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Maniac, Evil Dead 2, Beware My Brethren


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Death House

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Death House is a 2017 USA horror by B Harrison Smith (as Harrison Smith).
Starring Adrienne Barbeau, Tony Todd and Dee Wallace. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Cleopatra Entertainment R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018

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During an exclusive tour, a power breakdown inside a secret prison known as the Death House sends two agents fighting through a labyrinth of horrors while being pursued by a ruthless army of roaming inmates. As they fight to escape, the agents push toward the lowest depths of the facility where they learn a supernatural group of evil beings is their only chance for survival.
Death Ship

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Death Ship is a 1980 UK / Canada / USA horror mystery adventure by Alvin Rakoff.
Starring George Kennedy, Richard Crenna and Nick Mancuso. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2018 Scorpion Releasing RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018
  • 2018 Scorpion Releasing R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018

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The DEATHSHIP has a life of its own... pray you are never rescued by the DEATHSHIP! Academy Award winner George Kennedy (Cool Hand Luke, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Naked Gun and Airport franchises) stars with Richard Crenna (The Evil, Wait Until Dark, First Blood), Nick Mancuso (Nightwing, Rapid Fire, Blame It on the Night) and Saul Rubinek (Unforgiven, Against All Odds, Agency) in this terrifying tale of a possessed ship searching for new victims on the high seas. An ocean liner carrying vacationing passengers collides with a mysterious freighter. The handful of survivors seek refuge aboard the sinister freighter, which turns out to be possessed by the evil forces that once commanded it. Also starring Sally Ann Howe (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and Kate Reid (Shoot, The Andromeda Strain) and directed by Alvin Rakoff (City on Fire, Say Hello to Yesterday) and based on a story by Jack Hill (Coffy, Foxy Brown). Now see this horror classic from a brand new 2K scan of the original longer cut with extensive color correction! Special Features: -5.1 Surround and 2.0 Audio -Reversible Art -Theatrical Trailer
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

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Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 is a 1987 USA horror thriller by Lee Harry.
Starring Eric Freeman, James Newman and Elizabeth Kaitan. IMDb

Cut for an MPAA R rating. This was banned by the BBFC for 1987 cinema release. The film hasn't been released since in the UK.
US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018

Reviews

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It's Garbage Day! Ricky is being released from a mental hospital. He takes with him the terrifying memory of his brother Billy's death and the memory of Mother Superior who brought about his brother's demise. For Ricky, starting a new life means avenging his brother's death, which sets him on a blind journey of relentless revenge, leading ultimately to Mother Superior. And when he gets to her, not even her faith will be enough to stop Ricky as he follows in the family tradition of Christmas carnage.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • BRAND NEW 2K REMASTER OF THE FILM FROM AN ARCHIVAL THEATRICAL PRINT
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director Lee Harry, actors Eric Freeman and James Newman
  • NEW Slay Bells Ring Again: The Story of Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 -- featuring interviews with co-writer/director Lee Harry, actors Eric Freeman, James Newman, Elizabeth Kaitan, Darrel Guilbeau, Kenny McCabe and makeup effects artist Christopher Biggs
  • NEW Garbage Days Are Here Again -- a look at the film's locations
  • NEW Ricky Today -- a short film featuring a 2018 interview with Ricky Chapman/Caldwell
  • NEW I Don't Sleep -- an extended interview with makeup effects artist Christopher Biggs
  • Audio Commentary by co-writer/director Lee Harry, co-writer Joseph H Earle and actor James Newman
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is a 1994 USA comedy horror thriller by Kim Henkel.
Starring Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey and Robert Jacks. IMDb

Not cut by film censors but exists in 2 versions. A shortened Standard Version and an Extended Version
US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
US:
The Standard Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2018 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition [Standard + Extended Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018
  • 2018 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Reviews

  • See review from geeksofdoom.com : " It's a meta-concept straight out of Cabin in the Woods , albeit poorly executed and barely explored, but intriguing nonetheless "

Summary Notes

This is the twisted tale of Vilmer and his crazy family which includes the lovely Leatherface. They have pastime of killing and stuffing people. Unfortunately, Jenny and her friends run into Vilmer and his clan in the middle of the night in the middle of the woods.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated ~93:00s
=~89:00s

 

The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Although it has not been cut by the BBFC, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4 is the short standard version which removed the pointless alien subplot and the subplot of Jenny's abusive mother; all these cuts apply to dialogue scenes, there were no cuts to the violence. This version is about 5:31s shorted than the Extended Version. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~181:00s The Standard Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for: 
The Mangler

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The Mangler is a 1995 South Africa / UK horror mystery by Tobe Hooper.
Starring Robert Englund, Ted Levine and Daniel Matmor. BBFC link IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but uncut and 18 rated in the UK. The uncut version was later released in the US and is MPAA Unrated.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018

Reviews

  • See review from insidepulse.com : " Robert Englund goes beyond being Freddie Kruger. He nails the character of heartless laundry plant owner who doesn't care "
  • See review from thatshelf.com : " It does have this compelling quality that draws you into the balance of camp, gore and thrills "
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Based on King's short story, this white-knuckle chiller follows a cop (Ted Levine) as he investigates a series of grisly accidents ... and uncovers a deadly town secret that has been hidden for years -- a terrifying entity that threatens to destroy everything in its path. With time running out and a young girl's life in the balance, he races to destroy the beast before it's too late!

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • BRAND NEW 4K REMASTER STRUCK FROM THE CAMERA NEGATIVE FOR THE UNCUT VERSION
  • NEW Audio Commentary with co-writer Stephen David Brooks
  • NEW Hell's Bells -- an interview with actor Robert Englund
  • Rare behind-the-scenes footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
Maniac

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Maniac is a 1980 US serial killer horror by William Lustig.
With Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro and Abigail Clayton. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The Uncut Unrated Theatrical Version is preferred over the shortened Director's Cut. Once Banned by the BBFC, then cut. The film was also cut in the US for an R Rating.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Maniac

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Blue Underground Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018

Reviews

  • See review from horrornewsnetwork.net : " The film received the type of negative publicity that was rare for the time period, with protesters picketing theaters which screened the film for its portrayal of graphic violence, especially towards women "

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THE NOTORIOUS HORROR CLASSIC RETURNS IN A NEW 4K REMASTERED LIMITED EDITION!

