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Society, Effects


Link Here 22nd August 2017
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Effects

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Effects

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~84:00s Effects is a 1980 USA horror thriller by Dusty Nelson.
Starring Joseph Pilato, Susan Chapek and John Harrison. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Agfa (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 22nd August 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

Reviews

Promotional Material

Cobbled together with loose change by George Romero's friends, EFFECTS is a mesmerizing D.I.Y. frightmare that no one talks about, but everyone should. A group of coked-up filmmakers -- including Tom DAWN OF THE DEAD Savini, Joe DAY OF THE DEAD Pilato, and John TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE Harrison -- gather in Pittsburgh to make a slasher. As filming begins and accidents happen, it's clear that something isn't right. And no one can be trusted. Landing somewhere between SNUFF and a student film by John Carpenter, EFFECTS is a meta-enhanced takedown on the philosophy of horror that doubles as a sleazy and terrifying movie on its own. Bonus features include: New 4K scan from the only 35mm theatrical print in existence, BEASTIE short film, Archival commentary track with John Harrison, Dusty Nelson, and Pasquale Buba, UBU short film, Liner notes by Joseph A. Ziemba of AGFA and Bleeding Skull!, AFTER EFFECTS documentary with optional commentary track
Society

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Society Blu-ray

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~99:00s Society is a 1989 USA comedy horror by Brian Yuzna.
Starring Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez and Evan Richards. Youtube link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 22nd August 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

Promotional Material

LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK

After producing Stuart Gordon s hit Re-Animator, Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III) turned his hand to directing with 1989 s Society, and gave birth to one of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time.

Teenager Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) has always felt like the odd one out in his wealthy, upper-class Beverly Hills family. For some reason, he just doesn t seem to fit in. But his sense of alienation takes a sinister turn when he hears an audio recording of his sister s coming-out party, which seems to implicate his family and others in a bizarre, ritualistic orgy. And then there are the strange things he s been seeing glimpses of people with their bodies contorted impossibly out of shape... Is Bill going mad or is there something seriously amiss in his neighborhood?

Packing stomach-churning grue and thought-provoking social commentary in equal measure, Society is a biting horror satire which culminates in one of the most gag-inducing climaxes in all of horror history.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Newly remastered 2K digital transfer of the film, approved by director Brian Yuzna

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p)

  • Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

  • Brand new audio commentary by Yuzna

  • Governor of Society a brand new interview with Yuzna

  • The Masters of the Hunt a brand new featurette including interviews with stars Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Ben Meyerson and Tim Bartell

  • The Champion of the Shunt new featurette with FX artists Screaming Mad George, David Grasso and Nick Benson

  • 2014 Q&A with Yuzna, recorded at Celluloid Screams Festival

  • Brian Yuzna in conversation backstage at the Society world premiere

  • Persecution Mania Screaming Mad George music video

  • Collectors booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Alan Jones, illustrated with original archive stills and posters.

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    Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Slayer, Day of Amger


    Link Here 21st August 2017
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time UK flagReleased on 21st August 2017
    The Slayer

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    The Slayer Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~85:00s The Slayer is a 1981 US horror by JS Cardone .
    With Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn and Carol Kottenbrook.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned and passed 18 after 14s of BBFC cuts in 1992. Cuts waived in 2001.

    Promotional Material

    IS IT A NIGHTMARE? OR IS IT... THE SLAYER?

    One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video.

    Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her childhood nightmares of a demonic assailant coming to terrifying life?

    Previously only available on home video in truncated or full screen versions, The Slayer whose nightmares-seeping-into-reality theme predates a certain Wes Craven classic by several years comes lovingly restored from the original negative in a stunning transfer that will be a revelation to fans both old and new.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~96:00s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a 1986 USA comedy horror by Tobe Hooper.
    Starring Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams and Jim Siedow. Youtube link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017

    Reviews

    • See review from ourculturemag.com : " Perhaps unsurprisingly, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a mixed bag. Following up any beloved story is difficult, and the stakes are raised when you have to develop a title as iconic as Tobe Hooper's seminal 1974 horror "
    UK Censorship History
    Unofficially banned by the BBFC from 1986 to 2001. Then released 18 uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    In 1974, Tobe Hooper quite literally changed the face of horror with his landmark film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Although the hulking Leatherface and his trusty power tool left an indelible mark upon the cinematic landscape, it wouldn t be until 1986 that the buzz came back... in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2!

    Relocating the cannibalistic Sawyer clan to a cavernous, labyrinthian dwelling beneath an amusement park, Hooper s deliciously demented sequel sees Leatherface and Co. continue their murderous exploits afresh. This time around, local DJ Stretch runs afoul of the Sawyers when she gets mixed up in the brutal slaying of two youngsters. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Lefty Enright, is hell- bent on avenging the murder of his nephew Franklin, who perished in the original massacre.

    A cult classic in its own right, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 serves up a heady blend of gratuitous gore, socio-political critique and jet-black humour whilst Dennis Hopper s unhinged turn as Lefty needs to be seen to be believed! Whichever way you skin it, Leatherface s second cinematic outing is an uncompromisingly delirious vision from one of the masters of horror.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definiton Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from a digital transfer supervised by Director of Photography Richard Kooris
  • Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director and co-writer Tobe Hooper, moderated by David Gregory
  • Audio commentary with stars Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams and special-effects legend Tom Savini, moderated by Michael Felsher
  • It Runs in the Family: a six-part documentary looking at the genesis, making-of and enduring appeal of Hooper s lm, with interviews including star Bill Johnson, co-writer L.M. Kit Carson, Richard Kooris, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Tom Savini, production designer Cary White and more!
  • Alternate opening sequence with different musical score
  • Deleted scenes
  • Still Feelin the Buzz: interview with horror expert Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA
  • Cutting Moments with Bob Elmore: interview with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 s stuntman
  • Gallery featuring behind-the-scenes images
  • Original trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson
  • New Battles Without Honour & Humanity

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    New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 2: The Boss's Head

     

    The Last Days of the Boss

    New Battles Without Honour & Humanity Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15   New Battles Without Honour & Humanity is a 2017 set by Kinji Fukasaku.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Trilogy (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
    New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 2: The Boss's Head is a crime drama by Kinji Fukasaku.
    Starring Seizô Fukumoto, Yuriko Hishimi and Meiko Kaji. BBFC link
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, infrequent sexualised nudity for:

    New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 2: The Boss's Head is a crime drama by Kinji Fukasaku.
    Starring Seizô Fukumoto, Yuriko Hishimi and Meiko Kaji. BBFC link

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, infrequent sexualised nudity
    The Last Days of the Boss is a drama by Kinji Fukusaku.
    Starring Bunta Sugawara, Isao Bitô and Takeo Chii. BBFC link
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, sexualised violence, drug references
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    There is also a US release.

    Promotional Material

    In the early 1970s, Kinji Fukasaku's five-film Battles Without Honour and Humanity series was a massive hit in Japan, and kicked off a boom in realistic, modern yakuza films based on true stories. Although Fukasaku had intended to end the series, Toei Studio convinced him to return to the director's chair for this unconnected, follow-up trilogy of films, each starring Battles leading man Bunta Sugawara and telling separate, but fictional stories about the yakuza in different locations in Japan.

    In the first film, Bunta Sugawara is Miyoshi, a low-level assassin of the Yamamori gang who is sent to jail after a bungled hit. While in stir, family member Aoki (Lone Wolf and Cub's Tomisaburo Wakayama) attempts to seize power from the boss, and Miyoshi finds himself stuck between the two factions with no honourable way out. In the second entry, The Boss's Head, Sugawara is Kuroda, an itinerant gambler who steps in when a hit by drug-addicted assassin Kusunoki (Tampopo's Tsutomu Yamazaki) goes wrong, and takes the fall on behalf of the Owada family, but when the gang fails to make good on financial promises to him, Kuroda targets the family bosses with a ruthless vengeance. And in Last Days of the Boss, Sugawara plays Nozaki, a labourer who swears allegiance to a sympathetic crime boss, only to find himself elected his successor after the boss is murdered. Restrained by a gang alliance that forbids retributions against high-level members, Nozaki forms a plot to exact revenge on his rivals, but a suspicious relationship with his own sister (Chieko Matsubara from Outlaw: Gangster VIP) taints his relationship with his fellow gang members.

