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A Surrey council amends its cinema rules to allow for parent and baby screenings of 15 and 18 rated films


Link Here 26th May 2017
tandridge district council logoA Surrey council has introduced a policy to allow parents with babies to attend 15 and 18 rated films at cinemas in the district.

Although BBFC 15 and 18 certificates specify that nobody under that age can attend cinema screenings, councils are the ultimate authority for specifying rules and licensing conditions for cinemas in their areas.

Parents are now being offered the chance to watch 15 and 18 rated films with their young children under Tandridge District Council rules.

Some mothers and fathers in the council area had expressed their wish to watch more adult films in parent and baby cinema club screenings.

Tandridge Council has decide to enable this, in theory giving parents the opportunity to watch Quentin Tarentino's Pulp Fiction , Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick, with their children.

However council officers will decide what is and isn't appropriate viewing on a case by case basis. The council said:

It is anticipated that scenes of strong violence and gore, sex and strong threat will lead to greater concern around viewing by children of that age than will strong language, mild nudity and discriminatory content.

This approach will only apply for screenings advertised and restricted to 'parent and baby' only.

 

 Shopping: Game Of Death...

1978 Hong Kong / USA action crime thriller by Robert Clouse and Bruce Lee just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here 26th May 2017
Game Of Death Blu-ray Game Of Death is a 1978 Hong Kong / USA action crime thriller by Robert Clouse and Bruce Lee (uncredited).
Starring Bruce Lee, Gig Young and Colleen Camp. Youtube link IMDb

US: The US Version is uncut and MPAA R rated
US: The Hong Kong Version is shortened and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Shout! Factory [US + Hong Kong Versions] Collector's Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th May 2017
Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Fight scenes were substituted for banned nunchuks for VHS. Uncut for DVD. The film is uncut in the US but there also exists a shortened Hong Kong Version.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Game of Death

Promotional Material

NEW 4K SCAN AND RESTORATION FROM THE NEGATIVE! TWO DIFFERENT CUTS!

Billy Lo (Bruce Lee) is a young kung fu star with a promising career. As the leader of a syndicate known for its exploitation of entertainers, Dr. Land (Dean Jagger) jumps at the chance to capitalize on Billy's status and that of his singer girlfriend (Coleen Camp). Refusing to sign with Land, Billy's marital arts mastery is put to the test when he is brutally harassed by Land's men. In a stunning showdown, Billy must take on a group of martial arts masters in the final showdown. Tragically, Bruce Lee passed away during the production of the film. See this martial arts legend in his last role!

US Version (Rated R, 100 min.)
Mandarin/Cantonese Version (Not Rated, 90 min.)

Special Features

DISC ONE:
- The U.S. Version (100 minutes)
- NEW 4K transfer from the inter-negative
- Audio Commentary with Asian Film expert Mike Leeder
- Game of Death Revisited
- Game of Death Locations
- Outtake Montage
- Deleted Scenes
- Alternate Opening and Ending
- Bloopers
- Theatrical Trailers
- Still Gallery
- Japanese Print in HD
DISC TWO:
- The Mandarin/Cantonese Version (90 minutes)
- NEW 4K transfer from the inter-negative
- NEW Trailer Gallery

 

  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul...

BBFC advised category cuts required for a U rated cinema release


Link Here 23rd May 2017
Poster Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Long H 2017 David Bowers Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is a 2017 USA family comedy by David Bowers.
Starring Alicia Silverstone, Charlie Wright and Tom Everett Scott. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed U for very mild bad language, rude humour after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:

  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that it was likely to be classified 12A but that their preferred U classification could be achieved by removing a single use of discriminatory language ('spaz'). When the film was submitted for formal classification that word had been replaced with a less offensive term ('dork') and the film was classified U.
Summary Notes

A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention. This family cross-country adventure turns into an experience the Heffleys will never forget.

 

  The Rookie...

Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge reveals the BBFC cinema cuts for a 15 rating


Link Here 23rd May 2017
edge the rookie The Rookie is a 1990 USA action crime comedy by Clint Eastwood.
Starring Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen and Raul Julia. BBFC link IMDb

The film was cut in the UK for a BBFC 15 rated cinema release.

See these cuts in Cutting Edge Quick Trims video on YouTube

 

 Shopping: Dawn of the Dead...

2004 USA / Canada / Japan / France action horror thriller by Zack Snyder just released on US DVD


Link Here 23rd May 2017
Dawn of the Dead DVD Dawn of the Dead is a 2004 USA / Canada / Japan / France action horror thriller by Zack Snyder.
Starring Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames and Mekhi Phifer. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Universal Studios Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 16th May 2017
Censorship History
The film was cut in the US for the R rated theatrical release. This cut version was released in the UK for cinema and first DVD. In 2004 the Director's Cut was released. It is uncut and 18 rated in the UK but is cut in the US.

The unrated US R1 version and US Blu-ray are strangely censored in the scene of the topless female zombie who walks out in front of Anna's jeep. Her naked breasts have been obscured by fake looking digitally added blood on the windscreen.

It is not confirmed that this 2017 release suffers these same cuts.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Dawn of the Dead

Promotional Material

Packed with more blood, more gore, and more bone-chilling, jaw-dropping thrills, Dawn of the Dead Unrated Director's Cut is the version too terrifying to be shown in theaters! Starring Mekhi Phifer, Ving Rhames and Sarah Polley in an edgy, electrifying thrill-ride.When a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive…and human.

 

 Shopping: Legend...

