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Shopping: X the Unknown...

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


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

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

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

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

Promotional Material

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

 

 

Shopping: Shatter...

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


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

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

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

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

Promotional Material

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

 

 

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

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


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

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

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

Promotional Material

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

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

 

 

Shopping: Rasputin: The Mad Monk...

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


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

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

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

Reviews

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

Promotional Material

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

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

Special Features and Technical Specs:

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

 

 

Shopping: Hollywood Horror House...

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


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

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

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

Promotional Material

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

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

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

 

 

Shopping: The Criminal...

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


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

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

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

Promotional Material

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

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

 

 

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

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


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

Promotional Material

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

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

 

 

Shopping: My Bloody Valentine...

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


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

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

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

Reviews

Simon Diabolik comments on Facebook:

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

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

And Chris adds:

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

Promotional Material

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

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

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

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

Bonus Features DISC ONE: THEATRICAL VERSION

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

 

 

Shopping: Robocop...

1987 USA action crime film by Paul Verhoeven, an Arrow Special Edition just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here12th February 2020
RoboCop is a 1987 USA action crime film by Paul Verhoeven.
With Peter Weller, Nancy Allen and Dan O'Herlihy. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical Version was cut for an R rating. This cut version was released in the UK without further BBFC Cuts. The cuts were restored for the Director's Cut released in the US and UK
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Arrow Video Special Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th February 2020
  • 2020 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Cutting Edge

RoboCop Special Edition
Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 20:
RoboCop Special Edition

Promotional Material

PART MAN, PART MACHINE, ALL COP.

RoboCop, from Orion Pictures, marked Flesh + Blood director Paul Verhoeven s Hollywood debut and instantly became an enduring sci-fi/action classic when it landed in theaters in the summer of 1987. Verhoeven s peerlessly exciting and kinetic visuals were matched by a sharp script, iconic cast and exceptional special effects by Rob Bottin ( The Thing ) and Phil Tippett ( The Empire Strikes Back ).

The film takes place in Detroit in the not-too-distant future. Heroic cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai ) is gunned down in the line of duty, only to be resurrected as RoboCop a cybernetic mix of spare human parts and Motor City steel, and the latest defense against crime designed by the all-powerful OCP Corporation. As RoboCop s memories of his former life as Murphy resurface, only his ex-partner (Nancy Allen, Dressed To Kill ) stands beside him to fight against the vicious thugs responsible for his death, as well as a nefarious top-level OCP executive orchestrating the chaos from above.

DIRECTOR S CUT SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • 4K restoration of the Director s Cut from the original camera negative by MGM, transferred in 2013 and approved by director Paul Verhoeven
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless stereo and four-channel mixes plus DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound option
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Archive commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier
  • New commentary by film historian Paul M. Sammon
  • New commentary by fans Christopher Griffiths, Gary Smart and Eastwood Allen
  • The Future of Law Enforcement: Creating RoboCop , a newly filmed interview with co-writer Michael Miner
  • RoboTalk , a newly filmed conversation between co-writer Ed Neumeier and filmmakers David Birke (writer of Elle ) and Nicholas McCarthy (director of Orion Pictures The Prodigy )
  • Truth of Character , a newly filmed interview with star Nancy Allen on her role as Lewis
  • Casting Old Detroit , a newly filmed interview with casting director Julie Selzer on how the film s ensemble cast was assembled
  • Connecting the Shots , a newly filmed interview with second unit director and frequent Verhoeven collaborator Mark Goldblatt
  • Analog , a new featurette focusing on the special photographic effects, including new interviews with Peter Kuran and Kevin Kutchaver
  • More Man Than Machine: Composing RoboCop , a new tribute to composer Basil Poledouris featuring film music experts Jeff Bond, Lukas Kendall, Daniel Schweiger and Robert Townson
  • RoboProps , a newly filmed tour of super-fan Julien Dumont s collection of original props and memorabilia
  • 2012 Q&A with the Filmmakers , a panel discussion featuring Verhoeven, Neumeier, Miner, Allen, star Peter Weller and animator Phil Tippett
  • RoboCop: Creating A Legend , Villains of Old Detroit , Special Effects: Then & Now , three archive featurettes from 2007 featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Paul Verhoeven Easter Egg
  • Four deleted scenes
  • The Boardroom: Storyboard with Commentary by Phil Tippett
  • Director s Cut Production Footage , raw dailies from the filming of the unrated gore scenes
  • Two theatrical trailers and three TV spots
  • Extensive image galleries
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
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    Shopping: Doctor Sleep...

