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 Shopping: Pigs...

1972 USA horror by Marc Lawrence set for UK Blu-ray release on 9th October 2017


Link Here 19th September 2017
Pigs Blu-ray Pigs (aka Horror Farm) is a 1972 USA horror by Marc Lawrence.
Starring Toni Lawrence, Jesse Vint and Catherine Ross. BBFC link IMDb

UK: The Original Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:

  • 2017 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th October 2017
Versions
The Original Director's Cut was not a success and the film was re-cut by the director with a new opening to emphasise the exorcism theme. Later a 3rd version was cut with a new opening and ending to emphasise the incest theme.

The running time suggests that this release features the original Director's Cut.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Pigs

Promotional Material

Marc Lawrence writes, directs, produces and stars in this US horror. When Lynn Hart (Toni Lawrence) escapes her incarceration in a mental institution, she flees to a small Californian town where she meets farmer Zambrini (Lawrence), who invites her to stay with him. When Lynn's demons resurface and she goes on a crazed killing spree Zambrini helps her out by feeding the bodies to his pen of hungry pigs. However, Lynn's actions begin to attract the suspicions of the law while her past begins to catch up with her...

 

 Shopping: The Human Centipede...

3 film set by Tom Six just released on UK Steelbook Blu-ray still with BBFC cuts


Link Here 19th September 2017
The Human Centipede Blu-ray The Human Centipede Complete Sequence is a 3 film set by Tom Six

UK: Passed 18 with one film being cut for:

  • 2017 Eureka Steelbook Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th September 2017

The Human Centipede is uncut

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is a 2011 Netherlands/UK horror by Tom Six.
With Laurence R Harvey and Ashlynn Yennie. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Famously banned in the UK for 2011 DVD but later passed 18 after heavy cuts. Also temporarily banned in Australia before later being passed R18+ with cuts. A cut version was released in the US Unrated by the MPAA. Later it was released in the uncut version which is now cheekily tagged as the Director's Cut, still MPAA Unrated. Banned in New Zealand.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Human Centipede II

The Human Centipede II (Final Sequence) is uncut

Promotional Material

Two American girls on a road trip across Europe encounter the formidable Dr. Heiter. A mentally disturbed man from a bleak council estate indulges an obsession with gruesome results. An insane prison warden hatches a twisted plan to cut costs and revolutionise the American prison system. Together they form the most shocking and controversial horror film series in film history, now witness the Complete Sequence!

SPECIAL FEATURES
  • All 3 Films on Blu-ray plus a special bonus DVD disc featuring The Human Centipede 2 in FULL COLOUR
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Trailers for all 3 films
  • Commentary on First Sequence with director Tom Six
  • Q&A with Tom Six and Dieter Laser
  • Multiple interviews with the director about the film series
  • Behind the scenes and making of documentaries across all 3 films
  • Deleted scenes (First Sequence / Full Sequence)

 

 Shopping: Demoniac...

1981 Spanish/French horror by Jess Franco, once notably banned, then cut by the BBFC, now set for UK DVD release on 6th November 2017 with previous BBFC cuts waived


Link Here 18th September 2017
Demoniac DVD Demoniac/Exorcism is a 1981 Spanish/French horror by Jess Franco.
With Lina Romay, Catherine Lafferière and Jesus Franco.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexualised violence, sex, nudity, with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2017 Screenbound/Black House Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 6th November 2017
UK Censorship History

Banned by the BBFC from 1985 until 2003 when it was passed 18 after 2:25s of cuts. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2017 DVD. There are multiple versions with different mixes of sex and violence including a hardcore version.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Demoniac

Promotional Material

A former Catholic priest, who was tossed from the priesthood for his way-too-liberal beliefs, now writes S&M articles for a French magazine. Having been a witness to Black Masses complete with phony sacrifices, he deems himself judge and sets out to kill those people he feels are destined to spend eternity in Hell. ENGLISH DUBBED (also French w/ English Subtitles)

 

 Shopping: Phantasm 5 Movie DVD Collection...

set by Don Coscarelli just released on US DVD


Link Here 18th September 2017
Phantasm 5 Movie DVD Collection DVD Phantasm 5 Movie DVD Collection is a set by Don Coscarelli.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Well Go USA [Phantasm 5 Movie Collection] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th September 2017

Reviews

  • See review from flickdirect.co.uk : " There's one thing most fans agree on, Angus Scrimm's gravitas and gleeful grimness helped propel these stories and make us want to see more of him and his world "
Phantasm is a 1979 USA Sci-Fi horror fantasy by Don Coscarelli.
Starring A Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Reggie Bannister. BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version has been released worldwide ever since.
Phantasm II is a 1988 USA horror sci-fi by Don Coscarelli.
With James LeGros, Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. All subsequent worldwide releases have been this cut version including BBFC 18 rated cinema release, VHS and DVD.
Phantasm III is a 1994 US horror by Don Coscarelli.
With Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin and Bill Thornbury. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This version was BBFC 18 rated for VHS and DVD. The cuts were later restored for the MPAA Unrated Director's Cut which was passed 15 for 2005 DVD in the UK.

Phantasm 4 and 5 have always been uncut

Promotional Material

ALL 5 FILMS FROM DON COSCARELLI'S ICONIC HORROR FRANCHISE TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DVD

PHANTASM: REMASTERED
(Standard Definition (1.78:1)/Dolby Digital Audio 5.1, Mono and Stereo / 1978 / Color / R /90 minutes)
SPECIAL FEATURES:
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Don Coscarelli, Michael Baldwin (Mike), Angus Scrimm (The Tall Man), and Bill Thornbury (Jody)
Graveyard Carz Episode
Interviews from 1979 with DOn Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm
Deleted Scenes
Trailers

PHANTASM II: THE BALL IS BACK
(Standard Definition (1.85:1)/Dolby Digital Audio 5.1 and Stereo / 1988 / Color / R / 95 minutes)
SPECIAL FEATURES:
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Don Coscarelli and Stars Angus Scrimm and Reggie Bannister
The Ball is Back: The Making of PHANTASM II
Deleted Scenes
Workprint Scenes
TV Spots and Trailers

PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD
(Standard Definition (1.78:1)/Dolby Digital Audio 5.1 / 1993 / Color / R / 91 minutes)
SPECIAL FEATURES:
Audio Commentary with Director Don Coscarelli and Editor Norman Buckley
Balls of Steel: Bob Ivy's Stunt for the Ages
Trailer

PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION
(Standard Definition (1.78:1)/Dolby Digital Audio 5.1 / 1998 / Color / R / 90 minutes)
SPECIAL FEATURES:
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Don Coscarelli and Stars Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm
Behind the Scenes
Trailer

PHANTASM V: RAVAGER
(Standard Definition (1.78:1)/Dolby Digital Audio 5.1 / 2016 / Color / NR / 86 minutes)
SPECIAL FEATURES:
Audio Commentary with Director David Hartman and Writer/Producer Don Coscarelli
Behind the Scenes
Deleted Scenes
Phuntasm: Bloopers and Outtakes
Trailer

 

 Shopping: Phenomena...

1985 Italy crime Sci-Fi horror by Dario Argento just released on US Blu-ray in 3 versions


Link Here 17th September 2017
Phenomena Blu-ray Phenomena is a 1985 Italy crime Sci-Fi horror by Dario Argento.
Starring Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence and Daria Nicolodi. Youtube link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Synapse Films [Italian + International + Creepers Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th September 2017

Reviews

Censorship History
Exists in three versions, a shortened version, a Director's Cut and an Integral Version. Furthermore the shortened version was further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases. The cuts were waived for DVD releases of the Director's Cut and Integral Version.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Phenomena

This release contains all three versions

Promotional Material

The young Jennifer Corvino (played by Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly, in one of her first film roles) is sent to a private Swiss academy for girls where a vicious killer is on the loose, brutally murdering students. Jennifer is a gifted girl with the strange ability to communicate with insects, and Dr. McGregor (Donald Pleasence, John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN series, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK ) enlists her to help locate the killer. Jennifer finds herself in a bizarre murder plot with maggots, mutants, and razor-wielding chimpanzee mayhem! Can she uncover the killer's identity before becoming a victim herself? Daria Nicolodi ( TENEBRAE ) and Fiore Argento ( DEMONS ) also star in this strange, unique and gory film from Italy's Master of Horror, Dario Argento. PHENOMENA also features fantastic soundtrack music from progressive-rock favorite Goblin, British Heavy Metal masters Motörhead & Iron Maiden, Andi Sex Gang, Bill Wyman and Simon Boswell!

