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Shopping: Lifeforce...

1985 UK / USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Tobe Hooper just released on UK Blu-ray in two versions


Link Here 15th June 2019
Lifeforce is a 1985 UK / USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Tobe Hooper.
Starring Steve Railsback, Mathilda May and Peter Firth. BBFC link IMDb
Uncut in Europe but shortened and altered to play down the vampires for US release
UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for for strong horror, gore, nudity::
  • 2019 Arrow Special Edition [International + US Versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th June 2019
  • 2019 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

Promotional Material

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, THE TERROR BEGINS.

When a space shuttle crew finds a mysterious spacecraft containing three human-looking creatures in a state of suspended animation, they bring them back to Earth for further investigation.

It's only then that scientists discover that they are in fact a race of space vampires that feed off people's life-force rather than their blood. So when they escape and run amok in London, the consequences are apocalyptic - and the shuttle crew's only survivor (Steve Railsback) seems to be the only man who can stop them.

Based on Colin Wilson s novel The Space Vampires , co-written by Dan O Bannon (Alien, Return of the Living Dead) and directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Poltergeist), this lively sci-fi horror romp has a stellar cast including Peter Firth, Frank Finlay and Patrick Stewart - although it's Mathilda May's appearance as a naked female alien that attracts most attention to this day.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of both the Theatrical and International Versions, both from new 4K restorations
  • Optional uncompressed 2.0 Stereo PCM and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Surround Sound
  • Isolated Music and Effects Soundtrack
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with Tobe Hooper, moderated by filmmaker Tim Sullivan
  • Audio commentary with Academy Award-winning visual effects artist Douglas Smith, moderated by filmmaker and scholar Howard S. Berger
  • Audio commentary with make-up effects artist Nick Maley, moderated by filmmaker Michael Felsher
  • Cannon Fodder: The Making of Lifeforce - An epic UK-exclusive look at the genesis, production and release of Lifeforce featuring interviews with Hooper, producer Michael J. Kagan, editor John Grover, actors Aubrey Morris and Nicholas Ball, makeup artist Sandra Exelby, screenwriter Michael Armstrong, sound designer Vernon Messenger, artistic designers Tom Adams and Douglas Smith and effects artist John Schoonraad.
  • Space Vampires in London: An interview with Tobe Hooper
  • Dangerous Beauty: An interview with Mathilda May, Lifeforce s iconic star
  • Carlsen s Curse: Star Steve Railsback looks back on Lifeforce and his career
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
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    The Iron-Fisted Monk...

    BBFC cuts just waived


    Link Here 14th June 2019

    The Iron-Fisted Monk is a 1977 Hong Kong action comedy drama by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung.
    Starring Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Sing Chen and James Tien. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated DVD in 2001. Uncut and 18 rated since 2019 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    The 2001 cuts of 1:16s were for sexual violence. The BBFC commented at the time:

    • Cuts were required to remove eroticising shots of the forced exposure and groping of breasts, and of volume of nudity of victim during a rape scene under the Board's guidelines and sexual violence policy.

    BBFC uncut
    93:01s
    18 UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived:
    • 2019 Eureka video

    Summary Review: Good Addition

    Here is yet another excellent kung fu movie done by Sammo Hung. The fighting is outstanding consisting of multiple kung fu styles facing off against each other, all done with superior speed and precision. Also sword and other weapons battles round out the action. There are still a ton of fight scenes but not quite as many as some of his other films, probably short by just a couple. The story is good and has decent acting. It is done well enough to keep your interest throughout and contains some scenes not normally seen in these type of films (nude, rape, a whore house). I was quite surprised with the amount of nudity shown (female). This movie is definitely not for children.

    The Iron Fisted Monk is definitely a good addition to any kung fu collection.

     

     

    Shopping: Dazed and Confused...

    1993 USA comedy by Richard Linklater just released on UK Blu-ray in the usual Director's Cut


    Link Here 14th June 2019
    Dazed and Confused is a 1993 USA comedy by Richard Linklater.
    Starring Jason London, Wiley Wiggins and Matthew McConaughey. Youtube link IMDb
    The 2019 Criterion Blu-ray notes that it is the Director's Cut but it is not clear of any other versions have been released. IMDb speaks of an earlier cut with plot variations.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Sony/Criterion Collection RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th June 2019

    Promotional Material

    America, 1976. The last day of school. Bongs blaze, bell-bottoms ring, and rock and roll rules. Among the best teen films ever made, Dazed and Confused , directed by Richard Linklater, eavesdrops on a group of seniors-to-be and incoming freshmen. A launching pad for a number of future stars, Linklater's first studio effort also features endlessly quotable dialogue and a blasting, stadium-ready soundtrack. Sidestepping nostalgia, Dazed and Confused is less about "the best years of our lives" than the boredom, angst, and excitement of teenagers waiting… for something to happen.

    Director-Approved Special Edition Features

    • High-definition digital transfer of the director's cut, supervised by director Richard Linklater and cinematographer Lee Daniel, with 5.1 DTS-HA Master Audio soundtrack
    • Audio commentary featuring Linklater
    • Making "Dazed", a fifty-minute documentary by Kahane Corn
    • Rare on-set interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
    • Footage from the ten-year anniversary celebration
    • Audition footage and deleted scenes
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Plus: a booklet featuring essays by Kent Jones, Jim DeRogatis, and Chuck Klosterman; reprinted recollections of the filming from cast and crew, and character profiles from the Dazed and Confused companion book; as well as the original film poster by Frank Kozik

     

     

    Shopping: Blood on Satan's Claw...

    1971 UK horror thriller by Piers Haggard, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 13th June 2019
    Blood on Satan's Claw is a 1971 UK horror thriller by Piers Haggard.
    With Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden, Barry Andrews. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 1971 cinema release but uncut on home video.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for a scene of sexual violence and strong bloody horror:
    • 2019 Screenbound Collector's Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th June 2019
    • 2019 Screenbound Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Scanned from a 4K masters - Limited to 4000 copies with a host of brand new extras. One of the greatest British horror films of all time! A human skull is unearthed in a small, isolated 18th century English village and the children of the village form themselves into a secret, murderous coven. Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden and Wendy Padbury star.