Frank Zito (a career performance by co-writer/co-executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a MANIAC.

Directed by William Lustig (MANIAC COP 2, VIGILANTE) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th), this relentlessly shocking and disturbing film was originally censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Now Blue Underground is thrilled to present MANIAC in a brand-new 4K Restoration from its recently discovered 16mm original camera negative, overflowing with hours of new and archival extras!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • NEW 3-Disc Set includes Blu-ray with NEW 4K restoration of the flim + DVD + CD
  • NEW! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold
  • NEW! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with MANIAC score by Jay Chattaway
  • NEW! Maniac Outtakes Featurette
  • NEW! Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig
  • The Joe Spinell Story (49:12 )
  • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Co-Producer Andrew W. Garroni
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini, Editor Lorenzo Marinelli, and Joe Spinell assistant Luke Walter
  • MANIAC PUBLICITY: 'Paul Wunder' Radio Interview with William Lustig, Joe Spinell, and Carline Munro (19:11), William Lustig on 'Movie Madness' (47:18), Joe Spinell at Cannes (0:44), Joe Spinell on 'The Joe Franklin Show' (13:13) and Carline Munro TV Interview (2:54)
  • MANIAC CONTROVERSY: A selection of archival broadcast TV news clips, interviews and reactions to the film. (41:15)
  • Mr. Robbie: 'Maniac 2' Promo Reel (7:28)
  • Maniac Men Interview with Songwriters Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky (10:38)
  • Dark Notes Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway (12:13)
  • The Death Dealer Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini (12:11)
  • Anna and the Killer Interview with Star Caroline Munro (13:08)
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • and more! Special Features May Not Be Rated, Closed Captioned Or In High Definition.

    Original English language along with Spanish, French, Italian and German dubbed options .

    Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai

  • Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA Unrated ~88:00s US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated
    Evil Dead 2

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    Evil Dead II is a 1987 US horror by Sam Raimi
    With Bruce Campbell and Sarah Berry. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases. UK DVD and Blu-ray is the same as the cut US release although the rating was downgraded to 15 in 2003. An extended version was released in Germany in September 2013.

    This release is the Theatrical Version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Lions Gate Home Entertainment (RA) 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018
    • 2018 Lions Gate Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Reviews

    Brutal

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    Brutal is a horror by Takashi Hirose.
    Starring Katrina Grey, Takashi Nishina and Naho Nakashima. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Unearthed Films R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018
    • 2018 Unearthed Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018

    Promotional Material

    A savage murderer is on the prowl in Japan. One by one, his victims fall but what is he searching for? The same thing a murderess is looking for. We are all looking for that special love of our lives and sometimes, we're willing to kill everyone to find that special someone. This is the tale of two people finding each other in the most vicious way possible. Bonus features include: Music Videos, Behind the Scenes
    Ice Cream Man

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    Ice Cream Man is a 1995 USA comedy horror thriller by Paul Norman (as Norman Apstein).
    Starring Clint Howard, Justin Isfeld and Anndi McAfee. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018

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

    Gregory ( Clint Howard ), the local ice cream man, just wants people to be nice to him and to sell the neighborhood children his ice cream treats. Unfortunately, the adults disrespect him, and the kids fear him, so, as any recently released mental patient would do, Gregory begins brutally murdering anyone who prevents him from having a happy, happy, happy day...

    One of the quintessential cult horror films of the mid 90s, Norman Apstein's ICE CREAM MAN is a gleefully absurd, gory, and hilarious direct to video slasher, punctuated by an off the wall starring performance from the one and only Clint Howard and featuring Olivia Hussey ( Black Christmas ), David Naughton ( An American Werewolf in London ), and Jan-Michael Vincent ( Airwolf ). Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents this madcap gore fest in its Blu-ray debut, fully uncut and newly restored from its original 35mm camera negative!

    Bonus Features:
    1. Newly scanned and restored in 2k from its 35mm original negative
    2. Commentary track with Norman Apstein (director)
    3. "Ice Cream Man" Monstervision Summer School Edition with Joe Bob Briggs & Clint Howard
    4. Video interview with Clint Howard (actor)
    5. Video interview with Norman Apstein
    6. Video interview with David Goldstein (producer)
    7. Still gallery
    8. Reversible cover artwork
    9. English SDH subtitles

    Beware My Brethren

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    Beware My Brethren (akak The Fiend)  is a 1972 UK horror by Robert Hartford-Davis.
    Starring Ann Todd, Patrick Magee and Tony Beckley.  YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated UK cinema release in 1972. Released uncut internationally and was MPAA R rated in the US. Passed 15 uncut by the BBFC for 2010 DVD.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018

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    Kenny has been raised within the The Brethren, an Evangelical sect who preach purity, morality, and unwavering allegiance to the word of God. A security officer by day, he spends his nights stalking and strangling 'immoral' women thus, he believes, cleansing them of their ungodly transgressions. But when a new nurse is assigned to help care for his ailing mother, she soon becomes suspicious of the activities of the church, unwittingly bringing her closer to unleashing Kenny's unholy wrath against her.

