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Intended consequences...

YouTube warns its video creators that their livelihood is at risk from the EU's upcoming censorship machines


Link Here 22nd October 2018
Full story: Copyright in the EU...Copyright law for Europe
YouTube has warned its video creators about the likely effect of the EU's upcoming censorship machines:

YouTube's growing creative economy is at risk, as the EU Parliament voted on Article 13, copyright legislation that could drastically change the internet that you see today.

Article 13 as written threatens to shut down the ability of millions of people -- from creators like you to everyday users -- to upload content to platforms like YouTube. And it threatens to block users in the EU from viewing content that is already live on the channels of creators everywhere. This includes YouTube's incredible video library of educational content, such as language classes, physics tutorials and other how-to's.

This legislation poses a threat to both your livelihood and your ability to share your voice with the world. And, if implemented as proposed, Article 13 threatens hundreds of thousands of jobs, European creators, businesses, artists and everyone they employ. The proposal could force platforms, like YouTube, to allow only content from a small number of large companies. It would be too risky for platforms to host content from smaller original content creators, because the platforms would now be directly liable for that content. We realize the importance of all rights holders being fairly compensated, which is why we built Content ID and a platform to pay out all types of content owners. But the unintended consequences of article 13 will put this ecosystem at risk. We are committed to working with the industry to find a better way. This language could be finalized by the end of the year, so it's important to speak up now.

Please take a moment to learn more about how it could affect your channel and take action immediately. Tell the world through social media (#SaveYourInternet) and your channel why the creator economy is important and how this legislation will impact you

 

 

Shopping: Bloodlust...

1977 Switzerland horror by Marijan Vajda set for uncut US Blu-ray release on 13th November 2018


Link Here 22nd October 2018
Bloodlust is a 1977 Switzerland horror by Marijan Vajda.
Starring Werner Pochath, Ellen Umlauf and Birgit Zamulo. IMDb

Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. The VHS was seized by the authorities during the Video Nasty panic. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

Promotional Material

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

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

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

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

 

 

Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC...

Latest classification decisions


Link Here 22nd October 2018

kin

Additional Material:

  • Kin - Enhanced Visual Fx Breakdown [Additional Material]
  • Kin - Thicker Than Water: The Making of Kin [Additional Material]
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BBFC decisions on 17 October 2018

Autobiography of a Princess

Autobiography of a Princess is a 1975 UK drama by James Ivory.
Starring James Mason, Madhur Jaffrey and Keith Varnier. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small PG Small UK: Passed PG uncut for mild violence, scenes of animal killings ( 58:16s ) :
  • 2018 cinema release

Summary Notes

On the anniversary of her father's death, an Indian princess (Madhur Jaffrey) celebrates his memory in her London apartment by having tea and showing a selection of home movies to her guest, her father's old tutor Cyril Sahib (James Mason).

Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers is a 2018 UK documentary by Tim Wardle.
Starring Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland and Ron Guttman. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 12A Small UK: Passed 12A uncut for suicide references ( 96:39s ) :
  • 2018 cinema release

Summary Notes

New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives - and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.

film Community Cinema

BBFC decisions on 17 October 2018

Sandakozhi 2

Sandakozhi 2 [Subtitled] is a 2018 India action drama by N Linguswamy.
Starring Vishal, Keerthi Suresh and Rajkiran. BBFC link IMDb

Cut Small 12A Small UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody images after 5:22s of BBFC category cuts ( 150:05s ) :
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This work has Cuts for Category cuts made. Distributor chose to remove scenes of strong violence and injury detail in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
 

Summary Notes

A minor conflict becomes a feud in a village resulting in the death of Pechi's husband. Durai protects the last person responsible for the death of Pechi's husband, while all others got killed in the feud. The son of Durai, Balu, returns to his village. Durai convinces the villagers for the festival celebrations at the temple to show their unity to the government for the sake of a dam project for the drought-stricken village. Pechi decides to kill the rivals while Balu stands in between them. Balu falls in love with a quirky girl, Sembaruthi. When a serious problem threatens his love and his father's word, Balu decides to put an end to the feud.

video Film on DVD

BBFC decisions on 17 October 2018

Duplicate

Duplicate is a Sci-Fi drama by Bill Oliver.
Starring Ansel Elgort, Patricia Clarkson and Suki Waterhouse. BBFC link


 

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong injury detail, sex references ( 96:43s ) :
  • 2018 Signature Entertainment video
 

Kin

Kin is a 2018 USA action Sci-Fi film by Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker.
Starring James Franco, ZoŰ Kravitz and Carrie Coon. BBFC link IMDb

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat ( 98:38s ) :
  • 2018 Lionsgate UK / Lionsgate International (UK) - (HE) video

Summary Notes

An ex-convict and his brother are forced on the run by a vengeful criminal.

vod VoD

BBFC decisions on 17 October 2018

Painkillers

Painkillers is a drama by Roxy Shih.
Starring Adam Huss, Madeline Zima and Grant Bowler. BBFC link

