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Alien Predators, Double Lover


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Title Cuts Cert Run Time US flagReleased on 19th June 2018
Alien Predators

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Alien Predators Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~90:00s Alien Predators (aka Alien Predator) is a 1985 USA / Spain Sci-Fi horror drama by Deran Sarafian.
Starring Dennis Christopher, Martin Hewitt and Lynn-Holly Johnson. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th June 2018
UK Censorship History
A pre-cut version was passed 18 for 1986 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Alien Predators

Promotional Material

When NASA’s Skylab fell to Earth the threat was over ... but five years later the horror is just beginning ...
Double Lover

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Double Lover DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~107:00s Double Lover (Amant Double) is a 2017 France / Belgium romance by François Ozon.
Starring Marine Vacth, Jérémie Renier and Jacqueline Bisset. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th June 2018
  • 2018 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 19th June 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Summary Notes

Disenchanted with the ephemeral glamour of the modelling world, Chloé, a vulnerable Parisian woman of 25, is convinced that the severe and persistent abdominal pains she's been suffering, stem mainly from a psychosomatic disorder. As a result, the reserved beauty will soon find herself on the couch of the charming therapist, Dr Paul Meyer, nevertheless, the mutual and unfailing sexual attraction between them will make it impossible to continue with the therapy. Before long, the ecstatic, yet unexplored lovers will move in together, however, Paul's obscure past will inevitably lead Chloé to the conclusion that there's definitely more to him than meets the eye. Is the doe-eyed woman lured into a world of hallucinations and dream-like sequences?

         

 

  Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

The Wound, Jubilee, Iron Monkey, Fifty Shades Freed


Link Here 18th June 2018
Title Cuts Cert Run Time UK flagReleased on 18th June 2018
Fifty Shades Freed

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Fifty Shades Freed Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
Unveiled Version

  BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version 

18 105:42s
100:55s
 
Fifty Shades Freed is a 2018 USA drama by James Foley.
Starring Arielle Kebbel, Tyler Hoechlin and Dakota Johnson. BBFC link IMDb

UK: The Extended/Unveiled Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex for:
UK:
The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex for:

  • 2018 Universal [Theatrical + Unveiled Version] RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
  • 2018 Universal [Theatrical + Unveiled Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
  • 2018 Universal [Theatrical + Unveiled Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
Versions
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended Unveiled Version.

Promotional Material

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the climactic chapter based on the worldwide bestselling "Fifty Shades" phenomenon.

Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardise their happy ending before it even begins.

Bonus Features

  • Deleted Scene
  • The Last Journey
  • Christian and Ana by Jamie and Dakota
  • A Conversation with EL James and Eric Johnson
  • Music Videos

Limited edition: Comes with a bonus disc packed with even more sensuous special features!

Angelica

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Angelica DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
15   Angelica is a 2015 USA horror thriller by Mitchell Lichtenstein.
Starring Jena Malone, Janet McTeer and Ed Stoppard. IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2018 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

James Norton, Janet McTeer, Jena Malone and Ed Stoppard star in this an unnerving, supernatural horror experience that will delight fear fans in search of a genuine creep out. Take a deep breath and prepare for your nerves to be shattered… In Victorian England, sexual repression opens a rift between a young couple - Constance and Joseph - after the birth of their daughter Angelica. As Constance retreats further from her relationship a ghostly predator begins to haunt its way through the house late at night... When the eerie visits become evermore menacing and vividly evoke Constance's deepest fears, she decides to fight against the supernatural force in a bid to save herself and her daughter.
Iron Monkey

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Iron Monkey Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
12 ~90:00s Iron Monkey (Siu nin Wong Fei Hung chi: Tit ma lau) is a 1993 Hong Kong action crime drama by Woo-Ping Yuen.
Starring Rongguang Yu, Donnie Yen and Jean Wang. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

  • 2018 Eureka Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
US Censorship History
Passed 12 uncut in the UK. Cut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

US releases are derided for providing a cut down version which reduces some of the fight scenes, mistranslates subtitles to delete references to prostitutes and replaces the memorable original score. Apparently Miramax were trying to mould the film into something that would more resemble the commercial hit, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

Presumably this release is the uncut version.

Promotional Material

A breathtaking action adventure from perhaps the greatest action choreographer of all time, Yuen Woo-ping s Iron Monkey combines mind-blowing fight choreography, with a classic story of courage, honour and sacrifice.

Wong Kei-ying ( Donnie Yen ; Ip Man, Rogue One ), a physician and martial artist, is mistaken for a masked vigilante known as the Iron Monkey ( Yu Rong-kwong ); a Robin Hood style hero who has been robbing the wealthy local officials in order to provide medical treatment for the poor. The two men must team up to defeat a corrupt political regime; and protect the lives of the people whose cause they champion.

Presented from a brand new, stunning 2K restoration, Eureka Classics is proud to present this iconic martial arts classic making its UK debut on Blu-ray.

SPECIAL DUAL FORMAT FEATURES
  • LIMITED EDITION O-CARD (First print run only)
  • Stunning 1080p presentation from a brand new 2K restoration
  • Original Cantonese mono audio track (also available in 5.1 presentation)
  • 5.1 English audio track
  • Isolated Music & Effects track
  • Interview with Donnie Yen (20 mins)
  • Interview with producer Tsui Hark (25 mins)
  • Interview with Yu Rong-kwong (27 mins)
  • Interview with stuntwoman and actress Li Fai (25 mins)
  • Interview with actress Angie Tsang (20 mins)
  • Iron Fist (16 mins) A behind-the-scenes look at the action choreography of Iron Monkey
  • Shadow Boxing (8 mins) a featurette on Hong Kong action choreography featuring Alex Yip
  • Footage of Li Fai and Angie Tsang competing at the 2003 Wu Shu Championships
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • A collector s booklet featuring a new essay on the film (First print run only)
Redemption: The Last Outlaw

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Redemption: The Last Outlaw DVD  

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 95:51s Redemption: The Last Outlaw (aka Gone Are the Days) is a 2018 USA western by Mark Landre Gould.
Starring Danny Trejo, Tom Berenger and Lulu Wilson. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, sex references, language for:

  • 2018 Second Sight Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

Notorious outlaw Taylon Flynn is old, ill and unable to reconcile the man he was to the man he has become. But some men don t change. When Flynn s estranged daughter finds herself in trouble he picks up his guns once more, summons the inner demons he buried long ago and sets out to exact hell and damnation on those responsible.
The Wound

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The Wound DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 84:47s The Wound (Inxeba) is a 2017 South Africa / Germany / Netherlands / France gay romance by John Trengove.
Starring Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai and Niza Jay. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex, language, drug misuse for:

  • 2018 Peccadillo/Saffron Hill R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
Censorship History
The film was effectively banned from mainstream cinemas by the South African Film Censors through giving it a pornographic rating.  The film censors were overruled by South Africa's High Court, and the film was then released with an 18 rating.

Promotional Material

Every year, the Xhosa tribe's young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape, South Africa to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by musician Nakhane Toure), is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage into manhood. As Kwanda defiantly negotiates his queer identity within this masculine environment, he quickly recognises the nature of Xolani's relationship with fellow guide Vija. The three men commence a dangerous dance with each other and their own desires and, soon, the threat of exposure elevates the tension to breaking point.
Xtro

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Xtro: Limited Edition Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 ~87:00s Xtro is a 1982 UK alien film by Harry Bromley Davenport.
With Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers and Danny Brainin.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong sex and horror for:

  • 2018 Second Sight Limited Edition [Theatrical + Video versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
UK Censorship History
No censors cuts but exists in two versions, one with a happy end, the other with a downbeat end. The film was seized by police during the video nasties moral panic but no action was taken against the film.

