sleepaway Camp III) and Screen Queen Linnea Quigley star in this '80s splatter-fest directed by Kevin S. Tenney.

    The 8" clothed Angela action figure by NECA is exclusive to this set! The figure is fully poseable and comes in window box packaging. This Exclusive Limited Edition contains:

    • Night Of The Demons [Limited Edition Steelbook]
    • An exclusive, limited edition 8" tall fully poseable Angela action figure by NECA
    • An exclusive, limited edition 28.5" x 16.5" rolled lithograph of the newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez (this will ship rolled, in a poster tube)
    Bonus Features
    • NEW 4K Scan
    • Audio Commentary With Director Kevin S. Tenney, Executive Producer Walter Josten And Producer Jeff Geoffray
    • Audio Commentary With Kevin S. Tenney, Special Make-Up Effects Creator Steve Johnson, And Actors Cathy Podewell, Billy Gallo And Hal Havins
    • "You're Invited: The Making Of Night Of The Demons"
    • Interview With Actress Amelia Kinkade
    • "Allison Barron's Demon Memories"
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Video Trailer
    • Still Galleries
    • Promo Reel

     

     

    Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 86...


    Link Here 31st October 2018
    Halloween, the 1978 original and the 2018 remake

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

     

    Shopping: William Castle at Columbia Volume One...

    2018 film set by William Castle just released on UK Blu-ray with a history of bans and cuts


    Link Here 31st October 2018
    William Castle at Columbia Volume One is a 2018 film set by William Castle.
    Starring

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2018 Powerhouse Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2018

    Reviews

    • See review from frontrowreviews.co.uk : " It is a case of horror and promotional functions marrying together to create some exceptionally absurd, excessive and exceptional schlock "
    The Tingler is a 1959 USA horror by William Castle.
    Starring Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn and Darryl Hickman. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC cuts were required for an X rated cinema release in 1960. Home video releases have all been 15 uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    13 Ghosts is a 1960 USA horror by William Castle.
    Starring Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow and Martin Milner. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film which is PG rated.
    Homicidal is a 1961 USA horror mystery thriller by William Castle.
    Starring Joan Marshall, Glenn Corbett and Patricia Breslin. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1961 cinema release. Uncut and 12 rated on VHS and DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Sardonicus is a 1961 USA horror mystery drama by William Castle.
    With Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton and Guy Rolfe. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Briefly banned by the BBFC for 1961 cinema release before being cut and X rated. Uncut and 12 rated on VHS and DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Homicidal

    Mr. Sardonicus

    Renowned for his imaginative and eccentric marketing ploys, William Castle became synonymous with delivering lurid horror films backed-up by his trademark publicity gimmicks ('Illusion-O', 'Percepto', the 'Punishment Poll', 'Fright Breaks', etc.). WILLIAM CASTLE AT COLUMBIA, VOLUME ONE features four classic fright films from the outrageous showman's illustrious career with Columbia Pictures and presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including Jeffrey Schwartz's acclaimed feature-length documentary Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story , newly filmed introductions and appreciations, exclusive new audio commentaries, interviews with actor Pamela Lincoln and publicists Barry Lorie and Richard Kahn, archival featurettes, and much more – this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 copies.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • High Definition remasters of all four films
    • Original mono audio
    • Two presentations of 13 Ghosts : the original 'Illusion-O' presentation and the alternative black-and-white version
    The Tingler audio commentary by film historian Jonathan Rigby and Kevin Lyons, editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television
    Homicidal audio commentary by author and film historian Lee Gambin
    Mr Sardonicus audio commentary with Daughters of Darkness' Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
    Spine-Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007, 82 mins): Jeffrey Schwartz's acclaimed documentary on Castle, featuring interviews with John Landis, Joe Dante, Roger Corman, Stuart Gordon, Leonard Maltin, Budd Boetticher, Bob Burns, David Del Valle, Fred Olen Ray and John Waters among others
    Larger Than Life: The Making of 'Spine-Tingler' (2007)
    Kim Newman on 'The Tingler' (2018): an appreciation by the critic and author of Nightmare Movies
    Scream for Your Lives!: William Castle and 'The Tingler'
    I Survived 'The Tingler' (2007): an interview with actor Pamela Lincoln
    Unleashing Percepto (2007): an interview with publicist Barry Lorie
    Stephen Laws Introduces '13 Ghosts' (2018): an appreciations by the acclaimed horror author
    The Magic of 'Illusion-O': William Castle and '13 Ghosts'
    Psychette: William Castle and 'Homicidal'
    Stephen Laws Introduces 'Homicidal' (2018)
    The Punishment Poll (2007): an interview with publicist Richard Kahn
    Taking the Punishment Poll: William Castle and 'Mr Sardonicus'
    Ballyhoo! : Bob Thomas recalls the time he interviewed William Castle
    • Original theatrical trailers
    • Trailer commentaries with Sam Hamm, Stuart Gordon and Joe Dante
    • Promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials
    • Limited Edition box set exclusive booklets with new essays by Kat Ellinger, Dan Whitehead, Rebecca Nicole Williams and Jo Botting, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews, and film credits
    • UK premieres on Blu-ray
    • Limited Edition box set of 6,000 numbered copies
    • ...AND MORE!
    • All extras subject to change

     

     

    Shopping: Waterworld...

    2018 film by Kevin Reynolds set for UK Blu-ray release on 10th December 2018


    Link Here 29th October 2018
    Waterworld Limited Edition is a 2018 film by Kevin Reynolds.
    Starring Kevin Costner.  

    Never cut by film censors. The producers shortened the film against the wishes of the Director for theatrical release. The deleted material was restored for an extended TV version but suffered cuts for the likes of strong language. An uncut extended version was released in Europe and has been tagged as the Ulysses Cut.

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for:
    • 2018 Arrow Limited Edition [ Theatrical + Ulysses Cut + TV Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th December 2018
    • 2018 Arrow Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    The most expensive film ever made at the time of its release, Waterworld has thrilled audiences through the years with its awe-inspiring action scenes, gargantuan maritime sets and ground-breaking special effects.

