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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


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.

 

 

Shopping: My Bloody Valentine...

1981 Canada horror mystery thriller by George Mihalka set for US Blu-ray release on 11th February 2020 with a new 4K scan of the uncut version


Link Here14th January 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 RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th February 2020
  • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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: The Specialists...

1969 Italy / France / West Germany western by Sergio Corbucci, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here9th January 2020
The Specialists is a 1969 Italy / France / West Germany western by Sergio Corbucci.
Starring Johnny Hallyday, Gastone Moschin and Françoise Fabian. BBFC link IMDb  

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1973. 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 7th January 2020
  • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 7th January 2020

Promotional Material

From Sergio Corbucci, the legendary director of Django, Navajo Joe, The Great Silence, Companeros and The Mercenary comes this thrilling spaghetti western starring French music and film great Johnny Hallyday (The Man on the Train, Détective, Vengeance). Notorious gunfighter Hud Dixon (Hallyday) arrives in Blackstone, a town where his brother was wrongfully accused of robbing a bank and lynched for it. As Hud seeks revenge, he starts to discover the truth behind the stolen loot, and has to contend with an idealistic sheriff, a beautiful and seductive female banker, a corrupt businessman and a one-armed Mexican bandit, who was once his friend. Gastone Moschin (The Conformist, Caliber 9) and Françoise Fabian (Belle de Jour, My Night at Maud's) co-star in this fully restored adventure-yarn gorgeously shot by Dario Di Palma (The Seduction of Mimi, The Oldest Profession).

Special Features:
-Brand New 4K Restoration
-NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
-Includes Both French and Italian Audio with Optional English Subtitles
-Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
-Theatrical Trailer

 

 

Shopping: Kill Them All and Come Back Alone...

1968 Italy / Spain western by Enzo G Castellari, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here8th January 2020
Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (Ammazzali tutti e torna solo) is a 1968 Italy / Spain western by Enzo G Castellari.
Starring Chuck Connors, Frank Wolff and Franco Citti. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2020 KL Studio Classics Special Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 7th January 2020
  • 2020 KL Studio Classics Special Edition R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 7th January 2020

Promotional Material

From Enzo G. Castellari, the legendary director of Street Law, The Big Racket, Keoma and The Inglorious Bastards comes this action-packed spaghetti western starring screen and television great Chuck Connors (The Big Country, TV's The Rifleman and Branded). In 1864, mercenary Clyde McKay (Connors) leads a squad of tough-as-nails cutthroats on a mission for the Confederate high command to infiltrate an enemy fortress and steal millions in gold from the Union Army. Unfortunately, the crew he has assembled to pull off the heist is even less trustworthy than he is--and they all end up double-crossing each other. Frank Wolff (The Great Silence, Once Upon a Time in the West) and Franco Citti (Accattone, The Decameron) co-star in this fully restored, first-rate tale of betrayal and revenge.

Special Features:
-Brand New 4K Restoration
-NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
-Includes Both the English and Italian Cuts
-Optional English Subtitles
-Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
-Theatrical Trailer

 

 

Shopping: Gutterballs...

2008 Canada horror by Ryan Nicholson, notably never released in the UK, set for US Blu-ray and DVD release on 14th April 2020


Link Here31st December 2019
Gutterballs is a 2008 Canada horror by Ryan Nicholson
With Alastair Gamble, Mihola Terzic and Nathan Witte. IMDb

There exists an uncut MPAA Unrated hardcore Pin-etration Version. There are also other MPAA unrated versions possibly missing the Pin-etration. The film was heavily cut in Germany for an FSK 18 rating, and has notably never been released at all in the UK.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Unearthed Films R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th April 2020
  • 2020 Unearthed Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th April 2020

Promotional Material

A brutally sadistic rape leads to a series of bizarre gory murders during a midnight disco bowl-a-rama at a popular bowling alley. One by one, players of two teams meet blood-drenched gruesome deaths at the hand of a black bowling-gloved masked killer. This alley runs red with blood by sunrise.

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with director Ryan Nicholson
  • Behind the Balls, Making of Gutterballs
  • Behind the scenes
  • Interviews
  • OUttakes
  • Photo Gallery
  • Pin-etration Edition

 

 

Shopping: My Bloody Valentine...

