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 Shopping: House 4...

1992 USA horror fantasy thriller by Lewis Abernathy, cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


Link Here 15th December 2017
House 4 DVD House IV is a 1992 USA horror fantasy thriller by Lewis Abernathy.
Starring Terri Treas, William Katt and Scott Burkholder. BBFC link IMDb

UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

  • 2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th December 2017
  • 2017 Arrow Video R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th December 2017
UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated 1991 VHS and 2004 DVD. There is no BBFC database entry for a uncut version of this film. So either the film is uncut and does not have a BBFC database entry or else the previously cut version has been reissued.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: House IV

Promotional Material

STEP INSIDE, YOU RE FRIGHTFULLY WELCOME!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the House... the makers of Friday the 13th return with one last terrifying entry in the hit horror franchise!

In House IV: The Repossession, a mother and her daughter, still reeling from a car crash which claimed the life of husband Roger, move into the old family homestead to start a new life. Unfortunately for them, not only is the house in the sights of local mobsters, but it s also plagued by a host of hair-raising supernatural phenomena including ghostly visions and showers that run with blood!

Featuring scenes to sicken and stupefy in equal measure (the appearance of a ghoulish singing pizza is a particular standout), this fourth and final entry in the House franchise might just be the barmiest of them all!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • Standard Definition DVD presentation
  • Original Stereo and 5.1 Audio Options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Lewis Abernathy
  • Home Deadly Home: The Making of House IV brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Lewis Abernathy, producer Sean S. Cunningham, stars Terri Treas, and William Katt actor/stunt coordinator Kane Hodder and composer Harry Manfredini
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
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      Government proposes the BBFC as its internet porn censor...

    And of course not a word about protecting British business from obliteration, nor about protecting porn viewers from scammers, blackmailers and identity thieves


    Link Here 15th December 2017  full story: UK Porn Censorship...Digital Economy Bill introduces censorship for porn websites

    DCMS logoThe Government has formally proposed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) be designated as the regulator for the age verification of online pornography in the UK.

    Age verification will mean anyone who makes pornography available online on a commercial basis must ensure under 18s in the UK cannot access it. This is part of the Government's continuing work to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online.

    The BBFC has unparalleled expertise in classifying content and has a proven track record of interpreting and implementing legislation as the statutory authority for age rating videos under the Video Recordings Act.

    This, along with its work with industry on the film classification system and more recently classifying material for mobile network operators, makes them the preferred choice for regulator.

    Digital Minister Matt Hancock said:

    One of the missions of age verification is to harness the freedom of the internet while mitigating its harms. Offline, as a society we protect children from viewing inappropriate adult material by ensuring pornography is sold responsibly using appropriate age checks. It is now time that the online world follows suit. The BBFC are the best placed in the world to do this important and delicate task.

    David Austin, Chief Executive Officer at BBFC said:

    The BBFC's primary aim is to protect children and other vulnerable groups from harmful content and we are therefore pleased to accept the Government's proposed designation.

    Age-verification barriers will help to prevent children accessing or stumbling across pornographic content online. The UK is leading the way with this age-verification regime and will set an international precedent in child protection.

    The government's proposal must be approved by Parliament before the BBFC is officially designated as the age-verification regulator.

    The regulator will notify non-compliant pornographic providers, and be able to direct internet service providers to prevent customers accessing these sites. It will also notify payment-services providers and other ancillary service providers of these sites, with the intention that they can withdraw their services.

    The Government will shortly also publish guidance on how the regulator should fulfil its duties in relation to age verification.

    Response: The BBFC will struggle to ensure that Age Verification is safe, secure and anonymous

    15th December 2017 See  article from  strangethingsarehappening.com

    open rights group 2016 logo Responding to the news that the BBFC are in line to be appointed Age Verification regulator, Jim Killock Executive Director of the Open Rights Group said:

    The BBFC will struggle to ensure that Age Verification is safe, secure and anonymous. They are powerless to ensure people's privacy.

    The major publisher, MindGeek, looks like it will dominate the AV market. We are very worried about their product, AgeID, which could track people's porn use. The way this product develops is completely out of BBFC's hands.

    Users will not be able to choose how to access websites. They'll be at the mercy of porn companies. And the blame lies squarely with Theresa May's government for pushing incomplete legislation.