    A definitive post-apocalypse blockbuster, Waterworld stars Kevin Costner (The Untouchables) as The Mariner - a mutant trader, adrift in a dystopian future where Earth is submerged under water and humankind struggles to survive on boats and in ramshackle floating cities. The Mariner becomes embroiled with the Smokers, a gang of pirates who, led by villainous leader Deacon (Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet), are seeking Enola (Tina Majorino, Napoleon Dynamite), a girl with a map to the mythical realm of Dryland tattooed on her back.

    Famous for both its epic scale and the controversy that swirled around its production, Waterworld is a key cult film of the 1990s, and an essential entry into the subgenre of ecologically-minded blockbusters. Presented here in an exclusive new restoration, in three different cuts, and with a wealth of extra material, this high-water mark of high-concept Hollywood can now be enjoyed as never before.

    THREE-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Three cuts of the film newly restored from original film elements by Arrow Films
  • Original 5.1 DTSHD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo audio options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Six collector s postcards
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Limited edition 60-page perfect bound book featuring new writing on the film by David J. Moore and Daniel Griffith, and archival articles
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
  • DISC ONE THE THEATRICAL CUT

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the original theatrical cut
  • Maelstrom: The Odyssey of Waterworld, an all-new, feature-length making-of documentary including extensive cast and crew interviews and behind the scenes footage
  • Dances With Waves, an original archival featurette capturing the film s production
  • Global Warnings, film critic Glenn Kenny explores the subgenre of ecologically themed end-of-the-world films
  • Production and promotional stills gallery
  • Visual effects stills gallery
  • Original trailers and TV spots

    DISC TWO THE TV CUT [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

    High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended US TV cut, which runs over 40 minutes longer than the theatrical cut

    DISC THREE THE ULYSSES CUT [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

    High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended European Ulysses cut, which include previously censored shots and dialogue

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    Shopping: Evil Dead...

    2013 USA horror by Fede Alvarez just released on US Blu-ray with the Unrated Version


    Link Here 29th October 2018
    Evil Dead: Unrated is a 2013 USA horror by Fede Alvarez.
    Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Jessica Lucas. IMDb  

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Released uncut and MPAA Unrated on US Blu-ray in 2018.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Sony [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd October 2018

    Promotional Material

    Five friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead which releases a violent demon on a bloodthirsty quest to possess them all.

    DISC 1: Unrated Version;

    DISC 2: R-Rated Version; Audio Commentary;Making Life Difficult Featurette;Directing The Dead Featurette;Being Mia Featurette;Unleashing the Evil Force Featurette;Evil Dead the Reboot Feature

     

     

    Shopping: Deadbeat at Dawn...

    1988 USA action crime film by Jim Van Bebber, previously banned by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 27th October 2018
    Deadbeat at Dawn is a 1988 USA action crime film by Jim Van Bebber.
    Starring Paul Harper, Jim Van Bebber and Megan Murphy. BBFC link IMDb
    Banned by the BBFC for 1998 VHS. Uncut and 18 rated UK Blu-ray release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Deadbeat at Dawn

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, gore for:

    • 2018 Arrow Special Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon on 22nd October 2018

    Reviews

    Banned in 1998

    The video was submitted by Dave Gregory from the Exploited VHS label in 1998 and he made it absolutely clear that Whittam Smith was personally responsible for the ban. The story goes like this:

    I submitted Deadbeat at Dawn back in July hoping to release it alongside Vigilante . The BBFC sent me a not entirely unexpected cuts list for Deadbeat totalling two minutes of footage. I made around fifty cuts to remove all sight of chain sticks and throwing stars exactly as they requested. Most of the gore in the film passed unnoticed.

    I resubmitted the film and started sending out preview copies, printed the sleeves, and ran a couple of ads, under the foolish assumption that because I had cut what they asked the film would be approved. Not so. Ferman watched it and through his secretary informed me that there was a problem with the violence in the film. A discussion was to be staged on the matter two days after the original release date: Oct. 26th. According to Ferman, opinions were split among the examiners.

    Then Whittam Smith entered the room, overruled all discussion and declared that the film was to be rejected. Democratic discussion! Anyway, Ferman said they didn't want to issue another cuts list and that I could submit a toned down version if I wanted to. He had this impression of the film reaching a massive audience of impressionable. I told him that he ought to consider, in future, the actual market for a film of this type. 1500 units max! Not a huge blockbuster by any account, but a healthy specialist market.

    Promotional Material

    Jim VanBebber s notorious, blood-drenched cult classic Deadbeat at Dawn rises again on the advent of its 30th anniversary, newly restored for the first time on Blu-ray. Locked and loaded with a raft of new extras, see Deadbeat as you ve never seen it before in all its head-busting, bone-crushing glory!

    Written by, directed by and starring VanBebber, Deadbeat follows the story of Goose a gang leader whose girlfriend is brutally slaughtered when he attempts to leave the thug life behind. Pulled back into the gang, who ve now formed an uneasy alliance with the thugs that butchered his girl, Goose sees an opportunity to exact his brutal, deadly revenge.