    Making their English-language home video debut in this limited edition set, the New Battles Without Honour and Humanity films are important links between the first half of Fukasaku's career and his later exploration of other genres. Each one is also a top-notch crime action thriller: hard-boiled, entertaining, and distinguished by Fukasaku's directorial genius, funky musical scores by composer Toshiaki Tsushima, and the onscreen power of Toei's greatest yakuza movie stars.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition digital transfers of all three films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • New optional English subtitle translation for all three films
  • Beyond the Films: New Battles Without Honour and Humanity, a new video appreciation by Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane
  • New Stories, New Battles and Closing Stories, two new interviews with screenwriter Koji Takada, about his work on the second and third films in the trilogy
  • Original theatrical trailers for all three films
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist
  • Illustrated collector s book featuring new writing on the films, the yakuza genre and Fukasaku's career, by Stephen Sarrazin, Tom Mes, Hayley Scanlon, Chris D. and Marc Walkow
  • Day Of Anger

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    Day Of Anger Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15   Day of Anger  is a 1967 Italy / West Germany western by Tonino Valerii.
    Starring Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma and Walter Rilla. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
    Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1970 cinema release. Then presumably further cuts for an 'A' rated 1975 cinema release. The film exists as the original Italian Version and a shortened International Version and were both passed uncut for 2015 Blu-ray

    The previous Arrow Blu-ray release contained both the original Italian Version and a shortened International Version. It is not clear if this is the case for this release.

    Promotional Material

    When Sergio Leone turned Lee Van Cleef into a major star with For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the actor sensibly stayed in Italy to make several more spaghetti westerns, including this one from Leone s former assistant Tonino Valerii that genre aficionados rank amongst the best ever made.

    Giuliano Gemma plays street cleaner Scott Mary, relentlessly bullied by the people of the small town of Clifton. When legendarily ruthless master gunfighter Frank Talby (Van Cleef) rides into town, Scott seizes the opportunity to lift himself out of the gutter, and possibly even surpass Talby s own skills. But what is Talby doing in Clifton in the first place?

    This lively, intelligent western, notable for the chemistry between its charismatic leads, some memorable action set-pieces (including a rifle duel on horseback that has to be seen to be believed), and a jazzy Riz Ortolani score, is presented here in an exclusive high-definition restoration from the original Techniscope negative.

    Final Recall

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    Final Recall Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 87:20s Final Recall (aka The Recall) is a 2017 Canada Sci-Fi film by Mauro Borrelli.
    Starring RJ Mitte, Wesley Snipes and Jedidiah Goodacre. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 Signature Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
    • 2017 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    A group of friends are spending the weekend at a cabin while, unbeknownst to them, aliens have begun to attack planet Earth. A number of them are abducted by the alien spaceship hovering over the forest. Annie and Charlie survive the mass-abduction and must rely on an eccentric and dangerous hunter who seems to have special knowledge of the attack. The Hunter goes on explaining that this day has been prophesized for years and extra-terrestrials have been guiding Earth s evolution in preparation for their ultimate takeover. FINAL RECALL is a thrillingly unpredictable sci- thriller starring action legend Wesley Snipes (Blade Trilogy, The Expendables 3) as a no-nonsense survivalist trying to stop aliens from taking over planet Earth and RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad) as one of the young being preyed on by aliens.

    Extras:

    • LOCATIONS AND SETS, SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP, and FINAL RECALL INCEPTION
    The Belko Experiment

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    The Belko Experiment DVD    

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 84:47s The Belko Experiment is a 2016 USA action horror thriller by Greg McLean (as Greg Mclean).
    Starring Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker and Abraham Benrubi. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory images for:

    • 2017 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
    • 2017 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    The Belko Experiment explores a twisted social experiment, in which a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogata, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
    Additional Material:
    • The Belko Experiment - Deleted Scenes [Additional Material]
    • The Belko Experiment - Lee Hardcastle's Survival Tips Aka Claymotion [Additional Material]
    • Rules of the Game - the Secrets Behind the Belko Experiment [Additional Material]
    • The Belko Experiment [Additional Material, Audio Description]
    Through the Shadow

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    Through the Shadow DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 105:45s Through the Shadow (Através da Sombra) is a 2015 Brazil thriller by Walter Lima Jr.
    Starring Virginia Cavendish, Mel Maia and Dandara Mariana. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment Limited R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Moving to the countryside of 20th century Rio de Janeiro, prim and assuming Laura is unprepared for life on an isolated plantation. Hired as a teacher for two young orphans who live on their uncle's coffee farm, she soon notices that things are not all as they seem. Confronted with continual apparitions, and noting the children's increasingly ambiguous behaviour, Laura becomes convinced in the presence of hostile spirits whom she believes are intent on taking possession of her young charges. With growing concerns for their safety, she strives to unravel the mysteries of her new home... without realising that it may be herself who is the one in danger.
    Black Forest

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    Black Forest DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 81:56s Travis is a 2016 USA horror thriller by David Blair and Adam Pitman.
    Starring Kent Harper, Gill Gayle and Adam Pitman. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 101 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    One year after seven local students are inexplicably murdered at a lake house party near the Canadian border, recent high school grads Travis and his buddy Nate plan a celebratory road trip to Canada. While cutting through the woods at night, the two friends are savagely attacked by mysterious creatures and Nate is dragged off leaving Travis- to run for help. After Travis's efforts to save Nate end up in the death of Nate's brother, Chris, the police begin to investigate the events surrounding the deaths. Did things go as Travis claims they did, or are his claims of Sasquatch-like creatures signs of deeper troubles in his world?
    The Toymaker

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    The Toymaker DVD

        ~85:00s The Toymaker is a 2017 UK horror by Andrew Jones.
    Starring Lee Bane, Erick Hayden and Jo Weil. IMDb

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2017 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Nazi Germany, 1941, a legendary Occult book that holds the secret of bringing inanimate objects to life ends up in the hands of Toymaker Amos Blackwood. As the Nazis terrorize the locals while searching for the book, the Toymaker uses the power of the book and gives life to his collection of vintage dolls and handmade toys. The SS raid the Toymaker's shop, confiscating the book and arresting Amos. But the animated dolls and toys don't take kindly to the loss of their master. So, begins a mission to rescue the Toymaker from the clutches of the Nazis and exact their brutal and bloody revenge.

    Jailhouse Wardress

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    Jailhouse Wardress DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 83:43s Jailhouse Wardress (Les gardiennes du pénitencier) is a 1979 France drama by Alain Deruelle (as Allan W Steeve) and Jesús Franco (uncredited).
    Starring Didier Aubriot, Eugénie Laborde and Michael Bates. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity for:

    • 2017 Screenbound/Maison Rouge R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    After the fall of the Third Reich, all Nazi SS officers ran away in Latin American countries. There they created special laboratories to crate beautiful women for satisfaction of their guards' sexual desires. The main warden in this prison is a cruel woman. Their main plan is to revenge for defeat of Nazi's Germany.
             

     

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    The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Dead Zone, Alien: The Covenant


    Link Here 15th August 2017
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time US flagReleased on 15th August 2017
    The Dead Zone

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    The Dead Zone

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~103:00s The Dead Zone is a 2007 Canada / USA Sci-Fi mystery fantasy by
    Starring Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer and Chris Bruno. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Universal R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 15th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Summary Notes

    Johnny Smith has been leading an idyllic small-town life. Employed as a science teacher, Johnny takes great pleasure in showing his young students the wonders of the natural world. He is also newly-engaged to a loving fianc?e named Sarah, a fellow teacher he's known since childhood, and is a good son to his widowed mother, who lives nearby. Johnny's life is nearly perfect - until the day his life is interrupted by a near-fatal car crash that leaves him in a deep coma. Six years later, Johnny finally regains consciousness and discovers that life as he once knew it has completely changed. His mother has passed away, and Sarah has gone on to marry someone else - and now has a son. But Johnny himself is also not the same person he once was: he now finds himself in possession of amazing psychic powers which allow him to see into the lives of anyone he touches. Now, as Johnny attempts to reacquaint himself with a life he has been away from for six long years, he must also begin a quest to ...