See further details at Melon Farmers Video Hits: Xtro

Promotional Material

Three years ago young Tony watched with horror as his father was taken into the night sky by a mysterious blinding light and never seen again. Until now. His father is coming home but he's not the man he used to be!

A 'must-see' cult rental of the 80s, Xtro is one of the most outrageously bizarre, gory and insanely enjoyable horror films of its time complete with infamous 'alien birth' scene. 'Not all extra terrestrials are friendly'!

SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION FEATURES:

  • Limited Edition packaging
  • New restoration featuring option of alternate endings plus the original UK video version edit
  • New director restoration
  • 'Xploring Xtro' - a new 57 minute documentary featuring interviews with Harry Bromley-Davenport, Mark Forstater, Bernice Stegers, Susie Silvey, 'Tik' – Tim Dry, 'Tok' – Sean Crawford, Robert Pereno, Alan Jones and Craig Lapper
  • 'The World of Xtro' - a new featurette with Dennis Atherton, Harry Bromley-Davenport and Mark Forstater
  • 'Beyond Xtro' – a new featurette with Harry Bromley-Davenport and Mark Forstater looking ahead to new reboot 'Xtro – The Big One', including excusive test footage
  • 'Xtro Xposed'
  • 'Loving The Alien: A Tribute to Philip Sayer' featuring exclusive Brian May music tribute
  • Soft cover booklet with new writing by Kevin Lyons plus behind-the-scenes stills and promo material
  • Original soundtrack CD
  • Rigid slipcase featuring original UK video and UK theatrical artwork
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
Jubilee

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BBFC uncut
uncut
15 ~106:00s Jubilee is a 1978 UK drama by Derek Jarman.
With Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell and Toyah Willcox. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2018 BFI 40th Anniversary Edition RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for 1978 cinema release. Uncut on home video, 18 rated until 2001, and then 15 rated from 2014.

By 2017, the script had to be censored for political correctness for a stage version. In the film, a character named Amyl Nitrate used her opening speech to say Hindley instantly became my hero when she was 15.  She also said Hindley was a true artist because she knew how to make her desires a reality, and dismissed those who said her crimes were unimaginable because that showed the poverty of your imagination.

Director Chris Goode, who has adapted the script for its stage premiere, said the lines were in the original film to show how punks deliberately wanted to shock society and smash taboos. He initially resisted requests to take out the reference to Hindley but was 'convinced' to do so by a member of the senior artistic leadership of the Royal Exchange.

Promotional Material

Jubilee - 40th Anniversary Edition (DVD + Blu-ray)
Directed by Derek Jarman

The mythological past and bleak future converge on the sparse, grey streets of London in this cult classic of the punk era.

Queen Elizabeth 1 and her occult aide Dr John Dee (brilliantly played by Jenny Runacre and Richard O'Brien, respectively) travel into the future, encountering the megalomania of big business as well as gangs of violent, marauding killers.
Director Derek Jarman doesn't spare the shocks while electrifying punk rock numbers are delivered by Jayne County and Adam Ant

Newly available as a Dual Format Edition for the very first time, the film is a 2K remaster from the original camera negatives, and comes bolstered by an extensive array of extras.

Special features:

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • A Message from the Temple (1981, 5 mins)
  • Toyah Wilcox: Being Mad (2014, 8 mins): The singer and actress looks back on her role in Jubilee
  • Jordan remembers Jubilee (2018): Punk icon Jordan looks back on her friendship with Derek Jarman and the making if Jubilee
  • Lee Drysdale remembers Jubilee (2018): Derek Jarman's friend and, later collaborator Lee Drysdale recalls his unconventional involvement in the making of Jubilee
  • Jubilee image gallery
  • Fully illustrated booklet with writing on the film by Will Fowler, an original review and full film credits

1978 | colour | 106 minutes | 1 x BD50, Region B | 1 x DVD9, Region 2 | Cert 18

The Hybrid

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The Hybrid DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 ~94:00s The Hybrid is a 2014 UK Sci-Fi film by Billy O'Brien.
Starring John Lynch, Morjana Alaoui and Craig Conway. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2018 Trinity Filmed Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

An elite team of mercenaries is hired for a covert operation, deep inside a former Soviet state. Arriving at an underground laboratory, their mission is to secure specimens of genetically engineered human and alien hybrids. Battling with a ferocious armed militia as well as dark, menacing creatures, the odds of survival are stacked against them.
Welcome To Curiosity

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Welcome to Curiosity Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 238:20s Welcome To Curiosity is a 2018 UK thriller by Ben Pickering.
Starring Amrita Acharia, Jack Ashton and Richard Blackwood. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence, bloody images, language, sex, nudity for:

  • 2018 Curiosity Kills / Salt Film Releasing RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
  • 2018 Curiosity Kills / Salt Film Releasing VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

Welcome to Curiosity follows the exploits of Lee Hunting, a psychopathic mental patient now on the run. Intertwined with Lee’s tortuous journey towards salvation are Dexter, Al, Fordy and Duffy, who follow a successful heist with a less successful double-cross by Fordy and Duffy; the young and impressionable Zoe, under the wing of the dangerous and violent Sean; the straight-laced workaholic Tim, being led astray by the slightly crazy and domineering Lewis; and finally a serial killer on the loose in suburbia, with only teenage paperboy Elliot standing in his way.

  • Ben Pickering Directors Commentary
  • Deleted, Extended and Alternative scene with optional Directors commentary
  • Release Trailer
  • Mini- Trailers: The Heist, The Hitchhiker,The Runaway and the Serial Killer
  • Beached - Short Film
         

 

  Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Spetters, Ninja III: The Domination, Body of Evidence, Lionheart


Link Here 12th June 2018
Title Cuts Cert Run Time US flagReleased on 12th June 2018
Curse Of The Puppet Master

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Curse Of The Puppet Master Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s Curse Of The Puppet Master is a 1998 USA Sci-Fi horror romance by David DeCoteau (as Victoria Sloan).
Starring George Peck, Emily Harrison and Josh Green. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

Those malevolent puppets are back in Curse of the Puppet Master, the sixth installment in Full Moon's legendary fright film franchise! This time, Andre Toulon's diminutive assassins take up residence at The House of Marvels, a traveling doll circus run by Dr. Magrew (George Peck) who has been trying to create a living doll of his own with little success. When Magrew and his daughter Jane (Emily Harrison) meet a talented young man named Robert (Josh Green) who has a gift for wood carving, the good Doc asks that he use his natural gifts to sculpt him a puppet. But as Robert gets deeper ingrained into the family's weird world, Magrew's darker and more monstrous plans reveal themselves an once more, Blade, Pinhead, Tunneler, Six Shooter and the rest of the gang are fighting for their master's honor...to the death! Director David De Coteau (Puppet Master III) returns to the series for this strange, thrilling and violent entry, presented here for the first time, fully uncut in HD using a composite of the original 35mm negative, original SD release and Digi-Beta videotape master, making this the definitive version of this classic film. Bonus features include: Original 'Curse of The Puppet Master Videozone' behind-the-scenes featurette., Full Moon Features movie trailers.
American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock

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American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~98:00s American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock is a 2015 USA horror by Marcus Koch.
Starring Norm J Castellano, Barron Christian and Dan Ellis. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Unearthed Films (R0) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
  • 2018 Unearthed Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

A man finds himself trapped and used for medical experiments in an abandoned mental facility. He doesn't understand why or how he got there, but the surgical tortures allow him to experience a new level of pain, sadness and reality he has never felt before. As the levels of maniacal mutilation enfolds, he finds himself down the rabbit hole. Grasping onto anything, the tormented finds a way out. Clutching onto what every human being is desperate for...little does he understand, his ending is all of our endings.
Goddess of Love