    The very definition of DIY, independent filmmaking (VanBebber quit film school after his first year and used his student loan to fund the movie), Deadbeat at Dawn surpasses its low-budget origins to create a revenge movie that delivers more thrills and bloody spills than all of Chuck Norris films combined.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films, supervised and approved by writer-director Jim VanBebber
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new free-wheeling audio commentary with Jim VanBebber ( Goose , The Ravens Gang Leader), actor Paul Harper ( Danny Carmodi , The Spyders Gang Leader) and guest Cody Lee Hardin, moderated by filmmaker Victor Bonacore ( Diary of a Deadbeat: The Story of Jim VanBebber )
  • Jim VanBebber, Deadbeat Forever! a brand new retrospective documentary on VanBebber and the Deadbeat legacy by Filmmaker Victor Bonacore, featuring first-time interviews, super-rare footage, VanBebber s college films and much, much more!
  • Archival 1986 behind-the-scenes documentary Nate Pennington s VHS documentary on a failed Deadbeat shoot
  • Outtakes, newly transferred in HD
  • Four newly-restored VanBebber short films Into the Black (1983, 34 mins), My Sweet Satan (1993, 19 mins), Roadkill: The Last Days of John Martin (1994, 14 mins) and Gator Green (2013, 16 mins)
  • Jim VanBebber Music Video Collection, featuring never-before-seen Director s Cuts
  • Chunkblower promotional trailer for an unfinished Gary Blair Smith-produced gore-soaked feature film
  • Extensive Image Gallery Never-Before-Seen Stills!
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Scott Gabbey and Graham Rae
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    Shopping: Dracula A.D. 1972...

    UK horror by Alan Gibson just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 25th October 2018
    Dracula A.D. 1972 is a UK horror by Alan Gibson.
    With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut by the BBFC, but there have been reports of the US PG version being cut, at least on VHS.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    Promotional Material

    London's become a small town for a handful of jaded psychedelic-era hipsters. But Johnny Alucard has a groovy new way for his pals to get their kicks. A certain ritual will be the living end, he insists. And if you still wonder where Johnny's coming from, try spelling his last name backwards. Dracula is raised into the modern era in this Hammer Studios shocker that's "quite well done" (John Stanley, Creature Features). Christopher Lee dons the cape for the sixth time and seeks out fresh victims. As archnemesis Van Helsing, fellow horror legend Peter Cushing clutches a vial of holy water and edges within throwing distance. Their harrowing battle royale is not to be missed. In fact, it's the living end.

     

     

    Shopping: Cut and Run...

    1985 Italy horror adventure thriller by Ruggero Deodato just released uncut on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 25th October 2018
    Cut and Run is a 1985 Italy horror adventure thriller by Ruggero Deodato.
    Starring Lisa Blount, Leonard Mann and Willie Aames. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a cut R rated US version and an uncut MPAA Unrated Hard version. The BBFC passed the US version 18 without BBFC cuts for 1985 VHS.
    US: The Hard Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated:
    US: The US Version is cut and MPAA R rated:
    • 2018 Code Red [Unrated + US Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th October 2018

    Promotional Material

    Relentless action and unflinching horror await in the Amazon in this cult classic from filmmaker Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust). An ambitious television reporter and her cameraman investigate a series of grisly murders as well as the disappearance of their bosses' son. But when they trace both stories to the depths of the jungle, they discover he is the prisoner of a drug cartel led by renegade Colonel and his army of sadistic natives. Now their big scoop has become a nightmare of sudden violence where the ultimate assignment is to survive. The stellar cast includes Lisa Blount, Leonard Mann, Willie Aames, Richard Lynch, Eric La Salle, Gabriele Tinti, Michael Berryman and Karen Black.

    Special Features:

    -BRAND NEW 2K SCAN OF THE ORIGINAL U.S. INTERPOSITIVE
    -Includes both 86-minute R-rated U.S. cut and the 89-minute Unrated cut
    -New Interviews with stars Leonard Mann, Willie Aames and John Steiner
    -New Interview with Director Ruggero Deodato
    -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Halloween II...

    1981 US horror film by Rick Rosenthal, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 24th October 2018
    Halloween II is a 1981 US horror film by Rick Rosenthal.
    With Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence and Charles Cyphers. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut for cinema, and DVD after 2002, but was cut by the BBFC for 1990 VHS.

    See the Cutting Edge Quick Trims video detailing the BBFC cuts to Halloween II

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory Steelbook RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th October 2018

    Summary Notes

    In a continuation of the plot of Halloween, Michael Myers shows off his indestructability by resuming his murder spree despite being gunned down with six bullets in the original movie. Laurie Strode is once more his intended victim, with Dr. Sam Loomis again in hot pursuit.

     

     

     

    Shopping: Halloween III: Season Of The Witch...

    1982 USA Sci-Fi horror by Tommy Lee Wallace, often pre-cut in the UK, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 24th October 2018
    Halloween III: Season Of The Witch is a 1982 USA Sci-Fi horror by Tommy Lee Wallace.
    Starring Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin and Dan O'Herlihy. Youtube link IMDb
    Apart from a rare uncut version, UK releases have usually been plagued by versions pre-cut for violence. The R rated version is uncut in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory Steelbook RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th October 2018
    • 2018 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Summary Notes

    An apparent murder-suicide in a hospital emergency room leads to an investigation by the on-call doctor, which reveals a plot by an insane toymaker to kill as many people as possible during Halloween through an ancient Celtic ritual involving a stolen boulder from Stonehenge and Halloween masks.

     

     

    Shopping: Bloodlust...

    1977 Switzerland horror by Marijan Vajda set for uncut US Blu-ray release on 13th November 2018


    Link Here 22nd October 2018
    Bloodlust is a 1977 Switzerland horror by Marijan Vajda.
    Starring Werner Pochath, Ellen Umlauf and Birgit Zamulo. IMDb

    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. The VHS was seized by the authorities during the Video Nasty panic. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Bloodlust - The world Blu-ray premier of a sick 1970s shocker!

    Haunted by a childhood trauma... a deaf mute accountant develops a fixation with blood spilling across his skin. Brief flirtations with ketchup and red ink seem to satisfy him at first, but he soon develops a taste for the real thing. Though he nurses a weird fascination for a neighbourhood girl who passes the time by dancing on the rooftop, he remains socially withdrawn with his co-workers and can't even find comfort in the arms of a hooker. One night he breaks into the property of the local undertaker and ravages the prettiest female corpse. Now addicted, he habitually raids the tombs of the dead and drinks blood from their throats via a spiked, double pronged glass straw. Authorities and citizens are incensed by these crimes and the search is on for this modern day vampire.