    2019 USA horror by Mike Flanagan just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo with the Director's Cut on Blu-ray only


    Link Here10th February 2020
    Doctor Sleep is a 2019 USA horror by Mike Flanagan.
    Starring Jacob Tremblay, Rebecca Ferguson and Ewan McGregor. BBFC link IMDb 

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and a substantially longer Director's Cut
    US: The Theatrical Version and Director's Cut are both MPAA R rated for for disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity and drug use:
    • 2020 WarnerBrothers [4K Theatrical Version + Blu-ray Director's Cut] RA 4K Blu-ray/Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon released on 4th February 2020
    • 2020 WarnerBrothers [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 4th February 2020
    • 2020 WarnerBrothers [Theatrical Version only] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th February 2020
    • 2020 WarnerBrothers [Theatrical Version only] Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra (Kyliegh Curran), a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the shine. Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

    Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra's innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before204at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:
    • DIRECTOR'S CUT OF THE FILM - featuring nearly 30 minutes of new, alternate and extended scenes, selected by director Mike Flanagan, not seen in theaters.
    • DOLBY VISION/HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
    • DOLBY ATRMOS AUDIO TRACK
    • Return to the Overlook
    • The Making of Doctor Sleep: A New Vision
    • From Shining to Sleep
    • Optional English SDH, Spanish, French, and Portuguese subtitles for the main feature

     

     

    Shopping: Evil Ed...

    1995 Sweden comedy horror by Anders Jacobsson just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here9th February 2020
    Evil Ed is a 1995 Sweden comedy horror by Anders Jacobsson.
    With Johan Rudebeck, Per Löfberg and Olof Rhodin. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    The Original Version was cut by the BBFC for VHS and was cut even more for a US MPAA R rating. The Original Version is also available in the US and is MPAA Unrated. A longer Special Edition Cut appeared on Arrow Blu-ray in 2017.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Video [Original Version + Special Ed-ition] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 4th February 2020

    There is also a UK release.

    Promotional Material

    WHEN HIS MIND BLOWS, ANYTHING GOES!

    A blood-soaked love letter to the splatter films of the '80s, video rental favorite Evil Ed returns in an extended "Special ED-ition" cut alongside hours of stomach-churning bonus features!

    Mild-mannered film technician Edward enjoys his job. That is, until he finds himself transferred from his regular post to the "Splatter and Gore department", where he's forced to edit hours upon hours of grisly video nasty footage. Traumatised by the onscreen violence, Ed starts to lose his grip on reality with ghastly (and bloody) consequences...

    Owing a debt to such films as The Evil Dead , Re-Animator and the early splatter classics of Peter Jackson, Evil Ed is a special FX fiend's dream offering up a veritable smorgasbord of flying limbs, exploding heads and creepy creatures!

    SPECIAL ED-ITION CONTENTS

  • Special ED-ition cut [99 mins]
  • Original Stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA Audio Options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Introduction by writer/director Anders Jacobsson and editor Doc
  • You Keep 'Em Heads Rollin' extensive making-of documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Beyond Ed the filmmakers discuss their careers following Evil Ed
  • Deleted Scenes Featurette
  • Reconstructing Edward featurette looking at the preparation of the Special ED-ition cut
  • New Scenes Featurette a closer look at the scenes that were added to the Special ED-ition cut
  • Trailers and Teasers
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
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    Shopping: Brain Damage...

    1988 USA comedy horror by Frank Henenlotter just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here7th February 2020
    Brain Damage is a 1988 USA comedy horror by Frank Henenlotter.
    Starring Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald and Jennifer Lowry. IMDb 

    Originally cut for an R rated release in the US. Later the uncut Unrated version was released in the US. This Unrated version was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1988 cinema and VHS releases. The uncut version was later passed 18 uncut for 2007 for DVD.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Video Special Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 4th February 2020

    There is also a UK relese.

    Promotional Material

    From Frank Henenlotter, the man behind such cult horror favorites as Basket Case and Frankenhooker , comes Brain Damage

    Meet Elmer. He s your friendly neighborhood parasite with the ability to induce euphoric hallucinations in his hosts. But these LSD-like trips come with a hefty price tag: when young Brian comes under Elmer s addictive spell, it s not long before he finds himself scouring the city streets in search of his parasite friend s preferred food source brains!

