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56 European human rights groups call on the EU to abandon its disgraceful law proposal requiring the pre-censorship of content as it is being uploaded to the internet


Link Here 17th October 2017  full story: Internet Censorship in EU...EU proposes mandatory cleanfeed for all member states

EU flagArticle 13: Monitoring and filtering of internet content is unacceptable. Index on Censorship joined with 56 other NGOs to call for the deletion of Article 13 from the proposal on the Digital Single Market, which includes obligations on internet companies that would be impossible to respect without the imposition of excessive restrictions on citizens' fundamental rights.

Dear President Juncker,
Dear President Tajani,
Dear President Tusk,
Dear Prime Minister Ratas,
Dear Prime Minister Borissov,
Dear Ministers,
Dear MEP Voss, MEP Boni

The undersigned stakeholders represent fundamental rights organisations.

Fundamental rights, justice and the rule of law are intrinsically linked and constitute core values on which the EU is founded. Any attempt to disregard these values undermines the mutual trust between member states required for the EU to function. Any such attempt would also undermine the commitments made by the European Union and national governments to their citizens.

Article 13 of the proposal on Copyright in the Digital Single Market include obligations on internet companies that would be impossible to respect without the imposition of excessive restrictions on citizens' fundamental rights.

Article 13 introduces new obligations on internet service providers that share and store user-generated content, such as video or photo-sharing platforms or even creative writing websites, including obligations to filter uploads to their services. Article 13 appears to provoke such legal uncertainty that online services will have no other option than to monitor, filter and block EU citizens' communications if they are to have any chance of staying in business.

Article 13 contradicts existing rules and the case law of the Court of Justice. The Directive of Electronic Commerce ( 2000/31/EC) regulates the liability for those internet companies that host content on behalf of their users. According to the existing rules, there is an obligation to remove any content that breaches copyright rules, once this has been notified to the provider.

Article 13 would force these companies to actively monitor their users' content, which contradicts the 'no general obligation to monitor' rules in the Electronic Commerce Directive. The requirement to install a system for filtering electronic communications has twice been rejected by the Court of Justice, in the cases Scarlet Extended ( C 70/10) and Netlog/Sabam (C 360/10). Therefore, a legislative provision that requires internet companies to install a filtering system would almost certainly be rejected by the Court of Justice because it would contravene the requirement that a fair balance be struck between the right to intellectual property on the one hand, and the freedom to conduct business and the right to freedom of expression, such as to receive or impart information, on the other.

In particular, the requirement to filter content in this way would violate the freedom of expression set out in Article 11 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. If internet companies are required to apply filtering mechanisms in order to avoid possible liability, they will. This will lead to excessive filtering and deletion of content and limit the freedom to impart information on the one hand, and the freedom to receive information on the other.

If EU legislation conflicts with the Charter of Fundamental Rights, national constitutional courts are likely to be tempted to disapply it and we can expect such a rule to be annulled by the Court of Justice. This is what happened with the Data Retention Directive (2006/24/EC), when EU legislators ignored compatibility problems with the Charter of Fundamental Rights. In 2014, the Court of Justice declared the Data Retention Directive invalid because it violated the Charter.

Taking into consideration these arguments, we ask the relevant policy-makers to delete Article 13.

European Digital Rights (EDRi)
Access Info
ActiveWatch
Article 19
Associação D3 -- Defesa dos Direitos Digitais
Associação Nacional para o Software Livre (ANSOL)
Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Association for Technology and Internet (ApTI)
Association of the Defence of Human Rights in Romania (APADOR)
Associazione Antigone
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)
Bits of Freedom (BoF)
BlueLink Foundation
Bulgarian Helsinki Committee
Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
Centre for Peace Studies
Centrum Cyfrowe
Coalizione Italiana Liberta@ e Diritti Civili (CILD)
Code for Croatia
COMMUNIA
Culture Action Europe
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
epicenter.works
Estonian Human Rights Centre
Freedom of the Press Foundation
Frënn vun der Ënn
Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights
Human Rights Monitoring Institute
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Without Frontiers
Hungarian Civil Liberties Union
Index on Censorship
International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR)
International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
Internautas
JUMEN
Justice & Peace
La Quadrature du Net
Media Development Centre
Miklos Haraszti (Former OSCE Media Representative)
Modern Poland Foundation
Netherlands Helsinki Committee
One World Platform
Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)
Open Rights Group (ORG)
OpenMedia
Panoptykon
Plataforma en Defensa de la Libertad de Información (PDLI)
Reporters without Borders (RSF)
Rights International Spain
South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO)
South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM)
Statewatch
The Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia (RTKNS)
Xnet

 

  North Korea censors Channel 4 drama...

