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Farewell My Lovely/The Big Sleep, Eaten Alive, The Night Walker, Mom and Dad


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The Night Walker

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The Night Walker Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~86:00s The Night Walker is a 1964 USA horror mystery thriller by William Castle.
Starring Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck and Judi Meredith. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Summary Notes

A wealthy woman is terrorized by recurring dreams regarding her jealous, blind husband who supposedly burned to death in a recent fire. She tries to convince her attorney that the nightmares are real.

Mom and Dad

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Mom and Dad DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~83:00s Mom and Dad is a 2017 USA horror thriller by Brian Taylor.
Starring Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair and Anne Winters. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2018 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 20th February 2018
  • 2018 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 20th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

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A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.
Farewell, My Lovely / The Big Sleep

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Farewell, My Lovely / The Big Sleep Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~194:00s Farewell, My Lovely is a 1975 USA crime mystery thriller by Dick Richards.
Starring Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling and John Ireland. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for an A rated cinema release in 1975. Home video releases are all 15 uncut. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
The Big Sleep is a 1978 UK / USA crime mystery thriller by Michael Winner.
Starring Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles and Richard Boone. IMDb
There are no censorship issues with this film

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2018 Shout! Factory [Farewell My Lovely + The Big Sleep] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

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A RAYMOND CHANDLER DOUBLE FEATURE STARRING ROBERT MITCHUM

Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) is involved in a case of deception, double-cross and murder in Farewell, My Lovely. When Moose Malloy (Jack O'Halloran), a giant ex-con fresh from prison, asks Marlowe to find his missing sweetheart, Marlowe winds up lying unconscious on the floor with a dead man next to him. In his search for answers, Marlowe encounters a seedy collector, a seductive femme fatale and a former gangster. The case could very well cost Marlowe his life. Charlotte Rampling, Sylvia Miles, John Ireland, Harry Dean Stanton and Sylvester Stallone also star.

Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum), is caught in a deadly case of blackmail in The Big Sleep. General Sternwood (James Stewart), an aged and wealthy American, is being blackmailed over the antics of his two daughters, Charlotte (Sarah Miles) and Camilla (Candy Clark). Marlowe travels into the seedy underworld of crime beneath old London, through a dangerous web of murder and suicide and straight into the sinister world of gangster Eddie Mars (Oliver Reed). Joan Collins, Edward Fox and John Mills also star.

Eaten Alive!

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Eaten Alive! DVD  

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~93:00s Eaten Alive! is a 1980 Italy horror adventure by Umberto Lenzi.
Starring Robert Kerman, Janet Agren and Ivan Rassimov. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Severin Films Re-mastered Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th February 2018
  • 2018 Severin Films Re-mastered R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th February 2018
  • 2018 Severin Films Re-mastered R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 20th February 2018
UK Censorship History
The BBFC have made extensive cuts for animal cruelty to all UK releases. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Eaten Alive

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EATEN ALIVE! — Now Uncut, Uncensored and Remastered in HD

Eight years after he first unleashed the Italian cannibal craze, spaghetti splatter master Umberto Lenzi (NIGHTMARE CITY, CANNIBAL FEROX) returned to the jungle for this "graphic" (Monster Hunter), "sordid" (Geek Legacy) and "extreme" (Horror News) gut-muncher that still packs the power to knock you over. EuroSleaze hall-of- famers Robert Kerman (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST), Janet Agren (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD), Ivan Rassimov (THE MAN FROM DEEP RIVER) and Me Me Lai (JUNGLE HOLOCAUST) — along with Hollywood legend Mel Ferrer (WAR AND PEACE( — star in this insane assemblage of flesh-ripping mayhem, depraved sexual brutality, and even the Jonestown massacre. EATEN ALIVE! is now presented uncut, uncensored and fully remastered in HD for the first time ever, with all-new Special Features that slit open the legacy of this definitive cannibal classic.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Welcome To the Jungle — Interview With Director Umberto Lenzi
Me Me Lai Bites Back — Feature Documentary on "The Queen Of Cannibal Movies"
The Sect of the Purification — Interview with Production Designer Antonello Geleng Archive Interviews With Actors Ivan Rassimov and Robert Kerman
2013 Q&A With Umberto Lenzi from the "Festival of Fantastic Films, UK"
         

 

  Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Hammer Volume 2, The Colour of Pomegranates, Beyond the Woods


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Justice

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Justice DVD  

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 88:23s Justice is a 2017 USA western by Richard Gabai.
Starring Stephen Lang, Jackson Rathbone and Jamie-Lynn Sigler. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:

  • 2018 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release

Promotional Material

Its 1986 and the civil war ended three years ago. An old abandoned mine is now being transformed in to a military stronghold by a corrupt mayor and a band of bloodthirsty outlaws hell bend on reigniting the war. When a US Marshal comes to town, only to find his bother has been murdered, his search for the killer uncovers a web of corruption.
Beyond the Woods

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Beyond the Woods DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 82:02s Beyond the Woods is a 2018 Ireland horror by Sean Breathnach.
Starring John Ryan Howard, Ross Mac Mahon and Claire J Loy. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, threat, gore, drug misuse for:

  • 2018 Left Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Reviews

Promotional Material

Seven old friends have a reunion at a holiday home on the edge of a forest in Ireland. A sink hole has opened nearby and is spewing hot sulphur. The friends start acting out of character and soon come to realise that something evil is also crossing through the sink hole… it has opened a portal to hell.
Slumber

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Slumber DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 81:01s Slumber is a 2017 UK / USA horror by Jonathan Hopkins.
Starring Maggie Q, Sylvester McCoy and Will Kemp. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural threat, injury detail for:

  • 2018 Signature Entertainment/Precision Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

Starring Maggie Q, SLUMBER follows a sleep doctor as she tried to protect a family from a demon that feeds on people in their nightmares.
Monster X

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Monster X DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 67:23s Monster X is a 2017 USA horror by Jaysen P Buterin (as Jaysen Buterin), Daniel B Iske...
Starring Matt Tatroe. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, injury detail for:

  • 2018 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

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In this monstrous tale, vampires, werewolves and zombies rip their way out of hell and into our world. A young couple find themselves stranded in an old theatre as ghosts, demons and other monsters descend upon them. They will have to risk everything to defeat the monsters and save the world.
Brimstone

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  Brimstone DVD     

BBFC uncut
uncut
18 142:36s Brimstone is a 2016 Netherlands / France / Germany / Sweden / UK western mystery thriller by Martin Koolhoven.
Starring Kit Harington, Dakota Fanning and Carice van Houten. BBFC link IMDb

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

  • 2018 Thunderbird Releasing RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
  • 2018 Thunderbird Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

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A gripping western-thriller starring Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, and Kit Harrington that follows a young woman’s epic quest for survival.

BRIMSTONE is a suspenseful tale of retribution that unfolds at the end of the 19th century in the American West. An epic thriller told in four chapters about a young woman whose life changes drastically when a diabolical preacher comes to town.

Scalpel

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Scalpel Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
15 94:58s Scalpel is a 1977 USA drama by John Grissmer.
Starring Robert Lansing, Judith Chapman and Arlen Dean Snyder. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong injury detail, violence, nudity for:

  • 2018 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
There are no censorship issues with this release.

Reviews

Promotional Material

HE LOST THE FACE OF THE WOMAN HE LOVED... SO HE GAVE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE.

US television staple Robert Lansing (Star Trek, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone) stars as a deranged surgeon in this twisty-turny psychological thriller from Blood Rage director John Grissmer.

In Scalpel, Lansing plays Dr. Phillip Reynolds, a man whose daughter Heather (Judith Chapman, As the World Turns, General Hospital) has run away from home a year prior following the suspicious death of her boyfriend. When he happens across a young woman one night, her face beaten beyond recognition, the unhinged Reynolds sees his an opportunity to put his trusty scalpel to use - hatching a plan to reconstruct her face in the image of his missing daughter, and so claim her sizeable inheritance.

Photographed by celebrated cinematographer Edward Lachman, who would go on to serve as DP on the likes of Erin Brockovich and The Virgin Suicides, Scalpel is an exemplary slice of Southern-fried gothic, filled finally rescued from VHS obscurity in this revelatory new Blu-ray edition from Arrow Video.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith
  • Brand new crew interviews
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet with new writing on the film by Bill Ackerman
  • The Mimic

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    The Mimic DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 95:54s The Mimic is a 2017 South Korea horror mystery fantasy by Jung Huh.
    Starring Jin Heo, Jun Hyeok Lee and Hyuk-kwon Park. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural threat, violence, injury detail for:

    • 2018 Arrow Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    A woman, whose son has been missing for some time, moves to the countryside with her husband, daughter and sick mother-in-law. Out walking one day near Mt. Jang, a mysterious mountain where there appears to have existed a mythical creature which mimics the voices of humans, the woman meets a seemingly lost, and mute, young girl by a cave. The girl reminds her so much of her son that she takes her in, until such time that she can locate her parents or guardian. It s not long before the girl begins to mimic the voice of her own daughter and strange and sinister events start to happen around the house...

    Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent

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    Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent - Limited Edition Blu Ray Blu-ray

        ~390:00s Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent - Limited Edition Blu Ray is a set consisting of:
    • The Snorkel
    • Cash on Demand
    • Never Take Sweets From a Stranger
    • The Full Treatment

    UK: Aggregate BBFC 15 rated for:

    • 2018 Powerhouse Hammer Volume 2 Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
    Never Take Sweets From a Stranger is a 1960 UK horror mystery thriller by Cyril Frankel.
    Starring Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen and Felix Aylmer. BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1960. Later uncut and 12 rated on 2017 Blu-ray. The US Theatrical Version was cut for dialogue.
    The Full Treatment is a 1960 UK mystery drama by Val Guest.
    Starring Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento and Ronald Lewis. BBFC link IMDb
    Passed X uncut for 1960 release but was cut for US release. A toned down TV version seems to have become the home video version.

    Powerhouse is promising an uncut UK Theatrical Edition + the cut US version but BBFC details have not yet been published.

    Promotional Material

    Four classic thrillers from the vaults of Hammer Films released on Blu-ray for the very first time, including premiere presentations of the complete, uncensored UK theatrical release versions of Val Guestâ's The Full Treatment and Cyril Frankel's Never Take Sweets from a Stranger and a host of new and exclusive extra features. This stunning Limited Blu-ray Edition Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.

    • Never Take Sweets from a Stranger
    • Cash On Demand
    • The Full Treatment
    • The Snorkel

    INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • HD restorations of all four films
    • Original Mono audio
    • New title-specific documentaries exploring aspects of each film
    • Two presentations of Never Take Sweets from a Stranger: the original UK theatrical cut, containing original titles and dialogue; and the alternative US version with amended Never Take Candy from a Stranger titles and censored dialogue
    • Never Take Sweets from a Stranger introduction by actor and filmmaker Matthew Holness
    • Archival audio interview with Never Take Sweets from a Strange director Cyril Frankel
    • Two presentations ofThe Full Treatment: the uncensored UK theatrical cut; and the censored US version with alternative Stop Me Before I Kill titles
    • Audio commentary with film historian Michael Brooke and author Johnny Mains onThe Snorkel
    • Audio commentary with film historians Jonathan Rigby and David Miller on Cash on Demand>
    • New and exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, including actors Janina Faye (Never Take Sweets from a Strange) and Lois Daine Cash on Demand), props master Peter Allchorne (The Snorke) and second assistant director Hugh Harlow The Snorke Appreciations of composers Elizabeth Lutyens (Never Take Sweets from a Strange and Francis Chagrin The Snorkel) by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
    • Hammer’s Women: Betta St John (2018):Diabolique magazine’s editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger offers an appreciation of the American actress, singer and dancer
    • Hammer’s Women: Gwen Watford (2018): British cinema expert Dr Laura Mayne explores the life and career of the prolific English film, stage and television actress
    • Hammer’s Women: Diane Cilento (2018): Dr Melanie Williams, author of Female Stars of British Cinema, explores the life and career of the Australian theatre and film actress and author
    • Hammer’s Women: Lois Daine (2018): critic and author Becky Booth on the popular English film and television actress
    • Archival documentaries, interviews and featurettes
    • Original trailers
    • Image galleries: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and marketing materials
    • Exclusive booklets for each film, with new essays by Kat Ellinger, Julian Upton and Kim Newman, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews, and full film credits
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • World Blu-ray premieres of all four films
    • Limited Edition Box Set of 6,000 numbered copies

    Happy Death Day

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    Happy Death Day Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15

    MPAA PG-13

    ~96:00s Happy Death Day is a 2017 USA horror mystery thriller by Christopher Landon.
    Starring Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard and Ruby Modine. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2018 Universal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
    • 2018 Universal R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release beyond noting that the film is PG-13 rated in the US.