1985 USA/UK romance by Ridley Scott, Director's Cut just released on US DVD


Link Here 23rd May 2017
Legend DVD Legend is a 1985 USA/UK romance by Ridley Scott.
Starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara and Tim Curry. IMDb

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

  • 2017 Universal Studios Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 16th May 2017
Versions
Exists in 3 versions. A Director's Cut, A European Version and a shortened US Version.

Promotional Material

Legend, from director Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator), is a visually stunning fantasy-adventure in which pure good and evil battle to the death amidst spectacular surroundings. Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story stars Tom Cruise as a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lily (Mia Sara) and defeat the demonic Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry) or the world will be plunged into a never-ending ice age!

 

 Shopping: Army of Darkness...

1992 USA comedy horror fantasy by Sam Raimi just released on US DVD in the cut Theatrical Version


Link Here 21st May 2017
Army of Darkness - Screwhead Edition DVD Army of Darkness is a 1992 USA comedy horror fantasy by Sam Raimi.
Starring Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz and Marcus Gilbert. Youtube link IMDb

US: The Theatrical Version was cut for an MPAA R rating for:

  • 2017 Universal Screwehead Edition R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 16th May 2017
US Censorship History
Cut in the US for an R rating but not in Europe. The European Version also features a downbeat ending compared with the upbeat US ending. Later issued with extra material for a Director's Cut, still with 2 variant endings. There also exists a TV version.

Promotional Material

All primitive screwheads, listen up! Cult superstar Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) reunites with director Sam Raimi (Drag Me to Hell, Spider-Man) to battle the deadly forces of evil in Army of Darkness - the outrageous, effects-fueled action epic that will make you scream with fear and laughter. Forced to lead a makeshift Dark Ages army against the demonic Deadites, who possess all the deadly magic of hell, the shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed, reluctant 20th century time traveler Ash (Campbell) must save the living from the dead, rescue his medieval girlfriend and get back to his own time. One of the most popular horror comedies of all time, now digitally remastered and loaded with bonus features, Army of Darkness Screwhead Edition is drop-dead fun!

 

 Shopping: The Wolfman...

2010 USA horror fantasy thriller by Joe Johnston just released on US DVD in 2 versions


Link Here 21st May 2017
The Wolfman DVD The Wolfman is a 2010 USA horror fantasy thriller by Joe Johnston.
Starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Universal [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 16th May 2017
Versions
Exists as a Director's Cut and Theatrical Version. Both are included in this release.

Promotional Material

Academy Award winners Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Benicio Del Toro (Traffic) tear up the screen in this action-packed thriller. Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro) is lured back to his family estate to investigate the savage murder of his brother by a bloodthirsty beast. There, Talbot must confront his childhood demons, his estranged father (Hopkins), his brother's grieving fiancée (Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada) and a suspicious Scotland Yard Inspector (Hugo Weaving, The Matrix Trilogy). When Talbot is bitten by the creature, he becomes eternally cursed and soon discovers a fate far worse than death. Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins.

 

 Shopping: Heat...

1995 USA action crime thriller by Michael Mann, the Director's Cut is just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 18th May 2017
Heat Blu-ray Heat is a 1995 USA action crime thriller by Michael Mann.
Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer. BBFC link IMDb

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

Versions

Uncut and 15 rated by the BBFC for all releases. Blu-ray releases include a couple of minor alterations by the director. The film is uncut and R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Lt. Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score. Neil and Vincent are similar in many ways, including their troubled personal lives. At a crucial moment in his life, Neil disobeys the dictum taught to him long ago by his criminal mentor--'Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner'--as he falls in love. Thus the stage is set for the suspenseful ending....

 

 Shopping: Heat...

1995 USA action crime thriller by Michael Mann, the Director's Cut is just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 18th May 2017
Heat Blu-ray Heat is a 1995 USA action crime thriller by Michael Mann.
Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer. BBFC link IMDb

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

Versions

Uncut and 15 rated by the BBFC for all releases. Blu-ray releases include a couple of minor alterations by the director. The film is uncut and R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Lt. Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score. Neil and Vincent are similar in many ways, including their troubled personal lives. At a crucial moment in his life, Neil disobeys the dictum taught to him long ago by his criminal mentor--'Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner'--as he falls in love. Thus the stage is set for the suspenseful ending....

 

 Shopping: Fifty Shades Darker...

2017 USA romance by James Foley just released on US DVD and Blu-ray with an Unrated Version


Link Here 16th May 2017
Fifty Shades Darker - Unrated Edition DVD Fifty Shades Darker - Unrated Edition is a 2017 USA romance by James Foley.
Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and Bella Heathcote. BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Universal [Theatrical + Unmasked] R0 4k Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon released on 8th May 2017
  • 2017 Universal [Theatrical + Unmasked] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 8th May 2017
  • 2017 Universal [Theatrical + Unmasked] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 8th May 2017
  • Universal VoD [US only] at US Amazon released on 8th May 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

Promotional Material

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades phenomenon. When a wounded Christian tries to entice a cautious Anastasia back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian's past start to circle the couple. Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) and Elena Lincoln (Kim Basinger) join the cast, determined to destroy the couple's hopes for a future together. This time there are no rules.

 

 Shopping: Phenomena...

1984 Italian Sci-Fi horror film by Dario Argento, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray with 3 versions


Link Here 14th May 2017
Phenomena Limited Edition Blu-ray Phenomena is a 1984 Italian Sci-Fi horror film by Dario Argento.
With Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence and Daria Nicolodi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2017 Arrow Limited Edition [Italian + International + Creepers Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 8th May 2017
Versions and UK Censorship History
Exists in three versions, a shortened version, a Director's Cut and an Integral Version. Furthermore the shortened version was further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases. The cuts were waived for DVD releases of the Director's Cut and Integral Version.