    Alien: Covenant

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    Alien: Covenant DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~123:00s Alien: Covenant is a 2017 USA / Australia / New Zealand / UK Sci-Fi thriller by Ridley Scott.
    Starring Katherine Waterston, James Franco and Michael Fassbender. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 20th Century Fox RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th August 201
    • 2017 20th Century Fox RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th August 2017
    • 2017 20th Century Fox R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 15th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Reviews

    • See review from cvindependent.com : " Ridley Scott's third Alien movie, Alien: Covenant, is a good one. Sadly, it was not good enough to motivate a lot of domestic viewers to take it in --putting the franchise in jeopardy "

    Summary Notes

    The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 50th Anniversary

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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 50th Anniversary Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~162:00s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italy / Spain / West Germany western adventure by Sergio Leone.
    Starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Kino Lorber 50th Anniversary [Director's Cut + US Theatrical Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th August 2017

    Reviews

    • See review from undertheradarmag.com : " No one expected Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly to become one of the defining films of the so-called Spaghetti Western genre "
    • See review from flickeringmyth.com : " Okay, it's been 51 years since The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was released, but who's counting? This new 50th Anniversary Special Edition from Kino Lorber pulls out all the stops "

    Censorship History

    Cut by the BBFC for 1968 cinema release and 1986 VHS. The shorter international Version was uncut since 2000 DVD. The Director's Cut/Extended Version was released uncut in 2008.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

    Promotional Material

    For three men the Civil War wasn t hell... it was practice! By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever made, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a classic actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. Screen legend Clint Eastwood (A Fistful of Dollars) returns as "The Man with No Name," this time teaming with two gunslingers to pursue a cache of $200,000 and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way. From sun-drenched panoramas to bold hard close-ups, exceptional camerawork captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape and the hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it. This 50th Anniversary Special Edition includes the 4K restored versions of both the 162-minute theatrical cut and the 179-minute extended cut. Hailed as "pure cinema" by Robert Rodriguez and "the best directed movie of all time" by Quentin Tarantino, this epic masterpiece was directed by the great Sergio Leone (For a Few Dollars More) and co-starred Lee Van Cleef (Death Rides a Horse) as Angel Eyes and Eli Wallach (The Magnificent Seven) in the role of Tuco. Music by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dollars, Navajo Joe).

    Special Features:

    Disc 1:
    - 4K transfer of the Original U.S. Theatrical Cut Available for the first time in HD
    - New Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
    - Trailers From Hell with Ernest Dickerson
    - Newly Restored 2.0 Mono Audio
    - Restored 1967 UA Logo
    - Alternate Scene: The Optical Flip
    - Deleted Scene 1: Skeletons in the Desert
    - Deleted Scene 2: Extended Torture Scene
    - GBU on the: animated behind-the-scenes image gallery
    - Promoting GBU: Posters & Lobby Cards animated image gallery
    - Sergio Leone Westerns: Original Theatrical Trailers
    - Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    - English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio
    - Reversible Art

    Disc 2:
    - 4K transfer of the Extended Cut
    - Newly Restored 2.0 Mono Audio
    - Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Schickel
    - Audio Commentary By Noted Cultural Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
    - Leone's West: Making Of Documentary (19:55)
    - Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone and GBU Featurette Part 1 (7:48)
    - Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone and GBU Featurette Part 2 (12:26)
    - The Leone Style: On Sergio Leone Featurette (23:48)
    - The Man Who Lost The Civil War: Civil War Documentary (14:24)
    - Reconstruction GBU (11:09)
    - Deleted Scene 1: Extended Tuco Torture scene (7:15)
    - Deleted Scene 2: The Socorro Sequence - A Reconstruction (3:02)
    - Vignette 1: Uno, Due, Tre (0:40)
    - Vignette 2: Italian Lunch (0:43)
    - Vignette 3: New York Accent (0:09)
    - Vignette 4: Gun in Holster (0:58)
    - Original U.S. Theatrical Trailer
    - Original French Theatrical Trailer
    - English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio
    - Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono

    Missing In Action

    Missing In Action Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~101:00s Missing In Action is a 1984 USA action war adventure by Joseph Zito.
    Starring Chuck Norris, M Emmet Walsh and David Tress. Youtube link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    The war isn’t over until James Braddock brings back our POWs!

    One Dark Night

    One Dark Night DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~90:00s One Dark Night is a 1982 USA horror by Tom McLoughlin (as Thomas McLoughlin).
    Starring Meg Tilly, Melissa Newman and Robin Evans. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Kino Lorber (RA) Bu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th August 2017
    • 2017 Kino Lorber R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 15th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    A World famous psychic is found dead along with several victims of his bizarre experiments. One the same day his body is interred in a mausoleum, high-schooler Julie Wells (Meg Tilly, Psycho 2, The Big Chill, Body Snatchers) agrees to spend the night there all alone - as part of a hazing to join the clique, The Sisters (Robin Evans, E.G. Daily, Leslie Speights). Later that night, the sisters secretly return to torment Julie in an attempt to scare her out of her mind. But the girls are not alone. The psychic s experiments continue even after death - on his own body and on the dozen resident corpses in various stages of decay. Soon they're exhumed and looking for fresh bodies. One Dark Night haunts audiences' psyches with its claustrophobic setting, moody cinematography, foreboding score and ultra-realistic makeup effects. Tom McLoughlin (Date with an Angel, Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI) directed this terrifying chiller which co-stars the great Adam West (Batman, Family Guy).
             

     

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    The Transfiguration


    Link Here 14th August 2017
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time UK flagReleased on 14th August 2017
    Enclosure

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    Enclosure DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 88:57s Enclosure is a 2016 USA horror thriller by Patrick Rea.
    Starring Fiona Dourif, Kevin Ryan and Jake Busey. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 Gilt Edge Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 14th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    An adventurous woman with a secret from her husband insists the couple go camping to reconnect. Something in the woods wipes out a group of hunters nearby, preventing the couple from leaving their tent. Secrets and supernatural stories come to light, and they must determine if the real threat is inside or outside their enclosure.
    The Transfiguration

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    The Transfiguration Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 93:16s The Transfiguration is a 2016 USA horror drama by Michael O'Shea.
    Starring Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine and Jelly Bean. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 Thunderbird Releasing RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 14th August 2017
    • 2017 Thunderbird Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 14th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    There is also a US release.

    Promotional Material

    Set in Queens, New York City, The Transfiguration is an atmospheric drama that focuses on 14-year-old Milo, a troubled outsider who takes refuge in the vampire mythology he studies to the point of obsession. When a chance encounter with equally lonely neighbour Sophie leads him to develop new, romantic feelings, Milo begins struggling to suppress his dark urges - and a terrible secret. The directorial debut from indie filmmaker Michael O'Shea won plaudits at the 69th Cannes Film Festival for its bold and unusual take on the classic coming-of-age tale, with added bite.
    RAW

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    RAW DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~99:00s RAW  (aka Grave) is a 2016 France / Belgium horror by Julia Ducournau.
    Starring Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf and Rabah Nait Oufella. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory images, injury detail for:

    • 2017 Universal Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 14th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.
    Stagecoach

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    Stagecoach DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 90:29s Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story is a 2016 Canada western by Terry Miles.
    Starring Trace Adkins, Kim Coates and Judd Nelson. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence for:

    • 2017 101 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 14th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Nathaniel Reed has left the outlaw life and settled down with a family until a US Marshal with a grudge hatches a revenge plot that forces Reed out of retirement. Reed returns to his criminal ways and becomes known as Texas Jack; one of the most infamous stagecoach robbers in history. Based on a true story.
    Thirst

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    Thirst DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 86:56s Thirst is a 2015 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Greg Kiefer.
    Starring John Redlinger, Jes Macallan and Karl Makinen. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 14th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    A group of wayward teens at a wilderness boot camp must fight for their lives against the attacks of a ruthless blood-sucking alien. The attacks begin after they discover a strange "orb" in the middle of the desert. With no communication, and nowhere to hide, they realize their only chance for survival is to fight.
    Vampira

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    Vampira DVDBlu-rayCombo

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    Studio: unknown Studio: ~85:00s Vampira is a 1974 UK comedy horror by Clive Donner.
    Starring David Niven, Teresa Graves and Peter Bayliss. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed Studio: uncut for:

    • 2017 Fabulous Films Limited RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 14th August 2017
    • 2017 Fabulous Films Limited R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 14th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    It's Dracula with a difference as the smooth, suave David Niven brings a new dimension to the time-honoured role of the Transylvanian Count...conducting a desperate quest to bring his beloved Vampira, Countess Dracula, back to life. To do so he needs to find a victim with the right blood group - seizing his chance when a group of shapely beauty contest winners are brought to his castle, Count Dracula's efforts to track down the right donor on a trail which leads from Transylvania to London are both horrific and hilarious... David Niven, as might be expected, gives a brand-new look to the bloodthirsty role of Dracula. Also starring under Clive Donner's fast paced direction are Peter Bayliss, Teresa Graves, Nicky Henson, Jennie Linden and Bernard Bresslaw.
             