    Blending social commentary on the corrupting forces of Evangelical Christianity with a proto-slasher structure, Robert Hartford-Davis' ( CORRUPTION ) BEWARE MY BRETHREN (aka THE FIEND ) is a sobering and suspenseful British thriller, which co-stars Patrick Magee ( A CLOCKWORK ORANGE ) and Ann Todd ( THE PARADINE CASE ). Featuring an electrifying original gospel/folk soundtrack alongside mean-spirited kills, Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring BEWARE MY BRETHREN to Blu-ray, in its fully uncut international version.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm negative elements
    2. Audio commentary by film historian and author Samm Deighan
    3. Scene comparison between the UK theatrical version and the uncut International version
    4. Theatrical trailer
    5. Reversible cover artwork
    6. English SDH subtitles

    Sudden Fury

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    Sudden Fury is a 1975 Canada crime thriller by Brian Damude (as D Brian Damude).
    Starring Dominic Hogan, Gay Rowan and Dan Hennessey. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018

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    Fred and his wife Janet have been experiencing problems in their marriage. But when she refuses to help him fund the building of a rural resort and, subsequently, reveals that she's had an affair, Fred snaps, staging a car accident on a country road and leaving Janet for dead. What seems like a perfect crime, disguised as an accident, is spoiled by the unexpected arrival of Al, an innocent passer-by who, in his attempt to save Janet, quickly finds himself fingered as the most likely suspect in her murder...

    A riveting and criminally under-seen Hitchcockian thriller, prolific NFB short films director Brian Damude's SUDDEN FURY ranks as one of the finest forgotten films to emerge out of Canada's mid 70s tax shelter era. Given only a small theatrical release and nearly impossible to view in the ensuing decades, Vinegar Syndrome presents SUDDEN FURY on Blu-ray in a new, director approved 2k restoration made from the original 16mm camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 16mm original camera negative
    2. Commentary track with director Brian Damude, moderated by Peter Kuplowsky
    3. Isolated score by composer Matthew McCauley
    4. Cast, Crew and Production Stills Gallery
    5. Original theatrical Trailer
    6. Teaser trailer
    7. Reversible cover artwork
    8. English SDH subtitles

    5ive Girls

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    5ive Girls is a 2006 Canada horror thriller by Warren P Sonoda.
    Starring Ron Perlman, Jennifer Miller and Jordan Madley. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Ammo Content LLC (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018
    • 2018 Ammo Content LLC R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018
    • 2018 Ammo Content LLC Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Summary Notes

    In St. Marks catholic boarding school for girls, the religious student Elizabeth is attacked by evil forces and disappears from the classroom and the impotent Father Drake is incapable of saving her. The school is closed and five years later it is reopened. Five troubled unwanted girls - Alex, Mara, the blind Cecilia, Leah and Connie - are left by their family in the institution, severely directed by the headmistress Miss Pearce with hands of iron. Father Drake is their teacher and the girls are forbidden to go to the mysterious third floor. When Alex has visions of the possessed Elizabeth, weird things happen in the spot and the girls have to fight against a legion of two thousand demons.

     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout, The Puppet Masters


    Link Here 4th December 2018
    US flag Released on 4th December 2018
    The Nun

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    The Nun is a 2018 USA horror mystery thriller by Corin Hardy.
    Starring Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga and Jonas Bloquet. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 WarnerBrothers RA Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 4th December 2018

    Reviews

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    When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest (Demian Bichir) with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows (Taissa Farmiga) are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in The Conjuring 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

    Christmas Blood

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    Christmas Blood is a 2017 Norway horror by Reinert Kiil.
    Starring Julianne Aga, Pernille Baggeranas and Ida Malene Smith Bakke. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Artsploitation Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th December 2018

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    Christmas is a time of peace, love and family. But not for Norway as a psychopath dressed in a Santa Claus suit has been terrorizing them for the past 13 years. For as soon as the caroling starts, this demented Kris Kringle dispenses bloody ax blows regardless of whether you've been bad or good. As the holiday approaches on one snow-covered town filled with revelers, a pair of detectives work against time to find and arrest this bearded serial killer. Will they manage to stop this demented St. Nick before he kills again? Director Reinert Kiil (The House, Whore) delivers a dark, disturbing and bloody holiday thriller.
    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

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    Mission: Impossible - Fallout is a 2018 USA action adventure thriller by Christopher McQuarrie.
    Starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill and Ving Rhames. BBFC link IMDb

    No censorship issues in the UK or US but the film was cut in India to remove references to Kashmir.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

    Summary Notes

    Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

    Elves

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    Elves is a 2018 USA horror by Jamaal Burden.
    Starring Deanna Grace Congo, Lisa May and Amy Jo Guthrie. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Uncork'd Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th December 2018

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    A ruthless killer that terrorized a small Texas town, has been caught. While celebrating, a group of friends find an elf inside a magical toy box. When a freak accident kills one of them, they discover a group of elves have been scattered throughout town, each representing one of the seven deadly sins. It's a race against time to survive the elves' wrath before Christmas ends.
    The Puppet Masters

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    The Puppet Masters is a 1994 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Stuart Orme.
    Starring Donald Sutherland, Eric Thal and Julie Warner. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 4th December 2018
    • 2018 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th December 2018

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    TRUST NO ONE! Here's the edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, based on the classic novel by Robert A. Heinlein (Starship Troopers), that delivers unrelenting suspense and nonstop action. Donald Sutherland (Klute, Ordeal by Innocence) leads a team of top-level government agents who make a chilling discovery: extraterrestrial beings have landed and are quickly taking control of the residents of a small Midwestern town - manipulating their bodies and minds like puppets. Faced with an escalating crisis as the creatures multiply and spread, the team must somehow eliminate the seemingly unstoppable aliens. Eric Thal (A Stranger Among Us), Julie Warner (Indian Summer), Keith David (They Live), Will Patton (No Way Out), Richard Belzer (TV's Law and Order: Special Victims Unit) and Yaphet Kotto (Truck Turner) co-star in The Puppet Masters, filled with riveting special effects and heart-stopping action that is sure to thrill everyone.