    Featuring late TV horror host John Zacherle as the voice of Elmer, Brain Damage boasts some of the most astonishingly bad taste gore gags ever realized, including the notorious brain-pulling sequence and a xxxx-job that ends with a distinctly unconventional climax.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Mono and 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround Audio Options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Isolated Score
  • Audio commentary by writer-director Frank Henenlotter
  • Listen to the Light: The Making of Brain Damage documentary featuring interviews with actor Rick Herbst, producer Edgar Ievins, editor James Kwei, first assistant director Gregory Lamberson, visual effects supervisor Al Magliochetti and makeup artist Dan Frye
  • The Effects of Brain Damage FX artist and creator of Elmer Gabe Bartalos looks back at his iconic effects work on the film
  • Animating Elmer featurette looking at the contributions of visual effects supervisor Al Magliochetti
  • Karen Ogle: A Look Back stills photographer, script supervisor and assistant editor Karen Ogle recalls her fond memories of working on Brain Damage
  • Elmer s Turf: The NYC Locations of Brain Damage featurette revisiting the film s original shooting locations
  • Tasty Memories: A Brain Damage Obsession an interview with superfan Adam Skinner
  • Brain Damage Q&A with Frank Henenlotter recorded at the 2016 Offscreen Film Festival
  • Image Galleries
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Bygone Behemoth animated short by Harry Chaskin, featuring a brief appearance by John Zacherle in his final onscreen credit
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
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    Shopping: The Candy Snatchers...

    1973 USA crime horror thriller by Guerdon Trueblood, banned in the UK in 1973, set for US Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 25th February 2020


    Link Here6th February 2020
    The Candy Snatchers is a 1973 USA crime horror thriller by Guerdon Trueblood.
    Starring Tiffany Bolling, Ben Piazza and Susan Sennett. BBFC link IMDb 

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

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

    Promotional Material

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

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

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

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

     

     

    Shopping: The House That Jack Built...

    2018 Denmark / France / Germany / Sweden horror thriller by Lars von Trier just released on US Blu-ray and DVD with the Director's Cut


    Link Here5th February 2020
    The House That Jack Built is a 2018 Denmark / France / Germany / Sweden horror thriller by Lars von Trier.
    Starring Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz and Uma Thurman. BBFC link IMDb
    The Director's Cut was shown at Cannes but a cut R rated US Theatrical Version was distributed in the US. All UK releases are the Director's Cut.
    US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated:
    US: The US Theatrical Version was cut for an R rating for strong disturbing violence/sadistic behavior, grisly images, language, and nudity.
    • 2020 Shout! Factory [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 4th February 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th February 2020

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    In five audacious episodes, failed architect and arch-sociopath Jack recounts the elaborately orchestrated murders--each, as he views them, a towering work of art--that define his "career" as a serial killer. Mixing pitch black humor, transcendent surrealism, and renegade musings on everything from history to architecture to cinema, von Trier fashions a radical, blazingly personal inquiry into violence, art, and the twin acts of creation and destruction.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • THEATRICAL AND DIRECTOR'S CUT OF THE FILM
    • Sonning Prize : An Interview with Director Lars Von Trier
    • Teaser Trailer
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature

     

     

    Shopping: Berserker...

    1987 USA horror by Jefferson Richard, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here4th February 2020
    Berserker: The Nordic Curse is a 1987 USA horror by Jefferson Richard (as Jef Richard).
    Starring Joseph Alan Johnson, Greg Dawson and Valerie Sheldon. BBFC link IMDb  

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1987. The cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2004. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 28th January 2020

    Promotional Material

    A group of friends have set out on a camping trip in a rural part of Utah. Although warned by kindly Norwegian immigrant, Pappy Nyquist ( George 'Buck' Flowers ), of a series of recent killings, supposedly the result of a bear, the campers are undeterred and decide to spend the night outdoors, getting drunk and sharing stories of berserkers, ruthlessly violent viking warriors who wore bear skins and snouts. Not long after pairing off for romantic escapades, they find themselves terrorized and ripped apart by a large and violent bear...but is it actually a bear, or perhaps a real life berserker who has somehow been transported to the 20th century...