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    Tree Gelbman must relive the same day over and over again on her birthday and figure out who attempts to kill her at her party every time and why.

    Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, Whiplash) produces this original and inventive rewinding thriller in which a blissfully self-centered co-ed (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) is doomed to relive the day of her murder unless she can identify her masked assailant and hopefully stop the madness. If she can’t, she will be stuck in an insane loop, reliving a ghoulish nightmare that has become her death day.

    Bonus Features:

    • Alternate Ending & Deleted Scenes
    • Worst Birthday Ever!
    • Behind the Mask: The Suspects
    • The Many Deaths of Tree
    THE HOUSEMAID

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    THE HOUSEMAID DVDBlu-rayCombo

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 ~105:00s THE HOUSEMAID is a 2016 Vietnam / South Korea horror romance by Derek Nguyen.
    Starring Kate Nhung, Jean-Michel Richaud and Kim Xuan. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2018 Eureka Entertainment Limited RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    • See review from cine-vue.com : " It's a shame to report, then, that the actual film fails to transcend its tried and tested horror roots "

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    First-time director Derek Nguyen makes a captivating debut with The Housemaid [Cô Haű Gaí], a haunting gothic romance which blends bold eroticism with a pervasive sense of dread.

    Linh is a docile and hardworking poor orphaned girl who comes to Sa Cat seeking a housemaid job. Sebastien Laurent is a French captain and owner of the Sa Cat rubber plantation. For years, the massive mansion is rumoured to have ghosts, particularly those of Camille Sebastien s late wife and the mistreated plantation workers. Once Linh comes to Sa Cat, she begins to hear strange sounds, have frightening dreams, and witness bizarre occurrences. After some time, Linh and Captain Laurent become close to each other and develop a romance. However, their love soon awakens the vengeful souls of Sa Cat plantation.

    With its sumptuous visuals and memorable scares, The Housemaid is a bold update of the gothic-horror genre, and Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film in its UK debut as part of Montage Pictures.

    DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • Stunning 1080p presentation (On the Blu-ray), with a progressive encode on the DVD
    • 5.1 Surround and Stereo soundtrack options
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Trailer
    The Colour of Pomegranates

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    The Colour Of Pomegranates Limited Edition Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    Armenian Version

    cut
    Russian Version

     

    PG 79:44s
    =76:33s

    69:46s

    The Colour of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova) is a 1969 Soviet Union historical music biography by Sergei Parajanov.
    Starring Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan and Vilen Galstyan. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Armenian version was passed PG uncut for scenes of animal slaughter for:

    • 2018 Second Sight [Armenian + Russian versions] Limited Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 19th February 2018
    Russian Censorship History
    The Russian version was cut by Russian censors, but there is also an uncut Armenian version.

    Promotional Material

    Sergei Parajanov’s celebrated masterpiece paints an astonishing portrait of the 18th century Armenian poet Sayat Nova, the ‘King of Song’. Parajanov’s aim was not a conventional biography but a cinematic expression of his work, resulting in an extraordinary visual poem. Key moments in his subject’s life are illustrated through a series of exquisitely orchestrated tableaux filled with rich colour and stunning iconography, each scene a celluloid painting alive with stylised movement.

    One of cinema’s most revered and beautiful films, now presented in a stunning new restoration by Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation.

    SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION FEATURES:

    Disc 1

    • Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation restoration of the the Armenian version (‘The Parajanov Cut’)
    • The Russian version (‘The Yutkevich Cut’) prepared using The Film Foundation’s restored material
    • Optional annotated commentary on the ‘Armenian Cut’ by James Steffen, author of ‘The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov’ and advisor on the new restoration
    • Optional audio commentary on the ‘Yutkevich Cut’ by Levon Abrahamyan

    Disc 2

    • New 2K restoration of Sergei Parajanov’s short film ‘Kiev Frescoes’ with optional annotated commentary by Daniel Bird
    • ‘Poetry, Pomegranates and Parajanov: A new appreciation’ by Daniel Bird
    • ‘Pomegranates Rediscovered’: Cecilia Cenciarelli of Bologna Cineteca on the multi-national effort to save ‘The Colour of Pomegranates’
    • ‘Free Parajanov!’ Tony Rayns on the campaign to free Parajanov
    • The World is a Window: The Making of the Colour of Pomegranates’
    • Memories About Sayat Nova: Levon Grigoryan's 2006 documentary featuring extracts from the rushes
    • Parajanov: A Requiem
    • 112 page limited edition book featuring Martin Scorsese introduction, archive material, new writings, costume designs and storyboards
    Werewolves of the Third Reich

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    Werewolves Of The Third Reich DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 90:42s Werewolves of the Third Reich is a 2017 UK horror by Andrew Jones.
    Starring Annabelle Lanyon, Lee Bane and Suzie Frances Garton. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, bloody violence, threat, sex references, suicide scene for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Summary Notes

    In Nazi Germany at the height of World War II, a ragtag group of American soldiers known as "The Fearless Four" are shipped off to a military prison for a variety of infractions, ranging from mutiny to murder. While they're being transported, Nazis attack the convoy, killing the MPs, but the rebellious American soldiers manage to escape. Travelling deep into rural Germany, the Americans stumble upon an SS experiment camp run by the notorious Doctor Mengele. They soon discover Mengele's diabolical plan to fuse human and animal DNA to create an unstoppable army of Werewolf soldiers. The Fearless Four are now the allied forces' only hope of preventing Hitler's Third Reich gaining the upper hand in the War. It's a fight to the death and only the most brutal and merciless will survive!

             

     

      Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Night of the Seagulls, Re-animator, Drag Me to Hell, The Blood Spattered Bride


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    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

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    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~98:00s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is a 1969 Italian/West German thriller by Dario Argento.
    With Tony Musante and Suzy Kendall. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Arrow Special Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    Censorship history
    The cut US R Version was passed X for cinema release (and pre-cert VHS). Cut further by the BBFC for VHS and 2005 DVD. Uncut for the 2011 Arrow DVD. Uncut for recent US releases.

    Promotional Material

    In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria) made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage a film which redefined the 'giallo' genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom.

    Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall, Spasmo)...

    A staggeringly assured debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage establishes the key traits that would define Argento's filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West), this landmark film has never looked or sounded better in this new, 4K-restored edition from Arrow Video!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
  • The Power of Perception, a new visual essay on the cinema of Dario Argento by Alexanda Heller-Nicholas, author of Devil's Advocates: Suspiria and Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study
  • New analysis of the film by critic Kat Ellinger
  • New interview with writer/director Dario Argento
  • New interview with actor Gildo Di Marco (Garullo the pimp)
  • Eva's Talking, an archival interview with actor Eva Renzi (Monica Ranieri)
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp
  • Re-Animator

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    Re-Animator Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    Unrated Version
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~105:00s Re-Animator is a 1985 US horror film by Stuart Gordon.
    With Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton. BBFC link YouTube icon IMDb 

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Arrow Special Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018

    Reviews

    Censorship History
    A rich history of BBFC cuts, which have been waived since 2007.  The Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut in 2007. In the US R rated version was cut, but the Unrated version wasn't. There also exists the Integral Version which is a TV version that has been padded out with additional plot.

    Promotional Material

    One of the most wildly popular horror movies of all time, Stuart Gordon's enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning 4K restoration packed with special features!

    When medical student Dan Cain advertises for a roommate, he finds one in the form of Herbert West. Initially a little eccentric, it some becomes clear that West entertains some seriously outlandish theories specifically, the possibility of re-animating the dead. It's not long before Dan finds himself under West's influence, and embroiled in a serious of ghoulish experiments which threaten to go wildly out of control...

    Based on H.P. Lovecraft's classic terror tale 'Herbert West Reanimator' and featuring a standout performance from Jeffrey Combs as the deliciously deranged West, Re-Animator remains the definitive example of '80s splatter mayhem and one of the horror genre's finest hours.

    Special Edition Contents

  • 4K restorations of the Unrated version
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Mono, Stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround Audio Options
  • Isolated Score
  • Audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon and actors Graham Skipper and Jesse Merlin of Re-Animator: The Musical
  • Audio commentary with Stuart Gordon
  • Audio commentary with producer Brian Yuzna, actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott and Robert Sampson
  • Re-Animator: Resurrectus feature-length documentary on the making of the film, featuring extensive interviews with cast and crew
  • Interviews with director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna, writer Dennis Paoli, composer Richard Band and former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone
  • Music discussion with composer Richard Band
  • Barbara Crampton in Conversation the Re-Animator star sits down with journalist Alan Jones for this career-spanning 2015 interview
  • The Catastrophe of Success: Stuart Gordon and The Organic Theater director Stuart Gordon discusses his early theater roots and his continued commitment to the stage
  • Theater of Blood Re-Animator: The Musical lyricist Mark Nutter on adapting the cult classic for musical theatre
  • Extended Scenes
  • Deleted Scene
  • Trailer & TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Screenplay (BD-ROM Content)
  • Reversible sleeve with newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson
  • #FromJennifer

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    #FromJennifer DVD  

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~85:00s #FromJennifer (aka From Jennifer( is a 2017 USA comedy horror thriller by Frank Merle.
    Starring Tony Todd, Derek Mears and Meghan Deanna Smith. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Cinedigm R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Jennifer Peterson is having a very rough week. She's been fired from a movie shoot; her manager just dropped her; and her boyfriend dumped her, right after releasing a sex tape of them together. But Jennifer has decided to turn things around. She hatches a plot she calls "Revenge Porn Revenge," in which she plans to settle the score by filming a devastatingly elaborate video and posting it online, making herself famous in the process. But like everything else in her life lately, her revenge plot doesn't go according to plan, and a shocking trail of carnage is left in her wake.
    Drag Me To Hell

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    Drag Me To Hell Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut

    mpaa cut
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    MPAA
    Unrated

    MPAA
    PG-13

    ~99:00s Drag Me To Hell is a 2009 USA horror thriller by Sam Raimi.
    Starring Alison Lohman, Justin Long and Ruth Livier. IMDb

    US: The cut Theatrical Version is MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    US: The uncut version is MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition [Unrated + Theatrical Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018

    Reviews

    US Censorship History
    The Theatrical Version was cut in the US for a PG-13 rating. The uncut MPAA Unrated version was later distributed on home video. Both versions are 15 rated by the BBFC.

    Summary Notes

    Christine Brown is a loans officer at a bank but is worried about her lot in life. She's in competition with a competent colleague for an assistant manager position and isn't too sure about her status with a boyfriend. Worried that her boss will think less of her if she shows weakness, she refuses a time extension on a loan to an old woman, Mrs. Ganush, who now faces foreclosure and the loss of her house. In retaliation, the old woman place a curse on her which, she subsequently learns, will result in her being taken to hell in a few days time. With the help of a psychic, she tries to rid herself of the demon, but faces several hurdles in the attempt.

    Special Features:

    Disc One:
    - NEW HD master of the theatrical cut taken from the 2K digital intermediate
    - Production Diaries - with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with co- writer/director Sam Raimi, actors Allison Lohman, Justin Long, David Paymer, Dileep Rao, Lorna Raver, special effects guru Greg Nicotero, director of photography Peter Deming, and more... (35 minutes)
    - Vintage interviews with director Sam Raimi and actors Alison Lohman and Justin Long (33 minutes)
    -TV Spots
    -Theatrical Trailer

    Disc Two:
    -NEW HD master of the unrated cut taken from the 2K digital intermediate
    -NEW To Hell and Back -- an interview with actress Alison Lohman (12 minutes)
    -NEW Curses! -- an interview with actress Lorna Raver (16 minutes)
    -NEW Hitting All The Right Notes -- an interview with composer Christopher Young (17 minutes)
    -Still Gallery

    Night Of The Seagulls

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    Night Of The Seagulls Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~89:00s Night Of The Seagulls (La noche de las gaviotas) is a 1975 Spain horror by Amando de Ossorio.
    Starring Víctor Petit, María Kosty and Sandra Mozarowsky. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    Censorship History.
    Seized by the police during the Video Nasties panic. Cut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS. Uncut for 2005 DVD. Uncut in the US. The Spanish language version is missing nudity added for the dubbed English version

    Summary Notes

    The Knight Templars return in this fourth installment of the Blind Dead seris. On this outing, the Templars haunt a fishing village, where they rise seven nights every seven years to claim their sacrificial offerings in return for the safety of the townspeople.

    Games

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    Games Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~100:00s Games is a 1967 USA thriller by Curtis Harrington.
    Starring Simone Signoret, James Caan and Katharine Ross. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    The Pieces Are in Place. The Die Is Cast.

    James Caan (The Godfather, Misery), Katharine Ross (The Graduate, The Legacy) and Simone Signoret (Room At The Top, Diabolique) star in this psychological thriller from the director of What's The Matter With Helen?