    BLOODLUST is one of the darkest and most affecting horror movies to come out of 1970s Europe. Based on the macabre true story of Kuno Hofmann, the "Vampire of Nuremberg", the film plays like a kind of grown up fairy tale, albeit one that includes bloodsucking, eyeball evisceration and voyeuristic lesbian sex scenes among a host of other activities. Cut and banned in many countries, this is the full length version in all its gruesome, gory, glory.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    Brand new 2k transfer from film negative.
    Exclusive interview with assistant director.
    Exclusive interview with actress Birgit Zamulo.<br. Original UK trailer.<br. German/English audio choice.
    Newly created, optional English subtitles.
    Mondo Macabro previews.

     

     

    Shopping: The Little Vampire...

    2017 Netherlands / Germany / Denmark / UK family animation comedy by Richard Claus and Karsten Kiilerich just released on UK DVD with BBFC category cuts


    Link Here 22nd October 2018
    The Little Vampire is a 2017 Netherlands / Germany / Denmark / UK family animation comedy by Richard Claus and Karsten Kiilerich.
    Starring Rasmus Hardiker, Amy Saville and Jim Carter. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema and home video release in 2018.
    UK: Passed U uncut for:
    • 2018 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 15th October 2018

    Promotional Material

    Prepare for a charming adventure with some bite, as the animated remake of the beloved 2000 live action blockbuster of the same name comes to life. With a thrilling voice cast, including Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) and Tim Pigott-Smith (Johnny English), THE LITTLE VAMPIRE is a heart-warming and fun-filled animation that fans of Hotel Transylvania are sure to love! Being a teenage vampire isn't easy, but it can teach you a thing or two about friends, family and adventure. THE LITTLE VAMPIRE is a heart-warming tale of how the craziest adventures can often be the ones that matter most.

    Versions

    BBFC cut
    category cuts
    29s
    U 78:31s UK: Passed U for mild comic violence, threat, very mild bad language after 29s of BBFC category cuts for:
    • 2018 Signature Entertainment video
    • 2018 cinema release
    The BBFC commented:
    • Company chose to remove a scene of potentially dangerous imitable behaviour involving electricity in order to achieve a U classification. An uncut PG was available.

     

     

    Shopping: The Last House on the Left...

    2009 USA horror thriller by Dennis Iliadis just released on US Blu-ray in 2 versions


    Link Here 21st October 2018
    The Last House on the Left is a 2009 USA horror thriller by Dennis Iliadis.
    Starring Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter and Tony Goldwyn. IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rated theatrical release. The uncut version was released on home video

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Universal [Unrated + Theatrical] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th October 2018
    • 2018 Universal Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Renowned horror director Wes Craven returns to the scene of the most notorious thrillers of all time in this darkly disturbing reimagining of The Last House on the Left. After kidnapping and ruthlessly assaulting two teen girls, a sadistic killer and his gang unknowingly find shelter from a storm at the home of one of the victim's parents-- two ordinary people who will go to increasingly gruesome extremes to get revenge. Loaded with shocking twists guaranteed to leave you on edge, it's the ominous film critics call, "One of the best horror remakes ever made" (Scott Weinberg, Fearnet.com).

     

     

    Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid...

    Japanese anime series cut by the BBFC


    Link Here 19th October 2018
    Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid is a 2015 Japan adult action anime TV series
    Starring Yuka Iguchi, Mikako Izawa and Yurika Kubo. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for home video in 2018.

    Summary Notes

    A virgin girl named Mamori who arrives on an island must compete in battle using special powers only activated through her sexual activity with the other girls on the island.

    UK: BBFC details not yet published but the BBFC has revealed cuts in a board meeting minute:

    See Board Meeting minutes [pdf] from bbfc.co.uk

    Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid [Season 1, Episodes 1 -12] is a Japanese anime series submitted for DVD classification with an 18 request.

    Two of the main characters are described as being 15-years-old and 16-years-old respectively. They are shown engaging in sexual activity, both with each other and with other characters. They are also sexualised.

    Sections of the submission were viewed by the Chief Executive, the Head of DEA, the Head of Compliance and the Compliance Manager. It was concluded that the submission is not in violation of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 but that the scenes showing the children engaged in sexual activity, or otherwise being sexualised, are in violation of the harm provisions of the Video Recordings Act 1984 and the BBFC's Guidelines which prohibit portrayals of children in sexualised or abusive contexts. Accordingly, a general cuts list has been issued instructing the distributor to remove all such material throughout.

     

     

    Shopping: American Psycho...

    2000 USA crime drama by Mary Harron, once cut for the MPAA, just released on UK 4k Blu-ray


    Link Here 19th October 2018
    American Psycho is a 2000 USA crime drama by Mary Harron.
    Starring Christian Bale, Justin Theroux and Josh Lucas. BBFC link IMDb
    The film was originally cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but the uncut version was released worldwide and on home video.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2018 Lionsgate Home Entertainment RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 15th October 2018
    • 2018 Lionsgate Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    It's 1987 and Patrick Bateman (Academy Award Winner Christian Bale*; The Fighter, Batman Begins) is living the American dream. He has a great job, he's handsome, he's athletic and has the attention of many beautiful women. However, Patrick has a dark secret that he keeps hidden from those around him; Patrick is a psychopath. Dissatisfied with his charmed life, Patrick spends his evenings prowling the streets looking for victims; whether they are his business associates or strangers he meets in passing, he makes no distinction. Cultivating his serial killer persona as much as his yuppie lifestyle, the two sides of Patrick's life soon begin to merge and he begins to wonder where one side of his life ends and the other begins. Also starring Academy Award Nominee Willem Dafoe** (The Grand Budapest Hotel) Academy Award Winner Jared Leto*** (Dallas Buyers Club), Josh Lucas (J. Edgar), Samantha Mathis (TVs Under The Dome) and Academy Award Winner Reese Witherspoon**** (Walk The Line).

    Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD (Movie + Special Features) DELETED SCENES WITH OPTIONAL DIRECTOR COMMENTARY AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR MARY HARRON (RECORDED IN 2018 - 4K ONLY) AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH WRITER GUINEVERE TURNER

    Disc 2 - Blu-Ray (Movie + Special Features) AMERICAN PSYCHO: FROM BOOK TO SCREEN THE '80S: DOWNTOWN Special features: AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR MARY HARRON (RECORDED IN 2018 - 4K ONLY) AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH WRITER GUINEVERE TURNER DELETED SCENES WITH OPTIONAL DIRECTOR COMMENTARY AMERICAN PSYCHO: FROM BOOK TO SCREEN THE '80S: DOWNTOWN

     

     

    Shopping: Reinventing Marvin...

    2017 France drama by Anne Fontaine set for UK DVD release on 5th November 2018


    Link Here 19th October 2018
    Reinventing Marvin is a 2017 France drama by Anne Fontaine.
    Starring Finnegan Oldfield, Grégory Gadebois and Vincent Macaigne. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC cuts were required for 15 rated cinema release and DVD in 2018.

    The BBFC commented:

    • Cuts required to remove potentially indecent images of a child in accordance with the Protection of Children Act 1978.

    The BBFC further commented in board meeting minutes:

    Reinventing Marvin is a French drama submitted for cinema classification which features a scene in which the central character is subjected to a sexual assault by an older boy at school.

    The Head of Compliance requested proofs of age for the actors involved, which confirmed the central character is played by an actor who was 15 at the time of filming while the older boy is played by an actor who was 18.

    The scene was viewed again by the President and Chief Executive who concluded that the scene includes a potentially indecent image of a child within the meaning of the Protection of Children Act 1978. Accordingly, a cut was required.

    The company appealed against the proposed cut, submitting documentary proof that included parental consent and information about the child protection steps taken on set.

    The scene was viewed again by the President, Chief Executive, Head of Compliance and Compliance Manager in the light of those further assurances. However, it was concluded that the fact the film makers did not intend to create an indecent image does not alter the fact of the indecency of the image in question. The cut was upheld and has now been made.

    UK: Passed 15 for sexual violence, strong language, sex, nudity after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2018 Peccadillo/Saffron Hill R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Marvin is different. He is a quiet, sensitive and artistic fifteen-year-old with an unwitting attraction to other boys. This makes him victim to forceful bullying, both at school and within the confines of his impoverished home, making his situation unbearable. With the support of his teacher, Marvin discovers his thirst for theatre, and its transformative power of becoming someone else. Refusing to be victimised, Marvin moves to Paris to reinvent himself.

    As a theatre student, he swiftly befriends the right people including legendary actress Isabelle Huppert (playing herself), and with her help, begins to exorcise the ghosts of his childhood.

    Winner of the Queer Lion at the Venice International Film Festival, Reinventing Marvin is a powerful, uplifting story of a young man's quest, against all odds, to be himself.

     

     

    Shopping: Candyman...

    1992 USA / UK horror thriller by Bernard Rose set for UK Blu-ray release on 29th October 2018. Arrow has now confirmed that both the cut US version and the uncut UK version have been restored for this release


    Link Here 12th October 2018
    Candyman is a 1992 USA / UK horror thriller by Bernard Rose.
    Starring Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley and Tony Todd. BBFC link IMDb
    Released uncut and 18 rated for UK cinema release and VHS. In the US the film was cut for an MPAA R rating. This cut version seems to have been released worldwide on DVD and Blu-ray with just a Turkish DVD escaping the cuts.

    Set for a restored release UK Blu-ray in 2018. Both the cut US version and the uncut UK version have been restored for this release.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Candyman

    UK: The UK Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, horror, gory images for:
    • 2018 Arrow Limited Edition [UK + US Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th October 2018

    Promotional Material

    Dare you say his name five times? From the chilling imagination of horror master Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed), comes Candyman arguably one of the greatest horror movies of the 1990s, now newly restored on Blu-ray.

    When grad student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) begins working on a thesis looking at urban legends, she encounters the tale of the Candyman the vengeful spirit of a hook-handed slave, who, it is said, can be summoned by saying his name five times in the mirror. As her research leads her into the bowels of Chicago s deprived housing projects and deeper into the Candyman s world, Helen learns that some legends are best left alone...

    Expertly directed by British filmmaker Bernard Rose and boasting an astounding score by composer Philip Glass, Candyman ingeniously reworks Clive Barker s original short story The Forbidden (originally published as part of his Books of Blood collection) into a modern horror parable that remains as timely today as ever.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    • Two-disc edition featuring two cuts of the film and exclusive bonus content
    • Exclusive packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
    • Limited edition 40-page perfect-bound booklet reproducing the original hand-painted storyboards by writer-director Bernard Rose
    • Fully illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth
    • 6 postcard-sized original UK lobby card reproductions
    • Reversible poster featuring new and original artwork
    DISC ONE -- US R-RATED VERSION
    • Brand new restoration of the US R-rated version from a new 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approved by writer-director Bernard Rose and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond
    • 5.1 DTS-HD MA and Original Uncompressed Stereo 2.0 Audio
    • Brand new audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
    • Brand new audio commentary with authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
    • Be My Victim -- a brand new interview with actor Tony Todd
    • It Was Always You, Helen -- a brand new interview with actor Virginia Madsen
    • The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman -- a brand new interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart
    • Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman -- brand new interviews with special makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunnicliffe and Mark Coulier
    • A Story to Tell: Clive Barker's "The Forbidden" -- writer Douglas E. Winter on Clive Barker's seminal Books of Blood and Candyman's source story, "The Forbidden"
    • Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman -- a critical analysis of the film with writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Image Gallery
    • Three rarely-seen Bernard Rose short films, newly restored in HD: A Bomb With No Name on It (1975), The Wreckers (1976), and Looking at Alice (1977)
    DISC TWO -- ORIGINAL UK THEATRICAL VERSION
    • Brand new restoration of the original UK theatrical version, featuring alternate, more graphic footage
    • Original Uncompressed Stereo 2.0 Audio
    • The Cinema of Clive Barker: The Divine Explicit -- a brand new in-depth interview with Clive Barker on Candyman and other filmic adaptations of his work

     

     

    Shopping: Hansel and Gretel...