Tick Small 18 Small UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody injury detail ( 83:18s ) :
  • 2018 Content Media Corporation INTL. VoD

Trendy

Trendy is a thriller by Louis Lagayette.
Starring Lachlan Nieboer, Alan Ford and Lorraine Burroughs. BBFC link

Tick Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, drug misuse, language ( 96:14s ) :
  • 2018 Content Media Corporation INTL. VoD
TV Censorship TV on DVD

BBFC decisions on 17 October 2018

Accidentally in Love

Accidentally in Love is a comedy romance
Starring Sun Yi Ning, Guo Fiction and Ma Li. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 10 Passed PG for mild bad language (34:52s)
  • Season 1, Episode 21 Passed 12 for infrequent strong language (27:00s)
  • Season 1, Episode 22 Passed PG for mild violence (28:08s)
  • Season 1, Episode 23 Passed PG for mild violence (28:56s)
  • Season 1, Episode 24 Passed U for very mild bad language (28:19s)
  • Season 1, Episode 25 Passed 12 for suicide references (24:12s)
  • Season 1, Episode 26 Passed 12 for suicide references (26:56s)
  • Season 1, Episode 27 Passed U for very mild bad language (27:57s)
  • Season 1, Episode 28 Passed U for very mild bad language (28:34s)
  • Season 1, Episode 29 Passed PG for mild bad language (27:13s)
  • Season 1, Episode 30 Passed PG for mild bad language (37:56s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 12 for moderate bad language (28:35s)
  • Season 1, Episodes 1-30 Passed 12 for infrequent strong language, suicide references (915:55s)

Making a Murderer

Making a Murderer is a documentary TV episode
Starring Dolores Avery, Steven Avery and Ken Kratz. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 2, Episode 1, Number 18 Passed 12 for moderate bloody images, sexual violence references (57:10s)
  • Season 2, Episode 10, Trust No One Passed 15 for strong language, sex references (77:06s)
  • Season 2, Episode 2, Words and Words Only Passed 15 for references to rape and murder (67:11s)
  • Season 2, Episode 3, a Legal Miracle Passed 12 for references to dead bodies (65:33s)
  • Season 2, Episode 4, Welcome To Wisconsin Passed 12 for infrequent strong language, crime scene images, reference to sexual assault (57:42s)
  • Season 2, Episode 5, What + Why = Who Passed PG for mild sex references, bloody images (64:17s)
  • Season 2, Episode 6, Everything Takes Time Passed 12 for references to sexual violence (64:47s)
  • Season 2, Episode 7, Item Fl Passed 12 for references to violence (59:40s)
  • Season 2, Episode 8, Special Care Passed 15 for strong sex references, images of real dead bodies (60:17s)
  • Season 2, Episode 9, Friday Nite Passed 12 for references to violence and sexual violence (63:15s)
  • Season 2, Episodes 1-10 Passed 15 for strong sex references, language, rape references, images of dead bodies (636:58s)

Oh My Ghost

Oh My Ghost is a comedy drama BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 2 Passed 12 for moderate sex references, infrequent strong language (66:19s)
  • Season 1, Episode 3 Passed 12 for moderate sex references, supernatural threat, language (67:24s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4 Passed 12 for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references (65:58s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5 Passed 12 for moderate supernatural threat, sex references (67:21s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6 Passed 12 for moderate sex references (67:20s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7 Passed 12 for moderate bad language, sex references (66:51s)
  • Season 1, Episode 8 Passed 12 for moderate sex references (67:43s)

The Purge

The Purge is a thriller by David Von Ancken.
Starring Gabriel Chavarria, Jessica Garza and Lee Tergesen. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 3, the Urge To Purge Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail, threat (40:25s)
  • Season 1, Episode 4, Release the Beast Passed 15 for strong violence, threat, language (40:14s)
  • Season 1, Episode 5, Rise Up Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail, threat, drug misuse, language (40:41s)
  • Season 1, Episode 6, the Forgetten Passed 15 for strong language, violence, threat (40:38s)
  • Season 1, Episode 7, Lovely Dark and Deep Passed 15 for strong threat, violence, language, sexual threat (40:44s)

The Romanoffs

The Romanoffs is a drama by Matthew Weiner.
Starring John Slattery, Aaron Eckhart and Kathryn Hahn. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 1, Episode 1, the Violet Hour Passed 15 for very strong language, strong sex, sex references, violence (84:43s)
  • Season 1, Episode 2, the Royal We Passed 15 for strong language, violence, bloody crime scene images (86:37s)

Z Nation

Z Nation is a Sci-Fi horror drama by Alexander Yellen, Jodi Binstock, Juan Mas...
Starring Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls and Michael Welch. BBFC link

Featured Material:

  • Season 5, Episodes 3-6 Passed 18 for strong gore, bloody violence (162:49s)
Preview Coming Soon