Promotional Material

From master of horror Dario Argento (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) comes Phenomena one of his most eccentric and unique thrillers, featuring telepathic insects, maggots galore, and even a razor-wielding chimp!

Jennifer Corvino (Jennifer Connelly, Labyrinth), daughter of a world-renowned movie star, arrives in the so-called Swiss Transylvania to attend an exclusive girls school. However, a vicious killer is targeting the pupils, and sleepwalker Jennifer finds herself in the assassin s headlights when her nocturnal wanderings cause her to witness the death of a fellow pupil. Aided by paraplegic etymologist John McGregor (Donald Pleasence, Halloween) and her own uncanny ability to communicate telepathically with insects, Jennifer sets out to track down the killer before she herself becomes the latest victim...

Released in 1985, towards the end of Argento s decade-long golden age as a director, Phenomena co-stars Dalila Di Lazarro (Flesh for Frankenstein), Patrick Bauchau (Clear and Present Danger) and Daria Nicolodi (Tenebrae), and features lush cinematography by Romano Albani (Inferno) and a pounding prog rock score by Goblin (Deep Red, Suspiria). Presented here in a sumptuous new 4K restoration of the film and a newly created hybrid English/Italian audio track on the full length 116-minute Italian version, this is the definitive release of Argento s creepy classic.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all three versions of the film: the 116-minute Italian, 110-minute international and 83-minute Creepers cuts
  • New 5.1 surround mixes of the Italian (116-minute) and English (110-minute) soundtracks in lossless DTS-HD Master Audio, derived from the original 4-channel Dolby Stereo elements
  • New hybrid English/Italian soundtrack for the 116-minute version in lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo*
  • Italian soundtrack for the 116-minute version in lossless PCM 2.0 stereo
  • English soundtrack for the 110-minute version in lossless PCM 2.0 stereo
  • English soundtrack for the 83-minute version in lossless PCM 1.0 mono
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
  • The Three Sarcophagi, a new visual essay by Michael Mackenzie comparing the different cuts of Phenomena
  • Of Flies and Maggots, a new feature-length documentary including interviews with Dario Argento, actors Fiore Argento, Davide Marotta, Daria Nicolodi and Fiorenza Tessari, co-writer Franco Ferrini, cinematographer Romano Albani, production manager Angelo Jacono, assistant director Michele Soavi, special optical effects artist Luigi Cozzi, special makeup effects artist Sergio Stivaletti and more
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Jennifer music video, directed by Dario Argento
  • Rare Japanese vintage pressbook
  • Remastered soundtrack CD featuring the complete Goblin instrumental soundtrack, plus four bonus tracks by Simon Boswell and Andi Sex Gang
  • Limited edition 60-page booklet containing new writing by Mikel J. Koven, Rachael Nisbet and Leonard Jacobs
  • Limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp

* The 116-minute Italian cut features approximately six minutes of footage for which English audio does not exist. In these instances, the hybrid track reverts to Italian audio with English subtitles.

 

 Shopping: Revenge in the House of Usher...

1983 Spain / France horror by Jesús Franco just released on UK DVD in a reworked version after an initial flop


Link Here 14th May 2017
Revenge in the House of Usher DVD Revenge in the House of Usher is a 1983 Spain / France horror by Jesús Franco.
Starring Howard Vernon, Antonio Mayans and Lina Romay. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate horror for:

  • 2017 Screenbound/Black House Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 8th May 2017
Versions
The original Director's Cut was not well received at film festivals. Franco therefore reworked the film with new scenes. This version also flopped in Spanish cinemas. The distributors Eurocine stepped in to produce the final version that has been distributed ever since. It features new scenes and a significant rework to the narrative.

Promotional Material

Dr. Alan Harker rides to the crumbling castle of his former university professor, Dr. Eric Usher, to find the old man caught in the grip of paranoia, his mind eroded by his ongoing attempts to resurrect his comatose daughter Melissa with the blood of abducted women. As he nears inevitable death, Usher enters a twilight world that exists between life and death, where he is met by some unsavoury souls.

 

 Shopping: Brain Damage...

1988 USA comedy horror by Frank Henenlotter, once cut by the MPAA and BBFC, just released on UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo


Link Here 11th May 2017
Brain Damage Limited Edition Blu-ray Brain Damage is a 1988 USA comedy horror by Frank Henenlotter.
Starring Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald and Jennifer Lowry. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2017 Arrow Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 8th May 2017

Reviews

Censorship History
Originally cut for an R rated release in the US. Later the uncut Unrated version was released in the US. This Unrated version was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1988 cinema and VHS releases. The uncut version was later passed 18 uncut for 2007 for DVD.

Promotional Material

IT S A HEADACHE FROM HELL!

From Frank Henenlotter, the man behind such cult horror favourites as Basket Case and Frankenhooker, comes Brain Damage the ultimate head-trip, now finally on Blu-ray!

Meet Elmer. He s your local, friendly parasite with the ability to induce euphoric hallucinations in his hosts. But these LSD-like trips come with a hefty price tag. When young Brian comes under Elmer s addictive spell, it s not long before he finds himself scouring the city streets in search of his parasite s preferred food source brains!