     

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    Freebie and the Bean, Re-animator, The Transfiguration, Among Us


    Link Here 11th August 2017
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time US flagReleased on 8th August 2017
    The Transfiguration

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    The Transfiguration DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~97:00s The Transfiguration is a 2016 USA horror drama by Michael O'Shea.
    Starring Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine and Jelly Bean. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Strand Releasing R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 8th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    There is also a UK release

    Promotional Material

    An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O'Shea's debut feature The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo's dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait of violence, The Transfiguration is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City.
    Re-Animator

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    Re-Animator

    BBFC uncut
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    Unrated Version

    cut
    cut
    Integral Version

    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~82:00s
    ~104:00s
    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:

    • 2017 Arrow [Unrated + Integral Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 8th August 2017

    Reviews

    • See review from thedigitalbits.com : " A Fangoria fan's dream come true, it features an array of amazing practical splatter effects, re-animated zombies, the gorgeous and talented Barbara Crampton, the always interesting Jeffrey Combs, and a story adapted from H.P. Lovecraft "
    • See review from comingsoon.net : " Stuart Gordons extreme horror masterpiece "
    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.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Re-Animator

    Promotional Material

    HERBERT WEST HAS A GOOD HEAD ON HIS SHOULDERS... AND ANOTHER ONE ON HIS DESK.

    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 restoration packed with special features!

    When medical student Dean Cain advertises for a roommate, he soon finds one in the form of Dr. 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 Dean 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 ground-zero of 80s splatter mayhem and one of the genre s finest hours.

    2-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • 4K restorations of the Unrated and Integral versions of the film
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Digipak packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by writer Michael Gingold
  • Re-Animator the original 1991 comic book adaptation, reprinted in its entirety

    DISC 1 UNRATED VERSION

  • Unrated version [86 mins]
  • Audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon
  • Audio commentary with producer Brian Yuzna, actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott, and Robert Sampson
  • Re-Animator Resurrectus documentary on the making of the film, featuring extensive interviews with cast and crew
  • Interview with director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna
  • Interview with writer Dennis Paoli
  • Interview with composer Richard Band
  • Music Discussion with composer Richard Band
  • Interview with former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone
  • Barbara Crampton In Conversation the Re-Animator star sits down with journalist Alan Jones for this career-spanning discussion
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Trailer & TV Spots

    DISC 2 INTEGRAL VERSION LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

  • Integral version [105 mins]
  • A Guide to Lovecraftian Cinema brand new featurette looking at the many various cinematic incarnations of writer H.P. Lovecraft s work
  • PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
  • Among Us

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    Among Us DVD-RBlu-rayCombo

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~90:00s Among Us is a 2017 USA horror thriller by Gary King.
    Starring Mark DiConzo, Katie Morrison and Elena Sanz. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Gravitas Ventures R0 Blu-ray-R/R0 DVD-R Combo at US Amazon released on 8th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Whatever killed their son continues to haunt Mallory and Frank no matter which place they go. While hiding out at a remote lake house, Mallory struggles to keep her sanity and save her marriage as the supernatural activity grows more powerful. Finally reaching their breaking point, they elicit the help of Eleanor, a local clairvoyant, to end the terror once and for all. But will it be too late?

    Freebie and the Bean

    Freebie and the Bean Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~113:00s Freebie and the Bean is a 1974 USA action crime comedy by Richard Rush.
    Starring Alan Arkin, James Caan and Loretta Swit. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Warner Bros. R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 8th August 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1974 X rated cinema release and 1988 18 rated VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    What cops in their right minds would arrest a big-time racketeer on an indecent exposure charge because he zipped up his fly? The answer is none. The answer’s also Freebie Waters and Benito “Bean” Vasquez, who are assuredly not in their right minds. James Caan and Academy Award-winner* Alan Arkin are Freebie and Bean, mismatched San Francisco cops who bird-dog a notorious mobster like they’re auditioning for a demolition derby, cutting loose with bullets and wisecracks all the way. Directed by Richard Rush (The Stunt Man), this rough-and-ready early buddy-cop caper follows in the skid marks of Bullitt and The French Connection — but it’s a burning-rubber classic itself, with four major chase scenes and more than 100 car crashes. Fully loaded with humor and firepower, Freebie and the Bean is one beloved smash hit.
             

     

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    Latest releases


    Link Here 10th August 2017
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    Desiree

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    Desiree DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 82:55s Desiree is a 2015 USA / UK crime thriller by Ross Clarke.
    Starring Joseph Morgan, Nicole Badaan and Walton Goggins. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 Gilt Edge Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 7th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    An inspired experimental chemist, wakes up in a New Orleans jail, accused of arson that's linked to an illegal drug-manufacturing ring. Suffering from amnesia, he's unexpectedly released on bail, determined to find his missing girlfriend.
    Touch of Death

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    Touch of Death Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 85:46s Touch of Death (Quando Alice Ruppe Lo Specchio) is a 1988 Italy horror by Lucio Fulci.
    Starring Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone and Al Cliver. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence for:

    • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 7th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    The financially strained and increasingly desperate, Lester Parsons (50s matinee star Brett Halsey), concocts a brilliant get-rich-quick scheme; cruise the lonely hearts adds for rich women to fleece. Too bad then, that Lester s also a psychotic cannibal who enjoys mutilating these lovelorn souls, via his trusty chainsaw, and using their flesh for his dinner. When a copycat killer threatens to bring him down, Lester must do all he can to prevent this new killer s sloppy work from ruining them both. From the Godfather of Gore, Lucio Fulci (Zombi 3), comes this darkly humorous gore-fest; which sits proudly as the crowning achievement in the late master s latter career. Re-discover the morbidly dark sense of humour of the beloved maestro of cruelty today, thanks to this stunning HD presentation from 88 Films!
    Anthropophagus

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    Anthropophagus Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~90:00s The Anthropophagous Beast is a 1980 Italian horror by Joe D'Amato.
    With Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone and Serena Grandi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, horror for:

    • 2017 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 7th August 2017
    Video Nasty
    Famously banned as a video nasty. The US R rated version is heavily cut and was also distributed in the UK. Released uncut in the UK on DVD and then Blu-ray in 2015.

    Promotional Material

    Joe D'Amato co-writes and directs this controversial Italian horror. A group of young tourists venturing to a remote Greek island become the victims of a murderous, cannibalistic creature. As they explore the island's abandoned town they become increasingly disturbed at what they discover, only to race back to their boat to find it cut adrift. When they head to a mansion on the island they unearth some clues about their stalker's identity. But this is only the start of their horror...
    A Dark Song

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    A Dark Song DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 ~100:00s A Dark Song is a 2016 Ireland / UK horror drama by Liam Gavin.
    Starring Mark Huberman, Susan Loughnane and Steve Oram. IMDb

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

    • 2017 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 7th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Sophia is grief-stricken and overwhelmed with sadness since the untimely death of her child. In a desperate attempt to achieve some form of closure, she reaches out to Solomon, an occultist with experience in an ancient invocation ritual that Sophia believes will allow her to make contact with her deceased child. Locked away in a remote country house, the pair undergo a long and arduous ritual, risking both their mental and physical safety as they attempt to access a world beyond their understanding. But when Solomon finds out that Sophia has not been truthful about her wish, a greater danger threatens them. In the dark, they find that they are no longer alone in the house. They are now in the world of real angels, and real demons.

    Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy Limited Edition

    Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy Limited Edition Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15   Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy Limited Edition is a 2017 set by by Seijun Suzuki.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Academy (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th July 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Review

    Tsigoineruwaizen is a 1980 Japan horror mystery by Seijun Suzuki.
    Starring Yoshio Harada, Naoko Ôtani and Kisako Makishi. IMDb

    A surreal period film following an university professor and his eerie nomad friend as they go through loose romantic triangles and face death in peculiar ways.

    Yumeji is a 1991 Japan drama by Seijun Suzuki.
    Starring Kenji Sawada, Tomoko Mariya and Masumi Miyazaki. IMDb

    Painter and poet Yumeji Takehisa (1884-1934) gets involved with a beautiful widow, becoming a rival of her dead husband's ghost and the jealous lover who murdered him.

    Promotional Material

    HAUNTING, HYPNOTIC, FLAMBOYANT, EROTIC, BIZARRE... SUZUKI!

    After over a decade in the wilderness following his firing from Nikkatsu for Branded to Kill (1967), maverick director Seijun Suzuki returned with a vengeance with his critically-praised tryptic of cryptic supernatural dramas set during the liberal enlightenment of Japan s Taisho Era (1912-26).

    In the multiple Japanese Academy Award-winning Zigeunerweisen (1980), two intellectuals and former colleagues from military academy involve their wives in a series of dangerous sexual games. In Kageroza (1981), a playwright is drawn like a moth to a flame to a mysterious beauty who might be a ghost, while Yumeji (1991) imagines the real-life painter-poet Takehisa Yumeji s encounter with a beautiful widow with a dark past.

    Presented together on Blu-ray for the first time outside of Japan, the films in the Taisho Trilogy are considered Suzuki s masterpieces in his homeland. Presenting a dramatic turn from more his familiar tales of cops, gangsters and unruly youth, these surrealistic psychological puzzles drip with a lush exoticism, distinctively capturing the pandemonium of a bygone age of decadence and excess, when Western ideas, fashions, technologies and art fused into everyday aspect of Japanese life.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original stereo audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles
  • New introductions to each film by critic Tony Rayns
  • Making-of featurette
  • Vintage interview with Seijun Suzuki
  • More to be announced...
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring writing on the films by critic Jasper Sharp and more.
  • Happy Hell Night

    Happy Hell Night Blu-ray

        ~87:00s Happy Hell Night is a 1992 Yugoslavia / Canada horror mystery thriller by Brian Owens.
    Starring Larry Robinson, Lisa Nichols and Sam Rockwell. IMDb

    UK: PBBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 7th August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Slasher cinema is all too often seen as a mainstay of the 1980s but the fact is that, come the turn of a new decade, plenty of fresh teen-kill titles were being produced and few are more ferocious than HAPPY HELL NIGHT! One of the trendsetting terror titles in bridging the gap between the grindhouse excess of the eighties and the VHS-era insanity of the early nineties, HAPPY HELL NIGHT is a fright-flick that has the cinematic quality of a highbrow hack and stab slice and dicer and the fast-paced sex 'n' violence sensibility of a video cassette cut 'em up. Released in 1992 to appreciative audiences who believed the bloodshed of the FRIDAY THE 13TH era had long since passed, this is a claustrophobic tale of supernatural stabbings in an old deserted asylum - and when some youngsters begin bothering this dusty place of the past they are understandably upset to find out that it houses a hysterical lunatic that does not intend to retire his limb-lopping ambitions anytime soon! Rarely seen in a quality deserving of its colourful carnage, and featuring the thespian talents of Sam Rockwell (MOON/ IRON MAN 2), HAPPY HELL NIGHT has finally been unleashed in the UK from 88 Films in a plasma-perfect HD restoration!

    The Handmaiden

     

    The Handmaiden Special Edition Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    Director's Cut

    BBFC uncut
    Theatrical Version

    18 139:47s The Handmaiden is a 2016 South Korea romance by Chan-wook Park.
    Starring Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha and Jin-woong Jo. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Theatrical Version  was passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sex references for:

    • 2017 Curzon Artificial Eye [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 7th August 2017
    Versions
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut. Both were passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 2017 cinema and video release.

    Promotional Material

    From celebrated director Park Chan-wook comes a ravishing crime drama inspired by the novel Fingersmith from celebrated British Author Sarah Waters

    Incudes both the theatrical and extended cuts of the film

             

     

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    The Devil's Brigade, Friday the 13th Part 2, They Live, Escape from New York


    Link Here 5th August 2017
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    They Live

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    They Live Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~93:00s They Live is a 1988 USA action comedy horror by John Carpenter.
    Starring Roddy Piper, Keith David and Meg Foster. Youtube link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Shout! Factory Limited Edition Steelbook RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 1st August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    They influence our decisions without us knowing it. They numb our senses without us feeling it. They control our lives without us realizing it. They Live.
    The Fog

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    The Fog Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~90:00s The Fog is a 1980 USA horror thriller by John Carpenter.
    Starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis and Janet Leigh. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Shout! Factory Steel Book RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 1st August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    When the fog rolls in ... the terror begins! This moody horror classic from master of terror John Carpenter (The Thing) and producer Debra Hill (Escape From New York) stars Adrienne Barbeau (Swamp Thing), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Tom Atkins (Halloween III: Season Of The Witch), Hal Holbrook (Creepshow) and Janet Leigh (Psycho). Don’t get lost in the fog ...
    Escape From New York

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    Escape From New York Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~98:00s Escape From New York is a 1981 UK / USA action Sci-Fi film by John Carpenter.
    Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef and Ernest Borgnine. Youtube link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Shout! Factory Limited Edition Steelbook RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 1st August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    A thrilling landmark film that jolts along at a breakneck pace, Escape From New York leapt to cult status with high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat suspense and the mind-blowing vision of lone warrior Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) battling his way out of a post-apocalyptic Manhattan!
    Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet St

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    Sweeney Todd:Demon Barber of Fleet St

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~116:00s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007 USA / UK musical horror thriller by Tim Burton.
    Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Universal (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 1st August 2017
    • 2017 Universal R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 1st August 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Summary Notes

    In the Victorian London, the barber Benjamin Barker is married to the gorgeous Lucy and they have a lovely child, Johanna. The beauty of Lucy attracts the attention of the corrupt Judge Turpin, who falsely accuses the barber of a crime that he did not commit and abuses Lucy later after gaining custody of her. After fifteen years in exile, Benjamin returns to London under the new identity of Sweeney Todd, seeking revenge against Turpin. He meets the widow Mrs. Lovett who is the owner of a meat pie shop who tells him that Lucy swallowed arsenic many years ago, and Turpin assigned himself tutor of Johanna. He opens a barber shop above her store, initiating a crime rampage against those who made him suffer and lose his beloved family.

    Luna

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    Luna

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
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    ~106:00s Luna is a 2014 UK fantasy drama by Dave McKean.
    Starring Ben Daniels, Dervla Kirwan and Stephanie Leonidas. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Illustrator and comic book artist Dave McKean (director of cult classic MirrorMask) explores the power of imagination in his award-winning new film LUNA - an evocative, intelligent and visually arresting movie that fuses live action drama with exquisite animation.
    Friday the 13th Part 2

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    Friday the 13th Part 2

    mpaa cut
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    best available
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    MPAA R ~86:00s Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 USA horror mystery thriller by Steve Miner.
    Starring Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel and John Furey. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Censorship History
    Cut for an MPAA R rating. The same cut version has been used for all UK and US release since. The 1983 UK VHS release was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic. There's no sign of the cuts being restored, so for the moment this is the best available version

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Friday the 13th Part 2

    Summary Notes

    Months after Alice beheaded psycho killer/mother Pamela Voorhees at Camp Crystal Lake, survivor Alice is still traumatized because of the murders. But there is one problem. Mrs. Voorhee's son Jason never drowned and died.So he saw Alice behead Mrs. Voorhees. Jason finds Alice soon and murders her. Five years later a camp counselor in training program begins at Campanack Lodge. Right near Jason's home.Camp Crystal Lake. As teenagers in the program start snooping around Camp Crystal Lake, they start getting killed violently one by one.