Synapse Films is proud to present Dario Argento's PHENOMENA on a 2-disc Blu-ray containing THREE different cuts of the film re-mastered in stunning high-definition

Special Features:
  • THREE different cuts of PHENOMENA, all available in high-definition for the first time ever in one collector's edition package!
  • Audio Commentary Track on PHENOMENA (110 Version) from Argento scholar and author, Derek Botelho and film historian, journalist and radio/television commentator, David Del Valle
  • Two completely different sound mix options on PHENOMENA (110 Minute Version), including the original 2.0 stereo mix, along with a rare alternate mix containing different sound effects and music cues
  • English/Italian Hybrid Audio and Complete Italian Audio Options for PHENOMENA (116 Minute Version)
  • DARIO ARGENTO'S WORLD OF HORROR Documentary. A fascinating look at the early films of director Dario Argento, including PHENOMENA, SUSPIRIA, DEMONS, DAWN OF THE DEAD, INFERNO and many more! Containing candid interviews and awesome behind-the-scenes footage, DARIO ARGENTO'S WORLD OF HORROR gives us a look into the mind of Italy's Master of Horror and is an essential viewing experience for all Argento fans.
  • Interview with Andi Sex Gang
  • PHENOMENA International Theatrical Trailer
  • CREEPERS U.S. Theatrical Trailer & Radio Spots
  • Optional English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard for Hearing on PHENOMENA (110 Minute Version) and CREEPERS Version)
  • Multiple optional subtitle selections on PHENOMENA (116 Minute Version), including one for just the foreign English language segments of the hybrid version, complete English subtitles for the entire feature, and complete English subtitles for the Italian version of the film.

 

 Shopping: Psycho: Complete 4-Movie Collection...

1960 US thriller by Alfred Hitchcock just released on US DVD


Link Here 16th September 2017
Psycho: Complete 4-Movie Collection DVD Psycho: Complete 4-Movie Collection

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Universal Psycho 1-4 Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th September 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

Psycho is a 1960 US thriller by Alfred Hitchcock.
With Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema release but uncut for VHS. Separately cut for US release but these cuts have persisted into all worldwide DVD releases since.
Psycho II is a 1983 USA horror mystery thriller by Richard Franklin.
With Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles and Meg Tilly. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The theatrical version was cut for gore. Uncut on DVD, but versions have been spotted with missing nudity

There are no censorship issues with Psycho III and Psycho IV

Promotional Material

Check into the motel where guests never check out in the Psycho: Complete 4-Movie Collection, featuring all four thrillers starring Anthony Perkins as the notorious Norman Bates – including the iconic original directed by the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. In Psycho, a secretary (Janet Leigh) checks into the remote Bates Motel run by a shy young man (Perkins) with what appears to be a domineering mother. In Psycho II, Norman returns to his family home after 22 years only to be haunted by his past. Old habits die hard when Norman falls for a former nun and angers his jealous mother in Psycho III. Finally, in Psycho IV: The Beginning, Norman calls in to a late-night radio show and shares disturbing memories of his childhood with Mother.

Special features

Disc 1 - Psycho (1960):

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Re-Release Trailers
  • Newsreel Footage: The Release of Psycho
  • The Shower Scene
  • The Psycho Archives
  • Production Photographs
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
  • The Shower Scene: Storyboards by Saul Bass
  • Lobby Cards
  • Posters and Psycho Ads
  • Production Notes
  • Disc 2 - Psycho II:

    Theatrical Trailer

    Disc 3 - Psycho III:

    Theatrical Trailer

     

     Shopping: Women Behind Bars...

    1975 French/Belgian video nasty by Jess Franco just released on UK DVD


    Link Here 15th September 2017
    Women Behind Bars DVD Women Behind Bars is a 1975 French/Belgian sexploitation film by Jess Franco .
    With Lina Romay, Martine Stedil and Nathalie Chape.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 Screenbound/Maison Rouge R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th September 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Banned as a video nasty in 1984 but otherwise not released until uncut 18 rated DVD in 2017. Uncut and MPAA unrated n the US.

    Promotional Material

    Sultan of sleaze Jess Franco (VENUS IN FURS, SUCCUBUS) directs this depraved delicacy destined to delight connoisseurs of crime and perverted punishment. Raven-haired beauty Lina Romay (FEMALE VAMPIRE, MACUMBA SEXUAL) and blonde bombshell Martine Stedil (BARBED WIRE DOLLS) lead an exotic cast of curvaceous criminals in this uncut, uncensored entry in the women-in-prison genre.

     

     Shopping: The Slayer...

    1982 USA video nasty by JS Cardone just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 14th September 2017
    The Slayer Blu-ray The Slayer is a 1982 USA horror by JS Cardone.
    Starring Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn and Carol Kottenbrook. IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned and passed 18 after 14s of BBFC cuts in 1992. Cuts waived in 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    IS IT A NIGHTMARE? OR IS IT... THE SLAYER?

    One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video.

    Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her childhood nightmares of a demonic assailant coming to terrifying life?

    Previously only available on home video in truncated or full screen versions, The Slayer whose nightmares-seeping-into-reality theme predates a certain Wes Craven classic by several years comes lovingly restored from the original negative in a stunning transfer that will be a revelation to fans both old and new.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin
  •  

     Shopping: Joe Bullet...

    1973 South Africa action film by Louis de Witt, once banned in South Africa, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 13th September 2017
    Joe Bullet DVD Joe Bullet is a 1973 South Africa action film by Louis de Witt.
    Starring Ken Gampu, Joe Lopez and Abigail Kubeka. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th September 2017
    • 2017 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th September 2017
    Banned in South Africa

    From IMDb:

    One of the first South African films featuring an all-African cast, and starred Ken Gampu, one of the first black South African actors to appear in Hollywood films. Independently released in 1972 in the Eyethu cinema in Soweto, and after only two screenings, the film was banned by the then Apartheid government.

    The film was later unbanned after special appeal and a personal screening to the Minister of Communications. The film was, however, never released again and simply disappeared.

    Promotional Material

    When a mysterious gangster starts sabotaging soccer team The Eagles' chance at winning the upcoming championship final, there is only one man who can save the day...Joe Bullet.

     

     Shopping: Suffer, Little Children...

    Updated: 1983 UK horror by Alan Briggs with a history of video nasty era censorship is set for UK DVD release on 30th October 2017


    Link Here 9th September 2017
    Suffer, Little Children DVD Suffer, Little Children is a 1983 UK horror by Alan Briggs.
    Starring Colin Chamberlain, Ginny Rose and Jon Hollanz. IMDb

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2017 Severin Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 30th October 2017
    UK Censorship History
    This amateur video production, (not particularly well regarded), is said to be a reconstruction of events involving child demonic possession which took place at 45 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, England in August 1984. None of these events were reported to the press though.

    The dates seem a little hazy though as IMDb has the film down as a 1983 release, whilst the events portrayed were said to have happened in August 1984.

    Thanks to the BBFC for details of this release:

    The video was submitted to the BBFC for an unofficial video certificate in December 1984 (this was prior to the formal implementation of the Video Recordings Act which occurred on 1 September 1985). The video was considered by a number of BBFC examiners and senior staff and a list of cuts required for classification at 18 was issued to the company in January 1985. After the cuts list was issued the film was seized by the police from the distributor's premises and was subsequently forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for consideration as to whether any offences had been committed in relation to the proposed distribution of the film.

    In April 1985 the DPP concluded that no further action would be taken provided the film was only distributed in a cut version that had been approved by the BBFC.

    Later in April 1985 a cut version was seen by the BBFC and this cut version was approved at 18 on 16 April 1985. However, the distributor was reminded that the certificate issued was unofficial and they would need to resubmit the film for a formal certificate under the terms of the Video Recordings Act if they intended to continue distribution beyond 1 September 1985.

    The film was never resubmitted and no formal certificate was ever issued under the Video Recordings Act meaning that the video became - in effect - unclassified after September 1985. It has not been resubmitted to the BBFC since 1985.

    Promotional Material

    The British tabloid press called for it to be banned among the furor of the Video Nasty witch hunts. The Censors refused it a rating in its uncut form. Many of the children involved in its production were never seen nor heard from again. Now SUFFER, LITTLE CHILDREN can finally be seen FULLY UNCUT AND UNCENSORED! The full story behind this mysterious occult feature may never be known. The super rare and intensely troubled original UK video release was cut by several minutes and the box copy simply read: Suffer, Little Children a tale of a child s demonic supernatural powers and the brutal.... terrifying results. Suffer, Little Children is a reconstruction of the events, which took place at 45 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, England in August 1984. None of these events were reported in the press and now the house is scheduled for demolition in the immediate future. HOW IN GOD S NAME DID THE POWER OF THE DEVIL FALL INTO THE HANDS OF A CHILD?