Featuring late TV horror host John Zacherley as the voice of Elmer, Brain Damage boasts some of the most astonishing bad taste gore-gags ever realized, including the notorious brain-pulling sequence and a b***-job that ends with a distinctly unconventional climax.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Mono and 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround Audio Options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Isolated Score
  • Brand new audio commentary by writer-director Frank Henenlotter
  • Listen to the Light: The Making of Brain Damage brand new documentary featuring interviews with actor Rick Herbst, producer Edgar Ievins, editor James Kwei, first assistant director Gregory Lamberson, visual effects supervisor Al Magliochetti and makeup artist Dan Frye
  • The Effects of Brain Damage FX artist and creator of Elmer Gabe Bartalos looks back at his iconic effects work on the film
  • Animating Elmer featurette looking at the contributions of visual effects supervisor Al Magliochetti
  • Karen Ogle: A Look Back stills photographer, script supervisor and assistant editor Karen Ogle recalls her fond memories of working on Brain Damage
  • Elmer s Turf: The NYC Locations of Brain Damage featurette revisiting the film s original shooting locations
  • Tasty Memories: A Brain Damage Obsession an interview with superfan Adam Skinner
  • Brain Damage Q&A with Frank Henenlotter recorded at the 2016 Offscreen Film Festival
  • Image Galleries
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Bygone Behemoth animated short by Harry Chaskin, featuring a brief appearance by John Zacherle in his final onscreen credit
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
  • Limited Edition O-card with exclusive artwork
  • Collector s Booklet with new writing on the film by Michael Gingold, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
  •  

      A longer wick...

    The uncut version of John Wick 2 looks set for UK and Irish home video, at least for Blu-ray


    Link Here 9th May 2017
    John Wick: Chapter 2 Blu-ray John Wick: Chapter 2 is a 2017 USA action crime thriller by Chad Stahelski.
    Starring Ruby Rose, Keanu Reeves and Bridget Moynahan. BBFC link IMDb

    In this next chapter following the 2015 hit, legendary hitman John Wick [Keanu Reeves] is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world's deadliest killers.

    Previously the UK cinema release suffered BBFC category cuts for a 15 rating. The BBFC commented at the time:

    Company chose to reduce bloody injury detail in a suicide scene in order to obtain a 15 classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 18 classification was available.

    Presumably the cut UK Theatrical Version was then passed 16 for frequent strong bloody violence for cinema release in Ireland.

    Now the Irish film censors at IFCO have revealed that the Uncut Version will be released on Home Video with an 18 rating. The IFCO websites notes that it has passed both the cut and uncut versions for 18 rated home video with the cut version noted with a PAL running time (suggesting DVD) and an NTSC running time for the uncut version (suggesting Blu-ray).

    AS DVD and Blu-ray releases are generally shared with the UK, then we can assume that the uncut version will soon appear on the BBFC website.

     

     Shopping: The Other Hell...

    1981 Italy horror thriller by Bruno Mattei, cut by the BBFC, just released on US DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 8th May 2017
    The Other Hell DVD The Other Hell (L'altro inferno) is a 1981 Italy horror thriller by Bruno Mattei (as Stefan Oblowsky).
    Starring Franca Stoppi, Carlo De Mejo and Francesca Carmeno. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Severin Films R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th April 2017
    • 2017 Severin Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th April 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1981 X rated cinema release and 1995 18 rated VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Bruno Mattei's Nunsploitation Classic
    Now Uncut & Uncensored In HD
    For The First Time Ever!

    At the peak of his '80s excess, Italian sleaze maestro Bruno Mattei using the alias Stefan Oblowsky stunned audiences with this Nunsploitation shocker about a series of brutal murders in a depraved convent. And while his cinematic legacy may remain controversial, Mattei delivers a surprisingly stylized yet undeniably blasphemous orgy of stabbings, stigmata, Satanism, violence and graphic savagery that ranks among his very best. Franca Stoppi (THE TRUE STORY OF THE NUN OF MONZA), Carlo De Mejo (WOMEN'S PRISON MASSACRE) and Franco Garofalo (HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD) star in this nugget written by the notorious Claudio Fragasso (RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR, TROLL 2) and featuring a score borrowed from Goblin , newly transferred from a 35mm print discovered behind a false wall in a Bologna nunnery!

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Co-Director/Co-Writer Claudio Fragasso Moderated By Freak-O-Rama's Federico Caddeo
    • Sister Franca: Interview With Actress Franca Stoppi
    • To Hell And Back: Archive Interviews With Director Bruno Mattei and Actor Carlo De Mejo

     

     Shopping: Madhouse...

    1981 Italy / USA video nasty by Ovidio G Assonitis set for UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 12th June 2017


    Link Here 5th May 2017
    Madhouse DVDBlu-rayCombo Madhouse (aka And When She Was Bad) is a 1981 Italy / USA horror by Ovidio G Assonitis (as Oliver Hellman).
    Starring Trish Everly, Michael MacRae and Dennis Robertson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 12th June 2017
    Video Nasty

    Initially released uncut on 1983 VHS but was soon re-released with cuts due the video nasties panic. The film was banned as a video nasty anyway. It was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 2004 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    MANY PEOPLE VISIT ... NO ONE EVER LEAVES.

    Helmed by legendary producer/director Ovidio Assonitis, the man behind such cult favourites as The Visitor and Piranha II: The Spawning, Madhouse is a crimson-soaked tale of sibling rivalry taken to a terrifying and bloody extreme.

    Julia has spent her entire adult life trying to forget the torment she suffered at the hands of her twisted twin Mary... but Mary hasn t forgotten. Escaping hospital, where she s recently been admitted with a horrific, disfiguring illness, Julia s sadistic sister vows to exact a particularly cruel revenge on her sibling this year promising a birthday surprise that she ll never forget.

    An Italian production shot entirely in Savannah, Georgia, Madhouse (aka And When She Was Bad and There Was a Little Girl) fuses slasher elements with the over-the-top excess of 80s Italian terror resulting in a cinematic bloodbath so gut-wrenching that the British authorities saw fit to outlaw it as a video nasty .