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Goddess of Love DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~91:00s Goddess of Love is a 2015 USA / Canada horror mystery thriller by Jon Knautz.
Starring Alexis Kendra, Woody Naismith and Elizabeth Sandy. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

Venus, a lonely, eccentric woman meets Brian, the man of her dreams. A sexually-fueled, passionate relationship begins. But as time progresses, that wonderful honeymoon phase dissipates and Brian breaks things off when his old fling, Christine, comes back into his life. Completely destroyed, Venus begins a downward spiral into madness as she acts on her twisted fantasies of love and revenge. From the director of The Shrine, GODDESS OF LOVE is a sexy, tense thriller that will leave you breathless until the very end.
Orgy Of The Dead

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Orgy Of The Dead DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~91:00s Orgy Of The Dead is a 1965 USA horror fantasy by Stephen C Apostolof (as AC Stephen).
Starring Criswell, Fawn Silver and Pat Barrington. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Rockbeat Records R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

A horror novelist (Bob) and his girlfriend (Shirley) are taking a leisurely drive one evening, in search of an infamous graveyard that will inspiration for his next novel, which ends when Bob loses control and drives over a cliff....and then it gets really weird. Bob and Shirley awaken in the midst of a series of bizarre rituals conducted by The Emperror (Criswell) and his faithful servants including nude dancers, a werewolf and a mummy. Throw in some sado-masochism, snakes, skeletons and more naked women and you have the entire plot. Written by the venerable Ed D. Wood Jr.(Plan 9 From Outer Space, Glen or Glenda and numerous other D grade films), directed by cult movie maverick Stephen C. Apostolof, working under the pseudonym A.C. Stephen (Fugitive Girls, Hot Ice, Beach Bunnies, Lady Godiva Rides) and with uncredited stints by Ed D. Wood Jr. and Ted V. Mikels as Assistant Directors, Orgy of the Dead is a thoroughly campy, marginally sexy, and thoroughly outrageous gem starring the Amazing Criswell (Plan 9 From Outer Space, Criswell Predicts, his eponymous TV show that ran for 10 years on KLAC), Pat Barrington (Shirley/Gold Girl) and Lorali Hart (Cat Dance) The production budget was estimated at $30,000, made possible because Wood served as writer, production manager, casting agent, and even held up cue cards on this low-budget film, although he did not direct.. Released June 1, 1965

Bonus features include: Extensive collection of production stills from the estate of Stephen C. Apostolof, Home movies taken on the set of the film, Unedited interview with Producer/Director Stephen C. Apostolof

The Strangers: Prey at Night

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The Strangers: Prey at Night DVD

BBFC uncut
Unrated
Version

uncut
Theatrical Version

MPAA
Unrated

MPAA R

~86:00s
~85:00s
The Strangers: Prey at Night is a 2018 USA horror by Johannes Roberts.
Starring Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison and Martin Henderson. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Universal [Unrated + Theatrical Versions + alternative ending] RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
  • 2018 Universal [Unrated + Theatrical Versions+ alternative ending] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018

Reviews

Versions

Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended MPAA Unrated Version. There is also an alternative ending.

Promotional Material

A family's road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family's every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts (whose shark diving thriller 47 Meters Down was a smash hit) directs this horror film featuring Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Martin Henderson and Lewis Pullman, inspired by the 2008 classic The Strangers.
Stephen King TV and Film Collection

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Stephen King TV and Film Collection DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~1160:00s Stephen King TV and Film Collection is a film and TV set

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Paramount (R1) DVD at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

The Purge

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The Purge 4k Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~86:00s The Purge is a 2013 USA/France Sci-Fi horror thriller by James DeMonaco.
Starring Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey and Max Burkholder. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment VoD [US only] at US Amazon
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

If you could commit any crime without consequences, what would you do? From the producer of Paranormal Activity and Sinister, comes an inventive thriller that dares you to survive the most dangerous night in America â€" The Purge â€" when all crime is legal for 12 hours. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin's (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.
The Purge: Anarchy

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The Purge: Anarchy 4k Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~104:00s The Purge: Anarchy is a 2014 USA horror thriller by James DeMonaco.
Starring Frank Grillo, Michael K Williams and Zach Gilford. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment VoD [US only] at US Amazon
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy takes it to the streets for the country's yearly 12 hours of anarchy, when all crime is legal. This thrilling story follows an unlikely group of five strangers over the course of the night. As they fight to survive a night fraught with impossible decisions, these strangers will find out just how far they will go to protect themselves and, ultimately, each other.
The Purge: Election Year

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The Purge: Election Year 4k Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~109:00s The Purge: Election Year is a 2016 USA / France action Sci-Fi horror by James DeMonaco.
Starring Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell and Mykelti Williamson. Youtube link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

It has been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night â€" the 12 hours of lawlessness. This year, the annual ritual comes at the eve of a heated presidential election with the nation deeply divided between those who are pro- and anti-Purge. As head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), Leo's mission is to protect her during her controversial and contested run for president. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of Washington, D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.
Ninja III: The Domination

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Ninja III: The Domination Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~92:00s Ninja III: The Domination is a 1984 USA action horror by Sam Firstenberg.
Starring Shô Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey and Jordan Bennett. Youtube link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018

Reviews

  • See review from nerdist.com : " In the '80s, Cannon were trying to be the biggest action movie studio in the world, making money on some real exploitation gems with slightly higher budgets than you'd normally get "
  • See review from insidepulse.com : " Press play and be prepared for an ultimate '80s experience "
UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1984 cinema release. Uncut for 15 rated 2015 DVD/Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Promotional Material

Aerobic instructor Christie Ryder (Lucinda Dickey, Breakin', Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo) becomes possessed by the spirit of an evil ninja when she comes to his aid after he was shot down. Dominated by the killer's vicious and relentless rage, she sets out to brutally attack his enemies. Her boyfriend, confused by Christie's changing personality and afraid that he might be her next victim, enlists the help of Yamada (Shô Kosugi, Enter the Ninja, Revenge of the Ninja). In a life-threatening exorcism and ultimate fight to the death, Yamada proves that he is Christie's only chance for survival.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • BRAND NEW 4K REMASTER struck from the original film elements
  • NEW Interview With Actress Lucinda Dickey
  • NEW Interview With Actor Jordan Bennett
  • NEW Interview With Producer And Stuntman Alan Amiel
  • NEW Audio Interviews With Production Designer Elliot Ellentuck And Co-Composer Misha Segal Featuring Isolated Tracks From The Original Score
  • Theatrical Trailer (In HD) With Optional Trailers From Hell Commentary With Screenwriter Josh Olson
  • Audio Commentary By Director Sam Firstenberg And Stunt Coordinator Steve Lambert
The Sleeper

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The Sleeper DVDBlu-rayCombo

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~90:00s The Sleeper is a 2012 USA horror thriller by Justin Russell.
Starring Brittany Belland, Ray Goodwin and Jason Jay Crabtree. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Scream Team Releasing (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
  • 2018 Scream Team Releasing VoD [US only] at US Amazon
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

It's 1981 and the girls of Alpha Gamma Theta sorority are having a party. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest. Little do the sisters know someone is watching them in the shadows. As the girls shower, study, eat and sleep the stalker studies the girls. One by one he finds the girls at their most vulnerable and murders them. The police hunt for the missing girls and their killer, but will they find them in time? Or will the girls be forced to fight for their lives...
Abominable

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BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~94:00s Abominable is a 2006 USA horror thriller by Ryan Schifrin.
Starring Matt McCoy, Haley Joel and Christien Tinsley. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2018 MVD Rewind Collection (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

SOME THINGS ARE BETTER LEFT UNFOUND

It has been sighted 42,000 times in 68 countries, a vicious creature of myth and legend called Sasquatch, Yeti, and perhaps most infamously, Bigfoot. It's been hunted it for years. But what happens when it decides to hunt us?