    Paul (Caan) and Jennifer (Ross) are a pair of wealthy Upper East Side socialites who like to amuse themselves by playing twisted and occasionally sadistic mind games. But when a mysterious woman (Signoret) shows up at their door and begins to exhibit uncanny psychic abilities, the rules change 206 and the stakes become higher (and deadlier) than ever before.

    The Blood Spattered Bride

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    The Blood Spattered Bride Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~102:00s The Blood Spattered Bride is a 1972 Spain horror by Vicente Aranda.
    Starring Simón Andreu, Maribel Martín and Alexandra Bastedo. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1979 cinema release and further cut for 18 rated 1988 VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US since 2008 DVD but there was previously a shortened US version.

    Promotional Material

    Susan, a young bride, travels with her husband to his family' ancient manor house in the far north of Spain. Susan is a virgin and is very hesitant about her husband's sexual demands. She is also disturbed by her unfamiliar surroundings and wonders if she will ever come to terms with her new married life. She is shocked to discover that all the old portraits of female members of her husband’s family have been locked away in the basement. When she finds them, she discovers that one of the portraits shows a woman holding a strange dagger. The woman’s face has been cut out of the painting. Her name is Mircala Karstein.

    This atmospheric, gothic horror story is widely regarded as one of the very best vampire films ever made. Controversial in its day for sexual content and for extreme scenes of violence and gore, it was widely cut on original release. This brand new version restores the film to its intended length and includes alternate scenes that have never been made available before. This is the first Blu- release of an acknowledged classic, one of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite films and an influence on his own Kill Bill.

    SPECIAL FEATURES
    Brand new 4k transfer from film negative
    English/ audio choice
    Newly created English subtitles
    Audio commentary by Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
    Interview with cinematographer Fernando Arribas
    Two part interview with actor Simón Andreu
    Interview with Euro Gothic author Jonathan Rigby
    Original trailers and radio spots
    Deleted and alternate scenes
    Mondo Macabro previews

    ATROZ

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    ATROZ DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~79:00s Atroz is a 2015 Mexico horror by Lex Ortega.
    Starring David Aboussafy, Laurette Flores and Aleyda Gallardo. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Unearthed Films (R0) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    • 2018 Unearthed Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Atroz/Atrocious is a film that portrays the story of two serial killers. After the pair are arrested for causing a traffic accident, the police confiscate some videotapes. These tapes contain brutal murders and tortures that show human wickedness, their background, paraphilia, and the psyche of these murderers. Juarez, trackes down the tapes, one by one to piece together the horrific crimes of the two killers, only to show them, they are in a deeper pool then they believed to be. Bonus features include: Making of
    Hellraiser: Judgement

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    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~81:00s Hellraiser: Judgment is a 2018 USA horror by Gary J Tunnicliffe.
    Starring Randy Wayne, Heather Langenkamp and Rheagan Wallace. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 LIONSGATE R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    • See review from geeksofdoom.com : " The story, however, keeps the Cenobites and "hellraising" in the background as we follow a Se7en -style serial killer investigation "
    • See review from forbes.com : " Plays Like The Low-Budget 'Spawn' Reboot We've Been Promised "

    Promotional Material

    Three detectives attempt to solve a diabolical murder that sweeps them into the depths of hell in this next edition of the classic HELLRAISER series.
    Francesca

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    Francesca DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~77:00s Francesca is a 2015 Italy / Argentina crime horror thriller by Luciano Onetti.
    Starring Luis Emilio Rodriguez, Gustavo Dalessanro and Raul Gederlini. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Unearthed Films (R0) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    • 2018 Unearthed Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    There is also a UK release.

    Promotional Material

    It's been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned poet and playwright, Vittorio Visconti. The community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of impure and damned souls. Moretti and Succo are the detectives in charge of finding the killer of these Dantesque crimes. Francesca has returned, but she is not be the same girl they once knew.
    Chaos/Don't Look in the Basement

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    Chaos / Don't Look in the Basement - Double Feature DVD

    mpaa cut
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    BBFC uncut
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    MPAA R

    MPAA R

    ~74:10s
    89:10s

     

    Chaos is a 2005 USA horror thriller by David DeFalco.
    Starring Kevin Gage, Sage Stallone and Kelly KC Quann. IMDb
    Initially cut for an MPAA R rating but later the uncut Director's Cut was released on US home video. The film has never released in the UK, this is exactly the sort of nastiness that the BBFC would never allow.

    This release features the cut R rated version.

    See further cuts details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Chaos

    Don't Look in the Basement is a 1973 US horror video by SF Brownrigg.
    With Bill McGhee, Jessie Lee Fulton and Robert Dracup.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Banned on VHS as a video nasty. Passed 15 uncut on DVD in 2005. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    US:  Chaos is cut and MPAA R rated for:
    US:  Don't Look in the Basement is uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Kino Lorber [Chaos + Don't Look in the Basement] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    • 2018 Kino Lorber [Chaos + Don't Look in the Basement] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018

    Promotional Material

    In retrospect of the 70s drive-in era comes 2 Houses of Hell Double Feature. The box office opens at 7PM and the first feature DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT (1973) starts at dusk (Unrated).

    In the end, Don't Look in the Basement is a cleverly plotted film which benefits from generally good acting and directing and not-overly-ambitious camera work.

    Following the nostalgic 10-minute drive-in intermission clock comes our main feature CHAOS (2005), the most brutal film ever released, starring Kevin Gage (Heat, Blow) and Sage Stallone (Daylight, Rocky V) (Rated R). Play Drive-In Mode to experience the entire show!

    Emily and her friend Angelica go to a rave in the woods, and when they arrive, they meet a stranger called Swan that promises some Exstasy for the girls. They follow him to a cabin into the forest where they meet the sadistic gang leaded by the psychotic Chaos. The girls are abused, tortured and raped in a night of nightmare and murder.

    Cries of Ecstasy, Blows of Death/Invasion of the Love Drones

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    Cries of Ecstasy, Blows of Death/Invasion of the Love Drones DVDBlu-rayCombo

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~132:00s Cries of Ecstasy, Blows of Death is a 1973 USA Sci-Fi drama by Antony Weber.
    Starring Sandy Carey, Michael Abbott and John Martin. IMDb

    Year 2062, the land is barren, post-apocalyptic vision of hell on earth. Environmental pollution, human callousness and evil. Marauding gangs of motorcyclists, violence and rape.

    Invasion of the Love Drones is a 1977 USA adult comedy by Jerome Hamlin (as The Sensory Man).
    Starring Eric Edwards, Joann Sterling and Arlana Blue. IMDb

    Horny aliens invade Earth.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Pop Cinema (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    "A pioneering slice of post-apocalypse cinema"* only begins to describe the soft-core doomsday fever-dream that is Cries of Ecstasy, Blows of Death (1973), head-lining this fantasy - sci-fi double-feature Blu-Ray / DVD combo from Pop Cinema and Something Weird. Before Mad Max, humans struggle to survive a barren planet populated by roving bands of biker gangs, armed with only some killer kung-fu moves and a willingness to get down with just about anyone. Starring Sandi Cary, Kim Lu and the ubiquitous Uschi Digard, Cries of Ecstasy, Blows of Death is a dystopian action film tailor-made for lovers of 70s exploitation cinema.

    "Welcome to...The Erogenous Zone" intones a Rod Sterling-esque voice as we dive into 1977's Invasion of the Love Drones , an absurd, ambitious and ultra-stylish sci-fi romp in which Eric Edwards is enlisted by aliens to deflect a nuclear-tipped rocket from their mother ship...by causing a planetary orgasm, of course. Featuring Bree Anthony, Jennifer Jordan, with an appearance by Jamie Gillis. Remastered from the original film elements and featuring a new essay by film critic Jeremy Richey.

    Night of the Living Dead

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    Night of the Living Dead The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~96:00s Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 US horror film by George A Romero.
    With Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Criterion Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018

    Reviews

    • See review from dvdtalk.com : " A remarkably bleak take on the horror film. Sure, there had been darker horror pictures before this one but none as nihilistic or grisly "
    • See review from nationalreview.com  : " It is rereleased as a Criterion Blu-Ray DVD to celebrate Black History Month "
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1969 cinema release. Uncut by the BBFC afterwards but there are several variant versions. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero's claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role. Stark, haunting, and more relevant than ever, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is back.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    - New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, coscreenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner
    - New restoration of the monaural soundtrack, supervised by Romero and Gary Streiner and presented uncompressed
    - NIGHT OF ANUBIS, a never-before-presented work-print edit of the film
    - New program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez
    - Never-before-seen 16 mm dailies reel
    - New program featuring Russo on the commercial and industrial-film production company where key NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD filmmakers got their start
    - Two audio commentaries from 1994 featuring Romero, Russo, producer Karl Hardman, actor Judith O'Dea, and others
    - Archival interviews with Romero and actors Duane Jones and Judith Ridley
    - New programs about the film's style and score
    - New interview program about the direction of ghouls, featuring members of the cast and crew
    - New interviews with Gary Streiner and Russell Streiner
    - Newsreels from 1967
    - Trailer, radio spots, and TV spots
    - PLUS: An essay by critic Stuart Klawans

    The Silence of the Lambs

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    The Silence of the Lambs The Criterion Collection DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~118:00s The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 USA crime thriller by Jonathan Demme.
    Starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and Lawrence A Bonney. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Criterion Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    • 2018 Criterion Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    In this chilling adaptation of the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, the astonishingly versatile director Jonathan Demme crafted a taut psychological thriller about an American obsession: serial murder. As Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee who enlists the help of the infamous Hannibal the Cannibal Lecter to gain insight into the mind of another killer, Jodie Foster subverts classic gender dynamics and gives one of the most memorable performances of her career. As her foil, Anthony Hopkins is the archetypal antihero cultured, quick-witted, and savagely murderous delivering a harrowing portrait of humanity gone terribly wrong. A gripping police procedural and a disquieting immersion into a twisted psyche, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS swept the Academy Awards (best picture, director, screenplay, actress, actor) and remains a cultural touchstone.
    The Last Hunter

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    The Last Hunter Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~99:00s The Last Hunter is a 1980 Italy war thriller by Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M Dawson).
    Starring David Warbeck, Tisa Farrow and Tony King. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Kino Lorber (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    UK Censorship History
    Passed X uncut for a 1981 cinema release. Videos were seized by police during the Video Nasties moral panic. The BBFC subsequently cut the VHS for an 18 rated 1988 release. Later uncut on 18 rated 2002 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    A Code Red Release War is Hell... and to carry out his top-secret mission, one soldier will make a deal with the Devil. Italian fright-master Antonio Margheriti (Cannibal Apocalypse) turned to the horrors of war for this explosive action film set near the end of the Vietnam conflict. Following the grisly suicide of his shell-shocked friend, Captain Harry Morris (David Warbeck, Tiger Joe, Hunters Of The Golden Cobra, The Ark Of The Sun God) accepts one final mission: to go behind enemy lines and destroy a Viet Cong radio tower broadcasting anti-American propaganda to US troops. Aided by a ragtag squadron of commandos and shadowed by a beautiful photojournalist (Tisa Farrow, Zombie, Some Call it Loving, Search and Destroy), Morris carries out his search and destroy mission with extreme prejudice, straight into the heart of darkness. Also starring genre vets John Steiner (The Ark Of The Sun God, Hunters Of The Golden Cobra, Cut And Run), Tony King (Cannibal Apocalypse, Tiger Joe, Raiders Of Atlantis). Made in the wake of the success of The Deer Hunter and shot on Philippine locations left over from Apocalypse Now, The Last Hunter is an over-the-top example of Italian exploitation filmmaking at its most shameless...and unforgettable.
    Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

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    Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III 1990 Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~85:00s Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III is a 1990 USA horror thriller by Jeff Burr.
    Starring Kate Hodge, Ken Foree and RA Mihailoff. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Warner R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th February 2018
    Censorship History
    Banned by the BBFC for cinema release in 1990. Uncut by 2004. In the US cut for an R Rating but the Unrated version is uncut.

    Promotional Material

    Two college students driving coast to coast are lured off the main highway and onto a deserted Texas road. Here they are stalked by the menacing Leatherface and his demented family...a bizarre cannibalistic clan with blood on their hands and a feast on their minds. The students’ only chance for escape is a survivalist with enough firepower to blast Leatherface and the rest of the grisly predators to hell. A depraved shocker of intense terror from the gruesome beginning to the bloody finish.
             

     

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    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Sweet Sixteen, House, The Ritual


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    Sweet Sixteen

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    Sweet Sixteen Blu-ray  

    BBFC uncut
    Director's Cut
    15 88:04s Sweet Sixteen is a 1983 USA horror thriller by Jim Sotos.
    Starring Bo Hopkins, Susan Strasberg and Patrick Macnee. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, language, racist terms, nudity for:

    • 2018 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th February 2018
    • 2018 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th February 2018

    Versions

    Not cut by BBFC or MPAA. There are slight variations in the opening between the Theatrical Version and Director's Cut.