    2013 Germany/USA action fantasy horror by Tommy Wirkola just released on UK 4k Blu-ray seemingly in the Theatrical Version


    Link Here 11th October 2018
    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is a 2013 Germany/USA action fantasy horror by Tommy Wirkola.
    With Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The Unrated/Extended Version improves on the R Rated Theatrical version with additional violence and witticism.

    The running time on Amazon suggests that this release is the Theatrical Version

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2018 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 8th October 2018
    • 2018 Paramount Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Get ready for a twisted take on the classic tale as Hansel (JEREMY RENNER) and Gretel (GEMMA ARTERTON) have turned pro, coping with the trauma of their childhood captivity by slaying witches for hire. But when the seemingly unstoppable bounty hunters meet their match in an enemy so evil, it'll take all their training, weapons and courage to survive.

     

     

    Shopping: Dead American Woman...

    2010 USA horror by Peter Romeo Lambert just released on US DVD, and for the first time, the Director's Cut


    Link Here 10th October 2018
    Dead American Woman is a 2010 USA horror by Peter Romeo Lambert.
    Starring Jorge Acosta, Brianne Adlemann and Maren Blair. IMDb
    Exists as a 75 minute standard version and a 96 minute Director's Cut
    US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Massacre Video R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 9th October 2018

    Promotional Material

    Dead American Woman - The DVD debut of the never before seen Director's Cut.

    Massacre Video proudly presents the gore filled, darkly comedic, and slightly surreal no-budget horror opus by director Peter Romeo Lambert's (NURSE JILL) DEAD AMERICAN WOMAN. A film that nightmarishly blends the aesthetics of underground film making with slasher set pieces. Co-starring Selwyn Harris (DEVIL IN MISS JONES 5) and an unforgettable performance from Wiley George Finley as Grandpa, DEAD AMERICAN WOMAN makes its official DVD debut, in its never before seen director's cut.

    After being brought back from the grave through 'the excrement of an innocent,' murdered go-go dancer Tabitha (Julie Fabulous) sets out to avenge her death, which was at the hands of snuff film producing religious zealot, Virginia Slim (Heather Marie Vernon). Enlisting the aid of Cynthia, whose young daughter also met a gruesome fate from Virginia and her clown-faced henchman, Happy (Happy Dave), Tabitha begins exacting bloody vengeance against all those who wronged her, in the hope that through her acts of violence she'll earn a place in the kingdom of hell. But with each increasingly brutal slaying, Cythia's own blood lust becomes more and more apparent, leading to unexpected consequences…

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Flesh & Blood - The Making of Dead American Woman.
    Dead Reunion - Extended and Deleted Scenes.
    Thoughts & Words with Wiley Finley.
    Making a Plot - Promo Super 8mm Short.
    Stills Gallery.
    Trailers for other Massacre Video Releases.

     

     

    Shopping: The Equalizer 2...

    2018 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 10th December 2018. The BBFC have just passed the disk extras at 18 so hopefully this means that the film will be uncut


    Link Here 9th October 2018
    The Equalizer 2 is a 2018 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua.
    Starring Pedro Pascal, Denzel Washington and Bill Pullman. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC Category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Thanks to Ben. It is not yet confirmed whether Sony will the cut 15 rated version or an uncut 18 rated version but it is surely significant that the disk extras have just been rated 18 by the BBFC. There would seem little point using a cut feature if the disk is set to be 18 rated anyway.

    UK: Passed To be announced uncut for:
    • 2018 Sony Pictures RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th December 2018
    • 2018 Sony Pictures RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th December 2018
    • 2018 Sony Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th December 2018
    • 2018 Sony Pictures Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed -- but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

     

     

    Shopping: 2 Fast 2 Furious...

    2003 USA / Germany action crime thriller by John Singleton, cut in the US and UK, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 8th October 2018
    2 Fast 2 Furious is a 2003 USA / Germany action crime thriller by John Singleton.
    Starring Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Cole Hauser. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. This cut version was further cut by the BBFC for 2003 12A rated cinema release and the follow up 12 rated home video. The film was passed 15 uncut for 2006 Blu-ray.

    See cuts details in Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 43: 2 Fast 2 Furious

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 2nd October 2018
    • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    The adrenaline-fueled thrill ride that began with The Fast and the Furious takes an explosive new turn in 2 Fast 2 Furious! Now an ex-cop on the run, Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) turns to outlaw street-racing. When the Feds strongarm him back, O'Conner's no-rules, win-or-die skills are unleashed against an international drug lord. With his velocity-addicted buddy (Tyrese) riding shotgun, and a drop-dead gorgeous undercover agent (Eva Mendes) dialing up the heat, 2 Fast 2 Furious accelerates the action into a desperate race for survival, justice...and mind-blowing, jaw-dropping speed!

     

     

    Shopping: Cecilia...

    1983 France / Belgium adult romance by Olivier Mathot and Jesús Franco set for UK DVD release on 29th October 2018 with BBFC cuts just waived


    Link Here 8th October 2018
    Cecilia is a 1983 France / Belgium adult romance by Olivier Mathot (as Claude Plaut) and Jesús Franco (uncredited).
    Starring Muriel Montossé, Antonio Mayans and Antonio de Cabo. BBFC link IMDb  

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1985. Uncut and 18 rated for 2018 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong sex with previous BBFC cuts waived:
    • 2018 Screenbound/Maison Rouge R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th October 2018

    Promotional Material

    After repeatedly flaunting her peerless body to her servants, snobbish aristocrat Cecila (Muriel Montrossé) becomes the victim of abuse. But the experience triggers a carnal awakening, full of socialite sex parties and woodland orgies. And before long, Cecilia finds her amorous adventures spinning out of control, particularly when her husband decides to join in on the free-love lifestyle.