    Special Features: -

    School of Shock An Interview with Director Alan Briggs - Seducing The Gullible An Interview With Legend of UK Nasty Era Fanzine Critique John Martin - Trailer

     

     Shopping: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World...

    1963 USA action crime comedy by Stanley Kramer just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here 9th September 2017
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Blu-ray It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World is a 1963 USA action crime comedy by Stanley Kramer.
    Starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle and Ethel Merman. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: BBFC details not yet published but previously always been passed U for:

    • 2017 Sony Special Edition [General Release Version + Restoration Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th September 2017
    Versions
    A Preview or Roadshow Version was premiered but soon shortened for Theatrical Release. There is an Extended Version on US Criterion Blu-ray that restores much of the material removed in the shortening process

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

    Promotional Material

    STANLEY KRAMER followed his Oscar-winning Judgment at Nuremberg with this sobering investigation of American greed. Ah, who are we kidding? It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, about a group of strangers fighting tooth and nail over buried treasure is the most grandly hare-brained movie ever made, a pileup of slapstick and borscht-belt-y one-liners performed by a nonpareil cast, including MILTON BERLE, SID CAESAR, ETHEL MERMAN, MICKEY ROONEY, SPENCER TRACY, JONATHAN WINTERS and a boatload of other playing-to-the-rafters comedy legends. For sheer scale of silliness, Kramer’s wildly uncharacteristic film is unlike any other, an exhilarating epic of tomfoolery.

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • Restored 4K digital film transfer of the general release version of the film, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.
    • New high-definition digital transfer of a 197-minute extended version of the film, reconstructed and restored by Robert A. Harris using visual and audio material from the longer original road-show version--including some scenes that have been returned to the film here for the first time.
    • New audio commentary featuring It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World aficionados Mark Evanier, Michael Schlesinger, and Paul Scrabo.
    • New documentary on the film's visual and sound effects, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage of the crew at work and interviews with visual-effects specialist Craig Barron and sound designer Ben Burtt.
    • Talk show from 1974 hosted by director Stanley Kramer and featuring Mad World actors Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, and Jonathan Winters.
    • Press interview from 1963 featuring Kramer and members of the film's cast.
    • Interviews recorded for the 2000 AFI program 100 Years . . . 100 Laughs, featuring comedians and actors discussing the influence of the film.
    • Two-part 1963 episode of the CBC television program Telescope that follows the film's press junket and premiere.
    • The Last 70mm Film Festival, a program from 2012 featuring cast and crew members from Mad World at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, hosted by Billy Crystal.
    • Selection of humourist and voice-over artist Stan Freberg's original TV and radio advertisements for the film, with a new introduction by Freberg.
    • Original and re-release trailers, and re-release radio spots.
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic Lou Lumenick and illustrations by legendary cartoonist Jack Davis.

     

     Shopping: Funny Man...

    1994 UK comedy horror by Simon Sprackling, once cut for the BBFC, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 8th September 2017
    Funnyman DVD Funny Man (aka Funnyman) is a 1994 UK comedy horror by Simon Sprackling.
    Starring Tim James, Christopher Lee and Benny Young. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory scenes, language, drug misuse for:

    • 2017 Screenbound Pictures (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th September 2017
    • 2017 Screenbound Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th September 2017
    Censorship History
    18 rated and uncut for 1994 cinema release but the 1995 follow up VHS suffered BBFC advised cuts. The uncut version was passed 15 for 2017 DVD. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating, however the Unrated Version is uncut.

    Promotional Material

    When a mysterious Englishman loses his ancestral home in a poker hand, the lucky winner, Max Taylor, has no idea that, far Irom ending - the game has just begun. For the house is an ancient shrine to the Gods of Fortune, a Temple to chance and fate, and in the depths of its soul a spirit waits. In the modern deck he is the Wild Card, The Joker. In the eyes of a child, nothing more than a Jester and Clown. But to you, Ladies and Gentlemen - he is The Funny Man.

     

     Shopping: Black Gunn...

    1972 UK / USA action crime thriller by Robert Hartford-Davis, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD


    Link Here 7th September 2017
    Black Gunn DVD Black Gunn is a 1972 UK / USA action crime thriller by Robert Hartford-Davis.
    Starring Jim Brown, Martin Landau and Brenda Sykes. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Fabulous Films Limited R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 4th September 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    The film stars cult legends Jim Brown (He Got Game, I m Gonna Git You Sucka), Brenda Sykes (Mandingo, Cleopatra Jones) Oscar® winner Martin Landau (Best Supporting Actor, Ed Wood), Luciana Paluzzi (Thunderball), Bernie Casey (Brian s Song) and Bruce Glover (Ghost World, Diamonds Are Forever) with a cameo by pro football star Vida Blue. When a group of revolutionaries rob a Mafia-run gambling operation, nightclub owner Gunn tries to protect his politically radical brother Scotty from the mobsters and the police come looking for him. After Scotty is violently murdered, Gunn hits the streets looking for revenge. Chasing down the killer in his white Rolls Royce, Gunn hooks up with his brother s revolutionary friends and the cops for an explosive showdown with the mob boss and his gang.

     

     Shopping: Strange Days...

    1995 USA crime Sci-Fi mystery by Kathryn Bigelow set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 25th September 2017, but is it still cut?


    Link Here 6th September 2017
    Strange Days Blu-ray Strange Days is a 1995 USA crime Sci-Fi mystery by Kathryn Bigelow.
    Starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett and Juliette Lewis. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Previously passed 18 after 14s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:

    • 2017 Mediumrare RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th September 2017
    • 2017 Mediumrare R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th September 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1995 cinema release and further cut for home video. No BBFC details yet for any resubmission, so perhaps the cuts still stand... but there's still time.

    See cuts details in Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 30: Strange Days

    Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    An apocalyptic turn-of-the-century tale of ex-cop Lenny (Ralph Fiennes), who deals in SQUIDs: stolen dreams which can be re-lived by the wearer of a special device. Lenny becomes involved in the murder of a famous pop star when he is sent a SQUID containing the rape and killing of one of his contacts. Written by James 'Titanic' Cameron and directed by his wife Kathryn Bigelow ('Point Break', 'Blue Steel').

     

     Shopping: Blade Runner: The Final Cut...

    1982 USA / Hong Kong / UK Sci-Fi thriller by Ridley Scott just released on US 4k Blu-ray


    Link Here 6th September 2017
    Blade Runner: The Final Cut Blu-ray Blade Runner: The Final Cut is a 1982 USA / Hong Kong / UK Sci-Fi thriller by Ridley Scott.
    Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young. Youtube link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Warner Brothers (RA) 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 5th September 2017
    Censorship History
    The US Theatrical Version was cut for violence to address viewer antipathy for pre-release screenings. These cuts were not applied to the International Release. A few years later the film was revised in response to this success of a bootleg workprint sold as a Director's Cut. The tacky happy ending was removed along with the film noir commentary to create the 1992 Director's Cut, but the cut violence was not restored. Finally the cut violence was restored to the Director's Cut to create the truly uncut, 2007 version called the Final Cut

    Promotional Material

    Blade Runner: Final Cut (4K UHD/BD)

    Visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut, Blade Runner dazzles in Ridley Scott's definitive Final Cut, including extended scenes and special effects. In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford bring his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants 203 and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul

    Disc 1 -- Blade Runner: The Final Cut -- 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    · 4K remastered trailer
    · Introduction and Commentary by Director Ridley Scott
    · Commentary by Executive Producer/Screenwriter Hampton Fancher, Screenwriter David Peoples, Producer Michael Deeley and Production Executive Katherine Haber
    · Commentary by Visual Futurist Syd Mead, Production Designer Lawrence G. Paull, Art Director David Snyder and Special Photographic Effects Supervisors Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich and David Dryer

    Disc 2 -- Blade Runner: The Final Cut Blu-ray
    · Introduction and Commentary by Director Ridley Scott
    · Commentary by Executive Producer/Screenwriter Hampton Fancher, Screenwriter David Peoples, Producer Michael Deeley and Production Executive Katherine Haber
    · Commentary by Visual Futurist Syd Mead, Production Designer Lawrence G. Paull, Art DirectorDavid Snyder and Special Photographic Effects Supervisors Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich and David Dryer

    Disc 3 -- Blade Runner Bonus Disc 1
    · Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner -- The Ultimate Documentary on the Making of the Film, Culled from Over 80 Interviews with Cast, Crew and Colleagues and Hours of Outtakes and On-Set Footage.

