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Shopping: The Loners + Dragon Vs Needles Of Death...

1972 USA action drama by Sutton Roley, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here24th March 2020
The Loners is a 1972 USA action drama by Sutton Roley.
Starring Dean Stockwell, Patricia Stich and Todd Susman. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1972. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Dragon Vs Needles Of Death (Long hu feng) is a 1975 Taiwan / Hong Kong action drama by Kuo-Heng Chung (as Kou Hung Chong).
Starring Feng Kou, Ping Wang and Chun Ti. IMDb
There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2020 Dark Force Ent (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020

Promotional Material

THE LONERS: On his motorcycle Stein (Dean Stockwell), a half-blood Indian, tries to stay out of the hands of the police, who are chasing him for accidentally killing a cop. Together with his friend Alan (Todd Susman) and a beautiful but desperate girl (Patricia Stich), Stein will get involved in a robbery and more death. The police intensify the search, but the three won't give up that easily.

DRAGON VS NEEDLES OF DEATH: A young man joins a kung-fu academy but fails to fit in. He soon runs off with the master's daughter and becomes a salt smuggler. He ends up joining with the school's top fighter - his former rival - against a local mob leader. Kung-Fu craziness abounds in this martial arts outing. The title needles are murderously effective projectiles shot from the wristbands of opponents, and only the most adept martial artists will be able to defeat the enemy.

 

 

Shopping: Force 10 from Navarone...

1978 UK / USA action war drama by Guy Hamilton, once cut for an 'A" rated cinema release, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here23rd March 2020
Force 10 from Navarone is a 1978 UK / USA action war drama by Guy Hamilton.
Starring Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw and Edward Fox. BBFC link IMDb 

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

US: The Restored Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020
  • 2020 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

From Guy Hamilton, the acclaimed director of The Devil's Disciple, Goldfinger, Funeral in Berlin, Live and Let Die and Evil Under the Sun, and Alistair MacLean, the legendary writer of The Secret Ways, The Satan Bug, Ice Station Zebra, Where Eagles Dare and When Eight Bells Toll, comes this action-packed sequel to the classic WWII adventure The Guns of Navarone. Screen legends Robert Shaw (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Jaws) and Harrison Ford (The Fugitive, Witness) star as fearless commandos on a deadly mission in the darkest days of World War II. Hitler's armies are storming through Europe, annihilating all opposition in their path, but U.S. Colonel Barnsby (Ford) plots to strike a crippling blow to the brutal Nazi forces. To succeed, he'll need the help of the most skilled and lethal soldiers in the world: the squad led by Captain Mallory (Shaw) and explosives specialist Corporal Miller (Edward Fox, The Day of the Jackal), fresh from its triumphant mission at Navarone. Carl Weathers (Rocky), Barbara Bach (The Spy Who Loved Me), Franco Nero (The Mercenary), Richard Kiel (Moonraker) and Alan Badel (Arabesque) co-star in this large-scale action saga with remarkable special effects and stunts. Adapted screenplay by Robin Chapman and adapted screen story by award-winning writer/producer/director Carl Foreman (The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Victors).

Special Features:
-BRAND NEW 2K MASTER
-NEW Audio commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Steve Mitchell and Combat Films: American Realism Author Steven Jay Rubin
-5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
-Optional English Subtitles
-Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
-Theatrical Trailer

 

 

Shopping: Long Day's Journey Into Night...

1962 USA drama by Sidney Lumet, once cut for a BBFC 'A" rating, just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo


Link Here22nd March 2020
Long Day's Journey Into Night is a 1962 USA drama by Sidney Lumet.
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson and Jason Robards. BBFC link IMDb 

BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release on 1964. Uncut and PG rated on 1997 VHS but this was raised to a 12 rating for 2020 Bu-ray/DVD.

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate bad language, drug and sex references:
  • 2020 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 16th March 2020

Promotional Material

Adapted directly from the play by Eugene O Neill (considered the Nobel laureate s magnum opus), Long Day s Journey into Night is a four-act study of addiction and recrimination that the playwright claimed was written "in tears and blood".

Taking place over a single, fateful day in the summer of 1912, the Tyrone family (modelled after O'Neill's own) confront their bitter failings and long-held resentments. Patriarch James ( Ralph Richardson ) is a renowned stage actor who s never forgotten his squalid Irish childhood, and has forsaken artistic ambition for commercial success. His wife Mary ( Katharine Hepburn ) has developed a morphine addiction, his eldest son Jamie ( Jason Robards, Jr. ) is a violent alcoholic and failed actor, and his youngest (and clearly favoured) son Edmund ( Dean Stockwell ) is a nervous young man in poor health. All of them have something painful to say, and their silence is even worse.

Directed by Sidney Lumet ( Serpico, The Offence ), whose instinctive understanding of adaptation and near-telepathic rapport with actors made him the perfect director for the material (Lumet had previously adapted O Neil s The Iceman Cometh into an acclaimed TV drama, also starring Jason Robards), The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Long Day s Journey into Night in its UK debut on Blu-ray and DVD in a Special Dual Format edition.

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES
  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray, from a high-definition digital transfer
  • Progressive encode on DVD
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Brand new feature-length audio commentary by author Scott Harrison
  • Brand new and exclusive video essay by Lee Gambin
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: a collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Philip Kemp

 

 

Shopping: Cannibal Apocalypse...

1980 Italian/Spanish video nasty by Anthony M Dawson just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here21st March 2020
Cannibal Apocalypse is a 1980 Italian/Spanish horror by Anthony M Dawson. With John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner and Giovanni Lombardo Radice. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Banned as a video nasty in 1982. Passed 18 after animal cruelty cuts for UK DVD. There is a cut US MPAA R rated version and an uncut MPAA Unrated version.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Canniball Apocalypse

See also Video Nasties from melonfarmers.co.uk

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 KL Studio Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020
  • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th March 2020

Promotional Material

The horrors of war take on a whole new meaning for Vietnam vet Norman Hopper (John Saxon, Nightmare Beach, Evil Eye, Queen of Blood), whose quiet domestic life in Atlanta is shattered by the return of Charlie Bukowski, a combat buddy who dredges up terrifying flashbacks of flesh eating and bloodshed in the war-torn jungles. Now on the run from the law after taking a bite out of an unwilling victim, Charlie begs Norman to help him get out of town with another fellow veteran, Tom (Tony King, Report to the Commissioner, The Raiders of Atlantis). Soon the ragtag team of cannibals are fighting for their lives, spreading a deadly contagion through the city before heading into the sewers for a gut-wrenching climax no one will soon forget! One of the most infamous Italian horror films of all time, Cannibal Apocalypse was heavily censored in many countries where it played under such titles as Cannibals in the Streets and Invasion of the Flesh Hunters. Now you can finally experience this thrilling collision of action-packed combat and monstrous horror from cult director Antonio Margheriti (The Long Hair of Death, Castle of Blood, Take a Hard Ride, Killer Fish) in its original gory splendor for the first time in fully restored HD! Not for the faint of heart or those with full stomachs!

Special Features:
-BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION
-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
-CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE REDUX: Documentary Featuring John Saxon, John Morghen (Giovanni Lombardo Radice) and director Antonio Margheriti
-CANNIBAL KING: NEW Interview with Actor Tony King
-APOCALYPSE IN THE STREETS: A Video Tour of Filming Locations
-European Theatrical Trailer
-Japanese Teaser
-Alternate U.S. Opening Sequence
-Optional English Subtitles

 

 

Shopping: Doctor Sleep...