    Extras:

    Underneath Satan's Skin: New in-conversation interview with Piers Haggard (Director) and Robert Wynne-Simmons (writer) [Duration – 40 minutes]
    New interview with Marc Wilkinson (composer) [Duration – 15 minutes]
    New interview with Tony Dawe (sound mixer) [Duration – 15 minutes]
    New interview with Simon Williams (actor) [Duration – 15 minutes]
    Bix Bottom – New featurette on the setting of Blood on Satan's Claw [Duration – 12 minutes]
    Touching The Devil – The Making of Blood on Satan's Claw [Duration – 20 minutes]
    Interview with Director Piers Haggard [Duration – 22minutes]
    Theatrical Trailer
    New booklet notes on Blood on Satan's Claw by horror author, Mark Morris
    Commentary with Piers Haggard, Robert Wynne-Simmons and Linda Hayden
    Commentary with Mark Gattis, Jeremy Dyson and Reece Shearsmith

     

     

    Shopping: The Mary Millington Movie Collection...

    2019 film set by Willy Roe, George Harrison Marks, inevitably cut by the BBFC at the time, set for UK Blu-ray release on 7th October 2019


    Link Here 12th June 2019
    The Mary Millington Movie Collection is a 2019 film set by Willy Roe, George Harrison Marks...
    Starring Mary Millington, Diana Dors and Alan Lake. UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Screenbound [Mary Millington Movie Collection] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 7th October 2019
    Come Play with Me is a 1977 UK sex comedy by George Harrison Marks.
    Starring Irene Handl, Alfie Bass and George Harrison Marks. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. The cuts have persisted to all releases since. There is also an unreleased hardcore version of the film.

    See cuts details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Come Play With Me

    The Playbirds is a 1978 UK sex comedy by Willy Roe.
    Starring Mary Millington, Glynn Edwards and Gavin Campbell. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1978. The same version was released on 18 rated home video.
    Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair is a 1979 UK sex comedy by Willy Roe.
    Starring Alan Lake, Glynn Edwards and Anthony Booth. BBFC link IMDb

    Passed X after BBFC cuts for 1979 cinema release. It is not clear if these cuts have persisted onto 18 rated home video.

    The other films have always been uncut

    Promotional Material

    Released to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Mary Millington s death, this special edition Blu-ray box set (individually numbered and limited to 3,000 units) features Mary s most glamorous film roles, with new, stunning 2K restorations, including: Come Play with Me (1977), The Playbirds (1978), Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair (1979), Queen of the Blues (1979), Mary Millington s True Blue Confessions (1980) plus Respectable: The Mary Millington Story (2015), an in-depth documentary chronicling her extraordinary life. This collector s edition is a must for any Millington fan! Filled with scintillating new extras, packaged in a collectable case (displaying brand new artwork throughout) and including a huge 80-page book, with an introduction from David Sullivan and notes by biographer Simon Sheridan (author of Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema). A tantalising orgy of extras that no self-respecting lover of Mary Millington or 1970 s British sex comedies can but fail to be aroused by!

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • BRAND NEW 2K RESTORATIONS
    • NEW 'The Playbirds' audio commentary by biographer Simon Sheridan and director Willy Roe.
    • NEW 'Queen of the Blues' audio commentary by biographer Simon Sheridan and actor Allan Warren.
    • NEW Mary Millington's True Blue Confessions - audio commentary by biographer Simon Sheridan and executive producer David Sullivan.
    • NEW ' Ten Million Dirty Words - a brand new featurette about Harry Knights, the Nottingham-based porn writer who helped create Mary's image).
    • Confessions of a Pixie - an interview with Josie Harrison Marks, the daughter of Come Play With Me's director George Harrison Marks.
    • Mary on Location - Then and Now' travelogue revisiting the main locations in Mary's life and films.
    • Respectable: The Mary Millington Story - audio commentary by director Simon Sheridan and the BFI's Sam Dunn.
    • 8mmillington - compilation of the 'tamer' sequences from Mary's hardcore 8mm films.
    • Short Films
      • Response - 8mm softcore short film (1974)
      • Wild Lovers - 8mm softcore short film (1974)
      • Party Pieces - 8mm softcore short film (1974)
      • Sex Is My Business - 8mm softcore short film (1975)
      • Mary Millington's World Striptease Extravaganza (1981).
    • Come Play with Me original 1977 trailer

     

     

    Shopping: The Godfather Collection...

    1972 USA crime drama by Francis Ford Coppola, with censor cuts for part I and III, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 12th June 2019
    The Godfather Collection is trilogy by Francis Ford Coppola.
    Starring Al Pacino, Marlon Brando and Robert Duvall. US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 PARAMOUNT Godfather Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th June 2019
    The Godfather is a 1972 USA crime drama by Francis Ford Coppola.
    Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and James Caan. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1972. Uncut on 18 rated VHS and 15 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    The Godfather Part III is a 1990 USA crime drama by Francis Ford Coppola.
    Starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The cuts persisted to all releases including the longer Director's Cut

    Promotional Material

    The Godfather Trilogy is the benchmark for all cinematic storytelling. Francis Ford Coppola's masterful adaptation of Mario Puzo's novel chronicles the rise and fall of the Corleone family in this celebrated epic. Collectively nominated for a staggering 29 Academy Awards, the films are the winner of 9, including 2 for Best Picture for The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. To this day, the saga is rightfully viewed as one of the greatest in the history of motion pictures.

    Now, for true cinema lovers, comes The Godfather Trilogy, with the Corleone Legacy Family Tree, Original Theatrical Art Cards, and Collectible Portraits with Frame to complete every fan's collection.