BBFC decisions on 17 October 2018

Trailers:
  • Cbeebies Christmas Show:Thumbelina
  • Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
  • The Favourite
  • The Little Stranger
  • Peterloo
  • Thugs of Hindostan
  • Waiting For You

The Equalizer 2

Additional Material:

  • The Equalizer 2 - DVD Added Value [Additional Material]
  • The Equalizer 2 - Bd Added Value [Additional Material]
  • The Equalizer 2 - DVD Added Value [Additional Material, Re-edited Version]
  • The Equalizer 2 [Additional Material, Retribution Mode With Actor Denzel Washington and Director Antoine Fuqua]

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Deadbeat at Dawn, William Castle at Columbia Volume One, Ash Vs the Evil Dead Season 1-3


Link Here 22nd October 2018
UK flag Released on 22nd October 2018
Nightmare Beach

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Nightmare Beach is a 1989 Italy / USA horror by James Justice (as Harry Kirkpatrick) and Umberto Lenzi (as Harry Kirkpatrick).
Starring Nicolas De Toth, Sarah Buxton and Rawley Valverde. BBFC link IMDb

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

There are no censorship issues with this release.

Promotional Material

The late great Umberto Lenzi gave audiences some of the most notorious video nasties including his legendary gut-crunchers THE MAN FROM DEEP RIVER (1972) and CANNIBAL FEROX (1981). However, the maestro of macabre, nightmare-making images was rightly most proud of his giallo classics - most famously represented by the colourful intrigue of SPASMO (1974) and the gruelling gore of EYEBALL (1975). For NIGHTMARE BEACH, released in 1988, Lenzi would claim that a troubled production process meant he took a 'backseat' role - although it is difficult not to notice his blood-splashed paw-print all over this terrifying tale of a madman in a motorcycle helmet who is taking out drunk and delicious young co-eds all over the sparkling sands of South Florida. As the body count creeps up, Miami detective John Saxon (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) tries to keep ahead of the curve in this carnage-packed, late-day Lenzi gem that is only now gaining a belated British bow for horror-hungry addicts and completists of Italian trash-terror!

SPECIAL FEATURES

- Limited Edition Gloss O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]
- Limited Edition Booklet Notes by Eugenio Ercolani [First Print Run Only]
- 2018 2K Scan from the Original Camera Negative
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Uncompressed Original English Audio
- Uncompressed Alternative Italian Audio
- Optional English Subtitles
- Nightmare Rock: An Interview with Composer Claudio Simonetti
- Alternative 1.33:1 Open Matte Presentation of the Film
- Theatrical Trailer
- Reversible Sleeve with Alternative Welcome to Spring Break Cover

Deadbeat at Dawn

Link Here

Deadbeat at Dawn is a 1988 USA action crime film by Jim Van Bebber.
Starring Paul Harper, Jim Van Bebber and Megan Murphy. BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1998 VHS. Uncut and 18 rated UK Blu-ray release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Deadbeat at Dawn

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

  • 2018 Arrow Special Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon on 22nd October 2018

Reviews

Banned in 1998

The video was submitted by Dave Gregory from the Exploited VHS label in 1998 and he made it absolutely clear that Whittam Smith was personally responsible for the ban. The story goes like this:

I submitted Deadbeat at Dawn back in July hoping to release it alongside Vigilante . The BBFC sent me a not entirely unexpected cuts list for Deadbeat totalling two minutes of footage. I made around fifty cuts to remove all sight of chain sticks and throwing stars exactly as they requested. Most of the gore in the film passed unnoticed. 

I resubmitted the film and started sending out preview copies, printed the sleeves, and ran a couple of ads, under the foolish assumption that because I had cut what they asked the film would be approved. Not so. Ferman watched it and through his secretary informed me that there was a problem with the violence in the film. A discussion was to be staged on the matter two days after the original release date: Oct. 26th. According to Ferman, opinions were split among the examiners.

Then Whittam Smith entered the room, overruled all discussion and declared that the film was to be rejected. Democratic discussion! Anyway, Ferman said they didn't want to issue another cuts list and that I could submit a toned down version if I wanted to. He had this impression of the film reaching a massive audience of impressionable. I told him that he ought to consider, in future, the actual market for a film of this type. 1500 units max! Not a huge blockbuster by any account, but a healthy specialist market.

Promotional Material

Jim VanBebber s notorious, blood-drenched cult classic Deadbeat at Dawn rises again on the advent of its 30th anniversary, newly restored for the first time on Blu-ray. Locked and loaded with a raft of new extras, see Deadbeat as you ve never seen it before in all its head-busting, bone-crushing glory!

Written by, directed by and starring VanBebber, Deadbeat follows the story of Goose a gang leader whose girlfriend is brutally slaughtered when he attempts to leave the thug life behind. Pulled back into the gang, who ve now formed an uneasy alliance with the thugs that butchered his girl, Goose sees an opportunity to exact his brutal, deadly revenge.