After recovering from a horrific accident, paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) moves back into the remote cabin where he and his now-deceased wife once lived. When his new neighbor Karen, is attacked by a gigantic creature, Rogers contacts the local authorities. But after the police and those around him dismiss Rogers as a delusional widower, he sets out to stop the abominable creature himself.

Featuring an all-star cast that includes Matt McCoy (L.A. Confidential, HBO's ''Silicon Valley'') Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, The Frighteners), Paul Gleason (The Breakfast Club, Die Hard), Rex Linn (Django Unchained, A Million Ways To Die in the West), Haley Joel (Tony 'n' Tina s Wedding), Phil Morris (''Seinfeld'', Black Dynamite), Dee Wallace (E.T., Cujo), Tiffany Shepis (Tales of Halloween, Victor Crowley) and Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Hard Target) in this wild and gruesome throwback horror shocker that Fangoria called ''The best serious fright film ever made about Bigfoot!''

Originally shot on 35mm, Abominable makes it HD debut featuring a brand new high definition transfer from the original camera negative and an ALL-NEW cut of the film with improved CGI-effects overseen by Director Ryan Schifrin and Editor Chris Conlee with enhanced color timing and correction and in this fully loaded collector's edition set!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand-New 2K High-Definition transfer from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the main feature
  • 5.1 Surround Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
  • Introduction from Director Ryan Schifrin (HD)
  • ''Back to Genre: Making ABOMINABLE'' featurette (SD)
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes (SD)
  • Outtakes and Bloopers (SD)
  • ''Shadows'' Director Ryan Schifrin's USC Student Film (SD)
  • ''Basil & Mobius: No Rest For The Wicked'' (16:28, HD) Short film written and directed by Ryan Schifrin featuring a score by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin and starring Zachari Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell and Kane Hodder
  • The original 2005 version of ''Abominable'' (Blu-ray only, 94 mins, SD)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Storyboard Gallery
  • Collectible Poster
  • Lionheart

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    Lionheart DVDBlu-rayCombo

    BBFC uncut
    uncut

    cut
    shortened

    MPAA
    Unrated

    MPAA R

    ~110:00s
    ~104:00s

     

    Lionheart is a 1990 USA action sport drama by Sheldon Lettich.
    Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page and Deborah Rennard. IMDb

    US:  The Extended International Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated
    US: The US Theatrical Version is shortened and MPAA R rated

    • 2018 MVD Rewind Collection [Theatrical + Extended Version] (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
    Versions
    The International Version is uncut but the US R rated version is shortened

    Promotional Material

    WHEN THE STREETS ARE A JUNGLE... THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE KING

    Jean-Claude Van Damme (Black Eagle, Hard Target) stars as a soldier drawn into the world of modern-day gladiators fighting for the amusement of the rich in this fast moving action thriller co-written by Van Damme himself!

    Upon receiving news that his brother in Los Angeles is seriously injured, Lyon Gaultier (Van Damme) Deserts the French Foreign Legion from a remote outpost in North Africa. Fleeing from two of the Legion's security force who have orders to bring him back at any cost, Lyon reluctantly turns to the illegal, bare-knuckles underground fighting circuit to raise the money he needs to help his brother's family.

    From legendary action director Sheldon Lettich (Double Impact, Bloodsport), this riveting action adventure also stars Harrison Page (Bad Ass), Brian Thompson (The Terminator), Ashley Johnson (The Help) and an early-career brief appearance by fuuture action star Jeff Speakman (The Perfect Weapon) and combines the raw power and charisma of Van Damme with the exciting world of no-holds-barred street fighting.

    MVD REWIND COLLECTION SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the main feature
  • Original 2.0 Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) and 5.1 Surround
  • Blu-ray includes both Original Theatrical Version (HD, 104 mins) and Extended Cut (HD, 110 mins)
  • English, French and Spanish Subtitles (on main feature)
  • Archival Audio commentary by Sheldon Lettich & Harrison Page (on Extended Cut only)
  • NEW - ''Lionheart: The Inside Story'' (HD, 47:29) (Featuring interviews with cast and crew including star / co-writer Jean-Claude Van Damme, Director / Co-Writer Sheldon Lettich, Producer Eric Karson and stars Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard and Brian Thompson)
  • NEW ''Inside Lionheart with the Filmmakers and Cast'' (HD, 25:52) (All new documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew including Jean-Claude Van Damme)
  • NEW - ''Lionheart: Behind the Fights'' (HD, 10:19) (Featuring interviews with cast and crew including Jean-Claude Van Damme)
  • Archival ''Making of'' featurette (SD, 8:53)
  • Archival Interview with Sheldon Lettich (SD, 25:51)
  • Archival Interview with Harrison Page (SD, 13:05)
  • 5 Promotional TV Clips (SD)
  • Behind The Scenes Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Collectible Mini Poster
  • Body Of Evidence

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    Body Of Evidence Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~101:00s Body Of Evidence is a 1993 Germany / USA romance by Uli Edel.
    Starring Madonna, Willem Dafoe and Joe Mantegna. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
    US Censorship History
    Cut in the US for an R rating but the uncut version was released worldwide with an 18 rating in the UK. The uncut version is MPAA Unrated in the US.

    This release is the uncut MPAA Unrated version despite the R rating cited on the Amazon listing.

    Summary Notes

    A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer.

    The Devil's Carnival

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    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~55:00s The Devil's Carnival is a 2012 USA musical horror by Darren Lynn Bousman.
    Starring Sean Patrick Flanery, Briana Evigan and Jessica Lowndes. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Cleopatra Entertainment RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
    • 2018 Cleopatra Entertainment VoD [US only] at US Amazon
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Three individuals have, somehow, found their way to a carnival, set in hell, and run by the devil. The trio is made up of a kleptomaniac, an obsessed father, and a gullible teenager, all of whom are doomed to repeat the very sins that delivered them to the carnival's doorsteps.
    Spetters

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    Spetters Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    Director's Cut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~123:00s Spetters is a 1980 Netherlands romance by Paul Verhoeven.
    Starring Hans van Tongeren, Renée Soutendijk and Toon Agterberg. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Kino Lorber Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
    Censorship History
    Cut for an MPAA R rating and further cut in the UK for 18 rated cinema release and VHS. The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for 2005 18 rated DVD.  The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Brand New 4K Restoration! From legendary filmmaker Paul Verhoeven (Robocop) and screenwriter Gerard Soeteman (Soldier of Orange) comes this unrated director's cut of the explosive, fast-paced and thrilling coming-of-age drama.

    Raw, intense and unabashedly sexual, Spetters is a wild ride that will knock the unsuspecting for a loop. Rien, Eef and Hans are three young guys stuck in an industrial town on the outskirts of Rotterdam. They couldn't be more different except for one thing: their shared passion for motorcycle racing, which each sees as his ticket to a better life. But a deeper passion will soon rule each of their lives, when a sexy, ambitious blonde (Renée Soutendijk, The 4th Man) comes between them and provokes unforeseen events that will rock their worlds. Co-starring Rutger Hauer (Flesh + Blood) and Jeroen Krabbé (The Fugitive).

    Special Features:
    -Audio Commentary by Director Paul Verhoeven
    -Animated Image Gallery
    -Original Theatrical Trailer

    The Mimic

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    The Mimic Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~100:00s Jang-san-beom is a 2017 South Korea horror mystery fantasy by Jung Huh.
    Starring Jin Heo, Jun Hyeok Lee and Hyuk-kwon Park. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Well Go USA (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    A classic Korean ghost story gets a horrifying new spin in THE MIMIC, as the mother of a missing child takes in a lost girl she finds in the woods and soon begins to wonder if she is even human.

