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Shopping: Sisters...

1973 USA horror thriller by Brian De Palma set for US Blu-ray release on 23rd October 2018


Link Here 18th September 2018
Blood Sisters is a 1973 USA horror thriller by Brian De Palma.
With Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt and Charles Durning. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release, then uncut for 18 rated 1986 VHS and 15 rated 2005 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2018 Criterion Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd October 2018
  • 2018 Criterion Collection Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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Margot Kidder is Danielle, a beautiful model separated from her Siamese twin, Dominique. When a hotshot reporter (Jennifer Salt) suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters' insidious sibling bond. A scary and stylish paean to female destructiveness, Brian De Palma's first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes, and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.

 

 

Shopping: The Tree of Life...

2011 USA fantasy drama by Terrence Malick just released on US Blu-ray and DVD with a new extended version


Link Here 14th September 2018
The Tree of Life is a 2011 USA fantasy drama by Terrence Malick.
Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US and BBFC 12 rated in the UK. There also exists and Extended Version.

The additional footage will reveal more from the backstory of Pitt's family and will add further background to Sean Penn's charcter too. Malick considers the Theatrical Version still his 'Director's Cut' but he says this new Extended Cut will shed some light on a few things.

US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated:
US:
The Theatrical Version was rated PG-13 for some thematic material:
  • 2018 Sony/Criterion [Theatrical + Extended Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th September 2018
  • 2018 Sony/Criterion [Theatrical + Extended Versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 11th September 2018

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Four decades into an already legendary career, Terrence Malick realized his most rapturous vision to date, tracing a story of childhood, wonder, and grief to the outer limits of time and space. Reaching back to the dawn of creation, Malick sets a story of boyhood memories on a universal scale, charting the coming of age of an awestruck child (newcomer Hunter McCracken) in Texas in the 1950s, as he learns to navigate the extremes of nature and grace represented by his bitter, often tyrannical father (Brad Pitt) and his ethereal, nurturing mother (Jessica Chastain, in her breakout role). Shot with nimble attention to life's most fleeting moments by Emmanuel Lubezki, the Palme d'Or--winning The Tree of Life marks the intimately personal, cosmically ambitious culmination of Malick's singular approach to filmmaking.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED THREE-DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Terrence Malick and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki
- New extended version of the film featuring an additional fifty minutes of footage
- Exploring "The Tree of Life," a 2011 documentary featuring collaborators and admirers of Malick's, including filmmakers David Fincher and Christopher Nolan
- New interviews with actor Jessica Chastain and visual-effects supervisor Dan Glass
- Interview from 2011 with composer Alexandre Desplat about the film, and a new interview with music critic Alex Ross about Malick's approach to music
- Video essay from 2011 by critic Matt Zoller Seitz
- Trailer
- More!
- PLUS: An essay by critic Kent Jones and a 2011 piece on the film by critic Roger Ebert

 

 

Shopping: Robin Hood...

2010 USA / UK action historical romance by Ridley Scott, orginally cut for a PG-13, just released on US 4k Blu-ray


Link Here 12th September 2018
Robin Hood is a 2010 USA / UK action historical romance by Ridley Scott.
Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Matthew Macfadyen. IMDb
The film was cut in the US for a PG-13 rated theatrical release. Blood spurts were restored for the MPAA Unrated Director's Cut, but some were missed. These have been restored for the Director's Cut release in Germany. All versions are rated 12 by the BBFC.

This release features the cut Theatrical Version and the uncut Unrated Version/Director's Cut.

US: Cut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Universal [Theatrical + Unrated Versions] RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th September 2018

Promotional Material

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe and visionary director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) reunite for the untold story of the man behind the legend. In an age of oppression and shameless tyranny, an outlaw becomes the unlikely hero that saves a nation and inspires generations to fight for freedom. In this thrilling action adventure, "Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott are at their most entertaining since Gladiator" (Dan Jolin, Empire UK ). Also starring Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett.

 

 

Shopping: Deep Red...

1975 Italy horror romance by Dario Argento just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 6th September 2018
Deep Red is a 1975 Italy horror romance by Dario Argento.
Starring David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi and Gabriele Lavia. Youtube link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Arrow Special Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 4th September 2018
Versions and UK Censorship
The pre-cert video was seized by police during the Video Nasties panic. BBFC VHS and DVD release up to 2011 were cut for animal cruelty. Uncut since 2011. The film exist as the uncut Directors Cut in Italian and a shortened Export Version in English.

This release is the Director's Cut

Promotional Material

YOU WILL NEVER FORGET IT!!!

From Dario Argento, maestro of the macabre and the man behind some of the greatest excursions in Italian horror (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), comes Deep Red the ultimate giallo movie.

One night, musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings, Blow-Up), looking up from the street below, witnesses the brutal axe murder of a woman in her apartment. Racing to the scene, Marcus just manages to miss the perpetrator... or does he? As he takes on the role of amateur sleuth, Marcus finds himself ensnared in a bizarre web of murder and mystery where nothing is what it seems...

Aided by a throbbing score from regular Argento-collaborators Goblin, Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso and The Hatchet Murders) is a hallucinatory fever dream of a giallo punctuated by some of the most astonishing set-pieces the sub-genre has to offer.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Italian soundtrack in DTS-HD MA mono 1.0 and lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio, and original English soundtrack in DTS-HD MA mono 1.0*
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by filmmaker and Argento expert Thomas Rostock
  • Introduction to the film by Claudio Simonetti of Goblin
  • Profondo Giallo, a new visual essay by Michael Mackenzie featuring an in-depth appreciation of Deep Red, its themes and its legacy
  • Rosso Recollections: Dario Argento s Deep Genius the Deep Red director on the creation of a giallo masterpiece
  • The Lady in Red: Daria Nicolodi Remembers Profondo Rosso
  • Music to Murder For! Claudio Simonetti on Deep Red
  • Profondo Rosso: From Celluloid to Shop a tour of the Profondo Rosso shop in Rome with long time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi
  • Italian theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • * The English audio track has some portions of English audio missing. English audio for these sections was either never recorded or has been lost. As such, these sequences are presented with Italian audio, subtitled in English.
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    Shopping: Brainscan...

    1994 Canada / USA / UK comedy Sci-Fi horror by John Flynn, once cut for a 15 rating, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 3rd September 2018
    Brainscan is a 1994 Canada / USA / UK comedy Sci-Fi horror by John Flynn.
    Starring Edward Furlong, Frank Langella and T Ryder Smith. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th August 2018

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Uncut and 18 rated for 1994 cinema release. The follow up VHS was cut for a 15 rating. These cuts were waived for 15 rated DVD in 2005.

    Summary Notes

    A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the brutal murder depicted in the game actually happened -- and he's the killer.

     


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