The very definition of DIY, independent filmmaking (VanBebber quit film school after his first year and used his student loan to fund the movie), Deadbeat at Dawn surpasses its low-budget origins to create a revenge movie that delivers more thrills and bloody spills than all of Chuck Norris films combined.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films, supervised and approved by writer-director Jim VanBebber
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new free-wheeling audio commentary with Jim VanBebber ( Goose , The Ravens Gang Leader), actor Paul Harper ( Danny Carmodi , The Spyders Gang Leader) and guest Cody Lee Hardin, moderated by filmmaker Victor Bonacore ( Diary of a Deadbeat: The Story of Jim VanBebber )
  • Jim VanBebber, Deadbeat Forever! a brand new retrospective documentary on VanBebber and the Deadbeat legacy by Filmmaker Victor Bonacore, featuring first-time interviews, super-rare footage, VanBebber s college films and much, much more!
  • Archival 1986 behind-the-scenes documentary Nate Pennington s VHS documentary on a failed Deadbeat shoot
  • Outtakes, newly transferred in HD
  • Four newly-restored VanBebber short films Into the Black (1983, 34 mins), My Sweet Satan (1993, 19 mins), Roadkill: The Last Days of John Martin (1994, 14 mins) and Gator Green (2013, 16 mins)
  • Jim VanBebber Music Video Collection, featuring never-before-seen Director s Cuts
  • Chunkblower promotional trailer for an unfinished Gary Blair Smith-produced gore-soaked feature film
  • Extensive Image Gallery Never-Before-Seen Stills!
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Scott Gabbey and Graham Rae
  • My Sweet Satan is a 1994 USA crime horror short film by Jim Van Bebber.

    Link Here

    UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    • 2018 Arrow Special Edition [Deadbeat at Dawn + My Sweet Satan + Roadkill] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon on 22nd October

    Previous BBFC cuts: 

    The video was cut by the BBFC when submitted in 1999
    • At 16 mins close up of man stabbing victim in eye and all sight of other attacker crushing his boot repeatedly on victim's head and squashing it into a bloody pulp were removed.

    The distributor, Exploited commented on the 1999 cuts:

    I have to cut a particularly brutal scene from the climax of the film, which may render the film pointless.

    Summary Notes

    "My Sweet Satan" - Ricky Casland hangs himself in prison. Flashbacks and discussions with friends trace his degeneracy into drugs and Satan worship that culminates in the crime that put him behind bars. "Roadkill: the Final Days of John Martin" - John Martin stays at home a lot watching TV and eating of the bountiful harvest from the roads. He only goes out when he needs more supplies, and he doesn't always limit himself to roadkill. "Doper" - Barry and his friends smoke a lot of pot, and generally live for the party, but manage to maintain responsible employment, as evidenced by supportive interviews with Barry's coworkers.

    Ash vs Evil Dead Season 1-3

    Link Here

    Ash vs Evil Dead is a TV comedy horror by Sam Raimi.
    Starring Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2018
    • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2018

    Promotional Material

    Ash, having gone from urban legend to hometown hero, discovers that he has a daughter. When Kelly witnesses a massacre with Ruby's fingerprints all over it, she returns to warn Ash and Pablo.

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18   UK: Passed 18 uncut
    Down A Dark Hall

    Link Here

    Down A Dark Hall is a 2017 USA fantasy thriller by Rodrigo CortÚs.
    Starring AnnaSophia Robb, Uma Thurman and Isabelle Fuhrman. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong supernatural threat, bloody images:
    • 2018 Lionsgate Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2018

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    In an old mansion deep within the forest, Blackwood Boarding School promises to turn rebellious teens into straight-laced young adults. Desperate for a fix to her daughter's dissident behaviour, Kit Gordy's mother sees no other option. Kit (AnnaSofia Robb) is placed in a class with four other equally reluctant teens, miles from any outsiders and no contact with the outside world.

    There is something odd about the enigmatic Madame Duret (Uma Thurman) who's unconventional methods unsettle her pupils. Strange inexplicable events occur during the night, and the girl's behaviour grows increasingly unnerving.

    The girls must band together to unravel the terrifying secrets at the heart of Blackwood Boarding or risk losing their sanity completely.

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~93:00s UK: Passed 18 uncut
    The Guardian

    Link Here

    The Guardian is a 1990 USA horror mystery thriller by William Friedkin.
    Starring Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown and Carey Lowell. Youtube link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence and horror and strong sex:
    • 2018 Final Cut Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2018
    • 2018 Final Cut Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2018

    Promotional Material

    Following The Exorcist, Oscar-winning director William Friedkin returned with another classic tale of supernatural horror in The Guardian. Phil and Kate are a young couple living an idyllic life in their LA home. When Kate becomes pregnant with their first child they begin the search for a nanny to care for their newborn. The lovely young Camilla seems like the perfect candidate for the live-in role. She's a beautiful woman who devotes herself to looking after the baby, but it soon becomes apparent the nanny is not all she seems...
     