    Killock also warned that censorship of porn sites could quickly spiral into hundreds or thousands of sites:

    While BBFC say they will only block a few large sites that don't use AV, there are tens of thousands of porn sites. Once MPs work out that AV is failing to make porn inaccessible, some will demand that more and more sites are blocked. BBFC will be pushed to block ever larger numbers of websites.

    Response: How to easily get around the UK's porn censorship

    15th December 2017 See  article from vpncompare.co.uk

    vpn compare logoOf course, in putting together this hugely draconian piece of legislation, the British Government has overlooked one rather glaring point. Any efforts to censor online content in the UK can be easily circumvented by anyone using a VPN.

    British-based subscribers to a VPN service such as IPVanish or ExpressVPN will be able to get around any blocked sites simply by connecting to a server in another democratic country which hasn't chosen to block websites with adult content.

    As much as Governments try to censor online content, so VPN will offer continue to offer people access to the free and uncontrolled internet they are legally entitled to enjoy.

    ...Read the full  article from vpncompare.co.uk

     

      Net neutrality becomes net corporate control...

    US FCC cedes internet censorship, access and pricing to large corporations


    Link Here 15th December 2017  full story: Net Neutrality in USA...US internet censors at FCC seem intent on letting big business take control
    fcc logo The US's media censor voted to end rules protecting an open internet on Thursday, a move critics warn will hand control of the future of the web to cable and telecoms companies.

    At a packed meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, commissioners voted three to two to dismantle the net neutrality rules that prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from charging websites more for delivering certain services or blocking others should they, for example, compete with services the cable company also offers.

    FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn, a Democrat, denounced the move. I dissent because I am among the millions outraged, outraged because the FCC pulls its own teeth, abdicating responsibility to protect the nation's broadband consumers, she said.

    Fellow Democratic commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said the FCC had shown contempt for public opinion during the review. She called the process corrupt. As a result of today's misguided actions, our broadband providers will get extraordinary new powers, she said.

    Evan Greer, campaign director for internet activists Fight for the Future, said:

    Killing net neutrality in the US will impact internet users all over the world. So many of the best ideas will be lost, squashed by the largest corporations at the expense of the global internet-using public.

    Michael Cheah of Vimeo said:

    ISPs probably won't immediately begin blocking content outright, given the uproar that this would provoke. What's more likely is a transition to a pay-for-play business model that will ultimately stifle startups and innovation, and lead to higher prices and less choice for consumers.

    Ignoring the millions of Americans who protested against the end of net neutrality

    15th December 2017 See  article from torrentfreak.com

    torrentfreak logo In recent months, millions of people have protested the FCC's plan to repeal U.S. net neutrality rules, which were put in place by the Obama administration.

    However, an outpouring public outrage , critique from major tech companies, and even warnings from pioneers of the Internet, had no effect. Today the FCC voted to repeal the old rules, effectively ending net neutrality.

    Under the net neutrality rules that have been in effect during recent years, ISPs were specifically prohibited from blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization of lawful traffic. In addition, Internet providers could be regulated as carriers under Title II.

    Now that these rules have been repealed, Internet providers will have more freedom to experiment with paid prioritization. Under the new guidelines, they can charge customers extra for access to some online services, or throttle certain types of traffic.

    Most critics of the repeal fear that, now that the old net neutrality rules are in the trash, fast lanes for some services, and throttling for others, will become commonplace in the U.S.

    This could also mean that BitTorrent traffic becomes a target once again. After all, it was Comcast's secretive BitTorrent throttling that started the broader net neutrality debate, now ten years ago.

    Despite repeated distortions and biased information, as well as misguided, inaccurate attacks from detractors, our Internet service is not going to change, writes David Cohen, Comcast's Chief Diversity Officer:

    We have repeatedly stated, and reiterate today, that we do not and will not block, throttle, or discriminate against lawful content.

    It's worth highlighting the term lawful in the last sentence. It is by no means a promise that pirate sites won't be blocked.

    Why Net Neutrality Repeal Is Extremely Bad News for Porn

    15th December 2017 See  article from avn.com

    avn logo Within minutes of a party-line Federal Communications Commission vote to repeal rules protecting net neutrality, at least three states announced measures to keep the rules204set up to guarantee a level playing field for internet consumers, users and businesses204in place. New York, California and Washington quickly outlined a mixture of legal actions and legislative moves to keep net neutrality in place, which more than a dozen states expected to follow.