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by director Stuart Orme with film editor David Yardley
    -NEW interview with star Julie Warner
    -NEW interview with actor Keith David
    -NEW interview with actor Richard Belzer
    -NEW Interview with Special Effects Supervisor Larry Odien
    -Limited Edition Booklet Essay by Samuel R. Delany
    -NEW Commissioned Art by Jacob Phillips
    -Limited Edition O-card Slipcase
    -Reversible Art
    -5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo Audio
    -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Zombie, Basic Instinct 2, The Killing of Sister George, Dances with Wolves


    Link Here 27th November 2018
    US flag Released on 27th November 2018
    Zombie

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    Zombie (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters) is a 1979 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
    With Tisa Farrow and Ian McCulloch. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC from 1992 to 1999. BBFC uncut since 2005. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Blue Underground 40th Anniversary Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

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    40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION! NEW 4K RESTORATION!

    In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line ''WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!''; Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

    Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from uncensored original camera negative!
  • 3-Disc Set includes High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray Widescreen 2.40:1 feature presentation + a Blu-ray PACKED with bonus material + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with score by Fabio Frizzi
  • Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English, Italian); 2.0 DTS-HD (English, Italian)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español, Português, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, English for Italian Audio
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
  • NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
  • Introduction by Academy Award® Winner Guillermo del Toro
  • Zombie Wasteland Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
  • Flesh Eaters on Film Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
  • Deadtime Stories Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
  • World of the Dead Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
  • Zombi Italiano Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
  • Notes on a Headstone Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
  • All in the Family Interview with Antonella Fulci
  • Zombie Lover Academy Award ® Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films
  • BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Stephen Thrower
  • Poster and Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Dances With Wolves

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    Dances With Wolves is a 1990 USA / UK western adventure drama by Kevin Costner.
    Starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell and Graham Greene. IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and Director's Cut.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

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    INCLUDES THE ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING THEATRICAL CUT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY!
    Kevin Costner stars in and directs this triumphant masterpiece written by Michael Blake, based on his novel. This breathtaking Steelbook Collector's Edition includes the original theatrical cut for the first time on Blu-ray, an extended cut of the film and an entire disc of bonus features. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture, this modern classic tells the story of Lt. Dunbar (Costner), a Civil War hero who befriends a tribe of Native Americans while stationed at a desolate outpost on the frontier. What follows is a series of unforgettable moments: from Dunbar's tender scenes with Stands With A Fist (Mary McDonnell), to the thrilling, action-packed buffalo hunt. Experience the excitement, emotion and sweeping beauty of this cinematic treasure as never before on Blu-ray!
     
    Basic Instinct 2

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    Basic Instinct 2 is a 2006 UK / Germany / Spain / USA crime mystery thriller by Michael Caton-Jones.
    Starring Sharon Stone, David Morrissey and David Thewlis. BBFC link IMDb

    US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:
    US: The Theatrical Version is cut for an MPAA R rating for:

    • 2018 MVD [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018
    US Censorship History.
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Some cuts were restored for the Unrated Version.

    See details at Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 35: Basic Instinct Special Edition

    Promotional Material

    She captivated moviegoers with her raw sensuality and steel heart in the original Basic Instinct. Now Academy Award® Nominee Sharon Stone (Casino) is back as the notorious crime novelist, Catherine Tramell. This time she proves to be respected criminal psychologist Dr. Michael Glass' (David Morrissey, Centurion) deadliest challenge. With professional boundaries blurred by obsession, Dr. Glass is lured into a murderous web of lies and deceit and begins a torrid affair with Tramell that takes him to the point of no return. As their passions rise, so does the body count - and Dr. Glass faces a choice that will change his life forever.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of both the R-Rated 114 Minute Theatrical Version and Unrated 116 Minute Extended Cut of the film in its original 2.40:1 theatrical aspect ratio
    • Audio: English 5.1 Surround & French 5.1 Surround
    • English, English SDH and French Subtitles
    • "Between The Sheets: A Look Inside Basic Instinct 2" Featurette
    • Audio Commentary by Director Michael Canton-Jones (Theatrical Version)
    • 10 Deleted Scenes with Optional Director Commentary
    • Alternate Ending
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    Almost Human

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    Almost Human is a 1974 Italy action crime thriller by Umberto Lenzi.
    Starring Tomas Milian, Henry Silva and Laura Belli. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Giulio Sacchi (Tomas Milian, Tepepa, Sonny and Jed, Sex with a Smile) is a psychotic small-time thief with a chip on his shoulder who's leaving a slew of dead bodies all over Milan. Now he's got a plan to make a quick and easy jackpot: kidnap the daughter of a local billionaire and hold her for ransom. And nothing is going to stop Giulio from getting his money -- not even Inspector Walter Grandi (Henry Silva, Cry of A Prostitute, Trapped, Foxbat, Shoot, Day of The Assassin), Milan's toughest cop who's hot on Sacchi's trail. Now the police are racing to find the kidnapped girl and stop the ticking human time bomb before he explodes and leaves more death and carnage in his wake. Gritty and exciting, Almost Human is a top-notch Italian crime classic from director Umberto Lenzi (Seven Blood Stained Orchids, Ironmaster) and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (My Name Is Nobody, Case of The Scorpion's Tail). Filled with tough, brutal and bloody action sequences, it contains a powerful, memorable score from legendary composer Ennio Morricone (The Untouchables, Once Upon a Time in The West) and a supporting cast including Ray Lovelock (Autopsy, The Cassandra Crossing, Murder Rock) and Anita Strindberg (Who Saw Her Die). Tough-as-nails entertainment, Almost Human is always thrilling and now more explosive than ever in a brand-new HD master!