    An atmospheric and suspenseful slasher, punctuated by moments of shocking violence and brutality, Jefferson Richard's ( Maniac Cop , Get Carter ) BERSERKER features expressionistic cinematography by Henning Schellerup ( Silent Night Deadly Night , The Boogens ) and striking editing from Marcus Manton ( Pumpkinhead , Breakin' 2 ). Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents the world disc premier of BERSERKER , newly restored from its long lost original camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 16mm original camera negative
    3. "A Family Affair" - video interview with writer/director Jefferson Richard
    4. "Beware of Bears" video interview with actor Joseph Alan Johnson
    5. "Valley Girl" - video interview with actress Shannon Engemann
    6. Audio interview with actor Mike Riley
    7. Historical commentary track with Justin Kerswell & Joseph Henson of The Hysteria Continues!
    8. Stills gallery
    9. Reversible cover artwork
    10. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: Tammy and the T-Rex...

    1994 USA comedy Sci-Fi film by Stewart Raffill just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo with the famous Gore Cut


    Link Here3rd February 2020
    Tammy and the T-Rex is a 1994 USA comedy Sci-Fi film by Stewart Raffill.
    Starring Denise Richards, Theo Forsett and Paul Walker. IMDb
    Originally MPAA R rated in the US but the film was cut and released with an MPAA PG-13 rating. Preumably the MPAA R rating was surrendered. The uncut version, or Gore Cut, was finally released on home video in 2019 and 2020.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome [Uncut Version + PG-13 Version] R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon released on 28th January 2020
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome [Uncut Version + PG-13 Version] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 28th January 2020

    Promotional Material

    Tammy is a popular high school cheerleader whose new boyfriend, Michael, might be the love of her life. But Tammy's jealous ex, Billy, won't stand for anyone coming between him and 'his' girl, so he and his friends kidnap Michael, leaving him to be mauled by a lion in a local wildlife reserve. Comatose and at death's door, Michael's body is stolen from the hospital by mad scientist Dr. Wachenstein, who extracts his brain and implants it into a giant robotic T-Rex. Horrified by his predicament and new dinosaur body, he escapes from the doctor's lab and begins brutally killing his former bullies. Meanwhile Tammy and her best friend Byron start searching for a suitable human corpse in which to re-transplant Michael's brain...

    A jaw-dropping assault on good taste from the whacked out mind of cult filmmaker Stewart Raffill ( The Ice Pirates ; Mac & Me ), TAMMY AND THE T-REX features Denise Richards ( Wild Things ) in her first starring role, alongside Paul Walker ( The Fast & the Furious ), Terry Kiser ( Weekend at Bernie's ), George "Buck" Flower ( They Live ), and John F. Goff ( Drive-In Massacre ). Primarily seen in its heavily censored PG-13 version, Vinegar Syndrome brings TAMMY AND THE T-REX to 4k Ultra HD and Blu-ray fully uncut for the first time on home video, with all of its gross-out gags and gratuitous decapitations, gut-rippings, and head-smashings, courtesy of special effects wizard John Carl Buechler ( Mausoleum ), completely intact.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free 4k Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo
    2. Presented in Dolby Vision and HDR10 for brighter and more vivid color
    3. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
    4. Audio commentary with director Stewart Raffill and producer Diane Kirman
    5. "Blood, Brains and a Teenage T-Rex" - an interview with director Stewart Raffill
    6. "A Blast from the Past" - an interview with actress Denise Richards
    7. "Having the Guts" - an interview with actor Sean Whalen
    8. "A Testicular Stand-Off" - an interview with actor George Pilgrim
    9. Full length PG-13 cut of Tammy and the T-Rex (sourced from video)
    10. Reversible cover artwork
    11. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: Edge of the Axe...

    1988 Spain / USA horror mystery thriller by José Ramón Larraz, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here2nd February 2020
    Edge of the Axe is a 1988 Spain / USA horror mystery thriller by José Ramón Larraz (as Joseph Braunstein).
    Starring Barton Faulks, Christina Marie Lane and Page Mosely. BBFC link IMDb  

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1989. Uncut and 15 rated for 2020 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Special Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th January 2020

    There is also a UK release.

    Promotional Material

    From cult Spanish filmmaker José Ramón Larraz ( Vampyres , Symptoms ) comes this long-neglected late 80s slasher classic, finally unleashed on Blu-ray for the first time ever!

    The rural community of Paddock County is being rocked by the crazed exploits of an axe-wielding psychopath, who stalks the night in a black trenchcoat and mask. As the victims pile up, the authorities attempt to keep a lid on the situation, whilst computer whizz-kid Gerald and girlfriend Lillian seek to unmask the killer before the town population reaches zero.