    Disc 4 -- Blade Runner Bonus Disc 2
    · The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick
    · Sacrificial Sheep: The Novel vs. the Film
    · Philip K. Dick: The Blade Runner Interviews
    · Signs of the Times: Graphic Design
    · Fashion Forward: Wardrobe & Styling
    · Screen Tests: Rachael and Pris
    · The Light That Burns: Remembering Jordan Cronenweth
    · Deleted & Alternate Scenes
    · 1982 Promotional Featurettes
    · Trailers and TV Spots
    · Promoting Dystopia: Rendering the Poster Art
    · Deck-a-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard
    · Nexus Generation: Fans and Filmmakers

     

     Shopping: Waxwork...

    1988 USA / West Germany / UK comedy horror by Anthony Hickox, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 5th September 2017
    Waxwork Blu-ray Waxwork is a 1988 USA / West Germany / UK comedy horror by Anthony Hickox.
    Starring Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman and Jennifer Bassey. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Lionsgate RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017
    Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1988 cinema release and follow up VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated 2001 DVD. UK releases are based on the uncut Unrated Version with the film being cut in the US for an R rating.

    Promotional Material

    Horror written and directed by Anthony Hickox. The film follows friends Mark (Zach Galligan), China (Michelle Johnson), Sarah (Deborah Foreman), Gemma (Clare Carey), James (Eric Brown) and Tony (Dana Ashbrook) as they visit a waxwork museum which has recently opened in their town. Invited to a special midnight viewing by the museum's mysterious owner, the group arrive and are led through various displays containing characters from famous horror stories. However, the gang soon find themselves in a fight to survive as the exhibits come alive and start pulling them into the gruesome scenes they portray.

     

     Shopping: Despite the Night...

    2015 France / Canada drama by Philippe Grandrieux, featuring real sex and an 18 rating, just released on UK DVD


    Link Here 5th September 2017
    Despite the Night DVD Despite the Night (Malgré la nuit) is a 2015 France / Canada drama by Philippe Grandrieux.
    Starring Kristian Marr, Ariane Labed and Roxane Mesquida. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexualised violence, strong real sex for:

    • 2017 Matchbox Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    English musician Lenz searches for his lover Madeleine, who has mysteriously disappeared, but tumbles into an amour fou with troubled, self-destructive Héléne. Grieving the loss of her infant son, Héléne seeks oblivion in the murky subterranean world of a brutal sex ring, followed by Lenz. A stark, elliptical, hauntingly spectral narrative with scenes of sensual abandon and raw carnality.

     

     Shopping: Pieces...

    1982 slasher by Juan Piquer Simon just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 4th September 2017
    Pieces Deluxe Edition Blu-ray Pieces is a 1982 Spain / USA / Puerto Rico / Italy horror mystery by Juan Piquer Simón (as JPiquer Simon).
    Starring Christopher George, Lynda Day George and Frank Braña. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a Director's Cut, an Unrated US Version and a cut Theatrical Version.

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2017 Arrow Deluxe Edition [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017
    Censorship History
    Exists as a Director's Cut, an Unrated US Version and a cut Theatrical Version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Pieces

    Promotional Material

    IT S EXACTLY WHAT YOU THINK IT IS!

    From Juan Piquer Simón, director of the equally unhinged Slugs, Pieces is the original sickening slasher classic, now restored in glorious 4K!

    A Boston college campus is being terrorised by a black-clad maniac who collects body parts from his unfortunate co-ed victims. As the corpses (and red herrings) begin to pile up, can Professor Brown (genre veteran Jack Taylor) unmask the murderer before his morbid puzzle is complete?

    Boasting some of the most outrageous gore set-pieces ever to splash their way across the screen (including a particularly memorable slow-motion evisceration atop a waterbed), Pieces is an essential slice of Spanish splatter and more gruesome than ever on Blu-ray.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 4K transfer from the original camera negative
  • Two versions of the feature: Pieces, the US theatrical version, and Mil Gritos Tiene La Noche, the original uncensored director s cut, presented in Spanish with original score by Librado Pastor [Blu-ray exclusive]
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original English and Spanish Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 5.1 Vine Theater Experience
  • Alternate Re-score by composer Umberto
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • It s Exactly What You Think It Is! brand new featurette offering up an appreciation of Pieces by various filmmaker fans
  • Brand new interview with art director Gonzalo Gonzalo
  • Pieces of Juan a career-spanning interview with director Juan PiquerSimón
  • The Reddest Herring extensive interview with actor Paul Smith, including a discussion of Pieces
  • Audio Interview with producer Steve Minasian
  • Image Galleries
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Michael Gingold
  • Soundtrack CD featuring the entire original score
  • 100-piece jigsaw puzzle replica
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     Shopping: Toolbox Murders...

    1978 US horror by Dennis Donnelly set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 20th November 2017 with previous BBFC cuts now confirmed as waived


    Link Here 3rd September 2017
    Toolbox Murders Blu-ray The Toolbox Murders is a 1978 US horror by Dennis Donnelly.
    With Cameron Mitchell and Pamelyn Ferdin. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexualised nudity with all previous BBFC cuts waived for: 

    • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th November 2017
    • 2017 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th November 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1979 X rated cinema release. Banned as a video nasty on VHS in 1983. Cut by the BBFC for VHS and DVD from 2000 until the BBFC cuts were waived for 2017 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Toolbox Murders

    Promotional Material

    Psychotic Vance Kingsley (Cameron Mitchell) owns an apartment building, where he punishes 'sinful' women by murdering them with a nailgun, a drill and other handy household tools. After a time this culling ceases to satisfy Vance and, in an attempt to replace his deceased daughter, he kidnaps a teenage girl (Pamelyn Ferdin).

     

     Shopping: Virgin Among the Living Dead...

    1973 Belgium/France/Italy/Liechtenstein horror by Jess Franco, Jean Rollin set for UK DVD release on 25th September 2017 with the Director's Cut being uncut for the 1st time in the UK


    Link Here 3rd September 2017
    Virgin Among The Living Dead DVD Virgin Among the Living Dead is a 1973 Belgium/France/Italy/Liechtenstein horror by Jesús Franco(as Jess Franco), Jean Rollin...
    Starring Christina von Blanc, Britt Nichols and Rosa Palomar. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong sexualised violence for:

    • 2017 Screenbound Pictures/Black House Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th September 2017
    UK Censorship History

    Exists as a Director's Cut and a Producer's Cut. The Director's Cut suffered BBFC cuts for 18 rated VHS and 2002 DVD but the 2017 DVD is uncut. The Director' Cut is MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Cristina Reiner is notified of her father's death and is summoned to Monserrat Mansion for the reading of his will. Other members of her strange, accursed family are found there awaiting. When Death finally visits the castle in the person of an elegantly attired Queen of Darkness, Cristina is approached by the ghost of her father, who advises her to flee the castle and her cold-skinned, bloodthirsty relatives. But is it already too late?

     

     Shopping: Amsterdamned...

    1988 Netherlands action crime horror by Dick Maas, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 3rd September 2017
    Amsterdamned Blu-rayCombo Amsterdamned is a 1988 Netherlands action crime horror by Dick Maas.
    Starring Huub Stapel, Monique van de Ven and Serge-Henri Valcke. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Blue Underground (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) Combo at US Amazon released on 29th August 2017

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1989 cinema release and VHS. Uncut since 2009 15 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    The Danger Lies Just Below the Surface

    Down in the murky depths of Amsterdam s famous canals lurks a murderous predator. Surfacing at night, he kills at random and disappears without a trace. As the bodies begin to pile up and mass hysteria envelopes the city, Detective Eric Visser is assigned to head the investigation. With only the escalating number of victims to go on, Visser pursues his quarry with a vengeance, unaware that his beautiful new girlfriend may be the mysterious killer's next victim.

    Huub Stapel (THE LIFT) and Monique van de Ven (TURKISH DELIGHT) star in this pulse-pounding thriller written and directed by Dick Maas (SILENT WITNESS), highlighted by an explosive speedboat chase through the city's narrow canals. Long unavailable on U.S. home video, Blue Underground proudly presents AMSTERDAMNED in a brand-new 2K restoration from the original Dutch negative, approved by Dick Maas!