    Language: Korean (original)
    Subtitles: English

    BONUS FEATURES
    Making of
    Trailer

             

     

      Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema, Sunday in the Country, Mishima, The Asphyx


    Link Here 11th June 2018
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time UK flagReleased on 11th June 2018
    Sunday in the Country

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    Sunday in the Country DVDBlu-rayCombo  

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 88:37s
     
    Sunday in the Country is a 1974 Canada / UK crime thriller by John Trent.
    Starring Ernest Borgnine, Michael J Pollard and Hollis McLaren. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, brief nudity for:

    • 2018 Screenbound Pictures RB /R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 11th June 2018
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1974. Then 18 rated for 1986 VHS, and 15 uncut for 2018  DVD.

    Promotional Material

    Three vicious thugs are on the run in rural America after robbing a local bank. They seek refuge at the home of a reclusive farmer, but he is prepared for their arrival and holds them at gunpoint. Unable to let them simply wait for the law, he takes matters into his own hands by torturing them before the police arrive.
    Black Magic 2

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    Black Magic 2 Blu-ray

        ~89:00s Black Magic 2 (Gou hun jiang tou) is a 1976 Hong Kong / Singapore horror by Meng Hua Ho (as Horace Mengwa).
    Starring Lung Ti, Ni Tien and Lieh Lo. IMDb

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Long considered one of the greatest Asian fright films ever concocted, and released in 1976 to the sound of stomachs churning all across the Far East, most fans will be in agreement that Black Magic 2 is even more outlandish than its provocative plasma-packed predecessor.

    Starring the genius of Ti Lung ( A Better Tomorrow ) and directed by the legendary Meng Hua Ho ( The Oily Maniac ) this is one of the original Oriental zombie horrors as the undead begin to crawl out of their graves whilst perplexed 'experts' try and work out why they are being faced with corpses that can't be controlled. Meanwhile, the macabre moments come thick and fast alongside several gross out set pieces that have to be seen to be believed.

    Originally released in American theaters under the title Revenge of the Zombies , where it proved a surprise grindhouse success, 88 Films is proud to present the powerfully creepy perfection of Black Magic 2 on Blu-ray in the United Kingdom.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • NEW REMASTER OF THE FILM from the original camera negative
    • Audio Commentary by critic Ian Jane ( Rock! Shock! Pop! )
    • Uncompressed English Soundtrack
    • Uncompressed Mandarin Soundtrack with English Subtitles
    • Reversible Sleeve featuring Original Hong Kong Poster Art
    • Booklet Notes by a man/woman who can write them
    The Asphyx

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    The Asphyx Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
      ~96:00s The Asphyx is a 1973 UK sci-fi horror by Peter Newbrook.
    With Robert Powell, Robert Stephens and Jane Lapotaire. YouTube icon IMDb

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2018 Screenbound Pictures RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th June 2018
    Versions
    Exists in an uncut version and a shortened version.

    This release is the longer uncut version.

    Promotional Material

    Brilliant Victorian aristocrat and scientist Sir Hugo Cunningham has a morbid fascination with photographing the dead. But when his son s death in a horrific boating accident is caught on film he discovers that a mysterious creature, the Asphyx, appears at the point of death to consume the soul. Sir Hugo theorises that if he can capture the creature when it appears and lock it away he can achieve immortality. Together with his soon to be son in-law Giles, Sir Hugo embarks on a dangerous and all-consuming quest to give his family eternal life - but as his obsession takes over and his experiments start to go wrong...
    Sequence Break

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    Sequence Break DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 77:35s Sequence Break is a 2017 USA Sci-Fi horror romance by Graham Skipper.
    Starring John Dinan, Lyle Kanouse and Fabianne Therese. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence for:

    • 2018 Matchbox Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th June 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    "A reclusive video arcade repair technician, Oz (Chase Williamson), has his reality fractured when a mysterious new arcade machine appears in his shop and a beautiful young woman (Fabianne Therese) enters his life. Inspired by films such as Videodrome, Altered States, and modern indie genre cinema, SEQUENCE BREAK throws Oz down the rabbit hole, featuring strange metaphysical forces, bizarre biomechanical mutations, Cronenbergian hallucinations, and a shocking self-realization. "
    Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema

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    Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    PG 92:07s
     
    Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema is a set consisting of:
    • Look Back in Anger (Tony Richardson, 1959)
    • The Entertainer (Tony Richardson, 1960)
    • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960)
    • A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961)
    • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, 1962)
    • Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963) (New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 director's cut)
    • Girl with Green Eyes (Desmond Davis, 1964)
    • The Knack...and how to get it (Richard Lester, 1965)

    UK: Passed with an aggregate 15 for:

    • 2018 Bfi Woodfall RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th June 2018
    • 2018 Bfi Woodfall R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th June 2018

    Girl With Green Eyes is a 1964 UK romance by Desmond Davis.
    Starring Peter Finch, Rita Tushingham and Lynn Redgrave. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC  for 1964 X rated cinema release. It is unknown if these cuts persisted into PG rated home video releases.
    Tom Jones is a 1963 UK comedy adventure by Tony Richardson.
    Starring Albert Finney, Susannah York and George Devine. BBFC link IMDb
    Passed X uncut by the BBFC for 1963 cinema release. BBFC have required animal cruelty cuts for all releases since 1971. The animal cruelty cuts were waived by the BBFC for 12 rated home video in 2018. The film exists in a longer original version and a shortened Director's Cut. Both versions are uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema (8-disc Blu-ray box set)
    Directors: Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz, Richard Lester, Desmond Davis

    A new 8-disc set celebrating the 60th anniversary of Woodfall Films. Includes eight iconic films (many newly restored and available on Blu-ray for the first time) that revolutionised British cinema and launched the careers of the likes of Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Rita Tushingham.

    • Look Back in Anger (Tony Richardson, 1959)
    • The Entertainer (Tony Richardson, 1960)
    • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960)
    • A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961)
    • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, 1962)
    • Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963) (New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 director's cut)
    • Girl with Green Eyes (Desmond Davis, 1964)
    • The Knack...and how to get it (Richard Lester, 1965)

    Special features:

    • Presented in High Definition
    • All films newly remastered for this release, excluding Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
    • Extras TBC

    1959 -1965 | B&W and colour | TBC minutes | 8 x DVD9, Region 2 | Cert 15

    Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters

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    Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    Director's Cut
    15 121:21s Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters is a 1985 USA / Japan biography by Paul Schrader.
    Starring Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya and Hiroshi Mikami. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for suicide theme, strong bloody images, sex references, nudity for:

    • 2018 Criterion RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th June 2018
    Versions
    Exists as a Director's Cut and a maybe erroneously shortened version.

    Promotional Material

    Paul Schrader's dazzlingly unconventional biopic, with a celebrated score by Philip Glass:

    In this visually stunning, collagelike portrait of the acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima (played by Vengeance Is Mine's KEN OGATA), PAUL SCHRADER (American Gigolo) investigates the inner turmoil and contradictions of a man who attempted the impossible task of finding harmony among self, art, and society. Taking place on Mishima's last day, when he famously committed public seppuku, the film is punctuated by extended flashbacks to the writer's life as well as by gloriously stylized evocations of his fictional works. With its rich cinematography by JOHN BAILEY, exquisite sets and costumes by EIKO ISHIOKA, and unforgettable, highly influential score by PHILIP GLASS, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is a tribute to its subject and a bold, investigative work of art in its own right.