    Nominally set in Northern California but shot primarily in Madrid, giving the film an off-kilter, American/European atmosphere akin to the likes of Pieces , Edge of the Axe is a late entry hack-and-slash masterpiece from one of the titans of Spanish terror.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • English and Spanish language versions of the feature
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Spanish soundtrack
  • Brand new audio commentary with actor Barton Faulks
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Newly-filmed interview with actor Barton Faulks
  • The Pain in Spain - a newly-filmed interview with special effects and make-up artist Colin Arthur
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes

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    Shopping: The Slumber Party Massacre...

    1982 USA horror by Amy Holden Jones, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here31st January 2020
    The Slumber Party Massacre is a 1982 USA horror by Amy Holden Jones (as Amy Jones).
    Starring Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille and Michael Villella. BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut for cinema but cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. Uncut on 18 rated DVD.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th January 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    "The original Slumber Party has aged well, proving to be one of the smarter slashers of its time and a highly underrated effort from the genre's Golden Era. It's a fun mix of comedy and carnage" -- DVD Talk When Trish (Michele Michaels) decides to invite her high school basketball teammates over for a slumber party, she has no idea the night is going to end with an unexpected guest crashing the party -- an escaped mental patient and his portable power drill -- in the cult classic, The Slumber Party Massacre.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • BRAND NEW 4K REMASTER FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • "Sleepless Nights: The Making Of The Slumber Party Massacre"
    • Audio Commentary With Director Amy Holden Jones, Actors Michael Villella And Debra De Liso
    • Interview With Actor Rigg Kennedy
    • Theatrical Trailers (U.S. And U.K.)
    • Theatrical Trailers For Slumber Party Massacre II and III
    • Alternate Title Sequence
    • Still Gallery
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature

     

     

    Shopping: Zombie Island Massacre...

    1984 USA horror by John N Carter, cut by the BBFC, set for US Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 25th February 2020


    Link Here30th January 2020
    Zombie Island Massacre is a 1984 USA horror by John N Carter.
    Starring David Broadnax, Rita Jenrette and Tom Cantrell. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1996. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

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

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

    Promotional Material

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

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

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

     

     

    Shopping: Cannibal Apocalypse...

    1980 Italian/Spanish video nasty by Anthony M Dawson set for restored US Blu-ray and DVD release on 17th March 2020


    Link Here28th January 2020
    Cannibal Apocalypse is a 1980 Italian/Spanish horror by Anthony M Dawson. With John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner and Giovanni Lombardo Radice. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    Banned as a video nasty in 1982. Passed 18 after animal cruelty cuts for UK DVD. There is a cut US MPAA R rated version and an uncut MPAA Unrated version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Canniball Apocalypse

    See also Video Nasties from melonfarmers.co.uk

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

    Promotional Material

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

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

     

     

    Shopping: Castle Freak:...

    1995 US horror by Stuart Gordon, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US DVD


    Link Here28th January 2020
    Castle Freak is a 1995 US horror by Stuart Gordon.
    With Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1996 VHS. Then uncut from 2008 DVD still with an 18 rating. Unrated and uncut in the US but there is also a cut R rated version.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Full Moon Pictures R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 21st January 2020
    • 2020 Full Moon Pictures Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Castle Freak has been REMASTERED and looks better than ever! Hideous, Hungry and Loose! Stuart Gordon takes you on a pulse pounding roller-coaster ride in Castle Freak... one of the most macabre thrillers you'll ever experience. John Reilly (Jeffrey Combs - Re-Animator), Susan (Barbara Crampton - Young & The Restless) and their blind teenage daughter come face to face with terror when they travel to Italy to move into a castle they have inherited. They soon discover it is haunted by a relentless blood-thirsty creature. When mutilated bodies start turning up, John must uncover the Reilly family's dark secret to save his wife and child from the sadistic being. Bonus features include: Full Moon Features Trailers

     

     

    Shopping: Tobruk...