    Special Features:
    -Interview with director Umberto Lenzi
    -Trailer

    The Killing of Sister George

    The Killing of Sister George is a 1968 USA drama by Robert Aldrich.
    Starring Beryl Reid, Susannah York and Coral Browne. IMDb

    Uncut in the US but the film was saddled with and X rating for 1968 release. The film was re-rated to R in 1972. The film was cut by the BBFC for an X rating in 1968 but several local councils were happy for the film to be screened uncut in their areas. Later was uncut and 18 rated for home video.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018
    • 2018 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Legendary director Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen, The Grissom Gang) turns up the heat in this steamy, provocative and expertly executed movie starring Beryl Reid (Trial and Error) and Susannah York (The Maids, Gold). Sexy, sensitive and darkly humorous, The Killing of Sister George is a racy romp that's entertaining, explicit and sensational. June (Reid) is the star of a TV soap opera... and she has the ego to prove it. But when she begins to suspect that the network is planning to kill off her character--and that her boss is out to seduce her beautiful young lover (York)--June spirals out of control. And as she's transformed from demanding diva into hair-trigger harridan, TV's grandest of dames proves that underneath it all... she ain't no lady. Coral Browne (The Ruling Class) and Patricia Medina (Sangaree) co-stars in this classic drama with a dark sense of humor.

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
    -NEW Audio Commentary with Film Historian David Del Valle and Actor/Filmmaker Michael Varrati
    -NEW Interview with Lighting / Camera Operator Brian West
    -Theatrical Trailer

    The Little Stranger

    The Little Stranger is a 2018 Ireland / UK / France horror mystery thriller by Lenny Abrahamson.
    Starring Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson and Charlotte Rampling. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018
    • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018
    • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    In the summer of 1948, Dr. Faraday travels to attend to a patient at Hundreds Hall, home to the Ayers family for more than two centuries. The Hall is now in decline and its inhabitants are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own. Based on the book by bestselling author Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger stars Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, Brooklyn) and is directed by Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson (Room).
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Candyman, The Last Seduction, The Domestics, Urban Legend


    Link Here 20th November 2018
    US flag Released on 20th November 201
    Candyman

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    Candyman is a 1992 USA / UK horror thriller by Bernard Rose.
    Starring Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley and Tony Todd. BBFC link IMDb

    Released uncut and 18 rated for UK cinema release and VHS. In the US the film was cut for an MPAA R rating. This cut version seems to have been released worldwide on DVD and Blu-ray with just a Turkish DVD escaping the cuts.

    The film was restored for UK Blu-ray in 2018. Both the cut US version and the uncut UK version have been restored for this release.

    US: The UK Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated:
    UK:
    The cut US Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory [UK + US Versions] ((RA) Collector's Edition Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    Helen Lyle is a student who decides to write a thesis about local legends and myths. She visits a part of the town, where she learns about the legend of the Candyman, a one-armed man who appears when you say his name five times, in front of a mirror. Of course, Helen doesn't believe all this stuff, but the people of the area are really afraid. When she ignores their warnings and begins her investigation in the places that he is rumored to appear, a series of horrible murders begins. Could the legend be true?

    Urban Legend

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    Urban Legend is a 1998 USA / France horror mystery by Jamie Blanks.
    Starring Jared Leto, Alicia Witt and Rebecca Gayheart. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018
    • 2018 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    Urban Legend tells the story of a group of pretty college students at a remote New England university. The focus of the story is Natalie, a beautiful, academically-gifted student at the fictional Pendleton University. Natalie and her friends are all involved in the Folklore class being taught by Professor Wexler. Wexler regales his class with urban legends, which include Pendleton's own urban legend about a Psych professor who murdered six students at Stanley Hall 25 years ago. Natalie is the first one to suspect there's a killer on campus, especially after she has ties to all of the victims. No one, including her friends, Wexler, Dean Adams and security guard, of course, believes her until it's too late. Now she finds that she and her friends are part of the killer's ultimate urban legend.

    Urban Legends: The Final Cut

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    Urban Legends: Final Cut is a 2000 USA / France horror mystery thriller by John Ottman.
    Starring Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis and Hart Bochner. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018

    Reviews

    • See review from dvdtalk.com : " it is refreshing to hear the filmmakers and cast discuss what went wrong with Urban Legends: Final Cut "
    • See review from insidepulse.com : " There are no returning students from the first film. But this allows a whole new cast to get their chance to glisten in blood "

    Summary Notes

    Urban Legends: The Final Cut follows Amy Mayfield (Morrison), a student at Alpine University who struggles to complete her thesis film on urban legends - only to have her crew members fall prey to fatal 'accidents.' Suspicious, Amy investigates and discovers a much more sinister hand at work. Now she must unmask the killer before she, too, becomes an urban legend.

    Streets Of Fire

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    Streets of Fire is a 1984 USA action crime romance by Walter Hill.
    Starring Michael Paré, Diane Lane and Rick Moranis. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory Steelbook RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018
    Promotional Material
    Amid a brooding rock & roll landscape, the Bombers motorcycle gang, led by the vicious Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe, John Wick), kidnap diva Ellen Aim (Diane Lane, Man of Steel). Her hope for rescue lies with unlikely heroes: soldier of fortune Tom Cody (Michael Paré, Bad Moon) and his sidekick, the two-fisted beer-guzzling McCoy (Amy Madigan, The Dark Half). Joined by Ellen's manager, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis, Ghostbusters), the trio plunges headfirst into a world of rain-splattered streets, hot cars, and deadly assassins.

    This cult favorite features a razor-sharp cast and original songs written by Jim Steinman, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and Ry Cooder and performed by The Blasters and The Fixx. Directed by cult filmmaker Walter Hill (The Warriors, Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs.), Streets of Fire is a rock & roll shotgun blast to the senses.

