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Shopping: Suspiria...

1977 Italian horror by Dario Argento. The Synapse restoration is set for US R0 4K Blu-ray release on 19th November 2019


Link Here 11th October 2019
Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror by Dario Argento.
With Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini and Flavio Bucci. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1977 cinema release. Less cut for 1990 18 rated VHS and uncut since 1998. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but unrated releases are uncut.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Synapse Films R0 4K Blu-ray/RA Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon released on 19th November 2019

Promotional Material

SUSPIRIA 4K UHD 2-Disc Set - Dario Argento's masterpiece receives its ultimate showcase with Synapse Films award-winning restoration!

Jessica Harper (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, PENNIES FROM HEAVEN) stars in this frightening tale of a young student who uncovers dark and horrific secrets within the walls of a famous German dance academy. What spirals out from that simple premise is one of the most powerful and hallucinatory nightmares ever captured on celluloid! Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA comes to home video from Synapse Films in an exclusive new 4K restoration from the original uncut, uncensored 35mm Italian camera negative, with the original theatrical 4.0 English surround sound mix. Synapse Films' beautifully restored version of Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA was completed with the supervision and approval of the film's Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli. Now available for the FIRST TIME EVER on home video in a true 2160p 4K presentation with High Dynamic Range and a new Dolby Atmos remix!

Special Features:

A new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli.
Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96kHz/24-bit audio, with newly translated removable English SDH subtitles.
All-new Dolby Atmos Remix and High Dynamic Range Presentation.
Italian 5.1 surround mix, with removable English subtitle translation.
Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle and Troy Howarth.
Do You Know Anything About Witches? - 30 minute SUSPIRIA visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie.
Suzy in Nazi Germany - Featurette on the German locations from SUSPIRIA.
A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of SUSPIRIA - All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema.
Olga's Story - Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi.
Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots.
"International Classics" English "Breathing Letters" opening credit sequence from the U.S. release.
Alternate all-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching.
Reversible cover art by Wes Benscoter.

 

 

Shopping: Anna and the Apocalypse...

2017 UK / USA musical comedy horror by John McPhail set for UK Blu-ray release on 2nd December 2019 with the Extended Festival Cut


Link Here 26th September 2019
Anna and the Apocalypse is a 2017 UK / USA musical comedy horror by John McPhail.
Starring Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming and Sarah Swire. BBFC link IMDb  

The film was edited in the US before release. The MPAA reported that this did not effect the R rating or the rating reason: Rated R for zombie violence and gore, language, and some sexual material. Perhaps this relates t the UK DVD noting that it contains never seen before footage. There is also an Extended Version also referred to as the Festival Cut. All versions are 15 rated in the UK.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gore, language:
  • 2019 Second Sight Films [Theatrical + Extended Versions] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 2nd December 2019
  • 2019 Second Sight Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

Promotional Material

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.

Special Features:

  • Theatrical and Extended Cuts
  • Original short film "Zombie Musical" written and directed by Ryan McHenry
  • Audio Commentary with Director John McPhail, Writer Alan McDonald, Composers Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly
  • Brand new documentary featuring new interviews with Actors Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Ben Wiggins, Marli Siu, Director John McPhail, Writer Alan McDonald, Composers Roddy Hart & Tommy Reilly, Producer Naysun Alae-Carew,
  • Behind-the-Scenes featurette
  • Alternative opening scene
  • Hollywood Ending with Cast and Crew
  • Deleted Scene
  • Edinburgh Film Festival footage
  • Gag Reel, Outtakes
  • Limited slipcover and lyrics booklet on initial pressing only

 

 

Shopping: Hammer Volume Four: Faces of Fear...

four film set by various set for UK Blu-ray release on 18th November 2019, 2 were once cut by the BBFC


Link Here 15th September 2019
Hammer Volume Four: is a four film set by various
There are no censorship issues with this release.
UK: Passed with an aggregate 15 uncut for:
  • 2019 Powerhouse Hammer Volume Four R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th November 2019