    Whether the states can succeed in stopping the Donald Trump-era elimination of the Barack Obama-era net neutrality requirements is of special interest to adult content providers and consumers, because porn appears likely to be among the hardest hit of all industries affected by the rollback.

    Why? Because porn comprises about one third of all internet traffic, and there are an estimated 800 million pages of porn on the World Wide Web, meaning that the giant corporations that now control internet access for most Americans will envision almost unimaginable profits to be reaped from slapping users with extra fees to access their favorite adult content.

     

      But not a word about politicians failing to look after the people...

    Standards in Public Life call for the social media censorship of people slagging off politicians


    Link Here 15th December 2017
    intimidation in public life This is a disgraceful report showing that politicians think that they can escape criticism by censoring the likes of Facebook and Twitter. As far as I can see the entire report is a one sided affair trying to censor the storm of Twitter insults received by politicians, notably Dianne Abbot.

    Not once does it mention that some of the criticism may be deserved. Perhaps if politicians want a more pleasant reception from the people, then perhaps that they should do such simple things as not fiddle expenses, answer people's questions, and not steer every single TV sentence into a chance to repeat inane political slogans. And then of course perhaps they should listen and respond to the people's concern about losing their jobs, housing, benefits and use of the NHS. And whilst they are at it get more houses built. Fuck 'em, they deserve to be slagged off.

    Anyway they try to justify the censorship in their press release:

    The independent Committee on Standards in Public Life today published its report on intimidation in public life.

    The independent Committee, which advises the Prime Minister on standards of conduct across public life, has made a package of recommendations to address the threats and intimidation experienced by Parliamentary candidates and others. The recommendations include:

    • Government should bring forward legislation to shift the liability of illegal content online towards social media companies.

    • Social media companies must ensure they are able to make decisions quickly and consistently on the takedown of intimidatory content online

    • Government should consult on the introduction of a new offence in electoral law of intimidating Parliamentary candidates and party campaigners.

    • The political parties must work together to develop a joint code of conduct on intimidatory behaviour during election campaigns by December 2018. The code should be jointly enforced by the political parties.

    • The National Police Chiefs Council should ensure that local police forces have sufficient training to enable them to effectively investigate offences committed through social media.

    Lord Bew, Chair of the Committee, said:

    This level of vile and threatening behaviour, albeit by a minority of people, against those standing for public office is unacceptable in a healthy democracy. We cannot get to a point where people are put off standing, retreat from debate, and even fear for their lives as a result of their engagement in politics. This is not about protecting elites or stifling debate, it is about ensuring we have a vigorous democracy in which participants engage in a responsible way which recognises others' rights to participate and to hold different points of view.

    The increasing scale and intensity of this issue demands a serious response. We are not alone in believing that more must be done to combat online behaviour in particular and we have been persuaded that the time has come for the government to legislate to shift the liability for illegal content online towards social media companies, and to consult on the introduction of a new electoral offence.

    We believe that the parties themselves must show greater leadership. They must call out members who engage in this appalling behaviour, and make sure appropriate sanctions are imposed swiftly and consistently. They have an important duty of care to their candidates, members and supporters. Intimidation takes place across the political spectrum, both in terms of those engaging in and those receiving intimidation. The leadership of political parties must recognise this.

    We have heard evidence that intimidatory behaviour can stem from of our current political culture, with low levels of trust in politicians and a feeling of frustration and alienation by some people. Against that backdrop, it is down to all in public life to play their part in restoring and protecting our public political culture by setting a tone which respects the right of every individual to participate and does not, however inadvertently, open a door to intimidation.

    Many of the recommendations we are making today are not limited solely to election periods but will have wider relevance across our public life.

    Index rejects UK committee's recommendation to outsource censorship

    15th December 2017 See  statement from indexoncensorship.org

    Index on Censorship logoIndex on Censorship rejects many of the suggestions made in a report into intimidation of UK public officials by a committee tasked with examining standards in public life.

    The report recommends 204 among other things 204 creating legislation to make social media companies liable for illegal content and increasing the use of automation to remove content that is not only illegal but intimidatory.

    Like many such reports, the report from the Committee on Standards in Public Life makes the mistake of lumping together illegal content, intimidatory content 204 which the committee itself admits is hard to define 204 and abusive content, said Jodie Ginsberg, chief executive of Index on Censorship.

    While some content outlined in the report 204 such as threats of rape 204 can clearly be defined as harassing or intimidatory in nature, deciding whether content is illegal or not largely depends on understanding the context 204 and that is something that neither 'automated techniques' nor speedy removals can address.