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition presentations
  • Original Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Theatrical Trailer, newly transferred in HD
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing on the film
  •  

     Shopping: Double Exposure...

    1983 US crime drama by William Byron Hillman just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 4th May 2017
    Double Exposure Blu-rayCombo Double Exposure is a 1983 US crime drama by William Byron Hillman.
    With Michael Callan, Joanna Pettet and James Stacy. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) Combo at US Amazon released on 25th April 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Vinegar Syndrome specializes in the masterful restoration and distribution of cult, horror, and erotic films from the 1960s-90s.

     

     Shopping: Fifty Shades Darker...

    2017 USA erotic romance by James Foley set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 26th June 2017


    Link Here 2nd May 2017
    Fifty Shades Darker Unmasked Edition DVD + Digital Copy DVD Fifty Shades Darker is a 2017 USA erotic romance by James Foley.
    Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and Bella Heathcote. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong sex for:
    UK:
    The Extended/Unmasked/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex for:

    • 2017 Universal [Theatrical + Unmasked] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th June 2017
    • 2017 Universal [Theatrical + Unmasked] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th June 2017
    • 2017 Universal Pictures [Fifty Shades of Grey Unseen + Darker Unmasked] 4k RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
    • 2017 Universal [50 Shades Grey Unseen + 50 Shades Darker Unmasked] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th June 2017
    • 2017 Universal [50 Shades Grey Unseen + 50 Shades Darker Unmasked] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th June 2017
    Versions
    The Theatrical Version is 18 rated in the UK and R rated in the US, but was banned in India. An Unmasked extended version version is MPAA Unrated in the US and 18 rated in the UK.

    Promotional Material

    While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.

    Bonus: THEATRICAL VERSION EXTENDED/ UNRATED VERSION DELETED SCENES TEASE TO FIFTY SHADES FREED 360 EXPERIENCES BEHIND THE SCENES WITH DIRECTOR E.L JAMES AND CAST MEMBERS

     

     Shopping: Adult Fairy Tales...

    1978 USA softcore musical by Harry Hurwitz, Director's Cut just released on UK DVD


    Link Here 2nd May 2017
    Adult Fairy Tales DVD Adult Fairy Tales is a 1978 USA softcore musical by Harry Hurwitz (as Harry Tampa).
    Starring Don Sparks, Sy Richardson and Irwin Corey. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    UK Censorship History
    The Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1979. There is an uncut Director's Cut released in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Little Bo Peep, Old King Cole, Little Tommy Tucker, Snow White, and many others, have all grown up and are ready for action! These enchanting characters from beloved nursery rhymes sing, dance, lust, and romance their way through this hilarious, naughty, and twisted tale where music, mirth, and merriment are the rule of the day. In a clothing optional land of make believe where everything is possible! See "Scream Queen" Linnea Quigley star in her first feature role in this erotic musical funfest!!

    Extras:
    Audio Commentary by writer Frank Ray Perilli and producer Charles Band

     

     Shopping: Phantasm 1-5 Limited Edition Blu-ray Collection...

    USA Sci-Fi horror fantasy by Don Coscarelli just released on UK Blu-ray with a history of US cuts


    Link Here 29th April 2017
    Phantasm 1-5 - Limited Edition Blu-ray Collection Blu-ray Phantasm 1-5 - Limited Edition Blu-ray Collection by Don Coscarelli, consisting of:
    • Phantasm
    • Phantasm II
    • Phantasm III
    • Phantasm IV
    • Phantasm: Ravager

    There is also a US release

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2017 Arrow Phantasm 1-5 Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th April 2017
    Phantasm is a 1979 USA Sci-Fi horror fantasy by Don Coscarelli.
    Starring A Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Reggie Bannister. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version has been released worldwide ever since.
    Phantasm II is a 1988 USA horror sci-fi by Don Coscarelli.
    With James LeGros, Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. All subsequent worldwide releases have been this cut version including BBFC 18 rated cinema release, VHS and DVD.

    Phantasm III is a 1994 US horror by Don Coscarelli.
    With Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin and Bill Thornbury. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This version was BBFC 18 rated for VHS and DVD. The cuts were later restored for the MPAA Unrated Director's Cut which was passed 15 for 2005 DVD in the UK.

    The final 2 films in the series are uncut.

    Promotional Material

    Few horror movie franchises are as iconic as Don Coscarelli s Phantasm series. From its deadly flying silver spheres through to its hooded dwarf minions, and of course, the towering figure of arch villain The Tall Man himself, the imagery conjured up by the Phantasm films remains etched in the psyche of genre fans everywhere.

    Beginning with the 1979 original through to 2016 s Phantasm: Ravager, the five films which make up the Phantasm series follow the young Mike Baldwin as he battles against the enigmatic Tall Man - an extraterrestrial being intent on harvesting the human race as slaves for his home planet. Aided by friend Reggie and his trusty four-barrelled shotgun, Mike resolves to vanquish the Tall Man before he wipes out humanity altogether.

    Brought together for the first time on Blu-ray - including a stunning new 4K restoration of the original Phantasm overseen by J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek Into Darkness) - the Phantasm series is back with added balls!

    LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL PHEATURES

  • All 5 Phantasm movies together on Blu-ray for the first time!
  • Limited Edition Bonus Disc featuring Exclusive Pheatures
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all films
  • Exclusive 152-page book with new writing on the Phantasm universe from Kim Newman and Bill Ackerman alongside a wealth of archive material, all fully illustrated with original stills and posters
  • Replica Phantasm Sphere
  • Limited Edition Packaging with newly-commissioned artwork from Gary Pullin

    PHANTASM (REMASTERED)

  • Phantasm: Remastered 2016 Theatrical Version
  • Original Theatrical Mono or Remastered 5.1 Surround Options
  • Phantasm: Remastered 2016 Los Angeles Premiere Audience Track Join the audience of die-hard fans as they experience the restored classic for the first time!
  • Archive audio commentary with director/writer Don Coscarelli and actors A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Angus Scrimm
  • Reflections of Fear: Realising Phantasm brand new pheaturette looking back at the making of Phantasm, including new interviews with cast and crew
  • Behind-the-Scenes footage with commentary by Don Coscarelli and Reggie Bannister
  • 1979 TV interview with Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Original Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Stills Gallery

    PHANTASM II, PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD, PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION, PHANTASM: RAVAGER

  • Various commentaries with director/writer Don Coscarelli and actors
  • Brand new pheaturettes!
  • Original Trailers
  • TV Spots'
  • Stills Gallery's
  • And many more!

    BONUS DISC

  • Phantasmagoria - pheature-length documentary covering the original Phantasm through to Phantasm IV: Oblivion, including interviews with key cast and crew members
  • Phantasmagorical Tour - actor Reggie Bannister hosts a tour of some of the key filming locations from Phantasm

    PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

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     Shopping: City of the Dead...

    1960 UK horror mystery thriller by John Llewellyn Moxey just released on UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo with 2 versions


    Link Here 29th April 2017
    City of the Dead Blu-rayCombo City of the Dead is a 1960 UK horror mystery thriller by John Llewellyn Moxey (as John Moxey).
    Starring Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis and Christopher Lee. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Special Edition [Uncut + US versions] (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) Combo at UK Amazon released on 24th April 2017
    US Censorship History
    Exists as the Extended Original Version and a cut US Version.

    Both are included in this release

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: City of the Living Dead

    Promotional Material

    IN WHITEWOOD, TIME STANDS STILL...

    Christopher Lee was already a horror icon when he started filming The City of the Dead in 1959. Having played Frankenstein s Monster, Count Dracula and The Mummy for Hammer, this new picture would allow him to extend his range to the American Gothic and witchcraft in a small New England village...

    Lee plays Professor Driscoll, an authority on the occult who persuades one of his students (Venetia Stevenson) to research his hometown, Whitewood, once the site of witch burnings in the 17th century. Booking herself into the Raven s Inn, she soon learns that devil worship among the locals hasn t been consigned to the past.

    Produced by future Amicus founders Milton Subotsky and Max Rosenberg, and beautifully shot by Desmond Dickinson (whose credits ranged from Laurence Olivier s Hamlet to Horrors of the Black Museum), The City of the Dead is a wonderfully atmospheric and still shocking slice of horror that stands firmly alongside with its Hammer contemporaries.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • New 4K digital restoration by the Cohen Film Collection and the BFI
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of two versions of the film: The City of the Dead and the alternative US cut, Horror Hotel
  • Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by film critic Jonathan Rigby, author of English Gothic: Classic Horror Cinema 1897-2015 and Christopher Lee: An Authorised Screen History, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by Vic Pratt

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     Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 66 Part 1...


    Link Here 26th April 2017
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs DVD The classification of remakes of children's cartoons

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

     Shopping: Crimson...

    1976 Spain/France horror by Juan Fortuny just released on UK DVD in the uncut and longer French version


    Link Here 26th April 2017
    Crimson DVD Crimson is a 1976 Spain/France horror by Juan Fortuny.
    With Paul Naschy, Silvia Solar and Olivier Mathot. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 Screenbound/Black House Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 17th April 2017
    Censorship History
    The English Version was cut in the US and was further cut by the BBFC for 1985 18 rated VHS. The BBFC cuts were later waived for 2004 DVD. The French uncut version was passed 18 by the BBFC for 2017 DVD

    Promotional Material

    When a robbery goes horribly wrong and their leader, Jack is shot in the head, a group of criminals go to extreme measures to save their friends life. With the help of a local doctor the gang devise a uniquely plan - to kill their worst enemy, throw his body in front of a train and use the brain from the severed head as a transplant! The operation is a success, all seems well...that is until the brains former owner starts living out his murderous past.

     

     Shopping: Nekromantik 2...

    1991 Germany horror by Jörg Buttgereit set for UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 3rd July 2017


    Link Here 23rd April 2017
    Nekromantik 2 Blu-ray Nekromantik 2 is a 1991 Germany horror by Jörg Buttgereit.
    Starring Monika M, Mark Reeder and Lena Braun. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 3rd July 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Not released in the UK for fear of censorship from 1991-2015. Passed 18 uncut for DVD in August 2015. There exists a n extended version in Germany.

    Promotional Material

    THE RETURN OF THE LOVING DEAD

    Monika isn t like other young women. She shares her small flat with Rob, a recently disinterred corpse which serves as the object of her affections. But then she meets good-natured Mark, and soon finds herself torn between the prospect of a normal life with a living, breathing partner and her overwhelming desire for her rotting bed-fellow.