     

     

    Shopping: Batman Forever...

    1995 USA / UK action fantasy adventure by Joel Schumacher, once cut for a BBFC PG rating, just released on US 4k Blu-ray


    Link Here 7th June 2019
    Batman Forever is a 1995 USA / UK action fantasy adventure by Joel Schumacher.
    Starring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey. Youtube link IMDb
    Extensive BBFC category cuts were made for PG rated cinema release and VHS. Uncut and 12 rated on DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Cutting Edge

    Cutting Edge: Batman Forever
    Cutting Edge Episode 29
    Batman Forever
    Batman battles the BBFC in 1995

    Summary Notes

    Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help of an amourous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.

     

     

    Shopping: Children of the Corn...

    1984 USA horror by Fritz Kiersch, cut for a US R rating, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 6th June 2019
    Children of the Corn is a 1984 USA horror by Fritz Kiersch.
    Starring Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton and RG Armstrong. Youtube link IMDb
    Some horror was cut for the US theatrical version which is the only version released. No BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rating applicable to all UK releases to date.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT Steelbook Edition (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 4th June 2019
    • 2019 IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    This cult classic is available for the first time in a beautiful collectible SteelBook case on DVD and Blu-Ray! See how it all started.

    Based on the classic short story by Stephen King, CHILDREN OF THE CORN is a longtime horror favorite that has spawned eight sequels and many imitations.

     

     

    Shopping: Batman Returns...

    1992 USA / UK action crime fantasy by Tim Burton, with a history fo category cuts, just released on US 4k Blu-ray


    Link Here 5th June 2019
    Batman Returns is a 1992 USA / UK action crime fantasy by Tim Burton.
    Starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for a 12 rated cinema release in 1992 and the follow up VHS. Less cut for 12 rated DVD in 2006. Then uncut for 15 rated Blu-ray in 2008 and finally rated 12A uncut for 2019 cinema release. Always uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Terror

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Summary Notes

    In the sewers of gotham city to the rooftops of the gotham city the penguin wants to know where he came from well in his villain ways catwoman plans to kill rich man of gotham max shreak but as he battles with millionaire Bruce Wayne both ladies men have their own secrets Bruce Wayne is back as Bat man trying to stop the penguin Max is helping penguin steal gotham city while selina Kyle/catwoman tries to help penguin not knowing her man murder target also her murder is helping him but all four men have their goals taking gotham from crime winning gotham city assassination for two men and more money to be gotham citys number one rich man.

     

     

    Shopping: Schramm...

    1993 Germany horror by Jörg Buttgereit, not avaialable in the UK for many years, now set for for UK release on Blu-ray on 29th July 2019


    Link Here 2nd June 2019
    Schramm is a 1993 Germany horror by Jörg Buttgereit.
    Starring Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Monika M and Micha Brendel. Youtube link IMDb  

    Self censored in the UK for many years out of fear of the film censor. It did make an occasional appearances at cinema clubs though. Now set for a 2019 Blu-Ray release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2019 Arrow Video Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th July 2019

    Promotional Material

    Controversial German filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit ( Nekromantik , Nekromantik 2 ) takes you into the twisted mind of a deranged sex killer in the last of his feature films to date, 1993 s deeply disturbing Schramm .

    Lothar Schramm, the so-called Lipstick Killer , lies dying in a pool of blood and paint. As he expires, fragments of his life flash before his eyes his uneasy friendship with the prostitute that lives next door ( Nekromantik 2 s Monika M); the brutal slaughter of a pair of doorstep evangelists whose bodies he poses in obscene fashion; his unhealthy pastime of hammering nails into his own manhood.

    Told in an entirely non-linear fashion, Jörg Buttgereit s Schramm with its nightmarish hallucinatory sequences involving severed limbs and gaping, sharp-toothed female genitalia comes about as close as a film can get to transporting you directly into the world of a sick, disordered mind.

    2-DISC DIRECTOR-APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • HD transfer overseen by the filmmakers
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Limited edition digipak packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Limited edition certificate
  • Set of 5 exclusive Schramm "polaroid" postcards
  • Soundtrack CD
  • Limited edition 60-page book

    DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] - 'SCHRAMM

  • Archival audio commentary with director/co-writer Jörg Buttgereit and co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen
  • Archival audio commentary with actors Florian Von Gustorf and Monika M
  • Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt: Scenes from the Afterlife of Lothar Schramm (2019) brand new animated short film sequel to Schramm made by award-winning filmmaker and stop-motion artist Robert Morgan, produced exclusively for this release
  • Take My Body: The Journey of a Blow-up Doll writer Kier-La Janisse on how she came to be the owner of a particularly interesting piece of Schramm memorabilia
  • Jörg Buttgereit in conversation with Arrow Video s Ewan Cant at the 2019 Offscreen Film Festival
  • The Making of Schramm archival behind-the-scenes documentary
  • Mein Papi Jörg Buttgereit short film available in HD for the first time ever and with optional director audio commentary
  • Jesus Der Film (1995) short film segment directed by Jörg Buttgereit
  • Two short films by Schramm producer Manfred Jelinski: Orpheus in der Oberwelt (1970) and Ein Ku'ze' Film übe' Hambu'g (1990)
  • Extensive image gallery
  • Jörg Buttgereit Trailer Gallery

    DISC 2 [CD] - 'SCHRAMM' SOUNDTRACK - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

  • CD featuring the complete Schramm score

    60-PAGE BOOK - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

    Exclusive perfect-bound book featuring new writing from Virginie Selavy and Graham Rae, all illustrated with new artwork and original archival stills

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    Shopping: Satan's Slave...