    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Dick Maas and Editor Hans van Dongen
    • The Making Of AMSTERDAMNED
    • Tales From The Canal - Interview with Star Huub Stapel
    • Damned Stuntwork Interview with Stunt Coordinator Dickey Beer
    • Dutch Trailer
    • U.S. Trailer
    • Loïs Lane Music Video "Amsterdamned." (Directed by Dick Maas )
    • Poster & Still Gallery
    • BONUS Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold

     

     Shopping: The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein...

    1972 Spain/France horror by Jesus Franco set for UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 20th November 2017 with the nude version for the first time in the UK


    Link Here 2nd September 2017
    The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein DVDBlu-rayCombo Curse of Frankenstein is a 1972 Spain/France horror by Jesus Franco.
    With Alberto Dalbés, Dennis Price and Howard Vernon. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2017 Nucleus Films [Nude + Clothed Versions] (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 20th November 2017
    Censorship History
    A clothed version was passed 15 uncut for 2006 DVD. Previously the film was seized by the police during the video nasties panic.

    Promotional Material

    Cagliostro, an immortal magician with fearsome hypnotic powers, sends his murderous assistant Melissa (half woman, half bird) to kill Dr. Frankenstein and steal his Monster. He commands the creature to abduct young women whose bodies will provide material for a female counterpart: the two monsters will then copulate, creating a master race of slaves under Cagliostro's mesmeric control! Bending man, woman and monster to his terrifying will, Cagliostro rules an empire of passion in his castle by the sea, a place where lust and cruelty meet strange supernatural forces. As the police question the deceased Dr. Frankenstein by reviving him with his monster apparatus, his scientist daughter Vera falls under Cagliostro's spell and agrees to build the female monster: can anything now stop the wicked mesmerist from ruling the world?
    • Original 74 minute French "nude" version with choice of French or English audio and optional English subtitles
    • Alternate 87 minute Spanish language "clothed" version with additional Lina Romay inserts and optional English subtitles
    • The Rites of Franco - Featurette with "Murderous Passions" author Stephen Thrower
    • Original French trailer
    • Original French poster art sleeve
    • Sleeve notes by "Murderous Passions" author Stephen Thrower.

     

     Shopping: The Reckoning...

    1969 UK drama by Jack Gold, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 2nd September 2017
    The Reckoning Blu-rayCombo The Reckoning is a 1969 UK drama by Jack Gold.
    Starring Nicol Williamson, Ann Bell and Lilita De Barros. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate sex, violence. language, nudity with Previous film cuts waived for:

    • 2017 Powerhouse Films R0 Blu-ray/R0 Combo at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC cuts were required for an X rated 1969 cinema release. The cuts were waived for 12 rated Blu-ray in 2017

    Promotional Material

    A ruthless business executive (an intense tour de force performance by leading man Nicol Williamson) returns home to his Liverpool roots to investigate his father's death. An unflinching exploration of the British class system, Jack Gold's penetrating, brutal drama stands alongside contemporary classics Up the Junction and Room at the Top , and prefigures Get Carter by several years. Underrated and underexposed, The Reckoning may well be one of the most essential British films ever made.

    Available for the first time ever in the UK.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio commentary
    • New interview with actor Ann Bell (2017, tbc mins)
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
    • New English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Michael Pattison, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
    • World premiere on Blu-ray
    • UK DVD premiere
    • Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies
    • More TBC

     

     Shopping: Snapshot...

    1979 Australia horror thriller by Simon Wincer just released on US DVD/Blu-ray Combo with 2 versions


    Link Here 2nd September 2017
    Snapshot aka The Day After Halloween DVDBlu-rayCombo Snapshot (aka The Day After Halloween) is a 1979 Australia horror thriller by Simon Wincer.
    Starring Chantal Contouri, Robert Bruning and Sigrid Thornton. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Vinegar Syndrome [Australian + US versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 29th August 2017

    Reviews

    Versions

    Exists in the original Australian Version and a shortened US version.

    Promotional Material

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

     

     Shopping: Erik the Conqueror...

    1961 Italy / France action romance by Mario Bava, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 1st September 2017
    Erik The Conqueror Blu-ray Erik the Conqueror (Gli invasori) is a 1961 Italy / France action romance by Mario Bava.
    Starring Cameron Mitchell, Alice Kessler and Ellen Kessler. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence with previous cinema cuts waived for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017

    There is also a US release.

    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for a U rated 1963 cinema release. The cuts were waived for a 15 rated 2017 Blu-ray release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    In 1961, director Mario Bava (Rabid Dogs, Kill Baby Kill) turned his hand to the historical adventure genre, capitalising on the recent success of 1958 s Kirk Douglas vehicle The Vikings. The result was a colourful, swashbuckling epic of treachery, heroism and forbidden love: Erik the Conqueror.

    In 786 AD, the invading Viking forces are repelled from the shores of England, leaving behind a young boy Erik, son of the slain Viking king. Years later, Erik (George Ardisson, Juliet of the Spirits), raised by the English queen as her own, becomes Duke of Helford, while across the sea, his brother Eron (Cameron Mitchell, Blood and Black Lace) assumes leadership of the Viking horde and sets his sights on conquering England once again, setting the two estranged brothers on a collision course that will determine the fates of their respective kingdoms...

    Featuring a bombastic score by frequent collaborator Roberto Nicolosi (Black Sunday) and memorably co-starring the stunning Kessler twins (Sodom and Gomorrah), Erik the Conqueror showcases Bava s immense talent for creating awe-inspiring spectacle with limited resources. Now restored in high definition for the first time, Arrow Video is proud to present this cult classic in all its original splendour.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Italian and English mono audio (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava All the Colors of the Dark
  • Gli imitatori, a comparison between Erik the Conqueror and its unacknowledged source, The Vikings
  • Original ending
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Kat Ellinger
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     Shopping: Zombie Creeping Flesh...

    1980 Italy/Spain video nasty by Bruno Mattei just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 31st August 2017
    Zombie Creeping Flesh Blu-ray Zombie Creeping Flesh is a 1980 Italy/Spain horror by Bruno Mattei.
    With Margit Evelyn Newton, Franco Garofalo and Selan Karay. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017
    • 2017 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Pre-cut for violence and further shortened for brevity for 1982 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned and uncut in 2002. Uncut in the US

    Promotional Material

    A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies.

     

     Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 72...


    Link Here 30th August 2017
    To Kill a Mockingbird DVD To Kill a Mocking Bird, Wild Bill

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

     Shopping: Don't Look in the Basement/Don't Look in the Basement 2...

    1973 US video nasty by SF Brownrigg, US all region Blu-ray release just made available at UK Amazon


    Link Here 30th August 2017
    Don't Look in the Basement/Don't Look in the Basement 2 Don't Look in the Basement is a 1973 US horror video by SF Brownrigg.
    With Bill McGhee, Jessie Lee Fulton and Robert Dracup.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Banned on VHS as a video nasty. Passed 15 uncut on DVD in 2005.
    Don't Look in the Basement 2 is a 2015 USA horror thriller by Tony Brownrigg.
    Starring Chester Rushing, Frank Mosley and Andrew Sensenig. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    UK: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Summary Review: A must-see for B horror fans

    A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.

    Take an ensemble cast of good B grade actors, give them a good script, a somewhat original premise, and unobtrusive directing, and you may end up with a film that over-achieves as much as Don't Look in the Basement did.

    The film takes place in a large house which is home to several psychotic individuals. The film starts with the head of the hospital being chopped up with an axe. The rest of the film builds tension and successfully develops the individual psychoses of the in-mates. After a while it becomes very unclear who is a patient and who is a doctor.

    In the end, Don't Look in the Basement is a cleverly plotted film which benefits from generally good acting and directing and not-overly-ambitious camera work.

     

     Shopping: Day Of Anger...

    1967 Italy / West Germany western by Tonino Valerii, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 26th August 2017
    Day Of Anger Blu-ray Day of Anger is a 1967 Italy / West Germany western by Tonino Valerii.
    Starring Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma and Walter Rilla. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
    Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1970 cinema release. Then presumably further cuts for an 'A' rated 1975 cinema release. The film exists as the original Italian Version and a shortened International Version and were both passed uncut for 2015 Blu-ray

    The previous Arrow Blu-ray release contained both the original Italian Version and a shortened International Version. It is not clear if this is the case for this release.