2019 USA horror by Mike Flanagan just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD with 2 versions on Blu-ray


Link Here15th March 2020
Doctor Sleep is a 2019 USA horror by Mike Flanagan.
Starring Jacob Tremblay, Rebecca Ferguson and Ewan McGregor. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a substantially longer Director's Cut. Both versions are MPAA R rated. Both versions were 15 rated by the BBFC.
UK: Theatrical and Extended Versions passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore, horror, threat, language:
  • 2020 Warner Bros Limited Edition [Blu-ray Directors Cut + 4K Theatrical Version] R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th March 2020
  • 2020 Warner Bros Limited Edition [Directors Cut + Theatrical Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th March 2020
  • 2020 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version only] R0 DVD at UK Amazon released on 9th March 2020

See version details from movie-censorship.com :

All in all, both versions have their charms. But for the first viewing the theatrical version is recommended.

Reviews

  • See review from entertainment-focus.com : " One of the best horror movies of last year has just got even better. The new and expanded footage has been seamlessly included, adding further depth to the characters across the various plotlines "

Promotional Material

"Stephen King's Doctor Sleep" is the continuation of Danny Torrance's story 40 years after the terrifying events of Stephen King's The Shining. Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the "shine." Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality. Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra's innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before--at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.

 

 

Shopping: Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell...

Set for US Blu-ray release on 19th May 2020 with the promotional material stating that it is the significantly cut R rated version


Link Here 14th March 2020
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell is a 1974 UK horror film by Terence Fisher
With Peter Cushing, Shane Briant and Madeline Smith.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Then further cut for a US R rating. All home video version were cut to some extent until 2014 when an uncut restored version was released.

The promotional material on the Shout! Factory websites suggests that this is the cut R rated version. The company usually issue the best versions available so will check again nearer the release.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th May 2020
  • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

Is Baron Frankenstein truly dead? That's precisely what he wants the world to think. He's had it up to here with a public that doesn't appreciate the trouble a mad scientist goes through to snatch good body parts. To carry on his work, he holes up in a place where the possibilities are utterly maddening: a home for the criminally insane! A hand here. A brain there ... true to form, the Baron (Peter Cushing) keeps his gruesome creation (David Prowse, known for his portrayal of Darth Vader) in stitches in this sixth and final fright fest in Hammer Films' Frankenstein cycle.

 

 

Shopping: Alfie Darling...

1975 UK comedy drama by Ken Hughes, cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here14th March 2020
Alfie Darling is a 1975 UK comedy drama by Ken Hughes.
Starring Alan Price, Jill Townsend and Paul Copley. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1975 X rated cinema release, 1987 18 rated VHS and 2007 15 rated DVD.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Alfie Darling

UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate sex and frequent moderate sex references:

Promotional Material

Sixties icon Alfie Elkins makes a ribald return appearance in this sequel to the classic comedy drama that shot Michael Caine to stardom. Alan Price stars as the Jack-the-Lad with an over-active libido alongside Jill Townsend,
Hannah Gordon, Rula Lenska and Joan Collins. Alfie Darling is presented here as a High Definition remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

Alfie makes a good living driving huge trucks across Europe, with a girl hidden away in every place he visits as well as some along the way! Then he meets cool, aloof Abby, who seems immune to his charms. But Alfie was never one to shy away from a challenge!

SPECIAL FEATURES
[] Theatrical trailer
[] Image gallery

 

 

The Invisible Man...

The film was cut for a 15 rating at cinemas but has been passed 18 uncut for VoD


Link Here13th March 2020
The Invisible Man is a 2020 Australia / USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Leigh Whannell.
Starring Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. BBFC link IMDb

The film follows Cecilia, who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend's suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the better. However, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead.

BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2020. The Irish cinema releases looks to be uncut but 16 rated.

Now the uncut version was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for VoD with the consumer advice: strong injury detail, bloody violence, domestic abuse.

The DVD and Blu-ray ratings have not yet been published but a region 0 Blu-ray release suggests that this could also be 18 uncut.

The cinema release was previously passed 15 for strong bloody violence, threat, language, domestic abuse after BBFC advised pre-cuts:

The BBFC commented:

  • This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised it was likely to be classified 18 uncut but that their preferred 15 classification could be obtained by making small changes to one scene to remove bloody injury detail during an attempted suicide. When the film was submitted for formal classification, the shots in question had been removed and the film was classified 15.

 

 

Updated: Rated 18 for moderate violence and a strong bloody shower scene...

Death Ship age rating increased from 15 to 18


Link Here 13th March 2020
Death Ship is a 1980 UK / Canada / USA horror mystery adventure by Alvin Rakoff.
Starring George Kennedy, Richard Crenna and Nick Mancuso. BBFC link IMDb

Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realize that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has sailed the seas for years, luring unsuspecting sailors aboard and killing them off one by one.

The 1980 cinema release was X rated followed by 18 rated VHS in 1987. But the film was reduced to 15 for 2007 DVD with the consumer advice:

Contains infrequent strong nudity, moderate bloody violence and horror

The film has just been resubmitted for video release late in the year but the age rating has been raised back up to 18 for:

strong nudity, bloody images

There are variant versions of the film but I don't the differences are relevant to the age rating. The age defining scene seems to be where a naked and busty woman is showering only, for the water to turn to blood, (not her blood). The woman gets stuck in the shower by a jammed door and she is eventually killed off screen by the ghostly ship's captain.

The 15 rating surely fits the bill, and the 2007 consumer advice seems accurate. So why has it been bumped up to 18, and why has the BBFC changed the consumer advice so as to no longer mention the 'moderate' violence? It seems that the consumer advice has been phrased to justify the over exaggerated age rating rather than to provide informative advice to viewers.

Update: BBFC Response

The BBFC explained the rating increase in a tweet

We reclassified the latest version of Death Ship 18 due to extended material that included much stronger nudity and bloody images:

An interesting comment as I have never heard before that the theatrical version was cut.

Update: An uncut version

Thanks to Andy, Tim, Mark, Rob and Bendy.

The film was originally cut in the US to obtain an MPAA R rating. In the UK this Theatrical Version was passed X for 1980 cinema release, 18 rated for VHS, and 15 rated for 2007 DVD. This 2007 DVD package was released with an 18 rating due to DVD extras, presumably meaning the DVD extra titled Uncensored bloody shower scene.

In 2018 Scorpion Releasing in the US issued a Blu-ray with a restored and extended version it refers to as the Original Longer Cut. It seems that this version included the Uncensored bloody shower scene and is now set for UK release on Nucleus Blu-ray with an increased BBFC 18 rating.

 

 

Updated: Pet Shop Boys - It Couldn't Happen Here...

1987 UK musical music adventure by Jack Bond was cut in 1987 for chainsticks


Link Here13th March 2020
Pet Shop Boys: It Couldn't Happen Here is a 1987 UK musical music adventure by Jack Bond.
Starring Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe and Joss Ackland. BBFC link IMDb

A cut was required for a 15 rated cinema release in 1987.

Thanks to Scott who obtained the cuts list from the BBFC:

Total footage cut: (by substitution)

Reel 3 In dance number I Love You, You Pay My Rent, remove clear sight of chainsticks wielded by girl in red hood (replacement shot with tighter framing and chainsticks mostly outside frame acceptable).

UK: Passed 15 for strong sex references, nudity:
  • 2020 Bfi (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 15th June 2020

Promotional Material

It Couldn't Happen Here (Ltd Edition DVD + Blu-ray) Directed by Jack Bond Originally conceived as an hour-long video based on the Pet Shop Boys 1987 album, Actually, It Couldn't Happen Here turned into a full-scale feature film directed by Jack Bond ( The Blueblack Hussar ). The first feature-length film starring the Pet Shop Boys alongside Joss Ackland, Gareth Hunt and Barbara Windsor finds Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe on an extraordinary adventure from the coast to London, encountering a curious array of eccentric characters along the way. Pop surrealism meets classic road movie, the film is peppered with hits from the duo's first studio albums, including 'West End Girls', 'It's a Sin', and 'Always On My Mind'. Never less than fascinating, It Couldn't Happen Here is a truly unique film and one that has sadly been unavailable.

Newly remastered by the BFI from a 4K scan, we are delighted to present the worldwide Blu-ray and DVD debut.