    The Devil's Brigade

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    The Devil's Brigade

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~130:00s The Devil's Brigade is a 1968 USA action war drama by Andrew V McLaglen.
    Starring William Holden, Cliff Robertson and Vince Edwards. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Kino Lorber (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 1st August 2017
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated 1968 cinema release. Uncut on home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    They were misfits, rebels... and heroes! Screen legend William Holden (Revengers) stars in this riveting World War II saga based on the true story of the First Special Service. Capturing the drama of combat with outstanding cinematography and an exceptionally strong cast, The Devil's Brigade is a thrilling tribute to this renowned fighting unit. Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick (Holden) takes on the daunting task of melding a renegade group of American and Canadian recruits into a crack team of commando warriors. Frederick's superiors doubt the rookies until Frederick's volunteers them for a perilous attack on a Nazi stronghold in the mountains. His men will be outnumbered and outgunned, but that's a fair fight to The Devil's Brigade. Action veteran Andrew V. McLaglen (The Way West) directed this top-notch adventure yarn co-starring Cliff Robertson (Malone), Vince Edwards (The Victors), Richard Jaeckel (The Dirty Dozen), Carroll O Connor (All in the Family), Dana Andrews (Boomerang), Michael Rennie (The Lost World) and Harry Carey Jr. (The Long Riders). -- One of the finest war films ever made! Hollywood Citizen-News

    The Good Son

    The Good Son Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~87:00s The Good Son is a 1993 USA horror thriller by Joseph Ruben.
    Starring Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood and Wendy Crewson. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Kino Lorber (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 1st August 2017

    UK Censorship History

    The movie was not banned by the BBFC or authorities, but the theatrical release was cancelled due to the James Bulger case. The film was later released on 1995 18 rated VHS but suffered BBFC cuts. These cuts were waived since the 2002 DVD. The film is uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Evil Has Many Faces! Evil resides in an unexpected place in this gripping, suspense-filled drama, written by Ian McEwan (Atonement) and directed by Joseph Ruben (The Stepfather, Sleeping with the Enemy). Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone) stars as Henry, an angelic-looking boy who seems loving and loyal to his parents, sister and friends. Only his cousin Mark (Elijah Wood, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) sees what lurks behind Henry's smile - secret thoughts and a love of deadly sadistic games. But when Mark tries to warn Henry's family, they won't believe him, leaving the terrified youngster alone to battle his jealous, menacing cousin. The stellar cast includes Wendy Crewson (Air Force One), David Hugh Kelly (Cujo and TV s Hardcastle and McCormick) and David Morse (The Indian Runner).
             

     

      Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Psycho II, Dreamscape, We Go On


    Link Here 4th August 2017
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time UK flagReleased on 31st July 2017
    The Axe Murders of Villisca

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    The Axe Murders of Villisca DVD  

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 74:36s The Axe Murders of Villisca is a 2016 USA horror by Tony E Valenzuela.
    Starring Robert Adamson, Jarrett Sleeper and Alex Frnka. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2017 Gilt Edge Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 31st July 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    In this true crime thriller, ghost hunters break into the haunted site of Iowa s most gruesome unsolved murders uncovering the terrifying truth about the brutal killings.
    Knucklebones

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    Knucklebones DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 80:57s Knucklebones is a 2016 USA horror by Mitch Wilson.
    Starring Julin, Tom Zembrod and Katie Bosacki. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore for:

    • 2017 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 31st July 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    An ancient ritual. An un-killable demon. When a group of friends stumble across an ancient dice game, their first instinct is to roll them bones. Their second instinct is to run for their lives when the demon they summon by playing the game starts killing them off one by one.
    Psycho 2

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    Psycho 2 Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~113:00s Psycho II is a 1983 USA horror mystery thriller by Richard Franklin.
    With Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles and Meg Tilly. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 31st July 2017
    Censorship History
    The theatrical version was cut for gore. Uncut on DVD, but versions have been spotted with missing nudity

    Promotional Material

    IT S 22 YEARS LATER, AND NORMAN BATES IS COMING HOME.

    Just when you thought it was safe to step back in the shower, Norman Bates returns in this expertly crafted sequel to Alfred Hitchcock s acclaimed horror classic.

    Deemed fit to return to society more than two decades years after his original crimes, Norman Bates has returned to his family mansion and adjacent motel. Joined by an unlikely house guest in the form of young Mary (Meg Tilly), things seem to be looking up for Norman until the grisly murders start up afresh. Has Norman really put his terrible past behind him, or is he losing his grip on sanity all over again?

    Aided by a fiendishly clever script from Fright Night director Tom Holland, Psycho II is regarded by many as one of the most successful horror sequels of all time, with a plot that will keep you guessing until the very end...

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Digital Transfer from Original Film Elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Stereo Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with writer Tom Holland
  • Never-before-heard audio interview with director Richard Franklin
  • Archive Interview with star Anthony Perkins
  • Vintage EPK material featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Trailers & TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais
  • PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s Booklet with new writing on the film alongside a reprint of the Psycho II chapter from Richard Franklin s unpublished autobiography
  • The Hills Have Eyes

    The Hills Have Eyes Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut

    mpaa cut
    cut

    best available
    best
    available  

    18 ~89:00s The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 USA horror thriller by Wes Craven.
    Starring Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston and John Steadman. Youtube link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 31st July 2017
    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

    THE LUCKY ONES DIED FIRST...

    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 a detour whilst on route to Los Angeles, the Carter family run into trouble when their campervan 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 are forced to fight back by any means necessary.

    As gruelling a viewing experience today as it was upon initial release, 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 moments in American horror cinema.

    Dreamscape

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    Dreamscape Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut

    mpaa cut
    cut

     

    15

    MPAA PG-13

    94:55s Dreamscape is a 1984 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Joseph Ruben.
    Starring Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow and Christopher Plummer. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The cut US PG-13 version was passed 15 for strong bloody images, moderate horror without further BBFC cuts for:

    • 2017 Second Sight Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 31st July 2017
    • 2017 Second Sight Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 31st July 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Passed 15 after BBFC cuts for 15 rated 1984 cinema release and 1996 VHS. Uncut and 15 rated on UK DVD since 2000. In the US the film was released uncut with an R rating but was then cut for a PG-13 rating. This cut version seems to have then been used for most worldwide Blu-rays.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Dreamscape

    Promotional Material

    Dennis Quaid and Kate Capshaw head up an all-star cast in this classic 80s action-packed sci-fi thriller.

    Young psychic Alex Gardner is coerced into joining a dream research project in which those with his abilities are trained to enter and affect the dreams of others. What begins as an experiment in remedying nightmares turns into something far more sinister however when a corrupt government official seizes control of the project. Only Alex can stop his diabolical plan.

      SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Restored version of new 2K scan
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio / PCM Uncompressed Stereo
    • The Actor's Journey Interview With Dennis Quaid
    • Dreamscapes And Dreammakers - Retrospective including interviews with Director Joseph Ruben, Co-Writer David Loughery, Actor David Patrick Kelly And other members of the Special Effects Team
    • Nightmares And Dreamsnakes Looking back at the Snakeman with Craig Reardon, David Patrick Kelley and others
    • In-depth conversation between Producer Bruce Cohn Curtis and Co-Writer/Producer Chuck Russell
    • Audio commentary with Bruce Cohn Curtis, David Loughery and Special Makeup artist Craig Reardon
    • Snakeman Test Footage
    • Still Gallery
    • Theatrical Trailer
    We Go On

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    We Go On DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 84:56s We Go On is a 2016 USA horror thriller by Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton.
    Starring Annette O'Toole, Clark Freeman and John Glover. BBFC link IMDb

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

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Miles Grissom, a video editor, lives with a fear of death that keeps him alone and afraid. Determined to overcome his paralysing phobia, he offers $30,000 to the first person who can show him a ghost, a demon, a past-life memory anything to prove that death is not the end in hopes of finding peace of mind. Sifting through thousands of responses, Miles arrives at three viable candidates and so, accompanied by his sceptical, protective mother, he embarks on a mission through Los Angeles his journey becoming a terrifying quest that will either cure him, or kill him...

    Clark Freeman, Annette O'Toole and John Glover star in this chillingly atmospheric supernatural thriller written and directed by genre specialists Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton makers of award-winning cult horror Yellowbrickroad .