    DISC ONE

    • NEW DTS-HD Master Audio 4.1 Created From The 70mm Six-Track Magnetic Audio
    • EXCLUSIVE 2K RESTORATION FROM AN INTERPOSITIVE
    DISC TWO
    • SHOTGUNS & SIX STRINGS: The Making Of A Rock N Roll Fable -- A Feature-Length Documentary Featuring Interviews With Director/Co-writer Walter Hill, Producer Lawrence Gordon, Actors Michael Paré, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Richard Lawson, Elizabeth Daily, Lee Ving, Screenwriter Larry Gross, Editor Freeman Davies, Associate Producer Mae Woods, Art Director James Allen, Costume Designer Marilyn Vance, Assistant Director David Sosna, Choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday, Sound Editor Richard Anderson, Music Producer Kenny Vance And Many More...
    • RUMBLE ON THE LOT: Walter Hill's Streets Of Fire Revisited -- A Feature-Length Documentary Featuring Interviews With Director/Co-writer Walter Hill, Actor Michael Paré, Amy Madigan And Art Director James Allen
    • Vintage Featurettes: Rock And Roll Fable, Exaggerated Realism, Choreographing The Crowd, Creating The Costumes, From The Ground Up
    • Music Videos
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • On Air Promos
    • Still Gallery
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    Crackdown: Big City Blues

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    Crackdown Big City Blues is a 2018 USA drama by Paul DeSilva.
    Starring Stu 'Large' Riley, Rhonda Ross Kendrick and Jim Hill. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 The Film Detective R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018
    • 2018 The Film Detective R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    An inspiring drama that illustrates the anguish, brutality, and violence associated with drug dealers in a community which wants to protect its citizens from the epidemic. Special Features include an original trailer, an interview with Producer Frazier Prince, as well as a look behind the scenes.  
    The Domestics

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    The Domestics is a 2018 USA horror thriller by Mike P Nelson.
    Starring David Dastmalchian, Tyler Hoechlin and Kate Bosworth. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Set in a terrifying post-apocalyptic world inhabited by murderous gangs divided into deadly factions, Nina (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Tyler Hoechlin) race desperately across the lawless countryside in search of safety. As one depraved group narrows their search for the couple, they must work together as they are pushed to the breaking point in order to survive.

    The Last Seduction

    The Last Seduction is a 1994 UK / USA crime thriller by John Dahl.
    Starring Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg and Bill Pullman. IMDb

    No US or UK censor cuts for either Theatrical Version or Extended Version

    US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    From acclaimed filmmaker John Dahl, the director of Kill Me Again, Red Rock West, Rounders, Unforgettable and Joy Ride - Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino, Men in Black, Jade) seems to have it all: beauty, intelligence and a marriage to Clay, a wealthy physician (Bill Pullman, Lake Placid, Independence Day). But everything isn't enough for Bridget, who persuades her husband to make dirty deals on prescription drugs and then runs with the profit. Now incognito in a mid-American small town. Bridget draws a naive local, Mike Swale (Peter Berg, A Midnight Clear, Late for Dinner) into a smoldering affair. Passion, greed and revenge forge a desperate triangle between the three as Bridget draws her unknowing victims deeper into her deadly web of deceit. The stellar cast also includes J.T. Walsh (Breakdown), Dean Norris (TV's Breaking Bad) Bill Nunn (Do the Right Thing).

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary with Director John Dahl, moderated by Nathaniel Thompson
    -The Art of Seduction Featurette with Dahl, Star Bill Pullman and Writer Steve Barancik
    -Behind-the-Scenes Footage
    -Deleted Scenes with optional Commentary
    -Alternate Ending with optional Commentary
    -Stills Gallery
    -Trailer

    Maniac

    Maniac is a 1963 UK crime horror romance by Michael Carreras.
    Starring Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray and Donald Houston. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018
    • 2018 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    In this thriller, set in France, Donald Houston is a man sentenced to life imprisonment in an insane asylum after murdering the man who raped his daughter, Annette. Several years later, Geoff Farrell, a traveling American artist, is seduced by Annette's stepmother, who convinces him to help with her husbands escape. After the escape, the countryside has a reign of terror.

    Orgies Of Edo

    Orgies Of Edo is a 1969 Japan drama by Teruo Ishii.
    Starring Teruo Yoshida, Toyozô Yamamoto and Masumi Tachibana. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Arrow Video RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Legendary Toei director Teruo Ishii tells three stories of moral sickness set during Japan s prosperous Genroku era in this bloody follow-up to his sexploitation classic Shogun s Joy of Torture, and the fourth entry in Toei s abnormal love film series. Ishii s politically incorrect moral lessons paint a trio of tales of tragic heroines caught up in violence, sadomasochism, incest and torture.

    Told in anthology style by an impassive physician (Teruo Yoshida), the first story follows Oito (Masumi Tachibana), an innocent young girl deceived by a handsome yakuza and sold into prostitution who finds herself in a doomed love affair with the man who brought her to ruin. The tale of Ochise (Mitsuko Aoi) is about the daughter of a rich merchant whose insatiable appetite for filth and perversion draws her deeper into violence, darkness and betrayal. Finally, the story of Omitsu (Miki Obana) follows a sadistic lord (Asao Koike) whose eye is caught one day by a beautiful member of his harem who shares his strange taste for pain and blood, but who holds a secret of her own that will destroy his entire household.

    A stylistic about-face from the director s prior work for Toei on the successful Abashiri Prison action series starring Ken Takakura, Ishii s erotic films grew increasingly shocking, violent and strange, and Orgies of Edo finds him combining period film detail with carnivalesque grotesquerie to create his own particular vision of love and sex. This landmark ero-guro film allowed Ishii to experiment with elements that would later show up in his masterpieces Horrors of Malformed Men and Blind Woman s Curse, including the participation of sideshow performers and butoh dancer Tatsumi Hijikata.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • The Orgies of Ishii an exclusive, newly filmed interview with author Patrick Maccias
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Tom Mes
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    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Perversion Story, Bloodlust, Brides of Blood


    Link Here 15th November 2018
    US flag Released on 13th November 2018
    The Wizard Of Gore

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    The Wizard Of Gore is a 1970 USA horror by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
    Starring Ray Sager, Judy Cler and Wayne Ratay. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018
    • 2018 Arrow Video R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    From the crazed madman of the macabre, late splatter movie pioneer Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs!), comes his most fiendish feat of terrifying onscreen trickery yet - behold, The Wizard of Gore! You've all seen the trick in which the magician saws his glamorous assistant in half - but what about the spike through the brain gag? Or the good old smashing punch-press?