    THE DARK

    Link Here

    The Dark is a 2018 Austria horror by Justin P Lange and Klemens Hufnagl (co-director).
    Starring Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols and Karl Markovics. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, injury detail, sexual violence for:
    • 2018 Signature Entertainment R0 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2018
    • 2018 Signature Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    The film follows Mina (Alexander), a young woman who was murdered and stalks the forest that saw her demise. Anytime some unfortunate soul enters her area, they are quickly dispatched and become her feast. But when she stumbles across a young boy named Alex (Nichols) in the back of a car who shows signs of clear and horrifying abuse, she can't bring herself to do away with him. Rather, she becomes his protector while trying to protect her own little world. As police and locals search for Alex to help bring him home, their own growing relationship seems to be changing Mina in ways she never thought possible.

    The Toybox

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    The Toybox is a 2018 USA horror thriller by Tom Nagel.
    Starring Denise Richards, Mischa Barton and Jeff Denton. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, bloody violence, injury detail for:
    • 2018 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2018

    Promotional Material

    Vacations Can Be Deadly. An estranged family take a trip to the desert in their used RV but become stranded and isolated and soon learn their RV holds terrible, haunting secrets.
    William Castle at Columbia Volume One

    Link Here

    William Castle at Columbia Volume One is a 2018 film by William Castle.
    Starring

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2018 Powerhouse Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2018

    Reviews

    • See review from frontrowreviews.co.uk : " It is a case of horror and promotional functions marrying together to create some exceptionally absurd, excessive and exceptional schlock "
    The Tingler is a 1959 USA horror by William Castle.
    Starring Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn and Darryl Hickman. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC cuts were required for an X rated cinema release in 1960. Home video releases have all been 15 uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    13 Ghosts is a 1960 USA horror by William Castle.
    Starring Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow and Martin Milner. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film which is PG rated.
    Homicidal is a 1961 USA horror mystery thriller by William Castle.
    Starring Joan Marshall, Glenn Corbett and Patricia Breslin. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1961 cinema release. Uncut and 12 rated on VHS and DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Sardonicus is a 1961 USA horror mystery drama by William Castle.
    With Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton and Guy Rolfe. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Briefly banned by the BBFC for 1961 cinema release before being cut and X rated. Uncut and 12 rated on VHS and DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Homicidal

    Mr. Sardonicus

    Renowned for his imaginative and eccentric marketing ploys, William Castle became synonymous with delivering lurid horror films backed-up by his trademark publicity gimmicks ('Illusion-O', 'Percepto', the 'Punishment Poll', 'Fright Breaks', etc.). WILLIAM CASTLE AT COLUMBIA, VOLUME ONE features four classic fright films from the outrageous showman's illustrious career with Columbia Pictures and presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including Jeffrey Schwartz's acclaimed feature-length documentary Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story , newly filmed introductions and appreciations, exclusive new audio commentaries, interviews with actor Pamela Lincoln and publicists Barry Lorie and Richard Kahn, archival featurettes, and much more – this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 copies.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • High Definition remasters of all four films
    • Original mono audio
    • Two presentations of 13 Ghosts : the original 'Illusion-O' presentation and the alternative black-and-white version
    The Tingler audio commentary by film historian Jonathan Rigby and Kevin Lyons, editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television
    Homicidal audio commentary by author and film historian Lee Gambin
    Mr Sardonicus audio commentary with Daughters of Darkness' Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
    Spine-Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007, 82 mins): Jeffrey Schwartz's acclaimed documentary on Castle, featuring interviews with John Landis, Joe Dante, Roger Corman, Stuart Gordon, Leonard Maltin, Budd Boetticher, Bob Burns, David Del Valle, Fred Olen Ray and John Waters among others
    Larger Than Life: The Making of 'Spine-Tingler' (2007)
    Kim Newman on 'The Tingler' (2018): an appreciation by the critic and author of Nightmare Movies
    Scream for Your Lives!: William Castle and 'The Tingler'
    I Survived 'The Tingler' (2007): an interview with actor Pamela Lincoln
    Unleashing Percepto (2007): an interview with publicist Barry Lorie
    Stephen Laws Introduces '13 Ghosts' (2018): an appreciations by the acclaimed horror author
    The Magic of 'Illusion-O': William Castle and '13 Ghosts'
    Psychette: William Castle and 'Homicidal'
    Stephen Laws Introduces 'Homicidal' (2018)
    The Punishment Poll (2007): an interview with publicist Richard Kahn
    Taking the Punishment Poll: William Castle and 'Mr Sardonicus'
    Ballyhoo! : Bob Thomas recalls the time he interviewed William Castle
    • Original theatrical trailers
    • Trailer commentaries with Sam Hamm, Stuart Gordon and Joe Dante
    • Promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials
    • Limited Edition box set exclusive booklets with new essays by Kat Ellinger, Dan Whitehead, Rebecca Nicole Williams and Jo Botting, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews, and film credits
    • UK premieres on Blu-ray
    • Limited Edition box set of 6,000 numbered copies
    • ...AND MORE!
    • All extras subject to change

    Zombie Flesh Eaters 3

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    Zombie Flesh Eaters 3 is a 1989 Italy action horror by Claudio Fragasso (as Clyde Anderson).
    Starring Jeff Stryker, Candice Daly and Massimo Vanni. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: The Original Version was previously passed 18 uncut for:
    It has not yet been confirmed but from the advertised unning time, 88 Films have probably picked up the recent US Severin release which features the Director's Cut. This features a little extra plot.