In a contest of who's got the biggest rocket, Kim Jung Un betters a few scaredy cat TV investors


Link Here 17th October 2017
north korea misslleChannel 4 has scrapped a planned drama based in North Korea after Kim Jong-un's regime hacked into its systems and 'scared investors into withdrawing their funding.

The ten-part thriller, Opposite Number , was to be about a mission to rescue a British nuclear scientist who had been taken prisoner in North Korea.

North Korea's most senior military body, the National Defence Commission, initially said British authorities should punish those behind the project, which they branded a slanderous farce. Shortly afterwards, security agencies discovered that hackers had breached Channel 4's systems.

They did not manage to inflict any great damage immediately, so David Abraham, Channel 4's chief executive, vowed to keep on filming, according to the New York Times. However, he was forced to backtrack when the full scale of the damage the hackers could cause became clear.

But while Channel 4 was still willing to run Opposite Number, the Sony scandal made the TV series' other financial backers nervous. International broadcasters that had promised to help pay for the project pulled out -- leaving the project short of funding. Despite the potential fallout, Channel 4 insiders said yesterday the series could still go ahead if it secured new backing.

 

  The bitter heart of America...

PC lynch mob demands the removal of a good review for a new novel dealing with PC sensitive issues


Link Here 17th October 2017
American Heart When Laura Moriarty decided she wanted to write American Heart , a dystopian novel for young adults about a future America in which Muslims are forcefully corralled into detention centers, she was aware that she should tread carefully. Her protagonist is a white teenager, but one of her main characters, Sadaf, is a Muslim American immigrant from Iran. So she arranged for the book to be checked out by various minority group readers charged with spotting potentially problematic depictions in the book.

None of this was enough to protect American Heart from becoming the subject of the latest skirmish in the increasingly contentious battle over representation and diversity in the world of young adult literature.

American Heart won't be published until January, but it has already attracted the ire of the fierce group of online readers that journalist Kat Rosenfield has referred to as culture cops. To them, it was an irredeemable problem that Moriarty's novel, which was inspired in part by Huckleberry Finn, centers on a white teenager who gradually, too gradually, comes to terms with the racism around her. Eg a prominent review on Goodreads, begins, fuck your white savior narratives ;  the gist of other comments is that a white writer should not have tackled this story, and neither should a white character be the center of it.

The backlash escalated last week, when Kirkus Reviews gave American Heart a coveted starred review, which influences purchases by bookstores and libraries. Kirkus' anonymous reviewer called the book by turns terrifying, suspenseful, thought-provoking, and touching, and praised its frighteningly believable setting of fear and violent nativism gone awry.

The lynch mob laid into the reviewer's 'wrong' opinion, and Kirkus responded by taking the review down pending 'reassessment'. A few days later Kirkus posted a revised, more critical version of the review, and stripped the book of its star.

 

  A bit of a lucky dip...

Games censors and the UK parliament considers whether loot boxes in video games need to be regulated as gambling


Link Here 17th October 2017
loot boxLoot boxes are a revenue creating facility where gamers are assisted in their quests by the real money purchase of loot boxes that contain a random collections of goodies that help game progress. loot boxes are found in many commercially successful games, such as Overwatch, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Halo 5: Guardians, Battlefield 1, Paragon, Gears of War 4, and FIFA 17.

The pros and cons of this method of revenue raising has been passionately debated in games forums and teh debate seems to have widened out to more regulatory spheres.

Last week the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), who rate games for North America declared that loot boxes, despite their inherent randomness, do not constitute a form of gambling. The reason, simply put, is that while you don't know what you're going to get out of them, you know you're going to get something -- unlike a lottery ticket, say, where the great likelihood is that your money is just going up in smoke.

The same opinion is reflected by PEGI who rate games for Europe. PEGI operations director Dirk Bosmans told Wccftech:

In short, our approach is similar to that of ESRB. The main reason for this is that we cannot define what constitutes gambling, That is the responsibility of a national gambling commission. Our gambling content descriptor is given to games that simulate or teach gambling as it's done in real life in casinos, racetracks, etc. If a gambling commission would state that loot boxes are a form of gambling, then we would have to adjust our criteria to that.