     

     

    Shopping: The Blood Island Collection...

    Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror set by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero set for US Blu-ray release on 13th November 2018


    Link Here 5th October 2018
    Terror is a Man is a 1959 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror romance by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry de Leon) and Eddie Romero (co-director).
    Starring Francis Lederer, Greta Thyssen and Richard Derr. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1964. Uncut and 15 rated since 2005 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Mad Doctor of Blood Island is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry DeLeon) and Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn and Ronald Remy. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Cut for animal cruelty for 18 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Brides of Blood is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero.
    Starring Kent Taylor, Beverly Powers and John Ashley. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Beast of Blood is a 1970 Philippines / USA horror adventure by Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Celeste Yarnall and Eddie Garcia. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1970. Uncut on pre-cert VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films The Blood Island Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION - The Complete BLOOD ISLAND Trilogy Plus The Acclaimed Prequel, Newly Remastered On Blu-Ray For The First Time Ever!

    They've been called "defiantly lurid" (1000MisspentHours.com), "delightfully depraved" (FlickAttack.com) and "blood-soaked and naked broad-filled" (MrSkin.com). Their cult of fans are worldwide. And for more than fifty years, these four monster shockers from Filipino directors Gerry de Leon and Eddie Romero have stunned drive-in, grindhouse and VHS audiences, became the foundation of infamous exploitation distributors Hemisphere Pictures and Independent-International, and remain among the most insane/esteemed classics in horror history. Severin Films is now proud to present The BLOOD ISLAND Trilogy and its celebrated prequel, all featuring uncut scans from recently discovered film elements and oozing with all-new Special Features!

    THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION is a limited, numbered edition release of only 3500 units.

    Special Features:

    Disc 1 - BRIDES OF BLOOD:
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Jungle Fury : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Here Comes the Bride : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Beverly Hills on Blood Island : Interview with Actress Beverly Powers a.k.a. Beverly Hills.
    Alternate BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND title sequence and JUNGLE FURY title card.
    Teaser Trailer.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    Disc 2 - MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND:
    Audio Commentary with Horror Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger.
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Tombs of the Living Dead : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    A Taste of Blood : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    The Mad Director of Blood Island : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    Disc 3 - BEAST OF BLOOD: *BOX SET EXCLUSIVE!*
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Celeste and The Beast : An Interview with Celeste Yarnall.
    Dr. Lorca's Blood Devils : Interview with Actor Eddie Garcia.
    Super 8 Digest Version.
    Trailer.
    Radio Spot.
    Poster and Stills Gallery.

    Disc 4 - TERROR IS A MAN:
    Man Becomes Creature : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Dawn of Blood Island : Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Terror Creature : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    When The Bell Rings : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    CD Bonus Disc: *BOX SET EXCLUSIVE!*
    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

     

     

    Shopping: Show Dogs...

    2018 USA comedy by Raja Gosnell just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD uncut in the UK


    Link Here 4th October 2018
    Show Dogs is a 2018 USA comedy by Raja Gosnell.
    Starring Stanley Tucci, Natasha Lyonne and Will Arnett. BBFC link IMDb
    Originally uncut and PG rated in the UK and US but the US producers responded to complaints and cut the film just before release. The UK distributors opted to keep with the uncut version.
    UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, rude humour, violence for:
    • 2018 Entertainment One RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st October 2018
    • 2018 Entertainment One R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st October 2018

    The BBFC commented:

    Rude humour includes a dog breaking wind underwater, and a recurring joke about a dog's discomfort at having its private parts inspected by competition judges.

    US Censorship

    It was cut for US theatrical release after complaints about a scene where the undercover dog has to get used to his privates being prodded by show judges

    Australian morality campaigners described the cuts. See article from melindatankardreist.com :

    The film tells the story of a police dog going undercover at a dog show. There are reportedly several scenes in which the dog, Max, has to have his genitals inspected. When he is uncomfortable and wants to stop he is told to go to a zen place. When he submits and allows his genitals to be touched, he is rewarded by advancing to the next level of the show.

    In response to the global backlash, the production company withdrew the film, promising to re-cut it to remove the scenes in question. The film has been re-released, however the scenes remain, with only the encouragement to go to a zen place (essentially, to dissociate) being removed. The meaning remains intact, that unwanted sexual touching is to be endured and may be rewarded.

    Promotional Material

    Starring Will Arnett, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O'Neal, Alan Cumming, and Stanley Tucci, Show Dogs is a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Arnett) and his canine partner (voice of Chris "Ludacris" Bridges), who has to go undercover at the world's most exclusive dog show to solve his biggest case yet.

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    PG   UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, rude humour, violence

     

     

    Shopping: Show Dogs...

    2018 USA comedy by Raja Gosnell just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD uncut in the UK


    Link Here 4th October 2018
    Show Dogs is a 2018 USA comedy by Raja Gosnell.
    Starring Stanley Tucci, Natasha Lyonne and Will Arnett. BBFC link IMDb
    Originally uncut and PG rated in the UK and US but the US producers responded to complaints and cut the film just before release. The UK distributors opted to keep with the uncut version.
    UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, rude humour, violence for:
    • 2018 Entertainment One RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st October 2018
    • 2018 Entertainment One R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st October 2018

    The BBFC commented:

    Rude humour includes a dog breaking wind underwater, and a recurring joke about a dog's discomfort at having its private parts inspected by competition judges.

    US Censorship

    It was cut for US theatrical release after complaints about a scene where the undercover dog has to get used to his privates being prodded by show judges

    Australian morality campaigners described the cuts. See article from melindatankardreist.com :

    The film tells the story of a police dog going undercover at a dog show. There are reportedly several scenes in which the dog, Max, has to have his genitals inspected. When he is uncomfortable and wants to stop he is told to go to a zen place. When he submits and allows his genitals to be touched, he is rewarded by advancing to the next level of the show.