    Countdown Armageddon

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    Countdown to Armageddon DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 79:56s Countdown to Armageddon is a 2016 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Nick Lyon.
    Starring Andrew J Katers, Alexa Mansour and Tonya Kay. BBFC link IMDb

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

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    In a white hot flash of light, and with no warning, one minute our moon is there, the next it's gone. Then, a second flash. And that's the last thing anyone on Earth can remember. 11 months later, it's not post- apocalyptic; it's apocalyptic as Earth has been sucked through a wormhole, literally ripping our planet from the inside out. With bizarre disasters and civilization collapsing, our heroes must find a way to survive and get to "safe ground" before it's too late.

    Life

    Life Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 99:39s Life is a 2017 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Daniel Espinosa.
    Starring Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal. BBFC link IMDb

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

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Lifeis a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

    Special Features to Product Description:

    • Deleted Scenes
    • Claustrophobic Terror: Creating A Thriller In Space
    • Life: In Zero G
    • The Art and Reality of Calvin
    • Astronaut Diaries
             

     

      Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Stendhal Syndrome, Bag Boy Lover Boy


    Link Here 31st July 2017
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time US flagReleased on 25th July 2017
    The Zodiac Killer

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    The Zodiac Killer DVDBlu-rayCombo

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~1:00s The Zodiac Killer is a 1971 USA horror mystery thriller by Tom Hanson.
    Starring Hal Reed, Bob Jones and Ray Lynch. IMDb 4.4 /10

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 AGFA: American Genre Film Archive (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 25th July 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Reviews

    • See review from mcbastardsmausoleum.blogspot.com : " The movie is tonally strange, it has a weird regional movie sort of feel about it in that it's goofy, but it also has some harrowing murder scenes "
    • See review from dvdtalk.com : " Quick paced, sensationalist and made fast and cheap, The Zodiac Killer is fairly packed with murder and mayhem"

    Promotional Material

    Directed by Tom Hanson, who had previously owned a chain of Pizza Man restaurants, The Zodiac Killer was made to capture the real-life Zodiac Killer. That plan didn't work. Instead, we got the most outrageous and compelling ''tabloid horror'' vortex in the history of planet Earth. And beyond. During theatrical screenings, Hanson constructed in-theater ''traps'' to lure the killer from hiding. These included the use of an ice cream freezer filled with rent-a-cops and a raffle with a motorcycle as a prize. You won't get insight like this by watching a David Fincher movie. But you will get it while watching The Zodiac Killer.
    The Stendhal Syndrome

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    The Stendhal Syndrome Blu-rayCombo

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~119:00s The Stendhal Syndrome is a 1996 Italy horror mystery thriller by Dario Argento.
    Starring Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann and Marco Leonardi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb 6.1 /10

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Blue Underground R0 Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 25th July 2017

    Reviews

    • See review from dvdtalk.com : " The film is an odd one, and its title refers to a condition in which viewers of classic artworks become overwhelmed and disoriented "
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1996 VHS and 1999 DVD. Uncut and 18 rated since 2004 DVD. There is narrative scene missing from the English version as compared with the Italian version.

    Promotional Material

    DARIO ARGENTO'S Masterpiece Of Terror
    Uncut, Uncensored And Newly Remastered!


    When beautiful police detective Anna Manni follows the bloody trail of a sophisticated serial murderer/rapist through the streets of Italy, the young woman falls victim to the bizarre "Stendhal Syndrome" a hallucinatory phenomenon which causes her to lose her mind and memory in the presence of powerful works of art. Trapped in this twilight realm, Anna plunges deeper and deeper into sexual psychosis, until she comes to know the killer's madness more intimately than she ever imagined.

    Horror maestro Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, OPERA) reaches new heights of florid fantasy and Grand Guignol with this warped work of art starring Maxim Magazine's "Sexiest Woman in the World" Asia Argento (LAND OF THE DEAD, XXX), Thomas Kretschmann (DRACULA 3D, KING KONG) and Marco Leonardi (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 3, CINEMA PARADISO). Previously edited outside of Italy, Blue Underground proudly presents THE STENDHAL SYNDROME in a gorgeous new 2K restoration from the original camera negative and bursting with brand-new Extras exclusive to this release!

    Special Features Disc One:
    • NEW Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse
    • Three Shades Of Asia NEW Interview with Star Asia Argento
    • Prisoner Of Art NEW Interview with Co-Writer Franco Ferrini
    • Sharp As A Razor NEW Interview with Special Makeup Artist Franco Casagni
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Poster & Still Gallery
    Special Features Disc Two:
    • Director: Dario Argento
    • Inspiration: Psychological Consultant Graziella Magherini
    • Special Effects: Sergio Stivaletti
    • Assistant Director: Luigi Cozzi
    • Production Designer: Massimo Antonello Geleng
    • BONUS Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold
    Bag Boy Lover Boy

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    Bag Boy Lover Boy

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA
    Unrated
    ~78:00s Bag Boy Lover Boy is a 2014 USA comedy horror by Andres Torres.
    Starring Theodore Bouloukos, Jon Wachter and Kathy Biehl. IMDb 7.1 /10

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Severin Films R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th July 2017
    • 2017 Severin Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th July 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Reviews

    • See review from comingsoon.net : " Writer/director Andres Torres' startling 2014 festival fave is an exercise in perversion, but not cruelty". 

    Promotional Material

    It has been hailed as "raw, funny and twisted" (PopOptiq), condemned as "soul-crushing" (NextProjection.com), and cheered as "a fresh new outsider vision" (Fantasia) at film festivals around the world. In this "sincerely disturbing" (Indiewire) debut from co-writer/director Andres Torres, a slow-witted misfit named Albert (Jon Wachter, giving what HorrorNews calls "the best male performance in a horror film this year" sells hot dogs all night from the most unsanitary food cart in downtown Manhattan. But when he's invited to become the new model for a manipulative photographer, Albert will be exposed to a seething city underbelly. It may shock you. But you have never seen anything quite like BAG BOY LOVER BOY.

    Special Features:
    • Trailer
    • Audio Commentary With Director Andres Torres, Actor Theodore Bouloukos and Editor Charlie Williams
    • The Student Films of Actor Jon Wachter: GOT LIGHT and THE NEVER-STARTING STORY
             

     

      Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Lost City of Z, Just Before Dawn, Cold Blooded Beast, Get Out


    Link Here 28th July 2017
    Title Cuts Cert Run Time UK flagReleased on 24th July 2017
    Lost City of Z

    Link Here

      The Lost City Of Z DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15

    MPAA PG-13

    134:53s Lost City of Z is a 2016 USA action historical biography by James Gray.
    Starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 Studiocanal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th July 2017
    • 2017 Studiocanal R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 24th July 2017
    US Censorship History
    Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. Presumably it was this cut version that was passed 15 for 2016 DVD and Blu-ray.

    Promotional Material

    Based on the international bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam, Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, the determined Fawcett — supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller, High-Rise, American Sniper), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga) — returns to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epic tale of courage and passion, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.
    Darker Shades of Elise

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    Darker Shades of Elise DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 103:29s Darker Shades of Elise is a 2017 UK thriller by Jamie Weston.
    Starring Darcie Lincoln, Becky Fletcher and David Royal. BBFC link IMDb

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

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    Elise is a bored housewife with no passion in her marriage to a wealthy businessman. She meets Felix, a charming photographer, who lures her into a steamy affair. Felix awakens in Elise erotic feelings she has not experienced before. He persuades her to explore her sexuality by sleeping with a variety of men. As they experiment sexually, Elise's confidence grows and her husband, fearing he might lose her, reignites the passion in their marriage. Felix becomes jealous when Elise tries to end the affair, and threatens to blackmail her with secretly recorded sex tapes of her experiences. Elise faces losing everything in this tale of love, fantasy and obsession.