    Promotional Material

    When Sergio Leone turned Lee Van Cleef into a major star with For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the actor sensibly stayed in Italy to make several more spaghetti westerns, including this one from Leone s former assistant Tonino Valerii that genre aficionados rank amongst the best ever made.

    Giuliano Gemma plays street cleaner Scott Mary, relentlessly bullied by the people of the small town of Clifton. When legendarily ruthless master gunfighter Frank Talby (Van Cleef) rides into town, Scott seizes the opportunity to lift himself out of the gutter, and possibly even surpass Talby s own skills. But what is Talby doing in Clifton in the first place?

    This lively, intelligent western, notable for the chemistry between its charismatic leads, some memorable action set-pieces (including a rifle duel on horseback that has to be seen to be believed), and a jazzy Riz Ortolani score, is presented here in an exclusive high-definition restoration from the original Techniscope negative.

     

     Shopping: Women Behind Bars...

    1975 French/Belgian sexploitation video nasty by Jess Franco set for first UK DVD release on 11th September 2017


    Link Here 24th August 2017
    Women Behind Bars DVD Women Behind Bars is a 1975 French/Belgian sexploitation film by Jess Franco .
    With Lina Romay, Martine Stedil and Nathalie Chape.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Women Behind Bars is a crime thriller by Rick Deconnink.
    Starring Lina Romay, Martine Stedil and Nathalie Chape. BBFC link

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

    • 2017 Screenbound/Maison Rouge R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th September 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Sultan of sleaze Jess Franco (VENUS IN FURS, SUCCUBUS) directs this depraved delicacy destined to delight connoisseurs of crime and perverted punishment. Raven-haired beauty Lina Romay (FEMALE VAMPIRE, MACUMBA SEXUAL) and blonde bombshell Martine Stedil (BARBED WIRE DOLLS) lead an exotic cast of curvaceous criminals in this uncut, uncensored entry in the women-in-prison genre.

     

     Shopping: The Slayer...

    1981 US video nasty by JS Cardone just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 24th August 2017
    The Slayer Blu-ray The Slayer is a 1981 US horror by JS Cardone .
    With Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn and Carol Kottenbrook.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned and passed 18 after 14s of BBFC cuts in 1992. Cuts waived in 2001.

    Promotional Material

    IS IT A NIGHTMARE? OR IS IT... THE SLAYER?

    One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video.

    Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her childhood nightmares of a demonic assailant coming to terrifying life?

    Previously only available on home video in truncated or full screen versions, The Slayer whose nightmares-seeping-into-reality theme predates a certain Wes Craven classic by several years comes lovingly restored from the original negative in a stunning transfer that will be a revelation to fans both old and new.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin
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     Shopping: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2...

    1986 USA comedy horror by Tobe Hooper just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 23rd August 2017
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Blu-ray The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a 1986 USA comedy horror by Tobe Hooper.
    Starring Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams and Jim Siedow. Youtube link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017

    Reviews

    • See review from ourculturemag.com : " Perhaps unsurprisingly, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a mixed bag. Following up any beloved story is difficult, and the stakes are raised when you have to develop a title as iconic as Tobe Hooper's seminal 1974 horror "
    UK Censorship History
    Unofficially banned by the BBFC from 1986 to 2001. Then released 18 uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    In 1974, Tobe Hooper quite literally changed the face of horror with his landmark film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Although the hulking Leatherface and his trusty power tool left an indelible mark upon the cinematic landscape, it wouldn t be until 1986 that the buzz came back... in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2!

    Relocating the cannibalistic Sawyer clan to a cavernous, labyrinthian dwelling beneath an amusement park, Hooper s deliciously demented sequel sees Leatherface and Co. continue their murderous exploits afresh. This time around, local DJ Stretch runs afoul of the Sawyers when she gets mixed up in the brutal slaying of two youngsters. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Lefty Enright, is hell- bent on avenging the murder of his nephew Franklin, who perished in the original massacre.

    A cult classic in its own right, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 serves up a heady blend of gratuitous gore, socio-political critique and jet-black humour whilst Dennis Hopper s unhinged turn as Lefty needs to be seen to be believed! Whichever way you skin it, Leatherface s second cinematic outing is an uncompromisingly delirious vision from one of the masters of horror.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definiton Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from a digital transfer supervised by Director of Photography Richard Kooris
  • Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director and co-writer Tobe Hooper, moderated by David Gregory
  • Audio commentary with stars Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams and special-effects legend Tom Savini, moderated by Michael Felsher
  • It Runs in the Family: a six-part documentary looking at the genesis, making-of and enduring appeal of Hooper s lm, with interviews including star Bill Johnson, co-writer L.M. Kit Carson, Richard Kooris, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Tom Savini, production designer Cary White and more!
  • Alternate opening sequence with different musical score
  • Deleted scenes
  • Still Feelin the Buzz: interview with horror expert Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA
  • Cutting Moments with Bob Elmore: interview with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 s stuntman
  • Gallery featuring behind-the-scenes images
  • Original trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson
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      Property of the State...

    BBFC category cuts required for a 15 rated cinema release


    Link Here 21st August 2017
    Poster Property of the State 2016 Kit Ryan Property of the State is a 2016 UK biography by Kit Ryan.
    Starring Elaine Cassidy, Aisling Loftus and Patrick Gibson. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 for strong language, violence, sexual violence, threat, suicide references after 34s of BBFC category cuts for:

    • 2017 cinema release
    The BBFC commented:
    • Distributor chose to remove bloody detail from a suicide scene in order to achieve a 15. An 18 uncut was available.
    Summary Notes

    Based on the true story that gripped Ireland in the 1990's, Property of The State tells of a disturbed young man by the name of Brendan O'Donnell. Seen through the eyes of his sister Ann Marie, piece by piece she threads together the events that ultimately lead to the harrowing murders of a young mother, her child and a local priest in the forest of East Clare, Ireland. Ann Marie lived through it all. As the loving sister of a loving brother, she became the sister of a murderer and the sister of a man described as the most evil man in Ireland. She had not committed a crime, yet many saw her guilty by association.

     

     Shopping: 976-Evil...

    1988 USA comedy horror by Robert Englund set for US Blu-ray release on 3rd October 2017 with 2 versions


    Link Here 21st August 2017
    976-Evil Blu-ray 76-EVIL is a 1988 USA comedy horror by Robert Englund.
    Starring Stephen Geoffreys, Patrick O'Bryan and Sandy Dennis. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Sony [US Version + TV version] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 3rd October 2017
    Versions and censorship

    A long version was cut by the BBFC for 1988 18 rated cinema release and the follow up 1989 VHS. The 1991 VHS and 2002 were pre-cut for an 18 rating. A shorter version was released in the US with an R rating but is generally noted as uncut. There is also a longer TV version but the extra material doesn't add anything.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: 976-Evil

    Promotional Material

    Director Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund dials up a gothic tale of high-tech horror in 976-EVIL. High school underdog Hoax Wilmoth (Stephen Geoffreys, Fright Night ) fills up the idle hours in his seedy little hometown fending off the local leather-jacketed thugs, avoiding his overbearing mother (Sandy Dennis ) and dreaming of a date with trailer park temptress Suzie ( Lezlie Deane). But his quietly desperate life takes a terrifying turn when his cousin introduces him to an unusual new hobby - phoning in for his Horrorscope. Hoax is hooked up with a compellingly hideous demonic force that slowly begins to overtake his entire life and now there’s more than just a phone bill to pay for anyone who ever dared cross “the neighborhood nerd”.

     

      Maniac...

    The BBFC waives its cuts to 1963 Hammer thriller


    Link Here 20th August 2017
    The Maniac VHS Kerwin Mathews Maniac is a 1963 UK crime horror romance by Michael Carreras.
    Starring Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray and Donald Houston. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, threat, references to sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    • 2017 Powerhouse Films UK video

    UK Censorship History

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1963 cinema release. The BBFC cuts were waived for 12 rated home video in 2017.
    Summary Notes

    Kerwin Matthews, playing a dissolute drifter down on his luck, Jeff Farrell, is stranded in a cheap bar in France where he falls for Annette, the proprietor's pretty stepdaughter, played by Liliane Brousse. Annette's stepmother Eve, played by Nadia Gray, gradually shifts the young man's attentions to herself, rather than her stepdaughter, and together Eve and Jeff concoct a plot to help free Eve's estranged husband from the institution in which he's been confined as a homicidal maniac these past four years after committing the so-called "Acetylene Murder", when he killed with a blowtorch the man who raped Annette. The idea is that Georges, the husband, will leave the country, but, unknown to Jeff, it's not Georges who escapes but Henri, the guard who has become Eve's lover . . .