    Once prosecuted in its native Germany for glorifying violence , Jörg Buttgereit s follow-up to his ground-breaking Nekromantik is just as shocking as its reputation would suggest. But it s also a profoundly moving (if decidedly twisted) love story, and a thought provoking meditation on the nature of life and death.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition transfer approved by director Jörg Buttgereit
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio commentary with Buttgereit, co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen and actors Monika M. and Mark Reeder
  • Introduction to the film with Buttgereit, Reeder, Monika M. and producer Manfred Jelinski
  • Masters of Life and Death a brand new documentary looking at the film s production and release history, featuring interviews with Buttgereit, Reeder, Monika M. and Jelinski
  • City of the Loving Dead a walking tour of some of the original Berlin locations with Reeder and Jelinski
  • Necropolis: Jörg Buttgereit s Berlin film scholar Dr. Marcus Stiglegger on the significance of the German capital as the backdrop for Nekromantik 2
  • The Making of Nekromantik 2 vintage documentary viewable with two different audio tracks: an English track comprising audio interviews with Buttgereit, Rodenkirchen and Monika M., and a German track featuring radio interviews with Buttgereit and Rodenkirchen, with optional English subtitles
  • Nekro Waltz: The Music of Nekromantik 2 Reeder discusses his work on the film s score
  • Outtakes Reel
  • Nekromantik 2 Livekonzert footage from the 20th anniversary Nekromantik 2 concert, with Monika M. and friends performing the live score
  • Nekromantik 2 Livekonzert the complete 20-track audio recording of the concert [BD/DVD-ROM content]
  • Two Buttgereit short films: Bloody Excess in the Leader s Bunker (Blutige Exzesse im Führerbunker, 1982) and A Moment of Silence at the Grave of Ed Gein (2012)
  • Two Buttgereit-directed music videos: Rise Up by Die Krupps (1997), starring Monika M., and Die Frau in der Musik by Stereo Total (2007)
  • Complete collection of Buttgereit feature film trailers
  • Extensive image gallery
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     Shopping: The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave...

    1971 Italy horror mystery by Emilio Miraglia, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 23rd April 2017
    The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave Blu-ray The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave is a 1971 Italy horror mystery by Emilio Miraglia.
    With Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti and Erika Blanc. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 17th April 2017
    • 2017 Arrow Special Edition (R2) DVD at UK Amazon released on 17th April 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1972 cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated for 2016 home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US

    Promotional Material

    At the height of the Italian giallo boom of the early 1970s, scores of filmmakers turned their hand to crafting their own unique takes on these lurid murder-mystery thrillers. In The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, director Emilio P. Miraglia (The Red Queen Kills Seven Times) melds the giallo s trademark twisty whodunit storytelling with gothic chills, concocting a gripping horror/thriller hybrid. Troubled aristocrat Alan Cunningham (Anthony Steffen, Django the B*stard), haunted by the death of his first wife Evelyn, tries to move on by marrying the seductive Gladys (Marina Malfatti, All the Colours of the Dark). Marital bliss is short-lived, however, as various relatives meet untimely and gruesome deaths, prompting speculation that a vengeful Evelyn has risen from the grave... Populated by an array of Euro cult stars, including Giacomo Rossi Stuart (Caltiki the Immortal Monster) and the unforgettable Erika Blank (Kill, Baby... Kill!), and featuring a lush lounge score by giallo maestro Bruno Nicolai, The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave offers up a beguiling, unique and downright insane twist on a familiar formula.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless DTS-HD Master Audio) 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 Troy Howarth Exclusive introduction by Erika Blanc New interview with critic Stephen Thrower The Night Erika Came Out of the Grave exclusive interview with Erika Blanc The Whip and the Body archival interview with Erika Blanc Still Rising from the Grave archival interview with production designer Lorenzo Baraldi Original Italian theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx

     

     Shopping: Ironmaster...

    1983 Italy / France action adventure by Umberto Lenzi just released on UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo with BBFC cuts for animal cruelty


    Link Here 21st April 2017
    Ironmaster Blu-ray Ironmaster is a 1983 Italy / France action adventure by Umberto Lenzi (as Humphrey Milestone).
    Starring Sam Pasco, Elvire Audray and George Eastman. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, injury detail after 8s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

    • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray/r2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 10th April 2017
    The BBFC commented:
    • Compulsory cuts were required to remove a depiction of animal cruelty, in the case the killing of a boar.

    UK Censorship History

    Cut by the BBFC in 1986 for 15 rated VHS and again in 2017 for DVD/Blu-ray.. Released 15 uncut in Denmark.

    Promotional Material

    At the dawn of time, the discovery of the world s first weapon unleashes primitive man s violent and cruel nature. After being exiled from his village, Ela (bodybuilder Sam Pasco in his only film role), teams up with a group of fellow barbarians to help stop his power-hungry brother, Vood (George Eastman, Absurd), from his brutal quest for world domination. Experience the brutal evolution of mankind through the eyes of the notorious Umberto Lenzi, under the supervision of legendary producer Luciano Martino (Blastfighter), as he delivers a shocking, yet thoroughly entertaining, slice of B-movie fantasy. Ironmaster is presented in glorious HD for the first time in the UK thanks to loin-clothed freaks at 88 Films!

    Extras:
    Antonello & Ginacarlo Interview
    George Eastman Interview
    Umberto Lenzi Interview

     

     Shopping: 2019: After the Fall of New York...

    1983 Italy / France action Sci-Fi horror by Sergio Martino, previously cut, now just released uncut on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 20th April 2017
    2019: After the Fall of New York Blu-ray 2019: After the Fall of New York is a 1983 Italy / France action Sci-Fi horror by Sergio Martino (as Martin Dolman).
    Starring Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier and George Eastman. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, injury detail with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1987 18 rated VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2017 DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    After the nuclear holocaust, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal ( Michael Sopkiw) is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City and rescue the only fertile woman left on Earth. But with all the obstacles ahead, he will need to count on Big Ape (George Eastman), and the mysterious Ratchet (Puppo) to accomplish the mission, and save the human race from extinction. Released for the first ever time on disc, Sergio Martino's seminal, post-apocalyptic classic comes home, transferred from the original negative and presented in its original scope aspect ratio for the first time ever. Starring Michael Sopkiw (Blastfighter), George Eastman (Anthropophagous), Al Yamanouchi (Endgame), and Romano Puppo (Escape from the Bronx), and benefiting from an amazing synth score by Guido and Maurizio De Angelis (Oliver Onions), revel in what is often considered a neglected genre, the post nuke film. From the explosions & the Rat King to the cardboard cutout New York skyline, sit back and don't jaw with anyone who won't identify themselves.....