    The running time indicates that this release is the Director's Cut

    Promotional Material

    The year of 1983 was a fine time to be a slasher fan - with the genre creeping out classics from SLEEPAWAY CAMP through to HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW. And for those who embrace that golden age few knife-play flicks are as beloved as SWEET 16. With a top notch cast that includes Susan Strasberg (THE TRIP), Bo Hopkins (THE WILD BUNCH) and Scream Queen sensation Dana Kimmell (FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3D), this tale of childhood trauma crafts a compelling whodunit mystery around some small town disappearances and a stack of dead bodies. Is the perpetrator male or female? And just what is going on with the boy-baiting Melissa... A mysterious and alluring presence who turns a tiny Texas community upside down with her sudden appearance. A tightly directed terror title SWEET 16 is a perfect addition to the 88 Films library and a slasher classic that will still spawn a few bad dream
    Navajo Joe

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    Navajo Joe DVD

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    15 92:06s Navajo Joe is a 1966 Italy / Spain western by Sergio Corbucci.
    Starring Burt Reynolds, Aldo Sambrell and Nicoletta Machiavelli. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 for strong violence after 9s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

    • 2018 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th February 2018
    The BBFC commented:
    • Compulsory cuts were required to remove two scenes of animal cruelty (cruel tripping of horses and cockfighting).

    Promotional Material

    "Fearless, Savage, Brutal. He s the only survivor of a blood-drenched massacre and he s on a relentless vendetta to avenge the death of his wife and his people. Consumed by hatred, driven by violence, his name is Navajo Joe and he wants a dollar for every head he rolls and every skull he splits. Directed by the creator of the legendary spaghetti western Django (Segio Corbucci) and written by the man responsible for Milano Calibre 9, (Fernando di Leo), Navajo Joe is a dark, violent and unforgettable cult western like you ve never seen before. It features Burt Reynolds in only his second leading role. Fast paced, action packed and highly original, Navajo Joe is presented here from a new HD master for the very first time."
    The Ritual

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    The Ritual DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 ~94:00s The Ritual is a 2017 UK horror by David Bruckner.
    Starring Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier and Arsher Ali. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2018 Entertainment One R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Four old college friends â€" Luke (Rafe Spall), Hutch (Robert James-Collier), Phil (Arsher Ali) and Dom (Sam Troughton) â€" decide to take a hiking trip deep in the Swedish wilderness in order to bond and reminisce about old times. However, the inexperienced hikers soon find themselves hopelessly lost, and as their fragile friendships begin to crack and old resentments surface they become increasingly desperate to escape the woods. But they are not alone. Someone, or something, malevolent is watching them, intent on making them face their deepest fears and ensuring they never leave. They should have gone to Vegas…
    House

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    House Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 ~88:00s House (Hausu) is a 1977 Japan comedy horror fantasy by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi.
    Starring Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo and Kumiko Ohba. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate bloody horror and threat for:

    • 2018 Eureka Entertainment Limited RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    • See review from reprobatemagazine.uk : " Certainly, some of the praise heaped on the film is excessive, and while a very entertaining experience, I think it's a bit of a stretch to say that the film is a horror classic "
    • See review from cine-vue.com : " Total disregard for generic distinction -- horror, psychedelia, comedy and erotica are chucked with abandon into the mix, "

    Promotional Material

    An unforgettable mixture of bubblegum teen melodrama and grisly phantasmagoria, Nobuhiko Obayashi s deranged fairy tale House is one of Japanese cinema s wildest supernatural ventures and a truly startling debut feature.

    Upset by her widowed father s plans to remarry, Angel sets off with six of her schoolgirl friends in tow for a summer getaway at her aunt s isolated mansion. In this house of dormant secrets, long-held emotional traumas have terrifyingly physical embodiments and the girls must use their individual talents if any are to survive.

    A rollercoaster ride without brakes, House is by turns hilarious, sinister, and unexpectedly lyrical, with ceaseless cinematic invention and a satirical, full-blooded approach to the horror genre. A gigantic smash on its original release in Japan, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • Stunning 1080p presentation from a high-definition digital transfer
    • Original monaural soundtrack presented as uncompressed LPCM audio
    • Optional English subtitles | An exclusive video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns
    • 90-minute archive of interviews with director Nobuhiko Obayashi, scenaristChigumi Obayashi, actress Kumiko Oba, and Toho promotional executive Shoho Tomiyama
    • Original Japanese theatrical trailer
    • A collector s booklet featuring an essay by Paul Roquet; poster gallery; and archival imagery
    The Unseen

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    The Unseen DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 103:50s The Unseen is a 2017 UK mystery thriller by Gary Sinyor.
    Starring Richard Flood, Simon Cotton and Jasmine Hyde. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2018 Network R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Will and Gemma are a seemingly perfect couple, until their young son dies in a tragic accident. Overwhelmed by grief and guilt, Gemma becomes prone to blindness-inducing panic attacks, while Will begins to hear the spirit of his son from beyond the grave. A stranger, Paul, offers them his remote cottage in the Lake District, and it appears that a getaway could be the only way for them to stay sane. But Gemma has another attack and becomes increasingly reliant on Paul when Will abruptly leaves for home, desperate to hear the voice of his son - through dark arts if necessary...

    Love, grief, and the frailty of the human condition are brought to the fore as Gemma, Will and Paul are caught in a spiral of violence - both psychological and, ultimately, physical.

    An intelligent and unnerving thriller from award-winning director Gary Sinyor, The Unseen features powerful performances from Jasmine Hyde, Richard Flood and Simon Cotton.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    [] The Unseen: The Pilot
    [] Trailer

    Dark Mountain

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    Dark Mountain DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 ~85:00s Dark Mountain (aka All Girls Weekend) is a 2016 USA action horror adventure by Lou Simon.
    Starring Jamie Bernadette, Katie Carpenter and Gema Calero. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong injury detail, gore for:

    • 2018 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    After years apart, four high school friends reunite to spend a long weekend in the mountains. The promise of some fun girl bonding is dashed however when they find themselves battling the cold, each other and an unstoppable force that is determined not to let them off of the mountain. Dark Mountain is a non stop thrill ride which will make you think twice about camping ever again.
    The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

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    The Bird With The Crystal Plumage Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~98:00s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is a 1969 Italian/West German thriller by Dario Argento.
    With Tony Musante and Suzy Kendall. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Unrated Version was passed 15 uncut for one scene of sexualised violence and moderate horror for:

    • 2018 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th February 2018
    • 2018 Arrow Video R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th February 2018
    Censorship history
    The cut US R Version was passed X for cinema release (and pre-cert VHS). Cut further by the BBFC for VHS and 2005 DVD. Uncut for the 2011 Arrow DVD. Uncut for recent US releases.

    Promotional Material

    In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria) made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage a film which redefined the giallo genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom.

    Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorising Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall, Spasmo)...

    A staggeringly assured debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage establishes the key traits that would define Argento s filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West), this landmark film has never looked or sounded better in this new, 4K-restored edition from Arrow Video!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
  • The Power of Perception, a new visual essay on the cinema of Dario Argento by Alexanda Heller-Nicholas, author of Devil s Advocates: Suspiria and Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study
  • New analysis of the film by critic Kat Ellinger
  • New interview with writer/director Dario Argento
  • New interview with actor Gildo Di Marco (Garullo the pimp)
  • Eva s Talking, an archival interview with actor Eva Renzi (Monica Ranieri)
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp
  • Homesick

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    Homesick DVD

    BBFC uncut
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    15 ~98:00s Homesick is a 2015 Germany / Austria thriller by Jakob M Erwa.
    Starring Esther Maria Pietsch, Matthias Lier and Tatja Seibt. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for disturbing scenes, moderate violence for:

    • 2018 Matchbox Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    German psychological thriller centred on a troubled musician. After receiving an invitation to represent her country in a prestigious international contest, talented cellist Jessica Klug (Esther Maria Pietsch) practices relentlessly in her Berlin flat but begins to feel the weight of pressure placed upon her and her health starts to deteriorate as a result. As fear and paranoia take hold of her mind, Jessica becomes convinced that one of her new neighbours, Hilde (Tatja Seibt), has a vendetta against her, leading to tragic consequences for all involved.
    Most Beautiful Island

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    Most Beautiful Island Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~77:00s Most Beautiful Island is a 2017 USA thriller by Ana Asensio.
    Starring Ana Asensio, Natasha Romanova and David Little. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong threat for:

    • 2018 Bulldog Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    'Most Beautiful Island' is a psychological thriller examining the plight of undocumented female immigrants hoping to make a life in New York. Shot on Super 16 with an intimate, voyeuristic sensibility, the film chronicles one harrowing day in the life of Luciana, a young immigrant woman struggling to make ends meet while striving to escape her past. As Luciana's day unfolds, she is whisked, physically and emotionally, through a series of troublesome, unforeseeable extremes. Before her day is done, she inadvertently finds herself a central participant in a cruel game. Lives are placed at risk, while psyches are twisted and broken for the perverse entertainment of a privileged few.
             

     

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    The Diabolical Dr Z, Grizzly, Sinbad, Victor Crowley


    Link Here 6th February 2018
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    Welcome To Willits

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    Welcome To Willits DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~86:00s Welcome To Willits is a 2016 USA Sci-Fi horror by Trevor Ryan.
    Starring Dolph Lundgren, Chris Zylka and Anastasia Baranova. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Shout! Factory (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th February 2018
    • 2018 Shout! Factory R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 6th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Summary Notes

    Deep in the Northern California woods, in the heart of the notorious Emerald Triangle, lies a remote cabin. The residents struggle to fight off the repeated attacks and abductions by mysterious creatures that have plagued them for years. When a local pot farmer is caught up with a wayward group of campers the situation quickly escalates into total carnage.

    The Diabolical Dr Z

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    Diabolical Dr Z DVD

    BBFC uncut
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    MPAA
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    ~87:00s The Diabolical Dr Z (Miss Muerte) is a 1966 France / Spain Sci-Fi horror by Jesús Franco (as J Franco).
    Starring Estella Blain, Mabel Karr and Howard Vernon. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Redemption (RB) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th February 2018
    • 2018 Redemption (R1) DVD at US Amazon released on 6th February 2018

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1967. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Summary Notes

    Woman seeks to avenge her father's death by using a local dancer, with long poisonous fingernails, to do her bidding.

    Grizzly

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    Grizzly Blu-ray

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    ~90:00s Grizzly is a 1976 USA horror thriller by William Girdler.
    Starring Christopher George, Andrew Prine and Richard Jaeckel. IMDb

    US: Cut and MPAA PG rated for:

    • 2018 Scorpion Releasing (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th February 2018
    Censorship History
    Cut for an MPAA PG rating. Further BBFC category cuts for an 'A' rated 1976 cinema release. The BBFC cuts were waived for for 15 rated VHS and DVD. There is said to be an elusive uncut R rated version in the US.

    Promotional Material

    A Scopion Releasing Release - When an eighteen-foot, two-thousand-pound grizzly bear starts mauling campers and hikers at a state park, a park ranger (Christopher George, Day of the Animals, Enter the Ninja) springs into action. But the job is too big to tackle alone, so he enlists the aid of a naturalist (Richard Jaeckel, The Dirty Dozen) and a helicopter pilot (Andrew Prine, They're Playing with Fire) to take this freak of nature down. Meanwhile, the giant grizzly, not content with picnic baskets, continues to kill indiscriminately, leaving pools of blood and piles of body parts in his wake. Can the ranger and his cronies end the grizzly's reign of terror without resorting to excessively extreme measures? This post-Jaws, nature-runs-rampant thriller was directed by William Girdler (The Manitou), and was a box office hit and the top-grossing independent film of 1976.
    Sinbad of the Seven Seas

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    Sinbad of the Seven Seas Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    PG-13
    ~93:00s Sinbad of the Seven Seas is a 1989 Italy / USA fantasy adventure by Enzo G Castellari and Luigi Cozzi (uncredited).
    Starring Lou Ferrigno, John Steiner and Roland Wybenga. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

    • 2018 Kino Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th February 2018
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were required for U rated 1990 VHS. Uncut and 12 rated for 2016 DVD/Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    He must conquer evil on land and at sea! A dazzling adventure of faraway lands and heroic spectacles, this heart-soaring epic follows the brave Sinbad the Sailor (Lou Ferrigno, TV's The Incredible Hulk, Hercules) in a rousing tale based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade. When an evil wizard named Jaffar (John Steiner, Caligula) casts a cruel spell, a good king and his happy kingdom face darkness for the first time ever. And when Jaffar demands marriage to the king's beautiful daughter (Alessandra Martines, The Cave of the Golden Rose), who is already engaged to a prince, it will be up to Sinbad and his loyal companions to save the princess and the people of the kingdom. But first, he must retrieve the palace gems Jaffar has stolen and hidden away--and face the Amazon Queen, the Ghost King and the most vicious beast imaginable along the way! Wonderfully directed by cult filmmaker Enzo G. Castellari (The Inglorious Bastards, Street Law, 1990: The Bronx Warriors).
    Victor Crowley

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    Victor Crowley DVD

    BBFC uncut
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    MPAA
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    ~83:00s Victor Crowley is a 2017 USA comedy horror by Adam Green.
    Starring Parry Shen, Kane Hodder and Laura Ortiz. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Dark Sky Films R1 DVD/(RA) Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon released on 6th February 2018
    • 2018 Dark Sky Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 6th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    In 2007, over forty people were brutally torn to pieces in Louisiana s Honey Island Swamp. Over the past decade, lone survivor Andrew s (Parry Shen) claims that local legend Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder, Friday the 13th series) was responsible for the horrific massacre have been met with great controversy. But when a twist of fate puts him back at the scene of the tragedy, Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and Andrew must face the bloodthirsty ghost from his past.