     

     Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast 71 Dr Who...


    Link Here 19th August 2017
    Doctor Who - Series 9 DVD Why some episodes are rated PG whilst others are rated 12

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

     Shopping: Funny Man...

    1994 UK comedy horror by Simon Sprackling, previously cut by the BBFC, set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 4th September 2017


    Link Here 17th August 2017
    Funnyman Blu-ray Funny Man (aka Funnyman) is a 1994 UK comedy horror by Simon Sprackling.
    Starring Tim James, Christopher Lee and Benny Young. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory scenes, language, drug misuse for:

    • 2017 Screenbound Pictures (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th September 2017
    • 2017 Screenbound Pictures R2 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th September 2017
    Censorship History

    18 rated and uncut for 1994 cinema release but the 1995 follow up VHS suffered BBFC advised cuts. The uncut version was passed 15 for 2017 DVD. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating, however the Unrated Version is uncut.

    Promotional Material

    When a mysterious Englishman loses his ancestral home in a poker hand, the lucky winner, Max Taylor, has no idea that, far Irom ending - the game has just begun. For the house is an ancient shrine to the Gods of Fortune, a Temple to chance and fate, and in the depths of its soul a spirit waits. In the modern deck he is the Wild Card, The Joker. In the eyes of a child, nothing more than a Jester and Clown. But to you, Ladies and Gentlemen - he is The Funny Man.

     

     Shopping: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 50th Anniversary...

    1966 Italy / Spain / West Germany western adventure by Sergio Leone just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 16th August 2017
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 50th Anniversary Blu-ray 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. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Kino Lorber 50th Anniversary [Director's Cut + US Theatrical Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th August 2017

    Reviews

    • See review from flickeringmyth.com : " Okay, it's been 51 years since The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was released, but who's counting? This new 50th Anniversary Special Edition from Kino Lorber pulls out all the stops "

    Censorship History

    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.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

    Promotional Material

    For three men the Civil War wasn t hell... it was practice! By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever made, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a classic actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. Screen legend Clint Eastwood (A Fistful of Dollars) returns as "The Man with No Name," this time teaming with two gunslingers to pursue a cache of $200,000 and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way. From sun-drenched panoramas to bold hard close-ups, exceptional camerawork captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape and the hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it. This 50th Anniversary Special Edition includes the 4K restored versions of both the 162-minute theatrical cut and the 179-minute extended cut. Hailed as "pure cinema" by Robert Rodriguez and "the best directed movie of all time" by Quentin Tarantino, this epic masterpiece was directed by the great Sergio Leone (For a Few Dollars More) and co-starred Lee Van Cleef (Death Rides a Horse) as Angel Eyes and Eli Wallach (The Magnificent Seven) in the role of Tuco. Music by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dollars, Navajo Joe).

    Special Features:

    Disc 1:
    - 4K transfer of the Original U.S. Theatrical Cut Available for the first time in HD
    - New Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
    - Trailers From Hell with Ernest Dickerson
    - Newly Restored 2.0 Mono Audio
    - Restored 1967 UA Logo
    - Alternate Scene: The Optical Flip
    - Deleted Scene 1: Skeletons in the Desert
    - Deleted Scene 2: Extended Torture Scene
    - GBU on the: animated behind-the-scenes image gallery
    - Promoting GBU: Posters & Lobby Cards animated image gallery
    - Sergio Leone Westerns: Original Theatrical Trailers
    - Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    - English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio
    - Reversible Art

    Disc 2:
    - 4K transfer of the Extended Cut
    - Newly Restored 2.0 Mono Audio
    - Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Schickel
    - Audio Commentary By Noted Cultural Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
    - Leone's West: Making Of Documentary (19:55)
    - Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone and GBU Featurette Part 1 (7:48)
    - Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone and GBU Featurette Part 2 (12:26)
    - The Leone Style: On Sergio Leone Featurette (23:48)
    - The Man Who Lost The Civil War: Civil War Documentary (14:24)
    - Reconstruction GBU (11:09)
    - Deleted Scene 1: Extended Tuco Torture scene (7:15)
    - Deleted Scene 2: The Socorro Sequence - A Reconstruction (3:02)
    - Vignette 1: Uno, Due, Tre (0:40)
    - Vignette 2: Italian Lunch (0:43)
    - Vignette 3: New York Accent (0:09)
    - Vignette 4: Gun in Holster (0:58)
    - Original U.S. Theatrical Trailer
    - Original French Theatrical Trailer
    - English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio
    - Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono

     

     Shopping: Freebie and the Bean...

    1974 USA action crime comedy by Richard Rush, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 15th August 2017
    Freebie and the Bean Blu-ray Freebie and the Bean is a 1974 USA action crime comedy by Richard Rush.
    Starring Alan Arkin, James Caan and Loretta Swit. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Warner Bros. R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 8th August 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1974 X rated cinema release and 1988 18 rated VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    What cops in their right minds would arrest a big-time racketeer on an indecent exposure charge because he zipped up his fly? The answer is none. The answer’s also Freebie Waters and Benito “Bean” Vasquez, who are assuredly not in their right minds. James Caan and Academy Award-winner* Alan Arkin are Freebie and Bean, mismatched San Francisco cops who bird-dog a notorious mobster like they’re auditioning for a demolition derby, cutting loose with bullets and wisecracks all the way. Directed by Richard Rush (The Stunt Man), this rough-and-ready early buddy-cop caper follows in the skid marks of Bullitt and The French Connection — but it’s a burning-rubber classic itself, with four major chase scenes and more than 100 car crashes. Fully loaded with humor and firepower, Freebie and the Bean is one beloved smash hit.

     

     Shopping: Dreamscape...

    Update: 1984 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Joseph Ruben just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray in the cut US PG-13 version


    Link Here 14th August 2017
    Dreamscape Blu-ray Dreamscape is a 1984 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Joseph Ruben.
    Starring Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow and Christopher Plummer. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The cut US PG-13 version was passed 15 for strong bloody images, moderate horror without further BBFC cuts for:

    • 2017 Second Sight Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 31st July 2017
    • 2017 Second Sight Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 31st July 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Passed 15 after BBFC cuts for 1984 cinema release and 1996 VHS. Uncut and 15 rated on UK DVD since 2000. In the US the film was cut for a PG-13 rating. This cut PG-13 rated version has been used for most worldwide Blu-ray releases.

    Nigel reports on one exception to PG-13 Blu-ray releases:

    The only uncut version on Blu-ray seems to be a German release that restores the nudity in the Quaid/Capshaw sex scene on the train but only in a standard definition insert. The quality seems closer to VHS than DVD and is so poor as to make the addition almost pointless. The adultery scene is identical on the German Blu-ray to the UK Blu-ray.

    Thanks to Simon Diabolik who recalls the BBFC cuts to the UK cinema release:

    As a trainee projectionist. I actually checked the ABC cinema's Dreamscape print and felt the poorly taped together cuts, a right hack job. The clunky hand made last minute BBFC cuts to the unrated US version were to the train lovemaking, nunchaku appearance and heart extraction.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Dreamscape

    Promotional Material

    Dennis Quaid and Kate Capshaw head up an all-star cast in this classic 80s action-packed sci-fi thriller.

    Young psychic Alex Gardner is coerced into joining a dream research project in which those with his abilities are trained to enter and affect the dreams of others. What begins as an experiment in remedying nightmares turns into something far more sinister however when a corrupt government official seizes control of the project. Only Alex can stop his diabolical plan.

      SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Restored version of new 2K scan
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio / PCM Uncompressed Stereo
    • The Actor's Journey Interview With Dennis Quaid
    • Dreamscapes And Dreammakers - Retrospective including interviews with Director Joseph Ruben, Co-Writer David Loughery, Actor David Patrick Kelly And other members of the Special Effects Team
    • Nightmares And Dreamsnakes Looking back at the Snakeman with Craig Reardon, David Patrick Kelley and others
    • In-depth conversation between Producer Bruce Cohn Curtis and Co-Writer/Producer Chuck Russell
    • Audio commentary with Bruce Cohn Curtis, David Loughery and Special Makeup artist Craig Reardon
    • Snakeman Test Footage
    • Still Gallery
    • Theatrical Trailer

     

     Shopping: Re-Animator...