    Promotional Material

    The legacy of the ever-admired Lucio Fulci lives on with ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS PART 3!!!! In 1979 director Lucio Fulci created a video nasty legend with his masterpiece ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS, banned in Britain and dragged through the tabloid gutter as an example of a film likely to deprave and corrupt anyone foolhardy enough to fall for its ferocious charms. An admittedly troubled sequel was born in 1988, for which Fulci returned, but the best was yet to come with 1989's outrageously gory and ghastly ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS 3! Directed by Claudio Fragasso (thanks to Fulci's battle will ill-health), the man behind the notorious TROLL 2 and the producer of the infamous and formerly banned splatter opus ZOMBIE CREEPING FLESH, the innards and excitement comes thick and fast in this first class follow-up which returns its witless characters to the Caribbean. As with the original gut-chomper, a voodoo legend once again unleashes hordes of shambling corpses seeking to chow down on anyone stupid enough to be trespassing on hallowed ground! Years since it scandalised audiences, the third in the ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS franchise is back to bite a way into your Blu Ray collection -- available in HD for the very first time in the UK. Complete your ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS collection with this outrageously gruesome piece of eighties nasty-nostalgia and you may even convince us to release part four!

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    - Limited Edition Gloss O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]
    - Limited Edition Booklet Notes by Dr Calum "Danger" Waddell [First Print Run Only]
    - New 2K Scan of Original Film materials
    - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
    - Uncompressed Original English Audio
    - Optional English SDH Subtitles
    - Run Zombie Run - Interview with Director Claudio Fragasso and Screenwriter Rosella Drudi
    - Flesh Eaters, Driller Killers and all-round Video Nasties - An - interview with Allan Bryce
    - Trailer
    - Reversible Sleeve with Alternative Poster Design

    Versions

    uncut
    Director's Cut
    MPAA Unrated

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    88:06s UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2018 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2018
    It has not yet been confirmed but 88 Films have probably picked up the recent US Severin release which features the Director's Cut. This features a little extra plot.

    US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

    Germany: The German Export Version/Director's Cut is available for:

    From pictorial version details at movie-censorship.com . The German Export/Japanese VHS Version runs 7:40s longer with additional plot. The additional material is not vital but one scene adds a bit of extra explanation about the house barricade.

    uncut
    Original Version
    18 80:38a UK: The Original Version was passed 18 uncut for:
    Patient Zero

    Link Here

    Patient Zero is a 2016 UK action horror drama by Stefan Ruzowitzky.
    Starring Natalie Dormer, Clive Standen and Stanley Tucci. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2018 Sony Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2018

    Promotional Material

    In the pandemic thriller, Patient Zero, humanity is battling intelligent, adrenaline-fueled creatures born from a viral super-strain. After being bitten, human survivor Morgan (Matt Smith) realizes he is asymptomatic and can communicate with the infected, leading the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.
    The Cabin in the Woods

    Link Here

    The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 USA horror by Drew Goddard.
    Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchison. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gore, bloody violence, language and soft drug use :
    • 2018 Lionsgate Home Entertainment RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2018
    • 2018 Lionsgate Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    A rambunctious group of five college friends steals away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. Sound familiar? Just wait. As the teens begin to exhibit standard horror-movie behavior, a group of technicians in a control room are scrutinizing and sometimes even controlling, every move the terrified kids make. With their efforts continually thwarted by an all-powerful eye in the sky, do they have any chance of escape?

    Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD (Movie + Special Features)

    • AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH WRITER/DIRECTOR DREW GODDARD AND WRITER/PRODUCER JOSS WHEDON
    • WE ARE NOT WHO WE ARE: MAKING THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
    • PRIMAL TERROR: VISUAL EFFECTS
    • AN ARMY OF NIGHTMARES: MAKE-UP AND ANIMATRONIC EFFECTS

    Disc 2 - Blu-Ray (Movie + Special Features)

    • THE SECRET SECRET STASH
    • WONDERCON Q AND A
    • THEATRICAL TRAILER
    • IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK: THE CABIN IN THE WOODS BONUSVIEW(tm) MODE (BLU-RAY(tm) ONLY)

    Special features:

    • AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH WRITER/DIRECTOR DREW GODDARD & WRITER/PRODUCER JOSS WHEDON
    • WE ARE NOT WHO WE ARE: MAKING THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
    • PRIMAL TERROR: VISUAL EFFECTS
    • AN ARMY OF NIGHTMARES: MAKE-UP & ANIMATRONIC EFFECTS
    • THE SECRET SECRET STASH
    • WONDERCON Q&A
    • THEATRICAL TRAILER
    • IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK: THE CABIN IN THE WOODS BONUSVIEW MODE (BLU-RAY ONLY)

     

     

     

     

    Shopping: The Little Vampire...