    Featuring Laura Ortiz (Holliston, The Hills Have Eyes), Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie), and Brian Quinn (truTV s Impractical Jokers), writer/director Adam Green s triumphant return to the helm of his beloved slasher series proudly assures an all-new, horrifying journey into the haunted, blood-drenched bayou.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    -Cast Commentary with Writer/Director Adam Green and Actors Parry Shen, Laura Ortiz, and Dave Sheridan,

    -Technical Commentary with Writer/Director Adam Green, Cinematographer Jan-Michael Losada, Editor Matt Latham, and Make-Up FX Artist Robert Pendergraft,

    • Raising the Dead...Again Interview with Adam Green,
    • Behind the Scenes,
    • Trailer
    Day of The Dead: Bloodline

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    Day of The Dead: Bloodline DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~91:00s Day of the Dead: Bloodline is a 2018 Bulgaria horror by Hčctor Hernández Vicens.
    Starring Sophie Skelton, Johnathon Schaech and Jeff Gum. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 LIONSGATE RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th February 2018
    • 2018 LIONSGATE R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 6th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    In this terrifying retelling of George A. Romero's zombie horror classic, a small group of military personnel and survivalists dwells in an underground bunker as they seek to find a cure in a world overrun by zombies.
    Family Possessions

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    Family Possessions DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~111:00s Family Possessions is a 2016 USA horror by Tommy Faircloth.
    Starring Felissa Rose, Mark Patton and Jason Vail. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 6th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    A young girl, Rachael Dunn, inherits the mansion of her estranged grandmother.  Rachael and her family move into the house to start a new life, but once there strange and unexplained occurrences begin to happen. Rachael uncovers a secret that had been hidden from her and she soon realizes that some family secrets should remain...buried.

    Blood Honey

    Blood Honey DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~95:00s Blood Honey is a 2017 Canada horror mystery thriller by Jeff Kopas.
    Starring Shenae Grimes-Beech, Gil Bellows and Kenneth Mitchell. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 TriCoast Entertainment R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 6th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Tortured by the memory of a childhood trauma; a woman returns after a decade to her family's fly-in hunting lodge to assist her siblings with their dying father; only to find herself stuck in a life threatening nightmare.
             

     

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    The Demoniacs, Dreamgirls, The Ballerina, The Body Tree


    Link Here 5th February 2018
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time UK flagReleased on  5th February 2018
    The Ballerina

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    The Ballerina DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 ~106:00s The Ballerina is a 2017 USA horror thriller by Steve Pullen.
    Starring Deena Dill, Thomas Mikal Ford and Morgan Cryer. IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2018 101 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    On the run from Child Protective Services, Glenn and his 9-year-old daughter, Sophia, disappear into the swampy Virginia backwoods. In hiding, they live off the land in a tattered tent and keep a safe distance from other homeless outcasts and the gangs of rednecks who occupy the forest. The tragedy that has brought father and daughter to this desperate place has also torn a crater- like hole in their shattered lives, leaving the girl defenseless against nightly hauntings by ghosts who encircle the tent and breathe threats to carry her away. As the hauntings become increasingly violent and terrifying her father is forced to try everything in his power to free his daughter from the grip of this nightly torment. Can his efforts save Sophia before she succumbs to the spirits who haunt the forest?
    The Body Tree

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    The Body Tree DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15   The Body Tree is a 2016 Russia / Spain / USA thriller by Thomas Dunn.
    Starring Erica Dasher, Emma Dumont and Kyle Jones. IMDb

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

    • 2018 New Horizon Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    When a group of Americans travel to Russian Siberia to honour the memory of their murdered friend, they uncover a plot that threatens all their lives. Starring Emma Dumont (The Gifted, Aquarius).
    Chameleon

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    Chameleon DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 78:42s Chameleon is a 2016 Chile thriller by Jorge Riquelme Serrano.
    Starring Alejandro Goic, Gastón Salgado and Paulina Urrutia. BBFC link IMDb

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

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Paula and Paulina, an affluent lesbian couple, are sharing a final day together at their beachfront summer home in Santo Domingo. But the unexpected arrival of Gaston, a young guest from the previous night's party, interrupts their intimate farewell. As the intruder's unsettling presence becomes increasingly malevolent, tensions within the couple's relationship begin to surface and a shocking transformation is triggered.

    This powerful psychological thriller offers an unflinching look at Chilean society, exploring inequality, class conflict and attitudes towards race, gender and sexuality. The debut feature from writer-director Jorge Riquelme Serrano, Chameleon was nominated for the Sutherland Award for the most original and innovative first feature at the BFI London Film Festival and received a record eleven nominations at the Pedro Sienna Chilean film awards. Shot in only a few days, it features an award-winning soundtrack from acclaimed musician and composer Carlos Cabezas ( Neruda , The Club , NO ).

    Alien Reign of Man

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    Alien Reign of Man DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 81:04s Alien Reign of Man is a 2017 USA Sci-Fi film by Justin Price.
    Starring Khu, Torrei Hart and Deanna Grace Congo. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong injury detail for:

    • 2018 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Earth has fallen! A small team of humans are stranded on an alien planet, light years from home. They must work together to battle aliens and activate a machine that will restore earth to a time before it was destroyed. They are our last hope, and they are running out of time! Alien Reign Of Man is a sci-fi spectacular that will take you to the edge of the galaxy and back.

    Bonus Features: Cast interviews, Creating the Creatures, Cameron White Interview, Creating World Featurette.

    Charlotte

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    Charlotte DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 79:49s Charlotte is a 2017 USA horror by Colin Campbell, John Edward Lee ...
    Starring Jessi Burkette and John Edward Lee. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2018 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    While babysitting for a friends child, a young girl notices a creepy doll watching her from the corner of the room. When she tells the parents about it they tell her they don t have a doll in the house. Charlotte is a doll with an evil past and she is about to wreak havoc on one unsuspecting family.
    Compulsion

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    Compulsion DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 84:07s Compulsion is a 2016 UK / Canada / Italy horror fantasy thriller by Craig Goodwill.
    Starring Analeigh Tipton, Nina Senicar and Marta Gastini. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexualised violence for:

    • 2018 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Sadie, a budding erotic novelist, is enticed by an ex-lover to join him and an enigmatic woman named Francesca at an Italian Villa. Once there, Sadie is confronted by the demons of her past as she becomes embroiled in a surreal game of murder and betrayal. Starring Analeigh Tipton (Lucy, Crazy Stupid Love, Warm Bodies). From the Producers of The Woman In Black, Flatliners, Lone Survivor and The Ring. FULL UNCENSORED VERSION.
    Dreamgirls

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    Dreamgirls: Director's Cut Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    Director's Cut
    12 140:56s Dreamgirls is a 2006 USA musical music drama by Bill Condon.
    Starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for infrequent strong language, drug references for:

    • 2018 Paramount RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th February 2018
    Versions
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. Presumably this release includes both versions.

    Promotional Material

    DIRECTOR'S EXTENDED EDITION Grammy winner Beyonce Knowles, Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx* and Golden Glober winner Eddie Murphy shine in unforgettable roles that display their matchless talents. And Jennifer Hudson is a revelation, in the breakthrough performance that earned her the 2006 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit and directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon** (Beauty and the Beast), the Oscar-winning Dreamgirls is 'a triumph' of movie entertainment that will dazzle you again and again.
    The Escapees

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    The Escapees Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~107:00s The Escapees is a 1981 France crime drama by Jean Rollin.
    Starring Laurence Dubas, Christiane Coppé and Marianne Valiot. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for strong violence and sexualised nudity for:

    • 2018 Black House Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Jean Rollin`s THE ESCAPEES revisits the director`s fascination with pairs of women who wander, dreamlike, through a modern dystopia. Two female patients one rebellious (Laurence Dubas), the other despondent (Christiane Coppé) flee the grounds of a mental hospital and drift across the French countryside. After finding refuge among a band of gypsy-like exotic dancers, they cross paths with a petty criminal (Marianne Valiot), an ageing fortune-teller (Louise Dhour) and a quartet of swingers with sinister intentions.
    The Demoniacs

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    The Demoniacs Blu-ray

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      ~101:00s The Demoniacs is a 1974 France / Belgium horror by Jean Rollin.
    Starring Joëlle Coeur, John Rico and Willy Braque. Youtube link IMDb

    UK: BBFC details not yet published, previously Passed 18 after 54s of BBFC cuts:

    • 2018 Black House Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th February 2018
    Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for UK DVD releases. Uncut in the Netherlands. There are 2 cut variants in the US with one that claims that it is Director Approved.

    The promotional material statement: "Contains footage not included in the original theatrical release" sounds like it is trying to avoid admitting that it is cut. Presumably this is the version that was released in the US on the Redemption label that is indeed an extended version but the rape scene has in fact been toned down.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Demoniacs

    Promotional Material

    A group of shipwrecked sailors brutally rape two young women who accidentally stumble across them. After they escape, the women ultimately make a deal with the devil in exchange for the power to exact their bloody revenge. Contains footage not included in the original theatrical release.
    Blade Runner 2049

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    Blade Runner 2049 DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 ~163:00s Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 UK / USA / Canada Sci-Fi thriller by Denis Villeneuve.
    Starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Ana de Armas. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2018 Sony Limited Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th February 2018
    • 2018 Sony RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th February 2018
    • 2018 Sony R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    There is also a US release.

    Promotional Material

    Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

    The Gruesome Twosome

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    The Gruesome Twosome Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~72:00s The Gruesome Twosome is a 1967 USA horror mystery thriller by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
    Starring Elizabeth Davis, Gretchen Wells and Chris Martell. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2018 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    OH, YES... OUR WIGS ARE MADE FROM GENUINE HUMAN HAIR... AND HOW!

    After dabbling in the unlikely world of children s entertainment with the likes of Jimmy, the Boy Wonder and The Magic Land of Mother Goose, in 1967 Godfather of Gore Herschell Gordon Lewis returned to genre he helped create with the delightfully depraved The Gruesome Twosome!

    The young women of a small-town American college have more than just split-ends to worry about... Down at the Little Wig Shop, the batty Mrs. Pringle and her socially-inept son Rodney are procuring only the finest heads of hair by scalping the local co-eds! Can they be stopped before they clear the entire campus of luxuriant-haired ladies?

    Also including HG Lewis Dracula-inspired vampire epic A Taste of Blood as a bonus feature, this is one Gruesome Twosome that s well worth flipping your wig over!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Bonus Feature! 1967 s A Taste of Blood
  • Introductions to the films by HG Lewis
  • Archive audio commentaries for both films by HG Lewis
  • Peaches Christ Flips Her Wig! San Francisco performer Peaches Christ on The Gruesome Twosome
  • It Came from Florida filmmaker Fred Olen Ray (Scalps, The Alien Dead) on Florida Filmmaking
  • HG Lewis vs. the Censors HG Lewis discusses some of the pitfalls of the blood-and-guts business including local censorship and angry moviegoers
  • Trailers and radio spot
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
  • STRANGLED

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    STRANGLED DVDBlu-rayCombo

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~120:00s Strangled (A martfüi rém) is a 2016 Hungary crime thriller by Árpád Sopsits.
    Starring Károly Hajduk, Gábor Jászberényi and Zsolt Anger. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2018 Eureka Entertainment Ltd RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 5th February 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Based on real-life events, Strangled is set in the provincial Hungary of the 1960s at the height of socialism, when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martf .

    A psychotic killer is on the prowl, strangling young women. Amidst the media frenzy, an innocent man is accused and sentenced for the crimes he could not possibly have committed. A determined detective becomes obsessed with finding the real killer, whilst under pressure from his superiors who just want to see a man hang.