    1985 US horror film by Stuart Gordon with a rich history of censorship just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 14th August 2017
    Re-Animator Re-Animator is a 1985 US horror film by Stuart Gordon.
    With Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Arrow [Unrated + Integral Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 8th August 2017

    Reviews

    Censorship History
    A rich history of BBFC cuts, which have been waived since 2007. The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut in 2007. In the US R rated version was cut, but the Unrated version wasn't. There also exists the Integral Version which is a TV version that has been padded out with additional plot.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Re-Animator

    Promotional Material

    HERBERT WEST HAS A GOOD HEAD ON HIS SHOULDERS... AND ANOTHER ONE ON HIS DESK.

    One of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon s enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features!

    When medical student Dean Cain advertises for a roommate, he soon finds one in the form of Dr. Herbert West. Initially a little eccentric, it some becomes clear that West entertains some seriously outlandish theories specifically, the possibility of re-animating the dead. It s not long before Dean finds himself under West s influence, and embroiled in a serious of ghoulish experiments which threaten to go wildly out of control...

    Based on H.P. Lovecraft s classic terror tale Herbert West Reanimator and featuring a standout performance from Jeffrey Combs as the deliciously deranged West, Re-Animator remains the ground-zero of 80s splatter mayhem and one of the genre s finest hours.

    2-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • 4K restorations of the Unrated and Integral versions of the film
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Digipak packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by writer Michael Gingold
  • Re-Animator the original 1991 comic book adaptation, reprinted in its entirety

    DISC 1 UNRATED VERSION

  • Unrated version [86 mins]
  • Audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon
  • Audio commentary with producer Brian Yuzna, actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott, and Robert Sampson
  • Re-Animator Resurrectus documentary on the making of the film, featuring extensive interviews with cast and crew
  • Interview with director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna
  • Interview with writer Dennis Paoli
  • Interview with composer Richard Band
  • Music Discussion with composer Richard Band
  • Interview with former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone
  • Barbara Crampton In Conversation the Re-Animator star sits down with journalist Alan Jones for this career-spanning discussion
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Trailer & TV Spots

    DISC 2 INTEGRAL VERSION LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

  • Integral version [105 mins]
  • A Guide to Lovecraftian Cinema brand new featurette looking at the many various cinematic incarnations of writer H.P. Lovecraft s work
  • PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
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     Shopping: Anthropophagus...

    1980 Italian video nasty by Joe D'Amato just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 13th August 2017
    Anthropophagus Blu-ray The Anthropophagous Beast is a 1980 Italian horror by Joe D'Amato.
    With Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone and Serena Grandi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 7th August 2017
    Video Nasty
    Famously banned as a video nasty. The US R rated version is heavily cut and was also distributed in the UK. Released uncut in the UK on DVD and then Blu-ray in 2015.

    Promotional Material

    Joe D'Amato co-writes and directs this controversial Italian horror. A group of young tourists venturing to a remote Greek island become the victims of a murderous, cannibalistic creature. As they explore the island's abandoned town they become increasingly disturbed at what they discover, only to race back to their boat to find it cut adrift. When they head to a mansion on the island they unearth some clues about their stalker's identity. But this is only the start of their horror...

     

     Shopping: Friday the 13th Part 2...

    1981 USA horror mystery thriller by Steve Miner just released on US DVD


    Link Here 12th August 2017
    Friday the 13th Part 2 Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 USA horror mystery thriller by Steve Miner.
    Starring Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel and John Furey. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Censorship History
    Cut for an MPAA R rating. The same cut version has been used for all UK and US release since. The 1983 UK VHS release was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic. There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Friday the 13th Part 2

    Summary Notes

    Months after Alice beheaded psycho killer/mother Pamela Voorhees at Camp Crystal Lake, survivor Alice is still traumatized because of the murders. But there is one problem. Mrs. Voorhee's son Jason never drowned and died.So he saw Alice behead Mrs. Voorhees. Jason finds Alice soon and murders her. Five years later a camp counselor in training program begins at Campanack Lodge. Right near Jason's home.Camp Crystal Lake. As teenagers in the program start snooping around Camp Crystal Lake, they start getting killed violently one by one.

     

      The Emoji Movie...

    BBFC suggest cuts for a U rating lest the little sentiments get all offended


    Link Here 11th August 2017
    Poster Emoji Movie 2017 Tony Leondis The Emoji Movie is a 2017 USA children's cartoon comedy by Tony Leondis.
    Starring TJ Miller, Anna Faris and Sofía Vergara. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: 2D and 3D versions were passed U for mild rude humour, comic threat, very mild bad language after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:

    • 2017 cinema release
    The BBFC commented:
    • This film was originally seen for advice, at which stage the company was advised it was likely to be classified PG but that their preferred U could be achieved by removing some mild bad language. When the film was submitted for formal classification, the mild bad language in question had been removed and the film was therefore classified U.

    Summary Notes

    The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression - except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever.

     

     Shopping: Pieces Deluxe Edition...

    1982 horror mystery by Juan Piquer Simon set for UK Blu-ray release on 28th August 2017 with 2 versions


    Link Here 11th August 2017
    Pieces Deluxe Edition Blu-ray Pieces is a 1982 Spain / USA / Puerto Rico / Italy horror mystery by Juan Piquer Simón (as JPiquer Simon).
    Starring Christopher George, Lynda Day George and Frank Braña. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a Director's Cut, an Unrated US Version and a cut Theatrical Version.

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2017 Arrow Deluxe Edition [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017
    Censorship History
    Exists as a Director's Cut, an Unrated US Version and a cut Theatrical Version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Pieces

    Promotional Material

    IT S EXACTLY WHAT YOU THINK IT IS!

    From Juan Piquer Simón, director of the equally unhinged Slugs, Pieces is the original sickening slasher classic, now restored in glorious 4K!

    A Boston college campus is being terrorised by a black-clad maniac who collects body parts from his unfortunate co-ed victims. As the corpses (and red herrings) begin to pile up, can Professor Brown (genre veteran Jack Taylor) unmask the murderer before his morbid puzzle is complete?

    Boasting some of the most outrageous gore set-pieces ever to splash their way across the screen (including a particularly memorable slow-motion evisceration atop a waterbed), Pieces is an essential slice of Spanish splatter and more gruesome than ever on Blu-ray.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 4K transfer from the original camera negative
  • Two versions of the feature: Pieces, the US theatrical version, and Mil Gritos Tiene La Noche, the original uncensored director s cut, presented in Spanish with original score by Librado Pastor [Blu-ray exclusive]
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original English and Spanish Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 5.1 Vine Theater Experience
  • Alternate Re-score by composer Umberto
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • It s Exactly What You Think It Is! brand new featurette offering up an appreciation of Pieces by various filmmaker fans
  • Brand new interview with art director Gonzalo Gonzalo
  • Pieces of Juan a career-spanning interview with director Juan PiquerSimón
  • The Reddest Herring extensive interview with actor Paul Smith, including a discussion of Pieces
  • Audio Interview with producer Steve Minasian
  • Image Galleries
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Michael Gingold
  • Soundtrack CD featuring the entire original score
  • 100-piece jigsaw puzzle replica
  •  

     Shopping: Psycho 2...

    1983 USA horror mystery thriller by Richard Franklin just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 11th August 2017
    Psycho 2 Blu-ray Psycho II is a 1983 USA horror mystery thriller by Richard Franklin.
    With Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles and Meg Tilly. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 31st July 2017
    Censorship History
    The theatrical version was cut for gore. Uncut on DVD, but versions have been spotted with missing nudity

    Promotional Material

    IT S 22 YEARS LATER, AND NORMAN BATES IS COMING HOME.

    Just when you thought it was safe to step back in the shower, Norman Bates returns in this expertly crafted sequel to Alfred Hitchcock s acclaimed horror classic.

    Deemed fit to return to society more than two decades years after his original crimes, Norman Bates has returned to his family mansion and adjacent motel. Joined by an unlikely house guest in the form of young Mary (Meg Tilly), things seem to be looking up for Norman until the grisly murders start up afresh. Has Norman really put his terrible past behind him, or is he losing his grip on sanity all over again?

    Aided by a fiendishly clever script from Fright Night director Tom Holland, Psycho II is regarded by many as one of the most successful horror sequels of all time, with a plot that will keep you guessing until the very end...

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Digital Transfer from Original Film Elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Stereo Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with writer Tom Holland
  • Never-before-heard audio interview with director Richard Franklin
  • Archive Interview with star Anthony Perkins
  • Vintage EPK material featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Trailers & TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais
  • PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s Booklet with new writing on the film alongside a reprint of the Psycho II chapter from Richard Franklin s unpublished autobiography
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