    1967 USA war drama by Arthur Hiller, once cut for category by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here27th January 2020
    Tobruk is a 1967 USA war drama by Arthur Hiller.
    Starring Rock Hudson, George Peppard and Nigel Green. BBFC link IMDb

    Category cuts were required for an A rated cinema release in 1967. Passed PG uncut for 1988 VHS and later the BBFC rating was increased to 12 for 2017 home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st January 2020

    Promotional Material

    From Arthur Hiller, the director of Love Story, Silver Streak, The In-Laws and Outrageous Fortune comes this World War II blockbuster starring Rock Hudson (Blindfold, Showdown) and George Peppard (Cannon for Cordoba, Newman's Law) as the leaders of a commando group on a desperate mission. As Rommel's Afrika Korps sweeps toward Egypt and the Suez Canal in September, 1942, Major Craig (Hudson) suggests that the Desert Fox can be stopped with a daring raid on his fuel bunkers at Tobruk. Colonel Harker (Nigel Green, The Ipcress File) then recruits Craig to guide a team posing as POWs, "guarded" by Captain Bergman (Peppard) and a group of German Jews serving with the British, to their target. Written by Leo Gordon, who also plays Sgt. Krug, Tobruk is highlighted by a spectacular explosive finale in the tradition of The Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare.

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Steven Jay Rubin
    -Optional English Subtitles
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Kitten With A Whip...

    1964 USA action crime thriller by Douglas Heyes, once banned by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here26th January 2020
    Kitten With A Whip is a 1964 USA action crime thriller by Douglas Heyes.
    Starring Ann-Margret, John Forsythe and Peter Brown. BBFC link IMDb

    Banned by the BBFC for 1964 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Universal Mod (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st January 2020

    Promotional Material

    Ann-Margret and John Forsythe star in Kitten with a Whip, the cult classic thats so hot it sizzles so jazzy it swings! Jody Drew (Ann-Margret) is a sweet, sexy, psycho-babe on the run from the law. She's escaped from a detention center, stabbed a guard and burned the place to the ground. David Patton (Forsythe) doesn't know all this. Hes just a Senatorial candidate trying to do all the right things. However, Jody makes sure that all the wrong things happen. She twists poor David's life into a knot, first threatening him with a rape charge then, with a little help from her friends, kidnapping him for a Mexican joy ride.

     

     

    Shopping: Kitten With A Whip...

    1964 USA action crime thriller by Douglas Heyes, once banned by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here26th January 2020
    Kitten With A Whip is a 1964 USA action crime thriller by Douglas Heyes.
    Starring Ann-Margret, John Forsythe and Peter Brown. BBFC link IMDb

    Banned by the BBFC for 1964 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Universal Mod (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st January 2020

    Promotional Material

    Ann-Margret and John Forsythe star in Kitten with a Whip, the cult classic thats so hot it sizzles so jazzy it swings! Jody Drew (Ann-Margret) is a sweet, sexy, psycho-babe on the run from the law. She's escaped from a detention center, stabbed a guard and burned the place to the ground. David Patton (Forsythe) doesn't know all this. Hes just a Senatorial candidate trying to do all the right things. However, Jody makes sure that all the wrong things happen. She twists poor David's life into a knot, first threatening him with a rape charge then, with a little help from her friends, kidnapping him for a Mexican joy ride.

     

     

    Shopping: The War Lord...

    1965 USA drama by Franklin J Schaffner, once cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rating, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here25th January 2020
    The War Lord is a 1965 USA drama by Franklin J Schaffner (as Franklin Schaffner).
    Starring Charlton Heston, Richard Boone and Rosemary Forsyth. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    The 1965 cinema release was cut by the BBFC for an A rating. Presumably uncut since 2010 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st January 2020

    Promotional Material

    From Franklin J. Schaffner, the acclaimed director of Planet of the Apes, Patton, Papillon and The Boys from Brazil comes this action-packed adventure yarn with great performances and production values. In the 11th century, the powerful Duke William of Ghent sends his most trusted knight, Chrysagon (Charlton Heston, The Big Country, El Cid), and a troop of warriors to guard Normandy's coastal settlements from plunder and pillage by Frisian raiders. Smitten with Bronwyn (Rosemary Forsyth, What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?), the foster child of village elder Odins (Niall MacGinnis, Jason and the Argonauts), the war lord is tempted simply to take her, under the feudal custom of droit du seigneur, but finds he is falling in love. Beautifully shot by the great Russell Metty (Spartacus) and co-starring Richard Boone (Winter Kills), Guy Stockwell (Tobruk), James Farentino (Dead & Buried) and Michael Conrad (Un Flic).

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Sergio Mims
    -Optional English Subtitles
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Ulzana's Raid...

    1972 USA western adventure by Robert Aldrich, cut in the UK for horse falls, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here24th January 2020
    Ulzana's Raid is a 1972 USA western adventure by Robert Aldrich.
    Starring Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison and Jorge Luke. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    There is a Robert Aldrich Director's Cut which was shown in the US. Burt Lancaster re-edited the film for the first European releases. The BBFC cut the film for violence for an X rated 1973 cinema release. These cuts were restored for VHS but new cuts for horsefalls were then required. In 2003 the Director's Cut was submitted for DVD but again the animal cruelty cuts were required.