    Montag the Magnificent's blood-curdling onstage performances shock and dazzle his audiences in equal measure. But when his participants start winding up dead, local TV talk show hostess Sherry Carson suspects his gruesome act may be more sinister than it first seems... Featuring some of the most notorious gory setpieces in all of director H.G. Lewis' blood-soaked career, The Wizard of Gore is a stomach-churning, Grand Guignol production that's less sleight of hand and more slice of hand!!!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Bonus Feature! 1968s How to Make a Doll
  • Feature-length audio commentary with Herschell Gordon Lewis and Mike Vraney
  • Montag Speaks an interview with Wizard of Gore actor Ray Sager
  • Stephen Thrower on The Wizard of Gore
  • The Gore the Merrier An interview with Jeremy Kasten, director of the 2007 Wizard of Gore remake
  • The Incredibly Strange Film Show an episode of the cult documentary series focusing on the films of Herschell Gordon Lewis
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil
  • Perversion Story

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    Perversion Story is a 1969 Italy / France / Spain mystery thriller by Lucio Fulci.
    Starring Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell and Elsa Martinelli. IMDb

    Co-production ended up in several shortened versions. The film was cut by the BBFC for X rated 1971 cinema release titled One on Top of the Other .

    This release is the European Version which is the longest available.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Perversion Story - What is the most incredible thing a woman ever did for $1,000,000?

    Dr. George Dumurrier is looking for money to expand the San Francisco based clinic he runs with his brother. He is also having an affair with Jane, a glamorous fashion photographer. When Dumurrier's wife Susan dies following an asthma attack, leaving him a million dollar insurance pay-out, it seems that all his problems are solved - until an anonymous phone call sends him to the Roaring 20s strip club where he is astonished to discover that its featured performer, the dangerously desirable Monica Weston, looks exactly like his dead wife. As he tries to unravel this mystery, George learns that the police are now investigating his wife's death and that he is under suspicion of murder.

    Masterfully directed by Lucio Fulci, PREVERSION STORY just predates LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN and is equally compelling, mysterious and seductive. This fully restored Blu-ray release is the longest version available.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    HD transfer from original negative.
    Full extended European version.
    Interview with star Jean Sorel.
    Interview with star Elsa Martinelli.
    Interview with writer Stephen Thrower.
    Original artwork by Justin Coffee.
    English/Italian language choice.
    Original trailer.
    Mondo Macabro previews.
    The Blood Island Collection

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    Terror is a Man is a 1959 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror romance by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry de Leon) and Eddie Romero (co-director).
    Starring Francis Lederer, Greta Thyssen and Richard Derr. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1964. Uncut and 15 rated since 2005 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Mad Doctor of Blood Island is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry DeLeon) and Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn and Ronald Remy. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Cut for animal cruelty for 18 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Brides of Blood is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero.
    Starring Kent Taylor, Beverly Powers and John Ashley. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Beast of Blood is a 1970 Philippines / USA horror adventure by Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Celeste Yarnall and Eddie Garcia. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1970. Uncut on pre-cert VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films The Blood Island Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION - The Complete BLOOD ISLAND Trilogy Plus The Acclaimed Prequel, Newly Remastered On Blu-Ray For The First Time Ever!

    They've been called "defiantly lurid" (1000MisspentHours.com), "delightfully depraved" (FlickAttack.com) and "blood-soaked and naked broad-filled" (MrSkin.com). Their cult of fans are worldwide. And for more than fifty years, these four monster shockers from Filipino directors Gerry de Leon and Eddie Romero have stunned drive-in, grindhouse and VHS audiences, became the foundation of infamous exploitation distributors Hemisphere Pictures and Independent-International, and remain among the most insane/esteemed classics in horror history. Severin Films is now proud to present The BLOOD ISLAND Trilogy and its celebrated prequel, all featuring uncut scans from recently discovered film elements and oozing with all-new Special Features!

    THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION is a limited, numbered edition release of only 3500 units.

    Special Features:

    Disc 1 - BRIDES OF BLOOD:
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Jungle Fury : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Here Comes the Bride : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Beverly Hills on Blood Island : Interview with Actress Beverly Powers a.k.a. Beverly Hills.
    Alternate BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND title sequence and JUNGLE FURY title card.
    Teaser Trailer.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    Disc 2 - MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND:
    Audio Commentary with Horror Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger.
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Tombs of the Living Dead : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    A Taste of Blood : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    The Mad Director of Blood Island : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    Disc 3 - BEAST OF BLOOD: *BOX SET EXCLUSIVE!*
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Celeste and The Beast : An Interview with Celeste Yarnall.
    Dr. Lorca's Blood Devils : Interview with Actor Eddie Garcia.
    Super 8 Digest Version.
    Trailer.
    Radio Spot.
    Poster and Stills Gallery.

    Disc 4 - TERROR IS A MAN:
    Man Becomes Creature : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Dawn of Blood Island : Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Terror Creature : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    When The Bell Rings : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    CD Bonus Disc: *BOX SET EXCLUSIVE!*
    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    Brides of Blood

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    Brides of Blood is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero.
    Starring Kent Taylor, Beverly Powers and John Ashley. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018
    • 2018 Severin Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents BRIDES OF BLOOD - The First Sex & Gore BLOOD ISLAND Classic Remastered Uncut In 4k For The First Time Ever!