    Winner of nine Hungarian Film Awards, Strangled is a dark and gritty thriller from Árpád Sopsits that brings to mind both Lang’s M and Fincher’s Zodiac in its approach to the murder-mystery genre. Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film in its UK debut.

    DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Stunning 1080p presentation (On the Blu-ray), with a progressive encode on the DVD
    • 5.1 Surround and Stereo soundtrack options
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Trailer
             

     

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    The Hills Have Eyes, Class of 1999, Viva L'Italia, Gothic


    Link Here 30th January 2018
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time US flagReleased on 30th January 2018
    Gothic

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    Gothic Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~87:00s Gothic is a 1986 UK horror by Ken Russell.
    Starring Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands and Natasha Richardson. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 LIONSGATE (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Five famous friends spend a hallucinogenic evening confronting their fears in a frenzy of shocking lunacy and horrifying visions in this fictional tale, which tells the story of Mary Shelley's conception of Frankenstein on a night in Lord Byron's home.
    Class of 1999

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    Class of 1999 Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~97:00s Class of 1999 is a 1990 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Mark L Lester.
    Starring Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind and Malcolm McDowell. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 LIONSGATE (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th January 2018
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1990 but the cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Class of 1999

    Promotional Material

    Robots who have been programmed to teach and discipline students in a violence-prone school turn homicidal, and the students must fight back to save their lives.

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary with Producer/Director Mark L. Lester
    • Interviews with Director/Producer Mark L. Lester and Co-Producer Eugene Mazzola
    • Interview with Screenwriter C. Courtney Joyner
    • Interviews with Special Effects Creators Eric Allard and Rick Stratton
    • Interview with Director of Photography Mark Irwin
    • Trailer
    • TV Spot
    • Still Gallery
    • Video Promo --Lionsgate
    The Hills Have Eyes

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    The Hills Have Eyes 1977 Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~90:00s The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 US horror by Wes Craven.
    With Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston and John Steadman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th January 2018
    Censorship History
    Cut in the US for an R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for cinema. The cinema version was released on pre-cert video and was seized by police during the video nasties panic. It was cut again but differently, for BBFC approved VHS. The R rated Version was passed without BBFC cuts for DVD. This is the best available version, with no sign of original US cuts being restored.

    Promotional Material

    Horror master Wes Craven achieved critical and commercial success with the likes of Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street but for many genre fans, the director's seminal 1977 effort The Hills Have Eyes remains his masterpiece.

    Taking an ill-advised detour en route to California, the Carter family soon run into trouble when their RV breaks down in the middle of the desert. Stranded, the family find themselves at the mercy of a group of monstrous cannibals lurking in the surrounding hills. With their lives under threat, the Carters have no choice but to fight back by any means necessary.

    Following on from his notorious 1972 directorial debut The Last House on the Left, Craven's The Hills Have Eyes stands alongside the likes of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Night of the Living Dead as one of the defining classics of American horror.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • 4K restoration of the film, supervised by producer Peter Locke and viewable with both original and alternate endings
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with actors Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Susan Lanier and Martin Speer
  • Audio commentary by academic Mikel J. Koven
  • Audio commentary with Wes Craven and Peter Locke
  • Looking Back on The Hills Have Eyes making-of documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Peter Locke, actors Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Robert Houston, Susan Lanier, Dee Wallace and director of photography Eric Saarinen
  • Family Business a brand new interview with actor Martin Speer
  • The Desert Sessions a brand new interview with composer Don Peake
  • Never-before-seen outtakes
  • Alternate Ending, presented in HD for the first time
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Image Gallery
  • Original Screenplay (BD-ROM Content)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
  • Garibaldi

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    Viva l'Italia Blu-ray  

    BBFC uncut
    Original Version

    cut
    shortened
    US Version

    MPAA
    Unrated
    127:46s
    84:02s
    Viva L'Italia (aka Garibaldi) is a 1961 Italy / France historical drama by Roberto Rossellini.
    Starring Renzo Ricci, Paolo Stoppa and Franco Interlenghi. BBFC link IMDb

    US: The Original Subtitled Italian Version and shortened US English language version are MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Arrow Academy [Original + US Version] Special Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th January 2018
    • 2018 Arrow Academy [Original + US Version] Special Edition R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 30th January 2018

    Versions

    Exists as an Original Italian Version titled Viva L'Italia and a shortened US Version titled Garibaldi.

    Promotional Material

    Viva l Italia is a documentary made after the event, trying to figure out what happened. I tried to place myself in front of the events of a century ago, the way a documentarist would have done who had the good fortune to follow Garibaldi s campaign with his camera. Roberto Rossellini

    To celebrate the centenary of Italy, the Italian government commissioned Rossellini to make a biopic of Giuseppe Garibaldi, one that would follow his exploits with the Thousand and their role in the country s unification. Rossellini approached the film as he had Francesco, giullare di Dio, presenting the main character in neo-realist mode, as though making a documentary.

    Restored by Arrow Films from the original negative, this disc marks the first UK home video release of Viva l Italia in any format, allowing English-speaking audience to discover another Rossellini classic.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Italian mono soundtracks with optional English subtitles
  • Garibaldi, an alternate shorter cut of the film originally prepared for the US market
  • Brand-new interview with Roberto Rossellini s assistant on the film, Ruggero Deodato, recorded exclusively for this release
  • "I Am Garibaldi", a brand-new visual essay by Tag Gallagher, author of The Adventures of Roberto Rossellini: His Life and Films
  • Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet containing new writing on the film by filmmaker and critic Michael Pattison
  • Penitentiary

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    Penitentiary DVDBlu-rayCombo

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~99:00s Penitentiary is a 1979 USA crime sport drama by Jamaa Fanaka.
    Starring Leon Isaac Kennedy, Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White and Thommy Pollard. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 30th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

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

    Extras:

    • Archival commentary track with Jamaa Fanaka (writer / producer / director)
    • Audio Commentary track with Sergio Mims (second assistant director)
    • "Too Sweet for Penitentiary" - interview with Leon Isaac Kennedy (lead actor)
    • "Filming Penitentiary" - interview with Marty Ollstein (cinematographer)
    • "Producing Penitentiary" - interview with Alicia Dhanifu (producer)
    • Original theatrical trailer
             

     

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    Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde, Straight On Till Morning, The Cat o' Nine Tails


    Link Here 29th January 2018
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time UK flagReleased on 29th January 2018
    Bad Match

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    Bad Match DVD  

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 79:41s Bad Match is a 2017 Singapore / USA thriller by David Chirchirillo.
    Starring Lili Simmons, Noureen DeWulf and Chase Williamson. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2018 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Fatal Attraction for the Tinder generation. A serial internet dating playboys life spirals out of contract after meeting a woman online. Bad Match is a disturbing look at modern dating.
    Hounds Of Love

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    Hounds Of Love DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18   Hounds Of Love is a 2016 Australia crime film by Ben Young.
    Starring Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings and Stephen Curry. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sustained sexual threat for:

    • 2018 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th January 2018
    • 2018 Arrow Video R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    In the mid 1980 s seventeen year old Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.

    Inspired by real life crimes, Hounds of Love is a confronting thriller examining themes of breaking free from psychological control and domestic violence.

    Garibaldi

    Link Here

    Viva L'Italia Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    Original Version

    cut
    shortened
    US Version

    12

    12

    127:46s
    84:02s
    Viva L'Italia (aka Garibaldi) is a 1961 Italy / France historical drama by Roberto Rossellini.
    Starring Renzo Ricci, Paolo Stoppa and Franco Interlenghi. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Original Subtitled Italian Version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, injury detail
    UK:  The shortened US English language version was passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, injury detail

    • 2017 Arrow [Original + US Version] Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon
    • 2017 Arrow [Original + US Version] Special Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon

    Versions

    Exists as an Original Italian Version titled Viva L'Italia and a shortened US Version titled Garibaldi.

    Promotional Material

    Viva l Italia is a documentary made after the event, trying to figure out what happened. I tried to place myself in front of the events of a century ago, the way a documentarist would have done who had the good fortune to follow Garibaldi s campaign with his camera. Roberto Rossellini

    To celebrate the centenary of Italy, the Italian government commissioned Rossellini to make a biopic of Giuseppe Garibaldi, one that would follow his exploits with the Thousand and their role in the country s unification. Rossellini approached the film as he had Francesco, giullare di Dio, presenting the main character in neo-realist mode, as though making a documentary.

    Restored by Arrow Films from the original negative, this disc marks the first UK home video release of Viva l Italia in any format, allowing English-speaking audience to discover another Rossellini classic.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Italian mono soundtracks with optional English subtitles
  • Garibaldi, an alternate shorter cut of the film originally prepared for the US market
  • Brand-new interview with Roberto Rossellini s assistant on the film, Ruggero Deodato, recorded exclusively for this release
  • "I Am Garibaldi", a brand-new visual essay by Tag Gallagher, author of The Adventures of Roberto Rossellini: His Life and Films
  • Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet containing new writing on the film by filmmaker and critic Michael Pattison
  • The Cat O' Nine Tails

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    The Cat O' Nine Tails Limited Edition Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut

    cut
    shortened
     

    15 ~112:00s The Cat o' Nine Tails is a 1971 Italy / France / West Germany mystery thriller by Dario Argento.
    Starring James Franciscus, Karl Malden and Catherine Spaak. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK:   A shortened version was previously passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2018 Arrow Limited Edition RAB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th January 2018

    There is also a US release.

    Reviews

    Censorship History
    A presumably pre-cut version was passed by the BBFC for an AA rated 1971 cinema release, The 18 rated VHS was slightly shortened for video and 2002 DVD. The same versions was reduced to a 15 rating in 2005. The same version is unrated in the US but the PG rated version is heavily cut.

    The film has been passed 15 uncut for some time, but UK releases have been missing a bit of dialogue. So far there has not been a resubmission to the BBFC for this release. I don't think the missing dialogue matters much anyway.

    Promotional Material

    Following the success of his debut feature, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, distributor Titanus tasked writer/director Dario Argento with delivering a follow-up in short order. The resulting film, granted a greatly enhanced budget and heralded in its US marketing campaign as nine times more suspenseful than its predecessor, was The Cat O Nine Tails.

    When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò (Karl Malden, Patton, One-Eyed Jacks), who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute s scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani (James Franciscus, Beneath the Planet of the Apes) to crack the case. But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperilled in their search for the truth. And worse still, Lori (Cinzia De Carolis, Cannibal Apocalypse), Franco s young niece, may also be in the killer s sights...

    This second entry in the so-called Animal Trilogy found Argento further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as the master of the giallo thriller. Co-starring Catherine Spaak (Il Sorpasso) and Rada Rassimov (Baron Blood), and featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly), The Cat O Nine Tails remains one of Argento s most suspenseful and underrated films.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • New interviews with co-writer/director Dario Argento, co-writer Dardano Sacchetti, actress Cinzia De Carolis and production manager Angelo Iacono
  • Script pages for the lost original ending, translated into English for the first time
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • 4 lobby card reproductions
  • Limited edition booklet illustrated by Matt Griffin, featuring an essay on the film by Dario Argento, and new writing by Barry Forshaw, Troy Howarth and Howard Hughes
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

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    Kingsman: The Golden Circle DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    UK Version

      BBFC uncut
    uncut
    International Version

     
    15 135:11s Kingsman: The Golden Circle [Audio Description, Uk Version] is a 2017 UK / USA action comedy adventure by Matthew Vaughn.
    Starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth and Mark Strong. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The UK Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language, sex references, drugs misuse for:

    • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray/RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon
    • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
    • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon
    • 2017 Twentieth Century Fox cinema release
    Versions
    Uncut in the UK and US but there are UK and International variants. The film was banned in Cambodia.

    Maybe the International Version will be used for the 4k Blu-ray.

    Promotional Material

    Matthew Vaughn returns to direct this sequel to the 2015 British action comedy 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'. After the Kingsman headquarters in London are destroyed in an explosion, they discover that the organisation behind the attack is the notorious Golden Circle, led by criminal mastermind Poppy (Julianne Moore). As they prepare to travel to America to confront and take down Poppy and her crew, the Kingsmen contact their American counterparts, Statesman, who agree to help them in their quest. Although they have the same agenda - save the world - the Kingsmen and the Statesmen have very different methods and values but they must put these aside and work together if they stand any chance of bringing down the Golden Circle. The cast features Taron Egerton returning as Eggsy, Colin Firth as Harry Hart and Mark Strong as Merlin, with Channing Tatum as Agent Tequila, Halle Berry as Ginger Ale and Jeff Bridges as Champagne.