Special features

Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition Limited Edition 48-page Digi-book includes writing on the film by Anthony Nield, Jason Wood and William Fowler Feature commentary by Jack Bond, James Dillon and Simon Archer (2020) Interview with Jack Bond (2020) Interview with choreographer Arlene Phillips (2020) Other extras TBC

Update: Uncut

12th March 2020. Thanks to Jon

The BFI has stated that it will release the film uncut and in 16:9, and so it will be presented as it was originally meant to be shown.

Update: Original scene uncut on YouTube

13th March 2020. See article from youtu.be

Thanks to Jon who has located the cut chainsticks on YouTube

 

 

Shopping: Dream Demon...

1988 UK horror by Harley Cokeliss set for UK Blu-ray release on 25th May 2020 with Arrow promising a Director's Cut


Link Here13th March 2020
Dream Demon is a 1988 UK horror by Harley Cokeliss (as Harley Cokliss).
Starring Jemma Redgrave, Kathleen Wilhoite and Timothy Spall. BBFC link IMDb 

The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for 1988 cinema release and 1989 VHS. Arrow is promising a Director's Cut for 2020 Blu-ray.

UK: The Theatrical Version was previously passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2020 Arrow [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th May 2020

Promotional Material

A young bride-to-be s anxieties over her upcoming wedding take on a horrifying, demonic form in this underseen 1988 rubber reality shocker from director/co-writer Harley Cokeliss (Black Moon Rising), starring Timothy Spall and Jemma Redgrave.

As her marriage to decorated war hero Oliver draws near, well-heeled Diana moves into her sprawling new London home where she starts to experience strange and terrifying nightmares. But are these blood-curdling night terrors merely the symptom of an unsettled mind, or the sign of something far sinister at work? Hounded by a pair of sleazy journalists (Timothy Spall and Jimmy Nail), Diana soon crosses paths with American tourist Jenny, who appears to have a strange connection to the foreboding house and its sinister past.

Long dormant on home media since its original VHS release, Dream Demon - a terrific blend of psychological horror and late 80s practical gore effects - has at long-last been stirred from its analogue slumber and arrives on Blu-ray, newly-restored from the original camera negative and in a brand new Director s Cut!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative, supervised and approved by director Harley Cokeliss
  • Director s Cut and Original Theatrical Version
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new scene-select audio commentary with director Harley Cokeliss and producer Paul Webster
  • Newly-filmed interview with director Harley Cokeliss
  • Newly-filmed interview with producer Paul Webster
  • Newly-filmed interview with actress Jemma Redgrave
  • Newly-filmed interview with actor Mark Greenstreet
  • Newly-filmed interview with actor Nickolas Grace
  • Newly-filmed interview with actress Annabelle Lanyon
  • Newly-filmed interview with composer Bill Nelson
  • Foundations of Nightmare: The Making of Dream Demon - contemporary documentary taking a look behind the scenes of the production of Dream Demon, featuring on-set interviews with director Harley Cokeliss, producer Paul Webster, actors Timothy Spall, Jemma Redgrave, Kathleen Wilhoite, composer Bill Nelson and many more
  • Image Galleries
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Christopher Shy
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY!
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anne Bilson, author of the Dream Demon novelisation, and director Harley Cokeliss
  • Reversible poster featuring exclusive newly-commissioned artwork by Christopher Shy
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    Shopping: North Sea Hijack...

    1980 UK action adventure thriller by Andrew V McLaglen, once cut for an 'A' rated cinema release, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here13th March 2020
    North Sea Hijack is a 1980 UK action adventure thriller by Andrew V McLaglen.
    Starring Roger Moore, James Mason and Anthony Perkins. BBFC link IMDb 

    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1980. Uncut and 15 rated on home video. Uncut and PG rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut:
    • 2020 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th March 2020

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis For ffolkes sake! Made between his shifts as James Bond, North Sea Hijack features Roger Moore on top form as a very different sort of hero. When a bunch of terrorists led by Anthony Perkins (Psycho, Murder on the Orient Express) threaten to blow an oil rig (and everyone on board) to kingdom come, there's only one man who can stop them, a woman-hating, cat-loving eccentric called Rufus Excalibur ffolkes (with two small 'f's, if you please) -- and woe betide anyone who gets in his way. Backed up by the great James Mason (The Reckless Moment, Evil Under The Sun) and directed by Andrew V. McClaglan (The Wild Geese), Big Roger has the time of his life as the tetchy terrorist-buster: it's not hard to see why the role was one of his favourites. Also known as 'ffolkes', 88 Films are proud to present a superlative slice of British action.

     

     

    Shopping: Inseminoid...

    1981 UK horror sci-fi thriller by Norman J Warren just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here12th March 2020
    Inseminoid is a 1981 UK horror sci-fi thriller by Norman J. Warren.
    With Robin Clarke, Jennifer Ashley and Stephanie Beacham. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    No censor cuts although a shortened version was released in UK cinemas. The video was seized by police during the video nasties moral panic.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th March 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    "Gory" -- TV Guide "Crazy" -- The Terror Trap "Beautiful" -- Cinemafantastique An alien creature has been waiting millions of years for a chance to breed, and its time has finally come when a group of space explorers unwittingly lands on its home planet. The 12-member crew is investigating for possible origins for the planet's vanished civilization. Instead, they awaken the planet's creature and discover that the horror to come is more terrifying than any nightmare that they could ever imagine!

     

     

    Shopping: The Al Adamson Masterpiece Collection...

    Film set by Al Adamson set for US Blu-ray release on 21st April 2020. A remarkably long list of tussles with censors


    Link Here 8th March 2020
    The Al Adamson Masterpiece Collection is a film set by Al Adamson.
    Starring John Carradine, Russ Tamblyn and John 'Bud' Cardos.
    A fair few censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Severin Films Al Adamson Collection Limited Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st April 2020

    Blood of Dracula's Castle is a 1969 USA horror by Al Adamson and Jean Hewitt (uncredited).
    Starring John Carradine, Paula Raymond and Alexander D'Arcy. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended TV version. The film was cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1969.

    Satan's Sadists is a 1969 USA action horror drama by Al Adamson.
    Starring Russ Tamblyn, Scott Brady and John 'Bud' Cardos. BBFC link IMDb

    Banned by the BBFC for 1970 cinema release. Then cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    The Female Bunch is a 1971 USA action crime western by Al Adamson and John 'Bud' Cardos (uncredited).
    Starring Lon Chaney Jr, Russ Tamblyn and Jennifer Bishop. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1973. Later uncut on 18 rated VHS. Uncut and MPAA R Rated in the US.

    Angels' Wild Women is a 1972 USA action film by Al Adamson.
    Starring Ross Hagen, Kent Taylor and Preston Pierce. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    The Naughty Stewardesses is a 1974 USA comedy drama by Al Adamson.
    Starring Robert Livingston, Connie Hoffman and Richard Smedley. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1974. Cut again for 18 rated VHS but uncut since 2008 18 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Girls For Rent is a 1974 USA crime thriller by Al Adamson.
    Starring Georgina Spelvin, Susie Ewing and Rosalind Miles. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1975 and further cut for 1990 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Jessi's Girls is a 1975 USA western by Al Adamson.
    Starring Sondra Currie, Geoffrey Land and Ben Frank. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1976 and 18 rated VHS in 1986 and 1987. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Black Heat is a 1976 USA action crime drama by Al Adamson.
    Starring Timothy Brown, Russ Tamblyn and Jana Bellan. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1981. Cut again for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    The Dynamite Brothers is a 1974 USA action drama by Al Adamson.
    Starring Timothy Brown, Alan Tang and Aldo Ray. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1976. Later rated 15 uncut for 2003 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Cinderella 2000 is a 1977 USA musical Sci-Fi film by Al Adamson.
    Starring Catharine Burgess, Jay B Larson and Vaughn Armstrong. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and a spicier International Version

    Nurse Sherri is a 1978 USA horror by Al Adamson.
    Starring Geoffrey Land, Jill Jacobson and Marilyn Joi. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Alternate Version with less story but more nudity. No censor cuts in the UK and US.