And for solidarity the UK games trade group Ukie agreed. Dr. Jo Twist of Ukie said

Loot boxes are already covered by and fully compliant with existing relevant UK regulations. The games sector has a history of open and constructive dialogue with regulators, ensuring that games fully comply with UK law and has already discussed similar issues as part of last year's Gambling Commission paper on virtual currencies, esports and social gaming.

Not everyone agrees though, a British parliamentarian gave a little push to the UK government by submitting the questions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she plans to take to help protect vulnerable adults and children from illegal gambling, in-game gambling and loot boxes within computer games.

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the Isle of Man's enhanced protections against illegal and in-game gambling and loot boxes; and what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on adopting such protections in the UK.

It seems that the Isle of Mann already sees loot boxes as being liable to gambling controls.

Tracey Crouch, from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport responded in a statement, pointing out that definitions and protections already exist regarding loot boxes and other in-game currencies, referencing a paper published by the UK Gambling Commission earlier this year. She said:

Where items obtained in a computer game can be traded or exchanged outside the game platform they acquire a monetary value, and where facilities for gambling with such items are offered to consumers located in Britain a Gambling Commission licence is required. If no licence is held, the Commission uses a wide range of regulatory powers to take action.

So for the moment it seems that for the moment the status quo will be maintained, but in this age of cotton wool and snowflakes, I wouldn't bet on it.

 

  Impure thoughts...

TorrentFreak explains that VPN providers who log the IP addresses used by their customers leave their customers unprotected from the authorities


Link Here 17th October 2017
purevpn logoAfter several days of radio silence, VPN provider PureVPN has responded to criticism that it provided information which helped the FBI catch a cyberstalker. In a fairly lengthy post, the company reiterates that it never logs user activity. What it does do, however, is log both the real and assigned 'anonymous' IP addresses of users accessing its service.

In a fairly lengthy statement, PureVPN begins by confirming that it definitely doesn't log what websites a user views or what content he or she downloads. However, that's only half the problem. While it doesn't log user activity (what sites people visit or content they download), it does log the IP addresses that customers use to access the PureVPN service. These, given the right circumstances, can be matched to external activities thanks to logs carried by other web companies.

If for instance a user accesses a website of interest to the authorities, then that website, or various ISPs involved in the route can see the IP address doing the accessing. And if they look it up, they will find that it belongs to PureVPN. They would then ask PureVPN to identify the real IP address of the user who was assigned the observed PureVPN IP address at the time it was observed.

Now, if PureVPN carried no logs -- literally no logs -- it would not be able to help with this kind of inquiry. That was the case last year when the FBI approached Private Internet Access for information and the company was unable to assist .

But in this case, PureVPN does keep the records of who was assigned each IP address and when, and so the user can be readily identified (albeit with the help of the user's ISP too).

See the full explanation in the article from torrentfreak.com

TorrentFreak sums up:

It is for this reason that in TorrentFreak's annual summary of no-logging VPN providers , the very first question we ask every single company reads as follows:

Do you keep ANY logs which would allow you to match an IP-address and a time stamp to a user/users of your service? If so, what information do you hold and for how long?

Clearly, if a company says yes we log incoming IP addresses and associated timestamps, any claim to total user anonymity is ended right there and then.

While not completely useless (a logging service will still stop the prying eyes of ISPs and similar surveillance, while also defeating throttling and site-blocking), if you're a whistle-blower with a job or even your life to protect, this level of protection is entirely inadequate.

 

  Smoking Hot...

House of Lords questioning criticises smoking on ITV's Love Island


Link Here 17th October 2017

love island 2017Lord Storey Not So Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to strengthen the broadcasting code in relation to smoking on reality TV shows, particularly those aimed at young people.

Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

My Lords, as the independent regulator, decisions on amending the Broadcasting Code are rightly a matter for Ofcom. Ofcom takes the protection of children and young people very seriously, and that is why there are already specific restrictions on the portrayal of smoking on television.

Lord Storey

I thank the Minister for his reply. I do not know whether he is a regular watcher of Love Island, but the ITV website describes that programme as an, emotional feast of lust and passion in the sun.

The same website says that the programme captures 56% share of 16-34 viewers.

On this programme, those contestants are regularly smoking. What message does that send to young people -- that I can live a glamorous life if I smoke as well? I am surprised that the Ofcom Broadcasting Code says that smoking must not be,

"glamorised in ... programmes likely to be widely seen, heard or accessed by under-eighteens unless there is editorial justification".

Does the Minister think that Ofcom should take action on this matter?