    In this first, unforgettable hit of the BLOOD ISLAND trilogy, legendary Filipino filmmakers Eddie Romero and Gerry de Leon combined '50s-style radioactive monster mayhem with taboo-smashing levels of graphic violence, nudity, dwarf-whipping and cuckolding that set insane new standards for drive-in/grindhouse depravity.

    Hollywood has-been Kent Taylor (BOSTON BLACKIE), former teen heartthrob John Ashley (BEACH BLANKET BINGO) and exotic-dancer-turned-Elvis-squeeze-turned-minister Beverly Powers (KISSIN' COUSINS, SPEEDWAY) star in this "brutal orgy of ghastly terror" - also known as ISLAND OF LIVING HORROR, JUNGLE FURY and BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND &$45; now featuring a 4k scan from a recently discovered 35mm interpositive and presented absolutely uncut for the first time ever!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Jungle Fury : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Here Comes the Bride : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Beverly Hills on Blood Island : Interview with Actress Beverly Powers a.k.a. Beverly Hills.
    Alternate BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND title sequence and JUNGLE FURY title card.
    Teaser Trailer.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.
    Mad Doctor of Blood Island

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    Mad Doctor of Blood Island is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry DeLeon) and Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn and Ronald Remy. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Cut for animal cruelty for 18 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND - The Most Extreme BLOOD ISLAND Of Them All - Now Uncut In 4k For The First Time Ever!

    In perhaps the most infamous film in the BLOOD ISLAND trilogy, co-directors Eddie Romero and Gerry de Leon upped the already over-the-top nudity, violence, horny monster havoc and unmatched WTF?-ness of the first movie to deliver what Dangerous Minds hails as, "One of the greatest/nastiest/goriest films of the 1960s."

    AIP-leading-man-turned-producer John Ashley (HOW TO STUFF A WILD BIKINI, THE A-TEAM) and '60s-starlet-turned-'80s-porn-queen Angelique Pettyjohn (STAR TREK, TITILLATION) star in this "horrifying nightmare of a thousand frightening dreams" - also known as GRAVE DESIRES and TOMB OF THE LIVING DEAD - now scanned in 4k from a recently discovered camera negative and presented totally uncut for the first time ever, including the legendary "Oath of Green Blood" prologue!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Audio Commentary with Horror Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger.
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman. Tombs of the Living Dead : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    A Taste of Blood : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    The Mad Director of Blood Island : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.
    Alpha

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    Alpha is a 2018 USA family adventure drama by Albert Hughes.
    Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe and Leonor Varela. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
    US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated:
    US: The Theatrical Version was passedPG-13 for some intense peril:
    • 2018 Sony [Extended + Theatrical versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018
    • 2018 Sony [Theatrical version only] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

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    Alpha is an epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. While on his ¬ first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to ¬find himself broken and alone, he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learns to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to ¬ find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.
    Bloodlust

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    Bloodlust is a 1977 Switzerland horror by Marijan Vajda.
    Starring Werner Pochath, Ellen Umlauf and Birgit Zamulo. IMDb

    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. The VHS was seized by the authorities during the Video Nasty panic. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

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    Bloodlust - The world Blu-ray premier of a sick 1970s shocker!

    Haunted by a childhood trauma… a deaf mute accountant develops a fixation with blood spilling across his skin. Brief flirtations with ketchup and red ink seem to satisfy him at first, but he soon develops a taste for the real thing. Though he nurses a weird fascination for a neighbourhood girl who passes the time by dancing on the rooftop, he remains socially withdrawn with his co-workers and can't even find comfort in the arms of a hooker. One night he breaks into the property of the local undertaker and ravages the prettiest female corpse. Now addicted, he habitually raids the tombs of the dead and drinks blood from their throats via a spiked, double pronged glass straw. Authorities and citizens are incensed by these crimes and the search is on for this modern day vampire.

    BLOODLUST is one of the darkest and most affecting horror movies to come out of 1970s Europe. Based on the macabre true story of Kuno Hofmann, the "Vampire of Nuremberg", the film plays like a kind of grown up fairy tale, albeit one that includes bloodsucking, eyeball evisceration and voyeuristic lesbian sex scenes among a host of other activities. Cut and banned in many countries, this is the full length version in all its gruesome, gory, glory.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    Brand new 2k transfer from film negative.
    Exclusive interview with assistant director.
    Exclusive interview with actress Birgit Zamulo.<br. Original UK trailer.<br. German/English audio choice.
    Newly created, optional English subtitles.
    Mondo Macabro previews.

    The Fifth Floor

     

    The Fifth Floor is a 1978 USA thriller by Howard Avedis.
    Starring Bo Hopkins, Dianne Hull and Patti D'Arbanville. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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    A young woman (Dianne Hull, Aloha Bobby and Rose) collapses on the disco dance floor from what's revealed to be strychnine poisoning. Assuming a suicide attempt, her boyfriend (John David Carson, Pretty Maids All in a Row) and her doctor have her committed to The Fifth Floor, an asylum with obviously crazy inmates, including Benny (Robert England, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Great Smokey Roadblock) and a predatory orderly Carl (Bo Hopkins, Killer Elite, Mutant). The problem is, she's still sane -- and her ordeal is just beginning. Also starring Anthony James (Texas Detour), Mel Ferrer (The Great Alligator), Julie Adams (Creature from the Black Lagoon), Sharon Farrell (Sweet Sixteen) and Patti D'Arbanville (Modern Problems).

    Special Features:
    -Interview with star Bo Hopkins

    Luciferina

    Luciferina is a 2018 Argentina horror mystery by Gonzalo Calzada.
    Starring Sofía Del Tuffo, Marta Lubos and Pedro Merlo. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Artsploitation Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018
    • 2018 Artsploitation Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 20th November 2018

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    Argentinean Gonzalo Calzada directs a visually explosive film where religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil spectacularly collide. Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of mystical plant. There, instead of pleasure, they find a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and for the nun herself, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.
     

     


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