    We are deeply worried by the growing trend in which democratic governments devolve responsibility for making decisions that should be made by the police or the judiciary to unaccountable private bodies to censor speech.

    In addition to a number of recommendations for social media companies to take action, the committee's report also recommends that press regulators should extend their codes of conduct to include intimidatory behaviour.

    This report uses language that would not be out of place in any dictator's handbook, said Ginsberg. The idea that the press should include in their code of conduct an element that addresses whether content could 'unduly undermine public trust in the political system' sounds like a gift to any politician wanting to challenge reports with which they disagree. Rather than enhance democracy and freedoms, as this report claims to want to do, this risks damaging it further.

    Index welcomes the fact that the committee deemed new criminal offences specific to social media unnecessary, but cautions that devolving power to social media companies to police content could have significant risks in scooping up legitimate as well as illegal content because of the sheer volume of material being posted online every second.

    Index would also strongly caution against any engagement with other governments at the international level on what constitutes hate crime and intimidation online that could result in a race to the bottom that adds further global restrictions on speech.

     

     Shopping: House 3...

    1989 US horror by James Isaac just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 14th December 2017
    House 3 Blu-ray House III: The Horror Show is a 1989 US horror by James Isaac.
    With Lance Henriksen, Brion James and Rita Taggart. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The European Version was previously passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow [European Version + US Theatrical Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th December 2017
    • 2017 Arrow [European Version + US Theatrical Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th December 2017
    US Censorship History
    The Theatrical Version was cut in the US for an R rating. The uncut European Version was later released MPAA Unrated. Both versions were passed 18 in the UK without further censorship by the BBFC.

    Promotional Material

    THE TIME WE RE NOT KIDDING.

    Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumpkinhead) stars in the most terrifying House instalment yet, now fully uncut on Blu-ray!

    Sadistic serial killer Max Jenke was sent to the electric chair for his heinous crimes... now he s really mad! Vowing revenge on Lucas McCarthy (Henriksen), the detective who apprehended him, Meat Cleaver Max returns from beyond the grave to launch a whole new reign of terror.

    Produced by Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th) and directed by James Isaac (Jason X), House III was released domestically as The Horror Show, where it was hacked by the US censors for its gratuitous gore sequence now lovingly reinstated for this definitive release from Arrow Video.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Uncut European Version
  • Alternate US Theatrical Version
  • High Definition Blu-ray presentation
  • Original Stereo and DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio Options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with producer Sean S. Cunningham
  • The Show Must Go On interview with actor/stuntman Kane Hodder
  • House Mother interview with actress Rita Taggart
  • Slaughter, Inc. brand new featurette with special make-up effects creators Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Workprint Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
  •  

     Shopping: Brannigan...

    1975 UK / USA action crime comedy by Douglas Hickox just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 13th December 2017
    Brannigan Blu-ray Brannigan is a 1975 UK / USA action crime comedy by Douglas Hickox.
    Starring John Wayne, Richard Attenborough and Judy Geeson. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    • 2017 Kino Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th December 2017
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1975. The film was released 15 uncut for home video. The film is uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Screen legend John Wayne (McQ, Legend of the Lost, Rio Bravo) stars as lieutenant Jim Brannigan, a Chicago policeman sent to the U.K. to escort a crime boss (John Vernon, Dirty Harry) back to the U.S. Wayne fans won't be disappointed with this crowd pleaser that teams him up with Richard Attenborough (The Great Escape, The Sand Pebbles) as British policeman Cmdr. Swann. This exciting thriller highlighted by unbelievably clever dialogue, the most imaginative action sequences ever to be staged against the London landscape and Wayne's magnetic screen presence, Brannigan, like the Duke himself, is unforgettable and unbeatable! Douglas Hickox (Sitting Target, Sky Riders) directed this action-comedy that co-stars Judy Geeson (Doomwatch), Mel Ferrer (War and Peace), Ralph Meeker (Big House, U.S.A.), James Booth (Avenging Force), Brian Glover (An American Werewolf in London) and Lesley-Anne Down (The Great Train Robbery).

     

      Loose comment...

    A whole load of time and effort taken to censor a trivial tweet


    Link Here 13th December 2017

    fruity king tweetA promoted tweet seen on 8 September 2017 featured an image of female presenters in their swimwear from a daytime television show and the text, You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. #LooseWomen18.