    Promotional Material

    For the first time ever, experience the complete legacy of writer, producer, director Al Adamson with 30 remastered films on 14 discs including the award-winning documentary BLOOD and FLESH, plus trailers, featurettes, commentaries, a 126-page book and more that span a wild beyond belief world of bloody brains, vicious cowboys, naughty nurses, decrepit actors, sexy stewardesses, mad scientists, brutal bikers, Blaxploitation mayhem, kung fu killers and scenes so SICK the Movies could never show them before!
    • Disc 1: Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson/The Female Bunch
    • Disc 2: Psycho A Go-Go/Fiend with the Electronic Brain/Blood of Ghastly Horror
    • Disc 3: Halfway to Hell/Five Bloody Graves
    • Disc 4: Blood of Dracula's Castle (Both Theatrical and TV cuts)/Horror of the Blood Monsters
    • Disc 5: Smashing the Crime Syndicate (a.k.a The Fakers)/Hell's Bloody Devils
    • Disc 6: Dracula vs. Frankenstein/Brain of Blood
    • Disc 7: Satan's Sadists/Angel's Wild Women
    • Disc 8: The Naughty Stewardesses/Blazing Stewardesses
    • Disc 9: Girls For Rent/Jessi's Girls/Nurses For Sale
    • Disc 10: Black Heat/The Dynamite Brothers
    • Disc 11: Mean Mother/Uncle Tom's Cabin
    • Disc 12: Black Samurai/Death Dimension
    • Disc 13: Sunset Cove/Cinderella 2000/Nurse Sherri
    • Disc 14: Carnival Magic/LOST

     

     

    Shopping: Phase IV...

    1974 UK / USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Saul Bass set for UK Blu-ray release on 6th April 2020 with the first video release of the alternative ending


    Link Here5th March 2020
    Phase IV is a 1974 UK / USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Saul Bass.
    Starring Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy and Lynne Frederick. BBFC link IMDb 

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

    From IMDb:

    In the book Future Tense by John Brosnan, an alternate ending to the film was described: Bass originally filmed a spectacular, surreal montage lasting four minutes, showing what life would be like in the 'new' Earth, but this was cut by the distributor. A preview version with this ending intact was shown to some audiences in 1973-4.

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

    The 2020 101 Films Bu-ray is the first disk to include the alternate ending amongst the extras.

    UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate horror:
    • 2020 101 Films Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 6th April 2020
    • 2020 101 Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    101 Films presents 1970s sci-fi classic Phase IV (1974), a gripping and philosophical cult classic that examines humanity s place in the universe. Title 012 on the 101 Films Black Label and a UK Blu-ray debut, Phase IV is the only feature film directed by designer and filmmaker Saul Bass, this release includes his original ending, among a host of additional extras, including a bonus disc featuring the finest of the director s short films. This limited-edition version features special packaging, and a booklet with newly commissioned writing on the history of killer bug movies and the career of Saul Bass.

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

    • Extras/Episodes:
    • New HD restoration
    • The Original Saul Bass ending (plus optional commentary)
    • An Ant's Life: Contextualising Phase IV
    • Commentary with film historians Allan Bryce and Richard Holliss
    • Limited Edition Booklet: includes Phase IV by Deborah Allison, and Adapt or Die: Killer Bug Cinema and Phase IV by Liam Hathaway
       
    • Saul Bass: Short Films (Disc 2)
    • The Searching Eye (1964)
    • Why Man Creates (1968)
    • Bass on Titles (1977)
    • Notes on the Popular Arts (1978)
    • The Solar Film (1980)
    • Quest (1984) (new HD restoration)

     

     

    Shopping: 8 Diagram Pole Fighter...

    1984 Hong Kong action drama by Chia-Liang Liu just released on UK Blu-ray with previous BBFC cuts just waived


    Link Here5th March 2020
    The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter is a 1984 Hong Kong action drama by Chia-Liang Liu.
    Starring Chia-Hui Liu, Sheng Fu and Lily Li. BBFC link IMDb 

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1984 cinema release and 18 rated 1987 VHS. The cuts were waived for 2020 Blu-ray release
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence after previous BBFC cuts waived:
    • 2020 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 2nd March 2020

    Promotional Material

    Although made when the mighty Shaw Brothers studio were stepping away from film production, Eight Diagram Pole Fighter shows they had plenty of fight left in them: indeed, it's one of the best films they ever produced.

    It's based on a story from Chinese history: a heroic general is betrayed on the battlefield. He and five of his sons are killed, but two of his sons are able to escape. Haunted by what happened to their father and brothers they begin to think of revenge but they will have to tread with care. The traitor and his troops are on their tail, and he means to finish the job he started.

    Tragically, co-star Alexander Fu Sheng (Heroes Shed No Tears, The Brave Archer) died in a car accident mid-way through filming. But under the careful hands of master filmmaker Lau Kar-leung (The 36th Camber of Shaolin, Drunken Master 2), the finished film is a worthy tribute to this great star. 88 Films are proud to present the UK blu ray premiere of one of the true masterpieces of Hong Kong cinema.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • RESTORED MASTER
    • Audio Commentary by Genre Cinema expert Scott Harrison
    • Uncompressed English Dub Soundtrack
    • Uncompressed Original Cantonese Soundtrack with newly translated English Subtitles
    • Reversible sleeve with newly commissioned Artwork by "Kung Fu Bob" O'Brien and rare Original poster artwork

     

     

    Shopping: Sergio Leone Westerns - Five Film Collection...

    Film set by Sergio Leone just released on US Blu-ray, and all of them were cut at some time in their history


    Link Here4th March 2020
    Sergio Leone Westerns - Five Film Collection is a film set by Sergio Leone.
    Starring Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson.  

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics Sergio Leone Westerns (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 3rd March 2020
    A Fistful of Dollars is a 1964 Italy / Spain / West Germany western by Sergio Leone.
    Starring Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté and Marianne Koch. BBFC link IMDb
    Originally cut in the US for an 'M' rated theatrical release. The US cut version was further cut by the BBFC for an X (16) rated 1967 cinema release and it seems the same version was released again in 1981 for an 'AA' rated cinema re-release.

    A slightly extended UK Theatrical version was released on pre-cert VHS in 1983 and 15 rated VHS in 1987. Uncut and 15 rated in the UK since 1999.

    Meanwhile in the US the film was released uncut and MPAA Unrated on 1988 VHS. An R rating was obtained for the uncut version in 1994 and applies to all subsequent releases.

    For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italy/Spain/West Germany western by Sergio Leone.
    With Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X (16) rated cinema release. Also cut in the US for an M rating. Later the cuts were restored but editors seem to have missed a scene. The complete version was eventually released in Germany.
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italy / Spain / West Germany western adventure by Sergio Leone.
    Starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 1968 cinema release and 1986 VHS. The shorter international Version was uncut since 2000 DVD. The Director's Cut/Extended Version was released uncut in 2008.
    Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italy / USA western by Sergio Leone.
    Starring Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson and Claudia Cardinale. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A" rated cinema release in 1969. The film was uncut and 'AA' rated for 1982 cinema release. Uncut on home video with a 15 rating until 2003 but with a 12 rating from 2011. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US. There is a longer Director's Cut released in Italy.
    A Fistful of Dynamite (aka Duck You Sucker) is a 1971 Italian action film by Sergio Leone.
    With Rod Steiger, James Coburn and Romolo Valli. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a shortened US Version, a Standard Version and shorter and longer variants of the Restored Version. The BBFC cut the 2005 release for horse falls. The full length restored version was released on US Blu-ray with strong language cuts. Whilst in the UK the release featured a better quality uncut sound track, but 2 horse falls were cut.

    Promotional Material

    FIVE RESTORED SPAGHETTI WESTERNS FROM THE MAN WHO STARTED THE GENRE! This collection includes all five westerns directed by the great Sergio Leone.