    1976 UK horror by Norman J Warren set for UK Blu-ray release on 22nd July 2019 with previous BBFC cuts just waived


    Link Here 30th May 2019
    A film set by Norman J Warren.
    Starring Michael Gough, Martin Potter and Barry Stokes. UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Powerhouse Bloody Terror set R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd July 2019

    Satan's Slave is a 1976 UK horror by Norman J Warren.
    With Michael Gough, Martin Potter and Candace Glendenning. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1976 and 18 rated VHS in 1997. The 2004 18 rated DVD is based on the extended International Version but is missing a scene of  sexual violence, a decision backed by the director. The sexual violence cuts were waived by the BBFC for 2019 Blu-ray featuring the uncut International Version and the Director's Cut

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Satan's Slave

    Promotional Material

    One of British genre cinema's most important and distinctive independent filmmakers, Norman J Warren made a series of horror films which were at the forefront of a new wave in British horror during the 1970s. Reflecting a period of permissiveness and fearlessness, Warren's distinctive stylings are far removed from the Gothic conventions of Hammer Films, deliberately upped the ante in terms of sex, violence and gore to create a new breed of horror that was designed to shock for shock's sake.

    Five of Norman J Warren's horrifying chillers are presented here in new restorations and on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras -- including new appreciations by contemporary British filmmakers, new cast and crew interviews, audio commentaries on all five films, rare short films, outtakes and alternative scenes, and making-of documentaries -- this stunning Limited Edition box set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 units.

    Extras INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • New 2K restorations of all five films, approved by director Norman J Warren
  • Original mono audio
  • The BEHP Interview with Norman J Warren (2018): an archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the prolific filmmaker in conversation with Martin Sheffield
  • Satan's Slave audio commentary with director Norman J Warren and screenwriter David McGillivray, and a second commentary with Warren and composer John Scott
  • Prey audio commentary with Norman J Warren and author Jonathan Rigby
  • Terror audio commentary with Norman J Warren and screenwriter David McGillivray
  • Inseminoid audio commentary with Norman J Warren and assistant director Gary White
  • Bloody New Year audio commentary with Norman J Warren and film critic Josephine Botting
  • All You Need Is Blood (1976): a vintage 'making of' documentary for Satan's Slave, presented in High Definition for the first time
  • Creating Satan (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Satan's Slave featuring interviews with Warren, David McGillivray, actor Martin Potter, and others
  • Devilish Music (2004): an archival interview with composer John Scott
  • Satan's Slave alternative scenes
  • Keep on Running (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Prey featuring interviews with Warren, actor Sally Faulkner, producer Terry Marcel, and others
  • Prey: On Set with Norman J Warren (1977): location footage with new Norman J Warren commentary
  • Bloody Good Fun (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Terror featuring interviews with Warren, actors Carolyn Courage, Mary Maude, James Aubrey and Elaine Ives-Cameron, writer David McGillivray, and others
  • Interview with John Nolan (2019): the Terror actor recalls making the film
  • Terror deleted scene
  • Subterranean Universe (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Inseminoid featuring interviews with Warren, actors Stephanie Beacham, David Baxt and Barry Houghton, and others
  • Interview with Trevor Thomas (2019): a new interview with the Inseminoid actor
  • Inseminoid Girl (2004): an archival interview with actor Judy Geeson
  • Electronic Approach (2004): an archival interview with Inseminoid composer John Scott
  • Interview with Catherine Roman (2019): the Bloody New Year actor recalls making the film
  • Interview with Steve Emerson (2019): the actor and stunt coordinator discusses working on Terror and Bloody New Year
  • Norman J Warren: A Sort of Autobiography (2004): an archival career-encompassing interview
  • The Bridge (1955-57): surviving footage of an early short film directed by Warren, about a pilot on a mission to locate a bridge in Germany during World War II
  • The Making of 'The Bridge': rare and unseen behind-the-scenes footage with commentary by Warren
  • Carol (1962): pilot tests for Warren's unrealised feature film about teenage pregnancy and backstreet abortion, with Georgina Hale and Michael Craze
  • Drinkin' Time (1963): a comic silent short directed by Warren
  • Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: Norman J Warren and the Ghost (2013): horror short produced for FrightFest, starring Warren, David McGillivray, and Yixi Sun
  • Interview with Yixi Sun (2019): an interview with the filmmaker and Warren collaborator
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Image galleries: promotional and publicity material
  • New English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with a new essay by Adrian Smith, archival interviews, articles and on-set reports, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits and more
  • World and UK premieres on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 6,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change
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    Shopping: Demonlover...

    2002 France mystery thriller by Olivier Assayas, once cut in the US, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 30th May 2019
    Demonlover is a 2002 France mystery thriller by Olivier Assayas.
    Starring Connie Nielsen, Gina Gershon and Chloë Sevigny. BBFC link IMDb
    The Director's Cut is 18 rated in the UK. The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. There was also a longer version screened at festivals prior to theatrical release.
    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong sexual images, violence, sexual violence:
    • 2019 Arrow Academy (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    Twenty years after David Cronenberg prophesised the dark side of the Internet age in Videodrome, acclaimed French filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Irma Vep) updated it for the New Millennium in his startlingly prescient Demonlover, a chilling exploration of the nexus between sex and violence available at the click of a button.

    Up-and-coming executive Diane (Connie Nielsen, One Hour Photo) lets nothing stand in her way when it comes to landing the lucrative Tokyo Anime contract for the Volf Corporation, guaranteeing worldwide exclusive rights to the latest in cutting-edge hentai. Despised by her assistant (Chloe Sevigny, American Psycho) and engaged in a risky game of corporate espionage, her ruthless ambition meets its match in Elaine (Gina Gershon, Bound), the charismatic representative of an American Internet porn company called Demonlover. However, the company is only the front for an online portal to the Hellfire Club, which gives its users control over the next big thing in interactive extreme pornography: real women, tortured according to subscribers whims, in real time. Diane wants a piece of the action, and will stop at nothing to get it; but as she delves deeper into the twisted world of the Hellfire Club, reality slips away and the stakes of the game are raised to the point of no return.