    A complainant challenged whether the ad was offensive because it was derogatory towards women.

    ProgressPlay obtained a response from the Fruity King brand operator, who stated that the image along with text You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig was not derogatory towards women and that the link to them was meant to refer to the TV show, in which the women in the photo appeared in, as a low quality programme. Therefore, the text referred to the show and not to the women themselves.

    ASA Assessment: Complaint upheld

    We considered that the image shown in the tweet would be understood by viewers as intending to portray a positive image of women's bodies. However, we noted that the text You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig was shown above the image. We considered that this was specifically targeted at the women shown in the image and, consequentially, ridiculed what it represented.

    Because of that, we considered that the image along with the text You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig was derogatory towards women and therefore concluded was likely to cause widespread offence.

    We acknowledged that the ad would not appear again in its current form. We told ProgressPlay Ltd that their future advertising must not be derogatory towards women.

     

     Shopping: Silent Night, Deadly Night...

    1984 US horror by Charles E Sellier Jr just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 11th December 2017
    Silent Night, Deadly Night Blu-ray Silent Night, Deadly Night is a 1984 US horror by Charles E. Sellier Jr.
    With Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick and Toni Nero. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 5th December 2017

    Jon notes:

    A shame that the Unrated edition of SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT still has the additional gore/violent scenes looking ropey-as-hell! The jarring between the pristine 4K restored print, and then the inserts, is terrible, and really doesn't make this new Blu-Ray release worth spending money on.

    I doubt that anyone will be able to restore the Unrated version properly, even if they did a frame-by-frame restoration!

    Reviews

    Censorship History
    Not released in the UK until the uncut 18 rated 2009 DVD. Cut in the US for an R rating but released uncut on home video.

    Promotional Material

    Community leaders tried to stop the release. The P.T.A. fought to ban it. Now one of the most controversial slasher films of all time , Silent Night, Deadly Night, is back in a new high-definition release! On December 5, 2017 , Scream Factory will celebrate the horror holiday favorite with a 2-disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray, complete with a transfer restored from the original vaulted film negative and hours of bonus material.

    Silent Night, Deadly Night is the heartwarming story of little Billy Chapman who was traumatized by his parents' Christmas Eve murder, then brutalized by sadistic orphanage nuns. But when grown-up Billy is to dress as jolly St. Nick, he goes on a yuletide rampage to "punish the naughty!" Santa Claus is coming to town ... and this time he's got an axe! Robert Brian Wilson and Scream Queen Linnea Quigley star in this jaw-dropping horror classic that a nation of angry mothers still cannot stop!

    Special features (at press time): - Original Theatrical and Unrated versions of the film taken from a NEW 4K scan of the original Camera negative.
    - NEW Slay Bells Ring: The Story of Silent Night, Deadly Night -- featuring interviews with writer Michael Hickey, co-executive producers Scott J. Schneid and Dennis Whitehead, editor/second unit director Michael Spence, composer Perry Botkin and actor Robert Brian Wilson
    - NEW Oh Deer! -- an interview with Linnea Quigley
    - NEW Christmas in July - Silent Night, Deadly Night Locations -- then and now
    - NEW audio commentary with actor Robert Brian Wilson and co-executive producer Scott J. Schneid
    - Original Theatrical Trailer
    - Original TV spots and Radio Spot
    - Audio Commentary by Michael Hickey, Perry Boykin, Scott J. Schneid and Michael Spence
    - Audio interview with director Charles E. Sellier, Jr.
    - Santa's Stocking of Outrage
    - Poster and Still Gallery

     

     Shopping: Suspiria Limited Edition...

    1977 Italy horror by Dario Argento set for US Blu-ray release on 19th December 2017


    Link Here 10th December 2017
    Suspiria Blu-ray Suspiria is a 1977 Italy horror by Dario Argento.
    Starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini and Flavio Bucci. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Synapse Films Limited Edition Steelbook (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th December 2017

    Notes

    Limited collector's edition containing a new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli

    This release seems set to sell out before release.

    Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1977 cinema release. Less cut for 1990 18 rated VHS and uncut since 1998. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but unrated releases are uncut.

    Promotional Material

    Dario Argento s masterpiece of horror comes to home video from Synapse Films in an exclusive new 4K restoration from the original uncut, uncensored 35mm Italian camera negative and with the original 4.0 English surround sound, for the first time EVER! Painstakingly restored over the past three years, Synapse Films has created the ultimate special edition of SUSPIRIA with the supervision and approval of the film s Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli, and loaded with a separate Blu-ray disc of amazing extras! SUSPIRIA is presented in its original glory for its 40th Anniversary!