    A Fistful of Dollars (1964) starring Clint Eastwood as 'The Man with No Name' with Marianne Koch, Gian Maria Volontè and Mario Brega;

    For a Few Dollars More (1965) stars Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega and Luigi Pistilli;

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) -- Leone's first masterpiece was the final film in 'The Man with No Name' trilogy, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, Aldo Giuffrè, Al Mulock, Mario Brega and Luigi Pistilli;

    Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) is considered by most to be his second masterpiece and at the time, his most ambitious film, stars Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Jack Elam, Woody Strode, Al Mulock, Gabriele Ferzetti, Keenan Wynn, Frank Wolf and Lionel Stander;

    A Fistful of Dynamite (1971), the maestro's final epic western stars Rod Steiger, James Coburn and Romolo Valli.

    All 5 films in this collection feature classic scores by legendary composer, Ennio Morricone (Navajo Joe, Death Rides a Horse, The Sicilian Clan, The Hateful Eight) and are loaded with special features.

    Special Features:
    -Three Audio Commentaries by Tim Lucas
    -Three Audio Commentaries by Sir Christopher Frayling
    -Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
    -Audio Commentary with Filmmakers John Carpenter, John Milius, Alex Cox and Bernardo Bertolucci, Film Historians Sir Christopher Frayling and Dr. Sheldon Hall, and Actress Claudia Cardinale
    -Documentaries
    -Featurettes
    -Location Comparisons
    -Interviews
    -Image Galleries
    -Radio Spots
    -Alternate Trailers
    -Double-Bill Trailers
    -Theatrical Trailers
    And More!

     

     

    Goodfellas...

    An update about MPAA cuts


    Link Here3rd March 2020
    Goodfellas is a 1990 USA crime biography by Martin Scorsese.
    Starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci. Youtube linkBBFC link IMDb

    Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to climb up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, is badly affected by his partners' success, but will he stoop low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy?

    Thanks to Cameron who spotted cuts previously missing from Melon Farmers.

    See article from en.wikipedia.org

    Director Martin Scorsese had to remove ten frames (0.4s) of bloody imagery from Goodfellas in order to ensure an R rating from the MPAA.

    These cuts have applied to all releases since.

     

     

    The Invisible Man...

    The latest cinema release to be cut for a lower rating


    Link Here2nd March 2020

    The Invisible Man is a 2020 Australia / USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Leigh Whannell.
    Starring Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. BBFC link IMDb

    The film follows Cecilia, who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend's suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the better. However, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead.

    BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2020. The Irish cinema releases looks to be uncut bit 16 rated.

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    run: 124:21s
    pal: 119:23s
    Ireland 16
    Ireland
    Ireland : Passed 16 uncut for " Strong psychological threat and violence. Scene of self-harm "
    • 2020 cinema release

    The Irish cinema is 3s longer and references the cut scene in the consumer advice so it seems likely that this is the uncut version.

    BBFC cut
    advised category
    cuts 
    cut: 3s
    run: 124:18s
    pal: 119:20s
    15UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, threat, language, domestic abuse after BBFC advised pre-cuts:
    • 2020 cinema release
    The BBFC commented:
    • This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised it was likely to be classified 18 uncut but that their preferred 15 classification could be obtained by making small changes to one scene to remove bloody injury detail during an attempted suicide. When the film was submitted for formal classification, the shots in question had been removed and the film was classified 15.

     

     

    Shopping: The Fast Lady...

    1962 UK comedy by Ken Annakin, cut by the BBFC in 1962, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here2nd March 2020
    The Fast Lady is a 1962 UK comedy by Ken Annakin.
    Starring Leslie Phillips, Julie Christie and James Robertson Justice. BBFC link IMDb 

    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1962. It is likely that this same version was rated PG for 2004 DVD.

    UK: It is likely that cut cinema version was passed PG for mild language and sex references:
    • 2020 Network (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th February 2020

    Promotional Material

    James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips and Stanley Baxter give hilarious performances in this highly popular comedy from the early 1960s. Prominently featuring Julie Christie in a very early role, The Fast Lady is featured here as a brand-new High Definition restoration from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

    Fervent cyclist Murdoch Troon is run unceremoniously off the road by impatient car-driving tycoon Charles Chingford. While tracking down Chingford to give him a piece of his mind, Murdoch falls for his beautiful, car-mad daughter and finds himself talked into buying a 1927 vintage Red Label Speed Bentley in order to impress her. But first, he must learn how to drive!

    SPECIAL FEATURES
    [] Theatrical trailer
    [] Image gallery
    [] Booklet by Andrew Pixley

     

     

    Shopping: Zombie Island Massacre...

    1984 USA horror by John N Carter, cut by the BBFC for VHS, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here2nd March 2020
    Zombie Island Massacre is a 1984 USA horror by John N Carter.
    Starring David Broadnax, Rita Jenrette and Tom Cantrell. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1996. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Zombie Island Massacre

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 25th February 2020
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    A group of Americans, on what they assumed would be a relaxing and fun-filled vacation in the Caribbean, soon find themselves trapped in the island wilderness after their tour bus breaks down. Alone and stranded, the group begin to fall prey to an unknown, voodoo mask wearing assailant who bumps them off in various nasty ways, ranging from decapitation and evisceration, to impalement. As the surviving members of the group frantically search for help, they begin to suspect that not all of them might be who they claim they are, and that one of them might be a cold-blooded killer...

    John N. Carter's ZOMBIE ISLAND MASSACRE , the production of which is still somewhat shrouded in mystery, was produced at the height of the 80s slasher craze and features all of the genre hallmarks including gruesome death, gratuitous nudity, and an entirely original looking 'killer guise,' along with a score by genre favorite Harry Manfredini ( Friday the 13th ). Previously viewable only in dark and drab video sourced editions which mask its impressive special effects and surprisingly colorful cinematography by Robert Baldwin ( The Exterminator ), Vinegar Syndrome brings ZOMBIE ISLAND MASSACRE to Blu-ray, newly restored from its 35mm original negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm camera negative
    3. Original theatrical trailer
    4. Multiple TV spots
    5. Promotional 'sizzle' reel
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Offsite Article: Doctor Sleep...


    Link Here1st March 2020
    MovieCensorship.com compares the Theatrical Version with the Director's Cut

    See article from movie-censorship.com

     

     

    Shopping: Father Came Too!...

    1964 UK comedy by Peter Graham Scott, cut by the BBFC in 1963, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here1st March 2020
    Father Came Too! is a 1964 UK comedy by Peter Graham Scott.
    Starring James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips and Stanley Baxter. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A" rated cinema release in 1963.
    UK: Passed PG for mild sex references, slapstick and language after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2020 Network (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th February 2020

    Promotional Material

    James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips and Stanley Baxter star in this hilarious (though somewhat loose) sequel to The Fast Lady ! Featuring a remarkable array of comedy talent including Ronnie Barker, Kenneth Cope, Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd Father Came Too! is featured here as a brand-new High Definition restoration from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

    Newlyweds Dexter and Juliet Munro purchase a ramshackle cottage in order to escape her overbearing father, Shakespearean actor-manager Sir Beverly Grant. But Sir Beverley soon turns up on the doorstep, determined to "help"... and the incompetent builder and his skiffling workmates hired by his son-in-law quickly earn the full force of his temper!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    [] Theatrical trailer
    [] Image gallery

     

     

    Perfect Friday...