    Extras:
    Behind the scenes, trailers

    The Long Hair of Death

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    The Long Hair of Death Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    12 96:08s
     
    The Long Hair of Death (I lunghi capelli della morte) is a 1964 Italy horror by Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony Dawson).
    Starring Barbara Steele, George Ardisson and Halina Zalewska. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, violence, horror, brief nudity for:

    • 2017 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th July 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    After the murder of her mother and sister, Elizabeth Karnstein (Halina Zalewska, Date for a Murder) is taken in by the affluent Count Humboldt and his family. She has been married to his twisted son, Kurt (George Ardisson, Clap, You're Dead), and as a plague sweeps their small village; one prophesised by Elizabeth s mother before her death, the spectre of Elizabeth s older sister, Helen (Barbara Steele, Castle of Blood) appears. During one fateful stormy night, anyone with the surname Humboldt starts to perish one-by-one. Antonio Margheriti (Seven Deaths in a Cat s Eye) strikes again, with this brooding gothic chiller that effortlessly re-captures the magic of his acclaimed classic, Castle of Blood. Re-discover this twisted, labyrinthine masterpiece today, courtesy of this stunning HD presentation from 88 Films!
    Just Before Dawn

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    Just Before Dawn Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    US Version
    18 ~90:00s Just Before Dawn is a 1981 USA horror thriller by Jeff Lieberman.
    Starring George Kennedy, Mike Kellin and Chris Lemmon. IMDb

    UK: The Uncut US Version was assed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th July 2017
    Censorship History
    Originally released in a shortened version without BBFC cuts for an X rated 1981 cinema release. This version was cut for 18 rated VHS. The cuts were waived for the US uncut version for 18 rated 2005 DVD. There also exists a longer European Version, but the Uncut US Version is generally preferred.

    Promotional Material

    JUST BEFORE DAWN Beloved cult filmmaker Jeff Lieberman already horrified audiences across the world with his killer-worm epic SQUIRM (1976) but he arguably outdid himself with JUST BEFORE DAWN (1981) one of the most popular slasher classics to ever tear up the inside of a grindhouse movie theatre. In this powerful bout of plasma splashing cinema, a group of teenage vacationers opt for an ill-advised hike around the beautiful national forests of Oregon. But Lieberman is quick to show that backwoods baddies do not just exist in the American South - they can also be found preying on campers in the supposedly more liberal (and safe) West Coast too!! With machete massacres galore,  masked maniacs on the prowl and plenty of skinny dipping and flesh ripping to enjoy, JUST BEFORE DAWN is a horror masterpiece that is finally available in the UK, fully remastered in HD. Starring George Kennedy (THE NAKED GUN) and Chris Lemmon (WISHMASTER), 88 Films is proud to present one of the most sublime and stylish slice and dice creepers ever concocted!
    Cold Blooded Beast

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    Cold Blooded Beast Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 96:32s Cold Blooded Beast (La Bestia Uccide a Sangue Freddo) is a 1971 Italy horror mystery thriller by Fernando Di Leo.
    Starring Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee and Rosalba Neri. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, violence with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    • 2017 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th July 2017
    Censorship History
    Multiple variants with UK getting the worst of those available with pre-cuts to sex and violence. Sex scenes exist in clothed and unclothed softcore versions. The nudity is via body doubles though. The BBFC waived its previous cuts for 2017 18 rated Blu-ray.

    Update: Thanks to Vincenzo. The heavy BBFC cuts to the 1972 UK cinema release were:

    • Reel 1 - Remove the scene where the killer enters the bedroom where a naked woman is asleep.
    • Reel 2 - Remove the scene of incest between Anne and her brother.
    • Reel 2 - Considerably shorten the love-making scene in the greenhouse.
    • Reel 3 - In the murder where a woman is choked to death, remove all knife shots of cutting woman's flesh and slashing her panties.
    • Reel 3 - Considerably reduce the scene in which the Indian girl is in the bath and Helen washes and massages her.
    • Reel 4 - Reduce the sequence where a woman rolls naked on the bed as the killer advances.
    • Reel 4 - Remove the lesbian sequence between the Indian girl and Helen.
    • Reel 4 - Remove shot of arrow in the Indian girl's neck.
    • Reel 5 - Reduce the masturbation sequence.
    • Reel 5 - Remove CUs of axe on naked woman.
    • Reel 5 - Reduce murder by cross-bow to a flash shot.
    • Reel 5 - In the final sequence, remove the whole scene of the killer entering the dormitory, so that no women are seen in the ward and the final death is of the killer in the ward only.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Cold Blooded Beast

    Promotional Material

    A clinic for mentally unstable, but wealthy, women is being terrorised by a maniac with a fetish for medieval weaponry. Dr. Keller (Klaus Kinski, X-Ray) and his team are clueless as to who is behind these brutal crimes. Is it a member of his staff, or have one of his charges finally snapped and started to act out on their perverse fantasies on their fellow inmates? From maverick filmmaker Leonardo Di Leo (Shoot First, Die Later), comes Cold Blooded Beast (A.K.A Slaughter Hotel) his one and only foray into the celebrated giallo genre. Featuring some of Italian exploitation cinemas finest beauties, Rosalba Neri, Cheryl Hume and Monica Strebel, Cold Blooded Beast is a sleazy delight for anyone with passing interest in the seedier side of the genre. 88 Films are proud to present the film uncut, and in HD, for the first time in the UK!
    GET OUT

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    GET OUT BD + digital download Blu-ray

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15   Get Out is a 2017 USA horror by Jordan Peele.
    Starring Allison Williams, Keith Stanfield and Bradley Whitford. BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 Universal Pictures RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th July 2017
    • 2017 Universal Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 24th July 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    A young African American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's cursed family estate.
    Origin Wars

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    Origin Wars Blu-ray  

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 95:04s Origin Wars  (aka Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child) is a 2016 Australia action Sci-Fi horror by Shane Abbess.
    Starring Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson and Isabel Lucas. BBFC link IMDb

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

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Summary Notes

    Set in a time of interplanetary colonization, Sy Lombrok (Kellan Lutz), a former nurse who is now a drifter with a haunted past, forms an unlikely alliance with Kane Sommerville (Daniel MacPherson), a lieutenant who works for off-world military contractor Exor. In a race against time they set out to rescue Kane's young daughter Indi (Teagan Croft) amid an impending global crisis precipitated by Exor.

    Additional Material:
    • Origin Wars - Interview With Director Shane Abbess [Additional Material]
    Oily Maniac

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    The Oily Maniac DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 87:40s Oily Maniac is a 1976 Hong Kong horror by Meng Hua Ho.
    Starring Danny Lee, Ping Chen and Lily Li. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence for:

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    A handicapped person takes revenge on criminals by using a magic spell that transforms him into an oily monster/superhero.
    The Orchard End Murder

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    The Orchard End Murder DVD

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~50:00s The Orchard End Murder is a 1980 UK crime film by Christian Marnham.
    Starring Raymond Adamson, Cyril Cross and Jessie Evans. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Bfi R2 DVD/(RB) Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon released on 24th July 2017
    There are no censorship issues with this release

    Promotional Material

    The BFI Flipside presents...
    THE ORCHARD END MURDER (DVD + Blu-ray)
    A film by Christian Marnham

    This latest release from BFI Flipside is the newly remastered rarity - one of a series of British mini-features that shocked UK cinema audiences during the 1970s and early 1980s

    Set in an idyllic Kent village one balmy summer during the 1960s, this obscure British oddity is a macabre tale of murder and mischief

    A young woman from the suburbs (Tracy Hyde), bored by a countryside tryst, wanders off to explore her surroundings. When she meets a gnome-like stationmaster and his towering, half-witted railway-worker friend (played by Casualty 's Clive Mantle), an initially strange encounter turns sinister among the trees of a nearby orchard.

    Written and directed by Christian Marnham and shot by Pete Walker's regular cameraman Peter Jessop, The Orchard End Murder is a violent, darkly humorous thriller, unseen since it originally shocked UK cinema audiences as the supporting feature to Gary Sherman's Dead and Buried .

    Special features

    • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
    • The Showman (Christian Marnham, 1970, 25 mins): Short documentary about fairground Wild West showman Wally Shufflebottom
    • Christian Marnham on The Orchard End Murder (2017, 38 mins)
    • From Melody to Orchard End Murder: An Interview with Tracy Hyde (2017, 12 mins)
    • An Interview with David Wilkinson (2017, 13 mins)
    • Illustrated booklet with new writing by Josephine Botting and Vic Pratt, along with full film credits

    UK | 1981 | colour | 50 minutes + special features | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | original aspect ratio 1.85:1 | cert 18 (contains sexual assault)

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    Summary Notes

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

    • 2017 Warner Bros. R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 24th July 2017

    Promotional Material

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