Lord Ashton of Hyde

My Lords, I am not a regular watcher of Love Island, but I cannot help noticing that the House is unusually full today. Obviously, as I said, it is a matter for Ofcom. The Broadcasting Code is there to be regulated by Ofcom, and that is what Ofcom is there for. Any complaints about a programme will be investigated by Ofcom, and it is up to anyone who has concerns about smoking in this programme to complain to Ofcom. Incidentally, to put this into perspective, Ofcom had just under 15,000 complaints last year and 75 related to smoking on Love Island.

 

  Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Rolling Vengeance, Rawhead Rex, Legend of the Werewolf


Link Here 17th October 2017
Title Cuts Cert Run Time US flagReleased on 17th October 2017
Legend Of The Werewolf

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Legend Of The Werewolf DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~85:00s Legend Of The Werewolf is a 1975 UK horror by Freddie Francis.
Starring Peter Cushing, Ron Moody and Hugh Griffith. BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Cheezy Movies R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th October 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

Promotional Material

A travelling circus in 19th century France adopts and showcases a feral wolf boy, who grows into adulthood only to kill the one-man band. He runs off to Paris, where he develops a jealous, overprotective crush on a prostitute, leading him to attack her client, incurring a pursuit by a determined police surgeon.
Rawhead Rex

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Rawhead Rex DVD

mpaa cut
17s 
MPAA R ~89:00s Rawhead Rex is a 1986 Ireland / UK / USA horror mystery fantasy by George Pavlou.
Starring David Dukes, Kelly Piper and Hugh O'Conor. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Kino Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th October 2017
  • 2017 Kino Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th October 2017

Reviews

US Censorship History
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The Unrated US release is uncut.

Unfortunately this release claims to be R rated suggesting that this is the cut version. However it wouldn't be the first time the promotional material has got it wrong.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Rawhead Rex

Promotional Material

A Brand New 4K Restoration! He s pure evil... pure power... pure terror! RawHead Rex is a demon, alive for millennia, trapped in the depths of hell, and waiting for release. He is held by an ancient seal, imprisoned for centuries in a barren field near the hamlet of Rathmore, Ireland. In time, this gruesome legacy has been forgotten, dismissed as an odd pre-Christian myth until Tom Garron (Donal McCann, December Bride) decides to plow the field his ancestors knew better than to disturb. The seal is broken and an unspeakable evil is unleashed - on a rampage of blood and lust. Howard Hallenbeck (David Dukes, Gods and Monsters), an American historian on a working vacation with his family, discovers on the stained glass windows of a local church a series of scenes illustrating the reign of terror of RawHead Rex, but the one piece of glass depicting the defeat of the monster is missing. RawHead Rex is on the loose, and he is insatiable as Howard is desperately races against time for a way to stop the vicious monster. Directed by George Pavlou (Transmutations) with a screenplay by horror legend Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Candyman, Nightbreed, Lord of Illusions).
Dreaming Purple Neon

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Dreaming Purple Neon DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~1:00s Dreaming Purple Neon is a 2016 USA horror by Todd Sheets.
Starring Jeremy Edwards, Eli DeGeer and Millie Milan. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Unearthed Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th October 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

Promotional Material

Dallas (Jeremy Edwards) returns home after years away to try to reconnect with his ex Denise (Eli DeGeer, CHINA WHITE SERPENTINE). Cat (Millie Milan HOUSE OF FORBIDDEN SECRETS) steals her boss Ray Ray's (Antwoine Steele HOUSE OF FORBIDDEN SECRETS) stash of Neon Purple and goes to meet Denise at her boss's office. Ray Ray and Tyrone (Ricky Farr) follow her there, looking for his drugs while a demonic cult is operating out of the basement trying to raise demons by using the drug to bridge the gap between the land of the living and Hell.
Flesh Of My Flesh

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Flesh Of My Flesh DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~93:00s Flesh of my Flesh is a 2015 USA action horror by Edward Martin III.
Starring Heather Abbott, Barclay Albright and Reza Aleaziz. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Cheezy Movies R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th October 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

Promotional Material

High concept meets low budget in this psychotropic zombie thriller set at the tail end of humanity's Last Great War of Existence. A mission sent to recover survivors goes south when they discover that the throngs of undead aren't wandering mindless things, but crafty pack hunters who have their own agenda. They find a hidden group of survivors, but the news is even worse than they imagined. With only hours to escape before a final obliterating carpet strike, they make a break for it before all is lost. This signed and numbered LIMITED COLLECTORS EDITION contains a 40-minute making of featurette, Official Zombie Hunter ID card, Bonus card for Hacked Off card game, 4 bonus short movies: Animo Korvoj, Come to Us, Blood, and Con of the Dead, Commentary track, Music-only track, Theaterical teasers and trailers Bonus features include: Commentary track, Music-only track, Theaterical teasers and trailers, Bonus card for 'Hacked Off' card game, Official Zombie Hunter ID card, 40-minute 'making of' featurette
Red Christmas

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Red Christmas DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~81:00s Red Christmas is a 2016 Australia horror thriller by Craig Anderson.
Starring Dee Wallace, Geoff Morrell and Sarah Bishop. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Artsploitation Films (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th October 2017
  • 2017 Artsploitation Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th October 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release.