    1970 UK crime comedy by Peter Hall just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here29th February 2020
    Perfect Friday is a 1970 UK crime comedy by Peter Hall.
    Starring Ursula Andress, Stanley Baker and David Warner. IMDb

    Cut the BBFC for the AA (14) rated 1970 cinema release. Probably the same version for the 2013 DVD

    US: MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th February 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th February 2020

    Promotional Material

    Lord Nicholas "Nick" Dorset (David Warner, Morgan!, Time After Time) and his beautiful wife Lady Britt Dorset (Ursula Andress, Dr. No, The 10th Victim) are a glamorous couple who live completely beyond their means. Their bank manager, Mr. Graham (Stanley Baker, Robbery, The Criminal), who envies his customers' wealth, has devised a foolproof plan to rob his own bank of £200,000, and Nick and Britt's desperate financial situation makes them ideal accomplices. To complicate things even further, Mr. Graham becomes involved with and falls in love with the gorgeous Lady Dorset! Peter Hall (The Homecoming) wonderfully directs this crime-comedy beautifully shot by Alan Hume (Runaway Train, Return of the Jedi) and co-starring T.P. McKenna (Straw Dogs).

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Peter Tonguette
    -Optional English Subtitles
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Trailers

     

     

    Hot Dog... The Movie...

    1984 USA comedy romance by Peter Markle just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here29th February 2020
    Hot Dog... The Movie is a 1984 USA comedy romance by Peter Markle.
    Starring David Naughton, Patrick Houser and Tracy Smith. IMDb

    There exists an uncut Producer's Cut and an MPAA R rated theatrical version. The UK releases match the running time of the Producer's Cut.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Synapse Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th February 2020
    • 2020 Synapse Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th February 2020

    Promotional Material

    The Iconic '80s T&A Cult Classic - For the First Time Ever in its Original Uncut Version!

    Harkin Banks (Patrick Houser) is an American hot-dogger who enters a winter skiing competition and goes pole-to-pole with Rudi (John Patrick Reger), an arrogant Austrian pro who will do anything to win! As Harkin's "Rat Pack" and Rudi's "Rudettes" battle on and off the slopes, Rudi's ultra-sexy ex-girlfriend (Shannon Tweed, Playboy's 1982 Playmate of the Year) sets her sights on Harkin with a few "pointers" of her own. Culminating in a final and dangerous "Chinese Downhill" race, only one will be victorious!

    See and hear HOT DOG … THE MOVIE the way it was always meant to be in this "Unrated Producer's Cut" of the iconic '80s T&A ski-comedy classic! Remastered in 4K from the uncut 35mm camera negative and remixed in 5.1 surround sound, this is writer/co-producer Mike Marvin's original version of the film containing additional nudity, sex and restored scenes not included in the 1984 theatrical release.

    Special Features:

    New 4K restoration of the producer's uncut version from the recently discovered original 35mm camera negative. New 5.1 surround sound mix (Original 2.0 theatrical mono mix also included).
    HOT DOG: THE DOCUMENTARY - An all-new 50 minute featurette including new interviews with director Peter Markle, co-producer/writer Mike Marvin, and cast members David Naughton, Tracy Smith, John Patrick Reger and Frank Koppala.
    Audio commentary with co-producer/writer Mike Marvin.
    Original theatrical trailer, TV spot, radio spots, and music video.
    Liner notes by TEEN MOVIE HELL author, Mike McPadden.

     

     

    Shopping: Paranoia...

    1970 Italy / France / Spain crime mystery thriller by Umberto Lenzi, once cut in the US, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here28th February 2020
    Paranoia (aka A Quiet Place to Kill) is a 1970 Italy / France / Spain crime mystery thriller by Umberto Lenzi.
    Starring Carroll Baker, Jean Sorel and Luis Dávila. BBFC link IMDb
    Shortened and/or cut in the US and was titled A Quiet Place to Kill. This version was passed X by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release. The original version titled Paranoia was passed 15 uncut for 2019 Blu-ray.

    In 1969 another film from the same director was called Orgasmo in Italy but was re-titled Paranoia in the US. This then caused confusion when in the following year the director made another film and called it Paranoia. So to save confusion the US distributors re-titled the second film to A Quiet Place To Kill. But this has caused confusion ever since.

    Summary Notes

    A race-car driver whose life, both personal and professional, is in a rapid downfall is invited by her ex-husband's new wife to stay at their plush estate. The two women form a bond, and it's not long before their mutual dislike for the husband culminates into a plan to kill him. As it turns out, though, they're not alone in plotting murder.

    UK: The Original Version was passed 15 uncut for sexualised nudity
    • 2020 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th February 2020

     

     

    Shopping: The Astrologer...

    1975 USA horror by James Glickenhaus, once seized during the video nasties panic, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here27th February 2020
    The Astrologer is a 1975 USA horror by James Glickenhaus (as Jim Glickenhaus).
    Starring Bob Byrd, Mark Buntzman and James Glickenhaus. IMDb

    Released on pre-cert VHS and got caught up in the video nasties panic and was seized by police. It didn't become an official video nasty though. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Severin (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th February 2020
    • 2020 Severin R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th February 2020

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    THE ASTROLOGER - Director James Glickenhaus' feature debut.

    Before he became NYC's favorite '80s action auteur with hits like THE EXTERMINATOR, THE PROTECTOR and SHAKEDOWN, as well as executive producer of grindhouse classics that included MANIAC COP, FRANKENHOOKER and BASKET CASE 2 & 3, writer/director James Glickenhaus made his feature debut with this bizarre tale of government skullduggery, satanic killings, zodiacal mayhem and messianic horror. Playboy centerfold Monica Tidwell (NOCTURNA) stars in the "ultra-obscure and undeniably fascinating" (Fright.com) thriller.

    Also known as SUICIDE CULT and a one-time U.K. Section 3 'Video Nasty', THE ASTROLOGER is based on the acclaimed novel by John Cameron. Now featuring a 4k scan from the director's personal answer print and loaded with all-new Special Features.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    Sign of the Times - James Glickenhaus on THE ASTROLOGER.
    Monica and THE ASTROLOGER - Interview with Actress Monica Tidwell.
    Tales from the Set - Interviews with Filmmakers Brendan Faulkner and Frank M. Farel.
    Zodiacal Locations - The Filming Sites of THE ASTROLOGER.

     

     

    Shopping: The Candy Snatchers...

    1973 USA crime horror thriller by Guerdon Trueblood, once banned by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here26th February 2020
    The Candy Snatchers is a 1973 USA crime horror thriller by Guerdon Trueblood.
    Starring Tiffany Bolling, Ben Piazza and Susan Sennett. BBFC link IMDb 

    Banned by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release. Uncut in the US

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 25th February 2020

    Promotional Material

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

    Candy, a teenage heiress to a large fortune, is kidnapped by a trio of small time criminals on her way home from Catholic school. After burying her alive in an unmarked grave, the trio attempts to extort Candy's father, a wealthy jeweler, for a hefty ransom. But, what seemed like a simple, straightforward kidnapping soon spirals out of control with violent consequences and Candy's only hope for survival is a young mute boy who knows where she is buried.

    Unflinchingly dark, violent, and merciless all the way through its notorious final shot, THE CANDY SNATCHERS remains one of the seminal pieces of early '70s cult filmmaking. The only theatrical feature directed by acclaimed screenwriter Guerdon Trueblood ( Welcome Home Soldier Boys ; Jaws 3-D ), THE CANDY SNATCHERS stars Tiffany Bolling ( Wicked Wicked ), Ben Piazza ( The Blues Brothers ), Vince Martorano ( Kojak ), and Susan Sennett as Candy. Exquisitely shot by Robert Maxwell ( Blood Mania ), Vinegar Syndrome presents this key piece of drive-in cinema on Blu-ray for the very first time, newly restored in 4K from its camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD Combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
    3. "A Dark Film" - an interview with director Guerdon Trueblood
    4. "Snatching the Role" - an interview with actor Vince Martorano
    5. "Digging up the Past" - an interview with producer Gary Adelman
    6. Audio commentary with film historian Nathaniel Thompson
    7. Promotional still and archival article gallery
    8. Reversible cover artwork
    9. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: X the Unknown...