    Armed with an iconic score by art-rock pioneers Sonic Youth, Assayas neo-noir/cyberhorror masterpiece is finally unleashed for the first time on Blu-Ray, with revealing extras and a new director-approved restoration.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the 121-minute director s cut, approved by Olivier Assayas
  • High Definition Blu-Ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD master audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Audio commentary by writer/director Olivier Assayas
  • New visual essay written and narrated by critic Jonathan Romney
  • Peripherie de Demonlover, an hour-long behind-the-scenes documentary directed by Yorick Le Saux
  • Archive interviews with Olivier Assayas, Connie Nielsen, Chloe Sevigny and Charles Berling
  • SY NYC 12/12/01: The Demonlover Sessions, a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the recording of the music score by Sonic Youth
  • Q&A with Olivier Assayas filmed at the Wexner Center for the Arts in 2003
  • Extended version of the Hellfire Club sequence
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anne Billson
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    Shopping: The Nun...

    1966 France drama by Jacques Rivette, once banned in France, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 29th May 2019
    The Nun (La religieuse) is a 1966 France drama by Jacques Rivette.
    Starring Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver and Micheline Presle. IMDb
    Once banned in France
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    Restored in 4K from the original lm negative, Jacques Rivette's THE NUN (1965), initially banned in France, can now be seen in all its revolutionary glory. Adapted from Denis Diderot's novel, it follows a rebellious nun (played by an incandescent Anna Karina) who is forced into taking her vows. Initially shunted into a restrictive, torturous convent, she eventually moves on to a more liberated one, where she becomes an object of Mother Superior's (Liselotte Pulver) obsession. Banned for over a year by the French Minister of Information, and not released in the United States until 1971, it slowly became a landmark of the French New Wave, and with this stunning restoration, should also become an object of worship.

    Special Features: Audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton / Booklet essay by Dennis Lim, director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center / Suzanne Simonin, La Scandaleuse, a new making-of documentary (29 minutes) / Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: The Devil's Nightmare...

    1971 Belgium / Italy horror fantasy by Jean Brismée, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 26th May 2019
    The Devil's Nightmare is a 1971 Belgium / Italy horror fantasy by Jean Brismée.
    Starring Erika Blanc, Jean Servais and Daniel Emilfork. IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1972 cinema release but uncut for 18 rated VHS and DVD. In the the US the PG version is cut but the MPAA Unrated version is uncut.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    The world Blu-ray premier of a classic Gothic horror - starring Erika Blanc.

    A busload of tourists on holiday discover that they are going on an unscheduled trip… a trip into the macabre. They find themselves lost and in need of food and shelter. A gloomy castle ahead seems to be the refuge that have been seeking. What they don't know is that Baron von Runberg, the castle's owner, lives under an ancient family curse - one that will draw the unsuspecting guests into a terrifying game of death. As they enjoy a splendid meal at the Baron's table, a beautiful stranger arrives at the castle. And the nightmare begins…

    This delirious exercise in Gothic sex and horror is one of the very few such films to come from Belgium and stars the great Erika Blanc, the diva of 1960s and 70s Eurohorror, together with Shirley Corrigan (CRIMES OF THE BLACK CAT), Jean Servais (Rififi) and Daniel Emilfork.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Newly commissioned cover art from Gilles Vranckx.
    HD transfer from original negative.
    Audio commentary from Troy Howarth.
    Interview with director Jean Brismée.
    Interview with Roland Lethem.
    Interview with assistant director Robert Lombaerts.
    Original trailers and TV spots.
    Mondo Macabro previews.

     

     

    The Devil Outside...

    VoD release has just been cut by the BBFC on grounds of child protection


    Link Here 25th May 2019

    The Devil Outside is a drama by Andrew Hulme.
    Starring Mark Stobbart, Keeley Forsyth and Daniel Frogson. BBFC link

    Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated VoD in 2019

    Cut Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 for strong language, sex, nudity, images of self-harm after 9s of compulsory BBFC cuts ( 101:59s ) :
    • 2019 Content Media Corporation INTL. VoD
    The BBFC commented:
    • Compulsory cuts required to remove potentially indecent images involving a child (a child in the same frame as adults simulating sex) in accordance with the Protection of Children Act 1978.

     

     

    Shopping: Lust For A Vampire...

    1971 UK drama horror by Jimmy Sangster, once cut by the BBFC, set for UK Blu-ray release on 12th August 2019


    Link Here 25th May 2019
    Lust for a Vampire is a 1971 UK drama horror by Jimmy Sangster.
    With Ralph Bates, Barbara Jefford and Suzanna Leigh. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The UK cinema release had a sex scene cut by the BBFC. Home video releases are uncut.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Studiocanal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th August 2019

    Promotional Material

    Through the unholy rites of black magic, the notorious female vampire Carmilla Karnstein is reincarnated as a luscious young debutante (stunning Swedish starlet Yutte Stensgaard). But when the depraved seductress is enrolled at an exclusive girls' school, she begins to inflame the desires of her fellow students as well as her weak-willed teacher (Ralph Bates). Can these perverse hungers be quenched by the mere taste of blood or will an entire village be unwittingly consumed by their LUST FOR A VAMPIRE? Directed by Jimmy Sangster (THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS).

     

     

    Shopping: Black Moon Rising...