    Additional Material:
    • Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Inside the Golden Circle: Nefarious Lairs & High-falutin' Headquarters [Additional Material]
    • Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Inside the Golden Circle: End Game [Additional Material]
    • Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Inside the Golden Circle: Doomsday Protocol - Visual Effects [Additional Material]
    • Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Inside the Golden Circle: Distilling the Story - Kingsman Returns [Additional Material]
    • Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Inside the Golden Circle: Brothers in Arms [Additional Material]
    • Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Inside the Golden Circle: Poppys Special Guest - Elton John [Additional Material]
    • Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Inside the Golden Circle: Suited and Booted [Additional Material]
    • Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Inside the Golden Circle: Weapons of Choice [Additional Material]
    • Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Inside the Golden Circle: Trafficker, Tailor, Southerner, Spy [Additional Material]
    • Kingsman: The Golden Circle [Additional Material, Audio Description]
    Winter Siege

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    The Winter Siege DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 84:32s Winter Siege (aka Huset) is a 2016 Norway thriller by Reinert Kiil.
    Starring Mats Reinhardt, Frederik von Lüttichau and Espen Edvartsen. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, suicide reference for:

    • 2018 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    When two German soldiers take a Norwegian war prisoner, one cold winter s night during WW2, they are thankful to discover a house in the Scandinavian wilderness in which to find respite from the storm. Yet as the night progresses they begin to question their choice of shelter; the house is not the cosy refuge it first seemed. From the Producer of DEAD SNOW and DEAD SNOW 2
    American Bigfoot

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    American Bigfoot DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 89:33s American Bigfoot (aka Kampout) is a 2017 USA adventure by Glenn Martin.
    Starring Chase Anderson, Braden Baker and Lisa Baldwin. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2018 Lighthouse/Point Blank R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Enraged by the murder of it's offspring, a Bigfoot rampages through the countryside of Southeast Ohio. Detective Benson (Zach Galligan), Ranger Thomas (Johnny Lechner) and Bigfoot researcher Hank (Dave Sherrill) scramble to locate the legendary creature before it attacks a group of teenagers on a camping trip in an isolated place called Kampout.
    Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde

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    Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde Blu-ray

    BBFC cut
    cut

    best available
    best
    available

     
    15   Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde is a 1971 UK horror by Roy Ward Baker.
    With Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick, Gerald Sim. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The cut cinema version was passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:

    • 2018 Studiocanal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th January 2018

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. The cuts have persisted ever since. The same cut version is MPAA PG rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    When Dr. Henry Jekyll attempts to find an elixir of life he accidentally stumbles upon a formula which transforms him into a gorgeous but evil woman who calls herself the widowed Mrs Hyde. Somewhat disdained by the female transformation but aroused by the power it brings, Jekyll can't but help to continue his experiments. As the evil Hyde starts brutally murdering women to get the female hormones she needs Jekyll's alter ego soon grows too powerful. As the fight is on to discover who is behind the Whitechapel murders which of Jekyll's alter-egos will end up on top?

    Extras:

  • New Featurette - Ladykiller: Inside Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde
  • To The Devil A Daughter

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    To The Devil A Daughter Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~89:00s To The Devil A Daughter is a 1976 UK / West Germany horror by Peter Sykes.
    Starring Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee and Honor Blackman. IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex and bloody violence. for:

    • 2018 Studiocanal RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 29th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Christopher Lee stars in this British horror directed by Peter Sykes. The film follows Michael Rayner (Lee), an excommunicated priest turned Satanist who places young girl Catherine Beddows (Nastassja Kinski) under his spell, hoping that she will bear a child that will be the offspring of Satan. However, when Catherine's father Henry (Denholm Elliott) asks occult novelist John Verney (Richard Widmark) for help, Verney springs into action and does all he can to take down the evil Rayner and get Catherine out alive.
    Straight On Till Morning

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    Straight On Till Morning Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~96:00s Straight On Till Morning is a 1972 UK horror by Peter Collinson.
    With Rita Tushingham, Shane Briant and James Bolam. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2018 Studiocanal RB Blu-ray/r2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 29th January 2018

    Reviews

    Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1972. It is unknown if these cuts persist to 18 rated home video. MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    British thriller directed by Peter Collinson. Brenda (Rita Tushingham) is a lonely young woman who occupies her time writing children's stories. Feeling that her native Liverpool is holding her back, she moves to London and tries to join the scene there. After finding work at a trendy boutique, Brenda spots handsome stranger Peter (Shane Briant) and kidnaps his dog as an excuse to go and meet him. The pair get on well and Brenda moves in, but it's not long before she finds herself in danger as a number of Peter's dark secrets are revealed. The cast also includes James Bolam, Katya Wyeth and Annie Ross.
    Horror Of Frankenstein

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    Horror Of Frankenstein Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    12 ~93:00s Horror Of Frankenstein is a 1970 UK Sci-Fi horror drama by Jimmy Sangster.
    Starring Ralph Bates, Kate O'Mara and Veronica Carlson. IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

    • 2018 Studiocanal RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 29th January 2018
    Classification History
    Uncut and X rated for 1970 cinema release, then 15 rated for VHS and 12 rated for DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Teenage prodigy Victor Frankenstein tells his father of his ambition to go to university in Vienna. The Baron objects, so Victor coldly sabotages his shooting rifle. The gun explodes in the Baron's face, killing him. Victor uses his inheritance to decamp to Vienna. Six years pass, and Victor leaves after getting the Dean's daughter pregnant; returning home with fellow student Wilhelm, he rescues his friend Elizabeth and her father, an eminent professor, from two highwaymen. He kills one, and covertly beheads him. Hidden away from housekeeper and bedwarmer Alys, he and Wilhelm set about researches into the revival of dead tissue. The grisly career of the notorious Victor Frankenstein has begun. This bold experiment in horror comedy was directed by Jimmy Sangster in 1970, and is one of the most unusual of all the Hammer horrors. Ralph Bates stars as the young Victor Frankenstein and Dave Prowse (later to embody Darth Vader in Star Wars) plays his monster.

    Extras:

  • New Featurette - Gallows Humour: Inside The Horror of Frankenstein
  • Kill 'em All

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    Kill 'em All DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 91:51s Kill'em All is a 2017 USA action crime mystery by Peter Malota.
    Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Autumn Reeser and Peter Stormare. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2018 Sony Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    After a massive shootout, a mysterious stranger (Van Damme) arrives at a local hospital on the brink of death. Then, a foreign gang brazenly comes to the hospital to hunt him down. His nurse, the sole surviving witness to the follow-up shootout, must face an FBI interrogation that unlocks a plot of international intrigue and revenge. With enough twists and turns, KILL 'EM ALL will keep you guessing until the final bullet is fired.

             

     

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    Opera, The Devil's Well, The Sword and the Claw


    Link Here 23rd January 2018
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time US flagReleased on 23rd January 2018
    Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

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    Let Sleeping Corpses Lie DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~95:00s Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (aka The Living Dead at the Manchester Rue Morgue) is a 1974 Italy / Spain Sci-Fi horror by Jorge Grau.
    Starring Cristina Galbó, Ray Lovelock and Arthur Kennedy. Youtube link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Cheezy Movies R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 23rd January 2018
    Censorship History
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating where there is also an uncut Unrated version. In the UK the BBFC cut the 1975 cinema release. Cut and uncut versions were released on pre-cert VHS which went onto be banned as video nasties. The VHS was passed 18 by the BBFC in 1985 but only after the original cinema cuts were replied along with additional cuts for video. The BBFC relented in 2002 and the film was passed 18 uncut on DVD.

    Promotional Material

    A young couple in love is travelling along the English countryside. While they plan their next stop, a man who has been dead for several days attacks, to be followed shortly thereafter by a full-scale zombie invasion which could very well be a result of the agriculturist's distribution of ultrasonic radiation. In the end, a cop figures out the countless murders are not the work of the young couple, but the living dead.
    Dance Macabre

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    Dance Macabre Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~97:00s Dance Macabre is a 1992 USA / Russia thriller by Greydon Clark.
    Starring Robert Englund, Michelle Zeitlin and Marianna Moen. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Summary Notes

    A dance instructor brings his dance troupe to Russia for training. What his dancers don't know, however, is that he has a dual personality--and his hidden personality is a serial killer.

    The Sword and the Claw

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    The Sword and the Claw Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~109:00s The Sword and the Claw (Kiliç Aslan) is a 1975 Turkey / UK action war adventure by Natuk Baytan (as Natuch Baitan) and Natuk Baytan.
    Starring Cüneyt Arkin, Bahar Erdeniz and Barbara Lake. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 AGFA (American Genre Film Archive) (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    They took his money. They took his family. And now, they've taken his hands. But they can never take his revenge!

    Exploding from the same hallucinogenic netherworld as TURKISH STAR WARS, THE SWORD AND THE CLAW stars Turkish genre legend Cuneyt Arkin in his most iconic role. It's CONAN THE BARBARIAN meets The Three Stooges meets DOLEMITE with more lo-fi bloodshed, pop-art visuals, and bizarro dubbing than the boundaries of reality can handle.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K transfer from the only 35mm theatrical print in existence!
  • Face-smashing action trailers from the AGFA vault!
  • Bonus Movie: BRAWL BUSTERS (1981), a new 2K scan from an original theatrical print!
  • Reversible cover art with illustration by Alexis Ziritt (SPACE RIDERS)
  • The Devil's Well

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    The Devil's Well DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~88:00s The Devil's Well is a 2017 USA horror by Kurtis Spieler.
    Starring Bryan Manley Davis, Chris Viemeister and David Alexander. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Wild Eye Releasing R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 23rd January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Karla Marks mysteriously vanishes while conducting a paranormal investigation with her husband into the Devil's Well, an underground location reported to be a gateway straight into hell, and the site of ongoing strange phenomenon. A year after her disappearance, a group of investigators go back to uncover the truth about Karla, and are faced with evil forces greater than they ever imagined.
    Jigsaw

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    Jigsaw DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~91:00s Jigsaw is a 2017 USA / Canada horror thriller by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig.
    Starring Laura Vandervoort, Tobin Bell and Callum Keith Rennie. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 LIONSGATE RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd January 2018
    • 2018 LIONSGATE RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd January 2018
    • 2018 LIONSGATE R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 23rd January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    There is also a UK release.

    Reviews

    • See review from filmpulse.net : " Jigsaw has a fresh coat of paint but does little else to reinvigorate the franchise "
    • See review from forbes.com : " These Saw sequels are aimed almost entirely at the existing fan base, and as long as they're priced accordingly, they can continue at that level "

    Promotional Material

    Bodies continue to turn up when the notorious Jigsaw killer returns for the eighth installment of one of the most successful horror franchises in history!

    In the latest terrifying installment of the legendary SAW series, law enforcement finds itself chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade, embroiled in a diabolical new game that's only just begun. Has John Kramer, the infamous Jigsaw Killer, returned from the dead to commit a series of murders and remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a different killer with designs of their own?
    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

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    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes DVDBlu-rayCombo

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA PG
    MPAA
    ~87:00s Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a 1978 USA musical comedy horror by John De Bello.
    Starring David Miller, George Wilson and Sharon Taylor. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    • 2018 MVD Rewind Collection (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 23rd January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    UFOs! Bigfoot! Communists! The government has swiftly dealt with many a crisis... But can it survive the diabolical ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES? Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the supermarket, you're face to face with terror so bold, so frightening it has never been seen on-screen before or since (not until the sequel, anyway).

    After a series of bizarre and increasingly horrific attacks from pulpy, red, seeded fruit, Mason Dixon (David Miller) finds himself leading a ''crack'' team of specialists to save the planet. But will they be quick enough to save everyone? To save you?

    You can't run! You can't swim! There's nowhere to hide! THE KILLER TOMATOES ARE EVERYWHERE!p>

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Newly remastered 4K digital transfer of the film
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the main feature (1.85:1)
  • Original 2.0 Mono Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Audio commentary from writer/director John DeBello, writer/co-star Steve Peace, and ''creator'' Costa Dillon
  • 3 Deleted scenes (SD)
  • Seven featurettes: ''Legacy of a Legend'' (14:13, SD) is a collection of interviews, including comments from John DeBello, Costa Dillon, film critic Kevin Thomas, fans Kevin Sharp and Bruce Vilanch, future Tomatoes mainstay John Astin and actors Steve Peace, Jack Riley, and D.J. Sullivan - ''Crash and Burn'' (3:40, SD) is a discussion about the famous helicopter crash that could have killed everyone because the pilot was late on his cue - ''Famous Foul'' (2:21, SD) is about the San Diego Chicken and his role in the climatic tomato stomping ending - ''Killer Tomatomania'' (4:33, SD) is a smattering of interviews with random people on the streets of Hollywood about the movie - ''Where Are They Now?'' (2:51, SD) fills viewers in on what the cast and crew have been up to over the past couple of decades - ''We Told You So!'' (3:07, SD) takes a hard-hitting look at the conspiracy of silence surrounding the real-life horror of killer tomatoes, ''Slated for Success'' (1:57, SD) featuring Killer Tomato Slate Girl
  • ''Gone with the Babusuland'' (the original 8mm short that inspired Attack of the Killer Tomatoes) (with optional audio commentary) (32:28, SD)
  • ''Attack of the Killer Tomatoes'' (the original 8mm short film) (with optional audio commentary) (17:35, SD)
  • Production design photo gallery
  • Collectible Poster
  • Radio Spots
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
  • Easter eggs
  • Dario Argento's Opera

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    Dario Argento's Opera Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~107:00s Opera is a 1987 Italy horror mystery thriller by Dario Argento.
    Starring Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson and Urbano Barberini. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Scorpion Releasing (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd January 2018
    Censorship History
    The film was cut in the US for an R rating and further cut by the BBFC for 1990 18 rated cinema and 1991 VHS release. The uncut International Version was passed 18 by the BBFC for 2002 DVD and is MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Amazon suggests that this the cut R rated version, but the run time quoted suggests that this is in fact the uncut MPAA Unrated International Version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Opera

    Summary Review

    A young opera singer (Betty) gets her big chance when the previous star of a production of Verdi's Macbeth is run over by a car. Convinced the opera is bad luck she accepts, and becomes the target (in Argento's unmistakable style) of a psychopath - a man she has been dreaming of since childhood.