    1956 UK Sci-Fi Hammer horror by Leslie Norman and Joseph Losey just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here23rd February 2020
    X the Unknown is a 1956 UK Sci-Fi Hammer horror by Leslie Norman and Joseph Losey (uncredited).
    Starring Dean Jagger, Edward Chapman and Leo McKern. IMDb

    No BBFC cuts for an X rating in 1956, however the BBFC did suggest cuts at the script stage. Later uncut for a PG rating for 2003 DVD. Uncut ad MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: X the Unknown

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th February 2020

    Promotional Material

    "Entertaining, suspenseful ... a well-produced piece of science-fiction ... a step above many of the monster movies that came out in the same time period" -- The Telltale Mind Can anything escape this terror? British commandos on maneuvers become ill with mysterious symptoms and horrific burns. Dr. Adam Royston (Dean Jagger), an atomic scientist from a nearby research station, suspects lethal radiation ... but is mystified by the cause. At a nearby hospital, the phenomenon reappears and engulfs more innocent people, including a hospital orderly whose skin melts away from his body! Dr. Royston speculates that the unknown is on a quest to absorb radiation and expand in size and range as it claims more and more victims. As time runs short, he becomes desperate to trap the entity before its power overcomes mankind!

     

     

    Shopping: Shatter...

    1974 UK / Hong Kong Hammer Films action drama by Michael Carreras and Monte Hellman, cut by the BBFC, set for uncut US Blu-ray release on 28th April 2020


    Link Here22nd February 2020
    Shatter is a 1974 UK / Hong Kong action drama by Michael Carreras and Monte Hellman (uncredited).
    Starring Stuart Whitman, Lung Ti and Lily Li. BBFC link IMDb

    A co-production between Hammer and the Hong Kong Shaw Brothers was cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1975. A uncut version is set for 2020 Blu-ray. This was Peter Cushing's last film for Hammer.

    The 1975 BBFC cuts were to remove a hook impaling and a man being shot and spitting blood during the dock fight.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    Hammer Films and The Shaw Brothers come together again for an exciting action film! International assassin Shatter (Stuart Whitman, Crazy Mama, Ruby) completes a contract kill on an African dictator and heads for Hong Kong to collect his payment. But when he finds himself marked for death in a deadly double-cross, the hit man is hunted through the seedy underworld. Now with the help of a kung fu master (Ti Lung, A Better Tomorrow), Shatter must take on the international drug syndicate in a final showdown of violence and vengeance! Filmed on location in Hong Kong, Shatter (also known as Call Him Mr. Shatter) was the second and last of Hammer's co-productions with the famed Shaw Brothers studio (The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires). Cult director Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop, Cockfighter) was replaced mid-production by producer Michael Carreras who completed this troubled-yet-fascinating action thriller that co-stars Anton Diffring (Circus Of Horrors) and the legendary Peter Cushing in his final Hammer performance.

     

     

    Shopping: The Light at the Edge of the World...

    1971 USA / Spain / Liechtenstein fantasy adventure thriller by Kevin Billington, once heavily cut for a BBFC 'A' rating, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here22nd February 2020
    The Light at the Edge of the World is a 1971 USA / Spain / Liechtenstein fantasy adventure thriller by Kevin Billington.
    Starring Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner and Samantha Eggar. BBFC link IMDb

    Heavy cuts to violence for an 'A' rated cinema release. The violence cuts were waived for 15 rated DVD in 2004 but cuts were required for animal cruelty. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th February 2020

    Promotional Material

    A classic adventure from Jules Verne, the legendary writer of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days, From the Earth to the Moon and The Mysterious Island! On the bleak, storm-tossed southern tip of South America, a lonely lighthouse guards the world's most treacherous--and lucrative--shipping lane. But beyond the forces of nature, the lighthouse keepers must also face an even more formidable foe, and soon the turbulent waters become the bloody battleground of two men who fight for control of the cruel Cape Horn and for the pleasures of a helpless, shipwrecked beauty. Kirk Douglas (The Vikings) is Denton, the iron-willed lighthouse keeper who confronts the murderous pirate captain Kongre, played with delicious malevolence by Yul Brynner (Kings of the Sun) in one of his favorite roles. Samantha Eggar (Return from the Ashes) is Arabella, an English noblewoman imperiled by her beauty, desired by both men. The only hope to save the seas and their many travelers flickers in a single dim beacon, known to sailors as The Light at the Edge of the World! The stellar cast includes Fernando Rey (The French Connection), Renato Salvatori (Rocco and His Brothers), Massimo Ranieri (Chronicle of a Homicide) and Aldo Sambrell (Navajo Joe). Stunning cinematography by the great Henri Decaë (Le Samouraï, The Sicilian Clan).

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson - Incorporating Interviews with Producer Ilya Salkind and Director Kevin Billington
    -Radio Spot
    -Optional English Subtitles
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Rasputin: The Mad Monk...

    1966 UK Hammer film by Don Sharp just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here21st February 2020
    Rasputin: The Mad Monk is a 1966 UK drama by Don Sharp.
    With Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley and Richard Pasco. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 1966 cinema release. the cuts persisted to VHS. Uncut for DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th February 2020

    Reviews

    • See review from thedigitalbits.com : " Christopher Lee's take on the character, playing him as larger than life, gives the film a central performance that's worth appreciating "

    Promotional Material

    Hammer Films' dual reputation for screen shock and flamboyant costume adventure meld in this tale of the real-life "holy man" whose evil charm held the fate of an entire nation in its grip.

    In Czarist Russia, Rasputin (Christopher Lee), a peasant monk, mysteriously demonstrates his healing powers by saving a woman's life and asking only for wine and a Bacchanalian celebration in return. But soon Rasputin uses his evil charm and powers to become increasingly manipulative and violent. Ferocious, devious and other-worldly, this uncouth peasant ingratiates himself bit by bit into the lives of the sophisticated royal class ... Christopher Lee's multi-layered performance as Rasputin rates as one of the best portrayals in any film.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • Presented In Two Aspect Ratios -- 2.35:1 And 2.55:1
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman, Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr, And Filmmaker/Film Historian Ted Newsom
    • Tall Stories: The Making Of Rasputin The Mad Monk
    • Brought To Book: Hammer Novelisations
    • World of Hammer Episodes: COSTUMERS And CHRISTOPHER LEE
    • Audio Commentary With Stars Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Francis Matthews, And Suzan Farmer
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • TV Spots
    • Still Gallery

     

     

    Shopping: Hollywood Horror House...

    1970 USA horror thriller by Donald Wolfe, once cut by the BBFC, set for US Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 31st March 2020


    Link Here20th February 2020
    Hollywood Horror House is a 1970 USA horror thriller by Donald Wolfe.
    Starring Miriam Hopkins, David Garfield and Gale Sondergaard. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 1982 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 31st March 2020

    Promotional Material

    Vic Valance ( David Garfield ) is an enigmatic young man who has manipulated his way into working at the decaying mansion of a once prolific, but now reclusive and alcoholic, movie star named Katharine Packard ( Miriam Hopkins ). While the rest of the house staff become suspicious of Vic's intentions, the aging movie queen finds in him a companion and, she hopes, a lover. But as Vic begins behaving in more and more erratic ways, it becomes clear that he's far more sinister than his demeanor implies and might in fact be a vicious serial killer who has been murdering and dismembering middle-aged women in Hollywood...

    A psychedelic proto-slasher by way of Sunset Blvd, HOLLYWOOD HORROR HOUSE (aka SAVAGE INTRUDER ) was shot on and off between late 1969 and mid 1973 by writer/producer/director Donald Wolfe, with funds from his star home bus tour company. Chock full of lurid, candy-colored freak-outs shot by John Morrill ( A Boy and His Dog ) along with surprisingly grisly murder set pieces, plus a supporting cast including Gale Sondergaard , Virginia Wing ( Law and Order ), Florence Lake ( Welcome to Arrow Beach ), and Joe Besser ( The Three Stooges ) in his final role in a feature film, HOLLYWOOD HORROR HOUSE ramps up its weirdness all the way through it's demented final act and comes to Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome, newly restored in 4k from its original 35mm camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm camera negative
    3. Historical commentary track with David Decoteau of RapidHeart.tv and David Del Valle of SinisterImage.com
    4. Promotional image gallery
    5. Reversible cover artwork
    6. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: The Criminal...