The Revenge of Frankenstein is a 1958 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
With Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews and Eunice Gayson. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release. Uncut on home video, 15 rated on VHS, but 12 rated on DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll is a 1960 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
With Paul Massie, Dawn Addams and Christopher Lee. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1960 cinema release. Also cut for the original theatrical release. Uncut on home video in both the US and UK.
Taste of Fear is a 1961 UK horror mystery thriller by Seth Holt.
With Susan Strasberg, Ann Todd and Ronald Lewis. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut in the US and UK

The Damned is a 1963 UK Sci-Fi horror drama by Joseph Losey.
Starring Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field and Viveca Lindfors. BBFC link IMDb

Cut prior to 1961 X rated cinema release over child concerns. It was further cut for US theatrical release. The cuts were restored in 2010 for 12 rated DVD.

This release contains the UK Theatrical Version and the Director's Cut.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: These are the Damned

Promotional Material

Four classic Hammer chillers presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Accompanied by a wealth of new and archival extras- including exclusive new documentaries, audio commentaries, alternative versions, new and archival cast and crew interviews, a series of appreciations of their female stars, analyses of their composers scores, and extensive booklets - this stunning limited edition box set is strictly limited to 6,000 units.

THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN

  • New 4K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
  • Audio commentary by celebrated horror and fantasy authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman (2019)
  • A Frankenstein for the 20th Century (2019): video essay by film historian Kat Ellinger and Dima Ballin
  • Hammer's Women - Eunice Gayson (2019): profile of the Hammer star by critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson
  • David Huckvale on Leonard Salzedo (2019): new appreciation of the renowned composer by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
  • Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by filmmaker Joe Dante
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with new essays by Marcus Hearn and Kieran Foster, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray

THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
  • Audio commentary by film historians Josephine Botting and Jonathan Rigby (2019)
  • Interview with Paul Massie (1967): rare archival audio interview with the film's star
  • Hammer's Women - Dawn Addams (2019): British cinema expert Laura Mayne explores the life and career of the UK-born star
  • David Huckvale on Monty Norman (2019): new appreciation of the renowned composer
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by Josh Olson
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with a new essay by Kat Ellinger, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray

TASTE OF FEAR

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Alternative presentation with US Scream of Fear title sequence
  • New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
  • Audio commentary with Kevin Lyons, editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television (2019)
  • The BFI Interview with Jimmy Sangster (2008): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker and screenwriter in conversation with Marcus Hearn at London's National Film Theatre
  • The BEHP Video interview with Jimmy Sangster (2008): archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Sangster in conversation with Jonathan Rigby
  • The BEHP Interview with Douglas Slocombe - Part Two (1988): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the renowned cinematographer in conversation with Sidney Cole
  • Fear Makers (2019): interviews with camera operator Desmond Davis, assistant editor John Crome and clapper loader Ray Andrew
  • Hammer's Women - Ann Todd (2019): Melanie Williams, author of Female Stars of British Cinema profiles the English star and producer
  • David Huckvale on Clifton Parker (2019): new appreciation of the renowned composer
  • Super 8 version of Scream of Fear: original cut-down home cinema presentation
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by Samm Hamm
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with an essay by Marcus Hearn, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray

THE DAMNED

  • New 2K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • Two presentations of the film: The Damned, the original UK theatrical release version; and These Are the Damned, the complete and uncut restoration which first premiered in 2007
  • New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
  • Audio commentary by film historians Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger (2019)
  • Beneath the Surface (2019): new interview with filmmaker Gavrik Losey, son of director Joseph Losey
  • Interview with actor Shirley Anne Field (2019)
  • Interview with screenwriter Evan Jones (2010)>
  • Children of 'The Damned' (2019): new interviews with actors Kit Williams, David Palmer and Christopher Witty
  • Hammer's Women - Viveca Lindfors (2019): profile of the renowned actor by critic and film historian Lindsay Hallam
  • David Huckvale on James Bernard (2019): new appreciation of the celebrated composer
  • Beyond Black Leather (2019): appreciation by film expert I Q Hunter
  • No Future (2019): analysis by author and film historian Neil Sinyard
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Trailer commentary (2013): a short critical appreciation by filmmaker Joe Dante
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with a new essay by Richard Combs, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray>

Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units
All extras subject to change

 


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