    1986 USA action thriller by Harley Cokeliss, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 25th May 2019
    Black Moon Rising is a 1986 USA action thriller by Harley Cokeliss (as Harley Cokliss).
    Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton and Robert Vaughn. IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for the 18 rated cinema release and VHS. Uncut on 15 rated DVD

    There is also a UK release.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st May 2019
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Brand New 2K Restoration of the film from the Original 35mm interpositive! When master thief Sam Quint (Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive, Blown Away, The Park Is Mine) is hired by the government to steal top-secret data from a crime organization, he hides the stolen data in the experimental supercar, The Black Moon. But when the car is then stolen by high-tech auto thief Nina (Linda Hamilton, The Terminator), Quint must pull off the most daring heist of all: break into an impenetrable skyscraper and steal it back. With time running out and all sides closing in, Quint and Nina take The Black Moon on one final ride towards a shattering climax of sky-high suspense. Screenplay by legendary filmmaker John Carpenter (Escape from New York), Desmond Nakano (American Me) and William Gray (An Eye for an Eye), from a story by Carpenter. Top-notch direction by Harley Cokliss (Malone) with a rousing score by Lalo Schifrin (Prime Cut). The all-star cast includes Robert Vaughn (Bullitt), Richard Jaeckel (The Dirty Dozen), Lee Ving (The Taking of Beverly Hills), Bubba Smith (Police Academy), William Sanderson (Blade Runner), Keenan Wynn (Dr. Strangelove), Nick Cassavetes (The Wraith) and Don Keith Opper (Android).

    Special Features:
    -Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin, the author of Hell Hath No Fury Like Her: The Making of Christine
    -Black Moon Ascending: Interview with director Harley Cokeliss
    -Thief in The Night: Producing Black Moon Rising: Interview with producer Douglas Curtis
    -Sound of Speed: Composing Black Moon Rising - Interview with composer Lalo Schifrin and film music historian Daniel Schweiger
    -Carpenter's Craft: A video essay on co-writer John Carpenter's screenwriting career by author and critic Troy Howarth
    -Making Black Moon Rising: An archival documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage and cast and crew interviews
    -Alternative Hong Kong version scenes, a presentation of selected scenes from the Hong Kong theatrical version with a different score and sound effects
    -Uncompressed PCM 2.0 stereo audio and alternative 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack
    -Reversible Art
    -Radio Spots
    -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: The Roommates...

    1973 USA crime thriller by Arthur Marks, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD


    Link Here 24th May 2019
    The Roommates is a 1973 USA crime thriller by Arthur Marks.
    Starring Marki Bey, Pat Woodell and Roberta Collins. BBFC link IMDb
    Unconfirmed but this film looks likely to be the film cut for an X rated UK cinema release in 1974
    UK: UK: Passed 15 uncut for sex references, nudity, violence ( 83:00s ) :
    • 2019 Screenbound Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    Four beautiful college roommates and a sexy stewardess are in for much more excitement than they planned for when a summer getaway. Whilst camping at Lake Arrowhead, the gang of 5 hit the party circuit. However, things go awry when the girls find themselves the targets of a killer!

     

     

    Shopping: The Hunted...

    1995 USA action thriller by JF Lawton, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 23rd May 2019
    The Hunted is a 1995 USA action thriller by JF Lawton.
    Starring Christopher Lambert, John Lone and Joan Chen. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Uncut and 18 rated since 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st May 2019

    Promotional Material

    "... smartly choreographed, generally well-paced and handsomely photographed in spectacular locations that include the neon-smeared nighttime Tokyo skyline ...", David Armstrong, San Francisco Examiner
    Christopher Lambert (Highlander) and Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) star in The Hunted, an explosive adventure from J.F. Lawton, the screenwriter of Under Siege.
    Paul Racine (Lambert) is a high-powered executive living abroad in Japan. When he and his alluring companion, Kirina (Chen), find themselves the targets of assassins, Racine is ensnared in a web of intrigue and danger. His attacker, the ruthless Kinjo (John Lone, The Last Emperor), orders his minions to kill Racine, the only outsider ever to have seen his face. To survive, Racine must join forces with a powerful samurai warrior with a score to settle. Together, they battle against impossible odds to settle a centuries-old conflict in this action epic set in a deadly forbidden world.

     

     

    Shopping: No Kidding...

    1960 UK comedy by Gerald Thomas, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 22nd May 2019
    No Kidding is a 1960 UK comedy by Gerald Thomas.
    Starring Leslie Phillips, Geraldine McEwan and Julia Lockwood. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for a 'U' rated cinema release in 1960. It is not known if the cuts persisted onto PG rated home video.
    UK: Passed PG for mild language and one drug reference without BBFC cuts:

    Promotional Material

    Leslie Phillips and Geraldine McEwan star as a married couple embarking on a potentially unwise business venture in this light-hearted comedy gem from Carry On legends Peter Rogers and Gerald Thomas! Co-starring Julia Lockwood, Noel Purcell and Irene Handl, No Kidding is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

    Bequeathed a rundown country house by a late aunt, the Robinsons decide to turn it into a holiday home for the children of rich parents. They soon come into conflict with the local alderman but that aggravation pales into insignificance when the children start to arrive!

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery
    • PDF material

     

     

    Offsite Article: Bumblebee...


    Link Here 21st May 2019
    Distributor cuts for a PG rated cinema and video release

    See article from movie-censorship.com

     

     

    Shopping: Death Warmed Up...

    1984 Australia / New Zealand Sci-Fi horror by David Blyth just released on US Blu-ray and DVD with 2 versions


    Link Here 21st May 2019
    Death Warmed Up is a 1984 Australia / New Zealand Sci-Fi horror by David Blyth.
    Starring Michael Hurst, Margaret Umbers and William Upjohn. IMDb
    Originally cut for Australian Theatrical release and this version seems to have then been distributed worldwide. This version was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1985 and further cut for VHS. The Theatrical Version and uncut New Zealand Versions are both MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin [Theatrical Version + New Zealand VHS Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th May 2019
    • 2019 Severin [Theatrical Version + New Zealand VHS Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    The original New Zealand splatter epic remastered for the first time ever!

    Three years before Peter Jackson's BAD TASTE, a young New Zealand filmmaker sprayed international movie screens with brains, blood and bizarre body fluids for the first splatter movie in Kiwi history. Director David Blyth (WOUND, GHOST BRIDE) launched his genre career with this relentlessly graphic - and still-intense- story of mad doctors, nude teens, psychotic mutants, shotgun murders, power drill lobotomies, explosive action and punk attitude that AXS.com calls "weird, wonky and one hell of a ride that will have gorehounds howling!"