    1960 UK crime drama by Joseph Losey, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here20th February 2020
    The Criminal (aka The Concrete Jungle) is a 1960 UK crime drama by Joseph Losey.
    Starring Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker and Grégoire Aslan. BBFC link IMDb 

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1963. Uncut and initially PG rated on home video but raised to 12 for 2008 DVD. Uncut an MPAA Unrated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th February 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 18th February 2020

    Promotional Material

    A hard-boiled crime classic from Joseph Losey, the legendary director of The Servant, Accident, Eva, Secret Ceremony and Figures in a Landscape! Stanley Baker (Zulu, Robbery, Perfect Friday) stars as underworld kingpin Johnny Bannion, sprung from prison by his best friend Mike Carter (Sam Wanamaker, Raw Deal, The Sell-Out) to mastermind a daring racetrack heist. But when Johnny is betrayed and sent back to prison shortly after hiding the stolen loot, he must survive an ordeal of brutality at the hands of his fellow convicts and former accomplices. Co-starring Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange, The Birthday Party) and Nigel Green (Tobruk, The Skull) and beautifully shot in striking black-and-white by the great Robert Krasker (The Third Man, Brief Encounter), The Criminal (also known as The Concrete Jungle) is the grim and gritty film noir that was originally advertised as "The Toughest Picture Ever Made in Britain!"

    Special Features:
    -Brand New 4K Restoration
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
    -Optional English Subtitles
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Je t'aime moi non plus...

    1976 France drama by Serge Gainsbourg, once banned by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here19th February 2020
    I Love You, I Don't (Je t'aime moi non plus) is a 1976 France drama by Serge Gainsbourg.
    With Jane Birkin, Joe Dallesandro and Hugues Quester. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Banned by the BBFC for its 1976 cinema release. Passed uncut for home video in 1993. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Kino Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th February 2020
    • 2020 Kino Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 18th February 2020

    Promotional Material

    Cult icon Serge Gainsbourg wrote, directed, and scored Je t'aime moi non plus, a tale of doomed
    love between a lonely truck stop waitress (Jane Birkin, Blow-Up) and a gay, hunky garbage truck driver
    (Joe Dallesandro, Flesh), whose boyfriend (Hugues Quester) becomes increasingly jealous of the two.
    Sharing its title with Gainsbourg and Birkin's sexually explicit 1969 hit pop song, the film is an equally
    provocative depiction of an unlikely couple's torrid affair.

    Special Features:
    -Audio commentary by film historian Samm Deighan
    -New interview with star Joe Dallesandro
    -Q&A with Jane Birkin and Joe Dallesandro (courtesy of Film at Lincoln Center)
    -Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: My Bloody Valentine...

    1981 Canada horror mystery thriller by George Mihalka just released on US Blu-ray with cuts restored in the best version yet


    Link Here15th February 2020
    My Bloody Valentine is a 1981 Canada horror mystery thriller by George Mihalka.
    Starring Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier and Neil Affleck. IMDb
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. No further cuts were required in the UK for X rated cinema release, 18 rated VHS and 15 rated DVD. US cuts were mostly restored for a much appreciated and MPAA Unrated Special Edition on US DVD and Blu-ray in 2009, however the restored scenes were low def only. Shout Factory is promising a 4K scan of the uncut version for 2020 Blu-ray.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: My Bloody Valentine

    US: The Uncut Version is MPAA Unrated:
    US:
    The cut Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory [Theatrical + Uncut version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th February 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Reviews

    Simon Diabolik comments on Facebook:

    Disappointing the SF blu isn't a scan from the uncut negative, less cut definitely, but far from uncut. And the same in terms of restored footage as the previous Lions Gate U.S blu ray.

    Interestingly the U.K theatrical release featured the climactic arm ripping inserted. I know as a dear friend who worked for UIP had the enviable task of splicing the footage in from a reel of censored gore distributed to most territories.

    And Chris adds:

     I saw the UK 35mm print back in 2003, that ending footage was indeed spliced back in (notably different image quality).

    Promotional Material

    ... My Bloody Valentine stands up with Black Christmas as the best Canada has to offer in the oft-slighted slasher horror subgenre." -- Canuxploitation.com

    On Valentine's Day, someone always loses their heart. Twenty years ago, this small town lost more than that. When supervisors abandoned their posts to attend the town's annual holiday dance, a tragedy claimed the lives of five miners. The sole survivor, Harry Warden, was institutionalized, but returned for a vengeful massacre on the disaster's first anniversary.

    Nineteen years later, the town is gearing up for another Valentine's Day party. Teen sweethearts T.J. and Sarah, along with their friend Axel, are among the excited partygoers. But when a box of candy containing an eerie warning and blood-soaked heart arrive, the townsfolk realize that romance is as good as dead. And so are they ...

    This Deluxe Limited Edition contains:
    • The collector's edition 2-disc Blu-Ray with slipcover
    • A limited edition 18" x 24" rolled poster of the newly-designed art from artist Joel Robinson
    • A second slipcover -- made exclusively for this promotion -- featuring newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez
    • A limited edition 18" x 24" rolled poster of the newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez

    Bonus Features DISC ONE: THEATRICAL VERSION

    • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
    • NEW An Anemic Valentine -- An Interview With Director George Mihalka
    • NEW From The Heart -- An Interview With Actor Paul Kelman
    • NEW Friends Of Mine -- An Interview With Actress Lori Hallier
    • NEW Axel, Be My Valentine -- An Interview With Actor Neil Affleck
    • NEW Becoming Sylvia -- An Interview With Actress Helene Udy
    • NEW The Secret Keeper -- An Interview With Actor Rob Stein
    • NEW Broken Hearts And Broken Bones -- An Interview With Special Makeup Effects Designer Tom Burman
    • NEW Holes In The Heart -- A Look At The Difference Between The Theatrical Version And The Uncut Version
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Original TV Spots
    • Original Radio Spots
    • Still Gallery
    DISC TWO: UNCUT VERSION
    • NEW 4K Scan Of The Uncut Original Camera Negative
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Director George Mihalka
    • MY BLOODY VALENTINE 35 th Anniversary Cast Reunion Panel At The Bay Of Blood Convention In Florida Featuring Director George Mihalka, Cast Members Lori Hallier, Helene Udy, Rob Stein, Peter Cowper, Thomas Kovacs, Jim Murchison, Alf Humphreys, And Hosted By Brian Singleton
    • Thomas Kovacs Performs "The Ballad Of Harry Warden" At The Bay Of Blood Convention With Peter Cowper And Jim Murchison

     

     

    Shopping: Station Six Sahara...

    1963 UK / West Germany drama by Seth Holt, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here14th February 2020
    Station Six-Sahara is a 1963 UK / West Germany drama by Seth Holt.
    Starring Carroll Baker, Peter van Eyck and Ian Bannen. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1962. Hopefully uncut for 2020 15 rated DVD and Blu-ray

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for sexualised nudity, strong sex references, brief sexual threat:
    • 2020 Network (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th February 2020
    • 2020 Network R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th February 2020

    Promotional Material

    Oscar-nominated Carroll Baker gives a memorable performance as a manipulative vamp in this erotically-charged, X-rated thriller written by Bryan Forbes and Brian Clemens and stylishly directed by Seth Holt. Co-starring Ian Bannen, Denholm Elliott and German character actor Peter van Eyck, Station Six Sahara is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film element in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

    Five dysfunctional individuals man an isolated oil pipeline station in the Sahara, their mutual contempt only overshadowed by their desire for female company. Without warning, a car drives out of the desert night and crashes in front of the station - the driver is badly injured but the passenger, a gorgeous blonde, stirs up the tension amongst the men to unbearable levels.

    SPECIAL FEATURE: Image gallery


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