    Bonus Features: Director-approved Blu-ray Special Edition Features:
    • New, restored 4K digital transfer of the director's cut, supervised and approved by director Paul Schrader and cinematographer John Bailey, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • Two optional English narrations, including one by actor Roy Scheider
    • Audio commentary from 2008 featuring Schrader and producer Alan Poul
    • Interviews from 2007 and 2008 with Bailey, producers Tom Luddy and Mata Yamamoto, composer Philip Glass, and production designer Eiko Ishioka
    • Interviews from 2008 with Mishima biographer John Nathan and friend Donald Richie
    • Audio interview from 2008 with co-screenwriter Chieko Schrader
    • Interview excerpt from 1966 featuring Mishima talking about writing
    • The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima, a 55-minute documentary from 1985 about the author
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kevin Jackson, a piece on the film's censorship in Japan, and photographs of Ishioka's sets
             

     

      Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Frank and Eva, Devil's Gate, The Great Silence, Death Wish


    Link Here 5th June 2018

     

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    Devil's Gate

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    Devil's Gate DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~94:00s Devil's Gate is a 2017 Canada / USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Clay Staub.
    Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Schull and Bridget Regan. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Summary Notes

    Set in the small town of Devil's Gate, North Dakota, the film examines the disappearance of a local woman (Regan) and her young son. Schull plays an FBI agent who helps the local sheriff (Frakes) search for answers. Partnering with a deputy (Ashmore), they track down the missing woman's husband (Ventimiglia) and find that nothing is as it seems.

    Death Wish

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    Death Wish DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~107:00s Death Wish is a 2017 USA action crime thriller by Eli Roth.
    Starring Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio and Elisabeth Shue. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Summary Notes

    A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.

    The Great Silence

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    The Great Silence DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~105:00s The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) is a 1968 Italy / France western by Sergio Corbucci.
    Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Klaus Kinski and Frank Wolff. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Film Movement Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 5th June 2018
    • 2018 Film Movement Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 5th June 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    **RELEASED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU RAY IN NORTH AMERICA ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS ORIGINAL RELEASE**

    On an unforgiving, snow swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski Nosferatu, For a Few Dollars More) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant The Conformist) stands between the innocent refuges and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren't always clear and good doesn't always triumph. Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, director Sergio Corbucci's bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honorless west is widely considered to be among the very best and most influential Euro-Westerns ever made.

    Bonus features include:

    - Cox on Corbucci - filmmaker and author Alex Cox surveys Sergio Corbucci's career and how The Great Silence fits within the maestro's oeuvre.

    - Western, Italian Style - This 1968 documentary on Italian westerns includes prime behind the scenes footage of The Great Silence .

    - Two never-before-seen alternate endings, including the option to play one of the alternate endings with Alex Cox commentary.

    - The Great Silence original theatrical trailer.

    - The Great Silence 2018 theatrical trailer.

    - Italian and English language versions.

    - Ending the Silence - a new essay about The Great Silence by film critic Simon Abrams.

    The Midnight Man

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    The Midnight Man Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~93:00s The Midnight Man is a 2016 USA / Canada horror by Travis Zariwny.
    Starring Logan Creran, Robert Englund and Grayson Gabriel. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Summary Notes

    A girl and her friends find a game in the attic that summons a creature known as The Midnight Man, who uses their worst fears against them.

    Frank & Eva

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    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~97:00s Frank and Eva is a 1973 Netherlands romance by Pim de la Parra (as Pim de la Parra Jr).
    Starring Willeke van Ammelrooy, Hugo Metsers and Lex Goudsmit. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Cult Epics (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 5th June 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    FRANK & EVA: Living Apart Together

    Frank (BLUE MOVIE's Hugo Metsers) and Eva (THE LIFT's Willeke van Ammelrooy) cannot live with or without each other. In the liberal 1970s, Frank sleeps with every woman he can get. Eva, meanwhile, is looking for more security and wants to start a family. Frank's behavior frustrates her so much that she starts an affair with their mutual friend. This social drama offers a view on relationships not much different than today. For Sylvia Kristel (her debut prior to EMMANUELLE), a special role was written after she said to Pim de la Parra, "Why won't you discover me? I'm the best."

    Frank & Eva is the second artsploitation film by director Pim de la Parra, after he produced BLUE MOVIE with his partner Wim Verstappen. Cult Epics presents its worldwide premiere on Blu-ray and DVD, in High-definition with extensive bonus features.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    New High-definition transfer.
    Audio Commentary by Pim de la Parra (2018).
    Up Front & Naked: Sex in Dutch films (2017) featurette with Willeke van Ammelrooy a.o.
    Frank & Eva Poster & Photo Gallery.
    Sylvia Kristel Film Poster Gallery.
    Original Theatrical Trailers.

             

     

      Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Dam Busters, Spawn


    Link Here 4th June 2018

     

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    Black Butterfly

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    Black Butterfly Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 ~93:00s Black Butterfly is a 2017 USA thriller by Brian Goodman.
    Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Piper Perabo and Antonio Banderas. IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Paul offers Jack a place to stay-and soon the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into Paul's work and the two men begin a jagged game of one-upmanship that will bring at least one tale to an end.
    Spawn

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    Spawn Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    Director's Cut
    15 ~98:00s Spawn is a 1997 USA action horror by Mark AZ Dippé.
    Starring Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo and Martin Sheen. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, sex references, language for:

    • 2018 Warner Bros RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th June 2018

    UK: The cut Theatrical Version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for moderate violence for:

    Censorship history
    The Theatrical Version was cut in the US for a PG-13 rating and in the UK with a 12 rating. The cuts were restored for the Director's Cut which is R rated in the US and originally 15 rated in the UK. The 15 rating was reduced to 12 for 2018 Blu-ray.

    Note that although 15 rated the cover of the DVD of this release does not state 'Director's Cut' as per the Blu-ray, so maybe it is the Theatrical Version.

    Promotional Material

    An assassin, betrayed and murdered by his boss, receives the chance to return from Hell--if he helps Satan conquer the world as the Spawn. Based on the comic book by Todd McFarlane, this action thriller tells the story of the burnt, scarred, Hellspawn, who keeps performing heroic deeds despite the best efforts of his demon guide and the unattainable temptation to return to his former life.

    DVD Extras

    • nterview with Todd McFarlane!
    • The behind-the-scenes Making of Spawn featurette!
    • Spawn sketch gallery with over 200 original concept illustrations!
    • Scene to storyboard comparisons!
    • Original never-before-seen Todd McFarlane sketches!
    • Filter & The Crystal Method music video!
    • Original theatrical trailer!
    • Cast biographies, filmographies, fully animated menus and more!
    The Dam Busters

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    The Dam Busters Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    PG ~123:00s The Dam Busters is a 1955 UK war historical drama by Michael Anderson.
    Starring Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave and Ursula Jeans. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed PG uncut for:

    Censorship History
    The US Version was shortened by about 15 minutes and was censored to overdub the dig named 'Nigger' with the new name 'Trigger'.

    The UK Version has continued with the original name but a modern British remake opted for the dog to be renamed 'Digger'.

    The BBFC commented about te name 'Nigger' for 2017 cinema and home video release:

    One of the main characters owns a dog called 'Nigger'. The dog's name is spoken a number of times, without any apparent racist intent, and reflects cultural attitudes of the time that would be unacceptable today. It also reflects the actual name of the real-life mascot of 617 Squadron during World War II.

    Promotional Material

    A BRAND NEW RESTORATION COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORIGINAL WWII RAID

    A much-loved British classic, Michael Anderson's 1955 drama captures the tension and bravery of an audacious raid on the centre of Nazi Germany's industrial complex and the quintessentially English combination of inventiveness and dogged determination.

    Split into two distinct sections, the film deals first with the fraught, but the ultimately successful development of a new bomb, by Dr. Barnes N. Wallis(Michael Redgrave). The second deals with the mission itself during the British raid on the Ruhr Dams, and its associated costs for the enemy and for the British airmen.

    Adapted by R.C. Sherriff from Paul Brickhill's book "Enemy Coast Ahead" and featuring superlative special effects photography by Gilbert Taylor (to say nothing of Eric Coates' stirring theme tune), The Dam Busters was Britain's biggest box office success of 1955.