    In response to the global backlash, the production company withdrew the film, promising to re-cut it to remove the scenes in question. The film has been re-released, however the scenes remain, with only the encouragement to go to a zen place (essentially, to dissociate) being removed. The meaning remains intact, that unwanted sexual touching is to be endured and may be rewarded.

    Promotional Material

    Starring Will Arnett, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O'Neal, Alan Cumming, and Stanley Tucci, Show Dogs is a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Arnett) and his canine partner (voice of Chris "Ludacris" Bridges), who has to go undercover at the world's most exclusive dog show to solve his biggest case yet.

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    PG   UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, rude humour, violence

     

     

    Shopping: The Fast and the Furious...

    2001 USA / Germany action crime thriller by Rob Cohen, cut for an MPAA PG-13 rating, just released on US 4k Blu-ray


    Link Here 3rd October 2018
    The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 USA / Germany action crime thriller by Rob Cohen.
    Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez. BBFC link IMDb
    The film was cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating and this cut version is the only one ever released. The film was rated 15 uncut in the UK for cinema and home video.

    The movie was cut to obtain a US PG-13 rather than an R rating from the MPAA.

    • As shown on the DVD extras, the producers trimmed down the scene where Vin Diesel's character is hijacking the truck towards the end. They removed the shots of the guy's arm being ripped by the wiring on the truck and the agony he expressed.
    • The scene where the motor mechanic is beaten up and doused in grease has also been shortened.
    US: Cut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 2nd October 2018
    • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    On the turbo-charged streets of Los Angeles, every night is a championship race. With nitro-boosted fury, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), rules the road, turning all his challengers into dust. He and his rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), are the boldest, the baddest and the best. Now, there's new rage on the road. They know he's tough, they know he's fast, but what they don't know is that he's a speed-crazed detective (Paul Walker) with enough drive and determination to come out the winner. With intense full-throttle action, awesome high-speed stunts and full-on, pedal-to-the-metal intensity, The Fast and the Furious puts you in the driver's seat and dares you to exceed all limits.

     

     

    Shopping: The Eye of the Needle...

    1981 UK war romance by Richard Marquand just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo with 2 versions


    Link Here 2nd October 2018
    Eye of the Needle is a 1981 UK war romance by Richard Marquand.
    Starring Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan and Stephen MacKenna. BBFC link IMDb UK: The shorter US Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence for: :
    • 2018 Bfi [US + US Versions] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 24th September 2018

    Versions

    The US Version has an uncontroversially shortened ending.

    The Amazon listing shows reflects the longer UK version so presumably this release will feature both endings.

    Promotional Material

    The Eye of the Needle (DVD + Blu-ray)
    Directed by Richard Marquand

    Acclaimed adaptation of the best-selling espionage thriller by Ken Follet, and directed by Richard Marquand (most famous for Star Wars V1: Return of the Jedi )

    Englishmen know him as Faber (Donald Sutherland), but to the Fatherland, he's the loyal and lethal spy known as 'The Needle'. Shipwrecked on a Scottish island en route to Germany, Faber befriends the beautiful Lucy (Kate Nelligan), whose marriage to a crippled, embittered pilot is faltering. Faber sets about seducing her, intending to use her to help carry out his mission and prevent the impending D-Day invasion.

    Special features

    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Other extras TBC
    • Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the films and full film credits

    US | 1981 | colour | 113 minutes | 1 x BD50 / Region B | DVD9 x 1 /Region 2 | Cert 15

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    UK Verison
    15 108:01s UK: The longer UK Version was previously passed 15 uncut
    BBFC uncut
    US Version
    15 107:04s UK: The shorter US Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence

     

     

    Shopping: City Hunter...

    1993 Hong Kong / Japan action comedy romance by Jing Wong just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 2nd October 2018
    City Hunter is a 1993 Hong Kong / Japan action comedy romance by Jing Wong.
    Starring Jackie Chan, Richard Norton and Joey Wang. BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut and 12 rated for 1993 cinema release. UK 12 rated video releases were cut by the distributors in 1995 and 2001

    In 1995 the song-and-dance sequence which made references to Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer and The New Kids on the Block was not subtitled on the US DVD. The UK dubbed version of the film cut the sequence out completely, confusing the viewer in regards to why the singers show up later in the film.

    In 2001 the distributors deliberately mistranslated a joke about AIDS to ensure a 12 rating

    UK: Previously cut for a 12 rating:
    • 2018 Eureka Entertainment Ltd (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th September 2018

    Promotional Material

    Jackie Chan stars as the girl-chasing private detective Ryo Saeba in this hilarious live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series, City Hunter , presented from a stunning new 2K restoration!

    Hired to track down Shizuko Imamura, the runaway daughter of a publishing tycoon, Ryo initially turns the job down... until he sees a picture of the missing woman! Ryo eventually finds her aboard a luxury cruise ship, but much to the annoyance of his exasperated assistant Carrie ( Joey Wang , A Chinese Ghost Story ), Ryo seems more interested in catching Shizuko s attention than returning her safely to her father. When terrorists hijack the ship, Ryo must put his romantic feelings aside and swing into action to dispatch the bad guys and save the day.

    Packed with inventive action sequences coordinated by an at his peak Chan, City Hunter is one of the most visually creative films of Jackie s career - with a vibrant cinematography and a quirky sense of humour. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film for the first time in the UK on Blu-ray.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
    • Limited edition slipcase (First print run only)
    • Stunning 1080p presentation from a brand new 2K restoration
    • Original Cantonese mono audio track (also available in 5.1 presentation)
    • Optional English and Mandarin audio tracks | Interviews with Jackie Chan
    • Interview with director Wong Jing
    • Interview with stuntman and long-time member of Jackie Chan s stunt team, Rocky Lai
    • The Jackie Chan Experience - an interview with Richard Norton
    • Evolution of a Fighter - an interview with Gary Daniels
    • Outtake montage
    • A Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film (First print run only)

     

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