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Shopping: The New York Ripper...

1982 Italian horror by Lucio Fulci. A restored version is set for US Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 25th June 2019


Link Here 5th April 2019
The New York Ripper is a 1982 Italian horror by Lucio Fulci.
With Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska and Howard Ross. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Banned by the BBFC for 1984 cinema release. Subsequent UK VHS/DVD release are cut by about 30s. Cut for an MPAA R rating in the US but also released uncut and MPAA Unrated.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Blue Underground Limited Edition (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 25th June 2019
  • 2019 Blue Underground Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

Someone Is Taking A Big Bite Out Of The Big Apple!

A blade-wielding psychopath is on the loose, turning The Big Apple bright red with the blood of beautiful young women. As NYPD detective Fred Williams (Jack Hedley, ''For Your Eyes Only'') follows the trail of butchery from the decks of the Staten Island Ferry to the sex shows of Times Square, each brutal murder becomes a sadistic taunt. In the city that never sleeps, the hunt is on for the killer that can t be stopped!

Co-written and directed by acclaimed horror maestro Lucio Fulci (''Zombie'', ''City of the Living Dead'') and filmed on location in the mean streets of New York City, this is one of Fulci's most savage and controversial thrillers. Now Blue Underground is proud to present THE NEW YORK RIPPER in a new 4K restoration from its original camera negative, completely uncut and uncensored, and fully loaded with exclusive new Extras!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the uncensored original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD Widescreen 2.40:1 Feature Presentation
  • Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English); 1.0 DTS-HD (English, Italian); 1.0 Dolby Digital (French, Spanish)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, English for Italian Audio
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth , Author of ''Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films''
  • NEW! The Art Of Killing: Interview with Co-Writer DardanoSacchetti
  • NEW! Three Fingers Of Violence: Interview with Star Howard Ross
  • NEW! The Second Victim: Interview with Co-Star Cinzia de Ponti
  • NEW! The Broken Bottle Murder: Interview with Co-Star Zora Kerova
  • ''I'm an Actress!'': 2009 Interview with Co-Star Zora Kerova
  • NEW! The Beauty Killer: Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of ''Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci''
  • NEW! Paint Me Blood Red: Interview with Poster Artist Enzo Sciotti
  • NYC Locations Then and Now
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • NEW! Poster & Still Gallery
  • BONUS! THE NEW YORK RIPPER: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Francesco De Masi
  • BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Travis Crawford
  • BONUS! Lenticular 3D Slipcover (First Pressing Only)
  • BLU-RAY + DVD + CD

    Special Features May Not Be Rated, Closed Captioned Or In High Definition.

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    Shopping: Quatermass 2...

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


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

    Summary Notes

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

     

     

    Shopping: The Grand Duel...

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


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

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

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Storm Rider

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

    Promotional Material

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

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

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

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

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