    Special Features:

    Three disc (Two Blu-rays + One CD) limited collector s edition containing a new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano TovoliExclusive.
    Steelbook packaging and collector's o-card sleeve, featuring artwork from Malleus, Van Orton Design, Juan José Saldarriaga & Chris MacGibbon.
    Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96 Khzቴ-bit audio.
    Italian 5.1 surround sound mix.
    Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle & Troy Howarth.
    Do You Know Anything About Witches? - 30 minute SUSPIRIA visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie.
    Suzy in Nazi Germany Featurette on the German locations from SUSPIRIA.
    A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of SUSPIRIA All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema.
    Olga s Story Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi.
    Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots.
    Special Collector Edition Booklet containing an American Cinematographer interview with Luciano Tovoli, liner notes by Derek Botelho and restoration notes by Vincent Pereira & Don May, Jr. Cover artwork by Matthew Therrien Illustration.
    "International Classics" English "Breathing Letters" opening credit sequence from U.S. release version.
    Alternate All-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching.
    Newly translated, removable English SDH subtitles for the English language version.
    Newly translated, removable English subtitles for the Italian language version.
    Exclusive CD remaster of Goblin s SUSPIRIA motion picture soundtrack, containing additional tracks not included on the original 1977 soundtrack release.

     

     Shopping: Suspiria Special Edition...

    1977 Italian horror by Dario Argento just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 10th December 2017
    Suspiria - Dual Format Special Edition Blu-rayCombo Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror by Dario Argento.
    With Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini and Flavio Bucci. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for this Restored Version but the film was previously passed 18 uncut for strong violence:

    • 2017 Cult Films RB Blu-ray/R2 Combo at UK Amazon released on 4th December 2017

    Note that there is also a keenly awaited new restoration on the way from Synapse.

    Reviews:

    From Jon:

    This UK release is inferior in terms of picture quality to the US Synapse Films release.

    There are two different restorations of SUSPIRIA in existance: the UK release uses an older, Italian restoration from a couple of years ago, that has a nasty green tint to it, whereas the US Synapse version, is their own frame-by-frame restoration done in 2017!, which is supposedly meticulous, and has the film looking even better than when it premiered back in 1977!

    Even the UK 4K UHD Blu-Ray release, is taken from the inferior restoration, so won't look as good as the US Synapse regular Blu-Ray release!

    Censorship History

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1977 cinema release. Less cut for 1990 18 rated VHS and uncut since 1998. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but unrated releases are uncut.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Suspiria

    Promotional Material

    Considered the most famous Italian horror film of all time for its vivid, groundbreaking style and jaw-dropping bloodshed, now, to celebrate SUSPIRIA 's Fortieth Anniversary, CultFilms is proud to terrify audiences once again with the dazzling 4K restoration of Dario Argento's groundbreaking horror masterpiece.

    Ballet student Suzy Bannion ( Jessica Harper ) arrives at a prestigious dance academy in Freiburg, a school plagued by gruesome and supernatural happenings. Soon students begin to die in horrific circumstances – is Suzy next, and can she uncover the academy's sinister secret before it's too late?

    Argento carved a Baroque Expressionist nightmare, saturated with expressionist colours and punctuated by shocking violence. His monumental, epoch-making cinema-redefining visual and aural assault on the senses has become the reference by which all horror genre is measured and its creator, director Dario Argento can now truly be seen as one of the important artists of the 20th century..

    Now finally presented for the 1st time ever according to the director's original vision: the 4K scan was restored painstakingly by the applauded TLE Films (who did the Clint Eastwood Dollar Trilogy among others) with that crucially distinct colour palette reinstated in accordance with Argento's original specification.

    Extras:

    • Special Dual Edition: DVD and Bluray + Embossed Slipcase
    • New Extra: long interview of Dario Argento discussing his Suspiria
    • New Extra: Exclusive Dario Argento Introduction of this new 4k restoration
    • Audio Commentary by critics Kim Newman and Alan Jones
    • Fear at 400 Degrees: interview with Argento and Claudio Simonetti
    • Interview with Claudio Simonetti, Norman J Warren and Patricia McComack (Blu only)
    • New Extra: The 4K Restoration Process "utterly fascinating"

     


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