There is also a UK release.

Reviews

Promotional Material

Horror legend Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters) stars as the stressed-out mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas Eve. When a mysterious, deformed young man named Cletus appears at their door, things soon change from petty insults to bloody, imaginatively orchestrated violence as Wallace attempts to protect her family from the vengeful intruder. The film deliriously infuses comedy, dark family secrets with outlandish gore and adds the always controversial subject of abortion in its blood-stained mix.
Spaceship Terror

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Spaceship Terror DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~93:00s Spaceship Terror is a 2011 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Harry Tchinski.
Starring Kristen Springer, Jay Wesley Cochran and Lacey Blair. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Sgl Entertainment (R0) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th October 2017
  • 2017 Sgl Entertainment R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th October 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

Promotional Material

Open your mind to a horrifying world of cat and mouse as five women and one injured man find terror beyond their wildest nightmares. Marooned on a deserted planet, and picked up by an old derelict spaceship, six unwitting travelers find themselves enslaved in a torture filled blood lust that will take you on a white knuckle ride into hell. Feel the terror, and ride along if you dare as they slowly fall victim to the horrific appetite of a deranged killer sporting an insane blood lust unmatched in an unforgiving universe. Bonus features include: Building the Sets for Spaceship Terror, Making the Music for Spaceship Terror, Behind the Scenes Featurette Two, Behind the Scenes Featurette One, Space Themed Motion Menu, Official Movie Trailer
Inner Demons

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Inner Demons DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA
Unrated
~84:00s Inner Demons the Thrillogy is a 2013 USA thriller by Lem Collins and Marcus E Munroe | 1 more credit ».
Starring Nasir Rahim, Lem Collins and Marcus E Munroe. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Maverick Entertainment Group R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th October 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

Promotional Material

Inner Demons is a film that explores the darkest recesses of the human mind. no matter who you are or what you believe, we are all capable of inexplicable evils. This three-story anthology shows how the human mind can be used against you. Fear can turn good people into bad people and bad people into good people...and there s nothing more frightening than the human mind.
Rolling Vengeance

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Rolling Vengeance DVD

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA R ~90:00s Rolling Vengeance is a 1987 Canada action drama by Steven Hilliard Stern (as Steven H Stern).
Starring Don Michael Paul, Lawrence Dane and Ned Beatty. BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Kino Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th October 2017
  • 2017 Kino Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th October 2017
UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1988. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Promotional Material

When a clan of drunken goons get off scot-free after senselessly killing a young trucker s family, the trucker, Joey Rosso (Don Michael Paul, Robot Wars), takes matters into his own hands by building the ultimate monster truck to even the score. Spitting flames, armed with a giant drill, his awesome rig is unstoppable as Joey pursues the clan leader Tiny Doyle (Ned Beatty, White Lightning) and his murderous offspring. He tracks down the clan, one by one, crashing cars, flattening trucks, demolishing buildings and destroying anything or anyone that gets in his way. Rolling Vengeance is heavyweight action, a powerful story of twisted emotion and mangled metal, the telling of which costs the lives of no less than 65 vehicles. Steven Hilliard Stern (The Park is Mine) directed this action-packed revenge yarn with a screenplay by Michael Thomas Montgomery (Eye of the Tiger) and co-starring Lawrence Dane (Scanners).

Special Features:- Interview with Star Lawrence Dane-Audio Commentary by Paul Corupe of Canuxploitation.com and Film Historian Jason Pichonsky-Trailer Gallery

         

 

 Shopping: Dreamgirls...

2006 USA musical music drama by Bill Condon just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here 17th October 2017
Dreamgirls Blu-ray Dreamgirls is a 2006 USA musical music drama by Bill Condon.
Starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy. IMDb

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

  • 2017 Paramount [Theatrical + Director's Cut] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th October 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

Summary Notes

Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due?

 

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