    One of Argento's most dizzying works but also one of his most enjoyable. This being Argento's ninth giallo, he knew all the conventions inside out, so he plays with them mercilessly, using flashbacks, jump cuts, juxtapositions in a captivating way.

    Shakedown

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    Shakedown Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~96:00s Shakedown (aka Blue Jean Cop) is a 1988 USA action crime mystery by James Glickenhaus.
    Starring Peter Weller, Sam Elliott and Richard Brooks. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 23rd January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Summary Notes

    A drug dealer shoots a corrupt police officer. Though the drug dealer admits his guilt, he pleads self-defense. His lawyer, Roland Dalton, and renegade loner NYPD narcotics agent Richie Marks, pursue evidence in his favor. They encounter difficulties from other corrupt police officers, drug dealers, and various street scum. Dalton's life is further complicated by the fact that the prosecuting attorney is a former lover.

             

     

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    The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein, Slaughterhouse Rock, Z Nation Season 4, Mother!


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    Slaughterhouse Rock

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    Slaughterhouse Rock Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut 18  85:14s
    =81:49s
    Slaughterhouse Rock is a 1988 USA horror by Dimitri Logothetis.
    Starring Toni Basil, Nicholas Celozzi and Tom Reilly. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    • 2018 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd January 2018
    • 2018 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd January 2018
    Censorship History
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Further cut in the UK by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1988. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2018 DVD and Blu-ray.

    It is not yet clear whether the UK release is the uncut version or the US R rated version. However the promotional material states that this is a re-master from the original negative so hopefully this the uncut version

    Promotional Material

    Alcatraz once housed some of America's most infamous criminals but nothing ever inhabited the island like the force of evil encountered by some unprepared youngsters in 1988's fever-dream surrealist horror SLAUGHTERHOUSE ROCK! Starring rock star Tony Basil and Playboy Playmate Hope Marie Carlton, this mainstay of VHS horror highlights plenty of plastic fantastic frights and plasma-spilling practical special effects galore. Clearly influenced by the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series with its story of a supernatural stalker, SLAUGHTERHOUSE ROCK built up a well-deserved fan base of its own thanks to its marriage of eighties rock with esoteric horror and big haired babes screaming their lungs out! Finally gaining an HD bow from 88 Films - SLAUGHTERHOUSE ROCK is a terrifying trip into slasher movie history and a thrill ride of crazed and lurid images that no self respecting fear fan can afford to miss!!promotional mat

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • 4K Re-master from the Original Camera Negative
    • Uncompressed Stereo Soundtrack featuring music by Devo
    • Rock 'n' Shock - Back to the Slaughterhouse (An Interview with Jim Harper, author of Legacy of Blood)
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Booklet by Film journalists Dave Wain and Matty Budrewicz (First pressing only)
    • Reversible Sleeve with alternate Non-Slasher Collection Artwork
    Z Nation Season 4

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    Z Nation Season 4 Blu-ray

          Z Nation Season 4 is a US TV comedy horror series IMDb

    UK:  BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2018 Spirit Entertainment Limited (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd January 2018
    • 2018 Spirit Entertainment Limited R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    All 13 Episodes from the Season Four of the Zombie Apocalypse!

    Over a vast apocalyptic landscape looms a BLACK RAINBOW that stretches from horizon to horizon. A soft black rain is falling, but when the rain falls on Zombies and humans alike, it melts the flesh from their bones. Warren is there, screaming as the skin melts away from her skull then she wakes.

    Season four begins 2 years in the future, just as Warren is waking from a coma to find that she, and a 'cured', flesh-toned, seemingly 100% human Murphy, have survived. The rest of the Team was scattered after the events of the season three finally. As Warren and Murphy find the others, they discover they may have lost one of their own; worse, one of Our Heroes may have delivered the deathblow.

    Physically and psychologically changed, Warren is haunted by the prophetic dream of a Black Rainbow and a powerful compulsion to travel east. Unwilling to lose her, the Team follows, and with the help of new parents, Kaya and Citizen Z, Our Heroes discover the hidden meaning of Warren s dream, Zona s plan to cleanse the earth for their own use, and the nearly impossible tasks Our Heroes will have to complete to save all that s left of non-billionaire life on earth.

    As if all that wasn't hard enough, the Zombie Virus has evolved again, the parasite spreading from the brain into all the remaining flesh, so that killing the brain no longer kills the Zombie; Mad-Zs must be totally obliterated, or they just keep coming.

    There's no gas, hardly any bullets, and damn few people that aren't bug nuts crazy. Just a dream and a mission and a sliver of hope, as Warren leads the Team back across the American Apocalypse, uniting our core characters again, new evolutions of their old selves, on a single mission of hope.

    The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein

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    73:46s
    ~87:00s
     
     
    The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (aka Curse of Frankenstein) is a 1972 Spain/France horror by Jesus Franco.
    With Alberto Dalbés, Dennis Price and Howard Vernon. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Unclothed Version was passed 18 uncut for sexualised violence, nudity for:
    UK: The Clothed Version BBFC was passed  15 without cuts for:

    • 2017 Nucleus Films [Nude + Clothed Versions] (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 22nd January 2018

    Reviews

    • See review from reprobatemagazine.uk : " None is quite as deliriously fun as The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein , however, which is one of his most successful collisions of horror, eroticism, comic book adventure and surrealism "
    Censorship History
    A clothed version was passed 15 uncut for 2006 DVD. The Unclothed Version was passed 18 uncut for 2017 DVD and Blu-ray. Previously the film was seized by the police during the video nasties panic.

    Promotional Material

    Cagliostro, an immortal magician with fearsome hypnotic powers, sends his murderous assistant Melissa (half woman, half bird) to kill Dr. Frankenstein and steal his Monster. He commands the creature to abduct young women whose bodies will provide material for a female counterpart: the two monsters will then copulate, creating a master race of slaves under Cagliostro's mesmeric control! Bending man, woman and monster to his terrifying will, Cagliostro rules an empire of passion in his castle by the sea, a place where lust and cruelty meet strange supernatural forces. As the police question the deceased Dr. Frankenstein by reviving him with his monster apparatus, his scientist daughter Vera falls under Cagliostro's spell and agrees to build the female monster: can anything now stop the wicked mesmerist from ruling the world?
    • Original 74 minute French "nude" version with choice of French or English audio and optional English subtitles
    • Alternate 87 minute Spanish language "clothed" version with additional Lina Romay inserts and optional English subtitles
    • The Rites of Franco - Featurette with "Murderous Passions" author Stephen Thrower
    • Original French trailer
    • Original French poster art sleeve
    • Sleeve notes by "Murderous Passions" author Stephen Thrower
    L.A. Vengeance

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    LA Vengeance DVD  

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 90:17s L.A. Vengeance (aka Once Upon a Time in Venice) is a 2017 USA action comedy thriller by Mark Cullen.
    Starring Bruce Willis, John Goodman and Jason Momoa. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2018 Thunderbird Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd January 2018

    Summary Notes

    Steve Ford (Bruce Willis) is a down but not out L.A based Private Investigator whose professional and personal worlds collide after his loving pet Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang. A series of crazy circumstances find him doing the gang's bidding, while being chased by two vengeful Samoan brothers, a loan shark's goons, and a few other shady characters. They say a dog is a man's best friend, and Steve shows how far a man will go to be reunited with him.

    Cold Moon

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    Cold Moon DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 82:49s Cold Moon is a 2016 USA crime horror mystery by Griff Furst.
    Starring Josh Stewart, Candy Clark and Robbie Kay. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for gory horror images for:

    • 2018 Bulldog Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Based on the Michael McDowell novel 'Cold Moon Over Babylon'. McDowell is also the author of 'Beetlejuice' and 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.

    In a sleepy southern town, a young girl disappears but all hopes of finding her alive are soon shattered by the discovery of a body in the river. But the end of the search is just the beginning of a waking nightmare.

    Traffic lights blink an eerie warning, a ghostly visage prowls in the streets, and graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror. Beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form to seek a terrible vengeance...

    Camp Massacre

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    Camp Massacre DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 73:55s Camp Massacre (aka Sparrow) is a 2010 Poland / UK horror by Shaun Troke.
    Starring Faye Sewell, Thomas James Longley and Alexis Jayne Defoe. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2018 Bright Spark / Three Wolves R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Six teenage friends take a camping trip to a forest which is the site of a presumed historic murder. But their disbelief in this urban legend is soon changed when strange happenings begin to occur to each of them.
    Mother!

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    MOTHER! Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 120:52s Mother! is a 2017 USA horror mystery thriller by Darren Aronofsky.
    Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem and Ed Harris. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence for:

    • 2018 Paramount Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd January 2018
    • 2018 Paramount Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    There is also a US release.

    Reviews

    • See review from whathifi.com : " What mother! is about is something that only Aronofsky can answer with any certainty, but it definitely provokes a reaction."
    • See review from biggaypictureshow.com  : " An auteur-fuelled, rather experimental arthouse movie, filled with allegory and surreal, Bunuel-esque touches "

    Promotional Material

    "Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem deliver unforgettable performances in Oscar nominated Darren Aronofsky's praised opus. The film shattered audiences and critics around the world. It's been called “gorgeous, distressing and utterly confounding” (Empire) and “Darren Aronofsky eclipses even his own darkest work” (Time Out). Experience the visually arresting psychological thriller that will leave your heart pounding and your mind blown!
    Slap Shot

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    Slap Shot Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~117:00s Slap Shot is a 1977 USA comedy sport drama by George Roy Hill.
    Starring Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean and Strother Martin. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong language, strong sex references for:

    • 2018 Final Cut Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd January 2018
    • 2018 Final Cut Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd January 2018

    There are no censorship issues with this release, but it is an iconically violent film that has a place in censorship history.

    Promotional Material

    Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) is the veteran player-coach of the Charleston Chiefs, a failing ice hockey team on the verge of being disbanded due to lack of support and finance. Dunlop's response to a long losing streak is to ask his players to throw the rulebook out of the window, and their new violent approach does lead to an upturn in fortunes. However, their Princeton-educated top scorer (Michael Ontkean) disapproves of the roughhouse tactics, resulting in a rift in the camp.

    Extras:

    Interview with the Hanson Brothers

    Wind River

    Wind River DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 102:39s Wind River is a 2017 USA / UK / Canada thriller by Taylor Sheridan.
    Starring Martin Sensmeier, Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail, sexual violence, language for:

    • 2018 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    From Taylor Sheridan, the writer of Hell or High Water and Sicario, comes a gripping crime thriller set in the unforgiving snow plains of Wyoming. Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers Age of Ultron) stars as a rookie FBI agent tasked with solving the brutal murder of a young woman in a Native American reserve. Enlisting the help of a local hunter (Jeremy Renner, Captain America Civil War) to help her navigate the freezing wilderness, the two set about trying to find a vicious killer hidden in plain sight. The closer they get to the truth the greater the danger becomes with a town full of explosive secrets ready to fight back.

    Special Features

    • Deleted Scenes
    • Behind The Scenes with Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen & Writer/Director Taylor Sheridan

     

    Poltergeist Encounters

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    Poltergeist Encounters DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~80:00s Poltergeist Encounters is a 2016 Canada horror by John Migliore.
    Starring Andre Guantanamo, Rachél Hopkins and Matt Bandura. IMDb

    UK: MPAA Unrated import:

    • 2018 Wild Eye R0 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th January 2018
    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    An unethical and skeptical group of online paranormal investigators receive an offer they can't refuse: stay overnight in a real haunted house for a large sum of money. After pranking each other during the night they soon realize that they are not alone in the house, and that something not of this world wants to play a game with them.
             

     


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