    This release is the Robert Aldrich Version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st January 2020

    Promotional Material

    From Robert Aldrich, the renowned director of The Dirty Dozen, The Grissom Gang, The Killing of Sister George and The Longest Yard, comes this thrilling western starring screen legend Burt Lancaster (The Train, Elmer Gantry, Valdez Is Coming) in one the best performances of his iconic career. Violence begets violence in this explosive western that pits marauding Apaches against weary Indian fighters and naïve U.S. cavalrymen. Lancaster is McIntosh, a scout assigned to aid the cavalry in tracking down Ulzana (Joaquín Martínez, Jeremiah Johnson) and his band of renegade Indians. As the trail gets hotter, McIntosh tries to teach idealistic young Lieutenant DeBuin (Bruce Davison, The Crucible) that the only way to fight their escalating brutality and violence is with more force.

    This gritty action epic is the third of four films starring Lancaster and directed by Aldrich; the others were Apache (1954), Vera Cruz (1954) and Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977). Beautifully shot by Joseph F. Biroc (Too Late the Hero) and featuring strong supporting performances by Richard Jaeckel (The Devil's Brigade) and Lloyd Bochner (Point Blank).

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Critic Nick Pinkerton
    -NEW Interview with star Bruce Davison
    -Trailers From Hell with John Landis
    -Optional English Subtitles
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: The House By The Cemetery...

    1981 Italian video nasty by Lucio Fulci just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here23rd January 2020
    The House by the Cemetery is a 1981 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
    With Catriona MacColl & Paolo Malco. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1982 cinema release. This cut version was released on pre-cert video and was banned as a video nasty. It was then heavily cut for BBFC approved VHS in 1988. The cuts were reduced for 2001 DVD and later waived for 2009 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Blue Underground Limited Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st January 2020

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Read The Fine Print... You May Have Just Mortgaged Your Life!

    A young family moves from their cramped New York City apartment to a spacious new home in New England. But this is no ordinary house in the country: the previous owner was the deranged Dr. Freudstein, whose monstrous human experiments have left a legacy of bloody mayhem. Now, someone - or something - is alive in the basement, and home sweet home is about to become a horrific hell on earth.

    Catriona MacColl (THE BEYOND), Paolo Malco (THE NEW YORK RIPPER), Ania Pieroni (TENEBRE), Carlo De Mejo (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD), and Dagmar Lassander (HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON) star in this outrageous Italian shocker from 'The Godfather of Gore', Lucio Fulci (ZOMBIE). Blue Underground is now proud to present THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY in a new 4K restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative, fully loaded with exclusive new and archival Extras!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the uncensored original camera negative
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 2.40:1 Feature Presentation
    • Audio: 5.1 DTS-HD (English); 1.0 DTS-HD (English); 1.0 DTS-HD (Italian)
    • Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, English for Italian Audio
    • NEW! Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth , Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
    • Deleted Scene
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • TV Spot
    • Poster & Still Galleries
    • Meet the Boyles Interviews with Stars Catriona MacColl and Paolo Malco
    • Children of the Night Interviews with Stars Giovanni Frezza and Silvia Collatina
    • Tales of Laura Gittleson Interview with Star Dagmar Lassander
    • My Time With Terror Interview with Star Carlo De Mejo
    • A Haunted House Story Interviews with Co-Writers Dardano Sacchetti and Elisa Briganti
    • To Build a Better Death Trap Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati , Special Make-Up Effects Artist Maurizio Trani , Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi , and Actor Giovanni De Nava
    • NEW! House Quake Interview with Co-Writer Giorgio Mariuzzo
    • NEW! Catriona MacColl Q&A
    • NEW! Calling Dr. Freudstein Interview with Stephen Thrower , Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
    • BONUS! HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Walter Rizzati
    • BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold

     

     

    Shopping: Demons of the Mind...