1981 Canada horror mystery thriller by George Mihalka set for US Blu-ray release on 11th February 2020


Link Here28th December 2019
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.

Hopefully the cut footage will appear on this release in some form or another.

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

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

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 ...

Disk extras to be announced

 

 

Shopping: The Cable Guy...

1996 USA comedy thriller by Ben Stiller, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here22nd December 2019
The Cable Guy is a 1996 USA comedy thriller by Ben Stiller.
Starring Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick and Leslie Mann. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12 rated 1996 cinema release and the subsequent VHS releases. The BBFC cuts were waived for 12 rated 2017 home video. The film is uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

Promotional Material

Jim Carrey is Chip Douglas, cable installer. Raised on television sitcoms, he wants life to look just like My Three Sons. And when he meets single guy Steven Kovacs (Matthew Broderick), he sees his chance for some serious male bonding. But Chip's idea of friendship - which includes physical assault, a game of 'Porno Password' and a medieval joust - may be hazardous to Steven's health. In Chip's own immortal words, "I can be your best friend...or your worst enemy." Directed by Ben Stiller (Tropic Thunder, Zoolander), and co-starring Leslie Mann, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson.

 

 

Shopping: Doctor Sleep...

2019 USA horror by Mike Flanagan set for US Blu-ray and DVD release on 4th February 2020 in 2 versions


Link Here20th December 2019
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 Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
US: The Theatrical Version is 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

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: The Cotton Club Encore...

1984 USA crime music drama by Francis Ford Coppola just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo in a new Encore Version


Link Here17th December 2019
The Cotton Club Encore is a 1984 USA crime music drama by Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola).
Starring Richard Gere, Gregory Hines and Diane Lane. IMDb
In 2019 the director announced that he had been working on a Director's Cut or Encore Version noting studio pressure for a shorter version on original release. He says that the new longer version will feature more music and less plot.
US: The Encore Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2019 Lions Gate RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 10th December 2019
  • 2019 Lions Gate R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 10th December 2019

Summary Notes

The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people who visited the club, those who ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.

 

 

Shopping: Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde...

1971 UK Hammer horror by Roy Ward Baker, still with old BBFC cuts, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here14th December 2019
Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde is a 1971 UK horror by Roy Ward Baker.
With Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick, Gerald Sim. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. The cuts have persisted ever since. The same cut version is MPAA PG rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
  • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th December 2019

Promotional Material

"One of Hammer's better films, not only of that particular decade, but from their entire catalogue" -- The Telltale Mind In Victorian London, young Dr. Jekyll attempts to create an "Elixir of Life" using female hormones stolen from the glands of fresh corpses. But when Jekyll drinks the experimental potion himself, he is transformed into a beautiful woman with an unstoppable taste for mayhem. Can both fiendish personalities share a rampage of ghastly murder and perverse desire, or will the ultimate battle of the sexes rage within? Ralph Bates (Horror Of Frankenstein, Lust For A Vampire) and Martine Beswick (One Million Years B.C.) star in this gender-bending twist on the classic tale that horror fans consider one of the most provocative shockers in Hammer history.

 

 

Shopping: Hustlers...

2019 USA crime comedy thriller by Lorene Scafaria, banned in Malaysia, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here11th December 2019
Hustlers is a 2019 USA crime comedy thriller by Lorene Scafaria.
Starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez and Julia Stiles. IMDb
Banned by Malaysia's film censors of the LPF because of its excessive obscene content. The board said naked breasts, erotic dances and scenes featuring drugs made it not suitable for public screening.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th December 2019
  • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th December 2019
  • 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 10th December 2019

Promotional Material

Inspired by a true story, Hustlers follows Destiny (Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians), a young stripper struggling to make ends meet. That is, until she meets Ramona (Jennifer Lopez), the club's savvy top earner, who shows her the way toward making big bucks. But when the 2008 economic collapse hits their Wall Street clientele hard, Destiny and Ramona concoct a plan with their fellow strippers to turn the tables on these greedy power players. It's a wild, modern-day Robin Hood tale that critics are hailing as "enormously entertaining." -Washington Post

 

 

Shopping: Waterworld...