    Extras:
    Interview with Director Sergio Martino
    Interview with Massimo Anotello Galeng
    Joint interview with Massimo Anotnello Galeng and Ginacarlo Marin
    Reversible Sleeve with Alternate Artwork

     

     Shopping: Brotherhood of Blades...

    2014 China action film by Yang Lu just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray with BBFC cuts for animal cruelty


    Link Here 20th April 2017
    Brotherhood of Blades Blu-ray Brotherhood of Blades (Xiu chun dao) is a 2014 China action film by Yang Lu.
    Starring Chen Chang, Shih-Chieh Chin and Dong-xue Li. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence after 5s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

    • 2017 Second Sight Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th April 2017
    • 2017 Second Sight Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th April 2017
    The BBFC commented:
    • Compulsory cut required to remove a scene of animal cruelty (a horse being tripped) in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy.

    Promotional Material

    Described as one of the best martial arts films of the last 30 years (Blood Brothers). Brotherhood of Blades tells an epic tale of power struggles, betrayal and conspiracies during the final years of the Ming Dynasty. When three elite Assassins are tasked by the Emperor to eliminate a powerful enemy and his loyal followers, they find themselves pulled into in a treacherous conspiracy which can only lead to a bloody battle for the Empire.

     

     Shopping: I Drink Your Blood...

    1970 USA horror by David E Durston set for UK Blu-ray release on 10th July 2017


    Link Here 18th April 2017
    I Drink Your Blood Blu-ray I Drink Your Blood is a 1970 USA horror by David E Durston (as David Durston).
    Starring Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Jadin Wong and Rhonda Fultz. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

    • 2017 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th July 2017
    Censorship History
    Notably the first US movie awarded on MPAA X rating for 1970 cinema release. The distributors then screened it in various cut and uncut versions claiming an R rating. Uncut on US home video. Passed 18 uncut for the film's first ever video release in 2017.

    Promotional Material

    A group of hippies wreak havoc on a small town and a young boy, whose grandfather and sister were attacked by them, decides to get even, with deadly results.

     

     Shopping: Demented...

    1980 USA crime horror thriller by Arthur Jeffreys, once seized by UK police, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 18th April 2017
    Demented Blu-ray Demented is a 1980 USA crime horror thriller by Arthur Jeffreys.
    Starring Sallee Young, Harry Reems and Deborah Alter. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th April 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Released uncut on pre-cert video but this was seized in a police raid during the video nasties moral panic. Cut by the BBFC for 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    She has lost everything.

    After surviving a brutal and devastating assault, Linda Rodgers is institutionalized in order to deal with her intense trauma. By the time she is finally released, her attackers have been brought to justice and imprisoned206but the psychological scars remain.

    Tormented by visions of her attackers, and mistreated by her philandering husband, Linda is pushed over the edge when she encounters four young men whom she confuses with the men who assaulted her. Consumed with madness, Linda attempts to enact a bloody retribution for the disgusting crimes committed upon her206 and no one is safe in this shocking 1980 exploitation film in the tradition of I Spit On Your Grave.

     

     Shopping: Caltiki the Immortal Monster...

    1959 Italy / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Riccardo Freda and Mario Bava, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 18th April 2017
    Caltiki the Immortal Monster Blu-rayCombo Caltiki the Immortal Monster (Caltiki il mostro immortale) is a 1959 Italy / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Riccardo Freda and Mario Bava (uncredited).
    Starring John Merivale, Didi Sullivan and Gérard Herter. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate injury detail, violence for:

    • 2017 Arrow Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) Combo at UK Amazon released on 10th April 2017

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1960 cinema release. Uncut for this release.

    Promotional Material

    Arrow Video presents a collaboration between two giants of Italian cult cinema Riccardo Freda (The Vampires, The Horrible Dr Hichcock) and Mario Bava (5 Dolls for an August Moon, Blood and Black Lace)!

    A team of archaeologists led by Dr John Fielding (John Merivale, Circus of Horrors) descends on the ruins of an ancient Mayan city to investigate the mysterious disappearance of its inhabitants. However, the luckless explorers get more than they bargained for when their investigation of a sacrificial pool awakens the monster that dwells beneath its waters the fearsome and malevolent god Caltiki.

    Though Riccardo Freda received sole directing credit, a significant portion of the film was in fact the work of Mario Bava, who also served as its cinematographer and was responsible its striking special effects. Drawing on a diverse array of influences, from The Quatermass Experiment to the works of HP Lovecraft, Caltiki the Immortal Monster is a unique and unforgettable sci-fi chiller which showcases these two legendary filmmakers at their most inventive. Presented here for the first time in a newly restored high definition transfer, Caltiki shines and terrifies! like never before.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
  • 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 Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark
  • New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of The Haunted World of Mario Bava and So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
  • From Quatermass to Caltiki, a new discussion with author and critic Kim Newman on the influence of classic monster movies on Caltiki
  • Riccardo Freda, Forgotten Master, an archival interview with critic Stefano Della Casa
  • The Genesis of Caltiki, an archival interview with filmmaker Luigi Cozzi
  • Archival introduction to the film by Stefano Della Casa
  • Alternate opening titles for the US version
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by Kat Ellinger and Roberto Curti

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