    2017 Netherlands / Germany / Denmark / UK family animation comedy by Richard Claus and Karsten Kiilerich just released on UK DVD with BBFC category cuts


    Link Here 22nd October 2018
    The Little Vampire is a 2017 Netherlands / Germany / Denmark / UK family animation comedy by Richard Claus and Karsten Kiilerich.
    Starring Rasmus Hardiker, Amy Saville and Jim Carter. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema and home video release in 2018.
    UK: Passed U uncut for:
    • 2018 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 15th October 2018

    Promotional Material

    Prepare for a charming adventure with some bite, as the animated remake of the beloved 2000 live action blockbuster of the same name comes to life. With a thrilling voice cast, including Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) and Tim Pigott-Smith (Johnny English), THE LITTLE VAMPIRE is a heart-warming and fun-filled animation that fans of Hotel Transylvania are sure to love! Being a teenage vampire isn't easy, but it can teach you a thing or two about friends, family and adventure. THE LITTLE VAMPIRE is a heart-warming tale of how the craziest adventures can often be the ones that matter most.

    Versions

    BBFC cut
    category cuts
    29s
    U 78:31s UK: Passed U for mild comic violence, threat, very mild bad language after 29s of BBFC category cuts for:
    • 2018 Signature Entertainment video
    • 2018 cinema release
    The BBFC commented:
    • Company chose to remove a scene of potentially dangerous imitable behaviour involving electricity in order to achieve a U classification. An uncut PG was available.

     

     

    Some are more equal than others...

    Parliamentary committee of feminists calls for the censorship of pornography for adults


    Link Here 22nd October 2018

    A Parliamentary committee of feminists has issued a document mainly on the subject of harassment according to their definitions. The Women and Equalities Committee have published a document titled: Sexual Harassment of Women and Girls in Public Places. It contains a section calling for the censorship of pornography for adults:

    Pornography

    92. There is specific concern about the role of pornography in contributing to harmful attitudes to women and girls and providing a context in which sexual harassment takes place, and that it is increasingly being used by young people as a source of sex education, with negative consequences. One man who participated in our focus groups said, "I think the problem is that not only has [pornography] become normalised, it is also considered acceptable, even expected." This was worrying, as the research also showed that men in particular--who are far more likely to be regular users of pornography than women --believed that pornography was harmful because it engendered unrealistic expectations of sex.

    93. Our research did not find a strong relationship between attitudes towards pornography and attitudes towards sexual harassment, although it did suggest some clear trends that need exploring in further research. For example, people who find legal pornography acceptable are generally more likely to find sexual harassment acceptable than people who find legal pornography unacceptable. However, our research asked about attitudes rather than behaviours (for example, use of pornography or sexual harassment perpetration), and research both internationally and in the UK suggests that there is a relationship between the consumption of pornography and sexist attitudes and sexually aggressive behaviours, including violence. We asked Dr Maddy Coy whether there is a link between men viewing pornography and the likelihood of them sexually harassing women and girls. Dr Coy told us:

    There is a meta-analysis of research that shows that. It was pornography consumption associated with higher levels of attitudes that support violence, which includes things like acceptance of violence, rape myth acceptance and sexual harassment, yes. [ ... ] The basis of some of those studies can be critiqued [ ... ] but the findings are consistent across individual studies and the meta-analysis that pulled them together that there is a relationship between pornography consumption, attitudes that support sexual violence and likelihood of committing sexual violence.

    94. The BBFC told us that it knows through its work with charities that children report that exposure to pornography, much of which is accidental, is impacting on their attitudes and their behaviours. A rapid evidence assessment for the Children's Commissioner for England in 2016 found that children's exposure to pornography was linked to unrealistic attitudes about sex, belief that women are sex objects and less progressive gender role attitudes.

    95. One woman told us that the Government should recognise pornography, sexism and objectification as a public health risk and use the media to inform society of the harms associated with them: "This could be done in the same way the amazing effort by the Government worked in turning people's attitudes around regarding smoking." Our research suggested that, whilst men may believe that pornography can be harmful, this does not necessarily lead them to think it is socially unacceptable. This has implications for how the Government develops policy to tackle the harms associated with pornography; focusing messaging solely on harms may not be the most effective approach with men and boys. More research is needed to develop policies that address these issues.