1995 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Kevin Reynolds just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here10th December 2019
Waterworld is a 1995 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Kevin Reynolds.
Starring Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Dennis Hopper. BBFC link IMDb 

Never cut by film censors. The producers shortened the film against the wishes of the Director for theatrical release. The deleted material was restored for an extended TV version, but suffered cuts for the likes of strong language. An uncut extended version was released in Europe and has been tagged as the Ulysses Cut.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Waterworld

US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated:
US: The Extended Ulysses Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated
  • 2019 Arrow Special Edition [Theatrical Version + Ulysses Cut] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 3rd December 2019

Promotional Material

BEYOND THE HORIZON LIES THE SECRET TO A NEW BEGINNING

The most expensive film ever made at the time of its release, Waterworld has thrilled audiences through the years with its awe-inspiring action scenes, gargantuan maritime sets and ground-breaking special effects.

A definitive post-apocalypse blockbuster, Waterworld stars Kevin Costner ( The Untouchables ) as The Mariner - a mutant trader, adrift in a dystopian future where Earth is submerged under water and humankind struggles to survive on boats and in ramshackle floating cities. The Mariner becomes embroiled with the Smokers, a gang of pirates who, led by villainous leader Deacon (Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet ), are seeking Enola (Tina Majorino, Napoleon Dynamite ), a girl with a map to the mythical realm of Dryland tattooed on her back.

Famous for both its epic scale and the controversy that swirled around its production, Waterworld is a key cult film of the 1990s, and an essential entry into the subgenre of ecologically-minded blockbusters. Presented here in a stunning restoration, in two different cuts and with a wealth of extra material, this high-water mark of high-concept Hollywood can now be enjoyed as never before.

TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Two cuts of the film restored from the original film elements by Arrow Films
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo audio options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper

    DISC ONE THE THEATRICAL CUT
     

  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation of the original theatrical cut
  • Maelstrom: The Odyssey of Waterworld , a feature-length making-of documentary including extensive cast and crew interviews and behind the scenes footage
  • Dances With Waves , an original archival featurette capturing the film s production
  • Global Warnings , film critic Glenn Kenny explores the subgenre of ecologically themed end-of-the-world films
  • Production and promotional stills gallery
  • Visual effects stills gallery
  • Original trailers and TV spots

    DISC TWO THE ULYSSES CUT

    High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation of the extended European Ulysses cut, which includes previously censored shots and dialogue

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    Shopping: Betty Blue...

    1986 France drama by Jean-Jacques Beineix, the Director's Cut just released on US Criterion Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here9th December 2019
    Betty Blue is a 1986 France drama by Jean-Jacques Beineix.
    With Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle and Gérard Darmon YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    There exists a Theatrical version and a Director's Cut. Neither troubled the BBFC. Both are MPAA Unrated
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 The Criterion Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th November 2019
    • 2019 The Criterion Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 19th November 2019

    Promotional Material

    When the easygoing would-be novelist Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade) meets the tempestuous Betty (Béatrice Dalle in a magnetic breakout performance) in a sunbaked French beach town, it's the beginning of a whirlwind love affair that sees the pair turn their backs on conventional society in favor of the hedonistic pursuit of freedom, adventure, and carnal pleasure. But as the increasingly erratic Betty's grip on reality begins to falter, Zorg finds himself willing to do things he never expected to protect both her fragile sanity and their tenuous existence. Adapted from the hit novel 37°2 le matin by Philippe Djian, Jean-Jacques Beineix's art-house smash--presented here in its extended director's cut--is a sexy, crazy, careening joyride of a romance that burns with the passion and beyond-all-reason fervor of all-consuming love.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED TWO-DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES - High-definition digital restoration, approved by director Jean-Jacques Beineix - Blue Notes and Bungalows, a sixty-minute documentary from 2013 featuring Beineix, actors Jean-Hugues Anglade and Béatrice Dalle, associate producer Claudie Ossard, cinematographer Jean-François Robin, and composer Gabriel Yared - Making of "Betty Blue," a short video featuring Beineix and author Philippe Djian - Le chien de Monsieur Michel, a short film by Beineix from 1977 - French television interview from 1986 with Beineix and Dalle - Dalle screen test - Trailers - New English subtitle translation - PLUS: An essay by critic Chelsea Phillips-Carr



     

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