    Jake Speed

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    Jake Speed Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 ~100:00s Jake Speed is a 1986 USA action crime comedy by Andrew Lane.
    Starring Wayne Crawford, Dennis Christopher and Karen Kopins. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2018 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th June 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    When her sister is taken by a gang of white slavers, Margaret (Karen Kopins, Troop Beverly Hills) knows she needs a hero with a difference to bring her home. Enter Jake Speed (Wayne Crawford, Barracuda), leaping from the pages of pulp thriller novels and into the real world. With Margaret in tow and his trusty sidekick Desmond Floyd (Dennis Christopher, Chariots of Fire) in tow, Jake arrives hot on the heels of the kidnappers in a southern African country gripped by civil war. But it soon turns out Jake got more than he bargained for when he discovers that the ringleader of the slavers is none other than his own arch-nemesis: the wicked, criminally insane Sid (John Hurt, Alien, The Osterman Weekend)...

    A ripe slice of 80s action cheese in the tradition of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Romancing the Stone, Jake Speed has it all: romance, death-defying stunts, spellbinding scenery shot on location in Zimbabwe... and best of all, a wickedly off-the-wall performance by the late John Hurt, proving the old adage that a hero is nothing without a worthy foe.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless 2.0 stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Paperback Wishes, Cinematic Dreams, a new interview with co-writer/producer/director Andrew Lane
  • The Hard Way Reads Better, a new interview with producer William Fay
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by Mark Cunliffe
  • Den of Thieves

    Den Of Thieves Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 134:14s Den of Thieves is a 2018 USA action crime mystery by Christian Gudegast.
    Starring Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber and Jordan Bridges. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, threat for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    DEN OF THIEVES follows a notorious crew of bank robbers desperate to pull off the ultimate heist: the chance to steal $120 million in cash, unless LA's most feared law enforcement division can stop them. The action packed thriller of the year stars Gerard Butler alongside Pablo Schreiber, 50 Cent and O'Shea Jackson Jr.

    Special Features:

    • "Alpha Males" Featurette
    • "Into The Den" Featurette
    • "Alameda Corridor" Featurette
    • Director's Commentary
             

     

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    Latest releases


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    Blood Suckers from Outer Space

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    Blood Suckers from Outer Space DVDBlu-rayCombo

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~81:00s Blood Suckers from Outer Space is a 1984 USA comedy Sci-Fi horror by Glen Coburn.
    Starring Robert Bradeen, Big John Brigham and Glen Coburn. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 29th May 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    • See review from bloody-disgusting.com : " Low budget, goofy rather than funny, charming but flawed "
    • See review from blu-ray.com : " Glen Coburn doesn't have a fat enough budget to bring out the full-scale nightmare of alien vampirism at the core of "Blood Suckers from Outer Space," but he does possess a spirited vision for the madness "

    Promotional Material

    A mysterious and invisible alien presence has landed in rural Texas and has started turning the nearby townspeople into white-faced, bloodthirsty killers. As the local authorities begin to investigate the strange and violent goings on, a photographer and his girlfriend find themselves trapped in the midst of an unexpected rural bloodbath, which seeks to turn them into another pair of bloodsuckers from outer space...

    A low budget, low rent horror comedy from writer/director Glen Coburn, BLOOD SUCKERS FROM OUTER SPACE is a gory and silly slice of home made regional genre filmmaking. Vinegar Syndrome presents the Blu-ray debut of this straight-to-video classic, freshly restored from its 16mm negative and filled with a whole host of newly created special features.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 16mm negative elements
    2. Commentary Track with writer/director Glen Coburn, actor Thom Meyers, and cinematographer Chad D. Smith
    3. 34 Years Later: A 50 minute 'making-of' documentary
    4. Back To Bloodsucker Town: 15-minute featurette
    5. Bloody Arm Rip 101: A how-to guide on recreating the special effect from the film!
    6. Stills Gallery: Featuring over 100 images from Glen's personal collection on the making of the film!
    7. Reversible cover artwork
    8. English SDH subtitles
    A Bucket of Blood

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    A Bucket of Blood DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~66:00s A Bucket of Blood is a 1959 USA crime comedy horror by Roger Corman.
    Starring Dick Miller, Barboura Morris and Antony Carbone. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Summary Notes

    Walter Paisley, nerdy busboy at a Bohemian café, is jealous of the talent (and popularity) of its various artistic regulars. But after accidentally killing his landlady's cat and covering the body in plaster to hide the evidence, he is acclaimed as a brilliant sculptor - but his new-found friends want to see more of his work. Lacking any artistic talent whatsoever, Walter has to resort to similar methods to produce new work, and soon people start mysteriously disappearing...

    The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

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    The Reincarnation of Peter Proud DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~105:00s The Reincarnation of Peter Proud is a 1975 USA horror mystery by J Lee Thompson.
    Starring Michael Sarrazin, Jennifer O'Neill and Margot Kidder. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Kino Lorber Studio Classics (RB) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 29th May 2018
    • 2018 Kino Lorber Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 29th May 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    • See review from popmatters.com : " " There's something about The Reincarnation of Peter Proud that keeps it lodged in the memory like a nasty splinter "

    Promotional Material

    Professor Peter Proud (Michael Sarrazin) keeps having a nightmare in which he watches a mysterious woman in a rowboat commit murder. He tries his college's dream lab for help, but the real breakthrough comes when he recognizes locations from his dream in a documentary about Massachusetts. He travels there and meets Marcia (Margot Kidder), the woman from his dream, and her daughter, Ann (Jennifer O'Neill), with whom he falls in love. Could he be the reincarnation of Marcia's dead husband? Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper ( Dog Day Afternoon ).

    Special Features and Technical Specs:
    • NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM completed by Paramount Pictures Archives
    • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin
    • Spanish Super 8 Bathtub Scene w/ Spanish Audio
    • Spanish Super 8 vs US - Side by Side w/ English Audio
    • TV Spot
    • 30 Second Radio Spot
    • 60 Second Radio Spot
    • Animated Image Gallery -- International Posters and Lobby Cards (5:38)
    • Animated Image Gallery -- International Promotional Material (1:55)
    • Animated Image Gallery -- International Home Video Releases (0:48)
    • Animated Image Gallery -- Promotional Stills (0:35)
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Original German Trailer
    Annihilation

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    Annihilation DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~114:00s Annihilation is a 2018 UK / USA Sci-Fi horror mystery by Alex Garland.
    Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tessa Thompson. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    A biologist's husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone, but does not find what she's expecting. The expedition team is made up of the biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist.

             

     

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    Mountain of the Cannibal God, Demon, Winchester, Hostile


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    Title Cuts Cert Run Time UK flagReleased on 28th May 2018
    Hostile

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    HOSTILE DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 79:59s Hostile is a 2017 France horror drama by Mathieu Turi.
    Starring Brittany Ashworth, Grégory Fitoussi and Javier Botet. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gore, injury detail, language, drug misuse for:

    • 2018 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th May 2018
    Summary Notes

    Juliette, a lone survivor of an apocalyptic era, fights to survive against hunger, thirst, a broken leg and strange disturbing creatures that only comes out at nighttime.

    Black Water

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    Black Water Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 100:20s Black Water is a 2018 USA / Canada action film by Pasha Patriki.
    Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren and Patrick Kilpatrick. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    A faithful and longstanding CIA operative Wheeler (Jean-Claude Van Damme) has been drugged and brought aboard the Blackwater, a high security prison repurposed from a submarine. There, Wheeler is being tortured into revealing the location of a highly profitable and secret CIA dongle that allows for the decoding a drive containing information about CIA operatives around the world. Trapped on the ship and under fire, Wheeler must befriend rookie agent Cassie (Jasmine Waltz) and an ex-German agent Marco (Dolph Lundgren) in order to get off the ship alive.
    Winchester

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    Winchester DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15

    MPAA PG-13

    99:26s Winchester is a 2018 Australia / USA horror biography by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig.
    Starring Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook and Jason Clarke. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong horror, threat for:

    • 2018 Lionsgate Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th May 2018
    • 2018 Lionsgate Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th May 2018
    • 2018 Lionsgate Home Entertainment VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon
    There are no censorship issues with this release beyond noting that the US release is PG-13 rated.