    96. The Government is not consistent in its understanding of the research suggesting a relationship between pornography and sexually harmful behaviour. On the one hand, in a range of ways government policies and media regulation already assume that some media content is sexually harmful. For example, in introducing the new policy of age verification for online pornography the Government says: "We will help make sure children aren't exposed to harmful sexualised content online by requiring age verification for access to commercial sites containing pornographic material." The Minister told us that she very much hoped that the policy would have an impact on attitudes towards women and sexual harassment. The draft consultation on the new statutory guidance on Relationships and Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education states that: "Some pupils are [ ... ] exposed to harmful behaviours online, and via other forms of media, which may normalise violent sexual behaviours." Chief Executive David Austin told us that, as a regulator, the BBFC takes into account research evidence about the effect of men viewing violent pornography when determining classifications:

    For example, we will not classify depictions of pornography that feature real or simulated lack of consent, encourage an interest in abusive relationships, such as sex with children or incest, that kind of content. We definitely take that into account.

    The Government also restricts adults' access to hard copy pornographic films to licensed sex shops and licensed cinemas. It is therefore clear that government policy and media regulation is already based on an understanding that pornographic content can be harmful.

    97. It is odd, therefore, that the Government's written evidence to us expressed doubt about the strength of research suggesting a relationship between the consumption of pornography and sexually harmful behaviours. It stated that "there is currently limited evidence to suggest a link between the consumption of pornography and sexual violence". The Minister for Women told us that she was commissioning research on the impact of online pornography on attitudes towards women and girls, saying that:

    We have to be careful about the research, which is why I have commissioned this research over and above everything that has gone before. We have to acknowledge the fact that the Crime Survey for England & Wales has shown a reduction in sexual violence since 2004--05, while online pornography has exploded exponentially. I have to bear that in mind in terms of what we are doing, which is why I want thorough research looking not just at gang criminality, frankly, but also at how this affects people forming healthy relationships in adult life. [ ... ] I know the Children's Commissioner did some research in 2014 that showed some evidence, but I do not think it could be described as being unequivocal in the links between these things. I would like to be entirely clear on that.

    98. The Government's approach to pornography is not consistent. It restricts adults' access to offline pornography to licensed premises and is introducing age verification of commercial pornography online to prevent children's exposure to it. But the Government has no plans to address adult men's use of mainstream online pornography, despite research suggesting that men who use pornography are more likely to hold sexist attitudes and be sexually aggressive towards women.

    99. There are examples of lawful behaviours which the Government recognises as harmful, such as smoking, which are addressed through public health campaigns and huge investment designed to reduce and prevent those harms. The Government should take a similar, evidence-based approach to addressing the harms of pornography.

    100. The BBFC, the regulator for age verification, believes that, as a result of the new policy, "accidental stumbling across commercial pornography by children online will largely become a thing of the past." However, writer and commentator Melanie Phillips told us she was more sceptical about pornography websites abiding by the new law because the "commercial impulse is so enormous ." Furthermore, pornography accessed through social media is not part of the new regime, because it does not come within the definition of 'commercial pornography' under the draft regulations published in 2017, though not consulted upon. As pornography is also accessed through social media, this gap could undermine the effectiveness of the policy.

    101. The definition of 'commercial pornography services' for the Government's policy on age verification of pornography websites should be amended to include social media, to ensure that this policy is as effective and comprehensive as possible.

    102. BBFC classification guidelines address content related to discrimination: "Potentially offensive content relating to matters such as race, gender, religion, disability or sexuality may arise in a wide range of works, and the classification decision will take account of the strength or impact of their inclusion." The BBFC told us that preliminary research to inform new classification guidelines suggests increased public concern about sexual violence. We believe that the new guidelines provide an opportunity to be clearer about normalised sexism as discrimination, and to name sexual harassment as a form of sexual violence in order to be clear about the regulation of its depiction.

    103. British Board of Film Classification policies and guidelines should be explicit about categorising normalised sexism as discrimination. The policies and guidelines should name sexual harassment as a form of sexual violence in order to be clearer about regulation of its depiction.

     

     

    It couldn't possibly be our policies that are so unpopular with the people...

    The dissatisfaction must be caused by something else... like fake news


    Link Here 22nd October 2018
    Full story: Fake news in the UK...Government sets up fake news unit
    A committee of MPs has claimed that the government is not taking the urgent action needed to protect democracy from fake news on Facebook and other social media.

    The culture committee wants a crackdown on the manipulation of personal data, the spread of disinformation and Russian interference in elections. Tory MP Damian Collins, who chairs the committee, says he is disappointed by the response to its latest report. Collins has accused ministers of making excuses to further delay desperately needed announcements on the ongoing issues of harmful and misleading content being spread through social media.

    When the Digital Culture Media and Sport Committee issued its interim report on fake news in July it claimed that the UK faced a democratic crisis founded on the manipulation of personal data.

    The MPs called for new powers for the Electoral Commission - including bigger fines - and new regulation of social media firms. But of the 42 recommendations in its interim report, the committee says only three have been accepted by the government, in its official response, published last week.

    The committee has backed calls from the Electoral Commission to force social media advertisers to publish an imprint on political ads to show who had paid for them, to increase transparency. Collins also criticised the government's continued insistence that there was no evidence of Russian interference in UK elections.

    Collins said he would be raising this and other issues with Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright, when he appears before the committee on Wednesday.

     

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