    1972 UK horror thriller by Peter Sykes just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here18th January 2020
    Demons of the Mind is a 1972 UK horror thriller by Peter Sykes.
    With Robert Hardy, Shane Briant, Gillian Hills. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    This Hammer thriller was cut by the BBFC for an X theatrical release in 1972. These cuts have persisted to all video versions since, which are all 18 rated. The 1990 Warner VHS was further cut by the BBFC. The same cut Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: The cut Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th January 2020

    Promotional Material

    "A Brilliantly Directed Gothic Horror Tale." -- Ten Years of Terror: British Horror Films of the 1970s In the 19th century, a depraved baron confronts a hereditary curse by imprisoning his two adult children in the family castle. When a nearby village is plagued by a series of murders, the killings trigger a mass hysteria of rituals and sadistic desires. Can these "demons" be destroyed by a power beyond madness ... or will a final onslaught of evil forever torment this land?

    Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange) and Paul Jones (lead singer of the band Manfred Mann) co-star in this psychological shocker from the director of To The Devil...A Daughter that many Hammer fans consider to be one of the studio's most offbeat and unique horror thrillers ever!

     

     

    Shopping: Tammy and the T-Rex...

    1994 USA comedy Sci-Fi film by Stewart Raffill set for US Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 28th January 2020 with the Gore Cut


    Link Here17th January 2020
    Tammy and the T-Rex is a 1994 USA comedy Sci-Fi film by Stewart Raffill.
    Starring Denise Richards, Theo Forsett and Paul Walker. IMDb
    Originally MPAA R rated in the US but the film was cut and released with an MPAA PG-13 rating. Preumably the MPAA R rating was surrendered. The uncut version, or Gore Cut, was finally released on home video in 2019 and 2020.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome [Uncut Version + PG-13 Version] R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon released on 28th January 2020
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome [Uncut Version + PG-13 Version] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 28th January 2020

    Promotional Material

    Tammy is a popular high school cheerleader whose new boyfriend, Michael, might be the love of her life. But Tammy's jealous ex, Billy, won't stand for anyone coming between him and 'his' girl, so he and his friends kidnap Michael, leaving him to be mauled by a lion in a local wildlife reserve. Comatose and at death's door, Michael's body is stolen from the hospital by mad scientist Dr. Wachenstein, who extracts his brain and implants it into a giant robotic T-Rex. Horrified by his predicament and new dinosaur body, he escapes from the doctor's lab and begins brutally killing his former bullies. Meanwhile Tammy and her best friend Byron start searching for a suitable human corpse in which to re-transplant Michael's brain...

    A jaw-dropping assault on good taste from the whacked out mind of cult filmmaker Stewart Raffill ( The Ice Pirates ; Mac & Me ), TAMMY AND THE T-REX features Denise Richards ( Wild Things ) in her first starring role, alongside Paul Walker ( The Fast & the Furious ), Terry Kiser ( Weekend at Bernie's ), George "Buck" Flower ( They Live ), and John F. Goff ( Drive-In Massacre ). Primarily seen in its heavily censored PG-13 version, Vinegar Syndrome brings TAMMY AND THE T-REX to 4k Ultra HD and Blu-ray fully uncut for the first time on home video, with all of its gross-out gags and gratuitous decapitations, gut-rippings, and head-smashings, courtesy of special effects wizard John Carl Buechler ( Mausoleum ), completely intact.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free 4k Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo
    2. Presented in Dolby Vision and HDR10 for brighter and more vivid color
    3. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
    4. Audio commentary with director Stewart Raffill and producer Diane Kirman
    5. "Blood, Brains and a Teenage T-Rex" - an interview with director Stewart Raffill
    6. "A Blast from the Past" - an interview with actress Denise Richards
    7. "Having the Guts" - an interview with actor Sean Whalen
    8. "A Testicular Stand-Off" - an interview with actor George Pilgrim
    9. Full length PG-13 cut of Tammy and the T-Rex (sourced from video)
    10. Reversible cover artwork
    11. English SDH subtitles
     

     

     

    Shopping: The Mummy's Shroud...

    1967 UK horror by John Gilling, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here17th January 2020
    The Mummy's Shroud is a 1967 UK horror by John Gilling.
    With André Morell, John Phillips and David Buck. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 1967 X rated cinema release. PG uncut on DVD since 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th January 2020

    Promotional Material

    It lives again! A small archaeological party headed by Sir Basil Walden (Andre Morell, The Plague Of The Zombies) discovers the hidden tomb of Kah-to-Bey. Despite the warning from the guardian, Hasmid, they take Kah-to-Bey to Cairo and place him next to the mummy of Prem, his devoted slave and protector. The mystical hieroglyphic shroud that covers Kah-to-Bey's body is read aloud by Ali and restores Prem to life, resulting in an unstoppable progression of madness and murder.
     



     

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