    Michael Hurst (HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS), Bruno Lawrence (THE QUIET EARTH) and Ian Watkin (DEAD ALIVE) star in this landmark gore thriller from "New Zealand's master of transgression" (Fangoria), now remastered by Blyth himself from the only existing elements and loaded with exclusive new Special Features.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Audio Commentary with Director David Blyth and Writer Michael Heath.
    I'll Get You All - Interview with Actor David Letch.
    Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Director David Blyth and Writer Michael Heath.
    Original New Zealand 4x3 VHS cut.
    Interview Featurette with David Blyth and Michael Heath.
    Theatrical trailer.
    VHS Trailers.
    TV Spot.

     

     

    Shopping: The Annihilators...

    1985 USA action crime drama by Charles E Sellier Jr, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 20th May 2019
    The Annihilators is a 1985 USA action crime drama by Charles E Sellier Jr.
    Starring Jim Antonio, Sid Conrad and Gerrit Graham. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated DVD in 2004. Uncut and 18 rated for 2019 Blu-ray.

    The 2004 cuts were to remove an instance of sexualised violence, sight of bare-breasted woman being stabbed

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual threat, sexualised violence:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    IN VIETNAM THEY FOUGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY. NOW, THEY RE FIGHTING FOR THEIR FRIENDS.

    As the 1980s rolled on, a new, bullish attitude to war took hold in America, the weary cynicism of the previous decade giving way to an unabashed celebration of military might. Numerous filmmakers and producers sought to capitalise on the emerging mood... among them New World Pictures, the company founded by the legendary Roger Corman.

    In The Annihilators, the war comes home as a group of army vets, battle-scarred from their travails in the jungles of Vietnam, are forced to dust off their combat moves once again when one of their own meets his demise at the hands a violent criminal gang. Deciding that enough is enough, the self-styled Annihilators, led by the redoubtable Bill (Christopher Stone, The Howling, Cujo), set out to equip the beleaguered citizens of downtown Atlanta with the skills they need to rid their streets of crime and vice.

    Directed by Charles E. Sellier Jr. (Silent Night, Deadly Night) and co-starring Gerrit Graham (Phantom of the Paradise) and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Death Wish), The Annihilators is a brash, no-holds-barred slice of vigilante justice from the golden age of B-movie action.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original 35mm interpostive, presented uncut in the UK for the first time
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation,
  • Original lossless mono soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • The New Heat on the Street, a new video interview with actor Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
  • In Search of Charles E. Sellier Jr., a new video interview with filmmaker David O Malley on the early career of the Annihilators director
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
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    Shopping: Link...

    1986 UK horror by Richard Franklin just released on US Blu-ray and DVD in a shortened version


    Link Here 20th May 2019
    Link is a 1986 UK horror by Richard Franklin.
    Starring Terence Stamp, Elisabeth Shue and Steven Finch. IMDb
    Uncut for original UK 15 rated cinema release. Shortened for US release, and this shortened version found its way onto UK DVD again with a 15 rating

    The running time suggests that this is the shortened US Version. See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Link

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION! An Experiment in Terror! Elisabeth Shue (The Saint, Leaving Las Vegas) and Terence Stamp (The Limey, The Real McCoy) co-star in this suspenseful horror film directed by Richard Franklin (Road Games, F/X2) and featuring a chilling score by legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith (The Omen, The Satan Bug, 100 Rifles). Young graduate student Jane Chase (Shue) becomes the new assistant to an eccentric zoology professor (Stamp) at the remote home he shares with two brilliant chimpanzees and an elderly orangutan butler named Link. But when one of the chimps is found dead and the professor mysteriously disappears, Link becomes dangerously aggressive towards Jane. Now, the time for "monkey business" is over and the true terror is about to begin.

    Special Features: -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Critic Jarret Gahan
    -Deleted workprint scenes
    -Audio interview with director Richard Franklin
    -Jerry Goldsmith demo of the LINK theme
    -Theatrical Teaser
    -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Emanuelle and Francoise...

    1975 Italy horror thriller by Joe D'Amato, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 19th May 2019
    Emanuelle e Françoise is a 1975 Italy horror thriller by Joe D'Amato.
    Starring George Eastman, Rosemarie Lindt and Annie Carol Edel. IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1977. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    Joe D'Amato's sleaze masterpiece on disc for the first time ever in America!

    On the heels of the 'official' Sylvia Kristel sequel EMMANUELLE II and a year before his own first Laura Gemser/EMANUELLE film, EuroFilth maestro Joe D'Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS) took the entire formula to new depths of depravity.

    When a cold-hearted stud (George Eastman of ANTHROPOPHAGUS infamy) drives her sister to suicide, Emanuelle (Rosemarie Lindt of SALON KITTY and WHO SAW HER DIE?) plots a seduction that includes sodomy, torture, J&B, lesbianism, cannibalism, meat cleavers and a super-groovy '70s soundtrack. Maria Rosaria Riuzzi (IMAGES IN A CONVENT) and Massimo Vanni (ZOMBIE 3 & 4) co-star in this still-extreme sex sickie - also known as EMANUELLE'S REVENGE, DEMON RAGE and BLOOD VENGEANCE - co-written by D'Amato with fellow filth maven Bruno Mattei (SHOCKING DARK) and now featuring a 2k scan from the original negative.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Three Women and a Mirror - Interview with Actress Maria Rosaria Riuzzi.
    The Other Side of the Mirror - Interview with Actor George Eastman.
    Deleted / Alternate scenes.
    Trailer.

     

     

    Shopping: The Devil's Nightmare...