    Promotional Material

    Inspired by true events; on an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award (r) winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman's madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the troubled Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters...
    Additional Material:
    • Winchester - Driven By the Spirits: The Making of Winchester [Additional Material]
    Gifted

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    Gifted Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 102:15s Gipeuteodeu is a 2014 South Korea crime thriller by Jai-hong Juhn.
    Starring Beom-jun Kim, Junghwa Bae and Yul Jeon. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, sexual violence for:

    • 2018 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th May 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Director Juhn Jai-hong (who reached critical acclaim and feminist approval with 2008's shattering BEAUTIFUL) produced another instant classic with 2014's riveting and shocking GIFTED. In this tense thriller an everyday Joe, laid off from his job, finds a freelance gig that involves nothing in the way of pay but plenty in the way of murderous pleasure! A tense and twisted tale of life and death in modern South Korea - 88 Films is proud to give this underseen (at least in the West) story of shock and awe an HD British debut!

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • High Definition blu-ray Presentation of the Film
    • DTS-HD MA 5.1 Soundtrack, Korean with English Subtitles
    • Reversible Sleeve with alternative cover image
    Demon

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    Demon DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 93:42s Demon is a 2015 Poland / Israel thriller by Marcin Wrona.
    Starring Itay Tiran, Agnieszka Zulewska and Andrzej Grabowski. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Not all wedding guests have an invitation ...

    After the discovery of a buried skeleton, a wedding party descends into chaos as the bridegroom s behavior becomes more and more erratic. What at first appears to be drunken celebration or marital jitters turns into something far darker when an elderly guest starts to suspect that he has been possessed by a restless female spirit.

    As with Iranian supernatural drama UNDER THE SHADOW, cultural nightmares from the past again prove to make poignant and thought-provoking stories, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the Dybbuk. Featuring a film score by Krzysztof Penderecki (THE EXORCIST, THE SHINING).

    A favourite at many international film festivals:

    Toronto International Film Festival, Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Fantasia International Film Festival, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, FantasticFest, MotelX, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

    DVD CONTENTS

  • Photo gallery
  • Trailers
  • The Mountain Of The Cannibal God

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    The Mountain Of The Cannibal God Blu-ray

    BBFC cut
    2:01s
    18 ~92:00s Mountain of the Cannibal God is a 1978 Italian adventure by Sergio Martino
    With Ursula Andress and Stacey Keach. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 for strong violence, gore, sex after 2:01s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

    The BBFC commented:
    • Compulsory cuts required to remove six sequences of animal cruelty .
    UK Censorship History
    All UK releases have been cut for animal cruelty. The film was banned as a video nasty in 1983. There is an uncut extended version released in the US. This Extended Version was passed 18 for 2018 video but was still cut for animal cruelty.

    The Extended Version features 4 minutes of previously unseen rape, bestiality and masturbation scenes. It also restores the explicit castration scene to the movie. This extra material is said to have been taken from the director's private collection.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Mountain of the Cannibal God

    Promotional Material

    Sergio Martino (director of All The Colours Of The Dark, The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh, Torso) invites you on the trip of a lifetime - to THE MOUNTAIN OF THE CANNIBAL GOD for sun, wildlife and... flesh munching natives! You might just never come home...

    Ursula Andress (Bond Dr No, 10th Victim, The Nurse) travels to the New Guinea jungle in search of her scientist husband who s vanished in the untamed Green Inferno. Soon, giant spiders, killer crocs and deadly snakes bare their teeth as her expedition, lead by cult-fave Stacey Keach, journeys towards the sacred mountain of the Cannibal God! There a flesh-eating demon will enslave her in an eruption of frenzied orgiastic climax... and full porky bestiality!

    Banned as a video nasty , Shameless now reinstates the original dramatic gore and the complete extended explicitness to serve up the world s first 2K-sharp restoration of this ferocious unflinching exploitation treat, to be devoured in all its blood-soaked glory!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978) is presented restored and re-graded from a new 2K scan. This entirely new widescreen release features previously unseen footage (of sex and gore) and is the longest ever UK version.
  • Exclusive, Limited Edition Serial-Numbered O card
  • Introduction by Director Sergio Martino
  • Interviews with Director Sergio Martino about Animal Cruelty on film
  • Making-of Cannibal Nightmare with exclusive on-set footage etc..
  • Alternative Credits
  • Original English audio soundtrack in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Dual Mono
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure

    Maze Runner - The Death Cure DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    12 137:55s Maze Runner: The Death Cure is a 2018 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Wes Ball.
    Starring Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Dylan O'Brien. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The International Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, threat, language for:

    • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th May 2018
    • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th May 2018
    • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th May 2018
    • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Note that disk extras for the 2018 home video release have been cut with 20s of bad language missing from the gag reel to avoid a 15 rating.

    UK Censorship History

    BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018. The film was passed 12 uncut for home video. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.'

    Somewhat unusually the home video release appears uncut at the same age rating as the cut cinema version. The cuts for the cinema version were not made for specific violent scenes, just for overall scariness. Perhaps the BBFC felt that the film is not so scary on the small screen and so the cinema cuts were not required.

    Thanks to Stuart who suggests that maybe the cuts were made thinking of the under 12s at a cinema screening who are allowed if accompanied by adults. The 12 rating for home video does not consider under 12s.

    And thanks to Jon who suggests that it's more to do with the aural experience of a film in a cinema, compared to watching it on TV at home. The violence won't seem quite as visceral or shocking in a home setting.

    Summary Notes

    In the epic finale to The Maze Runner Saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary last city, a WCKD controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get the answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze. Will Thomas and the crew make it out alive? Or will Ava Paige get her way?

    Additional Material:
    • Maze Runner: The Death Cure - Moving Menu [Additional Material, Menu]

    Shocking Dark

    Shocking Dark DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~90:00s Shocking Dark (aka Terminator II) is a 1989 Italy action Sci-Fi horror by Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn).
    Starring Christopher Ahrens, Haven Tyler and Geretta Geretta. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Severin Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 29th May 2018
    • 2018 Severin Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 29th May 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents SHOCKING DARK - The Most Infamous Mash-Up In EuroSleaze History - Now In HD For The First Time Ever!

    For director Bruno Mattei (VIOLENCE IN A WOMEN'S PRISON) and co-writers Claudio Fragasso and Rossella Drudi (TROLL 2), their final, and most notorious, collaboration went beyond brazen plagiarism to become a fearless act of deranged genius. In this bravura rip-off of both ALIENS and TERMINATOR, a team of badass marines, a tough female civilian and an orphaned girl battle monsters beneath the Venice canals while being chased by an indestructible killer cyborg.

    Have we mentioned the overwrought dialogue, over-the- top performances and ultimate WTF twist ending? Geretta Geretta (DEMONS) and Tony Lombardo (RATS: NIGHTS OF TERROR) star in this "schlockfest of awesome" (Cool Target) - actually released outside the U.S. as TERMINATOR II and ALIENATORS and never before available in America - now scanned in 2k from the Director's Cut negative discovered in a Rome lab vault.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Terminator in Venice @ An Interview with Co@Director / Co-Screenwriters Claudio Fragasso and Co-Screenwriter Rossella Drudi
    Once Upon A Time in Italy - An Interview With Actress Geretta Geretta
    Alternate Italian Titles

             

     


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