    1971 Belgium / Italy horror fantasy by Jean Brismée, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 18th May 2019
    The Devil's Nightmare is a 1971 Belgium / Italy horror fantasy by Jean Brismée.
    Starring Erika Blanc, Jean Servais and Daniel Emilfork. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1972 cinema release but uncut for 18 rated VHS and DVD. In the the US the PG version is cut for lesbian sex but the MPAA Unrated version is uncut.
    UK: Passed X (18) after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2019 Black House Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    Six of seven tourists in a east European castle overnight are victims of a helper of the devil. Is Satan willing to spare their souls?

     

     

    Shopping: The Night Of The Generals...

    1967 UK / France crime war mystery by Anatole Litvak, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 17th May 2019
    The Night Of The Generals is a 1967 UK / France crime war mystery by Anatole Litvak.
    Starring Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif and Tom Courtenay. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1966. Later uncut and 15 rated for home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th May 2019
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Peter O Toole and Omar Sharif star in this powerful World War II thriller from director Anatole Litvak ( The Snake Pit; Sorry, Wrong Number ) about a Nazi general who becomes a serial killer.

    When a Polish prostitute is brutally murdered in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, her killer is identified only as a German general. For years the crime remains unsolved, until the killer strikes again, bringing this mesmerising mystery to an unforgettable finish.

    Also starring Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence and Christopher Plummer , and with a score by Maurice Jarre , The Night of the Generals is an all-star thriller from a master of the form, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray, taken from a stunning 4K restoration
    • Uncompressed LPCM audio (original mono presentation)
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Brand new and exclusive Audio Commentary by author Scott Harrison
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Limited Edition Collector s booklet featuring new writing by author Scott Harrison [2000 copies ONLY].

     

     

    Shopping: A Serbian Film...

    2010 Serbia horror mystery thriller by Srdjan Spasojevic just re-released on US DVD


    Link Here 16th May 2019
    A Serbian Film is a 2010 Serbia horror mystery thriller by Srdjan Spasojevic.
    Starring Srdjan Todorovic, Sergej Trifunovic and Jelena Gavrilovic. IMDb
    The BBFC cut 4:12s from the UK release. Uncut in the US but there is also a US version with a minute missing for an MPAA NC-17 rating. A Director's Cut was announced in June 2017 but never arrived. Banned in Australia, New Zealand and Norway.

    This release seems to be the cut NC-17 version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: A Serbian Film

    US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:
    • 2019 Invincible Pictures R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 14th May 2019

    Promotional Material

    Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life with his wife and son in tumultuous Serbia. A sudden call from his former colleague will change everything. A leading role in a new production will provide financial support to Milos and his family for the rest of their lives. A contract insists on his absolute unawareness of a script they will shoot. The director and his cohorts will stop at nothing to complete his vision. In order to escape the living cinematic hell he's put into, and save his family's life, Milos will have to sacrifice everything

     

     

    Shopping: The Deadly Bees...

    1966 UK horror mystery thriller by Freddie Francis, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 9th May 2019
    The Deadly Bees is a 1966 UK horror mystery thriller by Freddie Francis.
    Starring Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay and Guy Doleman. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1966 cinema release. 12 rated on 2019 UK Blu-ray and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, injury detail:
    • 2019 Screenbound Pictures (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 6th May 2019
    • 2019 Screenbound Pictures Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Noted British horror director Freddie Francis and author Robert Bloch, who wrote Psycho, combine their talents for this tale of terror. Pop singer Vicki Robbins (Suzanna Leigh) collapses from exhaustion and takes a vacation on a small resort island. She soon meets Mr. Hargrove (Guy Doleman), a difficult man with a failing marriage who owns the resort and keeps bees as a hobby. However, when Hargrove's wife dies from bee stings, Vicki discovers that someone on the island is breeding a strain of killer bees, and she has to find out who is responsible and what can be done before they kill again.

     

     

    Shopping: The Grand Duel...

    1972 Italy / West Germany / France western by Giancarlo Santi just released on UK Blu-ray with BBFC cuts for a horse fall


    Link Here 8th May 2019
    The Grand Duel is a 1972 Italy / West Germany / France western by Giancarlo Santi.
    Starring Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice and Jess Hahn. BBFC link IMDb
    All UK releases are cut for a horse fall. The film was rated 18 in 1988 and 15 since 2008. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Storm Rider

    UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, sexualised nudity after 5s of compulsory BBFC cuts ( 93:36s ): The BBFC commented:
    • Compulsory cut required to remove sight of a horse being tripped and falling onto its head and neck.

    Promotional Material

    The Grand Duel is an archetypal spaghetti western which boasts many of the genre s classic hallmarks including action-packed gunfights, wild stunts and an impressive climactic showdown...

    Genre stalwart Lee Van Cleef (The Big Combo, Day of Anger) stars as a gnarled ex-sheriff called Clayton who comes to the aid of young Philipp Wermeer (Alberto Dentice), a fugitive framed for the murder of a powerful figure called The Patriarch. Clayton helps Philipp fend off attacks from bounty hunters in a series of thrilling shootouts before the two make their way to Jefferson to confront three villains known as the Saxon brothers, and reveal who really killed The Patriarch.

    A complex tale of revenge penned by prolific giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi (Torso, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail), The Grand Duel benefits from a beguiling central performance from Lee Van Cleef and assured helmsmanship from Giancarlo Santi (assistant director to Sergio Leone on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West). Add to this brew a memorable and tuneful score by composer Luis Bacalov (Django, Milano Calibro 9) and the stage is set for one of the grandest of all the Italian westerns.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince
  • An Unconventional Western, a newly filmed interview with director Giancarlo Santi
  • The Last of the Great Westerns, a newly filmed interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Cowboy by Chance, an interview with the actor Alberto Dentice AKA Peter O'Brien
  • Out of the Box, a newly filmed interview with producer Ettore Rosboch
  • The Day of the Big Showdown, a newly filmed interview with assistant director Harald Buggenig
  • Saxon City Showdown, a newly filmed video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Extensive image gallery featuring stills, posters, lobby cards and home video sleeves, drawn from the Mike Siegel Archive and other collections
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kevin Grant and original reviews
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